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4/21/15 6:57 A

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I will be going back into the hospital today. The inner incision from my operation has opened up. I will be in for about three days. I will be at Audubon. The surgery will be done today at 10:30.

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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4/20/15 9:15 P

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wisdom and prudence..

I've heard grace is unmerited favor...I like the way you put it much better because the way I heard it leaves no hope for people. No receiving!! The receiving of that which we do not deserve...is good! Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Yes, it's by grace any of us are saved...but we need to call upon the Lord for our salvation.

Yours and your wife's anniversary is two days before ours! This Thursday (April 23rd) we'll have been married for 60 years.

I sure will be praying for both you and Anna. Your sister in Him who loves us all, Darlene


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4/20/15 6:35 A

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What a great testimony Darlene

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April 20 - - - wisdom and prudence

Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;"

Where in: refers back to the grace mentioned in previous verse where it says “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

Grace is the “receiving of that which we do not deserve”. Because of our sin we deserve the wrath of God but God chose to give us forgives of sin through the blood of Jesus.

The entire first chapter of Ephesians shows us the grace of God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Over and over in the first chapter of Ephesians it tells us who we are and what we have received in Christ Jesus. God, in His grace, has provided everything that is needed, and more, to make His plan of salvation through Jesus work for the believer.

It goes on to say “Wherein he hath abounded” meaning to extend to the maximum. Not just a little bet of grace but the maximum amount of Grace.

Isn’t that just like God always doing everything to the maximum including His GRACE? - - - - - - In Christ Jesus.

Just a thought.

Note: My wife Anna and I will be married 59 years tomorrow April 21.

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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.

(Note: This will be the last post for about a week. I ask for your prayers.)


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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4/19/15 5:25 P

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In thinking about your question, I thought, where would I be without God's Word? I'd have a lot less food for my spirit. I don't think I'd have the direct guidance of the Spirit. I certainly wouldn't know as much about Jesus as I do (and I know little). I wouldn't know what Jesus went through before He was nailed to the cross. I wouldn't know about the people in the Bible....that is unless someone told me. I wouldn't know that Jesus lives in me, and has since I was saved. I wouldn't know Jesus is going to rapture up the church. I wouldn't know that I can pray and when I do God hears me. That is overwhelming!!
I have known Jesus as my Savior since January of 1974. I have known Him as my Lord since about 1989.
Right after I got saved in January of 74, I was able to read some of the Bible...very little but more than I could before I got saved. Shortly after that I wrote the poem about faith. I think I've left that here before.

In answer to your question, yes, I love God's Word.

Thank you Herb!!!



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4/19/15 9:47 A

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Darlene don't you just love the WORD OF GOD?

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April 19 - - - “Through His blood”

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

It says “In whom we have redemption through His (Jesus) blood”. The payment for our redemption, our salvation was, made at the cross.

Hebrews 9:22 "Almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission". - - Without the shed blood of Jesus Christ there could be no forgiveness of sins!

We don’t talk much about the blood of Jesus anymore. When was the last time you heard a good sermon on the blood of Jesus? Some people get uncomfortable when we talk about blood in fact some denominations today have taken from their hymnbooks songs that speak of the "blood of Jesus". They believe that they are too primitive for today’s world and yet it was the very blood of Jesus that paid the price for our redemption.

The blood of Jesus was shed for the forgiveness of sins. The forgiveness of sin is the loosing of a person from that which not only separates a person from God but also binds him in captivity to that very sin.

How does the old hymn go?

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Just a thought

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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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4/18/15 7:04 P

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In whom we have redemption..

Thanks for telling us what redemption means. The story was good!!!

No matter how much that little boat wanted to be with the little boy it wasn't able to do a thing to bring that about. The same boy who made the little boat paid the price so they could be together again.

Jesus made man but man sinned against Him by not obeying Him. Because of His extreme love, Jesus went to the cross to pay the price that only He could pay. Because Jesus paid the price, we can be with Him forever.

Thank you again!!!





