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Psa 91.1 +

Psa 91.1

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

 

“…Pride…is the mother of all heresies…”

– Martin Luther

 

Before you start to read your Bible each day bow your head. Ask the Almighty Author to meet with you. Ask Him to help you see what He wants you to see TODAY. (BTW, you are the one who must make your mind, *mind* & not wander off “to fix the hen house” while your eyes are sliding over Mat 5 or other passage.) Look for new truth. Connect what you reading with what you read yesterday. – 9/15/20

 

“Adam had more children than the three that are mentioned…

doubtless had many sons & daughters, full 200, I am persuaded.”

– Martin Luther

 

You are going to die. You are only going to die once. Your death may be the result of “natural causes” disease, accident, a plague. The devil would like to agitate you, to get you so broiling over that your soul has no peace at death & therefore plunges into hell. God, by holy contrast, died so you can die right. So whether in War or Peace your soul is at rest in Christ & will rise to the bliss of heaven forever. Do nothing to make your soul aggravated. Join no group which is pushing for war (civil or otherwise). Do not become so concerned about your *stuff* that you’ll die defending them – it are not worth you being up-set. Be ready to drop all earthly possessions that you may rise to true possessions in the skies. – 9/17/20

 

Threescore & Ten

When you near three score and ten,

And think life is about to end –

No, this is just the earthly part,

Cheer up. Obey. Take heart.

Eternal Life, saint, is around the bend.

– eab, 9/23/14

 

Human life has become less valuable in the last 100 yrs or so. Millions have been killed by American, British, French, German, Italian, Russian or other guns. Millions more have been killed in “legal” abortions. (Please stop drawing a line between war & the war on babies – it is an artificial line.) You & I are human or less-than-human as we accept or abhor this loss of human life. Parallel? Our spiritual life is up or down as we view the backsliding around us. Are you, am I praying, weeping in private, in public services, over the spiritual deadness we see & feel around us? – 9/19/20

 

“Holiness will peal paint, melt jewelry,

lengthen skirts & grow hair.”

– J D Stafford

 

Rev 1.8

“I am Alpha & Omega, the beginning & the ending, saith the Lord,

which is, & which was, & which is to come, the Almighty.”

 

The devil will use anything he can (& I mean ANYTHING) to distract you from being saved from ALL sin & sanctified holy. “Wine, women, & song” (line that is decades old), money, but also religion with a wagon-load of rites & rituals. Hobbies, collections, sports (team or individual), reading even historical research can all distract (& therefore side-track) you from the business of your personal salvation. – 9/22/20

 

Interest in Christian missions in pagan lands & city slum

 is a fair guage of the spirituality of an individual & of a church.”

– Daniel Steele

Psa 90.12 +

Psa 90.12

“So teach us to number our days,

that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”

 

“He has a right to criticize

who has a heart to help.”

– A Lincoln

 

Sadly we live in an age of images, many, many images. We have no control over that. Brother/Sister we DO have control over how many images we watch. We do have control over how many of these images we have on our clothing or on the clothing of our children. As Christians we need to be awake to the wiles of satan. Heed these words, “…Keep yourselves from idols…”(1Jo 5.21) & yes, some of today’s images may represent idols: openly or in disguise. – 9/22/20

 

“…Where the fear of God is not,

there can be no thirsting for grace or life.”

– Martin Luther

 

Looking for a preacher of righteousness or, OR, are you looking for a “speaker”? Do you want your church to have a sin-killing, Holy Ghost awakening or, OR, do you want to just have the obligatory fall “revival”? Do you want a man who gets his messages from God or OR, a man who’ll be acceptable to “Mr Money-Bags” or “Miss Paints-her-face”? If the “he” you’re trying to get has spoken at a church/mission retreat/college where holiness standards are weak, yea almost non-existent, stop. Get alone with God & ask Him who *HE* wants to preach In. This. Late. Hour. – 9/22/20

 

victory cry

“O death where is thy sting”

Has an un-familiar ring

To those unprepared to die.

But to the soul now sanctified

Walking by faith with “the Crucified,“

It’s a glorious, holy, victory cry.

