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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GETTING TO KNOW JESUS TROUGH HIS WORD





DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE WHOLE BIBLE IS TRUE?  A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T, EVEN SOME CHRISTIANS.  I OFTEN WONDER HOW THEY CAN PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT THEY WANT TO BELIEVE AND THINK THEY ARE SERVING GOD.  I ONLY SAY THIS BECAUSE OF WHAT PAUL SAYS TO TIMOTHY IN 2ND TIMOTHY 3:16-17 WHERE HE SAYS "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."  THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH ME TRYING TO TEACH A MESSAGE LIKE THIS ONE IS THAT THOSE PEOPLE I AM TALKING ABOUT CAN CHOOSE NOT TO BELIEVE THESE TWO VERSES.  THERE IS NOT A LOT ANYONE CAN DO BUT TO PRAY FOR THEM.  IF ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD HIMSELF, HOW CAN ANYONE NOT BELIEVE IN IT IF THEY LOVE HIM?




THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH THESE PEOPLE IS THAT SOME OF THEM WANT TO ARGUE ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES. THEY HAVE LEARNED JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE REALLY RELIGIOUS.  IT IS GOOD TO KNOW GOD'S WORD AND DISCUSS IT WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS BUT IF THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN THE INTERPRETATION, DON'T ARGUE ABOUT IT. IF THERE ARE NEW CHRISTIANS AROUND WHEN THIS IS GOING ON, IT ONLY CONFUSES THEM AND COULD MAKE THEM TURN AWAY FROM GOD'S WORD ALTOGETHER.  

 

LOOK WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT HIS LITTLE ONES, OR I CALL THEM BABY CHRISTIANS, IN MATTHEW 18:2-6 "And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."  WOULD YOU WANT TO BE ONE OF THESE WHO OFFENDS ONE OF HIS CHILDREN?  I THINK NOT!!!!!!




STUDY THE WORD AND REALLY GET TO KNOW IT SO YOU CAN MINISTER TO THOSE WHO REALLY NEED IT.  BELIEVE IN GOD'S WORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART.  ALWAYS SEEK HIM FIRST AND CONTINUALLY THANK HIM FOR ALL YOUR BLESSINGS.  ALSO THANK HIM FOR THINGS HE IS DOING THAT WE DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT.  HE LOVE US AND WANTS THE BEST FOR US AND THE SOONER WE CAN GET THIS, THE BETTER OFF WE WILL BE.  HE REALLY DOES LOVE US.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.







"OUR COMFORT IS IN ETERNITY" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-10-17

Our Comfort Is In Eternity




John 14:2 '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.'





This is Jesus' last teaching to His disciples before His crucifixion. Jesus' disciples were about to go through the greatest test of their faith that they had ever encountered. Jesus said that He was saying these things so His disciples would not be offended. Jesus was preparing them for what was to come. Why then speak of preparing them a mansion in heaven? The reason for this was to comfort the disciples and help them put things in perspective. In 1 Thessalonians 4:18, Paul tells us to comfort one another with words about being gathered unto the Lord in the air. Paul said again, 'I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us' (Rom. 8:18). Someday, all of our trials will seem like nothing and this can be a great comfort to us now.

Also, when we think about being with the Lord through all eternity, it helps us to put things in proper perspective. It is easy to get fearful about our problems and think all is lost. However, for those of us who are born again, if worse comes to worse, we still have the promise of Jesus wiping all the tears from our eyes and preparing a habitation for us where all our former sorrows will have passed away. This keeps us from despairing and makes us much stronger in our faith.

In heaven, there are many dwelling places and Jesus is preparing one for us.

The thing that is going to make heaven 'heaven' is the fact that we will be with Jesus. No doubt, there will be things to see and do that will be wonderful, but nothing will compare to being with the one who loved us and died for us. A preoccupation with the details of what things will be like in heaven is missing the point.


"JESUS FORGAVE ALL SIN" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-10-16







JESUS FORGAVE ALL SIN
 

I THINK THIS IS THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD MESSAGE I HAVE PUT OUT AND I DON'T SEE WHY.  ALL THAT I HAVE SAID IS IN GOD'S WORD.  HOWEVER, I AM GOING TO TRY TO PUT IT INTO A BETTER FRAME OF REFERENCE.  

