Time2Stand Ladies is a ministry of Time2stand.  Marianne Lordi is the general author/editor of Time2Stand Ladies and Jeremy Strang is the founder and author of Time2Stand.  Time2Stand is based on the Word of God as found in the Holy Scriptures and is dedicated to calling men into full accountability.  Here at Time2Stand Ladies we hope to build up, encourage and help women of all ages to stand strong in the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ!

How did Time2Stand Ladies begin

It all happened when a man from Illinois who  felt the call on his life to reach others with the good news of Jesus Christ   met a Christian blogger online from Ohio who also wanted to touch others with God’s truth and plan for their lives.

They both felt that it was a time to stand for the truth of the gospel of Christ.  Together, they joined in their  work to reach out with the message of hope to a world that is perishing.

Jeremy Strang and Marianne Lordi would like you to meet God at his word!  It is our hope that you will open your heart to know the love of Jesus Christ. 

 

Bio/Testimony

Marianne Lordi

 

Growing up in Ohio,   I heard the good news about salvation when I was 20 years old.  Before that, I had been into religion and thought I knew it all.  When I first heard the gospel, I rejected it as foolishness.  After all, I knew that Jesus was the Savior and that he died for my sins. I felt that was enough.  What I didn’t comprehend was that I  had only a head knowledge.  It would take two more years for me to understand that.  One day, for some reason unknown to me at the time, I opened up the bible and began to read.  As I continued to read, my eyes were unveiled and I longed to know more about having Jesus as my personal and real Savior-someone whom I believed on in my heart.  A change came over me and I knew that all that I ever wanted was in Jesus Christ, not the religion that just offered traditions and rules made up by men.  I was hooked. 

    Soon though,  the troubles of the world came and I slid away.  But that didn’t stop Christ who never left me.   I somehow knew that he was with me in everything I did.  When I was on a destructive path, his voice would call to me to come back.  He said he wanted to give me true happiness not the things of the earth that I was seeking.  But for  years I wouldn’t listen.  True to his promise,  Jesus never gave up on me even when I gave up on him.  Many years later, I sought him out again and he took me back.  I wasted a lot of years, but he gave me the assurance that he could still use me for his kingdom.  His love never failed.

    For the last few years, God has given me his words to write and I continue to do so.  My past is still my past for I am a sinner saved by grace.  All I can do now is to reach forward for what lies ahead and fight the good fight by the strength of Christ who lives in me.

    I don’t know where God is going to take me, I just know now that I want to be led by his nail pierced hands and to do the work for which he planned for me long before the foundation of the earth.  I now willingly and humbly tell him, “Here am I, Lord, use me!”

    I am indeed blessed and I pray that all will be blessed by the messages that Christ gives me to write.  I also am the author of a blog entitled God’s Promises Are Real located at:  www.mlordi.wordpress.com.  Somehow, God keeps trusting me with his precious word. 

    One point that I make in all of my articles is this:  God has a perfect plan for your life and it cannot fail or be taken from you.  All you need do is repent and trust your life to Jesus Christ who died to give you eternal life.   Seek him while he still may be found.  Let his love fill your life with hope.

                            

Jeremy  Strang

Jeremy

                                                                                                                             

Jeremy is an Area Representitive for Voice of the Martyrs.  Jeremy’s  book, Urgency to Rise – a call to the American ‘church’, was released in 2008.  His latest project is, Christian – A Dangerous Title to Claim, which has just been released.

 

 Christian – A Dangerous Title To Claim

Is now available for Pre-Order

Final Cover - Christian a dangerous

 

 

My Testimony (shortened)   

    “It is my earnest prayer and desire that I receive absolutely no credit for the work that God has done or continues to do in my life and in the lives of those who I have had contact with.  All the glory goes to God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.  I long for all people to know the Savior in authentic truth.  God has placed a deep desire within my bones to hold the men within the church of America accountable to a whole new level.  Men are responsible for a non-transformational church in America.  Superficial teaching/preaching, which is absent of full biblical truth, has resulted from the complacency of individual men who have failed to live introspective biblical truth.  Without personal introspection of every word of God, teaching, preaching and living as God desires becomes impossible.  Men who are not living biblical truth are not living in truth at all.  Without the truth, men cannot lead their families, cannot lead the church, cannot lead our nation, and cannot know God.  Truth is only found in Jesus Christ.  If men are not in Christ, then salvation cannot be known.  With this message said, I dedicate my entire existence to God’s will and a harvest of dying people within the church of America.  If I must take a bullet in the head for the glory of Jesus Christ and for His work to go forth, may it be so.  I pray that the will of my Father becomes the only will of mine.

Before Christ-
     Before God’s gracious and merciful conversion and regeneration of my life, I was a sinner to the fullest definition.  I was a liar, a thief, an adulterer, a drunk, a malicious gossip and a flat out God hater.  I cared only for my selfish, materialistic and prideful arrogance.  I used profanity as communication, anger as a lifestyle and deceit as my justification.  I grew up in the church and yet denied God.  But praise be to God that He showed me, a miserable sinner, His grace, mercy and love.  Only to Him is credit due!

His wake up-
     On May 18th 2001 God woke me up.  While talking with pastor Larry Sequin (Calvary de Taos in Taos, NM), God’s righteous conviction began to burn into my soul.  I remember the exact verse that God used to execute His final blow of conviction before His salvation.  The blow left me never walking the same, talking the same and acting the same.  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the sexual perverts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.”  My life has never been the same.

