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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"DREAM ON" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-08
DREAM ON



DO YOU DREAM OF GODLY THINGS?  DREAMS OF YOU HEALING THE SICK, PREACHING TO THOUSANDS, OR EVEN RAISING THE DEAD?  TAKE HEED OF THESE DREAMS AND DON'T JUST PASS THEM OFF AS IDLE THOUGHTS YOU MIGHT HAVE HAD BEFORE YOU WENT TO BED.  GOD JUST MIGHT BE TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.


THE BIBLE SAYS GOD WILL POUR OUT HIS SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH IN THE LAST DAYS.  (ACTS 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.)


GOD JUST MIGHT BE GIVING YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT HE WANTS FOR YOUR LIFE.  HE DID THIS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT   WE KNOW HE GAVE DREAMS TO THE OLD TESTAMENT PROFITS, BUT THEY WERE NOT THE ONLY ONES.  LET'S LOOK AT CLAUDIA, PILOT'S WIFE.  SHE HAD A DREAM AND WARNED PILOT NOT TO DO WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO TO JESUS.  (MATTHEW 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.)  HE WAS SO AFRAID OF WHAT TIBERIUS CAESAR WOULD DO TO HIM THAT HE WASHED HIS HANDS OF THE WHOLE THING.  IT DIDN'T DO HIM ANY GOOD THOUGH BECAUSE HE WAS  DEPOSED ANYWAY AND DIED IN EXILE IN GAUL IN A.D. 41.  GOD WAS TRYING TO HELP HIM BUT HE DIDN'T LISTEN.  REMIND YOU OF ANYONE YOU KNOW? 


SO, DREAM YOUR DREAMS AND ASK GOD WHAT THEY MEAN.  IF THEY ARE FROM HIM, HE WILL TELL YOU.  HE CALLS US TO HIS MINISTRY IN SO MANY WAYS AND WE JUST HAVE TO LISTEN AND OBEY.  KEEP YOUR HEART TUNED IN TO GOD AND HE WILL GIVE YOU SOME OF THE MOST PLEASANT DREAMS YOU COULD EVER ASK FOR...AND...THROUGH HIM, THEY REALLY MEAN SOMETHING.


GOD BLESS YOU ALL

"GOD'S WORD: USE AS DIRECTED" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-08

God's Word: Use As Directed




Luke 8:11, 'Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.'



LUKE 8:4-11



This parable illustrates the importance of the Word of God. God's Word contains total power, but it has to be planted in our hearts and allowed to germinate before it releases that power.

The seed is God's Word, and the types of ground are the four major categories of men's hearts. The Word was the same in each situation, but there were different results in each case because of the condition of men's hearts - not because of the Word. The Word doesn't work for everyone because not everyone will allow the Word to work. The variable in this parable is the condition of these hearts. God's Word is always the same. It has the same potential in every heart.

Good ground doesn't just happen; it must be cultivated. This is the reason why only one out of four persons in Jesus' parable brought forth fruit. It takes a lot of time, effort, and diligence to be a fruitful Christian. The Christian life is not like a hundred-yard dash but rather a 26.2 mile marathon. It's quicker and easier to raise weeds than it is to raise tomatoes or corn.

In this whole parable, it was the Word that produced the fruit. The ground simply gave it a place to grow. If we will simply put God's Word in our hearts, protect it, and give it priority in our lives, the Word will produce fruit of itself. Satan has deceived many people into thinking that they don't have the talents or abilities to be fruitful Christians, but they are not the ones who bring forth fruit; it's God's Word. When we protect the Word sown in our hearts, it will do the rest.


"MY SAVIOR LIVES" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-07






MY SAVIOR LIVES

 

I HAVE MADE THE STATEMENT, "MY SAVIOR LIVES", AND HAVE BEEN ASKED, HOW DO YOU KNOW?  AND ALSO, "HOW CAN YOU PROVE, WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, THAT JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND IS ALIVE TODAY?"   

 


WHAT I WANTED TO DO WAS TELL THEM WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS BUT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THAT.  A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE THE BIBLE. YOU CAN QUOTE SCRIPTURE AFTER SCRIPTURE BUT IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT, THERE IS NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO EXCEPT PRAY FOR THEM.  THAT IS WHY I DON'T START OFF BY TRYING TO SHOW THEM THINGS IN THE BIBLE.  WHAT I DO IS TELL THEM THAT I KNOW HE IS ALIVE BECAUSE I FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM EVERY DAY AND I CAN FEEL HIS PRESENCE.  I ALSO TELL THEM ABOUT HOW HE HAS HEALED ME MANY TIMES. THIS DOESN'T MEAN MUCH TO THEM BUT I ALSO TELL THEM THAT I KNOW BY FAITH.


