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Hi, I’m a forty something (Ooops, now 50! something!), married guy living in North east Scotland. A scouser by birth me and my wife Pat sold up and moved up here  from Liverpool, North West England in 2005, in answer to a call of God. I have followed Jesus since 1999 when he just seemed to reveal Himself to me and am keen to do whatever He wants. I am not religious, sanctimonious or judgemental about anyone else but I am passionate about Biblical truth and so use this blog to point out error and deception within the church. I have a very real but simple faith in Jesus and without striving to ‘do things’ I live what I like to describe as a ‘real’ Christian life, without all those man made rules and regulations, and the burdens they bring.

We bought an old farmhouse when we moved here and are still refurbishing it. I love all things to do with the countryside, I keep bees, chickens and ducks, grow my own fruit and veg and make jams and chutneys and stuff. Just about have time to in the local factory as a Security Officer(ex Police you see- what else can you do to earn a crust!).

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  1. Great! Which part of Scotland? And are you a LFC fan?!

  2. Hello Andrew!!!

    You are from Scotland. I lived in Campletown many years ago, probably around 1984, the year the pound went 1 to 1 with American Dollars. I worked in Machrihanish at the RAF Base. I enjoyed My weekends at the Castle Riding Center in Adrisheig. The buiding of the Highway to Glasgow had just begun.

    I agree with you. YHWH filled me with this picture and begun in me a work from age 3. Age seven called my attention to many pictures hanging in my Church wall but at my height level. Every day of my life is the first day I have begun to walk with Yhwh. My faults are too numerous to even count.

    The words from Yhwh to me, “Are you going to punish me for what you have done?” He wants me to have communion with him every morning. When I feel stupid and foolish for what I have done, I do not want to do it. Yhwh says, “Are you going to punish me for what you have done?” Yhwh desires my communication. It is not based on what I feel or what I cause to happen.

    Yhwh desiring my communication is so surreal. How can this be true? The same power that it took to make the universe and all that is in it. Was used to rescue me from my all my sin through the covenant of the cross. Yhwh in hebrew was stamped upon it.

    Atonement exodus 6:6 and Matthew 26:27 to 36. Do I want to deny Jesus Christ nope, I don’t. I will not hold my sins against him and not talk to him.

  3. Today – in exasperation, I found your article and it rang very true. the work is harder on the inside. the struggle to give up my will, the struggle to overcome and rise above my failings, the struggle to give up self – is a harder struggle then to try “and do things” “run from things” “taking action on the outside instead of the inside” — I feel I am constantly incurring debt with G-d instead of Mercy – Time spent with Him is the only way out – letting go of all else at this time is the most frightening thing of all

  4. I need someone’s help……. Iam a new found christian with my fiance. I’m lost feel like I’m never going to get out of this pit I need someone to talk. Someone to help to guide me I pray and rea but I feel like my prayers are not being answered and it’s the most biggest prayer I have

  5. i peoples … luv the site ………its great to know that there are others out there that think the same way bout My Saviour JESUS and HIS TRUTH…..having just repented and returned after running away from him for a season … is our shepherd he goes leaves the flock to finf the one lost lamb …. he never lets us go people …his love and mercy are boundless …praise him ..god bless u all

  6. The best way to start the day is thinking about Jesus

    I need to walk in the light of Your love
    I need my eyes fixed on You
    I need my life to reflect Your will
    I need to be pleasing too

    The path I travel is narrow
    The path to destruction is wide
    You lead me through trouble
    My needs You provide

    In Your arms I find comfort
    Your arms are always open wide
    When lost and feeling weary
    Your love is my guide

    I need to walk in the light of Your love
    I need my eyes fixed on You
    I need my life to reflect Your will
    I need to be pleasing too

    I long for the day I will be leaving
    The day I return to You
    That day I will be in glory
    Spending eternity with You

    • This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing 🙂

      • Shelia,
        My life came to a screeching halt 6 years ago and since has been entangled in a love relationship with Jesus. Told I was product of a miracle I sought out the miracle maker. This relationship has continued a long time and my desire to seek Him has grown. He continues to reveal more and more of Himself to me. These things I write were inspired by love and adoration for our Lord and Savior.

