Archive for March, 2023

Epj 2.9-10a +

Eph 2.9-10a

“Not of works, lest any man should boast.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus…”

“There is no fully life

than the life given fully to God.”

– G R French

Sequence: A date (place any month, day, year here you like) was not special.

Then Date suddenly became *unbelievably special – XYZ was born.

That Date remained special to him/her as long as he/she lived.

That Date retained its significance as long as a daughter or son of his, of her, lived.

Then Date slipped (almost) away for grandchildren, except as they may visit a family reunion.

SOON date (month, day, year you like) is no longer special – it’s RE-swallowed up in time. – 3/27/23

“We get in trouble when we do not take the Bible

[for] what it says.”

– G R French

HOME. [B.] Have strong locks (double locks?) on doors & all windows locked. If old windows with no (or poor) locks, drill a small hole in the wood where upper sash overlaps lower sash & put 8 penny nail in hole on both sides. Have curtain or blinds pulled at night (or when gone, or on side near a street) so no one can see what’s valuable; they may want to steal “out of sight/out of mind.” If you have shrub under windows make it very prickly so robbers will NOT want to hide in it. Think safety. – 3/28/23


An empty Womb means we’ve been born on earth.

An empty Tomb means we can have The New Birth.

Oh – How  *special* – how spiritually nice,

To be, in His Spirit Born. Here. Twice.

– eab,  3/30/19 

Someone presents a “new concept” (in person, social media, etc) & you find yourself “somewhat automatically” rejecting it. This is a good time to stop & ask yourself why. Why did I almost immediately throw up a defense? Did I base my opposition of it on the Bible? Do I have a true Biblical view or am I seeing God’s Book through glasses darkly shaded by “doctrinal” issues? Am I that closed to Light from Scripture? Or, did I reject said idea because of Who presented it? Eh? – 3/30/23

Joh 5.39

“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life:

& they are they which testify of me.”

“A Christian is not the kind if optimist

 who over looks reality.” 

– G R French

NOT RITE. As evangelicalism cools, as “holiness” churches move toward lukewarm-ness, there’s a tendency to use rituals & rites. (Spirituality is replaced by formality.) I hope this post interest’s you. Neither “ritual” nor “rituals” are in the Bible. The word “rite” is missing & “rites” is found once – back in the OT (Num 9.3). “Ceremony” is missing. “Ceremonies” is likewise found once – in that same Numbers spot. Our era (NT) has none of these. Hark!!! We aren’t OT followers; we’re NT Christians! – 3/30/23

“Success is the progressive fulfillment

 of the will of God for your life.”

– G R French

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Eph 2.8 +

Eph 2.8

“For by grace are ye saved through faith;

& that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”

“The value of holiness. Its presence is life –

its absence is eternal death.”

– R S Foster

NO “JESUS” PICTURE (con’t.)  God could’ve give one of the disciples the ability to invent photography. He didn’t. He could’ve inspired another to paint His pic (& then miraculously preserve said piece of “art” through the centuries. He didn’t. The Father wants you to see His Son through the Word Pics of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John (& others showing His character/love). You should NOT have a pic of Christ hanging in your home, In your church or In a Christian school. They ARE FALSE. – 3/26/23

“Faith…that mysterious hand by which the holy soul clings to God

amid temptation & so is kept from sin.”

– R S Foster

Don’t try to Save the world – you can’t. Don’t try to Save your native land – you can’t. Don’t try to Save your state or province – you can’t. Don’t try to Save your village – you can’t. Who CAN you make sure is Saved? You, Brother, You, Sister. Become a Christian. No, not in name only, but in flowing Joy; Holy Ghost Joy. Your Shining Life will shine in the village. Your Victorious Testimony may spread to the edge of state/province. Your Believing Prayers may reach the corners of the earth. Be Saved! – 3/27/23


Christ was truly the Rose

Between two thorns

And the only one who arose

In three nights & three morns.

– eab,  3/28/19

ROUGH ROAD [A.] Use cash (as opposed to credit cards). But use no more cash than you need to. eab, though acquainted with being tight with money, is no financial advisor. I do know One who can give you direction, for what may be a rocky road ahead. Pray before buying silver (then buy low ounce amounts) or buying gold (even smaller “coinage”). If God leads you to buy such, do; IF He doesn’t, do not. Father Knows Best. I write this because our fiat money may continue down till it is nearly worthless. – 3/28/23

2Ti 3.2

“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy”

“Am I holy…when I trade, when I mingle in debate & strife

 when I am chided & maligned, when I am off my guard…?” 

