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Post by izzyfalcon » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:45 pm

“TO-YOU,…MY,…NEIGHBORS!”…

Friends, ironically,…today; we live in a world, that assumes God, (Jehovah, His Glorious-Name); is the Father, of everyone!...

And, that all men-and-women,…are brothers-and-sisters, (spiritually-speaking).

We hear this, in the clichés,…”The Fatherhood of God”. And, in the commonly uttered phrase of,…”The Brotherhood of Man!”…

But, nowhere,…does Scripture, say-that; all men are our, brothers. It does say, (however); that all men, are our,…neighbors!...

There is a restricted sense, in which God,…is the Father; of all men. As the Giver-and-Sustainer, of life itself. But, nothing in our Bible,…indicates that, an individual; may approach God, in a familiar sense!...

The only exception, is when that person has been adopted,…into God’s-Family; having expressed, (openly-and-publicly), a saving-faith in the atoning-blood,…shed: by Jesus-of-Nazareth!...

And, has surrendered his-or-her,…lifestyle; over to Christ’s-Lordship!... Does Jesus, rule over you, (dear-reader and friends)?... Oh’, how I pray,…so!... Amen.

Then, and only then,…is one, afforded; the privilege of calling God,…”Our-Father!”…

Yes, these very same,…are called; children of God!...(read, John 1:12). Folks, calling God,…”Father”; without the proper credentials-of-son-ship, is an act of extreme,…presumption-and-arrogance!...

The Fatherhood of God, cannot be taken for granted,…by anyone; Jesus, is the One,…person; with the right-to-address God, in this way. Yes, Jesus has always existed, (even before, our own beginnings); in a unique relationship, with His own God,…and: Father-in-Heaven!...

(please read, John 8:39-40, 44)…

If there is a universal Fatherhood-and-Brotherhood, in any sense,…what-so-ever; it would have to be, in the context of Jesus’ discussion,…with the Pharisees!...

Only, by ancestral association,…could we possibly; be considered as being, off-springs of our living-God!... But, truly,…it is; according to our works!... There’s a clear distinction, between the children of God,…and; the children of the Devil…Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:10 pm

“STOP-RESISTING,…HIS-SOVEREIGNTY!”…

Friends, Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Excellent-Name); is the Heavenly-One!...

We, (Jesus-Faithful-Followers); are of the Earth. Henceforth, known as Earthly!...

He and His Son, are perfect. We, are not!... The sacredness of our living-God, demands that,…He, be treated; as Holy!...(yes, the set-apart One)…

Our Creator, is jealous for His,…Honor!... He, does not plead,…for respect; and we, (the believer), must never make the mistake of approaching,…our Sovereign-God: in a casual manner!...

The Son’s request, so-stated in the,…”Lord’s-Prayer”; is that we keep, His Father’s-Name,…Hallowed!... In the Old-Testament, God’s chosen purpose for the Israelites,…was to; set them apart, from other common-place-cultures,…of antiquity!...

Was it, for their own,…honor?... No!... It was, for God’s own,…Honor; and Good-Name-Sake!... Yet, even today,…we find that; honor-and-prestige, is given to our various organizations,…of higher-learning; to our countless, denominational groups, (within the Christian arena); to our individual modes-of-worship, but not enough,…to God: alone!...

Please read, (Ezekiel 36:22)…

What a shift, we have taken. Ours, is a matchless privilege of showing forth,…the very greatness; of our Maker!... Yet, in vain,…our efforts, have become; utterly meaningless, because we don’t honor enough,…God’s own: Holy-Name!...

Folks, today,…a frightening lack-of-fear; prevails in our world, with regards to the very things,…of God!...

His Name, has always been an expression of,…who-He-is!... We are the image-bearers, of our Creator!... And, wherever He is not,…respected; all of us, inevitably suffer,…loss: as a direct consequence.

One central message, in our Bible,…is this; “The-Kingdom-of-God!”...

It was the main thrust, of Jesus’-Teaching!... This Kingdom concept, is difficult for us,…to understand. Ours, is a democracy. Where, the mere idea of a monarchy,…is repugnant!...

We are heirs, of the revolutionaries,…who proclaimed; “We will serve, no sovereign,…here!”…

America, our nation was built on a resistance to,…Sovereignty!... We’ve fought, many battles and entire wars,…so-that; we would be, delivered as freed,…from any: Sovereign-Rule!...

