Monday, December 5, 2022

2 simple prayers

 

JESUS taught us how to pray:

Matthew 6:5-6

King James Version

5 And when thou prayest, 

thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: 

for they love to pray standing in the synagogues 

and in the corners of the streets, 

that they may be seen of men. 

Verily I say unto you, 

They have their reward.

6 But thou, 

when thou prayest, 

enter into thy closet, 

and when thou hast shut thy door, 

pray to thy Father which is in secret; 

and thy Father which seeth in secret 

shall reward thee openly.


Do you believe in GOD?

Do you pray to Him?

What do you pray about?

Let JESUS teach us here.

He reminded us:

Matthew 6:7-8

King James Version

7 But when ye pray, 

use not vain repetitions, 

as the heathen do: 

for they think that they shall be heard 

for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: 

for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, 

before ye ask him.


JESUS taught us what to pray:

Matthew 6:9-13

King James Version

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: 

Our Father which art in heaven, 

Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, 

Thy will be done in earth, 

as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, 

as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil: 

For thine is the kingdom, 

and the power, 

and the glory, 

for ever. 

Amen.


Apart from the prayer JESUS taught us, we can also have another prayer.

Just by talking to GOD in our own way.

THANKING Him for everything.

For loving us.

For giving us people to love.

For the roof over our heads.

For food on the table.

For clothing.

For the work given us.

It's really pretty simple.

And basic.

Almost child-like, this praying to GOD.

No need for intellectual stuff.

GOD looks upon our hearts.

Psalm 14:2

King James Version

2 The Lord looked down from heaven 

upon the children of men, 

to see if there were any that did understand, 

and seek God.


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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

TURN to GOD now

 

Matthew 24:37-39

King James Version

37 But as the days of Noah were, 

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood 

they were eating and drinking, 

marrying and giving in marriage, 

until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, 

and took them all away; 

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


If there's one message I keep repeating, is that the RAPTURE is imminent.

It can happen anytime.

People must turn to GOD now.

End all obsession with self.

Focus on JESUS now.

And not face the DAY of WRATH.

JESUS holds the key to our salvation.

Acts 4:12

King James Version

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 

for there is none other name under heaven 

given among men, 

whereby we must be saved.


He holds the keys to hell, and death.

Revelation 1:18

King James Version

18 I am he that liveth, 

and was dead; 

and, behold, 

I am alive for evermore, 

Amen; 

and have the keys of hell and of death.


He is the WAY back to GOD.

John 14:6

King James Version

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.


He holds ALL power.

Matthew 28:18

King James Version

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me 

in heaven and in earth.


He asks we focus on these:

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


Matthew 22:37-40

King James Version

37 Jesus said unto him, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments 

hang all the law and the prophets.


John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


I will keep writing, and warning people.

I will keep telling you of GOD's magnificence.

I will keep reminding you of how much GOD loves us.

The LORD is merciful, and longsuffering.

He does not want anyone to perish.

2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.


I will keep informing you of the ways the enemy tries to destroy our soul.

Where movies tell you to "turn", into vampires, werewolves, or zombies, GOD tells you to TURN to HIM now.

Joel 2:12-13

King James Version

12 Therefore also now, 

saith the Lord, 

turn ye even to me with all your heart, 

and with fasting, 

and with weeping, 

and with mourning:

13 And rend your heart, 

and not your garments, 

and turn unto the Lord your God: 

for he is gracious and merciful, 

slow to anger, 

and of great kindness, 

and repenteth him of the evil.


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Sunday, August 28, 2022

PARABLE of the 10 virgins

 

Luke 12:35

King James Version

35 Let your loins be girded about, 

and your lights burning;


In the PREPARING for JESUS article, Scripture explained what having "our loins girded about" meant.

The verse also said to keep "'our lights burning".

In support of that verse, there's also the parable of the 10 virgins who were going to attend the wedding feast:

Matthew 25:1-13

King James Version

25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened 

unto ten virgins, 

which took their lamps, 

and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, 

and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, 

and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, 

they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, 

Behold, 

the bridegroom cometh; 

go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, 

and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, 

Give us of your oil; 

for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, 

Not so; 

lest there be not enough for us and you: 

but go ye rather to them that sell, 

and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, 

the bridegroom came; 

and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: 

and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, 

Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, 

for ye know neither the day nor the hour 

wherein the Son of man cometh.


BE ready, be awake, be aware, be holy, for the LORD JESUS can come any time GOD appoints.

