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The Reunion

The Reunion

Separated at birth, adopted out, parted from biological family, moved far far away, life has now moved onwards in a new and comfortable environment, often far away from their city and country of birth, but the deep and quiet inner tugging’s, of those quiet inner callings of the almost unknown past were ever present and never far away.  Where is my birth parents, does one actually have any brothers and sisters, and if so, then how many make up my biological family?  Do they miss me as much as I miss a real relationship with them?… Continue reading

Come out of Sin

 Come Out of Sin

I was watching a TV Program and it was the Testimony of a group of people who had individually left a sinful lifestyle, and how they were now progressing well, but the things that they were struggling with, is Temptation, which is what we all of us get bombarded with.  We have this verse in Revelation, and it calls us “to come out” as found in Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive… Continue reading

Overhaulin

Overhaulin

I am what you call “a petrol head,” in that I love anything with a motor in it, and especially if it has lots of horsepower, so after I saw a program of this name, a spiritual thought germinated and grew, so here it is for you.  The old car was still in the back of the shed and still covered with a very dusty cloth, between family, work commitments and a lack of funds, it sat there for “another day” when what was currently seen would be totally transformed into something that was pretty clear in his… Continue reading

Batteries not Included

Batteries not Included

In this Article we are exploring an interesting concept; so here goes, and our Title is the big give-away to where we are going.  “Batteries are not included,” so, our, “Going to Church without Jesus is just like a toy without a battery.”   We can appear “just right,” wave flags, make great orations, promises and speeches, appear to be the Real-Deal, but if we do not really actually have Jesus Christ living within and directing, powered by the Holy Spirit, then we are about as good for nothing as one can get, just a… Continue reading

Ingratitude

Ingratitude

I came across this quote recently and it got me thinking, so it is now time to share this with you all.  Quote; “Ingratitude is regarded by the LORD as among the most aggravating sins.”  It seemed a little unfair at first, but let us decipher this slowly.  Ingratitude; (Collins Dictionary) “to act in order to bring oneself into favour with someone, ingratiating” or “lack of gratitude or of thanks.”  In common terms, “greasing up to somebody for personal benefit.”  Let us move to the next portion, “regarded,” (Collins Dictionary) “to look closely or… Continue reading

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

The wall of water, from the sudden and protracted heavy thunder storm system, had finally receded, a few months’ worth of rain had just fallen in a couple of days so the resultant muddy soup in their neighbourhood had at last finally drained or had been pumped away, so after days away from their homes, the Police had finally lifted the cordon and let them go home, well back to what now was the remains, or a semblance of their memories, now just a battered house. That which was there now before their eyes did not look at… Continue reading

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

We have just passed the date that is popularly called “Easter Sunday” and it is the Traditional day to contemplate an event that occurred almost 2000 years ago in a city called Jerusalem, the City of Peace, the City of Lights and this ancient City has numerous other titles, but it is also the traditional home of Judaism, Christianity, and is sacred to Islam.  Only Traditional Christianity celebrates this event and it has been often celebrated in a dawn service, as when the sun arose on that historical day, the “Son of God” was found to be… Continue reading

Good Friday

Good Friday

Now that this time of year has finally come around, and at last we are all in for a lovely long weekend, we are all hoping for a load of lovely fine and sunny weather before winter arrives, but really, what is this weekend really all about?  How can a death become “Good” unless we are in for an amazing Inheritance from the Will being read, and we are a benefactor of that will? I guess that Calvary and the death of Jesus Christ is sort of a good thing, because his death on Calvary, means that… Continue reading

Oil of Grace – Part Two

Necessity of the Oil of Grace.

Here is Part II, to last week’s Article, Quote Continued; “The warning Christ has given is for us, and we shall be found guilty before God if we do not take heed to it.”  And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be… Continue reading

Oil of Grace – Part One

Necessity of the Oil of Grace.

Quote; “The followers of Christ are to do the same work that Christ did when he was in the world. Isaiah prophesied of him, saying: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that… Continue reading