MORE GREAT QUOTES

“Instead of preaching the good news that sinners can be made righteous in Christ and escape the wrath to come, the gospel has degenerated into the pretext that we can be happy in Christ and escape the hassles of life.”

– Ray Comfort

 

“Keep looking up…with your face down.”

– _Disciple_

 

One day a lady criticized D. L. Moody for his methods of evangelism in attempting to win people to the Lord.

Moody’s reply was “I agree with you. I don’t like the way I do it either. Tell me, how do you do it?”

The lady replied, “I don’t do it.”

Moody responded “I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.”

 

“Joy is the byproduct of obedience.”

– Unknown

 

“My greatest thought is my accountability to God.”

– Daniel Webster

 

“The christian life is an impossible one and it isn’t for everyone.

You must enter through the narrow where you must leave everything behind and be stripped naked of yourself. You must get rid of your pride. Many so-called christians are on the wide road leading to destruction. They may have all the outward signs of being a christian (go to church, serve, read their bible, pray, etc.) but there is no inward change of repentance.” – Unknown

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THE LORDS IS MY SHEPHERD PSALM 23

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT.  HE PROVIDES US SECURITY  HE SHALL FEED HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD

HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES…   HE PROVIDES US HAPPINESS AND WE HAVE TRUSTED IN THY MERCY; OUR HEART SHALL REJOICE IN THY SALVATION

HE LEADETH ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS.  HE GIVES ME PEACE AS THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY AND PEACE.

HE RESTORETH MY SOUL…HE PROVIDES ME WITH STRENGTH TO GO THROUGH EACH DAY.

HE LEADETH ME IN THE PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE.  HE PROVIDES US WITH THE GUIDANCE TO LEAD US EACH AND EVERY DAY.

YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL…HE PROVIDES ASSURANCE , AND GOD WILL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM OUR EYES AS HE IS OUR SALVATION.

…FOR THOU ART WITH ME;  THY ROD AND THY STAFF THEY COMFORT ME.  HIS PRESENCE IS ALWAYS WITH US, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE US.

THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES… HE PROMISES US THE VICTORIOUS LIFE AND THE EVERLASTING LIFE.

THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL… HE PROVIDES US WITH GLADNESS AS HE PUT GLADNESS IN OUR HEARTS

MY CUP RUNNETH OVER,  REJOICE IN THE JOYFUL LIFE LOOKING AT WHAT GOD HAD CREATED FOR US ON EARTH TO APPRECIATE EVERYDAY.

SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE …STAY WITH GOD AS HE HAD PROMISED US THE EVERLASTING GOOD LIFE

…AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOR EVER.  HE PROVIDES THE ETERNAL LIFE:  FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.  JOHN 3:16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERSTITIONS THE BITE OF ROCKY THE GHOST DOG

Hi to all my friends I decided to write another story  and hope that you enjoy it.

The bite of Rocky the Ghost Dog

Crows have this magnificent ability to be able to mimic different types of noises and it will sound exactly the same as what the sound would be.  This is about a crow that had been named Kallie.  He had been brought up by the Van Blerk family.  The microwave, water running out of a tap and alarm had only been a few noises he could mimic and then there was the dog Rocky, he was an old miserable and vicious dog and Kallie could bark a vicious bark just like him and it would sound as if there is a Rottweiler in the house.  Rocky passed away of age and each time visitors came to visit Kallie will go on with barking and they would think that Rocky or another dog is there.  Rocky use to be one of those dogs that would not hesitate to nip people who would come on to the premises, and when he had still been alive the Van Blerk family had to close Rocky in a room to prevent him from going off like that and biting the visitors.

One evening the family woke up with the sound of breaking glass and sounds coming from the front door.  Before they could even get up out the bed to investigate, the fiercest and horrific sound of barking and growling started.  “Kallie…it is Kallie barking like that,” Mr Van Blerk said to his wife.  “Kallie is busy trying to scare the burglar away!”  Suddenly they hear a second viscous bark and growl, mixed with Kallies barking.  Their son, Jan, who had entered his parents room said: “thats Rocky barking.”  “Dad listen there is two dogs barking!  Listen!  Rocky is there with Kalie!”  Suddenly they hear more glass breaking, and then a furious growl and an anxiety shout of someone.  The burglar went screaming and running out of the yard, and the family ran to the door.