It’s a reality, of which only a few,…truly-acknowledge. I pray, that,…”You stop resisting, this Divine-Sovereignty,…which emanates from both; Father-and-Son!”… Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:00 pm

“TO-YOU,…PEOPLE-ON-EARTH!”…

Friends, rebellion against Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Precious-Name); and His Authority, is nothing new or unique,…to our present-day: nor to our Western-Cultures!...(read, Psalm 2:2-3).

And, what is God’s response to this uprising?... Answer: He laughs, as He holds us,…in derision!...(read, Psalm 2:4).

But, God is not amused for long. He speaks to us, in His wrath. And, terrifies the unbeliever,…in His; all-out, Fury!...(verses, 5-6)…

Our Creator, controls the powers-that-be. Just take a good look around you. Don’t think for one moment, that all these recent earthquakes,…volcanic eruptions, (globally); these horrendous forest-fires and great, localized floods, (Nationally): are mere coincidence!...

That’s-right!... Ignorant fools, we’ve been.

Although our Heavenly-Father, has already Anointed His Son, (Jesus-of-Nazareth); millions, still refuse to submit. Blessed are those, who take refuge in God’s-Divine-Declarations!...

Tell me, (dear-reader and friends); how many of us, (Jesus’-Faithful-Followers); are truly-praying, for the manifestation of Christ’s-Reign,…emerging from: inside His Father’s-Kingdom?... If indeed, this is our daily-prayer,…then, it is also; our responsibility to demonstrate, our allegiance,…to: the only, true,…Son-of-God!...

No one, should have to be guessing,…as to whom; we are exalting!... Yes, we are those,…who-pray; for Obedience, to the very will,…of God!...

Yes, instructions made plain to us,…by way; of His Commandments!... If we claim, to be people of God,…we must Obey; His Mandates!...

“Your will, be Done!”…

The very Angels, in God’s own courts,…do what, our Father; says-and-desires. Yet, His people on Earth,…do not!... Our living-God, is the Covenant-Maker!... We on Earth, have become covenant-breakers. Frequently colliding with the will, of our Father-in-Heaven!...

Obedience to God’s will, was the Son’s set-forth,…priority. Yet, we continue to dishonor our Creator,…coming forth and rushing into; His presence, arrogantly,…with: our petty-requests. Forgetting altogether, whom,…we-are-addressing!...

Who of us, is exalting with adoration, (and not, with repetitive-incantations; memorized since, days-of-old)?... Folks, only after God has been rightly,…honored; adored and exalted, do the subsequent petitions,…of His chosen-and-destined people: assume their proper-place!...

Remember, always,…that, we worship a God; of much,…”Law-n-Order!”…

Yes, a place for everything. And, everything in its,…proper-place!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:14 pm

“INSIDE,…THIS,…KINDGOM!”…

Friends, Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Glorious-Name); provides for His own, chosen-and-destined people!...

He provides our necessities. But, not always,…the niceties!...

Many of us, have stopped thanking Him,…for His provisions; grumbling instead. Then, we wonder why,…we remain, oppressed; filled with many hardships, torturing ourselves inside these,…self-imposed-prisons: of pride!...

Folks, one of the things which betrays,…our fallen-condition; is the notion-that, we are self-made. Yes, we tend to take credit for the bounty,…of our own, goods. We forget, too-often,…the Real-Source; of all our provisions!...

Let us, also remember that,…we, (Jesus-Faithful-Followers); shall ultimately be Judged, according to how we have,…measured, others. Since, we are Saved-by-Grace,…what better evidence; could there be?... Than to offer, to others,…the same grace; we ourselves, have freely received!...

And, if such grace,…is not conspicuous, in our personal lives; we may want to question, the genuineness of our own,…alleged conversion. We must take, our Creator,…seriously; on this issue.

Dear-reader and friends, since our living-God,…is of infinite Honor, Majesty-and-Holiness; the slightest sin, is of infinite consequence. Yes, we are debtors,…who; cannot pay. Yet, we’ve been released from that threat of,…an-eternal-damnation!...

Another important point, for you,…to consider here. Our act-of-forgiveness, has no real-merit. We, cannot commend ourselves to God,…claiming forgiveness; merely because, we have shown the same,…to: someone else!...

Our forgiveness, in no-way,…obligates God; toward us!...(read, Luke 17:10).

