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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Posted by Pastor Bob

Weekly Visit
December 10, 2017

Good Evening,
Hello, I am Pastor Bob, associate pastor of Truth and Mercy Ministries. Of the three pastors-our founder Pastor Abaldo is at the Truth and Mercy Headquarters in Yermo California, Pastor Charles Novak is from the Chicago area, and I am from everywhere else-literally from sea to shining sea.

Over the past couple of weeks I believe the Lord has shown me to begin to check in and update things as I see them from all over the USA. I shall attempt to do a brief 5-7 minute video each week along with some printed text, and will entitle it “Weekly Visit” (the weekly video will likely contain a little more material than the text). This evening I am in Indianapolis-the weather is cool but relatively mild with some small patches of snow in the shady areas. Traffic has been light to moderate all day though I haven't been near any shopping areas.

Well let's jump right in there. There are a couple of things I would like to talk about this past week. The first and most significant thing is that I had a great (and long) Skype session with Pastor Abaldo at the beginning of the week. We were talking about our prayer life and hearing the still small voice of God. What brother Danny had to say was certainly not new to me, but rather served as a reminder about the way, or rather the steps we should take in prayer. It seems that often people will read Scripture and then pray. That is one way, and certainly God answers our prayers according to His will in any manner He would so choose. Another approach mentoined by my dear Brother is to pray, then be quiet and listen for His still small voice to begin to bring about an answer to prayer. The next step would be to open up the Word of God, as of course often God will speak to us through His Word.

Jer 29:11-13 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. (12) 'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. (13) 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
These three verses from Jeremiah really speak to me, and I find myself reading them over and over again. God tells us that He will listen to us when we call upon Him, search and seek Him with out whole heart.

Psa 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
Psalm 23 is very familiar to many of us. It brings about a sense of quiet and well being free of distractions and worldly concerns.


1Pe 2:2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
As we look at a couple of verses in 1 and 2 Peter he speaks about the personal growth we receive from the study of God's word. In the above verse a few of the words are of course rather figureative in nature-but the point is easily understood. In the verse below out of 2 Peter, he speaks of growing in grace-this really excites me and hopefully all who are reading or listening to this.
2Pe 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.


As mentioned above I would talk about the second cool thing of the week. I work full time for a large company which has an outstanding reputation across the entire country. So yes, there is such a thing as a large corporation in America which is not laden with scandals. Every year I attend the annual Christmas Banquet which was a somewhat elegant affair (at least by my standards-you know cloth napkins, white table cloth in which to artfully create interesting stain out of overboard food graced upon said linen, along with tons of extra utensils and stuff I didn't really need after all). There were some 800 persons in attendance this past Friday night-some whom I personally know and many whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting. At the banquet last year I was chosen to do the invocation before dinner was served and gave a little speech which was carefully laced with Scripture. The words that God gave me to speak last year had a profound effect upon the audience and there were many tears of both joy and sadness as our founder, Mr. Acklie had passed away just a few months prior to the 2016 banquet. I addressed this in my speech as the Lord directed-Mrs. Acklie, the widow was very touched and there was just love in her eyes, I can't hardly even describe this. The CEO who is the son in law of the late Mr. Acklie had very genuine kind words to say to me. I give God all the glory and want none of the fanfare for myself-just a sinner saved by grace! This year the food was blessed by one of the vice presidents of the corporation-and his words spoken were directed toward thanking in Jesus' name. God had not instructed me to do the invocation this year-BUT I know He has other cooler plans for me in 2018. So I go with that-I will speak of these later so that we can pray together as Brothers and Sisters in the Lord.


I look forward to "visiting" again next week. I have planned a pre-Christmas message. It will perhaps be quite different so stay tuned.


The Lord Bless you!
Pastor Bob (a.k.a. Dr. Grandpa)




Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Very Rare and Most Beautiful Vase

Behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luk_17:21)

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there lived a very poor man in a shabby house in a run-down neighborhood on the wrong side of the tracks in a economically depressed town, in a state overrun with poverty and need. Things weren’t looking good.

One day as he was rummaging about the piles of items discarded from the local flea market, tossed aside because nobody wanted any of them, something caught his eye. It was a vase, and to his amazement, it was unbroken despite the obvious abuse it had suffered; unbroken, and unmarred.

In fact, it was beautiful, even more so when contrasted by all the trashy surroundings.

He took it home and placed it upon the mantle in his dingy living room, and then sat and simply stared at it. Day after day he would spend hours gazing upon the very rare and most beautiful vase.

One day, as he was intently focused upon the vase, he realized how cluttered his mantle was with other things, and how stained the wall was with the grime of poverty. So he cleared the junk off the mantle, and put a fresh coat of paint upon the wall. That simple decision caused the vase to stand out in even greater beauty, for now his entire wall took on the look of a beautiful painting, and he found such joy in gazing upon it all.

Then one day as he entered his living room he noticed how worn was the carpet, and how tattered were the furnishings. He pulled the carpet out and uncovered a beautiful hardwood floor; he cleaned and recovered the furnishings, transforming the look of the entire room. This is turn led him to slowly began renovating the rest of his home.

