March 22, 2018 By:
Yeah, I am one of those guys. I like to give gifts that are unique. Sometimes this is difficult, after all, finding those “special” gifts is normally quite a safari. When it comes to my wife, I try to get as unique as possible. Sometimes I fail to realize that not everyone sees things the same way. An example may be in order. For one of our anniversaries, (I fail to remember which one), I thought a ring would be nice. I didn’t have much money then, so this was quite a challenge. After a long hard search, I found one. It was bronze, and had an engraving of a hand clasping another hand on it. Perfect. The kicker was that it was 2,000 years old. Believe it or not, it was not actually one of a kind. Apparently many rings with this theme on it were made at that time, a few are still available today if you look hard enough. But it was individually made, so just the theme was generic. It seems these were popular with the Roman soldiers, and the clasped hands were symbols of marriage or engagement. Before battle, the soldier would hide all his valuables in a hole in the ground. After the battle, he would return to pick them up. Apparently our hapless soldier did not return to get his ring. So for our anniversary I gave my wife the wedding ring of a dead Roman soldier, (that was way too small to wear). Well, I think it’s the thought that counts.

March 16, 2018 By:
YOU ARE AMAZING GOD BREAD 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (NIV) 25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. 27 But you remain the same, and your years will never end. Psalm 102:25-27 (NIV) 9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. 10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. Isaiah 46:9-10 (NIV) 6 A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. 7 The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:6-8 (NIV) 12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? 13 Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor? 14 Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding? Isaiah 40:12-14 (NIV) 25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. 26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. 27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”? 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:25-31 (NIV) 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? Genesis 18:14 (NIV) 17 “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV) 33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:33-36 (NIV) 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. John 3:16-18 (NIV) BUTTER “From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea Creation revealing Your majesty From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring Every creature unique in the song that it sings All exclaiming: Indescribable, uncontainable, You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name. You are amazing God All powerful, untameable, Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim You are amazing God. Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night None can fathom: Indescribable, uncontainable, You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name. You are amazing God All powerful, untameable, Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim You are amazing God You are amazing God. You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same. You are amazing God. You are amazing God.” Chris Tomlin - Laura Story “Wherefore it follows that God created the whole world for the manifestation of his love and goodness to the rational part of the world. Therefore there will doubtless be a time wherein God will fully manifest his love to good men, to those that answer the end of their creation. But reason tells us that they that fully enjoy the love of God must be exceeding happy beyond compare: for how happy are men sometimes in the love one of another. How much more happy, then, must they necessarily be in the enjoyment of the love of him who is infinitely greater, better and more excellent than any creature.” Jonathan Edwards “Amazing love! How can it be, that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?” Charles Wesley “‘On whom dost thou trust?’ We can answer boldly, ‘We trust in him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never cease, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never be sullied, whose wisdom will never be nonplussed, and whose perfect goodness never can know a diminution.’” Charles H. Spurgeon “I love Him because He first loved me. His goodness and mercy and compassion to me are new every day. And my assurance is lodged in these aspects of His character. My trust is in His love for me as His own. My serenity has as its basis an implicit, unshakable reliance on His ability to do the right thing, the best thing in any given situation. This to me is the supreme portrait of my Shepherd. Continually there flows out to me His goodness and His mercy, which even though I do not deserve them, come unremittingly from their source of supply – His own great heart of love.” Phillip Keller “Immortal, invisible, God only wise, In light inaccessible hid from our eyes, Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise. Unresting, unhasting and silent as light, Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might; Thy justice like mountains high soaring above Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.” Walter C. Smith “The most brilliant way to live is to always look for the light.” Ann Voskamp “God hath in Himself all power to defend you, all wisdom to direct you, all mercy to pardon you, all grace to enrich you, all righteousness to clothe you, all goodness to supply you, and all happiness to crown you.” Thomas Brooks “God is all that is good…and the goodness that everything has is His.” Julian of Norwich “And if you don’t lie prostrate on the ground before that cross, you have never seen it: if you are not humbled in the presence of Jesus, you don’t know Him. You were so lost that nothing could save you but the sacrifice of God’s only begotten. Think of that, and as Jesus lowered Himself for you, bow yourself in lowliness at His feet. A sense of Christ’s amazing love to us has a greater tendency to humble us than even the conscious awareness of our own guilt……Pride cannot live beneath the cross.” Charles H. Spurgeon “What do I need more than His love and what do I want more than His will and when I am my own master, don’t I have a fool for a master?” Ann Voskamp “May the Extravagant Love of our Father, the Amazing Grace of our Lord, and the Intimate Friendship of the Holy Spirit be ours today and forever.” Beth Koostra HEART SAVOR I serve an amazing God. 9 However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”-- 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV) God is the true lover of my soul. May His extravagant love continually overwhelm me. By:Beth Yoe

March 8, 2018 By:
Flood Objections 2 Questions and Answers about Noah and the Flood. The Flood tradition has been almost universally denounced and mocked, but rarely has there been a rational discussion of the perceived problems and solutions. Here we will look at a few of the major ones, with a bit of explanation based on our own knowledge and what has been written in many ancient books, including the Bible. (The objections have been taken from various websites on the net, they are reproduced here under “fair use”.) Objection : What about the water? One of our readers (docbill) told us about this website: All Water On Earth As Sphere Compared To Size Of Earth. Enough water to cover the entire Earth to the height of the tallest mountains would require a much larger sphere of liquid. Where did that extra water come from, and more importantly — where did it go? [sensuouscurmidgeon .com] This is a fair question. “Science” repeatedly tells us that if all the water vapor on Earth up to 40 miles into the atmosphere were to suddenly condense out as rain, the seas would barely rise one inch. This sounds pretty bad until we actually read (and understand) the account given in Genesis. Rain was not the primary driver of the flood. It is mentioned as occurring, but it was not the cause, it was likely only an effect of other changes happening. The Bible mentions that “the foundations of the deep were opened”. Many believe this means that undersea springs broke forth, or a previously hidden underground reservoir of water erupted to the surface. Since pressures at the bottom of the sea are so intense, this is unlikely. Lets look at the words. A foundation is what something is built on. In this case, the seafloor. So the seafloor was “opened”. Exactly what happens at the “mid-atlantic ridge”. At this location, which runs north and south in the center of the entire Atlantic ocean, the seafloor “splits” and separates, pushing continents both east and west. Sudden movements along this ridge cause tsunamis, such as the one that overwhelmed Fukashima. Let’s see what the ancient Hebrew says. “2 v11 Six hundred years from the event of Nakha's birth, amid the second time of the new moon, on the seventeenth day for the time of the new moon, during that day previously mentioned, the oceans increased therefore to cleave away everything in sight. And the skies began to multiply so to release a torrential down pour.” So we see that the water came from the oceans. But How? If the water was not added to the seas, and the rain only added an inch, where did the water come from to cover the entire Earth? Again, the answer lies in the ancient Hebrew. The early Bible translators had no idea what this meant, as a result, they ignored the cause. “3 v2 And so the ocean compressed everything to see, and the celestials began to multiply continuously and so all the deluge began from the celestials.” The ocean overflowed its bounds and “compressed” what was left of the land (the land area above water was getting smaller). The key however, is in the next bit. Earlier, in the first scroll, we read that the Sun, Moon and Stars were called the “locators”, because their purpose was to serve as time-location markers in space (a calendar). So when we see the word “celestials” used, and not the word for “locators”, these are stars that are NOT used for timekeeping purposes, these are “wandering stars”, what the ancients called comets and meteors. This verse is telling us the cause of the deluge was caused by a meteor storm or comets. This makes perfect sense, as we will see. An approaching body passing near the Earth has a gravitational field, just like the Moon does. The Moon causes the ocean tides as it orbits the planet. Passing comets would do the same. The closer they are to Earth, the greater the gravitational