Poem: Compassion

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What is this thing
that opens our hearts to others
Choosing to be caring
when others walk on by.

What is this thing
that resembles something of love
showing pity and kindness it brings
when nothing else can suffice.

Giving food to a stranger,
stopping when someones hurt
Removing them from danger
Lending an ear and shoulder to cry on

Jesus helped those in need
full of compassion for others
Showing many a thoughtful deed
An example for all to see

All Lives Matter

Recently we have seen a lot of shootings that are racially induced.  One guy is harmed by police so another man goes on to kill a police officer.  Why?  Shouldn’t we love one another and quit judging someone by their sin color.  If someone was injured would you check out their skin color to see if you wanted to help them, Or would you run to their rescue without thinking about it.  Recently I had the chance to help some women who had been in a serious car accident.  I didn’t look at their skin color first, I saw that they were human beings with lives that mattered.

The media is race bating.  They are creating chaos and for what.   We are all people with importance.  It doesn’t matter who we are or where we live.  We should love each other like Jesus Christ loves us.  He gave his life on a cross for all mankind.  He didn’t choose a select group of people that he wanted to die for.  John 3:16 says: 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.

When we start loving others more than we do ourselves, then this world will become a better place to live.  What happened to the times when someone would help out their neighbor.  We shouldn’t do things for payment but because we want to. We should look for ways to help out our fellow man.  We are all in this world together.  Time we started acting like it.  Time to show others love and forgive one another.  Love can erase hate.  No one is better than another. All lives matter to me, all lives matter to God.

Southern Attraction- Young Adult Romance Book

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After tornadoes blast through Alabama in April of 2011; I wrote this book in memory of those that lost their homes or even their lives.  After seeing the tornado destruction and losing power for over a week, and seeing many lives changed that day, I wanted people to remember what happened not only to the state of Alabama but throughout the south.
Southern Attraction is a young adult romance book about a girl who loses her parents and is forced to live with a country-fied redneck uncle from Alabama. There she has to rediscover who she really is.  She goes from the snooty beauty queen cheerleader to part of the southern charm.  She has to choose between two young men that she likes.

Heather has everything she ever wanted; money, clothes, friends, popularity and parents that adored her. Until one terrible day, she loses it all. She is uprooted from a place she loves to a small town in Alabama with a uncle she doesn’t know. The small town of Huckleburg was nothing like Manhattan. Country rednecks owned the town and no one accepted Yankees from New York. Heather didn’t think things could get worse until a tornado comes and blast through the small town. Heather has to lose herself to rediscover what life is all about. She meets two guys that she can’t decide between who she really wants. Join Heather as she discovers that there is more to life than money and fame. Will Heather ever fit in and find true love or will she remain an outsider living in the south.

Excerpt

“Uncle Mick, something is wrong with my television. Can you fix it?” she yelled through the walls to Mick. Within seconds she heard an alarm sounding. “What in the —-”, she said. Her bedroom door came flinging open and Mick ran inside. “Heather, there’s a tornado warning going on. We got to head to the storm pit!” he exclaimed.

“What?” Heather questioned. “I said come on,” Mick said as he grabbed her arm and pulled her behind him. Heather didn’t know what to think. She had never been in a place where tornadoes ever doomed the city, so she just followed Mick’s lead..

As Mick opened the front door, Heather was stunned to see the sky so dark. It had only been a few minutes that she drove into the driveway with a clear sky. Now suddenly a dark cloud hovered overhead. Heather and Mick ran toward the back of the house. Heather started to worry when she saw a cement looking building carved into the ground. Mick grabbed the door handle and pulled it.

“Get inside quick or we are going to be blown away!” he exclaimed. Heather could hear a roaring sound like a strong wind approaching them. She turned to look at the sky when she saw a funnel shaped cloud in the distance. Suddenly, fear came over her and she didn’t know what to say or do. Mick pushed her inside, and he pulled the door closed. Then he latched the door closed. “What are we going to do?” she cried.

