STUDIES FROM BRETHREN IN CHRIST

For Those That Search To Know God ...

1/5/2020 ONE MINUTE WARNING
1/12/2020 COVETOUSNESS
1/26/2020 FRIGHTENED RATS OR BOLD AS LIONS?
1/26/2020 PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES 30
2/16/2020 KEEP
2/23/2020 TONGUES
3/1/2020 PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES 31
3/8/2020 ANXIETY
3/8/2020 DO NOT BECOME WEARY
3/22/2020 VALUE
5/3/2020 CURE FOR ALL
5/24/2020 REPENTANCE
5/31/2020 SHEEP
6/7/2020 PURSUE
6/28/2020 NEGLECTING DILIGENT EFFORTS DIMINISHES GLORY TO GOD
7/5/2020 CAPITAL CRIME
8/2/2020 PREPARE TO MEET YOUR MAKER
8/23/2020 BE STRONG IN LORD
9/27/2020 PREACH THE WORD
10/4/2020 THE WALK
10/25/2020 PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES 32
11/1/2020 GIVE ME SIGHT
11/22/2020 SUFFICIENCY OF THE WORD
12/27/2020 GOD UPON US
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1/5/2020 ~ One Minute Warning

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Darkness has a breathless cast.
In each breath a moment calls.

... hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things
which are written in it; for the time is near. ~ Revelation 1:3


"Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have,
that no one may take your crown." ~ Revelation 3:11


Our crown of life is just that.

"... hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon
you as a thief, and you will not know what hour ..." ~ Revelation 3:3


"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me,
to give every one according to his work." ~ Revelation 22:12


But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious
and watchful in your prayers. ... ~ 1st Peter 4:7-9


His judgment is at hand
  ● Be serious
  ● Watchful in prayer
  ● Love one another
  ● Hospitable without grumbling  

Ever raise your hand to be counted or called forth?
It will be that way when the Lord calls out those who
have remained faithful in Him until the end.


Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
~ Philippians 4:5


... the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another,
brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
~ James 5:8-9


The Lord waits watching from heaven
Coming of the Lord
At the door

      Establish your hearts
          ↳ Be patient
               ↳ Do not grumble      


... I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who
practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. ~ Galatians 5:19-21


God has a stamp on unrepentant hearts and the word is NOT.
We should not lie against what He has declared, and has been clearly
stated repeatedly, as to what and who will have no access in to His
kingdom of eternal life. Eternal life is declared by what individuals practice
under His will and pronounced truths. The word will judge, not man.


... the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he
who does the will of God abides forever. ~ 1st John 2:15-17


Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for,
but that we may receive a full reward. ... ~ 2nd John 1:8-9


... hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who
promised is faithful. And let us consider one another ... ~ Hebrews 10:23-25


Many say the last days are upon us, and yet these happenings have
been occurring for millennia. The last days commenced when death came
into existence as people rejected God’s will to be good obedient children,
in His loving creation.


For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, ... ~ Hebrews 10:26-27


For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23


By His word will be the gatekeeper
God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus

God is timelessness persistently. It is time that tests the souls as
an entrance fee. The common currency is love where hate is deducted
as debts. To enter His timeless realm one must adhere to
His ways over the delusions of man.


... if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one
another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
~ 1st John 1:5-7


Out with a bang all will strip clear
    Darkness     

Lie and
do not
practice
the truth

Light

Felowship
Blood of
Jesus Christ
cleanses us
   from all sins   

Either time will consume us or set us free of it.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins ...
~ 1st John 1:8-10


The truth of His word declares that we must come to Him in prayer.

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but
is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:9


... be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and
consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation ~ 2nd Peter 3:14-15


Qualities of character will be weighed on each path
  Looking forward
        ↳ Be diligent
              ↳ Be found
                          ● In peace
                          ● Without spot and blameless   


... warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted,
uphold the weak, be patient with all. ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:14-18


Often unnoticed each moment is an event of life
  The will of God in Christ Jesus for you:  

          ● Comfort the fainthearted
          ● Uphold the weak
          ● Be patient with all
          ● No one renders evil for evil
          ● Always pursue what is good for all
          ● Rejoice always
          ● Pray without ceasing
          ● In everything give thanks


... warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor
from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; ... ~ Ezekiel 3:17-19


... when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity,
and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; ... ~ Ezekiel 3:20-21


"Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming."
~ Matthew 24:42


"Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy
to escape all these things that will come to pass, ... ~ Luke 21:36


Hope and clean hearts not willing harm to life, with regard for justice,
especially for those in violation that they be held accountable for injustice,
is the destination we all are flowing into.


Only diligent hearts will find deliverance
Pay attention to the words for the time is near
Hold fast to your faith that it may not be stolen
Repent or your life will be taken suddenly
God will reward each according to their works
Hospitably love one another without grumbling
Establish one’s heart for God’s judgment is coming
Only abiding in Christ’s doctrine delivers the soul
Do not forsake assembling as time will run out
One cannot find salvation practicing in the dark
Be diligent to be found at peace in Him
Warn sinners least they do not see to turn back
If the once righteous fall away they will die
Pray that you are counted worthy before God

Heaven leaves all heartaches behind in His love

Darkness has no shadow.


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1/12/2020 ~ Covetousness

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Darkness steals leaving only hurt.
Contentment is freedom from desire where joy lives.

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it
not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; ~ Ephesians 5:3


Covetousness is not part of the eternal wealth found in freedom from
material bondage. The question comes in what we elevate in our hearts.
Goodness leaves evil behind where priorities rise in spirit.


... Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. ...
~ Colossians 3:1-4


Closeness to God involves prayer and contemplations of ideals that
cannot be bought. All fall short of the standard set by God, of what we
have been shown in Christ. To follow Him is to follow God where man
is a miserable example. How close is God to what you call out for?


... put to death your members which are on earth: fornication,
uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, ... ~ Colossians 3:5-7


Sorrow often defines our greatest desire
  Put to death:
                    ● Fornication
                    ● Uncleanness
                    ● Passion
                    ● Evil desire
                    ● Covetousness
                             ⮡  which = idolatry  

When we see our heart’s for what they are, desire reveals our true
purpose. Lips speak truth of want in one’s ability to be self-aware. An
honest heart endures, rather than rambling off the cliff with the herd,
and declares responsibility or not. Is the gift of light where
God gives life less important than the rocks we buy?


Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content
with such things as you have. ... ~ Hebrews 13:5-6


To lose heart for things, over true living relationships in love, what can
one do, without sacred substance that cannot be seen? Does one forsake
love of God for love of stuff, or does one lose love of stuff for love of God?
Not only does priorities set precedence, but it defines character, which
gives or takes from those around us. As it has been said, are we part of
the problem or solution? It is how we interact with those we are most
intimate with that frees or imprisons us. This is where our true desires
and glory comes to light. Glory that radiates from within is best light,
and not downtroddenly heavy.


... "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist
in the abundance of the things he possesses." ~ Luke 12:15


Desperate thirst to spend and obtain causes grief
beyond measure damaging any peace of heart.


"... not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's
wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, ..." ~ Exodus 20:17


Curious how the Catholic church eliminates the 2nd commandment
(no idols) in exodus, as they teach in their Catechism, and split the 10th
commandant into 9 and 10? - to cover the shame of all their statues.
Come out of her lest ye partake in her damnation; ditch digger religions.

True religion is not politically correct as it seeks to correct moral conduct.
Politics involves appeasements and compromise, not necessarily in
accordance with God given truths. Replacing murder with kill, in “Thou
shall not do murder,” changes the context and actually changes truth to
a lie. Truths of God aspire to instruct us to be the best we can become.


For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have
strayed from the faith in their greediness, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:10


He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves
abundance, with increase. This also is vanity. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:10


"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The lamp of the body is the eye. ... ~ Matthew 6:21-23


What you love is what you treasure.

"No one can serve two masters; ... You cannot serve God and mammon."
~ Matthew 6:24


"No servant can serve two masters; ... You cannot serve God and mammon."
~ Luke 16:13


A choice confronts all in what is sensible.
Sensible in the sense of humanism as the pinnacle of existence,
or in its’ temporality, heavenly truths as more tangible.


... covet fields and take them by violence, Also houses, and seize them. So
they oppress a man and his house, A man and his inheritance. ~ Micah 2:1-2


Piggish usually refers to excessive desire void of spiritual sense.
Evil knows no mercy. Each of us has been given power to influence
one another. Do we take in greediness or are we able to cater
and adjust to the needs of others?


"... come, follow Me." But when he heard this, he became
very sorrowful, for he was very rich. ~ Luke 18:22-23


Jesus wants to know where our ultimate attachment is.
It may not always be easy to follow Him, but rewards follow if one does.


"... For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." ~ Luke 18:24-25


"And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." ~ Matthew 19:24


What one chooses to be one’s God, either material or supernal,
will declare the outcome deserved. True value transcends time and
creates an infinite space in Him. Upon the sands we walk, do we
find thought simple, in love of God, or do we resist clinging
to the material which He has given?


Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor
to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:17-19


So, where does your God reside?
Fortune is found in contentment. As winding storms of life assault us, we
all seek clarity from those we hope in, or for a simple hand of mercy. Only
God offers eternal life where all man does is fade on the shadows of self.


Clinging to things traps a soul from seeing higher
 ● Covetousness is not a fitting quality for the saints
 ● Seek what comes from above given by Christ
 ● Put to death wickedness before God’s wrath comes
 ● Be content with such things as you have
 ● Life does not consist in the abundance of goods
 ● The love of money pierces a heart with sorrows
 ● Compulsively seeking wealth is a disease of greed
 ● Treasure is found in the desires of one’s heart
 ● One cannot serve God and insatiable desires
 ● Covetous men ruin good people stealing their lives
 ● No attachment is worth more than eternal life
 ● Placing possessions above God nullifies faith
 ● Trust in God the giver and not material possessions   

Hands that selfishly grab have little ability to build.

Darkness strings no goodness.

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"... they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they
show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain." ~ Ezekiel 33:31


... no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater,
has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ~ Ephesians 5:5


A fire baptism is coming for each of us that will strip us bare before God,
exposing all that we are. Will you or we be found in self absorption,
or assisting others where we can?


"For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever
loses his life for My sake will find it." ~ Matthew 16:25


Think of your life, what could pay for one moment of thought,
experience of warmth, if for all the molecules on and of the sun,
and beyond, could exchange for one breath of life?


Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves
the world, the love of the Father is not in him. ... ~ 1st John 2:15-17


Habitual consumption of those inert things of the earth will never deliver
eternal satisfaction. Material obsessions lead to compulsive behaviors,
often neurotic, in acquiring more of what one fixates upon, and will
always remain empty, especially after obtaining. The search for
unquenchingly more is the dangerous passion that can steal
peace and contentment, in the moment of life’s revealing.


... You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. ...
~ James 4:2-4


When the things of the world cause one to dismiss or forget God,
tragically this spiritual death oppresses all those that would be thankful
for His creation, and His continuing support of life within tests of character,
upon the shadows of what is temporary. The earth is a garden where God
is weeding out character finding those with true flowers. In a sea
of confusion, all seek truth that would enable security.
Truth of God supplies what is never ended.


... For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not
murder," "You shall not steal," ... "You shall not covet," ... ~ Romans 13:8-10


Requests in the form of commands have been imposed that will
judge each soul on their line of death. Jesus showed us what was most
important, to love one another to death. This is the window to glory and
the best all can achieve, love. If God is love, then He looks for the same.


... works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication,
uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies,
outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, ... ~ Galatians 5:19-21


To cross the river of sin only faith heals a heart
  Will not inherit the kingdom of God:  
                            ● Adultery
                            ● Fornication
                            ● Uncleanness
                            ● Lewdness
                            ● Idolatry
                            ● Sorcery
                            ● Hatred
                            ● Contentions
                            ● Jealousies
                            ● Outbursts of wrath
                            ● Selfish ambitions
                            ● Dissensions
                            ● Heresies
                            ● Envy
                            ● Murders
                            ● Drunkenness
                            ● Revelries, and the like

In such a world as this, one would be hard pressed
to avoid sin as it stirs in each of us.


... people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters,
since then you would need to go out of the world. ~ 1st Corinthians 5:9-10


Surrounded by sinners, it is impossible to completely extract
oneself from its’ influence, unless one is regulated
to the misery of solitary confinement.


... not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is
sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 5:11


God instructs us to assemble with like minded souls exalting His
ways of goodness. Obvious practicing sinners, unrepentful of their
actions, should be avoided inside true worship gatherings. One can
worship sin, and this is not of what God commands in His holy call.


"... cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other
things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful." ~ Mark 4:18-19


Cares for the world can mislead one into not caring for others,
be it family or would be friends. Self-seeking isolates
a soul from seeing whole-seeking.


... teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
~ Titus 1:10-11


Many will lie to gain advantage in achieving wealth through
unethical manipulations. Opulence in church leaders is
what the young despise and results in what is repulsive.
For all that are sensible, misuse of power is offensive.


"I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. ..." ~ Acts 20:33-35

Those that only take are ugly in the sight of God.

"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them,
for this is the Law and the Prophets." ~ Matthew 7:12


The measure of love has no length. The golden rule, of treating others as
you would want to be treated, is one of the main messages of the Bible.
Are we eager to be with one another or oppositely, eager to avoid social
interactions with pre-conceived notions of contempt and mistrust?

While individuals strive for simple devotional excellence, the
overly pious will covertly execute honest noble hearts. Skewed piety
maintains underlying jealousy and envy, for loss of perceived power
or the mastery of the superiority they covet, in the pits of their disgust.
The overly pious compare themselves as the standard and arrogantly
hold not to submissive empathetic hearts. Extreme religious zealots,
in exalting themselves, pay the price of alienating God Himself, as
they cause many a meek to stumble under their oppressive critical
judgments. Genuine hearts are never isolated above all. It is certainly
hard to find good honest open hearts with desires to lift all higher,
bearing the loads no matter the cost. Vision that sees
beyond the horizon is what lifts all that is great.

If one wants to be trusted, he or she must also have a trusting heart.
Covetous hearts do not extend in this way as they are more apt to be
untrusting and suspicious, as they prowl for more. Coming to God is
not just understanding what He asks, but allowing His word to lift us to
something more than most are, genuinely caring. To be doers of His
will, and not just hearers only, is key to inheriting the gifts He offers.


Covetousness is closely connected to worries
 ● Hypocrites will lie in pursuit of their own gain
 ● No covetous man will inherit God’s kingdom
 ● To lose one’s life for God will find it
 ● The whole world is not enough to pay for one soul
 ● Love of the world is not the love of the Father
 ● To be a friend of the world is an enemy of God
 ● Love for another fulfills the law of God
 ● You shall not covet is a commandment
 ● Selfish ambitions deny entry into God’s kingdom
 ● No one can avoid encounters with worldly evils
 ● Material wealth only can be a spider web of misery
 ● Many smooth operators are out for dishonest gain   
 ● It is more blessed to give than to receive

One chooses to be filled
or empty of spiritual values

Darkness has nothing called best.


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1/26/2020 ~ Frightened Rats or Bold as Lions?

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Darkness empties into the music of nowhere.
Spiritual strength is only found in His love.

The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
~ Proverbs 28:1


Normally people are frightened of those things
larger than themselves which they have no control over;
A lawsuit, close family health issues, financial concerns, the future.
The real question is your faith greater than your fear.


The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
~ Proverbs 29:25


When men or his institutions take on a larger precedence than God,
traps are unavoidable. Often we put our trust or hope in the wrong people.


... Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust; ... ~ Psalms 56:2-5


My enemies speak evil of me: "When will he die, and his name perish?" ...
~ Psalms 41:5-7


Fear is most personal and extremely real for those that it entraps.
Fear exposes one to all that is vulnerable. There is no fear in heaven.


My heart is severely pained within me, And the terrors of death have fallen
upon me. Fearfulness and trembling have come ... ~ Psalms 55:4-6


Unavoidable heartache is usually the main reason for depression,
and piercing hopes for escape from living.


... under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and
buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, ... ~ Psalms 91:4-6


When riding on the wing of God there is nothing that can not be
overcome. His Spirit lifts past all fears. Ride God’s wing of salvation.


"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the
LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. ... ~ Deuteronomy 31:6


"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not
be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is ..." ~ Joshua 1:9


... the LORD will be your confidence, And will keep
your foot from being caught. ~ Proverbs 3:25-26


... He said to them, "Where is your faith?" ... ~ Luke 8:24-25

"... They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated
knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD, ..." ~ Proverbs 1:27-29


To receive the blessing of His protection one must believe.
Without faith there is no reward.


Yet they say to God, 'Depart from us, For we do not desire
the knowledge of Your ways. ... ~ Job 21:14-15


The question is what is knowledge. Knowledge without spirituality is
prejudice without regard, regard for God in His creation, which is a
rejection of ultimate knowledge. Denying spirituality rejects the greater
depths of why we are. The shallow see no profit in that which is larger
than self. Concerning evolution, more a de-evolution is occurring as
extinctions and mutations are on the rise, knowledge. Nothing greater
than man is a poor premise in approaching all that is higher. Stubborn
hearts fester bitterness and hold blindness to all these higher truths. Love
is not so random that God had no hand in our hopeful awaking in Him.
Infinite beauty surpasses all that can be known as we are. That is why
it is called faith, a construct of God Himself to test souls of the gifts He
gives, life itself. Wickedness by definition is no desire for God.


... When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the
righteous has an everlasting foundation. ~ Proverbs 10:24-25


"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral,
sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns
with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." ~ Revelation 21:8


Choices will define one’s destination
         ● Cowardly
         ● Unbelieving
         ● Abominable
         ● Murderers
         ● Sexually Immoral          
         ● Sorcerers
         ● Idolaters
         ● All Liars

... may speak boldly, as I ought speak. ~ Ephesians 6:19-20

... most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains,
are much more bold to speak the word without fear. ~ Philippians 1:14


Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may
obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. ~ Hebrews 4:16


So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?" ~ Hebrews13:6


Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech --
~ 2nd Corinthians 3:12


... preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which
concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, ... ~ Acts 28:31


... Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access
with confidence through faith in Him. ~ Ephesians 3:11-12


God’s intent is to redeem souls in a spirit of truth
 He accomplished eternal purpose  
          ⮡  In Christ Jesus our Lord
                            ↓
      → In whom we have boldness
          and access with confidence
                  ⮡  Through faith in Him

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power
and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:7


In the strength of spirit mountains become hills
  God has given us a spirit:  

                      → of love
                      → of power
                      → of a sound mind

It is God’s own working that victory comes through faith in the power of
love settling the mind. The root of power and a sound mind is love.


Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher,
I will follow You wherever You go." ~ Matthew 8:19


... But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." ~ Luke 9:58-60

Many of us look back upon the ages of our lives and have regrets,
it is hard not to. Only an arrogant liar could say life holds no regrets.
Looking back is not necessarily as severe as going back.


... "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back,
is fit for the kingdom of God." ~ Luke 9:61-62


Priorities put what is best as our concern
             Faith - Jesus     
             Family
             Business
             Property             
    Faith - Jesus    
    Family
    Business
    Property

It is when one conquers a vice or bad habit, that desire to return to
that defeating behavior can begin to entice a soul; Smoking, drinking,
pornography. For the battle against sin to be won one must plow forward
burying the past’s wicked desires. That is why He calls us to meditate on
those things from above, not the lower desires of flesh. The flesh is a test
to see if we are able to overcome and or control desire. Turning away
from the sayings and instructions of Jesus is what will condemn a soul,
this is simple truth. Concerning priorities, yes we have them. Family, jobs,
investments. Without placing the highest priority on the spirit places that
which is most valuable as often ignored or discarded. Desiring sin’s
experiences more than God’s goodness in defined noble qualities
looks back upon the evil that will devour a soul.


... However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews. ~ John 7:11-13

Religious institutions or leadership that hush the congregation often
hide behind their sinful weapon of fear; “You’re bad for not believing us.”
Faith is found through Jesus and not makings of men's own delusions.


... for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
~ John 12:42-43


Many have shadow faith especially when
fear of man causes a lack of trust in God.


It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man. ~ Psalms 118:8

... "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take
Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, ... ~ Matthew 26:55-56


Many profess faith as long as it is convenient. As soon as faith
demands sacrifice, no offering is made to please God, rather selfish
whims set in pursuit of what is dreadful, and perhaps later, regretful.
The trick is not following what makes one guilty, but commanding
the flesh to rise in that higher sense of justice and decency.
What would Jesus do always a consideration.


... Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest.
And he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire. ~ Mark 14:53-54


... "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?" Peter then denied again;
and immediately a rooster crowed. ~ John 18:25-27


... And when he thought about it, he wept. ~ Mark 14:72

... Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself,
fearing those who were of the circumcision. ~ Galatians 2:11-12


The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? ~ Psalms 118:6

... But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
~ Acts 10:28


"I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you
should be afraid Of a man who will die, ... ~ Isaiah 51:12


... do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled." But sanctify the Lord God
in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense ... ~ 1st Peter 3:14-15


... For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer
for doing good than for doing evil. ~ 1st Peter 3:16-17


The call is to do good works under and through
those things Jesus brought to our attention.


Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the
day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. ~ 1st John 4:17


Depth of character comes by belief in God
Fear of man is destructive but trust in God saves
Heart sorrows cause the spirit to desire fleeing
Be of good courage for the Lord will not forsake you
No matter how horrific God’s lifting Spirit is there
Faith is trust that God can calm all storms
Without God terrors will be endured alone
The righteous will inherit an everlasting foundation
God gives us sound minds with the power of love
People lack spiritual commitment when desires rule
Fear often inhibits one’s strength to speak truthfully
Desiring praise from men curtails praise for God
Showing bias to impress men displeases God
Sanctify God in your heart knowing faith’s reasons

Faith has no question God cannot answer.

Darkness seizes upon the heart of terror.


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1/26/2020 ~ Presidential Quotes 30


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  PresidentialQuotesAboutGod30.pptx

Darkness howls for it has none.
Hope for a better future is held in the heart of innocence.

37. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)

“Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top -
or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to
have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things ...
Life is one crisis after another.”

“People react to fear, not love; they don't
teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.”

"But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with
carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, ..." ~ Luke 21:34-36


... no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.
But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. ~ 1st John 4:17-18


“Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice.”

“Capitalism works better than it sounds,
while socialism sounds better than it works.”

“The Soviet Union began by banishing God. The United States began
as a community of people who wanted to worship God as they chose. ...
Man does not live by bread alone. Those in the United States whose
desire to create a strictly secular society is as strong as Lenin's was
should study this Cold War lesson closely. Communism was defeated
by an alliance spearheaded by 'one nation under God.'”

But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not
live by bread alone, but by every word of God.' " ~ Luke 4:4


Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~ Galatians 6:2

“As you know, the separation of church and state is not subject
to discussion or alteration. Under our Constitution no church or religion
can be supported by the U.S. Government. We maintain freedom
of religion so that an American can either worship in the church
of his choice or choose to go to no church at all.”

Jesus this song you wrote, The words are sticking in my throat,
Peace on Earth, Hear it every Christmas time, But hope and history
won't rhyme, So what's it worth? This peace on Earth.

"... with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
~ Luke 2:13-14


"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did
not come to bring peace but a sword." ~ Matthew 10:34


“When the strongest nation in the world can be tied up for years in a war
with no end in sight, when the richest nation in the world can't manage its
own economy, when the nation with the greatest tradition of the rule of law
is plagued by unprecedented lawlessness, and when the President of the
United States cannot travel abroad or to any major city at home without
fear of a hostile demonstration - then it's time for new leadership for the
United States of America.”

Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity,
A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! ... ~ Isaiah 1:4


“What we have done with the American Indian is its way as bad as
what we imposed on the Negroes. We took a proud and independent
race and virtually destroyed them. We have to find ways to bring
them back into decent lives in this country.”

“The man of thought who will not act is ineffective;
the man of action who will not think is dangerous.”

Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
~ James 4:17


The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge,
And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. ~ Proverbs 18:15


Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding. ~ Proverbs 4:7


"There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him;
but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man."
~ Mark 7:15


“The student who invades an administration building, roughs up a dean,
rifles the files and issues 'non-negotiable demands' may have some
of his demands met by a permissive university administration.
But the greater his 'victory' the more he will have
undermined the security of his own rights.”

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority
except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
~ Romans 13:1


Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you,
whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. ~ Hebrews 13:7


"And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold."
~ Matthew 24:12


“There is an international disease which feeds on the notion that if you
have a cause to defend, you can use any means to further your cause,
since the end justifies the means. As an international community, we
must oppose this notion, whether it be in Canada, in the United
States, or anywhere else. No cause justifies violence as long
as the system provides for change by peaceful means.”

“A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has
missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does
he find himself. Only then does he discover all the latent strengths he
never knew he had and which otherwise would have remained dormant.”

“Until he has been part of a cause larger
than himself, no man is truly whole.”

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses
his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it." ~ Mark 8:35


  PresidentialQuotesPM30.5.mp3 (27m 26s)


“With all the power that a president has, the most important thing to
bear in mind is this: You must not give power to a man unless, above
everything else, he has character. Character is the most important
qualification the president of the United States can have.”

He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who
perverts his ways will become known. ~ Proverbs 10:9


“Before we become too arrogant with the most deadly of the seven deadly
sins, the sin of pride, let us remember that the two great wars of this
century, wars which cost twenty million dead, were fought
between Christian nations praying to the same God.”

