If you are a believer, the bible says you are a stranger and a pilgrim in this world. Infact you are an alien...one who is not from these parts. Because you have the life of God within you, you can no more call earth your true home. You are just passing thru, so to speak. Listen to KEITH GREEN, a prophet, musician and songwriter from the 70's . In this recording due to imperfect sound quality,he may even sound a little like an alien, but hear his words....they apply so much more to us in the year 2005.



The only reason this is being published is that maybe it will cause some of us to wake up. We are to pray for our 'leadership', whether it be our local church pastor, our prime minister, president or whoever else you consider i.e. your boss, like never before. Our laurels are being sat upon and are becoming too numb. Where is the blood circulation? Can you feel it? After checking out this link I am convinced more than ever to look up! Jesus is coming soon. WAKE UP CHURCH ! Our citizenship is in heaven from whence cometh the bridegroom for the bride. The qualifying factor is that 'she makes herself ready'(the preacher can't do it for her!)She loves His appearing (because she is in love with Him), and of course, she is a full overcomer. * Influence of the church upon culture is directly proportional to how she identifies with her true citizenship. She will influence culture as she herself is influenced by Heaven. And in the ultimate 'fake-it' culture she can dream her dreams of christian stardom, wealth and prosperity or repent and exchange her poverty for the true riches of heaven and NOT bother about the opinions of a dying world. She needs to hold forth the Word of Life in the darkness. Anything less is (fill in the blank!)


EARTH NIGHT ~ Even while we sleep, He watches over us. We can enter into His rest as we commit our way to Him.  Posted by Hello

A LITTLE HUMOR ~ For all you Saints of the Most High God who are occupying at a certain - Mart !

LAST NIGHT AS I LAY SLEEPING, I DIED OR SO IT SEEMED THEN I WENT TO HEAVEN, BUT ONLY IN MY DREAM UP THERE SAINT PETER MET ME STANDING AT THOSE PEARLY GATES HE SAID "I'LL CHECK YOUR RECORD. PLEASE STAND HERE AND WAIT." HE TURNED AND SAID, " YOUR RECORD IS FULL OF TERRIBLE FLAWS... ON EARTH I SEE YOU RALLIED TO EVERY LOSING CAUSE... I SEE THAT YOU DRANK ALCOHOL, SMOKED AND DID DRUGS TOO. 'FACT IS YOU'VE DONE EVERYTHING A GOOD PERSON SHOULD NEVER DO. WE CAN'T HAVE PEOPLE LIKE YOU UP HERE. YOUR LIFE WAS FULL OF SIN " BUT THEN HE READ THE LAST PART, TOOK MY ARM AND SAID " COME IN " HE LED ME TO THE BIG BOSS. "TAKE HER LORD , AND TREAT HER WELL. SHE USED TO WORK AT WAL-MART ~ SHE'S DONE HER TIME IN HELL!" (lovingly dedicated to Linda M.) (The writer wishes to remain anon.) Thanks --->Auntie Jo<--- for bring that sweet little ditty to us from the Old Country. Yes, it is amazing that Wal-Mart is even in the U.K. Herein I perceive a little springboard from which I will launch myself ~ Please understand that as a believer, we have the power to influence the very atmosphere of our work environment. Strange as it may sound, if things are like hell where you work, you don't have to fall for it. Someone holds the keys of death and hell and my bible says HE LIVES IN YOU if you are a believer in Christ! Now we see a mystery.i.e. He has the power and He lives in you (if you are a believer in Christ) Yes , it is easy for me to say, but think about this. His Truth was established before I uttered my first word. {Infact... 'before any of my days came to be, they were written in Your book' (Psalm 139)} All that to say that it IS possible for Him to have His way in and thru us. And it doesn't hurt as much as we think it will when He does. Remember, fellow Saints of the Most High God, 'Christ in you, the hope of glory'(Colossians) Be that 'conductor' of His Life. When we give ourselves to such thinking we may stumble upon MIRACLES with our every step. (Just say Amen)


AN ATHEIST'S ~ nightmare ~ Is this just Trivia ?