        Jesus

        Our Lord is absolutely beautiful!

        peter

    • My dear Lord
      my loving savior
      I want to live my life for you
      present myself a willing vessel
      that you may live Your life through.
      take these hands to do Your work
      use these feet to follow You
      let these eyes see needs of others.
      Fill this heart to love like You

      • Lost in confusion

        Lost in confusion of a life
        A Life I never really lived
        Taught that this is life
        Since I was a little kid
        Lost in a delusion called life
        Life that cannot see
        Moving forward blindly
        With out a place to be
        Living life with out reason
        It is not living life at all
        The only change is season
        Which is no change at all
        Short of death
        I could not be delivered
        I could not hear the call
        God He stood before me
        With A message for us all
        It was about His saving Grace
        Not to heed
        We’ll surely fall.
        I am just a man
        Without Him nothing
        Nothing at all
        This lesson I had to learn
        Its a lesson for us all
        Its time to bow down
        On your knees
        And listen for His call

      • You are only a prayer away

        You wake with me in the morning

        You protect me throughout my day

        You comfort me when I am sleeping

        You wipe my fears away

        You fill dreams with your love

        You hear all the words I say

        You paved my way to eternity

        You are only a prayer away

      • Dear Sweet Wonderful Lord my God my deliverer my savior and salvation it is you I choose to serve today. I pray today that I can live in Your will. I desire to be obedient to the prompting of Your Holy Spirit in all things. I wish to be an example of You today in all things. Let the love You have given be given back to You in worship and praise of Your son Jesus, let this love be poured out to all people who will except You and raise You up high in Your glory for You and You alone are worthy. Do with me as You will.

  7. Every love song ever written
    Reflects the love from You
    Love that’s pure and perfect
    In everything You do
    Fill me Lord with Your Love
    May this work be done
    The world won’t see this servant
    The world will see Your Son

  8. I toss and turn and try to sleep
    the Lord of host calls his sheep
    babies cry and mothers weep
    He calls to take them home
    He spreads His arms, all so wide
    His strength to draw them near
    violently clutching to a world
    that only brought them tears.
    so long His children wandered
    so far from His embrace
    so many that were misled
    will never see His face.
    Now that time has come
    He takes what belongs to Him
    to full fill His righteousness
    washing away their sins,
    washing away their sins.

    • Dear Lord we are Your church
      The bride prepared for You
      Nothings borrowed
      Nothings blue
      Nothings old
      all is new
      Clothed in linen
      Pure and white
      Pleasing fragrance
      Beautiful sight
      She is
      The bride prepared
      For the Lord’s delight
      She longs to be taken home

      • I never knew love so true
        Till I knew the love from you
        It’s a gift given
        not for what I do
        it comes from grace
        that comes from you
        Thank you Lord

  9. I used to be very passionate about telling people about Jesus and I had much compassion on those who were ‘lost’. Over 10 years later I don’t have that same level of compassion any more nor do i tell people about Jesus anymore, unless I feel the Holy Spirit telling me to (and He hasn’t now for years).I honestly believe that most of the people who are going to be saved are now saved! I believe Jesus will be coming for His chosen ones soon and I am just waiting for Him. I live one day at a time, giving thanks for His providence, and praising Jesus. Jesus told us that before His return the world would be Godless and you must see how the depravity of humankind is increasing. The world is spiralling downwards at a fast rate and the Lord must act soon. I think that what you feel is what I feel. We feel we need to do something but Jesus has done it all! Be content that you are chosen and stick close to Jesus. If he wants you to do something He is well capable of letting you know. Watch and pray as we await His coming and do not be deceived because many millions have been and will be. Our conversation is in heaven so this world offers us nothing! The blessed hope is that Jesus will return to take us with Him and then we will reign with Him on earth and on the new earth. So that;s what I think my friend. It’s where we are in time I feel. Jesus will be coming soon and I don’t feel I have to do anything unless He tells me to! Just be glad for what He has given you. By the way everyone the Lord wants to save He will so don’t fret about that either. Love in Jesus, Tony

  10. Greetings Tony, from Sydney, Australia.
    I travelled your area June 2009 and enjoyed the natural beauty of Scotland. A very brief, but impactful visit.

    So good to read your blog and I want to encourage you to keep up what you are doing.

    I am currently reading The Power of Vision by Myles Munroe. I could not agree more that true vision is from God and that we have to pray and align with Him to give us the desires of our heart.

    I have been a christian since 1985 and it is amasing how life feels like we solve a puzzle. Every piece have fallen in place over this many years.

