Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun


L. A. Marzulli

Please continue  to keep Rose in your prayers!   She’s back from the hospital and is OK.  Please keep her in your prayers.

John 8:36 If the Son sets you free you are free indeed!

I’ve touched on this scripture before but believe I am supposed to go back to it today, as in some ways it is the essence of our Christian walk.  In Alcoholics Anonymous, they practice going to God – whoever they conceive Him to be –  and asking Him to remove the desire for alcohol.  In my opinion this simple request marks the beginning of the persons liberation who is enslaved to drink.  In other words they realize that they have no control over their lives because alcohol has affected every area of their lives, making them enslaved to it.  By calling out to Him they admit their helplessness and ask to be delivered, and they are.

With point established, I will now move on to other areas.  A.A. works because our God is merciful and when those who are in bondage cry out, He hears them.  Often, years later, some in A.A. come to realize their God is Jesus!   So what about those of us who are not enslaved to drink but are addicted to pornography?  How about those of us who will not forgive someone who has hurt us deeply and carry the bitterness around like a trophy from year to year?   Some of us lie and do so habitually, but are unable to stop ourselves.   Some men have lusts so deeply embedded that they have lost any attraction to their wives.   Some women who are prone to depression, which I believe has some of its roots in the supernatural, and eat to feel better gaining weight as they do so then  become more depressed and then eat to relieve their depression and thus are caught in a viscous cycle.

My mentor, Wayne Kendall 31 years ago told me that human beings are garbage dumps.  We carry the garbage, the sin around with us for decades, never getting free of the foul stench of it.

Here’s the good news, and it is the miracle of Christianity.  When we ask Him, Jesus, to take control of an area in our life, He will do so.  He has come to set the captives free.  He has come to liberate us from sickness and death.  When we are accept Him as our saviour and admit our nasties – our sin – He cleanses us from those things and makes us new creatures.  When we ask Him, He sets us free as only He can, for He died to have power over the sin in our lives.

In closing todays Bun:  Whatever it is we struggle with, He is greater.  He is mighty to save, wants to do so and is ready and able to free us as only He can.  If the Son sets us free we are free indeed.  If we find ourselves burdened down or caught in the web of sin, all we need do is call out to one whose shed blood cleanses us from all sin.  We proclaim that we are new creatures in Messiah, that old things have passed away.  We proclaim that what we struggle with no longer has hold over us because; greater is He who lives in us then the scum bag – Satan –  who is in the world. (L. A. Marzulli translation.)  We cry out in faith to be set free and He will do it because He loves us.  If the Son sets us free, we are free indeed!

77 thoughts on “Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

  1. Thank you fo rthe timely message as I am trying to quit smoking. I want to thank everyone for their everyday comments and I always look forward to learning from all on this site. GOD is good!

    • I was delivered from smoking, but that was the only thing I was ever delivered from! I think I was delivered just so I “know” that I was delivered. I’ve had to work through everything else! 😉

  2. So true L.A.! The Lord set me free from drug addiction in 1976 after I had hit rock bottom in a drug rehab. I called out to Jesus from my bed and I have been drug free (except for an occasional aspirin) ever since. Our God is mighty to save!

  3. Can AA or a “higher power” set you free? How long?

    Matthew 12

    43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

    44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come,
    he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

    45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself,
    and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
    Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

    “” (full deliverance is often an ongoing process)

    Luke 4

    16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was,
    he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
    17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias [Isaiah 61].
    And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

    18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me…

    [1] to preach the gospel to the poor; [the helm of Salvation, the Good News, Armor listed Ephesians 6]
    [2] he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, [the boots of Peace]
    [3] to preach deliverance to the captives, and [the belt of Truth, the Truth shall set you free]
    [4] recovering of sight to the blind, [the sword of the Spirit, Thy Word is a light unto my path]
    [5] to set at liberty them that are bruised, [the shield of Faith]
    [6] 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord [breastplate of Righteousness]

    [7] and the day of vengeance of our God [cloak of Zeal] (Isaiah 61:2, 59:17)

    Christ is each of these, and in brief — “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”

  4. Thank you La for your “whom the Son sets free is free indeed.” Yes, we all go through some form of struggle (addictions) but as long as we focus on Jesus, our Lord and Savior, He will guide and set us free.

    I do firmly believe that there are some struggles that require that we fast. I’ve learned it and I practice it on a global scale when Pastor Jentezen Franklin proclaims it once a year, in January,

    It heightens my relationship with the Lord and sets out my vision for the future. Prayer deepens and I have a great time/adventure on what I cannot eat or drink during this time ultimately detoxifying my body.

    I remember distinctly when the Lord spoke into my spirit and said, “Mary, I see what you see, I hear what you hear, and I feel what you feel!”

    This left me in a profound state because He is with me.

    With all the focus on the Olympics and the presumed terror that is expected, with the heinous shooting in Aurora, CO, with all the war in Syria, threats of war against Israel, famine in Africa, the Illuminati and the Bilderberg conspiracies, and all other insidiousness that is taking place around the world, and with all the struggles on a personal level, He is still with us!

    He still loves man, He still cares, He still saves, He still provides, He still heals, He still is God on the throne, He is still very much involved in the details of our lives (if we let Him).

    Focus on Him! Hallelujah!

    • How long do you fast for? Is it set or variable? Although fasting is a powerful way to get closer to and converse with the Lord, it is not something everyone can participate in…due to things like diabetes and other metabolic disorders. So I guess just good ol’ prayer warrior-ing will have to do. His blessings to you Mary. Thanks for the admonishments:^)

    • Jentezen Franklin is a Word-Faith preacher, you’d be wise to avoid him.


    • Great Bun LA …

      SSMary…if LA wrote the bun you certainly wrote the bagette! ( :
      I am going to hear the beautiful music now.

      Thank God for all the “parts” of the Body and that one cannot say to the other you are not important “I have no need of you!”


    • @ John Michael: I have no earthly idea what you are talking about. Since when is not having faith in the word to be avoided?

