The Case for Christ — one Man’s Journey to Find the Truth

The movie is compelling on so many levels. It was refreshing to see a journalist actually dig for a story and admit when he makes a mistake! The story is about Lee Strobel and his efforts to research and debunk the ‘myth’ of Christianity and faith. He is a writer and a seeker of truth from beginning to end.

 

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13

If you are paying attention you can almost see the hound of heaven pounding on the door of his heart.  You can see the prayers of his wife materialize on the screen.  You can feel the agony of a man’s journey to find the truth even when it defies all he has built his life around.

Don’t miss this movie when it is in your area.  You and your entire family will enjoy and probably learn something too.  Did I mention there is a subplot that is as compelling as the main story.  It revolves around a court case and a media story that causes his conviction wrongfully.  I wonder how many of us would have had the courage to admit we were wrong and correct the matter?

Here is the website about the movie.

If you stay for the credits you will find out what happened to each of the main characters and even the children.  If you want to read the book, it is available on Amazon.  Click here for more info or to order online.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them: The Case for Christ — one Man’s Journey to Find the Truth

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New Series for New Moms — Dear Mama by Rachael Joy Tapp

If you are just starting a family or well on the way you don’t want to miss this series.  i’ve only known Rachael Joy Tapp for a few years, but it seems like we’ve been friends forever.  She has wisdom beyond her years.  She lives in the Panhandle with her husband, Joshua and their children.

Rachael and Joshua lost their first child during the pregnancy. They have a precious two year old daughter, Hadassah, and just recently gave birth to premature twins, Levi and Gideon.  So she has a bit of life experience but she wraps that in practical tips and guidance from above.   I know you will enjoy each segment so be sure to connect with her and her blog.   I will try to add links to this post as they are released.

Here is her own bio in her own words.

Here is the series announcement.

Article one: Dear Mama, Who Just Gave Birth

Article two: Dear Mama, Who Wonders why Kids are like This

Article three: Dear Mama, Who Is Going on a Trip

Article four: Dear Mama, Who Thinks I Don’t See

Article five: Dear Mama, There is No Room for Fear

Article six:  Dear Mama, Learning to Feed the Family

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Dear Mama Series

A Man of God — A Tribute and a Testimony to Brother Frid

 

This book is very personal to me and my family.  My folks met the Lord with Jesse and a few other people many years ago in the 1960’s.  Our families visited together through the years and they taught us about their encounter with Jesus, their study of the bible and encouraged us to seek Him too.  I remember bible studies in various homes specifically for the children.  Many of the children met Jesus along the way and were baptized in the Holy Spirit as well.  They now have their own stories to tell and most their own families.  Special thanks to Jesse and my parents for pointing the Way and for bible teachers like Brother Frid, and Pastor Hong Sit and Derek Prince who gave us a firm foundation for life’s ups and downs.  A few years down the road, my dad became a bible teacher and I have a few of his studies on tape.  Jesse, retired now, has been writing and I am glad for the opportunity to share some of his work.  I pray it will be a blessing to many and that we will leave a clear path for those that follow us.

Thanks Jesse for putting this part of the story in print!

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The Man of God - Brother Frid

The Preface to A Man of God by Jesse C. Jones

This is a story about a man, a place, and a time when the lives of many people were touched by a power they did not know existed, nor did they know that this power was available to them.  The man that God used to demonstrate this power was unassuming and  totally devoid of the pride of life that plagues most men, and has led an untold number into exaggerated self-esteem and conceit.  He appeared in this appointed place without fanfare, and he came into our lives as a result of an event that he had no part in, and, as far as I know was not even aware of.  That he had been prepared for this place and time seems to be without question, for things happened rapidly after he began to be used by God in the ministry to which he had been called.

Looking back on this time, some fifty years ago, makes me think about how a large storm moves through a place and changes everything, and then is gone.  Like many of the changes brought about by the storm, the changes wrought in the lives touched by God through this man have not gone away, for they were changes to men’s hearts, and all the issues of life come from the heart (Pr. 4:23).  I know first-hand about the changes in the lives of my family: this is something we will consider later in the book.  But to tell this story in any meaningful way I need to describe the effect of this man’s ministry on other’s lives.  There were many people touched by this outpouring of God’s grace and I am personally acquainted with only a few: many have gone on to their eternal reward.  I wish I had more detail on the life of the principal character, but he and his wife have long since departed, and after fifty years there are relatively few knowledgeable sources still around.  Nevertheless, I have used the contacts I could identify.  I pray that readers will be touched by this story as I have been through the power of God manifested in this man’s life.

