THANKSGIVING!

Leviticus 22:29King James Version

Psalm 50: 14

Off er unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

Psalm 26: 7
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

OUR ASSURANCE!

 ASSURANCE

Believers assurance paid in full; guaranteed and lasts for eternity.

Some things the Bible tells us about assurance:

Look at the following verses. 1/ Eph.3:12; 2 Tim.1:12; Heb.10:23.

I am using the KJV. and will give you Eph.3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

2/ Heb.6: 11,19.

Heb.6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

3/ 1John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. ( 1John 4:18 )

4/Their Redemption——– Read Job 19:25    ( under line or circle the words referring Assurance)

5/__________________________________ ( Rom.8:16; 1John 3:2 ) gives the believer assurance in our Christian walk.

6/___________________________________ gives assurance for the believer in Christ.

{ Isaiah 12: 2 }

7/ Eternal life       1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

8/Read Romans 8:38,39 and circle or underline or take note what is said about believer assurance.

( to be continued )

JUST THINKING!

Creations Beauty

Sitting looking out my window pane, everything’s so beautiful and green, being washed and refreshed by the falling rain. A woodpecker is tapping on a dead pine, tap, tap, tap, what a hammering sound; a chipmunk, carrying a piece of bread, scurries across the ground. Yes, as I look out, all nature is alive! Leaves so green, flowers so pretty in blossom everywhere; tells me we have a creator, who really cares. He not only cares for our physical being, and because of His love, He wants our soul to be free, and all His spiritual blessings seeing. Yes, He wants to set us free, from our bondage of sin; He sent Jesus, His only Son, and by His sacrifice, complete victory could be won.

~ Winston Staples

TODAY’S BIBLE READING!

Psalm 23King James Version

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

NICE WORDS!

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27 Neither give place to the devil.

28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

A HINT OF FALL!

 CREATED
While strolling through the woods today,
I was awed by the beauty of creation,
I was seeing along the way,
it encircled my being.
The baby blue sky,
the multitude of brightly colored leaves,
red, orange, yellow and gold,
their beauty, breath taking to behold.
The sparkling water of the beaver dam,
reflecting all the beauty around about,
caused my heart to want to shout.
Praise God! Praise God!
To God, our Creator there is no doubt.
Yes, all these things seen,
were created by the voice of God,
the creator of everything.
The only exception was man,
we were created by God’s mighty
hand. Yes You are the great I AM!

~ Winston Staples

ANGELS

Angels of Mercy: Angels of mercy may be any where, they show great love and gentle care; they may be a police person, walking their beat; a mother hearing her child’s prayer or a child helping an elderly person across the street, a doctor or nurse treating a patient with mercy and care; they may be giving the hungry something to eat. Angels of mercy may be anywhere, God’s word says, let us treat everybody fair, we might be entertaining Angels unaware. ~WINSTON STAPLES

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY!

Colossians 3:10-15King James Version

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

TRUSTING!

TRUSTING!
TO WALK IN TRUST IS BELIEVING IN AND HAVING FAITH IN
WHOM WE FOLLOW.
THINGS MANKIND SHOULD NOT TRUST IN:
THE WORLD SUPPER POWERS TRUST THEIR WEAPONS TO
THREATEN WEAKER NATIONS. PSALM 44: 6-8 TELLS US
NOT TO PUT OUR TRUST IN WEAPONS.
PSALM 49:6-7 IT IS NOT WISE TO PUT TRUST IN OUR
WEALTH.
WE CANNOT TRUST OUR LEADERS TO SAVE US FROM
OUR TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS; ONLY GOD IN HIS
THREE PERSONS CAN. HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO
HAS THE POWER TO DO SO.
WE CANNOT TRUST OURSELVES WE MUST PLACE OUR
TRUST IN GOD TO SAVE OUR INNER MAN[EZEK,33:13.]
WE CANNOT PLACE OUR TRUST IN OUR WORKS
TO SAVE SOULS ONLY GOD IN HIS THREE PERSONS
CAN DO THAT. [JER,48:7]
AS WE WALK THIS ROAD CALLED LIFE WE MUST HAVE
SECURE ANCHORS FOR US TO FINISH OUR WALK WELL.
WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD IN THE STORMS OF LIFE?
GOD WANTS US TO TRUST IN:
WE READ IN PSALM 33:21[KJV] FOR OUR HEART MAY
REJOICE IN HIM BECAUSE WE HAVE TRUSTED IN HIS
HOLY NAME. YES, WE CAN HAVE FAITH IN GOD’S HOLY
NAME BECAUSE IT ENDURES FOREVER.
TURN TO PSALM 119:42 [KJV] THE WORD STATES THAT
GOD’S WORDS ARE HOLY AND CAN BE TRUSTED THE
ENTIRE CHAPTER 119 IS ABOUT THE PRECIOUS WORD
OF GOD.
NOW FLIPTHE PAGES TO MATT.12: 17-21. IN THE
PASSAGE WE READ THAT CAN PUT OUR SOULS AND SPIRIT
SAFE AND SECURE WITH GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,
JESUS THE CHRIST.
WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS IN TRUSTING GOD?
PSALM 5:11 SAYS THAT WE CAN REJOICE AND HAVE JOY
WHEN WE TRUST IN GOD!
TURN WITH ME TO PSALM 22:4,5. TRUSTING IN CHRIST
BRINGS DELIVERENCE FROM OUR ENEMIES. YES, WE
CAN SING “VICTORY IN JESUS”! [PSALM 25:2,3]. YES,
“TRUST AND OBEY FOR THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO
BE HAPPY IN JESUS BUT TO TRUST AND OBEY”.
PLEASE TURN TO PSALM 31:19 WHERE WE READ THAT
WE WILL RECEIVE GOD’S GOODNESS BY TRUSTING IN
HIM. TURN TURN PSALM 32:10 AND NOTE THAT WE
WILL BE GIVEN HIS MERCY; IN PSALM 136 WE ARE
TOLD THAT GOD’S MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER. IN
PSALM 37:3,5 STATES HE WIILL PROVIDE OUR NEEDS.
BLESSED OR HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE
LORD![ PSALM 40:4 ]. [PSALM 73:28] BY TRUSTING HIM
WE WANT TO SERVE HIM. IN PROVERBS 3:5,6 WE SEE
BY TRUSTING GOD HE WILL GUIDE OR WORDS AND
OUR WORKS.
AND FINALLY IN ISAIAH 57:13 WE READ THAT WHEN WE
TRUST WE ECEIVE AN INHERITANCE!
[ PREPARED BY WINSTON STAPLES ][I USE THE [KJV].