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John 3:16

Written by Phyllis. Posted in Articles

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

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Look Away From Sin and Turn Your Gaze To Me

Written by Phyllis. Posted in Articles

Several days ago, I was praying and the Lord spoke to me. His first sentence was “ Look away from sin and turn your gaze to Me”. He then went on to encourage me, for which I was grateful, but as I left, that first utterance continued to roll around in me and I began to see the depth of what He was saying.
Turn from sin. The first part of the command was not so much leave the environment or location of sin, but rather quit dwelling on it , look away from it. When Eve first began her rationalizing conversation with Satan about the fruit from the tree of life, we can be sure it followed a period of study like a woman might do in the midst of a shopping trip where something catches her eye and she turns her full attention to it, picking it up , studying it, evaluating it and imagining it belonging to her. Study foments lust and lust begets temptation and temptation to sin begets rationalization and before long there is sin. God was telling Me to nip sin at the beginning and just walk on with the shopping cart. Actually, He’s telling me just don’t continue to look at it. I think this is the most obvious meaning of what He commanded.
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He Wants Sons

Written by Phyllis. Posted in Articles

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!

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ISAIAH 30-31

Written by Phyllis. Posted in Articles

    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!

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James 4: 7-8

Written by Phyllis. Posted in Articles

So be subject (placed under authority) to God. Resist (fight against, remain strong against the force or effect) the devil , and he will flee from you.  Come close to God and He will come close to you.

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