THE RIGHT AGE???

June 19, 2019

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“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed” (2 Tim. 2:15).

There is an entirely baseless sentiment abroad which assumes that every teaching of the Lord Jesus must be binding upon the believer during this age simply because He said it. The fact is forgotton that He, while living under, keeping, and applying the Law of Moses, also taught the principles of His future earthly kingdom, and, at the end of His ministry and in relation to His Cross, He also anticipated the teachings of grace. If this threefold division of His teachings is not recognized and maintained, there can be nothing but confusion of mind and consequent contradiction of truth.

 Because the thing is in the Bible does not warrant the conclusion that it is God’s will for the Christian. We must seek rightly to divide the Word of truth. What was formerly right for the Jews is for us nothing but the elements of the world. These forms pointed to a reality that is now come; the Body is of Christ. The blessed position of a Christian is, that he has died even to the best things of the world, religious and otherwise, and he is alive to the highest things in the presence of the Father; for the Lord Jesus Christ is his life, in whom he is hidden (Col. 3:3).

 The Gospels are complex almost beyond any other portion of Scripture, since they are a composite of the teachings of the law, of grace, and of the coming kingdom. (Operative word ‘coming’ kingdom) it is unfortunate especially in Pentecostal circles, that kingdom principles are taught above almost everything else. Yet we need to remember that the kingdom was offered to the Jews and they rejected it. Therefore the Kingdom will not be offered again until the 2nd coming of Christ.

  “We realize our privileges and possessions in the Lord Jesus by faith; we enjoy them by the Spirit.”

  “Rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15)

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Pray for Daniel, 5 years old and battling Leukemia. I met his grandparents today as they were on their way to John Hopkins Hospital. Daniel is receiving radiation treatments everyday. And the number of chemo treatments he has been through is staggering. Yet, his grandparents can only speak about how resilient he is and brave. Be in prayer please for this family who is going through so much.

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I have counseled with many women who profess to be Christians, but they are engaged to be married to unbelievers. I always ask, “Do you want God’s blessing on your marriage?” They always say, “Yes.” I’ve never had one say no. I show them in God’s Word that He commands us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. This creates a trial for the young woman! She wants to marry this nice (they’re all “nice”!) unbelieving man, but God’s Word says, “Don’t do it.” Not only would it be very difficult to break up with him, it would also mean being single with no prospect for marriage in sight. That’s a trial! The test is, “Will she obey God, or choose her own selfish ways?”

One woman told me that she had prayed about marrying her unbelieving fiancé, and she “had a peace about it.” I told her that she had sinned by praying about this situation, because God has clearly revealed His will about marrying unbelievers. She didn’t want to know God’s will; she only wanted to do her will. So if we want God’s wisdom in any decision or in any trial, we must be fully committed to obey Him and His Holy Word.

I’ve never quite figured out why this is more of a problem for women than it is men.  Maybe it’s their biological clock ticking. What I see in men is ‘missionary’ dating. We’ll just date for a longer time and pray she gets saved before we get to the altar.

Or my all-time favorite, we can’t have sex (mister) until you accept Jesus. Talk about quick trip to an altar call. So the conversation goes like this; “well last night I accepted Jesus as my Savior, will you have sex with me now?” followed shortly by a pregnancy because we can’t’ use condoms because that would mean we planned on having sex and that would be wrong, versus “it just happened”. (of course, the brushing teeth and shaving the legs and taking a shower and putting on deodorant and cologne or perfume was planned either ‘it just happened’).

Folks, it’s pretty simple; ‘all the bible all the time’ you can’t pick and choose what parts you will follow and which you will ignore.

Yes, that right folks, God still expects us to be sexually pure, before marriage and after the marriage. It’s not old fashion it’s the bible.

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WISDOM FROM ABOVE

June 15, 2019

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To ask God for wisdom implies that He can deliver. The Bible plainly states, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Prov. 2:6). It warns, “There is no wisdom and no understanding and no counsel against the Lord” (Prov. 21:30). In other words, if worldly “wisdom” contradicts or goes against God, it is false “wisdom.” Only God’s wisdom stands.

