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SERIES INTRODUCTION

Let’s face it. We are truly living in trying times! Many are without jobs, some have had to close their businesses due to the shutdown and lack of income, our country is in chaos because so many people are in rebellion against God and those in authority, and things worldwide seem like they are only getting worse! However, for those of us who have placed our trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins, we have a  hope that cannot be extinguished –no matter what! We look around and realize all of the chaos and lawlessness are clear signs of the soon return of Jesus Christ! Whether we have just a few more hours remaining or many more years to wait, we have so much to look forward to after life, as we now know it, finally comes to an end!

Even though our hope may be in Jesus Christ, sometimes we still experience discouragement and sorrow when we see what’s happening all around us, which is why it’s so important for us as born-again, Bible believing Christians to stay in God’s Word for the encouragement and spiritual strength that we need to get us through each day and so we can be a light in this dark world to those who do not know the true love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Just imagine the hopelessness, fear, and discouragement they must be feeling right now! During these very trying times, let’s come before the Lord and surrender any sorrow, fear, discouragement, and frustration to Him and ask Him to fill us with His strength, wisdom, joy, and grace so that we can share His love and the truth of the Biblical gospel with those who need to hear it and to receive it!

Here is your encouraging Scripture for today, Sunday, July 19th 2020:

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THE BIBLICAL GOSPEL

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Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography®

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Let’s face it. We are truly living in trying times! Many are without jobs, some have had to close their businesses due to the shutdown and lack of income, our country is in chaos because so many people are in rebellion against God and those in authority, and things worldwide seem like they are only getting worse! However, for those of us who have placed our trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins, we have a  hope that cannot be extinguished –no matter what! We look around and realize all of the chaos and lawlessness are clear signs of the soon return of Jesus Christ! Whether we have just a few more hours remaining or many more years to wait, we have so much to look forward to after life, as we now know it, finally comes to an end!

Even though our hope may be in Jesus Christ, sometimes we still experience discouragement and sorrow when we see what’s happening all around us, which is why it’s so important for us as born-again, Bible believing Christians to stay in God’s Word for the encouragement and spiritual strength that we need to get us through each day and so we can be a light in this dark world to those who do not know the true love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Just imagine the hopelessness, fear, and discouragement they must be feeling right now! So let’s come before the Lord and surrender any sorrow, fear, discouragement, and frustration to Him and ask Him to fill us with His strength, wisdom, joy, and grace so that we can share His love and the truth of the Biblical gospel with those who need to hear it and to receive it during these very trying times! 

Here is your encouraging Scripture for today, Sunday, June 28th 2020:

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THE BIBLICAL GOSPEL

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Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography

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Well, as hard as it is to believe, today we have started another New Year –and another new decade! So, with that in mind, I thought I’d take just a few minutes to let you know what you can (Lord willing) expect to see on this blog during this new year:

We will continue going through the Catechism of the Catholic Church and comparing many of its teachings against Scriptures in a Catholic New Testament Bible until we get through all of its 756 pages, (which does not include the Index portion).

We will then get back to examining some more messages and aspects of the alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary against Scripture to see if what is being said — and done — by this entity, who claims to be the Virgin Mary, lines up with Scripture. (Acts 17:11) (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22) (1 John 4:1)

Lord willing, and if time allows, I am hoping to share some Testimony Tuesday posts, False Teacher Friday posts, and some How Discerning Are You posts with you, as well.

Since I will need to start looking for a job in the near future, these posts will not be as frequent as they once were. However, you can rest assured knowing that I will continue to be committed to standing for Biblical truth and finishing these series in this coming new year –Lord willing.

Thank you so very much to those of you who stop by here from time to time and for taking time out of your busy days to read some of my posts. I appreciate every one of you!

A Blessed, Joyous, Peace-filled New Year to those of you who are in Christ!

