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March 13 - - - Love your enemies

Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

”And ye shall be hated of all men” Yes The world will hate us because of our faith in Jesus but how are we to respond to this hatred?

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Jesus said, But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

Not only are we to love our enemies but we are also told to bless them, do good to them and to pray for them. Now this is against everything that we are made of.

We live in a get-even-world but as Christians we are not allowed this privilege. We are called by God to be His people of love

Just a thought

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My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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3/12/15 8:14 A

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Wife back in hospital from falling down steps last December. May be in and out for the next few weeks with my post. Pray for both my wife and I.

My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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3/7/15 9:45 P

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Followers of Jesus..

Jesus was teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom...plus healing all manner of disease among the people.
I think this (above) is why His fame spread through all Syria. When people saw or heard Jesus had been teaching, preaching and healing, they brought all people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and also those that were possessed of devils, and those who were lunatic and those who had the palsy to Jesus.

I think multitudes followed Him because He not only spoke the truth (the gospel of the kingdom) and taught the truth, He healed terrible diseases.

I hope others follow Jesus because they realize He is the Lord God almighty. I think this is why I follow Him.

Thank you brother Herb!

Don and I got home after dark last night and I had no wifi to hook up to here. We spent the night in the motor-home because the house temperature had been set low.
That old motor-home traveled over 4,000 miles. It's good being home. Thanks for your prayers. Darlene




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3/7/15 6:18 A

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March 7 - - -Followers of Jesus

Matthew 4:23-25 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, 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.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

There were those that loved Jesus. It says that His fame went throughout Syria and there followed Him a great multitude of people from Galilee.

Why was Jesus fame spreading throughout Syria? Why did He have a great multitude of people following Him?

We find the answer in verse 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

Why do people today follow Jesus today? Why do we follow Jesus?

Just a thought

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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3/6/15 7:08 A

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March 6 - - -Jesus in us

“He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life” (1 John 5:12). “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians1:17). “Christ lives in me” (Galatians. 2:20).

Eternal life is ours by indwelling in Jesus the Son of God. When we put our faith in Jesus, we enter into Jesus and into His righteousness and Justification.

The Holy Spirit brings us into Jesus but the Holy Spirit also brings Jesus into us. “I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

Not only does Jesus say we are “in Him,” but He says, “I am in you.” Yes, we are “in Christ,” and Christ is in us the believer. Jesus Christ is resident in all who believe. “He that believes on the Son has everlasting life” because Jesus is our eternal life and Jesus who is eternal life is alive in us by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Now how good is that?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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3/5/15 9:18 P

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Clothed in the garment of salvation...

This is so amazing!!! God keeps on giving.

Clothed with the garment of salvation.
Covered with the robe of the righteousness of Jesus.
Completely covered with Jesus.

When God looks at me He sees nothing but Jesus and His righteousness.

I can see that it's very important for a Christian to realize this! I didn't for quite some time even though one of our daughters mentioned that about God seeing Jesus blood when He looked at us.

Thank you brother!!

We're spending the night in Cuba, MO. Tomorrow we'll go through St Louis and then up through Illinois. Since we live in the north west corner of Illinois, we might spend another night at an RV campground.





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3/5/15 5:52 A

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March 5 - - -Clothed in the garment of salvation

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

God clothes us with the robes of Christ’s righteousness and justifies us forever. So when we stand before God now God no longer sees our sin but God now sees only the Righteousness of Jesus. God has clothed us with the garment of salvation and has covered us with the robe of the righteousness of Jesus. Completely covered with Jesus. When God looks at us he sees nothing but Jesus and His righteousness.

Jesus said to His disciples, “After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

Jesus is the very righteousness of God. This righteousness of God is made unto us when we enter into Christ Jesus by faith believing.

I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

“In Christ Jesus” We are because Jesus is.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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3/4/15 11:28 P

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We also are justified...

I've heard that before...justified meaning, just as if I had never sinned. That's wonderful. It's so wonderful it's hard to grasp.

Thank you Herb! emoticon

It was windy with freezing rain during the night last night so we decided to stay right here in Big Cabin, Oklahoma for another night.


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3/4/15 6:42 A

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March 4 - - - We also are justified.

Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

We receive the righteousness of Christ in Christ Jesus when we are joined to the Body of Christ in the new birth. This new standing with God is ours because of the righteousness of Jesus that has now been given to us.

Not only are we made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus but we also are justified.

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

When we are born into the Body of Christ we receive the righteousness of Christ that makes us right with God but we are also justified. The word justified means JUST AS IF WE HAD NEVER SINNED. So in Christ Jesus I now stand before God “JUST AS IF I HAD NEVER SINNED”.

It keeps getting better and better.

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My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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3/3/15 11:01 P

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The infinite righteousness of God.

Thank you so much for this! I haven't even finished reading it and it means a lot to me.

I love the verse 2 Corinthians 5:21. For He has made Him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

I hope to memorize that.

I'm going to read this again tomorrow morning. I just pasted this on Facebook now because I wasn't able to this morning. I wasn't able to get wifi last night.

Thank you AGAIN brother Herb.



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3/3/15 6:40 A

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March 3 - - - The infinite righteousness of God

1 Cor. 12:1313 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

When the sinner comes to Christ, he is born again, and the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, immediately enters his body and bears witness that he is a child of God. The Holy Spirit becomes a resident within this person and will never depart. Every Christian at that moment is perfectly and eternally joined by the Holy Spirit to the Body of Christ.

Now because of this uniting we now have a new standing before God and that is “the infinite righteousness of God” in Christ. The word righteousness means being right with God. We have this righteousness because it was given to us by Christ Jesus.

Yes Jesus took our sins to the cross and that in itself is great but there is even more. Jesus took our sins to the cross but he also gave to us “His righteousness”. So the righteousness that we have is the righteousness of Jesus and it is this righteousness that makes us right with God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 - For He (God) has made Him (Jesus), who knew no sin, to be sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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3/2/15 10:17 A

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I sent a response several times last night but it wouldn't send. I hope it will send this.

I hope to be back later with a reply to today's message.

