Archive for December, 2022

PSA 139.23 +

Psa 139.23

“Search me, O God & know my heart:

 try me & know my thoughts:”

“To be proud of learning

is the greatest ignorance.”

– Jeremy Taylor

LADIES #4  Dear wife, sweet mother, You are needed at home. (Your husband needs to taper debt so “your income” is not needed.) We’ve lost too many daughters (in part) because mothers worked. This cycles up. A girl whose mom worked outside the home thinks its OK for her to also. A lad whose mom worked away from home sees it as natural & may pressure his new wife too. No. No. Teach daughters to read, cook, study the Bible, sew, pray, tend a garden. Be “keepers at home”(Tit 2.5). – 12/20/22 

“Whatever the sin-made world happens to be clamoring after at the moment

is cleverly shown to be the very thing the gospel offers only the religious product is better.”

– A W Tozer


Man has become his own god.

He thinks he’s the greatest.

He worships all that’s new,

And can’t wait for the latest.

He’s hung up on science

And its braggadocios strut,

From space-age electronics

To discoveries of King Tut.

– eab,  December  ’85

READING vs MOVIE #3.  The sentence (# 1 above) is about as bland as a 20 word sentence can be. I only raised 3 variables: car, bridge, door – all nouns. The variables could be expanded. Sentence could have included: lovers, or murder, or a holiday, or crime. Movies are controlling too many people & how they think (or do NOT think – just knee-jerk re-act). People are being fed warped stories. Societies are believing too much of what a screen “told” them; some of which is a lie. Minds are being controlled. – 12/26/22

“…If God spare my life ere many years I will cause a boy that driveth the plough,

shall know more of the Scripture than thou dost.”

Wm Tyndale (said to roman bishop)

LOOK UP #2. Man has made many inventions. We, as mere mortals, are tempted to see man as smart. Some of us are likely to like new “stuff” – a little too prone to admire a new electronic “gizmo,” some fresh “thing-a-m-jig.” The Bible uses the word “inventions” 5 times; 4 of those have negative contexts. Men (& too often satan, working with men) want you to get hooked on “toys.” At best unnecessary – at worst sinful gadgets. Stop looking down at screens so much. Look up! Enjoy the huge sky overhead. Today. – 12/29/22

Psa 19.1

“The heavens declare the glory of God;

& the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

DEBT. #1. Get out of debt. “That’s not possible.” I’m not a financial adviser nor do I claim to be a prophet but I STRONGLY urge you to *do all you can* to reduce/eliminate your debt. “If I sell my expensive (car, truck, house) I’ll take a loss.” Better (IMO) to take a 25%, 50% loss *now as to lose 100% *later. Pay off the credit cards.  Stop putting restaurant meals & weekly groceries on cards. “The rich ruleth over the poor & the borrower is servant to the lender”(Pro 22.7) IS. STILL. TRUE.! – 12/31/22

“Sin is a want of conformity to the law of God

[as] blindness is a want of sight…”

– Isaac Watts

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Psa 133.1 +

Psa 133.1

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

“The Refiner is never far from the mouth

of the furnace when His gold is in the fire.”

– Charles Spurgeon

READING vs MOVIE #2. If the same six people were to see the scene (above) on film: old reel-to-reel, TV, digitalized, the movie shows the car shape, paint tone, approximate age, shows the bridge color & exact attachment of the door to the barn. Your “imagination” is not needed. You six now think more alike (not perfectly but much more) alike than had you read the sentence. The movie “took over” your brain to that extent. Millions of people are now seeing the “same scenes;” being “Force Fed.” – 12/26/22 

“I mean that every man in my kingdom

shall have the right to be saved in his own way.”

– Frederick The Great

LINC – LINC [1]  

His hair was the color of new-mown straw,

His eyes were the color of ice in the thaw,

His cheeks were the color of a fresh pink rose,

And His teeth all stood in nice even rows.

I had a little kid.

He was the second in our family line.

