Gathering a Following

Zechariah 8:23

"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you."

There is something missing in today's Christianity. When you look at the works of Christianity in years gone by, you will clearly see that they had something that this generation did not have. They did not have the technologies that we have today, yet they seemed to reach more people than we are today. The one thing Christians from yesteryear clearly understood was that they needed God, and they were willing to do whatever it took to get His presence in their lives.

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His Way

Nahum 1:3

"The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet."

Every spring when the temperatures begin to rise, storms rise up as the clash of cold and warm air collide. There is nothing like going through the night with the lightening flashing and the thunder rolling. It is always amazing to me the power of the thunder as you can feel the vibration of the sound in your house. There is no doubt that it can be intimidating at times when the thunder sounds as if it is directly overhead.

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Time to Unload

1 Peter 5:7

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."

There comes a time in everyone's life when the load that they carry seems so heavy that they are about ready to explode. It is in these times when you feel that nobody can help or understand what you are going through. It is in these times when people often make drastic mistakes with their decisions and life.

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I agree

Here is one thing said by Jeb Bush that I can agree with...

The details remain blurry at best but one thing is clear: the idea of regulating access to the Internet with a law more that 80 years old is one of the craziest ideas I’ve ever heard.

Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Sunday, 4/5/15  Rom 2:21 Thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Is the degree of consistency between what you profess and what you enact greater or less this year than last?          Num 10:29-30 And Moses said unto Hobab [his brother-in-law], We are sojourneying unto the place of which the Lord said, I will give it you: come thou with us...And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. Family loyalty and a love for country are good, but never elevate anything above a closer walk with Him and doing His will. It’s easy to get sidetracked here. He deserves (and quietly demands) first place in our day, our devotion & affection, in our preferences, and in our deference. Remember that those people/places to which you feel so tied, will answer for and by themselves to God, as will you. Place Him at the top of the social & familial “food chain.” Don't ever place a piece of dirt (either living and breathing dirt, or pretty dirt) on a higher level than His will.

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The Unpleasant Side of God

Hebrews 1:9

"Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."

One of the themes liberals usually trumpet about God is that He is a loving God. There is no question that God is a loving God. But, when you study the Scriptures you see that the love of God also causes Him to hate sin. It says in the verse above, "Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity..." The unpleasant side of God that many do not want to talk about is that He also hates sin. Yes, He is a loving God. Yes, He loves righteousness, but His love of righteousness forces Him to hate sin.

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Dwelling in the Shadows

Psalm 91:1

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

Dwelling in the shadows is a phrase that normally talks about someone who does not like to be the one being noticed. They are the ones who work behind the scenes and truly don't want any recognition. It is those who dwell in the shadows that oftentimes make things happen.

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