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RUSSELL SANDERS
12-5-2020
PROVERBS TO LIVE BY
PROVERBS 14:4 AND 13:4
 
Some people have difficulty understanding the real meaning of some of the Proverbs. The one today could be puzzling to some people, especially those with no agricultural background.  Let us see what this one says on a literal basis, then examine the message it is sending. 
 
Proverbs 14:4 (KJV) says, “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.” The “crib” is where the harvest crop or processed grain is kept. For example, a “corn crib” is where the ears of corn would be stored.
 
Oxen were used to process much of Israel’s harvest. Wheat would be trodden out with a millstone. The oxen would be attached to a yardarm attached to the millstone, and go around and around, moving the millstone in turn which was grinding the wheat. It then would be collected from the ground.
 
If there were no oxen to do the heavy work, there would be no grain in the crib. If you wanted to have food stored in your crib, the strength (and work) of the ox is how you would get your increase.
 
What this is telling us for real life today  is that it takes work to gain what you need for sustenance or for life in general. Laziness (no oxen) will get you nothing. Figuratively, you are the ox. You need to work for what you need.
 
This also applies to the economic system of socialism in which those who work support those who are unwilling to work. Socialism violates the principle put forth in this Proverb. Yes, God will supply all our need. But the scriptures also warn against being a sluggard, i.e., a lazy person who is not diligent in work. God does not honor that, so do not expect Him to supply that which you should be doing for yourself or family.
 
Psalm 13:4 addresses that. “The soul of the sluggard desireth and has nothing. But the soul of the diligent (worker) shall be made fat (have plenty).”
 
The Proverb of the oxen and crib spoke in terms that the people of that day clearly understood. Likewise, many of Jesus’ parableS also used illustrations relating to their culture in order to express a hidden meaning.
 
When you come across something in the Bible that you do not understand, ask Holy Spirit to show you its meaning. That is what He does. He guides us into all truth.




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HELEN SANDERS
12-5-2020
THE GOOD GUYS WEAR WHITE HATS
 
In the 50’s there were a lot of television shows with cowboys and Indians. There were some heroes from these programs including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and the Lone Ranger. One thing that most of them had in common besides saving lives was that they all wore white hats. It identified them with being one of the “good guys”. The” bad guys” always wore the black hats. 
 
There will come a day when the “good guys” and the “bad guys” are separated by clothing also. The good guys will be clothed in white robes of righteousness, and the bad guys will not. The best part about it, is that we get to choose to wear the white robe by inviting Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior. He takes our “bad guy” clothes and exchanges them for his robe of righteousness. Sounds like a winning plan, and should be a no-brainer, but many prefer to wear the black hat of sin. We make the choice before we die. After we die it is too late. 
 
It is like the cowboys and Indians. The bad guys would always lose, and the good guys would win. Yes, there was a battle of “shoot’em up”, but the good guys would win.
 
Have you chosen which hat to wear yet? I pray you go with the white hat. It will identify you with Christ. One day, he will call us home and because we have made the right choice, he will cause you to rule and reign with him. Just like those cowboys in white hats, there may be some battles, but because we wear the white, we win!



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TODAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION -
When in December does the electoral college cast their votes for the Presidential election?
First Monday after the second Wednesday in December
First Tuesday after the second Monday in December
First Monday after second Tuesday in December
First Tuesday after the third Monday in December
YESTERDAY'S POLL RESULTS?
Yesterday’s Trivia Question

Who is the only President that was not elected by the people of the
U.S. ?

The correct answer is:
Gerald Ford
(He had never been elected as Vice President. He was put in by the Senate when there was a Vice Presidential vacancy then became President when Nixon resigned.)

33.3% answered correctly with
Gerald Ford

66.7% answered incorrectly with:
Lyndon Johnson
(He was elected as vice President and became President at the death of John F. Kennedy)

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Have you ever had an angelic encounter
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YESTERDAY'S SURVEY:

Has your prayer life increased since the Presidential Election took place?

50% answered:
Yes

50% answered:
My prayer life is about the same


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Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers
HELEN SANDERS
PROPHETIC WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
10-29-2020
 
Did you feel it my child? Did you feel it? That gentle breeze that touched your lips was me passing by with comfort and love. Did you see it? Did you see it my child? When that butterfly crossed your path, it was me bringing encouragement. Did you hear it? Did you hear it my child? When the sound of the trumpet shall call, it will be me my child, calling you up to be with me in glory. 
 
I am here, as I always have been. I am guiding you and leading you into paths of refreshment for in this secret place I am bringing restoration to you. Oh yes, my child, it is here. For there are many that are very dry in the spirit and they need refreshing. They long for my touch and I have touched them, but they did not sense it was me. They longed for encouragement and I gave it,  but they did not sense it was me. Never forget that I am with you. I am leading and guiding even in the small gifts that I send your way. Do you not know my child? Do you not know that it is I that has penetrated the darkness that longs to overtake you? It is I that sends the wisp of light to overtake the darkness. I am the one that has been there, and I am the one that will continue to be here for you. Just trust me and come to me and lay your head on my shoulder and let your Abba embrace you with the love that only a heavenly Father can give. Come see and hear and come be touched my child for I have much to show you. I long to spend this time with you for you are my beloved, and I am yours saith the Lord.

TODAY'S BIBLE QUIZ
Who got out of the boat and walked to Jesus on the water?
John
James
Peter
Andrew
YESTERDAY'S
BIBLE QUIZ QUESTION:

What happened to the 30 pieces of silver that were given to Judas to betray Jesus??

The Correct answer is:
It was used to purchase a potter's field

66.7% got it right with
It was used to purchase a potter's field

33.3% got it wrong with:
The chief priests put it into their treasury






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SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become as a s sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
I Corinthians 13:1 KJV
TODAY'S BIBLE TRIVIA QUIZ
What was the name of the son born to Zacharias and Elizabeth in their old age?
Jesse
Joshua
John
Jacob
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ

What virtue does chapter 13 of I Corinthians say is the greatestt?

The correct answer is:
love

100% answered correctly with:
Love









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