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Mat 12.36

“…Every idle word that men shall speak,

they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”

 

“Sham revivals are insipid to the wicked, sickening to the saints,

disguisting to God, & delightful to no one but the devil.” – M W Knapp

 

Jer 10.12 He hath MADE the Earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the Heavens by his discretion.            – God made Heaven, Earth, World # 25

 

“Keep as sweet as John & at the same time as bold as Peter

after the Pentecostal Baptism.”

– M W Knapp /Revival Kindlings/

 

SENSE GOD

I see God in a pansy so small,

In an oak, a mountain wall.

I see Him in the moon’s light ball,

In a canyon’s hall, a leaf’s bright fall.

I see Him over all.   Do You?

 

I smell God in the month of May,

In new mown hay, on a rainy day.

I smell Him in a salty bay,

In October’s gay, in the dew’s lay.

I smell Him in many a way.   Do You?

 

I hear God in the wind’s toot,

In an owl’s hoot, in rain’s dilute.

I hear Him in the music of a flute,

In the drop of fruit, the bird’s “salute.”

I hear Him in rife pursuit.   Do You?

 

I feel God in a baby’s skin,

In the grass thin, a grain bin.

I feel Him in a fish’s fin,

In a honey locust “pin,” feathers of a wren.

I feel Him “then.”   Do You?

 

I taste God in an apple so sweet,

In well-done meat, a nutty treat.

I taste Him in the product of wheat,

In salt’s feat, when spices meet.

I taste Him replete.   Do You? – eab, Jan.  1966

 

Mat 1.21

“…Thou shalt call his name JESUS:

for he shall save his people from their sins.”

 

People who are saved from a burning house are happy to be out. Souls saved from drowning are glad to be out of the water. Many, however do not want to be saved From their sin – they want to be saved from hell (the consequence of sin). But sin itself? No. They relish it. This *not* how Jesus nor true salvation works.

– eab, 1/4/19

 

“…Nothing under the sun is more hurtful

than the doctrine of men’s tradition and works…”

– Martin Luther, /Commentary on Galatians/

 

Would that every church which has the concept of a second work of grace in its manual, had members who lived holy. Would that every pastor who belongs to a “holiness” denomination (or connection) preached a clear holiness message. Christ died not only to redeem but “Jesus…that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate” (Heb 13.12).

– eab, 12/22/18

 

“To do so no more is the truest repentance.”

– Martin Luther

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Mat 12.36

“…every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”

 

If satan can make a “pastime” look innocent. If he can convince you it’s OK to “kill time.” If the devil can “whitewash” black evil, until you see it as gray he is winning – – – & you are losing. So much time, so many twentie$, and so much talent is wasted by “christians” on so-called innocent, time-killing, “pastimes.”

– eab, 3/17/18

 

“A true Christian was never known to be a persecutor.”

– John Fletcher, vol 3

 

TRIUNE

If we could have been there “Creation Morn”

When God (I speak reverently) played in dirt,

And glimpsed His pleasure in making man,

(And seen His grimace at thoughts of hurt).

 

If we could’ve watched Him lattice the heavens

With a trillion stars at a splash,

And felt Him harness ‘lectric lightning,

Giving it, its sizzle and flash,

 

If we could have stood by in wonder,

As He “finished” the peacock’s tail,

And sensed His majestic power

When He first “invented” hail.

 

If we could have seen – from freckled feather,

To the smallest azure lagoon,

We’d have seen Him “step back” with pleasure,

Gently signing it all, “Triune!”

– eab, March  1995

 

Joh 3.20

“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light,

lest his deeds should be reproved.”

 

Ministerial student or man with yrs of experience, let me encourage you, start a Bible Index (or name of your choosing). Q&A [Q.] “Why, I have Strongs or on-line concordance.” [A.] Some words aren’t in concordance, as: Abortion, Education, Gambling, Homosexual, Incest, Millennium, Omnipresence, Suicide, Tattoos, Trinity, Worry. Additional words are used for Biblical concepts for example: Carnality, Hell, Pride. – eab, 3/21/18

 

“No man can become a saint in his sleep…”

– Henry Drummond, /The Greatest Thing in the World/

 

Every person faced with the death of neighbor/relative wants to believe they went to heaven. (Few sinners seriously want the person in hell & no saint does.) Death is a hard time to expect us to not be emotional – it’s so final. So sometime between funerals, we need to consider; did all who were “preached into heaven” go there? The sad answer is no. “…Ye must be born again” (Joh 3.7). Those are not idle words – Christ meant every word He said. Those who reject the New Birth or who put-it-off, do not go to heaven.

– eab, 3/22/18

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