    Last weekend we looked for the first time at some of the materials I saved on computer in 1996. I asked my two girls (8y and 7y) then and my wife two questions. 1. What is your dream? 2. What makes you happy?

    Because they answered those questions in genuine, honesty with anticipation of Jesus’ in their lifes, I was indeed amased to see how true they stayed to their words.

    The oldest is about to qualify as an Exercise Physiologist doing what she wanted to do most – care for other, in particular those in need for physical rehabilitation. The youngest is about to finish her business degree in marketing and tourism – She wants to manage a lodge where she can offer hospitality. She is getting ready to go into the world to find a lodge to manage (and hopefully own).

    My wife is head teacher in science at the local christian school and she has lived a very fulfilling, purposeful life with the studnets and staff since we arrived in Sydney 10 years ago.

    Even though I became a christian so many years ago, I found myself recently against a brick wall. It is almost like I have lost my vision. I have no burning inside me. Nothing excites like they use to and I have no burning desires in my heart. Yet, I do not feel comfortable, either.

    What is wrong?

    • Fanas,

      I am not Tony, but I don’t think Tony would mind if I commented in response to question… “What is wrong.” Although, Tony may answer as well, which I hope he does as he always has Scriptural answers to impart, as he and Pat are strong Christians who walk in the Spirit.

      You wrote “I am currently reading The Power of Vision by Myles Munroe. I could not agree more that true vision is from God and that we have to pray and align with Him to give us the desires of our heart.”

      I have not read this book nor do I know of the author and so cannot answer directly to what the author is teaching regarding receiving the “desires of your heart”. However, dear brother, I must ask, is Christ Jesus and His Kingdom the desire of your heart? Or, is it success in the ways and things of this world? Truly, your wife and daughters are successful, but is success in wordly things really an answer?

      As Scripture, and especially the words of Jesus point out, you can not find true happiness, fulfillment, or peace in the things of the world. You cannot be earthly minded and find the joy in what can only be found in Christ Jesus alone. Scripture makes this plain… Please, read the Scriptures, the words of Christ, and then ask yourself and the Lord in prayer… What is wrong?

      Much love in Christ our Lord,

      Kathy

    • Excuse the typos, as usual I’m rushing to get a comment written and then posted! Kathy

      • You advance spiritually by finding out what you are, not by trying to become what you hope to be. …

        “Watchman Nee

  11. Greetings, Tony, from Oregon!

    Just as Mackenzie did in the previous post, I googled the words “Where do you want me Lord?” and came up with your site. I’ve already read several of your articles, and I have to tell you, I’ve been truly blessed. I especially relate to your article about the Modern Church, and I’m looking forward to reading more, as I can tell by the titles that I’m going to enjoy reading them.

    I have not been a member of a church, per se, for many years, other than for a brief period of time a few years back. I attended a Reformed Prebysterian Church (OPC) in Broomfield, Colorado, while attending college and living in Denver, Colorado.

    They were a great congregation of people who, in their way, loved the Lord. They tried very hard to be “good Christians” and to do what they believed they were supposed to do, but, bless their hearts, there was no Spirit. For the year that I attended Bethel Presbyterian Church, I longed for Spiritual fellowship, but never met even one brother or sister who seemed to really know and follow Jesus Christ. There was no passion for Jesus, no reality of his Presence, no service beyond that of taking care of the needs of daily life… Just a Spiritually dead congregation, steeped in dead letter doctrines and religious legality.

    I wish I could say that Bethel was an exception, Tony, but it wasn’t. Here in Oregon, I used to know and fellowship with brothers and sisters who truly loved and followed the Lord! Our home Bible studies often went late into the evening because the Holy Spirit was revealing the Word to our hearts and minds. We were alive in Christ, and were walking daily with Him. Our thoughts, our prayers, our very reason for living, was all about Jesus Christ and his Kingdom.

    Sadly, I cannot find a truly Spirit led congregation anywhere in Central Oregon today. By “Spirit led” I don’t mean as in a Pentecostal church, I mean where the Presence of the Holy Spirit dwells and and true revelation of the Word of God is being received and taught.

