How To Get A Glimpse Of Eden

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How to get a glimpse of Eden is really to try an imagine what our Eden home would be like. There is a clip in the video that says “Let your fantasies be founded on truth.” What I mean by this is; for Christians, we believe the words of the bible to be true, so we try to imagine what it would be like to get a glimpse of Eden, and imagine ourselves once again living in that beautiful garden. Of course the bible tells us that we just can’t imagine how beautiful it will be. I would rather think on these things than to think on negative and dark images.

Thinking on beautiful things always uplifts our minds. Who wouldn’t want to live in a beautiful garden, a perfect garden! Who wouldn’t want to be able to touch a rose and to know we wouldn’t be pricked by the thorns! Who wouldn’t want to have the perfect temperature…no complaints of too much heat, no complaints that its too cold.

A glimpse of Eden would be to live in a place with no threats of hurricanes, no threats of earthquakes, no disasters, no massacres, no more threats of global warming. Houses wouldn’t have to be boarded up when hurricanes are in the forecast. No running into the streets for earthquakes. We would gather together regularly without the fear of being shot and massacred. We would walk the Streets of Gold, no chance of a disaster taking place there.

Living in Eden would mean to live in perfect harmony with each other, no more black and white issues, no more police shootings. Everyone there will be like minded. We will uplift each other, we will know the meaning of true love, we will live joyously, walking the streets of gold forever and ever. When we keep reading scriptures, we will get glimpses of Eden, we will get glimpses of our eternal home.

Ordinary Can Become Extraordinary

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Ordinary

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Instead of travelling on these busy, noisy, polluted familiar streets

One day, I expect to walk on Streets of Gold.

Instead of waking to dull cloudy routine days,

One day, I will bathe in Jesus’ Light.

This body that is now racked with aches and pains will heal.

 For one day, in a twinkling of an eye, we will be changed to perfected bodies.

Instead of neglect, abuse, sadness and shedding of tears,

One day, smiles and joy will show on every face

Instead of longing to dine with earthly Kings,

 One day we will be invited to sit and dine with our Heavenly King.

All those who believe in Christ, who may seem ordinary or just plain weak,

One day soon, those same Christians will rise to live Extra Ordinary lives.

Revelation 21: 21 ……And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent crystal. AMP

 

Daily Potion October 26, 2016

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What Will Happen To Satan

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Revelation 20 1-3 & 7-10  And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. ….. When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves.But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

While we are lifted up with Christ to spend a thousand years in heaven, Satan will be captured and bound for a thousand years. When we return to this earth we will be kept safe within God’s holy city. Satan will be freed at that time, and he will gather all the evil people, which is like the sand on the sea-shore. He will then try to kill God’s people, but fire will rain down from heaven and demolish them, and that will be the end of evil.

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Daily Potion September 27, 2016

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Suffering Alone

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For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:10

The above Scripture is another one that the Pastor mentioned when he spoke on loneliness, he said he thought that the scripture was referring to more that a Physical Fall.” I  can see this Scripture referring to something more also…..like an emotional fall. We would more readily speak of a physical wound than an emotional wound. This is where the enemy (Satan) is winning the battle. Many are suffering in silence while the enemy laughs.

So many teenagers and young adults and adult are suffering alone, we smile in front of each other, yet on the inside we are crying. Just think if we all opened up to each other and was a support for one another, what a beautiful world this would be. It would be a great wound to the enemy. We would be seen as caring and sharing with one another. Inmagine my surprise when I was told that when someone ask you how you’re doing, they don’t really care as to how you are really doing, it’s just a conversation maker. I can laugh about this now, but I remeber being asked once how I was doing. I started to vervablize the pain I was feeling, but by that time the person was rounding a corner, waving at me and saying : “Oh that’s wonderful.”

One thing I know for sure and that is, although God made us all unique in many ways, they’re a lot of things that are the same about us. No one person is immune. The doctor who treats us may have his or her own emotional issues, the lawyer, policeman, teacher, reporter etc….we all bleed the same. So let’s fight the battles together and not alone, let’s support each other and most of all, let’s pray to God for emotional healing.

 

Daily Potion September 15, 2016

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How to Pray

Many will say that they can speak to God anywhere and at any time and that is true, but I believe that if we can find the time to go into a yoga pose to empty our minds, then we can find the time to get on our knees and bow our heads and connect to God in prayer. I do this first thing in the morning and the last thing at night before going to bed. My in-between time is still to keep talking to God where ever I maybe.

Instead of trying to think of nothing, I try to picture myself kneeling before God in His throne room as depicted in Revelations 4. Most times we will say kind words but think unkind thoughts, but we cannot hide from God. We need to clean up our thinking before we can go before God.

Revelations 4:9 Whenever living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to Him who sit on the throne and who lives forever and ever, the twenty- four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

11 ” You are worthy our Lord and God,

to receive honor and glory and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they were created

and have their being.

Why Complicate Simplicity

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Many may look at the word “Complicated” and think that it’s a great way to describe themselves, because it may imply that they are Sophisticated, Cultivated, Polished, Educated and all those words we would like to describe ourselves as being. Even as Christians we tend to do this, but the bible tells us that “Simplicity” is the better way. The scriptures uses a child to relay this message, because we all know that a small child is innocent, pure, natural, and “uncomplicated.”

Matthew 18:4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Daily Potion (Good News)

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LIFT UP THE TRUMPET

Lift up the trumpet!

Let it ring loud and clear,

Jesus is coming for His children;

Lift up the trumpet without any fear.

Lift up the trumpet!

Spread the gospel and spread it fast.

Jesus is coming for His children,

Coming to take them home at last.

Lift up the trumpet!

People! There is no time to doubt.

Jesus is coming for His children;

When He appears, the angels will shout!

Lift up the trumpet!

Let us get ready and for Jesus wait.

Jesus is coming for His children;

Cease all useless fruitless debate.

Lift up the trumpet!

Let us learn from stories of the Bible.

Jesus is coming for His children;

Let us work while we wait, let’s not be idle.

Lift up the trumpet!

Let us in Jesus’ word abide.

Jesus is coming for His children;

If we believe we will never be denied.

By Leola Durant

Matthew 24: 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be…….30 and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of the trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 

On The Fence

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ON THE FENCEWhen I hear the word “Maybe” it is so indecisive…it just leaves you hanging out there.

I try not to get impatient when I ask someone a question and they respond with the word “Maybe,” followed by, I will let you know. I am so glad that when Jesus left this earth, He did not say that “Maybe” He would come back again for us. He was definite and confident in His answer…He said He would come again.

In John 14 Jesus says; “Let not your heart be troubled; You believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

How awesome is that: “I will come.” The “May be” at the end of the sentence implies our free choice. While Jesus will come again, do I want to live in eternity with Him….Yes, absolutely I do, but perhaps for others, the answer might be “Maybe,” as they remain sitting “On the Fence. “https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/maybe/

DAILY POTION (Our Minds)

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

So often we are worried or scared about the future…about life in general. They are so many ugly things happening around the world today, but God`s Word tells us that if we fix our minds on Him, and have faith in Him, He (God) will grant us peaceful minds.