 


A GOOD WAY TO GET THEIR ATTENTION IS TO LET THEM READ THE EARLY WRITINGS OF THE ROMAN HISTORIAN JOSEPHUS.  THERE ARE A LOT OF DETAILED ACCOUNTS ON SOME OF THE THINGS JESUS DID AND IF THEY REALIZE THIS IS HISTORICAL, AND NOT BIBLICAL, THEY JUST MIGHT READ IT.  IT IS LIKE READING THE ACCOUNTS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. 




THE BEST PROOF WAS GIVEN BY THE ROMANS THEMSELVES WHEN THEY PUT GUARDS AT THE TOMB TO MAKE SURE THE DISCIPLES DID NOT COME DURING THE NIGHT AND TAKE JESUS FROM THE TOMB. PILATE, HIMSELF, TOLD THE GUARDS TO MAKE IT SECURE.  IN MATTHEW 27:64-66 SOME OF THE JEWS SAID TO PILATE, "Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.   THEN PILATE SAID TO THEM "Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.    So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch."  




SO IF YOU ARE EVER ASKED THIS QUESTION, DO WHAT YOU CAN DO IN TELLING THEM ABOUT JESUS BEING ALIVE AND PRAY FOR THEM. JESUS SAID TO GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH HIS GOSPEL AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO.  IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT, AT LEAST WE HAVE DONE WHAT JESUS TOLD US TO DO.  BE SURE TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT JESUS DURING THIS EASTER SEASON.  



 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




"THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-07

The Power Of God's Word




Luke 8:11, 'Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.'



LUKE 8:11-15



It is through the reading of the Word and the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit that Christ in His fullness is known. What a privilege it is today to have God's Word in our own language. Six hundred years ago there was no English translation of the whole Bible. Thanks to the efforts of John Wycliffe (1384) and William Tyndale (1523), today we are able to read and understand the writings of the apostles for ourselves. Men gave their lives to bring us God's Word. We should take advantage of this wonderful privilege.

The piece of armor known as the 'sword of the Spirit' is the only piece of armor that has the ability to cut, wound, and hurt our enemy, the devil. It's not the Bible lying on your coffee table that makes the enemy flee, but it is the Word of God hidden in your heart, activated by the power of the Holy Spirit, and spoken in an appropriate situation. It's similar to what is spoken when Jesus said in John 6:63, that '...the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.' The Word by itself doesn't make us free. It is the Word we know and speak that will deliver us (Jn. 8:32).

Why is the Word so effective? It's because it is the WORD of God. It has authority, because it is indeed the WORD of God. God's Word supersedes all authority of the church, of reason, of intellect, and even of Satan himself.

It is the Holy Spirit that wields this Word as it is spoken in faith. Speaking God's Word in faith brings the Holy Spirit into action. In Luke 4, when Jesus was tempted of the devil for forty days, it was the Word of God, that Jesus used to defeat the enemy in the time of His temptation. Jesus constantly met His temptation by quoting from God's Word as He repeatedly stated the phrase, 'It is written.' Likewise, the Christian soldier must avail himself of God's Word by placing it in his heart, so that the Holy Spirit may bring it forth at the appropriate time to accomplish a complete and total victory. It's yours!


"HOW ARE YOU PRAYING?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-06

HOW ARE YOU PRAYING?







DID YOU KNOW SOME PEOPLE ENJOY ALL THE ATTENTION THEY GET WHEN THEY ARE SICK?  THEY MUST BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS TELLING US HOW SICK THEY ARE INSTEAD OF TELLING US THAT THEY ARE HEALED IN THE NAME OF JESUS.  SOME PEOPLE THINK IT IS A LIE TO SAY THEY ARE HEALED WHEN THEIR BODIES OR DOCTORS ARE TELLING THEM SOMETHING DIFFERENT.  THE BIBLE SAYS THAT BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS, WE WERE HEALED, NOT GOING TO BE, BUT WERE HEALED.  (1ST PETER 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.)  WHO ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE?  I KNOW WHO I BELIEVE.