    Christianity in America had changed. It’s all about whatever is new and exciting! The latest trend, the latest book, the newest Christian band, etc… Christians are flocking to pastors with the most “Best Sellers” on the New York Times list! Or to the largest Mega Churches in their city, whose pastors promise riches and success in exchange for financial support. “Christians” pack out auditoriums with standing room only, to support and idolize charlatains who rant and rave in the name of Christ, while knocking people to the floor and shouting out demonic gutteral growls of “fire on you!” These charlatans rake in millions of dollars with their phony “healing” sideshows, and people fall for it, and buy it, literally! They truly believe that these evil doers are servants of Jesus Christ.

    It’s “Vanity Fair” in all it’s corruption and ugliness, only worse. John Bunyan, in his wildest dreams, could not have imagined what the “church”, not just the world, has become today.

    Dear brother in Christ, it’s late and I must close, but I want to thank you for allowing me to write to you about the burden that has been pressing on my heart concerning the Church. I pray for the church, that they will turn once again to their first Love.

    Thank you, as well, for writing and sharing the Spirit revealed, Bible based articles that you have posted on your site. They are such a blessing. If I lived in Scotland, I would look you up in hopes of fellowshipping with you and your wife, and other like minded Christians.

    Along with you I pray “Come quickly Lord Jesus.”

    Kathy

    Redmond, Oregon, USA

    • Hey Kathy, Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. Every now and again we (my wife and I) get an e mail comment from a brother and sister that we know is from one of the true remnant. Yours is such a one and it encourages us in our walk with Jesus. As you are aware, almost all of ‘organised’ religion has been led astray and is following ‘doctrines of demons’. Many in the congragations are deceived (just like Jesus warned us) but many of the leaders of these churches are actually working for Satan and they know exactly what they are doing. It can break your heart but Jesus told us these things would happen, and indeed they must happen before ‘the lawless one (Antichrist) is revealed, and Jesus takes us home. I firmly believe that we are witnessing the ‘great falling away’. The ‘many’ have and are being deceived, and the world is spiralling downwards at an ever increasing speed into depravity. Surely the LORD must act soon!

      We just live day by day now and ‘watch and pray’, looking at the signs of the times, and waiting for Jesus. We, like you, just CANNOT find any personal fellowship in this part of Scotland and I feel that there are not many of us left. There are not many ‘like minded Christians’ but the few of us there are, are placed in locations around the world by the Lord, for whatever purpose, He only knows. So we should keep in touch and encourage each other as we await the coming of the Lord. Our ‘conversation is in heaven’ and we must ‘focus on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith’. Hallelujah!

      We are the true chuch Kathy! My wife Pat would like to e mail you if that is OK.

      Don’t despair!!

      Love in Jesus

      Tony & Pat

  12. Ohmygosh! I googled Where do you want me Lord and came to this website!! God has put a calling on my life, I am fasting and praying, and have been for the last few days. I ran from my calling for years but feel this is it. Been to seminary too.
    I feel God calling me to serve at an orphange. In South America. Which orphange and which country I’m not sure. In a dream, I thought He said Ecuador or El Salvaldor. But you shouldn’t always trust dreams. I helped planted a Spanish church do children’s misinsitry (US) so it would make sense that God would want me to work with kids, esp Spanish-speaking kids. If anyone has any guidance that they can provide, I welcome it! Any words of wisdom too, I am always thirsty for wisdom!!

  13. I have stumbled upon your website and feel a spiritual connection – we were involved in a very corrupt church that we poured our heart, soul and finances into – since leaving that church in 2000, we have not found any other church that we can fit into – we have always said that church is in our home. There is a sad part of me that misses the rituals of the former churches that I went to (childhood and adult) because I believe that no man is an island, and that the body of believers must stand strong together.

    My husband, who grew up with no religion, is a very spiritual man, for when I introduced him to the Bible and he read it himself, it was easy for him to believe it and act upon its principles. I have struggled with fear, doubt and worry all of my life (having been raised Roman Catholic – can you relate at all?) and still work hard at dealing with consuming fears most of my days – the only thing that helps is to put on the Word of God and completely keep my mind immersed in Him and His Son.

    I wanted to thank you for the information here and let you know that I will be praying for your family as you undertake the work of the Lord.

