Queen Elizabeth I

I shall desire you all, my lords, (chiefly you of the nobility, everyone in his degree and power) to be assistant to me that I, with my ruling, and you with your service, may make a good account to Almighty God and leave some comfort to our posterity on earth.
(Elizabeth at the beginning of her reign)
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Elizabeth became Queen in 1558. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She had been raised as a Protestant but she wanted the country’s religious problems to calm down.
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In 1558, Mary I dies and Elizabeth I rises to the throne. At 25 she is crowned Queen of England. It soon reestablishes the Anglican structure for the Church. In 1562 he restored the Act of Supremacy, establishing the sovereign as head of the Anglican Church. . In 1563, the new ecclesiastical body defines the 39 basic points of Anglicanism. The resurrection of Anglicanism is applauded by many nobles who reconquer the lands confiscated by the Church of Rome. Eight years later, the Queen is excommunicated by the Catholic Church.
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In 1570 Pope Pius V (r 1566-72) excommunicated Elizabeth, describing her as “the pretended Queen of England, the Servant of Wickedness.” The pope declared her deposed. He declared her subjects “not to obey her” and threatened excommunication for any who remained faithful to her rule. Elizabeth’s Catholic subjects were being asked to choose between their faith of their queen while there were those looking forward to military opposition to Elizabeth from Catholic France or Spain.
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The long reign of Elizabeth and her strict management of religion consolidated the Church of England, and England as a Protestant country.
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The Catholic executions during the forty five years of Elizabeth`s reign were mainly for treason because of the Catholic commitment to the Pope – they could not nor would not, serve two masters and refused the oath of loyalty.
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There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. 
All else is a dispute over trifles.
(Elizabeth’s response to the Catholic/Protestant divide)
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Prayer Composed By Queen Elizabeth I

O Most Glorious King, and Creator of the whole world, to whom all things be subject, both in heaven and earth, and all best Princes most gladly obey. Hear the most humble voice of thy handmaid, in this only happy, to be so accepted. How exceeding is thy goodness, and how great mine offences. Of nothing hast thou made me not a worm, but a Creature according to thine own image, heaping all the blessings upon me that men on earth hold most happy. Drawing my blood from kings and my bringing up in virtue; giving me that more is, even in my youth knowledge of thy truth: and in times of most danger, most gracious deliverance: pulling me from the prison to the palace: and placing me a Sovereign Princess over thy people of England. And above all this, making me (though a weak woman) yet thy instrument, to set forth the glorious Gospel of thy dear Son Christ Jesus.

Thus inthese last and worst days of the world, when wars and seditions with grievous persecutions have vexed almost all Kings and Countries, round about me, my reign hath been peaceable, and my realm a receptacle to thy afflicted church. The love of my people hath appeared firm, and the devices of mine enemies frustrate. Now for these and other thy benefits (O Lord of all goodness) what have I rendered to thee? Forgetfulness, unthankfulness and great disobedience. I should have magnified thee, I have neglected thee. I should have prayed unto thee, I have forgotten thee. I should have served thee, I have sinned against thee. This is my case. Then where is my hope? If thou Lord wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, who may abide it? But thou art gracious and merciful, long suffering and of great goodness, not delighting in the death of a Sinner. Thou seest whereof I came, of corrupt seed: what I am, a most frail substance: where I live in the world full of wickedness: where delights be snares, where dangers be imminent, where sin reigneth, and death abideth.

This is my state. Now where is my comfort? In the depth of my misery I know no help (0 Lord) but the height of thy mercy, who hast sent thine only Son into the world to save sinners. This God of my life and life of my soul, the King of all comfort, is my only refuge. For his sake therefore, to whom thou hast given all power, and wilt deny no petition, hear my prayers. Turn thy face from my sins (0 Lord) and thine eyes to thy handiwork. Create a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me. Order my steps in thy word, that no wickedness have dominion over me, make me obedient to thy will, and delight in thy law. Grant me grace to live godly and to govern justly: that so living to please thee, and reigning to serve thee I may ever glorify thee, the Father of all goodness and mercy. To whom with thy dear Son, my only Saviour, and the Holy Ghost my Sanctifier, three persons and one God: be all praise, dominion and power, world without end.

AMEN

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English Reformers:
John Wycliffe (1328 – 1384)
Roger Williams (1603 – 1683)
John Wesley (1703 – 1791)

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“prayer”

Lord Jesus in Gethsemane. Mark 14:32

16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7

22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24

3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3

17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. Psalms 34:17

1 (To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.) Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. Psalms 61:1

6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. Psalms 86:6

1 (To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.) Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. Psalms 55:1

17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. Psalms 102:17

2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Colossians 4:2

5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:5

17 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure. Job 16:17

21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Matthew 17:21

7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. Jonah 2:7

2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalms 141:2

19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee: 2 Chronicles 6:19

29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29

19 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Psalms 66:19

9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer. Psalms 6:9

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37

“faith”

John 3.27

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Hebrews 11:1-40

“For he will command his angels concerning you”

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Psalm 91

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

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Holy Supper

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19  And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

20  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. Luke 22:19,20

53  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

54  Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

55  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56  He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

57  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. John 6:53-57

26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

27  Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

29  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 1 Corinthians 11:26-29

The LORD’s Prayer

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Matthew 6:6-8

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14,15

14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:14-16

There is a method!!!