      @ Debra: The fast generally starts on the 1st week of January for 21 days. If a person has diabetes, then surely I would advise prayer to the Lord to be delivered from diabetes and a review of edible food. I am not in any abdicating “no food” for this fast. That is not what I am saying. Abstaining from certain foods and going into liquids is healthy. High protein food filled with healthy vitamins and minerals is what I am saying.

      I abstain from meat and from breads. This is where the adventure starts. I did learn about great nutritional food that does not include meat (& yes, this includes no fish). Breads are made from flour so abstaining from pies, cakes, pasta was a real challenger. But it can be done and definitely you will lose weight (a great loss of fatty tissue).

      I love roasted vegetables, eggs are ok, peas, carrots, etc. I love grains and almonds, cashews, nuts, and I love fresh fruits. You get the picture.

      One of my sisters abstained from all sugar. This one is a bit difficult and she did hit a snag. But I believe she took it to an extreme. She was reading the ketchup packets and noticed that it was made with sugar. I didn’t know but then I wasn’t really reading packets.

      I noticed my vision improved. Studies show that it takes an average of 3 weeks (21) days to either form or break a habit. This fast will help break bad habits.

      The body does require sugar to maintain blood levels. Anything you eat turns into sugar in the system.

      Nutrition is a great study.

      However, even with all this deprivation, prayer is the most effective when it’s done with all your heart and mind and body because your focus is on the Lord.


    • The Word of Faith Movement, Jentezen Franklin is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Research his ministry and you’ll agree.



    • All the helpful info from you and Ally certainly makes fasting (for myself and those certain others) sound within the realms of possibility. Hallelujah and shalom to you :^)

    • To John Michael,

      HOW did you receive Salvation in Christ Jesus ???

      WHAT does ROMANS 10:8-13 say, ( Take NOTE of verse 8 )

      8But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”







      ** If you have a key to your car’s ignition, but you never use it in the ignition,




      BELIEVING THAT YOU RECEIVE WHEN YOU PRAY….YOU DON’T GET IT. James 1:5-8 1 John 5:14-15 Mark 11:23-24 Matt. 21:21-22

      ANOTHER THING, If you have hang ups on people being WEALTHY…
      then I KNOW you will have issues IF you go to Heaven. Streets of gold?!?!

      WHY not do ANOTHER study on how many people in the OLD TESTAMENT
      where WEALTHY….Abraham…(the Father of FAITH)….JOB…JOSEPH…
      AND THEN BEING A BLESSING !!! It is tough to give what you don’t have.


      “The love of money ALWAYS will be THE issue.” 1 Timothy 6:9-10

      Compare the above 2 verses with 1 Timothy 6:17-19

      So, The Word of Faith…THAT IS WHAT SAVES US FROM HELL….

      John 10:10

    • It is true that Jentezen Franklin is a word-faith teacher. This is not Christianity. It is a metaphysical cult. Many of the word-faith teachers, i.e., Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn, Todd Bentley, Joyce Meyer, etc., have a heretical view of Jesus, teaching that our Savior was born again in hell. Many true believers are caught up in this movement. We should all be Bereans and check these teachings against the word of God. We are not little gods as these men teach. We do not create our own reality through positive confession. Thank you, John Michael, for pointing this out.

    • John Michael and Gina Nestor you are correct about this man and the others listed. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. The lack of discernment as I read through these comments is disturbing to say the least. We do not create our own reality. We are not little gods growing up to be big gods. We believe unto salvation from our sin. Satan’s lie to Adam and Eve was that they could be as God was. That God kept from them ‘knowledge’. That there was something more for them outside of God’s declared will.

      We can bend the Scriptures to make them say whatever we desire but we do it to our detriment.

    • Mark, Gina, and John Michael…You guys are right on. Word Faith teaching is heretical. Word of Faith teaching is so dangerous because it teaches a different view of God, a different Jesus, and a different Holy Spirit in many ways. The examples of this are endless.

      God bless!

    • Question. If a lioness gives birth to a baby lion after her own kind, and a bear gives birth to a bear cub after her own kind, what then would we call those who have been begotten of God? Little bears? Little lions?

      1 John 3:2 “Beloved. now are we the sons of God.

      Jentezen Franklin is a good man who loves the Lord. When will christians stop turning on eachother and stop dividing into little groups and love, they way we were commanded?

    • Kirk,

      I would have responded to you last night but didnt want to anger you further. You seem to be taking this personally and go so far as to question my salvation. You dont address it in you post but instead you go all over the place and go so far as to attribute things to me that I never said. Pray first and then do some research about the Word of Faith Movement. I hope that you’re having a better day today.



    • John M,
      Why would you bad mouth J Franlin and then post web sites that are in themselves questionable? One of the websites you have posted teaches that one doesn’t need to repent of their sins before being saved but to only acknowledge them, or admit to them, but Jesus Himself said repent! I won’t say which website it is, do your own research.

      Do not think that I am angry with you, the way that you also misunderstood Kirk, but I only want you to becareful with all of this pointing the finger, using words to destroy a man’s ministry. What do you gain?

      Some of those you rely on would themselves be appalled that you come to this site. Giants?! It won’t be long till this site is listed on one of their sidebars as heretical—with proof!

      Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. It is Satans plan to discredit God’s ministers. Don’t be part of that, let God be the judge.

    • I get it, you’ve drank the koolaid. I rely on God and His word and pointed to the sites as they reported on the word of faith movement.

      ‘Some of those you rely on would themselves be appalled that you come to this site. Giants?! It won’t be long till this site is listed on one of their sidebars as heretical—with proof!’
      You believe what you wrote dont you? Why are you here? What have you got to gain in supporting a false teacher? Who do you serve?

      Jesus warns us over and over not to be deceived. Pray and ask God to remove the blinders from your eyes so that you will have the discernment that you lack. It’s not a sin to be fooled but wrong when corrected to continue to be so.


