May God Direct Your Steps

May God light the path for you.  May the good Lord direct your steps and put you on the path he wants you to take. 

Psalm 32:8 (KJV),  “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”

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Whining Manipulatory Women

 “If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.” ←I was thinking about those words today.  God apparently used Samson’s desire to have a Philistine wife to allow Samson to get involved in a situation where he grew quite angry at the Philistines.  A man doesn’t usually want someone to get his wife to find out his secrets then share them with the enemy, does he?

The woman was threatened by the Philistines that she and her father’s home would be burned if she didn’t discover the answer to the riddle.  Those Philistines were willing to do anything to keep Samson from winning the bet.

The woman could have possibly handled things differently.  Samson could have followed the advice of his parents to choose another wife.  God had  a different plan in mind.

This is one of those times when I guess that the Word says “It was of the Lord. . . ” because God knew how to make all things work together for good.

God had declared that Samson would begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.  God used every circumstance and the desires Samson had to bring about this deliverance.

Evil people will plow with another man’s heifer.  People that don’t follow God will cheat and steal.  God knew the Philistines were ruthless people that didn’t play fair games.  The people of God had done evil in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.  In God’s time he sent forth a man named Samson to bring forth change.

Look at how the Scriptures say the woman manipulated Samson.  The woman wept before him for seven days saying things like, “You hate me. You don’t love me.”  She whined and complained until she wore him out with her whining.  Those other Philistines did Samson a favor when they worked with Samson’s woman to get what they wanted.  Samson may not have realized it at the time that he was being played but that immature woman was not the type of woman a man wants.  An example of a whining manipulatory man is not shown in this Bible story but I  am sure women don’t want a wimpering manipulating husband in their lives either. 

Judges 14 (KJV),  “And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the Lord, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.And he went down, and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well. And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.

And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told not them that he had taken the honey out of the carcase of the lion. So his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do. And it came to pass, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him.

 And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:

 But if ye cannot declare it me, then shall ye give me thirty sheets and thirty change of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy riddle, that we may hear it.

 And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said unto Samson’s wife, Entice thy husband, that he may declare unto us the riddle, lest we burn thee and thy father’s house with fire: have ye called us to take that we have? is it not so?

 And Samson’s wife wept before him, and said, Thou dost but hate me, and lovest me not: thou hast put forth a riddle unto the children of my people, and hast not told it me. And he said unto her, Behold, I have not told it my father nor my mother, and shall I tell it thee?

 And she wept before him the seven days, while their feast lasted: and it came to pass on the seventh day, that he told her, because she lay sore upon him: and she told the riddle to the children of her people.

 And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? and he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.

 And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father’s house.

 But Samson’s wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.”

Give God Praise

Praise God for the great things he has done.

He turns sorrow into joy.  He heals us and sets us free from sin.

Rejoice in the Lord!   Be happy!  

The Lord God is with you.  He will not fail you or forsake you. 

If you are happy and know it say amen 2015

 

 

 

Worship The Lord

“When I’m lifting my voice to the Lord to worship His name His peace comes upon me. It’s as though I get to spend time absorbing the presence of the Lord.” ~ Elizabeth Evans Wolfe

Worshiping the Lord brings me peace EEW 2015

Do Not Be Bound With An Unbeliever

2 Corinthians 6:14-17  (KJV), Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”

I have met numerous people that say it’s okay to date someone that is not walking with the Lord because you may just convert them over to Christianity then you can marry them. It doesn’t work that way. I have rarely heard of positive repots when a bonafide Christian marries a new convert.
 
I have heard of parents that claim to be Christians that will teach their children that it’s okay to date a non believer because maybe they can help the unbeliever get saved.  Those same type of people may tell their children it’s okay to live in sin, too.   It’s unfortunate that our society has accepted these unholy practices.  Living with someone before you marry them is not God’s way of doing things.   
 
Be aware of the fact that the enemy of God’s people will plant wolves in sheep clothing near a Christian to entice them and seduce them when possible.  Take time to make sure the people who claim to be Christians are truly Christians that are sold out for Christ before you enter into a serious relationship with them. 
 
Warning:  The devil wants God’s people to disobey God so they will miss out on the full blessings that come from God.
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TRUTH

Pray for the people involved in ministry that wink at sin. Everyone knows it’s wrong to tell lies. Why are people involved in the ministry acting like it’s acceptable to tell lies? Let’s pray the true ministers of God will stand up for what is right and what is true. Many who call themselves ministers are having their evil deeds exposed. I am sure God is not pleased with ministers who let lies come out of their mouths.

Would you be comfortable going to a church where lies are spoken? Those who tell lies are following the devil. Anyone who does not abide in the truth is following the devil.

2 Timothy 4:2-4 (KJV),
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

Ephesians 4:14-15 (KJV),
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”

John 8:44 (KJV),
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

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“You’re not walking the walk if you’re only talking the talk. Walking on the straight and narrow path means you are no longer following your own selfish desires.” ~ Thoughts shared by Elizabeth Evans Wolfe

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Please Pray For The Persecuted Church

Have you made a decision to accept Jesus Christ into your heart?

Have you realized that you need to repent of your sins?

Repent and believe so that you may be saved.  The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Call on the Lord asking for forgiveness for your sins before it’s too late. 

Sitting in a church pew won’t save your soul.  You can be saved by the grace of God.  Believers will confess their sins and confess with their  mouth that they  believe Jesus died on the cross for their sins.    God also raised Jesus from the dead.  Jesus sits at the right hand of God. 

One day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Pray for those who are persecuted because they confess that they believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Christianity is not for wimps. 

 

pray for those persecuted for their faith in Jesus

The Bible Is The Infallible Word Of God

Timothy 3:16 (KJV),

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

God’s Word is relevant yesterday, today, and forever.

 

The Bible is the Word of God