 

WHEN YOU ARE WITNESSING TO NON-BELIEVERS, DO YOU EVER TELL THEM THAT ALL SIN HAS BEEN FORGIVEN?  A LOT OF PEOPLE START OFF BY TELLING THEM HOW MUCH OF A SINNER THEY ARE.  DON'T YOU THINK THAT THEY KNOW THIS.  THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO TELL THEM HOW BAD THEY ARE, THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT.  SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY HAVE SINNED SO BAD THAT GOD WOULD NEVER FORGIVE THEM.  AT THIS POINT WE CAN TELL THEM THAT THEIR SINS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN CARE OF AND  ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT JESUS AND WHAT HE DID FOR THEM AND THEY WILL BE SAVED.













NOW LET ME TRY TO EXPLAIN.  I HAVE BEEN ASKED HOW JESUS COULD HAVE DIED FOR SINS THAT WE HAVE NOT YET COMMITTED.  DO THEY THINK HE IS GOING TO DIE EVERY TIME SOMEONE SINS?  THE BIBLE SAYS IN 1ST JOHN 2:2 THAT "And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only,  but also for the sins of the whole world ."  

 

THAT MEANS EVERYONE'S SINS, EVEN HITLER'S, HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN AND IF HE HAD ACCEPTED JESUS BEFORE HE DIED, YOU WILL SEE HIM IN HEAVEN.  PROPITIATION IS THE ACT OF APPEASING WRATH AND CONCILIATING THE FAVOR OF AN OFFENDED PERSON.  IN THEOLOGY, THE ATONEMENT OR ATONING SACRIFICE, OFFERED TO GOD TO ASSUAGE HIS WRATH AND RENDER HIM PROPITIOUS TO SINNERS.  JESUS IS THE PROPITIATION FOR THE SINS OF ALL MEN.



A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT LUKE 2:13-14 (And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.)  MEANS THAT GOD BROUGHT PEACE AMONG MEN BUT WE KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE.  JESUS, HIMSELF, SAID IN MATTHEW 10:34 THAT "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."  

 

THE PEACE JESUS WAS TALKING ABOUT WAS PEACE BETWEEN GOD AND MAN.  WE DID NOT HAVE THAT PEACE BEFORE JESUS AND COULD NOT EVEN GO DIRECTLY TO GOD IN PRAYER BECAUSE OF OUR SINS.  JESUS TOOK CARE OF THAT FOR US AND IT TELLS US THIS IN EPHESIANS 2:13-14 WHERE IT SAYS "But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us".



SO WHEN YOU ARE WITNESSING, TELL THE PERSON OF THE GREAT LOVE JESUS HAS FOR THEM AND HOW HE SHOWED THAT LOVE BY DYING ON THE CROSS FOR THEM TO FORGIVE THEM FOR THEIR SINS.  YOU MIGHT BE THE ONLY ONE THAT THEY WILL LISTEN TO SO DON'T LET THEM DOWN. 



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




"TURN BACK TO GOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-10-16

Turn Back To God




Luke 22:32 'But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.'





The concept of 'conversion' is mentioned in the Holy Scriptures at least 14 times. The basic meaning of the term is a turning or returning to God. This implies a turning away from sin and a turning to God. Repentance and putting faith in God are corresponding synonyms to conversion.

The theological basis for conversion lies in the truth of the 'atonement.'

Although man lapses into sin, the truth of the atonement remains. When men turn to God in repentance and faith, the effects of the atonement - reconciliation and forgiveness - avail.

The apostle Paul expresses the act of conversion in this way: 'Turning to God from idols to serve the living and true God' (1 Th. 1:9). Also, 'to open their eyes (the Gentiles), and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me' (Jesus) (Acts 26:18).

Jesus instructed Peter to get back into ministry after he repented of his denial. If Jesus had not given Peter this command, many people might have doubted that Peter should be in a position of leadership. Indeed, Peter himself must have doubted whether or not he was fit. After Jesus' resurrection, the Lord again admonished Peter three times to serve Him by ministering to His sheep.

In the context of Luke 22, Peter's faith was shaken and he denied the Lord but did not reject Him. Jesus' admonition to Peter was that when he turned back again to Him (converted), he was to strengthen the brethren.


"ARE YOU SURE OF YOUR SALVATION" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-10-15
ARE YOU SURE OF YOUR SALVATION?  

 

I CAN'T GET OVER HEARING PEOPLE WHO SAY, WHEN I ASK THEM IF THEY ARE SURE THEY ARE BORN AGAIN, THEY SAY "I HOPE SO".  DON'T YOU THINK WITH SOMETHING THIS IMPORTANT, THEY WOULD BE SURE?  

