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1 Corinthians 1: 10-12

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there is no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: one of you says, “I follow Paul.” Another, “I follow Apollos:” another, “I follow Cephas.” Still another “I follow Christ.”

I feel God wants me and others too, to address this very subject. I do not know a lot about warfare, but I have been told the whole idea is divide, then conquer. I am sure you can see as well as I can Satan has successfully divided the Church of God many times over

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  1. Most Protestants wrongly presume they know what Catholics believe in.
  2. The main reason why the blog became into being, is so that both Protestants and Catholic have a better understanding of one another and realise even though there are some differences we are actually on the same side, we both follow and love Jesus who is our Saviour.
  3. I have notice one of the major differences between Protestants and Catholics is Protestants tend to concentrate more on Reaping and Catholics tend to concentrate more on sowing. Naturally they are different callings, requiring different skills.
  4. This blog is not just for the Protestants and Catholics to enjoy and learn from each other but all Christian Churches are welcome to join in and share their beliefs too.

I believe we are in the last days and if there is any chance of the Church being reunited it is now!

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Pray for People to Get to Know Mary Better

I am starting to pray in earnest for people to have a better understanding of Mary’s role as the Mother of the church, Mother of God, and the Queen of Heaven. I wish more and more people understand who she is and how powerful her role is and why it is so important to say as many rosaries as you can.

Many people don’t realise how many times Mary appears to people privately and how sweet and powerful she is. They mistakenly believe we worship her. That we think she is equal to Jesus, which is far from the truth. We are all powerful in Jesus, the more you lived for Him on earth with complete surrender the more you become like Him. And there is no one equal to Mary. Mary lived for God and God alone more than any of us put together, except for Jesus of course.

Satan Hates Us

Satan hates us knowing how dedicated she is in helping us. Satan doesn’t want you to say the rosary, because he loses so much ground and souls when we do say the rosary with devotion. Mary is our Mother and she comes to us as a Mother and Queen. She has for me and I know I am not the only one. I get upset when people turn up their noses at Catholics for honouring Mary the way we do. Remember she is also Queen of Heaven. People miss out so many blessings from God when they refuse to honour her as such.

Jesus obeys the Ten Commandments more than any one of us perfectly and we all know one of those commandments says to honour your father and mother.  Don’t you think Jesus would have honoured His Mother with great love and humility? Jesus is our example to follow. Everything  He did, He did perfectly to glorify His Father. Since Jesus is our Brother and Saviour we have inherited everything Jesus has. And one of those things is His Mother that He so tenderly loves and wants us to love her the way He does.

Mary Strengthens Us

When Mary visits us it is always strengthens our love for Jesus, so why do so many people think that is the devil in disguised. By the fruits you can tell a false prophet from a true one. The fruit being that you are made humble before Jesus and fall madly in love with Him. That is not the work of the devil. If you don’t have a true devotion to Mary you won’t experience her.

We are told by Jesus as well as Mary to pray the rosary. Jesus has said to a prophetess ‘Maria Divine Mercy’ to say at least three mysteries of the rosary daily, because of the times we are living in. Mary has said it is going to be through her Immaculate Heart and the Rosary that will give us the victory we need for the great tribulation, which we are already in.

Remember she is the Queen of Heaven and Jesus can’t say no to her, because of her humble obedience to Him, while on earth and she is His Mother whom He honours so much. True we will become queens when we reach Heaven, but we won’t be the Queen of Heaven. That place is only reserved for Mary His Mother. 

Tithing

I like giving donations to Christian charities, because I want God to get all the credit and glory that He deserves. I believe when we give to other charities that don’t acknowledge God, mankind tends to get all the credit and glory instead. God does want us to be kind and generous to one another. We must remember we can’t do one kind deed without the Holy Spirits promoting us. We are so selfish left to ourselves. Only God is good and deserving of Praise. If we want to help people be saved we must let them know, all good things come from God and not man. Man tends to have an interior motive like ‘I am really good person for helping’ instead ‘God is really good for motivating me to help’.

To love one another as Christ loves us is a commandment from God, it didn’t come from us. So that is my reasoning. More people know God is good the better, and they will only know that if we give to Christian charities. Not only does it help them physically, it will help them spiritually to know God is love. If we hold back we are in fact disobeying God and God gets the bad name for not helping them, when they are in need. And not us, whom the Holy Spirit promoted us to help them in the first place. The truth of the matter is we are called to give at least ten percent to tithing and ten percent offering. Unfortunately very few do it.  I heard on a YouTube show that this women visited heaven and she wanted to know why her house in heaven was only at foundation level. And she was told because she didn’t tithe. That tithing is the brick and mortar for our spiritual homes. So it always pays to do what is right.  Not everybody can pay it, for example I can only pay the tithe and but not ten percent of the offering, but I do my best. And I am sure that is the case with a lot of people. So I find other ways to help expand the Kingdom of God. I am sure that is what many do as well.

Hebrews 13:16.  Don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These sacrifices that please God.

