Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The end and a New Beginning

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Tomorrow the year 2008 will have passed, and we will have entered 2009. So what is the difference for the follower of Christ; they that trust in Him?

So glad to know that in Christ old things have passed away and all things are become NEW.

The beginning and the end of things are in God's hand. He is without beginning or end.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Revelation 22:13

Please, allow me to remind you of some words of God for His people. Rejoice in Him at ALL times, don't stare at the roaring "waves" of life, because this also will pass. Put your eyes upon the Master and upon Him who has everything under control.

Don't let your unbelief block His blessings, but rather walk well pleasing before His face, trusting Him in all things. There is nothing which speaks louder than God's word itself.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

O love the LORD, all ye His saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:23,24

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him. Nahum 1:7

But Thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Psalm 3:3

Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 106:1

The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Isaiah 60:19

My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and He in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. Psalm 144:2

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2 Corinthians 4:8,9

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:10-12

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24-26


And the people of God say: "AMEN AND AMEN."
I pray for God's blessings upon your life for the coming year.

In the service of God and for His glory.

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christ's Birth on the wrong date?

*Gloria in Excelsis Deo*


As you may know we are not commanded to celebrate the birth of Christ, but we may.

Since we have seen and experienced His glory similar as the shepherds and the wise men had, we cannot keep quiet because Christ was born in our heart and we have seen His glory through the salvation of our own soul.

The angel of the Lord brought the Good Tiding of Christ's birth to the shepherds in the field. And with the angel was a multitude of the heavenly host praising God. Then the shepdherds rushed to town and found Mary, Joseph and the baby. They glorified and praised God for all the things they had heard and seen.

The three wise men followed the star and came to the place where Jesus was born. They worshipped the Christ child and presented unto Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.


They were celebrating Christ's Birth, weren't they?

In Christ we are free to glorify the Lord any way and any time, be it eating food or not eating, be it setting a day apart or make all days equally.

1 Corinthians 10:31... Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or WHATSOEVER ye do, do all to the glory of God.


Colossians 2:16,17... Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Romans 14:5, 6... One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

People may say it is the wrong date, a pagan "worship day" on which we are celebrating His birth. But we have to understand that if one decides to glorify God on any day of the year by celebrating Jesus coming into the flesh, His death and resurrection or even His soon coming, this means that it will include also December 24th, 25th, January 1st, March 15th etc... any date. Whatever the world uses as their days of occult celebrations or rowdy parties is not our concern. We're doing God's thing... GLORIFYING HIM!

Many days of the year are celebrated by partakers of evil and occultism, which a follower of Christ does not need to take into consideration. We are NOT of this world. We can celebrate God any day and any time of the year without looking over our shoulder to see what the evil one is celebrating, on a particular day.

I am a Bond servant of God and created to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth and will not allow myself to be influenced by what satan is whispering. With saying this, we have to consider our Brothers and Sisters, not to offend them while we worship the Lord.


We should not allow ourselves to be dictated by this world, or being pushed in a certain direction. We should consider more the move of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

I do not need to consider the wicked ones while worshiping God. Nowhere in God's word is this mentioned.


So, let these pagans do whatever pleases them, they have no message for me. I am following Christ only, and I'm set free to worship Him ANY TIME AND ANY DAY. AMEN!


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14





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May the Lord bless you and keep you.

In His service.
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CELEBRATING CHRIST


For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 9:6,7

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

What an awesome season we have entered. Not only the Celebration of His Birth, but THE SEASON OF HIS SOON RETURNING. All the SIGNS are in place, it is time we close the "door" of the ARK behind us...... THE STORM IS COMING! Be sheltered in Christ.

When we think about Christ's Birth we cannot help but remember His Sacrifice for us, and His soon Return.


Therefore my message contains ALL of what Christ means to His follower.


