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Heavenly Diamonds

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The sun is going down,

soon the stars will appear,

sparkling like diamonds,

so bright and clear.

So many not counted,

O, what beauty

for my eyes to behold,

now they sparkle more brightly,

on this night so cold.

On and on they go,

further than man

and machine can see,

in this sky of diamonds;

O, what a beautiful creation

God has given you and me!

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HEAVEN!

In a previous blog, we looked at some Bible verses that told us the things that won’t plague us in Heaven; today in this blog let us see what the Bible tells us about what will be there.

Luke 15: 7,10—I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Heaven shall be a place of joy!

Rev.14:13—And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

There shall be rest in Heaven!

Luke 16:25— But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

One will be comforted there!

2 Peter 3:13— Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Righteousness will be there!Rev.7:15— Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

There will be service unto God there!

Matt.5:11-12—Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Heaven is a place of rewards!1 Peter 1:4—To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Our inheritance is waiting there!

Romans 8:17-18—And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Glory will be there!

JUST THINKING!

As I look over the hill,

the fog is settling in,

much like the day,

Satan caused mankind to sin.

I walked in the fog,

the fog called sin,

for sixteen years,

then one night a light shone,

the light of God’s word,

began to light up my heart,

and the Holy Spirit convicted me,

yes, pointed out my sin.

God’s word says,

only one way to Heaven,

and only one way to HIM;

that is through the shed blood,

as Jesus hung on Calvary’s tree,

providing redemption for me.

So, I cried,

Oh, Jesus I am a sinner,

please give salvation to me,

and a place in Heaven,

with the Saints before me.

~Winston Staples

Setting A New Voyage!

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As we start a new year you might say we are setting sail on a new voyage in life! I wrote this poem with that thought in mind!

Setting Sail: Life is like a voyage, sailing across the sea, setting our sails, to find breezes to set us free. as we set sail, we find the sailing may be rough, the waves roaring high, visibility mighty tough. We discover it is so hard, to be captain of our ship, when we have an enemy, seeking to make us slip. When our lives, like the ships, face tempest and despair, we need to seek a harbor, and find shelter there. In this voyage, we have a choice, who will captain our ship, Jesus, who wants to save us; Satan who wants us scuttle our ship. So dear soul, who will your captain be; Satan who keeps you in bondage, or Jesus…

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A FAVORITE BIBLE PASSAGE!

 

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Colossians 3:10-17
King 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.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD!

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Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

On this wonderful January day of the year 2020, I am thinking about the church of today where hymns and choruses are seen on overhead screens by present day technology. Today hymn books are hardly used anymore and the good old blood sacrifice of Christ hymns for our sins are all about forgotten. I penned a writing a few years ago on this subject and I share them now.
Some folks seem to be offended by singing about the blood and want hymns that sing about the blood of Christ removed. Hymns like, ” Redeemed, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb”; There is power in the blood”; ” Alas! And did my Savior bleed”; ” Saved by the blood of the Crucified One”; ” When I see the blood”; ” My faith has found a resting place”, and many others. Dear folk, if we remove the blood, we remove…

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Spiritual Peace![1]

Spiritual peace according to the Scriptures:
Romans 15:32,33; 2Cor.13:11; 1Thess.5:23; Heb.13:20,21—- God is the God of spiritual peace.
Isaiah 26:12——— God ordains spiritual peace.
Psalm 85:8———- God speaks words of spiritual peace to His Saints.
2 Thess.3:16——- Christ is the Lord of spiritual peace and the giver of spiritual peace.
Lord bid war’s trumpet cease;
Fold the whole world in peace. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Spiritual peace according to the Scriptures:
Luke 1:78,79——— Christ guides us in the way of spiritual peace.
Eph.2:13,14———- Christ is our spiritual peace. He is the Prince of Peace!
Isaiah 53:5; Col.1:20—- Spiritual peace is a result of Christ’s finished work at Calvary.
John 14:27———– ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” [ Eternal peace ]

[ prepared by Winston Staples ]

God’s Presence

God is near, as I walk in the forest green, and when I sit by waters clear, and I sense His presence, when I view the white tailed deer. I enjoy His presence in the morning still, while walking through a beautiful garden, seeing the lily and the golden daffodil. I know He is with me, while I am walking in a deep valley, or climbing very steep hills. I feel His warmth in the sunshine, and His freshness in the rain, and His gracious hand of mercy, while I am living with my pain. I feel God’s presence, when I read His Holy Word, there He reveals His story, the greatest love story ever heard. When I awake in the morning, I have nothing to fear, I praise God and give thanks, that my Lord is near.~ Winston Staples

HUMILITY! [2]

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800-thanksgiving2   Humility according to the Scriptures:

Proverbs 3:34—– Surely he scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly.    James 4:6b— God resisteth the proud, but  giveth grace unto the lowly. [ humble]

Proverbs 18:12; 29:23——- Honor shall uphold the humble in spirit

  Col. 3:12——-  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.

Humility according to the Scriptures:

1 Peter 5:5,6 ——— Followers of Christ are to be clothed in humility. [ not a proud spot showing ]

Ephesians 4:1,2—– We are to walk with humility.

Colossians 2:18,23– Be on the look out for false humility!

” What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us, it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.” —– Monica Baldwin

[ prepared by Winston Staples ]

 

HUMILITY![1]

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Humility: ” Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.” —- William Temple
Christ is our perfect example.——– Matt.11:29; John 13:14,15; Phil. 2:7,8.
Humility is a part of a Saints Character—- Psalm 34:1-4.
Humility is respected by God.————— Psalm 138:6; Isaiah 66:2.
The humble shall be lifted up and saved.— Job 22:29.
” Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; Where we are right, make us easy to live with.”——– Peter Marshall
I believe that we as believers should be living in humility as Christ taught.
Humility according to the Scriptures.
Luke 14:11; 18:14————– He that humbles himself shall be exalted. If not now, one will be later in service for our Lord!
Psalm 9:12————— God hears the cries of the humble!
James 4:10—- Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.
Matthew 18:4; 20:26-28—— Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as a little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. We are to be humble and serve our fellow-man as Christ came to do! ” Humility is to make the right estimate of one’s self.” — Charles Spurgeon