Movie: Star Wars Series Reflections

As a tribute to the Star Wars (Disney made) new series in 2015, I made this music video…

Music: “Star Wars” movie theme (whistling) creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com

Series

ORIGINAL TRILOGY

Star Wars Movies | StarWars.com
There is a correct order to show your children the Star Wars movies October 24, 2014 theweek.com
“…Let’s say you grew up watching the Star Wars trilogy, then had children sometime after 1999, when George Lucas started releasing the prequels.

When your kids are old enough, what order should they watch the films in? The order they were released — Star Wars (A New Hope) (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983), then The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005)? Or the order the events happened in the Star Wars universe: Phantom Menace (I), Attack of the Clones (II), Revenge of the Sith (III), New Hope (IV), Empire Strikes Back (V), and Return of the Jedi (VI)?

Rod Hilton, a computer programmer in Colorado, has given this a lot of thought, and he probably has the best solution. His (correct) instinct is to start with New Hope (IV), because if you start with Phantom Menace (I) you lose the essential shock of learning Luke’s parentage in Empire Strikes Back. But he also wants to end on a high note — so, none of the prequels. Here’s Hilton’s “Machete Order,” named after his blog, Absolutely No Machete Juggling:

Next time you want to introduce someone to Star Wars for the first time, watch the films with them in this order: IV, V, II, III, VI…”
Star Wars From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
“…is an American epic space opera franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas. It depicts the adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”.

The franchise began in 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars (subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981[2][3]),..”

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) imdb.com
“Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. “

Star Wars – Episode IV – Trailer (original 1977)


Star Wars: Episode 4 A New Hope OFFICIAL Blu-Ray trailer from youtube.com

-Cast

=> Spotlight: Celebrity-Carrie Fisher’s “success”! goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

“THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW” (1977) (PART 1) (WITH CARRIE FISHER, HARRISON FORD, & MARK HAMILL) from youtube.com
“Published on Aug 31, 2014

Part 1 of 2.

Two months prior to the airing of this episode of “The Mike Douglas Show”, the mega-blockbuster film “Star Wars” debuted in U.S. movie theaters. Host Mike Douglas and co-host Richard Thomas are joined by the three top “Star Wars” cast members — Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill.

This is a rare chance to see these three “Star Wars” actors in their younger days, prior to the time when “super stardom” enveloped the trio.

This show was taped at Mike Douglas’ Philadelphia studios on July 20, 1977.

©1977 Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc.
©2000 Rhino Home Video

PART 2:

MORE ABOUT THIS SHOW:
http://Mike-Douglas-Show.blogspot.com

ALSO SEE:
http://Classic–Movies.blogspot.com/2…”

RARE 1977 interview with Harrison Ford on Star Wars , from youtube.com
“Uploaded on Oct 18, 2011

May the Force of Nostalgia Be With You NYTimes com Bobbie Wygant interviews Harrison Ford fir Star Wars in 1977.

https://www.facebook.com/ClassicStarWars”

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) imdb.com
“..After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. ..”
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – Trailer

Sal: We need to get “equipped” (see Good News Ministry) and “taught” by mentors (those who have walked the walked) before we personally/individually take on the “enemy”. Season to “train” and season for “active duty” for war…

Yoda training Luke pt1 from youtube.com
Star Wars: Biblical Wisdom from Yoda. | Theology within Film theologywithinfilm.wordpress.com
“..During Luke’s training with Yoda on Dagobah, Luke starts to lose hope when he is distracted by thoughts of his friends. Yoda consistently works Luke toward being able to pull the X-Wing out of the swamp using the Force, but Luke is distracted. ..”
*there is power in the mind to overcome distractions we face in our daily lives!

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) from imdb.com
“After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. ..”

Star Wars- Return Of The Jedi Trailer (HD)

Sal: The famous fight seen (see Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader – Edited , from youtube.com )reminds me of the “spiritual battle” between “good” and “evil” within.

Update: Just watched it again (January 2nd 2016) and got this “relevation”-I was watching the scene where the evil guy tries to make Vader and his son Luke kill each other. He keeps telling Luke to “hate” (“let the hate flow through you…haha!”) and be “angry”. Fortunately, Luke remembers his teaching (mentored by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda) to fight with “love“!

Spoiler Alert: Luke wins his dad’s heart through love and forgiveness..

5 Christian Messages Found in Star Wars crosswalk.com
It’s Never Too Late for Redemption

“At the very end of The Return of the Jedi, just when it seems that all hope is lost, something incredible happens. Darth Vader, the longstanding antagonist of the series, sacrifices himself to save his son and defeat the emperor. Vader had believed he was too far gone to ever find redemption. He had done so many terrible things, betrayed so many people. How could he ever be forgiven?

Luke, on the other hand (no pun intended), never lost faith in Vader. In fact, he believed so strongly he was willing to pay the ultimate price for his forgiveness. There are many people like Vadar who look back on their mistakes and think it’s too late, but they are wrong. I doesn’t matter how far we’ve strayed or how mangled we’ve become, Jesus gave his life so that we could be forgiven (John 3:16). God doesn’t need to save you, He already has…”
*see Luke 17

-Behind the Scenes of Original Trilogy

Behind the Scenes of Star Wars: The Original Trilogy ILM Special Effects Makers. , from youtube.com
“Published on Jan 3, 2016

To YOUTUBE and All of its Viewers,

THIS VIDEO HAD NO INTENTION OF MAKING ANY PROFITS. All of the material belongs to their respective owners.

This was taken from the Star Wars: The Complete Saga as a special feature for the Original Trilogy of Star Wars.

You can purchase the Complete Saga on Amazon here in the link below:

goo.gl/B7j7Ho”

PREQUEL TRILOGY

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) from imdb.com
“Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory. ..”

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Trailer

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace christiananswers.net
“…On the flip side, there is also a “dark side” which is easier to tap into because anger, fear, and aggression all lead to it. Only by staying calm, patient and passive can one avoid turning to the dark side. Obviously we need to teach our kids what the Bible has to say about all of this. We need to teach them that there is a real force and His name is Jesus Christ and in fact all things were created by Him (John 1:3; John 1:10) and through Him all things truly consist (Colossians 1:17)! Furthermore, they need to know that sin, which we have all committed, (Romans 3:23) leads to the “dark side” and we must accept Christ as Lord of ours lives to get us into heaven (Romans 6:23)…”

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) .imdb.com
“Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi. ..”

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones – Trailer



Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones
compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International 2002 1 Jan crosswalk.com
“.. In this chapter, young Anakin Skywalker starts giving in to his foolish impulses, rejects the counsel of his teachers, and responds to the temptations that lead him on the path of the Dark Side. His primary weakness is his infatuation with the beautiful Senator Padme Amidala…”

Sal: What temptations do you have?

