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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"KEEP YOUR FAITH STRONG" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-03-02
KEEP YOUR FAITH STRONG





THE BIBLE PUTS A LOT OF EMPHASIS ON FAITH. IT SAYS THAT WITHOUT IT, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD. THAT ALONE MAKES ME WANT TO USE MINE. THE 11TH CHAPTER OF HEBREWS IS CALLED "THE FAITH CHAPTER". I CAN SEE WHY THEY CALL IT THAT BECAUSE IT TELLS OF ALL THE THINGS THE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS DID AND IT WAS ALL THROUGH USING THEIR FAITH.



IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP OUR FAITH STRONG AND TO DO THAT IT HAS TO BE FED BUT MOST PEOPLE DON'T THINK OF THEIR FAITH IN THIS WAY. IF OUR FAITH IS NOT CONSTANTLY FED WITH GOD'S WORD, IT WILL BECOME WEAK AND WHEN WE REALLY NEED TO DEPEND ON IT, THE POWER IS JUST NOT THERE. JUST AS OUR BODIES WILL BECOME UNPRODUCTIVE IF NOT FED, OUR FAITH WILL BE THE SAME WAY.




THESE ARE A FEW IMPORTANT THINGS ABOUT FAITH:



WE KNOW THAT IT COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. (ROMANS 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.)




WE KNOW THAT WE ALL HAVE IT. (ROMANS 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.)




WE KNOW THAT IT HAS SUBSTANCE AND IS THE EVIDENCE OF THE THINGS WE CANNOT SEE. (HEBREWS 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.)




WE KNOW THAT IF YOU HAVE AS LITTLE AS A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED, YOU CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS. (ROMANS 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.)



AND, I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE IS WHAT I SAID IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH, THAT WITHOUT IT, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD. (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.)




SO KEEP YOUR FAITH BUILT-UP AND FED SO THAT WHEN YOU ARE DECLARING GOD'S WORD, EITHER IN HEALING, PROSPERITY OR WHATEVER, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY DOUBT OR UNBELIEF. WHATEVER "MOUNTAIN" YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE, SPEAK TO IT AND CAST IF OUT OF YOUR LIFE. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT IT IS, THE BIBLE SAYS IT WILL BE REMOVED. IT IS UP TO YOU.




GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




"A LOVING FATHER" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-03-02

A Loving Father




Matthew 6:9, 'After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.'



MATTHEW 6:9-13



Although God was referred to as 'our Father' 13 times in the Old Testament, Jesus' frequent use of this title brought a whole new understanding of our relationship with God. Jesus referred to God as His father over 150 times, and He spoke of God as being our father 30 times. This infuriated the religious Jews of Jesus' day who considered it blasphemy to call God their father, because they understood that to mean they were equal with God (Jn. 5:17-18).

This title has become so common in the church today that we, many times, don't perceive its real significance. The revelation that we are instructed to call God 'our Father' reveals the kind, gentle, loving nature of our God (1 Jn. 4:8). Paul amplifies this by using the term 'Abba Father' (Rom. 8:15), which is an affectionate term that a young child would use for his father, corresponding to our English word, 'daddy.'

We are being instructed here to recognize our relationship with God and praise Him for it. It's a relationship that goes beyond any human relationship we could ever have here on this earth. It's a relationship of belonging to a father, who loves us because we are His. Run to Him, drop all pretense and formality, and call Him 'Daddy.'


"STAY CLOSE TO JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-03-01

STAY CLOSE TO JESUS


HAS YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS GROWN COLD? YOU KNOW YOU STILL LOVE HIM BUT YOU DON'T FEEL AS CLOSE AS YOU DID WHEN YOU FIRST ACCEPTED HIM AS YOUR SAVIOR. WELL, HE SAID IN MATTHEW 24:12 "AND BECAUSE INIQUITY SHALL ABOUND, THE LOVE OF MANY SHALL WAX COLD." I LOOKED UP THE WORD INIQUITY IN THE DICTIONARY AND IT SAID: WICKEDNESS, WICKED ACT OR SIN. THAT COVERS A LOT TO DRAW US AWAY FROM READING THE WORD AND FELLOWSHIPPING WITH JESUS. THIS IS WHERE ROMANS 12:2 COMES IN. "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."


