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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"RIGHTEOUSNESS IS A GIFT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-08-17

Righteousness Is A Gift




Luke 18:9 'And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:'



LUKE 18:9-14



People who are self-righteous often despise others. No one can compare himself with God's perfect standard and feel good about himself. To trust in ourselves, we have to constantly compare ourselves with others. This breeds a critical attitude towards others that exalts self by debasing others.

No one can ever be righteous in the sight of God through his own righteousness. Our actions benefit us in relationships with people and prevent Satan from having an opportunity against us, but they cannot make us right (righteous) with God. We must trust in God and receive His gift of righteousness completely on the basis of faith in what Christ did for us. This is the truth that this parable is presenting.

Most people are unaware that there are two kinds of righteousness. Only one type of righteousness is acceptable to God. One form of righteousness is our own righteousness. These are the acts of holiness that we do in an attempt to fulfill the commands of the Old Testament law. This is an imperfect righteousness because human nature is imperfect and incapable of fulfilling the law.

God's righteousness is not something that we do, but something that we receive as a gift through faith in Christ. It's not possible to trust in our own righteousness and in God's righteousness. A person who believes that he must earn God's acceptance by his holy actions must not believe in God's righteousness, which is a gift. It has to be one or the other; we cannot mix the two. Righteousness is not what Jesus has done for us plus some minimum standard of holiness that we have to accomplish. God's righteousness is perfect. Accept this gift He offers to you.


"GETTING TO SEE JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-08-17

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT HEAVEN IS LIKE?  WHEN YOU THINK OF A MANSION, WHAT COMES TO MIND?  I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL PICTURES OF MANSIONS AND SOME WERE UNBELIEVABLE.  THERE ARE MANY MANSIONS IN HEAVEN AND ONE IS MINE AND IF YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, ONE IS YOURS.  JUST THINK, IN HEAVEN WE WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BAD NEIGHBORS.  SEE WHAT JESUS SAYS IN JOHN 14:2-3 "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."  CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT A MANSION PREPARED BY JESUS IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE?  THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN EVEN IMAGINE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. 1ST CORINTHIANS 2:9 TELL US THIS VERY PLAINLY, "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."



 



ALTHOUGH WHAT I HAVE JUST MENTION IS BEYOND COMPREHENSION, THERE IS SOMETHING MUCH GREAT THAN THIS.  WE ARE GOING TO SEE JESUS.  THAT IS A SITE I AM LONGING FOR.  I WILL STAY HERE ON THIS EARTH FOR AS LONG AS HE HAS SOMETHING FOR ME TO DO BUT WHEN HE IS READY FOR ME TO COME HOME, I AM READY.  

 

SOMETHING ELSE IS ALSO BEYOND OUR THINKING....ETERNITY.  THE LINE IN "AMAZING GRACE" THAT SAYS "WHEN WE'VE BEEN THERE TEN THOUSAND YEARS BRIGHT SHINING AS THE SUN, WE'VE NO LESS DAYS TO SING GOD'S PRAISE THAN WHEN WE'D FIRST BEGUN."  TEN THOUSAND YEARS OR TEN TRILLION YEARS WILL BE AS ONE DAY.  WHAT WILL WE DO ALL THIS TIME?  IT IS GOING TO BE GLORIOUS, WHAT EVER IT IS.  IT IS HARD TO WRAP MY PEANUT BRAIN AROUND SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  I AM JUST GLAD I WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE IT.  CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THE FOOD WILL TASTE LIKE AND WE WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING FAT.  THAT RIGHT THERE IS HEAVENLY.

 

SERIOUSLY FRIENDS, WE JUST ALL NEED TO BE READY.  IF THOSE TWO VERSES I JUST QUOTED DON'T GET YOU EXCITED THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU.  JUST GETTING TO SEE JESUS IS ENOUGH AND LOOK WHAT ELSE WE GET.  THANK YOU JESUS!!!!! 

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME HOW I CAN SAY THAT GOD LOVES THE SINNER?  WELL, BECAUSE HE DOES.  HE SAVED US ALL WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS.  ALSO, IF HE DIDN'T, WHY WOULD HE  SEND   HIS SON JESUS TO HANG ON A CROSS AND DIE FOR US.  HE DID THIS BEFORE WE WERE EVEN BORN   AND JESUS DID THIS WILLINGLY.  HE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE BAD AND EVEN  ASKED GOD THREE TIMES TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM BUT SAID HE WANTED TO DO HIS FATHER'S WILL AND HE WENT AHEAD WITH IT.  THAT IS NOTHING BUT PURE LOVE FOR US, ON THE PART OF GOD, JESUS AND HOLY SPIRIT.  IT HAD TO HURT THEM ALL THREE, OUR ONE GOD.



