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Will You Let God Set You Free!?

The Power to Break the Chain of Lies so you can be FREE“ Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Gal. 4:16! This page belongs to Minister Clarence F. Sargent

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So sad

Approximately 6 weeks from conception, i.e. 8 ...
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This is so sad

Month one

Mommy
I am only 8 inches long
but I have all my organs.
I love the sound of your voice.
Every time I hear it
I wave my arms and legs.
The sound of your heart beat
is my favorite lullaby.

Month Two

Mommy
today I learned how to suck my thumb.
If you could see me
you could definitely tell that I am a baby.
I’m not big enough to survive outside my home though.
It is so nice and warm in here

Month Three

You know what Mommy
I’m a boy!!
I hope that makes you happy.
I always want you to be happy.
I don’t like it when you cry.
You sound so sad.
It makes me sad too
and I cry with you even though
you can’t hear me.

Month Four

Mommy
my hair is starting to grow.
It is very short and fine
but I will have a lot of it.
I spend a lot of my time exercising.
I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes
and stretch my arms and legs.
I am becoming quite good at it too.

Month Five

You went to the doctor today.
Mommy, he lied to you.
He said that I’m not a baby.
I am a baby Mommy, your baby.
I think and feel.
Mommy, what’s abortion?

Month Six

I can hear that doctor again.
I don’t like him.
He seems cold and heartless.
Something is intruding my home.
The doctor called it a needle.
Mommy what is it? It burns!
Please make him stop!
I can’t get away from it!
Mommy! HELP me!

Month Seven

Mommy
I am okay.
I am in Jesus‘ arms.
He is holding me.
He told me about abortion.
Why didn’t you want me Mommy?

Every Abortion Is Just . . .

One more heart that was stopped.
Two more eyes that will never see.
Two more hands that will never touch.
Two more legs that will never run.
One more mouth that will never speak.

Before you take the life of your baby, really consider all your options. Would you rather be fat for a while, or kill your child?

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21 Truths About The Election of God: Part 2

Here is Truth number 2, a very important thought to consider about God’s Election of man to salvation. It is that God’s purpose for his creation preceded the work of his creation, that in his foreknowledge God knew every movement of the history of every atomic particle through out time and its relationship to your life and the lives of every man, woman, and child. God knew what you would decide to do in his plan before creation was born into existence. With that knowledge in mind let us realize that Satan and ALL of Hell itself CANNOT change a single thing ABOUT your Salvation…ever! No lie from him can alter your peace of mind unless YOU decide otherwise but the change is ONLY COSMETIC in nature not FACTUAL!

Acts 1:18 Plainly states..”Known to God are ALL HIS WORKS from the beginning of the world.”

Who are we to question the God that formed the smallest sub-atomic particle in the palm of his hand, that knew I would one day accept his grace and be saved? We presume to know more than the creator because of the pride we have in our small-minded accomplishments, never taking into consideration just how far from perfect we are! You see, God started perfection and Sin spoiled that perfection; twisting into the exact opposite of its intent in our lives. It is our IMPERFECTION that blinds us to our own ignorance and thus deceives us into believing the opposite of what will bring true peace.

We as human beings stand here judging God’s FINISHED WORKS with our imperfect little minds and actions BUT fail to judge our works the same as those of God….Why is that? Are we just afraid to face our failure as imperfect beings? Is it so hard for us to believe that someone else holds the keys to our success? Are we so filled with pride as to believe that we in our many imperfections could ever make a perfect thought about  our eternal destiny?

Just what is God’s purpose anyway? We define Purpose as “the intent behind an action being done, an object existing or being made or used for something.” God’s purpose then, was synonymous with the goal or the “intended result” of his actions in creation. Nothing that God did in creation ever conflicted with anything else in creation, there was perfect balance until SIN entered at the core of creation and ruined perfection. Each creative act of God accomplished  his intent of heart and it was ‘good”. Now because of “Sin’s mess” God must do an “end-around” the mess using the problem to the advantage of the person. God is perfect wisdom and knows the end from the beginning even though in our pride we think it could be done better…why? Because of demonic knowledge being inserted into our minds, which in some cases has validity not because Satan knows more than God but because HE KNOWS MORE THAN WE DO!

Purpose is a “designed fail-safe” in every particle in the universe that even “sin” cannot change, it may delay the obvious but purpose will prevail no matter what. The cause of the universe is God. And as he is outside of the physical creation he made and as Time itself is not eternal, but a created element, God can work unrestricted. Satan on the other hand is bound within the concept of Time and must act within its limitations. In eternity there is NO CLOCK to track us down. God operates on an eternal framework NOT on a Limited Time framework, that’s why his timing seems off from ours. When God WILLS something done he wills it from eternity where there is no beginning nor end, therefore what he wills HAS ALWAYS BEEN from his perspective of timelessness! When Satan “Wills” something done on the other hand it is bound to the timing of God not Satan, and thus ruled over by God and his church. We through the power of God can change the will of Satan in the lives of men and thus bring into perfection that which was imperfect, but is never as easy as it sounds in this sentence. After-all we are dealing with a being who after God is the most wise and knowledgable creäture in existence though imperfect in that knowledge because of his fall from heaven. Even in heaven before Satan’s fall, God was ALL-KNOWING as he still is! Satan is NO match for God’s knowledge nor his purpose for that matter, but Satan being a master at deception giving him the ability to manipulate his limited knowledge to seem more than he is and that is enough to deceive man.

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11).

Since God’s WILL is Eternal in nature it would be wrong for us to think of anything in the word of God as grounded to this limited existence or its impure science, if it states it in the word of God (which is his written WILL) THEN ALL THAT IS WRITTEN HAS BEEN FULFILLED ALREADY in Gods perspective. It would be totally correct to think of what God states in the Word of God as “SENT PRE-FULFILLED”  as written down 1,000’s of years ago, because when God says something IT IS ACCOMPLISHED AS IT LEAVES HIS LIPS! As the bible says in Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is (NOT JUST CONTAINS) THE EVIDENCE of things NOT NOW SEEN.” The Bible has WORDS that are the containers of FAITH (OR EVIDENCE to our world of God.) God’s promises come to us CONTAINING THE FULFILLMENT OF WHAT IS ASKED FOR within them, it is not “TIME” that’s required to believe BUT “GOD’S TIMING”, for if God sent the answer he knows the moment his purpose must be released to be effective within his creation. God made a plan for all of Eternity that was perfect in every detail….Satan plans his plans to interfere with God’s perfections BUT what even Satan cannot understand that God’s purposes once proclaimed from his essence cannot ever be reverted from. Satan is self-deceived, believing that HE not God can alter creation to his reputation and likeness. This blindness has passed to all men through sin and is not repairable except through repentance. True repentance places us in the position to be realigned with God’s original purpose which is totally in opposition to Satan’s plan for us and puts us on his “Hit list” to attack harder than others who follow his plan! This is why Bad things happen to “Repented” Good people who follow the original creative plan of God.

It is NOT in our power to know ALL there is to know of God’s perfect plans for us but it is in our power to know they are “perfect for us” in this time even as more of his plan is revealed in the next moment of time. It is required of us not to know the “end of plan” but to follow the plan to that end with much patience of soul. We as his body can find comfort in the working out of our lives as ALREADY accomplished before the foundations of creation by God but the man who knows not God’s working in his life finds this appalling to him, that someone else has control over his destiny. It is the NOT knowing that godless men take comfort in, because in not knowing is no guilt and in no guilt is false peace. But for the true believer peace is found in the knowing that God is in control. What makes the difference? Surrender of self-will to God’s will, takes the Christian from “no knowledge of true peace” to an in-depth peace of  soul that is layered every day with new revelations of God’s plan for him or her!