------------ Friends Have You Felt The Hurt Of The Lord? -------------
Jesus said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me? — John 21:17
Have you felt the hurt of the Lord to the uncovered quick, the place where the real sensitiveness of your life is lodged? The devil never hurts there, neither sin nor human affection hurts there, nothing goes through to that place but the word of God. "Peter was grieved because Jesus said unto him the third time. . . ." He was awakening to the fact that in the real true centre of his personal life he was devoted to Jesus, and he began to see what the patient questioning meant. There was not the slightest strand of delusion left in Peter’s mind, he never could be deluded again. There was no room for passionate utterance, no room for exhilaration or sentiment. It was a revelation to him to realize how much he did love the Lord, and with amazement he said – "Lord, Thou knowest all things." Peter began to see how much he did love Jesus; but he did not say – "Look at this or that to confirm it." Peter was beginning to discover to himself how much he did love the Lord, that there was no one in heaven above or upon earth beneath beside Jesus Christ; but he did not know it until the probing, hurting questions of the Lord came. The Lord’s questions always reveal me to myself. The patient directness and skill of Jesus Christ with Peter! Our Lord never asks questions until the right time. Rarely, but probably once, He will get us into a corner where He will hurt us with His undeviating questions, and we will realize that we do love Him far more deeply than any profession can ever show.

This man is in a group on Facebook called ‎"CHRIST FOR ALL MANKIND ON EARTH"

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3/2/15 7:57 A

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March 2 - - -The Body of Christ

1 Cor. 12:1313 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Before a person believed in Christ for salvation he or she is outside of Christ, and after he or she comes to believe in Christ he or she are then “in Christ”.

“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.”

This is a beautiful picture of the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit joins all believers together into one Body and that is the Body of Christ with Jesus Himself as the Head of this body. The Body of Christ is a Spiritual Body but it is also a Physical Body. Yes the Body of Christ is a Physical Body and we know this Physical Body of Christ as the church. Jesus is the head of His Spiritual body and Jesus is the head of His Physical body the Church.

In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20). The oneness of the Body of Christ. The oneness of the Spiritual Body and the oneness of the Physical Body.

What do you think?

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3/1/15 7:35 A

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Thank you Darlene

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March 1 - - - Jesus said, You in Me, and I in You

Jesus said to His disciples, “After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

Jesus was speaking of His death and resurrection. “After a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.”

Jesus indwelling in the Father and our indwelling in Jesus assures us of our salvation. Our indwelling in Jesus means that when Jesus went to the cross we also went to the cross in Jesus. When Jesus died for our sin we also died for out sin in Jesus but when Jesus rose from the dead we also rose from the dead in Jesus.

The incentive to live a sinless life is no longer fear of condemnation. Romans 8:1 tells us “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus”. We strive now to live the sinless life, not from fear of condemnation but that we might please the Father in Christ Jesus.

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

See you in Church

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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2/28/15 11:42 P

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God's perfect plan...

I read this, this morning and I agree, I don't think we truly understand how awesome God is.
I thought about this a few times throughout the day. His awesomeness is beyond description.

As you said, "before the first sin was committed God had already planned to send His Son Jesus to redeem us".
He knows the end from the beginning. He has infinite understanding. He (Jesus) was born of a virgin and grew in favor with God and man. He died on the cross for all sinners. He took our sin upon Himself. He was buried and rose again! He is alive today!
I want to rely on Him more every day.

I found this and thought you might like to read it.

The idea of God reaching out His hand to help us in our time of need is a central theme of Scripture. In Psalm 63 we read: “Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me” (vv.7-8). The psalmist felt God’s divine help like a hand of support. Some Bible teachers believe that King David wrote this psalm in the wilderness of Judah during the terrible time of his son Absalom’s rebellion. Absalom had conspired to dethrone his father, and David fled to the wilderness (2 Sam. 15–16). Even during this difficult time, God was present and David trusted in Him. He said, “Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You” (Ps. 63:3). Life can be painful at times, yet God offers His comforting hand in the midst of it. ( We are not beyond His reach. Beneath His watchful eye His saints securely dwell;That hand which bears all nature up Shall guard His children well). —Doddridge
God bears the world’s weight on His shoulder, yet holds His children in the palm of His hand. The superscription to this psalm indicates that David was a refugee in the wilderness when he wrote it, either at the time when he was fleeing from Saul (1 Sam. 23:14-15; 24:1) or fleeing from his own son Absalom (2 Sam. 15:14,23,28). Because David addresses himself as “king” (Ps. 63:11), some Bible teachers believe that he was fleeing from his son. His life in danger (vv.9-10), David sought out and trusted God for protection and safety (vv.1-2). Instead of allowing his troubles to overwhelm him, David sang of God’s lovingkindness (v.3), meditated on His presence (v.6), and rejoiced in His deliverance (vv.9-11).

Thank you brother!!


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2/28/15 6:25 A

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February 28- - -Gods perfect plan
1 Peter 1:20 "He [Christ] was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God."

"Before the foundation of the world". The Bible tells us that even before God created the world and people in the world. Even before the first sin was committed God had already planned to send his son Jesus to redeem us.

Everything had to be in place. Nothing was done by chance. God had everything planed from the Shepherds in the field, to the angles, the star that led the wise men. From the decree that moved Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, even the inn keeper placing them in the stable. Every prophecy being fulfilled everything being in its place. After all this was planned right down to the smallest detail by God and it was all done before God created the world.

I don’t think we truly understand how awesome God truly is.

What do you think?
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2/27/15 9:54 P

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Two men went to pray...

This is excellent! Thank you so much for all the good messages you bring.

Thank you also for praying about safe travel.

We're way south but still in Arizona. Thanks again brother Herb.

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2/27/15 9:47 A

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Good morning! We're leaving Arizona this morning and I forgot to tell you that last night. Please pray for safe travel.
When we stop at a KOA or someplace that has wifi, I'll reply to your message.

God bless you brother Herb! Darlene

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Thank you so very much for sharing this with me.

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February 27- - -Two men went to Pray

Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer. 11 The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer. 12 I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain. 13 And the tax-gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, have compassion on me, the sinner.

The prayer that God heard and the prayer that God did not hear. We see both prayers in the parable of the Pharisee and the publican (Luke 18:10-14).

Both men went to the same place, at the same time, for the same purpose, to pray. The Pharisee prayed in his religious pride. Not asking God for his needs but expecting God to answer because he thought himself worthy.

Look at what he had to say to God. I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer. I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain.

The Pharisee was telling God that he expected Him to answer his prayers because of who he was. God I'm not like other men. I am special. I treat everyone fare, I don't commit adultery, I fast twice a week and I tithe all my grain. Now God based on who I am I expect you to give we what I ask.

This is the prayer that did not and does not reach God.

