Smokey Barn News Sunday June 22, 2014 Robertson County, Tenn.
“The Sunday Post” is a column comprised of articles of Faith, sermons, poetry and devotions……….
The Beginning & The End
The Bible is all one story. The last part of the last Book in the Bible reads like the close to the first part of the first Book of the Bible.
The first Words in Genesis: 1:1 In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Almost the last words in Revelation: 21:1 I saw a new heaven and a new earth.
The gathering together of the waters he called the sea. (Genesis 1:10) And the sea is no more. (Rev. 21:1)
The darkness he called the night. (Genesis 1:5) There shall be no night there. (Rev. 21:25)
In the day you eat thereof you shall surely die. (Gen. 2:17) Death shall be no more. (Rev. 21:4)
Genesis 3:14 the sun appears for the first time. There is no more sun nor moon for the Lamb is the light of it. Rev. 21:23 and Rev. 22:5
I will greatly multiply your pain. (Gen. 3:16) Neither shall there be pain anymore. (Rev. 21:4)
Cursed is the ground for your sake. (Gen. 3:17) There shall be no more curse. (Rev. 22:3)
Satan appears as the deceiver of mankind. (Gen. 3:1, 4) Satan disappears forever. (Rev. 20:10)
Man is driven from the Tree of Life. (Gen. 3:22-24) The Tree of Life reappears. (Rev. 22:2)
Man is driven from God’s presence. (Gen. 3:24) We shall see His face. (Rev. 22:4)
Man’s primeval home was beside a river. (Genesis 2:10) Man’s eternal home is also beside a river. (Rev. 21:1)
There is no devil in the first two chapters of Genesis There is no devil in the last two chapters of Revelation!
(Source: Halley’s Bible Handbook)
No kingdom can get into the one above it except that it is drawn in by the higher kingdom. Minerals can only enter in to the plant kingdom except the roots of the plant dig down into the soil and pull up the nitrogen, the iron, the phosphorus and so on into the plant.
How will the vegetable ever get into the animal kingdom except the cow munches the grass or deer eat the leaves? By the way, have you ever considered how a brown cow, eats green grass, and gives white milk, and makes yellow butter, and makes red hair on the baby?
No animal ever made it into the human kingdom, in spite of what evolution teaches, except the man eats the animal.
And lastly no man ever got into the Kingdom of God except God drew him by His Holy Spirit and by the shed blood of Christ.
John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
W. B. Hinson
It was many years ago now that a grand old preacher by the name of W. B. Hinson went to his family doctor and was given the awful news that he had but a short time to live.
Naturally he was overcome with fear as he thought of his own death. He left his car at the doctor’s office and walked the 5 miles home through the country he loved so much.
As he walked he crossed the river he swam in as a boy and he seemed to grow sadder as he thought on days gone by.
Then he came to a great forest that given him many days of pleasure in the fall colors of the oaks and the snow covered pines in winter. Maybe this would be the last time he would see them, and he thought how long they would remain but he would no longer enjoy them.
As he neared home he could see that old mountain that he had gone to on many occasions to think and to pray and where he had written his best sermons.
That old mountain had been there for so very long and it dismayed him to think it would still be there after the preacher was gone, and W. B. drew no comfort from thoughts of the mountain.
Finally, he walked into the edge of his yard just as the Lord was lighting His myriad of lamps in the night sky and W. B. could never remember seeing so many stars at once. But as he looked up he began to think on God and the Bible he carried under his arm and all the promises of God it contained.
And then he slowly turned to look back down the road he had just walked from the doctor’s office in town. He pulled himself up to his full height and out loud…nearly at the top of his voice, he began to declare….
Old Man River… I shall be alive when you have dried up and ceased your course to the sea.
Mighty Oaks…I will still be alive when you have rotted and fallen and come to the end of your days.
Ancient Mountain…I’ll be alive when you’ve crumble to dust and the winds of time have carried you away to the four corners of the earth.
And finally he looked up at all those stars and said…Stars, I’ll be alive when you have grown dark and fallen from you sockets in the great pulling down of the universe.
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Scientists have tried to tackle the job of creating a machine that is able to see as well as the human eye. In the process, they are gaining a new appreciation for the wonderful gift of sight.
They have learned, first of all, that no computer chip can be made today that could begin to do what the retina does. But, if it could be made, it would have to be something like half a million times bigger than your retina. One computer scientist has estimated that a computer chip that could begin to do what your retina does would have to weigh in at about 100 pounds!
The retina, which is something like a small slip of clingy food wrap, weighs less than a gram. It occupies only 0.0003 inch of space. On the other hand, the scientists’ theoretical “seeing” chip would fill 10,000 cubic inches. And while your retina operates on only 0.0001 watt of power, the synthetic “seeing” chip would require 300 watts of power and a cooling system. Even with all this, it couldn’t see very well. It would be able to resolve a square area of only about 2,000 units of vision – called pixels – while your eye can resolve five times that much! Such a chip would have the equivalent of about 1 million transistors, while your retina has the equivalent of 25 billion transistors!
Truly modern science offers elegant testimony to the fact that the eye could not have been produced by evolution – and that it could have been created only by a very wise Creator!
Truly, dear Lord, I am fearfully and wonderfully made! I thank You for all the senses You have given me. Even though they may not all be perfect, I ask that You would perfect them by leading me to use them to Your glory. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
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