In just a couple of hours I will be gathering with my sisters in the LORD to worship the KING OF KINGS.  I am sooooo excited.  There is something about unity and corporate worship that brings a manifest presence and glory that produces a noticeable change in our lives.  It is a kingdom principle, a promise, that says HIS GLORY changes us (2 Cor. 3:18).  And He also promises in Matthew 18:20, He will be in our midst.  Therefore, we will be in His glory this evening and we will leave changed!  Change from the LORD is so good.  I am praying that God will give us special and specific revelations during these meetings and I am hoping that many people will share them on this site.  Lord, we give you thanks!  One night with the King can change everything.

Leave A Comment, Written on September 18th, 2011 , Sunday Soak -Women's Worship

I love how the Anniversary of 9/11 falls on a Sunday this year.  It is comforting to know that millions of people nationwide are worshiping GOD and praying for our nation this morning.   Someone sent me an email recently written by a survivor encouraging people to not allow hate to take over their lives in the aftermath of this tragedy.  I thought that was a wonderful way to commemorate this special day in the hearts of all Americans and around the world.  With that in mind, it is a good thing today and every day to make a choice to forgive those that have offended us.  Luke 11: 4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

Leave A Comment, Written on September 11th, 2011 , Uncategorized

June’s Class Notes:  End Times Week of 9/8/11

Since this was the first class of the Fall, each individual was given the opportunity to introduce themselves and give a small testimony, if they wanted to share.  This was optional.
When Debbie introduced herself, she shared how the LORD teaches us that if we hide His word in our hearts it helps us not to sin against Him. (Psalm 119).  This is an acrostic writing.  Each stanza begins with, in order, a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Many other powerful testimonies were given as well.  Some personal about what GOD is currently doing in each life.
This verse below was referenced at the start of the class to remind us that we will all teach one another and learn together.  It was pointed out that the amount you know (formal training or length of time you have been a Christian) is not as important as the amount of time you have spent with Jesus.
Acts 4:13
13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
God can use anyone!
Knowing that Peter & John were unschooled; the council was amazed at what being with Jesus had done for them.
A changed life convinces people of Christ’s power.  One of your greatest testimonies is the difference others see in your life
and attitudes since you have believed in Christ.
“They” – saw unschooled.  Who were “they”?

The Sanhedrin
The ancient Jewish ruling council or court system was called the Sanhedrin. The Sanhedrin was the supreme religious body ruling in the Land of Israel during the time of the Holy Temple. They were located throughout Israel.  The Great Sanhedrin was located in Jerusalem. These Sanhedrins existed until the abolishment of the rabbinic patriarchate in about 425 C.E.
Tannaitic sources describe the Great Sanhedrin as a religious assembly of 71 sages (69 members with 2 leaders) who met in the Chamber of Hewn Stones in the Temple in Jerusalem. The Great Sanhedrin met daily during the daytime, and did not meet on the Sabbath, festivals or festival eves. It was the final authority on Jewish law and any scholar who went against its decisions was put to death as a zaken mamre (rebellious elder). The Sanhedrin was led by a president called the nasi (lit. “prince”) and a vice president called the av bet din (lit. “father of the court”). The other 69 sages sat in a semicircle facing the leaders. Sometimes the High Priest (In Hebrew kohen gadol, was also the leader. It is unclear whether the leaders included the high priest.
High Priest — Aaron, Moses’ brother Kohen Gadol (Hebrew) meaning High Priest
High Priest sometimes held top position in Sanhedrin but not always but some actually did, it was an elected position.
Cohen – popular Jewish Name, Levy -another current popular name – fromTribe of Levi- the Levitical Priesthood line
Pontius Pilate was the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, from AD 26–36. He is best known as the judge at Jesustrial and the man who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus. As prefect, he served under Emperor Tiberius.
Pilate appears in association with the responsibility for the death of Jesus. In the Gospel of Matthew, Pilate washes his hands to show that he was not responsible for the execution of Jesus and reluctantly sends him to his death. The Gospel of Mark, depicting Jesus as innocent of plotting against the Roman Empire, portrays Pilate as extremely reluctant to execute Jesus, blaming the Jewish priestly hierarchy for his death and washing his hands not of Jesus (as in Matthew) but of the Sadducees and of any association with their actions. In the Gospel of Luke, Pilate not only agrees that Jesus did not conspire against Rome, but Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee, also finds nothing treasonable in Jesus’ actions.
2 Timothy 2:15
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Because God will examine what kind of workers we have been for him, we should build our life on his Word and build his Word into our life.  It alone tells us how to live for him and serve him.   Believers who ignore the Bible will certainly be ashamed at the judgement.  Consistent and diligent study of God’s Word is vital;  otherwise we will be lulled into neglecting God and our true purpose for living.

