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TODAY’S TURNING POINT
NOVEMBER 6th, 2018
DR. DAVID JEREMIAH

THE COMFORT OF CARE

Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 18:10

Guardian angels are familiar subjects in the world of religious art—robed, winged, ethereal beings who are seen providing protection to people, often children, who are entirely unaware of their presence. A personal guardian angel is a comforting notion, but is there biblical support?

The Bible speaks of angels who guard and protect but does not explicitly say that every believer has a personal guardian angel. There are only two verses that may refer to personal guardian angels: “his angel” (in the case of Peter—Acts 12:15) and “their angels” (in the case of children—Matthew 18:10). In Peter’s case, the statement is made by a servant girl, possibly reflecting a religious or cultural assumption of the day. Regarding children, Jesus’ words are more authoritative but still not explicit. So, we are left with “perhaps” when it comes to personal angels.

But not to the fact that angels are sent by God to care for His spiritual children (Hebrews 1:14). Take comfort—you are watched over and cared for by the angels of heaven.

A SINGLE THOUGHT …

Angels are the dispensers and administrators of the divine beneficence toward us.
John Calvin

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OVERCOMER
NOVEMBER 6th, 2018

OVERCOMING TEMPTATION WITH SCRIPTURE

In this lesson we learn how to overcome temptation using the Word of God.

Among all the protective elements of the Christian’s spiritual armor, all are defensive except one: the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. When Jesus was tempted three times by Satan, He overcame each temptation with Scripture. We must be equipped to do the same.

1. The Explanation

2. The Example
A. The Lost of the Flesh
B. The Lust of the Eyes
C. The Pride of Life

3. The Execution
A. Stay in the Line of Fire
B. Search Every Inch of the Armory
C. Start Collecting Your Swords

Depending on the time of the day you read this lesson, you likely will have already experienced some kind of temptation - great or small. And if you’re reading it early in the morning, be prepared. Temptation is lurking around every corner and will confront you before the day is over. But that’s okay, because temptation is not sin. Yielding to temptation is sin. The great reformer Martin Luther is reputed to have said in essence, “The birds of temptation will fly overhead, but that doesn’t mean you have to let them land on your head and build a nest.”

First Corinthians 10:13 says that you experience no temptation “except such as is common to man.” There may be new and different ways that temptations are presented, but the temptations themselves – to lust, anger, envy, greed, and so on – are “common to man.” Even Jesus experienced all the same temptations we do. He was “in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 14:15). Finally, we have to say this up front: Temptation is not from God. James 1:13 says, “Nor does tempt anyone.”

So who does tempt us? Matthew 4:3 called Satan “the tempter” when he approached Jesus in the wilderness. He walks around “like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). That doesn’t mean we have to live in fear of temptation or the devil. First Corinthians 10:13 says that with every temptation God “will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” We are never tempted in a way that is beyond the way of escape God provides.

Warren Wiersbe sums up the relationship between our temptations and Christ’s:

Jesus was not tempted so that the Father could learn anything about His Son, for the Father had already given Jesus His divine approval. Jesus was tempted so that every creature in heaven, on earth, and under the earth might know that Jesus Christ is the Conqueror. He exposed Satan and his tactics, and He defeated Satan. Because of His victory, we can have victory over the tempter.

The fact that Jesus was tempted as we are means “He is able to aid those who are tempted” (Hebrews 2:18). We have to combine two biblical truths to understand overcoming temptation: the way of escape God provides (1 Corinthians 10:13) and Jesus coming to our aid. We are not told exactly how God provides the way of escape, but it must be the ministry of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, reminders from the written Word (Hebrews 4:12), even the angels (Matthew 4:11; Hebrews 1:14), in combination. There is power, awareness, self-control, a reminder of our priorities, the desire to please the Lord, and even angels involved on our behalf. We don’t know the details of some of these mysteries. But we do know that we are called to be overcomes (1 John 5:4; Revelation 2:7) and that God is at work to vie us victory over sin and temptation.

In this lesson, we will focus on one of the means to overcoming temptation – the part of the believer’s armor called “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). The rest of the armor of God is defensive, but a sword is an offensive weapon. In this case, it was a short dagger to be used at close rage, to penetrate a vulnerable target, , rather than a long sword. For the Christian, that sword is the Word of God.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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~~A Safe Place ~~
TRAVEL TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 6th, 2018

Hello Pilgrims…
So happy to see you come along for our tour to Norway….
Today we are going to visit Norway’s Jotunheimen National Park….

Juvfonne is a small ice field at the base of Galdhopiggen in Jotunheimen National Park
Which contains Norway’s oldest ice fields…..

Glaciers…..

Galdhopiggen is the tallest mountain in all of Norway, Scandinavia and Northern Europe….

Talk about a close Fly-By of the Tallest Peak…

Here we are on Top of that tallest mountain where they have built a Summit Hut for all
Who happen to make the climb up there…..

Really a Magnificent view from up here….

They Call this… Visitor Management….

Hiking in the Summertime ……

View of Besseggen Ridge and Lake Gjende

Time to Pitch the tent and call it a day…..

Hope you enjoyed all of the sites today Dear Friends….
Will be back again next Tuesday for another exciting tour
As we continue our Visit to Norway as we Visit the Capital… Oslo…..
Hope to see you here….

Have a Blessed Week Everyone….

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ANGELS… Who They Are & How They Help
NOVEMBER 6th, 2018

PRINCIPLES ABOUT ANGELS

It is wonderful to review what angels can and will do in our lives. But we need to remember our standard is the Word of God. Much that is going on in the name of angels in our world is not biblical, and we need to take care that we do not get caught in the web of the angel mania of our day. Whatever our experiences with angels may have been in the past, we need to check them against the following basic truths.

ANGELS MUST NEVER REPLACE GOD IN OUR LIVES

Time magazine reports, “For those who choke too easily on God and his rules … angels are the handy compromise, all fluff and meringue, kind, nonjudgmental. They are available to everyone, like aspirin.”

Christianity Today says, “Angels too easily provide a temptation for those who want a ‘fix’ of spirituality without bothering with God himself.”

“Angels offer a form of spirituality devoid of Jesus and God,” states Joan Webster Anderson, author of Where Angels Walk. “Belief in God has been so de-popularized in America that now belief in anything can happen. The search is on for spirituality, but … without God.”

Professor Robert Ellwood, a specialist in unorthodox religions at the University of Southern California, observes, “With angels around, people feel they don’t have to bother an Almighty God in order to get help.”

George Landis, Professor of Old Testament at Union Theological Seminary, told Time magazine, “In the eyes of the traditional church leaders, the popular authors who render angels into household pets, who invite readers to get in touch w3ith their inner angels, or summon their own ‘angel psychotherapists,’ or view themselves as angels in training are trafficking in ‘discount’ spirituality.”

ANGELS MUST NEVER BE RESHAPED TO MEET OUR OWN FANCY

In the Bible, angels of God laws appear in the masculine. Angels appearing as females show up in some historical accounts and in some personal experiences, but never in the Bible. An angel of God also never appears as an animal or a bird.

According to the Bible, angels are a created class of beings and are never represented as spiritually progressed men. In other words, people do not evolve into angels. Angels do not age, nor do they spend time trying to earn their wings. God’s angels exist eternally as they were created.

Secular sources say, “Jehovah’s angels are powerful creatures. In Genesis they guard the East gates of Eden with flashing swords. In Ezekiel they overpower the prophet with awesome visions: four-headed, multi-winged and many-eyed. In Revelation, they do battle with a dragon. But in their modern incarnations, these mighty messengers and fearless soldiers have been reduced to bit-sized beings, easily digested. the terrifying cherubim of the Bible have become kewpie doll cherubs.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
NOVEMBER 7th, 2018

YOU’RE A WINNER

I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. - 1 John 2:14

Man was created to be a winner. The Bible tells us so. We read in Genesis, for example, that man was originally put on this earth as a dominating lord. God gave him dominion over the earth and everything that crept, flew, crawled, and breathed there.

Man didn't even know what losing was until he separated himself from God through disobedience in the Garden of Eden. When that happened, he ran headlong into defeat. He was forced to accept failure as his lot in life, lowering himself to a subordinate position--a position he was never meant to occupy.

It's a sad story. But if you're a born again child of God, your story has a happy ending. Through faith in Christ Jesus, you've been made a winner once again!

In fact, God has guaranteed your success. Let me show you what I mean. Imagine you're about to tackle a really tough job, and before you even get started on it, God speaks to you right out loud and says, "I just want you to know, I'm going to personally see to it that this project you're working on succeeds."

Well, let me tell you something. You do have God's promise that you'll succeed. He said in His Word that you're an overcomer! In Him you can overcome any problem the world throws your way (1 John 5:1-5).

It doesn't matter how much you feel like a loser. It doesn't matter how many times you've failed in the past. If you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, then you've become more than a conqueror in Him (Rom. 8:37).

Does that mean you won't have any more trouble? No. It simply means you can go through that trouble and emerge triumphant.

If you've been feeling like a failure lately, renew your mind to the Word of God that says you're a success. Every time a challenge comes up, respond by saying, "Well, praise God, I can beat this thing because I'm an overcomer in Jesus!" Let that Word from God abide in your heart. It will make a winner out of you.
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 John 5:1-5
By Kenneth Copeland

Good Evening Dear Ones …
Pray your day was a Blessed One….
Spent mine inside as it was pouring rain most of the day….
Got a Big candle order today… so spent this afternoon just
Preparing things so I can do it all….
Been making candles for 10 years and got stores now wanting them…
Who would of thought…
Pray all of you have a Blessed Night and a Refreshing Rest….
Hugs and Much Love to each of you… ~~waterbird~~

~~ Please drop your Prayer Requests into Pastor David’s (nightsongs) message box … ~~


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A MORNING PRAYER ….
GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS …

“Pray continually.” 1 Thessalonians:5:17

You may ask… How do we pray continually? Before you begin your day… take time to acknowledge God as the creator of the day that you are about to enter…. and to offer the work you are about to do to God. Pray during the day… when you have a problem arise or when you need strength or courage to get through a situation that may arise… or just thanking God at times for his goodness. At the end of your day… take time to reflect on the day… to ask forgiveness for where you’ve fallen short… and to give thanks to God for his good gifts including the good work you were able to do in it.

