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Mat 19.4 +

Mat 19.4

“Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning

made them male and female…”

 

Marriage is an earthly reflection of a Heavenly relationship. God wants firm fidelity, absolute loyalty, & loving trust between husband & wife – – – Similar to the perfect God-to-mankind fellowship available in this life to all redeemed souls. The devil wants you to divorce your mate &, rascal that he is, wants you to “divorce” God. The choice is yours, husband/wife – you don’t have to get a divorce (God is abundantly able), nor do you have to backslide (“divorce”) God no matter how hard satan hounds you. – 7/19/19

 

“When the world comes in it will want to bring with it its idols.”

– V O Agan, sermon, 12/29/81

 

In my “neck-a-the woods”(OH) & in my stripe of holiness (Pilgrim) I recall no one discussing “Six Day Creation.” To my remembrance not a Christian h.s. teacher, not a Christian college prof. nor a chapel speaker awakened us to a Creation Week of six – 24 hr. days. Thank God for Henry Morris, PhD, who showed this clearly to me. Several decades later it’s considered a Christian World View. What else do we need to see? What do we need to claim ours from the Eternal Word of God? Are you willing to think? – 7/19/19

 

“A holy man is a holy horror in the hands of God.”

– V O Agan, Conf. sermon, 1955

 

SEASIDE BREAKFAST

Come, leave your night of toiling

On the boisterous “boiling”,

Of an open-faced sea.

Come, leave the laborious net,

And the fish you DID get

By simply obeying Me.

Come and dine; be ye filled

‘Tis your Master who has willed,

A meal for weary men.

Come now, and be refreshed,

Far more than you had guessed

Possible while in sin. – eab July 1980

 

“I like the old Wesleyan term – a bent to sin. There are people in the churches

all over this country who have been bent over by depravity.”

– Warren C McIntire

 

Pastor Brother – are you currently preaching thru a Bible Book? Have you recently done it? Allow me as a former pastor (& assoc. Bible professor) to encourage this. I’d encourage a NT Book, a shorter one but pray until you have God’s mind. Read the Book thru – at a sitting – a month or so before starting the series. Now read it thru again, taking notes & more slowly (not yet making sermons) getting a better understanding what God is saying. Preach at least one sermon per chapter but maybe 2-3 depending on thought clusters. Spend a lot of time in prayer & meditation. This series can help you AND your sheep. – 7/19/19

 

2Ti 4.2

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,

rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering & doctrine.”

 

“Outbreaking sin comes after you are backslidden. Backsliding is a matter of quarreling with God over some issue – It is a matter of disobedience.”

– Warren C McIntire

 

Do you testify? Do you tell others (in church & out) that Jesus has forgiven all your sins? Do you tell people (in words & actions) the Holy Spirit has removed the old man (Rom 6.6) & his horrible traits? (Condemning a fellow worker for or a filthy joke is not testifying; sinners can do that). Family/friends need to know, for the Glory of God, that you belong to Jesus & what He’s done for you. “…They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb & by the word of their testimony…” (Rev 12.11). – 7/19/19

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1Ti 6.20 +

1Ti 6.20

“…Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane & vain babblings,

& oppositions of science falsely so called.”

 

“If you would rather have more dollars than more grace

you’re worldly.”

– J Wesley Adcock, source unknown

 

We believe #1 We believe WHAT we want to believe. God gave you a “Will.” Our are beliefs based on the Good Book? Or, on man’s erring books? Does your belief have anything to do with your eternal destiny? A mistaken Am. history date? No. A mistake in grammar? No. A mistake in science? Maybe. You see, the Bible, our final Authority, doesn’t discuss “history,” since the NT, nor insist on certain grammar (IMO). The Bible, however, clearly states facts about science – some of which, sadly, modern “science” has chosen to oppose. What do you believe? Bible or “science” which? – 7/18/19

 

“…The road of procrastination will perhaps

take more people there [Hell] than any other single one.”

– J Wesley Adcock, sermon

 

ROADS – TWO

Your county, your country has many a road

Real Life has only two.

The best one leads up and up

Up way beyond the blue.

 

This upward trending road’s not “trendy”

And travelers are few in number

But they are one-happy-lot,

Without sin to encumber.

 

The other road descends progressively down

Ending in a light-less night

(Oh, the awesome contrast with up,

which leads ever into night-less light.)

