The committed  Child of GOD

Good evening.

The Bible says:
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. (‭Philippians‬ ‭1‬:‭21-24‬ KJV)
The committed Child of GOD! That’s quite a sacrifice. Walking Faithfully.
Surrendered to the cause Of CHRIST.
Do you remember the dedicated man or woman that led you to the saving knowledge Of the Lord Jesus Christ???
Have you ever thought about that? Did you think of the times they prayed for you, that you would get saved? That your life would change and be anew?
Did you realize the time in prayer they must have spent callin out your name?
Oh the hours spent in study Or the persecution they might have faced as the Devil tried to keep their message from getting through to your heart!!!
Paul speaks of a life so dedicated to that lost soul, and to the will Of God, that he valued not his own!
His life was of no concern, it was separated to GOD and to His perfect will.
Think back of the first one to tell you about JESUS.
They took all that time  to try and keep you out of Hell !!!
It’s hard to believe you know? Caring that much for another???
Who was your “Paul?”.
How hard of a time did you give them???
Did you come easily? Or were you like me? Only the Grace of God could be so loving and kind, so Faithful and true. So patient and mild.
And yet they’re eyes were fixed on Heaven…..yearning for Home. But abiding … Because The Lord Had You in mind!!! Hallelujah!!! 
When He was on the Cross,
I was on His mind!
For me? No doubt it was a sweet Prayin Mom & Dad. 
( Not scholars mind you, only a 3rd grade education and a country girl raisin on a little farm in Cleveland , Tn that now is the Singing Echoes Gospel Music Park)
Who loved me into the arms of Jesus!
They loved me too much and were dedicated to GOD too much to let me go on and die in my sins.
And today, they are together singing in Heaven 
Awaiting my arrival.
Mom and Dad, Jesus
And many many more .
They  stepped off on the Beautiful Shore. And will one day welcome me Home.
And I’m so thankful for their Faithful dedication to the Lord down here.
One day I intend to tell them just how much it’s meant to me.
Good night. 

Soldiers in Gods Army

Good evening.

The Bible says:
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. (‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭12-14‬ KJV)
God can use a willing vessel. Black, White, rich, poor, young , or old makes no difference to God. 
And it shouldn’t to us ! 
The world is falling apart before our eyes today. 
The ideas the Godless society we now live in preferred to the teachings Of  God’s Word, is coming home to roost. 
It is civil war  all over America, and God’s Love and Grace is what is missing in it all.
The very heart of man is deceitful and desperately wicked and the Bible asks ” WHO CAN KNOW IT?”.
It’s the never ending story of the desperate empty  soul of man that is without CHRIST.
It is the Work Of GOD alone that can make it all right. 
And It’s so challenging but special to be a part of the Great Army Of The Lord!
The Harvest is Ripe, But The Laborers are still Few.
Jesus said to Pray ye the Lord Of the Harvest that He would send workers….
I just prayed for you. ( Hope you don’t mind).
Good night.

Heavenly Day

Good evening.

Well the Singing Echoes 2015 Tour winds down this weekend and what a great trip we had!
You’ve heard the report about Saturday night and the time we had at Unity Baptist Church ohh how sweet it was,
Then today we had a great day with The Preacherman  Moats and his church family at LIVING STONES Baptist in OXFORD, AL!
A great service this morning and Bro Moats preached a dandy. I sat and drank in his message of how God wanted to change things…
As I sat there my attention was drawn to the world outside my window. I thought about all the bars, the Liquor stores, the Hellholes in the world and the corruption that has taken over all around us.
As the thought ran through my mind…. God wants to Change it all!!! I left feeling challenged! Ready to charge hell with a Waterpistol, heehee!!!
Then we went to Capt D’s for a good meal and then on to the Antioch Baptist Church for an afternoon of HEAVEN!!! Ohhhh children… the Lord was with us today! We felt the Power of GOD in All His Glory come down on the House as we sang till we could sing no longer!!! PTL!!
Heaven truly came down and Glory to GOD!!!it fell all around us!!
One came to the altar and poured his heart out and the Devil had a heart attack!!! Ohh it was a joy to be there and we still feel the joy bumps from the thrilling afternoon where GOD was in the midst!!!
Whew www!!! Was He ever!!!
As we closed it was a sad time to leave such a glorious atmosphere where the glory spout just had poured us out a blessing we could not Receive. Thank God for answered Prayer ! And Thx to the churches this weekend who served as Host to The Singing Echoes 
What a day.. Glorious Day… It Has been!!! 
But….. Just wait till you get a load of Heaven!!!
So the Eagle sets its compass towards home.
I look forward to seeing my wife and grandkids & to rest a little while. 
I pray there was some Heaven in your day.
Good night.

Salute to the Men of God

Good evening.

