Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Blood of the Lamb

O the blood of the Passover Lamb
Is applied to the door of my life.
No power of darkness could ever withstand
The force of the blood sacrifice.
Though satan will bring accusation,
I let him know right where I stand.
For now there is no condemnation,
I'm under the blood of the lamb.

I'm under the blood of the Lamb.
That covers the guild of my past.
By the mercy of God, holy and righteous I stand.
I'm under the blood of the Lamb.
I'm safe and secure from the enemy's plan.
No weapon formed against me will stand.
I'm under the blood of the Lamb.

Author unknown

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Child of God blessings

Dear child of God,

You are a fearfully and wonderfully made creature, (Psalm 139:14) and are the answer to many prayers (James 5:16).  God gave you a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind- not fear (2 Timothy 1:7).  He says to obey your parents and you will have long life (Exodus 20:12).

God has plans to prosper you and not to harm you (Jeremiah 29:11).  When we stumble/sin, we can confess and repent and God is faithful to forgive (1 John 1:9).  His mercies are new everyday (Lamentations 3:22-23).

God brings life and blessing (Deuteronomy 28).  Always listen and trust Him (Proverbs 3).

God gives you spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:10-20).  This can defend you especially when the devil tries to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).

Hold your shield of faith up.  God is faithful (Psalm 28:7; Ephesians 6:16).  Trust Him; He will preserve you (Psalm 16:1).

Now may God bless you and your family more like Numbers 6 says - “May God bless and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace.”

Love and blessings lots more,

  Alanda Ledbetter

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Father's Love

May even more men copy the love of God and Jesus through the Holy Spirit.  These art depictions of a father's love by Norman Rockwall hearten me; may they for you also.  The verses below help me see how to have the "perfect love that casts out fear" that the Bible explains.

This is from the 1599 Geneva Bible via - 
Psalm 34:9 "Fear the Lord ye his Saints: for nothing wanteth to them that fear him.
10 The [f]lions do lack and suffer hunger, but they which seek the Lord, shall [g]want nothing that is good.
11 Come children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the [h]fear of the Lord.
12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth long days for to [i]see good?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
14 Eschew evil and do good: seek peace and follow after it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 But the [j]face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off their remembrance from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near unto them that are of a [k]contrite heart, and will save such as be afflicted in spirit.
19 Great are the troubles of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all."

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Loved One Moved On

You are loved
You are treasured
Beyond what anyone can measure
Lift your eyes
Lift your heart
Even though your loved one and you are apart
You are meant to honor
You are meant to be a part of life
May your loved one cheer you from the afterlife
And you see the love, good, just, and true
That is still here for you and meant to be created by you
Peace be unto you

~Alanda Ledbetter 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Truth in Love ='s eradication of lies

 Believing Truth not lies= Less Harm +More Good

Believing lies/untruths encompasses many problematic behaviors.  If someone believes they are worthless, useless, a problem, and any other of worthless things and do not realize that they are worth very much, and they can do redemptive works, a person could get intoxicated, resort to crime, be stupid, and more not right things.

The solution to believing the truth is to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and to trust Him and His Dad to take care of us and lead us in the right direction.  Anything less than this does not lead to a clean conscience and the good works we can do with Jesus.

Some examples of believing lies include that the Bible is not true.  People who do not realize the truth of the Bible can lose hope, faith, and be blind to goodness like kind people, good food, beautiful nature, and the beauty of focusing on the good, just, and true.  Instead these people who do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior can look inward to themselves only, worry, and be blind to the way God shows His love and delivers people from evil.  Some people who know Jesus yet are not doing the word of God can do these same things.  Focusing and knowing Jesus won and doing the word is very important to go forward well.  I have had to repent of not focusing on the right things at times.
Another lie some believe is thinking that they should not even try to do something because they could never do it.  The truth is the Bible says we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us- Philippians 4:13.  Therefore, what God has called us to do, we can with Him do.  He will help us accomplish what He wants regardless of what He wants us to do- big or small.
Some spouses verbally abuse their spouse and children and think if it is not physical, it is not abuse.  This is a lie.  They think if it is not as bad as a friend treats their family, it is not so bad.   In reality anything not right is not right; there are different levels of not right things.  Talking meanly to someone is abuse; it may not incur a bruise on the skin yet the heart can get bruised, so to speak, when people verbally abuse.  From experience, I believe verbal abuse and mistreatment can also be a part of certain stomach issues.  I sense this because I have seen children have stomach problems who I sense got treated verbally harshly and their parents would say the children were klutzy and forgetful repeatedly.   There are other not right things that were repetitively said at times about the child instead of believing the child could change and giving encouragement to the child.  