pull. These would draw the oceans upward onto the land, creating a gravitational tsunami. (This same visitor was probably used by God several hundred years later when Moses needed to cross the Red Sea. The water was “drawn away” and “piled up like mountains”.) The ancient records also record the name of this visitor, which after Babel was going by many different names. In the Book of Job it is called Mazzaroth, the Assyrians called it Tiamat, Ancient Greece called it Typhon, it is the origin of our word “typhoon”, (for the same reason). We know the flood of Noah was a tsunami because the ark floated INLAND and UPHILL. This only happens in a tsunami, it does not happen with any other kind of flood as these run towards the ocean and downhill. Now we see how the water could overtop the mountains, and we have answered another question in the process, “where did the water go?”. Obviously it eventually drained back into the oceans, but only after the gravitational attraction of the “visitors” was broken. The flood could have washed over the entire world this way, just not all at once. We must remember though, this was before the “Babel Incident”, and civilization was most likely concentrated in the area where Noah was from. It would not be necessary to cover the entire planet, only where life was concentrated, however evidence from fossils appears to show that the waters washed over the entire planet enough times to kill all lifeforms. A good idea of the speed of this inundation can be seen by watching the video of the Fukashima tsunami. It takes quite awhile to rise to the point where it overflows the banks of the river, and then it slowly but steadily continues to rise. Floods tend to be sudden and catastrophic, the tsunami works at a slower pace. So we are actually told the cause of the flood, and it is the only cause that answers the question regarding the draining of the water as well. There is no need here to imagine that maybe the Earth was flat with no mountains yet, nor postulate undersea springs or reservoirs, nor imagine that the water froze into the ice sheets. The answer is simple, and has been here all along, we just needed to read the Hebrew. Blessings, Rev. Hog

March 5, 2018 By:
Questions and Answers about Noah and the Flood. The Flood tradition has been almost universally denounced and mocked, but rarely has there been a rational discussion of the perceived problems and solutions. Here we will look at a few of the major ones, with a bit of explanation based on our own knowledge and what has been written in many ancient books, including the Bible. (The objections have been taken from various websites on the net, they are reproduced here under “fair use”.) Objection 1: Why has Noah been forgotten? Except for those cultures that have been exposed to the tale of the Ark as found in the Old Testament, no other people on Earth remember the name of Noah — the father of us all. It is absurd in the greatest degree to think that nations which routinely preserve the names of their great kings, warriors, and heroes, have somehow forgotten about Noah, to the point where they don’t even remember his name or the fact that he once existed. ( My answer: (March 2018) The “Flood tradition” is known to over 256 separate cultures far removed from those “exposed to the tale of the Ark”, such as the ancient Mayans and the Plains Indians. The actual “name” of Noah is not universal due to two major reasons. The first being that “Noah” was not his name, but an appellation given to him by his father Lamech. We are not told what his “birth”name was, but we are told that in a predictive sense, Lamech called him “Nakha” (Noah) meaning “[now at] rest”, meaning that after his work was done, he would spend the rest of his life “resting”. We tend to forget that immediately following the description of the flood in Genesis comes the “Babel Incident”, and the dispersion of the peoples and introduction of different languages. Interestingly, the Mayans also have a tradition of a time when “all the Earth spoke the same language”, before their ancestors arrived on the shores of South America. As a result, the name of Noah (which was not his name), has been translated into innumerable languages. The evidence of this still exists in the majority of these worldwide legends of the flood, since they also mention “8 people” saved from the flood, in a boat, with the animals. This could only refer to the same source, if each of these legends were created separately, there is little chance that all those items would be exactly similar. His name in the Gilgamesh epic is Utnapishtim. See the following examples. Plains Indians: "Doctor Beatty says, that an Indian in Ohio informed, that one of their traditions was, "Once the waters had overflowed all the land, and drowned all the people then living, except a few, who made a great canoe and were saved."  (The Wonders of Nature and Providence Josiah Priest p. 313)   Ancient Peru:  "The Peruvians were acquainted with the Deluge, and believed that the rainbow was the sign that the earth would not again be destroyed by water.  