Hello….to my friends ~~ here and there and everywhere

May God bless you so richly.  I want to write to each of you but not on FB because I don’t believe we are allowed to write the length of anything that I write.

I want to share with you a bit about my beliefs.  I have “friends” who show no mercy, no idea really of what might be the truth, but only where the multitude is going.

Remember when Pilate seemingly wanted to release Jesus but the crowd had wooed people after people and they were all one in shouting, “Crucify!  Crucify! Crucify Him.  Release to us Barabbas!”

The modern day version of this is going on right before our eyes with our President and the people who do not ever “want” to give him any credit for any thing and why!  Mostly I believe because of his past.  May I ask you ~~ what about your past! Isn’t it something that hasn’t always been so clean and clear but God forgave.

Believe me!  I know where I have been and what I have done and HE FORGAVE ME without a blink of an eye. But in forgiving, my sins were removed – – granted – – but I still live with being a person that looks the same and in many ways, acts the same.  If you knew my past, I wonder “how” you would feel about me and what you would say behind my back as though you were above reproach – well at least – “never did what she has done.”

When we want to crucify Pres. Trump, we look to his past.  He has been in office every thing that no other president has been because he is not a politician.  They cannot control him as they have others.

But look at some thing else that stands firm and tall in the shadows and no one cares in the least.  Here it is.  We can oust him.  Sure.  But what you are doing when you do that is that you are saying, “Yes, I stand with the Democrats.”  Well.  What does that mean.  It means that you will allow freely in your heart the following and so much more.

Federal funds to pay for abortions.  Allowing babies to be killed even when being born is about to happen.  The babies will cry out in pain as their little skulls are crushed. They want judges appointed that will give the right to a woman for a safe and legal abortion.

LGBT people are like all others.  They have rights galore. Marriage no longer to be defined as man and woman – it can be man and man or woman and woman.

What is the definition of illegal?  Why is coming into the US legally not ever mentioned? The idea to give illegals insurance, privilege to vote, drive, and so much more.  Come one come all, regardless of what you think or believe or will do to an American once you are here.

Now these things and so much more filth will always go on – that is a part of the world system but to have it legalized is one thing and to simply have it going on is another.  God is the One who will, in the end, have the say about these things.  I prefer to let Him handle them and He will, the true Christian knows what the Word says about it.

When you consider trashing the Republican Party I would hope that you have received, online, a copy of the Democratic and Republican Party Platforms.  If you can really, as a Christian, stand on the premises of what the Democratic Party believes then so be it. But please don’t trash what a Christian’s belief is because you despise some one that the people have put into office.  He is not perfect, but answer me this.  If you don’t re-elect him who will you vote for?  There are no choices.  It is him or it is a Democrat.

The election – the idea that Russia instigated it.  Believe me.  The Democrats did everything within their power to find the dirt on Pres. Trump and they could not pin it on him AT ALL.  If they could have, they would have had him out the first quarter he served as President.  Nancy P. hated him from day one and said they would get him out of office. It simply was not true.  IT WAS NOT!!!!!!

Now they are saying DEFINITELY – HE WILL NOT SERVE AS PRESIDENT AFTER THE ELECTION.  She gleefully said last night that he would not be around with a smile and a giggle. Several with her cohorts are responding the same way.

From experience, I can not point to a single time in the Christian community, where he has gone back on promises made during the campaign.  NOT ONE!! He is a powerful businessman who can work wonders around the silly politicians.  He has done a LOT of things bad, but he has done some changing.  Give him credit where you can see with your eyes what he has done.

I am committed to praying for our president and his wife and his administration.  The stress and strain that they are under is crushing. God put him there just as he did the evil King back in the OT.  He ain’t goin’ no where until God is finished with him.  Maybe it will be at the end of this term but it may not be and believe me God will have the final word as He always does.

Now to change the subject, I will give a week to ten days for others to see on FB that I have invited them to read my Blog and after sufficient time for that, I plan to end my time there.  It is time wasted and in this time of my life that I have left, I want to gear more to praying and uplifting than degrading and pulling down.

I do plan to post yet for a little while, but on May 14th, I will turn 85.  Yes.  Completed 85 years of living. God has been so gracious and so loving and so forgiving with my life.