-Comedy

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) Bloopers Gag Reel , from youtube.com

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) imdb.com
“..During the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy. Sidious is ready for his new apprentice, Lord… See full summary » ..”

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Trailer

-Cool

Episode III Lightsaber Training , from youtube.com

Star Wars Ep 3 Revenge of the Sith Final Battle Clip , from youtube.com
“You turned her against me..”.-Anakin & “.. You’ve done that yourself…Your anger and lust for power have already done that..”-Obi Wan
Episode III The Final Battle – Darth Vader Vs Obi-Wan Kenobi – Part 1 , from youtube.com
*see satan (a.k.a. father of lies), deceiver, etc..

SEQUEL TRILOGY

Sal: I watched this movie again (via online) after watching Rogue 1 the other day (Friday, December 16th 2016). I was encouraged and had a revelation during the scenes (e.g. Star Wars VII The Force Awakens- Rey vs Kylo Ren Lightsaber Fight Scene from youtube.com , of “using the force” (see 1 Corinthians 12).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) from imdb.com
“..Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. ..”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

Sal: Another revelation or thought was during the scene when Rey “commands” the Star Trooper to release her and drop his weapon..lol! I saw this as believers needing to practice using their authority as God’s children against the evil and dark forces…in Jesus’ name!

-Cast

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Full Cast & Crew imdb.com
Carrie Fisher Interview with Gary on The Force Awakens , from youtube.com
“Published on Dec 4, 2015

Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia in the first “Star Wars” in 1977 and returns this month in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” | Carrie Fisher, who will forever be known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died, family spokesman Simon Halls has confirmed to ABC News…”
Billie Lourd On How She Got A ‘Star Wars’ Role Without Help From Mom Carrie Fisher | TODAY , from youtube.com

-Comedy

Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base – SNL, from youtube.com

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), from imdb.com
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starwars.com
“From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

Rated: PG-13

Released: December 16, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer (Official)

Rogue One review: this is the first Star Wars movie to acknowledge the whole franchise is about war Updated by Todd VanDerWerff@tvoti Dec 16, 2016, 11:14am EST vox.com
It’s often incoherent and messy. But it’s also beautiful and has a strong central theme.
“..But if the film is politically relevant, it’s only accidentally so, not intentionally. I say that not just because Rogue One was completed long before Donald Trump’s election or even Brexit, but because Edwards uses a kind of scattershot approach to political content in his films — he’ll give you just enough of an idea of what he’s going for, but he’s uninterested in pushing any further than that.

An early shot in Rogue One features Stormtroopers patrolling the streets of a city rife with tension between various factions, rolling around in a tank. At various moments, it calls to mind the US occupation of Iraq and police militarization of American cities. But it’s not entirely clear whether Edwards has thought about what these similarities might mean in the larger tapestry of Rogue One beyond “Do you get this reference?” It’s political commentary as Family Guy joke…”
*see Neutral Perspective: Iraq War was justified or not?
An Epic Scene in Rogue One Will Change How You See Darth Vader Megan McCluskey Dec. 16, 2016 time.com
This post contains spoilers for Rogue One.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Final Trailer | Experience It In IMAX®

Sal: These are some of my favorite quotes that motivated me ..


“…Zorri Bliss: They win by making you think you’re alone.

..

Many of us feel like we are the only one going through a specific or particular challenge. We start feeling down and want to give up. However, when we start listening (or reading)to what other’s are going through (sometimes “worse”), we don’t feel as bad. This is where we need to keep communicating with one another and sharing our hearts with each other.

*all the quotes from lolalambchops.com

“Poe Dameron: We’re not alone. Good people will fight if we lead them..”

Sal: This can apply in our own lives if we (leaders) “rise” up and “not ” stay quiet when “we” are getting “oppressed”

from moviequotesandmore.com

“..It’s an instinct. A feeling. The Force brought us together. -Finn

..”

Sal: Love this movie as it had some memorable quotes including the one you shared about the “force bringing them together”. In times of life challenges , I feel the Holy Spirit brings His people together as one (John 17) if “we” are willing also to put our differences and come together for the “One” that brings us together that we have in common.

from 4hatsandfrugal.com

“..bring the war to them..” – ??

Sal: We have to stop “playing “defense ” only all the time. Just like many sports (e.g football). No team will win a game just by playing “defense” the whole time, they need to be “aggressive” on offense.

-Quotes

The Best Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker Quotes mamasgeeky.com

-2nd Time Watching

Sal: I was hoping to watch it again in “3D”, but wasn’t able to..

However, I was able to remember some “scenes” I was going to write about earlier. The most important reflection topic was on “unity”. How we need to “come together” to fight this “common enemy” (part of a movie quote from Lord of the Rings). Also we “need the force”. I see it as God’s power that is within us if we “believe” we have it through our “salvation” in Him (Jesus Christ). He left us with the “Holy Spirit” before he ascended to Heaven. However, He’s “Emmanuel” (God is with us)and we just gotta empower one another on this using the various “spiritual gifts”..

*see Deep thought: Trinity-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is One? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Others:

-Animated

Star Wars Animated Series | StarWars.com from starwars.com

-Bible

9 Ways Star Wars Parallels the Bible by Paul Kent onfaith.co
The Death Star and pride? Luke Skywalker and Moses? Star Wars mirrors Scripture more than you think.
“..His life goal is to spur interest in the Bible for readers of all ages and backgrounds. Paul has loved the Star Wars saga since he saw the original movie poster at age 11. He is the author of The Real Force: A 40-Day Devotional. We asked him to list 9 ways in which the Star Wars series parallels the Bible..”
Star Wars, Literary Parallels and the Bible April 11, 2013 logosmadeflesh.com
“..Have you noticed how the second Star Wars trilogy (episodes I-III) parallels the first (episodes IV-VI)? Here are a few examples..”

-Behind the Scenes

‘Star Wars’ locations that actually exist
By Griffin Shea, for CNN Updated 11:00 AM ET, Wed December 21, 2016 cnn.com

40 Years of Star Wars Panel Full – Star Wars Celebration 2017 Orlando

-Characters Bio

Mark Hamill From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“.. (born September 25, 1951) is an American stage, screen and voice actor. He is known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series and for his voice-over work in animations and video games as the Joker, commencing with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. Hamill has acted in several theater productions, notably The Elephant Man, and is the co-writer of The Black Pearl comic book miniseries…”

An Hour With Mark Hamill Panel – Star Wars Celebration 2016

-Theories

10 Star Wars Fan Theories That Will Blow Your Mind , from youtube.com
“Description:
Did Han Solo really survive on dumb luck, or was the Force with him? Why do the Ewoks think C-3PO is their god? Was Luke Skywalker standing next to a grave at the end of The Force Awakens? Star Wars fans have burning questions. Sometimes, they also have the answers. This video is a review of our favorite mind-blowing Star Wars fan theories, the ones that change the whole picture of what’s going on in the movies.”

