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i am a chistian saved since i was 5 i love the lord i had my years but god is goodask for joy and energy and he gives to me also brings a friend in my life that is so nice to me please pray for this friend and me thank you

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The Pastor Son


By Lindsey Newburn, 2012-04-30

The Pastor's Son

Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts.

This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring rain.

The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, 'OK, dad, I'm ready.'

His Pastor dad asked, 'Ready for what?'

'Dad, it's time we gather our tracts together and go out.'

Dad responds, 'Son, it's very cold outside and it's pouring rain.'

The boy gives his dad a surprised look, asking, 'But Dad, aren't people still going to Hell, even though it's raining?'

Dad answers, 'Son, I am not going out in this weather.'

Despondently, the boy asks, 'Dad, can I go? Please?'

His father hesitated for a moment then said, 'Son, you can go. Here are the tracts, be careful son..'

'Thanks Dad!'

And with that, he was off and out into the rain.. This eleven year old boy walked the streets of the town going door to door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel Tract .

After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking, bone-chilled wet and down to his VERY LAST TRACT. He stopped on a corner and looked for someone to hand a tract to, but the streets were totally deserted.

Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the sidewalk to the front door and rang the doorbell. He rang the bell, but nobody answered.

He rang it again and again, but still no one answered. He waited but still no answer.

Finally, this eleven year old trooper turned to leave, but something stopped him.

Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the door with his fist. He waited, something holding him there on the front porch!

He rang again and this time the door slowly opened.

Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking elderly lady. She softly asked, 'What can I do for you, son?' With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world, this little boy said, 'Ma'am, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that * JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU * and I came to give you my very last Gospel Tract which will tell you all about JESUS and His great LOVE.'

With that, he handed her his last tract and turned to leave.

She called to him as he departed. 'Thank you, son! And God Bless You!'

Well, the following Sunday morning in church Pastor Dad was in the pulpit. As the service began, he asked, 'Does anybody have testimony or want to say anything?'

Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly lady stood to her feet.

As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her face, 'No one in this church knows me. I've never been here before. You see, before last Sunday I was not a Christian. My husband passed on some time ago, leaving me totally alone in this world. Last Sunday, being a particularly cold and rainy day, it was even more so in my heart that I came to the end of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to live.

So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into the attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in the roof, then stood on the chair and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck. Standing on that chair, so lonely and broken-hearted I was about to leap off, when suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought, 'I'll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.'

I waited and waited, but the ringing doorbell seemed to get louder and more insistent, and then the person ringing also started knocking loudly...

I thought to myself again, 'Who on earth could this be? Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me.' I loosened the rope from my neck and started for the front door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder.

When I opened the door and looked I could hardly believe my eyes, for there on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life. His SMILE, oh, I could never describe it to you!

The words that came from his mouth caused my heart that had long been dead, TO LEAP TO LIFE as he exclaimed with a cherub-like voice, 'Ma'am, I just came to tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU .' Then he gave me this Gospel Tract that I now hold in my hand..

As the little angel disappeared back out into the cold and rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word of this Gospel Tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope and chair. I wouldn't be needing them anymore.

You see-- -I am now a Happy Child of the KING. Since the address of your church was on the back of this Gospel Tract, I have come here to personally say THANK YOU to God's little angel who came just in the nick of time and by so doing, spared my soul from an eternity in hell..'

There was not a dry eye in the church. And as shouts of praise and honor to THE KING resounded off the very rafters of the building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to the front pew where the little angel was seated....

He took his son in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably.

Probably no church has had a more glorious moment, and probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love & honor for his son.... Except for One.

Blessed are your eyes for reading this message.

Don't let this message die, read it again and pass it to others. Heaven is for His people! Remember, God's message CAN make the difference in the life of someone close to you. Please share this wonderful message...

If you love JESUS, please forward this message. Spread His word, and share His goodness and faithfulness.

Matthew 10:32 says: 'Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven '




 



 



 






 



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The Pastor Son


By Lindsey Newburn, 2012-04-30

The Pastor's Son

Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts.

This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring rain.

The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, 'OK, dad, I'm ready.'

His Pastor dad asked, 'Ready for what?'

'Dad, it's time we gather our tracts together and go out.'

Dad responds, 'Son, it's very cold outside and it's pouring rain.'

The boy gives his dad a surprised look, asking, 'But Dad, aren't people still going to Hell, even though it's raining?'

Dad answers, 'Son, I am not going out in this weather.'

Despondently, the boy asks, 'Dad, can I go? Please?'

His father hesitated for a moment then said, 'Son, you can go. Here are the tracts, be careful son..'

'Thanks Dad!'

And with that, he was off and out into the rain.. This eleven year old boy walked the streets of the town going door to door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel Tract .

