Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I Am Listening to the New Living Translation Audio Bible

As an artist, my hands are generally busy creating. Something that I
find valuable is listening to audio Bibles. I know before I was talking about the whole, "which english translation is best," debate and the King James was winning out at the time. But since then, I am here to say that as of now, I believe God has provided His preserved perfect Word. Regardless of the translation, as long as they all have the same heart or meaning, then it is good to read. English wasn't even around when the earliest Biblical manuscripts were penned by God through men. So I have given up the battle and all the anxiety that was stirring within, worrying about doing the right thing. It is great to read the KJV, if you can understand it. But, so are many other (not all) translations. In fact the one I am about to share, the New Living Translation, apparently is a paraphrase. So even though I love the flow of words and ease of comprehension, I know I need to keep it next to a literal or official translation. In fact if I really want to dig deep, a good idea, I use www.blueletterbible.com. The have all kinds of translations along with Greek and Hebrew lexicons and Strongs concordance. Then we can look up the meanings of words in the original language. 

I know some will not be too happy hearing that the KJV only debate is no longer a debate for me, but that is okay. It is between each of us and God. In fact, what came to mind a few weeks ago, to help affirm my latest conclusions was about how the Word was God ...
[Jhn 1:1-2 KJV] 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.

To me, Iit became clear that God's Word is God Himself, the paper on which it is written isn't more important that the heart of God's Words, the meaning of His Words to us. That His Word is more about the Spirit of His Word. There are far more languages that Old English, and therefore I trust that God makes sure all who want, can read His perfect, preserved Word. I do warn about some of the newest "Bibles" that are totally removing genders and making God a "She" as well as removing any references to homosexuality being sinful. We are warned about false teaching. 

On that note, here is a new NLT dramatized audio Bible I am listening to, while I work. Thought you might be interested. There are also audio bibles on the Blue Letter Bible website.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Walking, Way Overrated: I've Got Questions Update on Nick Vujcic

Remember Nick? Check out the link at the bottom to meet him and his newest family members!
Nick Vujcic - Meet his newest family member!
Walking, Way Overrated: I've Got Questions Update on Nick Vujcic: Congratulations Vujcic Family! Ever meet Nick Vujcic? Well, we haven't either but, in this virtual age, it feels like we get to meet...

Friday, December 4, 2015

Crystals? No, Just Rocks..

illustrated by Anita Berglund 2015

[2Co 11:2-4 KJV] 2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him].

We always want to hear/watch videos from Christians who follow Bible based teaching, and who have a heart for sharing the Gospel and being Biblical Watchmen, warning of false doctrines and teachers and such. We have witnessed too many vulnerable people accept false teachers and be lead astray. So easy to trust and follow the words of humans instead of listening to or reading God's perfect Word. Searching out like minded brothers and sisters in Christ is how we discovered the following two  Channels.  Of course,  we all must always make sure that we hold up all words/teachings from Christians, with what God's Word says, the Bible.
That being said, I just wanted to share the next couple of videos that address a famous seventeen year old's recent interview about his new age, scientific, and mystical philosophies.  Apparently believing he may be a modern day "prophet" of sorts and even hopes for a spiritual following as he writes articles  for a popular publication. This poor young man says he is in communication with other dimensions and galaxies (my paraphrase). According to what we learned from the videos, he is also into another new age practice, believing in the power of "Healing Crystals." 
Please know that the word prophet, when used outside of God's Word, is in no way meaning a Biblically based true prophet. 

This young man's words are what prompted the videos we are about to watch from Gonz and Mario.  Because of God's Word, we know that "communications" from unseen realms or dimensions, are deceiving spirits, not aliens, dead loved ones, sages, gurus or whatever other's may believe. If the words, ideologies and such are contrary to Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God, flee from such deception. Jesus said...
[Matthew 12:30 KJV] 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.  
Those voices or "communications" can easily lead spiritually hungry, vulnerable naive individuals, down a darkened path.  Before we go any further let's look at....
 Gonz Shimura's Video, from his YouTube Channel  called Face Like the Sun.....