This child just born, grew up a man
God's grace and mercy were His plan
He walked this road to bless us all
and came to save us from the fall
He spread His wings for our protection
and freed us thru His Death and Resurrection


I pray you will be blessed by the following website writing: THERE IS A REDEEMER




For the glory of the Lord,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Monday, December 08, 2008

THE NECKLACE

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The cheerful little girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them, a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.

'Oh mommy please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?'

Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face.

'A dollar ninety-five. That's almost $2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma.'

As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the neighbor and asked Mrs. McJames if she could pick dandelions for ten cents. On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar bill and at last she had enough money to buy the necklace.

Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere, Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed. The only time she took them off was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green.

Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story. One night as he finished the story, he asked Jenny, 'Do you love me?'

'Oh yes, daddy. You know that I love you.'

'Then give me your pearls.' 'Oh, daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess, the white horse from my collection, the one with the pink tail. Remember, daddy? The one you gave me. She's my very favorite.'

'That's okay, Honey, daddy loves you. Good night.' And he brushed her cheek with a kiss.

About a week later, after the story time, Jenny's daddy asked again, 'Do you love me?'

'Daddy, you know I love you.'

'Then give me your pearls.' 'Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll . The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper.'

'That's okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves you.'

And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss.

A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed Indian style.

As he came close, he noticed her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek. 'What is it, Jenny? What's the matter?'

Jenny didn't say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace . With a little quiver, she finally said, 'Here, daddy; this is for you.'

With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny.

He had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her the genuine treasure. So it is, with our Heavenly Father. He is waiting for us to give up the cheap things in our lives so that he can give us beautiful treasures.

God will never take away something without giving you something better in its place.

HOW TRUE THIS IS!

In the service of the Master,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


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Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Holy Alphabet

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The Holy Alphabet...


Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame


Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know


Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be

Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee


Move out of "Camp Complaining"
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power

Praise can do alone

Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To "thank" is a command

Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God most high


Yes, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but...
Zion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

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Author unknown.


"I AM Too blessed to be stressed!"

The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.

The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything
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Love and peace be with you forever, Amen.
In Christ,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman
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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hundred years ago!

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See what was going on some hundred years ago!


The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub (no running or hot water).

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year.

A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian $1,500 and up, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea (I would have been dead long ago!)
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of LasVegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every ten adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

Mail delivery was by horse and buggy and may take months before delivered.

Now with a click of a key on your CP keyboard your e-mail is delivered in a matter of seconds to any place in the world.

Never mind mentioning not having the "luxury" of electricity, running water and indoor toilets.

GO AND THINK ABOUT IT!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.


IT STAGGERS THE MIND, EH ?

BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE, and do not overuse or abuse the things you are so accustomed to. Do not waste non-renewable resources.

This planet is not yours but God's.


For His' sake,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Monday, December 01, 2008

God's LOVE versus man's love.

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God's LOVE and man's love can NOT be compared. It is the difference between day and night.


For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Mankind wouldn't give his only son for nobody, but rather takes/abducts a son from others. Man's love is to "self", rather than towards God.


But Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalm 86:15

The above Psalm proves God's love. How far reaches human compassion, grace, longsuffering, mercy and truth in comparing with that of God? Perhaps 1 inch of the length of the "road" to heaven... and how long is that? Man's love does not reach out to God, because their love is defiled and corrupt.

But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Man's love may go as far as to the ones who show him love, but more often NOT that far even. Love towards God shows weakness, they say.

Love is revealed through forgiveness.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

...having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; Colossians 2:13b,14

Human nature is not forgiving, rather holding wrongs against one another and against God.

Mankind blames and curses God for everything under the sun. When the car won't start, when the house burns down, when the meals are not ready in time, when losing the lottery etc. And when there is damage from an erupted vulcano, tornado, or sunami they say: "This is an act of God."


Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah. Psalm 140:2,3

There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
Romans 3:11-14

The love of Christ:
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28



O love of God, how rich and pure!

How measureless and strong!

It shall forevermore endure

The Saints' and Angels' song.


