Capernaum

Just in case you are interested, I want to share this with you.

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Luke 4:28 On hearing this, everyone in the synagogue was filled with fury. 29 They rose up, drove him out of town and dragged him to the edge of the cliff on which their town was built, intending to throw him off. 30 But he walked right through the middle of the crowd and went away.  source

Read it again and do some locating on the picture map.
You’re welcome.
Good night.

Love, Kathie 

Muster

Luke 22 

The following is my Facebook post from about two hours ago:

“Okay, Y’all.
For those of you who can/will ask someone you love who also loves JESUS, get Your Bibles and read, really read, Luke 22. As you read Listen for HOLY SPIRIT as He speaks.
I am in AWE of The GODMAN!!
OH, WHAT A SAVIOR we have!!

I may still write a post for The White Stone Blog but right now all I can muster is just to ask you to read it too.”

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Presently I still cannot put words to ‘paper’ what has wonderfully overwhelmed me in Luke 22.
I am just asking that you read and seek The LORD yourselves in this chapter.

Love, Kathie 

Rise with the Dawn

Just a quick pop-in to say hello. 
It’s cold where I am. I’ve had cold feet all day. 

So, y’all stay warm. tenor

Luke 21

This is our reading for today. 
If you have not read it yet, I invite you to use the link above to read it. 

It’s an up-to-date chapter – some things have already happened and others are yet to be. 

Here’s some counsel we must not miss:

34 “But keep watch on yourselves, or your hearts will become dulled by carousing, drunkenness and the worries of everyday living, and that Day will be sprung upon you suddenly like a trap! 
35 For it will close in on everyone, no matter where they live, throughout the whole world. 
36 Stay alert, always praying that you will have the strength to escape all the things that will happen and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man.”  source 

Read it again. We can’t take it all in, in one read. 

And then look what JESUS did as He was closing in on the end of His First Coming. 

37 Yeshua spent his days at the Temple, teaching; while at night he went out and stayed on the hill called the Mount of Olives. 
38 All the people would rise with the dawn to come and hear him at the Temple courts.   source 

They would rise with the dawn to come and hear Him. 

Father, I pray these words will particularly speak as our Readers come to read. Amen and amen. Be Thou Glorified O LORD. 

Love, Kathie 

Assignment 5

I will be short on words but I am hoping you will not be (short on words).

Luke 19

One verse to examine. 

 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.”  source

Depending on your translation it says What was lost

What has been lost?

What did Adam and Eve lose for all mankind in the Garden? 

Tips-to-ace-your-assignment-writing-tasks-1024x576Your assignment, if you will accept it and I hope you do, search the Scriptures and learn what did Adama and Eve lose?
And how much of it has mankind regained, if any? 

That’s it. 

Love, Kathie 

Strong Language

Luke 18

Then Yeshua told his talmidim a parable, in order to impress on them that they must always keep praying and not lose heart.  source 

Our English word for talimidim is Disciples. 
In our subject verse, there is a word I don’t want us to miss. It is MUST. 
It’s not a suggestion. It’s not merely good advice to take or leave. 
No, it is a command — we MUST always keep praying, and even when we do we MUST also determine to NOT lose heart. 
And so we practice. 

Verse 8. He asked a question. 

. . .   But when the Son of Man comes, will he find this trust on the earth at all?”  source 

Will HE? 

If we pray and refuse to lose heart — He will. 

And moving on in the chapter we come to children. It is the account of people bringing their children to YESHUA and the Disciples rebuked the parents. JESUS corrected them immediately. 

16 However, Yeshua called the children to him and said, “Let the children come to me, and stop hindering them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. source 

Let’s light here for a bit. 
Bringing children to JESUS. 
Do NOT hinder children from coming to JESUS.

Does this happen today? 
I think it does. 
People and parents HINDER their children from coming to JESUS. 

How?
By not going to HIM themselves for one. 
Another way – saying they have Come to JESUS but living like they have not. 
No parent or person ever lives for JESUS without obedience to Scripture and it is a day-after-day discipline. 

The evil one, all his unholy helpers, and even the world’s people hate our children. 
Do you think that is strong language?
Read your Bible and if you can tolerate it watch just a few minutes of  Mainstream Media.
All the aforementioned hate children and are making it their business to be sure OUR children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren DO NOT come to JESUS.
This world’s systems are set up, designed, and operate to hinder anyone from coming to JESUS in saving faith (trust); and children are the MAIN target. 

The WORST act a parent or person can commit against a child is to hinder or prevent that child from saving faith in JESUS The CHRIST. 

And parents if we do not actively engage with JESUS ourselves and actively seek to engage our children with JESUS – not the JESUS we are taught in many ‘churches’ today but the Real JESUS of the Bible – these children may easily grow into CHRIST-rejecting adults who die in their sins and miss GOD for eternity.  

As parents, NO job, mission, opportunity, privilege, or obligation is more important than bringing our children to JESUS. 

So how are you/we going to do that?

Prayer and not losing heart. 
By obedience to the Scripture.
By living a godly, holy life — a life they can SEE, trust, feel and KNOW. 
By refusing to provoke them to anger but rather by bringing them to JESUS.   See Colossians 3:21 and Ephesians 6:4

Are you unclear about what it means to not provoke them to anger?
Then Read Scripture and Pray until GOD makes it clear to you. 
For the LIFE of your children do NOT ask the unsaved people of the world for their advice!  Bible-verses-and-scripture-quotes-about-fathers-1000x525

Love, Kathie

Go After It!

Luke 17

I have not much to say about Luke 17 today because I have more questions than answers.
I have done what I suggest you do when you read Scripture and have few to no answers but questions instead: take those questions to GOD. Write them down, keep reading, and wait for His answers. 

And you may have to do what I have done: “LORD, I don’t understand this passage so good and previous things I have been taught crop up here, but I want to know The Truth even if I don’t like it.”

Albeit, I know this from the first verse — life here is not ‘rosie’ and there are people here who actually set snares for other people. We must be on guard – not to retaliate but to be ready so that we don’t step into the snare. 
HOLY SPIRIT is here to help us with that. 

And I gather from verse 9 that we are healthier if we come to terms and agreement with this: “We’re just ordinary slaves, we have only done our duty.” as we serve The LORD and as we patiently endure the sufferings He allows to come upon us. 

I have found it enormously helpful to remember: GOD is ALWAYS good and we (His Children) are ALWAYS loved. 

There is much more in Chapter 17go after it Brothers and Sisters! 

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Love, Kathie