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Psa 118.1 +

Nov 22 – Psa 118.1 O give THANKS unto the LORD;

for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

 

19 of 47 “…Give ear; be not PROUD: for the LORD hath spoken”(Jer 13.15)

Psa 124.5 Then the PROUD waters had gone over our soul.

 

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

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

– Oswald Chambers

 

BE FREE

You’ve been bothered for a long time

By memories of a pre-teen/teenage crime.

You can confess it & on Christ believe.

A clean life you can TODAY receive.

O, be rid of satan, guilt, & sin’s cold slime. – eab, 11/20/19

 

“There is a passion for souls that does not spring from God

but from the desire to make converts to our point of view.”

– Oswald Chambers

 

ANY ONE wanting to contact me please use “messages” (2nd button right of “create”) on fb.

I do not open forwards, attachments, GIFs (find most of them childish) videos, nor messenger.

Your “please forward” stuff will not be forwarded. This is not meant in any way hard. I’m informing you. 11/22/19

 

Rev 21.23

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it:

for the glory of God did lighten it & the Lamb is the light thereof.”

 

“Learn to say ‘No.’

It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.”

– Charles Spurgeon

 

CALLED – D 11.) Nearly as soon as you (young man called to preach) let it be known that God wants you to preach you’ll hear, “A call to preach is a call to prepare” said perhaps in a sanctimonious way. Listen without saying a word or say as few words as possible. The statement itself is right, but the thinking is often prepare means Bible college. Some have benefited from a Bible school. But some of God’s best men have been schooled by the Blessed Holy Ghost. Do not be awed, to not be “shamed” into going to any of men’s schools. Be ready to prepare – One-on-one with God. He will lead you. – 11/19/19

 

“It would be terrible to believe in a future state.”

– Leo X, quoted by H. Taine, /History Eng.Lit./

Psa 107.1 +

Nov 21 – Psa 107.1 O give THANKS unto the LORD, for he is good:

for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

“…He must have a definite, constant, joyful experience of God’s salvation

in order to save others.”

– Samuel L Brengle

 

Some should pray about going on a MUSIC fast (refrain from it). Your car CD player is running most of the time the engine is. Your play list has too much secular or “christian” rock/swing/pop on it. Modern songs aren’t all wrong (God has given eab several words/tunes in the last 50 yrs) but many are as shallow kiddy “pools.” Would you be willing to FAST music for the next two weeks or month? For Jesus? And – – – for the sake of drawing your soul closer to Him? – 11/18/19

 

“Joy can, & should be, cultivated, just as faith or any other fruit of the Spirit is cultivated

. . . Joy will convict sinners.”

– Samuel L Brengle

 

ALL LIARS

Those of you writing fake “News” that’s not quite true.

There’s a God above Who’s displeased with the lot of you

He knows that you have lied And – – – if you don’t decide

To confess (& that with speed) & to His Bible take true heed

In hell, you’ll have to reside. – eab, 11/21/19

 

“Judgment awaits us,

 judgment or revival…”

– Oswald J Smith

 

Why, ministerial brothers, do you try to be funny? Are you not getting new truths out of the Bible? Are you not seeing God (as you take your day off & hunt, fish, hike) in nature? Are you not reading an evangelical classic from 16th – 18th century or a holiness classic from 19th or 20th century? Why do you Want to be funny? (Thank God it’s a clean cartoon/joke/pun but, truth-be-known it’s shallow.) Better to not post (IMO) – – – as to be a preacher attempting humor. – 11/19/19

 

Heb 3.7-8a

“Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

“Harden not your hearts…”

 

*Appreciate solid i.e. truthful History (when it can separated from indoctrination) but don’t try to live in the past.

*Anticipate the Biblical Future, firmly dividing it from hollywood/disney/sci-fi “future” but don’t rush to it.

*Adventure into this day. Live this day: enjoy reading your Bible (spiritual food) & thank God for physical food. Be enthralled by God’s creation. Love your companionship or a child, adult, or a chance meeting with a stranger today. Live this day – ALL day long. – 11/18/19

 

“The Refiner is never far from the mouth of the furnace

 when His gold is in the fire.”

