Introduction to Website
I do not criticize who people are or what they do. (John 3:15-16 keyword in both: whosoever believeth and Acts 17:26 keywords: And hath made of one blood all nations of men) God considers all people equal and so do I. (Rom. 8:6-17 & Eph. 2:8-22) Any Christian, regardless of race, nationality or origin, is my blood brother or sister (Jesus’ blood) relative. My job is to use God’s Word, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, to show people the way to heaven.
FIRST THING: ANY COMMENTARY OR ARTICLE THAT BEGINS WITH AN INTRODUCTION PLEASE, PLEASE READ THAT FIRST TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTENT.
A SUMMARY OF EACH OF THE NINE COMMENTARIES IS GIVEN BELOW UNDER THE SUMMARIES SUB-HEADING. The reason is to first Biblically explain two very important situations in case some viewers decide not to go deeper into the website. Maybe they will at least read the contents of the first 2 situations. After this first one the second is a brief Biblical INTRODUCTION TO GOD that will probably surprise most of you. One other thing first: If you find something on this website that is pleasing to you would you please share it with your friends via Facebook links or whatever electronic media you use and thank you.
NEAR THE END OF THIS INTRODUCTION IS A SUB-HEADING TITLED THE CHURCH IN AMERICA: STATISTICS. IT WAS TAKEN FROM INTERNET INFORMATION IN SEPTEMBER OF 2015. (2 Thess. 2:3 keywords: that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first,) I THINK YOU WILL FIND IT INTERESTING.
ABORTION AND MISCARRIAGE
Due to the controversy of this issue it is better to address this situation first thing before introducing the contents of the website proper. It takes only 10 short paragraphs counting this one. In case some of you don’t go any further on this website maybe you will at least take this information with you. There appears to be 5 main questions concerning the controversy over abortion and miscarriage. Is it alive? Is it human? Is abortion murder? Did I lose a fetus? Did I lose a baby?
Of course these 5 questions engender a host of other questions but when they are answered the others are also answered. It is easier and safer to let God answer these questions by the KJV Bible scriptures given below. (Rev. 20:10-15) In the long run God’s opinion is the only one that counts anyway.
Medical science has proved at conception the egg and the sperm unite and become one cell (zygote stage also known as a fertilized ovum). Nothing else is ever added except nutrients and oxygen. Everything is there and it is alive. It must be living because the cell contains the information to divide (after the two-week period of cell division the zygote becomes an embryo and in eight to ten weeks the embryo becomes a fetus) and keep dividing until the body is complete.
It will be shown below that the soul is there even if the cell has not divided enough for the body to have a brain with which that little one celled person can use to think. All this is obvious because babies exhibit emotions in the womb and as soon as a baby is born it exhibits emotions which demonstrate a personality, a mind, a self, a me, a person, a soul. (Luke 1:24-41) Elizabeth was six months pregnant and Mary’s pregnancy with Jesus was either in the zygote or very early embryo stage YET ELIZABETH’S SIXTH MONTH OLD BABY RECOGNIZED MARY’S ZYGOTE/EMBRYO AS A PERSON! Think about it!
It will be shown below that the soul is there even if the cell has not divided enough for the body to have a brain with which that little one celled person can use to think. All this is obvious because babies exhibit emotions in the womb and as soon as a baby is born it exhibits emotions which demonstrate a personality, a mind, a self, a me, a person, a soul.
The Hebrew definitions will be given in the below scriptures so you can clearly understand your miscarried or aborted baby will be waiting in heaven for you if you make it your choice to go there. (2Tim. 3:16) “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,” and King David, the sweet psalmist of Israel, wrote in the scripture; (Psa. 139:13-16) (V.13) “For thou hast possessed my reins (essential organ, interior self, mind): thou hast covered (protect, screen, fence, defend) me in my mother’s womb.
(V.14) I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (V.15) My substance- Strong’s Concordance #6105- (life, might, strength) was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” (This denotes David’s humility, he knew by scripture our body is composed of the elements of the earth and David is saying his body is made from the deepest, poorest earth.)
(V.16) “Thine eyes did see my substance, Strong’s Concordance #1564 (a different Hebrew word meaning unformed mass- zygote, embryo stages), yet being unperfect (not whole, not made) and in thy book all my members were written (to record- zygote stage), which in continuance (forever, process of time) were fashioned (earthen, fashion as a potter- Gen. 2:7: God knows just like He knew how Adam was going to be formed before He started), when as yet there was none of them.” At the moment of conception God recognizes that one cell as a person, a self, a soul, a me. At death that beautiful baby’s soul goes back to God. BECAUSE:
(Phil. 3:20-21 esp. V.21 keywords: like unto his glorious body) Even if that one cell made by the uniting of the egg and sperm never divides that miscarried or aborted baby will receive a complete, glorified body just like that of Jesus because it is a person. God had its design recorded and nothing can change that and your baby will be the baby it was intended to be. (Matt. 17:1-2) The description of Jesus’ glorified body is recorded and his face shown as the sun but he was easily recognizable.
Your shining baby is waiting for you in heaven if you are a born again Christian. If you are not a born again Christian and wish to be one please read the one article commentary Breath of Life on this website and it will tell you how to obtain salvation. If you are a backslid Christian please click on the Sin in Church commentary, scroll the menu to the article Backsliding: The Failure Principal and it will tell you how to return to God.
Remember this: (Prov. 6:16-19 esp. 16 keyword: hate & V.17 keyword: hands that shed innocent blood) God hates those who shed innocent blood and an unborn baby has the most innocent blood of all. BUT: (2Sam. 12:9) David murdered innocent Uriah with the Ammonite sword but God forgave him when David repented. (Rev. 20:10-15 esp. V.10 keywords: for ever and ever & 21:8 keyword: murderer) Murderers will go to the lake of fire BUT: (Acts 8:1-3 esp. V.1 keywords: consenting unto his death & 9:1 keyword: slaughter) Saul, while he was unsaved, the man who would become the apostle Paul, was a murderer (1Tim. 1:12-14) but Jesus forgave him of his sins when he repented and Jesus made him an apostle. YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN FOR MURDER!