– eab, 9/22/09

 

Wanting a wife? That’s a good & natural desire (“…It is not good that the man should be alone…”(Gen 2.18). Before you seek her too strongly, seek God with all your heart; first to get out of the sin business & then to have the Holy Spirit get carnality out of you. You see, my brother, a holy man wants a wife who’s different from what an unholy man wants. Still good looking? Yes. Nice personality? Yes. But a holy man with a holy wife gives God a wonderful pair to win a part of their world & to raise children for His Kingdom. God first, wife second. – 9/22/20

 

Ritual always appeals to the nursery. The…drapery, processions

& awesome ritual impress those who have no deeper vision.

Samuel Chadwick

 

Pro 18.22

“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing

& obtaineth favor of the LORD.”

 

The wonderful (& somewhat mysterious) Book of the Revelation suggests we’ll receive a new name above. That’s good. The name my parents gave me “Edgar” is different. I never went to grade sch or high with another Edgar. I didn’t attend college or seminary with another Edgar. Of the hundreds of students & parishioners the Lord’s allowed me to minister to, I’ve not had but one Edgar & he was in a short-term class I taught in Bogotá. But there are WHO knows how many Edgars, perhaps even born on my birth yr. I’m glad the Lord plans to give us a New Name in Glory. Praise the Lord. – 9/22/20

 

How does Jesus Christ teach a man to forget sin, By forgiving him.

How does a pagan teach a man to forget sin ‘Ignore it, think no more about it, realize yourself!’

Oswald Chambers

Psa 85.6 +

Psa 85.6

“Wilt thou not revive us again:

that thy people may rejoice in thee?”

 

“No man can have God’s highest thought &

be popular with his immediate generation.”

– A B Simpson

 

If you have the job of writing an obituary please do not pretend you are God & assume they went to heaven. “Well, I hope they did.” That’s good, I agree fully. “And, I’m not about to write that they went to damnation.” Again, I agree. Leave out where they went – you don’t know 100% – few if any others know 100%, so you can simply say they died. That is a fact. Obits should be honest. – 9/19/20

 

“Good books, good sermons are like sundials –

they do no good without divine light.”

– J D Smith

 

I’m aware that to some what I post seems controversial (“Hit dog hollers”). I do NOT post for that reason. I post to help people think – they may see a truth their pastor is totally ignoring (on purpose?). I post to show sin but hopefully readers will flee to Christ & seek His forgiveness. I post to expose carnality & again so souls will seek & find the fullness of the indwelling Holy Ghost. I also post occasionally on schooling, family, or items of personal interest. My thanks to all who read & my sincere THANKS to those who hit “like.” (Hitting “like” is similar to a raised hand, nod, or a smile in church – they encourage the preacher.) Face book is a “platform” I’m glad we have. (We may not always have it.) – 9/21/20

 

HE KNOWS

The God who sustains all the stars on high

And marks the sparrow in its lone flight.

That God Who knows all our troubles and woes,

And hears every cry

Alone in the midst of the night.

Is alive and knoweth right well

Our need. He knows, He knows.

– eab, Sep. 1975

 

“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest”(Mat 9.38) &

“…Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest”(Luk 10.2) are twin passages of UPMOST importance. You & I, as sincere followers of Christ, are to obey His explicate command. Do you? New Laborers, more Laborers, younger Laborers are needed in your state & mine, in your country & mine, in your continent & mine. Please change your praying (if need be) to be in line with His Divine directions. – 9/21/20

 

“If I hate or despise any one man in the world

I hate something that God cannot hate & despise that which he loves.”

– Wm Law

 

Mat 23.8

“But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ & all ye are brethren.”

 Mat 23.10

“Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.”

 

“Doctors” are mentioned in Luke (2.46,5.17) & “doctor” in Acts (5.34). Those titled were Jewish men, not Christians. There are men who’ve burnt “midnight oil” & acquired a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, or a Doctor of Theology, ThD, & such men may be respected for hundreds of hours spent “in” the books. There are, sadly, others being called “doctor” who’ve not labored long & hard. We need to stop calling such by high titles they don’t deserve “…honor to whom honor…” Too many men like too well to be called “Dr” seemingly unaware that ecclesiastical pride also will land a man in hell. – 9/21/20

 

I never knew happiness till I found Christ as a Savior.

Read the Bible; read the Bible. “

– Wm Wilberforce.

Psa 84.10 +

Psa 84.10

“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.

I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,

than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”

 

“…The fuller of pride anyone is himself

the more impatient will he be at the smallest instances of it in other people.”