    • J.M.,
      What will you do when these same sites that you trust and believe start listing ministries such as this one, that you also follow? Then what will you do? These ministries even turn on eachother and fight amongst themselves! They make it their business to find every flaw, even going back and accusing AW TOZER of being a heretic! They will never run out of ministries to accuse since they must always be “right”

      What if they’re wrong? What if you’re wrong?

      As I pointed out before at least one of those sitesyou named makes a major mistake in basic christian doctrine, that can of itself be responsible for a person never coming to the knowledge of the truth, in order to be saved. Now thats important!

      As for these others, such as J Franklin, if he believes and preaches that Jesus Christ the Son of God was born of a virgin lived a sinless life and rose from the dead, and died for the sins of mankind. If he preaches and warns of judgement to come,and that there is salvation in no other but Jesus Christ— then leave him alone!

      Franklin is teaching the church about fasting. A forgotten, powerful doctrine, which if adhered to, has the capacity to restore great power back to the church
      No wonder he is Satan’s target. Don’t be part of that! Use wisdom, seek understanding. Don’t fight against Christ, but for Christ, the one who died for the sins of mankind.
      As for me, I go wherever the Spirit sends me..

    • TGBTP,
      You need to stay on point. I am not endorsing everything on the sites I brought up, I pointed to them for what they report on the (word of faith movement.) It is heretical and not from God.

      You state that you understand basic Christian doctrine and yet you let this Cult get by you and in fact you endorse it.

      You say, ‘What if they’re wrong? What if you’re wrong?’ The word of God is never wrong, but it can be twisted and misinterpreted to mean what you want it to mean.

      You answered none of the questions I posed previously.

      I will allow you to have the last word on this,’you’ve drank the koolaid’

    • JM,
      I know that you mean well, but I felt both sides needed to be represented, as the other party is being slandered and is unable to defend himself.

      You said that you’re not endorsing everything on those sites you mentioned, neither am I endorsing everything that J Franklin says. But one thing he has right, is basic bible doctrine concerning the born again experience. Thats more than I can say about one of those sites who have set themselves up as his accusers.

      Those whistle blowing sites are doing great harm to the cause of Christ. Don’t believe everything you read. Even all of their “proofs”

      Like I said before, its just a matter of time until they find this site and “expose it” like they do with every otherminister and ministry they don’t agree with, of course using many “proofs”. Anybody can look bad by the time they get done with them. Even you.

      As time goes by, most every ministry you can think of, will be posted on their side bar, and in the end they will be the only ones left standing. The only ones left who in their eyes are “right”

      You asked me who I serve? It is the Lord Jesus Christ, whom I serve with my spirit.

    • John Michael…lol. Sad isn’t it. Attack you for saying what Word of Faith teachers believe. WOF’ers will tell you that they believe exactly what you are saying they believe. They’ve been teaching it for years and years and you get called a slanderer. Sad, sad, sad.


    • Why is it so important for the Faith-Teachers to ignore such
      explicit passages as ‘It is finished’, ect? Why must they have
      Jesus dying spiritually as well as physically, entering hell as a
      mortal man capable of failure, and being born again to defeat the
      devil? The reason is that the faith teachers have a diminished
      view of Jesus. When Jesus is downplayed as nothing more than an
      anointed man, it brings the faith teachers up to the level of
      Jesus. In fact, both Kenneth Copeland and Fred Price have
      publicly stated that if it was just the physical death of Jesus
      on the cross that saves us then anyone could have done it….Kenneth Copeland goes as far as to say that God told him that he could have done it.

    • TGBTG,

      You have to understand, we are not saying these things because it’s on the internet somewhere. Word Faith teachers TEACH IT! You don’t have to look any farther than their own librarys. They are teaching things PRIMARY DOCTRINES, that are completely and totally heretical. Does God care about outright heretical teachings concerning His Son and our Savior? Not to mention how we attain salvation? You better believe He does. If you don’t think so…you better read your bible again.

  5. We all must rely on THE WORD of GOD and The Spirit of God to overcome.
    Matt 4: 1-11 reveals clearly HOW JESUS OVERCAME the devil’s temptations.
    JESUS SPOKE THE WORD !!! See also Luke 4:1-13 for the same passage.
    Revelation 12: 11 also gives us truth by which to overcome!!

    Romans 6 through 8 are POWERFUL TRUTH to help RENEW our minds.
    These chapters cover the battle against sin and WE ARE TRANSFORMED
    by THE RENEWING of OUR MIND as Romans 12:1-2 clearly tells us.

    None of us can overcome fleshly desires by fleshly means or tactics!!!

    1 Corinthians 10:12-13 Hebrews 2:14-18 and 4:12-16 and 12:1-3 !!!

    Galatians 3:1-14 is a great passage…note verse 2-3…the flesh CAN’T perfect us!!!
    FAITH sets us FREE since we no longer “live by the law”…cause the law is death.

    Then go to Galatians 5…what a powerful chapter…pointing us to “live by The Spirit”.
    TOTAL RELIANCE upon The Spirit of God, just like SPEAKING THE WORD of GOD,
    These truths will give us GRACE to overcome and NOT hold us in bondage.

    For by GRACE you have been SAVED through FAITH, and that salvation
    is NOT of yourself, ……it is THE GIFT of God. Ephesians 2:8

    100% GIFT from GOD. We did NOTHING to earn it.

    The KEY is to RECKON OURSELVES DEAD TO SIN. A dead man does NOTHING.
    Romans 6:11-14 and also Galatians 5:24, Colossians 3:5-10, 12-17 Titus 2:11-14

    As Romans 7:14-25 honestly portrays, trying to rely on our flesh leads to
    serving the law of sin, but…

    IF I CHOOSE TO RENEW MY MIND…I serve God by GRACE through FAITH… …presenting my body to God “as Instruments of righteousness” for God to use !!!

    So then, as Romans 6:19 says,
    “So now PRESENT YOUR MEMBERS (entire body) as slaves of righteousness,
    resulting in SANCTIFICATION.”

    This again ties right back into ROMANS 12:1-2 !!!

    God has made it possible FOR EACH OF US TO OVERCOME !!!! Praise Him!!!!

