DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU!!!!! THAT’S WHAT MY MAMA TAUGHT ME.

I LIGHT A CANDLE FOR ALL THOSE POOR PEOPLE IN NICE AND FOR ALL WESTERNERS AFFECTED BY ALL THIS TRAGEDY!!!!slow_burning_virtual_prayer_candle

                                         Below is part of ANDREW BOLT’S report                                                                     SATURDAY, 16TH JULY- HERALD SUN REPORT -COLUMN                         We cannot keep living in this fear”

We in the West cannot live like this. We cannot keep living in this fear of catching a plane, standing in a crowd or even opening our mouths.

We cannot keep making excuses for these attacks — in New York, Paris, Brussels, Bali, Sydney, Melbourne, Boston, London, Madrid, Orlando and dozens more of our cities.

Nor can we keep letting in carriers of a faith whose most dogmatic believers wish to ­destroy us.

What madness is this “tolerance” of ours that we deem it rude to even discuss the warlike religion that licenses our destruction and demands an end to our most cherished ­liberties?

And if our politicians will not speak frankly and protect us from Islam, watch out for a civil war. A frightened public will not put up with this for much longer and will defend themselves.(read more in today’s Herald Sun)

Good on you Andrew Bolt for having the boldness and sincerity to speak the truth!

Why is it that some Muslims become Islamists and some Islamists turn to violence?

Andrew Bolt has said….. “We don’t need any more hate preachers in our country.” I don’t even know why they are allowed to set foot in this country? Why is it that they have all this freedom? Their views are offensive to our way of life, to our liberties. It’s become so big, it’s grown to world status and yet we have to keep quiet because we may offend them.   …… ISIS, also known as ISIL, stands for the Islamic State In Iraq and The Levant and Islamic State. So both radicals and ISIS are fighting in the name of Islam, this philosophy has become widespread and what are their leaders doing about it? No much by the looks of things! Why don’t they do more to stop the radicalisation?

I am a product of migration…..second generation that is…..my parents taught me not to bite the hand that feeds you…..We didn’t expect any handouts, we just came so that we could work hard and better ourselves. We are so grateful and respectful that Australia has given us all that and to many more other migrant families I know. So, I have to quote JFK who preached out of love for his country, saying not to expect your country to hand things to you on a platter . “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” 

Right now as I write, there are christian volunteers and religious serving in the Middle East who are been persecuted, christian churches destroyed and we have to keep quiet because we may offend. I don’t see much been done to protect the christian volunteers and religious in those countries!!!! For the election both parties didn’t even promise that they would treat this as a priority! Yet refugees have to be taken care of, Fine!!!! Where’s the justice then???

burning_virtual_prayer_candleIn times of fear, it is important to remember that God is in control. Trust in God and your fear will fade.                                                                                                             I PUT MY TRUST IN GOD NOT PEOPLE!!!!!

Here are some bible verses to help when fear and terror strikes:

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.” Psalm 46: 1-2

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; 26 For the Lord will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:24-26

Pray and hope for yourself and then for the person down the road

Today I asked God to show me how I can be a blessing to others. So I went to the the shopping centre and I had noticed a dramatic change in one of the stores. It wasn’t vibrant and popping with colour, the shelves looked sparse and the person behind the counter was not who I remembered. While I was browsing, I heard the person behind the counter talk to one of his regulars, it wasn’t a comfortable conversation but he told the customer that he was closing shop.

 

Well, I have been doing prayer healing for four years now, so when I heard this, my heart leapt and my immediate response was to reach out to the owner. So I did, I asked him what was happening and he told me his sad story. He told me that he bought the business and the papers were all legitimate and after the trial run, everything looked fine but apparently they weren’t. Business was not as it seemed, he couldn’t pay the rent, the centre management was on his back and that he was on the verge of losing his house. He told me that he had been a good person all his life, worked as a teacher for many years and this was his life change. I asked him if he was a praying man and he said no! I told him he had nothing to lose. He replied saying that he didn’t feel right or deserving, that he shouldn’t ask God at this point.