This is from a Lame web-site called http://godisimaginary.com/i6.htm and as can be plainly seen they get this stupid idea from “so-called believers” who have NO grounding in reality whatsoever and use this line of reason to say God’s plan is evil with this reasoning attached: “God’s plan” is the way that Christians traditionally explain things like amputations, cancer, hurricanes and car accidents. For example, if a Christian dies a painful and tragic death because of cancer, she dies as part of God’s plan. Her death has a purpose. God called her home for a reason. Even if something bad happens to a Christian, it is actually good because it is part of God’s plan.” and thus the result is this dumb statement:”If the concept of “God’s plan” is true, you can first of all see that God wants us to be aborting children. Every single abortion is planned by God, so God must be doing it for a reason.”

This line of reasoning has possessed the ungodly mind to discredit God when in fact it reveals just how far from perfect we are. This IN NO WAY is the truth, God’s plan has never been more misrepresented than in this way. They are assuming that all evil is a part of his plan when the bible is clear that evil is the by-product of man’s own desire coming in conflict with God’s purpose for good. That does not mean that God will not use man’s screw-up to get us back to his original perfect plan without the screw-up. Man not God is the creator of evil desire, and God does not DO EVIL , HE USES THE INTENT OF EVIL FOR A GOOD END that would not have happened without His intervention! The intent of Abortion is to do murder to the unborn but God’s intent is to turn this around for good..but how? First of all Abortion is not a single victim sin, it hurts all connected to it including the doctor performing the deed. So it is God’s purpose to save all involved after the fact, but he was not planning the death of the child to do it that is on man’s conscience. God can save by many and by few, from sin or through sin, that choice is ours. Does a doctor make men sick by intention only that he might heal them later? If men do not do this and we are made in God’s image, then God cannot be said to do this either by the same rules of logic!

No so-called Proof on the above site is unexplainable with simple spiritual logic. The problem is not what they say but with the direction of their question, it is always presupposed that God is imaginary, that he does not exist and in this state of mind no evidence is good enough to convince the mind otherwise. Even if God himself stood before an Atheist proving his power, the Atheist would never believe and blame the “God who isn’t there” for the whole mess he’s in. This is the mixed up state of the mind in the darkness of deception, because to believe in anything the Atheist says begs the question of God’s existence. If what the Atheist says of God is true then he MUST EXIST albeit in an evil twisted state but if God is NOT THERE then every word they use to insult him is pointless drivel ment to make them feel better in their denial!

Remember, the plan of God is not the same plan that Satan has for our lives and the two will always conflict with each other. The Atheist denies Satan’s existence so they cannot grasp the idea of a second plan in conflict with God’s plan, and the Church stepped in much conflict of its own in its belief of both so how can the unbeliever ever know the difference if we don’t? The world looks to false religion to see a God that’s repelled by religion’s hypocrisy and hates mans evil mental attempts to understand him that come short of his greatness. God can ONLY be understood through spiritual purity of heart, a repentant heart free from the sin of blindness. False human Religion is anything but pure, it is the blind leading the blind over a cliff. If anyone looks for God within this realm they find a mixed-up version of who God is, filtered through man’s ideas of what God should be like mixed with what the bible says he is like. Religion of men is “Conflict in motion” churning out daily more and more confusion and misdirection at every turn. ALL man made faith of any kind is guilty of this, it cannot be helped for true faith is born out of the true God and cannot be birthed out of “good intents”. This is the worlds play ground not God’s so we cannot find him there, mixed with mortal ideas. We insult the purpose of God by trying to understand him in mortal terms when he is bigger than the universe itself.

What is “The Election of God?” series:

21 Truths about the Election of God Part 1


Before I begin with this teaching about this very important subject I would first like to discuss the issue of “TRUTH” vs. “DOGMATIC IDEAS” as the concept of one man’s ideas against another do not join to form a Truth, necessarily. Many “truthful ideas” put together end to end by men do not make a doctrine of godly origin. It is very important to any biblical doctrine plainly taught in scripture that we not consume its obvious teaching and then turn around and ADD our ideas or TAKE AWAY God’s intent from it and thus be equally consumed by the wrath of God or our stupidity.
Too often we look at each churches “DOGMAS” or statements of faith  and assume that the truth of God lies there in every churches belief. But upon closer review it is not possible for this to be true. TRUTH, Biblical based exact Truth is EXCLUSIVE TO GOD ALONE, as he dictated it through the prophets!
Man on the other hand is INCAPABLE without the Holy Spirit’s help of finding or telling the truth as God sees truth. Why is this? Because man’s heart the bible says is “wholly wicked and perverse”! And without God’s cleansing power working 24\7, 365 days a year that perverseness blinds us to what the truth really is. Remember that God requires “100% truth” not partial watered down truth in any form. The Holy Spirit MUST o.k. what the Church teaches and believes or of what value is it? Many things have been stated over the years about the Election of God, who’s saved and why but the Truth of God remains after all the talk has faded into eternity.


The first truth from scripture that we must learn and learn well is that God HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE . “Eternity” is one of the most misunderstood and untaught biblical ideas of all time. When I say God has always been I DO NOT MEAN that God was at some point BORN out of nothingness in the distant past. GOD WAS before everything else WAS including time itself, he is the source of all physical matter the beginning of all forms of life ( Organic matter) and non-life ( Inorganic matter ) ! God is NOT “the Big Bang” he is the origin of the spark that began the Universe.
Eternity describes a state of being that has no beginning and no end outside of normal space-time. God is the source of Eternity and normal space-time!
There are many questions that man has about the nature of “time” and thus eternity itself like:

Time unfolds as a scroll before God who exists outside of Time!

1. We live in an expanding universe.

2. Mass radiates gravitons which interact with space.

3. Mass produces negative curvature in space.(General Relativity)

4 Time slows in negatively curved space. (General Relativity)

5. Time also slows in moving objects. (Special Relativity)

6. Forces cut in strength as part of slowing of time. (From the thought experiment)

The above concepts when combined with the following definition of time gives new insight into the laws of the universe:

Time is the presence of motion and forces and  caused by the expansion of space

1. Gravitons radiating from matter (under influence of expanding space) interact with space to slow its expansion.

2. Slower expansion produces negative curvature in space.

3. Motion is slower and forces are weaker where expansion of space is slower and this is perceived as slower time in gravity.

