Faith Conquers All

Ok, I want a show of hands. All those that live in doubt, fear or confusion, raise your hand. If you want to walk with Jesus and follow the ways of the saints of old, you will need to practice walking in and living by FAITH.

Did you know that we human beings cannot be in fear and faith at the same time? It is impossible. For whatever reason, we choose the one and reject the other. Our choices, many times, are based upon our faith to believe God or our lack of faith to believe what God has said.

Fear is a terrible thing. It can cripple the emotions and even bring sickness to the body. As Christians, we are called to a walk of Faith, not fear…but it is so very hard for some of us because we are not totally in the realm of Faith. We tend to worry about everything.

Fear Factors

There are wars and rumors of wars…threats of economic collapse, Political unrest, racial disturbances, and a lot of other fear- filled possibilities. They are all a matter of great concern but are not objects of fear or worry. Why, because the Angel of the Lord encamps round about those that fear (Reverence) Him, to deliver them….so says the psalmist of old.

Protection

It is easy to forget that God has given his Angels charge over us, or should I say those that are in right standing with him? If you qualify, by honoring your relationship with God and doing what is right, there is no reason to fear or fall apart. That doesn’t take away the threat of this or that. The terrorists will still plot, the evil doer will still conduct evil in the night but there is an Angel that is sent from God that has set up his camp all around you and is on call to deliver you at a moment’s notice. How great is that?

So why do you fear? Fear is the opposite of Faith. It is Faith inverted or distorted and corrupt. To fear is to put your trust in the possibility of that thing that you fear actually happening…just like faith is to put your trust in the promise of God, only it is the negative instead of the positive.

When you say, “I fear its reality” It is the same as saying, “I believe it will happen”. However, when I believe in what God has said, I am hoping or trusting in its reality. There is no real difference except that the channel is from God or Satan and the flesh. We chose to doubt (Fear) or to believe (Have faith).

The essence of faith.

Let’s be real…Blind faith is a recipe for disaster. We do not blindly believe. We instead, seek, knowing we will find. We knock, knowing that the door will be opened. We ask, knowing that he will answer and send us the wisdom to solve or at least get through the situation. Trusting in the Lord is to trust in what he has spoken into our spirits. A good example of this is Abraham. God said to him, “You will be the father of many nations and Sarah, at 99, will have the promised child” Abraham did not wish or hope just because it seemed like the right thing to do. He responded to God’s will and direction for his life by putting his trust in the promise and not wavering or doubting its reality. Faith is always a response to God’s calling and revelation. This is the essence of faith.

It’s high time that we get back to faith in God and his will for our lives. There is no reason, whatsoever, to fear. There is every reason to trust God and his Word.

Who or what is more powerful, God or fear-filled possibilities? God or the threat of life’s evildoers?

I, for one, believe that God works EVERYTHING together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purposes. (Romans 8:28) My rest and my peace come from knowing that his Angel is there, his Spirit is there, and his Love is there, that I may be delivered from whatever befalls me. How about you?

Faith Conquers All

Faith will conquer all
As life’s trials appear.
We who struggle so
Will soon dry every tear.

No reason to fear
The terror by night.
It is only the lost
Living out their plight.

God is, and that says a lot
Now I can surely rest in peace,
For He alone keeps us going
Until the storms have ceased.

Be of good cheer
In all that you do.
It’s time to stand
And let faith sustain you

Written by John Marinelli

Until next time,
Rev. John Marinelli

www.marinellichristianbooks.com

May 2022 Newsletter

“May-Days”

We’re into the “May-Days” already. How about that? We were just enjoying New Year’s Day with all the fixins. Back then, Russa was not a threat. Gas prices were decent. There were no food shortages. The economy was not great but bearable.

Life goes on but not for all. Did you know that there are more than 180 deaths in the US every minute? That’s 10,800 every hour and almost 260,000 every day.

The Bible says that “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” Hebrews 9:27

This scripture exposes reincarnation as a false teaching and tells us that death is an appointment. We all have an appointment with death. One day, it will be our turn to die and we will become part of the statistics shown above.