He was “blessed” with a laugh just like mine.

He could eat like a man off a two-day fast;

And win my heart, the punishment past.

I had a little kid.

Lincoln Scarbrough Bryan was his full name;

Lincoln – that man of pure and honest fame,

Scarbrough – the maiden name of his NICE mom,

Bryan – the Irish ancestry that he came from.

I had a little kid.                                                                 

– eab, Apr. ’70 – Today is Lincoln’s BD

It’s sad when a man who attends an evangelical or holiness church becomes addicted to ball games – a leading god of sooo many secular men & women. This sadness could be said to deepen, when the guy who listens to, or watches the “ball-god,” not only attends church but sits on a board, teaches a Sun. Sch. class, superintends the dept., or leads music. Worse? Sadly, yes. Its worse when a minister (supposedly of “the gospel”) is devoted to the “ball-god.” You can NOT serve both God & the “ball-God”! – 12/27/22

“…It would be terrible to believe in a future state.

– Leo X (as recorded by H. Taine)H

NEEDY YOUTH #2. What is the most masculine thing about the lad? Try to strengthen this. Ask God for wisdom as to what type of work to teach him. I speak of literal hands-on, muscle-using work but also one that produces a product of value. He could work with wood, metal, pottery, electric, plumbing. If you have room (maybe someone will loan you space) to introduce him raising chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys. Seek until you find THE KEY to moving him toward being *fully masculine. Be patient. – 12/28/22

Psa 19.1

“The heavens declare the glory of God;

& the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

LOOK UP #1. The “Greatest Show on Earth” is not on earth. Not at all!  [Please pardon the use of “show,” it’s cheap – far too cheap for that to which I refer.] The greatest spectacle is overhead – look up. God made a sky dome far above us. It extends from horizon to horizon. It was there yesterday. It will be there tomorrow (you nor I may not be here to see God’s great dome but it’ll be there.). This wonderful sky is here NOW. Look up. Why look down when you can look up? And Give God the Glory! – 12/29/22 

“God’s Word contains the best evidence

of its own inspiration.”

– J Hudson Taylor

[1] second son, born 12/29/66, Christ Hospital, Cinci. Named for the greatest US President & mother’s maiden name.

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Psa 127.1 +

Psa 127.1

“Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it:

except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”

“The fact that a man is tempted is not proof that he is sinful…

unfelt trial is no trial & pain on mind…is no more sin than pain of body.”

– J A Wood

LADIES #3 Oh, how we need exemplary Moms & Grammas. Paul wrote: 3) “…Aged women…be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things

4) That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children

5) To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed”(Tit 2.3,4,5). Holiness/evangelical churches so need these ladies. NOW. – 12/20/22

“Christians begin to backslide when they feel it their duty &

see it their privilege to seek holiness & refuse to do it.

– J A Wood

READING vs MOVIE #1. You read a sentence: “An old car wound its way through the curves near the covering bridge & stopped by the large barn door.” Six readers reading this “see” six different scenes. “Old car” to one is not the same as “old car” to the next reader. The covered bridge to one is painted red – another reader sees the bridge “silver” (white or black). The barn door for one is hinged – for another reader it rides a track. Books allow YOU to see the scene *you* like. Books are wonderful. – 12/26/22 


God could have made the world and “walked”

Walked with, “Have a nice day.”

He could be distant (instead of watching every instant)

Interested, but not too much “as such.”

God could be somewhere in the “air”

Without a fraction of His face

Without a glimpse of His grace;

There, but always “in His place” (and never near)

He could be the ultimate “Player” in hide-n-seek

Impossible to find unless He wanted to be found

But God, joyful contrast, wanted us to see

Wanted/wants us to sense His presence

Ah, more than we do now,

So, in His interesting Book

He repeatedly shows us how.

