Male, female, both or none? Apparently you get to decide now.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27

“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” Mark 10:6

“Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” Genesis 5:2

“And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.” Genesis 6:19

The LGBT isn’t just a movement of choice and people’s rights, it is a clear, targeted attack on the very thing that God created. It is a spiritual war which is manifesting in the physical world.
“For 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.” Ephesians 6:12

If there are any Christians out there who have fallen for the belief that there are no genders, that everyone has the right to be whatever gender they like, that homosexuality is a choice, then please, please read and commit to memory the verses above and believe them rather than the enemy’s lies.
Satan is corrupting mankind by attacking God’s creation and far too many Christians are falling for it. God clearly says that He created both male and female, not ‘no gender’ or ‘binary’ or whatever gender a person chooses to be at any particular time. God doesn’t make mistakes like creating a person with particular sex organs but really they are the opposite on the inside. They are not born in the wrong body. If this is something they truly believe, then something has influenced them to think that way, whether it be through sexual abuse, tv/media, demonic influences or myriad other things.

And please think logically about it! Don’t fall for all the hype and hyperbole surrounding this issue. The articles you read, the shows you watch and the facebook posts are designed to make you feel hateful and intolerant if you don’t believe the same as the world does. This is where you have to ask yourself who your master is, who are you trying to please; is it God or the world?!

It is Satan that is doing all this and if you believe that the LGBT movement is ok to God, then you have fallen for the lies of God’s enemy, Satan.
I urge you to repent and change your mind about what you believe and turn to God’s ways, which are in the Bible.
I say this not out of hatred, but out of concern for those who believe these lies.
Just because it’s cool to follow the crowd, or you don’t want to be seen as different and intolerant, and believe what the majority believe, it doesn’t mean it’s right. Which leads me to my next point ..

.. Without the Bible there is no right or wrong. Without the Bible people can be or do as they please because they are living to their own rules. This poses a huge problem in society because if everybody were to do this, all sorts of sick and twisted things would be completely normal and there wouldn’t be anybody to say otherwise, because after all, right and wrong would be subjective. (Look at Sodom and Gomorrah as an example.)
If us humans are left to make up our own rules individually without any morals to go by but their own, imagine the anarchy, wickedness and complete depravity that would ensue.
That’s why I made this picture, because a Christian does have a set of morals and values to stand by, and they are in God’s word.
Christians need to be getting their, for want of a better word, ‘instructions’ from the Bible, and we need to live them, because the world needs to see the Bible in action, because goodness knows they won’t pick one up and read it.

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I was puffed up with pride, on the inside.

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As some of you may remember, several years back, when I was a new Christian, I was involved with a home church which morphed into a cult like group. It got worse after I left, so I’m extremely thankful that the Lord got me out of there when He did.
It started off as a bit of a small group with one woman teaching us about the Bible, and spiritual warfare and things like that. As the group grew and people came and went, we ended up with what we called the “core group” which was about 10 – 12 of us that were the regulars.
Time went on and the head honcho gave most of us titles, ie pastor, prophet etc. All of us in the group (aside from the leader) were brand new Christians**, some that she had met at a psychic expo. (She, the leader, would go these psychic expos in order to evangelise to people, because she was an ‘evangelist’ herself apparently.) To the mature, discerning Christian that would have sent up red flags, but being a new Christian, I didn’t know any better.
**“Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.” 1 Timothy 3:6 
New Christians should not be given these kinds of roles because they are not ready for them, and as you can see, can fall into the devil’s trap of being prideful.
So, time goes on and with our newfound ‘titles’ we kept going to the ‘church’ at their house. Strange things started to happen, first with one of her (the evangelist who was upgraded like a take away/take out meal, to an apostle) young children, then with some of the young adults in the group. Weird demonic manifestations would occur. There were all sorts of weird noises happening, black eyes, writhing around on the floor, biting etc etc.
We were told that we were in training for going around to churches, homes etc in order to do deliverance. We even travelled for 5 hour
s to a small country town because the ‘apostle’ said that we were probably going to be doing the same down there, trying to deliver people.