Which one do you fear the most, Death? Or Judgement? We will face both. I do not fear either. Here’s why:

1. “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 15:25-27

We have victory in Jesus who overcame death and the grave. That is what we celebrate during the Easter holiday. Paul, the apostle said, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” II Corinthians5:8

If you are a Christian, by that I mean a follower of Jesus, death is only a means of transferring from this realm to be with Jesus in the heavens. Death has no sting and the grave cannot hold you. The day will come when we will all die but not all of us will live again.

Living again, after we die, is possible but only for those who…well read what Jesus said as recorded by John, the apostle, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

The qualifier is “Whosoever” that believes. You must believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, sent by God the Father so we can live again. It is our faith in believing and our commitment to his teaching that prove our belief. We then become the, “Whosoever” folk that will not perish but have eternal life.

Eternal life is a free gift but those that it is offered to must accept it. It’s not ours until we embrace it with all our hearts. It is offered to “Whosoever.” That means anyone and everyone that accepts it and to accept it is to believe on Jesus as the only begotten Son of God.

The fear of death is no longer holding me captive. If you apply these Bible promises, you will be free from the fear of death too.

The other thing I do not fear is eternal judgement Want to know why? Because I will not be judged. Yes, I know that we will all appear before God at the Great White Throne Judgement as it says in the book of Revelation. Here’s the scripture.

2. “ And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Rev. 20:11-15

Notice the last sentence. It says, in so many words, that there are those whose names were not found in the, “Book of Life” and those whose names were in the, “Book of Life.” So, how do we get our names in this book?

Remember, the scriptures say that the book is a book of life, not death. It is a record of all those that have believed on the only begotten Son of God as Jesus said. They will not perish but have everlasting life. My name is recorded in the “Book of Life.”

Here are a few other scriptures that support my view.

God’s Wrath… – For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Romans 1:18 God’s children are not subject to his wrath. They are under God’s Grace.

No Condemnation… “ There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1

Righteousness of God… “For he hath made him, (Jesus), to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 11 Corinthians 5:21 Think about it. If we have been made the righteousness of God in Jesus, why would God pour out his wrath upon us? It doesn’t make sense.

New Creature… “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” II Corinthian 5:17 The new creature is created after God and is not subject to his wrath.

The Rapture of The Church…“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8)

The man of sin is the Anti-Christ. He cannot come onto the global scene until he that “letteth” (Restrains) is taken out of the way. The “He” that restrains is the Holy Spirit. Jesus said he would not leave his disciples comfortless but would send them his Holy Spirit. Christians are actually sealed with the Spirit of God until the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

If the Holy Spirit is taken, we would be left alone, abandoned by God and that will never happen. He goes, we go with him. This is commonly known as the rapture or catching away of God’s people unto himself. The judgement of God cannot happen until this event takes place. That means we will not be on the earth when God pours out his wrath.

So, I don’t fear death or judgment. My sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. I am forgiven and now walk in the grace of God, sealed until he comes for me or I go to be with him.

Let me encourage all of you to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. No matter what you have done in the past, it’s not too late. There is still room at the cross for you. If you have questions or need someone to talk to, drop me a line… johnmarinelli@embarqmail.com.
Until next time

Rev. John Marinelli
wwww.marineellichristianbooks.com

April 2022 Newsletter

New Children’s Book
(An Elephant Named Clyde)

I just finished a new book. It is my first illustrated Children’s book. Actually, it was Helen Quinlan, professional artist that made it all happen. She too a story poem from my Original Story Poem collection and made it come alive…over 20 pages of top-quality graphics, most of which were her own original drawings.

The title of our new children’s book is, “An Elephant Named Clyde.” I penned the story poem over 50 years ago when my two children were small. Back them I was a bit crazy. I’d write a poem and read it to the family to see if they liked it. If the enjoyed it, I kept it. About 10 or 12 years ago, Marilyn, my lovely wife suggested I publish them in a book, so I did. The book began as, “Rhyme Time” and in a second edition became, “Original Story Poems For Children of All Ages.” There are over 80 story poems.