Clearly, as Gonz mentioned God gives us the choice to follow Him or not.   It is perfectly normal to search and hunger for the meaning and purpose of our existence, having a deep spiritual void within us that only Jesus Christ can fill. We pray that as He answered our heart's cries and countless other through history, that Jaden's eyes will see what is True and flee from the one who seeks to lead him down a path of deception. The road to destruction is wide and easy to go down, the way of Christ's Truth is a narrow challenging one. But worth every struggle, every challenge because He is ALL we need. When we are born again in the spirit, we are blessed and sealed with the Holy Spirit, God living in us. (Just to clarify, contrary to the false teachers in the Word Faith Movement, in NO way do we become little gods) We are given God's Holy Spirit to  equip us with all we need to stay on the narrow road.

[Jhn 14:26 KJV] 26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
[2Co 3:17-18 KJV] 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.
[1Jo 5:6-8 KJV] 6 This is he that came by water and blood, [even] Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
[Jhn 1:14 KJV] 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Leaving us with deep, life changing peace no matter what happens around us.
[Phl 1:6 KJV] 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:
Here Is Another video on the same topic from another concerned Christian YouTuber called Vigilant Christian,  Mario, a fellow Canadian.

We know this young man has no idea that what he believes is happening to him is dangerous for him and for all who may follow. We leave with the following Scriptures reminding us how critical it is to test all spirits to make sure they are from God's Truth. The enemy of our souls really is a wolf dressed in sheep clothing...

[Mat 24:24-25 KJV] 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before.
Scripture Reminders and Warnings...
[2Pe 2:1-11, 18-21 KJV] 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an overthrow, making [them] an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] unlawful deeds;) 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. ... 18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

[Mar 13:22-27 KJV] 22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were]
possible, even the elect. 23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. 24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

[Psa 119:128, 134-135, 140-144, 146-151, 155-156, 160, 162-163, 166-168, 174-176 KJV] 128 Therefore I esteem all [thy] precepts [concerning] all [things to be] right; [and] I hate every false way. ... 134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. ... 140 Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 141 I [am] small and despised: [yet] do not I forget thy precepts. 142 Thy righteousness [is] an everlasting righteousness, and thy law [is] the truth. 143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights. 144 The righteousness of thy testimonies [is] everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. ... 146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. 148 Mine eyes prevent the [night] watches, that I might meditate in thy word. 149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment. 150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. 151 Thou [art] near, O LORD; and all thy commandments [are] truth. ... 155 Salvation [is] far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. 156 Great [are] thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments. ... 160 Thy word [is] true [from] the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments [endureth] for ever. ... 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor lying: [but] thy law do I love. ... 166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. 167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways [are] before thee. ... 174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law [is] my delight. 175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Be Encouraged and Put On the Full Armour of God and Stand Firm in His Power.
If you are struggling, have questions, thoughts or opinions, feel free to leave comments below. 

We really do have a Sure Hope!

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

This Is NOT Where I Belong...

This world is not my home, I am just passing through...I believe that is an old hymn I remember, sort of. All I know is as far back as I can remember, even before I knew why we were put on this earth, I just didn't feel "at home" in this world. Didn't know what it was all about then. But once I knew, an incredible peace flooded my soul and has been there ever since. If you are struggling with fear,
especially in light of what we face more with life changing world events. I remember how scared I was back as a teen in the late 70s. The nuclear bomb threat, cold war and all that left me paralyzed with fear at times. Back then I didn't know Jesus. Whenever I hear about the latest terrorist attack or horrible crime or disaster, my mind goes back to those days and I think about how afraid young people must be. That is, young people who were like me - not knowing Jesus and the Truth of God's Word. 
His Truth is just as real and alive as the day He had it penned. I am encouraged that this world really isn't our true Home. I am encouraged as I am reminded in His Word ....

[2Co 5:1-11 KJV] 1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing [is] God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad. 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

[Phl 1:21-23 KJV] 21 For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain. 22 But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
[Jhn 17:14-17 KJV] 14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
[Heb 11:13-16 KJV] 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

[1Jo 2:15-17 KJV] 15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
[2Co 4:16-18 KJV] 16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.
[Rom 8:18, 21-22, 24-25 KJV] 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us. ... 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. ... 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25 But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it].

[2Co 4:8-10 KJV] 8 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Hope you too will be encouraged. No matter what happens, we have A Sure Hope and we need to not hide His Light under that bushel. I remember Christians who reached out to me way back then, and even though I didn't "see" the Truth immediately, the Seeds were planted. Looking back, it all makes sense and I am thankful to God for saving my life...for never giving up on me. He loves you, cry out to Him - focus on Heavenly thoughts.

