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Psa 1.4 +

Psa 1.4

“The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff

which the wind driveth away.”

 

“Let us, therefore, foresake the vanity of the crowd & their false teachings

& turn back to the word delivered to us from the beginning.”

– Polycarp

 

Someday you will post your last post (pic, meme, personal commentary). It could be today. Why not make what you post today one that glorifies God, exults the Son of God, & can receive the blessing of the Spirit of God. Today’s could be the post for which you’ll be remembered. Amen?!? Ouch!?! – 7/30/20

 

“That which I have preached I will seal with my blood.” Sheriff, “Thou art a heretic.” Rogers responded, “That shall be known at the Day of Judgment.” Sheriff, “I will never pray for thee.”

“But I will pray for you” Rogers responded,

– John Rogers, 2/4/1555  

 

Please do not use “the crusades” as an excuse, if you’re leaning toward “its my christian duty to fight.” From what I’ve read about those charades, they were almost anything-but-christian. “What would Jesus do?” may’ve been over-used or you may consider it trite but if you think Jesus killed to “defend His rights” or some land you’re reading a different NT (New Testament) than I am. Don’t let anyone talk you into killing anyone. – 8/4/20

 

NO PLACE

Carnivals, fairs, the circus, the race

At such worldly spots the saint has no place.

They titillate, they engage the carnal mind;

Gladly Believers leave them far behind,

As they employee & enjoy, heavenly grace.

– eab, 8/6/19

 

One of my children once said, “I can ask my dad/daddy [whichever they said] anything.” I felt complimented. Better yet, I see a parallel. You & I can ask our Heavenly Father anything. I do not always have an answer for my child, but God always has *The Right* answer for us!

Are you talking to God every day? – 8/4/20

 

“Nothing is more pernicious than sophistry [subtly deceptive reasoning]

we are by nature prone to believe lies rather than truth.”

– Martin Luther

 

Jer 33.3

“Call unto me & I will answer thee & show thee great

& mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

 

HOME SCHOOL The devil would like you to run from it. He doesn’t want you, as a Christian, having that much influence on your child. If there is anyone, & I mean anyone, who should be influencing a child it’s HIS godly parent, i.e. you. So – – – ask the Lord for wisdom (“If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally…”Jas 1.5) where to start & then start. You don’t have to know *now* what you’ll do every day. You don’t have to know *now* exactly where you’ll be come May. You teach your child AND, at the same time, allow God to teach you. Have a great journey! – 8/5/20

 

“Tis by our quarrels that we spoil our prayers”

– Cotton Mather

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Psa 1.3 +

Psa 1.3

“…He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;

his leaf also shall not wither & whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

 

You’re praying for America, I assume. How are your praying? Are you asking God to have His way OR have you (& I) in our facebook-twitter-drudge-acquired-wisdom already decided what/who is best for US & simply want God to bless our plan? It is not with pleasure that I remind you, but I do remind you, Am. has “kicked” God & His Holy Bible out of our schools, has elected to office adulterers, fornicators, liars. Am. has killed many innocents abroad & many in the womb & many other sins.

** Can God be fair to other nations & not punish US? ** – 8/5/20

 

“I am the wheat of Christ: I am going to be ground with the teeth of wild beasts,

that I may be pure bread”

– Ignatius, facing the lions

 

A family member (or very close friend) has died. You knew (whether you approved or not) how they lived & as far as you know they died without getting right with God. The devil in his sinful sly-ness may suggest, “Why don’t you go to hell to be with them.” (satan cares nothing for you, didn’t love the deceased – he’s trying, any nasty way he can, to get you damned.) Don’t listen. As soon as you recognize his voice stop your ears. If you (heaven forbid) went to hell a family member/friend would not, repeat, Would Not welcome you. Flee to Christ, obey Him & He will *welcome you to Heaven*! – 8/5/20

 

After laying her hand on the stake said,

‘Welcome, thou cross of Christ.”

– Cicely Ormes, 9/23/1557

 

ADORN

Tall fields of green, tasseled, Ohio corn,

Aroma of fresh mown clover and hay,

Baby’s skin; the softest ever worn,

Crisp night dividing day from day,

Sunrise on beach, O, the beautiful morn,

Valleys where fogs come to play;

Make you glad that you were born.