Once finished, he delighted in the comfort of his beautiful abode.

But then he noticed that the yard was overgrown with weeds, and filled with junk; the fence was broken down and the outside of his home looked weathered and wasted. So he set upon making the needed repairs and cleaning up the yard. Soon, his home became the talk of the neighborhood, for it brought such a sense of hope to all those around him.

Before long the other homeowners began making repairs upon their houses and yards, such that the entire neighborhood transformed and became the talk of the town.

Yet a little while longer and the town itself began to change; cleaning the trash off the streets, repairing broken windows and repainting faded homes; refurbishing businesses and rekindling dreams. At length, the town became the garden spot of the State.

Tourists came from far and wide to see the beauty of the transformed town. Upon seeing it, they each went home inspired to make changes in their own homes.

Meanwhile, the man sat happily in his living room and looked upon that rare and most beautiful vase, blessed that his life had been transformed by beauty.

Jesus said that kingdom of God was within us; that the royal, ruling power of God was at work transforming our lives from the inside out. This is that very rare and most beautiful vase, and the power of its influence is truly extraordinary! You can change your world — day by day.

RYLISMS Devotion DEC 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Feed My Sheep Pt 4-Fighting for -And Living In Joy

Rom_14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Act_20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Gal_5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1Jn_1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.


Beloved this message I write to you that your joy may be full, the same as 1Jn 1:4

I see, as many of you do, so many people that have no Joy at all. I speak of Christians.

A simple word, but I remind you with this message what you already know.
Joy unspeakable and full of Glory, that is our promise, but why do so many have no joy, or very little.

There are times and seasons when many , myself included, seem to have a lack of Joy.
It can be circumstances, family chaos, holidays spent alone, bad news, trial and tribulation, you name it.

Joy is a promise, but there are times we must fight for it, why? 'The devil comes to steal , kill, and destroy', that is your joy and peace he is after, and more.

To everything there is a season, people grieve over a lost one, this is normal, what is not normal is when we are not walking in joy because the battles of life are striping it from us, yes, it sometime takes spiritual warfare to keep in Joy.

Other times, we must simply claim what the bible says and walk in it.

Sometimes it is a simple attitude of gratitude we are missing, by gossip, murmuring, using vain, pro-fain words, when we should have our speech salted with heavenly salt.

Joy is in our heart and it should be in our mouths as well. I know many lonely people that feel no one loves them, guess what, Jesus loves you , you are his.

I read emails where people are walking in self-condemnation, condemnation is not of God, its of the flesh and devil. If you sinned, you repent, and get up fresh, forgiven, listen...only Jesus can offer this refreshing, nothing else in this world can, only Jesus.

Joy, simple, many need to read this simple word, Joy beloved, walk , fight for it, claim it, live it.

If your in a place where your joy is lacking, trust in the lord, love and worship the lord, read his word, help others, and know you are one of his saints.

Things come and things go, no matter the case, let us all keep in mind, JOY, it's a fruit of the spirit, it must be cultivated, and yes we all can cultivate joy, by the holy spirit and the very presence of Jesus Christ.

This is the simple word I was given to feed the lords sheep. JOY!!!


I end with a John Piper short on this very message. How to fight for joy, take a listen.

Fighting For Joy - John Piper Sermon Jam

This video was produced by Newsong Church Hawaii formerly known as Refresh Ministries. We are a Christian church and on the island of Oahu. To learn more about our us please visit
www.Newsonghawaii.org
 
A typography video made to John Piper's sermon series "How to Fight for Joy."





 

Eric Ludy - Astonishing Triumph - (Reckoning the Truth Series)

This is the last one , one week of excellent words. I think this one wraps it up well- Astonishing Triumph-Amen



Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Prophetic Weather Man Winter Outlook For 2018

I have a very long standing , sort of joke. I have been posting these almost every year, most of the time I just email them to my few beloved ones I email and Skype with. I told them, now I will post public.

Its odd how every year these are correct, not prophetic, just a feeling. I have always had a feeling about weather, and for years have given my OWN Farmers almanac LOL.

Locations unknown, but in locations the winter of 2018 will go down in history in places as the worse winter on record.

Last year many places broke records it will be the same, but worse , I mean very bad in areas. If you live in a place that gets cold, has snow, be alert to the fact you will need warm stuff to put on and inside your place. Have back up heat, anything, power will be out to 100's of thousands so do winter preps and for extreme weather events like big winter tornadoes, happened last year this year worse, sorry but that is what I have to give.

Wild floods in areas and all these weather events and super storms this year 2018 will break all records in areas.

Have a blessed and safe winter.

Eric Ludy - In Christ - (Reckoning the Truth Series)

Note, these video shorts are getting 1-3 views, take time watch these are great, full of powerful truths and excellence, put in a way I have never heard any one say them before, honestly you do not know what your missing, watch just one, any one and you will see what I mean.

I keep posting them for the week as said, for that one person, one heart at a time.