4. Total amount of motion and forces (i.e. Energy) imparted by expanding space to a mass is a constant (MC^2).
Therefore when the
velocity of an object is increased the motion at the atomic level reduces and forces weaken in proportion, which is the observed
slowing of time in moving bodies.
Is time an emergent concept?
Why does time slow down in gravity? “when an object is accelerated. To increase the velocity of an object we have to apply force. The force changes the way space acts on that object. The object interacts with space and the expansion of space slows in front of object
and becomes faster behind the object. As time is related to expansion of space this sets up a time differential with slower time in front of
the object and faster time behind perpetuating the motion. The objects moves in time differential from faster to slower time.”
Why does time slow down in motion ?
Because TIME around us IS PERCEIVED THROUGH our actions. We perceive when there is no motion time seems slows down in our perceptions.  The more preoccupied with life the faster time seems to go in our perception! God, being the origin of time cannot be limited by perceptions of time thus he can travel through time at will because he exists outside of time!
Why is this important to biblical teachings?
Because if we perceive God improperly from wrong beliefs then any biblical doctrine we attempt to teach will be perceived wrongly as well. Perception means “the act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension, insight or intuition, or the faculty for these. It is the understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving, or a specific idea, concept, impression, etc.
What we know about God directly affects how we believe everything in life and what direction our lives take, in relation to TRUTH. There is ONLY one Truth, and that is God; but once the concept of God is twisted by Satan into another form then any real Truth is altered from being an immovable anchor to being a mere concept in our minds. We then spend our lives finding ideas that match our versions of truth rather than being anchored to REAL TRUTH.
If it is not obvious by now where I’m going with this…here goes! Our problems start when we try to do with God what we do with Time…percieve him as “WE WILL him to be” instead of holding to what the bible says in black & white as a truthful perception of God himself. “Isn’t the concept of god a matter of individual perception?” No God cannot be looked at nor perceived as “what we want him to be in our limited finite minds as we do with our perceptions of time , he exists totally outside the concept of time.

The real Key to understanding all of Life is to Understand God first!

However, it is not God who is the “ever changing” concept here, he NEVER has and NEVER will change. It is our weak human perceptions of who God really is that keep changing with our lifestyle changes. In order to excuse our sins before a holy God we must “change who he is in our minds” so as not to feel guilty of our sin! To know the true and living God as the bible states is to be “Settled and Anchored” in our lives JUST AS GOD IS with himself! There is no way EVER to think wrong about anything in life if we become ONE with the creator of life. Instead we believe our “own press” about ourselves being the be all, end all in the universe of ideas…..FAR FROM IT!
“….many worship their consciences formed by their own earthly experiences. Their consciences are nothing more than an inner voice, a sort of a moral policeman that has taken up residence within. Can it be trusted? Do we trust ours? This is better than nothing, but conscience is easily perverted and often abnormally developed because it is almost entirely dependent upon upbringing and propaganda from this world’s media. Since this is Satan’s world, there is little chance that a person’s conscience will be entirely aligned with God’s standards…… Others superimpose on God their conceptions of a human father, but this, too, is woefully inadequate. What if one has no father as part of his life? What if his father was stupid, foolish, tyrannical, or over-indulgent? What kind of positive impression will that leave? Is God merely a grand old man, a head-patting, gray-headed, somewhat doddering person whose mind wanders back to better times, forgetful of what is occurring on the earth and in our lives?”
Read more here:
http://bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/1994/False-Concept-of-God.htm#ixzz0cLhrpAUF
There will be much more in understanding Election as I go on in this teaching, and I am attempting to dispel common myths about salvation as I go so it may take some time to complete this series.

THE HEAVENLY CITY OF LIGHT coming down from the Heavens!

images6The Holy City

“That great city—the holy Jerusalem.”—Revelation 21:10.This city is not earthly, but heavenly, and is among the heavenly things said by the apostle to be purified by the ‘better sacrifices’ (Hebrews 4:23). Why did such a city need ‘purifying?’ Not because it was unclean, but because sinners were to dwell in it; and they would have defiled it, had it not been for the great sacrifice. For the blood does two things—it makes the unclean clean, and it keeps the clean from being defiled. Its use in the holy of holies was not to cleanse that place, but to prevent its being defiled by the entrance of the sinner. Our possession of this heavenly city, then, we owe to the blood of the Lamb; and hence He stands on Mount Zion, and sits on the throne, as the Lamb slain (Revelation 5:6, 14:1).

The earthly Jerusalem is to be cleansed from its impurity by the blood of the Lamb; and the heavenly Jerusalem is to be preserved from impurity by the same blood. The inhabitants of both will find that they owe all to this blood. It is the blood which opens the entrance—and it is the blood which secures the everlasting possession for sinners. This double efficacy of the blood we see also in the case of the elect angels. It is this that keeps them from falling, just as it is this that raises man out of his fall. Let us prize that blood which works such wonders. It is ‘precious blood.’ O man, do not trample on it!

But let us mediate on the city as described in these two chapters. It contains in it everything that is excellent and lovely, perfect and enduring.1. It is a great city. ‘That great city,’ said John, gazing on it. Its province is vast, beyond Babylon, or Nineveh, or Paris, or London. That ‘mighty city,’ says John, speaking of Babylon the Great (Revelation 18:10); but this is mightier far. There has been no city like it. It is the city, the one city—the great metropolis of the mighty universe—the mighty city of the mighty God.2. It is a well-built city. Its builder and maker is God. Its foundations are eternal; its walls are jasper; it gates pearls; its streets paved with gold. It is ‘compactly built together,’ a perfect cube, and complete in all its parts, without a break or flaw, or weakness or deformity.3. It is a well-lighted city. Something brighter than sun and moon is given to fill its heaven. The glory of God lights it; the Lamb is its ‘light’ or ‘lamp,’ so that it needs no candle, no sunlight. There is no night there.4. It is a well-watered city. A pure river of the water of life flows through its streets, proceeding from the throne of God and the Lamb. What must its waters be! What must be the rivers of pleasure there! Who in it can ever thirst? Its inhabitants shall thirst no more.5. It is a well-provisioned city. The tree of life is there, with its twelve variety of fruits and its health-giving leaves. It has more than Eden had. It is paradise restored; Paradise and Jerusalem in one; Jerusalem in Paradise, and Paradise in Jerusalem.6. It is a well-guarded city. Not only has it gates, and walls, and towers, which no enemy could scale or force; but at the gates are twelve angels, keeping perpetual watch.7. It is a well-governed city. Its king is the Son of God, the King of kings, Immanuel, the King eternal, whose scepter is righteousness who loves righteousness and hates iniquity. No misrule is there, no disorder, no lawlessness, no rebellion.8. It is a well-peopled city. It has gathered within its walls all generations of the redeemed. Its population is as the sands or the stars; the multitude that no man can number; the millions of the risen and glorified.9. It is a holy city. Its origin is heavenly, and it is perfect as its builder. Nothing that defiles shall enter; no spot or speck or shadow of evil. All is perfection there, divine perfection.10. It is a glorious city. The glory that fills it, and encircles it, is the glory of God. All precious stones are there; no marble nor granite such as we boast of now—all of it is gold, and pearls, and gems. Everything resplendent is there. It shines like the sun.11. It is a blessed city. It is truly ‘the joyous city.’ It is the throne of the blessed One, and all in it is like Him. Its name is Jerusalem—the city of peace. Its King’s name is Solomon—the Prince of peace. There is no enemy there; no sickness, no curse, no death, no weeping, no pain, no sorrow, no change forever. Those who dwell in it shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more (ch. 7:16, 17).

Blessed city! City of peace, and love, and song! Fit accompaniment of the new heavens! Fit metropolis of the new earth, wherein dwells righteousness! How eagerly should we look for it! How worthy of it should we live! It has not yet arrived. Eye has not seen it. But God points to it above, and assures us that it shall come. The right of citizenship is to be had now; and those who are to dwell in it are not angels, but men; not the unfallen, but the fallen. It is as such that we apply for the ‘freedom of the city.’ He who is its Builder and Maker gives it freely. He who is its Prince, whose blood has bought and opened it, gives it freely. He waits to receive applications—no, He entreats men to apply. He announces that whoever will only take Him at His word, and trust Him for entrance into it, shall have it. He specially proclaims to us His own sacrifice, His infinite propitiation, His divine blood-shedding on the cross, and gives us to know that whoever will receive the testimony to this great work of atonement shall enter in through the gates into the city. It is the blood that brings us to the mercy seat—it is the blood that brings us into the city. It will be a joy to enter that joyous city. By this joy we beseech you now to make sure of your citizenship, by making sure of your connection with the King. He who has the King—has the city.

It will be a sorrow to be shut out. By that sorrow we entreat you to make sure. Believing the good news, become citizens of this great and holy city. Then all shall be well with you forever! The New Jerusalem


Map of The New JerusalemZechariah 14 describes the map of the area. The land will be changed.

  1. Mount of Olives (Verse 4). This mountain will split and form a mountain range in the north and south.
  2. Valley (Verse 5, 10). The city will be located on the plains of a valley between these mountains.
  3. Hill (Verse 10). Jerusalem will be on a hill on this plain.
  4. River (Verse 8). A river of living water flows east and west from Jerusalem into a sea in the east and a sea in the west. This is the same river of life that flows from the throne of God. (Revelation 22: 1)
  5. Sun, Moon and Stars (Verse 7). Outer space will change also. Their light will be dimmer than the light coming from the new earth. (Revelation 21: 23)
  6. New Jerusalem. The city comes from heaven, through space, and lands on the Mount of Olives. (Revelation 21: 2, 10)
Green Square. 375 mile border. Blue Square. 1500 mile border. New Jerusalem map The New JerusalemMount of Olives. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in the middle of it toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal: yes, you shall flee, like as you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with you. (Zechariah 14: 4-5)Size. The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as its width; and he measured the city with the rod; fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal. (Revelation 21: 16)

Since the language is ambiguous, the length of each side of the city could be either 375 miles or 1500 miles.

375 Miles (604 kilometers).

The New Jerusalem is 375 miles long and 375 miles wide. It extends from the bottom of the Sinai peninsula to the middle of Syria. And from Cairo to the western border of Iraq. This essentially enclosed the actual area of the Promised Land.

It is also 375 miles high. This extends over 200 miles higher than where the space shuttle flies.

Putting this in perspective, clouds can extend up to 11 miles, the space shuttle orbits at about 150 miles and the space station orbits at about 220 miles.

Our tallest buildings are about a quarter of a mile high.

1500 Miles (2414 kilometers).

If the city is 1500 miles in all three direction, then it extends from the western border of Egypt to eastern Iraq. And from the top of the Black sea to the southern border of Saudi Arabia.

Notice that at this size these facts become very important.

  1. Garden of Eden. The center of the eastern wall, the center gate is located exactly in the place where the Garden of Eden is believed to exist.
  2. The Gate of God. “Babel” means the gate of God. Notice that it was built near the Garden of Eden.
  3. Magog. The Land of Magog is just outside the city. According to Revelation 21, when the New Jerusalem is surrounded, they will come from Gog and Magog.
  4. Egypt and Assyria. They are a part of this enclosed structure. This fulfills the following prophecy. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing In the midst of the land: Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.” (Isaiah 19: 24-25)
  • Egypt “My People”. Two tribes, the children of Joseph were half Egyptian.
  • Assyria “The Work of My Hands”. Abraham was a Syrian from Babylon.
  • Israel “My inheritance”. This is the nation God created through a covenant.
The Garden of Eden “And the Lord God planted a garden towards the east in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed”“And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four rivers. The name of the first is Pishon: it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: if flows around the whole land of Cush. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel [Tigris]: it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.”

(Genesis 2: 8, 10-14).So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the Cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

(Genesis 3: 24).

There are several theories about the location of the Garden of Eden.

  • Iraq. On land, near Ur where the Tigris and Euphrates join before flowing into the Persian Gulf.
  • Persian Gulf. Under the waters of the shores of the Persian Gulf near Iraq.
  • Turkey. Where the Tigris and Euphrates originate. Although it is a possible source, this is not located east of Israel or east of Babylon. So this is wrong.
  • United States. In the south east, along the Florida, Georgia and Alabama border. The United States was joined to Africa in Pangea, but it was not east of Israel. So this is wrong.

Problems in the Garden

The Gihon and the Pishon no longer exist. But the location of the Gihon river has been a problem for all theories, because it does not flow through Cush. In fact, it flows north from the head of all four rivers.

There are two possible explanations:

  1. Nimrod, the Son of Cush. The Gihon flowed through the land of Nimrod. He lived in that area and built the tower of Babel. So, technically, that area is also the land of Cush.
  2. A Circluar River The Gihon could have made a circle around the Arabian coast and joined with the Nile. In fact, there are reports of an Egyptian legend that the Nile was circular. Babylonians mentioned a great river named the “Bitter River” which encircled the earth. Josephus wrote that the River of Eden encircled the earth and was the source of four great rivers Heaven
  • A Name. The Holy city gets a name that reflects its character.

    • Jerusalem (“The City of Peace”). It has a gate that never closes because there is no

    • fear. YHWH Shammah (“The Lord is There”). Since the New Jerusalem becomes

    • the new throne of God. “The circumference of the city shall be eighteen thousand

    • cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord is There.”

    • (Ezekiel 48: 35) YHWH Tsidkenu (“The LORD is our Righteousness”). (Jeremiah

    • 33: 16) Hephzibah (“My delight is in her”). God is as happy over us as a

    • bridegroom is for his bride. Beulah (“Married”). Christ comes to marry us and the

    • land and we get the rights of children and the bride. It will no longer be said to

    • you, “Forsaken (Azubah)”, Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate

    • (Shemamah)”. But you will be called “My delight is in her (Hephzibah)” and your

    • land “Married (Beulah)”. For the Lord delights in you and to Him your land will

    • be married. (Isaiah 62: 4)

    • The Wicked Are Not There. This is referred to directly and symbolically.

      • And there was no more sea. This could refer to the restored Eden where there

      • was no large bodies of water. However, the wicked are symbolically described

      • as the sea in prophecy and this text could also be referring to this fact. And he

      • said to me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and

      • multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (Revelation 17: 15)

      • But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. (Isaiah 57: 20)

      • The Fearful, and Unbelieving (Verse 8). Those who are sinful, who do not

      • “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ”, will be fearful at the presence of God.

      • They

      • do not have the perfect love which puts aside all fear. Fear or cowardice is not

      • a sin, but it may lead to the silent acceptance of sin around you because you

      • value yourself more than others. The reference to the cowardly specifically

      • targets the people in the last days who need moral courage to stand up against

      • the beast at the risk of their life.


      • The Dogs. These are the same people outside the city who surround it and

      • attack God. They are defeated and destroyed. When they become ashes on the

      • earth, they literally become the footstool of God. Outside are the dogs and

      • sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and

      • everyone who loves and practices lying. (Revelation 22: 15) This is the same

      • list of losers in Revelation 21: 8. Even though people are now teaching that

      • the law has been abolished, we still find Heaven describing the righteous and

      • wicked in terms of their attitude towards the commandments. The law of God is eternal.

  • FINDING THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE, and Making it last!

    Before I found the love of my life, I would ask people who seemed happy in their marriage: “How did you find him/her?” Or “How did you know he/she was the ONE?” Many times the couple would answer, “You just KNOW!”

    My question would always be: “But HOW did you know?”

    Sometimes their answers left me confused. My friends and I would discuss this at length, trying to understand the “magic” of finding the right person. We read a lot of books, and at times became even more confused.

    Do you wonder if you’ll ever find “the ONE”?? Are you afraid of making a mistake in your choice of a mate? Or maybe you’ve seen too many marriages fail, and are discouraged with the whole concept of marriage.