– eab,  12/28/16

NOW HEAR THIS.  NOW HEAR THIS.  Don’t expect to find baseball diamonds in heaven. Nor football fields, or b.ball courts. [Nor, think such will be in hell, either.] satan is using the ball-god to distract souls. He does NOT want you to think about the Wonderful UPPER world nor the Burning lower world. Earth is only place so silly as to spend hours of time & multa-dollars on this trivia. Get some exercise? Yes. Be hooked on any professional sport? *Never. Stop the addiction while you can. – 12/27/22   

Luk 11.13

“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children:

how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

“Many people have lost the witness of the Spirit

by not pressing after a greater fullness.” 

– J A Wood

You have a choice: You can apply (through the precious Blood of Christ) to become a child of God. Or, Or – hear it – you can remain (after reaching accountability) a child of satan. You can’t be both. [Who in his right mind would even dream of such?] satan is doomed (please re-sing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”- M. Luther). God invites you into His world-wide, multi-cultural, multi-lingual family. It includes a few rich, many poor & can include you – – – before sunset, IF.YOU. WILL. OBEY. – 12/28/22

“Seeking the applause of men cherishes & gratifies human depravity

at the expense of divine displeasure.  It is gross idolatry.”

– J A Wood

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Psa 126.6 +

Psa 126.6

“He that goeth forth & weepeth, bearing precious seed,

shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

“Perennial revival is only possible where

there is continuous brokenness of heart.”

– Oswald J Smith

NEEDY YOUTH #1. You “inherit” a lad (step-son, grandson, nephew) who lacks masculinity. What do you do? Pray. – I’m deathly serious. If you aren’t as close to God as you should be, get alone with Him & get right – You’re going to need His help. After praying become very observant; Learn to listen. This chap may give you hints in words (said or left unsaid) as to why he’s not as male as you wish. You may feel trapped with this new “responsibility” (I think I understand). Look to Jesus, daily! – 12/22/22

“It is when there is no revival that it is difficult to get men

to enter the ministry or to go to the mission field…”

– Oswald J Smith


Today I sat in a cathedral – of oaks,

And watched the mighty sun,

Enter in devotion-like rays,

Before he began his run,

Of supplying ever welcome days.

His slants came through like so many spokes,

Light strokes, in the cathedral of oaks.             

– eab,  12/27/79

JOURNEY #3. “Bryan, you’re making a mountain of a molehill.” Please. Try to understand, I’m not “preaching” you *must join in this Word Journey – I’m INVITING you. Christ’s Words will survive earth (Mat 24.35 + Mar + Luk); would it not be better to have His words in our heads (therefore our vocabulary) than the words of a man? Be he ever so smart – or a group – be they ever so “doctored.” “Ocean” is another non-Biblical word. “Seas” is in 25 Bible vv & “sea” in 352 vv. – 12/23/22

“…We are rewarded for ‘the deeds done in the body.’

In other words we are rewarded only for what we do while we are still alive.

– Oswald J Smith

You’re not a reader – have never read a book through. Or, you’re a ferocious reader – of fiction or non-fiction: borrowed or owned, but have not read the Bible through. Change that (if you’re allowed to live all yr) in 2023. The Bible is the greatest Book in any language (if it was diligently translated). If you claim English as your native tongue or have so acquired a knowledge of English that you’re comfortable reading it, you own-it-to-yourself to read the Classis King James Bible. Read It in ‘23. – 12/26/22

3Jo 1.4

“I have no greater joy than to hear

that my children walk in truth.”

This is NOT a recommendation. Some may not have heard of GAB. Look it up, if you want an alternative in social media (or add a new platform). I joined GAB a yr ago today & haven’t been disappointed. Perfect? No. Freedom of speech? Yes. Just saw Tucker Carlson discussing Ye & the accusation about him. You should see, “Break from hollywood herd & you’ll be crushed” Nov 12, 2022. I encourage you to pray for the safety of both Tucker & Ye, who appear to be telling us truth. – 12/27/22

“You cannot take it with you

but we can send it ahead”

– Oswald J Smith

[1] Written in the steel stand (a deer stand in Georgia).

