Jesus Is The Way! The Truth And The Life! ~ Part I ~

Jesus Is The Way! The Truth And The Life!


Can I be certain that the Bible is true? How many ways is it to Heaven? Can I get to heaven just by being good? Do I have to believe in Jesus Christ? Do you know where you will spend eternity? What does it mean to say; The Lord is my Shepherd?


These are a few of the multitude of questions that many ask? Many are rather confused? I pray that after you read this you will better understand the answers to the above questions!


What is the point and why all the confusion? The confusion comes and many are bewildered because so few take the time to actually know the Word of God for themselves, nor proceed to develop an ongoing personal relationship with Him. They often take second hand information without considering the source and realizing it just might not be the Word? It is really important to know the Word of God for yourself!


What is also a bit alarming; is that there is so much of the Word that is being pushed aside and replaced by old wise fables and tales by Christians… Many opt to determine what is right for them simply based on how they feel and have been erroneously taught. Much misinformation is passed down and becomes accepted as truth… often reflecting an unfavorable picture of the Lord and His Word! What is popular or the latest trends determine how one lives rather than upon the Word of God...


Did you know that tradition can be anything you decide? There are many traditions that are first-rate and quite beneficial. But whenever the principle it teaches is contrary to the Word of God it should be abandoned. It is always GOOD to be Thankful to GOD! God never intended for Christianity to be reduced to a legalistic list of rules, to a tradition nor just another religion or something practiced on Sunday... Christianity was meant to be an everyday lifestyle. Jesus Christ came to show us the Way!


No wonder so many are lost! Rather than follow His directions, many opt to just do their own thing! Think about this for a minute. If you knew me well and trusted me and I gave you directions how to get somewhere and you are guaranteed to arrive there safely, would you follow them? Or would you say Hmm I’m not so sure I’ll ask someone else or I will find the way myself? You may eventually get there but in the meantime you have chosen the tedious path laden with anxiety and uncertainty rather than… Believe me! Do you really believe the Word?


Jesus Christ is the Son of God! As a matter of fact: For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever BELIEVES in HIM shall not perish but have everlasting life. For GOD did not send His Son in the world to condemn the world. but that the world may be SAVED!” JOHN 3. He is the only door to Heaven and there is no other way to the Father!

Jesus has already prepared the Way! But in order to stay on or get on the right path we must follow His directions! “Do not let your hearts be troubled, TRUST in GOD! TRUST also in ME! In My Father’s house are many rooms, if it were not so, I would not have told you, I am going to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME BACK and take you to be with ME that you may also be where I am…” John 14. Prepare: JESUS IS COMING BACK!


Let’s allow our spiritual minds to take the forefront and ask the Lord to open our spiritual ears and camp here a moment! Is your heart troubled? Have you made a bad decision? Has someone lied on you? Is your mind confused? Are you or a love one physically or mentally ill? Have you been given some bad news? Are you uncertain about your future?


Well I have some “GOOD NEWS!” Jesus has already prepared a Way! All His Word is true! It is okay to analyze and assess to a degree what is going on and take a look at what is happening in your life… But in order to see your way through or out of a situation clearly you must learn to TRUST JESUS!


No matter how much we plan; things can and will still happen that are beyond our control. Therefore you cannot put all your TRUST in something you see. Upon accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, God has given us an inner compass to guide us! Regardless as to where you are, what is happening or what has happened your way out is through Him! The first place you must turn is to GOD! If you are a believer you have been given His Holy Spirit as a Comforter! Belief in Him and in HIS Word is supremely paramount for safe travel on the narrow road! “Seek first the Lord and HIS kingdom and HIS righteousness and ALL these things will be given to you as well...” Matthew 6. You must seek Him or begin to seek Him above all else!


