James Webb First Deep Field Image
“And let them serve as lights in the expanse of the heavens
to give light on the earth.”
And it was so.
Several months ago I gave the verses showing clearly that God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit reside within the believer. That being said, why in the world would a person fear his circumstances? This weekend, find some time to ponder the Trinity “in” you!
James Webb Telescope
Well the first images finally arrived. I have inserted Hubble’s Deep Field Images in prior Friday letters, but this one by the Webb telescope is so clear and amazing. I loved the comment by NASA regarding the above image:
“Webb’s image is approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length, a tiny sliver of the vast universe.”
That is mind-boggling if you think about it. There are thousands of galaxies in that image. With Webb’s data, researchers can now measure each galaxy’s distance, temperature, gas density, and chemical composition. The technology of the Webb Telescope is truly amazing. But let’s not forget the most critical piece of information:
The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From His throne He observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so He understands everything they do and He watches over those who fear Him, those who rely on His unfailing love. We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. (Selected verses from: Psalm 33:13-22)
“For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” (Eph 1:4)
Crucified with Christ,
To listen to Crucified with Christ by Phillips Craig and Dean, Click Here (YouTube 5 mins)
Devotions like Day 197 don’t grow churches, they depopulate them. Yet, these are the ones we need to meditate on!
How God Treats Those He Loves – Red Book Day 197
The purpose of these devotionals is to help you think Biblically
By Trevor McDowell
“Under great pressure and persecution, he (Daniel) never seemed to waver in his commitment to God no matter what the circumstance.”
Men: Take a few minutes to read this article (click the title or see attached PDF) and then read the verses from Daniel 9:1-19 Let’s pray we can have that same heart for repentance. Look around at the sad state of our world….. how many churches do you know that have repented for not taking action years ago. Today it could very well be too late. Like Daniel, have you repented?
You will like this 7 minute video about Sir Isaac Newton
Click here (YouTube 7 mins)
Walt’s Letter – August 2016
Like many of the passages in the Bible, I don’t necessarily like it, but I do agree with it.
Second Saturday – 7/9/22
It says volumes when you get a backyard full of men and the temperature is over 100°
What a great time of fellowship and the testimony by John LaPorte was inspiring. As our brother Lyle Brennan commented:
“I was especially blessed by John’s testimony and how he encouraged each of us to press on even when the message of the Good News is often unwelcome to those we are sharing it with.”
Men: “Let us search and see if we truly suffer with Jesus!” Take a moment and read this article…….
Suffer and Reign by Charles Spurgeon
“If we endure, we will also reign with Him.”
(2 Timothy 2:12)
We must not imagine that we are suffering for Christ and with Christ if we are not in Christ. Beloved friend, are you trusting in Jesus only? If not, whatever you may have to mourn over on earth, you are not suffering with Christ and have no hope of reigning with Him in heaven. Neither are we to conclude that all a Christian’s sufferings are sufferings with Christ, for it is essential that he be called by God to suffer.
If we are rash and imprudent and run into positions for which neither providence nor grace has fitted us, we ought to question whether we are not rather sinning than communing with Jesus. If we let passion take the place of judgment, and self-will reign instead of scriptural authority, we shall fight the Lord’s battles with the devil’s weapons, and if we cut our own fingers we must not be surprised. Again, in troubles that come upon us as the result of sin, we must not dream that we are suffering with Christ.
When Miriam spoke evil of Moses, and the leprosy polluted her, she was not suffering for God. Moreover, suffering that God accepts must have God’s glory as its end. If I suffer that I may earn a name or win applause, I shall get no other reward than that of the Pharisee. It is required also that love for Jesus and love for His people should always be the mainspring of all our patience. We must manifest the Spirit of Christ in meekness, gentleness, and forgiveness.
Let us search and see if we truly suffer with Jesus. And if we do suffer in this way, what is our “slight momentary affliction”1 compared with reigning with Him? Oh, it is so blessed to be in the furnace with Christ, and such an honor to stand in the jail with Him, that if there were no future reward, we might count ourselves happy in present honor; but when the recompense is so eternal, so infinitely more than we had any right to expect, shall we not take up the cross with enthusiasm and go on our way rejoicing?
2 Corinthians 4:17