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Psa 126.5 +

Psa 126.5

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

“…Does not Calvinism or if you please falalism or necessitarianism

absolutely make God the author of sin…”

– John Fletcher

LADIES #2 If Jesus had wanted female Disciples He could have very easily commissioned two (or more). Paul draws a clear line. “Bryan, have you not heard a woman preacher?” As a 13-14 yr old I saw that a woman up front was a problem, though both my parents accepted women preachers. If, (& kindly, I mean IF) Miss “x” or Mrs “y” felt “called of God” to preach, I leave that between them & God. Let me stand with the example of Jesus & exposition of Paul. – Dec. 2022

“…Can the husband or the wife, have children alone?

Can free grace do human good works without human free will?

– John Fletcher

WORD JOURNEY #2 Another “word”? I’m moving away from “universe.” [Again, I’m not saying it’s a sin to say it, but a habit I’m seeking to break.] “Universe” according to one source has roots in Latin & a guy named Cicero; much newer than Genesis which so Classily states, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” “Heaven and earth” occur (“bumper-to-bumper”) in 31 Bible verses & in an additional 125 verses, un-connected. I like the Bible much better than Latin OR Cicero. – 12/23/22


In a world of withering, decay, & dark rot

There is God, Almighty God, who changes not,

Not ever has His Righteousness once veered.

He created plant, both smoothish & thorned

Made all the animals: clawed, hoofed, or horned.

And He may be obeyed & also kindly feared.

– eab,  12/26/22

If you are starting a farm & feel it wise to have “Plan B;” do as you think best. If you’re opening a new business & wish to have “Plan B;” may the Lord give you wisdom. If you getting married totally reject any/ALL suggestions from man or devil to have a “Plan B.” And – – – once married, never entertain the word “divorce” between your ears. Outside of Full & Free Salvation, the Christian Marriage is the best thing you can possible experience in this life. Be Kind. Enjoy! – 12/26/22

Gen 2.24

“Therefore shall a man leave his father & his mother

& shall cleave unto his wife: & they shall be one flesh.

“…If you take away free grace, how does God save the world?

And if you take away free will, how does he judge the world?” 

– John Fletcher

No man has ever exhausted the Riches in the Mine of God’s Word. Nor has any gathered all the Fruit from The Book’s vineyard & groves. No guy has fished the Bible so well it no longer has Fish in it. No fellow has ever pumped the Well of Scriptures dry. No soul has Gleaned all the Bible fields empty nor fallen all the high Timbers in God’s Big Word-Woods. The Book is fathomless. Sad? No. Wonderful. Mine, gather, fish, pump, glean, chop trees to your heart’s delight. He has more! – 12/26/22  

“…Man, a reasonable being & in that respect like God

is made FREE in his will…”

– Irenaeus quoted by John Fletcher

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Psa 122.1 +

Psa 122.1

“I was glad when they said unto me,

Let us go into the house of the LORD.”

I heard the bells on Christmas Day – 1 of 4
Their old, familiar carols play,
    And wild and sweet
    The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
    Had rolled along
    The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Young Lady #2 – a new young man is being friendly & you like it. Don’t go too fast. Is he the “life of the party”? Is he always cracking jokes? This desire to be the center of attention could “be a cover.” Inside, he maybe a needy young man. This humor (or attempt at it) may include other young ladies. And, sadly the desire to impress may not end at the wedding. Does he have a prayer life? Have you heard him talk to Jesus when he didn’t know you were hearing? Date that chap who prays. Give him your time. – 12/20/22 

“Till ringing, singing on its way, – 2 of 4
The world revolved from night to day,
    A voice, a chime,
    A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
    And with the sound
    The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Gift wrapped

The Gift God gave that Christmas morn

Was later pierced by spear and thorn.

It is a shame the Gift was torn,

That Gift God wrapped in flesh.

Give God the gift of your live heart.

Now’s the time toward heaven to start

Giving back to God; that is smart!

