Swap Meet

25 06 2013

“Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.”

Ecclesiastes 11:1 KJV/Amplified

  • Don’t hold back.
  • Let go of the “good stuff.”
  • Never calculate giving as a loss.
  • Give your very best.
  • Don’t even give it another thought.
  • Happily and spontaneously, “Make someone else’s day.”
  • When you least expect it, your giving comes back to you again.

[Then Peter said:] “Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I to thee…

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”  Acts 3:6 KJV

Food for thought: Mark 4:24 and Matthew 7:2

Can you afford to give three minutes and thirty-nine seconds for a fabulous song? Then click the hyper link, sit back and enjoy

 “Giving you the best that I’ve got…” By Artist: Miss Anita Baker

http://youtu.be/aQiMhAUJNMo

Uploaded on YouTube by LikeNew09 and brought to you by the nice folks at BET.  Enjoy and as always,

Be Blessed!

The Light Keeper





Big Enough ?

24 05 2013

The Light Keeper has friends in Egypt.   dusk__camel__pyramids__cairo_-_egypt

They taught us about the Qur’an. We spent hours discussing the similarities between the Holy Bible and the Qur’an regarding the “Creation” story; Abraham; Ishmael; Joseph and the One whom they called the Prophet Ye’shua (peace be upon Him) and we know as, Jesus.    reading group2

On any typical day, they enjoy most American movies, music and have a terrific Egyptian movie industry and Pop stars as well. Your Light Keeper went a little cross-eyed trying to keep up with the English subtitles.  A few of these wonderful friends were Coptic Christians, which can trace its roots back to early Christianity.

copticchurch

All this to say…

Is “Your God” big enough to have lovingly created all humanity

  One Earth

 
One Earth

  Or just the folks in your Church?

church scene

Come (aboard…) “Let us reason together…”

Be Blessed!





Dear Reader

18 12 2012
Angels Tell the News

Angels Tell the News

We are so grateful that our Sister-In-Christ, Cindy, was praying the other day and allowed us to listen in; please Click the link below.

Let us: Join hands, join hearts, join prayers

For when two or more are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst.”

We pray you: Comfort, joy, peace and love to our Dear Reader’s of TN Lighthouse Ministries this Holy Day season remembering Christ our Savior.

We will be back in your “IN” box January 2013.

Be Blessed!

The Light Keeper

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An Angel Weeps

An Angel Weeps





Stranger Danger

13 12 2012
Hitching A Ride

Hitching A Ride

As the New Year looms on the horizon, my inbox overflows, with multi-media Prophetic pronouncements for 2013. There are a lot of cotton candy scenarios and hefty sprinklings of Fairy dust being digitized lately, masquerading as ‘prophetic’ utterances. By no means is your humble servant, the Light keeper, becoming jaded or cynical; considering we survived the Eighties- ‘If it didn’t happen then’…you see my point.

However, something (The Holy Spirit) keeps nibbling around the edges of our spirit; floating back like the refrain of an old beloved hymn; it’s that comment that our Lord Jesus made during a very well documented teaching session recorded (below):

27 My sheep know my voice, and I know them. They follow me, 28 and I give them eternal life, so that they will never be lost. No one can snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father gave them to me, and he is greater than all others. [a] No one can snatch them from his hands, 30 and I am one with the Father.      John 10:27-30 C.E.V.

Before anyone wants to get ‘all mystic,’ or presupposes that we are; consider this: Go to any playground in the world and watch dozens of children at play. Also watch carefully to see what happens when a parent of one those children calls their child. Invariably, the other children hear ‘a voice,’ but they just keep right on playing, but the child whose parent calls to them immediately recognizes the parents voice above all the other sounds in the area. The child responds.

Consider this also, that in the Prophesies of 2013 floated out thus far; mainly there is nothing (and we mean absolutely nothing) given for us sheep to chew on, reflect on, strive toward, believe for, or develop upon. All that is required is for us to: Open our hand (or mouth) and ‘get.’ Get blessed, get graced, get stuff, and get more stuff!

