Disappointed? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Do you believe God?  That His Word is true?

Philippians 4:19
King James Version (KJV)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Is your need being supplied? 

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Who am I, O Lord? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Have you ever had occasion, to ask the Lord: “Who am I?” 

Moses asked that question when the Lord sent him to the Hebrews and Pharaoh.  Moses tried to change the Lords mind by reminding Him who he was.

I am just a shepard Lord, I don’t speak well, I am nobody, why would they listen to me?   I am not worthy, O Lord.  Send someone else.

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Hebrews 12:1
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Philippians 3:13-14
King James Version (KJV)
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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Are our hearts and ears open? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Deuteronomy 6:4-6
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

The Lord is calling us:  (We are Israel, today. His chosen.)
He has called us, to hear Him, To listen.  To use our ears for more than a hat rack.  To recognize and understand His voice. To do His will.

The Lord is telling us:
Open your hearts, receive His word, meditate, sing and pray His Word, His Commands, His Laws.  Keep them in our hearts.
Love the Lord with all your heart.  Become a love slave, yearn to learn of Him, to walk with Him, to do His work in His way, in His will and time.

Open our ears and hearts: 
Only then will we receive the mercy, grace and knowledge to fulfill His will.

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Proverbs: 18. 15.
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

O, Lord that we would be prudent and wise.

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Finding the perfect place: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

On most of the vehicles I have owned and driven, (45+ years worth), the heater adjustment has been a sliding lever, hot to the right and cold to the left.

They have all shared the same condition. 

It is impossible to adjust to a comfotable temperature.  It is either way too hot or chilling cool.

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You carefully bring the lever to the that area, the place, where you know, it will be the perfect temperature.  (The pleasant place, a place of rest, peace and comfort). 

Suddenly, it no longer slides freely. 

There is an area, a place on this sliding scale, (1/4″ long), that you have to muscle through.

It is impossible to put that lever in the spot you long to find.  You drive forever, too hot, too cold, too hot, too cold. 

There is no peace.  No rest.  No joy to be found.   It is a fact.  Accept it.  It is impossible to reside in, to live in, that perfect place. 

In my vehicles, that is my lot in life.  Not so in Christ.

A lot of us, seem to have the same problem, in our Christian walk.  Finding that perfect place, where we know God wants us, and will use us.

We long to reside in that place, but cannot find it.  We are either too hot, (trying too hard), or too cold, (not trying at all).   We do not understand how to muscle through to this perfect place.  That is because it is a secret place.

Psalm 91:1-3
King James Version (KJV)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

We can live in the secret place by Departing from evil.
Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Seeking the Lord:
Psalm 105:4
Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

If we seek Him we will find Him:
Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Quit seeking where you should be, what you should do, the things that you desire.

The secret of living in the secret place is:
Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

The secret of the secret place is:
The Lord will can use you, right where you are.
The Lord can use you, flaws and all.
The Lord loves us, even when we miss the mark.

Amen and Amen.

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                (My Dad and brothers work)
Seek the Lord.
James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 4:8
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

So simple and impossible to do.  Lord, please bring me to this place, where I seek only You.

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A sweet savour to the Lord: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

What makes a sweet savour (smell, aroma), to the Lord?  We find it mentioned 46 times in the Bible, most in the Old Testament.  All concerning burnt offerings.

The first offering was spontaneously made by Cain and Able.  (A freewill, giving back to the Lord).  Long before  the Priesthood, and formal offerings were  implemented.

It is interesting to note:
There is no mention that it was a burnt offering. 
Cain was the first to bring an offering, the fruit of the ground.  Followed by Able, with a perfect lamb.
The Lord rejected Cains offering but excepted Ables. 

Why?

I believe it was because Cain was proud of his accomplishments, the tilling, weeding, picking the best.  (Because of him, it was a good crop).

Where Able brought a perfect lamb, without spot or blemish, acknowledging the Lords perfect work.

After this Cain killed Able and left the presence of the Lord.   There was no sweet savour.

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I write unto you: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

In the book of 1 John, we find the writer, telling us 12 times why he wrote to us. 