    God Bless You,
    Catherine Gray
    Minneapolis, MN (USA)

  14. Hi Pamela, Thank you for your testimony. The Lord surely does guide us, in His timing, not ours! And sometimes He leads us to a place and we wonder why? That’s how I feel at the moment but it’s cool! Love in Jesus

  15. I truly believe that the Lord leads as soon as you make the request. He opens doors both physically and emotionally through people and places and thoughts. I know this first hand. He may even send a vision as he did in my life. I am 49 years old. Grew up never really knowing where I was going. I became a christian at the age of 18 but never really was set in a church. I began meandering through life making mistakes at every turn. I began at the age of 22 asking God what he wanted me to do and I just kept the faith. I worked as a nursing assistant after answering an ad in the paper. I began my work and saw how the elderly were treated. I had a heart for there suffering. the thing that scared me was death. I prayed and asked the Lord if this was what he wanted me to do. I tossed around the thought of leaving this job. I had a dream that changed my life for ever. I would have to go in to detail about the dream but it would take a while. The dream was very profound and straight forward. I listened to that dream and knew that I was to remain working. Since then, the lord has trained me and brought me through many many trials with my work. I had to keep a compassionate heart and a bold heart in order for the Lord to take me where he wanted me. I am now in a place of authority with no degree running a program for elderly who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Amazing is his grace, I give all the glory to him. I have been touched by the lives I care for which is a true gift. Will the Lord lead me yet to another Place? I don’t know, but I continue to listen to him, and will go where he wants me to go. Blessings to all of you who are searching. Be open to what the Lord is trying to speak to you and be patient.

    • Pamela! Thank you so much for your response. I am 30, and have made many mistakes…sometimes I feel as if I have seen everything under the sun already. I work in finance but feel as if God is calling me to leave my job, soon. I have had a calling on my life when I was 16. There were many confirmations and affirmations by friends and family. But there were 3 times that God CLEARLY spoke and showed me that my future would be serving him full-time. And my friends have often said, yes, we totally see you doing that. That being a full-time missionary is something they see me doing……..if I were to tell you about all that the Lord has spoken to me about, showed me, and the folks He led me to give Bilbes too, it would fill volumes. But please tell about your dream, please. I would like to know, I am very curious. Thanks for reading! And sorry if I am like rambling!!

  16. This was a wonderful message and your comments on the questions were right on.

    I guess we just need to focus on the fact that God has a plan for our lives that was orchestrated BEFORE we were born. When we ask the Lord, What do you want me to do?, we are submitting our will to be used by the Holy Spirit as God intends. It is our surrender that allows God to do powerful works through us. I can’t even imagine why God would want to do anything through such a broken vessel as I, but then, his love covers all all my weaknesses.

    Thanks for the great truth.

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  17. Hi Andy, I really believe that there is only a
    remnant of true believers remaining on this earth, the rest following ‘doctrines of demons’ or are what is known as ‘worldly’ Christians. We should be distinct from the world and have no attachment here.

    I also look at what’s going on in the world and I see an ever increasing downwards spiral in the depravity of mankind.

    It can be easy to despair but let’s remember that these things must happen before Jesus comes back for his people. So I say, ‘bring it on’.

    These days I don’t pray for revival or for ‘the world’, I pray earnestly instead for Jesus to ‘Come Quickly’.

    The Bible also tells me that it is going to get worse for true Christians, as well as the world.

    We just have to keep our eyes focused on Jesus, realising that we are only pilgrims here.

    It was nice to hear from a brother who is not deceived like the vast majority of ‘churchgoers’.

    Love in Jesus, Tony

    • Great post, Tony. Amen and amen. I am glad that others see it that way too. Even in church, it is lonely to be a Christian…very few truly truly believe, and the word “remnant” is perfect. Thank you for being an authentic disciple.

  18. Hi Tony, I have a lot in common with you. I too am skeptical of “those man made rules and regulations, and the burdens they bring.” I walk with Jesus everyday. Sometimes I get really confused. Other times I feel the presents of the Holy Spirit. I stopped going to church because I learned the preacher has a problem counseling people one on one. He said he isn’t good “One on One.” He gets his staff to do those things. I pray for him, but don’t believe I will benefit in that setting.

    Anyways, I look around the world and think to myself am I going crazy? It’s as if Satan has taken over almost every institution here in America. I mean that literally by the way. Our media is the official media arm for the prince of lies. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s as if they’ve all become possessed by some evil demons. The truth is of no concern to them. It’s the most amazing thing to watch.

    God bless you and your wife.

