Greater  Love hath No Man than This

Good evening.
The Bible tells us about a love that’s like no other:
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭53‬:‭4-5‬ KJV)
The Love of God is greater far than tongue or pen could ever tell….
Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down His life for a friend.
He was wounded… 

He was rejected and despised. A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
But all of that did not stop Him from the Cross!!!

It was on that cross, yes the old rugged cross

 That the ultimate display of Love toward an undeserving sinner was placed on display for the whole wide world to see!!!
Yes oh Yes He did it all for you and me!!! Because He love us!!!
Good night.

Rebellion

Good evening.
The Lord has had to deal with man’s rebellious behavior before….
Listen in :
Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation. Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee? (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭32‬:‭1-6‬ KJV)
He did again….
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭1‬:‭2-7‬ KJV)
In Case you haven’t heard, 

God is Sovereign!! He is Lord! He is never caught by surprise.

 So mans rebellion is not new. And His actions are not surprising. 

And make no mistake ….

 GOD is still GOD!! And He will have the last word!!!
Good night.

Unaware angels

Good morning.
The BIBLE says:
Let brotherly love continue. 
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭13‬:‭1-3‬ KJV)
Don’t expect a Born Again Christian to be concerned only about themselves.

It s not their MO.

 

In a world that is falling apart,Day by day, those offended and those who are offensive have our heads spinning trying to make sense of it all.
Politicians, world leaders, and the educated professionals all scratching their heads wondering what to do. 
In the midst of it all picking up the pieces all around the tragedies you will eventually find a church, amidst the Red Cross and at the hospitals There’s usually the Christians those sweethearts volunteering CHRISTIANS There encouraging consoling, counseling the unfortunate with kindness even to total strangers because that’s what they do!

Could you remember a tornado or hurricane site in which there was not a small group there serving food or bringing water or clearing a path …lending a hand wherever they could?

Volunteers ( that means with no expectations of profit). These are some of those angels unawares 

Just letting brotherly love … Continue.

Thank God for them all.

Take a moment to thank one today if you see one….
Have a Heavenly DAY.

 

Winners

Good morning.

The BIBLE says:
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ KJV)
Doesn’t sound like God got a very good deal…His SON…. For you & me.
The trade off was  seemingly a losing one for Him.. After all , We have all sinned and come short of  the Glory of God. And His Son JESUS Christ was without sin.
And it was Jesus who was spotless in the eyes of God.
It was good for you and me.
After all, We Had no hope until then. Guess that makes us winners!
That is of course we have the good sense to climb aboard the “Glory Train”.
Have you got aboard yet???
Have A Heavenly Day.

Pray without Ceasing

Good morning.
Wow isn’t it a beautiful morning?

Have you prayed for someone? Have you ever gotten that sudden urge to call on God in behalf of a dear friend or family?

Did you know, that that may have turned the tide in someone’s life?

I remember mom praying for me. One of my fondest memories. Im thankful for my mom for many things. She brought me into this world and fed me and clothed me and raised me, her and Dad. But I’m most thankful for all the prayers they both prayed for Gary, my brother, and I.

I have been asked by untold numbers of precious people to pray for them or a loved one. I consider it not only my duty, but an Honor to pray for others when requested to do so.

It, to me, indicates their faith in me as one who can reach the throne room of HeAven in their behalf.

It is humbling to this old sinner that was saved by Grace!!
In The Bible The Apostle Paul says:

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; (‭Romans‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ KJV)

He said in one place to pray without ceasing! 
I still believe in prayer! 
2 Chronicles 7:14 says:

 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7‬:‭14‬ KJV)
That promised answer all begins with a humble heart and a word of prayer.
Pray for and about everything the Bible teaches. Pray and don’t stop the Bible instructs.
Prayer is the most Powerful a Weapon on earth to a humble, penitent, heart on their knees before an Awesome and loving Heavenly Father!

All of Hell itself fears when a soldier of the cross is on bended knee before a prayer answering God!
And God is no respector of persons. He’ll hear your prayer just as He heard Paul’s! 

Well, GLORY TO GOD!!!
Read of a preacher last night saying the greatest sin in the church today is prayer-less believers.

He wrote that a prayer-less Church is a Power-less church. And A Prayer-Less Christian is a Power-less Christian.
So today if you have a few moments to spare, please lift me and my family up to God in your prayers.

