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A Cure for Loneliness
From New Age to Christ
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15 The Listening Side of Prayer 19 Trials and Triumphs of Pregnancy: 20 Where Are God’s Representatives?
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Hi, everyone: Thanks for stopping by Christian Women Lifestyle xPress Online Magazine (CWL xPress). It is truly an honor to welcome you. In the coming months, CWL xPress will be making some changes to the magazine . Going forward, CWL xPress will be published on a quarterly basis instead of bimonthly. Therefore, our next issue will be available on September 1, 2013. In the meantime, I would like to invite you to visit CWL xPress Blog website. Join us now for discussions on current events and encouragement. Also, I will be posting videos concerning my thoughts dealing with current events from a biblical point of view on blog website. I pray you can join us. And if you are reading this magazine on the Issuu website, make sure you also stop by the CWL xPress website. In addition, the CWL xPress annual webinar will take place on May 22, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. This webinar is FREE! We would love to have you participate, so please make sure that you register in advance. Finally, I enjoy being Editor-in-Chief of this magazine. It is my goal to publish articles that are uplifting and encouraging. However, you will also find articles that do not shy away from addressing how the world is dishonoring God and His word.
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A Cure for Loneliness
heila’s Story. Sheila was newly divorced, a young mother of three small children. She worked two part time jobs and was focused on raising her children with God as the center of their home. She wasn’t looking to replace her husband, but found it lonely not having another adult to share her parenting and evenings with. At the salon where Sheila worked she met two other young single mothers. She invited them to bring their children and join her for dinner one night. It wasn’t fancy. Sheila fixed macaroni and cheese. One of the other mothers brought hotdogs and the other brought cookies for dessert. After dinner, the five little children played together while the three mothers talked and began a friendship that would carry them through the next few years. The three began a routine of having a ‘family meal’ together at least once a week. If one of them needed a babysitter for a few hours, they could count on one of the others to come to their aid. They prayed for one another and gradually, one by one, each had godly men enter their lives to share the leadership in their homes and become loving fathers to their children.
argaret’s Story. While staying in Tulsa one weekend, I visited a church by myself on Sunday morning. Seeing that I was alone, a widow in the church, named Margaret, took me under her wing and invited me to sit by her during the service. Afterward she invited me to join her for lunch. I politely declined, but she seemed so disappointed that I reconsidered and accepted her invitation. As we ate together in the restaurant, this sweet woman told me that her husband had passed away a year ago and this day would have been their 50 th wedding anniversary. She really needed someone to join her for lunch that Sunday, so she looked for another lonely person to help heal the pain of her own loneliness Sheila discovered that the cure for loneliness was to reach out to other single mothers. Margaret found that reaching out to others who were lonely did the same for her. It didn’t mean they never felt lonely anymore. They still had those moments. What it meant was that they knew they weren’t ‘alone.’ There were other women who were lonely too. Too often the enemy will whisper the lie to us, that we have nothing to offer anyone else or that everyone else around us has plenty of friends. It isn’t true! He is whispering the same lie to others about you. When we take the focus off our own troubles and instead put our sites on helping others in theirs, the Holy Spirit uses these acts of love and caring to serve as a healing balm to us as well. The cure to loneliness is as simple as following the Lord’s commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Ask the Lord to lead you to another lonely women. Let the healing begin. Author: Kathleen M. Krueger Kathleen is a full time freelance writer and poet from Minnesota. You can visit her on the web at kmkrueger.net. Christian Women Lifestyle xPress Online Magazine 5
Rosemary Hines Testimony
From New Age To Christ
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Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to know God. She went to church with friends and even sung in the children’s choir. Words to one of the songs haunted her. “Oh Jesus, thou art knocking, outside the steadfast door, in holy patience waiting, to cross the threshold o’er.” Truly, Jesus was knocking at the door of this little girl’s heart. But something was missing. Her parents. When the girl took her concerns home, her father told her they did not need Jesus. That He was a crutch for weak people. The little girl loved her parents very much, and she knew they loved her, too. So she forgot about the knocking and looked for another path. That little girl was me. I was raised by two loving parents, who did not go to church or pursue any spirituality. My siblings and I were encouraged to be self-sufficient and to believe in our own abilities to accomplish our dreams. But the supernatural continued to tug on my spirit. I knew there was something else beyond what we could see and touch in this world. And I wanted to know what it was. My friends and I began to dabble in the occult. Ouija boards and tarot cards became our tools to open doors to the beyond. And the spirits of darkness responded with success. By junior high, I was reading the cards for fellow students at lunch break. I’d have peers I didn’t even really know come to me in the halls and say that everything I’d told them in their tarot reading came to pass. It was a heady feeling of power and spirituality combined! Several years later, I met my husband, Randy, during the summer between high school and college. We were both working at Big 5 Sporting Goods. By the end of summer it was clear to me that he was the one! I set to work with the goal of completing college as quickly as possible so we could get married.