So, in order to not make this a huge long post, I’ll cut to the chase. I just wanted to give a bit of a background as to why this next thing happened to me.
As the title of this post suggests, I was puffed up with pride. I was so proud that finally I was a part of something, I felt like I belonged somewhere. This was partly due to the ‘apostle’ telling us this, that we were a family and that we needed to stick together and back each other up. We were to forsake our families because this was our real family. (Another red flag there.)
I finally felt as though I finally fitted in, because these people accepted me for who I was. And not only that, but we were actually doing something for others. We were doing our God given jobs in what we were doing in that group. Eventually we got t-shirts and jackets with our names and the name of the group on them. I think there were even bumper stickers as well. I used to walk around, prideful on the inside, that I was special, that nobody else knew how special I was because I was on a God given mission. I had a ‘title’, a ‘family’ and a jacket with my name on it. I felt special. I didn’t go around boasting about it though, it was more of an inner thing, like a special secret I had that others didn’t know about. I guess it’s kind of like that feeling when you find out juicy bit of gossip about someone that you are ‘privileged’ to know about. You feel spec
ial because nobody else knows, only you.

I think many times we can feel puffed up with pride because we have been made to feel as though we have been given a God given gift, title, role, job, mission etc. It can make us feel as though we are more important than others, so we will not give up our role, title etc because then we will just be back to who we were before, a plain ole mum, keeper of the home, cleaner, accountant, school teacher or whatever. We won’t (feel) be special anymore.
The world has taught us that we are something, that our roles define us, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:16

We are defined by who we are in Christ – a child of the King, a child of the One who created the universe and all that’s in it. To me, that is far more special than any title or role people can give us. Knowing that the amazing, awe inspiring person who created all we see and know, the stars, the moons, water, beautiful flowers etc created us, and cares for us, is much more special than any name or title that someone can give us.

If this is you, I urge you to repent. Nothing will come from pride in who you are and what you do. In fact, the opposite will happen, you will fall, and the higher up you perceive yourself to be, the further you will fall.
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 3:19
If you are truly a child of God, you will sincerely seek the Lord and pray about this if you see this in yourself. Don’t be afraid to admit you were wrong, it’s what God wants you to do. There is no shame in admitting you were wrong. Pride will keep you from doing this, but you need to overcome this pride.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” James 4:10
It’s time to humble yourself and see pride for what it truly is, sin against a holy and just God. God hates pride, and so should every born again believer.
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” Proverbs 8:13

“He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 16:13-19

“Should Christians use herbs?”

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 Picture taken from here.

I am a firm believer in using what God gave us in order to help our bodies repair themselves, just as I believe God designed them to do.
These next three links are an excellent read, and I totally agree with the author about her thoughts and uses of herbs.

Too many people, Christians included, are too quick to race off to the dr and get a prescription for anything and everything. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying never go to a dr, but they could be used in different ways. For example, if one of my children gets sick and I don’t know what it is, I’ll take them to the dr, get a ‘diagnosis’ and try to treat it myself at home rather than have them take goodness knows what synthetic chemicals to ‘cure’ them. Incidentally, most modern day synthetic medicines are based on old traditional herbal medicines that were used in biblical days. The only problem with that is that the big pharmaceutical companies can’t make money of people treating themselves at home, so somewhere along the way the use of herbs as medicine has become demonised (read the article and you’ll see what I mean) and people have come to associate herbal medicines with pagans and the occult.
Nothing could be further from the truth though. God made them for us to use and He states this in His word.

So please, read these next three articles with an open (biblical) mind. My hope is that you will then see that herbs are God given for the service of man.
The website is The Christian Herbal – Jasmine Lucero.

Should Christians use Herbs – Part 1 – What is herbalism?

Should Christians use Herbs – Part 2 – Herbs in the Bible

Should Christians use Herbs – Part 3 – What is permissible before God?

 

*I am not getting any compensation for posting this, I am doing it for the information provided.
If you choose to read through any more of the website, please use your discernment and wisdom, as we should with anything these days.

 

 

 

 

 

“Entertaining the goats.”

