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Heb 11.1-2

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

“For by it the elders obtained a good report.”

Penn Quote

“If I am even with my enemy, the debt is paid;

but if I forgive it, I oblige him forever.

– Wm Penn, from his book Maxims

Hunger for Holiness

The Holy Spirit Filling is not for those who “Appreciate” righteousness,

or “Like” it, or “Smile” upon it.

The Filling is only for those with a desperate,

driving desire (“hunger”) for Righteousness. (Mat 5.6)

– eab, 10/12/14

IN A NUTSHELL

Upon a tree with serrated leaf I found,

A fresh nut growing, smooth and round.

It had grown all summer, at its best,

But September still found it far from rest.

Its shape was right, its form – “No sweat.”

But maturity it was striving for, and

Hadn’t reached there yet.

Its size told that – a little small,

Give it time, “Rome wasn’t built in a fall.”

Its color also revealed its youth,

Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t uncouth.

It just lacked the brown of Autumn’s tone,

The pastel acorns claim for their own.

I’m sure given time it will be just right,

Big, full-fruited, sealed Tupperware-tight,

Grown-up color, maturity’s stroke,

The future, miniature, enduring oak.

But this morning, it’s not ready for all that,

Growing feet above the forest floormat.

This morning it’s ready to be youthful and green,

To stick by its place and flourish unseen.

I’ve expressed in part what I felt to tell,

Youth to maturity – in a nutshell.

Farewell.

– eab, Sep. ’76

Every one of your friends share fields of mutual interest with you.

(Some share A B C, some X Y Z, some A & X, some only share Q.) If/when a friend leaves field A (and it was his only mutual field) he drops from a friend to former friend or an “acquaintance.” If a friend leaves every field of mutuality he may cease to mean anything to you and in fact, may become your enemy. If a man can drop friends with enough reasons, surely God is not obligated to keep a man as His “friend” when He has every evidence that the man no longer wants to be friends with God.

ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED IS NOT FAIR TO GOD!

– eab, 8/29/15

Word

Mar 10.29-30

“And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,

“But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.”

Pascal Quote

The Gospel only speaks of the virginity of the Virgin

up to the time of the birth of Jesus Christ.

All with reference to Jesus Christ.

– Blaise Pascal, from his PENSEES >> Read it. It will do you good. <<

 

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