“Don’t worry, we are safe in here. I’ve been through several of these storms in the past and everything will be fine,” Mick said, trying to console her. Mick tried to act calm for Heather’s sake but deep down he was terrified. He was worried that the tornado was going to blow the door off the storm pit, and they were going to be sucked out into the twister. He had been fortunate in the past to escape a tornado’s fury, when it ravaged his neighbor’s farm and left his untouched. He wasn’t convinced that this time, he would be as lucky.

Mick’s words of encouragement did nothing to calm Heather’s nerves. She was more scared than she ever had been before. She didn’t know what to expect or what to think about the idea of a tornado approaching. That is something that she never had to experience living in Manhattan.

An extreme fear came over her and she was in shock. Yes, her parents’ passing had traumatized her, but she never felt this type of terror and doom before in her life. She was afraid that this could end her life and Mick’s and she wasn’t ready to leave this world yet. She felt her life was just beginning. She hadn’t lived the life that she always wanted to live. Mick could see the panic in Heather’s eyes and by the expression on her face. Mick heard Heather mumbling something that he couldn’t make out. Then he saw her close her eyes as if she were praying. She cried as she asked God to forgive her and to protect her and Mick from the storm. Heather wasn’t a religious girl but she believed in a higher power. She believed in God as a creator of all things. She knew that now was the best time to make her peace with God, because she didn’t know if she would make it to live another day.

Then suddenly without warning they both heard loud noises coming from outside. Heather heard a crash like something had been hit by a fast moving train. Then she head a hard thud and some clattering and crashing sounds. Her body could feel vibrations through the ground and the walls.

“Lord, I don’t want to die, please help us God,” she cried. Trying to keep his emotions to himself, Mick reached out to hug Heather. She held her uncle tightly hoping that the storm would soon be over.

The vibrations from the ground grew stronger while the deafening booming sounds got louder and louder. Then all of the sudden, there was a complete silence. The storm had only lasted a few minutes, but it felt like an eternity to Heather. After everything became quiet, Heather fell to her knees and began to sob.

“Heather it’s over, don’t worry,” Mick said. Mick was concerned and worried what kind of terror was going on inside of her head. He could see her distress, but he didn’t know what to do, except hold her until she stopped crying. He was hoping that he could regain his own composure in the process.

“Everything will be alright, I promise,” he consoled.

After sitting on the concrete floor for several minutes, Heather finally quit shaking. After seeing Heather come back to herself, Mick leaped up off the concrete floor and went to open the door to the outside. The sky began to lighten and he walked outside to look around. Heather slowly got up on her feet and crept outside. She was taken back at the sight she saw before her eyes. A pile of rubble sat where the house once stood. All she could see was a dirty field full of debris. Their furniture and possessions looked like garbage, scattered acrosss the ground.“Are you okay,” Mick asked.“Yes, I’ll be fine,” Heather replied. After climbing over a pile of of wood Mick said, “Look, your car is over there and there is my truck. Maybe they are driveable.”  “I guess things could be worse. At least we weren’t injured,” Mick said as he surveyed the area. “How can you say that? You lost everything in that terrible storm. Don’t you care that we are both now homeless?” Heather asked with frustration. “I know you are upset, but we’ll figure something out.”Heather couldn’t understand why Mick was so calm and unemotional. He has lost his mind or something, she thought.

Mick walked over to his truck and tried to crank it. The truck started up without a hitch. “Come on Heather, let’s go see if someone might need our help.” Heather was still a little shaken up and confused when she followed Mick to his truck and climbed inside. Mick started to drive down the gravel road leading away from his farm when they observed a horrendous sight. They both were astounded at what they saw before their eyes. They looked around as Mick drove and they saw piles of debris scattered along the road and fields. They noticed the path of destruction was over several miles and only a few homes were left untouched.

