Only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation.
John Jay - First US Supreme Court Chief Justice
Wednesday's Word: June 2012

Wednesday's Word

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

No Place Like Home

Hello All,

Every once in a while it’s important to take a step back and breathe a little. You know, put down the shovel, wipe the sweat from your brow and look at the beauty all around and realize one pervasive thing: This is temporary.
I know I need to remind myself to apply that same thinking when it comes to blogging: I can get so persistently passionate with ‘progress’ that I disregard ‘promise’.

There's No Place Like Home

Life isn’t always good, But God is good without fail.
His work has prepared for us a place
That not a tongue can tell.
Lest we forget the simple truth;
Our Father’s on His thrown.
And His Word promises a rest for us
We’ll rest when we get Home.
Not a house like where we may be tonight
Making tomorrow’s plans.
A place like nothing we’ve ever seen,
A Home made without man’s hands.
No concerns for home insurance,
Or the hassle of homeowner fees.
His promises provide our daily assurance.
His Joy is to put our hearts at ease.
A day is coming when we’ll no longer say
So much to do, yet so little time.
I patiently wait to cherish that day
There’ll be no more mountains to climb.
No more headaches or strenuous work
No chores of which to speak
And Ah!!! Imagine the very thought
Of ‘No more spiritually weak’
Up close and personal with Our God and His Christ
No more sadness of being alone
As much as I enjoy the blessings of “here”
I know that there’s no place like Home.

Here’s the Word:

Hebrews 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

In Him,

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What Are the Odds?

Hello All,

Quite peculiar how easy it is to “get the wrong idea”. Even when you think there’s enough information to convey a clear consistent message, we are often surprised by the feedback we receive. I admit, I love a play on words, but there’s a difference between a “twist” and getting it twisted. A play on words and confusion is not the same thing. There is a difference.

Here’s The Word;

Leviticus 10:10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

So I’m not talking about the mathematical ratio in a question of odds. I’m talking about how odd it is that we rationalize this question of being different. God expects there to be a difference between His chosen and anyone else. We are supposed to live as peaceably as possible with people, but at there is a point where it should be obvious that we’re at odds with this world. Again, don’t get it twisted, we’re FREE in Christ, but that doesn’t erase the idea of being different from the average unbeliever. So it’s up to you to look into your own life and answer; What are the odds?

In Him,

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Thinking Things Over

Hello All,
Okay, so today’s message is going to be presented a little differently. When is the last time you really thought “things” over?

Here’s the Word:

Luke 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. “What things?”

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace “What things?”

2 Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ “What things?”

Psalm 107:43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD. “What things?”

Jeremiah 5:25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. “What things?”

Matthew 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. “What things?”

Mark 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. “What things?”

John 13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. “Really? What things?”

1 Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach. “Sounds important. What things?”

Okay so now you tell me, which one of those things can you honestly look at and say “ahhh, those things don’t apply to me”? Or “Those things hold no interest for me at all.”

Understand, I only picked a few things, there are more things where those came from. And trust me, these are things you'll wanna know.
Take for instance the first reference in Luke, many people are confused about many a thing. And sadly, they preach a distorted message because trying to get you to believe that these things mean something that they really don't.
We need to know things for ourselves.
In Second Timothy, we’re commanded to study to show ourselves approved. And the first 2 verses of the Psalms talks about the blessed man who meditates (thinks deeply) on God’s Word.
So I hope you’re a little intrigued and motivated to crack open a Bible and think these “things” over.

In Him,