The police arrived a few minutes after Mr Van Blerk phoned them.  “Luckily your dog chased him away.  He had a big knife,” said the policeman and looked at the broken window panels of the door and the knife lying on floor.  “But…we do not have a dog,” said Mrs Van Blerk astonished.  “Mam,” said the policeman.  “Come look hear.  See here above, where the window is broken, the glass is lying on the inside.  But here at the bottom, he shows with his hand, “here your dog came through, as the glass pieces are laying on the outside.  You have a strong dog that came through here, and he had given the burglar a good bite.  Look at all the blood on the veranda.”  “Yes… it must have been Rocky,” said Mrs Van Blerk slowly still dumb struck as she just stood there.

 

SUPERSTITIONS A LITTLE LAUGHTER OF AN OLD GHOST

Hi to all I hope you are all well and healthy.  I have been busy writing my third book and felt that I must share this with you as I had a good laugh when I had read it and I am using it in my book.  Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

A little laughter of an old ghost

After we moved in to the house both me and my friends had so many stuff with us that the owner said that we could put our boxes of books in storage in the cellar.  The cellar was not that big or high.  You actually had to bend down to be able to move around in it.  We went downstairs with all our excess boxes.  “Shoe but it is cold down here!” I said.  The owner just laughed and said:  “Its always cold down here.”  Little did we know what he actually meant by it!  After a few weeks had past we went with flashlights to the cellar as there had been no power down stairs.  When we came into the cellar we noticed that some of our boxes had been moved around and it bothered us as the entrance had been outside against the wall.  “Now who could have moved our stuff around?” my friend asked.  “If things are being moved around here then it means that someone can easily come and steel our stuff!” he said.  We decided to make sure that when we leave we will lock the place up tight.  Then things started moving around at night in the cellar and we could hear it.  We went downstairs, each with a weapon in our hands and a flashlight.  We noticed that only certain stuff had been moved around and all the other boxes had been untouched as it had been assembling dust.  We left and locked the place up tight again.

Our neighbour an elderly lady always use to send us something nice to eat, because of us being students and always too busy to make something to eat.  After a restless night of noises and moving around of boxes in our cellar I got the courage and asked her if she would know what could be causing the racket in our cellar.  She went quiet for a while then asked: “Did the old man that rented the place to you not tell you about Alex?”  “No!” the two of us answered together.  “Who is Alexa?” I asked.  “A tramp!” she laughed.  He use to always be in this area and we would always give him clothes and food and things like that.  He was very old.  “And now he sleeps in our cellar?” my friend asked.

“No,” she said.  “Now he is living there permanently in the cellar.  You see, he had passed away a few years ago of age.  One evening we saw him sitting on the corner completely frozen.  So we all got together and invited him to live down in the cellar and there he has always been.”  “But he makes a terrible noise and moves everything around!” my friend said.  She laughed “You must have put your boxes on his sleeping place that is why he is moving the stuff around only to make place for himself.  Go and look down stairs you will see a red and blue blanket there that shows his living space.  Maybe there is a box on his blanket.  Just move it of the blanket and he will be quiet.”

Shyly my friend admitted that he had put one of his boxes on the blanket, because he did not want the dampness to go through the box on to the books.  She then said all we must do is to remove the box he would never take any of our things and maybe leave him some books, he used to love reading.  “What are we going to do now?” I asked my friend about Alex.  “We are going to make the place as comfortable as possible for him!” my friend replied.

