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Luk 11.23 +

Luk 11.23

“He that is not with me is against me: and

he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”


The enjoyments in the eternal world are all spiritual

& most proceed immediately from God himself.”

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/


BTW – A church can have 1.) lots of money, 2.) sermons with some decent content (& even some enthusiasm) & 3.) lots of people but not have the blessings of the Holy Spirit. Please, PLEASE do not take it that if a church has 1-3 (above) it’s OK. The devil knows how to orchestrate & “psychologize” until 1-3 are there but the “spirit” is from below, NOT from above. (There are only 2 spirits: God’s or satan’s.)

– eab, 3/29/19


“But to follow Christ, &

forsake all, is the perfection of a Christian.”

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/


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

Psa 36.11 Let not the foot of PRIDE come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.



No! Christ is not an annual Babe-in-the-crib.

He’s seated on high.

He is interceding NOW for us,

Praying, with a sigh,


Nor is He a permanent crucifix,

Seen only as “the dead.”

He is the church’s ever-living,

Eternal, Holy Head!


Not even the empty tomb is right,

If it’s “that” and nothing more.

He is all John saw on Patmos Isle,

Knocking at the door.


Christ’s way is not cycles of days,

Nor calendars of old.

When repeating rites and rituals,

Man “is way too bold.”


Man likes the predictable,

Wants to know how it will end.

With programs and plans,

Ecumenical churches will blend.


Repeat, repeat, is not God’s way,

He likes variety.

Not one highly formal,

Nor one filled with hilarity.


This earth has cycles, seasons,

Tides rise from the ocean floor.

But man’s soul’s not made for earth –

He’s made for another “shore.”


Man’s made to grow, not cycle ‘round,

Move out, not re-define.

Creation started a parenthesis;

Time, on – a – line.


Mt. Everest was covered but once,

In Noah’s famous Flood.

And then, awesome day,

One final shedding of the Lamb’s Blood.


Prophets picked up their telescopes –

Looked through them with smiles,

Time’s line held things far away,

Away by centuries and miles.


God’s power needs not limited cycles,

By small limited man.

Christians, be alert to the Word,

Defy a one-church plan.


The next great Christian event,

Is His Coming in the sky.

“Hello” to the wonderful Line of God.

And to man’s plan – “Good-bye”!

– eab, April  1998


“…Our Christian religion & salvation is firmly &

 definitely rooted & grounded in historical fact.”

– S D Herron


Men & women of varying levels of I.Q. have been Sanctified Holy. The experience of Hear Purity is not an intellectual achievement. But all who are Filled with the Holy Spirit were “smart” enough to yield to Christ & die to themselves. Thus they could become fully alive now, in time, & thus prepared for eternity.

– eab, 4/10/19


Rev 22.17

“And the Spirit and the bride say ‘Come.’ And let him that heareth say ‘Come.’

And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”


“God wanted Abraham’s faith to be in God & God alone. God didn’t want Abraham depending on Terah, Lot or anybody else.” – S D Herron


The devil will take you to one extreme or the other, if you listen to him. He’ll either have you believing there is no God (“Do as you please.” “Live it up”). Or satan will get you to believe that you are pre-assigned to heaven or hell therefore you can again, live as you like, & if you end in hell “it will be because God consigned you there.” Flee both lies!

– eab, 4/10/19

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Luk 11.23 +

Luk 11.23

“He that is not with me is against me: and

he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”


As a septuagenarian with a life-time in Christian schools, holiness churches, mission visits I have seen a lot. Thank God, I’ve seen real saints: men/women who sincerely tried to match their life to the Bible, on a daily basis. And I’ve seen people who once stood with Holy Scripture move to the left both on the inside & out. Sadly, I’ve seen more of the latter, than the former. Allow a probe – you are closer to God or further away? Eh?

– eab, 7/26/18


“Every sanctified experience has a reverse gear in it.”

– Earl Newton, sermon, 2/7/94, Oelrichs, SD


Now & then I see a child’s face that’s been painted. Maybe a flower is placed here, a bug painted there. (I assume these are easily removed). Is this telling the boy/girl it’s OK to paint yourself? Will this make her (even him, heaven forbid) think it’s alright to wear lipstick/eye coloring/fingernail paint? If the Sunday School class, the VBS, the holiness children’s camp thought it was OK, why can’t I put it on other times? Will these supposed “innocent” acts make it easier to accept tattooing?

– eab, 7/26/18



Did you read God’s Word today,

While morn was fresh & still “new”?

Did you ponder It before noon passed away

As you knew you ought to do?

Or did some paper take Its place

Words of men, pictures of disgrace?

– eab, 7/25/17


Rom 13.8

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:

for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”


Debt has driven some men to consider suicide (never think about such a horrible sin). If for no other reason, Get out of debt, & Stay out of debt. “But I want…” Or you’ve convinced yourself you “need…” or you that you “deserve…” Stop this childish thinking. Control your wants. Learn to be content!

– eab, 7/22/18


“TV doesn’t go with holiness.

TV started with the devil and its still of the devil.”

– Lester Roloff [he was not a holiness preacher]


Does a tightness or skimpiness of shirt/blouse bring people’s eyes to your biceps/bosom? If that’s what you want, check your level of carnal pride. If you’re purposely wearing your hair (or lack of hair) to draw attention, if you are purposely wearing shoes/boots, short skirt/tight pants to get the attention of others, ask God to show you. He can give a new heart centered on Him; you won’t seek man’s looks or compliments.

– eab, 7/21/18

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