Enough is Enough

The senseless murder of children doesn’t just affect the victims and their families. It affects each and every one of us.
This is not about gun control or our rights although that is an issue for sure. It is about passing laws and enforcing those laws to protect all citizens. We need to be prepared and aware of behaviors that is not healthy and then take action and don’t just let it go.
We can’t possibly know exactly who, when, where or how evil will attack. There are just too many variables.
But with knowledge and being aware of our surroundings, seeing the red flags and taking action then and there instead of letting them go unnoticed is a start.
Mental illness is a disease. We can’t always know who is suffering from this illness. We can’t make people take medication. This is not about singling people out either and making them targets of bullying or mistreatment or stereotype. Not all mental health issues are violent there is a fine line and we must tread lightly. But by educating teachers and students to be more aware of the indicators of a threat and those who could become a potential threat I believe would help. Not to make them targets but to be aware that when comments or threats are heard that they be addressed at that moment and not just ignore it. It should not just be passed on to someone else. Those who are in authority need to step up to the plate and take charge.
Stop complacency. Put together a special task force of teachers, kids and parents, who are trained for indicators. Guns are not to be used irresponsibly or by those who have the potential to hurt others. There has to be a plan in place. There should be a protocol and educating people so that they are more responsible to have respect for weapons that have the capacity to wound, injure and kill this must be a priority.
This nightmare has gone on, and on, and on, with no solutions. It becomes debates about our rights and to ban or not to ban guns. It becomes an issue of talking about the challenge and never taking action for a positive solution.
This evil affects everyone it can happen at any time and any place. Time for talk and debates is long past. We are called American’s. Our ancestor’s fought and died for our freedoms and for our rights. They escaped slavery and tyranny and set up laws and a government to be for the people and by the people; because we are the people. We are the ones who must not sit quietly by and watch children’s lives be snuffed out over and over again. We must take action.
We must come together as a Nation. ‘One Nation Under God.’ It took one woman to have prayer taken out of schools. Where is that woman today? She has long since died.
This United States…We Americans…have an obligation and a duty to take a stand against violence and determine how we can solve this PROBLEM! How many more children must die…? How many more children must face severe trauma and paralyzing fear about going to school because it is not a safe place…? How long will we as American’s hang our heads and sit on our laurels and just keep talking and talking about what to do instead of coming up with a plan and work together to end the horror of murder in our schools!
Come on America! We must come together in unity. It’s time to be assertive, and proactive, in a healthy and organized stand against EVIL. Evil is the enemy.
Stomping out evil is determined by each of us taking the responsibilities. Our Children are worth more than our hot-headed debates. Our children are perishing…Our children are open targets for anyone at any time. What are we going to do about it?
Stop talking and Take Action!
Positive action:
First Pray…and pray and pray…
Come up with a solution now.
Work together in decisive and constructive ways.
Be proactive.
Recruit teachers, students and parents to be trained in Mental illness.
Be alert and know what the Red Flags are to look for on a daily basis.
Funding for camera’s and metal detectors.
Funding for Special Task Force (STF) within the schools (For Teachers, Administrators and Students.)
Make the STF, police and security aware of potential threats and actual threats.
Make the task force aware of fire drills and even possible shooting drills.
All I’m saying is that these kinds of things are not going to just go away. But if we sit by and do nothing more fatalities are going to happen. Do you want to come home one day and hear that YOUR, child, was just murdered? Or do you want to DO SOMETHING about it?
We must protect our children!
Thank you for your time and I pray that the shooting in Parkland won’t be just another tragedy that is talked about and seen worldwide then dies down and nothing changes.
~Marla Shaw O’Neill February 18, 2018
Romans 8:31 New King James Version (NKJV)
God’s Everlasting Love
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
1 Timothy 2:2-3 The Message (MSG) Simple Faith and Plain Truth
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live. 


