Monday, September 17, 2018

Listen for the Good News

Luke 9: Listen for the Good News: The Charm of Home

One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples[a] and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases.Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. “Take nothing for your journey,” he instructed them. “Don’t take a walking stick, a traveler’s bag, food, money,[b] or even a change of clothes. Wherever you go, stay in the same house until you leave town. And if a town refuses to welcome you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate.”
So they began their circuit of the villages, preaching the Good News and healing the sick.
Luke 9:1-6

Don't fail to listen to the word of God and be left to your own fate.
All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,
I will be linking up with these parties:
Modest Monday at The Modest Mom
Wonderful Wednesday at Marilyns Treats

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Taking a Break

The Charm of Home
Taking a break this week. The Home Sweet Home party will be back on Friday September 21st. 
Shana Tova to all the people celebrating God's calendar. 

All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Home Sweet Home #383

Zephaniah 1: Store Up Your Treasure in Heaven: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home! This week:
Store up your treasure in heaven not here. What does that mean? #relationshipwithjesus #christianlifstyle #itmatters

Galatians 5: Why I Don't Celebrate Halloween Anymore: The Charm of Home
Why is it so tempting to go to the dark side? 
#youcouldbesiftedlikewheat#stayawayfromevil #halloween

 I will not allow any Halloween post. Thank you for respecting the truth of the Bible and not posting any Halloween. 

There are so many good posts each week at the Home Sweet Home party! Here is one that caught my eye.
Is love really enough? by Becoming His Tapestry and Healed to Speak.


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Why I Don't Celebrate Halloween Anymore

Why I Won't Celebrate Halloween: Galatians 5: The Charm of Home

I used to really celebrate Halloween on this blog. I no longer celebrate it or honor any post that celebrates it by leaving it on my blog party. This year I am going tell you why I don't celebrate it anymore.
There are spiritual truths. They are how things work in the spiritual realm. The spiritual realm is real and it is written about in the Bible everywhere. I didn't use to see it but, the Lord has opened my eyes and I want to tell you how it works.

In 1 Corinthians 5 the Apostle Paul condemns spiritual pride. (I am using NLT.) There is a believer that is living in sin and Paul tells the church how to deal with this man. 

Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit.[b]And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on this man in the name of the Lord Jesus. You must call a meeting of the church.[c] I will be present with you in spirit, and so will the power of our Lord Jesus. Then you must throw this man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed[d] and he himself[e] will be saved on the day the Lord[f] returns. 1 Corinthians 5:3-5

What is happening here is the believer is living in his sin and he has no intention of repenting. So the man is to be thrown out of the church and they let Satan destroy his sinful nature. Satan gets to work him over. 
We see this written about in several places.
Job: (although Job was considered a righteous man)
One day the members of the heavenly court[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan,[b] came with them.“Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan.
Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”
Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”
Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God.10 You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is! 11 But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!”
12 “All right, you may test him,” the Lord said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t harm him physically.” So Satan left the Lord’s presence.
Job 1:6-12
Jesus speaks to Peter:
31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat.
Luke 22:31
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
I don't celebrate the pagan holiday of Halloween because the Lord has shown me how he feels about it.
Exodus 22:18
18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Galatians 5:19-21
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Leviticus 19:26
“Do not practice fortune-telling or witchcraft."
Leviticus 19:31
31 “Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the Lord your God.
Micah 5:12
I will put an end to all witchcraft,
    and there will be no more fortune-tellers.
Revelation 22:14-15

Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.
Ephesians 5:11
14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Revelation 22:14-15
Jesus' advice about our sinful nature:
30 And if your hand—even your stronger hand[a]—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
Matthew 5:30
I don't want to ever be tested by Satan again, (read My Testimony) so for my Actions to Prove My Faith, I will honor the Lord with this blog and not celebrate Halloween.
Yes, even churches are celebrating Halloween. I would think real hard about a church doing this and decide if being a member is worth it. We all have The Choice.
As believers we are grafted into the vine and our actions prove our faith.
“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more."
John 15:1-2

All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,
I will be linking up with these parties:
Modest Monday at The Modest Mom
Wonderful Wednesday at Marilyns Treats

Store Up Your Treasure in Heaven

Zephaniah 1: Store Up Your Treasures in Heaven: The Charm of Home
The Lord gave this message to Zephaniah when Josiah son of Amon was king of Judah. Zephaniah was the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah.

Coming Judgment against Judah

“I will sweep away everything
    from the face of the earth,” says the Lord.
“I will sweep away people and animals alike.
    I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish in the sea.
I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble,[a]
    and I will wipe humanity from the face of the earth,” says theLord.
“I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist
    and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship.
I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests,
    so that even the memory of them will disappear.
For they go up to their roofs
    and bow down to the sun, moon, and stars.
They claim to follow the Lord,
    but then they worship Molech,[b] too.
And I will destroy those who used to worship me
    but now no longer do.
They no longer ask for the Lord’s guidance
    or seek my blessings.”
Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign Lord,
    for the awesome day of the Lord’s judgment is near.
The Lord has prepared his people for a great slaughter
    and has chosen their executioners.[c]
“On that day of judgment,”
    says the Lord,
“I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah
    and all those following pagan customs.
Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies,
    and those who fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit.
10 “On that day,” says the Lord,
    “a cry of alarm will come from the Fish Gate
and echo throughout the New Quarter of the city.[d]
    And a great crash will sound from the hills.
11 Wail in sorrow, all you who live in the market area,[e]
    for all the merchants and traders will be destroyed.
12 “I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem’s darkest corners
    to punish those who sit complacent in their sins.
They think the Lord will do nothing to them,
    either good or bad.
13 So their property will be plundered,
    their homes will be ransacked.
They will build new homes
    but never live in them.
They will plant vineyards
    but never drink wine from them.
14 “That terrible day of the Lord is near.
    Swiftly it comes—
a day of bitter tears,
    a day when even strong men will cry out.
15 It will be a day when the Lord’s anger is poured out—
    a day of terrible distress and anguish,
a day of ruin and desolation,
    a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness,
16     a day of trumpet calls and battle cries.
Down go the walled cities
    and the strongest battlements!
17 “Because you have sinned against the Lord,
    I will make you grope around like the blind.
Your blood will be poured into the dust,
    and your bodies will lie rotting on the ground.”
18 Your silver and gold will not save you
    on that day of the Lord’s anger.

For the whole land will be devoured
    by the fire of his jealousy.
He will make a terrifying end
    of all the people on earth. 
Zephaniah 1

Store up your treasures in heaven, don't store up silver and gold. To store up your treasures in heaven is to have a relationship with Jesus. To know Him you pray to Him, spend time with Him, and read His word.  The more you read God's word and seek it with all your heart, the more He will reveal to you. Jesus is the very essence of the word. (He is even called the Word in John 1:1 and Revelation 19:13.) By loving Jesus and serving Him we are storing up our treasure in heaven. 

All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,

I will be linking up with these parties:
Modest Monday at The Modest Mom
Wonderful Wednesday at Marilyns Treats