DAVID A. MCMILLEN

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I AM AN 80 YEAR OLD MALE, BORN AGAIN, CHRISTIAN WITH A LOVE FOR JESUS. I DO NOT GET OUT MUCH ANYMORE BUT FIND THAT TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE LOVE JESUS HAS FOR THEM IS NOT ONLY WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO BUT SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS.

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"CAN YOU RAISE THE DEAD?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-25

HOW GREAT WAS IT WHEN JESUS RAISED THE WIDOW'S SON FROM THE DEAD.  JUST READ AND ENJOY.  LUKE 7:11-15 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.” Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!”The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.         



 

NOW READ THE NEXT VERSE AND SEE WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT US.  John 14:12 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do ; because I go unto my Father."  IF WE DON'T CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR FAITH BY STAYING IN HIS WORD, WE WILL NEVER COMPLETE THE THINGS HE HAS INSTRUCTED US TO DO.  

 


CAN YOU IMAGINE THE REVIVAL WE WOULD HAVE IF WE ALL WENT OUT AND HEALED PEOPLE OR RAISED THEM FROM THE DEAD.  HE SAID WE WOULD DO GREATER WORKS THAN HE DID.  IT IS ABOUT TIME WE TOOK HIM AT HIS WORD.  CAN YOU RAISE SOMEONE FROM THE DEAD?  JESUS SAYS YOU CAN.  ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE HIM?


GOD BLESS YOU ALL. 


"HEARING GOD'S VOICE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-25

Hearing God's Voice


June 25th




John 10:2-3 'But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.'



JOHN 10:1-21



This verse promises all who are God's sheep that they not only can, but that they do, hear His voice. Many born-again people doubt the truth of this statement based on their experience. They don't think they can hear God's voice. However, the Word of God is true - not our experience.

The harmony between what this verse says and what our experiences say is that it is our new born-again spirit that hears God's voice. Although God has spoken and still does speak in an audible voice at times, very few people experience this. God speaks to our inner person (spirit) and our inner person hears Him. The problem comes when we aren't sensitive to, or controlled by, our spirit but are walking in the vanity of our mind. The Bible calls this walking in the flesh instead of the Spirit (Gal. 5:16-18).

Man is a spirit, soul, and body. Our spirits are as perfect as they will ever be in heaven. If we will change our thinking so that we believe what God says in His Word about who we are and what we have, then this agreement between our spirit and soul forms a majority and our flesh will experience the life of God that has been deposited in our spirits.

Prayer, Bible study, fasting, fellowship, etc. are ways of refocusing our mind's attention away from the voice of this world and back to the voice of our Shepherd who is constantly communicating with our spirit. If we fail to renew our minds, we can live our entire time on this earth without experiencing the abundant life that Jesus provided for us. Listen, and you will hear His voice speak to you through His Word today.


"ARE YOU AFRAID TO DIE?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-24

WHEN I WAS WATCHING A FOOTBALL GAME LAST SEASON AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT "THE WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD",  ONE OF THE MEN SAID HE HAD TALK WITH WALTER BEFORE HE DIED IN 1999 AND ASK HIM IF HE WAS AFRAID OF DEATH.  HE SAID WALTER SAID "SURE I AM SCARED, I'VE NEVER DIED BEFORE".  







I GOT TO THINKING ABOUT THIS AND THE STORY CAME TO MIND ABOUT THE DOG IN THE VET'S OFFICE THAT RUSHED RIGHT IN WHEN THE DOOR WAS OPENED. JUST THEN, MY WIFE CAME OUT OF HER BEDROOM AND OUR TWO DOGS WERE SO HAPPY THEY COULDN'T KEEP STILL. THEY BOTH KNEW THAT SHE WAS IN THERE AND I KNOW THAT IF I HAD OPENED HER DOOR, THEY WOULD HAVE RUSHED IN WITHOUT HESITATION. THIS TO ME IS WHAT DEATH WILL BE LIKE.  I KNOW MY MASTER IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH'S DOOR AND WHEN THAT DOOR IS OPEN, I WILL RUSH IN WITHOUT HESITATION.  NO BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE AFRAID OF DEATH.