“An Elephant Maned Clyde” is an 11.5 X 8.5 horizontal presentation in full color with a glossy paperback cover. It retails for $12.95 plus s/h, however bulk orders of five or more come with a 20% discount off the full order.

This book is perfect for reading to small children in a group setting or just a bedtime story to your little ones or grandkids. It would also make a great addition to church nurseries, Daycares, and other places where kids gather.

Helen and I are offering “An Elephant Named Clyde” in an eBook format, free of charge to everyone that buys a printed version of the book.

If you are interested, call me right away at 352-687-1776 while I still have some on hand. Shipping is approx. $4.25 per single copy and a little more for bulk orders. (US delivery only)

Barnes & Noble

If you haven’t heard, Marilyn and I are featured along with other local authors in Barnes & Noble, in the Villages. We have one book each on display.

Join me now in praying for peace, prosperity and good health. This is our heritage in the Lord.

Until Next Time

John Marinelli
Christian Author & Poet
www.marinellicchristianbooks.com

March 2022 Newsletter

Planning For The Future

March is here and so are we. One third of 2022 has already passed away. Did you accomplish your goals for the 1st quarter of this year? I didn’t plan anything. I am retired and am in a state of perpetual rest, how about you? No, I am not a couch potato. I still plan for the future but not like I did when I was 25.

My plans for the future are three-fold:

1. To hear the voice of God and follow his leading.
2. To discern the times in which I live relative to the coming of the, “End Times”
3. To walk by faith and not by sight.

If Jesus is your shepherd, then you are his sheep, right? Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice. He is speaking to us in the Spirit. All we need to do is be still and listen to know his will.

We all need to discern the times in which we live. Is our generation the one that will see Jesus physically return to earth? Is our modern-day church the church that Jesus said was, “Lukewarm” and that he will reject? Where are we in relationship to the end of the world?

I am determined to walk by faith and not by what I see happening around me. There are many voices out there that are nothing more than false news, false doctrines and false teachings. What other folks say and do should not be a guide for what we do.

Our guide is the Bible and the more than 3500 promises given to us so we have plenty of hooks to hang our faith on. That’s how we walk by faith…by living in the Word of God and applying its truths into our every situation.

I will be planning a series of fee Bible Seminars in which I will be dealing with the subject of the end of the world. The seminar will be in conjunction with my new book, “The End Of The World, From The Beginning.” We will discuss the coming destruction of planet earth: what the Bible says; what Jesus said about the end times; why, when, by whom or what; what we can do to prepare ourselves or even avoid the end of days.

The seminar dates are not yet set. I will keep everyone informed when I finalize them. However, it will be limited seating so if you are interested, send me an eMail telling me you would like to come and I will make sure you are on the list.

The seminar will most likely be at a public library or restaurant with a private room. It will be in the afternoon and last approximately 90-minutes.

I hope you can attend. It is never too late to learn what God has coming in our future and how to be ready.

Until next time

John Marinelli, Author & Poet
Marinellichristianbooks.com
marinellij@gmail.com

Newsletter — February 2022

Can you believe it? We are already in February. The nation is in turmoil with socialism trying to take over our country and inflation soaring to a 40-year level and still rising. The fake news is spouting out their false narratives and our President is out of touch with reality.

Can you believe that grocery stores have empty shelves, gasoline is higher in price per gallon than ever before and Biden is pushing voting rights that will strip away the one safeguard, the voter ID.

Well, there is no value in complaining and no satisfaction in stating the obvious. Most of us are smart enough to realize what is going on and hopefully will vote the democrats out of office in the mid-term election this November.

February is the month of LOVE & ROMANCE. That’s how it was back in February of 1982 when Marilyn and I were married. It will soon be our 40th anniversary. The best thing is, it will also be a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary date…2/22/2022. That date will never again appear.

The 1st year we were married, I wrote over 300 love poems to my new wife and she loved all of them…at least she said she did. We were full of love for each other and still are. Oh, we had our ups and downs, back and forths, and tough times but through it all, we survived, as did our love.