“It is weird but it looks like the tornado picked its targets,” Heather said. “I see what you mean. Some houses are left and others are completely gone. It even cleared out all the trees,”Mick replied. Mick pulled over to the side of the road by a mound of rubble. He jumped out of the truck and ran over to where a house once stood. “Is there anyone in there?” he yelled.

Please help us!” Noises came from underneath the wood fragments. Mick ran to the debris and started pulling off planks of wood and garbage. “Come help me!” Mick exclaimed as he motioned for Heather. Heather quickly hurried to help Mick pull off the jagged and sharp boards from the heap of rubble. “Be careful, these have nails in them,” Mick instructed.Finally, Mick could see an older couple peering out from underneath the wreckage. He dug faster but carefully trying not to injure them. At last, an elderly man and woman climbed out from underneath. “Thank you! Thank God, you came. We don’t know how long we would have been under there,” the man said. Heather could see how glad the man and woman were that they were rescued. Suddenly Heather felt good that she was able to help the couple. After checking for injuries, Mick told the couple that they were going to look for other people who needed help. They waved goodbye as they quickly drove down the rode. So many people were out examining the area looking for survivors and anyone that was trapped.

Heather saw steel power lines snapped in two. Cars and trucks were turned upside down on their axles. Huge trees were uprooted and pulled up from the ground with the roots lying on top of the ground. Cement slabs were robbed of the houses that once stood on their surfaces. Shreds of cloth that once resembled clothing lay on the ground. Pieces of twisted tin were wrapped around trees that still stood amongst the wreckage.

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Who is God

For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? (Psalm 18:31).
God is the creator of everything from the sun and moon to man and woman.
Psalm 8:3-4 says, When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? This is a very powerful statement.  Who is man to God? Why does he care anything about us? 
God is all powerful, all knowing, loving, righteous and loving.  You are his handiwork.
 
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. (Psalm 96:4,5)
His voice and words are powerful. He spoke everything into existence. Psalm 29:4 says, The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. In Genesis Chapter One, God tells us that he spoke and things happened.  He formed the earth, moon, light, man, animals by his voice.

Who can know God? Deuteronomy 4:39 says,
Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; (Deuteronomy 7:9). The Lord is known by the judgement which he executeth: Psalm 14:1.

God protects his children from harm and heals them.

(Psalm 18:2) The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psalm 34:17 says, The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, 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.

God is a God of love! Psalm 8:17: I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. John 3:16 says, 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.
1 John 3:16 says, Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.
1 John 4:7-8 says, Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

God is a God of righteousness and judgement!
Psalm 7:11 says, God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. Psalms 50:6 says, And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Psalm 116:5: Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
Ecclesiastes 3:17 says, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

What does God require of us?
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 1 John 5:2 says, By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 1 John 3:23 says, And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.  If you don’t accept his son Jesus Christ, then you are none of his. Romans 8:9 says, “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.”

If you would like to become the child of God, you must accept his son, Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Call upon Jesus and ask him into your life and he will save you.   Go to this link to learn about salvation. 

Whose Wisdom?

Whose Wisdom? is a great post written by Eliza from the holdingforthhisword blog.  We must obey God rather than man.  If the Bible says its wrong, it’s wrong.  If the Bible says that you must believe on the name of Jesus Christ, you must believe on the name of Jesus Christ to enter Heaven.  Jesus was the son of God and not just a man or prophet.  Many are led away from the truth and say that there are other ways to Heaven.  Don’t be fooled by the wisdom of man.  God’s wisdom is true and is spoken through his holy word, the Bible.

Isaiah 53 speaks volumes what Christ did for us on the cross.

Isaiah 53:3 -He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

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.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Beauty of Lighthouses

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Seems like a lot of people are fascinated with the beauty of lighthouses. Maybe its the scenery sounding the lighthouses or the symbol of what they represent. Lighthouses are one thing that the whole world has in common. From Brazil to America, from Ontario to Croatia, one can find a lighthouse sitting amongst the cliffs of the ocean.

