He reads me when we meet;
Today he reads me in my home.
Tomorrow in the street.
He may be relative or friend,
He may be strange to me;
He may not even know my name,
Yet, he is reading ME.
The Associated Press--Jerusalem--The Dead Sea Scrolls, among the world's most important, mysterious and highly restricted archeological treasures, are about to get Googled. The technology giant and Israel announed Tuesday that they are teaming up to give researchers and the public the first comprehensive and searchable database of the scrolls--a 2,000-year-old collection of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek documents that shed light on Judaism during Biblical times and the origins of Christianity. Officials said the collection is expected to be available within months for free.
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Recently, Biblical Archelogy Magazine has published a list of the names that archeology has verified through evidence from the ground itself. We have it and will want to share those listed names, with scripture references to them, so you look them up yourself! The day is over forever when skeptics among archeologists can dispute the existence of David, for instance. Even his royal palaces have been located, both in Jerusalem and in outlying areas.
You are lonely or fearful, Read Psalm 23
You are in sorrow, Read John 14:1-6
You are grateful, Read Psalm 103
Others fail you [and others WILL fail you, friend!], Read Psalm 27
God seems far away, Read Psalm 139
You need courage, Read Joshua 1
You are discouraged, Read Isaiah 40
You are in danger, Read Psalm 91
You have sinned, Read Psalm 51
You have failed, Read Psalm 38
God has rescued you, Read Psalm 34
You want to praise God, Read Psalm 100
You want to be like Jesus, Read John 15
Responsibility overwhelms, Read Matt. 11:28-30
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David Barton, Wallbuilders, identifies this valuable Bible that was instrumental in the founding of our nation and national identity as a Bible-based, Christian nation (not a Deistic, or 18th Century rationalistic nation like revolutionary and atheistic France, or even today's modern secularist states such as Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, and a host of others like them:
"CONGRESS DECLARES BIBLE THE WORD OF GOD," Public Law 97-280, October 4, 1982, Statute 1211, Approved October 4, 1982
in order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defense,
promote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
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5. History of the Cradle of Judaism and Christianity, the Middle East, as well as the history of Islam and some of the other anti-Christ cults and atheistic philosophies and environment, secularist, and animal activist movements (including the Evolutionist theory of Darwinism) affecting Christianity significantly.
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First paragraph and a little beyond: "The name Abigail means "maker of joy." Evidently her name was associated with her deed, because her means of making joy was by building a bridge for peace. In the same order that the fruit of the Spirit is listed: 'love, joy, peace,' so peace followed in the wake of making joy. There must be joy in order to have peace. Conversely, there can be no joy without first having peace--peace from within and peace with one's fellowmen."
"Abigail is described as a "woman of good understanding and of a beautiful countenance." That is a rare combination. So often beauty of face is marred by a character that does not portray true beauty..." [think how this describes the so-called "cool" celebs of Hollywood such as the late Anna Nicole Smith, who are only beautiful as far as cosmetics and even plastic surgery and botox along with the latest fashions in designer clothes can make them. Beneath that superficial mask of beauty, what really is there? Emptiness, addiction, depression? You probably wouldn't want to know what lies behind the glamorous mask!--Ed.]
Don't stick your head in the sand any longer, Christian! And, if you are Moslem, how about it, what do you think this bodes for Islam which you espouse as your religion? Nazism is alive and well in Islam, is it not? Islam shares the same anti-semitic spirit, which is Satan's, who hates the Jews passionately and is committed to their extermination and the destruction of Israel and all the promises of God in the Bible that refer to the Jews and Israel. Anti-semitism in Nazism fits Islam like hand in glove. Hitler recognized that fact and personally parleyed with and allied himself with the blood-thirsty, anti-Semitic Chief Mufti of Jerusalem (a relative of Yassir Arafat!), and from that time on Nazism has remained the most admired way to treat the Jewish people among the Moslems, as they never eradicated this poison from their midst, but nurtured it generation to the generation, until now it has sprung forth full-blown in Iran, and elsewhere in Hamas-stan (terrorist-ruled Gaza) and Fatahstan (the "Left Bank" of Samaria and part of Judea and Jericho ruled by the old, corrupt, Jew-hating, terrorist Abbas).
