“A Sword”


Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 It is the “word” of God in the Bible that cuts to the heart of any matter. The “word” is living and powerful as it judges a person’s heart, its thoughts and intensions. This awesome “word” of God, the Creator of all there is makes its judgment on our doings and it is this Biblical word that judges. As a photographer, when I buy a new camera, I have a tendency to immediately look at all the buttons and dials to visualize how it works and go about shooting photographs. The book of instructions usually sits in a drawer just in case I get into a situation that I am unfamiliar with and need direction. I did the same with the Bible for the first twenty-five years of my life and then I saw my roommate in the USAir Force seemed to be so much more joyful and favored than I was and I wondered what he had that I didn’t have. I discovered that he had been reading Gods book of instructions and as he followed the recommendations, he was blessed in ways that I could only wish for. He was following the laws which God had set in place that causes prosperity of body and soul.

As I see this whole business of walking with and not against the Lord God of this universe, I see that His wisdom and understanding of all He has created as infinitely balanced to bring about a total harmony in all things. I see that His plan is a perfect plan from the beginning. It is “us” that have brought in so much chaos and destruction. I have discovered that following His instructions does bring about a peace that passes all understanding in the natural order of things. Things just seem to work out better all-around in my life.


My suggestion, give it a try; you might just be surprised at how well His way actually works.

 ©2016 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved

“Poor, Blind and Naked”

Wilderness of the Judean Hills, Israel

2 Peter 1:19 we have the prophetic word made more sure. You will do well to pay attention to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

As I awoke this morning, I had a sense that the Lord was speaking to me about the masses in the world that do not know the God of Creation. He was saying that for them, it is like they are walking in darkness in the desert, there are no signposts and even if there were, they would be unable to see them since Satan has blinded their eyes. Since I am an American citizen, I look at America and see that there has been such a falling away from the principles of the founding fathers that it is more like Sodom and Gomorrah than the place where I grew up. The Word of God has been replaced with the words of that evil satanic culture that is destined for the Lake of Fire which I spoke of a couple of days ago. I see churches and ministries going off the rails from what the Word really says and are preaching prosperity and happiness and actually unadulterated wickedness and I find the book of Revelation speaks so very well of this generation on the whole. Revelation 3:17-22 speaks to the church in Laodicea but I see it speaking to America today, “For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

I hear the Lord saying, wake up; the day is fast approaching when you will be unable to repent for the evil of your ways. I feel like this small testament of mine is a tiny ray of light in a very dark world. So be it, I am doing what I believe the Lord has called me to do. If I can reach just one…… with the truth of God’s love.

©2016 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved

“Please Forgive Us”


2 Chronicles 6:20-21(MSG) Listen to my prayers, energetic and devout, that I’m setting before you right now. Keep your eyes open to this Temple area day and night, this place you promised to dignify with your Name. And listen to the prayers that I pray in this place. And listen to your people Israel when they pray at this place. Listen from your home in heaven and when you hear, forgive.

In just a couple of hours here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, it will be the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. It is the day of Yom Kippur when Jewish tradition asks the God of Creation to forgive their transgressions. For the Jewish people, life and God are the most important ideals in their lives. I have lived among the Jewish people now for just less than thirty years and I see their heart cry that to save a life is to save the world. This is one of the reasons when you see a natural disaster anywhere in the world, Israel is one of the first countries to rally to be of assistance, especially with medical teams and disaster relief. The biased media will hardly mention it because of their hatred and we ask forgiveness for them from our Heavenly Father as they do not know what they do to themselves when that final day comes. I honestly feel so sorry for the people of the world that are against this God of Creation, as I spoke yesterday, they do not realize where they are headed in the final judgment.

We may not be able to see into this other dimension of God but it is very real and I am convinced that this Father of Lights desires everyone on this planet to come to Him for everlasting “Life” in His Kingdom. He is well aware that just as in the days of Noah, this will not happen but He is delaying that final day in order to bring as many as will understand and be plucked from the fire, as it were, to come to Him. Thus, Lord, we plead for forgiveness as the world does not know what they do. We thank you, Father for hearing us, Amen.


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