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Note: Sermons are still in reverse order, with the oldest being the first you come to.  All sermons are approximately a five minute read. Each page will have ten sermons on them. (Another page will be added as needed) 
Here is an Index to the sermons on this page:
#01 Are you a Right Brain Thinker?
#02 The Door to Heaven or Hell?
#03  Did we forget Blasphemy...
#04  Resurrection Sunday...(Message moved to Past Messages Page 3)
#05  To whom do we deceive?
#06  What we leave behind
#07 A Prayer to Our Heavenly Father
#08 Happy Fathers Day
#09 Growing Wiser
#10 Our Heavenly Father, The Provider
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Yes, this IS part of this weeks message, but I thought in this type message you might share it with others that you might not otherwise send Faith Based Email to...
This is a REAL test by the way, so have fun with it..
Pastor Mark
 
Are You a Right-Brain Thinker?
 
1) Which of the following most closely describes your strengths?
Solving math problems, computer tasks
Outdoor and athletic activities
Conceptualizing and creating
 
 
Right-brain thinkers tend to be better at tasks such as conceptualizing and creating. Left-brain thinkers tend to shine in the realms of mathematics, technology, and science. If you are a right-brain thinker, you may be more inclined to take in situations or people as a whole instead of a combination of parts with various details. People who prefer the outdoors and physical activity are often right-brain thinkers, as sports tend to emphasize intuition over verbal communication.
 
2) In your spare time, you can be found:
Volunteering, helping people
Reading, writing, or drawing
Working on your car, your computer, or a home improvement project
 
 
Volunteering involves the strengths and abilities of both right- and left-brain thinkers, so either can be found volunteering, even if they're working in different situations with different people. Left-brainers enjoy structured, precise activities such as mechanical or construction projects. If reading, writing, and drawing is more your style, you may favor the right side of your brain. Your hobbies are an important indication of which career paths suit you best. Does your current job fit you, or do you feel like a fish out of water? If the fit feels off, try working with your natural interests and not against them. Education can help you turn your talents into a profitable career, and it doesn't need to be expensive or time-consuming. Higher learning is extremely affordable and flexible these days, with many classes available on the Internet, during the evenings, and on weekends
 
3) In what type of work environment are you most productive?
Outdoors
An open office, surrounded by coworkers
A quiet, private office
At home, on my own schedule
 
 
Right-brain thinkers frequently prefer group settings, and they're often able to work in a busy atmosphere with background noise, music, or television. Left-brain thinkers, on the other hand, typically need a quiet setting for work or study, so they might prefer a private office. Right-brain folks are likely to lean more toward outdoor work and work from home, where there is no imposed structure or schedule.
 
4. You're on your way to work on a Monday morning. How do you feel?
I am dreading it
I can't wait until Friday
I am looking forward to making things happen
I can't wait to get there
 
 
If you're passionate about your career, you're lucky! If you're like most people, however, there is probably room for improvement in your professional life. It's possible that it's not you, it's the job. If you're a right-brainer in a left-brain career such as banking or law, it may be time to switch careers. There's a multitude of educational opportunities available for working professionals who need a career that better reflects their right or left-brain tendencies.
 
5. What was your favorite subject in high school?
Calculus
Computer Lab
Literature
Art/Speech/Theater
 
 
If you loved your calculus and computer lab classes, you're most likely a left-brainer. Excelling at literature and art would probably put you in the right brain category. Don't worry if your current job doesn't draw on your favorite school subjects. You can still enjoy those classes no matter your age, financial situation, or family responsibilities. You can go back to school at your own pace and take classes that interest you the most - and maybe transition to a career that better matches your natural interests!
 
6. What motivates you and ignites your passion?
My emotional ties and relationships with friends and family
Moving music, art, and literature
Exciting technological advances
The stock market or law
 
 
Inspiration and motivation are the building blocks of a happy career life. If your current job leaves something to be desired, look to your passions outside of work for guidance. If your inspiration comes from music, literature, or the fine arts, it's likely you're a right-brain thinker; left-brainers gravitate toward nonfiction or technical writing. Both right- and left-brain thinkers may be inspired by family and friends, but left-brain thinkers are more likely to prefer independent work. We can all be motivated by making our fortune in the stock market, but the realms of finance, law, and technology are favored by left-brain thinkers. Where do you fit in?
 
