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The Day That God Spilled The Paint! (Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

This came by email; thanks Karen for sending!
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11

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BREATHE BY JOHN TESH

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One Report Says:
Photo taken by Barbara Mathews

However, there are innumerable reports that Frank Kee is the photographer. Here’s a quote from Mr. Kee:

Quote from Frank Kee on DesertUSA.net “Carrizo Plains Trip, Mar 27, 2005.

Of all the places my wife and I have been hunting wildflowers in the last few weeks (Death Valley, Mojave, Antelope Valley) this location on the East side of Carrizo plains in the Temblor range (which I will name 7th heaven) was the absolute exquisite winner. Saturated with orange & yellow daisies and blue phacelia. You’ll cry! Near GPS Way Point N35,13.816″ W119,44.290′ elevation 2376 ft . Location Temblor Range on East side of Carrizo Plains approx 9 mi south from 58 on Elkhorn Rd”

*** That pretty much seals it.

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Just A Little Talk With Jesus by Donnie McClurkin (MP3) (Tuesday, April 8, 2008)

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Gospel Recording Artist Minister Donnie McClurkin

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It Is Well With My Soul! by Joe Pace and The Colorado Mass Choir (MP3 Music) (Monday, April 7, 2008)

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CHRISTIAN WORSHIP LEADER JOE PACE & THE COLORADO MASS CHOIR

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It All Boils Down To Confidence! by Elaine Davenport (Thursday, April 5, 2008)

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It’s good to be self confident; it’s a reality that it’s better to have it than not. However….there are times when “we” can’t solve our own problems or challenges with just ordinary strength. That’s why I’m glad that God has given the believer power to speak to a problem and to tell it to move! You can’t do that without confidence. Confidence in what God said in His Word.

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THE INSTRUCTIONS OF JESUS REGARDING A PROBLEM ARE HERE:

(Check out this “whole passage)

Mark 11:22-26 (King James Version)

22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

JESUS STARTS BY SAYING: FOR THIS YOUR FAITH WILL HAVE TO BE IN GOD.

(not in man; don’t go by what Brother I Know The Bible Better Than You says or Sister I CAN QUOTE SCRIPTURE GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY thinks or says. Read The Bible for yourself.

23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

JESUS IS TELLING YOU THAT THERE IS POWER IN YOUR WORDS AND YOU CAN MAKE THINGS GO AWAY…IT IS THE POWER OF GOD GIVEN TO YOU AND WHEN YOU SPEAK; IT’S IN FAITH. (your problem may be considered to be a mountain.)

24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

FAITH IS BELIEVING WHEN YOU ASK FOR IT.

25And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

FORGIVE, FORGIVE, FORGIVE AND WHILE YOU’RE AT IT SEARCH YOUR HEART.

26But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

In order to be successful in whatever you are doing…you’re going to have to have confidence! There’s no reason for you to lack it because God can do it all…He’s the Creator. He can guide you, go before you, go with you, go ahead of you, take care of the matter, He can heal you, Bless you…nothing is impossible with God..and don’t forget: He Loves you.

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QUOTES, DEFINITION & SCRIPTURES ON CONFIDENCE…

You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives us a Clear and scripturally defined understanding of the word confidence:

A trusting, or reliance; an assurance of mind or firm belief in the integrity, stability or veracity of another, or in the truth and reality of a fact.

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118.

I rejoice that I have confidence in you in all things. 2 Corinthians 7.

Mutual confidence is the basis of social happiness.

I place confidence in a statement, or in an official report.

2. Trust; reliance; applied to one’s own abilities, or fortune; belief in one’s own competency.

His times being rather prosperous than calm, had raised his confidence by success.

“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” Isaiah 32:17-18

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
–Marie Curie Polish-French chemist

(THE WORLD COUNTS ON THEMSELVES…BUT WE COUNT ON GOD!)
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“Then He (Jesus) rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet down! And the wind fell, and there was a great calm! And He asked them, ‘Why were you so fearful? Don’t you even yet have confidence in Me?’ And they were filled with awe and said among themselves, ‘Who is this man, that even the winds and seas obey Him?'” Mark 4:39-41,

For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
(Proverbs 3:26)

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
–I John 5:14, 15

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F.E.A.R.: False Evidence Appearing Real (Wednesday, April 3, 2008)

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I didn’t come up with FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL; I heard it at my church. It’s Blessed, sent by God and don’t you forget it!

Two days ago; I challenged the devil. I wrote an email saying that I was afraid of nothing. Satan began to set some things up.
I had to attend a class yesterday and about an hour before it was time to leave; I heard a Severe Weather Advisory. The class is many miles away. I immediately called the Class Hot Line to find out if class was canceled. I expected it, but it wasn’t canceled. I want to admit right here and now that I wasn’t too happy. I don’t “like” driving in snow. I decided to proceed by faith.