    1. Become a Christian not just a “Religious nut” without direction from God, and live by God’s principles.

    For those of you who aren’t Christians, you may wonder why I’ve put this first. “What does believing in God or being a Christian have to do with having a good marriage?” you may ask. First, we are not saying that non-Christians cannot have a decent marriage. Also, I am painfully aware of the statistics that show that “Christian” marriages end in divorce just as often as other marriages in American society. (More on that in a minute.)

    But for marriage to be the best it can be, and to have the best chance of success, it must be built on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Here’s why:

    God created you, and He also created marriage. In order to experience life the way God intends it to be, we must live according to His directions. If we try to live any way we want, it’s like thinking that any old road will lead us to a specific place – it just doesn’t work.

    Your destination: a great and fulfilling marriage. Your road: a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

    Marriages are built on love. God wrote the book on love (the Bible). In fact, God is love. (1 John 4:16). He loves you and me with a kind of love that is so deep, so passionate, that we may never fully understand it. It’s the kind of love that seems “too good to be true”. When we receive this love from God through a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, we can then give to others some of the very same kind of love. God wants to fill us with a love for our spouse that transcends human love. This is the God-kind of love.

    3 Characteristics of “the God-kind of love” that are essential to a good marriage

    1. Unconditional love. Most “love” we see today is conditional. Conditional love says, “I love you (as long as you continue to make me happy, or at least as long as it remains convenient for me to love you).” Unconditional love says, “I love you no matter what. You can’t earn it, and there’s nothing you can do to deserve it. I choose to love you, and nothing is ever going to change that.” God is the source of true, unconditional love. That’s the way He loves you and me. When we receive that love from God, we can then love others the same way. You won’t be able to truly, unconditionally love your spouse without having the love of God poured out in your heart by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:5) Marriages built on unconditional love are happy, fulfilling marriages.
    2. Commitment. God promises that He will never leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) Likewise, God created marriage to be a commitment for life. That’s the way a Christian should approach marriage. Too many marriages are begun with the underlying understanding that if things get difficult, divorce is always an option. “Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned, right?” Here’s the problem: there are always going to be difficulties in life. There are going to be issues that need to be worked through and forgiven in every marriage. But if the marriage is not founded on a deep sense of commitment, then every time things get tough, the marriage partners start thinking about how they might be happier elsewhere – they may even mention the possibility of divorce. This is extremely harmful to a marriage, because it undermines commitment, which is a key foundation of any marriage. When two people are truly committed to each other, they are implicitly committed to working through their problems, not running from them. It’s always more comfortable in the short term to run from a painful situation, isn’t it? With a real commitment to each other, both partners know that they are “on the same team” – and both are willing to work through any issues that come up. And there is no problem that God can’t remedy!
    3. Unselfish love. Our culture teaches us to put ourselves first and to focus on making ourselves happy. But the Bible teaches something different. True love is unselfish – it puts the interests of the other person first. “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for each other.” (1 John 3:16) Can you imagine the joy we would experience in marriage if both partners were truly more interested in serving the other rather than himself/herself? It’s within our grasp – but only when both partners have the transforming power of Jesus Christ in their lives.

    It is VERY IMPORTANT to understand HOW to treat your relationship:The idea is to handle your relationship JUST LIKE A NEWBORN BABY,JUST HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL…you must care for a relationship the same way..WHY? Because “Fleshly Love”IS COMPLETELY BLIND TO FAULTS AND BLEMISHES,which would normally WARN US TO DROP THIS NIGHTMARE BEFORE IT HITS US HEADON…..its like wearing a blindfold and ear-plugs on the freeway at 5pm,and we all know how that could end..don’t we? You cannot TRUST FLESHLY LOVE ALONE to give your soul over to someone for life..TRUE GODLY LOVE GOES INTO IT WITH BOTH EYES OPEN,USING THAT GRAY MATTER GOD GAVE YOU TO THINK WITH,TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ALL THE PRO’S AND CON’S AS WELL AS YOUR FUTURE WITH THIS PERSON (THAT ONLY GOD KNOWS..SO ASK HIM FOR GUIDANCE).

    So it’s not enough just to go to church and “do the Christian thing”. As we mentioned above, the divorce rate for people who identify themselves as “Christians” is about the same as for non-Christians. However, the divorce rate for committed, obedient Christians who believe the Bible and practice what it says, is much lower than the national average. BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY FALSE BELIEVERS IN CHURCH,YOU MUST BE SPIRITUALLY AWARE and know what you believe for REAL…..That’s where the difference lies – not just professing Christianity but LIVING it. If we can learn to let this God-kind of love start working in our lives…the divorce courts would go out of business. Too many people go to church, but they don’t practice the principles. They carry their Bible, but they don’t apply its message to their own lives. Jesus said that those people are building their house on the sand. When the storms come, the house crashes to the ground. (Matthew 7:24-28) You don’t have to search very hard to see this scenario playing out before your very eyes.

    A word about divorce. Please understand that I AM not saying that all people who get divorced are bad Christians. Every case is different. Sometimes, wonderful, committed Christians end up married to someone who does not share the same values and divorce is forced upon them. This is not the place to discuss under which circumstances divorce is appropriate. The point is, Jesus welcomes everyone who is willing to come to Him, and He is willing to forgive every sin and heal every hurt. Being divorced does not make you a bad person, and it should not ostracize you in your local church. If it dose FIND A BETTER more loving fellowship!

    Here is step # 2 in how to find love that will last a lifetime:

    2. Use your brain! Not just your heart!

    Some Christians believe that finding a mate is a kind of “mystical” experience. For example:

    You’re at a party. While sipping your coke, you look and see the man of your dreams staring at you from across the room. Then you hear a booming voice from heaven say, “This, my child, is the man I have destined you to marry.” The man walks over to you, and asks you on a date. On your third date, he proposes marriage. You get married and live happily ever after.

    I have heard stories that were almost as dramatic as this example (minus the booming voice from heaven). Occasionally, the marriage works out great, and is truly a “match made in heaven”. However, more often, in stories similar to this, the marriage ended up being extremely rocky, and often ended in divorce.

    A TESTIMONY FROM MARLA JOHNSON: “I (Marla) dated and became engaged to someone who, after the engagement, began manifesting severe mental problems (such as expressing desires to kill our pastor, for example). His psychotic tendencies had been totally hidden from me and everyone he knew – including the Christians in his church and at his Christian college – in fact, he was in leadership at both places! Until he started acting crazy, I had believed that he was “THE ONE”. I had even received “prophecies” at church that he was God’s choice for me. This was confusing, to say the least. He had appeared to be everything I ever wanted. Thank God I eventually broke that engagement – but I was left with a problem: how will I ever be able to trust again? And how will I ever know for sure that someone is “THE ONE”? I was traumatized by the whole experience, and really struggled in my relationship with God for a while after that. It took a long time before I realized that there were warning signs I had been ignoring because I wanted to get married so badly. I had ignored the Lord, and had not really even prayed seriously about the decision to become engaged to him. ”

    The Bible doesn’t specifically explain how to go about finding a mate. But it does offer plenty of godly wisdom that can be applied to the subject. Most importantly, we need to seek God regarding marriage (and all other important decisions in our lives). The Bible says to acknowledge God in all our ways. (Proverbs 3:6)

    I believe that finding a spouse is not as mystical as many Christians think. I know many people who made the decision to marry someone based solely on emotions – in other words, how do I feel about this person? It is so easy to become infatuated with someone while you’re dating, and then once you’re married you realize you have overlooked some serious character flaws in the person.

