DAVID A. MCMILLEN

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I AM A 76 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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"PUT YOUR TRUST IN JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2018-05-27
"PUT YOUR TRUST IN JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD SOMEONE SAY "THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE"?  I AM SURE YOU HAVE, AS I HAVE, AND WITH OUR CARNAL MINDS, SOME THINGS REALLY DO LOOK IMPOSSIBLE.  I TOLD THIS STORY A LONG TIME AGO AND HAVE BEEN ASK TO TELL IT AGAIN.  IT IS A TRUE STORY OF AN AMAZING GODLY MAN, MY FATHER-IN-LAW, WHO HAS GONE TO BE WITH THE LORD.  ONE TIME I SAW HIM TRY TO PUT TOGETHER A STEERING COLUMN ON AN OLD FORD FALCON.  I LOOKED AT IT AND SAID THAT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THAT SHAFT TO FIT.  TO ME, IT LOOKED TOO LONG AND TOO BIG AROUND AND I KNEW IT WAS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR IT TO FIT.  I WILL GET BACK TO THIS STORY AFTER I TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT MY FATHER-IN-LAW. .



HE HAD ABOUT THE CLOSEST RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS AS ANY MAN I HAD EVER MET.  HE ONCE WAS THE CHIEF ENGINEER ON THE MISSIONARY SHIP "THE MORNING STAR", THAT TRAVELED BETWEEN TAMPA AND BELIZE, TAKING FOOD, CLOTHING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND, MOST OF ALL, JESUS TO THE PEOPLE THERE.  HE ONCE TOLD ME A STORY THAT ON ONE OF HIS TRIPS, THE ENGINE HAD STOPPED RUNNING AND HE HAD TO REPLACE A PART TO REPAIR IT.  WITH NO ENGINE, THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY AND, OF COURSE, NO LIGHTS OR AIR CONDITIONING ON THE SHIP SO ALL THE PEOPLE LEFT AND STAYED IN LOCAL HOUSING.  BEING BY HIMSELF, AND WITH NO LIGHTS, HE PLACED A MIRROR ON THE DECK AND ONE IN THE ENGINE ROOM TO SHINE LIGHT FROM THE SUN.  HE SAID THAT HE WORKED ON THE ENGINE FOR FOUR OR FIVE HOURS AND, ALTHOUGH THE SUN MOVED ACROSS THE SKY, THE LIGHT NEVER FADED FROM THAT ENGINE ROOM.  HE REPAIRED THE ENGINE AND THEY GOT ON THE WAY THE NEXT MORNING.  I BELIEVE IT WAS JUST THE LIGHT OF JESUS IN THAT ENGINE ROOM BECAUSE JESUS TELLS US IN JOHN 8:12 "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life ". 



NOW FOR THE FORD FALCON.  MY FATHER-IN-LAW SENT ME TO THE AUTO PARTS STORE FOR SOMETHING AND WHEN I GOT BACK, THE STEERING COLUMN WAS IN AND HE WAS FINISHING UP.  I ASK HIM WHAT HAPPENED AND HE SAID HE FINALLY ASK JESUS TO SHOW HIM WHAT TO DO.  HE SAID THAT THIS SHOULD BE A LESSON FOR ME TO REMEMBER.  ALWAYS GO TO JESUS FIRST WITH YOUR PROBLEMS.  HE ALWAYS KNOWS THE ANSWER.  JESUS EVEN TELLS US THIS IN MATTHEW 19:26 WHERE HE SAYS "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."   I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN THIS AND IT HAS BEEN A BLESSING FOR ME ALL MY LIFE.


IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING WHAT YOU BELIEVE TO BE AN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION, THINK AGAIN.  JUST LET THE LORD DO WHAT HE DOES BEST AND TRUST HIM.  YOU WON'T REGRET IT.


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"PETITION NOT REPETITION" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2018-05-27
"PETITION NOT REPETITION" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
Mark 8:24-25, "And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly."

MATTHEW 7:7-11; MARK 8:22-25


It was unusual for Jesus to inquire about the results of His ministry as He did in verse 23. It was even more unusual that Jesus laid hands on this man a second time. This is the only example in the New Testament where Jesus had to minister to any need more than once to affect a total healing.

Many people request things from God and then look at their circumstances to see if God answered their prayer. That is walking by sight and not by faith. If they can't "see" God's answer, then they pray again asking for the same thing. This is not the way Jesus taught us to pray and receive. We can be certain that Jesus didn't lay hands on this man a second time because He thought His Father hadn't heard Him the first the time. Since the man received partial sight, it is evident that God's healing power was at work in him. Jesus was not petitioning His Father again for healing.