This is plain from the speech which Mango Capac, the reputed founder of the Peruvian empire, addressed to his companions on beholding the rainbow rising from a hill; which is thus recorded by Balboa in the ninth chapter of the third part of his 'Miscellanca Antarctica' "Mango Capac exclaimed to his companions, 'This is a propitious sign that the world will not be again destroyed by water…'"   (Antiquities of Mexico, by Lord Edward Kinsborough, Vol. 8 p. 25) Native Americans:  "The Chiapanese have been the first peoplers of the New World, if we give credit to their traditions. They say that Votan, the grandson of that respectable old man who built the great ark to save himself and family: from the deluge, and one of those who undertook the building of that lofty edifice which was to reach heaven, went, by express command of the Lord, to people that land."  (The History of Mexico, By Abbé Francesco Saverio Clavigero V. 1)  Aztecs: " old man having forseen the deluge, [flood], ...built a large canoe...he sent out a ravin..."   "The Mexicans, [Aztecs or Mayas], used to call Noah Coxox,...Teocipactli [or] Tezpi...they use to say that there was once a great deluge, [flood], and that Tezpi, [Noah], in order to save himself from being drowned, embarked in a ship formed like an ark, with his wife, his children and many different animals..."   (The History of Mexico, By Abbé Francesco Saverio Clavigero V. 3, pages 94 & 95)   Mayan: “…marked with the same [Maya] hieroglyphic of One Flint, the human race suffered a horrible calamity from excessive rains, accompanied with thunder and lighting, which deluged the whole earth, the highest mountains being covered with water caxtolmalictli, which signifies fifteen cubits and that only eight persons excepted from this general calamity in a tlapthipetlacalli, which signifies a house resembling a closed ark, which they represent in their paintings as a little bark with an awning above, over which are eight heads, which are placed there to denote that  from these eight persons the world came re-peopled."    (Antiquities of Mexico, by Lord Edward Kingsborough, Vol. 8 p. 25) Here we see that in the “new world”, cultures far removed from Europe had virtually identical recollections of the flood with many of the same elements. Note that each element added increases the odds of the probability. The odds of the story being about “8 people”. The odds of the “15 cubits” over the highest mountains. The odds of the hero of the story saving the animals. Each occurrence of a similarity drives up the odds exponentially. These are only samples, there are cultures even farther removed, cultures from the Inuit, from Australia, from the Polynesian Islands, all with the same story. Statistically, this is significant because the odds of coincidence are virtually eliminated. This story did survive. And the name of Noah, whatever they thought it was, also survived. We simply no longer recognize it.

March 4, 2018 By:
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March 3, 2018 By:
Good Morning! Today we will continue to explore the topic of “Faith” which we started with the post entitled “Jesus had this gripe about Humans” of two weeks ago (scroll down to read that first if you missed it). This morning I would like to explore this verse which many of you know by heart, “...Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen...”[Heb 11:1] [KJV] Again we are faced with some translation problems which are evident in every version I have. This was originally written in Hebrew, then translated to Greek, then Latin, so cultural meanings and concepts have changed dramatically in the process. This big problem revolves around the word “hopes”. Spanish, which is derived from the Latin roots uses the word “esperanza”, from the Latin word “sperare”, which is loosely translated “to hope for”. So what’s the issue? In our time the meaning of “to hope for” implies a high degree of uncertainty. “I hope I pass this test.” “I hope it will not rain tomorrow.” “I hope to get married someday.” In actuality, the original meaning meant more along the lines of “to anticipate”. Anticipation is the waiting for something you know will occur. No uncertainty about the event, only uncertainty about the timing. This could be reworded to say, “Now faith is the substance of things anticipated...” which would be the correct meaning. Confirmation of this interpretation is provided in the second half of the verse. You cannot have “evidence of things unseen” if there is uncertainty that they exist. You can anticipate the unveiling of things “unseen” because you have evidence for them. I cannot see air, yet there is abundant evidence that it exists. I am not “uncertain” about the existence of air. I do not “hope” air exists. I “know” it exists because of the evidence. We are told to pray about things anticipated. God will then reveal “great and hidden things” to us [Jer. 33:3]. We are to pray repeatedly, waiting in an answer. We “anticipate” an answer. We have faith he will answer. So lets take a closer look at “faith”. What is it? Does everyone have it? How much? We say someone has “no faith”, people profess to have “no faith”. Did they ever have any faith? Picture a small child, say a toddler. Pick them up and swing them around and they will laugh and be happy. They are not afraid. They have complete faith in you. But if you ever dropped them accidentally (it happens), what happens to this faith? They no longer trust you to maintain a hold on them do they? They have “lost faith” in you. They had complete and total faith in you, but after suffering a fall, no more faith. So we see you can