Isaiah 31

The chapter shows what is implied in Israel going down to Egypt. This is something that has a bit of a context because the Lord did get Israel out of Egypt back in the day and the challenge for Israel was to not go back. Thinking about going back to Egypt was this thing about […]

Isaiah 31

Been reading Jesus Freaks by dc Talk and Voice of the Martyrs

From page 211

Fear is a great foe of persecuted Christians. . ,

Many fear they will have to suffer if they join the underground church. In this secret work, every mistake can be fatal in organizing an underground printing plant or in bringing in Bibles into a Communist Country can result in imprisonment,  torture, and  death.

Therefore, some are fearful to get involved.

Fear is also a decisive hindrance to Christian life in the free world.

We fear we will have to suffer in our family, in our jobs, or in our finances if we obey a commandment of Christ.

We also fear mistakes in life, but the greatest mistake is to fear mistakes.

God’s Word has to be spread, despite mistakes in Christian work. Tragedies might ensue, but they only underscore the importance of spreading the Word of God.

We all have tasks from God. It is better to fulfill them with mistakes than to leave them unfidfilled. Do not fear.

Our models are Christians who have conquered fear.

Richard Wurmbrand

Spent fourteen years in a Communist prison

in Romania between  1948 and 1964

Are You Stewarding Your Gifts Well?

When you think of a gift, what comes to mind? Is it material things like shelter, food, and clothing? Maybe more emotional things like family, health, and salvation? Do you think of just spiritual gifts as the talents and abilities God has given you to serve Him and others such as exhortation, music, or teaching? […]

Are You Stewarding Your Gifts Well?

What is Commonly Reported Among You?

“It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Paul, led of the Holy Spirit, wrote to the Corinthians to address a sin problem. First, we see here that sin […]

What is Commonly Reported Among You?

Realistic Expectations and Changes in Marriage.

In The Midst

Realistic expectations and changes in marriage

Did you know that the person you married is not perfect? If you have not realized it yet, you will soon. That’s okay though because you aren’t either. Sometimes we get married and think that we have married the perfect person and that love is all we need to make this thing work out. Your spouse is perfect for YOU. However, neither of you are perfect humans. Trials will come, tempers will flare, frustrations will occur. If you hold onto unrealistic views of your spouse that they are perfect, the first time there’s a letdown or misunderstanding, you will be heartbroken and can even come to the point of resenting your spouse and questioning your marriage. How you handle these issues is the most important thing to focus on. Remember that while your spouse is not perfect, they love you, and you must communicate…

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Not to brag, but …..

Matthew 6 1-8.

Matthew 6:1-8
[1]Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
[2]Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
[3]But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
[4]That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
[5]And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
[6]But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
[7]But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
[8]Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Our Ministry of Health withdraws its own recent advice to Doctors because it misrepresents Government segregation Policy.

The Govt keep changing the goalposts

Lee Vandervis

Thursday,9 December 2021

Paper Vandervis used often misrepresented: MoH

    ByGrant Miller91468

    1. News
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    Lee VandervisLee Vandervis. PHOTO: ODT FILESA document Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis relied on to argue against Covid-19 vaccine passes was revised by the Ministry of Health because of its use — or misuse — by anti-vaccination groups.

    The ministry had told health professionals in mid-November that, when there was high vaccination coverage, transmission of the disease was “more likely to occur from a vaccinated than an unvaccinated individual”.

    Version 2.0 had no such phrase, although it continued to argue denying access to healthcare on the basis of vaccination status would be unacceptable.

    Cr Vandervis, who was served a trespass notice this week after he tried to attend a council meeting without a vaccine pass, suggested the council had fostered misconceptions about transmission rates and had mischaracterised the Pfizer vaccine’s effectiveness.

    Ministry of Health chief…

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    Crypto coin, is this the new currency of the future?

    I have decided to get into this, yes I know it’s probably a bit late compared to many others.

    But if u have been like me, and hummed & he’d, here’s an opportunity to get a free $25 for giving it a go.

