THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER

Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November 1789 a day of “public thanksgiving and  prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” Reflecting American religious practice, Presidents and Congresses from the beginning of the republic have from time to time designated days of fasting and thanksgiving (the Thanksgiving holiday we continue to celebrate on the third Thursday of November was established by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War). In setting aside a day for Thanksgiving, Washington established a non-sectarian tone for these devotions and stressed political, moral, and intellectual blessings that make self-government possible, in addition to personal and national repentance. Although the First Amendment prevents Congress from establishing a religion or prohibiting its free exercise, Presidents, as well as Congress, have always recognized the American regard for sacred practices and beliefs. Thus, throughout American history, Presidents have offered non-sectarian prayers for the victory of the military and in the wake of catastrophes. Transcending passionate quarrels over the proper role of religion in politics, the Thanksgiving Proclamation reminds us how natural their relationship has been. While church and state are separate, religion and politics, in their American refinement, prop each other up.

 

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789

 

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:” Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us. And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

G. Washington

 

DON’T WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW

Take one day at a time. God gives you faith for the day. Faith for the hour.If you start thinking too far in the future it can get very trying to say the least. There is a certain peace that comes when we don’t worry about tomorrow. In fact Jesus said, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”( Matthew 6:34). There is enough to have to deal with today, instead of borrowing tomorrows care. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”(1 Corinthians 10:13). Just love the Lord right now and trust him for tomorrow. After all God lives in the eternal now where time does not exist, and so can we when we yield to His Spirit. Jesus gives us grace, and strength for the day, and the hour, and the minute, and the second, one second at a time. That’s why he commanded us to take no thought or worry about tomorrow. It’s not just a suggestion or a good idea. It’s a commandment from the Lord himself. “Put your hand in the hand of the man who walked on the water, and calmed the troubled sea. “See that ye be not troubled.” “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10a). Lord help us to learn to rest in you. So let us try it, we might like it.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

Inspiring Jewels of Truth ! ! !

 ( Please read each one slowly and meditate on each one.)

 

Real Men Love Jesus!

 “I have not yet begun to fight!”- John Paul Jones.

 Our purpose is to love God and enjoy his Creation forever, and to help others do the same.

 Only one life, twill soon be past, Only what is done for Christ shall last!

 Live every day to its fullest. There is no guarantee of tomorrow ! Today is the tomorrow that you dreamed of yesterday.

 Men of force are men of faults.

 Meekness is no weakness it is strength under control.

 GRACE is a Gift Received at Christ’s Expense.

 There is nothing more important and valuable  than your Relationship with Jesus !

 You brought nothing into this world and it is certain that you can take nothing out of it, except the souls you have won or helped to win to Jesus !

 The way to spell JOY is Jesus, Others, and then You.

 “Most of the things I worried about never came to pass anyway.” Mark Twain”

 Prayer and communion with God is something that you can always be doing, no matter what else you are doing.

 You can’t know the love of Jesus until you give him your Heart.

 You can’t out give God . He will top your sacrifice every time. “The Lord loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Before counting others faults take time to count ten. Ten of your own.

 Those who cannot forgive break down the bridge over which they themselves must pass.

 More of Jesus, less of me. Oh Lord please let it be.

 There is no greater power in the Universe than the Love of God, and the Blood of Jesus Christ, and the preaching of the Cross !!!

 When you work, work with all your heart. When you play, Play with all your heart, and don’t mix the two !

 Three men were walking on a wall feeling, faith, and fact. Feeling had an awful fall, and faith was taken back. Only fact remained, and fact pulled up faith, and faith pulled up feeling, and they walked on the wall again.!   Want more faith ? Get more Word !

 Your friends don’t need an explanation, and your enemies wouldn’t believe it anyway.

 “If you judge people ,then you have no time to love them.” Mother Teresa.

 “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rodgers.

 “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.

 “My concern is not whether God is on our side. My greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” Abraham Lincoln.

 Nothing short of right is right.

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. One lie can never stand alone. It always needs more and more to prop it up. 

 Funny thing about common sense, it’s not that common.

 Following Jesus is the greatest, most important , most rewarding, most exciting, and funnest job of all !