The truth is people are constantly molded and can change for the better.  It is healthy to change for the better.  The Bible says we are molded like a potter molds clay.  Those who believe this can refuse others who work to limit them- often unwittingly- and can continuously get molded for the better with hope of the beautiful thing they are to become.  “He makes everything beautiful in His own time,”  Ecclesiastes 3:11 from the Bible says. This beautiful truth causes hope and faith.  People who do not believe they can change with God for the better and do believe the lie that there is no hope and they can never change, can abuse themselves and others because they could get depressed, be reckless, and do stupid things because they believe lies and their hearts hurt so much.  With all the crime and stupidness- lack of common sense- evident in the US  culture; it is easy to see the detriment of believing lies.  

“Let your light so shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven,” Matthew 5: 16 from the Bible and Isaiah 58 show that Yahweh/ Yeshua/ our Creator has called us to good works.  This truth can help us do the good works and not cave in to lies that work to belittle who we are and what we can do with God.  Knowing the truth which the 1647 Old Deluder Act mandated US public education teach is powerful to show love and mercy.  This Act mandated Scripture be taught.  
The following is the Act and reference which stipulated the truth be taught.

“It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so that at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded and corrupted with false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers; and to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors. 
It is therefore ordered that every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to fifty households shall forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general, by way of supply, as the major part of those that order the prudentials of the town shall appoint; provided those that send their children be not oppressed by paying much more than they can have them taught for in other towns. 
And it is further ordered, that when any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders, they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university, provided that if any town neglect the performance hereof above one year that every such town shall pay 5 pounds to the next school till they shall perform this order.”
If people were taught the truth in the Bible, their faith in the truth would be more secure.  If they did what the Bible said, this world would have more love, kindness, and supernatural love of God and heaven on earth which is like Romans 14:17 says “the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”  Working to make more peace, love, and joy in the Holy Spirit-the truth of what we ought to do with Jesus- and refusing any lies, for instance, that would say one ought to get revenge or they needed money to be happy so they ought to steal instead of be humble and ask, would lower crime and be a blessing.
The truth that all of us are to “judge righteously and plead the cause of the poor and needy,” - Proverbs 31:9 in the Bible - can motivate anyone who believes this truth to do what they can to help those in need and get people who are harming others to stop.  Those who believe their purpose is to only have fun, make money, get intoxicated, control people, or some other lie, live a life with a motive that is a lie that harms themselves and society.  Helping people understand their calling to love God and people which translates into “judging righteously and pleading the cause of the poor and needy” -Proverbs 31:9- would help society at large.  People would be kinder to themselves and others.  When needing to be brave to stop evil, they can know that God has them covered and will protect them.  He is bigger than anything else.  We can be brave and do right for God; He can help us be brave with discretion to know which authorities to report what needs to be reported when needed.  This truth enacted by brave people wanting to do right can stop many harmful things.

In summary, believing the Bible, the truth of our Creator, and doing what it says overcomes evil with good.  I hope and pray we do the word of God, believe the truth, refuse lies, speak the truth in love, and make this world a place full of more good.  The truth is because of Jesus, we can with Him.  God be with you; may the Truth be known and believed.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Strategy to Stop Terrorists Who are Muslim

     The Quran - the Muslim faith book written around 615- teaches Jesus is a prophet.  Muslims respect Jesus yet are not allowed to read the Bible so they know only what the Quran says unless they read a smuggled Bible.

     If Muslims were taught Jesus' Good Samaritan teaching where Jesus says to love your neighbor as yourself and a neighbor can be of any faith, some would be convicted to stop persecuting Christians and others the Muslim faith deems infidels.  Let's teach.

     I believe the US ought to infiltrate Muslim media everywhere and urge Muslims to read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and the Good Samaritan teaching.  Also teaching Romans 14:17 which says the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy and explaining Paul who believed Jesus taught this would help terrorists repent and see they should work to show love, peace, and goodwill to everyone.

     Some in the US will say this endorses a religion.  I say this endorses education which brings peace.  Let's get educated more.

     Also, I have talked to Muslims about Jesus in this manner.  The people of Muslim faith were affected and want to know what Jesus says.  Jesus' teachings are documented around 60AD verses the Quran's 615AD.

     Thanks for reading.  Please urge our government and defense personnel to spread Jesus' Good Samaritan teaching to Muslims.  May the Truth set us free quickly.