Smokey Barn News
Sunday June 29, 2014
Robertson County, Tenn.
“The Sunday Post” is a column comprised of articles of Faith, sermons, poetry and devotions……….
“This thing is from me” (1 Kings 12:24.)
“Life’s disappointments are veiled love’s appointments. “-Rev. C. A. Fox.
MY child, I have a message for you today; let me whisper it in your ear, that it may gild with glory any storm clouds which may arise, and smooth the rough places upon which you may have to tread. It is short, only five words, but let them sink into your inmost soul; use them as a pillow upon which to rest your weary head. This thing is from ME.
Have you ever thought of it, that all that concerns you concerns Me too? For, “he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of mine eye” (Zech. 2:8). You are very precious in My sight.( Isa.43:4) Therefore, it is My special delight to educate you.
I would have you learn when temptations assail you, and the “enemy comes in like a flood,” that this thing is from Me, that your weakness needs My might, and your safety lies in letting Me fight for you.
Are you in difficult circumstances, surrounded by people who do not understand you, who never consult your taste, who put you in the background? This thing is from Me. I am the God of circumstances. Thou earnest not to thy place by accident, it is the very place God meant for thee.
Have you not asked to be made humble? See then, I have placed you in the very school where this lesson is taught; your surroundings and companions are only working out My will. .
Are you in money difficulties? Is it hard to make both ends meet? This thing is from Me, for I am your purse-bearer and would have you draw from and depend upon Me. My supplies are limitless (Phil. 4:19). I would have you prove my promises. Let it not be said of you, “In this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God” (Deut. 1:32).
Are you passing through a night of sorrow? This thing is from Me. I am the Man of Sorrows and acquainted with grief. I have let earthly comforters fail you, that by turning to Me you may obtain everlasting consolation (2 Thess. 2:16,17). Have you longed to do some great work forMe and instead have been laid aside on a bed of pain and weakness? This thing is from Me. I could not get your attention in your busy days and I want to teach you some of my deepest lessons. “They also serve who only stand and wait.” Some of My greatest workers are those shut out from active service, that they may learn to wield the weapon of all-prayer.
This day I place in your hand this pot of holy oil. Make use of it free, my child. Let every circumstance that arises, every word that pains you, every interruption that would make you impatient, every revelation of your weakness be anointed with it. The sting will go as you learn to see Me in all things.
(Source: Laura A. Barter Snow)
“This riddle was written by a lady in California in 1890 in response to a gentleman in Pennsylvania who said he would pay $1,000.00 to anyone who could write a puzzle he could not solve. He failed to solve this puzzle and paid the lady the $1,000.00, a great sum at that time. An 8 year old boy figured it out.”
What is one word and five letters that only appeared in the King James Version four times.
Adam, God made out of dust but thought it best to make me first, so I was made before man to answer God’s most holy plan.
A living being I became and Adam gave to me my name. I from his presence then withdrew and more of Adam never knew.
I did my Maker’s law obey nor ever went from it astray. Thousands of miles I go in fear but seldom on earth appear.
Hint: For purpose wise which God did see, He put a living soul in me. A soul from me God did claim. And took from me the soul again.
Hint: And when from me the soul had fled, I was the same as when first made. And without hands, or feet, or soul, I travel on from pole to pole.
I labor hard by day, by night. To fallen men I give great light. Thousands of people, young and old will by my death great light behold.
No right or wrong can I conceive. The scripture I cannot believe, although my name therein if found. They are to me an empty sound.
No fear of death doth trouble me, real happiness I will never see. To heaven I shall never go or to hell below.
Now when these lines you slowly read, go search your Bible with all speed; for that my name is written there, I do honestly to you declare.
See the Answer in the next “Sunday Post”
God has a right…… to a definite part of your time, he has the power to take all of it!
God has a right…… to a definite part of your money, he has the power to take all of it!
God has the right…… to be honored through your influence, He has the power to take all of it!
God has the right…… to your life, he has the power to take all of it!
In every language in the world two words are always the same: Amen and Hallelujah. The Chinese, Russians, Swedes, Japanese, everybody on earth pronounces these two words the same.
TODAY’S CREATION MOMENT: SIR ISAAC NEWTON
If Isaac Newton or someone else had never made the discoveries Newton made, our world would be very different today. He is one of the most important scientists in all of history. What many people don’t know is that this great scientist was a creationist. He actually wrote more Bible commentaries than he did scientific papers.
Newton is best known for his discoveries of the law of universal gravitation and the three laws of motion. Newton also built the first reflecting telescope, and he developed calculus into the branch of mathematics it is today. He also researched the nature of light and explained how white light is made up of many different colors.
Newton was an avid student of the Bible and wrote papers defending Bishop Ussher’s dating of the earth at about 6,000 years. He also defended the literal six day creation. Although Newton did not personally accept the doctrine of the Trinity, he did take on the atheists of his day, offering strong defenses for the biblical view of history. He was one of the first creation scientists to suggest that most of the sedimentary rocks of the earth are the result of the Genesis Flood.
Next time you hear someone say that science and the Bible don’t mix, think of Sir Isaac Newton.
“For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”
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