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Friday, April 26, 2013

Our Heavenly Father,

Thank you for watching over your children and giving us a peace that passes the understanding of mankind, even when we might not know the next step to take, we trust in your guidance. Thank you for the victories you allow us to achieve and may we always remember that it is you - and you alone - that deserves all the praise and glory! Thank you for providing such a great salvation, through your sacrificial death on a cruel cross, that allows those that trust you as Lord and Savior to have eternal salvation from the penalty of sin.

Jesus, Use us as your ministers to reach out to those that are hurting, with your love. Allow those that are sick and suffering to recognize you as the Great Physician and that all healing comes from your hand. Allow those that are suffering grief, from the loss of a friend or loved one, to see you as the Prince of Peace and fill their loss with your everlasting love. Enable and strengthen us as we seek to reach a world that is lost and bound for eternal hell with the knowledge that you - and you alone - are the way, the truth, and the life! Protect the many that are traveling this week and lead us boldly into new arenas, proclaiming the truth everywhere we stand!

Lord, We thank you for the privilege of being born in the Southland! Thank you for the examples you have provided us with in our Southern ancestors - examples of faith, endurance, and honour! May the things that we do and the places we go give you glory and not bring dishonour upon those that have gone before us and provided us with such a rich heritage! It's in the Holy and Precious name of Jesus Christ that we pray - Amen! ~ John Stones

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Have a blessed Easter!

Have a blessed Easter!

Brother's love and blessings,


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I am, among all people, most richly blessed.

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for but got everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all people, most richly blessed.

Thanks to:
Laura Dothard

Friday, March 22, 2013

There is, NO victory without Jesus!

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for walking beside us and never leaving those of us who have trusted you as our personal Lord and Savior! For providing us such a great salvation and your eternal promises, we give you all the praise, honour and glory! When our roads appear at their darkest, you carry us through to your light - thank you! Thank you watching over us and may we always put you first as nothing else is of eternal importance! This weekend as we celebrate your triumphal entry into Jerusalem, before the week of passion leading up to your Crucifixion, may each of us allow you to reign triumphant in our own hearts, as we remember the price you paid to redeem us from the penalty of sin!

Because of your great love, we come to you offering ourselves to your service. Use each one as we make ourselves available to be used. The blessings we receive are directly tied to our availability to be of service to you, of this there is no doubt! As we reach out to others, may they see you and your sacrificial love for them through us, and come to trust you as their personal Lord and Savior! No need is outside your ability to provide, if it's filling honours you!

Lord, we are so grateful for the heritage that you have called us to be a part of! Our ancestors honoured and trusted in you as they stood for independence from tyranny because they understood that only through complete dependence on you is true liberty possible! Strengthen us as we stand for truth! May our actions glorify you and honour our Southern ancestry! It is in the holy name of Jesus Christ that I pray this prayer - Amen!

John Stones
Dixie's Living Historians

Friday, February 22, 2013

Render unto Caesar.... Ya sure about that?

Romans Chapter 13

It seems that every time someone such as myself attempts to encourage our Christian brothers and sisters to resist an unconstitutional or otherwise reprehensible government policy, we hear the retort, "What about Romans Chapter 13? We Christians must submit to government. Any government. Read your Bible, and leave me alone." Or words to that effect.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Persecuted for your Christian faith? Rejoice in the Lord, you are glory bound! GB/PoP

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5:12

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thank you for walking beside us

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for walking beside us and never leaving those of us who have trusted you as our personal Lord and Savior! For providing us such a great salvation and your eternal promises, we give you all the praise, honour and glory! When our roads appear at their darkest, you carry us through to your light - thank you! Thank you watching over us and may we always put you first as nothing else is of eternal importance!

Because of your great love, we come to you offering ourselves to your service. Use each one as we make ourselves available to be used. The blessings we receive are directly tied to our availability to be of service to you, of this there is no doubt! As we reach out to others, may they see you and your sacrificial love for them through us, and come to trust you as their personal Lord and Savior! No need is outside your ability to provide, if it's filling honours you!

Lord, we are so grateful for the heritage that you have called us to be a part of! Our ancestors honoured and trusted in you as they stood for independence from tyranny because they understood that only through complete dependence on you is true liberty possible! Strengthen us as we stand for truth! May our actions glorify you and honour our Southern ancestry! It is in the holy name of Jesus Christ that I pray this prayer - Amen!

