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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I WROTE ON THIS SOMETIME AGO AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I WAS SAYING.  PRAYER IS GOOD AND KEEP PRAYING FOR YOUR KIDS AND OTHERS THAT GOD HAS PUT ON YOUR MIND BUT JUST PRAYING FOR THEM ISN'T GOING TO GET THEM BORN AGAIN.  IT IS UP TO THEM AND THEY HAVE TO MAKE THAT COMMITMENT TO JESUS AND RECEIVE HIM.  








 

YOU JUST MIGHT HAVE TO SIT THEM DOWN AND LEAD THEM TO ACCEPT JESUS.  TELL THEM WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.  THEY JUST MIGHT NOT KNOW.  IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO LEAD THEM TO JESUS, GET IN YOUR BIBLE AND LEARN AND IF YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE, DO IT.  DO WHAT IT TAKES FOR THEM.  IF JUST PRAYING WAS ALL IT TOOK, NONE OF OUR LOVED ONES WOULD GO TO HELL BUT THEY HAVE TO DO IT THEMSELVES BUT YOU CAN HELP THEM.



WE HAVE TO GET OUT THERE AND TELL PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS.  IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN ANY OTHER WAY.  IT SAYS THAT IN ROMANS 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?




AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, WE ALL ARE PREACHERS.  NEED PROOF, JESUS SAID IT IN MARK 16:15 "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."  IF WE WERE NOT PREACHERS WHY WOULD HE TELL US TO GO.  THIS IS AS MUCH FOR US TODAY AS IT WAS FOR HIS DISCIPLES.  JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 9:37-38 "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."

 

DON'T JUST PRAY THAT GOD WILL SEND SOMEONE, GO YOURSELF. IT MIGHT TAKE THAT PERSONAL TOUCH FOR THEM TO LISTEN. NOW IF YOU ARE A LONG WAY OFF, THEN IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOU TO ASK GOD TO SEND SOMEONE.  JUST REALIZE THAT THERE COULD BE SOME MOTHER PRAYING THAT GOD WOULD SEND SOMEONE TO TALK TO THEIR CHILD AND YOU JUST MIGHT BE THE ONE.  IF YOU FEEL LEAD TO TALK TO SOMEONE, EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEM, GOD JUST MIGHT HAVE YOU IN MIND.  BE OBEDIENT.



JUST REMEMBER THE HARVEST IS GREAT AND WE ALL SHOULD BE THE LABORERS.  MAKE IT A POINT THIS WEEK TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT JESUS.  IT IS UP TO US.  JUST PRAYING FOR THEM ISN'T GOING TO GET IT DONE.  



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.









"SICKNESS IS NOT FROM GOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-20

Sickness Is Not From God


June 20th




John 9:2 'And his disciples asked him saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?'



JOHN 9:1-4



The disciples asked a question that still puzzles many people today. Why is a child born with a physical defect? Is it a judgment of God upon the parents for some sin, or is it possibly God's judgment upon the child for sins that God knows he will commit?

Jesus Himself had previously linked sickness with sin. In this instance, however, Jesus said this blindness was not caused by this man's or his parents' sins.

This has led many people to interpret the rest of this verse as saying that God made this man blind just so that He could heal him and be glorified thereby. From this thinking, many doctrinal teachings have risen about how sickness and other problems in our lives are actually blessings from God, intended to bring glory to God and correction to us. This reasoning, however, does not line up with the other truths of God's Word.

It was not God who made this beggar blind. This man was not born blind because of any one person's sins but because sin in general had corrupted the perfect balance that God had created in nature. Therefore, some maladies happen, not as a direct result of an individual's sins but as an indirect result of sin in general.

Deuteronomy 28 settles forever the question of whether sickness, poverty, and oppression are really blessings in disguise. God says that sickness and poverty are curses - not blessings from God. Christ redeemed us from these curses of the law so that now the blessings may come upon us through Him (Galatians 3:13). God's curses have been placed on Jesus and removed from those who accept Jesus' sacrifice. You are blessed!


I THINK THERE ARE TWO MAJOR THINGS THAT CHRISTIANS ARE CONCERNED WITH TODAY AND THEY ARE HEALTH AND FINANCES.  I KNOW NON-CHRISTIANS ARE ALSO CONCERNED BUT CHRISTIANS CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.




LET'S FIRST TAKE HEALING.  THE WORD "HEALED" WAS USED 34 TIMES IN THE FOUR GOSPELS ALONE.  THERE IS NOT A PLACE WHERE JESUS DID NOT HEAL PEOPLE WHEREVER HE WAS.  THE ONLY PROBLEM HE HAD WAS WHEN HE WENT TO HIS OWN HOME TOWN AND THE BIBLE SAYS "And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."



THAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS CHRISTIANS HAVE TODAY...UNBELIEF.  I HAVE HEARD MANY OF THEM SAY "GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS".  HOWEVER, I HAVE PRAYED FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE SICK AND AFTERWARDS I HAVE TOLD THEM THAT THEY WERE HEALED, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.  THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS IN 1ST PETER 2:24 WHERE IT SAYS "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".  THE NEXT WORDS OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS WERE, "I SURE HOPE SO BUT I SURE DON'T FEEL LIKE IT".  THIS IS AFTER THEM SAYING "GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS".  WHY CAN'T THESE PEOPLE JUST HAVE THE FAITH TO BELIEVE AND RECEIVE THEIR HEALING.  HOSEA 4:6 SAYS "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."  THIS IS WHY I AM SO ADAMANT ABOUT STUDYING THE BIBLE.  ROMANS 10:17 SAYS "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."



NOW AS FOR THEIR PROSPERITY, "PHILIPPIANS 4:19 SAYS "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."  AGAIN, HOW WILL THEY KNOW THIS UNLESS THEY READ GOD'S WORD?  IT IS ALL IN THERE AND IT IS FOR ALL CHRISTIANS.



IF YOU ARE ONE OF THESE CHRISTIANS, THESE THINGS ARE FOR YOU.  GOD GAVE YOU "THE" MEASURE OF FAITH AND IT IS UP TO YOU TO USE IT.  YOU HAVE AS MUCH FAITH AS ANYONE HAS BUT YOU HAVE TO EXERCISE IT AND BELIEVE THAT WHAT GOD SAYS IS TRUE. YOU BELIEVE HE WILL DO IT FOR SOME OF THE BIG PREACHERS BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL DO IT FOR YOU.  HE LOVES YOU AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE AND WANTS YOU TO HAVE THE FAITH IN HIM THAT HE WILL DO IT FOR YOU. THE BIBLE SAYS "WITHOUT FAITH, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM".  DON'T YOU WANT TO PLEASE GOD?  I KNOW YOU DO SO START USING YOUR FAITH TO BELIEVE.  LIKE I HAVE SAID BEFORE, GOD IS A SPIRIT AND HE HAS DONE ALL THESE THINGS IN THE SPIRIT AND FAITH IS THE BRIDGE WE HAVE TO USE TO GO GET WHAT HE HAS PROMISED AND BRING IT INTO OUR LIVES.



WHEN YOU PRAY FOR SOMETHING...BELIEVE.  MATTHEW 17:20 SAYS "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove ; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."  I KNOW THIS IS HARD TO WRAP OUR LITTLE MINDS AROUND BUT JESUS WOULD NOT HAVE SAID IT IF WASN'T TRUE.  WHAT IS YOUR "MOUNTAIN"?



I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS VERSE IN MARK 11:24 WHERE IT SAYS "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire , when ye pray , believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  SO, WHEN YOU PRAY, HAVE FAITH THAT GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES.  I GUARANTEE YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.


 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"GOD MADE FLESH" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-19

God Made Flesh


June 19th




John 8:58 'Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.'



JOHN 8:57-59



Jesus didn't seek to clarify the Jews' misunderstanding of His previous statements. Instead, He made a new statement that those who would not accept that Jesus was God in the flesh (1 Tim. 3:16) could not possibly understand. 'Before Abraham was, I am.' He not only said that He existed before Abraham, but He was again associating Himself with the great 'I AM' statement of Exodus 3:14. This statement could leave no doubt that Jesus was claiming deity in the highest sense of the word.

Jesus proclaimed 'I am.' This is how Jehovah identified Himself to Moses in Exodus 3:14. When spoken under the anointing power of God, Jesus' pronouncement that 'I am he' knocked all of those who came to arrest Him backwards to the ground (Jn. 18:5-6). Jesus was the great 'I AM THAT I AM' of Exodus 3:14 manifest in the flesh!

When the Jewish authorities heard Jesus call God 'my (own) Father,' they immediately understood that Jesus claimed for Himself deity in the highest possible sense of that term. That claim was either blasphemy to be punished by death, or Jesus was who He claimed to be.

The purpose of the fourth gospel is clearly stated, 'that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name' (Jn. 20:31). The object of John's gospel was to show that Jesus is 'the true God' (1 Jn. 5:20) who was 'made flesh' (Jn. 1:14).


