My hobby…magnified! LOL

  

I find joy in seeing the world as He does…

I seek to be Kingdom minded…

 To set my eyes on eternal things…

Things that last forever…

Things that please my Father…

Too many of us are consumed with the worries of this world…

And we fail to see the Light that He is shining before us…

My dear friends, don’t waste your cares on “fixing” everything. Allow Him to move and shake you, refine you and break you, mold you and make you…Look what He has done with His creation!

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An Abolitionist Speaks…

Our nation is no stranger to divisive debates over which human beings deserve basic human rights. But ultimately, history always sides with those who defend the unalienable rights made plain in the Declaration of Independence: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. Personhood is defined as the condition of being a person who is an individual with inalienable rights.

– In 1823, Native Americans were denied rights to own property. The Supreme Court ruled that the tribes of Indians inhabiting this country were fierce savages whose occupation was war.

– In 1857, Black Americans were denied rights. The Supreme Court stated “It is the opinion of this court that slaves and their descendants have no rights which the white man is bound to respect. The Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit.”

– In 1927, persons with disabilities were denied rights. The courts affirmed forced sterilization of the intellectually disabled. The Supreme Court had this to say: “It is better for all the world if society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

– In 1973, the pre-born were denied rights. The US Supreme Court stated that the word “person” does not include the unborn and they legalized the killing of pre-born children.

Over time, the rights of all of these groups of people have been restored…except one.
-In 1879, Native Americans were recognized as persons under the federal law.
-In 1865, 1868, The 13th and 14th Amendments end slavery and establish full citizenship of Black Americans.
-In 1981, forced sterilization of persons with disabilities ends.

Imagine, if those who are on disability for depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety, ADHD…what if no one had stood up for your rights?

WHEN WILL THE PERSONHOOD OF ALL PRE-BORN CHILDREN BE RECOGNIZED BY THE LAW ?

Let’s go to school:

Rights: anything that accords with the principles of legal or moral justice
Moral:
founded on the fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on legalities, enactment, or custom
Principles:
a general and fundamental truth that may be used in deciding conduct or choice
Fundamental:
being a primary source
Decide:
to make a judgment or determine a preference; come
to a conclusion.

Conduct:
The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality.

The Word of God settles all of this: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life…” ~ Jesus Christ, (John 14:6)
These principles, rights, and fundamentals that the world is claiming they have to choose are non- existent. The primary source of Truth (fundamental) is Jesus Christ. The principle (fundamental truth) used to make a judgment (decide) on the way a person acts (conduct) is the Word of God. Period. All other is opinion and definitely not fundamental, moral (refer to definition above) or principle. #Campaign4Life #FundamentalRighttoLife

 I say: If you are not pro-LIFE, then you must be pro-DEATH. The only choice that you have regarding the child in your womb is life or death. There is no other option. If you believe that a person should have the “choice” whether or not to kill their baby…why stop in the womb?

Let’s picture this scenario…I think I can handle it (whereas you abort because you can’t) so I decide to “choose” life. Once I birth my baby, I decide that I can’t handle it. So, now I want to kill my baby. Do I still have the same choice that you gave me when the baby was in my womb? Why is it different now? The circumstances are the same…I can’t do this, I can’t afford this, I am not married, the father is not in the baby’s life, I don’t have a job, I am in school, I have plans, I, I, I…me me me…Why does the method matter? Does giving a fork to a cannibal make murder civilized and polite?

Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! ~ Deuteronomy 30:19

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Planned Parenthood just released their new annual report. CHECK THIS OUT! Here is what YOUR tax dollars paid for…YEP! Federal funding. Are you okay with this? I would LOVE to hear from you:

During fiscal year 2011-2012, Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer funding2 in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements. Taxpayer funding consists of 45%3 of Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue.

In 2011, Planned Parenthood performed a record high 333,964 abortions.

Over the past three reported years (2009-2011), Planned Parenthood has performed nearly one million abortions (995,687).

Planned Parenthood reported a total of three million clients in 2011, meaning that 11% of all Planned Parenthood clients received an abortion.

In 2011, abortions made up 92% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 7% (28,674) and 0.6% (2,300), respectively. For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 145 abortions.