THINK ABOUT THIS: That tiny darling, aborted because it was unwanted, will never know its Mother’s tears upon its tiny blanket and her gentle fingers touching its tiny, tender cheeks as she gently kisses its forehead and whispers through her tears; “Please, please don’t go. Stay with me. I want you, I want you with me because I love you with all my heart.” I know! I know because when I was a child my baby sister Jolette never made it out of the hospital where she was born. BUT I also know another thing; because of Jesus and His sacrifice of Himself for us I will hold my baby sister in my arms as we run across the green fields of heaven and we will laugh together while our Mommy and Daddy look on and clap their hands for joy and Jesus, (1John 4:8-16) Pure Love, will be there with us!
If you wish to read an in-depth discussion concerning abortion please click on the commentary God, Satan and Man: The Relationship; then scroll that menu and click on the article PHILADELPHIA SECTION 2; then scroll down that article to the sub-heading A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN OF THE SAMARITANS, and read that. ALSO: I’m sure you will also be surprised as you read the SCRIPTURAL origin of the Samaritans! No, scripturally they were not half-breed Jews as is so popularly preached and taught. Hint, (John 4:4-42 esp. V.17-18) the Samaritan woman was speaking about her physical husbands but Jesus was speaking about her spiritual husbands.
WRITER’S NOTE: I have often wondered what earth’s population would be if every baby born had been the product of a marriage instead or fornication, incest, rape and etc. I have also wondered why people do not use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. END OF NOTE.
AGAIN: I do not criticize who people are or what they do. (John 3:15-16 keyword in both: whosoever believeth and Acts 17:26 keywords: And hath made of one blood all nations of men) God considers all people equal and so do I. (Rom. 8:6-17 & Eph. 2:8-22) Any Christian, regardless of race, nationality or origin, is my blood brother or sister (Jesus’ blood) relative. My job is to use God’s Word, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, to show people the way to heaven.
BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO GOD
Sometimes people talk about getting caught right in the middle of things. SO: Have you considered this life is the only hell the people who are going to heaven will ever know? AND: Have you considered this very same life is the only heaven the people who are going to hell will ever know? Something to think about isn’t it?
This website tells you how to grow in your relationship with God. TEST THIS FIRST: You are an eternal creation and God set the knowledge of our eternity within us: All of us have experienced those little, flitting, momentary pictures of ourselves dead; (2Cor. 4:16 keywords: outward man and inward man) you are dead, you are looking at you the dead person, but it is the immortal you, the inward you (the soul), the eternal you, that is doing the looking; the eternal soul that is you is looking at the outward you, (the temporary body) that is the mortal you, the temporary you, that will die. NOW:
Try to imagine yourself never existing; you can’t do it, NOT REALLY. That is the knowledge God gave all of us that each of us is an eternal person; it is you, the eternal you. SO: Considering the brief few years the eternal you will live here in your temporary body what can possibly be more important than for you to determine your (Rev. 20:10-15 & 21:27) eternal destination with God or with Satan, the devil, while you are here, now, living in your temporary body? Your death makes sure there is no third choice and you already have that knowledge within you.
SOMEHOW THE NOTION HAS BEEN FOSTERED UPON US THAT GOD IS SOME RED FACED, ETERNALLY SWOLLEN WITH RAGE ENTITY, SITTING ON A TERRIBLE THRONE OF JUDGMENT; TREMBLING WITH EAGERNESS TO DELIGHTEDLY SMASH US SCREAMING AND BEGGING INTO HELL!
OF COURSE THAT VIEW OF GOD PORTRAYS CHRISTIANS AS A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS, WELL SPRINKLED WITH SMIRKING HYPOCRITES, WHO ARE PARANOID, CRINGING AND FILLED WITH DREAD WHILE THEY TRY TO ADHERE TO A BUNCH OF IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP RULES. THAT VIEW PORTRAYS THE REST OF HUMANITY AS HELPLESS, DESPAIRING REPROBATES WITHOUT HOPE.
ANOTHER VIEW PORTRAYS GOD AS SOME WEIRD “JOHNNY APPLESEED TYPE” SKIPPING MERRILY THROUGH THE COSMOS WITH HIS BAG OF PEOPLE SEED INDISCRIMINATELY SOWING COLONIES OF HUMANS WHEN HE HAPPENS UPON A PLANET THAT WILL SUPPORT LIFE! THEN HE’S OFF ON HIS JOURNEY, TO NEVER RETURN.
STILL ANOTHER VIEW PORTRAYS GOD AS SOME ANCIENT, DROOLING, DODDERING, PURPOSELESS ENTITY WHINING “IF YOU’LL JUST WORSHIP, BELIEVE IN, OR EVEN THINK ABOUT SOME GREATER BEING IT’LL BE ALRIGHT AND YOU CAN COME ON TO HEAVEN”!
THIS WEBSITE DISPELS ALL THAT NONSENSE AND INTRODUCES THE READER (Psa. 103 & John 14:15-27) TO THE TRUE GOD OF LOVE WHO IS GRACIOUS AND UNDERSTANDING; A LIVING, VIBRANT GOD WHO IS FILLED WITH MERCY, KINDNESS, TENDERNESS, PATIENCE AND GOODNESS. YOU WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE GOD OF LOVE WHO DESIRES TO HAVE A PERSONAL, LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO TRY.
HERE’S HOW: (Psa. 119:2)
(1Cor. 1:10-13 & 3:1-6) Jesus did not bring a religion based on a denomination, not even yours, not even mine. (Heb. 10:1-10) Jesus did not bring a bunch of cold, dead, impossible to keep rules and laws so He could find an excuse to send us to hell. (John 14:1-27 esp. V.6, 9, 18 & 23 & Heb.10:19-23 keywords: living way) In His nail scarred hands Jesus brought the offer of an individual, personal love relationship with God, according to God’s Holy Word, through the Holy Spirit (1John 4:8 & 16) founded on love because God is love.
(Rom. 5:8-9 & Gal. 2:20) It is based on love because Jesus loves us enough to die so we can get saved and (Matt. 1:1 through Rev. 3:22) built on love by keeping our Christian relationship of love with God flourishing, (John 1:1-4 & 1John 1:1-4) according to God’s Holy Word of love, (2Cor 3:17) through the Holy Spirit of love (Matt. 13:18-23) and depending on the intensity of each individual Christian’s love for God and each individual Christian’s desires, values, attitude, activities and abilities in each one’s growth, or failure, as a Christian after accepting Jesus’ offer of salvation.
Love is mentioned several times in the above paragraph simply because (1John 4:8 & 16) GOD IS LOVE. (John 3:16) God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so we could be saved through Him and go live with God when our body dies. There is nothing more precious than giving a son so someone else can have life.
