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Nov.-Dec 2013

TWICE BORN—John 3:3

What separates the Christian from the world is the fact that he has been twice born, born again. Scripture says that he then becomes a “new creature: behold old things are passed away” but is that what we see today?

I have some very dear friends who had a beautiful baby girl sixteen years ago. They already had two boys and they were very happy this time to have a girl. Things were fine for about a year and one […]

MYSTERIES OF GOD—Col. 2:2

There are deep things, mysteries, hidden things, profound things of God that the Bible speaks of often. The ears of the natural man or nominal Christianity (uncommitted part time Christians) do not hear them nor can he embrace them in his heart. These things defy the wise and prudent and those of higher learning for in most cases they have been indoctrinated into the somewhat legalistic doctrines of man. Scripture says these things have been revealed to babes and […]

SPIRITUAL VISION—Prov. 29:18

When I first began my search in earnest, I asked the Lord if He would just speak to me once; I would be completely satisfied. Well, it happened one winter night in Minnesota. I was reading the Bible, meditating and praying and the Lord gave me a mental picture of the sovereignty of God which has never left me. But, I then realized that I had not told Him the truth for it only drove me to desire more […]

THE BLESSINGS OF FAITHFULNESS—Job 42:12

A number of years ago I became very serious about my Christian life. I reasoned that if it was true what the Bible said about God leading and speaking to us… I had to know. This burning desire came, not because I just decided I wanted to know or through any credit of my own, it came because of the great affliction I was under. All Christians suffer with something, during their Christian walk, for the sole purpose of […]

COMMAND YE ME—Isaiah 45:11

There is a strange imperative given in Scripture that is only given to the spiritually mature follower of Christ. It says, “Concerning the work of my hands, command ye me.” (Isaiah 45;11) The clear meaning of this verse is that God is requiring that His people actually command Him to do work and it can be shown by Scripture that if they, His people, will not… the Lord will not move. A carefulness is required here because a shallow […]

MAN TAKES HIS OWN WAY—Jer. 10:23

It is believed by most all that Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of “the knowledge of good and evil” and thus we find ourselves in the fallen state of man… which would be true. However, There is a misconception that this was a once done happening that will forever affect us in the following generations; the subtle implication being that it was Adam’s fault and we are the victims. But, that is not a […]

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN

The small book of Habakkuk in the Old Testament has a powerful message for us today. Habakkuk voices the same questions that many have thought throughout history. 1) “How long shall I cry, and thou shalt not hear?” And 2) How long will the wicked go unpunished?. That is recorded in chapter one. In chapter two he starts out by boldly and somewhat arrogantly saying, “I (Habakkuk) will watch to see what he (God ) will say unto me.” […]

PUT OUT INTO DEEP WATER—Luke 5:4

A friend of mine has a beautiful picture of an old sailing ship on the wall of his office. The caption says, “A ship is safe in the harbor but that is not what it was intended to do”. There are many Christians who are comfortable in their knit little social of friends and bask in the small measure of truth that they have. At the same time they observe many who are hurting. They say, “They shouldn’t have […]

NECESSARY WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE—Mark 1:12

It is recorded in Mark chapter 1 that after Jesus was baptized “immediately the Spirit driveth Him into the wilderness”. That would seem to be an odd reward for making a total commitment to God the Father. After all, a voice was heard from heaven saying, “Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”. But, even more strange is the word immediately. Was it so necessary that temptation take place so soon after a mountain-top experience? […]

FEET WET—Joshue 3:13

It is a curious thing about the Christian walk of life. At almost all turning points in that journey blind faith is required before the light of truth comes on. In Joshua chapter 3, when the Israelites were crossing the Jordan into the promised land the Lord said, “as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord…shall rest in the waters of Jordan, the waters of Jordan shall be cut […]