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Extract from The Realities of the Endtime

Here is a preview of The Realities of the Endtime by Freeman Johnson. This book is a determined and fervent work to bring to the understanding of believers the revelation that is necessary to keep alive both their physical and spiritual alertness towards the Endtime. The reader will get to understand the signs and the period of the end time through the scriptures which Freeman explains further. A must read!

Here is a excerpt:

Let us consider the account of Lazarus and the rich man.

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Luke 16: 19-26

This is a well known portion of the Scripture narrated by Christ himself while on earth. Lazarus, although poor, loved the Lord and the rich man who had all at his will, lived without faith in God. After death, both Lazarus and the rich man found themselves within the realm of the departed spirits called Sheol in Hebrew and Hades in Greek but their destinies there were quite different.

The rich man’s spirit was in a place of torment; the spirit of Lazarus was in a place of rest. Between these two places was fixed an impassable gulf that could not be crossed from either side even by the spirits. The place of rest, set apart for the departed spirits of the righteous, here is called, Abraham’s bosom. This title indicates that this place is ordained for the spirit of all those who, in their earthly pilgrimage, followed in the footsteps of faith and obedience marked out by Abraham, who for this reason, is called the father of all those who believe.

Apart from the rich man episode in the Bible, there were men who lived Christless lives and died. Before their death, they testified of their impending doom to perdition and total separation.

On the other hand, we can imagine the joy that believers of Jesus Christ experience when they are called to rest from their labour. This joy is overwhelming, and the state of abode of the believers is the opposite to that of the unbelievers. – extract from Chapter 1, The Realities of the Endtime, Freeman Johnson

 

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Extract from Sharing the Faith

Sharing the Faith, by Ali Ansarifar re-visits some important concepts in the bible which are central to the Judo-Christian faith and important in a proper understanding of God’s revelation and his expectations of us.

It covers these topics: the key message of the Gospel of Christ, God’s plan for advancing humanity, the narrow path to salvation, man’s relationship with God, God’s mercy and judgment on mankind, and understanding two millennia of the Judo-Christian history.

Here is a little preview of the book:

As a friend of Ali Ansarifar and his minister for some years I’m delighted to commend his ‘heart and mind’ reflections on the Christian Faith. For anyone inclined to brush aside Christianity as fanciful myth and of little relevance in a scientific age I would encourage a careful reading of Dr. Ansarifar’s well-reasoned account of the Judeo-Christian story set in the context of our human history, with the centrality of the person of Jesus Christ as pivotal and vital.  Ali Ansarifar’s scientific credentials speak for themselves and his approach to his ‘sharing the faith’ stems from deep rooted convictions about God and His purposes for humankind and also that scientific discipline which demands reason and cogency.

 Ali Ansarifar paints a large canvas.  He sees God’s ‘Grand Design’ as involving much more than the natural world and cosmos but a salvation plan for us as well.  From ancient Israel and the call of Abraham to more modern times Dr. Ansarifar takes us through the rise and fall of empires and belief systems.  It’s a big story which calls for more than a nod of assent.  The Gospel of Christ and the love of God demonstrated in the birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus of Nazareth demands heart and as well as mind. It is to be a partner with our Creator in His eternal purposes, to quote Isaac Watts something that “demands my life, my soul, my all.” – Extract from Chapter 1, Sharing the Faith, Ali Ansarifar

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Extract from Emilia the King and the Place Beyond

Emilia, the King and the Place Beyond is about a little girl Emilia who dreams, wonders and loves to explore. Most importantly, she was wants answers. The trouble is her questions are too big.

Emilia gets to know Mickey, and the rest of the Burtons. They’re a cool family, because they eat bangers and mash on their laps, they’re loud and funny, and they always say what they think. Oh, they know all about the King.

Emilia, the King and the Place Beyond provokes, challenges and draws you right in. It will inspire you to delve deeper, and ask more questions, in order to find you Kingly mission.

Here is an extract from the book by Felicity Sears:

Chapter 3

“EMILIA!! Mark your man! Mark your man!”

I ran as fast as I could, trying to keep up with the game. I hated netball. I hated P.E. I loved running around in the garden at home and climbing trees because there were no rules there. But I hated being shouted at. I hated how the popular kids chose their friends to be on their team and left me and Joanna out. If only my mum would write me a note and make something up, like some of the cooler girls’ mums did, so I didn’t have to do this.

