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Have a Change of Heart…

There is so much value in the following short excerpts that I am posting these over the next three days. May God bless you and keep you always.

Final by Calvin Miller

Chapter XXII

Light is never given

while we fear the dark.

When dawn came, the Army of

Liberation drew their swords and

began the advance. They marched

in silence toward the enemy columns

stationed by the wall. Elan, in the

saddle of a Vollkon laden with

the ore of death, advanced to meet

the enemy. His bridled reptile

release the canister. Fire fell

everywhere, but the Army of

Liberation marched on.

Elan feared.

The unbridled Vollkons flew again

to the armory and returned to hurl

more fire. The heat grew so intense

that the forest near the Plains

of Man ignited. Sheets of flame

swept in waves across the land

and licked the base of the fortress

walls. It looked as if the entire

globe would burn.

Elan made a tactical error. He

decided that the Singer must be

killed to stop the onslaught.

Astride his great dragon Elan dived

toward Light-Raider who did not

bolt.

Giant claws grasped for the

Troubadour but could not sweep

him from his horse.

Then suddenly the Vollkon looked

toward the sky and screamed.

Ansond closed on him. The Golden

Knight recalled a ploy he had

used in earlier attacks and sliced

through the canister which Elan’s

dragon grasped. Fire engulfed both

beast and rider.

As the saddle girth collapsed and

the searing flame rushed over him,

Elan wailed in terror. In separate

moments yet almost one, Emperor

and Vollkon hit the earth.

Two Vollkons remained. One

wheeled and confronted winged

Invictrix in the air. Wildly its six

great talons ripped the air. Invictrix

barely kept beyond the reach of all

its savage claws. Each way the horse

flew, the beast turned in the air to

face Ansond and fight. The roaring

Vollkon almost deafened those

below. The reptile opened its deadly

jaws to grasp the horse’s wings.

Below the screaming skies, the battle

ranks began to close. Along a

hundred-mile front, sword clashed

on shield. The wail of dying men

continued through the day. Above

the din of war echoed the cries of

dragons in the air.

By afternoon the Vollkon had

begun to tire. Invictrix circled it

until the sun fell full into the

monster’s face. The reptile’s glazed

eyes spoke its death ahead of time.

Its wing beats slowed and finally it

settled toward the earth. It could

not rise although it longed to do so.

Invictix and her rider watched

the beast descend. It hovered for

a moment above the thickest combat,

then fell the few remaining feet.

The men of Ellanor moved back to

give the dragon dying space. Its

great leather wings fluttered like

a crippled gull. Its claws dug into

the bloody earth among the corpses

of the fallen soldiers. It whimpered,

groaned and gasped. Then died.

The dragon’s slow, painful death

unnerved the men of Ellanor. They

had reason to fear. Elan was dead.

Terr was aflame and the fire had

spread to the capital. The gates

were now ablaze.

Ansond turned to the final Vollkon.

The beast, knowing it was the last,

had lost its heart for war. It would

not fly. It perched like a great stone

gargoyle on the palace armory

where the canisters of death ore

were stacked in pyramids.

As Invictrix flew close, the Vollkon

toppled backward, scattering the

deadly piles

It could not fold its wings. Spasms

shook its ugly head. Froth

poured above its forked tongue.

Seized by desire to end its existence,

it brought a merciful conclusion

to the war. Grasping a canister, the

Vollkon tore the frail shell until

It burst. In an instant fire shot high.

The whole armory detonated. Flame,

growing in intensity, collected in

a golden ball and settled on the city.

Terra was ablaze! Hate’s final grudge

against Earthmakers love was

holocaust.

Dreamer, turned Avenger, struggled

to find the Prince of Mirrors in the

burning city. He was confused by

all the flame. The streets were filled

with the fallen, and the buildings

were in ruins. He sought the stable

where the Dark Prince had sharpened

his weapon for the conflict.

A cloud of dense smoke blew across

the small lane where Dreamer

walked. A burning timber crashed

ahead of him and exploded in a

showers of sparks whose light was

smothered by the soot and darkness.

He fought the smoke and, shielding

his face against the heat, he stumbled

through the hot mist. When Dreamer

drew his arm back to breathe, the

Prince of Mirrors stood directly

in the burning way.

The Hater grinned and drew his sword.

 

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“He doesn’t belong to my club, you see.” Devotion by Courage and Confidence

 

“He doesn’t belong to my club, you see.”

And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us. (Luke 9:49,50)

John expressed an attitude which has troubled the Church for ages and is its scandal now: “We forbad him [to work in Jesus’ name], because he followeth not with us.” It is still fatally easy for us to confound the cause of Christ with that of our particular group. The master announced a timeless principle to determine the policy of the Church toward so-called schismatics: “He that is not against us is for us.” Welcome the service that anyone renders in Jesus’ name, by whatever name he may be called.

~O Thou who didst pray that Thine own should be one, we pray that unity to come, and for deliverance from the impatience with others that postpones its coming. Amen

Devotion by Walter L. Moore

Courage and Confidence

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Celebrate Our Savior ~

 

~NOEL~JOY TO THE WORLD~NOEL~EMMANUEL~NOEL~JOY TO THE WORLD~EMMANUEL~NOEL~JOY TO THE WORLD~

 

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Amazing Love

 

Beyond the steps pass personal salvation, is our testimony of what Jesus has done in our everyday life.  We become living epistles the Word tells us. My devotion takes me to the events leading up to the Crucifixion and of the many miracles Jesus performed; one single act spoke to my heart profoundly.

