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Rev 19.20

“…The false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image…These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

 

 “If you do not want to be even thought a card player,

do not have cards in your house.”
– George B Kulp /Voice fr. Eternity/

 

Please, for your soul’s sake don’t become obsessed with “miracles.” As the age closes, you may see more supposed “miracles.” The devil was unable to bring fire to the sacrifice on Mt. Carmel but will bring down fire in the future “…Maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth…”(Rev 13.13). Let your emphasis be on salvation & holiness not on “miracles.”

-eab, 1/6/19

 

“We cannot please God & Egypt…

You cannot be a christian without offending the world. The world hates God.”

– George B Kulp /Voice fr. Eternity/

 

I LOVE YOU LORD  

I love you Lord Jesus, I love you fine Lord,

Who can wondrously, carelessly, joyfully afford,

To wind up your wind machine and run it all night,

To help humble Jews escape Egypt, in flight.

It plowed through the Sea called red burrowing, pushing

Water to north of it, water to south creating an isthmus

Creating the opposite of a stream mouth

The wind came from the east, plowing a groove

Of dry sandy marching ground in the sea’s belly,

Pilling water north of it, stacked up like jelly,

And water to south of it equally stood,

(Waves folded their hands, as all good waves should.)

And when you were done proving You could

Do what those gods were falsely proclaimed,

(Showing how they were all illfully named)

You closed up your wind machine, closed it so tightly,

Egyptians were caught in it, sadly but mightily.

– eab, Jan 2003 (first 17 lines of 83 line poem.)

 

1Co 6.1

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another,

go to law before the unjust & not before the saints?”

 

My wife told our children many years ago to be friends with their siblings. Other friends come & go but you’ll be related to your sister/brother all of life. She/he may not be perfect (like you are 😉 but overlook a quirk or two & embrace the rest. Be such good friends that your children see that & can freely fellowship with their first cousins. Family unity should not be taken for granted but it can happen & should. And – – – YOU are a Key to your family loving each other across generations.

– eab, 1/7/19

 

“There are only three kinds of persons; those who serve God having found Him; others who are occupied in seeking Him, not having found Him; while the remainder live without seeking Him and without having found Him. The first are reasonable and happy the last are foolish and unhappy; those between are unhappy and reasonable.”

 – Blaise Pascal /Pensees/

 

Do not make converts to “your position.” In stead, through private & corporate Bible study, through thorough searching of Scriptures, & openness in holy prayer, bring your friends & you to a fuller view of God’s & His timeless word. It, not our position, is what will count as we, via death, change worlds.

– eab, 1/9/19

 

“Other religions as the pagan are more popular for they consist in externals…The Christian religion alone is adapted to all being composed of externals & internals. It raises the common people to the internal & humbles the proud to the external; it is not perfect without the two for the people must understand the spirit of the letter & the learned must submit their spirit to the letter.

– Blaise Pascal /Pensees/

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Rev 19.20 +

Rev 19.20

“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

 

The devil came down (Christ said, “…I beheld satan as lightning fall from heaven” Luk 10.18). This appears to be pre Eden. He is someday soon going to go farther down. It may not appear “soon” to sinners but for the saint such a removal can’t be one day too soon. Luther was exactly right, “His doom is sure.”

– eab, 9/7/18

 

“…Whence come wars & fightings – the evil desires of men; the lust of dominion; the insatiable thirst for money & the desire to be…independent

– Adam Clarke, /Christian Theology/

 

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. Earth&World – think. #21

 

Nod

There’s a “land” that’s mysterious – odd,

Cannot be measured by mile nor rod.

You don’t know when you’re there

But your friends are aware,

You’re now touring the “land of Nod.”

– eab, 9/16/2003

 

Gen 1.1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Rev 21.1 “…a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away…”

 

If you’re “going to heaven” to see grandma or other relatives you’re “going” for the wrong reason. (Are you even going?) Those of us who’ve been around Christianity often see heaven as a place with “golden streets” & “gates of pearl.” We’ve also heard, perhaps less often, it has not need of the sun for “the Lamb is the light thereof” (Rev 21.23). What else do we KNOW about heaven?

– eab, 9/13/18

 

“…Every clergyman is not a candidate for a bishopric, but every man is a candidate for heaven.”

– John Fletcher, /Works 1/

 

“Where is this headed?” “If this trend continues, how will it shape our family, the church, the nation?” There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking these questions. “They tend toward pessimism.” No. In reality, any thinking father IS concerned for the future of his offspring. A holy pastor is burdened about his church & its direction. A honest statesman (different from a politician) is troubled about his country.

– eab, 9/16/18

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