Saturday, January 31, 2015

Diary of a Prayer Warrior

"Pray often
for prayer is
a shield to
the soul."
-John Bunyan

I thought on this last day of the month
( by the way, where did January go?)
I would do something different...

"For the law of the Spirit of life
which is in Christ Jesus
(the law of our new being)
has freed me
from the law of
sin and death.
Romans 8:2

"For I am
 persuaded beyond
all doubt (am sure)
that neither death
nor life,
nor angels,
nor principalities,
nor things impending
and threatening,
nor things to come,
nor powers,
Nor height or depth,
nor anything else
in all creation
will be able to
separate us from
the love of God
which is in
Christ Jesus
 our Lord."
Romans 8:38-39

"For I know that my
Redeemer and Vindicator
and at last
He (the Last One)
will stand upon
the earth."
Job 19:25

"Call to Me
and I will answer you
and show you great
and mighty things,
fenced in and hidden,
which you do not know
(do not distinguish and recognize)
have knowledge of
and understand."
Jeremiah 33:3

"But no weapon
that is formed against you
shall prosper,
and every tongue
that shall rise against you
in judgement
you shall show 
to be in the wrong.
This triumph over
the opposition
is the heritage of
the servants of the Lord,
(those in whom the
ideal Servant of the Lord
is reproduced);
this is the
or the vindication
which they obtain from Me,
this is that which I impart
to them as their
says the Lord."
Isaiah 54:17

Be A Prayer Warrior

"For God is my witness,
Whom I serve with 
my whole spirit
rendering priestly and
spiritual service
in preaching the Gospel
and telling the good news
of His Son, how
incessantly I always
mention you when
at my prayers."
Romans 1:9

"For as thy days
 thy strength shall be."
Deuteronomy 33:25

For the glory of His Kingdom...

"And whoever receives and
accepts and welcomes
one little child like this
for My sake
and in My name
receives and accepts
and welcomes Me."
Matthew 18:5

“Give me the Love
 that leads the way
The Faith
 that nothing can dismay
The Hope
 no disappointments tire
The Passion
 that'll burn like fire
Let me not sink to be a clod
Make me Thy fuel,
 Flame of God” 

-Amy Carmichael

 Amy Carmichael and her wards.

From the Emerald Isle
To Exotic India...

Amy Carmichael
prayed, as a little girl,
that Jesus would change
her brown eyes to blue.
Instead, He sent
her to India
to start an orphanage
and mission fellowship
 in Dohnavur,
where she served faithfully
for 55 years,
saving children
from the horrors
of sex slavery.

Dressed in a
traditional Indian sari,
and darkening her
skin with coffee,
Amy often traveled
for miles to remote
villages to save 
even one child
from a life of
shame and misery.
Before Amy died
in 1951,
she asked that
no memorial stone
be placed on her grave.
Instead, the children
she had cared for
placed a bird bath
on her grave site
with the inscription,
which in the
Tamil language

Like a mother bird,
Amy took many
poor and unwanted
children under her
 protective wings
and showed them
the love and mercy
of Jesus Christ.
Asked what drew them
to this foreign woman
who came to live
among them,
 the children
all replied,

Did You Know?

The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117.
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119.
The chapter in the center of the Bible is Psalm 118.
There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118.
There are 594 chapters after Psalm 118.
Add 594 and 594 and the answer is 1,188.
The central verse of the Bible is Psalm 118:8,

"It is better to
trust in the Lord
than to trust
in man."

The Story Behind
"The Twelve Days Of Christmas"

This famous holiday carol
was written in England
in the sixteenth century
as one of the
"catechism songs'
to help
young Catholics
learn the tenets
of their faith.

The reference to
"True Love"
mentioned in
the song refers 
to God.
refers to
every one
who has been
baptized into
the church.

The "Patridge
In A Pear Tree"
is Jesus Christ,
the Son of God.