It's all preparation now.

We must be blameless.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

King James Version

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; 

and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body 

be preserved blameless 

unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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Saturday, August 27, 2022

PREPARING for JESUS

 


What JESUS said:

Luke 12:40

King James Version

40 Be ye therefore ready also: 

for the Son of man cometh 

at an hour when ye think not.


Everything in the world, pales in comparison, at the knowledge that the RAPTURE is imminent.

It can come, as I'm writing.

It can come, any moment GOD sees fit.

As such, we must be prepared:

Luke 12:35

King James Version

35 Let your loins be girded about, 

and your lights burning;


But what does it mean to have "our loins girded about"?

Here's what other Bible versions say:


Luke 12:35

Amplified Bible

Be in Readiness

35 “Be dressed and ready for active service, and keep your lamps continuously burning.


Luke 12:35

Christian Standard Bible

Ready for the Master’s Return

35 “Be ready for service[a] and have your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

Common English Bible

Warning about being prepared

35 “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

Complete Jewish Bible

35 “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit,


Luke 12:35

Contemporary English Version

Faithful and Unfaithful Servants

35  Be ready and keep your lamps burning


Luke 12:35

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

Keep Watch For Your Master’s Return. Be Prepared

35 Let your waists be girded[a] and your lamps burning,


Luke 12:35

Easy-to-Read Version

Always Be Ready

35 “Be ready! Be fully dressed and have your lights shining.


Luke 12:35

Evangelical Heritage Version

Be Ready!

35 “Be dressed, ready for service, and keep your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

English Standard Version

You Must Be Ready

35 “Stay dressed for action[a] and keep your lamps burning,


Luke 12:35

Expanded Bible

Always Be Ready

35 “·Be dressed, ready for service [T Let your loins be girded; C tucking garments into the waist belt to allow swift movement; a metaphor for preparedness], and have your lamps ·shining [burning; lit].


Luke 12:35

GOD’S WORD Translation

The Son of Man Will Return When You Least Expect Him

35 “Be ready for action, and have your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

Good News Translation

Watchful Servants

35 “Be ready for whatever comes, dressed for action and with your lamps lit,


Luke 12:35

Holman Christian Standard Bible

Ready for the Master’s Return

35 “Be ready for service[a] and have your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

International Children’s Bible

Always Be Ready

35 “Be ready! Be dressed for service and have your lamps shining.


Luke 12:35

International Standard Version

The Watchful Servants

35 “You must keep your belts fastened and your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

J.B. Phillips New Testament

Jesus’ disciples must be on the alert

35-40 “You must be ready dressed and have your lamps alight,


Luke 12:35

Lexham English Bible

On the Alert for the Master’s Return

35 “You must be prepared for action[a] and your[b] lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

The Message

When the Master Shows Up

35-38 “Keep your shirts on; keep the lights on!


Luke 12:35

Names of God Bible

The Son of Man Will Return When You Least Expect Him

35 “Be ready for action, and have your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

New American Standard Bible 1995

Be in Readiness

35 “[a]Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

New Catholic Bible

Parables about Watchfulness[a]

35 The Parable of the Vigilant Steward.[b]“Fasten your belts for service and have your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

New Century Version

Always Be Ready

35 “Be dressed, ready for service, and have your lamps shining.


Luke 12:35

New English Translation

Call to Faithful Stewardship

35 “Get dressed for service[a] and keep your lamps burning;


Luke 12:35

New International Reader's Version

Be Ready

35 “Be dressed and ready to serve. Keep your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

New International Version

Watchfulness

35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,


Luke 12:35

New Life Version

Jesus Says to Watch and Be Ready for His Second Coming Be Ready for His Second Coming

35 “Be ready and dressed. Have your lights burning.


Luke 12:35

New Testament for Everyone

Jesus’ Call to Watchfulness

35 ‘Make sure you’re dressed and ready with your lamps alight,’ said Jesus.