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Cramming four years of studies into three calendar years, I graduated and began my student teaching a couple of months before our wedding. An anxiety disorder, perhaps from the overload of stress I had placed upon myself, stopped me dead in my tracks at about the same time we took our vows. Soon I abandoned my dream of being a teacher and was housebound with panic attacks. A family friend recommended a counselor and I began seeking therapy. Little did I know that this would lead me into a journey through the New Age beliefs my counselor embraced, tapping into that occult spirituality Iâ€™d embraced as a teen. Quickly I found myself enticed by the "freedom" and "open-mindedness" of this philosophy. I could take a little bit of Buddhism, a little Hinduism, and even a slice of Christianity and form my own God and theology. While I enjoyed this new adventure into spirituality, something concerned me. It seemed that all those who were teaching or counseling in this realm had broken marriages and homes. It was a red flag that con. tinued to prick at my bubble of faith. Several years later, after the birth of our daughter and son, my father went through a difficult financial situation. As his fears escalated, he lost rational perspective and chose to end his life. His suicide hit all me with tornado force. Reeling from the devastation and guilt that accompany this type of loss, my New Age beliefs provided no solid foundation upon which to stand. Since my God and beliefs were of my own making, they were not something I could lean upon or draw strength from at this time of crisis. My sister suggested that we begin reading the Bible, and we cautiously joined a women's Bible study in the book of Luke. By the time Easter rolled around, I was convinced that I needed the kind of love and hope that could only be found in Jesus. Finally I was ready to open that door upon which He had been knocking for so many years. It was Easter of 1985 that I began my lifelong journey with Him. Since then, I have been blessed with opportunities to teach Sunday school and a variety of women's Bible studies.
I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten Joel 2:25
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The more I study His Word, the more I am humbled by the vastness of the resources found within scripture. A lifetime of study only scratches the surface of the wealth of His wisdom. I have lived parallel careers over the past 20 years -- teaching and writing. God restored my dream of being a teacher, broken by my anxiety disorder years before, shortly after I began my new life with Him. My first teaching positions were in co-op preschools. After that, I began substitute teaching in a Christian elementary school. Soon I found myself with my own third grade class. Three years later, I made the leap to junior high and began a 15 year journey of teaching English to 7th and 8th graders at both Christian and public schools. But I held a deep regret in my heart — the sorrow that I had not walked with Jesus all those years between my childhood tug and my 30th birthday. When I poured out my heart about this, the Lord responded with a verse and promise: I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten… Joel 2:25 He proceeded to give me the story ideas for my three-novel Sandy Cove series. In my spare time, I would write, attend conferences and writing groups, and seek possible publishers. I also wrote magazine articles and was published in Signs of the Times Magazine and Women's World. After twenty years, I retired from teaching. I began mentoring at risk girls at the local high school and was able to devote more time and energy to my writing. It’s been three years, and I am excited to have the opportunity to share the stories God has given me. It is my prayer that they will go far beyond simple entertainment and will touch lives with the message of God's limitless love and grace. If even one life is changed, one heart redirected from the empty cotton candy of New Age to the solid rock of Christ, my mission will be fulfilled.