There are varieties of lighthouses; some beautiful and stand out, while others may be withered from age. One thing they all have in common is that they shed a light so bright that it lights up the night sky. Lighthouses not only help with navigation to the right path, but they mark out the dangerous conditions to sailors traveling the seas.

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If you look at a Christian as a lighthouse, they may seem not quite as appealing to some, but to others they stand out gleaming forth a luminous light of knowledge and truth. They don’t seem to move but are always there shedding forth their beaming light to admonish weary sailors toward a clear and easy path. They weather the storms and sometimes are surrounded by tumultuous currents and sheets of ice, but they still stand ready to shed forth their light without wavering.  Without lighthouses, this earth would not have lights to guide us through the stormy tides toward a safe and loving place of protection, in the arms of Jesus Christ.

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There’s a lighthouse on the hillside
That overlooks the sea
When I’m tossed it sends out a light
That I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead me o’er
If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
My ship would be no more

It seems that everybody about us says
Tear that old lighthouse down
The big ships just don’t pass this way anymore
So there’s no use in standing around
Then my mind goes back to that one dark, stormy night
When just in time, I saw the light
Yes, it was the light form that old lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill

And I thank God for the lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I might clearly see
If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
Tell me where would this ship be?

I thank God for the lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I might clearly see
If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
Tell me where would this ship be?

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Writing to Edify

walkSo many authors are in the world today. It is hard to know who is writing for wealth, fame, riches; I want to tell you that my main purpose is to encourage you and edify you into gaining wisdom. Knowledge is great but wisdom is from above. I recently have written an E-Book called, “Walking with the Father”. The purpose of this book was to share what I have learned with others. This book should help you with your Christian walk with God. It is free on Smashwords by clicking this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/420758

Walking With the Father is a Christian based book that helps those that might be struggling with their faith or who simply want to increase their relationship with God. Many of us have been in a place where we have sought after God. We have been confused, broken hearted, lonely or in search of answers. We have desperately needed to find help in times of trouble. Walking With the Father is a spiritual handbook designed to give you the answers you seek. It is a Christian guidebook that clearly lays out ways to guide you in the right direction to becoming closer to God.

 

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Virtuous Mother

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Who can find an honorable and loving mother,

 for her price is far above rubies.

She is kind and offers a lending hand,

Giving to the needy and poor.

With strength and wisdom she takes a stand,

teaching her children to fear the Lord.

Her own works praise her in the land,

For her tongue is the law of kindness.

She rises yet early while it is night,

to prepare meat for her household.

Her clothing is humility and things that are right.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed.

Her mission is to provide a good home,

Strength and honor is her virtue.

Her children have no need to roam,

for they rest well in their beds each night.

She leads and offers herself a role model.

Her beliefs and faith are always in sight,

Teaching her children what is honest and right,

To care for the needs of others,

For she is a virtuous mother.

Angels- God’s Messengers- Part 2

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This post is a continuation of a previous post about Angels. To view the other post, click here.