The theory of evolution of the Coca Cola can. Billions of years ago, a big bang produced a large rock. As the rock cooled, sweet brown liquid formed on its surface. As time passed, aluminum formed itself into a can, a lid, and a tab. Millions of years later, red and white paint fell from the sky, and formed itself into the words "Coca Cola 12 fluid ounces." Of course, my theory is an insult to your intellect, because you know that if the Coca Cola can is made, there must be a maker. If it is designed, there must be a designer. The alternative, that it happened by chance or accident, is to move into an intellectual free zone. The banana-the atheist's nightmare. Note that the banana: Is shaped for human hand Has non-slip surface Has outward indicators of inward content: Green-too early, Yellow-just right, Black-too late. Has a tab for removal of wrapper Is perforated on wrapper Bio-degradable wrapper Is shaped for human mouth Has a point at top for ease of entry Is pleasing to taste buds Is curved towards the face to make eating process easy To say that the banana happened by accident is even more unintelligent than to say that no one designed the Coca Cola can. TEST The person who thinks the Coca Cola can had no designer is: ___ A. Intelligent ___ B. A fool ___ C. Has an ulterior motive for denying the obvious The Human Eye : Did you know that the eye has 40,000,000 nerve endings, the focusing muscles move an estimated 100,000 times a day, and the retina contains 137,000,000 light sensitive cells? Charles Darwin said, "To suppose that the eye could have been formed by natural selection, seems I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree." If man cannot begin to make a human eye, how could anyone in his right mind think that eyes formed by mere chance? In fact, man cannot make anything from nothing. We don't know how to do it. We can re-create, reform, develop . . . but we cannot create even one grain of sand from nothing. Yet, the eye is only a small part of the most sophisticated part of creation-the human body. George Gallup, the famous statistician, said, "I could prove God statistically; take the human body alone; the chance that all the functions of the individual would just happen, is a statistical monstrosity." Einstein Albert Einstein said, "Everyone who is seriously interested in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe—a spirit vastly superior to man, and one in the face of which our modest powers must feel humble."


Kirk Cameron on Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"

Kirk Cameron on Scarborough Country Kirk was recently asked to appear on MSNBC, on Scarborough Country, to tell about his views on Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ." CLICK HERE and scroll down to view the interview, and enjoy other free online video presentations.


Read Rhonda's Story... Posted by Hello GIVE THE WORD - CHANGE A LIFE. ~ Opportunity to begin your own ministry. Outreach Scripture and bibles are available from these links at ministry prices!

* Hope for the Highway *

Sassy Betty Boop may not seem like a typical follower of Jesus, but she certainly is getting people to check out the Bible. Just ask Rhonda DeRidder. This motorcycle rider has a praying Betty colorfully painted on her Harley 1200 Sportster. The words “Boop-oop-a-doop” and “Psalm 116” are painted next to the kneeling cartoon character. That’s the Psalm that describes a troubled soul in need of God’s touch: “… you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death … you have freed me from my chains.” THE FULL STORY and how you also can reach out with the gift of God's word to others in need.Give the Word & Change a life.


That Chinese Word ~ (as in Cross-Cultural Ed.)

No, it's not time to decorate the Chinese Christmas Tree!
MORE ON THE OBSESSION OF THE WRITER (whose wife just looked in and said 'how gooffy', referring to the capture frame. She just don't get it!) ~ ACCORDING TO CHUCK LENHART { see the fam link way below post }~ This is pronounced 'Ahei' as in "I" and is pronounced as if being punched out from the gut or 'bowels' (in King James English) It is a Chinese word for GOD'S LOVE i.e AGAPE. Now who among you does not think that is COOL? Sometimes we just have to express ourselves! Amen ! Posted by Hello


Why did God allow 9/11 ?

WHY would God allow 50,000 to die ? At any one time during a normal workday, there would have been around fifty thousand in the twin towers U.S. World Trade Center. Not to side-track any issues here, but ---> It was rather interesting that someone did observe that on 9/11 the F.B.I. offices within that structure were closed. Strange thing is, I don't believe that was a National holiday. Do the F.B.I. ever just close down ? I thought those guys where always on the job....kinda like our 'national security'! ....... Selah **A note to the wise .... Do not get too side-tracked by the Selah link. Just take the queue to "Look Up Your Redemption Draweth Nigh" (good old King James Version)


Hells Best Kept Secret ~ streamingvideo presentation !

Why do 80-90% of those making a decision for Christ fall away from the faith? What is the principle that Spurgeon, Wesley, Whitefield, etc., used to reach the lost? Why has the Church neglected it? Don't let anything stop you from listening to this incredible teaching. If you missed it the first time, check out this online streamingvideo presentation. Hells Best Kept Secret


So you have something to say? Well go ahead and be a blessing!!! .

If you have a desire to share an edifying resource or ministry .... something that has made an eternal impression upon your soul for the glory of God, and wish others to be edified even in a way that may supersede the manner in which you yourself received spiritual life->(phewww!-long sentence!), --> get ahold of yours truly and submit your stuff for consideration. Email : FriendsofJesus@muchomail.com

R U 100% Sure ? Very Simple Online Evangelism Training for individuals, small groups and churches!

