Sorry about being absent from facebook for awhile. I hope you all are doing ok. I just can’t get over this vast Universe that God has created and we live in. I think of all that has been made for us through inventions and it has all came from this earth. Steel, from the earth, think about tires, computers, medicines for your health, the four seasons that happens each year, All the things that has been made from the ingredients from the earth, even the human body is made greatly from, you guessed it, the dirt, the special things that is in the earth. I love going out at night and just look up at the creation of God. The stars that seem to dim and brighten at a steady pace. We are to worship the Creator. not the creation, but it sure is nice checking out at what God has made. Here are a few Scriptures to read about God, the Creator
Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
Isaiah 40:28 [Full Chapter]
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Hope you have a blessed day! Rev. Phillip Towery
(DO NOT SPEAK AGAINST A MAN OF GOD)
23 And he went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, you bald head; go up, you bald head (the words, “little children,” are probably an unfortunate translation; the Hebrew word is “na’ar”; it can mean anything up to 40 years old; as well, the words, “bald head,” do not necessarily mean that Elisha had no hair on his head; it could have signified a “worthless fellow”; at any rate, it was a term of contempt).
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the Name of the LORD (placed a curse on them). And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tore forty and two children of them (when they insulted the man of God, they, in effect, were insulting the Lord).
25 And he went from thence to Mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.
We need to watch what we say against our fellow Christian brothers and sisters or anyone whether you know them personally or not. We seem to forget that God is listening to every word that comes out of our mouth. We need to remember that the Bible says that one day every knee shall bow down before our Lord.
Know if we have a brother that is doing wrong, do what the Bible says. Go to the brethern and not be talking behind there back. (this is speaking to me too as I write this). We may seem to forget that every word that we speak is heard by God. The Bible says that one day every knee shall bow before God. If we keep these things close to our heart, we will live a better life. God bless, Rev. Phillip Towery, founder of Faith In Prayers Ministery, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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There is a God
I just came in from outside. What a beautiful day. The temp. is just right. How can people truly say from their heart that there is no God. How can they think of the Sun rising and setting everyday is just on it’s on. How do they think of billion after billion of stars was just made by no one, how can they say there is no God when you breath on your own. Do they think that the air is just there, we never run out, how can they believe that it’s manufactured it’s self on it’s on. Also check out Biden and the bishops? | USCatholic.org
Try this test and truly ask Him in your life if He’s real and truly mean it from your heart and sense His presence. Thomas, one of the chosen that Jesus chose of the 12 Disciples. When John and some of the other Disciples told Thomas that Jesus has risen from the dead, Thomas said that he would not believe until he could put his hands in the scar in his side and hands. What happened then , with the house shut and windows, Jesus appeared and said Thomas, feel these scars. Then Thomas said, oh Lord, he believed once he felt and seen with his eyes. Jesus told him, you believed because you seen, Blessed are they that hasn’t seen and believe. Praise be to our Lord! You see Jesus knew his heart, He knows yours and mine too. Give the Lord Jesus a try and allow Him to be there for you, He loves you. God bless you all. Rev. Phillip Towery…… email@example.com….website.. www.faithinprayers.org
Hello and hope all is well. I’m sorry about the long delay between the last email and this one. I have had back trouble since the mid 90’s and for about two weeks it’s given me a hard time. I have got to get an MRI today at 1:30 and they will send the report to the surgeon to review. Pray that I will know the Will of God in this. About 7 years ago I had back surgery and it made me worse than before by another surgeon. I appreciate it.
Today let’s look at a Scripture of what God expects of us when it comes to having patience.
Hebrews10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, (for He is faithful that promised)
Since this Scripture mentions our faith a few times, let’s look at a Scripture of what faith really is.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I guess you’ve heard people misquote about faith, things people might say, “my, they must have a lot of faith to own a house like that, or a car like that. We just seen that faith is something that hasn’t been seen, but the evidence of things hoped for. If you are believing God for something and you know it is His Will for that, you keep on believing as long as it takes. read the Bible and Scriptures pertaining to God’s Will about things. It is nothing wrong to have nice things, but God is not someone we name it and claim it, or blab it and grab it and etc.
We should pray for God’s Will in our lives, He knows so much more of what our true needs really are, so let’s try in prayer, not my Will, but your Will be done Lord. I hope you have enjoyed today’s subject, send it to someone that this may help them. God bless, Rev. Phillip Towery
www.faithinprayers.org email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount
5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
I John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the World.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Cafardipalooza – Religion News Service
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of your-selves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord and whether we die, we die unto the Lord; whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lords.
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
“Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.”