God charges his angels to perform his judgment in different situations. Look at Genesis Chapter 19, we read how two angels came to warn Lot to leave the city of Sodom. They cause blindness to come upon the men of the city (Genesis 19:11). They were sent by God into Sodom to destroy the city (19:13). God gives his angels certain instructions on how to carry out his orders. He told the Angels not to touch the city until Lot escapes the city (Genesis 19:22).
In 2 Samuel 24 we learn that God sent his angel to cast the judgment of seven years of famine upon Israel after David numbers his people. Seventy thousand men died because of David’s sin.
One day God will tell his angels to separate the wicked from the just and will cast them into the lake of fire (Matthew 13:41, 49).
Some angels will carry out God’s judgment (Revelations Chapter 8, 9, 16). Revelations Chapter 7 talks about how they control the wind. One angel in Revelations 7:2 is described as being a leader of the other angels and he has the seal of God. One angel having a sharp sickle thrust it upon the earth and gathers the vine or God’s people.
Some Angels act as protectors. They tell God’s people what they need to hear. Genesis 22:11, an Angel stops Abraham from killing his son as a sacrifice. Some angels are here to protect us. In Psalms 91:11 the Bible tells us, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” In Luke 4:10-11 it says, “For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”
In Exodus 23:20, God tells Moses that he send his Angel to protect him on his journey to Caanan. The Bible says: “Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.” We learn that in Daniel Chapter Six, that God sent his angel to shut the mouth of the Lion so it would not harm Daniel. God protects his people that obey him. Daniel 3:28 says God sent his angel to protect Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery furnace. The king, Nebuchadnezzar had ordered them thrown into a hot furnace that was seven times hotter than normal.
In Matthew 26:53 we learn that Jesus could have called twelve legions of angels to come and protect him. In that time, a Roman legion was composed up of 6000 men. Psalms 103:20 tells us that angels are strong and excel in strength.
Some Angels are messengers and tell different people what they need to know. An Angel tells Hagar to return to the house of Abraham and Sarai and be submissive unto them. Then he tells her that she will have a son, and tells her to name him, Ishmael (Genesis 16:11).
An angel tells Manoah and his wife that she will have a child. He instructs them about what she should do while she is carrying the child. He tells them that they should not cut his hair. He tells them that the child will later deliver Israel out of the hands of the Philistines. We find out later that this child was named Samson.
In the four gospels of the Bible, angels told Mary and the disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead. To read about this, you can go to Matthew Chapter 28, Mark Chapter 16, Luke Chapter 24 or John.
One Angel was sent to Gideon to tell him that God was with him and that he could stand against the Midianites (Judges 6:12). The Angel did a miracle in front of Gideon as a sign that God was with him (Judges 6:21).
An angel went to announce the birth of Jesus to different people. Luke 2 tells us that they went and told shepherds about the birth.
Some Angels carry out different functions that God gives them to do. Some Angels are there when we die to escort us into Heaven, if we are his people, saved by his grace. If you are not a believer in Christ, you will not be escorted by the Angels into Heaven but into Hell. Luke 16:19-24 tells us that a poor beggar named Lazarus who was escorted by God’s Angels into Heaven when he died. Then there was a rich man that opened his eyes after death into a place of torment called Hell.
The minister, Billy Graham gave an account of his grandmother when she died. He said that she raised up in her bed right before she died. She was laughing and said that she could see Jesus, her husband that had died earlier, and the Angels. Immediately after that, she laid back down and died.
My maternal grandmother had told my mother before she died that her husband, that had died earlier had visited her. He had asked her if she was ready to die. A few months later, she was given a drug she was allergic to. The doctor gave her something to counteract the drug. My mother pleaded with her to fight to live. She shook her head no and pointed to her engagement ring and pointed upward. She was letting my mother know that she was ready to die. This gave comfort to my mother.
As a nurse, I have seen people that were deathly sick. They seemed to go through a miraculous recovery right before they die. They can raise up in bed. They can talk to you as if there was nothing wrong with them. Then the next day they die. It is hard for me to understand that a person who is about to die can recover so quickly, but I know God is the one who heals. When a person dies they are no longer bound by a humanly body but by a spiritual body.
I have heard other accounts of people who died say that their feet was burning right before they died. It is not a good feeling to know that someone didn’t accept Christ, and that they would end up in a place of torment.
God grants some Angels powers to perform certain things. In Luke 1:20, an Angel made Zacharias dumb and unable to speak until Elisabeth had her baby. This was done because Zacharias didn’t believe that his wife could have a baby because she was of old age.
In Genesis 19:11, Angels caused the men of Sodom to become blind because they were wicked. The men of Sodom wanted to do things to the Angels that was ungodly.
In Jerusalem we know that their was a pool called, Bethesda. An angel would go and allow healing once a season to whomever entered the pool first. So God allows angels to carry out act of healing.