– R S Foster

HOME. [A.] Your house should look “plain jane” outside – may save on taxes, if society doesn’t fail; may save a break-in, if society does fail. Neatness & simple-ness are less expensive than “impress-the-neighbor-glamour” & less likely to attract thieves. Do not collect all the toys of earth. Period. But the “goodies” you do have, put them inside where you & “yours” can enjoy them – not outside for “bragging rights.” Siding, doors & roof can be strong & durable without looking expensive. Societies crumble. – 3/28/23

“They do not receive reproach with gentleness; no nor even reproof. Nay they are not able to bear contradiction without the appearance at least of resentment. If they are reproved or contradicted though mildly they do not take it well; they behave with more distance & reserve than they did before.”

– R S Foster

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Gal 6.7 +

Gal 6.7

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked:

for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

Take away the Bible & our warfare with oppression & infidelity & intemperance & impurity & crime is at an end: our weapons are wrested away–out foundation is removed–we have no authority to speak & no courage to act.”

– Wm Lloyd Garrison, quoted by Gilchrist Lawson

When a man has left the narrow way: 1.) He used to pastor a holiness church – now runs the program at a “community church,” 2.) He once taught at a holiness school – now is employed by a *lefty “holiness” or evangelical place, 3.) He was a holiness, foreign soil evangelist – now works ecumenically with “other christians” (with no emphasis on Living Holy) you should stop backing him. No more money, no more quoting his “sayings” nor speaking in your church, camp, youth camp. No exceptions – 3/21/23 

It is claimed that Geo. Muller…

read the Bible through more than 155 times…”

– Gilchrist Lawson

Greatest Builder vs. G C

Men will trust a fellow-man

To build a “dream home” to his plan;

So wide, so long, made of such;

Provided “turn key,” for $o much.

They discuss; then walk away

To return some pleasant, future day

Fully expecting their house to be

Created. Completed; specifically!

Oh, how much more to trust the Son

Who’s gone away to prepare us one.

One. Fine. Home. Beyond that star

It’ll exceed expectations, very far

Unlike a mortal builder, a “G. C.”

Christ will add details up to the “T.”

Personal tastes? He knows how to please

Sparing nothing – and – done without fee$.

Enjoy your home here with your kin,

But live so clean and holy within,

That you’ll be able soon to own

A mansion by the Greatest Builder ever known.

– eab,  3/27/17

HEADS UP  I do NOT name names on fb. 1.) I don’t want to hurt people (I DO pray for them by name). 2.) If I did name (I refuse to) they might not read it. Or 3.) Some one might step to their defense & cause problems. Or 4.) Another person may be guilty of the same sin but slide by – since *they weren’t named. For example: I might write of an *unnamed woman cutting her hair BUT God knows A.) Who else’s cutting on the sly or B.) Who wants but doesn’t – a Sin in God’s sight – He sees ALL carnality. – 3/23/23

“There are no songs to be compared to the songs of Zion, no orations equal to those of the Prophets & no politics equal to those the Scripture can teach…”

– John Milton, quoted by Gilchrist Lawson

NO “JESUS” PICTURE. The Holy Bible has no pencil or ink picture of Christ. NONE. This is on purpose. Companies who’ve printed Bibles with supposed “pictures” of Jesus should be utterly ashamed. Picture the Sea of Galilee. Show the shore of the Dead Sea. Have a shot of present day Jerusalem if you like. We KNOW how these look. If you want other un-questionable geographical scenes, proceed. Please produce no more so-called “pictures” of our Lord. They simply are NOT TRUE: They are FAKE. – 3/26/23

Exo 20.4

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing

that is in heaven above or…earth…or…in the water…”

Some try to show WHO they are by the vehicle they drive.  Others by the “chick” they date/marry.

Some attempt to reveal who they are by their house(s). Others by their “shining” terminal degree.

Some like the show WHO they are by where all they travel (&, perhaps, by how they arrive there).

Some will flash dollars to show wealth. Others throw big parties or fund big buildings as proof.