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4/18/15 9:08 A

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April 18 - - - In whom we have redemption

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Redemption meaning deliverance from sin; salvation, atonement for guilt, repurchase, as of something sold. paying off, as of a mortgage, bond, or note. Repurchase, paying off, as in the story I use to tell the children in children church years ago - - many years ago.

Once upon a time – all children stories begin with this – A young boy and his father built a small boat together. This young boy loved this little boat dearly. Everywhere he went he took this boat with him. One day he took his little boat to the ocean and as he was playing the boat drifted away from him and was lost at sea. Some fisherman caught the little boat in their nets and brought it to a little store and sold it to the shopkeeper.

One day as the little boy was walking through town he saw the little boat in the shopkeeper’s window. He told the shopkeeper how he and his father had made the boat together and how it was lost at sea.

The shopkeeper told the little boy that if he wanted the little boat he would have to punches it. So the little boy went home and got the money needed to buy back the little boat that was once his.

THE LITTLE BOY REDEAMED HIS LITTLE BOAT.

Oh by the way the story ends by the little boy saying. The boat is mine now two times. Once because I made it and again because I redeemed it.

Jesus redeamed us with his blood. Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death. Jesus paid this wage for us by His death on the cross.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Our redemption is also found in the Lord Jesus Christ

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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4/17/15 3:03 P

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Unto the adoption of children..

If I'm understanding this right, Jesus's death on the cross paid the price for all sin but once we are a child of God, we are redeemed and adopted. Jesus paid it all.

But if someone refuses the Gift of God (Jesus) then their sins remain and they aren't adopted.

I have no idea how many times I've read Galatians...many! Yet reading Galatians 4:4-7 now it seems like there's more here!

4 made under the law...why? 5 to redeem them that were under the law...that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 and because we are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts crying Abba Father. 7 wherefore we are no longer a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Thank you so very much brother Herb!

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4/17/15 6:30 A

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April 17 - - -Unto the adoption of children

Ephesians 1:5-65 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Let us look at the word “adoption”. Paul gives us a picture of us being brought into the family of God by adoption. Being adopted by God means that we are accepted into His family and brings a multitude of blessings but also responsibilities. Being adopted by God also means that we receive new rights. Rights that we never had before.

Under Roman law, if you were an adopted son, you had the same legal rights as a son born of natural birth into the family. An adopted son had the right to the family name and rights to the father’s inheritance. So being adopted we stand before God with legal right to the Family name and with full rights to the family inheritance.

But an inheritance takes place only at the death of a person but be assured God is not dead. It was Jesus and His death on the cross that brought us into this adoption and also brought us into this inheritance.

Galatians 4:4-7 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Ephesians Verse 6 tells us why we have been adopted – It says we are adopted so we would be able to praise God for His glory and His grace. In other words, if we had never been adopted we would have never known God’s glory or God’s grace.

Oh by the way, YOU CAN NEVER BE UN-ADOPTED.

Just a thought

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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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4/16/15 7:20 A

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Thank you Darlene

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April 16 - - - God predestinated us unto the adoption

Ephesians 1:5
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

God’s plan for our adoption was predestined or I could say predetermined before the world was created. God predestined that we be adopted and that our adoption would be made through His Son Jesus.

Let us begin by looking at this word predestined or predetermined. This does not mean that some ore predestined to be saved and others are predestined to be lost. What this does mean is that God predestined for all to be saved.

For God so loved THE WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son - - - . God so loved ALL THE WORLD not just part of the world. God’s plan is for ALL TO BE SAVED.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.

So you see God predestined all to be saved or adopted. God provided everything that a person needs to be saved in Christ Jesus. If a person is not saved it is against what God planed or predestined. God’s plan of redemption is in Jesus and the cross and this is what predestined all to be saved but this must be received.

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

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

I love where it say that this is the good pleasure of God’s will. You know it makes me pretty happy also. ----- This also is done in Christ Jesus.

Just a thought

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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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4/14/15 8:42 P

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God's love...