There is, no merit even in the best of,…our; “good-works!”… Yes, that’s-right!... We are, but,…unworthy servants; only doing, what is our,…duty. We deserve nothing, for our Obedience!... Because, Obedience, (even to the point, of perfection); is the minimal requirement, of any citizen,…who desires, to reside: (“INSIDE,…THIS,…KINGDOM”),…of God!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:30 pm

“FORGIVEN-PEOPLE,…FORGIVE-OTHERS!”…

We are those, (Jesus-Faithful-Followers); who only strive, to do the very things,…which, Almighty-God: expects of us, daily!...

Our Obedience, never qualifies as service. Yes, willingly we go,…”Above-and-Beyond, this call of Duty!”…

We are all, sinners. And, most grievously,…so!... Therefore, we prostrate ourselves,…before our Creator, (Jehovah, His Precious-Name); and plead for His, ultimate forgiveness. Our position, with His Son, (Jesus-of-Nazareth); tends to dangle precariously, if we do not extend forgiveness,…unto: others!...

Bottom-line, is this: (“FORGIVEN-PEOPLE,…FORGIVE-OTHERS”)!...

We dare not, claim to be possessors of Christ’s-Character,…to later, fail; in exhibiting His lifestyle, His demeanor, His personality and,…exemplary-Obedience: unto serving the Father’s will…

Yes, we are those,…”Mirrors-of-Grace!”…

Only reflecting, what-we-ourselves have freely,…received. The Body-of-Christ, (with its many-members); are a group of people, who live daily,…in the context of: Forgiveness!...

What distinguishes us, is the fact that,…we are; forgiven sinners. We pray every day, for the forgiveness of our,…sins. We do it, because God,…commands it…(read, 1st John 1:9).

The one-mark of a true-Christian, is his-or-her continual asking for,…forgiveness. Yes, it’s an ongoing process. This desire, for receiving forgiveness,…sets-us-apart. By contrast, the unbeliever,…rationalizes; his-or-her, sinfulness!... But, we-by-comparison,…are most sensitive; with regard to our, unworthiness!...

Hence, confessions take-up a significant portion,…of our prayer-time. Confession, requires humility on two-levels. The first level, is the actual admission of guilt. The second level, is the humble acceptance of God’s own,…pardon!...

Our petitions, are not for the avoiding of,…trials-and-tests; they are for the protection, against the unbridled-attacks of,…Satan!... For, He is our biggest-enemy. Always lurking about, seeking to destroy the work of Christ-Jesus,…in this world.

Yes, for Divine-Spiritual-Protection,…I pray; against Lucifer’s onslaughts, which only expose our true-nakedness!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:55 pm

“HOW-I-PRAY,…THAT-YOU-WILL”…

Friends, Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Excellent-Name); tempts, no one!...

God, may indeed test,…you-and-me; but, He never tempts us,…to do evil…

And, not all temptation,…is from, Satan!... For, our Apostle James,…also-says-that; we are tempted by, our own lust. The evil, that resides deep within the inner-heart and mind,…of mankind; is very capable of tempting itself and humanity!...

All of it, without any help from Lucifer!...

Let us, therefore,…continually ask for; God’s-Redemptive-Presence!... Seen and represented best, by the very image of His only begotten Son,…Jesus-of-Nazareth!... Folks, without this presence,…of the Son’s Spirit, (inside our personal lives); we become easy prey, for this Enemy of man!...

May our Faith, never fail. Putty, in the hands of this Dark-One,…we would become; were it not, for the incessant prayers of God’s own Son,…in our behalf. Yes, this Saviour of mankind,…intercedes for us; daily asking His Father-in-Heaven, for our protection from the Enemy’s-Hand!...

Dear-reader and friends, prayer-is-action!...

While, it may be expressed in a spirit of serene quietness,…it is action; never-the-less. When we pray, we are not passive-observers,…nor-neutral; or detached, spectators. Our Bible, tells us that,…it is, the effectual-fervent-prayer; of a righteous person, which avails,…much!... (read, James 5:16).

Fervency, characterized Jesus’ own agony,…in the Garden-of-Gethsemane!...

Where, His sweat fell to the ground,…as droplets of blood. Fervency, describes Jacob’s all night,…wrestling match; with an Angel, of God!... Prayer, is an exercise of passion. Not, of indifference. Our living-God, is not indifferent to our needs!...