Thank God for those who don’t want you impressed by them — they want you following HIM! – 3/27/23

“…In the reign of Henry VIII an honest farmer

once gave a cart load of hay for one leaf of St. James Epistle in English…”

– Gilchrist Lawson

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Gal 5.22 – 23a

“ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:”

…I am persuaded that the translators of the Bible were masters of an English style

much fitter for that work than any we see in our present writings.”

– Jonathan Swift, quoted by Gilchrist Lawson

MATURING. Salvation is great & essential. Sanctification is wonderful & oh, so necessary (“…holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” Heb 12.14). God’s Perfection allows growth beyond these. You may ask, “If we’re filled at sanctification how can there be growth?” Mankind is not stagnant – we shrink or grow. As we move on with the Lord our vessels can hold MORE “love, joy, peace.” We can mature, then Mature more, & rising to heaven; who knows how much growth will be there.  – 3/22/23

There never was found in any age of the world either religion or law

that did so highly exalt the public good as the Bible.”

– Francis Bacon, quoted by Gilchrist Lawson

Here or There?

The next time you check your checking account,

You smile with delight – what a fine amount,

Or you frown, disappointed at the low count,

Remember, it all stays here.

The next time you survey all the surveyor agrees

Is yours to do with, Just. As. You. Please,

You’ve paid all taxes, paid on fees,

Remember, it all stays here.

The next time you sail on your sleek sailboat,

The wind in your hair, a “sea song” in your throat,

Taper the glee, turn down the wild sailor’s gloat,

Remember, it all stays here.

The next time you climb into you favorite fast car,

Or the other one that can travel on a gallon, so far,

Or the third that you polish and clean the least mar,

Remember, it all stays here.

“Here” is the place for toys: great, medium or small,

“Here” is the arena for games of chance, or of ball,

“Here” is the land for buildings spacious and tall,

‘Here” is where all the above stay.

There is, Thank God, beyond the blue clear,

Where the folly of all we’ve held so dear,

Will fully, honestly, in cheapness appear,

And life there is one grand, glorious Day.

There is a place where streets are made of gold,

A land where bodies and souls are never Sold,    
The hope of the holy – at the same time the bold.

The road to such serenity is called the Narrow Way.

Release your hold on fleeting toys of this short life,

Give in to God. Give help to men. Stop selfish strife.

Take your children, your siblings, your noble wife,

“You must be born again” & Friend, you also may!

– eab,  3/25/08

ILLUSTRATION. [see First, Second work, Maturing – above] Allow an earthy example. “Engagement” takes place when you stop dating ALL others & settle on one. You’re “saved” when you settle it to walk with Christ *alone. Marriage makes this “settle on one” final. Sanctification is similar to marriage. And allows an intimacy mere engagement didn’t allow. As all newly weds should find there are pleasures beyond the honeymoon. Adjustments yes but solid pleasures are found in a maturing marriage. – 3/22/23

“I never knew happiness till I found Christ as a Savior. 

Read the Bible; read the Bible.”

Wm Wilberforce, quoted by Gilchrist Lawson

Yrs ago we vacationed in some Northeast states & Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & PEI. One day in Boston I asked directions & was informed (in neat New England words) to “do a uey.” The Boston native was telling me to turn around & go the opposite direction. Friends – – – some of you are headed AWAY from heaven; please “do a uey.” God is not going to re-write His Gospels to suite your desire for the world & its sinful habits. You must turn around – God is NOT going to change. – 3/25/23

Act 14.15

“…We…preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God,

which made heaven & earth & the sea & all things that are therein:”

A number of former Peers, too many former Pupils, & several former Parishioners are religious but ARE NOT SAVED. (I hope you will acknowledge to God, who you are.) They’re missing two very important motivations: 1.) They have so little desire to be Holy. (Some think they “kinda, sorta,” want to go to heaven but not strongly enough to seek a Holy Heart.) 2.) They do not allow themselves to see how Firey & how Full of Memories (Christian Services when they could’ve prayed, etc.) hell will be. – 3/25/23 

“All the wonders of Greek civilization heaped together

are less wonderful than is the simple Book of Psalms…”

– Wm Gladstone, quoted by Gilchrist Lawson

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Gal 4.4

“But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son,

made of a woman, made under the law,”

“…Be always ready to own any fault

you have been in,”

– John Wesley, quoted by R S Foster

FIRST WORK. There’s a Work of Grace called Salvation. Thank God. This is also called the New Birth or being “Born Again.” It is the introductory step into Christianity provided by Christ, its Wonderful Founder. Many religions allow (even encourage) a degree of reformation but only the Blood of Jesus Christ makes it possible to become a New Creature. One is Born into the Family of God – it’s the only way IN. Do you, Friend live above sin? (Saints don’t sin, 1Jo 3.6.) Have you been Born Again? – 3/22/23

“You can live without holiness here

— you cannot hereafter.”