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s a woman, you never want to become a single mother. You always have the notion when you conceive children, they will be in a strong family unit that consisted of a mother, father and children. For me, life did not go as planned. I am a single mother with two sons named Christian and Corey ages 10 and 7. They are the pride and joy of my life. They keep me focused to keep fighting for a better life for them with God’s grace and guidance. From the time, I started the world of motherhood, I have done the job, mostly by myself. My family has been there for me but the men who fathered my sons have not played a vital role in their lives. The year of 2012 was truly a trying year for my sons and me. It seemed as though every time I took one step forward; I was knock two steps backward. Yet, through it all, my God has been faithful and shown a present help in my life. I had a full-time job yet I was not able to make ends meet. The bills were so far behind playing catch up was not cutting it. I remember saying, “I need a change.” I refused to accept life was getting harder. My sons were asking for things, and I did not have the funds to obtain their wants for them as I did before. It was getting tighter and tighter, and I knew it was time for a major change. The job that I had at the time was great. I loved my coworkers and the environment, but the commute was starting to overwhelm me. My church had twentyone days of prayer and from the time that it started, I began to feel the power of God moving through my spirit and preparing me for my next phase in life. In October, the first, blessing from heaven rained down but with an ironic twist to it. I went on a job interview, and I got the job. It was much closer to my home at the time an I could get my kids ready for school instead of leaving home so early. I would be able to get home at a reasonable time, and the salary increase was just what I wanted. I was so happy, but I knew this was just the beginning. After starting this job, I felt like my time, there was limited. This was not going to be my permanent destination. At the same time, I had to prepare to look for an apartment, and my time had begun to run out. I received a call from a friend of mine telling me about an apartment for rent, and it was two days before December 1. So I went the same night to see this apartment I remember I said a prayer to God, “He is Jehovah Jihra, my provider and my children’s provider.” I spoke the word into my spirit, and when I walked into the apartment, I had the favor of God walk in with me, around me and next to me. There was one thing that would seem like a problem to people; however, to the father it was no problem. I needed to have a three-way deposit, and I knew I was getting my paycheck the following day. However, it wasn’t enough. I woke up the next day, and I heard the song “God Favors Me,” playing on my iPhone, and the tears started rolling down my face. I felt that I was headed for another major change in my life. When I got to work my phone rang, and it was the realtor. At that moment, I decided to tell him, I didn’t have all the money that was needed. The moment that I began to speak, the realtor told me to bring whatever I had, and the keys to the apartment were mine. That same night I got the keys to my very first apartment for myself and my boys. I gave God the highest praise ever. On December 1st, 2012, a week before my 31st birthday, we moved into our new home. Christian Women Lifestyle xPress Online Magazine 10
With getting a new job and a new place to live, I was in a state of content. My sons were happy because they have their own space, and they are comfortable, but there was still something else that I felt on the horizon waiting to burst out. When I left the job, I was at prior to November, there was another opportunity that was on the way to be birth. I received a phone call about another job opportunity it was my dream job. When I was asked to come in for an interview I knew I was in the right place, and my season had come into full bloom. I sat and talked to the heavenly father once again, and he gave me the comfort in knowing that he set us up for this time and season. Then on January 21, 2013, I started my dream job. Making more money, doing more in my field of work and loving every minute of growing into the woman that I am today. One thing I constantly ask the Lord is, â€œHe uses me as the example my sons will look for in a wife when they become men.â€? My hard work and dedication to them will always be in their hearts and minds. Life is not always easy. You have to learn how to take the bitter with the sweet, but once you have a relationship with Jesus; He makes it even better. He knows you and your needs. God will never let you fall. He will raise you to live and walk in victory. Being a single parent is not a plague. Do not let it deter you from obtaining the life that is destined for you. Let it make you push and press on. With God all things are possible.
For more information on Natalie Harvey please visit her blog: nataliaswordsofwisdom.wordpress.com.
