COME BACK TO JESUS

 Jesus is coming,

He’s calling to you,

“You are My beloved.

You dismissed Me too soon.

You followed a path

of selfish design.

Your pride has inflated

your ego, gone wild.

No one gathers

around your feet.

They’ve come back to Me

in humility.

Your friends learned the price

of living for self.”

Loneliness grows,

love flees away.

Kneeling, ashamed,

before the risen Savior,

prompts your confession

of glorifying self.

You’re connecting again

to the Lord of life,

praying and pleading

for blessings anew.

“Welcome back, My beloved child.

Your sins are forgiven.

I never stopped loving you.”

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     Betsy O. Borchardt

HE LEADS ME

I’m well, healed by gentle hand

Not cured, but led to warm waters

caressing my affliction

A mirror of His love

reflects my image

One with Him in love, glowing

Sheltered inside me, His Word

anchored in my heart

expressed in deeds

I need not excuse

for I’m led by

the Captain of choice

My sails rigged

for safe crossing

of tempestuous seas

My friends aboard

cling to His promises

For we are bound for

eternity

Our new home, the New Jerusalem

All pain and sorrow

left behind

Sin and death

will be no more

Remember to get a copy of my book, “The Casting of Crowns,” available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, or any online bookseller.  Or order it at your favorite bookstore.  Read how Carissa and her friends prepare for eternity despite persecution by the New World Order, a union of church and state, headed by the Pope and the U.S. President.  Learn how to avoid being deceived in these Last Days.  It’s a good read! Betsy O. Borchardt

NEED TO MAKE HOPE REAL

We have this hope of Christ’s return

He’s coming soon to take us home

Yet now, how shall we live?

Repent and be holy

as God is holy

But how can we cope

while evil runs rampant?

I’ll experience the blessings

connected to Christ

only He can give me

                                                       every day

Experience the joy

enveloping my soul

Christ hears my song

as I sing of Him

You are my God

my Savior, my companion

You lead me on

the path to salvation

You embrace my heart

with loving kindness and mercy

You delight my soul

as I sing of You daily

Those who gather around me hear

a song of praise

a song of thanksgiving

for You have answered

                                                 my deepest prayer

 

Don’t forget to purchase my Christian novel, “The Casting of Crowns,” on Amazon or any online bookseller.  May God richly bless you!  Betsy O. Borchardt

CALL TO CHRISTIANS

How are you doing in your walk with the Lord?  What is most important to your life?  These questions are of paramount importance, especially in these Last Days.

In my book, THE CASTING OF CROWNS, Carissa takes seriously her relationship with Jesus Christ.  She works on this everyday, aware that she has issues in relationships.  She gives her extra time outside her college hours to winning souls for Christ.  This is of upmost importance to her.  However, she encounters a snag.  Her new boyfriend is not spiritually connected.  He lost a friend in the past and blames God for not coming to his friend’s rescue.  He can’t see the value in coming back to Jesus.  His life feels fine the way it is.  Carissa attempts to chip away his resistance.

The signs of the times unfold with worldwide events becoming more and more frequent and growing in intensity.  It becomes evident to Carissa and her Bible study friends that Jesus wants everyone to repent and turn to Him for salvation.  His life, death, and resurrection testify of His vast love and His ability to save.

In the meantime, the world looks to the New World Order, a union of church and state to solve the pressing problems of mankind.  Persecution starts and the Bible is banned.  Carissa and her friends gather weekly to study the Bible on improvised devises.  For those who stick with the study, there is an eagerness to learn Bible truths and help each other in their walk with Jesus.

At the same time, Carissa and her friend Sally begin to discover why knowing Bible truths are essential for the Last Days.

In the midst of a chaotic world, Carissa’s growing love for Christ is threatened as she considers becoming involved with her boyfriend’s scheme to improve the world by working with the New World Order.

THE CASTING OF CROWNS can be purchased online on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or any online bookseller.

DEFEATING DOUBTS SENT BY SATAN

Look for Christ’s promises

in His Word

Write them in script

etch them in your memory

Retrieve these gems when you’re assailed

for persecution will come here

Stand firm in the Truth

the Bible reflects

When darkness surrounds you

and doubts flood your mind

let His promises reign

over Satan’s lies

Trust that Christ’s work

in the heavenly sanctuary

has rid you of blame

for all your sins

For you’ve handed your life

over to your Lord

our Savior, Jesus Christ

the Holy One

 

A WAY THROUGH THE DARKNESS

 

An unusual and dark time in history has descended upon the world. Unusual, because it heralds the soon Second Coming of Christ.  Dark, in that the environment is such, that the truth leading to salvation will elude most people.