– Wm Law

 

The devil doesn’t want you content. He wants you to hear about a “do-dad” or “thing-a-ma-jig” you have to have. satan wants you to crave a non-food items to smoke, drink, inject into your body. The old serpent will temp you to watch a filthy film or a hollywood mis-representation, or a dumbing-down disney item. The devil does NOT want you to be happy with life, content to be yourself, easily satisfied. Tell him to go “jump in the lake” & with Christ as your helper, Glory in living a simple life centered in the Lord. – 9/20/20

 

“Never do anything to excel other people

but in order to please God…”

– Wm Law

 

When the tenor is living with his second wife (#1 still alive), when the lead is know for flashes of anger, when the baritone is sour when things don’t go his way, when the bass is proud of how low he can go & the piano player is less than a man, please don’t imagine you’re feeling God’s spirit as they sing. The guys may know how to sing/play, may be clapping, raising hands, saying “Amen” but the Holy Spirit does not bless carnal singers. Do not go see such, do not have them in your church, do not be deceived. * – 9/20/20

* (Have no one group in mind)

 

HIS HYMN

When we sing a chorus,

We’re likely to sing about us.

When we sing a Hymn,

We sing about Him.

– eab, Sept  2009

 

God gives you 6 days to work the garden, wash the car, mow your yard – Use them, not His special Lord’s Day. Christ gives you 6 days to fill the car with gas, check out specials at the hardware or grocery shop – Be busy about your stuff on them, leave off such out of the Lord’s Day. “But – but, I’m so busy.” Truth-be-known probably too busy. Slow down, Friend. You do not HAVE to keep up this your run-away neighbor. Drop activities you’re doing which you don’t enjoy & in which your family is not involved. Savor life. -9/20/20

 

Humility & meekness are always

the gateway to God’s blessings.

Leonard Sankey

 

Eph 4.26

“Be ye angry & sin not:

let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”

 

If you are going to be angry make sure your anger is like Jesus had, “…He…looked round about on them with anger, *being grieved* for the hardness of their hearts…” Anger unmixed with grief is almost certainly carnal but we know Christ’s anger was not. satan will try to get you so upset with your family, your job situation, some political problem until you have a carnal anger. No carnal anger will be in heaven. (You ought to be glad about that.) And even more glad to know that the Holy Spirit will remove – as we die out to ourselves – all anger that’s related to satan & his putrid causes. – 9/20/20

 

Repentance implies a willingness to be known

& estimated according to one’s real character.

George               Shaw

Psa 71.17-18 +

Psa 71.17-18

“O God, thou hast taught me from my youth & hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

“Now also when I am old & grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed thy strength unto this generation & thy power to every one that is to come.”

 

“Christ of prophecy became the Jesus of History

 & will become the Lord of Glory.”

– Delbert               Rose, PhD

 

You know a hypocrite? Two of them? Ten? There’s both a negative & a positive here. It’s very negative for these poor guys/gals that they’re professing high but living low. But there’s a positive in this as well. “What’s that?” The good part is that you, looking on, recognize hypocrisy. ‘Cause you know falseness when you see it, you KNOW there’s a true, there IS a genuine. Now, Friend, Please become a real Christian. And – – – then you can pray for & witness to the hypocrites you know. – 9/19/20

 

“A mistake is a thing you did when you knew no better;

a sin is a thing you did when you did know better…the motive determines the morality of the act.”

– C W Ruth

 

“LAUGH” is an OT [1] word except for a balanced statement in Luke 6, “…Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh”(v21) & it’s antithesis “…Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn & weep”(v25).

“LAUGHED” is again an OT word with three exceptions, all of them totally out of place, all of them anti our Lord where the know-it-all people “…laughed Him to scorn”(Mat 9.24, Mar 5.40 & Luk 8.53).

“LAUGHING” is an OT word & “LAUGHTER” is OT except for James, “…Let your laughter be turned to mourning & [your] joy to heaviness”(Jam 4.9).

 

MIRTH?

Mirth?

It’s strictly a commodity of earth.

Heaven (with JOY) has not need of it

Hell wishes they’d never heard of it.

Mourn now sinner, that you may rejoice above

Mourn saint, FOR sinners, that they find His love

Joy cometh in the morning, for those now mourning.