Churlish souls stint their contributions to the ministry and missionary operations, and call such saving good economy; little do they dream that they are thus impoverishing themselves. Their excuse is that they must care for their own families, and they forget that to neglect the house of God is the sure way to bring ruin upon their own houses. Our God has a method in providence by which he can succeed our endeavours beyond our expectation, or can defeat our plans to our confusion and dismay; by a turn of his hand he can steer our vessel in a profitable channel, or run it aground in poverty and bankruptcy. It is the teaching of Scripture that the Lord enriches the liberal and leaves the miserly to find out that withholding tendeth to poverty. In a very wide sphere of observation, I have noticed that the most generous Christians of my acquaintance have been always the most happy, and almost invariably the most prosperous. I have seen the liberal giver rise to wealth of which he never dreamed; and I have as often seen the mean, ungenerous churl descend to poverty by the very parsimony by which he thought to rise. Men trust good stewards with larger and larger sums, and so it frequently is with the Lord; he gives by cartloads to those who give by bushels. Where wealth is not bestowed the Lord makes the little much by the contentment which the sanctified heart feels in a portion of which the tithe has been dedicated to the Lord. Selfishness looks first at home, but godliness seeks first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, yet in the long run selfishness is loss, and godliness is great gain. It needs faith to act towards our God with an open hand, but surely he deserves it of us; and all that we can do is a very poor acknowledgment of our amazing indebtedness to his goodness.
“All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.”
Everything sublunary is on the move, time knows nothing of rest. The solid earth is a rolling ball, and the great sun himself a star obediently fulfilling its course around some greater luminary. Tides move the sea, winds stir the airy ocean, friction wears the rock: change and death rule everywhere. The sea is not a miser’s storehouse for a wealth of waters, for as by one force the waters flow into it, by another they are lifted from it. Men are born but to die: everything is hurry, worry, and vexation of spirit. Friend of the unchanging Jesus, what a joy it is to reflect upon thy changeless heritage; thy sea of bliss which will be forever full, since God himself shall pour eternal rivers of pleasure into it. We seek an abiding city beyond the skies, and we shall not be disappointed. The passage before us may well teach us gratitude. Father Ocean is a great receiver, but he is a generous distributor. What the rivers bring him he returns to the earth in the form of clouds and rain. That man is out of joint with the universe who takes all but makes no return. To give to others is but sowing seed for ourselves. He who is so good a steward as to be willing to use his substance for his Lord, shall be entrusted with more. Friend of Jesus, art thou rendering to him according to the benefit received? Much has been given thee, what is thy fruit? Hast thou done all? Canst thou not do more? To be selfish is to be wicked. Suppose the ocean gave up none of its watery treasure, it would bring ruin upon our race. God forbid that any of us should follow the ungenerous and destructive policy of living unto ourselves. Jesus pleased not himself. All fulness dwells in him, but of his fulness have all we received. O for Jesus’ spirit, that henceforth we may live not unto ourselves!
“It is a faithful saying.”
2 Timothy 2:11
Paul has four of these “faithful sayings.” The first occurs in 1 Timothy 1:15, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” The next is in 1 Timothy 4:6, “Godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation.” The third is in 2 Timothy 2:12, “It is a faithful saying–If we suffer with him we shall also reign with him”; and the fourth is in Titus 3:3, “This is a faithful saying, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works.” We may trace a connection between these faithful sayings. The first one lays the foundation of our eternal salvation in the free grace of God, as shown to us in the mission of the great Redeemer. The next affirms the double blessedness which we obtain through this salvation–the blessings of the upper and nether springs–of time and of eternity. The third shows one of the duties to which the chosen people are called; we are ordained to suffer for Christ with the promise that “if we suffer, we shall also reign with him.” The last sets forth the active form of Christian service, bidding us diligently to maintain good works. Thus we have the root of salvation in free grace; next, the privileges of that salvation in the life which now is, and in that which is to come; and we have also the two great branches of suffering with Christ and serving with Christ, loaded with the fruits of the Spirit. Treasure up these faithful sayings. Let them be the guides of our life, our comfort, and our instruction. The apostle of the Gentiles proved them to be faithful, they are faithful still, not one word shall fall to the ground; they are worthy of all acceptation, let us accept them now, and prove their faithfulness. Let these four faithful sayings be written on the four corners of my house.
“We are all as an unclean thing.”
The believer is a new creature, he belongs to a holy generation and a peculiar people–the Spirit of God is in him, and in all respects he is far removed from the natural man; but for all that the Christian is a sinner still. He is so from the imperfection of his nature, and will continue so to the end of his earthly life. The black fingers of sin leave smuts upon our fairest robes. Sin mars our repentance, ere the great Potter has finished it, upon the wheel. Selfishness defiles our tears, and unbelief tampers with our faith. The best thing we ever did apart from the merit of Jesus only swelled the number of our sins; for when we have been most pure in our own sight, yet, like the heavens, we are not pure in God’s sight; and as he charged his angels with folly, much more must he charge us with it, even in our most angelic frames of mind. The song which thrills to heaven, and seeks to emulate seraphic strains, hath human discords in it. The prayer which moves the arm of God is still a bruised and battered prayer, and only moves that arm because the sinless One, the great Mediator, has stepped in to take away the sin of our supplication. The most golden faith or the purest degree of sanctification to which a Christian ever attained on earth, has still so much alloy in it as to be only worthy of the flames, in itself considered. Every night we look in the glass we see a sinner, and had need confess, “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” Oh, how precious the blood of Christ to such hearts as ours! How priceless a gift is his perfect righteousness! And how bright the hope of perfect holiness hereafter! Even now, though sin dwells in us, its power is broken. It has no dominion; it is a broken-backed snake; we are in bitter conflict with it, but it is with a vanquished foe that we have to deal. Yet a little while and we shall enter victoriously into the city where nothing defileth.