I actually left the house 10 minutes early. The weather wasn’t bad. I arrived early and it still wasn’t bad. It was a great class and no matter what happened afterwards; I am so thrilled that I was there. There was a faith test lying in front of me and it was my time to face it.

When class was over and we went outside to our cars; it was the typical amount of snow that we’ve seen all winter. “No problem” I said. When I got out on the main road my car started to slide but I didn’t think much of it. I had been two days listening to Spiritual Warfare and Satan was about to test that Word. As I proceeded on; I all of a sudden noticed I was on a dark dark road with little or no accompanying traffic and horrible visibility. My car wouldn’t go faster than 20 miles an hour. I wanted to find a gas station or a hotel as it started to slide all over the place. I felt like I was in prison.

Truth be told; there was a snowstorm in that region but a brunt of it was on my car! Can I prove it? Nope.

These thoughts began to come:

“You’ll end up in a ditch like your mother did.”

“You’ll never make it home.”

“You are afraid.”

That’s when I got strong. I remembered my angels. I said: “Angels, go before me and prosper my way like you’ve been doing! I have on the breastplate of righteousness! I shall not be moved! I didn’t even start praying because I know the breastplate blinds the enemy! ( I learned this in a teaching on Spiritual Warfare by Ric Renner Ministries; it’s a powerful series!) About 5 minutes later; I remembered how to put the car in 4 wheel drive. Everything changed! Traffic reappeared and while many could only drive 10 to 12 miles an hour and some had pulled their cars over…I was doing forty!

I was home so quickly that I wanted to turn around and run back out to the store. That was funny!

It truly was false evidence appearing real. The devil thought he had me, but God’s mercy kept me; so I wouldn’t let go…like the Kurt Carr song says. I need you to understand this before you hear the song.

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SIDE BAR:

In 1992; I was faced with a nasty, nasty brain tumor. The doctor’s gave me several reports; the worst being…possible death, I might lose my vision and I would (guaranteed) have to have this brain surgery the rest of my life every 3 to 4 years! They didn’t tell me I’d end up in a wheel chair (which I am no longer in) or that I would resemble a shadow of my former self or that I would have a stroke!. They forgot to tell me I’d lose my ability to walk and to talk in the manner I had long known. I really wanted to have a pity party; but there was work to be done! My recovery was six years…that was when my faith was greatly challenged and Jesus had to grab me! God gave me complete restoration; total recovery and…I never had brain surgery again! Then, the cancer came and Jesus grabbed me again, right after the funeral plans had been discussed; I totally was healed with no remission. So please (and I say this with humility and boldness) please don’t think that I fell apart over a snowstorm on top of my car. That’s nothing! This just gives me MORE reason to praise God!

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You can hear it here:

A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE LIGHTNING BOLT; IN THIS ILLUSTRATION, IT”S SHOWING HOW THE DEVIL TRIED TO STRIKE ME; BUT HE COULDN’T PENETRATE GOD’S ARMOUR…I HAVE NO POWER…BUT GOD HAS PLENTY! ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US! OH YEAH! HALLELUJAH!

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I Can Only Imagine Red River Rock Band ( MP3) (Tuesday, April 2, 2008)

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CHRISTIAN RECORDING ARTIST JOHN TESH’S BAND PERFORMED THIS SONG AT RED ROCKjohn-teshf.jpg

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

[Chorus:]
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine

[Chorus]

I can only imagine [x2]

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you

MORE ABOUT JOHN TESH HERE

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I Almost Let Go! by Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers (MP3) (Monday, April 1, 2008)

Today…it’s time for you to put your foot down. Tell the devil that he’s an “APRIL FOOL” if he thinks you’re going to let go of God’s promises and God’s love and God’s way of doing things. Then…stand in faith!

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GOSPEL SINGER KURT CARR & THE KURT CARR SINGERS

I Almost Let Go
Kurt Carr

I Almost let go
I felt like I just couldn�t take life any more
My problems had me bound
Depression weighed me down
But God held me close
so I wouldn�t let go
God�s mercy kept me
so I wouldn�t let go

I almost gave up.
I was right at the edge of a break through
but couldn�t see it.
The devil really had me,
but Jesus came and grabbed me,
and He held me close,
so I wouldn�t let go.
God�s mercy kept me,
so I wouldn�t let go.

CHORUS
So I�m here to day because God kept me
I�m A live today only because of His grace
Oh He kept me, God kept me
He kept me,
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so I wouldn�t let go

I almost let go.
I felt like I just couldn�t take life anymore.
My problems had me bound,
depression weighed me down,
but God held me close so I wouldn�t let go.
God�s mercy kept me, so I wouldn�t let go.