Today-
     First thing that I must address is that fact that I am not perfect.  But praise be to God that He convicts me in my weaknesses and convicts me in His word.  Although having said this, I am a new creation in Christ Jesus.  It is my prayer that my will comes into full alignment with God’s will.  God has placed a desire in me to seek His fullness and glorify Him in all that I do.  I may fail, but I will not remain as a failure.  My prayer is that God continues to convict me of my unrighteousness and that I bless His name for it.  It is my prayer that I ALWAYS follow hard after God and be sanctified through His Spirit.  It is my prayer that God holds me to the accountability as He does Ezekiel in chapter 3.  May God never forget my name.  Amen!”

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17 Responses to “Who we are”

  1. Sheila Davis Says:

    I thank you for the information and diversity of that you have made available. I have added your site to our “Friends List” here at Women of Grace. We would like to be considered to be added to your site listings as we too are burdened to touch the world with the gospel and God’s love. Looking forward to hearing from you. In grace alone, Sheila


  2. Thanks Sheila. You are added to our site and I pray that God continues to use you in a powerful way.

  3. Kate Says:

    Wow thank you for the information. It’s great to know how much Jesus Christ has changed you! I was exactly like you. I was a superficial “christian”, belonging to the “church”. You know, I would go to church, go to bible studies, afterwards I would talk about how great the sermon was. But then I would go right back to doing and thinking the most demonic things. I also used to kind of ‘play’ with other religions. Actually for awhile I was seriously considering converting to Islam, but God told me that was not his call for my life. So there, you now know my story too! Have a blessed day!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  4. You have gone through so much at such a young age, Kate!

    I believe that it all was God getting you ready to be used mightily for his kingdom. I am praying for you!

  5. Kate Says:

    Yes, I guess I have gone through alot now that I look back. But of course I try really hard not to hate those people (which can be very difficult at times), but I’ve tried praying for THEM, not me and they have stopped somewhat. In fact God worked through me to convert two of my friends to Christianity!! 🙂

    p.s. not to bother you but, how did you meet Jer?


  6. Jeremy and I met when we checked out each other’s sites and decided we have the same passion for the truth.

  7. Kate Says:

    Oh, cool! I love both of your site so much. Very powerful! How did you find out about his site? I think I also share the same passion for the truth with you both! 🙂 🙂

  8. Kate Says:

    I don’t know if this is too personal of a question so don’t think you have to answer but…How did you get saved? Like when did you decide that you needed God?


  9. Kate, I was about 20 years old when I heard the gospel. Since I was Catholic, I thought I already had what I needed to be saved so I mocked everyone that said differently. Like my bio says, I decided after two years of hearing this to read the bible.
    I know now that it was the Holy Spirit leading me to read the word. As I started reading, my eyes became unveiled. I wasn’t looking for God because I thought I already “had him”. But the truth began burnig in my heart and I started getting a desire to know more and more. I couldn’t get enough. Then, I humbled myself and asked Christ to be the Savior from heart. It was no longer just acknowledging Christ as the Savior, it was believing from my heart that he was. Only the Holy Spirit could have opened my eyes. I was so arrogant in my thinking that I knew everything. After I got saved, I realized I don’t know anything. EAch day, God reveals more and more about himself. Each trial is a lesson in trust. I never want to go back.
    Once you have tasted and seen that the LORD is good, there is nothing that can satisfy you again but his love.

  10. Kate Says:

    Wow. Thank you for telling me that. Your story is a great inspiration to me so, thank you!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. Kate Says:

    I was the “superficial” christian. I thought that I was a great christian girl just because I would pray every once in long awhile or went to mass. But I wasn’t doing Christian things. I don’t know if your familiar with this term or type but, I was into all the “emo” stuff and one day I just decided that “you know what, I really need to turn my life around, this emo stuff is very demonic” and I would ask myself all the time ” how am i suppose to get into heaven when im acting like this. The devil and I were in strong fight because I wanted to stop with all the emo stuff but for some reason I couldn’t stay away, so i prayed everyday and eventually the devil let me be.


  12. That is a good testimony Kate. One thing you always have to remember is that when you belong to Christ, the devil can wrestle with you all he wants but Jesus is never going to let you go. He was with you in those battles and he will stay with you in all that you go through. Just keep your eyes on him!

  13. Kate Says:

    Thanks Marianne. I needed to be reminded that big time. I’m dealing with this type of cancer (Endometriosis-it can’t kill you, just painful) and sometimes I just loose trust in the Lord.


  14. Kate, remember that God has a perfect plan for your life that cannot be stopped by sickness, pain or even death.

    Endometriosis is not cancer but actually scar tissue that forms outside of the ovaries and uterus. It is very painful but we will pray and trust that God can see you through this!

    It is in the painful things of life that the love of God becomes so clear.

  15. Kate Says:

    Thank you. And thanks for telling me about the Endo because my doctor said it was a benign cancer. You said it is very painful, have you had it too. Or have it, (actually it doesnot go away).

  16. Kate Says:

    I will pray for your daughter.

  17. Caitlin (Kate) Says:

    Remember me, haven’t talked for awhile, could i have your email again?

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