To explain fully about angels, I need to tell you that there are fallen angels which have followed after Satan. They are considered his demons or evil spirits. Satan was once an angel in Heaven. His name was Lucifer and in Isaiah 13:14 tells us why he was cast out of Heaven. The Bible tells us, “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.”
Satan can transform into the appearance of an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). He is a deceiver and he has deceived the nations. He is known as the tempter (Matthew 4:3).
In Jude 1:6, These fallen angels left God to follow after Satan. God has reserved them in everlasting chains under darkness until the day of judgment.
God has control over these fallen angels. He cast them into hell and they are bound by him (2 Peter 2:4).
Revelations 12:9 tells us that Satan or the Devil, deceiveth the whole world and was cast out into the earth with his angels.
They have a destructive nature as seen in Mark 5:4-13. There are many fallen angels as told in Mark 5:9, which described them as Legion, meaning many. Their purpose is to do the work of Satan not God.
Several places in the gospels mention how Jesus or his disciples had to cast out devils from people that were possessed. One man that was mentioned in Mark Chapter Five had several devils in him. This man dwelled among the tombs and he was untamable or unmanageable and he would cry out and cut himself daily. When Jesus approached him, he ran toward him. It showed that the devils knew exactly who Jesus was.
Mark 16, we read of where Mary Magdalene had seven devils in her. Luke refers to these devils as evil spirits.

I hope that this book has given to you some clarification on what Angels are all about and what they are here for. God send his Angels to comfort us in times of sorrow, to protect us in time of trouble, to instruct us about things that God told them, and minister to us when we need it. In this world, everyone looks to evidence to prove something exist. Only a slight few have encounter instances with Angels. They do not leave behind evidence other than what people have testified of.
As a Christian, I have found several times in my life where I felt like Angels were watching over me. I believe I have seen Angels watching me in my car, at my house and felt them at other times. Some did not look like they were there for good. The fallen Angels are all around us. These fallen Angels are working evil throughout the earth. They are causing strife and working to serve Satan’s purpose. I warn you to be on guard. If you are suddenly mad for no reason, ask yourself if this could be the work of Satan.

Angels- God’s Messengers

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There are many misconceptions about Angels and I would like to clarify some things that I have learned. Please keep in mind that the scriptures used are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. When writing scriptures, I will put something like John 3:16, which means the book of John, Chapter 3 verse 16. Over the next few post, I hope to shed light on what angels are and what they were created for.

Angels are supernatural or spiritual beings that many people think and wonder about. There are many misconceptions about them and many people seek answers related to them. I hope to clarify some things about angels and open your eyes to what angels are all about.

Angels are everywhere doing God’s service. Angels are not to be worshipped but recognized as spiritual beings that God created. Many think that a person who accepts Christ will become an angel when they die. This is not true. They were created to worship God and do his service by acting as messengers, protectors of God’s people, comforters, ministers or overseers (Nehemiah 9:6).

They have different jobs to perform such as announcers, harpist, or carpenters (Zechariah 1:20). Some sing, worship and praise God on a continuous basis. Some have delivered things to God’s people. Some stand as guards. They hearken unto God’s voice and obey his commandments (Psalm 103:20). They do God’s pleasure or service and are called ministers (Psalm 103:21). Others will gather those that offend God and do iniquity and cast them into hell. Then, there were some that followed after Satan and became fallen angels.

Angels themselves do not condemn or accuse. They only carry out what God tells them to do. We see this in 2 Peter 2:11 and Jude 1:9. They are knowledgeable about things pertaining to this earth (2 Samuel 14:20).

Some walk amongst the people of the earth for Hebrews 13:2 says that some of us have entertained angels unaware. They were created sometime before the creation of the earth as identified in Job 38:4-7. They are great in number; a great innumerable company of angels. This is told in several places of the Bible such as Daniel 7:10, Matthew 26:53, Psalms 68:17 , Jeremiah 33:22 or Hebrews 12:22.

