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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a prayer for YOU ♥ ♥

Today a prayer on my heart for you...........

May the LORD continue to bless and keep each of you -- may you continue to daily seek His face, rightly discern His voice, and in loving obedience -- faithfully respond to His Word. 
“May you each grow in His grace and dwell steadfastly between the Temple pillars of His Wisdom and Counsel.  Stand firmly, as a light on a hill -- a beacon in this present age of darkness.
Show yourselves to be true signs and wonders of His Abiding Presence -- illumined lamps for all to see the works of His Grace, Perfection and Glory.
Continue to walk with Him each day of this lifelong journey.  Learn to run this race with faithfulness, diligence and endurance. Seek His Face --- seek a deeper understanding of Who He is, and who you are, in Him. 
Set your focus upon these goals and mark well each milestone as you run in this race. Run with preparedness -- feet shod with the Gospel of His Peace. Run to win! Run to fully achieve the purposes of His Will!  Run with the calling He has placed upon each of your individual lives and stand fast in your respective places of service to your families and to one another.
Let us look to the LORD, with our spiritual eyes, listening with hearing ears and in this moment, take hold of His coming glory and of the promised home He is preparing for His Church. 
Stay safe, warm and comforted -- even in the midst of our daily and personal storms. In all situations and circumstances let’s praise Him -- for He inhabits the praises of His people and in His Presence – there is fullness of joy!
Lets do our best to pray for each other and choose to finish well! May the LORD bless and keep you all faithful and strong in Him! Blessings!  IN HIS PRECIOUS NAME! YESHUA! SON OF GOD!
Mary J

Keep on pursuing love ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪゚・✿.. ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

God’s Heartbeat for Australia and in particular the Mornington Peninsula

God’s Heartbeat for Australia and in particular the Mornington Peninsula

December 2000

From the very beginning of time, when I designed the Peninsula and crafted it’s rolling hills, it’s beautiful beaches and rugged coastline, I carefully and deliberately ordained the generation that would finally take the land and subdue it in My Name.  Just as I chose the timing and calling of Joshua to lead My people into the land of promise, so I have chosen this generation to carry My Glory from Frankston to Portsea and also to the ends of the world.

How many of My people understand and lament the desperate state that the Peninsula is in right now and know the longing in My heart to heal the land.  Your adversary, the devil, has polluted it from one end to the other with arrogance, complacency and cravings for pleasure.  This generation is reaping the consequences for the foolish and rebellious decisions it and previous generations have made under the distorted and deluded notion of “independence”.  Consider the destruction of the family unit, the multitudes being seduced into defacto and adulteress relationships and tragically the scores of innocent children being fed to the wolves of media and peer manipulation and the numerous teenagers herded into drug, alcohol and sexual addictions.

Every morning, I hear the cries of abandoned children as they wake to find mum and/or dad gone, the sobbing of lonely and depressed mothers, the groans of drug addicts as they crave another fix, the swearing and cursing of angry and confused men.  Every day I see the poor and hurting, struggling to survive on their own instincts like mere animals and yet somehow accepting their bruised and battered lives as “normal”.  Many feel trapped in their circumstances and pain and have been contemplating suicide as the only way out.  I tell you the truth, their cries, which have been louder than My people’s prayers, have reached the throne room of Heaven and have gripped My heart.  Surely it is time for Me to act!  How can I restrain Myself any longer?

Who will share my compassion though and be the instrument through whom I pour out My love in this land?  I have searched far and wide and have found few who are standing in the gap, who are walking the extra mile to show this people that the Gospel of My Son Jesus Christ is the answer to these people’s cries. 

How many times have I whispered in your ear church to come aside and pray?  How may times have I convicted you of your selfishness, asked you to encourage and support My disciples, put people on your heart to visit and help?  How many times have you shrugged your shoulders and said “Yeh, I’ll get around to it”?  As quickly as the excuses come flooding to your mind is as quickly as your enemy takes captive another victim to accomplish his hellish will.  You worship me with your lips but your hearts are far from Me.  You are quick to do evil but slow to do good.  You spend more time in front of your television sets, computers, books and magazines than you do in seeking Me and in helping others.  How can you say that you are any different to the world when you share the same passion as they do in worshiping idols made of mens hands - sports such as football and cricket, and entertainment such as music, computer games and videos.  If these things are as harmless as you say, then why are your minds and imaginations constantly filled with such vain and futile thoughts?  Why does your tongue keep uttering perverse and destructive things, longing to boast, gossip and criticise?  And how is it that you are so passionate about these worldly things and yet so lethargic about things close to My heart, like helping the lost and needy? 