I told him that it’s exactly at this point that he should get on his knees and surrender to God. God knows all His children, especially during difficult times He expects us to draw near to Him.

In God’s realm there is no present, past or future, your life was mapped out for you, at birth. God has treasures stored up for you, all you have to do is claim them. “What better time to claim them than now,” I said. “But God doesn’t know me,” he said.

My point to all this is that God knows us by the hairs on our heads, He knows all our coming and goings, he knows us up close and personal. He wants us to ask and to ask big!!!!!! Isn’t He the God who breathed life into us? Isn’t He the God who  gave us the earth, mountains, sea etc…? The God who parted the Red Sea? The God who raised Jesus to new life? So what is the difficulty in God paying someone’s bills? Helping a person in  need? It’s a piece of cake for Him and you don’t even have had to earn it! Allow God to be your Father! What does a father want for his children?  He wants the best for them and the opportunity to help them when asked.  Prayers are answered when they’re prayed. All you have to do is have faith. GOD COULDN’T HAVE MADE IT ANY EASIER!!!!! We are children of the most high God, to a God of impossibilities who makes all things possible.

I  left saying that I would pray for him and then asked God to take care of business. That night I thanked God for the opportunity of serving Him because my life has been blessed in so many ways and it’s all because of Him.

Humble yourself before God and He will give you the desires of your heart.

 

 

 

 

WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE????

The short answer is………………………………………. because sin is in the world. 

Pain, diseases, suffering, natural disasters, assaults, death etc……..The first question that most people ask is “WHY?” Why is there so much pain? Why is our world in chaos?

God gave Adam dominion over the world (Gen. 1:28). When he rebelled against God, he set in motion an entire series of events and changed the very nature of man and creation. Both were affected by sin. Creation was no longer a paradise, but bore thorns and thistles (Gen. 3:17-18;Rom. 8:22). People became sinful (Rom. 5:12Eph. 2:3), who were haters of God (Rom. 3:9-12), etc. The world is not the way that God created it.More often, why doesn’t God simply end the pain? We know that we will experience and encounter pain over and over again.

No one escapes the struggles of life. Our goodness or our faith do not make us immune from suffering. Yes! God allows “bad” things to happen!  How could there be a God who allows so much evil to take place?

The pressures of work, family, friends, schedules, deadlines, wants, needs, and fears all flood our minds and crowd out God. We then become distracted and more likely to fall into sin.

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We are free people, not puppets on a string. God has given us free will. God has given us the power to choose. We have the choice to be with Him or without Him. Yet when things go wrong we blame God. We cannot have it both ways. Life isn’t easy, but God promised us that it will be worth it. Suffering is the result of human sin, all are vulnerable to the effects of sin in the world. But there will come a day when the Lord will return and cleanse this world of all sin and all suffering.

God is everywhere. Sometimes tragedy and/or pain can be the catalysts that allow us to turn off the noise of everyday life and focus on God.

God loves us and grieves with us in our pain when “bad things” happenGod’s role is to be by our side, to understand us, to comfort us, to “lead us beside still waters… and restore our souls” (from Psalm 23) in the metaphorical “Valley of Death” which we face everyday, God’s role is to help us heal on a daily basis- help us collect the pieces broken by experience- help us become whole again, whole as we were intended and created by our loving God. God never promised that life would be without its painful moments.

God’s presence may not be packaged in the way we expect.

God has given us His Son Jesus Christ to help us fight the evil in the world. Jesus is only a prayer away. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  How powerful is that? But it’s when we think we are above prayer, when we think we control our own destiny that we suffer the most. 

The word of hope is that our future is in the hands of God. Love, courage and hope sum up the resources we have to face our personal tragedies and pain. Was it in a stranger’s smile, a new flower, an e-mail message, scripture, and words in a hymn? Could it be possible that I have helped others know God’s presence today?What might I or could I have done to help God’s presence be felt by others? Could I have done more? 

