Reading today from 2 Samuel 22 - 24... "And David said unto Gad, 'I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for His mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.'" 2 Samuel 24:14 (KJB) Probably because of pride David had called … Continue reading Into the Hand of GOD
And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; and the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give … Continue reading The Mighty Almighty
What do you think of when a roaring, howling, powerful storm comes; with flashes, and bolts of lightning, and sounds of crashing, rolling thunder? It is a fearful thing when we see these things. Many people have just recently survived such storms, suffering great loss, and we pray for you, and offer condolences to those … Continue reading The LORD’S Goodness, Mercy and Love
God reveals the kingdoms of men as beasts of the earth. Beasts like a “Lion with eagle’s wings” (7:4), “a bear… with ribs in its mouth” (7:5), “a leopard, which had four wings on its back…” (7:6); then, a fourth beast “dreadful and terrible”. These beasts represent human governments which the LORD was showing Daniel … Continue reading Beasty Kingdoms
It is a sad thing when the heart of God’s people grow cold toward Him, His word, His ways, His Son Jesus, and His Spirit. That was a very prominent thing in the land of Israel and Judah. They had grown away from God. Still maintaining their worship ritual, without heart for God; giving Him … Continue reading Our Worship
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My roaring? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; and in the night season, and am not silent. But You are holy, O You that inhabits the … Continue reading How Much GOD Loves the World
There have been plenty of sorrows, pains and trials in my life; and in the lives of people I know and love. I am sure most people reading this and all who are not would admit to having their share of trouble, pains, and sorrows in this life. No one goes through life without them. … Continue reading God Questions: Do You Know the Answer?
Esther is a book which does not even mention the name of God; the GOD of Israel; the LORD God of hosts. Yet when you have eyes to see, and ears to hear you will see Him fully at work in the lives of His people and the nations. There have been, and are protests/riots … Continue reading A Time for Mourning
Sometimes we people of the human race do things we do not exactly want to do or like to do to survive. Abraham left the Promised Land of Canaan when a famine came, and Hagar came back with him and Sarah (Genesis 12:10-20). Look at the heartaches, and sorrow that has brought on us all. … Continue reading It Ain’t Over ‘Til GOD Gets Done
What happens when we do not fear God? Do we really want an answer? I will answer it. We will fear everything else, and be crippled by that fear even though there is only a perceived notion, or a shadow in the darkness ahead. BOO! This is something the LORD has been revealing to me … Continue reading The Great and Awesome GOD
The title is a question many people down through human history have asked. Yes, I have as well. This was a question Jeremiah the prophet was asking in the text you will read in a moment. Many of the Old Testament prophets asked the question. Habakkuk asked it in his prophecy chapter 1; and Malachi … Continue reading Why Do the Wicked Prosper?
"Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that ye build unto Me? And where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath Mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I … Continue reading The Poor and Contrite
"Yet now hear, O Jacob My servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; fear not, O Jacob, My servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods … Continue reading No God, but GOD
"And the heavens shall praise Thy wonders, O LORD: Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and … Continue reading Prayer Today 071217
"When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done. They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the … Continue reading …When the LORD Shall Reign Gloriously
"And there shall come forth a Rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: and the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; … Continue reading When the Righteous One Returns
"Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" Matthew 27:45-46 (KJV) On this day called "Good Friday" we … Continue reading Jesus Could Not Save Himself?
"Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth’s sake. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of … Continue reading The Image of What You Worship
"O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest it altogether. Thou … Continue reading Searched and Known
"LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. Let Israel hope in the LORD … Continue reading Hope in the LORD… Forever
Observation of the Righteous Job 4:1 - 7:21 Eliphaz was a man of observation. He makes his judgments upon Job by what he has observed in the "spiritual experience" of others. Note the "...Even as I have seen..." of verse 8. The God Eliphaz worshiped was an inflexible lawgiver. His theology left little to no … Continue reading January 03, 2017 Sermon Outline
"Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that Thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from Thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I … Continue reading I Did Not Understand
"Touching the Almighty, we cannot find Him out: He is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: He will not afflict. Men do therefore fear Him: He respecteth not any that are wise of heart." Job 37:23-24 (KJV) The three friends of Job have spoken. Job has finished his speaking. Now … Continue reading …He is Excellent in Power…
"Oh that one would hear me! Behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine Adversary had written a book. Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me. I would declare unto Him the number of my steps; as a prince would I … Continue reading …That the Almighty Would Answer Me…
This is from Sunday morning's sermon (January 01, 2017). Job 1:6-19 Job was one man who suffered more than most of us do. He was known of by the prophet Ezekiel. He was spoken of by James the half brother of Jesus in the book of James. Job lost all that he possessed; including all … Continue reading Dealing With Suffering
First of all I pray all who come here will have a Blessed, HAPPY NEW YEAR. Secondly, my reason for reposting these studies in Job - today at Shiloah Baptist Church I will begin preaching messages in the book of Job; a total of about eight, weather permitting and God willing - through this first … Continue reading When We Come Forth as Gold
"If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Thou shalt call, and I will answer Thee: Thou wilt have a desire to the work of Thine hands." Job 14:14-15 (KJV) Reading Job 11 - 14 I find myself laughing. Laughing at … Continue reading Dying to Live Again
"Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: for He maketh sore, and bindeth up: He woundeth, and His hands make whole." Job 5:17-18 (KJV) These words are from the first speech of Eliphaz the Temanite; one of Job's three friends who had heard of Job's … Continue reading Correction?
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased." Matthew 14:31-32 (NKJV) Peter had by faith stepped out of the boat. When he began to fear, doubt crept in, and he … Continue reading Little Faith, and Much Doubt
"And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought … Continue reading Doing GOD’S Word