The Chilling Fact

…what if I could remove any inhibitions from speculation? ?


 

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I can’t say I’ve ever written about current events, but sometimes you just have to share secrets. There are times in life when doubt controls, but what if I could remove any inhibitions from speculation? What if hypothetically was actual? What if – Satan lives? Oh, not just in the minds of many but in a laptop or a computer. Think not?? Think again! My editor, Anne, has always been very happy to edit and post my messages for the world to read. EXCEPT NOW!!!!

After weighing on my heart for many months, the thought of Satan ruining our faithful foundations of life… well… I thought it is time to exploit that Satan is very much alive. And if you doubt me, ask Anne! She fought Friday for four hours trying to post my blog, “As Satan Caves”. Satan fought her tooth and nail by moving his picture and writings around the screen. He was trying deprive her the privilege of exploiting his undermining in our world today. I gave her the secret words to remove him from her laptop.

On Saturday, a message from a new Christian, whose concerns are the same, spoke to a pastor about my exact writings contents. Anne began responding to her with a heartfelt answer. And voila – GONE! Yes! Her response vanished! But not just her response but also the email I received. Hours later, her response and email reappeared.

I think I touched a nerve. No, not Anne’s but Satan’s being! In my mission to exploit the truth, God is so real. Satan remains trying to rule our very way of life. I, for one, stays close to God in prayer as Satan obviously knows I’m affecting his intentions. Rejoicing — I’m making a difference!

 


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Control yourselves. Be on your guard. Your enemy the devil is like a roaring lion. He prowls around looking for someone to chew up and swallow. Stand up to him. Stand firm in what you believe. All over the world you know that your brothers and sisters are going through the same kind of suffering. (1 Peter 5: 8-9)

He may wrestle against you, fighting against your progress in Christ (Ephesians 6:12)

He may try to cripple your effectiveness through confusion, discouragement, and despair (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).

As Satan Caves

…..has Satan found a safe haven in the church?


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Demonology is not a profession I care to indulge in or any other witchcraft for that fact. Too many unexplained phenomena occur quite frequently in places supposedly undisturbed and left considered sacred to the holy. I’m beginning to wonder, has Satan found a safe haven in the church?

Where our Holy Father administers, the congregation withers. I see signs going against the grain. Many people should be disturbed to think Satan dwells where voices call out in tongues. I listen to the tones as octaves are out of harmony. Joyful noises aren’t so joyful anymore. He is destroying the very existence of the congregation.

Some believers are preoccupied with outside endeavors and have lost their point of center. God may be with them but Satan runs rampant in their life. (For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs: 1 Timothy 6:10)  Steepled sanctuaries are becoming more like financial institutions. So, folks are flocking to private, little non-denominational houses of worship and homespun bible studies; keeping in mind that God comes first.

Memories remind me of the olden days of tiny steeples along the road. Those who traveled under heavy laden could stop to pray and perhaps get a hot meal. Odd, we may have returned to the older days of totalitarianism worship. I watch the young flock to younger congregations and the old trying to justify their absence. And divisions conquer as Satan separates what’s left of a family tradition.

But personally, I know better… while listening to the choir, the sun is setting on my vestibule. All of God’s creatures are saying a prayer as the sun fades behind the clouds. I love my life. I’m not rich, monetarily speaking, but I’m far from poor as my faith is worth a fortune! My paycheck comes in answered prayers. Celibate to God, my spirit is undivided. Commitments resonate from the messages above.

 

 
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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. (Ephesians 6:11-12)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)

 


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Satan is wise. His method is to infiltrate the church and work from within to destroy it. He uses people and problems. Satan has penetrated our churches and he is succeeding in draining the strength and power. Revival seems to be gone in America. More people are being born than being saved by far. The Devil is stealing our influence, and even our churches are being used against the cause of Christ.

