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Psa 37.5 +

Psa 37.5

“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him

& he shall bring it to pass.”

“Faith justifies

not as a work,

nor as a quality,

nor as knowledge,

but as assent of the will and

firm confidence in the mercy of God.”

– Martin Luther

SCHOOLING at HOME – GRAMMAR  If you are like many of us, you need help in grammar & therefore need help in teaching it to your child.  As a Christian I encourage you to pray about this. It is important for your child to grasp the basic “building blocks” of his language. If ON THE OTHER hand you have a grasp (even if it’s just a part here or a bit there) please consider posting Grammar Helps on fb or other social media. Home-schoolers helping Home-schooling – What a beautiful thing! – Oct. 2022

“…The devil’s cunning…if he cannot hurt by persecuting & destroying,

he doth it under color of correcting & building up.

– Martin Luther

WIND IN ROCKY PINES

Wind can whisper the slightest sound [1]

Wind can sing as it floats around

Wind can shout in bursts of noise

Or shout like angry, arguing boys.

– eab, 10/29/18

PAST TENSE

Once he was saved, once he had no doubt

Jesus was inside, satan was without.

But sin & self drug him back to “the before.”

He knew Jesus – but knows Him no more.

– eab,  10/29/18

Some hearts (even some raised in solid, Christian homes, sadly) want the world. God honors the Free Will (which He created) & allows a rebel heart to “enjoy” the world for X yrs, months & then the world ends (for that soul). BTW – every soul going Heaven-ward is happy to flee the corrupt world BUT every soul in hell would love to return to this world (here is where they could have repeated & didn’t). The hearts that Want God get to have Him Here & Hereafter forever. Come back, rebel, Please come back. – 10/29/22

“…Where the fear of God is not,

there can be no thirsting for grace or life.”

– Martin Luther

GOD’S MEN #1. Paul, writing under Holy inspiration spoke of 5 categories of ministers: 1.) Apostles  2.) Prophets  3.) Evangelists  4.) Pastors  5.) Teachers. These are (IMO) arranged in descending order. I doubt anyone alive who can correctly be called “Apostle” (flee the guy who calls himself one). It’s been my privilege to have been a student of one or more great men. I have also been a peer (albeit much younger) of some more great men. I question I’ve known a man worthy of the Title Apostle. – 10/30/22

2Co 4.2

“But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty,

not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully…”

Preacher Brother, it’s not your job to bring in singing groups (“big name” or PR) for people to be entertained. Nor is it your job to provide worldly, rainbow-colored Daily Vacation Bible Schools nor ball teams. Nor Brother is it your job to start your sermon off with jokes or have a funny story (you’d call it an “illustration” middle-sermon). Preach the WORD. Let it not be said (at your funeral) “he was the funniest preacher I ever heard” but rather “He handled Bible Truth with care.” – 10/31/22

“…Where the Holy Ghost dwelleth,

he will not suffer a man to be idle.  ”

– Martin Luther


[1] Written sitting on the western side of Dark Canyon on Elcendro’s (6 section) ranch, NM.

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Psa 37.4 +

Psa 37.4

“Delight thyself also in the LORD;

& he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

“A foreigner won’t likely invest in real estate…he doesn’t intend to stay

…picture of the Christian & his lack of interest in earthly values.”

– L D Wilcox

HAVE YOU MET JESUS? #2  Please Friend, O, Please meet the TRUE Jesus. Sadly there is “another Jesus” (2Co 11.4) being preached. He (a false “christ”) allows his followers to keep sin in their life. he allows rock/semi-rock music in the false churches. Some pastors may know that they’re leading men astray, others are themselves deceived. Do not go to huge churches (popular “christianity”) expecting to meet the True Christ. Their love for the world makes Him unwelcome in their services. – 10/25/22

“Man’s departure from God was voluntary;

his return must likewise be voluntary.

– L D Wilcox

FINAL FLIGHT

The soul is now preparing for its firm and final flight;

To plunge, to fall, to slip into the endless realm of night,

Or to soar, to climb, to lift, into the glorious light.

That soul, my Friend, is yours.

To choose is a God-given “right.”

Forsake sin, choose Christ

Who’ll make heaven a constant delight.

Flee the devil’s coming doom,

Where flame and fear both affright.

The Blood at Calvary spilt,

Has not lost it bright, mighty might.   