Through His spirit, Jesus knew that unbelief was hindering a perfect manifestation of God's power in this man, and He simply gave him another "dose" of the anointing power of God. Satan may hinder, but cannot overcome someone who continues resisting him. Believe that you received when you prayed and continue to apply the power of God. Press in such a degree that you can confront anything that is contrary to what you have asked and overcome it. Perseverance in prayer is the key to overcoming Satan - not God.

"WHERE IS YOUR ALL THE WORLD?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2018-05-26
"WHERE IS YOUR ALL THE WORLD?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN

ISN'T IT GREAT TO KNOW THAT THE LORD HAS THOUGHT OF PEACE TOWARD US? THAT IS WHAT JEREMIAH 29:11 SAYS "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."  JUST TO THINK THAT THE LORD WHO CREATED THIS WHOLE UNIVERSE, THINKS ABOUT US.  WHEN READING THIS, WE HAVE TO REALIZE THIS WAS HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE JESUS, OUR LORD, WAS EVEN BORN.  I WOULD ASSUME THAT THE "EXPECTED END" WOULD BE OUR SALVATION AND OUR BEING ABLE TO LIVE WITH HIM THROUGHOUT ETERNITY.  THAT IS AN "expected end" I AM ENJOYING NOW.  YOU ASK HOW I CAN SAY I AM ENJOYING THE "EXPECTED END" NOW?  THE DICTIONARY SAYS THAT ETERNITY MEANS "infinite time; duration without beginning or end."  WE ARE LIVING IN ETERNITY NOW.




IN THE NEXT TWO VERSES HE TALKS ABOUT US PRAYING TO HIM AND FINDING HIM WHEN WE SEARCH WITH ALL OUR HEARTS.  VERSES 12 & 13 "Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."  WE CAN'T JUST PLAY AT BEING CHRISTIANS.  WE HAVE TO SEARCH FOR HIM WITH ALL OUR HEARTS.  WHEN WE DO FIND HIM, WE HAVE TO TRUST HIM, OBEY HIM, AND BELIEVE THAT ALL HE SAYS IS TRUE.  WE CAN DO THIS IF WE JUST STUDY HIS HOLY WORD.



WE ALL HAVE A JOB TO DO AND THAT IS TO GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL.  THIS IS WHAT JESUS TELLS US IN MARK 16:15 WHERE HE SAYS "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."  YOUR "ALL THE WORLD" MIGHT BE JUST IN THE COMMUNITY WHERE YOU LIVE, TELLING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT JESUS.  IF YOU TRAVEL A LOT, THAT COULD BE YOUR "ALL THE WORLD".  WE ALL CAN DO SOMETHING.  MY "ALL THE WORLD" IS RIGHT HERE ON MY COMPUTER PUTTING OUT A MESSAGE EVERY MORNING TELLING OF THE LOVE OF JESUS AND HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO THE HEAVEN.  



REMEMBER THE WORDS OF JESUS WHEN, IN MATTHEW 9:37, HE SAID "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few".  BE A LABORER TODAY IN YOUR "ALL THE WORLD" AND TELL SOMEONE ABOUT JESUS.  HE IS THINKING ABOUT US AND WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE THINKING ABOUT HIM AND OBEYING HIS COMMANDMENTS.  



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"SYMPTOMS OF A HARD HEART" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2018-05-26
"SYMPTOMS OF A HARD HEART" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
Mark 8:17, "And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?"

MATTHEW 16:1-12; MARK 8:11-21


Just a few days before this instance, hardened hearts caused Jesus' disciples to be amazed when they saw Jesus walk on the water to them. Here, Jesus' statements reveal some of the characteristics of someone with a hardened heart.

First, a hard heart keeps us from perceiving spiritual truths. This is why everyone in a church service hears exactly the same message yet, some will receive while others won't. It's not the Word that is the variable, but rather the condition of the hearts. A hard heart stops spiritual perception.

Second, a hardened heart stops us from understanding spiritual truth. When a person doesn't understand God's Word, Satan finds no resistance when he comes to steal it away.

Third, a hard heart keeps us from remembering. This isn't to say that we can't recall facts or scriptures. As related in Mark 8:19-20, the disciples remembered the facts of the two miraculous feedings, but they had forgotten any spiritual lessons they might have learned. Likewise, some people can quote scripture or remember what the sermon was about, but they can't perceive the spiritual life in the message or retain what they did perceive.