 


ARE YOU REALLY BORN AGAIN?  DID YOU RECEIVE JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR OR DID YOU GO DOWN TO THE ALTER IN CHURCH FOR ANOTHER REASON.  I AM SERIOUS.  IN MY GROWING UP YEARS, I HEARD BOYS JOKE ABOUT THEM GOING DOWN TO THE ALTER JUST BECAUSE OTHER KIDS WERE DOING IT.  THAT IS NOT BEING BORN AGAIN.  I AM AFRAID A LOT MORE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY MEN, ARE LIKE THIS.  IF YOU ARE ONE OF THESE KIDS AND WAS NOT SERIOUS ABOUT RECEIVING JESUS, LET ME TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HELL.  IF YOU THINK THAT IS A LITTLE HARSH.  JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU DIE,  YOU WILL FIND OUT WHAT HARSH REALLY IS.

 

BEING BORN AGAIN IS NOTHING TO JOKE AROUND WITH.  IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN, YOU HAD BETTER FIND OUT.  IN JOHN 3:5, JESUS IS TALKING TO NICODEMUS, A RULER OF THE JEWS, AND SAID, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."  THIS WAS JESUS TALKING.  YOU HAVE A NATURAL BIRTH, WHICH WAS FROM YOUR MOTHER, AND A SPIRITUAL BIRTH WHICH IS ACCEPTING JESUS.

 

THE DICTIONARY SAYS TO BE BORN AGAIN IS TO BE REGENERATED AND RENEWED TO RECEIVE SPIRITUAL LIFE.  YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF IF YOU ARE TRULY REGENERATED AND RENEWED, NOT JUST PLAYING AROUND.  THE BIBLE SAYS IN JEREMIAH 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  HAVE YOU REALLY FOUND HIM?

 

I HOPE I HAVE HIT A NERVE OF SOME OF YOU THAT ARE NOT SURE, OR HAVE ANY DOUBTS, AS TO YOUR SALVATION.  THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS SO DON'T DELAY.  IF YOU ARE NOT SURE YOU HAD BETTER FIND OUT AS TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE.  IF I CAN HELP IN ANY WAY, I AM ALWAYS RIGHT HERE.  JUST MESSAGE ME. 


 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"OUR SUCCESS IS IN GOD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-10-15

Our Success Is In God




Matthew 26:33 'Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.'





Just like Peter, we are often more confident of ourselves than God is. Many Christians are devastated when they fail in some area that they thought they had long since grown past. We need to realize that as long as we are in this mortal body, we cannot fall asleep at our battle station against the works of the flesh. If we do, our flesh is just as capable of sin as anyone else's. If we fall, it should concern us but not surprise us. We should simply realize with Paul, that 'in my flesh dwelleth no good thing,' get back into the spirit through confession and forgiveness, and go on with Jesus.

The Lord has never had anyone who was qualified working for Him. Peter wasn't qualified, and even at our best, neither are we. If we realize that we are nothing and have nothing, then we are prime candidates to be used by God.

Peter went on to become probably the best known of the twelve apostles. The Lord used him mightily. But He didn't want him, or us, to forget that it was Christ in Peter and not Peter himself who was great.

This also illustrates the extent of our Father's love and forgiveness. If God not only forgave Peter for his sin, but also reinstated and advanced him, then surely we have not pushed God's grace beyond its limit. Where sin abounds, grace abounds much more.

God doesn't see us as a failure - just a learner. God can redeem the worst 'failure' and work it together for good (Rom 8:28). We need to think like God.


"SHARING JESUS WITH EVERYONE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-10-14
SHARING JESUS WITH EVERYONE

 

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT JESUS IN PUBLIC, ISN'T IT STRANGE HOW PEOPLE REACT?  I CAN REMEMBER WHEN I WAS TRAVELING, I WOULD STOP IN A GROCERY STORE AND WHEN SOMEONE WOULD ASK ME "HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY?"  I WOULD SAY "I AM HEALED IN THE NAME OF JESUS" OR "JESUS IS BLESSING ME EVERY DAY".  EVERYTHING WOULD GET VERY QUIET.

