A Recipe for the Soul

Fold two hands together,
And express a dash of sorrow;
Marinate it overnight,
And work on it tomorrow.

Chop one grudge in tiny pieces
Add several cups of love,
Dredge with a large-sized smile,
Mix in ingredients from above.

Dissolve the hate of good within you,
By crying out to God for help;
Cut in and help those around you,
If he or she should be in need.

Stir in laughter, love and thankfulness,
From the heart it has to come;
Toss with genuine kindness, then
share with people who may need some.

The amount of people served,
Will all depend on you …
This recipe can feed an entire world,
If you really want it to!

BONUS:

How to Make a Bulletproof Bug Out Plan  

Not a Christian? Want or need to be? Curious? Click HERE! 

 

 

Dark Clouds (it’s no secret)

*Survival thoughts

Today, millions of Americans say they believe the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for this to happen.

The sad truth is most Americans would last little more than a month on what they have stored up in their homes. Most of us are so used to running out to the supermarket or to Wal-Mart for whatever we need that we never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to do that.

Already the U.S. economy is starting to stumble (thanks to the hidden elites) about like a drunken frat boy. All it would take for the entire U.S. to resemble New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina would be for a major war (or an ongoing war to increase), a terror attack (false flags), a deadly pandemic (CDC controlled release) or a massive natural disaster (or HAARP weather manipulation) to strike at just the right time and push the teetering U.S. economy over the edge.

Just how would you survive if you suddenly could not rely on the huge international corporate giants (big box stores, grocery chains, etc) ? Do you have a plan? What is plan “B” for you and yours? Who are you trusting now for your needs?

Unless you already live in a cave or you are a complete and total mindless follower of the establishment media, you should be able to see very clearly that regardless of how many positive thoughts you think or meditative moments you have, society is more vulnerable now than it ever has been.

We have a world that is full of lunatics in positions of power, and if one of them decides (and they will one day) to set off a nuclear, chemical or biological weapon in a major city it could paralyze an entire region. War could erupt in the Middle East at literally any moment, and if it does the price of oil will double or triple (at least) and there is the possibility that much of the entire world could be drawn into the conflict.

Scientists believe a massive high-altitude EMP (electromagnetic pulse) blast could send large portions of the United States back to the stone age in an instant (that might be interesting). In addition, there is the constant threat that the outbreak of a major viral pandemic (bio-weapons) could kill tens of millions of people around the globe and paralyze the economies of the world (which is the hidden agenda from behind the scenes).

But even without all of that, the truth is that the U.S. economy is going to collapse one day; or dramatically change as so that not everyone would benefit equally. So just think of what will happen if one (or more) of those things does happen on top of all the economic problems we are already having.

If you’re not trusting God-Jesus Christ to get you through, you better have plan “B” God WILL supply our needs without bondage to the world. And what you might need right now IS the Lord; He’s still listening for a plea from you. As long as you draw breath, there is time!

Mk 13:13 “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. ”

Rom 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Credit: more so to Frank M.
Certain Additions by Moraldiplomat

Thanksgiving: Time of Repentance

repent_at_thanksgiving

Just as surely as the Lord told the pastor of the church at Ephesus that he had left his first love (Rev. 2:4), America has left its first love; i.e., God and Jesus; in exchange for what … your cell phone, cars, collections, houses; maybe just having fun with friends. For Who? A singer, actor … maybe a politician.

The Beginnings

The United States was founded by people who loved God and the Lord Jesus. In 1620, the Pilgrims landed near what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts, erected a cross, and prayed for the Lord’s guidance and protection.

From the very beginning, this nation was dedicated to God and His Son Jesus. Regardless of what revisionists to our history try to say, that’s the truth.

How did the Lord tell the pastor in Ephesus to remedy his situation‌ Revelation 2:5 says,

Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”

To remember, repent, and return-pray and fast is what it means to do the first works. This is how the Lord told the pastor at Ephesus to get back what he had lost. This will also work for us as individuals.

We need to remember how this nation started, repent for the way that it is, and return to the standards, morals and principles that made it great regardless of who sits in the White House. There are hidden agendas at work behind the scenes- it’s not up to one man (carnal) to try and make things “right.”

Just a Festival?

