135.8 Degrees Below Zero

USA Today — December 11, 2013 report

There’s cold, and then there’s Antarctica cold.  How does a frosty reading of 135.8 degrees below zero sound? Based on remote satellite measurements, scientists recently recorded that temperature at a desolate ice plateau in East Antarctica. It was the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, though it may not get that recognition in the official record book.  A NASA satellite measured that temperature in August 2010; on July 31 of this year, another bone-chilling temperature of -135.3 degrees was recorded.

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James 1: 2-6  “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”

Are you in the middle of a cold, frozen tribulation period in your life?  Or as my youngest daughter told me last night, a huge valley full of trials.  Then, thank your Heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus for the divine magnificent love as He continually prepares us to do His work.  So, worship Him with your life until He receives us into “His Eternal Glory”.  Sending you prayers and blessings in spite of a tribulation of deep freeze.  🙂  ♥Streim
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…been a long, long time

Anyone who regularly reads this blog knows my posting for the past months (if not year??) was sporadic, to say the least.
I’ve spent much time reading, studying and exploring the Holy Scriptures with deeper intent. Also, I spent a lot more time in my prayer closet (my little apt) than I ever have.  ** I am not boasting here… as Paul said my only boasting is in the Lord..**
It wasn’t until last week when someone spoke about their relationship to God, that I realized, with all I’ve learned from the Holy Spirit in the Word through earnest prayer— it’s time to write once more.
Of course, I will ease into writing and sharing again, but I have many joyful things to share.
Until my actual first post, I would like to leave you with a few verses that have kept me on my toes, spiritually.

Matthew 10:32-33 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.  But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”

I pray for all of my blood bought adopted brothers and sisters in Christ, that we the TRUE church and the Body of Christ completely surrender to the will of He who bought us.   Blessings ♥ Streim

Contending for the Faith

 For several years now I have watched and heard some of the most demonic, sensual and earthly thinking ( James 3:15) and philosophies seep gradually into many  christian(?) churches in the so-called civilized countries of the world.  Large parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand– but mainly here in the USA.  I could write for weeks/months about the many different worldly ‘pinches of leaven’ mixed with the True Gospel.  Why would anyone add hypocrisy  to the truth?   Because it’s more pleasing to the flesh that way , politically correct and touches the feelings of the heart.   Not a good thing for the desperately wicked heart of the natural man.   I’ve written about this topic in different ways since I started blogging.  I devour the Word.  It is so amazing that God Almighty, Creator of ALL things,  gave us desperately sinful mankind; redemption through the shed blood of His only Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  And He’s shared His character to us through His breathed out 100% Holy Word.  And given us the Holy Spirit to discern the Word, if we truly desire His wisdom and ask  faith. (James 3:17).  I just finished a month-long personal study of James.  WOW!!  Our glorious Father reproved, corrected and instructed me everyday.

As I prayed last night,  just before settling in to rest my body, I asked our Father in the name of Jesus to please  help me/ show me ; how/ where to share His amazing Glory that is found in His Word.  In the middle of the night, I woke up completely and recited a verse of Scripture, then went back to sleep.  Yes I was fully awake as I spoke “now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present to faultless before the Throne of Glory, to our Only Wise God and Savior be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and  forever and ever.  Amen.” 

Immediately when I woke up this morning, I definitely remembered it.  I know it’s not verbatim for any translation I use so some of you may pooh-pooh this; but, it was not extra biblical revelation stuff or a profound prophetic event, it was simply the answer to my prayer.  As I write this I’m smiling because the heretics, apostates, evil, sneaky, slimy, glittery, pleasant-sounding words that are “lies from the Deceiver himself”  can not— I repeat CAN NOT   draw us away from our Father and Lord Jesus, because we are promised:

Jude 24-25  Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

So, it’s on you.  What do you prefer? 

The Living Water or sparkling waste-treated bottled water?  The Bread of Life or ‘corn beef on rye’?

Blessings to my family in Christ Jesus our Lord.  ♥Streim