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4th July Salute to Our Troops Abroad – both fallen and those still serving


4th July Salute to Our Troops Abroad – both fallen and those still serving.

A Thankyou to all our troops serving abroad.
If you have a loved one in the military, sent this video to them today~!!

Happy 4th pf July to all

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Hobson’s Lighthouse by Ave Hurley & Art Promotional tips


“Hobson’s Lighthouse”

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by “Ave Hurley”

Based on my original [mirrored] image acrylic painting done several years ago, this digital repainting has taken on a new life and appearance of its own, as I manually, digitally repainted it at 1200% resolution, one pixel at a time,creating details that my finest 10/0 sable brush never could have done.

In particular I digitally repainted this using a pointalism technique, adding in details to the US Flag and windows of the house and lighthouse. The US Flag is proudly flying and added in a double masted sailing ship going off into the distance. I added new details to the foreground and changed the coloring overall and re-painted the waves and water.

RELEASE: April 2012, so, if interested, please bookmark this page and come back soon, or email me and be among the first to obtain a copy of this fine digital painting.It will initially be available as a limited edition, hand signed Artist’s continental sized glossy finished postcard, meant for framing.

SIZE: 4.27″ high by 5.25″ wide.

LIMITED SIGNED EDITION : I will only have 100 printed of this and will number and date them when the printing is commissioned.

Price: $5.00 for a collectors first edition art postcard with free shipping.

Other sizes will be available by special order as this can be printed in any size up to 16×20 which will be on my POD Sites shortly. I will be making Giclees of this in sizes up to 12×16 by the end of April when my print shop is once again set up here at my new shop. Just contact me here at ArtRave.

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Above is being used as an example of what you as an artist should do in describing your art when posting.

How to ‘use’ [ArtRave] & any galleries to help promote your art work & increase chances of making sales:

1. List your art in the Gallery [ and other galleries you belong to]

  • Use your Artist ID# [if you have one, or use your name in the title bar along with the title of the art, ] I personally assign a page # to create a uniform inventory online that I use on all sites I belong to.
  • Give full description of your art : size, Medium used, Price, contact info.
  • Let viewers know if the original is for sale or not and give a price.If you sell this art as a print, let viewers know if they can purchase directly from you or not and if there are any limited editions, signed versions and what sizes are available.
  • Provide your contact information and correct URLS to where your art is being sold.Also include your profile page URL since viewers may want to read your BIO and check out any other information you provide there.
  • Viewers are unlikely to search for your art, unless you provide accurate information
  • Check your Gallery page URL using your ID# & page number [example: AH-001-034] at the end of the URL being assigned. This will identify your art in search engines along with the info placed correctly in the Title bar
  • Use the same title info, separated by comma’s and quotation marks and paste into the Tag line along with other descriptive words, so searchbots can index your work on Google, Bing, Yahoo etc..

2. Repost your art into the FREE Promotional ArtRave Categories that apply – even if more than one.There are over 100 & this is a free service to all artists from any art site. Only rule is it has to be ‘family friendly’ since ArtRave is a family friendly network, geared to helping emerging artists online to succeed and promote all t heir art sites collectively.

3.Open a second window, to start a blog post on the piece. Be sure to upload the picture and put the Gallery URL as well as the Category URL for the work and the complete copied description you provided in the Gallery, including any sites you have this art for sale at.Keep the blog open til you have all the pertinent information copied there.Tie your info together across the net~!!

4. In the blog, write a short paragraph about the art, whatever inspired you or details about the location of where the art took place or any info that might stir more of the viewer’s interest. This may mean the difference when the viewer is making their choice in buying your art over other art they are checking out. Remember art is competitive and viewers are swayed by many factors, including the topic or appearance, the story, the price and how the art makes them feel. You need to make the feel good about your art without making a hard sell. The viewer must always feel in control over what they are seeing, but you need to present your art in a way that will make them want to see it enough to own it.

5. Copy your blog into any other blogs you may have online. The more you spread the news about the same piece of art, the more it will show up in search indexes and be more available to art viewers.

6.Copy the URL of the blog into our Facebook Group and or other promo pages that are available. Be sure to use the Like buttons on the Gallery and Category pages as well as on the Blog pages when available.Twitter it too. Do each and every Like available – Twitter, Facebook, Google+1 and also post urls & your short paragraph about your art into any of the clubs you belong to and on the sites you belong to.

If you learn to repeat this process for each work of art you upload online, you will be self promoting your work using these tools and your art will get noticed and have a better chance of reaching the viewers that may choose to buy it.

It is not enough to just upload a picture to a random site and hope that some millionaire will come along and ‘discover’ you and make you rich overnite. If you dont go about presenting your work properly and energetically online, you will remain unlikely to sell your work .

This process or system I have laid out is simple and works.I have sold alot of my art this way.

Now for more promotion and advertising, you can use ad agencies, but they are expensive.

If you want an alternative, collective low cost advertising for your art, consider buying a banner ad here on ArtRave. I was doing them for my art but now do it for other artists as well. [or read my forum on ArtRave & do it yourself~!]

While other sites charge alot per day to advertise, you can buy a low-cost ad that will last an entire month for less than you would pay for one day on most sites. [this just covers bandwidth & site support] You can choose what art and site you want viewers to go to with your banner ad.

I also have a Top Artist Ad services which are banner ads with per clicks. Unlike other banner services, I DO NOT CHARGE PER CLICK – ~!

Most adlists charge over $100 a year and up to $.35 per click thru~

I only charge $25 per year and have no click thru charges. I worked hard learning how and creating all these additional services to share with other artists to provide you with an effective way to show, promote and sell your art online.

Do not fool yourself by simply loading art and leaving it everywhere.

I created ArtRave as a promotional artist network, but it is not enough for you to simply post a piece of art and disappear as some have done. That is a waste of time and bandwidth on your part. You need to be proactive if you wish to sell your art online anywhere you go. If however you do it using ArtRave, you will see more results for your efforts and I will help you along the way more than any other site will.

Have a good day ūüôā Happy posting and promoting~!!

Ave

Sargents FLEA DROPS almost killed my cat~ OTC Flea remedies are toxic & can be lethal & need to be banned~!


UPDATE : BEFORE READING THIS , PLEASE NOTE THAT CAT IS NOW WELL & LIVES AT MY DAUGHTERS TO ENSURE NEVER CATCHING FLEAS AGAIN.
WE HOWEVER STILL HAD THE WHITE CAT & THIS YEAR [2011] SHE CONTRACTED FLEAS SO WE BOUGHT THE HARTZ ULTRA GUARD PLUS Collar at Walmart and it slowly killed her over the course of a month. I thought she was getting a urinary tract infection so was going to bring her to the Vet, but then by her behavior I remembered what happened to other people cats from drops & collars.

By the time we removed the collar and were going to bring her to the Vet she died.

So here we go:

It’s flea and tick season, again.

My dogs already got fleas and brought some into the house. 2 of¬†my son’s¬†cats also got out and caught some. Last but not least MY cat, who has never been outside, got some too~

My cat , who never goes out, caught the fleas despite her relatively new flea collar and was itching terribly to get them off and spreading them as she went from room to room.