God loves us unconditionally with an everlasting love.
Mankind is the opposite.

In Christ,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

WHAT IF. . .

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Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several time a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go... hmm... where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing.
Unlike your cell phone, you don't have to worry about your Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill. And no dropped calls!

Probably no one would steal it either.


A friend added to the above list: "Most people treat their Bible as if it stopped working because of dead batteries."

Makes you stop and think where your priorities are, doesn't it?



LOVE THE LORD GOD ABOVE ALL!

In care of His children.
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Observations!

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Concerning the prosperity teaching in North America, such proclaimers have started at the wrong end instead of seeking FIRST the kingdom of God, they are more focused on "and all the other things shall be added unto you." Thus... having pulled the Scripture apart, deceiving themselves and others.

The promises of God don't work that way. If God's word teaches "Abide in Me and I will abide in You", one cannot turn this around and checking out if God will abide in them so perhaps they may abide in Him (at some point).

What on earth are such "modern" believers thinking? They have created their own convenient way of "christianity" and will soon fall into their own trap.
We need to stick with God's word 100% or we become losers at the end by the deception we have created ourselves.

Are the servants more than their Master? Of course not. Such kind of teachings opens the door wide for the anti-christ to walk right in and take over.


Seek Ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33


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A man said once: "I HAVE NEVER LET MY DUTIES TO GOD INTERFERE WITH MY PLEASURES."
This statement shows that his "pleasures" have come first in his life, rather than God to be first; placing his duties to God as secondary.

If one really loves God, realizing that the Father saved their soul at the COST of His only Son, they should gladly give up the pleasures of this world, which interferes with serving God.

Pleasures of this world are short lived and will soon pass away, but our service to God has a LASTING effect.

This man will be suffering due to his wrong choice, if he does not change the direction in which he is going.

Proverbs 21:17...
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

2 Timothy 3:4.... lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

1 Timothy 5:6... But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

Proverbs 19:3... The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.


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In what or whom have you put your trust?

Our trust is not in Luck, Stars, Coins, Horoscopes... what have you! We don't rely on superstition, but on the trustworthiness and faithfulness of our God and Lord.
Our trust is in God, Who is reliable and just. Amen!

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 1 Peter 3:12

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16b

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 1 John 3:22

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it. John 14:13,14


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A believer in Christ can only serve/love Him. NOT both, this world and Christ.

Doesn't the old hymn goes... I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back... No turning back...

But we see MANY turning back to "Egypt" and have become "religious" instead. How else can it be??

...know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:4b

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:15,16

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2


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God is so loving that He sent His only begotten Son, NOT to be rejected but to be accepted as Savior. The Sacrifice was too LARGE to allow scorners to get through the maze. Also, Jesus says: Not they that say Lord, Lord, but they that DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER.

So, even hypocritical religious persons could not enter into the Kingdom of God. Hell is for those that chose themselves not to be in the presence of God, His Son and the Holy Spirit.

And ye have not His word abiding in you: for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not. John 5:38

But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. Luke 12:9


...how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Luke 13:33b


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In the service of God for the benefit of the Body of Christ.

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


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Saturday, November 22, 2008

How do you see Christ?

Without faith, one sees Christ with the natural eye, as being a man who failed to become a "king", and who died as a criminal... To them, Jesus is unattractive, not desirable, run of the mill... as described in Isaiah Chapter 53:

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;...

esteemed him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted....

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, ... and made his grave with the wicked...

Through eyes of faith we see Christ as:

The Only Begotten Son of God, The Conqueror over satan, sin and death,
The Deliverer of mankind and the Saviour of souls.
The Bright and Morning Star, our Glorious Savior, The Lamb of God,
The Counselor, the King of kings, Lord of lords, our Shepherd,
The Word, Son of man and Son of God, The Master,
The Lily of the Valley, The Resurrection and the Life,
The Prince of Peace, Wonderful, the Mighty God,
The Everlasting Father, The First born of many brethren,

With spiritual eyes of faith we know Christ as described in Psalm 72:11-15, 17:

Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him:
all nations shall serve Him.
For He shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also,
and him that hath no helper.
He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence:
and precious shall their blood be in His sight.
And He shall live, and to Him shall be given of the gold of Sheba:
prayer also shall be made for Him continually; and daily shall He be praised.

