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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"HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-23





HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE

 

ARE YOU WORRIED OR STRESSING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT YOU MIGHT THINK WILL HAPPEN? THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THIS KIND OF MESS AND A LOT OF THEM DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.  I WOULD ASK THOSE PEOPLE, DO YOU THINK WORRYING OR STRESSING OVER IT IS GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?  I HAVE BEEN THERE AND LET ME TELL YOU, IT DOESN'T.









I CAN JUST HEAR SOME OF YOU SAYING, "OH, NOW HE IS GOING TO TELL ME AGAIN JUST TO PRAY AND THINGS WILL BE OK AND I HAVE TRIED THAT AND IT DOESN'T WORK?" LET ME ASK YOU, DO YOU DESERVE YOUR PRAYERS TO BE ANSWERED?  DO YOU THINK YOU CAN GO ABOUT YOUR EVERY DAY LIFE, DOING WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, NOT BEING IN FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD, AND HE IS JUST GOING TO DO WHATEVER YOU ASK?  IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY. HOWEVER, IF YOU WILL GET INTO GOD'S WORD, STUDY AND LEARN WHAT TO DO, IT WILL WORK.  YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO PUT OUT ANY EFFORT ON YOUR PART AND EXPECT GOD TO DO IT ALL.  WAKE UP!!!  IF SOMETHING IS NOT WORKING ON YOUR CAR AND YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO HAVE IT REPAIRED, WOULDN'T YOU GET OUT YOUR OWNERS MANUAL AND TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS WRONG?  WELL, THE BIBLE IS YOUR OWNERS MANUAL.



GOD IS A GOOD GOD AND LOVES US WITH A LOVE THAT WE CANNOT COMPREHEND.  WHY DO YOU THINK THE BIBLE SAYS THINGS LIKE (1ST PETER 5:7) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.)  DON'T YOU TRUST GOD TO DO WHAT HE SAYS?  HOW ABOUT (MATTHEW 21:22) And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?  THE KEYWORD IS BELIEVING. JESUS EVEN SAYS THIS AGAIN (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 I SAY THE KEYWORD IS BELIEVING. IF YOU KEEP PRAYING FOR THE SAME THING YOU ARE NOT BELIEVING. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT, START THANKING HIM FOR IT.


I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH ONE MORE SCRIPTURE, HEBREWS 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.   



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"KNOWING WHO WE ARE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-23

Knowing Who We Are




Matthew 4:3, 'And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.'



MT. 4:1-11; MK. 1:12-13; LK. 4:1-13



Two of Satan's three temptations began with the words, 'If you be the Son of God.'

Jesus was God, but he did have a human body that had to grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God (Jn. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:16; Lk. 2:52). It took faith for the physical mind of Jesus to believe the witness of the Spirit within Him that he was the Messiah. Satan was attacking the most basic of His beliefs. This must have been a temptation to Jesus or Satan would not have used it.

Satan is very subtle in his temptations. It may have looked like he was trying to get Jesus to perform a miracle, but he was actually trying to make Jesus waiver in His faith of who He was. He tried to get Jesus to draw on the supernatural power of God to confirm it to the devil and Himself.

Unlike Jesus, we sometimes fall for this trick of the devil. We may say that we are arguing for some truth of the gospel, but many times we are hoping to convince ourselves. Someone who really knows who they are and what they believe, doesn't have to prove anything to anyone.

Isaiah 30:15 says, 'For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength...' Let the Lord build your confidence in who you are in Christ.


"WHO IS YOUR MASTER?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-22
WHO IS YOUR MASTER?

 

WE, AS CHRISTIANS, HAVE A JOB TO DO AND WE CAN'T DO IT IF WE ARE CAUGHT UP IN WORLDLY THINGS.  THE WORLD HATES US JUST AS IT HATES JESUS.  JESUS TELLS US IN JOHN 15:19 THAT "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."  HE ALSO SAYS THAT WE CAN'T SERVE TWO MASTERS. (MATTHEW 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.)





WE HAVE TO OVERCOME ALL THIS HATE BY SHOWING THE LOVE OF JESUS IN OUR LIVES. THE LOVE YOU SHOW A PERSON JUST MIGHT BE THE ONLY TIME THEY HAVE EVER FELT THAT SOMEONE LOVES THEM.  WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE SEARCHING FOR AND IF THEY DON'T SEE IT IN US, THEY MAY NEVER SEE IT.



THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS IS LOVE SO LET'S GO OUT AND SHARE THAT LOVE WITH OTHERS. WHO IS YOUR MASTER?



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"A GREATER HUMILITY" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-22

A Greater Humility




Matthew 3:14, 'But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?'



MT. 3:13-17; MK. 1:9-11; LK. 3:21-23



John the Baptist was overwhelmed that Jesus was asking to be baptized by him. John had already declared himself unworthy to unloose the latchet of the Christ's shoes, and now the Christ was asking him to administer His baptism (Lk. 3:16).

Likewise, we are often overwhelmed by the idea that the Lord could use us. Who are we to proclaim the unsearchable riches of Christ? It is easy to disqualify ourselves and not fulfill God's instructions. However, Jesus told John that he had to do it to fulfill all righteousness.