God’s heart full of joy, at the day of man’s birth
He rejoiced knowing, creation’s worth…
Rebellion crept in like a slithering hiss
Betrayed and deceived by a whispering kiss…
Years of wondering and years of war…
Waiting for the promise, a Savior to restore…
Hearts that were evil, minds turned from the Lord
When will he come, and open the door…?
Come Messiah, Come I implore!
Born, and lived, Messiah, our King…
Love came down and gave everything…
Rebellion crept in like a slithering hiss
Betrayed and deceived by a whispering kiss
Death and the grave were opened wide
Messiah came, so we could step inside…
Into Heaven’s garden to forever abide.
Down through the ages like waves on the shore
We wait in the balance,
Come Messiah, Come once more!
Murder and deception tools of Satan’s hand…
Crush and destroy the children of man…
The final say, is not from evil’s lips…
The hissing serpent has lost his grip
Lies cannot penetrate the truth of God’s Love…
The fight and this war are fought from above…
Signs of the times the endings of this place
A new beginning, a brand new race…
Do not grow weary but grow in grace…
Come Messiah; let us see your face…
Wars, won…Warriors in place…
Fighting in Holy Spirit without disgrace…
We are Victorious!
Our Battle Cry,
Is Love, simply love, not leaving one trace…
Of whispering betrayal, it’s no longer the case
This time our Messiah will not be kissed
By the kiss of death, but the kiss of Life!!!
For the Bride of Christ, in White will Rise…
Taking her place where no one dies…
Love restored,
Come Messiah, Come I implore!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill February 16, 2018
Genesis 1:27 King James Version (KJV) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 3:4 King James Version (KJV) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Genesis 12:2-3 King James Version (KJV) And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Luke 22:48 The Message (MSG) No sooner were the words out of his mouth than a crowd showed up, Judas, the one from the Twelve, in the lead. He came right up to Jesus to kiss him. Jesus said, “Judas, you would betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”
1 Corinthians 15:55-58 New King James Version (NKJV)
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Revelation 19:8 King James Version (KJV) And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Revelation 22:20 New King James Version (NKJV) I Am Coming Quickly
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
Matthew 10:34 King James Version (KJV) Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Luke 12:51-53 The Message (MSG) – To Start a Fire
“I’ve come to start a fire on this earth—how I wish it were blazing right now! I’ve come to change everything, turn everything right-side up—how I long for it to be finished! Do you think I came to smooth things over and make everything nice? Not so. I’ve come to disrupt and confront! From now on, when you find five in a house, it will be—
Three against two,
and two against three;
Father against son,
and son against father;
Mother against daughter,
and daughter against mother;
Mother-in-law against bride,
and bride against mother-in-law.”
Luke 12:55-56 The Message (MSG) Then he turned to the crowd: “When you see clouds coming in from the west, you say, ‘Storm’s coming’—and you’re right. And when the wind comes out of the south, you say, ‘This’ll be a hot one’—and you’re right. Frauds! You know how to tell a change in the weather, so don’t tell me you can’t tell a change in the season, the God-season we’re in right now.

