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Originally posted on SettledInHeaven.org Blog:
Settled In Heaven Ministries is beginning a new type of teaching series. This new ministry is entitled “Teach Others Also”. This ministry will consist of 13 video and written lessons specifically tailored for SS classes, Home Bible Studies, and Small Group Meetings. This ministry was started based upon several requests we have received for a quarterly (12 or 13 week) teaching series.
Our first series entitled “The Precious Word” will begin with the first weekly posting on Sunday Morning July 1st and is scheduled to conclude with the Sept 23rd posting. This will give anyone interested the ability to see much of this series before the fall quarter begins. Hopefully, after seeing the first several lessons you will be able to decide whether you would like to use this series in the upcoming quarter.
This study will be emphasizing the importance of the Word of God for the Christian while, at the same time, answering questions that are commonly asked by unbelievers. It will be clearly demonstrating that the Word of God supplies the believer with EVERYTHING that is needed to serve the Lord for the entire course of their lives. For the unbeliever they will be receiving truths about God, Sin and Salvation and many other important truths.
John. to the seven churches which are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, and they also who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
Kerry Mauldin is a wonderful missionary and minister that is a frequent quest minister at our church. He is located in Northwest Ark and spends most of his time building churches and ministering in India. He always has a powerful message. He had a bad fall last week and broke his leg and arm and yet is still working hard at getting the message out. His email below is reprinted with his permission. Please read the wonderful message that he shares. Thank you and God bless!
From Kerry Mauldin @ Mauldin Ministries
Yours in Christ,
And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
“men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.
“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
“Now five of them were wise, and five of them were foolish.
Those who were foolish took their lamps and too no oil with them,
“but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
“But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
“And at midnight a cry was heard, ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’
“Then all those virgins arose and trimmed the lamps.
“And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
“But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
“And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
“Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’
“But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Great post and timely reminder for summer!
Originally posted on Sharmishtha Basu:
Too many of my friends have a busy life, either at home or in office, as a result they cant keep up with their posting of blogs. So very often they vanish for months.
There are two types of blogger, one those who blog just for temporary engagement; the others are like me, who are dedicated to it.
Malachi 3:16- 4:3
Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another,
And the LORD listened and heard them;
So a book of remembrance was written before Him
For those who fear the LORD
And who meditate on His name,
“They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts,
“On the day that I make them My jewels.
And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him.”
Then you shall again discern
Between the righteous and the wicked,
Between one who serves God
And one who does not serve Him.
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do
wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the LORD of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root no branch.
But to you who fear My name
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles
of your feet
On the day that I do this,”
Says the LORD of hosts.
I am continually amazed at the wonders of medical progress that is being made. I am even more amazed at how those same advances show us the miracles of God‘s creation. At one time it was fairly easy for those who promote abortion to convince the gullible that a baby growing in the womb was nothing more than a collection of cells that was perfectly okay to flush out of a womans system like nothing more than an enema flushing waste from the bowels.
With each advance in the field of medicine, we have irrefutable evidence of both the viability of the baby and the proof that this life is so much more than simply a collection of cells. If the baby in the womb was simply a collection of cells, surgeries such as those in the story that I have linked below would neither be needed nor would it work.
And yet, we have people out there from Planned Parenthood and from our own government that prey on the lack of intelligence of some, and the greed and selfishness of others, to convince them otherwise. These people feel that they have the right to decide who has the right live.
I am ashamed of the leaders of this country that are pushing us further and further into a culture of death. Leaders who argue that God’s will is not important, and that we should just shut up and sit down, because they have decided that they have this right, no matter what anyone else thinks. These same leaders push their culture of death off on poor countries in exchange for money that Congress allocated without strings. And yet in defiance of the will of Congress and the American people, the very laws of the land that they have sworn to uphold, the attach strings, forcing these countries to amend their own laws and provide, nay not just provide, but push abortion onto their own people.
Beyond their negligence and destructive attitudes toward the lives of the unborn, is their total disregard for the lives of the elderly and disabled as well. They argue that “quality of life” is the most important thing to judge a persons value by. By their standards, Mozark would have been left to die on the trash heap of history. Along with others whose disabilities would have prevented them from consideration in these peoples lives.
