What is Selah here for?

There are two plans for your life – one is God’s plan, and one is Satan’s. I want to use this blog to bring you the best and most inspiring stories – good news – and I also want to share with you what I can see of Satan’s plan in action – because we must be as wise as serpents, and as harmless as doves. That is the bad news, and you need to know it.

So there’s good news, and there’s bad news. I hope you’ll stick around for all of it, and remember to take a moment to click on Good News before you leave – top yourself up with something joyful before you go!

God Bless you

Lis

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Selah – ‘pause and calmly think of that!’

Why would I suggest that you ‘pause, and calmly think of that!’?

Selah is a word used frequently in the Psalms to tell you to do just that – what you just read – think about it – take your time! Let it sink in!

God wants to reach you daily through His Word – so take some time in the scriptures to do this – read, then Selah!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

God Bless you!

Lis

The Stranger

A friend just sent me this in an email, and I think it’s quite right – it’s required reading, so read on!

The Stranger!

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger… he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn’t seem to mind.

Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet.
(I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honour them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home – not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our long time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.

My Dad didn’t permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished.

He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive and generally embarrassing.

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked… And NEVER asked to leave. More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents’ den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name?…. We just call him ‘TV.’

(Note: This should be required reading for every household!)
(Keep scrolling…)

He has a wife now….we call her ‘Computer.’

Their first child is “Cell Phone”. Second child “I Pod”

And just born a few years ago a Grandchild: “IPad”

God Bless you

Lis

What is biblical submission to your husband supposed to look like?

I read recently on another blog (which I’m not going to link to) that the author of that post believed that Sarah is an excellent picture of wifely submission to her husband, Abraham, because she agreed to be called his sister when he insisted on it as they travelled.

I laughed to think of Sarah as an image of wifely submission, because she was the one who told Abraham, in the face of God’s promise to bring him a son by her, to take the handmaid to wife to bring forth Ishmael. Abraham didn’t weigh this advice very much, nor does the text say that he sought the LORD on this, and so the result was another whole heap of trouble!

So what should wifely submission look like?

We’ve all got an opinion on this, so these are just my thoughts.

How about this.

Imagine that Eve was in the garden, and a snake came along, as he did, and spoke to her. Having heard his words, and been tempted, what would have happened if she’d called out to her husband and said “Adam! There’s a talking snake over here, and he says we should eat the fruit, what do you think?”

What do you think the outcome would have been?

I think Eden would have been a nice place to live, don’t you?

How about this. What if Sarah had said to Abraham, “I think you shouldn’t wait for God’s promise of a child by me, and that you should bed Hagar, what do you think? Why don’t you pray about it?”

I hope that one day my husband will listen to me when I’m wise, and ignore me when I’m stupid (I’m not married). I really wish wives would be content to have the wisdom and share it, and leave the big decisions to hubby. God did make women wise, but He didn’t make us leaders!

We are not supposed to ask our husbands about everything, be silent, never make a decision ourselves and have no thoughts and opinions. If you read Proverbs 31, you will see that the kind of precious ruby of a woman depicted there has a mind of her own, works diligently and humbly to sustain and nurture her household, and even increase the family’s wealth. She’s no shrinking violet!

We don’t have to be silent to be a good wife, we need to be respectful and work with our husband as a team to build a wonderful and successful family with the husband as the head of the wife, and God as the head of the husband. She should obey him, and he should obey God. The very fear of God should ensure he treats her with love and respect.

But some so-called Christian men are into another whole kind of submission altogether. Here we see the case reported on yesterday of a church goer who abused his wife for 30 years. His reign of terror was violent and relentless. He was a tyrrant – because he thought he could be. Thank goodness the authorities stepped in.

I quote (emphasis added): (Link)

“The court heard how Simmons created an ‘almost cult-like atmosphere’ at the home, using his religion as justification for his ‘coercive and controlling’ behaviour.

In one statement given in a police interview and relayed to the court, Simmons said that his wife had taken ‘a vow of obedience to me’.

Simmons was said to have seen himself as the authority in the house responsible for setting the rules – and also for doling out punishment when those rules were broken.

But the rules ‘changed so frequently… that it became impossible for the complainer to get it right’, procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said.

During the 1990s one method of punishment involved having his wife stand in an outbuilding while he hosed her with cold water.

In 1991 he forced her into the boot of a car after she fled the house and in the next year he compressed her throat to a point where breathing became restricted.

