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Church This Is Our Watch

1 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.

Church This Is Our Watch

The answer and the power
I believe are within our reach
It’s time to return to The God of the Bible
Now this my friends will preach!
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Marketing sex with children
While liberals are screaming loudly
Women defining whose rights
With pink anatomy hats worn proudly

Abandon and leave babies to die
Screaming these are women’s rights
Wake Up church this is on our watch
You better believe this is our Fight

Have we looked around
Do we see and hear the vulgarity
I am more perplexed than ever
With the acceptable intrinsic regularity

What is this I see
Played out on the big screen
Why are we allowing them opportunity
To destroy our God given American Dream
Teshuva
I do not want your trash
Scattered about on my lawn
So no I will not ever agree
With blatant immoral ungodly wrongs

We have God’s how to manual
With plans that do protect
The rights God has freely gifted us
And it’s quite simple and very direct

I will not tell our daughters
That they can be a boy
And you don’t  rewrite creation
Bringing sin as a viable decoy

New bizarre ways and extremes
Attempts to make the insane ordinary
This stinks in the nostrils of God
Do we not see the devices of the adversary

He no longer needs to be cunning
Satan doesn’t have to deceive
He simply shows up with a lie
To some that are willing to believe

So maybe just maybe
We could stop and take a look
Each of us to our bible
And read this marvelous  book

Encourage one another in ‘The Truth’
Identify the lies and uncover the plot
Then we could be furthering the kingdom
Doing nothing, this answer is not

Don’t bring a feel good idea
Or some Sunday morning sugary treats
Church we cannot keep pretending
While death and stench plague our streets

The answer and the power
I believe are within our reach
It’s time to get back to the God of the Bible
Now that my friends will preach!

© laurette laster May 2019

Submit yourselves to God,

Submit=obey

resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

resist=withstand, oppose, set yourself against, from anti or against, properly to take a complete stance against. Establish ones position publicly, refusing to be moved.

 

Several months ago, as I was driving, I noticed a buzzard sitting on the Cross of a steeple. This Cross was on top of a steeple that sat on the high roof of a local church. This scene had an eerie and dismal feeling to it. Just seeing it upset me, almost making me gasp. It just wasn’t right. I thought oh no, a buzzard on the Cross. Talk about two extremes or opposites. These two definitely were. The Cross speaks of life, hope, and renewal and eternity with our Lord, while a buzzard is a disposal for dead things.

Is Satan sitting close by, with a watchful eye, as we do nothing?

There was something about this that bothered me but I couldn’t seem to put my finger on it. For me it was a message in a message. I do not believe I had ever seen a buzzard sitting on a Cross before. If I have, I certainly can’t remember.

What was the message? What is the message?

Greg and I often say we do not look for a sign, like finding pennies at various times, but neither do we want to ignore or miss a sign. I do believe God sends us signs along the way if we are paying attention. Often when I have doubts about what God is instructing or leading me to do I will find a penny or a dime, and it’s like a message, from God, to me. I feel like He is saying to me, trust Me.

To me buzzards speak of death and something dark and deadly. It seemed as if I would see several buzzards over the course of the next few months. What was the message? Is there something to this? I would find myself wondering what this meant.

More than once when I would drive by the same church, there would be a buzzard sitting on the Cross. One day when I was out I had my camera and stopped to snap a picture.

The attack is on core values, and our godly structure, and on the basic morality in the United States of America, I believe this is an attack on the freedom of religion and on the Cross of Jesus Christ.

When I say religion I am not talking about any religion aside from Christianity. False teachings and other vain philosophies’ are just that, false. God Almighty calls these false gods and idols, and I agree. What I am talking about when I say religion is the preaching of the Bible, and moral biblical truths, especially The Truth of Jesus Christ is being attacked. Jesus told us to go and make disciples of all nations. He didn’t say sit idly by as people in the world go to hell, and pray on Sundays.

I have heard ministers with world platforms saying that the USA is not a Christian nation. One ministry said Christians should not be involved in politics. I disagree wholeheartedly. But if we are not a Christian nation, then why aren’t we? And if we are not a Christian nation, shouldn’t we be?  Especially if we hold to the bible and believe what Jesus said and follow the instructions He left us.

