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The Wall

The Wall

The evening was drawing nigh, and people were scurrying home, or off to Stag Doo’s and Hen’s Parties, Engagements, Weddings, and lots of other reasons to meet up and to party, crash on the sofa or floor and then back home in the morning, back across to the other side of town, but today it is now just after midnight on the night of August 12–13, 1961, trucks with soldiers and construction workers rumbled through East Berlin. While most Berliners were sleeping, these crews began tearing up streets that entered into West Berlin, the… Continue reading

What’s in a Name

What is in a Name?

It is so interesting that in Hebrew understanding, Name = Your Character.  Even Abraham and Sarah got a name change which went along with that major change in their lives.  Revelation 2:17 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it].”  God is promising to all the Redeemed, a… Continue reading

New Birth

New Birth

To understand a “New Birth” we need to get deeply into the Old Testament, and especially into the Hebrew Mindset to get the very clearest of views, but then we are once more up against an impossibility, we are delving into something “Spiritual,” but fortunately for us, everything “Spiritual” has a companion “Physical and of this earth” that we can examine and prod and poke at, so that we can clearly conceptualize something that is “Heavenly.”  Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For [as]… Continue reading

Repentance

Repentance

In Scripture, there are a few cases on Repentance quoted, and often in some detail, King David’s one after Nathan the Prophet turned the bright light onto his dirty dark secret actions, as recorded in Psalm 51.  The Disciple Peter was so sure of himself, that he could take on anything and beat it without even trying, and then a puzzled young waitress asked him a very simple question, and Peter crashed into the worst and most public of failures, in essence, right in-front of the TV Cameras and aired on an immediate “News Flash,” of the day.… Continue reading

Covenanters

Covenanters

A while back, in northern England, Ireland and in especially Scotland, there was a ground swell, where Believers were getting back to what the Bible actually said, and then they actually did it, they really actually lived by the Bible, they read it, they believed every word, then their faithful lives clearly reflected a major difference between themselves and nominal-Christian’s of the day.  Bible reading was a daily passion, their prayers were powerful and sincere, as they were the “Genuine Article” and not some “Cheap Knock Off.”

Quote; “Death before dishonor or the transgression of God’s law should… Continue reading

Coveting

Coveting

We have this verse from Deuteronomy 5:21 MSG “No coveting your neighbor’s wife. And no lusting for his house, field, servant, maid, ox, or donkey either—absolutely nothing that belongs to your neighbor!”  Or to put this another way; Warning; “Do not covet more than what God has already given you.”

Philippians 4:11-14 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content.  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be… Continue reading

King Saul’s Downfall

King Saul’s Downfall

When you look at Israel’s first King, though he did some great things, there was one “Big Failing” that is one he never ever overcame, and this was his eventual “Downfall.”  King Saul always took the “Easy Path” and folded at the least sign of almost anything, as if almost scared of his own shadow, but at other times he was fearless, well that is until Goliath turned up and challenged him, instead of standing at the front of the Troops, or asking God what he should do, he was found way in the back, stuck… Continue reading

King Saul’s Downfall

King Saul’s Downfall

When you look at Israel’s first King, though he did some great things, there was one “Big Failing” that is one he never ever overcame, and this was his eventual “Downfall.”  King Saul always took the “Easy Path” and folded at the least sign of almost anything, as if almost scared of his own shadow, but at other times he was fearless, well that is until Goliath turned up and challenged him, instead of standing at the front of the Troops, or asking God what he should do, he was found way in the back, stuck… Continue reading

The Faith that Works

The Faith That Works

Quote; “Faith is not certainty of knowledge, it is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6. Faith is trusting in God–believing that He loves us, and knows what is for our very best good. Thus, instead of our own way, it leads us to choose His way. In place of our ignorance, it accepts His wisdom;… Continue reading

May Fly

May Fly

Let us look at this very interesting creature and see what we can learn from it.

Let us look at Wikipedia; “The lifespan of an adult mayfly is very short and varies depending on the species. The primary function of the adult is reproduction; the mouthparts won’t work, and the digestive system is filled with air.  The wings are membranous, with extensive venation, and are held upright like those of a butterfly. The hindwings are much smaller than the forewings, and may be vestigial or absent. The second segment of the… Continue reading

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