After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking, bone-chilled wet and down to his VERY LAST TRACT. He stopped on a corner and looked for someone to hand a tract to, but the streets were totally deserted.

Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the sidewalk to the front door and rang the doorbell. He rang the bell, but nobody answered.

He rang it again and again, but still no one answered. He waited but still no answer.

Finally, this eleven year old trooper turned to leave, but something stopped him.

Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the door with his fist. He waited, something holding him there on the front porch!

He rang again and this time the door slowly opened.

Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking elderly lady. She softly asked, 'What can I do for you, son?' With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world, this little boy said, 'Ma'am, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that * JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU * and I came to give you my very last Gospel Tract which will tell you all about JESUS and His great LOVE.'

With that, he handed her his last tract and turned to leave.

She called to him as he departed. 'Thank you, son! And God Bless You!'

Well, the following Sunday morning in church Pastor Dad was in the pulpit. As the service began, he asked, 'Does anybody have testimony or want to say anything?'

Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly lady stood to her feet.

As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her face, 'No one in this church knows me. I've never been here before. You see, before last Sunday I was not a Christian. My husband passed on some time ago, leaving me totally alone in this world. Last Sunday, being a particularly cold and rainy day, it was even more so in my heart that I came to the end of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to live.

So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into the attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in the roof, then stood on the chair and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck. Standing on that chair, so lonely and broken-hearted I was about to leap off, when suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought, 'I'll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.'

I waited and waited, but the ringing doorbell seemed to get louder and more insistent, and then the person ringing also started knocking loudly...

I thought to myself again, 'Who on earth could this be? Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me.' I loosened the rope from my neck and started for the front door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder.

When I opened the door and looked I could hardly believe my eyes, for there on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life. His SMILE, oh, I could never describe it to you!

The words that came from his mouth caused my heart that had long been dead, TO LEAP TO LIFE as he exclaimed with a cherub-like voice, 'Ma'am, I just came to tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU .' Then he gave me this Gospel Tract that I now hold in my hand..

As the little angel disappeared back out into the cold and rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word of this Gospel Tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope and chair. I wouldn't be needing them anymore.

You see-- -I am now a Happy Child of the KING. Since the address of your church was on the back of this Gospel Tract, I have come here to personally say THANK YOU to God's little angel who came just in the nick of time and by so doing, spared my soul from an eternity in hell..'

There was not a dry eye in the church. And as shouts of praise and honor to THE KING resounded off the very rafters of the building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to the front pew where the little angel was seated....

He took his son in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably.

Probably no church has had a more glorious moment, and probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love & honor for his son.... Except for One.

Blessed are your eyes for reading this message.

Don't let this message die, read it again and pass it to others. Heaven is for His people! Remember, God's message CAN make the difference in the life of someone close to you. Please share this wonderful message...

If you love JESUS, please forward this message. Spread His word, and share His goodness and faithfulness.

Matthew 10:32 says: 'Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven '


 




 




 



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The Pastor Son


By Lindsey Newburn, 2012-04-30

The Pastor's Son

Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts.

This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring rain.

The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, 'OK, dad, I'm ready.'

His Pastor dad asked, 'Ready for what?'

'Dad, it's time we gather our tracts together and go out.'

Dad responds, 'Son, it's very cold outside and it's pouring rain.'

The boy gives his dad a surprised look, asking, 'But Dad, aren't people still going to Hell, even though it's raining?'

Dad answers, 'Son, I am not going out in this weather.'

Despondently, the boy asks, 'Dad, can I go? Please?'

His father hesitated for a moment then said, 'Son, you can go. Here are the tracts, be careful son..'

'Thanks Dad!'

And with that, he was off and out into the rain.. This eleven year old boy walked the streets of the town going door to door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel Tract .

After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking, bone-chilled wet and down to his VERY LAST TRACT. He stopped on a corner and looked for someone to hand a tract to, but the streets were totally deserted.

Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the sidewalk to the front door and rang the doorbell. He rang the bell, but nobody answered.

He rang it again and again, but still no one answered. He waited but still no answer.

Finally, this eleven year old trooper turned to leave, but something stopped him.

Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the door with his fist. He waited, something holding him there on the front porch!

He rang again and this time the door slowly opened.

Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking elderly lady. She softly asked, 'What can I do for you, son?' With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world, this little boy said, 'Ma'am, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that * JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU * and I came to give you my very last Gospel Tract which will tell you all about JESUS and His great LOVE.'

With that, he handed her his last tract and turned to leave.

She called to him as he departed. 'Thank you, son! And God Bless You!'

Well, the following Sunday morning in church Pastor Dad was in the pulpit. As the service began, he asked, 'Does anybody have testimony or want to say anything?'

Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly lady stood to her feet.

As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her face, 'No one in this church knows me. I've never been here before. You see, before last Sunday I was not a Christian. My husband passed on some time ago, leaving me totally alone in this world. Last Sunday, being a particularly cold and rainy day, it was even more so in my heart that I came to the end of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to live.

So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into the attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in the roof, then stood on the chair and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck. Standing on that chair, so lonely and broken-hearted I was about to leap off, when suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought, 'I'll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.'

I waited and waited, but the ringing doorbell seemed to get louder and more insistent, and then the person ringing also started knocking loudly...

I thought to myself again, 'Who on earth could this be? Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me.' I loosened the rope from my neck and started for the front door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder.

When I opened the door and looked I could hardly believe my eyes, for there on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life. His SMILE, oh, I could never describe it to you!

The words that came from his mouth caused my heart that had long been dead, TO LEAP TO LIFE as he exclaimed with a cherub-like voice, 'Ma'am, I just came to tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU .' Then he gave me this Gospel Tract that I now hold in my hand..

As the little angel disappeared back out into the cold and rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word of this Gospel Tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope and chair. I wouldn't be needing them anymore.

You see-- -I am now a Happy Child of the KING. Since the address of your church was on the back of this Gospel Tract, I have come here to personally say THANK YOU to God's little angel who came just in the nick of time and by so doing, spared my soul from an eternity in hell..'

There was not a dry eye in the church. And as shouts of praise and honor to THE KING resounded off the very rafters of the building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to the front pew where the little angel was seated....

He took his son in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably.

Probably no church has had a more glorious moment, and probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love & honor for his son.... Except for One.

Blessed are your eyes for reading this message.

Don't let this message die, read it again and pass it to others. Heaven is for His people! Remember, God's message CAN make the difference in the life of someone close to you. Please share this wonderful message...

If you love JESUS, please forward this message. Spread His word, and share His goodness and faithfulness.

Matthew 10:32 says: 'Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven '


 




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what does the bible say about tatooes


By Lindsey Newburn, 2012-08-17

The Bible warns us against tattoos in Leviticus 19:28 (Amplified) which says, “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”

I know some will have a hard time receiving this teaching because tattooing has now become an accepted practice in our society. However, just because society approves of something does not make it right in God’s eyes. Our society at large, also approves of abortion and divorce as well. However, the Bible makes it clear that God doesn’t approve of these things.

In sharing this teaching, I am not trying to condemn anyone who already has a tattoo; but rather to warn those who are considering getting one. God loves us, and even when we make mistakes in poor judgment, He doesn’t condemn us, but rather tries to help overcome the consequences of those mistakes. Having a tattoo will not keep anyone from serving the Lord. We know some very godly people who have tattoos and are serving the Lord and their tattoos do not interfere with what God is doing through them. Anything Satan tries to use for evil, God can turn and use it for good when we commit totally to Him. God takes us as we are and uses us if we will yield to His will. God will use any of us when we come out of the world and start serving Him with our whole hearts to do His will. Our past is under the blood of Jesus and the sins and mistakes of the past will not hinder our God in our serving Him. Only a hard and unrepentant heart keeps us tied to the old life.

There are many dedicated and sincere Christian people that have tattoos. This article is not meant to say they do not love the Lord. God not only can use them, but does use them. The issue is not whether God can use someone, but rather should Christians pursue getting tattoos? Just because something is popular does not mean it is right. We should always examine things by the “roots and the fruits” of the thing in question.

Tattooing Has Witchcraft “Roots”

In addition to the above verse, Scripture also warns us not to disfigure our bodies in following verses:

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. 1 Kings 18:28


Ye are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead. Deuteronomy 14:1

When it speaks here about doing this in relation to the dead; this was a witchcraft rite done to mourn or remember their dead. Therefore tattooing, cutting one’s body and shaving one’s head in defiance have their origin in witchcraft practices. Tattoos have their “roots” in witchcraft. Many young people today are doing these very things because of some evil witchcraft influences in their lives that they are unaware of. They do not realize that partaking of these can open the door to wrong and defiling influences in their lives. Evil videos, depraved rock music albums, wicked Internet games and violent movies are displaying evil trends in order to destroy our youth. Satanic tattoos, skin heads and other cultic rites are opening many of our children to demonization.

This is what makes it spiritually dangerous for people. People do not realize displaying a satanic mark or symbol can open the door for Satanic attack which allows the enemy entrance in their lives. It is not the mark itself, but rather the sin behind it. Today this practice is growing because of the spread of False Religions. Some people are so hideously covered with tattoos that their appearances look evil. Others, only have small tattoos that they believe are trendy or artistic.