– Charles Spurgeon

Psa 106.47 +

Nov 19 – Psa 106.47 Save us, O LORD our God & gather us from among the heathen,

to give THANKS unto thy holy name & to triumph in thy praise.

 

“Some one has said that if two angels were sent to earth, one of whom was to rule it & the other to sweep street crossings, that the sweeper would be so satisfied with his Heavenly Father’s will that he would not exchange places with the ruler.”

– from book by Samuel Brengle

 

CALLED – C. 9.) Begin to read as never before. Read evangelical classics i.e. books which have proved their worth from centuries ago & Reformation forward. (Everything but God’s Word should be read with a willingness to “select meat & spit out bones.”) 10.) Read holiness classics, i.e. volumes produced by early Methodists & “daughter” churches which came out of her. Ask God for discernment even with holiness men (they weren’t inspired as the NT) but also read asking the Lord to help you see truths new to you. – 11/13/19 [Lord willing, more CALLED to come.]

 

“Holiness is not a state in which there is no further development

…the finite can never exhaust the infinite…”

– Samuel Logan Brengle

 

APPARENT FAILURE

Had Jesus failed He would not have been nailed,

To the tree on Calvary’s brow.

He was nailed; & though others thought He failed.

He was triumphant then and now!

Will your self-life cease its self-strife?

Be willing to start to bow?

Will your strong strife lose its stubborn life?

The Spirit will show you how! – eab, Nov. ‘05

 

“A sermon is no sermon

in which I can not hear the heart beat.”

– Longfellow, quoted by George Shaw

 

Some people seem to enjoy when men practice & practice & move in precision. Or when women learn to dance & move (on stage/on ice) in exact unison. These are absolutely earthy! Such animal movement will stay on earth. What we need is to be redeemed & so in unison with Holy Spirit that we can move with Him, doing exactly as He leads (doing it all without human “practice”) & speaking/acting for God’s eternal glory! “O, Lord let us move as You move.” – 11/13/19

 

Mat 23.9

“And call no man your father upon the earth:

for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

 

Be alert. If you feel you lack discernment, ask the Father for some. Particularly I refer to quotes being posted by “holiness” men. (Sadly, some associated with “holiness” churches/schools/missions fail to be holiness preachers.) When you see quote Please, do not hit “like” if you don’t recognize the person being quoted. Without leaving fb you can search him. Did it the last 24. The guy quoted was roman catholic. The catholics do not honor Christ, revere Mary, call mere men “father” etc. Don’t quote them. – 11/19/19

 

“Nothing is more vital to Christianity

than the doctrine of the Divinity of Christ.”

– George Shaw

Psa 106.1 +

Nov 18 – Psa 106.1 Praise ye the LORD. O give THANKS unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

18 of 47 “…Give ear; be not PROUD: for the LORD hath spoken”(Jer 13.15)

Psa 123.4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the PROUD.

 

“To say ‘Oh, I’m no saint’ is acceptable to human pride

but it is unconscious blasphemy against God.”

– Oswald Chambers

 

Carnality or Grace

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

What’s laborious for one is another’s high pleasure

What makes the difference in this wide measure?

The degree of carnality or of grace. – eab, Nov. 2005

 

“Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way…is wicked…

Deliberately tell God…you will not fret about that thing.”

– Oswald Chambers

 

Some have figured it out. If you haven’t, here’s the fact – I post to help you, your child, sibling, even your pastor. To show truths once common in sermons at holiness churches – alas they’re seldom heard now. I don’t post to have something to do (It’d be easier to read, work in my shop, take a walk.) At times I have to make myself come to this keyboard & stumble through my poor typing to express ideas. I know I don’t please everyone. But if one reader re-thinks his wicked ways & makes heaven it’ll be worth it. – 11/14/19

 

2Ki 9.30

“…When Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it;

& she painted her face & tired her head & looked out at a window.”

 

“Man’s highest freedom is in being a servant of God.”