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“A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats.” ~ C.H Spurgeon
These men of old would be turning in their graves if they could see the state the world is in now, especially the professing Church. But they were spot on in their assessments.

When I first became a Christian I asked if there was a good church I could attend. I was told to attend one where the person’s mother was an elder. Taking this as a good recommendation I started to attend.
My first time there was fantastic. They had a band on stage and I was rockin’ out to the music. I said to the elder I was there with (the lady mentioned above) that it was great – “It’s just like being at the pub but without the alcohol and cigarette smoke.”
You see, before I was born again I was into heavy metal music, used to drink and smoke, so I was used to the pub lifestyle, and this church was just like that atmosphere, only without the “sinful” aspect of it. I thought it was great. I could hear a live band without having to pay for it or buy drinks. Wow. I liked it there. I sang along to the songs and even got one of their cd’s.
This should have been a red flag for me, but being a new Christian I didn’t know any different. And neither apparently did anyone else there, including the elders. (You would have thought my comments would have also been a red flag to the elder I was there with.)
I also had a friend at the time burn me some ‘Christian’ music to listen to in the car. It was like the music the band at that church played. (I recently found it and threw it out. Read on to find out why.)

Fast forward around 7 years or so and I just recently I purchased a cd online. I listened to snippets of it and was really disappointed. Most of the songs on there are what people would call “contemporary” Christian music. To me it was just like the first church I attended. One of them even sounded like it was a rock concert.
(The cd of the burnt songs I recently threw out had many of the same songs on it as the one I just purchased. Something just didn’t sit right with me about listening to it. I may have to toss this one as well.)

But it’s worshiping Jesus and has a Christian label slapped on it so it’s ok, right? Not to me. I believe it is basically just appealing to the flesh and has nothing really to do with Jesus at all. This verse comes to mind when I think of this kind of thing – This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” Matthew 15:18

Whatever happened to reverential worship to God about His unspeakable (indescribable) gift?! What ever happened to being in awe of our amazing Creator?! It seems these churches full of entertainment have a lot to say, but none of it reverential or glorifying to God. It seems that many these days are mocking Him. I won’t mention the recent furor over an extremely popular “church” that had a naked man parading around onstage at a ‘women’s conference’ with just a musical instrument to cover a certain area of his body. Oh wait, I did just mention it didn’t I? Well, there’s my point. From the one blog post I read about it, I was almost traumatised. I need to wash my eyes out and erase that part from my brain. Honestly, how they call that worshiping God is absolutely beyond me. It’s actually quite sickening that they can believe it is edifying themselves and glorifying to God. *vomit*
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7
These people seriously need to repent and change their ways or they will be shocked at the judgment they receive from God!
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:4

I don’t know about you, but I want to worship God the way He directs us to in His word.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24
We won’t get it right all the time, but if we follow His word to us, we can’t go wrong too often.

 

 

’60 Homeschooling Tips From 60 Years’

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If you are new to homeschooling and would like some tips and tricks to help get you along your way, then this ebook may be for you.
If you have been homeschooling for a while and are looking for some new, fresh tips, this ebook could be just what you need.
It is by two veteran homeschoolers with 60 years experience between them both – Kathie Morriessey and Donna Reish.

I purchased a copy myself and have printed it out so I can go back and refer to it again, as often as I need.

This great resource includes tips on things like:

    • Scheduling conflicts
    • Laundry problems
    • Family unity issues
    • Reading difficulties
    • Prioritizing issues

“If you have found yourself wishing you had a veteran homeschooler to mentor you, or a person that you could  get lots of advice from that has ‘done the stuff’ for three (or six!) decades, look no further! Our book, Sixty Homeschooling Tips From Sixty Years, gives sixty (count ‘em, sixty!) pieces of advice from two veteran homeschooling moms.

For the homeschooling mom who is discouraged and feels like giving up,  DON’T! Get advice and inspiration from two women who didn’t give up, but kept the homeschool light shining brightly in their homes for over thirty years each!”

 

Click  HERE to find out more.

 

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Who do you pray to?