To what can I liken My church right now?  I know this is hard to accept, but they are like an adulteress wife who has given her body and soul to another man.  Like a hurt and angry husband, I have watched My loved one being seduced away from Me and into the arms of another.  But despite her wretched behaviour, My love and faithfulness for her will not diminish.  Although there are grounds for a divorce, I shall honour the vows that My lips have spoken - to love her in sickness and in health, for better or for worse.  I will therefore wait patiently for her to come to her senses and make preparations for her return.  And when she does return, great will be the celebration!  I will make sure that the latter days of our relationship far exceed the glories of our courtship days.

Therefore, choose this day whom you will serve.  If it is Me, repent from your wicked ways, forsake your many lovers and return to me with your whole heart.  If not Me, you deserve all that is about to come upon you.  In time you will understand how patient and merciful I have been with you.  But woe to those who still refuse to repent after I shake their lives.  As revealed in My Word, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth before the glorious return of My Son.  Do not be surprised or afraid by what you see and hear, but know and trust your Heavenly Father who will allow these things to happen in order to shake the proud and stubborn larrikinism out of the Australian spirit so that millions will finally bow their knees in surrender to Jesus before that great and terrible day of His judgement. 

Do not be dismayed though My children, for I am also about to release My grace and power throughout this great south land in an unprecedented manner, the likes of which has never been seen before.  The blind shall receive their sight, the deaf shall hear, cripples will leap for joy, the dead will come forth to testify of My majesty and many will revere and believe in the Name of My Son Jesus Christ through whom these miracles are performed.  I do not do this for your sake, but for My holy Name’s sake, which you have dishonored in this land through your apathy.  I will glorify My great name and the kingdom of My Son Jesus Christ, and the nation of Australia will know that I am the Lord God Almighty, when I am honored by you before their eyes.  For I will deliver you from the ravages of sin and bring you close to Me.  Then I will sprinkle you with the washing of My blood, Spirit and Word and you will be clean.  I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.  My appointed leaders will reveal to you My whole counsel and will show you how to walk in My Spirit so as to not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.  I will call forth My apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers from your midst, for their time of preparation and training in My righteousness is almost over.  Many will run to you in that day and ask how and why your are free.  Then you will remember your evil ways and will reserve all honour, all glory and praise to your Saviour.

Soon, Rosebud will be known as a place of revival rather than recreation, Dromana will be renowned for deliverance from sin, Hastings as a haven for healing, Mornington a place of miracles and Frankston a fire place of My Holy Spirit.  For I am about to work a work in this land that will cause every ear to tingle and every heart to tremble.  From the mountains to the valleys, the message of Jesus Christ and His victory at the cross will be proclaimed with great boldness and I will be exalted, as I confirm the truth of My Words in your mouths with astonishing demonstrations of power and mercy.  News of My end time work in this land will spread to every nation of the world and many nations will cry out for Aussie missionaries to be sent to their lands. 

Get ready and get fair dinkum!.  Let him who has an ear, hear what the Spirit says to His church.  Let those who are called to inherit My kingdom believe and obey.  Let those whose works are going to be consumed by fire continue their lifestyle of selfishness.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Exclusive Claims!

Exclusive Claims

God will not share His glory with another.

Isaiah 42:8 I am the Lord; that is My Name! I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols.

There is an exclusivity that God has: He alone is God.

You may have heard it said that all religions lead to the same God; they are just different pathways. That is not true. There are not many Gods; there is only one God. There are not many pathways to God; there is only one way to the Father and that is through His Son, Jesus Christ. This is an exclusive claim and it is truth.

John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

1 John 5:11-12 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Although Jesus is the exclusive way to the Father, the invitation is open for all to receive. I think we would hear Jesus say something like this to the world today:

“I am the only way to My Father but you are all welcome. I invite atheists and Muslims, Buddhists and Satanists...Africans and Americans, Indonesians and and poor, murderers and school teachers, adulterous and happily married...I invite everyone to come to the Father through Me. We love you and we desire a close relationship with you. Come as you are; you are welcome!”

