Our Deliverance Even Greater Than The Exodus!

In freeing our souls from the bondage of sin, God has wrought for us a deliverance greater than that of the Hebrews at the Red Sea. Like the Hebrew host, we should praise the Lord with heart and soul and voice for His "wonderful works to the children of men." Those who dwell upon God's great mercies, and are not unmindful of His lesser gifts, will put on the girdle of gladness and make melody in their hearts to the Lord. The daily blessings that we receive from the hand of God, and above all else the death of Jesus to bring happiness and heaven within our reach, should be a theme for constant gratitude. What compassion, what matchless love, has God shown to us, lost sinners, in connecting us with Himself, to be to Him a peculiar treasure! - Patriarchs and Prophets, 288, 289. From Devotional: To Be Like Jesus, p. 13.

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It was a blessing to be in Holy Communion today at church.  It is a necessary and powerful reminder that we are ever …

A Blind Woman's Prayer

A Blind Woman's Prayer

I read a true testimony here lately about a blind lady who heard the gospel present truth about Jesus Christ and became a devoted follower of Christ.  From that point on, she earnestly desired to read the braille Bible, but her fingers were not sensitive enough to follow the raised print to learn the letters.  Despite her best efforts and the painstaking efforts of her teacher, she could not follow the lettering.  She was very disappointed and wept bitterly over this.

But then something amazing happened.  This dear lady began to earnestly pray to the Lord to make her fingers sensitive enough to read the braille.  She persisted in her petitions to the Lord.  But afterwards she fell very ill.  During the illness her fingers became very sensitive to touch, and she was able to read the braille print!  She was able to read the precious truths of God's word for herself! Glory to God!

God Answers Persevering Prayer

This woman's persistence calls to my mind…

Our Savior's Highest Honor (Repost from E.G. White Estate)

This devotional was just so good that I had to share it with you my readers.  I pray that it blesses you the way that I have been blessed by it.  Look upon Jesus our Lord and know that "by his stripes, we are healed." - F.M.

Daily Devotional July 16, 2017 Our Saviour’s Highest HonorAnd one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. Zech. 13:6.
“I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.” Revelation 21:1. The fire that consumes the wicked purifies the earth. Every trace of the curse is swept away. . . . One reminder alone remains: Our Redeemer will ever bear the marks of His crucifixion. Upon His wounded head, upon His side, His hands and feet, are the only traces of the cruel work that sin has wrought. Says the prophet, beholding Christ in His glory: “He had bright beams coming out of his side: and there was the hiding of his pow…

Hypocrisy in the Church: Confrontation in Antioch

"When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.  Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles.  But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group.  The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray." Galatians 2:11-14, NIV

During the especially volatile racial atmosphere in the southern United States of the 1950s-1960s, a certain man conducted a very bold experiment.  John Howard Griffin, a white male, had his skin and appearance medically altered to appear black.  Then he presented himself as a black man in his social circle and throughout the south to experience what it was like to live as a black man in a racist society.  
Griffin's experiment of temporarily living in someone else's skin garnered him an award and some measure of success as a wr…

Unity in the Early Adventist Experience

How shall we search the Scriptures? Shall we drive our stakes of doctrine one after another, and then try to make all Scripture meet our established opinions, or shall we take our ideas and views to the Scriptures, and measure our theories on every side by the Scriptures of truth? Many who read and even teach the Bible, do not comprehend the precious truth they are teaching or studying. Men entertain errors, when the truth is clearly marked out, and if they would but bring their doctrines to the word of God, and not read the word of God in the light of their doctrines, to prove their ideas right, they would not walk in darkness and blindness, or cherish error. Many give the words of Scripture a meaning that suits their own opinions, and they mislead themselves and deceive others by their misinterpretations of God’s word. As we take up the study of God’s word, we should do so with humble hearts. All selfishness, all love of originality, should be laid aside. Long-cherished opinions m…

Some Thoughts on Galatians 1:1-5

Paul, an apostle - sent not from man nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead - and all the brothers with me, To the churches in Galatia:  Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Galatians 1:1-5, NIV

Railroad at Tioga Falls, West Point, KY
Photo Credit: Fred Moore, Jr. 2017
When our church group gathered for the hike along the winding forest trail, we were traveling blind.  We had no idea where the winding path would take us, nor what sights awaited us.  The shadowy canopy of tall poplars and spruces gave us a welcome reprieve from the mid-summer Sabbath afternoon sun as we climbed the steep leading to the open ridge above.

We reached the ridge marking our halfway point of the journey, then stopped for a break.  While there I snapped the photo above of the lonel…

The Last Trump

When the Last Trump sounds loud and long

And the dead saints rise from their slumber

As the planet quivers and convulses with

the mightiest of thunders

The heavens open wide their bowels

revealing a most awesome Wonder;

With every seeing eye transfixed

at the glorious sight

of angels descending

and saints taking flight

Mountains skipping like rocks skipped

across a frosty loch

The Atlantic boiling like a pot

Watched too long, a candle waxed too hot.

The islands lost like Gilligan

without compass or chart,

the nations in distress

at their eternal loss.

"Hide us from the face of Him Who sits upon his throne,

and from the face of His Lamb we did disown!"

They ran to the rocks in shame and disgrace

But the rocks cried out, "There's no hiding place!"

"The great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?"

Only those who trusted in the Lamb, and followed his very command.

Before time morphs into eternity,

and your fate eternal set,

the die fo…