7. How would you describe your communication style?
I like to explain myself verbally
I like to express myself visually, through illustrations, charts, or designs
 
 
Right-brain thinkers tend to prefer visual explanations. These folks may use drawings, videos, songs, or other creative means of conveying information to others. Left-brain thinkers are better at explaining things verbally, in a logical, systematic manner. While right-brainers will give the big picture explanation, summing up all parts of the situation, left-brainers will focus on each detail of the item that's being explained. Keep this in mind when you look at job descriptions. You can hone either communication style through further education, but it helps to work with your natural ability.
 
8. Which of the following skills do you possess?
I generate ideas and concepts consistently
I develop detailed strategies that allow me to achieve goals
 

If you are more of an "idea person," you are most likely a right-brain thinker. These folks are great at coming up with big plans, but not so great when it comes to the nitty-gritty details that make a plan work. Left-brainers, however, shine when it comes to nailing down the nitty-gritty and shaping the strategies necessary to achieve goals.
 
9. Which of these activities are up your alley?
Reading or writing nonfiction stories
Reading or writing fiction
Attending a concert
 
 
The facts and details involved in crafting nonfiction are often the realm of left-brain thinkers, who also love the structure and strategy involved in plotting an article. The imagination and visual thinking required to write poetry, fiction, or fantasy fall into the category of right-brain thinking. Both left- and right-brain thinkers enjoy music, but the former typically prefers classic genres, while the latter tends to like edgy, current sounds.
 
10.  Which of the skills would you most love to learn?
Design a spectacular building
Create a computer program
Teach math to genius kids
Help someone solve a personal problem
 
 
If you're a right-brain thinker, you'd probably enjoy learning to help someone solve a personal problem or design a spectacular building. A left-brain thinker would be more likely to enjoy learning the details and structure involved in creating a computer program or teaching math to a bunch of smart kids.
 
11. What is your approach to problem solving?
Look at all the facts and analyze the situation for a solution
Use instincts and imagination to find a solution
 
 
Problem solving is crucial to most jobs - it helps to know how you deal with issues when they arise. Right-brain thinkers prefer to use playful methods to solve problems. They may envision the situation and draw, either in their mind or on paper, various solutions. Intuition plays a big role in the problem-solving skills of right-brainers as well. Those who are left-brain dominant prefer to analyze a problem thoroughly, looking at cause and effect and the linear progression of events. Left-brainers would be more likely to talk through a problem, too. Does your current job support your style of problem solving?
 
12. Which learning environment suits you best?
I like visual instruction with plenty of examples
I prefer detailed, verbal instructions
 
 
Right-brainers are visual learners who like to explore their way through a lesson. A left-brain thinker learns best by reading or hearing detailed instructions, laid out in a logical, sequential, and well-structured lesson plan. If you haven't been in a classroom in awhile, you might be surprised to know that there are numerous learning environments at the college level, including on line learning, campus-based learning, and even on-the-job learning. Whether right or left-brained, there's a learning environment for you in one of the many schools available.
 
Now that you have taken this test, ..."Do you feel any smarter?" Does it help to know what part of your brain you think with? Or would it be better to know what part of your HEART you think with? We all know that Our Father has given us all SPECIAL GIFTS to better serve His needs. If we elect to serve OUR needs with them, we risk losing the gift from Our Father. I hope this message was different enough for you to read, and understand that sometimes we ask for knowledge, that will not serve our needs, or Our Fathers... Have a GREAT Week.
Pastor Mark
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The Door to Heaven or Hell
There is little doubt we are living in the "Near End Times." I know of too many warnings that have been foretold, that have come to past. Often we are so afraid that we might pass judgment on a brother, that we allow The Adversary a toe hold into our lives. It is very easy to be blinded by Satan, as he knows both our weaknesses, as well as our strengths. The Adversary will and does turn our strengths against us. He will have us fight ourselves, put doubt where there was conviction, and hide our faults from ourselves. We must always pray to Our Father to allow us to see ourselves as He sees us, and not as we want to be seen. If we cannot see what we are doing wrong, then we deceive ourselves.
 
