Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Resurrection Day! Happy Easter!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) and in real life, I celebrate Easter Sunday!  Resurrection Day!  He is risen!  Hallelujah!  He is risen!

In Matthew 27:62-66 we read, "Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch."

What happened continues on in Matthew 28, "In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

  Because He is risen, we know we will also have salvation and spend eternity in heaven, with Him. 

He is risen!  Hallelujah! 
Happy Easter!

Happy Resurrection Day!

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Greater Love! Everlasting Life!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) and in real life, I celebrate Easter Saturday.  It is a day when we can focus on our Lord Jesus, and understand that what was prophesied in the Old Testament (the covenant God made for the Jews), was fulfilled in the New Testament (the covenant God made for us.  Gentiles.  For all who will believe.)

Here is what was prophesied in Isaiah 53, "Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."

While some Jews recognized that Jesus was the Christ, not all did.  Not then, and even today, not now.  But, some do.  Those who recognize Jesus as being the Messiah, are called Messianic Jews.  Like a relative or two of mine.

Again, I praise God for John 3:16, "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."

And, for John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Today's LwL entry is prophecy of the Old Testament.  What was written yesterday, and will be written tomorrow, is fulfillment of that prophecy and is found in the New Testament.

After all, this is what Jesus did.  He came to earth, knowing full well what He was here for.  Knowing full well, that He would suffer and die on a wooden cross for the sin of the world, of all who will believe.

If you do not yet know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, I pray that God will save you.  He said that He wish that none should perish.  However, He also told us that we are not guaranteed a place in Heaven, until we come to Christ.

We are not guaranteed tomorrow.  We're not even guaranteed our next breath.

The cross is empty.  Jesus is no longer on the cross.  Today, is the day of Salvation.  Trust in Jesus, today

Until next time...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Praise God for Good Friday!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), and indeed every day of my life, I praise God for Good Friday!

Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, in the garden of Gethsemane.  His disciples forsook Him and fled.  He was led away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where He was accused of blasphemy, due to being called the Son of God.

Here is what happened on Good Friday, as quoted in Matthew 27:1-60 , "When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.
11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
36 And sitting down they watched him there;
37 And set up over his head his accusation written, This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews.
38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed."

Some people hate Jews for crucifying Jesus.  I do not.  Nor, do I believe anyone should feel that way.

I am fully aware that had Jesus not fulfilled the scriptures of the Old Testament, we gentiles would not have the availability of salvation.  At least, not the way God's plan of salvation was, in the Old Testament. 

Thank you, Lord... for being obedient to God the Father and for coming here to earth, knowing full well what you would face.  Thank you for being obedient, even to death on the cross, as we are told in Philippians 2:8.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.

Until next time...

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jesus' Last Supper & More...

As always, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I am honouring my Lord, Jesus Christ.  On the eve of what we call Good Friday, Jesus and his disciples celebrated the passover, together. 

Here is Matthew 26:17-44,
"Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words."

Jesus was 100% man and 100% God.  He knew before it was due to happen, what He would suffer.

Much like us, He prayed to our Father in Heaven to remove the cup from Him.  But, He also knew that this would not happen, as it was not part God the Father's plan. 

Jesus knew God's plan of redemption.  He knew what He would face on the day we on earth call Good Friday.

I am thankful that Jesus elected to fulfil God's plan, especially since it included a plan for salvation for us (gentiles), too; not just for the Jews, His chosen people.  Thank You, Father... for grafting us in!

Hopefully, you are thankful, also. 

Until next time...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Me? Before You!

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie recently, you'll know that I've been writing about love and tolerance.  And, the lack thereof.

By showing intolerance to others and by treating people in an unloving manner, a person is going against what God requires or commanded of us.  (Read yesterday's entry, if you haven't already.)

Quite often, but thankfully not always, I've been treated unlovingly by those who don't feel the same as I do regarding Biblical standards.  Just as I've written about, recently.

From time to time, I've not just been treated unlovingly.  In some cases, I've been treated in a rather hateful manner, being accused of having a hateful attitude.