have faith, and you can lose faith. Is there anything else? Size of faith. Faith can be small or large. We saw this with the examples I gave in the last segment. Jesus was amazed at the size of the Centurions faith, greater than “all of Judea”. But is this “growable”? Can one nurture faith? We touched a bit on this last time also. You can practice strengthening and growing your faith. It takes effort to do so, and I have not heard any lectures on how to do it from the pulpit. They talk about it being “belief”, but “belief” doesn’t grow. Belief is different from faith. You can believe, or not believe, but there is no middle ground. There is no small belief or great belief. It is the same with “trust”. All words I have heard in numerous sermons on “faith”, but never with any analysis or they would simply come to the same conclusions we have. Faith is different. We may not have a concept to describe it properly, but we can dissect some meanings from it. Faith can be exercised. It is done by action. It is done in the mind where nonmaterial immortal thoughts are converted to physical reality. Thoughts cannot really exist. They are timeless, they are not energy, they are not physical. They are not made up of a single atom. They are not from our dimension. Our gift from God, as humans, is to be able to take these non-existent ideas and convert them into things. Houses, cars, technology, electricity, everything began as a thought and was converted to reality. Faith is very similar. It is a thought. It can be converted to reality through action. I remember the first time I tried this. It was 1978. Three weeks before Christmas and we could not afford a Christmas tree. Times were tough, the gas shortage was still on, the economy was bad, I was working only three days a week. I decided that the Lord would provide a tree. I put it out of my mind. The week before Christmas, someone drove into the church yard with a tree tied on the roof. They had an “extra”, would we want it? In all things give thanks. It is not just humans who have this gift, we are, after all, the “image” of God. Looks at what the verse immediately following the faith verse says. Hebrews 11:3 - “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” This confirms the original Hebrew translation at ,” v1 Amid the forefront to produce to begin [note 3]. v2.Originators, to join the celestials and to join the (planet) Earth.” The word “forefront” contains this note - 1. The Hebrew glyph set reads : b amid , Xar to envision , y t to dwell. Where what you see in your mind the forefront.. This also fits all of the other appearances of this word. What both verses say is that God “envisioned” the world into existence. There was no magic staff, no spell, no super blast finger blowing the universe into existence, just a thought. Gods thought. Strangely, there are physical laws, in the realm of quantum mechanics, that explain how this works. It is complicated, so I will not go into this here, but it explains the process by which humans turn thought into reality, actually crossing dimensions to do it. Not that humans are God. I do not subscribe to that, after all, that is precisely what Satan promised Eve. We know how that worked out. But humans are in the “image” of God, and we have abilities that we have not begun to realize. Growing and practicing Faith is one of them. We will wrap this up next time, and then I will combine the Faith series into one post on the main website. We will also get back to the “End of the world” series as we left off in the fifth world, and there are two to go for a total of SEVEN worlds. Coincidence? Probably not. In the meantime, until we meet again, may God bestow great and hidden things on you. Rev. Hog

February 27, 2018 By:
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February 20, 2018 By:
HE CARES FOR YOU BREAD 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) 22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22 (NIV) 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV) 26 “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. 27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ‘Destroy him!’” Deuteronomy 33:26-27 (NIV) 9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9-10 (NIV) 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV) 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8 (NIV) 31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39 (NIV) BUTTER “‘The supreme happiness of life,’ Victor Hugo said, ‘is the conviction that we are loved’…. Unfortunately, many people go through life feeling unloved – and unlovable…No matter the reason, your feelings aren’t telling you the truth! God loves you, and if you begin to see yourself the way God sees you, your attitudes will begin to change. If He didn’t love you, would Christ have been willing to die for you? But He did! The Bible says, ‘By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us’ (1 John 3:16). God loves you. Hammer that truth into your head and mind every day. It will make all the difference.” Billy Graham “God loves you as though you are the only person in the world, and He loves everyone the way He loves you.” Augustine “The fact of Jesus’ coming is the final and unanswerable proof that God cares.” William Barclay “We are so preciously loved by God that we cannot even comprehend it. No created being can ever know