    Click To Download Of course you should be in love with the person, but in addition to listening to your heart in this process, we advise you to also use your BRAIN.

    One of the main problems I’ve seen with people in this process is that they say they want to know God’s will, but they quickly become so emotionally and physically involved that they are not able (or willing!) to hear God’s real answer. Many times people ignore the still, small voice of the Lord telling them that something isn’t right. Here are some practical ideas for how to use wisdom as we search for a mate:

    1. Look for character first. It’s important to be physically attracted to your mate. It’s a bonus if you have a lot of things in common. But the person’s character is far and away the most important factor in finding a good mate. Never, never, never skimp on character. Please!
    2. If you meet someone you’re crazy about, try to purposefully limit the amount of time you spend together at first. This will help you not be overwhelmed by your emotions.
    3. Avoid becoming overly involved before you get to know the person’s character. Otherwise, you can be blinded by your emotions (and hormones). Character can only be tested over time. Don’t have sex, or anything close to sex, until after you’re married.
    4. Let your friends and family (people you trust) get to know the person, and ask them for their honest opinion, even if you really don’t want to hear it. They will generally be a lot more objective than you, and they want you to be happy (at least we hope so!) There is safety in a multitude of godly counselors. (Proverbs 15:22) No matter how difficult it is, take their opinions into consideration, and pray about it! But, ultimately, the decision is up to you and you have to be led by God. Don’t let others make the decision for you, even if there’s a “Thus saith the Lord” attached!
    5. Get good pre-marital counseling. Consider pre-engagement counseling. We’re not talking about just getting a “rubber stamp” from your local church. If your pastor doesn’t have time to thoroughly delve into issues with you, find a godly counselor who does. It’s well worth the time. Good pre-marital counseling can also help uncover some of the “red flags” in number 6, below.
    6. Look out for “danger signs” – character deficiencies that can be devastating to any relationship!
      1. The person is addicted It sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised what people overlook when their emotions get involved.
      2. The person is not serious about following God. You must determine this by their actions more so than their words. Words can be cheap. If the person is not living for God currently, but says they want to follow God, take an objective look at their life. Are they heading in the right direction? Why are they not living for God now? What evidence (not just words) do you have that this will change in the future? Beware the person that says, “I want to live for God, but I just can’t – without you!” Before you marry this type of person, you want to see real, lasting, measurable change in their life over a period of time. If you don’t see it before you get married, you probably won’t see it after you get married, either.
      3. The person is dishonest. Does the person lie to you? Does he/she hide parts of his/her life from you? Is he/she overly secretive? Dishonesty is a major marriage-killer because it destroys trust. It is a serious character flaw.
      4. The person can’t keep a job. This could be indicative of a poor work ethic, or some other character flaw such as irresponsibility or rebelliousness. Again, what you see before the wedding day is probably what you will get after you are married. Take a good look at how your prospective spouse functions in various environments such as work or church. If there is a pattern of failures or broken relationships, be careful! Don’t blindly swallow the excuse that it’s always the fault of the boss/pastor/friend/etc.
      5. The person demonstrates a severe lack of financial discipline. Does he/she have a healthy attitude towards money? Is he/she a good steward? Does your prospective spouse have a lot of debt? If so, you may want to find out why. If what you see concerns you, discuss it before you make a life-long commitment to be joined-at-the-hip financially with this person.
      6. The person refuses to acknowledge his/her own mistakes or faults. Often, the tactic of blaming others is used here. Be careful! I would think long and hard before considering marrying a person who cannot be honest about his/her own shortcomings. As issues come up in the course of the dating relationship, each partner should begin making sincere, heartfelt efforts to correct areas of his/her life that fall short of being Christ-like. My counsel is this: Before the marriage, I would like to see both partners 1) identify and confess an area of weakness in their life that is harming the relationship, 2) take the matter to God, and 3) exhibit real, lasting, positive change. This does not mean that your spouse must be perfect (no one is). BUT, you want to see that each partner is willing to work on issues and has enough of a relationship with God that they are able to demonstrate real change. Believe me, more problems will surface later. But you know you’ll be able to handle whatever comes up if you are confident that both of you are committed to facing and working through issues. The Christian life is one of continuous growth. Marry someone who is committed to that process of becoming more like Christ every day of his/her life. And be one yourself.
      7. The person treats others disrespectfully. If they treat you badly while they’re still trying to “win” you, it’s likely to only get worse once you’ve “sealed the deal”. Real love treats others with respect.
      8. For more information of this type, try Henry Cloud and John Townsend’s book Safe People.
      9. 3. Strive to become the best person YOU can be

    If we’re going to expect our future spouse to follow hard after God, we need to DO THE SAME, and The time to start is now. As an added bonus, as you become healthier spiritually and emotionally, you’ll attract better prospective marriage partners! This is the KEY,if you are not walking in Christ as he desires you to then YOU WILL ATTRACT THE SAME OLD WORN OUT PEOPLE OVER AND OVER..Remember that YOU are the MAGNET who will draw them to you,so you must ask yourself “Do I want to be the MAGNET or do I want to ALLOW GOD TO BE MY MAGNET FROM WITHIN ME?”

    If you’ve been hurt badly in former relationships, ask the Lord to help. Deal with the pain. Also, pray about issues from your past or behavior patterns which may hinder you in finding God’s best for you. Do you seem to repetitively pick people who are bad for you? Do you pick people who all have the same major flaw?

    Truly surrender the issue of marriage to God. God wants to be first in your life. He loves you so much, and He has a wonderful plan for your life. Ask God if there’s any ways in which your attitudes towards marriage are unhealthy.

    Finally, be patient. There’s never any hurry to get married. Wait until you know you’ve found the right mate. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being single. It sure beats being unhappily married. If your heart-felt desire is to be married, we are confident that God has someone really good out there for you. Don’t settle for something mediocre. Keep seeking God and improving your own relationship with Him, practice the things I’ve talked about in this blog, and you, too, can find a love that will last a lifetime! I found her and I have never regretted it for 12 years now!

    A Prayer to Know and Fulfill God’s Perfect Will for our lives!

    “Surely His salvation is near to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him [and is ready to be appropriated] that [the manifest presence of God, His] glory may tabernacle and abide in our land.”
    Psalm 85: 9

    A call to joy – for salvation belongs to our God!

    Arise! Arise, for the glory of the Lord has risen upon us! Let the Lord rise over us and let His glory be seen upon His people! The hearts of those who see His light will swell with joy. They are radiant with the joy of the Lord!

    Oh, Lord, we recognize, today, that as the redeemed of God, we have cause for great and exceeding joy! Without Your life we are nothing. Who could live and not see death or who can deliver himself, in his own strength, from the powerful hand of death? We were dead in our sins – we were doomed. Yet You, in Your wonderful love, mercy, and grace have redeemed us from useless ways of living! You have set us free to walk in newness of life because of the price paid with the precious blood of Christ. You have purchased us, and we are Yours because of Your great love! Our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and because of this we rejoice! We remember Your salvation so we may recover cheerfulness, encouraging strength, and so we will always know joy and gladness while we live! Our salvation is due to our God, Who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb! To God and to The Lamb we owe our deliverance!

    Encouraged and strengthened with the joy of the Lord, we are filled with longing to see Your glory achieved in us as we fulfill Your purposes for us. Not unto us – but to Your name be glory! Far be it from us to glory in anything but in the cross of Christ. To You we dedicate our lives. We are not our own. Let us glorify You here on the earth by completing the work You’ve given us to do.

