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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dry Bones


Did you ever notice how Ezekiel 37
is similar to some missionaries situations?

The bones were dry, old and broken.
The people in this world are dry, old and broken without God.

Ezekiel 37:6
"I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin.
I will put breath into you, and you will come to life.
Then you will know that I am the LORD."



Ezekiel, like many missionaries, spoke;
Ezekiel spoke to the lost and the broken.
He told the dry, old bones what the Lord had commanded him to say.
And God brought them back to life.

Ezekiel 37:12
"Therefore, prophesy to them and say,
‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
O my people, I will open your graves of exile and cause you to rise again.
Then I will bring you back to the land of Israel."

Isn't it cool?

Revelations 7:9
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude 
that no one could count, 
from every nation, tribe, people and language, 
standing before the throne and before the Lamb. 
They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

They say that there are currently 7097 languages total today.

There are over 1000 First Nations groups that need the Bible in their own languages.

They aren't going to translate themselves.

Be like Ezekiel, speak to the lost, dry, broken bones (Or people).
Teach them, encourage them, train them, care about them, 
help them with a servant's heart.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Honor Your Parents

“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 5:16 (NIV)

Honoring and respecting your parents is very important. Without honor and respect, there is dishonor and disrespect; without parents, children would not have proper discipline. Can you imagine not having parents?

If children do not receive proper discipline, they would be spoiled, bratty, and even disobedient to their parents. And I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t want to spend time with them either.

I am blessed to have parents that love me enough to discipline me.

Parents, take time to invest in your children. It is worth it. And not only your children will thank you, but others will too.

Children, obey your parents as the Lord commands. Respect them, and be very thankful for them. Why? Because without them, you wouldn’t even exist. Be thankful that God gave you parents to honor.

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and your mother’ which is the first commandment with a promise ‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’” Ephesians 6:1-3(NIV)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Vineyard(Part 2)

This is a continue of The Vineyard(Part 1) where we were talking about Isaiah 5 verses 1-7. In our last post we talked about verses 1-4, and will be talking about Isaiah 5:5-7 in this post.

Through verses 5 and 6, God talks about what he will do with his vineyard. In verse 5 he says, "I will take away its hedge, and it will be destroyed; I will break down its wall, and it will be trampled." What I believe it means is that he will lift his protection on Israel for their disobedience.

In verse 6 he also says, "I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and the briers and thorns will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain on it." Wasteland as in exile them out of the Promise Land. He will empty the land with nothing but "briers and thorns", and will "command the clouds not to rain in it." That would be a wasteland all right.

And last but not least, verse 7. Where He explains who the vineyard is, and also talks about what the vineyard has become. He says that "The vineyard of the LORD Almighty is the house of Israel, and the man of Judah are the garden of his delight. And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress." It is indeed sad to hear that God saw nothing but bloodshed and heard nothing but "cries of distress."

Well, here is were it ends. To learn more about it read Isaiah 5:1-7.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Benham Brothers


Whatever The Cost And Living Among Lions

Both of these books are amazing.
I hope you enjoy them.


Here is a video where they talk a little about themselves. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Vineyard(Part 1)

This is going to be about Isaiah 5:1-7, the song of the vineyard, an example of obedience and disobedience to God.

Through verse 1 and 2, Isaiah is talking about God clearing a field of stones and planted a vineyard to yield good grapes, built a tower to defend the vineyard and a winepress to turn the grapes into wine. When it was the time of harvest, he looked for crops of good grapes; but he learned that it only yielded bad grapes.

The field is the Promise Land, the stones are the Canaanites, whom the Lord wiped out, the vineyard is Israel, the tower is God's protection on Israel, the good grapes are people who want to obey God, and the bad grapes are people who ignored and disobeyed God.

Through verses 3 and 4, God said, "Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I look for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?"

At that time, Israel was becoming a very evil nation like it's neighboring nations. And God wasn't happy with them at all. So God sent Isaiah to warn them of what was to come if they continued their wickedness. Thankfully, because of the faith of King Hezekiah, they listened to the warnings. And because of their obedience, God didn't bring destruction to them during King Hezekiah's reign.

In my next post, I will finish talking about verses 5-7. To understand more about it, read Isaiah 5:1-7.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Hostage


About three American missionaries serving in Panama 
that get held captive.

A sad, but incredible and true story. (And one of my favorites)

This Changes Everything


This Changes Everything is a great new Christian book for teenagers.

Quote from This Changes Everything:


“We're not like the other teenagers around us. We don't conform to stereotypes. We've actually become weird in the the eyes of our culture. Teen magazines were not written for us. Modern pop music is not composed for us. The latest TV lineup is not scripted for us. We're not your average teenagers anymore.What are we? We are free. Following Jesus means we don't have to live the way our culture tells us to.” ― Jaquelle Crowe