How Can We Hope for Dignity to Be Restored?

‘Repent now everyone of his evil way and his evil doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord has given to you and your fathers forever and ever. 6 Do not go after other gods to serve them and worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands; and I will not harm you.’ 7 Yet you have not listened to Me,” says the Lord, “that you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt. Jeremiah 25:4-7 (NKJV)

God pleaded with the Jewish people to not turn their backs upon Him. He pleaded that they not worship other Gods; yet, they would not listen. He sent many prophets to warn them. Indeed, the northern tribes had been taken captive; yet, the people would not listen. In the midst of all the warnings, there did arise a King. King Josiah lead the people into revival that lead the tribe of Judah into a time of prosperity that lasted throughout his lifetime. After his death the people once more turned to idolatry and were taken captive by the Babylonians. God is a God of love; but, He is also a God of Righteousness. We are given a choice. We may follow that which is Godly or we may chase after our own foolish earthly desires. He has honored us with the right to choose; yet, if we choose to turn our backs on God, we choose to be separated from His Goodness, Kindness, and Glory as well. Continue reading How Can We Hope for Dignity to Be Restored?

Why Is This Election So Important for The World?

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8


Though I normally am very much a home body and somewhat of a loner most of the time; last night I had several choices of where to go. I could go to a very fine restaurant as a guest while being wined and dined about new research. Or as my original plan had been, I could drive 2 hours to hear one of my favorite pastors speak for which I had reserved my place. The third choice I learned of late in the course of things was to go to the local theatre to join with millions of Christians across the nation in one large prayer and worship service called “Revive Us”. In the end, I chose the third. As I entered all alone: well I not really alone for God is always with me. The theater began to fill with people; yet, for quite some time no one had sat down beside me. Then, suddenly three women sat to my right. The service was inspiring, uplifting and beautiful. Little did I know all of what God was doing until the end. At that time, these dear Christian ladies and I began to talk. We were the last to leave and I knew “God had done it again.” I had just met three beautiful sisters in Christ and our bond was quick, sudden as though; we had known each other for a lifetime. They all were writers.

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How to Find the Courage to Finish the Race

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Falsely accused, condemned, all alone in a dark dungeon; Paul wrote this final letter to a young preacher whom he longed to see. Paul knew that soon he would be executed for preaching the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Betrayed by many friends and forsaken by the very people whom he was trying to save by telling the truth. How does one finish the course and stand for truth when everything and everyone is attacking you from every side?

So, many dear Christians around the world are faced with this dilemma every day. Their reality is that they could lose their life for standing up for the truth of the gospel. Do I have that kind of courage to speak truth? Or would I wish to hide and speak truth only when it is convenient? There comes a time when each of us must consider, stand up and fight for truth. We must stand on the side of Christ even if that means we are attacked from every side. Continue reading How to Find the Courage to Finish the Race

A Desperate Cry for Truth to Heal This Land

A Desperate Cry for Truth to Heal This Land

by Effie Darlene Barba


I felt the anguish cutting deep

It pierced my heart and soul

The tossing, turning restless sleep

Was taking now it’s toll


The lies, corruption circling around

This country once was free

Now chained, the evil words abound

The truth we cannot see


Complacent to be so correct

In silence I had stood

My Christian duty did neglect

I hid beneath this hood


Oh wretched heart, I was to blame

Allowing this to be

Now buried in my sinful shame

I turned to look to Thee


Oh, Lord, please come and hear my cry

I fall here at your feet

As darkness draws, the end is nigh

I must not accept defeat


I heard Your voice, “stand up my child

Together we shall fight

Our spirits, hearts are reconciled

Your sin cast far from sight”


Arise in Grace, my precious one

The truth I have revealed

In Jesus Christ my precious Son

In Him your heart is sealed


I hear the cries for your dear land

So, trust me when I say

Revival is what I’ll command

And Truth shall find its way

I recently read this blog by Ravi Zacharias and wanted to share these words; please go and read the entire blog yourself.

Listening to the blistering political rhetoric, I am asked all over the world, “What has happened in America?” The question should go deeper. Whatever happened to the American soul? We are truly at the cliff’s precipitous edge and the fall could be long and deadly. Why? We have a deep crisis of the soul that is killing us morally and we have no recourse. We have no recourse because the only cure has been disparaged and mocked by the elite and the powerful…….We are sliding into the future with evil stalking us but no morality, no truth, and no reason to guide us. America may be flirting with a self-inflicted mortal wound. Or it could well be a killing that is designed by a postmodern ideology masquerading as political correctness. When liberalism, whose legitimate child is relativism, has played itself out it will be a Pyrrhic victory to find ourselves in the hands of those whose identity is no longer in doubt. And when they are in control, the very means they used to hide their identity will be silenced as well. They will preside over the last rites of politically correct enforcers and a “free press” that abused freedom and celebrated the lie ‘til they themselves were silenced, buried by the truth they never wanted to expose. There always has been, and is now more than ever, only one hope for rescue. If we abide in God’s truth revealed in his Son, then we shall know the truth and the truth will set us free. -excerpts from The Soul of America by Ravi Zacharias.

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What Is the Most Urgent Commission in This World?

I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at[a]His appearing and His kingdom:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:1-5 (NKJV)


What should be the most urgent thing that we do? Should our major pursuit be that of discovering comfort, joy, power and prestige in this life as we live it? Or should there be a greater purpose? Paul was in a dark, dungeon writing this his last letter to his protégé. He loved Timothy like a son and now urges him to preach the word when it seems expedient and when it does not. He urges Timothy to keep his eyes focused on eternity. One day the Lord Jesus Christ will return as final Judge! Just as certain that Jesus came, died upon the cross and rose again on the third day; He will return to establish His kingdom. He pleaded, “Timothy, my dear son, keep this in mind as you meet people along your life’s journey. Eternity hangs in the balance for their soul. This entire life that we are given is but a split second compared to eternity. This is far more important than your comfort or your desires. Yes, many will not listen. Many will call you a fool. You will endure hardship and affliction along this path, just as I have and perhaps, even worse; but, you must press on to do your work as an evangelist! You must march on to fulfill your ministry with a sense of urgency!!”

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