Archive for January 9th, 2015

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. Joh 1.9

[ “Missions” gives souls a “2nd” time to see/feel light. ]

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  • “Anything to be a temptation must have a natural power to awaken impulse toward it and

  • sin does not reside in a mere impulse of nature.”

  • – R S Foster, from his book Christian Purity

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God’s grace is sadly misunderstood and mis-charged. 

His “grace” does not do what He expects us to do.

– eab, 6/5/14

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Your leaves are now gone,

Like the wooded throng,

Of which you are one.

But your spheres still swing,

Patiently awaiting spring,

With its warm sun.

– eab, Jan. ’66

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Robert Sayers Sheffey 1/9/1839 came under the convicting power of the Holy Ghost in a revival meeting (held over a store by a circuit riding Methodist preacher) and was converted to Christ in Abingdon, VA.  He eventually became a “free-lance” Methodist riding preacher himself ,“Brother Sheffey.”  His circuit came to cover some 14 mountain counties in VA and WV.

He was born 7/4/1820 near Ivanhoe, Wythe Co. and (following the death of his mother) was raised by an aunt in Abingdon.  She did not agree with his conversion and shortly afterward he left.  She (near death) felt a need for reconcilation with him.  The famous “sheepskin” upon which he often prayed was a gift from her.  He died in 8/30/1902 in Staffordsville, Giles County, Virginia, in the community of Trigg.  In between his birth and death, he had a very interesting life. 

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