“The Truth about ‘The Great Reset'”

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, June 27, 2022, and this is Episode #26 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “The Truth about ‘The Great Reset'”.

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If you have not yet heard of “The Great Reset.” you will soon. In today’s post, we will explore this topic and expose the lies at its foundation.

So, what is The Great Reset and why do you need to know about it?

The Great Reset is the name given to the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, in 2020. Convened by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and the World Economic Forum (or WEF), this meeting brought together top business and political leaders from around the world for the purpose of taking advantage of the then current COVID crisis and to use that crisis as the launching pad for creating the New World Order.  

The stated goal of the 2020 World Economic Forum meeting, as published on the official WEF website, was “to overcome income inequality, societal division and the climate crisis.” This remains the WEF’s goal, and they are pursuing it with relentless passion.

While, at first glance, the WEF’s goal may sound noble, it is rooted in deception. In truth, the nice-sounding terminology masks anti-Biblical lies whose ultimate purpose is to enslave humanity and to usher in the New World Order under the brutal dictatorship of the Anti-Christ.

A frequent expression used by the Great Resetters is “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Interestingly, one of the chief topics discussed at the 2020 Conference was how best to use the COVID-19 pandemic and the theory of climate change to reset global structures. Klaus Schwab, current CEO of the World Economic Forum, said this in a statement posted on the official World Economic Forum website: “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.”  

Reflect. Reimagine. Reset.

What the Great Resetters mean by these words is not what most people mean by these words. The Great Resetters want to turn our world into a global kingdom where we own nothing and are happy. A kingdom where they call all the shots and we call none. A kingdom where we do what they say or we die. 

The social structures included in their nefarious reset goals are education, health care, finance, and energy production, among others. The aim of the World Economic Forum is to restructure our world according to a model that makes the liberal, wealthy élite rulers over the rest of us.

Those who promote the Great Reset are brazenly open about the fact that they want to control every human being in every aspect of his life. For the past two years, we have already witnessed and experienced that control infiltrate our daily lives in the form of lockdowns and mask mandates. Now that same control is expanding to the imminent use of a Social Score Card that will ration food, gasoline, and other life-sustaining products according to the degree of one’s compliance with the demands of the New World Order. Those who comply can buy. Those who do not comply cannot.

This is nothing short of Marxism and Communism and is a precursor to the Mark of the Beast as described in Revelation 13: 16-17: “Also it [the mark] causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.” (Brackets mine]. The proposed Social Score Card–which is already being used in China–will soon be used in America and in other countries of the world. It will eventually become the Mark of the Beast as prophesied in the Bible.

A question that frequently comes up is, “Can we stop the Great Reset?”  Since the Great Reset is predicted in Bible prophecy, it cannot be stopped because the Word of God cannot be changed. What God has decreed will happen will happen. But, as Christ-Followers, we can mitigate the effects of the Great Reset in our own lives. How? By doing the following:

1. Refuse to worry.  No matter what happens, Jesus will take care of us. He promised never to leave us nor forsake us. If we run out of food, He will provide, just as He provided manna in the desert for His people. He will make a way where there seems to be no way because He is THE WAY.

2. Refuse to fear.  Fear is Satan’s trap to weaken us and to derail us. The Word tells us that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.

3. Remember that good will eventually win over evil.  When Christ died and rose from the dead, He defeated evil. We Christ-Followers have been set free from the power of Satan through the Blood of Christ. We operate from a position of victory!

As we observe the goals of the Great Reset coming to pass, let us keep in mind the old saying: “Prophecy is not meant to scare us but to prepare us.”  As Christ-Followers, we are watchmen on the wall. This means that we must know our enemy and warn others about him.

The Church as a whole has been asleep. It is time for those of us who discern the times to wake up our fellow believers. It is time for us to warn the world that unless they turn to Jesus Christ, they will be go to hell when they die.

There is no time to lose. In the time that it took me to record this message, millions of people have fallen into hell, from which they will never escape. 

We must tell the world that only Jesus saves. Perhaps you are listening and have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. If this describes you, pray this simple prayer with me now to receive Jesus Christ:

Lord Jesus, I don’t want to go to hell when I die. I want to spend forever with You in Heaven. But I first need to receive You as my Savior. Only You can forgive me of my sins and give me eternal life. So I repent of my sin and I ask You to forgive me. I receive You as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to a true Remnant Church where you can learn Truth and experience fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you need help to move forward in your relationship with Jesus, consider hiring me as your personal life coach. Contact me at drmaryann@celebrationlifecoaching.com to set up an appointment. Also, visit my coaching website at CelebrationLifeCoaching.com for answers to many of your questions about coaching and for testimonials from some of the clients I have already helped.

