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Psa 136.2 +

Nov 30 –

Psa 136.2 O give THANKS unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psa 136.3 O give THANKS to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psa 136.26 O give THANKS unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

21 of 47 “…Give ear; be not PROUD: for the LORD hath spoken”(Jer 13.15)

Psa 140.5 The PROUD have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

 

“A godly man must save both time & money.

Before he was converted he lost…time & squandered…money.

– Adam Clarke

 

ENDLESS END

There was an “early” Eternity,

When God alone was there.

We’re now in “mid” Eternity,

Times of decisions, times of prayer

A “late” Eternity hovers on the horizon

When choices are concrete, deciding done.

But Eternity will never be fully past

E-T-E-R-N-I-T-Y will last & last & last

Make now, the very right choices, Friend,

So you’re joyful all that endless End. – eab, 11/3018

 

“…Converse sparingly with women” says Mr. Wesley to men,

“especailly with young women.”

– quoted by A. Clarke

 

Don’t look for “holes” in the Bible – look for the Holiness that’s there.

Don’t look for “mistakes” in the Bible – look for the unmistakable greatness it contains.

Don’t look for things with which you disagree – see the areas the Bible disagrees with you & correct it.

– 11/29/19

 

2Co 6.2

“…I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee…”

 

“The simplest way to live more than an average life

is to add an hour to the fresh end of the day.”

– Bruce Barton

 

“I can get saved when I want to” can be said with different attitudes (O, be very careful, willful heart, of your attitude; you are dealing with the greatest possible relationship – – – your ever existing soul & the One who is Almighty) Jesus said, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him…”(Joh 6.44). Those are super-serious words – listen. 11/23/19

 

“I can get saved when I want to” – your time to die may not be with cancer or a disease which grants you time to think, repent, ask forgiveness of God & man. Therefore “when I want to” fails. “When I want” also has failed where the presence of mind is absent – they don’t have enough clear thinking to fully, honestly get right with God. Do not put off the call to salvation. 11/23/19

 

“The greatest poem ever written consists of one hundred & eighty-eight words.

It is the Twenty-Third Psalm.”

– Bruce Barton

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Psa 136. 1 +

Nov 29 – Psa 136.1 O give THANKS unto the LORD;

for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

“God is to human souls

what light is to the world.”

– Adam Clarke

 

Let your pre-thanksgiving Thankfulness be extended, be increased, be never ending. Thank the Lord for Sights you see, Smells you smell, Things you touch, Tastes you taste, & Sounds you hear. Thank God for a brain that works, legs that walk, hands that wave & a soul which recognizes there’s something beyond “the here & the now.” – 11/29/19

 

“God has many imitators of his power, independence, justice, etc

but few of his love, condescension & kindness.”

– Adam Clarke

 

BOOKS – ONE BOOK

Books are made of mere paper,

Grammatically smeared with ink.

They can be destroyed by fire,

Or by water, one might think.

But there is a Book whose words

Transcending cover and page

Will survive all catastrophe,

Outlasting the latest age.

– eab, Nov 2005

 

“Ignorance of the Holy Scriptures is the cause of all evils.

If we go unarmed to battle how can we escape?

– Chrysostom

 

Man appears to be tripartite: body, mind & soul. Ten of millions of men are primarily concerned with the body. Millions of others are concerned about the mind. Only a few (by solemn comparison) have a high level of concern about the soul. It is the most lasting, the most valuable, yet receives the least attention. – 11/24/19

 

2Ti 2.15

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” > emphasis added <

 

It’s far better to be studious, with no desire to be “seen as educated,”

than to have a degree, but no drive for life-long scholarship. – 11/29/19

 

“Wheresoever ungodly songs are sung

there will the devils be gathered together.”

– Chrysostom

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Psa 122.4 +

Nov 27 – Psa 122.4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give THANKS unto the name of the LORD.

 

“Diamonds & nuggets of gold

are not so precious as minutes.”

– Samuel L Brengle

 

Salvation is God-made. Religions are man-made. Salvation came from heaven & if fully believed will take you up there. Religions stare on earth, never raise higher, but will, matter-of-fact, lead to hell below. Religions (though some appear better than others) are ALL substitutes for salvation. They serve as ‘warm-fuzzies.” They provide “busy work” to keep you occupied until (unless you awaken) it’ll be too late to leave them & be saved. Come to Christ for full & free Salvation today. – 11/24/19

 

“Finney used to get up at four o’clock in the morning

& read his Bible until eight.”

– Samuel L Brengle

 

MARKED BIBLE

Your Bible should be marked

With pencil or with ink

(& tear stains too)

Thoughts that made you think

Verses or a verse-part

You want to ne’er depart

From your soul, from your heart.

– eab, 11/27/18

 

“The only protection against compromise

is a continual growth in grace.”

– Unknown

 

You’ve read God’s word & know something of its content – do you know God?

You’re love some theological points (like to argue them) – do you love for God?