 The Bible says:
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (‭Acts‬ ‭1‬:‭10-11‬ KJV).
Oh How they would shout and  leap for Joy when the old time men of God would preach about this glorious event. The true men that put Gods Word above all others. The Word Of God, the Scriptures the blessed Ol Book. The forever settled in Heaven Word! 
It was their STANDARD!
It was what they went by! 
It was what sayeth The Lord, in spite of what the deacon board wanted,heehee.
They might not understand it all… ( many would admit that in a New York Minute!).
You see, a lot of them never went to Seminary. Many didn’t even have a grade school education.
How could they build a church? How could they lead a body of Believers?
Well, to tell you the truth…. A lot of them did very well.
You see, those precious servants of the Lord would put their trust in God, and depend on His guidance.
Many of the churches across the land today were built by congregations who were lead by men strong in Faith, bold in their stand for Gods glorious Message, and had a humble heart, willing to follow the Lord instead of chasing mans pipe dreams.
Most of them are all gone.
But there are still untold thousands who can still hear them Preachin Hell Hot And Heaven Sweet!
They remember Getting saved , after being under old time conviction following a message sent from Heaven instead of some library.
It is to these precious patriarchs We pay tribute tonight! We thank God for their Faithfulness. 
The cause of Christ still labors  on …. And we owe a lot to those who carried the message for us all to hear.
Unwavering, unchanging, steadfast and true!
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭14-15‬ KJV)
 
God bless them all and we all sure could use a few now!
Good night.

Come out from among them

Good Morning.

The Bible says:
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. Greet one another with an holy kiss. All the saints salute you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭11-14‬ KJV)
Wow! As our President often says, ” Let Me Be Clear!” ( Don’t get me Started, Heehee).
I’ve been to a lot of churches in the past 45+ years or so, in singings, revivals, conferences, bible studies , etc…
To be honest, many times it felt like the ” Gunfight at the  O K CORAL” instead of what the Dear Apostle Paul was describing in today’s text.
And as I have stated a time or two, ” Some places they just as soon I hadn’t come; and Some places I just as soon I hadn’t went!” Heehee. 
 
But these truly are the exception, rather than the rule. The Devil has a field day beating up on the Church for all its shortcomings. And when she errors He will make sure the whole world knows about it.
But it’s the Church , not the brick & Mortar, but the Body Of Born Again Believers that are given the Charge that is given to no other…. “BE YE PERFECT”
To strive to live rightly. ( righteous) Holy, ( clean) , in the midst of this sinful and Godless society  we live in.
Remember the – Come out from amongst them He commanded? You know the 
SEPARATE lifestyle he ordered?
Man does that sound familiar? For you don’t often hear it any more from today’s pulpits.
But you see, GOD HAS STANDARDS. 
How can we draw the World to CHRIST, if our life is no different than theirs?
Strict? Well what do you expect from a Holy God?
How can He be Righteous and Holy but condone ungodliness? 
But God does the Hard part through us. We are to trust in Him and live and walk as close as we can to Him, loving each other and my how beautiful life becomes when we walk together.
That strange description he gave in the Text that Paul talks about is a sweet experience when The Church treats one another like family.  
And don’t you doubt it, the world watches… And takes notice.
Because when they see the
Life of the True Family Of God put on Display, the peace the Joy The Comfort The Love  is Powerful.
Because deep down in side, God put a yearning place inside,…to be a part of it all…Hallelujah!!!
Let Brotherly Love Continue.
Have A Heavenly Day.

Romans 8:28

Good morning.

The Bible says:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭28‬ KJV)
The calming truth the Born Again Christian runs to when things go wrong.
Yes even in you’re situation, too.
God would not make an exception out of you.
Today, he is already at work in your life, to make this trial a blessing.
For your eternal good.  
Have Faith in GOD. He never fails. He will deliver you.
A mother may forget her sucking child but He will not forget you.
Oh but you need to hear this from Him:
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭49‬:‭13, 15-16‬ KJV)
Rest in the Lord. Take your moment … Watch, be ready, Joy comes in the morning. Your blessing is on the way.
Have A Heavenly Day.

Dancing in the pews

Good evening.

Twas another great service this morning at Ozias FWB in Pearson, Ga.
Pastor Larry Johnson had A fire already burning in this country church and my the Devil Made another early exit and was not seen any more that whole morning. PTL!!!
Singing from start to finish was so sweet didn’t want to stop. Precious granny’s dancing in the pews as tears rolled down faces and all eyes were fixed on those in under the outpouring , eyes leaking and the Holy Spirit flowing freely all morning. Tears all over the altar as Pastor pointed out.
Kids watching amazed at what God was doing (a gentle reminder of my own experience as a child ) Just a glorious SUNDAY Morning at Gods House. 
Now…. All loaded, Ole Farside heads back home from a fast weekend, where we just didn’t want it to end. It is a privilege to witness the pouring out of Gods holiness on a house of praying and seeking children on a Lords Day SUNDAY morn.
Oh such Liberty as the Glory came down!!
Was wondrous to see .
Now ol Farside is back on its way to the house and we look forward to getting a second wind before a trip to ALABAMA next weekend!!
Special Thx to all the Ozias FWB Church for the kindness.
Thankful for another victorious weekend.
To GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
Good night.