See You In A Little While... Steven Curtis Chapman
As we are reminded about where our real home is, and fix our eyes Heavenward.  I just discovered this new Steven Curtis Chapman song for his dear Grandma who is in her real home...that he will see her in a little while. 
See you later, not good bye.

Hang on tight to Jesus, The Author and Perfecter of our faith. He is our Sure Hope.

[Heb 13:20-21 KJV] 20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

My Help Cometh From The Lord....Be Encouraged.

Note: This started out to be a short post to share a new song I was inspired by. As I wrote, a lot more poured out onto my screen....So don't forget to check out the song at the bottom!
  by Anita Berglund 2015

When I was a wee girl, I battled with fear a lot. I remember pleading with my Dad to promise me that we'd never have tornadoes, hurricanes, world war 3, earthquakes and such. Being my Daddy, he reassured me none of that would happen. Here I am 49 and still, none of those events have happened ( where we live that is.) Thanks to my Heavenly Father, Who loved me through my earthly Daddy, promising things that he actually had no control over, but loved me so much, he knew what I needed to hear that to have peace in my wee mind.
Today I am reminded how much I need to depend upon my Heavenly Father always. Not trying to have things figured out on my own. But, God, my Father knows all things. Years ago, I learned that my dear Dad can't stop bad things from happening to me, no matter how much he may have wanted to. Even now, four decades later, I long at times, to be able to run to my earthly Dad for reassuring promises of safety. I know he can't, no human can. 
But, yay, God blessed me with discovering that His Protective, Sovereign Hand, has been on my entire life. That includes dark times and times when I never even knew Him. He knew me and He knows you. 
He does not promise an earthquake free life, but He does promise that He is our Rock and our Refuge. 
God's Word says:
[Rom 8:28, 31, 35-39 KJV] 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. ... 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us? ... 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We can turn to Him all the time, no matter what. Bad things may happen, we are in a sin sick world, but we can have peace in that storm or earthquake. Not that I am free from struggling with temptations to have fear or worries. I just know from God's Word and experience, it is true, God offers us Sure Hope. I am sharing this to encourage any of you who may also struggle with fears and such, as well. We need to know that for every moment of life, He is the ONLY One we can count on and trust implicitly. He knows us better than anyone. He planned us, Psalm 139, knowing how many hairs are even  on our head. 
God blesses me with a wonderful husband who always encourages me to hang on tight to Jesus and not to worry about the things I do, ever! But, if you are as thick headed as I can be, it takes me a lot of trials and errors to learn.  

Loved, But Not Feeling Loved.
My past experience has shown me, that "feelings" can be misleading and untrustworthy. Like how you know you are loved by the Creator of the Universe. He saved us and we have assurance of that, no matter what. And we have our new life, but some days we may not "feel" saved or loved. So selfish I know, but it is a real part of the carnal aspect of our lives, while stuck in the temporal body. We become new creations the minute we believe in Christ, whether we "feel" it or not.
[2Co 5:6, 17 KJV] 6 Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: ... 17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 

But we know the flesh wages war against the new spirit we are given. When we are born again, we are born again spiritually speaking, not carnally speaking. Our brain is still the same old brain, the flesh part. So we need to learn the Truth of how things really are by reading God's infallible Word. Because if we don't, we can easily get yanked and dragged, back down into the old ways of thinking and feeling. As you'll read in the next article, we will be physically renewed, once we leave this carnal state. Until then...

[Gal 5:1, 16-25 KJV] 1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. ... 16 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

New Files, New Feelings...
Yes feelings, in my personal opinion, can impact us for best or worst. It is the battleground for our enemy and I battle my own self with wrong thoughts and feelings daily. When we are born again, we have new life, but the grey matter remains, thoughts, memories and all. It needs to be rebooted, upgraded...cleaned out, the junk files deleted and the Truth files inputted. If we don't replace the "old ways" we believe, we will be tossed to an fro and suffer unnecessary torment. Just saying, based on what I am learning... 
[Rom 12:2 KJV] 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Choices and Learning
The icky feelings I struggle with, like at present - no, not enjoying them at all. Feels like being between two walls, moving in slowly to squish you. Ever seen the original Star Wars Movie? Okay, I know, not related at all, but those walls...same idea??? Squishing, compressing, squeezing....fear of impending doom, that was what Luke, Leah and Hans were facing if they didn't get out of that cesspool. Was Chewie there too? Shame on me, can't remember.

