|Posted by Pamela Willhite on April 19, 2017 at 4:55 AM||comments (7)|
We've been in the Ohio / Kentucky area since Saturday afternoon / evening.
The trip is going well and we are enjoying our time here. We've met alot of very nice people here.
Sharon from Australia was such a pleasure to meet and be able to visit with on Monday and Tuesday.
Buddy & Kay were a pleasure to see on both Monday and Tuesday. We will be emailing Buddy soon with a couple of video's of the kids performing to two of his songs.
Missed being able to see Ken again but what a pleasure we have had so far with those we hve bene able to see and meet.
I'm looking forward to another awesome day here in the Cincinnati area.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on February 25, 2017 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
This weeks weekly get together was fun for all.
I was in the trampoline with the kiddos for awhile and I can still out do them on toe touches.
Praise the Lord the wind died down and we were able to have a fire out back. The house still smells like a camp out.
One of the boy's, Jacob, said that this was the most fun he has ever had. How sweet. We had smores and he has never roasted marshmellows before.
Love having everyone over: Rosaura, Luca, John, Faith, Sharon, Diamond, Blake, Jacob, Jerry, Pamela, Daniel, Ruthie, Naomi, Tristen, Shaun.
Remember Rosaura in pray she had a minor fender bender tonight she was backing out to let Faith & John out and accidently backed into Shaun's vehicle. Heavenly Father, give that family peace.
Don't forget to sign-up for the Biblical Dinner we hope that all of you will attend; invite friends. Awesome time for all ages.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on February 20, 2017 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
Our Weekly Get Together is such a blessing to me and so many others.
There were 12 of us in attendance last week, me missed seeing Diamond, John, Faith & Karen but hope to see you soon.
Rosaura's husband was in attendance, how nice to meet Jeff. I hope he joins us next week.
I have finally started doing announcements at the meetings which I so often for get.
If you want to see what those announcements were: http://www.christ-life-ministries.com/021817%20announcements.pdf
Hope to see you next week at the weekly get together.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 20, 2016 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5
This scripture is so full and powerful!
This scripture is speaking to us and those to come. Like Jesus was the cornerstone (Isaiah 28:16, Matthew 2:42 & Acts 4:11) we are to be living stones, HIS workmanship (Ephesians 2:10) created to be as HE, Jesus, was in this world (1 John 4:17). Jesus HIMSELF said that we were to do everything HE did and greater (John 14:12-14). We are to be living as Jesus Christ did on a regular basis, on a constant basis.
This statement “Lively Stones” (G2198 Zao) means living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul. WOW! Out of our bellies shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:38). It also means that we are active, blessed, and endless in the Kingdom of God.
We are to be active and endless in the Kingdom of God. WOW, double WOW! How can this be? Greater is HE that is within me, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). When we speak, God jumps forth and the Words spoken are not us but HIM and HE is alive and active and sharper than any two-edge sword, penetrating all and bring to pass what HE wills (Hebrews 4:12).
When we are living unto God (Romans 14:8), we no longer live unto ourselves (Romans 12:1, Galatians 2:20) but we live by faith (Romans 1:17) by HIS faith (Galatians 2:20, Habakkuk 2:4) because our own faith will not get us very far, we must walk in the light as HE is in the light (1 John 1:7).
The word “Spiritual” (4152 pneumatikos) in this scripture also give us farther evidence of what God is saying our purpose is. 1 Peter 2:4-5 is telling us that this is pertaining to human spirit which is akin to God and serves as HIS instrument or organ. That HIS spirit in us makes us more than carnal man; that we are filled with and governed by the Spirit of God. We are the temple of God (2 Corinthians 6:16) and we must all ourselves to be used on a constant basis. We must present ourselves as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1).
When a sacrifice is given, it’s not taken back. So, if you find yourself stealing it back from time to time; REPENT you thief and give it back. If you think stealing from one another (Exodus 20:15, Matthew 19:18 & Romans 13:9) hurts God, how must HE feel when we give HIM ourselves, then turn around and sneak off the altar?
