Help for the hopless


“Help for the Hopeless”

Years ago I was a hopeless soul, I would go to parties to be around lots of people but I would be so lonely, I did that for years I had girl friends thinking that would help, but I was still lonely and depressed I would sit around contemplating suicide many, many nights I thought of it, but I have 2 girls just thinking of them kept me from going ahead and doing it.

My little brother at the time was in church and he brought the preacher out to see me several times and I thought nothing of it, I got to the point where I had to do something or I was going to die. literally, so I went to the doctor and he admitted me into the hospital and wouldn’t you know it that same preacher came to the hospital and we had prayer. That was the first time I really prayed I had never been a spiritual person but something about this mans prayer struck a cord in my heart, after he left I prayed some more. I said “God if you are real and if you can hear me please help me”. I went through another rehab I stayed for about 18-20 days in the hospital and rehab center. I met my wife in the hospital and yes she was a patient we both had different problems and all the odds were stacked against us her family didn’t really like me at first.

But when we got out I started going to church with my children and my mother, every other week, some how things started making since to me, my girlfriend at the time went with me (MY wife now) and I knew she was the one I would marry so I worried her to death and finally I got her to commit to marriage it took some doing but I got her. After we got married in the church we were going to we started going all the time and God began working on us both, a few years later God impressed upon my heart to preach and I tried to get out of it but I couldn’t so I began to preach and I have been preaching now for about 9 years, and she has made a great preachers wife she is so encouraging to me in the ministry of helping others.

Well I said all that to say if you are lonely and depressed Christ can help you through that hard time in your life. Remember it won’t last forever good things are around the corner find a church and a preacher to talk to and pray. God will hear your prayer if he did it for me I know he will do it for you. No one is ever to far gone for God to intervene and help. Loneliness and depression are a spiritual matter and only Christ can help you in Spiritual matters. God Bless you If you need help please let me know write me and let me help you or pray for you. “There is Help for the Hopeless in Christ”

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The Bible way to Heaven


People will tell you all the time that there are many ways to heaven,well I will tell you believe me or not there is only one way to heaven I believe the bible to be true I do not argue or fuss or debate with critics, I just know what the bible says about how to go to heaven and to be sure of it.

This is what the bible says about How you can know for sure your on your why to heaven.Some want to make it hard and tell you you have to live a certain way. But let me tell you you don’t get right to receive Christ you receive Christ to get right. Give Christ a Chance

Let me tell you what the bible says about how to get to heaven and you look it up in there your self because it is between you and Him

There is a way to know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and to know for sure , that when you die, you will go to heaven.

Realize that God Loves you and has a plan for your life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 

The bible says that all men are sinners, our sins have separated us from God. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”Romans 3:23

God made man in his own image. He gave man the ability to choose right from wrong. We chose to sin, Our sin separate us from God.
Gods word also says that sin has to be paid for. “For the wages of sin is death….” Romans 6:23

Wages means payment. The payment of our sin is death and hell, separation from God forever if we continue in our sin, we shall die without Christ and be without God forever.

The good news is that Christ Paid for our sins. All our sins we laid on Christ on the cross. He paid our sin debt for us. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, and he arose from the dead. and he is alive forevermore. “But God commendeth his Love toward us that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

We Must personally pray and receive Christ by Faith as our Savoir

The bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Pray and receive Christ as your savior, A prayer from your heart not from your head,

pray a simple prayer like this from your heart.

Lord, I know I am a sinner. If I died today I would not go to heaven. Forgive my sin, come into my life and be my Savior. Help he to live for you from this day forward. IN JESUS NAME amen.

the bible says “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord Shall be saved.”
New life ever lasting life begins when we receive Christ as our Savior.  Let me help you in your New life as a Christian,

Study the bible with me and build your life on a solid foundation

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If you have any questions at all Please let me help you with them.

When God has a controversy with the Land


Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the  LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, they breakout, and blood toucheth blood  therefore shall the land mourn and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish……. vs 6 “For my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no more priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten  the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. as they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change there glory into shame. Hosea 41-3b 6-7

I usually write things that encourage people in a kind way and I want to be as kind as I know how in this also.

God himself had a controversy, He had a problem with the people of Israel, if you take a close look at what He had a problem with it is the same thing we are having problems with here in America in this day and time. Weather you believe it or not things are getting worse in this country just like the bible says it will, not in this country alone but all over the world.

The problems were plain and simple ones the first thing he said, there is no truth, now use to you could sell property buy a car or even get a loan with a hand shake and your good reputation but now days you have to sign your life away to get any thing because of liars and thieves bring reproach on us all. we have all told lies I know.

Then he said Nor Mercy, mercy here means kindness every one likes to think himself or herself to be kind but how many people have you talked about behind there backs or have slaughtered with your words. that in itself is unkind, kindness is more than that of helping others though helping others is a great thing to do, giving of money is OK but giving of your self and your time to help others in need is kindness and lending someone a shoulder to lean on or just plain listen to them helps also we are so caught up in our own lives in our fast paced world we live in we forget the neighbor across the road may need you the elderly lady or the person on your block may be about to do something drastic if only we would be kind to our neighbors even our next door neighbors would be a great start.