Most preachers no longer hold or spread the Bible truths essential for salvation.  And many people no longer want to hear Biblical truth that requires changes in their lifestyle or beliefs.  The Bible says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers, and they will turn their ears from the truth and be turned aside to fables.”  (2Tim 4: 3,4).

Jesus expects us to reach out to others, as He would do, sharing His love for all.  Truth is found in Jesus’ teachings as well as all Scripture, but not in man made doctrines that appear to be sound, but have no parallel teaching in Scripture.

We need to draw close to Jesus and develop a relationship with Him.  Our study of the Bible will sustain us in these dark days and prepare us for coming persecution.

Our reflecting the light of Jesus will do well to draw others close to us.  Ultimately we must direct them to our loving Savior, where salvation is found.

My novel, “The Casting of Crowns”, is a good read that alerts the reader to truths that point to Jesus Christ’s exclusive ability to save us to everlasting life.  Follow the protagonist, Carissa, as she finds herself in the midst of the great controversy between God and Satan in the End Times.  Can she maintain her loyalty to Christ or will she yield to worldly ways surrounding her?  Will the God she loves save her?  What about her  boyfriend whom she deeply loves?  Why does he resist conversion?

Purchase “The Casting of Crowns” on Amazon, on any online bookseller, or ask them to order it at your favorite bookstore.  It is available in both paperback and e-book.

Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version Bible.

Betsy O. Borchardt

THE LAST DAYS

                      

The hour is upon us

The evil one lurks

seeking to cement all human beings

into people of conformity

Seldom questioning religious authority

bound to blind obedience

It never did occur to them

to seek Truth that saves

Deceived and engulfed by Satan’s cause

without being aware of their peril

Gravitating toward worldly pleasure

puffed up with deadly pride

viewing some sins as innocuous

Lost in a sea of immorality

Wise in their own eyes

who would rather not bother

leaning on Christ

but turn to idolizing self

looking for answers

in their own flawed wisdom

Some acknowledging themselves as gods

 

Turn, turn away from Satan

who has your eternal destruction in mind

Turn toward Truth, not conformity

Read the Scriptures

which testify of Jesus

Look up and focus on the Lord

Jesus Christ, the Holy One

Our only Mediator

Who longs to help us in our weakness

The Holy Spirit will spark in you

courage to change

and strength to resolve

to live for Jesus Christ alone

He’s the One who’s most worthy of praise

for He has redeemed us

Soon He will invite us

into His Heavenly Kingdom

Hold fast to His Word

 

WE HONOR THEM

Those who served

and paid the price,

valued our freedom

above their lives.

Fighting for country

was more than loyalty.

Love reigned in the hearts

of these men and women,

who put their lives

where there is no surety

of coming back alive.

Strong to defend,

Quickly they mobilize

against all threats

that want to destroy

our nation of freedoms.

We honor their sacrifice

and lift them up

before God,

these brave, noble soldiers

this Memorial Day.

Amen.

 

 

 

I WILL CLING TO YOU

When the world around me

is falling apart

I will cling to You

When my inner self

is shaken, dejected,

and I’m hardly able to stand

I will cling to You

When giving up seems attractive

I recall your Word

and claim your promise:

“I can do all things

through Christ

Who strengthens me”

(Phil 4:13).

I am lifted up

willing and able to live for You

My mind focused on wellness

I praise Your holy name

Knowing we’ll endure hardship,

doubt and persecution

near the time of Your coming

I’m comforted and strengthened

by Your presence

For I’ve learned to cling to You

 

           —Scripture quotation from NKJV Bible.

OUR SAVIOR LIVES

God could have abandoned us

Left us to die in our sins  

Instead He sent Jesus

our precious Savior

Who volunteered to die

in our place

for we are sinners to the core

He could have abandoned us

in Gethsemane

But His love for us

is unsurpassed

He died a cruel death

on the Cross

He would not let us

die in our sins

But woos us to the Cross

where we are convicted of the evilness

 of our sins

and of the power

of sin

to separate us from God

He leads us to repentance

then offers us forgiveness

in His mercy and grace

 

We worship a living Savior

God raised Him from the dead

Of this we are certain

Remember Thomas, who doubted

Then Jesus asked him

to put His hand in Jesus’ side

and look upon the holes in Jesus’ hands

The apostle became a missionary for Jesus

as did countless followers of Christ

Now, knowing Jesus is the Messiah

we, too, are asked to be missionaries

to spread the Good News

of what Jesus has done

to save us

Let us invite the Holy Spirit

to guide us in all things

Knowing that our loyalty to God

will be tested

before Christ Jesus comes again

 

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