theWord

Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 8, 2017 by Gypsy Carns
2 Timothy 3: 1-5: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self  control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors,headstrong, haughty lovers  of pleasures rather than lovers of God, having a form of godly devotion but denying its power.  And from such people turn away!”   Last days  includes the whole time from the writing of this letter until the return of Christ. It sure seems like all of the above has escalated in our lifetimes.
A form of godliness is an outward appearance of reverence for God. Denying its power describes religious activity that is not connected to a living relationship with Jesus Christ.  As time progresses, people begin to participate in religious activities that are empty.  Their activities will have nothing to do with a true relationship with God or with individual faith in Jesus Christ.  This kind of religion provokes God’s anger. Glad we all have a faith based relationship with our Savior!   Have a Blessed weekend and everyone stay warm!!!
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God Calling

Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 7, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

EXPECT TEMPTATION – Lord, give us Power to conquer temptation as Thou didst in the wilderness. “The very first step towards conquering temptation is to see it as temptation. To dissociate yourself from it. Not to think of it as a something resulting from your tiredness, or illness or poverty or nerve-strain, when you feel you might well excuse yourself for yielding, but first to realize very fully that when you have heard My Voice (“the Heavens opened,” as it were) and are going to fulfill your mission to work for Me and to draw souls to Me, you must expect a mighty onslaught from the evil one, who will endeavor with all his might to frustrate you, and to prevent your good work. Expect that. Then when these little temptations, or big ones come, you will recognize them as planned by evil to thwart Me. Then for very love of Me you will conquer.”

theWord

Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 6, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 61:1,2 – “Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” David calls on the Lord, as we can, to hear the prayer of a troubled believer. His prayer, as ours, is that he (we) might be brought back to the “rock that is higher” than he (us). The imagery of God as a Rock for the believer was introduced by Moses and is developed elsewhere in the Psalms. He is our rock, no matter how far we might stray, He never does. He is always there, if we will only humble ourselves and take advantage of His grace and strength.

theWord

Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 5, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Hebrews 4: 14-16: “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” ‘Sympathize’ means “to suffer with” and expresses the feeling of one who has entered into suffering. Jesus experienced every degree of temptation so He is well aware of our daily trials. ‘Come’ is the same Greek word translated “draw near.” Because of Christ’s priestly work believers can approach God’s presence. Believers should courageously approach God because His is a “throne of grace,” and our High Priest sits at His right hand interceding for us.

God Calling

Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 4, 2017 by Gypsy Carns
FAITH WORKS – “Pray daily for Faith.  It is My Gift. It is your only
requisite for the accomplishment of mighty deeds.  Certainly you
have to work, you have to pray, but upon Faith alone depends
the answer to your prayers – your works.  I give it you in response
to your prayer, because it is the necessary weapon for you to possess
for the dispersion of evil – the overcoming of all adverse conditions, and
the accomplishment of all good in your lives, and then you having
Faith, give it back to Me.  It is the envelope in which every request
to Me should be placed.  And yet “Faith without works is dead.”  As
you seek to do, you feel helplessness.  You then turn to Me.  In knowing
Me, your faith grows – and that faith is all you need for My Power to work.”

theWord

Posted in Gypsy Carns on December 1, 2017 by Gypsy Carns

Psalm 146:5,6 – “Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever.” Happy indicates a deep and abiding pleasure, a manifest joy. This is the proper description of one whose help and hope is in God. The Creator is the One who comes to the aid of the righteous. I can truly say from my walk with the LORD, until you put anger, resentment and fear out of your heart; and replace it with joy and love – you won’t receive the eternal peace that only our LORD can bring. Have a SUPER weekend and I ask you for “a moment of silence” today for a dear friend and wonderful
man Jim Morgan; may he Rest In Peace.

God Calling

Posted in Gypsy Carns on November 30, 2017 by Gypsy Carns
I MUST PROVIDE – “I am your Lord.  Enough.  Then I can command
your obedient service, your loyalty.  But I am bound by My Lordship
to give you protection.  I am bound to fight for you, to plan for you, to
secure you a sufficiency of all within My Power to provide.  Think how
vast that provision can be.  Never doubt.  Such marvels are unfolding.
Wonders beyond your dreams.  They only need the watering of a
grateful spirit and a loving heart to yield abundantly.”