I sighed, but something inside me woke; that determination. That rusty pink bike manifested itself as an awkward netball player who wore herself out trying.

The game was eventually over, and I was relieved to be able to get changed and get back to the classroom with Miss Williams.

She was talking about big school and how different it would be there. How the lessons would all be in different classrooms and how much bigger it would be. She told us about each of the local secondary schools, and the subjects we’d be taking. Blah blah blah…..! We all already knew about all of that and had been talking about it for ages. I started to daydream again.

A lot of the other kids had been talking about the King again. It was all so confusing though. Everyone seemed to believe different things about it or believed in something else entirely. We didn’t learn much at school about anything like this. They didn’t believe in forcing beliefs on children, so instead they didn’t teach anything about it at all, or at least not in a way that gave any real answers.

Miss Williams was fascinating and was good at telling us stories. She seemed to have answers to everything and everyone, except Michael. She really didn’t like Michael. He seemed to have answers too.

Michael was interesting. Aloof but composed. He had an air of confidence about him that I didn’t notice back when we were in lower juniors. He and his family were poor, Mum said. She said that I was better off hanging out with people who had successful parents like her and Dad if I was to make anything of my life.

I didn’t know what to believe then. I liked the idea of somewhere that existed that was perfectly peaceful, where we could escape, and where we could be free to do whatever we wanted. Where we could have adventures, where there was no pollution and where everything was perfect. But I wasn’t sure about a King.

Michael believed that in the future people wouldn’t need to lock their doors or have burglar alarms fitted, because no-one would ever steal anything, and children would never be in danger again. But he said you had to love and believe in the King and follow his plan for you. I didn’t much like the sound of that – reminded me of P.E. – Written by Felicity Sears

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Extract from Loneliness Versus Being Alone

Loneliness versus Being Alone, the Journey from Isolation to Beautiful Solitude by Julie Porter explores in the Bible, what it says about the topic and how it can help you overcome loneliness and be content in solitude.

Split in two parts, the book helpfully dissects:

Part One – Loneliness: What is its definition? Why do people succumb to it? How do we overcome it?

Part Two – Being Alone: What does ‘being alone’ mean? Is there really any good reason for choosing solitude?

 

Here is an extract from the book by Julie Porter:

CHAPTER TWO – BEING ALONE: Why?

Whatever the opportunity taken, eventually we have to be alone – what happens if we don’t find some ‘me’ time? We become stressed, overworked, pushed to the very limits of our human capabilities of trying to be ‘patient’ and ‘kind’; and like an overstretched rubber band we can snap with dire consequences not only for ourselves but for all others around us.

As it is a choice we make – then we are in a position to recognise that we need to make this decision now before we do ‘snap’.

On many occasions Jesus knew when he needed to be alone. He knew when he needed to re-connect with the Father and just take time out of his heavy schedule to re-energise himself. In Matthew 14 he tried to do this but met with opposition as the people still followed him, he had to forcibly send the disciples off so that he could go and pray.

So if Jesus took this method then I have to pose the question what are the benefits of being alone? I can only conclude that it has its joys – in setting yourself apart from others you can find respite from the crowds and from the noise. When we are alone we can make time to do what we want to do rather than what others want us to do.

You see, when Jesus prayed he always prayed alone – to get his focus on God to be away from the needy crowd and from teaching and leading his disciples. In fact when the disciples ask Him to teach them to pray he encourages them:

…when you pray go to your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 6:6

Jesus encourages them to go to their room, to their own personal space where they are comfortable and at ease. Then his next instruction is to close the door, i.e. to shut everything out – it’s you and God alone in prayer.  Then, finally pray to your Father who is unseen – not to an idol made of earthly materials and placed in front of you so you can look at it and focus on it, but to the Father who is unseen, i.e. you need faith and belief to pray.

Written by Julie Porter

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Silly Little Bumble Bee

Silly Little Bumble Bee is an exciting children story book with (lessons to learn), lots and lots of BUZZZZZ, CROAACK and quirky little songs to the tune of [Five Little Ducks and You Can’t Catch Me].

Great for the kids!