All I know, is that how I have been "feeling" lately, has been something I haven't experienced before, not this intense. I know it isn't from God. Such destructive thoughts and fears are an attempt from the enemy to render us helpless, faithless, distracted and self consumed. So instead of reaching out to God, the very One that can rescue us, we can get swallowed up in lies. Even though I share this to encourage others, I write it to help myself to understand what is going on at this moment.

Icky-ness - (For Lack Of A Better Word)
 When we feel unwarranted dark thoughts, or even general "icky-ness" firstly, ask God if He is trying to show you something. We
may need to confess and repent of a sin or something. Or maybe, God is warning us about something. Of course reading God's Word and praying, always as important as sleeping and nutrition. Even more so actually. 
If nothing changes and it isn't passing or even worsening, always ask those you trust to pray for you and focus on God's Truth. Seek Him always, icky or not.
Always remember, the spiritual battle 24/7, a war that rages on in the heavenly realms.

[Eph 6:12 KJV] 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

And be not afraid. Fear and worry, that is what I battle most. Do you? Be encouraged...Sorry this article was a tad "bouncy," but it's real. That's where my head is at this moment. So much to learn, so little time.

[1Jo 4:18 KJV] 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
[Deu 31:6 KJV] 6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
[Mat 6:25-27 KJV] 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
[Jhn 14:26-27 KJV] 26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
[Psa 121:1-8 KJV] 1 [[A Song of degrees.]] I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD [is] thy keeper: the LORD [is] thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Let's end with a song I was blessed by hearing earlier today.

A Song To Share...
From For King And Country - Shoulders

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Check Out This Interview...Q&A Sept 2nd 2015 With Ron Matsen and Chuck Missler

We have always benefitted from listening to the Biblical wisdom of Chuck Missler. Here is the most recent video, I could find.

A Bergie Creation: Creative Inspiration Contest / Give Away

Check out My First Contest Giveaway!!
Hi. Just wanted to share what I am doing in other parts of my life besides this blog. I also make handmade jewelry, run an online shop on Etsy, 3 other blogs and a You Tube Channel. So thought it would be good to share the link to my first ever jewelry give away contest event!

Details here: A Bergie Creation: Creative Inspiration Contest / Give Away: Ever Contest Give Away!!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Christians and Halloween And Hear From An Ex Witch

More than twenty years ago when I first became a Christian, I never gave October 31st a second
thought. No, I didn't like the death themed decorations and costumes, but it was the time when cute children got to look even cuter in costumes. In fact, I did it as a child and continued trick or treating.
Even after the city I lived in, when I was about 4 or so, had reports of poisoned kiss candies and razor blades in apples. And that was the late 60s, early 70s! Going out begging for candy, continued in our family and later we handed it out. It just meant for some, that you would get your pillow case of goodies x-rayed at the hospital or you would only go to the homes of those you knew. No problem.

When I first believed, Halloween never changed for me. That wasn't until my old church got a new pastor, about a year after I first believed in Jesus Christ. Thankfully, this Pastor had a heart for the Truth and making sure his flock knew it. He passed out pamphlets and hung a poster in our church telling us that October 31st, wasn't what we thought. One line I will never forget on the hand outs was about how there were over 12 satan worshipping cults in the city we lived in. A city with a population of only 120, 000. He said they could be men in business suites, people we would never think of as worshipping satan. The internet wasn't available for research back then. So I trusted what I was told and read a book about the truth behind Halloween, a friend loaned me. Once I knew that October 31st was a "sacred" day to witches, warlocks, satanists, and others, I could never look at it as no big deal again. Our College and Career Bible study group that year, spent the 31st,  praying for the children and such that night. It was a whole new revelation to many of us. Being Christians, it made sense that we wouldn't want anything to do with Halloween, including celebrating it in any form. Thankfully, our pastor didn't even do what some churches do, an alternative to the festivities, such as a Harvest festival. Nope, no acknowledgement at all. In light of what I had learned, I felt impassioned to let others know what I once, didn't know.
Watch this Video:  A Former Witch Speaks about Halloween and Christians