I know there were times I did not want to see the faults of others, just their good. But I was letting the other person down by doing this. Now I am not saying to be a fault finder, but rather to be a "fruit inspector".  Make sure that what you see as a fault, is what scripture says, and not you personally. "Scripture Test" YOURSELF daily, so your harvest will be fruitful of Our Fathers crop, and not a crop seeded by The Adversary.
 
Remember, Satan knows how to say "Praise to The Father", if that is what it will take to bring you into his fold. He knows you better than you do, as he too can see your faults, fears, strengths, and weaknesses... Make sure that what you allow into your house, is of Our Heavenly Father, and not of The Adversary, sent to break up your home, your ministry, or your family. These ARE the "Near End Times", and The Adversary will do anything he needs to in order to take the gifts and blessings Our Heavenly Father has given you.
 
2 John 1: 7-11
7Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. 11Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
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 Did we forget that Blasphemy of God Our Father...

In many ways we allow ourselves to only hear what we want to hear, or believe what others tell us as children. "Once saved, always saved" is NOT scripture, and regardless of how many times we say it, it will not appear as such. Did we forget that Blasphemy of God Our Father, God His Son, or God The Holy Spirit, is one exception.

The other exception is to change (Take away) from the scriptures of the Word of God. (
Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. )

I will never make a post that I can not backup with scripture from Our Heavenly Father. I do not desire to argue on this forum, only to make sure we read ALL The Word, as we are held accountable for ourselves to Our Father.

To fully understand WHY I must make this post to you today, I will leave you with this scripture from
James 5:19 "My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins."

 

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Cross  Bible 1 Easter Cross  Easter Church Easter Cross  Bible 1 Cross

ResurrectionSunday

This message was moved to  Past Messages Page 3

Always being Blessed...Angel 2 By Our Heavenly Father... Pastor Mark

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To whom do we deceive?

Two men were fishing on a lake. They were feeling guilty that it was a Sunday morning, and they were not attending church.  And the fish were not biting.

The first guy eventually says: "I should have stayed home and gone to church today."

To which the other angler replied: "I couldn't have gone to church anyhow." " My wife is saying she is sick in bed today."

 
I think it is strange, that some people do not consider a lie to themselves, as deceit. This is perhaps due to the fact they do know the truth at first. However the problem is three fold.
 
(1) Deceit is not of Our Father, but from The Adversary. It allows him an "open door" to our mind. Even though we know the REAL truth, over time, it may not be as clear as when we first knew it. These "seeds of deception" start to grow slow, but once planted, have the ability to take over the "Garden of our Mind"
 
(2) White lies are not called lies for nothing. They are still LIES! When we allow ourselves to give some lies an approval rating, then we are giving Satan an approval rating also. The Word of God says ALL sin is sin, so all lies are lies.
 
(3) When a person accepts just a little bit of darkness into his life, then he has opened himself up to TOTAL Darkness. Our Father will never share space with Satan. Our Father kicked Satan out of Heaven due to the darkness within Satan. Light and Darkness cannot cohabit the same area.
 
Our Father never used the term "gray area", man did in order to justify himself to other men. God will NOT justify the unjustifiable. I am sure the term "gray area" was whispered into the ear of man, just as the thought, " Eve has eaten the fruit, and did not die" was whispered into the ear of Adam.
 