I found her on top of my bed and saw 3-4 fleas hop off so I caught and killed them immediately.It was the 30th, so I had one more day to wait for my check so  to buy her another flea collar.

Last  month I picked up a single dose tube of Sargents Cat Flea drops at a discount store in Big Flats NY to try on my cats, but had just put flea collars on each of them, so didnt use the drops right away. 

I also have a 3 pack at home of Hartz for the dogs, but my son said he didnt want to use them as his vet had some sort of pill he wanted to get for his pups & dogs as we have 7 and I planned on treating them all at the same time.

Now we will never use any flea drops ever again. They are not safe! All the over the counter {OTC} remedies by Sargent, Hartz, Bansect &  smaller brands, use insecticides that poison the pet  while killing the fleas. Pets may become lathargic or irritable, vomit or shed fur or scratch causing sores or fur loss. While the majority of animals do not die from this slow poisoning, it shortens their lifespan, as it enters their sebaceous glands & actually causes them continual pain til the stuff wears off~

Vets have safer brands~ Advantage, Frontline, Advantix РThe ones for cats is based differently than the ingredients for dogs. Dog Flea Drops are lethal for cats & also for sensitive dogs. Problem is you cant judge how sensitive the dog will be.  Last year a healthy Labrador Retriever had a flea bath with Sargents for dogs~ Over the next several days he lost his appetite and strength & though the  pet owner took him to the Vet, all they could do was watch the poor dog slowly die as the poison in the bath destroyed him from the inside out~

The Government doesnt set the regulations good enough to protect our pets. Sargents Customer Service told me they need the Vat #s of the bad drops since they ‘outsource’ them abroad and sometimes get a bad vat~!!! Some vats can be too strong and thus more lethal.

Sargents asked me to send in my Vet Bills as though they were going to reimburse me but all they did was weigh out their liability since I told them the tube was discarded at the Vet’s so I couldnt return the carton or tube.¬† I did let them know which store I got it from and also contacted the store to see if any more from that vat were there, but unfortunately they sold them all.

Many owners dont even associate their pets sudden illnesses with the application of these products since often the reactions slowly start and take days or even weeks til the animal dies. In my cat’s case however, the reaction was severe & life threatening withing 2 hours~

¬†They can and do kill pets~they aren’t just repellents, they are poison!

They enter the fur and go into the sebaceous glands of the animal and that is how they get rid of the fleas but they also affect the animal’s central nervous system! Any animal can have a reaction at any time too .

So even if you used it before and didnt notice any harm, doesnt mean it isnt having an accumulative effect on your pet and the very next dose used could be the lethal one~!

Meanwhile at the time I didn’t know how devastating Flea drops and other¬†Flea products are . I was under the impression that the same medicine[which I now know is a poison] worked the same for cats and dogs as they get the same fleas.

I thought the medicine was only toxic to the bugs and not the pets! Many people are under the same assumption I was. It is almost kinder to shoot the pet than to put Sargents or Hartz onto them making them suffer~[not really shooting, but by example its quicker than letting these supposedly safe flea products on them that cause pain , suffering & even death in many animals]

I thought they were sold based on size of the animal, so that smaller doses were for cats and puppies and larger doses were for dogs. I thought when my cat reacted that I may have used the dog tube by mistake, but later my son checked all the tubes in the draw and the Hartz dog ones were unopened, so he told me that I did in fact use the cat drops…. Regardless, both are toxic to animals~!!

I believed that was the only difference was volume of drops to be applied, but even ones designated for larger dogs, can be quickly lethal to puppies and smaller breeds of  dogs.

I didnt know that some dog doses even have something different in them that the dog’s liver is supposed to be able to process but that the cat’s liver can not process.

So why sell toxic pet products?? 

PROFIT~! SARGENTS & HARTZ ARE THE BIGGEST CULPRITS~!

¬†I later learned about this at the Vet’s when it was already too late!

So, on that night, I then had¬†this single dose tube for the cats,¬† but since we have 3 cats,initially I was waiting to get more of the drops to treat them with at the same time, since their flea collars weren’t as effective as they should have been as they each were scratching with fleas~ I DIVIDED A SINGLE DOSE TUBE FOR 1 CAT AND PUT JUST 2 DROPS ON EACH OF OUR 3 CATS….SO if anything it should have been less effective, but never lethal~

¬†Two of¬†my son’s¬†¬†cats had recently gotten outside and so they too, were¬† bringing in fleas, even though they had on relatively new¬†flea collars! That was why I was going to try¬† the flea drops.

My cat however was ¬†never outside, but between the traffic of the puppies being taken out for ‘walks’ and the other two cats having gotten out, my little cat wasnt immune and her collar obviously wasnt working either.

She was scratching nonstop and over the last few weeks was  losing fur down on her back by her tail. Her coat had lost its luster.

I told my son that I was going to make an appt to get her  neutered this month so she too could start going out like the others.

I thought her sudden hair loss was from¬†some displacement activity¬†as she goes into ‘heat’ so often which was why I didnt let her out either as I didnt want her to get pregnant.

It didnt occur to me that the hair loss was from from the Bansect flea collar that  I put on her just  over a month ago and yet there were fleas on her anyway so what good was that collar doing? It was not keeping the fleas off and so I thought I had to try something else.

I then decided to divide the one tube I had,   up over the 3 cats and would just get more in the morning.  [so I thought]

The other 2 cats each got a few drops each as they were the ones going out the most.

Then I¬†squeezed the last 2 drops of the¬†open flea drop tube¬†medication¬† and¬† put them on my cat’s neck, thinking it couldn’t hurt using so little and¬†hoping¬†it would¬†¬†bring her some relief, if even¬†¬†for just the night.¬†

2-3 hours later she was writhing in pain seizing and convulsing, foaming at the mouth!

I went to pick her up, she bolted and ran into
things crashing her body all over the house and ran into the
bathroom.

My son  caught her and  placed her into a cage , while I  began calling vets in our area.

Our regular vet was out of town and it was night.

Another Vet called back and arranged for his Vet tech to meet us at his office and she began the treatment to try to and save my poor little cat.

 She cut off the Bansect  flea collar and said she was going to give her a bath in Dawn Dishwashing detergent, to remove any residue of the flea drops. I  gave her the empty Sargents Cat Flea Drops tube, in case she needed it for determining what antidote to give or to call their company. I didnt know I should have kept the tube for proof of what it did to  my cat~!!

 She said the standard proceedure was  to put an IV  for fluids in her [to prevent dehydration] and give her  a variety of meds to stop the seizures [ methocarbomal & valium & 1 other med]  and whatever else the Vet may determine as necessary and would call us the next day.

We left and went home worried as she looked like she was going to die.

She remained in the animal hospital 2 days on the  IV for 1 day and then observation & then allowed to come home to recover.

We are lucky since many pets die  from over the counter flea remedies, since the government doesnt properly regulate them.

Many owners don’t even know that these flea products can do what happened to her.¬†My son said she looked like she had rabies with all the convulsing and foaming at the mouth~

 The Vet  bill however was $485 payable immediately with no payment plan available! I live on disability but it was the beginning of the month, so I hadnt yet paid my bills and diverted the money to paying the Vet.

