So good for your “first of the new week”~~~

The Great Summation
  Once in a while in the Bible there will be a tremendous sentence that sums up the whole Word of God.
   Those sentences appear here and there through all of the Bible. For example, Micah 6:8: “He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Or another one, John 3:16, which we learned as children in Sunday school; the whole Bible in one sentence. Or another one, Acts 16:30, “What must I do to be saved?” Acts 16:31: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Or this one from the Book of Hebrews, Hebrews 9:27-28: “As it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time apart from sin unto salvation.” Or this one from the Book of the Revelation, Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” So throughout the Word of God are these great, vast, tremendous sentences that sum up the whole elective purpose of God in the earth.
   Now this sentence is one of those tremendous passages in the Bible. This sums up the whole situation of man, his vast and illimitable need, and the judgment upon his infirmity, and the marvelous gift of God in providing for the salvation of our lost souls. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

We find often in our time of witnessing difficulty summing things up for people without going on and on. Yet, we need to give a definitive answer that tells them the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.  The above is masterful.

Every so-called belief or religion, has a “book” along with the Bible, IF they even have a Bible. What are they thinking!!  That the Creator that created every thing doesn’t know enough to tell us all we need to know?? That He didn’t know how to communicate with us in 2019?? They  could do a better job?

Only Satan!  Only Satan!  He has done it over and over again.  Turning people from the God – the Creator of ALL to some pitiful idea that a human, who has lived, died and won’t be coming back knows far more!!!  What a sorry mess!!

Here is another kind of a situation that Satan boasts regarding and uses to further his miserable existence. The statement was given this morning by our Pastor during our Bible Study hour. A gentleman by the name of Justin Peters has a ministry of exposing Prosperity Gospel Guys as Charlatans.  He says if there is an adjective in front of the word Gospel, it is not the true Gospel and should be rejected as a false gospel.

We were commenting this morning as to how true this is and how simple it is to see because the Scripture speaks of GOSPEL only……not a Prosperity Gospel (for example).

I pulled up Justin Peters and he came up on YouTube and it is an eye opener.  He has on his video each of those and comments which they make regarding the kind of a Gospel which they represent.  Very interesting what they actually say.  Then speaks regarding each one.  Very good.  An eye opener as well.  It would do you well to see for yourself.  If you ARE a Christian, you certainly do not stand for their beliefs.

We can know how to prove the REAL Gospel – simply open the Bible and from the first to the last word, you know it is the REAL Gospel – the REAL Word of God.  Everything we need for our Eternal life.  My friend – it is straight ahead of us.  If you don’t have your one-way ticket, you better have it in your possession because we do not know when we will be called to be ready for the Flight Home.

What does the one-way ticket cost?  Your acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior. (Acts 16:30,31 above).  That’s it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In His Hands and ticket in my hand.  Marge H.

P.S. Should you need to stay at home some Sunday and not be able to attend your church services or if you are not yet attending and would like some direction as to services which would definitely be God-honoring, I would give you the following suggestions.

The Campus Church of Pensacola Christian College. Dr. Tim Zacharies is the Senior Pastor.  I hear him on Daystar Sunday evenings at 5pm.  Tremendous music.

David Jeremiah is excellent as well. He has a tremendous Study Bible out and is an excellent Bible Teacher.

Charles Stanley is another excellent Bible Teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Just As I Am “

The year was 1835, one hundred years before I was born.  Charlotte Elliott, suffered an illness that caused her to be disabled.  Despondent,  lonely, and feeling helpless, she began to write out the reasons why she should trust the Lord when she was physical handicapped for good.  That list which was extensive, was the start of Just As I Am.

As she penned the words, she realized all of her flaws, doubts, fears, and together with all of those negatives, she could not help believing that God loved her and accepted her just as she was.

We find ourselves poor, wretched, blind, helpless but in and through it all, when coming simply to the Lord, AS WE ARE, we are lifted up and find our wretchedness clearly covered by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ninety-nine years after Elliott wrote Just As I Am, a farm boy walked the aisle while Almost Persuaded was sung:  Billy Graham.

An 18 year old, later, accepted Christ as Just As  I Am was sung during an evangelistic meeting:  George Beverly Shea.

It is never the music – it is never the song – it is never the tempo – that saves. It is the promise of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.  The love of God does not change to a beat. It is solid. It is consistent.  It is heavy in the Truth.  It is always a no-two-ways-about-it affair.  It is the nudge of the Holy Spirit as we yield in acceptance of what Jesus Christ our Lord did for us in one big sweep over two thousand years ago:  living…dying…rising again ~~ and the promise that He WILL be back again for all who have accepted the free Gift of Eternal Life through belief in Him and Him alone.

Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me, and that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

Just as I am, and waiting not to rid my soul of one dark blot, to Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come!  I come!

Just as I am, tho’ tossed about with many a conflict, many a doubt, fightings within and fears without, O Lamb of God, I come!  I come!