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 ~ ~ SalvationFirst Ministries  ~ ~  
 Proud to be Non-Denominational

 
Sharing the Word of God... World-Wide 
   www.SalvationFirst.com 
 Ohio Phone: 614.388.9977         Georgia Phone: 706.505.2896 
Message Line:   614.517.2331

 Our Goal is to Reach...Preach...and Teach

 

 

Today's message is on what we leave behind. So many people today consider the wealth they amass to be the way to measure their success. Unfortunately they are speaking in terms of material gain and financial worth.  Here is a short example as to why this is of little worth.
    Two elderly gents met up on the way to the funeral of one of their longtime buddies. The deceased was thought to have accumulated much wealth. On the way to the cemetery, one old fellow asked the other, "How much did he leave?" The other old fellow replied, "All of it."
    You see, we are not judged by Our Father, by what we have on the outside, but WHO we have inside us. If we do not have a part of Our God in us, we lack the ability to enter Heaven. The Plan of Salvation is not just an idea, or suggestion for life on earth. But rather our ticket to enter Heaven. A bird cannot fly without wings. A fish cannot swim without fins. And you cannot enter Heaven without accepting Our Savior Jesus Christ. This is a fact! I know many think that there will be many chances to "get right" later. But that is not scripture! That is NOT the way it works at all.
 
 Luke 9 :59 He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."60Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." 61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family." 62Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." 
 
 Luke 13 :22Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them, 24"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.'   "But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.' 26"Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'  27"But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!' 
 
 
Let me show you another example of what I am speaking of. If you invite me to dinner tonight, and I decline, does that mean I can just show up to any dinner without another invitation? God puts this on your heart for a moment. When He does, The Adversary tries to prevent us from accepting it. The Adversary knows when we put it off, he is winning, as you are serving him. He fools us into believing a false doctrine. Being around Christians and listening to them no more makes you a Christian, than being around a Police station talking to police will make you a cop. There are steps you MUST make!
 
 Revelation 315I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. 20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. 21To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."   
 
 John 3 :16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.[b] 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
Footnotes:
a) John 3:16 Or his only begotten Son
b) John 3:18 Or God's only begotten Son
Please understand this, SalvationFirst Ministries does not send out many messages like this. In fact, this is our first to ask people to accept Christ as their Savior. In the past, we have assumed you have already done so, as you are already a member of Our SalvationFirst Family...  But I have been lead to send this message by Our Father.  If this message was for you, please reply to us.  If it was for you to forward, then please do so with Our Heavenly Fathers blessings. We do make a special page for those that accept Christ as their Savior, by way of this Ministry. Write us for more information. (It is a FREE private page that no one else can see, unless you forward the page address to them, and include  the password)  I wish you all a very blessed week.
 
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 ~ ~ SalvationFirst Ministries  ~ ~  
 Proud to be Non-Denominational

 
Sharing the Word of God... World-Wide 
   www.SalvationFirst.com 

Ohio Phone: 614.388.9977   Georgia Phone: 706.505.2896 
Message Line:   614.517.2331

 Our Goal is to Reach...Preach...and Teach  

This week's message is special, as it comes in the form of a prayer to Our Father. One reason SalvationFirst is so blessed, is we cater to His Message. We have grown so big in the past few months, that I am in awe. Some of you are founding members, some are new, however we ALL are HIS CHILDREN. Please note this prayer  goes out to all Our Members, as well as being posted to our web site. I will not ask you to forward it, however please feel free to send it to those that need this prayer. It will also be posted to the SalvationFirst PrayerWheel.
 
Heavenly Father,
As I start this day, I pray I start it with You in my heart. Father, as I go out into this world today, I pray that the Spirit of You will always be present within me.
 
So in the power of Your Holy Spirit, I put on The Armor of God. Thank You Father, for providing me with such an awesome wardrobe
 
First I place on the Helmet of Salvation,
To protect my thoughts and to allow me to defeat the attacks Satan may place on me during the day. I know my mind has had thoughts that did not come from You Father. Please allow this helmet to protect my mind from these seeds of deception, The Adversary will try to plant. Let the helmet guard my eyes Father, as I seek only to see what is right. Father allow it to protect my mouth, and allow the words that come from it, to be words that bring Honor to You. Father, I pray this Helmet of Salvation, will also protect my ears, as they are meant to hear Your words, and not to be doorways to my heart for The Adversary to gain access.
 