Cancer screening & prevention services and contraceptive services provided by Planned Parenthood continue to drop. Contraceptive services have dropped by 12% since 2009, and cancer screening & prevention services have dropped by 29%.

Planned Parenthood (a NONPROFIT organization) reported $87.4 million in excess revenue, and more than $1.2 billion in net assets.

92% OF PREGNANT WOMEN GOING INTO PLANNED PARENTHOOD GET ABORTIONS! Our Save A Baby Days are effective and crucial. Please, consider coming out with us. We MUST end this tragedy. We are killing the future! We have blood on our hands!

“Your hands are the hands of murderers, and your fingers are filthy with sin.” ~ Isaiah 59:3

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Consider this scenario:
This dog is pregnant with puppies. She’s still a baby herself. It was some stray who came in the fence and got her pregnant and just ran off. What do you think: should I just take a vacuum and suck those little puppies right out of her since she can’t really take care of them and she didn’t ask to be pregnant, it’s just not a good time for me to be taking care of a bunch of puppies…

Sad but true…this world has more compassion for a dog than a baby. This is the justification for abortion made by politicians, Christians, and many others. “It’s only okay in cases of incest or rape” which account for less than 1% of abortions. Is it okay to do it to that dog? Why is it okay to do it to a baby?  This stinking commercial makes me ANGRY!!!  Insert baby here :