Then He said Nor Knowledge of God, a lot of people disagree with what I am about to say but we all have our own thoughts on this subject and this is mine don’t  be offended because of it and please don’t turn me off.

But at one point and time there were the Ten Commandments hanging on school house walls and court house walls and at the first congress that ever met they prayed for 2 hours two hours for Gods power to help them as they made legislation for our country. We use to have prayer in schools my I told my kids they could still pray in school if they wanted to at meal time and before a test or any time they felt like it but at one time they taught bible in school and kids had knowledge of God, but now kids think the bible stories are just myth and old tales, if you don’t believe in God is one thing, but history the bible has great history accounts in it that are proven through architectural findings all the time and it is hard to compare a theory to facts.

I am just saying we are going to have to get the knowledge of God back in our land before God brings judgement on us he said in verse 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because they rejected knowledge, He is talking here about rejecting knowledge of God.

God Help us here in the greatest country in the world. We need another great revival in these last days.  God Bless you

The Touch that Changed a Life


In the gospel of Mark it is filled with impossible cases, it has been called the “Bible home for incurables” There are 3 cases given in this chapter that are humanly impossible

There was the demoniac man there was the diseased woman and there was the dead girl. All of these cases were impossibilities and still are today. In today’s time the demoniac man would be institutionalized in an insane asylum and the diseased woman would be taken to the terminal care unit at the hospital and the girl would have went to the grave yard.

But as we look at these events we see that Jesus is more than adequate for every situation, there are no incurables with him. When Jesus came in to the world he was bound for the cross, but as he went up until the day he died for you and me, he helped people along the way.

This lady was no exception she had lived with this terrible disease for 12 years she had spent all her money on the doctors and they had no cure for her, she was left Hopeless, But one day she heard Jesus was coming into town and she had to go to him finally she had a little hope. We hear of people going to church but I wonder how many go to get to Jesus him self I wonder who goes to touch him every one wants him to touch them but who goes to touch him?

This lady had lived a horrible life a life of separation from loved ones in those days by law she wasn’t allowed to touch others and they were not allowed to touch her, can you imagine the life of not ever being able to be touched, every one needs a loving touch every now and then. She had lived a life of an out cast she lived a life always looking in at every one else she was lonely, she suffered daily with several things one was she was physically hurting and no one to help her. Then she suffered socially she couldn’t be married she couldn’t have a boy friend or even a friend to confide in. She couldn’t even work around others She was left on the fringes of society begging for scraps of others. Her life had left her moving from one rejection to another lonely, isolated, and desperate!  I wonder how many in today’s time feel the same way rejection is hard for any one and loneliness can be an awful place to live inside your self. Are you filled with suffering you may not have the disease she had but maybe you can relate to her life style she had to live.

Then one day came Jesus she heard he was coming and what he had done for others and she had to get to him She was desperate have you got to the point in your life of desperation.  Well she had determination to make it to him through the crowd around him, and she by faith said “if I could just touch the hem of his garment” and she did. And Jesus said “Who touched me” and turned around and seen this poor lady and she bowed and was getting ready for more rejection that she had endured her whole life but when Jesus spoke to her He wasn’t interested in humiliating her He just wanted to help her with her problem and He did. There were many people touching him that day in that crowd but one little poor anemic woman touched him with the touch of faith and got healed something no doctor could do. I just wonder who would need to touch him with the fingers of faith and reach out to him for help. He and only He can give help to the hopeless God Bless you and I pray you would reach out to him in your time of need. He’s their reach out to him where ever you are and call on him personally He really does love you. God bless you I hope the Spirit of the living God has touched you through this written word if he has please let me know.

 

The Holiness of Marriage


Marriage is meant to be a holy vow unto God himself, and these days marriage has become more or less a joy ride for some who do not take those Holy vows seriously. They stay together until they are tired of it and they divorce like it means nothing. But it does mean something you have broken your vow to God for one and then you have broken your vow to your mate.

Marriage is meant to be a commitment for life.

“Until death do us part”  not “until we get tired of loving one another or until I find some one to whom I like more or until we have an argument.

Marriage by all means is not easy, I know people and you do too that have been married for 50-60 years and when you ask them how they stayed married so long they will tell you it takes a lot of work. I am praying that marriage will one day be like it use to be, one man one women for a life time, I know some don’t share my views on this but that is bible and that is where I get my direction from.

One thing I have learned that will help is never go to bed angry at one another always say “I am sorry please forgive me” even if it is not your fault and the next day they will most likely not even remember the argument You cant let an argument over a little thing ruin things. even if it is not your fault if you are the man or women get it settled before bed never go to bed angry because you will wake up and it will boil to something worse than before so please those 5 little words will help resolve numerous arguments.  Use them they work!

