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