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Sacred Truth Friday: Temptation

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Today's Devo

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

I Corinthians 10:13 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/1co.10.13.NKJV

God will provide a way out of temptation. We must look for it and take it.

Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.

Psalms 119:11 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/psa.119.11.NKJV

We must hide His Word in our hearts so we won't sin against Him.

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the…

Poet's Corner Thursday: Judgment

Judgment 

Before His judgment seat I must appear
Will I, in assurance, be able to stand?

Will I be cast out with the devil?
Or join that holy band?

He'll separate people one from another
Will I be a vile goat or a holy lamb?

Will I feel forever the fire?
Or hold the Savior's hand?

Will I rejoice at His appearing?
Or shrink back in shame?

Will I be found righteous and pure?
Or suffer eternal torment having only myself to blame?

Will I receive rest when He comes?
Or suffer wrath from Him?

Will I be cast into the fiery lake?
Or into heaven be let in?

Am I prepared to meet my God?
Have I kept His Holy commands?

Preparation comes through obedience
Assurance by faithfulness

So cling to my Savior
And increase in holiness

Gospel Wednesday: Galatians Chapter 5: Walk by the Spirit

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Galatians Chapter 5

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is. And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup 







Prep time

20 mins

Cook time

4 hours

Total time

4 hours 20 mins



The best loaded baked potato soup that is made right in your slow cooker.

Author: Alyssa

Serves: 4-6

INGREDIENTS

4 cups peeled and diced potatoes (about 3-4 large russet potatoes)

1 small onion, chopped

3 cups chicken broth

4 tablespoons butter

¼ cup flour

¼ cup sour cream

1½ cup heavy cream (half and half will also work)

salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings:

Bacon, cooked and crumbled

1½ cups cheddar cheese

green onions


Instructions


Add potatoes, diced onions and chicken broth to your slow cooker. Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 3-4 until potatoes are tender.

About 30 minutes before it is done, In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in flour and cook until bubbly. Slowly add heavy cream, sour cream. The mixture should be thick. Add this to the soup and stir. Continue to cook in slow cooker for 20-30 minutes.

Serve with toppings, or you can also stir them all into the soup. …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: False Teachers

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Today's Devo

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Matthew 7:15‭-‬20 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/mat.7.15-20.NKJV

Beware of false teachers. You'll know them by their fruits (deeds).

Beware of false teachers who preach another gospel contrary to the true one.

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

Galatians 1:8‭-‬9 NKJ…

Poet's Corner Thursday: Come to the Holy Fountain

Come To the Holy Fountain

Come to the Holy fountain
Have your sins washed away

He desires to forgive
Shed His grace on you abundantly

He'll make you like Him
Give you a brand new day

Haste to this Gospel call
It goes forth universally

Why should you tarry?
You may then wait too late

Not willing that any should perish
All come to the truth

Do not delay
Don't let spiritual death be your fate

Come to Him in obedient faith
And He'll break all those chains loose

Come to the Holy fountain
Have your sins washed away

Gospel Wednesday: Galatians Chapter 4: Free in Christ

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Galatians Chapter 4

Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods. But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days and months and seasons…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Delish US


YIELDS: 6

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 5 HOURS 15 MINS

INGREDIENTS

1 lb.

boneless skinless chicken breasts

1

15-oz. can Black Beans, rinsed

1 c.

frozen corn

2

bell peppers, chopped

1

white onion, chopped

1

15-oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes

1/4 c.

freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish

3

cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp.

cumin

1 tbsp.

chili powder

1 tsp.

kosher salt

2 c.

low-sodium chicken broth

1 c.

Shredded Monterey Jack

1 tbsp.

extra-virgin olive oil

3

small corn tortillas, cut into strips

Sliced avocado, for serving

Sour cream, for serving

Lime wedges, for serving

DIRECTIONS

In a large slow cooker, combine chicken, black beans, corn, peppers, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and chicken broth.

Cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked and falling apart, 5 to 6 hours.

Shred chicken with a fork, then top soup with Monterey Jack and cover to let melt, 5 minutes more.

Meanwhile, …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Guard Our Hearts

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Today's Devo

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:23 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/pro.4.23.NKJV

Keep (guard) our hearts with all diligence by making sure it's spiritually pure. For

Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/mat.5.8.NKJV

If you have not obeyed the Gospel then please obey today before it's everlasting too late.


