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Written 10/07/2011……

My pain and suffering has increased, perhaps, 100 fold. I think I must have thought that it was already as bad as it could be – wrong. I have been experimenting answering folks’ questions concerning how I feel with the varied list that it is, and they always interrupt by having to see someone else, having to leave, etc. I believe it is because they don’t know what to say – overwhelmed.

That’s what I am – overwhelmed. I know that going to the doctor I will be asked, “What is your chief complaint?” Even the doctors are overwhelmed. I have been treated as “old” and unable to know my own body. I have been left alone by the physician as he attends to other matters. Since Dr. Cannon died, not one doctor has heard me “finish” my story.

I accept this from my Lord’s hands. I need to suffer. I need to weep. I need to climb upon my Father’s lap and trust. I need help. I need intercession.

A few days ago, I picked up a book I have of Elisabeth Elliot’s – “A Path Through Suffering.” She has been a mentor of sorts to me and I know some of her sufferings.

There were some underlings because I had read this book already. It has my writing inside the cover page that I bought it at J.O.Y. Bookstore in April, 1991. My heart “sinks.” This date is during a family tragedy of which I will never recover and begins my pain and sufferings.

The book falls open to a noted page inside – “read on day before cleaning out Joy’s room at Elizabethtown College.” Wanna’ know what I have underlined?

Why this waste?

Why this sacrifice?

Why this, when things seemed so promising?”

I have underlined some more: “Often there seems to be no visible reason for our having to let go. But, life, our spiritual life in Christ, depends on it. The life-out-of-death cycle must proceed.”

I turn the page and there is the date, 5/9/91, and more underlinings.

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July 8, 2016 Posted by | Contentment, Dr. Don Cannon, Health Crises, on faith, Pages from my journal, Prayer | Leave a comment

Introduction to Hebrews….

Ladies Bible study begins tomorrow, September 3rd, at 10 a.m.    http://ourcbc.us/#/about-us

I will introduce the book of Hebrews tomorrow and my hopes are to post on this blog a summary of our studies – after the fact.  Let me say today:  that this book is best enjoyed by “strangers and pilgrims” that are “brethren” living in, by, and through faith, with a longing heart for the “good things to come.”

 

September 2, 2013 Posted by | Ladies Bible Study Notes, on faith | 2 Comments

My People Hear…..but, first they listen…

Below are a few verses with the theme of listening/hearing. I am keen on “hearing” the Word of the Lord and must urge you in this new beginning provided for us that we call the “new year” that you also become keen on “hearing.” Few are given “eyes to see” and “ears to hear,” however, even those few seem to be wandering and letting the Word of the Lord drift on by– as in Hebrews 2:1Heb 2:1 ¶ For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

Keep in mind: Romans 10:14 – “How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”

The Word was at first spoken; but we may use reading as a means of hearing. Romans 10:17 – “So, faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of (concerning) Christ.” After a word study of this verse, I wrote: “The immediate origin of the faith that pleases God comes out from the act of hearing – and – the act of hearing comes through the means of specific words concerning Christ.

Or, the word pertaining to and concerning Christ (through the act of hearing) produces the faith that pleases God.”

Psalms 81:11(ESV)

​​​​​​​​“But my people did not listen to my voice;
Israel would not submit to me.

Psalms 81:13(ESV)

​​​​​​​​Oh, that my people would listen to me,
that Israel would walk in my ways!

Isaiah 55:3(ESV)

​​​​​​​​Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.

John 5:25(ESV)

Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

 John 10:3(ESV)

To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

John 10:16(ESV)

And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

John 10:27(ESV)

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

 Revelation 3:20(ESV)

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

January 12, 2012 Posted by | Learning to read - accurately, on faith, Pages from my journal | , | Leave a comment

Thoughts concerning the first and second Adams….

