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I’m so excited about the opportunity to blog. I love good conversation and in a perfect world I’d have a big beautiful porch with rockers and other similar seating, days warmed by sunshine,  iced tea and lemonade for refreshment, and the company of close friends and loved ones where we were all engaged in conversation sharing thoughts, feelings and a lot of laughs.

However, this is not my present reality, much as I’d love it to be, so I find I do the best I can with what I have. While a blog is not a personal two way conversation, it will serve as a good medium wherein I can share my thoughts, feelings and opinions.I hope I am able to write things that are edifying, entertaining or otherwise enjoyable to read. I’d really enjoy positive feedback.

I will also use this forum as a means to share some of the good reads I enjoy. I have a passion for learning and I also enjoy good fiction. Since childhood I’ve been a real mystery buff. Most of my blogging will be on non-fiction, however, as I want to share about some of the good and edifying work that I come across.

With any luck I’ll be able to write something that resonates with you, enough so that you look forward to hearing from me again.

Until then…         Gina Torso shot-crop

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The Lion

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There was a small group of us staying in a cabin. The cabin sat high above the ground with a long wooden staircase leading to the ground level. From a large sliding glass door, we could see a lion, on the grounds, prowling below.

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One young man in our group, full of confident pride, was of the belief he could, in rather a “horse whisperer fashion” handle this lion, so he went outside and down to the ground level to confront the lion.
From the balcony, we called out to him urging him to come away from the animal, back to the safety of the balcony.
Our pleas fell on deaf ears, in arrogance he was so sure he could handle the animal and gain control over it.
Lying on the ground alongside the lion he prostrated himself, contorting his body as if to mimic the movements of the lion; his belief that somehow, in this manner, he could gain control over the animal.

In moments his entrails were hanging out of him as his lifeless body, now carried in the lion’s mouth, was moved the other side of the grounds that surrounded the cabin.

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A friend of this young man, who had followed him to the ground level now looked on in horror. The remainder of the group who had remained up on the deck began to scream to him to run: “RUN, run as fast as you can!”

He tore off across the grounds. As the lion was distracted with his most recent kill the young man was able to make it back to the level of safety.

The entire group then promptly leaped back into the cabin, slamming the door shut and blocking it with a sofa.

Just as someone was placing a phone call to authorities for help and back-up I awoke.
Lying in bed, my head still on my pillow, the following immediately came to my mind:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

1 Peter 5:8

Having gone to sleep some hours prior, after praying to the Lord my concern pertaining to an addiction that is a part of the life of someone I care about, I believe the Lord gave me this dream as a means to illustrate a warning.

It is with you I share this dream; my hope you will see, and heed the warning, as, I believe, your “habit” is akin to the Lion; you believe you can and do have control over it. I believe this dream was a means of illustrating that belief to be a false illusion.

A whole other level

Years ago, upon reading a novel “Time and Again” by Jack Finney, the concept of time travel fascinated me, but I believed it solely fantasy… however, upon coming across mind bending scientific information, I’m now questing: is it?

Also, in years past, by way of TV programs and movies, I  have been introduced to warping in and out of galaxies, more of time travel, and alternate dimensions.

Then came the series on NetFlix: “Stranger Things”. It was somewhat under duress I watched that series, and the concept of an alternate dimension offered up a trip to “hell” in my opinion. That alternate dimension was terrifying and, at the time, I was truly thankful this was only fiction.

Again, my belief of such a concept being only fiction has been strongly challenged. Thankfully, however, I believe what was illustrated to us in the aforementioned movie is an alternate to what the reality can be: thank God. (and I do mean that literally).

My belief in the aforementioned concepts of time travel, alternate dimensions and popping in and out of these dimensions to be purely fictional was challenged when I happened upon some information that finds support in science; information that apparently has been around for a while but of which I was unaware.

What really compelled me to pay attention, however, is when the person presenting the information in the following video also made mention of  specific historical events of which I have believed, for most of my life, to have actually taken place.

What has happened for me, most recently, is that these previous events are now being seen, by me, in a new light of understanding, as to how they took, and can still take place.

Now my mind is more open to this concept I find what I read this morning to take on a new level of meaning.

Because I find this all to be so mind expanding and, well, fascinating, I am sharing with you in the hope it excites you as well.