Assuming all Christians who heard the real meaning of Halloween, not just historically, but what  it means today, in 2015...human and animal sacrifices, celebrations of death and evil,  that it is still a "sacred" day to witches, satanists, pagans, and others along the same vein. That they would want to flee from whatever has the appearance of darkness and evil, such as Halloween or All Hallows Eve. Well, not so. Unfortunately, years ago when I did have the internet to share information, I passed on articles and quotes from Christians who wanted people to know the truth of what many of us were still going along with. Instead of silence or positive feedback, some who said they were believers, were very offended by the words I shared, being told Halloween was a celebration of death and such. At that time, I foolishly allowed fear of offending others, to rule over my once open manner of sharing articles on sites like Facebook.

Looking back, I know that I was giving into Satan's strategy in the spiritual realm to intimidate and try to cause Christians to basically keep their mouths shut. In fact, one of the number one statements I have heard from some believers over my 20 plus years of trying to be a Christian watchman, sharing information about topics like Halloween, false prophet/teachers in the name of Christianity, and facts about false religions and cults, has been..."Don't judge, we're not suppose to judge."

That statement is not biblical, in the sense that is and has been used. In fact we are warned in God's Word many many times about testing the spirits to see if they are from God, to warn others, warnings about false teachers and people being lead astray and how we are to tell fellow believers if they are sinning to help them repent...of course we must take the plank out of our own eye before making any judgment calls. In no way do we make judgments about Heaven or Hell, that is God's call. And in no way are we to judge unbelievers and their actions because they don't know any better. But as far as Christian brothers and sisters go, we are accountable to God and each other. Being part of His Body, with Jesus as the Head, we are to admonish, encourage, help each other,  and so much more.
The judgment we are to give is more like a referee call. Not declaring damnation or anything, but making a call if something is right or not. Making a call about a holiday as obviously dark as Halloween. Through others, God helped me to make my call about October 31st, among other "sacred" days of the year. In no way do I look down on anyone who doesn't think like me. I only share this video below and my thoughts because it feels like the right thing to do. You know how when you know something is wrong, but you choose to go along with it anyway. And then God disciplines you, you feel yucky, convicted and just plain not right? Well, by not sharing what I have learned about days like Halloween, I would feel like I compromised again.

What you believe and what you do with information you receive is up to you of course. It is between you and God. I am accountable for every word I say. It just breaks my heart to see the darkness and death surrounding this season, and then to see Christians brush it off and embrace it like it is just another fun holiday. I get that children have no idea and want to join in. But we must protect our children. There is a battle raging on in the spiritual realm.
the battle isn't in the physical but in the unseen world. If you are one who chooses to laugh and ignore anything negative about Halloween. It's your choice. You are loved no matter what. Just please look more closely at the "fruit" Halloween produces...movies, death related decorations and costumes, horror/haunted house tours, all things creepy being celebrated....how can we accept that as children of the Light? Just something to consider.

Watch this Video:  A Former Witch Speaks about Halloween and Christians

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Walking, Way Overrated: I Stand In Awe...

Walking, Way Overrated: I Stand In Awe...: If it wasn't for the Lord Our God, I wouldn't be able to be on this earth. Today, we were watching a debate, while I worked on a po...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Despair To Sure Hope

When I first hear the word Hope, I don’t think about anything "sure" but about a possible
Despair, by Anita Berglund
brighter future. However, when it comes to our Sure Hope in Jesus Christ, the Bible really shows us how He is an absolute Hope, not wishful thinking or positive thoughts. We can rest assure, that He is all we need to live with peace in our hearts no matter what storms may rage around us.

There was a time when I despaired because I had no hope. My life was supposed to end at the age of 20 due to a misdiagnosis of a disability. Terrified of what would come after death and sure that there had to be meaning to life, I let myself sink down low. But, thanks to praying, Christian family members, and the fact that God hears our heart's cry for Truth, He opened my eyes. I was never one to believe in anything just to make me feel better. I had to know if there was an absolute Truth to why we are here. It's a long story, but the bottom line is, God showed me that the Holy Bible really is His infallible Word. An incredible peace flooded my heart and years of fear, sadness and despair lifted like a lead blanket. I went from doubt, to Sure Hope.
Nothing To Lose 
If you are in despair or depressed, searching for the meaning of life...I affirm, based on life experience and God's Word and answer to prayer, that Jesus Christ is our only Hope. He really is the Way, the  Truth and the Life. You have nothing to lose, if you doubt, tell God. He knows our heart and our questions. I learn more every day and know that I can't do one good thing a part from Jesus.
Here are just a few of MANY Bible verses that sooth the sad soul. Open your heart up to Him and let Him show you Truth. There is absolute Truth.
[Act 2:25-27 KJV] 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
[2Co 1:3-12 KJV] 3 Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6 And whether we be afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope of you [is] stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so [shall ye be] also of the consolation. 8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: 10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us]; 11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf. 12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