Thursday, September 9, 2010

my favourite PSALM.. we are in the Palm of His Hand..

The Words in this Psalm never cease to lift my heart and remind me HOW GREAT MY GOD IS..
I hope and pray as you read these precious words,  the Holy Spirit will bring a deeper  longing in your heart to KNOW Him more  intimately and to KNOW how much God loves YOU! 


Psalm 139............ 1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
         You understand my thought afar off.
 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
         And are acquainted with all my ways.
 4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
         But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
 5 You have hedged me behind and before,
         And laid Your hand upon me.
 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
         It is high, I cannot attain it.
 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
         Or where can I flee from Your presence?
 8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
         If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
 9 If I take the wings of the morning,
         And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
 10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
         And Your right hand shall hold me.
 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[ on me,”
         Even the night shall be light about me;
 12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
         But the night shines as the day;
         The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
 13 For You formed my inward parts;
         You covered me in my mother’s womb.
 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
         Marvelous are Your works,
         And that my soul knows very well.
 15 My frame was not hidden from You,
         When I was made in secret,
         And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
 16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
         And in Your book they all were written,
         The days fashioned for me,
         When as yet there were none of them.
 17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
         How great is the sum of them!
 18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
         When I awake, I am still with You.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Be Strong in the LORD...

We are instructed to "be strong in the LORD and in the Strength of His Might" (1 Corinth.16:13; Ephesians 1:19; 6:10). We are commanded to "put on the full Armor of God that we may stand firm against the schemes of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11).

We are reminded "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, (carnal men) but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against spiritual "forces" of wickedness in the heavenly places. We are commanded to "take up the whole Armor of God, to resist the evil day, and stand firm" (Ephesians 6:12-13).

Here are some additional thoughts, upon which you may wish to focus, and some actions we, as believers, can do to keep a balanced, eternal perspective, and maintain a state of single-mindedness:

We know, from the Scriptures, He ever lives to intercede for us. (Heb 7:25) He may allow storms, at times, to deepen our trust, our relationship, and our reliance upon Him. We know the Lord has given us His "tools" (His Armor, His Word, His Spirit) to weather such experiences, and that in the midst of the storms, He always responds to our heartfelt cries for help! (Remember, Peter's heartfelt, and "panicky," prayer when he stepped out of the boat!)

We know He has promised to never leave nor forsake us. (Heb 13:5) We know that there is nothing that can separate us from His love. (Ro 8:35-39) These are promises He has provided for each of us. He teaches us to claim these promises and to rightly apply them to our individual circumstances. (2 Tim 2:15) His Word and His promises are, as seeds, to be tended and fully cultivated in our lives.

When we are challenged, we are also admonished to hold fast and to deepen our knowledge of Him. He is our ultimate reality! Stay in His Word! We are to remember that, in times of need, we are to keep Him as the sole focus of our greatest attention and affection. This is to be our "cultivated" response in any trial. We are to "count it all joy." (Ja 1:2-4;12) Why? Because, from the eternal perspective, He is conforming His own children to be a reflection of Himself -- to be a witness to His demonstrated Glory before all Creation. That's a worthy goal for any life!

Let's, also, seriously consider the "storms" the LORD experienced on our behalf. Let's study His faithful responses, and the very character of this Man we are to imitate and faithfully follow. Let's seriously consider some questions as "food for thought" for today:

• What sort of man, ever born of a woman, could or would, willingly take upon Himself the total penalty, reproaches, pain and rightful punishment for the sin of the entire human race? (Isa 53)

• What kind of man would willingly endure the shame, dishonor, taunts, slander and lifelong persecutions of his own family, friends and neighbors, without any form of retributive acts of malice, or offer, even a single word of self-defense in response to such relational breaches? (Ps 69:7-12; Jn 8:13-59)

• What sort of man would willingly endure and identify with the griefs, sorrows, rejection, and forsakenness of "self-serving" men who despised Him, counted Him unworthy, illegitimate -- without any form of esteem or value? (Isa 53:1-12)

