Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Welcome to my mind.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Scott's 2013 Resurrection Sunday Dinner

The Lord is our provider. 

Jesus made this day sweet!



God is good!



HE IS RISEN!!! HE GOT UP! PRAISE GOD!


Up early like the women who missed His presence. HE HAS RISEN! Just when satan and his demons were partying, thinking that they had gotten their way over mankind, Jesus had another plan........HE GOT UP!


Baruch Atah Adonai!  Bless the One who comes in the name of the Lord. 

Thank you Yeshua! Jesus! Lord of Lords! King of Kings!

Amen

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Holy-Day weekend!


Good Saturday Morning! 

I pray that your weekend is a blessed one. Christians all around the World are excited about this weekend. This is the celebratory weekend of Jesus dying on the Cross for us to be free from sin, hell and death. Then He resurrected and got Victory over the enemy...just for us! Isn't that exciting? We don't have to fight by ourselves anymore. We already have Victory in Jesus our Savior forever. 

A lot of times our battles come from our own flesh. Jesus helps us get Victory over that as well....praise God. In times of attack, I feel comforted by Psalms 92:11 and have written it all over my window sills and doorways, which reads as follows:


Psalm 92:11

11  Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.



Enjoy your Holy-Day!

Rev Essie


Friday, March 29, 2013

The Final Passover


 
In the BAG

The Final Passover

 

I am risking getting in trouble with some of you who search for esoteric revelations in the Old Testament but I do want to remind you, the gospel is meant to be simple enough for a child.  Sometimes we make this way more difficult than it should ever be.  So when was the final Passover?  That occurred the day Jesus was nailed to the cross, took on your sins and mine and died a death He never should have died.  But wait, maybe we need a little background.  The Passover was first instituted on the night of the final plague that hit Egypt years ago when they still held Israel in captivity.  Pharaoh had so hard heartedly told both God and Moses that he would not let the people go.  God then announced one last plague, the death of the first born in all of Egypt.  No one would be exempt from this plague, not even the Israelites, unless there was lamb's blood brushed on the doorposts of their home.  This would cause the death angel to pass over their home, hence the name Passover.  It was in immediate response to this plague that Pharaoh released the Israelites to go and they were even allowed to plunder spoils from Egypt.  Ever since Jews had eaten unleavened bread and bitter herbs to remind them of their captivity.  They ate these things dressed in traveller's clothing to remind them of the immediateness in which their forefathers had to leave following the plague.  It was a most triumphant celebration of God's deliverance.  However, as God instituted this festival and tradition, it was all symbolically pointing to something more substantive.   The writer of Hebrews reminds us that the blood of rams, lambs, goats, doves, etc; cannot cover sins forever.  There needed to be a sacrifice once and for all.  Hence a little over 2000 years ago at the final passover celebration Jesus, the only man to live perfectly, offered Himself up as the final Lamb to be sacrificed for the sins, not just of the Jewish people, but the world.

Jesus' Qualifications as the Lamb

Many don't understand how Jesus could qualify as the sacrifice for our sins.  Just as the lamb had to be a spotless, flawless animal for sacrifice, Jesus also met this qualification by living without sin and never yielding to temptations.  Some like to argue that Jesus was part God and makes Him an unfair sacrifice but scripture teaches that Jesus relinquished all of His powers as God and restricted Himself purely to the strengths and flaws of the flesh.  He displayed through His life how to overcome the weaknesses of the flesh and maintained a perfect life.  How?  Hebrews tells us that Jesus did this through the power of the Holy Spirit.  By knowing the Father's plan through being sensitive to listening to His voice, Jesus carried out the Father's plan ONLY with the help of the Holy Spirit.  Herein lies a secret for us as believers that we too can overcome but we need the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Miracle of the Final Passover

