Monthly Archives: July 2018

Cloven Tongues of Fire

20150523_bkp504
And, being assembled together with them, Commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the Promise of the Father, which, said He, you have heard of Me. John truly baptized with water; but you shall be Baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” Acts 1:4-5
 
No where in Scripture does it say the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is not for today. Throughout Scripture those who were Baptized with the Holy Spirit spoke in other tongues as the Spirit of God gave them the utterance.  
All Believers are commanded to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit.  On the day of Pentecost, 120 Believers were Baptized with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues ALL AT THE SAME TIME.  Today there are many religious folk who go crazy when they hear several Saints praying and worshipping in tongues at the same time and claim it is out of order.  I can only imagine what their reaction would have been on the day of Pentecost.

And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:2-4

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for today.  The initial evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is speaking in unknown tongues.  When praying in tongues, we speak unto God and magnify His many wonderful works (Acts 2:11).  I am not speaking here of the gift of tongues and interpretation as in the Gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) but of tongues as our prayer language as in the day of Pentecost.

Praying in tongues edifies the Believer.

He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:4

This is the rest wherewith the weary are refreshed.

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people. 12 To whom He said, This is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.” Isaiah 28:11-12

Many have been taught this refreshing is not for today but Jesus commanded His Disciples, of which we are, to wait on the Promise of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes waiting is hard.  Yet because of one man’s importunity, his friend got up and gave him that which he was seeking. It was not because he was a friend but because of his persistent requests that his wishes were granted.

And He said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needs.

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

10 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?” Luke 11:5-13

Keep asking.  Keep seeking. The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is for all Believers and the initial evidence is speaking in other tongues.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:17-18

This is that which the Prophet Joel spoke of.  That latter rain is coming.  Many can hear the sound.  Many are sounding the alarm.  There is a harvest who will be swept in by the power of God as His Laborers; His preachers, teachers and prophets, endued with the power of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit for service, lift up the Banner of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to a lost and dying world.

Keep seeking.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Contend for the Faith

contend-for-the-faith_t_nv

Woe unto you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered.” Luke 11:52

Woe unto those who take away the key of knowledge, the Word of God, and substitute their own vain commandments for biblical doctrine.   Woe unto those who received not the love of the Truth and entered not in themselves.  Woe unto those who hinder the  Body of Christ from knowing Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe and choose to seduce the lusts of their flesh with talent shows, movie nights and various methods of humanistic psychology to deliver the bound from the sin which so easily besets, the basis of which is nothing more than distraction from sin.

Let me be clear, distraction does not deliver one from the bondage of sin.  If such were so, the Cross of Christ was in vain.  Man cannot deliver man.  Man’s methods cannot deliver man.  Furthermore, cloaking man’s methods in Scripture will not deliver man.

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:13-15

Jesus Christ delivered us from the wiles of the devil on Calvary’s Cross.  Our faith there, in His finished work, gives the Holy Spirit latitude to superintend that which He is commissioned to do…quicken us together with Jesus whereby we are free of the power of sin.  IN Christ Jesus we are free from the Law of Sin and Death and given dominion over the sin which so easily besets us.  The Holy Spirit will not superintend the work of man’s methods to overcome sin, no matter our level of sincerity. 

The movement of the modern church to remove the Bible from the services, exhorting them to not even bring a Bible to church, is akin to the “lawyers” of which Jesus spoke of in Luke 11:52.  Many have sat silently while the Word of God has been removed from the church and replaced with the thoughts of man through the various translations deemed as more relevant.  Man’s thoughts of God’s Word are not more relevant than God’s Word.

16 ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Woe unto those who sit silently while the doctrines of biblical Christianity are being hindered and exhorted not to the people.  We must contend for the faith which was given unto us and refuse to be a door mat for the devil.

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:3-5

There are those who will turn the Grace of God into a license to sin and deny the power of God to overcome.  Why? Because the devil wants to hinder our faith in the Cross of Christ to break the power of sin which leads to the destruction of one’s faith in the Cross of Christ to pay the penalty of sin.  The devil corrupts the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and when we Christians, those who are called by His Name, fail to try the spirits and search the Scripture to see whether these things be so, we fall into the snare of satan and are deceived.  Seeing we see not. Satan’s purpose is to kill, steal and destroy our testimony of faith in the Cross of Christ to deliver us from the wiles of the devil…but Jesus Christ came so that we may have life and life more abundantly.

