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Our Weapon (continued from page 1)     

Volcano In The Midst

one hurts you, you hurt them back.  'An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth'".  I knew that he was wrong, but I didn't know how to answer, because during that time in my life I did not have the word of God in me. But now that I have a  intimate relationship with Jesus and have His word abiding in me, I know now what the Word of God says, "It was said of old, 'an eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth', but I say unto you, Do not resist your brother." Matthew 5:38.
     If I had God's Word in me at that time, I would have been able tell that teacher what Jesus really said regarding forgiveness. For this reason the Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15 to,
" Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."  I sometimes imagine how great it would have been to have shared the Word of God in public school. I don't condemn myself for the past, but I keep that experience in my memory as a way to encourage myself to make a daily effort to continue growing in knowledge of Gods' Word.   
     As Christians we sometimes fail to realize what an important and powerful weapon against the enemy the Word of God is. "
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; and is able to judges the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12.  As Christians it's imperative that we sharpen our "sword" daily. If we don't, all we carry with us a dull weapon that cannot cut. But when we read the Word daily, our "sword" is sharpened, making our Christian life much more effective.       

Written by JoAnna Eldredge

Twelve months after announcing an alert, scientist have discovered 6 new craters that have recently formed at the dome of one of Ecuador's 10 northern volcanoes.  Mt. Pichincha, which is  located just several miles away from the capitol of Ecuador, is one of four Andean volcanoes that surround the city. Scientists say that the appearance of these new craters indicate that the dome of the volcano suffered a debilitating blow within the inner wall. Though there has been no outward activity reported, it is obvious by the new formed craters that there has been some recent activity within the volcano's core.
Just this past week, at 3:56 PM, a critical explosion was registered deep within the volcano. A spastic tremor, which lasted 20 minutes, accompanied the explosion. As I felt my sofa shaking beneath me, I wondered, could Quito be experiencing a minor earthquake? My guess was right.
According to scientists, at this stage there is no real reason for alarm. As comforting as that is, last week's tremor left quite an impression on many Ecuadorians here in Quito, as well as a couple of missionaries.
(smile) 

A picture of the craters that have recently formed on Mt. Pichincha.

Special Message:
   
     
As Christians do you know that we are anointed? Because we have Christ's spirit dwelling in us, we have His same ministry.

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon (us), because he has anointed (us) to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent (us) to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

Luke 4:18,19

      We pray that this scripture will be a source of encouragement to you and a reminder that "we have been blessed to be a blessing, and saved to serve others."  We pray that all the Lord's blessings will be yours and that you will go out and share them with others.
     
Until All Have Heard,
John and JoAnna

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