If you do not know Him start now! If you have grown slack in your commitment to His will in your life recommit! Sincerely confess that you are a sinner and you are sorry for the sin in your life that separates you from Him. Let Him know now you want to turn your life over to Him. You want to draw closer to Him and invite Jesus into your heart! You want your life to be different and you want to learn more about Jesus Christ and His plan of salvation… You want to learn how to trust Him…


Why is that? If you are trusting in something you can see or figure out then it is not FAITH! Now FAITH is being SURE of what we HOPE for and certain of what we do not see...” Hebrews 11. What is key here is being sure and certain! It is so important that you develop your very own personal and intimate relationship with the Lord! Know God so well that when anyone tells you something, you are able to discern or you can go to the Word and find out for yourself if it is of HIM!


The Greek word for faith is pistis! Faith is being confident in a reliable source!


There is so much spiritual warfare designed to get you off track on to the broad road where there are so many travelers that it appears it is the right direction. Have you ever noticed when there is a lot of traffic you must drive much more carefully! You must pay closer attention to where you are going. If you don’t you can easily miss your turn, or have an accident…

God is who He says He is!

When we confess Jesus Christ as our personal Savior we enter the spiritual realm of belief. Not just any belief but we actually profess we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. This does not mean we merely join a spiritual social club and are then just indoctrinated to a particular denomination or non – denomination. It goes much deeper than that? Yes it is wise to pursue a place of worship where the Word of God is being taught! You need to fellowship with other Christians who are able to properly spiritually nourish you! It is important to know and understand that you have made a commitment to live God’s way! What are you saying…


The Greek Word for believe is pisteuo. Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. We are saved by Grace through FAITH not works!


When you become a Christian you embark on a spiritual journey that is a lifelong process of spiritual growth. This is just the beginning… Wherever you are in your life you now must begin to go forward in the Lord! You cannot undo anything that has transpired in your life! There is nothing that God is not aware of! Now you must get to know Him as your Creator and Sustainer of life on a personal level. You must become familiar with His voice! You must learn to “Be STILL and KNOW!” You are now to travel on the narrow road that is less traveled!




You have been given the gift of His Holy Spirit that resides within you!

Faith is an action word! You must step out on FAITH! In order to feel the impact of His Spirit’s presence you must sincerely ask to be filled daily by inviting Him into your day to day life. Throughout the day you can actually become cognizant and reconnect when you feel yourself shifting… You must take the necessary steps to develop an ongoing personal intimate relationship with Him.


Wherever you are God knows! Wherever you have been and whatever you have done God knows that too. GOD LOVES YOU! It is important to know that you have entered into a spiritual war zone. The world at large is hostile to believers! Once you become strong in the FAITH you threaten their system of embracing whatever is popular… Thinking outside of the box they have prepared for you is not welcomed... So prepare for opposition! But our weapons are not carnal! Think about Jesus, who was sinless and how they conspired against Him... He was not readily accepted by the very ones He came to help! His motives were always questioned and He was slandered, called everything but a child of God! They even used someone that was supposedly close to Him to betray Him… Jesus as well as His disciples endured harassment, ridicule and undue mistreatment. Yes, we too must go through some things…! So do not be surprised like Peter tells us; In this greatly REJOICE, though now for a little while you may have to suffer grief in all kinds o trails – These have come so that your FAITH – of greater worth than gold, which perished even though refined by fire – may be proved GENUINE and may result in Praise, Glory, and Honor Jesus Christ when revealed.” I Peter 1.


No need to be afraid, but you must begin to be aware of what is going on. Pray for spiritual discernment! Peter shares with us how important it is to know what lies ahead! He knew you can expect persecution from just about anyone including at times your own family…"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." John 15. Is it becoming any clearer why you need to know the Word for yourself? Trust God for Everything!

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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Great Hub. I like: Faith is an action word! You must step out on FAITH!

Thanks.


His daughter 6 years ago

Fantastic word, DeBorrah! I say a hardy amen that people don't take the time to read God's Word for themselves and dig into what is really being said for whatever reason(s). We need to be ready to help those who want to learn to do this and encourage them in allowing the Word to speak to them personally. God bless!