 

SINCE I WAS A SALESMAN, I HAD OVER A HUNDRED CUSTOMERS THAT I CALLED ON EVERY MONTH AND SOME TWICE A MONTH.  I NEVER HELD BACK WHEN IT CAME TO TALKING ABOUT JESUS AND EVERYONE KNEW THAT I WAS A CHRISTIAN.  AFTER GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER, WHEN THEY WERE SICK THEY WOULD ASK IF I WOULD PRAY FOR THEM.  I AM SURE SOME OF THEM THOUGHT I WOULD SAY, "SURE I WILL" AND THEN FORGET ALL ABOUT IT WHEN I LEFT.  NO, I WOULD PRAY FOR THEM RIGHT THERE IN THEIR SHOP OR STORE.  THE REALLY WONDERFUL THING ABOUT IT IS, SOME OF THEM HAD FAITH TO BELIEVE AND WERE HEALED.  AFTER THAT, WHENEVER THEY WOULD BE FEELING BAD OR ONE OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WOULD BE SICK, THEY WOULD ASK ME TO PRAY FOR THEM, AND I DID.  THE THING WE HAVE TO WATCH IS TO BE PERSISTENT BUT NOT PUSHY. WHEN WE FORCE OUR BELIEFS ON SOME PEOPLE, IT JUST DRIVES THEM FARTHER AWAY. JUST DON'T COMPROMISE.

 

ANOTHER THING THAT WAS A LITTLE FUNNY IS THAT WHEN I WOULD WALK INTO A SHOP OR STORE AND SOMEONE WOULD BE TELLING AN OFF-COLORED JOKE, THEY WOULD STOP AND APOLOGIZE TO ME IF I HAD HEARD ANYTHING BAD.  AT LEAST THERE WAS NO DOUBT AS TO WHERE I STOOD WITH JESUS. .

 

NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG, I AM NOT TELLING YOU THIS TO MAKE YOU THINK I AM SOME KIND OF A SUPER CHRISTIAN.  THERE IS NOTHING SUPER ABOUT ME.  I JUST LOVE JESUS AND I WANT TO TELL EVERYONE ABOUT HIS LOVE FOR US.  YOU CAN DO THIS ALSO.

 

I AM SURE A LOT OF BAD THINGS WERE SAID ABOUT ME BUT I REALLY DON'T CARE.  IT IS GOOD TO BE PERSECUTED FOR JESUS' SAKE SO I CAN REJOICE BECAUSE OF WHAT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 5:12 "Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."  WHEN PAUL (THEN SAUL) WAS PERSECUTING ALL THE JEWS, JESUS ASK HIM WHY HE WAS PERSECUTING HIM.  WHEN PEOPLE ARE SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING, DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY, THEY JUST DON'T LIKE JESUS.  NO MATTER HOW BAD IT HURTS YOU OR HOW BAD IT MAKES YOU FEEL OR HOW BAD IT HURTS YOUR BUSINESS, JESUS WILL MAKE IT RIGHT.  HE ALWAYS DID FOR ME AND HE WILL FOR YOU.

 

SO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND MENTION JESUS EVERYWHERE YOU GO.  IF PEOPLE CAN TALK ABOUT THEIR GODS OUT IN PUBLIC, WHY SHOULDN'T WE.  OUR GOD IS STILL ALIVE AND THEIRS ARE DEAD.  I LOVE TO ASK THEM WHICH THEY THINK IS MORE POWERFUL, OUR LIVING GOD OR THEIR STATUE.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"LOVE COMES FIRST" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-10-14

Love Comes First




John 13:35 'By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.'





Jesus didn't say that all men would know we are His disciples by our doctrine, our rituals, our hatred for sin, or even by the way we express our love for God. He said very clearly, that the one characteristic that would cause the world to identify us as His followers, is our love, one for another.

This same night, the Lord prayed to His Father using this same thought saying, 'That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me' (Jn. 17:21). The only way that Christ's body will be one as the Father and Jesus are One, is through God's kind of love.

Unity of believers, that can only come through a genuine God-kind of love, is the greatest tool for evangelism that the church has or will ever have, according to Jesus. The early church didn't have the massive organizational structures that we see today or the ability to travel anywhere in the world in just a matter of hours. They certainly did not come close to spending as much money, in proportion to us, to spread the gospel. And yet, the pagans of Thessalonica said of Paul and his companions, 'These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also' (Acts 17:6). They had evangelized the known world in less than thirty years.

Before we can ever fulfill the great commission of Matthew 28:19-20, there must be a revival of love in the church, where doctrine and ritual take a 'back seat' to love for one another.


WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HALLOWEEN?