We were very grateful that they saved her ,but unprepared for such a large bill, which forced  me to stay home all summer as I couldnt re-register my car til August as I had to catch up on my own rent & household bills first.

These poisons used in pet care products should be illegal.Anyone who has had a similar experience should blog about it, write to their Congressman & Senators as well as their State Representative’s offices ~! The more people who report these¬† reactions will eventually force the government to look into it and ban the cheap¬† toxic ingredients that the manufacturers are still ‘legally’ allowed to use. Sargents claimed that only 1 in a 1000 animals have the reaction, but there is no way to prove that since many owners are unaware that it is the flea products making their animals sick~!!

Since they are sold over the counter everywhere, Hartz and Sargents & Bansect¬†are well¬† known brands,¬† many¬† people assume¬†them to be¬†safe but they aren’t~They are all toxic~!!

They use pesticide based poisons in  their ingredients because it is cheaper to make and they make a great profit on them, but they could use safer ingredients that will work, but corporate greed prevents them.

Sargents Customer Service Representative¬†said to me on the phone¬†‘only’ 1:10,000 die, but after reading so many horror stories of adverse reactions in pets and the lengths and expense owners have to go through to save their pets, I bet the fatality rate is much higher. Other victims agree.

I  joined HartzVictims Org and am now  joining with other organizations in making other pet owners aware of the dangers of flea drops on cats.

No cat or dog should have to suffer this way!

Its hard to believe that only using 2 drops  was so devastating to my cat!

 Worse now is all the stories I am reading online of other pets dying terrible deaths from owners not only using  flea drops, but flea shampoos and even flea collars cause illness , allergic reactions and death.

 I will not put another  Flea Collar  on any of my pets  ever again as sure enough the spot near her tail is already starting to grow new fur and her coat is softer again- that fast! Рonly a few days~!

So the flea¬†collar was causing her fur to fall out since she was a kitten, but it didnt seem like the collars fault to me since the fur came out at the base of her tail¬† and not around the collar area, because the poisons used in them enter the sebaceous glands just like¬†the flea drops¬†do and can cause hair loss anywhere on the¬†pet’s body.

Since she didnt lose fur around her neck I didnt associate the fur loss to the flea collar.

The Vet recommendes Advantix Flea Drops and so treated her before she was discharged from the hospital. Vet offices sell the safest products, Frontline, Advantage  & Advantix and can tell you which one is right for your pet~ It will cost a few dollars more, but save your pet alot of misery  & maybe save their life. It will also save you a fortune on Vet bills should your pet have a violent reaction.

She said Advantix and Frontline are the only ones they feel are ‘¬†safe enough’ ¬†for animals and that none of the over the counter Hartz or Sargents products are safe! She said that¬† most Vets already know this and do tell their patients but many people assume that all pet products sold are safe, when in fact they are not.

Why then are they still allowed to sell them and use the ingredients that prove time and time again to be so dangerous to pets? Not enough complaints have been filed with our politicians to cause them to do anything about it~!!  WE all need to let them know that this is not acceptable  & these products need to have their toxins removed from their products and be replaced with the safer ones.

http://avehurleyillustrations.ning.com/page/accidental-cat-poisoning

Ave Hurley

Accidental Cat Poisoning story: https://avehurley.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/common-flea-drops-will-quickly-kill-your-cat/

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The Great Counterfeiter~!


As the great counterfeiter, satan was furious at the Tower of Babel when he had all the people united with Nimrod to defy God by not only building the Tower against God’s will , but in daring to shoot an arrow up towards Heaven, symbolically wanting to slay the Lord…So because it was ordained before time that Israel was to be a nation of God’s people and were yet to be born, the Lord scattered their tongues, breaking their communications and causing division, allowing time to intercede and his nation to be born.

In Sarah was the promise, her seed not Hagar’s! Ishmael sought the inheritance and has been after it ever since.His descendents, counterfeit of Isaac’s descendents fight to gain the blessing to try and take the kingdom of Heaven by force~ as counterfeits, as envoys from Babylon, they seek to pretend to serve God calling Him, Allah, but Allah is the angel of light- the spirit of antichrist – the deceiver of nations, even those born into it are deceived into thinking they are doing ‘god’ a service, but their god is not our God! John 8:44 describes their mandate spiritually, they will come and do as they did to Hezekiah, pretending concern so as to gain the secrets of the treasury and cost Hezekiah the kingdom! Their time may be short, but they are coming into it as a descendent of Ishmael is on the rise. That charismatic false peace maker is coming. The nations will love him as the world loves its own ~ under the guise of peace and humanity he will deceive the nations and when he has seized power, the mask will come off and all who haven’t bowed to him will be sought out and persuaded as a famine of the Word will come and the hearts of¬† most grow cold and weary wondering when He will return for us.The evil one like Absalom will gain the hearts of many people. He would fool the world and the very elect if it were possible.

WE all will have a Job like experience, we all will pass through the flood and the fires of this life, but we are told to fear not for He is with us and His rod and staff will comfort us. We are to continue and study showing ourselves approved, rightly dividing the Word of God! WE are to put on that whole armor of God and listen to that still small voice~ WE are to tests the spirits and hold fast to that which is ‘good’ as we take every ‘thought’ captive and choose each day whom we will serve~

We must decrease, as He must increase, we are to try and learn what is pleasing to the¬† Lord and as we put to death the deeds of the flesh we can put on the mind of Christ and no longer be double minded as those who receive nothing from God almighty.We must stand fast, being assured of the blessed hope we have in HIM and not listen to those seducing familiar religious spirits that satan has mingled into the churches today bringing their false doctrines of demons along with them with their thus saith the lords… speaking words but not HIS, prophesying lies and causing each to do what is right in their own eyes, without seeking the will of the Father in their lives..A great falling away is coming among those who hold a form of religion but through their live’s actions, deny the power of it! The warning went out to the 7 churches in Revelations and is a warning to us as well that we must prepare the way of the Lord!

This generation is growing up not ‘knowing’ God. A man’s enemies will be that of his own household, including the household of faith. Satan has caused divisions and lies to grow in like weeds in the garden of our Lord and Jesus said that the spirit of antichrist was already at work, even back when Jesus was preparing to go back to the Father!

How many men have killed one another, thinking they were doing God a service?¬† Satan, that counterfeiter has been playing god and making the church his tower of babel so, confusing the speech of the people and breaking unity to prevent men from knowing how to seek God. For lack of knowledge, my people go into exile~ for lack of knowledge my people perish….
Purify your hearts you sinners we are told to cleanse our minds and to stop being double minded as the battle for our souls is ongoing in our own hearts and minds! The enemy is a whisperer, a deceiver and lures and entices us by own own desires ever planting thoughts in our heads for us to choose to indulge in. That causes men to sin and sin when full grown will bring forth death!
We are to renounce all the workings of satan in our lives if we are to expect to be joint heirs with Jesus. Jn 3:36 says he who believes in the Son has everlasting life, but also says, ‘he who dont not obey the Son [some translations say does not believe the Son] shall NOT see life but the wrath of God rests upon him and it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God!…
Paul’s said o wretched man that I am…and so are we ~!…For me to live is Christ and to die is GAIN~ how many of us are prepared to put our lives where our words are? How many rather hear smooth speech and not deal with their responsibility to study word and know well the condition of God’s flock?