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TimeHealsAll 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Great hub DeBorrah! I too believe one should follow the bible in order to recieve the word the way God intended. If one desires the truth it is found in the word. I know when I read the bible God opens my eyes and my heart by showing me the way the truth and the light. I know when I trust in Him He will provide. Believe and recieve! Amen and blessings!


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

up & beautiful! Amen and Amen!


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

"Faith is being confident on a reliable source" I love that! May have to share that on my blog! Also, you did a great job of stressng the importance of knowing the Word for yourself - I have gotten tripped up by a few pastors and other leaders because I did not know the word. I simply believed what they told me. There are many people who are falling pray to things that are New Age which is NOT follwoing the word of God. These people need to be careful in what they open themselves up to and how to properly "meditate."


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

“But in order to see your way through or out of a situation clearly you must learn to TRUST JESUS!” AMEN, Praise God, AMEN!

I know that our faith in Him enables us to surmount and resolve any human situation. In God we Trust.

“No matter how much we plan; things can and will still happen that are beyond our control. Therefore you cannot put all your TRUST in something you see. Upon accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, God has given us an inner compass to guide us! Regardless as to where you are, what is happening or what has happened your way out is through Him! The first place you must turn is to GOD!” AMEN! What a great spiritual truth this is.

Whatever the dilemma or need may be, God is the WAY! The TRUTH and the LIFE! Nothing can stand against Omnipotent God or against us when we recognize that we are His. He provides the way to gain ascendancy over every obstacle and details of our lives if we only trust Him.

Thank you pastor for this hub and for teaching the truth that God is the answer to all human questions.

Love my dear sister and co-worker in the kingdom.

Forever His,


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

What Rev Lady said! You have given all of us reason to make ouselves stronger in the word of God. It will protect us and give us strength. It never changes. God's promises are contained in it. Why wouldn't we all spend what ever time we have learning it and making it our own? Love this! Up and awesome.


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Kristeen 6 years ago from Michigan

This is a wondeful hub DeBorrah. I truly enjoyed reading it. Faith in God is a wonderful thing. Each time we pick up our Bible and read, the Holy Spirit ignites our faith and makes it stronger. You are so right that we need to read and study it ourselves so that we know what it says. We need to always watch out for those "wolves in sheep's clothing". To God be the Glory!


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msorensson 6 years ago

It is so easy to get confused. Spiritual discernment is indeed necessary because with confusion follows blindness. Beautiful hub, Deborrah.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Valdimir Uhri, Thank You! Faith is indeed powerful! The Word tells us that "without FAITH it is impossible to please God!" Thank you as always for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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A M Werner 6 years ago from West Allis

This is just some good old time preaching from the pulpit. It is the grassroots call to get back to where you should be in the Lord. You said so truthfully "What is popular or the latest trends determine how one lives rather than upon the Word of God..." Every generation deals with these types of temptations. All too often we let what is happening dictate to the Word rather than let the Word dictate to life. It takes a great deal of 'pistis' to trust the old reliable Word rather than the changing times and traditions. Faith truly is an action word. James 2:17 'Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.' We have to be willing to live by the message we preach and teach. Peace.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for an inspiring Hub. The Spiritual aspect of our lives is important. We need FAITH even more than ever right now. The Just shall live by faith and without faith it is impossible to please God. I hope this Hub ministers to a lot of people.

Enjoy the weekend. I'm wishing America Peace today 9/11.

Best Wishes.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

His daughter, PRAISE GOD! You are so right!!! It is important to KNOW the WORD of GOD! Thank you for sharing your insight! YES! We must encourage others… In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

TimesHealsAll, THANK YOU! Yes! The Word is very important it is our “Life Manual!” “His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a LIGHT unto our path…” As you say; “I know when I trust in Him He will provide. Believe and recieve!” Amen & Praise God!

Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Samsons1, Thank you and God Bless You! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Cari Jean, Thank You! Always nice to see you here! Great! Feel free to share… FAITH really is so important!

