All of us at QuietWaters Ministries want to wish you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and may the Lord richly bless you in the coming New Year.
Jim, Stacie, Ro, our counselors, Dave, Vicki, Tom, Christine, Werner, our board Ray, Keith, Joe, Vince, Glenn, Bhaskar, Sid, Earl, and Meindert.
Do you believe in UFOs?
by Jim Schlottman
News flash: Unidentified Flying Objects from outer space were seen landing in a field at a sheep ranch near town. The ranchers said that the UFOs were surrounded by a bright light. One rancher reported, “When I saw that thing it scared me to death. Then one of the UFO’s told us not to be afraid”.
News flash: A church leader reported seeing an Unidentified Flying Object. He was quoted as saying, “While I was still praying, a UFO . . . flew over to me very quickly”.
News flash: A local man who would only give his name as John spotted four Unidentified Flying Objects that he described as living creatures and said that, “Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings.”
How can you not believe in UFOs when they are mentioned in the Bible? They are not UFOs to us because we know they are angels. Angel(s) are mentioned nearly 300 times in the NIV Bible. I believe that some of today’s UFO sightings are in fact sightings of angels.
Have you noticed that most often an angel’s first words are “do not be afraid”? You can understand why they had to say “do not be afraid” when you look at how one angel was described in Revelations 10.
“Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke.” That is scary.
Everything about an angel speaks to strength and power – power that is only surpassed by the power of God.
Whether they are sighted or not, angels are all around us today. And their power and the power of God are available to us today.
So here is my point. If you believe in these UFOs and if we have this unmatched power available to us, why aren’t we using that power?
How much time in each of your days is spent worrying rather than trusting the power of God?
When you made that hospital call, did you really feel deep inside that the power of God could heal?
When you stepped up to the pulpit did you really believe that the power of God would change lives with what you were preaching?
Please believe in UFOs and the power they represent.
Where is the Line for Jesus?
While at the mall a couple of years ago, a woman’s then four year old nephew, Spencer, saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mom, “where’s the line to see Jesus?”
The mom and her sister mentioned this to their dad, who immediately became inspired and jotted words down to a song in just a few minutes. After putting music to the words, and doing a quick recording at home, he received a great response from friends.
It now has become a YouTube favorite. Take a few moments to listen to this song by clicking on the link below..
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