Freedom of Speech Is Dead Today

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This morning I awoke pondering the condition of our Country.  I wrote this poem with this heavy sadness weighing on my mind.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS DEAD TODAY!
If some don’t agree with you, they must get out of your way
What some have to say, others don’t like
They shout, move over, take a hike
If you disagree & say it’s not right
They label you a White Fascist Supremacist Christian Nazi type
Some are full of hate
Death to any opposition is fate
Those tearing down the past
They are taking the wrong path
Leaders Cowering is the background
Instead of standing their ground
One side calls for death to cops
Hey why not, without them who can stop
Some leaders call for murder
When called out they cry & murmur
Just one person kicked God out of schools
Now our children know no Godly rules
They are like young saplings bending to & fro
Whatever the gang says, is the way to go
They believe right is wrong & bad is good
Let’s all wear little black hoods
Satan is taking all he can devour
Stand up Christians don’t let him take ours
The bible warned of these times
Surly it’s not much longer before JESUS’ arrival time

–Deborah L. Gladwelll–
August 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

Were Islam Came From

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The bible tells us that Abraham (Abram) was fretting because he had no heirs.  He was to the point where he was going to name Eliezer (a trusted servant) as his heir, but God tells him no, I will provide you a heir of your own.  God tells Abram “Genesis 15:5b (KJV) Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.”  When promising Abram a heir, God was talking about Isaac; however he also had another son, Ishmael which you will see later that God also makes a promise to.  Between the Ishmael and Isaac, Abraham had more children than even he could imagine.

Even though God promised Abram a heir, time went by and nothing happened.  He eventually listened to his wife Sarah who told him that God hadn’t fulfilled his promise of an heir through her.  She told him to take her handmaid (Hagar) as an wife and she would bare him an heir.  Now, something we all should know is; God is in control, not us. His timing is different than ours.  If God promises something, NEVER, EVER take things into your own hands.  You will mess it up every time.

Hagar becomes impregnated by Abram and she feels superior over Sarai. Genesis 16:5 (KJV) And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee.

Abram true love was Sarai.  He tells her that Hagar was her handmaid to do as she pleased with her.  Sarai treats Hagar harshly and Hagar runs away. God sends an angel to Hagar. Genesis 16:7-10 (KJV) And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.  Let’s pause here for a minute, remember I said between Isaac and Ishmael; Abraham would have more descendants than he ever imagined.  Another thing we should notice is; the angel tells Hagar she should submit to Sarah.  I believe the reason for telling her to submit is, Sarah’s son was God’s chosen heir not Ishmael.

The angel also tells Hagar to name her son Ishmael. What the angel says next is not only interesting, but true even today, Genesis 16:12 (KJV)  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Please read carefully this covenant (promise) God makes Abraham, Genesis 17:3-8 (KJV) And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nationsNeither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made theeAnd I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of theeAnd I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after theeAnd I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. Please note that God said he was making a promise to Abraham to make him a father of many nations & that kings (plural) shall come from him. He also said He was making a everlasting promise to be their God.

God tells us in 17:19 exactly which son He is making an heir & an everlasting covenant with; Genesis 17:19(KJV) And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

Now as for Ishmael, Abraham pleas with God in verse 18 to let Ishmael live.  God grants him his request; Genesis 17;20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation (a great nation is singular).

Genesis 21:9-11 tells us that Sarah saw Ishmael mocking Isaac.  She approaches Abraham to cast Ishmael out.  Genesis 21:12 (KJV) And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be calledMany people think this is heartless, but not the case. God let’s Ishmael live and even blesses him.  However, this is where sin comes in to play.  Abraham & Sarah sinned by not believing God would fulfill His promise to them to give them a son.  They took things into their own hands, by impregnating Hagar. The father’s sin was laid upon the product of his sin; Ishmael.

In Genesis 25 we see that Abraham not only sends Ishmael away, but also sons (plural) of his concubines.  They settle in the east (read verse 18 for exact description of where-Central and Northern Arabia) and become known as Arabs. Genesis 25:6, 12-15(KJV) But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country…12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham: 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 14 And Mishma, and Dumahand Massa, 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: The Islam prophet  Muhammad, is believed to be from the lineage of Nebaioth, Ishmael’s first son.

