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Servants Don’t Choose How to Serve

The thing human souls must learn that Satan never learned is that the servant doesn’t choose how he is to serve. #Quote

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All We Need

Boredom in hearing the Gospel is due to not putting it into PRACTICE serving and witnessing to others and daily reminding yourself that it applies to you. All we can count on for Life in this world and the New Heavens and New Earth is that GOD the Son completely bought us, completely forgives us, completely fulfills us, completely sanctifies us, and completely satisfies us and that while we live in flesh we are to tell all flesh all that is available to them as well. And that is all we need.

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The Sex Storm

So TV court shows are my guilty pleasure. I wonder what I’d say if these people came to me for counseling.

Today’s Judge Judy is a sign of the times. A couple dating both recorded each other fighting as evidence that the other one hit them first, with each making sure to say for the camera that they are innocent themselves.

When you let your physical passion drive you to sex without the first clue about who a person is, or how to have a relationship, that same passion will smash you together in violence mentally, spiritually and physically from then on like a shipwreck in a storm on a rocky shore.

“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?” James 4:1, ASV

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The only harm Satan can do to you is to make you forget who you are in Christ. #quote

The only harm Satan can do to you is to make you forget who you are in Christ. #quote

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JESUS Jelly

JESUS Jelly

It may sound blasphemous at first, but in a lot of ways, JESUS is the jelly to our peanut butter in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When we understand the Gospel correctly, as with a proper PB&J sandwich, both are mixed inextricably together. JESUS is in us and through us and we can never be separated from Him, no matter what we feel or do.

We recognize that JESUS is GOD the Son, our Rescuer, come to rescue the world. It is simply a matter of how much of Him we, and the world in response to us, taste each day.

“13 hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God.” (‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭13‬ ASV)

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Pouter Politics

#PouterPolitics Whining about losing with revisionist history and lies, destroying the reputation of your betters. It’s as old as pharaohs destroying the records of other pharaohs (and Israel) they were inferior to and as modern as ISIS and the Liberals offended by the Confederate flag, so-called history on the History Channel, dramas on PBS and even Doctor Who.

And it’s being taught to children around the world. Pout about losing to the more powerful and lie to discredit them rather than earning strength through choosing the better way of good character using work and education to improve conditions in Truth and Love. Slaves will always be locked in the chains of their own sin until they can admit they were enslaved by their weakness not by the evil of others. And Revisionism is not the answer.

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The Real Resistance Required

Whether it’s politics or race or religion or anything else, humans not ruled by Christ are tools of the spiritual opponents of Christ; never His equal but demonic delinquents throwing tantrums. Only Christ in Christ’s people through Christ’s power doing Christ’s will can defeat them.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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You, too!

I was reminded today that I am more Chaplain than civilian though I don’t fit in with either. I’m like the ugly duckling, set apart.

When I get to Glory because of what JESUS did for me I don’t expect to be in the crowds of heroes of the faith who are praised for all the great things they did in His Name. When all the accolades are given, all the brilliant glorious crowns awarded to others, and the LORD says “Enter in!” to all the great heroes of the ages, He won’t be looking at me.

But I will be happy when He looks back at me in the corner, the proof of His absolute Grace without merit, and says “You, too, Paul. You, too.” #GraceAlone

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The Breastplate of Belief

The Breastplate of Belief

I noticed something very interesting this morning. In our Bible study on Ephesians 6 yesterday at lunch we mentioned the full armor of GOD and the breastplate of righteousness (Eph 6:14). But in Thessalonians, Paul calls it the “breastplate of faith” (1 Thess 5:8).

Uh oh! Was Paul having a senior moment?

Not so fast! As I was praying about it I suddenly remembered what the Bible says about Abraham. (Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3) “Abraham believed GOD, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” The word for “believed” in Romans is literally “had faith”, a derivative of the Greek “pistis” (faith).

There is no mistake. Just as GOD gives us righteousness in JESUS because of what JESUS did and for nothing in ourselves, the faith that results from the free gift of faith GOD also gives us is a righteousness that shields our hearts from the attacks of Satan like the breastplate protects the heart of the warrior.

And yet, we must remember, “If I have all faith…yet have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Cor 13:2 (ASV)

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I Wish I Were


I wish I were right where I am and who GOD made me to be.

I wish I were right where I am and who GOD made me to be.

I don’t need more money and I don’t want a Honey ’til Heavenly Father gives her to me.

I don’t need the beach because it’s in my reach until I’m there whenever I dream.

I wish I were right where I am and who GOD made me to be.

I wish I were right where I am and who GOD made me to be.

Don’t want to be rude, but you can keep your food. Your burgers and your hot dogs and such.
I have my fill by living in GOD’s will. His goodness tastes like manna you can’t touch.

I wish I were right where I am and who GOD made me to be.

I wish I were right where I am and who GOD made me to be.

I don’t need the movies because I have my memories
And all of the adventures star me.

I’m satisfied because JESUS died and His Life is all that I need.

I wish I were right where I am and who GOD made me to be.

I wish I were right where I am and who GOD made me to be.

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