  19. Hey Al, I have sent you a private message. I pray that you will listen to what I have said and more importantly to what the Holy Spirit says to you. Unfortunately, Christians who ‘walk the walk’ rather than just ‘talking the talk’ are very rare in my opinion. Love in Jesus, Tony

  20. Hi Tony,

    Just looking around the internet for a bit. And yes, I googled “Lord, what do you want me to do?” I’m struggling with a call to Christian counseling. I’m already a pastor, but I despise the political side of the Southern Baptist Church. I just want to be able to meet people where they are. For the most part, the counseling clients that I see are at their end and ready to take Christ at His Word. On the other hand, the “church people” that I deal with are hard hearted and cruel, as well as seeking their own benefits through political ploys within the church. I guess I’m just tired of the shenanigans with those who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. I’m searching for those who are downtrodden and desperate for Jesus.

  21. Hi Linda, Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. First of all, if you wish to keep the 7th day sabbath, thats fine with me. Similarly if I choose to accept every day as a Sabbath, then that shoiuld be fine with you. I say this because of these verses in Romans 14:5-6 where Paul is speaking to the church in Rome about Sabbath and what can be eaten etc and we would both accept that Paul’s writing were divinely inspired of God.

    ‘One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardethy not thye day, to the Lord he doth not regard it’

    here is an explanation on the subject and some scripture to have a look at

    God first gave the sabbath as a duty to man in the book of Exodus. It is true that the sabbath originated at the completion of the creation (Gen. 2:1-3), but that was God’s rest, not man’s. There is no record in Genesis that God gave the sabbath to man, and there is no record of men keeping the sabbath before Israel in the wilderness. Neh. 9:13,14 plainly states that the sabbath was first given to Israel. Some groups such as the Seventh-day Adventists teach that men kept the sabbath from the days of Adam onward, but this is contrary to the Bible’s own record.

    Exod. 31:12-18 says the sabbath was a special sign between God and Israel. If mankind in general had been given the sabbath following creation, it could not have been a sign for Israel. The fact is that the sabbath belongs to the nation Israel and not to any other people. It is also important to note that the sabbath will be an eternal possession of Israel (Exod. 31:16).

    This sign will never beannulled or transferred to another people. This explains why the prophets foretell that Israel will keep the sabbath even after the kingdom of Christ is established on earth (Isa. 66:23). It also explains why Jesus Christ mentioned the sabbath in His prophecies of the Tribulation (Matt. 24:20) . Rev 14:12 that you mention – this verse is speaking to the Jewish remnant/remaining Christians at the time of the Great tribulation telling them not to rise up against the Antichrist and his torture of them. ie. not to kill them. keep His commandments, this is the patience of the saints.

    In their writings to the churches, the Apostles only mentioned the sabbath three times.

    (1) The sabbath is a symbol of salvation rest in Christ (Heb. 4).
    (2) The N.T. believer is not bound to keep the sabbath (Col. 2:9-17).
    (3) The N.T. believer has liberty in the matter of holy days (Rom. 14).

    Those who teach that the sabbath is binding upon the Christian, are going contrary to what the Apostles taught. (Romans 14:5-6)

    Why, then, did Jesus keep the Sabbath? He kept the sabbath for the same reason He kept all the other Mosaic laws. He also observed the feasts. Jesus did these things because He was born a Jew, born under the law, that He might fulfill it and redeem His people from its penalty and bondage (Gal. 4:4; Rom. 9:5).

    One final point on this subject is that we are not saved by keeping the commandments anyway. There was only one perfect man, Jesus, the rest of us are saved by grace alone.

    When asked which is the greatest commandment, Jesus answered, ‘THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

  22. I have a question regarding the Sabbath. Was it removed from the 10 commandments? When God said:
    1 John 5:2-3 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    Revelation 14:12 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    Revelation 22:14 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. ……………….
    was He talking about all the commandments except the one concerning the Sabbath?

    I have found that the Sabbath was the only day He set apart and sanctified but I have missed where it was the only one of the commandments fulfilled and no longer to be observed. Can you give me scriptures please

    your confused sister in Christ
    Linda

  23. Hey Tracy, Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. When we were new Christians we were members of an Anglican church in England and at the time we thought it was cool. However, the Lord removed us from that fellowship and has moved us on several times since. The churches around where we live noware either following false teachings or are so compromised with a watered down Gospel that they are indistinguishable from the world. The Lord has told us to ‘Come out of her’ and we always obey what we feel the Lord is saying to us, even if that means it can be a bit lonely.