The Gospel in a nutshell

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:1‭-‬4 KJV

https://bible.com/bible/1/1co.1…

Gospel Wednesday: Galatians Chapter 3: Baptism

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Galatians Chapter 3

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. For as many as…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Cajun Shrimp Chowder

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Cajun Shrimp Chowder




by LAUREN MIYASHIRO

 SEP 11, 2018

2.7K

Cajun Shrimp Chowder Is The Best Comfort Food

by Delish US


Cajun seasoning is one of our secret weapons in the test kitchen. It makes everything better (the proof is in the Cajun Chicken Alfredo!)—including shrimp chowder. We use it here to season the shrimp before cooking it in bacon fat (!!).



YIELDS: 6 SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 40 MINS

INGREDIENTS

6

slices bacon, chopped

1 lb.

shrimp, tails removed

2 tsp.

Cajun seasoning

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp.

butter

1

medium onion, chopped

2

cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp.

all-purpose flour

1 lb.

yellow potatoes, chopped

4 c.

low-sodium chicken broth

3

thyme sprigs

2

green onions, plus more for garnish

3 c.

sweet corn

3/4 c.

heavy cream

1/2 tsp.

paprika





DIRECTIONS

Season shrimp all over with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. In a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, about 6 minutes. Drain bacon pieces on a paper towel-l…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Baptism

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Today's Devo

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Galatians 3:27 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/gal.3.27.NKJV

Baptized into Christ.

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

Romans 6:3 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/rom.6.3.NKJV

Baptized into His death.

Baptized for the remission (forgiveness) of sins.

Therefore baptism is essential for salvation.

If you have not obeyed the Gospel then please obey today before it's everlasting too late.


The Gospel in a nutshell

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the t…

Poet's Corner Thursday: A Fire in My Bones

A Fire in My Bones 

His Word is like a fire in my bones
I can't help but speak it
Desire to make His salvation known

Taken over by all consuming zeal
Open my mouth to speak the truth
Want to tell all: By His blood we are healed

Want to spread the Gospel everywhere
I can't shut it in
Lord, give me boldness is my prayer

This Gospel I can't deny
His blood poured out for all sins
It's of Him, I must testify

Can't help but talk
Of this Gospel news
Even if they laugh, scorn, mock

For, His Word is like a fire in my bones
I can't help but speak it
Desire to make His salvation known





Gospel Wednesday: Galatians Chapter 2: Live for Christ

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Galatians Chapter 2

Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus with me. And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain. Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised. And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage), to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. But from those who seemed to be something—whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man—for those who seemed to be something added nothing to me. But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel for the uncircumcised had been committed to me, as the gosp…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham




Prep

25 m

Cook

1 h 25 m

Ready In

1 h 50 m

Recipe By:Gai Boyd

"Creamy sauce with a mild cheese flavor baked in with ham and peas. This recipe is really easy and I have never had anyone not like it. Plus it's affordable."

Ingredients

4 cups peeled and sliced potatoes

2 cups diced ham

1/2 onion, chopped

2 cups milk

1 cup frozen peas

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons butter



1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1/4 pound Cheddar cheese, diced

1 pinch paprika, or to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Layer half the potatoes, half the ham, and half the onion in an 2-quart baking dish; repeat the layers.

Heat milk, peas, flour, butter, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes.

Stir Cheddar cheese into sauce until chee…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: How to Resist the Devil

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Today's Devo

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

I Peter 5:8 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/1pe.5.8.NKJV

This verse warns us to be on guard. Satan seeks to devour us spiritually. He is after those who have submitted to God in Gospel obedience. So how do you resist him?

1. Humble yourself. Realize your need and dependence upon God.
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/jas.4.6.NKJV

2. Submit to God. Surrender all to Him

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

James 4:7 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/jas.4.7.NKJV

3. Draw near to God

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

James 4:8 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/jas.4.8.NKJV

The devil will then flee from you.

If you have not o…

Poet's Corner Thursday: My Goal and My Aim

My Goal and My Aim 

My goal and my aim
Loyalty to Him
For He will return again

Or my spirit will depart
Returning unto God
So keep a faithful heart

Hold fast to His Word
Listen and obey
No sin can I afford

Live a right life
Reflecting Him each day
Flee from envy and strife

Embrace His divine will
He brings forever peace
Keep my spirit yielding and still

Look to the Beatitudes
Emulate His ways
Take on His compassionate attitude

Life is not forever
So cling to my Savior
And deny Him never

Gospel Wednesday: Galatians Chapter 1: False Gospel

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We are now in our study of Galatians which is 6 chapters.