Brother John Stones
Dixie's Living Historians

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thanks Be!

Monday, January 14, 2013

ALL will pay their dues!

For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, said the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. Malachi 4:1

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Invite Our Lord to join you on your path all through 2013, you will be blessed and a better person if you do.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 - Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 - In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Brother's love and blessings,


Saturday, December 22, 2012

God lit the fuse!!

I totally believe in the Big Bang.... God lit the fuse!!

Genesis 1-5

1- In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 - And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.
3 - And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 - And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 - And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Find your answers in The Word of God and have faith!

Brother's love and blessings,


Sunday, December 16, 2012

CHRISTmas at the gas station

The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn't been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn't hate Christmas, just couldn't find a reason to celebrate. He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about when the door opened and a homeless man stepped through.

Instead of throwing the man out, Old George as he was known by his customers, told the man to come and sit by the heater and warm up. "Thank you, but I don't mean to intrude," said the stranger. "I see you're busy, I'll just go."

"Not without something hot in your belly." George said.

He turned and opened a wide mouth Thermos and handed it to the stranger. "It ain't much, but it's hot and tasty. Stew ... Made it myself. When you're done, there's coffee and it's fresh."

Just at that moment he heard the "ding" of the driveway bell. "Excuse me, be right back," George said. There in the driveway was an old '53 Chevy. Steam was rolling out of the front. The driver was panicked. "Mister can you help me!" said the driver, with a deep Spanish accent. "My wife is with child and my car is broken."

George opened the hood. It was bad. The block looked cracked from the cold, the car was dead. "You ain't going in this thing," George said as he turned away.

"But Mister, please help ..." The door of the office closed behind George as he went inside. He went to the office wall and got the keys to his old truck, and went back outside. He walked around the building, opened the garage, started the truck and drove it around to where the couple was waiting. "Here, take my truck," he said. "She ain't the best thing you ever looked at, but she runs real good."

George helped put the woman in the truck and watched as it sped off into the night. He turned and walked back inside the office. "Glad I gave 'em the truck, their tires were shot too. That 'ol truck has brand new ." George thought he was talking to the stranger, but the man had gone. The Thermos was on the desk, empty, with a used coffee cup beside it. "Well, at least he got something in his belly," George thought.

George went back outside to see if the old Chevy would start. It cranked slowly, but it started. He pulled it into the garage where the truck had been. He thought he would tinker with it for something to do. Christmas Eve meant no customers. He discovered the block hadn't cracked, it was just the bottom hose on the radiator. "Well, shoot, I can fix this," he said to himself. So he put a new one on.

"Those tires ain't gonna get 'em through the winter either." He took the snow treads off of his wife's old Lincoln. They were like new and he wasn't going to drive the car anyway.

As he was working, he heard shots being fired. He ran outside and beside a police car an officer lay on the cold ground. Bleeding from the left shoulder, the officer moaned, "Please help me."

George helped the officer inside as he remembered the training he had received in the Army as a medic. He knew the wound needed attention. "Pressure to stop the bleeding," he thought. The uniform company had been there that morning and had left clean shop towels. He used those and duct tape to bind the wound. "Hey, they say duct tape can fix anythin'," he said, trying to make the policeman feel at ease.

"Something for pain," George thought. All he had was the pills he used for his back. "These ought to work." He put some water in a cup and gave the policeman the pills. "You hang in there, I'm going to get you an ambulance."

The phone was dead. "Maybe I can get one of your buddies on that there talk box out in your car." He went out only to find that a bullet had gone into the dashboard destroying the two way radio.

He went back in to find the policeman sitting up. "Thanks," said the officer. "You could have left me there. The guy that shot me is still in the area."

George sat down beside him, "I would never leave an injured man in the Army and I ain't gonna leave you." George pulled back the bandage to check for bleeding. "Looks worse than what it is. Bullet passed right through 'ya. Good thing it missed the important stuff though. I think with time your gonna be right as rain."

George got up and poured a cup of coffee. "How do you take it?" he asked.

"None for me," said the officer.

"Oh, yer gonna drink this. Best in the city. Too bad I ain't got no donuts." The officer laughed and winced at the same time.

The front door of the office flew open. In burst a young man with a gun. "Give me all your cash! Do it now!" the young man yelled. His hand was shaking and George could tell that he had never done anything like this before.