His name shall endure for ever: His name shall be continued
as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in Him: all nations shall call Him blessed.


The above scripture makes me leap for joy! Praise His AWESOME name.


In His service and for His glory,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman.

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Does one need Salvation?

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Some may think they don't need to be saved from sin, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.


A person may believe he is alright because he attends church, or he has not committed murder, theft, adultery... the visible sins. He may not realize that he has hidden sins not known unto others, but known unto God.

God's word says:
...a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, Galatians 2:16

One's life may be smooth without much turmoil, therefore not feeling the need for salvation, thinking that he is not a sinner.

The scriptures teaches:
All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. Romans 3:23

Perhaps some may have never heard the truth being preached, but just lulled to sleep.

God's word says:
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

You may know the above and not want to be brought under conviction. Salvation brings also its consequences of cleaning up one's life and forsake sin... leaving the world behind.

One may not want to give this up, or straight forward rejecting the Gospel. But without salvation in Christ, nobody will enter the Kingdom of heaven. This means that hell is the place for the degenerated/unconverted soul.

God loves mankind and does not want that anyone perishes, nevertheless many perish. Does this mean that God sends souls to hell? Definitely NOT! He gives mankind the choice.

God's word says:
"And ye have not His word abiding in you: for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not." John 5:38

Salvation means accepting the Sacrifice made by Jesus Christ, for our sins; the sacrifice of "self"; surrending a sin-sick life unto God; turning our back to the world and follow in the footsteps of Christ.

It may not be a question of "not knowing this" but "not wanting it".

The choice needs to be made by each one of us. It is either one; heaven or hell.

Be wise and choose you today Christ.


In Christ.

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More Thoughts

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The battle in the heavenly region.

Due to lack of wisdom and understanding concerning the battle against the powers of darkness in the heavenly region, many Christians allow themselves to be slapped around by satan himself.

Some do not recognize that satan uses people to distort God's word... to set people up against each other... to use weaknesses in the human nature to hurt, destroy and even kill others.

Yes, we should forgive them that sin against us, but we also should recognize if whatever is done against us is human error or instigated by satan to rip us apart.

Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities in the heavenly region.

And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Luke 6:29

Indeed, if one turns the other cheek to satan this is like becoming a subordinate of him, and defeats the purpose of standing in Victory for Christ.

Believers in Christ should be overcomers over sin and satan.


And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11

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Changed... flesh to spirit... from worldliness to godliness... unholines to holiness... immodesty to modesty... pride to humility... uncleanliness to purity... haughtiness to humbleness... from self-esteem to esteeming others...


Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

We need to be transformed in mind and heart, after which the transformation will be seen in our actions. Our moral and spiritual life needs to be fixed before we can take on the form of God. That which is broken must be healed first of all to enable us to lay down our old sinful life.

Who will understand this concept of "change", but they that have an ear and want to hear.

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3

I would like to add the following related scriptures and poem I wrote several years ago.

Luke 11:35... Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

Matthew 6:22... The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.


Mirror of The Soul

The outer beauty of ourselves
Is just as deep as our skin
We may look fair or meager
But that which matters is within

Our eyes will look upon man
for all that on the outside we'll see
But when assessed on the inside
One may not meet up with what it should be

The mirror in which one views
Shows only the reflection of time
We may behold a "beauty"
Whose heart and soul don't rhyme

Our aim must be, in this present life
To reflect the Love of God
That we ourselves will not be seen
But Jesus be standing in our spot

So, please, have yet another look
In the mirror of your own heart
See if you're already fading away
Giving room to what is the Lord's part

For it will not do us any good
If our mirror doesn't reflect the Son
We don't have any strength nor beauty
Our own attractiveness must be gone

To love ourselves is carnal minded
Showing forth Him, to self we must die
That which we see won't last forever
It's the eternal "unseen" we cannot deny

Our beauty is only in Jesus Christ
While connected with the Father above
When willingly be His hand extended
The mirror will only show His love

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2 Corinthians 6:10b...as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 4:18... While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.