Below I will post the first video I heard that opened up my way of thinking, then a link to take you to read (or listen if you choose that option) to what I read today that connects to content in the first video, then you’ll find a link to a short video that depicts a portion of the events described in both the first video and the written historical event.

Please watch the videos in order as posted below and also take time to read the passage for which I will post a link.

My hope is that you, too, will find you are able to look at this things that took place so many years ago in a new light, as has happened for me, and that in the process you, too, will see your existence in a new way as well. I believe you may find it fascinating.

First watch this:

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Then read or listen to the following. (Note: on the upper right of the page this link takes you to, there is a button you can click which allows you to listen to it being read to you)

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Then take a few short minutes to watch a short and interesting video depiction of the events described:

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a vision

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Sleeping in on a Saturday morning, in my opinion, is a dream; one I love to experience! I’ve been lucky to have been able to experience this treat many times in my life, particularly these past few years that I’ve shared my life with a man who is typically an early riser; he’ll tend to the household thus allowing me to sleep in.

So, imagine my perplexity this past Saturday morning, Sept 22, 2018 when, for no apparent reason, I woke up just past the crack of dawn! What the heck, yo!

Since there was no urgent reason to get up I remained in bed, the back of my head buried in a pillow, thinking about the weird dreams I had before waking up. Aside from being weird they were of no consequence so I wasn’t making anything of them.

Suddenly I was caught by surprise when the following lyrics crashed into my consciousness in such manner as to command my attention:

“no time left for you, I’m on my way to better things…”

Simultaneous to this, with absolutely no correlation to the dreams of the night, I was presented with a visual in my minds eye:

In what I initially perceived to be water I saw what appeared to be stick like figures, floating upwards.

But then I realized, somewhat surprised, what I was seeing was not water but was a skyline; I was seeing images floating up into the sky ascending above the roof tops.

Immediately following this image there appeared an exceedingly bright light, seeming to have shape, but not identifiable to me; this supremely bright white light was shining out from amongst the clouds.

Rather excitedly I chuckled to myself thinking: “wow, we may be seeing something happen real soon after all”.

Then I saw the image of the bright white light a second time.

Initially I found this experience rather curious but as the day went on, and I pondered more upon the experience, I began to sense this was not so random as it initially seemed, but in reality may well have been an important experience and/or a message.

I guess you could say it took a bit before the significance of it all really set in with me.

Not recalling what that song was but knowing it from my past, I got up from bed and did an internet search of the lyrics: here’s a youtube of the song. However, it was only that particular stanza, as quoted above, I heard while having this particular experience or vision.

From my heart

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“What does it profiteth a man if he gain the whole world but lose his soul… ”

As I sat here staring at a blank blog page with a desire in my heart but absolutely no idea how to express it, the above words came to mind.

I believe those words comprise the lifeblood of the message that is in my spirit which I pray will touch your heart.

A little over 7 years ago, in the midst of a crisis of my faith, I phoned my childhood best friend. At age 11 my family moved 850 miles away from my childhood home, so this friend and I no longer maintained the typical friendship of those who are blessed to grow up together in the same town. But this friend and her family were so near and dear to me, I reserved a place for her in my heart, for life, and periodically kept in touch in an attempt to sustain our friendship.

As she and I were raised under the same religious culture, but knowing she did not live true to the religion, she was, I believed, the one I could safely call. I needed someone whom I believed would understand, to discuss with this crisis I was in, upon coming to recognize this church in which I was raised and had been faithful to for the better part of my life was, actually, in fact, not all it perported to be.

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In this phone conversation I learned a few things: while my friend did not live the religion in her daily life, she still held to the culture and believed the church to be true; my friend believed what is important to make it to heaven is simply to be a “good person”; and lastly, my crisis of faith of the church actually seemed to serve distancing this friend from me; something I feared it would those who remain active believers of this particular church; I just never anticipated it of this friend.

However, that phone conversation is the last this particular friend has accepted from me.

I still love that friend and I’ve missed her. But more importantly is what I have come to understand in the years since that phone call with her.

In particular, on my mind today, is not so much her belief that this particular church and culture are true, but more importantly of her belief that you only need to be a “good person” to obtain eternal salvation into Heaven.

