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Friday afternoon has arrived in Lower Alabama.

John 5.

Yes, still in John 5.

And so I just have a note to share from verse 44.

 44 How can you trust? You’re busy collecting praise from each other, instead of seeking praise from God only.  source 

The LORD said this to lost people, religious people, but lost all the same.

I am thinking it helps me to judge myself with this verse, not as a lost one, but as an indicator, a guide of conduct as His Disciple.
To watch myself and see if I am seeking to please people or perhaps eyeing the praise of people and if I am, then I know I am not trusting GOD properly for affirmation, and guidance.
So, with this I can only say, Thank You, LORD, for this Word, and please forgive me and help me to remember this passage, always seeking You only in all things.

That’s it for this time. trust3

Love, Kathie 

Two Mountains

The following are just some notes I made subsequent to a sermon I heard on Sunday.
Is it okay to share them here with you?

Good.

In the shadow of Mt. Sinai is where sinners live. 

It is where GOD gave the law. His perfect law; the law that says we MUST keep it perfectly.
At Mt. Sinai GOD Is angry.
Don’t miss that.
He is Righteously furious with sinners but HE does not fly off the handle with His anger.
Instead, He points us to Calvary.
And there at Calvary, we can see what our sins did and what repentance will do – forgive us and transform us.

For sinners to be transformed into Saints we MUST preach both Mountains: Siani AND Calvary.
Without Siani, no one will ever Honestly turn to Calvary.
GOD knew that, and that is why HE gave us BOTH. 

We cannot, we must not disregard either.
If we disregard either one of them people will be eternally damned to the devil’s hell. 

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Trace His Steps that night and day,  all the way to Calvary.

After saying this, he was taken up before their eyes; and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 As they were staring into the sky after him, suddenly they saw two men dressed in white standing next to them. 11 The men said, “You Galileans! Why are you standing, staring into space? This Yeshua, who has been taken away from you into heaven, will come back to you in just the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”  Acts 1    source

Love, Kathie

Gifts that Stay

I’m still in John 5
Actually, I thought I was in 6, but nope, not yet.

And I’m here with you with verse 38. Yeshua is speaking to some Folks in the Temple Court. He has been conversing with them about John and apparently, some of them just want to argue. People have not changed in 2000 years. So He said this to them:

38 moreover, his word does not stay in you, because you don’t trust the one he sent.  source 

I took note of this and made notes.

I said what a really horrible state of being: The Word of GOD does not stay in you.

To me, that means you hear it but you do not retain it. You do not hold it dear. It is not a treasure to you. Nor is it a guide for your thinking or your doing.
(But it’s deeper. John 1:14 tells us JESUS HIMSELF is THE WORD. If we trust not JESUS and The Father who sent Him, we have not retained THE WORD of GOD within us, nor can we). 

And then I said: I don’t want this to be me!

And it isn’t and it shall not be — why?
Because I have been given the holy gift of trust! The holy gift of trusting JESUS.
I am speechless for these indescribable gifts – the gifts of conviction, repentance, and trust in JESUS The CHRIST.
Oh! may all my family, friends, and strangers receive these gifts!

Amen and amen!god-s-greatest-gift-postcard

Love, Kathie 

Good Night

It’s been 5 days since I posted here.
What have I been doing?  If I check my calendar, I might remember. 🙂

What about you? What have these 5 days been for you?

Have you known the comfort and help of The LORD?
Have you thanked Him?

Not enough?
That’s what I say too.

Never enough gratitude! But each day is a new day to rejoice, more and more.

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Love, Kathie 

What Time Is It?

Honestly, I’m just popping in to see what will show up on the page and to say hello.
I don’t like being away from this screen for many days.

Well, we are halfway through the month of January 2023.
How’s it going for you so far?
It seems the clock clockis speedily ticking to me.

I have a verse for us to ponder today.

35 By this all people will know that you are My disciples: if you have love for one another.”  John 13 source 

I’ve been thinking about this verse for some days. In context, who do you think JESUS was addressing when He said this?
The setting is the upper room the night He was arrested.
Who was in the room that night?
All people (sinners and saints) will know you are my disciples if you have love for one another. 
Who is one another?
I looked up the word LOVE as used in the Text. It’s agápē.

When the Body of Christ has agápē for each other, then the people of the world will know we are His Disciples.

What is agápē anyway? agápē    agapáō

The commands to the Body of Christ are to agápē one another and to proclaim the Gospel of The Kingdom of GOD to the world.
I’ve said it myself but I repent of saying it — we are not here to Share the Gospel.
You read that right. We are not here to SHARE the Gospel. We are here to PROCLAIM it.

Please compare the words: ShareProclaim 
Do you see a difference?

The CHURCH has some repenting to do.
And some agápē ing one another and some proclaiming to the world, to do.
Would you agree?

I didn’t expect this.

Love, Kathie