Now let us look at the other prayer. The prayer that dose reach God.

The prayer of the publican. He came to God in great humility. The Pharisee tells God all the reasons God should answer his prayer the publican tells God all the reasons God should not answer his prayer. The publican tells God that he is a sinner and has no right to ask God for his need. The publican tells God that he is unworthy to even ask. Then the publican prays for the things that he has a real need for. He prays for forgiveness and mercy.

Jesus asked the question. Which of these prayers do you believe reached God?

Which prayer do you believe was heard by God and which of these prayer do you believe God answered?

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Thank you Herb,

After I read this this morning, I prayed for God to remove the sin and iniquity in my heart.
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I found this and wanted to share it with you.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Friends the Impoverished Ministry Of Jesus !!!!!!!!!!!!

From whence then hast Thou that living water? — John 4:11

"The well is deep" – and a great deal deeper than the Samaritan woman knew! Think of the depths of human nature, of human life, think of the depths of the "wells" in you. Have you been impoverishing the ministry of Jesus so that He can not do anything? Suppose there is a well of fathomless trouble inside your heart, and Jesus comes and says – "Let not your heart be troubled"; and you shrug your shoulders and say, "But, Lord, the well is deep; You cannot draw up quietness and comfort out of it." No, He will bring them down from above. Jesus does not bring anything up from the wells of human nature. We limit the Holy One of Israel by remembering what we have allowed Him to do for us in the past, and by saying, "Of course I cannot expect God to do this thing." The thing that taxes almightiness is the very thing which we as disciples of Jesus ought to believe He will do. We impoverish His ministry the moment we forget He is Almighty; the impoverishment is in us, not in Him. We will come to Jesus as Comforter or as Sympathizer, but we will not come to Him as Almighty. The reason some of us are such poor specimens of Christianity is because we have no Almighty Christ. We have Christian attributes and experiences, but there is no abandonment to Jesus Christ. When we get into difficult circumstances, we impoverish His ministry by saying – "Of course He cannot do any thing," and we struggle down to the deeps and try to get the water for ourselves. Beware of the satisfaction of sinking back and saying – "It can’t be done"; you know it can be done if you look to Jesus. The well of your incompleteness is deep, but make the effort and look away to Him.



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February 26- - -The Prayer that God does not hear

Psalm 66:18 - ‘If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear’.

There are two kinds of prayers. The prayer that God hears and the prayer that God does not hear.

The prayer that God hears. The prayer that when we pray we have the assurance that God will answer. All prayers that are heard by God are answered but not all prayers are heard by God.

Some prayers are answered our way and some are answered Gods way, we also have the prayer that God answers by saying no. Then we have the prayer that God does not answer at all simply because He does not hear the prayer..

Psalm 66:18 - ‘If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear’.

This passage shown that God does not hear the prayers of those who regard iniquity in their hearts, those who remain in sin. So before we pray we need to pray. So before we pray we first need to pray asking God to forgive the sin and the iniquity in our heart.

What do you think?

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Pray without ceasing...

I am sorry to say I am one of those who (when things are going well) seldom think about praying, but I don't want to be like that.
I may be thankful during those times but even there I could use improvement.

God can change this in me. I know because there is nothing too hard for Him. Nothing!

I think I need more time alone with Jesus.

Thank you brother Herb!








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Hi, I'll be back later. I just found this and I hope it will work in the Sparks link. If it doesn't I'll type it out cause it really gives the glory to God about prayer.

Nope, it didn't work!~ I'll type out what I found now.

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.
by Max Lucado


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February 25- - -Pray without ceasing

Genesis 4:26 - - - Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.

I am sorry to say that when thing are going well most of us never thinks about praying. So it is in our time of need that we turn to God in prayer.

Even people who calm that they do not believe in God when they find themselves in a threatening situation will turn to prayer. How does the old saying go “You will never find an atheist in a foxhole”.

Prayer makes a statement. By praying you are saying that you acknowledge there is a God. So if you are a believer and pray or if you are not a believer and pray you are saying that you believe there is a God.

You are saying that you believe in a God who is higher and greater than yourself. A God who is able to change the situation. A God who is able to bring healing.

So when things look like there is no solution we turn to this Higher Being God to do what we seem to be unable to do.

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The people called on the name of Jehovah..

Yesterday under your message I posted on Facebook, one of our daughters wrote something.

Since you don't see what I post there, I thought it would be good for you to know what she said. You usually ask what do you think?

" That's because it's the most natural and needed thing to do, to talk to our creator and Father..and Saviour."

I would like to pray keeping in mind what the Lord has done in my life. I'd like to be more thankful.

Thank you brother Herb!

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February 24- - -The people called on the name of Jehovah

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.

There are all kinds of prayers that we pray. Prayers of thanksgiving, Prayers of praise and Worship, Prayers of intercession and Prayers of request.

Prayers of request, praying for our daily need I Believe that the first prayer that was prayed was prayed out of there need mostly because most often when we call upon God it because of a need.

Prayer first came from man because of their needs. Prayer has not changed much Prayer still most often still comes from man because of their needs. In fact most often this is the only time that most Christians pray.

Nothing wrong with praying out of our need in fact Jesus teaches us to pray “give us this day our daily bread” Matthew 6:11. What we need to understand is that this should not be the only time that we pray. The bible tells us that we should be in constant prayer, 1 Thessalonians 5:17.

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And the people began to pray...

I am so glad you're going to talk about prayer!!!!! My prayer life is not as consistent as I would like. I mean sometimes it almost seems hard to pray, yet I know He hears the faintest whisper. Sometime praying is (almost) like breathing.....because it seems so natural.

Thank you! I am looking forward to the next few days.

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thank you Darlene
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February 23- - -And The People Began To Pray

Prayer is as old as man himself. As long as man has been around there has been prayer. We see prayer first mentioned in the Old Testament as early as Genesis 4:26. That would be on about the third or fourth page of your Bible.

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.

And to Seth, now after Cane slue Able, Eve had another son whose name was Seth.

It says that people began to call upon the name of Jehovah. The people began to pray.

Prayer plays a very important part in a person’s life. It did then and it still does now. 4000 years later and we are still calling upon the Name of the Lord.

Thank God for the privilege we have as Christians to be able to approach the throne of Grace in prayer.

I thought for the next few days we might talk a little about prayer.

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Jesus is the perfect friend.

I think there's a song that says, Jesus what a friend for sinners, Jesus lover of my soul.