Now this article is not meant to hurt or offend those that have tattoos, but rather to help people avoid getting tattoos that later on they might regret (especially young people). Many tattoos have evil and witchcraft  themes that are portrayed as devil faces, skulls, ugly demonic signs, vulgar pictures, etc. These things hurt the human spirit, just as satanic displays of any kind do. Some tattoos are obviously Satanic as they look devilish, while others may be flowers or innocent looking names or objects but it is the spirit behind this compromise that makes it dangerous for a Christian. God loves the person who has tattoos just as He loves all of us. However, He would rather we did not deface our bodies in any fashion.

Some people object to using Old Testament scripture as a reference to tattoos since the New Testament doesn’t speak of these things. However, in the New Testament we are even called to a higher law. We are to have God’s laws written in our hearts. When we remain close to the Lord and obey Him, He can direct us in things that are not good for us. For example although the Bible does not say, “Thou shalt not smoke” or “Drug addiction is bad for you;” we know that these things are destructive to the human body. In the New Testament, we are told to glorify God in our bodies. This would include not marring our bodies with tattoos, as the principles in the Bible clearly tell us it is wrong to defile our bodies.

Our Bodies Are A Temple

When the Lord created man and woman and placed them in the garden along with His other creations. He spoke these words in Genesis 1:31, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” When the Lord created the human body, He pronounced that the way He created it was very good. The Lord desires that our bodies be a reflection of His own beauty. When people tattoo their bodies they are tampering with what the Lord said was very good the way He made it. We should never mark our bodies as this is unnatural. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and we are admonished not to defile them. Tattoos on one’s body is like graffiti on a wall. Having tattoos on our bodies does not glorify God.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

What is it within man that makes us dissatisfied with the way the Lord made each of us? Most people are not happy with the way they look so they seek ways that will cause them to feel better about themselves or cause others to accept them. This is not wrong when it comes to having good grooming habits, but we need to understand true beauty comes from within, not from what we wear or how we look. When the emphasis is put on the outward appearance we can be ensnared in vanity, rejection, fear, pride and even racial discrimination. One of the most wonderful things about receiving the Lord is that He wants to deliver us from the outward things that we think we need to feel good about ourselves. When we are in sin we do not feel worthy or acceptable, but through Christ we are. When we can fully walk in the knowledge that we are acceptable before God through Christ, we are then free to be the person God made us to be without having to create a different image. Many people are consumed with trying to be different or become acceptable not only by getting a tattoo but by other things as well.

Some Christians argue that they have the name Jesus or some Biblical word or sign tattooed on their body so they can witness by the tattoo. However, God is more concerned how we are living our lives than by displaying a religious mark on our body. That is not the highest way He would have us witness. The Lord would rather us witness to others by the character of Christ being demonstrated in our lives than display Christian slogans that many times are not matched by the life of Christ. Certainly, the Lord can use a tattoo of a cross or other religious symbol when a Christian has one of these as God knows the heart of the one who truly wants to share Christ with others. However, it is not necessary to use any worldly thing to attract sinners. It is the Holy Spirit who draws people to Christ through any yielded vessel of the Lord. When we pray and witness to others the Lord will cause them to listen.

Just because a person has had a tattoo, it will not prevent God from using people to witness nor keep them from being a minister of God. God looks on the heart and can use different things to testify of Christ’s love, even tattoos. However, well-meaning people can be deceived in their methods of evangelism.

The Youth Culture and Tattoos

I really believe that one of the compromises we see today is parents allowing their children to mark or tattoo their bodies. Christians can look at someone who has tattoos all over them and know by discernment that it is not God, but the same Christians may get a small tattoo themselves or allow their children to have one without thinking anything about it. Toy makers today even sell washable ink transfer kits so children can mark their bodies with designs. This may seem like a harmless game but this is the enemy preparing or setting up our children early to receive real tattoos later on.

Many young people today do not realize that they may be sorry in the future that they chose to put tattoos on their bodies today. We know of many people who have said to us that they wish they had not been foolish when they were young as now they must live with the reminder of what they did when they were young. Only a few people have the money to have them removed by laser.

Years ago our young boys in the military had to go to foreign lands to get a tattoo, now tattoo parlors are everywhere because our nation here in the USA. has opened its doors to many heathen practices and false religions. Another danger in receiving tattoos is a medical one through faulty procedures. One of the latest discoveries of another way AIDS is being transmitted is through contaminated ink or dirty tattoo needles. If fresh ink is not used, then the last person who was tattooed who had any kind of transmittable disease could leave behind that virus or bacteria. Not only Aids, but Hepatitis as well, has been traced to tattoo ink and needle contamination.