WHEN JESUS WAS TEACHING US HOW TO PRAY BY GIVING US WHAT WE CALL "THE LORD'S PRAYER", HE SAID TO PRAY "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."  HE WANTS US TO HAVE HERE ON EARTH WHAT HE HAS IN HEAVEN.  DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY SICKNESS THERE?  REVELATION 21:4 GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN WHERE IT SAYS "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." THAT IS A PLACE I AM LONGING TO BE.


I BELIEVE I KNOW WHAT PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS ARE IN RECEIVING THEIR HEALING.  WE SEE IN MATTHEW 7:7-8 THAT JESUS SAYS TO "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."  HOW MANY TIME HAVE YOU ASKED GOD FOR SOMETHING AND DIDN'T GET IT?  GOD ANSWERS ALL PRAYERS IF YOU ASK ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. FOR INSTANCE, HE IS NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU A NEW WIFE OR HUSBAND IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE.  MOST OF THE TIME WE DON'T PRAY ACCORDING TO GOD'S WILL.  HE IS A SPIRIT AND LIVES IN A SPIRITUAL WORLD AND ANSWERS YOU IN THAT WORLD.  ALL THOSE THINGS ARE WAITING FOR YOU THERE BUT WE HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO GET THEM.  THAT BRIDGE IS FAITH.  IF WE DON'T GET SOMETHING RIGHT AWAY WHEN WE PRAY WE SAY WELL, I GUESS IT IS NOT GOD'S WILL.  HE NEVER SAYS NO TO US UNLESS WE ASK WRONG.  THE BIBLE SAYS THAT FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR.  THOSE ARE THE THINGS YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR.  IT ALSO SAYS IT IS THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN.  IF WE SEE THEM, WHY WOULD BE HOPE FOR THEM?


HAVE YOU BELIEVED YOU HAVE RECEIVED WHATEVER YOU HAVE PRAYED FOR WHEN YOU HAVE PRAYED?  EVIDENTLY NOT BECAUSE A LOT OF YOU ARE STILL PRAYING TO RECEIVE IT.  LOOK WHAT JESUS TOLD US TO DO 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."  WE HAVE TO HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS ALREADY GIVEN US WHAT WE HAVE ASKED FOR AND WE NEED TO START THANKING HIM WITH PATIENCE.  WHEN SOMEONE ASK HOW YOU ARE DOING, TELL THEM YOU ARE HEALED IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND SEE HOW QUICKLY YOU RECEIVE THAT HEALING MANIFESTED IN YOUR BODY.



I DIDN'T MEAN TO GET CARRIED AWAY WITH THIS MESSAGE BUT I JUST FELT THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE NEEDED IT.  I KNOW I NEED A REMINDER ONCE IN A WHILE.  WHOEVER YOU MIGHT BE, JUST THANK GOD THAT YOU ARE HEALED AND LET EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE.  WE CAN USE THIS SAME MESSAGE FOR OUR FINANCES.  WE WOULD HAVE A FEW CHANGES IN SCRIPTURE BUT THE TRUTH IS THE SAME.  HE ALWAYS ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS WHETHER FOR HEALING, PROSPERITY OR WHATEVER.  HE DOES NOT BREAK HIS WORD.




GOD BLESS YOU ALL.





"NATURALLY HOLY" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-06

Naturally Holy




Matthew 13:15, 'For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.'



MATTHEW 13:14-23



The word 'waxed' means 'to become gradually more intense or to increase' and shows that this condition of the heart is not something we are born with or that strikes us suddenly. It has to be nurtured over a prolonged period of time. This is why we should not violate our conscience, even in small things. Guarding our conscience will keep us sensitive to God and will stop our hearts from becoming hardened. If we will stay faithful to God, even in the small things, then we will be faithful in the more important things also.

Keeping the commandments doesn't affect God's willingness to love us, but it affects our awareness of how much He loves us. If we live in sin, our conscience becomes defiled and it condemns us. It's not God condemning us, but our conscience. God still loves us. John was speaking of this same thing in 1 John 3:20, when he said, 'For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.' However, as far as this earthly life goes, our awareness of God's love is everything. Therefore, we must keep Satan from blinding us to the love of God.

The most effective way of doing this is to give no place to the devil through sin. John went on to say in 1 John 3:21, 'Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.' Holiness is essential in keeping our hearts assured of the love of God (1 Jn. 3:19). It's the nature of a Christian to walk in the light and not in darkness. When you are rightly informed of who you are and what you have in Christ, holiness just naturally flows out of you. That's your nature.


"ARE YOU THE ONE?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2020-04-05


ARE YOU THE ONE?


