Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday...part 1 of "Why do children rebel?"

Why Do Children Rebel?

When a father does not fulfill his promises........His children get wounded spirits.
When a father does not admit his wrong.............His children lose cxonfidence in his leadership.
When a father refuses to ask for forgiveness.....His children react to his pride.
When a father does not have right priorities......His children feel that he is too busy for them.
When a father is too strict in discipline.....His children have their spirits broken.
When a father gives too much freedom to his children.....His children see freedom as a form of rejection.
When a father neglects his parents.....His children do not honor the cousel of their grandparents.
When a father does not love his wife....His children take up offenses with their mother.
When a father neglects Gods Word....His children neglect the authority of God and the Bible.

The rest of this special, next week.



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesdays.....Come Unto Me, Annie Johnson Flint

Every Wednesday we share poetry from .....
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Come Unto Me, Annie Johnson Flint

Love to you....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday; "Watchman with Conviction"......

In Biblical times, a watchman was someone appointed to stay alert and keep guard over the city. He had 2 main responsivilities: to identify and warn against any danger, and to identify and welcome any friendly traveler approaching the city. The watchman not only guarded the walls and approaches to the city: but also he patrolled the streets to see that all things were safe and secure and that all fires were safely banked or extinguished. How comforting it must have been when a brave and trusted watchman would cry, "It is midnight, and all is well!"
But watchman, what of the ocming night, when mans work will be over? Is everything safe within the city? Are the walls secured? And who is that coming from the East? Are we ready for the midnight cry? "Behold, the bridegroom cometh!" (MAtt. 25:6). Let us awaken and arise to meet Him, for all things are ready!


Monday...What about Priscilla and Aquilla?

The naysayers also draw our attention to the ministry of Priscilla and Aquila, as if the inclusion of the woman with her husband somehow negates the hundred or so doctrinal verses that teach about a womans role as a helper to her husband. On the contrary, although they are about a womans role as a helper to her husband. On the contrary, although they are mentioned five times in the Bible, Priscilla is never mentioned alone. She is always with her husband, as I am with mine. When my husband goes to speak at a seminar on family and child-training issues, they usually advertise us as Michael and Debbie Pearl. He takes the stage and does the teaching, while I sit in the audience to support him. He sometimes calls on me to publicly answer questions about child training or homeschooling, but I never publicly teach doctrine to anyone, men or women. I counsel women and make sure my husband gets plenty of rest, has good food and is able to remember wher he is and what he is to do next. He often asks me my opinion on issues and iIhelp him formulate ideas as we discuss points of concern for the seminar. MY ROLE AS HELPMATE IS A SUPPORT ROLE, as I am sure was the case with Piscilla.....
Love to all....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What God Hath Promised