GOD JUST HATES THE SIN, NOT THE SINNER.  WE ALL ARE SINNERS BUT WE WHO ARE BORN AGAIN HAVE NO SINS COUNTING AGAINST US ANY MORE.  GOD EVEN SAID THAT HE WOULD REMEMBER THEM NO MORE.  WE ALL WILL STILL SIN BUT ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS ASK FORGIVENESS AND THE FORGIVENESS THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN APPLIED TO US WILL COVER THE SIN.  I FIND THAT WHEN I AM STUDYING THE BIBLE, OR JUST READING IT EVERY DAY, I SIN LESS.  SIN STARTS IN THE MIND AND WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR MIND SET ON JESUS, YOU ARE NOT LETTING YOUR MIND WONDER INTO PLACES IT SHOULDN'T.  THAT IS ALSO DANGEROUS.  LOOK WHAT IS SAYS IN ROMANS 6:23 " For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."   JUST REMEMBER, YOU CAN'T BE TEMPTED BY SOMETHING YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT.  



GOD BLESS YOU ALL. 

"GOD ANSWERS PRAYER" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-08-16

God Answers Prayer




Luke 18:7 'And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? '



LUKE 18:1-8



This is not an exact comparison of God to this unjust judge, teaching us that we should badger God until we weary Him and He grants us our request.

Rather, Jesus is contrasting His willingness to answer our prayers with this unjust judge's unwillingness. The parable is a contrast, not a representation.

Not only do we have God who is a just judge who will avenge His elect speedily, but we also have Jesus as our advocate or attorney who is always making intercession for us. However, we have an adversary (the devil) who is constantly accusing us and misrepresenting God (the judge). This causes men to give up (faint) and not even plead their case with God because they doubt that He will answer them anyway.

Jesus is saying that our Father is not an unjust judge that we have to pressure into doing what is right. Many times we put more faith in people and their willingness to do what is right than we do in God. Satan has deceived us about the willingness of God to answer our prayers and Jesus is countering that deception with this parable. Jesus is encouraging us to pray (petition God) and not doubt His willingness to grant our requests. To teach that we must pester God until He gives in to our pressure is not good theology.

This widow's actions were commendable. She knew what was rightfully hers and she refused to take 'no' for an answer. If we can be that confident and determined when dealing with unjust men, how much more should we persist, despite the devil's delays, when dealing with our faithful Father. You can trust Him to always come through for you.


"LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-08-15

Like A Thief In The Night




Luke 17:24 'For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.'



LUKE 17:24-31



This scripture and the parallel scripture in Matthew 24:27 make it very clear that the second return of Jesus will be no secret to anyone. In Matthew's account, it is especially clear that this statement about the lightning was made so that we wouldn't be deceived by false Christs. Just as lightning is visible to everyone, so the second return of Jesus will be witnessed by the whole world. That's the reason we don't have to be fearful about missing His second coming and anxiously follow every report that Christ has come.

These verses completely destroy the claims of the Bahai religion and others who claim that Jesus has secretly come back the second time.

Just as Jesus had warned His disciples not to be deceived by false Christs because His second coming would be visible to everyone, He also explains that until the very day of His coming, the world will continue on its present course. People will not discern the signs of His coming just as the people during Noah's day didn't realize their impending judgment. This corresponds exactly with Jesus' prophecies about His coming being like the appearance of a thief in the night. Jesus is emphasizing that the unbelievers will not recognize that He is coming until it is too late. He is stressing that His coming will take the world by surprise.

The Lord is pointing out the urgent need to be ready for His return. In the same way that a thief comes when people are the least prepared, so our Lord will return in a time when people are not looking for Him. There will be a condition of apathy in the latter days that will tend to lull even the faithful to sleep if they don't take heed to His words. He urges us to be watchful so we will be prepared.


"PRAISING OUR GOD" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-08-15

HOW OFTEN DO YOU THANK GOD FOR ALL YOUR BLESSINGS?  DO YOU EVER SACRIFICE YOUR TIME FOR HIM AND JUST SIT WITH HIM AND LIFT UP YOUR HANDS AND SING PRAISES TO HIM?  HE DESERVES BOTH THE THANKS AND THE PRAISE, YOU KNOW.  LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN HEBREWS 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.  SOMETIMES I JUST SING TO HIM AND ALTHOUGH I KNOW I SOUND TERRIBLE TO MYSELF, I THINK HE LIKES IT AND, IF FOR NO OTHER REASON, I DO IT BECAUSE HIS WORD SAYS TO DO IT AND HE WANTS OUR OBEDIENCE.