 

WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT WE ARE IN THIS WORLD BUT WE CAN'T TAKE PART OF THE EVIL THAT IS IN THIS WORLD. ANDREW WOMMACK ONCE SAID THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE WORLD'S SYSTEM AND THOSE IN IT, BUT WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL AND MAINTAIN PROPER BALANCE.



ALTHOUGH IT IS HARD TO DO BUT WE MUST BREAK OFF THE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE WHO INFLUENCE US NEGATIVELY MORE THAN WE INFLUENCE THEM POSITIVELY. IF WE ARE TRYING TO TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS AND THEY JUST WON'T LISTEN, THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH IT IS TO PRAY FOR THEM. HOLY SPIRIT CAN REACH THEM A LOT BETTER THAN WE CAN. OUR CONCERN MUST BE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS. THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO GET US THROUGH THIS WORLD.




GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"QUALITY PRAYER" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-03-01

Quality Prayer




Matthew 6:7, 'But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.'



MATTHEW 6:5-8



Some of the most effective prayers are the shortest prayers. Jesus said, 'Peace, be still,' and the wind and the waves ceased (Mk. 4:39). He said, 'Lazarus, come forth,' and Lazarus came back from the dead (Jn. 11:43-44).

Today, there is a new emphasis on the quantity of prayer instead of the quality of prayer. Jesus never advocated long prayers, and there are only a few instances where Jesus prayed long prayers. This is not to say that communion with God is not important. It certainly is, but formal prayer is only one part of our communion with the Lord.

Psalm 5:1-2 uses the words 'prayer' and 'meditation' interchangeably. Therefore, communing with God through keeping your mind stayed on the things of the Lord is also prayer. There are also times in prayer when we need to be still and know that God is God (Ps. 46:10).

Many times we ask the Lord to speak to us, but He can't get a word in 'edge-wise.' We're doing all the talking.


"WHERE ARE SATAN'S ANGELS NOW?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-02-28
WHERE ARE SATAN'S ANGELS NOW? 






I HAVE MENTION ANGELS A LOT IN MY WRITINGS BUT MOST OF IT HAS BEEN ABOUT GOD'S ANGLES. THIS MORNING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SATAN'S ANGELS. IT IS COMMONLY THOUGHT THAT SATAN TOOK A THIRD OF THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN WITH HIM WHEN HE WAS CAST OUT. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THIS BUT I WILL SHOW YOU WHERE THIS COMES FROM AND TRY TO SHOW YOU WHERE THESE ANGELS ARE NOW ACCORDING TO GOD'S WORD.


 

ISAIAH 14:12 (KING JAMES VERSION) SAYS "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" THIS IS WHAT THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION OF THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE SAME SCRIPTURE "How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!" YOU SEE HOW THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION REFERS TO SATAN AS A STAR. THIS BECOMES SIGNIFICANT WHEN READING THE OTHER SCRIPTURES ABOUT HIM.

 

NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT REVELATION 12:9 WHICH SAYS "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." THIS IS WHERE WE SEE THAT HIS ANGELS WERE CAST OUT WITH HIM. SINCE ISAIAH REFERRED TO SATAN AS A STAR, HIS ANGELS ARE GOING TO BE REFERRED TO AS STARS ALSO. LOOK AT WHAT REVELATION 12:4 SAYS "And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born." NOW YOU CAN SEE THE CONNECTION.

 

IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH, I MENTIONED SEEING WHERE THOSE ANGELS ARE NOW. JUDE 1:6 SAYS "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day." I GUESS THEIR FIRST ESTATE IS TALKING ABOUT HEAVEN AND FROM THIS IT LOOKS LIKE GOD WAS NOT VERY PLEASED WITH THEM BECAUSE HE PUT THEM IN CHAINS WAITING FOR JUDGEMENT DAY. 2ND PETER 2:4 SAYS ABOUT THE SAME THING "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment." IT SAYS GOD DELIVERED (PAST TENSE) THEM INTO CHAINS. IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE ANGELS ARE ALL TAKEN CARE OF. HOWEVER, THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT SATAN'S DEMONS AND UNCLEAN SPIRITS AND THESE ARE WHAT WE HAVE TO CONTEND WITH. SATAN IS NOT LIKE GOD, HE CAN BE IN ONLY ONE PLACE AT A TIME SO IT HAS TO BE HIS DEMONS BOTHERING US.