I thought it might be interesting to find  out what he felt was so important.  He imparted several Truths of the Gospel.

1 John: 1. 4.
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

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Save me, O God; The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Assorted verses from Psalm 69,  the cry of my heart.

“Save me, O God;”
I love You, Lord.  I need You to deliver me from this body of sin and death.  My Natural Man, refuses to die. 

Do I know Why?   Yes, because I feed him in secret, he is a giant in my life.  I allow him to rule.

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Somethings must be given up: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

When Moses decided to see what was going on with the burning bush, He received a direct order from God.

Exodus 3:4-6
King James Version (KJV)
And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

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That they may see, and know: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

That they may see, and know

There is a reason the Lord hardened Pharaohs heart and did many signs, wonders and miracles.

There was a reason Jesus did so many signs, wonders snd miracles.  It is the same reason He said we would do the same and more.

THAT THEY MAY SEE:

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Isaiah 41:20
King James Version (KJV)
That they may see,
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7 Spirits of God:

The Spiritual – As if the mystery of God wasn’t deep enough, (the Trinity), He had to add that there are seven Spirits of “God”.  (The Deity or Trinity).

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To further complicate our understanding the word “God” in the Old Testament is from the Hebrew, Elohim and means “Creator, Supreme Ruler”, “Adoni”, also means “Supreme Ruler” (used for God or a  man who rules), and discribes The work and life of Jesus in the Old Testament.

In the New Testament the word “God” is from the Greek and means “Deity or Trinity”, and I believe discribes primarily the Father or Lord (Yahway or Jehovah) of the Old Testament, in the New.

Now the Father and Son and Spirit, are one, but with different Natures, Attributes and Characters, (explained in post, “Jesus in the Old Testament”). 

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the Lord preserved David: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

David defeated many Nations and the people became his servants.   And:

the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.”

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Why and how do I get to that place of preservation?

It is so simple….but incredibly hard for we humans.

We must:
first:  deny ourselves-defeat, destroy our natural man.
second:   submit ourselves to God, learn to love and obey Him.
third:   learn to pray, praise, sing and dance to and for the Lord.

If you can do these simple things, you would be well on your way to preservation.

You would also be a better man than I. 

I am naturally hard to get along with, impossible to correct and stubbornly stupid.

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BUT, I LOVE THE LORD AND KEEP TRYING.

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The Problem : The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

The Problem:
Misunderstanding the directions received.

A couple of weeks ago I bought some pansy’s for my piano planter.

Red, white and almost blue.

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I was very pleased.  The lady told me they would flower all winter if I snapped off the dead flowers.

Wonderful. ..easy…flowers all winter….color.  I  am excited.

Now the problem.

Not knowing any better,  I  snapped off the buds before they flowered.

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How dumb  is that?  You would think a grown man could see what hadn’t flowered from the flowers past.

Apparently not.

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I  don’t know if it was fatal but there is no color now. 

I  stopped the plants from flowering, meeting their potential.  From becoming a pleasant gift to all who came within sight.

Our ignorance of God’s plan and promises causes us to snap the flowering life out of on fire, young believers.

Our unbelieving, belief in God is our down fall. 

We don’t really believe the promises of God beyond Salvation.

Why?  Because so few really dig into the Spiritual.  

We educate ourselves physically,  but never really exercise  the Spiritual.

David was known as a man after Gods heart.  Why?

Read the Psalms, David knew long before Jesus, how to enter the Holy of Holies.

He spent time in Praise and Prayers,  a man who knew how to take responsibility for his errors.  

He knew how to repent and return to God.

We need to spend time the same way, in Praise and Prayer.

Finding our way into the presence of God.  Into the place of obedient peace, joy and power.

His Promises and Power are available to “whosoever” will seek His face.

“Whosoever will become a love slave.”

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Those who truly give their all to the Lord.

Will you?

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the things which we have seen and heard: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”  Acts 4:20

Peter and John in the Power of the Holy Spirit and in the Name of Jesus, had healed the lame man at the gate beautiful.