Galatians Chapter 1

Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Apple Puff Pancakes

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Apple Puff Pancake




Prep

15 m

Cook

30 m

Ready In

45 m

Recipe By:KMKIDMAN5

"Apples are baked into a breakfast cake. This is so delicious that you don't need to add any syrup. A great alternative to regular pancakes."

Ingredients

6 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar



1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter

2 apples - peeled, cored and sliced

3 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to blend eggs, milk and vanilla. Add flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon; mix just until blended. Set aside.

Melt butter in a 9x9 inch square pan. Arrange apple slices in the bottom of the pan, and pour the batter over them. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top.

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and lightly browned.

Apple Puff Pancakes

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Pursue After These

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Today's Devo

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

I Timothy 6:10 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/1ti.6.10.NKJV

Don't let greed, the love of money rule in your hearts.

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.

I Timothy 6:11 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/1ti.6.11.NKJV

Instead pursue after these: righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. For these will lead to the greater reward: heaven itself (1 Peter 1:4).


http://gbntv.org/daily_lift/daily-lift-september-14th-2018/

Poet's Corner Thursday: God Is Not Mocked

God Is Not Mocked 

His holy ways are mocked
He’s not allowed in our schools
Backs turned on His rules

America! How far she has fallen!
From her Holy God she turned away.
From His precepts she strayed.

Woe to this nation!
Abandoned her godly heritage.
What is legal now?
Same sex marriage.

A newborn’s first cry. How sweet!
But the slaughter of the innocent is within the land.
Sexual immorality and murder go hand-in-hand.

America has turned away from Him.
Innocent children are abused.
Mistreated and refused.

America! Wake up!
How long will you laugh and scorn?
From Puritan ways you were born! 

God is not mocked.
You reap what you sow.
America! Repent now!


The line slaughter of the innocent is within the land refers to abortion, which is murder. The line mistreated and refused refers to neglect.


As a country we're going downhill fast. Pray for this nation. That we turn back to God and the Bible.





Gospel Wednesday: 2 Corinthians Chapter 13: Examine Ourselves

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2 Corinthians Chapter 13

This will be the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare— since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you. For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you. Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified. Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified. For we can do not…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Beef Chili

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Beef Chili

by LAUREN MIYASHIRO





Beef Chili goes hand in hand with fall and football and this is the perfect one to complete the trio. Of course, if you would rather have a Vegetarian Chili we got you covered there too.


Yields: 6

Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins

Total Time: 0 hours 40 mins

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp.

olive oil

1/2

onion, chopped

3

cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp.

tomato paste

1 1/2 lb.

ground beef

1 1/2 tbsp.

chili powder

1 tsp.

ground cumin

1 tsp.

ground oregano

1/2 tsp.

paprika

1/4 tsp.

cayenne pepper (optional)

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1

(15-oz) can kidney beans, drained

1

(28-oz) can crushed tomatoes

Shredded cheddar, for garnish

sour cream, for garnish

Green onions, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more then add tomato paste, stirring to combine. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat and return to heat.

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Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Impossible to Please Him

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Today's Devo

Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

Matthew 22:37 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/mat.22.37.NKJV

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/heb.11.6.NKJV

Without faith and love it is impossible to please God.

Love obeys Him.

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.

John 14:15 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/jhn.14.15.NKJV


For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

James 2:26 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/jas.2.26.NKJV

Faith that doesn't obey. Is a dead faith. Dead faith and lack of love will keep us from heaven. Think on this.

If you have not obeyed the Gospel then please obey today before it's everlasting too late.



The Gospel in a nutshell

Moreover, brethren, I declar…

Poet's Corner Thursday: Tick Tock Tick Tock

Tick Tock Tick Tock 


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Time is winding down


Tick Tock Tick Tock

We all must for eternity prepare


Tick Tock Tick Tock

There's no second time around


Tick Tock Tick Tock

It's the narrow way, Heaven's abode, or the broad way, the devil's lair


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Life is very short


Tick Tock Tick Tock

We all like grass will fade away


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Are you ready for that great day?


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Tomorrow is not guaranteed


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Obey the Gospel right now


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Of salvation, we all have need


Tick Tock Tick Tock

With the Son, exchange Heavenly vows


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Riiiinnnnggg! Here comes eternity


Tick Tock Tick Tock

We all have one destiny


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Prepare to meet your God


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Will you be found faithful, or a fraud?


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Will you be with the devil and his angels, or the Beloved Son?


Tick Tock Tick Tock

Will He say "Depart from me, or well done?"


Tick Tock Tick Tock