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Job 28.28

“And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom

& to depart from evil is understanding.”

 

When you, Yes you, make up your mind to believe something; When you purposely ferret out all doubt, When you’ve convinced yourself 100%, there’s no one who can change you. Even when you insist that Green is Brown, Up is Down, that Good is Bad, when its obvious to your right-believing-friends that you’re wrong, you can still believe what you will. PLEASE, Oh, deceived friend don’t reach such a point. Read your Bible. Ask God to enlighten you. Beg Him to restore your Sight & good sense. There’s hope but, frankly, it’s a slim hope unless you purposely leave the lying paths. – 7/29/20

 

“There is a God-shaped blank within each one of us.”

– H G Wells, quoted by Leonard Ravenhill

 

Ma’am, if you’re married & you’re not married to your BEST friend, I feel sorry for your husband. No, you may not be able to discuss baking or clothes with him but you can discuss the important things of live. Sir, if you’re married & you’re not married to your BEST friend, I feel sorry for your wife. You may not want to discuss hunting tips with her or the best brand of wheat seed but you can share the important stuff. -7/30/20

 

“God does not want partnership with us but ownership of us.”

– Leonard Ravenhill

 

TIME – ETERNITY

Time is sliced into various divisions;

Each has it use, by man’s reasons.

Nanosecond, second, minute, hour,

Hold time in its swift fleeting power

“Tardes” PM, night, AM, noon,

Come once a day, passing away soon.

A week seems long at its starting peak,

Tumbles across time, disappears as weak.

A month – who could ask for anything more?

Vacation’s soon gone – back to the store.

Months are grouped and make a stack

Called a year – what a giant sack.

Then years find themselves in a fade

Tied together in a progressing decade.

Ten years is (again) a time beginning long

Ending it seems, as a passing song.

Fifty years, imagine, wedding-to-now

“Not so long.” Celebrants would allow.

Most have no memory a century in length,

Few have such body/mind strength,

But time stops not at the century mark,

Ten centuries, a millennium, bright or stark.

And only six millennia or so

Takes us back to Adam’s “bite” of woe.

And then, resting our toes on the brink

Of eternity (b-e-f-o-r-e), What do you think?

Forever stretching backward, beyond that first day,

Eternity is a chasm that stretches way far away.

Man’s units of time, his slices so neat,

Find not place in that “land,” find not food or drink.

Time is never tangible, it’s elusive at best;

Eternity (future), dreaded or loved, is the test.

Eternity is decided by what man does within time.

Make it blessed, Friend, through Christ; make it sublime.

– eab, July 2011

 

Some man moves up in “said” organization because of his personality. Another gains popularity because of his speaking ability. A third man becomes well-known because he can sing. Oh, that we had more men rise to leadership because they are men with solid lives of prayer. Sinners can have “plus” personalities, can “preach,” can sing, but a man who truly prays is our need in leadership. – 7/30/20

 

“Holy Ghost will only honor testimony

where He is extolled higher than the testifier.”

– Ken Rice

 

1Co 1.21

“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,

it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

 

Preaching is not a little part of the Holiness church – It. Is. Central. Hymn singing has its place – can lend to a worshipful atmosphere. A sincere testimony (not Miss Dry, not Mr Dusty) also is fine. And, of course, praying in the Spirit – oh, how welcome the prayers of saintswho can “pull heaven & earth” together. But, ah, the preached Word. Properly prayed over, properly prepared, & properly presented – that, friend is central, that defines the Holiness church. – 7/31/20

 

“Holiness seed never rots.

Plant it and it will grow.”

– Buddy  Robinson

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