– eab, 9/19/20

 

Increase your prayer life. Ask the Lord if there is a country for which you should specifically pray once a week, once a day. It could be a land you once visited or one you always wanted to. It could be an ancestral root country (your grandparents or great-grands were born there). Pray God will raise up a holiness preacher from among their own men. Pray that the Lord will call a sister to become an intercessor for her own people there. “…Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest”(Luk 10.2b). – 9/19/20

 

“I sensed the powerful decentralizing effect of it on my mind & affections. It quickens me in ways not of God, defeating the purpose of prayer…”

– Jim Elliott about TV

 

Col 3.15

“…Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body

& be ye thankful.”

 

To whom did you last say “Thank You”? I hope your wife/husband has heard you say it within the last 24. Do you say it at the store? “No. It’s their job to serve me.” Technically, it’s their job but it’s a nice gesture for you to express gratitude. Examine your heart, Friend. If you do not have a thankful spirit you ought to have & I urge you to pray until you have one. Thank your child for his/her act of love in person or their phone call. Thank your neighbor for a small but kind deed. AND, most of all Thank God for daily blessings. Thank Him everyday. Several times a day. 9/19/20

 

College is a place where peebles are polished & diamonds dimmed.”

– Robert Ingersoll, called himself an atheist.

[1] If this seems strange, please be reminded we’re New Testament Christians. We are not living (Thank the Lord) in the OT.

Psa 55.22 +

Psa 55.22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord & he shall sustain thee:

he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

 

“…Seize the one truth which the parable is intended to set forth…& let the parts

of the parable that are explained be explained in harmony with this one truth.”

– Samuel Green

 

Does a preacher’s humor in the pulpit add to his popularity? With many people, yes. Do jokes/funny stories/one-liners raise the congregation’s respect for God Almighty? That is doubtful. It seems today, humor is so easily accepted in pulpits, even holiness ones. Has this lightness, this attempt at funniness, given us revival? Has it brought a seriousness about sin? When speaking to youth (in the past) I have asked God to give me some humor. Dear Reader, a Church is not a youth group. A church should be The Lighthouse of the community, the one place where “Thus Saith The Lord” is still heard! – 9/11/20

 

“…Christ[’s]…challenge was not to save ourselves but to lose ourselves;

not understand Him but to have courage to follow Him.”

– Wilfred Grenfell, MD

 

So – you married a woman 5-15 yrs younger than your wife. Your wife was the lady who bore your children, believed in you, & put up with youthful shenanigans. You’ve “moved on” with this new woman, think you love her (divorce & remarriage is almost always selfish), & are living a Make-Believe-Life. What about your poor wife? “She’s not poor. I send her $XXX.xx (or $XXXX.xx) every month.” Money, sir, is not you. Money is not your love, your attention. Money is not growing old together. You stood at an altar & promised “till death do us part” but your promise wasn’t worth much, it seems. Confess your wickedness to God. Confess your lustful heart to your wife. Seek God before you die – that could be soon. – 9/17/20

 

ONE baptism

Some people are immersed in water,

And consider their salvation done,

Ignoring there’s a baptism,

Beyond John’s – that by the Son.

 

Fire from heaven purges the inside,

Where water’s wetness can never reach,

Fiery Holy Ghost baptism –

ONE baptism that is for each.

– eab, Sept 2010

 

To have money is not a sin – It’s loving money that will damn you. There are a few souls God’s been able to trust with large amounts of cash/valuables – He knows they’ll give as He directs: a new/nearly-new vehicle to this missionary, a house to this retired evangelist, etc. & as they give away the Lord supplies the “liberal soul”(Pro 11.25) with more. WARNING – You can be poor, ah very poor but still love money. Don’t get caught in the awful trap of loving such a fleeting, inflationary thing as money. – 9/18/20

 

The way we behave toward other people

indicates what we beleive about God.’

Ken Rice

 

Mar 10.24

“…Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches

to enter into the kingdom of God!”

 

Why do some woman have no desire to be a lady? And – sadly do not even a desire to be fully woman? Why do some males never mature to be men? And even wish themselves a woman? There may be reasons I do not understand but sinners are rebels against God (have been since Eve). This desire to not be the sex (or fully the sex) they were born to be is rebellion, is a slap in the face of God. He will have the last say. Stop your defiant attitude toward Him & beg His forgiveness. – 9/18/20

 

When the Lord saved me He gave me something I never had & always wanted.