The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

Choose life.  Hinder not.  Earnestly contend for the faith.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

The Good Part

91e44e0d919203b1f4cb08a8bd8cfb78

38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that He (Jesus) entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.

39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His Word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42

Many years I spent toiling in the world.  Then the day came that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  Still daily was the grind after I was saved until I almost lost everything I toiled over.  My business was gone.  My boyfriend of many years gone and there I sat.  Not understanding what was going on nor what was going to happen, I chose the “Good Part”….Jesus Christ.  Months on end I spent in His Word, looking unto Him and He would author and finish my faith.  Months on end, He would supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Months on end, I chose to seek Him first.

Those months have now turned into years.  Since then the Lord has given me so much more than I could ever imagine.  A God fearing husband and a home filled with love.  Family and friends who have blessed me; both young and old. There are still troubles but the peace of God is my strong tower and I will not be shaken.  He is my refuge.

“28 Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For My Yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Choose the “Good Part” and you will find rest unto your soul.

-Donna Clark Warren

Only Believe

art grunge vintage texture backgroundFor God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Religion has led untold millions to hell because they have declared unto the people another gospel and another Jesus.  Many have a false sense of Salvation because they partially believe in the Atonement.  For example, many believe in the Cross of Christ AND water baptism for Salvation.  Others believe in the Cross of Christ and speaking in tongues are the only requirements for Salvation; being a member of a particular church may be a condition of their Salvation…the list goes on and on of man made doctrines added to the Cross of Christ for Salvation.

What happens in these particular instances is their faith is in the Cross of Christ for partial Atonement and their “part” (whatever it may be) for complete Atonement.  No where in the Word of God does it teach that the Cross of Christ was a partial Atonement.  God forbid no!

For by Grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Partial belief is in fact no belief at all.  Ask those who believe in the partial Atonement if they believe in the Cross of Christ and they will vehemently declare their belief.  Sadly they don’t understand that their partial belief is in reality no belief at all.  We either believe the Cross of Christ is sufficient unto our Salvation or we don’t.

17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

18 He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:17-18

We either believe in the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God Who took away the sins of the world for whosoever will believe and broke the power of sin for whosoever has freely chosen to believe and nothing else…or we don’t, partial belief is no belief at all.

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” 1 Cor. 2:2

-Donna Clark Warren

Resurrection Power

imagesTH6O24LD

We have too many professing Christians who profess “God” yet they do not study His Word. The god they know is the god being preached to them from behind the pulpit or declared in the world throughout the week in a vain attempt of “goodness”.  This god turns a blind eye to evil and calls it good.  This god is not holy nor righteous.  These professing Christians do not know the difference between the God of the Bible, the only TRUE God, and the god of whom they have heard because they have not searched the Scriptures to see if those things which were declared as doctrine were indeed so.

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11

Sadly, the majority of the Church do not understand the Atonement, Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  They have been taught that Jesus died spiritually and went to hell, fought the devil and won.  God forbid NO!  Jesus was not saved in hell, which is what this doctrine teaches without actually saying such.  There was no fight in hell. Resurrection power was not manifested in hell. Redemption was not met in hell when Jesus “won” some supposed fight.  That is utter heresy but that is what many believe.  The resurrection power of which they seek, they are looking for it in hell…literally, where they believe the battle for our soul was won.  Friends, this is not the Jesus of the Bible.

 “For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the Power of God.” 1 Cor. 1:18.

The Resurrecting Power of God is found in the Cross of Jesus Christ.  If we are not spiritually buried with Jesus in His Death on Calvary’s Cross, where the penalty of our sin was paid (NOT in hell where many have been taught the penalty of sin was “won” or earned), our faith has been redirected, the Gospel corrupted into another gospel, Jesus into another Jesus and we are cursed (Galatians 1:8-9).  This is the devil’s purpose; the leaven which leavens the whole lump.

“3 Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His Death?

Therefore we are buried with Him by Baptism into Death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His Death, we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:3-6

As a believing sinner accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they are planted together in the likeness of His death where the penalty of sin was paid. They believe and understand the Atonement for Salvation.  They believe and understand Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for whosoever will believe, He was Resurrected 3 days later and now sits at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.  The believing sinner believes all of these facts about Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done, and because of such they are planted together in the likeness of His Death.