Jesse C. Jones

Chapters in this book:

The Preparation

The Man of God Appears

The Scattering

The Aftermath

The Witnesses

 

Other Books Available by Jesse C. Jones

After the “Big Bang”

A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

A Man of God

Dialogue With an Atheist

Has God Divorced America?

The Mystery of God

The Spiritual Life

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online.  

They are free to download & share via SCrosnoe on Scribd

The Path to Holiness  – (paperback) available for purchase here

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LONANG: Law of Nature and Nature’s God

LONANG is an acronym for the Laws of Nature and (of) Nature’s God, a phrase first used in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776. The phrase is also a plural contraction; a somewhat shorthand way of saying “the law of nature and the law of nature’s God.”

But the concepts embodied in the phrase didn’t originate with Jefferson. The law of nature was a common term used by historic legal writers such as Grotius, Burlamaqui, Blackstone and others. The law of nature’s God, a lesser used term, was more commonly called the divine law, or the revealed law, meaning the laws of God revealed in verbal form. So what are these laws, and what can be known about them? This is our task . . .

LONANG Banner - Herbert W Titus

LONANG Library
Historic Reference Works
Significant writings in the natural law tradition

Organic Legal Documents
Anglo-American fundamental legal documents

LONANG Commentaries
Legal Foundations
Fundamental laws and legal institutions

Constitutional Law
In search of the law of republican government

A Basic Curriculum
Basic legal principles and legal education

Limited Government Series and Essential Reading (see links on right sidebar)

[Editor’s Note:  I suggest you bookmark this site for reference documents.  Read and study with family and friends.  This should be civics 101 in every household and in every school in the land.  Special thanks to Herbert W. Titus for his work on this project and through the years on matters of constitutional law.  Blessings/sc]

 

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Greg Mathers book of founding documents

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A good friend of mine Greg Mathers has compiled and published a number of these documents via Lulu Publishing

available in hard cover >>>>

or downloadable version >>>

Prayer Breakfast Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Cahn — The Shadow of Judgement is upon us…

The shadow of judgement is upon us….

The call for repentance is strong — may the people of the nation hear and respond timely!

Rabbi Jonathon Cahn - author Harbinger

Rabbi Jonathon Cahn, author of “The Harbinger”

Guest Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger, speaks to an inaugural day Prayer Breakfast on Jan 21, 2013 (1)  This video was published to youtube on Jan 25, 2013 with over 176k views at time of posting.  It is approximately 35mins long.

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Day of Repentance website  here >>>.

Here also is a recent case where the President got to hear opinion, politely communicated, from a professional, educated business man and distinguished Neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjanmin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast, Feb 7, 2013 with President Obama PRESENT.  This video was published to youtube on Feb 7, 2013 with over 1.6M views at time of posting.  It is approximately 27 minutes long.

Freedomslighthouse.net (more videos from the poster of this one)

Is America in for a Cosmic Do-Over?

Transcript of Rabbi Cahns’ speech via scribd:

Rabbi Cahn’s closing words were very powerful indeed, dare I say prophetic?!  May I humbly suggest we proclaim this out loud together and come into harmony on the matter and with the word of God!

And, to all who will come He will receive and He calls out “Come, for all you who hear this message and you dwell in darkness, it’s time to come and you will not be turned away.”  And for all you who know Him, you, His people. It’s time to put away any shade of darkness and compromise and take up the mantle of your calling. It’s time to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world you were called to be in truth, in power, in love. It’s time to light up the darkness. It’s time to be strong. It’s time to be bold. It’s time to be radical.

The watchman is crying out. The trumpets are sounding. The voice of the Lord is calling to this nation, saying “Return! Return!” Let the world go forth, let the power of God be seen in this land! Let revival burst forth like a mighty river! The voice is calling – prepare the way of the Lord, make straight His path, let every mountain and hill be cast down, and every valley be lifted up and let the crooked way become straight, let the rough way become smooth, the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken “Qum e ore iki va oret.” Arise and shine, for the light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen on you in the name above every name Yeshua Hamashiach, Jesus the Messiah, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Light of the world, the Hope of America, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, and the glory to His people, Israel, Amen and amen and amen, to Him be the glory.

The Harbinger by Cahn

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Many have posted, regarding school shootings, “I asked God where He was when all this happened and He told me ‘I’m not welcome in schools’.” Often, that sounds like a crass, uncaring, and thoughtless reply. At the Jan 21, 2013 Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn made a much more detailed explanation of why such tragedies happen and are continually happening in America.

Continue to look for Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger” on YouTube. Keep the truth out there. Thank you for your comments and shares and please don’t be intimidated by what others may say. We are called to be witnesses to Yeshua/Jesus Christ- This once great country is now standing on the train tracks in the face of an oncoming locomotive, if we do not step aside (get off the track we are on) there will be very serious consequences.