How do we hear that still small voice of the Holy Spirit? God shares the throne with no one, especially satan. He had him cast out of heaven when he tried to seize the throne….Know ye not we are the temple of the Holy Spirit? What then are we to do…?…WE are to renounce our wicked ways!! WE are to renounce the workings of satan in our lives.. All those subtle spirits that entertain our thoughts, our unspoken thoughts…Jesus said that for a man to even look on a woman , that if he lusted in his heart , he has already committed adultery! That example speaks to our minds!….The battle for our eternal salvation is in our minds, not our whitewashed outer tombs!!
What are the workings of satan in our lives?What is it that we are to renounce ? How do we know that it is the Holy Spirit that is speaking to us to guide us into all truth?…[by taking heed according to the Word…]

The heart is deceitful and desperate to be corrupt! Secret sins in our members~ outwardly clean but the cup is full of iniquity!We can go through the motions and continue to deceive ourselves, but then how will we stand in the jungle of the Jordan, when we cant stand up against the wrong in our own hearts? The Lord searches the hearts and minds of men~ even if our heart condemns us, He is greater than our hearts and if we repent- if MY people who are called by MY Name, humble themselves and PRAY, I will forgive them their sins¬† and cleanse them from all manner of unrighteousness….How can we do this? How do we face ourselves and stand up and choose Jesus?
These people honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from Me….

Jesus spoke to the man with demons and asked his name…Legion, for we are many….Jesus cast Legion out and they went into the swine and jumped off the cliff….A legion is comprised of many soldiers~ The devil is at war with the saints and never sleeps or slumbers but is ever about roaming like a lion seeking whom he may devour~

There is no discharge from the ‘war’, nor will wickedness deliver those who are given to it. To the pure He shows Himself Pure, but to the ‘crooked’ He shows Himself ‘perverse’ [or crooked, such as people blaming God when things go wrong in their lives¬† or take matters into their own hands rather than listening to the Holy Spirit, choosing to do it their way, BUT we are warned ” My thoughts are not your thoughts says the Lord ~ nor My ways are your ways”…

Paul said, O wretched man that I am…remember??

So we are to renounce the workings of satan in our lives…we are to clean our house and guard the door so the thief can not enter in and make us 7 times worse~than when we began….

Or we can say Lord Lord we did many works, in Your name, but He will say ‘begone’ I don’t know you!!Repent.. How do we repent? By renouncing the workings of satan in our lives!! How… ?
What is your name, Jesus asked and when told, he cast satan out! He wasn’t asking the demoniac ‘his’ name but He was asking for the ‘name[s]’ of the devils that were leading the man astray and taking him out of his ‘right ‘ mind~ as all who could see the man knew he was naked before the Lord….

Name them, cast them out,lock the door, trim your lamp, preserve the oil of the Holy Spirit by whom you were annointed by on the day you called Christ your Lord….
Unveil yourself, remove that mask of self righteousness!¬† Get naked before the Lord and remove those whitewashed tombstones and let the dead bury the dead while you come back to life in Him…

Recognize them, name them and cast them out… the spirit of self righteousness, the spirit of pride, the spirit of condemnation, the spirit of calamity, the spirit of deceit, the spirit of ‘religion’, the spirit of hate, the spirit of¬† envy, the spirit of strife, the spirit of greed, the spirit of gluttony, the spirit of malice, the spirit of depression, the spirit of defeat, the spirit of fear,the spirit of confusion,the spirit of bearing false witness, the spirit of false prophecy, the spirit of coersion, the spirit of falsehood, the spirit of false religion, the spirit of pretense,the spirit of rage, the spirit of anxiety,the spirit of disobedience, the spirit of rejection, the spirit of lust, the spirit of jealousy, the spirit of murder, the spirit of prejudice, the spirit of racism, the spirit of haughtiness, the spirit of deception, the spirit of lies, the spirit of pride, the spirit of laziness, the spirit of control, the spirit of manipulation, the spirit of ego, the spirit of self-centered-ness, the spirit of guilt, the spirit of war, the spirit of anger, the spirit of wickedness, the spirit of compromise, the spirit of revenge, the spirit of chaos, the spirit of destruction, the spirit of immorality, the spirit of doubt, the spirit of elitism, the spirit of deafness, the spirit of blindness, the spirit of cowardess, the spirit of narcissism, the spirit of betrayal, the spirit of drunkeness, the spirit of doubleminded-ness, the spirit of divination, the spirit of witchcraft, the spirit of rebellion , the spirit of greed, the spirit of surrender, the spirit of condemnation, the spirit of woe, the spirit of hate together with all the others, named and unnamed together in tandem custom lured by your own desires, that if¬† you continue to allow them one room in the house of your mind, you can not please God your Father~

Repent, open your hearts to God and lay yourself at the foot of the cross and renounce the workings of satan in your life! Be healed and freed in the name of Jesus! Embrace your salvation, go and sin no more,making disciples of all the nations…starting with the nation of your own heart. Be washed by the water of the Word!¬† receive the continual cleansing with the living waters – repent and be baptized by the Holy Spirit, not holding a form of religion but being pure religion, before God our Father, visiting¬† not only the physical widows, but the spiritual ones as well, those who have lost their husband …those who have lost God in their lives and¬† backslid…visit the orphans, including the spiritual orphans, those who have no Father …so they can experience the adoption of God~! but to all who received HIM who believed [obeyed] in HIS Name[Jesus} He gave POWER to become Children of God~ who were ‘born’ not of man but of the will of God…. He is willing that none should perish,BUT that ALL come unto repentance~taste and see that the Lord is good~

Then you will experience that peace that surpasses understanding as the weight of the ‘world’ will be lifted off your shoulders as Jesus said His yoke is¬† easy ~ and once we can face ourselves, naked and unashamed before God, not hiding from him but being able to boldly come before the throne of grace~

ALL that the Father gives to Me will come to Me and him who comes to Me, I will NOT cast out…The sooner we believe He loves us and cares for us and is concerned for us, the sooner we cast out all doubt and doubleminded-ness, the sooner we will be able to fully embrace the Love of God in our lives and be able to witness it to others….

This is what the Lord has done for me in my life! He has given me an ear to hear and spiritual eyes to see and the ear tries words like the palate tastes food. Every Word of the Lord proves true…

GBU~!
Ave

Obama~ The Pied Piper~! Deceiver Not a Savior~!