-Weapons

Star Wars Featurette: The Birth of the Lightsaber , from youtube.com
“Published on Apr 9, 2014

Star Wars creator George Lucas, actor Mark Hamill, and sound designer Ben Burtt discuss the concept and creation of the lightsaber.”

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#Azusa Revival Now 2016 Spreading…

Yesterday, I followed this historical anniversary movement via online and was very inspired, encouraged, motivated, etc…

Azusa Now April 9, 2016- Buy the Field


“Published on Dec 18, 2015

Azusa Now
April 9th 2016
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Visit AzusaNow2016.com for more information as we launch into this next season.”


“…Commemorate the 110th Anniversary of the Azusa Street Outpouring

Wendy Alec and the GOD TV team are delighted to bring you this very special event on our GOD TV schedule. Join us for GOD TV’s exclusive 15-hour broadcast of Azusa Now, LIVE from Los Angeles with many of our best-loved speakers. This is a broadcast you won’t want to miss…

The Azusa Street Revival of 1906 was the most powerful expression of revival in modern times. Multitudes were saved, healed, filled with the Holy Spirit and experienced miracles. 110 years on Lou Engle of TheCall is trusting God for a fresh outpouring… at Azusa Now.

Join many leading revivalists LIVE from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday 9 April, including Bill Johnson, Heidi Baker; Todd White; Daniel Kolenda; Shawn Bolz and others. With worship led by Bethel Music and Jesus Culture.
For 15 years TheCall has proclaimed an uncompromising message of consecration to Jesus, crying out, “Prepare the way of the Lord”, just like John the Baptist. Now Lou Engle believes it is time for a new Jesus Movement that will “Behold the Lamb!”

Azusa Street transcended barriers as diverse people gathered in bonds of love, unity and prayer. Azusa Now is built on the hope that such revival can happen again. Azusa revivalist, William Seymour said it would. He prophesied the Holy Spirit would be poured out even stronger, 100 years later…

Watch Azusa Now and trust God for a fresh encounter with Jesus!

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)..”

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Repentance

Omar ‏@villacres Apr 9 15 years later, @LouEngle and the @TheCall still contending for repentance-driven revival in our nation. #asuzanow

Landon Schott ‏@landonschott Apr 9 Racial reconciliation & forgiveness taking place at #asuzanow #thecall watch live at http://REVtv.com @… https://www.instagram.com/p/BD_czAEmTME/

Prophecy

“Revival will start here and spread to the rest of the nation..”-?
Isaiah 62New International Version (NIV)
Zion’s New Name
.biblegateway.com

Unity

Turkish and Armenian Christians Reconcile on Genocide Anniversary
Televised prayers at Yerevan memorial cap an unprecedented effort at forgiveness.

Barbara G. Baker – World Watch Monitor Barbara G. Baker – World Watch Monitor
[ posted 4/24/2015 11:03AM ] christianitytoday.com

(WWM) “We came to share your pain,” Turkish Christians declared in early April, standing before TV cameras at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan.

“We have come here to apologize for what our ancestors did, to ask for your forgiveness,” two spokesmen for the Turks went on to say.

Shocked viewers across Armenia watching the Azdarar TV news channel on April 11 could hardly believe their eyes and ears.

Turks, claiming to be Christian? And laying wreaths at the nation’s genocide memorial? How could Turks, of all people, come to Armenia to honor the memory of more than a million Armenian Christians who had been slaughtered 100 years ago by their own forefathers, the Ottoman Turks?..”

Invitation from Fr. Edward Benioff to attend #AzusaNow , youtube.com
“Published on Apr 5, 2016

Fr. Edward Benioff, Director of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, invites you to attend #AzusaNow on April 9, 2016 in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum to pray for Christian unity and the fulfillment of John 17. Register for free now: majorchange.org/makeusone”

Catholics & Protestants UNITED, reconciled in the Lord Jesus Christ! #AzusaNow2016 — at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena.

Praise & Worship

“Name of Jesus lifted high….”

Stuart Greaves ‏@stuartgreaves 17h17 hours ago

.@jayethomasmusic leading at #AzusaNow I always experience the majesty of Jesus when he leads.

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Azusa now worshipping time!!! 4/9/16 , from youtube.com
*with http://www.lindyconant.com/ (Lindy Conant – Every Nation Every Soul (with Misty Edwards), from youtube.com
)

Azusa Now (Live) Every Nation (Song)


“Published on Apr 9, 2016

Azusa Now (Live) Every Nation by Lindy Conant
When this song came on – all the social media feeds went crazy with reposts of the lyrics.

#AzusaNow2016
#AzusaNow
#Revival
#Music
#LouEngle
..”

AZUSA NOW (4-9-16) EVER BE – Kalley Heiligenthal – Bethel Worship , from youtube.com

-Spanish

Onething 09 Come and let your presence , from youtube.com

Azusa Now 2016 – Closing Music Only (30 minutes) , from youtube.com
“…Published on Apr 10, 2016

Azusa Now 2016 (Recorded Live) the final 30 minutes of worship of the night…”

Words of Knowledge (1 Corinthians 12)

Azusa Now – Shawn Bolz


*see http://bolzministries.com/

“Oh, the blood of Jesus…speaks a better Word”
*see http://rickpino.com/

Bethel Music Moment: King of My Heart – Steffany Gretzinger and Jeremy Riddle, from youtube.com
“..Published on Jan 5, 2016

“You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down– ‘cause You are good, good, ohhh.” // Watch Steffany Gretzinger and Jeremy Riddle lead a powerful version of “King of My Heart” by John Mark and Sarah McMillan at Bethel Church…”

Healing Reports

-Wheelchair

Rick Pino Verified account ‏@rickpino 21h21 hours ago

Man who could not walk gets out of his wheelchair COMPLETELY HEALED!! ♿👉🏼️🚹#AzusaNow https://instagram.com/p/BD_5MGWHqCH/

Cindy Jacobs ‏@cindyjacobs 22h22 hours ago #azusanow! Another person got out of a wheelchair! Wow!!

