Standing Firm In Christ

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About Standing Firm In Christ

  • Bio Born in Africa, reborn in prison, dwell in Mississippi, live in Christ

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  • Interests Reading the Word of God, Christians Based Movies, Bluegrass Gospel Music
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  1. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Prayer for me please   

    Continuing to pray for your sister and Frank.  Praying also for the Lord's strength as they go through this difficult time.
  2. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: The Angel Quilt   

    Today, I received in the mail, a quilt that I had not seen since 1983.  It was given to me that winter by a person who remains anonymous to this day.  And the wierdest part of it all, is the fact that I never saw this person, nor did the person leave any footprints in the snow that had fallen overnight. 

    The quilt was mailed to me after I had left it with friends on whose property I was when I received it.  Let me relate the story as best I remember.  But first, I must make this disclaimer... I do not worship angels, nor do I revere the quilt as being a relic to be seen as something to be idolized. 

    But the origin of the quilt remains a mystery to this day, thirty-two years later.

    I had been traveling with a Southern Gospel group from Clifton, VA called the Kingdom Heirs.  (not the famous group, and this group later changed their name to Restoration after finding that the Kingdom Heirs was already taken)

    Bob, a young man just a few years younger than myself, owned an old Greyhound bus that he had bought from a junkyard in Fredricksburg, VA. We planned on fixing it up for travel.  His mother and step-father already had a bus of their own. 

    Bob and I had been working on his bus trying to get it prepared for group travel and usage.  We had ripped all the seats out except the front eight, and were paneling the inside walls of the bus with wood paneling.  We had worked a long day, and Bob went into the house for the night.  He told me he would leave the door unlocked for me so that when I finished my work, I could go in and find a place to rest.

    I finished my work and went to the front door of the house only to find it locked.  Bob's mother had gotten up in the middle of the night and locked the door.  She did not know I was still outside.

    I returned to the bus and laid on the floor near the Kerosene Heater and fell asleep.  During the night, I awoke freezing!  The kerosene was spent and the fire was gone as well.  I walked to the front door again, hoping the door would be open.  But, it was not.  And so, back to the bus I went.  (at least there, I would be shielded from the winter wind)

    I paced the aisle, trying to keep the blood circulating and to keep somewhat warm.  On my third pass down the aisle, I saw a quilt draped over the back of one of the seats that we had not taken off the bus.  I figured Bob's mother or step-father had came out and left it for me.  I wrapped it around me and laid down and was soon fast asleep again.

    The next morning, I went to the door and it was unlocked.  Bob's mother was in the kitchen cooking.  I thanked her for the quilt and told her I woke up freezing.  She said she had no idea what I was talking aobut.  Her husband also said he didn't know what I was talking about.  I told them I would go get the quilt and bring it in. 

    On the way to the bus, I wondered if I had not just dreamed that I had a quilt.  But, the quilt was still there.  I took it to the house and no one in the house had ever seen it before.  Fae, (Bob's mother) asked all around and no one claimed it as theirs or that they had ever seen it.  She even asked friends who had ever come on the property.  No one knew where it came from.

    And so, Fae always said it was my Angel Quilt.  That God had sent and angel by my way to keep me from freezing that night.  I can come up with no other explanation.

    Here is a song I wrote about that night...

    A Blanket of Mercy
    by Ronald W Robey
    1. The fire had gone out. The bus had grown cold
    I walked back and forth so chilled to the bone
    But God sent an angel, the chill then did flee
    With a blanket of mercy, His love covered me.

    cho: A blanket of mercy, a cover so warm
    He made me to sleep in spite of the storm
    I praised my Lord Jesus and He found delight
    My prayer was answered with a blanket that night

    2. I saw not the angel, but the proof was right there
    For he left a blanket on the back of a chair
    God is so loving, He cares for His sheep
    He gave me a blanket and caused me to sleep.

    cho: A blanket of mercy, a cover so warm
    He made me to sleep in spite of the storm
    I praised my Lord Jesus and He found delight
    My prayer was answered with a blanket that night

    cho: A blanket of mercy, a cover so warm
    He made me to sleep in spite of the storm
    I praised my Lord Jesus and He found delight
    My prayer was answered with a blanket that night