As I look back over the 40 years, I can see some things that kept us together. I’d like to share them with you now.

  • We both are dedicated Christians who pray together every day and look to Jesus for wisdom, clarity of mind, and blessings over our marriage.
  • We are best friends who enjoy being together. We do everything as a couple.
  • We look for things of common interest that we both can share as a couple.
  • We have a rule that is based upon Bible scripture. It goes like this…

Ephesians 4:26-27 & 29
“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  Neither give place to the devil. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

I know that the application of the above scripture is hard to do and we didn’t always get it right. However, there were nights when we stayed up almost all night fighting with each other and talking with each other until we resolved the issue. Our anger towards each other turned into anger against the devil and our resolution became clear as the Holy Spirit let us to repentance and prayer. There were times when I didn’t think we would make it through but somehow by the grace of God, we found a way. It was the Lord making a way where there was no way.

We strive to listen to each other so we know each other’s heart.

We work hard at keeping ME< ME< ME and not you in line. It is not all about Me. Our favorite saying is, “I choose US” It is all about us, and if that means taking a back seat while the other shines, so be it with God’s blessings.

We support one another in everything, doing our best to make it happen, what ever it is.
Here’s a poem I penned many years ago. It is not one of those 300 I spoke of previously but it shows the fire of romance that is in my heart..

You’re Everything To Me
If I could look over the years
I’d see the world at a glance
And watch the moonbeams
Do their funny little dance.

I’d listen for falling leaves
And I’d gaze upon life’s Amore
And wonder why it was
That you chose me to adore.

Oh how I love your gentle smile
And all that makes you, “You”.
I just want to be close by your side
So you can see that my love is true.

I am still in love with you
But surely this you see
You’re all that I ever need
You are everything to me.

John Marinelli
Author & Poet
www.marinellichristianbooks.com

I know that some will say that we are all caught up in each other and have no real self-identity. Well, that is just not true. Alone, we are empty and sad. Our self-identity is fragmented. However, together, we are complete as God desired. We are actually fulfilling His destiny. Life together is an adventure as we soar on the wings of love and walk in the Spirit with Jesus.

Let me encourage you all to call upon the Lord Jesus and make Him Lord over your life and marriage. If you are alone, ask Him for a companion that will blend with you in the love of God. It is possible to be happy and live an abundant life as Jesus said as recorded in John 10:10. You just need a little faith and a lot of dedication.

Until next time…be blessed
John Marinelli
johnmarinelli@embarqmail.com

Newsletter — January 2022

Hello again…It’s January of 2022 and Jesus is still Lord of all. Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve flew by like a bird soaring through the frigid air of the upper mid-west. The trees are still empty of leaves and some of us are moving slower than we normally do. We call this LIFE. It’s something to live for, or is it?

It’s All About Me
All of us need something to live for. We all have an emptiness inside that seem to beckon for a cause, a destiny to fulfill or some sort of hope to keep us going. In other words, we are adrift in a cosmic sea that rises up in violent storms to overwhelm us.

What do you have to live for? Most of my friends say that they have themselves to live for. It’s all about ME and this is the, “ME” generation. Facebook and other social media platforms are designed to exalt ME, Myself, and I.

We send a friend request to everybody we know and some we don’t know. I have over 3500 friends and never talk to them directly. But, I still ask them to like ME or what I post so I can feel accepted.

Do your life experiences seem to be irrelevant? I can remember many times saying to myself, “Is this all that there Is?” There must be more to life than what I am experiencing.

This Is My Story
Then I found the Lord, or should I say, “He found me?” My life was going nowhere. My dreams were empty and I had no real hope. However, life began to change as I listened to the voice of God. He led me by the still waters where it was quiet. He spoke new things into my life that I would not realize for years to come. He gave me hope and brought light into my darkness.

I’ve been walking in the light of God’s grace for over 60 years. It has not been all roses. Sometimes even bumpy with sorrow, confusion, and a lot more. But, all in all, it’s been a real adventure to see the hand of God move on my behalf and to witness his love first-hand.

You may ask, “what have I gained by following the teaching of Jesus and walking with him?” Let’s see, I’ll make up a partial list.