For the Glory of God,


Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Some Thoughts


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Conditions such as hunger, poverty, cold and pain can make people curse God or seek Him.
People may begin to look inside of themselves and perhaps may realize that they cannot do much about it on their own. They will soon see that they need others to help them to overcome their situation/condition.

Circumstances in life may show our weaknesses and our strength and will teach us what actions can be taken.

There are many who don't pay attention to the opportunity presented and turn their backs on God.

My personal devastating circumstances in my early life brought me to my childhood prayer, and subsequently to the foot of the Cross where the Savior saved my soul.

In generaL, LIFE IS A TEACHER and we better be learning something, using God's word as our textbook, the Holy Spirit as our Guidance and Jesus Christ as our Example.


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Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 2 Peter 1:2

Everything that Jesus Christ has to offer us includes LIFE and that abundantly, Eternal Life, peace, grace, joy unspeakable, even angels to watch over us, and many many more benefits of the Kingdom of God.

It is indeed the BEST OF EVERYTHING. WHY would anyone turn Jesus Christ down?

Seek ye Me, and ye shall live: Amos 5:4b

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: Proverbs 1:7a

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give me at that day. 2 Timothy 4:8a


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Religion per-se is void, powerless, man ordained, satan inspired and presents only hollow sounds.

Therefore anyone bringing vain words of religion are lies of darkness.

There is only ONE true Religion of which promises will come true in the lives of the believers, which is to be found in God, the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

The above being on the condition of surrendering to Christ and following in His footsteps; abiding in Him.

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Patient and Impatient

My husband has a saying which goes like this:

One that believes is not in a rush and they that are in a hurry don't believe.
Patience is a virtue.


And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: Romans 5:3,4


By being impatient one tends to make errors, may overlook important issues, may stumble. This is when a patient person will catch on what is not immediately obvious and picks up what an impatient person has left behind.

though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Hab 2:3b

Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. Psalm 33:20,21

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Does following Christ means that we sacrifice much?

Being busy for and with the Kingdom of God is NO sacrifice, but GREAT JOY UNSPEAKABLE. We gladly sacrifice the things of this world.

What we have sacrificed to gain Christ has only been a big mess; a sinful life surrendered unto Him.

It was Christ who sacrificed more than we ever will understand, therefore our life for Christ and the Gospel has given us so much joy.

In serving Him we'll never miss out on anything worthwhile... spiritual worthwhile... Praising His name above ALL names!

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In the service of the King,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

On my 70th Birthday

Recently I celebrated my 70th Birthday with family and friends.

Everything was lovely, many gifts, many hugs and kisses and many well-wishes...

But... the most beautiful of all was one of the Birthday cards I received, which touched my heart.

It was a simple card with a picture of a large cake and many candles on it...

But... the wording on it were as words from angels. I don't know if the person who gave me this card realized the deeper message which this card brought to me.

Please, allow me to share it with you.


Your Birthday is a "CELEBRATION OF YOU".
Certain people make life brighter for others,
just by being who they are.

Today, on your Birthday, imagine a cake
with a candle for each time you've cared,
a candle for each time you've put others first,
for each time you've listened and shared.

The light from those candles
would warm the whole world,
much like the kind things you do...
a sweet celebration for all the good things
that shine beautifull, brightly through you.
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May the God of heaven and earth make these words come true in my life for His glory and the benefit of His children. AMEN AND AMEN!!


Thank You Lord!
His servant,
Dr. Trudy Veerman
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

STORMY NIGHTS



"I can sleep on windy nights"


Years ago, a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops.