– eab,  10/29/06

A child, niece/nephew, neighbor, grandchild, who loved the world – as evidenced by what they wore, where they went, words they said – dies. It’s very natural to hope they went to heaven. I urge, oh, how I URGE for the sake of those still living, be very watchful of your words. You dare not give the living ANY false hope of the deceased being Above. It seems (increasingly?) “easy for all the dead to go to heaven” – Did God lower the entrance requirements? You KNOW God did not. Don’t you try. – Oct  2022  

“The term  original sin  was

 a term first used by the Calvinists…”

– L D Wilcox

Be grateful for every vestige of liberty we have left as a nation (we haven’t much). Be praying for Liberty in your house of worship. There was a time holiness churches were KNOWN for their liberty. Liberty to testify. Liberty to start a chorus or song. Liberty to say “Amen.” It is presently unknown if our land can/will have again the liberty we once knew. But if you will obediently pray God wants to restore liberty to mind Him within the walls of your church & home. Spiritual Liberty is the best! – 10/28/22

1Jo 2.17

“…The world passeth away & the lust thereof:

but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

“Oh, Gramp” (or Dad, Pastor Bryan, Uncle Edgar, Mr Bryan, Edgar – whatever you call me) “You don’t want me to go ‘there,’ you frown on me doing ‘that’ – you don’t want me to be happy!” Pardon me, but I DO WANT you to be “happy” (a rather cheap word but I’ll use it here). I don’t want this filthy world’s “fun” to Blind & keep you occupied until you die. I want you to awaken, to flee this failing world – I DO want you to be supremely “HAPPY” in Heaven. That is the best, the highest Happiness. – 10/29/22

“He [man] is free to choose how he will act, but

he is not free to choose the results of this action.”

– L D Wilcox

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Psa 34.1 +

Psa 34.1

“I will bless the LORD at all times:

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Bacon in his instruction tells us that the scientific student ought not to be as the ant, who gathers merely, nor as the spider who spins from her own bowels, but rather as the bee who both gathers & produces…

– Michael Faraday

HAVE YOU MET JESUS? You can know a man’s name, know it well; have heard him speak, have read his book but not know him. This is especially true about Jesus. His name is widely known in western cultures. You may have attended church & heard Him “speak” to you (or felt He spoke to you in the woods) & hopefully you have read some of His Book. None of these will save you. You, Friend must MEET Jesus. There’s wonderful news – He wants to meet you. Stop running from Him. – 10/25/22  

“Speculations? I have none. I am resting on certainties. I know whom I have believed & am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

– Michael Faraday

PRAYER CLOSET – #2 WHY? “Why” is important enough to have a separate post. Can God work without your prayers? Of course. He was working in the OT, in the NT, working in the reformation. Why does He invite us to “Pray ye…the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest”(Luk 10.2)?  A.) God wants others to be saved.  B.) God is allowing insignificant-you & not-worth-mentioning me to PARTNER with Him. Oh, how very magnanimous of God! – 10/26/22     

POSSESSION (song)

Slain before the foundation of the earth, 

               What a plan!

Four thousand years in the making,  

               What an age!

And the price to the Creator, Was His life, 

               What a cost!

This great plan of salvation,

Is this world’s best Possession!        

– eab,  Oct. 1973  

FALSE #2 What are signs of a False minister? 1.) A False preacher is not True to the Bible about sin.  Christ said “Go and sin NO MORE”(Joh 8.11, emphasis-eab). 2.) A False pastor isn’t True to the Bible about holiness (Please review the Fruit of the Spirit, Gal 5.22-23a). 3.) A False preacher is not True to the Bible on worldliness (often worldliness shows up in his wife’s appearance & his at-home-children. 

4.) And sadly too many times the False is not even True to his wife. Watch for signs. – 10/26/22

Mat 7.15

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing

but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

I am, I hope, very thankful that in the withdrawal of the powers & things of life, the good hope is left with me, which makes the contemplation of death a comfort – not a fear. Such peace is alone the gift of God & as it is He who gives it, why should we be afraid? His unspeakable gift in His beloved Son is the ground of no doubtful hope…” 

– Michael Faraday

Q.“What is the chief end of man?” A.“Man’s chief end is to glorify God & to enjoy Him forever.” eab is not fond of catechisms but I find these lines (Westminster Catechism) worth knowing & contemplating. Sinners don’t glorify God – ask God to convert you from a sinner to a saint. Carnal Christians don’t glorify God as fully as those with the old-man eradicated – seek Him for a holy heart. Does your buying/selling, Your playing/watching sports, Your selfishness, Glorify God? You know the answer. – 10/28/22

I shall be with Christ

& that is enough.