Obama has made alot of promises that dont make sense when delved into.
He has been more like a “Pied Piper” to the poor, disenfranchised, disgruntled, disenchanted, the apathetic, the anarchists, the socialists, the unpatriotic ¬†and those too busy to care as well as the ¬†uniformed.
His position with unpatriotic people, his refusal to salute our flag, his not visiting our wounded veterans, his under the counter and over the counter alliance with unscrupulous people going all the way back to 1981, his denials of things that have been publicly proven about him, his ability through the media that has endorsed¬†him for their own agenda, ¬†his affinity with rich arab business men, some who have been prosecuted and now are in jail, his part in the Fannie /Freddie collapse and the campaign payoffs he publicly received … there are simply too many red flags and too many deceptions, too many unanswered questions¬† about him!! WE can not ignore this nor should we~
 
Regardless to the media’s persistent¬†denegration of Mc Cain and Palin, they are¬† still the best choice for¬† this election¬†and every soberminded , intelligent, reasonable person should consider voting for McCain regardless to race, religion or political persuasion.
Our nation has hope as long as we continue to choose leaders that are dedicated to making our nation great, militarily strong and socially flourishing in education, jobs and economy.
 
Obama is not about making our nation great, rather he is about socializing and weakening it, turning it eventually into a weakened third world power, if he wins.
 
Dont let this happen to America! Save America ~ vote for McCain & Palin~
 
To those who are at any level, ¬†faith minded, I have some scriptures to share below that should help bring about a proper frame of mind in helping you to see and decide what is actually the right thing to do…
Please read this in its entirety and consider this when you vote…even if you dont really believe in religion, these are still good to consider for any human being.
 
Food for thought…. most seems basic to me and may seem so to some of you, but to one particular guy ¬†I have sent this too, he just doesnt understand where I am coming from and still chooses to believe you can be a prochoice abortion endorsing Christian who will be accepted by God.
I disagree according to my consciously studying what is at stake for our nation with this being one of the most important elections in history and so I have applied my full understanding in presenting my views. 
As a bible believing Christian, not necessarily religious or affiliated with any church,  I  do however think I have the mind of Christ in regards to these matters and think I understand as one who has the Holy Spirit guiding me.
I could be in error, if that can be demonstrated biblically, but this fellow, offers nothing but his surmations of his reading of what I wrote and shows no basis for his own conclusions other than to attack me..
Oh well , I wanted to share these anyway and think most Christians will remember them & non christians can also agree or disagree with them, and if you agree let me know but also if you think I am wrong on any of it still let me know.
Thanks~!
GBU~!
Ave

 

Colossians 1:10 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

As we mature in Christ, the things of this world are viewed more as ‘trappings’¬† or the cares of the world that we abandon as we see more clearly how to please t he Lord.”He must increase &¬†I must decrease” becomes not only ‘understood’ but embraced and complied with to our own benefit, which then explains when Jesus said ” My yoke is easy”.. It does get easier when you seek to do his will, resist the devil and not compromise, which keeps you free from guilt as the devil looses his foothold in your life…

1 John 3:9 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

…So as we yield to the Holy Spirit and are ‘watered’ by the Word, we begin to grow in Christ and as we study His word, seeking his will and not some ‘angle’ to manipulate the word according to our desires…

We see that we must resist the devil and our self serving desires which would give birth to sin and bring us to failure and even death.

¬†We are born of God, no longer subject to the flesh, although we inhabit earthly bodies, we are to glorify God in our bodies as well…It isnt as hard, once we submit to his teaching and will for us .

All that the father gives to me will come to me.. .Jesus said, since He is willing that NONE should perish, it is fairly certain that since we are ‘chosen'[you did not choose me but I chose you…] Some through their own stubborness and rebellion, resist the Father’s will for great portions of their earthly lives… it is said that even the elect ‘could’ be fooled…but not that they ‘would’.

Some say that we get into Predestination as a result of these promises of God and since he knows the beginning and the end of the matter, there is an element of that.It should be to our encouragement however, since he has plans for us that are ‘good’ and not evil…

1 Thessalonians 4:1 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ Living to Please God ] Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

 

…Once we come to terms to trust and believe in God and not lean on our own ‘understanding’ we can begin the process of cleansing our temple[mind& heart]putting away the childish things, studying and learning to a workman serving God¬† no longer allowing¬†evil thoughts to persuade our carnal minds, as we gradually¬† put on the¬† mind of Christ.

Philippians 1:21 NIVUK ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

…When we become disciplined and accustomed to living in the Word and putting the flesh last while we practice our belief as we choose new each day , in each and every circumstance we face, who we will choose to serve.. It is one or the other, God or our own carnal reasoning which was introduced to us by the devil…If God is God choose Him and live.. if he is not God or Lord of your life you will not choose Him. So to live is Christ and to put to death the deeds of the flesh is gaining favor in God’s sight and will lead to becoming joint heirs with Jesus.

Therefore as Paul said, we can not compare the sufferings we face now with the glories of the things to come..
2 Thessalonians 3:6 NIVUK ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ Warning Against Idleness ] In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

…If we become complacent and shrug our reasonable duty to God when we have been freed by His grace from all matters of our unrighteousness, when we put on Christ’s righteousness in our lives, we are reminded to ‘go and sin no more’….

If we let our light so shine before men, we do our duty to make disciples of all the nations and not shun our responsibilities as Christians in any area of our lives, including ‘everything’ we are to give thanks in and for.. then even in matters such as politics, we are sometimes faced with the spiritually moral dilemmas presented and it is then we have to stand up for Jesus and what he would do and want us to do.

We can not slack off as curse is he who does the will of God with slackness!!We¬† also are not to be cowardly or hide our lamp under a bushel… so being a hidden believer and not bearing the fruits of the Spirit make us double minded, two faced and self deceived.

John 3:36 NASB

John 2John 3John 4 

 

¬†¬†¬†36“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

…If we ‘believe’ and not just merely surfacely acknowledge a weak allegiance to … we will embrace and digest that belief to become part of us and then live by that belief… we are to obey and continue in his word and thus prove to be his disciples… we arent to be like the seed on rocky soil that grows a bit and then shrivels before any fruit can be born.We are to be like the tree planted by living waters and grow and bear fruit doing the will of our Father in heaven as Jesus always did what was pleasing to His Father, so shall we do.

2 Corinthians 10:5 NIVUK ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

…We can not allow ourselves to compromise and allow evil to have its place in our lives as the Lord shares his throne with no evil~! WE must take every thought captive and not be like Adam & Eve who considered, embraced and partook of reasoning that allowed them to defy God and thus loose their position in the garden, being cast out.

1 John 4:1 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ Test the Spirits ] Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

…the battleground for our souls is in our minds and thoughts are constantly presented to our minds to consider and think about which lead to our action or inactions.We will be judged by our actions and intent of our hearts. If we harbor iniquity in our hearts then we are double minded, meaning we entertain thoughts presented by demonic influences of the spirits roaming to and fro seeking whom they may devour… Resist the devil and reject the evil thoughts and you will be able to see right and wrong as you yield to the will of the Father.

2 Timothy 2:14 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ A Workman Approved by God ] Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.

…The Holy Spirit of God that guides us into all truth, is always in agreement with the Word so where 2 or more are gathered in “MY” name, there I will be in the midst of them… a promise and instruction as to how we can test the spirit of any thought we get to consider. The Holy Spirit will never tell you anything that goes against the word of God as a house divided can not stand and Jesus and the Father are one and their Spirit of Truth is one with them as well and is here to guide us.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

…AS we study God’s word and let it grow in our hearts and minds, it will be ready to bear witness to what the Holy Spirit tries to teach us and also will send up the red flags when religious thoughts [from spirit of religion] and others in tandem approach your mind with the ‘what ifs’ that ultimately would cause you to doubt God and fail.

