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Luk 12.40 +

Luk 12.40

“Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh

 at an hour when ye think not.

“…The worship of the intellect—an idolatry

as deadly to spiritual progress as the worship of images…

– Wm J Bryan

OTHER SIDE. Perhaps you’ve never thought about the idea. Or you think you “thought” about it – & settled it yrs ago. When someone places a post which requires you to think, you have a knee-jerk-reaction. “No, that can’t be right” & proceed to “school” the poster. Please, Sis, Please Bro. TAKE 24 before firing off a rebuttal. If after “chewing” on it, picking it up & ACTUALLY looking at the other side, if after prayer, you might not rebuke it or if so, do it with milder words. – 7/5/22

Love of money is probably more responsible for modern wars

than any other one cause…the blood of many being shed to enrich a few.”

– Wm J Bryan


A near tree in shades of grayish-brown

Far trees dressed in summer’s green gown,

A quiet, damp July cool morn

Without screech of steel or blare of horn.

Lord’s Day – that most special of days

Set aside from commerce or hot labor ways

Breakfast over – a pleasant sweet repast

A maroon recliner made for decades to last.

A “visit” with a prophet: major, Minor, Amos

Speaking things which didn’t make him famous.

Thank you, Lord, for this “island” of Joy

For this retired, content, old country boy.

– eab  7/17/22

Given a century (more or less) every relative you have will be in Heaven or Hell. The “nice” neighbor you really like & the one who tries your patience will be Above or Below. All faces you see on fb (other social media), all faces you see at a store/gas station, all faces you see at church will be forever Joyful or forever Sad (wishing they’d “never been born”). This is not fun to read. Nor is pleasant to type but Brother/Sister, we need to see reality. Life Is Short. “…Prepare to meet thy God…”(Amo 4.12) – 7/12/22

“There is more science in the twenty-fourth verse

of the first chapter of Genesis…than in all Darwin wrote.”

– Wm J Bryan

God can use the un-schooled man (& has many times) When. He. Is. Holy. A man may see his need of being sanctified, be unwilling to Fully Surrender & yet want (“thinks” he does) God to use him. What does he do? At times, thank God, he may wisely re-consider & become sanctified holy. The lesser man may take the easier route – Education. There’s such a danger that Degrees end up as substitutes (poor ones) for “holiness of heart.”  >> Church needing a pastor <<  – – –  do not call the unsanctified. – 7/13/22

Eph 5.18

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;

but be filled with the Spirit”

LOVE NOT THE WORLD – Some love the World’s Music. They adore “pickin’ & grinnin” – If the Holy Ghost lays His hand on it – cast it from you! Others like “Big Band Sound.” When the Spirit says “no” to this, you say “yes” to Him. Never listen to it again. Some crave “rink-a-dink” (yes, even in “holiness” meetings) – you may have to die out to fast music to please God. To a saint WORDS are far more important than “notes.” Heaven may well have music, but it WILL NOT BE THIS WORLD’S TRASH. – 7/17/22

“…Self—the most popular

of all the false gods…”

– Wm J Bryan

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