Truth Will Stand The Test

What I found in life that God is indeed the rock of salvation. We can build our lives on truth and it won’t fall during tragedies. If we build our life on or around lies, sooner or later our lives will be one big mess, depending on how great the lie we built our life on. On other occasions it is not our fault, but people around us that mess up their lives and drag us into it. But here I am just talking facts. Lies can’t stand, truth will. I believe it is so important to pray for an increase in faith. Truth only works in my opinion if we really believe it. Also I have learnt that God won’t give until we learn to give generously not grudgingly to others. If we are mean or disobedient our prayers may not be heard also. Sometimes our prayers are on hold for other reasons, not due to displeasing God.

Sometimes God puts us in a set of circumstances that look like we are defeated, but in fact we are very victorious. We only have to look at the cross. Nothing could have looked worst then what Jesus went through at that time, far as the disciples were concern. Then three days later Jesus rose from the dead and made a way for us to enter heaven if we believe and follow Him. God often works that way. You may be going through something your prefer not to, but if you remain faithful, something good will eventually come out of it. Stronger faith for one thing and a greater intimacy with God for another and much more.

Being Persecuted

Jesus warns us we will be persecuted for our faith in Him. Especially we are now noticing it is getting harder and harder to witness the truth about Jesus in these times. Including reaching out to other Christians who believe you can pick and choose what you want in the bible.  They are drawn to teachers that teach them what they want to hear. Some truths are hard, but in the long run obeying them makes life is a lot easier than disobeying them. I haven’t much to say on the subject but the three verses below says so much to me, when I stop and meditate on them.

John 15:18-20.
Just remember, when the unbelieving world hates you, they first hated me. If you give your allegiance to the world, they would love you and welcome you as their own. But because you won’t align yourself with the values of this world, they will hate you. I have chosen you and taken you out of the world to be mine. So remember what I taught you, that a servant isn’t superior to his master. And since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.

Jesus also assure us that our reward will be great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 5:10. How enriched you are when you bear the wounds of being persecuted for doing what is right!…

Matthew 5: 11-12. How ecstatic you can be when people insult and persecute you and speak all kinds of cruel lies about you because of your love for me! So leap for joy – since your heavenly reward is great. For you are being rejected the same way the prophets were before you.

So hang in there when you are being tried and tested. When you are in heaven you are going to be so amazed that God will reward you far more than you suffered for Him.

 

Prayer is Very Powerful

Not everybody is in a position to help many different types of people in all situations. Prayer is powerful and you can pray for everybody in all different situations. For example you might grieve very strongly about people who are caught in the sex traffic, but are no way in a position to help. Most of us can’t help others physically, but we sure can pray for them.

When you hear of bad news you can always pray for the people or animal, or country’s concern. Sometimes God is happy with a quick short prayer and at other times He wants you to pray long and hard for months and sometimes for years over it. He places such a heavy burden on your heart that you need to pray for them. If you don’t have a burden pray for one and He will give you one or two or more.

One thing I love about prayer it is versatile. You are limited in your help physically but never spiritually. You can’t help the whole world, but you can pray for the whole world. Many people think their prayers are not powerful. They would be so surprise to find out, they are extremely powerful and God is waiting for them to help out, through their prayers. God’s way of answering prayers I find are usually different from what I expect. He always has a better plan. For example I got a burden for animals that are dumped and on T.V. that night the media reported about a female dog that was  pregnant and dumped and was then looked after. I find that happens over and over again. At first I thought it wasn’t related to my prayers, but it kept happening and then I finally said it was an answer to my prayers. And you will too be surprise how often that happens, once you start saying prayers for other people. And of course others know better than me how true this is.  

We must pray all the time, every chance we can get. And offer up our days for people and different things that God has placed on our heart.

James 5:16. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Don’t mistake a righteous person to be somebody who doesn’t fail God from time to time, but rather somebody who seeks to please God with all their heart.

Mark 11:24. “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

 

 

Having Positive Thoughts

Philippians 4:8.  Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

There is so much negative thinking these days. During terrible hard times it is hard to keep your mind off the problem. We can think about it so much so that the thoughts just go round and round until we think we are going insane. Doing what is right and healthy always seems more difficult than to do what is not right and healthy.

Since more and more negative things keep happening in this world, the verse above is even more needed to be obeyed. It is the way Jesus would have done things. And there is plenty of good things going on around us, if we are willing to stay focus on them. If we obey we would be sure to get the peace only Jesus can give, that the world cannot give. He would give us this peace gladly. The peace helps you to be victorious in your situation. You would be able to think more clearly and be able to hear God’s voice more clearly in each and every situation, you find yourself in. It takes a lot of practice for most of us, but it is worth it. 

Putting our Faith and Trust in the Lord

For many of us being pessimistic about our trials is the norm. We have to watch out for that. If we are not careful we can forget all the promises of God when we let fear take over our lives. We are told that Jesus has already won the victory and all we have to do is believe and obey. Then God will turn things around for us for His Glory sake. His Glory is always based on love. And we all want to be truly loved especially for ever. We have to see God as our loving Father. Head knowledge won’t save us in a crisis. We have to really believe God is love and that He is all Wisdom. If we step out in faith and trust we will see God’s promises fulfilled. Most of us rather put our trust in what we see. What we see is only temporary. What is eternal is what we can’t see. God is more real than what we are. Trusting God is proof of our love for Him is real. We get tested a lot so that we will grow in all virtues, such as faith and trust. If we always live sheltered lives we will never grow and become strong in the Lord.

Deuteronomy 20:3-4. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.

Psalm 118:14. The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory.