Revelation 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. By our side are the mighty archangels such as Michael and Gabriel.
Daniel 12:1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then."
Yes the battle has already been won. But the battle that has been won is that good will prevail.It does not guarantee YOUR ticket into heaven. And doing nothing when the weak bleed also puts blood and guilt on your hands.Jesus could easily call upon God to send him more than twelve legions of angels against satan (Matt 26:53) but he chose to die for your sins.So learn about your fellow soldiers, and pray for the saints (the living real Christians). 'Follow your heart'? Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Rev 4:8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,' who was, and is, and is to come."
Think about it, they don't say: Love, Love, Love, Love! They say
Holy, Holy, Holy!
Son of God, refused each temptation made by the devil and actually took the time to make a whip to cast out materialistic turds in the temple. Prefered praying alone in the mountains.
Rejected a Canaanite woman when she asked for help because '"I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel". He eventually did help, but wanted to make it clear that the Israelites are Gods chosen people.
He shows off his sword in Revelation 2, and said in Matt 10:34 Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword (sword= truth)
Jesus is not God himself of course, therefore he does not know himself when the end of times will be.
"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself"
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. Jesus is the lion AND the lamb.
Jesus sacrificed his life for yours.
Love, sacrifice,.. these are warrior virtues.
Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, holy archangel, heavenly army leader, the leader of the angel forces of heaven against the powers of hell. Leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan.
Michael ("Who is as God") ranks as the highest of the host. He is the leader of the celestial armies and is the angel who fought Satan during the War and enchained the rebel leader. He is considered to be of the class of seraphim, and yet is also head of other ranks within the hierarchy: the ruler of the archangels leader of the virtues, and head of the principalities in his role as protector of Israel. Michael is considered to be the angel of the burning bush through which God spoke to Moses, and has also appeared in the book of Daniel, where God states him as being the highest within the angelic ranks. Although other angels have been attributed with the title of Angel of Death, it is Michael who weighs the souls on judgment day, after his battle once more with the forces of evil. He is mentioned as both an angel of destruction and vengeance in the name of God, but also as a protector and the angel who kept Satan from claiming the body of Moses after the patriarch's death.
There are some strange notions regarding the Angels. One such notion is that when we die we become an angel and do good for others. It contradicts the Biblical understanding of the Angelic which informs us that we will "Judge the Angels."
The angelic has become very popular in recent years with the advent of the New Age (resurrection Sumeria) Movement. Its adherents often use Christian terminology such as "Guardian Angels" to describe consultation with the dead or evil spirits (<'ghosts'; demons).
The angels whom the Bible calls "Ministering Spirits" (Heb.1:14) have many varying different roles and functions to assist the Christians here on the earth. Not only do they minister to God before the Throne day and night but they also convey God's messages to His people. Some have specific roles and are created to perform specific tasks such as the Guardian Angels of countries, territories and individuals. The Bible only mentions the names of four angels from the countless millions that have been created. They are Gabriel, whose name means, "God is Mighty", Michael, whose name means, "Like God", Raphael, whose name means, "God Heals", and Lucifer, whose name means, "Light Bearer". All of them were created good! It was Lucifer who rebelled against God and who through pride, coveted the Throne of God and the worship that belonged to God alone. This resulted in a mighty war in Heaven.
More on ministering spirits
Angels are sent to watch over us Psalm 91:11, 2 Chronicles 16:9, Proverbs 15:3, Hebrews 12:1
Angels should not be worshipped Psalm 103:20-21, Revelations 19:9-10, 22:8-9
Angels were happy when the foundations of the earth were laid Job 38:7
Angels mentioned in the bible Genesis 19:1, Acts 8, 12:6-11, Numbers 22-23, Judges 6:20-21, 1 Chronicles 21, Luke 2:8-15, 2 Kings 6:15-18, Judges 6:11
Recognize the angel from the demon 1 John 4:1-6
There are various types of angels, such as Cherubim's (Genesis 3:24, 2 Kings 19:15, Psalms 99:1, 103:21, 80:2, Exodus 25:19-22) who guarded the tree of life in the garden of Eden with flaming swords and the Seraphim's (Isaiah 6:2) described with six wings. Gods angels are often identified with 'eyes of fire' (Revelation 19:12, Daniel 10:6).
GABRIEL - God's chief messenger angel and only appears to very important people (Mary in Luke 1:26-38, John the Baptist in Luke 1:11-20, Daniel in Daniel 8:15, 9:21, Zacharias in Luke 1:11-20) in the Bible. He is not called an archangel in the Bible but is considered as one because of his important messages.
RAPHAEL - (Tobit 12:15-16) is one of the seven holy angels who sit next to Gods throne. Although these seven are nearby God, they too are not called archangels.
MICHAEL - ('Who is like God') is the only angel referred to as an Archangel in Jude 1:9. In Daniel 10:13 Michael is called 'one of the chief princes'. This indicates that there are more 'chief princes'. In Daniel 10:21 however, we see that none are like Michael ('Who is like God'). Archangel Michael will battle Satan (1 Thessalonians 4:1, Revelations 12:7) and help our people (Daniel 12:1).
As we can see in Revelations 4:4-11 there are many more angels in the nearby presence of God, who might, or might not, have been mentioned by name in the Bible.
Guardian Angels Or The 'Third Man Factor'?
Science is always behind bible facts, but that is not a problem. It makes everything that much more interesting. Because when science finaly does catch up, it is explained very beautifuly. What science calls the 'third man factor' is your guardian angel.
There are many examples of people who were helped by their guardians, with or without their knowledge as some were asked later on where the person was who walkewd with them - and there were none.
'In 1933, British explorer Frank Smyth almost became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The journey to the top of the mountain was arduous and nearly disastrous; his entire hiking party had fallen back, unable to make it through the sweeping wind, snow, ice and low oxygen. Smyth continued, but never made it to the top - he missed it by 1,000 feet.
Later, writing in his diary, Smyth described something that scientists commonly refer to as the "Third Man Factor." He recounted how at one point on the ascent, he reached into his pocket, pulled out a slab of Kendal mint cake, broke it in half and turned around to give the other half to a companion.
But there was no one there:
"All the time that I was climbing alone, I had a strong feeling that I was accompanied by a second person. The feeling was so strong that it completely eliminated all loneliness I might otherwise have felt."
Writer John Geiger chronicles the phenomenon of the phantom companion in his new book, The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible. As Geiger explains, the Third Man is an unseen being that intervenes at a critical moment - when people are in great stress or in a life-and-death struggle - to give comfort, aid or support.
"Clearly there is a spiritual or religious explanation to this phenomenon," Geiger tells Guy Raz.'(source)
Guardian angels come in many forms and shapes...
Our loneliness is a mirage
When Elisha's servant became afraid after seeing that an enemy had surrounded the two of them Elisha said:
"Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them" (2 Kings 6:16).
Can you imagine what this poor servant thought of Elisha's remark? "Yah...right. Here we sit alone and surrounded by enemy forces and you want me to think there's more of 'us' than them?"
So Elisha patiently prayed for his terrified partner, "O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see. So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha" (2 Kings 6:17, ESV).
These were invisible angel warriors made temporarily visible to humans. Yes. This story should remind all of us that when we feel utterly alone and abandoned, we are not. It only "appears" that way to us. Our loneliness is a mirage.
Who are the Saints
Do not pray to dead saints but to the living saints.
Nowhere in the bible you will find either God or Jesus Christ suggesting asking or recommending to pray to the dead. Nowhere in the bible God or Jesus ask you to pray to Mary.
Matthew 15:3 He answered them, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
Luke 11:27-28 27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." 28 He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
Matthew 12:47-50 Someone told Jesus, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you. He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
In the Bible, everyone who has received Jesus Christ by faith is a saint.
In the Bible, saints are called to revere, worship, and pray to God alone. Luke 11:1-28 How does Jesus say we should pray? Jesus instructs us to approach God as Father. God is our Heavenly Father.
Do not pray to the dead
The word "saint" comes from the Greek word hagios, which means "consecrated to God, holy, sacred, pious." It is almost always used in the plural, "saints."
"...Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem" (Acts 9:13). "Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda" (Acts 9:32). "And this is just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons ..." (Acts 26:10).
There is only one instance of the singular use, and that is "Greet every saint in Christ Jesus..." (Philippians 4:21). In Scripture there are 67 uses of the plural "saints" compared to only one use of the singular word "saint." Even in that one instance, a plurality of saints is in view: "...every saint..." (Philippians 4:21). In Roman Catholic theology, the saints are in heaven. In the Bible, the saints are on earth. In Roman Catholic teaching, a person does not become a saint unless he/she is "beatified" or "canonized" by the Pope or prominent bishop.
Do not hold on to human traditions if they make the Lord angry. Do not pray to angels.
Angel in Revelation 22:9 And I am John, who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown me these things. But he said to me, "Do not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!"
Nowhere in the bible it says you should pray to angels. Angels themselves said even! do not pray to us! but to God. No is no!
Mark 12:27, Luke 20:38 So he is the God of the living, not the dead
The talent pool has always been pretty thin when it comes to moral perfection. All the perfect people are in heaven. God works with sinners because that's all he has to work with.
Think about Noah who got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, David who was an adulterer, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Samson who had serious problem with anger. Only Jesus was sinless.
However, there is one sin that will never be forgiven, which gives comfort actually to all those who endured hardship.
The unpardonable/unforgivable sin or "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit" is mentioned in Mark 3:22-30 and Matthew 12:22-32. "Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin" (Mark 29) - Jesus.
