For those who do not know, this is computer jargon. Today, my phone is broken-hearted because I ignore the constant request to welcome my upgrade. I have been told that if I do that they will be able to tell if I am 6 ft. from the person next to me who also has a cell phone. That is concerning because what I have read about BIG BROTHER makes me think I am living in a re-run of the 1960’s T.V. series, A MAN FROM UNCLE. Do you think maybe we need an upgrade?
As I have spent time in the Word of God, I realized that God desires that He would put His Holy Spirit upon His people. Moses made this declaration in Numbers 11:17. Have you noticed in the scripture that God said He would make Himself known through visions, Numbers 12:5. There is a promise of a great Spirit outpouring. Individuals in the Old Testament, like King Saul, had a sure word of prophecy, as did Samson, that the Spirit of would come upon him, 1 Samuel 10:6. David was the first to say that the Lord had gifts for men, Psalms 68:18.
One of the greatest things to remember is that we have a spiritual heritage. Our heritage is that we have a Comforter, to be with us forever. I love the idea that He is with us, teaches us, and brings things to our remembrance. What heritage! Rejoice, my friends, for in challenging times we are never comfortless.
There is a scripture that I have had on my mind lately as the world has been on shut down and people are growing more perplexed by what is going on around them. I have found great comfort from a treasured resource when I have gone through problems and trials in life. I consider my books as my friends over the years. I have spent more time with them than anyone else. My library is full of “friends”, but there is one book that I return to again and again. It is a book with many authors and one distinct inspirer. I call Him the Watcher. One of the authors, who is said to have written the oldest book known to man, is named Job.
I am an American. I am an American! When I go to Heaven, I will no longer be an American. I am a Kingdom Christian. That means my lifestyle is dictated by my core beliefs. I am not playing a game that I should have to apologize for in this day when God and Country are being ostracized, and historical markers are being attacked.
Last week we were in Bismarck, North Dakota, as a part of a Million Dollar Clothing Give-Away. On Thurs- day morning, we arrived and headed for a radio station to be interviewed in regard to how this all came about. This radio station is situated on the side of a hill, a legendary hill in Mandan, a town named for the First Nations tribe, the Mandan Indians. I stayed with my friends, Ron and Julie, who actually live in a subdivision there. They pastor New Life Church in Bismarck, where Scott and I have held conferences.
Could it be possible to believe some, but not all of the Word, concerning Jesus. As a father, I want to encourage all the Dads to believe and live by every word the Bible speaks in regard to Jesus. In Luke 24:25, we read, “Who were slow of heart to believe all the prophets have spoken.” One father was asked by the world ruler of his day, and in light of who he was talking to, it is noteworthy.