Paul contrasted the so-called wisdom of this world with God’s wisdom as seen in the cross of Christ (1 Cor. 1:18-30). He sarcastically asks (1:20-21), “Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.”

The point is, if you have not come as a sinner to the cross of Christ to obtain God’s mercy through faith, you do not know God and thus you cannot obtain the wisdom that comes only from Him. But, how does God impart the wisdom that we need?

God’s wisdom comes directly from God and is revealed in His Word. It especially centers in the knowledge of Christ, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3; see also, Col. 1:9; Eph. 1:16-17). God reveals His wisdom by the Holy Spirit to those who are spiritual (1 Cor. 2:6-16). That wisdom has to do with knowing how to apply biblical truth to particular situations in life. Thus if you are not spending consistent time learning God’s Word, you will not have the wisdom that you need when trials hit. The time to seek wisdom from God is before the calamity hits (Prov. 1:20-33).

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Remember Bill Warneke, chronic depression and neck pain.

Pray for Steve H, encouragement and strength.

Patty R, married 8 times. She is staying married this time because she thinks her looks are failing and couldn’t “catch” the big fish. (PS, needs salvation)

Jeremy L, several years ago lost his wife and baby to a drunk driver. To his family’s chagrin he’s dating the woman that killed them. Says it’s part of the healing process.

Pray for Eli, Olivia and Tim’s little baby boy, he needs to gain more weight.

Caliste and Stephanie, faith and no fear, as they manage their lives with inoperable brain tumors.

Remember our salvation list.

PERFECTION?

June 11, 2019

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Perfection

Matthew 5:48 nasb

48 Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Is it possible to be a Christian and be perfect, don’t be ridiculous, although we have all met people that thought they were “God’s gift to mankind”.

The word perfect used here is rather unfortunate; as it really means complete or growing or maturing. So if we can’t literally be perfect what can we be.

Jesus is trying to tell his disciples to be different than the ordinary religious man, by that he meant that being a Christian wasn’t a static or stand still kind of thing.

First lets start with our character, we can grow and become more Christ like, (remember my favorite book list, see “the life of Christ by Thomas Kempis)

Second, with holiness, we are called to be separate, different, accepting the values and lifestyle God would have us live. Yes there are things we shouldn’t be doing, that the world does all the time. (no list here, that’s between you and God and the church you go to)

Third, the version of the bible called the Message (which I’m not a big fan of) but will use here says in this verse, “grow up”, that’s pretty simple, mature in the Lord.

Fourth, all though we often sin, and seem to take two steps back and only one forward the chief thought of God is that He loves us, and we must return that love to Him and to our brother and sisters in the family of God. Since Christ died because He loved us, what greater character could we have than to be loving.

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So, here’s the question, 2 Chronicles 35:18 says; The Passover had not been observed like this in Israel since the days of the prophet Samuel; and none of the kings of Israel had ever celebrated such a Passover as did Josiah, with the priests, the Levites and all Judah and Israel who were there with the people of Jerusalem.

So, from Samuel the prophet to this Passover celebration, how many years had passed? (and google can’t come up with the answer). The answer that’s the closest will win an Niv Study bible.

Remember Bill Warneke in prayer, he is suffering physically so bad, he will try any quack remedy but not take his medicine.

Pray for Steve H, Strength, encouragement, and a blessing.

Pray for our ‘bad’ girls, we have some young ladies that follow this devotional and they are spiritually seeking but don’t know it yet, they are in need of salvation. Pray they come to know the love of God.

Remember our salvation list.

Remember Caliste and Stephanie, divine healing. Which if you are not familiar with the theology of divine healing read Andrew Murray’s book on the subject, written over 100 years ago, it is a classic work and has none of the silliness associated with the TBN quack crowd.

