When Your Heart Says You are Depressed, Question it, and Remind it of All God Is and has Promised. Talk With Self

“The main problem in the whole matter of “spiritual depression” in a sense is this – we allow our “self” to talk to us instead of “talking to ourself.”  Most unhappiness in life is due to the fact that we “listen to ourselves” instead of “talking to ourselves.”  David, in effect, says, “Self, listen for a moment to what I have to say – why are you so cast down?”  The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself, question yourself, and preach to yourself – you must remind yourself who God is, and what God has done, and what God has promised to do”

From the Book “SPIRITUAL DEPRESSION”

by Martyn Lloyd-Jones- 
(1899 – 1981)

Depression is real. I would even say that at times feeling depressed is temporarily appropriate. Those times may even drag for a while. Days or even years. 

God is real too, and so are His promises. 

Even in death , believers in Christ as Lord, Savior, and God can claim victory. Its sure. 

13In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

14whofn is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:13, 14 The Bible

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Watch “Vlog 37 – The Power of Prayer, a Reprieve from Pain” on YouTube

Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is fighting stage 4 stomach cancer.

This video is amazing. You can witness what God is taking one man through and you can see what God is doing in his life. We get a glimpse into what God is possibly working, the pressures that Nabeel is facing ,the potential character only God can bring and the changes only God can make in a person’s life.

I pray for Nabeel for God to totally heal him. Nabeel is unique person in many ways a soldier for Christ whose heart is dedicated to increasingly loving God with all that is in him even as his bodily strength is reduced by chemotherapy and is challenged by pain and suffering and weakness. Nabeel continues to declare his love for God and at times seems to do so to a higher degree even as he becomes weaker! Yet God is doing something amazing, and God is working in wonderful ways in this man’s suffering. Perhaps he will be completely healed of his cancer.

For those of us who watch Nabeel updates as he goes through the valley of the shadow of death fighting cancer we get glimpses and insights their unique and will be treasured forever.

Those of you who do not know Nabeel need to know that he was raised strict Muslim and in medical school converted to Christianity through his friend David Wood whose videos are also on YouTube.

What I have seen Nabeel going through seems very much like what Christ endured during his 40 days of fasting in the desert. As His extreme weakness and His Faith are being tempted, His great strength is being formed far beyond human capability, faith that is in God alone through Christ alone.

If you watch this video you will do yourself and your friends a great service. I challenge you to watch through the times of obvious weakness and you’ll be rewarded by great Faith. You will witness faith in God rise above great human suffering.

You will see a unique and unspeakable truth come through in this video. The Love that grows stronger and more evident when tested, a love that identifies with Christ who’s suffering makes knowing God possible for all that place their faith in Jesus and His cross, and His sacrifice to pay for our sin.

Islamophobia is Only a Phobia if there is Nothing to Fear – How Do We Know Islam is a Religion of Peace? 

Let’s start the discussion we should have had long ago.

Is Islam a religion of peace? Yes or no

And

How do we know? What is the basis for our conclusion?

A rational civil discussion. 

Insults and crude language we be sandblasted off this post, as will ridicule. 

God’s Messanger to Muslims Does “The Case for Christ” Movie Review” David Wood on YouTube

“The Case for Christ” movie follows the life of a Chicago Sun Times investigative journalist Lee Stroeble who specializes in court cases. His wife has just become a Christian and he is an atheist so he puts his court case investigative journalism skills to use to prove the biblical stories about Christ are not true, but becomes a Believer instead.

Finally a movie with the quality of acting, cinematography, and direction that are fitting to the message of Christ. Not since “The Passion of the Christ” have we seen a Christian movie garner this acclaim.

You should take your Christian friends, you’re atheist friends your non-Christian friends, your skeptic friends, your Muslim friends,  and everyone to see this movie. Christian pastors should buy tickets and give them to the congregation and tell him don’t wait for the DVD, this movie deserves you to see it in the theater.

“I’m now convinced that Christian movies don’t have to suck” David Wood

Watch Nabeel’s Vlog The Trials of Cancer Radiation-and He Encourages Us !

Nabeel Qureshi, Muslim turned Christian theologian, apologist and author, gives us an update after completing radiation therapy for stage 4 stomach cancer. 

He invites us to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. To experience the love of God through Christ who died for our sins and lives as a testament of His power over death and hell.

Nabeel also announced that he and Ravi Zacharias will tour Asia together and write a book together as they tell others about Jesus Christ and God’s gift of life eternal through faith in Christ as Savior. 

God Bless

Dear Muslim – Citizens and Refugees – Read “Seeking Allah,Finding Jesus, by Nabeel Qureshi

When Muslims flee Muslims to predominantly Christian countries for refuge, the claim that Islam is a Peaceful Religion dies a thousand deaths for every “good”Muslim that bad Muslims chase away.
The world is watching millions of refugees flee Islam, each refugee is a testament to the terror of Islam.

It is frustrating.
Well meaning and good people actually defending Islam unknowingly contribute to Muslim suffering .
We debate if Islam is a peaceful religion, when in fact it is both extremes.
This one thing will always reveal it as evil in the end. “No other God but Allah and no other religion but Islam” is the single most important objective in Islam, and this objective is drummed into Muslims through daily calls to prayer five times a day and broadcast from Mosques even in America. Islam demands no seperation of church and state. It is antithetical to democracy and freedom of speech. Islam beliefs call for jihad until the whole world is subdued for Allah. Only through thoughtful study of the Quran ,Hadiths, and the history of Muhammad and Islam that we can see Islam for what it really is.
Good Muslims flee bad Muslims and come to other countries, but bad Muslims eventually follow.
Good Muslims need to throw off the shackles of Islam for a completely peaceful religion, Christianity.

The most frustrating thing about talking to others about Islam, is that Islamic scriptures and commentaries are so violent and revolting to the civilized mind that quoting them sounds like lies to whoever hears you quote them. “No way is that true!” I repeatedly hear this from people who blindly defend Islam.

Yes. We dare not imagine an evil so unnatural, it inevitably engenders disbelief and denial. I get that. Why would anyone create a religion of violence and hate? But see it for what it really is. The World Trade Center fell as thousands of innocent people died and millions watched in disbelief, all of which was the result of a cult of hate.

Dear Muslim refugees. In the spirit of Christian love, I compel you to become Christian and flee from Islam, and be reconciled to God through faith in Christ. You have been lied to by your teachers.
God is a Father to all of mankind, and Jesus Christ is God Incarnate.
Your window of opportunity of freedom to choose your religion will not linger long if Islam follows you here. The Mosques and Imams will follow, and the daily prayers will drum once again from daybreak to sunset, and you and your loved ones will be lost. Now is the hour, today is the day.
Come to God through belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ, God incarnate. Only perfection can dwell with God. Only God is perfect. Only God could pay our sin debt on the cross.

“I am the way the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.”

Watch “Leaving Islam: Volume Two (David Wood)” on YouTube

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