LITTLE THINGS

I wonder how many little Miracles, which aren’t really little at all, that the Lord does for us each and every day behind the scenes that we don’t even notice that much? Like making you take a wrong turn, and go a different route while driving, and avoid a terrible wreck, which he did for us the other night. The Bible says; Despise not the day of small things (Zechariah 4:10). Little is much if God is in it. “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1Corithians 1:20). Also the strong and smart, he sometimes has a hard time using, unless he can get them out of the way in their own minds, so that no flesh can glory in his presence. “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence.” (1 Corinthians 1:25-29). “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13) The devil trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees. This is Gods idea of strength. It was said of Sampson “wherein lies your strength”? (Judges 16:6).Apparently he was not a physically strong looking person in the flesh, but God gave him great physical power ( as long as he obeyed God) to kill 1,000 of the enemies of his people the Philistines at one time with the jaw bone of an ass, and he even killed more in his death after his enemies put out his eyes, than in his life, when he destroyed the Temple of Dagon. God told Jeremiah:Then said I, Ah, LORD GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.  But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.  Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.”  (Jeremiah 1: 6-10). It seems many times to be hard for people who have a lot of physical strength and wisdom, because God has to break them, and humble them so he can use them. So look for those litttle Miracles every day, and pray for them, and pray for the Lord’s protection every time you drive or get out. “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” (Psalm 34:7).The loss of a nail caused the loss of a shoe, and the loss of a shoe caused the loss of a horse, and the loss of a horse, caused the loss of a King, and the loss of a King caused the loss of a Kingdom. All because of the loss of one nail, a whole Kingdom fell. So don’t forget to take care of little details, before they turn into huge problems. Also don’t say you can’t do something that God has called you to do and let someone else get your crown and reward, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me”.(Philippians 4:13)

Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

SOME DO’S AND DON’TS OF LIFE

Here are some lessons in life I have learned from mistakes I’ve made, I hope these lessons will help you. If you want a happy, less stressful life, learn from these mistakes.  “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.” ( John13:17). A wise man learns from his own mistakes, but a wiser man learns from the mistakes of others. “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:”  (Proverbs.1:5). Experience is often a better teacher ,but it can also be a bitter teacher.

1) Never get in debt: if you can’t pay cash for it you don’t need it!  “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8 )There are some exceptions to this rule like transportation and housing which should be undertaken with prayer and Godly counsel. Make sure you can easily afford the payments. You need to get in agreement with your spouse on every major purchase anything over $50.00 and not more than $100.00 should be agreed upon by both parties. It is better to have one purse, not separate accounts.

2) Build your house upon the rock Jesus Christ  ” Therefore whosoever hearth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house: and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended,and the floods came, and the winds blew,and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:24-27). Fulfill these verses by praying together and reading the Bible together with your family on a daily basis.

3) Always give of what God blesses you with to help his work. The Old Testament says to give 10%. In the New Testament Jesus said to give 100% “So likewise. whosoever he be of you the forsaketh not all that he hath,he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:33). The way you give all to the Lord is by first taking care of your family, which should all be Missionaries anyway, and therefore your’e main mission, and you can help the other Missionaries as the Lord provides and leads you too. You are either a Missionary or a Mission field. Your whole life should be a life of service to the Lord and your family. If you can’t be a missionary help support them.

4) Don’t get a bunch of credit cards, they are to much of a temptation and a trap. Cut them up. If you just have to have one pay off the balances monthly or the interest will eat you up. It’s better to have no credit cards, because most of you will keep them maxed out.

5) Unless your really rich don’t get a swimming pool. It’s just a whole in the ground to throw money into. You can always go to a lake, beach, or swimming park. Also pools are very dangerous for kids and a constant worry and up keep.

6) Unless your really rich don’t buy a boat it’s just a hole in the water to throw money into.You can always save your money and go on a cruse or rent a boat. DON’T DO IT  !!!!!

7) Try to set some money aside on a weekly basis for a rainy day. Even a small amount will add up. Emergency’s, breakdowns, and repairs will always come. Pray over your vehicles, and house. Have “Communion” often.