DRAWING NEAR TO GOD

June 10, 2019

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  “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith” (Heb. 10:22).

  The darkness of this place will in time turn us to the light of His face—”the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor. 4:6).

 When the believer has a real understanding that he belongs to that new place in glory, the Holy Spirit delights his heart with the things of that place. ‘Set your affection on things above.’ I used to pity those who are alone in the world. I pity no one now who has a room where he can find himself isolated from everyone, to be with the Lord Jesus where He is; where he can have his spirit renewed, to come out and face all the roughness here.

  “May the Lord lead us into the shelter of His holy presence, that we may daily grow in the elevation to which He has raised us, and consequently into moral distance from the old man which is so entirely estranged from the light and perfection of the Father’s presence.”

  “If I am risen with the Lord Jesus, I must occupy myself with Him where He is, or I shall fall back to the things out of which He has risen; and the very fact that I am in the scene where He is not makes it the more necessary that I should be fellowshipping with Him where He is.”

 We are conversant with man in death and sin and distance from the Father, for that is our state by nature; but to know the Man in glory, One in acceptance with the Father according to all His moral greatness, is new to us and magnificent. And according as we know Him there we become not only superior to, but distanced from, our own state with which we are associated.

  “For. . . your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3).

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Pray for Steve H, strength and encouragement

Little baby Eli, not quite 2 months old, pray he continues to put on weight and is healthy.

Pray for Bill Warneke, chronic depression, severe neck pain, the beginnings of Parkinson’s

Remember our salvation list.

Pray for Caliste and Stephanie, only divine healing and intervention by God is going to ‘fix’ everything.

LOWER THAN LOW

June 9, 2019

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A familiar legend tells how the devil had put his tools up for sale, each marked with the appropriate price. Hatred, lust, jealousy, deceit, lying and pride were all there. Apart from these and marked with a ridiculously high price was a harmless looking but well-worn tool. A buyer asked, “What tool is this?” “Discouragement,” replied the devil. “And why is it priced so high?” asked the man. “Because it is more useful to me than the others. I can pry open a man’s heart with that when I can’t get near to him with anything else. It’s so badly worn because I use it on almost everyone, since few people know it belongs to me.”

We’ve all known discouragement to varying degrees. Even the giants in the faith, such as the Apostle Paul, knew times of deep despair. He wrote, “We were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life” (2 Cor. 1:8). But perhaps the worst form of despair is when you realize that you’re reaping the consequences of your sin; that you’re responsible for the mess you’re in. Add to that the accusations of those you thought were your friends, who now are blaming you for problems they’re having because of your failure. You feel alone, rejected, and as if everything you’ve been working toward has gone up in smoke.

That’s where we find David in 1 Samuel 30:6. But it’s at this moment of utter despair and gloom that we read one of the most encouraging sentences in all the Bible. It breaks through the storm clouds like a ray of sunshine: “But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” It teaches us that

No matter how low you go, the way back to the Lord is always open.

Failure is not final. Even failure due to our sin is not the final chapter for a Christian. Even though, like the prodigal son, you find yourself in the muck of a pigsty, polluted by the corruption of the world, and even though those circumstances are the direct result of your own rebellion against the heavenly Father, His grace can still break through the gloom and find you there. Even in the pigsty you can say, “I will get up and go to my father and will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned ….’” (see Luke 15:18). And you can be assured that the gracious Father will see you from afar, will feel compassion for you and will run to you and welcome you back into His presence! Note first,

  1. How low can believers go?

Remember the old Chubby Checkers song, “Limbo Rock,” with the line, “How low can you go?” The answer, even for believers, is, “Pretty low!” David was in the lowest place he had ever been in his life.

I want us to feel David’s utter despair and gloom because when we feel down, we all have a tendency to think that no one else has ever been in as bad a situation as we’re in. And if the enemy can make us think that our situation is uniquely bad, then we will despair of thinking that there is any way back.

