In the beginning Adam was the first gardener! Even the Garden of Eden, as perfect as it was, had to have somebody taking care of it and God gave Adam the job of keeping the garden and tending it. The Lord expected Man to improve on His Creation!
Gardening never ends! You’ve got to keep fighting the bugs, the Devil’s varmints, the Devil’s pests, and the rot and the fungus and the mold and blights and all kinds of Devil’s attacks constantly! God’s Garden is constantly fighting with the Devil’s garden! The Devil’s garden is Hell and he’s trying to transfer it to Earth and create Hell on Earth. His whole idea is to try to defeat God’s plan and destroy God’s Garden, God’s children, but He’s not going to succeed!
It’s all one big garden and one big job and one big lesson, a lot of lessons, and we’re constantly learning more every day! No gardener knows everything, only God the Creator knows everything! Every gardener has to study and learn from other gardeners and from God the Creator and the Head of the Estate, the Owner of the Garden, the One Who made it! We have a lot left to learn and enough work to keep us busy from now to Eternity!
It’s a very serious offence to murmur against God! God hates murmuring almost more than any other sin–complaining, grumbling, grouching! We all do it! We’re all guilty! So we all have to encourage each other! When one stumbles the other will lift him up!
Murmuring is the voice of doubt, and doubts are the manifestation of a lack of faith. When you start losing faith by not being in the Word and in the Spirit, then you lose the vision, because you aren’t in close enough touch with the Lord to have any vision or direction, and you begin to doubt! And if you doubt, pretty soon you voice it. Eventually they’re going to come out of your mouth. “Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Lk.6:45)–And that’s when you begin to get others down too!
So let’s carry the burden of our responsibilities bravely, courageously, cheerfully and thankfully, and not be heard to grumble, groan or gripe! We just need to get our minds on our blessings, and be thankful for all God’s goodness! When we’ve thanked God for every blessing, what time is there left for murmurs or laments?
We can only find fullness of faith when we are willing to yield our pride and our own will to the Lord. Like Jesus said in the Garden, “If it be Thy Will, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless not My will, but THINE be done!” (Mat.26:39). He has to have our cooperation.
Submission is the first step. If we are unwilling to take this step, we won’t be able to go to other steps! We have to make the decision. He’ll do everything else for us–give us strength, wisdom, life, love. All that He asks is for us to commit ourselves. He likes for us to freely choose and yield to Him because we love Him.
Total love gives all! But if we give our all to Him, He gives His all to us! You can have peace and power that you’ve never known before–with Jesus–if you’ll just let Him control your life. Have faith in God’s love and yield yourself to Him in submission and humility and let Him empower you!
“Deep abiding joy fills all my life today!
There is a special reason why I love to pray!
There is an inner Wellspring deep within my soul:
Jesus, precious Jesus, has at last complete control!”
Jesus is our Message! We preach Jesus! We preach His Word, we preach His Love, we preach His Gospel, the Good News of Salvation, we preach faith in Him, we preach Him as the answer to all of our needs–physical, spiritual, mental and with hope for the future and Heaven at last! This Message answers all our questions, meets all our needs and is the solution to all the problems of the whole world if they would just listen and receive it and obey it!
What Jesus said is still true, regardless of nationality, country, color or creed: “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me!” (Jn.12:32). All we need to do is go out into the highways and the byways and the hedges and compel them to come in (Luk.14:23). We need to call them.
We have to bid them to come. Although we’re His bride, we’re also a type of the bridegroom calling them to come–wooing them by His Spirit. So show them love, His love! Point them to Him and constantly glorify Him, Jesus, and His Love! If they want Him, they will come, and His Spirit will explode in their hearts!
It’s all Jesus! Thank the Lord!
“As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man. They were eating, drinking, building, marrying, and giving in marriage, and they knew not… and the Flood took them ALL away!” – Jesus Christ.
These were the main reasons Jesus gave for the similitude of our days of the imminent Coming of Christ with the final days of Mankind in Noah’s time. But it is true an added item was the existence of human-angelic hybrids and their giant offspring: One reason why God had to wipe out the rebellious human race. Steve Quayle and Tim Alberino have made a rather sensational movie about those facts, of which the trailer below is a mere introduction.
In case you are interested to know more about the factual historicity of giants – heavily suppressed by the Smithsonian and other (q)academics – please visit our articles on the subject on our ancient history blog Ancient Patriarchs under the category Giants, and be amazed at the systemic cover-ups & suppression by the Western elite to suppress any knowledge, credibility, and the facts concerning archaeological finds of giant skeletons, ALL over the entire world, including their ancient artifacts and giant CITIES like on Sardegna, Italy.
