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500 yrs ago TODAY (10/31/1517) his brave action changed the world!

Luther #1

M Margarethe/Hans, Luther was born to them, 11/10/1483, at Eisleben, Germany, southwest of Berlin

A “Anne (St.) mother of Mary, grandmother of Jesus says Christian

& Islamic tradition,” promised her he’d be a monk

R Romanism had his allegiance for decades but a visit to Rome

shocked him with its worldliness & wealth – eab

 

Luther #2

T Translator – made his 1st attempt to translate with the 7 Psalms, said

to have had “a very detailed, in depth knowledge of “ German

I In the fullness of time” in Germany/Europe – God allowed politics

to ripen til ready to it too was cast off Rome

N Nailed his 95 thesis on Wittenberg church door, – eab

 

THREE

How long is the floor, ceiling, or lengthy steps?

Length is for East to West and nor for massive depths

The dimension called “long,” Is used by every throng.

 

From “A” over yonder to “B” near at hand

Is the width of mammoth hall or room where we stand

From side to side, Is the measurement we call “wide.”

 

There’s the space from top to the bottom of a wall

By inches, yards, or feet, we know it is so “tall.”

Need I now mention, Height is the third dimension.

 

Why take three stages, listing what’s known by all

Because three dimensions make up each famous hall

And God is three in One: Father, Spirit, and Son.

 

Man is also triune, image of those Three,

There’s spirit, soul, and body in you, and you, and me,

The body’s buried in sod, Spirit returns to God.

 

But, ah, the third part, eternal, living soul,

Satan tries to snatch it from its long-destined goal,

But Christ bled and died, That the soul be sanctified.

 

Time also seems to come in units of three,

Present, future-coming, and time that used to be.

Even children learn so soon, That time is triune

 

Water, oh, so common upon God’s footstool, earth,

(It’s found to cover seven seas with its damp girth)

Is also a trinity, Whether fresh or brimy from the sea.

 

Cold, it comes in pellets or ice is well known.

Steam is hot, hot “water” in a state all-its-own.

The third realm is water-wet, Three stages but-one-yet.

– eab, Oct. ‘99

 

Luther #3

L “Love of his life,” Katherine Von Bora (a nun he helped escape)

She seems to have proposed – happy marriage: 3 sons, 3 daughters

U Unafraid of the strongest religio/political system in the world

T Teacher * – He’d never been the man he was, if he had not been a

teacher.  Teaching brought him to “The just shall live by faith”  – eab

 

Luther #4

H Hymns “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” & other hymns of his have

blessed the world

E Entered new life (more than his head) Britannica Encyclopedia

quotes him saying “At this I felt myself to have been born again

R Reading – Luther was reading to prepare himself for the classes he

was teaching and he got reading their German Bibles – eab

 

“Definite preaching should cause definite seeking and

definite seeking should produce definite results.”

– H A Baldwin, from his HOLINESS & the HUMAN ELEMENT

 

Hopefully you don’t celebrate “halloween.” It’s little wonder though that formal religions and the secular world capitalized on “halloween,” for it distracts from the purifying act and bravery of Luther and the men and women who followed his example. – eab, 10/28/17

 

 

1Co 3. 19

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.”

 

Moses – most educated man in OT – got that before the Burning Bush

Paul – most educated man in NT – got that before the road to Damascus

Luther – most educated (perhaps) in reformation – ed. before Wittenberg

Wesley – one of best educated men in Holiness – ed. before Aldersgate – eab, uncertain date

 

 

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LEARN from the Lord #1 – and love it.

L ocations. A.) The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost come directly to your Continent, your Country, your Community. In fact, He’s already there – Today. He sees every local problem you must overcome to learn today’s lesson. B.) Or, it could be said, His schooling was the VERY FIRST “on line” education. (Of course, His “course” is wireless.) Whither you “see” Him as present with you in person or as you being “permanently connected,” it’s impossible to have a more present schooling, EVER.

– eab, 10/30/17

 

Luther Quote

“An allegory is when a thing is signified and understood otherwise than as the words express…

to play with allegories in Christian doctrine is dangerous.”

Table Talk, p.327

 

LEARN from the Lord #2 – and love it.

E xpert Teacher. Once Christ, Teacher, walked the earth. Then He sent the Holy Spirit, the most excellent Teacher imaginable. He is extremely understanding. He is easy, yet demanding. “…He will guide you into all truth…” (Joh 16.13). No prof. No team of profs at X university. No convention of world-wide profs can come anywhere near “All Truth.” Add to this; He speaks YOUR language J – – – without an accent. You can do your learning in your native tongue – that is phenomenal.

– eab, 10/30/17

 

Comprehend God

Comprehend God?

Never dream you can,

Anymore than holding

Orion in a hand-span.

Appreciate God?

Ah, now we’re thinking;

Every mind, great and small

Can appreciate Him – unshrinking.

– eab, 10/30/09

 

LEARN from the Lord #3 – and love it.

A pplicable. Too many people (following their selfish or at least unwise choices) changed majors in the “midst of the stream” or acquired a 2-yr or 4 yr degree only to redo it. The man/woman who diligently follows God’s “schedule,” course requirements, & prerequisites (even when he fails to understand all God is doing) is never disappointed with God’s learning. The Maker of mankind is the best Teacher of mankind. His learning is Always Applicable. And it has been since Able “passed” and Cain “failed.”

– eab, 10/30/17

 

“You’ll never be satisfied with anything less than what you have already experienced.”

– Archie Atwell, (uncertain date/location)

 

LEARN from the Lord #4 – and love it.