Let Faith Arise


If I could just touch the hem of his garment I know I can be made well…
I’ve spent all my money on doctors…I’m seen as unclean and no one wants to come near me….
I am a woman, with no money, no friends, and no one to help me…
Years I’ve begged and been in pain but no one sees me…no one hears my cries of pain and despair…
One glimmer of hope sustains me…
I’ve heard there’s a healer in town…
I will use every ounce of strength I have left and crawl if need be, to reach out to this healer…
The morning sun is hot…The crowd is thick. How can I reach him?
I think, “Lord, if I can just reach your robe I know I will be healed…”
Turning, the healer, Jesus, feels someone touch him from within…Faith is activated…
“Who touched me?” He says. “I want to meet the one whose faith has reached out to me and touched me.”
“My Lord, you are surrounded by a crowd many are touching you.” The disciples exclaim.
“Yes many are touching me, but only one has touched me with their faith…” Jesus looks down and sees a lowly woman smiling, ecstatic with joy and peace. She knows she is healed.
The woman lying upon the ground looks up and stares into the eyes of the Master…
Their eyes lock…and he says, “Woman your faith has made you whole.”
Twelve years of sickness gone…years of being afraid…Years of despair and loss and uncontrollable pain, weakness…all gone
The blood issue gone…
Years of worry gone…years of abandonment and sneers from people…all gone…
From just one touch of the healer’s garment, in faith, she is clean and healed and free…
Faith is not a cliché; it is not a wish or magic potion…
Faith is not just hoping or desiring or wanting…
Faith is an action…a knowing that what we are seeking will be done!
When we are totally and completely out of options and there is no answer…
When no amount of money or therapy or medication or surgery or anything else man can come up with and all hope is gone…when help and all possibilities are nowhere to be found…and you have no other resource or even a thought of how to solve your situation…
You can do one of two things. You can give up and slowly die…
Or you can look to the only one who does have the answer! There is only one.
Not hoping he’ll do it. Not believing he’ll do it…not talking about it or wishing it so…
Faith is a determined, heart/spirit decision to reach out KNOWING without a doubt, that, “If I can touch just the hem of His garment, I will be healed.”
Faith is activated from within our spirit by the Spirit of God; it touches the Lord and allows healing virtue to flow.
We don’t have any control over faith, although he has given us a measure of faith…Faith comes from the Spirit of The Lord…Faith touches God…Faith makes God happy…Faith is right standing with Him…Faith is solid…Faith is the favor of God…Faith is like a key that unlocks the heart of God and automatically delivers what is needed in the moment.
Faith comes by hearing the word of God!
Abraham had faith in God! David had faith in God. Job had faith in God. All throughout the Old Testament you can see faith in action. Moses and Joshua and Jacob and Joseph and Ruth and Esther and Deborah and Samuel and Jeremiah and Isaiah just to name a few all had faith in God. When you read the scriptures it’s all about faith.
Everything the saints of old did, took Faith. Elizabeth had faith, Mary had faith, the disciples had faith…the woman with the issue of blood, the blind man, the lame and deaf and lepers all had faith in God…They lived in faith and they died in faith…WHY?
Because Faith is what pleases God!
Are you having faith in God today?
Are you sick, in doubt, in despair? Are you allowing anxiety to rob you of rest, hope, healing? Take heart brothers, sister, open your heart and allow Faith to saturate your mind, body and spirit. Kick doubt out …it does you no good!
Be encouraged…Have Courage and Be Bold! You’ve tried everything else…Do this!
When you have a few minutes, go to a quiet place and open your heart and begin to thank him for life. Love on him from your heart and spirit. Let everything else go…thank him for your healing, for your deliverance. Reach out and touch his robe by faith…he will know and he will turn to you and say, “Son, daughter, your faith has made you whole!”
Matthew 9:20 Good News Translation A woman who had suffered from severe bleeding for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I touch his cloak, I will get well.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, my daughter! Your faith has made you well.” At that very moment the woman became well.
“At once Yeshua realized that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, ‘Who touched My clothes?’ ‘You see the people crowding against You,’ His disciples answered, ‘and yet You can ask, Who touched Me?'” (Mk. 5:30-31).
Hebrews 11:1 New Matthew Bible (NMB) What faith is, and a commendation of the same. The steadfast belief of the fathers in old-time.
Faith is a sure confidence of things that are hoped for, and a certainty of things that are not seen.
Let me just say this:
Jesus didn’t heal everyone; some were not healed because of doubt and unbelief. I’m not saying you aren’t having faith if you are not healed. All I know is that the Bible says, He healed the woman who had the issue of blood. He healed the blind and lame and lepers…The scriptures say, it is Faith that please God.
If you lack faith…Read His Word…Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God! (Romans 10:17) God’s word activates Faith…I pray God will encourage you today.  Let all fear and doubt be gone in the name of Jesus! I pray that you will reach out and touch the hem of his garment and that Jesus will say to you today, “Your faith has made you whole!”
God bless you. Let Faith Arise!!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill February 15, 2018
The garment of Jesus: The tallit, tassels, fringes. Represent the authority of His word; (Word of God), Humility, His wings.
The prophet Malachi spoke of the Messiah of Israel and said of Him, “But for you who revere My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in His wings” (Mal. 4:2). The Hebrew word for “wings” used in this passage is kanaf, which is a word that specifically means the fringe-like feathers or edges of a bird’s wing, not the whole wing.
Jesus gave us the authority that in the His Name, the name of Jesus…when we reach out in Faith and touch Him we can be healed. It is by the spirit, not the flesh, that we touch Him by faith…not by might, nor by power…but by my Spirit says the Lord.
Psalm 17:7-9 Good News Translation (GNT) Reveal your wonderful love and save me; at your side I am safe from my enemies. Protect me as you would your very eyes; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the attacks of the wicked. 