Some young people are having them done in defiance and rebellion to their parent’s wishes because they want to be like their friends. This is displeasing to God as the Lord tells children to honor and obey their parents.

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Colossians 3:20

The reason so many people are deceived on this issue, as well as others, is that there is a lack of knowledge in the things of God and a lack of discernment in the body of Christ. Hosea 4:6a says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Many have not been taught nor grounded in the Word of God. We as church leadership owe an apology to the youth of our day because many of us have failed in our responsibility to speak out on the issues of the day and have allowed the influences of the world to shape our society. Many Christian parents have failed in their responsibility also, as they have been too involved in chasing the American Dream instead of raising our children in the nurture and admonition of God as commanded in the Bible. Ephesians 6:4 says, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

One note of warning  to the church on this subject of tattoos. We have a generation now of young people that love the Lord yet do not understand all of His ways. Soon we are also going to be seeing a great revival among the youth of the world. The youth of this day want a real cause to live and die for. Most have not seen true Christianity. However, when they do come to Christ many will be bringing their tattoos, dress, music and old habits with them right into the church. We must be sure that we do not despise them nor look down on them, but rather welcome and love them and gently teach them the ways of the Lord. We are called to love and pray for them and help them avoid making some of the mistakes we have made in our own walk with the Lord. We need to be true mothers and fathers to them. Yes, we must speak the truth in love, but let us make sure we are loving them and not condemning them. On the other hand, we must not accept all that they would desire to bring with them that would harm them and compromise the Word of God. We will all need God’s grace to bridge the generation gap. We would recommend a great article written by a young Christian on this very subject. Click here to read Bridging the Generation Gap.

If you, through ignorance, have received a tattoo or allowed your children to have one, you should pray against any evil or witchcraft that may have come through the circumstances when that tattoo was received. Some people receive tattoos before they are “born again” and after they are touched by the Lord, they wish they had never had it done. The Lord loves you, so do not come under any condemnation, just pray over them and ask the Lord to remove any spiritual influences denoted by the tattoo and He will do it. The Lord looks on our hearts and motives and judges us by those, not our outward appearance. However, if the tattoo bothers you and you cannot cover it, you can have it removed by laser surgery.

The bottom line for this issue would be to ask the popular youth slogan, “What Would Jesus Do?” I don’t believe we will ever see Jesus with a tattoo. The only scars on His body are the ones put there by evil men that crucified Him. They were not self inflicted. Overcomers will put away anything that leads to bigger compromises.


Testimony Regarding Tattoos

When I was in high school I really wanted to get a tattoo and a body piercing. So, during high school I got a body piercing (in my bellybutton). Shortly after I graduated from high school I got a tattoo. Neither action was well thought-out, but more of a spur of the moment thing. In fact, I’m grateful that the man who did my tattoo wouldn’t do what I originally wanted. He told me to go home and really think about it until I knew what I wanted and where I wanted it. If he would have done whatever I wanted at that moment, I would be even more regretful at this point. So, I ended up getting something I thought I would want for the rest of my life on my ankle. Now, about five years after I got my tattoo I have a scar where my body piercing was and a tattoo that I wish I didn’t have.

I got a navel piercing and tattoo to be different and cool. After a while of having both, I didn’t care much about showing them off. It really surprised me in a way when people would point to me and ask me about my tattoo. It started to annoy me that when certain people noticed my body piercing or tattoo, I suddenly had become more cool in their eyes. I felt like they liked me more, only after they had found out that I was the type of person who would have a body piercing or tattoo.

Shortly after I got my tattoo, I realized that a lot more people from many different groups of society were getting body piercings and tattoos. The trend of tattoos and body piercings was becoming popular among more and more people regardless of what “group” they were in (i.e. the “rebellious” crowd, as well as the more average straight-laced group of people).

After a few years I got sick of my body piercing because so many other people were doing the same thing. Then it came down to deciding whether I wanted metal or a scar. I chose the scar.

Here’s why:

After I was touched by the Lord I was told by a friend that body piercing and tattoos were wrong because the Bible said so. I was immediately defensive and confused. I wanted to follow the Lord and do what was right in His eyes. So, while I was with my friend one time we decided to look it up in our NIV Bibles for ourselves. We found Leviticus 19:28: “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.”

We couldn’t find anything that directly said you should not pierce your body. In fact, I was surprised to see in certain parts of Scripture that women wore nose rings in the Old Testament. For instance, Abraham’s servant gave Rebekah a nose ring as a gift when he knew he had found the right wife for Isaac (Genesis 24:34-51, NIV) . I believe, however, that nose rings were common in their culture, just as common as earrings have been in American culture for a long time. Therefore, there is not the same reasons behind Rebekah wearing a nose ring as someone in America might have today. It would be as simple as her being given earrings today.