THINK OF IT THIS WAY. DEATH IS HOW JESUS GETS US DRESSED FOR HEAVEN.  WE CAN'T GO INTO HIS PRESENTS WITH OUR CORRUPTED BODIES SO JESUS GIVES US A NEW ONE.  WHEN WE CLOSE OUR EYES FOR THE LAST TIME ON THIS EARTH, WE WILL OPEN OUR NEW EYES LOOKING ON HIS FACE.  WE HAVE MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO.  LOOK WHAT 1ST CORINTHIANS 2:9 SAYS "But as it is written , Eye hath not seen , nor ear heard , neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."  IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT TRIP AND JUST THINK, JESUS HAS ALREADY PAID FOR OUR TICKET.  I AM READY TO GO, HOW ABOUT YOU?



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.





"JESUS FOUND HIM" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-24

Jesus Found Him


June 24th




John 9:35 'Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?'



JOHN 9:35



It is one thing to seek God; it is quite another thing to have God seek you. Jesus sought this man out when others had forsaken him. The acceptance of Jesus is worth more than everything this world has to offer This is what enables the believer to endure and even leap for joy amidst persecution.

When our sufferings in Christ abound, then the consolation of Christ abounds much more. Notice that this man's parents, who knew the truth, but refused to share it for fear of persecution, did not have Jesus seeking them out (Jn. 9:22). They chose the company of the hypocritical scribes and Pharisees, which is exactly what they got.

Even though the believer is redeemed and delivered from many afflictions that were a result of sin and its power, we are still called to partake in what the scriptures call the 'sufferings or afflictions of Christ' (2 Cor. 1:5; Col. 1:24). However, these afflictions are not sickness and poverty as some religious teachings suggest. These afflictions are described as the 'fellowship of sufferings' that the believer will encounter for doing the will of God, or the sufferings brought on by one's allegiance to Christ.

Persecution for righteousness' sake is not something that we can rebuke (2 Tim. 3:12). We must remember that as we live godly lives, suffering will follow. The Apostle Peter reminds us that these trials of our faith will result in praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 1:7). Jesus' comfort, strength, help, and love are ready to 'overflow' into every 'trial' that we face if we will only look to Him (Heb. 12:2).


ONE OF MY GRANDSON TOLD ME THAT HE WAS BEING PAID "UNDER THE TABLE" THEREFORE HE WAS NOT GOING TO PAY INCOME TAX ON THAT MONEY.  I ASK HIM IF HE KNEW THAT WAS A SIN BECAUSE HE WOULD BE LYING WHEN THEY ASKED HIM HOW MUCH DID HE EARN.  I KNOW MANY PEOPLE DO CHEAT ON THEIR TAXES, IN MANY WAYS, AND I WILL HAVE TO ADMIT I HAVE DONE IT ALSO.  I HAVE EVEN TRIED TO JUSTIFY IT BY SAYING THAT I WAS TAXED TOO MUCH OR THAT I HAD PAID ENOUGH DURING THE YEAR TO TAKE CARE OF MY SHARE.  THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN TRUE BUT THE PROBLEM I HAD WAS LYING ON SOME OF THE QUESTIONS AND AMOUNTS.  WE CONSIDER LYING AS A "LITTLE" SIN BUT IT IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH WHAT WE CALL "MAJOR" SINS LIKE MURDER, BUT SIN IS SIN.  LOOK WHAT REVELATION 21:8 SAYS ABOUT LYING. "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."