– R S Foster

SECOND WORK. As one walks in his light after he’s been Born Again, he’ll see that there IS another Work of Grace, labeled Sanctification. Holiness (another name for this experience) is entered by dying out to self – negatives as carnal anger, jealousy, pride, etc. – & allowing the Holy Ghost to remove them. With these (& other filth removed) the Spirit can now fill him with Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance. Have ye received the Holy Ghost? – 3/22/23


Christ is in the middle of the Trinity.

Christ’s life is in the middle of History.

Christ’s cross was in the middle of Calvary.

– eab, 3/24/18   

NEW IDEA. I’m at heart a teacher – may I tell you something? You see a post you don’t like: you CAN:  1.) Silently pass it by. [This is part of my life; I see so much compromise.]  2.) Write opposing it with Vigor. [There’s danger in knee-jerk reactions.]  3.) Decide to turn this idea over in your mind; old-timers might have said “sleep on it.” Just because you’ve never heard of such does NOT mean it’s wrong. Or because your pastor/christian sch. taught the opposite, does Not mean they were Biblical. – 3/24/23

1Jo 1.9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

& to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

“The value of holiness. Its presence is life

– its absence is eternal death.” 

– R S Foster

NEW IDEA (con’t.) #3 [above] is a good idea; turn it over in your mind. It could have weight tomorrow which it didn’t seem to have today. Bryan (or some other soul) writing truth might be right. Imagine. J

But Once – hear this – Once you’ve “spilled your guts” vigorously OPPOSING x, it’ll be hard to come on fb the next day & say “I was wrong.” Too few of us have the backbone to change after we’ve spouted an opposition. Better not slam an idea until you “sleep on it. “I was wrong” is hard to say. – 3/24/23

“Sin committed & depravity felt

are very different.”

– R S Foster

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Gal 2.20 +

Gal 2.20

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me & the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me & gave himself for me.”

“It [Christian perfection] is improvable …one perfected in love

may grow far swifter in grace than he did before.”

– John Wesley, quoted by R S Foster

Are you disciplined? Yes, I understand from time to time you allow yourself to step aside from a diet, a routine of discipline (as long as such “recess” doesn’t involve sin). I hope you have a measure of discipline. Can one have too much discipline? The answer is Yes. Doing things on time, every time can become a kind of “god.” You can PRIDE yourself in all your Do’s & Don’ts. Use discipline to be a better Christian but never allow yourself to worship “YOU” because you’re sooo disciplined. – 3/21/23

“In order that this soul may be holy…the willing & perfect servant…more is necessary than pardon; it must be cured of its abnormal condition…this is what is meant by regeneration.”

– R S Foster

“Go Green” “Going Green” – – –  cute sayings? Not to me though I recognize the alliteration. Cultists & those out to change the culture (Noticed the words “cult” & “culture” look related?) have been somewhat known for “hiding things in plane sight.” Is that what they’ve done with “Green”? The changes to supposedly “save the planet” have made some people (those pushing it) a lot of “greenbacks” i.e. a lot of money (AIU) (= As I Understand). It is Green for them. satan is the father of lies. – 3/21/23


Jesus wept – showing He had a heart.

Jesus slept on the boat, pillow a part.

Jesus kept His disciples from a watery grave.

Jesus leapt from tomb; He wasn’t death’s slave.

– eab,  March 2016

Suicide is SIN. If murder is sin (Who in their right mind says it is not?) it follows that Self-murder is sin. Happily the murderer can (if he will) repent & go to heaven. (Sadly the one he killed can’t – why murder is SOOooo wicked.) When one kills himself he is BOTH the murderer & the one murdered. Unlike the normal killer (who lives & therefore can repent) the suicide does not live – therefore he can’t repent. Do not become “soft” on suicide – it is sin!!!. satan lies about suicide. Come to the Lord. – 3/22/23

Exo 20.13

“Thou shalt not kill.”

“Have you  remembered how easy it is to construe

a mere infirmity of judgment or indiscretion of manner.” 

– R S Foster

ONCE SAVED-Always Saved is not Biblical. Not only however is it devilish, it has no parallel on earth. See list: 1.)Once young-Always young,  2.)Once a good student-Always a good student,  3.)Once pretty/handsome-Always pretty/handsome, 4.)Once athletic-Always athletic,  5.)Once married-Always married,  6.)Once employed-Always employed,  7.)Once well-Always well,  8.)Once rich-Always rich,  9.)Once a traveler-Always a traveler, 10.)Once alive-Always alive. There are NO parallels! – 3/22/23

“The blade differs from the full corn in the ear. It is the precursor of the corn, has identical

life in it which the corn has & the corn cannot be without it; but it is not the corn.”

– R S Foster

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2Co 12.9 +

2Co 12.9 And he said unto me,

“…My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly…

will I… glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

“Mr Wesley I reverence as the greatest minister I know but

would not follow Him one step farther than he follows Christ.”

– John Fletcher

Dear female Friend.  Do I see that your hair has gotten shorter? Are you ill? Is your body not doing its normal duty of Growing Hair? Have you talked to a chiropractor about this abnormal condition? Have you searched online for a cause that you naturally long hair is now so short? Or, OR have you cut your hair? Surely not! Surely you’ve not followed worldly, female acquaintances in compromising the Glory God wants on your head! That is sad. Please, PLEASE GOD – not your ungodly “friends.” – 3/20/23     

“…The word Belial in the original

signifies ‘without yoke.’”

– John Fletcher

White magic? Never accept it. “Innocent” magic or sleight of hand? Run from such. “Magician” is in the Bible once (Dan 2.10) followed by a similar word “astrologer.” “Magicians” occurs in 14 verses, all associated with evil & some connected to words like “sorcerers” “enchantments” & “soothsayers.” Do not, careful Christian, agree to having puppets in your VBS or Sun.Sch. class. A ventriloquist should never visit your youth camp/church – it’s sleight of hand & it’s DECEPTION. Reject ALL magic! – 3/20/23  


There is coming a day when

               All we have known,

               All we have grown,

               All we have sown,

Will be instantly sealed in place.

By His mercy

               We shall rise,

               Through His receding skies, 

               Having said our last “good byes,”

To meet, the first time, our Savior face to face.


               This land of trials and tears,

               This realm of sorrows and fears,

               This time of gossip and sneers,

Will forever slip down – down, out, and away.

And forever

               We will be privileged to be,

               With Him “who died for me,”

               And His glory we shall see,

In His land of light, love, and endless day!

– eab,  3/19/08

Earth is bigger than the pseudo-scientist boys want you to believe. (Too often they *act like they know.) Nor are the heavens are not as big as they say (they imagine a limitless “universe,” word not used until 1580s). Such diverse people as David, Israel’s most famous king, Isaiah & Daniel, two of the best OT prophets, & the Lord, Himself spoke of heaven having an “end.” It is very easy for me to take Scripture over the tired little theories of so-called “scientists” with heathen or cult-like connections. – 3/20/23

Heb 12.14

“Follow peace with all men & holiness,

without which no man shall see the Lord:”

“You can as soon meet with a man that never felt the wind or heard the sound thereof, as with one

that never felt the Divine breathing or heard the still small voice which we call the grace of God.” 

– John Fletcher

It’s the “holiness” school (pre-college, collegiate, post-college) that does NOT stress sanctification,   

It’s the “holiness” missionary organization which places NO emphasis on the holy i.e. the sanctified life,

It’s the “holiness” church in which pastor (NOR visiting evangelist) preaches often about the pure heart; which causes Jesus Christ sorrow & should take us to our knees. We need a HOLY awakening! – 3/20/23  

“…He works daily as a Prophet to enlighten you, as a Priest to make intercession for you, as a King to subdue your enemies, as a Redeemer to deliver you…& as a Savior to help you work out your own salvation…”

– John Fletcher

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2Co 10.12 +

2Co 10.12

“…They measuring themselves by themselves, &

comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”

“Sadducees, liberals of the NT,

Pharisees legalistic ones of the NT.”