Please.  Don’t turn your nose up at my writings above.  May I suggest you humble yourself, and bow before our Heavenly Father and pray for a special need within your own life and pray for our President, his wife and his administration.  I can only imagine what and how he feels.

I prayed for our previous President, his wife and administration.  He was there for a reason and my responsibility as a Christian is to “pray for” instead of “hate thoughts/actions about” because I do not know what my Lord knows.  We are told to pray without ceasing.  God will handle all else.

He has given me two verses. I claim them for this time in my life.

“And your ears will hear a word behind you, ‘This is the way, walk in it’, whenever you turn to the right or to the left” Isa. 30:21.  

Then following that verse, He has given me this one.  

“Do not call to mind the former things or ponder things of the past.  Behold I will do something new” Isa. 43:18, 19a.

 

“He who dwells the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”

Marge H.

“Glimpsing”

So Simple!  So Complex!!  SALVATION

The ROMANS ROAD

Rom. 3:23….”All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Rom. 6:23….”For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord.”

Rom. 10:13..”For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Rom. 10:9….”If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Rom. 12:2….”Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

The word “CONFORMED” appears only in Rom. 12:2 and 1 Peter 1:14.

“RENEWING OF YOUR MIND” means getting into the Word DAILY and letting God teach me what He wants me to know and understand.

Lord!!!!  Teach me!!!! I am willing!!!!!  Are you , my friend!!

(Emphasis are mine)

Blessings today …. for you!

Marge H.

An invitation to all my Christian friends!

This Friday will be Good Friday.  Grace Bible Church, here in Sun City, will have a communion service online at 12 noon.  Here is their website.  gbcsuncity.org

Christians are invited to partake.  The church is not a building – never has been.  The church is made up of the people.  And though we can not have a “normal” weekend, it makes little difference.  Our hearts and souls will be in tune with the whole message of the weekend.

For once the rabbits and the eggs are taking a back seat and in God’s sight what matters is what will be taking place without the stuff which means nothing as far as the real message and purpose of the weekend is concerned.

Join us online, Friday at 12 noon.

Blessings to you!

Marge H.

“Glimpsing”

SALVATION

Three Facets:

LUKE 7:50. PAST           Salvation from the penalties of sin.

Rom.  5:10. PRESENT   Salvation from the power of sin in daily life.

1 Cor. 5:5.    FUTURE    Salvation from actual presence of sin (in heaven).

SALVATION:  So simple – So complex.

True Salvation~~That which God provides through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ.

According to the Bible~~There IS no other way that I can be saved.

Acts 4:12. “And there is salvation in NO ONE ELSE; for there is no other name UNDER HEAVEN, that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”

Because of the shedding of Christ’s blood, I have been purchased – removed from bondage – and liberated.

 

DEFINITIONS:

Rom. 5:17~~ RIGHTEOUSNESS ~~Gift that is given to everyone who receives Christ.

Rom. 8:33~~ JUSTIFIED               ~~To acquit – to declare righteous.

Heb. 2:17~~ PROPITIATION.       ~~God’s wrath was satisfied by the death of Christ.

(Emphasis are mine)

 

Be blest today!

Marge H.

It is Palm Sunday!

All the pomp and circumstance is left out for a change.  It is simply the raw belief that the Christian Faith has that counts.  That word “Faith”  is what it is all about. That is the reason it is so difficult for people to “believe” as we do. You have to simply accept that Faith without any thing dangling underneath it to “reassure” you or make you “feel” so good.  That is the downfall of Christianity – that “FAITH” bit.  But my friend, it is so real…so alive…so brilliant….so relieving….so chip-on-your-shoulder-be-gone, and so easy to be yours.

Christianity is not a denomination.  Christianity is not a cult.  Christianity is a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.  PERIOD.

Christianity is simply believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and ALL that He did. It is believing in the Bible and the Bible ALONE. We are believers as they were in biblical times.  They were as “one”.  There was no stigma such as there is today of “five large denominations”, or any OTHERS who have their own books of rules and regulations and do’s and don’ts that go along with the Bible, but do not live the Scriptures.

Any group, any where, that takes you out of the church and out of the Bible Believing teachings of the same are not Christian. If the Bible is not a part of your life, teaching you each day of your life, then you are a CULT.