DID YOU KNOW THAT JESUS PAID TAXES?  WE ALL KNOW HE PAID HIS FAIR SHARE BUT LOOK WHAT THE JEWS TRIED TO DO.  THEY COULDN'T TRIP HIM UP ON RELIGIOUS THINGS SO THEY DECIDED TO TRY TO TRIP HIM UP ON PAYING TAXES.  IF THEY COULD, THEY COULD HAVE DELIVERED HIM TO PILATE.  LET'S LOOK AT WHAT JESUS SAYS TO PETER IN MATTHEW 17:24-27 AFTER PETER WAS ASKED BY THOSE WHO RECEIVED TAXES IF JESUS PAID TAXES. 

 

"And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee."



DID YOU SEE THAT MIRACLE?   LET'S LOOK CLOSELY AT IT.  THERE WAS ONLY ONE PIECE OF MONEY THAT WAS ACCEPTED TO PAY THE IMPERIAL TAX AND THAT WAS THE DENARIUS.  IT WAS A SMALL SILVER COIN ON WHICH WAS THE IMAGE OF TIBERIUS CAESAR AND READ "TIBERIUS CAESAR AUGUSTUS, SON OF THE DIVINE AUGUSTUS".  ON THE BACK SIDE IT READ "CHIEF PRIEST" WHICH WAS A CLAIM TO DIVINITY AND, AS EMPEROR, THE RIGHT TO BE WORSHIPED.  THIS WAS WHAT WAS IN THE FISHES MOUTH, EXACTLY WHAT JESUS NEEDED.



WHEN THE JEWS ASK JESUS IF IT WAS LAWFUL FOR HIM TO GIVE TRIBUTE TO CAESAR, LOOK WHAT JESUS SAID.  "WHOSE IS THIS IMAGE AND SUPERSCRIPTION?"  THEY TOLD HIM CAESAR'S.  JESUS SAID "RENDER THEREFORE UNTO CAESAR THE THINGS WHICH ARE CAESAR'S; AND UNTO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE GOD'S".  THEY COULDN'T TRIP HIM UP.



DON'T LET SATAN TRIP YOU UP.  DON'T CHEAT ON YOUR TAX RETURN.  JUST THINK ABOUT THIS STORY OF JESUS AND IF YOU NEED MONEY TO PAY YOUR TAXES, ASK HIM FOR A MIRACLE.  I DON'T THINK YOU WILL GET THE MONEY OUT OF THE MOUTH OF A FISH BUT JESUS CAN SHOW YOU THINGS THAT CAN DECREASE YOUR TAXES.  JUST ASK HIM AND TRUST HIM TO HELP YOU.  JUST DON'T COMPROMISE.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"ABOUT THOSE PHARISEES" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-23

About Those Pharisees


June 23rd




John 9:34 'They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.'



JOHN 9:34



Much of the Pharisees' problem was spiritual pride, as is very evident by this statement. They were so blinded by their arrogance that they couldn't believe anyone who hadn't been through their 'seminary' could teach them anything.

The name 'Pharisees' comes from a Hebrew word meaning 'separate.' This term was applied to this sect because of its extreme devotion to the Mosaic law and commitment to leading a separated life. This was a reaction of the devout Jews who came back to Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity, and saw the pagan customs and influences of the Babylonians everywhere. Not only their religion but their identity as a nation was being threatened. The Pharisees were patriots as well as religious zealots, who in the beginning served a very needed function in the Jewish nation which was struggling for survival. However, over the centuries the Pharisees had departed from the Mosaic law and had written their own interpretations of the law - interpretations which they held to be God-inspired and equal to that of Moses. In Jesus' day this group was characterized by hypocrisy and self-righteousness. They, as a whole, persecuted Jesus and His followers and received the Lord's most stinging rebukes.

The Pharisees, like many people today, were ignorant of achieving right standing (righteousness) with God through the simple act of receiving His forgiveness by faith and were trying to earn salvation by their own acts. No one can fulfill God's commands (Rom. 3:23) except Jesus (Heb. 4:15). Therefore, to be righteous, we must put our faith in what He has done for us.