This is absolutely not true.

I do not hate anyone.  For any reason.

The truth is, I only feel love towards people.

And, forgiveness.

Yes, even when I've felt I've been wronged by someone, I pray about the situation.  Reviewing it in my mind before praying, I reflect upon what happened, and ask myself if there is something I did wrong, in God's eyes.

What man thinks, may be important, even to me.  But, it's not more important than what God thinks.

I'm not here to please man.  I'm here to please God.  And, that's what matters most, to me.

When I speak and/or write about what God wants of us, I speak truth.  Even if others don't care for hearing truth.  And, I try to do it in a loving manner.

Why?  Because, if I didn't do this, I wouldn't be doing God's work.

Jesus spoke truth.  Even when people didn't like it.  Like the Pharisees.

Just because some didn't like what He had to say, did Jesus alter speaking truth?  Absolutely not.  He always spoke truth.

As I've mentioned, some people do not treat me in a loving or respectful way.  Being treated poorly by people who are believing in and even living in today's sinful society's lifestyles, I have even been accused of being hateful. 

So be it.  I cannot change the way they feel.

But, I want you to know I am not hateful.  I do not hate anyone.  Not believers in other religions, nor those who do not believe in God, at all, and certainly not those who claim to belong to Christ.

However, being treated unlovingly and intolerantly by some who do not believe God's truth, I realize that I am being treated hatefully.  And, if you're like me, doing what God would have you do, you may be treated this way, also. 

It's not surprising.  After all, He told us in John 15:18, "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you."

Yes, there are times when we Christian believers are hated, by those who don't agree with God and His Word.

For these, I pray.  I pray that God will reveal truth to them.  His truth.

However, as I've said before, there are many people being led astray.  Some of them are people who consider themselves to be Christian, and some are those who are supposedly teaching/preaching God's Word, but in reality are preaching/teaching a false gospel. 

I pray for those people, also... that God will remove the blinders from their eyes, that God will remove the scales that blind them from His truth.

Hopefully, you pray for this, also.  After all, prayer can move mountains.  For this, I praise God!

Until next time...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Apple of His Eye!

Before I begin today's entry here on Life with Lynnie, I would like to wish all my Jewish friends Happy Passover!

Recently, I've been writing about sin.  And, loving the sinner, but hating the sin.

I'm really glad that God told us to treat people this way.  Especially since, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  No one, is without sin in their lives.

The sad thing is that not everyone treats others this way.  Some people do not really love others the way God told us to love people.

At first thought, you may think I am referring to God's children; those He has saved.  However, I'm not.  At least, not at this time.

In addition to writing about loving others, I've also discussed the idea of tolerance.  And, lack thereof.

As I've mentioned in the past, many unsaved people who have sin in their lives claim that we Christians are intolerant.  I beg to differ.

Being Christian, I am very tolerant of others.  Especially, of those who are not yet saved.

After all, God wants us to plant seeds for Christ, everywhere we go.  If we are intolerant of others and the sin in their lives, we won't see any results for the seeds we plant.

What is really sad to me, is that those who sometimes call us intolerant, are in fact the really intolerant people, themselves.  And, quite often, they are people who do not have love for others.

Okay.  I realize that some may feel I'm not right, but I can prove exactly what I am saying.

After writing about the sin of homosexuality on LwL, and posting links on Facebook (FB), I received a message from one of my FB friends.  While I won't tell you the person's name, I'll let you read for yourself, the message he sent me:
"Sorry but you are being defriended. I obviously do not agree with your stance on homosexuality (which is fine to have a difference of opinion), but because of it's nature I feel it is not in my best interest to associate with you. I will be defriending you and blocking you
I do hope the best for you."


Please don't get the wrong idea.  I'm not upset over losing a friend on FB.  If you are a friend of mine on FB, you'll know that I have many, many, many friends.  Losing one, isn't a problem.  Nor is losing more.