 

You may have been a “home-body”

And never left your native vales

But Friend, you’re traveling NOW up or down

Traveling one of these two trails.

 

The road to the best place looks dull and plain;

That’ll change when death’s on your brow.

Leave oh, leave the glitter, glitzy trail

Friend, I urge you to change NOW.

– eab, July  2016

 

We believe #2 Genesis, the accurate account of Creation (& beyond), states the “moon” (Gen1.16) is a LIGHT. Period. The prophet Isaiah agrees (13.10, 30.26, 60.19), as does Ezekiel (32.7), AND the Lord Jesus (Mat 24.29, Mar 13.24). Man’s “science” purposely chose to call it a “reflector” (reflect, reflector, reflected, reflecting, reflection are not in the Bible.) Why did man call God’s Light a reflector? A very real possibility is – they, as sun-worshippers, wanted/want to make the sun central. And, if you think all sun-worshippers are dead, start to notice the many sun symbols. Bible or “science” which? – 7/18/19

 

Rev 6.13

“…The stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs,

when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”

We believe #3 Our Lord predicted the stars will fall (Mat 24.29 & Mar 13.25). The Revelation of Jesus Christ tells to where the stars will fall; “And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs…”(Rev 6.13). Some so-called “scientists” have told us the stars are bigger than earth, bigger than the sun etc. First, have you asked yourself HOW they “know” this? (Much of what is called astor-physics is built on theory, upon theory.) No man “knows” the stars are huge – The Bible says the stars will fall to the earth so – they are smaller than earth. Bible or “science” which? – 7/18/19

 

 

“Mr. Milton tells us of Paradise lost in Eden, but thank God,

the Bible tells us of Paradise regained in Christ!”

– J B McBride

 

We believe #4 Some reader can say, “I can believe both,” yawn, & try to forget these “silly” eab posts. Friend, God allows us, now, to believe what we want to. Yours truly taught earth science & as I did, I failed to properly see how much God shows His world, in His Book. I’m sorry. In recent years I’ve become more aware (no human sees it all) of the deception of hollywood/disney/some of what’s called “science.” Scripture says satan “…deceiveth the whole world…”(Rev 12.9). The deceiver has not omitted “science.” As believers, I urge you to re-read your Bible, taking it more literally than ever. – 7/18/19

 

“The sinner has but 1 mind…the carnal mind. He is utterly void of the mind of Christ.

The sanctitied man has but 1 mind, the mind of Christ…The justified man is & can be only the person with 2 minds (double minded)…”

– J B McBride

1Jo 2.15 +

1Jo 2.15

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.

If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

 

“We get in trouble when we do not take the Bible [for] what it says.”

– G R French, sermon, 6/3/01

 

29 of 46 “…Pride & arrogancy…do I hate”(Pro 8.13).

Jer 49.16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the PRIDE of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

 

“There is no fully life than the life given fully to God.”

– G R French, sermon, 2/19/97

 

SOMEDAY, LIFE

Someday, life as for years we’ve known it,

Will all be gone in the twinkling of an eye.

The seed will grow just where we’ve sown it,

(For as a tree falleth so shall it lie)

And as a man liveth, be it good or evil,

As a man liveth, so shall he die. – eab, July ’74

 

Can a man, a mere man, a lowly mortal, please God? Oh, hallelujah, yes. By His grace He will help us to please Him. God made us human & fully understands man’s limitations. He did not make carnality – it has roots in satan, therefore God wants to eradicate it. Humanity He can excuse, carnality He can remove.

– 1/8/19

 

2Ti 3.13

“But evil men & seducers shall wax worse & worse,

deceiving & being deceived.”

 

Not married yet? That’s good – – – if you’re still addicted to sin. Living above sin is the best state to be in before dating or becoming engaged. It will allow the Spirit to lead you who to ask to be your wife; or to whom to say yes or no to being a wife. And – – – settling it to be all God’s will make you a better Mate for all of married life.

– 7/15/19

 

“Carnality…appears as envy…jealousy…pride…selfishness…stubbornness…all traits of carnality are in every heart in germinal form.”

– Warren McIntire

 

Those who rule hollywood (disney & ilk) have made a highly artificial “world.” Men/women used as “stars” are pretenders – maybe better at fakery than another but still NOT real. They’re willing to act out falseness (4th wall is not seen) for fame & fed notes. (If no fame, if the pretenders got “fast food” wages, they wouldn’t do the degrading things they do.) To make their make-believe site seem legit, the produces give themselves honors: “best actor” “best movie.” If you’re hooked on this lying industry, you’re helping support a travesty. Stop. Stop watching this low life. Stop. – 7/16/19 WP 7/16/19

 

“Friend old-fashioned salvation gives you power to live a victorious life

as long as you walk in love & obedience & fellowship with the Savior…”

– Warren McIntire

1Jo 3.6 +

1Jo 3.6

“Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not:

whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.”

 

Do you live each day without sinning? “No one can do that.” (Please see Joh 5.14, 8.11 & 1Jo 3.8, 5.18)

Repeat, do you live each day without sinning?

Would you like to? Jesus died to liberate from slavery to sin.

– 7/15/19

 

“Man, if your wife knew you as God knows you, would you be ashamed to look her in the face? Woman, if your husband knew you as God knows you would you blush to be around him?”

– R G Flexon

 

The closer a man gets to God the clearer he begins to think. And as he thinks he sees that much of what the world (& the worldly church) would have us label “innocent” is NOT innocent. You should question the idea (for you & especially for your impressionable child) of 1.) an “innocent” game of cards, 2.) an “innocent” pool table, 3. an “innocent” wager on when/what/how ____  you name it. – 7/14/19

 

“We find that morally insane people get excited over trifles

but never over serious realities.”

– R G Flexon

 

UNCHOOSE

You’ve chosen an easier way?

God allows you that privilege, today.

But tomorrow – when seeds begin to grow

He’ll also allow you to reap what you sow. – eab, 7/15/19

 

“Jesus can…lay hold of old carnality & pull it out…He can take out the root of bitterness,

 the pouts, mutters, fuming, fussing…”

– J B McBride

 

Never, never allow satan to try to control your life with numbers: not your Age, nor your Weight, Height, Account Balance, IQ, etc. Your name written in the “…Lamb’s Book of Life” (Rev 21.27) is much more important than any & ALL numbers with which the devil will try to discourage you.

– 7/15/19

 

Ps 119.130

“The entrance of thy words giveth light;

 it giveth understanding unto the simple.

 

“You cannot convert the ‘old man’ you must get him killed.”

– J B McBride

 

What’s your system of memorizing Scripture? What? You don’t have one? That helps explain why you don’t have more of It in your heart. Explore the options which most appeal to you. Select 1-3 to try. Experiment to see which seems to work best. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart…”(Psa 119.11) does not happen “by accident.” Apply yourself to learning Scripture-by-heart; you’ll be glad you did.

– 7/15/19

Isa 65.17 +

Isa 65.17

“For behold, I create new heavens & a new earth: &

the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”

 

Let your “art” be God’s art, above you, beside you, below you. When you admire God’s creation you are indirectly admiring God who made it – when you admire man’s art you are indirectly admiring man. God is – at this very moment – “sculpturing” a mountain rock, an island shoreline, sand dunes by the dozens. His artistry has been in action from the morning of creation & probably will never stop. I love Him & His art.

– 7/12/19

 

“An old fashioned revival of the witness of the Spirit [as Wesley emphasized]

 is needed in the Holiness Movement.”

– R G Flexon

 

God arranged that certain positions in culture & church are not open to women. Yet He left open to women one of the most powerful ranks on the face of the earth – being a Woman of Prayer. It’s a hidden position so has little appeal to the carnal heart but, O, how the church needs you, dear lady, in your prayer closet!

– 6/15/19

 

“You & I are starting a cycle of influence that will never stop until the judgment…I am tremendously concerned about my influence.”

– R G Flexon

 

NO ROOM

Too busy with velvets and materials of worth,

Too busy with pleasant little islands of mirth,

Too busy doing the “duties” of earth,

Too busy for Pretty, Baby Jesus.

 

Too busy in commerce and trading of stocks,

Too busy in making and watching the clocks,

Too busy storing silver behind big locks,

Too busy for the Pre-teen Jesus.

 

Too busy buying and selling fishing boats,

Too busy sowing and reaping barley and oats,

Too busy sewing second and third coats,

Too busy for a Preaching Jesus

 

Too busy getting the best rooms at the feast,

Too busy adjusting to ever spreading yeast,

Too busy to care for the little and the least,

Too busy for the Prophetic Jesus.