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; sight, riches, healing of the mind, yea, all I need in Thee to find, O Lamb of God, I come!  I come!

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, wilt welcome, pardon,  cleanse, relieve, because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come!  I come!

Just as I am, Thy love unknown  hath broken every barrier down; Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, O Lamb of God, I come!  I come!

Words: Charlotte Elliott 1789-1871  Music: William B. Bradbury 1816-1868

Still….In His Hands.  Marge H.

 

I want more than anything~~~~

~~~~to do an in-depth study (and I do mean IN-DEPTH) of Faith.  It is the cornerstone of living. It is not simple.  And though we have faith the size (perhaps) of a mustard seed – how can it grow – flourish – become “huge” in our living in 2019.

I did an in-depth study of Adrian Rogers some time back – in fact – I have re-done it more than once.  So full and meaty!!  But it did not sustain – it did not satisfy – it did not grow within.  I love verse by verse studying, but there are times when topic studies or word studies strengthen/deepen/expand our lives and give us the umph needed to make each day a better day than the one before.

Remember, the key concept that we were to grasp?

“Believing the Word of God is mental.  Faith is actual.  The difference between belief and faith is that faith is belief with legs on it.  Belief is knowing the Word of God.  Faith is knowing the God of that Word.”

Get a grasp on THAT and we will chat more………..later…………..after I have studied harder!

In His Hands.  Marge H.

Yes. I gave up a lot. You did too…….that is, if you are a Christian!!

~~~~There is still a lot more to “give up” – we ALL have a lot more to “give up”, but look at what we have.  As Billy Graham spoke so plainly, “I know how the story ends”.  And that is why we can speak so loud and clearly of our future, because we know how the story will end.  No religion gives anyone any hope of anything but the relationship of Christianity does it all for us.

Acts 24:24-27
And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ (24:24).
No Mortgage On Tomorrow
   God says that no person has any mortgage on tomorrow. We do not know what tomorrow may bring. Satan deceives us when he persuades us that we are having a good time in the world and that we will have to give up joy and happiness if we become Christians.
   A man stood up to testify. “When I became a Christian,” he said, “I gave up many things. I gave up the liquor bill. No longer do I fall into delirium nor am I terrified by hallucinations, nor do I have a dark, heavy hangover. I gave that up when I became a Christian. I also gave up the wrecking of my home and the leading of my children down to hell. I gave up gambling my check away and leaving my family in want. I gave up my dirty and foul mouth and my evil mind. I gave up the squandering of my life and salary. Now I am free of my chains and slavery and I am free in Jesus Christ. It cost me much. I gave up much to become a Christian.”
   This is so true. We give up the world’s tears, despair, darkness, sin, filth, chains, slavery, and death, and we walk out free into the grace of God. All who have accepted Jesus as Savior have found Him unfailingly true.

Freedom is ours today through acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  You will never find peace in another man’s head. No place in the Word are we told to EVER follow another person – NO PLACE .  And no place are we told that God will lead us to another human – NO PLACE. It is only through God’s Son, Jesus Christ, in whom God is well pleased, that He leads us.

“God wants you tender-hearted but tough-skinned.  The devil wants you tough-hearted but tender-skinned.”

In the strength of His Hand.  Marge H.

Been to the Vet this morning~~~~

Hard times.  Od is now 16.  He is having troubles:  the cough, aches and pains.  His little back is not as strong as it once was.  The cough is increasing.  The little heart is as enlarged as it can be.

We came home with a relaxant and hopeful this will help us be together a bit longer this year.

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Home is where someone runs to meet you. So true.

“When our time together is done, remember me with kind thoughts and tales.  For together we experienced a bond which few will truly understand.  And when at last we meet again on another greener field, I will gladly take my place by your side.”

Thanks Od.  In the mean time we will love each other to the hilt, understanding every hurt, every creak in the bone, every lick, every hug that we have shared, each in our own way. We are going to have a wonderful rest-of-our-time together.

Sadly thinking,  Marge H.

Knocking’ on our doorstep!!

To all my readers of my previous blog~~~~

~~~~Me…. to you and my new venture, Moments with Marge, know that I will continue to write as the spirit leads.  I am not expired on this site.  And ready to go for another year.

I am holding the money to return to the one who sent it to me.  Please.  Let me return it.

As I began a new year blogging, everything was done via my credit card.  Since making the decision to continue, if you have not requested by the first of September, to have it returned then my church, Shepherd’s Gate Community Church, will receive the amount to be used as they best see fit. I will hand the check to my pastor informing him of the status so there will be a witness of same.  Again.  I have and I do appreciate your willingness to “help” me continue, but it was not necessary and so we need to get this resolved and this is the best way to do it.

Me…to you is no longer.  I have returned to Moments with Marge and hope you will be blest in the forthcoming seasons.  We are going to squeeze every bit of seasoning out of each season of the year and of life and may we all learn special moments to contain in our hearts and minds and others to share with many.

Mega Blessings. Marge