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            (Is anything to hard for Our God?)

By the Name of Jesus”

5,000 were added to the church because of this miracle.  Peter and John were commanded not to teach, preach or speak of Christ.  Their answer:

“But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.  For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”

Wouldn’t it be nice to see 5,000 added to the church at one time?  Or experiencing:  “the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

Most of our churches are seeing a decline in attendance….not an increase.  Why?

Has the Name of Jesus become of none effect?  We pray in Jesus Name, but few are touched.  (Yes, we see some miracles, but anything note worthy)?  Not really.

How dare I say this?

Look at the church, are any being added?
Do you see 5,000?   What is the problem?

There are hundreds of verses in the Word that tell us Jesus and His Disciples healed all maner of sickness, it even states they healed all that were sick.

We” tell folks not to bring their colds to church because others will be infected.  

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!      .

1 Corinthians 12:28
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”

Apostles, Prophets and Teachers we have plenty.  It is relatively easy to study the Word and share.  Especially if there is a spot light. (for some).

Even helps and governments are easy slots to fill….

1 Corinthians 12:30
Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?”

NO, NONE, NOBODY…”THOSE THINGS PASSED AWAY WITH THE APOSTLES.”

Why do we have the others then…everything should have passed if some have.

No, this kind comes by prayer and fasting.

It’s easy to talk, harder to walk, in the Power of the Holy Spirit. 

Too many say, “If God wants me to speak in tongues, interpret, or heal the sick, He will give me those gifts.”

HORSE FEATHERS!!!!!!!

You were saved because you asked Him to forgive you, to become Your Lord and Savior.

He doesn’t behave any differently with the Gifts of the Spirit.  We must ask if we expect to receive.

We must be trust worthy if we expect Him to trust us with His Power.  We are not. 

We don’t press into the Holy of Holies.  Seek Him and expect to receive the FAITH, to walk in His Grace.

When we fast and pray, do so just seeking more of Jesus in your life.  More Jesus in your charactor, actions, thoughts, speech.

We must become more like Jesus, crucify our old, (natural), man and let Jesus lead, guide and direct our lives.

At one point in my walk, I failed the trust worthy test.  I am determined to earn back that trust.

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Lord, let this old, broken down Holy Spirit dispenser, fulfill Your promise to Your church.

I will become a man the Lord can use in this world today as He used the Disciples in days if old.

Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.  Amen

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Behold, I am he whom ye seek: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

“Behold, I am he whom ye seek:  what is the cause wherefore ye are come?”

Who do you seek? 

Seeking Jesus, they were led to Peter, to  hear the Word.

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If the Lord sent seekers to you,  could you explain your faith? 

Lead them to Jesus?

1 Peter 3:15   
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Are we ready?

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The promise of “whosoever”: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

The promise of “whosoever”.

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John 3:15-17
King James Version (KJV)
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

An absolutely wonderful promise.  I have always loved that word, “whosoever”.  It means you and I and anyone, who accepts Him as Lord and Savior. 

We should not perish, but have eternal life.

Wonderful, except….(why “should”)?

Should:
used in auxiliary function to express what is probable or expected
(auxiliary:  adjective
: available to provide extra help, power, etc., when it is needed)  (Webster)

That should be, is a lot diferent from will be. Couple that with “might be saved”  and it should cause us to rethink what we know as truth.

John 3:16
The foundation of Evangelical belief.  (We act like it says will not perish and will be saved).

Does it mean what we have thought all this time?   That should and might, ought to make us realize that:

Jesus did the work, we can and should be saved from sin and death, but it is all up to us, to accept His sacrifice and walk in His Grace.   

It isn’t a given, what we (whosoever), do with that promise is the key.

Are you walking in the light? (The Spirit, the way,  the truth?  Have you put on His yoke?)

Are you living His new commandment?  Do we love one another?  Or just tolerate each other and their views?

If you look in your concordance for “whosoever”, we find most of the time it is used, it is speaking of those who sin, (miss the mark), do something they shouldn’t have.

Whosoever seems to usually end up dead.

What does this mean to me?  