– Michael Faraday, His last words.

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PSA 27.14 +

Psa 27.14

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage & he shall strengthen thine heart:

wait, I say, on the LORD.”

“When the soul is wed to obedience,

the child is faith.”

– H E Darnell

YOU HOME SCHOOL? #3 Looking for a special project? Maybe a “semi-independent study” for an older child in geography? There are several I could suggest: 1.) An in-depth study of an entire continent. 2.) A study of the islands of the world – this is much bigger than it may sound – A.] Largest 25 or  B.] Islands which are countries (in & of themselves) or  C.] Islands belonging to one continent or  D.] Islands owned by one country (Chile, for example, has 5919 islands – 2324 inhabited). – 10/24/22

“Faith will annihilate fret or

fret will annihilate faith.

– C W Ruth

We have the Good Bible to read

Its maxims to do, and heed,

But its greater glad story

About the Lord of glory

Is best for our daily feed.

– eab,  10/27/05

PRAYER CLOSET – *WHO to pray for? Friends & yes, enemies. *WHAT should be paramount in prayer? The Harvest of Souls (Luk 10.2) (Please do not pray for the health of some non-essential animal/plant.) *WHERE should you pray? If at all possible, pray Alone – a secret closet is a wonderful place to be one on ONE with the Creator. (Do we begin to grasp how GREAT this is?) *WHEN should you pray? First thing in the day (or middle of night) – an hour when you’re rested & not pressed for time. – 10/25/22     

“A present tense faith

will bring a present tense victory.”

– C W Ruth

Dad, Mom, Grandparent – what are you thinking? If you stand by & smile as your daughter (granddaughter) gets paint put on her check or forehead, what are you going to say if next yr she wants to make her check more “rosy” (“powder” we used to all it – an imitation of “blushing”) or her lips more red? Stop this Worldly painting of faces, Please. And No, neither son nor daughter should look like a dog or cat. Humans are God’s Crowning Creation. Please do not lower that child. THINK. – 10/26/22

Gen 1.27

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him

male & female created he them.”

God made Adam. He made him an individual & arranged that he & Eve produce other individuals. The world’s been populated by a man & wife having individuals (with an occasional multiple-birth). Men (often, less-than-saints) force other men into armies, coax them into working groups, encourage them into teams. Men are thus de-personalized “Do it for the team.” They frequently do this for the “benefit” of king, company, college. GOD, by contrast, made individuality. Fight.  To.  Keep.  It! – 10/27/22  

“Faith is to the soul

what your breath is to the body.”

– C W Ruth

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Psa 27.1 +

Psa 27.1

“The LORD is my light & my salvation; whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

“Some wish to live within the sound of Church or Chapel bell;

I want to run a Rescue Shop within a yard of hell.”

– C T Studd

There’s a difference between being nice to, speaking kindly to, & becoming “Buddy-Buddy with.” We’re to love enemies but that doesn’t mean we lower standards of dress or conduct to make them “comfortable.” Nor go with them to places of ill repute. When you see “holiness preacher” BFF with a man who used-to-be holiness, do NOT hire him as pastor or evangelist. When a “holiness preacher” is encouraging a man to go left, to teach/preach/publish in leftish circles, avoid him. He is dangerous. – August 2022

If Jesus Christ be God & died for me,

then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”

– C T Studd

HYMNS 2. Hymns by their very nature are songs. Allow me to remind you, they’re the Best, the very BEST songs of all. Period. Why? Because they’re about HIM (not exactly a “play-on-words” but their sound tends to pull them together). When we stop singing about HIM we move downward. Any subject less than God the Father, God the Son, & God the Holy Ghost is a step down. A pastor or song-leader who’s leading a church away from Hymns is leading them wrong. Please, come back to HIM. – 10/17/22     

ENJOY

Enjoy it once more

Enjoy what?

The rich forest floor.

Richness in the woods?

Oh, yes, it has all kinds of “goods”

But I digress from the store

Found – this is so neat

Riches at the walker’s feet

Look. See that leaf is crimson

(a tint so very winsome).

That next is gold in color

Note a brown one & this other.

But richness is not confined to tones

(Tones of tints that is);

There is the audio tone – the sound

Of the leave as it found the ground.

Love the rustle of the leaves as they fall.

Fall is the greatest season of them all.

– eab,  10/25/22

Enjoy something every DAY. Do not wait for “x” (birthday, anniversary, a holiday, vacation, day off) to be joyful – be full of joy THIS DAY. I’m not fond of the word “celebrate” (maybe I see it over-used) but let me use it here. Celebrate the flavor of the breakfast food (even if it came out of a box). Celebrate the way the sun came through the window (or if it’s rainy enjoy the slant & rhythm it has). Celebrate the nice walk or drive to work. Enjoy a conversation. Live Life! Thank God for e.v.e.r.y. day – 10/25/22

1Co 2.14

“…The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

“What is it worth to possess the riches of the world,

when a man comes to face Eternity?” 

– C T Studd

FALSE #1 Has God given you discernment? If Yes, thank Him. If No, ask Him for it. Caution – I wouldn’t ask God for full-fledged discernment – that could be a heavy load. But you need the amount of Holy Insight He wants you to have. Do NOT take it lightly that the NT speaks of False apostles (twice), False brethren (twice), False Christs (1 time), False prophets (7 times), & False teachers (once). It’s very possible that you know or are under the influence from a modern-day False prophet/teacher. Watch Out. – 10/26/22

“Only one life, ‘twill soon be past,

Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

– C T Studd

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Psa 24.4 +

Psa 24.4

“He that hath clean hands & a pure heart; who hath not

lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.”

“The man who will not act until he knows all,

will never act at all.”

– Jim Elliot

If a word – regardless of what the “word” is – is not in the Bible (I speak of the Classic Authorized) it’s fair to examine *said word. Is it automatically wrong to use? Not necessarily. Men have added modern words (mechanical, medical, etc.) but the fact that “word” is not included (IMO) opens it to questioning. “What’s the point?” Christians use (thoughtlessly, perhaps?) “universe” (from Latin & Cicero). God’s Word uses “Heaven and Earth” (over 30 times). I like God’s words better than Cicero’s – 10/10/22        

Unwillingness to accept God’s ‘way of escape’ from temptation,

frightens me what a rebel yet resides within.”

– Jim Elliot

HYMNS. 1. The first hymns were Psalms (as I understand). Later a few men/women began to write verses speaking the deep struggles & high hopes of their walk with God. Some of these began to be sung in their house of worship. Later a man (poet or at least a man who appreciated poetry) collected these lines of verse. Some of the early “hymnals” mere where multiplied pages of poems without one note of music. This is strange to the modern mind, but they held the meat of songful worship. – 10/17/22 

LIKE WATER JARS

When God finds a man who’s willing

And hungry for holy filling

He fills him, like water jars, up to the brim!

God is never known for failing,

Nor “short,” nor unavailing,

When a man is sold  all out  to Him.

– eab,  10/22/08

Do not allow satan the slightest foothold in your home. This means, among several things, avoiding devilish “halloween” with any of its hideous trappings. Your house should have no sheets hanging from trees (supposed ghost), no “skeletons” resting on you porch, no huge “spider” & its pretend “web” on shrubbery, no jack-o-lantern (why would you waste a good pumpkin?), no witch “splattered” into an electric pole. Please, even if you are not YET a christian avoid such satanic connections. – 10/24/22

Deu 18.10

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

“A man without Christ has his roots only in his own times

& his fruits as well.” 

– Jim Elliot

Dear Ladies. Be feminine! Please dress like a Lady. I beg you wear your glorious hair as a classy Lady. Walk like a Lady. Talk just as a Lady should & does. Your family will like it. Your church will appreciate it. Your feeble nation needs it. “God, give us more Ladies: As single women (young or not so young), As wives-to-be, As wives, As mothers-to-be, As mothers, As grandmas & great grams.” – 10/24/22

“Faith makes life so even, gives one such confidence,

that the words of men are as wind.”

– Jim Elliot

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Psa 24.3 +

Psa 24.3

“Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD?

or who shall stand in his holy place?”

“If you have at anytime thought, spoke or acted wrongly, be not backward to acknowledge it.

Never dream that this will hurt the cause of God; no. It will farther it.”