Modernists have tried to rewrite our history to make this simply a secular harvest festival. But since the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in 1621 adding to that day Abraham Lincoln made it an official holiday in 1864, Thanksgiving has totally been a day to thank and praise Almighty God (God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob) for His blessings and for sending His Son Jesus Christ!

The colonists, throughout America’s early history, observed Thanksgiving at different times, remembering the godly example of the Pilgrims. In 1789, Congressman Elias Boudinot proposed a resolution requesting that President George Washington recommend a day of public thanksgiving and prayer for the entire country. Washington approved the request, declaring November 26, 1789, as the Day of National Thanksgiving.

74 years later, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of every November as a National Day of Thanksgiving. Read his proclamation of the first official Thanksgiving, and see if this was intended to be just a harvest celebration. As you read below, remember that this took place during the height of the Civil Trade War.

“”The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him, for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.””

This is not the writing of someone who is prescribing just a plain secular holiday. This is an all-out proclamation that everything good came as the result of God’s favor. America was founded as a Christian nation amidst heathens already here; and in spite of the current president’s denial (probably future’s too), we need to remember from whence we have fallen (Rev. 2:5). Forgetting where we have come from will keep us from getting to where we need to go.

I’m thankful for what God has done for “His” people in this nation. We all should be. We need to remember what exalted us in the first place.

Proverbs 14:34 says,

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”

Righteousness is the reason for the good things in our nation. Inside all true faithful followers of Jesus dwells the righteousness of God. And only righteousness will keep those good things coming to us.

However, It never goes well for a country or people that forsakes the Lord. We can’t assume that somehow or another, America is exempt from that. And we can’t just stick our heads in the sand and pretend everything will work itself out either.

There are real problems we need to eliminate and people in power that need to be relieved of power of in our nation. This nation’s problems are only going to increase because of ungodliness and political deception.

God sent Jonah to confront Nineveh, probably the wickedest city of his day. One of the things he said before he went was “they that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy” (Jon. 2:8). That’s a powerful piece of information! It says we forsake our own mercy by giving heed to lying vanities. So, what do we need to do, then‌ We need to give heed to the truth!

The Bible says,

…Thy word is truth.”
John 17:17

Truth and absolutes (rights and wrongs) are not popular today, but it’s the truth of God’s Word that will keep us from forsaking the mercy of God.

So, what happened when Jonah preached the truth to Nineveh‌

The Scripture says,

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.” -Jonah 3:5

The people repented and turned back to God! Jonah started a revival that saved the entire city! It was awesome! God would do no less for America if America would do no less for God.

The very fact that He’s still sending ministers (teachers) like me (and hopefully you!), just as He once sent Jonah, means that it’s not too late. Jonah helped the Ninevites find grace, and he didn’t even want to. God’s grace is still sufficient for America today. We just need to remember from where we have fallen and return to our first love.

I know that there will always be sheep and goats here in this country; but that should not sway our commitment in ministering and encouraging people in more positive and godly morals; always pointing to God and Salvation through Jesus.

In closing …

The ungodly are more committed to changing this nation than the godly are in preserving it. We are the salt of the earth. To do any good, we have got to get out of the salt shaker and start being salt and light (Ref. Matt. 5:13-14).

According to the Scripture I started this with (Rev. 2:5), we can begin to restore our nation one individual at a time by remembering, repenting, and returning. Let’s make this Thanksgiving a day to remember.

If we don’t remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving, those who don’t know the Lord certainly won’t. Let’s make this Thanksgiving a true day of thanksgiving to the Lord for the wonderful things He has done for this nation in the past, and pray for His continued blessing on our nation and on us and our children regardless who sits in a white house!

For more on the history of Thanksgiving CLICK OR TAP HERE 

coollogo_com-22979309-1

 

 

Help! Is There Anyone Up There?

147016497567074

A man named Jack was walking along a steep cliff one day when he accidentally got too close to the edge and fell. On the way down he grabbed a branch, which temporarily stopped his fall. He looked down and to his horror saw that the canyon fell straight down for more than a thousand feet. He couldn’t hang onto the branch forever, and there was no way for him to climb up the steep wall of the cliff. So Jack began yelling for help, hoping that someone passing by would hear him and lower a rope or something.