Then comes the sincere religious mouthpiece the devil uses to direct our faith anywhere but the Cross of Christ to now break the power of sin in our lives.  Remember, the penalty of sin was paid by Jesus Christ on the Cross but now they want to help us “live right”, which is the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  You see, the same work of Jesus which paid the penalty of sin on Calvary’s Cross as the Sacrificial Lamb of God, also broke the power of sin in the Believer’s life.  The Cross of Christ has a two fold victory for the Believer.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the Law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14

When our faith is placed in the Resurrection to break the power of sin in our lives, our faith is misdirected.  In other words, faith in Jesus’ Resurrection for the resurrected life we are promised in God’s Word is not where the power of sin was broken.  Remember, the Power of God is in the Cross of Christ (1 Cor. 1:18).

This does not mean we do not believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  God forbid no, no, no!!  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a GIVEN because of Who He is, God manifest in the flesh.  Jesus’ Resurrection is proof that every sin was paid in full and it’s power broken.  However, our faith isn’t in the proof of the “Act”, if I can use that word for the Atonement, but it’s in the Act itself…Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  If our faith is in the evidence of things seen, it’s not faith.

The Atonement for our Salvation was made by Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross as the Sacrificial Lamb of God.  It is there that we are planted at Salvation and it is there that we remain.  Daily denying ourselves and reckoning ourselves dead unto sin, crucified with Christ; no longer a servant of sin but a partaker in God’s Divine Nature, walking in newness of life.  This is our cross to bear.  It is not a curse but a blessing.  Jesus bore the curse for us who believe…now we follow Him.

And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

 

 

Forgiven Much

87f876dc4a6980778d539d4451521aab

44 And He (Jesus) turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, See you this woman? I entered into your house, you gave Me no water for My Feet: but she has washed My Feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

45You gave Me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss My Feet.

46 My Head with oil you did not anoint: but this woman has anointed My Feet with ointment.

47 Wherefore I say unto you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”  Luke 7:44-47

Just as Simon the pharisee was offended at the actions of the woman with the alabaster box, many will be sitting on the pew this morning offended at the worship of those who understand they too have been forgiven much. When we realize just much we have been forgiven and the price paid for our Redemption, we too fall daily at the feet of our Lord and Savior…Jesus Christ, unto Him be the glory forever and ever, Amen.

-Donna Clark Warren

Trust Him

image-3

And why call you Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” Luke 6:46

Many who call Jesus Lord prophesy in His Name, cast out demons in His Name and do many wonderful works in Jesus Name, yet they do not the things which He says.  They call Him Lord, Lord but He knows them not.

21 Not every one who says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the Will of My Father which is in Heaven.

22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name have cast out devils? and in Your Name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you who work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23

Instead of doing that which Jesus said, they worshipped Him with their mouths but their hearts grew farther and farther away from Him.  They substituted the vain philosophies of man to gain victory in their daily living for God instead of simply believing the Cross of Christ, God’s Grace, gives us dominion over the sin that so easily besets us according to Romans 6:14:

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under Grace.

The same Grace which saves us, keeps us.  The problem arises when we begin to “gain” instead of “maintain” that which was freely given to whosoever will believe…Grace.  Most don’t realize they are in fact trying to “gain” Grace.  I didn’t.  If you don’t believe me, try not doing that which you feel you must do and see how “saved” you feel.  For me, it was my writing, something God has called me to do.  There came a time when the Lord showed me my faith was being placed in my writing.  In other words, if I didn’t write something that day I felt unworthy.  The fact of the matter was (and is), what I do (writing in this case) in no way makes me “worthy” of anything.  No matter my alms, my worthiness fell short.  It is only through the Blood of Jesus Christ that I am cleansed and made worthy of God’s Grace.  This fight of faith is indeed daily.  The leaven is always there for the taking, tempting us to believe in that which we do.  For many, this is the weekly sermon heard on Sunday mornings…believe in yourself.  Exhorting them to NOT do the things which Jesus said but to do that which seems natural to the carnal mind which is at enmity with God (Romans 8:7).

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Do that which He says…Trust Him.