    Making the most of our redeemed lives

    Teach us to number our days that we may have hearts of wisdom. Cause us to know and appreciate the measure of our days and realize how transient our stay in this world is. Teach us – and help us conduct ourselves in a manner pleasing to you and worthy of You throughout our lives. We ask for strength to live with purpose. Let us live worthily and accurately; not unwise and foolish. We choose to be wise, sensible, intelligent people who fear the Lord and walk in His ways. Help us to make the most of our time – refusing to be vague, thoughtless and foolish. Give us understanding. Raise up a people who have ears that hear and eyes that see, and who firmly grasp the will of the Lord.

    Our desire is for Your name and Your glory to be lifted up in our lives. Let Your work, the signs of Your power be revealed to Your servants and Your glorious majesty to their children. Let the beauty, the delightfulness and favor of the Lord God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands. Yes! The work of our hands – confirm and establish. For unless You establish the works of our hands our labors are in vain.

    Chosen for His Glory

    Before we were formed in the womb, You knew and approved of us as Your chosen. From the womb You called us; You have made us instruments in whom You will be glorified. We possess this treasure, the divine Light – in human, earthly vessels – so the grandeur and exceeding greatness of Your power may shine forth, bringing glory to You. Reveal, the wealth of Your glory in dealing with us, the vessels of Your mercy. You have purposed, in Your kindness to love us so we might live for the praise of Your glorious grace. Continue to flood our hearts with light so we can truly grasp the hope to which You have called us! Let us grow in understanding the immeasurable, surpassing greatness of Your power in and for us who continually believe! Let us truly grasp Christ in us, the hope of glory!

    His Loving Plan

    For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

    Jeremiah 29:11

    You desire the best for mankind. We know based on Your Word, You desire that no one should perish. Even while we were sinners Christ died for us. You have promised to supply our every need and to care for us. You are looking and longing to be gracious to us. You have great things prepared for those who love YOU!

    O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

    Oh that men would praise [and confess to] the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good.

    Oh, that men would praise [and confess] to the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men!

    For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron apart.

    Oh, that men would praise [and confess to] the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men!

    When they are diminished and bowed down through oppression, trouble and sorrow, He pours contempt upon princes and causes them to wander in waste places where there is no road.

    Yet He raises the poor and needy from affliction and makes their families like a flock. The upright shall see it and be glad, but all iniquity shall shut its mouth.

    Whoso is wise [if there be any truly wise] will observe and heed those things; and they will diligently consider the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord.

    Ps. 107; 1,8,9,15,16,21,22,31,39-42.

    ~Selah~

    Seek First the Kingdom of God

    You are good, with complete impartiality, for You are not a respecter of persons. Yet, in our land, in our own lives, and in the lives of those around us we see our desperation for You. Your word says, ‘When the Lord arises upon us His glory will be seen on us.’ ‘When He comes to be glorified in His saints He will be marveled at in His glory reflected in all who believe.’ We long to see more of Your glory revealed in us, Your saints, Your consecrated people. We long to see more of Your intervention. Has unbelief limited the working of Your mighty power? Forgive us Oh, God!

    You said if Your people would humble themselves, pray, and seek Your face – repenting from wicked ways – You would hear from heaven and bring forgiveness and healing. We confess we need you to heal our land, we need you to heal our lives, we need you to heal the situations we see directly around us. We need an outpouring of Your power into our lives and into the lives of those around us. We believe Your eyes are open and Your ears are attentive to our prayers. You have told us to seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness and all we need will be added unto us. Your face Lord, we will seek. Earnestly we will seek You; You are our God. You have never forsaken those who seek You. Our souls long and faint for You in a dry land in need of the rain of Your spirit. Quench our thirsty spirits with the Living Water!

    Repentance

    We know Your hand is not shortened that You cannot save. We know You are faithful to Your word. We will trust You to fulfill Your promises for You are who You say You are, and You will do what You say You will do. We humble ourselves, seek Your face and remove from our midst yokes of oppression – wherever they exist. We take away the finger pointed in scorn and unrighteous judgment toward the oppressed and the godly. We take away every form of false, harsh, unjust and wicked speaking.

    We repent for sins of self-centeredness and idolatry. We rise out of the graves of self-centeredness! Let Your life fill us, for You alone give life and breath to all! We humble ourselves, turning away from self-centeredness and You revive the spirits of the humble. We repent for relying on the strength of our own minds and reasoning to save us in difficulty. We repent for assuming knowledge of You suffices for relationship with You. We repent for having this form of godliness but denying the power thereof. We yield ourselves to You and ask You to deliver us from any pride or rebellion which would prevent us from fulfilling Your will.

    {{{Ask the Lord to purify your heart and sanctify your desires. Truly seek His face. Pour your heart out to Him – He is a refuge for us}}}

    Help us Lord, grow in sensitivity to how our sin grieves You. Give us godly sorrow that leads to true repentance. Thank You that you heal our faithlessness and love us freely. We receive Your correction knowing You correct us in love. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.

    Protection from the enemy and strength for battle

    In order to fulfill Your purposes for us, we recognize we must be on guard against the enemy. We choose to be vigilant and always cautious, knowing we are not wrestling with flesh and blood, but against world rulers of this present darkness. We gird ourselves with the belt of truth, put on the breastplate of integrity and righteousness, we shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, we lift up the shield of faith, we take up the helmet of salvation, and the sword the Spirit wields – the Word of God. We pray on every occasion and in every season. We listen to You and You are an enemy to our enemies. As our own submission and obedience is secured, we stand in readiness to punish insubordinate spirits. We ask for wisdom and discernment for recognizing things not of You, so we are alert to Satan’s antics.

    {{{ Seek God for discernment and use the Sword of the Spirit to cut off the enemy. Bind and curse the work of the enemy in the situations you bring to the Father; pray His will be accomplished }}}.

    We praise and thank You! For in Christ’s name we have authority over all power of the enemy; You have overcome the world! Christ is seated far above all rule and authority and has all things under His feet. All angels, authorities and powers are made subservient to Him. By virtue of bring in Christ we have been raised up together with Him! We rejoice for we are in Him and He is Head of all! We abide in the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand. Your right hand O Lord, is glorious in power! Your right hand shatters the enemy. You teach our hands to war, and give plenty of room for our steps under us, so our feet do not slip. You give us courage and strength by the power of Your Holy Spirit to pursue our enemies and overtake them. We will not relent until they are consumed. In Your power and with Your word we become sharp threshing instruments. We thresh mountains, beating them small and making hills like chaff.

    Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness – trusts and relies on ME, knowing I will never forsake him, no never]. He shall call upon Me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation!”

    Ps 91: 15-16

    Be Ever Filled

    Seeking first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, we pursue You with our whole hearts. Let us not wander in aimless ignorance or willfully step aside from Your instruction. Show us Your ways. Teach us to do Your will, for You are God. Let Your good Spirit lead us, convincing and fully assuring us of everything willed by God.

    Like Paul we recognize nothing good dwells in our flesh. For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the Holy Spirit. We long to do what is right and walk in Your ways, but cannot perform it. But, Thank God, You will deliver us from the shackles of death! For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed us from the law of sin and death!