– John Wesley

backsliding 5. The last is equally sad – Periodicals can backslide. It may’ve started as a B&W (black & white) 4-pager. The founding man may have sacrificed to even mail it. He was able to make it 8 pages, then 16, but it retained its holiness message & simply B&W. A new editor(s) came or funding was found & it added color to its cover. Too soon the articles were less strong. Holiness seemed to fade. The periodical stopped or modulated into merely a “christian” voice. Sadly, we lost another holiness paper. – 10/17/22   

“Mr. Wesley says SECOND REST, because an imperfect believer

enjoys a 1st inferior rest, if he did not he would be no believer.

– John Fletcher

Thou art God

What little I know about thee I love

And look forward to knowing more above

Thou art holy articulate, complete

Everything about you is absolutely “neat”

Thou art God.

Magnificent, Wonderful, full of highest Awe

Father is the greatest name (to me) of all

The highest, the holiest

Creator, Sanctifier, Lord of all lords

No name or title is too great for Thee

Immortal, Invisible, Divine

Lovely & Lovable, infinite, Sublime

Counselor, Beyond man’s understanding

Eternal, past, present, Everlasting

“Mighty” is too small, Almighty, Lord of all

King, Monarch of earth & Sky & Sea

And all that in them Be.

– eab,  10/23/19  

HOME SCH – GEOGRAPHY 3-9 [one per continent] work at students learning the Currency, Export, Foods (top 3), Mountain (or main River), Religions (top 3) of each country. These will again help your child (& you) “…Pray…the Lord of the Harvest…that He would send forth laborers…”(Luk 10.2). Currency-as compared to US $,  Export-what they made & sell,  Food-their stables,  Mountain-most famous peak or water course,  Religions-the % of people who follow that belief. Geography is real. – 10/18/22

“…Of course sin must end with our bodily life.”

– John Fletcher

When you worship the God of Heaven & Earth, you want your child to do this also. Want your child to see how great He is, to see His glory & you go where you hope they will Feel His glory. BUT when you worship the gods of sports you take your child to their arenas. You want them to see how great the gods of sports are. You try to get them to see your gods as you do. Sad, Sad, Sad. – 10/22/22

Rev 15.4

“Who shall not fear thee, O Lord & glorify thy name? for thou only art holy:

for all nations shall come & worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.,”

If you Hate & love it that you hate – you’re a SINNER. If you Hate but are sorry that you do, you’re an awakened Sinner (sinning is not “fun” anymore for the awakened soul). If Hate is suppressed so it’s no longer evident, you’re possibly saved. (Yes, there is suppression – not as a sanctified person, but until.) Praise God, all Hatred can be eradicated from your heart. You can be purified by the Holy Spirit till the person you once Hated, you now love. Hallelujah. O friend, be done with Hatred! – 10/23/22   

“…John the Baptist was undoubtedly perfect

according to his own dispensation.”

– John Fletcher

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Psa 23.5 +

Psa 23.5

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”

“You have been trying to purify the streams

but have neglected the fountain.”

– Jesse T Peck

backsliding 4.  how about denominations; surely they don’t lose out with God – – – or do they? The more organized a cluster of congregations, the more tightly a “superintendent” “president” or (“big-wig” whatever title) controls them (it seems) the faster they can fall. Congregations grow & unless there’s adequate humility, pride grows with that. Bigger buildings follow (& those in “better” part of town). Soon the pastor is “Dr.” So-n-So & the denomination slides into satan’s camp far too easily. – 10/17/22

“How many hardened sinners have commenced to pray without conscious emotion & been presently bathed in tears.  How many cold in religion have been warmed & revived in answer to prayer.

– Jesse T Peck

HOLY FIRE

Where, Oh where, is your heart’s desire?

Is it based on earthly things?

Or would you like God’s Holy Fire

More than man’s changing trends and flings?

Is religion tied to a spire

Is it a sheer church-i-ness

God will still give His Holy Fire

The choice? His, OR your “rightness.”

Has church lifted you from sin’s mire?

Do you still sin every day?

Heavenly, Holy, burning Fire

Will lead you off that *broad way.

Are your preachers men for low hire

Glued to mere “church-ianity”

Pray, pray for Holy, Living Fire

Yes, in our own century.

Some pastors build their own empire,

Held up by rites and rituals.

God can do more with Holy Fire

Than men with games and “visuals.”

