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Well?

Have you ever wanted to ask Christendom a question?

Me too.

Here’s mine:

How in the name of all that is holy does a rabbit, colored eggs, a basket, and a hunt for those eggs illuminate the heart of a lost soul as to the RESURRECTION from the DEAD! OF THE ONE AND ONLY GODMAN OF ETERNITY, Who alone can save our wretched, lost, hell-deserving souls?

John 14:6  (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.  source

Don’t get me wrong Yeshua created rabbits and eggs (and He and I like them); I don’t know about the basket. Although I am without doubt that He is the KING of humor; I see nothing in Scripture that would tell me FATHER is the least bit interested in watering down, fluffing up or that He is the originator of these distractions from the RESURRECTION of His One and Only Son FROM THE DEAD! 

And as I read this to JT he added: if you want to talk about putting all your eggs in a basket, you better put all your eggs in the basket of JESUS CHRIST as Your SAVIOR and LORD. 

We are one week from Good Friday. 

Come to Breakfast

I thought I’d remind you of something you likely already know but perhaps have not thought about in a while. 

The TEXT I’m offering here for you to read is John 21:1-14.

If you read the account or if you recall, this happening took place after Yeshua’s resurrection. And it is the third time He appeared to the Disciples after that most wonderful Sunday morning in all of history. 

Peter decided to go fishing and some of the guys decided to accompany him. They fished all night and caught nothing. Then morning came and Someone was on the beach. 
Verse 7 says John recognized the Someone on the Beach. He said, ” It is the LORD!” 
I think he recognized Him because when they cast the net at His command, they got a multitude of fish. 
That was not the first time He had given them those instructions. (Luke 5:4-7)

And now to the reminder, I want to give you for consideration today. 
When they got to the shore breakfast was cooking.
Bread and Fish. 

 Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. source 

THE LORD HIMSELF was cooking breakfast for them. 

The BREAD of LIFE baked bread for them! 
Now just ponder on that. The resurrected GODMAN cooked breakfast for them. Not supernaturally but naturally. Campfire and all. 
But that’s not all. 

12 Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?”—knowing that it was the Lord. 
13 Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish. source

GOD Almighty cooked breakfast and served them!

What might He want to serve to YOU today? 
The question is, will you dine with Him

Dead or Alive?

Admittedly, it’s my opinion, an opinion born of observation. 

The Church (by that I mean people as a whole professing to be Christians) has forgotten we have a real enemy.
The church at large, for a way long time now, conducts business as though Satan is dead or at the most just a little cartoon character with neither power nor gumption to pay us any mind. 
How about this?

1 Peter 5:8  (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. source

Or this one?

John 10:10  (NKJV) 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. source

And this one?

Job 2:7  (NKJV) So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. source

Does this sound like someone we should just ignore, pretend he does not exist? 

Let’s look at another one. 

Mark 4:15  (NKJV) 15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. source

Shall we ignore this? If we do, he is well at work just as described in Mark 4:15.

Am I suggesting we live in mortal fear of him? Hiding in our homes refusing to venture out, afraid to open our mouths? 
Nope. Just cultivate a healthy respect for a deadly enemy and a passion to abide in an intimate fellowship with our Father Who can right today send him cowering in mortal fear and eventually to the Lake of Fire forever. 

Here. Read this from Revelation 20 and have a delightful day! 

Revelation 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 
and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. source

Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 
and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 
They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 
10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. source

How’s that for encouragement?

Neither be Afraid

A promise from HIM to encourage you.Something Lovely

John 14 New King James Version (NKJV)
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 
And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 
27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  source 

The Cat and Mouse Game

Let’s talk about death.
We might as well. It’s inevitable.
Hebrews 9:(NKJV)
27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, source

A two-mile walk is good for spiritual conversation. I took such a walk today and death came up. Actually, I brought it up praying for people who have Covid. 
Death is something satan enjoys.
He actually has plans to kill us all and the more painful the better from his point of view. I imagine he stays up at night figuring ways to murder and torture people to death. That’s his job and he is good at it. Relishes it even I imagine. 

Is it any wonder that 56 MILLION people die each year?
That is according to the website linked just above 1.80 people die EVERY SECOND.
That’s a whole lot of dying. 
So, shouldn’t we talk about it?

From my walking conversation, I have settled in with certain thoughts. 
Every day that we are not mutilated and killed in this evil world with rampant godlessness is a miracle. It is an Act of GOD that you and I are still breathing. 
Just this week a dear and lovely Brother in Christ died. The Father could have kept him here longer, but He didn’t. This time the Father allowed this dear one’s breath to escape and not return to him.

EACH Christian dies when GOD says, ‘You can come home this time’. No doubt on many, many occasions the evil one had desired and planned to kill him and each time GOD said NO. Why did GOD say okay this time? I don’t know. 
This is what I hope for myself. I hope as soon as I have done all the Kingdom work I can do, I immediately get the call to come home
You see I think that GOD is not obligated to keep lost people alive.
I think He is not obligated to stop the evil one from killing them BUT I BELIEVE HE OFTEN DOES. 

Further, I believe that satan can try but until my Father GOD is ready for me to leave this planet nothing satan can do to me will take me out.
I’m not saying there will be no damage or pain or sickness or disease but I am saying until My Father agrees I’m not leaving here.
I believe this for all my brothers and sisters in the Faith too. 

I believe we are protected from all eternal harm; obviously, not all temporary pain but all eternal harm. 
That’s not true for people who have said “no thank you” to the Holy Spirit’s offer of salvation. GOD is not obligated to keep satan from harming them. But testimony after testimony shows in His grace HE often does.
I wonder why. I have a theory. Do you? 

For people continuing to choose to walk their own way, ignoring GOD, ignoring the good plans He has for them, ignoring His offer of eternal life, they may discover they have been subject to the cat and mouse game.
You know how a cat plays with a mouse for as long as it’s fun or until the mouse dies from all the ‘fun’?

John 3:16 (AMP)
16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. source

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