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Archive for May 31st, 2021

1Ki 18.37 +

1Ki 18.37

“Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God

& that thou hast turned their heart back again.”

“If young converts wish to maintain their religious life strong, fresh, and secure, they must throw the whole of themselves into it; they must hold nothing back.”

– Gipsy Smith

One of the best preparation for becoming a Christian is to have been raised in a home where Dad was loving but firm. And (even if Dad was not a follower of Christ) he was consistent in his stand. There were certain places you were not to go, certain words which if he heard you say brought a immediate action & when he said “no” it was no. There was no begging him out of it. If you did not have such a home, ask God to help you & your wife to create such a preparation place for your kids. – 5/28/21     

“There are five Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John & the Christian.

Most people will never read the first four.”

– Gipsy Smith
You can spend a life-time studying this or that (supposed) alternative translations to the Bible – yes, an entire life. Or, OR, hear it, you can spend your life studying the Greatest Classic of all Classical Literature, the Authorized Version. I hope the choice is obvious: spreading your attention across scores of substitute “bibles” not sure who, what, or when, to believe this change or that, OR going daily to study & study in depth, the Book that has blessed literally millions of English readers across centuries & continents. – 5/29/21    

SIGHT

You may have the “best of sight”

And yet not see;

Because you lack light,

Light – which shows reality.

– eab, 5/31/18

“Don’t confuse me with the facts, my mind’s made up” (heard this yrs ago; don’t know to whom to credit it). Sadly too many don’t want the facts; They want to continue doing as they’ve done, trying to “believe” as they’ve been believing. They do NOT want awakened – And. Yet. Death. Comes. Apace. – May 2021

“The devil has two occupations to which he applies himself incessantly &

which are t foundation stone of his kingdom – lying & murder.

– Martin Luther

Pro 14.14

“The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways…”

Backsliding is – for almost everyone – a process. Time in the “Prayer Closet” gets shorter. You give in a little on *this.* Then `that` doesn’t seem so wrong. Your kids want to go *here,* then #there# does not appear much worse. Time in prayer isn’t as sweet as it was. Modestly is given-up 1 – 2 inches at a time. The devil hopes you won’t notice. But God’s very aware that you’re sliding. Can you get back to God? Yes – hopefully. But I urge you to come back NOW. There’s no record Felix ever found a “convenient season” (Act 24.25) Come BACK, Brother, Come BACK Sister. – 5/31/21 

“Our songs & psalms sorely vex

& grieve the devil…

– Martin Luther

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