Saturday, August 6, 2016

THE MISSING INGREDIENT ?????????

I have been a Christian for a long time.
And, I am more convinced than ever that
the Bible is truly the word of God.  I have
seen it proven true over and over.  Let the
skeptics scoff.  The day is coming when they
too will have to admit the truth of it.  Of
course, it may well be too late for them.


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How ever, most of the time I do not feel
like a saint. I am far from what I want to 
be.

Years ago I began to notice something.
The "Church" of the Bible, and the "Church"
of today plain and simply are different.  We
use the same words, but have attached different
meanings, or actions.  And the results are 
different.

As Christians we profess to follow the teachings
of Christ.  But do we???

For example.
I find lots of teaching, books, blogs, seminars,
articles etc. about how to succeed, prosper, be 
victorious, be a winner and get your prayers
answered - and much more.

BUT, BUT, BUT,
there is one subject that Christ taught in a very
simple straight forward manner that I have seen
NOTHING being taught on.

"Do not be afraid, little flock,
for your Father is pleased to
give you the Kingdom.  SELL
all your belongings 




and GIVE
the money to the poor.  Provide for
yourselves purses that don't wear out,
and save your riches in heaven,..."
(Luke 12:32,33 GNT)




And in another place when talking to a 
crowd of people Jesus said,

"In the same way,' concluded Jesus,
'none of you can be my disciple unless
you GIVE give up everything you 
have." (Luke 14:33 GNT)




Another time Jesus was talking to a Jewish
leader.  The man had followed all the do's
and don'ts, but knew something was missing.

"When Jesus heard this he said to him,
'There is still one more thing you need
to do.  SELL all you have and GIVE
the money to the poor,




and you will have riches in heaven; then come
and follow me."
(Luke 18:22 GNT)




As for me, I have another truck load ready
to go to the sale.



Friday, July 29, 2016

WAITING FOR HELP



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"I said, 'I have worked, but how hopeless
it is!  I have used up my strength, but have
accomplished nothing'.
Yet I can trust the Lord to defend my cause;
he will reward me for what I do."
(Isaiah 49:4 GNT)





Then God said,

"Then you will know that I am the Lord;
no one who waits for my help will be
disappointed."
(Isaiah 49:23b GNT)


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

TO SMART FOR YOUR OWN GOOD


So you have the "truth" all figured out.


But, does "truth" agree with you?


"Your wisdom and knowledge
led you astray,"
(Isaiah 47:10 GNT)


"So Jesus said to those who believed
in him, 'If you obey my teaching,
you are really my disciples; you 
will know the truth, and the truth
will set you free.'"
(John 8:31,32 GNT)

It is time to get out of your little mind
and into the one book that can give you
the truth,
The Holy Bible.


Friday, July 22, 2016

HE BLEW IT


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You have seen it more often than myself.
Pro athletes, actors or a celebrity who were
worth millions blew it.  You know,
bankrupt, insolvent, ruined or became penniless.

They simply blew it.


Why?
Usually because they simply squandered
their resources, or made bad investments.


They threw away more money than most of 
us could ever hope to make in a life time.

BUT, you have something much more valuable that
the money they threw away.  Your very life.  The
life that God gave you.  Are you squandering it?

There was once a rich man who had really
pilled it up.

"But God said to him, 'You fool!  
This very night you will have to 
give up your life;  then who will
get all these things you have kept
for yourself?'"
"And Jesus concluded, 'This is how
it is with those who pile up riches for
themselves but are not rich in God's
sight." (Luke 12:20,21 GNT)



Another time there was a rich man who really lived it up.

But,
"The rich man died and was buried,
and in Hades, where he was in great
pain, he looked up......" (Luke 16:22,23 GNT)

The fact that we all want to over look is,

"Everyone must die once
and after that be judged
by God." (Hebrews 9:27 GNT)


Are you just blowing your life away?
Or getting rich toward God?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BRAIN DEAD


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I live in a "brain dead" society.

The computer in our head has been infected with
a virus that has completely killed all brain activity.



Consider.

A gorilla [That is a large animal] was shot to 
protect a child.  The world went wild.  An animal
was shot, just to protect a child.



And,
daily thousands of children [They are little people like you]
are killed in abortion centers with no out cry at all.

When did an animal become more important than a human?
Or an eagle's egg more important than a human life?

We need to get back to God's book, the Holy Bible,
and let it clean the virus out of our brains.  Then
reboot our God given brains into action.






Friday, July 15, 2016

IT'S HARD TO BE A FOOL



 It is hard to be a fool.

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There is a statement I used to hear,
"He will work harder trying to get out of work
than it would be just to do the work."

I have not heard the statement in many years.
But I see it demonstrated constantly today.

One of the places I see it demonstrated constantly
is in the evolutionary community.



I own a piece of property that is hundreds
of miles from any sea.  Yet there are sea shell
fossiles all over the place, as the neighbor also
has.

What more proof of the "deluge" do you need?
But you know as well as I do that the so called
scientist would rather spin all kinds of theories
rather than simply accept the truth of God's
statement on the matter.




Over the years I have seen numbers of photos
of the skeletal remains of giants.  These have 
been found in a number of locations around he world.

How did they get there?

"In those days, and even later, there were giants
on the earth who were giants on the earth who
were descendants of human women and heavenly
beings.  They were the great heroes and famous
men of long ago."
(Genesis 6:4 GNT)

 But with the proof under their nose will these
fools accept the truth.  Of course not.  They
will work themselves to death trying to prove
these did not exist as the Bible said they did.

Some of the ways I have seen them try to 
explain away the existence of these are:

These photos are the result of a photo contest.
And even when they do not know where the 
photos come from claim them as "fake" because
of some theory or other.
Or, they just plain ignore the facts.

"Fools say to themselves
'There is no God!'"
(Psalms 14:1 GNT)





Wednesday, July 13, 2016

APPROVAL

We all want approval.
Approval of our family, friends,
neighbors, teachers or the boss.
Some even seek approval of their cronies
in seeing how crude or vile they can be.
Or even how evil they can be.

But is that where we should be seeking
our approval?

The approval of humans is only good
for a very brief time.  We need to be
seeking our approval where it really
matters.  The approval of God himself.

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The creator himself spoke of some
leaders and very religious folks who 
would not stand up for the truth because:

"They loved human approval rather
than the approval of God."
(John 12:43 GNT)

Sounds just like today.


Which is more important?
The approval of someone that does
not matter anyway.  Or the approval
of God himself who controls your
eternal destiny?

Jesus once said;

"I am not looking for human praise.
But I know what kind of people you
are, and I know that you have no
love for God in your hearts."

" You like to receive praise from one
another, but you do not try to win 
praise from the one who alone is God;..."
(John 5:41,42, 44 GNT)

The apostle Paul one of the most
devout men of God to ever live
once said:

"Does this sound as if I am trying to win
human approval?  No indeed!  What I
want is God's approval!    Am I trying to
be popular with people?  If I were still
trying to do so, I would not be a servant
of Christ."
(Galatians 1:10 GNT)

Whose approval are we seeking?