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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"IS GOD DRAWING YOU?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-17

BEFORE I GET STARTED THIS MORNING I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING.  FOR YOU WHO READ MY MORNING MESSAGES REGULARLY IT MIGHT APPEAR THAT YOU HAVE HEARD SOMETHING LIKE IT BEFORE AND YOU PROBABLY HAVE.  THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME LIKE SALVATION, HEALING, PROSPERITY AND PEACE FOR JUST A FEW AND WRITING A MESSAGE EVERY DAY I AM GOING TO USE A LOT OF THE SAME SCRIPTURES.  I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS EVERY DAY FOR OVER SEVEN YEARS NOW AND SINCE I TRY TO BACK UP EVERYTHING THAT I WRITE WITH SCRIPTURE, I USE A LOT OF THE SAME ONES.  SO I HOPE YOU WILL UNDERSTAND.  

ALSO, THERE MIGHT BE SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT NEEDS TO HEAR THAT PARTICULAR MESSAGE THAT MORNING AND IF IT BRINGS THEM CLOSER TO JESUS THEN IT WAS WELL WORTH WRITING ON THAT SUBJECT AGAIN.  I JUST THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE WITH ME.  NOW FOR THIS MORNING'S MESSAGE.



IS GOD DRAWING YOU?


WHEN YOU ARE IN CHURCH AND THE PASTOR GIVES THE INVITATION, DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD GO DOWN TO THE ALTER TO BE SAVED?  MY QUESTION IS, WHY DO YOU THINK YOU NEED TO DO THAT? NOW IF YOU ARE FEELING DRAWN TO GO DOWN TO THE ALTER, MAYBE YOU ARE NOT SAVED AND IT IS GOD DRAWING YOU TO HIM.  LOOK WHAT JESUS SAYS IN JOHN 6:44 "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."  I WOULD SUGGEST REALLY PRAYING ABOUT THIS AND GET IT SETTLED ONCE AND FOR ALL.  THIS IS NOTHING TO PLAY AROUND WITH.






I HAVE TALKED TO PEOPLE THAT SAY THEY FEEL THE NEED TO ASK FORGIVENESS WHEN THEY SIN, AND THEY DO, TO KEEP SATAN FROM HAVING ACCESS INTO THEIR LIVES.  HOWEVER, ALL OUR SINS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FORGIVEN, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, AND WHEN WE DO SIN, JESUS TELLS US TO  ASK FORGIVENESS FOR THAT SIN AND THE FORGIVENESS THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN GIVEN IS APPLIED TO THOSE SINS.  HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE COMMITTING THE SAME SIN OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND CONTINUE TO DO SO, WERE YOU REALLY SINCERE WHEN YOU ASKED FORGIVENESS?  REPENT MEANS "to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one's life for the better"  AND IF YOU ARE COMMITTING THE SAME SIN OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THIS IS NOT REPENTING.  JESUS SAYS IN LUKE 13:3 "except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."   IF THIS IS YOU, YOU REALLY NEED TO TALK TO JESUS ABOUT IT.    



ONE OTHER THING, IF YOU ARE ASKING FORGIVENESS SO JESUS WILL STILL LOVE YOU AND YOU WON'T GO TO HELL, I HAVE GREAT NEWS FOR YOU.  DON'T EVER THINK THAT ANYTHING OR ANYONE CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM THE LOVE OF JESUS.  I WILL LEAVE  YOU WITH THIS SCRIPTURE IN ROMANS 8:38-39 WHICH SAYS "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 ARE IN JESUS AND JESUS IS IN US.  JOHN 14:20 JESUS SAYS "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  JESUS DID IT ALL.  THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN LOSE YOUR SALVATION IS TO PERSONALLY TELL JESUS YOU DO NOT WANT HIM TO BE YOUR  SAVIOR ANY MORE.  HE GAVE US A FREE WILL AND WILL NOT GO AGAINST YOUR WILL.  HE WILL LET YOU GO TO HELL.    



SO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST JESUS, PLEASE BE SURE OF YOUR SALVATION.  IF YOU WERE BORN TWICE, PLEASE DON'T DIE TWICE.  REVELATIONS 21:7-8 SAYS "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  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."  YOU DO NOT WANT TO DIE TWICE.  



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




"THE CHOSEN ONES" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-17

The Chosen Ones




Mark 1:16, 'Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.'



