You just wait, you will see

“Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:34. Sometimes I sit back and think, boy it must be nice. I mean, seams to me that the wicked prosper while the Godly suffer. That is true. God said it would happen. So why serve this God?  Because. The wicked will be cut off. The righteous will win. It is a long race to the finish, but our God will exalt us when it really counts. Wait he says. He will deliver. The wicked will perish and the godly will inherit the land. Hold on my child, joy WILL come in the morning

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭30:5‬ ‭

 

Pain free living – it is on it’s way

Revelation 21:3-4 – 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  Some of you who know me know that in 2004 I was diagnosed with a terminal disease. God has been good, as you can tell because in 2017 I am writing this post.  I am often told by people just believe God and you will be healed.  He wants you healed.  Really?  Then why am I still sick.  I will tell you.  SIN.  That’s right, you read it correctly.  You see, until Adam sinned, there was no sickness, no pain, no evil.  Life was just perfect.  Then, he sinned and a curse was put upon ALL men.  The curse is called death.  There is a lot of other things that happened that day as well.  That will show up in some other post.  Revelation 21 however, gives me hope.  There is coming a day when there will be no more sickness or death or pain or any other thing that will bring suffering into the life of the believer.  We will be free indeed.  Free from all the things that the flesh can not protect us from.   On that grand and glorious day, ALL tears will be gone forever.  All death and sickness, gone for ever.  All hatred and evil, gone for ever.  Until then, we will keep on holding on to this great promise. If you know someone today who is hurting, don’t try to convince them that God promises that things will get better, at least not in this life.  Jesus suffered pain, and hurt and betrayal, and even death.  What sin did he commit?  NONE. Instead, He paid the price for everyone else’ sin.  Look up my fellow believer, your redemption draweth nigh.

How is that working for you

Matthew 7:12 – Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.  There are words here that can be hard to swallow.  We all want to be treated with forgiveness, respect and trust.  The issue is, do we want to treat others the same way.  We as believers want our sin hid, but want to openly point fingers at the unsaved for their sin.  Maybe, just maybe, a little respect and love would allow them to see Jesus.  John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.  Sometimes our condemning spirit blinds the lost from being about to see the real Jesus.  The one who will forgive and yes, forget.  Today, do a Jesus act in the life of someone whose life is totally out of control.  Maybe, just maybe, they will, for the first time, see Jesus.

Endurance, the price of success

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:12. So much is being preached today about God wanting us all well and if you are right with Go, everything will good. Well, guess what, the Bible teaches just the opposite. We are told to endure. Endurance indicated a struggle. You will struggle from time to time as a Christian, but don’t lose hope. Their is a crown waiting at the end

What about that

I am in my office on a Saturday morning and thinking about our services tomorrow.  I am wondering what has happened in America.  As a young child I can remember my parents taking me to Sunday School and Church.  I can remember going to Vacation Bible School.  I loved it. As I got a little older, I discovered that the church has night services as well as Wednesday night service.  My older brother and I would walk a couple miles at night just so we could go.  I remember Pastor Edwards and how he love us boys.  He had a profound influence in my wanting to be a pastor.   Today, things have changed.  People don’t think church is so important.  It is just something that we do if we feel up to it or have nothing else to do.  We live in evil times and if I understand the Bible, we need to be together in church more, not less.  Hebrews 10:24-25 – 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. You see, as the world becomes less godly and more accepting of godlessness, it is becoming harder to live a committed Christian life.  So, we are exhorted to meet together and draw love, acceptance and encouragement as we face the everyday battles of life.  SO, THIS SUNDAY, WHY NOT TRY CHURCH AGAIN.  YOU JUST MIGHT BE GLAD YOU DID.

THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

The Bible does not change to fit man’s life style. Our life style is to change to fit the Bible. Homosexual life style is call a perversion in the scriptures, as is adultery, lying, and many other things. We all sin, that is true. It is what we do with that sin. Do we confess and forsake or do we embrace and excuse. Romans 1:21-32 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

We need to stand up for right, Biblical right. Love is not accepting wrong. Love is warning of the consequences of our wrong. It is time for men of God to stand firm on the Word of God. ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS SIN. We need to repent when God shows us the sin in our own lives and then pray He will convict and change hearts of others as they seek truth.

A long time

It has been a very long time since I have been here.  An illness has hospitalized me 4 times in the past year.  I am now well on my way to being back to my old self and will, by the Grace of God, be here on a regular basis.  Please feel free to comment on any of my posts.  Remember, God loves you and so do I