During the night last night and during my 4-hour dental root canal this morning, I wrote some summary statements concerning the current study for the Ladies Tuesday Bible study. These are most definitely “random” thoughts of summary:

  • Adam and Eve failed, short of the goal God had for His creation in the image and likeness of Himself.
  • At the moment of failure, God put an appointment for them in his book, named “once to die and after this, the judgment.”
  • Judgment, interestingly, will be based upon their partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because all “seed” begun in Adam will give accounts of their deeds, whether they be good or evil.
  • Sin did not accrue to mankind’s account until the law – even though Adam conceived in his own fallen image and likeness.
  • The law was given as “schoolmaster” to reveal just how far one has fallen short of the Glory of God – short of the goal and prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.
  • Death, and the resulting “sin” and “life” are KEY words for our understanding.
  • One can be dead, yet live! (as Adam was)
  • One can be crucified with Christ, yet live! (as the Second Adam does)
  • A way to understand this, is through a study of “seed.”
  • Seed of first Adam begets death and sin. We are Adam’s seed by physical birth.
  • We can be the Second Adam’s seed by being conceived from above and begotten (born) of God.
  • Her Seed” in Genesis 3:15 must be born of a woman as “Son of man” to create the one “new man” (creation) in Christ Jesus.
  • The “new creation” in Christ Jesus will inhabit the new heavens and the new earth.
  • EVERYTHING THE FIRST ADAM “LOST,” THE SECOND ADAM ENABLES (GRACES) AND KEEPS!

Some more, even more random:

  • Adam falls short of the Glory of God.
  • The God of Glory appears to Abraham.
  • Christ in you, the hope of Glory.”
  • Adam – created
  • Noah – saved (saving the “seed” of the only uncorrupted family on earth.)
  • Babel – mankind separated
  • Earth divided
  • Abraham, an idol worshiper, called out by the God of Glory
  • Abraham believed God and righteousness accrued to his account! (before the law)

At this point, I read Galatians from my Kindle in between dental procedures. How cool is that!!

October 24, 2011 Posted by | Ladies Bible Study Notes, Newsy News & Random Thoughts, on faith, Pages from my journal | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pain and suffering…

 My pain and suffering has increased, perhaps, 100 fold. I think I must have thought that it was already as bad as it could be – wrong. I have been experimenting answering folks’ questions concerning how I feel with the varied list that it is, and they always interrupt by having to see someone else, having to leave, etc. I believe it is because they don’t know what to say – overwhelmed.

That’s what I am – overwhelmed. I know that going to the doctor I will be asked, “What is your chief complaint?” Even the doctors are overwhelmed. I have been treated as “old” and unable to know my own body. I have been left alone by the physician as he attends to other matters. Since Dr. Cannon died, not one doctor has heard me “finish” my story.

I accept this from my Lord’s hands. I need to suffer. I need to weep. I need to climb upon my Father’s lap and trust. I need help. I need intercession.

A few days ago, I picked up a book I have of Elisabeth Elliot’s – “A Path Through Suffering.” She has been a mentor of sorts to me and I know some of her sufferings.

There were some underlings because I had read this book already. It has my writing inside the cover page that I bought it at J.O.Y. Bookstore in April, 1991. My heart “sinks.” This date is during a family tragedy of which I will never recover and begins my pain and sufferings.

The book falls open to a noted page inside – “read on day before cleaning out Joy’s room at Elizabethtown College.” Wanna’ know what I have underlined?

Why this waste?

Why this sacrifice?

Why this, when things seemed so promising?”

I have underlined some more: “Often there seems to be no visible reason for our having to let go. But, life, our spiritual life in Christ, depends on it. The life-out-of-death cycle must proceed.”

I turn the page and there is the date, 5/9/91, and more underlinings.

…………more later………..stay tuned!

 

 

October 7, 2011 Posted by | Dr. Don Cannon, Health Crises, on faith, Pages from my journal | Leave a comment

Learning from others in the past….Cain & Abel….

This outline is not original with me; however, it seems to please the Lord, that I post it for our admonition upon whom the end of the age is approaching:

Learning from others in the past

Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime (in the Old Testament Scriptures) were written for our learning [or our doctrine or instruction], that we through patience [or endurance] and comfort [or encouragement] of the scriptures might have hope [present tense – lit. “keep on having hope”]

Cain and Abel were brothers

Genesis 4:1-2a And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she again bare his brotherAbel.

Brothers have the faith

1 Corinthians 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother (those that have the faith), and that before the unbelievers [or those without faith].

The faith to enter into the kingdom of God

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Adam lost the dominion of the earth

Genesis 3:23-24 Therefore the LORD God sent him (Adam) out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Abel was a prophet

Luke 11:50-51That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias…”

The prophets spoke of the restoration of the earth

Acts 3:20-21 And that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets (including Abel) since the world began.

Both brothers worked

Genesis 4:2b “…And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”

Both brothers brought an offering to the Lord

Genesis 4:3-4a And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flockand of the fat thereof.