What God Hath Promised

This was in our Sunday School Lesson today, thought it was a good poem..

~~~!** Terri**!~~~

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What must Ido t be saved?

What must I do...?

This is a very good question everyone should ask. It pertains to the eternal destiny of the soul--eternal life. If yo are not a Christian, not born again, Jesus would say: "Ye must be born again"(John 3:7).

What is meant by "being born again"?

It means to be reborn--experiencing a rebirth. In other words be converted--made over'...that your sins may be blotted out..."(Acts 3:19).

Who needs this new birth?

Every man or woman and every boy and girl who has come to the years of

accountability needs to be spiritually born. In chapter 53 the prophet Isaiah, moved by the Holy Ghost, portrayed the suffering of our Lord Jesus for the sins of mankind several hundred years in advance. In verse six he says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way,;;;" Jesus made it very plain to Nicodemus, a teacher in Israel, when he said "...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannotsee the kingdom of God"(John3:3). He also told him it was a spiritual birth. It's operations are by the Holy Spirit.

Jesus invites "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is ight"(Matthew 11:28-30).

All who are sinsick and tired of their load of sin are invited to come lay it down at the foot of the cross of Jesus, and "receive the atonement"(Romans 5:11). Jesus suffered, shed His blood and died on the cross a "...propitiation(self sacrificial death) for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins fo the whole world"(1John 2:2).

We must feel the guilt of ur sins--and that Jesus bore the agony in our stead. "He that covereth his sins shall nor prosper: but whoso confesseth and FORSAKETH them shall have mercy"(Proverbs 28:13).

No matter how great a sinner you may be, there is hope for you. "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool"(Isaiah 1:18). "...These are they which come out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb[Jesus Christ]"(Revalation 7:14).

The Bible teaches us that all men have sinned and come short of the glory of God(Romans 3:23). But, man is not in a hopeless condition, for God commands all men everywhere to repent(Acts 17:30). "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"(1 John 1:9). This means that where we have wronged our fellow man, we shall confess and acknowledge our sin--also make rstitution, where needed.

In luke 19, we read of Zaccheus and how he restored fourfold to any from whom he had tamen by false accusation. This repentance, confession and restitution is all a part of our coming to the Lord Jesus with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

We also read, "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved"(Romans 10:9). Believing and acting---faith and works---go hand in hand. "Behold, I stand at the door[door on your heart] and knock[call]: if any man hear my voice, and open the door[we must head/answer His call and open our heart''s door], I will come in to him, and will sup with him[help him, have sweet fellowship], and he with me"(Revelation 3:20). What a glorious state and condition it is to have forgiveness of our sins and "...peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ!"(Romans 5:1)... It is the beginning of Heaven on earth.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old thing are passed away behold, all things are become new"(2 Corinthians 5:17). "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit"(Romans 8:1). Lusts of the flesh and of the eye, and the pride of life(1 John 2:15-17) and works of the flesh as mentioned in Galations 5:19-21, are outside the realm of salvation. Whereas the fruit of the Spirit as recorded in Galatians 5:2222-26 have the "..promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come'(1 Timothy 4:8).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do you love the world?

We sang this song on Sunday, thought I would share it with you...........
Do you love the world, in its pomp and show?
In it's course of sin will you onward go?
Is the pride of life more than heav'n above?
Will you lose your soul for the sins you love?

Do you love the world, its applause and fame?
Soon twill end in sorrow, remorse snd shame;
Jesus bids you come and redeem your soul
From its awful doom, ere the judgements roll.

Do you love the world? is it dear to thee?
Can it help thy soul in eternity?
Will you choose its way more than godly fear,
Sealing thus your doom, when the Lord is near.

Do you love the world more than Christ who died?
How the blood flow'd free from his pierced side!
When its cost His life to prepar that "place,"
Will you die in sinm and refuse His Grace?

Do you love the world?
Will you selfish be?
When the Lord provides everything for thee?
Can you still refuse?
Will you come and bow?
Give your heart and life to His service now?


Monday, April 20, 2009

Limitations God put into place.........

God expresses a clear and sure mandate when he tells us: "But I suffer not(do not allow) a woman to teach, nor usurp authority over the man,(that includes any man) but to be in silence"(1 Timothy 2:12).

Women teaching men is not a question of being qualified, it is a matter of being authorized. God has established an order for the home, a chain of command that is consistent with the very nature of men and woman. It is an order from the throne of Heaven that is healthiest and best for the rearing of children and for the good of marital relationships. For the woman to become the channel of spiritual blessings is to put her into a position not suited to the natture of her created being. If she is effective as a replacement for her husbands ineffective leadership, that makes it all the more wrong! For then she is, as the Bible says, usurping her authority over the man---usurping glory---usurping honor---usurping control---usurping leadership. That is, she is doing what a man should be doing, and thus is getting the recognition a man should get. It is an inversion of God's design for males and females.

