“Our Country needs us to Pray

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“Our Country needs us (YOU) to come into agreement, in prayer for our Country and our children’s Future.”


Do you not know that we are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in us?  If anyone defiles God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and we are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16

“God’s Power is in His Word, our power is in agreement in His Word.”

“”Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you”. Mark 11:23-24   – Matthew 21:21 –  Matthew 17:20  –   Luke 17:6

Every word of God is tried and purified; He is a shield to those who trust and take refuge in Him. Proverbs 30: 5 Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Matthew 24: 35

11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55: 11

As we speak God’s word in faith, it is just as strong through faith as if Jesus spoke it Himself.  Join me in agreement in prayer:

Heavenly Father, In the name of our Lord Jesus, We come to you and ask for your will within our prayers. Heal our Land Lord 2 Chronicles 7:14 and help us expel the wicked people from among us 1 Corinthians 5:13.  Allow us Lord to elect Godly men to our high offices 1 Timothy 2:2 and expel those who do wickedly in your sight, for you Lord have established these men Romans 13:1  and we beseech you to remove them from leadership and anoint your chosen Godly men to take their place. Bind your people together in agreement. Matthew 18:18-20  Come quick Lord and render to these wickedly men the judgement due them.  Ecclesiastes 12:14    For we cry out Lord deliver us from the wicked. Psalm 91:15   Turn our face towards you Lord Hebrews 12:2 and hear our praise of thanksgiving. PSALMS 117 AND 134.  

Thank you Father in Jesus name we pray. AMEN

We will set forth to issue prayers for our country in scripture. We ask that you share these prayers with everyone.  Please forward to all Christian friends and family that we may come into agreement.  We need to take our country’s plight serious for it is the future of our children we are fighting for.  Let us come together in prayer.  1536500_536748356440761_275258751_n

Who is God and Who am I ?


The following was given to me by the Holy Spirit it gives a laymen s understanding to God the Father and God the Son and the Holy Spirit, this is my belief: God is all things: Colossians 1:16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. Acts 17-28 for in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ John 1:3  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

God has three parts, just as you and I have three parts like Body, Soul and Spirit, God has three parts.  Genesis 1-26  “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. So as God is three persons, so are we three persons in one. These illustration below may help you understand how God is three persons as man is three separate beings yet still one.Who is MAN 2 

  1. Man the spirit, is able to do great and wonderful things, ( John 14:2 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father) to act in the likeness of his father and create spiritual things like Love, Joy, Happiness and all the attributes of God. Man is alive in God, he is existing, eternal, conscious, and is aware through thought of all things within the confinds of his knowledge and understanding.
  2. Man the Soul is the person, personality the decision maker and data processor. The soul has a brain that filters the world’s input and removes the unreliable material and assist the soul making decisions.  The Soul or sub-conscious is far more apt in decision making than the brain when actions concerning your well being are concerned, and is the true you located in region of your heart, and is subject to habit; once the soul settles on a life process, it becomes a habit that is accepted and accounted as part of your personality.   The Brain makes 4 billion calculations per-second and controls the reasoning portion of your soul. One of many sources of this conclusion is located at http://www.sott.net/article/165067-Does-Memory-Reside-Outside-the-Brain , but the most reliable source is the Bible. Luke 6:45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A person that has a weak soul or soul not filled with the Holy spirit will allow anything that comes into the brain to come out of their mouth (a canal mind (brain) will rule a weak soul through lust of the flesh). The soul creates self in actions and speech, the person chooses and makes decisions either good or evil and thus forms habits consistant with their environment, knowledge, experience and teachings.  The soul decides fate by decisions made daily in the confines of the tangible world, using the the five senses and the Holy Spirit or the spirit of fear as a guide in creating self.  These decisions inevitably lead to a personality that exhibits either good or evil.  The Soul is the independent man, it chooses right or wrong, good or evil and heaven or hell.  Made in God’s image and in His likeness.  The soul creates himself through actions compounded on a daily basis and must cleanse the bad habits through knowledge of the Word of God.