These, God used this earth to adorn.

– eab, Aug.  1970

 

HOME SCHOOL Who said you have to go “to school” 5 days a week? Who said you have to start at 8:20 AM (time I started grades 2-8 at public J)? Who said all the subjects be text-covered every day? Be faithful to teach (& as needed) learn with them. But you can teach around a kitchen table as well as a desk. Learning can be done at a work bench, in the garden, in the barn. In fact, use all of life’s experiences as steps to acquire knowledge. Believe me that’s how millions of our ancestors learned. – 8/5/20

 

“When a man is not really right

 he’d rather not meet the true prophet of God.”

– V O Agan

 

2Co 6.2

“…Behold, now is the accepted time;

behold, now is the day of salvation.”

 

Somebody is throwing away the very thing you need: clothing, food, maybe even a bicycle or car. Someone else perhaps is giving away what you think you’d to love: a dresser, a lawnmower, a frig. Does the above sadden you (even madden you)? “Why can’t I be there to get these gifts?” Let me tell you a worse scene. The Greatest Some One of the heavens is Now, Today, giving away Eternal Life for all who will “Trust & Obey.” Are you, dear friend, receiving God’s free salvation? Soon, perhaps sooner than you can imagine, your time to be saved may end. – 8/5/20

 

“The carnal nature is the thing

that makes you sore when you get hurt…”

– T M Anderson

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Psa 1.2 +

Psa 1.2

“But his delight is in the law of the LORD;

& in his law doth he meditate day & night.”

 

“…Carnality is the spring from which all evil comes…

the Son of God can destroy it in an instant.”

– J B McBride

 

Art is artificial. That rose the artist “made” has leaves that are wooden, or glass, or copper, or plastic, or paper, or fabric or, or, or. He imitated a real rose & shallow people are thrilled that he “did such a great job” of mimicking God. His artist hand & eye AND your imagination make it “art.” If *you* do “art” (confession, I’ve “created” a bit) make it a small part of your life; strictly a diversion. I can’t encourage anyone to invest months (to say nothing of yrs) learning how to imitate. Art will all pass away – work instead on your walk with God. That is eternal. – 8/1/20

 

“It is a kingdom that no orator…preacher…can ever describe. You will have to have His kingdom within to ever know the joys of this supernatural religion.”

– J B McBride

 

To Whom do you Pray?

Jesus told us “After this manner therefore pray ye: ‘Our Father…’” (Mat 6.9) See also (Luk 11.2)

About What do you Pray?

Do almost all your prayers center around you, your family, your church, your country? It’s right to pray for these but expand that. Pray for your boss, your unfriendly neighbor, your enemy…

Where do you Pray?

“Why ask that?” You may pray better if you pray the same place every day that you’re not traveling.

When do you Pray?

If possible pray when you’re wide awake. If you find yourself falling asleep go wash you face & return to pray. And as the same place may help you pray better, the same time may add to your prayer quality.

Why do you Pray?

Please grow to being an adoring christian not just a begging one. Learn more about God & love all you learn about your Father.

 

VISITOR

The blossom came & the blossom went

But no bean followed that event.

It had not been “visited” by a friend,

So “beauty” was its sole end.

If you want your life to count

Your heritage to have any amount,

If you want to have a happy end

Let Christ “visit” you; be your Friend!

– eab, 8/4/17

 

*** It takes disciplined parents to produce disciplined kids.***

** A praying pastor will tend to have a praying congregation. **

* A dad who enjoys working is likely to have a son who loves work.* – 8/4/20

 

“I have many storms in this world but now my vessel will soon be on shore in heaven.”

– Thomas Bilney, prof.of civil law, Cambridge, he burning at stake

 

Ecc 12.13

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

Fear God & keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

 

PLEASE CONSIDER – Will you take a country on your heart & PRAY for it once a week? “Which country?” Good question. Perhaps the land from which your father’s father sailed. Perhaps a territory you’ve always wanted to visit. If none of these “click” chose one of your initials & chose a nation which starts with that. Let’s say you have a “C” & as you cast about for a country, Chile pops up. Find out its capital. Learn its approximate size. What is the main religion? Chose a day on which you’ll pray for it (as “C” is the 3rd letter of alphabet you could pray for Chile every 3rd day (Tues.) of the week. BTW – do you know if there’s a church which preaches sanctification there? If so get an address & send them a letter saying you’re praying for Chile. – 8/4/20

 

“…I…never preached any doctrine of an evil tendency & what I taught with my lips I now seal with my blood.”

