And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}---QUESTION: ...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? LUKE 18:8

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Conversation for Laodicea with God

A Conversation with God
for those of us in Laodicea
* Thus saith the LORD;
I remember the devotion of your youth,
how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness,
through a land not sown.
* Thus saith the LORD,
What iniquity have your fathers found in me,
that they are gone far from me,
and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Jeremiah 2:2,5

Amos Analysis 5:6

Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.


{.Seek ye the Lord, and live ye, lest peradventure the house of Joseph be burnt as fire; and it shall
devour Bethel, and there shall none be, that shall quench. }Wycliffe's Bible

Seek the Lord, and ye shall live - Repeated from Amos 5:4.
In the house of Joseph - The Israelites of the ten tribes, of whom Ephraim and Manasseh, sons of Joseph, were the chief.

Creation Moment 11/30/2015 - Faraday Nails It

"Speculations? I have none. I am resting on
certainties. "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day" [quoting I Timothy 1:12]."   — Michael Faraday (1791-1867), world's greatest experimental physicist

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Between the Desert & Legion

"It is tempting to look at the ancients of Israel, as they wandered and grumbled in a desert for forty years, and wonder at their behavior—..... These people are key participants in mouth-dropping events at the Red Sea, where the God who has chosen them offers a display of all that means. These same people then come to doubt God’s presence among them, God’s power, God’s concern, God’s plan for their lives. Did they really believe they could be as moved and cared for by a golden ornament, molded at their own hands, as they were with the God who split open the Red Sea?

Though the specific events of Egypt could have similarly been held at a distance by the psalmist who was writing years later, the writer nonetheless stood poised to remember the events of Israel’s past so as to see his present situation more clearly. As if forging it in his own memory, the psalmist speaks bluntly of Israel’s experience in the desert: “Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise” (106:24).

What does it take to come to despise what once seemed promising?
What would it take for you to refuse to believe the one thing you want to believe most?
When hopes are dashed in trying places, I don’t believe their reaction to the desert is so far removed from our own. The Israelites were not unusually slow in understanding; they were no more stubborn than you or I am. But they were entirely disappointed; all they longed for seemed altogether unreachable. They could not believe that the wilderness was the way to Canaan. They could not see how their current trouble was consistent with a God who loved them; they could not see how their pain could possibly work for good in the end. Who among us cannot at some point relate?

When Jesus healed a man who was called Legion because he was possessed with so many demons, the townspeople had a peculiar response. Mark describes the scene and its aftermath as a crowd began to gather. “When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid” (5:15).

This man was someone they were familiar with; the crowd actually recognized him. He was the one they saw dodging in and out of nearby caves, living as a total recluse, cast out of society, an outcast even of his own mind. Yet, seeing the one they were used to avoiding suddenly dressed and in his right mind evoked within them, not delight or amazement, not thanks or hopefulness, but fear. No one suspected that this was a shadow of all they longed for themselves. Seeing Jesus, the instrument of healing—the one who set right what was wrong—they were simply afraid. And they begged him to leave.

As the Israelites beheld the desert and the townspeople beheld Legion, both missed what God was doing because they were troubled by the failures of their imagination. It brings quiet inquiries to mind. Do we not still oscillate between being too uncomfortable to trust and too comfortable to believe?" RZIM/Jill Carattini

MESSAGE: "Come Back"

We speak for Christ when we plead,
“Come back to God!”
2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT

Amos Analysis 5:5

Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought. KJV

{and do not ye seek (out) Bethel, and do not ye enter into Gilgal, and ye shall not pass to Beersheba;
for why Gilgal shall be led (away) captive, and Bethel shall be unprofitable.}Wycliffe's Bible

They had sought to Bethel, where one of the golden calves was; they had frequented Gilgal, a place which they chose to set up idols in, because it had been made famous in the days of Joshua by God’s wonderful appearances to and for his people. Beer-sheba likewise, a place that had been famous in the days of the patriarchs, was now another rendezvous of idols; as we find also... Now, having thus shamefully gone a whoring from God, no doubt they should have felt themselves concerned to return to him.