As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals.

Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer. "Are you a good farm hand?" the farmer asked him. "Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man.

Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, Hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man's work.

Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow away!"
The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows."

Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down.

Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.


This is an Uncle Arthur story.

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When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life?

The hired hand in the story was able to sleep because he had secured the farm against the storm.

We secure ourselves against the storms of life by grounding ourselves in the Word of God. We don't need to understand, we just need to hold His hand to have peace in the middle of storms.

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Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm 107:28-31



May the name of the Lord be praised for ever.

His handmaiden.
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

False Doctrines of Hell

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Dear friend,


The devil is going around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he can devour. This scripture becomes more true as the days go by.

The lie is being spread that God is so loving, He will not have his creation suffer for eternity in hell. Hell is temporary and all will be saved after all, including satan himself, they claim. With other words, live it up... I'm OK and you're OK. These false teachers are used by satan to drag even more into hell, twistng the Scripture while presenting false promises.

God is NOT a man, that He shall lie!

Anyone who believes according to God's word and has been obedient to His commands, cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb, filled with the Holy Spirit has eternal life, and will meet Christ in the air at the time of His return. So shall we be with Him for ever.

The such as mentioned above rejoice that their names are written in the Book of Life. We are not rejoicing in the possibility (according to the false doctrine) that unrepented sinners also share the Kingdom of God, because they WILL NOT!!

Followers of Christ do not fear "endless hell/condemnation", because they will not be there. The ones who will be there are they that have chosen themselves hell because they choose the wrong path of sin and disobedience unto the call of God.

The time to repent is NOW in this life, NOT once a sinner has entered hell.

These false teachers and their followers are believing a deception and their so-to-speak joy will turn into bitter despair, confusion and grief.

They have been trapped in the "convincing lies" of satan himself, and he has blinded their spiritual eyes for God's truth. WHY?? because satan wants company when he is thrown into hell himself with his associates.

Satan, The liar and murderer from the beginning.

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 4:17

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. John 3:5-7

Do not believe that an unrepented murderer such as Adolph Hitler will enter into heaven, at some point. And millions will not enter either. Sin will NOT enter heaven. The Lord has prepared a place for them that love and serve Him and whose names are written in the Book of Life.

Below are many scriptures which clarify the issue of eternal hell.


For the wages of sin is (spiritual) death; Romans 6:23

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15

.... they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:29

But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. Luke 12:9

Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Matthew 23:33

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 1:7

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8


"Second death" meaning in this context also... NO ESCAPE... NO RELIEF... NO CHANGE...

Mark 9:43-48
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.


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.
1 Cor 6:9,10

Conclusion: If the unrepented sinner/offender shall not inherit the Kingdom of God, as the Scripture teaches, they ultimately will "inherit" hell; the fire that never shall be quenched, where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.


Supporting scriptures:
Col 3:5-10
Eph 5:1-7
Gal 5:19

Standing on the TRUTH of God's word,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Prayer Request

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22


Prayer request by "Songbird4Him"

I am needing prayer more than ever in my life before. My husband was just recently diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and his prognosis isn't good. We have a daughter who just turned 14 yesterday and things are very hard for us right now.

We truly need a miracle to take place and I believe that God is still performing them. My husband also needs prayer for salvation, for he doesn't quite understand our faith yet. Thank you for all your prayers and God bless!



Dear "Songbird4Him",

Blessings to you through Christ.

I will join all who read your request and bring this to the Lord in prayer.

One specific comment I wish to make is that through all this your husband may be drawn to Christ, and see the need for the Savior. That he will cry out to God, confess his sins, repent and ask Christ into His life so at least his soul will be saved.
The Father will do the rest. I pray also wisdom for you to lead your husband to Christ.

Concerning your husband's affliction, you have to keep in mind that diagnoses made by doctors are only names of the particular illness, but by God this is only an infirmity in the body for which Jesus Christ died, as He did for our sins which we can read in the following Scripture.


