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Archive for January 8th, 2015

He [ John ] was not that Light, but

was sent to bear witness of that Light [ Jesus Christ ]

John 1.8.

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“Why are men “lovers of the world more than lovers of God”

Is it not because they really believe that the world can make them happier than God?”

– John Fletcher, Vol 1

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The world looses its attraction at DEATH.

Either physical death or

when your carnal nature dies to it, in sanctification.

Keep dead to it. 

– eab, 11/29/12

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I cannot live tomorrow,

Nor should I even try.

I cannot live yesterday,

It’s gone for aye, bye-bye.

I cannot live the morning,

If it’s already past the noon.

I cannot live the evening,

(unless it comes “real soon.“)

I must live this hour!

Enjoying it, in the Lord,

Must live it in His power,

Through His presence, and His Word.

– eab, 1/8/06

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ON THIS DATE

Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian (names arranged alphabetically, not for other reasons) were killed 1/8/1956 in the South American country of Ecuador while trying to reach the Auca Indians for Jesus Christ. 

I remember this event – a modern martyrdom along the Curaray River.   Jim’s widow, Elizabeth, wrote Through Gates of Splendor (1957).   

 

“The happiest day of my life was the day I accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour

for the remission of my sins, duly repented for…”  – Roger Youderian

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