I heard about someone quite young that was very sick and I wondered why. I wasn't questioning God's love but it's VERY good remembering that this sickness and the trauma didn't come from God.

God didn't cause the deaths of my mom and dad either. And He didn't cause the trauma that was tough to bear when they passed on. I am thankful they were both Christians when they died.

Now and then it helps me to write about some particular times in my life when Jesus helped me, when without His help I have no idea how (or even if) I would've made it.

I want you to know I am very grateful to you for the messages you leave here.



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4/14/15 7:47 A

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April 14 - - -God’s Love

Malachi 12 “I have loved you,” says the LORD. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’

Many times when things happen in our loves that we don’t understand like a death or a sickness we fail to see Gods love. There are even times when we want to blame God and this is when we ask the question, “How have You love us?” What we most often fail to see is that the trauma did not come from God.

We know from the Word that death and sickness both come from sin, the sin of Adam in the garden. Romans 6:23 say’s “the wages of sin is death”. Had there been no sin there would have been no sickness or death.

So we say, “God how have you love us?” God has loved us by giving us life and then by giving us a new life in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ but not only did God give us life but He also provides for that life by giving us our daily needs.

So God loves us by giving but He also loves us by keeping.

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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4/13/15 12:47 P

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Holy and without blame..

I am so glad it all hinges on Him. The next paragraph is just as comforting!! I quote.."We stand before God in God’s love that is found in the Lord Jesus Christ. This being chosen and this holiness and this without blame all comes about in God’s love for us in Christ Jesus. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

I like the way you wrote out John 3:16. Thank you so much!!

Thanks also for praying for me. May God bless and comfort both you and Anne.



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April 13 - - -Holy and without blame.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

“That we should be holy and without blame”. Yes you and I have been chosen and yes you and I are holy and yes you and I are without blame. It is all hinges on “In Him and before Him in love”.

We stand before God in God’s love that is found in the Lord Jesus Christ. This being chosen and this holiness and this without blame all comes about in God’s love for us in Christ Jesus. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

“God so loved the world” that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus) that He (Jesus) might take upon Himself the sin of the world (our sin) so that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but might stand before Him (God) chosen and holy and without blame in His (God’s) own love.

How’s that for love?

Just a thought.

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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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4/12/15 6:55 A

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Thank you Darlene - - - I will be praying for you

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April 12 - - -Who we are In Christ Jesus

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

In Christ Jesus "I have been chosen" What does it mean to be chosen? The word chosen means to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: I love that “pick by preference”. I suppose we all recall when we were children and we played those games that children play, how excited we were when we were chosen. It tells us here that we were chosen by God before God even created the world.

Chosen and selected to be His. Now tell me if that doesn’t make you want to dance.

How can I a sinner be chosen and selected by such a Holy God? This is done by who we am in Christ Jesus. Everything we are is because Jesus is. When we look into the 1st chapter of the book of Ephesians we will see over and over that it says everything we are is because we are in Christ Jesus “Ephesians 1:4 According as He (God) has chosen us in Him (Christ Jesus) before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:”

So in Christ Jesus and in his death on the cross we have been chosen to be holy and without blame before God in love.

All I can say is WOW!

Just a thought - - - See you in church

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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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4/11/15 8:26 P

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Why..

I replied to yesterday's message but it didn't send. I've been having computer problems!
I've also had some health problems.

Yesterday's message was so timely, it was almost scary! Now today's gives me help in knowing what I need to do. I need to let my light shine.

Thank you brother Herb. I hope both you and Anne are well now.


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April 11 - - - Why

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.

Why did some people love Jesus and why do some people hate Jesus? Why do some people hate us because we are followers of Jesus? It’s all about Light and Darkness.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Some things just won’t mix. Water will not mix with oil and Light will not mix with darkness. We are called to be the light of the world in a world of darkness.

We need to understand that not only will light not mix with darkness but light has power over darkness. When you bring light into a room the darkness must leave. Darkness must and will always submit to light. We are called to be that light, the light of Jesus in the world of darkness of sin.

