Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MOTHER OF THE YEAR: The Lady in the Yellow Shirt

by Molly Noble Bull

Mothers, especially Christian mothers and grandmothers, have a tough job in life. They want their children and grandchildren to love them. At the same time, they want them “in that number when the saints come marching in.” In other words, they want them to go to heaven.
Yet in the state of Maryland on the night of April 27, 2015, a woman, a mother, risk losing the love of her sixteen-year-old son for the better good. Instead of sparing the rod and spoiling her child, she did as the Bible says to do. She showed her love for the boy by smacking him in order to get his attention and turn him in the right direction.
I know. You aren’t to smack a child in the face. I would never do that nor have I ever done such a thing. But she didn’t actullay hurt the boy physically. The smack was light—meant to teach him right from wrong.
I don’t know the woman’s name. I call her The Lady in the Yellow Shirt, but I know her heart because she has the heart of a true mother. 
See video: 
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0428/Mom-of-the-year-Why-a-Baltimore-woman-disciplined-her-son-on-TV-videoheart
This brave lady inspired me to remove my safety net and do as she did—witness to my family and others. Maybe you should do as she did too.
It might be years before the son of The Lady in the Yellow Shirt realizes that his mother was right all along and that her smacks were labors of love. But I predict that he will learn this lesson but maybe not until he has children and grandchildren of his own. Perhaps on that day, he will thank his mom for loving him enough to risk losing him.
Mother’s Day is coming up, and I vote for The Lady in the Yellow Shirt for Mother of the Year
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Molly Noble Bull is a Christian wife, mother, grandmother and a published novelist.


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Sunday, April 26, 2015

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS:

Attention Home-School Moms and Others

by Molly Noble Bull

The Bible warns us of false prophets in the form of witchcraft and other occult practices. But today some churches seldom, if ever, warn their congregations of these evil practices. As a result, some Christian youths as well as adults and others crave books and movies about vampires, zombies and occult witchcraft—books and movies that promote evil while calling it “cool” and appealing.
Gatehaven, my scary Gothic Historical with a strong Christian message, will appeal to young people and others interested in dark and evil practices while learning in a novel format the dangers of the occult according to the Bible. 
Scroll down, below the picture of Gatehaven's cover, to learn about THE GATEHAVEN STUDY GUIDES PACKAGE for home school teachers and students. 
You can sample Gatehaven and the three study guides for free by going to www.mollynoblebull.com, scrolling down and clicking on Molly’s Free Downloads.



 Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull now has two companions—two study guides written by Jeanette Pierce and based on GatehavenThe Gatehaven Study Guide for Teachers and The Gatehaven Study Guide for Students. To find all three books, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slots at online and walk-in store or click http://bit.ly/Gatehaven 






Wednesday, April 8, 2015

MOLLY'S FREE BIO, Part One

.   April 8, 2015

by Molly Noble Bull

The Moon Belongs to Everyone. The Best Things in Life Are Free. 



The first two lines of this message came from a song. The words are by B.G. DeSylvia and Lew Brown, and the music is by Ray Henderson. And it is so true. The best things in life are free, but it took me a long time to realize it.
.   I’m no spring chicken, as they say, but since I believe I will live to about 103, I’ll be here for a while—unless Jesus comes before then. That could happen. He could come at any time. The signs are everywhere.
.   I’m a wife, a mother of three grown sons, a grandmother, a former school teacher, and a published novelist. I am also a Born Again Christian, and that is the most important thing of all.
.   Until now, I never felt I should tell the things I am about to tell. The fact that I am telling things now explains a lot, and in the days, weeks, months and perhaps years to come, I am going to publish my bio on the internet for free in blurbs like this one filled with questions, thoughts and dreams.
.   Yes, I said dreams. The Bible says the following words about dreams in the Book of Joel, chapter 2 and verse 28.
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And it shall come to past afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophecy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
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.   I am having dreams—perhaps visions. Today I am finally telling what happened to me on September 11, 2001. 
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.   Today we live in South Texas in the very town where I was born, but in 2001, we lived in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. I got up real early on the morning of September 11, 2001 because we were going to drive from ConCan, Texas to Victoria, Texas, and it was a four hour drive. I was to have one of my knees replaced on September 12th, and I was to go to the hospital in Victoria and pre-register for my surgery as an outpatient.
.   Before getting in the car for the long drive, I wanted to pray. On that morning I decided to pray in tongues except I always sing in tongues instead. The Lord often deals with me through music, and He likes for me, for all of us, to sing praises to Him. So as I often do, I asked the Lord to give me a tune to use in my song.
.   Sometimes He gives me tunes I never heard, but often it is a hymn I sing in church or at Bible study. On September 11, 2001, the tune to God Bless America came into my mind.
.   I thought that was odd. God Bless America was in our church hymnal, but He had never given me a patriotic song to sing in tongues previously.
.   I sang, using that tune anyway. Then we got in the car and started out on our journey. 
.   About two hours later, we arrived in San Antonio, and my husband and I decided to go into a convenience store and buy snacks to eat and drink along the way. When we got back in our car, the cell phone rang.
.   It was one of our sons with a message. He was watching TV, and he said that an airplane just hit a tower in New York City. Then he said something like, “Oh no. Another plane hit another tower in New York City.”
.   We were stunned. I wondered if we should continue on to Victoria. Did I want to be in surgery during World War III? But we decided to continue on. 
.   When we arrived at the hospital in Victoria, everybody was watching TV, praying or both. I was invited to attend a prayer service on another floor, but I refused. I had to stay in line to pre-register for my surgery.
.   We stayed in a motel that night. As we were watching TV, we saw the congress of the United States go outside and stand on the steps of the Capitol building and sing a song. And what were they singing?
.   God Bless America.
.   My surgery was a success, and we saw a lot of posters with God Bless America on them in the weeks and months to follow. Then the posters disappeared, and everything returned to the way it was before 9-11.
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The illustration on this page was done by artist, Courtney Young. The song, THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE, was published in 1925 by B.G. DeSyliva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson, and the words are true. The best things in life really are free.
.   We will be learning more about that as my bio continues; so stay turned. There is more to come.