– George   Shaw

 

When a pastor’s wife bleaches (or dyes) her hair what can her husband say to a young woman in his church who’s adding “color” to her face? Are they not on adjoining pages? When a leading church lady wears clear fingernail polish or a white-under-nail-look what can a pastor say to young woman with red fingernails? Are they not carnally related? Don’t write this off as weird. There IS truth here. – 11/18/19

 

“No church can be under the guidance of the Spirit

which fears to offend the world.”

– George   Shaw

Psa 97.12 +

Nov 15 – Psa 97.12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous;

& give THANKS at the remembrance of his holiness.

 

“Prayer is not a collection of balanced phrases

it is the pouring out of the soul.”

– Samuel               Chadwick

 

CALLED – C. 7.) Read the Bible, yea Study It; you can study the Bible for as long as you live & Never learn all It has to teach. 8.) Start to memorize. Ask the Lord what verses, cluster of verses, chapters He wants *you* to know by heart. Note: your verses may not match a favorite preacher’s list – that’s fine.) Allow me to EMPHASIZE please include the Book, chapter & verse reference for all you memorize. Its one thing to know “…I am the way, the truth, & the life…” it is another to be able to turn to it dealing at the altar with a seeker. – 11/13/19  [Lord willing, more CALLED to come.]

 

“Issues are simple when the heart is intense.”

– Samuel               Chadwick

 

HE MADE *You may want to read all of this*

He made the tree on which He hung;

The earth to which it lately clung.

When innocent, it raised leafy arms,

While robins among them lived and sung.

 

He made the ore from which, by craft,

With forge white-hot and windy draft,

The town blacksmith sledged, with sinewed arms,

Long nails; innocent of greed or graft.

 

He made the sponge, carelessly raised,

Knew the near pool where it had “grazed,”

Commanding food with tiny arms,

Before beaching innocent and dazed.

 

He made the sources, rich in ink,

Where artist oft gave his pen drink,

Scrolling with careful, innocent arms:

“The King of the Jews,” making folks think.

 

He made the men, that “unmade” Him.

Knew their thoughts, goals, and every whim.

And as they nailed holy feet and arms,

Heaven’s innocence He prayed on them.

– eab, Nov. 1982

 

“Vile books, vulgar advertisements…smutty stories…

& the so called theatre are the carrion on which impurity feeds.”

– S A Sayford

 

Be, oh be, dear mid-life-to-older female saint, a praying woman. Be an example for our teen girls, young single women & newly married ladies to follow. May your face shine with Christ’s presence, proving you’ve spent time with Him in your prayer closet. Our churches NEED you moms, grandmas to pray. -11/13/19

 

Heb 6.1

“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ,

let us go on unto perfection…”

 

Would you like a perfect chocolate Cake? 3 layers with raspberry filling between layers & a half inch chocolate icing on top? Would you like a perfect Camera? I know little about these, dad was a shutterbug & I wasn’t interested but would *you* like a perfect Camera? Would you like a perfect Car? Go 500,000 miles, nothing ever needed but gas & oil? WHY dear friend would you turn down Christian Perfection? Cakes, cameras, cars are not perfect. A Perfect Heart awaits us all. Praise the Lord. 11/15/19

 

“You can go to a seminary & learn how to preach sermons

 but you will have to go to God to get messages.”

– Oswald J Smith

Psa 92.1 +

Nov 14 – Psa 92.1 It is a good thing to give THANKS unto the Lord & to sing praises unto thy name, O most High

 

CALLED – B. 3.) Find a time of day when you can get alone with God. You may have to experiment: try one time, try another. God will be patient, He, King of kings, wants you Two to have a regular, daily prayer meeting. 4.) Allow this time to be unrushed. Give God a half hour, let that build to 45 min, to an hour. If your time is in mid – night, don’t look at clock when arising or when going back to bed. – 11/13/19

 

CALLED – B-con’t. 5.) “What in the World would I pray about that long?” You are close – pray to be kept from the World, pray for your friends to be saved from the World, pray for those you sense are returning to the World. (This isn’t gossiping – we never gossip when we talk to God.) 6.) Start with Adoring Him – end by Praising Him & in between, along with petitions, allow God to speak to your needs & deep desires. – 11/13/19 [Lord willing, more CALLED to come.]