Sin creeps upon all as we climb upward
            1.Lust
            2.Gluttony            
            3.Greed
            4.Sloth
            5.Wrath
            6.Envy
            7.Pride

... these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips,
But have removed their hearts far from Me, ... ~ Isaiah 29:13


“Never be too proud to go onto your knees before God.”

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
~ Proverbs 16:18


“In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of
man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect.
The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

... wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from
your desires for pleasure that war in your members? ... ~ James 4:1-3


Without a content heart of purpose calamity rules
 Wars and fights
      ⮡  Desires for pleasure
           ⮡  Lust
                ⮡  Murder and covet  

“To a crisis of the spirit, we need an answer of the spirit.
To find that answer, we need only look within ourselves. When we listen
to the better angels of our nature, we find that they celebrate the simple
things, the basic things--such as goodness, decency, love, kindness.
Greatness comes in simple trappings.”

One cannot enjoy what one does not have
  Look within our spirit
   ⮡  Listen to find the simple things  
        ⮡  Greatness comes in:
                    ● Goodness
                    ● Decency
                    ● Love
                    ● Kindness

There are many bullets of truth in life.
To neglect good and kind decent loving emotions is to be a barren vessel.


"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
..." ~ John 4:23-24


“For years politicians have promised the Moon.
I'm the first one to be able to deliver it.”

“For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all of the people
on this earth are truly one. One in their pride at what you have done,
one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth.”

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another;
love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; ... ~ 1st Peter 3:8


Unity of spirit bonds the ascension of all
    ONE MIND
                  ● Compassion
                  ● Love
                  ● Tenderhearted    
                  ● Courteous

“Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and
tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.”

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us,
who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31


“There may be some truth in that if the Arabs have some complaints
about my policy towards Israel, they have to realize that the Jews in the
U.S. control the entire information and propaganda machine, the large
newspapers, the motion pictures, radio and television, and the big
companies, and there is a force that we have to take into consideration.”

“Look at the Justice Department, it's full of Jews ...
The lawyers in government are damn Jews.”

“The Jews are irreligious, atheistic, immoral bunch of bastards.”

“The Jews are just a very aggressive and
abrasive and obnoxious personality.”

“The Jewish cabal is out to get me.”

... have you not shown partiality among yourselves,
and become judges with evil thoughts? ~ James 2:4


There is no unity in prejudice, only hate that divides peace of heart.

... but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are
convicted by the law as transgressors. ~ James 2:9


"... Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." ~ Joshua 1:9


Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for
necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. ~ Ephesians 4:29


“I want a Goddamn strong statement on marijuana, I mean one that
just tears the ass out of them. You know, its a funny thing, every one
of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish.”

“The jawbone of an ass is just as dangerous
a weapon today as in Sampson's time.”

“Look, people get drunk ... People chase girls. And the point is,
it's a hell of a lot better for them to get drunk than to take drugs.
It's better to chase girls than boys.”

Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things.
See how great a forest a little fire kindles! ~ James 3:5


A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident.
~ Proverbs 14:16


A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back. If a ruler pays
attention to lies, All his servants become wicked. ~ Proverbs 29:11-12


  PresidentialQuotesPM30.75.mp3 (31m 20s)


“I don't mind the homosexuality. I understand it. Nevertheless, goddamn,
I don't think you glorify it on public television, homosexuality, even more
than you glorify whores. We all know we have weaknesses. But,
goddammit, what do you think that does to kids? You know what
happened to the Greeks! Homosexuality destroyed them. Sure,
Aristotle was a homo. We all know that. So was Socrates.”

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10


God, of course, is the greatest philosopher of all.

How easy it is to be deceived. Men regarded as highly intelligent
may be misguided, for lack of understanding and focused
devotion - to absolute truth. Philosophy is the study of truth. God
is not a philosopher as He is the creator of all, including all truth.
Shame on all who simplify and or trivialize the majesty of God.


For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you
are complete in Him, who is the head ... ~ Colossians 2:9-10


“I know you heard what you thought I said,
but what I said isn't what I meant.”

... do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and
doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? ~ Romans 2:1-3


“I didn't do anything wrong and I promise to never do it again.”

The dishonest usually come up with excuses
after lying about something or caught in a misbehavior.


Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?

Humble hearts cut through all previous arrogance,
and, what God watches and genuinely waits for.


“What a strange creature man is that he fouls his own nest”

Like a bird that wanders from its nest Is a man who wanders from his place.
~ Proverbs 27:8


... grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they
mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. ~ Jude 1:16


“I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is
completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president
I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall
resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.”

“I let the American people down, and I have to carry that burden
for the rest of my life. My political life is over. I will never again
have an opportunity to serve in any official position. Maybe
I can give a little advice from time to time.”

“My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes
was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think
Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should
have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.”

“I played by the rules of politics as I found them.”

... the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live
according to the Spirit, the things of Spirit. ... ~ Romans 8:5-6


“No president in history has been more vilified or was more vilified during
the time he was President than Lincoln. Those who knew him, his
secretaries, have written that he was deeply hurt by what was said about
him and drawn about him, but on the other hand, Lincoln had the great
strength of character never to display it, always able to stand tall and
strong and firm no matter how harsh or unfair the criticism might be.
These elements of greatness, of course, inspire us all today.”

... knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and
perseverance, character; and character, hope. ~ Romans 5:3-4


Endurance is insight into our nature of spiritual revival
Hope

Character

              Perseverance              

Tribulations

“Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not
finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.”

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God,
you may receive the promise: ... ~ Hebrews 10:36


“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve.
Find another way. And don't pray when it rains
if you don't pray when the sun shines.”

When we encounter tough times, endurance can be on the edge
of panic. Hearts beat and nerves stretch. It is incredible that during
these stressful times our greatest character traits either shine or
pale under the strain. With vision strength is established with control
where those without much knowledge crumble at the first whine.
Tested to reveal mettle, it is no wonder we are made to reflect
a higher essence in His light where He waits.


“You must never give up. You must remember that you have to take
risks in order to achieve anything and sometimes you will suffer defeat.
But the mark of any individual is to recover from defeat and
disappointment and go on and give it his best shot.”

For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again,
But the wicked shall fall by calamity. ~ Proverbs 24:16


“Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be
petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you
don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

Wisdom often comes from the coals of despair
  ● Always give your best
  ● Never get discouraged
  ● Never be petty

     → Others may hate you
           ⮡  They win if you hate them
                  ⮡  Then you destroy yourself  

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust
destroy and where thieves break in and steal; ..." ~ Matthew 6:19-21


“If we succeed, it will not be because of what we have,
but it will be because of what we are; not because of what we own,
but, rather because of what we believe.”


History proves out that humanity has always been led by those
ruling from the shadows whether seen or not. If our character
is hopelessness, those that oppress us have won the battle in
defeating the minds of all that would be free. Trapped as ignorance
is consumed monumentally as truth’s candy; darkness is its’ color.
Opinion guides the blind where reflections of reality are the shadows
of all our troubles, real or imagined. A higher sight rises where the
clouds lift us in to His presence. If our hearts find faith exalted above
our heavy loads, a glimpse of freedom’s sweet taste remains.
Rejoice for all that treasure this timelessness.


... And how does a wise man die? As the fool! ~ Ecclesiastes 2:16

For in death there is no remembrance of You;
In the grave who will give You thanks? ~ Psalms 6:5


The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor any who go down into silence.
~ Psalms 115:17


When unrighteous turns righteous glory rules
In this world fear plagues all peace
The greatest test of faith comes to free spirits
Corrupt leadership creates a hostile people
Violence consumes those who perpetuate it
Only by submitting to God is one made whole
Power’s greatest abuse is lack of character
Wars among men are fought for greed, not for God
Schizophrenia is symptomatic of insecure paranoids
Fools speak what wisdom does not declare
God is more than man can explain
Endurance is the character of greatness
Hate is murder of the self
Faith supersedes all that is material

Freedom comes to those who truly believe.

Genuine magnificence comes with no tricks

Darkness has an insidious silence.


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2/16/2020 ~ Keep

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  KeepAM1.mp3 (26m 01s)


  Keep.pptx

Darkness is the terror of loss.
Material remains for the dust while spirit rises unto eternity.

All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth, To such as
keep His covenant and His testimonies. ~ Psalms 25:10


His testimonies and more importantly, His covenant now stands
before us all. Do we see the mercy He extends by revealing the truth
of good and evil, allowing us to choose one for the better or the ladder
for the worst. It is a condition of temporary time where souls realize
and decide who they will become.


... righteousness to children's children, To such as keep His covenant, And to
those who remember His commandments to do them. ~ Psalms 103:17-18


Remembering the sure goodness God declares holds the
strength of continuing family, and fortune all generations seek.


Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
~ Psalms 34:13


Single truths fill the word of God, instructing in what is best,
for the decency He wills for His eternal creation.


That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the
works of God, But keep His commandments; ~ Psalms 78:7


God has delivered life to know and to wonder.
The way of God is not so far off touching all that is.
Mortal faith is hoping for what is greater, adhering to His subjective call.


Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who
seek Him with the whole heart! ... ~ Psalms 119:2-5


His commands are a set of standards establishing
what is best, and good, for the unity of life in His creation.


Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts. ...
~ Psalms 119:134-136


In the United States of America today, how many follow the teachings
of the Bible, in which this country was founded, to protect those rights to
worship in freedom's light under the truths of God? Hypocrites plague the
corridors of blinded time where what was once sweet has become soured.
As infants need instructions to survive, so too divine intervention is part
of our spiritual rise back to God. Without God there is no survival.


... do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path; For their
feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood. ~ Proverbs 1:15-16


Running with thugs is like crud in the chest coughing on the self
with no devotion to share. No matter the pain one says he or she has,
the test of endurance is the mandate of God. One chooses
to climb or descend in heart or heartlessness.


... Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,
To deliver you from the way of evil, ~ Proverbs 2:11-15


The darkness of denying hearts, crooked in wickedness, will be revealed
by the actions that destroy them. Looking to the shifting lies of man to
absolve sin is not a substitute to what God has set in stone. Cool truth
refreshes all who drink of it. Barren is the wasteland of lies where all
are thirsty. Senseless water has no hold in the sand it disappears into.
His light is the reservoir of eternal salvation.


... walk in the way of goodness, And keep to the paths of righteousness.
~ Proverbs 2:16-20


Sorrow brings piercing chime's of weakness to be strong.

... "Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.
Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, ... ~ Proverbs 4:4-7


To achieve wisdom, memory of previous
understandings must not be forgotten.


... the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction
are the way of life, To keep you from the evil woman, ... ~ Proverbs 6:20-24


Parents, too often dismissed, carry many horns of truth.
The stubbornness of youth cannot see from above as it peers up from
below. Love builds bonds that lights the paths ahead, and protects
the soul from lies spewn among men. The greatest shield from a
contemptuous life is the love we have for God and others.


... call understanding your nearest kin, That they may
keep you from the immoral woman, ... ~ Proverbs 7:1-5


The keys to the treasure house have been given to all. Come is the call
to accept what has been freely given to live in the fullness He offers.


... A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; ~ Ecclesiastes 3:6-7


Time is God’s creation that limits experiences to the pinpoint
of the moment. Many hope for there, but God looks to see us
here, for what we are, not illusions of distant desires.
Contentment transcends the sky's highest plane.


Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep
His commandments, For this is man's all. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


God is the watchful servant who will judge
in the thunderous righteousness of His truth.


And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on hearing, but do not
understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.'" ~ Isaiah 6:9


Many remain in a state of denial that God is, and He is
waiting to see who we become in thought and desire.


You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is
stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. ~ Isaiah 26:3


To achieve nirvana, one must believe in God
  In perfect peace:
         ⮡  Mind is stayed on You
                  ⮡  Because he trusts in You  

Unyielding peace can only come to those who fully trust in
His gifts and promises beyond the night where daylight never ends.


Expression has no clarity where words interfere
 ●  Mercy and truth come to those keeping His edicts
 ●  Keep from speaking deceitfully
 ●  Diligently keeping God’s word blesses one
 ●  Let not man’s oppressions keep from obeying God
 ●  Do not keep with evil doers
 ●  Understanding keeps a soul from the evil ways
 ●  Walk in ways of goodness & keep to righteousness
 ●  Keeping God’s commands causes one to live
 ●  His rules light the way keeping one from immorality
 ●  Times declare what one should keep and or speak
 ●  Fear God and keep His ways for this is man’s all
 ●  One can keep to things yet remain oblivious of God   
 ●  Perfect peace comes by trust in God

Each step reveals the path forward.

  KeepPM2.mp3 (29m 13s)


"... if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." ~ Matthew 19:17

There is only One God who watches over the schisms of man.

He said to them, "All too well you reject the commandment of God,
that you may keep your tradition." ~ Mark 7:9


Deception creeps in our world of shadows. To follow man
is less than knowing God’s will as given in His word.


"But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard
the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience."
~ Luke 8:15


Seeking God is never-ending as He extends His eternal love. Past all
hardships, to hear causes our souls to rise in the glory of knowing.


But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who
hear the word of God and keep it!" ~ Luke 11:28


Noise brings life to sensation. To care is to want.
Hearing is the cautious dilemma of knowing right from wrong.
All need what is hard to do, to live under the righteous hand of God.


"He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life
in this world will keep it for eternal life." ~ John 12:25


To submit to God, in view of our sinful regrets,
reaches to the summit of His own heart. Sacrifice to other’s
needs elevates freedom’s depth past all distances.


"If you love Me, keep My commandments." ~ John 14:15

Love is the extent of acceptance.

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me,
he will keep My word; ... ~ John 14:23-24


As night is to day, dark is to light, and unsure is to sure,
it will be love over hate that will judge each one of us.


... let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice
and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 5:8-9


What is true cannot be changed, and habitual
sinful pursuits, void of regrets, inherits death.


... not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually
immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an
extortioner--not even to eat with such a person. ~ 1st Corinthians 5:10-11


The company we keep declares our desires
   Not to keep company   
    with anyone named
     a brother who is:

              ● Sexually immoral
              ● Covetous
              ● An idolater
              ● A reviler
              ● A drunkard
              ● An extortioner

Climbing into the presence of good company builds characteristics of
sharing and gentleness, uncharacteristic in a greedy and selfish world.
Keeping godly associations pure is uplifting
in an empty world of descending morals.


Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep
the traditions just as I delivered them to you. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:2


To remember what God has delivered to uphold goodness should not
be forgotten or dismissed to the simple disgust of machiavellianism.


Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted
to speak; but they are to be submissive, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:34


... I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over man,
but to be in silence. ~ 1st Timothy 2:11-12


Godly traditions have the purpose to impose the greatest
respect, for ourselves and God, in our worship of God.


Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also
called and have confessed the good confession ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:12-13


To weed through malarkey and win the battle of truth
is no simple task without God’s own guidance.


... that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our
Lord Jesus Christ's appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, ...
~ 1st Timothy 6:14-16


Tender is the shine brighter than light where God’s bosom is love for
our lives. Dreams cannot contend with what is more than all visible.


... keep oneself unspotted from the world. ~ James 1:27

Humble hearts able to shower love is where God takes notice.

... if we keep His commandments. He who says, "I know Him," and does not
keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. ~ 1st John 2:3-4


Obedience aligns with His will to observe truth.

... we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments
and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. ~ 1st John 3:22


Do you keep what has been declared by heaven on earth?

... when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the
love of God, that we keep His commandments. ... ~ 1st John 5:2-3


Love is not a drudgingly static condition causing continuous sorrows,
but dynamic in its’ rising moment surpassing all before. Each breath
should deliver heightened appreciation for the grandness
of breathlessness ahead.


Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. ~ 1st John 5:21

Love of the material has no life in it. To love what is dead brings the same.
To be full one must recognize the Creator over the creation.


... praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking
for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. ~ Jude 1:20-21


If one’s true desire is to live eternally, what one is “in” to declares the
outcome He will render, upon our return to His presence.
Without love of God, hope has little effect.


Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and
keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. ~ Revelation 1:3


God has given His own heart, and life, naked before us all.
Will we hear His call before time ceases and eternity begins?


Pain and sorrow brings depth of character
Those who desire eternal life keep to God’s word
People keep to traditions rejecting God’s commands
Blessed are those who hear the word and keep it
Eternal life is for those that love God over self
If you love God, keep His commandments
Keep to the principle of sincerity and truth
Keep to the traditions delivered by the Apostles
Let women keep silent and submissive in church
Keep oneself unspotted from the world
Only by seeking obedience can one know God
Keeping His commandments brings satisfaction
Keep from idols and worship of things
Blessed who read or hear and keep the word of God

Seeing truth is worthless unless regarded.
Fire and ice are not permanence to be had as the storms pass.


What one keeps to is passion's expression.

Darkness invades where fear is real.


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2/23/2020 ~ Tongues

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  TonguesAM1.mp3 (21m 48s)


  Tongues.pptx

Darkness is one square shy of light.

... So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them:
"Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. ~ Genesis 8:22-9:1


Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. ~ Genesis 11:1

... "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in
the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, ... ~ Genesis 11:4


... its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language
of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them ... ~ Genesis 11:9


God has a plan to redeem souls in His way and time.
Let us come together to clearly understand what the Lord
would have us to utter in His creation, in and among ourselves,
and back to Him in worship.


Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit. ~ Proverbs 18:21


Judgment will come by what we live by, as to how we communicate with
each other, either in peace or hate, soft or harsh; the day will declare it.


... "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; .." ~ Mark 16:15-16


God Himself in the flesh has given commands of how to return to
His presence. Crucial is understanding His word, and how it applies
in His time and ways. In modern man’s haste, to exalt himself,
many misconceptions have come to transpire
misleading people into false precepts.


"And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out
demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if
they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; ..." ~ Mark 16:17-18


Specifically, Jesus stated tongues would be spoken as a miraculous
event. Remember, God imposed the power to confuse the languages of
people when they were found to be disobedient, at the Tower of Babel.
Jesus is now declaring that there can be unity in Him
through faith past all the barriers created by man.


... they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with
other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. ... ~ Acts 2:3-5


On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles
allowing them to speak in tongues. Multiple languages
of many nations were present in Jerusalem.


... "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear,
each in our own language in which we were born?" ~ Acts 2:6-8


Astoundingly, these chosen Apostles, Galileans, were able to utter,
in speech, language understood by all dialects. One spoken voice
understood in all languages. This was the power of tongues, and God’s
unleashing of understanding, under His new covenant of faith.
Clearly tongues were employed as a method to get awareness
across in a miraculous way. How it worked is still quite enigmatic
but certainly divinely conceived to unite the moment.


While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit
fell upon all those who heard the word. ... ~ Acts 10:44-45


Following events on hearing the word, The Holy Spirit came upon men,
clarifying that Gentiles, all peoples, were included in God’s invitation to
return to Him through the offering and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
To enhance this understanding, miracles were performed to establish
beyond any, and all shadows of doubt, that this was in fact, the will of
God’s truth to be known for all time. The Holy Spirit decided when and
where it was appropriate to enact these miraculous divine interventions,
and it is not such a casual event that man can muster it up,
all on his own, as modern day charlatans propose.


For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. ... ~ Acts 10:46-48

As at Pentecost, blessings of miraculous powers, here also, fell upon
the Gentiles, confirming this message of unity in faith for all peoples.


"... receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" So they said to him, "We
have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit." ... ~ Acts 19:2-3


As many times as various miracles occurred, only God knows, but
what has been revealed for us to know teaches us that He loves us.
His will is to wash us of all unrighteousness.


... And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them,
and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. ~ Acts 19:4-6


Baptism for remission of sins, and subsequently, the receiving of the
gift of the Holy Spirit’s promise, is what was taught. As prophesized
by Jesus, Paul and God’s Apostles laid hands on those that would
find the astonishments of God’s own blessings and miracles.
The power of tongues cut through all barriers of language and
dialect confusion which had been previously placed among men.


... in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that
miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.
~ 1st Corinthians 12:27-28


God’s hierarchy puts tongue's worth at the bottom
   Body of Christ
      ⮩  Members individually
            ⓵  First apostles
            ⓶  Second prophets
            ⓷  Third teachers
     ⮕  Miracles
     ⮕  Gifts of healings
                     ⮩  helps, administrations   
     ⮕  Varieties of tongues

On the hierarchical list of God’s appointed message, and truth’s
conveyance, tongues appear as one of the more minimal miracles. Of
more relevance would be the message shared among men, with healings
and genuine offerings of help. God employed tongues to jump start a
message of love that would extend to heaven itself. Truth without barriers.


... Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best
gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. ~ 1st Corinthians 12:29-31


It was foretold these various miracles would subside as they were meant
as a means to express, to all mankind, the eternal love God has for all the
life in His creation. Written on the bottom of all hearts is a natural nature
to return to love as the greatest desire. This is the vision of His image.
Unabused animals clearly reflect this ability to naturally love.
The more excellent way is to know God who is love.


Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love,
I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. ~ 1st Corinthians 13:1


And the Bible distinctly states without love, all else is vain.
We know if one does not know love, one does not know God,
and then perhaps God is just an abstraction in a bitter life.
Sorrowful for sure are those who have not the comfort love delivers.


... whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there
is knowledge, it will vanish away. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 13:8-10


Again, the Bible states miraculous tongues would cease, after the light of
God’s own truth established itself, independent of mans ability to destroy
it. In the simplicity that is man, most of what has been has been forgotten,
just today. In our siren filled society, how can it be that we really know
more than what God has proclaimed? The key to understanding
truth is to hear what has been written


... as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man,
I put away childish things. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 13:11-13


And His message continues, the more excellent way to find God,
through faith and hope with love as it remains. The greatest truth
maintains God’s simplicity over all below.


  TonguesAM2.mp3 (27m 56s)


... For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God,
for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 14:1-4


Tongues were a special perplexing event translating through all barriers
assisting in the work of God. Plainly stated, His message has much more
weight than tongues, in what God delivered to mankind, to know Him,
and His will for us to live by words given, united under Him.
Who can say which ancient languages are no longer heard or spoken.
God’s original single language was spectacular beyond measure.


... if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you
unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge,
by prophesying, or by teaching? ~ 1st Corinthians 14:5-6


It may have occurred that through tongues that one of the residual
benefits came in abilities to interpret across the various languages
of all nations. The word clearly states that tongues without
knowledge or revelation is useless.


... So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words easy to understand,
how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:7-9


Certain is the truth that tongues without understanding is
useless in edifying one another. As babbling upon the air,
what use in edification would it hold if nonsensical?


... if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner
to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:10-11


God’s cathedral includes the languages of all
  Many languages in the world
      ⮡   None without significance  

The Bible acknowledges many languages in the world and that
misunderstanding is common. Since we are all removed from those
first century events, one can only conjecture as to the nature of tongues
and where they may have had limitations or not. Why would man want
to bring back what has already completed its’ intended purpose?
Candy churches lure suckers from all corners.


... Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:12-14


The Bible indicates repeatedly that tongues assisted in interpreting,
with divine understanding, through the various languages in the world.
Tongues in itself appears to have had little benefit for the individual,
rather the benefit came more to the recipient.


... What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and
I will also pray with the understanding. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:15-17


Quite frank is the call to have understanding over confusion.

... yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding,
that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:18-20


Tongues used without understanding has no value to teach and
or instruct. Babel was a lesson left for a previous time and God is
now instructing men to grow in understanding leaving behind
those childhood things that gave birth to His church.


... Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe
but to unbelievers; ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:21-22


God prophesized He would use tongues to speak to all peoples
of the earth. It was for a time left past, where again, clearly stated,
it was a vehicle to instruct all unbelievers foreign to the intimate truths
of God, during those first century times. Miracles of any kind are more
than convincing, to draw one closer to believing. It is truly curious that
if tongues were a sign for unbelievers, how now in our times, supposed
believers need tongues to claim faith. These claims of speaking in
tongues is a feeble attempt to deceive the weak, foreign to God’s
own knowledge and truth. Do we exalt God or man? However,
teaching, unlike tongues, endures through all ages and
understanding is the premium God looks for us to have.
Claims to speak in tongues is a fools attempt to exalt self.


... if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with
tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will
they not say that you are out of your mind? ~ 1st Corinthians 14:23-24


Common understanding is the great equalizer
Whole church
⭩                  ⭨
all speak                      all       
with tongues             prophesy    
↕                             ↕
  Comes in uninformed or unbelievers  
↓                             ↓
    You are out         Convinced by all
   of your mind         Convicted by all

Tongues appear to have become somewhat of an amusement
without universal enduring purpose. After tongues inception, it came
to outgrow itself as more of an oddity than a means of edification
to build the faithful in His church. Education seems to have
become more the theme as the church matured.


... Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm,
has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation.
Let all things be done for edification. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:25-26


All is useless without words of understanding
Plain
Words

Teaching God’s word is what opens the heart, and not hoarding gifts
used to impress men among men. Yes, God spreads talents variously
throughout His creation. None of what He gives is intended to abuse or
use others He has chosen to love. Talents are meant to increase the
edification of us all, and they were never meant to be exclusively
reserved for the few. It is not about showing people how high we
have climbed, it is helping others on the climb we travel together.


... If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three,
each in turn, and let one interpret. But if there is no interpreter,
let him keep silent in church, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:27-29


As tongues were winding down, in God’s establishment of His church,
instructions not to use the gift without interpretation was given.