"That's the guy that shot me!" exclaimed the officer.

"Son, why are you doing this?" asked George, "You need to put the cannon away. Somebody else might get hurt."

The young man was confused. "Shut up old man, or I'll shoot you, too. Now give me the cash!"

The cop was reaching for his gun. "Put that thing away," George said to the cop, "we got one too many in here now."

He turned his attention to the young man. "Son, it's Christmas Eve. If you need money, well then, here. It ain't much but it's all I got. Now put that pea shooter away."

George pulled $150 out of his pocket and handed it to the young man, reaching for the barrel of the gun at the same time. The young man released his grip on the gun, fell to his knees and began to cry. "I'm not very good at this am I? All I wanted was to buy something for my wife and son," he went on. "I've lost my job, my rent is due, my car got repossessed last week."

George handed the gun to the cop. "Son, we all get in a bit of squeeze now and then. The road gets hard sometimes, but we make it through the best we can."

He got the young man to his feet, and sat him down on a chair across from the cop. "Sometimes we do stupid things." George handed the young man a cup of coffee. "Bein' stupid is one of the things that makes us human. Comin' in here with a gun ain't the answer. Now sit there and get warm and we'll sort this thing out."

The young man had stopped crying. He looked over to the cop. "Sorry I shot you. It just went off. I'm sorry officer."

"Shut up and drink your coffee " the cop said. George could hear the sounds of sirens outside. A police car and an ambulance skidded to a halt.

Two cops came through the door, guns drawn. "Chuck! You ok?" one of the cops asked the wounded officer.

"Not bad for a guy who took a bullet. How did you find me?"

"GPS locator in the car. Best thing since sliced bread. Who did this?" the other cop asked as he approached the young man.

Chuck answered him, "I don't know. The guy ran off into the dark. Just dropped his gun and ran."

George and the young man both looked puzzled at each other.

"That guy work here?" the wounded cop continued. "Yep," George said, "just hired him this morning. Boy lost his job."

The paramedics came in and loaded Chuck onto the stretcher. The young man leaned over the wounded cop and whispered, "Why?"

Chuck just said, "Merry Christmas boy ... and you too, George, and thanks for everything."

"Well, looks like you got one doozy of a break there. That ought to solve some of your problems."

George went into the back room and came out with a box. He pulled out a ring box. "Here you go, something for the little woman. I don't think Martha would mind. She said it would come in handy some day."

The young man looked inside to see the biggest diamond ring he ever saw. "I can't take this," said the young man. "It means something to you."

"And now it means something to you," replied George. "I got my memories. That's all I need."

George reached into the box again. An airplane, a car and a truck appeared next. They were toys that the oil company had left for him to sell. "Here's something for that little man of yours."

The young man began to cry again as he handed back the $150 that the old man had handed him earlier.

"And what are you supposed to buy Christmas dinner with? You keep that too," George said. "Now git home to your family."

The young man turned with tears streaming down his face. "I'll be here in the morning for work, if that job offer is still good."

"Nope. I'm closed Christmas day," George said. "See ya the day after."

George turned around to find that the stranger had returned. "Where'd you come from? I thought you left?"

"I have been here. I have always been here," said the stranger. "You say you don't celebrate Christmas. Why?"

"Well, after my wife passed away, I just couldn't see what all the bother was. Puttin' up a tree and all seemed a waste of a good pine tree. Bakin' cookies like I used to with Martha just wasn't the same by myself and besides I was gettin' a little chubby."

The stranger put his hand on George's shoulder. "But you do celebrate the holiday, George. You gave me food and drink and warmed me when I was cold and hungry. The woman with child will bear a son and he will become a great doctor.

The policeman you helped will go on to save 19 people from being killed by terrorists. The young man who tried to rob you will make you a rich man and not take any for himself. "That is the spirit of the season and you keep it as good as any man."

George was taken aback by all this stranger had said. "And how do you know all this?" asked the old man.

"Trust me, George. I have the inside track on this sort of thing. And when your days are done you will be with Martha again."

The stranger moved toward the door. "If you will excuse me, George, I have to go now. I have to go home where there is a big celebration planned."

George watched as the old leather jacket and the torn pants that the stranger was wearing turned into a white robe. A golden light began to fill the room.

"You see, George ... it's My birthday. Merry Christmas."

George fell to his knees and replied, "Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus"

Merry Christmas!!

This story is better than any greeting card.


Thanks to Lynn Hammond for sharing!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


As easy as love is to say, it's the hardest thing to get out of your mouth.

WE should say it more often. ; ^ )

"Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?" ~ Richard Bach

Brother's LOVE and blessings to y'all!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Lord's peace

The Lord's peace and blessings fill me daily. He is my rock and I fear nothing. Praise God He found and changed me!

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Brother's love and blessings,


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Brother's love and Blessings, PoP

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Lords Prayer

Brother Richard

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Are you a warrior?

Ephesians 6:10-20: "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

God has a way of intervening if the heart is willing....

Two Stories - BOTH are true and worth reading!!!!


Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn't
famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy
city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's
lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's
skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time..

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was
the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For
instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in
help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large
that it filled an entire Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little
consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved
dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a
good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object..

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even
tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a
better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he
couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie
wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth
about Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his
son some semblance of integrity. To do this, he would have to testify
against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great. So, he

Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on
a lonely Chicago Street ... But in his eyes, he had given his son the
greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever
pay. Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a
religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.

The poem read:

"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to
tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the
only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in
time. For the clock may soon be still."


World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant
Commander Butch O'Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington
in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was
airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had
forgotten to top off his fuel tank.

He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get
back to his ship.

His flight leader told him to return to the carrier.
Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that
turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding
its way toward the American fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was
all but defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them
back in time to save the fleet. Nor could he warn the fleet of the
approaching danger. There was only one thing to do. He must somehow
divert them from the fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the
formation of Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he
charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another.
Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many
planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault. He dove at the planes,
trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy
planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.

Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction

Deeply relieved, Butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped
back to the carrier.

Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding
his return. The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told
the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect
his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft
This took place on February 20, 1942 , and for that action Butch
became the Navy's first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to
win the Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29.
His home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade,
and today, O'Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the
courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare International, give
some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and
his Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2.


Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

God's love never fails....

Romans 8:37-39
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God's love never fails.... We should not let ours fail Him!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Saturday, May 5, 2012


Friday, April 20, 2012


Demons are Amongst Us!

Many folk have called me un-Christian for calling someone demon/s.

Believe me when I say, demon are amongst us and it is our duty as Christians to fight them!

All that is now taking place were prophesied and things WILL get worse.
Luke 10:19
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Luke 9:1
“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”

Ephesians 6:10-17

10-Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11-Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13-Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14-Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15-And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16-Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17-And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Faith is our anchor in ALL things

Faith is our anchor in ALL things..... Use it and pray often, you will be amazed at the out come.

Hebrews Chapter 11

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rejoice in the Lord always

Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, Brothers and Sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. " And the God of peace will be with you. ."

Saturday, March 24, 2012

We shall not need to fight in this battle

Ephesians 6:12

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

2 Chronicles 20:15-17

15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

16 Tomorrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.

17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I shall pass through this world but once

"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Y'all have my prayers and love.... Anything else I will gladly give. PoP

Saturday, March 3, 2012

How often do you humble yourself?

Successful prayer requires a humble heart.

2 Chronicles 7:14
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A testimony

A testimony

Seven year ago I was diagnosed with a form of untreatable bone cancer "Chondrosarcoma." I was told I had 2-3 years to live and would have extreme pain that would build as the cancer moved to my organs. I have out live that prognosis by 4 years, but I do have pain that worsens with time.

I know prayers of Family and Friends are part of my perseverance but. I also know I'm on our Lord's time table and He's keeping this old man around for a reason. I have put my spirit in His hands and await His command.

I do not need or want sympathy as the Lord provides and the pain medications help greatly.... I am now addicted and unashamed.

I praise God in all things and except His will and know I am ready when He calls.

God bless all of you that have and continue to stand by me with prayers and love.

Brother PoP

Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Take My Hand.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

What wondrous love is this

What wondrous love is this O my soul O my soul
What wondrous love is this O my soul
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul for my soul
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down
When I was sinking down, sinking down
When I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul for my soul
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul

To God and to the Lamb I will sing, I will sing
To God and to the Lamb I will sing
To God and to the Lamb who is the great I Am
While millions join the theme I will sing

And when from death I’m free I’ll sing on I’ll sing on
And when from death I’m free I’ll sing on
And when from death I’m free I’ll sing and joyful be
And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on
And through eternity I’ll sing on

Saturday, February 4, 2012

So, let us do it know

How often do you forget to Thank and praise Him that bless' so much? I 'm sure that none of us do it enough...... So, let us do it know..... Thank you Lord for another day and praise your Holy Name!!

Psalm 118:24
24-This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Brother Billy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sometimes life is hard and it hurts

I suffer everyday, but I thank the Lord for each and every one of these painful days! I never question Him about His reasons and fully except His will.... PoP

"Sometimes life is hard and it hurts. We don't understand what is happening or why the Lord would let us go through something so painful.

Yet even those times, we can be assured that the Lord loves us, that He has a plan for our lives, and that He will never let us go." ~ unknown

James 5
11-Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Do you need strength?

Strength is guaranteed and just a prayer away. It is His promise to YOU!

Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thereis power, power wonder working power!

A man/woman with the power of God to guide them by the word and faith of prayer can not be over powered. The world may bruise and even bleed them but they will never be defeated because they will gain victory in Jesus and His promise. Those that know Him will stand before Him and those bloody bruises from victory will be wiped away as you enter His arms

We MUST forever be faithful by praying and believing that which we have not yet seen. Faith can truly move mountains.... Those mountains are the many obstacles we will have in our lifetime. I know this to be true as God has move many mountains in my live. He daily renews my faith in Him by His word and answered prayer.

Too many go through life in torment when relief is just a prayer away or a up-lifting verse from His word. When was the last time you and your Family had prayer together????

Find God and I promise you the peace I and others know. PoP

Monday, January 2, 2012

Ways of a true Friend

Ephesians 4:29-32
29-Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30-And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31-Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32-And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Emmanuel "God with us"

Matthew 1:18-25

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Merry CHRISTmas and God bless,

Bro. PoP

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Customs of the people are vain

If you are remembering the birth of Jesus on Christmas day, then, shouldn't you worship Jesus; love Jesus; speak of Jesus; sing unto and about Jesus; and bring gifts unto Jesus, rather than, see who can decorate the prettiest 'tree', or receive gifts rather than give gifts, and party, party and more party?

The cutting down of trees and decorating them to 'so-call' honor The LORD?

Jeremiah 10:3-5
3-For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

4-They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

5-They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

Decorate your tree give gifts but...... NEVER forget the reason for the season, praise Christ for His gift of life first!

God bless,

Bro. PoP

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry CHRISTmas!

We pray the joy of CHRISTmas last y'all the year long!

Love and blessings to y'all,

Bro.'s Chuck & PoP

Friday, November 4, 2011

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost

Be open and forthright about your Salvation and the Word of God, tell it to all that will listen. As a Christian, it's your obligation. But never force yourself on anyone, it can drive people away from finding Salvation. GB/PoP

2 Corinthians 4

1-Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2-But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

3-But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4-In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

5-For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

6-For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

7-But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

8-We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9-Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

10-Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11-For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

12-So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

13-We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

14-Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

15-For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

16-For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

17-For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

18-While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Do you the power of his might?

Ephesians 6:10-17

10-Finally, my brothers, be , and in the power of his might.

11-Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Satan will shame you, deceive you, intimidate you, to try and keep your from the truth. He is the author of lies. He wants to see you in Hell.

12-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

They will put stumbling blocks in the form of professing Christians who do not live for the Lord.

13-Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

That armour is, faith, The Word of God and never ending prayer.

14-Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Standing means you care, you are faithful.

15-And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

You stand with your ground with the truth.

16-Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

This is keeping faith that God will be your shield

17-And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

The helmet is your knowledge of salvation. Do you have that knowledge? If not, you better get it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Do you soar on wings like eagles?

Do you soar on wings like eagles??

Isaiah 40:28-31
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Got Faith?

Hebrews 11:6
6-But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Without faith, there are no answered prayers.

Get and keep faith in God and His Word.

Believe me when I say, if we had faith of the Saints, we could truly move mountains!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Queers say it's a life style....

God says it's a SIN!!

Navy officer, partner wed

"For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due." Romans 1:26-27 (NKJV)

"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NKJV)

"Knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,"1 Timothy 1:9-10 (NKJV)

Just these three references indicate that homosexual passions and acts are unnatural, shameful, contrary to sound doctrine and deny entrance to the Kingdom of God. This being so they cannot be the basis of a Christian marriage sanctioned by God's Church. The Church exists to save people, not to bless the means of their damnation. No marriage can be sanctioned by the Church if the very basis of the marriage involves acts that put the couple outside of eternal salvation. No matter what our society may legislate, the law of God is clear - that a marriage is not a godly marriage if it is a same sex union.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Where's your savings account??