(1Tim. 3:16) In the great mystery of His existence God, Pure Love, manifested Himself (physically born) as His own Son, Jesus, (John 14:5-9 & Col. 2:8-9 esp. V.9) in whom dwelt all the Godhead bodily. Why a Son? Because we can understand there is no greater price than a Son that a Father can give for something. AND: (James 1:13 keywords: God cannot be tempted with evil & Psa. 18:30 keywords: As for God his way is perfect) All the attributes of God show that He is perfect in all His ways. BUT: The only way God could experience (Luke 4:1-13 & Heb. 4:14-15) temptation as does mankind was to be physically born and live in a man’s body. SO:
Pure Love puts itself in the place of another, to walk in their shoes, (John 2:1-2) to share their laughter, to share their company, to be with them, (Luke 22:44) to feel their sinking inside in the face of danger and the threat of death. (Matt. 14:12-21) Love wants to share their burdens, (Mark 11:15-17) feel their disappointment, (Luke 22:41-44) to feel their anxiety and uncertainty, (John 11:35) and feel their tears on Love’s own face. Pure Love will share all their earthly life from the beginning of it to ending of it. (2Cor. 5:21) Pure Love will even take their judgment and pay their penalty and Pure Love is willing to give His life for our life, mine and yours.
Love is a deep, intense, emotional tenderness, attraction to and affection for another person personalized by an intense emotional attachment and benevolent devotion to, an intimate fondness for and a yearning to share with, give to and make the other person happy. That sure puts a different face on God than what the world tells us doesn’t it?
Love is an ongoing examination and evaluation of the depth of passion (intensity of emotion) of the person you love. (Matt. 22:37) Do they love me like I love them? (Matt. 11:29-30 keywords: learn of me for I am meek and lowly & 2Pet. 3:18 keywords: grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ) Is their love for me growing as they get to know me better? What am I getting for the way I feel and act? Do they have the desire to please me the way I please them?
It don’t have to be as much as mine BUT are they giving me their all like I have given and am giving my all to them? Love is also an eventual response to what the other person does, therefore love can be built up or torn down depending upon the passion of the loved individual’s love contribution to the relationship.
What does being loved mean to you? Please look back down your life and remember what you felt like in your heart (soul): When someone you loved threw your offer of love right back in your face by refusing to even try to love you and you didn’t have a chance to be happy. OR: When someone you loved slowly quit loving you, you knew it was happening and there wasn’t anything you could do about it as you watched your happiness just dribble away. OR:
When someone you loved fell out of love with you and they suddenly, harshly crushed your happiness. OR: When you deeply loved someone but you knew they didn’t love you the same way, they took advantage of your relationship, you always felt threatened and used and you could never have that beautiful, secure, free happiness.
OR: When the passion of the one you loved was gone, the communication barely existed and your happiness was a pile of the cold ashes of futility. OR: When you discovered the one you loved was cheating on you and giving their affection to someone else and your happiness was smashed. What was your reaction? Pain? Anger? Suffering? Soul sickness? Loss?
(Gen. 1:26-27) You are made in God’s image. #1(Eph. 4:30 keywords: grieve (defined: to distress, to be sad, to be in sorrow) not the Holy Spirit of God THEN #2(2Pet. 3:9 keywords: the Lord is longsuffering (defined: patiently endure) to us-ward) THEN #3(John 11:35 & Luke 19:41 keyword in both: Jesus wept (defined: to weep silently with tears). Now you know how God/Jesus lives every day because of us. SO: How much do you love God?
The KJV Holy Bible is the source used:***1st QUESTION: What if you, utilizing all your resources, had given a person the greatest, most precious, most beautiful gift you could ever give that person. Then they take that wonderful, unique, infinitely precious gift and treat it like it had no value! How hurt and angry would you be?
***1st ANSWER: (1Pet. 1:18-19) God had nothing more precious to give than when He gave us the gift of His own Son, Jesus the Christ, so you and I could be redeemed by His blood (saved). (Heb. 10:29-31) Christians treat the blood of Jesus as having no or very little value when we deliberately sin! How hurt and angry do you think God is about our treatment of His beautiful, unique, infinitely precious gift?
****2nd QUESTION: What if you had met this person, did him/her a huge favor (salvation) and you wanted to get to know them a little better and try to establish a better relationship. (Rev. 3:20) You go to their door, your heart is filled with gladness and eagerness; “Oh boy! A brand new life to explore; a brand new experience!” You knock. They answer.
You state your business; “I want us to get better acquainted with each other.” They look at you a long moment, then quietly say; “No, I’ve got better things to do.” and shut the door in your face! How would you feel? How embarrassed would you be? How badly would your feelings be hurt? How many times would you come back with the same offer?
****2nd ANSWER: (Matt. 11:28-30 & Rev. 3:20-22 esp. V.22 keywords: “hear what the Spirit sayeth unto the churches” = YOU) God makes the same offer of getting better acquainted and establishing a better relationship with Christians, you, when He speaks through the Holy Spirit in that still, small voice in your thoughts; “I really feel like I need to read the Bible.” OR: “I really ought to pray and thank God for all He’s done for me.”
(Luke 12:34) But then you close the door of your soul in God’s face and refuse to let Him in and you go watch TV, call a friend, or some other entertainment and that embarrasses God and hurts His feelings just like it would you.
THINK ABOUT THIS: (Gen. 1:27) We are created in God’s image. Our hurt and anger reaction to the rejection and insult in the two situations above is the same as God’s hurt and anger reaction to our rejection and insult to what He freely offers! Writer, are you telling me that puny man has the ability to hurt God emotionally? I have told you what the Bible says and yes you do have the ability to hurt God emotionally. The only difference is God has the power to do something about it and we don’t!
Do you understand that Jesus desires a personal, one on one relationship with each individual Christian? (Rev. 3:16) The above situations, in a nutshell, are how a Christian can become lukewarm and not even realize it BECAUSE: (1Thess. 5:19 keyword: quench) Christians can quench (extinguish, to go out) the Holy Spirit until their Christianity is a dull exercise in feel good-ism futility.
This website will tell you and show you how to find God and build a relationship with Him OR it will tell you and show you how to renew your relationship with God OR it will tell you and show you how to have a much deeper, more meaningful, more loving relationship with God than what you have now.
SUMMARIES OF THE NINE COMMENTARIES
JESUS explains the spiritual warfare between God and Satan and how Satan brought that warfare into the physical realm at the beginning of man and how that warfare is now is carried out physically through Israel and spiritually through the Church. (John 12:32) Did you know Jesus was lifted up three times?