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Brianna’s Testimony As I sit in my living room, writing my testimony, my heart rejoices. Never could I imagine doing the things I am doing now as a single mother. I am an ordained minister, published author, owner of a magazine, mentor to at-risk-teen girls, and maker of lap clothes. Yes, I said, “Maker of lap clothes,” don’t judge me. God blessed me with this gift, and I make enough money to support my shopping addiction. No, really I do love the life God has given me. This is not how I felt a couple of years ago. I was literally hanging on by a string. I felt stuck in a dead-end relationship, with a man who wanted me to lose my mind. He was unaware that Satan was using him to destroy me. Little did Satan know God was allowing this to happen to push me to closer to Him. While contemplating suicide, I drank a fifth of vodka desiring something more to numb the pain in my heart. I debated on coke or crack, but before the final decision could be made God stepped in the room. A loud voice that spoke with authority said, “Get up! Enough is enough, I have had enough!" I jumped up and looked around. My spirit man was wide awoke, and my flesh was under the influence. My spirit stood up and had control of me. The same voice spoke again, “From this day forth you shall never be drunk again. Neither will you have the taste of alcohol again.” That was the day God came and grabbed me out of darkness. It was not an easy journey; however, the journey was worth taking. I put my running shoes on and ran for God because my life depended on it. It was not easy having to stand still as God prepared me for transition into my own home. My ex-boyfriend took every opportunity to tell me I would fail without him. I wasn’t a good mother, and I couldn't handle my kids without him. The day came for me to move into my new home, and I never looked back at a life full of pain and hurt. I kept my eyes on God as I trusted in Him to be my source when it came to raising my kids. Little did I know He was going to push my faith to a level I could do nothing but fall into His hands. Two weeks later, I lost my job, and a week earlier God had me to sow a large seed. One that covered over half my mortgage, a mortgage I had yet to pay. After six months of fasting and praying for a door to open there were no threats of foreclosure. My kids still ate; they had clothes on their back, and food was on the table. I finally got a call to come back to work making only half of what I was making before. Still it was a job. Six months later and a year of staying in my home without making one mortgage payment, I moved. Not understanding why God had me in a house of my own only to lose it, He led me to another house that was easy to get with no credit check.
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Everything appeared to be picking back up for me and the kids. Three months later, my daughter was diagnosed with cancer, and I lost my job again. Why God, is what I wanted to scream. God promised me that I would not lose her, and she was cancer free before I could let a tear fall down my face. I also learned the little house that He led us to was owned by a lady blessed us to live rent free until I could afford to pay her. She brought little snacks by and checked in on us weekly. People sowed into our lives an it wasn’t friends or family but complete strangers. The doctors marveled at how well my daughter did during treatment. They wondered if I needed counseling because I wasn’t torn apart. I simply stated that God said, “she is healed.” At the end of her treatment God gave me my first book called “The Road to Glory,” I wrote as He said, and systematically He led me down a path to the right people who sowed into the publication of my book. I was ordained a minister during her treatments because I never let His hand go. I never missed a service even if it meant bringing my daughter in with tubes. I remember when she had surgery, and I told her, “We will go straight home so you can get some rest.” She was lying in the back seat, and she said, “No ma, we need to go to church, I am alright.” I am a living testimony of what God can do for a single mother who is determined to serve Him in spite of her circumstances and situations. Learn more about Brianna: http://woman2womanmagazine.com/
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
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Much More than a Simple Email by Amy Cunningham I was exposed to the Bible at an early age. At church and school, I frequently encountered stories I knew were from the Bible. While the stories were interesting, and understandably important to my faith, I never felt like Scripture was alive. It wasn’t until my faith was renewed shortly after graduating college that I realized the true importance of God’s Word. Romans 15:4 says, “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.” I found this to be true and became increasingly interested. I joined small groups and Bible studies and found my faith growing by leaps and bounds as I engaged with what I read. Yet, as each study or group ended, I realized how much I was missing out on by not having my alone time with God and His Word every day. With multiple failed attempts