Were are your treasures. Rest assured, if it's here you can't take it with you. It is past time to start storing you treasures in the right place!

Open your savings account HERE

Hebrews 13:14-15
14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Matthew 6:19
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

My Lord demands that as a Christian I spread His word. I pray some one will find Him and peace with this post.

Know that I love y'all and would be most blessed to know, ONE DAY WE WILL MEET!

A Brothers love and blessings,


Saturday, July 30, 2011

The twinkling of an eye.

When we die we will be asleep awaiting His coming... That sleep will be over in the twinkling of an eye. GB/PoP

1 Corinthians 15: 50-58
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Monday, July 25, 2011

This can not be said enough

Be very alert of what you see and hear.

1 John 4

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How does a person get to heaven?

If you ask most people this question, they will say something like, "If you do more good things than bad things, God will probably let you into heaven." The above thinking will reserve your place in hell. You need FAITH IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS. There are no good deeds that you can do on your own that will erase the sins that you have committed. Jesus SHED BLOOD for you sins. He came to save you from the GUILT of past sins and the POWER of sin over your life. You are about to read the most important information that you will ever read. It is called the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The word "gospel" means "message"*. The gospel is God's message to mankind. If you will yield to the gospel, you will be reconciled to God and you will escape eternal damnation in hell and the lake of fire. Besides all of this, you will have abudant life right now as you walk with the Creator of the universe--in spite of all the woes the world will throw at you. If you are full of doubts, ask Jesus to help you to understand and to be willing to be saved.

*many say the word gospel means, "good news" but in actuality it is only good news for those who receive it with singleness of heart. To others it is the stench of death...eternal death. Revelation 14:6-7 tells us the message of the everlasting gospel--"Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and WORSHIP HIM that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." There is only one way to do this--through the blood of Jesus Christ. REPENT ye and BELIEVE the gospel!

The Bible says that nobody is good enough to get into heaven. Each one of us has broken God's commandments--not one person is excepted. You have personally lied and committed other sins.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

Let God be true, but every man a liar...( Romans 3:4)

I don't care how much "good" stuff you do, you still can't go to heaven. You are dead in tresspasses and sins. Your good deeds do not commend you to God in any way. You've ignored Him chosing to live life the way YOU see fit. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. (Isaiah 64:6)

According to the above verse, we still come up short even when we try to do good deeds BECAUSE we are not doing them under God's authority. We do them cause WE think they are good. We ignore what God says.

"But I never killed anybody and I'm not a dope addict!" You're still a spiritual crook. You have broken the GREATEST COMMANDMENT IN THE BIBLE and you are as guilty as a harlot, a whoremonger, a killer, a thief and a liar. What is the greatest commandment?

Matthew 22:36-38 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 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. THIS is the first and great commandment.

It doesn't take much thinking to know that the unregenerate man has broken this commandment every day of his miserable life. Ungrateful, unthankful to the God that hath provided life to his carcass.

For those stuck on their "good" deeds like hellbound papists (who go about to establish their OWN righteousness instead of hearkening to the Bible,) if we could earn our way into heaven, Jesus died for nothing!

I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:21)

God is Holy. We are sinful. By His very nature, God cannot have fellowship with us sinners. There is no amount of "good" that we can do to make up for our crimes against God. They must be punished. And the wages are DEATH. Somebody has to DIE. Oh, you'll die physically, sin requires that. But you've got a choice about dying spiritually...

We deserve the death penalty. This includes both physical death (the casket) and spiritual death (when the soul is separated from God and cast into hell).
The wages of sin is death...(Romans 6:23)

God doesn't want to remain your enemy and He does not want you to go to hell. As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die... (Ezekiel 33:11)

The Lord is...not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (II Peter 3:9)

In spite of your wickedness and rebellion, God loved you enough to send His ONLY BEGOTTEN Son to die for your sins. The Bible says, "... thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people FROM their sins." (Matt 1:21). Jesus did not die so that you could keep sinning and go to heaven. He came to save you from the GUILT and the POWER of sin. Jesus DESTROYED the works of the devil on calvary (I John 3:8). When you are unsaved, sin hath dominion over you. Sin is your boss and you can't do anything BUT sin. You are under the wrath of a holy and just God. Murderers, thieves, fornicators, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, rebels, and all other spiritual lepers will not inherit the kingdom. The blood of Jesus is the propitiation for our sins. That means the blood took away the guilt of the sins we've committed AND it has ushered us into a Father child relationship with the Lord. Through the blood of Jesus, we are to serve sin no more.