MT. 4:13-22; MK. 1:16-20; LK. 5:27; JN. 5:38



Jesus never chose an apostle from among the religious system. Every one of his twelve disciples were men that He chose from the secular world. It wasn't because God didn't have faith in those who were religious. It's just that most of those who were part of the religious system didn't have any faith in God.

One of the most common mistakes religious people make is to put faith in themselves. They think God will use them because of their great holiness or special abilities.

Paul said, 'But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are' (1 Cor. 1:27-28).

People who recognize their own inabilities are of necessity more dependent on God. That is the way God wants it. The Lord is constantly searching for someone who recognizes they are nothing so He can do something through them (2 Ch. 16:9).

Instead of thinking of your responsibilities, just respond to His ability.


"DWELLING UNDER GOD'S SHADOW" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-16

DWELLING UNDER GOD'S SHADOW





 

HAVE YOU EVER READ PSALM 91?  IT REALLY IS A POWERFUL CHAPTER AND WELL WORTH READING. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO MEMORIZE IT BUT I AM GOING TO TRY TO READ IT EVERY MORNING.    







WHEN YOU READ IT, JUST REMEMBER THE FIRST VERSE (He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.)  TO RECEIVE ALL THAT IS MENTIONED IN THIS CHAPTER, WE MUST DO WHAT IT SAYS. IT DOESN'T JUST SAY TO VISIT THERE.  THAT IS WHAT A LOT OF CHRISTIANS DO.  THEY JUST VISIT WHEN IT IS CONVENIENT FOR THEM.  WE MUST BE DEDICATED TO GOD IF WE WANT HIS PROTECTION.  WHEN WE GET OUT FROM UNDER HIS PROTECTION, THAT IS WHEN WE GET SICK OR SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENS AND WE CAN'T BLAME HIM FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO US.  A LOT OF PEOPLE DO. THEY ASK WHY DID GOD LET THIS HAPPEN TO THEM BUT IT WASN'T GOD.  LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND SEE HOW YOU ARE LIVING.  ARE YOU JUST VISITING OR ARE YOU UNDER HIS WING?



I AM GOING TO PUT THE COMPLETE CHAPTER BELOW BUT I WILL LEAVE OUT THE NUMBERS OF THE VERSES.  IT IS REALLY A POWERFUL SCRIPTURE AND WORTH READING EVERY MORNING.



PSALM 91

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.  Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.  




THERE IS A LOT IN THIS CHAPTER THAT SOME CHRISTIANS DON'T BELIEVE.  IF WE STAY UNDER HIS PROTECTION, NOTHING CAN HARM US. HE HAS PROMISED US THAT.  WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE AND RECEIVE IT. WE MUST USE OUR FAITH.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.









"FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-16

Familiarity Breeds Contempt




Luke 4:24, 'And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.'



LUKE 4:16-30



A modern day equivalent of this verse is 'familiarity breeds contempt.' Those who know the most about us also know more of our faults than anyone else. As a general rule, our weaknesses will blind most people to our strengths.

However, in the case of Jesus, there were no faults or failures to bias these people. In this instance, the problem stemmed from the people's lack of perception. They knew Jesus better than most in the flesh, but they had failed to see who He was in the Spirit.

Jesus was God in all His power and majesty, yet He was clothed in flesh --a human in every respect (1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:3). These people looked on Jesus' outward appearance and failed to see God within (1 Sam. 16:7).

Likewise, we fail to see the potential in others and even in ourselves because of our preoccupation with the outward appearance and actions. But within every born again person is a new creation which is waiting to be released (2 Cor. 5:17). All it takes is someone who believes.

Today look beyond the exterior in yourself and others and help bring into reality what we can be in Christ.


"OUR DEBTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-15

Our Debts Have Been Cancelled




Luke 4:19, 'To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.'



LUKE 4:16-30



This scripture had been written prophetically by the prophet Isaiah about 650 years prior to this time. It was read in Jewish synagogues thousands of times. But the one this verse was speaking of had never spoken it before. With this pronouncement, Jesus began the year of Jubilee.

The Year of Jubilee was described in Leviticus 25. It was a year when everyone left their fields unworked and kept a sabbath unto the Lord. The Lord gave the people a miraculous provision the year before this jubilee started that sustained them for three years until their crops could once again be harvested.

