Month: January 2019

Isa 55.6 +

Separate-Holy

Isa 55.6

“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found,

call ye upon him while he is near:”

 

“Speculation about the future took the place of study of the past & present & of careful comparison of the facts of history with the predictions of prophecy.”

– L L Pickett /The Antichrist/

Jer 27.5 I have MADE the Earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.

– God made Heaven, Earth, World # 27

“The Bible nowhere tells us that a Jew will be the antichrist.”

– L L Pickett /The Antichrist/

 

SYCAMORE

Your leaves are now gone,

Like the wooded throng,

Of which you are one.

But your spheres still swing,

Patiently awaiting spring,

With its warm sun.

– eab, Jan. 1966

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Worship The Lord – And Witness For Him.

Learning From God's Word

“Give to the Lord glory and power” (Psalm 29:1) – God is calling us to worship Him.
“O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever” (Psalm 30:12) – We respond to His call. “Thank the Lord!… Love the Lord, all you godly ones!… Be strong, all who wait with hope for the Lord, and let your heart be courageous!” (Psalm 31:21,23-24). We, who have heard God’s call to worship and are learning to worship Him, are to call upon others to join with us in worshipping the Lord. Worship is to lead to witness, which will bring others to worship.

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Spiritual Gifts

Long-ing For Life

Spiritual gifts are nothing less than God himself in us, energizing our souls, imparting revelation to our minds, infusing power in our wills, and working his sovereign and gracious purposes through us. Spiritual gifts must never be viewed deistically, as if a God “out there” has sent some “thing” to us “down here.” Spiritual gifts are God present in, with, and through human thoughts, human deeds, human words, human love.

– Sam Storms, The Beginners Guide to Spiritual Gifts, p. 12

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Do You Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

Already Not Yet

18fsfy70t9rxwjpgR.C. Sproul:

Some years ago, I spoke with a man whose business was to help people plan for the future. He asked me about my goals, about what I wanted to accomplish in life. As I went through this exercise, I noticed that one thing was conspicuously absent from my goals: there was nothing there about righteousness.

I thought, “What’s wrong with this picture? How could a Christian establish life goals and not have at the top the attainment of righteousness in the sight of God?” Did not our Lord say, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt. 6:33)? One of the scariest things that Jesus ever said was the warning He gave that “unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:20)…

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