Abel’s offering was accepted by the Lord

Genesis 4:4b “…And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering,”

Cain’s offering was rejected by the Lord

Genesis 4:5 but for Cain and his offering He had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

Cain’s offering did not honour the Lord

Proverbs 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance [or wealth], and with the firstfruitsof all thine increase [or crops, produce].

Happiness in life is through obedience

John 13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

Joy of faith

Philippians 1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith

Proverbs 16:20 He who gives heed to the word will prosper, and happy is he who trusts in the LORD (RSV).

Cain went astray by rejecting God’s reproof

Proverbs 10:17 He who heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof goes astray.

Despise not the Lord’s correction

Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, despise [or reject] not the chastening [or correction] of the LORD; neither be weary [detest, resent, or be angry] of his correction [reproof or rebuke]: 12 For whom the LORD loveth hecorrecteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

The Lord encourages Cain to do well

Genesis 4:6-7 So the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Faith made the difference

Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

So great a cloud of witnesses

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

Faith is living for future things

Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Future promises

Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith (Abel), not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

A better city

Hebrews 13:14 For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come

A new environment

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

Future accountability

2 Corinthians 5:7,10 For we walk by faith, not by sight: 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Cain killed Abel

Genesis 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Why did Cain kill Abel?

1John 3:11-12 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we (the brethren) should love one another (in the church family). 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew [or murdered] his brother. And wherefore [or why] slew [murder] he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

Prophets spoke the truth

John 8:40But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God…”

Prophets exposed the sin of the people

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Abel was the first martyr

Matthew 23:34-35 Wherefore, behold, I send unto youprophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of themye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

Are you guilty of murder? Do you hate your brother?

1 John 3:13-15 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life (age-lasting), because we love [continually] the brethren. He that loveth not [continually] his brother abidethindeath (for the age). 15 Whosoever [my brethren v.13] hateth [continually] his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternalage-lasting life abiding [or enduring] in him.

September 22, 2011 Posted by | Cain & Abel, on faith, Pages from my journal, Who is my Family? | Leave a comment

First Chapter of 1st Peter in Concordant Literal Version

Get your Bible and read this chapter together with this version:

Here is the whole first chapter of 1 Peter from the Concordant Literal Version. I just love it – especially verse 4:

1Pe 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen expatriates of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, the province of Asia, and Bithynia,

1Pe 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God, the Father, in holiness of spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you!”

1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, according to His vast mercy, regenerates us into a living expectation, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead,

1Pe 1:4 for the enjoyment of an allotment incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, kept in the heavens for you,

1Pe 1:5 who are garrisoned by the power of God, through faith, for salvation ready to be revealed in the last era,

1Pe 1:6 in which you are exulting; briefly at present, if it must be, being sorrowed by various trials,

1Pe 1:7 that the testing of your faith, much more precious than gold which is perishing, yet, being tested by fire, may be found for applause and glory and honor at the unveiling of Jesus Christ,

1Pe 1:8 Whom, not perceiving, you are loving; in Whom, not seeing at present, yet believing, you are exulting with joy unspeakable and glorious,

1Pe 1:9 being requited with the consummation of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

1Pe 1:10 Concerning which salvation the prophets seek out and search out, who prophesy concerning the grace which is for you,

1Pe 1:11 searching into what or what manner of era the spirit of Christ in them made evident, when testifying beforehand to the sufferings pertaining to Christ and the glories after these.”

1Pe 1:12 To whom it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to you they dispensed them, of which you were now informed through those who are bringing the evangel to you by holy spirit dispatched from heaven, into which messengers are yearning to peer.”

1Pe 1:13 Wherefore, girding up the loins of your comprehension, being sober, expect perfectly the grace which is being brought to you at the unveiling of Jesus Christ.”

1Pe 1:14 As obedient children, not configuring to the former desires, in your ignorance,

1Pe 1:15 but, according as He Who calls you is holy, you also become holy in all behavior,

1Pe 1:16 because it is written that, Holy shall you be, for I am holy.”