Nor, must we nag Him,…if we are; to be heard. If God, allows the Sun and the rain to shower-upon,…both the good-at-heart; as well, the unruly ones,…then, how much more; will He not, give freely,…unto those: who-truly-Love,…Him?...

Does He not, feed the sparrows?... And, are we not,…worth more than; many sparrows?... Who of us, in the end,…will trust; His Perfect-Justice?...

Oh’,…(“HOW-I-PRAY,…THAT-YOU-WILL”)!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:11 pm

“FERVENCY,…VERSUS,…FRENZY!”…

Friends, fervency is an appropriate element-of-prayer. Frenzy, is not!...

A fine-line exist, between the two. Both, possess-passion. Both, are loaded-with-emotion!...

Fervency-becomes-frenzy, when the mind,…stops thinking; and the emotions, slip,…out-of-control. Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Precious-Name); is never really honored, in frenzied-prayers!...

Frenzy, is the counterfeit of,…fervency. It’s a contrived attempt, to stimulate godly-fervor. Those of you, who are guilty of deliberately manipulating,…people’s emotions; are served a warning, here. There is something holy, something sovereign about,…genuine-spiritual-fervor; that cannot be manufactured, artificially!...

It’s easy, to confuse,…frenzy-and-fervor!...

As in the pattern of our, (“Lord’s-Prayer”); the way to begin prayer, is with adoration. Sadly, we are most often,…moved-to-prayer; by our own, desires-and-needs. Yes, we go to God,…only-when; we want, something from Him!...

We’re always, in such a hurry,…to mention our requests; and to articulate our needs, (which, God already knows); that we omit, adoration,…altogether. To do this, is to cut-the-heart,…out-of-prayer!...

Folks, the prayers of great-saints,…and of many; centuries old, church-warriors, all have been marked by,…their fervent: adoration-of-God!...

Our hesitancy-and-weakness, in expressing adoration,…is often due; to a lack-of-vocabulary. Just remember that, the loftiest heights,…of verbal expression; are always reached, in the very service of our spirit’s-own-praise,…for the Creator!...

Many, suffer a sense of inadequacy,…from using, the same impoverished-language; yielding in the end, much inner-frustrations. I pray, that,…”Ultimately, your very hearts-and-minds,…be continually-steeped; in the very things, of Almighty-God!”… Amen.

Many, out-of-ignorance,…suffer, limited understanding; of the One, whom we, (Jesus’-Faithful-Followers): are adoring. Our worship, as a whole,…also suffers; from a lack of true-knowledge, about our Father-in-Heaven!...

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:41 pm

“I-RESPECT,…AND-GIVE,…DUE-HONOR!”…

Friends, how does one,…pen; love-letters, to an unknown,…Supreme-Being?...

This living-God, (Jehovah, His Glorious-Name); has an unending, personal history. He, has revealed Himself,…to us; not-only, in the theater of nature,…but-also: inside the written pages, of our Holy-Scriptures!...

If we would only, fill our hearts-and-minds,…with His instructions; our inarticulate stammers, would change to accomplished,…patterns of: meaningful-praise!...

By immersing ourselves, in the Psalms, (for example); we would enlarge, our spiritual-understandings,…of the very One: whom-we are praising. Why, should we adore,…our Creator?... Because, in doing so,…we fulfill, the call; to fill this Earth, with the Glory-of-God!...

Yes, folks!... We, were created to reflect,…His Glory!...

Our major function-and-purpose, is to magnify our Heavenly-Father!... The Son, (Jesus-of-Nazareth); has motivated us, (His-Faithful-Followers): to enrich the, dignity-of-God!... This truth, is today,…etched-and-engraved; into our souls!...

When we begin our prayers, with adoration,…we are setting-the-tone; for approaching our Maker, in confession, in thanksgiving and in,…supplication. Yes, the Son,…has given us; access to His own God, and Father-in-Heaven!...

Yet, if we look at the history of the church,…people-for-centuries; have kept a distance, thinking-that God remains,…unreachable. Prayer, has always been so formal,…maintaining an unnecessary-barrier; between God and mankind!...

I pray, that,…”We eliminate, this artificiality!”… Amen.

God, has invited us,…to come freely; into His presence. But, we must always realize that,…we are still, coming before; the Creator of all-things. Yes, we may approach Him,…boldly; but-never, arrogantly. Never, presumptuously,…as if, we were dealing; with just another, peer!...