Manny Pacquiao, another kickass Christian
Men & Woman Equal
is not some pagan cult where female are less worth than males, where
females should cover themselves up so much that male whores will not
bother them. No no, this is not a spineless faith where males can be
whores and women obedient baby factory slaves. In Christianity, males
and females respect each other having received each their own gifts,
talents and purpose from God.
God Sends An Angel To Mary
Luke 1:26-56 The angel came to her and said to Mary, "Greetings! The Lord has blessed you and is with you."
Female Angels in Bible
Zechariah 5-9 Then lifted I up my eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels." Proverbs 31:10
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." Proverbs 31:25
Major Bosshardt from the Salvation Army
Alida Margaretha Bosshardt (Netherlands, Utrecht, 8 Jun 1913 - Amsterdam, 25 Jun 2007), better known as Major Bosshardt, was a well known officer in The Salvation Army, and more or less the public face of this Christian organization in the Netherlands.
This statement is the major's best known one.
"To serve God is to serve people and to serve people is to serve God." - major Bosshardt
The quote is written on a bench on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam; where you can sit next to a sculpture of the major. Or lie down, as can be seen in the photo of the homeless man below. This motto of Alida is still often remembered by the Salvation Army. source
Gospel music.... Marley The Black Prophet
There's a natural mystic
Blowing through the air
If you listen carefully now you will hear
This could be the first trumpet
Might as well be the last
Many more will have to suffer
Many more will have to die
Don't ask me why
"Cause only a fool lean upon, lean upon his own misunderstanding. And then what has been hidden from the wise and the prudent been revealed to the babe and the suckling, in everything, in every way, I say yeah!" (lyric references Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 11:25, and Luke 10:21).
Alleluia, alle-alle alleluia
Alleluia, alle-alle alleluia
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ahEchoes in rain
Drifting in waves
Long journey home
Never too late
Black as a crow
Night comes again
Here comes another new day
Allelúia Aingeal Ag Glaoch....
Athair Ar Neamh. Father in Heaven, God help us.Father in Heaven, God help me. My soul, my heart, my voicepraise to you, oh God. I praise you from day to day. I praise you night after night.The moon, the sun, the wind, praise be to you, oh God.
Florence Nightingale, born in 1820 (- 1910) in Florence, Italy. She was the second daughter of a well-off English family. Florence did not like the social scene that she and her family were involved in. When Florence was sixteen years old her life was changed. God spoke to her and told her that she had a task that He wanted her to do. Florence set up the Nightingale school of Nursing in 1860 and produced a number of books on nursing, advised on the treatment of injured soldiers. In 1910 at the age of ninety she died, having completed all that God had requested from her in this world and was present with Him in the next.
Francis of Assisi, born in Italy, patron saint of animals and environment.
Animal messengers - In 1 Kings 17:2-6, Numbers 22:27-32, Matthew 12:40. In Revelations 4:4-11 angels are described with having animal features.
To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men! - Cesar Chavez
Did you know that civil rights and labor movement hero Cesar Chavez was an animal rights activist too? Chavez spoke this fundamental truth when we presented him with our In Defense of Animals' Lifetime Achievement Award, "We must respect all life without exception ... The basis for peace is respecting all creatures." His mission to end the abuses of animals and farmworkers has never been more urgent. Watch and share his powerful message now to mark Cesar Chavez Day on March 31.
"We cannot defend and be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them. Exploiting them in the name of science, exploiting them in the name of sport, exploiting them in the name of fashion, and, yes, exploiting them in the name of food. The basis for peace is respecting all creatures." - Cesar Chavez, 1992, accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award from In Defense of Animals.
The 103-year old man, Dobri Dobrev, recently passed away (2018) has spent decades traveling 25 kilometers from his village to the city of Sofia, Bulgaria, on foot every day to beg for money. Dressed in home-made clothes and leather shoes, the humble World War veteran spent his day asking for change to donate to churches and orphanages who could not pay their bills. Dobri ddidn't keep one cent of the money he received. He himself lived on a 80 euro pension by the government.
Deaf Bible Society's Kristin Dodd. "Out of the over 400 sign languages, not one language has a full translation of the Bible yet. The language that is the closest to having a full translation is American Sign Language. Our goal with our partners is to have that full Bible translation completed by 2020." Currently, Deaf Bible Society's website hosts 28 sign languages, each with various portions of Scripture available. (source)
Is 'Hallelujah' a Christian Song?