    Tag: I praised my Lord Jesus and He found delight
    My prayer was answered with a blanket that night
  3. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Through The Bible One Verse At A Time   

    Genesis 50:9 (KJV) 9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.
  4. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Nephew in Motorcycle Accident   

    Update:  Andrew is making progress.  They were able to fix the hole in his lung. The ribs will have to heal over time.  His neck is stabilized in the halo brace, and I was informed that he has been released to go home today.  He will have to be watched though.  But, his father, mother & sister all live at home, so they will be there to care for his needs.  Thanks for the prayers, and please continue to pray that God will heal what needs the most healing... his soul.
     
  5. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Using Geocaching for evangelism   

    Still searching...
  6. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Using Geocaching for evangelism   

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  7. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Nephew in Motorcycle Accident   

    Thanks everyone.  Received word that it may have been a suicide attempt.  He told his mother and dad that he loved them just before taking off on his motorcycle.  His mother told my brother that she wondered if he was going to try to hurt himself again.
     
    sounds like may have been trouble at home, depression.  I don't know.  He has a child, so I am not sure if maybe he and the child's mother may have been fighting or what led up to the accident.
     
    as I said, I will keep you informed as soon as I hear something.
  8. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Nephew in Motorcycle Accident   

    just received word that my youngest nephew was in a motorcycle accident in Winchester Virginia yesterday.
     
    i don't know the full extent of his injuries, other than a broken neck, four broken ribs and a punctured lung.  Sadly, he had been drinking prior to the accident, so his greatest immediate need is Jesus.  
     
    His is name is Andrew Green.
  9. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: 1457 Officially Pronounced Dead After Earthquake Rocks Kathmandu   

    David and Linda Cloud are safe.  They just gave an update seven minutes ago... (report and pictures)

    http://www.wayoflife.org/database/earthquake.html
  10. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: 1457 Officially Pronounced Dead After Earthquake Rocks Kathmandu   

    CNN is reporting that Kathmandu, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 earthquake early this morning.  Be in prayer for the survivors.

    David Cloud and his wife Linda are in Kathmandu.  No word on his website as to whether they are OK or not.
  11. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Interesting Perspective   

    Barnes was just as judgmental as many others.  The only one who can know why or why not one gives or doesn't give is God.  Man looks at the appearance, but God looks at the heart.
     
    as I said, man might not be giving to an organization doing business as a church for many valid reasons.  
     
  12. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Interesting Perspective   

    The Greek for "purposeth" means "to choose for oneself"
     
    paul said every man, as he so chooses to give, let him give.
     
      Oh, the word "necessity" also shows that the giver was to decide for himself.  Necessity is translated from the Greek "anagke". It is speaking of "
    necessity, imposed either by the circumstances, or by law of duty regarding to one's advantage, custom, argument
    2.  Calamity, distress, straits"
     
     
  13. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Interesting Perspective   

    Funny, Paul is the one who said to give as you choose.  Just one verse above it, he told the that the measure of their giving would determine their reward.  But he left the amount he clearly left to their choosing, not another's demands.
  14. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Interesting Perspective   

    ​The text shows she gave because of the Word of the Lord.  In other words, she believed she would be given the oil and the meal just as the man of God said she would.  He giving was in faith that God would do what He said He would through the Prophet.  There is no indication that she thought it would be her last meal she was feeding Elijah from.

    Yes, she believed it to be her last meal prior to God speaking through Elijah.  But once she heard the Word, she acted in faith.

    Pretty cut and dried from what i see.
  15. Standing Firm In Christ added a post in a topic: Interesting Perspective   

    2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

    The word "purposeth" in the above verse is translated from the Greek "proaireomai".  It means "to choose for oneself"    Paul was not telling people to give over and above.  He was not dictating a specified amount or percentage that one must give.  He said they were to choose for themselves their giving. 

    Yes, he did tell them they were to abound in grace.  But he left the amount up to them.  No demand for sacrifice.