God knew us before He made the world and predestines our lives to conform to the image of His Son. Earth is a school created for that purpose.  He allows us to choose our own course of training, as He allows us to walk away from His perfect Will. He never leaves us nor forsakes us and has already forgiven all of our sins, past present and future.  If we jesus-and-child(our soul) turn from God and choose the world and its ways, the pride of life, deceitfulness of riches and lust of our flesh, then we will obtain bad habits that will cause us to stray from God. If we choose a path to Hell, we will arrive and enter in with all of our sins forgiven.  The choice is ours.  Psalm 62:12 and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.”  Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,  who will render to each person according to his deeds:  to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life.

Satan attempts to control the Soul with a carnal mind.  From birth, we are taught the ways of the world which are contrary to the ways of God.  James 4:4 do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Our soul is who we are as an individual, and it chooses right from wrong.satan is a liar

  1. Man the body: Existing in conscious form, tangible, alive in the world and subject to it.  The body is a tent used by the soul and spirit to remain on earth and train to be a Son of God2 Peter 1:13 I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body.  Romans 8:13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.  For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:7 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Satan is also a created being, and his job is to tempt and test man at every level.  He is Jehovah’s creation for testing man to determine who will accept His Word (Jesus), His Love (Holy Spirit) and become His Son.  Who is Satan, that is another chapter.who is God2

God the Father is “I Am”, the all in all.  Jehovah is Spirit, He does not live in Time or confines.  He has no tangible existence Yet all things exist for Him (Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together).  He is not limited to the speed of light, He has no beginning or no end, He is without limits.  Our Father is all encompassing and posses all knowledge.  God the Father cannot be defined in mans understanding.  He just IS. He is all knowledgeable.  He is Holy, Holy, Holy and beyond approach.  God’s body is like a house with many vessels, some are honorable and some are dis-honorable, just as your body has honorable and dis-honorable parts for we are made in His image. Psalms 139:7 (Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me). As we are body soul and spirit, and so is He,  Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jehovah is The Father.  He is also the Son as well as the Holy Spirit.  Supreme over All.

God the Son.   Jesus, is God, was God and will always be God.  Jesus is the physical manifestation of God, (the Body).  In the Old testament He is the Angel of the Lord, Melchizedek, and all physical manifestations of God.  In the New Testament or the New Covenant, He is better known as:  Son of Man, Son of God, God incarnated as man to show the way, Savior, Soon coming Hope, The Word of God, The Power of God, King of JesusKings, Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, Captain of the Host, Name above all Names, The only Way or Door to the Father, The way the Truth and the Light, The Good Shepherd.  Jesus is known by many other names, even names reserved for the Father, for He is one with Him in all he does, yet His primary roll is the Gate Keeper.  (John 4:16 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.)  Jesus is the Right Hand of Jehovah and has the same Will of the Father.  If you see Jesus, you have Seen the Father. John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.14“You are My friends if you do what I command you.

God the Holy Spirit is Love.  Jehovah’s primary attribute is Love and the Holy Spirit personifies Jehovah through Love. As we have seen in biblical text He created all things, so He is the author of Love. The Holy Spirit of God is referred to in the Male Gender through out the New Testament, but many scholars show in a  break down the Hebrew text the actual reference is of a female gender.  Even so the Holy Spirit will never leave you nor forsake you, and is very coveted by the God Head. (Luke 12:10 And everyone who speaks adove 3 word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.)  The Holy Spirit has all the attributes of a caring woman (mother, grandmother or care giver), including a glowing definition in the Word of God:  1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends, Love never Fails.  The Holy Spirit is described as your Intercessor, a Teacher, a Comforter, a Friend, Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Prudence, Caring, gives Revelation Knowledge, gives Prophetic Knowledge,  Healer, orchestrates God’s Will in your life, speaks through you directly to Father God via unknown language called tongues. Once you are born again into the Kingdom of God, the Holy Spirit acts as a guide (like a loving mother or grandmother) would in nurturing the baby to adulthood and continues with the child teaching and guiding the adult in the deeper walk with God. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman, He will never force Himself on you nor will He control you outside your own free will.  He will however allow you to follow your own desires and pay the concequences of your actions. He allows our stubbornness to teach us through adversity but never leaves us or forsakes us and there to get us out of situations that would lead to death.  The Holy Spirit is your constant companion, and will communicate with you however you will hear Him. God’s Word is the bases for His communique, people, predicaments, situations, animals, will all point to God’s word and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you through the experience.