Another incident saw Simmons compel his wife to lie on the floor. He then placed his weight on her head by standing on it, giving her two black eyes.

In 1998 Simmons pushed his wife to the floor with a force that caused nerve damage which was said to still cause her discomfort to this day.

Simmons also assaulted his wife in a car in 2015, leaving her with a black eye and bloody nose. Later that year he hit her across the back of the legs with a plastic pipe.

Mr MacKenzie told how Simmons also confessed to police that he did ‘hands-on stuff’, adding: ‘She knows I’m serious when I do that.'”

This was a Christian man who took advantage of his position to abuse and terrorise his wife. So let’s examine the question of what a wife should do when faced with such a situation. There are two schools of though within many churches – one is stay and pray. If physical abuse is happening I don’t think that’s a safe option. The levels of domestic violence deaths ought to make it apparent that staying isn’t an option. However another school of thought is to flee, divorce and move on, and I don’t think that’s a good solution either. What if you’re missing out on the greatest opportunity for spiritual growth for your spouse (it’s not just men who abuse) by leaving them for good?

I would say make sure you are safe – get out, and then work to get your spouse to seek help. Ministry, prayer, even a custodial sentence may be needed for that person to reconcile to their terrible behaviour and repent to God.

In the case of Simmons, he stated:

‘I did wrong,’ he said in a statement read to the court. ‘At no time did I think she deserved this. I see things differently now. I don’t think she deserved to be treated the way I treated her or to have the things I said to her said to her.’ 

It took a lot of work and the intervention of authorities to get this man to see things differently. Of course that shouldn’t be necessary, and I do not know if the wife will stand by him – that is her choice.

It’s time to look at submission in a biblical way – what are your thoughts on this sometimes difficult issue? How do you handle the issue in your own marriage?

God Bless you

Lis

More “subliminal” halos, wings and stars in photographs of leaders

I’ve shared a few of these before: here and here, but this time, I’ve got a bumper collection for you, and some new “non-halo” additions, which I think are quite interesting and significant.

corbyn halo 1
First time I’ve seen Corbyn with a halo, but it’s a slightly lopsided and slightly less than ideal halo – the press are not giving him credence with this.
corbyn halo
Here’s Corbyn again with an almost comically small halo. The media are making clear he may be a saint, but he’s not capable of the job?
theresa may halo
Theresa May gets a whopping great halo and golden sun rays for good behaviour and obeying the elites who also run the newspapers?
farron halo
Tim Farron, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, is pictured with a halo at his press conference where he resigned due to the impossibility of aligning his faith and the values of his party. The message of that speech was clear to Christians, don’t vote LibDem!
Vladimir Putin
Don’t be fooled by the small size of this halo on Putin – it reminds me of so many icons of the Virgin Mary with the Christ child. The message? I’m not sure. Putin is undoubtedly a great statesman.

 

Now for Trump – and this gets interesting. Trump has so far not had a traditional halo at all.

trump halo 2
Trump here appears to have wings. Is this a phoenix reference?
trump halo
Again the same press conference, this time you can see both the wings and the halo behind his head. This is not accidental.
trump halo 2
Here we have Trump crowned with a six-pointed star.
kushner start crown halo
And here’s Jared Kushner and he’s crowned with a five pointed star. Worse, by the angle it appears to be inverted (i.e. satanic).
macron star halo
Here we see make-up buyer Emmanuel Macron, crowned with an inverted five pointed star also. Very satanic looking. These images came straight out of the MSM online papers!
merkel crowned
Here we have Merkel, crowned – and note the positioning – how on earth did the photographer get this shot? It had to be by a deliberate act. She is “crowned” with gold and lights. Very concerning!

But finally, for a moment of humour:

merkel oops
Subliminal what? Hitler moustache? You might think that, but I couldn’t possibly comment. Such an interesting picture!

Thanks for reading.

Lis

Do you think Christianity is compatible with Communism?

Many churches today support “social justice” – which is code for redistribution of wealth (i.e. communism). Why does communism lurk in the hearts of well-meaning Christians? Because they don’t know God’s Law, nor follow it. Christianity is very, very vulnerable today to the wiles of communistic, Marxist strategies, and these videos are vital if you are to understand the danger.