R enown Text. His Text is THE Holy Text. It is the best, the oldest, the most accurate Text. Period. Some people, thinking they know something, have piped up with “The Bible is not a science Book” – It is accurate in every, make that EVERY field of science to which it speaks. It is equally accurate in geography & history (& other fields), and is the most lovely collection of literary genre available in any language. All this, of course, is chaff compared to the wheat of It’s Map to heaven, shown in one form or another, in Book after Book.

– eab, 10/30/17

 

PATRIARCH    Written after f-n-law funeral (died 10/30/97)

And they gathered in from the Midwest and north,

Some of the poorer sort and some of some worth,

And they bowed their heads at all the right times,

And all showed respect as the organ played chimes,

A patriarch of the family had died.

 

They marched out in their blues and grays,

And nodded to each other in vaguely, familiar ways,

Stood silently by and slowly walked and then stood ‘round,

As the casket slipped into the ground.

A patriarch of the family had died.

 

They ate the meal that the neighbors brought,

And talked to each other how they really ought

To get together in some other places,

Then they got in their cars and drove out,

Each of them knowing without a doubt,

The next time they’d see each on this earth,

Would be when another had died of equal worth,

Another patriarch of the family would have died.

– eab, Oct. ’97

 

Joh 16. 33

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

 

LEARN from the Lord #5 – and love it.

N ow (Never Ending). God has students as a young as the age of accountability. He has senior scholars (about to “graduate”) whose knowledge of God’s Word & God’s Ways exceeds PhDs you know. God’s “school” is open every hour, of every day, of every year, for every human on earth. He knows how to vary lessons from stage to stage. Graduation date is known only to God or should I say “commencement” because after death (“graduation”) we get to commence new LEARNING above.

– eab, 10/30/17

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Luther Quote

Luther Quote

“The predictions of the apocalypse are accomplished already as far as the white horse.”

Table Talk, p.325

 

Five basic attitudes toward the King James Bible (vowels, a, e, i, o, u will help you remember) YOU

A ADMANTLY STAND FOR & ADMIRE THE KJV

E ENJOY READING & MEMORIZING FROM THE KJV

I  IGNORE (or are IGNORANT of) THE BATTLE TO DISCREDIT THE KJV

O OPPOSE THE KJV (based primarily on the opinion of “scholars”)

U UTTERLY & URGENTLY FIGHT TO ERASE THE INFLUENCE OF THE KJV

– eab, 4/11/13

 

 

LIKE WATER JARS

When God finds a man who’s willing

And hungry for holy filling,

He fills him, like water jars, up to the brim.

God is never known for failing,

Nor “short,” nor un-availing,

When a man is sold all out to Him.

– eab, Oct 2008

 

 

If the souls in heaven were to be attired in their “native” dress (both for their civilization & their century) it would be the one greatest variety of outfits ever seen by man, each of them modest for their era.

– eab, 6/29/13

 

 

“Sin cannot remain alone, it must win others.”

– E B Annable, HSBC message (uncertain date)

 

 

Why are “Christians” pro war? Christ was not pro war. Nor Paul, nor Peter, nor John, nor James, nor Luke. This Pro war stance is therefore from the world (and the worldly church).

– eab, 8/16/14

 

 

Rom 1. 32

“…they which commit such things are worthy of death,

not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

 

 

The expansion of Halloween “stuff” and the expanded time this junk is for sale, are sad signs of the paganization of America.

– eab, 9/24/14

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Luther Quote

“…He [Thomas More] shed the blood of many innocent Christians that confessed the gospel…”

Table Talk, p.312

 

G – God’s

O – Only

S – Salvation

P – Pertinent to

E – Every

L – Life – eab, 10/28/17

 

 

Luther

Luther was a young German monk,

Whose theses were nailed “with a clunk.”

The sound of that hammer still rings,

The church “his song” still sings;

Delivered from ritualistic junk.

– eab, 10/28/07

 

 

Two failures should shock us: 1.) X Bible College where the pure Bible is not central in all classes. Their “middle name” is no longer correct. 2.) X Holiness Church where joyous holiness is not lived, sung about, nor regularly preached. Their “middle name” is no longer correct. The forms remain, the Fires are ashes.

– eab, 10/28/17

 

 

“We would find no pleasure in beholding the beauty of the Father’s house of many mansions

if Christ were not present to fill it with the light of His countenance.”

– T M Anderson, from his PRAYER AVAILETH MUCH

 

Luther was saved not because of but in spite of an institution! Luther was saved not because of but in spite of a “house of worship.” His enquiring soul was met by, & ministered to by, the Holy Spirit. “O God, give us 21st century reformers who find/are found by Father, Son, & Holy Ghost as their Teachers!”

– eab, 10/28/17

 

 

Psa 116. 14 & 18 *IDENTICAL*

“I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.”

 

Laborers are the direct result of Prayers (Luk 10.2). Fewer laborers shows that fewer men/women are visiting their prayer closets OR are visiting them less often. God help us. God help me!

– eab, 10/28/17

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Do you pray?

Do you pray? For your meals? Good, you should be grateful for “beans & tatters.” A bedtime prayer? Fine, you should thank God for wellbeing in the day’s activities. For “you, your wife, your son John, & his wife”? Right, you should be praying for their safety, salvation, & sanctification. Do you spend time “in God’s presence” adoring, praising, worshipping Father, Son, & Holy Spirit? I encourage you to. Do you pray “…the Lord of the harvest…[to] send forth laborers into His harvest” (Luk10.2)?

– eab, 10/27/17

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Jas 4. 17

Jas 4. 17

“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

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Impressed? NOT!

We probably shouldn’t be impressed by how loudly one shouts his hatred for satan. (He may be fooled into thinking those other arms of the octopus are satanic, not dreaming that the arm he’s in is also the devil’s.) Nor should we accept one’s “love” for God by the decibels in which he proclaims it. Actions are still important, very important. Ouch? Amen?

– eab, 10/27/17

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