WITNESS BY THE LIVING GOD

During my summer breaks from college, I worked in the police department replacing secretaries on their vacations. I was a rotating secretary to the individual head of all the divisions:  Chief, Detective, Patrol, Traffic, Accidents, Juvenile , and Incarcerations!  Sort of a girl Friday.  It was a continuing learning experience. In the Detective Division there was an inside window with an enclosed room on the other side which always had a covering.  Then one day the cover was gone.  The Chief ask me to observe through the one way window as they questioned and recorded a person of interest.  I would become a #witness!  At the age of nineteen, I knew the validity of my responsibility.  How good is your word and witness in the eyes of the LORD?   “A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness utters lies” Proverbs 14:5 We hear so many views and opinions today. Sound like Job 18 “How long will it be to the end of your words:  marked, counted and reputed vile…as the light of the wicked shall be put out and sparks of fire shall not shine”   Who is a faithful & a true witness?   “Behold MY WITNESS IS IN HEAVEN AND MY RECORD IN HIGH” Job 16:19    JESUS said, “There is another who bears witness of me, and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true” John 5:32  Will He find us a faithful and true witness?..“If you receive ‘the witness of men, the WITNESS OF GOD IS GREATER”  1John 5:9

SHADOW OF THE LIVING GOD

from Barbara's Bible

As a young child when going to visit #friends and #relatives with my Mother, I remember hearing, “Hi Ginny, where’s your #shadow”?  You see I loved and hovered closely to my mom.  So I knew what they meant when calling me a shadow.  Later I started school and back then we walked on sidewalks in the neighborhood to “get me to the school on time”.  While walking, I observed many moving shadows composed from various objects: trees, houses, birds, dogs and storms!  I was just learning new words and their definition and discovering scriptures in the Bible that gave me comfort. “GOD has been my strength when needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, A SHADOW from the heat and blasts from the terrible ones.”Isaiah 25:4  So when Halloween time approached, I wanted “my shadow” accompanying me to first grade school carnival.  Each class decorated and you paid to go inside their room to play a game.  My class did bobbing for apples. I was remembering  Ps.17:8  “Keep me as the apple of the HIS eye and HIDE ME UNDER THE SHADOW OF GOD’S WINGS”  Those costumes and spooks were creepy to me so I held on to “In the SHADOW OF GOD’S HAND HE HID ME” Isaiah 49:2  “How excellent is God’s loving kindness therefore children put their trust under the shadow of God’s wings” Ps.36:7 ..”because GOD has been my help, I will rejoice in the SHADOW OF THY WINGS” Ps.63:7  Facing the unknown darkness and evil at any age is daunting!  Just as I felt security next to my mother as a toddler, I have GOD’S everlasting love, strength, wisdom holding and guiding me through the unknown today.  You choose a trick or a real treat this year…“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of lights with whom is no variableness, nor does His shadow turn..from the word of truth.”  James 1:17,18     “He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY” PS.91:1 

The Joy of Jesus – Serenity In Your Contemplation – Greeting By Provision – Grace

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      20060723 Joy Of Jesus - Serenity In Your Contemplation - Greeting By Provision - Grace - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  Who said that?  Was it #Mohammed, #Buddha,  #Krishna or #JesusChrist?  Jesus made that bold claim in John 14:6 and as God’s son he is able to back it up.  He is also uniquely qualified to work in our lives to bring us joy, real joy.  Paul closes his letter to the Christians at Philippi by wishing God’s grace upon them.  What is grace?  Can we earn it through good works or behavior?  What are the means of grace?  What are the types of grace?  Who is our source of God’s grace?  

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THE LIVING GOD IS CLOTHED

from Barbara's Bible

With the changing of seasons we like to be #clothed for the #climate #changes.  I remember as a child I read Hans Christian Anderson’s  ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’.  What a #shocker !  However, that tale taught me about perceived reality.  Do clothes make a man?  What’s behind the mask, the microphone, the screen, the video, or the internet?   It was a child calling out that the Emperor had NO CLOTHES ON which exposed the TRUTH .  Do we want truth today?  “BLESS the LORD O,GOD thou art very GREAT; MY GOD IS CLOTHED WITH HONOR AND MAJESTY COVERED WITH LIGHT AS WITH A GARMENT THAT STRETCHES OUT THE HEAVEN LIKE A CURTAIN”  Psalms 104:1,2  Do you think Anderson was writing about a ruler who thought himself equal to GOD?  With what are we clothed?  11Corinthians 5 speaks to us “We groan earnestly desiring to be clothed for our house which is for heaven: but if so be that being clothed we are actually found naked…being burdened not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed with the mortal’s way of life that might swallow us up.”   We have many tales portrayed on screen such as in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ with a voice behind the curtain trying to rule others.  Sound familiar ?   Job said in chapter 29 “that God preserved me when His candle shined upon my head and when by His Light I walked through darkness …the nobles held their peace and their tongues…while GOD CLOTHED ME IN RIGHTEOUSNESS as men gave ear and kept silent at my counsel and …the light of GOD’S countenance they cast not down”  Truth comes from the Lord.  “The LORD has sworn TRUTH unto David; he will not turn from it…if your children will keep my covenant and my testimonies I shall teach them & bless..GOD WILL CLOTHE WITH SALVATION, but upon His ENEMIES WILL I CLOTHE WITH SHAME” Psalms 132

The Joy of Jesus – Serenity In Your Contemplation – Ground For Greeting – In The Politeness

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      20060709 Joy Of Jesus - Serenity In Your Contemplation - Grounds For Greeting - In The Politeness - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

#Civility, #politeness, #courtesy – where have they gone?  If you watch the #news and these days it is hard to escape, you know that what gets reported is the #violent or #vulgar.  But if you are fortunate enough to gather with others and better yet other believers, hopefully you can get a dose of common decency.  If you are a Christ follower, or saint as the Bible calls us, it should be in your new nature to spread politeness wherever you go.  How did Paul share the joy of Jesus while imprisoned?

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