I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AT THREE WITH THIS MESSAGE ON MY MIND.  I FELT THAT THE LORD WAS TELLING ME THAT I NEEDED TO FIND THIS MESSAGE AND RE-POST IT.  I FOUND IT ON INDIE GOSPEL CHRISTIAN NETWORK AS I HAD POSTED IT ON THEIR WEB SITE.  SO, HERE IT IS AGAIN AND I PRAY THAT WHOEVER THE LORD WANTS TO SEE THIS, THEY WILL DO WHAT HE SAYS AND BE HEALED.  



 

THERE IS SOMEONE READING THIS THAT NEEDS TO ACCEPT THEIR HEALING. YOU ARE BORN-AGAIN BUT HAVE NEVER REALLY STUDIED WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT HEALING. YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS. YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD HEALS SOME PEOPLE AND YOU KNOW HE CAN DO ALL THINGS BUT YOU ARE NOT YET CONVINCED THAT HE WILL DO THIS FOR YOU. YOU HAVE GOT TO CHANGE YOUR THINKING. THIS COULD BE A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH.




I KNOW YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THAT GOD PUT THIS SICKNESS ON YOU TO TEACH YOU SOMETHING OR TO MAKE YOU A BETTER WITNESS.  SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT WAY.  A FATHER WOULD NOT DO THIS TO ONE OF HIS CHILDREN AND DO THEY THINK THAT GOD, WHO IS LOVE, WOULD EVER PUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS ON ONE OF HIS OWN?  NEVER, NEVER, NEVER.



YOU BELIEVE IT WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS, THAT HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND THAT HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.  I KNOW YOU BELIEVE THIS SO WHY IS IT SO HARD TO BELIEVE IT WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS THAT BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS YOU 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.) HE HAS ALREADY DONE IT FOR YOU.



I KNOW MANY OF YOU WHO ARE READING THIS HAVE HEARD ALL OF THIS BEFORE FROM ME BUT IT CANNOT BE SAID ENOUGH. PEOPLE ARE DYING AND DON'T REALLY HAVE TO.  WHAT THEY DO HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE THIS AND ACT UPON IT.  IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU A MILLION DOLLARS AND YOU DIDN'T GO GET IT, IT CERTAINLY WOULDN'T DO YOU ANY GOOD ALTHOUGH IT WOULD BE YOURS. THE WAY YOU GO GET YOUR HEALING IS THROUGH YOUR FAITH AND BELIEVING.  YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR FAITH TO BELIEVE JESUS DID THIS FOR YOU AND THAT NO MATTER WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY OR EVEN YOUR BODY, YOU ARE HEALED.  I HAVE JUST GONE THROUGH A BATTLE WITH SHINGLES AND AM NOT OVER IT YET.  THE PAIN IS SO BAD AT TIMES THAT IF IT WASN'T FOR CASTING IT OUT OF MY BODY AND CALLING ON THE NAME OF JESUS I AM NOT SURE I COULD STAND IT.  HOWEVER I DO HAVE JESUS AND HE SAID I AM HEALED BY HIS STRIPES AND THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.  AND, ANOTHER GOOD THING IS, I CAN TALK TO THAT PAIN AND TELL IT TO LEAVE ME IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND IT LEAVES ME.



I KNOW MARK 16:17-18 SAY THAT THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE, IN JESUS' NAME THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND THEY SHALL RECOVER.  THIS IS TRUE AND IF YOU HAVE NO ONE TO LAY HANDS ON YOU.  DO IT YOURSELF.  THE BIBLE DOESN'T SAY IT HAS TO BE SOMEONE DIFFERENT THAN YOU. I LAY HANDS ON MYSELF ALL THE TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GOD'S WORD.   IF YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD AN OPERATION AND YOU ARE STANDING ON THIS VERSE, THAT IS GREAT.  RECOVER MEANS TO REGAIN OR RESTORE FROM SICKNESS.  SO, IF YOU HAVE HAD SOMEONE LAY HANDS ON YOU, THEN BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE HEALED AND RECOVERING.  THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS THAT WHEN YOU PRAY, BELIEVE  YOU HAVE RECEIVED AND YOU SHALL HAVE IT. BELIEVING IS THE MAIN THING WE HAVE TO DO.



THE BIBLE SAYS "THEY SHALL" RECOVER.  IT MIGHT TAKE MORE THAN AN HOUR OR A DAY BUT IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE, IT WILL HAPPEN.  JUST START THANKING GOD FOR YOUR TOTAL HEALING RIGHT NOW.  IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE HEALED, WHY WOULD YOU NOT THANK HIM FOR IT.  IF SOMEONE ASKS HOW YOU ARE, YOU HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEM HOW JESUS HEALED YOU.  TURN THIS THING THAT THE DEVIL DID TO YOU INTO SOMETHING FOR GOD. 



DON'T LET THE DEVIL WIN.  JUST CLAIM PHILIPPIANS 4:13 WHERE IT SAYS "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." HE IS STRENGTHENING YOU RIGHT NOW.  RECEIVE IT.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"WHAT PLEASES GOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-18

What Pleases God


June 18th




John 8:56 'Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.'



JOHN 8:53-56



Jesus is referring to the day when men would be justified by putting faith in God and not in their own works. Abraham had this truth revealed to him (Rom. 4:13), and he believed it and was himself justified by faith (Rom. 4:3-4, 9).

Hebrews 11:6 says, 'But without faith it is impossible to please him.' It was Abraham's faith that pleased God. The Lord promised Abraham that his seed would be as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore and Abraham believed God. That pleased Him so much that he counted Abraham righteous right then, even though Abraham had not yet fulfilled the rite of circumcision and he was not living a holy life.

According to Leviticus 18:9, it was an abomination (Lev. 18:26) for a man to marry a half sister. Sarah, Abraham's wife, was his half sister (Gen. 20:12). Therefore, Abraham's marriage to Sarah was not what pleased God. Abraham had already lied about Sarah not being his wife so that he could save his own neck. He was willing to let a man commit adultery with his wife with no objections from him. Immediately after this instance is when the Lord counted Abraham's faith for righteousness (Gen. 15:6). Abraham tried to accomplish God's will in the flesh with Hagar (Gen. 16) and then repeated the terrible sin of denying that Sarah was his wife again (Gen. 20).

Anyone who really studies the life of Abraham and the favor that he found with God would have to conclude that it was Abraham's faith that pleased God. It's the same with any of us. The only thing that we can do to please God is put faith in Jesus as our Savior.


IF SATAN PUTS THOUGHTS IN YOUR MIND THAT MAKES YOU NOT WANT TO BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, DON'T FEEL BAD, HE HAS BEEN DOING THIS THROUGHOUT TIME. JESUS SAID THAT JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS THE GREATEST MAN THAT WAS EVER BORN (JOHN 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist.) AND SATAN DECEIVED HIM TO THE POINT THAT JOHN SENT ONE OF HIS OWN DISCIPLES TO JESUS TO ASK HIM IF HE WAS  REALLY THE ONE.  





LOOK HOW JESUS HANDLED THE QUESTION.  LUKE 7:20-22 SAYS When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’” At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.  So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.


JESUS DID NOT TELL THEM THAT HE WAS THE ONE, HE REFERRED JOHN BACK TO THE SCRIPTURE WHERE IT SAYS IN LUKE 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted , to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.



JESUS JUST TOLD THEM TO GO BACK AND TELL JOHN WHAT THEY HAD SEEN AND HEARD BECAUSE RIGHT THEN HE WAS FULFILLING THE SCRIPTURE.  THIS WOULD SHOW JOHN THAT JESUS WAS THE ONE.  SO, WHEN YOU GET DISCOURAGED, GET INTO THE BIBLE AND HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE GOD AT HIS WORD AND ALL DISCOURAGEMENT WILL FADE AWAY.  JUST TRUST HIM.  HE SAID TO CAST ALL YOUR CARES UPON HIM SO JUST DO IT.





GOD BLESS YOU ALL.  




"THE OLD MAN IS GONE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-06-17

The Old Man Is Gone


June 17th




John 8:44 'Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.'



JOHN 8:39-47



All of us were born in sin and were therefore 'by nature' the children of the devil. That's the reason we sinned. Our sins don't corrupt our nature, but our corrupt nature makes us sin. That's why we must be 'born again' and become new creatures (or a new creation) in Christ.

The scriptures teach that everyone was born with a sin nature or old man. For the Christian, the old man is dead. We do not have a nature that is driving us to sin. If that is the case, then why do we seem so bound to sin even after we experience the new birth? The reason is that our old man left behind what Romans 6:6 calls a body. Just as a person's spirit and soul leave behind a physical body at death, so our old man left behind habits and strongholds in our thoughts and emotions. The reason a Christian tends to sin is because of an unrenewed mind, not because of a sin nature.

Our old man ruled our thinking before we were born again. He taught us such things as selfishness, hatred, and fear and he placed within us the desire for sin. The old man is now gone, but these negative parts of his body remain. Until renewed, our minds continue to lead us on the course that our old man charted.

To experience the resurrection life of Jesus, we have to know that our old man is dead. Then, through the renewing of our minds, we destroy the body that the old man left behind. The end result is that we will not serve sin any longer.


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