Lukas 12:35

Orthodox Jewish Bible

35 Tighten your gartels for action and have your menorahs lit.


Luke 12:35

Tree of Life Version

35 “Have your belt strapped on and lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

World English Bible

35 “Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

Worldwide English (New Testament)

35 `Be dressed and have your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

Wycliffe Bible

35 Be your loins girded above, and lanterns burning in your hands;


In SUMMARY, "have your loins girded about" means:

dressed and ready for active service

ready for service

dressed for service 

dressed for action

ready

waists be girded

fully dressed

dressed, ready for service

Stay dressed for action

dressed, ready for service [T Let your loins be girded; C tucking garments into the waist belt to allow swift movement

ready for action

ready for whatever comes, dressed for action

ready for service

keep your belts fastened 

ready dressed

prepared for action

Keep your shirts on

dressed in readiness

Fasten your belts for service

dressed, ready for service

dressed for service

dressed in readiness

dressed, ready for service

dressed and ready to serve

ready and dressed

dressed

Tighten your gartels for action

belt strapped on

Let your waist be dressed

loins girded above


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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

LAST call

 

JESUS said:

John 8:37-38

King James Version

37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; 

but ye seek to kill me, 

because my word hath no place in you.

38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: 

and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.


It may just be the last call.

Today may be my ONLY opportunity.

Perhaps, the last opportunity.

We never really know.

GOD can decide anytime is the BEST time.

And have His faithful meet JESUS up in the air.

What is popularly called, the RAPTURE.

Would you be part of it?

Do you care enough to know about it?

Why must you be part of it?

Only the foolhardy, and the wicked, would really want to miss the Rapture.

Only the proud would want to go through the terrible Tribulation.

I tremble at the idea.

JESUS warned:

John 8:24

King James Version

24 I said therefore unto you, 

that ye shall die in your sins: 

for if ye believe not that I am he, 

ye shall die in your sins.


Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 8:42

King James Version

42 Jesus said unto them, 

If God were your Father, 

ye would love me: 

for I proceeded forth and came from God; 

neither came I of myself, 

but he sent me.


John 14:15

King James Version

15 If ye love me, 

keep my commandments.


John 8:43-45

King James Version

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? 

even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, 

he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, 

and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


John 8:47

King James Version

47 He that is of God heareth God's words: 

ye therefore hear them not, 

because ye are not of God.


GOD calls us to pay attention to His SON:

Matthew 17:5

King James Version

5 While he yet spake, 

behold, 

a bright cloud overshadowed them: 

and behold a voice out of the cloud, 

which said, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased; 

hear ye him.


For, in JESUS, lies our SALVATION.

Acts 4:12

King James Version

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 

for there is none other name under heaven 

given among men, 

whereby we must be saved.


Let us DEPART from evil now.

Psalm 37:27-29

King James Version

27 Depart from evil, 

and do good; 

and dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lord loveth judgment, 

and forsaketh not his saints; 

they are preserved for ever: 

but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, 

and dwell therein for ever.


GOD loves us all.

He doesn't want anyone to perish.

2 Peter 3:9-10

King James Version

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come 

as a thief in the night; 

in the which the heavens shall pass away 

with a great noise, 

and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, 

the earth also and the works that are therein 

shall be burned up.


GOD gave JESUS full authority over EVERYTHING.

He speaks only what the FATHER tells Him.

JESUS is saving us from GOD's wrath to come.

John 3:34-36

King James Version

34 For he whom God hath sent 

speaketh the words of God: 

for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

35 The Father loveth the Son, 

and hath given all things into his hand.

36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: 

and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; 

but the wrath of God abideth on him.


Please heed the call.

You and your family.

Everyday we're on earth is PURE GRACE.

Let us not test GOD's love, mercy, and patience.

We've had too many warnings already.

Let us not be complacent.

Let us not mock.

TURN to the LORD now.

Become born again.

That you may be instructed by SPIRIT.

Be not like the scoffers.

You'll probably say, many warnings have come.

Thousands of years already.

Demanding, "WHERE, where is His coming?"

True, but heed this, for GOD has a DIFFERENT timeline.

Oh, GOD sure has a different timeline.

The one that makes us tremble.

2 Peter 3:8

King James Version

8 But, 

beloved, 

be not ignorant of this one thing, 

that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, 

and a thousand years as one day.


Heed the call of the LORD now.

REPENT, and BELIEVE in the LORD.

Be not blind.

Be not deaf.

Be not hard-hearted.

Believe in this paradox, given by the LORD JESUS:

Matthew 24:44

King James Version

44 Therefore be ye also ready: 

for in such an hour as ye think not 

the Son of man cometh.


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Sunday, June 19, 2022

PEACE

 Psalm 34:4

King James Version

4 I sought the Lord, 

and he heard me, 

and delivered me from all my fears.


What could be better than peace, from all our fears?

Who could give us the peace we seek?