The simplest way to share the gospel from RU100%Sure? Results have been rather phenomenal for those who take this up and use the simple training they receive thru this presentation. Hardcopy Materials can be sent directly to your home or church. The Church on the Rock in Beaumont,Texas began using this simple way of sharing and the harvest began. This is what we are called for no matter who we are or what we do for a living. Please prayerfully CAMP HERE FOR A WHILE. The link downloads as an mp3 audio file but it will also play on Windows Media player as a video/audio seminar presentation (17:58 minutes). WARNING : after viewing and hearing this information you will not be the same person.


Hear Chuck Lenhart Jamming in China ~ This dude Rocks !

Pretty cool for a missionary :-) ...Even gots video How come nobody told me about this stuff? Kinda makes me wonder what else I'm missing !!!


A Slight Obsession `~ albeit a good one in the light of Eternity !

*Please give webpage links a little time to load ~ they are coming from a long ways off!* If you are interested in learning a little about what is kind of becoming a slight obsession with the writer please look at this, and check out the fam. You will learn maybe what you already know (?) or maybe something brand new about my slight obsession. These guys need bibles too and support. This incredible dude shared with me the meaning of a certain Chinese word. Shoot up a quick prayer of blessing , provision and protection over them. It will probably take you 30 seconds, but if you mean it, in Jesus Name, God will tell that scribe angel to write something in a certain book in heaven next to your name and you'll hear about it later, plus these guys will be very blessed here and now!

There's just something about China !

Chinese Sunday School Outreach It is forbidden to evangelize children outside churches in China. Underground house churches, though, have been very successful in starting Sunday schools and drawing unchurched children to their activities. Huge numbers of children attend house church Sunday schools every week. However, the lack of good teaching materials for children is a hindrance to effective child evangelism and discipleship in China. Good Scripture teaching tools need to be created and distributed through underground house church networks. IBS-Chinese Asia is translating into Mandarin the remarkable children’s Gospel of Mark, Jesus: The Story of His Life, that was originally created in 1997 by IBS-South Asia. This interactive Gospel booklet, with full-color drawings, notes, questions and other study helps, will be “revolutionary” for the house church movement, say IBS-Chinese Asia staff. IBS can translate and distribute the Chinese children’s Gospel of Mark, Jesus: The Story of His Life, for just 70 cents per copy. Would you like to help?

Correction ~' The Foundation' (first post) What was it about two score save-one, anyway?

The Foundation ~ first post ~ correction ...... in ref to number of stripes to be administered ; the correct number was 40, which is, in fact two score (20 times 2). The Jews however, would not wish to break the law , therefore they would administer two score-save - one, which is where we get the number 39 stripes. What I do not understand is that the number 39 is not 40 either, therefore it is not correct as far as what the law of Moses demands. It's kinda like trying to give $3,900 for that very used vehicle , when the seller has already declared the terms to be $4,000 firm. Do we really think God winked at that? According to the book of Hebrews, maybe He did. Anyways ... I am glad I finally got that off my chest. Thanks for listening, (and no I am not being Knit-picky) Thank you for bringing this teeny typo to our attention :) We know 'every dot and tittle' was fulfilled in HIM. The Law no longer applies even to the Jew :-) At least that what God says about it. Thank you for indulging me.....That was therapeutic. ( ~now someone will sleep much better tonight )


What Single Event Had the Power To Split Time?

Here's another cool link you may want to share with someone you care about.

IT ALL STARTED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS ~ It's Almost Easter And the Magdalene Project is Going Strong !

Never think that God cannot use you. If fact, if you are reading this, something very special is about to come upon your life from heaven (can't you just feel it breaking thru!) and it might just be disguised as the Magdalene Project. No doubt, this kind of thing is not for every believer, but at the same time if a heart isn't embracing projects like this (in spirit) then it might be time to examine something inside. The writer of this article is definitely no John the Baptist, but Jesus is in there and He is the One who will move us with His compassion. I am reminded again: 'Without me you can do nothing.' It's the spirit that is quickened and the flesh 'profiteth nothing'. Thank God you are alive in Him , if you are and if you can contain yourself after doing that please check out how Jesus still finds the Mary Magdalenes and how you can be His Hands and His feet.