how much and how sweetly and tenderly God loves them.” Julian of Norwich “God, the eternal God, is our support at all times, especially when we are sinking into deep trouble. There are seasons when we sink quite low…Dear child of God, even when you are at your lowest, underneath are the everlasting arms.” Charles H. Spurgeon “Our strength is discovered in our dependency upon the One Who spoke the world into being and Who loves us with an everlasting love. It is His all sufficient power and not our weak strength we are to lean upon. The horse is made ready for battle but victory rests with the Lord.” BHY “‘He is my refuge and my fortress’ (Psalm 91:2). A refuge is a place safely out of harm’s way. A fortress is a fortified building that is virtually impenetrable by conventional means. Martin Luther wrote a wonderful hymn that says, ‘A mighty fortress is our God; a bulwark never failing. Our helper He amidst the flood; of mortal ills prevailing.’ What a statement about the magnificent power and protection of God! Does God care for you and me? Can we turn to Him in trust and faith when troubles and temptations threaten to overwhelm us? Yes – a thousand times yes! What greater proof do we need than that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place?” Billy Graham “Savior like a shepherd lead us; much we need Thy tender care.” Dorothy A. Thrupp “God never strikes except for motives of love, and never takes away but in order to give.” Francois Fenelon “However devoted you are to God, you may be sure that He is immeasurably more devoted to you.” Meister Eckhart “When we have exhausted our store of endurance, When our strength has failed ere the day is half done, When we reach the end of our hoarded resources, Our Father’s full giving is only begun. His love has no limit; His grace has no measure. His pow’r has no boundary known unto men; For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again!” Annie Johnson “Everything comes from love….God does nothing without this goal in mind.” Catherine of Siena “We can wait in eager expectation rather than wringing our hands in worry as God has promised to cause all things to work together for our good and we can trust Him in any and every circumstance. He is ever faithful to His promises and loving towards all He has made. He loves us with an everlasting love and His eye is ever on us. He was faithful in the past, He is faithful today and He will be faithful tomorrow. What a gracious and loving God we serve. BHY HEART SAVOR God loves us with an everlasting love and even rejoices over us with singing. There is none like God. He is so totally other. I can cast my cares on Him because He cares for me. By: Beth Yoe

February 15, 2018 By:
(Feb 14, 2016) Todays message – short and to the point. “... The wise man shows his wisdom in separation, in gradation,and his scale of creatures and of merits as wide as creation...” ...Emerson Today we hear “Why can't we all just get along” and “We all worship the same God” everywhere we look. There is a worldwide attempt at unity, at the “brotherhood of man”, we are all sharing the same planet. What goes along with this is the idea that we all share the same hopes, desires and dreams, of peace, of living life freely, and that we all want the same thing, to live together socially and peacefully in harmony. The Bible, from the very beginning, attempts to show the hopelessness of this widespread belief, common to man for millenia. It points out that we are all cursed, forever, without any hope of “self-saving”. Our hope resides in the being that exists outside this curse we have brought upon ourselves. “God” is timeless and omniscient, not of this world, but a creator of worlds. To relate to us is not possible in our cursed state, since we forfeited that arrangement at the dawn of time. God chose to assume the qualities of mankind in order to be able to relate to man on our own level, so we were sent God in disguise, whom we called Jesus. His teachings, and those of the prophets of old, as well as the prophets to come later, made it clear that man could not live together in harmony as long as power, lust and greed were the driving factors of his instincts. To change this, mans own internal instincts must be changed, hence the “born-again” metaphor so overused (and largely meaningless) today. A rearrangement of the natural instincts must be accomplished first, done by voluntary submission to a interdimensional power we quaintly call the “Holy Spirit”, another outdated term meant to describe a “force for good”, spirit in this sense meaning an indwelling “force”, not accessible on our own. “The force be with you” is a better description these days of the meaning behind the ancient terms. Accessing the “force” is possible to everyone, but not all choose to accept it, in fact most people do not. Instead, this planet is populated with humans that choose power or wealth, or indeed, both, rather than choosing 'goodness'. After all, no one became rich and powerful by 'being good'. Man will never “get along” with others, because intrinsically the wrong force is at work. The “Dark Side” rules this planet. Unlike the movies, the Jedi here have no chance of changing this. Instead we await a new world, after the culmination of the effects of the old, which are described in detail in Revelation. Our job is simple. Recruit more Jedi.

