If we could take a big vacuum cleaner and suck hate out of this world, what a beautiful place this would be. One day we will see a place like this, Heaven is it’s name! — Winston Staples—
As I lay,
looking out my window,
softly to the ground,
on this cold winter’s day.
Ah, it’s so pretty,
Ah, it’s so white,
and how beautiful
in the moon light,
on a cold winter’s night.
Thank you Heavenly Father,
for eyes to see,
and hands to write,
about your creation,
day and night.
As this old body gets weak,
And the pain grows great,
And I find it hard to pray,
As my headaches get worse everyday.
I can no longer read God’s word,
And meditate on message,
That is heard.
My friend Ed Sealy,
wrote these words,
In a song,
He sings so well.
Titled ” Caught in The Balances”
The words go like this:
” Lord I’d love to praise you,
But my body’s to weak,
I can’t read your Word
To hear as you speak,
But I have your presence,
You promised to me,
When I”m caught in the balances,
Trusting in Thee.”
This is the first verse of the song; I trust you will enjoy it!
David’s Psalm of praise.
1 I will extol thee, my God, O king;
and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee;
and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise thy works to another,
and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty,
and of thy wondrous works.
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts:
and I will declare thy greatness.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
and shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion;
slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9 The Lord is good to all:
and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord;
and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
and talk of thy power;
12 to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall,
and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
and holy in all his works.
18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him:
but all the wicked will he destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in highplaces. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
1 Thessalonians 4 New King James Version (NKJV)
Plea for Purity
4 Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; 2 for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. 7 For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. 8 Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given[a] us His Holy Spirit.
A Brotherly and Orderly Life
9 But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; 10 and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; 11 that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.
The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.[b]
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 John 4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God…
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King James Version (KJV)
20 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not…
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When my wife and I go for drives in the country, we are delighted
when we see a lovely log cabin. The view of these lovely cabins
takes me back in my thoughts to the pioneer days. The pioneers
traveled far, traveled slow and worked hard. Their cabins were not
fancy or brightly painted, there was no landscaping done, no lawns
to mow; that might have been a good thing. They built their cabins
by the sweat of their brow. These cabins were not much by our
standards today but to them it was their castle; it was their life
or death in the harsh winter. Yes, they were hard working people,
people with high moral standards, standards which this country
was built on. We, as a nation need to return to and use these
moral standards today; let God fill our cabins with His love and
build our country on that. Let us put our faith in Jesus and He will
build us a home in Heaven, not a simple cabin but a mansion.
We read in 2 Cor.5:1 ” For we know that if our earthly house of
this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house
not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
—– Winston Staples ——
When I was a lad,
O, what a great time I had,
Even when I walked ,
miles to Sunday School,
With my mom and dad.
God blessed me,
With two great brothers,
They are always welcome,
And so great to see.
Yes, we are believers,
In the gospel,
That if one calls upon,
The precious name of Jesus,
They will have a home,
A home in Heaven,
Because from sin,
They have been set free.