This commentary explains Jesus’ Godhood and manhood in a heartrending personal way that causes a Christian to realize his own value to God. Did you know the very first prophesy concerning Jesus was given in the Garden of Eden? What is the difference between a living prophesy, an objective prophesy and a spoken or written prophesy concerning Jesus?
Do you know the definition of the word overshadow contains three parts and that it took thirty years to fulfill that word? Do you know the genetics of Jesus’ conception? Some people say the Bible lied because it included Joseph’s name in Jesus lineage and God, not Joseph, was Jesus’ Father; that answer is here. When did Jesus take the Keys to Hell and Death?
When and how did the Grace Covenant come into effect? The answers to all these questions and many more are revealed in this commentary. God’s plan of salvation from the very beginning of man to now is explained by exploring Jesus’ life from conception to ascension and how His life, death, burial and resurrection is the centerpiece of God’s plan of salvation.
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU The Bible says; (Rom. 8:4-9 esp. V.9) “Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” That scripture is shocking because it obviously means if Christians do not possess the Holy Spirit within them they are not saved. This commentary tells how to recognize the Holy Spirit in your life. Is it true that after salvation God expects to have a personal relationship through the Holy Spirit with each Christian? This commentary tells how He does it.
“The Holy Spirit can be Tempted“ is a hair raising exploration (you can’t put it down) through God’s complete plan of salvation that will change your perception of God because you will see that God is “neck deep” in the three Eden curses just like us.
“Who is the Holy Spirit” reveals God’s true identity and you will be surprised to see that creation, Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon man, various iron and bronze ages, the overlapping stone age, evolution, time and timeless are addressed in the Bible!
The first “Self“ article answers four main questions: 1) How can we understand God if we don’t understand ourselves? I’ll bet you really do not know you! 2) God’s statement “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” explains the three parts of each human and describes how the soul uses the brain. 3) How is the conscience in charge of what? 4) DOES GOD CONSIDER ABORTION MURDER?
“The Holy Spirit is Truth” thoroughly explains THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY and the sad, sad story of a dear friend to three generations of my family who exactly lived this scripture—>(Prov. 1:23-28) and I was there every day during the last few weeks he lived and I was there when he had his final meeting with God in this life.<—Please read it because it may help you help someone you love before it’s too late; God’s scripture does not lie and God does not joke around about salvation.
“The Holy Spirit is Given” contains a vivid discussion of what SPEAKING IN UNKNOWN TONGUES really means. “The Holy Spirit Can be Blasphemed” contains the heartrending, true story about my dear friend who fell into the TRAP OF BLASPHEMY.
Other articles answer these questions. Is there a true Church “hidden” in the visible Church? What is the war between God and Satan really about and etc.? “GRACE” explains what grace really means and you will understand that “Grace” is a revelation into God’s soul.
“Man’s Conscience” contains the true story about a man and his wife who, against all the odds, found salvation. “Why is the Holy Spirit” explains how Jesus is a Friend and a Brother to every Christian who will let Him and it contains three miracles God performed in this writer’s life. The last miracle contains a beautiful poem. “Chosen Vessels” contains the story, “THE HAT”, about a military hat (a cover) and how God uses it to “talk” to people and it should interest any Veteran.
“Part 2: Old Walter: A CHOSEN VESSEL” is a true, beautiful, beautiful story concerning the great wonder God did in the lives of an old drunkard and eight little boys, I know it is true because I lived it with Walter. People have said drug abuse is not mentioned in the Bible so it must not be sin. BUT: Christian War with the World” shows that DRUG ABUSE is forbidden in the scripture and it is a sin that will cause a person to miss heaven. “Where is the Holy Spirit” addresses Eternal Security, Predestination and Backsliding.
Part 2: of Where is the Holy Spirit, titled; “Part Two: The LIGHT“, is an astonishing, uplifting, inspiring, true story of a young Christian woman’s last stand, back to the wall, spiritual battle against death and hell, I know it is true because they are my friends; please don’t miss it.
The three article COVENANT: The Holy Spirit Trains Soldiers for Spiritual Warfare IS A SHOCKING COMPARISON between the old and new covenants that will make you a better Christian and you will be surprised to scripturally learn about Satan’s three kingdoms of darkness. “When is Holy Spirit Time” contains the true, amazingly true, story of an angry man who came to physically attack our congregation and had a “head on collision” with the Holy Spirit.
Satan: A Study Guide and Teaching Manual– three articles. Have you ever heard a complete sermon or teaching session exposing Satan the Devil? Me neither. Yet, he is our greatest enemy. (1Pet 5:8) “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary (enemy) the devil, as a roaring lion (a ruthless, stealthy, powerfully aggressive, predator who hunts from ambush or by stalking), walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (to consume).”
We are in a war with Satan the devil. (Eph. 6:11-12) “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (V.12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.“
About all I’ve ever heard preachers say is; “THE DEVIL IS A DEFEATED FOE!” (Job. 1: thru 2:13) (1:14-17) You share Job’s shock when word came that all his wealth is gone and he is a pauper, (1:18-19) you crawl with Job and you help Job drag the dirty, torn, bloody, crushed bodies of his ten beautiful, desperately loved children out of the wreckage of his eldest son’s house and you wail and shriek with Job when they were buried (2:7-8) AND you find a piece of broken pottery and you help Job scrape the festering, pus running sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head while he moans and writhes in agony.
Oh! Don’t forget to tell Job; “THE DEVIL IS A DEFEATED FOE!” Do you see what I mean? Do you understand why there are denominations? Do you understand why some denominations accept obvious sin as an acceptable Christian lifestyle? Do you understand; Well, I’ll bet after you read these three articles you will be able to ask your preacher twenty questions and his only answer will be a red, sweaty face! How can you or anybody else defeat an enemy you don’t even know? (1Tim. 1:3, 4:6 & 11-16) Paul was instructing Timothy what to teach and preach (2Tim. 2:15) and he said study to show thyself approved (acceptable) unto God.
I do not want to be unacceptable to God! Do you? I do not want you to be Satan’s yo-yo. Yes, I’ve elaborated in writing this summary because I am attempting to get you to read these three articles because it is important and you will be shocked and amazed. These three articles will scripturally give you the spiritual weapons to defeat the devil!
