Love, Forgive, Help, Work And Pray
(Living a Joyous Christian Life!)

by David J. Stewart | August 2019

1st Peter 4:12-17, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

       More and more, as I grow older, I am rejoicing and thanking and praising God for His blessings in my life. Most of all, I thank God for the gift of His dear Son, Jesus Christ. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” During my 52 years of life, I have been through much suffering, pain of soul, frustration, loneliness, health afflictions, loss and betrayal; yet I am so happy to be a child of God. I thank God for the roof over my head, even though it is not mine. I thank God for the vehicle that I drive, even though it is worn and has a tire going flat that I need to get fixed.

I thank God for my body, even though I have incurable stenosis and radiculopathy from a neck injury which afflicts me horribly with chronic pain 24/7. I thank God for my eyes, even though I am near-sighted and cannot see well at a distance. I do not like being divorced and alone, but I thank God that I wasn't the one who filed for divorce, and I thank God for my family. I thank God for my imperfect parents, imperfect pastor, imperfect childhood, imperfect life, imperfect free country that I am blessed to live in. Thank you Lord for all your blessings on me!

I rejoice in knowing that my name is written in Heaven, in the Lamb's Book of Life. I thank God that He forgave me for all my sins at age 13, when I was born-again, which gives me the example, power and motivation to forgive others who have hurt me. I have forgiven everyone in my life. Ephesians 4:31-32, “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” It doesn't matter if others hate me, hurt me, or mistreat me, they are accountable to God for their actions, not me. I choose to love everyone with God's unconditional love.

I receive a lot of e-mails from people struggling with sin, suffering from depression, angry at God, confused and hurting in their body and soul. I love helping all of them. For those of you who know me better than others, I love writing lengthy e-mails, pouring out my heart to help people. I am sure I even annoy some of my web visitors, writing a book back to them. Please pardon me! A lot of that stems from my loneliness as a single man. I love when people ask me questions, and I have an answer in the Lord to help them for Christ. It is my privilege. I pray for all my web visitors regularly and do love everyone with all my heart. I wish I could only do so much more to help people. I do what I can for God, giving Him all the credit, praise and glory. If there is anything good in me, it is the precious Lord Jesus Christ!

Psalms 147:7, “Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God.” I bought a nice 21 string harp last year, but haven't spent much time with it. I have always loved playing stringed instruments. Lately (in recent months) I have kept busy working on my website ministry, and I've been emotionally down about life in general, so I haven't felt much like playing my music. I go through seasons of depression, and have learned that this is normal for me as a Christian. The Bible tells us how to handle depression in James 5:13, “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.” When I am sad and down about life, I bunker into the Word of God, work hard on my ministry, focus on soulwinning, and pray my way through the storm, trusting my beautiful all-knowing, all-powerful and all-loving God to see me through, year after year. Lamentations 3:26, “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” Isn't that a precious Bible verse!

Lamentations 3:26, “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”

Beware Lest Thou Forget the Lord

There is nothing new under the sun. Just as today, it is human nature to be selfish. God had wonderfully blessed the Hebrews, but they took it all for granted and didn't appreciate what God had done for them. Moses warned the people to beware of forgetting about God in lieu of all His tremendous blessings upon them. God had miraculously parted the Red Sea right in front of them, so that they even walked across on dry ground! Yet the first thing they did when they got to the other side is COMPLAIN that they had no water. This is unbelievable, read it for yourself...

Exodus 15:19 and 22 and 24, “For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea. ... So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. ... And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

I get disgusted just from reading that. Those Hebrew ingrates—who had just witnessed God deliver them from Pharaoh's army, walking across the Red Sea floor on dry ground, then watching Pharaoh's army (men and horses alike) all drown when the waters returned upon them—started complaining just three days later in the Wilderness that they had no water, failing to have faith in the power and love of their great omnipotent God. It is incredibly amazing to me. Moreover, the Jews were warned again and again by Moses the prophet, to stop their complaining, lest it destroy them, but they didn't listen. After complaining for the TENTH TIME, God had finally had enough and banned them from ever entering into the Promised Land. God hates the sin of complaining! HE HATES IT!!! Pastor Jack Hyles preaches a powerful sermon on this very topic about complaining in a sermon titled: “THE HOTTEST HELL OF ALL!