I found it. I hope this works.

youtu.be/QdtAtC99rH0

He has called us friends because all that He heard from the Father He has made known to us.

(That is awesome, putting it mildly!)

Thank you brother Herb!!

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February 22- - -Jesus is the perfect friend.

John 15:14-15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You are my friends if you do what I command you.

If we are to be a friend of Jesus, it tells us here that we need to walk in obedience to Him. You are my friends if you do what I command you.


What are the commands of Jesus? Love the lord my God with all thy hear, with all thy mind and with all they soul. The second is like unto the first that is to love thy neighbor as thy self.

Don’t you just love the old Hymn “What a friend we have in Jesus"?

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A friend is able to forgive.

I don't remember reading Proverbs 17:9 before. I can see how good this would be for both the one whose offense has been covered over and the one who covers over the offense. Friends would remain friends. That would be super!!
The last part of this verse I'm guilty of...it says, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
I've known about forgiving people for an offense but I like the words and the possibility of covering up an offense.

Thank you brother Herb!



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February 20 - - -A friend is able to forgive

Proverbs 17:9, “He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”
The Good News Bible says it like this. “If you want people to like you, forgive them when they wrong you. Remembering wrongs can break up a friendship".

Jesus said, "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven". (Mat 18:21-22)

A good friend will have a forgiving heart.

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Friends are always honest and trustworthy...

I see you realize it's not easy for a friend to tell you when they think you are wrong. That's good because you looking at this from their point of view. That's not easy to do either!

This message helps me realize it's ok for me to tell a family member when I am concerned about their health. But if this person doesn't do anything about it, for example go to a doctor.....I guess I need to leave this with the Lord. Actually I've already mentioned this several times to the person. Am I being a friend or a nag? Good point.

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February 20 - - -Friends are always honest and trustworthy.

Proverbs 27:6, “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

A friend will tell you the truth even if it hurts, because he or she wants what is best for you.

I have a few friends who will tell me when they think I am wrong. That often is not easy to do. A friend like this is very valuable. When you don’t share your concerns for someone because of fear of offending them you aren’t being a true friend.

Not only is a friend required to tell us when we are in the wrong but we also need to be able to accept it.

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

Wow, what do you think?

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In order to have a friend you need to be a friend.

I think you're right. I need to be a friend to have a friend.

My cousin lives near here and he has asked us for lunch. We're going there tomorrow. I want to be his friend. I hope to tell him about Jesus. Right now I thought I'll pray his heart will be open.
You mentioned do something nice for at least one person every day. That is an excellent idea!!

Thank you again brother Herb.


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February 19 - - -In order to have a friend you need to be a friend

Prov. 18: 24 "A man that hath friends must show himself friendly"

What can I say when everything has already been said? In order to have a friend we must first be a friend. Friendships doesn't just happen, it require work.

You cannot go into your house and board up the windows and lock the door and expect to have friends. Friendship takes an effort on your part. There used to be and old saying “Do something nice for at least one person every day”. It just might be if we did something like this we just might have many friends.

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A friend is that person that is always there..

No matter who we are we all will need help at one time or another. I believe that is true.

I've heard about those times when all the neighbors would help to build a barn. I may have read this in a book, but the ladies made meals and there was more than enough food to go around.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 and 10 is very good. This brings to mind those who are alone.

Thanks again brother Herb!



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February 18 - - -A friend is that person that is always there.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it's just too bad, because there is no one to help him.

No matter who we are we all will need help at one time or another. A friend is that person that is always there when help is needed.

Often today if you ask for help the first thing they ask is how much are you paying. Years ago when a neighbor built a barn the whole community was there to help. They would begin in the morning and at dusk the barn would be finished.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it's just too bad, because there is no one to help him.

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Not everyone we call a friend is really a friend.

YOUR PASTOR WAS A WISE MAN!

I know I've shared things with people who weren't able to help, so why did I? I pray I won't anymore.

That makes such good sense! Why share things with those who have no way to help?

I think sometimes it's seems ok to have a listening ear....but how do we know this person won't let what we've shared with them go out of their mouth..in gossip.

I like the way you summed it up. A friend is someone that we can trust with our innermost secrets. Someone we can open our heart too and know it will be safe.

And the final sentence is also true and good. In order to have a friend like this we need to be a friend like this.

Thank brother Herb. This message was really good for me.



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February 17 - - -Not everyone we call friend is really a friend.

Proverbs 18:24, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

I had a pastor once who said "don't tell just anyone your troubles. Only tell those that are able to help you. Too often what we shear in confidence turns into gossip.

So a friend is someone that we can trust with our most intimate secrets. Someone you can open your heart too and know it will be safe. In order to have a friend like this we need to be a friend like this.

What do you think?

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What does the Bible say about friendship?

I remember vaguely, Paul was good friends with someone (it may have been Timothy). Anyway Paul was glad the man didn't die because Paul said, I would have had sorrow upon sorrow.

One really good friend is much more important than having many companions. Companions aren't necessarily close friends at all.

Jonathan and David are an excellent example of good friends. For Jonathan to step aside and remain a friend to David was true friendship.

I've had a couple of true friends in my life. I have been fortunate (or blessed) because some have a hard time having one friend.
One of my friends is in heaven now. We both lived in Chicago about four or five blocks from one another. Her first name was Irene. Irene was a true friend. When we moved out to the suburbs of Chicago Irene was thrilled for me. When I learned how to drive, Irene was thrilled for me. She was a true friend.
After I came to know Jesus as my Savior I called Irene and she was happy for me but that was about it. A few months later (as I recall) Irene called me and said she had come to know Jesus as her Savior. I was thrilled for her!!
We both cared deeply for the other. She was a true friend. I hope I was 1/2 the friend to her that she was to me.

I'm going to call my other friend one day soon.

Thank you for bring up these memories brother Herb.







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February 16 - - -What does the Bible Say About Friendship.

Proverbs 18:24, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

The term friend is used more the 100 times in the Bible. There are many examples in the Bible of friendships. David and Saul's son Jonathan is one of the best examples.

1 Samuel 18:1 -- When David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan and David became bound together in close friendship. Jonathan loved David as much as he did his own life.

Johnathan was the son of King Saul and at Saul's death was next in line to be King. David took the thrown away from Johnathan or I should say that God gave the thrown to David. This would have been enough to make anyone angry but Johnathan stepped aside and remained a friend to David.

