Our Victory in Christ Jesus Guaranteed !

     “Therefore . . . being now justified* be faith, we have Peace with God (John 14:27) through our Lord Jesus Christ !”   Romans 4:20-25 and 5:1

“What is justification* (innocence, holiness, righteousness) by faith?   It is the work of God in laying the glory of man in the dust (I Corinthians 1:29-31), and doing for man that which it is not in his power to do for himself. When men see their own nothingness, then they are prepared to be clothed with the righteousness of Christ !”
                                                                   – Manuscript Releases volume 20, p.117 Continue reading

Pokémon – Is it Just Fun and Games ?

pokemonnote:     The original POKEMON characters are known as “sprites,” which according to occult definition are literally fairies, imps or demons . . .

A Former Witch Doctor Shares His Thoughts About Pokémon
By Danique Tersmette, Little Light Studios,
September 26, 2016

There was only one thing in the world for which a 7-year old Dutch girl would get up at 6 am and turn on the TV: Pokémon. Even though I was not raised a Christian, my parents did not like the idea of me and my brother watching animals fighting each other. Too much aggression, they said. So the only option was to sneak out of bed, turn on the TV and watch Pokémon before my parents would wake up. They became a bit more mellow later on, and my brother was allowed to have Pokémon cards. I even borrowed a Pokémon Diamond game for the Nintendo GameBoy Color from a friend (which I forgot to return and kept for years). My childhood truly was all about Pokémon. But we all get older, and I had already forgotten about these little creatures. But then came Pokémon Go. Is the world hooked? Not a doubt.

     During staff worship at It Is Written ministry this morning someone shared a true story told by a former witchdoctor that I found quite shocking, and I think it’s a story worth sharing . . . Continue reading

the Root of Bitterness ?

free from bitterness 001     “. . . So likewise shall My Father in heaven do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses (error, sin or willful transgression) !”
Matthew 18:21-35, Mark 11:25-26 & Matthew 6:14-15

How to be Free from Bitterness ! – (PDF)  click here to read the full text

     “Before we can get rid of bitterness, we have to realize that we are bitter. How can we tell if we are bitter?  One good rule of thumb is this: Bitterness remembers details. You have had thousands of conversations in your life, most of which you have forgotten. But this one took place five years ago, and you remember every single word, his intonation, and the inflection of every part of his voice. You know exactly what happened—which means you are bitter.

     Someone might object and say that it is also possible to have a good memory of a wonderful conversation. Is this possible? Yes, but not likely. Why is this? Because memory is helped by review, review, and more review

People do not usually mull over the wonderful things as much. But they do go over and over and over the bad things. I have done quite a bit of counseling with people who are in the process of getting divorced. I have known some since the time they were married, at a happier time in their life. But at the time of the divorce they cannot remember a single happy time. All they can remember is that which they have gone over and over. They are bitter . . . !”

     “Let all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice be put away (taken away, removed) from you. And be ye kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God for Christ’s sake forgave you. Be ye therefore followers of God, as dearly loved children and walk (live a life of ) in love, just as Christ also hath loved us and given himself for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God . . . !” Ephesians 4:31-5:2