Can lawyers be saved? Can they? After all, their job depends on their being able to
exclude the damning truth prejudicial to their clients and manipulate the facts--that is how they get ahead and get the best of the
rival lawyer in a case in court. Court decisions can bought this way, if you can afford the highest priced
lawyers to defend you. I learned how to do this as a debater in high school and college. Sometimes that could get very, very embarrassing, particularly when both opposing teams, Affirmative and Negative,
happened to quote from the same manipulated source! I was utterly mistaken, thinking that the most important thing was to win the debate, not tell the truth! Wasn't I on the road to becoming a shyster and a lawyer? Well, the answer to whether such dishonest shysters can be saved
is: yes! I was saved, and Charles Finney, a lawyer himself turned evangelist, proved lawyers could be saved, and he also led
many lawyers to the Lord through genuine repentance. I wonder if they had to quit
law and lawyering after their conversions. Some probably did. Well, read the
account of the revival that captured some lawyers for God's kingdom:
"Revival with George Fox," Part IV, Voice of Triumph, Fe. 1982
Recently, I heard a liberal radio news talk commentator heaping his toxic scorn and vitriol on the Manhattan Declaration, so I had to see for myself what he hated so much, and here it is in its entirety:
AT A TIME
"I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years."--Martin Luther
"All heaviness of mind and melancholy come of the devil; especially these thoghts, that God is not gracious unto him; that God will have no mercy upon him, etc. Whosoever thou art, possessed with such heavy thoughts, know for certain that they are a work of the devil. God sent His Son into the world, not to afffright, but to comfort."--Martin Luther
"The First Commandment You must not have other gods. That is, I must be your only God. Question: What does this saying mean? How should we understand it? What does it mean to have a god? What is God? Answer: To have a god means this: You expect to receive all good things from it and turn to it in every time of trouble. Yes, to have a god means to trust and to believe in Him with your whole heart. I have often said that only the trust and faith of the heart can make God or an idol. If your faith and trust are true, you have the true God, too. On the other hand, where trust is false, is evil, there you will not have the true God either. Faith and God live together. I tell you, whatever you set your heart on and rely on is really your god." -- This text was translated for Project Wittenberg by Rev. Robert E. Smith and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Surface Mail: 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA Phone: (260) 481-2123 Fax: (260) 481-2126
"It was the fact of the resurrection of Christ that called the disciples to go out as burning young revolutionaries to change the world of their day. They preached that Christ was alive. This should be our message, not only at Easter but every day of the year."--Billy Graham, "The Risen Christ," Spring 2011
"THE WORSHIP OF NATURE"
The harp of Nature's advent strung
Has never ceased to play;
The song the stars of morning sung
Has never died away.
And prayer is made, and praise is given,
By all things near and far;
The ocean looketh up to heaven,
And mirrors every star.
Its waves are kneeling on the strand,
As kneels the human knee,
Their white locks bowing to the sand,
The priesthood of the sea!
They pour their glittering treasures forth,
Their gifts of pearl they bring,
And all the listening hills of earth
Take up the song they sing.
The green earth sends her incense up
From many a mountain shrine;
From folded leaf and dewy cup
She pours her sacred wine.
The mists above the morning rills
Rise white as wings of prayer;
The altar-curtains of the hills
Are sunset's purple air.
The winds with hymns of praise are loud,
or low with sobs of pain,--
The thunder-organ of the cloud,
The dropping tears of rain.
With drooping head and branches crossed
The twilight forest grieves,
Or speaks with tongues of Pentecost
From all its sunlit leaves.
The blue sky is the temple's arch,
Its transept earth and air,
The music of its starry march
The chorus of a prayer.
So Nature keeps the reverent frame
With which her years began,
And all her signs and voices shame
The prayerless heart of man.
--John Greenleaf Whittier
July 3--Before they call, I will answer: and while they are yet speaking I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24)
July 10--Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalm 50:15)
July 17--I have made, and I will hear: even I will carry and deliver you. (Isaiah 46:4)
July 24--Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee...I will uphold thee...(Isaiah 41:10)
July 31--I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go. I will guide thee...(Psalm 32:8)
In the Name of the Son
August 7--Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with me. (REv. 13:20)
August 14--Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37)
August 21--Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
August 28--Everyone which seeth the Son and believeth in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise [scripture reference and remainder of verse missing].
In the Holy Spirit
September 5--In Christ ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.(Ephesians 1:12/13)
Sept. 12--When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
ear witness Sept 26--When the Comforter is come whom I will sxend unto you...he shall testify of Me, and ye shall also bear witness. (John 15: 26/27)
--Dorothy Armitage S.R.N.
A few Biblical reminders for some spiritual maladies
April 7--For Fretfulness, Heb. 12:3. "Consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself". [this is an excellent verse for the current U.S. Presidency and all its woes of ungodliness--Ed.]
April 21, For Brokenheartedness, Psalm 55: 22, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee."
April 28, For Wearness, Psalm 37: 7. "Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him".
May 5, For Weakness, Eph. 6:10. "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might".
May 12, For Solitariness, Heb. 13: 5/6. "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee".
May 19, For Fearfulness, Isa. 41: 10. "Fear thou not, for I am with thee".
May 26, For Faithlessness, Luke 12:30. "Your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things".
June 2, For Forgetfulness, Psalm 103: 2. "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits".
June 9, For Worldliness, 1. John 2: 15/17. "Love not the world...the world passeth away, but he that doeth the will of God abide for ever".
June 16, For Drowsiness, Mawrk 13: 35. "Watch...for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh".
June 23, For Hopelessness, Psalm 42: 5 & 11. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?...Hope thou in God".
June 30, For Joylessness, Psalm 35: 9. "My soul be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in Thy salvation".
A pastor and write sent me the following video from YouTube. I hope this link works, otherwise you can go directly and do a Search and probably obtain it yourself.
Jesus Christ first, and all the rest, starting with myself the Mighty and Proudly Self-Sufficient King, will fall into line.