1Pe 1:17 And if you are invoking the Father, Who is judging impartially according to each one’s work, you may behave, for the time of your sojourn, with fear,

1Pe 1:18 being aware that not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, were you ransomed from your vain behavior, handed down by tradition from the fathers,

1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a flawless and unspotted lamb,

1Pe 1:20 foreknown, indeed, before the disruption of the world, yet manifested in the last times because of you, who through Him are believing in God,

1Pe 1:21 Who rouses Him from among the dead and is giving Him glory, so that your faith and expectation is to be in God.”

1Pe 1:22 Having purified your souls, by the obedience of truth, for unfeigned fondness for the brethren, love one another out of a true heart earnestly,

1Pe 1:23 having been regenerated, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, living and permanent,

1Pe 1:24 because All flesh is grass, And all its glory is as the flower of grass. Withered is the grass, And the flower falls off…”

1Pe 1:25 Yet the declaration of the Lord is remaining for the eon. Now this is the declaration which is being brought to you in the evangel.

September 16, 2011 Posted by | How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately, on faith, Pages from my journal, Soul Salvation | Leave a comment

—from my readings this morning…..

I sincerely needed the Lord’s Word to me through the book, “Streams in the Desert” this morning.  Perhaps you do also:

A Simple Prayer
“I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me” (Act_27:25).
I went to America some years ago with the captain of a steamer, who was a very devoted Christian. When off the coast of Newfoundland he said to me, “The last time I crossed here, five weeks ago, something happened which revolutionized the whole of my Christian life. We had George Mueller of Bristol on board. I had been on the bridge twenty-four hours and never left it. George Mueller came to me, and said, “Captain I have come to tell you that I must be in Quebec Saturday afternoon.” “It is impossible, ” I said. “Very well, if your ship cannot take me, God will find some other way. I have never broken an engagement for fifty-seven years. Let us go down into the chart-room and pray.”
I looked at that man of God, and thought to myself, what lunatic asylum can that man have come from? I never heard of such a thing as this. “Mr. Mueller, ” I said, “do you know how dense this fog is? ” “No, ” he replied, “my eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God, who controls every circumstance of my life.”
He knelt down and prayed one of the most simple prayers, and when he had finished I was going to pray; but he put his hand on my shoulder, and told me not to pray. “First, you do not believe He will answer; and second I BELIEVE HE HAS, and there is no need whatever for you to pray about it.”
I looked at him, and he said, “Captain, I have known my Lord for fifty-seven years, and there has never been a single day that I have failed to get audience with the King. Get up, Captain and open the door, and you will find the fog gone.” I got up, and the fog was indeed gone. On Saturday afternoon, George Mueller was in Quebec for his engagement.–Selected
“If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be all sunshine,
In the sweetness of our Lord.”

August 17, 2011 Posted by | on faith, Pages from my journal | Leave a comment

Whew! I just about lost my momentum!

Hold on to your seats –  this could bore you and be too long.  Don’t let that happen!

A young man Bob worked with asked him, “How do you find a woman like that?”  At first I thought Bob was saying he was inquiring about finding a young woman (like me :-)), but in a day or two figured out he meant –How do you find an older woman like that to teach his younger wife?  This is a much more difficult question, I think.  I could make a list on how to choose a “virtuous” young woman, waiting for God to “bring it (her) to pass,” how to be in the proper places to have a choice, etc.  But where are the “older” women? 

First, let me say – There are such women out there today.  I have a FEW friends who qualify for this task.  But, this is a rarity, I admit.  The older woman needs to be one who “practices what she preaches.”  Like Paul, she needs to be able to say:  “Do, say, be, as I am.”  She needs to know, believe, and keep believing Paul’s gospel.    Obeying the Word of God – delivered especially to Paul, but is the theme of the whole Bible – is all-important and necessary.  And this is I think, where the older women fail the younger ones.  They don’t know the “Gospel of the Kingdom” – the coming 1,000 year reign of our Lord and it’s purpose – or don’t believe it, or don’t care, or – – – – whatever.  Actually, it is this doctrine that motivates my whole life.  My goal of desiring a “well done, thou good and full of faith that pleases me servant” at the Judgment Seat of Christ is the motivating force of my thoughts and actions.   And – Titus 2 is in the context of Paul’s gospel and the coming kingdom.  It has to do with HOPE. 