A hardned heart blinds us to any spiritual perception and keeps us thinking only in the natural realm. Small faith and a hardened heart are the same. Hebrews 3:12-13 parallels an evil heart of unbelief to a hardened heart. It takes great faith to keep our heart sensitive to God. Seek Him with your whole heart today.

"PUTTING GOD IN A BOX" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2018-05-25
"PUTTING GOD IN A BOX" BY DAVID MCMILLEN








HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PRAYING FOR SOMETHING BUT YOU WERE NOT SURE WHICH WAY TO PRAY?  SAY YOU HAVE TWO JOBS IN MIND AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE WILL BE THE BEST FOR YOU SO YOU ASK GOD WHICH ONE YOU SHOULD TAKE.  WHAT IF GOD DIDN'T WANT YOU TO TAKE EITHER ONE.  YOU DIDN'T GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO SAY NEITHER.












IT IS LIKE PETER.  WHEN JESUS WAS WALKING ON THE WATER OUT TO THEIR BOAT, PETER SAID LORD IF THAT IS YOU LET ME COME TO YOU ON THE WATER.  (MATTHEW 14:28 And Peter answered him and said , Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.)  WHAT WAS JESUS GOING TO SAY...NO IT IS NOT ME, PETER.  MAYBE JESUS DID NOT WANT HIM TO COME OUT TO HIM BUT ALL HE COULD SAY IS "COME".  WE SHOULD NEVER PUT GOD IN A BOX WITH OUR REQUESTS.



ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT IT IS THIS.  YOU PRAY THAT YOU WILL GET A JOB YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR AND YOU TELL GOD "IF IT BE THY WILL" LET YOU GET IT.  MAYBE IT IS HIS WILL FOR YOU TO HAVE THAT JOB, FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, BUT MAYBE THE BOSS IS NOT A CHRISTIAN AND WANTS SOMEONE ELSE.  WE ALL HAVE A FREE WILL, EVEN NON-CHRISTIANS, AND GOD WOULD NEVER GO AGAINST OUR WILL.  GOD'S WILL DOESN'T ALWAYS HAPPEN AND I CAN PROVE IT.  LOOK AT 2ND PETER 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish , but that all should come to repentance. WELL, WE KNOW THAT ALL DOES NOT COME TO REPENTANCE.  SOME REJECT JESUS AND END UP IN HELL. 


GOD IS A JUST GOD AND WILL NEVER GO AGAINST HIS WORD.  PRAYER IS JUST ONE REASON WE SHOULD BE STUDYING THE BIBLE.  HE TEACHES US HOW TO PRAY AND I BELIEVE THE REASON SOME PRAYERS ARE NOT ANSWERED IS WE PRAY WRONG.  WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH YOUR CAR, DON'T YOU CHECK THE OWNER'S MANUEL?  WELL, THE BIBLE IS OUR OWNER'S MANUEL FOR OUR LIVES.  CHECK IT OUT AND YOU WILL SEE MANY THINGS IT CAN REPAIR. 


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"JESUS CHALLENGES THE SADDUCEES" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2018-05-25
"JESUS CHALLENGES THE SADDUCEES" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
Matthew 16:1, "The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven."

MATTHEW 16:1-4


The Sadducees were a Jewish sect (Acts 5:17), of both a political and religious nature, that was best known for its opposition to the more popular party (the Pharisees), because of differences in various doctrinal and political questions. Sadducees rejected the oral tradition of the Pharisees who made a "mountain" of burdensome legislation and accepted only the written law. We are told they believed there is "no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit" (Acts 23:8). From Josephus, we learn that the Sadducees believed that the soul perishes with the body (Antiq. XVIII. 1.4) and, therefore, can receive neither penalties nor rewards in an afterlife (War II. 8.14).

The most significant mention of the Sadducees in the Gospels concerns their interview with Jesus in Jerusalem. They tried to trap Jesus with a crafty question concerning the resurrection. In His answer, Jesus accused them of not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God (Mt. 22:29). He then proceeded to quote from the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) out of Exodus 3:6 in support of the doctrine of the resurrection. The Sadducees became alarmed and decided to take action (Jn. 11:47), as Jesus posed a threat to their security and position (as in the cleansing of the temple; Mk. 11:15-18). Confronted with Jesus and His claims, the Sadducees were able to unite with their traditional enemies, the Pharisees, for the purpose of disposing of Jesus. Both parties worked together for the arrest and trial of Jesus by the Sanhedrin. These religious leaders were only aware of external actions and ignorant of the issues of the heart. Religion (man trying to approach God) will always differ with Christianity (God coming to man) in this respect. "Man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart" (1 Sam. 16:7).

