Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Prophetic Weather Man Winter Outlook For 2018 Posted 12-7

I need not give an update, so far coldest Christmas on record, record snow, and now new years will break records. Look, listen, this will get much, much worse. Be ready, be prepared.
It will go down in history, the lord warns his people for a reason. Be ready, have a plan to keep warm . 

Happy new years-keep safe, prepared and warm.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Are #Preppers And #Survivalists Paranoid -A Word And A Short Video

This is a re-post from the day before last year, nothing has changed do not give in yet , the great false hope is nothing more than a false hope. God is judging and it has not stopped.
Last night the lord gave me one word for 2018 Deceived, or deception we will see a big increase in this world wide. I will be doing a post on that.

 NOTE: I have been posting prepper vids and such, why? It is now time to start if you have not. If you know the season we are in, and you should, it is high time to stop saying prepping is not in the NT, that is 100% correct.

James and other epistle speak of wisdom, prudent, discerning, this would cover prepping as the natural thing to do Also. In bible days, and early America, people with farms harvested and than canned the product. The freezer was always full with meat slaughtered. IT was prepping for winter and waiting for next years harvest. Think of this. Also houses in tornado alley have basements, storm cellars, right? They had well water and were 100% ready for a long winter and spring.

It was the way of life. Only 5% of Americans live like that today. 95% of the population knows nothing of being prepared, or growing food, hours on a cell phone, texting and many do not see what the remnant-and preppers do. Judgement, hard days, ww3, total economic collapse are certain. No one is certain if an EMP, or attack on the grid, power out. If this happens, nothing electronic will work, that includes flashlight-batteries. Lanterns were the way, candles, the going back to being like a regular American.

Doing laundry by hand with a scrub board, those are the days we are headed for. If I did not warn you beloved, If I did not tell the truth I would be accountable, add Prophecy to this, and you are in the know. In prayer the small still voice, illumination, and being feed daily by the word of God.
So, I post yet another prep video, because this guy speaks the way it is. And gives comfort to those of us who are still called crazy, NO you are not crazy, your not losing your mind, you Know, that you know, you feel it deep in your soul. YOU are not crazy, you are not a fool, you are still a NT Christian with the added prudence needed.

Now his words and the short video

Published on Sep 23, 2016

Are Preppers And Survivalists Paranoid

It’s just another day like any other day. We work…, eat…, play…, sleep…, whatever it is that we do, we do it as if caught in a repeating loop on a daily basis.

Some of us do this unaware…, and thus undaunted, by the realities of what is going on in this world. But, some of us are awake and aware that multiple threats loom in the background like cockroaches watching from the shadows. Many of us that are awake make efforts to prepare for when things go bad. We call ourselves preppers, but those that are asleep or just sheep call us… crazy.

I suppose those that lost everything in the floods of Katrina weren’t crazy because they had no bug out plan. How about those affected by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Tanzania in September of 2016. Those that survived but had no plan probably wished they had something stockpiled somewhere else. A cache somewhere on a designated bug out route. Of course they are not the crazy ones. It’s the few that had a backpack full of supplies that were crazy. After all, natural disasters like that are only happen in the movies, right?
My point here is that if you are a prepper you are not crazy or paranoid. You are just considering and preparing for the possibility that something can and will in fact go wrong. You hope that nothing will go wrong, but you will be more prepared for it if it does. You will be more prepared than those that stand by and laugh while you’re learning to craft a bow from the branch of a hardwood tree, grow a garden and then can the harvest, or stockpile and train with guns and ammo.

In Matthew 24:6-8 Jesus said, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

Preppers know something is going to happen that has not yet been seen in the history of the world. Wether they believe what the Bible says or they just feel it in their gut, they know it will be apocalyptic and they at least want a fighting chance.

So, enjoy your life, your loved ones, your hobbies…, but prepare yourself for whatever may come so that you can hopefully survive it and continue to enjoy your life and your loved ones.

If you are one of those that mock preppers and survivalists, well… good luck.

I'm a prepper and I have fun creating lots of content. Some content is about prepping and survival, and some content is just about daily stuff.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

To Everything There Is A Season-Years End 2017

It has been a very odd and interesting 2017 for Truth and Mercy Ministries.
The whole world has had an odd and very unique year.

WW3 could be anytime, political games going on day after day, killings, mass shootings the whole world is uprising, all the world being turned upside down, our lord is still on the throne.

The Free Bible college has seen a record amount of students, the Christian herb school is all but dead, God can resurrect it, if he so chooses.

This holiday season me and my wife were granted the best gift , our Daughter Colene 33 years old, moved back home, safe on the mission, we prayed long and hard on this and she is home amen.

God granted us a car, after almost 7 years of praying. Never give up on a prayer need, it may take years, but Gods will be done, never give up storming the gates for your request.

My wife Peggy's illness has become worse.