When a marriage is in trouble the couple should seek counsel a mediator that can help bring back the harmony in the Home.

Some would say I just don’t love her any more or I just don’t love him any more Well get it back you once loved them enough to marry them. The love will fade away. I am not an expert on marriage and don’t claim to be but in my marriage I am the spiritual leader and the leader of my house hold and my wife will be the first to tell you It is hard for her to listen and do what I ask of her and no I do not treat her like a slave we are equal in this partnership.

I like to get my wife flowers every quarter or every 3 months I tell men that are married get an account at a flower shop, and  pick a card up every now and then and let them know how special they are to you. If you can’t get an account at a flower shop go to Kroger or some where or pick some out of your yard just any thing that will let them know how special they are and if you do this you will be helping your self also a reminder of how special they are. If you have a wife that is strong-willed and a controlling person like mine is my wife is a very independent woman and she says what she thinks but that is OK she needs a voice in our relationship. But she still listens to me when it matters. The main thing in our marriage is I tell her to love Christ more than she loves me and I will love Christ more than I love her and then I can be the husband she needs and she can be the wife I need her to be. Little things in our relationship mean a lot. She works later than I do so I cook for her She loves that. The little things will add up to big things and the more little things I do the more she will listen when I say “Honey you need to read you bible more” and she does I write her morning devotions I know her more that some one who wrote a book of devotions I know her spiritual needs. As she knows mine. Marriage is a holy divine institute ordained by God. It is a picture of the church with Christ being the head of the church. So the Husband is the head of the home. Some men are so hen-pecked they roost on the bed post at night. Listen don’t be mean Love your wife like Christ loved the church and she will love you for it and harmony will be in the home. “Marriage is Holy” please don’t take it lightly, I really hope my rambling helps in some small way. God Bless each of you. Soon I will write

” How to keep the Love in Marriage” until then try and try some more. God bless

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Helps for hurting and discouraged people


In today’s world there is much turmoil and discouragement and many cases chaos on every corner. We pay attention to the news media and a lot of the time it is showing us tragedy and chaos in our country and others, and that in it self is striking fear in lots of people, and fear is the cause of many problems anxiety and numerous other problems to many to mention, but fear can cause anxiety with the economic problems and joblessness on every corner it is discouraging. That is why we need to look for help from above, we can’t look to the government to help us every time we need it, but we can look to the Lord Jesus Christ. Most problems stem from the spiritual realm, believe it or not. If we could get our selves right spiritually we could overcome some of our problems mentally.

When I was down at my lowest point in my life, my friend gave me a bible verse that helps me today John 8:36 “If the son therefore shall make you free ye shall be free indeed.” and there is a lot of truth in that it helped me and if I can be helped by it I want to help others with biblical truths also. Some folks don’t believe in the bible that is OK but that is the only way I know how to help people and it has worked for 9 years for lots of people with countless problems. I have counseled many people in 9 years some times 2-3 a day and the majority of there problems stem from the spiritual realm. I am not an expert on these things all I know is what I have seen and heard, from people in real life situations, counselors often put band- aids on peoples problems in stead of getting to the root of there problems of course I counsel for free and others I hate to say it but have people come back for money. Please don’t be offended.

I want to help you if your discouraged I have some things I have picked up along the way that may help you, if you are facing discouraging times I wish I could listen to you but I will give you what I have.

People need Hope we all need hope and Jesus in John 14:1-27 gives his disciples hope in this perilous time in there life. If you are familiar with the story, Jesus and his disciples were in the upper room some call it the “The Last Supper” He was telling them of the things to come in the near future. I love the first expression he gave them. “Let not your hearts be troubled” , Six simple words offered Hope in a hopeless time, he told them he was getting ready to die.

These men had been with him for 3 years they had become close to him and they heard the devastating news  of his death sentence. Yes there hearts were troubled, they were heavy with sorrow and burdened with grief but even in the hour of his greatest trial Jesus still loved them and tried to comfort him this seems odd, they should have comforted him but he comforted them. It would be imposable to cover the whole chapter but lets look at some important things that Jesus  comforted his men and you and I can find comfort from this very lesson also. I ask you to open you heart now and let thin in. “prayerfully”.

As I said we live in an hour of great uncertainty for many in today’s time there are many uncertain futures and many troubled hearts all around us there are hurting people some hide it pretty well but believe me they are hurting I have a motto “Every one is hurting in some way”. Look with me at some places where Jesus offered Hople.

In this passage Jesus tells them “There is hope for tomorrow”. (Paraphrased) He tells them he is going to prepare a place for them so soon they could join him. If your like me Heaven will be my home one day. We have greater days to look forward to.God Bless you I will continue and edit more and shorten But I have a lot more to say,I will finish this tonight or this week end, God Bless and Look up

“casting  all your cares upon him for he careth for you.