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2Pe 3.10

2Pe 3.10

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise

and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”

“God is to be glorified, holiness is to be practiced,

& the spirit of religion is to be the common spirit of every Christian…”  

– William Law

It is important that we distinguish between temptation & sin. They are not the same. (satan may confuse you if you get behind-light.) All saints are tempted while still on earth – no saint is tempted in heaven. No saint sins in either earth or heaven. If he/she slips & sins, Thank God, “we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous”(1Jo 2.1). If your are sorely tempted satan will accuse you of sinning. No. Sin is when you yield to the temptation, not when you’re merely tempted. Keep the faith. – 9/29/21

“For as great as the power of the world is, it is all built on a blind obedience

& we need only open our eyes to get rid of its power.”

– William Law

How much did you pray before your church invited Bro X to be pastor? “But I wasn’t on the search committee” (or) “I’m not on the board.” Thank God, you don’t HAVE to have an official position to pray. (And, yes, the Lord can open/close doors as well with your prayers as the men on the board.) So – how much did you pray? A new man will tend to bring in HIS friends to fill the pulpit when he’s gone, HIS friends to preach special services. You need the right man EVERY time for your church. PRAY. – 10/13/21

player vs. prayer

It is said (semi-sanctimonious nod)

A sport makes a “team player.”

When the man often close to God

Is a solitary, lonely, Pray-er.

– eab, October 2011

One of the most dangerous places a backsliding person can go is to a “gospel sing.” You know you’re doing what you shouldn’t be, but in that singing hand-clapping atmosphere you feel better. satan then, unless you are mighty careful, will convince you that you’re OK “Remember how you felt that night?” By contrast, a backslider in a service where true holiness is sung & preached doesn’t feel better; he feels worse. Backslidden Friend, Please return to God & to a true walk with Him. Today. – 10/15/21

“True faith is the most wonderful thing in the world.”

– Samuel L Brengle

Eph 5.18

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;

but be filled with the Spirit”

Education is TOO often a substitute for the Holy Ghost. The indwelling Holy Spirit gives heavenly Authority. When a man refuses to be emptied of himself & then filled with the Holy Ghost (or when he’s busy “here & there” & looses the Spirit) he may move toward the earthy authority of “Dr” – there’s a world of difference. Some holy men have had some earthly schooling. Too many church men have had too much worldly education – – – & even touted it. – 10/15/21

“What is this fire? It is love…faith…hope…passion, purpose, determination…devotion. 

It is a divine discontent with formality, ceremonialism, lukewarmness…noise…”
– Samuel L Brengle

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