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Rev 20.4 +

Rev 20.4

“I saw…the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus,

& for the word of God…”

 

Reading the Bible through will not save you. Reading It through in a yr (3 ch. a day/5 on Lord’s Day) won’t save you. (We’re redeemed only by faith in our wonderful Lord.) I question you’ll stay saved long if you can read, yet refuse to read the Bible. Is It all easy reading? No. There’re parts which are harder to read, sections which (as NT Christians) we realize appertain more to the ancient past, there are also verses & words which (though read before) stand out, slow us down, make us think & perhaps pray. Good. Reading the Bible is a proper & perfect Christian discipline. Be disciplined enough to pursue Its Truth every day. -9/2/19

 

“…We can have our heart so full of divine love that

there will be not room for un-forgiveness or bitterness.”

– H Robb French

 

SAME FAME

Men have had their moments, Glittering in the sun,

Because they ruled, were rich, Or had a little run.

Then their glist’ning clouded,   Dulled into dark night,

Their short day was over,         Out of mind, out of sight.

But God – awesome contrast – Has “ever after” fame.

He is well known – will be,      God is ever the same.

Glorify Him (not man),             Honor His brilliant name. – eab,  9/2/09

 

“If you’ve really forgiven him you’ll forget about it.” You may be tempted to think this sounds right – It. Is. Not. Unless you have a type of amnesia or are suffering end-of-life mental issues (various titles) you can remember their unkind word or devastating action. As a Christian you chose to not focus on it. When satan brings back a memory (via music, words, pictures, even smells) you refuse to dwell on the negativity. You can remember “x” event but you are now, by Christ’s wonderful grace, living above it. Praise the Lord! -9/2/19

 

“Self-indulgence is a thing that is putting out revival fires

in the churches in many places.”

– H Robb French

 

Put no man on a pedestal – Please Heed – no man. Be thankful for any & all the solid Biblical writings left behind by historic, post New Testament men. Be grateful for the men with whom we’ve been privileged “to rub shoulders” (older than us, peers, younger than us) &, if they still live, pray for them. Truth-be-known the best men had/have eccentricities, foibles, short-comings. Have only Christ & His illustrious Book on a pedestal. He alone is worthy of praise. Be glad for men who allowed God to use them, but they’re mere men – Christ is Lord of lords, King of kings. – 9/2/19

 

Rev 22.9

“…I am thy fellow servant & of thy brethren the prophets

& of them which keep the sayings of this book:

worship God.”

 

“Man’s departure from God was voluntary;

his return must likewise be voluntary.”

– L D Wilcox /Profiles in Wesleyan…/

 

In a brief “study” today I realized the Gospel of John has the word Believe over 50 times in 21 chapters. God has helped/is helping me to glimpse (ought I to say finally? L) more deeper the importance – utmost importance – of the words Belief, Believe & their opposite Unbelief, Unbelieving. Matthew has been a favorite Gospel of mine for yrs but this insight helps me see more readily why newly redeemed hearts have been directed over & over to read John first. “…Without faith it is impossible to please…”(Heb 11.6) God. – 9/2/19

 

“The term original sin was a term first used by the Calvinists…”

– L D Wilcox /Profiles in Wesleyan…/

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