In conclusion, it is believed that Islam is the product of Abraham’s disobedience, carried through the lineage of Ishmael.

 

 

The Lord Today We Would Crucify

I wrote this poem this morning after much sorrow over yesterday and have concluded, It is true we would crucify Jesus or anyone who stands in our way.

Aug 12th will be remembered as, the day freedom of speech was taken away. It doesn’t matter if we agree or disagree with the message, it was a legal permitted protest which was intentionally incited by a non-legal non-permitted protest.

Just before Jesus was crucified, Pilate gave the people a choice to set him free or not. They cried crucify him, crucify him. We think oh, how wicked those people were. Today we have people boldly crying “murder our President.” Are we any different then the ones who crucified Jesus?

The Lord Today We Would Crucify

In this world of me, myself & I
The Lord today we would crucify
We blame everyone but ourselves for our shame
Our Country has become insane
We didn’t get this way overnight
But from many years, when Satan we didnot fight
We let one take God out of schools
Now many Satan rules
We are offended everyday
By golly someone got to pay
Instead of looking at our history as a lesson
We use it as a reason for aggression
We label those who don’t agree “Hate”
If you don’t go with the flow can’t grantee your fate
People I fear the end is near
Because only ourselves do we hold dear
Everyone wants what someone else has got
Our morals have gone to pot
It is never too late to turn things around
But it will never happen if in us the love of Jesus isn’t found
I beg each to get on your knees
Because God is what our Country needs

–Debbie Thompson Gladwell–
August 13, 2017

Jesus-Forty Shades of Beautiful!

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Some are attracted by the superficial outward beauty of a person.  We should however be attracted by the inter beauty of the soul and not persuaded by our lustful eyes.  Some people just shine from the inside out.  This is what I call true beauty.

Did you know that Jesus was not a handsome man as pictures often reflect.  He was very ordinary in looks. Pay special attention to verse 2;  Isaiah 53:1-2(KJV) Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 

Jesus was God’s son, So why wasn’t he incredibly handsome as Satan was made?  Please pay attention to Isaiah 53:2 again.  He wasn’t made beautiful so we would not lustfully desire him.  He was made ordinary so we could see God through him and not be distracted by his looks.  When we accept Jesus as our Savior we are not deluded by good looks. When we see Jesus we see his great love and goodness.

There is a movie, that I have never had the desire to see, “Fifty Shades of Grey”.  I think a movie about Jesus called “Forty Shades of Beautiful”,  would be a much greater movie, should anyone ever write and produce.

There are many, many beautiful things about Jesus, but let’s look at 40!

JESUS 40 SHADES OF BEAUTIFUL

1.  He is God’s SonMatthew 16:15-16 (KJV)  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

2.  He is God & man; John 20:28 (KJV) And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

3.  He is the Messiah; John 4:25-26 (KJV)  The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

4.  Helps sinners; Luke 5:32 (KJV) I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

5.  Servant;  Mark 10:45 (KJV)  For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

6.  Loved us so much he died for us;  John 15:13 (KJV)  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

7.  He is still alive:  Revelation 1:18 (KJV)  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

8. Forgiving; Luke 23:34a(KJV)  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

9.  A man of prayer; Luke 5:16 (KJV) And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

10.  Authority to forgive sins:  Mark 2:9-10 (KJV)  Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? 10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)

11.  Authority over death; John 11:43-45 (KJV)  And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. 45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