This is a false belief and my objective desire today is to share with you, my reader, what is essential to obtain the saving Grace of God, so as to obtain eternal salvation in the glories of eternal heaven, as opposed to finding yourself in the realm outside of heaven thereby being cut off from the presence of God which equates to spending eternity in the realm of Hell.

To begin we need to understand why any of this is relevant, and I believe the following sums it up well:

 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.  (Romans 5:12-15)

In a nutshell: Adam sinned against God and in that moment suffered spiritual death. He was cut off from the presence of God.

In order to restore a way for mankind back into the presence of God, (since we each are born of Adam with a sin nature) a sacrifice had to be made to atone for sin.

This was accomplished by God (the son of God: Jesus Christ) coming to this earthly realm and taking on the form of humanity; this being accomplished by the Holy Spirit implanting in the womb of the virgin Mary so that she would bear the human child in which the spirit of God, (the son of God) dwelt, thereby creating a human being that was both God and man.

And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father who is in Heaven.  (Matthew 16:16-17)

Thus it was that Jesus was without sin which qualified Him worthy to be a sacrifice to atone for the sins of all of mankind.

However:

For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live”  (Romans 8:13)

For us to be able to partake in the redemption offered us of God by way of this atoning sacrifice, it is requisite that we ACCEPT this gift; acceptance of this gift is done by way of faith and believing.

To deny the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ leaves us lost in our sins:

Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.  (John 8:24)

or again:

Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.  (Colossians 2:9)

On the other hand, when we accept and believe on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ:

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.  (Romans 8:1-2)

That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 10:9-11)

I think because my original foundational understanding of the gospel began with religion based upon law, it was challenging for me to come to understand and accept the principle of grace, a principle taught us by the Apostle Paul.

Perhaps this is why I was given a particularly powerful dream, one I felt was worthy to share, which I did in a previous blog post. You can read it by following this link

I recommend reading it, as I believe it serves well to drive home an understanding of this powerful gift or blessing that can be ours.

Following are a couple scriptures that define what I came to understand in the dream:

 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:27)

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us (Romans 8:34)

While doing research I came across an article wherein I learned the following:

There are two kinds of faith: ascentia and fiducia.

Ascentia is a mental acknowledgment.

Understanding this helped me understand something that once puzzled me:

In reading from the New Testament I realized the demons who took possession of mortal bodies recognized Jesus as the son of God.

In my mind this establishes a couple points:

1) Jesus IS of God, because these demons, followers of Satan, each of whom once dwelt in the Heavens with God clearly would know of the deity of God and thus of the Son of God. Therefore, when He dwelt upon the earth they recognized Him.

2) Despite fully recognizing Jesus, thereby “believing” it was Him, and thus knowing He IS the Son of God, yet still they are NOT saved. So, what’s the difference?

The difference is between ascentia and fiducia.

Fiducia is a faithful, independent trust in the work of Christ upon the cross. It is in believing and trusting that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ: His offering up His life and allowing His blood to be shed for our sins: is the only way through which we can and will be saved.

So it’s more than just knowing of Jesus Christ. Many are those that can know of Jesus. There is secular documentation from the time when Jesus walked upon the earth that allows us to know He was a real life character. Knowing OF Him is not enough.

Salvation requires believing in Him; believing His atonement; trusting in the salvation He offers: understanding that is is ONLY through Jesus Christ that we can come to the Father.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.   (John 14:6)

Being a good person and doing good works is a good thing, but it will NOT bring us to the eternal Father!! It is NOT the key.

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,    (1Corinthians 15:1-4)

And once we have this; hold fast, because:

…“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”  (1 Cor 2:9)

 

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 8:37-39)

I pray that if your faith was wavering or, simpering out, or no longer existent, it is revived, so that the fire now burns within your spirit and that your HOPE burns bright, as we wait upon our Lord and Savior, because HE has long promised HE WILL RETURN for those who love Him.

 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? (Romans 8:24)

May God Bless You.

 

of eclipses and volcanos

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You probably are aware there is to be a mega blood moon on Friday which will be experienced clearly over the middle east continents of this world.

Due to the time difference, those on that part of the world will see it at night while those of us on the American continent will be experiencing blue skies and sunshine in the mid morning hours of the day.