Who is God?  The Wikipedia defines God as: In monotheism and henotheismGod is conceived as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith.[1] The concept of God as described by theologians commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence(present everywhere), Omni-benevolence (perfect goodness), divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence.  Wikipedia has a very good explaination for God in all since of the word. The following are names of the Jewish God and the One God known in the Bible as Creator.    

God is Jehovah “I AM”

The name of the independent, self-complete being – “I AM WHO I AM” – only belongs to Jehovah God. Our proper response to Him is to fall down in fear and awe of the One who possesses all authority. Exodus 3:13-15  Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14    and God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” and He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.’

God is Jehovah-M’Kaddesh “I AM”

This name means “the God who sanctifies.” A God separate from all that is evil requires that the people who follow Him be cleansed from all evil.  – Leviticus 20:7-8   Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God; and you shall keep my statutes, and perform them: I am the Lord who sanctifies you.

God is infinite “I AM”.

God is beyond measurement – we cannot define Him by size or amount. He has no beginning, no end, and no limits.  – Romans 11:33   Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

God is omnipotent “Jesus”.

This means God is all-powerful.  He spoke all things into being, and all things – every cell, every breath, and every thought – are sustained by Him. There is nothing too difficult for Him to do. – Jeremiah 32:17, 18, 26, 27  ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. 18  You show loving kindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them – the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts. 26 Then The Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh.  Is there anything too hard for me?

God is Good “HS”

God is the embodiment of perfect goodness, and is kind, benevolent, and full of good will toward all creation.  – Psalm 119:65-72  You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your Word.  Teach me good judgment and knowledge.   For I believe your commandments.  Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your Word.  You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes.  The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart.  Their heart is as fat as grease, but I delight in your law.  It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.  The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver.

God is Love “HS”

God’s love is so great that He gave His only Son to bring us into fellowship with Him. God’s love not only encompasses the world, but embraces each of us personally and intimately.  1 John 4:7-10  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

God is Jehovah-jireh “Jesus”

“The God who provides.” Just as He provided yesterday, He will also provide today and tomorrow.  He grants deliverance from sin, the oil of joy for the ashes of sorrow, and eternal citizenship in His kingdom for all those adopted into His household.  –  Genesis 22:9-14  Then they came to the place of which God had told him.  And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.   And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.  But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.”     And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”  Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns.  So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.  And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

God is Jehovah-shalom “Jesus”.

“The God of peace.”  We are meant to know the fullness of God’s perfect peace, or His “shalom.” God’s peace surpasses understanding and sustains us even through difficult times.  It is the product of fully being what we were created to be.  – Judges 6:16-24   And the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.”  Then he said to Him, “If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me.  Do not depart from here, I pray, until I come to you and bring out my offering and set it before You.” and He said, “I will wait until you come back.”  So Gideon went in and prepared a young goat, and unleavened bread from an ephah of flour.  The meat he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot; and he brought them out to Him under the terebinth tree and presented them.  The Angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And he did so.  Then the Angel of the Lord put out the end of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; and fire rose out of the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread.  And the Angel of the Lord departed out of his sight.  Now Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the Lord. So Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord God!  For I have seen the Angel of the Lord face to face.”  Then the Lord said to him, “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.”  So Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it The-Lord-Is-Peace.  To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

God is immutable “Jesus” (while still the Angel of the LORD)

All that God is, He has always been.  All that He has been and is, He will ever be.  He is ever perfect and unchanging.  – Psalm 102:25-28   Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.  They will perish, but you will endure; yes, they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed.  But you are the same, and your years will have no end.  The children of your servants will continue, and their descendants will be established before you.

