Darlene Osborne, Publisher
Keep Standing for Jesus
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November Issue Vol. 17 No. 5 The Christian Online Magazine™
Welcome to our November Issue
I pray each and every one of you have a Happy ThanksGiving!
Quotes and Short Teachings
by Darlene Osborne
When you have a serious problem to deal with, pull from your experience with God. Pull from those times when God brought you out of your scary situations and circumstances. It will help you have the faith you need to believe that HE WILL DO IT AGAIN! He's not just a God of yesterday, HE IS THE GOD OF TODAY TOO! What He done yesterday, He will do today. 1st Corinthians 1:10 says, "Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us." My experience with God is, He has delivered me, He does deliver me, therefore I KNOW He will continue to deliver me. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. Praise God
Joy Through the Storm:
by L. Joy Douglas
Here it is November again, the calendar month in which we in the U.S. celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. I have also just come through a particularly trying time in my life and continue to struggle off and on with depression and discouragement. So, although it seems so easy to dwell on the negative, I have decided that this is a very good time to remind myself of what I love and how I have been blessed.
by Brooksie Cox
Do you like irony? In my article, “Flitter Flutter,” I mentioned how I loved anything that flies. Now, I’m going to admit something: I’ve never flown. Well, not in an airplane or helicopter, but I have been airborne several times. I have been in the air when I flew off of my swing or bike as a child. And I have missed stair steps and sailed down instead. The best one was when I was 14 years old and at my Cousin Lynda’s house. I ran to retrieve a basketball and tripped over the rise where the garage floor began. I sailed through the air for a few seconds on that one. Lynda still talks or should I say laughs about it
Leigh's Spiritual Garden
by Leigh Moran
Obviously this is the season of “Thanksgiving.” We all have thanksgivings, big or little, but we have them. Do you think those “thanksgivings” just appear out of nowhere?
Of course, they do NOT! I truly do not know how people of no faith get through life. I suppose they just put everything into a “happenstance” situation. How lost they are!
All my life I have had so many blessings, (thanksgivings) from God that I cannot even start to list them. However, there have been those moments where the Blessings just reach out and grab you by your very soul.
by Shelley Pierce
I need you to keep watch over my life because I can’t do it myself. Please don’t let me make my own decisions about the big things in life. When I get bigger, I will want to fill my days with every sport and club and musical lessons I can. I might want to have dance lessons or gymnastics, play volleyball with the rec department and join the latest club for kids. I will want to play traveling ball and take you all over the place every weekend. I won’t know how to manage my time and I will need you to keep my schedule from dominating the family.
SnapShots of Grace:
by Danny Woodall
Video games have become more graphic. A few gamers get caught up in the competition and lose all touch with reality. Of course getting caught up in games is nothing new. There were the pinball wizards and the pool sharks of yester year. Playing in chess tournaments I have seen my share of people sold out to chess in order to be the next Bobby Fischer. My wife, Arlene, thought all chess players dressed sharp. One chess tournament she attended shattered that idea. A young man in need of a haircut, and wearing pants made out of a potatoes sack asked to hitch a ride to California. All of these people were actually searching for contentment. As Christians, we can learn from Paul.
Return to Sender:
Send the devil's Junk Back to Him
I have discovered, after being saved for over twenty years, that all the junk that tries to enter my life is sent to me from the devil and no one but the devil. Junk meaning, health problems, family problems, financial problems, etc.
And I have discovered, however odd it may seem, that the mind is NOT unlike a mailbox. A mailbox receives letters and packages and the mind receives messages. The similarity here is simple. The postman fills our mail box with junk mail, anywhere from get rich quick schemes to applications from credit card companies just waiting for people to fall into their clutches of high credit card debt. The devil, on the other hand, tries to deliver to our mind negative thoughts of despair, such as gloom and doom and often depression and sickness. I refer to all this as satan's junk mail.
I have also discovered that when the devil sends me this junk, I don't have to receive it since it is NOT mine, I can, without hesitation, return to sender, just as if it was mistakenly delivered to me by the U.S. Postal Service.
Have you ever opened your mailbox to find a package the postman left you there by mistake? What did you do? You more then likely ran the postman down and returned it to him because it didn't belong to you. Or else, you waited until the next day and gave it back to him.
Have you ever ordered something only to find when you opened it that it wasn't what you ordered at all? What did you do? You returned it because it wasn't what you ordered.
Children of God, we can return things to the devil because we didn't order them. We don't have to claim his junk just because he sent it. When the devil sends us a health problem or an emotional upset, we don't have to receive them!
As Christians we don't have to receive everything coming and going from satan or from his demons. We can return to sender!
Lets say for example the devil shows up on your doorstep and tries to hand you a package with a note on it that says, whoever accepts this package will become very ill with an incurable illness. You wouldn't accept that package would you? I don't know anyone who would.
And, what if the devil put a letter in your mailbox that had written on it in bold letters, whoever opens this letter will become sick and depressed. You wouldn't open that letter. No one would?
When the devil sends a thought to our mind that disturbs us or a message to our body that indicates we are sick we don't have to receive it. We can reject it and send it back to the devil!
Do You Have Fear in Your Life?
The Word says in I Timothy 1:7 says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
If you are experiencing fear right now in your life, God didn't send it to you. If God didn't send it, you don't have to receive it. Tell the devil he has the wrong address.
Are you depressed?
If you are depressed God didn't send that to you either and just like the fear you can return it to the devil from which it came. The devil is a liar and a devourer. Why should we believe anything he says or accept anything he sends? Its simple, we shouldn't! In the name of Jesus speak to the depression in your life. Say this, depression, I bind you and cast you out! I not only cast you out of my life but I cast you down and tread upon you in the name of Jesus!
When the devil comes around trying to deliver his package of trouble we can resist him. We can tell him to leave in the name of Jesus because we have authority over the devil through and by that great name "JESUS." Read more... www.DarleneOsborne.com