A question I’ve had but didn’t find answers to, is will we (those of us on the America’s) experience any type of eclipse. However, this morning I began listening to a women who does very analytical studies. In this series she just put out pertaining to the blood moon, I learned there is a possibility we may very well experience an eclipse.

I also learned there is a possibility the effects of this lunar eclipse could cause the Yellowstone volcano to blow. We know it’s been showing some activity of late which has the attention of those who understand that, should this volcano blow, it would have devastating effects on this portion of land mass.

So, to back up a bit, some of you are likely familiar with the one and only dream I had for which I spoke with assurance it was a vision from God. I’ve had some interesting and some insightful dreams in my life, but of this dream I have known, without question, it was of God. I have never claimed to know why I was shown what I was shown, and I didn’t fully understand what it was I was being shown.

However, in the span of time since October 8, 2016, which is when I was awakened from my sleep and instructed that I must remember this, upon which the dream was brought to my now conscious mind with distinct clarity, I have been paying attention to both scripture and world events in a desire to better understand what I was shown.

Months after the dream  my studies led me to recognize a correlation between the opening of the 6th seal (from Bible prophecy as given in the book of Revelation). That was a jaw dropping moment that gave me chills, as I recognized the connection.

Some months later, again, I was given reason to believe the “cloud of darkness” I saw just prior to the “bolts of fire” was from an solar eclipse. Thus it was, last year, I was paying close attention when I learned the American continent would experience a total solar eclipse.

Today, in the middle of listening to the series, I paused it to look for photos depicting what a volcano blowing looks like. I specifically wanted to see if in process it caused “bolts of fire” to effectively “rain” down from the sky. I’ve inserted a picture that suggests to me this may very well be so. As we know, this type of natural disaster causes much destruction, which is exactly what I was made to know was the result of the “bolts of fire” that rained from the sky in my dream.

The dream is posted here

If you’ve not already read it, I think you may find it most interesting. For myself, it was amazing to see.

While I am NOT prophesying anything with what I am saying now, I do state I am seeing a good possibility of what could come to pass.

And given all the factors, I see a strong possibility it could happen within the next days to come.

Combined with this, I have been having some personal experiences which lead me to believe the judgments of God are indeed about to rain upon us, just as I was made very aware that what I was shown in that dream were, in fact, judgement of God.

One very important point I understood in my dream was I did not have a spirit of fear. The reason being because I felt the protection of God. Those that put their faith in Jesus Christ need not have a spirit of fear because God has promised that He will protect those that are His.

Thus it is I constantly emphasize the point to get your life right before the Lord; to place your hope and trust in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

TODAY is the day to do this if you have not already. We absolutely cannot count on tomorrow.

2 Corinthians 6:2

For He says:

I heard you in an acceptable time,
and I helped you in the day of salvation.

Look, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation.

Here is a link to the first of the series I have been listening to:

West Coast EARTHQUAKE

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Okay, so let me try and cut to the chase: can you say EARTHQUAKE on exponential and devastating proportions?!?

I know, I know, I’ve been hearing about “the BIG one” since I was in elementary school, and some of you know that was a VERY LONG TIME AGO, but…..

Something very well may now be afoot, and it’s no joke and it’s not a conspiracy.

For example: “Eleven earthquakes ranging from 2.8 to 5.6 magnitudes were reported off Oregon‘s southern coast Tuesday morning.”

That’s the part they are reporting, but I’m hearing there is more that is not being reported.

This is a long video. It’s current and it sheds a bit of information via a guy who pretty much lives and breaths this stuff, so he does know what is going on:

 

Here’s a much shorter video I was just listening to. I’ve never before listened to this guy (didn’t know about him) but there is something in what he said herein that prompted me to share this information:

 

Here’s the thing: there is a major blood moon coming July 27th, 2018, so in a few days from now. Add to that all the planets have lined up in what I understand to be a unique manner. I’m hearing along with the blood moon Mars will pass extremely close to the earth; an event that is very very rare.

I am wondering just how much all of these events affect the earth. I have a feeling more so than we might realize.

IF, or should I say WHEN this earthquake hits, it is predicted hundreds of people will die.

