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Matthew 6. 9 – 10

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

> > I love this model prayer < <

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“Where is the far country?

Anywhere you go without God.”

– Wayne States, message, 5/11/87

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Mar 10.11 “…Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.”

Mar 10.12 “…if a woman shall put away her husband and be married to another she committeth adultery.”

Rom 7.3 “…if while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress

D&R (divorce & remarriage) is a subject weak ministers either openly approve, OR try to ignore. When doing either they’re being un-Christ-like. It could be argued that weird “definitions” of marriage have their roots in the church’s silence on D&R. The sin of D&R needs to be dealt with, dealt kindly but with Biblical clarity. There needs to be a revival of the seriousness of the big “A” – Adultery. It is a sin. We are being unkind to not warn our youth about Adultery. Yes, there are parents in tarnished “marriages” which will take wisdom and Holy leadership to resolve, but to not preach/teach the horrific dangers of D&R because of some parent’s feelings is to set the stage for more SINS in the next generation.

– eab, 5/10/16

NOTE: if you wish to argue exceptions/excuses for D&R please use your feed, not mine. Thank you.

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HE LOST A LOT

A purchase was made in a town that had class.

The house had a decent and well-shaded plot.

How “lucky” they were to have found it at last,

And soon it was handsomely bought.

2

His mistress was pleased, “The location is great.”

Amenities? Yes!  There had flowed thru her thought;

A vision of high entertainment, of late,

T’was something her soul had long sought.

3

His daughters were also in love with the place,

(Though daily the four of them selfishly fought.)

They loved the attention; they loved the fast pace,

Incredibly more, than they ought.

4

Did this town have action? At night it was “wired!”

(That – long before current men knew the term “watt.”)

Adulteries and shows, fornications were hired.

The city was full of such rot.

5

The house is so perfect, so very “upscale;”

The garden, the orchard, the gold apricot.

But is it not time to consider a sale?

A single look shows such a blot.       

6

Oh, see how the married girls all have become.

Each husband is drinking or is a sad sot.

The two who remain, are unmarried at home.

They’ll likely get, just what “sis” got.

7

But mom has her Garden Club, daughters have peers,

And dad has a seat at the city’s prime “slot.”   

They’ve each gotten used to sin’s grime – without fears.

Besides, who would buy their big yacht?

8

Two angels appeared in the evening, like men.              

The man, wife, and daughters reverted (as taught).

They offered protection from Sodom’s sad sin,

But leaving there seemed a “long shot.”           

9

“My city, so fair on the plains of my dream,

“My Sodom will burn? Get exceedingly hot?”

The son-in-laws doubt him, “Things are what they seem”

“Your daughters will stay. They’ll go not!”        

10

Reluctant to flee, yet forbidden to stay;            

So closely aligned there, so tight was the knot.

They waited, they stalled, “Was there no other way.”

Must they flee their loved “Camelot”?

11

So pulled out by angels – reluctant to start,

Reluctant to leave her young daughter’s new “tot,”

The mother so slowly, but surely lost heart,     

And turned – That’s as far as she got.

12

The city soon burned, scorched by heaven’s own fire.

Position and influence, mansion; were shot.    

Hot brimstone consumed all of one man’s desire,

Sulfuric clouds reigned o’er the spot.

13

“Roll back in your journey, swift suns of my life.”

“Return my lost son-in-laws, children, and wife.”            

“I give you my Sodom, so foolishly sought –”

“I, Lot, lost a lot – on that lot.”             

– eab, May ’01

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Dad and Mom were married May 10, 1927.

My older sister was born in ’30, my other sister in ‘32, and my brother in ’36. Somewhere in the late 30’s Dad’s affections wandered. He divorced Mom and married a woman I’ve only known as Kate. While living in PA (he was afraid to be in OH because of lack of child-support) Dad said he could weld which was a lie (later became a good welder), was found out and fired. He never stated it this way but probably between knowing he was living in adultery, knowing he was guilty of neglect to Mom and his kids, and now with the firing he decided he’d commit suicide. He always liked trains and thought the way to “end it all” (What a satanic lie!) was to step in front of a fast freight. Somewhere near or beside the tracks God spoke to him (as far as Dad was concerned, audibly) and said, “If you do you’ll go straight to hell.” Dad, who had been saved in a Methodist church at 17, recognized His voice and said, “If You’ll take me back I’ll serve you as long as I have breath.” He went to where Kate was, told he he’d support but could not live with her. Across some time he made overtures back to Mom and they were re-married in ‘41. Yours truly is a product of their second marriage.

– eab, May, 2016

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