I decided to pray about whether it was right for me to have a body piercing and tattoo. During the time I was praying and seeking God about this the Lord led me to Scriptures such as 1 Corinthians 6:19: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

I was also convicted by 1 Corinthians 3:16: “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.”

I felt that I had harmed my body by tattooing it and piercing it. I passed out when I got my body pierced and came close to passing out when I got my tattoo. Basically, I went through a lot of pain to look cool. I felt that it was wrong for me to have pierced and tattooed my body, especially because of the reasons behind both – vanity and pride. Between vanity and pride and harming my body that the Lord had created I knew that I had sinned. Now I can see that I was not honoring God with my body by piercing it and putting a permanent mark on it. Although I was able to remove my piercing, my tattoo is not something that I can just wash away. It is on my leg to stay.

I know the Lord has forgiven me. His grace and love are so amazing. I was living a sinful, ungodly life and then I found the Lord. Jesus died for us all and God raised Him from the dead so that our sins can be forgiven and that we may be cleansed of our iniquities. Now, we can enter into an amazing love relationship with Him. God did this all through Jesus! The point of this testimony is to share how I was convicted of sin in my life. It doesn’t matter what the sin was. We all need to repent and follow the Lord. If we love Him, we will obey Him.

If you love me, you will obey what I command. John 14:15


This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:3-5

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Simple as A B C


By Lindsey Newburn, 2012-09-02

 SIMPLE AS

John sat across from me in a , his face a radiant glow, wiping away tears, and his heart filled with a great sweeping sense of peace.

 He looked at me and said, "Pastor, You mean all of my sins are forgiven? Every one of them?"

I replied, "Yes, John. All of them.  Every sin you have ever committed are forgiven." 

Then he asked a question I shall never forget. "Why do we make it so difficult?"

People tend to make spiritual things a lot more complicated than God intended them to be. However, Jesus gave a promise for everyone to claim by simple faith. 

Are you.......   Tired of shallow relationships? Successful but unfulfilled? Afraid of the future? Stressed out and wanting something more from life? Lonely and feel like giving up?

Have you….  Been let down by people and or religions ?

We are glad you found us. come as you are.

MAYBE YOU THINK  ARE A CHRISTIAN, BUT STILL LOST ? 

Please don"t let religion or other people fool you or lead you down the wrong road. Jesus and His words have the true answers, please take the time to read below it could your your life for the better.

Being a Christian is:  not keeping a set of rules. not being baptized in water. not living a moral and ethical life. not trying to do your best. not just being a member of a church.

Real Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ

Many people think they are a Christian simply because they are born into a Christian family or nation.

Others think being a church member or living a moral life makes them a Christian.

But a real Christian is one who has received Jesus Christ, and acknowledges Him as Lord and God.

May be you don't have Jesus in your heart or you are not in fellowship with God.  What ever denomination you are in, you must be born again.

JESUS SAID  YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN

If you believe in Jesus Christ then you have to believe in His words.

You must be Born again 

Jesus said: "I am the bread of life" John 6:35, and "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6. He also said, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the  unless he is bornagain" John 3:3.  

 

 

 

            ABC'S Of Salvation

 

 

 

Have you asked Jesus to be your Saviour? He’s waiting to hear from you!

A - Admit

Admit honestly to God that you have sinned and disobeyed Him.
The Bible says:


  • Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
  • Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death (everlasting punishment).”

No sin is allowed in heaven.

 

B - Believe

Believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose again. His blood was shed to pay for your sins.
The Bible says:


  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”
  • Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Because Jesus loves you so much, He took the punishment for you so that you can be forgiven.

 

C - Choose

Choose to trust Jesus alone for the forgiveness of your sins.
The Bible says:


  • Romans 10:13 “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
  • John 3:18 “He who believes in Him (Jesus) is not condemned.” 

When you trust in Jesus Christ alone to  you, God forgives you! You become His child, and He promises you a home in heaven forever! Put your trust in Jesus as your Saviour from sin. Do it today, and begin following Him by obeying His Word, the Bible.

 

Next Say This Prayer Believing With All Your Heart

 Dear Father, forgive me.  I know I have done wrong in the past. I know I have done things that you would not approve of and for this I ask for forgiveness of all my sins in Jesus' name. Jesus I believe You suffered and died on the cross to pay the FULL price for my sin, and to give me new life. I thank you for saving me and I invite you into my heart to be my Lord and Saviour, and my friend .”  In Your name I pray this prayer today. Amen..