But there’s always a way back! You can never go so low but that the grace of God is sufficient to bring you back. There is always hope in the Lord! The only reason He allows His children to despair, even of life itself, is so that they learn not to trust in themselves, but in God who raises the dead (2 Cor. 1:9).

Perhaps some here feel overwhelmed with discouragement. It may be due to a health problem or a family problem. Maybe you can’t find work or you’re in debt so deeply that you can’t see your way out. Maybe you’re lonely, without family or friends who seem to care about you. Perhaps you’ve sinned and you feel like God has cast you off. But to you especially God put David’s terrible situation in the Bible to say, “There is a way back! In times of deepest despair, there is hope in the Lord!”

  1. The way back

David’s experience teaches us a number of things about the way back to the Lord from our deep despair:

  1. THE WAY BACK IS AN INTENTIONAL WAY.

“But David …” This is one of the many great “buts” in the Bible. Everything around David was gloom and doom. His property was either destroyed or stolen. His wives were gone and he didn’t know at this point if he would ever see them again. His men were talking of killing him. “But David!” He intentionally, deliberately rejected the faithless gloom and doom of his men. He intentionally looked beyond the smoldering ruins of Ziklag to the greatness of his God.

David’s strong intention is also seen in the Hebrew verb, “strengthened himself.” It implies persistent and continuous effort. There is nothing passive about coming back to the Lord at a time of despair. It doesn’t happen accidentally. Sometimes, like the psalmist, you have to grab yourself by the lapels and talk to yourself: “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, the help of my countenance, and my God” (43:5; see 42:5, 11). Like the prodigal son, you have to determine, “I will get up out of this pigsty and go back to my father!” The way back is always intentional.

  1. THE WAY BACK IS A PERSONAL WAY.

“David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” David knew God in a personal way. God was not just the God of David’s country, though he lived in the covenant nation of Israel. God was not just the God of David’s father, though he was raised in a God-fearing home. God was David’s personal God. David had enjoyed personal fellowship with God as he watched his father’s sheep out in the fields as a boy. David had composed and sang many psalms, such as Psalm 23, which show that he knew the Lord as his personal shepherd who cared for his every need.

You do not know God if you do not know Him personally. You can know about God, but not know God. You can use a lot of religious language and attend worship services and even say eloquent prayers, but not know God personally. We come to know God in a personal way through personal faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins. Jesus said, “For this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).

  1. THE WAY BACK IS A REPENTANT WAY.

To repent means to turn around or change direction. As we saw last week, David hadn’t sought God’s direction in his decision to go over to Achish, king of Gath. In fact, this move violated God’s explicit prohibitions for His people not to form alliances with the pagans in the land. But now David is very careful to seek God’s direction and to obey it.

In David’s day, a person could seek God’s will through the Urim and Thummim which were contained in the ephod, a vest-like garment in the possession of the high priest. Though scholars differ in their understanding of exactly what this was, it seems to have been some sort of God-ordained system of drawing lots. David now sought God’s direction in this way. The point is, this was a change from David’s earlier self-willed decision. He repented.

The way back to the Lord always involves acknowledging that I was wrong, turning from that wrong, and doing what God wants. Just as David now called for the ephod in front of all his men, so that they could see that David was not calling the shots, but rather that he was seeking and submitting to the Lord, so repentance often needs to be acknowledged in front of others, so that those who saw us going our own way realize that now there is a change.

  1. THE WAY BACK IS A SUBMISSIVE WAY.

Note 30:8: “Shall I pursue this band?” Many would not have bothered to ask the question: “These guys stole our families and our possessions. Let’s go get ‘em!” But David deliberately stopped to ask the Lord if he should pursue this band to try to recover what they had taken.

What if God had said, “No, David, your wives and your possessions are gone”? It would have been hard, but I think David would have submitted. You can’t write your own terms when you come to the Lord. You can’t say, “Lord, I’ll come back if You will do what I want.” He is the Lord, which means that He does what He wants, which doesn’t always fit with what I want. Submission means that I let Him call the shots. Whether He says, “It’s all gone,” or whether He graciously gives it back, I submit.