“Christian War With the Flesh” tells the story about how a kindly Pastor handled the situation when a rough, wild, tough “good ole boy” type got saved, got mad and cussed ‘the devil ’til a fly wouldn’t light on him right in Church! Other articles answer: Why are there denominations and why can’t they agree? When did denominations actually start? Is it even possible for a person to get to Heaven through present belief in a denomination?
I Have Experienced Christian Physical Death Parts 1 and 2, tell how I went through physical death with my son and on until he met Jesus. You will scripturally see and understand how God is kind, loving and merciful far, far beyond our wildest expectations. AND: (2Cor. 13:1) Yes, there were two witnesses that proved beyond any doubt the event really happened.
BACKSLIDING: A QUEST FOR THE TRUTH Parts 1 & 2 scripturally settle that burning disagreement between Christians and denominations concerning; “Can a Christian backslide or not” and it scripturally reveals a terrible curse that will be placed on the side that is wrong. Read it for your eternal life!
The Holy Spirit can be Tempted explains the scriptural events about SATAN AND HIS REBELLION. Why do science and the Bible appear to “butt heads” and yet agree on so many things? These questions and many more are answered in various articles.
This commentary contains such a diverse and meaningful wealth of information concerning the personal relationship between God and man, man and man and man and himself it simply cannot be covered in this brief summary.
SIN IN CHURCH The historical and scriptural three part “Introduction” to this commentary answers these questions. Was America founded on Christian principals? Was the Church that came to America founded on Christian principals? Is your Church founded on Christian principals, are you? AND: Do you know that, in the history of the world, ONLY TWO NATIONS WERE FOUNDED THROUGH A COVENANT WITH GOD?
The shocking events of the personal sacrifice, persecution, hidden prophesies, suffering, church power, unknown divine appointments, rebellion, actual war, freedom and civil law that brought the Church in America to what it is today are explained in this introduction. The body of this commentary “Sin in Church” scripturally answers the question of why Church people, Christians, act the way they do because so many people say; “Yeah, I’d like to go to church but the things I see Church people do turn me off.”
“The Devil: The Deception Principal” thoroughly and scripturally explains HOMOSEXUALITY and the proper Christian reaction to that life style choice. In “Growth as a Christian: The Survival Principal” the seven-article series explores the human conscience and you will be astonished by the many ways your conscience is programmed throughout your whole life. I, the writer, was astonished as God revealed me to me and, with His inspiration through the Holy Spirit, I offer my life to you as an example.
One example is what happened the first time I met the young man who KILLED MY SON. Another example is the time I was stupid, stupid, stupid enough to initiate a confrontation with God over a Super Bowl football game. A third example is in Part 7; God, The Eden Curses, Cancer and Me; a fourth example is; well, you’ve got the idea! Church fights, failures, ignorance and tears; “I’m not perfect but I’m trying”; You’ll see!
Young Christians, or anyone else, in the faith please read these three articles because they teach you how to obtain a closer relationship with God. It is good for non-Christians also because it shows why Christians act the way they do! “The four types of Christians in a Congregation“, “The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth as a Christian” and Backsliding: The Failure Principal” scripturally show how sin happens in a Christian’s life and how God has all the answers already in place to take care of His Christians if they want it.
You will be amazed and pleased by the reaction of lost people when you explain how a new Christian is given a brand new start and must learn how to be a “profitable” Christian through spiritual growth. The article “Backsliding: The Failure Principal” identifies HYPOCRITES for what they are.
If you read only one article of this complete website please read the three article series; “Judging: The Authority Principal” for a beautiful, thrilling journey into God’s mind from creation to the final result of God’s purpose in creating man. ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE CHRISTIANS DO NOT HAVE TO “TASTE” DEATH. READ HOW GOD USES OUR OWN BRAIN TO ACCOMPLISH THAT!
Do you know there were actually three (God’s number of completion) scriptural curses brought about by man’s sin in the Garden of Eden or one curse with three separate parts and that “God is neck deep” in all three of them just like we are? There are several poems scattered throughout the three articles. Yes, it will get a little “teachy” at times but if you hang in there with it and, WITH PRAYER, you finish it you will be closer to God than you are right now!
The information in this commentary will help you in witnessing to “fallen” Christians and it will reveal where you stand in your church and where your church stands in God’s Church. If you need to renew your covenant with God this commentary will Biblically tell you how.
COMMUNION Biblically tells how a Christian can regroup his priorities, attain spiritual “spring housecleaning of his soul” and renew his personal relationship with God. Did you know that many “modern” churches have discarded all, or part, of communion as a historically useless function and by that their congregation is robbed spiritually? Do you know the ho-hum, little finger raised, taking by rote of communion derails-> (Gal. 1:7-8 key: off the track) part of God’s plan of salvation?
Do you want to understand how Jesus participates in a communion service that celebrates His sacrifice? What does the word unworthily really signify in the scripture that describes the communion service? Why are Christians scared to death of the word unworthily? Do you understand the preparation time required and its significance before partaking of the communion service?
What is a forgotten part of the communion service? Do you understand that communion, properly prepared for and properly performed, is one of God’s “big guns” that prevents a Christian from unknowingly sliding into lukewarmness? Really now; are you as fresh faced and on fire for God as you were when you were first saved? Do you think about your salvation event and talk about it like you once did?
Do you know present day communion is rooted in the seven steps of one of the most dramatic events in the Old Testament? Where is Heaven? And finally; do you know what it was like when God “made” Adam? All these answers and more are given in this wonderfully Holy Spirit anointed commentary.
IS GOD FAIR ANSWERS THOSE HARD QUESTIONS NOBODY DARES TO ADDRESS IN CHURCH. (John 6:44) Jesus said; “No man (none, not any) can come to me except the Father which hath sent me draw (to attract, to pull toward, to drag toward) him:” AND (John 12:32) “And I, if I be lifted up (lifted up on the cross, lifted up out of the grave, lifted up into heaven: three: God’s number of completion or completeness) from the earth, will draw (same definition) all men unto me.” SO:
If God is fair how did the pre-Christian, historic tribes of people throughout the world who lived and died before the church got to their place or even before Jesus was born have an equal opportunity to accept or refuse salvation? Do you know the Bible contains no certain AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY? The proof is in the scripture.
The Biblical answer to the question; “Are suicides automatically condemned to eternal punishment for self-murder?” will amaze you! WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN WHO DIE BEFORE THEY ARE DRAWN BY GOD; HOW DO THEY GET A FAIR CHANCE AT SALVATION? The answer concerning God’s provision will thrill you!