Angels have different characteristics and different forms. Some look just like we do. Most of the time in the Bible, Angels were referenced as looking like men; with one possible exception in Zachariah 5:9. Genesis 19:3 says that Lot made them a feast of unleavened bread and they ate it. The Bible tells us that there are some people who have entertained angels unaware (Hebrews 13:2).

Some take on unusual forms. They can appear as a cloud or fire as explained in Exodus and Revelations. They can be visible or invisible. In 2 Kings 6:17 we learn that they can be invisible and then appear visible. Or they can disappear within a blink of an eye. They can walk through walls or doors without opening them. They tell you things that you need to know.

They are considered strong because Psalm 103:20 tells us that they excel in strength. Most of the time, when men of the Bible seen the angels they became fearful. Some fell to the ground because of fear.

One Angel was described in the gospels as having white raiment, or clothing, and his countenance was like lightning (Matt 28:3). Another place, angels were described as looking like men with shining garments (Luke 24:4).

In Daniel 10:5 we read of one clothed in linen with a girdle of fine gold. In Ezekiel Chapter 1 we read of some unusual looking creatures that appear unto Ezekiel. They had a likeness of a man but with four faces and four wings that joined to each others. On the right side their faces looked like a man and a lion. On the left side their faces looked like an ox and an eagle. Their appearance was like burning coals of fire and out of the fire lightning went forth. It appears that they stay close to the Almighty God near his throne because it tells of a throne with the appearance of a sapphire stone. In Revelations it talks of different precious stones around the throne of God.

Revelations Chapter 8 tells us that some carry a trumpet, one carries a golden censer. Revelations Chapter Ten tells us that one is clothed with a cloud and a rainbow around his head. His face appears bright like the sun and his feet like pillars of fire. Revelations 15:6 tells us that some angels have pure and white linen with golden girdles upon their breast.

Different angels have different jobs. The Bible tells us that some follow Jesus. Some act as messengers. Others as ministering spirits (Hebrews 1:14). This might include spiritual guidance or an act of service.

Some angels watch over the churches. You can read about this in Revelations Chapter Two and Three. Some testify to the churches about Jesus (Revelations 22:16). Some worship God and Jesus near the throne by saying, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever (Revelations 5:12-13).”

Other angels play harps and sing songs to God (Revelations 15). Some make announcements like in Revelations Chapter 14:6-13. Some play trumpets to announce things to come. Look at Judges 6:34, Psalms 47:5, Isaiah 18:3, Isaiah 27:13, Matthew 24:31, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Revelations 8:2-13, and Revelations 9:14.

Some angels praise God and show honor to him by singing (Luke 2: 13,14). Some fight with the Devil and cast him out of Heaven (Revelations 12:7-9). Other carry out God’s judgment as explained in Chapter four. Others act as protectors of God’s people. Some are sent to warn people of their iniquities as in Judges Chapter 2.

Angels ministered unto Jesus when he was on the earth (Matthew 4:11, Mark 1:13). Luke 22:43 tells us that one angel came to comfort and strengthen Jesus before the Crucifixion.

An angel ministered unto Elijah while he was under the Juniper tree. Two times he brought him food and told him to eat (1 Kings 19).Angels brought manna from Heaven to the Israelites for forty years while they were in the wilderness (Exodus 16:35, Psalm 78:25).

One Angel delivered Peter, one of Jesus apostles from prison in Acts Chapter 5 and 12. Numbers 20:16 tells us that an Angel was sent by God to bring Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt. One Angel was sent to stand in Balaam’s way to prevent him from going somewhere that he shouldn’t. (Numbers 22-24). One Angel was sent to roll the stone back from the grave where Jesus laid (Matthew 28:2).

Stay Tuned!

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