"Let your women keep silence in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak(to men, as in teaching, preaching); for they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law"(1 Cor. 14:34).

Paul anticipates those who would say that his commands concerning women are unique to a specific culture and not universally applicable. He points out that there is nothing new or unique about this command, for the law of the Jews had made such a distinctiuon for hundreds of years.

God took precious space in his Holy Word to try to help us understand this ectremely important point, about which we have been so sadly misled. Modern Women have steered themselves into a perversion of their natures, allowing, and even encouraging, them to be in spiritual authority over men. The fruit of this false teaching is evident in the unhappy women and dissatisfied men of the last couple of generations. It is a shameful matter of statistics that the fundamentalist Christian home is not as enduring as the general populations.

"And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church"(1 Cor. 14:35).

Shame---shame---Shame---yes, it is a shame. Matthew Henrys Bible Commentary says, "Shame is the minds uneasy reflection on having done an indecent thing." What is more indecent than for a woman to quit her rank, and try to take over the mans?

What about Deborah?

The Bible means just what it says, even though this, and other passages like it, dealing with a womans position in the chain of authority, have been explained away by today's educated Scribes, Pharises and hypocrites.

Many times I have read or heard the rebuttel, "What about Deborah who was a judge in Israel?" If you actually read the story, you would know that the text makes much of the fact that the men were shamed by allowing a woman to take the place of prominence. There is no question that Deborah performed the job well, that she saved Israel, that God used her; that is just the point. When the men allowed a woman to take their role and perform the job successfully, it resulted in shame to the nation of Israel. Deborah knew this to be the case and warned the men as such. To build doctrine on this story, while ignoring the majority of the doctrinal passages in the leadership of women, is as foolish as Deborah leading the armies of Israel instead of a man.

The argument that is often given for ignoring God's Word concernig our role as women is that "we can do the job just as good as a man, maybe even better."

Gods rule that women not take the lead is noty a statement about being inferior or not as capable as men; it is a statement by God about it not being within our sphere of authority and nature to take leadership over men, to teach them, or to gain a place of prominence among them. Yes, we are capable of teaching, and teaching well. I am teaching you, but this book is not written to men. It is written by and "aged" women teaching yonger women to obey God and their husbands---just what God commanded me to do(Titus 2:3-4).

Next week...."What about Priscilla and Aquilla?"

Love to all who read....


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hello all.
I am thnking that I should, say something. I in NO way condone abuse from man to woman, nor do I condone divorce....but, if one really and wholeheartedly knows Jesus as your Saviour, He has a way to see you through all of the mess your life is in. I don't know how He will lead, but, I do know one thing for sure, "He is the way and the truth", He and He alone can save your soul, set you free, and give you a way to get out of the mess you are in. I am not blaming anyone for anything, just saying, Jesus Christ has a way for you...............

Follow Thou Me, Annie Johnson Flint, poems, poetry

For today.....
Follow Thou Me, Annie Johnson Flint, poems, poetry
Love Terri............

Continutaion on "Peace"......

Repentance and Confession of Sin Leads to Peace of Mind.......

Maybe you feel the heavy load of past sins weighing you down, and you feel you have more than you can bear. The Lord offers the remedy in Acts 3:19. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted our, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord." 1 John 1:9 also says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." As a result, you will have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).
In the 23rd Psalm David expresses his confidence in God. He gives a very descriptive message of the peace he experienced. This peace and fellowship is for all those who have a vital companionship with the Shepherd.
The 23rd Psalm...........
"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for hou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house fo the LORD forever."
Do you know this Shepherd? Do you believe and trust Him? Isaiah tells us that this tender, merciful Shepherd "shall gather the lambs in His arm, and carry them in his bosom"(Isaiah 40:11). Are you ready to be lifted out of confusion into the serenity ofGod's everlasting arms? Are you ready to commit to Him your past sins, your present temptations, your fears of the furure, and yield yourself completely to Him? The Lord gives you the choice. It is yours to make.

Abiding Peace.........

When you come to Jesus Christ with your whole heart, your search for peace of mind will be over. He will give peace, and a calm that comes only from trusting HIm. You will be able to say with the poet:

I know a peace, where there is no peace,
A cal, where wild winds blow,
A secret place where face to face
With the master I may go.
----------Ralph spalding Cushman

You will have peace of mind in a troubled world! Open the door of tour heart to Christ--just now--and someday He'll open the door of heaven for you, where perfect peace will reign and never end...........

