Will Italy Leave the EU? (Standing Watch) 7 min.video
Into All The World (New Horizons)
church is commissioned to take the message of salvation ‘into all the
world’. To every nation...but to every person? What an immense task.
our age there are near enough two hundred nations and eight billion
souls out there with but a relative handful of true activists to fulfil
the Great Commission. To judge by numbers we are failing to reach a
That may not be surprising when we contemplate
the Committee building, navel-gazing of the churches! Conference follows
Conference. Days consumed by ‘planning’. Endless tortuous discussion,
with the same issues arising year after year on the minutiae of doctrine
and administrative detail. No surprise, then, that ‘the work’
languishes. With a focus on detail, it is little wonder dissension
arises, disputes escalate, and division splinters the organizations.
situation promotes the question: just what is ‘the work? What is the
function of the church? Whatever it may be, it will steer the course of
Many churches of God are structured in the form of a
business organization. Each has its President and its CEO - its chief
executive officer. Committees for multifarious departments, with their
multiple officials, mushroom and each is the basis for a budding, resource-sucking empire.
All a far cry from the - very fruitful - activities of the early church. With painful foot-slog and the occasional donkey, they ‘turned the world upside down [disturbed the peace]’! (Acts 2:41. 4:4, 17:6).
of course, inhabit a vastly different world from that of Paul. With the
world available at the touch of a button we should be able to
accomplish exponentially more than the first century ‘missionaries’.
we don’t. And there are reasons:
• The Gospel message was fresh in that world
• The Jews remained under the Roman yoke
• God’s Spirit was active
• Every member was involved - even to the death
• The message was focused on Christ
- our world has changed. In contrast, the Gospel in our age is mere
background noise for most people. Nor have we in the West experienced
the fearsome pressures of oppressive foreign invasion, but rather we
bask in our comforts. Life is relatively easy. Even in the church, love
- a burning desire - has ‘grown cold’ and few are willing to openly
share their faith.
Bureaucracy at the corporate level stifles
innovation. The gift of the Holy Spirit in believers smoulders rather
than bursts out in an energetic life giving flame (2 Timothy 1:6).
commissioned to deliver a message, you must be clear as to its content.
You target the recipients. You deliver it faithfully - focused, and no
How do we measure up? Do we have a laser-sharp
focus on ‘Christ and him crucified’ - or is our focus on the short-term
millennial reign of the everlasting Kingdom of God? Do we demonstrate
the unspeakable merits of Christ, or do we seek to ‘scare’ our hearers
into the Kingdom with an emphasis on a fearsome ‘tribulation’? Are we
distracted from our commission by a ‘social gospel’? By gimmicks? By
To share in ‘the divine nature’ (2 Peter 1:4) - that
is, to become an integral member of the Family of God - is the core
definition of ‘salvation’, and to enable this in individuals is the goal
of our evangelism. This is the Great Commission Jesus gave to His
Church and to this end the apostles were willing to lay down their lives
- and did so.
Our calling is not designed to protect us from death
or disease. Nor to enrich or prosper us materially. We are not called to
‘feed the world’ beyond our individual compassionate personal
encounters with need.
We are called ‘on the other hand, [to]
preach Christ crucified’ (1 Corinthians 1:23). The Father will then draw
to Jesus those who respond - so that they may be discipled within the
embrace of His church: ‘teaching them to observe all things, whatever I
commanded you’ (Matthew 28:19).
Our focus? Jesus Christ - his origin,
birth, life, death, teachings, death, resurrection the Book. As the
apostle Paul wrote to Timothy: ‘keep on in what you learned and were
assured of, knowing from whom you learned, and that from a babe you know
the Holy Scriptures, those being able to make you wise to salvation
through belief in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God breathed and
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness, so that the man of God may be perfected, being fully furnished for every good work’ (2 Timothy 3:14-17).
brother Jude wrote a letter (v.3) to the brethren: ‘I had need to write
to you to exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith once [once for
all] delivered to the saints.’
Don’t, in other words, add to the revealed Word of God, he tells his readers! Stick with The Plan!
we embark on our ‘pilgrimage’ as a child of God following our baptism,
we must ‘grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ’ (2 Peter 3:18). It is a process as, through the
Scriptures, we daily add to our understanding of what it means to become ‘perfect’.
the sacrifice of Christ applied personally, I am spiritually dead. In
Christ I can grow to become a partner in His Kingdom. The degree to
which I change towards Christ-likeness determines my usefulness for such
an awesome task.
We can’t go out of this world. But we can - and must - reject the world’s ways and live by Kingdom standards.