Did you know Dear Ones…. For centuries, the psalms were how God’s people learned to pray. In the heart of the Scriptures… we have a prayer book that teaches us how to give voice to the depth and breadth of our human experience of daily life and work.

Blessed Lord Jesus… we are grateful that you have invited us into the great priestly work of prayer. Even now, we know that you pray continually for us. Help us to learn to pray all of our life and work through each of our days… that we may remember to pray in every circumstance we encounter.
We ask this in your Blessed name Jesus… Amen and Amen …

Good Morning Dear Friends….
Pray you are having a Blessed day so far….
Looks like I am going to be below freezing all day…
And they’re talking about snow on the way….
I guess it’s bound to happen with arctic cold fronts….
I am going to be making Hand dipped tapers all day….
You know… the old fashioned kind of two candles on a long wick….
Have a Blessed Day Dear Ones in all you do….
Hugs and Many Blessings… ~~waterbird~~

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TODAY’S TURNING POINT
NOVEMBER 7th, 2018
DR. DAVID JEREMIAH

ANGELIC ENCOURAGERS

Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
Luke 22:43

Earlier this year, a 51-year-old truck driver named Steve James decided to take up bicycling, but his first attempt was disheartening. After twelve miles, he sent out a tweet saying he felt “absolutely shattered.” He asked people for some quick tips. He got them! His tweet attracted 2,000 likes and nearly 900 comments, along with lots of encouragement.


It’s amazing how a word of encouragement can perk up our day.

According to the Bible, God’s holy angels encourage us more than we know. An angel encouraged Hagar in the desert (Genesis 16); Gideon under the tree in Ophrah (Judges 6); Elijah at Horeb (1 Kings 19); Daniel praying in Babylon (Daniel 9); Jesus on the Mount of Temptation (Matthew 4); Cornelius in Caesarea (Acts 10); and Paul on a sinking ship (Acts 27).

We may not audibly hear the voice of an angel, but who knows the multitude of ways they can encourage us with unseen strength just when we need it? Perhaps they arrange circumstances, extend help, divert attacks, and bring blessings to us, which, if we only realized it, came from their hands. Thank God for His angelic encouragers!

A SINGLE THOUGHT …

An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom.
Martin Luther

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OVERCOMER
NOVEMBER 7th, 2018

THE EXPLANATION

In the Greek New Testament, there are two words for our English word word. One is logos, the most common, and the other is rhema, the one used in Ephesians 6:17: “the sword of the Spirit, which is the world of God.” In the most general terms, logos is the “bigger” of the two words. We might say it could refer to the whole Bible. But rhema is “smaller” – it refers to a saying, something more specific. In terms of the Bible, we could think of rhema as referring to a verse or a passage of Scripture rather than the whole Bible.

James Montgomery Boice defined rhema this way: “Rhema …. Really means … a particular, specific portion of God’s written revelation … It is important to see this, as I said, because according to Paul’s teaching we are to overcome Satan by the particular words or portions of scripture.” This doesn’t mean that a verse or passage becomes the Word of God only when we say it or wield it as the sword of the Spirit. Bot logos and rhema are the inspired Word of God as written and preserved for us whether we use them in overcoming temptation or not. Our challenge is to take up the Word and wield it as the sword of the Spirit.

THE EXAMPLE

One example of the use of the Word of God as the sword of the Spirit stands above all others: Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11). After Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, and pronounced by God as “My beloved Son” (Matthew 3:17). Jesus was “led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil” (Matthew 4:1). Satan took this as an opportune time to tempt Jesus to sin – right after Jesus was anointed by God in front of the crowds at the Jordan River. Satan thought Jesus was like most humans – feeling prideful and cocky after a mountaintop experience. Satan though Jesus would let His guard down and be ripe for temptation.

Remember that there are no new temptations, none except those that are “common to man” (1 Corinthians 10:13). And Satan brings against Jesus the same temptations be brought against Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden – what the apostle John called “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, the pride of life” (1 John 2:16). Satan said that the fruit was good for good (the lust of the flesh), it was pleasant to the eyes (the lust of the eyes), and it would make them like God (the pride of life). But Satan underestimated Jesus – even after forty days of fasting in the wilderness.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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Pray you have been well and your having a Blessed week...
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THE PILGRIMS PROGRESS
“A Safe Place”
ANGELS… Who They Are & How They Help
NOVEMBER 7th, 2018

ANGELS MUST NEVER RECEIVE WORSHIP

A desire for angels that is greater than a desire for the Creator will lead to trouble. Colossians 2:18 says, “Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.”

One reason why angels are invisible to humans may be that, if they were seen, they would be worshiped. Man, who is so prone to idolatry as to worship the works of his own hands, would hardly be able to resist the worship of angels were they before his eyes.

Twice in the book of Revelation, John was confronted by an angel and tried to worship him. Both times the angel told him to worship him but to worship God.

Kar Barth once wrote that it is inappropriate for people to talk of angels independent of their experience of God in Christ. While God may send angels, gratitude must always be directed to God, the God we know in Christ. It is wrong to ask your angel something. We are never told to pray to angels. We pray to God and He sends the help we need.

ANGELS MUST BE RECOGNIZED FOR WHO THEY REALLY ARE

There are two kinds of angels in the world. There are the real angels of God, and then there are what the Bible calls “angels of light.” Angels of light are not good angels. That term is a reference to the evil angels. These angels rebelled against their created purpose, and Lucifer is their leader.

Second Corinthians 11:14-15 says, “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” The ability of Satan and his misters to transform themselves into ministers of light is a very real deception. Some of the world’s major religions started when someone listened to an angel who wasn’t telling the truth.

It is of utmost importance that we recognize that not every angel is from God. First John 4:1 instructs us to “test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

Don’t let our culture’s angel mania rob you of the true joy of knowing that God has sent His angels to be ministering spirits in our lives. Your heart should be drawn closer to God through our study of His angels.

Dr. David Jeremiah

DID YOU KNOW ??

An interesting trait of angels is that they are not inhibited by the laws of gravity and they materialize without warning. Even though they can become visible in a moment, it is important to remember that just because we do not see them, it does not mean that angels are not present and watching us. And they will still be watching until the very end. (Luke 12:8-9)

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
NOVEMBER 8th, 2018

DELIGHT YOURSELF

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. - Psalm 112:1,7

The man who makes a habit of delighting in God's Word will have a heart that's fixed! He can make it through disastrous situations without losing his balance. His mind's made up before he ever gets to the disaster. He's victorious before he ever gets there. A person like that is hard to whip!

The sad thing is that most believers wait until the disaster hits before they start trying to establish themselves on the Word. They wait until their back is against the wall. Then, suddenly, they get real spiritual and start fasting and praying...and all too often they find they've started too late.

That's like a guy who finds out a burglar is in his house and then starts looking for the barbells, so he can build up enough muscle to throw the burglar out. He ain't gonna make it! If he'd been working out instead of watching television every night, he'd have been ready. But as it is, he's headed for a painful defeat.

Be ready before the devil breaks into your house. Get your heart fixed. Turn off the television. Turn off the distractions of the world and turn on the Word. The time to start establishing yourself on it is right now!
SCRIPTURE READING: Job 22:21-30
By Kenneth Copeland

Good Evening Dear Ones …
Pray all of you had a Blessed Day….
A cold Artic wind arrived today and drove the temps down to 20’s
Spent the whole day until now making Hand Dipped Beeswax candles…
I forgot all the steps you have to go through in order to do them…
I try to make one huge batch once a year since it takes so much wax and
Takes forever to melt it to do it….. But it is done!!
Pray all of you have a Blessed Night and a Refreshing Rest….
Hugs and Much Love to each of you… ~~waterbird~~

~~ Please drop your Prayer Requests into Pastor David’s (nightsongs) message box … ~~

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A MORNING PRAYER ….
GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS …

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22

In answering Peter’s question, Jesus uses the number seventy-seven. Why does Jesus up the ante from seven times per person to seventy-seven times per person? I believe he was making the point that keeping a forgiveness tally, to keep in line with the caps Jesus set, would be cumbersome, immobilizing, and petty. Jesus is making the case that the focus should be on the act of forgiveness itself. The same point could be made when reflecting on the principle of forgetting as a part of forgiveness. There are many arguments that can be made to support why forgetting may not always be a good idea. But what we do know is that forgiving… choosing to release someone from the expected obligation to make amends… can be done even if you can still recall the offense. If forgetting helps you get to the process of forgiveness, then use it. Just don’t let the act of forgetting become the stipulation that keeps you from extending forgiveness to others.

Dear Heavenly Father God… You have never withheld forgiveness from us, for this we thank You. We need Your grace because forgiveness leaves us vulnerable. Help us to forgive without qualification as Your Son Jesus forgave.
In Jesus’s name we pray… Amen and Amen ……

Good Morning Dear Friends….
Pray you are having a Blessed day so far….
Having problems getting going this morning….
Too much work all day yesterday making candles…
Have to work on wrapping and packing them up today….
I can definitely say… I am a candlestick maker….
Have a Blessed Day Dear Ones in all you do….
Feel free to drop by and say hello…. I’ll be around….
Hugs and Many Blessings… ~~waterbird~~

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TODAY’S TURNING POINT
NOVEMBER 8th, 2018
DR. DAVID JEREMIAH

LANDMINES

The pride of your heart has deceived you.
Obadiah 1:3

Pride is so deceptive that it destroyed the reputation of the powerful angel, Lucifer, who said, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God” (Isaiah 14:13). The sin of pride and arrogance caused Satan to become the epitome of evil today. It’s a reminder that we should never seek to be above others, but we’re to seek to serve as Christ served.