God’s still looking for those who tire

Of glitz, cheap glamour, and show.

He’ll do more with Holy Fire

Than any personality “glow.”

Old satan has his false wildfire

Based on emotional strings.

But God’s own, true, heavenly Fire

Is above such shallow things.

Horns, drums, and clapping can inspire

Shallow feelings – that’s for sure.

But the heart of pure, Living Fire

Is a Life constantly pure!  

I urge you, change your deep desire;

Leave the Broad Way Church behind.

Settle it – you’ll have Holy Fire.

Don’t accept another kind!

– eab, Oct. 2005

DAD. Teach your son the skill you know (or once knew & have lost for lack of practice). Teach him How to hold that tool, When to apply the pressure, How much twist (or torque) to use, How to know when he’s done it right (or when its faulty & need redone). If there’s a job you wish YOU knew how to do, be willing that you 2 (son & you) learn it together. Learn that new (or very OLD but useful) hand skill. Know some things, some jobs you (& your son) can do *without electricity. Do this now!!! – Oct 2022

“Have you felt the risings of self, of anger, of pride, of an unholy

ambition for distinction, for wealth, for power?”

– Jesse T Peck

You’ve perhaps heard, “He’s sure enough of his masculinity to wear pink.” Oh? Why would a MAN even consider a pink (or purple) shirt? I don’t like to see a male: 8, 12, 16 (any age) wear pink. (I may not be as sure of “so-n-so” masculinity as he *thinks* he is – satan is slick.) In an age of males trying to be “girls” (& girls attempted to be “boys”) it’s only WISE to stay away from colors (& clothing) which some sicko may see as a signal that this *guy is “available.” [P.S. This is aimed at no one.] – Oct. 2022

1Co 6.9

“…Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,

nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,”

“Be careful for nothing…”(Php 4.6). God does not want His children to be anxious. The devil, by horrible contrast, uses anxiety & today is perhaps using it more than since the Garden of Eden. When you are anxious or full of care(s) you’re easier for satan (& his men) to move: to do things you should not, buy what you don’t need, form harmful “friendships” (or break long-term, beneficial friendships) – satan will ruin you using anxiousness. Flee to Christ & allow His Peace to become your Peace. – 10/21/22 

“…All rivalry of God within you

is not only to be conquered but totally eradicated.”

– Jesse T Peck

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Psa 23.3 +

Psa 23.3

“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths

 of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

“We are the ambassadors to eternity in the courts of time,

& it is our business to permeate the courts of time with the atmosphere of eternity.”

– Duncan Campbell

You can’t help who your physical dad was. He may have been great; a fellow whom you admired. Or (sadly) he may have been a man you were ashamed to own as “dad.” Harken. You (because of the awesome gift of Calvary) have a 100% choice about your Spiritual Father or father. You can select the Creator of Heaven & Earth as your Father. If you do *not, fallen satan is your father (“…Ye are of [your] father the devil…”Joh 8.44). Please come (or come back) to God, the Father. Today! – 9/29/22

Revival must ever be related to holiness,

true revival is a revival of holiness.” 

– Duncan Campbell

backsliding 2. It also sad to see a church backslide. Before the pastor stepped into pulpit, saints were kneeling between pews. Once the service started, it rang with singing of holy hymns. A sister might shout, a brother might take to the aisles. Then – – – a coolness came. Perhaps it was a change of pastors (or probably sadder, when the pastor/wife changed). Prayer is now more formal. Testimonies are rare. The holy atmosphere has lifted. Oh, the sorrow when a local, holiness church becomes a worldly church. – 10/17/22

The great gift

The great gift is not the sun, rising to bless the sea,

The great gift is not wild geese swift in their sky-high vee,

The great gift is not thunder, clapping on canyon wall,

The great gift is not sequoia, sentinelly tall,

The great gift is not sands shaped by winds, hurrying home,

The great gift is not barnyard fowl crowing, nor his comb,

The great gift is not speech, as great as free speech may be.

The greater gift is the God-like WILL – willing to be free.

– eab,  10/13/10

The other day I was helping at a friend’s house, who owns a blind dog. The poor canine heard small noises I was making, sensed something was different, & barked but he didn’t know at what he was responding. Sin blinds its slaves (if they could see, they’d seek to be free). Some are a little aware (sadly, many nearly unaware) that something is happening & may sense something BIG seems ready to break on their heads. Alas, they’re blind. Live pure, Christian. Help sinners SEE as you can. – 10/18/22

Eph 4.18

“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God

through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart

“It is the signature of the Holy Ghost upon our work

& witness that makes all the difference.” 