Share Your Energy, People!!! (Sabbath Meditations)
“How are you all doing??!!! Let me hear how much you love this!!!”
“C-mon! You can do better than that! Let me hear you!!!”
was about thirty minutes into an hour long class, pedaling my brains
out on a stationary bike along with thirty or so others who’d signed up
for the same torture session.
At this point in the workout, my legs
were hurting, my lungs were burning and frankly this over-enthusiastic
instructor was getting on my nerves. Why couldn’t he just leave us to
suffer alone in silence? Is yelling and screaming really necessary?
After all, I’m here working my tail off aren’t I? Isn’t that enough
confirmation that I’m committed?
So, I decided to ignore him. I
thought, “maybe if I don’t respond he’ll eventually grow tired of trying
and just shut up.” That sentiment seemed to be the consensus among most
of my fellow sufferers in the room.
But then he said something so profound that I almost fell off my bike.
guys are all way too into yourselves!! Look up!! Look around!! You're
not in this alone, you know!! You’ve got to share your energy,
Share your energy? I’d never thought of it in quite that
way before. Maybe all of that yelling and hype served a worthwhile
purpose after all.
Sure I was hurting. Sure I wanted to quit. But I
wasn’t alone. There were others around me who knew how I was feeling
because, at various times throughout this hour long ordeal, they were
hurting just as much as I. No doubt all of us could ride harder and
longer with the power of our combined energy and encouragement than we
could just by relying on our own.
It’s a powerful principle. Not only
for surviving the occasional grueling workout, but for surviving our
spiritual battles as well. Galatians 6:2 tells us to “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
put us in this thing called Church, His body, so that we’d have a means
of drawing energy from, and sharing energy with, others. He gave us
one another so we wouldn’t have to struggle against sin, trials,
hardships, the ups and downs of this Christian walk, alone.
sadly, so many of us don’t use our relationship with others in the Body
for the purpose God intended. Instead church becomes, as the lyrics to
one contemporary Christian song goes, a place filled with “happy plastic
people ... with walls around our weakness, with smiles to hide our
pain.” In such an environment, the opportunities God provides His people
to tap into a tremendous source of power and energy for personal change
and growth are too often squandered.
In Malachi 3:16 we read, “Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another ...” Hmm
... what do you suppose it is they spoke to one another about? The
standing of their favorite sports teams? The politics of the day? The
weather? Let’s read on.
“... And the LORD listened and heard them; So
a book of remembrance was written before Him. For those who fear the
LORD. And who meditate on His name. ‘They shall be Mine,’ says the LORD
of hosts ...”
Isn’t that amazing? Have you ever thought of God listening in on your conversations with your brothers and sisters in Christ?
what did He hear? He heard them speak of their love for Him, their fear
and respect for His ways. These Christians were sharing their burdens,
encouraging and building each other up in the fear of the Lord.
wants you and me to be spiritually isolated. He knows that, when we are
weak and isolated, we are most vulnerable to attack. God placed us in a
body of believers as a buttress against the enemy, especially during
times of weakness. It’s during those times that our God knew we would
most need the encouragement of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
encouragement is only possible in an environment where people feel
safe, supported and cared for enough to share their brokenness. God has
put us together. He has seen to it that none of us need struggle
against sin, trials or weakness, alone. He created the forum, His
Church. It’s up to us to create the environment.
And we can do it if we just get out of ourselves, look up, look around and “share your energy, people!!!”
Shall Not See Death (Guardian Ministries)
is it like to be martyred for your faith in Jesus Christ? Many people
have faced death for their faith in Jesus Christ - one of the earliest
was Stephen, who was killed for his faith and preaching the rebuking
truth to the Hellenistic Jews. See Acts 7.
In 1999 at the horrific
mass shootings in Columbine High School, several people were shot for
their faith. Among the notables were Cassie Bernal, Valeen Schnurr and
Rachel Scott. They became examples of faith.
When the gunmen (whose
names I will not mention because they don’t deserve recognition) entered
the school library, Valeen hid, but she saw what happened to Cassie
Bernal. “Do you believe in God?” was the question to Cassie. When she
said, “Yes”, she was shot dead with bullet to her head.
started to leave. Someone screamed and they came back in with guns
blazing and throwing pipe bombs. Valeen was hit in the abdomen with
shrapnel and cried, “God, oh, God.”
“God? Do you believe in God?” As
the report of this incident goes, Valeen, with Cassie’s death still in
her mind, said, “Yes, I believe in God.” One gunman asked, “why?” as he
was reloading his gun. Valeen began to ramble that her parents had
taught her about God among other things. Then she sank to the floor and
began crawling away. The gunmen turned their attention away and Valeen
Rachel Scott, who was known for being a Christian leader on
the school campus, was found with a bullet in her head. All who knew
her believed that she died for her Christian faith. These three young
women are among the examples of faith in our era.