– Paul W Finch

OT/NT differences – Several OT characters (Job & Abraham to name only two) were wealthy. Christ – the main Being of the NT had nowhere to lay His head: He preached from a Borrowed boat, rode a Borrowed burro, & was buried in a Borrowed tomb. Peter & those 1st generation followers were not rich. Paul, Barnabas & others (on the 2nd tier, if you will) aren’t recorded as having great possessions. Possessions are a mark of God’s blessing in the OT. That mark is missing in the NT.  – February 2023

“As doors seem to open & then close all along the great ‘hallway’ of this existence in distracting & beckoning succession, only the ones that the nail-scared hand of Christ with His entering gesture will lead to both present grace & ultimate glory.”

– Paul Finch, Jr.

I worship the most magnificent MAKER of All. (I hope you worship God Almighty too.) And I admire men & women who are makers, i.e. they “create” something of value, something of lasting worth, something which benefits them &/or their fellowman. God made man in His image. One of the clear ways man is “like” the Lord is in making objects – similar to God making heaven & earth. What do you make which benefits your wife/husband, or your child, or neighbors about you? – 2/24/23


I love it that God’s Creator,

I love it that He’s Divine;

I love it that God is Eternal,

But best of all He’s Father, yes, mine.

– eab, 3/18/19

When you love someone it gives you pleasure to do something for them. This is also true for Christians pleasing God. If one is a sinner, does it make them happy to do what makes God unhappy? (It seems it may.) or [Perhaps this is a dividing line between the sinner/backslider & the apostate.] That displeasing God does not delight the sinner (he puts what he wants to do – or “can’t keep from doing” ahead of God is not thrilled thereby to hurt God whereas the apostate delights to make God angry. – 3/7/23

Mat 6.6

“…When thou prayest, enter into thy closet & when thou hast shut thy door

pray to thy Father which is in secret; & thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

“…We think we should insult both his holiness & His omniscience if we did not believe that he could both forsee & foretell that Judas would be unfaitful without necessitating him to be so.” 

– John Fletcher

Where is YOUR prayer closet? [You do have one, don’t you?] Is it comfortable? Too comfortable (you fall asleep praying)? Perhaps you should move your praying-place to where you cannot see x? Should you find a locality where the neighbor’s noise is unable to reach you? Move your place of Private devotion rather than have your devotion to Christ diluted. He is worth you FULL attention. As a last resort buy a pair of ear protectors to muffle out the world – so you can better hear from God. – 3/18/23 

“…Ardent love cannot

but be zealously obedient.”

– John Fletcher

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2Co 6.17 +

2Co 6.17

“…Come out from among them & be ye separate, saith the Lord

& touch not the unclean thing; &I will receive you,”

The merchant is no longer to hoard up treasures on earth.  The soldier is not longer to fight for glory, the great scholar is no longer to pride himself in the depths of science; but they must all with one spirit ‘count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus.’

– Wm Law

PHONE. [C.] If you aren’t careful The Servant will rule you, instead of you ruling it. Phone rings – people answer. They pretty well Obey it. They should be listening to Dad or Mom – instead they’re listing / watching their Servant/Master. They should be hearing what their Husband/Wife is saying but they’re more interested in what Servant/Master is telling them. Go to waiting rooms, stand in lines & watch slaves *bowing to their Master. [BTW *you’ll have to stop looking at YOUR phone to see them.] March 2023 

God is to be glorified, holiness is to be practiced

& the spirit of Religion is to be the common spirit of every Christian…

– Wm Law


My Father has been, Is, & will be

When this earth is no more, nor the sea

When grass is gone & every last tree

And geese no longer form their flying vee;

My Father will continue to be “He.”

– eab,  3/17/19


God hears every bird that ever sings

And heard every bird that ever sung

From the tip-top branch to the lowest rung

From its first peep to the last rill begun

From morning bright to the even sun

He likes His feathery, flying things.