So study and become one with the word as Jesus is one with the Father!

Romans 12:1 NASB ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ Dedicated Service ] Therefore [1 Cor 1:10; 2 Cor 10:1-4; Eph 4:1; 1 Pet 2:11] I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to [Rom 6:13, 16, 19; 1 Cor 6:20; Heb 13:15; 1 Pet 2:5] present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

…The closer you draw near to God the closer he will draw near to you.. which would only stand to reason t hat you would want to be as best prepared to be before Him and not stand ashamed.

 

Romans 8:13 NASB ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
for [Rom 8:6] if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are [Col 3:5] putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

…all things are lawful for me but not all things are helpful, so to continue in an activity that will bring you shame , it is better to forsake such sinful activity and become a living sacrifice so that no one can rightly accuse you when you know you are doing the Lords will. Being falsely accused will happen, but you will know that your redeemer lives and that as long as you seek his will you will be safe from judgement.

Matthew 18:15 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ A Brother Who Sins Against You ] “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

…Trying to show an unyielding carnal minded brother is not an easy task, especially when he has wronged you.Trying to bring him to his right mind in exposing the wrong is also difficult as he who is estranged will seek pretext to break out against sound judgement. So in love and gentleness you are to show the brother the error of his way and pray the Holy Spirit grants him repentence. If you are able to reach and persuade him to the truth, you will be blessed for having restored a brother.

Ezekiel 3:18 NASB ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
“When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his [Ezek 3:20; 33:6, 8] blood I will require at your hand.

…If like when Jonah didnt want to warn the Ninevites because he saw them as enemy, you are rebelling against the will of God and your life will reap punishment til you repent and comply..IF you do and others are reached for righteousness to give God glory, then you will be rewarded but if you dont, then you will be blamed…We are to walk blameless to it is better to do God’s will!

Titus 3:10 NASB ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[2 John 10] Reject a [Rom 16:17] factious man [Matt 18:15] after a first and second warning,

…when a false teacher or false brother is in your midst only causing dissension and raising doubts to lead others astray, you are to warn him and witness to him in hopes of restoring him. If he remains unyielding and obviously is leading others astray, then you are to warn him to desist and if he doesnt, then you are to shun him and have nothing more to do with him til he is ready to receive the word of God and obey it.

Philippians 4:8 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable‚ÄĒif anything is excellent or praiseworthy‚ÄĒthink about such things

…To be yielding to the Holy Spirit’s guidance will cause you to put away fifthy talk, thought word and deed and when you choose to think on fruitful thoughts you will be able to honestly please the father.

Galatians 5:22 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

…This is the barometer of how we are to sek and serve God..the Holy Spirit will bear peaceable fruits of righteousness within our beings and gradually allow those fruits to guide us in all our daily considerations and decisions .

1 Thessalonians 2:4 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.

…As we mature, we become more confident in the word and we wear the whole armour of God, rightly divide the word and can stand ready to give account to all who ask or demand of us. We may not be popular and may be rejected but as servants are not greater than their master, we can expect at times to be mistreated as Jesus was, so when we are meeting various trials we are to count it as joy that we are privileged to share in his sufferings!

Hebrews 6:11 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.

…To do this we must obey and embrace Gods word and not be double minded as to not receive from him the wisdom the Holy Spirit wishes to impart to us. If you are confused about who you are listening to, then that is not from God and you need to stop thinking, pray and wait to receive confirmation from the Lord before you proceed.

Once you are certain that you are hearing from the Holy Spirit, you will then be empowered to do Gods will.

 

Matthew 5:19 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

…If you allow earthly compromise to negate Gods will then¬† you will fail.If you stand up to what you know what is right according to Gods will and not the will of man, then you will be great in the kingdom of God, even if you are looked upon as a nut by others.

 

Acts 5:29 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men.

…This is true for all of us and it is time we stand against abortion in America as it is evil, no matter how you may carnally want to justify it! If God is Lord of your life, then obey him!~

I have now had some time to think and review these verses and have placed my initial¬†comments on them according the the¬† level I am now at in my service to almighty God. I hope and pray that you will see what the Lord is trying to tell you through the words he has enabled me to present.¬† ūüôā GBU~! Ave

Ave

 

 

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10:33 PM¬†–¬†Food for thought before the presidential elections
Current mood: contemplative
Category: Religion and Philosophy

 

Food for thought…. most seems basic to me and may seem so to you, but to one I have sent this too, he doesnt understand where I am coming from and still chooses to believe you can be a prochoice abortion endorsing Christian who will be accepted by God. I disagree according to my understanding, I think I have the mind of Christ in these matters and think I understand as one who has the Holy Spirit guiding me. I could be in error, if that can be demonstrated biblically, but this fellow, offers nothing but surmations of his reading of what I wrote and shows no basis for his own conclusions other than to attack me.. Oh well , I wanted to share these anyway and think most will remember them and if you agree let me know but also if you think I am wrong on any of it still let me know.
Thanks~!
GBU~!
Ave

 

Colossians 1:10 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

As we mature in Christ, the things of this world are viewed more as ‘trappings’¬† or the cares of the world that we abandon as we see more clearly how to please t he Lord.”He must increase &¬†I must decrease” becomes not only ‘understood’ but embraced and complied with to our own benefit, which then explains when Jesus said ” My yoke is easy”.. It does get easier when you seek to do his will, resist the devil and not compromise, which keeps you free from guilt as the devil looses his foothold in your life…

1 John 3:9 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

…So as we yield to the Holy Spirit and are ‘watered’ by the Word, we begin to grow in Christ and as we study His word, seeking his will and not some ‘angle’ to manipulate the word according to our desires…

We see that we must resist the devil and our self serving desires which would give birth to sin and bring us to failure and even death.

¬†We are born of God, no longer subject to the flesh, although we inhabit earthly bodies, we are to glorify God in our bodies as well…It isnt as hard, once we submit to his teaching and will for us .

All that the father gives to me will come to me.. .Jesus said, since He is willing that NONE should perish, it is fairly certain that since we are ‘chosen'[you did not choose me but I chose you…] Some through their own stubborness and rebellion, resist the Father’s will for great portions of their earthly lives… it is said that even the elect ‘could’ be fooled…but not that they ‘would’.

Some say that we get into Predestination as a result of these promises of God and since he knows the beginning and the end of the matter, there is an element of that.It should be to our encouragement however, since he has plans for us that are ‘good’ and not evil…

1 Thessalonians 4:1 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ Living to Please God ] Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

 

…Once we come to terms to trust and believe in God and not lean on our own ‘understanding’ we can begin the process of cleansing our temple[mind& heart]putting away the childish things, studying and learning to a workman serving God¬† no longer allowing¬†evil thoughts to persuade our carnal minds, as we gradually¬† put on the¬† mind of Christ.