  1. God is transcendent “I AM”.

We must not think of God as simply the highest in an order of beings. This would be to grant Him eminence, but He is more than eminent.  He is transcendent – existing beyond and above the created universe.  Psalm 13:4  The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.  Who is like the Lord our God, who dwells on high?

  1. God is just “I AM”.

          God is righteous and holy, fair and equitable in all things. We can trust Him to always do what is right. Psalm 75:1-7 We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!  For your wondrous works declare that your name is near.  “When I choose the proper time, I will judge uprightly.  The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I set up its pillars firmly. -Selah-    “I said to the boastful, ‘Do not deal boastfully,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn.   Do not lift up your horn on high; Do not speak with a stiff neck.’”  For exaltation comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.  But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.

  1. God is Holy “I AM”.

God is utterly and supremely untainted.  His holiness stands is incomprehensible.  – Revelation 4:8-11  The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within.  And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”    Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,  the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:  “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”

  1. God is Jehovah-rophe “Jesus”.

This name means “Jehovah heals.” God alone provides the remedy for mankind’s brokenness through His son, Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the physical, moral, and spiritual remedy for all people. Exodus 15:22-26   So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur.   And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.  Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.  And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”  So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them,    And said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians.  For I am the Lord who heals you.”

  1. God is self-sufficient “I AM”.

All things are God’s to give, and all that is given is given by Him. He can receive nothing that He has not already given us.  – Acts 17:24-28   “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.  Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.   And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,  so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;  for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, “For we are also His offspring”.

  1. God is omniscient “I AM”.

This means God is all-knowing.  God’s knowledge encompasses every possible thing that exists, has ever existed, or will ever exist.  Nothing is a mystery to Him. Psalm 139:1-6   O Lord, You have searched me and known me.  You know my sitting down and my rising up; you understand my thought afar off.  You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.  For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.  You have hedged me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.

  1. God is omnipresent “I AM”.

God is everywhere – in and around everything, close to everyone. “‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord.” Psalm 139:7-12   Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?    If I ascend into heaven, you are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there.  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,  even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.  If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me, even the night shall be light about me;  indeed, the darkness shall not hide from you, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to you.

  1. God is merciful “Jesus”.

God’s merciful compassion is infinite and inexhaustible. Through Christ, He took the judgment that was rightfully ours and placed it on His own shoulders.  He waits and works now for all people to turn to Him and to live under His justification.  – Deuteronomy 4:29-31   But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice 31 (for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

  1. God is sovereign “I AM”.

God presides over every event, great or small. To be sovereign, He must be all-knowing and all-powerful, and by His sovereignty He rules His entire creation.  – 1 Chronicles 29:11-13    Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you reign over all. In your hand is power and might; in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 “Now therefore, our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name.”

  1. God is Jehovah-nissi “Jesus”.

This name means “God our banner.”  Under His banner we go from triumph to triumph and say, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57   But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  – Exodus 17:8-15   Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9   And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek.  Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek.   And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11   And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12   But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it.  And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua,   that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner.

  1. God is wise “HS”

All God’s acts are accomplished through His infinite wisdom. He always acts for our good, which is to conform us to Christ.  Our good and His glory are inextricably bound together.  – Proverbs 3:19-20   The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; 20  by His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew.

  1. God is faithful “I AM”.

Out of His faithfulness God honors His covenants and fulfills His promises. Our hope for the future rests upon God’s faithfulness. – Psalm 89:1-8     I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations. 2  For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever; your faithfulness you shall establish in the very heavens.”  3  “I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to my servant David: ‘Your seed I will establish forever, and build up your throne to all generations.’” -Selah-  5   and the heavens will praise your wonders, O Lord; your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. 6  For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord?  Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him. O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty like you, O Lord?  Your faithfulness also surrounds you.

  1. God is wrathful “Jesus”.

Unlike human anger, God’s wrath is never capricious, self-indulgent, or irritable.  It is the right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil. – Nahum 1:2-8   God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.  The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. 4  He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers.  Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, the hills melt, and the earth heaves at His presence, yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger?  His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him. The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, and darkness will pursue His enemies.