February 10, 2018 By:
Sharpen that Sword! (Feb 10, 2018) Another aside on our path to enlightenment… As we have seen in our studies of the 3rd Scroll (Genesis 5:1 to 6:8), Nakhash won the Earth and all of creation through deception. As a result, humankind was bound to serve Nakhash, not God, the Creator. It is no coincidence that the devil is known as “The Father of Lies”. He is the Patriarch of the Nakhash, the first to deceive. Paul reminds us of this, (Ephesians 6:12 King James Version - KJV) “...12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places...” We wrestle against the “rulers of the darkness of this world”, the Nakhash. It is our turn to be revolutionaries. Our turn to rebel against the powers that rule this world. These powers rule countries and kingdoms, they rule cultures and politics, they rule over every aspect of life on Earth. They rewrite history, they still deceive, it is the stock and trade of the Nakhash. For example: How many of you were told or learned in school that the fanatical Christians burned the library at Alexandria because the books were “heretical”? If you paid any attention in history class at all, I am sure this was well covered. For example: I was reading “Forbidden History”, by J. Douglas Kenyon recently, and I ran across this statement on page 154. “… more probably, the [Kircher] map’s first home was the Great Library at Alexandria, from which numerous books and references to Atlantis were lost, along with another million-plus volumes, when the institution was burned by religious fanatics...” Except that it is simply not true. Kenyon here is repeating the “scientific worlds” assertion that Christian mobs burned the library. Actually he is repeating the lie of the Nakhash. Of course the burning of Rome under emperor Nero was assigned to the Christians as well. However the truth in the case of the Library burning is well known. “...Despite the widespread modern myth that the library was "burned" once and cataclysmically destroyed, the library actually declined gradually over the course of roughly 800 years, starting with the purging of intellectuals from Alexandria in 145 BC during the reign of Ptolemy VIII Physcon, which resulted in Aristarchus of Samothrace, the last recorded head librarian, resigning from his position and exiling himself to Cyprus. The library was accidentally burned by Julius Caesar during his civil war in 48 BC, but it is unclear how much of the library was actually destroyed and it may have been rebuilt shortly thereafter….” (wikipedia). So how is it that these lies continue to be taught in our schools and accepted as “mainstream science”? It takes powerful forces to maintain a lie in the face of the truth. The purpose, of course is to discredit and ostracize Christians. Even more, the end game is to exterminate Christians, this is just a step along the way. We are under attack. There is a fight to the death under way. Currently it is through “association”, just as it has been in those examples. The destruction of the library and the worlds knowledge is “associated” with Christians. The burning of Rome is “associated” with Christians. Association is a powerful law. Lets look at how it works. (a + b) + c = answer (truth) a + (b + c) = answer (truth) No matter how the “inputs” (the left side) are grouped, they still always equal the ANSWER. This is known as the “Associative Law of Addition”. Each element (a, b, or c) represents a “value”. Here the value is numeric, since we are dealing with mathematics. But there is another use for this law. Suppose each “value” represents a “value”, that is, “a belief we hold to be true”. We could say that “water” plus “oxygen”, plus “temperate conditions” EQUALS “a good environment for life”. No matter how we rearrange the values on the left side of the EQUALS, the answer is TRUE. Now the scary part. Our own government is using this formula against people, and more specifically, against Christians. Governments are indeed under the control of “the powers of darkness of this world”. This information comes from a powerpoint presentation given by the Department of Homeland Security to local law enforcement and first responders. It is about identification of ‘terrorists’ and how to “build a case” against them. Here I will quote exactly. These groups hold the anniversaries of certain dates as significant such a Ruby Ridge, Waco and Hitler’s birthday They oppose abortion, support gun rights and are affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan They are fearful of big government, espouse support for the Constitution and want to kill police officers These groups collect firearms, survivalist books and explosives These extremists read books such as Patriots, One Second After and The Anarchist Cookbook They are religious zealots, reading the book of Revelation, speak of the second coming of Christ and plan mass murders to summon the end of the world These people grow their own food, raise livestock and plot attacks on commercial food production facilities [end of quoted text] Notice how each “equation” is built. They take three “values” and make them “equivalent” to “TRUTH”. The first two “values” are “true”, the third value is “false”. These statements are widely disseminated AND TAUGHT to your local law enforcement community. Do you see how this tactic works?  List common characteristics of conservative CHRISTIAN minded people, then throw in a slanderous accusation.   If A and B apply, then you should automatically presume C applies as well. If you were disturbed by the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco, then obviously you must celebrate Hitler’s birthday.   Officers are being conditioned to assume criminal and terroristic views when politically-incorrect views are observed. As simple-minded and ridiculous as this line of thinking is, there are some officers who unfortunately buy into this. It is not a “government” thing. It is a Nakhash thing. We are up against a formidable opponent. An opponent who owns the world, a heritage stolen from Adam through deception. Now we must fight back. Nobody seems to take Paul’s admonition seriously. It seems to be a metaphor or symbolic gesture. It is not. It is the truth. And now you know the truth. Keep your sword sharp. Rev. Hog