Christian Head Covering

(I have been looking forward to Autumn, so I found this Sun Flower accent for my head covering at Hobby Lobby in their Fall Decore section!)

“Christians don’t wear head coverings!”

Have you ever seen a Nun? have you ever seen an Amish woman? These are two types of Christians that do wear head coverings, and there are others as well.

“Well,… that’s not for today.”

Really? Says who? 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 says:

I praise and appreciate you because you remember me in everything and you firmly hold to the <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28603a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28603a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>a<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28603a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]traditions [the substance of my instructions], just as I have passed them on to you. But I want you to understand that Christ is the head (authority over) of every man, and man is the head of woman, and God is the head of Christ. Every man who prays or <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28605b" data-link="[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28605b" data-link="[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>b<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28605b" data-link="[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]prophesies with something on his head dishonors his head [and the One who is his head]. And every woman who prays or prophesies when she has her <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606c" data-link="[c]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606c" data-link="[c]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>c<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606c" data-link="[c]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]head uncovered disgraces her head; for she is one and the same as the <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606d" data-link="[d]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606d" data-link="[d]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>d<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28606d" data-link="[d]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]woman whose head is shaved [in disgrace]. If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28607e" data-link="[e]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28607e" data-link="[e]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>e<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28607e" data-link="[e]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should cover her head. A man ought not have his head covered [during worship], since he is the image and [reflected] glory of God; but the woman is [the expression of] man’s glory. For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; for indeed man was not created for the sake of woman, but woman for the sake of man. 10 Therefore the woman ought to have a sign ofauthority on her head, <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28611f" data-link="[f]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28611f" data-link="[f]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>f<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28611f" data-link="[f]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]for the sake of the angels [so as not to offend them]. 11 Nevertheless, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as the woman originates from the man, so also man is born through the woman; and all things [whether male or female] originate from God [as their Creator]. 13 <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28614g" data-link="[g]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28614g" data-link="[g]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>g<sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-AMP-28614g" data-link="[g]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>]Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to offer prayer to God [publicly] with her head uncovered? 14 Does not common sense itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her ornament and glory? For her long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 Now if anyone is inclined to be contentious [about this], we have no other practice [in worship than this], nor do the churches of God [in general].

Yes,… that’s a lot to take in and understand, and there is definitely some confusion as to if long hair is a covering or not. So I would like to suggest a book that has really helped me understand this subject

This booklet has helped me the most, in understanding this subject more than any other. So much so, that I’ve considered purchasing several just to hand out!

I have personally been covering for five years now, not as a fashion show, but for prayer and humility. There is definitely something about covering when praying and studying the Bible! ❤️

“A Hunger For God” by John Piper.

First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I know we did. Our Son who is in the Military was able to come home for Christmas, and having everyone home means more to me than any material gift.

As most of you know I have been on a quest to understand and apply Fasting to my life. I have read some great book on the benefits of prayer and fasting such as “The Hidden Power Of Prayer And Fasting” by Mahesh Chavada, which is an excellent book! But I need to understand the ‘why’. I can go through the motions, but to understand why will make it much more appreciated and applicable. So I was reading The Passion Translation Bible, (his insight and understanding of Scriptures is jaw dropping,… literally!) trying to learn more about prayer and fasting when I came across Mark 9 where the disciples were not able to cure a boy tormented by a demon. As usual verse 29 stood out to me, but let’s start with verse 28, The Passion Translation, 28. “Afterwards, when Jesus arrived at the house, His disciples asked Him in private, “Why couldn’t we cast out the demon?” 29. He answered them, “This type of powerful spirit can only be cast out by fasting and prayer.” b

Footnote b is where it gets very interesting it says, “b 9:29 As translated from the Aramaic and some Greek manuscripts. Many reliable Greek texts leave out “fasting”. However, the word fasting was found on a fragment going back to the third century. (See also Isa. 58:6.) Our lives must be saturated with the Presence of God through prayer and fasting in order to conquer the evil that is in the world and hiding in the hearts of mankind.”

This is the part that caught my eye, “Our lives must be saturated with the Presence of God through prayer and fasting….” So fasting and prayer help to saturate our lives with His Presence!

So I did another search on that topic, prayer, fasting and The Presence of God,… and I found a book called, “A Hunger For God” by John Piper, that focuses just on that. In fact, the search also brought up the e-book! (Although I purchased a hard copy on Amazon quickly after reading some of this.)