If you have gifts, accomplishments, honors, blessings, and influence, make them matters of thanksgiving and recognize them as gifts from God to use in the service of Christ. Keep your eyes on Jesus and live a life of humble thanksgiving and Christ-centered service.

A SINGLE THOUGHT …

Pride always overemphasizes self. Our hearts need to be God-focused and not self-focused.
Charles Stanley

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ANGELS… Who They Are & How They Help
NOVEMBER 8th, 2018

WHAT ARE ANGELS, ANYWAY ?

In this lesson we will see what angels are like…

As we look at the characteristics of angels, we will discover some traits that are often overlooked about these heavenly beings.

1. The Creation of Angels
A. The Substance of Angels
B. The Simultaneous Creation of Angels

2. The Characteristics of Angels
A. Angels Are Innumerable
B. Angels Are Invisible
C. Angels Are Invincible
D. Angels Are Immortal
E. Angels Are Intrigued by Salvation

On more than one occasion, Corrie ten Boom has written of the intervention of angels in her life. One such story records the experience she and her sister Betsie had when they were sent to a concentration camp for the crime of sheltering Jews in Nazi Germany.

It was very cold and the sisters had already spent two days and nights outside. They were waiting in a line to get into the administration building. There the Nazis were taking all the possessions of the new arrivals, including their clothes, and giving them only a thin dress, and undershirt, and a pair of wooden shoes. Corrie was worried for her sister because Betsie was frail.

When they got into the building, Corrie had an inspiration. She instructed Betsie to take off her woolen underwear. She rolled that up with her own and put the bundle in a corner. She whispered to Betsie, “The Lord is busy answering our prayers. We shall not have to make the sacrifice of all our clothes.”

After they had been undressed, showered, and put on the shabby clothes, Corrie writes, “I hid the roll of underwear and my Bible under my dress. It did bulge out obviously through my dress; but I prayed, ‘Lord, cause now Thine angels to surround me; and let them not be transparent today for the guard must not see me.’” The guards checked everyone, “Not a bulge escaped their eyes. The woman just in front of me had hidden a woolen vest under her dress; it was taken from her. They let me pass, for they did not see me. Betsie, right behind me, was searched.

“But outside awaited another danger. On each side of the door were women who looked everyone over for the second time. They felt over the body of each one who passed. I knew they would not see me, for the angels were still surrounding me. I was not even surprised when they passed me by, but within me rose the jubilant cry, ‘O Lord, if Thou does so answer prayer, I can face even Ravensbruck unafraid.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
NOVEMBER 9th, 2018

THE HIDDEN THINGS OF GOD

Blessed art thou...for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 16:17

Remember when you went to school and learned your ABCs? You learned them by using your five senses and your logical abilities to gather information and sort it out. That kind of knowledge is called natural knowledge and it's the only kind most people know anything about.

But in the kingdom of God, there's another kind of knowing. One that works its way from the inside out instead of from the outside in. It's called revelation knowledge.

Jesus spoke about this kind of knowledge in Matthew 16. He'd just asked the disciples, "Who do you say I am?" Peter had answered Him by declaring, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."

"Blessed are you, Simon," Jesus responded, "because flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father which is in heaven."

In other words, Jesus was saying, "Peter, you didn't learn this information through your physical senses. You received it another way. You received it directly from God."

If you've ever had a revelation like that, you know that when it comes, it changes things. It makes you see old things in an entirely new light. It gives you such unshakable confidence that, as Jesus said to Peter, "The gates of hell can't prevail against you."

But revelations like that don't come easily. You have to meditate the Word and search the Spirit of God for them because they are "hidden" in Him. The Bible says God has hidden His wisdom for the saints (1 Cor. 2:7-9). Notice, He's hidden it for you, not from you. He wants you to have it.

Don't think, however, that God is just going to drop great revelations into your lap while you're watching television. You have to seek Him.

If you're hungry for revelation knowledge, get yourself in a position to receive it by meditating the Word, praying, and fellowshiping with the Lord. Begin to receive those revelations from Him. It's the most exciting kind of learning there is.
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 2
By Kenneth Copeland

Good Evening Dear Ones …
Pray you had a Blessed Day …
Boy was it cold here today….
Below freezing in the 20’s all day….
I wrapped and packed all the candles….
Then the phone rang and there was another order…
Shaking my head in disbelief…. I told them I would have to do it next week…
Pray all of you have a Wonderfully Blessed Rest …
Wake refreshed ready to start your new day tomorrow Dear Ones…
Pray all of you have a Blessed Night and a Refreshing Rest….
Hugs and Much Love to each of you… ~~waterbird~~

~~ Please drop your Prayer Requests into Pastor David’s (nightsongs) message box … ~~

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
A MORNING PRAYER ….
GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS …

Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Psalm 127:1-2

Our culture tends to hold up workaholics as role models of commitment and success, even as we worry about the implications of overwork for health and family. Long hours filled with anxiety might get the job done, but it will not produce a life of value and significance. God intends for us to work… but also to rest.

The problem comes when we do things on our own strength… trusting in our own efforts… working long hours… disregarding our health… families and God’s gift of rest. The question for you and for me is this: What is God doing? How can I get involved in HIS project? How can I cooperate with God in the activities of my life?

When we invest our lives in what God is doing… our efforts are fruitful and our lives are balanced. We have the joy of accomplishment as well as the benefits of peace of mind and rest. Today i want to join the Lord in His work… offering my best to Him… trusting Him for the results. I want to take time for His good gifts… for family and friendship… prayer and rest.

Dear Heavenly Father… i confess that all too often, I’m trying to “build a house” and “protect a city” through my own efforts. i sometimes think i can work from early morning until late at night and pull it off on my own. Please forgive me Father for such arrogance.

I acknowledge dear Lord, that i will not be able to build anything of lasting value in my life apart from You and Your strength. You are the master builder. You are the source of all good things… the giver of all good gifts. Help me i pray, to do my work as your junior partner. May i look to see what you’re doing and join in this effort… May i trust You to work through me by the power of Your Spirit.
And when it’s time to stop O God… may I trust you enough to stop… knowing that you want to give me rest. In the mighty name of Jesus i pray… Amen and Amen …..

Good Morning Dear Friends….
Pray all of you had a Peace filled rest…
Enjoy your day everyone…..
And May God Bless your socks off …..
Hugs and Many Blessings… ~~waterbird~~

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TODAY’S TURNING POINT
NOVEMBER 9th, 2018
DR. DAVID JEREMIAH

THE OLD SERPENT

Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.
Ephesians 4:26-27

Earlier this year, forty-year old Jeremy Sutcliffe killed a diamondback rattlesnake in his backyard by ramming the creature with his shovel and severing its head. Ten minutes later, the snake’s mouth snapped and dug its fangs into Jeremy’s hand. A helicopter rushed him to the hospital where it took 26 doses of antivenom to save his life. Jeremy was told a snake’s decapitated head still has the ability to bite for as long as an hour.

Jesus decapitated Satan at Calvary, but the old serpent still has the ability to strike at us. From God’s perspective, he’s in his final hour. But we must guard against him day and night, realizing, though defeated, he is still a dangerous enemy.

One way Satan strikes us is by creating rage and bitterness in our hearts. Everyone has moments of anger, but when that anger settles into hatred, resentment, and a grudge-like spirit, we’re in danger of giving place to the devil. Even though he is a defeated enemy, it’s best to stay clear of him.

A SINGLE THOUGHT …

Lord, crush the serpent in the dust, and all his plots destroy; / While those that in thy mercy, trust forever shout for joy.
Isaac Watts

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
~~A Safe Place ~~
OVERCOMER
NOVEMBER 9th, 2018

THE EXECUTION

Reading this victorious account of Jesus overcoming temptation, it’s easy to think, Well, I’m not Jesus. But we can defeat temptation with the Word of God too – using three strategies.

STAY IN THE LINE OF FIRE

Living under the umbrella of the Word of God gives the Spirit of God the opportunity to bring the Word rhema) or God home to our heart – a part of the Word (logos) that you need to defeat a temptation in your life. When that promise, or exhortation becomes real to you, it may be the exact thing God uses to defeat the enemy in your life. But if you are not regularly receiving the Word in your life, you are missing that opportunity. I have had people tell me, after a sermon, that something I said did this or that for them – and it wasn’t even part of the point of my message! Bot Bod used it in a unique way in their life. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the world of God” (Romans 10:17).

There are many ways to take in the Word of God every day – during your commute, while you’re exercising, while doing housework or yard work, and during your quiet time or family devotions. The point is to continue the flow of God’s Word into your life, so you will have swords ready whenever you are tempted by the devil.

SEARCH EVERY INCH OF THE ARMORY

An armory is where weapons are stored. Your weapons (swords) are portions of Scripture to be used to defeat temptations by your enemy. And where are those swords stored? In the armory of the Bible. In the example of Jesus’ temptation, He got all three of His swords from the book of Deuteronomy. And He didn’t have a scroll of Deuteronomy out in the desert with Him; He quoted those verses by heart; He had memorized those swords to have them ready at any time.

Jesus knew what Paul later wrote to Timothy: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16, NIV). What Scripture was Paul talking about? The Old Testament! Now, it applies to both Old and New Testaments. But in Jesus’ day the only Scripture they had was the Old Testament, but Jesus knew it was inspired by God and Could defeat the devil’s lies and temptations. It worked for Him and will work for us as well, whether our swords come from the Old or New Testament.

Every time you read your Bible or listen to a sermon, you are taking a tour of God’s armory where the swords (rhema) of the Spirit are stored, just waiting for you to put them to use. Tour the whole armory; read every portion of the Bible, the easy parts and the hard parts. Let God show the parts you need in order to overcome every temptation.

