A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

November 8, 2018

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Sometimes it’s easy to be going through life and forget that we, as Christ followers, have an enemy. And a crafty one at that. Look how he deceived Eve to commit the very first act of disobedience. But how beautiful that so quickly the Father came with a plan to “undo” what was done. He would send His only begotten Son (Jesus is the only human whose biological father (seed) was God) It was at a great cost that He fulfilled the legal price to purchase our freedom and entrance into the kingdom of God.

Anyway my point for the day is that Lucifer – who rebelled against God and desired to become God himself . Since he can’t overthrow God, he longs to cause God’s beloved creation (you and me) harm and pain. He goes before God and accuses us day and night. Check out this scripture….
Revelation 12:10
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the ACCUSER OF OUR BRETHREN, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
Yay! That day is coming and was foretold to the apostle John so we would know it is coming.

How does he accuse us? Many times in our thoughts and sometimes through others that won’t let go of our past, or hunt for any faults and failures in us.

You see when we mess up and ask God for forgiveness and do our best to change….. the Bible says that He throws our sins as far as the east is to the west. He remembers them no more.

Psalm 103: 12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

He is not ever the one “beating us up” in our thoughts about our past. That is coming from Satan …..our “accuser”. So if you are being tormented by accusations by people or from thoughts. Cast them down (thoughts/words) and resist accepting them if you have dealt with it before God. Satan and sometimes people want to hold you in prison to your past mistakes. Don’t let them.

For you are a new creation in Christ Jesus when you accept Him as Lord. Don’t let yourself be beaten up for something in your past. Remember God is for us and not against us! (Romans 8:31)

It is for Freedom that Christ has set us free. Have a great day – Shalom

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A CLEAN SLATE – Poetry

November 3, 2016

Painful past
Mistakes made
Can’t change
The path was laid

Ironclad grip
Pulling down
Crying out
In tears drowned

Spinning round
A sinking ship
Life’s a mess
Can’t get a grip

What if there
Was really a way
A gift for you
A completely clean slate

If you can get past
Prejudices made
Open your mind
The price was paid

Forget religion
Not what it’s about
Embrace the Truth
That will let you cry out

Forget the steeple
The Easter parade
Jesus is deep
It’s no charade

The blood He shed
Is no laughing matter
Such a shame He’s been treated
With a light hearted manner

Love so deep
Heart so good
He gave it for you
He shed His own blood

So you could have
Another chance
Get free from your past
Set free to dance

Dance a new life
Leave the old behind
Take hold of His hand
He will take off the blinds

That’s right it’s a kick
Jesus is the Way
You’ve heard it all along
Thought it was a cliche’

Don’t need to be religious
To talk to the One
That loves you so much
Had me write this sweet poem

So guess what precious one?
He’s waiting on you
To give a clean slate
Start your life brand new

copyright Jean Chamblee 2010

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Psalm 103:11-13
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;

As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

#1  “Come Grow with me”  First in the series called Passing the Torch with very transparent Bible teacher….Jean Chamblee.  Enjoy and You can learn to know God in a personal and intimate way……starting today

Doesn’t the title just give you a good feeling?!! A wishing inside that we could all at some point in our lives start over? A new beginning? A better than great “do-over”?

Of course. We’ve all screwed up royally at some point. God knew that. Before He made us He knew all that we could and would do. He has foreknowledge. He knows the beginning from the end.

Isaiah 46:9-11

“Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,

Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,’”

So if God already knew what we would do before we ever did it…..then why does He still love us? Because His love is far greater than you and I can understand. His desire for a family (us) was far deeper in Him than our mistakes could ever take us. That is why Jesus came and paid the price for our sins. He made a way for us to get a blank slate. For real!!! Isn’t that good news? I think the “good news of the gospel” has gotten buried somewhere under a lot of religion.

Now this doesn’t mean that we are free to be lawless, but it is not a permanent condemnation if we come to Christ and “get honest with Him” about what ever it is we have done to royally screw up. We’ve hurt people….we’ve hurt ourselves. God wants to forgive all that and cleanse us from all of it’s effects. He will get all that junk out of us and lead us down a path that won’t hurt us. He is wise and He understands how things work in this kingdom He created.

Can we trust Him? Trust is hard for many because we have seen so many messed up churches and christians, but we can’t let that deter us from meeting the real Jesus. And THAT Jesus proved His great passion and love by laying down His life and suffering a horrible death to show us how serious He was about wanting us and getting us back from the bondage that sin brought upon us.

Romans 3:23 “… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”

Like it or not we are all in the same boat…..we all need a chance at a “clean, blank, slate” in our lives many times over and He has provided a way for us to have that. He never intended us to be captured by our sins, the flesh or the devil. He is about our freedom.

1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Now let me make that “confess our sins” a little less religious and a little more understandable. He just wants us to be honest about whatever it is that we did to violate our consciences (that inner knowing of right and wrong) It can eat at us and we don’t even know exactly what it came from. Hey…..God is all about communication ….you have no idea how much He wants to communicate with you. YOU. Let that sink in. There is only one you ever created. Only you can give to God what He created you for. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt. You have to seek out your purpose and seek out your purpose Giver!! Only God knows why you were created. Why look anywhere else???