-Donna Clark Warren

Psychology – The Religion of the World

020818-psychologist-psychology-adobestock_6493530.jpeg;w=630
Psychology is the religion of the world has infiltrated the church. Any given Sunday in church’s around the world, psychology and self motivation cloaked in Scripture are presented to the congregation as Biblical doctrine. Because it is cloaked in Scripture, the majority of the congregation is deceived as they equate these vain philosophies to Scripture. Given to treat the symptom’s of sin, and sin being the problem in the world today, the modern church is constantly swept to and fro with every wind of doctrine chasing sin’s symptoms with no change ever being affected in the heart of man.
 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified is the only answer given to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life. The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to superintend the sincere Believer’s faith in the world’s religion to break the power of sin. Try as we might, the result of a sin sick heart will always produce dead fruit. It is this dead fruit which the world attempts to rehabilitate.
 
The Cross of Christ gives us dominion over sin (Romans 6:14). However, if our faith is placed elsewhere, namely humanistic psychology, we will not have dominion no matter how often we misquote and twist Scripture. Just because we have a certain Scripture memorized, if our faith is not in the Cross of Christ, our repetitions are in vain. Let us not forget, the devil is a better theologian than most Christians…if not all.
 
It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to circumcise our heart and regenerate in us a new heart. We are a new creature in Christ Jesus, not rehabilitated. The dead works which produce the dead fruit are cut away and replaced with fruit unto God.
 
20 For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from Righteousness.
 
21 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
 
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto Holiness, and the end Everlasting Life.” Romans 6:20-22
 
-Donna Clark Warren

Power of the Tongue

Power-of-the-Tongue-600px-Icon

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21

Death and life ARE in the power of the tongue.  Sadly though many do not understand what “speaking doubt” and “speaking life” are according to the Word of God and have taken this Scripture to twist it, just as satan twists the Word, into their motivational doctrine.

Ten of the twelve witnesses, who went up to the land promised by God to the Israelites, spoke death.  Once they saw God’s Promise, they did not believe His Promise was efficient.

31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.” Numbers 13:31-32

While Joshua and Caleb spoke life; they spoke that which was true according to what the Lord had promised them.

And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: And they spoke unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.

If the Lord delight in us, then He will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which flows with milk and honey.” Numbers 14:6-8

The modern motivational doctrine, which is cloaked in Scripture, is widely heard among the masses in the world and has infiltrated the church as Scriptural doctrine which in reality is nothing more than commandments of man.  These worldly motivational systems deceive the people into lying about themselves through the positive confession of their words, aka “speaking life”,  which they sincerely believe has the power to change their reality.  In the church, this is nothing more than white witch craft trying to manipulate the righteous spirit world.  However, in the world this is their “wisdom” which the Word of God declares as evil.

14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.” James 3:14-15

Lying against the truth will not change the truth.  Once we confess the truth of our reality, and begin to seek ye first the Kingdom of God and HIS Righteousness, HE WILL supply our needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).  All of these things WILL be added unto us; NOT when we are seeking these things but seeking HIM, Jesus Christ, Who HE is and what HE did.

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your Heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:31-33.

I know the worldly system’s vain attempt to manifest greatness in ourselves through sheer will and determination.  Many spend their entire lives in this devilish cycle of unprofitable wisdom while the teachers of such nonsense make millions of dollars.

God’s Prescribed order for daily living is by Grace (the Cross of Christ) through faith (in the Cross of Christ) and He will order our footsteps.  Someone said “we’re not talking about Christianity, we’re talking about how to succeed in this world”.  Ok, I can accept that…don’t agree with the philosophy but one can believe how they wish.  The problem comes when these professional motivators begin twisting the Scripture to seduce God’s Children into their vanities.

As a Believer, I understand the world has their statutes.  However, my problem is when the world begins cloaking their statutes in God’s Word in an attempt to appear “good”.  Even worse is the fact that most of the modern church has warmly embraced this form of “goodness” and preaches it from the pulpits.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

In order to follow God, we must deny ourselves; deny our intellect, abilities, emotions, education, etc..  Worldly wisdom encourages our dependence on these very things.

“And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”

As for me, I will choose to follow Jesus.  Through Him all of my blessings flow.  At times the circumstances are not pleasing, yet there remains peace beyond all understanding. As I look unto Him, He authors and finishes my faith and confirms His Word…His Promise.  I will not speak death in these unpleasant circumstance but neither will I speak a lie denying the circumstances presuming my lie change my circumstances.  I will continue to fight the good fight of faith and look unto Jesus.  He and He alone will deliver me from this pilgrim land.

-Donna Clark Warren