 

“They [God & the devil] both await either a coronation or a crucifixion.

Whom you do not crown must be crucified.”

– Samuel Chadwick

 

Good Ground

Some sower’s seed fell on the road,

Or in bad land briefly abode,

Among thorns other was found,

But thankfully some found ground

And multiplied – a wagon load. Mat 13 – eab, Nov. 2005

 

“Whatever destroys the home

is the deadliest enemy of the nation.”

– Samuel Chadwick

 

Time was when nearly every man: pastor, song leader, evangelists upon mounting the platform knelt – signifying his need of God to help in his part of the service. Why did we stop this?

Time was when nearly every saint as he/she entered the pew knelt or bowed the head – asking God to come to that service. What happened to that good practice?

Think about it, Friend & perhaps mend your ways. If you do, others may also. – 11/14/19

 

Mat 23.27

“Woe unto you, scribes & Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men’s] bones…

 

“The very essence of sin is pride…”

– George Shaw

 

My dear brother, dear sister, does music have such a hold that you “have to hear” such-n-such songs though sung by Mormons or tongues group or some who claim salvation but are be-jeweled, her with short hair & she wears pants? It may be a great song but can you not find it recorded by someone who lives clean & pure? If the “vessel” (person) singing an old hymn is holy it’ll mean so much more! And you won’t be supporting a worldly group with time or money. Please re-consider your singing choices. -11/14/19

 

“Antagonism to holy living comes from unregenerate people

& never from the regenerate.”

– George Shaw

Psa 79.13 +

Nov 13 – Psa 79.13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee THANKS for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations.

 

“Man will not be rewarded for his works, but according to his works.”

– R E Carroll

 

The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist church had a Home-Coming last Lord’s Day, in Dublin.

Bro Curtis Burge was the guest speaker. He brought a good message from Luk 17.32 “Remember Lot’s wife.” Appreciated it. – 11/12/19 [pardon the lateness of this post.]

 

“You can be PC or BC.”

(Politically correct or Biblically correct)

– E Andrew Bryan II

 

HEAVEN HAS A WAY

Heaven has a way of making things white

As it did with snow last night.

The ground which it found,

It covered with down.

Heaven has a way of making things white.

– eab, Nov. 1971

 

“Read your Bible making it the 1st morning business of your life, to understand some portion of it clearly, & your daily business to obey it in all that you understand.”

– John Ruskin – speaking to Oxford students

 

CALLED – A. You’re a young man who is sensing, though you feel unworthy, God’s call to Preach. Good. Praise the Lord. Say “Yes.” (And mean it for all of life!) 1.) Be genuinely redeemed.  2.) Begin seeking for a Holy Heart. (Do not stop with mere consecration – you must consecrate & want to – but full salvation brings dying to self AND the infilling, the fullness of the Holy Spirit.) “Be ye holy” isn’t just for old preachers; God wants you to be holy. – 11/13/19  [Lord willing, more “CALLED” to come.]

 

Jam 2.6b – 7

“Do not rich men oppress you & draw you before the judgment seats?

“Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by…which ye are called?”

 

Last month you gave your pastor food, a week away with pay, cash, etc. Thank you & God bless you. Now, may I tell you what he really needs? Ready? (It may be more expensive than a trip.) Every pastor needs the prayers of his people – he needs your prayers. You probably say, “Lord bless Bro x & help him.” This is you *mentioning* him in prayer – he needs you to Pray longer for him. He needs you to weep as you pray, to put yourself (as best you can) in his place, to intercede for him & for the church. And, hear this, please hear this, as you pray for Bro x, you will become a better soul. Pray for your Pastor. – 11/13/19

 

“TV doesn’t go with holiness.

TV started with the devil & its still of the devil.”

– Lester Roloff