What is perhaps the most striking piece to the final Passover is the miracle of Jesus' survival to the cross.  As you study scripture you find that it teaches that Jesus was beaten and mutilated through man forms of abuse The Passion of the Christ is very deserving of it's R rating for the abuse that Jesus went through but according to God's Word this movie still does not come close to the abuse that Jesus took.  Isaiah 52 talks about the physical abuse Jesus took, and if you study Roman customs and the equipment they would use, you wonder even more about Jesus survival.  The cat of nine tails was frequently utilized in the beatings issued by the Romans.  This was a whip with nine different strands on the end and to make it more brutal the Romans would attach metal shards, hooks, or glass so that when the whip hit, as they pulled it back it would rip the flesh.  Some who were beaten, according to Roman accounts, not near as badly as Jesus, you could see their inner organs the beatings were so brutal.  So how does Jesus survive?  His life of perfection is the answer.
to the point that He was unidentifiable.  I know

Scripture teaches the the wage of sin is death.  Why do we die?  Sin.  Problem with Jesus was, He was
sinless, Hallelujah!   Jesus survives the tortures of the Romans because He simply can't die according to the laws of God.  No matter how disfigured He becomes, His physical body cannot defy the spiritual laws of God.  This is also one of two different displays of power Jesus uses here to let the world know that NO ONE is taking His life, He is truly laying it down Himself.  The first thing He did to flex His muscles was when the guards came to get Him.  John 18 shows us that when the guards ask if He is Jesus of Nazareth, when Jesus responds, just His response knocks them back off their feet.  Again, a sign that no one was taking His life, He was giving it.  And here in the midst of His torture He still flexes his muscle as He just will not die.  Only as Jesus hangs on the cross and cries out, "It is finished," does His body become eligible to die because at this point He has had to take on the sins of the world.  As you study scripture you find it is not too much longer after this that He commits His Spirit in the hands of the Father.  But this is only part of the miracle.

Three days later we see the results of what happens when the Laws of God are broken.  You see, while Jesus died because He willingly laid down His life to take on our sins, HE STILL NEVER SINNED.  His death broke the Laws of God which in turn allowed Him to have power over DEATH.  The prince of Darkness who controlled death up to this point had abused his power and misused the authority he had and here Lucifer's authority over death was REVOKED.  This is why in numerous places the scripture teaches about Jesus having power over Death, Hell and the Grave.  The final piece of the Passover miracle is of course the resurrection of Christ.

The Heart Wrencher

I think that what is perhaps the most gut wrenching thing about this is a scripture we have left out thus far.  Jesus, when He did all of this, knew how sinful we were and are.  He knows our lowest points.  He knows our discouragements.  He sees our most dispicable sins.  Yet knowing all this the Bible says He still loves us. Knowing all of this He still died for us.  Friend, there ain't nobody that has done anything for you like Jesus.  The Devil would like so much to convince you that whatever sins you have committed or are addicted to are too big for God, but the Devil is also the one who didn't know the full powers of God and miscalculated his plan and lost at Calvary.  If you don't know Jesus, He LONGS to know you.  He ALREADY knows you!  He LONGS for your relationship.

A Final Thought

If you want to know Jesus, I am not going to tell you to go somewhere and find someone to help you, I am going to help you here and now because now is the time for salvation.  Pray with me this prayer:

Father,

Thank you so much for loving me enough to send your Son to die for me, an undeserving sinner.  I confess to you I am a sinner.  However, I also place my faith and belief in the truth that Jesus died and rose again for me and I ask Him into my heart.  Cleanse me.  Make me whole.  Fill my deep voids.  Come into my life and seal me with your Spirit.  Thank you for saving me.  Help me to remain faithful.  In Jesus Name, AMEN.

If you prayed this prayer and meant it with sincerity I welcome you into an eternal family that loves you and I encourage you to find a Bible believing church where you live.   Happy Resurrection Day!

The Old Rugged Cross



"The Old Rugged Cross"

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross
The emblem of suff'ring and shame
And I love that old Cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain

So I'll cherish the old rugged Cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

Oh, that old rugged Cross so despised by the world
Has a wondrous attraction for me
For the dear Lamb of God, left his Glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary

So I'll cherish the old rugged Cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

In the old rugged Cross, stain'd with blood so divine
A wondrous beauty I see
For the dear Lamb of God, left his Glory above
To pardon and sanctify me

So I'll cherish the old rugged Cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

To the old rugged Cross, I will ever be true
Its shame and reproach gladly bear
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away
Where his glory forever I'll share

So I'll cherish the old rugged Cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged Cross
And exchange it some day for a crown

Happy Good Friday!



