Friday, April 28, 2023

Scripture Series: Power of the Holy Ghost Card---Join our Current Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, everyone!  A few days ago, we started another Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) as we feature another great Scripture Word Art (free for you to download at the WAW site).  However, what I'm posting today is the project that I made previously before this week's current challenge. I know it's extremely late but I want to share it anyhow as it may still bless somebody. It comes from 1 Peter 4:7 which says, "But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer."

This verse is very timely to the core issues we're dealing with in this country  nowadays. It's hard to ignore the many Bible prophecies that were fulfilled right before our eyes the past few years. As technology continues to advance, human beings annihilating themselves by what they created are becoming more apparent.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) featured in fantasy movies before are now an existential threat to humanity, as revealed by several famous tech leaders nowadays.  On the other hand---indecency, immorality and total insanity have saturated the minds of many political leaders and self-proclaimed intellectuals, influencers and Hollywood crazies.  They are living in all falsehood and are trying to convince everyone to abandon God's Word as an authority of Truth!  Those they managed to convince are spreading their poison through woke social media  who had given them a huge and unhinged platform.  Though their arguments made no sense at all, we had given them a chance to explain their insanity. But no matter how they tried to use big words to sound smart and logical, all they were able to do is spread more confusion.
The truth is that nowadays, I am sickened by "trans radicals" that would like to convince everyone that they are now a woman!  Yet no matter how many physical alterations they go through to change their outside appearance, a man cannot be a woman and a woman cannot be a man! Contrary to what human beings feel emotionally, God did not make any mistake.  God is never confused!  It is human beings that have sinned, betrayed his Maker and followed the devil in rebellion.  From then on, humanity was infected by the very nature of Satan.  Without a Savior, there's only eternal damnation for human kind.  But Jesus came to save us from sure death by way of the Cross so that by placing our faith in the victory He has won for us, we can be free from the shackles of Sin, Death and Satan.  Jesus paid for mankind's Sin so that anyone who comes to Him in repentance and accepts what Jesus accomplished at the Cross will be saved.  John 3:16 clearly says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." A new and personal relationship with Jesus Christ begins as we grow and walk in the wisdom that God's Word brings to us.  For we have to be very familiar with the genuine in order to identify the fake.  Know that we are surrounded with deceitful spirits, twisting and perverting our minds and our hearts to validate what is false and unpleasant in the sight of God.  False preachers show their true colors by abandoning the inerrancy of  the Bible to grow their congregation for money and influence.  They have adopted the ways of the world while using Jesus' name maliciously to cover up their demonic motives.  Sadly, not everybody claiming to be a Christian can discern that.  The truth is, we have to crucify ourselves from the world in order to understand and obey God.  Simply put, we have to yield to God, not Him yielding to us!  Psalm 12:6 says, "The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times." Likewise, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 
We have to respect and honor God and His Word, even if it's not convenient for us.  For God didn't tell us that following Him would be easy. However, once we desire to follow God wholeheartedly, we will see through the lies that seeks to devour us so we can boldly proclaim the truth. According to our highlighted verse, the end of all things is at hand.  Jesus told us what to expect these days so we can respond appropriately by being sober (clear/balance mind) and watchful in prayer.  God equips His saints (Born-again, John 3:3) with wisdom so that we'll know the right thing to do at any given situation. James 3:13-18 says, "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness."
For this Card, I used an image that I got from Amazon and colored it with my Ohuhu markers.  The base is a white A7 pre-cut card from Paper Studio.  The lacy circle was die-cut using Nestabilities and a perfect addition to highlight the Scripture Word Art for this Challenge.  I incorporated some nail-head gems from Imaginisce and some glitters from Stickles (Crystal). The sentiment I used inside  the card and on the envelope came from Stamp Simply Clear Stamp from the set called "Pretty Poppies." Lastly, I ran the panels through my sewing machine for some fancy and regular stitching. 




This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Crafty Catz---ATG/Things with Wings 
Crafty Gals---Easter/Spring

Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement.  As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter up to 5 times each week.  A wonderful prize awaits our winner from our lovely sponsor for this Challenge---Your Next Stamp ($20 e-GC).  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, be very vigilant, pray always and meditate on God's Word.  As long as God is seated on the throne, we are never without hope.  

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  1. A beautiful card Jo Ann - and such truth in your words!

  2. Lovely card Jo Ann. Thank you for sharing with us over at Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
    Wendy DT