THE GOD OF JACOB IS OUR REFUGE

Psalm 48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever.

MacLaren Bible Commentary:

‘As we have heard so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God.’ Yes, brethren! God’s merciful manifestation for ourselves, as for those Israelitish people of old,

… if we mark the daily dealings of that loving Hand with us, we have every occasion to say, Thy loving-kindness of old lives still.

Still, as of old, the hosts of the Lord encamp round about them that fear Him to deliver them.

Still, as of old, the voice of guidance comes from between the cherubim.

Still, as of old, the pillar of cloud and fire moves before us.

Still, as of old, angels walk with men.

Still, as of old, His hand is stretched forth, to bless, to feed, to guard.

Nothing in the past of God’s dealings with men has passed away.

The eternal present embraces what we call the past, present, and future.

They that went before do not prevent us on whom the ends of the ages are come.

The table that was spread for them is as fully furnished for the latest guests.

The light, which was so magical and lustrous in the morning beauty, for us has not faded away into the light of common day.

The river which flowed in these past ages has not been drunk up by the thirsty sands.

The fire that once blazed so clear has not died down into grey ashes.

‘The God of Jacob is our refuge.’ ‘As we have heard so have we seen.’

Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

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SALVATION ARMY WORLD LEADER MEETS WITH POPE

The Salvation Army uniting with Rome, another unholy alliance! Do you feel the call for unbiblical unity is escalating? Do you ever get the feeling that there’s going to be greater persecution of truly born again Christians in the U.S. in the not too distant future? Persecution coming not only from the world, but also from within the professing Protestant/Evangelical church. All we need to do for this to happen is continue standing on Biblical truth while the “church” and world race towards unity. Are we ready to continue standing for the truth of God’s Word?

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Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

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THE ROSARY AND THE SEDUCTION OF EVANGELICALS

Excellent post at Lighthouse Trails…

Pope Francis/Vatican Launch eRosary to Help Bring About “World Peace

Excerpt… “with Christian leaders like Beth Moore and Rick Warren (who are followed by millions) doing their part to show the evangelical church that there is nothing seriously wrong with linking arms with Rome, maybe the eRosary will be attractive to evangelical young people as well. That is not as far fetched as it may sound to some…”

Not far fetched at all!  

I can think of two instances when Protestant women were lured into praying the rosary.

The first was at the former large non-denominational church we attended. My husband was in the lobby of the church where people often fellowshipped after or before a service. A woman we knew who attended the church told him that she had joined a Catholic Charismatic prayer group. My husband warned her. He said they’ll have you praying the rosary before long, The lady looked at him and said I feel sick. They already have me praying the rosary!

The second was at the nursing home where we held Sunday services for the residents. One Christian woman who grew up in the Evangelical church told us she had joined a Catholic prayer group at the nursing home. I warned her. I told her they would want to teach her the rosary. She said she was already learning it! As we spoke she told me that when she was young her mother warned her about Roman Catholicism. I think she may have had Catholic friends that were leading her astray. She told me her mother warned her to stay away. I told her your Mother’s prayers were heard because here I am in love to warn you again. 

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GRAVEYARD PASTOR

I was looking over some of my older posts today and found a post I wrote in 2007 about Mrs. Brown, a beautiful Christian woman that we met at the the Nursing Home.

Remembering Mrs. Brown…

Mrs. Brown, as we all called her, was a ray of sunshine at the nursing home. As we pass through this world with all it’s troubles, sometimes the Lord sends someone into our lives who is truly a blessing. Mrs. Brown was one of those persons.

In remembering her, a word that comes to mind is “kind”. Mrs. Brown was a kind woman. She surely was not afraid to speak truth, but she did it with kindness. She was a defender of “the faith” and a defender of those who preached “the faith”. She also “looked out” for the people around her, people like my mother. She was an encourager. Whenever we were with her, we always walked away encouraged. In site of her physical suffering, she encouraged us. She had a cheerfulness that was contagious. After you left Mrs. Brown’s company you felt good!