Give Him  you  wrapped in flesh.

– eab,  12/22/11

Home Sch. HANDICAP DAY #2. Possibly start with “broken” arm or leg. Guys can wear a knit shirt (girls a knit top) & over this you can tape light sticks (or plastic pipe) so that their elbow will not bend. Or if the leg, a PJ bottom can be worn & sticks or pipe taped so they can’t bend one knee. A catch can be placed over one eye. Or one/both ears can be covered so they are “hard-hearing.” This may see fun first hour or two but later will seem restrictive. (Be sensitive to a little child & allow shorter times.) – 12/21/22   

“It was as if an earthquake rent  – 3 of 4
The hearth-stones of a continent,
    And made forlorn
    The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
    “For hate is strong,
    And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You Sir, you Ma’am, have one(1) job on earth. It is to get YOU ready for heaven. You may save a million dollars, amass a million air miles, own a million cows, write a million pages or speak to a million people but if you fail to make YOUR Biblical preparations to meet God you are a failure, a colossal failure. You can prepare. I urge you to do this TODAY! – 12/23/22

Amos 4.12c

“…Prepare to meet thy God…”

WORD JOURNEY #1. eab is on a “journey.” [Come too if you like.] Years ago I started trying to break myself from saying “sunday’ (I slip occasionally – don’t think it’s a sin, but it’s a habit worth breaking). [Note: as I typed “sunday” my old laptop *corrected “s” to “S” I had to go back & change it.] I don’t worship the sun. I don’t like it that society pushes sun-worship. “Lord’s day” is in the Bible (Rev 1.10); “sunday” isn’t, Thank God – I love worshipping the Lord; not the sun He made. – 12/23/22  

“Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: – 4 of 4
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
    The Wrong shall fail,
    The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Psa 119.165 +

Psa 119.165

“Great peace have they which love thy law:

& nothing shall offend them.”

“…Perfect butterfly…3 wks ago it was a perfect aurelia, quietly sleeping in its silken tomb.

Some months before it was a perfect silkworm busily preparing…”

– John Fletcher

BUILD A BOAT #4 We make too little of the first Boat, that full YEAR on the water, the miracle of preservation of human life & of all those land/air animals. Praise God for Noah & his Ark. Be a Noah. Say No to the heathen world around you. Flee (in God’s way) their wide-spread influence. Impossible? Nay. satan would have you look at the task – God wants you “Looking unto Jesus.” – 12/15/22 

“…All Christian believers are, who either stand in it or press after it.

And if they do neither, we are ready to prove that they rank among fallen believers…

– John Fletcher

LADIES #1 A godly lady is limited but also unlimited. The lady living to please the New Testament is “limited” in that she isn’t to teach or preach to men (1Ti 2.12). (One thing tongues speaking groups have gotten SO wrong – but our careful Baptist friends do SO right.) The lady is Unlimited in prayer! She can pray for her husband & family, & should. She can intercede for her pastor & place of worship, & should. She can weep & pray for evangelists at home & abroad, & should. That is POWERFUL. – 12/20/22 


Twas the darkest of nights,

Far from village lights,

In a stable, lonely, forlorn;

That the Kings of kings,

The Brightest of “brights,”

Descended to be born.

– eab,  12/22/06

Young Lady #1 – a certain guy is showing an interest in you. Exciting? Yes, it can be. But be cautious. Does he drive a fancy car or jacked-up pickup? Some (if not most) who tool around in such crave attention. He may never outgrow this (carnal ?) desire to be seen or heard as he drives by. This could get old. On another side – have you heard him testify to being clearly saved? Sanctified? You may not “see” it yet, but listen – you want a husband who loves you but who actually loves God more! – 12/20/22

1Th 5.14

“…we exhort…warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded,

support the weak, be patient toward all

“…Whereas Calvinian bigotry indirectly sends to hell all those who shall not bow

to the doctrinal image which she calls Divine sovereignty…” 

– John Fletcher

Home Sch. HANDICAP DAY #1. Have one in spring & fall.” Allow youth to choose their type of handicap in spring. You keep record so that the one they select next fall is different. Have them “suffer” pretend handicap so they’ll have more sympathy with the next person they see who’s truly restricted in mobility or another field. Have student write a report (shorter for younger; longer, more detailed for older students). Handicap should be at least the length of sch. day, if not 24 hrs. – 12/21/22 

“…Predestination…represents God

as the author of sin.”