Many of you know that I lead an outreach in Houston at Planned Parenthood, 4600 Gulfport Freeway at least twice a month, often times more.  Here are some of the testimonies to the Power of the Name of Jesus:
: God opened Jamisha and Jeremy’s heart today and they listened as we shared the Truth with them and offered them the services of the mobile crisis pregnancy center. Jamisha had an ultrasound in Planned Parenthood today and made an appointment for an abortion…BUT GOD! We encouraged her and lead her to the pregnancy center where she had another ultrasound, explanation and description of what she saw, she was comforted and her questions were heard and answered. She was given the Truth and all of her options. We spoke with her after she came out and she gave us a thumbs up! *tears* We took her and Jeremy to lunch to celebrate Life!
: We were able to pray with multiple women and couples and God used us to save 3 babies and plant seed.  We were able to pray with a woman who told us “I have already made my decision.”  After we prayed, her heart opened. She is married and has 2 other children, a 5 month old and a 2 year old and she said that this is too hard for her.  She has been pregnant and nursing for 2 years.  We offered this to her: I first asked if she had a relationship with Jesus Christ and she said yes she does but that her husband is Muslim.  So I began to remind her what Jesus went through to offer us Life, which far exceeds anything we must endure to bring life into this world.  I said if you make this choice today and you have this abortion and something happens (as it is possible) and you die, where do you think you will go?  She said, “Hell”.  Her eyes welled up with tears and we told her that God gives us a choice between life and death.  If we do not tell you the truth today, then we are not fulfilling our duty to Christ.  I said, “Go home and tell your husband. He will be elated.  This fruit of your womb is a gift from God, a treasure.  He makes no mistakes and He must trust you if He has placed the baby with you.” She smiled and said “Yes! I will tell him.”  I gave her my number and I took hers.  She lives in Cypress.  We invited her to life group tonight and she came with her children. I have a lot of faith…but this #SaveABabyDay just sent me through the roof. I know we are doing this for a greater cause, but these “small” miracles that happen make it worthwhile. Bisi was the first woman that we prayed with yesterday. She told me she had “already made her decision”. BUT GOD! Amen! Jesus!
Thank You Jesus for cleansing us and making us vessels fit for use. Thank You for shining Your light through us that it may reflect Your goodness and kindness, mercy and compassion on a hurting and dying world. Stay tuned, Houston. The gates of hell are being closed, we are plundering the depths and populating heaven.
: Save the baby Houston was great today! Got to pray with a couple and share Gods love with them. The Woman’s name was Morgan and she pulled out of the clinic parked on the side of the road and began to cry in her car. I knocked on her window and asked if she needed to talk, at first she was not interested and I asked if I could just pray for her. She rolled down her window and we began to talk, she had just came from having a not so clear ultrasound and was scheduled for an abortion on Monday. We talked and I prayed with her and her boyfriend, after praying with her she said their is no way she could do it. One of many baby’s saved!
We were able to pray with Alyssa, a 17 year old young woman and her mother after she had her abortion.  We met her when she came out of the clinic.  We comforted her, did not condemn her, and offered her the opportunity to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  She was led to the Lord today! We contacted her afterward and she expressed how the time that we spent with her today meant so much and she was grateful.
:: Just to update everyone, We had 2 salvations, prayed with several people, 1 couple did not go into the Planned Parenthood Parking lot, but instead went to the Coalition For Life’s Mobile Help Center. There were many different groups out today, But we made an impact on even them, because we Opened our Mouth and were not just there to be a bystander. Many seeds were planted and now we need to continue to pray that the Holy Spirit will water that seed. God is moving! AND, a soon to be mother has definitely decided against abortion and has chosen LIFE for her baby. Praise God!
: Jessica was not ready for another baby. God had other plans. She was at Planned Parenthood for a pregnancy test and an abortion. We were able to counsel her with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, reminding her that her decision is not to be based on her feelings which change drastically but on what is right in the eyes of the Lord, which never changes. She admitted to believing in Jesus. She has 2 children and she is married. She’s had an abortion before and I asked her what she thought: is a baby a baby at conception? She didn’t think so until I told her that the heart beats at 22 days pumping blood through the body and Life is in the Blood. Once she went into the mobile crisis pregnancy center in front of the clinic, had her confirmation pregnancy test and saw her baby on a 46 inch screen ultrasound monitor…she chose LIFE! She said “Man, I had plans for the next year but all that has changed.” I reminded her that we can make plans, but He has a plan and purpose for us and He prevails. I told her that she has gifts that she has never opened but now is the time! We also prayed with her aunt who is an alcoholic and has pancreatic cancer. SHE called US over to her and wanted counsel. PRAISE JESUS! To God be the glory!
Many of us speak out of love that flows from a changed heart. Oftentimes I have found that people make a decision for abortion because they feel they have no other option, not because they want to kill their baby. What I would like to offer is the one choice that impacts eternity: the choice between life and death, prosperity and disaster, blessings and curses. I truly care about people with a heart that has been arrested with the love of Jesus Christ. I have been there myself and NO ONE stood up for the truth when I was faced with this decision, this sin in my life, no one was there to offer me love or any hope…only complacency and indifference. I have chosen to be the one thing for others that I did not have in my life when I faced many of the terrible decisions that I made: a voice of Truth. I will not apologize for that.
These are the words of my dear warrior sister, Delena:
A young girl had 3 kids by the time she was 17… 2 of which were a product of her fathers sexual abuse. She had her 1st one a month after she turned 13 years old…
Once out of her fathers home she got pregnant again through her own promiscuity and regretfully had an abortion. As an adult… A mighty woman of Christ who has forgiven he who murdered her innocence as well as been forgiven for MURDERING the innocence of life that who was meant to be stewarded in her womb… She stands now and says she’d rather bare the memory of birthing 2 children of incest than ever kill a life. There is NO excuse to abort a life that we are merely stewards of. Death is death… Murder is murder. Capital punishment? Abortion? Its all sin! I stand now and say we must be the voice of the ones who have none yet. I CAMPAIGN FOR LIFE!
And Stephanie, my other warrior chica:
I speak up against abortion because I once lived with the regret of having one. I had a choice to do it or not do it but at the time I felt like the only choice I had was to do it. I felt I had no choice because everyone around me was telling me that I needed to do it, I was just hoping someone would speak up and tell me otherwise. I was 20 yrs old and he/she would’ve been my third child born around this month. He/She would be turning 3 yrs old and I would have another beautiful little life running around. It broke my heart to do it all I could do was cry. I couldn’t believe the choice I was making, to end a life to please my own. I lived with the regret that was killing me every day of my life. Once I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and asked Him to take the wheel in my life I repented of that selfish decision I made. I know Jesus has forgiven me and made me new and I can live guilt free. The memory of the baby I could’ve had will never leave my mind and I wish I would’ve made a different choice but if you’re thinking about doing it because you feel alone or like you have no choice think about this.. It is a life God is trusting you with, a gift that He is giving you to show you His unconditional love. Dont choose to live with regret and another heart break. Choose LIFE it’s the best gift you’ll ever receive.
 