As wonderful as it may seem, the Lord has chosen to use us. God's Word could not have been fulfilled without John's cooperation. The Lord works through men.

We can do nothing by ourselves, but the Lord will do nothing by Himself (Jn. 15:5; Eph. 3:20). A lack of understanding this has caused many people to miss God's blessings. They pray and desire God's best, but wait on God to move independent of them. There are things that we must do to fulfill the righteousness of God in our lives.

John was not seeking to exalt himself, but his failure to baptize Jesus would not have been an act of humility. It would have been stupidity. It takes great humility to recognize the call of God on your life and let Him use you.







ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS TO RETURN?

 

I ASKED THESE QUESTIONS YESTERDAY BUT AM GOING TO ASK AGAIN, ARE YOU TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY?  I AM SURE YOU TRY TO EAT RIGHT AND MIGHT EVEN TAKE VITAMINS.  HOW ABOUT YOUR SPIRIT?  DO YOU TAKE CARE OF IT?  IT NEEDS TO BE FED ALSO WITH THE WORD OF GOD.  YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF BOTH BECAUSE THEY DID COST A LOT.  1ST CORINTHIANS 6:20 SAYS "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."  YOU AND I WERE BOUGHT WITH JESUS' LIFE AND HE GAVE IT WILLINGLY.










PAUL TELLS US IN ROMANS 12:1 THAT "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."  WE CAN NOW GO DIRECTLY TO GOD BECAUSE OF JESUS TAKING AWAY OUR SINS.  HE ALSO SAYS IN 1ST CORINTHIANS 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?



LIKE IT SAYS, WE ARE NOT OUR OWN AND SHOULD START TAKING BETTER CARE OF OURSELVES.  ALSO, WE SHOULD ALL APPRECIATE PAUL'S PRAYER FOR US IN 1ST THESSALONIANS 5:23 THAT SPEAKS OF OUR SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY AND SAYS "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." HE IS COMING, YOU KNOW.  ARE YOU READY?



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




The Ministry Of John The Baptist




Matthew 3:1, 'In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea.'



MT. 3:1-12; MK. 1:1-8; LK. 3:1-18



These scriptures record the ministry of John the Baptist. He spent thirty years in the deserts of Judaea preparing for this ministry. Then it only lasted about six months before He baptized Jesus and men started following the Messiah. Yet in those brief six months He turned an entire nation to God.

He did not take the normal approach and go where the people were. He was out in the wilderness and the people came to him. He had no advertisements other than the testimonies of those who had heard him. He wasn't a flashy evangelist wearing the latest styles of the day. He didn't do anything the way the religious leaders taught it was supposed to be done in their seminaries, yet it worked.

In six short months, an entire nation was stirred in anticipation of their Messiah through a man who was not 'normal.'

One thing that keeps many of us from being used by God is our 'herd instinct.' We are so afraid of what someone else will think. We try to be like everyone else and then we wonder why we are getting the same results as everyone else. That's not smart.

John was completely yielded to the Holy Spirit and he succeeded against all the odds. Dare to follow the Holy Spirit, even against the crowd, and you will get supernatural results, too!


"FEED YOUR SPIRIT" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-20
FEED YOUR SPIRIT

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SPIRIT NEEDS TO BE FED?  IF WE DO NOT KEEP IT FED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, IT WILL BECOME UNPRODUCTIVE JUST LIKE OUR BODIES WILL IF WE DON'T TAKE CARE OF THEM.  IF YOU DON'T KEEP YOUR SPIRIT FED, HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO MINISTER GOD'S WORD WITH CONVICTION. WE MUST BELIEVE WHAT WE ARE TEACHING IS TRUE AND ALWAYS LINES UP WITH GOD'S WORD. 1ST TIMOTHY 8-9, REALLY PUTS THE EMPHASIS ON THE SPIRIT. "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation."



GET INTO GOD'S WORD AND LEARN ALL YOU CAN.  JESUS TELLS US IN MATTHEW 11:29-30 TO LEARN OF HIM. "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."  DO YOU WANT REST FOR YOUR SOUL? IF SO, DO WHAT HE SAYS, GET INTO YOUR BIBLE AND LEARN ABOUT HIM. HE LOVES YOU. 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"HE BECAME LIKE US" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-01-20

He Became Like Us




Luke 2:52, 'And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.'




How could it be that Jesus, who was God (Jn. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:16), and in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, increased in wisdom? (Col. 2:3)

God is a Spirit (Jn. 4:24). Jesus, as God, had existed as a Spirit forever.

When He came to the earth as Jesus, he was Lord at birth, but that was in His Spirit (Lk. 2:11). His Spirit didn't have to grow or increase in wisdom but His physical body did.

The Lord could have done things differently, but He didn't. Jesus came into this world in His physical body exactly as we did. He had to grow and learn.

He became just like us so that we could become just like Him (2 Cor. 5:21).

This is the great exchange. He became like us so that He could bear all our iniquities and become a mercy high priest for us (Heb. 2:14-18).

Christianity does not produce a changed life but an exchanged life. Christ does not reform us, but He transforms us through His union with us. In the same way that the Eternal Christ could come and inhabit the body of an infant and still retain all His deity, He now inhabits our bodies through the new birth in all His glory and power. Like Jesus, grow in your wisdom and understanding of who you now are in Christ.


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