Welcome to my blog! I hope to be a resource to help you in your walk with God. Now more than ever we need to get back to the basic fundamentals of moral living and take a stand for what is right and truthful with God as our ultimate authority. His Word is reliable and preserved and can be trusted, so that is the basis for my advice and teaching. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or topics you would like me to cover. I look forward to sharing what God has placed on my heart. See my website at http://www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com and http://www.dawnfoss.com/ for books and music I have written that will enrich your life!
Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
God will bless America for these people, but there will come a day when the time clock will run out and He will take them out of America, out of this world, and will rapture the church. Those who are left will enter the tribulation, which will last 7 years. I believe there will be chaos preceding the rapture because people will be hungry for peace. The antichrist will rise and bring "peace" to this earth for 3 1/2 years, but the definition of that peace is in a military context, controlled by strong government. Most of those who become a Christian during that time will die a martyr's death, and those who don't will be hiding from the government. Those who rejected Jesus Christ before the tribulation will be blinded to the truth during the tribulation. After 3 1/2 years judgment will come, and will be the worst time in this world's history. Now is the time to become a Christian, to be saved not only from your sin, but from certain judgment of God to come. To find out how to be saved, go to my website at www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com, and click on "Plan of Salvation."
Christians, don't lose hope. Stand up for what is right, keep fighting the fight, and keeping the faith. There are MANY around this country, as well as throughout the world, who are doing just that. We are NOT ALONE - there are many. Remember, Elijah thought he was all alone, that no one else was left who stayed true to God. God reassured him in 1 Kings 19:18: "Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him."
Be encouraged, and tell others about Jesus Christ. Go into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, so God's house will be full for that great wedding feast of the Lamb, His Son Jesus Christ.
I hope you enjoy this music video of a song I wrote last year for our nation. It was recorded at Oklahoma's State Capitol, the Heartland of America. Let's not allow America to ever be a country without a man or woman, boy or girl who will stand for morality and righteousness. Just like we would never want to be a man without a country, such as a traitor would be, we don't want America and what she stands for to be forsaken, those ideals lost in today's chaos and sin that is all around us. Let's shine as lights in this world!
Saturday, March 26, 2016
I hope you all have a Happy Easter/Happy Resurrection Day tomorrow! God bless you!
Friday, March 25, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Here are some pictures of my table, and my husband Sam and Associate/Youth Pastor Russ Smith from Meriden Hills Baptist Church, who came to support me.
If you are interested in learning more about any of my books or CD's, please check out my website at www.dawnfoss.tateauthor.com, or click on this link Direct link to Dawn's website. Thank you, and God bless you!
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Let's not be victims of deceit, but love truth, find truth, and stand firmly upon it. 2 Thessalonians 2:14-15: "Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle."
Listen to a full version of "Love the Truth" by Dawn Foss
Friday, March 11, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Listen to Praise Be to God
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Monday, March 7, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
My Pastor, Dr. Chris Atkinson, preached a great message at Meriden Hills Baptist Church www.meridenhillsbaptist.org this past Sunday, and I wanted to share a few thoughts that really stood out to me.
One thought made a lot of sense to me. "To the ugly man every mirror is an enemy. The problem is not with the mirror, but with the man." The law of God is likened unto a mirror. If we don't look in the mirror, we don't have the knowledge to know if anything is wrong with our appearance. So it's true that if we don't look at the law of God, we have no idea we are doing wrong. Romans 7:7: "What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet."
It is our teacher, and that is a good thing. Galatians 3:24: "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." People who have the attitude (and we all battle this at times, including me!), "Don't tell me what to do!" or "That might be fine for you, but I'll do what I want, thank you very much" have a rebellion in them, and are unwilling to take an honest look at their hearts and souls and see if anything is amiss. We have to soften ourselves, even as Christians, to be open to the truth and ask the Holy Spirit to help us forsake rotten sin and cling to the delicious fruits of the Spirit, like love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. "Against such there is no law" (Gal. 5:22-23).
We should take instruction, and love righteousness, or things that are right and good. We each have a contaminated heart that loves things that are not good for us. When we become a Christian, we have the new nature (good) and still have our old nature (bad), and these war against each other. It's like having two alpha male dogs inside of us, each battling for power. Which one will win? The one you feed the most. If you starve the old nature and not give into its lusts and desires, and instead feed the good nature by watching good movies, playing good games, eating healthy, avoiding harmful substances, going to church, reading the Bible, praying, etc. then the good nature will win and you will be at spiritual peace.
I think about this with losing weight. I have a real rebellion in my heart against anyone telling me what to eat or how to exercise. But I do know how to do right in this area; I just don't always do it. I want to do right, but sometimes feel like the things I want to do I don't do, and the things I don't want to do I do. It sounds just like what the Apostle Paul said in Romans 7:15: "For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I."
We are all born with a sin nature. Romans 7:16-21:
16 "If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me."
But don't despair! While sin deceives, defiles, and destroys you (Rom. 7:11: "For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me."), when we turn to Christ and receive the Holy Spirit, we will be guided into truth and convicted when we are doing wrong (John 16:13: "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:").
It is our choice which nature we feed. Until we become a Christian, we only have the old sinful nature, so this battle does not exist. If you don't feel guilty or wrong when you do wrong according to the standard of the Word of God, then you are not saved, you are not a Christian, and your father is still the Devil. Only when you trust Jesus Christ as your Savior by praying and asking Him to save you from your sin does your family change, and you are adopted into God's family, and now God the Father is your heavenly father. Until then, you do not belong to Him.
It's interesting how natural gas has no odor or color. It is difficult to detect a leak, but if a leak is present and a spark occurs, even with just turning on a light switch, it can lead to a deadly explosion. Now they are required to put a foul odor like rotten eggs in the gas so we can detect a leak. So it is without the Holy Spirit and the law (the Word of God); we would have no idea that we are sinning except it is revealed to us.
So rather than rebel against the law or detest it, we should be thankful that it is there to show us where we fall short of perfection so we can clean ourselves up as Christians (and get saved if not a Christian yet) with the help of the Holy Spirit. Just like a mirror, a forewarning of something dangerous to come like an explosion from a gas leak, or a good teacher, the law is helpful to us and can lead us to see our sinful nature so we can see our need for our Saviour and how to become more like Christ. As the Apostle Paul put it in Romans 7:24-25a: "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord."