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 Have you noticed what a divided world we live in? Think about what divides us—wealth, politics, color of our skin, religious beliefs/convictions, social justice, age, culture, etc…  You can probably add others.  But what is it that causes these differences to be a problem?  As always, God has an answer.  It says in James 4:1-3: “What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.”

 If there is one thing age has taught me, it is perspective!  Things that once shook my world are just not that important anymore!  I’m sure the year 2020 taught many people that lesson—no freedom to do the things we were used to doing or going to the places we were used to going.  We lived through it and survived.  It’s amazing what you can get along without!  When we leave this world and are in eternity, the differences we had on this earth will have no meaning and be forgotten!  There is really only one important matter—WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?

 Jesus spoke to His disciples in John 13:34-35: So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”Have you noticed there is so much hatred, bias, fear, and anger?  Satan is behind it, and using it everywhere he can—even within the Church of Believers!  He knows his time is short and he’s determined to do as much damage as possible.  We have been warned.

 I Peter 5:8-9 states: “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.”

 That is my point, “stay alert!”  Don’t let any of these worldly differences (politics, science, medicine, media, or culture movements) come between you.  Believe me, unbelievers are watching “professing Christians.”  Are we proving to them that we are disciples of Christ?  We can only do this if we continue to show our love for each other!

 As Peter wrote in I Peter 3:8-9: Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.”

 This up another point I’d like to make.  How do we show “Christian Love?”  C. S. Lewis wrote a book explaining that the Greek language has five different words for love, and they are descriptive of different types of love.  I’m sure you’ve heard the word “agape” before.  Its meaning is “unconditional love!” That is the love Jesus has for each one of us, and He said we should love each other in that manner. The New Testament so often refers to the “Family of God.”  We are brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and children (yes, even grandparents) spiritually.  We are going to spend eternity (forever) together!

 I was just contemplating the other day—what will “love” be like in Heaven?  I’m sure it will be a “Pure Love” for there is no sin, lust, temptation, jealousy, disappointment, or emotional anxiety in heaven.  We’ll have new bodies (Praise the Lord!), new understanding, new perspective, and we’ll greatly enjoy each other’s presence as we worship and serve our Lord of Lords and King of Kings, Jesus Christ!

 Don’t misunderstand me.  I am married to a woman I love with all five loves–plus!  She has been a gift from God, and I believe the woman Solomon was talking about in Proverbs 31.  With that established, I do believe I’m a member of the Family of God and as such I have brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren that I “love” in Christ!  I rejoice whenever a new member is added.  Please remember there is only One Race—the Human Race.  God made all of us in His own image.  And, there are only two categories of people—those who are saved, and those who are lost. 

“God so loved the world (everyone), that He gave His Only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting Life.” John 3:16

 Please, I beg you, be alert to the many ways Satan will try to divide us in these “last times.”   Rebuke him, in the name of Jesus, and stand united in Christ.  I pray that you are in the Family of God and will spend eternity in Heaven.  If you’re not sure, admit today that you have sinned against God, that you believe in the Gospel of Jesus, and call on Him!!!  He is waiting with open arms!  He loves you so much He died for you.  I love you too and invite you to come to Him right now—don’t delay!  “Today is the day of Salvation!” None of us even know if there will be a tomorrow here on earth.



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Blessed Assurance

I tend to believe the relevant word for the year 2021 is “Uncertainty”! Everyone has reached their limit of tolerance for the pandemic, wearing masks, social distancing, lockdowns, and pressure to be vaccinated. With a new President and administration, people are wondering what impact their policies will have on daily life. There is so much division and hatred and violence being demonstrated from every side. We know as a nation, we have enemies like China, Russia, North Korea and Iran that would love to destroy us. What will the next few weeks, months bring? Where will it all end? As Christians, what should we be doing? Well, I would like to put forward three things the Bible says we should always be doing:

 1). TRUST:

Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

 How big is our God? Did He not promise to always be with us? If your hand is in His, you can walk through the darkest night without any fear. As David said in:

 Psalm 23:4-5: “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.”

 Psalm 18:1-2: “I love you, Lord; you are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my Savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.”

 One thing we can always be confident of, is that He loves us and always has our best interests in mind. So many times I lean on this, my “life-verse”.

 Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them”.

 I know from experience that this is not always immediately apparent until we get down the road a ways and look back. Then we can see how God was always working to rescue us, build us, teach us, and lead us into a deeper understanding. Another “rock” of my foundation is found in:

 Psalm 91:1-7: “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you”

 2). WAIT:

I know! We don’t even like the sound of this word. We like “fast-food,” a 2-day maximum delivery on orders, we don’t care for “waiting lines,” or traffic jams, or any unnecessary

delay in our lives. Whatever it is we want—we want it NOW!! As adults, we know there are times that we don’t have a choice (i.e. license bureau). We must learn that we cannot put God on OUR schedule—God is going to do things on His schedule.

 Isaiah 55:8-9: “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

 Many times we pray and make requests of the Lord, and then we give up and think He isn’t listening because it has been a few days and our prayers are unanswered. Rest assured, He always hears our prayers; He even knows our every thought. Sometimes He grants our request, other times He says “No,” and there are times He says “Wait!!” There are promises for those willing to wait; as in:

 Isaiah 40:31: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

 Micah 7:7: “Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”

 And one of my favorite promises!

John 14:1-3: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”


This word means telling what you have seen or experienced. Has God been good to you? Tell somebody! Has believing in Jesus made a change in your life? Tell somebody! Tell them who you put your trust in (not politicians, not armies, not in man at all, but in Almighty God)! A personal testimony can reach someone. They may be able to relate to your background and are searching for an answer. Your life itself should be a witness. Show love rather than hate, show peace and contentment rather than anxiety, and show joy rather than depression.

 Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

 “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine.

Heir of Salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood!

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior, all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior, all the day long”!

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