... For God is not the author of confusion but of peace,
as in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:30-33


As God is not an author of confusion, so it is His will in His creation, that
we put a high precedence on understanding over any confusion. To obtain
the peace He desires in the hearts of all men, His plan must be followed
over the fantasies of man’s creation, which attempts to establish
superiority over that of God’s own announced commands. He
calls for clear common sense and wisdom without foolishness.


If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue
but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. ~ James 1:26


Self-control is essential when speaking, without wrath or seeking personal
praise, other than magnifying His glory and grace with a thankful heart.
Methodical thinking to assist everyone's edification has purpose without
measure. Many find the butterfly effect in the good a praising word
can spread. In this, the heights of heaven can be seen.


For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue
from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit." ~ 1st Peter 3:10


The message is to love life and to purge all that would be evil maintaining
a pure conscience. Doubt sinks below all that would be tall. Now with
heaven in view, let us walk together to His tearless pastures.


Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that
you may know how you ought to answer each one. ~ Colossians 4:6


Without doubt, God calls us to have knowledge as a means of mature
communication. Reflective intelligence is a sign of a knowing heart.


True believers pursue His truth over man’s cons
Death and life is in the power of tongue
Tongues came as a means to spread God’s message
Pentecost initiated tongues crossing all dialects
The Spirit used tongues repeatedly to enforce truth
Tongues were to cease once truth became full
Truth is found through faith and hope in love
Superior to tongues is knowledge & teaching
Tongues in itself without understanding is valueless
Tongues were used to benefit the recipient
Tongues were a sign for unbelievers, not believers
Let all things be done for edification
God does not author confusion calling for calm
Speaking with thoughtfulness and care is His will

As a flower God’s kingdom
blooms upon all believers

Darkness blasts the sound of silence.


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3/1/2020 ~ Presidential Quotes 31


  PresidentialQuotesPM31.mp3 (22m 19s)


  PresidentialQuotesAboutGod31.pptx

Darkness drops past a pit to nowhere.
Pursuing the ways of God establishes all that is good.

38. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)

“Without God there could be no American form
of government, nor an American way of life.”

“The Declaration [of Independence] was not a protest against
government, but against the excess of government. It prescribed the
proper role of government, to secure the rights of individuals and to effect
their safety and happiness. In modern society, no individual can do this
alone. So government is not a necessary evil but a necessary good.”

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to
be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, ... ~ Romans 13:3-4


“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a
government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

... heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they
themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. ~ Matthew 23:4


“This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts.”

“I do believe, with all my heart and mind and spirit, that I, not as
President but as a humble servant of God, will receive
justice without mercy if I fail to show mercy.”

For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy.
Mercy triumphs over judgment. ~ James 2:13


“Now, therefore, I, Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States,
pursuant to the pardon power conferred upon me by Article II, Section 2,
of the Constitution, have granted and by these presents do grant a full,
free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against
the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may
have committed or taken part in during the period from
January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.”

"... Who can forgive sins but God alone?" ... ~ Luke 5:20-23

"But that you may know that the Son of Man has
power on earth to forgive sins" -- ... ~ Luke 5:24-26


“I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not
only our Government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained,
is unbroken at home and abroad. In all my public and private acts as your
President, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full
confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end. My fellow
Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works;
our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men.
Here the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by
whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only
righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy.”

“America now is stumbling through the darkness of hatred
and divisiveness. Our values, our principles, and our determination
to succeed as a free and democratic people will give us a torch to light
the way. And we will survive and become the stronger - not only
because of a patriotism that stands for love of country,
but a patriotism that stands for love of people.”

If in fact a fundamental of our freedom is claimed under one God,
when this is outlawed or pushed aside as obnoxious or unfair,
as an impingement upon the freedom of those that choose not
to believe, our freedom is then subjugated under what is not free,
but dominated by arrogance, mistrust, prejudice, and human
elitism without humble hearts. To reject God is to curse our
children and the land upon which we plant. Unholiness has
been timelessly registered as the defeat of all that
builds a people into the greatest they can be.


“It feels like getting a back massage from the Grim Reaper: one
must get comfortable with the most horrifying things in the world.”

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them. ~ Ephesians 5:11


When governmental laws dominate a people’s ability to be free
with instances of over taxation and unfair exemptions for the elite,
those god given public pursuits of ownership and security with
legacies for their children are stolen. A true republic dissolves
into a oligarchy democracy where greed overtakes the people.
Said such government removes the greatest widest burgeoning
beacon of inspiration and entrepreneurship for its people.
Organized hidden dictatorships (crime) can be masked under
the guise of a protective democracy. History reveals how good
leadership for the benefit of the people is more the oddity than
the norm. Leaders often misuse power to benefit their own
interests rather than reinforcing public structure.


“We cannot stand still or slip backwards.
We must go forward now together.”

But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow,
and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." ~ Luke 9:62


  PresidentialQuotesPM31.5.mp3 (26m 42s)


“History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in
comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.”

“For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the
soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas.”

Freedom without responsibility is perversion
  The church:
     ● Hospital for the soul
     ● School for the mind
     ● Safe depository for moral ideas  

“There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children
bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect.
No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take
the place of the family in the scheme of things.”

Laws negating Biblical morals defeat social order and decency.

“It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for
the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of.
But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.”

What is crooked cannot be made straight, And what
is lacking cannot be numbered. ~ Ecclesiastes 1:15


“In the two centuries that have passed since 1776, millions upon millions
of Americans have worked and taken up arms when necessary to make
that dream a reality. We can be extremely proud of what they have
accomplished. Today, we are the world's oldest republic. We are
at peace. Our Nation and our way of life endure. We are free.”

“For nearly two hundred years, our nation has derived its strength
from the diversity of its people and of their beliefs. That strength
has been greatly enhanced by [the Islamic] religious heritage.”

“My commitment to the security and future of Israel is
based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest.
Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.”

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially
to those who are of the household of faith. ~ Galatians 6:10


“Let us remember that our national unity is a most priceless asset.”

“But the separation of church and state, although a fundamental
principle to which I fully subscribe, was never intended in
my view to separate public morality from public policy.

“I believe that prayer in public schools should be voluntary.
It is difficult for me to see how religious exercises can be a requirement
in public schools, given our Constitutional requirement of separation of
church and state. I feel that the highly desirable goal of religious education
must be principally the responsibility of church and home. I do not
believe that public education should show any hostility toward
religion, and neither should it inhibit voluntary participation,
if it does not interfere with the educational process.”

“The length of one's days matters less
than the love of one's family and friends.”

... And years of life will be added to you. If you are wise, you are wise for
yourself, And if you scoff, you will bear it alone."~ Proverbs 9:10-12


“I remain convinced that pardoning Nixon was the right thing to do.”


Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
... ~ Romans 12:17-18


Hearts ache as stones are heavy. Feelings of obscurity are natural
in times of insecurity and turmoil, which perhaps have been since
the dawn of human existence. We live in wild screaming times where
distrust and contempt consume the children. Will we live to pass the
hate of the past where flowers replace fists? Living has always been
tough in understanding sorrows that drive a people to madness.
Murder, corruption, and swords have drawn the wisdom that
falls before us. Walking on toes pierce the glass nerves
that lead to nowhere. To find what we seek a return
to His ways is crucial to our very survival.


Time wanes where inspiration is challenged
God forms the foundation for American life
Pain exposes endurance where mercy questions
Only God can truly forgive sins
Without honest truth no hope could endure
Only in the light of His love darkness is defeated
Darkness cannot be overcome if ignored
Establishing good character takes extreme effort
Nations only find might in the godly over rebellious
It is our duty to stand with faithful God fearing souls
Without moral social consensus unity is all but lost
Dooming is public policy absent of public morality
Love is the one breath that is remembered
Forgiveness is what emboldens a people

Troubled times call for honest hearts

Darkness can only understand nothing.


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3/8/2020 ~ Anxiety

😨
  AnxietyAM.mp3 (32m 23s)


  Anxiety.pptx

Darkness has a passing of all that has disappeared.
Pressure comes upon all who face life in the flesh.

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad. ~ Proverbs 12:25


No matter who, encouragement builds the band-aids of heaven.

... all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed,
all is vanity and grasping for the wind. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 1:14-15


All the unreachable escapes from earth’s turmoil
rest upon the shoulders which bear upon a heart.


Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward. ~ Job 5:7

Explosions needle the plights of mankind.

Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my
bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled; ... ~ Psalms 6:2-6


Weariness drains the soul when the flesh finds no pleasure.
No doubt most, if not all, have at some point reduced to
helplessness bequeathing the Lord, if be, for reprieve.


... Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD,
mercy shall surround him. ... ~ Psalms 32:9-11


Key to all that is upright is our joy in trusting His truths.

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance,
But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. ~ Proverbs 15:13


Shadows of heart shatter peace where the kiss of love releases the spirit.

... Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. ...
~ Psalms 34:13-15


It is in all that we pursue that delivers able flight or crushing defeat.
God wants us to rise in the knowledge of Him, but this can be a
challenge when we put emphasis on all that is other than Him.


... Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret-it only causes harm.
~ Psalms 37:7-8


Patient faith and trust in God is the immunity medicine
that causes worries and troubles to fade. God does
not desire we bite our teeth while we wait for Him.


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; ... ~ Philippians 4:6-7


Simple truths cannot be replaced
  In everything by prayer
   and supplication, with
           thanksgiving

                              ⤡
                        The peace of God
              surpasses all understanding  
                   will guard your hearts

Prayer is the highway rising past all the heights of heaven.

... Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary,
who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. ~ Luke 10:38-39


His word is food indeed that heals the soul.

But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him
and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?
Therefore tell her to help me." ~ Luke 10:40


Anxiety is caused when we judge others and are annoyed at what
we are not receiving; Instead of focusing on opportunities to serve,
one looks to be served. When the Bible tells us the least shall be
the greatest, it is for a heart of service without demands on others
to do for you. The greatest treasure is to find contentment.


"... Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing
is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, ..." ~ Luke 10:41-42


What one centers on has the focus of welcomed calm or disquieted
turmoil. Life is a choice and if one condemns others, what is missed
is self-awareness in the moment over outward complaining. To obtain
peace, a thankful heart under God’s own grace has nothing comparable.


... humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt
you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, ... ~ 1st Peter 5:6-7


Overly wrought cares consume the sanctuary of a peaceful mind.

"And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? ..."
~ Luke 12:25-27


Beauty is found in what is most simple torn from the bonds of confusion.
The shear moment of a naked blade of grass in simple blowing fields
has great magnificence when seen. Wonder and awe
lift a soul above the petty mundane.

Anxiety does not reveal the true nature God intended for mankind.


"... O you of little faith? And do not seek what you should eat or
what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind." ~ Luke 12:28-29


Escape comes to those who find His love in more than what
could ever be returned. Usually, unfulfilled desires leave one
empty asking for more; discontent with what one already has.


"... cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other
things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful." ~ Mark 4:18-19


All that is seen is destined to the decay of yesterday.

... called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a
while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. ~ 1st Peter 5:8-10


Beating anxiety involves reality over escapism
  Be sober, be vigilant:
             ⮡  Resist the devouring devil

     ● Steadfast in the faith
              ⮡  Same sufferings
                     ⮡  by your brotherhood
                               ⮡  in the world

     ● After you have suffered a while
              ⮡  Perfect, establish, strengthen  
                                       ⮡  Settle you

We all have walls to conquer in front of us.
One block at a time lifts us to that higher vantage.


"... do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own
things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." ~ Matthew 6:33-34


"By your patience possess your souls." ~ Luke 21:19

Worry is mostly those delusions that cause unnecessary panic
to envelop stolen peace. Concern is reasonable, where
worry can be debilitating and needless.

The more one knows of Jesus, and the ways of God,
troubles become lessened.


... "Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?"
~ Luke 24:36-38


God, creator of all, can never be seen in His totality. This fear of either
His knowing or our not knowing builds or destroys the sanity of a soul.
If we allow our fears to overwhelm our courage,
we surely have lost the purpose of life.


"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
~ John 14:1


Dreams can never fill the light He has already given.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a
far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:17


That which is ahead holds more substance than all created before.

... mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort
with which we ourselves are comforted by God. ~ 2nd Corinthians 1:3-4


Reality is, and what we allow to occur or not
  God of all comfort:
       → Comforts us in all our tribulation  
                                  ↓
               We may be able to comfort
                   Who are in any trouble
                                   ↕
                     With the comfort we
                   Are comforted by God

When our faith stands for all to see,
collectively, we strengthen each other.


Pain is the heart of consciousness we all endure
Anxiety causes depression while a good word heals
The corruption in the world remains among all
Understanding with trusting God is what draws joy
Depart from evil and do good knowing God watches
Forsake wrath, do not fret – it only causes harm
Sober prayer & thanksgiving guards peace of heart
Overly spent by busy woes misses His simple truths
Undue worries avalanche on those with little faith
The cares of the world blur higher spiritual truths
We are not alone in the challenges all face
Troubles and doubts fade when we see Christ’s love
Unbounded glory rises on the horizon of our faith
Together we are able to comfort one another

Welcome the crutch of God
rather than the broken cane of man.

Darkness has nothing visible to take from.


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3/8/2020 ~ Do Not Become Weary

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  WearinessPM.mp3 (35m 55s)


  DoNotBecomeWeary.pptx

Darkness is loaded with empty shots.
The well of heart has no limit the sky cannot see.

I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my
couch with my tears. My eye wastes away because of grief; ... ~ Psalms 6:6-7


Sorrow cannot help but draw weariness to a soul.
Enemies steal peace when not put to rest. It is perceived enemies
that prohibit strength of spirit and deny victory over conquering evil.


I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for
my God. Those who hate me without a cause Are more ... ~ Psalms 69:3-4


Sorrow’s most dreadful result is in the collapse of spirit. For those void of
sorrow, only incensed with anger and or hate, they violate all those who
still have sense of conscience. Many times people tend to imagine things
or events that are not there, nor have they even been. Paranoia inflicts
the disease of self-destruction. Many choose enemies for whose names
they know not, spiritual imprisonment to say the least, prejudice.


The labor of fools wearies them, For they do not even
know how to go to the city! ~ Ecclesiastes 10:15


If heaven is to be our eventual home, would it not be important
to know how to return to this highest of sanctuaries? Surely an
innate quality in human experience is to find the way home.


Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease!
~ Proverbs 23:4


Understanding is a main component of any situation, for sanity to prevail.
Common sense can be elusive when arrogance and greed spin
their tortures on the innocent. Understanding higher truths is
more than the earth could ever deliver. To die to the self
is to discover the powers of God Himself.


My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength
of my heart and my portion forever. ~ Psalms 73:26


Each of us ages to the next moment. Blessed are those who are able to
bypass the most heinous afflictions, maintaining faith in God Almighty.


"But now it comes upon you, and you are weary; It touches you, and
you are troubled. Is not your reverence your confidence? ... ~ Job 4:5-7


Thoughts can assist or destroy peace of mind. If one loses purpose,
then life can be challenged without hope. Hope is essential when
climbing toward the dreams ahead. Our confidence is shored up with
honest upright hearts. Heartbreakers generally are callous souls self-
absorbed and preoccupied with endless anxiety. To be free of judgment,
and with pure care for others, has no comparable sweetness.


Many times we can miss the good qualities we possess when we overly
condemn ourselves for shortcomings or stumbling's that have occurred.
Again, focus on what one has to advance one’s spirit.


... For when we were still without strength, in due time
Christ died for the ungodly. ~ Romans 5:3-6


When it is said, “No pain, no gain,” it is pain that exposes
the true mettle of character, and heights of our hope.


"I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that
you cannot bear those who are evil. ..." ~ Revelation 2:2-3


God knows at once our rejoicings and miseries. He watches
to see what we will choose; be it goodness over evil’s plotting.


Indeed we count them blessed who endure. ... ~ James 5:11

Blessings beyond measure are imbedded in all hearts devoted
to the pursuit of His word. In this life, none receive the unleased
reservoir ahead, in store for all who believe without doubting.


"And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But
he who endures to the end will be saved." ~ Matthew 10:22


Many hurtfully reject the good news God shares with all.
His characteristic name cannot be changed. As man hates man,
no excuse will exonerate one from His unending truths.


And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season
we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ... ~ Galatians 6:9-10


Sure belief cannot abandon the truths given by heaven.
Faith involves the unity of sharing love in His ways over
our shortcomings of falling from His Holy Grace.


Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy,
we do not lose heart. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:1


In the tower He has dropped before us, our hearts can fly back to Him.

... Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing,
yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:15-16


Every beach has a wave of hope for more. In all thanksgiving
glory is shone when faith is larger than our fears.


For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far
more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18


The greatest of all that is, comes after each soul renders their
deeds under the sun. No one can condemn another as each will
receive judgment alone. Many love family and friends who choose
self over a higher creator source. Reasons are left for God to judge,
but knowing truth is the best part of caring for His justice of I am.
Honesty delivers courage in the shadows of fear.


For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself,
lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not yet
resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. ~ Hebrews 12:3-4


Christ showed all by resisting evil, while unjust prices
were stolen, that truth measures higher than lies.


"... Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly
in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ..." ~ Matthew 11:28-30


What is easy comes when loneliness
no longer plagues a soul under His care.


Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always
ought to pray and not lose heart, ... ~ Luke 18:1


Hearts all beat with one eternal wish, to never die.

But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:13


As sickles shear the crops, so too, our resolve
to produce what is good gives us our name.


"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them;
for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will
not leave you nor forsake you." ~ Deuteronomy 31:6


For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again,
But the wicked shall fall by calamity. ~ Proverbs 24:16


In all the spears that come upon us, we wait for this higher
excellence of glory, in His light, where no words are needed.
Is the LORD the Rock one stands on or falls upon?

Righteous hearts rise to the occasion enduring all fires for the glorious
insight ahead. It is the weak the exit the door to recovery, and sink into the
frozen gaspless tears of living. Pity parties hold no strength of character.


... be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
~ James 5:7-8


Hearts melt in hope of a return to love without measure.
The LORD’s presence will be upon each of us in
a breathless moment as our hearts will bare all.


... kept by the power of God through faith for salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time. ~ 1st Peter 1:3-5


Our hope is the lure to heaven
Reserved in heaven for you

Inheritance incorruptible

     Resurrection of Jesus Christ     

Kept by the power of God
Through faith for salvation

A living hope

It is simple for a child to have careless wonder. What God
keeps is a return to this innocence above all violations.


... if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of
your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is
tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation
of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. ... ~ 1st Peter 1:6-9


As sparks ignite more upon the winds of time,
joy of heart fires inextinguishable faith.


"... In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer,
I have overcome the world." ~ John 16:33


When life comes at one, as it does, faith is the upholding crutch
when calamities arrive. And they arrive, if not already,
most certainly, as afflictions touch us all.


The greatest sadness is when one lacks faith
Weariness and grief arrive because of enemies
Not all woes, real or imagined, are justified in truth
Overworking for earthly riches curbs understanding
Tribulations hone our character enhancing hope
Endurance’s farthest reach is a labor of love
Hearts bond eternally in the ongoing of doing good
The inner soul is renewed with thanksgiving in Him
In but a moment we all will arrive at God’s doorstep
Be reminded of Christ’s sufferings to strengthen us
The promises of God lift us past the tallest of woes
God remains even if we fear lacking confidence
God’s mercy offers salvation through faith in Christ
Overcoming worldliness is key to peace of mind

God’s rewards do surpass all imaginable.

Darkness comes without the pale of shine.


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3/22/2020 ~ Value

💰
  ValueAM1.mp3 (32m 55s)


  Value.pptx

Darkness below black has no sense.
Value is gauged by the price we pay to obtain.

Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, And are
counted as the small dust on the scales; ... ~ Isaiah 40:15


In the greater scheme of things God has a plan
much higher than the triviality of earthlings desiring satisfaction.
He offers the window to eternity.


All nations before Him are as nothing, And they are counted
by Him less than nothing and worthless. ... ~ Isaiah 40:17-18


Specks in time have little consequence in the eternal scheme.
Of His call, for creatures given by His will to love,
He commands service to one another.


All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; ... ~ Daniel 4:35

God has created a realm of redemption for those that have fallen away.
Ask not what God can do for us, but what we can do for God.


But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. ~ Psalms 115:3

God needs no excuse for the good that He is.

... weighed on the scales, They are altogether lighter than vapor.
~ Psalms 62:9


Loneliness is a touch upon the heart of isolation,
depending on time, to reveal those questions of not knowing.


For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he
deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, ... ~ Galatians 6:3-5


If God reveres those upon the earth as quintessentially honest and
obedient, rather than radical, liberal, criminal, to His cause, He surely
will reward those who believe over deceptions given by man.


... can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him
- For the redemption of their souls is costly, ... ~ Psalms 49:6-9


How one sees wealth reveals the cost of what no one can pay for.
The whole earth cannot award one breath. No sister or brother can
redeem what God alone looks for, a sole contrite heart that yearns
for His forgiveness, thankfully pressed upon His love.


How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding
is to be chosen rather than silver. ... ~ Proverbs 16:16-18


To travel the higher roads where truth shines without measure,
one must surrender all before the One that saves and gives life.


"But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
Man does not know its value, ..." ~ Job 28:12-15


The value of life embraces the gift of God to humbly acknowledge
He is supreme above all. Earth’s possessions are valued as last
in comparison to eternal life where music never ends.


"God understands its way, And He knows its place. For He looks to the ends
of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens, ..." ~ Job 28:23-28


Facts will never change where truth tells wisdom. God declares
understanding will come to those who have awe under His creation.


Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than
choice gold; For wisdom is better than rubies, ... ~ Proverbs 8:10-11


Who can say the calm of understanding does not enrich the soul?

... My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, And
my revenue than choice silver. ... ~ Proverbs 8:18-22


The value of truth rises above the stars where God Himself knows.

"... Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything,
since He gives to all life, breath, and all things." ~ Acts 17:24-25


God does not need temples or amusement parks
built by man over true hearts in the vault of His service.


"... that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him
and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;" ~ Acts 17:26-27


Senses make clear our existence. Creation exists so we
may know the plan of God to love Him as He loves us.


"... we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone,
something shaped by art and man's devising." ~ Acts 17:28-29


Life is not a material expression of an exact place,
but now in the presence of God.


"... ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to
repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in
righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. ..." ~ Acts 17:30-31


Judgment involves the character, and the ability, to become
better than who we once were in those sins of selfish desire.


... if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you
shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; ... ~ Exodus 19:5


Treasures of God illuminate the strings of heart
enhancing the aromas of heaven. God is the ultimate miner,
searching the depths of life with heart.


Yes, the Almighty will be your gold And your precious silver; For then you will
have your delight in the Almighty, And lift up your face to God. ~ Job 22:25-26


No spin has greater value than to look up and see more than we are.

Significance is found in the righteousness we value
 ● God counts the nations as small on the scales
 ● God is in heaven and does as He pleases
 ● Thinking one is greater can be deceptive
 ● Trusting in material wealth is worthless
 ● Pride and a haughty spirit causes a soul to fall
 ● True value rises past mere substance
 ● The wise depart from evil in fear of God
 ● Wisdom and understanding is incomparable
 ● The richest among us fully embrace wisdom
 ● The divine nature is about life over material wealth
 ● Our righteous value will be found at His judgment
 ● Those who hear & obey His word are special to Him  
 ● It is God Himself that holds the greatest value

No faithful heart has the absence of His grace.

  ValueAM2.mp3 (26m 26s)


"For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own
soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" ~ Matthew 16:26


In the case of value, is not life itself of the highest of all known?

But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge
of Christ Jesus my Lord, ... ~ Philippians 3:7-8


Knowledge of life and why we are is a quality of importance.

... if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
~ Philippians 3:9-11


A rose is given its’ beauty because it is. A man becomes
a king when belief extends beyond self and faith lifts life.


And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind, ... ~ Romans 12:2-3


The end of this world is dust; as such we must rise
to that which is greater than the earth.


... Let each of you look out not only for his own interests,
but also for the interests of others. ... ~ Philippians 2:3-5


So few are able to find the perfection He calls out for in us all. True
hearts care for the simplest of concerns opening doors for strangers and
tolerating the selfish among us. Nobility of heart shines as a jewel in His
sight. Shame comes upon all, when He is revealed, as we fall before Him.


For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for
a good man someone would even dare to die. ... ~ Romans 5:7-8


Sacrifice has no comprehensive expression for the love it gives.

... who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
~ 1st Timothy 2:4


God has no desire to see souls deceived without hope through
knowledge. This is why He came to sacrifice His own life,
so we can know how to come to Him, in spirit and truth.


"... Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."
~ Matthew 10:29-31


God created dust, and all that forms around it, to test the desires of life
freely given. Too often people are mired in self-pity, despising existence,
on the cough of disgust. Laughing love is thin for those wingless
thoughts of blue. He waits for each returning soul He holds.


... Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If
I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
~ Psalms 40:5


Time is a spiral that wells up from deep inside memories
coming from the outside. No number can express His timelessness
where His sense for each of us embraces all moments.


"... Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?"
~ Matthew 6:25-26


Worry is a lack of trust that weighs on broken hearts.
Valleys always have mountains above as we all endure
the shadows that etch the silence of hope’s enchantment.


