Friday, March 24, 2023

Yes, He Will.

You did not come this far only to come this far.

The Lord will bring you to it!

Psalm 138:8 ... The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Philippians 1:6 ...  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

1 Thessalonians 5:24 ...  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Salvation ...

Salvation is by free grace alone! In eternity past, the Lord fixed upon the objects whom He intended to deliver from sin, Satan, and the curse and whom He designed to raise to holiness, happiness, and honor. He assigns no reason but His sovereign good pleasure: "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy; and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion!" (Romans 9:15)

He chose His people out of the vast mass and recorded their names in the book of life. He gave them to our dear and adorable Immanuel to be His care, charge, and bride. He appointed them to life, sonship, and conformity to Jesus and all of free grace! 

Grace scatters blessings upon millions, but never utters a curse against any. She provides salvation for her objects but is in no sense the cause of the damnation of the rest. Her language is SAVE; but never DESTROY. Sovereign grace rightly viewed embodies everything that is sweet, pleasant, charming, and delightful. It is as free as the summer breeze, as pure as the sun's bright ray, and as pleasant as the morning light!  All who know it, love it; all who have seen it, admire it; and all who enjoy it, adore it! 

Grace finds a depth for our sins, a fountain for our needs, a covering for our persons, and a Heaven for our eternal habitation. Oh, that Heaven would coin language sufficiently grand, and furnish ideas sufficiently noble to speak of the glories of sovereign grace, or to show forth half its praise! Salvation, then originates in the free grace of God, flows in the channel of the Redeemer's blood, and aims at the glorification of Jehovah in all His perfections. 

Salvation was planned in eternity, executed in time, and shall be realized and enjoyed until eternity can end! Salvation is divine in its contrivance, execution, and application; holy in its character, tendency, and design; and free in its bestowment and operations. Salvation is of God, by grace, to holiness, forever!

[James Smith] 

Ephesians 2:8 ... For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:


Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing.

We are as ship without wind.

We are useless.

[Charles H. Spurgeon]

John 15:5 ...  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Bad Fruit.

 Never seek revenge.

Rotten fruit will fall all by itself!

John 15:2 ... Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Matthew 7:19 ... Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Romans 12:19 ... Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.


Monday, March 20, 2023

Place of Repair

When trials press upon me and God permits the unexpected test, ‘Tis there I learn some lesson sweet and precious as simply on His faithfulness I rest. 

[Unknown Author]

John 19:33 ... These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. 

Sunday, March 19, 2023

That Unclean Donkey!!

Every firstborn creature must be the Lord's; but since the donkey was unclean, it could not be presented in sacrifice to Him. What then? Should it be allowed to go free from the universal law? By no means! God admits of no exceptions. The donkey is His due, but He will not accept it; He will not abate the claim; but yet He cannot be pleased with the unclean victim. No way of escape remained, but redemption, the donkey must be saved by the substitution of a lamb in its place; or if not redeemed, it must die! 

My soul, here is a lesson for you! That unclean donkey is yourself! You are justly the property of the Lord who made you and preserves you, but you are so sinful that God will not, cannot, accept you! It has come to this: the Lamb of God must stand in your stead, or you must die eternally! 

Let all the world know of your gratitude to that spotless Lamb who has died for you, and so redeemed you from the fatal curse of the law! Must it not sometimes have been a question with the Israelite, as to which should die the donkey or the lamb? Would not the man pause to estimate and compare the values of these animals? Assuredly there was no comparison between the value of a sinful man, and the spotless Lord Jesus! Yet the Lamb dies; and the man, the donkey is spared! 

My soul, admire the boundless love of God to you! Vile worms are bought, with the blood of the holy Lamb of God! Dust and ashes are redeemed, with a price far above silver and gold! What a doom would have been mine, had not plenteous redemption been found! The breaking of the neck of the donkey was but a momentary penalty. But who shall measure the eternal wrath to come, to which no limit can be imagined! Inestimably dear is the glorious Lamb, who has redeemed me from such a doom! 

[Charles H. Spurgeon]

Exodus 34:20 ...  But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty. 

Saturday, March 18, 2023


All you have to decide is what you will do with 
the time that is given to you. 

Choose wisely.

Joshua 24:15 ... And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Deuteronomy 30:19 ... I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Children of Light

You are His Child. You will find pasture and a peaceful place. He will drive out your enemies before your very eyes. He brings life where there was death. Hope where there was hopelessness. Is anything too difficult for Him? Trust in Him. Emotions are fickle and not to be trusted. He most certainly knows how to humble the proud. 

Do not be dismayed or shaken when it seems that evil prospers. When He arises, His enemies are scattered. When light breaks forth darkness must flee. You are Children of Light. To walk this path, stay in agreement with heaven and do not turn to the right or to the left. We walk by faith not by sight. Do not trust what you see or be robbed by circumstance. 

Children of Light walk-through darkness and the wreckage of sin and death. Speak to these bones to LIVE! Call HEALING where there is sickness. Call LIGHT where there is darkness and SPEAK LIFE where there is death. 

Heaven is our reality. We do not look at the things that are seen, but the things that are unseen. Speak His Will. Faith is heaven’s currency, and He has given you full measure. With Him you have more than enough. Take back what has been stolen. You are His arms, His legs, His mouth. Speak, walk, touch. You have the mind of Christ. 