-Viewers

Passion Church ‏@PassionTucson 19h19 hours ago @GODTV – 5 healings at Passion while streaming #AsuzaNow! Praise God!
#PassionChurch

Sharon Cornelius ‏@SharonCornelius Apr 9 Tuning in from Penang, Malaysia at 1.00am to watch #asuzanow .powerful presence of God. Yearning for revival in our country 🙋🏻💥 @GODTV

Prayer

Azusa Now Todd White Moment! Holy Spirit Let Your Fire Fall. (Lindy Conant Band)


“Published on Apr 11, 2016

Azusa now gathering . Todd white releases prophetic word over generation about spirit of Evangelism….and the FIRE FALLS”

Action Messages

Azusa Todd White speaking 4/9/16

Azusa Call Apr 2016 Bill Johnson , from youtube.com

-Bible

EndBiblePovertyNow EndBiblePovertyNow.com
“..I commit to the Lord to help End Bible Poverty Now by praying regularly and doing what the Holy Spirit leads me to do…”
Loren Cunningham: End Bible Poverty from youtube.com
“…Published on Jun 3, 2015

Loren Cunningham talks about worldwide Bible distribution..”
*by 2020 challenge

-Mission Sending


The Cross, The Arthur Blessitt Story, posted by Arthur and Denise Blessitt, Free full length., from youtube.com
“Published on Mar 27, 2015

“The Cross, the Arthur Blessitt Story” Full length movie for Free viewing posted by Arthur and Denise Blessitt. Arthur is still walking 41,435 walking miles. Watch. Share with others. Post on Social Media sites! You can be a worldwide witness! Take one hour to share this. Guinness Word Records 2015 for longest ongoing pilgrimage/walk. You can carry the cross via the Internet to the world. Watch on your TV or streaming…”

“Bless the feet that brings “Good News”…

-Quotes

Sal’s shares:

“Stop partaking with the “accuser” in accusing others

Forgive

Let’s be Bible doers..”

“If you don’t do the Bible you don’t get revival.” —@LouEngle

Cody Graves ‏@Codyman 21h21 hours ago “When you pray for the sick, you are just writing a check that has already been signed” – @billjohnsonBJM #AsuzaNOW

# Hashtags Shares

Bethel Music ‏@bethelmusic 18h18 hours ago

Unified as a church of nearly 100,000 for #azusanow in LA. Revival isn’t an event, it’s the mighty move of God.

History

The Azusa Street Revival of 1906


“Published on Jul 12, 2013

Documentary about the Azusa Street Revival :

The Azusa Street Revival was a historic Pentecostal revival meeting that took place in Los Angeles, California and is the origin of the Pentecostal movement. William Joseph Seymour was an African American from Louisiana and was a son of a former slave who had severe case of smallpox which left him blind in one eye and a disfigured face. He was born May 2, 1870 in Centerville Louisiana. The Revival began with a meeting on April 9, 1906, and continued until roughly 1915. It came to be known as the birthplace of the Pentecostal Movement Revival and the birth of a spiritual renewal that hit around the world.”

Interview of witnesses of the Azusa street revival, from youtube.com
“…Published on Nov 14, 2013

Very rare and interesting insight into the LA revival of 1906 from people that were actually there ! Both were healed from serious health problems and have powerful testimonies to share. This interview was made in the early 1970’s”

Feel free to share any personal stories, reflections, praise reports, action plans, challenges, etc… that God laid in your heart to encourage others..

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Deep thought: Trinity-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is One?

Judaism


A Look at the Trinity From a Messianic Jewish Perspective

by Richard Harvey  Hits: 12004 jewsforjesus.org/

Jesus in Genesis: 1. The First Word of the Bible



I asked my dad once how do you convince a Jewish person that Jesus is the Messiah. He told me to show them Jesus in the Old Testament. My first thought was like everyone’s, the Old Testament (The Tanakh) is for the Jews and the New Testament (B’rit Chadashah) is for the Christians. My dad had it right. Jesus is on every page of the Old Testament; you just have to look. To prove my dad’s point, look where Jesus is hiding in plain sight in the very first word of the Bible. God bless you for watching.—John
Check out my cool Hebrew notes photo album at the link below:
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..”

WOW! This Jewish man turns to Jesus and explains why in a way you never heard before!

“…Published on May 13, 2015

More at: http://www.imetmessiah.com
By: http://www.oneforisrael.org
..”

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Islam

How can Jesus be God when the Hebrew Bible says God is not a man? Cf. Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Hosea 11:9. answering-islam.org
“…Answer:

None of those biblical texts say God CANNOT be a man, but say that God IS not a man, a major difference:

“God IS not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” Numbers 23:19

“And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he IS not a man, that he should have regret.” 1 Samuel 15:29

“I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.” Hosea 11:9

It is true that during the Old Testament period God hadn’t become a man, but this doesn’t deny that God could choose to later become a man, specifically in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Hebrew Bible itself supports the view that God can become a man, without ceasing to be God, since there are places where God appeared in human form:

“The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw THREE MEN standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. He said, ‘If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. Let a little ..”

trinity explained by Ahmed Deedat

Trinity! An Explanation for Muslims arabicbible.com
“..The Bible speaks about the Holy Spirit being God:

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit… You have not lied to men but to God” (Acts 5:3,4).
In a similar way the Quran (Surah 4, Al Nisa, verse 171) speaks about Jesus being a Spirit proceeding from God! In other parts people are described as having been strengthened with a spirit from God (Surah 58, Al Mujadilah, verse 22). At the creation Allah has breathed into man of His spirit (Surah 15, Al-Hijr, verse 29), but Jesus only IS the Spirit from Allah!

This is why Islamic tradition calls Jesus “Ruhullah,” that means “Spirit of Allah.” Neither the Spirit of Allah (the Thoughts) nor the Word (the mind expressed) of Him can have been created since whatever proceeds from God Himself is part of Him and must therefore have existed eternally. If God was without Mind at any time He would not be God; or if he was without Thoughts at any time He would cease to be the Almighty One which is impossible! Muslim theology confirms this belief by stating that the Quran is uncreated and has existed in eternity with God. There again we find plurality within unity, something that is other than God but it is at the same time one with God…”

27 Is Jesus God? Deedat vs Anis Shorrosh

*see 33 minute mark
“Holy, Holy, Holy….”

Explaining Trinity to a Muslim – Dan Symonds – YouTube

Dan Symonds
Published on Dec 24, 2017
This teaching must not be taken to intellectually attack Muslims around you. We love our Muslim brothers and sisters and the purpose of this video is simply to gain clarity on their understanding of the Christian doctrine of Trinity and help communicate the same to them in love.

What Does the Bible Say About The Trinity? – OpenBible.info openbible.info

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Reflection: Church Service-“Spirit Move~Freedom of Change””

This past Sunday, my local church had some guest speakers after a weekend conference (Friday’s notes & Saturday’s notes) for women in our fellowship community. I was actually personally praying for this weekend conference for God to personally touch my sisters in the Lord. Well, I came to church yesterday morning after unintentionally staying up too late. I was so blessed that I had to share…

Here were the songs Cherish led our church family into praise and songs…dancing too!