Philippians 1:21 NIVUK ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

…When we become disciplined and accustomed to living in the Word and putting the flesh last while we practice our belief as we choose new each day , in each and every circumstance we face, who we will choose to serve.. It is one or the other, God or our own carnal reasoning which was introduced to us by the devil…If God is God choose Him and live.. if he is not God or Lord of your life you will not choose Him. So to live is Christ and to put to death the deeds of the flesh is gaining favor in God’s sight and will lead to becoming joint heirs with Jesus.

Therefore as Paul said, we can not compare the sufferings we face now with the glories of the things to come..
2 Thessalonians 3:6 NIVUK ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ Warning Against Idleness ] In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

…If we become complacent and shrug our reasonable duty to God when we have been freed by His grace from all matters of our unrighteousness, when we put on Christ’s righteousness in our lives, we are reminded to ‘go and sin no more’….

If we let our light so shine before men, we do our duty to make disciples of all the nations and not shun our responsibilities as Christians in any area of our lives, including ‘everything’ we are to give thanks in and for.. then even in matters such as politics, we are sometimes faced with the spiritually moral dilemmas presented and it is then we have to stand up for Jesus and what he would do and want us to do.

We can not slack off as curse is he who does the will of God with slackness!!We¬† also are not to be cowardly or hide our lamp under a bushel… so being a hidden believer and not bearing the fruits of the Spirit make us double minded, two faced and self deceived.

John 3:36 NASB

John 2John 3John 4 

 

¬†¬†¬†36“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

…If we ‘believe’ and not just merely surfacely acknowledge a weak allegiance to … we will embrace and digest that belief to become part of us and then live by that belief… we are to obey and continue in his word and thus prove to be his disciples… we arent to be like the seed on rocky soil that grows a bit and then shrivels before any fruit can be born.We are to be like the tree planted by living waters and grow and bear fruit doing the will of our Father in heaven as Jesus always did what was pleasing to His Father, so shall we do.

2 Corinthians 10:5 NIVUK ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

…We can not allow ourselves to compromise and allow evil to have its place in our lives as the Lord shares his throne with no evil~! WE must take every thought captive and not be like Adam & Eve who considered, embraced and partook of reasoning that allowed them to defy God and thus loose their position in the garden, being cast out.

1 John 4:1 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ Test the Spirits ] Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

…the battleground for our souls is in our minds and thoughts are constantly presented to our minds to consider and think about which lead to our action or inactions.We will be judged by our actions and intent of our hearts. If we harbor iniquity in our hearts then we are double minded, meaning we entertain thoughts presented by demonic influences of the spirits roaming to and fro seeking whom they may devour… Resist the devil and reject the evil thoughts and you will be able to see right and wrong as you yield to the will of the Father.

2 Timothy 2:14 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ A Workman Approved by God ] Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.

…The Holy Spirit of God that guides us into all truth, is always in agreement with the Word so where 2 or more are gathered in “MY” name, there I will be in the midst of them… a promise and instruction as to how we can test the spirit of any thought we get to consider. The Holy Spirit will never tell you anything that goes against the word of God as a house divided can not stand and Jesus and the Father are one and their Spirit of Truth is one with them as well and is here to guide us.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

…AS we study God’s word and let it grow in our hearts and minds, it will be ready to bear witness to what the Holy Spirit tries to teach us and also will send up the red flags when religious thoughts [from spirit of religion] and others in tandem approach your mind with the ‘what ifs’ that ultimately would cause you to doubt God and fail.

So study and become one with the word as Jesus is one with the Father!

Romans 12:1 NASB ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ Dedicated Service ] Therefore [1 Cor 1:10; 2 Cor 10:1-4; Eph 4:1; 1 Pet 2:11] I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to [Rom 6:13, 16, 19; 1 Cor 6:20; Heb 13:15; 1 Pet 2:5] present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

…The closer you draw near to God the closer he will draw near to you.. which would only stand to reason t hat you would want to be as best prepared to be before Him and not stand ashamed.

 

Romans 8:13 NASB ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
for [Rom 8:6] if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are [Col 3:5] putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

…all things are lawful for me but not all things are helpful, so to continue in an activity that will bring you shame , it is better to forsake such sinful activity and become a living sacrifice so that no one can rightly accuse you when you know you are doing the Lords will. Being falsely accused will happen, but you will know that your redeemer lives and that as long as you seek his will you will be safe from judgement.

Matthew 18:15 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[ A Brother Who Sins Against You ] “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

…Trying to show an unyielding carnal minded brother is not an easy task, especially when he has wronged you.Trying to bring him to his right mind in exposing the wrong is also difficult as he who is estranged will seek pretext to break out against sound judgement. So in love and gentleness you are to show the brother the error of his way and pray the Holy Spirit grants him repentence. If you are able to reach and persuade him to the truth, you will be blessed for having restored a brother.

Ezekiel 3:18 NASB ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
“When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his [Ezek 3:20; 33:6, 8] blood I will require at your hand.

…If like when Jonah didnt want to warn the Ninevites because he saw them as enemy, you are rebelling against the will of God and your life will reap punishment til you repent and comply..IF you do and others are reached for righteousness to give God glory, then you will be rewarded but if you dont, then you will be blamed…We are to walk blameless to it is better to do God’s will!

Titus 3:10 NASB ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
[2 John 10] Reject a [Rom 16:17] factious man [Matt 18:15] after a first and second warning,

…when a false teacher or false brother is in your midst only causing dissension and raising doubts to lead others astray, you are to warn him and witness to him in hopes of restoring him. If he remains unyielding and obviously is leading others astray, then you are to warn him to desist and if he doesnt, then you are to shun him and have nothing more to do with him til he is ready to receive the word of God and obey it.

Philippians 4:8 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable‚ÄĒif anything is excellent or praiseworthy‚ÄĒthink about such things

…To be yielding to the Holy Spirit’s guidance will cause you to put away fifthy talk, thought word and deed and when you choose to think on fruitful thoughts you will be able to honestly please the father.

Galatians 5:22 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

…This is the barometer of how we are to sek and serve God..the Holy Spirit will bear peaceable fruits of righteousness within our beings and gradually allow those fruits to guide us in all our daily considerations and decisions .

1 Thessalonians 2:4 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.

…As we mature, we become more confident in the word and we wear the whole armour of God, rightly divide the word and can stand ready to give account to all who ask or demand of us. We may not be popular and may be rejected but as servants are not greater than their master, we can expect at times to be mistreated as Jesus was, so when we are meeting various trials we are to count it as joy that we are privileged to share in his sufferings!

Hebrews 6:11 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.

…To do this we must obey and embrace Gods word and not be double minded as to not receive from him the wisdom the Holy Spirit wishes to impart to us. If you are confused about who you are listening to, then that is not from God and you need to stop thinking, pray and wait to receive confirmation from the Lord before you proceed.

Once you are certain that you are hearing from the Holy Spirit, you will then be empowered to do Gods will.

 

Matthew 5:19 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

…If you allow earthly compromise to negate Gods will then¬† you will fail.If you stand up to what you know what is right according to Gods will and not the will of man, then you will be great in the kingdom of God, even if you are looked upon as a nut by others.

 

Acts 5:29 NIV ‚ÄĘ Read this chapter
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men.