Are the mentally handicapped who don’t have the mental capacity to recognize God’s drawing just throwaways because of diminished brain function? (Luke 16:22) What was “Abraham’s Bosom” and did Jesus visit that place?
When did Jesus preach in a place called prison? Did Jesus preach in a place called death? Does the spiritual man have the same five senses as the physical man and what will it be like when you die? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT WENT ON IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM WHILE JESUS’ PHYSICAL BODY LAY IN THE GRAVE? Those questions and many more are answered in “Is God Fair”. This commentary explores the infinite love, grace and the availability of mercy God has for ALL people.
Three Things Every Non-Christian Should Know And Feel contains three events in this writer’s life that will reveal the reality of what you will experience and can experience. The Holy Spirit will verify them as truth in your soul.
BREATH OF LIFE Why even have a life if we are going to struggle and flounder along a few years and then die; WHAT’S THE POINT? Each lost sinner sometimes examines himself and thinks; “I love, I imagine, I reason, I appreciate beauty, I can be tender and kind; what’s the point of me? Why am I? There’s got to be more!?
This commentary tells you how to prove to a person by his own thought process and by scripture how God set the knowledge that we are eternal creations in each person’s own awareness. Do you know the three approaches God uses to draw people to Him? If you want salvation this commentary follows God’s Biblical plan to show you how to obtain it.
This is a very good witnessing commentary that explains the why and how of salvation. Christians can copy “Breath of Life” and hand it out when witnessing even in the few minutes when you are shopping, pumping your gas, waiting in a line someplace and etc. I carry copies of Breath of Life in a notebook in my car to witness to the lost wherever I go and it has worked many, many times. I also carry a notebook of copies of Backsliding: The Failure Principal and it too has worked many, many times and I carry a notebook of copies of Part 2: Old Walter: A Chosen Vessel to share God’s blessing with Christians I meet.
God, through the Holy Spirit, is the author of this website thus the writing is anointed (consecrated), I am merely the writer and witness. The scripture reference is given in the writing and when you give these articles to someone and they read them the Holy Spirit goes to work with His anointing in their soul and verifies the truth of the writing. See the article About The Writer at the top to the left of the commentary titles and you will better understand that I possessed nothing that God needed to execute this work, He could have used any Christian to do it.
I live in a small mountain community with three small mountain towns relatively nearby and nearly every holler (mountain slang for the hollow between two ridges or two points) large enough for habitation will have a few houses in it. In other words, a lot of us know each other and news travels so I am sometimes told these articles were successful. (John 15:5) Only God can accomplish all this, not me.
GOD, SATAN AND MAN: THE RELATIONSHIP explores the relationship between God, Satan and man from before creation (Rev. 3:22) to the ending of the prophesy concerning the last church, the Laodiceans, in the Book of Revelation. To be truthful this commentary contains such a wealth of diverse information concerning the relationship between God, Satan and man it would be much better if you would read the introduction to the commentary to obtain a more comprehensive idea of its contents. The introduction contains a list of the questions that puzzle and plague Christians, some are:
How and why did God form man? The earth is obviously older than the time of man given in the Bible so how did that happen? What is the origin of fossils? What was the origin of the volume of water that covered everything? Would the ark even float? How many animals got on the ark? Are Neandertals human or ape. Who were the giants? Where did the races originate? How many languages left Babel? Were Adam and Eve the first Cro-Magnon cavemen? Did the pre-flood people cross oceans? How did Nimrod influence the modern world? This commentary answers those questions and dozens more like them.
If you read nothing else on this commentary please consider these because: Article 2 explores the origin of the reptile kingdom (dinosaurs). Article 20 reveals the true identity of (Gen. 14:18 & Heb. 5:6 thru 7:7) Melchisedec. Article 21 reveals how God’s covenant with Abraham contained the Grace covenant concealed within it. Articles 24 & 25 reveal how Jesus fulfilled that covenant from prophesy to His conception, birth, ministry and death.
Article 26 reveals Jesus’ resurrection and the absolutely shocking method when Jesus fulfilled the hidden (Gen. 17:7-19) everlasting (the whole spectrum of man) prophesy clause God placed in Abraham’s covenant. Article 27 is a comparison of the 7 steps of the ancient Hebrew Physical Covenant of circumcision and blood sacrifice and the 7 steps of the Spiritual Grace covenant of circumcision and blood sacrifice.
As God, through the Holy Spirit, inspired me to study and write Article 27 I was astonished by God’s beauty, mercy and the absolute seriousness with which He performed the Grace Covenant steps with me. It’s personal. It made me ashamed I had taken my salvation experience so lightly. It has made me a better, stronger, more thankful Christian.
You will be surprised as this commentary reveals the development of mankind into what we know today and, at His speed and timing, God’s efforts to slowly reveal Himself to mankind.
HELL: COVENANT: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM starts with a surprising, scriptural description of the reality of hell. Then there is a very brief window into the founding of four other major world religions. The vast bulk of this commentary explores the everyday lives of the men who wrote the writings that reveal the founding and relationship of the three major religions that all claim they have a blood kin relationship with Abraham, their own God covenant through Abraham and how each one of the three religions claim their way is the only way to achieve a forever relationship with God in heaven.
Throughout this commentary are given the Biblical locations of the appropriate scriptures that fit whatever situation. I researched the known information of the lifestyles of various societies at that time in history and combined it with the known information about the founders of the three religions and in the appropriate parts of this commentary I wrote in a semi-story style the events that made various individuals what they were. It is a very revealing commentary into Judaism, Christianity and Islam and their founders.
None of the information on this website is under copyright and anybody who so desires is encouraged to freely copy whatever is of interest and use it as you see fit because it is God’s website and that way it gets passed on even further. (Acts 3:3-6) God, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, freely gave me the information on this website as you see it (Heb. 10:31) so if you change what you copy that’s between God and you.
The sheer magnitude of free available information on the internet is a source of great delight and astonishment for me and I am deeply grateful to all the people who did so much work to make such information available. THANK YOU.
Related source information used in these commentaries concerning government, world history, church history, word definitions and conception, pregnancy and birth comes from free information “public domain” internet web sites and does not violate copyright rules. I am also deeply grateful to my wonderful wife for her patience, prayers and computer expertise that has dug me out of so many self-made electronic dead ends.