 

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AT NIGHT AND SEE A BUNCH OF YOUNG KIDS COMING IN YOUR DIRECTION?  IT IS A SHAME BUT WE TEND TO WANT TO CROSS THE STREET AND GET TO THE OTHER SIDE.  WHY IS THIS?  IS IT BECAUSE WE IMMEDIATELY THINK THEY ARE UP TO NO GOOD?  THIS IS ALL WE HEAR ON THE RADIO AND SEE ON TV.  ALL YOU EVER SEE IS HOW THE GANGS ARE ROAMING THE STREETS AND DOING BAD THINGS.  DON'T THEY KNOW THERE ARE GOOD GANGS OF KIDS OUT THERE ROAMING THE STREETS DOING GOOD THINGS. 


WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IT WAS NOTHING TO SEE A GROUP (OR GANG) OF US KIDS OUT AT NIGHT BUT NOTHING WAS EVER SAID ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE WERE OUT ON VISITATION NIGHT FOR THE CHURCH.  KIDS GOING AROUND TELLING PEOPLE HOW MUCH JESUS LOVES THEM.  YOU KNOW THERE ARE SOME OF THOSE GOOD GANGS TODAY BUT YOU NEVER HEAR ABOUT THEM.  IT JUST DOESN'T SELL PAPERS OR SOUND GOOD ON THE NEWS TO REPORT SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  WHAT A SHAME.


I CHALLENGE ALL OF YOU KIDS THAT MIGHT BE READING THIS TO GET ON THIS INTERNET AND START YOUR OWN MINISTRY.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO ROAM THE STREETS AND YOU CAN REACH MANY MORE PEOPLE RIGHT FROM YOUR OWN BEDROOM.  YOU CAN TELL SO MANY PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS AND OTHER KIDS WILL LISTEN TO YOU.  YOU KNOW HOW TO TWEET OR BLOG OR TEXT OR DO ALL THOSE THINGS YOU YOUNG KIDS KNOW HOW TO DO  LOTS BETTER THAN US OLD FOLKS.  WHAT A BLESSING YOU WOULD BE AND YOU COULD BRING SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE LORD.  YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR JESUS. 


YOU MIGHT NOT THINK ANYONE WOULD LISTEN TO YOU BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.  THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS OUT THERE THAT ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING.  THEY ARE LOST AND THEY KNOW IT AND YOU COULD BE THE ONE THAT HELPS THEM FIND THE WAY.  JUST REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID IN JOHN 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.   YOU COULD BE THE ONE TO DO THIS FOR JESUS.  YOU COULD BE A GANG OF TWO...JESUS AND YOU.  NOW THAT WOULD BE A TEAM, OR YOU COULD GET A GROUP OF YOUR FRIENDS AND DO THIS.  JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  DON'T PASS UP THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK JESUS FOR WHAT HE DID FOR YOU.  HE LOVES YOU. GOD BLESS ALL YOU YOUNG PEOPLE.


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

God's Truths Belong To His Children




Matthew 13:11, 'He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.'



MATTHEW 13:1-13



The Greek word translated 'mystery' here, means 'something that could not be known by men except by divine revelation, but that, though once hidden, has now been revealed in Christ and is to be proclaimed so that all who have ears may hear it.'

God's truths are hidden for His children, not from them. God has given an open invitation to everyone to receive the spiritual rebirth which entitles them to the revelation of these mysteries of the Kingdom. But as stated in 1 Corinthians 2:14, a natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God because they are spiritually discerned. Therefore, whoever rejects Jesus rejects the source of all wisdom and knowledge (Col. 2:3), thereby reserving the deep things of God for those who receive Jesus and draw on His wisdom through the Holy Spirit. This also safeguards the laws of God, upon which all the universe is founded, from being appropriated and misused by Satan's kingdom.

In context, Jesus is speaking about those who have revelation knowledge of the mysteries of God. They will receive even more revelation and will walk in the abundant life that Jesus provided (Jn. 10:10; 2 Pet. 1:3). Those who do not receive God's revelation will lose whatever truth they do have and will go farther and farther into deception. God reveals His truths to us in stages and not all at once (Isa. 28:9-10). Therefore, as we walk in the revelation of what the Lord has already shown us, He will reveal more of His truths to us.

The truths of God are mysterious only to those who do not soften their heart by seeking God with their whole heart. As Jeremiah 29:13 says, 'And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.'


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