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Archive for September 16th, 2021

Heb 13.4 +

Heb 13.4

“Marriage is honorable in all & the bed undefiled:

but whoremongers & adulterers God will judge.”

The secret of success in Christ’s Kingdom

is the ability to pray.” 

– E M Bounds

The goal is living in full Fellowship with Christ (now/forever) – don’t take your eyes off of Him. satan will try to distract with sight, with sound, with smells, tastes & touch – don’t let him. BTW satan, powerful as he is, can NOT keep you from a close walk with Christ unless you consent. Don’t. Increase your devotional time. “Can’t.” Pardon me sir, ma’am you Can – If. You. Want. To. “You don’t know my schedule.” True – but imagine you die in the next 24. Drop something. Spend more time with Him. – 9/15/21

“The conditions of prayer are well ordered & clear —

abiding in Christ; in His name.” 

– E M Bounds

The holy lady does not want to be noticed. An unholy woman wants you to fawn over her dress & her matching scarf, purse & shoes. She’s spent a lot of time (or money on a hairdresser) & therefore wants to reap the oohs & aahs her hair “deserves.” And, yes, she may be a preacher or deacon’s wife & have pride in her heart. Please, “sister” ask God for a humility which will help His Kingdom now & will help you miss hell, later. – 9/15/21

MINE        

I claimed it, I owed it;  it was mine!

That mountain of ponderosa pine,

That spread of sage and crested-wheat grass

That cluster of boards and nails known as a house

That orchid of fruit I’d call “world class.”

I paid the taxes, held the title

To rolling pastures green to the line

To cattle and horses and sheep so fine

To full-headed, golden, bearded wheat

It belongs to me and you can’t take it away

Uh – What did you say?

You say that another soon will own

These bottom lands my hand has sown?

You say I won’t sell it or give it away

Instead I’ll simply leave it here when I sigh

That final sigh and quickly die

Another!  Imagine that!

Another will sit where I’ve sat and look o’er these fields

And claim them his and gripe or brag about their yields

And then like me he also will slip

Beyond the sound of human lip

And, leave as I will, his all behind

His ALL, unless he will the Savior find.             

– eab,  September 1995

How much did you pray before you brought in that drama team? That singer “with baggage”? That speaker whose 1st wife is forgotten in the glamour of his 2nd marriage? That youth speaker who spoke recently for a left-wing group (therefore he may not Name sin)? That well-known preacher who’s likely to give his 6-7 cut-&-dried sermons & may not agonize over what truth your dying congregation needs? Pastor – hear it – no man/group should be in your pulpit unless God’s leads. – 9/16/21  

Heb 13.12

“Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood,

suffered without the gate.”

“Discipleship without Jesus Christ is a way of our own choosing.  It may be the ideal way. 

It may even lead to martyrdom but it is devoid of all promise.  Jesus will certainly reject it.” 

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christian, Praise God, you’re on top. The nation has changed & may get worse. The world (we’re more connected than I wish) has changed & may get worse. Above I typed “Christian.” I don’t refer to a church-goer. I don’t mean a hypocrite. The true follower of Christ is on top. He/she is ready to die. When things worsen you have God upon which to rely. If jobs disappear or money gets more inflated or fuel is gone or food scarce God is a “very present help”(Psa 46.1). Draw closer, Saint, draw closer. – 9/16/21

Only he who believes is obedient &

only he who is obedient believes.” 

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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