For those of you who have yet to turn from trusting in your religion or your own good works as the way to try and gain acceptance by God instead of placing your complete trust in all that Jesus Christ accomplished for us by His sinless life, His willingness to take upon Himself the full wrath of God that was intended for us because of our sins, His once for all sacrifice on the cross that ended in His death, His burial, and His glorious resurrection from the dead in bodily form on the third day, I pray that you will soon come to realize the truth and the joyously good news of the Biblical gospel and the depth of the love that God has for you.

When someone discovers the truth about Jesus Christ and all that He truly accomplished for us and chooses to believe it, they are then sealed with the Holy Spirit and become His child. We then obey Him out of love and deep appreciation for all that He accomplished and endured on our behalf, not to earn our salvation. Our focus should always be on what Jesus Christ already did, not on what we can do. (Ephesians 1:13, 1 John 5:1, John 14:15, Titus 3:4-7, John 6:28,29)

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory

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Starting this Tuesday, Lord willing, I will be presenting a new series of posts to you at least once a month on Tuesdays, entitled, ‘TESTIMONY TUESDAY;‘ whenever I come across a video or an article that either presents a Biblical testimony of someone coming to the understanding of the true Biblical gospel, or a testimony of someone being set free from some form of spiritual deception, etc., I will post it for your encouragement, and, above all, in order to give glory and honor to God for setting these people free. It is also my hope and prayer that God will use the Biblical truth presented in these testimonies to set many others free from the same bondage and spiritual deception that the people in these videos and articles have been set free from.

Also, Lord willing, every month or so, on Thursdays, I will be starting a new series of posts entitled, ‘TEACHING THURSDAY.’  In these posts I will be sharing either a video or an article in which a  *Biblically sound teacher *(Biblically sound because what they say and teach lines up with the truth of God’s Word,  Acts 17:11) will either expose an unbiblical movement or teaching, or a practice that is leading many Christians astray. It is my hope and prayer, that by doing so, many more Christians will come to realize the importance of testing the words of men (and women) against the truth of the Word of God –the Bible, so they will not be deceived.

Since there are so many Christians — as well as people who sincerely believe themselves to be Christians — who have been deceived by many teachings that are popular these days, I wanted to find a way to share these things with you in very brief posts. My time has become even more limited lately not only due to some circumstances involving a member of my family, but also because of  a good possibility that, Lord willing, I will be starting a new job soon, since it doesn’t seem likely (at least at this point in time), that I will be getting a job writing from a Christian perspective, as I was hoping and praying for.

And, finally, Lord willing, once a month on Fridays, I will be presenting another series of posts entitled, ‘FALSE TEACHER FRIDAY.’ This is in response to the one and only person who was kind enough to take the time to respond to my ‘SURVEY SATURDAY’ post that I wrote at the end of February asking readers of this blog what they would like to see me share on this blog in the weeks and months ahead. So thank you very much for responding, whoever you are. 🙂

It’s not to late for you, dear reader; next Saturday I will be posting another ‘SURVEY SATURDAY.’ So please consider checking back here next Saturday, March 28th, and reply to the survey that I’ll be posting. Don’t worry…I am unable to see the name of the person who votes, (although sometimes I wish I could). 🙂 Please consider sharing more details on what you would like me to write about, rather than just simply voting; the more details you provide, the better I can address your concerns or write a poem on the topic of your choice, etc.

Lord willing, I also wanted to let you know that I’ll still be continuing to share more ‘WARNING YOU WITH TEARS WEDNESDAY’ posts with you in the future, but I wrote this particular post in order to inform those of you who read this blog from time to time what you can expect in the weeks and months ahead.

UPDATE:

For those of you who may be checking back here to see if I completed my post comparing the Catechism of the Catholic Church to God’s Word, the Bible, which I have appropriately entitled, ‘ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD? OR THE WORD OF MAN? — COMPARING GOD’S WORD, THE BIBLE, WITH THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH — LEARN TO DISCERN,’ I wanted to let you know that I’ve started writing it, but unless a miracle takes place and I am able to settle some other serious matters that I am working on, it will take me at least a few more months of working on it before that post is completed properly. I want to do as thorough of a job as possible so that people can clearly see why many Christians have serious concerns about the teachings of Catholicism. I don’t want to quickly write that post just in order to meet a deadline; my desire is to present Biblical truth clearly so that I might glorify God, and so that those who are deceived — as I once was — by the teachings of Catholicism, might see the teachings they have placed their complete trust in all their lives become shattered into pieces when exposed by the light and truth of God’s Word, so that they might come to know the truth, and so that the truth will set them free.