And As Paul wrote…

As God is My Witness….

I’ll pray for you and yours as well.

God bless and keep you today.
Have A Heavenly Day.

Would you?

Good evening.
??? This is to a particular audience… Namely the Truly Born Again Believer.
If you had it to do all over again, would you?

I’ve asked this ??? Before. 

I generally have gotten an expected reply. 

So, why asking again is probably on your mind.
Well Times have changed. So often, unlike God, people do too.

I was listening to a “news ” channel today and of course instead of the “news” as is the norm these times I got an opinion . One orchestrated to generate a lot of discussion and lure people to continue to watch as they architect the new way they want you and me to think today.

That s why there’s so many confused and messed up minds and thinking goin on in our society today.

The Fool ( that’s what The Bible calls the Atheist.). tinkering with the minds of others, toying with their preconceived notions of just how we need to live here in the progressive enlightened nation we still call The USA .

Study’s designed to sway your thoughts in the path they think things ought to be.

It used to be called ” Brainwashing”. 

But today it is called “News”. 

You can always see where they are leading you especially when anything Pure or Godly is introduced.

They attack anything the Precious Word Of God teaches, from Marriage to murder from relationships to out of wedlock childbearing. Profanity, the vulgar, you name it, but it’s not news it’s not even new!

There was this Garden … Years and years ago. It was called … EDEN!

It was there that their ancestor , the Old Devil himself orchestrated a lie that changed man for ever.

Remember? It went like this… ” Thou shalt not die”

And on and on he went.

Sounded pretty convincing to a lady known as Eve.

She fell for the lie! But so did her mate, the Guy they called Adam.

The result? They had to change their address.
Oh well back to my Question and why I’ve asked it again.

You see they said on that “News” program that the new generation they are tabbed as the Millennials

Don’t look at things the way you and I learned as we grew up.

Their views are no longer the same. Guess that’s why we are seeing the drastic shape our society finds itself in recently. 

So here’s the Question anew. Remember it?
If You had it to do all over again…. Would you?

Would I what you may ask.

Would you still give your heart to Jesus? Would He still fill the place in your heart he does today?

Or as Jesus asked Peter that day, would you too walk away?
Now I must confess I already know just what the answer will be from those truly Born again.
But to the fence straddles…

If the idea causes you to have to think it over…. Then… I want to meet you.

Because I’d like to introduce you to my Lord and Savior, because obviously we don’t serve the same one!

But just the same. I’ll hush and give you a chance…. To think if you must, about it.
As for me and my house, we don’t have to think it out.

We are satisfied!!! With the Lord Jesus Christ!!!
Good night.

Jesus

Good Morning!!
What can wash away my Sin???

What can make me Whole again?

It’s Precious. It’s still flowing.

It makes you white, whiter than snow.

White like wool!!

Oh what is it??? 

A miracle drug? 

A man made diet pill?

A trip to the spa?

Heeheehee!!!!

Nothing Nothing But The Precious Blood!!!

The cleansing Blood that takes the black and washes with the Red and it comes out White!!!! It’s 

Oh , Hallelujah!!

Nothing but the blood oh nothing But the Blood of ????

Of what?? Say it!! The blood of????

Ooohhh!!!! glory!!! He set me free, Yes He set me free!! He broke the bonds of prison for me!!!

All our sin offerings, all the peaCe offerings could not bridge the divide… The only thing that could bring us into fellowship with God…

Its all because of ????

Been trying to get you to see it, to say it, to think it.

It’s just like the message.

It’s just not complete without…

JESUS!!!!

You see there really is Something about that name!!
Have A Heavenly Day !

Sing me a song!!

Good evening.
The Lord knows our every care.

 We ‘re not alone, Jesus is with you. He’s always there right by your side! Just speak His name, you’ll feel His presence 

you’re not alone. He’s by your side!
Precious words from a good ol Gospel song by The good ol Kingsmen Quartet.

Been a long long time since we sang together. Hammill, Eldridge, Squire, Ed, Ray Dean, Ernie, John and all.

Folks like Vestal, Sam Howard and Rusty,

James, JD, Rosie, Jake, 

My joy the list is large .. There was Rex, Dottie, Buck ,& Reba…

And you can recall The days of Archie, Troy, Jack, Marlin, Holcomb.( taught him everything I knew about singing Bass, took about 45 seconds!! Heehee)

Of Course there are many of our favs that are still singin today, none no better than Karen P, and Jeanette and Hubert, and of course Rueben and Peg and my my the list goes on and on.Many have gone Home….