You mentally appreciate elements of holiness theology – do you have heart purity? – 11/25/19

 

Rom 8.7

“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:

for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

 

When you’ve sit longer in classrooms than the pastor next to you (& have degree to prove it), you may be tempted to feel superior. When you make more money than the family in the pew ahead of you, you may feel tempted to look down on them. When you’ve traveled to this continent or that, you can be tempted to pride. It’s not a sin to be tempted – it’s carnal to yield. Why do we want to feel better than peers? God can remove this ugliness from your life – seek Him for Holiness of heart. – 11/25/19

 

“We are immortal till our work is done.”

– George               Whitfield

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Psa 119.62 +

Nov 24 – Psa 119.62 At midnight I will rise to give THANKS

unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

 

20 of 47 “…Give ear; be not PROUD: for the LORD hath spoken”(Jer 13.15)

Psa 138.6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the PROUD he knoweth afar off.

 

“Do not have as your motive the desire to be known as a praying man…

Have no other motive than to know your Father in Heaven.”

– Oswald Chambers

 

WHY WORRY

He knows what is best for me;

Father always knows best.

Maybe activity – when I thought rest.

I can’t see, as well as He.

And I may cry because of pain,

But help me, Lord, to never complain.

He knows what I will face;

What I could – What I should

He knows. Why worry!

– eab Nov. ’73

 

“…The great need of every worker is a first-hand acquaintance with Jesus Christ

which puts to death the spirit of ambition.”

– Oswald Chambers

 

Sin pollutes. Not only has sin polluted our Lads & Lasses, not only has sin polluted our Land – sin has polluted our Language. “Gay” was once a good word used by poets (it rhymed with “day, bay, say, may” etc). Now sinners are trying to pollute the great word/concept “husband.” When two sinners of the same sex have sex, neither is a “husband” they are both perverting the cleanness of God’s creation, & sadly perverting our Language. – 11/24/19

 

Psa 101.3

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:

I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”

 

“Repentance is turning from sin to God. It is…saying

‘There Lord Jesus, that is it & I will die before I commit it again.’ ”

– Gipsy Smith

 

There was a time (Thank God) some evangelicals never entered theaters. And – no holiness people did. TV arrived; a few evangelicals, a majority of holiness people refused it. The PC became common. It expanded to internet capabilities. Movies could be watched. Old hollywood/disney films were available. Sadly few evangelicals kept their homes free from this filth. And – holiness people caved. If fb is a “picture” (excuse pun), many fb friends are either attending theaters grandpa & grandma fled, or are watching similar (worse?) on laptop or a screen attached to their wall. WE HAVE FALLEN! – 11/24/19

 

“God’s Word contains the best evidence of its own inspiration.”

– J Hudson Taylor

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Psa 118.29 +

Nov 23 – Psa 118.29 O give THANKS unto the LORD;

for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

“God is love & there is a sense in which a holy man can be said to be love.

He is like God…in patience, humility, self-control, purity of heart & love.”

– Samuel L Brengle

 

A ventriloquist performs a type of magic. He supposedly makes the doll on his lap speak, move its head, roll its eyes, etc. Sensible people know the doll is phony but the action/words give the appearance of magic. Christians do not need magic; it is satan’s attempt at the supernatural. Abstaining “…from all appearance of evil”(1Th 5.22) surely includes magic & relatives. A miracle, when God chooses to do one, is real. The devil’s imitation is faked. – 11/20/19

 

“God wants sanctified men.”

– Samuel L Brengle, /Helps to Holiness/

 

A Grandkid’s Thanks

Thank you God for ten fingers and my running toes,

Thank you for my two big ears and my runny nose.

Thank you for the hair on my head,

And for sentences my eyes have read,

Thanks for the words my tongue just said,

And thank You for my tummy–well fed.

 

Thank you for the good Mother of mine,

Who does my cloths and supper so fine.

Thank You God for my grand ole dad

Though at times he makes me sad

Spanking (he thinks I’m been bad!)

All other hours he makes me glad.

 

Thank You God for your Holy Bible,

Because by it our family is able,

To read the promises that are very old,

To hear the story of David so bold,

Be warned to be either hot or cold,

And read of parables which are ten-fold.

 

And Lord, I’d really be remiss,

(Image my grandchild saying this.)

If I forgot to thank You for

Gram and Gramp (wish they lived next door).

Thanks for cousins, aunts, uncles and more

Thanks for blessings, blessings galore.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! ! !

– eab 11/23/2000

 

[Its] almost impossible to get Christians to attend a service

where God is the only attraction.”

– A W Tozer

 

Are you a seeker after truth? As a youth I wasn’t frivolous (IMO), didn’t reject truth but probably wouldn’t have said I was a truth seeker. As I’ve aged (& hopefully matured) truth is more & more appealing. This can sound nigh-unto-noble. Watch that attitude. Because if one truly seeks truth, he may come around a corner & abruptly face a truth with which he is uncomfortable. Then – do we still seek truth? – 11/23/19

 

Gal 5.25

“If we live in the Spirit,

let us also walk in the Spirit.”