What gives lasting peace?

Only JESUS, the PRINCE of PEACE, can give us peace.

Scripture testifies of it.

Isaiah 9:6

King James Version

6 For unto us a child is born, 

unto us a son is given: 

and the government shall be upon his shoulder: 

and his name shall be called Wonderful, 

Counsellor, 

The mighty God, 

The everlasting Father, 

The Prince of Peace.


Here's what the LORD told us:

Matthew 5:9

King James Version

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: 

for they shall be called the children of God.


Matthew 6:31-33

King James Version

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, 

What shall we eat? 

or, What shall we drink? 

or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) 

for your heavenly Father knoweth 

that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, 

and his righteousness; 

and all these things shall be added unto you.


Matthew 11:28-30

King James Version

28 Come unto me, 

all ye that labour and are heavy laden, 

and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, 

and learn of me; 

for I am meek and lowly in heart: 

and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, 

and my burden is light.


Mark 4:37-39

King James Version

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, 

and the waves beat into the ship, 

so that it was now full.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, 

asleep on a pillow: 

and they awake him, 

and say unto him, 

Master, 

carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose, 

and rebuked the wind, 

and said unto the sea, 

Peace, be still. 

And the wind ceased, 

and there was a great calm.


Mark 4:40

King James Version

40 And he said unto them, 

Why are ye so fearful? 

how is it that ye have no faith?


Mark 9:50

King James Version

50 Salt is good: 

but if the salt have lost his saltness, 

wherewith will ye season it

Have salt in yourselves, 

and have peace one with another.


Luke 24:36

King James Version

36 And as they thus spake, 

Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, 

and saith unto them, 

Peace be unto you.


Luke 24:38-39

King James Version

38 And he said unto them, 

Why are ye troubled? 

and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

39 Behold my hands and my feet, 

that it is I myself: 

handle me, 

and see; 

for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, 

as ye see me have.


Luke 24:44

King James Version

44 And he said unto them, 

These are the words which I spake unto you, 

while I was yet with you, 

that all things must be fulfilled, 

which were written in the law of Moses, 

and in the prophets, 

and in the psalms, 

concerning me.


Luke 24:46-49

King James Version

46 And said unto them, 

Thus it is written, 

and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, 

and to rise from the dead the third day:

47 And that repentance and remission of sins 

should be preached in his name among all nations, 

beginning at Jerusalem.

48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

49 And, behold, 

I send the promise of my Father upon you: 

but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, 

until ye be endued with power from on high.


John 3:16-17

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world 

to condemn the world; 

but that the world through him 

might be saved.


John 10:27-28

King James Version

27 My sheep hear my voice, 

and I know them, 

and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.


John 10:29

King James Version

29 My Father, 

which gave them me, 

is greater than all; 

and no man is able to pluck them 

out of my Father's hand.


John 10:30

King James Version

30 I and my Father are one.


John 14:1-4

King James Version

14 Let not your heart be troubled: 

ye believe in God, 

believe also in me.

2 In my Father's house are many mansions:

 if it were not so, 

I would have told you. 

I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, 

I will come again, 

and receive you unto myself; 

that where I am, 

there ye may be also.

4 And whither I go ye know, 

and the way ye know.


John 14:6

King James Version

6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh unto the Father, 

but by me.


John 14:27

King James Version

27 Peace I leave with you, 

my peace I give unto you: 

not as the world giveth, 

give I unto you. 

Let not your heart be troubled, 

neither let it be afraid.


John 16:7-15

King James Version

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; 

It is expedient for you that I go away: 

for if I go not away, 

the Comforter will not come unto you; 

but if I depart, 

I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, 

he will reprove the world of sin, 

and of righteousness, 

and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, 

and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, 

but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, 

the Spirit of truth, is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, 

that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: 

for he shall receive of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: 

therefore said I, 

that he shall take of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.


John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


John 20:19-22

King James Version

19 Then the same day at evening, 

being the first day of the week, 

when the doors were shut 

where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, 

came Jesus and stood in the midst, 

and saith unto them, 

Peace be unto you.

20 And when he had so said, 

he shewed unto them his hands and his side. 

Then were the disciples glad, 

when they saw the Lord.

21 Then said Jesus to them again, 

Peace be unto you: 

as my Father hath sent me, 

even so send I you.

22 And when he had said this, 

he breathed on them, 

and saith unto them, 

Receive ye the Holy Ghost:


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