Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from November, 2015

Peace, the Saints Greatest Asset

It was Charles Spurgeon who said, "Saints know that a grain of heart's-ease is of more value than a ton of gold."

The true saint of God knows that a day cannot pass, rather, must not pass, without giving thanks to the Father above and seeking Him for the orders of the day. For what can a saint really do that could carry an eternal weight of glory except it be done in obedience to the One who holds the day firmly in His grasp? Just as a river finds its source from the high mountains that feed the underwater springs so true peace can only flow through the channels of the heart if it is birthed from the high and lofty throne of heaven. Jesus said He came to bring an eternal peace but it was not a peace such as the world flaunts, but a peace which comes from above -- from the true and eternal fountain of peace (see John 14:27). The peace of the world is a counterfeit that leads the errant astray in all of its bling, yet it holds no eternal weight in the sight of God.

This is a…

A World Upside Down

One of the topics hitting the newswires this week surrounds the U. S. being hypocritical if it hampers the presidents position on allowing Syrian refugees into the nation. This is especially newsworthy in light of the recent Paris bombings that have killed 129 and injured 350 others. Understandably, American citizens are concerned. How many of the refugees may be ISIS sympathizers or members of ISIS themselves? A recent chart shows since 2012, America has allowed 2,184 Syrian refugees into the nation. CNS News reports, "Of 2,184 Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011, only 53 (2.4 percent) have been Christians while 2098 (or 96 percent) have been Muslims, according to State Department statistics updated on Monday. The remaining 33 include 1 Yazidi, 8 Jehovah Witnesses, 2 Baha’i, 6 Zoroastrians, 6 of "other religion," 7 of "no religion," and 3 atheists."1 Clearly there is some lopsided rationale that is bein…

The Most Amazing Sight

Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the Lord was above the tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys 
                                                                                                                              - Ex. 40:36–38 

Artists have tried to depict it, film-makers have tried to capture it, and authors have tried to describe it, but meticulous as our efforts may be fully capturing the transcendent beauty of the Shekinah glory of God is out of reach. This had to be the most amazing sight in world history.  By day, a huge cloud extending from heaven to earth and by night a towering fire of brilliant luminosity. The Bible states from the time Israel had been delivered from Egypt the cloud and fi…