In God We Trust is back, America!

In God we trust is back, America!

While defining how we, the people come by our liberties, revered  President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.”  President Jefferson also asked his countrymen this specific question on the subject: “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of God?”  Continue reading

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Lift Him Up Don’t Pull Him Down

Book review by Laura Martin

My book reviewed by Laura Martin.

Laura Martin, daughter of Christ, has diligently blogged over 850 posts proclaiming her understanding and love of God, Jesus, faith and Bible study. For this reason, I asked her to set aside some of her time back in May of 2015, to please review my book.

Laura’s positive response to my writing was much appreciated, so I decided to repost her review.  For those of you who have not yet ordered my book for yourself or a Bible study, her critique my help you with that decision for the new year.  

 My goal is to always transfer thoughts to paper as straightforwardly as Laura does. Thank you, Laura. Continue reading

Old Testament Writings Reveal Jesus!

 Old Testament writings reveal Jesus!

Through The Word, God reveals Himself and communicates to humanity.

The Bible consists of sixty-six individual books. Thirty-nine books in the Old Testament, originally written mostly in Hebrew and some parts in Aramaic. The New Testament contains twenty-seven books and was first written in Greek.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 

The time span for writing the Bible’s individual books, written by approximately forty different authors, is over a period of 1,500 years. Each book is written as God’s Word, and was recognized as such by God’s people of Israel. The Old Testament writings were finished approximately 400 years before the birth of Christ and Israel’s kings referred to the books as Scripture.

Although 1,500 years is a long span of time, the Bible is unwavering from Genesis – the first book in the Old Testament, to Revelation – the last book in the New Testament. The Old Testament was written by a unique list of many writers. A partial list includes:

  • Moses, a shepherd who became the greatest Jewish leader and spoke with God face-to-face.
  • Joshua, a mighty warrior and God chosen successor of Moses.
  • Nehemiah, a faithful king’s cupbearer who became a respected governor.
  • David, a shepherd boy who killed a giant and became a mighty king.
  • Solomon, son of David and king by birthright.
  • Daniel, a captive prisoner turned king’s chosen advisor.

Prophets of the Old Testament shared prophecies inspired by God. Jesus was prophesied about throughout the Old Testament. One of these prophecies is Micah 5:2,  “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

Micah 5:2 prophesied Jesus would be born in the city of Bethlehem, and that was affirmed in the New Testament book of Matthew 2:1, After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem

Jesus was indeed born in Bethlehem.

Another Old Testament prophecy, Isaiah 9:6-7, tells us Jesus would descend from the house of David: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

Romans 1:3 confirms Jesus’ earthly life as a descendant of David: regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life  was a descendant of David,

Old Testament Zechariah 12:10, tells us Jesus’ body will be pierced. In New Testament John 20:25-27, we read Jesus’ disciple Thomas at first doubted the resurrected Jesus, until Jesus stood before him and told Thomas to touch the pierced marks from the Cross on His body. After touching Jesus’ wounds, Thomas believed in the risen Lord.

The Bible tells us about Jesus long before His birth in a manger. Other prophesies include some will cast lots for His garments, as revealed in Psalm 22:18, and proved true in Matthew 27:35.

Isaiah 53:5-12 states Jesus will be the sacrifice for our sins. This prophecy was acknowledged in a letter written by the apostle Paul. It is in Romans 5:6-8 where Paul writes to the Romans explaining how God demonstrated His love for us by having Christ die for the ungodly.

What God predicts, will eventually come true.  All of these prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus Christ, confirming Him as the Son of God. Let us remember the history of the name Jesus. Let us remember to lift Him up as the true prophesied king.



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Choosing To Honor God Is Personal

Choosing to honor God is personal

Do you like being respected? Do you appreciate being admired for your talents and achievements? I know I do, and so does God. His blessings to us are far beyond our imagination:

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

So why do so many of us find it necessary to trash God’s name? Continue reading

5 Reasons to stop using OMG

5 reasons to stop using OMG

Over the past decades, society has willingly and enthusiastically decided exclaiming Oh My G**! is: pertinent, necessary and acceptable in everyday conversations. However, because of the definition of God, and the way I understand our LORD’s third commandment, I must disagree.  

Godnoun: the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.

Read five important reasons why expressing Oh My G**! is absolutely wrong. Continue reading

Keep God’s Name Holy!

Keep God's Name holy!

The following is an excerpt from chapter five of my book:

Lift Him Up don’t Pull Him Down – The eternal importance of never momentarily taking our Lord’s name in vain.


Our holy God’s son is God’s Word in the flesh. Jesus came to us to demonstrate God’s Word through His love for us. His was baptized around the age of thirty, and His ministry lasted approximately three years. In that short span of time, Jesus selected a devoted group of twelve disciples. They gave up all they had, in order to follow and learn from Him.  Continue reading

7 Realities Of God

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What a mighty God we serve! He created us, loves us, and desires a continual relationship with us. God is all things to each of us, although we each view and accept Him differently because He created each of us to be different beings.

Our Almighty God is never different from anything He has ever said or done, as the Bible steadfastly proclaims God is:   Continue reading

Nazarene Man Offers Thanks & Feeds 5,000!

Nazarene Man offers thanks & feeds 5000

Offering Thanks Works!

Today, not far from the town of Bethsaida in Israel, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, gathered together in a grassy area, the Nazarene Man filled the stomachs of 5,000 men (total does not reflect women and children in attendance). The wondrous deed was not done through the typical process of planning and preparation of food, but was accomplished on-the-spot by His looking into the heavens and giving thanks!

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Jesus Shed His Blood 7 Times For You

Jesus shed His blood 7 x for you

The Holy Body Of Jesus Shed Blood For Us 7 Times.

Each of the 7 times Jesus shed His blood for mankind, a freedom was returned to us. Read how Jesus’ blood redeems you and sets you free from bondage.

Leviticus 16:19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the uncleanness of the Israelites. Continue reading