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Wishing you all a wonderful new year!

May the Lord bless the world with peace as we seek to do His will.

Thoughts and prayers for all who are suffering right now.

Please, Lord, be merciful to us

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give us courage to do what You want us to do.

Chase the lion!

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Earlier I read about this horrible Israeli crime that happened today! 😦

The girls, 4 and 11-year old sisters, were riding in a donkey-driven carriage on As-Sekka Street in Jabaliya. Medical sources said Israeli missiles made a direct hit on the carriage. 

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The 2 sisters, Lama and Hia

Why is this world trashing these 2 girls? Why is their blood cheap?

Shame on this world! When is it going to put pressure on Israel to stop these crimes? Shame on the Arabs! When are they going to help their brothers? Shame on Egypt’s president! When is he going to open the crossing point with Gaza and relieve our brothers?

These are the photos of the 5 little sisters who were murdered earlier today by the Zionist terrorists!

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The mother saying goodbye to one of her 5 daughters who were murdered!

 

How can this world let this crime happen? Why is our blood that cheap? How many more innocents have to be murdered before the world stops the Israeli terrorism? Why doesn’t Egypt open its borders with Gaza? Why are Arab governments participating in the crime against other Arabs? When are the Arabs and Muslims going to wake up and help the Palestinians?

It seems those questions won’t be answered anytime soon! 😦

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The Zionist terrorists WILL BE defeated no matter how long they continue on their crime. They never failed in reminding us that they are the worst racist criminals the history has even known. Very soon all of those criminals are going to be thrown into the trash of history!

While still in the Christmas spirit, I wanted to reflect on a verse from “O Holy Night” that really spoke to my heart yet again this year. It’s especially meaningful to me since becoming further aware of the starvation and terrorism taking place with my American tax dollars.  Makes me sad.  Especially when I see these pictures and many more like them. No matter what you think of Hamas’ tactics, you cannot starve the children. Only if you have a hard heart.  Jesus would feed the children.

Come on, Israel!  Come on, Egypt!  (These are our allies, Americans!) OPEN THE BORDERS!  Let the people eat!



Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

Jesus said to feed your enemies not starve them!

Obey your Lord!

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, Born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be glory given! Word of the Father, Now in flesh appearing! Oh, come, let us adore him, Oh, come, let us adore him, Oh, come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Luke 2
8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.

10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “ Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

Matthew 1

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.

I am reading a book I purchased many months ago, What the Bible Is All About, a handbook by Dr. Henrietta C. Mears. I read parts of it a while back and just recently picked it up and hope to read it a bit most days so I can eventually finish it! What a goal! (It has over 700 pages.)

I was reading the chapter on Esther and came across this question:

“Why has God allowed me to live at this particular hour?”


I would like to further expand upon this and also wonder “out loud” why God has allowed me to live where I do and have the blessings and privileges that He has given me. I’ve been reading Children of Hope by Vernon Brewer and his daughter Noel. It’s about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the many civil wars within Africa and how it has particularly affected the children. Did you realize in a span of just 100 days approximately 800,000 people were killed when two tribes clashed in Rwanda? That’s nearly a million people gone in just over 3 months!

And suffering abounds elsewhere in the world from the Hmong people hiding in Laotian jungles to North Koreans persecuted by their government to Gazans starved by cruel Zionists and fellow Arabs, on and on and on. I’m not saying we don’t suffer in America. We have much suffering with our families being destroyed by addictions and immorality and cultural decay and so forth. But at least most of us don’t have to worry about not eating today. Or not having clean water. Or a basic education. A warm place to sleep. Electricity. We even have toys! Cars, computers, books, ipods, lots and lots and lots of stuff! We are a blessed nation!

So why did God have me be born now? And why here in America to this family that I did not choose for myself? Why am I blessed materially when many others are starving? And some are wearing home-made shoes while we have choices of Adidas, Nike, Reebok, New Balance and the Wal-mart brand to name a few!

As my preacher challenges us often, I’ll leave you with this Brian classic:

“How many of you know God doesn’t pass us the gravy so we can drown in it?”

And this from Jesus . . .

Matthew 25

34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45“He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Perhaps Jesus was serious when He told us to love one another. Love isn’t a feeling.

Love gives!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Take a quick look at the pictures Shahrzad posted on her blog recently …

While looking, remember …

these (Hamas-controlled Gaza) are “our enemies,” right?

We should treat them as such! For those who follow Jesus Christ, here are instructions from our Lord:

Matthew 5
43″You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Even if you believe this current Israel has the right to the land based on God’s covenant with Abraham, you should know this (verses below) is from the Lord. It’s amazing how many Christian Zionists treat this current Zionist Israel like they do no wrong, but conveniently forget how God wanted the Jews to treat others in the land. See Shahrzad’s blog. See this Palestinian rap group on YouTube. Their message is worth a few minutes of your time.

Definitely the Zionists have not treated the Gazans like the Lord commanded the Jews. I know they claim to be fighting terrorists, but really, who is terrorizing whom? If your land were taken from you and you were forced to live in a refugee camp, would you not fight to liberate your land from invaders? Just consider the other side before you support Israel 100%. Let’s bless the Jews by turning them back to God’s commandments instead of supporting their war effort and corruption. Afterall you don’t bless a drug-addicted brother by supplying him drugs or drug money. You bless him by helping him choose a better way – God’s way.

Leviticus 19

33 ” ‘When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. 34 The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.”

Deuteronomy 10

17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.