  6. Revelation 12:11
    And they overcame [the dragon]
    – by the blood of the Lamb, and
    – by the word of their testimony; and
    they loved not their lives unto the death.

    Revelation 20:4
    And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them,
    and judgment was given unto them: and
    I saw the souls of them that were beheaded
    – for the witness of Jesus, and
    – for the word of God, and
    – which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,
    neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and
    they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

    Revelation 6:9
    And when he had opened the fifth seal,
    I saw under the altar
    the souls of them that were slain
    – for the word of God, and
    – for the testimony which they held:

    But their slaying is not the end of their story.

    Revelation 7:9
    After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number,
    of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,
    stood before the throne, and
    – before the Lamb,
    – clothed with white robes, and
    – palms in their hands…

    13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me,
    What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me,

    These are they which
    – came out of great tribulation, and [cp. R12:11 “loved not their lives unto death”]
    – have washed their robes, and made them white [cp. their testimony washed in the Word]
    – in the blood of the Lamb. [cp. “by the blood of the Lamb”]

  7. Every human being is responsible for their own sin, before a holy God. Excuses won’t cut it on judgement day. We won’t be able to use the excuse of how strong the addiction was and how weak we were.
    It’s easy to stop sinning when death and hell is laid out before you, and made real by the powerful preaching of anointed preachers.
    If we would make the gospel plain, and believe it ourselves, sin would be easy to put down, because it would be swallowed up by the mighty, “fear of the Lord”
    The fear of the Lord chews up sin and spits it out! The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
    We don’t need any spiritual tricks, or any new teachings, all we have to do is believe the gospel. I’m talking about the true gospel, not the watered down version that passes for gospel truth today.

  8. A friend told me that we ( Pres. Obama/America) signed and made a Covenant/ Treaty with Israel on July 25th, a political move just before Romney’s Israel visit. She said we didn’t hear much about it on the news because the hype was focused on the Olympics–a distraction some would say. It’s called “The Enhanced Security Cooperation Act Of 2012”. Some people think its the peace treaty Israel makes with the Antichrist at the beginning of the Tribulation only to find out several years later they’ve been duped.

    Evidently, it was not mentioned ahead of time in the media and hardly mentioned after the signing. She didn’t think that Netanyahu was present for it, which was strange. She was going to research it more to see what it’s all about, but just saw a real brief bit about it on local news and thought, ‘Wow; since when was Obama so nice to Israel that he was happy about signing a Treaty with them? Never! I have to find it myself, but she said that Obama looked so happy at the signing, which is never the case when Netanyahu is there. All of it seemed odd; also being so close to the 9th of Av.

    Has anyone else heard about this??

    • Becca, Here’s some prior discussion on the matter…


    • Hi Becca:

      I was at Rapture Ready Forum and found a headline about what you are stating above. I went to the link … it’s a website calle Israel Hayom and the article is right there dated Friday 7/27/12. I copied it below.

      To upstage Romney, Obama signs enhanced US-Israel defense bill

      The U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act will be signed Friday on the eve of Republican rival Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel • U.S. also announces readiness of largest ever bunker busting missile and agreement with Lockheed Martin for new Israeli version of the F-35 stealth fighter jets.

      Obama will sign Security Cooperation Act as his Republican rival is set to visit Israel. |Photo credit: Reuters

      Agreement on development of the new Israeli version of the F-35 will allow Israel to install its own radio and data-link systems, as well as other equipment, on the jets it is buying. Obama will sign Security Cooperation Act as his Republican rival is set to visit Israel. |Photo credit: Reuters

      President Barack Obama will give a boost to U.S.-Israeli military cooperation on Friday when he signs a bill that calls for enhanced collaboration with Israel on missile defense and intelligence, as well as increased access to advanced U.S. weapons.

      Obama will seek to show American Jewish voters his commitment to Israel’s security by signing the bill at a White House ceremony, which appeared timed to upstage his Republican presidential challenger, Mitt Romney, on the eve of the latter’s visit to Israel.

      The new bill, named the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, was passed with broad support from Democrats and Republicans last week. It will be signed a day after the U.S. announced that its largest bunker-buster missile, capable of penetrating underground facilities, is operational and ready for use if needed. Known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), the 30,000-pound bomb — which contains over 5,000 pounds of explosives — was originally designed to take out hardened fortifications in Iran and North Korea.

      The announcement that it is operational comes at a time when the Western world is increasingly concerned over the potential transfer of Syria’s chemical weapons, particularly to Hezbollah and other terrorist groups. The announcement may also be of special concern for an Iranian regime trying to protect its nuclear installations by building them deep underground.

      “If it needed to go today, we would be ready to do that,” United States Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told the Air Force Times this week. “We continue to do testing on the bomb to refine its capabilities, and that is ongoing. We also have the capability to go with existing configuration today,” said Donley.

      The Pentagon, meanwhile, has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin Corp. on a $450 million program to enhance electronic warfare equipment on the F-35 fighter jet, and integrate Israeli-unique systems beginning in 2016, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The deal comes as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta prepares to visit Israel next week where he will discuss heightened tensions with Iran.

      The deal, to be finalized in the coming weeks, marks a big step forward for Israel’s $2.75 billion agreement to buy 19 F-35 jets, which was signed in October 2010 and includes options for up to 75 of the radar-evading fighters.

      When it first approved the sale in September 2008, the Pentagon said the Israeli arms sale could be worth up to $15.2 billion if all options are exercised.

      “This agreement kicks off the Israeli program,” said one of the sources, who was not authorized to speak on the record. “Now all of the agreements are in place.”

      The deal will allow increased participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program by Israeli companies, including Elbit Systems Ltd and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, which will start building wings for the radar-evading warplane.

      IAI already builds wings for the F-16 fighter jet, the world’s most widely used fighter, also built by Lockheed. Elbit, in a joint venture with Rockwell Collins, makes the advanced helmet used by pilots on the single-seat F-35.

      As part of the agreement on the development of the new Israeli version of the F-35, Israel will be able to install its own radio and data-link systems, as well as other equipment, on the jets it is buying.