START COLLECTING YOUR SWORDS

By “collecting,” I mean memorizing. In the desert, Jesus didn’t have to ask Satan to wait while He looked up a Bible verse in His concordance. As I’ve said, He (and subsequently the apostles) could quote the Old Testament from memory when needed. Very rarely do temptations come to you during Bible study time; they come when you don’t have a Bible handy. We need to do what the psalmist did: “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11).

Scripture memory seems to be a forgotten discipline in the age of digital Bibles on our smartphones and tablets. But you can memorize Scripture just like you have memorized your Social Security number, your address, your phone number, your favorite songs, and more. What you use frequently and deem to be indispensable will be remembered easily.

My friend Rob Morgan has written a powerful book called One Hundred Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart. He gives lots of instruction on how to memorize the Scriptures and then gives a short exposition of each verse. I daresay the average Christian cannot quote one hundred Bible verses from memory. But there have been many Christians who could.

There is no other defense as powerful against the deceitful temptations of Satan as the Word of God. Resist him with the Word of God and he will flee from you.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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THE PILGRIMS PROGRESS
“A Safe Place”
ANGELS… Who They Are & How They Help
NOVEMBER 9th, 2018

THE CREATION OF ANGELS

The Bible plainly states that the Lord created the angels. The real issue debated about the origin of the angels is not the fact of their creation but the time of their creation. In Job 38:4-7, angels shouted for joy when God laid the foundations of the earth. Verse 7 says, “All the sons of God shoted for joy” when the cornerstone was laid.

The designation “songs of God” definitely refers to the angelic beings. In the first chapter of Job, the sons of God came to appear before God, and we are told Satan himself, as a member of the angelic hosts, was among them.

Psalm 104 sets down the order God followed for His creative acts and helps us understand when the angels were created by God: “Who MAKES His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire. You who laid the foundations of the earth, so that it should not be moved forever” (verses 4-5).

Dr. Henry Morris writes, “According to the record here in Psalm 104, the next act after the creation of the space-time cosmos and the establishment of God’s light-arrayed throne therein was the creation of the angels… And here in Psalm 104, verse 5 speaks of God laying the foundation of the earth right after He made the angels in verse 4.

THE SUBSTANCE OF ANGELS

The psalmist not only gives us the order of the creation of the angels but adds this intriguing truth about angels. They are spirits and “a flame of fire” (Psalm 104:4). Henry Morris says, “This remarkable verse seems … to state that these servants of God are actually also composed of flaming fire … This concept is beyond our naturalistic comprehension, but that is no reason for us to reject or spiritualize it prematurely. We do not know the nature of angels. Man was made of the natural chemical elements and is therefore subject to the electromagnetic and gravitational forces which control these elements.

“But angels are not so bound. They can fly swiftly from God’s throne to earth when God commands them and they are not limited by gravity or other natural forces.”

Morris goes on to say that angels in the Bible are often associated with stars. He says that stars “are orbs of flaming fire – and it may be that the essential structure of the angels’ bodies is analogous to that of the stars. In any case, they are often associated in the Bible with the appearance of fire.”

THE SIMULTANEOUS CREATION OF ANGELS

It is important to understand that angels were all created simultaneously. Their full number was created in the beginning, and there has been no increase in their ranks. Unlike human beings, who are conceived and born at different times in history, all of the angels were created at a single moment.

Matthew 22:30 supports this by saying that angels do not marry and thus do not have children.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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MORNING ON THE GLOBE
THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
NOVEMBER 10th, 2018

BRAG ON GOD

Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer. - Romans 12:12

We're to live in hope. We're to rejoice. So, when Satan comes to steal your victory and tell you that God is not going to help you this time, you just think on the Word of God and start rejoicing. Rejoice that you're in Him. Rejoice that heaven is your home. Rejoice that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Rejoice. Brag on God today. The devil can't stand it!

"Be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation...." Tribulation means "being under pressure." When pressure comes, don't cave in. Don't faint. Instead, go to the throne of grace. Go boldly in the Name of Jesus and get the help you need.

Remember this: When things get hard isn't when you let go of the Word. That's when you double up on it. That's when you are "constant in prayer" so that you are unmovable.

Rejoice. Be patient under pressure. Be constant in prayer. The devil won't be able to steal one thing from you!
SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 5:1-5
By Gloria Copeland

Good Evening Dear Ones …
Pray your Day was a blessed one…
Here… it was snowing most of the day….
And I was making votive candles….
My Daughter phoned and wanted me to go to Whistler for the weekend…
They have a Chalet there where they go up and spend the weekends skiing….
I haven’t seen my grand daughters for over a year….
So I am going to leave very early tomorrow as I have a three and a half hour
Drive through the mountains in order to get there… and if all goes ok..
I will be back here on Monday night to put up the Morning on the Globe…
Pray all of you have a Wonderfully Blessed Rest …
Meanwhile…. I will put up all of the things for the Board tomorrow….
Have a Blessed Weekend Everyone….
Hugs and Much Love to each of you… ~~waterbird~~

~~ Please drop your Prayer Requests into Pastor David’s (nightsongs) message box … ~~


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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
~~ A SAFE PLACE ~~
A Saturday Message
Dr. Charles Stanley
NOVEMBER 10th, 2018

THE REASSURING QUALITY OF FAITHFULNESS

Faithfulness is one of the most important qualities in a person’s life.

We need to be able to believe what others say or promise to do, and they must be able to trust us as well. Unfaithfulness is a form of deception or hypocrisy, and it leads to feelings of disappointment and betrayal when we discover that our trust in someone has been misplaced. As Christians, we should always strive to be faithful to God and to others.

When Jacob considered all that the Lord had done for him, he prayed, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Lord, who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will prosper you,’ I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant” (Gen. 32:9-10).

God is always faithful, but we must pay attention to Him. We should consider the many ways He has proven Himself faithful in our life and then respond in gratitude.

Scripture affirms God’s faithfulness.

* Deuteronomy 7:9 “Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”

* Psalm 33:4 “For the word of the Lord is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness.”

* Psalm 36:5 “Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.”

* Psalm 119:90 “Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations.”

* Lamentations 3:22-23 “The Lord’s loving-kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”

* 2 Timothy 2:13 “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”

Although our faithfulness wavers, these scriptures affirm that God is faithful all the time. Even the sin of His children will not nullify it. Because the Lord is immutable (never changing), none of His attributes change. That’s why we can be confident that He will keep all His promises. His faithfulness is a certainty we can rest upon. When He says, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” we can have confidence that we are secure (Heb. 13:5).

The Holy Spirit works to express within us the qualities consistent with God’s nature, and this includes faithfulness. We should be who we claim to be and do what we commit to do. To give any other impression is deception. But none of us have the strength, fortitude, and faithfulness to live the Christian life apart from the enablement of the Holy Spirit who indwells us. Even Christ’s disciples couldn’t do it. That’s why Jesus told them to wait in Jerusalem until they were “clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49).

If we have trusted Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, we have been sealed by the Holy Spirit who empowers us to be faithful in every circumstance. But if we fail and grieve the Spirit, He convicts us of sin, so we can repent and receive forgiveness. He truly is our divine Enabler and Helper.

GOD HAS PROMISED TO BE FAITHFUL TO US.

He will always forgive us. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Forgiveness is only possible because Jesus paid our sin debt in full with His death on the cross. Now God can forgive us because Christ’s sacrifice satisfied His justice. Those of us who have accepted Jesus can now come to God and receive forgiveness because He is faithful to keep this promise.

God’s faithfulness limits the power of our temptation. “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it” (1 Cor. 10:13). If we will rely on this promise, we won’t have to yield to temptation. God has established a limit and provided an escape so we can endure the enticement without falling.

We can have the peace of God. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7). If we bring our anxieties to the Lord in prayer, we can receive His peace even in the midst of trying situations. It will guard our hearts and minds and keeps us from giving up hope or blaming and accusing God.

The Holy Spirit limits the power of Satan in our lives. “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one” (2 Thess. 3:3). Satan is under God’s control and does not have freedom to do whatever he desires in our lives.
These four promises can enable us to face whatever challenges come our way because we can count on the faithfulness of our God. We may not understand our situation, but we can trust in the One who forgives our sins, limits our temptations, gives us peace in troubled times, and controls Satan’s access to us.

Our confidence in the faithfulness of the Scripture is tested when we go through trials because they challenge our belief in who God is and what He has said. These tests reveal our areas of weakness so that God can strengthen us to overcome them. His goal is that the fruit of the Spirit spoken of in Galatians 5:22-23 becomes a part of our character and is worked out in our lifestyles.

When we walk in the Spirit, we’ll have the following characteristics:

DEVOTED TO GOD. He will be the only One we follow.
LOYAL. We will be someone others can count on to do what we say we will.
UNWAVERING. Our reliability won’t vary from day to day.
STEADFAST. We’ll be steady in our commitments and unshaken by changing circumstances.
TRUSTWORTHY. Others can believe us because we will always speak truth.
DEPENDABLE. People can rely on us to show up on time and accomplish what we undertake.
OBEDIENT. Although we won’t do it perfectly, our desire and aim will be to obey God.
FRUITFUL. Our lives will have a positive influence on others.
FAITHFUL. We will be faithful to God and to others.

ASK YOURSELF …

How confident are you that you can trust the Lord in every circumstance?

In what ways has He demonstrated His faithfulness in your life?

How faithful are you to the Lord? To others?

Dr. Charles Stanley

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
TODAY’S BIBLE STUDY
NOVEMBER 10th, 2018

DEVELOPMENT OF THE RECREATED HUMAN SPIRIT

1. Man was created in God’s class to be the associate and companion of Deity.

2. Practice love and walk in faith
A. Galatians 5:6
B. Love is the mother of faith
a) Galatians 5:16 – The fruit of the senses
b) Galatians 5:22-23 – The fruit of the reborn spirit
c) Romans 8 – Condemnation weakens and leads to physical death.

