Sunday, June 28, 2015
When a man or woman becomes masterful at telling lies, confusion reigns supreme in their communication with others. So that when someone who lies tells you that they are sorry and are repenting of the deception, you have no way of knowing if that itself is just another lie!
Satan is the father of lies and those who lie are on the road to becoming his faithful servant and eternal companion in Hell!
In Heaven every Word you hear will be true! There will be no "false advertising" and no deception of any kind.
We all go through life with the daily task of trying to discern what is true and what is a lie. It is indeed comforting to know that every Word you hear from God is true! God always speaks the truth and you can "bet your life" on it!
Make it your aim today to always speak the truth, and in that you will be like God, who never lies!
"Lord Jesus, help me today to be a man of truth. May every word that I utter be completely and totally true, with no deception at all. And may You be praised forever. Amen."
Posted by whiterock at 8:26 AM
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Every time I read this story I ask myself why God would include a story about a floating ax head in the Bible. What great spiritual lesson can we glean from this expression of the power of God?
The power of God in your life as a follower of Jesus Christ is not just for the "big, important" things! God is certainly willing that His power be seen even in the small things in your life. I believe there is nothing too small to pray about. If something concerns you it is not inappropriate in the least to bring the matter to God in prayer!
The best way to be ready to trust God in the big things of life, is to trust Him every day in the little things. If you talk to God about the "little" stuff of life, then it will be a natural response to call on Him when the serious problems arrive!
"Lord Jesus, help me today to invite You into even the small problems that confront me this day. When I lose my ax head in the water today, send Your power to make it float! And may You be praised forever. Amen."
Posted by whiterock at 9:16 AM
Saturday, June 20, 2015
When a bridge is out, you will almost always see the signs warning you of the danger! Sometimes there will be a concrete barrier that will keep you from running off of the road and into a river. But more often than not there will just be the warning signs, and it is up to you to pay attention to the signs and stop before you find yourself in danger and distress!
It is not uncommon today to hear a follower of Jesus talk about the signs of the End Times. There is plenty going on in the world today that warns us of troubling things to come. The bridge to a brighter future in this world has washed out and the Word of God is warning everyone to turn around before they plunge into the river of Eternal Death!
The question I must ask myself is this: How am I living my life differently because of the signs I see of coming trouble and perhaps the return of Jesus on the near horizon? If I see and hear but pay no attention, how am I better off than those who don't see at all?
"Lord Jesus, show me today how to be obedient to every Word that comes from You! And may You, Lord Jesus be praised forever. Amen."
Posted by whiterock at 2:54 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Even today, there are laws that must be disobeyed by followers of Jesus Christ! God says that we are to "pray without ceasing," but some nations have told their people that it is illegal or unconstitutional to pray in certain places and at certain times! If we obey those mandates and "cease" praying are we not disobeying the God who created us?
If you are confused about whether or not you must disobey a law of man, then you need to spend more time in God's Word, listening to the Holy Spirit! We must make it our daily goal to KNOW THE WILL OF GOD IN EVERY SITUATION! When you know what God wants it is simple to know whether or not you must disobey the commands of men!
The law said that Daniel was guilty, but God declared Daniel innocent and sent an angel to rescue him from the mouths of lions!
"Lord Jesus help me to seek to know You and Your Word more today, so that I will know for certain if I can follow You and obey the laws of men! And may You be praised forever. Amen."
Posted by whiterock at 6:45 AM
Monday, June 15, 2015
No Nameless Stars!
When I see all the evil in the world today, I am tempted to believe that Satan is the one who is ruling the world! He is not!
The Evil one did not create the world and all the beings that live in it. He did not set up the "laws of nature" that keep the earth in it's place and insure that green plants are able to grow year after year and provide food for all of mankind. The devil is not the author of life and cannot give "good and perfect" gifts to those who follow him, and he did not name the stars!
The next time you look at the evening sky and see the stars consider this: Every little point of light in the heavens not only was created by God, but has a name that He gave it!
A number of years ago someone offered to name the stars as a way to make money! If you would send them money, they would publish your name as the name of a star! It sounds like a good idea, except for the fact that the stars are already named, everyone of them!
God paid attention to every detail of Creation! He even named the stars! And the same God who named the stars, knows your name and mine! He knows when I am happy and when I am sad. God knows the desires of my heart and He knows my weaknesses. There is nothing about me that is unknown to God!
"Lord Jesus, I once again give You the heart that You gave me and that You know better than even I know myself! And I praise You Lord because when I look up at the evening sky there are no nameless stars! You call them all by name, and You call me by name as well. May You Lord Jesus be praised forever. Amen."
Posted by whiterock at 9:45 AM
Friday, June 12, 2015
Aladdin's three wishes have prompted the imagination of many story tellers over the years.
If you could have anything you wanted on this earth what would it be? Would you want fame and fortune, or perhaps you would simply desire to live a happy and peaceful life?
Would you want a beautiful or handsome spouse? What about success and respect in your field of work?
The writer of Psalm 73 says that God is all he wanted on this earth! Consider this: If God is the only thing you truly want on this earth, then your wishes will come true! Jesus promised that He will be with you always, even to the end of the world! No one, not even Satan himself can take Jesus away from you! So if all you want is Jesus, then you will have everything you want!
Yesterday, a dear friend left this earth after living only 63 years! She now knows why it makes total sense to want only Jesus on this earth! Every blessing we have on earth is a gift from the giver of life itself! Although Kathy is absent from the body, she is now and forever will be present with the Lord!
So the challenge for me is this: How much do I want Jesus and how much do I want the things of this world? May I every day let go of some of my desire for the things of this world and grab hold of Jesus. May I grow to the point of wanting only Jesus here on this earth and then forever!
"Lord Jesus, I want to want You more than anything else! And may You be praised forever. Amen."
Posted by whiterock at 7:02 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Apparently the headline writer at Fox News got confused about the difference between "Cavalry" and "Calvary."
The headline read, "CALVARY COMING? Pentagon wants to send 400 more US troops to Iraq."
Of course Calvary is the place where Jesus died. It means "the skull." Cavalry is part of a military force composed of troops that serve on horseback.
Most of the people in this world today are confused about "Calvary." They don't know who Jesus is and they certainly don't know what He did on the "Cross of Calvary."
In the United States our political leaders are being criticized again for wanting to vote on a bill that they have not read! How can they make a responsible decision when they don't know what the bill says? But lots of people, and maybe even you have decided to vote "no" on Jesus without ever knowing who He really is and why He came to this world.
You may be confused about many things in this world, but do not be confused about Jesus! Find out who He is and read about why He came in the Bible!
"Lord Jesus, I want to know who You are and why You came. But most of all Lord help me to know You and to know what You did on Calvary! May You be praised forever! Amen."
Posted by whiterock at 4:59 AM
Sunday, June 7, 2015
The earth is polluted because its people disobeyed the laws of God, breaking their agreement that was to last forever.The earth is under a curse; its people are dying out because of their sins. Grapevines have dried up: wine is almost gone—mournful sounds are heard instead of joyful shouts.
Posted by whiterock at 5:36 AM