As a relative newbie in the faith – I was converted in 2010 – I’m sure many of you will nod knowingly when I share this video by Dean Gotcher. You’ve probably at least heard of him, even if you have not heard his talks. This talk is a vital one to listen to – because these methods are being used in schools on (against!) your children, and are also the very foundation of the NWO one-world religion. Without dialoguing, and finding common ground, you can’t be moved away from the word of God. But with it, you may be willing to concede (as the churches have) one millimetre of the truth and the perfection of God’s word, and His ways. After you have conceded a single point, you may be persuaded to concede a second. Before you know it, you may concede Christ and His cross, and lose the very salvation you believed you had. That sounds dramatic, but in the Vineyard Church locally I have met New Agers who do not believe that Christ is the only way to God! They do not believe the scriptures! One such couple runs a prison ministry! They believe themselves to be Christians – they do not even know that they hold New Age beliefs. They are very dangerous.

We must not concede on any point of scripture. Not one! Homosexuality is a sin. Witchcraft is a sin. Eating pork is a sin!

Here’s Dean Gotcher – this is a must listen talk!

After listening to this you will be in no doubt of the importance of holding to the word of God, and not holding to an opinion, but to FACT!

But just why is Marxism so very appealing to Christians? Many Christians believe that Jesus would have approved of a society where we all share, and everything is communal (communism). To see the truth of that we need to look at two things – firstly the word of God – the Law of Moses to be precise, which is the Law by which we are to live and care for each other (Read: Falling in love with the Law). The poor had rights, and those who had property/produce (farmers, vineyard owners etc.) had responsibilities. They had to take their crop by faith and leave some for the poor. This is not in any way communism! Communism takes the whole crop away from the person who worked to nurture it, and gives it equally to those who did not.

Secondly we must, MUST, understand the satanic mindset of Marx himself. He was purely evil, and against everything good that Christianity brings. He was a destroyer of all that was good. Not an atheist, but an opposer of God. This short talk is an absolute must listen to understand what we face today. Marxism is in our schools, our universities, our media, Hollywood, and now also the church (without discernment, it will come to yours too). It’s in the Social Justice movement, and in the LGBT rights movement. Most importantly we can also see it is speeding up – the dialoguing is persuading perfectly rational, but otherwise un-grounded individuals to believe that transgenderism is a real thing (and not a spiritual problem). The wheels of this movement are rolling ever faster towards the total destruction of what we hold dear, and worse, it is beginning to enshrine that in law, so that to use the wrong pronoun with a transgender person becomes a crime.

Here’s the short talk on Marx – the sound quality isn’t great, but it’s a vital one to listen to.

If you wish to read the book Marx and Satan by Richard Wurmbrand, you can download it for free here: Link

Lastly if you want some inspiration regarding the push back by Christians against this nonsense, this short video is also great.

Stand strong in the faith – stand by the word of God, and hold to it. That old phrase comes to mind “If I didn’t believe in something, I’d fall for anything” – Marxism (Cultural Marxism) wants to dialogue you away from your beliefs as FACTS and downgrade them, and your faith, until you no longer have the right to speak, or the will to protest.

God Bless you

Lis

England takes a further step towards tyranny

Oh yes, you thought you lived in a free country? You thought you were born free? No, because the government is planning to introduce an opt-out organ donation system after all. No, I did not get a response from my MP – I reminded him about my letter, and got a stock response extolling the virtues of organ donation opt-out systems. I never had him down as a moron – I doubt he is, he is what my father would have called a knave. He is a social engineer who thinks that his opinions are of interest to his constituents, when in actual fact it’s supposed to be the other way around (because, Sonny Jim, you work for me). But I digress, I haven’t decided whether to pursue the matter through his office – there will be a consultation and I hope to get involved in some small way – the idea that the state thinks it owns your organs unless you claim them by opting out is abhorrent at the very least, unethical as standard (the modern way) and deceptive by design. Can’t get informed consent? No need – just presume consent.

I need to pray fervently about what action to take on this – I have said a lot, and I have a future, and a life to live. I have written much about this on an internet where free speech is not really safe any longer. Privacy is under threat, and to continue to speak up and speak out is a risk. I will continue if the LORD calls me to – because to disobey Him would be worse than any human harm that could come my way. But I also acknowledge that standing up now may be the thing He no longer wants me to do, and in which case, again to continue to speak would be to be disobedient. As a woman I have to acknowledge my place, and my role, and I’m not Boudicca!

So I’m going to share with you the highs and lows of this new system as unveiled by the evil Theresa May. Can you tell how I feel about this? The pain, the physical pain I felt last night when I came home to see the news – no words for it. No words. My heart was heavy, and my soul was deeply troubled.