“There are many people who are falling prey to things that are New Age which is NOT following the Word of God.” Excellent point! Thank You again for sharing this wise insight! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Your work is beautiful, and thank you for reminding us to thank God. I will Thank God when I have good day. The ictures are so beautiful. God Bless You Dear Angel heart.


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susantoandre26 6 years ago

Great hubs. I Love Jesus


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

How very true that Jesus is our inner compass to show us the WAY, and He is the waymaker!


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

I agree, that the only way to have faith, if you don't receive it as a child, is to take that step and pray to get it!


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no body 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

DeBorrah, this is a wonderful hub on faith. That Greek word pistis is a runner's term. In the marathons the runners that finished were caught just before they collapsed into the arms of their loved ones. Pistis was the trusting that they would be caught. Pistis is trusting God to catch you before you fall into hell. The runners would throw themselves into the arms of the catchers and we throw ourselves into the arms of the Almighty. That is faith.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Rev Lady, We must TRUST the LORD in and through everything! There is much inner Peace when you have Jesus on board. It does not mean that everything will always go as planned … But you can rest assured in time He will work it ALL out for our GOOD! Yes!! JESUS truly is the WAY!!!

Much love, to you my sister and co laborer! Your words of godly wisdom will serve to help many! My soul is encouraged as well! Thank you for your confirmation! May our Father continue to Keep you in His, Love, Joy & Care in Jesus Name, PEACE & BLESSINGS!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Fred Allen, God Bless you! So glad that you have been encouraged! Thank you for stopping by to share!

It is most wonderful to KNOW that the LORD has given us HIS Holy Spirit to be with us to teach and guide us, always! How marvelous when we spend time with Him in His Word that He draws us closer to HIM and opens our understanding... Yes it is through HIM; we can be strong in the LORD and in HIS mighty power…”! Praise God! In His Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings! To God Be The GLORY!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Kristeen, Thank You! With everything going on in these "perilous times" it is really important that we be sure and KNOW without doubt that “JESUS is the WAY!” It is a fact that we just cannot compromise! “Faith in God is a wonderful thing. Each time we pick up our Bible and read, the Holy Spirit ignites our faith and makes it stronger.’ Amen!

Yes you are definitely Point on about those “wolves in sheep clothing” We must be ever prayerful! Thank God for discernment! Yes! To GOD Be The GLORY! Amen & AMEN!! Thank you for sharing in His Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Moresson, Yes! Beautiful Melissa! Discernment is so very important! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

You are so right A M Werner. Thank YOU & Praise GOD!

“Every generation deals with these types of temptations. All too often we let what is happening dictate to the Word rather than let the Word dictate to life” Amen & AMEN! Thank you for sharing this most insightful wisdom! Yes “Pistis” is much needed! AMEN! "Without FAITH" we cannot please the LORD! This is why we encourage others to spend time getting to KNOW the Lord through HIS WORD! FAITH IS truly an action word!

God intended for HIS GOSPEL to be simple! We can be confident Knowing that JESUS is the WAY! Whosoever will let him come…”

As you say, “We have to be willing to live by the message we preach and teach.” God holds us accountable… “Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Lady E, Yes it is most important! Yes! YES!! “Without FAITH It is impossible to please the Lord!” What is so wonderful that He LOVES US so He has instilled Faith within us! We just need TRUST HIM and step out on it!

I pray as well that many are touched! God truly is GOOD! Much love to you…

Thank you and God Bless you! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Stars, Thank You! I am so glad that you are inspired! You can THANK GOD for everyday! Each day you wake on this side of Heaven KNOW He has a purpose for you even when you are not feeling the best! You and your family inspire us all! Each day is a day for us to grow closer to Him! May the Lord continue to BLESS and KEEP you in HIS Love, Peace & care! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

SusantoAndre26, Thank You! It really is Wonderful to know who JESUS is! Thank You for stopping by to share, please do come again! Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Bayoulady, Yes! He is our "Waymaker" Amen! Please do come again! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Peace, Joy & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Schoolgirlforreal, It is never too late to pray... Please do come again! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Thank you Nobody, I always enjoy your visits. You always enhance, improve and uplift!