– eab,  3/17/19

REVIVAL [C.] Question – do evangelical & “holiness” churches want to see hardened sinners saved? Do we desire that youth (& some not so young) move up to being entirely sanctified? or [bear with me – – – this is a bit strong] or do we JUST wish to fulfill the *expectation for spring/fall “revivals”? Do our churches need an awakening or, OR will a few sermonetts & Special Singers with toe-tapping “music” do? Praying AND Obeying is the need of our day – whether we’re willing to admit it or not. – 3/14/22

…The more we conform to his will, the more we act according to his wisdom

& imitate his goodness by so much the more do we enjoy God…

– Wm Law

ACTING  [C.] “But – but – Bryan don’t you understand that acting (stage & movies) is a part of American life?” I do to a small extent but not as much as some of you, who’re addicted to TV. We should not accept *Playing *Acting *Pretending as normal for ANY adult – children do this. Please never say so-n-so is a good “actor.” Acting is a Farce. It’s False. A kid who does well in a church/school play may enter the dark world of hollywood/disney & be eternally LOST. Don’t go to ANY plays. Run from ALL acting. – 3/16/23

Act 17.24

“God that made the world & all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven

& earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;”

People sometimes speak of the Big Picture. Some may think they KNOW what the Big Picture is but have only glimpsed a small “corner” of it. Others see/know more about the Big Picture but still fail at grasping reality. There is truly only one Big Pic & that’s what God sees – He sees it e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y. God’s holy people are the sole humans (on earth) who come anywhere close to seeing the Big Pic & I have no doubt He limits what saints can see – we could not handle any thing near an unedited view. – 3/17/23

…Till the last trumpet calls him to judgment; where the inquiry will be how humbly, how devoutly, how purely, how meekly, how piously, how charitably, how heavenly we have spoken, thought & acted.

– Wm Law

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2Co 6.14 +

2Co 6.14

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:

for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”

“All that Calvary provided for us,

judgment will require from us.”

– Millard Downing

PHONE. [B.] Along came men (or companies of men) who made phone improvements. At least they called them such. And – – – for a while most of us agreed. Gradually the servant became The Servant. The phone bill became a monthly necessity. The place the phone played in life – life of the family, life of society, life of banking, etc. increased. Then (I’m an old man) there was “talk” of a phone upon which you could SEE the person to which you were speaking. The Servant became more Important. – 3/10/23 

“The dichotomy between clergy & laity with holiness attaching to the former

was formalized into a theological structure by Thomas Aquinas.

– Ray Dunning, PhD

ACTING  [B – con’t.] Parents please see acting is PLAYING. [Yes, I know baseball PLAYERS are playing also – that’s a separate subject.] A good parent tries to teach their child how to WORK. Working suggests making an object, or re-making it, or doing a chore people need done. Can your child make a little money doing this? Yes – hopefully. But it’s a poor Dad, a pitiful Mom who only wants their child to make money. Teach them being a Christian is FIRST & being a good worker is SECOND! – 3/13/23


The wonderful, great Master in the sky

Invites us to go with Him when we die

To a place Christ, who really knew,

Correctly called Paradise

Every man, woman, & child

By the Lord, so meek & mild

Above to where the thief flew

To be with Christ – Paradise.

Have you laid aside your every plan

Are you now doing all that you can

To rise unhindered, passing through

To forever & ever enjoy Paradise?

Please don’t brush these words aside

Christ is the One who did provide

For you and me, me and you;

He wonderfully shares His Paradise.

– eab,  3/23/18

REVIVAL [B.] Unlike Finney & Nash, moderns bring in a preacher & singer (not a Pray-er). Truth be known, no Special singers touch souls more (inside four walls or listening, on nice-weather nights, down a street) than a blessed CONGREGATION. Anointed congregations “lifting the roof” in “Love Divine” (C.Wesley), “At the Cross” (I.Watts), or “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (M.Luther) & others help prepare hearts for powerful prayer sessions & the delivery of God’s Word by His man-of-the-hour. – 3/14/23

Col 1.18

“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning,

the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

“He’s [Jesus Christ]

the final destination of my soul.” 

– Darwin Edwards

A “government virus,” attempts to disrupt food supplies, huge WDC corruption, bank “failures” (& more) clamor for attention (& we should be a little aware of them.) But Jesus Christ said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”(Joh 12.32). May God help me, may God help you, in word & deed to LIFT UP our Lord & His Wonderful Word. People need to see hope in this dark hour – their only hope of HOPE is our Lord. “O God, may your Light be seen in me.” – 3/16/23

“Forgive. Why?

So you can live.”

– Carl Eisenhart

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