We went downstairs and there was the box standing on the old red and blue blanket.  We removed the box and put an old book shelve with a rocking chair there and packed out some books.  We then put down a thicker blanket for him to use.  My friend said: “Uncle Alex you can now read to your hearts content and there is a softer blanket to use.”  That evening everything was quiet and we could get a peaceful nights rest.  All that we could hear was the faint sound of a rocking chair and Alex was reading the books.  When we visited downstairs we could see what books he had read as he had placed it at the bottom of the shelves.  When summer arrived it started getting very warm and decided to move Uncle Alex upstairs.  I moved into my friends room and we organised my room to make it comfortable for him to live in.  We put a fan in there so that it could keep the room warm and said to him that they were moving him out of the cellar and upstairs.  Slowly we heard his footsteps going past us into the room and the rocking chair started to move.  We felt this comfortable feeling around us with  Uncle Alex moving in.

Three weeks later we had a burglary.  When we arrived home we saw the burglar coming out of the house with a big rush dropping things as he is running for his life.  His clothes were torn and he had a blue eye and a bleeding nose.  All he was shouting is “there is a ghost there is a ghost!”  We went up to Uncle Alex room all we heard was a rocking sound and a chuckle coming from the room.

We went to our neighbour, who had known by now that our guest had moved into the house.  “Auntie what work did Uncle Alex do?”  I asked.  She said that he was very rich but a promoter did him in and he landed up on the streets as he never trusted anyone again,  and there he lived most of his life.  “But what work did he do before he became a tramp?” I asked.  She said he was a professional boxer and could he kick some butt!!!

SUPERSTITIONS

IN OUR LIVES WE HAVE ALL EXPERIENCED STRANGE THINGS HAPPENING AROUND US.

I remembered as a child all the old ghost stories that had been told to me by my granny and the family.  We lived in an old house in Cape Town.  The house had these old wooden floors that use to creek at night and every movement would make you lie awake and think who is walking over those floors and you would be scared and suddenly just pop your head under the blanket.  After my father passed away our one dog that use to love my father very much missed him terribly.  Our house when entered had a small room at the door that you could either enter the lounge or go to the dining room and from the dining room you could go to the kitchen or into the passage that went to the rooms and the bathroom.  I had been sitting at the dining room table it had been after twelve in the afternoon and our dog “Flekkies” had been sitting on my lap.  It started to become cold where I sat and could feel this coldness around me.  The next moment she starts staring into the kitchen in front of her and starts waging her tale.  As I followed her staring I saw this figure of someone standing there looking at us.  It did not stay long and it just disappeared.  All that I can think is that it had been my father standing there and she could see him.  I have quite a few stories like these.  I am busy writing a book on Ghosts, Legends and Myths.  MANY PEOPLE MAY BELIEVE IN THE SUPERNATURAL MANY DO NOT.  I would love to hear of your stories on Ghosts and if you have seen Angels.  This can be any story from bad experiences to good ones even those that have been told to you by someone else.  If you want your name mentioned I will add it to my book and if you want to stay anonymous just let me know.  You can email me at alfreda.wagener@gmail.com.  I would appreciate it very much.  Hope to hear from you soon and feel free to comment here to.

GREAT QUOTES

“Don’t be afraid of tomorrow — God is already there.”

“If you don’t plan to live the Christian life totally committed to knowing your God and to walking in obedience to Him, then don’t begin; for this is what Christianity is all about. It is a change of citizenship, a change of governments, a change of allegiance. If you have no intention of letting Christ rule your life, then forget Christianity; it’s not for you.”

“Prayer can do anything that God can do.”

“Paul saw people sinking toward hell and did not talk of refining them, but of saving them from the wrath to come.”

“Faith’s most severe tests come not when we see nothing, but when we see a stunning array of evidence that seems to prove our faith vain.”

“When the Lord reveals His will to us and we obey, our mission will be a success regardless of the results.”

“Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal.”

“When God gave Christ to this world, He gave the best He had, and He wants us to do the same.” (Dwight L. Moody)

“God sends no-one away empty, except those who are full of themselves.” (Dwight L. Moody)

 

ANGELS IN OUR LIVES

Hi to all hope everyone is having a great day?  My topic of discussion today is about ANGELS in our lives and if there had been any seen in this modern world of ours today.  I believe in Angels just as I believe in God.  I may have not seen one yet but I know they are there all around me.