Yes Pistis is a wonderful word. Without FAITH we cannot please God. It is through FAITH we show we TRUST HIM! God is dependable! “He will NEVER leave nor forsake us!” It is wonderful to be safe in the arms of the LORD! JESUS is the only WAY to the FATHER! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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creativelycc 6 years ago from Maine

You are such a wonderful vessel of the Lord! God Bless You!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Creativelycc, Thank you I am humbled by your kind yours... Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


DavidWS10 6 years ago

"Faith is an action word! You must step out on FAITH!" Now I don't know about anyone else, but for me, this is probably the hardest thing in the world for me to do on a daily basis. I struggle the hardest with this when being obedient just doesn't make any sense to me. BeBorrah, thank you so much for such a powerful message for me today, and for allowing the Holy Spirit to channel this message through you. I told you I had to read part 1.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

DavidW, I think what can make it difficult at times is because when you actually step out on Faith you can't see your way... Therefore we must pray for discernment to know that at least we are going in the right direction even as you say "it doesn't make any sense"!

Thank you for your encouraging comments! God Bless You! So glad you are encouraged as well! Thank you for your stopping by again to share! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

This is a terrific Hub, Sister! It is surely spiritual warfare. TRUST. You kept coming back to that and with good reason: if we truly trust God the decision to follow Him becomes easy. Great work. Thank you for the edification. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

James A Watkins, Thank you Brother! TRUST really is important! God’s Word is ALL true! It is important that we KEEP in mind that God holds control over time…. We must BELIEVE and ask HIS Holy Spirit to open our minds and hearts to what we are reading and then step out on FAITH! “Faith is the substance of things Hoped for...” We cannot see this with the natural eye... But God who KNOWS our hearts is ALL POWER! He is able to manifest whatever we ask that is in His will for us in HIS time…

Be encouraged! Your Salvation is safe in HIM through JESUS! HIS WORD says “your gift will make room for you...” Proverbs 18. KEEP LOOKING UP! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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John J Robertson 6 years ago

Great Hub! Please continue to let God use you in your writings! I haven't been on here long, but I will definately be reading more of your postings. God bless you!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

John J Robertson, Thank You! So nice of you to stop by to share! Welcome to the Hub Pages! Please do come again! Peace & Blessings!


exjwlaurie 6 years ago

What a beautiful invitation you weave throughout this uplifting hub! It is an offering our Savior is surely pleased with DeBorrah! I am glad to have found your site!

Thank you and God Bless!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

exjwlaurie, Thank YOU! You are so welcome! I am glad that you have found the site as well! Please do come again! Thank you for dropping by to share! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

I was just on drpastorcarlotta's hub and saw one of your comments. It was such a great comment that I had to look at your hubs. This is one of my very favorite Bible verses John 14:6. Amen!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Michael Adams1959, Thank You! How nice of you to stop by! Please do come again! DR PastorCarlotta has many wonderful spiritfilled hubs...

Yes! Thank GOD for JESUS!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy Peace & Blessings!


Darlene Turpin 6 years ago

Wonderful words of truth!..Yes it is grace by faith! I really enjoyed reading these words, I wish these words were given to me when I first became a Christian. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind. I believe in every promise and every Word in His Great Book of truth!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Darlene, Wonderful! I am so glad that you have been encouraged! The Psalms are powerful! I too "BELIEVE in every promise and every WORD in HIS Great Book of TRUTH!" AMEN!

Thank you for sharing, In HIS, Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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no body 5 years ago from Rochester, New York

This read was as good if not better than the first time. The truth of the gospel is awesome and beautiful. Thank you dear sister for the tireless way you have in ministering. I love you lady. Bob.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Bob, You are always welcome and so nice of you to stop by and share again. YES! The Gospel is truly "AWESOME!"

HIS Love to you as well brother! God Bless YOU!


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molometer 5 years ago

Great hub,

It is good to see someone so committed.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Molometer, Thank You! So nice of you to stop by to share! Please do come again! GOD BLESS YOU!

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