“Freedom in this place..”

“We Want Change in the Spirit”…open my eyes to see , my ears to hear..on what your saying God…to me”

MCC: Worship Service with Cherish

“Bringing order, bringing life….Father you know best”

“Consuming Raging Fire”…fire,fire, You are our consuming fire”..burn me up, burn me up,….consume me, consume me,…He is residing in me”.
-return to the 1st love
During worship, I felt some spoken words to me, so I had to write these down..

“I’m royalty, I have destiny…I’m waking now, it’s time to shine. I was born for such a time as this..”

“We worship you Jesus…let everything that has breath praise the Lord”

“My determined purpose is to know You”…

“waves” (look in the concordance Bible on this word)

“8”For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.”Isaiah 55

Other Songs led by Cherish:

Q: God’s ready, are you?
A: feet of readiness (Ephesians 6)

This was a word that led me to write this..

“You feel you are not significant, stop comparing/measuring (2 Corinthians 10) yourself with others around you. You are significant (see 1 Corinthians 12) and loved in God’s eyes

“my determined purpose is to know your Word”

Word-“freedom”

-Pat F. share

Sal’s: I thought of this old cartoon…
Tom and Jerry (devil keeps chasing God’s people)

Alexis de Tocqueville – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com
Democracy in America Volume I – Part 1 of 2 – FULL Audio Book – by Alexis de Tocqueville , from youtube.com

SHARES:

-Jonathan shares Bible Verses:

1 Timothy 5:3
1 Corinthians 10:24-31
1 Corinthians 11:1
Jeremiah 33:15
Psalm 24:32
Exodus 34:14
Galatians

MESSAGES

-Jennifer T. (Expectancy Life Church in Virginia, Minnesota)

Rebuking demonic spirit (see 1 John 3) of a popular death metal band member
Sharing God’s love with “Love Bombs”
“no one is perfect, will keep changing/growing until we are taken to Heaven” (our next Salvation)

Can’t be lukewarm or mix (e.g. Sprite & Coke can’t be mixed together, one or the other has to be totally dumped out for pure drink of one)

Lap like a dog” (thirsting for more of God)
[Judges 7:5]

Ephesians 4:3

” 22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”Matthew 10:22-24 & Mark 13

Q: Are you willing to change your thinking? (e.g. religious traditions)
A: Renew mind (e.g. Romans 12)

-Cherish K. of Oasis International

“8”For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. 8″For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 8For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.” This is the LORD’s declaration.”
9″As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55

“Return to the Beginning”
*I thought of my song that I wrote last year (“Come Back to the Beginning”)

Word-:line-up with God’s thinking

Sal: After service, these words came to me and it became a song…

Music: New Song-“Change is Coming”

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Visiting those “sick” in the hospital

Last weekend during a conference “Storm the Planet Returns”) at my local church, a friend shared about a “friend of ours” that was just taken to the ER. She told it was pretty serious and thinks he might not make it. I didn’t bother to ask the medical condition as it didn’t matter to me. I then did a quick prayer for our friend and I non-verbally asked that God will just “heal” him and give some added time for me to see him.

The following day, I got an update via text that he was in the hospital and encouraged me to visit him. I was getting ready for church service (also 2nd session of the conference) and did a quick prayer for our friend, so I can visit him afterwards. I just had some faith and trusted God that He’ll give our friend some extra time for me to visit him later on.

During the service, one of the speakers (Jennifer) shared how we need to be the “pastor” (a.k.a. “church body ministry”) to the people around us. I thought of the people I work with (including my particular “friend”). Then after towards the end of the service, one of the leaders (Spencer) in our local congregation gave an invitation to come up for prayer (e.g. healing). I thought it was my cue to leave early and head to the hospital to visit our “friend”.

When I got to the hospital..

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..and was praying as I was riding my bike there, I went over to his bed side and smiled. He looked very weak and frail. The nurse (from the group home) left, so I took that time time to pray for him and shared with him some worship music that I recorded from our church service…

“Storm the Planet Returns” Conference: Day #2 (Session 2)-Worship Pt 1of2

…I would repeat some of the songs that was sung at church..

“You are my joy…, the joy of the Lord is your strength…!”

..as I was declaring it with faith for my friend.!
After awhile, my “friend” would grab my hand hard and tight. I noticed some increase strength..praise the Lord!

I would get a call from another pastor friend about how he got a call from a lady in charge of the group home about “my” friend that lives there. I told him a friend and I already visited him. He ended up visiting “our” friend and told me that he looks good, which I replied thanks to the many prayers! I would visit him again that day (Monday the 21st) just to see how he’s doing and would hear “good news” that he’ll be coming “home” in hospice environment.

Just this past Saturday (26th), I went to visit him at “home” and would encourage him by praying for him again. I also turned on his room radio, which it was already set to the local Christian station (Praise FM 101.5 FM/103.9 FM). I then started to sing this song that came to my mind (“You Are Not Alone“) and would do a parody with faith-building encouraging words.

OTHERS

-Surgery


Prayer Before Surgery
, from openbible.info
Bible verses for surgery biblereasons.com

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Is there healing after a Stillbrith or Miscarriage ?

It was compassion for me to write on this topic today after a special child dedication at my local church of young parents that had a still birth or miscarriage in a prior pregnancy. I can’t personally understand what it is like for what parents have to go through since I’ve never been married or had a child. However, I have parents that lost their first child, which would’ve been my oldest sister. I never spoke to my parents about this as it’ll be a difficult subject to bring-up. However, maybe in the future someday and I’ll definitely give an update here. Till then, I can just share other people’s stories to encourage those out their in the grieving and healing process.