12.  Power to give eternal life: John 10:27-28 KJV)  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

13.  Healed the sick; Luke 5:13 (KJV)  And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

14. He taught with authority; Matthew 7:29 (KJV)  For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

15.  He was compassionate; Mark 1:41 (KJV)  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

16.  He felt sorrow; Matthew 26:38 (KJV)  Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

17.  He was always obedient to God;  Luke 22:42 (KJV)  Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

18.  Faithful: Hebrews 2:17 (KJV)  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

19.  Wise:  Luke 2:52 (KJV) And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

20.  Humble: John 6:38(KJV) For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

21.   Glory:  1 Corinthians 2:8 (KJV) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

22.  Messenger:  Malachi 3:1(KJV) Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts

23.  Prophet: Matthew 21:11(KJV) And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

24.  Builder:  Mark 6:3a(KJV)  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon?

25.  Anointed by God: Acts 4:27 (KJV) For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

26.  Perfect:  Hebrews 5:9(KJV)  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

27.  Holy:  Acts 3:14 (KJV)  But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

28.  Leader:  Isaiah 55:4 (KJV)  Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

29.  Commander:   Isaiah 55:4 (KJV)  Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

30.  He is Royalty:  Revelation 17:14 (KJV)  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

31.  Meek:  Matthew 11:29 (KJV) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

32.  He was a witness:  Isaiah 55:4 (KJV) Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

33.  He was just:  Acts 7:52 (KJV)  Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

34.  Honest:  1 Peter 2:22 (KJV)  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

35.  Comforter:  John 14:16(KJV) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

36.  Helper:  Hebrews 13:6 (KJV)  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

37.  Example for us:  John 13:15(KJV)  For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

38.  He is Hope:  1 Timothy 1:1(KJV) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

39.  He is Peace:  Ephesians 2:14 (KJV)  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

40.  He is everything:  Colossians 3:11(KJV)  Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

Take time and meditate on these qualities of Jesus.  Save this & re-read until his majesty fully sinks in. There is not one of us that can claim everyone of these qualities.

Let me know if this blog has this helped you in anyway.  What are your thoughts? Your interaction would be appreciated.

Are You A Deadbeat Christian?

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As a Christian are you a deadbeat;
with no joy in your life, a picture of defeat?

 Do you think life is unfair,
and cry because you didn’t get an even share?

 Are you backsliding,
on everything from prayer to tithing?

 Are you focusing on God above,
or find that only yourself you love? 

Than Christian this I must say;
get on your knees and pray.

 In order for a true revival to start,
it must happen first in your own heart.

 Than when you tell others about God’s saving grace,
they will see sincerity and joy on your face.

 

                                      –Deborah L. Gladwell
                                                    11/08/07

 

Is Prayer for Leaders Wrong 

People are under the impression that if you didn’t vote for or you don’t like your leaders, then it’s wrong to pray for them. They even believe that those who do pray for them are sac-religious. I didn’t realize how many confused people there are in our country until Franklin Graham had a tweet to pray for our leaders.  Some of the comments were way out of line.

I’m going to tell you why you might think you shouldn’t pray for leaders and show you why you should. If you really want to know, read the whole blog, then form your opinion.

WHY SOME MIGHT NOT PRAY FOR LEADERS
People who are in this anti-praying category could have one or more of the following things missing in their spiritual life:

  • Maybe they haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior
  • They are backsliding Christians
  • They took fire insurance but don’t want to read the manual
    What I mean by this is they don’t want to go to hell, so they decided to get saved.
    The manual being the bible, they don’t read it & they don’t want to read it.  They only
    care about themselves  and choose to be deadbeat 
    Christians
  • They have hardened their hearts
  • Their Political Party is their God (study idols sometime)

 

WHY WE SHOULD PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS

  • God demands we do
    1 Timothy 2:1-2(KJV) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
  • For peace in our Country & our lives
    Sometimes in the bible and in our present time, due to sin etc, God let’s us be captives.  He also tells us as captives we should pray for what is best for where he placed us & peace will be upon where we are placed and us!  Jeremiah 29:7 (KJV) And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
  • For their salvation
    1 Timothy 2:3-4 (KJV)  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
     Yes, God wants even that leader you hate to get saved, and so shouldn’t you!
  • God appoints leaders & Ordains them (according to our Countries spiritual conditions)

    Daniel 2:21 (KJV) And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding
    Romans 13:1 (KJV)  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

  • God promises to heal our land
    2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

I’ll quit on an important note to remember.  You never pray for harm or death on a leader. You can pray for mercy on your country & your people.  You can pray for wisdom and understanding for our leaders, but never harm or death.  God is in control, He hears our prayers.  He is the judge, not you & not me.  The Bible clearly states God can turn our leaders hearts any way needed, but He won’t do this folks if you don’t pray.  Proverbs 21:1 (KJV)  The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

So, in conclusion, we should pray for our leaders, because this is commanded by God.