Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hell is a real place

Why would some go so far as to say, or even think, that Hell is not a real place? The Bible plainly speaks of a place called Hell in 54 different verses. God didn't even spare some of His angels from Hell:

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

So, with that in mind, why would God just "spare" anyone else who sinned? It's clearly written in Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; ALL means ALL! That's all of US!

Praise God for His most awesome gift: Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Just remember, for a gift to be given, it must be received to be a complete gift. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Just ask, and HE will be faithful.
Sept 11th (NY) Jan 11th (Haiti) and March 11th (Japan) .... Luke 21: 10-11 "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." 
Jesus says for "behold I come quickly." So, ask yourself "Am I ready?"

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sorry about the recent absence...

Thanks to those who have been praying for my grandmother. For those who may not know, my uncle found her on 3/11 in the floor incoherent from being off her oxygen for some time, four hours max since he'd left. She was in the hospital for a week, on a ventilator for four days. She came off that and did well and a couple days later was released to a rehab center near home, that was last Friday.

Lindsey and I traveled to see her on Monday. On Tuesday the physical therapist discussed concerns about Grandma's acute pain in one leg during her therapy. We were able to visit with her quite a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, before we returned home Wednesday afternoon. Grandma was x-rayed on Thursday and they discovered that she has a fracture in her pelvic bone. Thankfully it won't require surgery. She'll continue on at rehab, just at a reduced pace. She's maintained her sense of humor, keeping everyone in stitches at the rehab center. Thanks again for the prayers for her and our family.

Update: So far no real news. However, they decided to send Grandma to the hospital for more x-rays and to see the doctor who did her hip surgery. They were there from after lunch some time to after 8:30 tonight. Don't know any more than I did before that. Just hope they saw the doctor. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Proverb of the Day

(OK, it was yesterday's proverb, but it still works!) 

"The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly." Proverbs 18:8

♪♪Oh, be careful, little mouth, what you say...♪♪

...A Proverb a Day Keeps the Devil at Bay!

Monday, March 14, 2011

This link is to satellite images before and after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (You'll probably need to cut and paste. It's a New York Times Site Link.
Wow! This puts things into perspective about how massive this was. It's looking like it won't be long now.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Jesus is coming soon...morning or night or noon...

It saddens me that the people I thought were once walking with the Lord now seem so far away from Him. Jesus is coming soon. Just turn on your TV and open your Bible - the KING JAMES BIBLE, not one that has removed the truth and the blood. (Hebrews 9:22b  without shedding of blood is no remission.) God has laid it all out for us to see.

You don't have to turn to Revelations to see current headlines. Three of the Gospels talk about things that are going on right NOW.

Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. 

Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Remember Egypt? God told about that way before it happened as well...

Isaiah 19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

There's more to come. Read your Bible and you won't be surprised! But, you'd better be ready because there will be no second chances once He returns for His bride. Are you ready?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thy word have I hid in mine heart

Proverbs 4:20-21 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

We would do good to remember to stay in God's Word daily. It can be so easy to let life get in the way of doing that. When we don't stay in the Word, we starve our soul of food from the Father. (Not many of us miss a trip by the kitchen for a meal during the course of a day!) None of us are an exception, myself included. And, it's like missing church - once you miss, the next time is easier to miss and so on, until you wind up farther away from God than you'd thought you'd be. As you get farther away from God, the way back becomes more difficult, though not impossible.

We should also try to memorize scripture. When we have a situation that comes into our lives, the Lord will give us a verse or verses for the situation to help us through it. If we haven't been in His Word to have read those verses, how can He bring them to our mind?

 Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.