[Rom 5:1-5 KJV] 1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
[Psa 42:11 KJV] 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, [who is] the health of my countenance, and my God.
[Psa 16:8-11 KJV] 8 I have set the LORD always before me: because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence [is] fulness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore.
[Act 10:36 KJV] 36 The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
[Rom 8:5-6 KJV] 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
[Psa 34:17-19 KJV] 17 [The righteous] cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 18 The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
[1Pe 5:7 KJV] 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
[Jhn 5:24-26 KJV] 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
[Rom 15:13 KJV] 13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
[Rev 21:3-7 KJV] 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
[Psa 31:24 KJV] 24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
[Rom 15:13 KJV] 13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
[Rom 16:20 KJV] 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Truth Research Recommendations: Puritan Pictures

Here is another channel we recommend called: Puritan Pictures by Jared and A Video called 

Truth Research Recommendations: Mike Hoggard

We have a Pastor who has the calling of a Watchman, one who watches and warns God's sheep about dangerous wolves, often those wolves are in sheep's clothing. He likes to prove what is conspiracy fact verses what is conspiracy fiction. We recommend listening to him as well. He has a pile of Pastor Mike Hoggard is his name.
resourceful videos. We have been watching and listening to him for about three or more years now, and can confirm that he is a committed believer, with a heart for the Truth.
DNA AND THE BODY OF CHRIST- by Pastor Mike Hoggard

Real Truth - Conspiracy Fact

Spiritual Warfare Is Real. 
The Bible says toward the end of Ephesians, that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces in the unseen realms and that we are to put on the full armour of God (my paraphrase). To many Christians, the term Spiritual Warfare is something they avoid like the plague. I have even heard someone state that they can't think about it, it scares them to know that demons and such are fighting against Christians. Based on our experience, we know this battle is real and definitely recommend following God's Word in all areas of life. Since His Word says this battle is real, it is real and worth knowing about. No soldier goes into a battle not knowing a thing about their enemy. To walk into a battlefield blind folded, wouldn't be done.

One of those ways that we want to research the strategy of our enemy, is researching the whole Conspiracy theory realm to learn what is fact and what is not. Until we learned about what is really going on in our godless world, we always believed everything we heard from mainstream media, never questioning anything. Once, we began researching and questioning, it became clear that things are not always how they appear to be. That we have been deceived many times trusting the world without asking any questions.

One of the channels we like to listen to is called, Round Saturn's Eye is a You/tube Channel run by a fellow named David Bass. He was once involved with "Hollywood" and after some experiences, he recommitted his life to Jesus Christ. This fellow has deep, intense videos discussing or exposing the meaning behind a lot of things that we still don't know anything about. Some we understand, some we may never understand, and some thoughts we may never really believe. But what matters to us, is that his heart, since committing his life to Christ, is sincerely that those who will listen, will surrender their lives to the Only Sure Hope we have, Jesus Christ. As well, the fact that he teaches about a lot of symbolism and other subjects that are true. David speaks with authority, and a heart for the human race.

If you wish to delve into learning about the meaning of symbols and about secret societies, and other topics you may have never heard about before...learning the details about this spiritual battle and weapons of our, of God's enemy, then please put on the armour of God before you research topics like the truth behind the meaning of symbolism (ever look at the back of and American One Dollar Bill? Or look closely at many logos or branding messages on our favourite products?), and  how there are "anti-Christ" organizations attempting to deceive the masses using techniques to brainwash people by using the media in all it's forms including Hollywood and the music industry.