God kept me, He kept me
God kept me, He kept me
So I�m here to day because God kept me
I�m alive today only because of His grace
Oh He kept me, God kept me
He kept me, so I wouldn�t let go

You didn’t know how far gone I was
God kept me

KURT CARR BIO HERE

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Running Back To You by Commissioned (MP3) (Sunday, March 30, 2008)

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(Former) GOSPEL RECORDING GROUP COMMISSIONED

Lyrics:

Artist: Commissioned
Song: Running Back To You
Album: Collection

Running Back to you

How can you forgive me when I’ve often gone astray
How can you think of me when I do things my way
Turning my back from you
The one who loved me first
Having my own desires
Renewing worldly thirst

You told me you loved me and I should make up my mind
You tell me come back now, but I keep wasting time
Feeling so very weak you say I can be strong
I feel I’ve gone too far you tell me to come home
You love me still
and I know this is real

Chorus:
And I am running back to you
I see your standing there for me
Your arms are opened wide
And I don’t have to cry no more
You’re standing there for me
And I am running back to you,
Why do I go away when I know I am no good when I’m on my own.

You told me you could keep me, but I’ve turned it away
I failed you so much now I don’t know what to say
Using the same excuse that I am just a man
You tell me you’ve been there and hold your nail scarred hands so I can see
Now I know I am free

Chorus:
And I am running back to you
I see your standing there for me
Your arms are opened wide
And I don’t have to cry no more
You’re standing there for me and I am running back to you,
Why do I go away when I know I am no good when I’m on my own.

I have taken advantage of your love and grace
Forgive me Lord and take me home, take me home.
I’m running to you Jesus please take me home,
You see I’ve been in this run way too long and I can’t do right anymore.
I’m tired of pain and I don’t like fear but Lord I want to be more sincere.
I never should have left your side.
Return me to your guiding light I’m running back to you I see your standing there for me.

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Scandals & Satan’s Manipulation by Elaine Davenport (Friday, May 28, 2008)

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In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4: 4

How many times have you heard the expression: “Satan is busy” ? Well, if you read the newspaper; you’ll know this is true. Hold that thought.

Last year while praying about a scandal that was looming in our region; I felt led that the Lord was going to execute judgment.
Some time went by and the dominoes began to fall. Scandals began to crop up in different places but the one which “seemed” to be the worst was the one in our region. It wasn’t long before we were all (including me) choosing sides and Monday Night
Quarterbacking the unfolding events. I was totally involved.

BUT THEN I HAD TO STOP…

I realized that this was all Spiritual Warfare. It was much bigger than the people involved. You see, no matter what it looks like; “we can’t be blinded.” If it looks rotten, and if it smells and just so completely ridiculous even with seemingly willing and misled parties; it’s Satan. He’s not just waging war on the people involved or the obvious victims. He’s also waging war on communities and groups of people and his ultimate goal is to kill, to steal and to destroy.

These are some of the incidents that I’m talking about; I almost missed it but it is Spiritual Warfare.

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Scandals in New York here It’s Warfare!

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Scandal in Detroit here It’s Warfare!

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DON’T GET OFF TRACK…

****Am I saying that these people won’t pay a price; no I’m not. I have no way of knowing what price they’ll pay. Despite the fact that the media has geared our society to get in everybody else’s business; we as believers can’t lose focus. We are ambassadors for Christ and we can’t lose focus. We are the light in a dark world! We are the calm before and during and after the storm. That’s our charge! I’m simply saying that rulers of darkness are attacking us and it’s time to take authority to bind them. Do we have a right to judge them? No, I say that and that was an answer that was even hard for me. I had done it in my own way and I had to repent. But we are bound by our covenant with God…to forgive, to love, and not to point out the mote that’s in our brother’s eye when their is a beam in our own. So, despite the “temptation” to walk in the flesh; I think I’ll stay in covenant. We have to trust God on these cases. I encourage you all to do the same.

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In Ephesians 6 it tells us that it is a war and that our weapons are not earthly. It also tells us that we’re fighting principalities and rulers of darkness. It makes so much sense; the average person won’t get it and even believers have to be reminded. Let us not forget.

Here’s Ephesians 6 on warfare:

Ephesians 6:10-18 (King James Version)

10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

I encourage you to mull it over.

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Post Script: I’m expecting to get a lot of mail from people who just don’t understand. Save the mail. I’m praying that you will..one day understand. Be Blessed.

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Deal Or No Deal! (Thursday, March 27, 2008)

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So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17: 20(NKJV)

You’re stuck, you’re in a rut and you need to get out. You’ve prayed and you’re waiting for an answer and things aren’t going your way. If you’re like most of us…you’ve made a mess of things in a small way or a big way and you know it…but you can’t take it anymore and you need help now. You need action and you need it now. The funny part about is the answer is in your hands; I tell people that all the time…many times I tell myself that.

You have to make a decision and it’s a risk…and the stakes are high. You’ve got to choose to Trust God…or not.

Now faith is a “decision” to believe God’s Word. It’s the best decision that you can ever make and the best words you can say in your situation is…”I BELIEVE!”