Creation Moment 11/29/2015 - Questions for "Lucy"

"Is she, or isn’t she? Lucy has long been hailed (by evolutionists) as
the poster-child for bipedality over braininess—the proof that our ancestors learned to walk on two legs before they really learned to think on their feet. Is Lucy, the now legendary Australopithecus afarensis fossil found in 1974, the real mother of humanity? Is that even the question?

Opinions among evolutionists vary—
Was Lucy the oldest pioneer of bipedality?
Did she have an arched foot or not?
Did her cousins walk boldly upright across Tanzania leaving footprints at Laetoli?
Was she a closet knuckle-walker who kept her options open?
Was her branch on the evolutionary tree the one that led to us or just a dead end?
Have new findings concerning the shape of her jaw (a more gorilla-like morphology than a human ancestor should have!) lost her spot on the trunk of our hominid tree?
Have the numerous re-datings of Lucy and other discoveries such as Homo habilis finally arrived at an acceptable set of dates?
Or are these even the right questions to be asking?
What, truly, is Lucy’s legacy?" AIG
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God created he him;
 male and female created he them.
Genesis 1:27

Friday, November 27, 2015

Papal Notes - Global Glue of GREEN Religion

Pope using GREEN Religion as Global Glue

"Pope Francis celebrated a historic Mass in Kenya on Thursday before delivering a stern environmental warning just days ahead of a key climate change conference in Paris.
"It would be sad, and I dare say even catastrophic, were particular interests to prevail over the common good and lead to manipulating information in order to protect their own plans and projects," the Pope said, urging nations to reach an agreement over curbing fossil fuel emissions.
He urged politicians to work together with the corporate and scientific worlds, and civil society leaders in finding solutions to stop environmental degradation.
No country, he said, "can act independently of a common responsibility. If we truly desire positive change, we have to humbly accept our interdependence."
The Pope spoke at the world headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. The U.N. climate change conference opens next week." CNN
...because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie
and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator,
Romans 1:25 ESV

    Judgment 1,2,3

    1) Was "Set" (Investigative phase)
    ...the judgment was set,
    and the books were opened.
    Daniel 7:10
    And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked?
    Hast thou eaten of the tree,
    whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
    Genesis 3:11
    2) Verdict
    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
    so that each of us may receive what is
    due us for the things done while in the body,
    whether good or bad.
    2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV
    And the LORD God said unto the serpent,
    Unto the woman he said, 
    And unto Adam he said,
    Genesis 3:14,16,17
    3) Punishment/Reward

    And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
    some to everlasting life,
    and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
    Daniel 12:2
     ...upon thy belly shalt thou go,
    and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
    I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception;
    in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;
    In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,
    till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken:
    for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
    Genesis 14:16,19

    Amos Analysis 5:4

    Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

    For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

    {For the Lord saith these things to the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live;}Wycliffe's Bible

    This is a message from God to the house of Israel, in which,I. They are told of their faults, that they might see what occasion there was for them to repent and reform, and that, when they were called to return, they might not need to ask, Wherein shall we return?

    Creation Moment 11/28/2015 - Don't accuse God of using macro evolution

    "Others have said: "But God could have created by a long evolutionary process if He wanted to." No, He couldn't! God can do everything except contradict Himself and His own nature.
    God is not a man,
    that he should lie;
    Numbers 23:19
    Evolution is the most wasteful and most cruel process that one could ever devise by which to "create" men and women. Christians should not accuse God of being responsible for the evolutionary process.

    Nor does it help any to say that God interspersed various acts of
    special creation at different times throughout the long geological ages. This is what is usually meant by the term "progressive creation." Modern evolutionary biologists and paleontologists proposed a similar concept--only they called it "punctuated equilibrium." They explained the many gaps in the fossil record, not by sporadic creation events, but as sudden evolutionary developments triggered by mass extinctions which punctuate long periods of "stasis," or equilibrium." ICR

    Thursday, November 26, 2015

    One Black Friday Live -- one recorded

    One "Black Friday" Live online.....

    "Walmart ....having offered consistent deals every day leading up to Black Friday for the past few weeks. But the company has now finally kicked off its full Black Friday online sale, meaning that you can already get your shopping sorted out in between meals, parades and football.
    Additionally, Walmart has already announced that its Cyber Monday sales start on Sunday this year, which seems only fitting considering that Black Friday starts on Thursday on –" yahoo

    One "Black Friday" Recorded....
    And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
    And the sun was darkened, .... And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
    Luke 23:44-46

    Which Black Friday is more Important to you???