Again, the Father sent His only begotten Son, Jesus who is God, to die in your place. Remember that the wages of sin is death--that is why He died, to pay YOUR wages. The Lord Jesus Christ was your substitutionary sacrifice. The world's greatest love story is summed up in the following verse--

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. (John 3:16)

Jesus said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13) How can you show more love than giving your very life for someone else's life? You can't. What is more amazing is that Jesus died for us WHEN WE WERE HIS ENEMIES! I mean vile, wicked, pitiful, wretched, unclean, unholy, ungodly, prideful, spiritually leperous.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

...Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:6)

The love of God for you was demonstrated on that cross 2,000 years ago! God ain't hateful, He is loving. He gave His Son for you even though you are dead in tresspasses and sins.

Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
2:3 Among whom also we ALL had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)
2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to this earth to (1) save you from the GUILT and POWER of your sins and (2) RECONCILE you unto God. Through faith in the blood of Jesus you will escape the wrath to come and joyfully look forward to heaven--and you'll live an overcoming life. God will be your Father instead of your enemy--but only through the blood of Jesus. ..the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (I John 1:7)

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

After His death, the Lord's body laid in the grave three days, but praise be to God, it did not remain there. On the third day Jesus arose from the dead and was seen by over 500 people (I Corin 15:6) before He went back to heaven.

Please remember that Jesus was not some victim or just a baby in a manger--He was and is the eternal God and Savior who came to earth and gave His own blood for your sins. After He accomplished this tremendous feat, He rose from the dead like He said He would:

"Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again..." (John 10:17-18)

...Christ died for our sins...and he was buried, and...he rose again the third day... (I Corinthians 15:3-4)

Are you ready to repent of your sins? To repent means to forsake your evil ways and listen to God. All your life you've been your own authority concerning what is right and what is wrong. You've made your own decisions while ignoring what the Lord says in His holy word, the Bible. You've served yourself and not God. To repent means that you turn to GOD AND THE BIBLE AS YOUR AUTHORITY. It means you can say, "Lord everything you say in the Bible is right. If my feelings contradict the Bible I AM WRONG. Lord I want to live under YOUR AUTHORITY, not my own."
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to REPENT. (Acts 17:30)


Repentance ain't lip service. Are you prepared to live for the Lord? Jesus said this--

"And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple." (Luke 14:27)

Determine that you are sick of living under your own authority. You've lived the way YOU wanted to. You lived without regard for God's precepts. Understand in your mind that you've lived in sin and in the ways of death. Think it through. Determine that you want God to be your Father and not your enemy. Decide that you WANT the Lord and His ways. Satan ain't doing nothing but kicking your hind parts up and down the street. He will leave you destroyed. God will lift you up if you submit yourself to Him.

Friend, you have a choice to make, keep on pursuing Satan and the fleeting pleasures of sin; or, humble yourself under the mighty hand of God. Further the kingdom of God with power from above. In due time, He will lift you up to places you never experienced--much less knew they existed.

The Holy Bible is the word of God. It is the only way that we know about the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Bible, God testifies that Jesus Christ died for your sins and was buried; and that He rose from the dead on the third day. You must believe and confess this in order to be saved.

If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, THOU SHALT BE SAVED. (Romans 10:9)

Jesus waits with open arms for those that want life. The choice is yours. If you're sick of being alienated from God, if you're tired of what this wicked and perverse world has to offer, if you want Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, if you want to be reconciled unto your Creator, if you want to go to heaven, if you want to escape hell -- put your faith in the One who can do something about it! Do you believe that Jesus Christ died for you? Do you believe that He rose from the dead? Do you repent of your sins? Do you want to follow Jesus?

