Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Last Recruit Class

We had our last regular recruit class tonight and the gift was given, as award for,'most likely to succeed."  I t was quite well received and it's point taken immediately.

By my count, and the Lord willing, we have 10 days until the three of us will be enrolled as Salvation Army Soldiers.  I'm waiting to see what the Lord makes of me in those 10 days.  and following.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Troubled by the Troubles?

Shootings in theatres and such? Somethings to consider:

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them Colossians 2:15

(from matthew henry)
IV. He has obtained a glorious victory for us over the powers of darkness: And, having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it, v. 15. As the curse of the law was against us, so the power of Satan was against us. He treated with God as the Judge, and redeemed us out of the hands of his justice by a price; but out of the hands of Satan the executioner he redeemed us by power and with a high hand. He led captivity captive. The devil and all the powers of hell were conquered and disarmed by the dying Redeemer. The first promise pointed at this; the bruising of the heel of Christ in his sufferings was the breaking of the serpent’s head, Gen. 3:15. The expressions are lofty and magnificent: let us turn aside and see this great sight. The Redeemer conquered by dying. See his crown of thorns turned into a crown of laurels. He spoiled them, broke the devil’s power, and conquered and disabled him, and made a show of them openly—exposed them to public shame, and made a show of them to angels and men. Never had the devil’s kingdom such a mortal blow given to it as was given by the Lord Jesus. He tied them to his chariot-wheels, and rode forth conquering and to conquer-alluding to the custom of a general’s triumph, who returned victorious.—Triumphing over them in it; that is, either in his cross and by his death; or, as some read it, in himself, by his own power; for he
trod the wine-press alone, and of the people there was none with him.
from Matthew Henry commentary via blueletterbible

as suggested by KippysSoMature  Thanks

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Remarks Upon Giving A Special Gift to a Fellow Salvation Army Recruit

DH, we have watched with delight as you have become Dangerous D, Budding Evangelist.

This gift, antique Samurai Boy, was probably the most valuable object in our house, after our ridiculous van and musical instruments.  It was given to Mrs. P by a woman friend in Japan, it having been in her family for decades. We believe it to be a museum quality piece.  We give it to you freely because we've enjoyed watching you grow and expect to see you become even more a child of light.

Ephesians 5:8

King James Version (KJV)
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

The samurai code didn't allow them to be underhanded and dirty and dark, so they hired the ninja to do the dark work.It's all human vanity because the only righteousness any have is that of Jesus Christ. 

1 Thessalonians 5:5

King James Version (KJV)
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

With love, in Him, from your fellow Recruits, P&P

These remarks were composed with great help from Kippy SoMature.  Thanks!