God Can Transport A Person Better Than The Starship Enterprise

Okay you are probably wondering where I came up with that title for this post. Well, it was from scripture. I knew about Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch, but recently I came across another scripture that I must have read lots of times (I couldn’t count how many)but it never hit me till now. Plus, I had a dream about writing this post. In the dream, which I had the other night, I was talking to some woman and telling her I was going to write this post entitled exactly as you see it and what it was about. I had already made up my mind days ago to write this but the fact that I dreamed about it as well told me I better hop to it and get it done. I have no idea what the significance of this post will end up being but…if the Lord wants it written, I write.

Okay let’s start out with Acts 8:39. But as a background,it is the story of Philip coming across an Ethiopian eunuch and was instructed by the Holy Spirit to go and tend to him. The eunuch was reading about the prophet Esaias and asked Philip who the prophet was referring to. Philip proceeded to tell him about Jesus. When they came to a body of water, the eunuch wanted to be baptized and so into the water they went and Philip baptized the eunuch. Now in verse 39 of Acts 8, it states: “And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more; and went on his way rejoicing.” In verse 40 it says that Philip was found in Azotus. Okay, so what happened is that Philip lowered the eunuch into the water and baptized him but as the eunuch came up out of the water Philip was gone. The Holy Spirit transported him from point A to point B, which in this case was Azotus. He may not have air-lifted Philip but used some other means to move Philip. After all, this is God. It amazes me that the apostles back then experienced such astounding things!

Now, let’s back up and go to John 6:21. The scene that leads up to verse 21 is one we all have read a million times and know well. In verse 15 Jesus had departed to be alone on a mountain after having fed a huge crowd of 5,000 men (not counting women and children). In verse 16, evening had come and the disciples went down to the sea. Verse 17: they entered into a ship and went over toward Capernaum. It was now dark and Jesus was not with them. Then in verse 18 and 19, a storm rose up and they rowed about 25 to 30 furlongs. (that would be 3.75 miles if they were 30 furlongs out to sea) They suddenly saw Jesus walking toward them on the water and they were afraid. Verse 20: He tells them not to be afraid “It is I,” he says. Verse 21: “They willingly receive Him into the ship and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.” So if they were on their way to Capernaum, they suddenly found themselves at Capernaum instantly. The sea they were on was the Sea of Galilee and it is just over 8 miles wide. So if they were almost 4 miles out, they were half way across the sea and they suddenly they were at Capernaum. God can transport anything in a blink of an eye and not be any method known to man. To me this is utterly amazing. I would be thunderstruck if I was in that boat. God defies all laws of physics (well He is God) and does things that blow me away.

Now also in Matthew 14:25-34 it also speaks of Jesus walking on water and this is where Peter gets out of the boat and goes toward Him. But in verse 34, they end up in Gennesaret which is on the opposite shore from Capernaum. In John 6:21 it plainly states that immediately the ship was at the land whither they went. I’m taking it to mean Capernaum, but even if it meant Gennesaret, they STILL arrived there instantly and they were just about half way across the Sea of Galilee. They had to row boats back then so they could never arrive anywhere instantly, except if God moved them instantly. Gennesaret, by the way, is not exactly on the shore of the Sea of Galilee but located a little inland.

This all proves how desperately people need the Holy Spirit because even having witnessed and experienced so many things that were fantastic beyond description, the disciples were still blockheads and still didn’t get it! Not until the Holy Spirit came did they finally understand. (This statement excludes the incident with Philip and the eunuch as Philip had the Holy Spirit at that time.) I am more referring to the disciples in the boat. This is something fantastic for us to think about and stand in awe of a Mighty God.

So as we think about the Lord Jesus and His arrival on earth we can appreciate so much more the privilege of having been called by Him. Still amazes me to no end that He called me.

Blessings to you all and Merry Christmas!