Dear girls, you know what hope is, don’t you?  Surely all of us have hoped – longed for – something, which may or may not happen.  I hope you won’t let your teachers tell you that “hope” and “faith” are the same thing.  They are not – in any language!  Please, be aware of this when listening to anyone.  I hear it over and over that the Blessed Hope is the sure return of our Lord.  It can’t be.  He IS returning -–and that is no hope.  But He has blessed me with the hope of sharing in His coming glory.   I may, or may not.  It is this “carrot” that the Lord dangles before my eyes that keeps me in His Word, desiring to learn what pleases Him.  I don’t know how Christian women – young or old – live without this hope.  There are so many disappointments, trials, drudgeries – even every-day living – we must go through.  I could not go on without this loving kindness of my Lord to give me a HOPE that all is working out for my good in the coming kingdom.  1John 3:3 – “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”

So what is “Paul’s Gospel?”- which was also our Lord’s “gospel: – Hebrews 2:3: “ How shall we escape, neglecting so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, … was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him;” and  Rm. 15:8 – “ For I say that … Christ has become a minister of … circumcision for the truth of God, for the confirming of the promises of the fathers” – see also:  Jesus preached the same gospel.  We must agree with Jesus Christ:  (1Tim 6:3) If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;  (Matt 4:17) From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  (Matt 4:23) And Jesus went about allGalilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”

Are you motivated to do some study on your own, so as to be approved at the Judgment Seat?  I hope so!

Notice in Titus 1, verse 2 the words, “hope of eternal life” and in verse 3, Paul says this is the message with which he was entrusted. So, – hold on to your hats, girls:  See the word “eternal?”  There is no such word in the Greek!  The Greek word means, “having to do with an age – a particular period of time.”  There is no word for “eternal” in the Greek language.  Any student of the Bible can discover this.  I did years ago from The Companion Bible with notes by E. W. Bullinger and have since heard it also from my respected Bible teachers.  The Greek will express eternity with the words “ages upon the ages.”  When you see “eternal life” think “life in the coming age.”  I don’t have a version in my possession that properly translates the passages concerning the hope of life in the coming age.  I am fond of the ASV of 1901, however.  “Paul, a bondservant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge (“epi”) of the truth which is according to godliness, in hope of eternal (age-lasting) life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal; but in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was intrusted according to the commandment of God our Saviour.”        Titus 1:1-3

It behooves us to know and live “Paul’s gospel” because we will be judged by it!  “in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, by Jesus Christ.”  Romans 2:16   My space is shortening and I certainly want you to do your own studying.  I’ll give you some references to meditate upon and masticate:

 Romans 16:25-27- “my gospel”

Galatians 1:11, 12 – “the gospel preached by me”

All of Ephesians, but especially notice 1:4-14 about the “good news of our salvation” and 3:2-12 – “by revelation” he received this mystery of the “eternal purpose.”

2Cor. 4:3,4 – satan blinds those who do not believe the good news concerning the glory of Christ.

Colossians 1:23, 24 – Paul was made a minister of the “hope of the gospel.”

1 Tim. 1:11 – “according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.”

2 Tim. 2:7-12 – notice v.8, “according to my gospel” and v. 10, “the salvation which in is Christ Jesus with age-lasting glory” and that in v. 11 and 12 He can “deny us ruling and reigning with Him.”

 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Rm. 15:13 NAS

May 14, 2011 Posted by | "Word of God", on faith, Pages from my journal, Thinkin' Out Loud | Leave a comment

March 14th, 12:00 noon…

The Lord has been so good!  No matter which way my condition goes, I am glad it has happened.  I am so at peace that it has to be because of seeing the things that are unseen.  For several years I have been fascinated with time.  It is a commodity to be saved, spent, and redeemed.  I am in the redeeming stage of time and this means I can even slow time.  I’ll leave the speeding of time to other poor souls that don’t know better.  Here are some of the blessings of this week:

A beautiful site by a young mother of 6:  http://www.aholyexperience.com/2011/02/why-its-really-okay-you-need-to-slow-down/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HolyExperience+%28Holy+Experience%29  Be sure to read every word and turn speakers on.

Elisabeth Elliot has a message entitled “Guide to Contentment”  — scroll down until you find it on this page:  http://www.blueletterbible.org/audio_video/comm_topic.cfm?AuthorID=44&commInfo=40&GroupID=0

And, there’s a time for everything under the sun:

A Time for Everything

Eccl: 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

NOTHING is untimely with God!

Thank you for your prayers,  mary

February 24, 2011 Posted by | Counting Joy, Health Crises, Newsy News & Random Thoughts, on faith | Leave a comment

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