Thank you for stopping by! And thank you very much for taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

I have truly enjoyed blogging for the past almost six years here on WordPress, and, Lord willing, I hope to continue for many years to come.

Just as WordPress put together an annual report for our blogs last year, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for our blogs this year, as well, and I’d like to share that with you now.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

If you choose to view the report, you will see that the most viewed posts for 2014 were once again mainly the posts that I wrote in which I expressed my concerns about what has been taking place at my former church of almost 15 years —Harvest Bible Chapel Rolling Meadows. I hope and pray that God used me — and will continue to use me — to help and to encourage those of you who have been searching the Internet hoping to find information to confirm some of the concerns you may have about what has been happening there, and sadly, is continuing to happen there.

I want to again take a moment to tell all of you that I am not an angry or bitter person seeking to bash James MacDonald or Harvest Bible Chapel, but rather I am a person who ‘earnestly contends for the faith’ and who desires all Christians to be Bereans (Acts 17:11) by strongly encouraging them to  ‘examine the Scriptures daily to see if what is being said (and done by every teacher and preacher) is true,’ and to warn you to be followers of Jesus Christ and not followers of a man and his ministry so that none of you will be led astray. I am simply a concerned person who is trying  reach those of you who are now like I once was; confused, hurt, and disappointed in many of the decisions that James has made (and is still making), and I want to help confirm your concerns by providing information that you may not be aware of that you need to know about in order to help you discern what is taking place there. (For those of you who choose to classify me as a hater, I will be writing a poem (Lord willing) entitled ‘CALL ME A HATER‘  in 2015, so if you are interested in reading that, consider checking my blog out from time to time in the months to come).

If you look at the posts that I began writing in March of 2009 when I first set up this blog, you will see that the whole focus of my posts was sharing some of the painful experiences that I went through before I became a Christian and how God brought healing and hope to me after I discovered the good news of the gospel while reading His Word, the Bible. My intentions in writing those poems were to not only give glory to God for bringing me through all those heartbreaking and overwhelming circumstances in life, but also I wrote those poems hoping that God would use them to reveal truth to Catholics, as well as to encourage those of you who are presently going through heartbreak and rejection so that you might come to understand that you will find hope and healing, as well as forgiveness and true peace, through Jesus Christ alone.  However, after I began to see what was increasingly taking place in the name of ‘Christianity’ over the past five or so years, which was seeing many new age practices entering many  churches, I saw the need to begin writing posts in order to warn Christians about these things, as well. It was only after I left HBC in January of 2012 immediately following the Elephant Room 2 Conference, did I begin to write about HBCRM because it was my desire to reach those of you who were feeling so alone as I once felt because I thought I was the only one who had serious concerns about what was taking place there until my concerns were confirmed by the information I found on other blogs. Then, with the hope of reaching many of you who attend HBCRM in order to share my concerns with you, I wrote my first full post focusing on Harvest, entitled, WARNING YOU WITH TEARS, which became the most read post in 2012 thanks to a little Mega-Mouse on Twitter who uses his (or her?) tweets to express the valid concerns he (or she?) has by what he (or she) observes there.

I would just like to end this post by expressing my sincere appreciation to those of you who have been reading my blog over the past five years, and well as to those of you who took the time to share a few words of encouragement with me. Because of your encouragement and interest in reading these posts, it makes all the time and effort I put into writing them well worth it! Thank you once again!

God bless each of you in 2015! May you all come to an understanding of the depth of the love that He has for you, and I pray that a desire will grow within your hearts to seek Him and to know truth by reading and studying His Word so that you will never be led into spiritual deception!