  1. God is full of grace “HS”

Grace is God’s good pleasure that moves Him to grant merit where it is undeserved and to forgive debt that cannot be repaid.  – Ephesians 1:5-8   Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6  to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

  1. God is our Comforter “HS”

Jesus called the Holy Spirit the “Comforter,” and the apostle Paul writes that the Lord is “the God of all comfort.”  – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

  1. God is El-Shaddai “Jesus”.

This name means “God Almighty, ” the God who is all-sufficient and all-bountiful, the source of all blessings.  – Genesis 49:22-26   “Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall. 23 The archers have bitterly grieved him, shot at him and hated him. 24 But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel), 25 By the God of your father who will help you, and by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. 26 The blessings of your father have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.”

  1. God is Father “I AM”.

Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9), and the Spirit of God taught us to cry, “Abba, Father.” an intimate  Aramaic term similar to “Daddy.”  The Creator of the universe cares for each one of us as if we were the only child He had. – Romans 8:15-17   For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs  -heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

  1. God is the Church’s head “Jesus”.

God the Son, Jesus, is the head of the Church.  As the head, the part of the body that sees, hears, thinks, and decides, He gives the orders that the rest of the body lives by.  – Ephesians 1:22,23    And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

  1. God is our intercessor “HS”

Knowing our temptations, God the Son intercedes for us.  He opens the doors for us to boldly ask God the Father for mercy.  Thus, God is both the initiation and conclusion of true prayer.  – Hebrews 4:14-16   Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

  1. God is Adonai “I AM”.

This name means “Master” or “Lord.”  God, our Adonai, calls all God’s people to acknowledge themselves as His servants, claiming His right to reign as Lord of our lives.  – 2 Samuel 7:18-20   Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that you have brought me this far? 19   And yet this was a small thing in your sight, O Lord God; and you have also spoken of your servant’s house for a great while to come.  Is this the manner of man, O Lord God? 20  Now what more can David say to you? For you, Lord God, know your servant.

  1. God is Elohim “Jesus”.

This name means “strength” or “power.”  He is transcendent, mighty and strong.  Elohim is the great name of God, displaying His supreme power, sovereignty, and faithfulness in His covenant relationship with us. – Genesis 17:7-8   And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Understanding Forgiveness and it’s Importance to My Growth in the Lord.

Originally posted on Psalm 91:9-11:

459499509_e2072eb1c1 Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things are written to you that your joy may be full.  God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.  But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  He who says, “I know Him,” and does  not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  I write no new commandment to you.  He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness.  

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“As I was Praying The Lord’s Prayer”

ME:        Our Father who art in heaven

GOD:     YES?

ME:        Don’t interrupt me.  I’m praying.


ME:        Called you?  No, I didn’t call you.  I’m praying, “Our Father who art in heaven.”

GOD:     THERE – YOU DID IT AGAIN! images2

ME:        Did what?


ME:        But I didn’t mean anything by it.  I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day.  I always say the Lord’s Prayer.  It makes me feel good.  Kind of like fulfilling a duty.


ME:        Okay, “Hallowed by thy name.”


ME:        By what?


ME:        It means, it means, good grief, I don’t know what it means.  How in the world should I know?  It’s just a part of the prayer.  By the way, what does it mean?


ME:        Hey, that makes sense.  I never thought about what hallowed meant before.  Thanks.  “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”


ME:        Sure, why not?


ME:        Doing?  Why, nothing, I guess.  I just think it would be kind of neat if you got control of everything down here like you have up there; we’re kind of in a mess down here, you know.


ME:        Well, I go to church.


ME:        Now hold on just a minute!  Stop picking on me!  I’m just as good as some of the rest of those people at church!


ME:        Oh, alright.  I guess I do have some hang-ups now that you mention it.  I could probably name some others.


ME:        I haven’t thought about it very much until now, but I really would like to cut out some of those things.  I would like to, you know, be really free.


