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Heaven

Heaven, Where Everything is Different
Revelation 21:4-6 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. ~ In Sweet Memory ~ I wrote this devotional on heaven before I heard that my dear friend and co-laborer in Christ, Bro. Ramon Ortiz, had slipped into eternity. I thank God for the friendship we shared and for the joy he showed in knowing Christ. I dedicate this devotional to my wonderful friend who loved the Lord and was not ashamed to share the Gospel of Christ with the young people of Mexico, whom he loved so dearly. 2 Corinthians 5:8 ~ We are confi…

God's Love

God’s Love, Endless, Certain and Victorious! Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The expression of love for Christ through hymn writing brings overwhelming joy to the heart of man. 
George Matheson, known for writing the hymn, “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go” did soin the midst of great sorrow in his life. As a young man, George, was already experiencing poor eyesight which in the years to follow, would leave him totally bl…

A New Born Baby

How Sweet to Hold a New Born Baby
Psalm 139:13-18 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.  How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Today, I was blessed to hold my newest little granddaughter, Samantha Lynn. What a precious gift from God a new born baby is. I took notice of every feature from her little round head to her eddy-biddy toes. For…

Addiction

Addiction, How Do We Help Them? Exodus 20:1-3 And God spake all these words, saying,  I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  
Do those who are addicted realize their addiction is idolatry?
To help those who are addicted we must first show them their addiction is idolatry–––a life dominating sin that needs to be severed by practicing “spiritual amputation.” God created man to worship and serve Him and to experience a personal relationship with a holy God. Addiction is a problem of misdirected and inappropriate worship coming from an idolatrous heart. The addict either does not know the character of God or they have chosen to ignore and doubt the truth they have already been taught. Addicts can spend much time, energy, finances and metal consideration in pursuit of their idol–––while neglecting the things essential to life. This idol is the ruling factor in their life which distracts th…