8) Have a flee bag, like a suitcase that you can quickly grab with your important papers in it like passports, birth certificates, social security cards, Wills, insurance policy’s, title to your car, home owner documents, checks and funds, in case of fire, hurricane, or storms, or some emergency or a major event so you will be able to grab your flee bag, and move quickly, have meeting places and who will pick up kids from school etc,

9) Have a fire drill, make sure you have smoke alarms with fresh batteries. Replace them every time they change the day light savings time.

10) Prior maintenance on your vehicles is very important, always check your fluids every time you get gas or at least every other time you get gas.

11) Don’t smoke at ALL or drink too much, you will be sorry if you don’t keep up your health,eat foods that aren’t loaded with all the bad fats & bad sugars & less salt. Eat more fresh fruits, & vegetables. Whole grains, less red meat & more fish,chicken ,turkey, beans,( lentils, black beans, split peas, Navy beans etc.) Take vitamins and get lots of exercise. Pray before your meals and thank the Lord for his provision, and to bless and to nourish it to your body.

12) Memorize the WORD and WITNESS to others about Jesus. All the things of this life will surely pass, only what’s done for Christ will last. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”(Matthew 6:19-21).

13) Have life Insurance policies on you and your spouse,and kids.

14) Add lessons you learn to this list and pass them on to your loved ones.

15) Make a plan to get out of debt and invest. God’s law of averages is to increase or you’ll loose what you’ve got.

16) Learn a trade like mechanics, electrician, carpenter, Doctor,nurse,something that pays good and that there is always a need.

17) If your in God’s will he will be blessing you in someway, either spiritually or materially, if not the trouble is with you or your location.

18) Never quit your job until you find a better one first. Do your best be a good sample for Jesus! Let your light shine. “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ JESUS concerning you.” (I Thessalonians 5: 16-18).

19) Choose your friends wisely and prayerfully. Don’t associate or hang around people who effect you negatively. “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?” (Proverbs 6:27). It is better to have no friends than the wrong kind of friends ! ( John Chapter 15) Please take the time to read this Chapter. It is about having the right type of friends.

20) Keep your kids, family and yourself in the Word & Witnessing.  “Come unto me,all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11: 28-30). If your not getting at least 8 hrs of good sleep a night your doing something wrong and hurting your self and your health, and you need to make changes in your life style. “It is vain for you to rise up early. to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”(Psalms 127:2)

21) Watch out for to much sun it will cause skin cancers to show up when you get older.Get them treated right away if they do. Always wear a hat and good sunblock,and sun glasses.

22) Remember folks words are real things, the way you talk to your children help form their vocabulary, and their future..

SAY THIS PRAYER IF YOU WANT TO BE SAVED

HOPE FOR US ALL !!!

DON’T LOOK AT THE WAVES !!!

Why couldn’t there be more Love? That’s just one thing that I could never get enough of. Why couldn’t there be more love? When I was around 16 years old I was driving down the road one day and the Lord spoke to me, and He said; “If everyone would be like my Son Jesus the world would be a paradise.”
Wow, I pulled over to the side of the road and I was just stunned for a while thinking about that.You know after all the love, and mercy, and goodness that the Lord has shown us,we ought to be the most kindest, loving, sweetest, humble, and forgiving people on the face of the earth. Lord help us. “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion upon them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”(Matthew 9:36). Compassion has to start with each of us in our own hearts and it comes from the Lord by asking him to help us to see others as he sees them? “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5,6). If we acknowledge him in ALL our ways we will be walking in the Spirit of the Lord and things will work out much better for us. Just knowing that Jesus is there watching over us and that he will never leave us or forsake us gives such comfort and Faith to make it thru the day, and whatever lies in front of us.When we look to Jesus we can walk on the water, but when Peter took his eyes off the Lord and started looking at the waves he began to sink. “And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” (Matthew 14:31). This verse shows us how quickly Jesus will be there for us when we take our eyes off of him, and start looking at the waves and begin to sink. All we have to do is cry out to him, and he will IMMEDIATELY stretch forth his hand and save us !