Now godliness with contentment is great gain. ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:6-8

To feast on heaven itself clears the senses to love.
What would we do if the sun was not there; how important would those
things we place the greatest importance on? We often dismiss those
things of a higher nature where life itself has the greatest value.


... godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life
that now is and of that which is to come. ~ 1st Timothy 4:8


Nothing done by the self can lift a soul to heavens door;
it is His heart that offers the hand to pull us through.


Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content
with such things as you have. ... ~ Hebrews 13:5-6


Loving God brings the right values into focus
  Conduct:
         ● Be without covetousness
         ● Be content with as you have  

A friend cuts to the bottom of a heart, open to all that comes forth.

"... for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out
of her poverty put in all that she had, ..." ~ Mark 12:41-44


Each of us needs to empty our desires in acceptance of His love.
Acceptance brings contentment, by which only heaven can offer.
It is about surrendering all of our life, to that which gives all.
Bliss is an absolute unequalled.


"... ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' ..." ~ Mark 12:30


Where should our greatest love be? Should it not be with
that which gives life itself to the sweet chords of knowing?


"... and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
~ Matthew 13:44


True treasure can never be stolen.

"... when he had found one pearl of great price, went out
and sold all that he had and bought it." ~ Matthew 13:45-46


Genuine value is what we find the most uplifting. A prize awarded
is sweetest when given in the open. He has given all in the open.
Will we close the door or see the gift?


I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure. ~ Psalms 119:162

What wells up from a heart’s bottom
lasts longest for the depth of true desire.


"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where
moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but
lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, ..." ~ Matthew 6:19-21


The agony of a soul is found in unobtainable desires to possess.
Freedom is detachment from desire with happy thankful content hearts.
It is the moment that has the greatest value.


With God the most of living is obtained
No worldly item can pay for the life of a soul
The excellence of knowledge of Christ has no equal
It's not about us but God’s power over death
Think soberly transformed by the renewing of mind
Compassionate hearts for others is a mind of Christ
God desires our salvation & knowledge of the truth
The thoughts of God for each cannot be numbered
Godliness with contentment is great gain
The promise of life to come lights real value
Be content with such things as you have
Giving your all is where one places greatest value
Worship is unyielding love for God’s wealth of Spirit
Rejoice in the great treasure of His word

In His light we find the treasure of Spirit.

  ValueAM3.mp3 (31m 55s)


There is gold and a multitude of rubies, But the lips
of knowledge are a precious jewel. ~ Proverbs 20:15


Knowledge is priceless treasure.

For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one
may desire cannot be compared with her. ~ Proverbs 8:11


To understand is the blessing given to those employing wisdom.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally
and without reproach, and it will be given to him. ~ James 1:5


Only humble hearts can reach what cannot be bought.

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
... ~ Jeremiah 29:13


Seeking often brings epiphanies without notice.

... knowing that you were not redeemed with coruptible things, like silver
and gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your
fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:17-19


For heaven to welcome a soul, a heart must do
what God calls out for, putting value on His commands.


... His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and
godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:3-4


To be with God one has to want it more than all
  Given to us all:
       → Things that pertain to life
                                               ⮡  godliness
       → Through the knowledge of Him
                  ↓
  Called us by glory and virtue
  Given great and precious promises
                                               ↑
      may be partakers of the divine nature
   escaped corruption that is through lust   

What is most lovely is not hidden for those that know.

... having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all
filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 7:1


Value has limits rising from what is despicable.
True value resides where noble values take precedence.


... For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body
and in your spirit, which are God's. ~ 1st Corinthians 6:19-20


No greater value is found than coming to God’s nurturing light in prayer.

You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
~ 1st Corinthians 7:23


As possessions of His eternal love, let us not return to
the lonely emptiness of man’s domination and petty desires.


But Peter and the other apostles answered and said:
"We ought to obey God rather than men." ~ Acts 5:29


God’s truth can never be replaced or
substituted through the angers of man.


Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,
and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. ~ Galatians 5:1


Freedom is where bondage has no effect.

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ...
~ John 8:32-33


Arrogance has one overriding quality, denial.

"... if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." ~ John 8:34-36

Chains bind all who cannot find the freedom He offers.

... because the veil is taken away in Christ. But even to this day, when
Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:14-15


One must tear back the lies of man to
be set free to see what all long for; truth.


"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an
evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. ..." ~ Luke 6:45


Sharp slicing's of the mouth destroy the front of all that
could be good. Searching for the best orders the soul.


... one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and
where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:16-18


Created in the image of God, we hold the power of destiny
when we choose to pursue what has been given from above.


... I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
and to make all see what is the fellowship ... ~ Ephesians 3:8-9


To value the least is to find the greatest value.

... according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus
our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access ... ~ Ephesians 3:10-12


Confidence is of a high prize when united in the faith of His promise.
Christ Jesus came to be with those that would want salvation from the
oppression of wicked men. He is here with us through His life, death,
and resurrection; first born from the dead to show us the way.


... Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,
for He who promised is faithful. ~ Hebrews 10:21-23


The astonishment of forgiveness by
God Himself has an unutterable value.


And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, ... ~ Hebrews 10:24-25


For us to hold the same faith given by His truth adds value to the whole.

Time tests how we respond to desires and purpose
 ● Knowledge above all is a precious jewel
 ● All the things one has cannot compare to wisdom
 ● Wisdom is found when you seek her with your all
 ● We are redeemed by the precious blood of Christ
 ● Call to escape lust through His precious promise
 ● Each needs to put off the flesh perfecting holiness
 ● Obeying God is care over following man’s sinfulness  
 ● Jesus sets us free when we allow Him to carry us
 ● Treasure is found in what comes out of one’s heart
 ● When we turn to the Lord His freedom brings clarity
 ● Fellowship with God in Christ comes to the humble
 ● His eternal purpose gives us access by faith in Him
 ● Assemble and consider with care for one another

Bearing with one another is
a privilege of joining together.

Darkness has no promise of light.


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5/3/2020 ~ Cure for All

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  CureForAll.mp3 (26m 48s)


  CureForAll.pptx

Darkness remains where the blind have no vision.
Rising wishes of the hopeful seem to fall with silence.

" 'Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; ...' "
~ Deuteronomy 32:39


The Power of God is absolute
   I am He, God:
                          ● I kill
                          ● I make alive   
                          ● I wound
                          ● I heal

As God is the only singular creator and savior, of His creation,
one would be best served to pay attention to
His declarations and pleas for our return.


... "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right
in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, ...
~ Exodus 15:26


God has given us His word to see.
Healing of the soul comes by faith and trust in God’s power to save us
from the flesh. To drop this offering of God can only result in catastrophe.
God has to be the treasure without price for a heart to be established.
Too often God’s word is thrown away while making decisions in life.
One cannot demand freedom without being thankful for it, and so often
it is demanded, without appreciativeness, mired in arrogance.
Hopeless without His justice and honor for truth.


... "Who then can be saved?" But Jesus looked at them and said, "With
men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible."
~ Mark 10:26-27


Looking out into the world can be like seeing through a fog bank.
Faith God can clear the way inspiring much more in us.


"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh.
Is there anything too hard for Me?" ~ Jeremiah 32:27


It is said God is the rock of our salvation and this is due to His solid truth.

My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not
let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; ...
~ Proverbs 4:20-22


The Lord's Word heals the soul's heart
   My words:
            ⮡  Depart not from

   Keep them in the
  Midst of your heart

  Life to those who find them
               ⮡  Health to all their flesh   

God requests we pay attention to His words, and not let these truths
become absent to our presence. The greatest vision comes from within.


... He sent His word and healed them, And delivered
them from their destructions. ~ Psalms 107:19-20


The time to cry out to God is not just in our troubles, but in our thankful
times, for the healing from those very troubles. As Abraham Lincoln was
told by a fellow patriot, “This too shall pass;” we need to see the shadows
pass to His light. True joy is a pursuit that can only be found in Him. When
they say time heals all wounds, it is God that softens our hearts with
His promise of eternity. His light of truth shines on all of our lives.


... Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the
LORD delivers him out of them all. ~ Psalms 34:18-19


Who could reasonably not have a broken heart, in all that is
about the earth, with death and hardships surrounding us all. It is
the word of God that heals and comforts in days of heavy afflictions.
His promise not to abandon us leaves us not alone. As a horse,
the master simply wants to love his servant.


He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. ~ Psalms 147:3

His word is here for us to know the truth of what God will do, and
what He has done. Coming to God lifts the mending of the spirit.
All are broken, and His word heals us in a true relationship with
His Grace of salvation for all that would trust and obey.


A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22


Gladness and laughter is the song of heaven. It is the
purpose of medicine to heal. Our healing medicine is faith.


Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and
I shall be saved, For You are my praise. ~ Jeremiah 17:14


Though answers may flee, trust assures victory

  O LORD

         → Heal me, and I shall be healed  

         → Save me, and I shall be saved  


You are my praise


Great faith never questions what God will do for those that serve Him.
God has poured out His truth abundantly, so any who question will
have no excuse at the moment of His revealing. Would not all want to
be saved by the light of the LORD? Faith is knowing it will come to be.
It is not necessarily that one has obtained salvation or a healing,
such as yet, but belief points to the eventuality.


... forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all
your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, ... ~ Psalms 103:2-5


Forgetfulness swirls in caverns of despair
   O soul forget not all His benefits:   

        → Who forgives all your iniquities
        → Who heals all your diseases
        → Who redeems your life
                                          from destruction
        → Who crowns you with
                                          tender mercies
        → Who satisfies your mouth
                                          with good things

The LORD God, who draws existence itself, is our crown of glory.

... For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well."
~ Mark 5:25-28


There are so many illnesses, social and physical, that man cannot cure,
and it is left up to the Lord. The Lord transcends beyond space and time
in life, as is His dwelling place. No greater cure can be had but to fall
into the hands of God Himself, who commands all.
Unwavering faith will be rewarded.


... healed of the affliction. And Jesus, immediately knowing
in Himself that power had gone out of Him, ... ~ Mark 5:29-31


Faith is often silent in its humble hope, yet God notices all that is genuine.
It is the desire of God that we declare our faith openly, and in truth,
not hiding from Him or others. Jesus looks for confessions of faith.


... He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well.
Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction." ~ Mark 5:32-34


The greatest healing to be had comes by faith.
The sight of faith is found in belief.


"... I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength
is made perfect in weakness." ~ 2nd Corinthians 12:7-9


Each of us has an affliction unique to each.
It is God testing our strength and resolve to believe without question.
Skeptics argue unable to achieve. Trust without question is faith.
Knowing God has the power is what keeps us strong.


... Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes
the inner depths of the heart. ~ Proverbs 20:29-30


Patient endurance has a long path of experience if seasoned in time.
Settled souls are what lifts the rest of us to maturity. Throughout the ages,
it has been the inner depth of character that has inspired all people.
Depth of character renders humble calm with careful ears.


Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may
exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
~ 1st Peter 5:6-7


Without a humble heart, arrogance will destroy you if consumed
in comparisons and unjustified judgments of others.


... pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective,
fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. ~ James 5:14-16


We must continue to pray for each other, as it in itself, helps heal the self.

... I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health,
just as your soul prospers. ... ~ 3rd John 1:2-3


Above all, the bottom line to all, is truth.

... who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having
died to sins, might live for righteousness - by whose stripes you were healed.
~ 1st Peter 2:24


By what other salvation are we saved? By a concoction of man? It is by
Jesus Christ God offers His grace. Jesus showed by enduring suffering,
and never loosing faith, that the resurrection to life comes.


And my God shall supply all your need according to
His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:19


Something greater than imaginable is ahead for all who believe.

No weapon poor or rich can defeat Love’s mercy
Deliverance is only by God who heals and destroys  
Salvation of sinners is possible through Jesus
The word of God is health to all the flesh
God’s word heals and delivers one from troubles
God cares for us through all our afflictions
Great faith and trust continually praises God
Faith heals through the power of God
More than the flesh, faith sustains the soul
Pain and suffering can deepen the heart’s wisdom
Humble hearts trust God’s ability to accomplish all
Prayer heals the sick and lifts the sorrowful
Jesus’ sacrifice heals us to know true God
The glory of Jesus Christ supplies all our needs

God’s ocean of life remains with the faithful.

Darkness seizes fear with a strike of light’s death.


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5/24/2020 ~ Repentance

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  RepentanceAM.mp3 (35m 30s)


  Repentance.pptx

Darkness has nothing to hook on to.
A heavy heart must be more than it is to be set free from above.

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses
and forsakes them will have mercy. ~ Proverbs 28:13


Confessing and forsaking sin is rooted through repentance.

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" ~ Matthew 3:1-2


God prepared the way for all to know repentance is on an individual level.
In many ways, the world is a renegade planet in rebellion among the
vast wilderness of stars. God has touched us with a call to return.
All points of compass, it is the wild wild earth.


John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism
of repentance for the remission of sins. ~ Mark 1:4


The world is a wilderness of good plagued with evil deeds.
God has delivered a means to free oneself from earthly bondage.


And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching
a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, ... ~ Luke 3:3


Preaching has been no foreigner to mankind. Since days of old
promoters have tried their best to influence people for better or worse.
It is what is genuine that has lasting effects.


Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the
gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." ~ Mark 1:14-15


To believe in the gospel is to hear the truth
of God and trust He has come upon us.


From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." ~ Matthew 4:17


The power of God is with us.

"... I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
~ Mark 2:16-17


As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one; ..." ~ Romans 3:10

For those that do not believe, they need the most help, which is needed
for all. Pride is a stealthy sin exalting the self above God Himself.
It is a travesty when those in power only endorse themselves
excluding others. True love is absent from proud hearts.


"... I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
~ Luke 5:31-32


We are all sinners in need of His healing word.

"... I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I did not come to call
the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." ~ Matthew 9:13


For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy.
Mercy triumphs over judgment. ~ James 2:13


One cannot buy entrance into God’s Kingdom, but doors open
when one sees others over the self in compassion, and love of life.
In so many ways, condemning others condemns one’s self.


"I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish." ~ Luke 13:3

Many curves are on the path to our accent back to heaven.

"Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, ..." ~ Matthew 3:8

Repentance should come before the sunset of our lives.

... that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in
His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. ~ Luke 24:46-47


To partake in the remission of sins, one must come
to Jesus with a contrite heart, asking for forgiveness.


... "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
~ Acts 2:38


To receive the gift of forgiveness of sins. one must observe
His command to come and obey, in submission to His will.


For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be
regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. ~ 2nd Corinthians 7:10


To ponder upon the goodness of God naturally internalizes
better qualities. To mourn over what one does not have, in earthly
possessions, destroys peace and advances corruption.


... despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not
knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? ~ Romans 2:4


Love of God take precedence over the highest of all mountains,
deepest of all wells, and anything created and or perceived.


"Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps
the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. ... ~ Acts 8:22-23


Hope is crucial to our faith as it renders peace in the sanctuary
of His love. Forgiving others lifts our spirt to touch the sky.


... pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will
hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin ... ~ 2nd Chronicles 7:14


To be godly goes hand in hand with a humble heart seeking
Him in prayer, turning from past bad behaviors.


"... God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life." ~ Acts 11:18

All souls are special to God as He has explained carefully how He wills
all peoples to come to Him. Repentance is a sort of reckoning with God.


"... testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God
and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." ~ Acts 20:20-21


Repentance and faith is how one establishes a relationship with God.

... Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now
commands all men everywhere to repent, ... ~ Acts 17:29-31


It is God’s command that all should repent. If life is important enough,
then sacrificing in acknowledgement to Him, is a small price
to pay for heaven’s happiness upon waves of bliss.


... but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should
perish but that all should come to repentance. ~ 2nd Peter 3:9


God watches from the highest mountaintops. It doesn’t matter
what valley one comes to find oneself in, God wants us to see
the birds and come to our senses, in the music of His truth.


... let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works ... ~ Hebrews 6:1-2


As they say, “dial or plug in,” as get with the truth. Living
is either distant or close in one’s commitment to God.


"... repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and
remove your lampstand from its place - unless you repent." ~ Revelation 2:5


Small things can become very big if not put to rest.
Rest is what Christ offers when one has a heart of devotion.


"Remember therefore how you have received and heard;
hold fast and repent. ..." ~ Revelation 3:3


What one desires the most is what one holds on to at all cost.
Depth of character endures many fires on the path to eternity.


... God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
and that they may come to their senses and escape ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:24-26


To lose innocence without return, the curse remains
   Servant of the Lord:   ● able to teach
        ● not quarrel ● gentle to all ● patient
          → In humility correcting
                          those who are in opposition   
                                         ↓
                         If God perhaps will
                     Grant them repentance
      ★ Know the truth, come to their senses
              ↑ Escape the snare of the devil

To know the truth and coming to one’s senses is the
best medicine in warding off the poisons of mankind.


Success is a measure of joy over regret
Confessing and forsaking sins brings mercy
John preached a baptism of repentance
Jesus came to call sinners to repentance
Unless we repent we will likewise perish
We need to bear noble fruits worthy of repentance
Repent and be baptized is the call of His church
Godly sorrow brings repentance/leads to salvation
Repent that one may be forgiven of wickedness
Humble seeking Him turning from sin are healed
Repentance and faith in Christ is God’s will
God commands all men everywhere to repent
He wills none should perish but come to repentance
Without repentance His blessings will vanish

Repentance is a sign of coming
back to the ways of God.

Darkness sings blues without love.


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5/31/2020 ~ Sheep

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  SheepAM.mp3 (23m 05s)


  Sheep.pptx

Darkness' cover is the gloominess of blindness.
God waits for all to return to His light of truth.
No one is like anyone else.


... God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. ~ Psalms 100:3


Each of us, no matter who, battles with sin, and we all fail on a daily basis.

All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his
own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. ~ Isaiah 53:6


We live in a world that lacks noble leadership with honor and truth.

'... "So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; ..."'
~ Ezekiel 34:5-6


Evil feasts upon the meek and innocent,
who are ignorant to their methods.


"... there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the
shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock" - ~ Ezekiel 34:7-8


What a shame when no one is purposed to help one another.

'"... the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will
deliver My flock from their mouths, ..."' ~ Ezekiel 34:9-10


God will curse those who do not care for one another.

... says the Lord GOD: "Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and
seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among
his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them ..."'
~ Ezekiel 34:11-12


Exasperated for lack of truth, God Himself proclaims
He Himself will come to the earth to set truth as the foundation
for soul salvation, on an individual basis.


... the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they
were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. ~ Matthew 9:36


And so God came into the world, in the flesh, as proclaimed.
Jesus is observing that no one is elevating the weary as they are trampled
upon. God came to the earth to set straight a salvation plan no one could
steal. And His love for life, that He created to live, did just that,
delivered truth without dispute for all to know.


"... for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
~ Luke 19:10


Christ came to explain those things we all need to know,
how to see all as precious, including ourselves.


"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep."
~ John 10:11


Commitment to death is such a proclamation that sculps an eternal
gift, and a picture that cannot be painted, for its' obvious simple
wonderfulness, beyond any measure that may be conceived by man.


"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved,
and will go in and out and find pasture." ~ John 10:9


To find contentment has no comparison in life where
hope rides the highest ideal strengthening the soul.


... "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit
on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? ..." ~ Matthew 12:11-12


And who would claim good is never good but those with agendas to
advance personal wealth, over that of the souls who truly labor to no end.
Enduring civilizations are built upon equability and fairness lifting
souls to do more, and most importantly, to worship God thankfully.
Without purpose of heart and unity of mind, chaos results.


"... What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them,
does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one
which is lost until he finds it? ..." ~ Luke 15:4-5


One link broken tears the whole chain apart. Would
you turn someone looking for help, and a word of compassion, away?
Revenge is the Lord’s, and He asks of us to gain souls bound for heaven.
Love is the light no matter how dark the sinner.


"... there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over
ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance." ~ Luke 15:6-7


Ruin has no glory for those without God.

"... Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep." ~ John 21:15-17

God calls for us to help one another, okay 🖜

    👋   Feed My Lambs     
    👊   Tend My Sheep
    👌   Feed My Sheep


Side by side we live among each other, under God’s universal temporary
shadow, where the veil is preparing to peel back; His truth shines forth as
we approach our final awakening. It is God who watches to see, who will
respond to this most urgent call to live as brothers and sisters. God’s
family is just that; do you hear what the Spirit says to the churches?


"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give
them eternal life, and they shall never perish; ..." ~ John 10:27-28


Breathless, heaven holds unspeakable love not to be missed.

... who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
~ 1st Timothy 2:4


The echo of truth cannot be silenced as
God’s own voice trumpets over all to join.


that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting
covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, ...
~ Hebrews 13:20-21


Divine knowledge gives access to being holy

  Now may the God of peace make you  
      ⮡  Complete in every good work
                  ⮡  to do His will

  Working in you
        ⮡  What is well pleasing in His sight
                      ⮡  Through Jesus Christ


God wills that we be whole in ourselves with consciences of confidence,
to change all relationships for the better, patiently, enduring through the
enemy of temporal time, that divides souls to sinking in self-inflicted
godless pits of such high importance. Logs in egos eyes rise establishing
lies of prejudice to only pound one another with tweezers. Without the
hand of God to light awareness, our walk is obscure at best.

Hear now, take God at His word to find freedom the earth will never find,
nor can it deliver. Belonging to God changes life forever.


Love for one another is the hill we all must climb
  ● God has made us, and not we ourselves
  ● Like sheep we have all gone astray in self pursuits
  ● All shepherds greedily turned feeding themselves
  ● God himself would shepherd where none were
  ● Jesus painfully saw no shepherds among the people   
  ● Jesus came to seek and save all the lost
  ● It is through Jesus’ door, entrance to truth is had
  ● Without continuous good conduct, truth is lost
  ● God declares value in the whole of it all
  ● Angles rejoice over one sinner who repents
  ● Jesus wants us to feed each other in love
  ● God desires all to be saved in knowledge of truth
  ● Christ is the great shepherd who completes us

The song is lost if all hear not,
the cry to help one another.

Darkness aches torn from the light.


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6/7/2020 ~ Pursue

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  PursueAM.mp3 (29m 08s)


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Darkness strikes at the heart of fear.
Desire is the pressure of want.

Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. ~ Psalms 34:14

Do we pursue those things called out for, for the best in our spiritual
evolvement? The pools of peace are in the depths of heaven’s truth.


Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace
and the things by which one may edify another. ~ Romans 14:19


It is a challenge with all the adversities in this world to follow the advice
of the Bible. However, it instructs us all with a baseline of conduct in
appreciative qualities to pursue. Genuinely caring for others has
always been paramount for anything really successful. When
we help others is where our true strength is found.


Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:1


As a rose’s fragrance, love must rise in
sweet tender tranquility, for it to be real.


For "He who would love life And see good days, ... turn away from evil
and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it." ~ 1st Peter 3:10-11


There is no misery like the misery of one unable to find love,
breaking over filthy language. It is a conscious event to remain
more decent than despicable. Doing good and pursuing peace
brings the treasures of heaven to heart. To find the definition
of good, one has to look to the word of God.


... be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be
peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. ~ Titus 3:1-2


Godly people are the strength of any society
 ● Be subject to authorities
 ● To obey
 ● To be ready for every good work  
 ● To speak evil of no one
 ● To be peaceable, gentle
 ● Showing humility to all

Pondering on the qualities called out for radiate the greatest
smiles in the midst of laughter. God sings to us with every breath.


... through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled
in one word, even in this: "You shall love ..." ~ Galatians 5:13-14


As flowers sway in the wind, our love should reflect His gifts of beauty,
and respect and or regard for this freedom to be. It does not say
to use freedom of spirit to pursue evil intentions skewing away
from God’s purposed word. God’s truth cannot be replaced
by the oblivious whims of man.


Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with
those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:22


Wisdom unites the age of experience with love
                              A pure heart
                                        ↑
             → Peace who call on the Lord  
             → Love
             → Faith
             → Righteousness
     Pursue
       ⭧
  Flee youthful lusts

Age delivers wisdom for those of careful thoughtfulness. A raving maniac
is easily exposed. Many diseases of spirit confront the soul. Arrogance,
superiority over others, lauding self, has the value of all that is empty.
Weakness in pride holds the unsettling resentments of others, and sears
the heart from true peace. Some are never able to recover, mired in the
battles of self, and it can take a lifetime to overcome lust, and turn it to
unutterable sincerest of deepest love, over its shallow predecessor of
youthful reckless wild passions. Instant gratification endures little if not
held with pure unconditional commitment of heart. Endless desire spirals
a hole with peace so far out of reach. Contentment is closely associated
with pure love. Gladness is deeper than the flesh can deliver. What is
divine is to be supremely valued where thankfulness lifts us past troubles
caused by grief and not having. Prayer is what establishes a clean heart.


... abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
having your conduct honorable ... ~ 1st Peter 2:11-12


If one merely dwells on the lusts of the flesh, all spiritual gifts will be at
best, elusive. The soul is a gift of God and it should be everyone's
ambition, and need, to follow where God leads us.


... "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow Me." ~ Matthew 16:24


The message from Jesus is to exercise self-control
and to laboriously pursue good works.


"And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me."
~ Matthew 10:38


In all the purity that God is, and in delivering His word for man to know, no
one should be lost to His true intentions; salvation of His children in the
light. While none of us may be worthy, it must be a desire to be more
acceptable in His sight, and in service to be true for all. This is
accomplished by adhering to, and studying, the word of God.