Ways Satan is infiltrating the church:

  1. Formal houses of worship: The less power with God a church has, the more ceremony will be involved. This is a day of bowing, chanting and saying meaningless prayers. Everything will be done to please people, and every decision is made in light of what others will say or do. God’s will and plan are not regarded. The plain teaching of the Bible is ignored. Churches are busy with clubs, sales, bakes, projects, etc. but where is the power of God? When a needy sinner goes to one of these formal churches for help, they quickly recommend that he see a psychiatrist.
  2. Members are living sinful: Church is just another club that will help them feel good about themselves or advance their business or give them more contacts. The church of today is filled with whimpering, jealous, defeated Christians. They are worldly, selfish and cold. Instead of love for the Father, it is the lust of the flesh.
  3. Cults: Thousands have followed the teachings of men and not of God. They have started religions to suit themselves. Many souls will spend eternity in Hell because of a smooth-talking religious racketeer who loves power and money.
  4. Congregation yields to sin: In the Bible we have the account of many who failed when they were tempted. Eve let God down and disgraced her family…Adam said, oh well, and took the plunge too! The whole human race has suffered ever since. Solomon gave in to his weakness for women and disobeyed the plain leading of the Lord. David was tempted by flesh, and his lust led to the sin of adultery with Bathsheba. He uses tongues, disloyalty, pride, false teaching, and our own flesh to his benefit – if we’ll allow it.!!

 

Engraved Hurts

Like soldiers on a battleground, our persistent thoughts are marching on….


We sit across the table from each other and the tension rises like ocean waves before a hurricane. Our hearts ache from the daily frustrations. Words fly like cannonballs across the bow. The night is lighting up from the fiery hurts and our broken souls is damforgiveness 2aging our spirits. There is not a “sorry” that can mend the fury; no kindness is coming from giving; no hugs healing the hardened hearts; just short little snippets that become too repetitive to hear. I’m asking for grace to bring some peace to the table. But when two hearts aren’t in sync, God has His work cut out for Himself. Our love is souring like month old milk.

Love, like spring pollen, carries off to a neighbor’s lawn; walls are retaining the temper and silence is becoming enemy number one. So my conscience knocks on heaven’s gates and I’ll pray for our Lord to hear my heart. But like statues in the wind, the prayers are standing guard of the present. Life, cruel at times, has no invitation. Joy, the ultimate restorer between two hearts, is waiting on the other side.

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I’m in awe watching the tears as they flow and sorrow can’t explain the reckoning. Blame is passing like vegetables at Thanksgiving. There is no rhyme or reason. Our Lord sits at the head of the table trying to join our hearts in prayer. Stubborn though, our minds are overruling the prayers. Like soldiers on a battleground, our persistent thoughts are marching on…. I’m carrying the flag trying to surrender but our guns are still drawn.

Morning arrives and a tranquility, like the dew from the night before, is falling over the engraved flowers. Hearts are listening to subconscious minds as we cease fire. Over early coffee, our guns are holstered. An anointing brings a smile as the sun breaks through the thunder. Love is being restored and the sun is warming little petals. God, the only true peacemaker, is reigning over the battlefields of our minds. We sit in peace and the quiet sermon is coming as the gentle breeze rings the wind chimes.

I’m asking myself, could this have been avoided? Unequivocally, yes, if God is first and past hurts are left by the headstones of our deceased memories. We’re limping away, now handicapped from the wounds encountered from the night before.

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So, here we are off on our busy day….people to meet, bills to pay, and our Lord is holding down the fort. We are marching off, alone, to fight our own personal battles…

 

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EDITOR NOTES:  Did you ever hurt the person you loved?  Did you say unwanted things?  If you have hurt someone you loved, it is not easy to repair this mistake.  It is time to seek forgiveness.  You may have to go to great lengths to win over the trust once again.

Watch your words in a fit of temper and weigh the pros and cons of every word you utter. If you want to express your anger at an event, target the incident and not the person.

Be truly repentant…

 


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A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; … (1 Corinthians 13:13)

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.   (1 Peter 5:10)

 


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Empty Memories

Not even the scrapbook recalls the love ….. turmoil of emotional child abuse


emotional abuse 2In the quiet evening, your mind strays to younger days. Nestled in the love seat, you think about the lonely life that has lead you down the paths of disillusion. There in the confusion, disconnection is a way of life. Heart wrenching, love was in limited supply; not much to go around and rationed like a commodity. It was not associated with warmth but instead, related to the flowers or gardens.

You would sit in your room and play by yourself. Looking out the window, your mother is in her polka dotted blouse, dark slacks, and her garden gloves. She loves her tomatoes and corn on the cob. You just watched …. sitting inside. She never knew the love you desired or saw devotion because it was all about money – how much dad could bring home. You were too young to understand but you knew that love wasn’t suppose look like that. Looking back, you never heard, “I love you”, as you went off to school or while saying your prayers at my bedside.