The grammar, need not be perfect. Nor, the words uttered from our mouth,…lofty-and-eloquent. But, they must reflect,…the respect and the honor; due-to-God!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:59 pm

“LET’S-ABANDON,…OUR,…EVIL-PATTERNS!”…

Friends, our Sovereign-God, (Jehovah, His Precious-Name); cannot be manipulated!...

For, He knows the hearts-and-minds,…of all, who; pray to Him!...

True prayer, presupposes an attitude of humble submission-and-adoration,…to Almighty-God!... We have, no right,…to approach our Creator; at all. Were-it-not, for the finished work of His,…only begotten Son; Jesus-of-Nazareth!...

No, sir!... We can make no claim, in-and-of ourselves,…to the ear; of our Maker!...

Our Scriptures declare, His Holiness. He, cannot look-upon,…sin. We are those, who recognize the shed-and-atoning blood of Jesus,…as our entire pilgrimage; is characterized by, possessing a true-spirit of,…Repentance!...

On a daily-basis, sins against God’s-Divine-Laws,…are committed; by each and every one, of us. Yes, we do things,…we; ought-not. And, leave undone,…those-things; God commands us, to do. We, run-up a daily indebtedness,…before; our Heavenly-Father!...

Consequently, our daily-prayers must include,…genuine acts-of-confession!...

Come, pray with me,…won’t you?... “Dear-God!... I am sorry, for offending You,…with my daily; short-comings. You, Jehovah,…are my, only God!... You, are all-good and most deserving,…of my; sincere-Love!... And, with the help of Your exercised Grace,…I shall strive, in avoiding; even the near occasions, of any future,…sins!”… Amen.

Dear-reader and friends, today,…I silence, all attempts; of my self-justification. I freely resolve, the willingness to abandon my past,…evil-patterns. And, I humbly recognize my total dependence,…upon; God’s own, Divine-Mercy!...

Tell me, who of us,…really acknowledges; the true-intensity of our sins?... And, the extreme godlessness,…of our actions?... Is it, because we are all,…sinners; and know that, we have a share,…in this common-guilt: that our confessions, tend to be,…superficial?...

Where has, our moral-urgency,…gone?... Are we, praying-for-pardon?... Do we know, that we are transgressing,…before; a living-God?... Yes, a God,…who-is, very much; justified by His Words, and blameless in all of,…His-Judgments!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:19 pm

“TO-YOU,…THE,…BROKEN-HEARTED!”…

Friends, God has said that,…He, will not despise; a broken-and-contrite heart!...

And, so,…I today, plead for a complete; restoration to His,…Favor!...

Pray, with me,…won’t you?... “Create in me, a clean-heart,…Oh’, God!... And, renew a right-spirit,…within me. Cast me not, away from Your presence. And, take not,…Your-Holy-Spirit; from me. Restore me, to the joy of,…Your-Salvation!... And, uphold me,…with a willing-spirit!”… Amen. (read, Psalm 51: 10-12).

Folks, we must come to understand, (spiritually); the most crucial element, of our confession. That-being, our total dependence upon,…God’s own Mercy!... We, ourselves,…cannot atone; for our sins. Be them, past, present,…and/or; yet-future!...

Yes, we are debtors,…who cannot; pay-our-debts!...

When we sin, our only option,…is; Repentance!... Without Repentance, there is no,…forgiveness. We, must come before God,…broken-in-heart; mind and spirit.

Dear-reader and friends, to avail ourselves of the atonement,…made by, God’s Son, (to gain, that covering); requires that, we come before God,…in our: brokenness!...

We, (Jesus-Faithful-Followers); should never be, surprised when God,…keeps: His Word!... Folks, remember this,…always. God, is (Not),…required to be; Merciful. We need to be, repeatedly amazed,…by His; daily exercised, Grace!...

Thanksgiving, must also be an integral part,…of our prayers. It should be, inseparably related to our petitions of,…supplication. Thanksgiving, is an acknowledgment of God,…and of His; given benefits to us, (who-believe)!...

Ingratitude, is a serious matter. The failure to be grateful,…is the mark; both of the pagan and the apostate!...(read, Romans 1:21). Yes, our living-God is honored,…by thanksgiving; and dishonored by, the lack-of-it!...

Friends, all that we are,…and what-we-have; we owe, ultimately to the benevolence,…of our Creator!...

