Thursday’s Pen Tip #2

We seem to have a need to depart from this plain called earth. We continually pray for death, yet when we truly think He will take us, a fear courses through our veins.

Be careful what you pray for! For your words grow weary upon the ears of our Master.

Death – oh how we cherish the pain. The thought of how no suffering, no tears, no heartache. But, instead of looking for release from a world filled with sin and evil, why not try to change it.

Instead of relishing a freedom from it, which is not always the answer, change the one you live in.

Instead of passing away and leaving pain behind, why not remove pain where able and it will not be so painful for others who are left behind upon your departure.

Your pain was handed to you from those who knew pain also. And so the story goes.

No one seems to want to stop the pain, just leave it! Leave it for others to deal with, suffer through, and want the same as you – leave it.

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Come Ye Children of God, Put on Your Armor and Take Your Stance.

“Call ye all nations for the Lord Almighty shall wreak havoc upon you. The Spirit of the Lord shall flee as the birds scatter in a moment’s time. Let not your leaders lead you astray for His kingdom shall rule.

Come ye children of God, put on your armor and take your stance. Blasphemy abounds throughout the earth and the wrath of God is about to be poured out.

Ye O’ nations who look to your strength will find no strength in your weapons of war. Go in strength of the Lord for it is by His strength and direction that the wars are won.

The war upon My people shall bring heartache and sorrow. Repent O’ nations for the Lord shall speak against you. Repent O’ nations for you have no power where power is not given.

Take up your swords O’ faithful ones for your God is behind you. It is He who holds the swords in your right hands. His power will lead you into battle.

Rest not ye who claim sovereignty for it is not there. Nations upon nations will go by the wayside for your faith is in your power, not Mine.

Repent all ye nations who claim My land, for My wrath will come against you. My people shall rise and shout with glee, for the King has risen and will let no others claim His place.

No gods shall harvest what is Mine, no gods can dispel the wrath ahead. Let not your voices be heard from the mountain tops for I shall destroy the mountain.

Come all ye faithful ones for the Lord your God shall armor you for battle. You are the Kings warriors and let not fear fill your hearts. The battle is won, walk in victory for your destiny has been won.”

By the Holy Spirit 9-20-06

Scripture ref’s: 1Tim 1:20 – Ps. 44:16 – Matt. 12:31 – Josh. Ch. 7 –

Is. Ch. 47

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The Remarkable Story of a Texas Man Sentenced to 495 Years in Prison Who Found God, Gained Parole, and Began Incredible Ministry

In a remarkable story of redemption and example of the healing power of God’s love and forgiveness, an ex-convict once sentenced to 500 years in jail is now spreading the word of the Lord and baptizing the prison population he used to live among. Furthermore, he has built a remarkable friendship with the judge who ordered his lock up.

As CBN News reported, Texas-native Ron Adkins received a 495-year prison sentence in 1997, after being found guilty of several home burglaries. The then 22-year-old received 99 years for each of the five counts on which he was charged and picked up an additional five-year sentence for possession of an unauthorized cell phone. A district judge at the time, Robert Newsom upheld Adkins conviction. Little did either man know, they would one day cross paths again.

With seemingly no hope of ever being a free man again, Adkins lashed out—joining a prison gang, racking up some 250 violations, and even ending up in solitary confinement for 13 years. He found himself alone and suicidal, but a worn-out Bible he had neglected for years ultimately became his saving grace.

“Half the pages were missing because I had been using it for rolling papers. I had been smoking cigarettes with Bible papers,” Adkins joked to CBN. “All that was left of the Bible was the New Testament.”

In reading those remaining pages, Adkins came to learn about God’s love and grace. He decided to quit the gang and instead join his prison’s Bible study group. He began taking ministry courses, and, after beginning to display “good behavior,” Adkins received surprise parole hearing, which was initially projected for 2095. In May 2015, Adkins was released from prison.

Once released, Adkins found a job continued to grow in his faith, sharing his powerful story with churches and criminal justice reform conferences. In doing so, he met his wife Dawn Knighton, a former felon turned Christian counselor. His return to church and faith also sparked another unexpected relationship—one with Newsom, the judge who presided over his case decades earlier.