The last few days I have had it on my mind to do a post about who Christians are meant to pray to. I kept unconsciously putting it off because I have been distracted with life, but it was always there in the back of my mind to do it.
This is where the Lord has stepped in at exactly the right time and given me the words I need. The way it happened is definitely of the Lord’s doing, so I know this is the right time to post this, and I’m sure someone needs to hear it.
I have an email account to go with this blog but I don’t check it very often because hardly anyone uses it to contact me. Yesterday I randomly checked the email for some reason and found an email that was sent to me around 6 months ago. It was sent by a sister in Christ and she asked me a question. I told her I’d love to hear her testimony so she sent it to me and I received it today. She has given me permission to use it on this blog in the hopes it will help others to ‘come out of her’.
Here is her testimony. I do hope that you read this with mind and heart open to hear the Holy Spirit of God speak to you through this. It is copied just as it was sent to me.

“COMING OUT OF HER…

I will never forget the time a friend of mine came out of Catholicism and became Born Again. He said, “Some day I will tell you everything that is wrong with the catholic religion.” Of course, I was offended….that was “my” religion and no one was going to tell me I was wrong. I was quite annoyed at him (to put it lightly).The whole concept of being Born Again was beyond my …comprehension. As I sat in church years later as an active participant helping with CCD, starting a church nursery, etc I started being convicted by the Holy Spirit. The biggest conviction came to me about “Mary” and praying to or through themaryy saints.. I began to ask questions with a sincere heart to fellow catholic believers as to why we did this and no one could answer me. I even went to the priest and asked him where in the Holy Bible we are told to worship Mary? He got so mad at me he yelled at me and told me ” THAT IS JUST WHAT WE DO!” He later brought me back a book about catholic worship to a mary and why we do it…I NEEDED God’s answer…I was devastated as I really liked this priest and REALLY with ALL my heart wanted to make sure I was correct in any kind of worshipping I was doing beyond JESUS.
I gave up on trying to find the answer and stayed put begrudgingly where I was.
One day was driving to pick up the boys from school I was flipping through the radio stations WAIT! WHAT! I had to stop scanning and go back..THERE IT WAS! I COULDN”T BELIEVE IT!
GOD’S ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION THAT BURDENED MY HEART! It was a Christian radio talk show and they were speaking on this very topic!!!!
THE SCRIPTURE THAT PROVED MY WORSHIPPING OF MARY AND SAINTS WAS WRONG:
JOHN 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

GOD KNEW I WAS SEEKING HIS ANSWER WITH A SINCERE HEART…I STILL MARVEL HOW GOD ANSWERED THIS QUESTION AND MARVEL EVEN MORE HOW SIMPLE HIS SALVATION PLAN FOR US IS.

I couldn’t “come out of her” right away because I was afraid of offending people (we can not fear-OR REVERENCE man- we are to REVERENCE GOD).
When I finally did I kept feeling like I am not “doing” enough….THERE IS NOTHING FOR US TO DO! AMEN! HE DID IT ALL! HE SAID BEFORE HE GAVE UP THE GHOST “IT IS FINISHED”! HE WAS NOT KIDDING! HE IS FOR REAL WHEN HE SAID THAT!
This morning I thank God for allowing us to “rest in Him”. May you, too, learn to rest in HIS finished work so you may know HIS freedom and TRUTH and to know HE is the ONLY WAY
I never left to offend friends and family. I left to reverence and folllow the GOD of TRUTH.
I love you with the love of GOD that is why I share this testimony. For those that may be feeling conviction on their heart about practicing a religion instead of just resting n the Lord may you find HIS peace. THE ULTIMATE PEACE.

P. S. I am very thankful to GOD for that friend now that wanted to tell me I was wrong and that GOD IS RIGHT! I got angry before I was ready to be set free and I thank GOD for HIS correcting conviction through His Holy Spirit for HIS children! Are you HIS child? Are you obeying HIM or man and a system?” ~ ES

If this is you, I do hope that you see the truth in this testimony and repent and turn to Jesus.

Keeping children pure for God.

