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THE SNEEZE! A true story of faith. Enjoy.
Faith | GOD-inspired

Posted on 06/09/2012 7:07:42 AM PDT by jesus4life

Look not into our own understanding, but only to GOD's. Because GOD can use things we look down on or people we look down on in order to show HIS wisdom and power. Be humble.


25 God's folly is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

26 Consider, brothers, how you were called; not many of you are wise by human standards, not many influential, not many from noble families.

27 No, God chose those who by human standards are fools to shame the wise; he chose those who by human standards are weak to shame the strong,

28 those who by human standards are common and contemptible -- indeed those who count for nothing -- to reduce to nothing all those that do count for something,

29 so that no human being might feel boastful before God.

30 It is by him that you exist in Christ Jesus, who for us was made wisdom from God, and saving justice and holiness and redemption.

31 As scripture says: If anyone wants to boast, let him boast of the Lord.

In understanding this, do not ONLY look to elders, , authorities in buildings, scholars, and a degree for all understanding; or you may miss out on an answer to your own prayers. Look to GOD and all HIS creation. GOD can use anything.

LUKE 11:37-54

37 He had just finished speaking when a Pharisee invited him to dine at his house. He went in and sat down at table.

38 The Pharisee saw this and was surprised that he had not first washed before the meal.

39 But the Lord said to him, 'You Pharisees! You clean the outside of cup and plate, while inside yourselves you are filled with extortion and wickedness.

40 Fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside too?

41 Instead, give alms from what you have and, look, everything will be clean for you.

42 But alas for you Pharisees, because you pay your tithe of mint and rue and all sorts of garden herbs and neglect justice and the love of God! These you should have practised, without neglecting the others.

43 Alas for you Pharisees, because you like to take the seats of honour in the synagogues and to be greeted respectfully in the market squares!

44 Alas for you, because you are like the unmarked tombs that people walk on without knowing it!'

45 A lawyer then spoke up. 'Master,' he said, 'when you speak like this you insult us too.'

46 But he said, 'Alas for you lawyers as well, because you load on people burdens that are unendurable, burdens that you yourselves do not touch with your fingertips.

47 'Alas for you because you build tombs for the prophets, the people your ancestors killed!

48 In this way you both witness to what your ancestors did and approve it; they did the killing, you do the building.

49 'And that is why the Wisdom of God said, "I will send them prophets and apostles; some they will slaughter and persecute,

50 so that this generation will have to answer for every prophet's blood that has been shed since the foundation of the world,

51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the Temple." Yes, I tell you, this generation will have to answer for it all.

52 'Alas for you lawyers who have taken away the key of knowledge! You have not gone in yourselves and have prevented others from going in who wanted to.'

53 When he left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began a furious attack on him and tried to force answers from him on innumerable questions,

54 lying in wait to catch him out in something he might say.

PROVERBS 29:13 13 Poor and oppressor are found together, Yahweh gives light to the eyes of both.

As we are being aware. We must remember, regardless of anything, love one another:

MATTHEW 5:43-45

43 'You have heard how it was said, You will love your neighbour and hate your enemy.

44 But I say this to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you;

45 so that you may be children of your Father in heaven, for he causes his sun to rise on the bad as well as the good, and sends down rain to fall on the upright and the wicked alike.


TOPICS: Catholic; Charismatic Christian; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: god; holyspirit; jesus; school

They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing .. and the traditional caps, they looked almost .. as grown up as they felt.

Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away tears.

This class would NOT pray during the commencements----not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.

The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.

The speeches were nice, but they were routine.....until the final speech received a standing ovation.

A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened.

All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED !!!!

The student on stage.. simply looked at the audience and said,

'GOD BLESS YOU And he walked off stage...

The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.

Isn't this a wonderful story? Pass it on to all your friends..........and


This is a true story; it happened at a University .

Love to all in the holy precious name of JESUS CHRIST who lives and reigns for ever and ever. AMEN!



1 posted on 06/09/2012 7:07:48 AM PDT by jesus4life
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To: jesus4life
The actual story.

The Truth Although written in a way that feels like inspirational fiction and without the factual details, this is based on a true incident. It was a widely-publicized controversy surrounding the 2001 graduation ceremonies of Washington Community High School in Peoria, Illinois.

According to an Associated Press report from May 17, 2001, student-led prayer was going to be allowed at the graduation but a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the senior valedictorian, Natasha Appenheimer. On virtually the eve of graduation, they won a court injunction that banned any prayer at the event. It was the first time in the school's 80 year history that a prayer would not be offered.

Natasha was booed by the audience when she received her diploma. Another student, Ryan Brown, was one of the speakers. He paused during his speech to bow his head and pray silently.

The Peoria Journal Star newspaper said that after the silent prayer, Ryan "feigned a sneeze" so the audience could respond with a "God bless you."

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2 posted on 06/09/2012 7:34:06 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: All; jesus4life

Some story! God Bless You Indeed!! Amen!

3 posted on 06/09/2012 7:51:57 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: johngrace


Great story.

4 posted on 06/09/2012 8:18:45 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: jesus4life

Thank you for posting

5 posted on 06/09/2012 9:11:17 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

AMEN! You’re welcome and all thanks and praise to GOD for all things.

6 posted on 06/09/2012 5:45:08 PM PDT by jesus4life
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To: SkyDancer


Thanks for sending your info. Someone else sent a message similar privately to me.

I am aware that it was a story similar to something else. But, someone sent it to me and it was more about the message than the actual specifics.

The message was important. This is why GOD had me put the passages before it.

But thanks for the info you choose to send. Whether this other incident took from that or ever happened? Who knows. Wasn’t there. But, still is inspirational, and it was just a match for the passages sent.

Have a great day, because the day is blessed by the LORD so we are always having a blessed day.


7 posted on 06/09/2012 5:54:32 PM PDT by jesus4life
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To: jesus4life
May you also know Yashua in your life, which I gather you do. I have a habit of searching out the real stories behind the stories. I sincerely hope you didn't think I was thinking your post was not necessarily true. I guess it's a fault of mine.

Regards, Janey

8 posted on 06/09/2012 6:01:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer

AMEN! Yashua is the way. Definitely.

I know Yashua as much as HE wants me to know HIM. Yet, Constantly search the scriptures daily, praying unceasingly, and constantly listening to the Holy Spirit in order to know more and more about HIM.
HE’s has been in my heart since I have been a child.
This is the life HE choose for me.
It’s the life the LORD drew me to. HE orders our steps and He draws us to HIM!! We are not worthy. AMEN!!

As far as whether you thought the post was true or false??
Honestly, I did not think about it. If you did not specifically mention, and I did not ask, then it’s not for me to know.
That’s a matter of the heart, and only GOD knows a person’s heart. I try to stay away from any kind of judgement; even on a minor level. Assumption can be a very deadly tool against us all; sin.

I pray all faults that you think you have ( as you have mentioned) are taken away from you, or controlled to a point they dont influence others; in the name of JESUS!! AMEN!

May the LORD be with your, your family and all around you; as well as the rest of the world.

Have a great day and may GOD bless us all in all we do.

Love to you in the Holy precious name of Yashua who lives and reigns among us forever.

9 posted on 06/09/2012 8:36:05 PM PDT by jesus4life
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