Thursday, July 26, 2018

Galatians 5:1

      I was reading Galatians in the Passion Translation yesterday.  I love the way 5:1 is translated!  "Let me be clear, the Anointed One has set us free--not partially, but completely and wonderfully free!  We must always cherish this truth and stubbornly refuse to go back into bondage of our past."       
       Don't you feel like shouting "Hallelujah!" when you read that?  Whom the Son sets free is free, indeed!  We must continually remind ourselves of this.  Don't let the devil send thoughts of the past to pull you down.  The old man is dead!  We are a new creation is Christ.  Old things have passed away. All things have become new!  That is the gospel--the good news!!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Victory Over Cancer, part 2

I was distracted for a few days but this evening I read more from Victory Over Cancer, the book I linked in the last post.  

Here is a quote from page 106, "Currently, we have information about several thousands of cancer patients, many of whom shared their records with us. Many of them are still alive after 10 years and longer of continuous micronutrients supplementation. Throughout this book we will share some of these reports with you."

If you know anyone who has cancer please send them this link and also encourage them to supplement with micronutrients.  What can it hurt?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A Very Interesting Book!

I have been reading the book, Victory Over Cancer, online which was suggested by Mark Virkler in one of his posts. It is very short but contains some information I had never heard before.  I thought you might be interested, too.  Some amazing connections between the pharmaceutical companies and Germany!

Here is the link:   Click on each photo to read that section of the book.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

"We Are in 80 Days of Preparation! Making Sense of the Chaos in the World" Doug Addison

This is a call and a strategy to pray and break the spirit of violence.
80 Days of Preparation
God spoke to me that we've just entered a very important time—July 1, 2018, through September 19, 2018. September 19 is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement on the Jewish calendar, which is when God seals the verdicts He has spoken over you for the coming year.
"It is important to remove fear from our lives and instead be filled with the Holy Spirit and faith, hope and love
(1 Corinthians 13:13).
The Lord is calling us, over the next 80 days, to complete anything He has asked us to do. We can also do anything that might prepare us for what God is calling us to. There is going to be a major shift starting in October 2018. There is no need to be legalistic, but it would be good to ask God to show you more about this.
New Strategy for Attacks of Violence
In Isaiah 59:19, God promises that, "...When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him" (NKJV).
With all that is happening in the world right now, many people are wondering, "Where do bad things come from?" and "Is God responsible for the bad in the world?" It is the enemy who has come in like a flood, but God is now releasing a new standard against him.
Jesus told them another parable: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
"The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?'
"'An enemy did this,' he replied." (Mathew 13:24-28 NIV).
The attacks we are seeing right now in the world are definitely not from God. This is the enemy and God is getting the blame.
Three Attacks of the Enemy
"And everything I've taught you is so that the peace which is in Me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in Me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!" (John 16:33 TPT) (Photo via Unsplash)
What I am about to share is not meant to bring fear or judgment in any way. God revealed three major attacks of the enemy that could explain why we are seeing people going crazy, killing other people, and even why sicknesses are afflicting many. God also gave the solution on how we can overcome these attacks and shift the spiritual atmosphere.
The three-strand attack from satan is: fear, lack of love (hatred) and judgments. The attacks are global and have been unfolding slowly over the past few years but are now increasing in intensity.
Attack of Fear
Jesus prophesied in Luke 21:26"Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of Heaven shall be shaken" (KJV).
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and, as Jesus said, it is the result of partnering with fear instead of faith. This is what is happening right now! It is important to remove fear from our lives and instead be filled with the Holy Spirit and faith, hope and love
(1 Corinthians 13:13).
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love." (1 John 4:18NKJV)
"The Lord is calling us, over the next 80 days, to complete anything He has asked us to do."
Chronic levels of fear can allow satan to assign people tormentors. This is why we are seeing so many people going crazy and an increase of killings and outbreaks of violence.
Attack Against Love
Jesus told us in Matthew 22:37-39 that the greatest commandment is to "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind' ... (and to) 'Love your neighbor as yourself'" (NIV).
Sometimes we can get angry with God and blame Him for bad things. We can also have emotional wounds in our soul that cause us to experience self-hatred, low self-esteem or anger towards others. But when we get out of God's perfect love, we open ourselves up to darkness, sickness and demonic attacks on our finances and faith.
Attack of Judging Others
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."(Matthew 7:1-2 NIV)
After teaching the Lord's Prayer, Jesus talks about the need to not judge others. When we judge others, we will fall under judgment ourselves. It is possible that judging others can cause us to lose our authority in prayer for changing the world. God is calling us to be careful not to speak against what we do not agree with.
The Solution to Changing the World
"I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there will be no divisions among you, but that you will be perfectly united in mind and thought." (1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV) (Photo via Unsplash)
To prepare ourselves for reaching the world with God's love, it will be necessary to rid ourselves of things we might have in common with the spirits of fear, lack of love and judging others. As we do this, we will gain greater authority to minister to others and receive a clearer vision of what God is doing. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Doug Addison
InLight Connection

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Just A Few More

Here are a few more photos.   We loved all of Greece and Hydra was no exception!  No vehicles allowed.  Transportation was by donkeys or walking.  The beaches were rocky wherever we went in Greece but the water was absolutely clear and so refreshing!
The fortress above Napfilio

View from the fortress above Napflio

The beautiful (and still used) theater at Epidavrus

View as our boat was approaching Hydra

Notice the donkey that was roaming free in the far right of the photo.  

Amazingly clear water!

The oldest house on the island

Friday, July 6, 2018

Won't you try a Rick Steves' Tour?

      This has been such a busy month I have hardly had time to post anything on my blog!  We returned from a fabulous trip to Greece late Sunday night and I have been trying to get over jet lag and catching up ever since.  I really wanted to comment on the trip, though, and add more photos.    
    This was another Rick Steves' tour--Athens & the Best of Greece.  It was our sixth Rick Steves' trip.  As you have probably read on my blog from previous years' trips, we love his style of travel and have loved every trip we have been on.  Even so, this one has to be close to the top of our favorites!
    The tours are smaller than many--24-28 people--which allows for room to spread out on the bus and everyone can have a window seat.  The places the buses go are not places we would ever want to drive on our own.  Our guide even said he doesn't drive in Athens where he lives, but leaves his car at the family's country house for driving in the rest of the country.  Rick Steves' tours always stay in centrally located (walking distance to many attractions), locally owned hotels, which would take hours of research to find.  The tours are very active so we walk a lot!  The guides are wonderful, informing us not only of the culture, economic status, history and foods, etc. but also pointing out great places to visit on our free time.
     This year our guide was exceptional!  His name was Apostolos Douras.  Not only did he paint pictures of life in Greece but actually invited us to his "name day" celebration which was held at the home of his sister on the last night of our tour.  There we met his father, sister, niece, and many of his friends.  What a blessing to have a truly Greek experience!
     Many of our friends and acquaintances have told us they like to travel on their own and would never go on a tour.  We think they are missing so much by not trying a Rick Steves' tour.  We don't feel there is any way we could ever experience the things we have experienced with the tours on our own.  I invite you to try one out.  I can't imagine you could ever be disappointed.
     Here are a few more photos of beautiful Greece.  I will add more tomorrow.
The Corinthian Canal