  1. THE WAY BACK IS A TRUSTING WAY.

God told David that he would recover everything and David took God at His word. He believed God and acted upon that belief in pursuing this band and fighting to take back what had been lost. It would not have done for David to sit around the ruins of Ziklag saying, “I’m just trusting the Lord.” He had to go and fight to recover what had been stolen.

Genuine faith is always active and obedient. Faith doesn’t passively sit around saying, “I believe.” Faith is taking God at His Word, often in the face of overwhelming circumstances to the contrary, and then obediently acting upon that Word until what is promised is reality. If you are recovering from a situation caused by your sin, you often have to believe what God says concerning your sins (that they are charged to Christ’s account, not to yours) and act upon it in spite of your feelings.

  1. THE WAY BACK IS A GENEROUS WAY.

On the way to pursue this enemy, 200 of David’s men were too exhausted to continue, so they stayed behind with the baggage (30:9-10). After they had defeated the enemy and recovered more than they had lost, some of the 400 men who had fought didn’t want to share the spoils with those who had stayed behind (30:22). But David would not let them act in this greedy way. He gave the men who stayed behind an equal share and he sent generous gifts to his countrymen in the surrounding towns (30:23-31).

The point is, the Lord doesn’t restore you to Himself so that you can live a comfortable, happy, self-centered life, hoarding all the blessings He has graciously given. The problem with David’s greedy men was that they thought they had recovered the spoil (30:22). But David’s reply makes it clear that he knew it was the Lord who had given them what they had recovered (30:23). If the Lord has given, then we must give an account to Him as stewards for how we dispense His gifts. The Lord never gives us His blessings just to make us happy. He gives us His blessings so that we can share them with others so that He is glorified.

So believers can go pretty low when they take the path away from the Lord. But, praise God, the way back is always open, even in our deepest despair! It is an intentional, personal, repentant, submissive, trusting, and generous way.

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Pray for Eli, Olivia’s baby, normal weight gain and health.

Pray for Caliste and Stephanie, inoperable brain tumors, both had an emotional setback this weekend.

Our salvation list, Barbara D, Mona R, Salvation prayers for Norma Perales, her husband Rick and her adult son Rick Jr. and that they would be delivered from gambling.

Remember Steve H, strength and encouragement.

Ricky r, still sober.

Sherry M, surprisingly still behaving.

PRAY FOR Bill Warneke, healing for his neck, depression and that he would take his meds and go see a doctor.

INSIDE OUT

May 25, 2019

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Was Jesus more introverted or extroverted?

 People who are more extroverted get energy from human interactions and are often talkative, assertive and outgoing. They are energized when they are around other people. Even from a young age, Jesus seemed to exhibit the traits of an extroverted person; his parents thought he was hanging out with family or friends on their journey home from Jerusalem (see Lk 2:44). Maybe Jesus tended to be extroverted.

 In contrast, people who are introverted get their energy from solitary activities and gain their drive from being alone or with close friends, rather than with groups of people. Jesus displayed many of these tendencies too (cf., Mt 8:18). Maybe Jesus tended to be introverted.

 Or maybe he was both—or neither.

  Jesus perfectly embodied both types of personalities. He knew when to withdraw from people and he knew when to move towards them. He knew when to step back and pray and he knew when to move forward and heal. He knew when to talk and he knew when to listen.

  Most of us lean toward one end of the introversion/extroversion spectrum. We all have natural abilities and inclinations that can affect how we respond to God’s calling But because we are called to imitate Christ, we will find ourselves following his example. Jesus didn’t let his temperament prevent him from doing what was necessary, especially when it required loving others.

 We can expect that following Christ will require us to move beyond our “comfort zone.” But that doesn’t require we deny or ignore our natural temperament. Our natural dispositions are part of God’s design and can be used to enhance our spiritual growth.