ME:        Look, Lord, if you don’t mind I need to finish my prayer.  This is taking a lot longer than it usually does.  “Give us this day our daily bread…”


ME:        Hey, wait a minute!  What is this?  Here I was doing my religious duty; and all of a sudden you break in and remind me of all my hang-ups.


ME:        … Pause …


ME:        I’M SCARED TO.


ME:        I know what you’ll say.

GOD:     TRY ME.

ME:        “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.”


ME:        See!  I knew it!  I knew you would bring her up!  Why, Lord, she’s told lies about me, spread stories … she never paid back the money she owes me.  I’ve sworn to get even with her!


ME:        I didn’t  … mean it.


ME:        Yes, but I’ll feel better as soon as I get even with her.  Boy! Have I got some plans for her.  She’ll wish she had never been born.


ME:        You can?  How?


ME:        Oh.  You know; you’re right.  You always are and more than I want revenge I want to be right with you … (sigh) Alright … Alright … I forgive her.


ME:        Hmmm … Well, not bad, not bad at all! In fact, I feel pretty great! You know I don’t think I’ll go to bed uptight tonight.  I haven’t been getting much rest, you know.


ME:        Oh, alright. “and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”


ME:        What do you mean by that?


ME:        Yeah.  I know.


ME:        “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen”


ME:        No, but I’d like to know.  I want to please you now.  I’ve really made a mess of things.  I want to truly follow you!  I can see now how great that would be.  So, tell me … how do I make you happy?


 Let’s just not repeat “The Lord’s Prayer” but let’s mean it – line after line – from our heart!

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Written by Julio Castaneda in September 2014
Student of “Understanding Prayer”

Standing on the Fence


A Vision/Dreamby R Williams

I was standing on a fence and there was an incredibly large group of people assembled around it.  On one side of the group stood a man, Jesus.  On the other side of the group stood another man, Satan.  Separating them, running through the group, was the fence I was standing on.  Both Jesus and Satan began calling to the people in the group and, one by one each having made up his or her mind, went to either Jesus or Satan.  This kept going on and eventually Jesus had gathered around him a group of people from the larger crowds as did Satan but his people left and disappeared.  So too did Satan and his people and I standing on the fence)was left alone, standing on the fence.  As I stood there, Satan came back.  He appeared to be looking for something that he’d lost.  I said, “Have you lost something?”  Satan looked straight at me and replied, “No, there you are. Come with me.”  But I said, “I stood on the fence, I chose neither you nor Him.”  “That’s okay,” said Satan, “I own the fence.  You belong to me.”


Written by Raymond Williams
Raymond is a student in “Understand Prayer”. This is a dream/vision of His
August 2014

(My Best-Friend)-His Name is Holy Spirit

The following paper is from a student ready to graduate from our Understanding Prayer Class.

(My Best-Friend)-His Name is Holy Spirit

           Some people consider the Holy Spirit to be some invisible force of spiritual nature or an entity that can’t be seen.  But to me He is far beyond that.  He’s my Helper, Healer, Comforter, Encourager and above all else, He’s my Best-Friend.  Not a best-friend in a worldly sense, but someone who without a shadow of doubt I can put my full confidence and trust in.  Amidst this cold and dark world, He is my go to beacon of Light, the very essence of Christ Himself.  Even though life has dealt me a very difficult course of circumstances, I now know I have someone who is constantly by my side.  I picture Him as my weapon of defense against anything Satan or any other dark-force may conspire against me.  He’s also like a Big Brother, in the sense that He’s there to protect me against things I wouldn’t be able to face on my own.  Now that I truly understand faith I realize that “me plus Him” are the majority everywhere I go.  He provides me with the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual strength and energy I need to conquer each day.  The strength and energy that comes directly from the Father, through the Son!  If there was one word to describe the Spirit of Truth it would have to be “Amaaaazing!!!”  He feels my pain and fills my heart and soul with an abundance of passion, fire, love, peace and joy and put a new song of praise in my mind each and every day.  As Scripture says, “Though my father and mother may have abandoned me, the Lord will take care of me,” and I believe He did that in the form of my one-true Best-Friend and His name is Holy Spirit.