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There were approximately 2.5 million deaths in the USA in 2011. The leading reported cause of death was heart disease with cancer coming in close second. There were over 1.5 million abortions in 2011. These deaths are NOT included in the number of deaths in the USA. So statistically, the womb is the most dangerous place to live in America. We shouldn’t be concerning ourselves with cholesterol levels and cancer prevention, gun control and weight loss. WE NEED REVIVAL and a MORAL REVOLUTION! What are we doing?
Are we so cold that we warm our hands by the fire fueled by a culture of death, enjoying the benefits of choice?
A choice implies “options” and “possibilities” and “preferences”…it is a positive noun and we would like to think of our “choice” as a right, not a wrong. A DECISION, on the other hand, is considered FINAL. It is akin to JUDGEMENT and is unchanging. It is secure and steadfast and confident. YOU ARE MAKING A DECISION, NOT A CHOICE!!!
 That baby in your womb is in a perfect environment for growth and nourishment. Just like a caterpillar thinks the world is perfect in its cocoon, and then it becomes a butterfly. Don’t interfere with the divine process.
Did you KNOW…
  • Abortion was a taboo word for much of early 20c., disguised in print as criminal operation (U.S.) or illegal operation (U.K.) Abortion derives from a compound word used in Latin for death and sunsets [snuff out the light so only darkness remains!!!! Satan wins!]. The Latin verb for “to produce and abortion” was ‘abigo’ which literally means “to drive away”…[Shoo fly! Don’t bother me!?!?!? REALLY???]
  • The word ‘fetus’ comes from Latin meaning ‘bringing forth’. Even those of you who argue that “it” is a fetus and not a baby are going against what you are proclaiming. #Doubleminded
  • Pregnant means “with child,” from Latin praegnantem (originally praegnas) “with child,” literally “before birth”.
    Planned Parenthood exploited women in New York City immediately after the September 11th attacks in 2001 by promoting free abortions for two weeks, compounding the grief and pain that New Yorkers were already dealing with. #Evildoers
  • In America’s early years abortion was recognized as a negative phenomenon and an attack on human life. To combat this, early American colonies adopted laws drawn from English common law, which declared abortion prior to quickening (feeling life) a misdemeanor, and after quickening a felony. In 1869, the British Parliament passed the “Offenses Against the Persons Act.” It pushed the felony punishment back to fertilization—the point at which scientific evidence proved life begins. During the same time period, every existing state passed its own law against abortion.

Add to this blog with your comments and facts…get the Word out and the word out. 
Let me know how this post made you feel…are your eyes and ears open?
 
 

That NONE should Perish…

Repeat these basic essentials over and over to God’s people. Warn them before God against pious nitpicking, which chips away at the faith. It just wears everyone out. Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of, laying out the truth plain and simple. Stay clear of pious talk that is only talk. Words are not mere words, you know. If they’re not backed by a godly life, they accumulate as poison in the soul.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:14-17
I know what I believe.  Do you? 
One local church in Houston has this on their website under “who we are” and “what we believe”.  They are not discreet at all in claiming a belief in the elect, as a matter of fact they broadcast it (which I appreciate, knowing that I don’t believe the same)! However, this is contradictory:
We support a world-wide outreach effort, sharing the good news that God loves us through His Son’s death and resurrection, saving ALL who acknowledge their sins and turn to Him in faith
(emphasis added by me)
And then this:
We believe that, in eternity past, God, in His sovereign good pleasure, and not based upon any foreseen merit in them, chose certain people (the elect) to be recipients of eternal salvation. God ensures that the elect come to believe in Christ and their salvation is secure for eternity.
(emphasis added by me)
THIS IS TRUTH:
Romans 3:22 says this:
 The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction” (ESV)
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (NLT)
Matthew 3:8-9:
“Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.”
Mark 2:16-17:

But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?”When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” (NLT)
 
Ephesians 2:18-19

Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us. So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.