I have found some, what I believe to be, valuable resources to use with our children to encourage them to keep their bodies and minds pure for God.
With so much promiscuity, so many unwanted pregnancies, so many STD’s around these days, it is now purity1more important than ever to teach our children to abstain until marriage. Contrary to what the world will teach our children, it is up to both the boys and girls, or males and females, to stay pure, that’s why I’m going to include resources for both boys and girls.

There seems to be more of these little books for girls and I can only guess as to why. As in the garden of Eden it was Eve, the woman, who was tempted and tricked by Satan and not Adam. I think females can be more susceptible to yield because it’s ‘in their nature’ and tend to be more emotion driven than males.
If we don’t teach our children to wait until marriage, the world will teach them not to.

From Boy to Man – God’s plan for the marvellous changes that will take place. boytoman.jpg“One of the books in our best-selling “God’s Plan for Growing Up” series, this volume is for boys ready to head into puberty.  Conservatively done, no objectionable descriptions or illustrations.  Mary Pride calls this series “one of the best!”

Little Leaders – Guarding my eyes.

littleleaders“One of the books in our “Little Leaders” series for elementary aged boys, this volume tells, through the conversation between a father and young son, why it’s important for us as Christians to guard our eyes, as well as our hearts, from impurity.  Illustrated throughout.”

From Girl to Woman – God’s plan for the marvelous changes that will take place.girltowoman.jpg“This conservatively written Christian book is written to explain the changes that occur as a young girl is changing into a woman.  One of the award-winning volumes in our “God’s Plan for Growing Up” series.  Contains no graphic info or drawings.  Mary Pride calls this series “one of the best.”

Little Ladies – Keeping myself pure for God.

ladiespure.jpg“One of the books in our “Little Ladies” series for elementary aged girls, this volume tells, through the conversation between a mother and young daughter the importance of purity in all areas of life.  From a very conservative perspective, uses only KJV Scripture.  Illustrated throughout.”

Little Ladies – Dressing for God.

dressingforgod“One of the books in our “Little Ladies” series for elementary aged girls, this volume tells, through the conversation between a mother and young daughter what the Bible says about how females should dress.  From a very conservative perspective, uses only KJV Scripture.  Illustrated throughout.”

I hope you find these resources as good as I did. I do believe they can help plant good, biblical seeds into children.

I will also include this one as I know that some parents and or children can find it hard to openly speak about the things above. If simple day to day topics can be broached in a safe, secure environment, then maybe they will be less reluctant to open up on other topics as the ones above.

Conversation Starters for families.

conversationstarters.jpg“COMMUNICATION IS ESSENTIAL to a healthy family!

This tool for Christian families has 90 “Communication Activities” that take just a few minutes per day to get a conversation going, even with reluctant family members.  Use at mealtime, after family devotions, or in the vehicle to get a meaningful conversation going painlessly.  Reusable cards make this a tool that will last for many conversations.”

*Disclosure notice – If any of these items are purchased through these links I will receive a small percentage of the sale. It does not affect the price of purchase for you though. Any sales made through this page are very much appreciated.

 

“The Importance of Winning Your Child’s Heart’ – review.

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“There is a spiritual battle raging in our children’s hearts daily. With 66% of young people walking away from today’s churches, we cannot afford to be complacent, hoping everything will turn out okay. We have to be aware of the battle, and determine to do all we can to point our kids to God, and His Word, giving them a solid foundation of faith. We must also determine to purposefully pursue their hearts.” Kathie Morrissey – ‘Winning Your Child’s Heart’

Do you struggle with one or more of your children on a daily basis? Do you feel as though there is a disconnect between you and your child? Do you feel as though you are ‘losing the fight’ for your child’s heart?
If so, then read on.

I would like to introduce you to  Kathie Morrissey and another one of her fantastic resources*. I have purchased many of her resources and find them all really helpful, and this one is no different.
This one is called “The Importance of Winning Your Child’s Heart – Heading off Rebellion, Restoring Damaged Relationships and Loving the Prodigal.”
It is, as the title suggests, a guide to parenting the rebellious, damaged child and restoring the relationship with that child.