 

God can be worshipped in a formal church I suppose. I was raised without formality & feel no need of it. Give me a service in which God’s Spirit is sensed in prayer, His presence is welcomed & responded to during the singing of hymns, & He moves with unction upon testimonies & the preached Word. This freedom in the spirit only occurs when His children seek His face before the meeting, obey His leadings during the meeting, & give Him the glory afterward. Oh, that we might have more freedom. – 11/23/19

 

“What the sunshine is to that flower,

the Lord Jesus is to my soul.”

– Alfred Lord Tennyson > Was happy to read he said this. <

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Psa 118.1 +

Nov 22 – Psa 118.1 O give THANKS unto the LORD;

for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

 

19 of 47 “…Give ear; be not PROUD: for the LORD hath spoken”(Jer 13.15)

Psa 124.5 Then the PROUD waters had gone over our soul.

 

“It is easier to be a fanatic than a faithful soul because

there is something amazingly humbling…in being loyal to God.”

– Oswald Chambers

 

BE FREE

You’ve been bothered for a long time

By memories of a pre-teen/teenage crime.

You can confess it & on Christ believe.

A clean life you can TODAY receive.

O, be rid of satan, guilt, & sin’s cold slime. – eab, 11/20/19

 

“There is a passion for souls that does not spring from God

but from the desire to make converts to our point of view.”

– Oswald Chambers

 

ANY ONE wanting to contact me please use “messages” (2nd button right of “create”) on fb.

I do not open forwards, attachments, GIFs (find most of them childish) videos, nor messenger.

Your “please forward” stuff will not be forwarded. This is not meant in any way hard. I’m informing you. 11/22/19

 

Rev 21.23

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it:

for the glory of God did lighten it & the Lamb is the light thereof.”

 

“Learn to say ‘No.’

It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.”

– Charles Spurgeon

 

CALLED – D 11.) Nearly as soon as you (young man called to preach) let it be known that God wants you to preach you’ll hear, “A call to preach is a call to prepare” said perhaps in a sanctimonious way. Listen without saying a word or say as few words as possible. The statement itself is right, but the thinking is often prepare means Bible college. Some have benefited from a Bible school. But some of God’s best men have been schooled by the Blessed Holy Ghost. Do not be awed, to not be “shamed” into going to any of men’s schools. Be ready to prepare – One-on-one with God. He will lead you. – 11/19/19

 

“It would be terrible to believe in a future state.”

– Leo X, quoted by H. Taine, /History Eng.Lit./

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Psa 107.1 +

Nov 21 – Psa 107.1 O give THANKS unto the LORD, for he is good:

for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

“…He must have a definite, constant, joyful experience of God’s salvation

in order to save others.”

– Samuel L Brengle

 

Some should pray about going on a MUSIC fast (refrain from it). Your car CD player is running most of the time the engine is. Your play list has too much secular or “christian” rock/swing/pop on it. Modern songs aren’t all wrong (God has given eab several words/tunes in the last 50 yrs) but many are as shallow kiddy “pools.” Would you be willing to FAST music for the next two weeks or month? For Jesus? And – – – for the sake of drawing your soul closer to Him? – 11/18/19

 

“Joy can, & should be, cultivated, just as faith or any other fruit of the Spirit is cultivated

. . . Joy will convict sinners.”

– Samuel L Brengle

 

ALL LIARS

Those of you writing fake “News” that’s not quite true.

There’s a God above Who’s displeased with the lot of you

He knows that you have lied And – – – if you don’t decide

To confess (& that with speed) & to His Bible take true heed

In hell, you’ll have to reside. – eab, 11/21/19

 

“Judgment awaits us,

 judgment or revival…”

– Oswald J Smith

 

Why, ministerial brothers, do you try to be funny? Are you not getting new truths out of the Bible? Are you not seeing God (as you take your day off & hunt, fish, hike) in nature? Are you not reading an evangelical classic from 16th – 18th century or a holiness classic from 19th or 20th century? Why do you Want to be funny? (Thank God it’s a clean cartoon/joke/pun but, truth-be-known it’s shallow.) Better to not post (IMO) – – – as to be a preacher attempting humor. – 11/19/19

 

Heb 3.7-8a

“Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

“Harden not your hearts…”

 

*Appreciate solid i.e. truthful History (when it can separated from indoctrination) but don’t try to live in the past.

*Anticipate the Biblical Future, firmly dividing it from hollywood/disney/sci-fi “future” but don’t rush to it.

*Adventure into this day. Live this day: enjoy reading your Bible (spiritual food) & thank God for physical food. Be enthralled by God’s creation. Love your companionship or a child, adult, or a chance meeting with a stranger today. Live this day – ALL day long. – 11/18/19

 

“The Refiner is never far from the mouth of the furnace

 when His gold is in the fire.”

– Charles Spurgeon

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