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Consent

Consent

Quote; “To many minds the origin of sin and the reason for its existence are a source of great perplexity. In their interest in these questions, the truths plainly revealed in God’s word and essential to salvation are neglected; and the fact that the Scriptures furnish no explanation, is seized upon as an excuse for rejecting the words of Holy Writ.  It is impossible to explain the origin of sin, or to give a reason for its existence. It is an intruder, for whose existence no reason can be given. It is mysterious, unaccountable; to excuse it, is… Continue reading

Fossilized

Fossilized

A fossil is something that has been quickly buried in soft mud, probably by a deluge or a flood, and then the mud in time settles and solidifies and then it progressively turns into stone and the plant, insect, object or creature or whatever it is, is now a fossil, looking just like it was when as it was buried, though often a bit flattened from the process.  Ephesians 2:5 “Even when we were dead in sins, He hath quickened us together with Christ, (for by grace ye are saved.)”  There was an interesting film series made… Continue reading

Gods Patience

God’s Patience

Here is a series of verses that give us just how great and vast is the patience of our God.  2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”  God is always depicted as being “Longsuffering” as his Patience is huge and immense, God is extremely patient. 1 Corinthians 13:4 “Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,” Now “God is Love”… Continue reading

Smorgasbord Reunion

Smorgasbord Reunion

The day had finally come and all was ready, the invitations had been long ago sent out, the follow ups and reminders had also followed along from time to time advising that the “Big Day” was getting very close, the Host had all the food well prepared, the venue was all ready, each and every seat had already been pre-paid for by the host, the day and hour was finally here, so now it was time for all the invited guests to rock on up, to celebrate and to feast and to fellowship, but would they come? … Continue reading

Where resides your God?

Where resides your God?

So often when you talk to people you wonder where their god resides, so often, like Israel past, their god lives only in their past.  Once upon a time, long time ago, far far away, God parted the Red Sea to rescue us from slavery and death, once upon a time god went into battle before us and our enemies fell at our feet, once upon a time, and so it goes on, their god is a god active only in their past. In the Old Testament there is a wonderful story about a man… Continue reading

Grace and Faith

Grace and Faith

Here is a simple explanation for us all, to help us to get our heads around the reality of Grace and Faith.  Let us tell a “Parable.”  Men will understand this well, you get up late as you over-slept from a previous hard day, quickly up showered and rush downstairs for breakfast, which is fortunately already on the table, you eat quickly, grab your lunch box off the counter next to the line-up of the children’s brightly coloured ones, and out the door, gone, a hectic day flies by, and on the way home a… Continue reading

Didn’t Ask

Didn’t Ask

How often do we all blame God for all our troubles and trials in our daily lives that so regularly implode our way, for all those predicaments that we land up in, and for other things, when we so often did not firstly ask God’s permission, council and advice in the very first place?  Where should I go? What do you want me to do? How do you want this situation handled God?  We so often rush about without God’s council and advice, we so often do it singing, I did it my way, and when… Continue reading

Is there Tin Within?

Is there Tin Within?

I was doing some more in depth study and research on a subject that I have spent decades on, “The Wilderness Sanctuary,” and this point came up that I knew already, but I had never quite connected these dots this way.  We turn to Isaiah 1:25 “And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin.”  Now Tin in the Hebrew mind set is synonymous with “Sin;” it is just one of those things that are interconnected.  Now Brass is a composite of… Continue reading

What’s Eating You?

What’s Eating You?

The Gardener daily looked over the bare earth, but there should be masses of Dahlia shoots springing forth, powering up towards the sky, thick foliage and big heavy heads of colourful blossom, but each day, there was nothing but bare earth.  Watering, fertilizer, warm sunshine, nothing seemed to be working.  Then the gardener noticed that some of the other plants in the vege garden were being attacked by hungry snails, so he sprinkled some bait out for them, and on his way past the Dahlia bed he sprinkled the last crumbs from the box thinly… Continue reading

Why Curse

Why Curse?

Let us dissect this verse and find a depth that is often missed, Luke 6:28 “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.”  So on face value, this looks fine, it admonishes us that should somebody come at us from “The Dark Side” in curses or negativity, we are admonished to stay with Jesus Christ on “The Light Side” and to Bless them, to be a blessing unto them.  Now “Curse” is Strongs [2672] and is “to doom – to curse.”   Now Strongs [2672] comes from Strongs [2671] which… Continue reading

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