Author: Jim

Your Owner’s Manual

Thousands of Benefits Stolen from You Cars, Appliances, and Computers have owner’s manuals. If you don’t pay attention to the owner’s manual you eventually can have failures at the worst possible times. Same with your owner’s manual completed by the year 120 A.D. by 40 authors, on 3 continents, in 3 languages with more evidence than any 10 pieces of classical literature combined, but often banned – possession could mean certain death! What is YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL? The Bible! Pay attention to its content and happiness will follow you.  In the USA most never pay attention, so are subject to gossip as heard from the News Media. So, what makes them authorities? Some “experts” with no children tell their listeners how to raise children. Huh?  YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL God’s (literary) owner’s manual is so thorough, no one can ever grasp all its information. As a mature person, I just learned another wrinkle in I Timothy 1:7 where it states, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind. So, WHO HAS GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR? Someone has! Not God, because God has given us a Spirit of Power, Love and a Sound Mind! God’s Living Word in The Bible states (numerous times), how God gives us HIS best and will protect us –  IF – we will...

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FAITH and PATIENCE

4 Steps to Receiving Anything You Need We probably have all heard someone say, “I wish I had a ____________.” But wishing won’t get you anything truly valuable. Asking God properly WILL! ANYTHING YOU NEED? Yes! ANYTHING! Maybe you are sick, poor, in danger, or made a giant mistake, etc. You can get what you NEED! IF…: So, here are the 4 Steps to Receiving Anything You Need (not want) from God. Step 1 – QUALIFICATION What if a total stranger walks up to you and says, “Give me $50 to pay off a gambling debt.” You’d give them a weird look and say, “Heck NO! Who are you that I’d give you anything?” To get anything from God, you better know His Son Jesus and be part of His family – then you can ask in His name! Here’s how.             Say this prayer out LOUD: “Father God. I have done only what I thought was right my whole life,              not paying much attention to what is right or wrong. This has gotten me into a mess. Now             I come to you for help. God, I believe in You and Your Son who died for what I’ve done wrong! Christ, Jesus, come into my heart right now! I stop trusting in myself to live and now I trust in You! Lead me and guide my life...

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Whose Responsibility is Your Prosperity?

The Church or You Wonder why those who never darken the door of a church, prosper? Why do 80% of the Jews prosper when most Christians don’t? Every week we throw in a couple of bucks to the offering basket but we never see any return. Why not? Is it the church’s fault? Whose responsibility is your prosperity? Here’s good news for you! Background Because Abraham believed and trusted God, he and all his descendants were chosen as “the people of God.” He let them in on all the secrets of prosperity. Passed down through generations, Moses collected God’s wisdom in 5 books known as the Pentateuch. Those who read it were able to take advantage of God’s naturally occurring laws, including health, wealth, safety, etc. Many believe the Old Testament was just for the Jews. Jesus ushered in a New Covenant. True, but he came to FULFILL the prophecy, not replace it. II Timothy 3:16 states: All (all, All, ALL) scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. Like Oxygen and Water, anyone can take advantage of God’s gifts and principles. The Jews read the O.T. so know how to use God’s wealth principles. Most Christians don’t! Here’s some help! Responsibilities on...

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Escape from Egypt

GOD knew Pharaoh couldn’t be trusted, for he repeatedly broke his promises to free God’s people. He’d eventually send his fully-equipped army on the Gaza land bridge, to kill or capture the Israelites. So, HE had Moses lead the Israelites east into a seeming trap at the Red Sea. Yes, it was a trap, but for Pharaoh’s army!

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10s of Thousands Killed Overnight

Miracle n. an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs Around 700 B.C. “The Assyrians” captured most of Judah and Israel. Sennacherib, (Sin-ak-er-ib) their king with 185,000, fully-equipped, crack troops surrounded a weak Jerusalem, blaspheming God and His power to save the city. (I don’t know about you, but that sounds hopeless.) Soon, they’d all die. Let’s consider how large his fully-equipped army was. (The city of St. Louis is approximately 345,000 people in an area of 62 square miles.) This army with its horses, supply wagons, battering rams, support staff, cooks/kitchens, bathrooms, etc. would have had to take up considerable space. But let’s say it was only 11% of St. Louis’ land area or 7 square miles. That’s a lot of soldiers! Gravely concerned, Hezekiah ordered the Jerusalem’s inhabitants to pray while he sought advice from the prophet Isaiah. (I Corinthians 14:3 defines prophecy as edification, exhortation and comfort to men NOT prediction of the future.) Hezekiah was told, “Fear Not!” Sennacherib shall NOT come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, etc. “For I (God) WILL defend this city to save it for My own sake.” Question: Would you believe a national leader backed by 185,000 troops at your doorstep – or GOD? Isaiah’s account says: The Angel of the Lord killed all the Assyrian soldiers. The next day when the people of Jerusalem awoke,...

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