  • I began to see into the Spirit and recognize divine truth. All the grey areas of thought slowly faded away. I realized that God’s truth is absolute. Before, it was just maybe so or not.
  • I began to experience divine revelations as I read the Bible and prayed. These revelations were concerning my destiny, both current and future events. I was no prophet but I did receive clear direction as I asked the Lord.
  • I lost interest in things that were evil, off-color, illegal, and anti-Christ.
  • My mind shifted from being lazy and consumed with foolish things to being more focused and purpose-driven.
  • Even my vocabulary changed from full of bad words to clean and gracious…and I did not try to change. It just happened.
  • I found myself in love with the Word of God and strangely drawn to it for counsel and answers to my concerns.
  • My focus shifted from doing my own thing to seeking to know and doing God’s Will.

Guess what? I am still changing as I seek the Lord. I used to find myself in the things of this life like power, wealth, acceptance and other stuff. But now, and for a long time, I have found myself in God.

So this is my story. I approve this message. It is ME in a world of MEs and I am sticking to it until Jesus comes.

I am sure your ME is a lot different than my ME…and that’s ok. We all will one day stand before God and give an account. It will be a pleasure for this ME to greet the judge as, “My Heavenly Father.”

2022 is here. We all have plenty of time to live and plenty of time to die. Let’s make our ME a generation of glory to God.

Until next time…Rev. John Marinelli, Author/Poet
Marinellichristianbooks.comjohnmarinelli@embarqmail.com

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Newsletter — November 2021

This is our 2nd month on-line. Marinelli Christian Books is alive and well. Our VIP email list has grown to more than 125 individuals. It is a joy to be able to minister to all who drop by and all that receive our monthly newsletter and blog.

We are thankful to our subscribers for allowing us to minister to them through our website and more importantly to God for funding our efforts and guiding our thoughts.

November Blog
Our November Blog is on The Significance of Thanksgiving. It’s a special teaching on being thankful unto God. A link will be sent to all subscribers soon.

Pass-A-Long Readership
Please forward this newsletter to your friends and anyone else that might want a blessing from the Lord. Give them this link, www.marinellichristianbooks.com

Bible Time
Bible Time is a 3-6 minute audio devotional that is meant to encourage and uplift believers in the Faith. This month, I call your attention to; “Give Thanks” Here’s the link that will take you to the Bible Time page. Just look for the title that says, “Give Thanks” Bible Time – Marinelli Christian Books

Free Coloring Book
As you look over our website, be sure to check out our free Coloring book. It is designed for kids. I wrote the poems and a friend illustrated them. You can download the book, print all or some of the pages and color with your kids or grandkids.

Why Do We Give Thanks To God?
1 Thessalonians 5:18 … “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” We give thanks to God because it’s the will of God. He wants us to appreciate Him and all of His blessings.

Book Review
I have written 13 different Christian Books. They are all on the website. Marilyn, my wife, has two for a total of fifteen. However, in this newsletter, I’d like to do a brief review of one book that I really had fun writing

The book is titled, “Moonlight & Mistletoe.” It’s a fictional love story with a Biblical premise. It’s about a young married couple in the 21st century, 2020 to be exact, that discovers a family journal that tells the story of two family members that lived in the 1800s.

The family members from the 1800s were Mike and Laura Travis. Both were Christians. They lived on a small farm with a wrap-a-round porch and a swing that soaked up the moonlight every night.

Mike and Laura Travis were married in August of 1870. Their married life together spanned 50-years and included the Civil War, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, WWI, the sinking of the Titanic, the inventions of the airplane, automobile, the radio, the light bulb and many other life-changing products.

It is an easy read and contains a special 15-page Gallery of Christian Poems to encourage the reader in his or her faith. It’s 127 pages of romance, adventure and love.

You can order “Moonlight & Mistletoe” on-line at Aer.io Retail Network. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know your thoughts after reading it. johnmarinelli@embarqmail.com

Op-Ed
My Opinion Editorial

What’s wrong with America? Ask Biden and you’ll get an answer of, “nothing is wrong” He is leading the country right down the yellow brick road to hell. Socialism is his goal and he does not care about the constitution, the welfare of the US citizen and the rights we hold dear.