Don’t steal from God, be HIS instrument. Go into the enemy’s camp and set the prisoners free. It doesn’t matter how they got there, set them free, then disciple the. Give them that Living Water and let them drink deeply.
Father help us to see the truth of us being Lively Stones, do a might work in us today and raise up warriors for your Kingdom. Amen
Don't forget we have an Evangelism class coming up.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 20, 2016 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
I went to update the website today and found to my surprise that the devotion that the Lord gave on on 10/5/16 wasnt' out there. I posted it here but somehow missed updating the website and sending it out.
I need a volunteer secretary.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 20, 2016 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
Naomi, my youngest daughter asked me yesterday "when are we going back to OHIO?"
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 5, 2016 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
I'm getting itchy feet and big heart longing to go back up to Kentucky and Ohio to do more of sharing the Gospel and visiting the people we met last trip.
I'm also have a strong desire toward several cities in the Northern mid-west. Open doors Lord.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 5, 2016 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Holy Spirit woke me up this morning with this this statement "Heavenly Minded, Earthly Grounded", then started to pour into me. This will be a soon future devotion.
Heavenly Minded, Earthly Grounded
How can any group present the true Gospel of Jesus Christ when they are grounded to the earth?
When there is a friendship of the world (James 4:4) and a love of the things of this world (1 John 2:15).
God’s Word clearly tells us that if we love the things of the world or have a friendship of the world we are not Christians (followers of Jesus Christ). But instead the love of the Father is not in us and we have enmity with God (strong hatred / completely opposed).
When we listen to or attend churches that teach and preach, that we do not have to be different; are we not heaping to ourselves people who will tell us what is good for our fleshly desires, our itchy ears (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
God’s Word tells us that the time will come when people who claim Christianity will not endure sound doctrine but will depart from the faith and heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1-2). Because no matter who much spiritual truth they might hear, it will be completely rejected and dismissed so they can live the way that feels good to them.
Well, feelings lie and Satan is a liar and the Father of lies; He would love to take as many as he can that bear the image of God to destruction. That’s you and me. We must wake-up and share the truth in love. We are to be in the world and not of the world, we are to be light and not darkness, we are to be like a city on a hill (Matthew 5:14 , 1 John 1:6-7).
When someone sees us or hears us speak, there must be a distinct difference between us and the world. If we dress the same, talk the same, do the same stuff, watch the same things, partake of the same things; we cannot claim we are different because we are not. We are simply lying to ourselves and we have indeed become friends of the world and lovers of the things of this world. Some will say “I’m saved by grace...” as if this gives them a hall pass to all of the depravity of this world. God’s Word clearly tells us (Galatians 5:13 & 1 Peter 2:16) that we are not to use our freedom as an opportunity or a façade to do evil and/or satisfy our fleshly desires.
We are to be servants of the Lord Jesus Christ and not servants of Satan.
Our minds might think some heavenly thoughts but they are merely delusions of our own making and we are truly earthly grounded.
Oh Lord wake-up those that have succumbed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. In the name of Jesus Christ I bind their ears and hearts from receiving these lies any further and in the name of Jesus Christ reopen their hearts and ears to the truth. Holy Spirit draw them back to you, repentance and regeneration is there’s. Amen.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
1 John 2:15 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.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
1 Peter 2:16 as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
I John 1:6-7 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 3, 2016 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
What is Rosh Hashanah?
You can find many websites telling you what this Holy Day is all about; most however give you an abundance of the traditions of man. But the essence of this Holy Day as given to Israel was to be a Holy Day of remembrance of God’s forgiveness and mercy. His mercy comes to us through Jesus Christ. The Israelites of the Old Testament had many Holy Days that were days that foreshadowed Jesus and what He would come to do for all.
“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:18-19
I am so glad that he delights in mercy.
“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53: 5-12
What great love our Creator has for us. Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sanctified us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.
Eat an apple today dipped in honey and thank the Lord for His provisions and forgiveness, thank Him for just truly how sweet His is.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 3, 2016 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
I am so excited about this upcoming evangelism class.
I pray that many turn out for it.
I'm planning on using the Rec Center at LP for it. What an awesome thrill ride this life is.