I hope this has touched yourheart, may you find "Him"........


By Divine Appointment............

This is a continuation of "Created to be his helpmeet"..
Tis so needed in ur society today.Only with God and His power can one change from a boss to a submissive wife and be happy, here is more on that subject.....
Your DH did that he may be, is appointed by God to be your immediate Superior Officer inthe chain of commans. Your position under him is where God pur you for your own spiritual, emotional, and physical safety. It is the only position where you will find real fulfillment as a woman. Dont worry about the quality of leadership, for he is under the oversight of Jesus Christ. He must answer to God for how he leads his "troops'. You must answer to God for how you obey the one he placed over you. It takes faith in God to trust him when all you seem to see is one carnal man leading you--to "God only knows where".
In all of this "submit and superior" talk, rememver this: Giod is focusing our attention on the heavenly pattern. The emphasis is not on woman submittingto men, but rather showing, here on earthm the heavenly opattern of the son submitting tothe Father.
"He is not saved", you say! Gods Word remains the final authority. Your husband is your knight in shining armour. Even if his armour appears a bit rusty and dull, it is till the armour of God, your safe covering in everything.
JUST a note from me, this above is true, as I learned to submit and respect my DH, He actually blossomed into what God and I really wanted all along! No, He is not perfect and makes mistakes, but, with the respect I have learned for him, through Gods Grace, He does not cowar from me, and can pick himself up and go again. To think, He cowared because of me, YUK!
God tells us that we are to be His help meets: We are to submit to him, obey, and even reverence our DHs. He also tells us WHY we are assigned the role of helper.

1. We came forth from mans ribs and were created for him. We are part of him.
"For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man"(1 Cor. 11:7-9).

2. Our position in relation to our husband is a picture of the Great Mystery, which is Christ and the Church. We, as the body as Christ, are for
Him, our living Head. It can be no other way!
"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of every woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God"(1 Cor. 11:3).
"This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church...and the wife see that she reverence her DH"(Eph. 5:32-33).

God tells why our DH is to be the one who rules the home. God explains why it is never his will for the wife to rule.

1. The fall into sin was due to a woman's inherent vulnerability.
"For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression"(1 Tim. 2:13-14).
"For a man the image and lgory of God: but the woman is the glory of man"(1 Cor. 11:7).
2. Curses were placed on the guilty in the fall.
"Unto woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over you"(Gen. 3:16).
It was Gods design, before the fall, that the womans desire would be to her husband and that he would rule over her. This relationship was not punishment, but after the fall it would be a source of suffering for the woman. God created the woman to be the helper of the man---a sinless man. Now that Eve led Adam into sin, Eve is still his helper, her desires are still focused on him and his goals, and he will still rule over her as before--but now, he is sinful, selfish, and carnal.
I think we will wait until next week, for more...
Have a blessed week.
Lets remember to stop and think before we speak, listen to our DHs more and try and not be His "BOSS".........
Love to all...............

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Computer down since Friday.....

I have to apologize computer has been down since last friday(today is Tuesday).
Much to catch up on.......will do that tomorrow............

Love to you........

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Continuation on ..."Peace of mind in a troubled world."

The battleground in our hearts..........

Though our souls long for God, our sinful natures rebel at His ways. Part of us yearns for God and part of us reaches for fleshly desires. Our hearts are a battleground of continual conflict. This inner struggle causes tension and excessive strain. Without God we are "like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt"(Isiah 57:20).

There can be no peace until all of life---mind, body, and spirit---are coordinated by the One who made us and understands us. He is not only master of the world but knows your life and mine from the beginning to the end. He was thinking of us when He came into the world"to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.(Luke 1:79).

As the Prince of Peace, He invites you to come to Him. "Come unto me, all that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"(Matt. 11:28). When you come

to Him, you will find relief and relaxation in the freedom He gives. Your peace will be as a river(Isiah 48:18)--an active, sparkling peace that is refreshing and strong, a peace that passeth all understanding. (Phil. 4:7).

Will you come to Jesus casting your burden on Him? He says,"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you...Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid"(John 14:27).Faith and trust are the antidotes for fear and aanxiety. How restful it is to trust in the only God who is from everlasting to everlasting, to have a friend who never changes, whose love never dies. This Friend is ever thinking of us, ever caring for us. So why worry and fret? Learn to do as we read in 1 Peter 5:7, "Casting all your care upon Him' for He careth for you." There is peace when the battle is over, so why not surrender your ife to the Lord? Remember, if you trust, you don't worry and if you worry you are not trusting. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee"(Isiah 26:3).