He cares not about the right to life; He cares not about the increasing crime in our major cities; He cares not about the rising cost of gas, heating oil for homes, groceries, and many other products that are now more expensive because of his failed policies; He cares not about the truth as he lies about almost everything to hide his real agenda. He is trying to take away your right to free speech, your right to own and carry firearms, your right to be a free thinker. He wants a socialist/communistic America where he and his evil cohorts rule.

What’s wrong with America? The answer is obvious, Biden is wrong for America.

Know this! God is watching and will soon intervene in the affairs of men. The Bible says that the nation that turns its back on God will be dragged into hell. The exact wording in the King James Version of the Bible goes like this…

”The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Psalm 9:17

Look up the word, “wicked”. It means, evil or morally wrong… profound evil committed consciously and of free will.

That describes, not only Biden, but also includes most of his team and most of the Democratic Party.

I’ll close my opinion editorial with this scripture,
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7 (To sow is to plant.)
Designer Poetry

I have many Christian poems that have been designed for use as posters or nice handouts to friends and neighbors. You can see all of them by using this like. Designer Poetry – Marinelli Christian Books. Feel free to use them as you see fit.

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Thanksgiving begins with being thankful to God for His lovingkindness, mercy and blessings. This is my prayer of thanksgiving.

Thank You Heavenly Father

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Thank you Heavenly Father
For this beautiful day
And for the many blessings
That come my way.

For by your Spirit
Comes Joy untold
As hearts are mended
And lives made whole.

Thank you Heavenly Father
For this beautiful day.
It is with deep appreciation
That I kneel to pray.

For Jesus, my Lord
Has set me free
And given me eyes of love
To behold your majesty.

Written By Rev. John Marinelli

How about a short Bible Study?
Let’s talk about two roads and two gates.

Everyone passes away. We all go into eternity when we die. However, eternity is an unknown. Where is it? Is it physical or what? Is it large enough to support the billions of souls that came before us?

The Bible says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:.” Hebrews 9:27 This scripture tells us that eternity is a place where every soul comes before God to be judged. We all will die and we all will stand before our creator, face to face. If you are a Christian, you should agree with me that eternity has only two dwelling places. One is Hell where the dammed are housed. It is a place of suffering and shame that is reserved for Satan and his demonic evil spirits.

The other dwelling place is Heaven where God is. We, the righteous, will forever dwell in the presence of God. I look forward to that day because there will be no more sin, suffering, hate or sorrow.

Jesus said this about that, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

I will close with this thought…what road are you on and what gate will you enter in at? It’s no joke. You will be too late if you wait until after you die. Your journey through life will be over and you will have already decided which gate and road. That decision must be made now while you are still on this side of eternity.

I guess the real question is, “Where will you spent eternity? Will it be as a dammed soul in hell or a blessed soul in the glory of God? If you are not sure, you can be sure by reading what Jesus said as recorded by the apostle John.

Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Feedback…drop me a line and let me know what you think. johnmarinelli@embarqmail.com

Until next time,
Rev. John Marinelli

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Newsletter — October 2021

Hello everyone! This is our 1st of what I hope will be many issues of the Marinellichristianbooks.com newsletter. During the course of the next twelve months we will be looking at some Christian issues, special book offers, current events, Christian poetry, opinion editorials, think about it questions and reader input, and a lot more.

The newsletter is free and you can opt-out at any time. The opinions are non-sectarian and not associated with any particular religion. Everything will be documented by scripture to insure biblical accuracy. Feel free to suggest new topics or provide your two cents along the way.

“I AM” There

“I AM” There,
At the end of your broken dreams,
Before the sun rises over your day,
Prior to those tear-filled streams.

“I AM” There,
Down that road of despair,
When all seems to be lost,
And no one seems to care.

“I AM” There,
Over all of life’s twists and turns,
When tomorrow is all but gone,
And when you are full of concerns.