Monday, March 16, 2015

SOLAR ECLIPSE, A Super Rare Event



by Molly Noble Bull




A solar eclipse located at the North Pole and associated with the 4 Blood Moons will take place on Friday, March 20, 2015, and last for two minutes. This rare event will begin at 12:18 PM Jerusalem time.
For the United States, the eclipses will begin at 6:18 AM and last until 6:20 AM Central Time, and many believe that the Blood Moons and the solar eclipse on March 20th  are signs from God—urgings to repent while there is still time and follow the Lord.
Blood Moons are said to be connected to prophecies related to the Nation of Israel and solar eclipses are connected to prophecies related to the entire world.
March 20th is the first day of spring, and according to Root Source, a Christian and Jewish web site, a total eclipse on the first day of spring at the North Pole happens once in a hundred thousand years.
The solar eclipse of 2015 will be followed by two blood moons this year. The next blood moon will occur on April 4, 2015. 
The illustration on this page was done by Courtney Young.
Stay tuned.

    

Sunday, February 15, 2015

THE DIVIDED KINGDOM--A Quick History of Israel


by Molly Noble Bull



In my opinion, certain Bible facts are not clearly explained in Christian religious services today. Yet a lack of knowledge of these scriptures prevents Christians from fully understanding the Bible. One of these topics is known as the Divided Kingdom.  
The Book of Genesis explains in chapters 22 to 50 that Abraham begot Isaac, and Isaac begot twin boys, Jacob and Esau. Of the two, God loved Jacob best.
Jacob fell in love with a lovely young woman named Rachel, and her father promised to give her to Jacob in marriage, if Jacob worked for him for seven years. Jacob agreed to these terms, but at the end of the seven years, Jacob was given Leah, Rachel’s older sister, instead. He had to work another seven years to get Rachel. 
So Jacob had two wives, Rachel and Leah, and he also had some concubines. But he loved Rachel best. Therefore, it is not surprising that he loved Joseph more than his other sons because Joseph’s mother was Rachel, and he gave Joseph a coat of many colors. Later, Jacob and Rachel had a second son, Benjamin, but Rachel died in childbirth having Benjamin. His wives and concubines gave Jacob twelve sons plus Levi. The tribe of Levi was the priestly tribe and was not to be counted with the other twelve tribes. The Bible states that there are twelve tribes of Israel and with the tribe of Levi, there would be thirteen. However, the tribe of Levi was the priestly tribe and was not to be counted as part of the twelve.
And God changed Jacob’s name to Israel. (See Genesis 32: 28.) 
Jacob had twelve sons and each son headed a tribe. After God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, his sons were called the twelve tribes of Israel.

You might also want to read the Jacob/Israel’s prophecy concerning his sons found in Genesis, chapter 49, and Deuteronomy, chapter 33. If you also read the prophecy of the twelve tribes in the Book of Revelation, chapter seven, you will notice that the tribe of Dan is not mentioned. In his place is Joseph's oldest son, Manasseh.

Jacob’s descendants were called the children of Israel—later called the Nation of Israel. 
The Nation of Israel’s first king was Saul. But King David soon replaced Saul as King of Israel. When King David died, his son, Solomon, became King. After King Solomon died, his son Rehoboam reigned as king.

During Rehoboam’s reign, the twelve tribes were divided—the result of a sort of civil war. (1 King 12: 1-43 and 1 Kings 13: 1-10) The southern tribes were made up of Judah, Benjamin and the Levites. Since Judah was the main tribe in this group of two plus the Levites, the southern tribes were called Judah, and their capitol was Jerusalem. The name, Judah, was shorted to Jew or the Jews.

