But Wait . . .

I think you should read Exodus 12 today.  Not because I did but because of what it says.

Let me stir us up today.

GOD kills people.

When was the last time you heard that preached?

12 For that night, I will pass through the land of Egypt and kill all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both men and animals; and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt; I am Adonai. source

But I am not a proponent of taking Scripture out of context which is why I am urging you to always read in context.

GOD kills people.
As I made that note in my journal, I thought the first thing people are going to say is that was the Old Testament.  Yes. It is. But wait.
Acts 5 is in the New Testament.  Check it out.

Back to Exodus.

Would you agree we need to know what would cause GOD to kill someone?
Scripture is where we can gather that knowledge.  Exodus 12 is an excellent place to start.
Albeit, we would need to read more than Exodus 12 to learn all the evil rebellions done by Pharoah and his people. How familiar are you with the story given to us in the Book of Exodus?
It is well worth your time to read it.

What else is in Exodus 12?

There is verse 13.

13 The blood will serve you as a sign marking the houses where you are; when I see the blood, I will pass over you — when I strike the land of Egypt, the death blow will not strike you.  source 

Please, please don’t miss this: when I see the blood, I will pass over you.

This is GOD talking!
When I see the blood, I will pass over you! 

When GOD looks at YOU does He see the BLOOD of JESUS applied to YOU as the blood of the Passover Lamb was applied to the doors of those houses in Egypt?

The Hebrews of Old applied that blood to the doorposts. See verse 7.
doorThey obeyed and applied the blood because GOD told them to.
They heard the words of Moses given to him from The Father and they obeyed what they heard.
Sound familiar?  Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of GOD? See Romans 12:17

So I must ask again – Is the BLOOD of JESUS The CHRIST applied to you?
When GOD moves in judgment will He pass over you?
seder-e1394248396864Look again at verse 12.
He was executing JUDGMENT when He killed all the firstborns not protected by the blood of the Passover Lamb.
Are you protected?

And if you read Acts 5, you will see not pagans being killed but church people.
There are sins unto death for church people.  See 1 John 5.

I began by saying I was going to stir us up?
Did I?

Love, Kathie 

At the Movies

What makes you most anxious?

There is a  line from the movie Loving Leah. 386b57bae6b50e83b57bce931505ff1cOne of my favorites. 

“A mother is only as happy as her saddest child.”  

For me, that extends to my grands, and now my great-grands. 
Anything that threatens their well-being sends me to my knees in prayer on their behalf and my own that I will faithfully trust His goodness and love for them and for me. 

If you would like to watch the movie Loving Leah you may find it on Amazon Prime and even on Youtube.

If you want the help of GOD, you may find Him in the pages of Scripture. I hope you will seek Him with all your heart.
Otherwise, there is MUCH to be anxious about and that’s not a movie with a happy ending. 

Love, Kathie 

P.S. the movie . . .  is it theologically correct?
No, but that doesn’t take away (for me) the wholesome romance. 

A Must Phrase

A must phrase, I must make my own.

I strongly suggest you read this verse in CONTEXT because what I am about to write is out of context but for me muchly applies.

So. What’s the must phrase that I must make my own?

But so what?

Yes. that’s the phrase. But so what?

Let me give it to you from my study notes.
A phrase I need to make my own. 
So what if he or she said this or that or did this or that, or didn’t.
So what!
What matters is ‘is JESUS glorified by the way I RESPOND to it, to him, to her, to all people and all things? ‘

That’s it.  Goodnight. What-Must-We-Do.001

Love, Kathie

Depression and Anxiety

Would you concur that GOD cares about your health?FP001834PF
Spiritual. Emotional. And Physical.

1 Peter 5:7 New Living Translation
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. source 

And if you are familiar with the Ministry of YESHUA, then you know He healed physical infirmities — to me, that equals that He cares for us.
Would you also concur that depression is common among us? Perhaps we would be shocked if we knew just how many people are taking prescribed medication for depression.
The common practice is once you start you continue taking the pharmaceuticals for the remainder of your earthly life.
I know from personal experience there are exceptions. JESUS does care.
I read an article today summarising conclusive research that there is a more effective way of dealing with depression and anxiety than medication.o-AGING-HEALTHY-facebook

Physical-Exercise-The-benefits-of-exercise-everydayAre you interested?
Here’s a LINK to the article I read.
Perhaps you will read it.

Love, Kathie