    Regarding the Sabbath Day. At the beginning of this year me and Pat spent a considerable amount of time struggling with the Sabbath day, especially the question as whether it should be the 7th day (Sat) or Sunday. After studying the word and spending time in prayer we eventually decided that every day is a Sabbath for New Covenant believers. We don’t follow the Old Testament Jewish Sabbath from Friday to Saturday but neither do we attend any Sunday worship in a church building.

    The main reasons for coming to our decision are best summed up in the following article.

    http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract8.html

    I agree with your comments about the nation of israel. They are still the ‘chosen people’ and when the times of the gentiles has been fulfilled’ God will turn again to Israel. (See Luke 21:20, Rev 11:4).

    Scotland is a beautiful country. We have absolutely no ties here at all but it is here that the Lord has brought us. We are now just living each day as it comes, praising Jesus and remaining watchful because I sincerely believe he is coming soon for His people. And when he does, WOW! It’s going to br great!! Love in Jesus, Tony

  24. Hello from Texas. I found your website by accident while studying scriptures with my husband, David, and friend.

    I keep thinking about the scripture that says, “Come Out Of Her My People” and I think we are.

    I agree with most of what you say. I do believe the lie about Sunday as the day we are suppose to worship. We are to read and study daily but I have found that the real day to worship is the Sabbath (sundown Friday to Sundown Saturday).

    God talks about His appointed times and the Sabbath is one of those times He has asked us to meet with Him. Also, Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath and the Sabbath is a sign between God and His People.

    I have also found that those who believe are Isreal. Gentiles are grafted into the branch, not part of the root but we are promised the same as Abraham’s seed.

    My family came from Scotland. We seem to have a pretty colorful history. Many of the Lost Tribes were scattered into Scotland, England etc area from what I have read in History.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

  25. Hey Kel, Thank you so much for your kind words of blessing and prayer, they have really encouraged us. It is a beautiful part of the world here (I’ll put more pictures of the scenery on my blog site soon) and we are so thankful that the Lord has brought us here. It can, however, be lonely, and we haven’t as yet made any really close Christian friends. We are just waiting on the Lord – to lead us to the right church, or to bring people here. Checked out the camp you work on – it seems a fun place to be. Our prayer for you Kel, is that you also will be filled with the love, joy and peace of Jesus, and that He will use you for His purpose amongst the young people that attend the camp. Love in Jesus, Tony & Pat

  26. Somehow stumbled on you site, found your story kind of interesting,especially since you became christians not that long ago, I’msending this e-mail from north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I work on a Christian camp ,Camp Arnes, { http://www.camparnes.com} The camp has school kids staying here in band ,choirs, as well as christian retreats. Summer months of July and august are week long where the kids learn about God and do a lot of activities located on the cam p arnes site. We’re about one hour north of winnipeg. I became a christian in 1989,may, when my marriage broke up, it was then I turned to Jesus. It has been very excitingas well as have had some very tough times, but the Lord is faithful. I’ve always been interested in Scotland and Ireland, seen pictures,looks like a beautiful land . I’ sure the people are friendly and very interesting . My prayer is God’s blessing on you and the peace of Christ in your hearts to rule and leaqd you in your journey. in Christ’s love Kel

  27. Hi Tony and Pat
    Love the website, great to see you living “the good life”, a world away from the life you had down here. It seems to be agreeing with you! Keep it up.
    Hope to hear from you soon..
    Lots of love to you both from
    Linda and Dave xxx

  28. Hi Richie and Carol, Nice to hear from you. The farmhouse is coming on very slowly as we ran out of money. We’ve been saving up and plan to get lots done in the dark winter months when there isn’t much else to do up here. Hope to get more photos on the blog when I get my head around it. lots of love, Tony & Pat

  29. hey dad
    how r u and pat? im ok, got over my morning sickness now but me and gary have split up so not to good, im going to be a single mum!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaaarghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! anyway can’t wait to see u if ur still coming to liverpool. i think u should pray for me and also that the baby is ok as im constantly worring incase i mess up
    love you x x

  30. Hi Pat / Tony

    Great to hear from you again , how is the farmhouse coming on.

    I enjoyed reading about you on the site, keep it up

    Love Carol and Richie


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