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.
Isaiah 53:5,6

As you can read in the above Scripture... "IT IS FULFILLED ALREADY". Salvation and Healing have been accomplished through the death and resurrection of God's Son, Jesus Christ. It is up to us to grab it by faith. One needs to ACT upon God's word. This means reminding the Father of His own Word and Promises, through prayer and professing. By doing so one shows FAITH, which pleases Him. Nothing can be done without faith.

But satan has used names of sicknesses to scare people off and drive them to hopelessness. This is one of his lies.

With God their is HOPE!! For this you need FAITH!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your husband accepts Christ and be healed also, according to God's word.

There is power in UNITY, and again together with others I bring you, your husband and daughter before the throne of God, reminding Him of His promises through the finished work of Christ, to release the power of the Holy Spirit for salvation and healing for body, soul and spirit.

AMEN AND AMEN!!

In the service of the Master and for His glory,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

PLEASE... Stand with us in prayer, believing that God will take charge of the situation.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Purge me!

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Thank God we have been cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, the Christ. We did as David did in Psalm 51:1-17... confessing our sins and meditating upon His word.

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Against Thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest.

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part Thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.

Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.

Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy righteousness.

O Lord, open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

For Thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou delightest not in burnt offering.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.




So easily one skimps over the Word of God, but when taken time and meditating upon His word He will open our eyes and heart to receive that which is so important for all of us to know and understand.

Please, allow the Lord to speak to your soul and heart and you will experience the touch of the Master. He desires so much to have fellowship with His children, more so than we do with our natural children. I promise, it is worthwhile to spend quality time with God.




In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength... Isaiah 30:15b


Blessed are all they that wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18b


Go therefore in the Peace of God,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


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Friday, October 24, 2008

Seeing Jesus through different eyes!


How do people perceive Jesus Christ?

Without faith in God, one sees Christ with the natural eye, as a man who failed to become a "king", and who died as a criminal. They lack understanding since they are not led by the Holy Spirit, and only respond through their senses.


Their decisions are made by the influence of this world and the "ruler" of the world, the oppressor, satan himself. They are blind and therefore don't recognize this "force". To them, Jesus is unattractive, not desirable, run of the mill... as described in Isaiah Chapter 53.

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;...

esteemed him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted....

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, ...

and made his grave with the wicked...


Without faith they think they do not need Jesus Christ and can manage their own life/business. Perhaps they could, to a point. Just see how they manage after a serious accident or a paralizing illness. All their big talk will soon fade away when trouble enters their door.


Some even think that a Christian believes in a fairy tale, needs a crutch to lean on and therefore trusts Jesus Christ as the Savior. We know better!!


Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. John 20:29b

What a privilege to have received Christ, by our response to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Our decisions are made through the influence of the Holy Spirit, as we allow Him to lead us. We are serving the Savior, not a "tyrant".

Through eyes of faith we see Christ as:

The Only Begotten Son of God, The Conqueror over satan, sin and death,

The Deliverer of mankind and the Saviour of souls.

The Bright Morning Star, our Glorious Savior, The Lamb of God,
The Counselor, the King of kings, Lord of lords, our Shepherd,
The Word, Son of man and Son of God, The Master,
the Lily of the Valley, The Resurrection and the Life,
The Prince of Peace, Wonderful, the Mighty God,
the Everlasting Father, The First born of many brethren,

just to name a few.

For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, wich Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; Luke 2:30,31

Jesus Christ, the Son of God
calms the sea and stills the storm, He raised up the little girl from her death bed, touched the blind eyes to see, forgave the sins of the prostitute, and looked down from the cross and prayed: "Father forgive them for they don't know what they do."

Through spiritual eyes of faith we recognize Christ as described in Psalm 72:11-15, 17

Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him: all nations shall serve Him.


For He shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.


He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.


He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in His sight.