People (whether it be fellow Christians, preachers, family, acquaintances or strangers) are always going to hurt our feelings. They will be inconsiderate, disappoint, let us down, gossip about us, judge us and make us sad if I focus on people—so I live above the clouds where Jesus lives! America has forgotten the God of the Bible.

Deuteronomy 6:12, “Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.” So often in life, people receive good at the hand of God, but return nothing in the way of gratitude. In the Old Testament, we learn about a godly man named Job, who made a remarkable statement to his wife when she suggested that he curse God and die. Job 2:10, “But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” Oh that we would all adopt the godly attitude of Job, who understood (as our text passage from 1st Peter shows) that life includes good and bad. I choose to praise God for the good in my life, and blame the Devil for the bad. It is not God's fault that I have made some stupid and unwise decisions in my life. Blessed be the name of the Lord, for He is faithful, fair and good to all! Psalms 145:9, “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” The heathen world is always placing God on trial, but we are the ones who refuse to obey His inspired Words in the Holy Bible. Job 9:3, “If he [man] will contend with him [God], he cannot answer him one of a thousand.” No one can ever blame God (Romans 1:20), for He is faithful. 2nd Timothy 2:13, “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” As Ron Hamilton (Patch The Pirate) says, every Christian should have: “THE GRATITUDE ATTITUDE!”

Kindly, we are getting what we deserve as a foolish nation for forsaking the God of the Holy Bible. What can we expect from children who have grown up void of the knowledge of God? I read an article today about two 10 year old looking boys who are guilty of a carjacking. To add insult to injury, Freemasons (who control the United States) have introduced the blatant lies of Evolution in all public schools to intentionally lead impressionable children away from God, misleading them to think that they came from a Big Bang, stardust and from the same biological source as gorillas. What can we expect from such abused children? How can we expect children deprived of a God-centered education to exemplify God-like behavior? God is love! To deliberately withhold a God-centered education from a child, and substitute it with a fraudulent system of lies that reduce humanity to the level of animals, is a cruel form of child abuse! The whole scam of the rights of “atheists” not to have to hear the teachings of the Bible in public schools has destroyed the fiber of our society!

I don't generally follow the news because it is so depressing, but I have been doing a lot of research for my ministry and reading through crime news lately. I didn't realize how bad things have become in American society. This is the obvious horrifying consequence of removing and banning the inspired Word of God from children's daily lives in public school classrooms since 1963. The Holy Bible has Always Been The Answer! You cannot deny that to the same degree that our country has abandoned the Word of God, to that same degree society is going to the Devil! I have also been watching the Forensic Files, using amazing science to solve horrifying crimes. The evildoer culprits are sometimes police officers, fire investigates, pastors and churchgoers. It is unbelievable what human beings are capable of! Truly the human race is depraved, just as the Holy Bible says. Romans 3:10-11, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.” The city of Chicago is one of the most dangerous places on earth to live. The following article is just from one weekend...

7 Killed, 46 Wounded In Weekend Shootings; ‘It’s Destroying The Fiber Of Our Communities’

CBS Chicago
by Mugo Odigwe | August 5, 2019

CHICAGO (CBS) — Dozens of people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, including two mass shootings in less than three hours on Sunday. In all, seven people were killed and 46 others were wounded in shootings since Friday evening.

More than a dozen people were wounded, one of them fatally, in a pair of mass shootings in the Lawndale neighborhood early Sunday.

The first shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. near Roosevelt and Francisco in Douglas Park.