In this ebook are many great tips, and some excellent advice as to how to win back the heart of your child. Kathie also speaks of signs to look out for to spot rebellion rising, for example ‘passive rebellion’.
Some of the signs of passive rebellion are:

  • doing things their own way rather than how they were told
  • poking
  • whining
  • sighing
  • rolling eyes etc.

“Focusing on just the outward actions when kids are young, rather than training the heart, wets us on the path to raising a rebel”. KM

Kathie goes on to say that it could be our actions that are leading our children to rebellion. How many times have we unknowingly modelled that rebellion to them? Children are like little sponges and pick up things so easily, and it seems they pick up more of our bad points than good sometimes.

Further on Kathie speaks about how to restore damaged relationships with our children.
It is so important that we win our children’s hearts while they are young. The more they move into their teen years the more they will be influenced by others, and if we haven’t laid the foundation first, it could all crumble and they will be more susceptible to peer pressure. (Especially if they attend a mainstream school environment.)

 

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In conclusion I highly recommend this ebook. It is a valuable resource that many Christian parents would do well to have in these days. There are more and more families that are struggling against the tide and need all the help they can get to win and keep their children’s hearts in this broken world.

Kathie has kindly allowed me to give away a free copy of this great resource. I will do a random draw using a program and will let the winner know.
If you would like to win a copy, please comment in the comment section below.
I will do the draw on Wednesday 28th April.

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Click here to grab your copy if you just can’t wait.

 

 

 

 

*I was given a free copy for my honest opinion. I receive no compensation for this review nor for the sales of the ebook.

Are all prophecies from God?

No!
Not all prophecies are from the Lord – Holy Spirit! Many are by demonic spirits sent by Satan to trick and deceive.
“And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by **soothsaying:” Acts 16:16

**Soothsaying: Strong’s # G3132 – “μαντεύομαι manteúomai, mant-yoo’-om-ahee; from a derivative of G3105 (meaning a prophet, as supposed to rave through inspiration); to divine, i.e. utter spells (under pretense of foretelling:—by soothsaying. – to act as a seer, deliver an oracle, prophesy, divine.”

This is one of the reasons we are called to try the spirits to see if they are from God.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1

In my opinion God has given all the prophecies we need to know in His word. Anything added to that is very suspect to me.
To me, getting prophecies about what is going to happen to us in the future is akin to getting your fortune told by a psychic or tarot card reader, which is of course forbidden in the Bible.
I’ve experienced these kinds of “prophecies” first hand, and people honestly thought they were from the Holy Spirit, but I can tell you that they weren’t. Now I understand where they were truly coming from.

Please, please be careful when someone “prophesies” over you or especially your children, because they could well be possessed with a demonic spirit of divination. The consequences of this could be very hard to get rid of.
If this is you, then I urge you to repent; understand that it’s wrong to receive these kinds of prophecies and stop receiving them.

 

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Do we really have to obey …

… or is it just a suggestion?

I was trying to explain just how bad disobedience is to my children when it hit me like a brick what the first ever act of disobedience, after the first ever lie told, did to this world. Genesis 3:1-7

It seems that disobedience follows lies, which make us believe that we don’t have to obey.
 
God told them not to eat from the tree else they would die; Satan sneakily lied and hinted to them that God was hiding something from them and that they wouldn’t really die; so the fruit was eaten and the first sin entered the world, which we now know the effects of.
 
‘Does God really say we will die if we disobey’? Well, look what happened to Adam and Eve! They brought sin into the world with their single act of disobedience and we now live in a fallen world.
Whether or not they repented and ended up in heaven I am not sure. But even if they did, it still hasn’t changed the world back to how it was. We still suffer for their disobedience.
 
When you think about disobedience like that, you can really see the gravity of it all.
 
Of course, God knew this was going to happen, which is why He had already planned, before He even created the world, to send His only Begotten Son, who knew no sin, into this world as the ultimate sacrifice, so we could be redeemed and reconciled with God.
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:19
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8
**If even Jesus was obedient, why do we think we don’t have to be?!
 
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14,15
 
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” James 1:22
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:16
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There are many, many more verses about obedience and disobedience, but I won’t put them all here. You can look them up yourself.😉