Archive for September 17th, 2016

Mat 12. 36 – 37

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

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“When God saved me He pulled the nails out of my board

but the holes are still there.”

– A man (name unknown by eab) said this in AK, in a testimony. 6/23/1985

(For example, Christ may save your soul but your body may die from the smoking you did.)

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Someday (Everything is “soon” compared to Methuselah. 🙂 ) I will make my last post. Either I’ll be very sick/die thereafter or the internet will “disappear” as a tool for Christian messaging. Do not be surprised if people are asked to stop glorifying Christ or take a number. I want to make the most of my time to bring glory to God. It’s “time to make hay while” the Son shines. (If your posts have tended to be funny [or attempts thereat] I’d encourage you, Believer, to say more about Jesus and/or the Bible.)

– eab, 9/15/16

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MINE [1]  

I claimed it, I owed it; it was mine!

That mountain of ponderosa pine,

That spread of sage and crested-wheat grass,

That cluster of boards and nails known as a house,

That orchid of fruit I’d call “world class.”


I paid the taxes, held the title

To rolling pastures green to the line,Mine

To cattle and horses and sheep so fine,

To full-headed, golden, bearded wheat

It belongs to me and you can’t take it away

Uh – What did you say?


You say that another soon will own

These bottom lands my hand has sown?

You say I won’t sell it or give it away;

Instead I’ll simply leave it here when I sigh

That final sigh and quickly die.

Another! Imagine that!


Another will sit where I’ve sat and look o’er these fields

And claim them his, and gripe or brag, about their yields

And then like me he’ll also slip

Beyond the sound of human lip,

And, leave as I will, his all behind;

His ALL, unless he will the Savior find.             

– eab, Sep. ’95

[1] Imagined this as the musings of a rancher in South Dakota (or Nebraska) where I had four happy years pastoring.

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Words have power far beyond their written hour.

Jesus Christ is the Living WORD; “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (Joh 1.1). The Bible is the Lettered WORD.  God is opposed to man-made-images (stone, metal, millions of miles of movie plastic, uniforms, etc.).  Period.  The Lord “invented” Words, used/uses them, and understands every Word spoken in every country, in every age. And, seeker-after-God, God also keeps His Word. 🙂 

– eab, 9/17/16

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