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Archive for January, 2015

“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,

“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

John 1.29

> One of John the Baptist’s best statements <

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“The Christ of prophecy

became the Jesus of History, and

will become the Lord of Glory.”

– Delbert Rose, PhD, 9/15/88 (at Wesley Biblical Seminary)

 

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A piano (& a person) in a cold church will tend to loose its pitch. 

You do not tune a piano (or a person) by loosening its strings but

rather by tightening them, albeit only a bit.  

– eab, 4/17/10

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The insects left their eggs on the leaf,

Left them in adolescent relief,

To see the “world at large.”

(“At large” was an acre, if that.)

They danced in the sun, in their own little mist,

Danced to their heart’s delight,

‘Til one little chap heard a sound and hissed

“Death is coming – and it’s coming tonight.”

– eab, Jan. ’01

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ON THIS DATE

This date 1/29 has two black spots in France.  1/29/1535 the French royal family, church officials, and other dignitaries joined a torch-lit procession through Paris to “purge” it from “Protestant defilement” – 6 Protestants were hung from ropes and roasted.                         

On the same date in 1685, The Edict of Nantes was revoked by King Louis XIV.  Protestant ministers were given 2 weeks to turn Catholic or leave France while Huguenot (Protestant) non-ministers were forbidden to leave.  They left.  Some 400,000 fled to England, Prussia, Netherlands, Switzerland, and even South Africa. This exodus severely damaged France as it lost some of its most skilled workers and it awakened France’s neighboring countries to what Louie the 14th was really like.                                                        

Americans – never take our religious freedom (though limited) for granted.

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“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s [ Christ’s name ] sake: but

he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”

Mat 10.22

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“The way we behave toward other people indicates what we believe about God”

– Ken Rice, 9/19/1991

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Many a sheep (its mutton consumed) gave its skin

whereupon a prophet recorded the Word of God.

Many a goose (its flesh consumed) gave it quill to be sharpened

scratching out in a poet’s hand, Heaven’s Holy Word.

Many a root or berry (instead of being consumed) stained in purposeful loops and lines

the words of the law in Moses’ educated hand.

 

– eab, 6/19/13

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Oh Lord, You must defeat the enemy,

Defeat him as only you can,

The end I cannot see.

O destroy the destroyer of man.

– eab, Jan. ‘77

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ON THIS DATE

Oswald J Smith was converted to Christ #OnThisDate 1/28/1906.  He went on to become the founder of Peoples Church of Toronto and a promoter of the Faith Promise concept for raising mission funds.  (His church literally gave millions to missions.)  The evangelist when Smith was converted was R. A. Torrey (Reuben Archer Torrey) and the location was Toronto.  It happened to be Torrey’s birthday (b.1856) – so they shared BDs: Torrey physically, and Smith spiritually.

Smith quotes:

You can go to a seminary and learn how to preach sermons but you will have to go to God to get messages.

It is when there is no revival that it is difficult to get men to enter the ministry or to go to the mission field…

Judgment awaits us, judgment or revival…   – all from his book Consuming Fire.

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