While still with the people of Jerusalem, he was present to comfort the hearts that sought him, knowing his time was short to be amongst those he loved…even unto the end.

In John 13:1, Jesus took his garment and washed the feet of his disciples after the last supper with them.  Afterwards, He asked the disciples if they knew what He had just done for them. [John 13:15]

He went on to explain that He had given an example for them to follow.  It was a very simplistic and humble act. He spoke a truth to bond the disciples to each other.  I wonder if He fought back tears as he spoke to them – of what the Father must have whispered in his heart many time throughout his own ministry…”a servant is not greater than His Lord.” [John 12:49,50]

He washed their feet that showed the grime of the day.  Could he tell where each had been, from dirt that left it’s stain or stench?  As he knelt washing them clean, He saw past the filth. He focused on the purpose destined for each disciples present before him.  It signified that these men where his chosen Apostles, with the exception of Judas of Iscariot, who Satan would soon enter to betray Jesus. [Although, that did fulfill the OT scripture Psalm 41:9]

As I prepare for this upcoming Holy Week, I will hold dear this simple but profound message from our Lord, Jesus.  Let me take each day as an opportunity to love one another; as He has loved me. For He has shown us how from the simple act of washing of feet…to the Glory of the Cross…His Love is Greatest of All.  Amen.

Blessings to you as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Much love, Zoey.

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The Language of Promise by Graham Cooke ~ Study Week 18

Graham Cooke: pgs. 41-42

GRATITUDE

Gratefulness may be humanity’s most underestimated
devotional tool. We often forget that gratitude is how we access
God’s presence. “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into
His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For
the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to
all generations,” the psalmist sang in Psalm 100:4-5.

It’s always good to set aside a few hours just to be thankful.
Make a list of the things you’re grateful for. A lack of gratitude
can lead us into feeling that nothing is happening, or into frustration
over hassles and issues. In that moment, stop and ask
yourself: “What are the benefits in my life right now?”

In the west we don’t know how well-off we truly are. Twothirds
of the world doesn’t eat more than five meals a week. God
has blessed us and it’s important that we think about it. I long
to see Christians get beyond themselves and start seeing the

“IF YOU CONCENTRATE ON
FINDING WHATEVER IS GOOD
IN EVERY SITUATION, YOU WILL
DISCOVER THAT YOUR LIFE
WILL SUDDENLY BE FILLED
WITH GRATITUDE, A FEELING
THAT NURTURES THE SOUL.”
RABBI HAROLD KUSHNER

glory of God as it pertains
to their own life. We need
great people who understand
that their success is
wrapped up in the sovereignty
of God.

If we can do that, a
faith, power, energy and
zeal will emerge that will take us forward in the things of the
Holy Spirit. We must become overwhelmed with who God wants
to be for us.

We often forget that gratitude is how we access God’s presence. “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations,” the psalmist sang in Psalm 100:4-5.

It’s always good to set aside a few hours just to be thankful.

 

Let’s be honest, most times we find ourselves entering into His presence with a mouthful of complaint and lamenting over current disappointments. Then we wonder why things are not changing in our lives, right?  This is because we are holding onto the problems before Him.  Instead, I think what Graham is stating here is reminding us that God desires us to be at rest…unshackled by what is weighing us down when we come before Him, whether it is in our prayer time or devotionals.  God is not worried about what besets us.  He is letting us know He is Good and full of Mercy. So, the question becomes “Are we allowing ourselves to leave it all at our heart’s door (so to speak) and give thanks for the things He HAS done?  Let His Goodness fill you with the things to be thankful and watch His Mercy begin to change your perspective in the moment.  Make a list of 3 things you are Grateful for to Him.  You can make it like a love letter. I did this, “Lord, today I am grateful you love me and that you are teaching me how to love and be loved.

 

 

 

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I will always believe …

Easter2015John 16:22-24

22 So for the present you are also in sorrow (in distress and depressed); but I will see you again and [then] your hearts will rejoice, and no one can take from you your joy (gladness, delight).

23 And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me [you will need to ask Me no questions]. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My Name [as [a]presenting all that I Am].

24 Up to this time you have not asked a [single] thing in My Name [as [b]presenting all that I Am]; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.

~The Lord Bless You today as we Celebrate the Risen Savior!   ~Zoey

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Made in the USA. Memorial Day Rememberance. For those who stood for liberty, we thank you. For those who stand for liberty, we support you.

images12  Just because a person(s) claims to know your future, don’t believe it.  The rich can not buy the Heavens; for through out civilization Communism and Tyranny is like an angry bear or hungry lion.  It consumes the souls of men and wants more.

Here is what the truth of the word of God says in Isiah 66:1-2:

This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.  Where is the house you will build for me?  Where will my resting place be?  Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord.

My Prayer:

We give you honor Lord!  It is what resonates in the heart of those who understand what it takes to STAND FIRM for that which is right in your sight.  May your hand continue upon those who are fighting for the liberty of this mighty nation and for those through out the world who’s hope lies in you, Lord. Amen

Our God Reigns ~Zoey