You have walked in the natural. He is calling you to walk in the Supernatural. The Kingdom of darkness cannot stand against His body when it is awake. And so, I say to you, “AWAKE, AWAKE!” Arise! His blood flows to His body to bring life! Believe Me when I tell you, you speak life or death. Speak LIFE! Ask according to His Will and it shall be done. The armies of heaven await your words.

 [Troi Nelson Cockayne]

Ezekiel 37:4 ... Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Ephesians 5:8 ...  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 

Thursday, March 16, 2023

"His People"

How much we have to be thankful for. Everything short of Hell, is mercy! 

THE OBJECTS OF GOD'S CARE. "His people."  Those whom He has chosen for His own, and eternally set apart for His praise. Those whom He has redeemed from the claims of justice, by His blood. Those whom He has called out of the world and consecrated to His service. Those with whom He has entered into covenant, saying, "I will be your God, and you shall be My people!" (Leviticus 26:12) They are His own in the highest, holiest, and most blessed sense. 

THEIR PILGRIMAGE. They are brought into a wilderness. That is, the world becomes a wilderness to them, in consequence of His precious work within them. They have to pass through the wilderness, where they experience spiritual hunger and thirst, and are often sighing for suitable supplies. Nor hunger only, but spiritual weariness for they have little rest or repose. Many foes meet them, oppose them, and come into conflict with them. Dangers in every direction surround them, and many painful privations are felt by them. These and other things discourage them. But it is the way to the Promised Land! Egypt has been left, the wilderness is now being journeyed, and Canaan with all its glory is before us! 

THE MANNER OF GOD'S GUIDING. The Lord leads us by His servants, by His providence, and by His Word. He leads us like a faithful shepherd leads a flock with care, watchfulness, and wisdom; like a kind parent leads a little child with gentle attention and love; like a mother eagle, who teaches her young to fly watches it if there is the least danger, and darts beneath it and carries it on her wings; like only a God could whose patience, love, and grace, are as constant as the day! Thus, the Lord leads us; never taking His eye off us or remitting His care at any time for one moment. 

THE CAUSE OF GOD'S ATTENTIVE LEADING. "His mercy endures forever!" (Psalm 136:1) His mercy fixed upon them and chose them for His own. His mercy took charge of them, to conduct them to the promised land. His mercy continued with them, through the whole of the long, tedious, and trying journey. His mercy was glorified in them, in its constancy and power to supply. In His mercy, He led them to try them, to prove them, to humble them, to teach them, and to do them the greatest good. The Lord always makes the world, to be a wilderness to His people. They cannot feel at home in it, nor will it yield them suitable or sufficient supplies. In the wilderness, they learn His ways. They learn to trust in Him, to look to Him, and to expect everything from Him. In the wilderness, He becomes everything to them! 

In the wilderness, He prepares them for 'Canaan'. He weens them from the world, empties them of self, and shows them the insufficiency of all creatures! All who follow the Lord as their leader, arrive safely in their heavenly home. He does not lead them by the shortest way, nor by the easiest way but He leads them in the right way, which is the best way. Following Him, they escape dangers, find supplies, master difficulties, overcome their foes, and arrive with certainty at their journey's end! 

Reader, what is the world to you? Is it a home or a wilderness? What are you in the world? Are you a resident or a stranger and a pilgrim? Is God leading you through it or are you making your home in it? If God is leading you through the wilderness, then do not be surprised if you meet with changes, trials, difficulties, and troubles; they are wilderness fare. If you can make your home in the wilderness, then do not be surprised if you are excluded from the 'Promised Land'. For only those whom God leads through the wilderness, ever arrive safely there! 

[James Smith] 

Psalm 136:16 ...  To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Wonders of His Providence!

Do not judge divine providence in little pieces; it is a grand mosaic and must be seen as a whole. The Lord's wisdom is seen in arranging the smallest events so as to produce great results. We frequently hear people say of a pleasant or a great event, "What a providence! This is the finger of God!" while they are silent as to anything which appears less important or has an unpleasant savor. 

But the place of the flower upon the hillside, is as fixed as the station of a king! And the dust, which is raised by a cartwheel, is as surely steered by divine providence as the planet in its orbit! There is as much providence in the creeping of an insect upon a rose leaf, as in the marching of an army to ravage a continent! Everything, the most minute, as well as the most magnificent is ordered by the Lord who has prepared His throne in the heavens, whose kingdom rules over all! 

Whatever the event may be, the attentive eye will as clearly see the Lord's providential hand. I am sure that God is in the world; yes, and is at my own fireside, and in my chamber, and manages my affairs, and orders all things for me, and for each one of His redeemed children. We need no miracles to convince us of His working, the wonders of His providence are as great marvels as miracles themselves. 

[Charles H. Spurgeon]

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Romans 8:28 ...  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Proverbs 16:9 ... A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

Proverbs 19:21 ... There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Growing Smaller

96% of Americans no longer hold a biblical worldview, post-Covid (Barna). Among young people who identify traditionally as born-again, the numbers are declining as well as of 2023. The impact of education, arts, and entertainment, and our changing society make it clear that regardless of what we might hope will change (for the better) is actually getting worse. 

As I had stated many times before, our numbers are growing smaller. By 2050 we won't recognize the church as it is today. 

[Christopher Gregory]

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2 Timothy 3:1 ... This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 ...  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Revelation 2:4 ... Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.