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Time To Revisit An Old Post

While spending time with God, He pressed upon me that this particular post needs to be revisited. He saw the concerns of my heart and so here it is: Back in 2017, I had read a book by Anne Graham Lotz entitled The Daniel Prayer. I learned a lot from it but one of the things that stood out was this particular morning while Anne was in prayer before the Lord, she wanted to discuss certain projects on her plate. God wanted to talk to her about something else. She said she really wanted to discuss the projects. But HE told her it was time to review her sins. (I’m paraphrasing what she said in the book.) Anyways, she began to list all that she knew she was doing wrong and the Holy Spirit expanded the list. She put it in the book along with some others that came to mind but that she was not necessarily guilty of. SO….I’m going to copy and paste the list into this post. As evil is advancing in a mighty way, we must be extra diligent to examine ourselves and let the Holy Spirit run the show, not our self-inflated egos or any pridefulness that might rival that of the Pharisees. You can have the entire Bible memorized but if you use it to swan about or think you are better than others (that includes other Christians), rest assured God will humble you. We are to be humble as Jesus was humble. We are here to let God mold us into the image of Jesus and to bring glory to Him. Not ourselves. I am still totally baffled as to the fact that He called me. Growing to know Him more and more only increases my amazement of Him.
So here is the list that I copied from the post I wrote back in 2017: The list are Anne’s words not mine. I am thankful I was given the opportunity to read the book.

1) Ingratitude. Failure to thank God for the favors He has bestowed both before and after salvation. What blessings or answered prayer have you neglected to thank God for?
2) Losing Your Love for God. Loving people or things more than your love God. Have you lost your first love for Jesus?
3) Neglect of Bible Reading. Pushing daily Bible reading aside due to an over-full schedule or being preoccupied with other things as you read. How long has it been since reading you Bible was a delight? Do you remember what it says when you are finished?
4) Unbelief. Refusing to believe that God will give you what He has promised. (which is the same as accusing Him of lying.) What promise do you think He will not keep?
5) Neglect of Prayer. Offering prayer up to God as spiritual chatter, fantasy, wishful thinking, or daydreaming. Do you offer prayers without fervent, focused faith?
6) Lack of Concern for the Salvation of Others. Standing by and watching people on their way to hell without caring enough to warn them, pray for them, or admit that is where they are going. Have you become so politically correct that you don’t apply the gospel to those you know and love? Do you think it is someone else’s responsibility to tell them?
7) Neglect of Family. Putting yourself and your needs before those of your loved ones. What effort are you making, and what habits have you established, for your family’s spiritual good when it requires personal sacrifice?
8) Love of the World and Material Things. Thinking of your possessions as your own instead of blessings and gifts from God. Do you believe your money is yours and that you can spend it as you choose without asking God?
9) Pride. Over-concern about outward appearances and thinking you are better than someone else. Are you offended, or even irritated if others don’t notice certain things about you? How do you react when people say you are wrong?
10) Envy. Jealousy of those who seem to be more fruitful, gifted, or recognizable than you. Do you struggle with hearing somebody else praised?
11) A Critical Spirit. Speaking about others in a manner that is empty of grace and love. Do you find fault with others? Do you set standards for them?
12) Slander. Telling the truth about a person with the intention of causing people to think less of him or her. Whose faults, real or imagined, about others have you discussed behind their backs?
13) Lack of Seriousness toward God. Not showing God the honor and respect He is due. Do you show disrespect for God by sleeping through your prayer time or showing up late for church as though He doesn’t matter? Do you give God the leftovers of your emotions, time, thoughts, or money?
14) Lying. Saying anything that is contrary to the unvarnished truth. What have you said to impress someone that wasn’t the whole truth or was an exaggeration of the truth?
15) Cheating. Treating others in a way you wouldn’t want to be treated. Have you stopped short of treating others the way you would want to be treated? (I wondered about this one. I don’t know if Cheating is the correct word to use to fit the definition Anne has laid out. I wonder if I can find out from her.)
16) Hypocrisy. Pretending to be something you are not. Are you pretending to be anything you are not?
17) Robbing God. Wasting time on tings that have no eternal value or exercising your God-given gifts and talents for a fee. What are you not doing for God that you are willing to do for others–for a price?
18) Temper. Losing patience with a child, coworker, friend, spouse, staff member, or anyone else. What cross words have you spoken recently?
19) Bad Temper. Losing control of your emotions, thoughts, and words so that you abuse someone else verbally. Have you lost your temper recently?
20) Hindering Others. Taking other people’s time needlessly or destroying their confidence because you hold them to an unreasonably high standard. Have you done this?
21) Arrogance. Accepting God’s forgiveness while refusing to forgive yourself or somebody else. Have you been guilty of this lately?

