An Expression of Faith

May 13, 2011 – 5:32 pm
A short time ago I heard about this YouTube video while watching a Fox News broadcast.  The Commentator stated that the video had gone "viral" around the world.  After watching, or better said, experiencing this video I realized why there has been such a far reaching acceptance of it. I am totally confident that this, when experienced,  is something that will "uplift" the Spirit of most every Christian!!!  So I want to make sure that each and every person who reads this post will have the opportunity to involve themselves with it.  As a Christian having experienced this video I can say without hesitation, "Everyone who does watch it will feel his or her Spirit soar about as close to Heaven as one can get and still keep their feet on this earth!!! There is said to be about 2000 people involved in this tribute to our Lord.  After the fourth or fifth time you experience this video, start looking behind and to the sides ...

Moment to Moment

May 7, 2011 – 2:50 pm
"Trust Me Enough" Trust me Enough to let things happen without striving to predict or control them.  Relax , and refresh yourself in the Light of My everlasting Love.  My Love-Light never dims, yet you are often unaware of My radiant Presence.  When you project yourself into the future, rehearsing what you will do or say, you are seeking to be self-sufficient: to be adequate without My help.  This is a subtle sin - so common that it usually slips by unnoticed. The alternative is to live fully in the present, depending on Me each moment.  Rather than fearing your inadequacy, rejoice in My abundant supply.  Train your mind to seek My help continually, even when you feel competent to handle something by yourself.  Don't divide your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require My help.  Instead, learn to rely on Me in every situation.  This discipline ...

“Be As A Little Child”

March 11, 2011 – 9:58 pm
OIL  AND WATER God and sin are like the proverbial “oil and water.” One cannot exist with the other – ever! God had to cast Beelzebub and his followers out of Heaven when they turned to sin. Likewise, once satan brought sin into the Garden, he, along with Adam and Eve who had sinned the original sin were cast out of the Garden which was Created as a “Perfect” Place. This is why Jesus had to come to the earth as a human. He was God in human form! Otherwise, God never could have returned to earth because of all the sin that exists here. Only being in human form could Jesus (capable of sinning) function within this world dominated by satan. He had been given His Power from God and could act for God.  Jesus was Given an Agenda by God and He was Asked by His Father to complete that Agenda. God is able, due ...

The “Real” Passion of Christ

February 6, 2011 – 11:18 am
Pre-Post "Look Back " Back in 2008 we looked at the "real" Passion of Christ!  For over 2000 years, Christians have universally believed that the incredible physical suffering that Jesus endured and, ultimately His Crucifixion, was "The Passion of Christ."  Is it really relevant or important if maybe His physical suffering to give each of us Salvation is not the "whole story?" In a word, "YES!" If paying the "ultimate price" is the entire reality of Jesus' Passion, then what about the soldier who throws his or herself on a hand grenade to protect their fellow soldiers?  What about the "patriot" that suffers unbelievable torture to protect other fellow patriots from exposure to possible death from their enemies?  This is not an attempt to diminish the sufferings of our Lord.  It is an offering of a much larger reality and truth! The Holy Spirit has led me to the understanding of what our Jesus truly gave ...

But What If…

January 17, 2011 – 3:40 pm
Please allow me to write at the outset, “It is not my place to judge you or anyone else.”  I’ve learned, though, after many years of just caring about myself and what was "important" to me, my words alone will not change those around me.  Most of my life, I believed that I was a "good" person.  As long, of course, "I" was happy within my "self" and with "my" life.  I reached a point, though, that I had to face a reality other than my own.  This occurred after having served our Country very traumatically as an Army helicopter pilot, after having had a fairly successful (by the world's standards) business career and, finally, with the help of my wonderful and gracious wife, raising a family centered around our three beloved children (and now their wonderful spouses and nine wonderful grandchildren). It was my choice to continue as I had been all these ...

Oh Yeah, Baby, That’s What I Want!!