 The point is, if you are interested in learning from credible sources, we just want to share a few that we believe are committed Christians, who know what they are talking about. Of course, no one is equal to or above God's Word, so always, always double check what anyone says, with the Bible.
We recommended digging deeper into what is beneath the surface of what we see, but this research can get consuming because is is interesting and often eye opening. So Balance your research. Pray for guidance. The topics we have looked up are many, but here are just a few:  conspiracy theories, the meaning of the cube, 9/11, the Truth movement, Kennedy Assassination, freemasonry, illuminati, Bohemian Grove, Bilderberg, Saturn, The pyramid with the eye of Horus, the Kabballah, CERN and many more. Some are just interesting and have no "spiritual meaning."

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Genesis 1- Audio bible

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It hasn't been easy watching the Tweets roll in and news headlines flooded with rainbow images and tag lines such as "Love Wins." It breaks my heart to see so many people, so deceived. May God open all of our eyes to truly know how much He loves us and if we repent and turn to Him, we can receive new life, be born again. John 3. Forgive them Lord for they know not, what they do.
I write this, not as an attack against anyone, but since the other "community" is able to share openly their excitement about changing laws regarding marriage, then it only makes sense for us Christians to celebrate God's True marriage, a man and a woman. It's is clear by design. I am not into puzzles, but His design is a puzzle that fits perfectly together. Without His perfect design, procreation alone would not be possible.

When I was a candidate for the Family Coalition Party about twenty years ago, the same sex marriage battle was coming into the forefront. One of our main causes was to take a stand to protect all human life and to support God's design for marriage, a man and a woman.  One evening after an all candidates debate, I was  asked by an audience member about how could we call ourselves  Christians, if we speak against homosexuality? My response was the same one I would give now, as Christians we love all people, including our enemies. We love the sinner (we are all sinners by the way, born that way - look back to Genesis for the details), but we don't love the sin.
We can't support any sin, that includes my own. I sin daily, whether it is a wrong attitude or thought or action, only by the power of the Holy Spirit living in me, can I do anything right.
Our God is a Holy God, and yes He loves us all but he also has standards and rules. He made a way for us to be presentable to Him, through His Son. He is there for all of us to choose to believe in. I didn't always follow Him, I was living only for myself for a long time. I still do battle with my "self." It gets in the way all the time.
It may not make sense to hear that as a Christian, I love those who sin (meaning all people) but I can't endorse sin itself. It only makes sense if taken in context with God's Words. He offers forgiveness, because of Jesus Christ's shed blood on our behalf did. If it wasn't for Him, I wouldn't be here. I wouldn't be writing this.

Some believe Christians think they are without sin, well, it isn't true. In fact the Bible says this about that claim.. [1Jo 1:8-10 KJV] 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
[Isa 64:6 KJV] 6 But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Jesus pointed out clearly that we can not keep the law on our own, He told us that if we hate someone, we are guilty of murder, if we look at someone with a lustful eye, we are guilty of adultery, even if we didn't lay a hand on anyone. His point was clear, that the attitude of our heart is just as important as our actions.
[Mat 5:21-23, 27-30 KJV] 21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; ... 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.

So as the news headlines ring out about the American Supreme court's ruling and as the rainbows flood all media taking on a meaning that they never were intended to, I felt it was important, in honour of God, Who made us, Who owns us and Loves us more than we will ever understand, to share what true marriage is no matter what the government or others want to believe or declare.   [Gen 2:21-25 KJV] 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and
he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

God's Rainbow
No matter how much the rainbow is being used as a symbol contrary to God's meaning. For anyone who wants to know, the rainbow or "bow" in Genesis 9:16 was set to be a reminder to God about His covenant between Him and all of His living creatures, that includes us. So again, no matter what others may be trying to do to alter God's Words, they can never change what God's Word really means. When I see a beautiful rainbow in the sky or at any time, I smile and know it is God's message about His love for us, period.
[Gen 9:16 KJV] 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that [is] upon the earth.
Hebrew lexicon definition:
  1. bow
    1. bow (for hunting, battle)
    2. bowmen, archers
    3. bow (fig. of might)
    4. rainbow

      So just as the supporters of this other kind of marriage wave their banners, I just want to not be a couch potato, saying nothing as His Heart weep and stand up and wave God's Word in love. No matter what anyone believes, He is real and True. It so cool that even when I believe lies or false things, what God says is True anyway. Nothing I can bend or twist to suit my own fancy can change His Truth. Nothing. Thank You God for that! Please help us God to see with Your eyes and to understand.