    Use my referral link to sign up for and we both get $25 USD 🙂

    DCC Debt ceiling to be RAISED AGAIN over a Billion$ by another $200 million

    Lee Vandervis

    What has Dunedin got to show for its ballooning debt, other than ballooning rates increases always many times the rate of inflation?
    Ballooning DCC staff numbers? and what else?…/council-set-hoist-borrowing…

    We should promote local businesses, stop the ludicrous spending, stop the $60 million George st/Exchange ‘surface treatments’ which is code for turning the City Centre into another cycleway, stop the $10 million park and ride experiment and the other $10 million for ‘way-finding’ carparks instead of making them, stop colouring our roads, reverse the recent massive increase in DCC staff numbers, and then there are another 100+ ways to save money as below:

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    By Faith, Not Sight

    In The Midst

    Matthew 20:29-34.

    Two blind men are calling out to Jesus as He passes by them.

    These men can’t see. They can’t see the crowd, Jesus, the disciples, or the miracles that Jesus had already performed. They can hear, though. They hear the crowd, and evidently they have heard of Jesus and of the miracles Jesus has performed. They knew exactly who they were calling out to.

    Do you?

    When you are calling out to God in prayer, do you really stop to consider Who it is you are talking to? The Creator of the universe, the One who holds all things in His hands, the One who died for you. The Almighty God that is I AM. THAT is who you are coming before with your requests, needs, and concerns. The One who is able. The Alpha and Omega that has invited you into His throne room for help in…

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    When Satan Came to Eve

    In The Midst

    Genesis 3:1 the serpent shows up. This was Satan, in the form of a serpent, coming with one agenda: to deceive.

    His agenda has not changed. He still seeks to deceive and destroy.

    The first thing he asks puts God’s command in a negative light. “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Essentially, yes, this is what God said. There was ONE tree they were not to eat from. Just one. The way Satan presents this question is as if God is holding out on them. Satan is still doing this, by the way.Twisting what God says to make us think we deserve more, that God is being unfair.

    Verse 2 Eve responds, but she adds to God’s command. She tells Satan they are not to touch the fruit of the tree. This was not true. Adding boundaries to what God says does…

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    5 Reasons Why A Writer Needs Readers

    Yeah, yeah, I know the title implies writers need readers and I believe it is true, even though writing is mostly a solo career. But why do writers need readers? Why writers cannot live solely in their own small bubble? Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash 1) Because writers need outside motivations as well Yes, […]

    5 Reasons Why A Writer Needs Readers

    2021 Goals and Resolutions

    In The Midst

    Are you making plans for 2021 yet?

    Are you ready to put 2020 behind you?

    Are you trying to decide on the new year’s goals and resolutions?

    Planning, preparing, praying, making changes, and seeking growth are ALL wonderful things. I am not against any of that.

    As ready as you may be to leave 2020 behind, if you’re not careful, you’ll spend all of 2021 in a state of comparison. Always comparing 2021 to 2020. This is not where your focus should be. Even worse, we get caught up in comparing ourselves to others.

    Do your New Year’s goals and resolutions sound anything like “keep my home clean like Sarah.” Or “Be a fun mom like Lindsey.” I pray they don’t.

    I am ALL for growth and change. There is NOTHING wrong with that. As long as it’s healthy.

    Getting your focus shifted to Sarah’s home and Lindsey’s parenting is…

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    Been away

    I had taken a break from #WordPress because there was a time that I didn’t understand it.

    We at times take a break from life or from what’s happening in our lives just to get through, it’s our body helping us to deal with life situations.

    We also take a break from God or walk away, those in the church call this back sliding, but really it’s a time that we can’t process something we have seen or heard from man, very rearly is it from something that God has said direct to us that makes us walk away. A classic example of this is Jonah, where Jonah ran away from God. Usually a sermon or a member says something that we disagree with and instead of testing it with God’s word, we just leave Him altogether.

    God wants us to know that although we stray, He is always with us.

    Psalm 23 is a good piece of scripture for this,

    Psalm 23

    The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:1-6