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Affluenza

Affluenza

There is an interesting term that was coined back in the mid 50’s, so I guess, that by now, we all must be somehow infected, with this interesting disease, some are very heavily infected, and some have a decent sniffle of, “Affluenza.”  There are two basic levels of this affliction, Full Blown “Have’s” and all those “Wanna Be’s” who have a mild affliction, and yet long for more wealth, and a fuller infection of “got it all,” and are led to believe that “Having” is the end all , and be all, of everything, that they have finally… Continue reading

Standing on the Promises

Standing on the Promises

 

Quote; “To abide in faith is to put aside feeling and selfish desires, to walk humbly with the Lord, to appropriate His promises, and apply them to all occasions, believing that God will work out His own plans and purposes in your heart and life. {FLB 122}

Let us read the words to this great old Hymn; Standing on the promises of Christ my King, Through eternal ages let His praises ring, Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God. Chorus; Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of… Continue reading

God’s Gone!

God’s Gone!!

Help!! We cannot find God!!  We have a very big problem, you see, God is missing and we cannot find him, or so very many try to tell us.  King David at times in his life, when he looked to God; to his horror he discovered that God was not there, he looked far away, then close by, he looked left and looked right, up and down, and like a child lost from his parents in a large crowd, immediately cried out for a look at the “True God,” but there was just vast open expanses… Continue reading

Balaam’s Curse

Balaam’s Curse

There is an interesting story in Ancient Scripture, and this occurs just before Israel crosses the Jordan and into the “Promised Land.”  We are today on the same, but “spiritual journey,” that mirrors the Exodus, so this is critical for us, because we are about to face the same problems as we are about to cross Jordan and into the Heavenly Promised Land.  Let us re-cap the situation.  Balak is the King of the Nation of Moab and is stressed out, as out of the wilderness to his south came a few people, that is… Continue reading

What is Faith?

What is Faith?

Here is a term that we throw about in encouragement to one another and often use it ourselves in reality, almost every day, but possibly do not even realize that we are expressing “Faith” in so much more, or in so many various ways.  Let us look at the Bible for the concept from its pages.  Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith [it is] impossible to please [God]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he… Continue reading

New Exodus

New Exodus

Israel, “Gods People” are in Egypt, and Egypt = Sin, so God’s Kids are in a land and environment hostile and alien to them, Sin; when God desperately wants them at “His Place,” over there, which is the “Promised Land” and that is a Land where God is, and where Sin is definitely not ever present.  Exodus 8:1 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.”  Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out… Continue reading

Ruth

Ruth

We have another book of the Bible, that is read yearly in its entirety in Jewish Synagogues, and that is the book of Ruth, well worth another read; contemplatingly.  In Short, Naomi and her husband and two sons, leave Bethlehem (the House of Bread) because a famine, “No Bread.”  Her two sons marry local girls, her husband dies, her two sickly sons die, and that is about as rough as she can take it here in a foreign land, there is now bread in “the House of Bread” so she decides that enough is enough, and she… Continue reading

Esther

Esther

Here is a wee book in the Bible; in the sequence of, Esther, Job, Psalms, which is the easiest way to find this book.  Now in Jewish Eyes, this is not only a “Historic Book,” but it is also viewed as a “Prophetic Book” in that what transpired upon God’s People back in ages past, is going to be repeated at the end of the ages, when once more, wickedness plans to destroy God’s People, but then a saviour, like Esther, is used to bring victory and salvation.

In Jewish Circles, this book is to be read in… Continue reading

Ticket to Heaven

Ticket to Heaven

 

Here is something that I have been pondering over for some time, and I think that it is about time to share this with you.  There was a, not so familiar Christian song, some years back, that had a catchy line something like this, “Jesus is your Ticket to Heaven,” and it is probably a very true statement, but wait “There’s more” as the “On Line Shopping” advertisement goes.  Quote; “The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to… Continue reading

How Committed are You?

How committed are you?

Let us explore something that I have mulled over for a while, and we will start with 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  This concept pretty much covers everything; how you drive, talk, mow the lawn, weed the garden, play with the kids, function in your employment, socially, shopping, Church, beach, fishing, sleeping, exercising; yes everything is to be, to the Glory of God.  This certainly makes one stop and think about how well we are actually doing at; “Represent… Continue reading

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