Proverbs 18:24, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

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In the name of Jesus...

Acts 4:12 is a good verse to show those who don't know Jesus as their Savior. They need to know there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved.

The name Jesus means salvation.
Salvation is found in the name of Jesus.

I almost always read 2nd Chronicles 7:14 two or three times when I come across it.

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February 15 - - - In the NAME OF JESUS

The name of Jesus means salvation. The Angel said to Mary, “You shalt call his name JESUS” which means "GOD SAVES" or "SALVATION".

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Not only is salvation found in the name of Jesus the very name of Jesus means salvation.

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Love is...
Each of these verses says what love is. I can see a couple of things where I need improvement.

Verse 8 seems to sum up the others. Love never fails. God is love.

We love Him because He first loved us.

Happy Valentine's day Herb.

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Thank you Darlene for the birthday wish

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February 14 - - -Love is
1 Corinthians Chapter 13 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails;

Happy Valentine Day

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Salvation is found in the name of Jesus.

Thanks for telling us that the word "sons" in John 1:12 also includes daughters.

The family name becomes part of my name. Wow!

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Happy birthday Herb!!!

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February 13 - - - Salvation is also found “IN THE NAME OF JESUS”

John 1:12 But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on HIS NAME:

Wow what a verse. I have the power to “become sons of God”. (The word sons also include daughters of God).

That means that I am accepted into the family of God. I have the rights of a child in that family. I have all the rights that are given to a son or a daughter. I have the right to use the family name. In fact the family name becomes part of my mane. Let me say that again - - - The family name becomes part of my name. I have the right to use the name of Jesus because it has become part of my name.

John 1:12 But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

WOW! - - - The power that is in “THE NAME OF JESUS”.

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All power is in the name of Jesus.

This verse reminds me of another one. In Him we live and breathe and have our being.

I have a small book that tells about the names (or titles) for Jesus. I think it's in the car right now. I've wanted to know about these for a long time. I am going to get this book out of the car tomorrow!

Those you've listed and probably those you haven't listed all tell something very important about Jesus.

I am.
The bread of life.
The light of the world.
The good shepherd.
The resurrection and the life.
The way.
The truth.
The life.

The words written after these are very important too. For example...After Jesus says He is the way, truth and life, He says No man comes to the Father but by me.

Thank you for reminding me (and maybe others) "All power in Heaven and all the power in earth can be found in the name of Jesus".

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February 12 - - - All power is “IN THE NAME OF JESUS

There is over a hundred different names or titles for Jesus in the Bible but this still does not give us a total understanding of His name and how powerful the name of Jesus really is.

John 8:58 Jesus said, "Most assuredly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM."

John 6:35 Jesus said - - -, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 8:12 Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."

John 10:11 Jesus said, I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 11:25 Jesus said - - -, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

John 14:6 Jesus said - - - , "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

And these are only a few of many verses in the Bible proclaiming the power that is “IN THE NAME OF JESUS”.

Just how much power is in the name of Jesus? All the power in Heaven and all the power in earth can be found in the name of Jesus

And Jesus gives us the right to use His name.

All I can say is - - WOW!

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February 11 - - - Using the name of Jesus improperly

Exodus 20:7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain."

A friend of mine once told me that one day when his son was very young he was startled when he heard his son use the name of Jesus improperly. He said, I suppose he heard someone doing this and so he thought he might try it. He told his son that whenever he heard him use the name of Jesus it had better be in a prayer.

The power that is in the name of Jesus works both ways. It can be spoken in a blessing but it can also be spoken in a curse. Also when we use the name of Jesus to achieve our selfish gain we are in danger of using the name of Jesus improperly.

It tells us in the Book of James ----- James 4:3 "You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on yourself (your selfish wants, desires and needs)."

The word Vain means to use for selfish purposes. Vanity comes from this same Greek word that is used for vain. Vanity is when we become consumed with one’s self.

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Pray in the name of Jesus...

Thank you for this message. I've wondered why we end prayers, in the name of Jesus or in Jesus's name and you've helped me understand. It seemed like a good way to end a prayer because if it wasn't for Jesus, we couldn't pray. This might be why I never questioned this.

That is great to pray in the name of Jesus!

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February 10 - - - Pray in the Name of Jesus

John 16:23 “Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My Name He will give you."

How many times have we prayed using the words IN THE NAME OF JESUS? When we sit down to a meal we pray "In the name of Jesus". When we pray for our love one's we pray "In the name of Jesus" When difficulties come into our lives we pray "In the name of Jesus". Every time we pray we end the prayer by praying "In the name of Jesus" and rightly so but what does it mean when we “pray in the name of Jesus”?

When we pray the name of Jesus we are approaching the throne of God with the all the power and authority that is in Jesus. Jesus said, “whatever you ask the Father in My Name He will give you."

Jesus has given us the power that is in His name every time we use it. We can bless those around us by simply using this name but if were not careful we can also curse those around us simply by using this name.

Just speaking the name of Jesus has the power to change everything. There is power in the name of Jesus because there is power in Jesus the Son of God.

So when we pray “in the name of Jesus” we are not simply speaking words but we are speaking all the power that is in Jesus the Son of the Living God. ------ Now How Great Is That?

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Praying the roof off...

Four men cared enough about the man who had palsy to uncover the roof (where Jesus was). That was probably very difficult. But that isn't all they did. When they had broken the roof up, they let down the bed where the man who had palsy laid.

I was thinking those four men that worked to bring the man to Jesus, must have been good friends of the man with palsy. They cared enough to go the extra mile.

I never thought about them trying the front and back door and probably the windows. When they couldn't get him to Jesus that way, they thought of another...through the roof!!

Yes, how persistent am I when I pray! Not persistent enough!

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February 9 - - - Praying the roof off

Mark 2:1-4 1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. 3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. 4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

This is a story of five men and their faith in Jesus. Jesus had come into town and had been received with open arms, so much so that the house was full. There were five men, more than likely good friends one of them being sick with the palsy.

These men had heard that Jesus was in town and had also heard of the miracles of healing that Jesus had performed. So these four men decided that they would take their sick friend to Jesus. They placed him on a cot and carried him to the house were Jesus was.

Upon arriving they found a large crowd of people at the house so much so they could not enter. Now the Bible does not tell us how many ways they tried to enter the house. All it tells us is that they were unable to reach Jesus. They must have tried the front door then the back door. They must have tried the windows. Then they must have tried pushing their way in only to find that they were unable to penetrate the crowd.