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Social Gospel or Salvation Gospel?

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, June 13, 2022, and this is Episode #24 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Social Gospel or Salvation Gospel?”

Are you wondering what has happened to the Church? It seems to have gone crazy, like the rest of the world. 

But, let me assure you, the true Church of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is alive and strong. It still adheres to the true Gospel. It still proclaims the true Gospel. It is called the Remnant Church.

And it will never go away! As Scripture promises in Matthew 16: 18, “The gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.”

At the moment, you may not be able to see much of the true Church, but I assure you, it is active and moving and powerful and strong!

So, what’s going on? Isn’t what the world knows as the “Christian Church” the true Church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

Tragically, no. What the world sees as the Christian Church is, in reality, the Apostate Church. I call it the “Church of the Great Falling Away,” described as follows in the Book of Second Thessalonians, chapter 2, verses 1 through 3:

“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had
come.
 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition . . . .”

This extensive “falling away ” is what we are witnessing now in the so-called Christian Church–the Apostate Church. I am specifically referring to the following teachings that the Apostate Church is promoting:

1__Abortion is a woman’s right and is okay. In fact, some apostate churches are even calling abortion “sacred.” Talk about perverse thinking! These so-called “justice-oriented people of faith” are calling murder sacred. 

One such organization is the Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity (or SACRed). This organization promotes abortion as sacred to human dignity. No mention of or thought given to the sacred dignity of the child in the womb. The innocent victim of murder. Such deceptive thinking is what the Bible means when it says that in the last days, people will call evil good and good evil. 

2__Homosexual marriage. Apostate churches are sanctioning and blessing marriages between two people of the same gender. This is an abomination in God’s sight and clear defiance of His Word. Listen to what God Himself says about it in Leviticus 18: 22 NCV:  “You must not have sexual relations with a man as you would a woman. That is a hateful sin.” 

In 1 Corinthians 6: 9, the Bible warns that those who practice homosexuality will not enter Heaven but will go to Hell: “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,”

These are sobering words, but the Apostate Church takes them lightly, interpreting them to suit their own evil desires and agendas.

3- Social Justice. The concept of social justice has been grossly distorted by the Apostate Church. The term “social justice” as used by the Apostate Church presents an erroneous view of the God of the Bible. Yes, God is Love, but God is also Justice. We cannot consider one side of God without the other, or we will have a wrong understanding of the nature of God.

In promoting social justice, the Apostate Church misinterprets God’s love–as expressed through His grace–to mean God’s acceptance of sin. But this is a lie straight from the pit of Hell. God loves all people, but He never condones sin. For God to condone sin would be contrary to His nature, which is pure and holy and good. 

No sin can stand in the Presence of God. This is the reason we need our Savior Jesus Christ. He alone can cleanse us from sin and make us worthy to stand in the Father’s Presence. 

God’s grace is the expression of His love. God’s wrath is the expression of His justice. Both are facets of God’s nature. The Apostate Church emphasizes the love of God as expressed through His grace and disregards the justice of God as expressed through His wrath. What the Apostate Church fails to recognize is that, if we do not repent of our sin and turn away from. it, we will experience the wrath or judgment of God. Only if we repent of our sin will we experience His grace.

So, why has the Apostate Church become the so-called public standard for Christianity? Here are a few reasons:

!) Pastors have not preached the full counsel of God, meaning that they have not preached the entire Bible, and they have misinterpreted it. Instead, pastors have preached feeling over truth, relativism over absolute truth.

2) People have not taken responsibility for working out their own salvation by studying the Bible for themselves.

3) God has been removed from our educational system, to the point that even our seminaries are teaching lies. Seminary graduates are then assuming pastorates and promulgating those same lies to unwitting congregations.

4) People are being willingly sucked into a culture that is self-centered and rebellious. They are choosing the flesh over the spirit. They have chosen self over God. They have rebelled against God and His Word and have chosen to go their own way and do their own thing.

The Bible says that when people willfully and deliberately rebel against God and continue in their sin, He will turn them over to a “reprobate mind.” A reprobate mind is a depraved mind, a mind that can no longer think logically. It is a mind that embraces deception and calls it truth. It is the kind of delusional mind with which most people are trying to reason today. 

