Seedtime and Harvest”

Grain field

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

It does not take a lot of understanding to look around and see what kind of condition the world has and is becoming. There are riots and anarchy in the streets all over the world. There are vicious murders taking place everywhere and senseless acts of violence that was unheard of fifty years ago. It seems to be coming down to a world that does not want the God of creation in their lives because of all the evil in their hearts. There is lying and cheating and lust and pornography and greed in nearly every area one might see. And the Christian and Jewish heritage is hated with a passion because it shows up the truth of the lives that go against Gods eternal word. I am absolutely stunned by the violence that took place and is taking place because of the inauguration of Mr. Trump as president of the United States. I am so very blessed to be living where people take God seriously. So, I say to those who take God at His word , “Look up for your redemption draws near.”

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Truth

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Psalm 117:2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever.

It is extremely important that the Lords truth endures; otherwise everything would be in chaos. There would be no firm foundation to build anything upon. Life would be like a house of cards in every way. Even the smallest things that we know would not be stable. Can you imagine planting a few carrot seeds and at the harvest we would have some potatoes or onions and maybe a carrot or two. Nothing would be reliable. Expectations without truth would be fruitless about anything as guidelines of stability would be unreliable.

This Creator God is so infinite in all that He has created, including us. When truth is active, we can expect a result that is exactly in line with what is planted or stated. If someone tells you a truth, it can be counted on to be as declared in the end result, but if you are told a lie, the end result will not necessarily be as stated. It is still quite amazing that this God has put His words in the hearts of men to write them down so that we can have a firm foundation to rely on. The Bible is the only truly firm foundation upon which to build a life upon. It has been proven to be reliable over and over again throughout the ages.

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Outside the Garden

Outside the Garden

Genesis 4:8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

Here we find that the first born of Adam and Eve, (after being cast out of the garden), Cain, becomes a murderer as he slays his brother, the 2nd born of Eve, Able. The fall began in the garden with disobedience and the wickedness continues outside the garden. Cain, the 1st born also does something else, he lies to God when asked where his brother is and he says, I do not know. Of course he knew where his brothers’ body lay and why. Genesis 4:16-17 Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.  And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son—Enoch. Wait, where did this woman come from in the land of Nod? Could she have been one of the other children of Eve before being cast out of the garden and were all the children of that couple cast out because of Adam and Eves disobedience?

Again, to be continued …..

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