But, losing a friend or friends due to hatred of me, or intolerance, or an unloving attitude on their part, doesn't make me happy.  It seems that tolerance is just a one way street, to be accepted by me, and not some others.  Like the fellow who messaged me.

Please, take the time to reread what was written.

You'll notice that the person admitted that he had a difference of opinion with me, concerning homosexuality.  And, he even admitted that it was 'fine' to have a difference of opinion. 

Hmmm... it seems he lied.  It obviously wasn't fine to have a difference of opinion between us concerning homosexuality, or he wouldn't have unfriended me. 

Did he just unfriend me?  No.  As stated, he not only unfriended me, but he also blocked me; meaning that I can never message him, or have any contact with him.  Not even to have discussions and/or clarify any differences.

How could anyone like this ever consider themselves to be tolerant?  In my opinion, this person, like many others who agree with him, are in fact, the intolerant people.

While they expect those of us who don't agree with their take on lifestyles to be tolerant of them, they are usually not tolerant of our beliefs.  Like this fellow.

Another sad thing to me, is that one day he will stand before my Lord, Jesus Christ, and have to answer for his life.  Just like the rest of us.

In addition to being condemned for the sin in his life concerning his views on homosexuality, he will also have to answer to Christ for hurting one of God's children.  Me.  And, probably many others, as well. 

After all, God told us in Zechariah 2:8, "For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye."

Yes, that's right; whoever touches us (God's children), touches the apple of God's eye.

And, He hates His children being hurt, including me and others who are born-again, for we are the apple of God's eye.

Please, join me in praying for people such as this fellow, who have proven themselves to be the truly intolerant people. 

May it be God's will to reveal His truth and save him, and others like him.  After all, many of those who think the way this fellow does, has been preached/taught a false gospel. 

Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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    Monday, March 25, 2013

    Shine Out of Darkness...

    In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about loving the sinner and hating the sin, because that is what God has told us to do.

    Even though I have been writing about the sin of homosexuality, I have also mentioned other sin, as was stated in one Bible verse I quoted.  After all, homosexuality is not the only sin that people are affected by, here in our world.

    As I've said before, we live in a sinful world.

    How could it not be?  We live in Satan's domain. 

    In 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 we are told, "Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
    But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
    But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
    In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
    For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
    For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

    When writing about sin, I am not trying to point fingers at anyone.  I'm fulfilling what God would have me do.  Preach/teach truth.  His truth.

    As we read above, it is our ministry since we have received mercy from Him.  We who are truly saved have repented and turned away from sin.  And, even though we may fall into sin at one time or another, we recognize that we have indeed been touched by sin once again, and turn away from it. 

    God told us in the above quoted verses that we should not handle His Word, in a deceitful manner.  But, isn't that what is being done, by those who are preaching/teaching a false gospel? 

    It is definitely being handled in a deceitful manner, by those who are rewriting God's Word, the Bible, by claiming it needs to be updated, to reflect today's society, especially when it claims that sin... is not sinful.

    Some people haven't liked the idea that I speak truth.  That's okay.  It matters not to me.

    What matters to me, is that I am honouring my Father in Heaven, doing what He called me to do.  He told us in today's verses that we are not to preach ourselves, but to preach Christ Jesus, our Lord.  And, as I have stated many times before, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

    Even though people don't always like hearing God's truth, I will continue to speak it.

    He told us to be the light of the world, that our light should not be hid so that it cannot be seen.  And, in today's verses He told us that He commanded the light to shine out of darkness, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

    In obedience to Him, I will continue to let my light shine and speak truth, whether it is liked, or not.  Accepted, or not.  Allowed, or not.  Even if our freedom of speech is taken away, by those who are hateful towards those who love and honour Christ.

    Hopefully, you will, also.  Prayer abounds.

    Until next time...

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    Sunday, March 24, 2013


    As I've written here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), our Lord's day is special to me.

    Just thinking about what I've written over the last few days has been upsetting, in some ways.  After all, we are living in such a sinful world.

    God's Word, the Bible, is what we as Christians rely upon.  Not just to know and understand that God loves us, but also what He expects of us.