– John Huss

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Psa 1.1 +

Psa 1.1

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,

nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

 

We will all meet God. Many so called important people we’ll never meet (And, we’ll “live” without that J.) But every man meets God at least once during life (“…The true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” Joh 1.9) & once at the end of life. The first time we meet God, none of us are ready – the second time we all can be ready (though, sadly, many will refuse to be ready). – 8/1/20

 

“Never say “Will you accept Christ as Lord?”

but “When will you accept Christ as Lord?”

– Vance Havner

 

Once only the rich could afford to hire actors to play for them or use curtains/smoke/incense to “create” illusions. Only the rich were able to *be entertained by being deceived.* Since the invention of cameras & particularly the movie camera TV & its media “siblings,” the poor can see, yea “live for their dose” of delusion. Mankind has never lived in an age when more people are fooled by & feeding on fantasy. If you name the Name of Christ you can be delivered from theworld of make-believe & ought to be, as a witness to others. Only God can deliver from the power of delusion But. He. Can. – 8/1/20

 

“They tell us now that Isaac Watts did not speak the idiom of today.

Well, neither did Shakespeare, but they’re still studying him.”

– Vance Havner

 

TRAVEL

Once you wanted to go here & there

Liked the train, the plane, the boat

Wanted to see that island pair

To travel to mountain’s away, remote

And did as God lead & funds appeared.

 

Now the wanderlust as waned

The desire to see the actual sight is down

You’ll probably not now see “the Dane”

Nor visit that Rhine straddling town

Age has come (unbidden) but “as feared.”

 

So – how do you travel, cause to share

Without ticket, baggage or hype?

The best way now is via prayer

Daytime or if you’re the night type

Heaven’s airwaves remain all cleared.

 

Don’t need visa or punched passport

To visit a land in intercessory prayer

Desert or a mountain or a seaport

Or other scenes with days of intermission

Prayer “travel” costs less & is God “cheered.”

– eab, 8/3/18

 

A gun can separate you from all your gold.

A gun can *never* separate you from God. – 8/1/20

 

“No, ‘twas a spectre, an evil spirit assuming his form.

What proves this is that God, by the laws of Moses had forbidden man to question the dead.”

– Martin Luther

 

Mar 8.38

“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me & of my words in this adulterous & sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

 

Jesus calls no man to die for a piece of land, document of history, some ideology, or definition of “liberty.” Please, Christian friend, do NOT “work your soul into a frenzy” (or allow parent or pastor) to get you so worked-up that you die for Anything, Anyone other than CHRIST & His Word (“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me & of my words in this adulterous & sinful generation…” Mar 8.38). Remember the majority of God’s people were killed (became martyrs) rather than killing others. – 8/3/20

 

“We who formerly delighted in fornication now strive for purity.

We who used magical arts have dedicated ourselves to the good & eternal God…”

– Justin Martyr

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Job 28.28 +

Job 28.28

“And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom

& to depart from evil is understanding.”

 

When you, Yes you, make up your mind to believe something; When you purposely ferret out all doubt, When you’ve convinced yourself 100%, there’s no one who can change you. Even when you insist that Green is Brown, Up is Down, that Good is Bad, when its obvious to your right-believing-friends that you’re wrong, you can still believe what you will. PLEASE, Oh, deceived friend don’t reach such a point. Read your Bible. Ask God to enlighten you. Beg Him to restore your Sight & good sense. There’s hope but, frankly, it’s a slim hope unless you purposely leave the lying paths. – 7/29/20

 

“There is a God-shaped blank within each one of us.”

– H G Wells, quoted by Leonard Ravenhill

 

Ma’am, if you’re married & you’re not married to your BEST friend, I feel sorry for your husband. No, you may not be able to discuss baking or clothes with him but you can discuss the important things of live. Sir, if you’re married & you’re not married to your BEST friend, I feel sorry for your wife. You may not want to discuss hunting tips with her or the best brand of wheat seed but you can share the important stuff. -7/30/20

 

“God does not want partnership with us but ownership of us.”