God through His grace wants to draw us closer to Him. When we’ve allowed ourselves to be open to God, we see God all around us, in other people, in acts of kindness, in the faith of another fellow Christian, in our children, and in family members and friends We can feel His presence in our stillness, in nature, in meditation, in scripture, and especially in prayer.

Most of all we find the face of God in the tears, the hugs, and the words of comfort others bring to us in times of great sorrow and pain.

Image result for jesus said the good man brings forth what godd he has stored up in his heart

Inspired by Bishop Barron-Word on Fire, explorefaith.org, Nicky Gumbel, Rev. Dr. Brooks Ramsay

RIGHT TO LIFE – IT’S GOD’S PURPOSE AND CREATION

No child is a mistake, every child has a right to life, every child is a gift from God and in everything there  is a purpose under heaven.

Abortion is the knowing destruction of the life of an unborn child. But this is only part of the story as abortion also hurts the woman involved. Abortion affects women physically, emotionally, and spiritually- By Alissia Andres

Read about The Physical And Spiritual Effects Of Abortion, an article from a recent issue of our newsletter, Central Illinois Life News.

2.1 psychological Effects of Abortion

It has been discovered that there are many emotional aspects that can effect the psychological well being of women who undergo an abortion. These emotions include guilty feelings, anxiety, depression, loss, anger, and even suicide. Clinical research has found that when women are in trusting, sharing relationships, they report deep seated feelings of exploitation over their abortion experience. (Alliance Action Inc 1993, 1) A woman reports, “I was unprepared for the maze of emotions that hit me after I had the procedure. Instead of feeling relieved, I was awash in anxiety and confusion.” (Hutchison 1997, 23).

2.1.1 Symptoms of Post-Abortion-Syndrome Disorder

There is a large spectrum of symptoms of this disorder. In order to diagnose that a woman has Post-Abortion-Syndrome she must be completely honest with herself, and with the feelings that she has. Many women report strong feelings of guilt and confusion, as well as loss and many other emotions. In Canadian study by Dr. Ian Kent, many women feel deep loss and pain for the child that “should have been”. (Kent 1989, 6) One woman reports the wave and confusion she went through, ” I felt an incredible sense of loss that plunged me deeper into a state of confusion.” (Hutchison 1997, 23) There are extreme cases, in which the diagnosis is very easy. Such cases include a seventeen-year-old girl who developed lethargy, malaise, and vomiting. Doctors were unable to reach any conclusion about condition, then on the anniversary of her abortion she experienced overt psychosis. Mental examination revealed hallucinations, as well as psychotic thought processes. Guilt is probably the most common symptom of a Post-Abortion-Syndrome, which can lead to depression, complexes, or fear of infertility and of sex. (Alliance Action Inc. 1996, 1)

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NO SIN IS UNFORGIVABLE UNDER GOD

YES!!!! THAT’S RIGHT!!!!! 

IF YOU ACCEPT GOD AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST, SINCERELY!


In Matthew 12:31 Jesus says, “Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.”

Looking at the Catechism of the Catholic Church, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the “deliberate refusal” to accept God’s mercy and forgiveness (no. 1864). Six species of this sin have been identified over time as (1) Despair; (2) Presumption; (3) Impenitence or a firm determination not to repent; (4) Obstinacy; (5) Resisting divine truth known to be such; and (6) Envy of another’s spiritual welfare.

GOD WILL GIVE YOU EVERY CHANCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO ACCEPT HIS LOVE AND MERCY BUT IF YOU DON’T ACCEPT IT SINCERELY, THEN THAT’S UNPARDONABLE!!!!

SALVATION IS OFFERED TO ALL BY THE GRACE OF GOD. HOWEVER, NOT ALL SINS ARE THE SAME THERE IS ATONEMENT TO BE MADE BEFORE HEAVEN

(REVELATION 21:27) Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Book of Life – What is it?
The Book of Life (also called The Lamb’s Book of Life) is a record containing the names of those who have overcome sin through accepting Jesus as Christ  In other words, the Book of Life is the names of the redeemed—those who will live with God forever in heaven.