The meaning of other symbols
in this song:

Two turtle doves- the Old and New Testaments
Three French Hens-Faith, Hope, and Charity
Four Calling Birds-the Four Gospels/Evangelists
Five Gold Rings-the Pentateuch, or first five books
of the Old Testament.
Six Geese A-Laying- the six days of creation
 Seven Swans A- Swimming- the seven gifts of
the Holy Spirit, the seven sacrements.
Eight Maids A- Milking-the eight Beatitudes
Nine Ladies Dancing-the nine fruits of 
the Holy Spirit
Ten Lords A-Leaping - The Ten Commandments
Eleven Pipers Piping- the eleven faithful apostles
Twelve Drummers Drumming- the twelve points
of doctrine in the Apostles' Creed. 

"If the world hates you,
know that it hated Me
before it hated you."
If you belonged
to the world,
the world would
treat you with affection
and would love you
as its own.
But because you are
not of the world,
no longer one with it,
but I have chosen
you out of the world,
the world hates you."
John 15:18-19

 Early Christian Martyr

Despite suffering
horrific torture and
a brutal death,
this young
French slave girl
refused to deny
her Lord,
Jesus Christ

"Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care,
and to take them
to heaven
to live with Thee
"Away In A Manger"

Syrian Christian children
martyred for their faith

"The worst massacre of Christians
 in Syria so far --
 complete with mass graves,
 tortured-to-death women and children,
 and destroyed churches --
 recently took place at the hands
 of the U.S.-supported jihadi “rebels”; 
 and the U.S. government 
and its mainstream media...
 are, as usual, silent
 (that is, when not actively trying
 to minimize matters.")
-Raymond Ibrahim

 Where is the voice of the Church
in America today?

Once upon a time
in the not so distant past,
America was seen as
the Great Liberator...

American Troops
liberate Dachau 
Concentration Camp
April, 1945

 Our soldiers
raising the flag of freedom
on Iwo Jima

Was the sacrifice made by the men of
the greatest generation a sacrifice made in vain?

Where there is no vision, no 
integrity, and no sense of moral
responsibility on the part of leadership
before the throne of God, the
people will perish.  This is
where America is today.

Liberty weeps
at the death of

But here is the 411:

(although many human beings
fail to see this)

The entire universe

We are all merely


 I believe that the
only Person
Who can truly save
America now is
Almighty God.
The question is,
"Will He?"

American Lives Matter
To God.
So Do American Souls!


GOD the greatest lover
SO LOVED in the greatest degree
THE WORLD to the greatest number
THAT HE GAVE with the greatest act
HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON by the greatest gift
THAT WHOSOEVER  through the greatest offer
BELIEVETH  in the greatest simplicity 
IN HIM  from the greatest man
SHOULD NOT PERISH by the greatest promise
BUT with the greatest difference
HAVE to the greatest certainty
ETERNAL LIFE for the greatest future

If you have never trusted
the Lord Jesus Christ
as your Savior
now is the time!

"And there is salvation
in and through no one else,
for there is no other name
under heaven
given among men
by and in which 
we must be saved."
Acts 4:12

"But the day of the Lord
will come like a thief,
and then, 
the heavens will vanish
with a thunderous crash
and the elements
of the universe
will be dissolved
with fire
and the earth
and the works
that are upon it
will be burned up."
II Peter 3:10

The day of the Lord
will come like a thief,
meaning, at an
unexpected time
and hour,
unlike a thief
coming to break in
and steal,
the Lord is
coming only
for those who
belong to

A very sobering
wouldn't you

"They shall see
His face,
and His name
shall be
on their foreheads."
Revelation 22:4

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lift Up Your Heads, O You Gates!

"Awake, awake,
put on your strength
O Zion;
put on your
beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem,
the holy city....

 View of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

...Hark, your watchmen
lift up their voices;
together they sing for joy;
for they shall see
the return of
the Lord
to Zion."
Isaiah 52:1,8

"Lift up your heads,
O you gates;
and be lifted up,
you age-abiding doors,
that the
King of glory
may come in.

The Eastern Gate

Who is the King of glory? 
The Lord,
strong and mighty,
the Lord,
mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads,
O you gates;
lift them up,
you age-abiding doors,
that the
King of glory
may come in.

Who is He 
King of glory?

The Lord of hosts,
He is the
King of glory."
Psalm 24: 7-10

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem"
Psalm 122:6

Jerusalem Roses