The best thing that we could possibly ask of the Lord for ourselves is that we all be faithful! “Be thou faithful unto death,” He says, “and I will give you a crown of life!” (Rev.2:10).
If you think about trying to be faithful the rest of your life, that just scares you, that worries you! That’s just too big, you’ll never make it!–But what about today? You may have had your little trials and testings, you may have gotten discouraged, you may have made mistakes. But have you still got your faith today? Then you’re full of faith! You’ve been faithful today!
You can only live one day at a time! You can only be faithful one day at a time! So don’t worry about when you weren’t faithful yesterday or whether you’re going to be faithful tomorrow, but do your best to be faithful today. Just be faithful one day at a time. You don’t even have to have faith for a whole day. The only faith you need is what you have got right now! Just have faith for this moment, right now, one moment at a time.
Just be faithful every day, one day at a time, and you will inherit an eternal crown of life!
Breitbart — German supermarket giant Lidl has been caught doctoring images of churches to remove their crosses for the second time. The Soviet-style alterations were made to photographs of the picturesque Church of Sant’Antonio Abate in the village of Dolceacqua, Italy, The Telegraph reports.
The newspaper indicates that the image used for promotional purposes in nearby Camporosso was altered “so as not to offend the sensibility of the town’s Muslim immigrants”.
“You need to show photos of Dolceacqua which correspond to reality. If you don’t want to show crosses, then use an image of our castle,” complained town mayor Fulvio Gazzola, who has vowed to take legal action against the company.
eDaily News OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)
Father Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of the Palestinian Orthodox Church in Occupied Jerusalem, was exposed last Tuesday evening to a spitting and verbal attack by Jewish students in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem. A statement has been released on his official Facebook page deploring the assault and settlers’ ongoing offensive and aggressive practices against the Christian clergy in Jerusalem.
Father Hanna was assaulted after he left the Church of the Flagellation in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City on his way to the Patriarchate, according to the statement. He was spit on and verbally attacked by male and female students of a Jewish religious school in the Old City.
“They were more than 20 people, and they started spitting first and then cursing. They shouted vulgar remarks at the Reverend Archbishop and insulted the Holy Cross and the Christian faith,” the statement said.
“Some Palestinian young men in the area provided protection for the Archbishop and prevented the fanatics from physically assaulting him,” the statement added.
For his part, Father Hanna on Wednesday denounced what had happened with him in the Old City, stressing that “no power in the world can uproot the Palestinians from their holy land.”
“Such blind extremism and hatred will only increase our ties with our holy city, which is our spiritual and national capital and an incubator for our most important holy sites,” he said.
Under the New Testament system God no longer requires just a 10% tithe as He did in the Old Testament. Do you know what He requires now?–100%! He expects you to give your whole life and everything you own for the Lord, in full-time service, as much as you can! The tithe is God’s second best! It’s an easy way out for those who are not willing to give all!
But there are others who are in full-time service for the Lord, devoting their full time and energies and everything to preaching the Gospel, and still tithing whatever income God gives them! They are 110%ers! They are actually already giving 100%, plus tithing 10% of their income! They’re giving their whole lives and their time and their strength and serving the Lord completely full-time–plus tithing 10%!
Those people could say, “We are giving our full time for the Lord and God’s service! It’s all going into the Lord’s work. We’ve already forsaken all!–What have we left to give?”–Well, Jesus’ disciples had also forsaken all, yet still He said unto them: “Freely ye have received, also freely give!” (Mat.10:8).
Those are the 110%ers!–Giving 100% of their lives, plus tithing 10% of their income!–Are you one?
You ought to try a little prayer time every day, early in the morning before beginning your day’s work, asking the Lord to help you, lead you and guide you. When you first wake up, before you do anything, talk to God! Get your orders from Him for the day and you’ll be amazed at how He’ll solve a lot of your problems before the day even starts, simply by listening to what He has to say!
But if you go plunging into all your problems and troubles and your day’s work without stopping to talk to the Lord and get your directions from Him, you’ll be like a musician who decided to have his concert first, and tune his instrument afterwards! Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all in harmony with Him!
Don’t ever think, “It’s too hard to pray,” or “I haven’t got time to pray!” The busier your day, the more reason you have to pray and the longer you ought to pray!–If you’ll just spend a little more time praying, you will find that you’ll spend a lot less time working to get things done later, because if your day is hemmed with prayer, it is less likely to unravel! It’s just that simple!