But here are some
hard to understand words from Jesus our Savior.
John 8:51 “Truly, truly,
I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.” The New
Living Bible interprets this to say, “he will never die.”
read the following verse, it is obvious that the Jews knew what Jesus
meant by death. They said, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham
died, and the prophets also; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he
will never taste of death’.” (John 8:52 NAU).
Notice that they did not
quote Jesus accurately. They changed Christ's words from “never see
death” to “never taste of death.”
There are a number of Greek words
that are translated “see” in the New Testament. Here are some: blepo
means to look at or consider; horao means to perceive or recognize;
diablepo means to look thru and see clearly; and ide means to behold or
But none of these words were used in John 8:51. Rather Jesus
used theoreo, which means to be a spectator of, indicating the careful
perusal of details in the object. In modern language we might say, ‘to
So here we have Christ's words: “If anyone keeps
(preserves, observes, guards, keeps watch over) My word, he will never
see (focus on) death.”
Christ's disciples will not focus on
death. What do they focus on? They focus on Him! We read, “fixing our
eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2). This verse follows a list of those
who were killed for their faith in chapter 11.
When Stephen was martyred we read this:
when they heard this, they were cut to the quick, and they began
gnashing their teeth at him. But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed
intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at
the right hand of God: and he said, “Behold, I see (theoreo = focus on) the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse.When they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and
the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named
Saul. They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord
and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”
Then falling on his knees,
he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against
them!” Having said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:54-60).
in this passage the incredible focus Stephen has on Christ and the
heavenly scene. Notice how he hardly pays any attention to what the Jews
are doing, but is talking to Christ, his Savior. At the end he even
shouts with a loud voice, “Lord”, addressing Jesus and asking that Jesus
not hold this sin against them!!
When Peter was walking on the
water after asking Jesus for permission to come to Him on the water, if
he would have had the same focus that Stephen had, he would not have
For you and me, we must not “see” death but put our focus
on Christ and His Word just as Jesus focused on God the Father when He
was on the cross.
Thank You (Children of God)
often do we say, “thank you” in our prayers? The USA is the most
blessed nation that has ever existed, and, because of its calling, is
the most blessed people who have ever lived. Thanksgiving is not one
of God's Holy Days, but it is appropriate fto be thankful
to God for the tremendous blessings He has poured out on this great
land and His people.
greatest blessing God has given is His Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior.
How thankful should we be for His Spirit - which enables us to begin
to live as He lived? Even the faith that God's plan will come to pass
is a gift to be thankful for. His gifts are of infinite worth!
and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been
taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”(Colossians
than a century ago, President Abraham Lincoln realized that the hand
of God had blessed this land of America more than any in the history
of the earth. In 1863, he wrote: “We have been the recipients of
the choicest bounties of Heaven; We have been preserved these many
years in peace and prosperity; We have grown in numbers, wealth and
power as no other nation has ever grown.”
and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever.”
expects us to be thankful because we have not received all these
blessings due to our own ingenuity. It is God who has blessed America
greatly: first of all in fulfillment of His promise to faithful
Abraham over 2500 years ago, then we are blessed as God directs His
plan for the USA in general, and then finally, toward us brethren in
particular. We owe all the thanksgiving to God. “In
every thing give
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
are becoming an unthankful and ungrateful people. Thanksgiving Day
means “Turkey day” for too many. It means turkey and pumpkins –
but increasingly less emphasis on giving the Almighty Creator God the
Seldom do we as a people recognize God for the blessings, protection,
and abundance that we enjoy. We think, for the most part, “We did
they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither
God is the giver of all the good things America possess!
Truth and freedom of religion, victories, peace, family, friends,
food, health, clothes, homes, liberty, education ... and an endless
list of all sorts of blessings. We would have none of these if it
weren't for the generosity of God. He must always be given the full
enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through
an incredible time and country we live in! We have meat, and fruit,
and vegetables, and fresh flowers all year long. We have it better
than King Solomon.We have telescopes to see God's beautiful creation
as never before - we can even view our own beautiful earth from outer
space! How that would have inspired David.
I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.” (Psalms
as we are reminded to be thankful this week, let's be sure to
remember the source of all blessings. God withholds no blessing that
good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from
the Father.” (James
every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians
Brethren, let's be eternally appreciative of God's mercy.
unto the LORD; for He is good; for his mercy endureth forever.”