    At least, that's the way it was.

    Things seem to be changing in today's world.  And, not for the better, but for the worse.

    Various new versions of the Bible are being written, and distributed.  Some follow what God told us, when He said that no one should add to, or take away from His Word.

    Others, are not.  Some are changing the format and meaning of what God gave to us, to support those who are being led astray, by false teachings.

    Like the gay bible that I heard is being created and promoted.

    It seems that the Christian message is changing.  Not for the better, but to go along with our Sodom-and-Gomorrah-like sinful society.

    Something else that is heartbreaking to me, is happening.  Christ's crucifixion is even being compared to how gay people are being treated.

    Take a look at this:  BBC Easter message compares treatment of gay people with the crucifixion of Christ

    Feeling hurt and knowing that God's Word and truth is being literally destroyed, won't change anything.  Except the belief's of those who wish our society to become even more sinful than in the past.

    Does this mean that God has changed, as some insist?  Absolutely, not!

    He told us in  Hebrews 13:7-9, "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein." 

    Jesus Christ, God who came to earth in the flesh, doesn't change.  Not what He thinks.  And, certainly not what He desires of us.

    He's the same... yesterday, today and forever

    He will never change.  Nor will the Holy Spirit, who convicts those in the process of being saved, and guides those who truly belong to God.  Nor will God the Father, who created His plan of redemption for us.

    May God bless those who truly believe His Word; those, who refuse to accept what is happening in today's society.

    We must pray.  And, pray hard.  After all, God told us to love the sinner... and hate the sin.

    Please join me in prayer for those who are changing God's Word, to support and justify their sinful desires.  Pray that God will open their eyes to His Truth and save them.

    Until next time...

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    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    No More!!

    Over the last few days, I've written about sin, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

    Some people don't believe that the gay lifestyle is sinful.  But, according to God's Word, the Bible, it is.  God told us so in Leviticus 18:22, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."  And, in other verses in the Bible; check it out for yourself.

    He made himself clear in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

    So you see, being gay is sinful.  Just like having sex outside marriage is.  Or, being adulterous.  Or, being effeminate.  And, just like other sins listed above in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

    Sin is real.

    Some may not believe it, but it is.  And, God told us that there is no one without sin.  Except Jesus, of course.

    Some have been misled into thinking that because Jesus took on the sin of the world and became the sacrifice to end all sacrifices, it is okay continue in their sin of choice.  But, it's not.

    When we come to Christ, we become born-again and are saved, but part of the process is repenting.  Turning away, is what repentance is about.  Leaving the sin behind.

    Then, we are forgiven and obtain salvation.  This is what trusting in Jesus Christ is all about.

    Of course, our secular world doesn't believe this. 

    Many don't think there is sin, at all.  And, others are led astray, as I wrote about a few days ago, by preachers/teachers who preach a false gospel.

    Unfortunately, many will stand before Christ in the day of judgement, and will find themselves not heading to heaven like they thought.  Instead, they will be heading to hell.

    There is evidence to support what I am referring to.

    You see, it's not me saying what I have written.  I may be writing it, but it is fully, of God.  And, His Word.

    Look at the story told to us in John 8:1-11, "Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
    And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
    And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
    They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
    Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
    This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
    So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
    And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
    And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
    10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
    11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."

    Please... reread that last phrase that Jesus said to the woman, "go, and sin no more."

    Please, pray about what you just read.  None of us have the right to continue having sin in our lives, once we've come to Christ.

    God realizes that we are only human.  He knows we may/may not fall into sin, from time to time, in our lives.  But, He also knows that if we truly are trusting in Jesus, we will not want to have sin in our lives.  And, we will do all we can to honour Him.

    I'm certainly not perfect.  As I said previously, all are imperfect.  But, one thing I do in my life, is make every effort to honour my Lord, and follow Him, in every aspect of my life.

    Hopefully, you do, also.  And hopefully, you speak truth in love, to others.  Just as I do.  After all, God told us to love the sinner... and hate the sin. 

    Until next time...