– Leonard Ravenhill

 

TIME – ETERNITY

Time is sliced into various divisions;

Each has it use, by man’s reasons.

Nanosecond, second, minute, hour,

Hold time in its swift fleeting power

“Tardes” PM, night, AM, noon,

Come once a day, passing away soon.

A week seems long at its starting peak,

Tumbles across time, disappears as weak.

A month – who could ask for anything more?

Vacation’s soon gone – back to the store.

Months are grouped and make a stack

Called a year – what a giant sack.

Then years find themselves in a fade

Tied together in a progressing decade.

Ten years is (again) a time beginning long

Ending it seems, as a passing song.

Fifty years, imagine, wedding-to-now

“Not so long.” Celebrants would allow.

Most have no memory a century in length,

Few have such body/mind strength,

But time stops not at the century mark,

Ten centuries, a millennium, bright or stark.

And only six millennia or so

Takes us back to Adam’s “bite” of woe.

And then, resting our toes on the brink

Of eternity (b-e-f-o-r-e), What do you think?

Forever stretching backward, beyond that first day,

Eternity is a chasm that stretches way far away.

Man’s units of time, his slices so neat,

Find not place in that “land,” find not food or drink.

Time is never tangible, it’s elusive at best;

Eternity (future), dreaded or loved, is the test.

Eternity is decided by what man does within time.

Make it blessed, Friend, through Christ; make it sublime.

– eab, July 2011

 

Some man moves up in “said” organization because of his personality. Another gains popularity because of his speaking ability. A third man becomes well-known because he can sing. Oh, that we had more men rise to leadership because they are men with solid lives of prayer. Sinners can have “plus” personalities, can “preach,” can sing, but a man who truly prays is our need in leadership. – 7/30/20

 

“Holy Ghost will only honor testimony

where He is extolled higher than the testifier.”

– Ken Rice

 

1Co 1.21

“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,

it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

 

Preaching is not a little part of the Holiness church – It. Is. Central. Hymn singing has its place – can lend to a worshipful atmosphere. A sincere testimony (not Miss Dry, not Mr Dusty) also is fine. And, of course, praying in the Spirit – oh, how welcome the prayers of saintswho can “pull heaven & earth” together. But, ah, the preached Word. Properly prayed over, properly prepared, & properly presented – that, friend is central, that defines the Holiness church. – 7/31/20

 

“Holiness seed never rots.

Plant it and it will grow.”

– Buddy  Robinson

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Job 27.8 +

Job 27.8

“For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,

when God taketh away his soul?”

 

“Sanctification requires no greater degree of faith than justification.”

– J A Wood

 

L.O.N.G. P.O.S.T. To use “CHM” (supposedly “Conservative Holiness Movement”) whether in positive or a negative connections, is (IMO) to accept a possible misnomer. [Allow me to work backward.]

3.) “Movement” – hardly describes some churches/camps/schools/conferences I’ve seen. They seem too much at a stand-still, an unholy, dare I say lazy, stand-still. Oh, that God would send a fresh move of conviction for sin & sin be abandoned forever. Oh, that there might be a new awakening, a deep desire for holy power. Please Lord, we need Your move, again.

2.) “Holiness” – if we don’t see a revival of preachers dedicated to living & preaching clear holiness, we’re in trouble. Men are (I fear) paying lip service to holiness i.e. mentioning it as a point (even a sub-point) in a message but preaching too few entire sermons on the “wonder” of It (for mere mortals), the “way” to It (how holiness is to be obtained), the “workings” of It (the practical revelations in daily living). And too few (“O God help me”) are the demonstrations of holiness in life & lip, in church & out.

1.) “Conservative” – There are 3 problems (at least) with this “title” A.) This word is totally un-Biblical. “Liberal” by contrast, is used by the Wise man (Pro 11.25), the Prophet Isaiah (32.5&8), & Bro. Paul (2Co 9.13). B.) “Conservative” appears to have been borrowed from politics – there its use seems warranted. But we’re too willing to blur the line between church & state. C.) The most troubling is, it gives the impression of another “holiness.” Churches who no longer emphasis holy living still wish (it seems) to be considered holiness. When the holy life leaves, the Blessed Holy Spirit leaves. – 7/29/20

 

“Seeking the applause of men cherishes & gratifies human depravity

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

– J A Wood

 

GOD IS ALWAYS GREATER

THAN YOUR HIGHEST CONCEPT OF HIM. – 7/30/20

 

WONDERFUL

Sinful men in their sick and slinking ways

Can, by Christ, be Calvary-raised;

To praise God – Oh, God be praised,

And finish out their earth-bound days

Living in the Son’s and Spirit’s rays.

