Thursday, January 3, 2019

Nuggets from FB from The End of 2018

Happy New Year everyone... May your days be filled with the blessings of obedience to Christ.. A few have asked me what God placed on my heart for the New Year and it was on me so powerfully I waited until now to share. It is Psalm 1... I have included a snapshot of the Psalm in this post. As you read, understand that the word law in this passage as relating to the NT believers means , according to the Reformation Heritage Bible notes, “A General Term meaning the whole of Gods Word.” While we don’t live under the OT law, it is still incumbent on God’s people to obey the Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Psalm 1 we see the Blessing comes to The separated Children of God as they stand in contrast to the ungodly. More on this in a message coming soon.... Angie and I love you all and we are very excited to see what this year holds. Friends, Trust and Love God!! Love each other, Draw near to God and He will draw near to you, not just in 2019 but evermore.... God bless!!

Charles H Spurgeon once said, “If we mean to be a Christian, and therefore intend to cast off the bondage of this present evil world, our resolve must be taken to bear all consequences rather than worship the idol of the hour..”. Just like the 3 Hebrew children were spared in the midst of that old fiery furnace, so too God will walk with those committed to His will no matter what!! Find strength today at the Cross for the journey ahead!! The shed Blood of Jesus is the saving and keeping power of the saint as well as the protection we will need while standing for His truth in this culture.. Never Bow— You won’t burn.. Keep the Faith!!

There is nothing we would be called to lay aside in this world that could possibly even compare to the rich rewards and Treasures that await us in Gods Eternal Presence.. Today is not all that matters. Our best life comes later. It matters how we treat people and handle our affairs honestly. Let’s not be like the world system that bites and devours. The Holy Spirit whispered to my heart one time, “If you are number one in your eyes, your priorities are misplaced.”......

I love how God speaks so clearly through history. If we would learn from the mistakes of the past we would never be doomed to repeat them and if we would celebrate the victories of the past it gives honor to God and builds toward the future... Remember my friends; The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but Jesus came to give more abundant life!!! As we get back to the Word of God we can enjoy His finest blessings...

"We will find it sweet to go up the bleak side of the hill with Christ; and when rain and snow blow into our faces, His dear love will make us far more blessed than those who sit at home and warm their hands at the world's fire." C. H. Spurgeon

Hope is what this world needs!! Remember this old hymn? “When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging Grace; in every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil.” Times will get difficult in this old world and it seems that evil will dominate. But our hope is not in this evil world, our hope is found only in Jesus Christ. In fact, Hope is Jesus Christ!! And in the words of one dear Pastors wife, “God’s Got This”.. make His Word your daily priority and when we finally relinquish control—- We meet Hope—- Jesus Christ..

“Whatever you do, Work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men..” (Col. 3:23). We need to be single minded as to our purpose in these last days and join hands with others in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ!! In the natural, don’t be one who is always cutting corners and milking the system.. this is not a Christian value!! Don’t cause others to pick up your slack. This is not discipleship!! Often how we act in the natural is an indicator of our spiritual condition.. ask God to help you to be faithful and to keep improving each day. I truly believe that God is calling us to a higher standard in order to bring Him glory in these days.. Stand Firm and stand Faithful and watch God move mountains!! 

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