“I AM” There,
Sayeth the Lord of Host,
To bring you hope and peace,
And the power of my Holy Ghost.

“I AM” There,
To be sure you make it through,
In the midst of every trial,
To bless your life and deliver you.
“I AM” There

   Written By
John Marinelli

About MarinelliChristianBooks.com
Here’s a quick overview of our website. Its purpose is to be an encouragement to believers in Christ. You will find Musical Poetry, Bible Time devotional 3-6 minute messages, Christian Books by John & Marilyn Marinelli, Articles on Christian Topics, Blogs, and an opportunity to participate in open discussions via eMail.

My 1st Blog
My 1st blog is posted under, “Blog” on the website. I will henceforth be emailing them to subscribers. It’s a short teaching on why we should be happy. It’s called. “Count It All Joy”. As always, everything I say is backed up with scripture. Here’s a link to the blog Count It All Joy – Marinelli Christian Books

About God, A “Bible Time” MP3
Some people do not like God. They even display hate for the things of God and those that believe in Him. Many even blame God for all the bad things that happen in life. I hear it all the time about someone’s friend or family member died and their family quickly says that it was God’s fault. However, the Bible says that God is love.

Who are we to believe? Is it those around us that express hate and badmouth God or is it the Word of God that tells us that God is a loving God and He does not put sickness or suffering upon those who trust in Him? Listen to my podcast under, “Bible Time” Here’s the link. Maybe it will clarify things and be of help. About God

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Troubling Times
My Opinion Editorial…The events of the past few months have devastated America and I don’t mean climate change. Joe Biden left Americans behind in Afghanistan with more than 10,000 NATO allies. He closed the Canadian border but refuses to close the Southwest border. He allowed Russia to complete their pipeline but shut down ours causing higher prices at the gas pumps. He paid the border wall contractors to not finish building the wall that caused a national border crisis that allowed five times the number of illegal migrants to enter the US in March alone than the year before, more than 172,000 in one month. Thanks to Biden’s border wall obstruction; smugglers are exploiting gaps in the wall that were previously set to be built. More drugs, more human trafficking, more evil has come to our doorstep.

The list of Biden failures grows day by day. Now he is trying to take away our right to buy and keep firearms through a global registration. Biden is supposed to be the head/leader of this country but shows no leadership or ability to stand up for its citizenry.

So what do we do as Christians? Psalm 104:6-8 says, “Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh, that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”

It’s past time for the children of men to cry unto the Lord for deliverance from the Biden administration and the Socialist agenda of the Democratic Party. That’s my opinion and I will stick to it. I will cry unto the Lord but I will also put feet to my prayers by going to the polls in the mid-term elections and vote against those who are seeking to turn my beloved nation into a socialistic society.

Book Of The Month
“Believing GOD” is the true story of Marilyn Marinelli. It is a record of her walk of faith during a time of suffering and pain. It was also a time of cleansing. “Believing GOD” is like a diary
that offers a window into the life of a follower of Jesus whereby the reader can observe, and learn how to believe.

This book also has a special “Gallery of Poems” that was written by the author over the past 20- years as she communed with God and experienced fellowship with Christ. They are inspired by the Holy Spirit and presented as a source of encouragement. Order-it-on-line-at https://shop.aer.io/Booksbyme/p/Believing_God/9781087906898-8741

Articles Of Interest
Over the years, Marilyn and I have written many articles on Christian subjects. I added them to our website as a resource for our subscribers. There’s about 40 articles that can be downloaded free of charge. The topics range from discussions on Heaven and Hell to The Rapture of the Church. Also included are: The End of the World, Animals in the Resurrection, Spiritual Warfare, How To Walk In The Spirit and many more. Here’s the link, Articles – Marinelli Christian Books

Your Thoughts–I would love to hear from you concerning the newsletter content and/or questions you may have concerning the Bible and living the Christian lifestyle. I am no expert but I have had over 60 years to contemplate spiritual issues, study the scriptures and apply Biblical principals. Contact me at: johnmarinelli@embarqmail.com

Until next time, be blessed and keep the faith