 Many spiritual disciplines favor certain temperaments. For example, solitude might come more naturally to an introverted person, while fellowship might be easier for extroverted people. While we need to engage in both, our inclinations can lead us to delve deeper into certain disciplines that seem to be a “natural fit.”

 We can even find ways to tailor the way we practice disciplines to our personalities. For example, an introverted person might feel more comfortable with indirect forms of communal engagement of Scripture, such as using Bible study tools, while an extroverted person might find reading the Bible in a group setting to be more effective than solitary engagement.

Nature vs. Nurture, some people are born to be one way or the other in temperament, but our environment can cause to act in a contrary way. So if you are introverted and forced to act as an extrovert it can cause undue stress and vs.

Don’t force yourself to be something you are not.

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Remember Billie W, she needs guidance about career choices.

John G, in a bitter, sour marriage as he puts it. He knows God wants him to stay in the marriage but his wife won’t come in for counseling and since the last child has left the home he is sorely tempted to pack it up.

Pray for Bill Warneke, depression, severe neck problems, the beginnings of Parkinson’s he has his good days and bad.

Pray for Steve H, a double blessing, strength and encouragement.

Remember Caliste and Stephanie, both are dealing with the fact that they have inoperable brain tumors. One is doing better than the other because she has a bigger cadre of people supporting her. Pray God brings more people into both their lives. They are the perfect example of one being extroverted and one being introverted and how it has affected their circle of friends.

Pray for those on our salvation list; Barbara D, Mona R, the Perales family.

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  “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee” (Ps. 55:22).

  Our Father’s living waters flow both in summer and winter (Zech. 14:8). He provides the barrenness of winter in order to cut us off from every other supply, and teach us to draw from His ever-flowing water of life.

  “The Father passes us through all the seasons here; and the winter, the most trying one, is the most helpful, if we are really cast on Him in it. Then the real measure of our dependence on Him is ascertained, and also the extent of our resources in Him; and we make acquisitions in Him which we never make at any other time. All our growth and fruit depend on our winters, or rather on how we pass through them.

The more we can rest in Him the more we are independent of everything outside of Him at such a time, the more vigor we really possess; and the better we get over the winter, be it ever so severe. If I am independent of the winter, it is evident that I have mastered it, and not it me; and if I have done so, through the strength of the Lord Jesus, I am relieved though in no human way. Peter is delivered from prison in a superhuman way; but first he, though enduring a very trying winter, could lay him down and sleep—take his rest, because the Lord sustained him.

It is a wonderful thing to be so satisfied with the Lord Jesus’ company, that we can be tranquil about everything. I remember when I used to think that I should be happy beyond conception if I were able to say, ‘I will fear no evil; my heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.’ In order to reach this, you must find Him enough, without anything else. You can never prove the worth of anyone, until you are absolutely dependent upon him.

  “I laid down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me” (Ps. 3:5).

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Caliste Burt is recovering slowly, they were not able to remove the third and final brain tumor. As I mentioned before they decided to ‘wrap’ the tumor hoping that it will keep it from growing or migrating.

Stephanie t, is dealing with anxiety over the fact that she also can’t have her brain tumor removed because of it’s location.

Both these ladies are trying to live with calmness and peace and not fear.

Travis M, back surgery next week, it will be his third operation in two years.

Ricky r, still practicing sobriety. Still going to 2 AA meetings a day.

Mike Ballard, hand surgery tomorrow, smashed his hand up really bad with an angle grinder that got away from him

Sherry M, our cyclical repentant, comes to church for 6 weeks all is right with the Lord, then she goes totally outside of any kind of safety zone, engages in really risky behavior. She might not come back to church for months. Then she calls, asks if we can have lunch, there’s a parking lot confession, lots of crying. She comes back to church. It’s a miracle that she hasn’t contracted AIDS or anything else or ended up in the trunk of some car. I’ve told her daughter to put a chip in her just in case.

