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Luk 10.18 +

Luk 10.18

“And he [Christ] said unto them,

“I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.


“…Ardent love cannot but be zealously obedient.”

– John Fletcher /Works I/


Become more Aware of the importance of Up & Down.

Jesus was Up – He came Down

Jesus went back Up – He comes Down again

The devil was Up – he fell (forced out) Down

The devil is going further Down

We never were Up – Christ came to prepare us to go Up

We weren’t made to go Down – but will go down if sinning

The devil knows we can go UP, knows he can’t, & is doing everything he can to stop us. – 10/22/19


“So preach that those who do not fall out with their sins

 may fall out with thee.”

– Luther, quoted by John Fletcher /Works I/



Make it your firm conviction

To not live in the world of fiction.

Search Truth, cherish, love her;

Never put a fable above her.

Pursue her as one does an addiction.

– eab, 10/24/17


“The early church knew nothing of this [rituals, ceremony, candles, incense,

prayer stations, & images] idolatrous & sense-oriented worship.”

– T A McMahon


You dad lived separated from the world (or mother/other relative) & you had confidence in his testimony. By contrast, you chose to dress similar to the world, go (to some extent) where the world goes, & now look lightly on some sins. Do you expect to go to heaven? Does God have a double standard? It took Obedience to the Bible for dad – it’ll take Obedience to the Bible for you. Your dad (other relative) believed the promises of God you must too. If you expect to see the saints in Glory, you’ll have to live like one. Amen? Ouch? -10/24/19


Luk 16.23

“And in hell he [“certain rich man”] lift up his eyes,

being in torments…”


People have complimentary biographies written about them. The others have nice-sounding, detailed obituaries read at memorial services. These are earthy. The bio or obit mean absolutely nothing to the deceased. If he went down (& is aware of such) it may (IMO) add to his torture. If he went up but (& is aware) he may (IMO) wish more was said about his Savior & His holy leadership than about him. – 10/19/19


 “Communism, socialism, fascism, nazism, all destroy

when any compromises are made with their systems.”

– Carl McIntire

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Luk 10.18 +

Luk 10.18

“And he [ Jesus] said unto them,

‘I beheld Satan, as lightning, fall from heaven.’”


“…as satan & Adam fell into sin…without any previous bias inclining him to corruption; so may…believers depart from the faith & fall so low as to account the blood of the covenant where ithc they were sanctified an unholy thing.”

– John Fletcher /Works II/


17 of 46 “…Pride & arrogancy…do I hate”(Pro 8.13).

Pro 14.3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of PRIDE: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.


“…I plead for the most precious liberty in the world, heart liberty, for liberty from the most galling of all yokes, the yoke of heart corruption.”

– John Fletcher /Works II/




He went into the temple

Where you’d think one could look up

But his attitude was humble;

He saw dregs in his cup.


He asked God for mercy;

He beat upon his chest,

Called himself a sinner

(Not better than the rest).


He cast his eyes downward,

They sought the lowly ground,

But God who measures all things,

The simple, the profound,


Liked his honest spirit,

Heard his call and cry

Knew he meant his temple-talk,

Knew it more than “humble pie,”


And justified his soul;

He went back to his own place

With a calm in his heart

And heaven’s smile upon his face.


Friend, the next time you go to meeting,

The next time you’re in church

Avoid petty piousness,

Avoid the highest perch,


Look at God, worship Him

And see yourself contrasted,

As this man of old, did.

His grace has ever- lasted.

– eab, May 2000


June comes. Weddings come. May God bless every young man who is marrying & every young woman who is his bride. I heard of a Bible college instructor, prof. (whatever) who warned his class about married couples having too much sex. Sounded strange to my ears & I think it did to God’s also. Sure. Marriage is more than the marriage bed (bills, adjustments, a continued maturity) but it includes the wonderful God-made act of love. Enjoy each other. Enjoy this new stage in life. Enjoy God more as you two pray & grow closer to Him. God made married sex. (The Bible college guy is not who you think, & he was wrong.)

– 5/18/19


Eph 2.9

“Not of works,

lest any man should boast.”


H.e.a.v.e.n. — 6 letters

F.a.i.t.h. or w.o.r.k.s. – 5 letters

h.e.l.l. — 4 letters

Faith will result in heaven. Works will result in hell.

We, each, to-a-man, chose salvation of faith or a religion of works. – 5/18/19


“You [Formalist & Hypocrisy] come in by yourselves without his direction, & shall go out by yourselves without his mercy.”

– John Bunyan /Pilgrim’s Progress/


You & I never see faith; we (hopefully) see the effects of faith. Faith is important; in fact, it’s so important that without it we can’t please God (Heb 11.6).

You & I see works; we never see what prompted those works. Works can the result of a generous heart. Works can also be the result of carnality wanting to be noticed.

– 5/18/19


“…Say no more than you know the God above will say ‘Amen’ to…”

– John Bunyan /Pilgrim’s Progress/

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