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A Friday Prayer and Message!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Greetings of Love To Everyone! A life without dreams is like a garden without flowers. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: " Heavenly Father, Merciful God! The world teaches us to "live it up", but You teach us to "exercise self control". The world says, "take revenge", but You say, "love your enemies". The world says, "be first", but You say, "put others before yourself". The world teaches us to make decisions, but You O God, teach us to make the right decisions. Christian living is always the opposite of what the world values. Selfishness is easy but not satisfying. Serving is hard but most rewarding. Help us to defeat selfishness with kindness and service. Enable us to push selfishness aside so we can make the right decisions on how to live as Christians. Help us to learn from the service and giving spirit of Jesus, our example to follow, so we may become more like Him each day and less like self. Help us to live to Your glory. This we pray in Jesus' gloriious name, Amen!"

1. John now potrays Jesus as "A SYMPATHETIC SAVIOR" (John 5:6).
2. He shows Jesus doing three great works that proves Him as a "Compassionate Savior".
a. First, Jesus is shown choosing the man.
1. There was a "great multitude" there that day (Vs 3).
2. Jesus could have gone to any person in that place.
3. But He went to the disabled man for His own reasons.
4. Jesus saw him lie and knew his sad condition.

3. PICTURE THIS! Every sinner is dead in their sins until Jesus comes and awakens their heart. This is the work of grace. Only then can a sinner be saved. All are called but only a few chosen because they respond to His word and love. Jesus sees us and knows our sad condition. His reason is to heal and save. Where are you in this crowd? Jesus knows your condition, good or bad. Has Jesus awaken your heart? To be continued Saturday.

May God help us to see by faith what all we can do in Christ Jesus.
In His Compassion, Vic.

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REACHING4HOME 9/9/2011 4:09PM

    I love the way you pray. My husband and I do not have similar beliefs although both of us believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior. Still, it is very weird not to be able to worship together any more.

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COOP9002 9/9/2011 10:36AM

    Good word. As KP Yohanon (founder of the Gospel for Asia) says, "Jesus did not only come to save us from our sins, but to deliver us from our self-centeredness."

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A Thursday Spiritual Hymn and Message!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Greetings of Peace To Everyone! They tell me that prayer helps quiet the mind and unburden the heart. HOW TRUE! Praise God's Holy Name.

HYMN: "THE GREAT PHYSICIAN"; The words were written by William Hunter in 1859, and the music by J. H. Stockson in 1869. The inspiration for this hymn came from Luke 4:18, " The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me to preach the good news".

1. The great Physician now is near, The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer, O hear the voice of Jesus. REFRAIN

2. All glory to the dying Lamb! I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessed Savior's name, I love the name of Jesus. REFRAIN

3. His name dispels my guilt and fear, No other name but Jesus;
O how my soul delights to hear, The charming name of Jesus. REFRAIN

4. And when to that bright world above, We rise to see our Jesus;
We'll sing around the throne of love, His name, the name of Jesus. REFRAIN

REFRAIN: Sweetest note in seraph song, Sweetest name on mortal tongue.
Sweetest carol ever sung, Jesus, blessed Jesus.

a. Those that surrounded the pool were probably in the same shape as the men: some better; some worst.
b. They offered no comfort or help to each other. each looked to his ownself.
c. It was "every man for himself".
d. They probably won't have helped the man since they themselves needed healing.

2. PICTURE THIS! This is a sad scene of lost sinners. See their helplessness, thier brokenness, their blindness, and their uselessness (Eph 2:12). This is a story of "the blind leading the blind". OH! Mersy loves company and all too often sinners surround themseves with others just like themselves, or even worst. But the outstreched hand of Jesus can pull any or all of them out of their misery, if they allow Him to do so (Mark 5:1-19). With whom have you surrounded yourself? Look up and see the hand of Jesus reaching down to you. Take hold of it! It will bring healing and salvation to your soul. To be continued Friday.

May each one of us live our life according to God's will and enjoy the blessings from it. In His Healing, Vic.

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BONBON561 9/8/2011 5:01PM

    Have not heard this HYmn

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A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Greetings of Joy To Everyone! We are way down here, and God is way up there. We are not sure He can hear our faint, faltering prayer. But someone does hear because our prayer are answered. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: " Divine Father, Loving God! Help us O Lord, to step out by faith and to trust in You. We thank You for Jesus Christ, our Lord, who strengthens us because He considered us faithful by putting us into His servive. Life is like a trouble sea and we are all in the same boat, with our struggles against the waves that battered the boat; against an angry contrary sea. The winds make us afraid as we see the pitfall of circumstances of life before us. Help us O Lord, to walk so deeply in our faith in You that we are not detered by the difficulties that surround us. Give us courage to see only You and Your will for us. Enable us to make Your will our will. Keep our hearts pure and our motives holy. Allow our eyes not to rest on the dangers, turmoils and confusions of this crazy world, but let us be focused on the outstreched hand of our Savior Jesus Christ.
It is in His name that we pray, Amen!"

1. The man is not just disabled and desperste, HE IS A DISAPPOINTED MAN (John 5:1-5)!
a. The man tells Jesus that everytime he trys to get into the pool, someone else beats him; and they walk away healed while he remains disabled.
b. Oh, what a disappointment that must be.
c. Oh, how that must hurt as he sees his hope for healing diminish time and time again.