      But the deal also covers enhancements to the airplane’s electronic warfare capabilities that will benefit the United States, Israel and nine other countries that either have already ordered fighter planes, or plan to in the coming years.

      Congress passed the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act with broad support from Obama’s Democrats and Republicans last week.

      “The bill deepens our security cooperation with Israel by expanding our military assistance and providing Israel with access to additional equipment,” White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said on Thursday.

      Obama, criticized by some of Israel’s U.S. supporters for being too tough on a close ally, wants to shore up his support among Jewish voters, who could prove critical in battleground states like Florida and Pennsylvania in the November 6 election.

      Obama received 78 percent of the Jewish vote in the 2008 election, but a nationwide Gallup poll in June showed him down to 64% with support for Romney at 29%.

      Romney hopes his trip to Israel will resonate with Jewish voters at home. He will arrive there from London on Saturday and will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has had a strained relationship with Obama.

  9. Please pray for safety and protection for the athletes and participants of the 2012 Olympic games. My hope and prayer is that no false flag event will happen and Christ is glorified in some way at these games. This happen at the 1924 Olympics in Paris as depicted in the film
    “Chariots of Fire”.

    Chariots of Fire re-released in time for London 2012 Olympics

    It may have been more than 30 years ago, but the premiere of Olympics movie Chariots Of Fire feels like yesterday, actor Nigel Havers said today.

    The Oscar-winning film is being re-released ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

    The 1981 British film has been remastered for a new generation of movie fans.

    Last night’s premiere in Leicester Square was attended by the film’s director Hugh Hudson, cast members Ben Cross, Nigel Havers and Alice Krige and legendary composer Vangelis.

    The film stars were joined by a plethora of Britain’s finest sports stars including Dame Kelly Holmes, Roger Black, Duncan Goodhew MBE and Daley Thompson.

    “Chariots of Fire is about guts, determination and belief,” commented Lord Puttnam, upon announcing the release earlier this year.

    “Just as the film succeeded in raising spirits and aspirations thirty years ago, I believe it could deliver exactly the same message today. At the heart of the film is the quest for Olympic glory, and I find hard to imagine anything more likely to resonate throughout the country this summer.”

    The film won three Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, in addition to receiving nominations for three more.

  10. Debra-fasting does not have to be complicated or brutal! And yes you can do it with diabetes or metabolic disorders!
    It basically consists of 2 concepts.
    1. “giving up something” or making a sacrifice.
    2. Eating or drinking less in order to give your body function a rest so you can become spiritually more attuned.
    So a “fast” could be anything from total abstinance from food and water to giving up chocolate or diet soda.
    For someone with diabetes, probably substituting water for all other beverages would be a great start. Maybe eat small meals, balanced of course but just not as much as you usually eat. Concentrate on fresh veggies and fruit. Raw if possible.
    I think its more about wanting to commune with God than it is actual consumption. And it can be for just a day or two. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
    And it is healthy for your body, if you do it the way that is right for you. If the only thing you do is give up diet soda, you cant imagine how much clearer you mind and emotions and spirit will become! The chemicals they put in there are straight from the pit of hell!
    Good Luck! You can do it. Boy it boosts your prayerlife!

    • Thanks for the encouragement and all those great pointers Ally! Sounds do-able the way you have explained it all. His peace to you:^)

  11. Some say we are actually on the Eve of Tisha B’Av today, by the “Jewish” calendar. That would mean that Tu’B Av is actually next Sunday, for those following TuB’Av too.

    As for being set free, I have prayed for decades to be freed of my rare blood disease. And then about seven years ago I got a second rare blood disease. No one is setting me free, although I believe I will be free when I go Home. I even wrote Dizdar to see if he would suggest some of that getting the demons out, and he more or less said I was normal, forget it. What does that mean? Either we are set free of illness, or not. I am not, even though I have had several miraculous healings of things wrong with me, first Optic Neuritis (healed for 16 years, in it again from the smoke we had in June); foot drop;
    pain in muscles. But nothing healed the underlying causes. So much for that. The second disease is caused by a mutation of one cell in the bone marrow, thus is genetic but not hereditary. Only way to treat it is to sock the bone marrow. However, I did pray for guidance about whether I should go to Mayo for the radiation, and asked for the Lord to send me a bunny in my back yard if he wanted me to go to Mayo. There had been no bunnies for six months, whereas they had been frequent before that.
    The Lord sent me a very large beige bunny with pink ears who smiled while she ate grass and looked at me. An angel? Anyway, it took me a year to follow up on that, but finally I did, with good results in socking my platelets into submission.
    So I have my blessings.

    I can’t fast. I tried when younger. It is a prime trigger for my first ailment. A sure-fire trigger even if one has never had an attack before.

  12. Red alert – supposedly next Sat August 4 will be the official Disclosure event with the G20 nations at the Olympics. Again supposedly this is not a false flag but a true Disclosure. Do any Internet search on August 4 disclosure and you will find it. I don’t normally post these things but it comes from many sources this time.

  13. Please take the time to watch this inspiring biographical documentary.

    An Olympic gold medalist’s lifelong race to spread the gospel. Eric Liddell is best known as the main character in Hollywood’s 1981 release of Chariots of Fire. But it was his fascinating life as a missionary that proved his spiritual mettle. This Olympic medalist from Scotland lived-and-died for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  14. im sorry but since when is A.A Christian based?? its not! so im confused as why you said it pretty much is..far as i know they talk nothing about Jesus

    • I think the article says that AA tells people to talk to their god and that some people come to Jesus through this process. Unfortunately many “gods” are around and ready to deceive, so many do not find the truth through this process. I think part of the point is that we have to ask God Almighty in the name of His True Messiah, Jesus/Yeshua in belief and He will answer our prayers (sometimes the answer is “No” though). Jesus/Yeshua said that we have not because we ask not. Asking is important and shows our dependence on God Almighty. Thanking Him and recognizing His Provision is also important as it completes the cycle of faith and shows that we recognize His hand in our lives.

  15. Good post LA, reinforcing the word of freedom in our lives! And LA, you split my sides with the title “scumbag” for the enemy. I also thoroughly hate him. Amen!

  16. Isaiah 61 – 7 Spirits of God (cp. Luke 4:14+)
    Isaiah 60 – The City of God
    Isaiah 59 – Armor of God (esp. v. 17, cp. Eph. 6)
    Isaiah 58 – The True Fast

    Isaiah 10:27
    And it shall come to pass in that day,
    that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and
    his yoke from off thy neck, and
    the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

    And the anointing is the fullness of the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit,
    is poured out through Christ (Messiah, The Anointed) without measure,
    as rivers of living water, to enable us who He saves, to care for others.

    Isaiah 58
    6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen?
    – to loose the bands of wickedness,
    – to undo the heavy burdens, and
    – to let the oppressed go free, and

    that ye break every yoke?

    7 Is it not
    – to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou
    – bring the poor that are cast out to thy house?
    – when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou
    – hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

    8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
    9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

    10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul;
    then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
    11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
    12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

    13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
    14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father:

    for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

  17. “In other words they realize that they have no control over their lives because alcohol has affected every area of their lives, making them enslaved to it. By calling out to Him they admit their helplessness and ask to be delivered, and they are.”

    You are implying that the individual is disempowered, that the choice is not theirs and that they need an outside force to fix the problem. We are truly powerful beings capable of solving our own problems. That is the problem with the way a lot of people view the world, waiting for someone to save them instead of saving themselves. God is inside everyone. Reach deep within for the power you seek. It is there and always has been.

    • Jesus revealed…
      in the book of John chapter 15, verses:

      5 I am the vine, ye are the branches:
      He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

      6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered;
      and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

      7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    • For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him 2Cor5:21

      john b

    • Um… I disagree. We are only capable of fixing our own problems (the real deep down spiritual problems and not the frivolous worldly problems) without the Lord and His Holy Spirit.

      Your comment implies that there is not an enemy who preys on those who do not lean on the Lord for strength and understanding. We are only powerful beings with the Lord as our foundation, otherwise we are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

  18. Nomemoleste, thanks for that passage from Isaiah. He is my favorite always. Isaiah 26:19 states that we will stand on our own feet at the end of days before the Lord (resurrection). It says “Awake and sing!” It is similar to a passage in Job. Most people don’t realize that the OT predicted resurrection. They assume the Jews don’t believe in it. Well, some Jews don’t and didn’t. I guess the Sadduces were those who didn’t. The Pharisees were those who did. And today more Reform Jews don’t believe it, but most Orthodox do (this is putting VERY broadly, as there are many exceptions. An acquaintance is Reform Jewish and she believes in the resurrection.

    • Mariel,

      You’re very welcome.

      There’s a remnant out of the religions of the Israelites as with denominations today,
      but it’s not because of what the say that we’re saved through Christ.

      It’s the Son of God himself who saves us, then as now.

      Brother Isaiah is alive in his spiritual body now, there in Heaven with Y’shua Messiah,
      along with the rest of remnant Israel.

      They likewise look for the first resurrection, which is the adoption our physical bodies.

      Romans 8
      21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption
      into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
      22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
      23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
      even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption,
      to wit, the redemption of our body

      24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope:
      for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
      25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
      26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:

      for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:
      but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
      27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
      because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

  19. Rudy, I think putting so much faith in what we can do to solve our own problems is overestimated. We can do some things some times. I had the experience of growing up very capable, able to take charge of most things in my life, very confident. At 17 I was struck down by the triggering of a hereditary illness which no one could diagnose for many years–I used my capability in spite of it to work and get married and have a child, but I did all these with limitations because of the illness. I could not cure the illness although I could cope with it, badly sometimes, as when doctors gave me drugs that were harmful for 14 years, in their ignorance. My husband and I tried eastern meditation which urged us to rely on ourselves and don’t think of God. Mistake. Long story but I know what you are saying is true only in small part.

    • I’m not saying not to think of God, but not to totally rely on God. It is disempowering to the individual to completely rely on a savior outside themselves. It is the “little me” syndrome that religion teaches. We are powerful. Even the Bible says the kingdom of God is within. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Nothing is 100%. We will probably not know the answer as to why. But completely relying on an outside source to fix the problem gives your power away to that source. This is how religions have kept people subservient, as well as governments. We all have hurdles on our life path. I do wish you well, I know what you deal with is not easy.

    • Mariel-i will pray for you!
      Rudy-oooh buddy. My grandma always said God helps those who help themselves! Lol.Meaning don’ a lazy good for nothing!
      However, you are sliding yourself into some dangerous territory there buddy!
      See once I prayed for patience. Big mistake ! Lol. I got patience all right. By being put in some awful situations that I had no control over.
      Straight watch out thinking that don’t need him. Yes you have free will! And yes, you need to use your noggin! Either you don’t realize the ramufication of what you said or you just haven’t gotten in that deep with him yet.

    • Im not usually that aggressive but Rudy, if you think you can do it by yourself, you are wrong! Yes you can be strong and powerful but the submission to him is what the whole key is! Im in the process of re-subminting to him currently. Its the difference of hanging by a thread or hanging by a rope. If Im dangling over the edge of a 15 story building, I want rope! Faith is built by KNOWING he will catch you. And sometimes, he says “jump” and you wont want too! But that jump is where it all happens.
      You can do it all by yourself but the victory is hollow! And then all you have done is meaningless stubble and waste tume you could have been storing uo richess in heaven.
      Love you brother very much!

    • There is nothing biblical about the phrase God helps those that help themselves.

      I ask you, what good is it to be powerful and strong if you are not submitted to Christ and the Spirit of Truth? Then you are just a powerful person who is misguided. Even the antichrist will be powerful and strong.

      No I would rather be humble and lowly with the power of God behind me then a king in hell.

    • You want to see kick butt power and strength. Look at David as a young man facing Goliath. He went out without sword and armor. He had the faith in the power of God, threw that smooth stone as hard as he could with the accuracy that only God could provide and knocked that giant out with one shot.