OK THESE ARE JUST THE EVENTS, YOU DRAW THE CONCLUSIONS.

IN 40 YEARS OF COUNSELING FOR THE 5TH TIME I HAVE HAD THE SAME SYMPTOMS (FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM) APPEAR.

THE GIRLS WERE ALL UNRELATED, IN DIFFERENT STATES (UNITED STATES)BUT EVERYTHING ELSE WAS THE SAME.

WHEN THEY WERE 13 YEARS OLD, THEY WERE STILL VIRGINS, CONFESSING CHRISTIANS, INVITED TO A SLUMBER PARTY, AND PLAYED WITH A OUIJA BOARD. DURING THE ALL GIRL SLEEP OVER, THE EXPERIENCE WITH THE OUIJA BOARD GAVE EACH OF THE GIRLS NIGHTMARES, AND SOMETHING WEIRD HAPPENED DURING THE PLAYING.

A RELIGIOUS PICTURE FELL OFF THE WALL, CATS STARTED ACTING STRANGE  (HOW COULD YOU TELL, CATS ARE STRANGE ANYWAY) OR THE NIGHTMARES.

FLASH FORWARD, ALL THE GIRLS ARE MARRIED, STILL CONFESSING CHRISTIANS, FAIRLY ‘NORMAL’ STRAIGHT FORWARD LIVES.

EXCEPT NOW ONE FEELS SHE’S HARASSED BY DEMONS (NOT POSSESSED), ONE IS HAVING THE SAME NIGHTMARE, TWO THINK THEY ARE HAVING OUT OF THE BODY EXPERIENCES, AND LAST IS HAVING NIGHTMARES AND IT’S THE SAME EXACT SAME ONE SHE HAD WHEN USING THE OUIJA BOARD.

ALL HAVE COME IN FOR COUNSELING AND ALL ARE CONVINCED THAT IF THEY HAD NOT PLAYED WITH THE BOARD 20+ YEARS AGO ALL WOULD BE FINE.

ALL ARE SEEKING TO BE ‘DELIVERED’.

LET ME TELL YOU ANOTHER STORY, KIND OF RELATED AND THEN WE WILL GET BACK TO THE GIRLS.

BILLY GRAHAM, TM, TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION WAS JUST BECOMING THE RAGE, BILLY GRAHAM WAS ASKED IF THIS WAS A SAFE PRACTICE FOR CHRISTIANS, HE DIDN’T KNOW, SO HE BOUGHT A BOOK ON THE SUBJECT AND IMMEDIATELY DURING HIS FIRST AND ONLY EXPERIENCE WITH TM, BECAME STRONGLY AWARE OF THE PRESENCE OF A DEMONIC HOST WAITING FOR A VICTIM TO APPEAR.

REV GRAHAM FELT THAT THE ONLY THING THAT PROTECTED HIM WAS THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE AND OUT.

HE THEN WENT ON TO EXPLAIN TO EVERYONE THE DANGERS OF EASTERN MYSTICISM AND HYPNOSIS (ANOTHER ALTERED STATE)WHICH WE CAN BLAME THE BEATLES FOR THE FORMER.

NOW BACK TO THE GIRLS, AFTER A LONG PRAYER SESSION, THE PARTAKING OF COMMUNION AND SOUND BIBLICAL COUNSELING THE GIRLS ALL WENT ON WITHOUT FURTHER PROBLEMS.

MORAL OF THE STORY, STAY AWAY FROM THE DARK SIDE, I COULD TELL YOU A HUNDRED MORE STORIES HOW ANYTHING FROM MARTIAL ARTS TO SPELLS, HOROSCOPE READING, PALM READING ETC. HAVE LED PEOPLE TO UNPLEASANT SPIRITUAL DANGERS.