Father, to keep my heart and my emotions safe, I ask for The Breastplate of Righteousness. I pray The Truth will control me Father, As I know, Your Spirit is The Way, The Truth, and The Light. Father, I pray that my FREEWILL, will be controlled by Your Spirit, and not by any deceptions placed on me by The Adversary. I ask my heart be protected from all that seek to destroy me, and my family.
 
Father, Just as a belt goes around me completely, I ask Your Word and Your Promises to  be  wrapped around me completely. I ask for Your promises to cover my health, and all prayer requests made in Your Son and Our Savior's name, be answered.
 
Father, I pray that my steps be lead by the Sandals of Peace, May they keep me in YOUR pathway. I pray they always carry me towards a destination that is proper for a child of Yours to be associated with. May I always stand firm in and on Your Word.
 
Father, I ask for The Shield of Faith, to protect me from any arrows and darts The Adversary and his band of demons may launch against me. Father, I pray I always have the confidence to stand toe to toe against Satan, knowing We will always win any battle for my soul.
 
I ask for The Sword of Your Spirit, Your Word Father, to always be there to lead, guide and direct me. To always be there to empower my life. Father I pray this Sword will always be available to me to share with others, as we must deflect the attacks bought on by Satan. Father,... Satan comes at us in many forms, the most detrimental is perhaps as "A Deceptive  Angel of Light". Father, I thank You for always allowing me The Word, to make sure all I say and do, can be "scripture checked".
 
Father, I know I will not completely defeat The Adversary, in this war he has placed on me. As every time We win one battle, he attacks us with a new one. Father, I do thank You for never allowing Satan to defeat me in ANY battle. I know one day this war will be over, and Our Savior will fight and win  "The Last Battle."
 
Father, I thank You For allowing me to serve You through SalvationFirst Ministries. I pray we will always share this with all that need to know You Father. I thank You for allowing me to serve Your children and my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. I pray this all in the name of Your Son, our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, AMEN

In Service to Our Heavenly Father,
And Our Savior Jesus Christ.
Pastor Mark to many,
Brother Mark to all
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 Proud to be Non-Denominational

 
Sharing the Word of God... World-Wide 
   www.SalvationFirst.com 

Ohio Phone: 614.388.9977   Georgia Phone: 706.505.2896
Message Line:   614.517.2331

 Our Goal is to Reach...Preach...and Teach
 
     Happy Fathers Day

 Today we take time to thank our fathers for being great dads. As most men have the right to claim they are the head of their house, we should always remember Our Heavenly Father is THE TRUE HEAD of all his children. He shows us how to be THE  PERFECT  FATHER.  Jesus Christ also taught us how to be THE  PERFECT  SON. This was shown to us by example. We have perfect role models to follow. We are taught to use them (The lessons taught to us by The Word of God) to teach our own children the paths they should take in life. Many my condemn others for celebrating this day, stating it as "a pagan holiday", however we are judged by what is in our hearts, not by the emotions of man. 

Many earthly fathers know that all our children are different from each other, yet our love for them, is equal. We tend to protect our weaker children more than the "stronger" children. But this is also a Christian virtue. (Romans 14:1) 1Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. We all have different ways of looking at and dealing with problems. We all have had different experiences that cause us to be unique. However, ALL of God's Children, belong to the same Holy Family! We are taught a house divided will fall. (Romans 16:17-19)  17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. 19Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.Let us not allow The Adversary to cause any part of the House of God to stumble. (Romans 14: 13) 13Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way.

We state on our header we are " Proud to be Non-Denominational " This is because the term denomination refers to dividing us all up into different sects. WE ARE ALL CHRISTIANS, AND SHOULD NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO DIVIDE US. Members of SalvationFirst are ALL "Born again, children of God, washed in the blood of Jesus" PERIOD  We do not place question marks where Our Father places a period. Please also understand, I have given all my children different names. Each is a little different in the way they think... I think this is the way we should look at what we call denomination... But let us all carry the last name CHRISTIAN.