The tribe of Joseph was the main tribe of the ten northern tribes, and Jeroboam reigned as their king. In the Bible, the northern tribes are called Joseph, but they are also called Ephraim and Israel. Ephraim was the younger of Joseph's two sons. Along with Joseph, his father. Ephraim headed the northern tribes, and Manasseh, his older brother, replaced Dan in the Book of the Revelation, chapter seven, as one of the twelve tribes. Some from the northern tribes turned away from God and worshiped at Bethel instead of at the Temple at Jerusalem. (1 Kings 12: 16-33) 

Both the tribes of Judah and the tribes of Israel were eventually captured by their enemies and led away into slavery. Israel was taken to Assyria, and Judah was taken to Babylon— modern day Iraq. The tribes of Judah (the Jews) were eventually released and allowed to return to Jerusalem to build the second Temple. But the ten northern tribes were never seen again—until fairly recently when some (but not all) were found. The recent discovery of some of the lost tribes is another reason we know that Jesus is coming soon. However, most of the ten tribes are still lost. Only God knows where the descendants of the northern tribes are located today.
 
Knowing the facts about the tribes of Judah and Joseph/Ephraim/Israel makes it easier to understand Ezekiel chapter 37, Hosea chapter 1, and other scripture verses.

Ezekiel 37: 15-17 says,
And the word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write on it For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for the House of Israel his companions. 
And join them together into one stick, and they shall become one in thine hand.

Ezekiel 37: 20-22 says,
And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. 
Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 
And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
Also read John 10:16:

Hosea 1: 10-11
The people of Israel will become like the sand of the sea, more than can be counted or measured. Now God says to them, “You are not my people,” but the day is coming when he will say to them, “You are the children of the living God!” The people of Judah and the people of Israel will be reunited. They will choose for themselves a single leader, and once again they will grow and prosper in their land. Yes, the day of Jezreel will be a great day!

We know that one day the two sticks will become one nation under one king. As Christians, we also know that the king’s name is Jesus. Many think that the Tribes of Joseph/Ephraim/Israel are the gentile nations, and that sounds logical. Who else could they be?
But is it possible that today the ten lost tribe are made up of Christians?

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Molly Noble Bull is a published Christian novelist, and her newest novel, Gatehaven, is a Gothic historical with a strong Christian message. Gatehaven won the grand prize in the Creation House Fiction Writing Contest as a manuscript and was published in trade paperback and as an e-book in March 2014. Molly’s next book will be a western set on a ranch in South Texas and titled When the Cowboy Rides Away. The western will be published in 2015. Stay tuned for updates.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT


I should have titled this article, A Letter to A President, not a letter to THE president, because this is not about any particular president. It is not about politics either. It is a letter to all presidents—past, present, future. I think the Bible clearly states that we are to pray for our leaders, bless our enemies and do good to those who spitefully use us.
I’d planned to send a copy of this letter to the current president, and I hope he reads this article. However, I wrote a letter to a president once, and he never got it, as far as I know. I did get a letter from one of his assistants, thanking me for the letter.
Christians can and sometimes do disagree with the views of a leader on a list of issues. Nevertheless, I think we should pray for them merely because the Lord asked us to do it. For me, that is reason enough.
Thanks for listening, and I hope you will pray for our leaders too.
Molly

Dear Mr. President,
Greetings from South Texas. I am writing to let you know that I am  praying for you. In fact, my husband and I pray for you and all our leaders every night. We are Christians, and the Bible says to pray for our leaders. So as long is we are alive on this earth and able, we will continue to pray for you and all our leaders as we have been doing. To me, it is a comfort to know someone is praying for you. Maybe that is the same with you.
The television is often full of bad news, but I am writing to give some very good news. No matter what you might have done or not done in the past, you can be forgiven and your sins washed away.

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, (Jesus) that whosoever believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
Book of John, chapter three and verse 16

All you have to do is repent of all your sins and really mean it, be baptized and believe by faith that God’s only begotten son, Jesus, has come in the flesh and is coming again. Your free ticket to heaven was bought and paid for when Jesus shed his precious blood on a cross, dying in your place and mine—dying for all those who truly turn to him. Jesus is like the doorway to heaven, and nobody goes to God he Father except through that door—through Jesus.
Nobody is perfect. We have all sinned. I know I sure have. However, I changed my final destination from hell to heaven by repenting of all my sins, being baptized and making Jesus my Lord, Savior and King.
Hell is real place, and nobody has to go there, if they are willing to take these simple steps.
I just prayed for you and will be praying for you again and again.

Molly Noble Bull



Monday, November 24, 2014

A MIRACLE -- Really and Truly


By Molly Noble Bull

Good morning.
Today is November 24, 2014, and this morning I clicked on The Jerusalem Report and found The Spot Report inside. I love the spot reports because they are always so insightful. But lately, every time I click on these reports from Jerusalem, the sound won't work, making it impossible to hear the report.
The problem was never caused by my computer sound system. The sound worked with other clicks. Only the Spot Report clicks wouldn't work.
But Praise God, THIS morning when the Spot Report came in, I refused to fret about it as I normally do. Instead, I cried out to the Lord in prayer in the name of Jesus, asking Him to make the Spot Report work so I could hear it.
And guess what? The sound worked perfectly. Honest. 
Miracle? I think so. 
Not only that, but when the report ended, there was a place to click on, So now, I am able to hear some if not all of the Spot Reports I missed.
God is good—all the time, and He answers prayer.
Go to YouTube. Write in Dr. James Hutchens - November 23, 2014.
The video is about the End times.


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