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    Friday, March 22, 2013

    Freedom? Persecution!

    For the last couple of days, I've written on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about Biblical truth.  And, about freedom to choose.

    Both these topics related to the gay agenda.

    What began years ago as being people wanting freedom to live their lives the way they desire, has certainly changed.  It seems to have grown out of control.

    Certainly, everyone has the right to live their lives the way they choose, here in Canada.  Including those who choose to live their lives against what God teaches, by electing to be gay. 

    However, it seems the pendulum has swung.

    Not only are gay rights legal, but gay marriage is, also.  Progression has occurred, for them.  Or, so it seems.

    The pendulum has swung wider, now that our society seems to think that anyone who speaks Biblical truth, is hateful.

    The gay agenda has pushed and pushed until they not only have maximum civil rights, like those who live by God's agenda, but are insisting that those who don't agree with them, are not just intolerant, but also hateful.

    Hmmm...  Talk about a political agenda!  And, a secular society!

    Intolerance?  Who is being intolerant?  It seems to me that the gay rights movement is pushing so hard, that it is almost bully-like, to change society into not only accepting gayness, but to promote being gay as a perfect lifestyle.

    Totally, against what God has told us.

    Those who truly belong to Him, will continue to use freedom to speak up.  But, some are suffering, being persecuted for their faith, by speaking up in favour of God.

    One such person has suffered and even been convicted in Canadian courts, for speaking Godly truth.

    Here is a Christian brother's story that was on Global News, February 27, 2013:

    My heart breaks for this fellow brother-in-the-Lord, who is being unnecessarily persecuted for his faith.  After all, he is doing what God called him to do and our Canadian laws allow freedom of speech.  To speak truth, and more.

    At least, we had those rights.  Our rights seem to continue eroding.  And, we are being persecuted for our faith.  Even here in Canada.

    Yes, we who belong to our Lord, will suffer persecution in various ways.  God told us so, in 2 Timothy 3:12, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."

    Mr. Whatcott may suffer here on earth, but he will be rewarded in heaven. 

    So will others who suffer for our Lord, like our fellow Christians who were persecuted recently in Pakistan.  Those people suffered in a very different way.  Their homes were destroyed by fire and more, by Islamic supporters, hating Christians.

    Much prayer is needed.  Even so, Lord Jesus, come...

    Until next time...

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    Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Freedom to Choose?

    On Thursday, July 19, 2012, The Windsor Star printed an article on p. C1, entitled, B&B owners must compensate gay couple.  Here's what it said:

    The owners of a now-closed bed and breakfast in southern B.C. must pay more than $4,000 for refusing a room to a homosexual couple.
    The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ordered Susan and Les Molnar to compensate Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie for injury to dignity and selfrespect after their reservation was cancelled at the Riverbend Bed and Breakfast in Grand Forks, about 500 kilometres east of Vancouver.
    The Molnars admitted to accepting the reservation in June 2009, but cancelled it minutes later, after confirming Thomas and Eadie are gay.
    According to the Molnars, such a lifestyle is contrary to their Christian beliefs and unacceptable in the business they operated as a ministry, with some profits going to the local Mennonite church.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013


    Hopefully, the Holy Spirit will help you to see that what I will be discussing today on Life with Lynnie (LwL) is not meant to be viewed, or considered to be hateful.

    Why?  Because, it absolutely is not.

    In fact, by speaking truth, I believe I am loving those who need clarity.  Loving those who may be confused about what is right and what isn't.  In God's opinion.  Not mine.

    It seems to me that we are living in a modern day Sodom & Gomorrah.  Where sin of every kind, especially sexual sin, is acceptable.  And, it seems to be getting worse, each day.

    In my opinion, there are publications and groups considered Christian that are are falsely promoting God's Word.  Unfortunately, some people rely on what they read and/or hear, rather than relying on God's Word, the Bible.