If so, REPENT and talk to the Lord in prayer in your own words right now. Don't put off making a decision for Jesus, tomorrow may be too late. Some people don't know how to pray. Praying is just talking to the Lord. If you want to be saved, repent and pray--you can say something like, "Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I want to be saved. I repent of my sins, every one. I don't want to do evil anymore, I want to do righteousness through the blood of Jesus. I'm asking you to please forgive me of my sins against you. I want a new life in the Lord Jesus Christ. I want to be everything that You created me to be. I believe that Jesus shed His blood and died for me so that I could be saved from my sins. I believe that He rose from the dead on the third day. I want to be your child. Thank you for being merciful to me, a sinner. Thank you Lord Jesus for saving my soul from sin. Please fill me with your precious, Holy Spirit so that I can live a righteous, self-denying life for you. I'm giving you myself. Please show me what you want me to do. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen."

If you have placed your faith in Jesus, praise God, you are a Christian. Now begins your new life of freedom and obedience to the Lord. Now you need to (1) start reading the Bible (Authorized King James Version of 1611--begin with the gospels) and (2) you need to get yourself into a Bible-believing church that uses the King James Bible so you can get baptized and discipled in the way of Christ.


Once you get saved, the devil will try to make sure that you encounter false doctrine. Your faith is tender and you will be prone to believe anything people tell you about the Bible (that's why you need to read it for yourself everyday). If you have any questions, please write me and I will direct you to the appropriate scriptures. Please heed these warnings:

1. Don't let anyone tell you that water baptism saves you. If you are saved, you WILL get baptized out of obedience. Saved people are children of obedience (Heb 5:9). The gospel and baptism are separate--I Cor 1:17. You are baptized in order to outwardly identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and to symbolically show the washing away of sins. So if you are trusting in your baptism to save you, you are wrong. An unrepentant sinner will go down a dry sinner and come out a wet sinner.

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
3. Don't let anybody tell you that you're going to hell if you don't go to church on Saturday--Colossians 2:16, Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.

If you have not trusted Christ, I hope that you won't continue to reject His offer of life. You are in a dangerous position. John 3:36 says, "...he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." You will not make it into heaven on your own "good merits" or by your own conception of Who and What God should be like. He always has His way--the choice is yours to accept or reject.

From one of my files.



Monday, July 4, 2011


The Below, Will Feed The Soul And Help it Grow.

Daily Prayer
If we are to be about the Father's business, we must be in constant communication with Him. This is what prayer is all about. During prayer we tell God of our hurts, our worries, our concerns, as well as our joys and thrills (Philippians 4:6). We hold nothing back and ask for His guidance, care and protection (Matthew 6:10,13). We confess our faults and seek His forgiveness (Matthew 6:12). Sometimes we just sit in silence and meditate upon God and His word (Habbakuk 2:20).

Daily prayer was the habit of Jesus (Luke 6:12; Mark 1:35).

Bible Reading/Memorization
We need to know the word of God to know His heart. The daily practice of reading the bible, and memorizing its contents is essential to spiritual growth (2 Timothy 3:14-17; Psalm 119:9-11)

As you regularly read the Bible and pray, you will grow in faith in two ways. First, you will learn what God promises. He makes promises you can claim. Second, the inspiring stories of the Bible will reassure you and help strengthen your faith.

Speaking of the Holy Scriptures, Paul said, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope" (Romans 15:4, NIV). As our hope increases, our faith increases. The two are intertwined.

Church Attendance/Participation
It is important to not try to be a loner in our Christian walk. God's plan is for us to live in community with other Christians (1 Corinthians 12:12-14). But that does not just mean we attend services once a week or so and then forget about it! God intends for us to be busy serving Him (1 Peter 2:5, 9-10). We should all be active in our local church. If you don't have one, then you need to find one.

Be Baptized
(Baptism is
a testimony to others of what God has done in your heart. It is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.) Our prayer for you here at the Salvation Pages is that you will find a place to belong and grow.

Proper Living & helping others
Our walk must mirror our talk. If we speak about Christ, but act like a devil, what does that say to those who do not know our Lord? We must live like people who have been bought with the blood of Jesus (Colossians 3:1-17).

Telling Others
This terrifies most people, but it shouldn't. It will become second nature to those who are practicing the things mentioned previously. We would not dare to hold back information that could save someone's life, so why should we hold back information that will save their soul? Tell other people about what Jesus has done for you. If you can't answer all their questions, that is OK. Take them to someone that you know who can answer them, such as a minister or godly friend. (Matthew 28:18-20).

Dear Lord, help us to grow in our Christian faith so that we may be children of whom You can be proud. Amen