So, what can we do? If you, like me, are a true follower of Jesus Christ–a member of the Remnant Church–we must do the following:

1. Preach the true Gospel wherever we go and in spite of the consequences. Most will scoff and ridicule. Some will hear, believe, and be saved. 

2. Walk in love toward all people. This means speaking the truth to them. Scripture commands us to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4: 15). Truth and love go hand-in-hand. Truth without love is legalism. Love without truth is license. The Apostate Church has chosen love without truth. Therefore, the Apostate Church is giving license to sin. 

3. Saturate yourself with the Word of God in order to be preserved from deception. When you know the Truth, you will instantly recognize the Lie.

4. Stay in close fellowship with other members of the Remnant Church. We will need one another more than ever as the days grow darker before the glorious return of our Lord in the Rapture.

If there is anyone reading this who has not yet accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord, I urge you to do so now.  Repent of your sin. This means turning away from your sin. Turn to Jesus Who loves you and who died and rose from the dead for you. Welcome Him into your life now. He is the only way you can be saved, no matter what anyone else tells you. He is your only ticket to Heaven. There is no other way. So, accept Him now. Pray this prayer with me:

Lord Jesus, I need You to save me. I repent of my sin, and I ask You to forgive me. I receive You as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to a true Remnant Church where you can learn Truth and experience fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you need help to move forward in your relationship with Jesus, consider hiring me as your personal life coach. Contact me at drmaryann@celebrationlifecoaching.com to set up an appointment. Also, visit my website at CelebrationLifeCoaching.com for answers to many of your questions about coaching and for testimonials from some of the clients I have already helped.

For example, Tracy said this; “Personal coaching was like having a personal trainer for the mind.”
Just click here: CelebrationLifeCoaching.com/testimonials.

Also, visit my bookstore at maryanndiorio.com/book-table for outstanding books that I have written that will bless you.

If this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful Team. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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Wrong Thinking Leads to Wrong Results

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, June 7, 2022, and this is Episode #23 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Wrong Thinking Leads to Wrong Results”.
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Any logical person today can see that the world has gone mad and that we are rapidly spiraling toward self-destruction. I say “logical” because many people today are no longer logical. I say “self-destruction” because we have brought this dangerous situation on ourselves.

You may be asking, “How, Dr. MaryAnn?”

Let me give you a step-by-step explanation:

Today’s problems began way back in the Garden of Eden. The Bible teaches that God created Adam and Eve and gave them dominion over the earth. There were two trees planted in the Garden. One was the Tree of Life and the other was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

God had commanded Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. But, Satan tempted them by telling them that the reason God did not want them to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was that God was holding out on them. 

Sadly, Adam and Eve chose to believe Satan over believing God. As a result, they ate the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the whole human race fell as a result.

You see, God never intended for us to know evil, only good. But He also gave us a free will because He wants us to love Him out of our own free will, not because we are coerced to love Him. For coercion is not love.

Had Adam and Even chosen to obey God, they would have eaten only the fruit of the Tree of Life and would have experienced life forever. This was God’s original intent for them and for the entire human race. No sickness. No death. Only good. Only life. Adam and Eve would have lived on this earth forever, as would have the entire human race. But, because they disobeyed God, they received the consequences of their wrong thinking. Of their sin.

While the story of Adam and Eve may seem basic knowledge to most of you, many people don’t know the story or don’t believe it. They think the whole Bible is a myth. Because they don’t believe the Bible, they had to create another theory to explain how the world came into being. This theory is called evolution, and it has dominated our educational system for the last sixty-plus years and had influenced our culture for even longer than that.

Evolution, also called Darwinism, teaches that the universe was created from a big bang that happened all by itself. Nothing caused it. It just happened. This is tantamount to saying that if I were to put all the parts of a 747 Jumbo Jet in a huge field, the parts would put themselves together on their own. This is absolutely absurd thinking.

Evolution also teaches that you and I are here by chance, that we are simply accidents, that we happened at random. Well, with that perspective, our lives lose their meaning and purpose. Yet, the Bible teaches that each of us is uniquely created by God on purpose and for a purpose.

The sad thing is that most people have fallen for evolution’s absurd explanation of the universe and the creation of man.  As a result, we are witnessing aimlessness, depression, and increasing suicide. Why? Because a person without a purpose will die on the inside. The Bible says so in Proverbs 29: 18.

Moreover, if humans are here only by random chance, then they have no value. If humans have no value, then what does it matter that we kill babies both in the womb, through abortion and out of the womb, through infanticide? What does it matter that we kill the elderly through euthanasia?

