Welcome to blog #2 for November, 2016
The Word for today
“I warned the proud, ‘Stop your boasting!’
I told the wicked, ‘Don’t raise your fists!
5 Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens
or speak with such arrogance.’”
6 For no one on earth—from east or west,
or even from the wilderness—
should raise a defiant fist.[a]
7 It is God alone who judges;
he decides who will rise and who will fall” (Psalm 75:4-7 NLT).
Had enough of the Hillary and Donald show?
I have. It is now time to govern, not campaign. Therefore, after the following comments, we will lessen the political input in the blog from this point forward. I make no specific promises of absolutely none, but will refrain as much as possible and focus on issues that are relevant to Christians in general, and Apostolics in particular.
He did it!
Against all odds, Donald J. Trump has been elected president of the USA! A few months ago, who would have given him a snowball’s chance in the Sahara? Not me. Someone who had never held public office, an outsider, whose only notoriety was to be a billionaire builder, has ascended to the highest office in America. I am not sure yet whether we Evangelicals who obviously put him over the top should be proud. Time will tell. But I trust he recognizes that fact.
As Pilate said, “What I have written, I have written.” No changing; no going back. The vote is in, the ballots were marked, and the die is cast. America chose Trump by 306 to 232 electoral votes. Some are saying it was God; others that it was the devil. Let’s just say it was the voters in the swing states.
Hillary’s and Sanders’ millennials can’t accept it, so they are rioting in the streets, emboldened by the likes of Harry Reid and the liberal media. Their numbers are swelled by the bused-in radicals, lousy looters, socialists and communists. They spout Marxist slogans, and carry signs that belie their true sentiments, which are not with America. Get over it, protesters, and let’s get on with the business of restoring America to the Republic our nation’s founders envisioned.
Dear Liberal Progressives:
I’m noticing that a lot of you aren’t graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.
Some of you are apparently “triggered.” Because you are posting how “sick” you feel about the results.
How did this happen you ask?
You created “us” when you attacked our freedom of speech.
You created “us” when you attacked our right to bear arms.
You created “us” when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
You created “us” when you constantly referred to us as racists.
You created “us” when you constantly called us xenophobic.
You created “us” when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
You created “us” when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
You created “us” when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.
You created “us” when you attacked our flag.
You created “us” when you confused women’s rights with feminism.
You created “us” when you began to emasculate men.
You created “us” when you decided to make our children soft.
You created “us” when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.
You created “us” when you attacked our way of life.
You created “us” when you decided to let our government get out of control.
“You” created “us” the silent majority.
And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
And we did it with ballots, not bullets.
Posted by Debbie Ferguson. Well spoken.
Time always tells the truth.
“An unholy Church! It is of no use to the world, and of no esteem among men. Oh, it is an abomination, hell’s laughter, heaven’s abhorrence. And the larger the Church, the more influential, the worst nuisance does it become, when it becomes dead and unholy. The worst evils which have ever come upon the world, have been brought upon her by an unholy Church.” – Charles H. Spurgeon
“He is no fool who gives away what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Eliot, missionary to Peru (Something very similar was stated by Matthew Henry in his commentaries.)
“The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command the respect of the world.” –George Washington (1789)
“The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.” – Ronald Reagan
Liberals and Hollywood elites must be Latinophobes. Ever notice liberals say they’re moving to Canada if Trump gets elected? Why don’t they move to Mexico or Guatamala? – Various sources
The following was given to my wife, Roffie, by Sis. Mollie Thompson, missionary to Colombia, South America
Jesus—What A Name!
Sung it in worship,
Yelled it in revival,
Screamed it in danger,
Shouted it in victory,
Whispered it to the sinner, the sick and the dying,
Crooned it to my children,
Gasped it in pain,
Groaned it in travail,
Murmured it in despair,
Breathed it in panic,
Sobbed it in terror,
Moaned it in sorrow,
Muttered it in failure,
Whimpered it in self-loathing,
Whined it in failure,
Wailed it in real and imaginary affronts,
Wept it in repentance,
Laughed it in forgiveness,
Stammered it in astonishment,
Thought it when speech was prohibited and scoffing was the order of the day!
And in every language and tone of voice known to man, IT WORKS!!!
Conformed to His image?
I know the Bible says, “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters” (Romans 8:29 NLT). But sometimes we don’t feel like our lives resemble His very closely.
How did Jesus work His way through this earthly life so pristinely? Someone said He did it this way:
- He was subject to certain people, even Joseph and His mother Mary. He was Lord of all, yet He humbled Himself to be obedient. Each of us needs someone in our lives to whom we are subject.
- He was wed to a purpose: “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth” (Mark 1:38). His face was set like a flint toward Calvary and the redemption of mankind.
- He loved people who were unlovable—the Gadarene madman, the self-righteous man, the women who had been gross sinners.
- He suffered execution when He did not deserve it. How many of us are willing to die to self and pride when we have not been at fault?
- He performed 37 marvelous miracles of all kinds—yet, He gave glory to His Father. If we had done all that, who would have received the glory?
Oh, to be conformed to His image!
(Found on sticky notes deep in my Bible. Source uncertain.)
Are you a “country bumpkin”?
“If it is not [declared] unlawful for any persons to make some definite proclamation in regard to the truth of Scripture, there will arise countless errors. For every one will maltreat the Sacred Writings at his own sweet will. Country bumpkins!” – Huldrych Zwingli, quoting his opponents
New Spanish language booklet:
Versículos para Consejería y Evangelismo: Una guía de referencia rápida.
Todo ministro cristiano necesita estar preparado para responder a las preguntas de personas interesadas en el evangelio o en necesidad de consejería. Este librito le da las herramientas necesarias para hacer precisamente eso con temas tan diversos como el aborto, la homosexualidad, drogas, divorcio, autoestima, bautismo, infierno y mucho más. Mantenga este librito junto a su Biblia en todo momento y nunca estará despreparado para ser usado por Dios.
Adapted and edited by George Medina, who says, “We printed a limited amount, therefore the cost was a little high. We are selling them for $5.00 through our online bookstore at:
Libro: Versículos para Consejería y Evangelismo
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“Job has lost his children, but his wife he has retained, for he needed not to be tried by losing her: he was proved [tested] sufficiently by having her. . . .Why, asks Chrysostom, did the devil leave him his wife? Because he thought her a good scourge, by which to plague him more acutely than by any other means.” – Franz Delitzsch, Commentary on the Old Testament: Job, pp. 71-72.
I am sure second opinions might be in order on this observation by Chrysostom, who remained a life-long bachelor.
Did Someone hear?
Truth always “trumps” lies!
When the voters handed Hillary her pink slip.
Give us a sense of humor, Lord,
Give us the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And pass it on to other folk.