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Zec 4.6

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”

“Temperance is the management

of the allowed.”

– Donald Winter

Have you learned a new word today? There’s a sense in which education can be summed-up in one word: *WORDS*. Learning a new Word, What it means, How to use it in context, What its correct pronunciation(s) is & How to spell it, is largely what education “is all about.” The well-educated person doesn’t use all the words he/she knows, doesn’t “show off” their vocabulary (God hates pride) but they do know a lot about the world of Words. BTW Words can be learned in or OUT of school. – 5/3/22

“Conscious confidence (faith) &

conscious rebellion cannot co-exist.”

– J A Wood

Are YOU the song leader at your house of worship? Do you pray before (hours perhaps before) each service for direction which songs to sing? Do you keep a list of the songs as you sing them (so you’re not signing your favorites every other month or so)? Do you like the old Watts, Wesley & “What’s his name” hymns? If you’ve moving away from the holy hymns allow me to encourage you to return. There’s such a depth to many old British & early American hymns! Please sing them. – 5/3/22

God is Good

God is Good – a simple but phenomenal truth.

God was Good before we, in the least, understood

God is Good in each high, low & mid neighborhood

God will be Good to all who believe (as we all should)

God is Good – known to the dullest sleuth.

God is Good when we flatly do not understand

God is Good on the highest ridge or single peak

God is Good at sea even when our ship has a leak

God is Good to the nastiest, “lowest-down sneak”

God is Good in the deepest valley known to man.

God is Good when we our parents “make us mad”

God is Good when we KNOW Mom is clearly wrong

God is Good when Dad has ruined our cheeper song

God is Good when school has us going “bing” “bong”

God is Good when we’re sure things have gone bad.

God is Good – trust Him, you can trust Him, Friend

God is Good – He sees your battle from the top

God is Good – He’ll tell satan when he has to stop

God is Good – sow the right seed, He’ll bring a crop.

God is Good – trust Him day & night to the very end.

– eab,  5/4/19 

DOCTOR. Some who push “doctor degrees” may bring up; Moses, Paul, Luther, Wesley. Let’s look at them. The 1st two (IMO) had close to what moderns call a PhD, Luther had a ThD, & Wesley an MA, from Oxford. WOW? Easy! Moses received his Egyptian education BEFORE he met God at the burning bush. Paul got his BEFORE his road to Damascus. Luther was doctored BEFORE he saw “the just shall live by faith.” Wesley’s high degree was BEFORE Aldersgate experience. WOW again? Yes. – 5/3/22

1Pe 1.15

“But as he which hath called you is holy,

so be ye holy in all manner of conversation”

“Many people have lost the witness of the Spirit

by not pressing after a greater fullness.”  

– J A Wood

The most effective pastor is the sanctified pastor. The most effective evangelist is the Holy Ghost filled evangelist. Do not try to substitute education (a little or a lot) for His presence. Do not try to place “scholarship” instead of the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. AND the most effective pastor & evangelist’s wife is the lady full of the Holy Spirit. “O, God, please give us more sanctified men & women in our parsonages.” We need a might wave of purity in our congregations & pulpits. – 5/4/22

“God did not give us a little bit of His love…He gave us all that He had

& since God is love, He had plenty to give.”

– Reuben Zeigler

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