The King James Version Holy Bible is the scriptural source for these commentaries. My reason for choosing the King James Version Holy Bible is given in great detail in the article About the Writer. It was an eye-opening struggle and I think you will enjoy reading that article and I am sure you will be shocked when you read what God accomplished with this website! Most of these commentaries start with informational, numbered notes that explain the objective and reason for the commentary.
These commentaries, are a series; if one raises a question not connected to that particular commentary another will answer it and etc. They are in an “easy read” format so today’s “every man” the common person like me can understand.
Reference scripture numbers in parenthesis are included at the beginning of the sentences in the texts. The commentaries are written in a semi-story style for “easy reading” so it is easier to first read through a segment of text to follow the story continuity and then come back and reference the text by scripture if you so desire. If you try to read each scripture reference as you read the text you WILL lose the story line. This process allows the story line to become a Bible Study if that is what you desire to do.
THE CHURCH IN AMERICA: STATISTICS
(Acts 20:29-30 keywords: grievous wolves, 2Thess. 2:3 keywords: falling away, 1Tim. 4:1-2 keywords: latter times)
I obtained this information from internet articles. An average of the 3 widest ranging polls of churches states #1) there are about 275,000 protestant churches in America today which is less than half the number of protestant churches per capita 100 years ago. #2) There are 1/3 less protestant churches per capita in America than there was in 1950. #3) At this time, Sept. 2015, about 3,000 churches close their doors each year and about 1,000 new churches open their doors each year for a net loss (closing their doors for good) of about 2,000 protestant churches per year across America.
A recent report by the Southern Baptist convention stated about 25% of their churches reported zero baptisms in the past year, 60% reported they had zero youth baptisms, age 12-17 years old, and 80% reported they had 1 or zero young adult baptisms, age 18-29 years old.
Those polls show that more than 50% of the American public consider themselves Protestant Christians but in telephone conversations with the respondents only about 17% say they are affiliated with and active in a local church. That result shows there are something over 50,000,000 American Protestant church members. Various polls show wildly different data concerning the number of Christians leaving their protestant church for good. It runs the spectrum from 3,500 per day to 1000 per week.
Data shows lending institutions are foreclosing on protestant church property at an ever increasing rate because churches cannot pay their mortgages. One startling statistic is that several of these churches had assumed mortgages on their property to upgrade their buildings, add more building space, build youth centers and etc. but recent economic setbacks and a declining membership made payment impossible.
Top answers to questions in various polls consisting of in-depth interviews with church leadership and lay members in their understanding of what the Biblical scriptures taught and their knowledge and understanding of their responsibility regarding the functions of their church.
#1) Church members could not scripturally explain how their salvation took place, what it meant and did not understand their part in their congregation.
#2) Church members could not scripturally identify God and how man is made in His image.
#3) Church members did not scripturally understand spiritual growth, producing Christian fruit and developing a personal relationship with Jesus.
#4) The church membership had no clarity as to why it existed. There was no clearly defined mission, no vision and no set in stone purpose for its existence.
#5) Evangelism and evangelistic witnessing were not taught nor stressed.
#6) Scriptural teaching of the method to successfully pray was not taught.
#7) The church membership rarely prayed together. Rarely prayed at home. Very rarely had family prayer at home. Did not give thanksgiving prayer before eating.
#8) Various Christians, members and non-members, had an entitlement attitude instead of a servant attitude. That one required further research. Many members had changed congregations, some multi-times, because they felt they had been insulted, ignored, or “looked down upon” for various reasons in other congregations. That research requires an answer. Jesus said; (Luke 17:1) “It is impossible but that offenses will come.” That answer requires meditation. Many Christians deliberately live offended lives, waiting for the slightest hint of insult, so they can move on and consciously or subconsciously dodge the responsibility of being a working, congregational Christian!
#9) Many churches had an aging or elderly majority who were satisfied with past victories. Writer’s comment: This is terribly pitiful (Matt. 24:13) because they had lost sight of enduring to the end.
#10) Very little or no passion for serving Jesus in a way that required their expenditure of time and effort outside the church.
#11) Isolation from their community. That also required more research. A person can go out into their community for their normal functions of living and still be isolated within self. This isolation within self causes anxiety about approaching strangers and starting conversations, worry about being ridiculed, concern about rejection, distress about confrontation, fear of violating political correctness when telling people why they need saved or that they will go to hell, dread of being asked Biblical questions.
Timidity about exposing their own tender, private inner self resulting in didn’t know how to, didn’t care to, afraid to, were not taught how to, were not encouraged to intermingle with strangers. Self isolation defeats witnessing! OR ARE YOU ASHAMED OF JESUS? Worry about racial confrontation. Doubt of ability to relate to other races. Aversion to and prejudice against other races.
(Num. 12:1-16 esp. V.1 key: Moses’ brother and sister were against Moses’ Ethiopian wife & Acts 17:26 keywords: And hath made of one blood all nations) In God’s reality there is only one race; the human race! Other races than yours are God’s creation in God’s image too. (John 3:14-19) Jesus died for all of us. (1John 3:15) “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life (with Jesus) abiding in him.” (Jer. 13:23 & Col. 3:6-11) Racism is a blatant, deadly sin. We are all stuck with whatever skin color and features we have so repent and GET OVER IT!
Observation: All these reasons not to are based on fear. The scriptural remedy: (1John 4:18) “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” Yes, at the beginning of breaking free from the bondage of isolation within self it is only natural to feel fear, anxiety, dread, worry and etc. but prayer from a servant’s heart, the desire to serve God, recognition of the Holy Spirit’s presence and confidence in Jesus’ scriptural promises (Rev. 3:5) overcomes those things. OR DO YOU NOT STUDY THE BIBLE ENOUGH AND PRAY ENOUGH TO EVEN KNOW JESUS?
(Prov. 18:24) You must understand all those strange people you fear are people just like you with the same emotions as you. Generally what pleases you will please them, what attracts you will attract them, what offends you will offend them; self depreciating humor is a sure winner, use good manners, kind demeanor, caring attitude and above all things ask the Holy Spirit to pave the way into their hearts for you. IT WORKS!
#12) Did not feel loved.
#13) Did not feel fulfilled.
#14) Hated disagreements and trouble in church.
#15) Believed they received all the Biblical information they needed at church and saw no reason to study at home.
