Discerning the Times.
Today, I started to read a new Christian fantasy called The Prayer Warrior by Traci Wooden Carlisle and D. Tina Batten. I could already tell its about the battle for the children by the book opening. In the beginning, the female character is in a dream where she declares the words on her sword, which is the word of God. The sword represents faith. It isn't just saving faith either. It's mountain moving faith, and today believers need it to fight the good fight of faith.
Many people who aren't taught this, won't agree that what's going on in the world is more than about politics. The enemy of our souls have blinded them, but for the rest of us, the veil had lifted and we see it is not a fight for our country, but for the children. God opened my eyes when I watched a documentary about Q and the president. There is a secret group called Deep State and their goal is to destroy all what America stands for and turn it into a socialist nation. But what they do in the dark is much more sinister than establishing the New World Order as they desire. One reason why they are pro-abortion is what they do with the aborted babies is use their adrenochrome in an elixir and drink it--it's their fountain of youth. Planned Parenthood also sell baby parts.
This has been going on for years, and a result, Christian Americans have been crying out and praying. They also prayed because when people learned that Hilary Rodham Clinton became the democratic candidate for the general election, Americans prayed for a man who would save America-a non political machine would not fall into the swampy mire of the deep state. His name is Donald J Trump. Many in the charismatic/evangelical circle claimed he is our modern day Cyrus. You can read about it in Lance Wallnau book, God's Chaos Code. Ever since Trump became president, the democrats schemed to remove him from office and when all their efforts had failed, they had helped from China to steal Trumps votes.
We are still in a battle. With Biden in office, the blood of aborted children are crying out and more and more children are taken off the streets for human sex trafficking, but God heard our prayers and he is working on it. The problem is some Christians have given up because they have given God a timeline or deadline and when he didn't meet it, they thought God had handed us over to our enemies and given up on the prophets. In order to discern the times, you need to read about the gods in the Bible. Pagans and some Jews have given their sons to Molech by sacrificing in them in the fire. Believers should read about kings and queens in the Bible who weren't faithful and obedient to God like Ahab and Jezebel. Trump won fair and square, but social media will tell you otherwise. Some Christians will even disagree, but he had over 74 million supporters, way more than Biden.
I'm calling on all believers not to lose hope and keep on praying. God will act in his perfect time and he has. The snow, the rain and the extreme winds are all sent from heaven, God is still on His throne. He will answer.
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As she stepped out, heat radiated through her(Marge's) crippled leg. It wasn't warm outside, so it had to mean something.
Yesterday, I wrote about healing in the Bible. There are many examples in the new testament that healing is not just for the Jews. In one instance, Jesus had to time traveled you might say and go to the cross for the Syrophoenician woman because at that time, healing was for the Jews. Let the children be filled first. For it's not good to take the bread from the children and throw it to the little dogs. By saying this, Jesus referred to any non-Jew as a dog, but it didn't offend the woman. She said okay, let me have a little healing for my daughter. Her fait amazed Jesus so much that he went to the cross in that short time so her daughter could be healed. Jesus wants to heal you just as healed that woman and how Marge received her healing. Many have no faith and went to the doctor. But what if you spent all your money on your doctor and you are still not healed like the woman with the bleeding disease in her body for 12 years? Some times it's caused by a demonic spirit like the woman with an infirmity. Whom Satan bound for 18 years.(Luke 13;16). I have a friend who wrote about divine healing and he is a paramedic. His book is here: www.amazon.com/Divine-Healing-Made-Simple-Kingdom-ebook/dp/B00HMN0ZQW. He goes into more detail about it than I can. I just know that God still heals today because he never changes. If you ask then how come it's not mention in the letters, it's because each letter addresses issues that concerns the church. Apparently except in James and first letter to the Corinthians, the other churches had no problems with healing. James told his readers that the elders should lay their hands on the sick and Paul reminded the Corinthians that healing is a gift. It should be enough to convince you that healing still exist today. I believe that God added those instances in the Bible to encourage us to have faith for Jesus said, "Your faith had made you whole." It takes a step of faith to receive healing.
My sister and I stopped attending a church service for countless of reasons, but one of them for them being Pentecostal, there were no evidence of being healed in that church or the gift of healing being used. If you are in a church like that, and want healing, look for a place of worship that has a healing service.