Some days I feel as if we are living in the twilight zone and I cannot keep silent.

Church this is our watch. We are told to occupy until He comes. So it is time to join forces and speak up and speak out. It is time to get off of our blessed assurance and uncover our ears and open our eyes the danger that lies before us.

God fearing Christians unite and be ready to vote. It is your moral obligation. Our religious freedoms depend on it and we will be held accountable, one day in heaven.

The left seem so open to accept the insanity and immorality as an acceptable lifestyle and alternative. No, no, no, this isn’t acceptable. Sin isn’t new and sinful lifestyles cannot be regulated through laws, for or against sin. The only force strong enough to eradicate sin is the blood of Jesus Christ. No wonder the world and its corrupt systems are against Jesus. Worldly systems are marketing and depend on depravity to keep the big money flowing.

We are to hold a standard. We cannot sit idly by and do nothing as our Nation loses its moral way.

Church this is our watch.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord make His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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I See You in the Clouds

But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory. (1 Peter 4:13)

Earlier this morning, I went out to feed the birds. The morning sky was cloudy and overcast.

Just as I stepped out onto the lawn, a line of sunshine created a shining sunbeam that scanned across the entire length of my back yard area, and across the drive.

This beam was very pronounced. It seemed to be only about 2 foot wide. Everything that was in the path of the sun’s light took on a different appearance. The grass seemed greener. The colors of the flowers immediately became brighter. Even the rocks in the drive were highlighted.

 

When I saw this happen, I couldn’t help but look up at the sky. There was just a small opening in the clouds with the sun peaking through. Then I said, yes, “I see You in the clouds.”

 

Then this poem began to flow.

I See You in the Clouds

 

I see You in the clouds

I see You in the rain

But oh my Precious Lord

I’ve become one with You in the pain

 

I’m reminded In good times

Yes comforted during fear

That You are always close

In tenderness drawing near

 

Your word can calm an ocean

The voice others didn’t hear

Is always just what I needed

You are my help and constant cheer

 

Indeed A Living Savior

And I can give an account

For this hope that is in my soul

Immeasurable is the amount

 

More than enough to span the galaxies

More than our minds can even imagine

Yet too vast and numerous to count

Cannot be contained by any chasms

 

Yes I see You in the clouds

My skin glistens in the rain

But I’ve come to understand Your ways

In the trials and the pain

 

To live a life free from pain

Meant to give away an ounce

I would not trade knowing You

Nor take away the tiniest amount

© laurette laster May 2019

 

I’m sure we would all agree good times are more wonderful than bad times. Good times are not always the most memorable but they are more pleasant. But most of us also know that fruit is produced in the valley, not on mountain tops. Production is very hard work. There are seasons that we go through just like fruit trees. Mountain top experiences have the most extreme changes. Mountain tops receive the coldest temperatures even though it is closer to the sun. Mountain tops get the most snow, yet lose the moisture content soonest. It can be foggy for several hours also making visibility almost zero. Sometimes the clouds are so low they obscure the mountain from view.

It was the contrast from cloudy to brightest sun shining that made the stark contrast, yet everything was exactly the same. Only their appearance changed in the light from the sun. The sun light made them take on a new and different look. We also take on a new look and glow in His love at all times. Even though the circumstance may seem dreary, He is still Lord and He is with us.

 

So while the mountain top experiences are exciting they can also be extremely challenging. These experiences are so challenging that we could not survive them 24-7. God called Moses to come up on the mountain, to meet Him. After God met with Moses, Moses was sent back to the people with a huge responsibility and assignment.

 

I have learned and am learning more and more, to be grateful in every struggle and heartache. I am in no way grateful for them, nor am I saying I have mastered my feelings during these times, because I have not. I do not enjoy enduring them, but I do know My Father God, and my Savior Jesus Christ, and I am led by His Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Truth. I know that in each trial, I will come away closer to Him, and have an understanding of His heart in each situation that would be impossible to know without going through the trial.

If it hadn’t been for the pain I wouldn’t understand a deep part of His heart. I see Him in the happy times as well and we rejoice together, sometimes loudly. He is an amazing Father. I truly believe that the struggles and the trials make the good times even better. It is just like in our earthly relationships, the good times and the hard times is where intimacy becomes possible. It is real and it is amazing.