TODAY is the day of our salvation. TODAY is the day to get right with God. Jesus Christ is “the way” “the truth” and “the life”. It is ONLY thru Him that we have salvation.

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

If you have not, call upon Jesus Christ now! Get eternally saved today, you may not have a tomorrow.

Today is the day…

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Standing waist high in rather swampy water, I noted the water was not a murky green, but instead was an orange red color.

From my viewpoint I saw my son and a girlfriend standing together; to my right of them stood a tall man; however, my son and this young woman’s interaction was limited to between themselves; they seemingly unaware of me or this man.

Next thing my son was standing away in the distance, no longer with this young woman, whom I knew he had been in relationship with.

Making my way over to the young woman I engaged in conversation with her.

The male personage still stood, now off to my left. There was a barrier standing between us and Him, which at the time wasn’t significant and, despite being aware of his presence, there was no attempt to engage with him or vise versa.

I understood this young woman was a virgin and that she was separated from my son and concerned he no longer was a virgin.

I found I was explaining  to her that ALL of us have sinned; no one is free of sin, and there is not a grading scale for degrees of sin. Instead all sin is in opposition of God, and thus separates us from Him.

(Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,)

I attempted to impress upon her to not judge my son, explaining that through Jesus he could be made clean. 

(Hebrews 10:10  By this will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.)

I then went on to state that all of us, all mankind, will stand before God in judgment one day.

(Revelation 20: And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.)

However, those of us who believe in, and trust in Jesus Christ: as our Lord, and our Savior, will literally see Him, Jesus, standing between us and the judgment of the Holy Father.

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

Quite literally, through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, we can be made clean; God the Father will see us through Jesus, which is how we are seen as perfect.

(Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.)

(1 Corinthians 3:10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.)

As I was explaining to this young woman how my son, through faith in Jesus Christ will be made clean again, I very literally “saw”,  in my dream, Jesus standing between my son and the Holy Father.

As I witnessed this I was so strongly impacted by the reality of HIS redeeming love I was overcome with emotion and, literally, wept.

1 John 2:1-2
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

During the week since having this dream I have gained some clarity on it.

Virgin is representative of spiritual purity.

The murky waters represent the sins of mortal life of which we are surrounded and tempted.

This dream is applicable for all of humanity, it is not singularly about my son. I believe the Lord gave me this dream and used a visual of my son because it would serve to strongly impress upon my heart the full impact of the significance of the message; the significance of the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and the gift that sacrifice is on our behalf.

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, now stands in the gap between us and the Father, and through our Savior we can be washed clean, IF we accept this gift offered us. 

John 14:6

Jesus answered,“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

Fire in MY veins

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Yesterday I spent time working on a sewing project for my youngest child. Just before going to bed, I opened up my tablet to see a youtube had just posted by a young women I enjoy listening to.

I enjoy her videos because I trust that what she shares is truth. She is humble, prayerful, and relies on the Holy Spirit for guidance including when she reads scripture.

I do not personally know her, aside from once posting a comment thanking her for what she shares via her videos, I have no communication with her, and I’ve never shared my blog with her.

Thus to have what she spoke confirm three specific experiences; each of which I have complete confidence were made known to me via the Holy Spirit thus are from the Lord; experiences that each are warnings, served rather as both a jaw dropper and to put some fire back into my veins.

What her video did was serve to show me that what I thought were three random warnings are in reality three events that will all come together at the onset of the “great tribulation”: a time that is very nigh at hand.

I had NO IDEA each of these are related–until last night; listen and hear for yourself!

Please take the time to listen to the following video, and then follow the links to important blogs posted.

 

First see: Raining Fire- Further understnding

Then read: The End of the Line?

Of us who live in the USA, this is very important: Judgement coming to America?

May 23, 2018 update. I just came across a fantastic video I highly recommend viewing. Please take time to listen, as the message is well backed up with scripture, thus rendering it, in my opinion, highly reliable, and thus very important.

Wonderland series

The following is some fantastic listening. I highly recommend all of it.

I know I feel fantastic every time I listen to this man; he’s wonderful!

This first part is great:

 

This second is, in my opinion, even better:

 

And if it keeps going in that direction this third part will be best (I’ll know after I watch it, in a moment; in the meantime I’m sharing it in faith because Andy Stanley, IMO, never fails):