Stop us if we’re wrong (and I’m sure you will), but throughout the pages of what our Heavenly Father wrote down for us [the Holy Bible]; we participate in this Love relationship; even the free gift of salvation requires confession and belief. [Rom. 10:9] Additionally, let’s review Matthew 7 for example, where our Lord Jesus starts off telling us what our part of Kingdom relationship looks like:

  • “Do not”… Verses 1 – 6
  • “Ask”…. Verses 7-10

    Sermon on the Mount

    Sermon on the Mount

  • “Give”… Verses 11-12
  • “Enter”… Verses 13-14

No lights, no cameras, but plenty of Action! It’s up to us to ‘Do’ something.

So, from one sheep to another who shares the same Heavenly Father, don’t go trotting off behind some stranger dangling a prophecy that just ‘sounds’ a lot like our Heavenly Dad, but it really isn’t Him.

What it comes down to:

If…You know Him, you know His word, so you know His voice, then you know better!

2013 will be Perfect?

2013 will be Perfect?

Don’t get in the car with a strangers promising you something for nothing.

Our Dad never does that!

And as always,

Be Blessed

Credits:

*Thumbing A Lift* Photo and gallery at http://www.dreamstime.com

*Painting, “The Sermon On the Mount,” by Harry Anderson [Aug. 1906-Nov.1996] www.wikipedia.org

*Baby Sheep photo by MickeyIW over with the good folks at http://www.Deviantart.com

Bible Quote: C.E.V. – Contemporary English Versions; courtesy of the good folks over atwww.Biblegateway.com





Road to Damascus, Again

4 12 2012
Beautiful Damascus

Beautiful Damascus

Turn on the National news in the U.S.A. and you’ll invariably hear something about the tragedy and trials of the city of Damascus.

As an average American Christian; other than having learned the account about the Apostle Paul, back when he was still ‘Saul‘, regarding his having had a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ while, ‘On the Road to Damascus,’ I guess most of us don’t know a whole heck of a lot about the city of Damascus.

Well, that all changed for this author when a comment came in about one of our Blogs from a lovely young woman named, Rhula, of Damascus. She sent her picture, she subscribed, she ‘Liked’ us and sent a lovely comment that “as a Christian, she found TN Lighthouse Ministry very interesting and enjoyable.” We are still humbled.

Over the many months as we have heard news of Damascus, Rhula has come to mind and we are always mindful to remember her in our prayers for safety and peace for she and all the people of Damascus.

I am asking the reader’s and even casual lookie-loo’s to this Blog to remember Rhula in your prayers. Remember that there are living human beings… men, women and children behind the headlines.

Many in Damascus have already died and many will not live to see the end of this very day. We are reminded of the souls of the martyrs that live beneath the very altar of Jehovah-God, Almighty and cry out to Him…

“How long? and He replies to them… “Not long!” 

Another soul of a martyr that resides there is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who seemed to know prophetically that soon he too would join his brothers and sisters beneath that altar. Listen to his speech (Link below).

Remember Rhula, remember Damascus and remember to pray without ceasing.

As always… Be Blessed!

Scripture Keys:

  • Saul on the road to Damascus: Acts 9:1-5
  • Souls of the martyrs under the altar of God: Revelation 6:9-10-11

We Covet your prayers, we Thank you for your Giving and we Love to Hear from You!  cca





Just Keep Climbing

22 10 2012

Still Climbing

14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

2 In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b]

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself;                           that where I am, there you may be also.                                          John 14: 1-4  NKJV

Perhaps, it was due to another birthday sliding by me this month that your humble Lightkeeper began reviewing the past as in: Should’a, Could’a, Would’a... with quite a few: “If only…” thrown in for good measure. There was no Deep-Down Funk; just occasional flashes of crucial crossroads from the past that made me go… ‘Oooch.’