(for more info. see category on SIN)

DEATH – HELL AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

In society, you wouldn’t give a murderer a fine for his/her crime, like you wouldn’t give a traffic road offender a life-term jail sentence for breaking a road rule. I am giving you an analogy here. God did not intend for all sins to be equal.

Sin is an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods. It wounds the nature of man and injures human solidarity. It has been defined as “an utterance, a deed, or a desire contrary to the eternal law.

There are different types of sins.  They can also be classed according to whether they concern God, neighbor, or oneself; they can be divided into spiritual and carnal sins, or again as sins in thought, word, deed, or omission. The root of sin is in the heart of man, in his free will, according to the teaching of the Lord: “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a man.” But in the heart also resides charity, the source of the good and pure works, which sin wounds.(Catechism of the catholic church)

God is love and God has given us all a free will. You cannot have free will without  responsibility.

GOD DOESN’T SEND PEOPLE TO HELL . PEOPLE THEMSELVES CHOOSE HELL IF THEY REFUSE THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE SAVING POWER OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. We serve a judgemental God, it is by God’s grace that we are pardoned and brought into his kingdom, through the sacrifice that Jesus paid for our sins through the cross.

FOR THE IN BETWEEN THERE IS PURGATORY

Purgatory as a “purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven,” which is experienced by those “who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified” (CCC 1030). It notes that “this final purification of the elect . . . is entirely different from the punishment of the damned” 

The purification is necessary because, as Scripture teaches, nothing unclean will enter the presence of God in heaven (Rev. 21:27) and, while we may die with our mortal sins forgiven, there can still be many impurities in us, specifically venial sins and the temporal punishment due to sins already forgiven. (Catechism of the catholic church)

Augustine said, in The City of God, that “temporary punishments are suffered by some in this life only, by others after death, by others both now and then; but all of them before that last and strictest judgment” (21:13). It is between the particular and general judgments, then, that the soul is purified of the remaining consequences of sin: “I tell you, you will never get out till you have paid the very last copper” (Luke 12:59).

The Bible does not mention the exact word purgatory but instead it makes reference to a place which can be understood as what is referred to as purgatory. To claim that purgatory does not exist because the exact word does not appear in Scripture is a failure to understand scripture.

Purgatory because it means “a cleansing place.” Therein souls are purged from the small stains of sin, which prevent their immediate entrance into Heaven.

In the Old Testament

The first mention of Purgatory in the Bible is in 2 Maccabees 12:46: “Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from sin.”

Some people do not accept Maccabees as book of the Bible. This is unfortunate since it is that their Bibles have been edited and are missing books. Even if a person does not accept the book of Maccabees, it at least has historical value for we can learn what the pre-Christian community believed.

In Chapter 12 of Second Maccabees we read Scriptural proof for Purgatory and evidence that the Jews had sacrifices offered for those of their brothers who had lost their lives in battle. That the Jews prayed for the dead shows that they believed in a place where they could be helped (which we now call purgatory) and that the prayers of their living brothers and sisters could help them in that place. This is closely related to the Catholic doctrine of the communion of saints.

During the Reformation in the 15th century, when Martin Luther was deciding to remove books from the Bible, these words in the book of Maccabees had so clearly favored Catholic teaching, that the whole book was removed from the Protestant Bible. Unfortunately for Protestants, even if they feel that the book was not inspired, it still tells us of the practice of God’s chosen people.

In the New Testament

In Matthew 5:26 and Luke 12:59 Christ is condemning sin and speaks of liberation only after expiation. “Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.” Now we know that no last penny needs to be paid in Heaven and from Hell there is no liberation at all; hence the reference must apply to a third place.

The Bible clearly implies a place for an intermediate state of purification after we die in the many passages which tell that God will reward or punish according to a person’s life.