Meet the Authors.
Sarah Burlingame is passionate about Biblical truth. Her diverse church background has taken her through Mainline Methodist, Evangelical, Charismatic and Roman Catholic circles. Her calling as an intercessor led her to receive a certification in Advanced Spiritual Warfare from LMCI (Liberating Ministries for Christ International) lmci.org . Sarah has served as a small group leader, worship planner, liturgical dance leader and online ministry coordinator. She holds a M.S. degree in Education and lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and their sons. They attend North Rome Wesleyan Church.
Joanne Reinhart asked Jesus Christ into her heart at the age of nine in a Sunday school classroom in Maryland. Her journey with the Lord took her through various careers, colleges, and universities. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Art/Dance, Theology, and Education, and a M.S. degree in Educational Administration. Her passion for the Lord is evidenced through worship, dance, and teaching. She was liberated into her spiritual gifts and callings through the teaching resources of LMCI lmci.org . Joanne has danced and taught at Christian conferences and various churches in PA and VA. She currently teaches classical ballet and coaches dance for gymnastics. Joanne attends New Life Church She and her husband live in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018
HOPE OVER CHAOS: Transitioning from Darkness to Light is now available on Kindle! Chaos is all around us! Volcanic eruptions, political unrest, nation against nation, people groups against other people groups, various explosions of every kind. Where does this all originate? The truth is: spiritual darkness manifests itself into natural chaos in this world. We live in a time when scenes of turmoil, disasters, anarchy and deep strife are being fed to us 24/7. Many of us are feeling lost, fearful and hopeless. Where do these feeling come from? Are they natural human reactions to a world gone mad? If we were only biological creatures then the answer would be, “yes.” However, we are not only flesh and blood, but we are also spirit beings. Once we grasp the truth of our existence, we become capable of navigating this world with hope resulting in victory. We can hear messages of peace from many sources, but how do we know if that is the way to achieve true peace and have hope in this world? People typically agree that peace and love are good, but do not recognize that they cannot achieve divine goals with worldly tools. Many of us remain ignorant of the unseen world surrounding us. The “battle” between spiritual light and spiritual darkness is very real! However, most people appear to be unaware of the consequences this battle causes in their own lives. The bible tells us that, “We aren’t fighting against human enemies but against rulers, authorities, forces of cosmic darkness, and spiritual powers of evil in the heavens.” (Ephesians 6:12 CEB). This book will help you understand this battle and will show you how to live with incredible hope even in the midst of this world, as the violence rages on.
Burlingame and Reinhart are Christian bloggers and the founders of theheraldofhope.com. Hope Over Chaos…. Transitioning From Darkness to Light, is a compilation of numerous posts they have written from 2015 to the present. Their personal testimonies are also included, as well as some specific scriptural interpretation of biblical prophecy as it pertains to our world today.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Praying Medic- The Deep State and Living in the Spirit
Thursday, December 14, 2017
A king is coming! Of that we can be certain. His arrival was foretold nearly three thousand years ago. He was brought to us by the zeal of His father. A heavenly father so powerful and so in love with His beautiful Son and His beloved creation that all the forces in the universe could not stop this incredible miracle.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV)
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Zeal is synonymous with the word, passion. Our Heavenly Father was jealously passionate to send the world His Only Begotten Son, so that we might have eternal life with Him.
John 3:16 (AMP)
“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.
What are we passionate about? What do we get excited about and look forward to with great enthusiasm? Is it a long-awaited promotion? A new job? A move? At Christmas, many children excitedly look forward to presents under the tree, special cookies, and time off from school. But are these long-lasting gifts that will be remembered? Can we remember the first time we asked Jesus Christ into our hearts and made Him Lord over all? (Romans 10:13) Wasn’t that a lasting change that has endured the joys and tears of our lives? Has the heart of passion for Jesus faded due to hardships, sickness, or delayed hopes? Have we put our dreams, our heart’s desires on the “back burner”?
Proverbs 13:12 (NLT)
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
This is the “season of the King” and our hopes and dreams can be reignited from the truths in the Word of God. As we reflect on the birth of God’s Son this Christmas season, let us also reflect on the zeal of the Lord. How can we not be in awe of a God, who with fervent compassion for His creation, sent His only begotten Son so that we may live. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts has done great and mighty things for us. Let us rejoice in all things and be filled with the joy of the Lord. In His presence is fullness of joy! (Psalm 16:11) The song “Joy to the World” describes how men and creation declare the wonders of the Father’s love.
♪ Joy to the World
Joy to the world! the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonder wonders of His love ♪
Luke 2:10-12 (NKJV)
Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”
We wish a very joyful and blessed Christmas season to all our readers and their families.
~ Sarah and Joanne
Monday, November 20, 2017
Jesus, we are Thankful!
No matter where we live, or what season or climate we find ourselves in, a sure way to “get out of the doldrums” of life is to give thanks. As Christians, our praise and thanksgiving are the answer to the “darkness that surrounds us.” Let us:
Psalm 100:4 (NKJV)
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
In many elementary schools this time of year, teachers will assign their young students to list the things they are “thankful for”, so in like manner, the following is our list.
JESUS, we are THANKFUL: (for / that)
J = justified by His grace
E = every promise in God’s word
S = sins washed away by the Blood of the Lamb
U = unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace
S = shalom of the Lord Jesus Christ
Romans 3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
Revelation 1:5 to Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood
Ephesians 4:3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
John 14:27 Peace (Shalom) I leave with you, My peace (shalom) I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
T = Today, … hear His voice
H = healing wholeness by Jesus Christ’s stripes
A = authority in Jesus Christ
N = no weapon formed against us can prosper
K = King Jesus our Bridegroom
F = family and friends
U = under our feet (satan is crushed)
L = life more abundantly
Hebrews 3:7,13 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice”; … but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today”
1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
Matthew 28:18-19 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper
Revelation 19:13, 14,16 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God…. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses…. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Ephesians 2:19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God
Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Be blessed and remember to be “thankful” each day as we “finish the race set before us”; “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” (Hebrews 12:1,2; Titus 2:13)
~ Joanne and Sarah
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
|Washington Monument: The world's tallest obelisk.|
John 1:4-5 (NKJV)
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it
By now we’re sure you are all aware of the growing list of powerful people, especially in Washington and Hollywood, accused of sexual misconduct and criminal perversion. Of course, these incidents are not exclusive to Washington and Hollywood, but as the nation’s Capitol and the nation’s media/entertainment center, what occurs there reflects our society as a whole.
While our purpose at the Herald of Hope continues to be bringing you the blessed hope found only in our Savior Jesus Christ, we would be remiss if we did not briefly comment on the state of our nation's spiritual health. Make no mistake about it; this issue is spiritual in nature. How do we know this? The prince of darkness made a very clear mark on our nation. Two symbols in the form of the obelisk and capitol dome have been glorified. In ancient times the obelisk and dome represented the male and female reproductive parts respectively. We are not going to go into any further detail in this post, but please consider our position from scripture. The evil and discord that is going on around us is indeed spiritual in nature. We have personal authority over this present darkness through Jesus. However, we must understand what it is that we should take authority over.
Ephesians 6:12-13 (NIV)
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
If you want further information on the symbols in Washington, DC and their origins/meanings please PM us. We’ll send you some relevant teachings. Most importantly, remember that Jesus loves you beyond measure regardless of our surroundings. Stand Firm!!
John 8:12 (NKJV)
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”