– eab, 7/27/10

 

A Christian, living heartily for the Lord, may sooner or later offend a sinner or hypocrite (“sinner in disguise”). This cannot be helped – and – this “offense” may be used to ridicule that Christian, persecute him, even cut off his head/burn him alive. HEAR This. A professing “christian” may intentionally offend someone. But a true Christian never offends people just to offend. Love does not do that. – 7/30/20

 

“Fear is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.”

– seen on marquee (have no idea when/where)

 

1Ti 5.22

“Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins:

keep thyself pure.”

 

Please do not be fooled by some “cloud” formation (or several of them) which some want you to think “looks like” Jesus. We’ve had too many pictures of “Christ,” too many statues of “Christ.” Friend – these are all fake. FAKE. No one, but no one, knows what Jesus looked like – not one painter, sculptor or photographer has a clue what of our Lord’s appearance. But this “image of him” (Not the real HIM) may be shown more & more, as men perfect their deceiving holograms. Beware. – 7/30/20

 

“Every one who can preach the truth & does not preach it

incurs the judgment of God.”

– Justin Martyr

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Job 23.10 +

Job 23.10

“But he knoweth the way that I take:

when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”

 

There’s no question many of us talk too much about things of small importance (& conversely, speak to little items of eternal worth). Some pride themselves in knowing most recent scores in a popular sport, or batting averages of an above-average-player, or the number of “horses” under the hood of So-n-So’s car. It would be better to say less than talk so much. It would be better to converse about things of Eternal value than “waste breath” summer after summer on that which neither heaven nor hell cares a whiff. – 7/26/20

 

“One of the first qualifications of a great Christian is tolerance

– – – tolerance of the other person.”

– John Paul (a holiness preacher of last century, “Paul” is his last name)

 

One Book & one Book alone is worth living by – – – & dying for: God’s Holy Bible. It is no wonder that satan has tried to destroy It, has forbid the reading of It,  & has driven his pseudo-scholars to produce a plethora of counterfeits of It. The enemy of God, who is also your enemy, doesn’t want you to read God’s Bible. God does. So Who are you going to please? – 7/29/20

 

“It is heart purity the Apostle is talking about when he says, ‘The very God of peace sanctify you wholly’ & this word is in a tense that does not mean a gradual process.”

– John Paul

 

SILVER SPOON

Some men were born “with

A silver spoon in their mouth.”

Least that’s how the expression goes.

Others came with the right last name –

That always effects *how* live flows.

Others (if they have a name)

Somewhat make their own.

Oats? They got what was sown.

But silver or not, name or no

These only count here below;

For at the White Bar of the High Lord

We’re judged by OUR action, OUR word.

– eab, 7/29/17

 

As you push your chair back under the table or maybe before, do you say, “Thanks Babe, for the breakfast”? After your husband puts those drops of oil, or tightens that screw or hangs that “do-dad” do you thank him? She fixed the meal for you; he did that chore for you. Be grateful – in fact, develop (& increase) the habit of saying “Thanks.” And (probably more connected than we think) be so happy with what God’s doing in your life, family, group of believers, that you’re often saying “Thank you” to Him. 7/29/20

 

“We have difference of opinion but

don’t ever take the matter of unity lightly.”

– James Plank

 

Psa 100.4

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving & into his courts with praise:

be thankful unto him & bless his name.

 

Allow me to encourage you to read the King James Bible but one without notes. When you read a Bible with notes it’s natural (& what the printers intended) that your eyes drop down the page with or without * F (or other printer’s symbol) & read the footnote. You finish reading your Bible & later think about a word/phrase & know you read it in the Bible – Yes, but, was it on the top of page or the bottom of it? Was it the Word of God or the word of man? A Bible with study-notes can actually be worse for your soul. -7/29/20

 

“You’ll be someone,

somewhere

for eternity.”

– Winfield Poe

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Job 23.3 +

Job 23.3

“Oh that I knew where I might find him!