 

Too busy calling others to mourn or dance,

Too busy lustily casting the side-ways glance,

Too busy “counting chickens” in advance,

Too busy for Pronouncing Jesus.

 

And when we’ve sowed all the wild stuff we can sow,

And we’re reaping it row after 100-fold row,

And sin finally has lost its false tinsel and show,

We may find the Christ for whom time was never made

Has left us. We won’t be too busy in the tomb’s shade.

– eab, Jul. ‘05

 

“All converted people want holiness whether they understand it or not

& they will get it somewhere if they do not backslide.”

– J B McBride

 

Why do you try to control your hair color? (You’re not succeeding – roots tell on you). Some women (evangelical/“holiness”) Cut, Curl & Color. Some holiness women don’t cut. Some don’t curl. But they (men too?) Color. Why? “Well, if I were to be perfectly honest, I don’t want to appear as old as I am.” And – – – why is that? Ashamed of the years God’s given you? You can save yourself (your husband) many dollars by allowing God to color your hair as He wants. God has White Hair (Dan 7.9).

– 7/11/19

 

Luk 6.25

Woe unto you that are full For ye shall hunger

Woe unto you that laugh now For ye shall mourn & weep

 

“Fighting holiness comes largely from wrong teaching.

The heart that is converted hungers after God & holiness.”

– J B McBride

 

Something is to be said for accidental humor: the un-intended pun, that unplanned “event” which is truly funny. Enjoy it & move on. The same with the ability to laugh at yourself; smile/laugh & move on. The Bible promises laughter later (after we weep, Luk 6.21), so don’t make it being funny your present goal, nor ever pay to hear a humorist, even a so-called “christian” one.

– 7/13/19

Joh 14.26 +

Joh 14.26

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things & bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

 

“Mentally insane people are always confused about time & eternity…but you can…procrastinate…& think it is perfectly all right…”

– R G Flexon, sermon

 

28 of 46 “…Pride & arrogancy…do I hate”(Pro 8.13).

Jer 48.29 We have heard the PRIDE of Moab, (he is exceeding PROUD) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his PRIDE, and the haughtiness of his heart.

 

“If a man were to try to build a ladder to reach the moon he would be considered mentally insane; but morally insane people are trying to build…ladders of good works, church membership & morality to get them to Heaven.”

– R G Flexon, sermon

 

  1. B. V. Jr.

I saw a man’s praying place;

A holy spot it seemed.

The wooded hills were to its face,

Where the orb’s first glory beamed.

Atop a ridge, beneath oak,

Beside pines with boughs entwined,

His tears the forest floor did soak.

Kneeling there, likewise,

God’s Spirit joined mine. – eab, July ’77

 

“The world’s going to end tomorrow!” Probably not. “Should I make preparation for the world to end?” Though no reader may actually be alive when the world “ends,” we should definitely be prepared for a time (distant or near) when either God sends a phenomenon, or man will manipulate economics & a hard time descends on a small or large part of earth. Plant that garden (“It’s July.” I know – find what may still mature. Better have turnips as nothing.) Save the apples or other items you glean. Store in a root cellar, can, dehydrate, freeze or find other ways to preserve foods.

– 7/3/19

 

Rev 22.17

“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.

And let him that heareth say, Come.

And let him that is athirst come.

And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

 

Holiness churches/denominations are being too influenced by our schools. Our schools are being too influenced by school men. And the school men were/are being influenced by the universities/seminaries they attended. Oh, for a revival of Holy Ghost leadership & power – on campuses & off. – 7/11/19

 

“The claim of the Bible is that it is absolutely sufficient & will not tolerate any additions or subtractions from mankind.”

– T A McMahon

 

“You married up” gets said as a compliment to a man’s wife or as a tease to him. If in fact sir, she loves you, would do anything for you, tells others what a great guy you are AND loves God more, you really did Marry Up, regardless of her family name/wealth or lack thereof. If theologians are correct in assessing that we Christians are the Bride of Christ – – – that is the ultimate act of Marrying Up. And, Friend, we *all* can enjoy such, if we Obey & Trust with all our hearts.

– 7/12/19

 

“…Jesus…rendered the Temple & the priesthood obsolete.”

– T A McMahon

*TODAY*

*TODAY*

7/11 John Q Adams (6thPres.) b. 1767. Said “It was the special purpose of Christ’s appearance upon earth to bring immortality to light.”