 

THE WAY I LOOK AT IT, IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER HOW MANY ANGELS HE TOOK OR WHERE THEY ARE NOW, THEY ARE NOT MORE POWERFUL THAN THEIR CREATOR. ANYWAY, GOD GIVES US A WAY OUT OF ALL THE SITUATIONS SATAN CAN PUT US IN. WE JUST HAVE TO HAVE FAITH AND TRUST THAT HIS WORD IS TRUE AND HIS PROMISES WILL COME TO PASS. WE CAN'T ASK FOR ANYTHING BETTER THAN THAT.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"MORE THAN JUST WORDS" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-02-28

More Than Just Words




Matthew 5:33, 'But let your communication be, Yea, yea: Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.'



MATTHEW 5:33-37



A person who has to swear or make a promise to validate his statements is a person whose word is no good. The thrust of Jesus' teaching here is that we should live in such a manner that no one would ever have to have additional proof that we are telling the truth. Our word should be our bond.

We have all heard the story of the young shepherd boy who cried wolf when there was no wolf until finally no one believed him when the wolf really came. Our lack of integrity in performing our word has the same effect on people today.

Very few people conduct business anymore with their word and a handshake. Even contracts are not sacred if an individual can afford a good enough lawyer. But this is not the way God intended it.

God has fulfilled every word He has ever spoken. We were created in His image and He planned for us to be the same way. Even our physical bodies respond adversely when we lie. That's why lie detectors work.

Today, commit yourself to be a new man or woman of your word. You will not only experience a new respect from others, but you will find the joy of a clear heart and mind.


"THE PEACE OF JESUS CHRIST" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-02-27
THE PEACE OF JESUS CHRIST






ARE YOU BEING ROBBED OF YOUR PEACE? THE DEVIL WILL DO THAT, YOU KNOW. HE WILL PUT THINGS IN OUR PATHS THAT WILL TAKE AWAY OUR PEACE AND JOY IF WE LET HIM. THAT'S WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO, US LETTING HIM. THE BIBLE SAYS TO RESIST HIM AND HE WILL FLEE FROM US (JAMES 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.)




IF THAT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR US, JESUS HAS ANOTHER ANSWER FOR US IN JOHN 14:27 WHERE HE SAYS "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." NOW IF THIS WAS NOT POSSIBLE, JESUS WOULD NOT HAVE TOLD US THIS. WE HAVE TO TRUST HIM AND BELIEVE WHAT HE SAYS.




YOU ALL HAVE READ WHERE I HAVE SAID: "YOU CAN'T BE TEMPTED BY SOMETHING YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT". THAT IS TRUE AND THE SAME IS TRUE WITH HAVING PROBLEMS AND LOSING YOUR PEACE. IF WE DON'T THINK ABOUT THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE STEALING OUR PEACE AND TURN THEM OVER TO JESUS, THEN WE CAN'T HAVE THE PEACE THAT HE PROMISES US. JUST REMEMBER PHILIPPIANS 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.




I BELIEVE WHAT ROBS OUR PEACE THE MOST IS IN THE HEALING AND FINANCIAL REALMS AND GOD WILL MEET OUR NEEDS THERE AS QUICKLY AS ANY OTHER PLACE. WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE HIM WHEN HE SAYS IN MATTHEW 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." HE WILL ADD MORE THAN WE COULD IMAGINE. WON'T YOU BELIEVE HIM TODAY AND RECEIVE YOUR PEACE?




GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




"COMMANDMENTS LEAD TO HAPPINESS" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-02-27

Commandments Lead To Happiness




Matthew 5:32, 'But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, save for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.'



MATTHEW 5:31-32



God's commandments are not intended to make us miserable--they're meant for our own happiness. Satan's lie in the Garden of Eden caused Eve to question God's motives behind His command (Genesis 3:5).

