For Glory!

Earlier this morning as I was praying for three precious women (Kerri, Dori, Pam) in my life, I was about to head into some not profitable thinking. You see these three women have LONG ON GOING illnesses, often with excruciating pain; and now one in particular who is confined to chair or bed has minimal eyesight. She can’t read or look at computer screens. And so I was about to say, LORD, she does not deserve this, she didn’t do anything  to cause this to come upon her.  And then — came this:

John 9:3 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

3 Jesus answered, “Neither hath this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

via John 9:3 KJ21 – Jesus answered, “Neither hath this – Bible Gateway.

So I pray still for healing for them and that we all will see His Glory in this. And with trusting hearts, no doubt we will.

I am heading out this morning for Living Proof Live in North Charleston, South Carolina with three others who love JESUS. Your prayers for traveling mercies would be appreciated; but most of all that we will have fresh encounters with the Living CHRIST is much more coveted.

Blessings Dear Ones!

Remember YOU have the God-given RIGHT to do right in this wrong world!




and read what Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A actually said.  As I have read various articles and comments, I’ve read a lot of vain babblings from reprobate minds and I’ve read the well intentions of others to defend. I wanted to enter the debate as well but  – well, let me be blunt: ‘casting my pearls before swine’ is not profitable for them or me.

3 If any man teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness,

4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes over words, from which cometh envy, strife, railings, evil suspicions,

5 perverse disputings by men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness. From such withdraw thyself.

via 1 Timothy 6 KJ21 – Let as many servants as are under the – Bible Gateway.

20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science, falsely so called,

21 which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

via 1 Timothy 6:19-21 KJ21 – laying up in store for themselves a – Bible Gateway.

2 Timothy 2:21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16 But shun profane and vain babblings, for they will increase unto more ungodliness,

via 2 Timothy 2:15-17 KJ21 – Study to show thyself approved unto – Bible Gateway.

Goodnight, Friends

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,
Praying (PFT)!

A No-Brainer

I have a quick thought this morning before I scurry off to a GRAND’s 6th grade graduation. 

Page 98 of James Banks book Praying for Prodigals reads in part this way:

“You know what it’s like to have a world full of prodigal children, and only one child who did what was right–your Son, our Savior! You love us so much, you “gave him up for us all” (Romans 8:32)!”

Can you imagine giving up your one and only child who does right for a bunch of no goods who deliberately choose to do wrong?!!


Can ANY ONE fault Him for denying entry into HIS Heaven to ANY ONE (and Every One) who rejects the Sacrifice of HIS ONE and ONLY SON?

It really is a no-brainer, isn’t it?

Romans 8:32 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

32 He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
via Romans 8:32 KJ21 – He that spared not His own Son, but – Bible Gateway.

And as a bonus look again at the verse: SINCE He gave us Salvation in His One and Only Son will He not freely give us all other things we need?

Like I said, it’s a no-brainer! 

Are we challenged today to use the MIND OF CHRIST?  That is the only way we are going to THINK right, don’t you think?  🙂

Got Sheila home yesterday!! And got to spend some time with Baby Girl! A RED LETTER day for sure!!

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,
Praying (PFT)!

Thank You, ABBA, for James Banks and the writing skills and the messages You gave him for us. And as I read and prayed this morning, I pray again: I pray for our prodigals that they will turn to You, LORD, for Your sake and for theirs.
HOLY SPIRIT, move us to crown this day with goodness given us through JESUS, our SAVIOR and LORD.  And again we ask You heal our sick and afflicted that we bring before You in these moments. Amen and  ___.

Hear Me

Matthew 7: King James Version (KJV)
7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
via Matthew 7:1-3 KJV – Judge not, that ye be not judged. For – Bible Gateway.

I participated, mostly as a reader, in a Facebook conversation today (Thursday). It is that conversation that prompts me to present this verse to you for this fine Friday morning.

For sure, for sure I smell the hot breath of hell every time today’s cultural interpretation of this verse is thrown as a trump card on the conversation table. Hear me! Such usage of this verse is nothing more than a ploy from the abyss aimed to silence those who know the truth about sin, hell, and eternal life.

Great day in the morning! as my Tennessee family has said.  READ the BIBLE! All of it! In CONTEXT! The WHOLE COUNSEL of GOD warns me that I better tell folks that JUDGMENT has come already upon them if they have NOT believed the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST. 

16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He that believeth in Him is not condemned; but He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
via John 3 KJ21 – There was a man of the Pharisees named – Bible Gateway.

Hear me! I am NOT judging them. I am telling them what GOD has already judged.  This I know, any honest soul seeking GOD will be GLAD to hear that they can be forgiven and their sins can be removed from them and placed on the LORD JESUS CHRIST giving them LIFE ETERNAL! What kind of selfish, ungrateful, unloving, unkind, poor excuse for a Christian would I be if I kept quiet and did not share this glorious Gospel at every opportunity?