For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving
us an example, that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21


To step into the life Jesus walked is to know
the love that surpasses all understanding.


Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone
said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go." ~ Luke 9:57


One is lucky if the winds of heart lead to feathers of golden truths.

Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said,
"Lord, let me first go and bury my father." ~ Luke 9:59


Family is precious when joy of love is shared. When love is so prevalent,
it can be obscure to find yet a higher love, for God, but it must take
precedence. Thankfulness for His gift to love itself
should easily lift our hearts closer to Him.


And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but let me
first go and bid them farewell who are at my house." ~ Luke 9:61


The meal we eat is not just to satisfy cravings of the flesh. If desire
for God and His salvation is less than anything else, priorities are
misaligned from that sparkle that rises to touch eternity itself.


"... 'Come, for all things are now ready.'" ~ Luke 14:16-17

The call from God has always been now,
as His presence has never left us, as of yet.


"But they all with one accord began to make excuses. ..." ~ Luke 14:18-20

People have lives, and they should be valued accordingly. However, when
one puts any of the activities of life above that which gave life, for it to be,
true worship is neglected, and even dismissed, when property, business,
and or family is the only focus. One either comes to God or not.


"... with their mouth they show much love, but
their hearts pursue their own gain." ~ Ezekiel 33:31


Hypocrites are the snakes in all of our lives. They plot and manipulate
to achieve power over others, and take little stock in accountability. Truth
is possessing a clear conscience with God as our guide. Selfish people
have a perverted inward desire, lacking outward expressions
of mercy and truth, welded in patience.


"... for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and
their abominations, I will recompense their deeds ..." ~ Ezekiel 11:21


There will always be, as long as God is disregarded, people that prey
upon all others with cold detestable qualities. It is a choice for darkness
over the light. These mongers highest achievement is satisfying their own
lusts, regardless of consequences to others. Unfortunately, evil often
devours what could be good. In dismissing God, one generally dismisses
all respect for others as well. What could be beautiful is smothered by
the web of misery. God will judge all cold hearts accordingly.


And many will follow their destructive ways, because of
whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. ~ 2nd Peter 2:2


The Bible speaks of the way of truth, and so there is a way of truth.
To find truth it can only be done when the truth of God is acknowledged.


But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. ~ 1st Timothy 6:11


General pursuits declare the wholeness of all
  O man of God pursue:
                                     ● Righteousness  
                                     ● Godliness
                                     ● Faith
                                     ● Love
                                     ● Patience
                                     ● Gentleness

God is clear for souls to pursue those things He declares as good,
and flee what is defined as evil. Plenty of warnings have been given
not to change His word, and deceive the ignorant by calling evil good,
and good evil. Hypocrites are not able to hide from the truth God
has delivered. All the lot of us fools will be shot down
when we bow before His Majesty of grace.


See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what
is good both for yourselves and for all. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:15


What we pursue is who we are; this is life.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands,
you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. ~ James 4:8


Drawing near to God helps our climb away from those evil practices
of the past, or even those that remain in the present. One can never be
close enough to God for all He has done for us. God does not seek
souls who hide behind walls of deception. Truth is transparent
where it forever resides as obvious.


Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own
understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6


Trust in anything is what we put faith in. Trust in God frees
a soul to find contentment above all that is the material realm.


... one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching
forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the
prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:13-14


Visons best has always been looking forward



              ⭩
  Forgetting   
behind
  God in Christ Jesus 
⭧                            





It can be hard to choose life over death, optimism verses pessimism, as
honest hearts can find it difficult to not look back upon the sins we all bear.
It is not original sin, but those actions of selfishness we have all individually
pursued. In an ever flowing kaleidoscope of stop and go, what
cripples us is lack of belief, in God, and in one another.

None of us has attained perfection as we struggle to become better than
before, for those with conscience. Regrets are part of that repentance to
turn back to God, and regard His ways of being. The fires of truth help
understanding as we travel through this wicked world. Let us dream of
better days where we lift each other to be more for our children. Assholes
die in the piles they create. We must find a way to fertilize the future,
and the truth of God has no greater value in this pursuit.


Seeking Him reveals the light of life
Seek peace and pursue it
Pursue those things that edify each other
Pursue love & that one may give proper instruction
Be ready to do good works in subject to authority
Love is the one word that fulfills all the law
Pursue righteousness/faith/ love/peace/calling God
Abstain from fleshly lusts which war against souls
To be worthy one must bear loads & follow Christ
Excuses keep one from following God
Hypocrites lie in pursuit of their own gain
Pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all
He directs the path when one trusts God / one’s all
Pursue the eternal prize found in the upward call

The greatest pursuit for all
is seeking love’s peace.

Darkness' highest point is the bottom.


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6/28/2020 ~ Neglecting Diligent Effort
                    Diminishes Glory to God


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  NeglectAM.mp3 (38m 21s)


  Neglect.pptx

Darkness stings by the shock of nothing.
Work is what completes a soul to rise.

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy
of the calling with which you were called, ... ~ Ephesians 4:1-3


The Bible is not just words. It is a book of instructions and warnings to live
a better life. Many do not have that passion for the Lord to do their best in
His light. Life certainly can be challenging in favorable opportunities, and
social issues with never-ending plagues of self-seeking, distances the
soul from obtaining peace of heart. We all struggle to acquire those
qualities the Bible calls us out to be. Mt. Zion is calling.


Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus ... ~ Philippians 1:1-2


Bondservants rise to the occasion and reach the mountain top
for His cause. One must carry the cross each has been given
to obtain the heights of clarity. Does one consider that
we are able to hold the sacred chalice of truth?


... unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man,
to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-13


We all play a part in building a better life for ourselves and
the family of man. To begin, one must come to the life of Christ,
and understand His love, and sacrifice. As fingerprints are exclusive
and unique, so too are the abilities given to each to find.


... not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants
of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, ... ~ Ephesians 6:6


It is the bottom of a heart that either finds itself in
God’s grace, or remains lost in the miseries of loss.


And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, ...
~ Colossians 3:23


A higher sense of truth is had by all who dedicate their works to the glory
of God. Inspiration rejoices when victory hears the music of His call. No
mountain can hinder the advance of a passionate soul. Do we choose or
reach out to do things for that higher glory of all that is greater, or are
we more limited in seeking narrowly focused selfish pursuits?


And having been perfected, He became the author
of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, ... ~ Hebrews 5:9


It is Jesus Christ that leads us to the gates of heaven,
and the door to eternity.


... no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind
of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning ... ~ Ephesians 4:14


All wounded spirits search for an eternal shore

  Children
        ⮡ Tossed to and fro ⮧ 
                     with every wind of doctrine  

 → By the trickery of men
             ⮡  In the cunning craftiness
                       ⮡  of deceitful plotting


God commands that we rise above the mundane to find the truth
no man can deliver; the heart emanations of each soul in His light.


This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of
a bishop, he desires a good work. ... ~ 1st Timothy 3:1-3


Ignorance has never delivered stability
  ● Temperate, gentle → self control  
  ● Sober-minded
  ● Not given to wine → addiction
  ● Of good behavior
  ● Hospitable
  ● Able to teach → knowledgeable
  ● Not violent
  ● Not quarrelsome
  ● Not greedy for money
  ● Not covetous → self-seeking

Desiring to do good work is a basic Christian principle, and what God
looks for in each of us. God wants us to be planted firmly in His word,
specifically, His actions for being. These qualities of nobleness are
essential if we are to have good leadership in any and all pursuits.


... take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with
pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. ~ 1st Timothy 3:4-6


When one believes to be better than others, understanding of why we
are has evaporated. The top of faith is found through a humble bottom.
Pride is the great condemning force where peace is stolen and His
nurturing sanctuary is absent. Obstinate pride disqualifies
one from being in the church of God.


For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,
but according to their own desires, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 4:3


To not apply the light of God’s own truth makes a church less than
what God intended it to be, His house of sanctuary of true worshippers.


... destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
From such withdraw yourself. Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
~ 1st Timothy 6:4-6


Stirring evil holds contempt for all others

  Men of corrupt minds
                  ⮡  Obsessed with disputes
                                            ⮡  Arguments

  ● Envy
  ● Strife                                Defensive
  ● Reviling                             Attitude
  ● Evil suspicions
  ● Useless wranglings
  ● Destitute of the truth
  ● Suppose godliness is a means of gain  


Those who craftily seek positions of authority, without doing the first
for called out noble works, are the most despicable of despicable. What
makes Christianity ineffective is men whose hypocritical qualities expose
duplicity. Works exclusively for the self miss their service to humanity.


... a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine,
not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, ...
~ Titus 1:7-9


A wasted life knows not the fruits of God

  Steward of God:

            Not self-willed
            Not quick-tempered, Not violent  
            Not greedy for money
            Not given to wine
    but …
            Hospitable, just, holy
            A lover of what is good
            Sober-minded, self-controlled
            Holding fast the faithful word



Christian qualities are well defined. Applying them is the challenge for all.

... teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
~ Titus 1:10-11


Many are just plainly dishonest, and purposely choose to be, to gain
unjust advantage. Liars hide in the shadows of their scheming.


Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he
who gathers by labor will increase. ~ Proverbs 13:11


Labor is well earned when reaping the seeds of peace. Honest labor
increases satisfaction, contentment, and peace of work when well done.
Dishonesty produces guilt, confusion, and anguish.


The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the
soul of the diligent shall be made rich. ~ Proverbs 13:4


For people that lack purpose, it can be a dreadful downward spiral.

These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts;
and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. ...
~ Jude 1:16-19


Desperation leads to opinions rooted in self

   Ungodly mockers in the last time:   

        ● Grumblers
        ● Complainers
        ● Walking in their own lusts
        ● Flattering people to gain advantage  
        ● Who cause divisions
        ● Not having the Spirit


How does God see those who plot only for their own benefit? Many kiss
rear ends holding a baseball bat behind their back. Without Godly fear
and regard for accountability, merciless souls ravage the land.


Yes, they are greedy dogs Which never have enough. ... ~ Isaiah 56:11

There are those that live to steal. Looters are akin to mad dogs looking
to gain at the expense of others; extreme selfish narcissism. There is
no unity where only division guides the greedy. Those who lack
understanding are rather driven by impulse.


"Woe to him who covets evil gain for his house, ..." ~ Habakkuk 2:9

Evil gain to obtain material riches has caused many wicked to prosper.
These are the drug dealers to professional assassins that have
plagued all ages. We should be familiar with scripture that asks,
what would a man exchange for his eternal soul; to gain the
world and lose life in God is the worst of all imaginable.


He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,
But he who hates bribes will live. ~ Proverbs 15:27


Greed is the cancer of peace where turmoil in dissatisfaction devours
the soul. Greed is often associated with dishonest gain, possibly cheating
and stealing could be involved. What is stolen may be either tangible
or non-tangible, or both. Wickedness has no definite path
as it randomly seeks out injustice.


For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion
and every evil thing are there. ~ James 3:16


Focusing exclusively on the self is a time bomb of inner turmoil.
When one cannot see beyond oneself, the magic of true
love and its’ accompanying pleasures go missed.


... serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly,
not for dishonest gain but eagerly; ... ~ 1st Peter 5:2-3


God wills that we achieve noble hearts in the light of His truth. He calls for
us to help one another, rather than cutting organs from the backs of those
we know. God wants us to be in His service, not seeing it as a burden, but
a blessing for the opportunities presented. Just a job, is not a passion.
God wants us to feed His flock, and not feast upon it.


"Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy
Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God ... ~ Acts 20:28


One cannot serve God if not carefully watchful.

Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince,
rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 4:2-3


God instructs us to endure through the studies of His word, especially
in the face of false doctrine promoted by charlatans. One must
be careful not to believe the lies promoted by man.


... will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But
you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 4:4-5


Those who practice deception do not
want to hear the truths God has put forth.


... Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out
for your souls, as those who must give account. ... ~ Hebrews 13:17


What many neglect to observe is that each of us is made to give account
for all that we are. When we go out of our way to cause grief in others,
it is wholly unprofitable for all involved. Turmoil acquired through
oppression is like a mountain that sinks into a whirlpool of troubles.
Don’t’ give grief to those who would help you.


"... serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials
which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews; ... ~ Acts 20:19-20


Everything we need, to understand God’s will, is given in His word.
All that is helpful has been disclosed.


... note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine
which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve
our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, ... ~ Romans 16:17-18


Unfortunately, many deceive the simple minded to gain
unjust advantage and steal what is meant to be holy.


"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore
be wise as serpents and harmless as doves." ~ Matthew 10:16


It is a dangerous world, and without keen understanding,
the ocean of life may submerge one in a perpetual sinful nature.


... Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. ~ 1st Peter 4:7-9

Compulsive complainers lack thankfulness for what is

   → The end of all things is at hand   

          ● Be serious
          ● Watchful in your prayers
          ● Fervent love for one another
          ● Be hospitable to one another
                      ⮡  Without grumbling



All are called to pray with love in heart without grumbling.

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as
good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ... ~ 1st Peter 4:10-11


The range of life’s expression has no end

Each one has received a gift
Of the manifold grace of God


As good stewards
Do it as with the ability
Which God supplies


That in all things God may be
    Glorified through Jesus Christ    
Whom belong the glory




Blessed, if one is able to put all those spoken by the holy word conflicts
away. What curses the good of the mind, and steals the peace of spirit,
is when we abandon God’s given truths. By pursuing understanding
and practicing His word, it is then that we can be;
freedom of purpose to achieve the joy of living.


The key to peace is always giving your best
Prisoners of the Lord find peace through endurance
Perfection is a measure in the fullness of Christ
Do all to the Lord heartily, and not to men
Avoid trickery, cunning, & deceitful plotting of men
Many religious leaders will seek dishonest gain
The soul of the diligent shall be made rich
Remember last time warnings given by the word
Greed, envy, and self-seeking only brings troubles
Lead eagerly, willingly, not by need / dishonest gain
Preach the word to convince, rebuke, and exhort
Avoid who pursue false doctrine serving themselves
Love; be watchful in all things without grumbling
Each needs to use the gifts God gives to the fullest

Belief in God has no value
without acting on His given truths.

Darkness perhaps is the greatest emptiness.


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7/5/2020 ~ Capital Crime

🚨
  CapitalCrimeAM.mp3 (35m 45s)


  CapitalCrime.pptx

Darkness has no word for true.
Upon blizzard’s frost evil has no conscience.

The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have
transgressed the laws, Changed the ordinance, ... ~ Isaiah 24:5


By turning from what God has instructed,
to protect us, we destroy ourselves.


... calamity on this people - The fruit of their thoughts, Because they have
not heeded My words Nor my law, but rejected it. ~ Jeremiah 6:19


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but multiplied among men,
it can become an endless endeavor. Anger is a prevalent emotion hard
to overcome. Forgiveness and understanding is void from many hearts.
A wagon load of corpses comes by this way. Words among men
can be the most inflammatory or the dearest of concern.


Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for
light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, ... ~ Isaiah 5:20


The fruits of deviancy from God’s will only leads to hell without hope.
No sinner holding an unrepentant heart will find pride before
His shadow of judgment. Exchanging truth for dishonor and
exalting man's will over God’s law is a certain abomination in His
sight. Unforgettable is the rainbow created by God to declare
His hope and love for our return from evil lusting pursuits.
The truth cannot be reversed though man claims it can.


These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans, ... ~ Proverbs 6:16-19


God has no ambiguity when it comes to good and bad. Pride involves
a better than you attitude; better than God? God certainly expresses
His displeasure with murderers, and the shedding of innocent blood.


The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and
the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. ~ Proverbs 8:13


The Lord has tightly disclosed His good truths
    The LORD hates:    
            ● Pride and arrogance
            ● The evil way
            ● The perverse mouth

Oppression is living under the shadow of arrogance.
The Lord has made clear those things against goodness.
If one sees, His hand is the light in our darkness.


Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law. ~ Proverbs 29:18


Laws were created to establish right from wrong.

... know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the law
is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:8-10


Freedom without godly regard is lawlessness
  Law is made for:
      ● The lawless and insubordinate
                                       ● The ungodly
                                       ● Sinners
      ● Unholy and profane
      ● Murderers of fathers and mothers  
      ● Manslayers
      ● Fornicators         ● liars
      ● Sodomites           ● perjurers
      ● Kidnappers
      ● Contrary to sound doctrine

Authority is a castle that chains man to be orderly.

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. ... ~ Romans 13:3-4

To live in peace, an agreement for common decency must be agreed
upon. As rules are broken, authority has the responsibility to return
order as quickly as possible. Exacting justice is not a quagmire of delays.
Make no mistake, God authorizes execution for those that break His
ordinances, and if not done by man, judgment day will enforce
His will for Goodness over evil’s influence.


Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore
the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. ~ Ecclesiastes 8:11


When justice fails evil flaunts its’ success
  Sentence against an evil work  
        ⮡  Not executed speedily
               ⮡  Sets hearts to do evil

Without enforcing laws expeditiously, societies invite an avalanche of evil.

Let grace be shown to the wicked, Yet he will not learn righteousness;
In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, ... ~ Isaiah 26:10


Grace has been shown to all. There are those who will never
take advantage of the goodness offered, in sharing together, where
selfishness reigns. By not purging society of the most heinous criminals,
the burden of their continuing care lessens the quality of life for all.


"... false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness
will abound, the love of many will grow cold. ..." ~ Matthew 24:11-13


Lawlessness is the curse of all.

"You shall not murder." ~ Exodus 20:13

"He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death."
~ Exodus 21:12


"'Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.'" ~ Leviticus 24:17

"... Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed;
For in the image of God He made man. ..." ~ Genesis 9:6


God commands capital punishment for murderers.

For if I am an offender, or have committed anything deserving of death,
I do not object to dying; ... ~ Acts 25:11


The Apostle Paul, through Holy Spirit’s inspiration,
agrees with capital punishment when appropriate.


"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." ~ Matthew 15:19


Purpose of heart is only unveiled in depths of truth
  Out of the heart proceed:  
                  ● Evil thoughts
                  ● Murders
                  ● Adulteries
                  ● Fornications
                  ● Thefts
                  ● False witness
                  ● Blasphemies

Conscience is crucial for the soul that wishes salvation.
Knowing what God wills for His creation and His plan can only be
discovered by diligent study and effort to adhere to what has been given.


... Jesus said, "'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You
shall not steal,' 'You shall not bear false witness,' ..." ~ Matthew 19:18


Words of wisdom are useless to impulsive desires
  Jesus said You shall not:  
            ● Murder
            ● Commit adultery
            ● Steal
            ● Bear false witness

Murder is what takes a soul away from the tree of life where God see all.

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that
no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. ... ~ 1st John 3:15-16


Love has been given never to be taken away

        Hate is a
       murderer
           No murderer
                                 has eternal life   


     Know love,
   He laid down
   His life for us




              Ought to lay down our
               lives for the brethren




Jesus laid His life down for all, and asks that we follow,
in caring for others, even when it is difficult.


... do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written,
"Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. ~ Romans 12:19


It is a challenge not to want revenge when one has been done wrong.
Jesus suffer under the lies and false accusations levied against Him.
God has promised those hindering the ascension
of souls will receive their just lonely end.


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1st John 1:9


Part of coming to the truth with God is confessing those things
we are most challenged with. Prayer is our portal to heaven.


Without following God’s Word civilizations fail
 ● Earth is defiled for the breaking of God’s Word
 ● Rejecting God’s law plunges people into calamity
 ● Evil reverses truth asserting lies as true
 ● God is clear on what He calls evil abominations
 ● Without truth, the people destroy themselves
 ● Rulers are a terror to those practicing evil
 ● By not enforcing laws rapidly only increases sin
 ● Fair hands of justice cannot change driven evil
 ● Hearts grow cold from abounding lawless lies
 ● God proclaims murderers shall be executed by man  
 ● The Apostle Paul condoned the death penalty
 ● Hateful hearts are murderous with no inheritance
 ● God will exact justice where man cannot

Villains have little conscience for God’s Word.

Darkness has no flavor but ice.


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8/2/2020 ~ Prepare to Meet Your Maker


  PrepareAM.mp3 (31m 35s)


  Prepare.pptx

Darkness such a hollow bottom.
Darkness renders a blank absence.

We seek to find our minds, hearts of faith, love in time.

And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD.
~ 2nd Chronicles 12:14


Many plot to steal things they do not earn, be it physical or mental.
To not prepare to meet God is actually an act of evil. Honest people
do not hide, and this is the litmus test. We all have deficiencies,
but to not seek the Lord is the greatest travesty.


"Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you,
Prepare to meet your God O Israel!" ~ Amos 4:12


Turning away from the pure principles of living, from God Himself, has
never led to positive results. Tragedy and widespread calamities more
often plague faithless people lacking hope for salvation in the midst of
turmoil. Preparing to meet God is something done inside the spirit of
a soul, and not found by one from outward manifestations of man.
When we lord over those things we materialistically idolize,
the spirit dies.


... those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; ... ~ Isaiah 40:31

Waiting on the Lord builds confidence in He is. There
is no disenchantment when love is so humbling.


Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret ... ~ Psalms 37:7

Rescuing peace comes by applying God’s wisdom
   ● Rest in the LORD
   ● Wait patiently for Him   
   ● Do not fret

Aspirations may vanish as the wicked roll on, but God’s promise
rises above all that is petty, and engages the spirit to see where
the soul has come from. Peace arrives to those who settle on why
He came to save each believer who responds to His truths.
Like a fan beneath our feet, the wicked devise lies
to submerge those who profess truth.


Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret - it only causes harm.
~ Psalms 37:8


... be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
~ James 1:21-22


Reality is judged in action, not just thought
 Be doers of the word
   |      ⮡  Lay aside all filthiness
   |           ⮡  Overflow of wickedness
   ↓
 Not hearers only
                       ⮡  Deceiving yourselves  

Remaining ready is key to preserving purpose
in His Kingdom of all that is forward.


"... The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who
arranged a marriage for his son, ..." ~ Matthew 22:1-3


An invitation has gone out to all sentient creatures
to return home for the feast God has prepared.


"... 'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; ..."
~ Matthew 22:4


Many will and have rejected the word of God to
come and pursue His ways of love and honesty.


"... seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But
when the king heard about it, he was furious. ..." ~ Matthew 22:5-7


Those who do not take God seriously now today
will eventually see Him in the most serious way.


"'... go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.' ..."
~ Matthew 22:8-10


God is not partial to who would want to come, as the
invitation extends to all, who are both good and bad.


"... 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?'
And he was speechless." ~ Matthew 22:11-12


Many think they deserve without any consideration to observe
His commands. The expectations of the entitled will be met with a
deafening and resounding condemnation to their shock of inaction.


"... cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
For many are called, but few are chosen." ~ Matthew 22:13-14


There will be no mercy for those intruding on the holy, when they
themselves have no holiness. If one believes they are the exalted
example, on display for others to emulate, how little they know.


This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
~ Ephesians 5:32


"Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb
has come, and His wife has made herself ready." ~ Revelation 19:7


People go where their hearts lead them
 GOD    →     Sent prophets
     |       ⭨                           |
     |     JESUS                    
     |          |   ↔ People (Jews) would not come
     |    Wedding                 ↓                   ↑
     |    prepared             Killed               |
     |                               prophets           |
     |                                                 Destroyed         Put on
     |                                                  unworthy        Christ's  
     ↳____________X______________⮥              attributes  
     ↓                                                                     ⭧
    Re-invited everyone good and bad    
                                                                                ↓
  Thrown out - sent to                   The one unprepared  
   the outer darkness  ←𑁋𑁋𑁋𑁋X𑁋𑁋𑁋𑁋⮠

Consider if one did nothing in response to the call of God.

"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took
their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom." ~ Matthew 25:1


The kingdom of God is meant for those with light in their hearts for God.

"... "Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. ..." ~ Matthew 25:2-4

Wisdom is to know what is coming and to pay
attention to this impending awaking at any moment.


"... a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming;
go out to meet him!'..." ~ Matthew 25:5-7


A point of no return is coming, and the trumpets will sound, as all arrive
before Him. No one can deny life is wearisome, but our choice to believe
in God defines our destiny. None of us can say we do not fall from time to
time. This does not change the fact that we can be prepared in seeking
Him, as “awake” should be a long term permanent goal.


"... "And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil,
for our lamps are going out.' ..." ~ Matthew 25:8-10


Last minute scrambling's will help little for those that have long neglected
what is best in us as living souls. Ask, what qualities does He expect, in
order to gain entrance? Honesty, endurance, and diligence toward His
Holy word. For salvation to be had, one must save one self first.


"... Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour
in which the Son of Man is coming." ~ Matthew 25:11-13


Too late, many will cry without hope, and there will be
gnashing of teeth for those missing the call to prepare.


Commitment resolves to unending conviction
          ⮣𑁋𑁋𑁋𑁋𑁋𑁋 Welcomed 𑁋𑁋𑁋𑁋𑁋↴     
          |                                                                          |
          |                                                                          |
          |          5 Waiting                                                |
          |   Prepared with oil                                          |
          |           Faithful                                                  |
          |        ⭧                   ⭦                                         ↓
  Ten Virgins                  Midnight call                Wedding
 (The people)                      to Come                  Assembly  
          |        ⭨                   ⭩                                        
          |              5 Waiting                                           |
          |   Unprepared without oil                              X
          |             Unfaithful                                           |
          |                                                                  Denied
          |                              Delayed                            
          ↳_____________Sidetracked____________⮥

All will know the truth of His coming before each,
those faithful, as well as those unfaithful.