"It's unlikely Cohen would have written something "Christian." He had an interest in Jesus, but simply considered him a universal figure, as indicated by his words:
"I'm very fond of Jesus Christ. He may be the most beautiful guy who walked the face of this earth. Any guy who says 'Blessed are the poor. Blessed are the meek' has got to be a figure of unparalleled generosity and insight and madness...A man who declared himself to stand among the thieves, the prostitutes and the homeless. His position cannot be comprehended. It is an inhuman generosity. A generosity that would overthrow the world if it was embraced because nothing would weather that compassion. I'm not trying to alter the Jewish view of Jesus Christ.
But to me, in spite of what I know about the history of legal Christianity, the figure of the man has touched me." source The article goes on about this song not being Christian at all. But Cohen was no zionist and not against Christ. Hence I apply Jesus's words "Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side." Luke 9:50, Mark 9:38
David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.
David is indisputably one of the world's best endurance athletes. He has completed over 60 endurance races, regularly placing in the top five and taken home first place several times.
David says that if don't give yourself a way out, your body will figure out a way to persevere.
Wilhelm Finnemann, a priest born in Germany, patron saint of endurance, focused on his works of charity during the war (1942, Japan invaded the Philippines) in Manila. The war took its toll in Mindoro especially on women and children. Women especially young girls were being abused, raped and turned into "comfort women". Bishop Finnemann strongly stood against these abuses and a number of times interceded and denounced the soldiers to free young girls who were forced to become sex slaves. Along the way in the waters between Verde Island and Batangas, the Japanese soldiers bound his hands and feet, tied his body on a huge rock and dropped him overboard into the depths of the sea. With hands and feet tied and dragged down by a large rock, the bishop had no way of surviving.
Gregory of Nin (Grgur Ninski), born in Croatia, was a 10th-century bishop who strongly opposed the Pope and official circles of the Roman Catholic Church and introduced the Croatian language in the religious services after the Great Assembly in 926.
Until that time, services were held only in Latin, not being understandable to the majority of the population.
Not only was this important for Croatian language and culture but it also made the religion stronger within the Kingdom of Croatia.
Patrick of Ireland, born in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 461. Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies. As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him. During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote "The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same." "I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain." Patrick's captivity lasted until he escaped after having a dream from God.
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30
Irish priest Father Ray Kelly left bride groom and wedding guests in raptures after delivering a pitch perfect rendition of the Hallelujah song
Moses, solitary leader, to whom God gave the 10 Commandments. There were two sets.
The first, inscribed by God were smashed by Moses when he was enraged by the sight of the children of Israel worshipping a golden calf.
The Israelites had been slaves in Egypt for 400 years until God sent Moses, as we know the result, the 10 plagues and the parting of the sea.
Moses spent 40 years wandering in the desert listening to cry babies, so that alone makes him a man of great faith and patience.
Joshua, trusting, willing, strong. Moses' right hand man, was charged by Moses with selecting and commanding a militia group for their first battle, led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan (God's command).
Joshua asked God to cause the sun and moon to stand still, so that he could finish the battle in daylight. This event is most notable because "There has been no day like it before or since, when the Lord heeded the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel." (Joshua 10:14) God also fought for the Israelites in this battle, for he hurled huge hailstones from the sky which killed more Canaanites than those which the Israelites slaughtered.
David, fearless fighter. God testifies about David; I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. Proof, God doesn't like pussies. Cowardice is mentioned in Rev 21:8, in which the coward is condemned to hellfire along with murderers and sorcerers
This also proves protecting your own is not considered murder, since David killed Goliath.
David's elite soldiers; click here
John The Baptist, read here
Samson, mighty warrior, judge, his birth was announced by an angel to his mother.
God gave him immense strength and answered his last request before dying. Betrayed by his poor choice in a woman.
God the Creator
"Creator" is the first name God reveals to us about Himself in scripture.
Genesis 1:1, the first chapter and the first verse in the Bible show us who our God is. He is CREATOR.
He is not "a" creator or someone who simply "creates," He is THE Creator, because "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made" (John 1:3).
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." -Genesis 1:1
"I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." -Psalm 139:14
"Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me." -Psalm 51:10
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."
Famous for his gnomes, the draughtsman Rien Poortvliet
"Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love."
Bob Ross enlisted in the United States Air Force at 18 years old and served as a medical records technician.
He eventually rose to the rank of master sergeant and served as the first sergeant of the U.S. Air Force Clinic at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, where he first saw the snow and mountains that later became recurring themes in his artwork. He developed his quick-painting technique to create art for sale during brief daily work breaks. - source
Bob Ross was (along with all the others here) a Christian and would often end his shows with "God bless".
William Kamkwamba (born August 5, 1987) is a Malawian innovator and author. He built a wind turbine to power multiple electrical appliances in his family's house in the east of Kasungu, using blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and materials collected in a local scrapyard. Since then, he has built a solar-powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water in his village and two other wind turbines.
Because God was in his heart, William never accepted his "fate" to a life of poverty and impossibility. The Holy Spirit illuminated his mind to see he could use existing resources to create success.