When He sanctified He took out of me something I never needed & never wanted.

Buddy  Robinson

Psa 51.10 +

Psa 51.10

“Create in me a clean heart, O God;

& renew a right spirit within me.”

 

“The Lord answers our desires,

not our words.”

– Remis Rehfeldt

 

Is it safe to assume that each of us post what is important to us? That the pic of your cat was nearly the top event of your day? That your dog (in a sweater, or with a bow, or with “glasses” on) was a high priority another day? Or did you post a Pro ____ meme, or an Anti ____ meme as important? Or did a great Scripture stand out to you & you shared part of that? Friend, is it safe to say “Out of the abundance of the heart, the fb posts speaks?” – 9/12/20

 

“Every true believer is an expression of the mind

& thought of Christ.”

– Ken Rice, sermon, 8/3/91

 

We ought to & do feel sorry, for youth & other immature people who put things into their bodies not knowing what the substance with do to heart, lungs, or other organs. As bad (or worse, IMO) are youth & some not so young, who read falseness, listen to corrupt teachers, or watch 10,000s of hours of films putting weird & deadly ideas (old & new) into their minds. Worst of all, are souls who take into their innermost being, into their souls, lies from satan, lies from “…his ministers…”(2Co 11.15) & if they persist God sadly, allows them to “…believe a lie”(2Th 2.11). Flee all lying religions. Run from all false prophets. Seek truth; Seek. With. All. Your. Heart. TODAY. – 9/17/20

 

POINTED TREES

To humanly count the pointed trees,

Guarding just one cool, Alaskan stream,

Could take a life-time, if you please,

(And t’would be a nightmare – not a dream).

 

Trees are there whom no man has yet seen,

All awkwardly pointing to the sky,

An odd blend of black, gray, and green,

Silent, except for the wind’s sad cry.

 

From seedling to youth, to great old age,

They stand rooted in the northern sod,

Of wonders they’re just one more page,

Mute life, glorifying their high God.

– eab, 9/16/06

 

You left the narrow way. You no longer see worldliness as wrong – – – it’s become a part of your core life. You left your 1st wife & married another (or 1st husband etc.). Your Bible is a modern version, your church is not much more than a “religious show” & your devotions are dry – if you have them at all. STOP. Please, peer of mine, former student, or former parishioner – STOP. Look around you. America is falling. The paper-money bubble will someday burst (& life as you’ve known it will burst with it). Please, STOP, turn around & come back to God. “I can’t.” You can. “I can’t” Don’t listen to satan; he’ll tell you you can’t. satan is a liar. STOP & come back to God. You can. Make yourself do right now. – 9/17/20

 

“There is only one thing greater than happiness in the world

& that is holiness…”

– Henry Drummond

 

Hos 14.4

“I will heal their backsliding,

I will love them freely…”

 

Having a Fall Get-Together? Hope you enjoy things like home-made chili, or pumpkin pie, apple cider, & other fallish foods. May the temp be warm, skies blue, & the leaves be meandering down. Thank God for seasons all but particularly for Fall. Now, my request – it’s worth accepting, I promise you – don’t make your time a substitute for a horrible day, the satan day called halloween. (Spell-check wanted me to capitalize it; I did not.) Have your “party” on an entirely different date. In fact, it would be great if you & I never say that word again. The devil’s crowd (witches, warlocks etc.) have used this day. Enjoy the Fall God gives but ignore satan – give him no honor. – 9/17/20

 

There never was a good war

or a bad peace.”

– Ben Franklin

Psa 48.1 +

Psa 48.1

“Great is the Lord & greatly to be praised

in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.”

 

“Though swordless these soldiers of Christ fought the might of imperial Rome & won…Unlettered they unblushingly declared the whole counsel of God & eventually staggered the intellectual Greeks.”

– Leonard Ravenhill

 

I wish you would not post memes with pics of some actor/actress. (Why do you do that?) I wish you would not quote such ilk – like they’re some above-average-dude. Some of us (I wish we were more) do not know who these fake people are. Please quote a Minister or Historical character or a past statesman. I really have little concern what some actor has to say, even if he is “supposedly” a conservative. – 9/13/20

 

“…History of the motion picture business testifies…to a lust for money

that overrides…the social good & the Christian conscience.”

