And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
-- Romans 8:28
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
-- Psalm 86:4-5
Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ, and those who do not know Jesus! Praying you're all blessed today.
Well, I did a movie review of Dark Shadows earlier and felt it would be nice to bring a more positive review to my channel. I found this movie, Standing Firm, on my Redbox Kiosk one afternoon this week and thought it'd be worth a watch.
This movie has such a great message for ANYONE grieving over a deceased loved one.
It doesn't matter if you're: an atheist, agnostic, new ager, spiritualist, muslim - islamic, jewish, kabbalist, hindu, buddhist, jainist, satanist, druid, wiccan, shaman, pagan, into the occult, lds -- mormon, catholic - rcc, jehovah's witness - watchtower, of native american faiths - animism, shinto, taoist, bahaist, gay - homosexual, drug addict, or just plain worldly ... we all have to deal with death and losing a dear loved one at some point in our lives.
Yes, this is a Christian movie. And the way they go about death, grieving, and healing is absolutely beautiful.
Death is not final for the Christian.
We have a hope that no one else in the world has and that is: Jesus is returning soon! And when He returns, He's going to give each of His followers -- alive or dead -- a NEW BODY and we'll soar up into the sky to be with Him forever. This is called the Rapture.
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
-- 1 Corinthians 15:52
The Rapture could happen at any second and after it does, it will trigger a series of events call the Great Tribulation.
For those who are NOT Christian yet dealing with the pain of death, this is a wonderful movie for you. It doesn't come across ultra "preachy" at all. Very soothing, very healing. You might even identify with the main character, his struggles with Christianity, and how he overcame them and his grief.
I've included some of the best scenes, commentary, plus my thoughts.
It's $1.20 I believe to rent this film for one night at Redbox -- so be sure to pick it up if you see it nearby!
I love you all and if you need prayer or someone to talk to about a death in your family or death of a friend, please feel free to forward me a private message ... it doesn't matter if you're a Christian or not.
I'm here to minister the Good News of Jesus Christ and bring healing to the lost.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
-- Proverbs 3:5-6
If you don't know Jesus or you've ventured away from Him ... today, this very moment, is the time for salvation. Scream out to Jesus, run into His arms. He wants you saved!
How do you get saved and receive the gifts of God?
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
- Act 16:31
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
- Romans 10:9
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
- Mark 16:16
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
-- Revelation 3:19-20
May God bless you with the TRUTH found ONLY IN JESUS!
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