Much prayers to you all. In Jesus’ Love…. Christine

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The Dangers of Social Media

I never subscribed to Facebook and have no reason to. I did subscribe to YouTube channels and here is what I learned and why I don’t follow some of the channels anymore. When I first stated to subscribe to some of the prepper channels I thought it was a good idea to be prepared for anything. [some of these guys have enough food stored for a year and are armed to the teeth!] However, what I didn’t like was the foul language on one of them. I have since deleted one of my posts where this channel is mentioned. I had stayed with it because I thought I would learn something. What happened was that I slowly got sucked into a mindset that was not entirely Christian and it was not having a good influence on me. One day, I had a really bad day. In fact, I could say I was having a series of bad days, partially because of health issues but mostly because my beloved cat, who I had for ten years, died. She was 17 years old and had passed on November 1st. Well, in the townhouse next door to me someone was doing major renovations to the point my bedroom walls were vibrating and the noise was really loud. Being at the end of my tether with everything that was going on in my life, I complained about it on this one channel. What I got was a troll criticizing me. I didn’t see this person as a troll at first until I realized he was zeroing in on me pointing out my flaws in the rant about the guy next door and the noise. I had mentioned in another comment section that I was having a bad day. Well he came at me again and this time I totally lost it. I yelled at him telling him I had a bad day, I was only human and I had a death to deal with. I didn’t mention it was my cat because I knew I would be laughed at and ridiculed. After that, I unsubscribed from the channel.

What this taught me is that subscribing to some of these channels is not a good idea. In fact, it’s a lousy idea. Yes, I did talk about God quite often in the comment section and I am sure that was the fuel the troll was using to attack me. But the real bad part was that my deplorable human nature was rearing its ugly head. I also discovered that the channel was going in a direction that was the opposite of Christ where intellectual reasoning was coming to the fore and used as an explanation of what is wrong with the world. God is never mentioned. Nor the sin of mankind and his rejection of God as the real cause of the problems in this world. With channels like this, you develop sort of a “friendship” with some of the other people there. That in itself is not necessarily bad but this is the tool the devil uses to suck you in, especially if there are a few things you might like about the channel.

The brain forms connections and reinforces some patterns of behavior by the use of the hormones and chemical secretions in the brain. That is how seriously bad addictions are formed. I often wondered why people got so hooked onto Facebook and other media and why some kids committed suicide from the hate they received from the demonic trolls out there. Well I got a little taste of it. NO, I never became suicidal. That would be ridiculous considering my attachment to Christ. I think He used this whole episode to get me out of that channel because He could see the harm it was doing.

Yes, I am still subscribed to some YouTube channels but they are harmless; mainly makeup tutorials or cooking ones. I did subscribe to a guy who talks about earthquakes, my son’s channel, organizing your home, exercise, growing food in a garden, Smoothie the cat and other innocuous ones. I’ve weeded out ones that no longer are of any use.

The point of this whole post is for all of us to be very careful of what we put out or subscribe to on the Internet. And NEVER to become attached to any of them. Even in Christian ones you can be open to attack because you don’t know who Satan has stuck in there in sheep’s clothing. We all must be vigilant, watchful and, most importantly, prayerful.

In spite of all that with social media, I discovered how different God has made me through His Holy Spirit. It was really a sharp difference even with my backsliding into human nature. I totally do not think like the rest of humanity who still won’t obey God. He gets ALL the credit, of course, and I am so THANKFUL that He called me. There is no other place I’d rather be than with Him.

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Sorry, Been on Hiatus…My Life Has Been Crazy

I know it’s been some time since I’ve posted. Things sometimes get to be too consuming. My own health issues plus my cat is seriously not doing well. She is 16 years old and has thyroid problems, kidney problems, severe arthritis in her hip and she can’t even walk normally. She pees wherever and I spend half of my time mopping the floor, shampooing spots on the carpet, more mopping and just going nuts. I even slipped on a puddle of urine in the dining room area and wrenched my right knee so bad, I was useless for weeks. She goes to the vet again this Saturday and I am afraid of what the vet is going to say. I take great care to maintain a clean home and doing this much work is driving me crazy.

Aside from that, the world has gone to hell in a hand basket. There are so many things all happening at the same time, it only reinforces the fact we are truly in the end times. Satan has already marched his army of darkness across the planet and has swayed the mind of many. God has NOT changed. He is the same and so is His word. But satan has convinced publishers who want to make money by altering the original text of the Bible or just deleting scriptures. I think you have to change the Bible ten times in order to publish it under a “different” translation. So sin abounds in all forms.