      Excuse my language, but that is one bad ass dude!! This is what we are capable of when we submit our will to the Lord’s.

    • Would have to disagree with all of this. Going to a source outside of self is giving your power away. God is within. When you go within, you do not go it alone, you are with all that is. Stories in the Bible are good moral lessons (for the most part), but how many are verifiable? This was written as an opinion on what Mr. Marzulli wrote. If Mr. Marzulli would like to comment on this, I would welcome that. He says he’s not religious, so I would expect that his reply would indicate that. He speaks of deceitful entities that want you to worship them….interesting, isn’t it?

      I heard him on Coast to Coast and agreed with much of what he said (not all) and decided to check out his blog. I did so and decide to leave a comment. This shall be my last unless Mr. Marzulli decides to reply.

  20. On Coast to Coast this evening:

    Joining George Knapp in the first half, the Founder of Free Our Family, Bill Scott, will share a terrifying experience when he and his wife invited a young lady who was demon possessed and the member of an active satanic network into their home. What happened were death threats, voices, objects falling & moving, and strange visitors & callers.

    DAY SATAN CALLED is Bill Scott’s account of an excruciating 18-month period in his life. Out of Christian love he and his wife invited a young lady who was demon possessed and the member of an active satanic network into their home. They prayed the sinner’s prayer with her and believed that they could help redeem someone who had witnessed and experienced unimaginable rituals and abuses.

    What happened instead were death threats and the loss of their home as a sanctuary. Voices. Threats. Objects falling and moving. Strange visitors and callers. A loving church falling into turmoil. And yes the voice of Satan. Every day was filled with the dread of nightfall. Once you’ve invited someone filled with demons that aren’t leaving her into your home what do you next? Where do you send her? How do you protect yourself and your family? What do you do after she’s finally gone but the demons haven’t left?

    This is the account of a terrifying and incredible phenomenon. But ultimately, it is a testament to the power of God’s love, even over evil spirits.

    • Possessions & Exorcisms – recap of last evening’s Coast to Coast interview with Bill Scott

      Date: 07-29-12
      Host: George Knapp
      Guests: Bill Scott, Matt Baglio

      In the first half, the Founder of Free Our Family, Bill Scott, recounted an excruciating 18-month period when he and his wife invited a woman who was demon possessed, and the member of an active satanic network, into their home. The events began in October of 1988, when the woman called in to the Christian radio station where Scott worked, speaking in strange voices, and claiming that she was a teenage girl who was going to be sacrificed on Halloween. Later, when Scott met her in person, he found out she was actually a woman in her 30s named Roxanne. She spoke in multiple voices, some male, and one of them a young girl named Lacie.

      During the two weeks she stayed at the Scott’s home, strange events began to take place. But even after they found her another place to live, the unusual occurrences continued. Doors opened and closed on on their own, as well as lights turning off and on. At one point, he described seeing a black figure in the hallway. He said to it: “In Jesus’ name, why do you feel you can be in my home?,” and the figure replied in a normal speaking voice, “because I am an invited guest in this home.” Subsequent to this, the Scott’s discovered that Roxanne had hidden occult items such as a black robe underneath the bed where she had slept, and when they got rid of them, the events decreased. He continued to meet with Roxanne to try and help her, and learned from her former pastor that she was possessed by a demon referred to in the book of Revelation called Abaddon which means “destroyer,” and that she had indeed created havoc in many people’s lives.

      In the latter half, journalist Matt Baglio discussed his chronicling of an American priest, Father Gary Thomas, who underwent Vatican-sanctioned training to become an exorcist. According to the training, exorcism should be a last resort, and a potentially possessed person should be evaluated for a number of different conditions such as mental illness, before moving ahead (in fact 95% of the cases are rejected, he reported). An exorcist looks for three signs that could indicate possession, Baglio continued– abnormal strength, the ability to speak or understand unknown languages, and knowledge of hidden things, such as being able to mind read. They also look for “aversion to the sacred,” such as the inability to enter a church, pray, or have any connection to the holy.

      Baglio interviewed a number of other exorcists, and each of them related spooky and strange experiences associated with their ministry. In an exorcism Father Gary was involved in, he smelled a horrid stench, while at the same moment, the other priest who was there saw the possessed person levitate. In the case of a possessed young nun, who was said to be dedicated to an evil spirit as a child, she was observed bending the metal legs of a chair, he said. Interestingly, Baglio revealed that most people considered possessed must return for repeated exorcisms, in a series of sessions, and that it’s rare for someone to be freed from a demon in a single ritual. For more, check out this audio recording Baglio made of an Italian exorcism that took place in 2009.

      The Day Satan Called
      The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist

  21. Jesus is our High Tower, Rock, and Fortress.
    In Him, we overcome in all battles,
    even those that kill our bodies,
    which are raised again to reign with Him,
    to glorify the Almighty through life eternal, together.

    Overcoming is also for:
    – individuals — in the Whole Armor of God — beginning with salvation.
    – assemblies — through the Ministries of Christ — loving God and caring for others.
    – communities — as the City of God — New Jerusalem who becomes the Lamb’s Wife.
    – nations — as the Kingdom of Heaven — extended into the earth in the millennium.

    Holy, Holy, Holy! is the
    Lord God Almighty,
    Who was, and is, and is to come.
    With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
    You are my everything, and I will exalt You!

  22. Consider for a moment what EMP blasts over India, or China, or Russia would do
    and the resulting refugee movement.
    Or over Mexico City for that matter.

    North India hit by power failure

    NEW DELHI, July 30 (UPI) — Electrical service was severely curtailed in much of northern India Monday, including in New Delhi, the result of unknown power grid problems, officials said.

    The power failure, which began Sunday night, had hit at least six heavily populated northern states, including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, The Times of India reported. Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest state, whose population alone is more than 161 million.

