And a big welcome to these pages that present with great excitement, the wonderful
** Announcing. **
>> TIO (Thinking It Over) is a regular posting. Publishing duration is listed with each post. All TIO meditations are removed and no longer available on the site once the posting duration time has finished. Some that are developed into an article will be permanentely listed under the heading of "TIO Daily Meditations" in the main menu, top left side of every page.
>> Script jumble on page 2 of "Pastors and the Church Part 2" has been rectified.
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>> NEW Menu: Entitled "ASTRONOMICALLY SPIRITUAL"! On the right hand side underneath Pilgrims Progress. This menu is a list of allegory articles of spiritual truth typified in the glorious expanse of God's universe.
>> New Development of "Astronomically Spiritual" Menu!! Shaun has launched his own web site with the articles posted here plus MORE! Click here to go to the website called "Psalm Nineteen One.Info"
>> Attention: "The shadow of a Great Rock" has been re-posted.
>> New Article: Click here - The Truth about Jupiter!
>> The Heresy of Niceness.
This is a must see. The danger of being careful about Christian Image.
Click here for the video clip of Rebecca Pippert speaking on the Subject: "The Heresy of Niceness."
Ananias and Sapphira secretly indulged in carefulness about their Christian 'image'.
hey died in the presence ofthe transparent power of the Lord (because of their lie), in the midst of his resurrection empowered Church. [Acts 5:1-10.]
Because of Spirit dryness in the Church today, all Image judgment if not expedited here, will not fail the spot light at the finish line, and the process of rewards accounting on that day. No fake enters there.
Every believer that has a fierce struggle with sin and acknowledges such before the Lord in a genuine fight to win throughwth him, without the projection of false image will be perfected and "overcome at the last" [Genesis 49:19.] Praise the Lord!
Before tragic plane crash
He suffered deep depression in all the trauma of his disfigurement but the Lord wonderfully lifted him up like he did Job and gave him more than double the thrill in knowing Jesus than he had before.
He became aware that he was such a spectacle to people that walked past him in the street that they would scoot round the block to pass him again and have another look!
The message this dear man of God has brought to many traumatised people is beautifully illustrated in the video clip of his ministry in hospitals. A ministry of joyous hope to those who have suffered misfortune like him.
His triumphant message is also for all of us in facing the many throws of serious disapointments through life. In his own words ... "His grave is empty my friend" and this risen Saviour and Lord can make you (no matter what the devestation) HAPPY AGAIN!
Click Here: To go to his song and video clip - "You will be happy again".
>> Special TIO <<
Thrilled to present this substitute and different TIO (Thinking it over)
A video clip of the great grace of the Lord in Merrill Womach and also through him with much blessing to many.
He was flying his private plane which crashed and caused 3rd degree burns to his body and particularly his face.
"Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance."
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."
"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."
* THINKING IT OVER. *
Psalm 92:5 (KJV)
"O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep."
>> "My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19 ESV)
God has assumed the responsibility of a Father, and has taken up those responsibilities to meet them in and through His Son. The enlargement of that in Christian utterance is found in Philippians 4:19. This means Christ recognized, Christ known, God in Christ, and that on the ground of our utter separation unto Him. But note: it is God's gift. He says that it was not Moses that gave the manna in the wilderness, but His Father. Then it is not the result of man's labors, it is the issue of God's grace. Are you laboring for spiritual growth? How we have striven and strained to increase our spiritual measure and our spiritual stature. What a burden we have taken upon us in relation to the maintenance of our own spiritual life! We have almost assumed the whole responsibility for our spiritual life, and made it as though it depended upon our labors in prayer, our labors in the Word of God, our labors in the Lord's service, our effort, our stress.
||A great encouragement of the needed vision of the all sufficiency of Christ.
No one will think that we have made little of prayer or the Word. No one will think that we have said you must have no care whatever for your spiritual life, but there is such a difference between assuming responsibility for ourselves and recognizing that God has assumed that responsibility. And because God has assumed the responsibility we should cooperate with God. There is all the difference between trying to work for our justification, and working because we are justified; between trying to work for our perfection, and working because our perfection is secured in Christ. The difference is not merely technical, it is practical, and of immense value. Sometimes it is necessary for the Lord to say to us: "Look here, you are making far too much of your own praying, far too much of your own business in the Scriptures, you are unconsciously coming to think that everything depends upon how much and how fervently you pray." And then you go out and talk to other people about your prayer life as a kind of setting up against their own. You do not mean it, but the implication is that this is what accounts for your growth, and it is going to count for other people's growth. That must not be a cause but a result. 'The cause, the secret, the spring of everything is Myself, and sometimes you will just have to cease straining, and rest back in Me, in loving trust. Learn to do that a little more, and then you will pray better, and I shall be able to do something more!'
The Lord BLESS. He does the BEST.
The pause with fresh update material on site is due to the needed care of many things.
Periodic TIO meditations will continue as soon as possible. Apologies for not being able to continue these posts for the time being.
** The site is overdue for a complete face lift due to some difficult administrative problems. This will take place as soon as possible.
The Lord bless you as you continue to taste that the "Lord is gracious" and so as a result of that, then through the Word be able to "grow thereby". [1 Peter 2:1-3.]
Whenever you come to the Word, look to Jesus that you may taste something of his graciousness: For if that taste is wrong or not experienced, then whatever is derived from the Word of God will have a variable of being dry and lifeless, to being wrong and lacking grace. There will lack true spiritual growth and our savor will not "taste" right to others.
Paul in that vital meeting with the elders from the Church at Ephesus commended them to God and "the Word of his grace". [Acts 20:32.]
Click Here: David Phelps - "The End of the Beginning"
Click Here: The Heavens shall declare.
Click Here: Video song clip - "God on the Mountain".
Click Here: Michael W. Smith - I'll lead you home.
Click Here: The Gaither singers - "Four days Late".