After sharing this situation with my ‘Dear One,’ he gave me his very best pep talk (The “Dutch Uncle” speech) and I agreed; deciding to throw away that kind of thinking along with our morning toast edges. However, it seems the Holy Spirit had a ‘word’ for me too [Thank God]:

“…(if) you believe in God… Believe also in Me …” 

Let’s slow our train (of thought) down a bit and take a moment to put our hearts’ focus upon what our Lord Jesus is saying to us. What I came away with is that “HE” has always been right there… Loving us, every step of the way; even in our mis-steps; trials and errors.

Our lives can ‘turn on a dime.’ We see headlines from across the globe that are about real people doing marvelous and or tragic things in their lives; moment by moment. It’s nice to know, as a Believer, that through the highs and the lows, we can hook our rope into the rock of Jesus the Christ, by faith. Whether in this life or eternity… [If] we Believe in Him also… We Win! Why? Because He loves us so much. Cling to that truth, no matter what mountain you are climbing now or have climbed in the past.

So… No regrets. We live, love and grow to climb higher in our loving faith through knowing a loving Lord. Until next time and as always, Be Blessed!

Want to hear a pretty song? Enjoy Donny Hathaway, 1970 Audio: “A Song For You” 

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I S-cream, You S-cream, We All S-cream…Let’s Stop Screaming

21 09 2012
We All Scream for Ice Cream

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

All over the world, there are many good ideas and opinions. There are many good ideas that seemed like good ideas at the time, but they just didn’t work out; like slavery in the United States. To the slave industrial market of the 17th century,  it didn’t seem like a bad idea… until it wasn’t. Slaves sang:

O Freedom, O freedom, O freedom over me… And before I’ll be a slave, I’ll be buried in my grave and go home to my Lord and be free.” Many made good on that promise.

Perhaps today, the American Slave would be depicted in the news as ‘ungrateful Jihaddists.’ Also today, the ‘Children of Israel‘ making their ‘Exodus’ would have been considered ‘illegal aliens’ in the “Promised Land” as many still hold that same opinion today. Selah (meaning to pause and reflect)

There is a lot of chatter out in the world today Beloveds’ and we have to understand our presence in the world as Christians. We must always make our first consideration: What is written? What does the word of God have to say on this subject or that situation?

In several of the Gospels, we see a record of our Lord Jesus being tempted in the wilderness by Satan himself. Note that Jesus’ temptation came on the heels of His being tired, hungry and isolated from family and friends. Isn’t that when we all seem to be at our most vulnerable? Additionally, this temptation came at the decision point of a great undertaking for Father-God… Jesus’ assignment and agreement to be, The Christ… to take away and upon Himself,  the sins of all human beings on earth; in fact, the sin (downfall) of all creation.

In the Book of Luke, chapter 4:1-12, we see that Jesus spoke to the Arch Angel, Satan-himself; to tell him three times [Note: Holy Trinity]; precisely and concisely that: “…It is written…”

Vs. 4- “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”

Vs. 8- “You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.”

Vs. 12- “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.”

As mentioned, there is a lot of chatter out in the world today, but some things are truths that do not change (if you are indeed a Christian).

  • We pray for the peace of Jerusalem
  • We extend kindness and charity to everyone we encounter; considering that we would have them do the same on our behalf.
  • We raise up generations after us to respect and honor the word of God and their fellow human beings, created in the very image of God.

POP QUIZ: You’ve just been mugged, beaten and left semi-conscious on the curb without an iPhone. Whom would you rather have stroll around the corner to discover you: The “good” Samaritan that without hesitation, tends to you immediately with care and concern or the “Rich young ruler” {all show and no dough…. all hat and no cattle…} who dots his ‘i’ and crosses his ‘t’ to perfection?

We all have opinions, however, the word of God comes first for Believer’s. Let’s stop screaming.

Be Blessed!








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