Police said a group of people was standing in the park, when someone opened fire from a black Chevrolet Camaro. Seven people were wounded:

• A 21-year-old man shot in the groin was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition;
• A 25-year-old woman shot in the arm and leg was taken to Mount Sinai, where she was stabilized;
• A 20-year-old man shot in the right side was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was stabilized;
• A 19-year-old woman shot in the right leg was taken to Stroger, where she was stabilized;
• A 22-year-old woman was taken to Mount Sinai, where she was stabilized;
• A 21-year-old man shot in the left leg was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized;
• A 23-year-old man shot in the chest and hand took himself to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized.

Less than three hours later, eight people were shot in Lawndale, near 18th and Kildare around 3:45 a.m., when unknown s hooters opened fire on a large group of people at a block party. One man, 33-year-old Demetrius Flowers, was killed, and seven other people were wounded:

• A 35-year-old man shot in the forehead was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized;
• A 28-year-old man shot in the hip was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized;
• A 27-year-old man shot in the foot was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized;
• A 28-year-old man shot in the leg Mount Sinai, where he was treated and released;
• A 14-year-old boy was shot in the thigh, and was taken to Stroger, where he was stabilized;
• A 21-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the thumb, and was treated and released at St. Margaret Hospital;
• A 19-year-old woman was shot in the head, and was taken to Stroger, where she was treated and released.

Flowers’ father, said it’s the second son he’s lost to violence.

“Please stop. It’s killing our families, it’s destroying the fiber of our communities. We have to stop this senseless killing, because if we don’t, there’s nothing going to be left. There’s nothing going to be left,” Keith Flowers said.


One young man unfortunately murdered over the weekend in Chicago, was 33 year old Demetrius Flowers. His father, Keith Flowers, made the following public statement:

Flowers’ father, said it’s the second son he’s lost to violence.

“Please stop. It’s killing our families, it’s destroying the fiber of our communities. We have to stop this senseless killing, because if we don’t, there’s nothing going to be left. There’s nothing going to be left,” Keith Flowers said.

I am not trying to be unkind, God knows my heart, but this father is preaching to the choir. Gang thugs don't care! Keith is making his statement to law-abiding citizens. I noticed in the preceding news story that 90% of the people shot were very young, close to 20 years old. That speaks volumes! Our youth are infested with evil today, because they have been deprived of God's Word in ungodly schools. Luciferians are behind the destruction of America! All high-level Freemasons worship Lucifer, the 99% lower initiates are woefully naive. The same is true of the CIA, U.S. government, Mormonism and other subversive and subverted groups. I am very sorry for Mr. Flowers' loss in the death of his son, and I am not belittling him in any way, God forbid. I am simply pointing out that it is not going to change anything to make statements about how people need to stop shooting each other. Children need the Word of God!

Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself

If you don't allow thoughts of greed to dwell in your mind, then those thoughts cannot fester. No one suddenly goes out and purchases a life insurance policy on their spouse, and then plots to murder them in a clever way to make it look like an accident. Long before such wickedness came into that person's mind, there was already a heart of greed and ungodliness. The major underlying personal theme that I take away from the whole Forensic Files series is the following passage of Scripture from the Holy Bible...

Matthew 22:35-40, “Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

That is the great truth that needs to be engrained into the minds of children, every single day of their school years. If I had my way, every child would recite this passage of Scripture along with their teacher every day, at the beginning of each class, so that it would be so engrained in their soul, that it would be a permanent part of their soul for the rest of their life. Children today don't love God. Their parents who grew up in America's Godless public school system, don't love God. Their grandparents, who grew up in America's ungodly school system after 1963, don't love God. Anyone in the United States today under the age of 74, didn't hear the inspired Word of God read in a public school. That is why crime is epidemic today across the United States, and it can be truthfully said of our culture:

2nd Timothy 3:1-5, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

I am going to preach the truth until I can no longer do so—THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS THE ANSWER!!!!!!!

Everyone who is guilty of hurting another human being, to provide the heinous crime to make another episode of Forensic Files, failed to heed the Bible's command to LOVE GOD and LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR! The two greatest commandments in the Word of God are to LOVE GOD, and LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR. Don't ever forget that truth and you won't go astray! As Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) said—these two commandments are really just one—TO LOVE! If we fall in love with our Maker, and allow God to love us, and allow God to love our fellow man through us, then we will never intentionally harm another human being. Amen! I sure hope somebody is listening.