Here is an extract from the book:

 

“Hi Shenic.”

“Hi Nicknic….What are you doing?”

“My mummy said I must go to my grandma, but I don’t want to.”  “Why are you going then?” asked Shenic.  “…cause she said to.”  He paused as he watched the birds flying.

Shenic starred at him and muttered, “my mummy ask me to go to my grandma but I don’t always go.”  “It’s ok not to go then?” Nicknic asked as they walked along the grass verge.

Immediately, an angel appeared and hovered nearby singing…

Two frogs went logging one day,

Over the fields and far away,

One said to the other not this way,

Why not the other asked and carried on play,

The first frog laughed, hee, hee, hee,

 You will be bitten by the little bumble bee – CROAK!

 “Oh, but that won’t happen to me,” replied the second frog and quickly jumped off the log singing…

Silly, silly little bumble bee

You can’t catch me

You can’t catch me

I’m too fast for you, you see

Silly, silly little bumble bee

Written by Marilyn Edwards

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Extract from The Gift

Ann Nunn’s book (assisted by Liz Leach Murphy), The Gift, takes a refreshing approach to painting an honest picture of the raw realities of being a Family Carer based on my first-hand experience, and explores how my Christian faith has been my lifeline and supported me through challenging times, whilst featuring practical teaching methods that can unlock the potential of a child living with learning difficulties. We have researched the market and have not found any other publication that features the range of issues that we overcame as a family; a son with a rare disability, a husband with significant mental health issues, home teaching, poverty and homelessness.

 

Here is an extract from her book:

A Threefold Cord: A story of faith and triumph

I have faced many challenges in my life with surprising twists and turns, always with interesting outcomes. My faith is really important to me and my family, and God has been the provider of the strength I have needed at difficult times. The Lord has always been there for me. I know that Simon’s future is in His safe hands. This is not easy, but I know (beyond all doubt) that GOD IS FAITHFUL.

Support

I attend a church fellowship on Tuesday evenings (bible class) and we are “family”. We pray for each other and our concerns. This mutual support means a great deal to me.

I have also found great strength in loud singing, “songs of deliverance”. These provide comfort and reassurance during difficult times.

In my times of desperation, I discovered for real that ‘God is my refuge, strength and a very present help in trouble’ (Psalm 46:1), a constant support and companion. I am repeatedly helped, strengthened and comforted when I call on the name of the Lord to help.

Through believing in the Lord and believing in His promises I have felt comforted about Simon, what he can achieve and his future.

The hymn “What a Friend we have in Jesus” states: ‘Take it to the Lord in prayer.’ (Hymnal.net, 2019a) and that is the best thing to do because we cannot cope on our own – but ‘What a privilege’! (Hymnal.net, 2019a).

This has given me a strength that has been invaluable, especially during times that have been very challenging when I have not been able to take the sorrows and burdens of the world upon me, but I have known who can.

By Ann Nunn

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Extract from Maid for a Purpose

Maid for a Purpose by Carol Stanley is a beautiful story about a young girl, living in the biblical age of the prophets who is captured by bandits and taken to a strange land.

Here is an extract from the book:

Chapter One – Humble Beginnings

Roza’s mother was an attractive woman in her thirtieth year.  Her former beauty was slightly faded due to her having had five children; hard work had also taken its toll.  Roza’s father was an elder in the village who spent days talking with other men about the business affairs of Thirza.  Her four brothers were aged three, five, seven and nine. Their names were Samuel, Nathan, Matthias and Benjamin.   She was the eldest and the only girl.  Second mother to the boys, she cared for them when her parents were out working; taking them to school, feeding them, trying to keep them well behaved, all a difficult task at times.  It left little time for herself, but she accepted her part in the family, as her father had instructed her to. It was the custom in Israel.      

Roza’s family loved God and tried to obey Him in their way of life. Daily prayers were said at home and the Jewish festivals observed regularly.

 The Passover was one of the main events in the village.  Once a year every home remembered the escape by their forefathers from Egypt where they had been slaves.  They had been promised a land flowing with milk and honey, God’s chosen place for them.  A lamb was cooked and eaten and a special ceremony was acted out.  There were other special times of celebration all to remember God’s goodness to the nation of Israel. 