That I might come even to his seat!”

 

“A false concept of grace will be used by the antichrist.”

– Donald Winter

 

You’re only going to die once. Make sure (by God’s grace) you’re ready for it. We’ve all read of some hero’s death – sadly, we’ve been trained to see some as “heroes” who weren’t. Your death may not seem heroic to others (or even to you) however, have no false ideas – if you die & are immediately ushered to heaven, you’ve died the perfect death for you! – 7/26/20

 

“Temperance is the management of the allowed.”

– Donald Winter

 

Heaven (Strictly IMO) may be pictured as a huge, living, bouquet of “flowers” – the many & varied peoples of earth, now redeemed & with God for ever. God allowed Noah & sons to repopulate a cleaned-up earth. Some descends became darker skinned, some lighter, other hue shades either way. God also allowed facial & form features to move toward this or that. A man/woman was born, lived all their life as “x” variety – why would God want to drop the peculiarity which was them. I imagine we’ll enjoy the great variation of our brothers & sister for all eternity.

 

LIBEL

Some translations are like libel

To the one, true King’s English Bible

Their presence seems so scholastic,

But they are paraphrases, mere plastic;

As false, as they are narrowly tribal.

– eab, 7/28/11

 

How selective are you in the preacher you support (attend his service, give him money, post his pic on fb)? Let’s say tonight you realize you’re dying – would you want the man whose sermon you posted or whose quote you thought “cute” to be the last man to pray with you? Seriously? He may have on jewelry, may have someone else’s wife, may speak in tongues, may have invested in a get-rich-scheme & you want him to pray the last prayer over you? “Don’t judge, Bryan.” Some people will be in heaven who didn’t have the light you have but – with *Your Light* – some of you could do better in who you support. – 7/28/20

 

“To do so no more is the truest repentance”

– Martin Luther

 

1Ti 3.2

“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant,

sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach”

 

Feeling overwhelmed by home schooling? Don’t. Look to Jesus & remember one(1) thing:

The most important earthly thing you can teach a child is how to Read. Children are naturally inquisitive. Once a child can read & has a wholesome, Christ-trained, curiosity the “sky’s the limit” of what he can learn. – 7/28/20

 

“…Where the Holy Ghost dwelleth,

He will not suffer a man to be idle.”

– Martin Luther

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Job 19.26 +

Job 19.26

“And though after my skin worms destroy this body,

yet in my flesh shall I see God!”

 

Too many christians, even holiness people, are acquainted with a shooting range. But haven’t been on God’s *Shouting* Range in months? Years? Personal question . . . . . Ready? When’s the last time you shouted in church? Yes, I mean you. “Well, Bryan, I’m not the shouting kind.” Did you shout at your son’s “pickup” ball game? Did you? “Please desist. Some shout in church but not at home.” OK. Let me ask – – – Do you shout at home? – 7/26/20

 

“I like the old Wesleyan term — a bent to sin.—There are people in the churches

 all over this country who have been bent over by depravity.”

– Warren McIntire

 

WARNING – this is serious. Please heed. If you’ve started attending (worse, leading) a “church” which does not name worldliness (drinking, adultery, shorts etc.) yet wants to sense “God’s blessing” as holy churches have from time to time, WISE UP. The devil may (as an “angel of light”) send you a “warm feeling” allow you “sweet presence” to fool you into thinking “all is well”. Satan is slick. He doesn’t want you to realize God has departed & may send you a substitute. Try the spirits. O, Try the spirits. – 7/27/20

 

“It might startle you if God would show you t difference between

what you call the best you can do & what He is expecting of you.”

– Roy S Nicholson

 

NOT YET

The Lord came down to earth that day;

His head was pillowed on Bethlehem hay;

He walked the earth, and healed, and taught

Till by the Pharisees murderously caught.

He arose, as He said that He would;

Ate; showing His glorified body could;

His feet walked to, then lifted, from Olivet

To which He hasn’t returned. – Not yet.

But He will in His Father’s perfect time!

Ah, the future with Him defines “Sublime.”

