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  • 00:30

    Why the Concern for What God Doesn't Say?

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    Discussions of right and wrong, "on the margins", as it were have gone on since Eve and the serpent in Eden. The simple fact is that people will introduce things into their own personal "canon", either to augment God's word, or to replace it, sometimes in its entirety.


    But that is a strange thing to do, often runs counter to His will and even common sense, and leaves those who shape their own moral code devoid of any morality at all.

  • 00:30

    What I Need the Holy Ghost to Do

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    ?Sometimes we spend so much time, looking for those who lack God's Spirit to receive it, we forget all the work it is to accomplish for us who said, "Yes" to that indescribable gift.

  • 00:29

    Liberty is not about Government

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    Among the more dangerous thoughts we can have about human government is not that we should be free from it, but that it should ever have had charge over us at all.


    ?What man was given, from the outset was a responsibility of self-control...and obedience to God. But though "God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions", including the many forms of human government.

  • 00:29

    Can You Keep Your Feelin's Out of God's Business?

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    How often have we objeced to the way God does things, not because we know better, or even desire a different outcome, but simply because we want a different process?


    It is incumbent to bend our way of thinking to God's, and not seek to make God like us.

  • 00:30

    Only Time for Well Doing

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    Once a destination is set, all that remains is to arrive, by whatever mode of transport that can be used.


    Earthly transport toward heaven is accomplished by a man taking on the tasks left, by God, for him to do, and to be found at the last yet performing that work.


    There is no time for fatigue, nor for deviation; indeed, there may be no time at all, for he knows not at what hour his Lord shall come...

  • 00:30

    The Imperfect Perfector

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    Just sharing thoughts on the family...the earthly cure for all man's ills, and that by design.

  • 00:29

    Best To Assume the Worst

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    Part of the warrior mentality is to prepare himself to address the most difficult scenarios. He understands that victory is not guaranteed, neither is it always an available option, but that no circumstance can prevent him from fighting well.


    No one fights well who is not prepared...and since the enemy normally intends to defeat you, it is only wise to assume that he will bring his "A" game, meaning the most difficult circumstances for the warrior to face.


    Know what you may face, equip yourself for the most difficult fight, and then run to the battle.

  • 00:30

    Giving In To Keep Going On

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    Normal human response to adverse circumstances is to resist them, no matter their cause. Indeed, those who fight and overcome adversity usually garner much praise.


    However, not all fights are ones a man can win and, in many cases, they are not even ones in which he should contest. In truth, it is not even always about "letting the Lord fight my battles." Sometimes, and more often than not, it is about offering up what matters not so that things of value might be unharmed, or even strengthened.

  • 00:16

    Taking the Strain of Being With, but not of, Them

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    Among the hardest things about being saved is the realization that you are an unwanted guest in a place you do not (or at least should not) desire to be.


    Interestignly, those who are not with God will make their judgments of you based on your appearance - that you look like them - long before they come to any realization that you may not act as them do....and then they will turn on you, just as they did Him.


    The task is to be willing to stay while wanting to leave.
     

  • 00:30

    The Error of Inclusion

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    To paraphrase an old saying, "All that comes to you is not all that is for you."


    Among the difficult chores involved with living any chosen lifestyle is keeping those elements, that are inconsistent with that lifestyle, out. It is no different than tending a garden: those plants which grow most quickly and easily are not ones you seek to raise; they must be removed, continually, for your intended garden to thrive.


    Similarly, those who name the name of Christ need, not only to depart from iniquity, but also to identify that iniquity which must depart from them. They also must be able and willing to identify and reject that which easily comes to, but has no place with, them. Of course, this requires the dismissal of many fine-sounding ideas, and of the people adhered to them...


    Because it remains true, "Evil communication corrupts good manners."

  • Your Politics IS Your Faith...

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    As scripture declares, "the just shall live by faith."


    The question is "faith" in what? Many say they trust God, and even know God, but the dictates of His word do not govern them.  The honest question is, "what does, and how is that not the expression of one's true faith?"