T-Rex Arms

I don’t know if you have ever experienced a frozen shoulder before, it seems this is something that we vintage people have in common but no one told me about. Let me just say, it is not on the list of the top ten things I want to do in my life. And to be honest I do get a little grouchy… Lord give Bob grace! Any woo… I have prayed. I have gone to see a doctor. I have exercised and I sleep with multiple pillows propping my arm up and I have lost a lot of sleep because of the pain. Dressing is a challenge. Washing my hair in the shower, well, that’s where the T-Rex arms come in… the arm just won’t reach, no matter how much I command it to stretch. I’m sure you can relate if you’ve ever had a frozen shoulder. My left arm did recover from the malady and thank goodness for that, otherwise, I’d really be in a pickle. (I slept with a Winnie the Pooh stuffed toy and prayed a lot and it got better.) But this time it is not working!
No cortisone, because of blood sugar issues…Physical therapy they say, “may help,” but hurts terribly…I just need to vent for few minutes.
It’s only a challenge when I want to brush my hair. Sleep on my right side. Wash my hair. Scratch my back. Write for any length of time. Sit, stand, blah, blah, blah! Why am I sharing this? Well I’ll tell you?
Here we go…
Just because we are “saved”, born again; have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior…doesn’t mean we are free from trials and testing’s. Being a child of God is not “magic” there are no cutesy words or a magic wand you can wave and voilà everything is made perfect…In fact we will be tried and tested even more so. Jesus told His disciples they would be persecuted, mocked and even put to death. If they did it to Him the Son of God, they would certainly do it to us. But He also said, Cheer up because, He overcame, we can overcome too!
Now if you are not a believer of Christ you may be thinking, “Then why in the world would I want to become a believer?” That’s an understandable question.
Imagine twelve men (His disciples) who were from different persuasions of life. They were fishermen, tax collectors, tradesmen, etc. going about their everyday routine, when a man says to them, “Come follow me.”
He was no ordinary man. They must have known about Him they were from the same community. Yet they all left their routines and followed Him. For three years, I would venture to say that in that time, they got to know Him extremely well. And when they saw Him return from the dead, and He cooked a meal for them and ate with them. Had conversations with them; one even touched His side, where He had been pierced and also saw His nail scared hands. But when they saw Him ascend into heaven; well, that was the deal maker. They were all in!
They did as he said and waited for the power of the promise in an upper room. They preached with conviction and abandonment of all fears…they spoke the truth with hearts of passion. They knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus is the Son of God!!! Stoning could not stop them. Lions could not stop them. Prison could not stop them. Beatings and being ripped in-two could not stop them. Romans could not stop them. Kings could not stop them. Demons could not stop them. Sickness, weariness, storms, crucifixion, nothing could stop them not even the sentence of death. Why? BECAUSE they knew Who They Served and were persuaded that nothing could stop the Love of God from accomplishing His purpose for their lives. They knew Him! They had a continuing fellowship with Him! They were no longer students, they were sons and daughters of the Living God and they knew Messiah had come and would come again.
Paul had a thorn in his side that he could not be delivered from. His faith in God kept him going, no matter what his test or trial, he endured. He knew God’s grace was sufficient for him. These bodies are going to return to dust. If a believer and a non-believer stand in the rain they are both going to get wet. (It rains on the just and the unjust alike.)
The difference is when you are a child of God…you want to please God. Not self. You want to help others. You want to pray. You want to read God’s word, because you know His words give you an understanding of Him, He shows you how to live your life being blessed and not cursed. When you are His child you want to be around others who Love Him. If one can put a thousand to flight then two can put ten thousand to flight. There is unity and strength in numbers. Jesus always sent the disciples out in two’s. Why, because if one is weak the other can encourage and pray and help him to stay strong.
God opens your spirit so that you can see His light…and you never want to return to the darkness.
Even though my right shoulder is frozen…I continue to lift it up to praise God. I continue to believe for healing. But you know what? Even if I don’t get my healing I will continue to have faith and praise the Lord. I honor Him and love Him. Why?
Because I have been in His presence, I have heard his still small voice in the cool of the day… I have seen Him by faith Move Mountains in my life. I have experienced supernatural happenings of sicknesses healed, broken bones mended, restoration and reconciliation of relationships healed, and I can say I have seen His love and grace flow when everything looked hopeless and lifeless. Jesus my Lord, and Savior, has shown me His glory! When you know Him, really know Him, then no matter what happens, no matter the trial or the test, no matter how alone you may feel, you know He is with you. You can stand in faith knowing He is worth it all. And He will not fail! He will not fail!
I don’t understand everything, no one does…but I know this one thing…God is faithful. He does not lie. And he is a rewarder of those who seek Him with all their heart, mind, body and soul.
We are living in eternity right now…God is offering life…He is saying, “Come follow me.”
The world is offering riches, fame, prestige, or it could be offering abandonment, lack, sickness, death. God will not force anyone to love Him; He gave us all a free will. He has offered a choice though. In Him there is Peace, Love, Joy, Forgiveness, Life and so much more! The choice is yours.
T-Rex arms are not so bad in the light of eternal life!
I choose Life!
Thanks for reading from a vintage person, LOL….
~Marla Shaw O’Neill February 3, 2018
Mark 5:33-42 Good News Translation (GNT) The woman realized what had happened to her, so she came, trembling with fear, knelt at his feet, and told him the whole truth. Jesus said to her, “My daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your trouble.”
While Jesus was saying this, some messengers came from Jairus’ house and told him, “Your daughter has died. Why bother the Teacher any longer?” Jesus paid no attention to what they said, but told him, “Don’t be afraid, only believe.”