    Health Note - Nutmeg

    I wish above all things that thou mayest in health, ...
    3 John 1:2

    "Nutmeg is a popular spice that has a long list of associated health benefits,
    including its ability to relieve pain,
     soothe indigestion,
    strengthen cognitive function,
    detoxify the body,
    boost skin health,
    alleviate oral conditions,
    reduce insomnia,
    increase immune system function,
    and prevent leukemia,
    and improve blood circulation.

    Nutmeg is one of two spices that grow on an evergreen tree with the scientific classification Myristica fragrans, also known as common nutmeg. It is native to islands near Indonesia, but is now a globally used spice." OrganicFacts

    Amos Analysis 5:3

    Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

    For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.

    {For the Lord God saith these things, The city of which a thousand went out, an hundred shall be left therein; and of which an hundred went out, ten shall be left therein, in the house of Israel.}Wycliffe's Bible

    The city that had a militia, 1000 strong, and, in the beginning of the war, had furnished out 1000 effective men, able-bodied and well-armed, when they come to review their troops after the battle, shall find but 100 left; and, in proportion, the city that sent out 100 shall have but ten come back, so great a slaughter shall be made, and so few left to the house of Israel for the public service and safety.’’ Scarcely one in ten shall escape of the hands that should relieve this abject, this dejected, nation.

    Creation Moment 11/27/2015 - Mountain of Ignorance

    "For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason,
    the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as be pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries."     — Robert Jastrow, last sentence in God and the Astronomers (1978)
    For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions,
    I found an altar with this inscription,
    Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship,
     him declare I unto you
    Acts 17:23

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015


    Enter into his gates with
     and into his courts with praise:
    be thankful unto him,
    and bless his name.
    Psalm 100:4

    Amos Analysis 5:2

    Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

    The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

    {The house of Israel fell down, he shall not put to, that it rise again; the virgin of Israel is cast down
    into her land, none is that shall raise her (up).}Wycliffe's Bible

    The virgin of Israel - The kingdom of Israel, or the ten tribes, which were carried into captivity; and are now totally lost in the nations of the earth.

    Creation Moment 5/26/2015 - ‘Get ’Em Young’

    "An evolution-promoting author has released an illustrated children’s book, titled “Grandmother Fish,” that uses whimsical text and drawings to convince preschoolers that they are the products of evolution and the descendants of animals.
    Grandmother Fish: a child’s first book of Evolution” is a 40-page children’s book written by Jonathan Tweet. The book begins by introducing its readers to a fish from whom all humans
    supposedly descended.
    This is our Grandmother Fish,” the book’s opening line says. “She lived a long, long, long, long, long time ago.”
    She could wiggle and swim fast,” the next page says. “Can you wiggle?”
    Tweet then introduces other important figures in the evolutionary tree—a reptile, a mammal, an ape, and then a primitive human. Other creatures, including sharks, dinosaurs, horses, whales, and elephants, are described as “cousins.” The book closes with a description of evolutionary concepts for parents to explain to their children.

    Since the book’s recent release, various evolutionists have enthusiastically endorsed it.
    Aren’t kids of this age too little to be taught evolution?” asked NPR’s Barbara King. “My answer is no—not too young.”
    We all know by now that more than 40 percent of Americans say that God created human beings in our present form in the last 10,000 years,” King continued. “…That dismal situation cries out for big efforts in science education and … there’s hard evidence to show that the storybook route can be effective in kids’ mastery of evolutionary concepts.”
    P.Z. Myers, an ardent atheist and outspoken evolutionist, praised Tweet’s book as “a great idea” that will make kids believe evolution from an early age.
    Get ’em young,” he wrote on his blog."
    So God created man in his own image,
    Genesis 1:27

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Paul vs. Taoism

    The Tao...

    vs. Paul....
    They are the kind who worm their way into homes ....always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 
    2 Timothy 3:6,7 NIV

    "The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text that puts forth a set of practices and guidelines for living in utter flow with the universe. What that means in practice, though, is not always clear.Tao is a Chinese character, which mean the way or the path. Taoism comprise a body of philosophical works compiled by various teachers more than 2,000 years ago. Using the Tao Te Ching as the entry point, Roth said, “The Tao is kind of an impersonal power or force that underlies the cosmos.”" HP 