To slight Him, by with-holding appropriate gratitude,…is to; exalt ourselves. And to debase, Him!... Forgetting the benefits-of-God, is also the mark of an immature-believer. Of one, who lives by his-or-her,…feelings!...

These very same, are most prone to a roller-coaster,…spiritual life; moving quickly, from ecstatic-highs to depressing lows. Their obedience-and-service, are only as strong,…as the intensity; of his-or-her, last memory of having received,…a blessing!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:19 pm

“PRAYING,…FOR,…PATIENCE!”…

Friends, if Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Excellent-Name); never grants us, another glimpse of His Glory,…in this present-life; if He never grants us, another request or gives us,…another gift; from His abundance-of-Grace, we still would be spending the rest of our lives,…thanking Him: for what He, already has done!...

We, (Jesus’-Faithful-Followers); have already, been blessed enough,…to be moved, daily: to many thanksgivings. Never-the-less, our living-God continues to bless,…us!...

Folks, nothing is too big or too small,…to bring, before God; in prayer. As long as, it is not,…something we know to be; contrary to His expressed will, as made clear to us,…in: His written Word!... Don’t pray, with vague generalities. Be specific-and-concrete. God, is more inclined,…to hear the prayers; of those who, truly love Him!...

And, who daily seek to Obey,…His instructions!...

He, turns His ear-away from,…the wicked. An attitude of reverence, is vital to the effectiveness of,…our prayers. We, tend to be impatient. When we pray-for-patience, we tend to ask for it,…”right-now!”…

Dear-reader and friends, please realize that,…it’s not, uncommon; to wait years, even decades,…for our most sincere petitions: to be answered. Folks, our Heavenly-Father is rarely,…in a hurry. On the other hand, our fidelity to God,…tends to depend on, (“prompt-and-courteous”); acts by God!...

If He, tarries,…our impatience, gives way; to much, frustration. We, need to learn,…more patience. Asking our living-God, for His Peace!...

We possess, short-memories. It’s easy for us, to forget the benefits-and-gifts,…given by; the very Hand-of-God!... Let us, not require a fresh gift,…each, passing hour; to keep our Faith, intact…(please read, John 9:31).

The sinner’s prayer, are not heard. In, (Proverbs 15:29), it says that,…”Only the prayers of the righteous, are heard!”…

As for, the disobedient-and-rebellious,…their prayers; are an, “Abomination”…(read, Proverbs 28:9). Who of us, is righteous,…in our; daily-lives?... Yes, we are clothed with the righteousness-of-Christ,…so that; as far as, our position before His God and Father-in-Heaven,…is concerned: we are righteous!...

But, the practical manifestation of what we are,…in Christ-Jesus, is sadly; inconsistent and woefully, inadequate!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:39 pm

“WINNERS,…WE,…STAND!”…

Friends, we don’t’ need to be holy,…in order to; pray!...

Otherwise, no one would ever,…pray!...

In fact, being a sinner,…is one of the pre-requisites; for entering into, this Kingdom-of-God!...(Jehovah, His Precious-Name). The Son-of-God, (Jesus-of-Nazareth); said that, He did not come,…to call the righteous; but, sinners,…to: Repentance!...

Taking a good look, at our Lord’s-Prayer,…as a pattern; we can note that, confession is an integral part,…of prayer. Without the confession of sin, (says, 1st John 1:9); there is, no forgiveness!...

I’m not suggesting, that the more we sin,…the more qualified, we are; for praying. In fact, the more we strive in becoming godly,…the more aware, of our sins; we-will-be. It’s much the same, as walking toward a big-lake!...

The closer we get, to that body-of-water,…the more obvious; it appears!...

The lesson of Christ-Jesus, is quite clear to me. The closer we become, to His own God and Father-in-Heaven, (spiritually-speaking); the more the slightest-of-sins, will cause us,…much-sorrow. This truth, does not disqualify us, (Jesus’-Faithful-Followers); from the privilege of coming into, the very presence of Almighty-God!...

It’s not so much, the victory-over-sin,…that; we need to look at. It’s the battle, itself. That’s-right!... We’re in a constant battle, with sin. And, we never emerge,…unscathed. One of the marks, of a true-believer,…is that; he-or-she, never quits fighting!...

We, don’t always,…win; though, in-and-thru Christ,…(“winners-we-stand”)!...