Singing With the Angels ~ Angela Brogan

* check out the 'Very Encouraging Testimonies' link to the right for more stories like this * I had been praying for my brother’s salvation for sometime and finally sensed the answer was near, although he had said nothing to me about it. Most any Christian would have made the trip to Texas to be with a brother at such a time. But for some reason I didn’t consider it: instead, I went to Indiana to see my sister. Now, if you know about how God can arrange things, you wont be as surprised as I was when my brother Jack, showed up. Seems he had the inclination to visit my sister at about the same time I did.. We hadn’t planned to get together; it just happened. I don’t believe in coincidence, but I do know about providence. I was already tired from traveling, but we sat up late visiting. So, by the time I snuggled in bed, my body joyfully settled into its soft welcome. But God wouldn’t let me sleep. He asked me to go talk to my brother about his lost condition. I obeyed. I sat by his bedside; I didn’t say much, but it must have been inspired because he took the lid off his heart, and confessed how bad and unworthy he was. So, when I offered to help him pray for forgiveness and accept Jesus’ salvation, he didn’t hesitate. As he confessed that heavy baggage to Jesus, he wept bitterly, and as all his sins were released and forgiven, the glory of the Lord came over his face. And I knew he was a new creature in Christ. I left the room for a few moments to wake my sister and tell her the good news. When we got back to his bedside, he was in a deep sweet sleep, and the glory was still on his face. Such a sweet presence. My sister said, “lets’s put some coffee on.” We were so excited we couldn’t possibly sleep. It was amazing how God had bidden us together. Then He had told me in my heart that Jack was ready and even gotten me out of bed! Suddenly, right there in her kitchen, we both heard a beautiful chime, then distant angelic choir singing “hallelujah! Praise the Lord!” Singing was just how we felt, so we joined the angels in singing God’s praise for about five minutes. What marvelous joy. Jesus said, “I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Luke 15:10 (NIV) My brother, Jack, passed away a few years ago and it is such a comfort to know that he is in heaven, probably singing with the angels. It is these kinds of stories that bring home the importance of our testimonies to our family and neighbors.


Are You 100% Sure You are Going to Heaven ?

Here is an good link for those of us that might just get the idea to send a link like this as part of their email signature. It's a really good way to evangelize in addition to the one on one stuff that goes on day to day etc. Suggestion ---> Click on the link above to check out the 'movie' for yourself, then paste the URL at the bottom of your email with maybe ~ RU 100% Sure You're Going to Heaven?. The actual URL is : http://christiananswers.net/gospel/goingtoheaven.html It's a good way to get something moving and/or is an interesting addition to what God already knows you have got going on :) Next time we will discuss the benefits of brown rice (just kidding)


The Demise of the Dragon Project

Streamingheaven and the Demise of the Dragon Project
Demise of the Dragon Project ~ the very same dragon that deceiveth the whole earth. (Revelations 12: 9) Posted by Hello Most of us have no idea what it would be like to live in a world were it is against the law to exercise our rights of free speech.... a place where if we mention the word 'God' or 'Jesus Christ' we may be imprisoned or much worse, imprisoned, beaten regularly, deprived of all common necessaries and yes, tortured for our faith. Does this happen in any culture in this day and age in which we are living? The answer to that question is 'yes'. Difficult as it may seem for us to imagine such a way of life, this is the way it is for those who profess the name of Jesus in communist controlled China. This is a place where the Bible cannot be found in any local library, and Christian bookstores do not exist! If fact these conditions have driven the church in Mainland China underground. This is a place when the written Word of God is cherished and devoured by these precious believers. They may not know as much as you or I ABOUT God, but they DO KNOW God personally in a way we may never quite understand. We in the west , for the most part have lived in a hot-house with regards to our spirituality as compared to the conditions of our brothers and sisters in Mainland China. In spite of these conditions, the church is growing at a rate surpassing all other nations. The bottom line is their great need for the Word of God in their native language. As you read these words , God is providing you with an opportunity you may never have again this side of heaven. You can be used mightily of Him! Under present conditions, one bible in the Chinese language in the hands of the Chinese people,statistically will result in five souls receiving Christ.(China Bible Harvest Coalition stats.) The cost of one bible is $5.00. *Streamingheaven* Productions has partnered with IBS.org(International Bible Society) and Frontierharvest to provide the bible/support you can send in Jesus Name. You in return get to enjoy independent Christian music. Check out the link article title above and know that 100% of all monies goes to the cause. In Jesus Name your persecuted brothers and sisters thank you for taking the time to read thus far. In this way you can help fulfill the command of Jesus to "Go"

Here's to looking at you looking at me ! Posted by Hello

A Most Excellent Resource

" MORE THAN 1O MILLION LISTENERS HAVE TRIED INTERNET RADIO , AND THE AUDIENCE HAS TRIPLED IN THE LAST THREE YEARS " Arbitron , Inc. ~Your Church, Ministry, Christian Camp, Business or Outreach can now have it's very own Radio Ministry. ~ for those who are trying to reach their "community" in a new and fresh way. "NWR is the best thing to happen to Christian radio in a long time . It's going to completely change Christian radio. For the first time ever, the average church can have a Christian music station." ~ Wendall Gafford, Kentwood Community Church, Kentwood, MI ~ HERE IS THE LINK