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Super Bowl what?


 

My team lost.

Before the overtime started we turned the TV off and went to bed.

Waking up Tuesday morning I checked my phone and there it was.

The Patriots had made an historic comeback.

Of course they did! My teams always seem to be the underdog.

However, the Lord stopped me. super-bowl-2017

In my heart he spoke these words,

“The Patriots comeback is a confirmation of the comeback for America I began on November 8th, 2016.”

My entire mindset changed.

Thanking God for his goodness and mercy, the Super Bowl took on a whole new meaning. It wasn’t about a game, or a halftime show or who won or lost.

It was about God showing up in one of the most watched TV programs of the year and making a statement about Himself.

It was about how for some reason God likes football???????

It was about how God can use any format to deliver his messages.

But mostly He was telling me to be hopeful about America. He was letting me know He has plans for this country that are for good and not evil, for a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) He heard and listened to our prayers; from those of us who for years have been on our knees crying out for forgiveness to heal our land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14)

No matter how bad it looks right now with all the protests, vandalism and criminal behavior, God is reforming our nation to be a leader for other nations for His kingdom. He is literally shaking the evil to root it out. The enemy will continue his battles but once again, he has been dealt a huge blow.

That “Trumps” any game loss any day, even the Super Bowl.

 

 

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SuperBowl 2016


 

The  Daily Prophetic Word last week was to watch for prophetic signs in the Super Bowl. There was a big one on at the end of the halftime show. The sign Believe in Love and a cross! God is calling us to break the spirit of hatred.

The final score was 24:10. Matthew 24:10 people are turning away from Jesus’ greatest command to love and are hating. Yes even many Christians are doing this. God is calling us to break the spirit of hatred and judgement. It is love that will change the world! By Doug Addison

 
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SuperBowl 50: The Carolina Panthers


 

I would be a bad NC native if I didn’t post something about this upcoming game.panthers

Growing up 20 miles from Charlotte, this is history for me and my family; many of whom still live there and attend the Panthers games. In fact some of them are fanatics.

I confess I am not a football buff. Not even a buff, just a distant Carolina Panthers admirer.

Watching the games this past season wasn’t on my radar until they continued to win and win big. If you want a diehard football fan, don’t ask me. However I am excited that finally this has happened.  It would have been nice if my dad had been alive to witness their victories as he enjoyed watching them for years before he passed away in 2014.

Who knew that Michael Oher of the “Blind Side” movie would one day end up in the SuperBowl. But then having a Quarterback like Cam Newton certainly helps. Both men are huge and obviously quite good at what they do.

What intrigues me about the SuperBowl is that millions of people stop everything to watch these men tackle, fight and injure themselves in what many believe to be one of the greatest events of our generation. Between the commercials, food and parties it has become a stand-still Sunday.

But, what do these devoted enthusiasts do after it’s over?

How do they cope for the next 7 months without football?

Do they go into deep depression or withdrawal?

What do they fill that empty stadium fever with?

Maybe God has an idea.

I’ve always wondered what would happen if Jesus decided to show up at one of the Super Bowls.

Why not? Millions of people are tuned in making it one of the best and highest rated TV shows all year.

All the flowing beer and chips would probably stop instantly from being consumed.

The stadium itself most likely would come to a screeching halt of silence.

The media would be so shocked they would become speechless. (We can only hope)

I can’t think of a better entrance for Jesus to make. And according to Dream Interpreter and Prophet Doug Addison, God likes football and plans to show up and maybe show off?

God is full of surprises.

Maybe God wants the world to know He is still around and on the throne? 

Maybe God wants to touch the hearts of those empty nested fans once the game is over. 

Whether you believe him or not, it’s certainly worth a touchdown to see what God might do.

(And by touchdown of course I mean for the Panthers.)

Jeremiah 23:23-24

 “Am I a God who is near,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far off? “Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?” declares the LORD “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the LORD.

 


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Ok. So I am not that Excited


The following was a poll taken a few days ago about the big game tonite…..

What’s your favorite thing about the Super Bowl?

8%Foodsuperbowl

22%Game

18%Ads

22%All of the above

30%I don’t care about the Super

Admitted here, my vote was in the 30% group.  Maybe if the teams playing might include the Carolina Panthers or for my husband’s sake the Saints I might be a little more interested.

The past few years have been a disappointment with the ads which is one of the reasons I watched it in the first place.  Between the crass, tactless fashion flubs to the Material Girls’ on stage Viking showdown it makes me wonder how America reached such a vile point.

You would think the world can’t go on without this grand stand football game.  For the last few weeks the hype has been nauseating despite the efforts of past heroes making appearances on every network available.

Many with gambling issues bet on this game. Alcohol runs rampant in sports bars, parties and tailgating. And after 9/11 the threat of a terror attack adds to the cost of security.

But it is a money maker for many. The area where it is held, the local businesses including restaurants and hotels/motels are given a boost of financial success.  It doesn’t hurt the teams are placed in a class few ever attain.

I have to wonder if America would get as excited about Jesus appearing at the Superbowl as the teams and the halftime show?

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Photos from around the World


Surfing the net yesterday I came upon these photos. There were many others, but it struck me how many places are remote or alone in their own little corner of the map.  Then I was reminded how God knows about all of them; he is there too.

Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”

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“You have got to be kidding me!”


Famous words from a famous guy.

John McEnroe What about that hair?

John McEnroe
What about that hair?

For those of you who know anything about tennis, you recognize the above phrase as the signature line of John McEnroe.

Yesterday, the US Tennis Open began in Flushing Meadows, NY.  2 weeks of highlighted matches from the best players in tennis.  The last of the 4 Grand Slams a year, it is a time I look forward to.

If you don’t know who John McEnroe is well, let’s just say he was a showstopper. He played every point of a game/match as if it was his last. Add to that was his erratic, argumentative and very loud behavior on the court.  Besides holding the No. 1 spot in the world of tennis in 1980 he won 9 Grand slam titles.  

Crowds flocked to watch him play. He is a rare breed; he plays left-handed. In tennis that is like a curse for the opponent.

John McEnroe managed to get away with courtside drama that would get players thrown out immediately or fined today.  He was a force to be reckoned with as he made it clear when a call was made he didn’t like.  There was no love lost between him and the referees.

Now, much older he is still the show stopper as a commentator for the Grand Slam tournaments.  He is like “comic relief” from the sidelines and adds a new dimension to TV Sportscasters.

Before the Opening Ceremony tonight he was one of 4 commentators speaking about the day’s first round play. Using his signature line as part of his journalistic style, the crowd roared.

John McEnroe today

John McEnroe today

As he repeated his own words, “you have got to be kidding” the thought ran through my mind of how much that really applies to our world today.

“Did you say we will have to pay more taxes?” “You have got to be kidding me!”

“Guess who got caught doping now? “You have got to be kidding me!”

“Oh please. Not another regulation? “You have got to be kidding me!”

“So they still don’t know what is in Obamacare? “You have got to be kidding me!”

 “Now they want to tell us what kind of soda to drink?  “You have got to be kidding me!”

“That really wasn’t Miley Cyrus the other night was it? “You have got to be kidding me!”

“This just can’t be. Downton Abbey won’t be on until next January? “You have got to be kidding me!”

 

“So are you telling me there really is a Savior named Jesus Christ?”

Yes. There is. And I wouldn’t kid you about that.

He is for real.


John 14: 6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”