Things I Learned from this Election (Morning Companion)
over, but not really. In politics, it’s never over. It just transitions
to a new phase. The acrimony will remain, and the campaign for 2018
will begin some time next week. That is just one thing that I learned,
not just from this election but from my interest in politics over the
last 16 years.
Sixteen years ago ‘my guy’ won the White House. I
still think ‘my guy’ is a decent human being, but a savior he was not
and a savior he could not be. That pay grade is beyond that of any
president. A good president’s job is to be a caretaker of sorts and a
servant in fact. Paul wrote this to the Romans:
Rulers hold no terror
for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be
free from fear of the one in authority? Then do right and he will
commend you. For he is God’s servant to do you good ... He is God’s
servant. (Romans 13:3-4 NIV)
Here is something that I learned this
year. I learned that God loves -- really loves -- Hillary Clinton, and I
learned that God really loves -- really loves -- Donald J. Trump, in
spite of the fact that both candidates have their false gods.
Clintons’ false god for decades has been their craving for power. That
god has now been taken from them. Maybe this is the pivot point in their
lives. Maybe this will cause them to refocus on who they are and what
they have become and their hearts will turn to the true God.
Trump’s false god seems to be his own ego. The presidency can be either
the world’s most humbling job or the most arrogant-inducing. Both Mr.
Trump’s situation and the Clintons’ are good reasons to practice Paul’s
instructions in I Timothy 2:
I urge, then, first of all, that
petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people
- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and
quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God
our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge
of the truth. (I Timothy 2:1-4 NIV)
It is curious, is it not, that
in the very context of praying for those in authority, Paul tells us
that God wants all people to be saved and to come to know him. If you
despise Mrs. Clinton, how would you react if she were to walk into your
church, completely repentant and eager to learn? And if you think Mr.
Trump is deplorable and the epitome of wretchedness, what if he turns to
his Maker in sincerity and humility? Do you pray for the Clintons and
the Trumps, that this very thing will happen?
Why shouldn’t we pray
for civic leaders, whether we like them or not? Under what biblical
authority are we instructed to hate them and revile them, as opposed to
pray for and mourn over them?
Remember when King Saul abandoned the
God of Israel, thereby causing the God of Israel to abandon him? The
prophet Samuel nevertheless continued to pray for Saul and mourn over
him. (I Samuel 15:35)
During one election cycle a few years ago, I
became fascinated with the middle verses of the King James Bible. Psalm
118:8 has the same number of verses following it as before it. I had
been correctly praying that God would give us the president we needed
and not the one we deserved. Which type of president we got that time
around will be for history to decide, but the ‘Middle Verse’ is still
with me whenever matters of politics invade my life. Psalm 118:
better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better
to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. (Psalm 118:8-9
Of course it is just a coincidence that verse 8 is in the exact
center of the classic English language Bible. And of course this does
not mean that elected leaders are all evil. It is a reminder that they
are merely caretakers and servants until the real Prince of Peace takes
over. They will not and cannot ever be our saviors.
It took me 16 years to learn that lesson.
Famine of the Word (Legacy Institute)
world is changing rapidly. We know that someday there will be a famine
of the word. Amos 8:11-12 says: “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord
GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a
thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall
wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall
run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.”
is a crime in Canada to talk about what God says about homosexuality in
the Bible. How long before preachers and televangelists start being
imprisoned for so-called “hate speech”? The LGBT and atheist lobbies
are gaining in strength daily and any mention of God or Jesus as an
important part of the fabric of our Western society is targeted. God
must be removed, they say!
A recent PEW research survey shows that
an alarming number of Americans are just giving up on God. “Half of
Americans who have left their church no longer believe in God, leading a
surge of nearly one quarter of the nation who have no affiliation with
any religion, according to a new survey.”
For those who have stopped
looking for the Word of God, a famine of the Word will not affect
them—that is, until they realize they need God and start to seek out
those who are preaching and teaching His Holy Word.
Will they find
Him? Not if the media, internet and other public forums are all
controlled by those who want to erase God out or our Western
This famine will affect the whole world, not just the
U.S.A. All of us involved in preaching the Gospel to the whole world
must step up our efforts to make the Word of God available to many, many
more who thirst for the Truth.
It is getting more and more
difficult to bring young people from Burma here to Thailand to prepare
them to return home and preach the Gospel. Satan always uses governments
to squelch the true Gospel message, even if those governments do not
even know they are being used as tools of Satan. Satan is the god of
this world, never forget!