 


If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you can be sure you are a Christian. You are not a Christian because you go to church, or because you do good things. The Bible says "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" Romans 10:9. Christ came to die for our sins, so that "To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God"John 1:12


By saying this prayer out loud you have been heard by God and have heard it yourself meeting God's requirement to be saved. You are now a born-again child of God the Father through the shed blood of Jesus! 

Continue with the blessing God has given you and pray each day. You'll never be the same! Find a good Word of God preaching church or house Church or group, and become a part of a fellowship family who will love and care for you  as you love and care for them. We need to be hooked up to each other. It increases our strength in God. It's God's plan for us to be in an earthly family of believers even though our natural family may not be. Join fellowship websites and learn more on line and fellowship with other Brothers and Sisters from many nations.  click the tab above and visit our own fellowship website, and if you like it then you can join up for free.

TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH READ AND STUDY THIS FOLLOWING MESSAGE THAT HAVE BEEN PUT TOGETHER USING THE HOLY BIBLE.  

 

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Danger of False teachers


By Lindsey Newburn, 2012-10-03

2 Peter 2

DANGERS of FALSE TEACHERS and THEIR DESTRUCTION

We have looked in Chapter 1 the need of growth in our relationship with Christ and the Power of Christ transforming us with the Holy Spirit doing an ongoing work

WHAT ARE WE FOCUSED ON AND WHAT INFLUENCES OUR THOUGHTS, DESIRES and SUBSEQUENT ACTIONS

2 Peter 2 reveals about damnable heresies that deny the Lord with an increase in immorality in the latter days 2 Peter 2:1-3 1 Timothy 4:1

DO WE ABSORB THE TRUTHS OF GOD’S WORD with OUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST along with PRAYER RELEASING THE SANCTIFYING WORK AVAILABLE IN CHRIST

False heresies are opinions independent of divine truth

2 Peter 2:4-7 Reveals the last days hold a warning against false teachers with Luke 17:26-29 revealing Noah and the flood and the deliverance of Lot out of Sodom and Gomorrah are models of end time deliverance and judgment

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation 2 Peter 2:9 GOD PRESERVES COMMITTED BELIEVERS IN THE MIDST OF EVIL CIRCUMSTANCES AS WE SO ABIDE STEADFAST IN CHRIST WITH HIS WORD ABIDING STEADFAST IN US

A description of False Teachers

Them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government being presumptuous and self willed not afraid to speak evil of others….speaking evil of things that they do not understand 2 Peter 2:10-12 Having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls with covetous practices…forsaking the right way 2 Peter 2:14- 15 These are wells without water to whom the mist of darkness is reserved For when they speak great swelling words of vanity they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness those that were clean 2 Peter 2:17-18 with False teachers being the servants of corruption

THE CHARACTER THAT IS SENSUAL, ARROGANT AND INDULGENT REFLECTING THE LIFESTYLE OF FALSE TEACHERS 2 Peter 2:10-22

The right way is contrasted with the way of Balaam. The way was a designation for early Christianity Acts 9:2 Acts 19:9 & 23 Acts 22:4 Acts 24:14 & 22 Balaam the prophet was ready to curse God’s people apparently for profit, illustrating the greed of false teachers who deceive and exploit for personal gain Numbers 22- 24 Revelations 2:14 2 Peter 2:15

WELLS WITHOUT WATER ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO INSTEAD OF OFFERING THAT WHICH SATISFIES THE NEEDS OF GOD’S PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY INDIVIDUALS EMPTY AND VOID OF THE REALITY OF CHRIST WITH SCRIPTURE CONFIRMING THEM AS FALSE TEACHERS 2 Peter 2:17

FALSE TEACHERS ARE MOTIVATED BY THE FLESH OFFERING CARNAL OR SOULISH SATISFACTION WITH DOCTRINE THAT IS CONTRARY TO THE TRUTH.

WE EACH MUST USE THE WORD OF GOD TO MEASURE ACCURATELY THE WORDS OF ANOTHER BEING SENSITIVE TO THE LEADING AND PROMPTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WE WOULD BE PARTAKERS OF DIVINE TRUTHS

REJECT ANY TEACHING THAT DENIES THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS BE ESTABLISHED SO THAT YOU CANNOT BE LURED BACK INTO SIN BY FALSE DOCTRINE 2 Peter 2:18-22

False teachers having experienced the cleansing power of Christ are now rejecting him having returned to their former corrupt life style

BELIEVERS WHO FALL INTO APOSTASY BY DELIBERATELY REJECTING THE DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST ARE IN A MORE TRAGIC POSITION THAN UNCONVERTED PAGANS Hebrews 6:4-6 Hebrews 10:26 2 Peter 2:20-21