So, the next question to ask is why have people fallen for this absurd thinking? 

There is one answer and one answer alone. Most people do not know God. Nor do they want to know Him.

You see, evil has its own sinister logic. If we deny God, then we have to replace Him with something because man was created to worship. If man does not worship the one, true and living God, he will by default worship a false god.

So, because our culture has denied the one, true and living God, we have defaulted to worshipping man himself and made him into our god. This is called Relativisim. One day in the near future, this worship of man will lead to the worship of a single man called the AntiChrist.

All this because of wrong thinking that started way back in the Garden of Eden. 

God has created us in such a way that what we think sets the course of our entire lives. The Bible reveals this truth in Proverbs 23: 7: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” This means that the way you think is the way you will be.

When we look around us and see what people have become, we get a clue as to what they are thinking. And many are certainly not thinking thoughts that are true. Scripture describes these types of people in 2 Timothy 3: 2-5:

“For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, without love of good, traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.”

You see, another thing that happened when Adam and Eve disobeyed God is that they exchanged the Truth for the Lie. They believed Satan, whom the Bible calls the father of lies (John 8: 44), over God, Whom the Bible calls Truth Itself (John 14: 6).  As a result of believing a lie, their whole lives were ruined.

And so were the lives of the entire human race.

Why? I had the same question once. I used to wonder why I had to suffer because Adam and Eve sinned. And then I read the Bible and learned why. 

You see, the entire human race was in Adam and Eve in seed form. In other words, Adam and Eve would have children who would then have children who would then have children, all the way down to you and me.  In a very real sense, you and I were in Adam and Eve when they were here on earth.

To give you another example, a husband and wife carry within their reproductive systems both sperm and egg which, when united, have the potential to create a child. Their child also has either a sperm on an egg which, later in life, when united with a spouse of the opposite gender, has the potential to create another human being–another generation. All the way down the line to you and me.

When Adam and Eve sinned, their human nature became corrupted. Since they could only pass on to the next generation what they were and what they had, they passed on a corrupt nature. This corrupt nature passed down from generation to generation and eventually reached us.

Adam and Eve’s wrong thinking–that they could disobey God and not suffer the consequences–had disastrous results. The entire human race became corrupt and could not save itself.

But the great news is that God loved us so much and had so much compassion on us that He sent Jesus, His only Son, to save us. When we accept Jesus, we choose right thinking over wrong thinking. We choose to believe the Truth rather than the Lie. We choose Life over Death.

What is your thinking these days? Are you thinking the Truth or are you thinking the Lie? You may be asking, “How can I know the difference?” The answer is simple, my friend. The Truth is found in the Bible. When you read the Bible, you discover Truth. When you discover Truth, you can change your thinking to align with Truth. When your thinking aligns with Truth, you will experience Life.

Truth is Jesus Christ. He Himself said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” When you align yourself with Jesus Christ, you will know Truth, and knowing the Truth will set you free from every bondage in your life, no matter how severe. It will set you free from addiction, from pornography, from fear and anxiety, from poverty. You name the negative issue, Jesus will set you free from it.

But, you need to invite Him to do so. You need to receive Him into your life as your Savior–the only One Who can truly set you free. Why not do that now?

Please pray this simple prayer after me:

Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. I admit that I have been going the wrong way, my way and not your way. I admit that I have been thinking the wrong way . I have been putting my focus on earthly things rather than heavenly things. I repent of my sin, I turn away from it, and I ask You to forgive me. I invite You into my life. Be my Savior and my Lord. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you did not pray this prayer with me, please reconsider. Jesus Christ is coming back soon to remove from the earth all those who follow Him. The rest of the world’s population will be left behind and will face the most horrific time in human history under the dictatorship of the AntiChrist. If you do not believe me, do your own research. 

Thousands of years ago, the Bible predicted exactly what is happening in our world today. Everything is coming to pass exactly as the Bible prophesied. The Bible has never been wrong. I have been following Jesus for 52 amazing years, and He has never failed me. Nor will he ever fail you if you choose to follow Him. 

I urge you: Accept Jesus Christ now! He is the only way to be saved.

If this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful Team. Winning with the Word now reaches 71 countries throughout the world because of the help of patrons like you. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

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Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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Are You Looking Up or Looking Down?

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

WINNING WITH THE WORD

“Winning with the Word” is a weekly blog that will help you to be a winner in life by applying God’s principles for living the abundant life as found in the Bible, God’s manual for life.