Legacy cannot and will not stop preaching
and teaching the word of God. There is much more work to be done. We may
just have to do it in a different way. One door closes and another
Life is Good (First Century Christianity)
Oftentimes we look around
and only see the strife in the world and the contention in the
assemblies that believe like us. There is one sure fire way to cheer
oneself up and have a positive attitude, and that’s to refuse to
participate in the doom and the gloom.
“Thus says YHVH of hosts, the
Elohim of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from
Jerusalem to Babylon, ‘Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens
and eat their produce. ‘Take wives and become the fathers of sons and
daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to
husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and
do not decrease. ‘Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you
into exile, and pray to YHVH on its behalf; for in its welfare you will
have welfare.’ (Jeremiah 29:4-7)
Today, as we are being
called out of Babylon, while we continue to live in Babylon, this verse
applies to us as well. The exiles were hauled off to a pagan land and
were commanded to do what? Have lives. Relax, plant some gardens, get
married, have kids. Live their lives. Why were they commanded to do
this? Because YHVH has a plan. They could relax, because the days of
their captivity were numbered before there was one of them. To show
their faith that He would deliver them back to the land, they had to
simply live their lives. We are to do this as well.
“I have given
them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of
the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not ask You to take them
out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of
the world, even as I am not of the world.” (John 17:14-16)
- and -
devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one
another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit,
serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted
to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing
hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the
same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate
with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back
evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.”
We are to live our lives. We are to live them
within the structure of Torah as shown to us by the New Testament
writings, but we are to enjoy life. Sure, we are to repent, study,
learn, and do charitable works, but we are also to enjoy the fruits of
our labor and our spouses and our children as well.
As we prepare to
observe the fall festival of the Most High, let’s take some time to
reflect on the blessings we have been granted. Do you have an assembly
to attend, whether small or large? Then rejoice in it! Do you have a
believing spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? Then rejoice in that blessing!
Do you have children? Are they healthy? Then rejoice! Do you have a job
that allows you to observe the Sabbath and Holy Days? Then rejoice! Do
you have a job at all that provides for your material subsistence?
Rejoice! Do you have a place to lay your head and food in the
refrigerator? Then rejoice! Do you have any friends that you can count
on? Rejoice. Do you have friends in the faith? Rejoice greatly!
time to enjoy life. Take time to thank the Creator and His Messiah for
the blessings you have. Build houses and live in them. Get married.
Start a family. And trust that, when it’s time to go wherever we’re to
go in His Name, that He’ll let us know – just like He did for the
Science Catches Up! (OzWitness)
you noticed that scientists recently have begun to discover that more
long held ‘unscientific’ beliefs which they had scoffed at, have
been discovered to be true after all? Today in one newspaper was the
news that ‘mother was right after all’. You’ll catch a
cold if you don’t put on a coat in winter! Scientists have long
claimed that coughs and colds are not caused by a drop in temperature
but more likely by warm stuffy rooms where he cold virus can spread
more easily, though now thy have recognized that our immune systems
work better when we are kept warm with coat and scarf!
‘new’ discovery mentioned in today’s news is that whole milk
may actually help to reduce blood pressure because it apparently
contains high levels of nitric oxide, which widens blood vessels, and
this improves blood flow to the heart. That information joins other
recent news that full cream milk is better for us than half cream
milk, and even that butter may be better for us than vegetable oil
I would not be surprised if that were true. Years ago I had a
recurring problem like King Henry the Eighth. Gout in my big toe!
Every year I would get an attack and have to hobble about with an
unbending toe until someone told me about cherries. OK, so it was
unscientific, but apparently several cherries each day keeps the gout
away (By the way, I don’t drink much wine or alcohol!). I
tried it, and the gout disappeared, never to return. Any cherries
will do – tinned, fresh or bottled – only a few each day and
information can point us to another source of ‘unscientific’
information that we can refer to for even more authoritative health
guidance. The Bible. The Bible is the handbook the Creator provided
with His product – us. You may not realize it but it contains
a great deal of advice on how to live long, and stay healthy.
it is simply promises – keep this commandment and you will live
long e.g. Exodus
your father and your mother, so that
you may live long
in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”
it is guidance on which foods are designed to be good for us to eat,
and which bad, and elsewhere we are advised on which behavior and
attitude will help our mental state to remain healthy and avoid
psychosomatic illness. Also, God incidentally mentions things
that His people eat, and food which some shared
with God Himself, when
He has appeared on earth. Food like fish, whole grains, meat, milk,
butter, honey, which in that way gain God’s stamp of approval.
yes, as the years go by, more and more of the Bible’s teaching is
being shown to be true after all. You can be in there in advance of
science, and enjoy the health benefits before science catches up.
Just study the Bible! Joshua
this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and
night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.
you will be prosperous and successful.’