Evolution, The Big Lie From The Devil

Margaret Mead, one of the leading teachers on the THEORY of evolution said in the front of her text book on evolution which is taught to our children and paid for by our tax dollars, said “Although I am a firm believer in the THEORY of evolution, yet I must confess that there is not one iota (Tiny speck) of concrete proof for the THEORY of evolution.” Some peoples minds are  made up and they don’t want to be confused with the facts. It takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does in the Bible! Evolution is a religion of non faith in the Bible and God. In fact you can not believe in Evolution and the Bible.The Bible clearly teaches that the world is only a little older than 6,000 years, and not millions or Billions of years old! (See the age of the earth chart).The Bible says God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit made man and woman in their own image. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:26,27).“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:1-3) God made man and women with one head, two arms, and legs ,ten fingers, on two hands, and ten toes, on two feet, after God and Jesus’s and the Holy Spirit’s own image. Not from an amoeba or a  frog or a monkey. Has charles darwin made a monkey out of you? If evolution were true then we would be up to our necks in missing links, and yet they have not even found one, and the few that they claim to have found have been proven to be fakes and forgeries, and made up lies.The reason people choose to believe in this lie (from the devil) of evolution is because they are in rebellion in their hearts against God, because if they chose to believe in God and that he created them and everything else, then they might owe him some respect and obedience and some thankfulness and allegiance.So God allowed the devil through charles darwin to concoct this ridiculous scheme and lie from hell. No wonder the young people are having such problems,because they are taught that there is no God, and no judgement day, and no right from wrong, well then why not just live a selfish life, and climb the latter of success, and try and step on as many heads as you can to get there, and get as much as you can for yourself ? If you’re just going to die and that is it, no after life ,no Heaven or Hell, no judgement for right or wrong and we just came from a monkey.  Hitler, and Stalin, and Mao, some of the largest mass murders of millions in history, were firm believers in evolution.The Lord showed me that the public school system of today is like the god molech that the children of Israel threw their babies into, that they really didn’t want any way, and in it’s giant belly there was a raging fire where they would be burned up alive.This is what is happening to them spiritually in the eyes of God  from the false teachers and high priests of evolution in the school system! If you want more scientific proof that evolution is a lie check out “Evolution the Big Lie Exposed”, and others on the internet.There is no proof for the Theory of evolution.There is proof for the Bible through fulfilled prophecy. Which are you going to believe in?

For more scientific proof look on the internet under Evolution The Big Lie Exposed, and read the other teachings about evolution in this web site, and you will find some good, eye opening true teachings. AGE OF THE EARTH CHART  (Note: this chart was updated in 2014, so after 2014 add the appropriate amount of years to bring it up to today’s date.)

Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things, and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

 

God Answers Prayer !

We need to remember to pray for those who are persecuted for the Gospels sake and who are in prison and being tortured and separated from their family’s for being a Christian and preaching the Gospel and standing up for Jesus. After all they are our brothers and sisters in Christ. “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”  (Hebrews 13:3). “For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.” (Mark 3:35). Ask the Lord to pour out his spirit  on them and give them the grace to go through their trials and be a witness even unto death. “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalms 116:15). Persecution of Christians is greatly on the increase as things wind down in these End Times. “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” (Revelations 12:12). So pray often for our brothers and sisters in bonds for the Gospel as being bound with them. God is on the Throne Forever and prayer changes things. Stand up for Jesus all ye Christians and VOTE as the forces of Darkness try and engulf America and the rest of the world. It is high time to wake up if you value your freedoms. Stand up for the truth. Pray for God’s people. Amen!  “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (II Timothy 3:12). If they arrested you for being a Christian would their be enough evidence to convict you?

 

 

THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” ( Philippians 3:13-14). We need to ask the Lord, “Am I doing The High Calling of God In Christ Jesus?” Jesus tried to tell us about this when he said; “For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.” ( Matthew 26:11). There are many good things you can do, and helping the poor is surely one of them. “Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.” (Psalm 41:1). But is this the most important, most needed job, the highest calling of God for you? The highest calling of God is to obey the Great Commission, which is to; “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15). What are you doing to obey this High Calling? Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice when some have never heard it once? Let me spell it out for you. Don’t get caught in the quicksand of the devils side tracks. Get focused! There are many good causes that you can get caught up in. Get behind a true move of God that is truly teaching the Word of God (like www.answersintheword.com) and do all you can to help promote getting the Gospel out to the unreached World while you can !! “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30). Don’t settle for a little good when you can do better. You are writing your own paycheck with God.