Archive for October, 2010

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Martin from the Former Adventist Fellowship group in Redlands was driving me home and we got to talking about Romans Chapter 7. And I felt I needed a challange I guess because I felt like the Lord was leading me to write lyrics based on that passage.

So Martin folks here’s the lyrics to Romans 7 (Rise) as usual if you feel impressed to put them to music let me know they are open and free to use by all.

Romans 7 (Arise)

After the fall, we’re pointed to the Law; which points us simply to the Christ.

When we repent, He is heaven sent; the Spirit seals us and saves our lives.

Though we are saved, we’ve misbehaved; it is the sin that is still within us.

We wish we would, do what we should, yet we are filled with such disgust.

Through Christ the old man is dead.

Yet sin still rears its ugly head.

Through Christ the old man is dead.

Yet sin still rears its ugly head.

Through Christ…Arise!

What’s goin on, our sins are gone, as far away as the east is from the west.

And still we sin; it seems we cannot win, though we try to do our very best.

We want to cry, we don’t know why; this doesn’t seem to make a bit of sense.

We truly know, our lives do show, the Holy Spirit lives in these earthly tents.

Through Christ the old man is dead.

Yet sin still rears its ugly head.

Through Christ the old man is dead.

Yet sin still rears its ugly head.

Through Christ…Arise!

What we want to do, we do not do.

Oh Lord what are we going to do?

We’re going to trust our souls to you.

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

We trust you through the Power of your Word.

Through Christ the old man is dead.

Yet sin still rears its ugly head.

Through Christ the old man is dead.

Yet sin still rears its ugly head.

Through Christ…Arise!

When He came down He suffered so, He knew that to the Cross He’d go.

And then He’d be placed in a tomb, knowing that He would rise up soon!

Through Christ…Arise!

Through Christ…Arise!

Through Christ…Arise!

Titian's Ancona Crucifiction, 1558.

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Revolution: The Steps to Salvation

Someone asked me to do a set on how to attain Salvation, instead I’ve made it a brand new page that can be accessed from the main menu.

You will find the page at the following link or through the menu system:Revolution: The Steps to Salvation

Please leave a comment on that page if you have found Salvation…because I want to pray for you!

In Christ,




Free at Last

Chi-le! Chi-le!

God of Miracles

“We are all well in the shelter the 33” –First note from Survivors many Weeks ago.

“I never used to pray…but down there I began to pray. I got closer to God.” Miner 28 Out

“Down there…it was God versus the Devil…and God won.” Chilean Miner

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Because of his great mercy he has given us a new birth to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

1Pe 1:4  and to an inheritance kept in heaven for you that can’t be destroyed, corrupted, or changed.

1Pe 1:5  Through faith you are being protected by God’s power for a salvation that is ready to be revealed at the end of time.

1Pe 1:6  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you have to suffer various kinds of trials,

1Pe 1:7  so that the genuineness of your faith, which is more valuable than gold that perishes when it is tested by fire, may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

1Pe 1:8  Though you have not seen him, you love him. And even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,

1Pe 1:9  because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1st Peter 1:3-9

Savior at San Jose Mine

 Osman Araya Araya is rising up through a 2,000-foot shaft in the rocks of Chile inside the Fenix 2 capsule. The shaft is almost exactly the circumference of a manhole cover. The cable has been slowly winding in his lifeline for around 10 minutes and now I’m watching as the capsule rises from the ground. The rescues workers surrounding the area applaud, this is the third miracle I’ve witnessed tonight, and I’m watching live.

He bursts into tears, as his wife and he finally are able to touch each other after an unimaginable 60 days. After a long heartfelt moment they let each other go and he hugs the Chilean president, and a couple of other workers. Then he turns to all of the others behind the safety barricades and thanks them profusely, waving to them all. He’s wearing a miner’s helmet and a pair of very dark sunglasses to protect his eyesight. He settles down on a stretcher and they strap him in to transport him to a state of the art medical center that’s been built on site and as they wheel him away he waves again, and gives the rescuers the thumbs up. There is more applause, crying, laughter and tears.

This is the sixth miracle so far and people say miracles don’t happen anymore.



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I was looking through the Friends of the Library bookstore a few days ago when I saw a book with the intriguing title You Can Negotiate Everything. Intrigued I picked it up and looked it over, and then with a smile I returned it to the cart. You see while it’s nice to think you can negotiate everything that fact of the mater is the most important choice you make is not able to be negotiated.

Your Eternal Destiny

If you fail to repent and turn to Jesus Christ you will not be able to negotiate your way into Heaven. You could stand there in front of Him and argue with mankinds greatest ever arguments and you would not get into Heaven. (more…)

A Word of warning if you want to print out this document it is at least 17 pages long in Word so have plenty of paper handy. 🙂
Groom, Texas

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Note: For all of the biblical passages I looked up for this post I used the Amplified Version of the Bible. This version has what I would consider a running commentary within the verses themselves. [The commentary will be withing brackets] like this. So if you want to read the stuff in brackets you can, if you wish not to that’s fine as well. The message of the post will not change.

What I Believe

I believe that the Rapture of the Church and the Glorious Appearing are two entirely seperate events. This article is written to allow you to have all the infromation you need to make an informed decision for yourself. The most important thing to remember is that your Salvation is assured when you repent and give your life over to Christ and He sends the Holy Spirit to indwell and seal you for Heaven. As you read through this article I encourage you to do so after asking the Holy Spirit to show you His truth, allow Him to lead your study even if it takes you places that don’t seem to be right. That’s exactly how I found a deep personal relationship with my Creator and my God.

The Rapture and the Glorious Appearing

Rapture Passages Glorious Appearing Passages
John 14:1-3 Daniel 2:44-45
Romans 8:19 Daniel 7:9-14
1st Corinthians 1:7-8 Daniel 12:1-3
1st Corinthians 15:51-53 Zechariah 12:10
1st Corinthians 16:22 Zechariah 14:1-15
Philippians 3:20-21 Matthew 13:41
Philippians 4:5 Matthew 24:15-31
Colossians 3:4 Matthew 26:64
1st Thessalonians 1:10 Mark 13:14-27
1st Thessalonians 2:19 Mark 14:26
1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 Luke 21:25-28
1st Thessalonians 5:9 Acts 1:9-11
1st Thessalonians 5:23 Acts 3:19-21
2nd Thessalonians 2:1 1st Thessalonians 3:13
1st Timothy 6:14 2nd Thessalonians 1:6-10
2nd Timothy 4:1 2nd Thessalonians 2:8
2nd Timothy 4:8 1st Peter 4:12-13
Titus 2:13 2nd Peter 3:1-14
Hebrews 9:28 Jude Verses 14-15
James 5:7-9 Revelation 1:7
1st Peter 1: 7,13 + 5:4 Revelation 19:11-20:6
1st John 2:28-3:2 Revelation 22: 7,12,20
Jude Verse 21  
Revelation 2:25  
Revelation 3:10  

Rapture Verses in Full

John 14:1-3

14:1 DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.

2 In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.

3 And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.