When all else failed they lifted the man to the roof and tore the roofing off making a hole big enough to lower the man in. They were determined to get their friend to Jesus. They weren’t about to take no for an answer even if it was going to cost them the price of a new roof.

How persistent are we when we pray? The reason these four men were so persistent was because they know that if they reached Jesus their friend would be healed. If we had this much faith and if we truly believed that God is a God of healing I don’t believe we would stop praying until we received from God. I believe we would be like the four men that tried every way possible even to the point of tearing the roof off in order to get to Jesus.

How many roofs have we torn of lately - - praying?

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When the storm comes your house will stand.

That's true, when the storm comes the Bible tells us the house built on the sand will fall but the house built on the rock (Jesus) will stand.

It's good to warn people that the storms will come. I remember a tract I saw and read that showed a terrible storm and a raging body of water. People were crying for help. In the background there was a mountain and a path along that mountain where people were strolling, dressed up kinda fancy and ladies had umbrellas as I recall. The point of this tract was to say people still needed help and those on the mountain didn't see them. There were some down in the water who were attempting to bring them to safety. When we get back home I'll let you know who makes this tract. It's special to me.

You have helped me in a really tough storm in my life! Thank you so much Herb.

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February 8 - - - When the Storm comes your house will stand

Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Then when the storm comes, and the storms will come, the Bible tells me that the house built on the sand will fall but the House built on the Rock will stand.

In the parable each house is built in preparation of a storm and we all know the storm will come. I heard it once said that we are either coming out of a storm, in the midst of a storm or going into a storm.

No better place to be in a storm then anchored to the rock, Jesus the Rock of Ages

The Storms will come.

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Use good blueprints in building your house..

Just this morning my husband was drawing a plan how he'd like to remodel our bathroom. It was sorta like a blueprint showing it from the top view.

From what someone told me, I think we can prepare for a storm (at least somewhat) before the storm comes. The person was talking about the storms in our lives. We can ask the Lord (first and foremost) to help us in the storms in our lives. We can be consistent with reading His word. Just now I thought of a hurricane or an awfully hard storm. I think there are times I'd need to trust that the Lord would bring me through. He has brought me through storms before. "There is nothing too hard for Thee". I'd need to remember this and trust the Lord for He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think.

But if this storm was a rainstorm, to prepare for it we need to be sure all the windows are closed, and the things that are outside are protected. We also need to be sure we have an umbrella ready in case we need to go out in the storm.

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February 7 - - - Use good blueprints in BUILDING YOUR HOUSE

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Use a good set of blueprints. Know what kind of house you want to build and use the best blue prints that you can find. Follow the plans doing everything the way it should be done. You wouldn’t have much of a house if you only look at the blueprints once a week for one hour on Sunday. You need to search it out daily.

We also need to follow the plan that God has given us on how to build our life. The Bible is the Christians blueprints. How does the Bible say that I should handle this? How should I respond to this? When the storm comes how and what should I do?

You do know the storms will come.

What do you think?

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You may need help building your house...

Absolutely!!! I needed lots of help in my Christian life and sometimes I still do. For example, I have received much help from you and your messages.

I am so thankful a Christian counselor suggested that I read a chapter a day from my Bible!
She also gave me lots of good suggestions.

My husband needed help in enlarging our garage so a friend helped him. While my husband was telling his friend about a problem he had come across, he often realized the solution! Just talking about things can help immensely!

There have been times his friend was aware of a solution my husband wasn't. But if my husband hadn't spoken about this problem neither one would have a solution. I am all for talking things out with a trusted friend. In doing this another person realizes how much we need their prayer.

That's another good reason to talk to the Lord about things! He can be trusted. And we can cast all our care upon Him for He cares for us!

Thank you LOTS for this message and thank you so very much for the help and prayer you've given me.

You are a special brother and a super teacher.






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February 5 - - -- - You may need help BUILDING YOUR HOUSE

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

There may be times we will need help with the building of our house. You may need someone to give you advice or hold a board in place. There may be things in the building you don’t understand or just don’t know how to do. Then you may need to help others with the building of their house.

The Christian walk sometimes is not easy. Encourage one another and build each other up, just as it tells us in.--1 Thessalonians 5:11.

There will be times when we need others to help by praying. There will be times we need good Christian advice, someone to talk to about the storms in our lives. There will be times when we need others to just be there for us, to encourage us as we strive to live the Christian life.

What do you think?

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Choosing the best material for building your house..

After all this is our house. You've said this about our lives and the place we live.

For awhile now Don and I have been looking at mobile homes out here in Mesa. We've looked at those that were very reasonable and not very nice. Since we don't need to move, we don't want to just settle for something neither of us really likes.
If we find one, this is where we'd spend our winters....at least for the time being. We've been praying for the Lord's guidance because we don't want to be where He doesn't want us to be.
We're going back tomorrow to look at a few mobile homes. Please pray for God's will, not ours to be done.

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February 4 - - Choosing the best material for BUILDING YOUR HOUSE

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Material

When we build our house we need to use good material, the best lumber and brick good flooring and carpet, the best cabinets in the kitchen, picking and choosing the very best, after all this is our house.

It’s the same with our lives. We need to choose only the very best like being part of a good Bible believing church, having a good prayer life and spending time in God’s Word, after all this is our house.

What do you think?

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The parable--the house built on the Rock.

The house built on the rock didn't fall but the house built on the sand fell....great was the fall of it.

That's an encouraging verse. But it also reminds me how important it is to live in the house built of the rock.

Jesus is the rock. He is the rock of our salvation!

I never noticed they are both building in preparation for a storm. People need to know a storm is coming if they don't already know.

I've heard something like that too, we are either coming out of a storm, in the midst of a storm or going into a storm.

Someone told me when I was a fairly new Christian, I should prepare for a storm. As I recall this meant to stay in God's word.

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February 3 - - The parable - - House built on the Rock

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

When building a house the first thing you look at is location. A person will sometimes look a long time trying to pick the right place to build their house.

Jesus tells us of two builders and how each chose different locations for building. One chose a location you might say would at the beach. Now this sounds like a great place to build. Every day you play in the sand or walk along the beach but the beach is not a very good place to be when a storm comes in from the ocean.

Jesus tells us that the other builder built upon a rock. Rock is not a very easy place to build. To build on rock requires a lot of work. You would need to do some drilling or even blasting in order to set the foundation.