    The 32nd test-firing of the Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been conducted

    • NM-most poor people in 3rd world countries, an emp wont change their lives one iota! They already live like people have for thousands of years and dont depend on electricity for anything. Now even in the cities, they still dont have much electricity if you are poor. Middle and upper class, uh oh!
      Now here, thats a whole nother story! Unless you are an off the grid rural farmer, its going to be rough!

    • Ally,

      Delhi — India’s capital, 2nd largest city, 22 million counting surrounding area

      There are many very large cities in this group that was affected (160 Million people) is half the size of the USA in population.

      If power was out to 160 million in the US on an extended basis, what would happen?

  23. Listening to Russ Dizdar… Mind Control Blinding

    Talks about triggers, lost time, sub-part activation…

    We may be seeing the prototypes as they perfect their methods, with those like vtech and aurora.

    While flash mobs, global action, and arab spring are group prototypes.

    When you finally get it, that the same old enemy has been pulling the strings through the generations… then it no longer matters who their puppets are in the current instance. They’re also victims.

  24. Hello LA I just wanted to send you this video and get your thoughts as to what you think it is?

  25. Regarding the lamb with human head:

    I think it is highly possible that some Gov’t agency or hidden lab COULD HAVE
    either “experimented” with gene splicing or they FULLY PURPOSED to do this
    and place it in some farmers field. Certainly they can do this sort of thing to get
    a reaction or mold peoples thinking or beliefs. The methods of the evil one
    are many and varied. In other books of the ancient past, the blending of
    animals with animals, animals with people, even with plants is FULL ON
    rebellion against God Almighty in order to CORRUPT what God Himself blessed
    as good. The evil one cares not how he offends God or man. I have seen
    other such things that are grotesque and certainly not normal. I feel that
    there are probably many such things all over the world that are the “works”
    of the evil one. Any lab could do this sort of thing repeatedly.

  26. to John Michael…

    I took a moment to go to …here is his website…
    which by the way
    I have NEVER been to before. I have heard him only a few times and became
    familiar with him through Perry Stone…..also at .org for awesome teaching too.
    well, below … you will see exactly where Jentezen stands from his own site.

    Hopefully, what I cut & paste from his site will help you see that he is
    another man of God…who may actually live quite close to you in Heaven.

    Maybe NOW would be a good time “to stop throwing rocks”…
    ‘cuz i think the NICE places we will have “up there” will be VERY ADEQUATE
    since JESUS was a carpenter. Even still, He can create whatever He knows
    we like … JUST BY SPEAKING …hmmm, just like He demonstrated on earth
    for US TO DO.

    Many people know about God, but few have had a life-changing encounter with Him. Having a personal relationship with the true living God involves understanding and accepting five basic principles. You may have understood these five principles when you made your decision that day, but just in case there is any doubt at all or if you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, let’s clear that up now. The goal for today is that you would be able to answer the following question with a resounding “YES”: If you were to die today do you know where you would spend eternity? If yes, what do you base that “Yes” on? If your answer was “no” or even if you were unsure…today is for YOU!!!

    Principle #1: God loves you and offers an incredible plan for your life.
    All throughout the Bible there is passage after passage that talks about how much God loves us. The greatest example of this was when He sent His only Son into the world to die for our sins. But even today, he watches over you and pursues you to have a relationship with you.

    Principle #2: Man is sinful and separated from God.
    It is so common in today’s culture to believe that there must be many paths to God. There are so many religions, each with very nice, good people in them. There are also so many good people…it can seem so natural to assume that each of these “good” people or religions have a lock on heaven because they have done so many wonderful things.

    But the truth is that all of us have blown it…all of us have sinned, and all it takes is one sin to separate us from our God, because he is perfect.

    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

    “For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23

    As you can imagine, this creates a huge problem…because through sin, we are separated from God…and therefore cannot get to God on our own, for where He is, there can be no sin. But just when it appeared that all was lost, principle #3 kicks in:

    Principle #3: Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for man’s sin.
    Now I know that sounds too simple. But then again, we are not God. It was God who chose to provide a “sacrifice” for our sins, His own son Jesus.

    “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

    Now here is the incredible part, it was His death that paid for your sins and mine, all the ones we have committed as well as any we will commit in the future. There had to be a blood sacrifice…and Jesus willfully gave his for you and for me.

    But the most incredible thing to know is that three days after he died, he rose from the dead. This is not just religious mumbo jumbo, this is historical fact. And because he rose from the dead, he now sits at the right hand of God making intercession (carrying messages for us and speaking to God on our behalf) for us.

    Christ died for our sins…He was buried…He was raised on the third day, according to the scriptures…He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve (disciples). After that he appeared to more than five hundred others…” I Corinthians 15:3-6

    Principle #4: Jesus is the only way to God.
    This is the hardest one for many people to believe. There are no other “paths” to God or “ways” of salvation. While this is “many paths to God” theory is popular in the minds of many and even some modern-day churches, it is a lie designed to keep people from the truth of Jesus Christ.

    “Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

    This is why it is so important that you understand that to simply be a good person, believe in God, and do your best to serve Him is not what it means to be a Christian. It is impossible to be a God follower without accepting God’s son Jesus. Jesus is the way…the only way to salvation for mankind. It was Jesus who died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, and it is Jesus that we must accept and come in to relationship with if we are to be called by His name…Christians, which means “followers of Christ”.

    Principle #5: You must receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
    “But to as many who received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12

    For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

    We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

    Written below is a very simple prayer of salvation. It may be very similar to a prayer you have already said, but for some of you, this is your actual time of decision. If you have already prayed this prayer and know you are a Christian, then just read it over once and pray for those that may be praying this prayer for the first time. But if this is your moment of salvation, then simply kneel right where you are at this moment, and pray this prayer to the Lord. He is waiting in great anticipation. Only pray these words if they truly represent the desire of your heart and your decision to follow Christ:

    Dear Jesus, I need You in my life. I acknowledge that I have sinned and I come to You right now confessing that and asking your forgiveness. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I believe You are the Son of God and that You rose from the dead and are alive today. I open the door of my heart and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Please take control of my life from here forward and make me the kind of person you want me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

    Again, this was cut and paste from

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