Whatever comes our way. Whatever battle we have raging inside us. We always have a choice. It's the choices that make us who we are, and we can always choose to do what is right.

Love, Forgive, Help, Work And Pray

1st Corinthians 10:12, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

Every Christian believer needs to be on-guard against sin continually, because anyone is capable of committing the worst sins under the right circumstances. That is what I mean by my article title: “Love, Forgive, Help, Work And Pray.” No one is above sin! NO ONE! The Bible admonishes us to take heed if we are misled to think we are doing okay, because we could commit an unthinkable crime just like the criminals we read about. Every criminal at one time was a law-abiding citizen! Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” That Bible verse means to deal with the small sinful thoughts in your mind, before they grow into evil behavior! I want to think right, do right, and live right, to please God and stay out of trouble. I want to: “Love, Forgive, Help, Work And Pray.” If you maintain that godly attitude—of always loving others, and forgiving everyone, and helping everyone, and working honestly to stay busy, and praying for God's power and protection from evil—you will joyously prosper in the Christian life. There is no joy like knowing you are right with God and man. I want to live in such a way that no one can justly accuse me of doing evil. ...

1st Peter 4:15-17, “But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

Quite often, I have web visitors confide in me that they are struggling with the sins of lust, hatred, pornography, pride, rebellion, et cetera. I always try to help them in a spirit of meekness. Galatians 6:1, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” The Bible teaches us in 2nd Corinthians 10:5, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Here we learn how to live right! When a sinful thought enters into our mind, we are supposed to CAST DOWN THAT THOUGHT with the inspired Word of God (i.e., the King James Bible). By doing that, you prevent the Devil from filling your heart to do evil.

I refuse to have a garbage pail for a mind. Anyone can choose to live right! In the Old Testament, Job was a godly man who purposed in his heart to think and live right. Job 31:1, “I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?” I receive e-mails from young men who are struggling with lust and pornography. That is a very dangerous vice! The way to handle it is to take control of your thought-life and abstain from fleshly lusts. 1st Peter 2:11, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” The Bible commands men to abstain from the lusts of the flesh. To look at filthy images is a CHOICE! Until you start making the right choices, you'll never gain victory over any sin. Each time you make the wrong sinful choice, it makes it a little easier to make another sinful choice, until you turn evil, and eventually you'll be the next episode of Forensic Files! Behind every tragedy in human character is a slow process of wicked thinking!

Christians Are Pilgrims Not Settlers On Earth

It is important for every believer to embrace the mindset that this temporary world is not our home. Don't get too comfortable down here. Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) preached a wonderful sermon titled: “Don't Get Adjusted,” in which sermon he makes the truthful statement: “YOU LOSE OUT WHEN YOU GET ADJUSTED DOWN HERE!” I hate this wicked world! I am so sick and tired of the sin, the filth, and the ungodly transgendered homosexual agenda that is as a disease upon society today, sick of it all!!! Even so, come, Lord Jesus!!! Heaven is our home where we will ultimately settle (John 14:1-3). The heathen world places all emphasis on this earthly life, living for the moment with no thought of facing the Eternal God someday. As believers, we are commanded to—“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:2-3). Oh, how Christians fail to follow the Lord's instruction in the Scriptures! When believers fret and worry and complain and focus on making money, “they are  choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection” (Luke 8:14). Carnal believers aren't soulwinners!

All we hear about nowadays is that everyone should accept and respect the rights of homosexuals. The heart of the matter is God. What does God think? What does God say in His Holy Word? You've got the righteous speaking out against the evils of homosexuality, as the Bible tells us to do. Ephesians 5:10-12, “Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” A man sodomizing another man's anus is a work of darkness! I am grossed out and sickened when I hear pastors of churches legitimizing the LGBTQ community, such as did Southern Baptist Convention president J.D. Greear. Proverbs 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.”