Animosity seemed to rule the roost. You listened to your friends as they shared their stories on the way to school. They went out over the weekend and as you knocked on their door, you knew they would not be home.

You would have given anything for your parents to include you in their plans. But to throw a ball or enroll you in a curriculum outside of the classroom wasn’t going to happen. Sadly, you would come home and play while most of your friends played at the beach. Softball was the sport.

Yes, it’s sad as those from broken homes look back. You swore you would never do that to your own children. Now those days are long gone too and all that’s left are voids. Not even the scrapbook recalls the love ….. just tarnished empty pages. The snapshots are faded memories you just as soon forget.

For now, life is all but over; the mid-drift spreads and the hair turns gray. Thoughts are all that’s left, like trash to be thrown away. And here you sit as life goes on.

 


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Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. (Psalm 127:3)

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. (Colossians 3:21)

Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart. (Proverbs 11:29)

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

 

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Editor’s Notes:

Signs of Emotional Child Abuse:

 

  • Not showing affection.
  • Ignoring the child’s presence and obvious needs.
  • Ignoring the child when he or she is in need of comfort.
  • Not calling the child by his or her name.
  • Making the child feel unwanted, perhaps by stating or implying that life would be easier without the child. For example, a parent may tell a child, “I wish you were never born.”
  • Ridiculing or belittling the child, such as saying, “You are stupid.”
  • Threatening the child with harsh punishment or even death.
  • Continuous verbal abuse.
  • Comparing the child to siblings or peers.
  • Blaming the child for family problems.

 

Ignoring children’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, or making a child feel worthless or stupid is child abuse. The result is serious emotional harm. But there is help available!

Parental Alienation Awareness Organization: http://www.paawareness.com

Prevent Child Abuse America: 1-800-CHILDREN or preventchildabuse.org
http://www.preventchildabuse.org/images/docs/emotionalchildabuse.pdf

 

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Almighty Child

Children that perceive such miraculous perception ought to flatter themselves in Holy water. Parent abuse is common….

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The word spread and men came bearing gifts. Animals grazed out in the meadows…. we all know the story. A child was born by miraculous conception. There is no other miracle greater than a child that two parents have been blessed with from God. Ah, yes. But most of us have experienced the blessing of your child’s birth. Then our kids grow up and they have the misconception they can do no wrong …

Too many times, I find friends being scolded by their children. It’s as if the child inherited permission from their grandparents. I sat outside in a refreshing breeze last night and listened to how an adolescent can run their lives better than their parents. Though some have never had the pleasure of bearing a child, the Almighty Child can do no wrong. A legend in their own mind, they believe you won’t find fault with their lifestyle. They wander unto this world having more knowledge and skill than those twice their age.

I believe we have created a new class of people – not rich, nor poor – but the self- righteous. They are perfect but only in a mirror, maybe. I hear the sins of these children that proclaim their innocence. Oh, don’t you wish you could return to the righteousness of youth where you could be as perfect as the children are today??

Telling parents all their faults they have made, it’s as if when they achieve enough demerits they will disown their parents. Somebody needs to shake them and remind them that wisdom comes from failures. If parents were as perfect as Christ, there would be no need to reluctantly remind them how irrelevant they are. When someone passes away, the child waits for handouts!

I remember my dad always said, “Those who live in glass houses ought not pitch the first stone”. I believe he was smarter than me. Children that perceive such miraculous perception ought to flatter themselves in Holy water.

The Ten Commandments are written in stone and now you know why. Children, today, will pay for their raising opinions. It’s as if you haven’t witnessed that rodeo played out before. Oh the roulette wheel your children spin. They gamble their life and all you can do is pray for them.

I wonder how many kids ever took the time to understand the Bible? I pray… not for them but for the parents that have been so badly damaged by their children’s immaculate conception of the philosophical washing – not by holy water but by the storm drains of the world.

 


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And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear. (Deuteronomy 21:20-21)

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. (Proverbs 13:24)

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol. (Proverbs 23:13-14)

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12)


 

Editor’s Notes:  Verbal abuse towards parents or other family members by young people is more common than many people think. It is an attempt to control and have power over you or others in the home.  It can happen in families of any culture, religion or situation in life.