And He shall live, and to Him shall be given of the gold of Sheba:
prayer also shall be made for Him continually; and daily shall He be praised.

His name shall endure for ever: His name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in Him: all nations shall call Him blessed.


Jesus says: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:13,14



AMEN AND AMEN!

Writing
all the above makes me leap for joy.


Praise His name for ever!

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Why are so many dissatisfied?

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For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:35,36

I remember some of the paintings my parents had hanging on the living room wall, when I was a little girl. I could look at some, seeing more than what was in the picture, allowing my imagination to go beyond the frame.

I longed to be there in the scenery which the painting did depict. I was homesick for something I didn't know. I even dreamed about being at these places.


Without realizing I was searching for something "divine"; a safe place to live; a quiet harbor to anchor my boat; a peaceful meadow to lie down; a high hill to view the colourful surroundings; an island all for myself...

I have many paintings of seasonal sceneries on our walls and still looking beyond its borders. But I know much better now since I have Christ in my life. I am not searching any longer since I found all that I need in Christ Jesus.


Many are seeking "LIFE" outside of Christ. Even believers may have one foot in this world and trying to cram the other one between heaven's door.

Followers of Christ Jesus are suppose to overcome this world, NOT being part of it. No wonder so many are depressed and confused, because the Kingdom of God doesn't work like this. What happened to the song they used to sing: "All to Jesus I surrender, ALL to Him I freely give....?"


Only in Christ can one be satisfied. All the things of this world are temporary and short lived.

People who desire to be satisfied with the things of this world are to be pitied, because they will keep on seeking and not find it. The one thing after the other will disappoint.
New car, new house, another partner, cruise around the world, riches etc. etc... will rust, leak, get old, discolour and become boring...

Mankind was created to serve the Creator, and as long as this rule is not followed/applied first, all other things will bring dissatisfaction, discontentment, displacement, disagreement, discomfort, discouragement, distress, distortion, disunity, disgrace, displeasure and a lot more negative things.


The wisdom lies in the following scriptures.

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1,2

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1 John 2:15,16

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Matthew 13:22

He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. John 12:25

Let the name of the Lord be praised!

In Christ,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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"The evidence of God's presence far outweighs the proof of His absence."

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

LIFE'S TUMBLE MACHINE

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Are you tumbling?


Dear Friend,

One of the things we like to do is to walk the beach. Believe it or not, we do not do it for exercise, but to look for beach glass. Some call it sea glass.

What is beach glass? Well, obviously it is small pieces of glass found on the shore. Usually found in gravel on the beach they are of a variety of colors. For example, green would be from glass coke bottles, brown from beer bottles, white from Pepsi Cola, etc. There are many colors from various glass objects, like cups, dishes, etc. Here is a collected assortment.



For some of you who are not "with me" in this illustration, let me explain. Beach glass originates from bottles or glass ware. When one throws a bottle overboard it naturally sinks to the bottom right? In time it gets broken by the rough waters created by storms. As it rolls back and forth on the ocean floor it breaks up more...and by rolling back and forth over years it is finally deposited on the shore.

One asked, "What makes the glass so beautiful?" Well the answer, of course, is the abrasives of the sand, rocks... in other words, the constant tumbling.

So, my friend in your life there has been and no doubt is abrasives. These abrasives come through people and things and circumstances. They have a way of transforming people, believe it or not.

Pain, suffering, various hardships are not really asked for, nor wanted, but they are a part of life. You may be passing through "life's refining tumbler" now.

Remember even in it, "God is our refuge, a very present help in trouble." (Psa. 9:9)

So, my prayer for you, my on-line reader, is:

Lord, I ask that this one truly know Your presence in perhaps a most difficult time. May they have faith further to know that when such passes, they will come forth beautiful, just as the polished glass tossed upon the shore. Through it all may they learn to trust You and to know You are making something beautiful out of it all.

In Jesus' name.

Amen!

Blessings and love,
Neal and Nancy Carlson

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Words for Courageous Living

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