Waking up, Miss Madison anticipated a good day, She would get a call from the sub caller asking her to sub in any glass under third grade. She would even check the app to see fi there was any assignment. Her heart beat in time. As she enjoyed her time with her sister, she checked the app. A job assignment for a third grade class. Her day would be good.
After she packed a lunch and put on her winter cold as the morning temps dipped to a mid thirties. She would walk to the bus station and make it time. She lived in a time when wearing the governing authorities mandated people would wear a mask, but she wore a face shield. She still would have a good day.
She met the class that morning. They looked like they would be good and not give her too many problems. Third grade math she could handle and as long as the teacher had put together the plans, she would teach with confidence. The learning director was her favorite. She had known her from another school and all the other third grade teachers were such a big help. She would definitely have a good day.
Miss Madison prayed for favor. Her feet would hurt if she had to help out the P.E teacher or do ten minutes of yard duty, but the favor wasn't there. On the lesson plan, the teacher wrote she would have to assist the P.E teacher and then later ten minutes of yard duty yet she would still have a good day.
But it ended the minute she got on the bus. The bus driver in the morning, never questioned her wearing a face shield, and neither did a driver of a smaller bus ask her, but as soon she got on the last bus, the driver asked, "Do you have a mask?" Since when did bus drivers say she couldn't wear a shield? It just made her day worst. Feeling a little grouchy, she complied. She couldn't wait to get off the bus. She already had issues with the bus fare machine, telling her every time her valid card was invalid, but he added to it.
Miss Madison decided, she needed to listen to her mp3 player so she walked to a bench outside the transfer station and took it out and turn it on. It was on her way home, she realized she had forgotten her shield. She would have love to leave it behind but until people stop mandating mask, she needed it. When she went back to get it, a four-engine train just happened to speed down the tracks. Just great. One more thing to make her day worst,
Miss Madison will always have bad and good days, but she is grateful for one thing: Jesus loves her no matter how she responds to her day. This is the day that the Lord has made and she will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is based on the events of Miss Madison written as a story
"Show good Christian values and tells of the need to pray" A review from Amazon
As Julie worshipped God, she fell into a trance. The hair on the back of her neck lifted as she had a vision of a man with a man getting off a train. “Who is he?”
“This man wants nothing more than to have you for himself.”
“Is this the same man who stalked me?”
“Yes. And he is back for vengeance.”
“Why? What have I done? Wasn’t he arrested?”
“Eric still loves you, and this man will do anything to destroy him.”
Julie lost her breath. “But he is serving a two-year jail time!”
“That doesn’t matter to him. You must be on guard and continue to abide in me.”
As the vision ended, God gave her the strength to pray. He had protected her before. He would do it again. She was not about to leave Marysville. It had become her home. She had dated Andrew for a year now, and she was ready for a proposal. She had a job she left. It wouldn’t be fair if she left Marysville like she left Montana. God would have her back.
Julie closed her eyes and uttered words no human could understand....
Julie didn't learn about the power of prayer until she met Beth Miller and became friends with her. Julie needed God's protection because her ex-boyfriend's (or was he?) half brother followed her to California all the way from Montana with the intent to harm her. If she didn't seek God's protection by praying and staying in His presence, the villain would win out, and we wouldn't want that, would we?
I am a person of prayer too. My mother taught my sister and I the importance of prayer, but I learn another form of prayer, one that would confound the enemy and could read about that in my books. It's called praying in tongues. 1st Corinthians 14:13-19, Paul wrote that if we pray in tongues, we should also pray in own her language. Praying in the tongues confuses the enemies. he only knows the language of the earth because he is carnal and not spiritual, but the Holy Spirit knows what we are praying. (Read Romans 8).
Prayer should be an important part of every believer's life and I show it in my books. In book one and two Julie needed it for protection, but prayer is not a one way communication. It's a not a wish list where a person prays, "Dear God, please heal my husband, please give me an increase income," etc. Of course God wants to heal, but he wants to speak to you to and see that in my books. You'll see that God speaks to my characters because I know he speaks to me. He speaks to us in more than one ways. (Read Encounter God about the ways God speaks to us)
If you have never spoke in tongues, it starts with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Once you receive that, you are endowed with the language of the Spirit. For more information on Praying in other tongues read Acts 2.
Author of the Second Chance Series and owner of Unique Pen Press.