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Lies and Excuses ( Aug 2018)

The Atheist professor (12 Sept 2018)
Gets His "Come-upperance" From God and Student
 There was a professor of philosophy  who was deeply committed atheist. His primary goal was for one required to take his class was to spend the entire semester attempting God could not exist. His students were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic.
For 20 years he had taught his class  and no one had the courage to go against him. Sure, some had argued in his class at times, but no one had ever gone "against him" (you will see later what I mean). No one would go against him because of his reputation.
At the end of every semester, on the last day, he would say to his class of 300 students, "If there's anyone her who still believes in God stand up!"In 20 year, no one had ever stood up. They knew what he was going to do next. He would say, "Because anyone who does believe in God is a fool. If God existed, he would stop this piece of chalk form dropping to the ground  and breaking.
Such a simple task to prove that He is God, and yet He can't do it." And every year he would drop the chalk onto the floor of the class room floor and it would shatter into pieces. All the students could do noting but stare. Mots of the students were convinced that God did not exist.. Certainly a number of Christians had slipped through, but for 20 years, but they were afraid to stand up
            Well the following year, there was a freshman who happened to enroll in his class. He was a Christian and he had heard the stories about the professor. He had to take the class because it was one of the required classes for his major. And for 3 months he was afraid, but prayed very morning for the strength to stand up up no matter what the professor said or what the class though. Nothing they said or did could ever shatter his faith, he hoped
Finally the day came. The professor said, "If anyone here who still believes in God, stand up." The professor and the class of three hundred looked at him as he stood up at the back of the room. The professor shouted "You fool ! If god existed he could keep this piece of chalk from breaking when it hit the ground!' He proceeded to drop the chalk, but as he did, it slipped out of his fingers, off his shirt cuff, onto his pleated pants, down his leg and off his shoe, as it hit the ground, it simply rolled away unbroken.The professor's jaw dropped as he stared at the chalk. He looked at the young man and ran out of the class
The young man who had stood up, walked to the front of the classroom and share his faith in Jesus for the next half hour. 300 hundred stayed and listened as he testified of God's love for them an of his power through Jesus Christ.
"And They overcome him by the blood of the lamb, and by the wo4rd of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death." Rev 12:11

Are you sick of excuses as I am. Preachers on T.V and the Internet net tell more lies and excuses than any other single person on God's green earth. Now whole just a minute! also there are other people who lie to the preacher. The most common lie is "I'll see you next Sunday,, and the one telling the tale has no intention of darkening the door of the church, the next Sunday or the next, or any time soon. Missing church is bad enough, but compounding your sin with a bald face lie is just as bad, and remember, the Bible says, all liars shall began a slap on the wrist according to the new version of PFOTCC. (Pope Francis The O Catholic Church) for you hard-headed people who can't handle the real truth of where liars are really headed if they don't mend their ways.

When you happen to run into a liar, and you will, they will just dig the hole deeper. They began to make excuse  why they couldn't be at church, or where the miracle after didn't care you sickness. I ave heard them all" The truck want not start. "We were out of peanut butter. The alarm clock didn't go off, even one said the doh ate my Bible and I was trying to fix it. The list goes on and the pity excuses grow longer than Aunts Bessie tongue a a qulitin' bee

Now the is a reason for this. First do you know why those faith healer lie some much. The can't go out and work like most people so they rig up and so they and the devil make a pact. And as for the sinner they don't like to go to church because it gets them close to God and I don't blame them, getting close to God get mighty uncomfortable when you are living like the devil. You can't see nothing but darkness, but when the light is turned on,everything appears to their eyes, even it is already there. God 's light doesn't pick and choose. When it shines down, the good, the bad, and the sinful (Just read about Bro Paul in the Bible) shows, and the sinners squirm like a night crawler on a hot blacktop at noon

Now there is a way to fix that. First if the preacher who lies about that saving miracle water, exposed him or her) any way you can. Now if the sinner want come to church and get a glimpse of God, then just take God to them to them. I don't no any other way as when Jesus said, to got into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in. I don't know of anything stronger than the love of God as a compeller, so when you get  after a sinner because you love their soul and don't want to see them go to hell, you just hound them, love them, pray for them and fast for them, and treat them as Jesus would, pretty soon you can knock down all the excuses they can come up with and wear them down. They might finally show up just to get you to shut up. Hopefully, you will be able to win them outside the church, but if not, I don't know of any better place folks ought to be than in the house of god. Stay after them. They can only lie and  make excuses  so long. As far as the Miracle water healers, you have a button that will change you channel> Amen

Excuse Me, I Got a Call (4 Aug 2018)
     Withe invention of the telephone and now cell phones, every body has their ears to the phone. Even if driving, in a store or just laying around. Most are really addicted to their cell phones. Even you can hear them go off in Church, or when you are talking to someone you will say "Hold on a minute. I got a phone call."
              Now I remember a phone all i received on Feb 24, 1972 about 8 o'clock at night. Oh yes! It was long distance, all the way form glory, and I was roaming! But heaven's hot line got through to me!

