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Sept.-Oct 2014

OCTOBER 31, 2014—BLESSED ARE YOU IF YOU DO THEM—John 13; 17

In John chapter 13 Jesus was teaching His disciples truth when He said, “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.” Another translation says, “Blessed are you if you do them”. When a person knows they should do something and they follow through and do it, they receive a surprising blessing. It always is that the one proclaiming Christ, the one writing a book on God’s truth or even the layman that lives […]

OCTOBER 29. 2014—DO YOU FEAR GOD?—Psalms 25; 14

The key verse says that, “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him”… but it seems that a healthy fear does not come except over time. We begin our relationship with an acknowledgment of who God is and then proceed to petition Him for THINGS; blessings, deliverance from trouble, smooth sailing, etc. In short we are full of requests. Even though that is a shallow, one sided relationship the Lord accepts it initially. […]

OCTOBER 28, 2014—VIRTUE HAS GONE OUT OF ME—Luke 8; 46

In Luke chapter 8 our Lord was in the middle of a crowd, pressed on all sides, when He declared ‘Someone touched me”. It wasn’t the jostling of the throng but a touch of healing that took something out of Him. The woman with the issue of blood believed that if she could just touch the hem of His garment she could be healed… and so it was. When Jesus saw the woman He said, “Thy faith hath […]

OCTOBER 27. 2014—LORD, I WILL FOLLOW YOU, BUT—Luke 9; 61

Most Christians today take a certain amount of pride in proclaiming that ‘they will follow the Lord anywhere’ when what they really mean is that they will follow if it is humanly reasonable or if it meets with the approval of the church they attend or if it is agreed to by friends and family or if it agrees with the generally accepted interpretation of Scripture. But that is just lip service and contains no spiritual substance. Further, it […]

OCTOBER 23, 2014—DO WE BELIEVE—Mark 11; 24

Do we, who call ourselves Christians, really believe?  I’m not talking about the fact that Jesus is the son of God and died on the cross for our sins, even Satan, himself, believes that.  I’m talking about all the things Jesus said and taught while He was on earth.  For example, do we believe that “Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24, or “If ye shall ask […]

OCTOBER 22, 2014—GOD IN A BOX

The greatest religious error of history is that man, from the very beginning, has attempted to either bring God down to his level or raise himself up to God’s which, of course, is what Adam and Eve did in the garden. But then nothing really has changed, the religious establishment of Christ’s day on earth and even today has perfected the very same error. Each group or denomination claims to fully understand God and thereby establish doctrine, rules and […]

OCTOBER 21, 2014—SPIRITUAL POWER—Romans 8:24, 25

Have you ever wondered why the miraculous power of God is not as evident today as it was 2000 years ago. Particularly in view of scriptures like Romans 8:24,25 where it proclaims that we have hope in Christ for the impossible.

Clearly the Lord has said that His power is available to those who are obedient and have faith. So, why is it not evident? Well, one thing is sure, it is not the Lord’s fault…and that leaves a lack […]

OCTOBER 20, 2014—THE PRESENCE OF GOD—11 Timothy 4; 1 (NAS)

The world, the flesh and the evil one have all joined forces and are relentless in their attempt to keep a soul from seeing, hearing and experiencing ‘the presence of God’. This is accomplished by offering fast living, entertainment, pleasure, lust, covetousness and all sort of other distractions that appeal to our nature and serve to drowned out the small gentle voice of truth. And it would be nigh on impossible to break this hold on man were it […]

OCTOBER 17, 2014—THE EASY WAY OR THE HARD WAY—Isaiah 28; 5-15

I remember telling some of my children when they were young, “You can either learn this lesson the easy way or the hard way, but you will learn it”. That’s basically what the Lord is saying to the people of Isaiah’s day in the key passage. In verse 10 He says that He will teach them wisdom and truth “precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little” which would represent the […]

OCTOBER 15, 2014—BEYOND OUR ASKING—Ephesians 3; 20

It seems the Lord has a certain M.O. (method of operation) when He answers the prayers of His own and it is consistent with the key verse in Ephesians. “Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”. Not only is it miraculous and wonderful that the Lord hears us and answers prayer but as confirmation that it was HE, […]