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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DO YOU REMEMBER THE PARABLE IN LUKE 18 ABOUT THE UNJUST JUDGE AND THE WIDOW WHO CONTINUALLY SOUGHT HIM TO AVENGE HER?  THIS IS NOT COMPARING GOD TO THIS UNJUST JUDGE BUT JUST THE OPPOSITE.  JESUS IS CONTRASTING GOD'S WILLINGNESS TO ANSWER OUR PRAYERS WITH THIS UNJUST JUDGE'S UNWILLINGNESS.







WE DON'T HAVE TO CONTINUALLY BOTHER GOD TO ANSWER OUR PRAYERS LIKE THIS WIDOW DID THE UNJUST JUDGE.  GOD LOVES US AND ANSWERS ALL OUR PRAYERS IF WE ASK ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.  JESUS TELLS US THIS IN MATTHEW 7:7-8 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."  



THE PROBLEM IS THAT WE DON'T BELIEVE HE HAS OR WILL ANSWER OUR PRAYERS.  WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT AS SOON AS WE PRAY, ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, THAT PRAYER IS ANSWERED. HE DIDN'T SAY ASK AND IT MIGHT BE GIVEN UNTO YOU. HE SAID IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU.  AS TO WHETHER WE WILL BENEFIT FROM THAT ANSWER IS UP TO US.  IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT WHEN YOU PRAYED, YOU COULD HAVE SAVED YOUR BREATH IN PRAYING.  LOOK WHAT JESUS SAYS IN MARK 11:24 "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."



LET ME ASK YOU THIS, IF GOD ANSWERED YOUR PRAYER TODAY, WOULD YOU BE READY TO RECEIVE IT?  THINK ABOUT THAT.  HAVE YOU MADE PLANS FOR WHEN YOUR PRAYER IS MANIFESTED TO YOU?  IT HAS BEEN ANSWERED AND YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR FAITH AND BELIEVE.  IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT, WHY WOULDN'T YOU MAKE PLANS?  GOD HAS DONE HIS PART AND THE REST IS UP TO US.  YOUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED AND THEY ARE JUST WAITING IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM FOR YOU TO HAVE THE FAITH TO HAVE THEM MANIFESTED IN TO THE NATURAL REALM.  RECEIVE YOUR ANSWER TODAY AS IT IS UP TO YOU.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.





"SONSHIP OR SLAVERY" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-15

Sonship Or Slavery


June 15th




John 8:34 'Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.'



JOHN 8:34-36



The devil has been deceiving the world about sin since the Garden of Eden when he told Eve that through sin she could be like God. Time has proven, not only to Eve, but to each one of us, that this is not true. Sin brings death and not life. Jesus is making it clear that sin enslaves. We become slaves not only to the sin itself, but also to the author of sin, the devil. We are either servants of God through obedience or servants of the devil through sin.

Jesus is likening the bondage that sin produces to slavery, while comparing the freedom that comes through serving God to being a beloved son. No one would doubt that being a son is better than being a slave. Likewise, obeying God is better than yielding to sin. True freedom is found only in serving God. There is a false freedom that Satan has been promoting since the Garden of Eden. He has deceived all of us at one time or another into thinking that God is a tyrant who really doesn't want us to enjoy life and consequently has told us not to do certain things. Because we believe this lie, we disobey God (or sin) in the name of freedom.

However, the Word of God and personal experience conclusively prove that the wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). Jesus is stripping sin of any glamour with which the devil may disguise it. Sin brings bondage. The only true freedom is found in Jesus. Jesus not only dealt with the original sin that contaminated the human race, but He also dealt with each individual act of sin. Even if an individual could stop all sinning, he could not change his sin nature with which he was born. That's the reason we must be born again.


"GOD'S LITTLE ONES" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-14

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF YOURSELF AS ONE OF GOD'S LITTLE ONES? WELL YOU ARE. LUKE 17:2 SAYS "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."  GOD TAKES IT PERSONALLY WHEN SOMEONE HURTS ONE OF HIS CHILDREN.  IT SAYS IN ROMANS 12-19 "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written , Vengeance is mine; I will repay , saith the Lord."




SAUL OF TARSUS, (HIS ROMAN FAMILY NAME WAS PAULUS OR PAUL) WAS PERSECUTING THE JEWS AND EVEN HAD LETTERS FROM THE SANHEDRIN GIVING HIM THE AUTHORITY TO DO THIS.  HE EVEN HELD THE CLOTHES OF THOSE WHO STONED STEPHEN TO DEATH.  WHEN HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO DAMASCUS, JESUS SAID TO HIM, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"  WHEN WE PERSECUTE ONE OF GOD'S CHILDREN, IT IS PERSECUTING GOD, HIMSELF.

 

THINK ABOUT THIS WHEN YOU ARE PERSECUTING SOMEONE.  THE DEFINITION OF PERSECUTE IS "In a general sense, to pursue in a manner to injure, vex or afflict; to harass with unjust punishment or penalties for supposed offenses; to inflict pain from hatred or malignity." ALSO REMEMBER WHEN WE WOULD LIKE TO FIGHT BACK THAT GOD IS TO FIGHT OUR BATTLES.  HE WILL DO A MUCH BETTER JOB THAN WE COULD EVER DO. THINK ABOUT THIS......IF THERE IS NO GOD WHO WILL FIGHT FOR US, THEN TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK WOULD DO NO GOOD.  BUT, IF THERE IS A GOD WHO PROMISES THAT HE WILL TAKE CARE OF THOSE THINGS AND HE WILL REPAY, THEN US DOING IT SHOWS A LACK OF FAITH IN GOD. BE STRONG AND KNOW THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL.

 

DON'T LET SATAN ROB YOU.  THE BIBLE SAYS RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.  USE THE POWER YOU HAVE.  1ST JOHN 4:4 SAYS "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."  BE THANKFUL THAT YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD.

 

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.


"JESUS PAID IT ALL" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-14

Jesus Paid It All


June 14th




John 8:28 'Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.'



JOHN 8:12-30



This is the second of three times that Jesus spoke of Himself being 'lifted up' (1st - Jn. 3:14; 3rd - Jn. 12:32-33). As the scripture explains in John 12:33, this was a reference to crucifixion as the means of His death. The lifting up is speaking of being lifted up from the earth and suspended on a cross in crucifixion. The Jews understood that Jesus was speaking of death.

The crucifixion didn't just happen. It was planned by God. Does this mean that God bears all responsibility and those who were actually instrumental in the rejection and crucifixion of Jesus are not guilty? Not at all. Jesus came to the earth to die in our place and thereby purchase redemption for us. That was His plan but He didn't force anyone to fulfill it. His ministry and message placed Him in direct opposition with the devil and his followers. Their hatred for Jesus caused them of their own free will to crucify Jesus.

God, in all His wisdom, simply knew what man would do and He determined to use their rejection of His Son to accomplish His will. He never controls our will to accomplish His.

If a person truly understands the message of the cross, then he understands grace. Jesus didn't just make a token sacrifice for us. He paid it all. There's no sacrifice that we can make that will add to or replace the sacrifice of Christ. He did it all, and we can thank Him forever!


"WHAT WOULD YOU DO" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-13

ARE YOU READY TO DIE FOR JESUS?  IF SOMEONE HELD A GUN TO YOUR HEAD AND TOLD YOU THAT THEY WOULD SHOOT YOU IF YOU DIDN'T DENY JESUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO.  I WOULD HOPE THAT WE ALL WOULD HAVE THE COURAGE TO NEVER DENY HIM.  DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE PLACES THAT THINGS LIKE THIS ARE HAPPENING ALL THE TIME.  WE ARE SO BLESSED THAT WE CAN STUDY GOD'S WORD WITHOUT THE THREAT OF BEING KILLED.  THE SAD THING IS THAT THERE ARE SOME CHRISTIANS THAT DON'T EVEN READ THEIR BIBLE EVERY DAY AND OTHERS NOT AT ALL.  HOW CAN THIS BE?



I WAS READING ABOUT STEPHEN THIS MORNING AND FOUND A FEW THINGS I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT HIM.  I KNEW THAT HE HAD BEEN STONED BUT DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS THE FIRST MARTYR OF CHRISTIANITY.  HE WAS A DEACON IN THE EARLY CHURCH AT JERUSALEM AND AROUSED THE ENMITY OF MEMBERS OF VARIOUS SYNAGOGUES BY HIS TEACHINGS OF JESUS.  HE WAS ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY AND AT HIS TRIAL HE MADE A SPEECH DENOUNCING THE JEWISH AUTHORITIES WHO WERE JUDGING HIM AND THEY SENTENCED HIM TO BE STONED TO DEATH.



DO YOU BELIEVE STEPHEN FELT ANY OF THOSE STONES HITTING HIM....I DON'T AND THAT IS JUST MY OPINION.  LOOK WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE STONING.  IT SAYS IN ACTS 7:55-56 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.  I BELIEVE THAT BY THE TIME THAT FIRST STONE HIT HIM, HE WAS IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS.  WE ALL KNOW THAT THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD BUT THIS SAYS HE WAS STANDING UP FOR STEPHEN.  I BELIEVE JESUS WOULD DO THE SAME FOR US IF WE DIDN'T DENY HIM AND DIED BECAUSE OF IT.



PAUL IS ANOTHER ONE THAT WAS NOT AFRAID TO NOT DENY  JESUS.  LOOK WHAT HE SAYS IN ACTS 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.  I ASK YOU AGAIN, ARE YOU READY TO DIE FOR JESUS?  JUST THINK ABOUT IT.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"MYSTERY OF THE TRINITY" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-13

Mystery Of The Trinity


June 13th




John 8:19 'Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.'



JOHN 8:12-27



The scriptures teach Jesus' oneness with the Father. This oneness is more than singleness of purpose and actually denotes 'a single one to the exclusion of others' as in the statement, 'There is one God' (1 Tim. 2:5).