Let your light so shine before man, that Light that has the power to overcome the darkness of the world, the light of Jesus.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Just a thought

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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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April 10 - - - Respond with Love

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;

The world expects you to respond with getting-even and when you respond with Love it does not know what to do.

So they treat you badly and you treat them with kindness. They try to hurt you and you do kind things for them. They curse you and you pray for them. This is how a Christion is to respond to an enemy and if we respond to an enemy in this way it just might be that our enemy might stop being our enemy and then again maybe not. But if they change or if they don’t change our reaction to them is always the love of Jesus.

Just a thought

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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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April 9 - - Knowing is not Receiving.

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

The last couple day we have been talking about how “the wages of sin is death” and how God has a free gift for us in the lord Jesus Christ Today I would like to talk about the most important word that is found in John 1:12. That word is “receive”.

What does the word receive mean. The word “receive” means to take it as my own to make it mine. So if I were to tell you that I was going to give you a five dollar bill. You could believe that I was going to do this. You could believe that it was a five dollar bill. You could believe that this five dollar bill has the power to purchase things that you might want but the five dollar bill is not yours till you take it out of my hands and put it into your hands. You must receive it, then and only then do you have the five dollar bill.

The same with Jesus and the free gift of eternal life. You can believe in Jesus. You can believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sin. You can believe that the free gift of eternal life is in Jesus but you do not have Jesus nor do you have the eternal life that is in Jesus until you receive it. You must take Jesus as yours. It is as simple as saying I want Jesus to come into my life. It’s giving your life to the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a changing of direction. Walking after the world and the things of the world turning and now walking after God and the things of God. The bible calls this repentance.

You must take Jesus into your life and you do this by faith, by wanting and allowing Jesus into your life. When Jesus comes in eternal life also comes in.

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

Just a thought

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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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April 8 - -Free gift of eternal life.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We talked yesterday about how “the wages of sin was death” and I do believe we can all agree that we all have sinned. It may not even be a big sin but it does not say that it needed to be a big sin. It says the wages of sin is death that would be any size sin even just a little lie.

We also talked about how death here is separation from God for eternity. Now today I would like for us to look at the second part of the verse. “But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Now what is a gift? A gift is something that we receive that we do not labor for. If we labor for it, do something in order to receive it then it is no longer a gift but a wage. That means that if is free you cannot and do not do anything to earn it. Now if I told you that I would give you something, say a bible, if you attended church next Sunday that would not be a gift because you would need to do something before you could receive it. You would need to attend church next Sunday that would make it a wage.

God said he has a gift for you and that gift is in Christ Jesus. Receive Jesus and you receive the gift. Take Jesus and His teachings into your heart or I could say life and you receive the free gift from God of eternal life.

“but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. That simply means that everything we need to receive eternal life has already been done for us in Jesus Christ and Jesus gives it to us as a free gift. The gift is in Jesus. Yes eternal life is in the person of Jesus and it is 100% free.

Eternal live is in Jesus. It’s as simple as this, RECEIVE JESUS AND YOU RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE.

Now how good is that?

Just a thought

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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.


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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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April 7 - - Why was it that the grave could not hold Jesus?

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

In Romans 6:23 it says “the wages of sin is death” that means that if you sin you will and must die. Now were speaking of a spiritual death, a separation from God for eternity. This was given to us from God and in all fairness God cannot change it. If God changed it one time God would be unjust to all the others that he condemned by death because of their sin. So it stand for all eternity that if you sin you must and will die.

Then along came Jesus who had not sinned. Jesus did not sin. Jesus did not sin even one time. Jesus lived a complete sinless life but Jesus was put to death. Jesus died who had not sinned. For the first time in all times a person, Jesus who had not sinned died. This upset the balance of heaven and this had to be made right. So God allowed the unjust death of Jesus to become our death. Jesus became our substitute death.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he (God) hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; - - - - Jesus became our substitute death.

This is why the grave could not hold Jesus and this is why the grave cannot hold us.