Here Paul says, “With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity.” [Ephesians 4:17-19}
This is AFTER he said, “God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.” [Ephesians 1:12-14]

Is the Apostle Paul contradicting himself?!?!? ABSOLUTELY NOT!  He is illustrating my point perfectly…God wants none to perish and He did not “choose” some for salvation and some not.  “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” [2 Peter 3:9]  He gives us FREE WILL, as displayed in that the Gentiles eagerly (willfully) practiced their sin yet when they believed [a willful act] he saves them.  To believe is to accept as true.  We must RESPOND and ACCEPT as true that Jesus died for our sins, was resurrected to give us eternal life. They believed FIRST, and then He seals them with the Holy Spirit.  Believed FIRST and then seals them with the Holy Spirit. Once they believe, Jesus saves their soul and their dead spirit is revived by His breath. 

But if wicked people turn away from all their sins and begin to obey my decrees and do what is just and right, they will surely live and not die. All their past sins will be forgotten, and they will live because of the righteous things they have done. “Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign Lord. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.” ~ Ezekiel 18:21-23 
Let us not forget everyone’s favorite, which truly illustrates what I believe, simply and directly:
 
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

 Thank God that He doesn’t exclude but includes!  I would have so easily been disqualified…what about you?
I would love to hear what you have to say…leave me a comment!

Unloved…

When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, he enabled her to have children, but Rachel could not conceive.” ~ Genesis 29:31

When I read this, it really touched me.  I stopped and began to think of all the ladies that I encounter at Planned Parenthood when I am counseling and praying on the street.  When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved…

We hear of the “unloveable”…I remember the first time I heard that said in church I got mad. I would like to believe that no one is unloveable, but being human, we know that is not true.  Yes, God loves us all…and in my fairy tale, fantasy, perfectly sanctified dreamy land I do too, but that ain’t reality, sister.  I’m a work in progress…

Back to the Word…the Lord saw that Leah was unloved so He enabled her to have children.  Enabled her…[empowered, equipped, permitted, authorized, made possible, qualified]
The Giver of Life…”The Father has life in himself, and he has granted that same life-giving power to his Son.” ~ John 5:26
He worked hard to love her.  He enabled…we see the synonyms for this word…they are all working words.  He loved her by giving her a purpose…someone to love.  He showed her love by having her express it.  He did for her what He did for all of us…He allowed her to conceive…He does the same for each of us by impregnating us with the Holy Spirit the moment we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.  He gives us the Promise, the Giver of Life, He breathes on us and says… “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” ~ John 20:22-23

Why would He enable her to have children because she was unloved?  So that she could know that Love can only come from God…He enabled her to have children, He gives her Love.  The Word tells us that children are a gift, a treasure from God (Psalm 127:3).  


January 21, 2013: Stephanie, Delena, and myself hit the streets in front of Planned Parenthood in hopes of saving babies and souls.  We prayed with many people.  One man is a pimp…he brought 3 young women to the clinic today.  I looked at him intently in his eyes and delivered the hard truth to him.  I told him that there are too many young black men doing what he is doing and we need more black men of God to stand up and make a difference in this nation and change our culture.  He agreed. He said, “It’s hard out here.”  I said, “Are you trying to tell me its hard out here for a pimp?”  He said, “You know!” I told him it’s harder to stand up for righteousness than it is to do what he is doing, what everyone else is doing.  I let him know he is deceived if he thinks that he can’t make a difference, that yes, it IS hard…but all things are possible with Christ who gives us strength.  I told him that I don’t know who his daddy WAS, but I know who his Daddy IS and He can do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever think or imagine in us and through us if we just surrender to Him.  He liked that.  I told him that we will continue to pray for him…His name is William, so please do so!

 We encountered Olga and Junior.  Olga has a hard heart. She claims she doesn’t like kids, doesn’t want kids and is having this abortion.  We spent a lot of time with her and Junior, praying and delivering Truth.  We did what we could do…we prayed over her letting her know that God wants her heart, that He changes the desires of our heart and He will regenerate her heart, making it flesh and full of Love.  We told her about the Cross and why it was necessary.  I told her that Jesus didn’t want to get on that Cross either…even asked God to take the cup of wrath, but it was what was right and necessary.  God wants the same from us.  What is right and necessary.  He makes no mistakes.  He is the Giver of Life.  

Please continue to lift these two up…she has an appointment for her procedure Saturday at 8 am.  Delena and Stephanie are going back to be there, whatever her decision is we will pray for her.

This post may not make much sense to many…but that Scripture (Gen 29:31) is stuck in my Spirit.  More will be revealed…