Sing Redeemed

Not all is what it seems in this life we live
Some aren’t privileged and some can’t give
They’re not born in the finest homes
They are desert babies destined to roam…
Their homes are mobile in hot, dry places,
They are sand-blown and wear sun-scorched faces…
Ancients are these, traveling to the other side
God lead them to Mount Moriah…
Perfect sacrifice prepared; a lamb must die…
Down through the ages, God’s son not spared
Fulfilling a covenant long ago shared…
Beaten, flayed and nailed to a tree…
God’s broken heart would be
Forever bare before you and me…
Will you reject His love or will you see
His broken heart given for thee…
Tears and blood, shed, on Mt. Calvary…
Yeshua…a reed shaken,
Beaten and scorned, died, to set us free…
While a broken heart sings…
God’s son gives the Victory…
A broken heart redeemed…
Made complete and whole
When we believe!
Desert babies dream~
Of Living waters and running streams…
Shaded forever in God’s Oasis they cling…
Broken hearts…mended…
Perfect Lambs, scream…
“It is finished!”
Marla Shaw O’Neill February 1, 2018
The Soul Takes Flight Poetry by: MS O’Neill
Genesis 22:2-12 New King James Version (NKJV) Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
Genesis 12 New King James Version (NKJV) Promises to Abram Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land.
Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. So Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.
Revelation 7:10-12 New International Version (NIV) And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

Like A Mighty Rushing Wind

Like a Mighty Rushing Wind…
Spirit of God, beginning and end…
Gently lights upon these women and these men…
Fire that does not burn
Sending disciples to preach and yearn
To know more of the Living God who sends
Demons run,
By the authority of, Yeshua, God’s son
This mighty rushing wind
His Promise He did send
Holy Breath, breathed upon everyone
Praying in the Upper Room…
Tongues of fire begun
Each spoke in a different tongue…
From nation to nation
New hope, new power; won!
Ask and you’ll receive
Have faith; believe
Testify of what you see
God’s Holy Ghost and fire
Breathe, on me!!!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill January 31, 2018
The Soul Takes Flight Poetry, by: MS O’Neill
Acts 2:2-11 The Message (MSG) A Sound Like a Strong Wind
When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.
There were many Jews staying in Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from all over the world. When they heard the sound, they came on the run. Then when they heard, one after another, their own mother tongues being spoken, they were thunderstruck. They couldn’t for the life of them figure out what was going on, and kept saying, “Aren’t these all Galileans? How come we’re hearing them talk in our various mother tongues?
Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; Visitors from Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene; Immigrants from Rome, both Jews and proselytes; Even Cretans and Arabs!
“They’re speaking our languages, describing God’s mighty works!”

Like A Flood God Will Lift A Standard

When the enemy comes into your camp…
Like a flood, the Spirit of God lifts a standard against him…Isaiah 59:19
We are all in this battle. It’s a battle of life and death! It’s a battle of fear and doubt! Good and evil! Human vs. an unseen foe!
Who you know, really know; will determine the outcome in this battle!
This battle cannot be fought and won with carnal weapons. No amount of physical artillery can defeat this enemy. The armies of man cannot defeat this enemy. This is an enemy that knows our weaknesses our fears and struggles. He knows strategies far beyond our wisest Generals and Commanders; and he knows he can win… if… we are left to our own wisdom and devices…
But the Spirit of the Living God has said he will fight for you. He will lift His standard and like a mighty flood he will win the battle for you, in fact the battle has already been won. If you know Him and call upon His name, the name above all names, Jesus the Messiah. The one who was born, died, resurrected, ascended and sits at the right hand of God and is coming again…He said when we pray believe that we have what we ask and it shall be done…Do you believe? Have you asked? Are you seeking Him with all your heart, body, mind and soul? Are you living in faith? Are you defeating the enemy by the word of God? Do you know Jesus? Are you a friend of God? Do you know his character and what he likes; do you know how much He loves you?
We are all broken, lost, sinners…But Jesus came to heal the broken-hearted, save the lost and set at liberty all those who will call on His name. He came to break the chains that bind you. He came to set us free from sin and death! He offers life to anyone who will accept Him.
The weapons to defeat the enemy are Spiritual. You cannot defeat this enemy unless you have the armor that God has designed to defeat him. It is a Spiritual girdle of Truth, Spiritual Helmet of Salvation, Spiritual Breastplate of Righteousness, Spiritual Shield of Faith, Spiritual Sword of the Spirit the Word of God, Spiritual Shoes of Peace and most importantly Spirit of Prayer and Praise!
This is how you fight…you fight in the Spirit with the Spiritual weapons of God, to defeat a spiritual demonic enemy…and Stand! When it looks like all Hell is coming against you…Stand…in Faith. Do not look with your eyes, do not doubt in your heart, but PUT ON THE GARMENT OF PRAISE FOR THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS, LIFT UP YOUR VOICE TO GOD…PRAISE IN THE SPIRIT AND WITH UNDERSTANDING, OH, MAGNIFY THE LORD! (Isaiah 61)
Make God bigger than your war!
Isaiah 55:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
..I heard my Pastor say recently to look down at the ground then look up into heaven as far as the eye can see…that’s how far our thoughts are from God’s thoughts…
It is He who is fighting for us!
Make the Lords presence your dwelling place…keep him forever before your eyes and then watch the enemy retreat and run…This is how you fight and win!!!
Not in the flesh with flesh…but with the Holy Spirit to defeat the invisible spirit demons you can’t see…but first you have to Know Jesus the Commander-in-Chief!! And you get to know him by confessing with your mouth that he is Lord and with the heart believe in his salvation…then study his word, be in community with others who know him…
He said you will know him when you seek for him with all your heart!
Are you at the end of your rope? Are you tired of being beat up? This doesn’t mean that life will not be without struggles but it does mean that you will have a host of angels, an army of believers and a triumphant Savior who will fight together with you against the enemy of your soul and you will be Victorious in this life and the life to come!!
Most Holy God we welcome you and give you praise. We lift up your name and shout with a voice of triumph. We declare that you are the Lord of our life. You are the one who gives us peace and hope! You are our war cry…you are our strong tower and we run into it and we are safe…Thank you Jesus for your love and for the standard that defeats our enemy…All honor, All glory, All power is yours. In Jesus Name Amen!!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill January 31, 2018
Ephesians 6:10-18 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

All Things New

Everything changed…
From destined to Fulfilled!
From death to Life!
From fallen to Redeemed!
From broken to Restoration!
From defeat to Victory!
From lost to Found!
From exiled to Promised Land!
From orphan to Heir!
From slave to King!
From sinner to Saint!
From flesh to Spirit!
From unclean to Holy!
From earth to Heaven!
From old to New!
Changed…in the twinkling of an eye…
Yeshua the Son of God
The Way, the Truth, the Life!!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill January 30, 2018
The Soul Takes Flight Poetry, by: MS O’Neill
Hebrews 1:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Supremacy of God’s Son Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Isaiah 43:18-25 New King James Version (NKJV) “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.
John 14:6 New King James Version (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