I miss them all. 

I’ve left out so many more but unintentionally. My point is every weekend, every night over years and years of singing For The Lord, we passed by these Giants , legends of the Music we’ve sung for 45 yrs.

And we cherished it all singing along side of our Mom and Dad, still my heroes! 

Listening to the fantastic songs over the years we gained such strength from; those precious songs we grew with.

But after they’ve all gone and the songs are all finished, we can still get a blessing when we pull out a cd or DVD and drink from the well of living waters when we are stuck in life’s valley or desert.

Strength!! We gained such strength from the precious Holy Word of God and the anointed songs written by Gods writers! 

That’s special folks… So don’t ask me to just throw them all away… Are you kiddin me?

These helped me through !! 

They kept my song through all those dark hours when my heart was heavy and my back was against the wall Hallelujah!!!

If your taste is in the modern so be it I hope they bless you as these have blessed me!

But we’ve been through a lot over the past 45 yrs!

And they still are anointed! And they still bless my soul!!

Sing me a song about Jesus!!!!!

Praise God, and I can make it through any kind of Day!!!

Shame On The Devil!!!!!
Good night.

Standing in The Word of God!

Good Morning.
What a great Day!! 

Sometimes your outlook for a new day is predicated by what took place the day before. 

And yesterday was a truly great day!

I heard a message that still has me on cloud 9!

It could be summed up in a three letter word- WOW!!
The issues of the day are many times avoided in today’s pulpit.Thats why many times the only voice you hear about a subject are those from the wrong side!

There is much evil about us today. And as Sunday mornings message revealed, the way we respond is by Trusting The Word of Almighty GOD!

Live by its Standards regardless of what the World does! Stand on the Truth in spite of how others compromise and give in to the teachings of the immoral today!

Praise God how empowering that message was!!! I praise God for it and For Gods Man who had the Courage to preach it! In these modern times that is rare!

To trust GODs Word , when the darkness comes….

Whoa Nellie, as my ol preacher friend says” hold my mule folks, I’m about to shout!!!”.

It truly is a test of our Faith!!

Do we really believe in what we preach? Or are we just after attention ? Do We really trust God And His Word. Are we willing to stand? Stand for what is right though the modern trend goes against you.

Imagine if Peter, John , and the other disciples gave in when they were persecuted and treated like dogs. In prisons and dungeons!

Well Praise God children!! 

That’s enough to start an old time revival!!! 

And Lord knows we need one today!

It was a truly great sermon!

And …. It’s a truly Great day , today!!! Because of it!!!
Have A Heavenly Day!

A call to Salvation

Good Morning.
It’s the Lords Day, June 21, 2015. 
The Bible is The Word of Almighty God! It is forever settled in Heaven! God says what He meant, and He meant What He says!
The Bible says:
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

He is the Creator! He made it all! And everything belongs to Him!
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
It’s not new that man has turned away and rejected Him… It’s not a recent fad of the modern era…. Not a product of man’s new increased Knowledge.

Its been going on for quite some time . 

God knows the feeling of rejection all Too well.

And Therein we can see the beauty of His Love for even though He had been refused and rejected by so many, He still came and still offers forgiveness if we will trust in His Name!

He says it like this:
 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (‭John‬ ‭1‬:‭3, 10-12‬ KJV)
PTL!!! Did you hear that!!!

That’s amazing!!! Just a simple act of Faith. That’s all He Requires. You don’t join this family, you are born into it! And ITS Gods Power that makes it possible!
So, the Great Creator even though He was rejected, offers the most precious of gifts, salvation, to anyone who will come, rich or poor, bond or free, young or old, heathy or not, regardless of talent or lack thereof, no matter where you came from….

Well Glory TO God !! That’s the greatest Story of them All!!

And it’s the Bargain Of A Lifetime for you and Me!

Today rejection hasn’t done you much good, just look at yourself. It’s about time you turned around, that’s called repentance, and came to God in Faith believing! 
To them gave HE Power to become the Sons of God!
It’s The Lords Day!

Do it today! I pray you will accept this message. And be saved , by His Mighty Power.

Thank You Jesus for saving my soul!!!!
Have A Heavenly Day.