at the One Year Bible and sporadic bursts of reading from time to time, I began to grow discouraged. That is, until a friend approached me with the idea of forming a Bible accountability group with a few other women we knew through a former small group. The idea was quite simple. Simply email the entire group after you’ve completed your Bible reading for the day, and if possible, include a takeaway from that day that stood out to you. We didn’t all track along on the same course and no one was to “lead” the group. It was simply a tool of encouragement and accountability us all. My reading became naturally a part of my day for the first time ever. At first, I chalked it up to a fleeting phase, and questioned whether or not it would be sustainable for me over time. Could I really wake up that extra half hour early after being up with my newborn two or three times the night before? The answer, I found, was a resounding yes! Two years later, our group continues to email daily. Not only are we emailing a short check-in on our readings, but we try to include a daily praise, even if its something seemingly small, to keep our eyes open to the way God is moving in our lives. In the event of a sudden prayer request, I simply send an email to my group and know they are there! Two of the most amazing aspects of our group are that we live across three different states and all happen to be in somewhat different stages of life! We’ve built relationships with one another that have withstood the test of time. But more importantly, each of the four of us can testify to the ways our little group has brought us closer to Jesus over the last few years. Each and every day, I thank God for the opportunity to “do life” with these women! If you’re hungry for more of God’s Word in your daily life, I encourage you to consider looking to the women around you that may be in that same place too. Perhaps you can form an email accountability group of your own! For more information on Amy please visit her website: littlecunningham.blogspot.com Christian Women Lifestyle xPress Online Magazine 14
The Listening Side of rayer “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” – Mother Teresa When asked to define what prayer is, most of us would respond by saying that prayer is talking to God. It includes bringing our requests to Him, giving thanks for His blessings and praising Him for who He is. All these things are part of prayer. But that is only one side of prayer. Prayer is not meant to be one-way communication. One-sided conversations create one-sided relationships. In order to have a true relationship with God, our communication must be two-way; we must hear from and listen to what God has to say to us. It is only when we reach this place of two-way communication that we really begin to understand what prayer is all about. In the busyness of our lives, we want to quickly leave God a voice mail message and move on with our day, never expecting that He may actually want to have a true conversation with us. In the Book of Acts, Chapter 10, we have the story of the Apostle Peter receiving a vision from God. In verse 9 of the chapter it tells us what Peter was doing when he received the vision. It tells us that Peter had gone up on the roof “to pray.” Further down in the chapter, in verses 30-32 a man name Cornelius explains to Peter why he sent for him. He tells Peter that he was “in his house praying” when a man in shiny clothes brought him a message from God in answer to his prayer. So, does that mean that God’s answers to our prayers will always come in visions or be delivered by angels? No, but it does show that God will often respond to us during our times of prayer.
“I seek the will of the Spirit of God through, or in connection with, the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined.” – George Mueller It is said that George Mueller, a man who built and financially sustained several orphanages solely through faithful prayer, always prayed with his Bible open before him. Rather than just asking God for what he wanted, or thought he needed, he instead went to the Bible and asked God to show him through Scripture, what he should be praying about. Bible study and prayer go hand and in hand. Seek God’s will and his direction through thoughtful study of His word in the Bible and be open to receive that direction in your spirit as you pray. When you dial God’s number, expect Him to pick up and answer. Listen with your heart fully prepared by His Word. You’ll be amazed at what the Holy Spirit will whisper to you during those times. Author: Kathleen M. Krueger Kathleen is a full time freelance writer and poet from Minnesota. You can visit her on the web: kmkrueger.net.
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Trials and Triumphs of Pregnancy: Praising God in the Midst Written By Montreece Hardy
t is amazing how God works and teaches through pregnancy. Considering my pregnancies were so close (14 months apart), I have had the privilege of seeing this wonder and getting this preparation twice now. I was blessed through conversations to be reminded of the beautiful miracle that pregnancy is while being in the midst of “the storm.” God has gotten the glory out of my body and my life in my recent childbearing years.