 



ONE OTHER QUESTION IS, DO YOU EVER THANK HIM WHEN HE SAYS NO TO ONE OF YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS?  WE ALL SHOULD DO THIS JUST AS MUCH AS WE DO WHEN HE SAYS YES TO ONE.  HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR US AND WE SHOULD TRUST HIM ENOUGH TO ACCEPT ANYTHING THAT HE SAYS.  OH I KNOW WE ALL WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT WE ALWAYS DO THAT BUT DO WE?  I KNOW I HAVE QUESTIONED HIM BEFORE AND HAD TO ASK HIM TO FORGIVE ME FOR IT.  ACTUALLY IT TELLS US THIS IN 1ST THESSALONIANS 5:19 WHERE IT SAYS "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  DO YOU SEE THAT..."IN EVERYTHING".  AND, DON'T FORGET THAT THIS IS HIS WILL.  AS I SAID BEFORE, HE WANTS OUR OBEDIENCE.

 

MAKE SOME TIME FOR HIM AND LET HIM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT HIM.  I KNOW HE KNOWS EVERYTHING BUT THAT SHOULDN'T STOP US FROM TELLING HIM ANYWAY.  WE, AS PARENTS, KNOW THAT OUR CHILDREN LOVE US AND ARE THANKFUL FOR THE THINGS WE DO FOR THEM BUT DOESN'T IT FEEL GOOD TO HEAR THEM SAY THANKS.  I KNOW IT DOES ME.  HE LOVES US A LOT MORE THAN WE COULD EVER LOVE OUR CHILDREN AND HE JUST WANTS US TO LOVE HIM BACK.  I CERTAINLY AM GOING TO SHOW THAT TO HIM, HOW ABOUT YOU? 

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"BEING USABLE...ARE YOU READY?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-08-14

I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE SAY THAT THEY WISHED GOD WOULD GIVE THEM MORE TO DO FOR HIS KINGDOM.  MY QUESTION TO THEM IS, ARE YOU USABLE?  IF WE WANT TO BE USED, WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED.  DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME JESUS MINISTERED IN JERUSALEM WHERE THE MULTITUDE BELIEVED ON HIM WHEN THEY SAW THE MIRACLES HE HAD PERFORMED?  WOULDN'T YOU THINK THAT THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD TIME TO GET THE PEOPLE TO GO OUT AND START SPREADING HIS GOSPEL.  JESUS DIDN'T THINK SO.  SEE WHAT IT SAYS IN JOHN 2:23-25 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.  HE DIDN'T WANT THE PEOPLE PROCLAIMING HIS GOSPEL IN THEIR OWN ABILITY.  THEY WERE NOT READY.




WE MUST ALL STRIVE EVERY DAY TO BE READY TO BE USED BY JESUS.  WE MUST STUDY HIS WORD AND LEARN OF HIM AS HE COMMANDS IN MATTHEW 11:29.  TALK TO HIM EVERY DAY AND LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAS TO SAY.  WE MUST BE READY TO BE USED THE WAY HE WANTS US TO BE USED.  HE WILL NEVER GIVE US MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE.  

 

SO, GET READY AND GET EXCITED,  GREAT THINGS ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN AND IF YOU HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO MORE, JUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE USABLE.  HE WILL USE YOU IN A GREAT WAY.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


"GIVE THANKS DAILY" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-08-14

Give Thanks Daily




Luke 17:18 'There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.'



LUKE 17:11-18



Relatively few people who receive the goodness of the Lord return to give Him thanks for what He has done. That does not keep the Lord from doing what is right for us. He healed all ten of these lepers according to their request - not just the one who was thankful. However, there was only one out of the ten that was made 'whole.'

The Lord desires that we prosper in spirit, soul, and body. He wants us to be whole - not just healed. Part of the reason God meets our physical needs is to prove to us His willingness and ability to meet our emotional and spiritual needs. The Lord is concerned about our temporal needs (Mt. 6:30), but He is even more concerned about our eternal needs. All of these lepers needed physical healing and the Lord was moved with compassion and met their need.

He was also desiring to meet their spiritual needs, but only one out of the ten came back for that.

Being unthankful is always a sign that self is exalting itself above God. A selfless person can be content with very little. A self-centered person cannot be satisfied. Thankfulness is a sign of humility and cultivating a life of thankfulness will help keep 'self' in its proper place.