    IN the NEWS - Lesson from Down Under we CHURCHES are being sued for even just defending traditional marriage in letters among there own organizations.....the INTOLERANCE of the secular left knows no bounds.... for this was the whole purpose behind the global push for gay marriage---to stamp out Christianity with the billy club of government...
    Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:
    Romans 8:7

    "The Sydney archbishop has strongly defended the freedom of the Catholic Church in response to a legal complaint claiming the Australian bishops’ pastoral letter on marriage violated Tasmania’s strict anti-discrimination law.
    The legal complaint targeted Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart, Tasmania and the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference as a whole. The bishops’ conference had authored the booklet, “Don’t Mess with Marriage,” a pastoral letter issued May 28.

    The pastoral letter was sent home with students of Catholic high schools in several archdioceses,

    including Hobart. It stressed both respect for all and respect for the unique nature of marriage as a union of man and a woman. It also rejected claims that current Australian law and Catholic teaching on marriage wrongly discriminate.

    On Nov. 12 Tasmania’s anti-discrimination commissioner said it would investigate the complaint. The following week, the archbishop agreed to go through a conciliation process to address the complaint.

    The complaint was filed by Martine Delaney, an LGBT activist and 2016 candidate for the Australian Green party for the country’s federal House of Representatives.

    I’ve sought an apology and for the Catholic education system to involve itself in LGBTI awareness for students,” Delaney said, according to Australia’s Sky News.

    Delaney, who identifies as transgender, charged that the booklet was inappropriate and acted to marginalize same-sex couples and their families.

    The Sydney archdiocese said the complaint was filed in Tasmania because of its unique anti-discrimination law. The law bars conduct that could reasonably be anticipated to offend, humiliate, insult or ridicule another person on the basis of several categories, including sexual orientation.

    The move comes ahead of an expected national plebiscite on the definition of marriage."

    Amos Analysis 5:1

    Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)
    Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel.
     {Hear ye this word, for I raise on you a wailing.}Wycliffe's Bible

    Hear ye this word - Attend to this doleful song which I make for the house of Israel.

    Creation Moment 11/25/2015 - Google Propaganda

    Why is Google celebrating the 41st anniversary of the discovery of "Lucy" with this?....

    You know how many times "Lucy" has been debunked?

    Google, using their position of influence, is just another example of the world at enmity with God...

    Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers,... 2 Peter 3:3

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    SDA News - Pathfinders bus crash in Mexico

    "Nearly three dozen Pathfinders escaped a bus crash with mostly scratches and bruises thanks to
    God’s miraculous intervention after their vehicle lost its brakes on a mountainous road en route to a camporee in Mexico, their director said.
    Director Sergio Cruz Robles described a horrific race down the mountain at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 13 as the Pathfinders from the state of Michoacan in central Mexico traveled 330 miles to the camporee of about 3,300 Pathfinders.
    Cruz said he realized that the bus driver was struggling to make the curves on the mountainous road all night, so he moved closer to the front of the bus to see what was wrong.
    “I could tell that the bus driver was trying hard to find a way to stop,” Cruz said by phone from his hospital bed, where he was recovering from a fractured pelvis. “We were either going to land in a large ditch or crash into a tree, and that could have been fatal.” ANN
    My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation:
    I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
    Psalm 22:25

    Amos Analysis 4:13

    Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

    For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name. KJV
      {For lo! he formeth hills, and maketh wind, and telleth to man his speech; and he maketh a morrow
    mist, and goeth on high things of earth; the Lord God of hosts is the name of him.}Wycliffe's Bible

    He that formeth the mountains - Here is a powerful description of the majesty of God. He formed the earth; he created the wind; he knows the inmost thoughts of the heart; he is the Creator of darkness and light; he steps from mountain to mountain, and has all things under his feet!