FRIEND THE DEVIL AND HIS HOST ARE REAL, AND AS THE GOOD BOOK SAYS ‘HE IS A LION SEEKING WHOM HE WILL DEVOUR’ OR AS DR. J. VERNON MCGEE USED TO SAY ‘HE IS A LYING, SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DESTROY.

GOD BLESS

DON’T FORGET OUR BIBLE GIVE AWAY

EMAIL US FOR ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR PRAYER REQUESTS TO SCUMLIKEUSCHURCH@GMAIL.COM

WE ARE GIVING AWAY AN “EVERY MANS BIBLE”, NIV VERSION. I JUST NEED TO COME UP WITH A GOOD QUESTION.

PRAY FOR CALISTE, THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO REMOVE THE BRAIN TUMOR. IT WAS DEEMED TO DANGEROUS. THEY DECIDED TO “WRAP” THE TUMOR. BASICALLY, HOPING IT WOULD STOP THE TUMOR FROM GROWING OR SPREADING. THE IS REALLY AN OVER SIMPLIFICATION OF A REALLY COMPLICATED MEDICAL PROCEDURE.

STEPHANIE TAYLOR HAS NOT  HAD HER BRAIN SURGERY YET.

Ricky R, tomorrow will be his 29th day of sobriety.

Ray M, dementia and violent mood swings, they finally had to put him in home. His wife and adult children want them to all move closer together but Ray doesn’t understand the situation and is making things very difficult.

Pray for Bill Warneke, depression, chronic neck pain, not always taking his meds.

Jenna M, came to the battered women’s shelter yesterday, 2 small kids. Her court appearance didn’t go as she planned but is probably for the best. She either gets a guardian appointed for the kids (2) or they go into foster care. Her parents said they can take them for a few months. Jenna will have to have mandatory psychiatric counseling and a reevaluation in 6 months. Pray for the family and for Jenna’s salvation.

THE BAND AID THEORY

April 28, 2019

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THE BAND-AID THEORY

Ok it goes like this, you are a band-aid, you are in the box, in your wrapper and you are brand new.

You are a virgin, so let’s say you have your first sexual encounter, you are not in the box (protected) and you have lost your wrapper. And when you have your next sexual experience you have to peel yourself off the other band-aid; and you get stuck to the next one.

As time goes by and your sexual experiences with other people increase two things happen, less adhesiveness , and what level of sexual experience you had with the last person you will bring into the next relationship. Date a freak, have freaky sex, become a freak, and then share that with someone else.

Hear the sucking sound, its your life, if you are fortunate to only have one sexual encounter with one person and it is there only encounter and you get married or are married you can see the power of the adhesiveness. But the more experiences the less ability to stick.

With our sick level of attention to sex, where little 8 year old girls look like hookers and the rate of under age 12 pregnancies increasing, children raping other children we are heading ( no we are already there) living in the exact age where God annihilated nations for worshipping sex.

So to you virgins, keep the wrapper on, to those who have lost their wrapper, practice celibacy, don’t go to that last level of sex you had with your last relationship.

Act like a virgin, practice purity, abstain from lustful practice, stop watching, reading viewing anything related to sex. (I still can’t believe how many Christians read “50 shades of grey”)

From your elder brother in the Lord.

God bless scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

pray for Caliste Burt, her surgery is May 9th, the surgery could be up to 14 hours long, the doctor performing the must have 3 straight days of rest and no work before he can be allowed to perform the surgery. She is frightened, but knows lots of people are praying for her.

Olivia, still no baby, doctors are not concerned as due dates are just guesses.

Pray for Bill Warneke, chronic neck pain, depression and some memory problems.

Pray for Stephanie Taylor, a very private person, her brain surgery is sometime in May as well.

Remember Norma Perales and her husband Rick and adult son Rick Jr. salvation.

Pray for Barbara D, salvation, she is the very definition of “praying for someone that has sorely abused you”

Pray for Mona R, salvation.

Remember Ricky R, this is his 3rd week of sobriety.

Pray for Allen, our Aryan pastor friend, loose the hate and rigidity.