There has many tears and great joy, yes beloved, like you reading this, to everything there is a season.

Truth and Mercy Ministries off-line in 2017 has changed a lot. We have been going to Barstow a lot and have had many face to face encounters, the biggest thing of 2017, as an Evangelist, I craved the ability to reach others offline, that season has come.

What season will 2018 bring? No one knows , but we do know no matter what-God is still on the throne.

Never forget today, the rest of 2017, 2018, 2019, etc. God will never be taken off His throne, the world tries, but will never be able to do it, never.

The world rages against the lord in a climate of political correctness and post modern apostasy, we will see more of the same, so many are ill, so many die, and many are born, in it all, God is still on the throne.

No mater what happens , no matter what you feel, in dry times and refreshing times, in it all nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our lord because, God is still on the throne.

Keep that simple yet profound truth in your mind, and deep in your heart, no matter what you face God is still on the throne.

Have a peaceful and blessed New year, from all of us at Truth and Mercy Ministries and the Abaldo Family.

Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Php 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and
heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

GOD's REMNANT by David Wilkerson

The prophet Elijah had become so disheartened by the moral landslide his
nation was experiencing that he ran from the threats of Jezebel, the
wicked wife of King Ahab, and hid in a cave.

"Elijah, why are you hiding?" God inquired of him.

"Because your people have forsaken your word, your altars are broken down,
your ministers have been persecuted, and everyone is pursuing pleasure.
I'm the only one left -- and now they're coming for me, too" (see 1 Kings

To all outward appearances, Elijah had a good argument. His society was
nearing collapse and the government was the most wicked and vile in all of
history. "Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than
all the kings of Israel who were before him" (1 Kings 16:33). Furthermore,
Jezebel, the most wicked queen ever to share the throne, was bent on
killing every follower of Jehovah.

Elijah was determined to "hold out to the end" and stay true to God all by
himself, but he did not know that at that very moment, the Holy Spirit was
moving throughout the land. A great moral awakening was about to happen
and God would soon throw Jezebel to the dogs and overthrow the wicked
rulers. God emphatically told Elijah that not only was he not alone, there
were seven thousand in Israel who had not given in to the corruption
around them. God was telling Elijah that he had people stationed in key
positions, believers standing tall and true!

The same is true today. Whereas God said to Elijah, "Thousands have not
bowed," he is saying to us today, "Millions have not bowed!" Glory be to
God. We are not a tiny remnant, but a mighty army, unbending and
uncompromising in an age gone crazy. Satan would have God's people believe
their numbers are dwindling, but don't believe his lies. God is still at
work, pouring out his Holy Spirit and drawing hungry hearts to himself.

There is no human condition so bleak and hopeless that God will not meet
us and give us hope.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Leading an ordered life makes one mighty in the lord

2Ch 27:6 So Jotham became mighty because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.


2 Chronicles 27:1-9

Ordering His Way before God


This story of Jotham is memorable if only for one sentence; that he became mighty because he ordered his way before the Lord his God.

We should order our lives, as we order our prayers. First things must come first. We should always consider, in anticipating any course of action, how best to promote God’s glory and the interests of His Kingdom. As far as lies in our power, we should adopt and follow some plan or program, such as He will reveal to us.

An ordered life is a mighty life.

The people that make themselves felt in the world are those who can say with Paul, “This one thing I do.” They are invulnerable and invincible.

Repressed in one place, they break out in another; cast down, they are not destroyed; perplexed, they are not in despair.

An ordered and mighty life draws its supplies from God. However well-laid our plans, or single our purpose, nothing avails apart from God. It is by Him that we become strong; and His power, allied with us and working through us, make us more than conquerors.


2 Chronicles 27:6
So Jotham became mighty,.... Having built towers and castles, and fortified cities, and conquered his enemies:

because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God; ordered, directed, and guided them according to the word and will of God, and walked as in the sight of God, having the fear of him continually before him.

Beloved do you understand this?

The N.T. teaches what a Church should be, how it should function, what it should be doing. It is all in the N.T. Acts, the pastoral epistles, 1, 2 Tim and Titus, it is all there. So why do the Churches today seem so far from being a real N.T. modeled Church? Tangents, anything but an N.T. type Church, people want power, positions, money, fame, they forget that the greatest is least and the servant to all. Modern ministers forget to follow Jesus example, as he humbled himself and washed the disciple's feet, ministers need to improve their serve.

Servitude is not glamorous, it is humble servitude, no fame, no power, no great wealth, this is not the true church that we find in the N.T. There were no totem polls, but there were crosses to be carried and some to be crucified on.

I have always had a burden, and have always tried to do real N.T. ministry off line. No programs, just worship and the word, with breaking of bread, fellowship after the service and that is it.