    Creation Moment 11/24/2015 - 2 Bad Evolutionary Assumptions

    For the invisible things of him
    from the creation of the world are clearly seen,
     being understood by the things that are made, that they are without excuse:
    Romans 1:20
    "The first bad, and fairly common, assumption of origin-of-life researchers is that the question can be answered in terms of chemistry. That is, if one can deduce ways in which natural conditions produce life's chemical building blocks, then this would solve the problem. Not so, says a new paper on the subject, which appears in the Royal Society journal Interface. The researchers wrote,
    We need to explain the origin of both the hardware [biochemical] and software [coded information] aspects of life, or the job is only half finished. Explaining the chemical substrate of life and claiming it as a solution to life's origin is like pointing to silicon and copper as an explanation for the goings-on inside a computer.
    The authors recognized that living cells need more than just their parts—they need at least two levels of information.
    One level is the blueprint specifying the construction of a new cell.
    Another level is a "supervisory unit" that specifies when the blueprint's information should be accessed and when the blueprint should be copied.
    These roles, and many others, are filled by an array of biological machines in living cells.
    "In a nutshell, the authors shift attention from the 'hardware'—the chemical basis of life—to the 'software'– its information content," according to Arizona State University News.
    It is nice that evolution scientists are finally
    catching up with what creation scientists have long recognized—the origin of life must account for the origin of information.
    The second bad assumption in the question, "How did non-living chemicals become the first living cell?" is that natural processes alone can explain life's origin. This stems from religiously-held beliefs, not from scientific observation. The study authors wrote,
    While we have stressed that Darwinian evolution lacks a capacity to elucidate the physical mechanisms underlying the transition from non-life to life or to distinguish nonliving from living, evolution of some sort must still drive this transition.
    Why must evolution drive the supposed "transition" from disorder to specified, coded information in cells? The researchers gave no answer but wrote, "How this transition occurs remains an open question." Apparently, they were only open to Darwinian answers." ICR

    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Time: Moment by Moment slipping away

    Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:5-6.
    Time is the most precious resource available to us. Obviously, it becomes available moment by moment, and there is absolutely no way to recapture what has moved into the past. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12.
    That is why we are to “redeem the time.” The Greek term is exagoradzo, meaning to buy up or to make the most of time “because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16." ICR

    Amos Analysis 4:12

    Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)
    Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.


    {Wherefore, thou Israel, I shall do these things to thee; but after that I shall do to thee these things, Israel, be made ready into against-coming of thy God. }Wycliffe's Bible

    Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel - This is a military phrase, and is to be understood as a challenge to come out to battle.

    Creation Moment 11/23/2015 - That was fast

    "That was fast. Excitement about the "most Earth-like planet ever," the potentially habitable and therefore hypothetically inhabited Kepler 438b, launched in January with an announcement at the American Astronomical Society meeting here in Seattle. Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics bore the good news.
    From the story in The Guardian:
    An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most
    Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.
    The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives from the sun.
    The small size of Kepler 438b makes it likely to be a rocky world, while its proximity to its star puts it in the "Goldilocks" or habitable zone where the temperature is just right for liquid water to flow.
    A rocky surface and flowing water are two of the most important factors scientists look for when assessing a planet's chances of being hospitable to life.
    Kepler 438b, which is 470 light years away, completes an orbit around its star every 35 days, making a year on the planet pass 10 times as fast as on Earth. Small planets are more likely to be rocky than huge ones, and at only 12% larger than our home planet, the odds of Kepler 438b being rocky are about 70%, researchers said.
    That's over, it seems, just ten months later. As we learn now, it seems more probable that this "most Earth-like planet [is] uninhabitable due to radiation."

    Presumably, life driven by biological information on another planet would call for an inference to design just as it does on Earth. Tell me how the logic would differ because of a transfer of venues across some number of light years?" EN&V

    To him that stretched out the earth above the waters:
    Psalm 136:6

    Saturday, November 21, 2015

    Heaven born insticnt

    O that I knew where I might find Him!
    Job 23:3
    "In Job's uttermost extremity he cried after the Lord.
    The longing desire of an afflicted child of God is once more to see his Father's face.
    His first prayer is not "O that I might be healed of the disease which now festers in every part of my body!"---but the first and uppermost cry is, "O that I knew where I might find HIM, who is my God!"  God's children run home when the storm comes on.
    It is the heaven-born instinct
    to seek shelter from all ills
    beneath the wings of Jehovah.
    Nothing teaches us so much the preciousness of the Creator, as when we learn the emptiness of all besides. Turning away with bitter scorn from earth's hives, where we find no honey, but many sharp stings, .... In every trouble we should first seek to realize God's presence with us. Only let us enjoy His smile, and we can bear our daily cross with a willing heart for His dear sake."
    Charles Spurgeon