My husband and I looked forward to seeing her at the Christian services that we held at the nursing home, and if she couldn’t make it because she wasn’t feeling well she would be disappointed and we would be disappointed too. Happily that didn’t happen too often. During the services Mrs. Brown would always sit right next to my mother. She would fully participate in every service. She praised and called upon the name of Jesus with a loud voice during the worship. When my husband preached, Mrs. Brown would be our “amen corner”. She would often say to him while he was preaching “you take your time” which is a way of saying I like what you’re preaching because you are preaching truth. Then, after every sermon, she would publicly thank him for coming and giving everyone “meat to feast on during the week”, of course referring to the meat of God’s Word that she had just heard. She would tell him that he taught the Bible clearly and made it easy to understand. And it wasn’t just during services that she called upon the name of Jesus. One day, as I got on the elevator I heard someone calling Jesus, Jesus, and saw that it was Mrs. Brown. She was calling on her Lord for help because she had just come back from dialysis and wasn’t feeling well.

One day Mrs. Brown asked my husband if he could play the hymn “Peace In The Valley” on his guitar. He couldn’t, but over the next few weeks he learned it for her. Then, one day, we went up to her room with the guitar and played “Peace In the Valley” along with many other hymns. The three of us worshiped the Lord together right there in her room. You could truly sense the presence of the Lord that day. She told my husband that he was her “graveyard pastor” and that she wanted him to share the Word of God at her funeral service. An interesting and appropriate phrase I thought, considering we minister to many who are in their last days of life on this earth. Mrs. Brown died and went to be with the Lord just a few short weeks after that day and, as she requested, my husband did share God’s word at her “going home service”.

What else can I say but that we truly miss her, and things just “aren’t the same” without her. Even so I am joyful to know that Mrs. Brown is alive in heaven with the Lord, and that we will see her again one day.  Scripture tells us in Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. She has left this earth to go on ahead of us, gone to the promised land, where one day we will meet up with her again. Praise the Lord!

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

I wrote this poem about Mrs. Brown, a resident at the nursing home where my parents lived.  We held Sunday services there and she attended regularly.  We came to know and dearly love Mrs. Brown.  She called my husband her “graveyard pastor” and asked him to preach at her funeral.

POEM… GRAVEYARD PASTOR

She came to church, though wheelchair bound.

For service, dressed so fine.

And when the preacher, preached the Word,

She shouted “take your time.”

*

We looked for her, when Sunday came,

She loved her Jesus so.

This church we had, imagine that,

Was in a nursing home.

*

Old Mrs. Brown, one day she asked,

The preacher, play a song.

A song unknown, we had to learn,

But knew it before long.

*

Guitar in hand, we were prepared,

She heard her song, so dear.

Up in her room, we sang and praised,

and sensed that death was near.

*

My graveyard pastor, that you are,

My husband heard her say.

You preach the word, just like I’ve heard,

You do it every day.

*

A way with words she had, but yet,

You’d hardly see a frown.

A story told, that once she said,

“Time has slow walked me down.”

*

It wasn’t long, before she’d gone,

With love our hearts did swell.

And preach he did, when gathered all,

To say their last farewell.

*

So now the place, where she would sit,

Is empty, she’s not there.

But grateful are we to the Lord,

Her life we had to share.

*

This ministry to old and sick,

A gift from God to me.

The ministry from them to us,

Much greater, now I see.

*

Peace in the Valley’s melody,

That was upon her heart.

One last request from Mrs. Brown,

So glad we had a part.

Cathy White 2007 ©

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Vatican Defends Judas and Says Priests Should be Supportive During Assisted Suicides

I found this “Pulpit and Pen” post on “Apostasy Watch”.

Incredible!

Vatican Defends Judas and Says Priests Should be Supportive During Assisted Suicide

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