I constantly told myself, “Women have been doing this since Genesis, Montreece…” Yet due to my health history and so many doubts, I was deeply fearful about being pregnant. If anything I worked to stay grateful for the ability to bear a child as I was always told I would not be able to have children due to a condition I have had through my teenage years called Endometriosis. With infertility and complications in pregnancy running in my family, I welcomed the idea of not being able to have children and accepted the fact that I would not have any children with my husband. And then, about 9 months into my first year of marriage we found out I was expecting, in spite of being on birth control. My OBGYN said it was a miracle. I reluctantly agreed as I had really wrapped my head around not having children and had to make many major adjustments. As time passed I was more and more thankful about God’s plan and his timing. I figured out very quickly after learning of my pregnant condition that I was not in control of anything. This was a MAJOR theme throughout the pregnancy. I kept hearing and receiving one particular scripture throughout my first pregnancy, which was Jeremiah 29:11, which reads, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Bible, New International Version). I did not realize it right away, but this would soon be a scripture that would get me through the many trials that came with my pregnancy. Through intrauterine fibroids, dehydration, panic attacks, false labor, and the gloomy reality that I had to have a cesarean section (that I desperately did NOT want) I had a happy and healthy baby boy (that I thought was a girl which I originally desired). Six months later I found out I was expecting again and later learned it was a girl. Nothing was ever in my control. Now at the very end of my second pregnancy, I have experienced and survived pregnancy sickness, extreme mood swings, a very deep depression, quitting my job, having not one, but two threats of eviction from our landlords and enduring their racism, and to top it all off, the awesome challenge of raising an infant and carrying another. I would have never guessed that my life would take such a dramatic turn at almost 31 years of age. Yet, I can honestly say that I am honored to have been chosen to bear the cross that is pregnancy and enter into motherhood. It was God’s plan that I make all the necessary sacrifices (my body, my career that I was ready to stop anyway) and take a leap of faith, trusting Him to really be in control and teach me about new levels of spirituality and womanhood through pregnancy and motherhood. Women in general should feel privileged to be able to understand more about God and our bodies as part of His creation through pregnancy – that is how I think about it. In spite of doubts that I would not survive the birth of my children, I can stand both proud of my God and humbled by His works, and praise Him for blessing my pregnancies and putting these beautiful babies in my life. Christian Women Lifestyle xPress Online Magazine 17
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Where Are God’s Representatives?
by Deanetta P. Thompson
he U.S. Supreme Court is now wrestling with man’s wants and God’s laws for the land he created. As humans, we use the excuse that constitutional rights are being violated when state laws prohibit same-sex marriage or when the government does not recognize states that allow same-sex marriages when claiming taxes or acquiring the same benefits as heterosexuals. Listening to the media can throw a big curveball in some Christian beliefs. The major curveball is the media’s claim that LGBT rights are being violated when the government doesn’t support this way of life. When President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, a lot of spiritual leaders supported his decision, some were afraid to disagree, and some even stated, “It is not our job to judge; that is God’s job.” What?! This is what disturbs me the most! In the Book of Matthews 10:1-7, Jesus told his disciples where to go preach first. He told them go to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. Based on the way humans are acting here on earth, we are today’s equivalent of the lost sheep of the House of Israel. Jesus told His disciples to preach that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. It seems that, like the Children of Israel, we don’t believe that statement either. We have made up our own heaven with silly rules that will get us there. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. Ephesians 4:11-14 (KJV). Where are God’s representatives? What happened to the perfecting of the saints and the work of the ministry? What happened to edifying the body of Christ? God allowed man to create the Supreme Court to maintain justice according to His laws, but he did not intend for the Supreme Court to change His laws and sit in His seat on the throne! Christian Women Lifestyle xPress Online Magazine 20
Instead of having thousand-dollar conferences, flying around the world in private jets, and entertaining celebrities, why don’t God’s representatives use that jet and fly themselves to the Supreme Court and represent God? After all, that is part of their job description: they are supposed to represent Him, right? America, the wrath is coming. Watch, listen, and pray. The Lord has destroyed many kings, countries, and people for breaking His laws; we are no exception to the rule. God’s representatives, how long will you live between two opinions, worshipping the profane and then being holy? God has performed many miracles, kept his covenants, made sure he fulfilled all his promises, and still, we disrespect him. Without strong voices leading God’s people, they will always go back to idolatry. The world has forgotten the words He spoke to us in the Book of Deuteronomy: “To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.” Deuteronomy 32:35 (KJV).
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