– Paul Rees

 

God gave you a baby-girl. You were thrilled. She was born feminine. Guard her pure life: at 5 yrs of age, at 10, at 15, & if she’s not married yet, at 20. There’s never a time for her to “cross-over” to the opposite. Never. Oh, I know hollywood has tried to change this. disney (Both are purposely not capitalized; not worthy of that respect.) has pushed obliterating the line between the sexes. And, hear it, anytime a “christian” movie puts up an actress in pants THEY are doing the devil’s bidding. One of the most precious things on earth is a feminine female. Help your daughter stay that way. – 9/13/20

 

Thus saith the Lord

Never be afraid to say, “Thus saith the Lord”

IF the Lord said thus.

Fear not the face of man, ah

Fear not one of us.

 

Speak as a prophet with

No strings or things attached,

Pray and preach, preach and pray

Let Truth be said, let Truth be hatched

 

The world and the worldly church

Need once again to solemnly hear

The Word of the Lord spoken

Without favor, with faith, without fear.

– eab, 9/15/17

 

Dear Pastor – Serious QuestionS. When is the last time you preached an entire message on the horribleness of carnality? When did you last systematically expose the traits of the “old man” for what they really are? When did you speak of the deadliness of keeping carnal anger, envy, jealousy, pride, selfishness, etc. on board? Please check your record. Are you one of those several (I fear) men who are called holiness preachers but who do not address the nature of sin within. Are you sanctified holy? – 9/15/20

 

“No man should be in public office

who can’t make more money in private life.”

– Thomas Dewey

 

1Co 3.3

“For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying

& strife & divisions, are ye not carnal & walk as men?”

 

Some of you “read” your Bible on your phones & I have little chance of changing you. 1.) If you’re not doing that 2.) If you are considering doing that  3.) If you’re tired of doing that, I’m here to encourage you to become a Bible-BOOK-Reading Christian again. Acquire a well bound, leather Bible with quality paper. Get a thin, plastic 6” ruler which can give you a straight-edge (& serve as a book-marker). Have a blue ink (my favorite color) pen or black for underlining. Have a red ink penning for marking 1,2,3 or A,B,C & other marks to connect points. Mark on the last page to see if your ink bleeds through the page before marking the first page. Read a Book-Bible again & enjoy it as never before! – 9/15/20

 

The preacher should be the boldest of men

because of the unselfish character of his work.”

– Wm J Bryan

Psa 46.1 +

Psa 46.1

“God is our refuge & strength

a very present help in trouble.”

 

“…The Venerable Bede” (673-735) translated “the Gospel of John into English…

He reckoned all dates from the birth of Christ.”

– H G Wells

 

Have you (I mean YOU) seen it yet? Hollywood is false. Disney is unreal. Any made-on-a-set movie (even those claiming to be “christian”) has a percentage of “make-believe.” The producers are making million$ – uh – make the billion$ showing you fake houses, fake “love,” even fake people. Please awaken. Destroy the TV. Stop watching movies on your computer or smart phone. You, Friend, are wasting your time. – 9/12/20

 

“It is the universal weakness of mankind

that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.”

– H G Wells

 

Finding it a challenge to read God’s Word? Admittedly some parts are harder to read (I just finished Leviticus again). The more you read the Bible, the easier it will be to read. Will It ever be totally easy? Maybe not, thought It can be a real delight. After all, the Bible is an ancient Book: the last Book penned was written some 1900 yrs ago. It is a heavenly Book & we, mere mortals are invited to peruse It. It’s above us & our native ability but the wonderful thing is that the God who wants us to read It, is present with us as we try, & will help us as we ask Him. Amen. – 9/13/20

 

HE IS ALL

Creator He was at man’s beginning,

Creating the earth, the sea, the sky.

Sustainer He was at the earth’s flooding

Protecting species: elephant and fly.

Redeemer He was at the “thorn-crowning”

Though “It is finished” was His final cry.

Ruler He’ll be at His great next coming

Forever ending the rule of the sly.

– eab, 9/14/06

 

Many ladies enjoy weddings. Some gentlemen enjoy receptions. Thank God for Christian weddings. But – now – its 5/10 yrs later. The groom’s not as “dashing” & the bride (after a child or 3 has a little extra weight. What now? Work on the marriage. Bride – remember his favorite food (fix it) & the perfume he likes (wear it). Groom – bring her a bouquet of flowers. I was tempted to write “if you have to pick them yourself” but in reality the bouquet is BEST which you (wandering through fall-fields) thoughtfully hand-pick for her. Pray for each other! Forgive each other! Ask the Lord to increase your love for each other & for God. – 9/14/20

 

Protestants who avowed their faith in God’s name came to be called ‘By God’s.’