The proud-sinner, wants Jesus,…and, his own; parties. Christ, and his own,…lusts; Jesus, and his-or-her own,…waywardness. Whereas, those who are truly,…the poor-in-spirit; want only, Jesus!...

And, we will do and give anything,…to gain; His Favor!... We, will not cast,…dark-shadows of doubt; on the validity of our, son-ship. So, let us give heed,…to those things; which require our, undivided attention.

Come and offer, your worship. We are to, settle our accounts,…constantly; with the Son-of-God!...

Remember, always,…that, our Creator; as well, His Son, (Jesus); will never honor a request, made-out from a sinful-heart!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:59 pm

“PRAYER’S,…ACCOMPLISHMENTS!”…

By prayer, Esau’s heart was changed,…toward, Jacob; so that, they met in a friendly,…rather-than: hostile-manner!...(read, Genesis 32).

By the prayers of Moses, Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Glorious-Name); brought the plagues, upon Egypt. And, then,…removed them, again!...(read, Exodus 7-11).

By prayer, Joshua made the Sun,…stand-still…(read, Joshua 10).

By prayer, when Samson was ready-to-perish,…with thirst; God, brought water out,…of a hollow-place: for his, sustenance!...(read, Judges 15).

By prayer, Elijah held-back the rains,…for three-and-one-half years!...(read, 1st Kings 17-18).

By the prayers, of Hezekiah,…God, sent-an-Angel; and killed, in one-night,…185,000 men: in Sennacherib’s army!...(read, 2nd Kings 19).

Folks, time-and-space,…would fail me, to tell of Abraham; who prayed for and received, a son,…at the: ripe-age of, 100 years!... And, Moses,…who, received help; at the Red-Sea!... And, the Israelites,…who, were delivered; from Egypt, after many prayers!...

And, what about David?... Who, escaped the treachery of Saul,…by prayer. And, Solomon,…who, received great-wisdom; as a direct result, of his prayers. Then, there’s Daniel. Who, was well-able to interpret dreams,…after praying!...

Yes, dear-reader and friends. Many, were those,…who, were freed; from-perils. Healed, from their diseases and also saw,…loved-ones: cured!...

All of it, a result of fervent-prayers!...(read, James 5:16).

The power-of-prayer, is neither automatic-nor-magical. Conditions, are attached to the promises,…of our Bible; with regards to the topic of, prayers. Many churches, have provoked,…”bizzare-theories”; on prayer!...

Distortions, also abound,…when-we approach; Jesus’ own statements, simplistically!...(read, Matthew 7:7; 18:19; 21:22).

People in general, tend to isolate these passages,…from everything else; Jesus and our Bible, says about prayer. The Word-of-God, indicates that,…war-and-disease; will be present, at the time of Jesus’,…return!...

To expect, an absolute elimination of war-and-disease,…before the appointed time; is to grasp the promises of God, prematurely. Even, though,…it would not be, too difficult; to find, two-believing-Christians,…who can, indeed agree together: upon any one, given subject-matter!...

So, no matter how much we pray together,…wanting most; to rid this world of both, war-and-disease,…it won’t happen: until God’s own, appointed time-and-space!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Post by izzyfalcon » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:36 pm

“IN-TIMES,…OF,…NEED!”…

Friends, prayer is not,…magic!...

Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Excellent-Name); is not some, celestial bell-hop,…standing ready; at our beck-and-call, to satisfy our every,…whim!...

In some cases, our prayers must involve,…travailing of our spirit; and much agony, of heart. Much like, our Jesus-of-Nazareth,…Himself, experienced; in the Garden-of-Gethsemane!...

What is truly involved, in effective prayer?...

If we worship, our living-God,…by doing, His will; it’s then, that He begins to really,…listen. The Father, is always Glorified in His Son!... Therefore, we must do-and-say,…all-things; in Jesus’-Name!...(read, John 14:13)…

Tell me, dear-reader and friends. Are we, (Jesus’-Faithful-Followers); keeping God’s commandments?... Are we truly, doing only what pleases,…our Creator?... Oh’, how I pray,…so!...

Folks, there is more to receiving,…what-we-desire, from God; than the mere, asking. Trust in God, is not,…enough. There must be, proper reverence for our Maker!...

It involves, Obedience to His will. And, an ongoing communion with,…His only, begotten Son!... The invoking of Jesus’-Name, is not some magical-incantation. Its significance, lies much,…deeper. To ask for something, in Jesus’-Name,…is not, to add; a popular-phrase, at the end of our,…every prayer!...