ANGELS and what they are.  Angels are pure spirits created by God.  The Old Testament theology included the belief in angels.  The English word “angel” comes from the Greek angelos, which means messenger.  The Hebrew word for angel is malak that also means messenger.  The prophet Malachi took his name from this word.  He himself was a messenger, and he prophesied about the coming of “the messenger of the covenant”, Jesus Christ (Malachi 3:1).  Although the word angel in the Bible means messenger, nearly always applies to heavenly beings, and sometimes can apply to human messengers.

Do ANGELS exist?  This is a very good question as mentioned I do believe they exist.  The Scriptures give us no indication of the precise time of the creation of angels, their existence is assumed at the earliest times.  Our Lord often spoke of angels, in the New Testament they are many and seven orders are mentioned: Angels, Powers, Principalities, Dominions, Thrones and Archangels.  God granted angels great wisdom, freedom and power.  Both the New and Old Testament refer also to the fallen angels.  Angels are purely spiritual or bodiless persons some of whom behold the face of God and thus are in harmony.  Angels carry out missions at Gods command and at times it is said that they take on bodily forms.  They do good work for the Lord and so the churches over the years have said that each and every one has a guardian angel to stand by them and protect them.

Why are Angels created?  It had been said that The Creator himself is so powerful and glorious that He cannot be approached in person by human beings.  Angels do not have mans shortcomings and can therefore act for God and present.  Angels are made immortal.  Their eternal quality was spoken of by Jesus when he said:  “They which shall be accounted worthy to obtain this world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given marriage:  neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God.  Being the children of the resurrection.”  (Luke 20:35.36)  Jesus was saying that, in the same way as the angels live for ever and are of one gender, whom will be called the “sons” and “daughters” of God when Jesus returns will also live for ever and will not marry.

Sometimes angels were given a name, the names that had been mentioned in The Bible are “Michael” and “Gabriel”.

Our Guardian Angels had been appointed to us by God himself.  No evil shall befall you, nor shall affliction come near your tent, for His Angels God has given command about you, that they guard you in all your ways.  HOW MANY OF US HAVE HAD A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE OR HAD SOME WARNING THAT SOMETHING BAD WAS GOING TO HAPPEN I BELIEVE THAT THOSE ARE OUR GUARDIAN ANGELS PROTECTING US FROM HARM WITH GODS HELP.   GOD IS ALWAYS CARRYING ME WHERE I GO.  DO YOU BELIEVE I DO.

 

 

 

Do you believe in ghosts, legends and myths? Part One

Hi to all I have been sitting here and wondering about ghosts.  I am busy with research for a new book I am writing.  From a young age I always had this gift to feel strange activity around me there had even been times I would actually see animals and spirits around me.  I had always felt that it could only be my imagination running wild with me except there had been a house we lived in Carletonville in Gauteng.  I had gotten up from sleep and needed to use the bathroom.  My daughter’s room was just down the passage. When I came out the bathroom I just looked into their room automatically to see if they are sleeping peacefully and just there on the bed sat a white cat I looked to make sure at what I am looking at I went into the room to chase it out but noticed that this was not a normal cat or at least a live one it just stared at me and then it disappeared I was so astonished that I rushed into the room and told my husband.  He just looked at me and said that maybe I thought I had seen something.  After a while I fell asleep.  Round about six in the morning nearly time to get up both my husband and myself was woken up with a bang noise.  His mom was living with us at that time and she was not to healthy at that time.  She had gone to the bathroom and had a blackout and fell with her head against the toilet.  We had to rush her off to hospital and she stayed overnight.  I would say in my opinion the cat I had seen was warning me of something that was going to happen the only problem is that I did not know what.  This had not been the only funny experiences I had but many had happened to me.

So guys if you have any interesting story or tale to tell I would love to hear from you the more the better I do not judge so do you believe in spirits and ghosts?