Romans 10:10-13 “ For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation.
For the Scriptures tell us that no one who believes in Christ will ever be disappointed. Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect: they all have the same Lord who generously gives his riches to all those who ask him for them. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord (Jesus Christ) will be saved. (Living Bible)

So how to get a blank slate? Believe in Jesus Christ that He is who He said He is, paid our price for a blank slate, and just simply requires our honesty with Him when we blow it. He will then help us walk away from whatever sin has caused us or others harm. (I highly recommend you seek out the Baptism in the Holy Spirit too …..He will freely give you extra power to walk in this life with lots of help …Luke 11:9-13) ( also explanation found on Youtube…. “How do I receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit’….Jean Chamblee….Passing the Torch #14)

Anyway……I pray you seek Him out and get that clean, blank, slate and watch your past no longer control your future. That’s true freedom and only Jesus Christ can give it to you and the awesome thing…..HE WANTS TO!!!! This isn’t religion…..it’s relationship with the one that made you. Go for it. Seek and you shall find!!!

God bless and grace and peace to you!! Have a great day!!!

WHEN HEAVEN INVADES EARTH

August 17, 2016

WHEN HEAVEN INVADES EARTH
Just had to give this testimony! So many in the body of Christ have ceased to press in to the things of God and the fire of God is falling again and He is ready and waiting for us to press in!! I will give you an example. Ed and I went to a “Heaven on Earth” conference (nothing “magic” about the conference….just a group truly seeking the face of God) and we spent time praying for hours before we got there on the drive up, hearing preaching and then hours in worship and in prayer at the alter with other believers. We were filled with His Presence and surrounded by God’s glory. HIS glory…..nothing of man.
Then on the drive home we stopped at a rest stop for a bathroom break. And I kid you not……this 20 year old walks up to me and says they don’t have enough gas money to get home and could I help out……DIVINE APPOINTMENT….I just smiled and said “Come to my car”. We started talking about the conference and God and his eyes were wide open and excited! I handed him a $20 and gave him a book and some Christian music CD’s and the Spirit of God was just exploding in that little parking lot…..mind you there were 4 other young people in the car watching all this. Then…..right then. A car pulls up beside ours and the guy rolled down the window and said “Mam…..I’m so embarrassed to ask this….but I’m almost out of gas….!!! Hallelujah!! God Himself was just bringing them to us!!!! So we pulled out some more cash and started telling him about God, the conference, and gave him a salvation tract and Christian music CD’s and I could just feel that glory that was present at the alter…..present in the parking lot and that God had hand picked these people to experience the Living God!!!
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we will see some of them in heaven because of Jesus Christ invading their lives!!! And we get to be a part of all that if we will lay down the things of this world and seek and hunger for God above all else. This is the hour…….this is the day. God is NO respecter of persons……He does not show favoritism ……what He does for one He will do for another. Are you willing to pay the price? To press in to God and experience heaven on earth!!! We were created to be “Living in the Book Of Acts”!! Oh how I pray that we will not miss it! It will not come again….I truly believe we are entering into the last great harvest before the great and terrible Day of the Lord. I pray that you will hunger and thirst for a relationship with JESUS CHRIST like you have never experienced before!! HE LOVES YOU WITH A PASSION THAT CAN ONLY BE UNDERSTOOD BY EXPERIENCING IT! By pressing in to Him. By getting alone with Him. By hungering and thirsting after Him above all else!! There is a love deeper and more fulfilling than you could have ever imagined!!! He is waiting for you……to love you! TO LOVE YOU!!! You are His unique and precious creation…..there is only one you…..and He wants you! He wants to love you! He wants to take you deeper in relationship with Him. Will you let HIM? He is waiting….. One step at a time. I pray you will take just one step closer to Him today…..one conversation…..one prayer……one block of time you give just to HIM. He died for you and He is worthy. Go for it…..don’t worry about tomorrow. You don’t have to live up to anyones expectations or be like anyone else. Let Him make you who YOU were created to be. We ALL are pieces of the puzzle…..the body. Different and so totally a creative work of God…. He loves YOU!!!! Wants YOU!! Passionately desires your love and your fellowship. See how great a price He paid to demonstrate His love…… I pray with all my heart you will take a step closer to Him today!
Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come. Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.”
…..heaven is not something you have to wait for….heaven is in Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God.

Just A Thought About Prepping

February 24, 2016

Are you a prepper? Know any preppers? Survivalist? While it’s good to have emergency supplies and preperations….it’s completely futile to do it without Jesus Christ. Without getting things right with God and being strong spiritually FIRST….it’s not gonna work. I don’t care how prepared we may think we are. Want proof from scripture?

Check this out:

Revelations 6:15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

If you have Jesus…..you have the most important thing!! Many arrogantly think they are “prepped” for the end time events, come what may. Without Christ there is no hope. Jesus is the way the truth and the life. In this age and in the one to come. May our priorities be first of all …..spiritual! Psalm 91:1 ” He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High God, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” Now that is the place to be. May it be so for us all Lord Jesus! Get us ready!!

