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“I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.” (Zechariah 1:8)
The Lord divulges ten visions to Zechariah in one night. All of them are among myrtle trees in the “bottom” of a dark, mysterious, and somewhat eerie ravi... More...
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In the early 1990s, I was a twenty-something-year-old pastor with a ton of questions.
Our church was beginning to average near a thousand on Sundays, and I was invited to preach a tent revival in Fremont, California, with Dr. Lee Roberson.
I was excited to get answers from an eighty-year-old veteran of the faith who had seen 600,000 people baptized in his forty years of pastoring the Highland Park Baptist Church.
As I traveled to and from the airport with Dr. Roberson, I brought with me a yellow pad with a long list of questions for him.
One of my first questions to Dr. Roberson was, “How did you stay in one place for forty years?” I’ll never forget his two-part answer:
Lest you think that was too simple an answer, I should give you the two “sub points” for application: die to criticism, and die to praise.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.—Galatians 2:20
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;—Ephesians 5:18
Now you might think these two pieces of advice are pretty basic—a good answer for a first question.
It turned out, however, that Dr. Roberson thought this was a good answer for every question. In fact, it was his answer to every single question I asked.
I can still hear him saying it, “Die to self: die to criticism, and die to praise. Be filled with the Spirit.”
It’s been some twenty plus years since that unforgettable conversation with Dr. Roberson, and I have found his advice to be the soundest I have ever received.
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“The night that they put me on the airplane to evacuate me and bring me back to the U.S. … I was very, very ill and not sure that I was going to make it across the ocean — not sure if I would see David again or our [two sons] again,” Writebol said. ”And I remember, as they put me on the airplane, that I just told the Lord, ‘Lord, I don’t know what’s going to happen and I need your help.’”
And that’s when she said she felt God responding to her with an important question:
“Nancy, if I take the boys, if I take David away from you and if I take your life and you are with me, am I enough?”What an answer! Is God enough at any time in our lives? I remember what Esau said to Jacob who offered riches as he returned:
“I just rested in God’s arms and in his presence and in his peace that he was enough,” she said.Do we? No. We read headlines and are concerned for ourselves and our loved ones. We do not consider asking ourselves, is He enough? I believe He is when we follow His instructions:
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God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.This morning I read a quote from Corrie ten Boom:
Often I have heard people say, ‘How good God is! We prayed that it would not rain for our church picnic, and look at the lovely weather!’ Yes, God is good when He sends good weather. But God was also good when He allowed my sister, Betsie, to starve to death before my eyes in a German concentration camp. I remember one occasion when I was very discouraged there. Everything around us was dark, and there was darkness in my heart. I remember telling Betsie that I thought God had forgotten us. ‘No, Corrie,’ said Betsie, ‘He has not forgotten us. Remember His Word: “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.” There is an ocean of God’s love available—there is plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love—whatever the circumstances.It comes to me as I’m praying for families in our church – a widow whose brother died from cancer; a daughter whose mother died; a grandfather fighting cancer, another whose heart is healing from surgery; parents with ungrateful children. I know these people, and I know they would assure me, “God is good.”
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“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” (2 Corinthians 5:1)
The blessings we have in Christ are far too many to number, but it is a blessing even to note just a few of those indicated by the words we have or ye have. First of... More...
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