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, May 30, 2022, and this is Episode #22 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Are You Looking Up or Looking Down?”
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When I was growing up, there was a saying that went like this: “Don’t be so heavenly-minded that you’re no earthly good.” The saying meant that one could get off balance by thinking too much of spiritual matters while neglecting important daily matters, like eating or taking a shower. The expression was used to speak of people who always had their head in the clouds. Absent-minded people. Daydreamer types who repeatedly missed the forest for the trees.

On another level, the phrase also referred to people who constantly talked about God and the things of God. So-called religious fanatics.

But were these people really off base? Or had they grabbed onto something vitally important that the rest of us missed?

Scripture gives us a clear answer. In 2 Corinthians 4: 18, the Bible tells us to “fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

This verse tells us that there are two realms: the spiritual realm and the earthly realm. One of these realms–the earthly realm where we now live–is temporary. It will one day pass away. The other realm–the heavenly realm–is eternal. It will last forever. Doesn’t it make sense, then, to focus on what will last forever instead of on what one day will end?

I think so.

So, what about us? Are we fixing our eyes on what is seen, or on what is not seen? Are we focusing more on making a living, building a career, paying our bills, and having a great weekend with our friends? Or are we focusing more on obeying God, reading the Bible, and doing good to others?

In other words, are we so earthly minded that we are no heavenly good?

It is time, my friend, for us to be heavenly-minded. Jesus is coming back soon, and He will remove from the earth only those who follow Him and are focused on the things of God. If our focus is on the wrong thing, we will miss our destiny.

What about you? Are you focused more on the things of God than on the things of earth? Are you focused on the things of God at all? If not, please take to heart this week’s message. 

The things of God are the only things that ultimately matter. They alone are the things that will last forever. To spend our time focusing only on what will pass away is foolishness.

Focusing on the things of God begins with a relationship with God. To begin that relationship, we need to invite Jesus Christ into our lives. If you have not yet done so, let’s do that now. Please pray this simple prayer after me:

Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. I admit that I have been going the wrong way, my own way and not your way. I have been putting my focus on earthly things rather than heavenly things. I recognize that my sin put You on that Cross where You died for me. So, I repent of my sin, I turn away from it, and I ask You to forgive me. I invite You into my life. Be my Savior and my Lord. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you did not pray this prayer with me, please reconsider. Jesus Christ is coming back soon to remove from the earth all those who follow Him. The rest of the world’s population will be left behind and will face the most horrific time in human history under the dictatorship of the AntiChrist. If you do not believe me, do your own research. 

Thousands of years ago, the Bible predicted exactly what is happening in our world today. Everything is coming to pass exactly as the Bible prophesied. The Bible has never been wrong. I have been following Jesus for 52 amazing years, and He has never failed me. Nor will he ever fail you if you choose to follow Him. 

I urge you: Accept Jesus Christ now! He is the only way to be saved.

If this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful Team. Winning with the Word now reaches 71 countries throughout the world because of the help of patrons like you. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Also, if you are interested in reading any of my novels, please go to my website bookstore at maryanndiorio.com/book-table. My books are also available on Amazon.

Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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Relationship! Relationship! Relationship!

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

WINNING WITH THE WORD

“Winning with the Word” is a weekly blog that will help you to be a winner in life by applying God’s principles for living the abundant life as found in the Bible, God’s manual for life.

An invitation for you:

To subscribe to this blog, click here. 
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If this blog and podcast have blessed you, please encourage your family and friends to subscribe as well. Thank you!

Be sure to check out our Featured Book of the Week at the end of this post.

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Do you prefer listening instead of reading? Then click below to listen to today’s blog post on podcast.

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, May 23, 2022, and this is Episode #21 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Relationship! Relationship! Relationship!”
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You have very likely heard the real estate term, “Location! Location! Location!” This term implies that location is everything in determining the value of a house.  A modest house in a prime location is usually worth more than a luxurious house in an undesirable location.

Taking our cue from the “Location! Location! Location!” slogan, let’s modify it a bit and talk about “Relationship! Relationship! Relationship”! 

When it comes to life, relationship is everything in determining the value of life. A loving, honest, and deep relationship between two people is worth far more than a superficial relationship that is such because of neglect.

Relationships are God’s idea. Starting with the primary and paramount relationship–that between God and man through Jesus Christ–relationships are, ultimately, the most important thing in life. But, too often, we don’t recognize that truth until it is too late.

Sadly, many people relegate relationship to a secondary position, after their job or career, sports or hobbies, or, nowadays, their cell phones. If you are one of these people, listen up.