    It broke my heart when I read that the Huffington Post promoted Queer Christ

    In addition, I am posting this Youtube link by, entitled Sodomy, THE Sign The End Is Near

    In my opinion, the worst of what's happening in today's world, is showcased in this article printed by Dead Serious News, entitled Gay revision of the Bible to go on sale

    Of course, there are many people out there, preaching a false gospel.  Some teach contrary to God's Word, the Bible, claiming it is okay to sin, because we've been saved by God's grace.  This is definitely false teaching and the unfortunate thing is that people will be led astray.

    Here is one such example of those who claim to belong to God, who are supporting sin, as written in Black Like Moi where Rev. Jesse Jackson supported the gay agenda:

    God makes it clear that we are to love the sinner and hate the sin. 

    How can you love a sinner, by lying to them?  By leading them away from God's truth?  That is not love.  Being truthful and showing them the error of their ways, is showing love to others.

    Romans 1 (here's a LINK so you can read it for yourself) is very clear.  God will not support those who change the truth of God into a lie.

    In 1 Corinthians 6 (here's a LINK for you to read it) God's Word warns us to not be deceived.  There will be those, who will be refused entry to heaven.  We were bought with a price and are commanded to glorify God in our body and spirit.

    If you're familiar with Galatians 1 (again, here's a LINK , so you can read it), you'll know that we are told specifically in verse 9, "As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."

    People here on earth, sometimes think they can get away with whatever they want to do, sin-wise.  Unfortunately, God's Word teaches us that this is not the truth.  No one can get away with sin.

    If we choose to continue sinning, even after proclaiming to be saved, we may find ourselves in a terrible situation, come judgement day.  When we stand before Christ.

    As I've mentioned so many times, God cannot and will not tolerate sin.  Those who elect to continue to sin against God, His Word, and their own bodies, may find themselves being rejected, come judgement day. 

    After all, God told us in Matthew 7:21-23, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

    Friend, if you have unconfessed sin in your life, or if you have been teaching/preaching/leading others astray, repent.  Repent, now. 

    Turn away from it, so that you will instead hear the words of Matthew 25:21, "His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

    Until next time...

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013


    As I wrote yesterday on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I suffered greatly on Sunday, with much pain.  This happened after I overextended myself on Saturday.

    You may be wondering what it is that I did, to cause myself this much pain.

    Well, I have to go back a while in the past, to let you know that I had been invited to the Sherk Recreation Centre (SRC), in Leamington, to join fellow authors and others who were participating in the Antique and Craft show.  The show was scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, this past weekend.

    As the time grew near, I thought about cancelling my attendance.  After all, when I first agreed to participate, I thought I'd be healed enough to attend.

    Even though I am still not healed fully, my experience with carrying my laptop computer to Staples for repair, showed me that by using my cane, I could carry items that I would find too heavy to carry, for myself.  At least, that's what I thought.

    It stormed with blowing snow, through the wee hours of Saturday.  By the time I hit the road to drive to Leamington, about a 45 minute to one (1) hour drive from home, it was storming badly. 

    Once again, I thought about not attending, but reconsidered.  After all, copies of the book I wrote:  Love Never Fails You... were already in my vehicle. 

    Since I knew I couldn't carry my regular table that I use, I had previously stored two (2) tv tray tables, in my van.  I'm sure you recall the older, lightweight ones that are featherweight in nature.

    The only thing I truly needed to carry to my vehicle was food and water that I decided to take with me.

    Bad weather or not, off I went.  The roads weren't great, but I was able to arrive at the SRC within my estimated time.  Thank You, Lord.

    He provided for me, the closest parking spot to the main entrance.  Again, I thank You, Lord!

    But, getting these things into the centre wasn't easy for me.  And, there was no one to assist me.

    At first, I thought I had managed well, without hurting myself or causing myself much pain.  But, as the day progressed, I realized that my pain level was increasing.  This was an indication that I had done way too much, physically.

    How grateful I am that God loves me.  How grateful I am that He knows my every need, even before I do!

    After all, He told us in Isaiah 65:24, "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."

    Yes, God knew my need, even before I did.  And, He helped me.  He provided for me, in many ways.