Resentment is a poison that also robs your peace of mind. It leads to discouragement and hopeless confusion. It is hard to forgive those who have done you an injustice, but you must if you wish to be forgiven. "But if ye forgive NOT men their tresspasses, neither will your Father forgive your tresspasses"(Matt. 6:15). As faith is born in your heart, you are able to surrender your will. Instead of resentment and irritation, your heart is filled with love and mercy, and you experience an inner tranquility. When Jesus is reigning in your heart, you will truly love your enemies. Only through Christ's redeeming blood can this occur.

More next week.....

Love to all who read this blog.......


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Christ of Calvary, Annie Johnson Flint, poems, poetry

The Christ of Calvary, Annie Johnson Flint, poems, poetry

Tuesday; Hope of the heart.

Tuesday; Hope of the Heart.

Lesson Text; Luke 24: 1-9, 36-45 and 1 Cor. 15


No event in history of mankind has been more anticipated, longed for and sought after than the advent of the Redeemer, the Hope of Israel. He was first promised to Adam and Eve at the time of their fall into sin. God said that the seed of the woman should bruise the head fo the serpent, and the serpent should bruise the heel of her offspring. This was probably not so clearly understood at that time, but, as the years unfolded, God revealed through His prophets a clearer picture of the promised Messiah. Though this event was eagerly anticipated by Gods people, it was misconstrued by most. May we understand and experience Christs Kingdom in our hearts.

It is readily seen by reviewing the gospels that many who looked for the promised Messiah had a misconception of what Jesus came to do. The jews had studied the old writings long and hard only to be diillusioned. Jesus told the Pharisees, "Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me"(John 5:39). Yet they missed the prophecy that he was to be the sacrificial lamb, and they missunderstood the nature of the kingdom that He came to establish. Jesus must have felt that they should understand the concept of the new birth because He told Niccodemus, "A rt thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?"(John 3:10).

It is important to note that Jesus said that all things written about him in the law of Moses, in the prophets, and in the Psalms would be fulfilled(Luke 24:44). We who read Gods Word today look at Jesus' life from a historical standpoint. We have heard about His death and resurrection all our lives. We do not struggle believing the record, but maybe we should imagine ourselves in Jesus' day for a moment. Jesus' birth, ministry, death, and resurrection all contained elements that were difficult for the himan mind to comprehend. To understand them, one needed a revelation from God. Jesus told Peter that flesh and blood had not revealed the truth of Christ's identity to him but that God had. The apostle Paul received a revelation of who Christ was on the Damascus road. For each of us that has received the revelation of the new Birth, it is real, for without which we could not be born again.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus revealed the nature of His kingdom. He taught us to love and forgive in a measure beyond the capability of unregenerate man. He dealt with the very inner core of man, the core of mans heart.

Many professing Christians may also miss this truth of Jesus' it is now and in our hearts. Many are looking to some future time in which the Old Testament prophicies will be fulfilled. Jesus said,"The kingdom of God cometh not with observation....for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you"(Luke 17:20 & 21) We also read that "the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost"(Rom. 14:17).

There is no greater power to affect mans life than the power of the resurrection. Paul speaks of "the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead"(Eph.1:19-20)."Now unto him that is able to de exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Jesus Christ throughout all ages, world without end. Amen"(Eph. 3:20-21). This power is made available to us as we experience the fellowship of His sufferings and are made conformable to Hidsdeath(Phil. 3:10). May it be our blessing to walk and live in the fullness that God has for us.

Thought for today; "How will the resurrection of a living God manifest itself in my life today and for the days to come?

Love to all....


Monday, April 6, 2009

By Divine Appointment

This is our Monday Writings.......... "Created to be His Helpmeet"............
The only position where you will find real fulfillment as a woman is as a help meet to your husband.
"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God'(1Cor. 11:3).

More next week............
Love to you who read...........

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Continuation of the tract on "Peace"......

Jesus Christ, the Author of Peace.....
Jesus invites all men to the most meaningful, life changing experience, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me"(Matt. 16:24). "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creatuere: old things have been passed away; behold, all things are become new"(2 Cor. 5:17). Will you accept his invitation, "Come unto me"? He offers light for darkness, trust for doubt, peace for strife, joy for sorrow, rest for weariness, hope for despair and life for death.
God made man witha living soul which longs to be in fellowship with its Maker. "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God"(Psalm 42:1,2). Only the living God will satisfy the soul. Of this you may be certain: you will never be at peace until you are at peace with God.
continued next week.....

Love to you.