– Duncan Campbell

HOME SCH – GEOGRAPHY #1 – Continents. It’s important your child know the earth on which they live. It’s important that he, as a Christian, grasp geography as a basis for Praying for Missions. As the principal & teacher of this paramount subject how much emphasis you place on continents & islands is 100% your call (I urge you to increase your personal interest so you can help your child). By Population they are: 1. Asia  2.) Africa  3.) Europe  4.) North America  5.) South America  6.) Australia/Oceania. – 10/18/22 

“Today, we have a Christianity made easy as an accommodation to an age that is unwilling to face the implication of Calvary & the gospel of ‘simply believism’ has produced a harvest of professions which have done untold harm to the cause of Christ.”

– Duncan Campbell

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Psa 23.1-2 +

Psa 23.1-2

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.”

“But one night, after I had been in great distress praying about this, I went to sleep & at one o’clock in the morning suddenly I was waked up out of my sleep & I found myself with unspeakable joy & awe in the very presence of the Almighty God. And for the space of four hours I was privileged to speak face to face with Him as a man speaks face to face with a friend. At five o’clock it seemed to me as if I again returned to earth.

– Evan Roberts

DISCIPLE 5. Jesus Christ is spoken of as being meek (Mat 11.29); He wants us therefore to have MEEKNESS. A non-christian might equate meekness with weakness. Nay. It takes a great deal of strength to stand but stand un-angered. The final Fruit of the Spirit is TEMPERANCE. Among other things, it’s the ability to be moderate. Food? Yes. Sleep? Yes. The list could include about anything you wished to add except Loving God. Mastery requires being temperate (1Co 9.25). – 10/12/22

“Get the Church right with God & then He will work through the Church on the unsaved. “Bend the Church & save the world,” is the watchword of this revival.

– Evan Roberts

He’s with us

Man’s walk is short, at the longest length.

His way is weak, at its strongest strength.

Birth and schooling, and marriage and death

Breeze by.  We run, are soon out of breath,

What looked so distant when we were young,

(Our road was untried, our song unsung)

Clambers up, levels, clatters down hill.

Take the walks, pop vitamins at will

Age still comes. No matter how you “feel,”

Gray hair, wrinkles, glasses are all real.

But don’t worry.  Yield to God your ways,

He’s with us.  He’s the Ancient of Days!

– eab,   10/13/10

backsliding  1. One of earth’s saddest sights is seeing a person sliding, back-sliding, dropping into sin. Once they were Born Again. Once they had a shine to their face, a joy in their voice, a walk of confidence with God. Then – – – a cloud moved in & THEY allowed it to stay. [No one, No One has to backslide.] Please backup. Please apologize. Please make that restitution. Please come back to full & free fellowship with The Father! Backsliding is sad to see. Restoration is wonderful for all! – 10/17/22

Is there anything doubtful in your life? Do away with it. Otherwise, there cannot be any joy in your heart. Self-denial is one of the first essentials of the religion of Christ.

– Evan Roberts

My sincere thanks to those of you who post “Scripture” from another translation & TELL readers it is “xyz” (instead of the Authorized Version). You are doing the right thing. You are being honest with us & I thank you. When I see someone post “Scripture” (not Classic KJV) I’m tempted to add the true translation belong the post but out of respect to you, I do not. Be honest about the Bible, Friend, O be honest.

– 10/17/22

Rev 22.19

“…If any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life & out of the holy city & from the things which are written in this book.”

BIBLES THAT ARE DIFFERENT *ARE. NOT. THE. SAME. That’s basic logic. Stop fooling yourself that a lesser “translation” is the same as the King James. I don’t know that satan loves anything but if he does, he must love the cheapened “bibles.” They’re like faulty maps (GPS, if you like) supposedly leading right but in reality leading you LEFT. Stop listening to a “scholar” here or there & recognize that tens of 1000s? NO. Hundreds of 1000s have made heaven using this Classic Bible. – 10/17/22

“What we need is a fresh vision of the Cross. And may that mighty, all-embracing love of His be no longer a fitful, wavering influence in our lives, but the ruling passion of our souls.”

– Evan Roberts

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