Theo and Phyllis Logan own and operate a healthcare practice and clothing/salon boutique in the southwest. They have four grown children and two dogs. Over 17 years ago they surrendered their lives to Jesus, were directed to a church whose leadership hears from God and it has made all the difference. In the spring of 2011, they were instructed through a prophetic word to open a website and share what the Lord gives them. They were told to do it anonymously.
For God so greatly loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes, clings to, relies and trust in Him will not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have everlasting (eternal) life.
There are times that life is hard ... we do things that we don't want to do and fall ... or maybe we don't really "know" God. It says in the bible that if we confess our sins and turn to God he will forgive us. When i was young I was taught how to understand the meaning of repentence. It is agreeing with God that He is right and I was wrong. Turning away from the sin and turning to God and accepting His forgiveness. If you are reading this and haven't received Jesus as your personal savior I invite you to confess with your mouth and say out loud to God that you need Him and that you thank Him for sending Jesus to save you from your sin. Jesus willingly gave his life to save yours. It says in John 14:6....Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." If you have received Jesus as your personal savior and you have sinned then all we need to do is confess that sin and know that God hears your prayer and he cast that sin and remembers it no more. Hebrews 8:12. Trust God in whatever you are faced with. Know that He loves you more than you can ever imagine and walk with your head up knowing that He has a plan for your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you revelation on what that purpose is and then start walking toward it. I pray God bless you and keep you! Phyllis
I promised at the end of my last posting, "The Overcomer" that the next essay would be about the rewards, but before I post that, there is a subject I want to touch on that is great revelation!! Or it is to me, and it came while ministering to my youngest daughter ( 27 ) who has been harassed by a spirit of fear and anxiety for several weeks now. These are tough to conquer because they're very effective, and a great weapon against people who are not given to sin and are pursuing their faith. In the gospels, Jesus admonishes his disciples, in situations where anybody with any good sense would be terrified, to quit being afraid! After speaking to the woman who had been healed from her bleeding disorder, He spoke to the synagogue leader whose only daughter had just died according to a messenger who had approached them at that moment, and said " Do not be seized with fear and alarm!" That's precisely what this spirit does; it seizes a person with fear while the mind is flooded with the possibility of doom and disaster! It's a great tool of the enemy and I've watched it work and heard testimony ( Rod Parsley, for one!) from tough, strong leaders in the faith who have dealt with it! The good news is that Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil! There has to be deliverance, but then there's a subsequent battle of the mind that all Christians, if they are to be Overcomers, must fight!
What appears to be a totally unimaginative title for a website article is actually more homage to these wonderful verses than lack of creativity. I have read these scriptures many times both as a cohesive narrative, and as a basket of great verses to pick from, a couple of which I'll introduce in a bit, but rarely have I been as impacted with a couple of verses as I was recently by Isaiah 30-31. Ordinarily I'll read the Bible with my " Holy Hat " on, siding easily with Moses and Samuel, David and Josiah, and the other faith greats,recoiling at the faithlessness and overall knuckleheadedness of the Hebrews! On occasion, aided by the Holy Spirit, I'm sure, I'll read the Bible and be in complte identification with the faithless and knuckleheaded, and in awe of or mourning my spiritual incompatibility with the great spiritual leaders. In the recent case of reading these two verses from Isaiah, the prophet is speaking for God, and I was overwhelmed with the impossibility of what God was demanding of the Israelites!