THE STATUE OF LIBERTY! 5/28/17
Romans 14:4 (KJV)
4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
I WORK UP, (PRAISE THE LORD FOR AWAKENING AGAIN!) , AGAIN!!?? after a long night of battling to be "IN" the IN-CROWD!!
It seems I have fought a LIFE LONG battle to be "worthy" enough and "deserving to belong to this elusive band of "elites!!??"
I even remembered this OLD song by Doby Gray!!??
"I'm in with the "in" crowd
I go where the "in" crowd goes
I'm in with the "in" crowd
And I know what the "in" crowd knows (how to have fun!)
Any time of the year, don't you hear? (how to have fun!)
Dressin' fine, makin' time
We breeze up and down the street
We get respect from people we meet
They make way day or night
They know the "in" crowd is out of sight
I'm in with the "in" crowd
I know every latest dance
When you're in with "in" crowd
It's easy to find romance (and we work out!)
At a spot where the beat's really hot (and we work out!)
If it's square we ain't there
We make every minute count
Our share is always the biggest amount
Other guys imitate us
But the original's still the greatest."
BUT, beloved, there is NO "IN-CROWD" in the Kingdom of God!!!
There are NO "elites" or any "deserving" more than another!
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
1 Corinthians 4:7 (KJV)
7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
Whatever "status" you and I may have achieved or accomplished is and was because of Christ!
Luke 12:32 (KJV)
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
I can now truthfully say, "I'm too old to fight!"
James 4:2 (KJV)
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
I care nothing to argue the Scriptures with anyone and even less about discussing politics or daily "news???"
I stand with my late mentor, David Wilkerson, who proclaimed "I'm 73 years old and have nothing left to prove!!"
1 Timothy 6:8 (KJV)
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
1 Timothy 6:7 (KJV)
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
The old question remains, "How much money did Nelson Rockefeller leave?"
The answer is ALL of it!!!
TODAY, "BE CONTENT WITH SUCH THINGS THAT YE HAVE!!!"
Hebrews 13:5 (KJV)
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!
A HEART FELT THANK YOU TO ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED SERVICES!!!!
I have the HONOR of singing "THE STATUE OF LIBERTY" to a recently retired Army soldier, Sergeant First Class JOHN WEBB on July 2!!!
I close today's message with the lyrics of this song:
In New York Harbor stands a lady,
With a torch raised to the sky;
And all who see her know she stands for
Liberty for you and me.
I'm so proud to be called an American,
To be named with the brave and the free;
I will honor our flag and our trust in God,
And the Statue of Liberty.
On lonely Golgotha stood a cross,
With my Lord raised to the sky;
And all who kneel there live forever
As all the saved can testify.
I'm so glad to be called a Christian,
To be named with the ransomed and whole;
As the statue liberates the citizen,
So the cross liberates the soul.
Oh the cross is my Statue of Liberty,
It was there that my soul was set free;
Unashamed I'll proclaim that a rugged cross
Is my Statue of Liberty!
I PRAY YOU TOOK THE TIME AND EFFORT TO LISTEN TO THE SONG AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE!!
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY!!!"
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