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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Be thankful for everything!

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to.”
– Arnold Glasow
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Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“Don’t regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”
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I just had this interesting idea.
For a church to have greater impact on a community what if they decided to have an community committee for the unbelievers.
Now the first thing you would wonder would be, what in the world would they do. (I honestly just thought of this a minute ago and it’s just an idea but…)
I think basically it would be led by someone who is very in touch with the surrounding community. They would have to be someone who was a very good people person so that they would know a good number of people that were not church-goers or at least not believers. The person that headed it of course would be a believer, but would have to be a mature one that was in touch with what people that weren’t in the church thought and felt about the church. Speaking of the other “members” of the committee, there wouldn’t actually have to be a specific member group, although it would be very interesting and possibly benificial to have one, but mostly it would be the one or two leaders from the church heading the committee that would go into the community and perhaps take polls, and generally communicate with the general public to find out what kinds of problems and issues they were facing so that they could bring them up and the church could be of more help to the community. In this way the church would be lifted up in the public eye and hopefully as another good effect people would be brought to the Lord through the committee’s leader or leaders because they could possibly be one of the only contacts that some people have relating to anything that is of God.

Basically this would have an intended end-result of a ministry type of committee that would represent the communittee to the church board or at least the church members.

Haven’t thought this over a whole lot, I just thought I would throw it out there and see what you guys thought. Leave comments!!!

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“The repetition of small efforts will accomplish more than the occasional use of great talents.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon
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British Humanist Association

That’s creepy, just creepy. Look at how many times they say non-religious. That, I find is weird. Why should they care so much if they’re only for the “greater good” whatever they think that is.
I’m still looking at it. I haven’t seen what they think that is yet.

If that doesn’t creep you out, look what they think about christians in particular.

“BHA (British Humanist Association) works … for an end to the privileged position of religion – and Christianity in particular – in law, education, broadcasting and wherever else it occurs. “

“The British Humanist Association exists to promote Humanism and support and represent people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. “

Basically the fool’s association…
Psa 10:4 The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith, He will not require it. All his thoughts are, There is no God.

Well, I want to write more on this, but I gotta go to bed, I’m exhausted. Tomorrow is more classes. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to write about this more.

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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There’s a sign above the scale in my doctor’s office that says, “Pretend it’s your IQ.”
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(Gotta love dumb people, just try not to hate them. Sometimes it comes easier than love)

Today in church at Placerita Bible Church the pastor was talking about how there is a spiritual battle going on right now even though we can’t see it. He was teaching from Daniel 10 where Daniel sees someone (an angel or something) and he talks to him. I think the pastor didn’t want to scare anyone so he didn’t go as in depth as he could’ve. That’s why I figured I’d blog about it. I might as well talk about it if he didn’t.

I think it’s very important (extremely important in fact) for us to realize that there is a real spiritual battle that has been raging for thousands of years. Ever since satan left split heaven and created his own rebellion he has been God’s enemy and we are sitting right in the battlefield whether we like it or not (which I am most sure we do not). This battle is very unreal to us. The reason it is so unreal is the fact that much of this battle is being waged by spirits, meaning demons and angels.
If you’ve ever seen one of those fantasy video games, it’s very much like that. I don’t mean to bring it down to that level, and it’s not the same, but just to give us mere humans a picture of what it’s like I would like to appeal to the fantasy games that some people play. Of course the real difference that we must realize is how real and consequential the real battle is whereas the video games aren’t real and are completely inconsequential in all ways. I just want you to realize that I don’t take spiritual battles lightly and think they’re just like video games. Understand that I realize how real they actually are. Of course I hope you realize the same exact thing. Most Christians, I believe, don’t think of it as this real. They seem to think of this as a fantasy itself.
The reality is this and we must accept it; that angels and demons battle amongst us. There could be a demon standing outside this room battling for entry. There could be more, I don’t know. Now this sounds really weird, but it’s something we have to take as real. We are at war!
I figure (and this is just speculation) that for the most part all the spiritual battles take place in another kind of dimension which is why angels and demons don’t necissarily have a certain physical position. However this dimension is obviously somewhat interwoven with ours and they are able to be in both. We see that angels come and speak with humans all throughout the Bible. We also should take notice of how demons inhabiting humans were very commonplace back then. I think that today there’s not nearly anything close to the amount of people that are possesed. But, why is this? I believe that probably the territory that demonic forces had gained during the time from the fall till Jesus had gained was significantly large. After Jesus came the apostles and disciples of Jesus were traveling around and kicking alot of demons out. This is what I believe has brought about the situation today where the demonic forces (at least in the area of human possesion) were significantly pushed back then.

Anyway, this is all to give you a little picture of the colossial thousand + year battle that continues to rage about us. Remember what side you are on and don’t fall into laziness. We need to remember to always be fighting back. Now obviously we are hopelessly unequipped. That is why God has given us prayer. Always call for backup. Next, we should always be equipping ourselves. Always be ready to give a defense for the hope that is within. There is no lack of improvements we can make upon ourselves spiritually (and very often physically) to better equip ourselves while we live our lives through this battle. Prayer is one of our most powerful weapons. The Bible is our powerful personal artillary. We must know how to use it effectively. Study it and know what it means. Also, not only is it our personal arsenal but it is also our source of nourishment. Our meals ready to eat for an analogy.
And lastly, do not forget under any circumstances what we are fighting for, what side we are on as Christians, (of course as far as I’m concerned if you’re on the other side you can just not worry about forgetting what side you’re on. Don’t worry about it at all) and continue to fight actively so that you are not taken by the enemy to be used for his purposes or cut down by him so that you are rendered ineffective. What are we fighting for? So that all may know the power of our God and that they can love God or go to hell (I don’t say that flippantly, for I hope that you know as well as I do that those that reject our Holy God will burn eternally and this is very important to consider). What side are we on? We are on side of the most holy almighty omnipotent omnipresent and all transcending God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This means that we are supporting him whole heartedly and every action we do glorifies him and that we should seek forgivness if we do not. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul.
Finally, we must continue to fight actively. Therefore we must remember to examine all our actions and seek to glorify God in everything that we do. We must seek whole heartedly to do all that he wills us to do and nothing else with our lives.
With all this in mind again I would like anyone reading this to remember what battle we are taking place in at this very moment. Are you fighting? Remember to always be on guard and always examining every action to see that it glorifies God. I pray that I can do the same.

Till next post.
Your faithful typer
Yokanchi

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“God does not ask your ability or your inability. He asks only your availability.”
– Mary Kay Ash
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(that sounds suspicously like mary kay and ashley, but I don’t know….)

(two quotes today, I couldn’t decide which one was better to post)
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“When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.”
– Dick Gregory
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Segway’s got this sweet concept vehicle. It’s sort of like a superduper cool ATV except not quite as rugged. It’s much more manuverable than any atv though. One of the coolest things I like about it is how you can drive on only two wheels for as long as you need to. Definitly wish I had one of these. This would be for sure one of the coolest ways to get around campus.

Watch a video here

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
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Yay!!
Thanks to everyone who made this day so fun for me 🙂
I got cards from lots of people and a great big package from my cool youth group and a package from my family too!
I love you guys!

Look, I’m on our school’s website! I’m famous!

I just wanted to show you one of my good friends. This is Chan at a pep rally 🙂 He’s pretty cool

Well,

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers.”
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PS I just got this e-mail from my government prof 😀

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear Billy,

Happy Birthday to you.

Dr. Frazer

North County Christian Theology Department

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