This jubilee was different than the other sabbatical years in that every debt was cancelled. All property was returned to its original owner and anyone who had been sold into slavery was set free. It was a year of new beginnings.

Jesus proclaimed a spiritual jubilee. We now live in a time when all our debts to God have been cancelled and all the things the devil stole from us have been returned. Even our slavery to the devil has come to an end through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a time for rejoicing.

Jesus is our jubilee.


"GOD ANSWERS EVERY PRAYER" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-15









GOD ANSWERS EVERY PRAYER

 

I HAVE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT PRAYERS, AND GETTING THE ANSWERS TO THEM, SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHOW YOU WHAT THE WORD SAYS.  PRAYERS THAT ARE MADE ACCORDING TO GOD'S WORD IS ALWAYS ANSWERED.  IF WE COULD GET THIS INTO OUR LITTLE PEANUT BRAINS IT SURE WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, YOU CAN'T ASK FOR A NEW WIFE IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE.  I KNOW THAT SOUNDS SILLY BUT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.  





LET'S LOOK AT SOME OF THE SCRIPTURES THAT TALK ABOUT ASKING.  ALL OF THESE PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE ARE THE WORDS OF JESUS AND I AM GOING TO UNDERLINE A FEW THINGS TO MAKE MY POINT.  

 

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.  HE DIDN'T SAY "IT MIGHT BE GIVEN OR OPENED",  HE SAID "IT SHALL".



MATTHEW 18:19-20 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.  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  AGAIN, JESUS DIDN'T SAY "IT MIGHT BE DONE", HE SAID "IT SHALL BE DONE".  


MATTHEW 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.  ARE YOU GETTING THE PICTURE?  


JOHN 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  HERE IT IS AGAIN.


JOHN 16:23-24 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  AND AGAIN.  



JOHN 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.  HE WANTS US TO RECEIVE AND BE JOYFUL. 




NOW LET'S LOOK AT WHAT IT SAYS TO DO AFTER WE PRAY.  IT 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.   AGAIN, THIS IS JESUS SAYING THESE THINGS.  WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS HAVE PATIENCE.  HE SAYS "YE SHALL HAVE THEM". IF YOU DON'T SEE THE ANSWER RIGHT AWAY, JUST HAVE FAITH THAT YOUR PRAYER HAS BEEN ANSWERED AND YOU WILL HAVE IT.  USE YOUR FAITH TO BELIEVE AND BRING THE ANSWER FROM THE SPIRITUAL REALM TO THE PHYSICAL REALM AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR ANSWER.



I PRAY THAT THIS WILL GET SOME OF YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.











"THE NAME OF JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-14
THE NAME OF JESUS

 

JESUS.......DO YOU REALLY REALIZE WHAT THAT NAME MEANS?  NOT ONLY JESUS, HIMSELF, BUT JUST HIS NAME AND WHAT POWER IT CARRIES.  SEE WHAT IT SAYS IN PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11 "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."  



ALSO LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN JOHN 20:30-31  "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."  


ONE OTHER SCRIPTURE ABOUT THE POWER IN THAT NAME IS WHEN PETER HEALED THE LAME MAN AT THE GATE AND MADE THE MAN TO WALK.  ACTS 4:10  "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole."



CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW THE DISCIPLES MUST HAVE FELT WHEN JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED?  AFTER ALL THE POWER HE HAD AND EVEN THE POWER HIS NAME CARRIED, WAS THAT ALL A DREAM AND NOW IS IT OVER?  THEN CAN YOU IMAGINE THE JOY THEY MUST HAVE  FELT WHEN THEY REALIZED THAT HE HAD RISEN AND THE POWER HIS NAME REALLY CARRIED?  I'LL BET THEY STOOD UP AND SHOUTED.  WE SHOULD SHARE THE JOY IN OUR RISEN LORD AND PROCLAIM IT TO ANYONE THAT WILL STAY STILL LONG ENOUGH FOR US TO TELL THEM.  HE LOVED THEM ENOUGH TO DIE FOR THEM AND WE SHOULD LOVE THEM ENOUGH TO TELL THEM OF THAT LOVE AND WHAT HE DID.  WILL YOU?


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"GOD'S WORD HAS NO LIMITS" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-14

God's Word Has No Limits




John 4:50, 'Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.'