Kindly, I heard Tim Cook, the present CEO of Apple computer say publicly: “Being gay is God's greatest gift to me.” God calls Tim Cook a liar! Proverbs 28:9, “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” We are living in extremely wicked times, in which ungodly reprobates are elevating their own ungodly human lusts over the inspired Words of God. That is so wrong! Judges 21:25, “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that a human being in a mother's womb is not yet a life, so it can be killed. God calls it murder (Exodus 20:13). ABORTION: HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD!!! It is hard to even imagine how a society could ever become so ungodly, uncaring, indifferent, calloused and far from God, that their leaders could justify murdering human life. And now in many states infanticide is legal, where a child is murdered while being delivered, and in Illinois, after leaving the womb. Ungodly State Of Illinois Declares Open Season On Children: Removes All Bans On Abortions!

Rejection And Persecution Normal For Godly Believers

2nd Timothy 3:12, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” I am going to quote a rather lengthy passage from 1st Peter, to help you see the full context of what the apostle Peter is teaching us. The Bible teaches that when a Christian separates from their old life of sin, and from their old worldly acquaintances, they will think it strange, criticizing us and persecuting us in many cases. ...

1st Peter 4:1-5 and 12-17, “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot [sinful partying], speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick [saved] and the dead [unsaved]. ...Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”

The Bible admonishes Christians not to be surprised that worldly people hate us, persecute us and separate from us over our faith and stand for Christ. Jesus said in John 15:19 that if we were of the world, they would receive us; but because we are not of the world, we are followers of Christ our Savior, the world hates us. John 7:7 says they really hate Jesus, and that they see Christ in us. The world hates Jesus Christ!!!

In Everything Gives Thanks!

1st Thessalonians 5:18, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Jesus miraculously healed ten men afflicted with the horrible incurable disease of leprosy. Today there is a cure for leprosy, since the 1940's, but in Bible times there wasn't and it was a much feared disease. Unbelievably, only one man had enough gratitude to come back  to thank the Lord. Luke 17:17, “And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?” There are 86,400 seconds in each day, have you thanked God even once today for His abundant blessings? We ought to thank God continually for our food, comforts, family, salvation, the Holy Bible and manifold gifts that most people take for granted. James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Every good thing in your life comes from God, whether you acknowledge that fact or not. And also, within God's permissive will, everything bad that happens in our lives is allowed by God, which is a difficult truth to embrace. We live in a fallen world because of sin, beginning with Adam (Romans 5:12). When Adam chose to sin, he opened the floodgate of sin and death upon the world. This is why bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people, and life is not fair!

Christians ought to be mindful of our blessings, especially in America where we have been blessed beyond all expectations compared to most of the impoverished world. Just the privilege and opportunity to go out to eat, in a fancy restaurants like Chilies or Burger King (that's fine dining to me), is something that most people living in the world cannot enjoy. We take so much for granted in America. We are so spoiled. It is a crying shame and the epitome of utter ingratitude—that amidst all these incredible blessings, liberty and modern comforts from God—that Americans are sinfully steeped into sexual immorality, 60 million children murdered by abortion, homosexuals marriages and all manner of filth, evil and wickedness!!! God deserves so much better, but Americans treat Him like garbage! We really do as a people! How do you think God feels that we have allowed our government to remove and ban the Holy Bible from children's lives? Honestly, so you have any idea how detrimental that has been to our nation? The Bible is the Sacred Book, the only Book in existence that teaches mankind to LOVE, yet hateful and ungodly reprobates have used stupid excuses to rid children of the only chance they have of growing up to become a loving human being!

Living a Joyous Christian Life

I suffer in constant chronic neck pain. My wife divorced me against my will in 2006, and I have lived alone ever since in the Lord (1st Corinthians 7:27). I have forgiven her completely, but as Dr. Jack Hyles wisely said: Divorce is a sin that perpetuates for a lifetime. I lost well over $100,000 as a result of the divorce. I lost my home after the divorce and have rented since. I lost my retirement. I lost my pets. I lost most of my possessions. I could go on and on for hours describing all the pain, loss, suffering and heartache in my life over the past 20 years. Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. exposes the evils of divorce in his excellent sermon titled: The Devastating Demon That Destroys Families. I am as much a sinner as my former wife, so I do not point fingers. There are no perfect marriages. God says when you marry someone, you become one with them, so as far as I'm concerned her sins throughout our marriage were my sins too. WE HAVE SINNED!