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(1) Additional links for reference (special thanks to Amanda)

This event was sponsored by CBN, among others, and was not an “official” presidential inaugural event.

  1. Link to CBN interview with event organizer Merrie Turner: http://www.cbn.com/tv/2085735621001
  2. Link to Inaugural Prayer Breakfast site: http://www.pipb2013.com/special-guests-speakers.html
  3. Link to Sponsors of Event: http://www.pipb2013.com/sponsors.html

A Layman’s Commentary on The Revelation of Jesus Christ now available on Scribd

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, A Layman’s Commentary

(now available on Scribd to read/download/share)

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, A Layman’s Commentary  Collection of All Chapters

Cover Art:

Revelation 19 © 2006 by Rex & Carleen Morache • All Rights Reserved

Website: www.mark4.org (see God Parts section)

King of Kings and Lord of Lords painting used with permission for —

A Layman’s Commentary

on

The Revelation of Jesus Christ

(As Recorded by the Beloved Disciple John)

 Jesse C. Jones

In the mid-1990’s when my wife was in the last stages of Alzheimer’s disease, I got into the habit spending the late hours of the day praying and talking to God.  It was during this time that I began to sense God urging me to do something that I would never have considered doing, and certainly did not feel qualified to do under any circumstance: He continually persisted in my writing an exposition on the seven churches of the book of Revelation.  Every night it was the same: He would bring it up, and I would argue that I was not qualified to undertake writing on the Bible, nor did I have the slightest insight regarding the seven churches.  This went on for some time, and eventually I came across a book that had been written on the seven churches of Revelation.  I thought that this was my “Aha” moment, and I immediately brought it to God’s attention, thinking that I was off the hook.  No such luck, for God (as I have learned) always has a Plan B that is better, and usually bigger, in mind, and that’s when He hit me with probably what He had in mind all along: writing a commentary on the entire book of Revelation.  This hit me like a ton of bricks: I had felt unqualified to write on the seven churches, now I was confronted with something so overwhelming there was no question about my inadequacy.  Undoubtedly, that is where He wanted me to be all the time: totally dependent on Him for every idea, concept and interpretation that I put to paper (or computer screen in this case).

So I began to study, search and write, and the words seemed to keep coming.  This was something totally new to me.  I had co-authored a couple of technical books in my last job as a teacher, but this was different.  Here I was dealing with subjects for which I could not reach down within to draw up understanding: I had to depend totally on Him.

I do not want to leave readers with the impression that everything in this book is right out of God’s mouth.  What I hope is contained therein is what God gave, processed through an ordinary layman’s mind and body, and therefore susceptible to some misunderstanding.  Several years ago a friend asked me why I thought God would give me knowledge that He had not given other men.  My answer was that God is no respecter of persons (Ac. 10:34), He gives knowledge to those who have the greatest need and desire, with no consideration of status or position in the world.  In fact, He seems to favor the least capable or honorable (1 Co. 12:22-24).

This work can be downloaded, in part or whole.

My hope is that God will use this to change lives.

Jesse Jones

Shared by Sandra Crosnoe on Scribd upon the author’s request and with his permission.   She has known Jesse and his family most of her life and loves him dearly.  It is indeed an honor to share his work and publish it on scribd for him so that many more can read and share and get to know the One who is coming back soon.  The time may be short — be ready!  Special thanks to Rex and Carleen Morache for permission to use their King of Kings painting on the cover.

Cover Page Artwork Revelation Commentary

Summary Revelation Commentary

TOC Revelation Commentary

Preface Revelation Commentary

Introduction to Revelation Commmentary

Chapter 01 – Revelation Commentary Christ Appears to John

Chapter 02 – Revelation Commentary Letter to the Church at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira

Chapter 03 – Revelation Commentary The Church at Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicia

Chapter 04 – Revelation Commentary John’s Vision of Heaven +

Chapter 05 – Revelation Commentary The Book of Judgment

Chapter 06 – Revelation Commentary The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse +

Chapter 07 – Revelation Commentary 144,000 Israelites Are Sealed +

Chapter 08 – Revelation Commentary Silence in Heaven +

Chapter 09 – Revelation Commentary The Fifth Angel Sounds +

Chapter 10 – Revelation Commentary The Mystery of God is Finished +

Chapter 11 – Revelation Commentary The Seventh Angel Sounds +

Chapter 12 – Revelation Commentary Satan is Cast Out of Heaven

Chapter 13 – Revelation Commentary The Antichrist and False Prophet +

Chapter 14 – Revelation Commentary The Wrath of God +

Chapter 15 – Revelation Commentary The Seven Vials of God’s Wrath +

Chapter 16 – Revelation Commentary Plagues on the Earth +

Chapter 17 – Revelation Commentary The Great Whore +

Chapter 18 – Revelation Commentary The Fall of Babylon +

Chapter 19 – Revelation Commentary The Marriage of the Lamb +

Chapter 20 – Revelation Commentary Resurrection and judgement +

Chapter 21 – Revelation Commentary A New Heaven and Earth +

Chapter 22 – Revelation Commentary Epilog

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OK-SAFE Recommended Reading List — for your personal summer research program


OK-SAFE Recommended  Reading  List

from Researchers Summit – June 2012

 

Agenda  21/Sustainable  Development  

1. Agenda  21  Sustainable  Development  ␣  Source:  UN.org – Agenda21

2. Freedom  Advocates,  Exposing  Sustainable  Development  Website  ␣  Source:  FreedomAdvocates.org

3. Understanding  Sustainable  Development  Pamphlet  ␣

Source:  FreedomAdvocates.org – pamphlet (­pdf)

   Carbon  Currency/Transition  to  a  Low  Carbon  Economy  

1. Environmental  Perspectives  Inc.  OPED  Pages  ␣

Source:  Environmental Perspectives Inc

2. 2009  U.S.-­‐China  MOU  to  Enhance  Cooperation  on  Climate  Change  ␣  transition  to  a  low-­‐carbon  economy  ␣

Source:  www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/july/126592.htm

3. Transition  Initiatives  Primer,  2009  ␣  Source:

TransitionNetwork.org – TransitionInitiativesPrimer (pdf)

Education    

1. Common  Core  State  Standards  and  Race  to  the  Top  ␣  An  Introduction  in  Marxism  101,  by  ROPE  ␣  Source:

Scribd.com – Common-­‐Core-­‐State-­‐Standards-­‐and-­‐Race-­‐to-­‐the-­‐Top-­‐An-­‐Introduction-­‐to-­‐ Marxism-­‐101

   Energy/Smart  Meters  

1. Energy  Insecurity  and  Instability  in  a  New  World  ␣  ppt.  Source:   www.channelingreality.com/Power/energy_black_swan.pdf

2. Smart  Meter  Case  in  Idaho  ␣  Source:  www.channelingreality.com/Idx_Smart_Meter_Drama.htm

   Government  Modernization  

1. E-­‐Government,    Definition  of  ␣  Source:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-­‐Government

2. Government  Technology  ␣  Source:  www.govtech.com/technology/

   Health  Care  Reform,  Exchanges,  NBIC  (Nanotechnology,  Biotechnology,  Information  Technology,  Cognitive  Science)  

1. Exposing  Health  Care  Reform  ␣  website  ␣  Source:  www.exposinghealthcarereform.com

2. Health  Care  Reform  Defined,  by  OK-­‐SAFE,  Inc.  ␣  Source:

Health_Care_Reform_Defined_for_EHCR- Handout-2012.pdf

3. The  Model  is  the  Message,  by  Vicky  Davis  ␣  Source:

www.channelingreality.com/Power/model_is_the_message.htm

   Justice  

1. Intelligence  Led  Policing  and  Fusion  Centers,  How  the  IACP  Helped  the  USA  to  Cross  the  Rubicon,  by  Kaye  Beach     ␣

Source:    www.scribd.com/doc/93705992/Intelligence-­‐Led-­‐Policing-­‐and-­‐Fusion-­‐Centers-­‐How-­‐the-­‐IACP-­‐ Helped-­‐the-­‐USA-­‐to-­‐Cross-­‐the-­‐Rubicon-­‐FINAL

2. Authorization  For  the  Use  of  Military  Force  Source:  www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS22357.pdf

3. NDAA  (National  Defense  Authorization  Act)  ␣

Source  of  sections:  NDAA  FOR  FISCAL  YEAR  2012  (1021-­‐1022-­‐1023).doc (download doc)

   Technocracy  

1. The  Technocracy  Papers  by  Patrick  Wood,  The  August  Forecast  and  Review  ␣

Source:   AugustForecast.com/category/technocracy/

2. The  last  two  chapters  of  Technocracy  Study  Course,  by  Technocracy  Incorporated  -­‐

Source:   TechnocracyStudyCourseUnabridged

   Transhumanism  

1. Designing  the  Future  ␣  NBIC  Technologies  and  Human  Performance  Enhancement  ␣

Source:  Link pending

2. Humanity+  -­‐  Source:  HumanityPlus.org/

Please share and be informed and alert, there are potentially dangerous waters up ahead~

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