Matthew 27:23-31

23  And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

24  When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

25  Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

26  Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

27  Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

28  And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

29  And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30  And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

31  And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Do you have any suspended coffee?


PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN. JUST DO THIS SMALL THING FOR ANOTHER AND ASK YOUR LOCAL SHOP ABOUT IT. ♥

This story will warm you better than a coffee in a cold winter day !

We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we're aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter :
'Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended'
They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend:
'What are those 'suspended' coffees ?'
'Wait for it and you will see'
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four 'suspended'. While I still wonder what's the deal with those 'suspended' coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
'Do you have a suspended coffee ?'

It's simple – people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ?
If you own a business why don't you offer it to your clients…I am sure many of them will like it 




Fwd: [NewBirthMinistries] Pray for China.



Begin forwarded message:

From: Esther Scott <revessie@me.com>
Subject: [NewBirthMinistries] Pray for China.
Date: March 28, 2013 10:53:07 AM EDT
To: NewBirthMinistries Group <NewBirthMinistries@yahoogroups.com>


I had an odd dream that there were unattended babies and hungry men in China as though a great catastrophe had happened. Pray for them.

Do you have any suspended Coffee?


 


PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN. JUST DO THIS SMALL THING FOR ANOTHER AND ASK YOUR LOCAL SHOP ABOUT IT. ♥

This story will warm you better than a coffee in a cold winter day !

We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we're aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter :
'Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended'
They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend:
'What are those 'suspended' coffees ?'
'Wait for it and you will see'
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four 'suspended'. While I still wonder what's the deal with those 'suspended' coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
'Do you have a suspended coffee ?'


It's simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? 
If you own a business why don't you offer it to your clients...I am sure many of them will like it :)

I've heard it all.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fwd: esther sent you a stickman

This is the cutest thing I've ever done online. I think you'll like it. Just sending for fun.

God bless
Rev Essie


esther drew a stickman at the Draw a Stickman: Episode 1 website and thinks you might want to draw your own!

esther says:

Check out this website!

Draw your own stickman in this funny, 3-minute adventure.

Play the Adventure

Or copy and paste this link into your browser:

http://www.drawastickman.com/episode1?o=66-69-32-67-82-69-65-84-73-86-69s66-89-58-32-84-72-69-32-66-65-78-68-69-69


Good Wednesday Morning! 27Mar13

 


I am praying for us all asking God to have His way in our lives, to chastise us when we need chastised, to teach us when we need taught and to continue to fight our battles for us which we cannot do ourselves. 

During this time of Passover, may you stop and take time to listen to His still, small voice to hear that which the Lord speaketh to your heart. This is a very important time of the year for believers. If we do not make it "The Norm" our lives will not be "the norm" and God will add and multiply graciously. 

Remember to keep the humble and hurting in prayer. Pray for the children. What example do they have today? If it weren't for Jesus, they would not have much. Pray for the sick and shut in, the orphan and the widow. Remember those who are incarcerated whether physical, mental or emotional. They live in a daily hell that not only destroys their spirit but the spirits of those who love them.

Father God, forgive us of our shortcomings. Thank you for being our God, the One that we can talk to at any time of the day or night. Thank you Jesus for fighting our battles for us. Through your Blood and Name we always get Victory. We pray for the Peace of Israel and those grafted in Lord. We pray for our leaders around the world that they seek your guidance in all situations. May those who have given their hearts to evil see that they are missing the mark and turn to the Lord that can help them rule nations, governments and countries. In Jesus name, we bind whatever is not of you Lord. Amen.

Have a very blessed day,

Rev Essie



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Passover!

 


You are blessed! Praying for us all. 

Fwd: Prayer Request for FGAI Prayer Warrior Team 3/26/13

 





Please pray for the following requests.  Rev Essie


Grace and Peace to all...

