Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Many of you remember the name,
Wang Ming Tao, one of the great house
church leaders of China. He spent twenty
three years in prison for his faith. He
passed away back in about 1991. But his
example of living for God carries on to
challenge us.

Here is a quote from him out of an old
Open Doors publication.

"You ought to make a prison cell for yourself.
When I went into prison, I was broken. I was
an evangelist and wanted to hold campaigns
throughout China. I was a writer and wanted
to write books. I was a preacher and wanted
to read my Bible and write sermons.

"But I didn't have a Bible or a pulpit, a
congregation, a pen or paper. I could do
nothing. Nothing except get to know God.
For 20 years, this was the most beautiful
relationship that I have ever known."

Later he add.
"I was put in a prison cell, but you will have
to do this yourself. Make your life simple, so
that you have time to get to know God."

Thursday, January 7, 2010


During this time of sever weather when God seems
to be making a mockery of the "Global Warming"
hoax, his protection is sorely needed. With ice and
snow abounding, the potential for injury has
multiplied. Not to mention evil on every hand.
Terrorism, more idiots than ever AND our own

Quite a few years ago I begin to pray daily that
God would give his angels charge over our family
for protection. Thank God, I have not regretted it.
I have no idea how many times we have been
spared because of it.

This subject was covered by "Faded Ladies" a
a short time back. Go back to their post
"Spiritual Visitors - Part V". You will really
enjoy seeing God's angels in action in this
post. But it comes again to my mind now while
the need is amplified and to remind us of God's

Consider, after God had given the law to the
nation of Israel, he told them;
"Behold, I send an angel before you, to guard you
on the way and to bring you to the place which I
have prepared....When my angel goes before you,"
-Exodus 23:20 & 23 RSV
The thought is also expressed in,
Exodus 14:19, 32:34, 33:2
And my favorite,
"Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
the Most High your habitation,
no evil shall befall you,
no scourge come near your tent.
For he will give his angels charge of you
to guard you in all your ways."
-Psalms 91:9-11 RSV

This is the Scripture the Devil quoted to Jesus
in the great temptation. But it is open for all
who make the Lord their refuge.
Ask God to have his angels protect you and your
family. You will not regret it.
"Lord give your angels charge to protect all who
make you their refuge. Thank you for giving us
their protection because of your love for us."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Personally I would
rather not be around
ignorant, dumb or
stupid people. That
means anyone more
ignorant, dumb, or
stupid than myself.
[If other people think
like that. It may
account for them not bothering me!]

I do not know of any place in the Scriptures that
puts a premium on, ignorance, stupidity, or
dumbness. (You draw the lines of demarcation.)
And I am not trying to advocate them.

But have you ever thought about how sometimes
we are too smart for what we are doing? Too
smart for our own good?

Any time we think we can handle things, or
depend on our own abilities, we are too smart for
our own good. Jesus said,
"for apart from me you can do nothing."
-John 15:5 RSV

The Apostle Paul said,
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
to show that the transcendent power belongs
to God and not to us.-2 Corinthians 4:7 RSV
We are only the container. It is supposed to be
God who is seen in us. Not us and our skills or
abilities or knowledge.

Look what happened to Moses. He was raised by
Pharaoh's daughter in the palaces of Egypt.
"And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of
the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words
and deeds."
-Acts 7:22 RSV

And you know God could not use him that
way. Moses had to spend forty years in the desert
unlearning what he had learned. But when God
got through with him. He was the meekest man
on earth and God was able to use him in a mighty
"Now the man Moses was very meek, more
than all men that were on the face of the earth.
-Numbers 12:3 RSV

[Hey! what happened to his self esteem???]
See this vessel (container).
That is the way we are
supposed to be. It is cheap,
fragile and no good for any
thing. It's purpose is only
to display the cheesecake.
It's all about the cheesecake,
not the container,
Even what little stands
out on this crummy
container, is advertising
for the cheesecake.

That is the way we are supposed to be. Full of
God, and whatever anyone can see in us is only
about God in us.

K.P. Yohannan in his book "Dependence Upon the
Lord" on page 41 gives us this quote from Mother
"I am convinced that when I am gone, if God finds
a person more ignorant and useless that I, He will
do greater things through that person because it
will be His doing."

"Lord help us to only show you and not ourselves.
May you increase while we decrease."