In my many years of ministry, I’ve met countless people who reach the latter part of their lives carrying deep regret. They regret having spent too much time building a career and too little time building a marriage or a relationship with their children. Too much time chasing the dollar and too little time chasing the dream God had for them. Too much time focusing on the world and too little time focusing on the things of God. The result is a deep sense of regret, remorse, and grief. Yes, grief.

You see, my friend, time is life. It is the only thing that, once spent, can never be retrieved. When we are young, we thing we have a lot of time ahead of us. But, when we are older, we realize at how quickly time passes and how little we may have left.  While no one knows his last day on earth, the odds against our having a lot of time left grow greater the older we get. 

So, I ask you: What are you doing with your time? Your life? How are you spending it? Are you spending it in a way that will cause you great regret, remorse, and grief when you approach the end of it? If so, stop now and change direction. 

What are you doing with your relationships, especially your most important ones?  Are you cultivating them or neglecting them? 

Most of all, what are you doing with your relationship with God? Do you even have a relationship with God? If not, why not? 

Perhaps you feel it’s too late for you. Perhaps you’ve already messed up your relationships. Well, if so, let me encourage you. There is a wonderful Bible verse in Joel 2: 25 just for you. It is this: “The Lord says, ‘I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts.'”  Hallelujah! This is called Redemption.  

What the Lord is saying is that what Satan has stolen from you–whether it is your joy, your peace, or your hope– God will give it back to you. I can vouch to this from my own life.  Before I came to Christ, Satan stole my joy, my peace, and my hope. But after I accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord, God restored them all.

And He will do the same for you. God will restore to you your joy, your peace, and your hope. But there is only one way for them to be restored. That way is for you to establish a relationship with Jesus Christ by receiving Him into your life.

A relationship with Jesus is the primary relationship, the foundational relationship on which all other relationships are built. If we do not have a relationship with Jesus, we cannot have an ultimately successful relationship with anyone else. 

As many of you know, I write fiction. All of my novels deal with relationship. My latest novel, Miracle in Milan, is the story of a young female auditor who discovers that the man she loves is an embezzler. As you can imagine, there are a lot of relationship challenges in that story. 

Relationships involve time, commitment, and cultivation. Relationships are more important than anything else in life. That is the reason Satan fights relationships so relentlessly. He especially fights our relationship with Jesus Christ. Satan will do anything, first of all to keep us from establishing a relationship with Jesus, and then, after we do accept Christ, Satan will fight to draw us away from Him.

But the good news is that once we have a relationship with Jesus, we have the grace, the authority, and the power to overcome the challenges of every other relationship in our lives.

So, the first step in having healthful relationships is to accept Jesus Christ into your life as your Savior and Lord. He desires a personal relationship with you. Won’t you accept his invitation? All you need to do is to repent of your sin, which means to turn away from it, ask Jesus to forgive you, and invite him into your life. Please pray this simple prayer after me:

Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner. I admit that I have been going the wrong way, my own way and not your way. I desire a relationship with You. I recognize that my sin put You on that Cross where You died for me. So, I repent of my sin, I turn away from it, and I ask You to forgive me. I invite You into my life now. I receive You now as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you did not pray this prayer with me, please reconsider. Jesus Christ is coming back soon to remove from the earth all those who follow Him. The rest of the world’s population will be left behind and will face the most horrific time in human history under the dictatorship of the AntiChrist. If you do not believe me, do your own research. 

Thousands of years ago, the Bible predicted exactly what is happening in our world today. Everything is coming to pass exactly as the Bible prophesied. The Bible has never been wrong. I have been following Jesus for 52 wonderful years, and He has never failed me. Nor will he ever fail you if you choose to follow Him. 

I urge you: Follow Jesus Christ. Accept Him into your life. He is the only way to be saved.

If this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful Team. Winning with the Word now reaches 70 countries throughout the world because of the help of patrons like you. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Also, if you are interested in reading any of my novels, please go to my website bookstore at maryanndiorio.com/book-table. My books are also available on Amazon.

Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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Check out my Bookstore at https://www.maryanndiorio.com/book-table for books that will help you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

Join my wonderful Team of Readers by subscribing to my Author Newsletter at
https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/x5i2r2

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Copyright 2000-2022 by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio. All Rights Reserved. This article may not be published or printed in any form whatsoever without the written permission of Dr. MaryAnn Diorio. You may contact her at info@maryanndiorio.com to request permission.

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