Here is the link, if any of you want to understand prayer and fasting as I do. 🙂

https://document.desiringgod.org/a-hunger-for-god-en.pdf?ts=1446646561

Watching & Praying.

We have been, somewhat, taught how to pray. But my issue is that I don’t like “little” prayers that bring no results. My idea of prayer should be loving towards and for the person in oppression, but just a full outright armored invasion, and onslaught of the enemy. If the oppressor is going to keep people awake at night in fear, torment, pain, worry,… I figure I’m going to keep him up all night in fear, worry, torment and pain by calling on and working WITH The One who already paid the enemy a visit in hell after His death, disarmed the enemy, made a public display of them (satan and his demons) and has ALL power and authority! (See Ephesians 4:8-16, Colossians 3:14-15, Matthew 28:18) 

This will only happen when we learn to pray, worship, fast, and love Father God, Jesus The Christ and The Holy Spirit with all that we are, in a relationship with Him.

I started reading, “The Hidden Power Of Watching And Praying” by Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda. It’s going to be another EXCELLENT book by him!

Train like Rocky!

The words on this photo is so prophetic! We could learn so much spiritually, from Rocky and his trainer!No matter what the enemy throws at you, mentally, physically, spiritually, keep getting back up, keep pressing g into Father God! Keep praying! Keep fasting! Keep trusting Him! Keep seeking His Words, His heart, who He is and His Counsel! Trust Him, He is your Strengthener!

He has NEVER lost a battle! Let Him train you!!
John 14:12-12 AMP, “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do: and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. 13 And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as representing all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son. 15. If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands. 16. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever- 17. The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or KNOW and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.”
John 15:4-8 AMP, “Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. 6. If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. 7. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My Words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. 8. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.”
John 16:33 AMP “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”

Only Love Can Make A Miracle!

I LOVE his experiences!! It’s one thing to read a book about a subject, and it’s another thing to read about someone’s EXPERIENCES!Mahesh Chavda was a student of Derek Prince. They went together to many places and Ministered. I love Derek Prince, and if you do too, get Mahesh’s books. 

The next chapter in this book, is on Prayer and Fasting. But, I highly recommend you get his book, “The Hidden Power Of Prayer & Fasting” as well. Jaw dropping experiences fill that book!!

“… and I will heal their land.”

“… and I will heal their land.”
A lot of us feel the United States is going through some horrible things. 

First off, we certainly do not feel or act United at all. We have become so divided, self centered and broken that we barely seem to resemble The United States.

Confusion, rebellion, selfishness, oppression and idols have seem to take over. 

Words like “compassion”, “forgiveness” and “Truth”, let alone “Jesus The Christ” are almost repulsive and offensive to many.

Truth have been portrayed as lies, and lies have become portrayed as truth, just as right is now wrong, and wrong is now right.
But don’t give up, because there is a solution.

Our solution does not come from another leader. It won’t come from more revenue. It won’t come from a stronger Military. Our solution will not come from any person, period.

Our solution comes from Father God Almighty Himself, and He has told us how to come before Him for this matter.
Derek Prince says it so well:
By Derek Prince, Ministries.
Quote from the audio message, “A Call To Corporate Fasting.” By Derek Prince.
“Let me give you a favorite verse, 2 Chronicles 7:14. This is a promise. I’m not going into the background. It’s a promise given by God. I believe that to apply it to this situation is scriptural and legitimate, but I’m not going to take time to establish all that. Second Chronicles 7:14:

“If . . . My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

There’s an “if.” God says, “It depends on what My people do.” It says, “My people who are called by My name.” The Hebrew says literally, “Upon whom My name is called.” I believe that applies to us as Christians. Why are we Christians? Because the name of Christ is called upon us.
There are actually seven sections to that verse. There are four things that God requires His people to do and then there are three things that God says He will do in response. The four things that God asks His people to do are to humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways. On that basis, God says, “I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin—that’s the sin of My people—and I will heal their land.” It seems to me that’s where it’s at. We have talked a great deal about the healing of this land. God says there is a way. It depends on what My people do. If My people will do the four things, I’ll do the three things.” – Derek Prince
We need to be united. We need to humble ourselves before Father God. We need to desperately seek His Face through prayer and fasting.

This is the ONLY WAY America can truly become great again, through our submission to Father’s Will.
Suggested reading: “The Hidden Power Of Prayer & Fasting” by Mahesh Chavda.

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