Many years ago as I was interceding in prayer for a loved one, I said to The Lord, “I just love them so.” Then almost instantly, before I could complete my statement, I heard The Lord say, “I KNOW!” I cannot begin to describe what I knew, when I heard Him say this. But my spirit had a deep truth and a profound understanding of His love. I understood His feelings and longing for His loved ones, not only for my loved one, but for the billions that don’t ‘know Him’.

 

All I can say is it is immeasurable. And I see Him in the clouds and I become one with Him through the pain.

 

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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Oh Say Can We See

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How did we let this happen? We were complacent and believed that all people would do the right thing. Only now we see that the enemy is at work, deceiving and blinding the eyes of our very own people. Our Nation is under attack. Our God given decent rights are under attack. Our brothers blood is speaking………………..

 

Oh Say Can We See

What so proudly they hailed
At the twilights last gleam
Oh the stars and the stripes
Have we forgotten the dream

Oh say can you see
And did you ever imagine
That our Great Nation
Would shrink back, lagging

I can hear echoes of heroes
Telling this story
Accounts from history
Reliving the glory

If we could for a moment

Let’s get silent and hush

Listen in to their stories

What are they are speaking to us

Our hopes and our dreams yes very real
At the twilights last gleam
We fought with all our might because
We were one and shared this dream
The rockets’ red glare
burst right before our eyes.
So bright were the flares
They seemed to light up nights sky

This Great Nation, USA
The One Ordained by God
have you forgotten
Do you drift off and nod

When on your bed
Your head soft pillow lay
Do you stop and think
Freedoms price we paid

Consider and ponder
about your entitlement,
It was at our expense
Oh now deemed violent.

We believed in freedom
Forever may it ring,
Fight and secure our land
Our hearts song did sing

A place for moral freedom to grow
Usher in The Gospel hope
A land Blessed by God
Now on an immoral tightrope

Columbus did sail
With a cry in his soul
Did he really understand
The call or his role

The rebar of this country
History acknowledges is Christianity
How did we lose our way
To Accept this insanity

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The Cross

Oh say will you look
At Amber waves of grain
remember our families
The trials and strain

Finders keepers,
if perfectly honest
losers weepers,
You still desire this promise

What so proudly we hailed
Now placing in your hands
We are counting on you
To preserve our great land

Many prayers were prayed
With rockets’ red glare
Over nights dark sky
Glance back; take a look if you dare

Now we ask one simple gesture
Just one moment on bended knee,
Praying America, America
God shed His grace on thee

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018

A stanza
“O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!

img_8928 in the year of our Lord. That my friends is Jesus Christ. Not Buddha, not Mohammad, not Allah. No, the Lord over our Nation is The Lord  Jesus Christ. This document is not making reference to any false god’s or idols.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is preached to all the world from the United States of America. The technology that has been afforded our great Nation has made this possible.  The fight for our Nation is in the hands of Christians that still believe that God is true, Hell is real and salvation of souls is what will change our country.

This is a very real danger. Wake Up Church! The soldiers who fought and gave their lives for our great Nation I believe are counted with the blood of the martyrs.

Did they know so many years ago that the gospel could be preached via satellite to all the world? No, I am certain they did not. Did they realize what they were fighting for? Did they realize the role they would play in the big picture? How could they have known.

Today we must teach the truth. Hold on to the truth. These very truths are the truths that some in our country are fast attempting to erase. We must be ready to speak loudly with our votes. Christians you have no choice but to get involved.  Who hold the truths to be self evident? I do! Do You?

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution  for the Unites States……..

When interpreting legal document the courts are interested in understanding what the authors intentions and motives were when creating the document.

When the Constitution was written and dated it says; In the Year of Our Lord. Who is Our Lord? He is none other than Jesus Christ.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord make His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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Flower Moon

Tonight’s moon appears to be full but actually isn’t until the 18th. I got a few shots.

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:14, 16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

This article below is from Country Living.

Look Up! A Rare Full Flower Blue Moon Is Happening This Weekend

This is going to be spectacular.