So, quoting from this article: [My added comments in bold]

In her speech at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Mrs May said: ‘Our ability to help people who need transplants is limited by the number of organ donors. That is why last year 500 people died because a suitable organ was not available. So to address this challenge … we will change that system, shifting the balance of presumption in favour of organ donation, working on behalf of the most vulnerable.’ [No, Ms May, the most vulnerable are those who are deceived to think their organs are removed after they are cold, blue and dead.]

The devolved Welsh government changed the rules in December 2015 so doctors can assume all over-18s consent to be donors after their death [lies!] unless they have opted out. Relatives still have the right to object to a loved one’s organs being removed, but if they can’t be contacted a transplant will go ahead. [Those in my generation without children will not be protected – who will speak up to stop this for us, if we have not opted out? This makes those without family especially vulnerable, but who cares about them, Ms May?]

While doctors are happy, there are others sounding the alarm: The article continues:

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the BMA council, said the plan for an opt-out system was ‘excellent news’ and that it ‘has the potential to save many lives’. [And murder many innocents, Dr Nagpaul]

But Peter Saunders, from the Christian Medical Fellowship, said: ‘Presumed consent is illiberal, unethical, unproven and unnecessary and is based on the false presumption that the organs of deceased people are the property of the state rather than the family. Furthermore there is no proof it increases organ donations.

‘Presumed consent legislation is based on the legal fiction that people who have done nothing – neither signed an opt-in nor an opt-out register – have deliberately chosen to donate their organs.’

You could say that Peter Saunders’ comments are a good sign (that they were published at all is a step forward). However, it was the comments section which gave me some real hope. When the first article was published yesterday I think only one out of the top ten comments was in favour – everyone else, even those on the organ donor register now, said they would opt out on principle. They object strongly to the presumption of state ownership of their bodies, their organs! Some of the comments are copied below:

top comment
This was the top comment yesterday
comment 2
Another top ten comment
top ten comment
Another top ten comment from yesterday’s article

It ought to be noted that the level of public enthusiasm for the opt out system can be seen in this screen grab of the government petition started a few months ago:

public opinion

And from today’s article (an update on yesterday’s one):

organs
A rather concerning comment!
organs 2
Huge cynicism towards this government grab
organs 3
And another fully awake individual telling it like it is

Those three were in the top ten comments on today’s article.

There is hope, but there needs to be action, and I don’t think it’s going to come from my complicit MP at this time. If you are in the UK, NOW is the time to take a moment to write to your MP and express your disquiet and disapproval of this legislation – let’s get it stopped before it’s too late.

Please also pray for me as I try to navigate the role God wants me to play (if any) in highlighting this issue in an ever more dangerous world. Thank you.

God Bless

Lis

 

The coming eclipse

Today I saw this post, and watched the first video:

I thought it was very interesting, and later when I went to pray, I felt God telling me to go to the book of Daniel, Chapter 4. I’m going to reproduce it in full here, from the KJV. The phrase “Pride comes before a fall” also came to mind, and indeed this is a paraphrase of Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Is America about to be brought low by its pride? I think judgement is coming to all of Israel. Repent now.

1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.

2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.

3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.

4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace:

5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.

6 Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream.

7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my God, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,

9 O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.

10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.

11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:

12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.

13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;

14 He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:

15 Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:

16 Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.

17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.

19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies.

20 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;

21 Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation:

22 It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.

23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;

24 This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:

25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.

27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

28 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.

29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.

30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

31 While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.

32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws.

34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:

35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

36 At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.

37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

The next eclipse, whose path will cross this one, is in seven years time. Do you think that there is a link here? Will America and all Israel repent?

May God Bless you – and may He keep you safe from the coming destruction.

Lis

Deception and brutal force

In Africa they believe that albinos have magical power. They believe that in order for this power to be in the body parts, they must be cut off while the person is alive.

muti.jpg

What does this remind you of? Oh yes, organ donation. Except that we in the west declare them dead before we cut out their beating hearts and put them in other people’s bodies.

If Africa is backward, we are deceptive, devious and equally evil.

God says: “Thou shallt not kill”

Organ donation is little more than Aztec human sacrifice. It is little more than African muti – murder, theft, deception and evil beyond comprehension. Yet people continue to support organ donation through ignorance. They are deceived.

I am, as yet, to hear back from my MP, or Dan Jarvis MP regarding the emails I sent them.

God Bless you

Lis