    Amos Analysis 4:11

    Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

    I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

    {I destroyed you, as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye be made as a brand ravished (out)
    of (the) burning; and ye turned not again to me, saith the Lord. }Wycliffe's Bible

    God had threatened to destroy the whole land with such an overthrow as that of Sodom, Deu. 29:23 . But he began with some particular places first, to give them warning, or perhaps with some particular persons, whose sins went beforehand to judgment.
    Others very narrowly escaped: "You were many of you as a firebrand plucked out of the burning,....

    Creation Moment 11/22/2015 - Big Bang Bumble

    "Big bang theory didn’t expect massive galaxies so early, but they’ve known about this problem for
    over a decade. Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) reported an unexpectedly large number of massive galaxies in the early universe.

     The team led by Karina Caputi counted 574 massive galaxies estimated to have existed just one billion years after the big bang. The big bang is commonly dated at 13.7 billion years ago. Why is that a problem? In addition, the astronomers found that massive galaxies were more plentiful than had been thought. Galaxies that were previously hidden make up half of the total number of massive galaxies present when the Universe was between 1.1 and 1.5 billion years old. These new results, however, contradict current models of how galaxies evolved in the early Universe, which do not predict any monster galaxies at these early times.

    To complicate things further, if massive galaxies are unexpectedly dustier in the early Universe than astronomers predict then even UltraVISTA wouldn’t be able to detect them." CEH
    For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof... Isaiah 13:10

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    Jesuitism & "Beans"

    Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,  2 Thessalonians 2:3
    "Jesuitism.......When appearing as members of their order, they wore a garb of sanctity, visiting prisons and hospitals, ministering to the sick and the poor, professing to have renounced the world, and bearing the sacred name of Jesus, who went about doing good. But under this blameless exterior the most criminal and deadly purposes were often concealed. It was a fundamental principle of the order that the end justifies the means. By this code, lying, theft, perjury, assassination, were not only pardonable but commendable, when they served the interests of the church. Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into offices of state, climbing up to be the counselors of kings, and shaping the policy of nations....The Jesuits rapidly spread themselves over Europe, and wherever they went, there followed a revival of popery."
    Great Controversy p.234,235 E.G.W.
    “When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing something with them—some food, a place in our homes, ourtime—not only do we no longer remain poor: we are enriched. I am well aware that when someone needing food knocks at your door, you always find a way of sharing food; as the proverb says, one can always ‘add more water to the beans’! Is it possible to add more water to the beans?…Always?…And you do so with love, demonstrating that true riches consist not in materials things, but in the heart!
     (Pope Francis, Address during Visit to the Community at Varginha, 7/25/13)

    For those who say....

    For those who say they only need to be justified, that sanctification plays no role in their salvation---they might want to read Scripture before they say that....
    Follow peace with all men,
    and holiness,
    without which no man shall see the Lord:
    Hebrews 12:14

    Blessed are the pure in heart:
    for they shall see God.
    Matthew 5:8

    Amos Analysis 4:10

    Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

    I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

    {I sent into you death (as) in the way of Egypt, I smote with sword your young men, till to the
    captivity of your horses, and I made the stink of your hosts to go up into your nostrils; and ye came not again to me, saith the Lord. }Wycliffe's Bible

    I have sent - the pestilence - After the blasting and the mildew, the pestilence came; and it acted among them as one of the plagues of Egypt. Besides this, he had suffered their enemies to attack and prevail against them;

    The pestilence is God’s messenger; this he sent among them, with directions whom to strike dead, and it was done. It was a pestilence after the manner of Egypt; deaths were scattered among them by the hand of a destroying angel at midnight. And perhaps this pestilence, as that of Egypt, fastened upon the first-born. In the way of Egypt (so the margin); when they were making their escape to Egypt, or going thither to seek for aid, the pestilence seized them by the way and stopped their journey. The sword of war is likewise the sword of the Lord; this was drawn among them with commission; and then it slew their young men, the strength of the present generation and the seed of the next.