3. Bring your spirit to the ascendancy by meditation in the Word (Joshua 1:8)

4. Practice the Word
A. James 1:22
B. You can’t be a doer of the Word and continue to talk unbelief and selfishness.
C. Do whatever the Word says in the epistles

5. Give the Word first place
A. You are a spirit; God is a spirit
B. Ephesians 5:1 – We must do the same as God has done
C. Psalm 138:2
D. Proverbs 3:5

6. Instantly obey the voice of your own spirit (Proverbs 20:27)
A. The voice of the human spirit is your conscience (inward witness).
B. The voice of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13)

7. We have God’s voice in the natural, the written Word
A. If God spoke in the natural realm, most people would not hear (John 12: 28-29)
B. God spoke; the people thought it thundered (John 12:29)
C. The person who knows how to listen in the spirit could also hear if God spoke in the natural.

8. God is a spirit; those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
A. The soul praises; the spirit worships
B. Worship is man’s reaction to God’s holiness and to His Word. It means to bow down before Him, putting His Word absolutely number one in your life.
C. Praise comes out of the mouth; worship is an attitude.

Pray each of you have a Blessed Weekend….

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The Pilgrims Progress “A Safe Place”
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST
NOVEMBER 10th, 2018

A MYSTERIOUS ANGEL PRESENCE - THE FASCINATION WITH THESE CLESTIAL CREATURES

British television personality Gloria Hunniford recently told her viewers of a curious event that mystified her. While on holiday in France, Gloria and her husband lost control of their car in a French village, crashing into a concrete planter. Coming to, Gloria saw her injured husband pressed against the windshield. Suddenly a beautiful girl with long blonde hair came from a restaurant and ran to the car, speaking perfect English and offering aid. The woman helped Gloria regain control of herself and get her husband to the hospital. The next day, Gloria took flowers to the restaurant where the girl worked, but no one there knew anything about her.

“Not one person … in this small village … they did not know of a long-haired blonde girl, of a girl who spoke English,” Gloria explained, telling her cohosts she though the girl might have been an angel. “I don’t care whether people believe in angels or not because I certainly do,” Gloria said.

I have no idea if that mysterious person was an angel or simply a Good Samaritan. But this isn’t a unique story. Whenever I preach about angels, I have people lined up afterward with similar accounts; and whenever I write on this subject, I receive letters telling me of “mysterious strangers” who came along at just the right time. Some of these encounters may have natural explanations, but I can’t help wondering if some of us have seen angels without fully realizing it.

ANGELS IN THE BIBLE

In the Old Testament, angels showed up at Sodom to rescue Lot from destruction; they visited with Abraham in the desert, appearing as two wayfaring strangers; an angel rescued Hagar in the desert. At Bethel, Jacob had a vison of angels ascending and descending a staircase to heaven. In Judges, angels appeared to Gideon and to the mother of Samson. Angels fed Elijah in the desert and protected Elisha from the Syrians, Both Isaiah and Ezekiel saw flaming angels hovering around the throne of God. An angel shut the moths of the lions threatening Daniel; and in the book of Zechariah, angels patrolled the earth, noting the political events unfolding among the nations.

In the New Testament, angels announced the birth of Christ, ministered to our Lord at critical moments, and rolled away the stone on Easter Sunday. When Jesus ascended to heaven, two angels in white joined the disciples on the Mount of Olives with reassuring instructions, and an angel delivered Peter from prison in Acts 12. When the apostle Paul was trapped on a sinking ship in a storm, an angel appeared to him with news that he and those with him would be saved. The book of Hebrews describes angels as ministering spirits sent to serve those who inherit salvation and warns us to treat strangers kindly, for some may be angels. The book of Revelation highlights the ministry of angels during the Last Days and throughout eternity.

To some people, the biblical study of angels is mere curiosity, but few subjects are as comforting, strengthening, and enlightening. Angels march through the pages of the Bible from Genesis 3 to Revelation 232, and their presence dramatically changed the situations they encountered. Anything so frequently described in Scripture is worth our interest. Colossians 3 tells us to set our hearts and minds on things above, and that includes angelic forces. God is frequently called the “Lord of hosts,” which we understand to be the angelic armies of heaven. In Revelation, angels are described as “fellow servants” with us. I believe we’ll mingle with them freely in heaven, so why not learn all we can about them now?

Dr. David Jeremiah

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Here is a Gospel Song I thought I would share with you….

Sweet Holy Spirit - The Isaacs
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/bb8346585

May you be Blessed with your listen….
Hugs and Many Blessings …
~~waterbird~~

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hello child of God
I recorded A Song For A Sunday
and wanted to share it with you.
it's called "In The Garden"
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b876a0ea5
I pray you will blessed as you
listen and read.
hugsss and blessings
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Thank you for sharing a gospel with us….
Pray you have been being blessed…

MORNING ON THE GLOBE
THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
NOVEMBER 13th, 2018

A POWERHOUSE OF PROTECTION

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. - Isaiah 54:17

No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Isn't that great news! Isn't it good to know that no sickness, no circumstance, no problem that rises against you can successfully bring you down?

Some years ago, one of our friends was facing a lawsuit. He and I prayed together according to this scripture and agreed it was the final word in the situation, not the allegations against him. We stood in faith, believing that lawsuit had to fail.

Sure enough, when my friend went to court, they just couldn't beat him. He didn't win that case because of his keen and witty lawyers. He won because he was innocent and because he had believed that powerful promise of God.

Follow his example. When the devil attacks you in some area of your life, don't sit around crying and begging God to save you. Open up your Bible to Isaiah 54:17 instead. Remind yourself of what God has promised you. Use that promise to strengthen you against sin and every other evil work the devil would like to use to keep you bound.

Then establish yourself on it through prayer. Say, "Lord, I refuse to be afraid of this weapon the devil has brought against me because I know that according to Your Word, it cannot prosper. I trust You to protect me, and I thank You for it now. In Jesus' Name. Amen."

Don't let the powerhouse of God's protection go to waste. Put it to work in your life. It is your rightful heritage as a servant of the Lord.

SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 54:10-17

By Kenneth Copeland

Good Evening Dear Ones …
Pray you have been blessed the past couple of days…
Got back late this afternoon….
Was so beautiful on the drive back today l had to take some pics…
Which since tomorrow is Travel Tuesday….
I will put some of them up on Thursday….
That will give me time to get it organized…
It was so good to see the little munchkins…
My how they have grown ….
Have a Peace Filled Rest Dear Ones
Hugs and Many Blessings to each of you… ~~waterbird~~

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
A MORNING PRAYER ….
GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS …

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28: 20

Have you had those where you know… beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God is real and holy and beyond explanation? So many times, as we try to describe these experiences to others, we say things like, “God showed up that day.”

But God does not show up. God is always present. God is everywhere, always. God never leaves. Rather… we are the ones who leave… or forget… or take God for granted.

I think Moses realized this too. When his eyes caught sight of that bright burning bush… Moses was reminded of the presence of God and Moses made himself available to the moment. He turned aside from his plans for the day… took off his shoes… and He made space for God. And we all are better because he did.

Dear Beloved Lord….
Help us to remember to slow down… so that you may open our eyes and quiet our hearts and minds…
We pray in Your blessed name Jesus… Amen and Amen …

Good Morning Dear Friends….
Pray you had a refreshing rest….
Many Blessings to each of you….
Have a Blessed Day Dear Ones that’s over the top….
~~waterbird~~

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TODAY’S TURNING POINT
NOVEMBER 13th, 2018
DR. DAVID JEREMIAH

THE OLD SERPENT

Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.
Ephesians 4:26-27

Earlier this year, forty-year old Jeremy Sutcliffe killed a diamondback rattlesnake in his backyard by ramming the creature with his shovel and severing its head. Ten minutes later, the snake’s mouth snapped and dug its fangs into Jeremy’s hand. A helicopter rushed him to the hospital where it took 26 doses of antivenom to save his life. Jeremy was told a snake’s decapitated head still has the ability to bite for as long as an hour.

Jesus decapitated Satan at Calvary, but the old serpent still has the ability to strike at us. From God’s perspective, he’s in his final hour. But we must guard against him day and night, realizing, though defeated, he is still a dangerous enemy.

One way Satan strikes us is by creating rage and bitterness in our hearts. Everyone has moments of anger, but when that anger settles into hatred, resentment, and a grudge-like spirit, we’re in danger of giving place to the devil. Even though he is a defeated enemy, it’s best to stay clear of him.

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Lord, crush the serpent in the dust, and all his plots destroy; While those that in thy mercy, trust forever shout for joy.
Isaac Watts

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OVERCOMER
NOVEMBER 13th, 2018

OVERCOMING EVERYTING WITH PRAYER

In this lesson we discover why prayer is crucial to the overcoming life in Christ.

Some things in a fallen world seem natural: sleep, procrastination, apathy. But prayer is not one of them. Why would we give up fifteen minutes of sleep to rise early and pray? Because prayer is the way God has ordained for us to overcome our fallen state and stay connected with Him.

1. The Persistence of the Overcomer’s Prayer

2. The Possibilities of the Overcomer’s Prayer

3. The Petition of the Overcomer’s Prayer

4. The Power of the Overcomer’s Prayer

5. The Precision of the Overcomer’s Prayer

6. The Perseverance of the Overcomer’s Prayer

7. The Purpose of the Overcomer’s Prayer

In this series on overcoming we have looked at all the parts of the Christian’s spiritual armor: The belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. As we have said, these are all modeled on the armor of a Roman soldier. And the entire metaphor of spiritual armor is supportive of Pul’s central idea in this section of Ephesians “that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil … and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:11, 13).

Keeping that purpose in mind, we come to the last part of Paul’s instructions on how to stand fir, - but interestingly, it does not follow the “armor” analogy. He focuses on prayer – not something that a Roman soldier took into battle with him (at least not prayer in the Christian sense). After describing all the parts of the Christian’s spiritual armor, Paul envelopes the entire metaphor in what is truly the Christian’s primary source of defense and offense: “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints”
(Ephesians 6:18).

