Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Eclipse

and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days
and for years.  Genesis 1:14

Everyone is talking about the eclipse on August 21st,
wondering if it means anything. Because God set the
sun, moon and stars in the heavens 'as signs,' my take
on it is that this Eclipse is very important and we
should seek God, not man, for understanding.
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Eclipse-Literally a defect or failure; an interception or
obscuration of the light of the sun caused by the inter-
vention of the moon which hides the suns disk.
Websters Dictionary 1825.

Hmm, 'defect or failure.'

We in little Weiser, ID are right in the center of the event.
The town is about to fill up to overflowing, but no one
knows exactly what that is going to look like. There is a
carnival atmosphere. Yet the back roads leading to the
farm lands are afraid of fire as people drive off the roads
to view the Eclipse. It is very dry here.

I believe that the Eclipse is just one of the signs that God
is orchestrating so we would know just how late is the
hour. We are living at the end of the 6,000 years. Remem-
ber that God rested on the seventh day. Many Jewish
scholars believe that God is only giving this earth 7,000
years. The 1,000 years mentioned in Revelation 20 cor-
respond to the day God rested, the seventh day. Before
the 1,000 years, or Millennium, there comes seven years
of Tribulation. Former blogs go into detail as to how
everything is ready for a one world government and the
anti-christ.

This view is not taught by many theologians and some
of you have grown up believing the earth is very old, that
there is no rapture, no tribulation and no 1,000 years. If
that is the case then you are not looking for Him and you
don't have a clue as to how late it really is. Jesus said that
his coming would be like the time of Noah and Lot when
everyone thought life was wonderful and would continue
on. They were buying and selling, planting and harvesting--
living it up-- until God intervened by flood and fire.

Reader, I encourage you to read Matt 24, 1st & 2nd Thes-
salonians, 1 Corinthians 15--throw in Daniel and
Revelation.
Wow, that is a lot, but these books outline what is to come.
Every prophecy regarding the first coming was fulfilled
exactly. It will be the same thing for all the prophecies that
have not yet been fulfilled.

For those of you who would like a summary of what has
been happening in the heavens over the past two years,
check out the You Tube site below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0cMXiaRfdY



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shallow and Profound

Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do 
all to the glory of God.   I Cor 10:31.

Even the shallow things of life, such as eating and 
drinking, walking and talking, are ordained by God. 
We are safeguarded by the shallow things of life. 
We have to live the surface, commonsense life in a 
commonsense way. We are so nauseatingly serious, 
so desperately interested in our own character and 
reputation, we refuse to behave like Christians in 
the shallow concerns of life. OC

Reader, life is made up of the commonplace. With
all of our technical toys it is harder to come down
to cleaning the toilet!  Our Lord was interested in
the commonplace. He used the simple things of
life, the basic things to bring home truth.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Cup Overflows

My cup overflows
Only goodness and steadfast love 
shall follow me all the days of 
my life...   Psalm 23:5,6

There is always something 'over,'
   When we trust our gracious Lord;
Every cup is overflowing,
   His great rivers all are broad.
Nothing narrow, nothing sparing,
   Ever springing from His store;
To His own He gives full measure,
   Overflowing, evermore.

There is always something 'over,'
   When we, from the Father's hand,
Take our portion with thanksgiving,
   Praising for the path He planned.
Satisfaction, full and deepening,
   Fills the soul, and lights the eye,
When the heart has trusted Jesus
   All its needs to satisfy.

There is always something 'over,'
   When we tell of all His love;
Unreached depths still lie beneath us,
   Unscaled heights rise far above:
Human lips can never utter
   All His wondrous tenderness,
We can only praise and wonder,
   And His name forever bless.
Margaret E Barber

He who did not spare his own Son, 
but gave him up for us all--
how will he not also, 
along with him, 
graciously give us all things? 
Romans 8:32

Reader, look at the verse at the top,
Surely, only does God shower us
with goodness and steadfast love. 
Then the verse at the bottom:
He who did not spare his own Son, 
will graciously give us all things.

We don't have to wait until we die and
go to heaven, we can receive from Him
in the moment so that, Our cup overflows...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Surrounded

Bring them here to me.   
Matthew 14:18

Do you find yourself at this very moment surrounded
with needs and nearly overwhelmed with difficulties,
trials, and emergencies? Each of us is God's way of
providing vessels for the Holy Spirit to fill. If you cor-
erectly understand their meaning, you will see them as
opportunities for receiving new blessings and deliver-
ance you can see not other way.

The Lord is saying to you, "Bring them here to Me." 
Firmly hold the vessels before Him, in faith and prayer.

Remain still before Him, 
Stop your own restless working until He begins to work. 
Do nothing that He Himself has not commanded you to do. 
Allow God time to work and He surely will.

Then the very trials that threatened to overcome you with 
discouragement and disaster will become God's 
opportunity to reveal His grace and glory in your life, in 
ways you have never known.

"Bring (your needs) here to me."  (AB Simpson)

Reader, I am a little overwhelmed by the coming week
end when Weiser becomes the center of the eclipse and
will bring thousands to our city. We will have a full house
here and it won't be easy to 'run to the store.' This scripture
and the commentary truly sets out a plan for peace--inner
peace. AB Simpson has blessed me in what he has penned.
He was still traveling and teaching even into old age.  He
founded the Christian Missionary Alliance denomination.
His bio is quite interesting. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

His Sweet Aroma

Thanks be to God who always 
leads us in triumph in Christ...
2 Corinthians 2:14

The proper perspective to maintain is that we are 
here for only on purpose--to be captives marching 
in the procession of Christ's triumphs. We are 
encompassed with the sweet aroma of Jesus, and
wherever we go we are a wonderful refreshment
to God. Oswald Chambers

Reader, is it not astounding that we can bring
refreshment to our God? But that is because
we are surrounded by the sweet aroma of Jesus.
We are to live and move and have our being
immersed in the triumph of Christ.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Strange Well

Spring up, O Well! Sing About it. 
Numbers 21:17

This was a strange song and a strange well. The Children 
of Israel had been traveling over the desert's barren sands;
and they were desperate for water, but there was none in
sight. Then God spoke to Moses and said, 'Gather the
people together and I will give them water.' (v 16)

Then the people gathered around with their rods. As they 
began to dig deeply into the burning sand they sang,
'Spring up O well! Sing about it.' Soon a gurgling sound
was heard, and suddenly a rush of water appeared, filling
the well and running along the ground. As they dug the
well in the desert, they had tapped into the stream that ran 
below and that had been unseen for very long.

How did the children of Israel reach the water of this well? 
It was through praise. As they stood on the burning sand, 
digging, they sang a praise song of faith.

Nothing pleases the Lord as much as praise. There is no
greater evidence of faith than the virtue of genuine 
thanksgiving. 

Reader, are you praising God enough? Are you thanking 
Him for the countless blessings you enjoy? Are you boldly 
praising Him even for the trials, which are actually bles-
sings in disguise? And have you learned to praise Him in 
advance for the answers yet to come?
(Selected from Streams in the Desert)


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nothing of the Old Life

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old
things have passed away; behold, all things 
have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

God pays no respect to anything we bring to Him. 
There is only one thing God wants of us, and that 
is our unconditional surrender. Oswald Chambers

Reader, I forget just how thorough our salvation is.
We think and act on what we believe about our-
selves. If I know that I have been born again from
above, I am far more inclined to bring to God
unconditional surrender. Think about that!