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Another Year?

Another Marching Season!

It never stops and nothing is resolved from year to year in Northern-Ireland? The billions will be poured in and it will relieve for a time, but when it runs out more demands will be met?

The initial problem has not been resolved by the government, but made worse by the bung or the bribe to play to suite a defunct and broken coalition? Which as being warned will end in tears, one hopes the tears of true repentance and not the continued hypocrisy of religiosity?

Proverbs 15:27,  29:4,  Isaiah 33:15,  Ezekiel 22:12,   Exodus 23:7-8, Ephesians 5:11-13,  Titus 2:11-12.

Revenge. Part-One.

Human Nature.

When we are angered, when we see people, family, friends the natural kicks in and we want to take revenge. The world is full of terror and murder, revenge in Mexico, Italy by gangsters. The Middle-East and Africa by terrorists and what is termed militants.

Being a believer in Jesus we are warned this is not for us, God will avenge for us and he will do a better job at it. If we do slip we will open ourselves up to problems, problems that will not leave us alone.

Proverbs 17:13,  Psalm 35:12,  Proverbs 13:21,  Hebrews 10:30.

‘Desparadoe’s. Part-Two.

Dispondency.

One of the biggest blockers for believers, ‘Im not sure! ‘Should I do this or not?

Just do and see what happens and stop worrying about what those others who will not do it say. Not all we do has to have pastoral approval or the support of the Church. Having a shower, the colour of your shirt, wearing a hat, saying Hi to people.

There is plenty we do that we don’t ask for such as watching porn, playing Bingo and telling lies

Psalm 34:4,  John 12:43,  Romans 5:4,  1 Corinthians 14:1,  2 Timothy 6:11,  Hebrews 11:2.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Looking Foward.

That is part of what every New Year is about, we have a time to reflect on the past year between Christmas and the New Year but now we are hoping for better things!

The bible always manintains that emphasis of looking forward to Jesus’ return and our going home to be with the Master. We are warned not to dwell on the past, but race to the futures.

Luke 9:62,  Phillipians 3:12,  Hebrews 11:16,  2 Peter 3:12.

Paying the Price.

Stephen.

Stephen is the first Christian martyr of the New Tesatament and is an example to all of us, that sometimes we may end up in a sticky situation. The men who murdered Stephen hated him, because they could not prove him wrong and at the same time they were refusing to believe the truth.

Today the world is full of wicked, evil and selfish people, who just want to take what is not theirs, want to lie and steal, refuse to work, make excuses. We need to be careful in what we say and not to over do it.

Psalm 44:22,  Acts 6:11-15,  7:54-60,  22:20,  Revelation 12:11.

The Plague. Part-One.

Ebola.

This west-African plague is now hitting the western media with caution, after 4000 thousand people have died and up to three times that number infected or under watch.

The United States has been the first to send aid, the U.K. and Europe is to follow but is it enough or is it well out of control?

The bible talks about many plagues in the past for committing deliberate sins and in the future for refusing to recognise God. We must not judge Africa, but rather look at our own nations first and our reaction to God’s laws!

Exodus 7:14-25, 1 Samuel 6:4-5, Revelation 15:1, 22:18-19.

Which First? Part-Three.

Your Choice.

Even as believers we sometimes find ourselves slipping back into our old ways, but this should not be. We really have to make a crucial choice are we going to the ways of the world or are we going to continue to follow Jesus.

This is for each one of us to choose, salvation or damnation. There is no where in the bible the doctrine of once saved always saved, some clever people have twisted the scriptures to suit their own failur and try to justify sin.

God Does not.

Matthew 6:24,  Luke 16:13,  Revelation 3:15.

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