Thankfulness to the Lord for what He is and what He has done is a very important part of the Christian life. One of the many benefits of thanksgiving and praise is that they keep us from being 'self' oriented.

Giving thanks is a totally unselfish action and is a key to relationship with the Father that makes us 'whole' and not just 'healed.'


I KNOW I WRITE A LOT ABOUT HEALING BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT.  IT IS THERE FOR ALL OF US BUT SOME OF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THE WHOLE BIBLE.  ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SOME THAT SAY YOU DO, I WONDER.  I SAY I WONDER BECAUSE OF WHAT PAUL SAYS IN ROMANS 5:11, "And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement."  THE WORD "ATONEMENT" USED HERE, ACCORDING TO STRONG'S CONCORDANCE, MEANS "EXCHANGE".  


 

WE EXCHANGED OUR SINS FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.  (2ND CORINTHIANS 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.)



 

WE EXCHANGED OUR SICKNESS FOR HIS HEALTH. (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.)

 

WE EXCHANGE OUR SORROW FOR HIS JOY. (ISAIAH 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.)

 

WHY DON'T EVERYONE THAT SAYS THEY BELIEVE THE WHOLE BIBLE, BELIEVE ALL OF THIS?

 

IF I SAID TO YOU, "YOU ARE NOT BORN AGAIN", YOU WOULD PROBABLY TAKE OFFENCE TO THAT.  NOW, IF I ASKED YOU HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, YOU WOULD TELL ME THAT THE BIBLE SAYS IT AND JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS. THIS IS GREAT BUT THAT IS NOT ALL HE DID.  HE TOOK THOSE STRIPES ON HIS BODY SO YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE SICK.  IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THIS, HE TOOK THOSE STRIPES IN VAIN. YOU BELIEVE ONLY HALF OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU.


 

NOW GETTING BACK TO MY ORIGINAL QUESTION OF WHY I TALK SO MUCH ABOUT HEALING.  FIRST, IT IS BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT JESUS WOULD WANT ME TO DO. THE OTHER REASON IS THAT I AM PRAYING THAT ONE DAY YOU WILL GET SO TIRE OF BEING SICK THAT YOU WILL FINALLY GET INTO GOD'S WORD AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF THAT ALL OF THIS IS TRUE AND YOU ARE HEALED. YOU WILL FINALLY REALIZE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TRUSTING THE DOCTOR'S WORDS RATHER THAN THE WORD OF JESUS. YOU WILL REALIZE HOW WRONG THIS IS AND YOU WILL FINALLY RECEIVE YOUR HEALING. UNTIL THAT TIME THOUGH, KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOCTOR SAYS AND KEEP TAKING YOUR MEDICINES. I BELIEVE GOD PUT DOCTORS HERE TO KEEP US ALIVE UNTIL WE HAVE FAITH ENOUGH TO BELIEVE HIS WORD. YOU WILL KNOW WHEN IT IS TIME.

 

JUST THINK ABOUT THIS, IF YOU CAN BELIEVE YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, WHY NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE HEALED?  JESUS DID IT ALL AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS HAVE FAITH TO BELIEVE IT.  WON'T YOU BELIEVE IT TODAY?

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



"FOCUS ON THE THINGS ABOVE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-08-13

Focus On The Things Above




John 11:44 'And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.'




Symbolically, Lazarus is like many Christians. The Bible speaks of us passing from death unto new life when we get born again. But it is also true that in the physical and emotional realm, we bring our 'graveclothes' from our old life with us (i.e. habits, attitudes, etc.), and we need to be 'loosed' to fully enjoy our new life.

Our emotions and attitudes follow what we think. When we focus our attention on our problems, they are magnified out of proportion. When we neglect our problems and think on God's provision, the answer is magnified and the problem shrinks. Whatever we think upon is going to dominate us. If we think on depressing things, we'll be depressed. If we think on uplifting things, we'll be uplifted. If we think, 'by His stripes, we are healed', we'll be healed. If we think on sickness, we'll be sick.

Godly contentment isn't dependent upon circumstances. That is totally opposite of the way most people think today. No one really desires depression but very few feel any responsibility or authority to maintain positive emotions in the face of negative circumstances. They think emotions follow circumstances. That's not true. Emotions follow the way we think, and we can chose to think on things that are lovely, true, of good report, and so forth regardless of our circumstances. As we think, is how we respond emotionally.

Focus your attention on the invisible truths of the spiritual realm that are eternal, instead of the visible things of this physical world that will pass away.


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