January 11, 2011 – 4:30 pm
Whether Television, Print Media, and now the Internet - "If it bleeds, it leads!" - "Sex sells!" - "Tell them what they want to hear and they'll be knocking at our door!" - "Self always rules!" Welcome to Marketing 101 for the world today!  This is how it is, whether we want to admit it or not.  We cannot sit in the privacy of our own homes and not be affected by this constant assault on our senses and morals! Is this now the societal "norm?"  Does this outwardly affect each of us in our daily decisions and activites - not to mention our long-term goals? Thus, it seems safe to conclude that personal satisfaction directs, if not controls, a major portion of humankind.  Whether in wealthy or impoverished countries self desire and/or perceived self necessity rules for the many. This reality doesn't take a lot of words to either describe its place in the world today ...

Heaven, Hell Or Nothing…Are You Willing To Roll The Dice?!!

January 4, 2011 – 4:42 pm
As a believer, if I'm wrong...it won't matter. If I'm right...it becomes my "forever!!!" Maybe you have never spent a great amount of time in consideration of this question; or maybe you have. Either way, you already know in the depths of your heart the choice of answers. Wait a minute, you say..."What is this 'question' you're running on about?" The question is: "What happens after I draw my last breath in THIS world?" To my mind and spirit there are three potential answers. First...nothing. There is no "other side." No Heaven! No hell! Just a nothingness follows this life just lost. So whether you "were a believer" or not: it simply doesn't matter!! Thus, one's belief in an eternal afterlife would, in the final analysis, be totally and completely meaningless! However, there is a second and a third possibility! In the second, a true believer in The Salvation of Christ WILL open their ...

Does What You Wear, Drink Or How You Act Determine Who You Are In Eternity?

November 21, 2010 – 1:19 pm
The models strut across the television production set where a women's clothing commercial is being filmed.  The point of the commercial is to show off their bodies in extravagant tight fitting clothes, ultra high heeled boots and shoes, very flashy eye-catching  jewelery and, of course, the heavy use of cosmetic products.  All of which is intended to promote their artificially created image of sexuality.  The director tells the women on the set, "Remember, you're not selling clothes, you're selling that sexy image  that can only be had by wearing these outfits! (1 John 2:15-16)"  The obvious intent is to convince all women, and even teenage girls, that to attract those males of similar ages, they must buy and wear this or that clothing line as marketed in television commercials and the printed media.  Often, these commercials and print advertisements are shown across entire states, if not the entire United States of America!  But wait!  This is not just a women's issue...far from it!  It is a ...

Update for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ

November 14, 2010 – 5:54 am
Life in the world has been a little upside down lately.  We've had some of this world's challenges take place in our lives, as so many of God's children currently do, so we sincerely apologize for our irregularity of late (Romans 8:18).  As far as BlessedBooks.com, you may have noticed a series of changes in the site itself.  We've changed "servers," which has done wonders for the "speed" of the site.  As well, we have the owner of this "server," The WebTech Design Group (www.WebTechdg.com), upgrading BlessedBooks.com's homepage also.  So, as the saying goes, "Please forgive our mess!" "The "housekeeping" currently being done on BlessedBooks.com, along with personal health issues and other worldly challenges, have prevented us from providing, with better regularity, our sharing of The Holy Spirit's Love and Spiritual Guidance for each of us.  For this, we are greatly sorry!  Our sincerest apologies certainly go out to you, but even more to Him Who see's fit to share with each of ...

We Can Be Perfect In This World – Really?

August 28, 2010 – 9:07 pm
Yes, I know.  The only Perfect Human to walk this planet is Jesus!  But then I read 1 John 4:10-18.  Actually, I recommend each of us read all of the Bible's Book of First John (it's not that long). Our understanding of "perfection" is not that of God's.  God is "Perfection" personified!  There has never been, nor will there ever be, sin and God in the same environment.  It is a physical and Spiritual impossibility with NO EXCEPTIONS! Jesus is perhaps our very best example of God's Perfection.  He walked the earth for about thirty-three years.  He never sinned once - up until the last few seconds of His earthly life while hanging there on the Cross.  It was only then that He willingly released The Holy Spirit from His human soul.  He then let the "sin of death" touch Him and changed eternity. It was that horrible day the non-believing Jews gave Him up to the Romans to be beaten, scourged ...