"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom
of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. ..."
~ Matthew 7:21-23


Many miss that pride is an excluding factor, when considering
God’s call to come with a humble heart. Many who see themselves
above others will find God’s abandonment, just as they
abandoned others in exalting themselves.


"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?"
~ Luke 6:46


People that are impressed with themselves
generally do not see their own wickedness.


In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is no death.
~ Proverbs 12:28


What a glorious path eternity holds for all who are faithful. If we choose
life, we live for Christ. If we choose death, we live for ourselves
and no other. God is looking for community, not isolationists.


The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
He who keeps his way preserves his soul. ~ Proverbs 16:17


Observing His word is what Christians do, while the unfaithful
miss what heaven has yet to unfold as we become.


Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the
things we have heard, lest we drift away. ~ Hebrews 2:1


By either ignoring, forgetting, and or dismissing the word of God as
casual, will have dire consequences. The Bible is a book of instructions
to live a better life with oneself, others, and God. To not regard
it and the principles it maintains, is to condemn oneself.


Fatalities come to who cannot see the light
Evil occurs when God is not considered
God proclaims we prepare to meet Him
Waiting on the Lord increases personal strength
Do not fret as evil prospers in its’ wicked scheming
Trust in the Lord and do what He asks of us
God has invited all to come to His kingdom
Unprepared expecting souls will be thrown out
The warning to be prepared has gone forth
God’s call is to come before regret sees to late
Hypocrites say they believe but do not follow God
Living righteously leads to eternal life over death
Keeping away from evil preserves the soul in life
If one is not watchful one may drift away from truth

To truly come to oneself God is seen above all.

Darkness always comes too early and leaves too late.


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8/23/2020 ~ Be Strong in LORD

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  StrongAM1.mp3 (34m 38s)


  Strong.pptx

Darkness is trouble with no end.
Men of virtue make for a better world.


Bed sheet preaching came before PowerPoint.
Many homemade “poster sheets” enlightened
the stage of many gospel meetings.

Thankfully, Html web pages have allowed me to
recreate this Bed Sheet most effectively below with active links.


  Be Strong In Lord    Eph. 6:10  
Be Strong in Lord. Eph. 6:10
Be Strong, show thyself a man. 2 Ki. 2:2
Be Strong, Very courageous. Josh. 1:7
Be Strong, quit you like men. 1 Sam. 4:9
Watch ye, stand fast, quit you as men. 1 Cor. 16:13
Be strengthened in grace of Christ. 2 Tim. 2:1
Grow in grace and IC. 2 Pet. 3:18
God works through men. Phil. 2:13
Jehovah is my strength. Ex. 15:2; Ps. 27:1
Strength of Israel will not lie. 1 Sam. 15:29
He will give strength to His people. Ps. 29:11
God our refuge, strength, help in trouble. Ps. 46:1
He gives strength of our heart. Ps. 73:26
Blessed is man whose strength is God. Ps. 84:5
I am thy strength, shield, reward. Gen. 15:1
One with God, stranger ┄ 1000 without. Deut. 32:30; Josh. 23:10
Show himself strong for us. 2 Chr. 16:9
The Lord is my helper. Heb. 13:6
I can do all things through Him. Phil. 4:13
Our sufficiency in Him. 2 Cor. 3:5
In Him we live, move, have being. Ac. 17:28
No longer I, Christ lives in me. Gal 2:20
Ministering strength He supplies. 1 Pet. 4:11
Our Need of Strength. Jer. 10:23; Rom. 7:14-25
Without Him can do nothing. Jn. 15:5
Yet babes. 1 Cor. 3:1-3; Heb. 5:12-14
Born, grow unto salvation. 1 Pet. 2:2
Grow in self-defense. Eph. 4:14
When weak, then strong. 2 Cor. 12:9-10
When strong, then weak. Rev. 3:17-20; Peter,Mt.26:35-75
Hence no confidence in flesh. Phil. 3:3-9
Poor in spirit. Mt. 5:3-9 | Humble, Mt. 18:3
Broken, contrite heart x spirit. Ps. 34:18; Isa. 57:17
Strong only in Him ┄ Dependence. Eph. 6:10
Elements of strength. Heb. 11:34; 1 Jn. 5:4
Godliness --- exercise unto. 1 Tim. 4:7-8
Love. 1 Cor. 13:1-8; Eph. 3:17 Rooted in
Prayer, Eph. 6:18 Rooted in Truth. Eph. 4:14
Armor needed. Eph. 6:10-17
Graces. 2 Pet. 1:5-10; Gal. 5:22
Results; Victory, Salvation, Growth, Work.
God our Helper. Rom. 8:31; Phil. 2:13
Many examples of failures – weakness – These all last ~
Many strong; God used these for glory.
Their salvation, and others.
Watch, Pray, Study, work, grow, stand, be steadfast. 1 Cor. 15:58


Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
~ Ephesians 6:10


Comfort comes by knowing God is, Almighty God.

... "As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!" ...
~ 2nd Kings 2:2


Mature individuals are mutually loyal to those they know.
Problems arise when self interests and self-seeking people, with
hidden agendas, take advantage of those with generous hearts.
Those treacherous are not men of their word shamefully void of integrity.


"Only be strong and very courageous, that you may
observe to do according to all the law ... ~ Joshua 1:7


We are told to be strong and courageous. To achieve this,
one has to know one’s purpose, with clarity. Indecision
has plagued all burdened by uncertainty.


"Be strong and conduct yourselves like men, ..." ~ 1st Samuel 4:9

Do not quit the pursuit, for men to be men, where the strength to defend
what one believes endures. God commands men to be men and nothing
less. If one does not stand forward in belief, advancing shadows creep
upon the fears in cowardice. No matter who one is, the instructions
to fight for truth, justice, and honor, is the way to life.


Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. ~ 1st Corinthians 16:13

Watching is a sign of inner awareness.
Obscurity has always led to confusion without purpose.
God commands intelligence in knowing the faith given by His word.


You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
~ 2nd Timothy 2:1


Grace comes by what Christ did, so that we may believe unto salvation.

... but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. ~ 2nd Peter 3:18


Knowledge is key to growing in and practicing His truth.

... for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
~ Philippians 2:13


To find the truth of God, guides us into His favor and blessings.
We are called to be in His service. Does one work for self or God?
Do we pull weeds as good neighbors or neglect to bless
those whom we know not but are accountable to?


The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation;
He is my God, and I will praise Him; ... ~ Exodus 15:2


Our strength is found in the commitment we obtain in giving of ourselves.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD
is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? ~ Psalms 27:1


The LORD is the source of all that comes forth.
Most personal, He gives life to those He has created to live.


"And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor relent. For He
is not a man, that He should relent." ~ 1st Samuel 15:29


God is the strength of all who believe.

The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD
will bless His people with peace. ~ Psalms 29:11


Peace is a blessing God gives to those who see Him with
His patience for our return, as a mother waits to give birth.


... God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
~ Psalms 46:1


No one else can help like the instant prayer, to relieve a soul’s
miseries. Many feel like garbage inside from all the criticism and
rejections to the worthlessness of the mundane. Bodies with more stress
than purpose; Purpose is the juice that builds kingdoms and secures
the peace or turmoil of the current standing civilization.


My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength
of my heart and my portion forever. ~ Psalms 73:26


Things will not always go well with our lives. Situations present themselves
as time does, with broken parts, and failing health. To trust in the material
represents weakness, whereby strength is achieved through a steadfast
faith, when perceived above measure. When eternity is seen
as valuable, the temporary becomes less burdensome.


Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. ~ Psalms 84:5


When one’s destination is set on heaven, goals and or projects
more ably endure day to day, as they do have continuance. Instructions
of not worrying of tomorrow or yesterday lessen the panic
many experience without a higher purpose.


... "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield,
your exceedingly great reward." ~ Genesis 15:1


Trust in God brings the rewards of comfort, knowing He will.
Tragedies come and go, pleasures as well, but eternal Spirit remains
as a call to come, return to the wonder and presence of God’s
own creation. God does not fear as we turn away; sorrow
comes to Him for the loss of souls without Him.


How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had sold them, ... ~ Deuteronomy 32:30


God’s influence cannot be measured, and His promise
to protect the faithful occurs, even if we can not understand or
comprehend how He proceeds in accomplishing soul retrieval.
His power cannot be denied as implemented.


"One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God
is He who fights for you, as He promised you." ~ Joshua 23:10


At times, the odds do seem overwhelming. We know the battle
belongs to the Lord. The flesh may fail, but His eternal plan will unfold
as justice will prevail. One man’s faith can help save a multitude.


... throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf
of those whose heart is loyal to Him. ... ~ 2nd Chronicles 16:9


The LORD’s vision has no limit. His presence has had undeniable results,
mostly forgotten. Men who ignore Him pursue foolish acts of either
selfishness or violence, and we have all fallen to these regretful acts.
The fact is, He has created intercessory acts to protect all, and
especially the faithful through providence. Truth is easily
remembered while lies are at best obscure.
All take God for granted.


So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper;
I will not fear. What can man do to me?" ~ Hebrews 13:6


Our faith is larger than the world in all that it is.
To pursue God is to find eternity.


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~ Philippians 4:13

Faith is what moves all that is ahead.

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from
ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:5


The ego inflates to where pride destroys loving empathy for others.
Pride can be a symptom of hostile desperation, and loss to a deeper
insecurity. Closeness to God delivers our sufficiency to be brave.


"... for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your
own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' " ~ Acts 17:28


The reason we have life is because He loves us.

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in
me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself for me. ~ Galatians 2:20


Bowing to the truth of God, through Christ, delivers us into
His glorious kingdom that lifts all above our hopes. To truly know of
His love, it is barely speakable for His awesome marvels.


... If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that
in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, ... ~ 1st Peter 4:11


In word and action, trouble arrives when we disregard His wisdom,
either in denial or forgetfulness. Human pursuits often disregard
what is most precious and tender. When one does
not forget God, a better soul is derived.


Blessed are all who hear His word
Be strong in the LORD and His power
Stand by one another through thick and thin
It takes courage to stand by the faith given by God
God calls us to fight for the principles of truth
Grow in His grace and knowledge of Christ
Strength through God is impervious to man
Deepest peace comes by unyielding belief
God is here now to help in all our troubles
God is a shield to those who believe
No number can defeat the single truth of God
God helps us where mankind never will or can
It is God that gives us, not that we give ourselves
Christ lives in us when we submit to His will

God seems to come from nowhere, but everywhere.

Part 2

  StrongAM2.mp3 (39m 37s)


O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not
in man who walks to direct his own steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23


Only God has the clarity of all that is happening. It is surely
unfortunate across the ocean of time where man has killed his
brother, sister, mother and father, in fits of anger, absent of a godly
life. Consulting God is a matter of trust in His ultimate care.


... For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. ...
~ Romans 7:14-17


All schemers shall be found out, and if one’s efforts are merely to
gain advantage, at the cost of undermining others, self-evaluation and
repentance is required. For one not to regret the sin that is in us, is to
deny the purpose God looks for, souls that care for one another.


... Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who
do it, but sin that dwells in me. ... ~ Romans 7:18-21


To build a good life one has to crawl out of the lingering sins, or rise from
the guilt of those things done against others. It is to divide the selfish from
the generous, doing over taking, nobly upright verses habitually greedy.


... O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
I thank God -- through Jesus Christ our Lord! ... ~ Romans 7:22-25


In life one decides between spirit and flesh
I thank God
Through Jesus Christ our Lord

↑                 
  With the mind serve the law of God  
  With the flesh the law of sin               
↓                 

Charades have no cover in the light of truth. If security is a desire,
games have to be put away for the genuine to shine. True strength is
stolen if one chooses to run as a rat devouring at will. One has to maintain
a call to God for deliverance. In the flesh, we are not free of the flesh, and
our closest approach to God is through the mind of spirit. It is a test of
desires, and thankfulness over unthankfulness; hopeful verses hopeless.
It is the mind that controls the spirit.


"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him,
bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing." ~ John 15:5


When one cleaves to God the fruit of truth is made available.

... as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food;
for until now you were not able to receive it, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 3:1-3


Spiritual maturity involves wisdom upon truth
Not as to spiritual people
X
  But carnal as to babes in Christ  
|

Envy, strife, and divisions
⭨                  ⭩
Mere men

Innocent hearts are open to love. When the flesh overrides
the mind of spirit, envy and strife plague the whole. Babes in Christ
have carnal minds, yet to put on the maturity, of true spiritual behaviors.
Do we choose to be mere men or something more?


... everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of
righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are
of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses
exercised to discern both good and evil. ~ Hebrews 5:12-14


His truths are what brings a spirit to full age
  Word of righteousness
Principles of the oracles of God
⭨     ↓     ⭩
                      ⮣  Senses exercised by reason  
teachers = those who are of full age        
                 ⮡  Discern both good and evil

  Unskilled = babe needs taught again        

Many may speak the word of God, but in actions they do not do
what they have heard. For God to be worshiped in spirit and truth
one must attend to the details, for if a man forgets how to
tie his shoe, how can he walk effectively?


... as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word,
that you may grow thereby, ... ~ 1st Peter 2:2


By what we seek is how we grow. Each has to start on
the path to acquiring the knowledge of good and evil, and then
distinguishing between the two. It is a battle we all must face.


... that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried
about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the
cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, ... ~ Ephesians 4:14


Deception hinges on every corner of man

  Children
        ⮡ Tossed to and fro ⮧ 
                     with every wind of doctrine  

 → By the trickery of men
             ⮡  In the cunning craftiness
                       ⮡  of deceitful plotting


Monsters can hide behind sheets of kind, yet hollow words.
Merciless greed too often destroys true churches, and or relationships,
and changes the holiness of sanctuary into self-serving cash cows for
the elite. A serious question for any serious God fearing church is,
is the intent to serve God or man? If it is merely for
the glory of money, it is not to the glory of God.


... in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for
Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. ~ 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10


It is when times are challenged that deep wells of faith surface,
for those of faith. Desire’s direction has much to say about whether
one falls into anger or remorse. Reflections of thought rarely come
to the simple minded who more often respond to impulse.


... I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich;
and white garments, that you may be clothed, ... ~ Revelation 3:17-18


Banking on the material inevitably fails for each of us.
Sealed in eternity is the light that comes from within our hearts,
where God wants to hold us in His love of life. Arrogance leaves one
cold where the humble will find warmth. Claims are made the Bible
is science fiction, and this a matter of belief, to be or not to be.
Isolated or joined, the eternal choice each is called to make.


... "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore
be zealous and repent. ..." ~ Revelation 3:19-20


To see Jesus one hears God.

Peter said to Him, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!"
And so said all the disciples. ~ Matthew 26:35


Many have the intent to remain loyal through thick and thin.
All eventually come to one’s knees, in the face of truth and human failures.
With a final bow before Him, we will be seen for who we are.


... "Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?"
But Jesus kept silent. ... ~ Matthew 26:62-64


Most believe Christ was at least a prophet of God. As such, prophets do
not lie in the delivery of the word given to them by God Himself, where
earth is a distant remnant in view of God’s omnipotence. Jesus swore by
oath that He was the Son of God, the Christ sent forth so all could know
personal divinity without human interference. Other religions that accept
Jesus, as at least a prophet, but then disregard His words of His own
divinity, are not true religions, but social concoctions of man to
manipulate and control by confusion and subversion.


... worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus,
and have no confidence in the flesh, ... ~ Philippians 3:3-4


To truly be holy one must put off the flesh and embrace the spirit.
Most will be unable to do this, mired in the quagmire
of living for fleshly impulsiveness.


... But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.
~ Philippians 3:5-7


Confidence in the flesh reduces to arrogance. The proud
have caused the bulk of misery, all saints have encountered.


... count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge
of Christ Jesus my Lord, ... ~ Philippians 3:8-9


To live the dream destiny must become belief

   → Excellence of the knowledge
              ⮡  of Christ Jesus my Lord
                         ⮡  that I may gain Christ

  ☆ Found in Him
           ⮡  Not having my own righteousness  
                                            ↓
                  But that which is through faith
                                     in Christ               ↕
             Righteousness which is from God


To see through the spirit brings emancipation to the flesh.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ..."
~ Matthew 5:3-9


Qualities to seek after are made clear

  Poor in spirit → Kingdom of heaven
  Who mourn → Comforted
  The meek → Inherit the earth
  Who hunger for righteousness → Filled  
  The merciful → Obtain mercy
  The pure in heart → Shall see God
  Peacemakers → Called sons of God


  Humility
  Repent
  Gentleness  
  Peace
  Love
  Wisdom
  Godly


Poor in spirit is to hold remorse for all earthly evils and dominations by the
arrogant oppressors who steal truth and promote lies in their deceptions.
The sermon on the mount gave us all the truth of humanity.


The greatest of achievements is in knowing
Man needs God to direct his walk in life
Sin is what dwells in our fleshly lusts, against spirit
The mind has the power of self-control to do good
The faithful inward man serves God battling sin
Without abiding in Christ we are powerless in life
Envy, strife, and divisions remain among mere men
It is not wise to be unskilled in God’s word
Avoid crafty and deceitful with foreign doctrines
In weakness the depth of strength is found
Arrogance blinds the heart from seeing His truths
The best of intentions often fall short
To be in Christ rises past the simple flesh
Jesus speaks of blessings now and to come

Souls of spirit have higher values.

Part 3

  StrongAM3.mp3 (29m 36s)


"... unless you are converted and become as little children, you
will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." ~ Matthew 18:3


To regain what was lost, one has to turn back to the Lord. The change
occurs when one accepts His light of creation, and not just your own.


The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit. ~ Psalms 34:18


When one chooses to believe in God, God renders multiple benefits.
No maybe’s for a faith of assurance, where reliance brings feelings of
satisfaction and peace in knowing He cares. In a world of violence and
mistrust, He alone has the power above all to deliver saving grace, and
in view of such human hostilities. What is gained cannot be paid for,
only submitted to. To lift from all that is down, trust in Him,
is the sole cause souls are able to rise to see eternity.


... I was angry and struck him; I hid and was angry, And he
went on backsliding in the way of his heart. ~ Isaiah 57:17


Anger is a source of regret which bring an honest soul low. Violence
steals whatever peace that could be had, and destroys relationships.
Anger generally causes one to hide in isolation from others.


Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
~ Ephesians 6:10


To be strong in the LORD is to trust He will do,
in His time, to bring freedom and harmony to the faithful.


... out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle,
turned to flight the armies of the aliens. ~ Hebrews 11:34


God desires that we be courageous in our faith.

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the
victory that has overcome the world - our faith. ~ 1st John 5:4


Faith is so powerful where the sky has no top.

... exercise yourself toward godliness. ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:7-8

Gossip and fables do little for the kindness of a heart.
Godliness is the epitome of a soul. And if eternity starts
now as it is, when do we decide to partake?


... I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing. ~ 1st Corinthians 13:1-2


Without love life has no luster

  ● Speak with tongues of angels
  ● Have the gift of prophecy
  ● Understand all mysteries
                                 ⮡  And all knowledge  
  ● Have all faith

  ∴ But have not love
                               ⮡  I am nothing


Faith without love has no value.
Faith alone will not save one as internal reflection has very little to do with
outward expressions of sacrifice and unconditional devotion for others.


... Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade
itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own,
is not provoked, thinks no evil; ~ 1st Corinthians 13:3-5


Love is the deepest a soul can know
    Love:
             ● Suffers long and is kind     
             ● Does not envy
             ● Does not parade itself
             ● Is not puffed up
             ● Does not behave rudely
             ● Does not seek its own
             ● Is not provoked
             ● Thinks no evil

Love is pure in its composure as all reach out to grasp it.
A symphony can only be heard when one is present.


... does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 13:6-8


Truth in love has no greater value.

... that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you,
being rooted and grounded in love, ... ~ Ephesians 3:17


In coming to Christ the love of God is revealed.

... praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful
to this end with all perseverance and suplication ... ~ Ephesians 6:18


To be in God there is no avoidance.

... that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro
and carried about with every wind of doctrine, ... ~ Ephesians 4:14


Ocean’s toss and turn, but without the confidence and assurance
God commands, that storm will devour a faithless soul.


... Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil. ... ~ Ephesians 6:10-12


No one can deny we all need to be assisted with better,
nobler hearts. We all fall short.


... breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the
preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith ...
~ Ephesians 6:13-17


Spiritual defense comes to those who seek it

  Stand in the whole armor of God:

      → Gird your waist with truth
      → Put on the breastplate of righteousness  
      → Prepare feet with the gospel of peace

  ● Above all:
      → The shield of faith               Trust
      → The helmet of salvation      Deliverance
      → The sword of the Spirit
                     ⮡  The word of God   Knowledge


Much needs to be done to shine in His light as godly creatures.
Goals reach out to the future where hope fulfills what
will be certain; that which is to come.


... giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to
knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance
godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
~ 2nd Peter 1:5-7


Many aspects in life work along simultaneously
Giving all Diligence:

  Perseverance

                    
 
                Godliness       Self
   Control
 
Brotherly
Kindness
+  
    Knowledge
 
  Love   Virtue
   
   Faith

 

If only we could all understand the deep care and concern He has
for our uplifting of Spirit. God is a wave upon man when the fire of truth
is desired above the lies of man’s manipulations, and the tyrants
that would oppress us. To always live to diligently improve
in all facets of goodness wholly benefits


For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor
unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:8-10


The qualities the Bible expresses for our lives are for the best possible
existence, and are given so we can know right from wrong. When we
neglect to share this holy knowledge or abandon our children to the
confusion of sinful natures, hopelessness rather than hope becomes us.
Apathy and anarchy inevitably ensue.


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, ... ~ Galatians 5:22


Fruits of truth abound in His word,
as to our true nature of living to the fullest.


What then shall we say to these things? If God is
for us, who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31


With God all things are possible, and more importantly, endurable.
Seeking God is what brings more than all could desire; immeasurable life.


... for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
~ Philippians 2:13


To not see God working through us is to live a life of isolation,
with little hope of eternal blessings, and all the wonders to behold.


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
~ 1st Corinthians 15:58


Always is a word that commands commitment.

Time reveals challenges for all to overcome
Without humble hearts heaven is out of reach
God is near to those with broken contrite hearts
We need to depend on the Lord’s strength & power
Our strength comes by confidence in our faith
Godliness focuses on life rejecting hearsay & fables
Love is the key component of all that is good
Prayer is to be a constant meditation of Spirit
Truth should take priority over deceptions of man
Our armor: truth, righteousness & gospel of peace
Virtue/knowledge/control/patience/kindness … love
Fruits of Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, faith
God works through us to increase His will
Be steadfast abounding in the work of God

Diligent hearts rise to know His truth.

Darkness misses what it had in the light.


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9/27/2020 ~ Preach the Word

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  PreachAM.mp3 (42m 10s)


  Preach.pptx

Darkness sings of what it cannot hear.
All answers come by the words we know.

Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
~ 1st Timothy 4:13


Conditions of wealth are relative. Does one seek
inner or outer satisfactions for the soul to digest?


Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince,
rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. ~ 2nd Timothy 4:2


If we can’t see wisdom, evils will destroy us
  Preach the word! Be ready in  
    season and out of season.


                 → Convince
                 → Rebuke
                 → Exhort
                      ⭩    ⭨
  Longsuffering   Teaching

Instructions are clear. Without the Word of God we
are crippled in attempting to become better as a whole.


Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority.
Let no one despise you. ~ Titus 2:15


The sword of truth cuts between love and correction.

And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who
was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. ~ Acts 10:42


The Word announces Jesus will judge all, at the appointed time,
of both living and dead as this age comes to an end.


Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all,
that the rest also may fear. ~ 1st Timothy 5:20


Courage is always lacking in confronting sin.
Heinous acts of injustice should not be excused or rewarded,
but terminated for the better of the whole. To maintain growing
evil violators only defeats all that could be greater among us.


... rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed
to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn ... ~ Titus 1:13-14


Correction is a guide to the truth. To never overcome fantasies, built
on the sands of desire, causes one to neglect to see the truth of faith.


Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you,
rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. ~ Luke 17:3


Many will never apologize expecting that everyone else should.
An unapologetic heart is the demise of all who encounter it.


'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke
your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.' ~ Leviticus 19:17


Love is the pinnacle of human advancement
to the spiritual realm, of joy, peace and harmony.


"... warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way,
he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul." ~ Ezekiel 33:9


Each has responsibility to uphold the truth's justice
  Warn the wicked to turn
       |                ⭨
       |                 Does not turn
       |                       ⭨
       |                         Shall die
       |
      ↓
   You have delivered your soul  

There is no looking back if forward is not seen.

Rebuke is more effective for a wise man Than a hundred blows on a fool.
~ Proverbs 17:10


Wisdom is the principle thing, and if we abandon
the truth of this, our children are already destroyed.


It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise Than for
a man to hear the song of fools. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:5


Without strong characteristics of moral obligations,
the fan of delusions take over.


Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you. ~ Proverbs 1:23


God’s own Spirit calls for us to return to His upright nature of
harmony between souls. The instructions to regain sense is
found in His divine Word, delivered once for all to know, not
to be adjusted, added to, or deleted when inconvenient.