We have some prayer request....
Susan..... the fellow she was dating.... passed away suddenly... please pray for her... she is a sister in Christ...
Ann.... a sister  in Christ... problem with her ear... pray for healing..

Rev. June Matuszak..
Has a prayer request for Debbie.. a sister in the Lord.. her husband has divorced her, leaving her with bills to pay, 
Pray that the Lord will provide for her needs, financially, spiritually and mentally.  Also that her landlord.. would allow
her to keep a pet dog... it would help her during this time..

May you all have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.... 

 



In His Service,
Pastor Eleanor Del Balso
FGA Prayer Warrior Team Coordinator


Monday, March 25, 2013

Smooth Jazz 24'7 on SKY.FM

Smooth Jazz 24'7 on SKY.FM

What I see out of my Balcony window. 25Mar13




Rev Scott via BlackBerry®

Sending you some of our Western, Pa. USA snow!

Good Monday Morning! 25Mar13




In every generation they rise up to destroy us, but the Holy Blessed One saves us from their hand!
Passover Haggadah
שֶׁבְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר עוֹמְדִים עָלֵינוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנוּ, וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מַצִּילֵנוּ מִיָּדָם
הגדה של פסח

sheh-bi-KHOL door va-DOOR ome-DEEM ah-LAY-noo li-kha-lo-TAY-noo, vi-ha-KA-dosh ba-ROOKH hoo mah-tzee-LAY-noo mi-ya-DAM

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Surprise! Muslims want to approve Solomon's Temple. Whaaaaat?

 


No power is greater than Jesus' power!

Great health lately, happy to be alive for Jesus. No weapon formed against me ever prospers......I think it's going to be a great day!

Happy Palm Sunday! God bless you in Jesus name. And if you don't know Him, get to know Him. Repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. No power can withstand the Power of Jesus Christ. Even though some may hate you, the Power of Jesus Christ keeps you safe. He places a hedge of protection around you that is like no other. 

Got Jesus?

Have a great day,

Rev Essie

My Challah Bread


Just made my own version of Challah Bread. Only 3 strands though since it was my first time. Warm and buttery. I am so proud of myself...Lol. I don't know what's getting into me to do all of this baking lately. 



Rev Scott via BlackBerry®

Saturday, March 23, 2013

We bless you Lord


Lifting all prayer requests to Jesus today as He sits on the right hand of God. Who are we to say that He came down from God's right hand to visit us? When He comes back, we will go with Him. Beware when people say that they saw Jesus "here!... and there!" 


Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)



Mark 16:19

19  So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.


Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. (Luke 22:69)


Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. (Acts 2:33)


Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. (Acts 5:31)


But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, (Acts 7:55, 56)

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (Romans 8:34)


If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1)


But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; (Hebrews 10:12)


Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)


Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. (1 Peter 3:22)

 

Have a great day. 

Rev Essie

Good Saturday Morning! 23Mar13….already.

 Good Morning!

Ha! Don't you wish that we could have wonderful drinks outside here in Western, Pa. I know that you who live in warmer climates may be able to but not here. They are talking snow for approximately 2 more weeks. We are having 20 degree nights and 40 degree days. (Somewhat). Anywhoooo.....

I pray that you have a nice day. May God's favor wrap around you and keep you warm. 

Rev Essie

My American Legion Cover


 My old American Legion cover. I was the Adjutant and practically ran the building. Twas fun. Loved being in the parades. 


Rev Scott via BlackBerry®

Friday, March 22, 2013

HEY YOU! THINK POSITIVE.

 



 
 THINKING POSITIVE
 
The enemy wants you to focus on health issues so that you can feel lessened in life and not accomplish anything spiritual. I bind him in Jesus name. What you focus on magnifies. Totally concentrate on Phillipians 4:8 and 9 


Philippians 4:8-9

 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.


You will live free and happy and enjoy every day of your life. I am praying for your healing physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually to come quickly in Jesus name. I see a Great Spiritual Storm within you that can blow away evil so quickly that it would make the devil's head spin.

Blessings,

Rev Essie