That is the way the N.T. Church ran, no Sunday school, no youth group. During service the whole family attended, it was that way in the old days, watch old westerns, the local white wooden church, the whole family attended and after departed.

I like, and think it is biblical to have a time of fellowship, after the altar call.

An altar call or open alters, should be in every single service, once the preachers done doing his thing, does not mean God is done doing HIS thing, the alter time is where the catalyst of the service is, where people cry out to the lord, pray for others, repent of sin, soak up the presence of the lord, O' the alter call.

This order, if restored, and it will be soon, because there will be no big mega-churches with million dollar budgets and 20 foot screens, programs and more programs, no, after the economy falls, judgments fall, it will be back to simple N.T. ministry, mostly in homes, shelters, no offering plates, no power, no fame, and so there will be very few ministers that are now ministering, they will flee the flock the moment the stuff hits the fan.

This is why the lord is preparing a last day remnant army of no body's, unknown, being prepared in secret, these ones will rise to the last day ministry call, mighty men and women, unknown, yet known in heaven. No big names, no Christian rock stars, or movies stars, that will be gone, so get ready to embrace a true N.T. way of congregating, and there will be no totem poles, but again there will be crosses to carry. In such days, no pride, each one gathering does not know if it will be their last.
Christianity will take on a new urgency for every moment, and Christians will be humble, holy, God-fearing, full of Joy and suffering, just like in the N.T. and throughout History, as history repeats.

I wrote a free book concerning this the link is at,
 Things To Come – A Look At A True End Time Ministry

Monday, December 18, 2017

Posted by Pastor Bob

Weekly Update
December 17, 2017

Pro 15:13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.

Now why would I post such an opening verse as this? Especially just one week from the prodigiuos Christmas celebration. First let's define prodigious:

extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.:
a prodigious research grant.
wonderful or marvelous:
a prodigious feat.
abnormal; monstrous.
Obsolete. Ominous.

This definition brings up a lot of thoughts: extrodinary, wonderful, marvelous, abnormal, monstrous, and obsolete. The Christmas celebration can be some of these things for some folks, and yet just the opposite for others.

The Lord showed me, with much clarity that I am to write and video, as a pastor about items #3 & #4 above. You see, my heart cries out in love for those during which this Christmas celebration, this giant feast upon marvelous food, gifts and family, is not within the real world living conditions of so many people, including those whom I am close to. This season for many can indeed be most abnormal and monstrous (atrocious, cruel, dreadful). This season can be most ominous (dark, dismal, gloomy, grim). For some whom have suffered greatly in this sin infested world, this Christmas celebration would become eventually cast into obsolescence, for memories of perhaps once better times have begun to fade as the years go by.

It is known that laughter and good cheer and joy actually add to a man's health and to the length of his life. They bring to life a wonderful dimension that cannot be there if we live in sorrow and pessimism. J. Vernion McGee

We live in a fallen world. There is much hurt and sorrow everywhere. As the result of the ripple effect of sin, each of us are affected in some way or another- even if we think we have it relatively good, at least compared to others.

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

To surround ourselves among cheerful, enthusiastic people is very welcoming. But there are many broken hearted who lack joy in their lives, whose spirits are broken. A little over half of us have suffered from divorce and broken families. Some have suffered from the "untimely" death of loved ones. And the plight of the suffering goes on and on. This includes Christian Brothers and Sisters as well, and not just the lost souls who do not yet have Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Potentially, this celebration called Christmas brings up emotions-both good and bad.

Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?

You can break your leg and recover from that; but, if your spirit is broken, you are completely broken. Only God can encourage you at a time like that. J. Vernon McGee
So what can we do as Christians to help? That's a really good question, and I wish I had an easy straight answer. I think of all the "good works" programs that we see during this Christmas season. There are several of these programs, several of which operate under the "Christian" umbrella that give toys to children who have few or no toys to celebrate Christmas with. Yet, do these "good works" really relieve a person, child or adult of a broken spirit?

Proverbs12:25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

It is an established fact in medicine and psychiatry that anxiety weighs our hearts down-or put into a more modern term-it causes depression. Clinical depression is an awful debilitating condition. The proverbs tell us that a good word makes one glad. The bottom line is that we need to have Godly discernment in order to help those who suffer this time of year. God will give you just what is needed to help another if you listen to Him for direction. His direction always points to the saving grace of our Lord.

I will close with this verse:
Proverbs12:18 ….But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

I will return next week-on or about Christmas,

Blessings to you!
Pastor Bob

P.S. I have video and audio-I will post these as soon as I have a chance, Pastor Bob

Thursday, December 14, 2017

FCC votes 3-2 to abolish #NetNeutrality-I Posted Many Times About This

It happened and it is NOT good. It will kill a lot of what I do online. 90% of what I do is online, so little guys and censuring is game on.