Let me tell you about that call
1. His calling. Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your great understanding being enlightened; that ye  may know what is the hope of his calling, and when the riches of glory of his inheritance in the saints. I was called for Salvation-I was called for Service-I was call for Separation.

2. High Calling- Higher than any Politician ( Sorry Trump, but I've got  a higher office0- Higher than the Pleasures of this world-Higher than any profession

3. It was a Holy Calling- Because Christ had finished his work_It's Grace I did not deserve

4. Heavenly Calling' Hebrews 3:1 "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.

5. Hope of you calling. Ephesians 4:4. "There is only one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. Happiness is your hope- Heaven is you hope
Did you know we have blessed Hope? Paul said is we have only one hope of Christ in this life we rre of all men most miserable. I guess that is why there are so many miserable Christians!

Touch or laying on the hands Necessary?  19 July 2018
As far as myself I am a Jesus person. Jesus Christ live my heart. His love is shed abroad within me by the Holy Ghost. My identification as a Jesus person in His supreme love that flows within my spirit. I love with his love.
When my children were young and at home, we joined hands while saying grace around the table. This beautiful function of touching each other draw us closer together. I employ touching as much as possible; it's that communication of Jesus' love. There 's something magic about being touch. Christians ought to embrace each other often.
Jesus showed by example the importance of touch in communicating love to little children, "And he laid His hands on them." (Matt 19:15), And he took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them" Mark 10:16 Then tender touching of children is very important and so scriptural.
The laying on of the hands is more than ritual: it means a divine charge of the Spirit of God. "And the Lord said unto Moses, take thee Joshua, the son of Nun, a man in whom the  Spirit, and lay thine hands upon him, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: and give him a charge in their sight (Numbers 27:18-19). "An Joshua, the on of nun, was full of the Spirit of wisdom: for Moses had laid his hands upon him. Deut 34:9
The laying on of hands is the Bible method of imparting of gifts and the confirmation of callings. "And they chosen Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, whom  they set before the Apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. Acts 6:5-6, "Neglect not the gist that is thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying of hands by the presbytery. I Tim 4:14 " Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee by putting of my hands" 1 Tim 1:6. Read James %:13-16

                                                              The Clock Is Ticking (13 April 2018)
Matt 9:35-38 " And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and very disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. The saith he unto his disciples. The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; ray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth labourers.

 Jesus has already send forth labourers into His harvest and they are ever born Christian under the blood of Christ. WE are running out of time to tell the good news of a rise Saviour. We must be about the Master's business and win people to Jesus because God's clock is ticking off the seconds. Even if our electricity goes out or the battery goes dead, His clock is still ticking. Also the time to tell our loved ones how much we love grows shorter.
We don''t know when God will called our loved ones home. Even the next tick we hear might be the one that takes our loved one  to determine their fate.. Also, every tick of the clock brings the coming of Jesus closer. What a glorious and victorious day that will be when we see Jesus face to face.
 What so heartbreaking is that unless you and I loved ones and others are not ready to meet Jesus when he return. The clock stops ticking and our eternal abode is Hell and the lake of fire. One day we will stand before a Holy God and gave account of the way we spent out time on earth. What will you say when he asks us" Why didn't you tell your family, your loved ones and the world that I loved them?

We are so guilty of putting things off until tomorrow. We have allowed Satan to keep us trapped in schedules, sports, television and all other activities so that we don't have the time work for Jesus. There is nothing, absolutely nothing in this life more important than telling someone that Jesus loves, him or her! When was the last time, you told someone, Jesus loves them?

Jesus was moved with compassion on the multitudes but too often, we don't have any compassion for others. I heard a man say many years ago. "I ma the only one that matters." We may think that this is a very selfish man, yet we sometimes act like he thinks when we neglect to tell others of the unconditional love of Jesus

Yes the clock is ticking and one day it will be too late to tell others. Are you going to sit idly by and allow your loved one them that time is rapidly running out and that their eternal destiny is out of the reach of God and hell awaits their fate?

May God forgive us for our shortcomings for allow Satan to steal the time away from our compassion for others.