Christianity does not come in “shades” of belief. It comes in one shade. That shade is brilliant, bright red – the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ given freely over 2000 years ago for you and for me. It is what we do with the word JESUS that makes the difference.  He is not a friend, or someone I can take to in order to get something or some feeling that I want.

He is my Friend who came and gave His life for me at Calvary over 2000 years ago and He will come again for all who believe in Him and HIM ALONE.

Back in the time of the Book of Acts, those who didn’t believe soon left.  It was that simple.  And they were not “encouraged” to come back.  It was not even an issue. If one was not a part of the true Faith, so be it. They simply listened….heard….decided it was not for them and they walked away.  We do not hear again of those unbelievers in the Word- – – they were gone of their own accord.

The Lord Jesus Christ came into the world at a time when any thing and every thing else would have failed.  But only the Lord ~~~~ only the Lord was the One who at the right time would right all of our wrongs on that old rugged cross on Calvary.  And those who believe that He and He alone took all of their sins, past, present and future on that cross  are exempt from the burning fires of hell when the time comes that He returns for those of His own.  Why beg you – – why plead with you – – we should not.  They did not back in the Book of Acts.

They simply presented the Gospel as it was – cold turkey. Where it was not accepted, they were told to shake the dust off their feet and move on without looking back. “Whosoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet” Matt. 10:14.

Years ago we received a little booklet from The Daily Bread which was their Easter Edition.  I want to share a bit with you on this Palm Sunday.

Reasons to believe God offers the Perfect Gift.

God loves to give Gifts.  James 1:17.

It cannot be Earned.  Eph. 2:8,9.

God paid for it Himself. John 1:29.

It comes with the proof of Purchase. Rev. 5:9.

God offers it by Grace.  Rom. 5:15.

It inspires Gratitude.  Ephesians. 2:10.

The phrase, ‘By grace you have been saved through faith’, tells us that God comes only where He is invited.  The One who wants us to share the happiness of His eternal family is waiting for us ~~ for you to welcome Him into our ~~ your lives/life.

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name”  John 1:12.  This is what it means to receive Him.

The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16.

This was/is God’s gift to us……the gift of Salvation.  And yet ~~~ we do not receive it unless we accept it.

“As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”  John 1:12.

It is totally up to you.  God has done the work through His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is free to all who will reach and take by faith.  How do I, a human being who has sinned from day one of her life, know this???!!!!

The Word tells me so:  8) “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the Gift of God; 9) not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.  10) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” Eph. 2:8,9,10.

The little Easter Edition of the Daily Bread family gives a wonderful invitation to you who are not saved.  And, yes.  You.  You know exactly “who” you are at this moment.  I am going to print what they have – – – – that is for – – – – YOU.

“God of heaven, I believe that Jesus is Your Son and my Savior.  I believe that He died for my sin and rose from the dead to show that His claims were true. I trust Him to give me the forgiveness, spiritual life, and promise of heaven that I long for.  In Jesus’ name,  I thank You.  Amen.

No bells.  No whistles.  No fanfare of any kind happened when you prayed that prayer, but it is BY FAITH and THAT ALONE that you are now a part of the Family of God.  And if you prayed that prayer or one similar to it and believe it, then you will turn from your wicked way and follow Him and “ALL” will see and know the decision that you made on this Palm Sunday in your life.

Resting in His Blood shed so long ago for me.

Marge H.

 

‘Glimpsing’ God’s Word

WORRY~~~~Distracting~~~~James 1:8

God is not talking about FORESIGHT but FOREBODING.

If I win with worry, I must~~~~

**Recognize the cause of worry.

**Realize the cost of worry.

**Realize the cure of worry.

I am to work for food.  God feeds the birds but He doesn’t throw the food in their nests.  I can worry myself to death but not to a longer life.

**40% of what I worry about never happens.

**30% has already happened.

**12% criticism.

**10% health.

**  8% REAL PROBLEMS but worry will do NO good.

 

Worry is costly.  Useless. Harmful.  An insult to God…..”O ye of little faith”.

“Trust in the Lord”. Matt. 5:32

 

Lean my arms on the windowsill of God and then turn to meet God for the day.

Happy Glimpsing!

Marge H.