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The Glory of God and Man

Psalms 19 A Psalm of David

To the chief Musician,. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.  Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.  His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.  The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.  The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.  The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.  Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

One of the most wonderful displays of the beauty and presence of God to me is the Sun, moon and stars.  Every morning as I watch the darkness turn to day and the deadness of the night turn into the life of the day…the birds stir and sing, the nocturnal animals cease their night’s activities returning to their homes and the world begin its daily activities I marvel at life.  To watch the rising of the moon…or the waxing in the wee hours of the morning as just a sliver moves to the east has always been a mystery to me…I will never forget that night thirty plus years ago as I lay under the stars on a bald hill and watched the movement of the heavens over me…or was it the earth moving?  The North Star never moved, but all the other stars moved in a circular motion that I observed through the night…

I watch the church continue preaching the ‘law of the Lord.. converting the soul..’ and marvel that God makes it so.  As Daniel in his message last evening so succinctly put it: God can save little children {Krista and Katelyn Keely yesterday} or an 88 year old man, {Daniel’s friend Paul, two years ago was saved} Our God is able to ‘save to the uttermost!  ‘Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 

Why then do people seem to make it necessary to resist the moving and working of the Holy Spirit? ‘The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.’ John 3:8

As for Me? ‘I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.’ Psalms 116:9

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.’ Psalms 116:8

Psalms 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!’

May God grant it to be so!

Bro. Wayne

A Good Moon A Rising

We closed out the third quarter of the year with a wonderful Lord’s Supper service. When God’s people get together and lay bare their hearts and deal with their own sin and inadequacies it brings a sweet fellowship that is truly unknown at any other time. One of the most refreshing, cleansing times for me is when I approach the Lord’s Table. I can lay aside every burden and call on the Lord, knowing that He will answer and forgive all my transgressions. ‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ I John 1:9 It was truly one of those times. You could sense it after the service as around sixty of us went out on the back of the property and watched the moon rise. Donny Lester brought their ‘Kettle’ and made the absolute best kettle corn I have ever eaten {I personally ate three bags} although I did share it with multiple children. Ever so often you would hear Bro. Donny yell: ‘Hot corn is ready’ and the line would form!
It was a beautiful evening, the fellowship was sweet and the moon rise, eclipse and total ‘blood moon’ show was unsurpassed by any heavenly event I have ever seen! When I got home I stood and watched the moon in its darkened state colored a dirty red and was amazed at what God let me see. Yeah, it was late. Ten p.m. when we got home, but it was amazing just watching the families, children, youth and us old folks just sitting in the dark, sharing our lives, talking of the things of God and, well, living. What an evening!
Our son Benjamin came in Thursday evening {from Hawaii} and joined his family in our home and another of our sons and his wife, Joey and Adrian made it in from Birmingham, AL Saturday and made our home hum with life again….nearly all of our other children and their families have either been here or will be here this afternoon as the whole family will share in an early Thanksgiving celebration. My best count now of family members is forty five with the expectation of all but one to be here with us. It ought to be a great time this evening!
Life is good when you serve the Lord. The Bible declares: ‘Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.’ Psalms 128:1-6 And again: ‘Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.’ Proverbs 13:15
I choose to follow Him….Praise His Name! Bro. Wayne

The Days of the Blood Moons

The month of September this year has become somewhat of an enigma among Bible prophecy students as well as many who just watch the times. With Jonathan Cahn and his two best selling books The Harbinger and The Shemitah stirring the thoughts of the possibility of a collapse of the world system to John Hagee’s book ‘The Blood Moons’ whereby a tetrarch of four eclipses of the moon where they turn a reddish brown color and each on a Jewish Holy day {the last of these to occur this coming Sunday evening} and a precipitous drop of the Dow Jones just two weeks ago when the market ended the day at 15,666 points, along with odd things like ‘Jade Helm’ and the CERN project going on in Switzerland with its odd 666 symbol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN well, September has been a very exciting time for prophecy watchers!
This coming Wednesday evening during our regular Bible Study time we will have an open session where we will discuss where we are in relation to the prophecies of the Bible. If you have any interest about the hour in which we live as it relates to the Bible come with your questions and comments and we will do our best to put prophecy and today in their proper relation. It should be a very educational, informative and exciting forty five minutes! I hope you will join us!~
Along with that thought, I looked up this last of the four Blood Moons which occurs this coming Sunday evening beginning at 7:11 p.m. {Right as we dismiss the evening services}…AND we have, without debate, in Rehoboth’s back yard the finest view of the rising and setting of the moon that can be seen in town!!! I plan to take my lawn chair after the evening service along with anyone who desires to come and watch this highly unusual phenomena that will not occur again for over eight hundred years. You might want to come and see for yourself what it’s all about. Here is the timeline for the eclipse:
Max view in Tulsa
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9:47 PM
Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse
Tulsa: Total Lunar Eclipse
Begins: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 7:11 PM
Maximum: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 9:47 PM
Ends: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 12:22 AM
Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes
Come join with us and watch for yourself what the entire world is talking about!!
Bro. Wayne