2. PICTURE THIS! Can you relate to this man? We seek healing that will bring us health and peace to our soul. We try different ways to find this healing, but are unable to find it. Others encourage us to be worthy and righteous, but only the shed blood of Jesus can make a sinner truly worthy of heaven (1 Pet 1:18-23). Are you spiritually disabled? Are you desperate for healing? Have you been disappointed time and time again? There is a solution.....TURN TO JESUS! He is the only one the can heal you and bring health and peace into your life. To be continued Thursday.

May God look kindly on us who love and bestow special blessings on those who join their hearts with us in Christ Jesus. In His Healing, Vic.

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REACHING4HOME 9/7/2011 11:28AM

    What a beautiful prayer and fine message.

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SUBSMITH 9/7/2011 10:40AM

    I'm just logging back in after probably a year and saw your post. It's good to hear the voice of faith. I've been reading Matt. 6-8 and it applies to your intro. Jesus is Lord of even the wind and waves... whether it be nature that turns against us, our own emotions, or the sea of humanity that refuses Our Saviors gift of Life and Peace. God bless you and your ministry here. I'll have to check in periodically and read your blogs. Please keep me in prayers that I might finally get a grip on losing weight. May you hear His voice of "Selah"... the voice that calls out to you: ..... peace.... beloved... be still and know that I Am God. Things are going to be okay. God has it all in His hands.

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MCGS62 9/7/2011 9:52AM

    Nice prayer it was worth taking the time to read.

The disappointed man--interesting
I am disappointed time and tine again
I need healed and time and time again
The lord heals time and time again
It is not the lord that I am disappointed with it is myself that time and time again through my own short sightedness wrecks myself spiritually.
I am thankful for the Lords patience only He knows if I will ever get it right.

Comment edited on: 9/7/2011 9:52:56 AM

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A Tuesday Spiritual Hymn and Message!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Greetings of Happiness To Everyone! Whatever is wrong with our life, we can find a solution if we kneel and pray. Praise God!

HYMN: "LOVE LIFTED ME". The words were written by James Rowe in 1912, and the music by Howard E, Smith, alo in 1912; and arranged by Alton Howard and Pam Stephenson in 1993. This hymn was inspired by Matt 14:30, "When he began to sink he cried out, "Lord save me!"

1. I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peachful shore,
Very deeply stained within, Sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea, Heard my dispairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, Now safe am I.

2. All My Heat to Him I give, Ever to Him I cling,
In His blessed presence live, Ever His praises sing;
Love so mighty and so true, Merits my soul's best song,
Faithful, loving service, too, to Him belongs.

3. Souls in danger look above, Jesus completely saves,
He will lift you by His love, Out of the angry waves;
He's the master of the sea, Billows His will obey,
He your Savior wants to be, Be saved today.

REFRAIN: Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.
Love lifted me! Love Lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.

1. John shows us not only that this man was disabled, HE WAS A DESPERATE MAN!
a. The fact that he dragged himself or was carried to the pool for a chance to be healed, proves he was desperate.
b. Too few sinners today are desperate or concerned about their spiritual condition.
c. Life is nothing more than a brief pause between two eternities (James 4:14).
d. The time we are given is to be used to prepare for one of two destinies (Luke 12:5).

2. PICTURE THIS! Few people genuinely desire to go to hell. Most, if not all, want to go to heaven, but do not know the way or think they can do it on their own. It's up to us to bring them the "GOOD NEWS". Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no man comes to the Father, but by me". Where are you in life? Have you entered through the straight gate? Are you walking on the narrow road that leads to life? To be continued Wednesday.

May God help us to walk by faith and walk in His light, Jesus Christ.
In His Healing, Vic.

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THEWINNER33 9/6/2011 4:25PM

    Wonderful hymn. I love it.

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IRENEGS 9/6/2011 11:28AM

    Love it ! Thanks for sharing!

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A Monday Prayer and Message!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Greetings To Everyone! Prayers can't be answered unless they are prayed. Praise God!

PRAYER: " Heavenly Father, Almighty God! We thank You for giving us the best friend we could ever have....JESUS CHRIST. Help us to know Him, to know the power of His resurrection, to know the fellowship of His suffering, and how to conform to His death. The word "FAITH" is so rich in meaning that it eludes a comprehensive definition. It is more than a simple idea and goes far beyond the concept of trust. Help us Lord, to have such a FAITH; help us to ignor the skepticism of this world and any doubt that may flow from our heart. Make our relationship with You one that takes on a sublime beauty, and one that verifies Your presence in our life. This we pray in Jesus' blessed name, Amen!"

1. As we enter Room 5, we see a portrait of a very sick man (John 5:1-5).
a. He is a disabled man.
b. The man has lived with this infirmity for 38 years (That's longer than Jesus has been on the earth).
c. The word "infirmity" means a weakness or frailness that prevents him from walking.
d. This "sick man" is a picture of a sinner who is lost and separated from God (Isa 59:2).
e. God knows the heart of a sinner and that a sinner is dead until he tastes of the life that comes only in the Lord Jesus Christ.

2. PICTURE THIS! Sinners feel their lives are doing well and that they need nothing. A lost sinner is in more trouble than he could ever believe. To live a life without God is one thing, but to die without God is a terrible thing. There is but one destination for a lost soul, and that is "HELL" (Ps 9:17). Is a sinner saved to be healed, or is he healed to be saved? What does your life say about you? To be continued Tuesday!

May our heart aches teach us to repent and be saved. Happy Labor Day Everyone!
In His Healing, Vic.


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