This truth is so well established in scripture that some people make no distinction between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit but believe they are simply one God expressing Himself in three different ways. However, Jesus makes a distinction between Himself and His Father here and uses Himself and His Father as two different witnesses to fulfill the requirement of Deuteronomy 17:6. Jesus would have been deceiving these Jews if there was no distinction between His Father and Himself; and yet, they are one (Jn. 10:30; 1 Jn. 5:7). This is a great mystery and yet a very well established fact in scripture.

One of the great statements of the Old Testament from Deuteronomy 6:4 says, 'The Lord our God is one Lord.' We do not have three Gods, but one God, clearly identifiable as three persons. This is a great mystery, which has not been adequately explained. Scriptures reveal the truth of the Trinity, but make no attempt to explain it. We simply accept this revelation as it is, until we know all things, even as we are known (1 Cor. 13:12).

Jesus said that the witness of His Father was the greatest testimony of who He was. Everyone can hear His testimony of Jesus through the scriptures.

Moses and all the Old Testament prophets spoke of the coming of Jesus, and Peter said the written word of God was a more sure word of prophecy than the audible voice of God. Read the Word today.


DO YOU FIND IT HARD TO WATCH THE FAKE NEWS THESE DAYS? THERE IS NEVER ANYTHING GOOD ON IT.  THEY CAN'T REPORT ANYTHING GOOD BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS BASHING PRESIDENT TRUMP.  IF THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO REPORT, THEY MAKE THINGS UP ON HIM.  TO ME, HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB AND WE ALL SHOULD BE PRAYING FOR HIM.  IT SAYS IN 1ST TIMOTHY 2:1-2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.  THIS IS GOD'S WORD SO LET US ALL PRAY.

 

WOULDN'T YOU, JUST ONE TIME, LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT SOMEONE GETTING BORN AGAIN AND THE NEWS MEN ACTUALLY SAYING THAT HE RECEIVED JESUS AS HIS SAVIOR?  HOW ABOUT SOMEONE GETTING HEALED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NAME OF JESUS?  DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH THOUGH, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. THEY ARE AFRAID THEY WILL OFFEND SOMEONE OR LOSE THEIR RATINGS. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US CHRISTIANS.  WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO LIVE IN PHILIPPIANS 2:1-11, WHICH YOU CAN READ BELOW:



Philippians 2 1:11 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  

 

IF ALL OF US CHRISTIANS WOULD REALLY TAKE THIS TO HEART AND APPLY IT TO OUR EVERY DAY LIVES, WE COULD NOT ONLY CHANGE THIS COUNTRY BUT WE COULD CHANGE THE WORLD.  WE HAVE THE POWER IF WE WOULD ALL JUST REALIZE IT.  WE NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT IT SAYS IN 1ST THESSALONIANS 5:17 "Pray without ceasing."  IF YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE, AT LEASE YOU CAN PRAY.  JAMES 5:16 SAYS "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."  THAT IS YOU AND ME.



NOTHING IS GOING TO GET DONE UNLESS WE STAND TOGETHER AND AGREE THAT WE CAN DO THIS.  MATTHEW 18:19 SAYS "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven."  THESE VERSES I AM QUOTING ARE REAL AND ALIVE AND TRUE.  JESUS WOULD NOT HAVE SAID THEM IF THEY WERE NOT.  I HAVE BEEN PRAYING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL STEP UP AND TAKE HOLD OF THIS COUNTRY AND LEAD IT WITH GOD'S HELP AND IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE HE IS DOING JUST THAT.  IT IS GOING TO TAKE US STANDING BEHIND HIM AND SUPPORTING HIM. I KNOW THAT WITH GOD'S HELP, WE CAN TAKE BACK AMERICA SO PLEASE PRAY.




GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"AMAZING GRACE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-12

Amazing Grace


June 12th




John 8:4-5 'They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?'



JOHN 8:1-11



This was possibly the most potentially damaging temptation the scribes and Pharisees ever presented to Jesus. Much of Jesus' widespread popularity with the people was because of His examples of and teachings about God's mercy and forgiveness towards sinners. This was received with great enthusiasm by the people who, before this time had been presented with only a harsh, legalistic, judgmental picture of God.

The scribes and Pharisees had often tried to portray Jesus as condoning or practicing sin because of His association with sinners and His ministry to them when it violated Jewish traditions, such as the Sabbath. However, Jesus had successfully turned every attack into a victory for the side of grace and mercy.

This time, the Jews felt that they had Him 'cornered.' If Jesus held to His teachings of forgiveness and refused to stone this woman, He would be in direct rebellion to the law of Moses. This would give these Jews legal grounds to kill Jesus. On the other hand, if He stoned the woman as the law declared, the people would forsake Him. It looked like they had Him trapped either way He went.

As always, the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and Jesus rose to the occasion. He did not condone the sin nor disregard the law of Moses. He simply told the one who was without sin to cast the first stone. As the Holy Ghost began to convict them of their own sin, they all had to leave. They, therefore, could not fault Jesus for not stoning the woman. Jesus was justified in His forgiveness of this woman because He was operating under the dispensation of grace. Think about God's grace today.


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