"And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin,
and of righteousness, and of judgment:" ~ John 16:8


The onslaught of His judgment will bare all truth
  Convict the World of:  
         ● Sin                      → Evil
         ● Righteousness → Goodness  
         ● Judgment          → Decision

Judgment is as certain as the death of the flesh.

... "Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden
your hearts as in the rebellion." ~ Hebrews 3:12-15


Dismissing responsibility puts hate as the misery
  Beware:
     ⮡  of an evil heart of unbelief
           ⮡  in departing from the living God

 ↑ But exhort one another daily
                         ↓
        Lest you be hardened
            ⮡  through the deceitfulness of sin  

Partakers of Christ
Hold confidence steadfast to the end
Hear His voice Today

The horizon has always come with warnings. Without knowledge
of His ways to guide us, snare lines surround the borders.


... love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,
as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, ... ~ Hebrews 10:24-25


Only fantastic is the result of unity among men
 Consider one another
     ⮡  to stir up love and good works  
                             ↓
         Not forsaking assembling
                  ⮡  of ourselves together
                                 ↕
                But exhorting one another

No one can do what must be done by the one who is you.

... that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge,
able also to admonish one another. ~ Romans 15:14


Caring is only good when knowledge’s truth rules

  ① Full of goodness
  ② Filled with all knowledge


  Able also to admonish one another  


Goodness and knowledge are prerequisites to being
able to correct ourselves and those we care for.


... strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the
faith, and saying, "We must through many tribulations ..." ~ Acts 14:22


The climb through life has never been easy for any of us. It is a quest to obtain peace of heart and love of mind. Many fall to the quandaries of self criticism and disgust of living.

... the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
For whom the LORD loves He chastens, ... ~ Hebrews 12:5-6


Only humble hearts filled with the desire of becoming wiser have the ability to lift their souls.

If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; ...
~ Hebrews 12:7-8


Bumps and cliffs will appear on the path to enlightenment. No one achieves a plateau without a great deal of climbing.

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done
the will of God, you may receive the promise: ... ~ Hebrews 10:36


It is important for all to realize doing is part of the larger picture. To get it done, is for those that do. In a society that relinquishes its’ excellence, and caters to burdens of despair, filtered down from disgruntled leaders, produces challenges for all who endure under the affiliations, either real of imagined. Tyrannies of man stir unrest. Convolution has no foundation.

And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
~ Hebrews 6:15


If we wait at the dock of life the reward will come.

...of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
~ Galatians 5:22-23


Opposites do not attract between truth and lies

  Fruit of the Spirit is:   Spoils:

         ● Love                           X Contempt
         ● Joy                             X Unhappy
         ● Peace                         X Turmoil
         ● Longsuffering           X Impatience  
         ● Kindness                   X Meanness
         ● Goodness                  X Evil
         ● Faithfulness              X Unbelief
         ● Gentleness                X Harshness
         ● Self-control                X Impulsive

        → Freedom              Bondage


The Bible is clear on those qualities God looks for in a soul. If it is one’s goal to get caught up in to eternal life, attention to His desires must take precedence.

... in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore,
as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, ... ~ Galatians 6:9-10


No fish to fry leaves the pan empty. To fill the self with His food is to become nourished in the truth.

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but
is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:9


For the person expecting everyone to apologize, this is not the call of God. Even though the Lord cannot be visibly seen in His entirety, one must see Him near to have any useful effect.

... be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and
consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation ~ 2nd Peter 3:14-15


Only Jesus can save us from judgment that all deserve.

Paying attention does not come by the lazy
Convince, rebuke, exhort / longsuffering & teaching
Jesus will judge the living and the dead
Forgiveness is part of faith for those receptive
One must warn those sinning to be free of the same
Rebukes build the strength of the wise
He will convict sinners in righteousness & judgment
Confident steadfastness in faith wins the prize
It is good as we are able to correct one another
Endurance will involve many afflictions on His path
The Lord chastens all in order to refine character
Those patient in the faith receive the promise
Lose not heart doing good especially for the faithful
Pray God finds us at peace hoping in His salvation

The wind cannot change the direction
God calls us to go.

Darkness believes it is the brightest thing going.


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10/4/2020 ~ The Walk

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  TheWalkAM.mp3 (38m 09s)


  TheWalk.pptx

Darkness has no harmony of motion.
The time of harvest is here to share among one another.

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners, ... ~ Psalms 1:1-2


Each road has a fork with choices to be made
      Meditates in
        the LORD
           ⬈
  Blessed
                      Not with:
                                     ● Ungodly counsel  
                                     ● Path of sinners
                                     ● The scornful

Bittersweet experience touch us all. Crying beats on each genuine heart.
For us to remain strong in His truths, character must turn the page
on rage, for others as well as self. To the unaided and
uneducated souls, humble desires of release to His
love comes by diligent study of His Holy Word.


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me; ... ~ Psalms 23:4


As we are born to die, it is a lesson in trouble and how and what we
choose to depend on. Friends or God? It is a hard walk. The mettle of
a soul is declared by the fearful fires one has endured in a spectrum of
experiences, unique to all; and still able to stand with integrity of heart.
Plain truth is not always palatable, but as a people our noble character
is waning while hope stings all songs. The best taste comes by
dear old friends still willing to share life. May the bonds we
seek inspire a genuine touch in an insincere world.


Uphold my steps in Your paths, That my footsteps may not slip.
~ Psalms 17:5


Sunshine is His message of warmth in a cold distant existence.

O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not
in man who walks to direct his own steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23


No one can say the next step will be sure or not with so many clamorous
variables. Wrong or right is presented and the masks we wear bear out
in honesty or not, loving or despising, maturely adjusting or remaining
desperately insecure. Strength is only found, by all hearts,
in extending trust to our timeless one Almighty God.


... They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:31


Eagles have always expressed power of flight with sharp wisdom in all
situations. In each step, we need more than less, as time ramps her
avalanche upon our lives, vision is what clears the way.


... to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8

Simple truths remain whole for all the children of the earth,
no matter where or who. Honesty, compassion,
soft respectful hearts define the noble.


This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. ... ~ 2nd John 1:6

Disposable relationships and the human garbage disposal system
lends to cold bitter shallow hearts. Shelter is found in our commitments,
not just to God in our loneliness, but joining with others, even just one,
with permanence beyond measure. Love has no boundary with
the depth of forever. Without love no well can be seen.
Love is commitment to a cause.


For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which
God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10


Good works are so often dismissed by the callous. To achieve sure
satisfied hearts, it only occurs when the best we offer is in everything we
do. Quiet sleep comes to those who hold no regrets after giving it all.


And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, ...
~ Ephesians 5:2


Christ showed us the road to paradise in giving all for the benefit of all.
That ‘I’ inside each of us, the 'ID' must learn to give
if love is to be had in its’ fullest glory.


... Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness,
righteousness, and truth), finding what is acceptable to the Lord.
~ Ephesians 5:8-10


Hearts in His light bring forth true dedication
  Spirit fruit:
                          ● In all goodness  
                          ● Righteousness
                          ● Truth
                          ● Finding what
                             is acceptable
                             to the Lord

That epiphany that turns a heart from darkness to
the light comes when one believes upon hearing the word.
Seeking God is an unending task that shines unto eternity.


... walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming
the time, because the days are evil. ~ Ephesians 5:14-16


Awareness rests on smiles found on deepening understandings.
Jewels of knowledge that cannot be stolen possess
treasure immeasurable in extent.


Walk with wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
~ Colossians 4:5


Time is the friend of no man. Timelessness is the offering of God.

... If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. ~ Galatians 5:24-25

In the challenges of living where there is decay, to find what remains
fresh, without disguise, it is rendered by the sincerity of His eternal truth.
Tides come and go but His wave rests on the calm.


He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
~ 1st John 2:6


Hypocrites, as lawyers, are more a penny a dozen. Victory is
found in integrity without excuse. Just as Jesus walked with honesty,
compassion, and respect for lives of others, so too should we.


For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving
us an example, that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21


As unpleasant as it is, good rises from the depths of
our sufferings, when dealt in our cares for one another.


If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness,
we lie and do not practice the truth. ... ~ 1st John 1:6-7


The sacrifice of Christ delivers us from ourselves
when we join Him and His walk to heaven.`


As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, ... ~ Colossians 2:6-8


Believing trusting thankful hearts can be innocently deceived by all the
regretful countless schemers that swirl in the shark tank called earth.


Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness,
not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. ~ Romans 13:13


Love of God lessens the tortures of living
  Not in:
              ● revelry - partying
              ● drunkenness
              ● lewdness - filthiness  
              ● lust
              ● strife - fighting
              ● envy

One feels light in love when accountabilities height is rendered to God.
Submission is sacrifice well pleasing in His sight.


... Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk,
as you have us for a pattern. ... ~ Philippians 3:16-18


Experience from personal examinations, as well as those
fortunate enough to witness guiding mentors, lift us closer to
being and becoming the mentor we seek. Faithful help
comes by those who have also been helped.


Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who
follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12


Jesus is the starting and finish line.

... just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life. ~ Romans 6:4


To open the eternal door one must follow what He has given to know.

For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:7

Our faith is found in every sure heart knowing our
Father’s intent to redeem all souls in His womb of love.


To try is to hope for better togetherness in love
 ● Blessed when we walk godly, not with sinners
 ● As we all walk to deaths gate, He holds us
 ● To honestly love and walk humbly pleases God
 ● To truly love God one walks uprightly in His will
 ● He created goodness to walk in all over His creation  
 ● Walking in His light seeks what is acceptable to Him
 ● Reflectively walk learning while building wisdom
 ● To walk in the Spirit is to put off the flesh
 ● Christ is our example in what He endured
 ● Walking in His light gains fellowship with others
 ● Walk in principles of Christ over traditions of men
 ● In Him we should walk in the newness of life
 ● For we walk by faith, not by sight

To walk in His light lifts us to His love.

Darkness knows itself by the light it has not.


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10/25/2020 ~ Presidential Quotes 32


  PresidentialQuotesAM32.mp3 (37m 15s)

  PresidentialQuotesAboutGod32.pptx

Darkness holds flightless arrows.
The key to feeling is knowing ignorance.

40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

“Since I came to the White House, I got two hearing aids,
a colon operation, skin cancer, a prostate operation, and I was shot.
The damn thing is, I've never felt better in my life.”

Wisdom is with aged men, And with length of days, understanding.
~ Job 12:12


The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, If it is found
in the way of righteousness. ~ Proverbs 16:31


... if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only
labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. ~ Psalms 90:10


“You know, by the time you reach my age, you've made plenty of
mistakes if you've lived your life properly. So you learn. You put things
in perspective. You pull your energies together. You change. You go
forward. My fellow Americans, I have a great deal that I want to
accomplish with you and for you over the next two years.
And, the Lord willing, that's exactly what I intend to do.”

... forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward
to those things which are ahead, ... ~ Philippians 3:13-14


No hold like heaven's light
                       God in Christ Jesus  
                          ↑
               Prize of the upward call
                       ⭧
            Toward the goal
                ⭧
     Reaching forward ahead
         ⭧
  Forgetting those things behind

“I believe with all my heart that standing up for America
means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land.”

“America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that
we are One Nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

“Our National Motto - 'In God We Trust' - was not chosen lightly.
It reflects a basic recognition that there is a divine authority
in the universe to which this nation owes homage.”

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways
acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6


“We believe faith and freedom must be our guiding stars,
for they show us truth, they make us brave, give us hope,
and leave us wiser than we were.”

Universal Truths never alter
   Faith and Freedom:
                          → Show us truth
                          → Make us brave
                          → Give us hope
                          → Leave us wiser   

“The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs
or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a
spiritual one; at the root, it is a test of moral will and faith.”

“Of the many influences that have shaped the United States
into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to
be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.”

“Within the covers of the Bible are the
answers for all the problems men face.”

“Indeed, it is an indisputable fact that all the complex
and horrendous questions confronting us at home and worldwide
have their answer in that single book [the Bible].”

“The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, refresh our souls.”

In the darkness the dance of light calls come home
          Order our
            minds

          The Bible          

                                        Touch
   Refresh                    our hearts  
  our souls

“Inside the Bible’s pages lie all the answers to all the problems man
has ever known. It is my firm belief that the enduring values presented
in its pages have a great meaning for each of us and for our nation.
The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, and refresh our souls.
I hope Americans will read and study the Bible.”

“Either [Jesus] was what he said he was or he was the world's greatest
liar. It is impossible for me to believe a liar or charlatan could have had the
effect on mankind that he has had for 2000 years. We could ask, would
even the greatest of liars carry his lie through the crucifixion, when a
simple confession would have saved him? ... Did he allow us the choice...
to believe in his teaching but reject his statements about his own identity?”

... If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of
all men the most pitiable. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:17-19


“Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted
to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve,
and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner,
to ask him if he believes there's a cook.”

“God's miracles are to be found in nature itself; the wind and waves,
the wood that becomes a tree - all of these are explained biologically,
but behind them is the hand of God.”

“Hope remains the highest reality, the age-old power.”

... who according to His abundant mercy has beggotten us again to a living
hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ ... ~ 1st Peter 1:3-5


No wind can move the truth from its' pillar
  To be revealed in the last time
         ⮡  Through faith for salvation
                ● Kept by the power of God
                ● Reserved in heaven for you ⮢ 
    Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ  

An inheritance that does not fade
To a living hope

Begotten us again
According to His abundant mercy

“Our liberty springs from and depends upon an abiding faith in God.”

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ
does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ
has both the Father and the Son. ~ 2nd John 1:9


America was founded by people who believe that God was their rock of
safety. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our
side, but I think it's all right to keep asking if we're on His side.”

“There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and
when you begin to build your life on that rock, with the cement of
the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start.”

He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who
perverts his ways will become known. ~ Proverbs10:9


“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest
things, He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

In troubled times He is the rock all should seek
Each of us can accomplish more than we are able
Standing up for God magnifies the blessings
God is more important to us than can be calculated
One can not achieve a greater wisdom without Him
Wars and weapons will never resolve peace of heart
The Bible includes solutions to all man’s difficulties
Those missing the teachings of the Bible loose much  
Jesus came to expose truth for all to know God
Atheists can never shine upon infinite truth
Voiced in nature is undeniable presence of God
Freedom is inspired from God’s desire for us
God’s rock only comes to those faithful in Him
Those who lead inspire others to be greater

Many scream of getting older yet birth is ahead

“Our nation will prosper or decline in direct proportion to our selection of
leaders who are guided by the Holy Spirit. If we fail to select Godly
leaders our destiny will surely be as that of the Roman Empire.”

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But
when a wicked man rules, the people groan. ~ Proverbs 29:2


“We are never defeated unless we give up on God.”

“We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson,
for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs.
And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our
pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no
worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are,
and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe,
all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are
free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.”

“To those who cite the first amendment as reason for excluding God
from more and more of our institutions and everyday life, may I just say:
The first amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the
people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect
religious values from government tyranny. . . . But now we're told our
children have no right to pray in school. Nonsense. The pendulum has
swung too far toward intolerance against genuine religious freedom.
It is time to redress the balance.”

Looking at the truth saves souls while man lies

The first amendment of the Constitution
 Written to protect the people of this country 

      To protect
religious
values
→    From    → Government
tyranny
     
 

... not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully,
but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God. ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:2-4


“I know that it is often difficult to stand up for one's beliefs when
they are being harshly challenged. But as one who has seen many
challenges over a long lifetime, I can assure you that personal faith
and conviction are strengthened, not weakened, in adversity.”

“The constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying;
its declared purpose was to protect their freedom to pray.”

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; ...
~ Colossians 4:2


“When our Founding Fathers passed the First Amendment,
they sought to protect churches from government interference.
They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between
government and the concept of religious belief itself.”

“There is a fundamental difference between separation of church
and state and denying the spiritual heritage of this country.
Inscribed on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. are
Jefferson's words, 'The God Who gave us life gave us liberty --
can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed
a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?'”

“I believe that the most essential element of our defense of freedom
is our insistence on speaking out for the cause of religious liberty.”

“The frustrating thing is that those who are attacking religion claim they
are doing it in the name of tolerance, freedom and open-mindedness.
Question: Isn't the real truth that they are intolerant of religion?
They refuse to tolerate its importance in our lives.”

“Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of
the conscience... without God, there is a coarsening of the society;
without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.”

“Politics and morality are inseparable. And as morality's foundation is
religion, religion and politics are necessarily related. We need religion as a
guide. We need it because we are imperfect, and our government needs
the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners
can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive.”

“God, the source of all knowledge, should never have
been expelled from our children's classrooms.”

For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come
knowledge and understanding; ... ~ Proverbs 2:6-7


“If we get the federal government out of the classroom,
maybe we'll get God back in.”

“The First Continental Congress made its first act a prayer,
the beginning of a great tradition. We have then a lesson from
the founders of our land. That lesson is clear: That in the winning
of freedom and in the living of life, the first step is prayer.”

“We seek a constitutional amendment to permit voluntary
school prayer. God should never have been expelled from
America's classrooms in the first place.”

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit.
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:16-19


“God...should never have been expelled from America's schools.
As we struggle to teach our children...we dare not forget that our
civilization was built by men and women who placed their faith in
a loving God. If Congress can begin each day with a moment
of prayer...so then can our sons and daughters.”


When a people lose touch with their divine connection to the
authority that has brought us the presence of autonomous life,
they abandon the principles of why we are; to love and know love
as free souls. No quantum computer will ever know love where
many intellectuals drown without true knowledge. Knowledge
in itself does not deliver wisdom where God resides. Facts
will never reveal the dreams that will build tomorrow.


Children can only truly rise by knowing His truths
   Without godly leaders quarrels will lead to defeat
   Belief is a quest to know God in hope of life
   Convoluted laws expose man’s evil against God
   Conviction to God is strengthened in our weakness
   Constitutional rights were written to protect faith
   Our Government is to protect church not eliminate it   
   If we abandon God’s gift of life death is next
   Continuing to speak of God ensures freedom
   Without God our social system of life will collapse
   It is an abomination to deny prayer to our children
   Prayer is a unremovable tradition of national favor
   Tragic is prayer being expelled from public schools
   The best solution for youthful respect is God

In times of distress all hope for leadership.

God willing a new generation
will rise faithful to His ways

Darkness cannot see the tears it sheds.


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11/1/2020 ~ Give Me Sight

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  GiveMeSightAM.mp3 (40m 42s)


  GiveMeSight.pptx

Darkness is an empty spiritless sea.
A free soul's flight rides on the Cross of Christ.

The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made them both.
~ Proverbs 20:12


As we gaze out into reality our senses themselves are
God’s gift for us to achieve independent awareness.
Innumerable is all that is God’s creation, which is.


"For His eyes are on the ways of man, And He sees all his steps." ~ Job 34:21

God’s creation is an expanse to share the truth of eternity,
and for us, a time of words to find and work out
these facts alone, under His hopeful watch.


And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and
open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13


He sees all whether we believe or not, observe or ignore. As all swim in
the shark tank of man, God views all of our actions. As inevitable as
mortal death is, so too is our rise to His judgment of all that we are.
Will we be the fish He seeks? What is the lens we peer through? Do
we live in a tank of patient compassion or a greedy frenzy for more?


Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light,
and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ...
~ Isaiah 5:20-21


Deceit has never gifted all to know truth’s power
  Woe to those who:

                      ⇒      
Call evil good
And good evil


                      ⇒      
Put darkness for light
And light for darkness  


                      ⇒      
Put bitter for sweet
And sweet for bitter

Quite a dichotomy when human beings twist truth for perverted
advantage. The truth can not be reversed. Many religious organizations
cater to the crowd, the mistake made from the very beginning, choosing
man’s desires over God’s. It is a challenge for the noble where liars
are exalted and the virtuous are told to remain quiet.


"Hear, you deaf; And look, you blind, that you may see." ~ Isaiah 42:18

While ignorance is common to man, there is a distinction for those
choosing to remain purposely oblivious and those who wish to know.
God wants us to hear and look to His creation so the truth will be ours,
to whom none can steal it away. Is not truth the blossom
of knowledge and the fragrance of wisdom?


The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises those who
are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous. ~ Psalms 146:8


When one genuinely humbles the heart, before God’s
unending presence, unseen truths come into view.


Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.
~ Psalms 119:18


The word has been given for all to have His truth,
if the desire of a soul to know His creator has spark.
Vision’s deepest sight is in the wisdom one maintains.


... Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established. Do not
turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil. ~ Proverbs 4:25-27


God wills that we remain sure and straight in our presence with Him,
and one another. This involves honest relations concerning truth.
The examination of His word teaches us what is evil and good.
While we all have sinned, knowledge is power to advance
from polluted origins. We are told not to lie against the truth.


Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire.
This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. ~ Ecclesiastes 6:9


Control of thoughts has always been God’s first law of order. To imagine
must be tempered with goodness if progress over destruction is to be had.


... Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know
that for all these God will bring you into judgment. ~ Ecclesiastes 11:9


To be free and young, no other event has a higher sense of innocence
and love; just to be. The razors of life tear the heart, too often deepening
with memories of grief. Joy is the candy all hope for.


In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, And the eyes of
the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness. ~ Isaiah 29:18


In Jesus, the light of God inflames all who would see its value.
Knowledge of His word holds the path of enlightenment.


... "Go your way; your faith has made you well." And immediately he
received his sight and followed Jesus on the road. ~ Mark 10:51-52


What delivers a soul is what one follows
Faith has made you well

So received, follow Jesus

To be spiritually healed, one has to first desire it. No matter the blues
that surround a heart, the sense of truth comes from the inside touch,
more so than the outside temporary masks that fades before us all.
Faith heals the heart when Jesus is followed.


"... 'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from
the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgivness of sins and an
inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'" ~ Acts 26:18


Salvation comes to those who bow to His promise
  To the power of God
                           ↓
          That they may receive:

                  ● Forgiveness of sins
                  ● An inheritance
                           ⮡  Who are sanctified
                                    ⮡  By faith in Me  

Our one and only God, in His infinite wisdom, came to share salvations
plan, to redeem us from all the paths of death; death of life and of truth.
Faith in what rises past the material brings us into the presence of
God Himself. It is His desire for us to see why we are,
to purely love, and to feel this truth.


"... For what is highly esteemed among men is
an abomination in the sight of God." ~ Luke 16:14-15


Elitism can nurture selfish power mongers despising those who do not
adhere to their strict controls. When it is said power corrupts and absolute
power corrupts absolutely, it dwells in the heart of pride, and it is
arrogance that often covers lies to the self, and blinds those who dish
its poison as nectar. Wisdom and recklessness do no go hand in hand.


"... For the LORD does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward
appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." ~ 1st Samuel 16:7


However, in God’s illuminations of truth, blessings come from within,
where a soul hides no secrets from God. God has all-seeing heart vision.


But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in
craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:2


Honesty is the high water of God, and it holds
the principles of a true living conscience.


Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
~ James 4:10


To reach eternity, one has to come to eternity.

"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Again, innocence is such a fleeting occurrence for the young of heart.
In accepting God, He has delivered a return to innocence when we
receive the simple pureness of His promise. Rising past what is seen,
for all that is unseeable, to know Him deepens the draw of eternity,
and the essence of His whole love.


For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:7

To find the largest part of the self, trust in life beyond the flesh
delivers a greater purpose, and has the force of true presence.


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for;
the evidence of things not seen. ~ Hebrews 11:1


No book has greater truth to know than the Bible.
It surely opens the soul to live where death dwells.


... the things which are seen are temporary, but the things
which are not seen are eternal. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:18


Thank God for His creation showing us more than one could ever know.
It is a test, a birth, in to having sense between extremes of sadness’
valleys, to joys upon mountain views, all to temper character through
conquering wicked temptations. Vision is where the cost has been paid
through the journeys travel. What an eternal sight we already have
been given in the moment. Earth alone has an eternity of views.


... (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God,
but the doers of the law will be justified; ... ~ Romans 2:13


To be the ultimate good soul above judgment, the spirit shares in actions
of love and sacrifice, to get it done, without regard for self-seeking credit.
If one’s goal is eternal rewards, God must take precedence. To be
justified, the eternal veil must be uncovered and the weight
of life carried. Part of faith is doing the believing.


Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in
His sight, for by the law is knowledge of sin. ~ Romans 3:20


While we all fall short of His expectations, and standards of goodness,
His redeeming force is greater than our sins. By grace He welcomes
all those who desire to come to Him past previous errors of judgment.


... I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not
have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet."
~ Romans 7:7


When truth arrives, it can be the greatest of all challenges to forgive
one self for failings of character, while rising to the occasion of goodness
in one’s own sight, as well as His. It is His word that teaches hope in
hopelessness, forgiveness in all that is unforgivable. Thankful
adherence to His word over the contempt and dissent
of cynicism gives birth to a wise enduring life.


... justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. ~ Romans 5:1-2


God shines simply to redeem souls from torments
  Justified by faith
         ⮡  Peace with God
                  ⮡  Through Jesus Christ
                                        ↓
                            Access by faith
                                    Grace
                                        ↑
                    In hope of the glory of God  

Faith is what completes all else. Hope is what we stand on.

... blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of
Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. ~ 2nd Cor. 4:3-4


The blessings of God are for those who believe
Image of God shine on them
Glory of Christ

Lest the light of the gospel

  Who do not believe minds blinded  
Gospel veiled who are perishing


So sad the blind who see not the brilliance of God’s eternal light.

