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Little IS Much!

Dr. Tom Wallace had a great devotion in the Baptist Bread for today. This is part of why our country has turned its back on God and is in the shape it is in.

Zechariah 4:10 “For who hath despised the day of small things?…the eyes of the LORD,…run to and fro through the whole earth.” There is NOTHING that is hidden from God, NOTHING!

“Most of us know and love the truth in the song, “Little is much when God is in it.” That same thought is found in the principle of wrong doing and sin. Little is too much when we are speaking of sin. One of satan’s subtle suggestions is, “It’s no big deal.” He got Eve to eat forbidden fruit with that approach. Saul did not consider it a big thing to spare Agag the Amalekite, but he lost his kingdom over it. When David insisted that the people of Israel be numbered, it didn’t appear to be much of an issue, but thousands of people died because of it. It is the little foxes that spoil the vines. Ninety-nine percent pure water, and one percent arsenic will make a person one-hundred percent dead! Ananias and Sapphira did not think the little lie they told Peter was a big deal but God saw it quite differently. Another classic illustration of this truth is the death of Uzza, who innocently touched the Ark to keep it from falling. He violated a basic law of God.”

“Just slacking off a little bit in our Bible reading, in our praying, in our church attendance, in our tithing and in our witnessing is a much bigger issue than we suppose. The results will be much more damaging than we imagine. Maybe the old adage, “An inch is as near as a mile if you miss” is worth considering.” T. W.

We have all been through this at some point in our lives. I know that I have in the past. As I mature in my walk with the Lord, I understand that those subtle little things do indeed lead into much bigger things. As time goes on, and we become numb to the sin, we no longer think of it as sin. God has led me to turn from that thinking and be ever aware of it, so much so that I have experienced being ostracized by close family members for not being willing to play hooky from church, or to let our son be involved in their sin. Lies have been told about me to make themselves feel better about their own lifestyles. The demeaning and disrespect is painful to think about, but I do understand that they are in bondage to the evil temporary pleasures of this world, and I continue to love them and pray for God’s intervention and deliverance from that bondage. I take much comfort in the fact that “nothing is hidden from God” and all things are in His control. All I need do is leave it all in His most capable hands and do my very best to live as closely to Him as humanly possible.

Nearly every day, we hear in the news of the fall of one of God’s Shepherd’s because of some sin they chose to be involved in. A beloved preacher I knew and loved for over 16 years stepped down from the pulpit this past year after admitting that he had been stealing money from missions for his own personal use. I am sure when he began doing it many years ago, he justified it with the same kind of thinking, “It’s just a little; I will put it back later…” His actions have caused much harm and pain for many in the flock, as well as the missionaries who did not get the money. His life is pretty much a wreck now, and that does not make me happy. I pray God will accomplish His will through it all, because we have God’s promise in Romans 8:28.

The only safeguard any of us have is to NOT waver from our quiet time with our LORD and in His Word, shining our lights and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, and yes church attendance, where we have the strength, love and support of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: AND SO MUCH THE MORE, AS YE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2015 in God's Love

 

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Perfect Opportunity for a Rant!

Anna:

Spot on!

Originally posted on Just Writing!:

“Think global, act local.” Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.

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This one could make me very unpopular. It stirs me up!  Gets me in march formation :)  Makes me want to climb up on my soapbox  and orate to the masses.

About what? 

About the stupidity of political correctness; about Obama’s determination not to call Radical Islam what it is; about the foolishness of the dangerous position Hillary took that we need to “empathize” with our enemies; about the blind refusal to acknowledge that we are indeed at war with Radical Islam, and that at this point, they are winning.

How can we act locally?  We’re not threatened here in America, after all.

Are you serious? Of course we are! We are the “Great Satan” in their eyes, and we are the last bastion of freedom in this miserable world. Their ultimate goal is…

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Posted by on February 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Fifty Shades of Sin

Anna:

Well Said

Originally posted on Study God's Word:

I have never read the Shades of Gray books; I never will. I certainly will not see the trashy movie, which even the two main characters themselves aren’t very proud of. They shouldn’t be.

This is one of the best pieces I’ve read about all this, and I decided to pass it on to you.

http://www.bonbonbreak.com/letter-children-fifty-shades-grey/

It doesn’t take long to read, and it’s well worth the time.

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Posted by on February 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

God Knows

As the evil and chaos in our world unfold more each day, we are to let these things be a sign to us. We are to watch, let our lights shine to lead the lost to Jesus, and be ready. I believe the evil corruption in our government touches all of us. I also believe it is a result of and punishment for our country’s “going away from God.” As history proves, any nation that rejects God suffers the consequences as we “go our own way.” If we say we are God’s children, but we continue to live in the sinfulness of this world, we are as guilty as any for bringing this punishment upon us. If we sit idly by and do or say nothing, we are just as guilty as those evil liberalists and their socialist policies in the government who’s mission seems to be the destruction of the United States of America. Things are very bad and getting worse with each passing day; signs of the choices made for evil. We do not know the exact day and hour when our Father will send His Son for His Church. Only our Father in Heaven knows, but Jesus did share signs for us to be aware of. Jesus also told us how to behave as Christians and to “be ye also ready…”

Jesus’ words on the Mount of Olives say all that need be said. “He who has an ear, let him hear!!”