 
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~ ~ SalvationFirst Ministries  ~ ~  
 Proud to be Non-Denominational

 
Sharing the Word of God... World-Wide 
   www.SalvationFirst.com 

Ohio Phone: 614.388.9977   Georgia Phone: 706.505.2896
Message Line:   614.517.2331

 Our Goal is to Reach...Preach...and Teach

 
Growing Wiser
 
There was a time in my life I thought I had many friends... Then I grew older and wiser. People like to make you think they are your friends, so they can learn as much about you as possible. Then they try to use this knowledge to try to control you. They feel like they must control your life, as they lack so much control in their own life. Do people really need "friends" like this? I believe this is where the expression "With friends like this, who needs enemies" comes from.
 
It is reassuring to know we have a Father that is beyond all this. The scriptures tell me I am the "apple of His eye". He tells me NOT to be a gossip, or to spread falsehoods. I am told to be a witness, not a judge. Jesus stated what ever I ask Our Father for in His Name, it will be done! Do you have any idea the power Jesus has entrusted to us?
 
Our Heavenly  Father places many "Boulders" in my life. Some to make me stronger, and some to see if I will come to Him and ask for His strength to help move them. I know, that regardless of the situation or circumstance, the "Boulder"  has always been moved!
 
May Our Father be with you always,
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~ ~ SalvationFirst Ministries  ~ ~  
 Proud to be Non-Denominational

 
Sharing the Word of God... World-Wide 
   www.SalvationFirst.com 

Ohio Phone: 614.388.9977   Georgia Phone: 706.505.2896
Message Line:   614.517.2331

 Our Goal is to Reach...Preach...and Teach

Our Heavenly Father, The Provider.

How many times have your children performed what they thought difficult task, that you were in the background , making sure they had everything they needed, to be successful in the attempt. Many times Our Father does this, for His children.

We all have heard the expression, "He would not bring us to it, if He was not going to bring us through it."  Many have heard it, and many have said it.... how many LIVE it? How many people keep their faith the way Job did? How many have this kind of faith that Our Father would allow Satan to tempt us to give up? Job was allowed to be tempted, because God KNEW Job would pass all tests of faith. God KNOWS His children! He also knows who is NOT His children.

I do not worry about stumbling and falling, because I know any stumbling block Satan puts in my path is there to make me stronger. If I fall, Our Father is there to pick me up. But He waits for me to ask to be picked up! Do we pick up our own children every time they fall? No, we see if they will get up on their own first, then we see if they need our assistance. Nothing can be placed in my life by Satan, without Our Father giving His permission first.  Satan needed God's permission to tempt Job. (JOB 1:6-12 )

 

 

Our Father always provides us with the strength to move the "stumbling blocks" placed in our paths. BUT WE MUST ASK!  Why was Peter asked THREE times by Jesus, "Do you love me?"  Actions speak louder than words do. SHOW me you love me! Man is quick to utter words, but to really PROVE it takes ACTION. Did Peter's actions prove he loved Jesus? Peter was asked three times do you love me, Yet he also denied Christ three times before the rooster crowed.

If you are God's child, then God knows you as HIS. Satan does not need to try to turn away everyone from God, as some people already belong to Satan. Prove to everyone who YOU belong to...   But mostly, prove it to Our Father that you love Him. He showed His love to you by giving His most loved possession to be crucified... Romans 8:31-32    
 

 

 

 

The  Nature  of Jehovah Jireh revealed  GENESIS 22:14 (KJV)
 

Abraham's  faith was shown in verse 22: 5 and again in verse 8
First, he tells his servants THEY will return, and the reason THEY will return is explained in verse 8. He had total faith God was going to have him and his son return somehow. It was his total faith in God that had him righteous. He had both Faith and works.
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Job's First Test

 6 One day the angels [a] came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan [b] also came with them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."  8 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."  9 "Does Job fear God for nothing?" Satan replied. 10 "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face." 12 The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger." Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

Footnotes:

  1. Job 1:6 Hebrew the sons of God
  2. Job 1:6 Satan means accuser

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