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him,
even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will
mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. ~ Revelation 1:7


God’s return to each of our lives is inevitable. Will we be
ready waiting or absent to that eternal role call from above?


A brief window’s glance of truth comes but once
Hearing and seeing is a creation of God
All will give account for deeds done
Hypocrites and liars God despises
Have a straight course sure of character
Focus without wandering desires is favored
Unconditional faith heals the soul
Covetous desires of man fail to please God
His freedom is only found in a humble heart
Faith is a higher sense of eternal truths
No one can be justified in the flesh by actions
The Bible exposes sin and what God regards Holy 
We are justified by faith under His grace
The glory of Christ is God’s own image

Truth delivered by God angers
the simple and sets the faithful free.

Darkness has a lonely music-less sting.


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11/22/2020 ~ All Sufficiency of the Word of God

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  SufficiencyAM1.mp3 (36m 52s)


  Sufficiency.pptx - Pending

Darkness has slicing loss.
The strings of heart hear truth’s call.


Bed sheet preaching came before PowerPoint.
Many home made “poster sheets” enlightened
the stage of many gospel meetings.

Thankfully, Html web pages have allowed me to
recreate this Bed Sheet most effectively below with active links.



    ALL SUFFICIENCY

OF THE

WORD

OF

GOD      
                       2nd TIM. 3:16                2nd PETER 1:3
           LIGHT         PS. 119:105 , 130       PS. 19:8         ACTS 26:18
           UNDERSTANDING         PS. 119:99  ,  104  ,  130
           FAITH    ROM. 10:17    JNO.20:30    HAMMER    JER. 23:29
           FIRE  JER.20:9;   23:29   SEED   LK. 8:11    1st PETER 1:23    1st COR. 4:15
           RAIN AND SNOW  ISA. 55:10-11  CONVICTS  JNO.16:7-8   ACTS 2:37   ROM. 7:7
           CONVERTS PS.19:7  MAT.13:15  REV.3:20 DRAWS JNO.6:44-45  ROM.1:16 STORY OF CROSS
           {BEGOTTEN  1st PET. 1:23   1st COR. 4:15  QUICKENED PS.119:50 , 93  BROUGHT FORTH JAS.1:18
           MAKES WISE UNTO SALVATION  2nd TIM.3:15   CALLED BY  2nd THES.2:14
           LK.16:31   GREAT    INVITATIONS    MADE FREE   JNO. 8:32    ROM 8:2
           RECONCILED  2nd COR.5:19  SAVED BY  JAS.1:21  ROM. 1:16  1st COR. 1:21  1st COR 15:1-4
           SOUL PURIFIED    SAVED  1st PETER 1:22      ROM. 6:17-18
           SANCTIFIED   JNO.17:17   EPH.5:26   PARTAKERS OF DIVINE NATURE   2nd PET. 1:4
           SWORD OF SPIRIT  EPH.6:17  HEB.4:12-14   2nd COR.10:4-5 TRANSFORMS LIVES ROM.12:2
           DEAD RAISED  JNO.5:28-29  JUDGED BY  ROM.2:16  JNO.12:48  AS MEDICINE  PS.107:20
           FORTITUDE  1st JNO.3:9  MAT.13:23  FOOD  1st PET.2:2  MAT.4:4  ACTS 20:32  JNO. 4:34
           PATTERN  HEB. 8:5  1st PET. 4:11    TITUS 2:7-8    2nd TIM.1:13
           THEREFORE  GAL.1:8-9    2nd JNO.1:9-11      REV.22:8-19


All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:16


Nothing can beat down truth’s upward calling
  All Scripture:
     ● Profitable for doctrine
     ● For reproof
     ● For correction
     ● For instruction in righteousness  

All are told His word is inspired directly
for us to be admonished and encouraged.


... as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and
godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:3


In His word all goodness is revealed.

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. ~ Psalms 119:105

His word is our guide to that goodness, that all pure hearts hope for.

The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
~ Psalms 119:130


The light of understanding is surely a welcome sight to all.

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment
of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; ~ Psalms 19:8


What brings the minds eye to understanding is truth in the light.

"... 'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan to God, ...'" ~ Acts 26:18


Truth is not hidden as it is more often denied
  To open their eyes

    ● To turn from darkness to light
    ● From the power of Satan to God  

  → May receive forgiveness of sins
                   ⮡  An inheritance
                              ↑
      Who are sanctified by faith in Me

Insight, or say vision, makes a statement against darkness.

I have more understanding than all my teachers, For
Your testimonies are my meditation. ~ Psalms 119:99


Only God can reveal the deepest of all truths a soul can know.

Through Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way. ~ Psalms 119:104


To know truth one’s heart has to be open to God as the source of all.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17


True spiritual faith is a result of knowing and acting on His given word.

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples,
which are not written in this book; ... ~ John 20:30


Jesus, the great emancipator; rock of salvation.

"Is not My word like a fire?" says the Lord, "And like a
hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?" ~ Jeremiah 23:29


No weight is greater than His power to illuminate life before us.
God puts enormous value on the word He has given to us.


... But His word was in my heart like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; ...
~ Jeremiah 20:9


Faith is a fire from within that can not be contained, for those
that truly believe. God’s own breath torched truth for all to know.


"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God." ~ Luke 8:11

As a seed grows to maturity, so too He calls our spirit to rise in His truth.

... having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through
the word of God which lives and abides forever, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:23


To escape corruption, one must grasp the incorruptible word of God.

... ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in
Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. ~ 1st Corinthians 4:15


A single act of sacrifice has given us the true purpose
of living autonomously in God’s own light.


"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return
there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, ... ~ Isaiah 55:10-11


No show can replicate what God has done, allowing
life to grow and flourish in the womb of His love.


"... when He has come, He will convict the world of sin,
and of righteousness, and of judgment: ..." ~ John 16:7-8


All look for meaning to call truth their own

The truth

I will send the Helper to you

He will convict the world of sin
  of righteousness, and of judgment  



This world is a sinful realm, whereby righteous judgment
will come to those who fall away from His offered grace.


Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and
the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" ~ Acts 2:37


Broken hearts find truth in the sorrow of knowing cause and effect.
God demands we do, and not just hear the words, for His call to action.


... I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have
known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet."
~ Romans 7:7


God’s word clearly exposes His truth for us to know good from evil.
Many maintain a mental fog, enveloped in lies that cause His
word to vanish, preferring the whims of man’s selfish desires.


The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony
of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; ... ~ Psalms 19:7


Truth cannot be substituted as it is perfect & sure

              Law of the LORD = perfect   
   Testimony of the LORD = sure

Converting the soul
Making wise the simple


To find His word is the gasp all seek; unequivocal life. His law
expresses all that is spiritually good, condemning sins of the flesh.


"'... should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should
understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.' ..."
~ Matthew 13:15


Time passes to find worth in heart

See with their eyes
Hear with their ears

Understand with
     their hearts and turn     
I should heal them


To pursue God, the pursuits of the world become secondary.

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and
opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."
~ Revelation 3:20


A door is the entrance to a path chosen.

"... 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who
has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me." ~ John 6:44-45


God’s word is the teacher of what no sound can imitate.
A deep sensation of a speechless moment, just a call to be.
Who we are is what we seek, either it be to build or to destroy.
It is to hear, or not to hear. Me is a word, and a concept, that needs
examination in relation to all the Me’s in life. All centers on the moment,
and so too, God is the center of all that is Me. Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit reveals God as He is for us to know, the great Me.


For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power
of God to salvation for everyone who believes, ... ~ Romans 1:16


How can the truth bring shame when it holds no lies?

Survival is left to the faithful seekers who believe
All scripture is to improve every facet of life
God’s light is our guiding path to a better life
His word allows us to see between good and evil
True faith comes by hearing the word of God
God’s word is the fire penetrating to the core of all
God plants His seed in us through His given word
God’s seed empowers those who eat of its’ fruit
God’s word convicts sin in His righteous judgment
Guilt is a sign to come to repentance
God’s word converts the soul to become wise
Healing comes through the heart as it understands
Jesus waits for each soul at the door to eternity
As it is written, God is our teacher in Christ

Eternity is the freedom God delivers to the faithful

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  SufficiencyAM2.mp3 (36m 15s)


... having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through
the word of God which lives and abides forever, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:23


It is through the word of God that we find life in the truth.

... in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
~ 1st Corinthians 4:15


To be begotten in the image of the Creator,
one has to first be in the mind of Christ, as in a return
to dependency upon God’s own power to maintain life.


This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
~ Psalms 119:50


Each of us seeks life for the best it can be, or at least those who still
hold on, to hope, push on. Too often calamities cause heartache without
support from those around us. Tragic when there is no one to laugh with.
In these troubling times for all, without depending on and regarding God,
our service to others is diminished, and temperaments are less than
encouraging. Either one rises to life or drops into death, as we all battle
between these two dichotomies. We need the truth of light to give us life.


I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.
~ Psalms 119:93


Surely, it is God’s word that rings out true across the ages. As we gaze out
to the horizon of our lives, do we choose to forget that which gave us life to
know? His is a test of patience waiting to see who each of us becomes.


Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that
we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. ~ James 1:18


Much more than just the word of truth, He has given life to each of us
to be. To be brought forth in His word is to be begotten. One is either a
tender creation sweet to our surroundings, or uneven destructive dissent
clamors against the roses. In our field of life, fruits both flourish and rot.
To drink the word of life refreshes the soul.


... the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for
salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. ~ 2nd Timothy 3:15


If we want to wise it cannot come without love

 Holy Scriptures
          ⮡  Able to make you wise
                                        ↓
                              For salvation
                             Through faith
                                        ↑
                   Which is in Christ Jesus  


Fortunate who find His word in youth, deepening
the commencement of eternal meditations.


... to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of
the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:14


A call from God Himself echoes across the ages of this world.
It is not by force He controls our choices, as it is a test of each one’s
freedom of spirit. What we seek to obtain, and how it settles or disquiets
the soul, declares the path we travel. Words do not paint the bottom of
a heart, it is either the color of love, or something left behind.
Life plows forward while death darkens the way.


"But he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither
will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead." ~ Luke 16:31


Many will not hear His holy call to return to a righteous heart. It is
truly incredible, that as we endure the incompetence of others, be they
so called professionals or self-proclaimed egotists, that we inevitably
become the enemy as they stumble in on themselves, and their own
abominable uncaring failings. Liars and quacks always run from the light.
Look, we all ride broken hearts, and it is when we choose lack of
compassion for one another, this is when we go mad and lose our God.


"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32

Freedom can not be had without truth.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made
me free from the law of sin and death. ~ Romans 8:2


Those that listen hear heaven’s call to life from death. A smile
is an expression of freedom to rise from those frowns of despair.


... that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing
their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
~ 2nd Corinthians 5:19


True treasure rises beyond the material where
the keys of peace reside and love reigns.


Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with
meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. ~ James 1:21


A call to know good from evil screams at all fools





Receive with
meekness the
    implanted word  
able to save
your souls


Lay aside
all filthiness
and overflow
  of wickedness    

To refuse the word’s pureness of truth sinks a soul
into self-oblivion. Ignoring truth does not change truth.


... gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation
for everyone who believes, ... ~ Romans 1:16


Belief is absolute with no sudden departures

   Gospel of Christ
       ⮡  Power of God to salvation
           ⮡  For everyone who believes   


No power is greater than what has been given for all to equally know;
His loving sacrificial call to return. This offer of reconciliation is made to
all who believe. And as in belief, action or decisions are made. Knowing
if one jumps off of a high bridge, injury or death will occur, action calls
not to jump, if it is for life one chooses. Actions involve choices.
Restraint and self-control against sin is God’s call to action.
Sin’s most heinous color is when it rides the razors of hate.


... the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through
the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
~ 1st Corinthians 1:21


It is God’s plan for meek hearts to see truth, and find peace in His love,
while the absent proud fall in the blindness of disrespectful meanness.
Faith is a creation of God to test a soul’s determination.


... the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in
which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word ...
~ 1st Corinthians 15:1-4


Christ lived, died, was buried, and rose again, to show us the meanings
of life and living through God in a wicked world. He is also the sacrifice
that shields us from our own sins that cannot be overcome without Him.
His Spirit came to heal those who seek that better way, to live without fear.
To those who endure, an awaiting promise for the faithful is just a moment
ahead. How shallow where time dissolves what is permanent.
Placing emphasis on the eternal clears one’s perspective.


Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit
in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart.
~ 1st Peter 1:22


Deepening faith acts upon the word spoken by God, while the most
of those drowning have no hold. For anyone to be genuine, love
must rise to the surface in overcoming the darkness left below.


... of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine
to which you were delivered. ... ~ Romans 6:17-18


To serve an eternal purpose brings a freedom no earthly manifestation
can deliver. Faith provides permanence in a temporary world.


Sanctify them by your truth. Your word is truth. ~ John 17:17

Either one believes or not. In between has no value where the
mediocre will find no rest upon His judgment. Inaction will be judged
as faithlessness. There can be no split between spring and winter,
either we are warm or cold through the duration.


... that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the
dwashing of water by the word, ... ~ Ephesians 5:26


God wants us to carry clean hearts, unafraid in the truth of His light.
When we allow our minds to consider His word,
we fall less as we rise in His call to be wise.


... precious promises, that through these you may
be partakers of the divine nature, ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:4


Certainly, depending upon His precious promises frees us from
the corruption that swirls around us all. What should be shown honor
is more often not, because of human failings to regard the noble over
the despicable. Handshakes or fists exposes ones deepest treasures.
What makes a people great is found in their value for each other.
Trust, honesty, bravery, and yes, humor is what drives all that
is great in mankind. To lose these is to lose civilization itself.


And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God; ... ~ Ephesians 6:17


Our defense is in our knowledge of Him through the Holy scriptures.
Hope is the medicine that blossoms upon the hearts of the faithful.
Without the helmet of truth there can be no other way.


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged
sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12-14


Ignorance does not disavow the truth He delivers

  Word of God = living and powerful
                                ↓
    Piercing the division of soul and spirit

                        = A discerner of the thoughts
                                  Intents of the heart

  ● No creature hidden
             ⮡  of Jesus whom we must give account  


         Seeing let us hold fast our confession


The pending notice has been delivered to mankind. Hidden in time
is a wind that will pass as all will come to stand naked before Him.


... mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments
and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 10:4-5


The greatest weapon is knowledge supported by the truth.

... do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind, ... ~ Romans 12:2


What we seek is who we become. If we seek God, it is in nature to become
holy. Seeking humanism only finds emptiness. Many find themselves
prisoners of the flesh missing that higher calling. Our choices define our
destination in His kingdom of eternal life, either alive in Him or dead
without. God does not expect His creatures to remain stagnant.


Sufficiency comes by regarding His truth as truth
He calls for us to come out of the corruptible
God’s word comforts one during afflictions
God begets us with His own word of truth
The gospel call goes forth to come to Christ
Life in Christ frees us from the law of sin and death
It is receiving the word that is able to save our souls
God’s own sacrifice in Jesus allows us to stand
Obedience from the heart is devotion to God
God’s word washes our hearts and cleanses the soul
His promise renders an escape to a divine nature
God’s word moves the spirit and convicts the sinner
Virtuous weapons are maintained by God’s truth
Be renewed transformed into doing the will of God

Time reveals a heart’s image for God or not

3

  SufficiencyAM3.mp3 (38m 27s)


... the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves
will hear His voice and come forth ... ~ John 5:28-29


Each of us will face the consequences of living
  Done good → Resurrection of Life  

      Done evil → Resurrection of
                            Condemnation

Two destinations lie ahead.
Common sense declares truth concerning the matter of life and death.


... in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by
Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. ~ Romans 2:16


Would we really change knowing what is?

God will judge
by Jesus Christ
    According to the gospel    

The secrets of men


No surprises as the word has been delivered.

"He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges
him - the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day." ~ John 12:48


If only more people took God’s word to heart, peace would abound.
Many proud individuals account to themselves only,
outraged by any interference from others.


He sent His word and healed them, And delivered
them from their destructions. ~ Psalms 107:20


It is the word that delivers and heals us.

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him;
and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. ~ 1st John 3:9


The gift of God is forgiveness for all those
who earnestly plea for His salvation.


"... he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and
produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." ~ Matthew 13:23


Diligent effort equates directly to results.
Careless or careful indicates potential outcomes.


... as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word,
that you may grow thereby, ... ~ 1st Peter 2:2


The word is a pearl without price. A heart that gleams
from within has more than the moon can shine.


But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone,
but every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' " ~ Matthew 4:4


An eternal meal has been prepared for all who would choose to eat of it.

"... to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give
you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified." ~ Acts 20:32


Only those who have dedicated hearts will find
  The Word of His grace
              ⮡  Able to build you up
                     ⮡  Give you an inheritance  
                                                      ↑
                           All who are sanctified

One must ask where one’s heart of consideration is, and
if one bases decisions and or avoidances on His word.


Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of
Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. ~ John 4:34


Jesus was that example of how we should respond to the call of God.

... "See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you ..."
~ Hebrews 8:5


God’s word includes warnings to follow what it includes,
not what it does not include.


If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers,
let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things
God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, ... ~ 1st Peter 4:11


One needs to consider Christ in contemplating actions in life.
To glorify God increases the goodness a soul maintains.


... in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine
showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech ... ~ Titus 2:7-8


Close to God is adherence to His word as must be
  In All Things
        ⮡  Be a pattern of good works
                       ⮡  in doctrine:
                                        ● Showing integrity
                                        ● Reverence
                                        ● Incorruptibility
                                        ● Sound speech
                                                ⮡  Not condemned  

As we walk the path in life, one knows good from evil,
if one has an inkling of good, and it is good that must be pursued
if salvation is to be had. As the waves hit the beach of our lives,
are we able to resist being dragged out to sea?


Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me,
in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:13


If one has to ask one does not know
 Hold fast
     ⮡  Pattern of sound words
              ⮡  Which you have heard
                                ● in faith and love  
                                ● in Christ Jesus

God’s word shows the pattern for behavior He looks for in His creatures.
It is a clear line between moral an immoral behavior.
This is what God calls for.


... if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what
you have received, let him be accursed. ~ Galatians 1:8-9


God’s word has been delivered not to be altered. It declares itself
complete and sufficient to instruct as it is. Man wishes to change
standards based on social whims or authoritarian demands. It is
not God that changes, that is left to the slippery slopes of man.


Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the
doctrine of Christ does not have God. ... ~ 2nd John 1:9-11


The road we travel declares what will be



Does not
  abide in the  
doctrine of
Christ

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Each of us make choices daily for and against the word of God.
We all need improvement, not one is without need.


"... I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of
those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." ~ Revelation 22:8-9


Nothing but God should be the focus of our worship. Thankfulness
for what He has created for us to know, and be, should take precedence.
If we worship creation, or those things created, it does not align with
the truth of what God has done, and what He rightly deserves.


"... I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give
to every one according to his work." ~ Revelation 22:10-12


All will be held accountable for both things done good and bad.
His grace will be sufficient if our nobility outweighs our wickedness.


"... Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have
the right to the tree of life, and may enter ..." ~ Revelation 22:13-15


To abandon God is to pursue evil ways
   Outside are:
                     ● Dogs
                     ● Sorcerers
                     ● Sexually immoral
                     ● Murderers
                     ● Idolaters
                     ● Whoever loves a lie
                     ● Whoever practices a lie   

We need to be careful that we are not deceiving ourselves and practicing
those things that are offensive to God. To be heaven bound one must give
it that good old college try. As Winston Churchill said, “Never give up.”


... the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say,
"Come!" And let him who thirsts come. ... ~ Revelation 22:16-17


Come is the call, before it is too late and the door to eternal life closes,
with a deafening exasperation of expired! To be included in His
Book of Life one has to come on His terms. The terms
are written in His word for all to know.


For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: ...
~ Revelation 22:18-19


To hear the word of God edifies the soul and improves all aspects of living.
If it is one's desire to love, this cannot be done without a humble
submission to God in repentance. Then, and only then, can a spirit
rise past all foolish mistakes accepting His breathless offer.


For families to flourish truth must remain
A resurrection is coming, life for good, death for evil
The word of God will be judgment’s gauge
God’s own sacrifice protects the faithful seekers
Desire the nurturing word eagerly
Sanctified in His word builds an inheritance
To do the will of God is to finish the race
God wills we follow the pattern of good works
To change the doctrine of Christ is damning
Only those abiding in Jesus will find salvation
We are to worship God & no creation of His making
Blessing for all who obey His call to noble service
Jesus is the root of Spirit that pleas we Come
To hear and act on His word offers life in Him

In God life is more than exotic where angels live.

Darkness has no apology for the lie.


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  GodUponUsAM.mp3 (34m 29s)


  GodUponUs.pptx

Darkness longs for half a shadow.
God endures His presence though we cast off knowledge of Him.
We were made to reflect the qualities of God.


Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her,
You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; ... ~ Genesis 16:13


God sees all, and has given us all the
vision of forever, laid before each of us.


... Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to
him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. ~ Genesis 17:1


God does not answer to us, as we are His creation,
and He seeks those becoming in the image that He is.


"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord,
"who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." ~ Revelation 1:8


From beginning to end, God encompasses all reality unseen or
knowable to those in His creation. His magnificence is beyond measure.


"... says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:
'I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.'" ~ Isaiah 44:6


God is singular in His multifaceted self.

... And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall
say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" ~ Exodus 3:13-14


God needs no utterable name to be that He is. Time is His creation
waiting for souls to acknowledge His presence in the liberty He has given.


... This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.'"
~ Exodus 3:15


Humble hearts are the only ones able to feel the magnitude of God.

Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you,
before Abraham was, I AM." ~ John 8:58


Jesus, the great explainer, showed how
each of us maintains I AM. In His Spirit we live.


... Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall
call His name Immanuel (Literally God-With-Us). ~ Isaiah 7:14


Across the ages, His coming is of the most significant,
in knowing God, and His reasons for life in His creation.


... bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,"
which is translated, "God with us." ~ Matthew 1:23


The robes of truth extend well past our perception, to see the whole of it
all. The future is predicated on the past which is exacted by the present.


... And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6


To earth a prince has arrived offering salvation to all who believe.

"... And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus,
for He will save His people from their sins." ~ Matthew 1:21


The Son of God owns all hearts under His care.
His light is the beacon of life welling up from love’s radiance itself.


He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth
and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He. ~ Deuteronomy 32:4


What is real cannot be exchanged for lies
  A God of truth
           ⮡  Without injustice
                             ↓
                   He is the Rock
              His work is perfect
          All His ways are justice
       Righteous and upright is He  

God determines reality for the benefit of all, in the solid truth of His
creation. His will holds us tightly in His plan of unity to come to His love.


"... judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and
the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom." ~ Daniel 7:22


God desires we live in harmony with what He has
provided without refusing the gifts He has given.


"He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the
Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David." ~ Luke 1:32


Due to our disobedience, it was necessary for God to take tangible,
physical, identifiable form, to clarify His preeminence; a call to return.


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. ~ John 1:1


God’s word reigns supreme.

He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His
name is called The Word of God. ~ Revelation 19:13


Truth has the measure of judgment in relation to His heart of light’s life.
His robe is an act of honor and sacrifice.


And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. ~ Revelation 19:16


There is no battle where God has not prevailed, though death
consumes the flesh. His call is a rise to life from the death of sin


... "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not
walk in darkness, but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12


Make no mistake, God wills all to return to
His light of love which supplies eternal life.


"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep."
~ John 10:11


God has no desire to let go of that which He created
to have an equal appreciation of life shared.


The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold!
The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" ~ John 1:29


Jesus, God Himself, sacrificed His life so we may know the
purpose of why we are, and how to live under the hail of His love.


... and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive
the crown of glory that does not fade away. ~ 1st Peter 5:4


Dripped in glory, His care for each of us
is incomparable across all essence.


Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who
believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." ~ John 11:25


To live forever, one has to believe in the God that offers it.

"... I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."
~ Revelation 22:16


Many occurrences of God touch the truth
we all have the pleasure of coming to know.


... Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed ...
~ Revelation 5:5


Each mortal heart yearns for a message of salvation.
The story, and exchange, told in His word gives us one truth,
loudly heard above the silence of acquiescence.


He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
~ Colossians 1:15


An entrance to eternity has been established by God
for all those who wish to come to His will and nature.


And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being."
The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:45


For us to live, God has made it clear to all young and old,
wise and ignorant, He is the one we need to come to.


... does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides
in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. ~ 2nd John 1:9


For there is one God and one Mediator between God
and men, the Man Christ Jesus. ~ 1st Timothy 2:5


To welcome His coming, salvation rests upon His truth,
and His defense, of each soul who believes.


Confessing to God lifts a soul closer to the truth
God sees all where nothing is hidden
The Lord above is God Almighty the great I AM
There is no other God besides the Lord of hosts
Jesus, before Abraham, sits on David’s throne
A virgin birth of Immanuel (God with us)
The Son of God’s name is Jesus
God is truth without injustice; Righteous & upright
Jesus is the light of the world; the word of God
Jesus is the good shepherd offering crowns of glory  
Jesus is the resurrection and life to who believe
Jesus is the firstborn over all creation
Jesus is a life-giving spirit
Jesus is the only mediator between God and men

God will always be there
for those that truly love Him.

Darkness remains condemning all the careless.


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