Not only does Paul conclude his words on spiritual armor with prayer, it is how he concludes the second half – the practical application section – of chapters 4-6. Ephesians 1-3 is doctrinal and Ephesians 4-6 is applicational. And the last thing he tells the Ephesians in terms of practical Christian living is to pray always in the Spirit. In that sense, Paul was exhorting us to follow the model of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who lived a life of prayer.

S.D. Gordon has written:

How much prayer meant to Jesus! was not only His regular habit, but His resort in every emergency, however light or serious. When perplexed He prayed. When hard pressed by work he prayed. When hungry for fellowship He found it in prayer. He chose His associates and received His messages upon his knees. If tempted, He prayed. If criticized, He prayed. If fatigued in body or wearied in spirit, He had recourse to His one unfailing habit of prayer. Prayer brought Him unmeasured power at the beginning, and kept the flow unbroken and undiminished. There was no emergency, no difficulty, no necessity, no temptation that would not yield to prayer.” Even now, Jesus prays for us at the right hand of the Father (Romans 8:34). If Jesus was (and is) so focused on prayer, and if Paul concluded his words on spiritual armor with prayer, perhaps we need to remind ourselves of why prayer is the all-encompassing aspect of our Christian Life. Ephesians 6:18 will be our guide to overcoming everything with prayer.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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TRAVEL TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 13th, 2018

Hello Pilgrims…
So happy to see you come along for our tour today in the Capital City of Norway… OSLO

FALL IN OSLO

The University Botanical Garden (Botanisk hage) is Norway's oldest botanical garden...
It was first established in 1814 and is administrated by the University of Oslo. It is situated in the neighborhood of Toyen in Oslo.

The University Botanical Garden (Oslo), founded in 1814, belongs to the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo. Through research, education and plant conservation, the garden seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of plant diversity. The plant collections contain approx. 7500 species.

Johan Siebke was the botanical gardener at the Botanical Garden from the date of establishment. He contributed greatly to the planning and construction of the botanical garden and to the operation during the next first 40 years. The garden originally covered 75,000 square metres, but has since doubled in size. Botanical Museum (Botanisk museum) which dated to 1863 was merged with the Botanical Garden in 1975. The collection includes roughly 35,000 plants of about 7,500 unique species.

Beautiful Gardens with ponds….

Natural Grass and Tree areas ….

Victorian Botanical Building

Look at these lily pads….

There are five willow sculptures created by British willow Artist Tom Hare located at several places in the Botanical Garden.

To end our day.... this is the new Opera House.....

Hope you enjoyed all of the sites today Dear Friends….
Will be back again next Tuesday for another exciting tour
As we continue our Visit in the Capital of Oslo…..
Hope to see you here….
Have a Blessed Week Everyone….

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ANGELS… Who They Are & How They Help
NOVEMBER 13th, 2018

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANGELS

ANGELS ARE INNUMERABLE

In the last chapter we talked about John’s description of the numbers of angels he saw around the throne – “ten thousand times ten thousand” – ten thousand being the largest number in the Greek language.

Hebrews 12:22 says, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels.” There are not just a few angels. They cannot be numbered.

ANGELS ARE INVISIBLE

Because you and I are generally oblivious to the activity of angels, there is no telling how many times angels have intervened on our4 behalf without our being aware of it. It seems to bother some that the Bible presents angels as unable to be seen by man, but Billy Graham put this in perspective e: “While angels may become visible by choice, our eyes are not are not constructed to see them ordinarily any more than we can see the dimensions of a nuclear field, the structure of atoms, or the electricity that flows through copper wiring. Our ability to sense reality is limited.” He went on to say that deer can smell much better than we can. Bats have their own radar. Some animals can see in the dark. Geese seem to have a supernatural guidance system. “So why should we think it strange if men fail to perceive the evidences if angelic presence?”

Some angels appear in human form. In Genesis 18 and 19, angels appear as men to Abraham and Lot. If you read the story carefully you see that these angels ate, washed, walked, grabbed hands – they took a physical form. No wonder the writer to the Hebrews warned us to be careful of how we treat strangers
(see Hebrews 13:2).

Sometimes the Lord opens people’s eyes so they can see the angels who are there. There are two dramatic stories in the Bible that illustrate this truth. In Numbers 22, Balak hired the prophet Balaam to curse Israel so Balak’s nation would not be destroyed. While Balaam was on his way to Moab with Balak’s men, Balaam’s donkey suddenly saw an angel standing in his path; Balaam did not. Finally, “the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand” (Numbers 22:31). God gave the donkey and Balaam, and no one else, the ability to see the angel. He opened their eyes.

The most dramatic example of this special vision of angels took place when Israel and Syria were at war. The king of Syria decided to capture Elisha and sent his armies to Elisha’s hometown. Elisha’s servant saw the armies surrounding the city and he ran to Elisha in terror. Elisha calmly responded, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elisha prayed that the servant could see. The Lord when opened his eyes and he saw “the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (2 Kings 6:16-17).

A more modern story told by Doug Connelly also illustrates the power of God to open people’s eyes to see His angelic warriors. In the early 1950’s, a missionary group in Kenya learned of an imminent attack on their mission by the Mau Mau. To defend their families as well as they could, the men put out some barbed wire as a barricade and turned on the few floodlights. They waited, but there was not attack. Several months later a converted Mau Mau warrior explained that just as he and the contingent of warriors were going to attack from all sides, large fiery creatures appeared from out of the night. They stood between the Mau Mau and the missionaries and raced in a circle around the barricade. “The missionaries may not have seen them, but God opened the warriors’ eyes to what normally would have been invisible – His band of holy angels.”

Dr. David Jeremiah

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NOVEMBER 14th, 2018

STAKE YOUR CLAIM

Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. - Psalm 112:1,3

I'll never forget the time Gloria discovered that scripture. We didn't have any money at the time, and the walls in our house were as bare as they could be. But she was ready to decorate. So she took that promise, "Wealth and riches shall be in his house" and laid claim to it by faith.

Suddenly, everywhere we went, somebody was giving us a painting or some other little treasure for our house.

Unfortunately, most believers aren't as quick to believe God for that kind of thing as Gloria was. Some even claim God doesn't promise us New Testament believers physical prosperity, just spiritual. But the truth is, you can't separate the two. That's why Jesus says, "If you'll seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, then all these things will be added to you." He knows the spiritual realm and the material realm are connected.

The physical world cannot operate independently from the spiritual world. What happens in one is simply a reflection of what happens in the other.

Obviously, your spiritual standing profoundly affects your financial standing. That's why, when you get hold of the gospel and begin to prosper spiritually, you can begin to prosper physically and materially as well.

Don't let anyone talk you out of God's promises of prosperity. You don't have to choose between financial and spiritual prosperity. Both belong to you. Lay claim to them by faith. As a born-again child of God, dare to reach out and receive the riches that belong to you!
SCRIPTURE READING: Deuteronomy 7:8-13
By Kenneth Copeland

Good Evening Dear Ones …
Pray all of you had a Day that was blessed….
Spent my day making candles and typing/etc. for the board here….
Getting colder t’was just 34 degrees F the high and 22 the low….
Looks to be the cycle for the next 10 days….
Pray all of you have a Peace Filled Rest…
Hugs and Many Blessings to each of you… ~~waterbird~~

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A MORNING PRAYER ….
GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS …

The Bible gives us every reason to believe we can in fact have a “personal relationship with God,” even though it doesn’t use those exact words. The Bible is also clear that our relationship with God is not something we make up according to our own preferences. Rather… it is God who established the terms of our covenant relationship with Him. It is God… who determines the nature of our relationship. It is God… who chooses to be our God and make us His people (Revelation 21:7). It is God… who makes Himself known as our Heavenly Father and adopts us to be his children. The more we let Scripture teach us about God… the more our personal relationship with God will reflect the truth of who God is… who we are… and how He has chosen to be in relationship with us. Can you have a personal relationship with God? Yes… on God’s terms… because of God’s grace… and for God’s eternal purposes.

Dear Heavenly Father…..

O how thankful we are that You have chosen to have relationship with us. Thank you for reaching out to us in grace, for drawing us into loving relationship with Yourself through Christ.

Help us Lord… not to trivialize our relationship with you. May we know you and relate to you in ways consistent with the terms you have established. May we let your Word teach us who you are and how we can be in relationship with you.

May all praise be given to you O God… for your amazing grace and matchless love.
In Jesus’ mighty name we pray… Amen and Amen ….

Good Morning Dear Friends….
Pray you had a refreshing rest….
May you be Blessed today in all you do….
Take time to look up and thank God for Everything in your life…
Many Blessings to each of you….
Have a Blessed Day Dear Ones ….
~~waterbird~~

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TODAY’S TURNING POINT
NOVEMBER 14th, 2018
DR. DAVID JEREMIAH

AN ADVENTURE

O Death, where is your sting?
1 Corinthians 15:55

Dr. M. R. DeHaan, who died in 1965, was a Gospel radio pioneer who remained hard at work even on his deathbed. Surrounded by his Bible and writing materials, he was preparing materials for his broadcasts when, at about 5:30 p.m., he asked for an oxygen mask. But it was too late. Suddenly he was gone.

Afterward, his friends recalled something he’d written: “We read of the world’s great men when they come home, how the crowds are waiting, the cannons saluting, the flags waving…. But that, my friend, is nothing compared to the thrill of dying, for the believing Christian. To come home, to leave these old clods of clay, to be loosed from the earth, to say good-bye to all that hinders, and then surrounded by heavenly hosts be carried by the angels…amid shouts of triumph of the saints in heaven awaiting us and all the innumerable company of angels…. When one thinks of this, one may well exclaim with Paul, ‘O death, where is thy victory?’”

Jesus rose to remove the fear of death and prepare a place for us. Why should we dread such an adventure?

A SINGLE THOUGHT …

Instead of a dreaded experience, it will be the most glorious thrill as a fit climax to a life of trial and struggle.