Stat

Each year, over 50,000 U.S. children die (U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 2000). The death of a child is one of the most painful events that an adult can experience and is linked to complicated/traumatic grief reactions –
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841012/

Hope
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I Will Never Forget You: Finding Hope and Healing Following Miscarriage or Stillbirth
http://www.christianliferesources.com/article/i-will-never-forget-you-finding-hope-and-healing-following-miscarriage-or-stillbirth-920

Stories

*saw these guys in concert last month (April 2015)..https://www.facebook.com/SalPhotoVideography/photos/ms.c.eJxFzlESwDAERdEddfAE2f~;G2lDye4YLk2IxGQQg9fXwD6sAAx57O8Mb3BIkGoIKdECWGb69Aa0JGogEtoYteVYveAH~;wEQZ9QuSDZKBeh0YiII~_e0ZOw6bBOA3aFyxXRF6Nsjl7.bps.a.1043509822330556.1073742006.443035202378024/1043511028997102/?type=1&theater
or

This Family Knew Their Time Would Be Limited With Their Unborn Child
https://sfglobe.com/?id=14971&src=sidexpromo&pid=2749&tg=dn_139

Miscarriage
Written by Linnea Ransom
http://powertochange.com/experience/life/miscarriage/

Movies

“Heaven Is for Real” Miscarriage Scene
https://youtu.be/bujocOVF2cc
*see Deep Thought: Is “Heaven” for real? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Testimonies – God’s Plan for Pregnancy
http://www.godsplanforpregnancy.com/testimonies/testimonies.html

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Daily Balance: Body, Soul, and Mind

How to keep a healthy balance of all three-Body, Soul, and Mind…daily? Yeah, I know, it’s not that easy. I’m no expert, but I feel I should share what I do to encourage you all in what I “try” to do to keep living a healthy balance life. People tell me I look younger than my age, which I take it as a compliment. Growing-up, I “hated” it! I was always treated “like a kid” or  I was “look down” all the time. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate it and I try to take advantage of it by encouraging “younger” folks to not let others “look down at them”. I then learn from the “older” folks and any age “folks” on how to live life “better” overall.

What do I do in daily basis to keep a “balanced life”? Here is my “typical” day that I “try” to accomplish in a regular basis that keeps me running like the “energizer” bunny:

When I get up in the morning, I try to allow time to not get rush, so I can do my daily devotions (Soul/Spirit)…

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”Joshua 1:8


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I like to read God's Word before breakfast because feeding my soul “awakens” the other parts (e.g. body and mind). I try to ask Heavenly Father what part of His “Good” Book (Love Letter) I should read for the day. When I had some “significant” dream, I like to reflect and write what was in my dream on a notebook next to my pillow. I’m usually too tired still and most of the time “rushed”, so I usually try to pick the chapter from the Book of Proverbs based on the day. For example, tomorrow morning will be Sunday-January 29th 2012. I would read Chapter 29 of Proverbs. If I’m in a “rush”, which I try not too-I would “try” to read at least a verse from the chapter. Ideally, I like to read the whole chapter. I then meditate on what I just read and try to remember what verse or topic sticks out the most. I then ask God to “mold” me to what I just read as I want to daily “grow” in my personal relationship with Him.

I then like to get a glass of juice, which I read it’s very healthy to have a fruit (e.g. juice) before a meal. It has to do with the digestive system, which helps prepare your stomach before a meal. They recommend having a fruit at least 30minutes to an hour before a meal. I then get dressed for the day, which I then picture putting the “Armor of God” (see Ephesians 6 on Spiritual Warfare). I started doing this after attending a “small group” I was involved and a lady encouraged all of us about putting the “Armor of God” (along with the spiritual gifts) daily. She would use the analogy as putting a winter outfit before going out in the cold during the winter time-“Would you go out in the cold without a winter jacket during the winter?”-Of course “no”, it’s like putting the “Armor of God” because we know the devil is out to seek and destroy God’s children. We need that protection daily, which is why too many Christians are getting “attacked” too often because they forgot this part.

After getting dressed and my personal cares, I “try” to get my “break” “fast” (BODY). As I “run” out of the house and go into my car/bike to get to work. I then meditate one of my favorite Scripture them-“Fruits of the Spirit” (e.g. patience, peace, joy, life, etc..). This helps me to more “Christ-like” daily, which I pray and ask God for all this. I then like to get my vocal cords (voice) ready, so I do my “vocal exercises” (see GoodnewsEverybody.com Music: Kaoroke, Sing, Singing, Sung, etc..) and then “worship” the Lord through a song.

“6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

Praise the LORD. “Psalm 150

Along my ride (BODY-Bike if it’s nice weather, which is great daily exercise)/drive to work, I like to pray for various people (e.g. children waiting for the bus) and/or various topics (e.g. “Show me God how I can be used by You today”) depending on what God lays in my heart or what I see along the route.

Throughout the work day, I try to “keep my mind” occupied through breaking the daily “mundane” routine by doing different activities (e.g. singing, reading something “new”, etc..) each day. I like to ask the people I work with how was their day after work yesterday or how their weekend was. I try to keep their minds and mine renewed. I sometimes stay silent and converse with God. He sometimes give me a list of “things to do”, which I like to carry my pocket calender with me all the time.

When I come home, I try to check the list of things to do (e.g. errands). I usually spend time on my computer (e.g. email, websites, etc..) and take a break by doing some “physical exercise” (e.g. workout indoors during winter or some sport activity during the summer).

I don’t have cable, which I don’t mind as most of the stuff on it “pollutes” my mind. However, I can easily find “garbage” on the internet too. This is where that morning prayer I prayed on the “Armor of God” comes in. What has helped me in the past is regularly “fast” at least once a week (or at least 3 meals a week without food or just fruits-vegetables), which helps me “battle” daily temptation.

The Lord’s Prayer_Hymnal_ MV

Before I end my day, I like to read the news to see what’s going on in the world each day. However, I can’t trust mainstream media all the time, so I look at some “alternative-positive” news. This is where I find “good news” for news sources on my different websites I do-depending on the topic-geography. I then write on my “prayer” calender what I like to lift to God in prayer. I try to remember to use this time to also ask God to remind me of the “bad things” (“sins“) I committed and ask for forgiveness-like taking a “spiritual” shower, so I’ll be clean for a “new” day for tomorrow. I like to end with a “positive” note, so I reflect on what I”m thankful (blessed) to my Heavenly “Dad” and write it on another pocket calender. I then read some Scripture verse/chapter that relates to the theme of what happened that particular day before going to bed!

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.”Romans 12:1-2

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Religion: What is Christianity?

Is it a religion?

Religion is a “man-made” institutions like school, government, etc.. Anything “made” by man is “not” perfect, which we will always find something “wrong” in it. Thus, there is corruption (e.g. violence, abuse, etc..) in schools, government, etc.. We then shouldn’t give our 100% trust and total dependence on any of these institutions. Who can we trust then?

Is it violent?

Religion has caused many wars. Jesus taught..