• What kind of man would willingly, and boldly confront, the tangible and intangible forces of evil, rebellion and spiritual blindness in this earth with the Word of Truth and the fullness of the enabling power and presence of the Holy Spirit? (Jn 8:44; Mk1:13; 24; Math 4:3-10)

• What kind of man would be so zealous, in love and obedience -- so unselfishly willing to honor, and do the Will of His Father, that He would voluntarily forfeit His own sinless life for those who were helpless, ungodly, sinners; and willful enemies of God? (Jn 8:16;49; Ro 5:6-10)

• What sort of man could be so motivated by His love and faithfulness that He would sacrifice His own Righteous life that the Grace and Truth of God could be poured out, in exchange, for the lives of those so alienated from Himself? (Jn 1:14;17; Ro 3:22;26)

• What sort of Man, is this indeed? Our LORD, Jesus, Christ is His Name -- the True Light of this World. (Jn 8:12;20:31)

Let us consider Him -- the Author and Developer of our faith. (Heb 12:2) Let us consider the Eternal and High Priest of our profession --the Mediator of the New, Everlasting Covenant. (Heb 8:1;9:15) Let us consider the eternal results of His Shed Blood.(Heb 9:26; Heb 10:12)

Let us consider the scope and ultimate aims of this Man's achievements -- not just the perfecting of our lives, but consider Him, now seated at the right Hand of the Throne of the Universe, and on our behalf. (Heb 1:3;13;8:1) This is the "meat" of His Word, and given to the spiritually mature. (Heb 5:14)

Let us consider the Kingdom Age to come, when He will reign, until, He has put all enemies under His feet. Let us consider the "eternal moment" when He submits Himself, and His Kingdom, to the "Father of Spirits" that God may be all in all. (1 Cor 15:24-28)

Weathering our daily storms, or even those on the horizon, are often His best, "teaching" moments. What we learn from these moments can reveal the measure of Christ's life and character development in us. We may often need to ask ourselves -- what kind of spiritual fruit are we allowing Him to produce for His Kingdom and to what extent? Let's remember, many of the storms we encounter are for our benefit -- "learning seasons" --- to deepen our relationship with Him, and to consider the treasures of our full inheritance in Him.

This a critical season to remember we must not, willingly, forfeit any portion of our eternal rewards in Him. Let's not ever forget Him, or what He's done, and is doing for, and in us. Let's keep Him, the primary focus, in each of our lives! Let us consider Him, His character -- His achievements -- His plan of Redemption. I can't even begin to grasp the scope of such plan!

Even with our limited understandings -- there is the hope of something much greater planned for us, and a perspective far beyond what we what we can now see. Therefore, let us remember -- the very essence of our lives and our greatest source of hope is in Him!

Let us magnify the significance of His achievements, learn to imitate and focus upon Him. (especially in the midst of our storms) Let us bear witness to His Preeminence and the demonstrated fullness of His Glory. Let us, forever, praise and exalt the Majesty of His Holy Name! Amen!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hi! Life! what an amazing journey... I jsut want to start by sharing a little about my journey..
I grew up in Corfu, Greece.. A beautiful island.. We moved to Australia when I was 9.. I didn't lose that feeling of 'being' lost for several years.. It led my to search for the truth of why am I here? is there a God?..

This journey lasted for almost 15 years! I travelled to other countries looking... I read whatever I could, did every course available, became a  yoga and kung fu student for several years.. and the list really goes on and on!!! the emptiness in my soul, in my heart was getting bigger though! I had no peace! I had no joy! I was still very desperate to have fulfillment.. So I kept persuing the latest spiritual craze whatever it was then!

12 years ago, the God of the universe who had been calling me by my name became real to me! I responded to His message to me.. to what Jesus of Nazareth said.. "I am the way, the truth and the life".. noone comes to the Father but by Me..

Truth is, my life changed! from the iside out.. God began to transform me from the inside out.. the 'hole' in my heart started to fill with hope, peace and love.. My cup has been overflowing!
Today, I still seek Him! I still need to empty myself of 'self' and allow His life and love to fill my being.. the difference is now I have become 'alive'.. I heard once someone say, Jesus didn't come to make bad men good, He came to made dead men alive.. I totally get this today! I am alive from the depth of my being, excitied to be God's beloved and filled with hope for the future...

Looking forward to sharing my journey with you :-) xxx