Matthew 6:33 But seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

2 Peter 3:13 “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”

We are honored to be alive in this hour. With Jesus by our side, we can live through this most difficult hour before us. And hopefully you all know Jesus as your Lord and Savior…so in truth heaven is our home and our citizenship is there. If you are not sure…. Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Humble yourselves before Him, repent of your sins, receive a completely clean slate and forgiveness of all your past and stay in communication with Jesus through prayer, and reading your Bible. You are called and chosen. John 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.” Please don’t delay getting serious with God. You know not what a day may hold and He loves you. You are not seeing this by accident. Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.”

Much love, Jean

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 23, 2015

When it all comes down….the question we all have to answer is…..”What did I do with Jesus?”

Romans 14:11,12 ” For it is written:
“As I live, says the Lord,
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.”
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”

The greatest gift of all time and eternity…..May God grant us grace to live a life that brings us close to Him and gives Him glory! He is greatly worthy…..all else will pass away. There is no greater goal on earth than to pursue Jesus Christ. May the rememberance of God’s gift to us of His Son and His sacrifice penetrate our lives in the deepest way possible this Christmas! Much love!!

A New Timeline

November 23, 2015

Do you need a word today
To catch you when you start to sway

A word that says that you are loved
With someone watching from above

To know that you are not alone
And if you choose you’ll have a home

The Lord has paved the way for you
If you just choose to walk on through

His blood is on the mercy seat
To wash you clean if you receive

This life we have – not all there is
Beyond the veil we’ll live with Him

Don’t put it off, now is the time
Open up to a new timeline

This earthly life’s not all we have
So don’t despair and don’t get mad

Focus on eternal things
It’s thoughts like these that give you wings

copyright Jean Chamblee 2010

As I was re-reading the book of Esther this morning, I was thinking about how God turned the tides on the enemies of Israel. It is so amazing that the whole nation of Jews fasted and prayed for three days for God to deliver them.

God answered mightily by destroying the spirit of Haman in the land and restored them and blessed them.

I thought sadly about the American church. Of the general state of disunity and dysfunction it is in. Never in my life have I seen so many churches and pastors following a course of self absorbed ambition and a quest for natural success instead of seeking to please God. I’ve even encountered some blinded pastors that would lie, manipulate and destroy other believers just to keep their “kingdom” intact. It has grieved me to the core of my being.

There are “Hamans” in the court of the King of kings and there are “Hamans” in the world coming against the body of Christ from all sides. In God’s economy we are instructed to bless our enemies and not to curse them, which is vital. BUT we are given the blessing of coming before Christ and asking Him to deliver us from evil. I think that we can all agree….evil is coming against good in our land.

Can we as the body of Christ begin to pray and fast (if you are able) and to ask God to “deliver us from evil”? We all see it daily. But very few leaders are standing up and leading the charge to come against the evil of our day. While there are a few (and if you know them count your blessings and keep supporting them)….the voice of outcry from the church has been spotty and scattered. It takes courage…and risk…and a willingness to serve the purposes of God and not man …we all need to be involved in it.

There is no answer but God, America. There is no deliverer but Christ. We need to pray that God would first deliver the church from selfish ambitions, personally and corporately. Judgement begins in the house of God. And secondly, that He would deliver us from the Hamans of this land that want to destroy God’s people.

If you agree with this, I pray that you would pass it on and direct your prayers towards this goal.

“Deliver us from evil, Lord Jesus. Grant a wave of repentance in the churches and cleanse us from all that is not pleasing to You. Give us unity of purpose as we stand together for our nation. Give us eyes to see clearly and courage to stand up for righteousness sake. Fill us with love and gratitude for all You have given us. Give us bravery to stand against the evil tide as we wait for Your deliverance. Give us joy in the midst of the battle and love for all of our enemies. You tell us to hate what is evil…..to be angry and sin not. Help us to do that Lord and not to get bitter at those perpetrating this evil. Only You, oh Lord, can deliver us. But You are well able. Grant us hope and courage, oh Lord, and to not be ashamed of You. Give us the boldness to speak up when it is necessary and to know that You see us and rejoice when we proclaim Your Son and Your truth. Pour out revival on our land and have mercy on us, Lord.” Amen

Love Can Overcome

March 21, 2014

Love can overcome
A multitude of sins
It is important to forgive
So that love can win

Not so easy, I admit
Daggers in the soul
Inflicted by another’s words
That leave a gaping hole

Called to do it , yes we are
No matter what the pain
Grace can carry us to there
On that forgiveness plane

Resting in the quiet place
Releasing it with tears
Into the Father’s hands we rain
It’s music to His ears

So pleased is He when we obey
This challenging command
He forgave us first this way
The nail scars in His hand

There’s beauty and there’s cleansing
As we let offenses go
Releasing chains that wounds can bring
Gives wings unto our soul

“Forgive and I’ll forgive you too”
Words close to the Father’s heart
You can bring a smile to Him
As you let the offense depart

It’s in the overcoming
That love can have it’s way
A crop of beauty it can bring
Into your life today.

copyright Jean Chamblee  2011