Many of these same people have so little regard for human life that they would rather see man die out in order to save some small lizard that they decide is endangered in the desert. They put the environment over human life, even to the extent that they are willing to falsify data in order to get the results that they want. When they are forced to admit that the environment in not a problem, they call those that disagree, stupid and uncaring.
If these same people would spend the time and money on saving human lives and protecting the unborn, we would be a lot closer to the utopia that they claim to want. But it is not really utopia that these people want. It is simply to have the power to control the lives and fortunes of everyone around them. Because they truly think that they are the only ones who are capable of making decisions for everyone.
This arrogance is evil! It is a path that will lead our country to destruction unless we change our ways.
Please read this heartwarming story from American Vision and pass it on to those who need reinforcement of the miracles of God, or to those who still believe in those who push the culture of death. God bless!
Written on JUNE 26, 2012 AT 10:49 AM by GARY DEMAR
I love science. I always have. I always will. Science is a window into God’s creation. The more we learn about the created order, the more we understood that none of what we see is here by accident. William Cowper (1731–1800) was right when he wrote that “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.” This is true in the operating room as doctors operate on babies while they are still in the sanctuary of their mother’s womb.
The latest example is the story of 20-month old Lyna Gonzalez. During her mother’s pregnancy, doctors discovered a benign tumor the size of a tennis ball growing on her unborn baby’s mouth. Doctors told Tammy there was little chance her daughter would survive birth – and if she did, she would require an immediate tracheotomy in order to breath and have multiple surgeries thereafter.
Dr. Ruben Quintero, a pioneer in fetal medicine, has treated many birth defects and high risk conditions while the baby is still in the womb. Quintero and Dr. Eftichia Kontopoulos operated on Tammy’s baby in utero. Using an endoscope guided by ultrasound they performed a first of its kind surgery and removed the tumor from the fetus’ mouth.
Leyna Mykaella Gonzalez was born healthy. The only sign of the surgery is a tiny scar on her mouth. Read the rest of this wonderful story at American Vision!
Then the Lord will go forth
And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.
And in that day His feet will stand on
Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split
From east to west,
Making a very large valley;
Half the mountain shall move toward
And half toward the south.
Then you shall flee through My
For the mountain valley shall reach to
Yes, you shall flee
As you fled from the earthquake
Thus the Lord my God will come,
And all the saints with You.
It shall come to pass in that day
That there will be no light;
The lights will diminish.
It shall be one day
Which is known to the LORD—-
Neither day nor night.
But at evening time it shall happen
That it will be light.
And in that day it shall be
That living waters shall flow from
Half of them toward the eastern sea
And half of them toward the western
In both summer and winter is shall
And the LORD shall be king over all
In that day it shall be—
“The LORD is one,”
And His name one.
The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them,
And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;
It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice,
Even with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
The excellence of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the glory of the Lord,
The excellency of our God.
Strengthen the weak hands,
And make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
With the recompense of God;
He will come and save you.”
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the dumb one sing.
For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.
The parched ground shall become a pool,
And the thirsty land springs of water;
In the habitation of jackals, where each lay,
There shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
A highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass over it,
But it shall be for others.
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
Shall not go astray,
No lion shall be there,
Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it;
It shall not be found there.
But the redeemed shall walk there,
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-11
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For the Lord Himself will descend fro heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction come upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
But you brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breasplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
When your child has been diagnose with an illness it is heart wrenching, and quite frankly some illness are worse than others. Please keep this family in prayer and pass this along in any way that you can. And please do encourage our leaders to take action.
Originally posted on Nice Deb:
Today’s featured video is about a baby girl who was diagnosed with GM-1 Gangliosidosis.
GM1 gangliosidosis is an inherited lysosomal storage disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord. Some researchers classify this condition into three major types based on the age at which signs and symptoms first appear. The three types include: classic infantile (type 1), juvenile (type 2), and adult onset or chronic (type 3). Although the three types differ in severity, their features can overlap significantly. Because of this overlap, other researchers believe that GM1 gangliosidosis represents a continuous disease spectrum instead of three distinct types. This condition is caused by mutations in the GLB1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.