Roza felt God close to her at all times and talked to Him as she went about her chores. She knew all the stories about her ancestors: Abraham, who was called by God to leave his country and go to the land of Canaan.  He had a son in his old age called Isaac.  God was starting to build a people who would follow Him.  Moses, how he had led the children of Israel across the Red sea to safety; David the shepherd king who had defeated the giant Goliath in his youth, and many other people who followed God and trusted Him to help them through hard times.  It made Roza feel that she too could trust God to keep her safe.  

Maid for Purpose by Carol Stanley is available now!

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AHAB

Just published! Ahab, The Real Authority Behind Jezebel by Sandi Niven.

Fake news has become the order of the day as newscasters and journalists lie with impunity! I liken them to the false prophets of Baal who ‘divined’ during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel.

It is time for the Church to wake up to the fact that she is intended to affect the world positively around her. Once she does, only then will things begin to change.

Sadly, we are the reason for the season!

Excerpt from Ahab, The Real Authority Behind Jezebel

Never has it been more important to expose the Ahab spirit than at ‘such a time as this’. Whilst Ahab gives Jezebel authority, she will continue to hold open the door to Divination and every other demonic force the enemy can throw at us.

When the Lord recently spoke these words, “Divination is rife in the world today”, I realised that writing this book was all the more urgent!

Divination is rife in the church and therefore rife in the world around us. Just watch the ‘fake’ news in all forms of the media.

Not only is the Church playing Ahab to that Jezebel spirit but so is the world and while we sit in ignorance the enemy gains ground.

The false prophets are fomenting violence and, while the church allows them the platform by playing Ahab to that spirit, it will only get worse! – by Sandi Niven

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A Universe Apart Against the Tide

Just published! A Universe Apart Against the Tide by John Cockerill

The erroneous religion of evolution is robbing millions of an open ear to the gospel, many Christians are confused and adopting theories that may placate their confusion. In simple terms, through nature, prophecy, common sense and logic I attempt to expose the weakness of evolutions stance, and cast iron proven claims of Biblical prophecy.

 

About the author

Like Elihu in Job 32, I am full or words. Saved at 32 through familiar spirit involvement, some publicity, interview on Revelation TV, retired refrigeration engineer, at present my church is Assemblies of God.

My wife and I were involved in the setting up of a church on our estate, our house was a magnet for young people. I still do help out with the youth meeting at my church. I have kept note of the creation/evolution debate now for around 50 years and have a desire to communicate my thoughts on the subject.

I have no academic qualification to offer, however I feel the debate I have written of is too often couched in scientific esoteric language, often leaving more questions than answers. I have written out testimony into the book, chapter 8, as evidence of the truth of a spiritual dimension.

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A Curious Collection of Christian Poems

Just published! A Curious Collection of Christian Poems by Joanna Yusuf.

A Curious Collection of Christian Poems is an assembly of 34 unique and quirky poems that have been inspired by Almighty God, to glorify Him, and to bless us. The one common theme running throughout every poem is the fact that they all point to God. This book can be devotional, and indeed it can be recited time and time again to bless others or to bless oneself. It will make an excellent gift for loved ones who know the Lord, or for those who are seeking him during these unsettled and unprecedented times. This diverse collection of uplifting poems will surely put a smile on your face, and a warm glow in your heart.

About the author

As a child, Joanna and her sister would sit down on rare and special occasions with their mother, to listen as she narrated the most hilarious, intriguing, mysterious, stories ever, leaving the sisters in ‘stiches’ and begging for more. It was a real treat!

It can be said that these experiences first sparked off Joanna’s love of ‘storytelling’ and ‘writing’. and although she wrote a couple of short stories early on, nothing more really became of her passion at that time. Instead, Joanna moved on the her life, later receiving a BA Degree in Industrial Design from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria. It was while she was there that the gospel was shared with her, and Joanna later felt God inspiring her to write Christian material, and hence began the start of her poetry journey.

Joanna would later regularly share her poems with her church and her local community and today she is thankful to God for making it possible for her to share them with an even wider audience. Joanna is currently medically retired, having worked in the Criminal Justice System for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Surrey with Costa (her little dog).

This diverse collection of uplifting poems will surely put a smile on your face, and a warm glow in your heart.

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