– John Fletcher

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Psa 119.105 +

Psa 119.105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet

& a light unto my path.”

“Mrs General Sherman said, “Virtuous women

ought to blush at the very mention of the dance.”

– A M Hill

Home school #5. (Youth garden con’t.) Selecting what plants to plant give perfect days to look at values of eating beans, garbanzo (chickpeas) lintels, peas. You can have youth experiment planting 3-4 varieties of beans (black, great northern, limas, pinto) all the same day. Keep a record of the day planted, the day sprouted, day bloomed, day of first picking & pounds of beans per variety. Same of course, can be done with tomatoes & other veggies they choose. This is “science class at its best.” – 12/8/22   

“Every soul that is ever damned,

some time resists the Holy Ghost for the last time

– A M Hill

BUILD A BOAT #3 Obviously, boats need to keep out water. A strong family keeps some habits out of the home (don’t, for example, allow dice in). Some homes are in horrible shape because they allow in waves of “music” (some so-called “christian”), waves of sports, waves of materialism; their boat sunk. Noah was surrounded by water (Gen 7.18-20). We’re surrounded by forces – which, if allowed would kill us – keep out the waves. Those boat walls & roof kept them safe. Jesus can us also. – 12/15/22    

>> Poem ? posted 2022 Bryan poem earlier in day

It’s nice that you stopped by my post. Thank You. If you care to click “like” do so. If not, its OK. Something of the thought (eab or a variety of holiness or evangelical men I try to quote) may come back to you later that day or that week. Then – you may not re-call where you read it (Not a problem.) but it may bless you or – if may send you to a praying place. eab is attempting to be the Lord’s Servant with on social media. If bad, blame Bryan (3 “Bs”). If good, Give God the Glory (3 “Gs’). – 12/20/22

2Co 12.20

“…lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes,

backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

“Heaven…is a condition,

a state of the heart no less than a place.” 

– A M Hill

It’s interesting that some who see eab posts almost never hit “like.” But when they see a post they dislike they say, “Blah, blah, blah” against it. Why? “Because Bryan, you come across so hard.” Can you not pray for me & pray that readers will understand? It may not be all that “hard.” SOMEONE MAY NEED THE VERY TRUTH which irked you. You should leave it un-tarnished. Simply move on. BTW, its not *that hard to do. Use discipline & “…As ye would that men should do to you, do ye…”(Luk 6.31). – 12/20/22

“Man is too godlike in his origin, too glorious in his destiny

to waste himself in a career of sin.”

– A M Hill

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*   K i n g    o f    k i n g s   *

King of kings – Jesus owns that Title, grand.

True in Asia, the largest mass of land,

That continent upon which He was born.

He came to save the farthest woman East

And every Asian between, rich or least 

When He came; Glorious, Bethlehem morn.

In Africa this same Title is true,

Which He saw with Mary, and Joseph too

(The other continent His young feet trod.)

He’s King from the northern tier, which spells M.A.L.E.

To the Good Cape, around which many sail

Africa is under the eye of God.

Europe has had a long, long list of kings

A few good guys – some horrid, creepy “things”

And though Christ never set foot on this place

His preachers preached His wonderful story

From Aegean shores to Alpine glory

Europe (through them) “saw” the King of king’s face.

Men true to the King of kings crossed the sea

North America “christian” came to be;

Freedom of Religion found a new spot.

Sinners also sailed the Atlantic main

Their hearts still bad; their heads partly insane.

Sadly, it’s now a place of health AND rot.