A quick study of the word Judge in the Greek language as it was first written in our referenced verse can be found HERE. In summary, I understand this word to mean that for me to put a soul asunder from me, to determine, resolve and decree on my own accord apart from what GOD has revealed in His Word that, that soul is worthy of condemnation and banishment from GOD, ineligible for GOD’s forgiveness upon that person’s repentance, would put me in grave danger myself – worthy of GOD’s judgment upon me. 

Are you judging when you say a soul that leaves this world without having exchanged his sin for the Righteousness of JESUS will spend eternity in hell? How could you be? That is what GOD has already said. You are only delivering the Message GOD has commanded all His children to tell.

Are you judging when you say a person engaging in sexual intercourse with a person to whom they are not married is committing sin?  Let me emphatically say to you: No, you are not! GOD has already judged that behavior as sin. Who are we to disagree with Him? 

And sin does not stop with immoral sexual behavior. There’s lying, stealing, murder, gossiping, coveting, bearing false witness, dishonoring your parents, and on and on the list goes — All these behaviors GOD has already decreed to be sin.  We are foolish indeed to disagree with Him.

But a word of caution. A strong caution. To point out the sins of another while we ourselves are failing to obey the Greatest commandments makes us the greatest of hypocrites.

Matthew 22:37-39 King James Version (KJV)
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
via Matthew 22:37-39 KJV – Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love – Bible Gateway.

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,

ABBA, this is a sobering message and an encouraging one. One to empower us to speak the truth in love; one to give us boldness to love people enough to tell them the truth. I pray that every dear one who comes to this page to read and pray we will be so emboldened with Your Love, mercy, and truth. That we will gladly be instruments in Your hands to rescue others from the danger of hell.  And, ABBA, we come with our sick and afflicted and ask that You heal them. And please rescue and save our wayward ones in JESUS name. And, ABBA, thank You for this great day of National Prayer that we have experienced today, and, ABBA, thank You for watching over Israel and I pray for Peace for them. Amen and         . 

Tailor-Made Suit

Confirmation that one is on the right track fits like a tailor-made suit!

You may recall I’ve been praying in themes this week; don’t know how long it will be so. I have a huge propensity to expect GOD to do things the same way on a continual basis and that is appropriate in matters wherein He has told us He does not change.  But I’m off point here. Forgive me.

Theme praying.

Wednesday: that the LORD would COURT my people
Thursday: willing spirits

Today: a dose of honesty to fall

So that was my prayer for us all. And since I have not written a post for today – well, you know here I am sharing with you.  So for this post, I first keyed in honesty at Bible Gateway dot-com, and here’s the result:

1 Timothy 2:1-3 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
2for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
via 1 Timothy 2:1-3 KJ21 – I exhort therefore, first of all, that – Bible Gateway.

And so I received this blessed confirmation that for today, the theme is surely correct. For you see every Friday is specific prayer day for the President, his family; Congress and the House; Governmental Officials all the way down to my City Officials.

And what was today’s theme: a dose of honesty to fall?

And what does the TEXT read?

I welcome you to join in this prayer for a dose of honesty.  For sure I know, every one of us needs on a daily basis to be fully honest with ourselves before GOD and perhaps there are some others in our lives that we need to come clean with – not in anger or maliciousness but with the Love and Honesty of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Thank You, Father.  You have heard and I pray now for a healthy dose of honesty to fall upon us all. And again we pray and ask that You heal our sick and raise the spiritually dead to eternal life. Amen and ____________.

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,


P.S. that closing is one of my favorites that I have used all these years.
I am mindful to be honest as I edit this post from April 2012, here in January of 2023, Friday has not been a day for specific praying for governmental offices for a long while.
During these 11 years, some things have changed for me like the placing of confidence in political leaders.
I don’t do that anymore.
I do desire to see people convinced of sin, of Righteousness, and of judgment to come. I do desire to see people saved, including people holding political office.
I do see America with new eyes; even so, more so, I want all people, including American People, to repent and be delivered from darkness.
Today, I maintain a godly appreciation for the abundant comforts and luxuries here in America, but as GOD’s people, we owe our full allegiance to our Father and King. With all our beings, we must be looking for His Return and allow HIM to prepare us for His Return — we can’t do that fretting politics.

One more thought: praying for a dose of honesty — I am sure Father heard and I am sure He was willing to gift every willing soul with a complete dose of honesty.
Eleven years gives evidence  — The majority of people in America have rejected GOD — particularly those in political offices. Still, we can pray for a dose of honesty to yet be received one by one.