Rather, it means that,…we believe; that our request, is directed to our,…Great-High-Priest!...

Yes, our Intercessor and/or Mediator!... So, let us not ask for things,…that; would allow you, to pursue wicked-pleasures. Our Heavenly-Father, is not going to give,…us, things; we would, misuse.

Friends, may these words,…become; your entire life, and may it reach,…the inner-most-parts: of your very own, spirit!... Let us, appropriate these teachings,…for ourselves!...(read, Hebrews 4:14-16).

“Since, then,…we have a, Great-High-Priest; who has passed, through the Heavens, (Jesus, the Son-of-God); let us, hold fast,…our confessions. For, we do not have a priest,…who, is unable; to sympathize with our own weaknesses. But, One,…who, in every respect; has also been tempted, as we are. Yet, Jesus stands today,…still; without sin!”…

Yes, dear-reader and friends… We must, then,…with much confidence; draw-near to the Throne-of-Grace, (meaning, His Father’s-Throne); that we, (who-believe), may receive Mercy,…(from God); and fine His Grace, to help us,…(“IN-TIMES,…OF,…NEED”)!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...

P.S. Notice well, that in all-things,…our early Apostles, knew; the uniqueness, between Father-and-Son!... They are indeed, two separate,…entities; and never have been, one in the same,…person… It’s the Father’s Mercy, and it is God’s-Good-Grace,…which we seek; and it is what, the Son, (Jesus): always taught…
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Post by izzyfalcon » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:01 pm

“SETTING,…YOU,…FREE!”…

Friends, Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Precious-Name); is not going to answer, prayer-requests,…made: in ignorance!...(this would prove, most disastrous)…

Moses, was one example!...

In, (Exodus 33:18); he prays,…”Please, show me,…Your-Glory!”…

Moses, up until then,…had talked, with God; and he had witnessed, many miracles. The burning-bush, the plagues and the parting of the,…Red-Sea!...

But, now,…Moses; wanted more!... In essence, he was thinking; “God, those other events,…were, really-great; but, now,…can I see: Your-Face?”…

In, (verses, 19-20); God, says: “I will make, all My Goodness,…pass before you. And, I will proclaim before you, (Moses); My Name, (which happens to be, Jehovah and/or Yahweh; if you prefer). And, I will be gracious, to whom,…I will. And, I shall show Mercy,…on whom, I choose. But, you, (Moses); cannot see, My-Face!... For, man shall not see Me,…and live!”…

Those of you, (who believe, in the false,…Trinity-Doctrine); reflect on this one truth, for one moment. Jesus, is not,…God, Himself!... God’s own Holiness, prohibits our fallen-state,…to be present; (de-facto), with God!...

Since, days-of-old,…this truth; has held, fast. Folks, our living-God,…was doing, Moses; a monumental favor, by refusing to honor,…his request. If God, had granted Moses,…his wish; it would have, cost him,…his own, life. No man, (or woman, for that matter); can see God, and live!... Amen.

Moses, should have rejoiced,…that; God, said-no!...

My written-passages, are not very popular with the mainstream,…religionist-groups; I tend to burst, many bubbles,…out there; never-the-less, it also appears that,…thousands of readers, realize that: our worldly churches, are holding back,…information!...

Dear-reader and friends, the New-Testament,…only, affirms the Old-Testament; Jesus-of-Nazareth, was sent to us,…from: our Heavenly-Father!... The Son, is not,…the Father!... His role-and-commission, was and still remains,…that, of; “Bearing-Witness!”…

Yes, it’s all about His Father’s-Kingdom!... There are many facts, revealing the unique-and-proper,…position; of both the Father and of His, only begotten,…Son!...

But, the Devils’-purpose, from day one,…is to; twist-and-turn, the plain-truth of God’s-Word!... Ever so slightly and just enough, to change whole concepts and perspectives,…with regard to; God’s own set-forth, principles!...

The very, (“Spirit-of-Stupor”), possess those who,…do not; examine well, all-things!... We’ve been forewarned. Ravenous-wolves, dressed in sheep’s-clothing,…abound. All of them, are present,…mostly; right-inside our places-of-worship. The Adversary, doesn’t want you-to-know,…these truths!...

Why?... Because, it,…(“SETS,…YOU,…FREE”)!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...


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