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July-Aug. 2014

AUGUST 14, 2014—GOD MEANT IT FOR GOOD—Genesis 50: 20

There are not many things that can happen to a man in life that are worse that Joseph’s experience at the hands of his brothers; Torn from his family at a young age, hated by his brothers, sold into slavery, falsely accused, and thrown into prison. Yet, remarkably, throughout all this not one word of complaint was uttered. Years later when reunited with his brothers he said, “Ye thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good”. […]

AUGUST 13, 2014—THE LIGHT OF LIFE—John 8: 12

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jesus is God! He created light, He is the light and He is the revealer of light to man. There is really no other way to put it. He is the only way to truth and light. Studying about Him will not bring light, even studying His written word with our mind […]

AUGUST 12, 2014—IT IS WELL—11 Kings 4: 26

What a person says at the time of severe trouble reveals his character and we have a clear example of this in 11 Kings chapter 4. The only son of the Shunammite woman, a woman of great faith, had died. In her grief she did the only thing she knew to do and that was to travel to Mount Carmel to find the man of God, Elisha. When he saw her approaching he asked, “Is it […]

AUGUST 11, 2014—HIS LEAF SHALL NOT WITHER—Psalms 1; 1-3

The key verse is a familiar one, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly…his delight is in the law of the Lord…his leaf shall not wither.” This is a promise of Scripture. But I submit that it is not for the lukewarm, half-hearted, or nominal among us; It is for the true dedicated and longing heart of the one that recognizes his need, hears the voice of God and has given […]

AUGUST 8, 2014—I CAME NOT TO SEND PEACE—Matthew 10: 34-36

Over a hundred time in Scripture it talks about the ‘fear of the Lord’ as being the key to spiritual wisdom and the deeper Christian life. But as we observe those of the faith around us, we see very little of it. Jesus has become a friend, (and He is that), one we need when we want something or are in trouble (and we certainly need Him) but to fear Him just does not exist. It […]

AUGUST 7, 2014—THE LETTER KILLETH—11 Corinthians 3: 6

“The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life”. It is a deep and profound statement that reads almost exactly the same in all translations of the Bible and is often passed over without much thought. However, a little more time in meditation will reveal a dramatic difference in how one lives his Christian life. It is the theme of most all of Paul’s writing in the New Testament and parallels the distinction make between ‘law and grace’ […]

AUGUST 6, 2014—THERE WAS SILENCE & I HEARD A VOICE—Job 4;16

It is a remarkable thing that we must be silent to hear the voice of God. The evil one would have us go fast, be in the middle of a crowd where there is a lot of noise, and by all that miss the “small voice” (1 Kings 19;12) that is intended to give us spiritual direction. The Lord is so gracious to us that He will often place us in a position where we have no choice but […]

AUGUST 5, 2014—A REMNANT SHALL BE SAVED—Romans 9; 17

All through Scripture a small remnant of TRUE followers of the Lord have been saved from disaster and deception. It has been that way from the beginning of the history of man and his relationship with God. This is an alarming thought. It means that of the masses of those who call themselves Christian only a remnant will be saved. And we have the Example of ‘the days of Noah’ when God saved 8 […]

AUGUST 4, 2014—A SELF-RIGHTEOUS SPIRIT—Luke 14; 1-6

There are numerous accounts in the book of Luke that expose the self-righteous spirit of the religionists of that day. In chapter 14 Jesus is going into the house of a Pharisee to eat bread on the Sabbath when He encounters a man with the dropsy, which is a disease that will not allow him to eliminate waste fluid and meant certain death in time. Jesus knew their hearts and since there were experts in the law […]

AUGUST 1, 2014—BAPTIZED WITH FIRE—Luke 3; 16

Much is said about being baptized with the Holy Ghost these days but you seldom hear anything about being baptized with fire and yet John said that “he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.’ We all want the blessings that God offers and come with an infilling of the Holy Spirit, spiritual wisdom, understanding, communication with God and a powerful witness to others. However, how often have you heard someone ask for baptism […]