 


I WROTE ABOUT THIS A LITTLE LATE LAST YEAR BUT I TRY TO WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT HALLOWEEN EVERY YEAR TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE LORD THINKS ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.  I THOUGHT I WOULD GET A MESSAGE OUT EARLIER THIS YEAR TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE HISTORY TO SHOW HOW HALLOWEEN CAME TO BE.  IT ORIGINATED WITH "THE CELTIC FESTIVAL OF SAMHAIN" WHERE THEY WOULD BUILD BONFIRES AND WEAR COSTUMES TO WARD OFF GHOSTS.  IN THE EIGHTH CENTURY, THE POPE DESIGNATED NOVEMBER 1ST AS A TIME TO HONOR ALL SAINTS.  SOON "ALL SAINTS DAY" BEGIN TO INCORPORATE SOME OF THE SAMHAIN TRADITIONS.  THE EVENING BEFORE WAS KNOWN AS "ALL HALLOWS EVE".  


 


IT WAS ALSO A TIME ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN DEATH.  THE CELTS BELIEVED THAT ON THAT NIGHT THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE WORLDS OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD BECAME BLURRED AND THE GHOSTS OF THE DEAD WOULD RETURN TO THE EARTH.  I AM LISTING BELOW SOME OF THE THINGS ASSOCIATED WITH HALLOWEEN, WITH SCRIPTURE REFERENCES, SO YOU CAN GO TO YOUR BIBLE AND READ ALL ABOUT EACH ONE.  

 

GHOSTS

LEVITICUS 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

 

WITCHES

EXODUS 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

 

VAMPIRES

LEVITICUS 7:26-27 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

 

WIZARDS

DEUTERONOMY 18:10-12 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.  THIS ONE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.

 

NOW THE BIG QUESTION IS, SHOULD A CHRISTIAN CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN?  I WILL GIVE YOU TWO TRAINS OF THOUGHT ON THIS AND YOU CAN PRAY ABOUT IT AND HOPEFULLY WILL OBEY THE LORD IN WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU.  AS A CHRISTIAN WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE OCCULT, WITCHCRAFT, DEMONISM OR THINGS LIKE THAT.  IF WE DO, I BELIEVE WE ARE CONTRADICTING GOD'S WORD.  IF YOUR HALLOWEEN IS CENTERED AROUND THESE THINGS, I WOULD SAY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

 

ON THE OTHER HAND, IS IT WRONG TO DRESS YOUR CHILDREN IN SOME CUTE COSTUME, NOTHING DEMONIC, AND LET THEM GO DOOR TO DOOR SAYING "TRICK OR TREAT?"  YOU WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU FEEL THE LORD IS TELLING YOU TO DO.

 


I WAS NEVER COMFORTABLE WITH CELEBRATING IT BECAUSE EVERYTHING YOU SEE IS ABOUT THESE THINGS.  DRESSING ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN UP IN SOMETHING THAT REPRESENTS SOMETHING THAT THE BIBLE SPEAKS UNKINDLY TOWARD REALLY BOTHERED ME.  WE USED TO HAVE "PRAISE THE LORD" PARTIES ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT THE CHURCH WHERE WE WOULD SOMETIMES BRING COVERED DISHES AND PLAY GAMES WITH THE CHILDREN BUT NO COSTUMES.  WE WOULD SING PRAISES TO JESUS AND JUST HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME.  THIS IS JUST AN IDEA IF SOMEONE IS LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE TRADITIONAL HALLOWEEN PARTY.  ALL THE KIDS WOULD GO HOME WITH A BAG OF CANDY AND WE KNEW OUR CANDY WAS SAFE.  WITH THE NUTS OUT THERE THESE DAYS, WHY TAKE A CHANGE ON THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN.

 

THIS IS SOMETHING I FELT THE LORD WANTED ME TO WRITE ABOUT AGAIN AND I HOPE IT HELP SOME OF YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE IN'S AND OUT'S OF HALLOWEEN.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"A NEW REVELATION OF LOVE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-10-13

A New Revelation Of Love




John 13:34 'A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.'





Jesus previously stated that all the law and the prophets were dependent on loving God first, and then loving your neighbor as yourself. These truths were already in the law but people missed them. So, this commandment was not new in the sense that it had never been given before, but it was brought to the forefront and given new meaning through the example of Jesus. Jesus not only loved His neighbor as Himself, He loved us more than Himself.

John, the apostle who wrote this gospel, later wrote about the new commandment of love. No doubt, he received his inspiration from this teaching of Jesus. John wrote, 'Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth' (1 Jn. 2:7-8). He then goes on to speak of loving one another.

This commandment, or the revelation that God gave to man through His Word, wasn't new, but was never clearly seen by men because of the darkness that separated them from God. In the light of Jesus' life, the darkness was removed and the old commandment of love became new through the example of Jesus in a way that mere words could never express.


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