…This is true for all of us and it is time we stand against abortion in America as it is evil, no matter how you may carnally want to justify it! Over 47 Million have been killed so far~ their choices silenced, their bodies mercillessly ripped apart and disposed of like trash.

If God is Lord of your life, then obey him!~

If you have a conscience obey that~!

I have now had some time to think and review these verses and have placed my initial¬†comments on them according the the¬† level I am now at in my service to almighty God. I hope and pray that you will see what the Lord is trying to tell you through the words he has enabled me to present.¬† ūüôā GBU~! Ave

An answer to another blog asking ” Who can save you?”


Hi,
Your title was eye catching. I dont have sound on my computer however so I dont know what the You Tube is about, sorry~!

But the answer is the same for all people.Only one person ever came from heaven to earth to save our souls. He was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, very aquainted with grief. He tirelessly healed the sick, fed the poor & preached the good news on how to be saved from eternal damnation, but most werent satisfied with his answers & then killed him.

Well you cant keep a good man down! He came back a few days later, stronger than before as he conquered death & rose again. Many took note &listened.

Still many more didnt and then started lying about him & saying he wasnt for real & try til this day to make him out to be a scam, but he isnt. He is real!

So those who hate him or dont know him, look for alternatives, rather than listening to him & embracing his solution for gaining eternal life & making peace with God.

Cleverly and with devilish inspirations, many ways were created to divert seekers from the truth. Then societal implications called for people to tolerate their differences while here on earth & forced acceptance of the false truths to dilute the one &only real truth, which was spoken by this man & those who were enlightened &followed him throughout the ages til present.

Now however the pollution of all the lies and laws have demoted him in the eyes of most men to that of a good person or one of many prophets, while he is the only way the truth & the life and no one can attain heaven without him, yet the love of most has grown cold. People get caught up in their every day lives &put considering him on the back burner of their minds & priorities.

Many have embraced lies for their own gain or by their own ignorance of the truth and have rejected him altogether. Unless they come to see the light, they will be forever lost in eternity.

To address this, lies claiming eternity doesnt exist, or that punishment for evildoers isnt real, have lulled many into a false sense of security in that they choose not to believe and for them it is then ‘so’.

The world continues on its way, with murder, hate, lies, wars, stealing, rape,&more & he promised to come again to take us away from this all, but we have to persevere til his return and we are to spread the word to others so that they can have hope for their eternal future as well. His name is Jesus & he loves you!He will come again & we will be saved!~Ave

AVE HURLEY ILLUSTRATIONS : Got started again after 50~


Initially, I wanted to gather together all the sites I have been listing my artwork on and put them together and see if I am spinning my wheels or if there is a way to get working more this year, as I really need to work and get my art business going….

I put in about 20+ hours daily into my artwork and frequently pull all nighters so I can keep creating and making new pieces of art and reworking some of my best pieces into framable prints, cards crafts and more.

Can this dream become a reality or am I just too late to start over???

I raised 5 children, survived and , lost everything I owned , ruined what credit I had , my health took many wrong turns, now I am trying to salvage what is left of my life and while being a Christian is first and knowing Jesus is what kept me sane and has enabled me to survive thus far, ~ trying to keep busy and be productive , although I have been physically disabled for years and am starting out at a great disadvantage healthwise and financially.

Nevertheless I kept trying and in 2009 I created a new artwork, consolidating all the main sites I list on and am getting more organized all the time and now have begun helping other artists to do the same.

I did start selling on Ebay in 2007¬† and have had some busy times¬† that enabled me to buy better printing equipment and to expand my capabilities in how to produce my art for sale… Yet now on ebay,¬† you have to be careful as things get slow there and sometimes your auction might get overlooked or not even viewed at all..I have had at least a dozen items listed and they weren’t getting ‘hits’ or views, so that too gets really frustrating…

Spending so much time online has stiffened my joints even more and making me more sedentary. This winter’s cold keeps me indoor, lost on line trying to keep working.

I took a break in Dec 2008¬† and went to York and painted some theatrical sets for a ballet, but never got the photos of the work so I could display them online ~ and I did the work free, but was supposed to be reimbursed for my travel expenses and materials¬† used- but the people I did it for, although they claimed they appreciated it, stalled by asking for¬† an invoice and promised to pay me later, so I went back up north, home. They never paid…….Later on still¬† saying while they loved the work, they just no longer acknowledged what they owed me for my expenses and ignored me after I asked for it and later in the presence of mutual friends denied owing me anything.. although the play charged $10 a head and sold out nightly… and they got backdrops they can now rent out to other studios and do~ go figure. I wanted to help them, so I did. I just assumed they were going to repay me what they owed but¬† not all people have the same values or conscience.Live and learn…

Next I went to visit my daughter in July 2008 in Phoenix. She had a baby girl and her husband was deployed to Iraq¬† but home on R&R for the birth which was wonderful. The weather was hot there so my joints weren’t as stiff and the house she had was lovely¬† but I needed to get back to Pa and left the end of the month. While she had room for me and I could have set up¬† a large studio/office area which would¬† have been ideal for getting more organized in this endeavour to be self sufficient in my 50’s, I still felt I needed to work¬† it out myself back in Pa.

I am glad to work online and feel so much  more productive despite the economy.  I have done alot of research and looked for what I needed on other websites about art and presentation and have built my own network, launched publically in June of 2009.

I have met many artists from around the world and we are collectively showing and selling our art right on my own network~!

Visit my  network. http://AveHurleyIllustrations.ning.com to see my art and prints for sale~

ART PRINTS ACEOs ATCs Art Collectors Editions and Originals

Ave Hurley Illustrations is currently making available most of her favorite artworks into the newest format of ACEO’s and has been selling them privately til last summer when she began selling them on ebay in 2007 under screen name : avehurleyillustrations
I still sell occasionally on Ebay but do most of my online sale and promotions from  my own network site now.
I also now make larger framable giclee prints up to 13 x 19 and 8×10 & canvas prints.
All artwork and printings are done individually by the artist, altered for originality and collectibilty.All work comes with CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENICITY and each one is ARTIST SIGNED AND DATED.
Some of my ACEO’S¬† have been sold on Ebay for¬† $23 each¬† and¬† ACEO’s grow in value consistently.
Ave Hurley has also opened online stores at other auction sites too and is featuring select items  starting as low as $.99 at .
I also keep my Etsy shop~ but all my shops , auctions & stores are all listed on my network for easy access and comparison~

www.AveHurley.Etsy.com

ACEO/ATC’s SIGNED,COATED & IN CLEAR SLEEVES

8 X 10 CANVAS SIGNED PRINTS , SIGNED

11 X 14 SIGNED GLOSSY GICLEE PRINTS

13 X 19 SIGNED SATIN GICLEE PRINTS

Available for custom work as well as private sales, my websites are available to show my  artwork to the online shopper and delivery is within 24-48 hours of receipt of payment, through Paypal, so you can buy with confidence and security.

Contact me for any of your art requests. I specialize in land and seascapes, country scenes, farms, fields ,lighthouses and more.

AVE HURLEY ILLUSTRATIONS

http.avehurleyillustrations.ning.com

Thankyou and have a great day~! Ave

718-554-0289

602-539-4053


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