The Turtle-Dove

Gardens laden with turtle-doves
Melancholy music tunes of love
Tender, gentle turtle-dove…
Surrounding Jordan new life is born
Melodies of happiness in the sunlit morn
Low rising coos with the peace that it brings
The turtle-dove connecting, all, as she sings
A love song orchestrated by the King of kings…
Where will you go when your heart is torn?
Who will you embrace when life is forlorn?
Noah in his wisdom sent a dove to explore…
Is life to be given to mankind once more?
Turtle-dove returning through a window not a door…
Land was proven they would live forevermore…
Then down through the ages God’s love He would pour,
Through Jesus His son; whom He loved and adored…
A dove was sent to praise the Lord
When you hear the coo of the turtle-dove
Know you’re not forgotten you are forever loved!
Turtle-dove cooing, coo, coo, coo…
God is saying, “My precious child, I love you!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill January 25, 2018
The Soul Takes Flight Poetry by MS O’Neill
Psalm 68:13 New King James Version (NKJV) Though you lie down among the sheepfold, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold.”
Luke 3:22 New International Version (NIV) and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Genesis 8:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV) He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself. And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark.


Words spoken
Words reveled
No longer cloaked
By the disobedient will
Covenant made
By blood, sweat and tears
No more death, no more fear
Guiding Star
Stable, manger
Birth of Messiah
A cross
A Hill
Holy Breath, breathed
Redemption given
Man set free
Simply obey and believe
Death vanquished
Hell unlocked
Savior Victorious
We are forgiven
Through heart repentance
Flesh overcome
Spirit restored
Glory borne
Family of God
New Heaven
New Earth
New life
New birth
Just say, yes, to forgiveness!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill January 23, 2018
The Soul Takes Flight Poetry by: MS O’Neill
Revelation 21 Living Bible (TLB)
Then I saw a new earth (with no oceans!) and a new sky, for the present earth and sky had disappeared. And I, John, saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven. It was a glorious sight, beautiful as a bride at her wedding.
I heard a loud shout from the throne saying, “Look, the home of God is now among men, and he will live with them and they will be his people; yes, God himself will be among them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever.”
And the one sitting on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true: It is finished! I am the A and the Z—the Beginning and the End. I will give to the thirsty the springs of the Water of Life—as a gift! Everyone who conquers will inherit all these blessings, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But cowards who turn back from following me, and those who are unfaithful to me, and the corrupt, and murderers, and the immoral, and those conversing with demons, and idol worshipers and all liars—their doom is in the Lake that burns with fire and sulphur. This is the Second Death.”
Then one of the seven angels who had emptied the flasks containing the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come with me and I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”
In a vision he took me to a towering mountain peak, and from there I watched that wondrous city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of the skies from God. It was filled with the glory of God and flashed and glowed like a precious gem, crystal clear like jasper. Its walls were broad and high, with twelve gates guarded by twelve angels. And the names of the twelve tribes of Israel were written on the gates. There were three gates on each side—north, south, east, and west. The walls had twelve foundation stones, and on them were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The angel held in his hand a golden measuring stick to measure the city and its gates and walls. When he measured it, he found it was a square as wide as it was long; in fact it was in the form of a cube, for its height was exactly the same as its other dimensions—1,500 miles each way. Then he measured the thickness of the walls and found them to be 216 feet across (the angel called out these measurements to me, using standard units).
The city itself was pure, transparent gold like glass! The wall was made of jasper, and was built on twelve layers of foundation stones inlaid with gems: the first layer[c] with jasper; the second with sapphire; the third with chalcedony; the fourth with emerald; the fifth with sardonyx; the sixth layer with sardus; the seventh with chrysolite; the eighth with beryl; the ninth with topaz; the tenth with chrysoprase; the eleventh with jacinth; the twelfth with amethyst.
The twelve gates were made of pearls—each gate from a single pearl! And the main street was pure, transparent gold, like glass.
No temple could be seen in the city, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are worshiped in it everywhere. And the city has no need of sun or moon to light it, for the glory of God and of the Lamb illuminate it. Its light will light the nations of the earth, and the rulers of the world will come and bring their glory to it. Its gates never close; they stay open all day long—and there is no night! And the glory and honor of all the nations shall be brought into it. Nothing evil will be permitted in it—no one immoral or dishonest—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
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