We all have a shot at Salvation, it is available, it is promised, and it is a simple blessing to acquire.

We must learn to walk in it.  He died for us because He loves us.  We must love Him, by serving.

Colossians 4:5
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”

Walking with Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

Wide is the way and narrow is the gate…..that “should and might“….ought to make us think.

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We have the structure…(rituals, forms, traditions).  Do we allow the Spirit to lead?

Lord, help us to be open to Your guidance and love.  Help us to follow You through the narrow gate.

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thy words be true: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

2 Samuel 7
“28 And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:”

At this time the Ark of God was still residing in a tent.  David had wanted to build the Lord a house.

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The Lord would not allow it, but He promised to build David an everlasting house. (family). 

Jesus was born from the family line of David.

In Davids prayer of praise and thanksgiving we find verse 28.  David acknowledges who and what God will do.

“You are God, Your words are true, You have promised me good things….because I am Your Servant.”

Gods words are true, He is God, He has given us many wonderful promises. 

How many do we realize?   Not as many as He promised. 

Why?

David was a true servant of the Lord.  A love slave, who knew how to sing, pray, praise, honor and obey the Lord.

We are promised so much in the Word.  From the peace that passes understanding to joy unspeakable, full of glory.

From healing the sick to raising the dead.  From being the head, to receiving a crown. 

Blessings here on earth now, to our homes in heaven.

All these promises are true.  Are we true Servants, (love slaves), of the Lord?

We must learn to yearn to be His, desire to be holy, spotless, perfect in our love, if not our lives. 

Our old man refuses to stay dead,  we sin, we miss the mark, we disappoint each other and ourselves.

As long as we take responsibility for our actions and ask forgiveness, He is Faithful and just to both Forgive and Forget.

We are the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, as long as we remain under the covering of His blood.

Become a love slave.  Read, Meditate on all the Word of God.

Jesus freed us from the law, but not from the Blessings of Holiness, Trust, Obedience.

He didn’t relieve us the Blessings of Praise, Prayer or Fellowship with the the Lord.

He just made it more Personel, Easy, Fruitful.

Learn to sing the Word to the Lord, from the writings of Moses to John, there is plenty to sing, praise and pray.

Find the scriptures that speak to you today.  They are there for the Strength, Forgiveness, Hope, Direction, Comfort….whatever, whosoever (you and me), needs.

God is there.  His promises are true.  He has Goodness and Good things for those who are true Servants of His.

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Lord, help us to be love slaves of You.  Amen.

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But because the Lord loved you: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Deuteronomy 7:8a
But because the Lord loved you,” 

A simple truth.

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He sent His Son, not to condemn, but to save the world.

A simple truth.

We are called to share with a lost and dying world.

A simple truth.

Jesus and His love.

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And this I pray: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

I have wrtten about Epaphras before, but I believe we can learn alot by his example.

He is only mentioned 4 times, in the Word, 3 of which are in Colossians.  We find Paul singing his praise, so he must have had something on the ball.

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LORD taketh pleasure in his people:

Psalm: 149. 4.
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

The Lord taketh pleasure in His people:”

We don’t often think about the Lords pleasure, but being made in His image, it shouldn’t be hard to imagine.

Do we not take pleasure in our children?  Do they have to do something note worthy for us to delight in them?

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Not at all, seeing them joyful, carefree, excited gives us joy, knowing they are safe, healthy, happy.  

It is no different for God and His children.  Us.

Psalm 35:27
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”

Psalm 103:21
King James Version (KJV)
Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

Psalm 147:11
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

The Lord loves us and wants us to prosper, not just financialy, Spiritualy, phycicaly, emotionaly…..in all areas of our lives.

It pleased Him to send His Son.  That we might be His.

Isaiah 53:10
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.”

His pleasure is us…He would have us all be His.

Ezekiel 18:23
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

Ezekiel 18:32
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.”

God takes pleasure in us.  Are we full of His peace and joy?  Are we walking toward or with Him?

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Are we holding His hand, walking in the way we should go?  Give God pleasure, love Him, Praise Him, spend time with Him.