“””Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”Matthew 26:52

Then why there are “so-called” (e.g. KKK-Protestant “racist” group, Catholic Crusaders, etc..) Christians go against Jesus’ teachings. Isn’t it hypocritical?
*see Hypocrites?: Religion-Christianity goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Misconceptions

Triune God/Trinity

Theology Q&A – God
Dr. J. Rodman Williams 3. God – the Holy Trinity cbn.com
“..Let me give you two verses-and there are many others-that validate Christian belief in the Trinity. First, there are Jesus’ own words in Matthew 28:19: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Second, there are Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 13:14: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” Incidentally, the Catholic Church did not start the doctrine of the Trinity…”
There is Only One True God By: Dr. John Weldon jashow.org
‘…..The biblical doctrine of the Trinity is vital to understand because it concerns who God is, which is essential for having a proper realization of the nature of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To understand the Trinity is to understand God as He has revealed Himself to be. To misunderstand the Trinity is to fail to understand who God is. ..”
Don Stewart :: What Are Some Common Misconceptions about the Trinity? blueletterbible.org
“…
Summary

There are a number of misconceptions that must be cleared up when considering the doctrine of the Trinity. The following points need to be made. The Trinity is not a pagan idea. It is based upon what the Bible has to say about the nature of God. There is no credible evidence that the Trinity was borrowed from any pagan belief. The Trinity doctrine is difficult for humans to comprehend but not impossible. The mystery of the Trinity means it is a truth that was formerly secret that God has now revealed to humanity. The Trinity doctrine is not contrary to reason. Reason, however, should not be the ultimate test as to what is true and what is false. The doctrine of the Trinity does not destroy the oneness of God. Much confusion surrounds the word person with reference to the Trinity. The three members of the Trinity are persons in the sense of distinct personalities not separate individuals. The Trinity is not formally or explicitly taught in Scripture. The church did not invent the doctrine of the Trinity. The church only recognized what the Bible taught on the subject. Although the term Trinity is not found in the Bible the Scripture teaches one God exists in three distinct persons. Finally we must note that criticisms of the Trinity are based mostly upon misconceptions of what the Bible has to say about the subject. ..”

What is the Trinity? – YouTube

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Trinity! An Explanation for Muslims arabicbible.com
CLARIFYING MISUNDERSTANDINGS
“….To say, as the minority cult of the Maryanyas did, that Mary was the mother of God through whom He produced a physical son, and both were to be taken as separate gods besides God, is absurd! This ludicrous and heathen concept of the Trinity is completely condemned by both Islam and Christianity! The Quran rejects it in clear terms in Surah 4, Al Nisa, verse 171. The Trinity has also been missuderstood to mean that God is three persons and only one person at the same time and in the same sense. Neither are there three substances in one substance. In opposite to this contradictions the Christians definition of the Trinity is expressed in the Athenasian Creed: “We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Substance (Essence).” The word “person” is here used in the sense of “self with a particlular function” (The Illustrated Bible Dictionary” by F.F. Bruce, IVP Leicester, 1962, see “person”)…

BIBLICAL FACTS

“…There are a number of verses in the New Testament that call Jesus and the Holy Spirit God, besides God the Father. (John 8:58, compare with Exodus 3:14; Acts 5:3-4 etc.) In the light of this truth the following verses are understood to be speaking about the Trinity:

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name (singular!) of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

In Acts 2:38, 8:16, 19:4 People are baptised in the name of Jesus only. Since Jesus is now included in a way he was not in John’s baptism (19:4), the abbreviated form is used in the beginning to emphasize the distinctive quality of the new baptism.

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

For more verses speaking about the Trinity when one considers the Biblical context see Ephesians 4:4-6, 5:18-20, 1 Cor 12:4-6, and Romans 8:9-11.

Even tough the word “Trinity” does not literally occur in these passages, the concept is quite clearly taught. In Islam too God is called “El Adl,” meaning “the Just,” “El Wajid,” meaning “The Inventor or Maker,” “Edh Dhur,” meaning “the harmful,” etc. in the list of the 99 names of God. However these words are nowhere found in the Quran but Muslims still accept these attributes as belonging to God. See The Muslim Doctrine of God by S.M. Zwemer, American tract Society, 1905, pages 39-45…”

Sam Shamoun – How to get Muslims to understand the Trinity

The Truth About Trinity

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“Jesus is Lord”?

What does it mean when giving your “life to Christ”? It means giving Him control of “everything” in your life. To depend and trust in Him on all your “life challenges”.

I try to ask God to use me each day. The other day I was having trouble with my lawnmower. I was hoping to mow my lawn and then leave town for the cities for a 3-day weekend. I was disappointed that my lawnmower wouldn’t start yesterday. I then said, it it’s Your will Lord for me to stay here an extra day before going out of town…let it be done! Well, I finally got my lawnmower “fixed” (praise God for His wisdom and creative answer to fix it) today. I would realize the “reason” for it to be fix today throughout the rest of the day. Earlier this morning, I asked God this… “Lord, show me how I can be used by You today”?. Well, God answered it by having me help a “neighbor” wheel her “friend” up several steps on her wheel chair. Then I went to this annual “picnic”. I would sit at this table with a “family” I haven’t seen for awhile. We had a great fellowship time and “catching up” ! My lawnmower being fixed the day after was worth it. This is just “one” of many stories of what it means when you “ask Jesus the Lord of your life” (daily)!

It’s a lifestyle when one “tries” to follow Christ’s teachings through a “daily personal relationship” with Him!

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Deep Thought: How to Overcome your own addictions?

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You can’t do it by yourself!

A friend was telling me he was struggling with his diabetes as he just keeping eating foods that he knows he shouldn’t be eating. I told him, do you want to see your grand kids grow-up? For me, if I was him, I would love to grow old as I can to see them until God takes me to Heaven with Him. I have had this conversation with many others who tell me that they don’t care if they die early because of current circumstances. I share that I would love to live as long as I can because life is worth living for. Thus, this is just an extra motivation to taking care of my health. How about you?

This friend kept on repeating that he can’t do it on his own. I then (light bulb pop out as I was reminded that I was asking God earlier to show me how I can be used by Him today-was helping this friend with an outdoor painting project) shared, I know you can’t do it on your own because you need God’s help! I told him everybody has an addicion or some addictions. I then shared (e-mailed this to him this morning to make sure he remembers!) my own story of how I’ve been able to overcome (just one of my addictions) my “border-line” diabetes (see story) diagnosed 2-3 years ago.

I shared this “open door” (sharing my life) story at my local church this morning, which I wasn’t able to share that we can’t let these family health (e.g. sin) history repeat itself. Yes, diabetes has been in my family for generations, but I’m not going to let that happen to me-no matter what statistics are out there. I’m a “new creation” in Christ and everything started new when I came to Christ in 1996 (see personal testimony). What has helped me to overcome diabetes and other addictions in life is using the “tools” (Bible verses-see down below) through prayer (e.g. fasting regularly-sometimes once a week from certain foods) that God has equipped me over the years growing in my personal relationship. For example, one of my favorite quoted verses is Galatians 5

“…But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit…

Earlier this weekend (Sunday, September 20th of 2009), I heard this short message from my local Christian radio on “Using the tools (e.g. what’s mentioned in the Bible) God has given us”..One can be the most physical strongest person as a construction worker, but if he/she doesn’t have the tools (e.g. hammer) -that own strength is worthless in constructing a house, building, or any construction project. This analogy shows our true self that we can’t do things in life on our own, we need to use the “tools” the God has given us to handle our daily life’s “projects” or “challenges”. Next time you come up with a “project” that seem impossible, just remember to ask God for the “tools” to use to overcome them.