Numbers 6:24-26

 

LORD Jesus is His name, this is the name of the God who is in the Bible, in the Word of God.

. When you pray, kneel down, not speak, not think, just imagine the Light that descends from the heavens and covers you, and that your blood mingles with the waters of the sea, until it disappears, so He cleanses and purifies you;

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

. His darkness, his needs, his problems, his difficulties, his pain, put under the feet of the Lord Jesus, within the sea;

19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:19

. In a situation of emergency and danger, ask: HELP LORD JESUS !!

With confidence, until you calm down and begin to react;

6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.” Psalm 18:6

. At the end of the day, likewise, thank for the mercies received;

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.Psalm 91:1
 

. And, by the Grace you have received, freely give to those who need it.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8

This is my faith, this is my testimony and my wish that God bless you!

 

323. Call to Jesus!

 

4 things God says to you today

Have you heard the voice of God today?
God wants to talk to you every day, giving you strength to face each day with hope and determination. In 1 Peter 5: 6-10 God tells you 4 very important truths that you need to hear today:

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1. God is taking care of you

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that I may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

Every day God is looking at your life and taking care of you. He loves you very much! If you feel worried or discouraged, trust God and He will help you.

2. Be alert!

“Be sober, be vigilant, for your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seek whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8

You have an enemy that wants to destroy you: the devil. So you need to be careful and not let it gain a place in your life. Read the Bible, pray and seek the will of God for your life, and the devil can not devour you.

3. You are not alone

“Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” 1 Peter 5:9

You’re not fighting alone. You are connected to thousands of believers all over the world, who are also in this fight. You are part of God’s army and we all have Jesus on our side! Do not be discouraged, we are all together in battle.

4. You have hope

“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make perfect you, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10

Jesus has already won! You do not have to fear the future because Jesus is with you and will give you strength. In all moments of life you have hope because Jesus will not abandon you.

Believe in these 4 truths and stand firm in Jesus today!

 

3 verses that show that God is greater than the problems

Are you facing any problem that looks giant? Do not you find the solution or the strength to overcome the problem? Do not despair! There is someone who has the power to help you. 

Jesus loves you and wants to help you overcome problems. If you need help, acknowledge that you need Jesus to save you and let him into your life. He has the power to change the situation.

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See how the power of God is greater than problems:

1. Power without limits

“And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27

There is no limit to what God can do! He can create whole worlds with only his words! You may be weak but God is strong. There is no problem that God can not solve. Instead of relying on your limited ability to solve problems, trust God’s strength.weak but God is strong. There is no problem that God can not solve. Instead of relying on your limited ability to solve problems, trust God’s strength.

2. Hazard protection

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalms 23:4

In many situations, the problems are like walking through a dark, dangerous valley where you can not see the exit. Even when you face big problems, God is on your side to protect you from danger. He guides and helps get out of trouble.can not see the exit. Even when you face big problems, God is on your side to protect you from danger. He guides and helps get out of trouble.

3. Win guaranteed

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

God is greater than all enemies! In Jesus you have already won.
At this moment, the problems may seem to have no end but God promises victory. Do not give up! Stand firm in Jesus and he will give you a solution. God is Faithful. He will not abandon you.

Our God is so much greater than any problem!

 

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7 beautiful verses about the love of God that will touch your heart

Do you know how much God loves you?
God’s love can touch your heart and change your life.
These seven verses will help you understand the depth of God’s love for you.

 

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1. God first loved you

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

God was thinking of you when He sent Jesus! He has known and loved you forever.

2. God is your friend.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Jesus wants to be your closest friend. He loves her so much that he decided to die to save him.

3. The love of God is unconditional

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” John 5:8

Even with many faults, God loves you. He is ready to forgive and restore you. Just accept your friend request!

4. More than mother’s love

“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet I will not forget thee.” Isaiah 49:15

God loves you more than your most loving mother. Even if you have never known the love of your parents, you can know the total love of God.

5. You are a child of God

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew him not.” 1 John 3:1

Now you belong to the family of God, with all the privileges of a beloved son!

6. God’s love protects

“How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.” Psalm 36:7

In his love, God protects him as a bird cares for its young, protecting from the dangers of the world.

 

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7. Jesus gave everything

“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9

Jesus left all His glory in Heaven and suffered much for your sake. For you, Jesus thought it all worth it! The love of God gives you great value.

 

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