Christian Can Rejoice Even When Facing Bad News

Stephen Nielsen

I have been feeling kind of bleak this morning in terms of the election results. My candidate is not doing as well as I thought he would. But I found good news in Psalm 112. For those who fear the Lord they can be happy and look up—even when facing bad news. I will highlight the verses that stood out to me (from the NLT).

v. 1. Happy are those who fear the LORD.

v. 4. When darkness overtakes the godly light will come bursting in.

v. 6. Such people [the righteous] will not be overcome by evil circumstances.

v. 7. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.

v. 8. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.

My Conclusion

I don’t have to fear bad news.

I will not be overcome by evil circumstances.

I will face…

View original post 3 more words

Posted in Reblogs | Leave a comment

A Cool Autumn Day

Stephen Nielsen

Over the creek bridge and through the woods.

I’m all bundled up.

A very smooth path.

The blue sky is most beautiful today.

Nearing the end of my trek.

View original post

Posted in Reblogs | Leave a comment

Living the Righteous Life – Matthew 6:1-4

Stephen Nielsen

Jesus, in Matthew 6:1-4, in His Sermon on the Mount, said…

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

2 “When therefore you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 “But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing 4 that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

This is a subject that, I think, is most problematic for Christians—how to live a righteous life before the world. It is problematic because our sinful pride seems to always creep in so that we want…

View original post 461 more words

Posted in Reblogs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Problem with Listening to Science

Stephen Nielsen

So many people these days are saying, “We need to listen to the science.”  I’m all for science, but sometimes science isn’t too scientific (or true); and sometimes we use science as an excuse to not do what is right or practical.

Evolution I think is the best example. Most of the world has chosen (or even is forced) to believe in evolution instead of creationism, because of science—because of all the science Darwin used to prove his theories. But did you know that there are many Christian scientists that reject Darwin’s theories and don’t believe they are scientific at all.

Or how about the science of climate change. How many times have those scientific theories been wrong? Now they are saying that we only have twelve years left on this earth—unless we do something about it, like “the new green deal.” Give me a break! Is it really science?…

View original post 150 more words

Posted in Reblogs | 2 Comments

Will Sudan Really Be Israel’s Friend?

Stephen Nielsen

Recently, both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have entered into a peace agreement with Israel. Now, just a day ago, Sudan has done the same. However, I have a good reason to think that Sudan, at some point, will back out of it. The reason I am doubting their peace commitment is because of bible prophecy. In the Ezekiel war, recorded for us in Ezekiel 38 and 39, Sudan is one of the invading countries, along with Russia, Turkey, Iran, Libya, Tunisia, and parts of Algeria.

Other nations, because of what is says in Ezekiel 38:13, will be at peace with Israel. These are closer nations: mainly Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Somalia, Qatar, UAE, and Bahrain. These are the nations that at the beginning of the invasion will question why the other nations are invading. They will say, “Have you come to capture spoil? Have…

View original post 177 more words

Posted in Reblogs | Leave a comment

Who Is to Blame for the Coronavirus?

Stephen Nielsen

Much of the media places the blame on Donald Trump, and even has called the virus “Trumpvirus.” But let’s get real. China is to blame. It was manufactured in China.

But if we look at it more broadly, I think we can call this virus a plague. And if we recall from the bible, plagues were always brought on people who sinned against God. Therefore, from a biblical perspective, plagues are a result of our sins of disobedience to God, and they are sent from God to punish our sin.

I took the time to do a little bible study. I found the word plague over 50 times in the bible.

In Exodus 11: 1-3 God brought plagues on Egupt for enslaving Israel.

In Lev. 26:2, Nu. 11:33, 14:37, 16:46-50, and 25:9 (and many more ref.), God brought plagues on Israel for sin and disobedience.

In Zech. 14:12-15, Rev…

View original post 527 more words

Posted in Reblogs | Leave a comment

The Purpose Of A Prayer Ministry

Stephen Nielsen

What the world could use most is prayer. But for some reason most of us don’t understand the value of prayer. We come up with all kinds of solutions to our problems, but we miss the most important one—prayer. Prayer is the best solution because it brings us directly to God and gives us the power of God.

God is calling us to prayer. He invites us to His throne, and He says to us, “Call on Me and I will answer you,” “Come to Me and I will give you rest.” Moreover, He searches continually for the faithful, like Abraham, Moses, and Daniel who will sacrificially stand in the gap before Him (Ezek. 22:30).

But there are so few these days that are faithful in prayer. And there are so few preachers who preach and teach and model prayer. Peter Wagner, in his research, has found that 80% of…

View original post 512 more words

Posted in Ministry of Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts, Reblogs | Tagged | 2 Comments

My Autumn Adventure

Stephen Nielsen

I take a short cut on a narrow path up the hill.

Walking through the fallen leaves down the sky trail.

Looking down from above at the winding creek.

On the main trail. A biker ahead.

There are resting benches all along, but I pass them by.

A gorgeous day, trekking along on the winding trail.

I especially like the white birch trees, adding contrast and beauty to the picture.

View original post

Posted in Reblogs | 1 Comment

Things that Get Us Going

Stephen Nielsen

Garfield says it all. Thank God for hot coffee and teddy bears. Well, maybe just hot coffee.

View original post

Posted in Reblogs | Leave a comment

News Sources Spin Hunter Biden Laptop News

Stephen Nielsen

The most recent Hunter Biden news is that Hunter abandoned his laptop at a Delaware repair shop in 2015, and only now we are hearing that the FBI has retrieved the very damaging information; and the shop owner also gave copies of the emails and intimate photos to Rudi Giuliani. I can’t go into any detail about what was in those emails, only that it is very damaging to the Biden’s. But I want to say here that this…

News that recently came out in the Washington Post, wouldn’t be that reliable if it wasn’t for the following reasons:

1) The obvious coverup by Facebook and Twitter. Almost immediately they shut down the Washington Post story, broadcasting to the world that there was definitely something very damaging that they don’t want the world to discover about the Bidens, and really the entire Biden family, headed by Joe Bidden.

2) The…

View original post 117 more words

Posted in Reblogs | Leave a comment