“HELP! HELP! Is anyone up there? HELP!”

He yelled for hours, but no one heard him. He was about to give up when he heard a voice.

“Jack, Jack. Can you hear me?”

“Yes, yes! I can hear you. I’m down here!”

“I can see you, Jack. Are you all right?”

“Yes, but . . . Who are you, and where are you?”

“I am the Lord, Jack. I’m everywhere.”

“The Lord? You mean, GOD?”

“That’s Me.”

“God, please help me! I promise if You’ll get me down from here, I’ll stop sinning. I’ll be a really good person. I’ll serve You for the rest of my life.”

“Easy on the promises, Jack. Let’s just get you down from there; then we can talk. Now, here’s what I want you to do. Listen carefully.”

“I’ll do anything, Lord. Just tell me what to do.”

“Okay. Let go of the branch.”

“What?”

“I said, let go of the branch.. Just trust Me. Let go.”

There was a long silence. Finally Jack yelled,

“HELP! HELP! IS ANYONE ELSE UP THERE?”

Have you ever felt like Jack? We say that we want to know the will of God, but when we find out what it is, we can’t handle it. It sounds too scary, too difficult. We decide to look elsewhere. When He says, “Let go of the things that stand between you and Me, and trust Me with your life. It sounds pretty scary, but when we let go, we find freedom and safety in His hands.”

Feeding Your Complete You

feeding_your_soul_spirit

We are not human beings having spiritual experiences, we are spiritual beings having human experiences.

 
People eat right, people work out, people’s minds are finely tuned, but how many of us consider the nourishment of our souls and spirits?

We are body-soul-spirit. They cannot exist separately.

If people do not nurture their complete self, people will die at some level. People begin to wither with a feeling of emptiness.

A vague, persistent feeling that “something is missing.” A feeling of being dead inside.

People go about their daily lives, they smile, they manage….and inside, where no one can hear, they wail. Very little in our culture is deeply meaningful, feeding the soul and spirit, taking them deeper than our shallow, homogenized living.

Indeed, living in any other way but the narrowly-prescribed cultural mode is considered strange and suspect, even if pain and suffering are a dominant part of that mode.

Yet people are meant to be joyful creatures with a holy purpose, feeling our innate aliveness and our connectedness to God as well as feeding His people with His Words and wisdom.

Of the Earth dwellers, we alone have been gifted by God with consciousness and free will. But how tragically we waste our precious moments.

Hebrews 2:1-5

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. ”

Acts 26:20

“….that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.”

Today, make this the day you feed yourself God’s Word (Jesus’ sayings- John 8:51) and begin again. Share and feed others truths you’ve gained- blessing them and encouraging them to live again.

 

Life Cards

*This is not mine but I was captivated while reading it. It’s somewhat long, but to me;…well worth taking that time. Maybe you can be inspired by this and share it with someone you care about. –Moraldiplomat

paidformysins

Life Cards

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features save for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endlessly in either direction, had very different headings.

As I drew near the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read “Girls I Have Liked“. I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one.

And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn’t match.

A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching. A file named “Friends” was next to one marked “Friends I Have Betrayed“.

The titles ranged for the mundane to the outright weird. “Books I Have Read“, “Lies I Have Told“, “Comfort I Have Given“, Jokes I Have Laughed At“. Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: “Things I’ve Yelled at My Brothers“. Others I couldn’t laugh at: “Things I Have Done In My Anger“, “Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents“. I never ceased to be surprised by the contents. Often there were many more cards than I expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped.

I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be possible that I had the time in my 20 years to write each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own hand writing. Each signed with my signature.

When I pulled out the file marked “Songs I Have Listened To“, I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn’t found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of music, but more by the vast amount of time I knew that file represented.

When I came to a file marked “Lustful Thoughts“, I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out an inch, not willing to test its size, and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content. I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me. One thought dominated my mind: “No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!”

In an insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn’t matter now. I had to empty it and burn the cards. But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it.

Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh. And then I saw it. The title bore “People I Have Shared the Gospel With“. The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.

And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that the hurt started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him. No, please not Him. Not here.

Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn’t near to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper that my own. He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes. Why did He have to read every one?

Finally, He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn’t anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again. He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn’t say a word.

He just cried with me.

Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card.