Cardboard Testimony (click here=> better audio)

“Real people, real life, real love and forgiveness and healing.”


“Real people, real life, real love and forgiveness and healing.”

The 7 hardest addictions to quit – love is the worst! Stanton Peele Ph.D. psychologytoday.com
“..In reverse order of difficulty, here are the seven addictions people find hardest to quit:..”

ALCOHOL

Violent brawl breaks out at wedding party as four people taken to hospital Victoria Bell Yahoo News UKOctober 14, 2019, 8:52 AM CDT yahoo.com
“….A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to a disorder at the Ramada Park Hall hotel on Park Drive in Wolverhampton just after 9.30pm on October 12.

“Three men were seen with facial injuries, although no one has reported being assaulted….

..A third guest, who also asked to remain unnamed, believes the violence was down to too much alcohol.

A spokesperson for the hotel said: “Having hosted hundreds of weddings we have never seen scenes like this. We do not accept this behaviour and would like to praise the quick thinking of our team who immediately contacted the emergency services.”…

DRUGS

Drug Addict Turns to a New God – YouTube

ILLEGAL STREET DRUGS

Cocaine

An addict’s story: Cocaine and the crash Liz Barnes, Special to The Citizen Jan 1, 2013 auburnpub.com
“…It started out with me selling. I loved money; figured I could sell a little cocaine. I didn’t use. I had a child to consider. I looked respectable. I owned a house far from here, was a “white girl” who dressed and talked nice. So who better? The professionals wanted to do business with a safe bet, not go to the ghetto. Ha. Like I was better than a black guy on a corner. Pretty soon, a major supplier and I got together and I began dealing weight. Still not using. Making the bucks.
..”

Testimony of Deliverance from Crack Cocaine

Movie: How Jesus Delivered Me From Crack Cocaine Addiction

Christian Willie Henderson
Published on May 15, 2013
I was addicted to crack cocaine for 20 years. I went in and out of numerous drug rehabs only to fail each time at recovery. One day I was reading the Bible and noticed in Luke 4:1-13 that each time the devil tried to tempt Jesus, Christ responded, “it is written” followed by the promises of God to deliver him. So, I tried it and to my suprise my struggle with the temptation to smoke crack and drink alcohol was soon over!

Marijuana
*see Neutral Perspective: Marijuana (“weed”) is “good” and “bad” for you? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Meth

WHAT IS CRYSTAL METH? drugfreeworld.org
“..Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine. It is just one form of the drug methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine is a white crystalline drug that people take by snorting it (inhaling through the nose), smoking it or injecting it with a needle. Some even take it orally, but all develop a strong desire to continue using it because the drug creates a false sense of happiness and well-being—a rush (strong feeling) of confidence, hyperactiveness and energy. One also experiences decreased appetite. These drug effects generally last from six to eight hours, but can last up to twenty-four hours…”

Jayson’s Meth Addiction Destroys Family | True Stories of … – YouTube

Detox To Rehab
Published on Mar 17, 2017
Jayson was an athlete who experimented with drugs since he was young. After struggling with his relationship with his wife and children, Jayson’s alcohol and drug addiction began to spiral out of control. Once he started doing meth his life took a different direction. Find out what he did to prevail through the chaos

My Story of Recovery – Episode 1 – The Grips of Meth Addiction …

Facing His Dragons
“..“Dad was smoking marijuana pretty regular,” David said. “He played music in a honky-tonk bar. He taught me how to smoke it, educated me on how to hold the smoke in my lungs for it to be effective and make you high. And that was really a turning point in my life, I believe.”

As he grew older, he began using cocaine and speed. Then he discovered methamphetamine.

“The first time I tried it, I knew that was going to be my drug of choice,” David said.

After one failed marriage, he married Amy. As their family grew, she tried to get him to give up the drugs. But things just got wors..”

My testimony: from meth to Jesus – YouTube

Robby Alexander
Published on Feb 18, 2015
Sharing this in hopes it will help someone. May God be the glory.

I AM CRYSTAL METH: A TESTIMONY OF THE POWER OF GOD …
https://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=1BEMF1NU
A message from Chained To Be Free Ministries as a testimony of how God rescued and delivered him from the addiction and bondage to methamphetamine that almost destroyed his life before he went to prison. Read along with him the poem written in jail by a young girl who died from an overdose after her release with a needle still in her arm from crystal meth!

Ice/Meth addict finds Jesus and learns how to blast demons – YouTube

PRESCRIBTION MEDS

Painkillers

The Effects of Hydrocodone Use drugabuse.com
“…Hydrocodone is a prescription medication sold under multiple brand names, such as:
•Vicodin.
•Norco.
•Lortab.

The aforementioned trade names are combinations of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Other trade formulations also exist that are hydrocodone in combination with other analgesic or anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen.

Doctors prescribe this opioid drug for its pain relief and cough suppressant qualities.
..”

Signs and Symptoms of Fentanyl Abuse narconon.org
“..In most cases, addiction is accompanied by a deterioration in personal integrity. It takes many unethical or criminal acts to maintain an addiction over time—either expenditure of large amounts of personal money or thefts, prescription fraud, doctor-shopping or other crimes, to get the drugs that are needed. A fentanyl addict normally has secrets from most or all of the people they encounter regularly. If the thefts are from a workplace, as often happens, they will be living a secret life while at work. Hospitals, pharmacies and nursing homes are often the sites of fentanyl theft by desperate employees…”
American Addict
Runtime: 90m 15s | Release date: 2013 fmtv.com
“…Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Heath Ledger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman…famous names that share a common tragedy. America has 5% of the world’s population and yet consumes 80% of the world’s prescription narcotics. American Addict reveals the connections between government regulators, big pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and the media. Together, they reinforce treatment through prescribed medication. In the style of the “Inside Job” and “Food, Inc.”, this film exposes a shocking hypocrisy most are unaware even exists…”

FOOD

Potato Chips

Overcoming

Natural Remedies

9 Powerful Health Benefits of Cumin healthline.com
“..8. May Help With Drug Dependence

Narcotic dependence is a growing concern internationally.

Opioid narcotics create addiction by hijacking the normal sense of craving and reward in the brain. This leads to continued or increased use.

Studies in mice have shown that cumin components reduce addictive behavior and withdrawal symptoms (29Trusted Source)….”

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