Malachi 2:15 says God hates divorce. God doesn't hate the people who divorce. He hates the act of divorce because of the damage it does to people. God loves people.

Today, people see divorce as an easy way out of marital problems. But this is based on the misconception that the mate is the problem--which is rarely the case.

People who blame their mate for their problems give in easily to divorce, thinking that a new partner will solve the situation. Yet second marriages have over twice the failure rate of first marriages. That's because we take ourselves and all our unresolved problems into the next marriage.

You can't control other people--not even your mate. But through obeying the Lord, you can control yourself and have fulness of joy. God's commands tell us what will produce true happiness for us.



GOD DOES WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL DO


IN STUDYING THIS MORNING I WAS READING ISAIAH 46:3-4 AND FOUND THEM VERY INTERESTING. YOU KNOW WHAT PAUL SAID IN ROMANS 15:3 ABOUT THE PROMISE JESUS MADE TO US (I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee), WELL, ISAIAH TELLS US THAT JESUS SAID TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, IN ISAIAH 46:3-4, AND I QUOTE "Family of Jacob, listen to me! All you people from Israel who are still alive, listen! I have carried you since you were born; I have taken care of you from your birth. Even when you are old, I will be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and will take care of you. I will carry you and save you.




IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY I SAID ISAIAH TELLS US THAT "JESUS" SAID, INSTEAD OF GOD, IT IS BECAUSE CHAPTER 45 OF ISAIAH HE IS TALKING ABOUT "THE LORD" AND BECAUSE OF THE LAST LINE OF VERSE 4, "I WILL CARRY YOU AND SAVE YOU". WELL, WHO SAVED US?




YOU MIGHT SAY THAT HE IS TALKING TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL AND IT DOESN'T PERTAIN TO US, HOWEVER, I GIVE YOU THIS TO CONSIDER. PETER TELLS US IN ACTS 10:34 THAT "God is no respecter of persons". IF HE MEANT IT FOR THE JEWS, HE MEANS IT FOR US GENTILES. ALSO, JESUS, WHEN HE WAS PRAYING FOR HIS DISCIPLES, MENTIONED US ALSO. HE SAID IN JOHN 17:20 THAT "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word". DON'T WE BELIEVE BECAUSE OF THEIR WORDS? PAUL WROTE OVER HALF OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND WE BELIEVE BECAUSE OF THE GOSPEL THAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM.




DID YOU KNOW THE WORD SAYS THAT THE GOSPEL WAS KEPT HID UNTIL JESUS GAVE IT TO PAUL? THE DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS WERE NOT MENTIONED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BEFORE PAUL'S WRITINGS EXCEPT WHEN JESUS TOLD HIS DISCIPLES AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND BECAUSE IT WAS HID FROM THEM. SEE WHAT IT SAYS IN LIKE 18:31-34 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. DON'T YOU THINK THAT IF THIS HAD NOT BEEN HID FROM THEM THAT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE TOMB ON THAT THIRD DAY?




NOW YOU CAN SEE WHY I SAID THAT ISAIAH 46:3-4 WAS INTERESTING TO ME. JESUS PROVES TO US ALL THROUGH THE BIBLE THAT HE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US. THAT IS A REAL COMFORT TO ME AND I HOPE IT IS FOR YOU.


GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"SPIRITUAL FITNESS" BY ANDSREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-02-26

Spiritual Fitness




Matthew 5:29, 'And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.'



MATTHEW 5:23-30



Is Jesus advocating dismembering of our bodies? Quite the contrary. He is drawing on the universal drive within every person of self preservation to make a point. If you value your body highly enough that you would never sacrifice one of its parts, then you should esteem your spiritual well being much higher.

Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, man's priorities have been misplaced. Great effort is put into preserving our physical life while our spiritual condition is often overlooked. It constantly gets put on the 'back burner' while we tend to more urgent matters of this life.

Yet our physical bodies are just temporary. If we live 70 years or more, that is just a fraction of a second in the light of eternity. Our spiritual man lives forever. The state in which it exists is determined by choices made in this life.

Therefore, choose to make your spiritual condition your top priority. Spend more time on your spiritual well being than you do your physical well being. You and everyone around you will be eternally grateful that you did.


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