    After eating, drinking and selling copies of Love Never Fails You..., I didn't have to carry much other than a few books that were not sold.  I thank You, Lord, that you provided sales for me, to reduce the amount I needed to carry back to the van.

    I thought about leaving the tray tables there, since I was supposed to return on Sunday.  But, when I realized my pain level was increased, I prayed about it. 

    As I packed up to leave, I carried the books in a tote on my cane, and carried the lightweight tray tables out to my van.  Phew!  Thank You, Lord, for providing a way where there wasn't one.

    Even so, the one thing I was concerned about, happened.  As I wrote yesterday, my pain level was unbelievable on Sunday.

    Today, my pain is less.  Even so, I still need healing. 

    And, I realize now, that I am definitely not healed enough to carry much.  I feel like God spoke, and I heard, even if what I heard wasn't what I hoped for.

    Once again, I am requesting prayer for healing, for me.  I appreciate your prayerful Christian love.  May God bless you!

    Please know that I pray for you, also.

    Until next time...

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    Monday, March 18, 2013

    By Faith...

    If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that my computer died and is off being repaired, under it's extended warranty.

    Usually, I've been able to write and post my LwL entry using my not quite ancient laptop.  But, to use my oldie for going on Facebook (FB) or using it for e-mail, etc., hasn't been easy.  As I previously mentioned, the browser needs updating and I do not want to do this, until I make sure I find one that will be compatible with blogger. 

    How long this will take, I do not know.  I have to find someone who uses them, and go to their home to try it out, before I make any selection.

    To date, I haven't had time to do this.  I've been overwhelmed with stuff on my plate.  Personal, family things and more.

    Like on Saturday.  I did something I probably shouldn't have done.  Especially, since it involved some bending, lifting and carrying.

    To some of you, what I did probably wouldn't have seemed like much.  In fact, someone I came in contact with, didn't think it was of any importance. 

    But, with my physical limitations being what they are at the moment, it was a lot, to me.

    In any case, God helped me through it.  And, I was able to accomplish what I set out to do.  I'm so grateful that I have faith, to help me through.

    Thinking about faith, I was reminded of Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

    It is my faith that not only helped me through the day, Saturday.  Faith is also what helped me yesterday, recover from overdoing things, as I rested.

    And, by faith, I am trusting that God has made a way for me, that I will be healed and not have any permanent damage, from overdoing things, Saturday.

    Any prayer from you, would be appreciated.  Thank you.  May God bless you.

    Until next time...

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    Sunday, March 17, 2013

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    A few years ago, my now deceased husband Gordon, and I taught English as a Second Language (ESL).  We did this as volunteers at our church.

    The majority of our students were masters degree university students, from various countries around the world.  Mainly Asia.

    Teaching at our church, we always opened and closed in prayer.

    Not all lessons were of a Christian basis, of course.  And, many of our students requested extra help for their speaking abilities.

    Whenever it was a holiday time, lessons reflected the time of the year.  Christmas and Easter were the easiest times to include a gospel message, of course.  Valentine's Day, was also a good time to include the issue of love.

    When it came time for St. Patrick's day, we were able to easily explain the concept of God, to our students who had never grown up hearing about Him.

    The shamrock was the way we described God.  The whole shamrock is God. 

    God is three (3) persons:  God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God, the Holy Spirit.  Each leaf of the shamrock reflected what we explained.  Just as the shamrock above, does.

    We were thankful when our students understood.  And, we were even more thankful when some of them came to Christ, obtaining salvation.

    Acts 16:31, was one verse that we relied upon while teaching a gospel message, "...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..."

    Of course, our students obtained salvation by trusting/believing on our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Just as we all, do.

    If you do not yet know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, please read the book of John, in the New Testament portion of the Bible.  There you will see that in order to spend eternity in heaven, you need to be born-again, or saved.

    No one is guaranteed tomorrow.  Today, is the day of salvation.

    Until next time...

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    Saturday, March 16, 2013

    Sufficient Grace...