"WE ARE THE WORD" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-22
WHAT IS "THE WORD?  WELL, THE BIBLE SAYS IT IS JESUS.  JOHN 1:14 TELLS US THAT "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."  THE REASON I SAY THAT "WE SHOULD BE" IS BECAUSE OF WHAT IT SAYS IN 1ST JOHN 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.  AS JESUS IS, SO ARE WE.  SO, IF HE IS "THE WORD" WE SHOULD BE ALSO.




THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS IT IS A "SEED".  LUKE 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.  WE SHOULD BE PLANTING GOD'S SEED WHEREVER WE GO.  YOU MIGHT THINK YOU HAVE TO BE A MINISTER OR EVANGELIST OR TEACHER TO DO THIS.  WELL, WE ALL SHOULD BE ALL OF THESE.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A BIG CONGREGATION OR FOLLOWING TO DO THIS.  JUST TELL YOUR NEIGHBOR ABOUT JESUS.  TALK ABOUT JESUS WHILE YOU ARE SHOPPING OR OUT TO LUNCH OR DINNER.  WE ALL CAN PLANT A SEED IN MANY WAYS.



IN EPHESIANS 6 IT TALKS ABOUT A "SWORD" BEING "THE WORD". IT SAYS "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God".  IT IS NOT JUST ALRIGHT TO SAY THAT THE WORD IS A SWORD, USE IT. HEBREWS 4:12 SAYS "the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." THAT IS A LOT OF POWER BUT IF YOU DON'T USE IT, WHAT GOOD IS IT?



IT IS ABOUT TIME WE ALL REALIZE WHO WE ARE IN JESUS AND DO WHAT HE HAS TOLD US TO DO.  IF YOU THINK GOD CAN'T USE YOU, JUST REMEMBER HE USES THE UNUSABLE.  JUST THINK OF SOME OF THE MEN GOD USED.  JUST A FEW OF THE BIG ONES.....MOSES STUTTERED, DAVID HAD AN AFFAIR AND EVEN MURDERED, AND JONAH RAN FROM GOD.  AND LETS' DON'T FORGET PETER, HE DENIED JESUS.  SO, DON'T TELL GOD THAT YOU ARE UNUSABLE, ASK HIM TO MAKE YOU USABLE AND THEN GO OUT AND DO WHAT HE SAYS.



AS YOU KNOW, THE WORD OF GOD IS ALSO THE BIBLE.  WATCH WHATEVER YOU DO BECAUSE YOU MIGHT BE THE ONLY BIBLE SOMEONE WILL EVER READ. THERE ARE PEOPLE YOU, AND YOU ALONE, CAN REACH FOR JESUS. TALK TO THEM.  DON'T LET THEM DIE WITHOUT HIM.  IT IS UP TO ALL OF US.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"IT'S WHO YOU KNOW" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-22

It's Who You Know


June 22nd




John 9:30 'The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.'



JOHN 9:28-30



The 'acid test' of whether or not someone is of God is by his actions. Jesus' actions were so miraculous and overwhelmingly consistent with God's Word that any reservations about whether or not He was of God should have been set aside. But, as in Mark 7:13, they had exalted their own traditions above God's Word, thereby making the Word of God of no effect in their own lives. Just as in this instance nearly two thousand years ago, theologians today are sometimes the last to accept a move of God if it violates their traditional beliefs. 'The common people heard him gladly' (Mk. 12:37). 'Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth' (1 Cor. 8:1).

In spiritual matters, a person can educate himself in theology to the degree that it does more harm than good. It is possible to win a theological battle and yet lose the war for a person's heart. Arguments over points of theology often distract from the more important issues. There is no premium on ignorance, but love is infinitely superior to knowledge. We should learn all we can, but we must make our knowledge a servant to love. 'The greatest of these is love' (1 Cor. 13:13).

If anyone's quest for knowledge leads them away from knowing God, then it would have been preferable for them to stay ignorant. What we know is not as important as who we know (speaking of the Lord). Our most important goal in life must be to love God and be known of Him.


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