Just a thought

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April 6 - - -Jesus lives

In Matthew 28:8 it tells us (New Living Translation) 8 The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very much afraid but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message.

Matthew captures the moment in a beautiful way...“And they departed quickly. They departed with fear and great joy running to bring his disciples the word that Jesus was alive.

The resurrection of the Jesus allows us to view death in a different way. Death is no longer the end of life it is the beginning. Death is no longer something that one must face with fear. Death is no longer the enemy to the followers of Jesus.

The devil thought he had won. He though he had killed Jesus by nailing Him to the cross. He had seen the limp, lifeless body of Jesus removed from the cross and laid in a tomb. He had seen the tomb secured, sealed, and guarded by Roman Soldiers.

Yet, to his "Surprise"! Death and the grave cannot hold the Son of God. Jesus had the authority to lay down his life but Jesus also had the authority to take it up again!

Today.........we worship and serve a Risen Savior. Jesus is alive.

As spoken by the words of this great hymn “HE LIV ES”

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.

Let me say that one more time. You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.

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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.


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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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April 5 - - - They came in tears and left rejoicing

Matthew 28:5-6 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

They came expecting to find the body of Jesus but instead they found an empty tomb. They came in tears and left rejoicing in gladness. We also often come to Jesus in tears and leave in gladness rejoicing. Finding the tomb empty they departed rejoicing. What a great way to leave a cemetery? Amen?

I don’t recall ever leaving a cemetery excited. We leave most often in pain crying. Even, if it’s not someone we were close to....excitement is not an emotion we usually feel leaving a gravesite...yet these ladies were excited!

The source of their excitement was the empty tomb. They had been told that Jesus had risen. Mark records that they left quickly and fled...and that they trembled and were amazed!

The resurrection of the Lord allows us to view death in a different way. Death for the believer is no longer the end of life it is the beginning. The Passion of Christ and his death would have been without meaning if it had not been for the resurrection.

Friday is always followed by Sunday and Good Friday is always followed by Easter Sunday. The death of Jesus is always followed by His resurrection

Jesus paid for our sins on the cross but He won the victory over death by His resurrection.

Happy Resurrection Sunday

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April 4 - - - They came expecting to find the body of Jesus

Mark 16:1-2 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

It tells us that “They arrived early”. These ladies didn’t arrive early in anticipation. They were not anxious to see the mangled body Jesus. After the crucifixion the body would not have been a very pleasant sight to see. Luke tells us that they had already seen the tomb where Jesus body was laid.

Luke 23:55-56 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.They had returned home where they prepared the spices, and ointments to anoint the body of Jesus according to the Jewish custom.

It was the custom to prepare the body (after cleansing) with various types of aromatic spices. Then the body would then be clothed in grave vestments made out of white linen. Then the grave linens were sewn together by women. No knots were permitted. No individual could be buried in fewer than three separate garments.

Starting at the feet, they would wrap to the neck. A separate piece would be wrapped around the head. The myrrh used was a drug which adheres so closely to the body that the grave clothes could not easily be removed.

Even though Nicodemus and Joseph had anointed the body of Jesus before placing it in the tomb it was done in haste and was not satisfactory enough for these ladies. So early in the morning on the day after the Sabbath while it was still dark, they left their homes and went to the tomb of Jesus. When they arrived they expected to find the body of Jesus but the tomb was empty.

Just when you think thing can get no worse the hand of God reaches down and changes everything. They expected to find Jesus dead in the tomb but they found the tomb empty and Jesus much alive.

Matthew 28:5-6 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

It was the worst of times that turned into the best of times. Jesus is alive and because of the cross and the blood of Jesus we too are very much alive in Jesus.


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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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I just found this and since it's going to be Easter this Sunday, I'll post it here.

1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.

2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,

3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?

6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in
Galilee:

7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”

8 Then they remembered his words.
— Luke 24:1 - 8



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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Thank you Darlene

A word from the Word
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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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 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.

What do you think?

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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.

What do you think?

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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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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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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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