who created this current world

Who created this current world?

I have been finding and seeing a little 3 letter word in English that is suddenly becoming very important to me.

It’s the word  “the“.

Do you ever think about that tiny yet ever so important word?

Is there a difference between “a car” and “the car”?  Or between “a doctor” and “the doctor”?

How about “a store” and “the store”?

I think you get the point.  One could be any but if the word “the” is there, it is a specific one that all of us know.

It is “the” one and there is no other like it.

With that thought in mind, look at the following verse:Continue reading

I heard a quote this morning and it really struck “a cord” in me.  Maybe you will be fed by it too.

“God’s (highest) truth is the most beautiful thing we can ever discover but we can’t work directly for it. We must focus on the image and shadow version of him called “hard work, self-sacrifice,  and charity to others“. He is hidden inside the darkness and he appears as a free gift of light and life to us all to be revealed in his time” Unknown

I am still learning this one…so please be patient and forgiving with me when I stumble.

Have a great day.

Duane

 

Is there more to "sin", "son" and "sun" than we realize?

Is there more to “sin”, “son” and “sun” than we realize?

I never cease to be amazed by God.

He works in such mysterious and yet simple, “everyday” ways. I was just talking to my younger teen “son” about our Sunday goals before I release him to his computer. I started to hear a thought in my head (probably based on one of his simple yet profound thoughts) about the words “sin”, “son” and “sun”.

I knew I need to go look deeper to see what was going on. I have trained myself to pay very close attention to all my thoughts. I believe they are very important if we want to truly hear from God.

I know that the “sun” shines on the “earth” in our physical reality or our natural body. But, in the Bible God sometimes uses “son” and “sun” interchangeably. Also, he sometimes uses the word “earth” interchangeably with “body”. (Our “body” is even made of the “dust of the earth”) I believe this is NOT a coincidence.Continue reading

Will God really reign down fire or hail upon us?

Will God really reign down fire and hail upon us?

Once again this morning, I woke hearing a conversation.

Once I was fully awake, I began writing it down.  This experience is like if you have ever gone camping with others and they awake before you do and sit and talk in the background while you are sleeping.  When you “awake” you start to hear and understand more of what is being said.  Then, when I was fully “awake” today, it stopped.

As I was studying the scriptures that I was led to (based on what I heard), they prompted me to write this message. I apologize for the serious tone of it. I think a person who knows God and his character will be amazed by it as was I.Continue reading

Remember the game we played as children called “find the difference” between two things?

That is what I get to do all day in my work of solving computer or network problems.

I have to find the difference between what they have now (a “problem”) and compare it to what they had before (the problem was present).  If I can remove the difference (what changed) then the issue will be resolved and person very happy!  Their computer or network has been “restored back to the truth”.  That’s how I see my work… as “fighting the forces of evil”. 🙂

Maybe we can use this skill to study God’s original words he gave us and tell us when he is speaking about the same thing or something different?

Let’s see.Continue reading

Is God telling us more in all the numbers he uses to organize all his Word?

Is God telling us more in all the numbers he uses to organize all his Word?

This is a follow-up to “Part 1” I wrote on Monday.  This is what I sat down to share initially when the FIRE spoke within, but was so excited I never got to it.

That happens often.

I consider this the “meat” of what I wanted to share, but once I saw it, I was so in awe of God I wanted to sit and enjoy him with you first.  Sometimes I ramble on and on when that occurs.  Please forgive me for that.

I am astounded by his Word, both versions – written and living.  I have found the Written Word merely points to the living Word who is a spiritual man and God’s Son.   Then, Jesus the Living Word speaks to our hearts and reveals what the written means.  And it’s ALL good… for everyone.

What exactly is the “Written Word” or the book we call “the Bible”?Continue reading

Good afternoon and happy Saturday, 

valley of the shadow of death

What is the “valley of the shadow of death”?

I have spent most of this entire week in solitude and deep scripture study and spent a couple days in deep darkness.  As much as I hate it, the sun ALWAYS rises in my heart after the “night of darkness”.   

Are you ready to hear of a God MUCH bigger and more glorious than we have heard before?  Hopefully, you are listening with your “new wineskin” from inside your heart.  Otherwise, the old wineskin of the outer man may burst when we pour in this most awesome “new wine”.  Mine has burst many times.

I was doing errands today and sitting, waiting in my car staring outside.  Suddenly the words came to me in a FLASH (based on a conversation yesterday with a friend and Christian teacher…)  I am always asking him to reveal more of the truth about “death“ and “life”.  That was part of our awesome conversation.  Her faith is so awesome to see, but we both agreed it appears out of death.  Most (if not all) the people I know who have great faith have experienced great death in their “lives”.  She lost her son who was in her 20’s and struggles with the darkness.  My mother died at the age of 7 and “family” was very dysfunctional with lots of alcoholism.  Another friend lost her young teen son to an accident.  Others struggle greatly with addictions or abuse.  All of them are seeing “death” first hand.   All of them have great faith (full trust in God) as a result.  It’s very refreshing to see.Continue reading