ISAIAH 28- line upon line, line upon line, precept upon precept, precept upon precept, here a little there a little.  (We will repeat many things in this class over and over to help us learn them well)
1 Peter 3:15
Be ready to give an answer.  Apologetic verse.
15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
Some Christians believe that faith is a personal matter that should be kept to oneself.  The Bible tells we are all ministers of reconciliation.  We are all called to reconcile man to God. However, it is true that we shouldn’t be rude in sharing our faith, but we should always be ready to give an answer, gently and respectfully, when asked about our faith, out life-style, or our Christian perspective.   Can others see your HOPE in Christ?  Are you prepared to tell them what Christ has done in your life?  Always remember that GOD is love and people are drawn to GOD by His love.  The greatest commandment?  Love one another!!
The Book of Revelation Chapter 1  says that those who read it will be blessed.
To reveal the full identity of Christ and to give warning & HOPE to believers.
Renew our minds of end times — give us hope not fear!
worship, not only at Sunday service ~ be engaged in the word all week long — share the word and your love with other’s
SIN — blessed to be covered by the blood of Jesus
Worship?  My response to God 24/7
REVELATION ~ act of revealing- Time to put the ELATION back in REVELATION!!
The Bible asks The Bible asks “O Death, where is your sting?”  We should not put the STING back into it.  It is graduation day – promotion day when we go to be with Christ.It is sad to miss loved ones, but joyous to know we will be reunited with them and they are really in a MUCH MUCH MUCH better place.  Heaven is AWESOME.
Additional books to read while studying the Last Days.
Old Testament
New Testament
1 & 2 Thessalonians

2 Peter 3

The Day of the Lord

1 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.a]”[a]
11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.b]”[b] That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

Revelation 21

A New Heaven and a New Earth
1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”a]”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’b]”[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadiac]”[c] in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubitsd]”[d] thick.e]”[e] 18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.f]”[f] 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Romans 8.  Read the Chapter and know that GOd is for us and not against us and He promised something wonderful for us.
In closing, when we look at the word HEART there are many words found there.  He, Ear, Hear, Art.  We can look at this word and think this:  It is an ART to HEAR with our EAR what HE has to say to us.  We must learn to listen to what the LORD has to say concerning the END TIMES because it is prophetic and we will need the HOLY SPIRIT to instruct us.

Leave A Comment, Written on September 10th, 2011 , Uncategorized

First Night Session. Romans 8:31 So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose?

We are all looking forward to this study and to the END, when GOD overcomes evil with good.   It is time to put ELATION back into the book of Revelation. Exciting time to be a Christian!

2 Comments, Written on September 9th, 2011 , Bible Study

Morning Bible Study is off to a GREAT start.  Lots of new faces and several YOUNG in the LORD. (I just love baby Christians!)  Today we read passages from Romans and 2 Peter. I love how the Message Bible translates Romans 8: 15- 17.  This is how it reads:  This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?”   God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!

Soon we will be coming into an unbelievable inheritance!!  One worth the wait. And as we wait, we REJOICE in the LORD always,  for HE is good!  Taste and See. Hallelujah!

1 Comment, Written on September 8th, 2011 , Bible Study

If you have had the pleasure of meeting my dear friend Jeana Watenpool, then you already know she “knows no strangers” and she loves Jesus with all her heart.  In Acts 10:38 Peter tells us that God anointed Jesus with the HOLY SPIRIT and power and then Jesus went about doing good.  That verse always makes me think of Jeanna.  Another verse that comes to mind concerning these things is Ecclesiastes 9:10 , Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.  Jeana, in addition to all of her other ministry duties, has lovingly stepped forward to volunteer to post classroom notes on this site following every class, as needed.  Note: This will be done only upon request.  So if you have to be absent for any reason, just let us know, and you will be able to get the notes from that session right here online.  BIG SHOUT OUT TO JEANA!!  What AWESOME dedication.  This will be a huge help for all of us!

3 Comments, Written on September 7th, 2011 , Bible Study

We plan to SKYPE on Thursday pm’s.  You do not need the Premium Plan to hear the class.   To get video you have to have the Premium Plan which costs approximately $53.00 a year.  With this plan the video will appear as a conference call/group meeting.   Friend me on SKYPE if you are interested.  We already have a couple of people joining us using it!

Leave A Comment, Written on September 5th, 2011 , Bible Study

At His Feet

2 Comments, Written on September 5th, 2011 , Sunday Soak -Women's Worship

Whosoever will.

Beginning on September 18th  a small group of WOMEN that love Jesus will be meeting in the Main Sanctuary at APC for the sole purpose of ministering to Jesus.  Please join us as we go VERTICAL!  Surely, this will bring about a CHANGE in each of us that GOD believes in!    2 Cor. 3:17-18.17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Comments, Written on September 5th, 2011 , Sunday Soak -Women's Worship

This Thursday our Bible Study begins again after a brief summer hiatus.   It will be good to gather again to discuss the WORD.  I have missed everyone.  This time we will study The End Times- The Last Days.  This will be an exciting time of hope and great joy as we look forward to what GOD has for all of us in the future.

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