    If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I had to take my laptop computer to Staples, to get it repaired.  After all, it is under extended warranty.

    Being without my laptop means that I do not have easy access to do the work I normally do, with my computer. 

    Not just my computer work, that I need to do for customers/clients.  Also, for things like writing and posting my blog entry, here on LwL.

    In a way, I'm grateful that this happened at a time when I haven't been working much.  Certainly, since becoming ill and having two (2) operations, has cut my working ability, to almost nil.  Well, until lately, that is.

    Knowing that I have a client to work with at this time, it won't be a simple task to do what I need to do. 

    And, with writing a daily blog entry here on LwL, hasn't been easy.  Especially, since I have been using my old laptop to write my entries.

    My oldie, seems to work well, for writing, etc., as long as I don't have to go online.  Well, that won't work for LwL!

    At first, I thought it would be okay, regarding blog entries.  But, I have received messages from Gmail that the browser I am using is old, and requires updating.

    Hmmm...  Truthfully, I do not want to do this, at this time.

    Why?  Because I have had to go to the library to do some computer work.  While there, I attempted to write an entry and post it on the web.

    Hah!  Impossible! 

    It turned out that the browser the library uses, is not compatible with Blogger.  While I could access the site to read my posted entries, I could not enter into the site, to my back office, where I write and post entries.


    This showed me that before I select a browser to update my oldie with, I need to check it out on someone else's computer.  Someone who is using a browser from the recommended list.

    Should I worry about this?  Not really.  Even though it will be quite a while before Staples returns my computer to me.

    So far, God has shown me grace.  Enough grace to be able to continue doing my work for Him, by writing and posting here on LwL.  Thank you, Lord!

    Thinking about grace, I was reminded of 2 Corinthians 9:8, "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:"

    How thankful I am, that God showed me enough grace to transport my computer for repair.  How thankful I am, that He has made a way for me to continue working for Him, even if it means I have to do part of the work at home, and then transport myself to the library to finish up.

    How thankful I am, that each time I've arrived at the library, either a computer was waiting for me, or someone was just finishing up.  Oh, Lord... thank You, so very much!

    Until next time...

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    Friday, March 15, 2013

    I Can!!

    As I wrote yesterday on Life with Lynnie (LwL), my laptop computer stopped working, Tuesday.

    After the curser began jumping all over the place, my computer's screen went black, once again.  I decided to take it to Staples, for repair. 

    Once there, I was told that since it was no longer under manufacturer's warranty, but rather was covered by the extended warranty I had purchased, I would need to call their toll-free number and get approval to have my computer sent off to their centre that handles repair work.

    This, I did.  Right at their store.

    Afterwards, paperwork was done.  It was packaged, along with the case number, and sent off.

    I need to say that it wasn't easy for me to do this.

    Not just because it's not easy living without my computer.  Actually, I'm referring to the idea of having to transport the unit.

    I needed to carry it.  As you know, I'm recovering from surgery.  Two (2) surgeries, in fact.  And, neither of them went well.  Not well enough for me to be healed, yet.

    At this time, I'm still not supposed to be lifting anything, or carrying anything.

    Sigh...  It wasn't easy.

    After praying about how to transport my laptop, I felt that God assisted me, by giving me direction as to what to do.  Just as when I have picked up a couple items at a grocery store, I used a tote bag.

    I used the tote bag in the same way I do for light purchases.  I literally hung it on my cane, as I walked.  This way, my cane bore the brunt of the weight of my computer.  And, not me.  Except, when I had to move my cane forward.

    Just so you know, since my knee has improved, I haven't needed to use my cane for a long time, now.  However, I always bring it with me, when I leave home.  Just in case my knee gives out on me again, the way it did, in the past.  This way, if I need it, it's with me; even if I have left it in my van.

    Thinking about how God helped me and showed me a way to do this, reminded me of Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

    God helps me.  Always. 

    He provides me wisdom.  Strength.  And, shows me that I indeed, can do all things.  By trusting in Him.

    For this, I praise God!  Thank You, Lord!

    Until next time...

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