– eab, 7/27/19

 

I’ve met some nice women – never had one desire to be one. I’ve know some “red” men/women, “yellow” people, “black” folk – never had a desire to be one. I had a roommate (1959-60) who was 7-8 inches taller than me – didn’t make me want to be tall. I’ve met one (maybe many) wealthy guys/gals – never had a driving desire to be rich. A major force for satan is envy. He wants to make us desire to be LIKE so-n-so, or to actually take their place. Frivolous. There are many “side benefits” in being a child of God. One of those is being content. Hello!?! Anybody Home?!? – 7/27/20

 

“What has become of the laws repressing expensive & ostentatious ways of living?

…which put down the theatres as quickly as they arose to debauch the manners of the people.”

– Tertullian

 

Gen 1.27

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

 male & female created he them.

 

Are you watching more junk? Have movies from hollywood increasingly captivated you in the last year? Are you watching things you NEVER, would’ve viewed some time ago? Are you trying to make yourself believe disney doesn’t have an agenda? That they wouldn’t push sex & same-sex sex? Stop. Ask yourself “Why have I become addicted to movies?” Why are you seeking to be entertained? Now is the Christians “day” – his day to work. Heaven will be the place to relax. Stop being fascinated by props, sound effects, lighting, shallow actors & stupid stories. – 7/27/20

 

“…No longer observing the Sabbath, but living in observance of the Lord’s Day,

on which also our life has sprung up again by Him…”

– Ignatius

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Job 19.25 +

Job 19.25

“For I know that my redeemer liveth &

that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:”

 

“It is absolutely wrong to pray about something

you already know is wrong.”

– V O Agan

 

You may someday be faced with a choice – kill the one attacking you or be killed by him. If you’re walking in all your light you will (if killed) be with the Lord, as He promised the thief on the cross. If you kill the one attacking you (assuming he was acting in hatred) he’ll drop into hell. Think of the awesome contrast: he (if he succeeded) allows your soul, released from its “house of clay,” to rise to where all is Light, Beauty, Peace, & God is honored by beings crying Holy, Holy, Holy – if you kill him, his soul enters a “land” of outer darkness, foul odors, horror & where hatred runs rampant. – 7/23/20

 

“You can tell a false prophet not so much by what he preaches

as by what he doesn’t preach.”

– V O Agan

 

You’ve been “doing things your way” for a month, a yr, a decade. Oh, how you love doing “Just as you please.” Perhaps you do not realize it but the old man/the old woman loves to have its way – which in reality is acting as a rebel, a rebel against God & His holiness. Jesus can remove carnality. You can “die out to yourself” & become not only a Christian, but a sanctified one. Then you can do “As He pleases” & be happier than you were pleasing your own, carnal soul. – 7/24/20

 

THE BEGINNINGLESS  BEGAN

He who had no beginning

Came willingly to sinful earth

And had a human beginning

The God/man had a man’s birth

Born in a palace or a castle

With a commanding view?

No. Born in a “barn”

(Though the word is too new.)

Born near clean animals

The cow, the calf, the ewe.

His Birth & Death & Rising again

Was so we could be reborn

So men could live above sin

And never again be forlorn.

– eab, 7/26/19

 

I can imagine some artist was over-paid to make a statute about a character who was over-rated & about whose sins we’ve been told too-little. With no doubt, some images didn’t glorify Jesus.   Having said that, authorized men (committees, elected bodies) are the ones to approve the removal of statues/images not students/youth – make that *mislead people* in anger. God’s not the author of confusion. But America has “dismissed” God from our schools, banned His Bible from the “halls of learning,” listened too much to counsel from satan & we’re seeing results. Are YOU pRaying or are you still pLaying? – 7/25/20

 

[under caption ‘You are God’s Property’]

“He has a right of occupancy…

He has the right of identification…”

– L D Wilcox

 

1Ti 6.20

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust,

avoiding profane & vain babblings & oppositions of science falsely so called.”

 

There is pseudo-science. The average modern has no idea how much of “science” is false. There is tampered “history.” How much of “X” textbook was filtered through a “left” publisher? Even geography, maps, & proportions of our world aren’t to be fully trusted. The greatest falseness however, is False “salvation” – that which claims to be right & is not.Many may die with skewed ideas about “science falsely so called” (1Ti 6.20) or with corrupted history, or warped geography & still go to heaven. Run Brother RUN, from anything that smells like False salvation. RUN! 7/26/20

 

“Faith is choosing to believe

that God tells the truth.”

– John Whiteman

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