    We seek You and Your strength. Let us be continually filled with Your Holy Spirit so our desires and even our impulses are driven by a Godly unction. Daily we pour out our confessions and cast our concerns upon You. We cannot bear these burdens alone. We pour out our hearts and place all confidence in You; You are a refuge for us. As we seek You in our weakness, You fill us with Your strength. You must fill us, for it is not by our own might or power but by Your Spirit that we will accomplish Your will. We continually fail when we try to change our ways through self-determination. Or else, we become passionless and mechanical legalists. Help us to pursue You in simplicity; trusting and humbly, with childlike faith.

    Faces Set Like Flint

    We set our desire on things that gratify the Holy Spirit. We choose the narrow path which leads to life. We choose life and not destructive, fleshly ways of the lower nature. We resist conformity to carnal ways of living and thinking. Rather, we pursue You with our whole hearts and renew our minds in Your word. We delight ourselves in You, obeying Your commands. In all circumstances we strive to keep attitudes of gratitude for Your ways. As we behold You and require Your presence as a vital necessity, we are changed. For where Your Spirit resides, there is liberty and freedom from bondage! As we seek You and behold You, with a repentant heart and unveiled face, we are constantly being transfigured into Your very image from one degree of glory to another! You change our fleshly desires, even fleshly impulses – for by Your Spirit, You work within us the will and desire to accomplish Your good pleasure. It is Your work within that makes us complete in every good work, strengthening us, and equipping us with all we need to do Your will.

    For the Lord God helps Me; therefore have I not been ashamed or confounded. Therefore have I set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame. Isaiah 50: 7

    Our Hope in Him

    Let Your very presence, become our greatest desire. Let our hope be found in You. With our hope in You, we will be ever filled, for You never leave the righteous forsaken. Though, hope deferred makes the heart sick, a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Now, because of You, our hopes are no longer deferred, our hearts are made whole, for You fill our desire.

    “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give You the desires of Your heart!” Psalm 37:4

    “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

    We trust you will equip us so we fulfill Your purposes for us. You have given us the precious, priceless gift of Your Holy Spirit! We thank You for Your Spirit. Your Holy Spirit, Your very presence within us, gives us power to love in all situations. Your Spirit fills us with joy and gladness. Your Spirit gives us peace in all circumstances. Your Spirit enables us to be patient – waiting on Your timing in all things. Your Spirit fills us with goodness. Your Spirit causes us to be filled with faithfulness and belief. Your Spirit enables us to be humbly gentle. Your Spirit gives us discipline and self-control!

    What grace, what unmerited favor that You do all this for us! We seek You as for hidden treasure. For in You, all the treasures of divine wisdom and insight into Your ways and purposes are stored up and hidden. We rejoice as we seek You knowing we will find You! We rejoice for You have given us the Comforter as a Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby who will teach us all we need to know to walk in Your perfect will! We have the mind of Christ! Oh, let us not take this for granted by grieving or quenching Your Holy Spirit in any way!

    Pouring Forth

    With the comfort You have given us, we are enabled to comfort others. The promises in Your Word that have made our own hearts leap with joy and hope – will also cause joy and hope in those for whom we intercede and those to whom we minister. Make us undefiled conduits of Your love; vessels wholly consecrated to the Master’s work. We are not sufficient in our own ability; but You have qualified us as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant! Not of the law which kills, but of the Holy Spirit which ministers life! We seek to do the will of our Father as we walk by the Spirit, having our conduct controlled by the Spirit. Be glorified in Your Holy people! Be glorified in the redeemed! Be glorified! Be glorified!

    May our prayer never become an idealistic aspiration. As we believe, we trust God’s word is effectually at work in us, exercising its superhuman power. We believe our God is faithful to fulfill His promises. (see I Thess. 2: 13)

    “So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

    References:

    A call to joy…

    Is 60: 1-3; Is 60: 5; Ps 89: 47-48; I Peter 1:18; Rom 8: 10-11; I Pet. 1: 19; II Cor. 5: 17; I Pet. 1: 23; Rom. 6:4; I Cor. 7: 23; Luke 10: 17-20; Ps 39: 13; Rev. 7: 10; Ps. 115:1; Gal. 6: 14; John 17: 10; John 17: 4

    Making the most of our redeemed lives

    Ps 90: 12; Ps 39: 4-7; I Pet. 1: 17; Eph 5: 15-17 Ps. 2:11; Is. 50: 4-5; Prov. 8:33;

    Ps 90:16-17; Ps 127:1

    Chosen for His Glory

    Is. 49: 1-3; Jer. 1: 5; Rom. 8: 29-30; Ps 139:14-18; II Cor. 4:7; Rom. 9: 23; Eph. 1: 5-6; Eph.1 :12; Eph. 1: 17-19; Col. 1:27

    His Loving Plan

    Jer. 29: 11; II Pet. 3:9; Rom 5:8; Jer. 32: 38-41; Is. 30:18; Matt 6: 25-34; Matt. 7: 7-12; I Cor. 2: 9-10; Ps 107: 1,8,9,15,16,21,22,31,39-42

    Seek First the Kingdom of God

    Matt. 22: 16; Acts 10: 34-36; Eph. 6: 9; Col. 3: 25; Is 60:2; II Thess. 1: 10; Judges 6: 13; Matt. 13: 58; II Chron. 7: 15-16; Matt. 6: 33; Ps. 27: 8; Hosea 10: 12; Zech 10: 1; John 4: 14; John 7: 38; Is. 59: 1,2; Is. 58; Ez. 37: 9-10; Acts 17: 25 Rom. 6: 23; Is. 57: 15; II Tim. 3:5; Hosea 14: 4; Titus 2: 14; James 4: 8; John 17:17; I Thess. 5:23; Ps. 62:8; Rom8:1; Prov. 3: 12

    Protection from the enemy and strength for battle

    I Peter 5: 8-11; Eph 6: 10-18; Ex 23:22; II Cor. 10: 3-6; II Cor. 2:11; I Peter 3: 22; II Cor. 2:11; Luke 10: 17-20; John 16: 33; Eph 1: 17-23; Eph. 2: 1-6; I Pet. 3: 22; Col. 2: 10-15; Ps. 91; Ex 15: 6, 9-11; Ps 18: 31-50; Is 41: 10-16; Matt. 17: 20

    Be Ever Filled

    Matt. 6: 33; Ps. 119: 10; Ps 25: 4,5; Ps 86:11; Ps 143: 8, 10; Col 4: 12; Rom 7: 14-25; Gal 5: 17; Rom. 8:2; Eph. 5: 18; I Cor. 3:3; I John 2:27; Ps. 55: 22; Ps 62:8; Is. 40: 29; II Cor 12: 10 Zech 4: 6,7; Luke 18: 17

    Faces Set like flint

    Rom 8: 5,6; Ps 37: 4; Matt. 7:14; Deut. 30:19; Eph. 4: 22-24; Rom 12: 2; IICor 3:17-18; Phil 2: 13; Heb. 13: 20-21; Is. 50:7

    Our Hope in Him

    Ps. 27: 4; Ps. 9: 10;; Prov. 13: 12; Gal 5: 22-23; Col 2:3; I Cor 2: 16; John 14: 26; Eph 4: 22-32; I Thess. 5: 18-23

    Pouring Forth

    II Cor 1: 4; II Cor. 3: 5-6; John 6: 38, 40; John 5: 30; II Thess. 1: 10-12; Is 25: 3

    Remember the marrage relationship is a merging of two personalities into “ONE FLESH” Your body,soul(Mind) and MOST important your spirit’s are in a state of merging together as one,the longer you are together the MORE ONE YOU WILL BECOME. The Spirit of God himself becomes the mesh that holds you together IF you put HIM FIRST!

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