"WE ARE IN CHRIST JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2018-05-24
"WE ARE IN CHRIST JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN








I KNOW I HAVE MENTIONED THIS IN SOME PREVIOUS MESSAGES BUT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ARE NOT SURE THEY WILL GO TO HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE.  THEY ARE AFRAID THEY CAN LOSE THEIR SALVATION. THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT NEVER, OR ALMOST NEVER, STUDY THEIR BIBLES.  IF I WAS NOT SURE OF SUCH AN IMPORTANT THING, I WOULD CERTAINLY BE DIGGING IN GOD'S WORD TO FIND OUT.  AND, IF I FOUND THAT I WAS NOT GOING TO HEAVEN, I WOULD GET DOWN ON MY KNEES AND REPENT AND RECEIVE JESUS.













THE SAD THING IS THAT SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE GOING TO HEAVEN THAT ARE REALLY NOT.  THEY BELIEVE THAT SINCE THEY WERE BROUGHT UP IN THE CHURCH, THEY ARE AUTOMATICALLY SAVED.  THESE PEOPLE ARE DECEIVED.  UNLESS THEY HAVE REPENTED OF THEIR SINS, ASKED JESUS TO BE THEIR SAVIOR AND BELIEVE HE DIED, WAS BURIED AND ROSE ON THE THIRD DAY, THEY ARE GOING TO HELL.  THEY NEED TO BE BAPTISED BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF JESUS' COMMANDMENTS WHERE IN MATTHEW 28:18-20 HE SAID "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."


WHAT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER IS THAT WE ARE IN JESUS AND HE IS IN US. (JOHN 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.)  ROMANS 8:38-39 TELLS US THAT NOTHING, I MEAN NOTHING, CAN SEPARATE US FROM JESUS.  (For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.)   WE WHO ARE SAVED ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.  HOWEVER, GOD DID GIVE YOU A FREE WILL AND IF YOU DECIDE YOU DO  NOT WANT JESUS TO BE YOUR SAVIOR AND REJECT HIM, HE WILL NOT GO AGAINST YOUR WILL.  HE WILL LET YOU GO TO HELL.  SIN HAS TO BE JUDGED AND HE WAS JUDGED FOR ALL OUR SINS BUT WE HAVE TO ACCEPT WHAT HE DID FOR US.  



NOW FOR THOSE WHO STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, DON'T BELIEVE ME, CHECK IT OUT YOURSELF.  IT IS ALL IN YOUR BIBLE AND IF YOU STILL HAVE PROBLEMS ABOUT THIS, EITHER YOU DON'T BELIEVE GOD'S WORD OR YOU ARE NOT BORN AGAIN.  EITHER ONE IS NOT GOOD.  TRUST GOD'S WORD AND HAVE THAT PEACE IN YOUR HEART THAT JESUS WANTS YOU TO HAVE.  ARE YOU TRUSTING HIM?  


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK
Mark 8:12, "And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation."

MARK 8:11-13


The Greek word used here for "sighed deeply" means an intense grieving, inaudible prayer, or groan. This is intercession of the Holy Spirit, with groanings that cannot be uttered. Some Spirit-filled Christians believe this means groanings that cannot be uttered in normal speech and that this refers to speaking in tongues. However, this actually refers to a type of intercession different than speaking in tongues.

In John 11:33 and 38, Jesus groaned in the Spirit twice, and in those cases there were no words uttered. It was exactly as the Scripture states, a groaning in the Spirit. Everyone who has the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit has or will have this happen to them. Paul was referring to this in Galatians 4:19 when he spoke of travailing in birth for the Galatians. This groaning of the Holy Spirit is not just a grief but a groan of anger and resistance against Satan's devices in our lives. Many times, Christians don't discern this because they think it is just their own grief over the situation. But, this is the Holy Spirit desiring to intercede with us against our problems.

Jesus drew on this ministry of the Holy Spirit. John 11:33 and 38 says, that Jesus groaned in the Spirit twice when He raised Lazarus from the dead. What infirmity did Jesus have that He needed this ministry of the Holy Spirit? Jesus had no sin, but He did have an infirmity. It was His physical mind.

Even a sinless human mind could not comprehend raising a man from the grave after four days. If Jesus needed the Holy Spirit to help Him when He didn't know how to pray, then this should certainly be an important ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

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