Jesus was speaking of our lives and what we build our lives upon. Some build on things that are temporal like money or their jobs, friends and a good time. These are the ones who are like the man that built on the sand. Then there are those that build their lives upon a rock. Jesus is the rock.

One thing they both have in common in this parable. They are both building in preparation for a storm and you can be sure the storm will come. I heard it once said that we are either coming out of a storm, in the midst of a storm or going into a storm.

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Just reading this verse is really wonderful.

"Isaiah 48:17 - This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go."
This one verse says a lot.
This is what the Lord says. He is the Lord because He said He is.
The word of God is going to tell us what the Lord says.
Then God's word tells us who the Lord is....our redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Then He speaks and says He is the Lord our God, who teaches us what is best for us, who directs us in the way we should go.

Yes, it is great that we can trust Him to teach us what is best and to direct us in the way that is right..

It really is good knowing God has our best interest at heart.

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February 2 - - - God knows best

Isaiah 48:17 - This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

No one likes to be told what is best for them. I recall when I was growing up my mother use to tell me, “she would say now this is for your own good” and I know when she said this that I wouldn’t like what she was about to say. Even though I know I would not like what she was about to say I know that she had my best interest at heart. I could put my trust in her because I know she loved me.

God is telling us that He knows what is best for us. He tells us in this scripture “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you”. Isn’t it great that we can put our trust in God knowing that He will direct us in the way that is right. Isn’t it even greater knowing that God always has our best interest at heart.

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A hard working church...

I understand the word of God says keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life. I want to do this. I hope in my trying, it doesn't end up being my will at work.

I appreciated your prayer. I was thinking it while I was reading it.

When I saw verses from Revelation here I remembered asking my Sunday school teacher if he would teach at our house. He has taught Revelation before but I don't think he's planning on teaching that. I asked Don before I asked my teacher. Before we left home, my teacher said when we get back we can begin this study.

When I get home I'm going to have to clean the house!!!! I just now thought of a friend I might ask to help me with the cleaning.

We're planning on leaving here the 27th or the 28th of this month.

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February 2 - - - A hard working church

Rev 2:1-3 To the angel of the church in Ephesus say: These things says he who has the seven stars in his right hand, who is walking in the middle of the seven gold lights: 2 I have knowledge of your doings, and of your hard work and long waiting, and that you will not put up with evil men, and have put to the test those who say they are Apostles and are not, and have seen that they are false; 3 And you have the power of waiting, and have undergone trouble because of my name, without weariness.

Sounds like a good hard working Church doing all the right things but look at what Jesus has to say about this church.

Rev 2:4 But I have this against you, that you are turned away from your first love.

They had moved away from that first altar. That love affair that they once had with Jesus. They had become so engrossed in what they were doing, and what they were doing was good, but they forgot why they were doing it. They left their first love. They were in love with what they were doing and not in love with Jesus the one they were doing it for. Jesus is telling them that they need to go back to that first alter.

Do we need to go back to that first alter? Back to that time when we first ask Jesus into our live. Do we need to renew that commitment and that joy that was ours when we first met Jesus?

I'm not asking you to be saved again because I don't believe you need to. I am asking you to renew what took place that special day at that special time at that very special first alter.

Prayer
Lord I come before you now asking you to forgive me for drifting away from that closeness that I had at that first altar when I first asked you to come into my life. I want to renew that commitment. Lord I ask you again to fill my heart with your love and you’re forgiveness. I ask you to keep me forever close to you and that first altar.

See you in church


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Thank you for praying with me.

Moving away from our first altar...

It's sad how things (even what we may think of as little things) can get us side tracked. (I know there's a Bible verse about those little things)
Plus one's focus can be so intense on something or someone else they aren't thinking of the Lord.
Plus we can get so involved in what is good. I think there are times people overdo in getting involved in "good" things. But if it's not what the Lord wants for a particular person than it really isn't good for that person.
Please understand, I too could get over involved in good things and I could get focused on something or someone else and I could get side tracked by things, even those little things.

I like your example of Sanford and Son. I don't want to neglect the giver. I know I could just as anyone else could, but I don't want to neglect Him.

Thanks again brother Herb!!
















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January 31 - - - Moving away from our first alter

Often as we travel throw life we often move away from that first alter, that altar of salvation. That altar where we first met with God. We can get so evolved in church and the things about church or just the thing in everyday living that sometime we find ourselves moving away from that first alter. I heard it once said if you have ever been closer to God then you are right now then you have back slidden.

I was watching a TV show the other night, it was Sanford and Son you know, the junk yard man. Lamont and Fred’s girl friend gave Fred a pool table for his birthday. Fred became so engrossed in the pool table that he neglected both his girlfriend and Lamont. He became so engrossed with the gift that he neglected the giver.

Can we become so engrossed with our Gift from God that we neglect God the giver?

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Thank you Herb.
The testimony is mine and yet it's the Lord's even more! If it wasn't for Him, none of those things would have happened. I love the fact that almighty God has and is working in my life.

I have a prayer request. I had the opportunity to tell a lady she could get saved today. Her first name is Cindi. Thanks so much!!

I told you a couple of days ago I was going to find an altar in our motorhome. I did and it's good. I am thankful you mentioned that about an altar and going to your closet and praying in private.

Thanks again brother Herb!!










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Great testimony Darlene.

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January 30 - - - I Often go back to that first alter.

Now the church building is gone where I met with God at that first alter. The building has been torn down but the altar is still their because the altar is not the building but that time when I met with God and gave my life to Him.

I often go back to that first alter to that commitment I made to God. That commitment I made allowing God to come into my life.

Each time I take that trip back to that first alter I renew the joy that was mine then and is mine now. I go back not to be saved again but to renew the commitment that I made with God. That commitment of allowing Jesus to come into my life, giving Jesus Kingship in my life.

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Altar of salvation...

This reminds me of the day I was saved. There were 3 things that happened probably a couple of weeks before that day. My Dad wrote a poem and he told me since I went to church now and then he decided to show me the poem. At the end of his poem he wrote, Oh God where is Thy salvation? After I read that I said, Jesus is God's salvation for us Dad. I remember this day so well.

