Hereby We Know the Spirit John is called the apostle of love.  His writing is tied to loving God.  We should love him because he’s trustworthy.  John warns us of spiritual activity going on in society. 1 John 4 King James Version (KJV) 1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because...
Unchangeable? Jeremiah 13: 22 And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare.23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.25 This...
God’s Notebook Part 2 Malachi 3: 16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up...
Enduring Such Contradiction Hebrews 12: 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Verse 1 admonishes us to lay aside anything that might weigh us down in this Christian race and states...
Reaching the Departure Point II Kings 2: 1And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.  9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said,...
God’s Notebook Part 1 Malachi 3: 16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up...
Show Yourself A Man Here King David is nearing the end of his reign and his life.  His son Solomon will take over.  His injunction to Solomon was shew thyself a man.  It’s what we need; it’s what our country and our world needs—all of us to show ourselves as real men and women solid as Biblical people of God. I...
A Gathering of Fathers Jacob went over it again and again.  His grandparents, Abraham and Sara, were there.  His parents, Isaac and Rebekah, were there.  His wife, Leah, was there.  When he died, that is where he was to be taken and buried. Genesis 35: 27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city...
The Color of the Harvest Jesus gives us the color of the harvest.  Farmers go by color of their crop to know when the harvest is ready.  When you see certain characteristics in your garden, you know it’s ready. John 4: 33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?34 Jesus saith...
Hastening and Lingering Hasting and lingering—these two words are a contrast, but these actions are being taken in this story and today as well.  There is hastening on the spiritual side by God and a whole lot of lingering on our side.  If you’re lingering, what’s the matter with you? Genesis 15: 15 And when the morning...
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