You know, there is so much going on that I don’t even know where to begin. I can’t emphasize enough to stay close to God and exactly what He says in the Bible because many will come to try and pollute you and drag you away with their vain imaginations, foolish talk and darkened minds. (Romans 1:21b paraphrased) Sexual confusion where young children want to be something other than their natural gender. It’s wrong and I don’t give a crap if I offend anyone. There is just so much vile evil engulfing the planet and it will get much worse. It will get to the point where you begin to doubt your sanity and also doubt God.

You MUST realize that the real Creator of the universe and everything in it is coming back to establish a new world that will be completely under His domain. The devil has a very, very short time and he knows it. So he is trying out of wild desperation to take down as many as possible. If he can convert a pastor to his way of thinking, then the pastor takes down the whole congregation unless there are those who are AWAKE.

People that are carrying out the devil’s agenda will lie through their teeth and accuse true believers to get rid of them. Just the name of Jesus Christ is hated above all others. Soon you will be arrested for hate speech for just mentioning His name. Pedophiles will be given equal rights. And that sort of satanic perversion is on the rise. Epstein was taken out because he would have revealed the names of all who were demonic filth and hurting children. Epstein is rotting in hell where he belongs. God make will sure all the others are punished. No one will escape.

Technology has advanced to the point where a video of you can be captured and placed in a compromising situation and they can manipulate your mouth and have an actual voice recording of your voice saying some pretty horrible things. You can scream you are innocent and say it’s not you but those accusers will say “pictures (or videos) don’t lie”!!

Human behavior is going to become very vile. You’re going to see things your eyes won’t believe. No one knows when Jesus is going to return but He will. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God will continue. If the devil killed every single one of us, Jesus will still return.

Be very careful. Trust no one unless you are a million percent sure of that person you are trusting. Trust God. He is faithful. Don’t be swayed by stupid people and that includes ones that masquerade as Christians.

I know this is all rambling right now, but I have to say something. There is just so much happening right now to even mentioning them all or this post will be so long that no one will read it because it will be too overwhelming. Something big is in the wind and others are feeling it, not just me. People have reported seeing the military training for disasters right in their cities. Today I heard that police are training (using actors who will portray injured victims laying on the city streets) how to handle extreme attacks where fake chemical gases and poisons are released to the crowd. There will be a mock attack of someone driving into a crowd, too. I think this is happening in Cincinnati. It seems there are multiple of these types of events being planned so the police are prepared. Prepared for what?

Be safe, be strong, stay close to God!

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The Truth About The USS LIBERTY

This made my blood boil when I watched these two videos. I am sharing it here because the TRUTH NEEDS TO BE TOLD about what happened to the Liberty as told by the survivors, who are still suffering from it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7E-9rI7mJE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWMW0lnMd5o

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You Better Wake Up NOW!

I’m not a fear mongering alarmist but I have seen enough to shout out a warning. We really do NOT have much time left. Last post I just threw in some links. I’m going to do that again. These videos are not long and try to watch them because they are very informative. These guys say it better than I can so I will give them the credit for their work by giving you the links to their channels.

First of all, there is a lot of very strange weather patterns in the U.S. and outright dangerous weather across the part of the country known as the bread basket. Think about the effects on food production. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC751WEZlJ0

This guy makes a lot of sense and I’ve been watching him for a short time. I’ve watched some of his past videos, too. Pay attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZmvbl0jujY

I found this guy from Survival Prepping for Normal People. Another eye opener! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3wQVSRTZQo Okay don’t take this at face value. Meaning the title tells you everything because it doesn’t. Just watch the short video.

The 2020 election is going to be a flaming nightmare. Be prepared to be bamboozled and confused. Stay real close to God because He is the ONLY one who is going to get you through anything. And if you are still clinging onto your sins that have formed a stronghold in your mind that nothing short of divine dynamite is going to loosen it, you better get on your knees because God’s Kingdom is the ONLY KINGDOM that is going to be around in the end. If you still have the demonic stronghold, satan will use that to further drag you away from God. Choose your side or have it chosen for you.

2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1e4ACvyLaw

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Things Moving Faster Than I Expected

I’m just going to include the links and you judge for yourself. It’s time for all Christians to “soldier up” and be ready. The devil has stepped up his game. Some politicians have been studying Hitler’s play book and improvising. The second video really sounds like Nazi Germany and the first one does, too. Back then even kids ratted out their parents so they could kiss butt with their Nazi superiors. The big test will be how many Christians will buckle under and go along with the tide? (I can think of some rather well known celebrity Christians who will.) How many will stand their ground? Jesus is watching.

5G Network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i62y_XWCvNA&t=2s

Minions of satan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTn1R7L8iA

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