Christopher L. Clay

September 2014

Beating Children and Adrian Peterson what the Bible says:

Hebrew 12:5 and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;6FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” 7It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

Proverbs23:12 Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge. 13Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. 14You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol… AKA. . . Hell.
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Proverbs 19:18
Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.+


Is Adrian Peterson guilty of switching his child?  I say NO.  He may been guilty of going about it the wrong way.  But correcting our children is essential for their growth and well being, as the Lord has said this in His Word.  I will contribute to Mr. Peterson’s defense fund if necessary, we are losing our freedom at every level and our homes are becoming more and more volunerable.

Children that do not fear their parents in a respectful way will not fear the Lord or any authority. It is essential that we punish our children in the appropriate way. My personal use of corporal punishment are: After two stern warnings about inappropriate behavior, I would send the unruly child to their room and tell them they had a spanking coming. Later after I thought on their transgression, maybe an hour or so, I would enter the room and talk to them (in the presence of their mother when possible), and explain why they were being punished and show them where God instructed me as a father it insure their obedience.  After the mother left the room, I would administer the punishment and then hold them and love on them until all was good between us. This was the primary and I might say seldom used order of corporal punishment.  The spanking would be strong enough that they did not want another one and the memory of it lasted for long periods of time.  The Child would mind very well for extended periods.  I don’t recall spanking any of my children more than four times in their entire life.  One of my sons lied to me when he was 16 and I called him in and reminded him of our standing rule on lying and informed him he had an option to take 16 licks or he could leave my household and go live with his mother or some other relative but if he did not want to pay for his transgressions as a man then he was not going to live under my roof.  He took the licks.  We are best friends today and at 45 years old he has a wonderful wife and three of the best behaved children a man could want.

When one of my daughters was 16, driving her own car and out with her friends, she came home with alcohol on her breath.  She also received a good spanking at 16 years old.  She is a mother of two grandsons, ages 5 and 7, and teaches school. The apple of any dad’s eye.  When her two sons, came to visit this summer on vacation, they knew of grand dad’s belt.  I went out to the oak tree and cut a switch, I cleaned it and made it smooth then called them in and sit them down and told them how proud of this switch.  I told them it was oak and just the right weight, I showed them how it was smooth and how I thought it was my best switch ever.  I told them I made it just for them and I could not wait to use it. I swung it through the air a few times. . . Swoosh, Swoosh, Swooch.  Then I said, “I would appreciate it if they would go and do something wrong because I can’t wait to use it.”  They said in unison OHHH NO Grand dad we don’t want you to use it. To which I replied, “Oh pleeeeeeese,  Pluzzzzzzeeeee, Plezzzzz do something wrong.  I need it, I have to have it. I can’t wait to use it.  They started screaming and running around laughing and playing hide and seek.  We had a great time on their visit and I did not have any problem with them.  They knew what was expected, and they knew I loved them. We set boundaries without any animosity or fear.  They knew the limits.  If one was picking on the other or if they were generally being boys at the expense of the adults I just walked to the fire place and swooshed my switch a couple of times and that was enough said, we had a great time.  Children need to know you love them even if you have to correct them. If you communicate love and boundaries to them and give them a chance to get it right before you have to punish them, it all works out just like it works out with us and God.

Let’s rethink this government controls all concepts of our life and get back to family values and love for our children.  Sometimes tough love is the best love.


Proper punishment is essential if you want your children to respect authority. This is one of the major problems of our society today, children with no respect for authority or God. In Mr. Peterson case, we should let the law handle it, this is a family matter and the authorities have a handle on it.
I do not condone excessive punishment or punishment in public but I personally think the government is trying to take our freedom away and raising a child is our most important obligation. The government should have nothing to say about it in public,  a private consultation with the parent and warning on excessive force should be the first action when child abuse is suspected. The government is undermining our rights at all levels and I refuse to consent to the intervention by government officials at my family level.
Public beatings however should be outlawed.
Your Child deserves the same respect you expect from others, if you respect them they will respect you.
God Bless our country.