“It dawned on me, I told pastor, ‘You know what? I think that’s the judge who sentenced me to five 99-year sentences,’” Adkins recalled of sitting in church one day listening to a guest speaker that happened to be Newsom.

The men were introduced soon after, and while the introduction was initially a little awkward, the two became fast friends, with the former felon telling CBN News that he never held a grudge against the judge.

“I never did go to prison. I never did do some of the things that Ron has done. But I’m a sinner saved by grace just like Ronnie is,” Newsom explained of the surprise friendship. “We’re brothers.”

Thanks to Newsom, Adkins now works with the local Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department to meet with inmates and share his redemption story. He and his wife have even baptized some of the prisoners and jail staff. Newsom believed the ministry has created a “mini-revival” in the community. Adkins, meanwhile, is just grateful for the second chance he has been given to rewrite his legacy and, through the mercy of God, the legacy of those he touches with his service.

“In the very place where I was sentenced to die in prison, God’s going to use us to bring dead things back to life,” Adkins told CBN News. “And that’s what he’s doing. In the jail, in the worship nights, in the prayer meetings: He’s just bringing dead things back to life.”

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Thursday’s Pen Tip #5

What is it that we spend our lives striving for? Is it the success of having those things that last but a short time?

We reach for the moon and fall short, only to feel as though we have failed. He who is on high gives us His will, gives us His direction, and tells us what to strive for. If our sights are set on earthly things our heavenly life can be jeopardized.

For as we search for fulfillment here, through work, play, and others we are blinded to the great rewards our heavenly Father promises.

He who is on high lovingly requests we reach for His truth. For it is His truth and love that sustains, fills us with satisfaction and completeness.

Therefore, reach for His life and He will give you life, forever more.

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Thursday’s Pen Tip #1

Those who are saved by the grace of Jesus Christ are special in His eyes.

Those who walk away will dwell in an environment known as darkness.

He who is on high is the Light of the world. The only way to see your way through a world of darkness is to plug into the Light. Then ye shall see forever.

He who enters a dark room automatically reaches for the light switch. Hopefully your power source has not been cut off.

He who is on high, the God of all is that light source. Once man has been empowered God’s energy will never fail.

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Thursday’s Pen Tip #4

Oh but to gaze upon the beauties of God Almighty’s great creations.

Strolling along a sandy beach fills me with the warmth of the Son. For it was He who sacrificed that I may have life.

God on high has brought forth creations yet to be known. But for now I bask in the Almighty for He also created me.

To gaze more closely at the close-knit sand, each granule is separate but to gaze across the sandy expanse one would think it was a solid covering stretching for as far as the eye can see.

To fill my hand and watch each granule slip through my fingers I can see there are millions of granules, each made in a different shape. Each has its own unique and special form. Each lends to the whole a different light for each was created for His specific purpose.

To look upon His creation leaves me in awe of Him. But to think that He who is on high created me with the same thought.

For I am a part of the whole, the whole of His creations. I am like the grain of sand, for without me there would be no beach. Without me, different and unique, made special by His Holy hands there would be no kingdom here on earth to serve and protect, to spread His word.

Without this unique creation of His we as a world of sin would remain just that. No light to sparkle upon our lives, no light from Him to light the world.

Ah, but I am like the grain of sand. Combined with the others who follow Him, we make a world covered with the glow of life, His most precious life.

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Thursday’s Pen Tip #3

When others condemn, Christ stands fast. When others moan, He who is mightier than all prays.

Be as He who is on high. Give praise to everything. Rejoice in times of peril, for He is with you. Cling to Him for He shall guard and protect.

Do not subject yourself to the cruelties of evil, for you are a child of the King. By His authority you have immense power and stature. Stand tall in the face of satan and he will depart.

Let not others dictate what is to be, for He on high is the Master of all, even the lowest of lowest. He shall guide your steps so remain solidly planted on His foundation.

God, O’ Mighty God, let there be peace in all nations and all people’s. In Jesus name I ask.

“Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and “everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” (2Tim. 2:19)

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