BY KELLY O’SULLIVAN MAY 15, 2019

Where does the Full Flower Blue Moon get its name?

A Blue Moon rarely appears blue in the sky, and the name actually has little to do with its color.

Usually, a full moon occurs just once a month. Sometimes—about every three years or so—one month will have two full moons. This phenomenon is what we call a Calendrical Blue Moon. But that’s not the case this May, which brings us to the alternate definition of a Blue Moon. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, each of the four seasons typically contains three full moons. However, sometimes a season will have four. When that happens, the third full moon of that season is referred to as a Seasonal Blue Moon.

Additionally, each month’s full moon is given a name based on what happens during that time of year. Because flowers usually come into bloom in May, its full moon is also known as the Full Flower Moon.

When can you see the Full Flower Blue Moon?

May’s Flower Moon officially turns full on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 5:11 p.m. ET. Your best chance of catching it is later that night, when the sun has set and the moon will still be high in the sky.

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Privets Sweet Cluster’s

“The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The early signs of My purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, ” There is change in the air.”

For now is the time to arise and come away with Me.” (Song of Songs 2:11-13 The Passion Translation.)

 

Privets Sweet Cluster’s
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A fragrance so heavenly
Almost divine;
From whence do you come
But abiding in The Vine!

Privets sweet cluster’s
Glistening pure white
So tender and delicate
Swaying, catches my sight
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Tiny little flower
That blooms with blossoms
Always alluring me
fragrant morning balsam

I love how you bunch
Staying closely connected
How is it you know
Where do you receive directive

Oh sweet privet
Your season is here
I believe to take a seat
Your sweet aroma, so near

A season so short
burst forth with splendor
Honey bees gathering
The nectar you tender
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Flowers so delicate
White clusters divine
Beautiful and passionate
Your due season, set time

Blooming to His glory,
beauty, God’s perfect design
You bring joy every season
While abiding in The Vine

 

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 May

Photo’s captured by laurette laster © 2018 May-© 2019 May

 

This morning I went outside to water the flowers in hanging baskets on my porch, and saw this butterfly in the privet. When I stepped out on my porch the heavenly fragrance was captivating. I just had to stop and take a few photos and enjoy this spring feast.

Can you feel it? Have you smelt the sweet fragrances of spring? This is newness of life. This is newness of purpose, and a bursting forth of destinies.

A few years ago I was near a small tree with tiny white clusters of the most fragrant blossoms I have ever smelled. Life was different and I was being ushered into newness of destiny. Life had taken a very good turn for me during this season. I had made it out, intact, from very extreme mental and emotional abuse, and dysfunction. God was showing me how to live life with Him and how to be who He created me to be. I was starting over and I had determined to live life God’s way or die. Yes, do or die was my mantra.

I had to know more about this tree. I began to ask everyone, what is this tree with white blossoms? I got several answers, but one answer was, “this is privet.” Oh the smell was simply heavenly. I went on a mission; find it, purchase it, plant it. We have several towering oaks, and pecans trees, and some smaller landscaping trees up beside our house. My husband asked me, “where are you going to plant these trees after you purchase them?”  I wasn’t sure but I just knew we had to have this.

Looking on the internet to find out about this new treasure I had discovered in a tree, I saw that there was wax leaf and variegated, tree and bush. I began to check nurseries for the wax leaf. The variegated is pretty but I was drawn to the deep green wax textured  leaf of the wax leaf privet. I must have this.

We moved into our home we now live in the previous June, and now it was the following spring and I had fallen in love with Privet. How had I lived and not seen this before? How was it that something so beautiful and fragrant hadn’t caught my attention before?  As I was looking and reading and visiting nurseries something began to bloom on the landscaping trees near our house. Yes, oh yes, it was Privet. We have three wax leaf Privets beside our house and a very large bush out near my husband’s shop. Oh the joys of days gone by. A friend said to me, this is an old landscaping tree that was popular in the 60’s and 70’s. Well if you don’t have Privet you do not know what you are missing.

If you abide in Me and My words abides in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John 15:7

He created the desire, made me aware, because He had already supplied the fragrant blossoming tree.

I pray you have time or make time to stop and smell the Privet.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

 

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette