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A prayer of St. Paul…

Mark Horner August 27 2018
Bowing my knees before the Father, I pray…

That wealth of Abba (Pappa God) be manifest to you as His deity working in you (mind blown!), His adopted children. His Spirit, indwelling you, making you strong with his power, to do his Will. No matter what your past life was, I pray that you who have been immersed in the Father’s love, would grow up in the reality of his amazing love to do the family business which is the love of the Anointed, Jesus our brother, beloved and KING. I pray that day by day, moment by moment, you grasp some aspect of the full measure of the Father’s love for you, so that you may stand against the darkness and love others with the love that we have come to know in Y’shua-Jesus.

I can hardly wait to hear your testimony of the Fathers answer to this prayer when you realize that what God can do just with his love is beyond our wildest dreams because he does not work by our power or according to what we hope for but according to HIS strength, a manifestation of his deity, GLORY!

In the Church and

In Y’shua our KING

Love that is like a seed released from him, to you in him, with growth to the next generation and beyond, into eternity.

Amen! (stand firm)

I kneel before the Father,  from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-20 niv

Debs… praying in and for Everett, WA and beyond

August 2018 theme: a visual of dandelion seeds as wings of prayer on the wind of the Spirit of the Almighty. Psalm 104:3

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Faith…

Stan Faith 

noun …describes (labels) my reliance on Y’shua-Jesus for Salvation.

Faith is the technical term for the means to approach YHVH (the  Almighty God) IN Y’shua. Faith results in the transformation of character to live “The Way” of Eternal Life.

 

Thanks to Strong’s and Zoehiates

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A voice of ONE…

August 18, 2018 Joli COEUR Who are you?

I’ve asked that question. I often answer with labels, jobs. I am a daughter. I am a wife, I am a mother, I am a teacher. But jobs and descriptions change. Today I am a wife, but what if something happened to one of us? Then what am I? My children are grown, “mother” does not mean what it once did. I still have a mom, but the relationship is not what it once was. I have been fired as a teacher twice. Both times were in churches. So if you ask me, who am I, what do I say?

This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, ” I am not the Anointing (Christ).” They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” Then they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am

A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF YHVH,’           as Isaiah the prophet said.”
John 1:19-23 nasu

I am the voice of ONE.

How beautiful and utterly awesome is that? As inspiring as this is to me, I confess that for years, I thought ONE (from the Hebrew ECHAD) was like the old song, “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do” (Three Dog Night). I was so wrong!

“Hear, O Israel! YHVH is our God, YHVH is ONE!
Deuteronomy 6:4

Heaven came down and glory filled my soul… (Chorus to “Oh what a wonderful, wonderful day” -Gospel Music). So many concepts came together for me when I realized that “One” is not a number but a state of being in YHVH.

YHVH is One, The uncircumcision and the circumcision are ONE because of the blood of Y’shua-Jesus. This One new man has One Spirit, being built into One Temple.  (Ephesians 2:11-22). This is why it is imperative that we love One another, it is why we are to submit to One another, because the One is YHVH our God. There is only One body, One hope, One KING (Lord), One faith, One baptism (immersion into the life of faith), and One God, our One Father who is in all who believe and over all who believe. (Eph 4:4-6) Because we are One, when you hurt, I hurt, my joy is your joy (1Cor 12:25-26). Within the assembly, the congregation of believers, we live as One… but how do we live as we walk in the world, which we are in, but not of?

I am the voice of ONE! I am to cry out to the world that the path, The Way to eternal life is straight. It cannot be found on the winding path of more good deeds then bad at the end of biological life, but in a total turn-around, repentance, with our eyes on Y’shua-Jesus, who connects biological life to spiritual living because he and the Father are One, and all who come to God in Jesus are One in him.

The Almighty loves you! He has better things then political hate, sickness, obsession and living for the next memory making moment. He has abundant life, peace…. Oneness in Him.

Debs… Shabbat Shalom

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A Prayer

Almighty God, thank you so much for binding yourself to our world in Jesus and binding me close to you through his lordship in my life. I look forward to the day when the Lord I kneel to worship today will be recognized by all the living and the dead as the One True Lord. I commit to live this day to honor him, and I know dear Father, that by honoring him I honor you. I praise and thank you for the gift of Jesus’ eternal and abiding lordship in the name of the Christ my Lord.Amen…………..Pastor Rambabu A

God blessed India
Happy Independence Day
God bless Indians.
God bless many souls in India
God gives Freedom in India.
Jesus Saves people and wins many souls in INdia
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Does God help those who help themselves?

August 12, 2018 Jenny e il PiccoloAnd the tempter came and said to him (Y’shua-Jesus), “If you are the Son of God command these stones to become loaves of bread.”     Matthew 4:3

We hear it so often that sometimes we think that it must be written somewhere in the Bible. “God helps those who help themselves.” I’ve looked, I’ve looked hard, this phrase, even this idea, is nowhere in the Bible.

Early this morning, while praying for a sister who is still raw from divorce and is now suffering yet another loss, I realized that we cannot help our-self and get the Almighty’s help. But what can we do? We give a sacrifice of Thankfulness.

I will offer to Thee the sacrifice of Thanksgiving and call upon the name of YHVH. Psalm 116:17

Have you ever thought of being thankful as if it was a sacrifice? I like to think of thanksgiving as something I do because I am happy. Someone does something for me or says something encouraging to me, and I say, “Thank-you.” But giving thanks does not always feel like Christmas morning when all my dreams are coming true. Sometimes I tell the Almighty thank you when I am really not feeling it. I must sound just like a two year old who must tell her brother, “sorry” because daddy told her to. But there are times when I thank YHVH (the LORD) by faith and not by feeling. I thank him for the unwelcome events and circumstances in my life because I trust that God sees the whole picture. I only see what hurt me. But guess what, the feeling of thankfulness always comes, even when I only say it because I have been to to.

I love the story of the temptation in Matthew chapter 7. Y’shua-Jesus has fasted in the wilderness for 40 days. It must have been a time to come as close to the Almighty as humanly possible while in the biological world of flesh. What an amazing event that must have been. No one goes on a three day fast, never mind 40, unless they are totally focused on God in the Spirit realm. But who crosses Y’shua-Jesus path at the end of the fast? The devil, a dark, evil creature of the spirit world. And what does he say to Y’shua at the end of his 40 day fast?

“If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.” God helps those who help themselves.” That idea did not come from God but from the devil. What Jesus told us was, “if you are hungry and ask the Almighty for bread, He will not give you a stone. Matthew 7:7-11 He will not help you help yourself. Ask and you will receive. If you ask for bread, the Almighty does not point out stones, he does not help you to help yourself, he freely gives to you what you need.

Why does the devil give you stones and challenge you to prove who you are in YHVH (the LORD)? Did the devil really not know who Jesus was? Did he need him to prove who he was before he would believe? I don’t think so. The devil came to destroy Y’shua’s trust in his Father’s love. That is what the devil does. The devil disguises what he does as if he were blessing us. The result is that we do not stand firm against the devil, instead, we listen to him. It happened to Eve in the Garden. (Did God really say…) It almost happened to Job when his friends and wife spoke to him after the tragic loss of his family. It happened to Abraham when Sarah suggested they could have a child with her maid. All of them accepted that God would help them if they helped themselves.

So what do we do if we pray and God does not answer us? Trust him. Remember that The Way is steep and narrow and few go that way.

Wait for YHVH (the LORD), be strong and be of good courage, yes wait for YHVH   Psalm 27:14

What do we do while we wait? The wait is difficult. I say, keep offering the sacrifice of thanksgiving as a sign that you trust God and know that He does not ask or expect you to help yourself.

Debs… still learning to trust God’s Way. 8/12/2018

 

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Is the Almighty telling you to quit?

The more I read Paul, the more I wonder if I have what it takes to press on.

But whatever any one dares to boast of – I am speaking as a fool – I also dare to boast of that.  Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.  Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one       2 Corinthians 11:21-23a

It happens to all of us who dare to speak the good words of Salvation to lost souls. They desperately reach out for the Word of Life, then, along comes a good Christian teacher who teaches an easier way. Not only do they proclaim a different way, they will speak of you, the evangelist, with gossip that proclaims you to be greedy, inconsistent, and self-indulgent.

Is The Almighty trying to tell us that we have it wrong? It is always right to go directly to Him and ask. He will tell you. Maybe you are being given signs that you should stop what you are doing for the kingdom. God does speak through signs, but to we who believe, He speaks directly through His word.

Look at the events Paul experienced that he might have interpreted as signs.

– I am talking like a madman – with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death.  Five times I have received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one.  Three times I have been beaten with rods; once I was stoned. Three times I have been shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been adrift at sea;  on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brethren;  in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.  And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure upon me of my anxiety for all the churches.  Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?

 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.  The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie.
2 Corinthians 11:23b-31 rsv

August 16, 2015 (1) Are there days when it seems as if nothing is going right?

We are warriors. Warriors are engaged in war. Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the darkness that holds creation captive. We are called to speak of the Life that sets souls free.

Debs… getting back into the rhythm of prayer

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Morning Devotions: 1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.   1 Peter 3:15

But Our verse starts with a word used to contrast two ideas. Only one idea is given in our verse, “sanctify the Lord God in your hearts” What is it contrasted to? Just before telling us to sanctify the Lord, Peter quotes the Prophet Isaiah.

…and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled. 1 Peter 3:14b

Peter quoted a passage of Isaiah, spoken to the people of Immanuel (those who the Almighty God was with, Isaiah 8:10). His message to the people of Immanuel? The dreadful king of Assyria was conquering the world as a flooding river conquers the land with water. Many countries had already fallen, including the sister state of Northern Israel. Now the land of promise, Zion, Jerusalem, the city of the great KING, is about to be over run and devastated by the dreadful Assyrians. No one had been able to stand against Assyria before.

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; 1 Peter 3:15a

Evil, pain, the shadow government, heartbreaking loss, deep disappointment, whatever the devil uses to flood your life with despair, threatens to sweep over you like a flood, as a conquering army, as wicked as the ancient Assyrians or modern Isis (who went after the same real-estate as the Assyrians). No one has ever stood against them before and now you are in their rifle scope, the red dot of their lasers are on your heart. Terror is the normal response.

Sanctify; the Greek word translated to English as Sanctify is also translated as “saint” and “holy”. It means “to make clean, to render pure”. Render is a word I learned as a young bride. It is what we did with the left-over scraps of pork fat after butchering and packaging all the parts of the pig. The fatty chunks were put into a large pot and gently heated to melt the fat. This separated the “lard” from the rest of the stuff in the pot. The Bible speaks of the refiners fire that separates silver from the dross. The fire make pure. To “sanctify” is to make something pure. “Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts…” Purify your worship, and get rid of the junk. Worship is Spirit and in truth.     Isaiah 48:10, John 14:6

…and be ready always to give an answer to every man... Are you a believer in Y’shua-Jesus (the Salvation of God)? Are you born again, do you remember when that happened? Why are you born again? What brought you that event? The answer to these questions are the foundation of your testimony, the answer you are to give to those who ask about the hope you have in Y’shua-Jesus even if their questions are not stated this same way.

…the hope that is in you… The Hope is not just a possibility that I wish for, it is what connects me to God. The Hope is “in” you, the Hope that connects me to God is the Holy Spirit whom we receive when we are born again. If the hope is not “in” you, then it is only a wish, it is the hard work done to try and make us good enough to go to heaven when our life ends. People who are not “born-again” have a “hope-so” wish that they are good enough for heaven instead of hell. Nothing a human does can buy them a ticket to heaven. Only the blood of Y’shua-Jesus, harvested on the cross, can make you acceptable for heaven. I share my Hope with you. Death is the only way to pay for sin. The blood of Y’shua-Jesus, who NEVER sinned EVER pays for YOUR sin and, because he was the only person to ever not have personal sin, who did not earn his own death sentence. He was resurrected to eternal life. By faith (fidelity to Him who is the Torah made flesh) brings you to heaven with Him.

Sanctify Him in your heart. Let the Holy Spirit teach you how to live Torah as the Anointed (Christ and Messiah both mean Anointed) did when he lived on earth. He is our example. He told the most careful religious person, “You must be born again.” We also must be born again. Salvation (Y’shua and Jesus both mean salvation), being born again, is how we receive the gift of the blood payment of Y’shua for our sin and gives us eternal life. Faith is how we receive the Holy Spirit, who is the evidence that we belong to the Kingdom of Heaven and proof that we pray in Jesus Name. The Holy Spirit teaches us how to live the Word of God, how to reject the way of the world, to sanctify Him in our hearts. The “meekness and fear” are the subject of our daily life, our witness, our testimony to a lost world, knowing how often we mess up.

To God be the Glory!

Debs…. who is praying that you know if you are born-again or if you are just religious (or less), and that you are able to tell why you trust Jesus instead of anything else the world offers when the flood of wickedness overwhelms your world. You can stand.

August 4, 2018

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