JOHN 4:46-54



Jesus didn't have to touch the child. He didn't have to send anything home with the father to affect the cure. All He did was speak and the son was instantly healed (v. 53).

This man had traveled over fifteen miles from Capernaum to Cana to find Jesus. Therefore, the son was not within 'earshot' so that Jesus' words sparked some cord of hope in his heart, thereby releasing God's power. No, Jesus' spoken word had so much power that no barriers (such as time or space) had any affect on it whatsoever.

This is hard for us to comprehend. We spend an entire lifetime learning physical limitations and adapting to them. But there are no limits to the power of God's word. Jesus created everything in this physical universe by His words, and that creation will respond to anything He says.

The Lord gave His Word to the Jews but they didn't believe it. Hebrews 4:2 says, '...the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard [it].' We have been given God's words too, in the Bible. If we will speak God's Word in faith, we will get the same results that Jesus did here.


"SPIRITUAL FOOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-02-13

Spiritual Food




John 4:32, 'But he saith unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.'



JOHN 4:27-46



Food is essential for life. Without it we couldn't grow. We get strength and vitality from food. Yet food can kill us. Improper diets kill more people than any disease.

Our soul needs nourishment too. The things we think on and the desires that we have are food to our souls. Jesus said, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God' (Mat. 4:4).

Jesus valued spiritual nourishment more than He valued physical nourishment. He was thrilled to see this woman and the people of this town respond to His gift of salvation. Likewise, we should set our desires on the things of God so that spiritual matters are more important to us than our physical food.

The wrong diet for our souls is the leading cause of failure and depression in Christians. Being spiritually minded produces life and peace. Being carnally minded produces death (Rom. 8:6).

In our health conscious society, many of us wouldn't dream of abusing our bodies with bad diets. Yet in our soulish area, we are killing ourselves by feeding on the wrong things. Treat yourself to a healthy spiritual meal today.










WILL YOU OBEY GOD, NO MATTER WHAT?

 

AREN'T YOU GLAD THAT JESUS CHOSE PAUL TO PREACH TO THE GENTILES AND THAT HE WAS OBEDIENT TO DO IT?  IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, THE TWELVE  DISCIPLES ARE WRITING AND TEACHING THE JEWS BUT PAUL, IN HIS THIRTEEN BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, IS WRITING TO THE GENTILES. THIS WAS A GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT AMONG THEM.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS WHEN WE ARE STUDYING THE BIBLE OR IT COULD GET A LITTLE CONFUSING.  IT WAS TO ME BEFORE I LEARNED THIS.  IN GALATIANS 2:9, PAUL TELLS OF THE HANDSHAKE, OR RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP AS PAUL CALLS IT, WHERE HE SAYS "And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we (PAUL AND BARNABAS) should go unto the heathen (GENTILES), and they (JAMES, PETER, JOHN AND THE DISCIPLES) unto the circumcision (THE JEWS).  (THE PARENTHESES ARE MINE)







JESUS APPEARED TO ANANIAS IN A VISION AND TOLD HIM TO GO TO PAUL AND LAY HANDS ON HIM SO HE WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE.  HE WAS BLINDED WHEN JESUS APPEARED TO HIM ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS AND TOLD HIM HE WOULD PREACH TO THE GENTILES.  PAUL HAD BEEN SO AGAINST JESUS AND HIS TEACHINGS AND THOSE OF THE DISCIPLES AND EVEN HAD PAPERS FROM THE CHIEF PRIEST TO KILL OR THROW INTO PRISON THOSE WHO WERE WORSHIPING JESUS.  IF YOU WERE A JEW AND KNEW ABOUT PAUL'S ACTIVITY, WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN OBEDIENT, LIKE ANANIAS WAS, AND GO TO PAUL?  I HOPE I WOULD HAVE BEEN.  SEE WHAT JESUS TOLD HIM TO DO IN ACTS 9:15 "Go thy way for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel."  GOD KNEW THE HEARTS OF PAUL AND ANANIAS TO KNOW THEY WOULD BE OBEDIENT.



MY QUESTION IS THIS.  IS YOUR HEART OBEDIENT TO GOD'S COMMANDS?  REMEMBER, HE WILL NOT MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING BUT WANTS A WILLING HEART FULL OF LOVE FOR HIM.  I PRAY THAT WE ALL WILL BE THAT KIND OF PERSON THAT GOD WILL USE IN A MIGHTY WAY. 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.












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