Albeit, despite my misery, problems, pain and broken heart, I have the joy of the Lord in my soul. I have peace like a river. Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” I love that Bible verse! That is a solemn promise from our great God. The Lord promises perfect peace to the believer whose mind dwells and remains upon God. Psalms 1:1-2, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” The Bible says the reason why we have perfect peace is because we trust the Lord. Perfect peace comes from trusting God in everything! I choose to love, forgive, help, work and pray in the Lord, instead of worry, complain, hate harbor bitterness and place God on trial. I am going to continue to trust the Lord, though He slay me. Job 13:15, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.” I am going to love everybody. I choose to forgive everyone even before they ask. I am trying by God's grace to help as many people as I can. I labor night and day for the Lord. I pray because Jesus said without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). I need God's help in everything I do. Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Everywhere I go today, I meet people who have contempt for Christians, churches and the Holy Bible, but they claim to love God. They are deceived. Nobody loves God who despises the King James Bible! Although many churches are corrupt, THE CHURCH has never been (nor ever could be) corrupted. Likewise, the INCORRUPTIBLE WORDS OF GOD cannot be corrupted (1st Peter 1:23). The corrupted modern Bible versions are NOT God's inspired Words. You can change the truth of God into a lie all you want (Romans 1:25), but you cannot change THE TRUTH! ...

“The best thing in the world to do is stay behind truth. I don't care how much it hurts. I don't care how much pain it is. Or how much the kids don't like it, or anybody don't like it—YOU STAY BEHIND TRUTH!!! Why? Cause it's right! And it'll protect you! And if the leader goes down, the followers are gonna follow...” —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the sermon, Truth Vs. Change.

Listen to me dear reader, whatever your hang up may be—whether it be struggling with sin, religious scrupulosity, finding God's will, depression or confusion—get into the Scriptures and you will grow! 1st Timothy 4:13-15, “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.” When somebody tells me that they are struggling with sin, I always point them toward the Holy Bible. Psalms 119:9, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.” You cannot heed God's Word if you are not familiar with the contents of God's Word. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!!!

It was 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harris (1833-1901) who wisely said:

“If you take out of your statutes, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?” —Benjamin Harrison, Twenty third President

Dear friend, The Holy Bible Has Always Been The Answer. Would to God that we still had that kind of wisdom today in leadership. I have been watching the Forensic Files, and in nearly every case of a person being convicted of First Degree Murder, the state refuses to use capital punishment. That is the sordid wisdom of this foolish and ungodly world. I am 100% for capital punishment, because that is God's wisdom. Please read: “THE CASE FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: HOW IT SAVED MY LIFE” (a needful doctrinally sound book by Dr. Max D. Younce). The foolish world never comes to their senses! 2nd Timothy 3:7, “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” The newsmedia reports the problem. Career professionals study the problem. Talk shows exploit the problem. Government legislates the problem. Police control the problem. HUMANITY IS THE PROBLEM!

“Our society has abandoned the Bible, and is hopelessly lost to try to figure out its own problems!” —Pastor Danny Castle, a truthful quote from the needful MP3 sermon titled, "ABORTION!"

I thank God for His precious inspired Word in the King James Bible, which is our Lamp. Psalms:119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Humanity is the problem, because of our inherent sinful nature. The answer is the 'GOOD NEWS' (GOSPEL) of the Lord Jesus Christ crucified on the cross for our sins, buried and bodily resurrected the third day for our justification! John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”


Souls Are Dying!

How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)

Mark 1:15: “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

“The mark of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)

Mark 11:22, And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Ye Must Be Born Again! | You Need HIS Righteousness!