M. R. DeHaan, in his book Angels and Demons

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OVERCOMER
NOVEMBER 14th, 2018

THE PERSISTENCE OF THE OVERCOMER’S PRAYER

“Praying always” are the words Paul uses to suggest we must be persistent in prayer. These words carry the same message as his words to the Thessalonians: “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). And all these words of Paul reflect Jesus’ words: “Men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1).

What does “pray always” mean? It means to be in a constant state of fellowship and communication with God. It means to liv e in a conscious state of awareness of being in God’s presence. When we need to ask God, praise God, thank God – we’re living in His presence so our talk with God is just a breath away. Yes, we will be interrupted by the affairs of daily life; our attention will be directed away from God momentarily. But our awareness of Him is only interrupted momentarily, not broken.

Some people have developed little triggers that remind them to pray. Evangelist Stephen Olford used to pray for God’s blessing before placing a phone call. Radio evangelist Michael Guido prayed for wise words while brushing his teeth and a cheerful countenance while washing his face. For centuries, monks have prayed “the hours,” stopping to pray every three hours during the day. When my wife and I drive across the Coronado Bridge from San Diego to Coronado for a day of rest, it’s a signal to me to commit all my troubles to God – to leave them behind for a day. Those signals can remind us to pray for specific things. But Paul is talking about something even more all-encompassing: living in an attitude and awareness of prayer in God’s presence.

Jesus told more than one parable about persistence in prayer: one about a man who woke his neighbor up in the middle of the night to get food for guests who had just arrived (Luke 11:5-8), and another about a widow who wouldn’t stop hounding a judge until he provided justice for her (Luke 18:1-8). He advised His disciples to keep on asking, keep on seeking, and keep on knocking and their prayers would be answered (Luke 11:9-10).

Dr. David Jeremiah

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ANGELS… Who They Are & How They Help
NOVEMBER 14th, 2018

ANGELS ARE INVINCIBLE

C.S. Lewis wrote a couple of paragraphs in The Screwtape Letters to show us how insipid our concept of angels has become over the years. “Fra Angelico’s angels carry in their face and gesture the peace and authority of Heaven. Later come the chubby and infantile nudes of Raphael; finally the soft, slim, girlish, and consolatory angels of nineteenth-century art … In Scripture the visitation of an angel is always alarming; it has to begin by saying, ‘Fear not.’ The Victorian angel looks as if it were going to say, ‘There, there.’”

In Revelation the terms “strong angel” and “mighty angel” are used to describe their power. The name Gabriel means “the mighty one of God.” In the New Testament when the angels are listed in the designations of power, the term that is used to describe them is dunameis (“power, dynamite”).

David describes them as those who “excel in strength” (Psalm 103:20). Daniel credits them with delivering him with the lions’ den. In 2 Kings 19 we learn that one angel, in one night, destroyed 185,000 warriors of Assyria.

In Matthew, and angel rolled away the giant stone at the sepulcher of Jesus. In Revelation, angels hold the four winds of heaven, discharging the vials of judgment, sending down Jehovah’s wrath upon the guilty nations that have rejected Him.

While angels are powerful, they are not omnipotent like God.

ANGELS ARE IMMORTAL

Luke 20:36 says, “Nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.”

Because angels do not have physical bodies, they know nothing of what it is like to get ill, grow old, decay, and eventually die. Angels know nothing of the limitations that are part of having a physical body. God created them as non-physical beings.

In Daniel 9 the angel Gabriel appeared to the prophet Daniel. Then more than five hundred years later, this same unchanged Gabriel appeared to Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist (see Luke 1: 5-25)>

ANGELS ARE INTRIGUED BY SALVATION

The Bible tells us angels are aware of the moment each person repents of his sin and becomes a Christian. And according to Luke 15:10, they rejoice. One writer says that “they set the bells of heaven to ringing with their rejoicing before the Lamb of God.”

Although the angels rejoice when people are saved and glorify God who has saved them, they cannot do one thing: they cannot testify personally to something they have not experienced. They can only point to the experiences of the redeemed and rejoice that God has saved them. This means that throughout eternity, Christians alone will give personal witness to the salvation that God made possible when the Lord Jesus wiped our sin away and gave us His righteousness.

Dr. David Jeremiah

DID YOU KNOW ??

Some have estimated that a wheel of granite similar to the one that guarded the tomb of Jesus – a rock about eight feet in diameter and one foot thick – would weigh over four tons (eight thousand pounds). Yet an angel rolled back the stone.

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
NOVEMBER 15th, 2018

WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON

Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. - Malachi 3:16
Have you ever noticed that those who have the most exciting, faith-inspiring testimonies are those who've been under pressure at some time in their lives? They're the people who stayed faithful when the pressure was on. They're the people who believed God's promises of prosperity in the midst of desperate financial situations or trusted God for healing in the face of a terminal disease.

My friend, when you get into a hard spot, that's not the time to back out on God and begin to say, "Well, God, why did You let this happen to me?" It's not the time to step back and re-evaluate His faithfulness.

What I'm saying to you is this: When tough times keep dragging on and the situations around you seem to refuse to get in line with the promises of God, don't re-evaluate God! He's not missing it, and He's not failing.

If you're going to re-evaluate anything, re-evaluate yourself! Look and see where you may have failed. If you still can't find out what the problem is, just say, "God, I don't know what's wrong here, and I'm asking You to show me. But one thing I know, the problem's not with You, and I continue to be moved by Your Word and not by circumstances." Then, when He reveals something to you, be quick to make changes.

I want to encourage you to stand firm and to keep honoring God with your words. The Lord is listening to you when the pressure is on. What is He going to hear?
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 62
By Gloria Copeland

Good Evening Dear Ones …
Pray your day was blessed….
Was a candle making day for me…
Have a Blessed evening and day tomorrow ….
Hugs and Many Blessings to each of you… ~~waterbird~~

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A MORNING PRAYER ….
GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS …

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
Matthew 18:20

It’s easy to take for granted that God made us to see the world with two eyes. Each of our eyes sees the world from slightly different points of view, and that information is integrated by our visual system to form three-dimensional images of the world around us. If we had only one eye, the world would look very different… it loses its dimensionality… vital nuance and depth are lost.

Today’s culture wars elevate our differences to the exclusion of our ability to see the world through other perspectives. The political, moral, and social debates of our day polarize us into groups that see and share only one point-of-view. We have lost the ability to see the world stereoscopically. So, how are divergent, even hostile, perspectives to be integrated? Matthew 18:20 provides the key: “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Jesus is the integrating center for humanity. Human beings are meant to live as flourishing, diverse communities that are held together by God in Christ. God alone can bring together the intentionally disparate and seemingly irreconcilable elements of human society. Former enemies can be reconciled. The wolf and the lamb can learn to dwell and lie down together. That is both the ultimate and the immediate vision for the Kingdom of God. What I love about the gospel of Jesus is that it offers not only a picture of a glorious future, but that it also gives us a way to begin today.

Dear Lord Jesus… we live in a deeply divided world… and we confess that the church… your people… in many ways mirrors those divisions. We pray that You as Lord and head of the Church, would bring us together… to love one another out of our love for You, and to learn from one another by Your Spirit. Help us to hear one another with grace and truth. Help us by your Spirit to see the world rightly.. with depth and nuance. We ask in your name Jesus… Amen and Amen…

Good Morning Dear Friends….
Pray you had a refreshing rest….
Mine was up and down all night…
Think I picked up a bit of a bug from those little munchkins…
Seems like every time I get around them…
I end up catching all the viruses they are carrying…
Will put up a few pictures from my little trip to share with all of you this afternoon….
Have a Blessed Day Dear Ones ….
~~waterbird~~

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TODAY’S TURNING POINT
NOVEMBER 15th, 2018
DR. DAVID JEREMIAH

ANGELIC ESCORT

Suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire… and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
2 Kings 2:11

Paul Enns wrote about his brother-in-law, who, while dying, exclaimed, “Who are all those people?” He saw the room filled with unseen figures. Paul said, “I realized the reality: Angels had come to escort him home, and he was already seeing the people who were welcoming him into heaven! ... The angels are God’s royal attendants, giving the believer a grand entrance into the royal court of the Lord Jesus.”

Jesus said as much in His story about the beggar, Lazarus, who was escorted to heaven by angels (Luke 16:22). Elijah was escorted to heaven by chariots of fire, and Jesus said that at the end of the age, He “will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds” (Matthew 24:31).

When it comes to our final moments, we have nothing to worry about. Christ has paved the way, and the angels will make sure we don’t have to make the trip alone.

A SINGLE THOUGHT …

The very moment earth’s door closes and heaven’s door opens—at that very moment—there will be an excited, joyful, and exuberant reunion.
Paul P. Enns

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OVERCOMER
NOVEMBER 15th, 2018

THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE OVERCOMER’S PRAYER

The second dimension of overcoming with prayer is “praying always with all prayer.” Talk about all-encompassing prayer – Paul uses the world “all” three times in verse 18, once in this particular phrase. He is saying there is nothing that cannot be prayed for; there is no situation which cannot be impacted by prayer. Various English translations render this phrase as “on all occasions” (NIV) and “at all times” (NASB). That is, pray about everything and at any time: in all places, at all times, for all things. And those are not just prayers of personal petition. There may be times to thank God, to praise God, to confess to God, to profess your trust in God 0 it’s all prayer!

Stop and think, Is there a need in your life right now? (You would be very unusual if there is not!) Have you prayed about it? How many times? How about just a question for God? Before going to a friend or pastor for the answer, have you asked God? Too often we use God as a last resort – “When all else fails, ask God!” Instead, He should be our first “resort.” If we are living in constant fellowship with Him, we don’t have to travel, phone, or email to ask Him our question. He is right there: at all times in all places, for all reasons.