Abuse can be a sign of:

  • The children hasn’t learned to control or manage feelings, especially anger. They act out their feelings without using any self-control.
  • The child hasn’t learned to deal with the stresses of life, to solve problems or cooperate.
  • They don’t value or respect other people.
  • They see a parent, often the mother, as weak and powerless.
  • The children are affected by alcohol or drugs. Some drugs can trigger psychosis (being out of touch with the real world) and violence.
  • A young person might act aggressively if they have problems with their mental health.
  • They may be anxious and lash out because they start to think they can’t trust those around them.

Whatever the reason, it doesn’t mean you should put up with it. It is important to get professional help! Many parents find that acting early helps them feel like the parent again. When you do make changes, things seem to get harder before they get better, so make sure you have support. It is important to:

  • Believe in yourself – it isn’t your fault and it doesn’t mean you are a bad parent
  • Learn to remain calm and find ways to deal with stress. Go for walks, have coffee with a friend or do other things that relax you.
  • Build your confidence by patting yourself on the back for each small step you take
  • Talk with someone who can help. Your doctor is a good place to start.
  • Join a group with other parents who are dealing with this too.

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For The Record…

….we never stop to wonder why and what is the reasoning.


Please copy and paste the link below to review this Christian table chart referred to in my blog below.  When this site opens, click on Bible FAQ. Under the alphabetical List,  click on WordCount.

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Today, I find myself deep into chart-finding and it completely blows my mind. I wonder sometimes, why God leads me to be the one to go on these fact finding missions. Stumbling over the statistics I can’t help but ponder.

Unaware, as we so often take things for granted, we never stop to wonder why and what is the reasoning. We all know the story, “Away in The Manger” and the miracles that occurred that wondrous night. But between the Old Testament and the new, are statistics that are, well, hard to perceive. Did you know that Mother Mary is barely mentioned and is off the list of all the miracles? In my opinion, a miraculous conception is the greatest miracle of all!

All the biblical philosophers didn’t know Jesus was Lord. Did you know that His great name was never mentioned in the Old Testament? Comically, wisdom has little to do the writing of the Testaments.

Interestingly, the details of this chart are not flawed but we sometimes find them sketchy. It makes me wonder, what did they know? The writers of the bible were not the greatest for communication and news traveled slow. Mark, Matthew, Luke and John are just four recollections of many before the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 . Though the books are deflected by authors, the usage of words resonates in the stats . I welcome all to draw their own conclusions and respond…

 

 

Loyalty vs. Respect

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them…..


I sat on a bench watching two teams play. It was so cold my posterior froze to the wooden board of a bench. Bundled against the elements, facing the virtues of nature’s wrath. I could hardly predict the outcome. The teams fought hard, made some good plays and scored some points; but they walked away with arms wrapped around the opposing players. It was the only thing heartwarming on that bitter, brutal Sunday afternoon. The fans, too, huddled their way out of the bleachers. It didn’t matter whose side you were on. Just fighting to stay warm was worth its weight.

As we walked away, it wasn’t so much about who won or who lost. It was the sportsmanship displayed. “Loyalty ( strongly supporting each other) and respect (ability to admire someone for the abilities and achievements) goes a long way when two oppose one another”, I said to the father of one of boys on the opposing team. He smiled, shook my hand and said ” Good game!”. I guess he understood. Happy to be warm from the frigid winter winds, my heart steadily pumped 98.3 degree blood in this minus zero body.

I think about that game every now and then and the camaraderie we felt. I almost wish for a reunion of sorts; call it the coldest respect loyaltygame in Hades!!! But as I stop and tap my pencil eraser on the tabletop, I’ve come to want the same with everyone I know. It’s not just a wife or child but the guy I’m walking out of a stadium with as well. Loyalty and respect go hand and hand; you can’t have one without the other. My heart pales for those that try to live eliminating one or the other. Should I tear into the heartless as they rejoice with the absence of loyalty?  That surely is not respectful.

So tomorrow comes. Will things change? Will God intervene? Will you have patience and understanding? Can you allow the loyalty from love abound? And what about respect? Do you have the same on the scale for a janitor as you do for our Lord? I wonder….

 
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Loyalty: Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)

Loyalty: Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor. (Proverbs 21:21)

Loyalty: Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

Respect: So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12)

Respect: Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. (Romans 13:2)

Respect: We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)