Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Walk Through the Darkness

I came through the wonderful teaching in a Baptist Church. They taught me that the word of God is truth, all of it and I believe this.  Having been in an Assembly of God church for a number of years, I have not changed my thoughts that the Bible is the word of God. The Assembly church also teaches that the gifts, such as tongues and the interpretation of tongues are for this time as well.  I came across an interpretation of tongues given in my church in March of 2005. It was with my wife's things. She was going through a difficult time with her health. Any interpretation or prophecy must line up with God's word. Here is the interpretation.

In this day when there is darkness all around you, people will say, my people have the strength of God and the joy of the Lord.  You will walk with joy.  You will walk with understanding.  You will walk in wisdom because I am your God. You have acknowledged me.  You have given honor to my name.  I am your God and I will walk with you through these things and you will see the light.  You will not see the darkness for the darkness will not cover you.  But I the Light will cover my people.

When we walk in the light with God, people will see Him and He will be glorified. The LORD is our Light and our strength.

Psa 89:13  Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 
Psa 89:14  Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 
Psa 89:15  Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. 
Psa 89:16  In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. 
Psa 89:17  For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. 
Psa 89:18  For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

John 8:12  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 

My wife left this life knowing that the Light of God will not go out. She is in the light of his presence and of His glory.  Our walk of faith is a walk with the Lord. He takes us through the darkness, for we are in him the people of light and truth. Jesus is the real truth and I believe in Him.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Joshua's Warning

Jos 23:6  Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; 
Jos 23:7  That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: 
Jos 23:8  But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day. 
Jos 23:9  For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. 
Jos 23:10  One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. 
Jos 23:11  Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God. 
Jos 23:12  Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: 
Jos 23:13  Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. 
Jos 23:14  And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. 
Jos 23:15  Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. 
Jos 23:16  When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Removing Things

As a result of the school shooting in Florida that took the lives of 17 people people are seeking answers. Those who have been trying to remove guns from people are wanting to take guns away as an answer to the problem. The problem is a sin problem.  A killer will find a gun or some other way to kill. People need Jesus and the Ten Commandments. Jesus is God's  Son. The Ten Commandments are a moral guide for people to obey God.  The spiritually blind allow atheists and others to remove the Ten Commandments from public places. This is an open invitation for demons of violence to enter the minds and hearts of our young people.

Deu 4:29  But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 

Psa 138:2 ...for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. 

We must never turn from God or his word. Jesus is the Word of God come in the flesh. He died on a cross, shedding His blood for the removing of our sins. Billy Graham preached Jesus and the cross. Now that Billy has been removed from preaching, we must keep the name of Jesus before the people. Preach Jesus for the removal of our sins and bring back the Ten Commandments as an answer to godless violence. Will we follow God or the godless people? I will follow Jesus.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spiritual wealth

Act 3:6  Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 
Act 3:7  And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 
Act 3:8  And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 
Act 3:9  And all the people saw him walking and praising God: 

Peter gave the lame man a great gift; the healing of God. Not many have the gift of healing, but the Spirit of God in every born again believer does meet needs. We love God and His love flows to us to be given out to others. There are many lonely people that need a touch of God. Perhaps he can touch people through our fingers and our words?  

I visited the local Senior Center today. There were almost a dozen people there. It was Valentines day and as I talked to the people, I learned that most were living alone and needing to be with another "alive" person. Most of the people through conversations I learned were Christians. It is good to be around other people, and even better is the fellowship with others of the family of God. Hey? I even got a hug from an older sister in the Lord; how special is that? 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Lev 16:34  And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.

My calendar has on it "the day of atonement", the day is still a holy day for the Jews, although they have no temple to make a sacrifice for their sins.

When AOL was the portal to the Internet I would talk to many people in the chat rooms and on Instant messages.  Through these encounters many were brought out of bondage in body and in soul. Human trafficking has been a sin going on in our nation that many know nothing about. Runaway kids are being captured and forced into prostitution. For a few years our ministry helped many young women and men to escape bondage. One young lady who was freed, was a Jewish girl. Not by accident, the day of her freedom from bondage was on the calendar "Day of Atonement".  Isaiah spoke of setting captives free and Jesus in his ministry spoke that through him, this prophesy was fulfilled.

Isa 61:1  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 brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 
Isa 61:2  To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 
Isa 61:3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. 

The freed men and women were cared for and given the word of God. Most everyone who was freed also believed in Jesus for the atonement for their sins. Many found jobs and were restored to personal freedom. Those who continue, being filled with the Holy Spirit are the adopted sons and daughters of God.

Joh 8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018


Lev 10:1  And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. 
Lev 10:2  And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. 

Nadab and Abihu had barely entered their ministry as priests when they made a fatal mistake. They were to enter into the holy place of the sanctuary with fire from the altar, but they made their own fire another way, denying the holy way authorized by God. My first thoughts were that this could be applied to a lot that is happening in the name of God today. People who make their own doctrines, could be strange fire. The over whelming thirst for the "supernatural" has opened up things that are not of God to the naive seekers. Trickery, slight of hand, smooth talking messengers with their own thoughts of success and prosperity. Just as in the time of Jesus, many followed him to see the miracles and to eat the food, but they did not know him or wish to follow him in difficult times. Today we must follow truth by first trusting Jesus as Lord and savior and being filled with the Holy Spirit of truth. By the spirit are signs and wonders and discernment to know what is truly of God. The Spirit isn't necessarily an emotional frenzy, he may bring quiet and peace as well as joy and yes,  long suffering. May we serve him in holiness.

Eph 4:22  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 
Eph 4:23  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 
Eph 4:24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Stirred up to work

Exo 36:1  Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded. 
Exo 36:2  And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: 

The work was to build the sanctuary that Moses had been given the design from the LORD. The building of all that would make the sanctuary where the presence of God would dwell with man was to be built according to the Master's design. Wise hearted men were called, men of wisdom and understanding from the LORD. Those who God by His Spirit had gifted with wisdom, knowledge and skills. These were known gifted men to do the service of building the sanctuary, but there were others too. Included with the wise and skilled were those who the LORD stirred their hearts to come unto the work to do it.

If you are a member of a local church you probably have heard of work days. A time to do work around the church building, perhaps trimming plants or painting or maintenance. All are welcome to come, all that the LORD has stirred up to help.  There are spiritual needs of the church as well. It is a place of worship, so gifted skilled musicians are needed with a heart given to worship.. The pastor should be chosen of God, filled with the word of God in all wisdom and knowledge. Leaders in the church are anointed by God for service. Those who are not sure where to serve, but who are stirred up for service, these should make themselves available. If the Lord has called you, then he will equip you to fulfill the need. 

A final thought. Often we see things that are needed in the church, but instead of meeting the need, we complain that something needs to be done. Do not complain. If the Lord shows you something and he has stirred you up, then make yourself available. Sometimes the service is outside of the church: rest home ministry, visiting the sick, prayer and many things that are important to the Lord. Are you being stirred up for service?

Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.