Many in the middle east especially Muslims are receiving divine visions of Jesus that is turning them to encounter the reality of Jesus Christ and Him crucified for the sins of mankind and thereby partaking of His resurrection power that the Power of the Holy Spirit can do a creative and ongoing work in their lives

HAVE WE BEEN LULLED TO SLEEP BEING IN A STATE OF APATHY AND INDIFFERENCE OR ARE WE OPEN AND RECEPTIVE TO THAT WHICH HE ALONE CAN ACCOMPLISH AND BRING TO PASS IN OUR HEART AND LIFE

Peter gives three warning signs for identifying false teachers

…SHAMEFUL WAYS…Do their lives contain or condone immoral practices. Does the group listening have immoral sexual relationships …GREED…Teachers have a right to financial support but is money the teacher’s prime motivation? Evaluate with care if the individual is clearly serving God or merely promoting their own interests? …LYING…not having scriptural backing for their beliefs

BELIEVERS TODAY WOULD DO WELL TO HEED PETER’S WARNINGS AGAINST FALSE TEACHERS FOR THE DANGER IS GREAT

FALSE TEACHERS TWIST CHRIST’S TEACHINGS AND BELITTLE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JESUS LIFE, DEATH AND RESURRECTION CLAIMING THAT JESUS COULDN’T BE GOD ALLOWING ALL TYPES OF IMMORAL LIFE STYLES

Awake while there is still opportunity to do so and Draw nigh in humility seeking the true reality of the Lord Jesus Christ and being willing to TURN to so APPROPRIATE THE FULL REALITY OF HIS LOVE AND PRESENCE

He reaches forth to bring restoration and as we choose to bind the powers that would thwart His will and purpose so we shall be partakers of the benefits of truly knowing Him personally

Study by Charlotte…August 2012

JESUS IS THE WAY, REVEALING DIVINE TRUTH and THROUGH JESUS WE CAN BE PARTAKERS OF THE TREE OF LIFE

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Faith in the 1st Degree


By Lindsey Newburn, 2012-11-27
Faith In The 1st Degree

Ron & Jan had been datin' for almost 6 years now & loved each other so very,very much. Jan was longin' for the moment that he would pop the question so they could get on with LiFe. Ron had wanted to ask her to marry him many,many TyMeS but seemin'ly just did not have the courage to do so.

But toNyTe he was goin' through with it no matter what it took. He called the fanciest restaurant in town & arranged for a candle LyTe dinner with wine for 7 Pm that evenin'! Called Jan & she said I'll meet ya at 7,she just had the feelin' that this was her big NyTe!

Ron arrived at the restaurant 'bout 10 mins early & was seated. He was nervously awaitin' Jan when he heard a car crash just down the street. He ran outSyDe & saw what was left of Jan's mingled car layin' on its top. He races down but there is no movement,he calls her name but no response! By this TyMe police & ambulance have both arrived,they load her & rush her to the hospital.

Jan is in a coma & the Drs all tell Ron that she's probably not goin' to survive. But he said yes she is I'm goin' to marry her! Ron sits by her bedSyDe relentlessly day & NyTe,prays,tells her stories & TyMe & TyMe again asks her to marry him. He tells of his love for her & That he wants her to be the 1 person to bare his children. He talks 'bout the home he has planed for them & all the things he had always wanted to tell her before but seemin'ly didn't have the courage to do so.

The Drs tell Ron again she's not goin' to get any better,it's TyMe to consider takin' her off all support. Ron says Dr you must be crazy or something I know a man called Jesus who said "By My Stripes Ye Are Healed!" He said we have to give her more TyMe,she'll be just fine!

He still sits by her bedSyDe NyTe & day & prays.The days turn into weeks & the weeks into months but he's always RyTe by her SyDe.It's been 11 months now & the Drs are determined that the TyMe has come to unplug all LiFe support! Ron says please give me just this 1 more day to spend with her before ya do that ok? And they finally agree.

Ron was sittin' by her bedSyDe holdin' her hand with his EyEs closed still prayin' & believin' in a miracle when all at once he felt her squeeze his hand. He opened his EyEs to the most beautiful smile he had ever seen. Jan was awake after an 11 month coma.She pulled him over to her kissed him & said thank for always bein' here for me. Thank you for the beautiful stories ya told me & 'bout the home your goin' to build for us. But most of all thank ya for prayin' day & NyTe & for never givin' up on me! I thank you for "FAITH IN THE 1st DEGREE!!!!!"And "OH YES,YES,YES I WILL MARRY YA"

Ron & Jan are now happily married & they have that home he promised her only because he was guilty of "Faith In The 1st Degree" What kind of faith is that you might ask? It's faith that never fails!

Now you know the story of "Faith In The 1st Degree"

God Bless Y'All,Bro.Charley
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