I, the writer, was aghast that someone thinks the answer to the decline of church membership is in the above statistics! The answer for church decline is in the reasons the statistics are there! AND:
(Please, please read these-> 2Cor. 4:4 keyword: blinded & 11:13-15 esp. V.14 “And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel (defined: Strong’s w #32: a messenger, by implication a pastor) of light.” ALSO V.15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers (defined: Strong’s w #1249: a Christian teacher and pastor, deacon, servant) also be transformed (transfigure, disguise) as the ministers of righteousness (state of him who is as he ought to be); whose end shall be according to their works.”) THE DEVIL, SATAN, WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF WHILE HE PERSONALLY AND/OR WITH HIS MINISTERS SPIRITUALLY BLINDS YOU AND ROCKS YOU TO SLEEP! BECAUSE:
(concerning the church and the end of the world: Matt. 24:3-13) Jesus said; (V.12-13) “And because iniquity (wickedness, unrighteousness) shall abound (increase), the love of many shall wax (to chill) cold (reduction of temperature by evaporation). But he that shall endure (stay under, bear trials, have fortitude, persevere) unto the end, the same shall be saved (deliver, protect, preserve).“ Obviously, By the above statistics, many Christians’ love for Jesus has and is growing cold. (John 6:63) Jesus said; “the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
A huge majority of the church membership has given up its fire for Christ. (Luke 10:2) “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord (supreme in authority) of the harvest, that he would send forth lobourers into his harvest.” Obviously, by the above statistics, the majority of Christians have ignored and disobeyed God’s call (by His word and His Holy Spirit) to be witnesses!
(John 6:63) Jesus said; “the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (Heb. 4:12-13 & 2Tim. 3:16) “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine (instruction, learning, teaching), for reproof (proof, conviction, evidence), for correction (straightening up again, rectification, reformation), for instruction (education, training, chastening) in righteousness (justification).
(Matt. 13:18-23) (V.19) These types of Christians received the word (the thought, reasoning, motive, Divine Expression i.e. Christ) of the kingdom (the realm of God= heaven) into their heart but were not interested enough in Jesus to keep it and let the devil lead them astray. (V.20-21) These types of Christians received the word of God with joy but when a little tribulation (pressure) and persecution came because of the word they did not have the courage (guts) to make a stand for Jesus. (V.22) These types of Christians received the word of God but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches were actually their god.
(V.23) These types of Christians (Mark 12:30-31) love Jesus enough to study and understand that Christians (2Cor. 5:10-21 esp. V.20) are to be Ambassadors (a representative) for Jesus and each of them produced to the best of their ability. (Mark 16:19 & Luke 24:51) When Jesus was lifted up into heaven He took His body with Him. (1Cor. 12:27) The church is the body of Christ! (Rom. 8:6-17 esp. V.9) The Holy Spirit must be in you or you are not a Christian. (Eph. 3:22) Christians are a habitation of God through the Holy Spirit. Christians, you and me, are the only lips, voice, feet, hands, eyes; physical bodies Jesus has with which to do His work.
(John 4:35-38 Jesus said; keywords: look on the fields for they are already to harvest) The fields are anyplace there are people! A famous church leader in England lamented that their seminaries were producing the finest preachers in the world. They had the most beautiful churches in the world. But those churches were nearly empty. I emailed him that the battle was not in the church house. The battle is witnessing in checkout lines, gas pumps, front porches, yards, fishing places, gardens etc.- anyplace there are people. His reply; “What a novel idea!”
CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA AND OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DO NOT GO OUT INTO THE PUBLIC VENUE AND WITNESS ABOUT JESUS! (Matt. 24:4-5 keyword: deceive) A pastor who does not teach, preach and encourage witnessing by his congregation is a deceiver. How are people going to know what Jesus can do in their lives if Christians don’t tell them what He has done in theirs???? (Matt. 5:14-15) Christians are to be the light of the world. What good is your light if it stays confined in your church house?
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: When I was young nearly every place I went something about Jesus or church came up if I was there very long. You can read about it in the side article at the top of the HOMEPAGE; About the Writer. In the mid nineteen-fifties a three-week revival was held in a church in the small town near where I live. At the end of that revival 314 new Christians were baptized in the large stream which flows through that town. Revivals at that time were usually for unsaved people because the Christians did not need reviving. Now three-day revivals are in vogue except in the churches which have abandoned holding revivals.
(I added this Feb. 11, 2021) A couple of years ago a small church in this area held a revival that got the congregation revived and on fire for God, Jesus and salvation but nobody was saved. BUT: That revived congregation started witnessing to the lost according to scripture through the Holy Spirit and for months one or two lost people accepted Jesus as Saviour nearly every week. That same church has held service in the church parking lot or in the church house and sometimes just on Facebook with every meeting also on Facebook and 74 people have accepted Jesus as Saviour since the COVID-19 plague started in March of 2020.
Are you listening pastor? (John 21:15-17) “FEED MY SHEEP!”
(Heb. 9:27 keywords: it is appointed unto men once to die,) You know you will die, it is a given, you have attended too many funerals, read too many obituaries and heard about too many deaths to doubt it, you will die, it will happen. (Luke 16:22-31) You will feel your breath leaving, you will not be able to breathe, you will smother and you, your soul (you the person) will go right along with your breath of life from God (spirit of life) and your grey faced body will be alone and empty in its grave, in its earthiness, in its decay, just like those of Lazarus and the rich man, and I will also die just like everyone else.
(Heb. 9:27 keywords: but after this the judgment) You know beyond any shadow of a doubt you will be judged after you die, God’s word says it and you know it in your heart! SO: Let me ask you lost sinners and you backslid Christians 3 questions. #1) (Rev. 20:12-15) What do you want God to say to you about your sinner’s life or your Christian life when you stand before Him in judgment? #2) What do you want God to find when He opens the book of life to see if your name is there?
#3) How will you backslid Christians act if He gravely looks at you and says; (Heb. 6:4-6) “Your name was removed on such-n-such date and spiritually you were so far away from Me you didn’t even know the Holy Spirit had departed from you?” OR: (Rev. 3:15-16) “You have been spued (projectile vomiting) out because you were lukewarm? OR: (Rev. 20:10-15 esp. V.15) How will you sinners act who died in a lost condition and God gravely looks at you and says; “You never even took the trouble to obtain the salvation I offered you and your name is not written in the book of life!” WHAT WILL YOU DO? WHAT WILL YOU SAY? (Rev. 3:6) “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit sayeth to the churches.”
God bless you. (Matt. 24:4-13 esp. V.13) I hope and pray you make it to heaven, I really do.
I sincerely pray and hope God richly blesses you through this work.