THE PETITION OF THE OVERCOMER’S PRAYER

Paul obviously has prayers of petition in mind in this verse as he says, “With all prayer and supplication.” Supplication is a word that means requests, what we might today call “prayer requests.” It is another way of saying what Jesus said in Luke 11:9 (and Matthew 7:11), “Ask, and it will be given to you.” It simply means “to ask” - to ask God for what you need. We do that many times every day, asking different people for different things, yet we sometimes hesitate when it comes to asking God for what we need. James 4:2 highlights this spiritual discipline of the Christian: “Yet you do not have because you do not ask.” God’s Word couldn’t be more direct, could it? We often don’t have what we need because we haven’t asked God for it.

Jesus said that God already knows what we need before we ask Him (Matthew 6:8). So, people often ask, Why do we have to pray if God already knows what we need? Because God has ordained prayer as the way for us to communicate on a “Person-to-person” basis. God is not a vending machine – nor are parents to their children. Parents often know what their children need but enjoy interacting with their children over those needs on a personal basis. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father is similar. He invites us to share our needs with Him and to trust Him for His supply in His time. So, if God has ordained that relationship, we should not be hesitant about entering into it. Paul reminds us to ask God for what we need.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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Blessings, Jackie! I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am to have the Travel/Tours feature of yours back on the Board! I am so enjoying the beautiful images and info about Norway! Thanks so much! ..

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Hello Dear Sheri....
So Wonderful to see you drop by....
Pray you are having a blessed day....
So glad you are enjoying the tours.....
Have a Blessed evening you and yours...
Hugs and Much Love...

Thought I would show you a few pics of the scenery on my little road trip I took last weekend…..

You get Beautiful lake vistas in the Whistler Mountains….

The same body of water …. Only further down the road….

Many Jagged Tops on the Mountains …. First snow of the season…..

Heavy Frost on a strip of trees……

Beautiful sunny day coming home….

Amazing reflection on the water that was just like a mirror….

View of a Mountain Valley … from the side of the road…

Going to share some more pics with you tomorrow….
Same time and channel…. ~~waterbird~~

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ANGELS… Who They Are & How They Help
NOVEMBER 15th, 2018

ANGELS YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT

In this lesson we will look at specific angels.

As we study the different kinds of angels, we will examine visual appearances and specific duties of these angels. We will also look at two named angels – Michael and Gabriel.

1. The Organization of Angels
A. Hosts
B. Seraphim
C. Cherubim

2. Angels You Have Heard About
A. Michael
B. Gabriel

In midsummer 1994, Kevin and Cindy Cathcart drove their Ford Bronco on Interstate 40 heading west from Albuquerque to Gallup, New Mexico. Kevin drove while Cindy sat in the passenger seat and Tipper, their five-year-old golden retriever, relaxed in the back. Suddenly Kevin saw a huge tire attached to an axle flying through the air in front of them. The next thing he remembers is sitting behind the wheel with broken glass, rain and blood all over his face and neck.

A tire from a east-bound eighteen-wheeler had shot across the median and hit the Bronco, causing an explosion which sounded like a bomb. In the providence of God, Kevin’s cuts were superficial; Cindy sustained a knee injury; Tipper came through unharmed. The word miracle was commonly heard around the accident scene, and the Cathcarts firmly believed God sent an angel to shield them from death.

A few days later, the Cathcarts received a tenth anniversary present from their friend Lila and Dan Rhodes. When they opened their gift they were stunned, especially after learning Lila had made the purchase about the time of the accident without knowing it had happened. Then box contained a small crystal angel.

We know angelic intervention was common in Bible times. Christians believe in angels because the Bible has a great deal to say about them. But what about the modern world? What are we to make of all this current discussion about angels?

In our study, we are trying to learn all that we can from the almost three hundred references to angels in the Bible.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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MORNING ON THE GLOBE
THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
NOVEMBER 16th, 2018

PUT LOVE TO WORK

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. - 1 Corinthians 13:13

What do you do when you're facing a particularly stubborn problem? A problem that resists your every effort to solve it?

Put the power of love to work on it! The power of love is the greatest power in the universe. It's beyond defeat. It never fails (1 Cor. 13:8).

The Bible says God is love. So when you release love into a situation, you have released God into it. Think about that! When you start releasing love into a situation, Jesus becomes responsible for its success.

What is this love I'm talking about?

First Corinthians 13 tells us it's patient and kind. It's not jealous or haughty or conceited or rude. It doesn't insist on its own way. It's not touchy or resentful and it pays no attention to a suffered wrong.

Love rejoices when right and truth prevail and it bears up under anything and everything that comes. It's ever ready to believe the best of every person. Its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances and it endures everything without weakening (The Amplified Bible).

The person who refuses to love is missing out on the very best God has to offer.

Don't you miss out on any of it. Release love every moment into every situation, every prayer and every thought until it totally consumes your life. It will strengthen you and cast out every fear that has robbed you of God's greater blessings. It will drive the devil out of your affairs and set you free from every torment of darkness.

Put love to work on the stubborn problems in your life. It's the one solution they'll never be able to resist.

SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 13

By Kenneth Copeland

Good Evening Dear Ones …
Pray you had a blessed day…
i was really under the weather today….
did what I had to do for the board here
but didn’t do much else but rest ….
Pray all of you have a Peace filled rest…
Hugs and Many Blessings to all of you….
~~~ waterbird ~~~

~~ Please drop your Prayer Requests into Pastor David’s (nightsongs) message box ~~

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
A MORNING PRAYER ….
GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS …

Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Psalm 128:1-2

There is a kind of fear that we ought to embrace and that can enrich our lives… the fear of the Lord. When the Bible says, “Blessed are all who fear the LORD” (128:1)… it is not envisioning a fear that makes us run away for safety. Fearing God is a matter of being stunned by his glory… dwarfed by his power… and astounded by his holiness. When we sense the awesome presence of God… we are inclined to drop on our knees not in order to hide from God under our desks… but because we realize that we can never hide from him, and because the King of kings is worthy of our complete submission.

Psalm 128 begins with the unexpected insight that those who fear the Lord are “blessed.” The Hebrew word translated here as “blessed” is ashrei. It conveys a sense of happiness but it often has a wider meaning. In Psalm 128… those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways are joyful or happy because their whole life is shaped by God and filled with his blessings. They are blessed not only with good feelings but also with fruitfulness in life.

O Heavenly Father…..

i can see how this language of fear can get us into trouble. Usually when we are afraid of something, we want to run away from it. But fearing You is different. The more we sense Your awesomeness, the more we are drawn to You. Though we realize how helpless we are before You, we feel secure because we know that You are truly utterly good and loving. You will not consume us in the fire of Your holiness, though You surely could. May i grow in my fear of You as i come to a clearer understanding of just who You are. May deep reverence for You fill my life impacting everything i do… each relationship… each task… each thought and prayer. As i grow in righteous fear of you, may i also grow in joy. May the confidence that my life is in your powerful hands give me delight as i live each day trusting and serving you… offering my whole life in worship to You.
In Jesus’ name i pray… Amen and Amen …..

Good Morning Dear Friends….
Pray your night was peaceful….
I feel a bit better today…. thank goodness…
Yesterday was not good..
Have a Blessed Day Dear Ones in all you do ….
~~waterbird~~

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TODAY’S TURNING POINT
NOVEMBER 16th, 2018
DR. DAVID JEREMIAH

THE ANGEL OF THE LORD

And the Angel of the Lord appeared to in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush.
Exodus 3:2

The phrase “the Angel of the Lord” with a capital “A” appears 52 times in the Old Testament but not once in the New Testament. Also, the phrase “an angel of the Lord” appears eleven times in the New Testament but not once in the Old Testament.

What do these fun facts mean? The Angel of the Lord appears numerous times in the Old Testament, then Christ appears on earth, and the Angel of the Lord never appears again. This general observation leads Bible scholars to suggest that the Angel of the Lord was a theophany—a revelation of God Himself as the preincarnate Christ. Since God is Spirit (John 4:24), a visible manifestation of God in the Old Testament would be the second Person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ in His preincarnate state. After being born physically, He ceases to appear as the Angel of the Lord.

The Angel of the Lord is just another example of God’s continual care and presence as He made ready the revelation of Christ. We are constantly looked after, led and protected, by the God who loves us.

A SINGLE THOUGHT …

You are never left alone when you are alone with God.
Woodrow Kroll

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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
~~A Safe Place ~~
OVERCOMER
NOVEMBER 16th, 2018

THE POWER OF THE OVERCOMER’S PRAYER

Next, Paul distinguishes Christian prayer from all other kinds of prayer when he says we are to pray “In the Spirit.” The Spirit of God provides the power of God in our prayers. Every Christian has the advantage of the Holy Spirit’s presence. In fact, Paul writes elsewhere that if we do not have the Spirit we do not belong to Christ (Romans 8:9).

How does the Spirit of God help us to pray to God? By leading us in how to pray. Sometimes we are burdened about something to the degree that we don’t even know how we should ask God for help, what we should ask God to do. So “the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).

The Holy Spirit takes our heart and our words and presents them to our Intercessor, Jesus Christ, in heaven, who is seated at the Father’s right hand. Our prayers are enabled by the Spirit and presented to the Father by the Son. We need the power of the Spirit to guide our prayers, even when we can’t find the words. The Holy Spirit in us knows what we need and “translates” those longings into the language of heaven so Jesus can present them to the Father. The Holy Spirit is the power of the overcomer’s prayers.

Dr. David Jeremiah

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Hello Dear Ones…. Thought I would share more pics from my trip last weekend…

Last Part of this portion of the pass…..

After a bit of a drive … your out of those mountains…
And into the Marble mountains …..

ON THE ROAD AGAIN ……

Another Great View… The town of Lillooet is behind the v … down
In the valley…. This is the area where the beeswax comes from that I use to
Make the candles….

Brake check Before heading down the slope….

Before I left I stood in the parking lot and did these
Pictures in a panorama to my right …..

Now that lake runs into this fish hatchery….

Last Picture of Marble Mountains which is close to home….

Hope you enjoyed all of the pics of scenery….
Have a Blessed Afternoon/evening everyone….

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