Christ’s King of kings in America South

From high Andes to the Amazon’s mouth;

In some realms more acknowledged than others.

Darwin tried to steal Ecuador’s west “lands”

Chuck’s long since dead – the King of king’s reign stands!

May Christ be King to more S. A. brothers.

In Australia also Christ’s King of kings:

Extreme east, far west, & in Alice Springs.

And in New Zealand’s isles, both South & North.

In fact, there’s not one atoll or beach speck

Which the King of kings does not “have in check”

Long past, now, forever. Yes – From. Hence. Forth.

He’s King of every continent man knows,

And every splash between, where a ship goes.

Friend, have you crowned Christ King, of your small life?

Give Him your problems. Give Him all your joys.

Give up the world’s “drama.” Give up its “toys.”

Only Christ has Peace in this world of strife. –  eab, 12/10/22

Blessings, Now & Ever,

The  Edgar  A  Bryans

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Psa 119.11 +

Psa 119.11

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart,

that I might not sin against thee.”

“You save an old man & you save a unit;

but save a boy & you save a multiplication table.”

– Gipsy Smith

Holy women know how to be & ARE modest. (If you see more of the body of Miss “x” or Mrs “y” than you should, its a mistake or she is not holy.) The woman who’s made up her mind to be wicked also knows what is modest & has chosen to be contrary. Sadly, there are women who are not holy (& yet do not see themselves as evil) who seem to NOT know when a neck it too low, a hem to high, or outfit too tight. May God give us more HOLY ladies. Such could bless church & the Kingdom of God. – Dec 2022

“If you are in with God

you are out with the world.

– Gipsy Smith

BUILD A BOAT #2 The Bible doesn’t say that Noah had to buy timbers – he probably did not but, with little doubt, he & sons (plus unknown, unnamed, unsaved labors) spent much labor cutting down, sizing, fitting wooden beams. Labor. Too many parents have tried to fix a family problem with money. Some situations are only fixed with a labor of love; time spent together. Learn to be friendly with your children. Be able to spent time peaceable. Prayer can do more than argument can. – 12/15/22


Mary, the carpenter’s wife,

Has been delivered of a Man child.

She conceived and then bore,

Heaven’s Seed and remained undefiled.

She gave birth in a peasant “home”

Of linage Royal and old.

Bearing her reproach she thus gave,

Divinity a fine human mold.

He came, He loved, He cried,

He walked by the azure sea side.

He cared, He worked,

He sought those who had never been taught.

He touched, He scattered, He plead.

The Holy Scriptures He read.

He stood, He bore, He died.

The Christ of Christmas, crucified.

– eab,  Dec. 1982   

God made the first individual some 6000 yrs ago. (Evolution is a lie.) God is the Greatest POSSIBLE Individual. He made Adam in His image, i.e. an individual. Never yield to “society” your Person. Even if (I hope you are never so!) imprisoned, don’t give up your individuality. “They may kill me.” I think (I don’t wish to speak brashly.) I understand that. If you’re a saint, death’s door opens up (on the other side) to Golden Streets. So – – – stay true to yourself AND to the Christ who gave you your Personhood. – 12/17/22

Luk 22.31

“…the Lord said, ‘Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you

that he may sift you as wheat:’

“If young converts wish to maintain their religious life strong fresh & secure,

they must throw the whole of themselves into it; they must hold nothing back.” 

– Gipsy Smith

One of the greatest “skills” you can have is Voice Recognition – be able to recognize the voice of the devil or Voice of God. God will not say, “This is satan talking to you.” But the devil may say, “This is God talking.” He lies. Oh Friend, learn the difference between these two. One of the best ways to know IS God’s voice is that It fits with the Bible. satan can quote Scripture (did, Matthew 4.6) – don’t be fooled by words out of contest. God’s Voice agrees with the general sense of Scripture. – 12/18/22 

“There are five Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John & the Christian.

 Most people will never read the first four.”

– Gipsy Smith

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