Archive for April 18th, 2016

The Word

Revelation 2. 17 – 18

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

“And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;”

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“Doubt has its root

in an unwilling heart.”

– Martin Wells Knapp, from his book Christ Crowned Within

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  1. Carnal leadership will fear and fight

    their successors (or predecessors) instead of fighting the Philistines 22-29 chasing his son-n-law.

  2. Carnal leadership may take an outward stand against sin, even a hard stand but many times will move in that direction before long, witch of Endor.

  3. Carnal leadership always comes to a sad end, always. It is more concerned about details of that end than it is concerned with the eternity beyond, which has no end, suicide.

  4. Carnal leadership is selfish leadership, “Avenge me of mine enemies.”

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A geese vee flew overhead

Headed for regions beyond,

Eventually to down glide

To lakeside, creek, or mid-pond.


But now they angling fly

Flying in good formation

Individuals, together,

Designed by great Creation.


Theirs is a great graceful gray

Veeing off to far “new” homes,

One side slightly to the right

Of the goose who with him roams.


The other side slopes to left

Lefting to lesson the winds,

They call to each his buddy.

Is it courage he now sends?


The regal-dressed goose in lead

Leads both sides of his big vee

A loosely flying unit

Yet each bird is truly free.


What wise cooperation,

Cooping to reach a shared goal.

If God can thus make mere birds,

Can He not help man’s long soul?

– eab, 4/18/05


[1] Was happy to see spring in Canada after our first winter.

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  1. Carnal leadership is not satisfied with God’s time-table;

    couldn’t wait until Samuel came to sacrifice.

  2. Carnal leadership is characterized by words unmatched by action; “I have obeyed” Bleating sheep, lowing oxen.

  3. Carnal leadership is more concerned about the “authority” of rash statements than the militant church; don’t eat (honey), Jonathan’s wonderful victory.

  4. Carnal leadership will wait and wait instead of fighting the devil, then when someone shows up who will fight, tries to saddle them with their “convictions,” Saul’s armor on David.

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