“No!” I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was “No, no,” as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldn’t be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, so alive. The name of Jesus covered mine.

It was written with His blood.

He gently took the card back. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don’t think I’ll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side. He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, “It is finished.

I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.

The Price has been Paid by Him. All He asks for is our hearts in Love-our commitment to Him.

How do I get to Heaven? How do I receive eternal Life?

Know these things to be true and Biblical………

1) Heaven is a free gift.

Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ”

2) Man is sinful…

Rom 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;…

we cannot save ourselves!

Eph 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:… .”

Prv 16:25 “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

3) God is a loving God…

1 John 1:14 “…God is love.”

Jer. 33:3 “…for I have loved you with an everlasting love.”

…but He is also holy and must punish sin.

Exodus 34 “He will by no means clear the guilty.”

4) This certain punishment for sin, in all of us, is solved in the person of Jesus Christ…

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

…who laid down His life as the perfect sacrifice to pay the penalty of sin for us all.

Isaiah 56 “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

God’s grace has been defined thusly: “GRACE“= God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense

The last words spoken by Christ on the cross were…”It is finished…”

-the debt is paid

How is this gift of eternal life received?

5) By placing your trust and faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

What kind of faith is saving faith? Faith is not an intellectual ascent. Saving faith is also not a crisis faith, where you get in a jam and call on God for a temporary help…then when the crisis is over…so goes your dependence and need for God.

Saving faith is trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation and eternal life. Not your own good works or what you can do…but trusting in what Jesus Christ has already done and settled for all of eternity in the heart of the living God.

Rev. 3:20 Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

(Jesus will come in and become part of you by His Holy Spirit.)

What do you do now? Do you sincerely want to receive the gift of eternal life? You don’t have to die and you don’t have to go to hell and be separated from God forever (John 8:51).

The Bible says…”If you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, you will be saved.

“…”For He is faithful and just to forgive you of all sin.”

All you have to do is pray this simple prayer…

Dear God, I am a sinner. I acknowledge that I cannot save myself. I thank you that you sent Jesus to die on a cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I believe that He is your Son and that he was resurrected from the dead. I believe that He is in Heaven now offering forgiveness. I open my heart and ask Jesus to come into my life as my Savior and my Lord. Thank you God. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, YOU HAVE everlasting life.

John 6:47 Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life

Welcome to the family of believers. We are not perfect…just forgiven.

 

Spirit

seeking_Gods_Spirit

There were two men both whom decided to get a horse. One man found a red Rhone with much spirit. The other chose one more docile. They would go riding together every day. It so happened on the route they would take around the countryside, there was a ditch about eight or nine feet wide, after a time it was apparent that the Rhone’s spirit could not be shaken and he gave everything he had in all he did.

When coming up to this gap in the trail he hurled it the first time. Because of the spirit in him he was quick to respond and jumped it with no problem. Yet the more docile horse would balk every time he came to the edge. He wasn’t sure of the distance; he would stand on the edge trembling with indecision and doubt because the distance to him looked too great. Then one day after awhile, coming up to the ditch and watching his companion take it with ease, something happened within him, a “knowing” was born that he could too. So with agility and ease he gracefully bounded over the barrier.

Life is much like the two horses. When we as people come up against trials or situations we just don’t feel like we can make the distance or that it’s just too big and we don’t know if we’ll make it. So we balk standing on the edge trembling. It’s not until we depend upon the Spirit within (our born again spirits-Romans 8:9). Then we are able to make it with ease. Until we quit looking at the obstacle or trial through our (physical) eyes, they will always seem too big for us. But there is, in every born again person; a Spirit within us (God’s Holy Spirit) that can judge the distance (better than we can in the flesh) to the other side and will give us the strength (1 Cor. 2:14 with Eph. 3:20) to make it through it.

As long as we let it (2 Cor. 9:8).

 

It all comes to a choice whether we look for the Spirit within or just stand on the edge and balk. We will always have a choice ( 2 Chron. 7:14 with Luke 13:3).

 

Rom. 8:9– “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

 

1 Cor. 2:14 -“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

 

Eph. 3:20 -“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,…”

 

2 Cor. 9:8 -“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:…”

 

2 Chron. 7:14– “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

 

Luke 13:3– “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”