From their nickname we get our word ‘bigots.’

Samuel   Chadwick

 

1Co 2.2

“For I determined not to know any thing among you

save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”

 

If you want an “audience” with the village mayor you may need to make arrangements days in advance. Raise that to governor & you’ll probably raise the time also (weeks & a limit of 10 minute with him). If you want a few minutes with the president you may or may not even be able to arrange such. But – ready for this? – But the King of kings, Monarch of Heaven & earth, will meet with you today & tomorrow, & the next. And – – – you can have an audience as long as you desire, tell him anything you like, & learn secrets only those intimate with Christ know. – 9/14/20

 

It is easier to be a fanatic than a faithful soul because

there is something amazingly humbling…in being loyal to God.

Oswald Chambers

Psa 37.25 +

Psa 37.25

“I have been young & now am old; yet have I not

seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

 

“…John Calvin, who justifies Christians getting angry, is historically known

for his disposition & exhibition of anger.”

– Warren C McIntire

 

What’s an elbow? It (simplified def.) is a joint in the “middle’ of the arm. What’s a knee? It (again simplified def.) is a joint in the “middle’ of the leg. An elbow is also a fitting marker for a sleeve. And – – – you saw this coming (?) the knee is a place to stop the skirt. “Bryan, you are so old-fashioned.” Well, I am 77 ½ yrs old – but I stood for modesty in the 1950’s when I was young. Whether you like the above (or loathe it) you’ll have to admit that those who hiked their hems about the knee seem to find no place to stop. Those who took their sleeves above the elbow have not found a place to stop. Please, Friend end your love-affair with short sleeves & short skirts. Stop at God’s mid-limb “stop signs.” – 9/13/20

 

“…We should feel only pity to the sinner.

If we are angry at the person as well as the fault we sin.”

– John Wesley

 

Memories. Great Memories. God’s been so faithful (even when I fell short) across high sch. days at God’s Bible Sch. He was with me in choosing a wife (We were high sch. sweethearts.) God was a great help as I (married & father of 2) “crammed” my 4 yrs of college into 6. I have a multitude of bright memories at HSBC (’67-70). So enjoyed teaching, beach hikes, helping do the school picnics, hearing H Robb French, S D Herron, & at camp Glen Griffith, J Percy Trueblood. Too many glowing times to recall here in 1 simply post. These were (to God be the glory) because I was attempting to mind Him. Friend, Please, live right, now, so when you’re old & gray you’ll also have much good to remember. – 9/13/20

 

IT ALL MAKES SENSE TO God

God has seen beauty no human eye knows,

God has smelled fragrance no mortal can suppose,

God has touched texture unknown in this earthy place,

God has “tasted” flavors unreached by the human race,

And He has heard music beyond symphonic rows.

– eab, 9/13/06

 

“You ain’t seen nott’n’ yet. (Hope, you’ll allow the vernacular.) Beautiful sunrises/sunsets? O, yes, but these are *outside* heaven. Magnificent storms – I’ve enjoyed standing just inside a large, open barn door & watching sheets of summer-storm-rains press across a valley. Again, such power, such beauty is *outside* of heaven. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard…things which God hath prepared for them that love him”(1Co 2.9). We may have some rough days ahead but heaven will worth our hardest trials. Stand firm. – 9/13/20

 

“…Whom shall I wed? A daughter of the King to a child of the world?

…choose well! Your choice is brief yet endless.”

– Andrew W Blackwood

 

1Co 2.9

“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man,

the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

 

The best home schooling parents are Christians. Period. Oh, they may not be the best teachers. Their scope & sequence may be warped. If you were a “fly-on-the-wall,” you might feel sorry for “Johnny/Suzie” but they’re still the best – Why? Because they can/do pray. 1.) They can pray for themselves, that they’ll do better 2.) They can pray for their child that he’ll understand  3.) Both of these are to the Master Teacher, Christ, who wants the home-school to succeed more than either parent or child does. – 9/13/20

 

What shall it profit a man if he shall gain all the learning of the schools

& lose his faith in God?”

– Wm J Bryan