Matthew 24:36-51

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

There are many today who mock and attack God’s children, who strive to live a life that is glorifying to our God as we are commanded to do, just as they did poor Noah and his family for over 100 years as they were obediently building the ark and calling for repentance. I urge all reading this to repent of your sin and obey our one and only True God Jehovah by living a life that will point the lost to Jesus. As we can all see, time is running out! None of us want to stand before Jesus and give account for the part we play in these last days for leading others away from Him by our actions. The choice is ours.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2015 in God's Truth

 

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Be Prepared for Opposition

Matthew 10:34 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”

When we decide to take up Jesus’ cross and live for Him and put Him first, we must be prepared for opposition which will come, not only from the lost in this world, but much more heartbreaking is that it will come from those closest to us. If they are not seeking to know Christ more and to become more like Him each day, as we are, the conviction will be such that they will not be comfortable in our presence and they will accuse us of judging them and of being self-righteous. We must bathe ourselves in His Word and claim His promises, as we continue on our path with our Saviour and lift them up to Him for deliverance from this world.

Matthew 10:35-42:

“For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”

Jesus Christ Carrying Cross

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2015 in Godly Women

 

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God’s Infallible Word

God’s word is indeed infallible! I believe He has protected it over the centuries as our Guidebook. Sometimes, while under conviction, we can look at God’s Word as a rules and regulations book, but it is so very much more than that. The rules and regulations are for our own protection because He loves us so. The Bible has much more to offer.

This mornings devotion was very interesting, so much so that I had to share. The author of today’s devotion in our Baptist Bread, Dr. Paul Heaton, found this quote in Compton’s Encyclopedia: “One of the supreme achievements of the English Renaissance came at its close, in the King James Bible…It is rightly regarded as the most influential book in the history of the English civilization…the King James Version combined homely, dignified phrases into a style of great richness and loveliness. It has been a model of writing for generations of English-speaking people.”

I must say I whole-heartedly agree. I love the KJV of God’s Word and I never care to use any of the modern versions which leave out so many words and verses, and change complete wording of God’s Word, which helps people stay comfortable in their sin. I never really got into poetry, but I love the poetic flow of the Psalms and how they are so easy to understand. I balk when I hear people say they use other versions, such as NIV, because it helps them understand it better. Excuse me, but the KJV was written at a 7th grade reading level. Some well-intentioned people say they use other versions to help people get the gist of what the Bible says. What? The gist is just some man’s interpretation. I see no need to veer from the uncorrupted version of God’s Word, as His Spirit leads us in understanding and sharing with others. He tells us what to say and how to say it if we listen to Him. If we have trouble with knowing meanings of words, the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance tells meanings of the original Hebrew and Greek words used in the Bible.

(AS A SIDE NOTE: to make yourselves more educated on the truth of those ‘other’ versions, you may check it out for yourselves here: http://www.av1611.org/tracts.html#BibleVersions or here:  http://av1611.com/kjbp/charts.html.)To those who corrupt God’s Word, I would remind of this: Revelation 22:18-19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Dr. Heaton listed where some of our sayings (some might call them cliche’s) originated in God’s Word. He found them in Compton’s Encyclopedia. I wish to share them, with the Scriptures. Enjoy!

Job 19:20 “My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.” So we say, “Saved by the skin of my teeth.”

Job 36:27 “For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:” So we say, “It poured down rain.”

Psalm 37:36 “Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.” So we say, “Passed away” (describing the death of someone).

Psalm 50:22 “Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.” Where the bully gets, “I will tear you in pieces.”

Psalm 78:25 “Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full.” Ever hear of “angel food cake?”

Proverbs 13:12 “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” The lonely say, “I am heart sick.”

Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” So we say, “Laughter is the best medicine.” (I especially love this verse.)

Ecclesiastes 10:20 “Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.” So we say, “A little birdie told me.”

Psalm 138:2 “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Truth and Common Sense

 

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Judgment

Anna:

This is spot on. I have been studying Ezra and Nehemiah, and especially after reading the prayer of the Levites in Nehemiah Chapter 9, so much of their sin of rejecting God and His Law looks like the sins of America today. God is merciful and just. I agree with Linda here. The stage is being set for The Very End, as America becomes more and more tolerant to sin, and continues to reject God and His Commandments and His People. I believe there is but a Remnant in this land, and we must push on and let our lights shine so that more will join us on God’s planned day of Rapture!

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Matthew 25:41.“Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”

I want to go back to the previous  passage for the purposes of clarification. When Jesus spoke the words in verses 31-46, He was not speaking to the Church.  Remember, these events are taking place after the church has been raptured, and after the Great Tribulation.  During the period of the Tribulation, the remnant of believing Jews will carry the gospel to all the nations of the world. They, the Jews, are His brethren (Matt. 10:6; John 1:11; 19:20; 20:10). Those (nations) who treat His brethren well and receive the preaching of the gospel  will be blessed.  Those (nations) who persecute the Jews who are preaching the gospel during the Tribulation will be cursed not by God, but by their own stubborn…

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Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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