Another thing that happened had to do with a pregnant friend of mine. Her husband worked nights so I told her if the baby begins to come during the night call me. Her labor did begin during the night so she called. I had no idea how to get to St Lukes Hospital in Chicago, but today I know the Lord must have been behind the wheel. As I was driving she was in a great deal of pain. I remember telling her, if the Lord is willing we'll get to the hospital in time. This was their first baby and yet as I recall the baby was born within an hour after we got to the hospital. I was asked to be the baby's godmother. They were Catholic so I asked our pastor (at the time) if it would be ok for me to be a godmother. He said yes...

The other thing that happened was I drove two of our daughters to Youth for Christ. I went into the gift shop to look for something for our oldest daughter's birthday. While I was looking I overheard a man and a young man talking about the rapture. I was very curious so when the young man left the shop I told the man I had heard them talking and wondered what the rapture was. He told me!
Then later that evening our daughter Debbie told me her class teacher asked her if I knew the Lord. She said she thought I did....so their class began praying for me!!!!!!!!
The man in the gift shop had been her classes teacher.

Writing this sure brought back memories!!!!

There was a time (about five years before I came to know Jesus and He came to know me), when I thought I was saved because I had made a profession of faith with a lady who went to the same church I went to now and then. The problem was I didn't realize I was a sinner. My family, mom, dad, aunts uncles and cousins were all "nice" people. I think this is a common problem and it's sad.

Those 3 things happened before I actually got saved.

There came a time (January 3rd or 4th of 1974) when I knew I was a sinner and needed Jesus in my life!! There was no doubt about it. I heard parts of verses...In the beginning God, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. I laid on our bed and said, Father, please send Jesus into my life to help me with it.

He did!!

One day I was reading a little booklet and when I read the word "salvation", I knew that's what had happened to me!!





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I just found this on Facebook. One of our daughters posted it. I hope it touches you as it did me.

Verse of the Day for Thursday January 29th, 2015
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
—Ephesians 3:20-21
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
Sometimes there is nothing left for us to do except praise God! While we may sometimes dream of doing great things for God and his Kingdom, the dreams aren't as big as God's plans. While we may be richly talented, influential, powerful, or rich, these are merely tools in God's hands, not symbols of our sufficiency. "God is able" has to be one of the best and most accurate phrases in the Bible. But this time, it's said about his work in you in me. He is able much more than we imagine to work through and in us. What can we say to that? Hallelujah!
My Prayer...
Loving Father, please help me better know and live your will. I want to be your vessel of ministry, healing, blessing, and hope to those around me at work and play. Please use me to your glory today, and always. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

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A word from the Word
January 30 - - - Altar of salvation

I would like to tell you of the first altar I built. That was the day I asked Jesus to come into my life and to be my Lord and Savior.

I have always known about God as long as I can remember. I believed that if I was good that God loved me and if I was bad that God did not love me. I believed that if I lived a good life and asking God to forgive me when I sinned then I would go to heaven. I believed that if I was bad and sinned then I would be going to hell.

Based on what I believed I lived one day going to heaven and other days going to hell. So one day, looking at my life I came to a decision that I was going to hell more days than I was going to heaven. So I decided, why should I even try – it was obvious that I was going to hell. There was no way I was going to make it into heaven.

So I stopped, I stopped praying, I stopped going to church but I don't think I ever stopped believing in God. I just felt that I could never be good enough for God to love me.

Then one day a friend invited me to his church. We need to invite friends to church. I hate to think where I would be if my friend Larry had not invite me to his church.

That night at church I met God at that first altar. I had known about God but I had never really met God, big difference between knowing about God and knowing God. I knelt before God at my first altar and give myself to Him. I simply asked Jesus to come into my life.

I prayed this prayer. I prayed Lord I need to talk to you. Lord you know what I am and you know I’ve tried to be the person you would have me to be many times and each time I failed. So the only think I can do is to tell you that if you can do anything with me – if you can change me then I give you permission to do so. Lord I give myself to you.

And what do you think happened? Jesus did. Jesus came into my life that night and He did change me. I became that new person. That night Jesus wrote my name in the Lambs Book of Life.

I met Jesus at that first altar at that altar of salvation.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that marriages and family relationships throughout the congregation will be strengthened.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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The altar of God...

I wonder what it's like playing a harp. It seems like it would be so beautiful and relaxing.
I hope the sound of a harp glorifies the Lord. I think it would because it's so beautiful.

I like the way you explained an altar. That place where we meet with God.

There are a couple of places at home where I love to be because the Lord is there with me. Of course He is here with me too, but I haven't found the right altar or closet yet. I often just sit on the couch in the motor home and read my Bible and talk to the Lord. Our dog Annie sits with me there. Tomorrow I will go to the bedroom, close the door and use that as my altar.

Thank you brother Herb!!



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A word from the Word
January 28 - - - The altar of God


Psalm 43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

We don't use the term altar much anymore. We don't talk about the altar in the church. We don't talk about the altar in the home. We talk about everything today except the altar.

An altar is that place where you meet with God. It could be a bench in back of the building. It could be a chair in your room. It could be a place at the foot of your bed.

Everyone needs an altar in their life. That place where you meet with God. That place where you can be away from the world and alone with God. In the Gospel of Matthew the altar is called a prayer closet.

Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly

The good news bible says it like this. “But when you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you”.

I love that - - - Go to your room, close the door, and spend time with God.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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1/27/15 10:16 P

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Put your trust in the Lord...

It's good the second part of verse 5 is there because without it this would say trust in the Lord with all thine heart. Trusting isn't trying and trying isn't trusting. Trusting the Lord is good.

and lean not unto thine own understanding. This part of this verse has helped me often!!
I don't need to understand as much as I may want to understand. Lean not unto thine own understanding.

The next verse is...in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths

When I am trusting Him and not trying to understand stuff beyond my understanding, than I want to acknowledge Him!

Thank you for saying that we are faith people! We don't base our lives on "our own understanding". We place out trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him. He is God and He will direct our paths.

That was very helpful brother Herb! Thank you!







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A word from the Word
January 27 - - Put your trust in the Lord

Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I once saw a picture of a street sigh showing two directions. One direction was marked MY WAY and the other direction was marked GODS WAY. We often come to this place in our lives. A place when we must choose which direction we are going to go.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Trusting on your own understanding is not always the best way to go. The Word of God tells us that we are to 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; - - - -. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

We are faith people and we don’t base our life on “our own understanding”. We place our trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him as God who will show us and direct us on the right path.

Don’t you just love the Word of God?

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray for Our Pastor and Staff. Pray that God will grant the pastoral leadership a strong sense of vision for the church and congregation.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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