I said soon the internet will change as we know it, today it did, next the internet kill switch will be hit, No internet. This, I have wrote on, spoken on many, many times.
My little sites are dead and Christians will be censured, watch.

The death of the 100% free true internet is on today. I will have to see where this will effect what I do. My free bible college has many videos on you tube and the live mail I use, all of it can be greatly effected. It could also kill a lot of what I do online.
Internet research and certain sites will be throttled. I have already been seeing this a while now. 

This site has been bottle necked(throttled) almost a year, meaning a 80% reduction in visits. 

Pray for this ministry and others online that we have time to do what we are called to do. 

PS, by the way Trump is all for this. Hmmm. The white house spokes person said the white-house supports this but if they support it. 

I posted strange things started as I saw it last Dec 2016 see that post.

 It has started The Free Internet Is Gone NOW SEE.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

911 situation, soon much of this site, my others on blog spot will have many, many times the UN will take down a posts get ready. I saw this, warned of it and now it is on us. It was no conspiracy the internet was handed over to UN control OCT 1, 2016 it did not take long to start.

So far, and it has just started, they found one blog, one, but that means a machine, person, deleted it. You can file, but why? you lose UN against the In internet.I do not know what the future holds for me with blog spot, to bad spent 7 years on some growing them.

Lastly you must keep the HTTP and can not even get a domain see at end will post new screen shots.

I posted on the site the screen shot of the UN and HTTP rules. I am not clear on it all. They first hit the student blog for the college, but found one post -gone, now when they get to TMM main site ...well, say goodbye to many posts and maybe the site
God kept saying off line, these attacks are coming a ministry shift in a different, God called gear and direction. look at this.

Blogger blog take down notification-I See Posts Taken Now-Big Fall Of Internet-UN-Global Controlled, as of Oct 1,2016

 We all thought it would take a month or more before they made changes-It started DEC end of NOV, now wow, everywhere I go. Sadly soon many posts on this site will be gone, blocked, I looked they did block one single blog post, on the student-school blog a laugh its all the work of the students.

I do not know how much longer many sites will be up as they are today. I do a lot of on-line, so I know.
Blogs, websites, free and paid all being messed with, man. How much longer, always said a free internet will be down first, next a way, collapse whatever.


A number of tragic emails are below:

Sometime during 2003 I received an email from a Nigerian
Pastor, asking for prayer. He was at a loss as to what to
tell his flock who were "exhorted" (that should be extorted)
by a travelling American evangelist to give money to God
(to him of course) and that God would return the amount
100 fold. Of course all the flock were in that poor and needy
bracket and they gave believing that God would meet their
financial needs. Sick!

So the Evangelist departs with all the money and the poor
Pastor is left to explain to God's people why God has not
honoured their giving.  They gave their food money and rent
money believing God would replace it - the result was
hungry, homeless people, more misery created by man in
God's name. My only advice was never never never never
allow these guys anywhere near your people and to teach
that our giving should not be to create a debt with God.
-Jeff Leigh.

I have a relative who was in dire financial need to help pay
for a utility bill that was going to be shut off. She contacted
TBN founders seeking for a small donation to help pay her
utility bill, they told her that they do not help in this way.
They would pray that she can get the financial help she
needs She had sent in hundreds of dollars over the years
to support this TBN Station, but when it was time for her to
get help which was less than $100.00 she needed, after
this she has not sent anymore money to fund them.

She had sent hundreds of dollars to these preachers on
TBN who preach 'If you send this amount of money to them,
depending on the amount of money they sent they would
be blessed some 30, 60 or 100 fold. She sent money
because she wanted to be blessed with money in return
not to submit to the Lord in the spirit of love, and humility.
She just wanted to get money back. And this is happening
in the lives of so many saints of God.

-Sister Cotia.

I want to say in response to this that my husband and I fell
for this message...hook, line and sinker.  We are now in
such a financial mess only God can rescue us!  We once
gave $1000.00 for a TV minister's airplane that we really
needed for our own bills.  We were told by him how
anointed he was and that we were guranteed the help we
need if we help buy his airplane for ministry.  Well, needless
to say no help came.  We have had more financial problems
in the past four years because of our blindness... our
willingness to accept this as the truth.  God woke us up a
year ago after falling on our faces and repenting.  We are
still in a huge struggle and hope to not go bankrupt. We
have credit card debt that is insurmountable.

We are told by these men if it isn't working we are the ones
at fault...we aren't giving enough...or we have sin in our lives....
"our cloud is not full enough" so we need to give more so
that "once it is filled up it will rain".

The Lord has kept us from drowning and like I said before
our only hope is in Him. God help us and save us from this
mess we ourselves have created.


There are a couple more 'gimmicks' that TV preachers are
using currently to get money out of their audiences. Usually
you will see one start using a technique and then soon
enough many others are getting on the 'bandwagon'.

When the Christian TV stations have 'telethons'' they will
have guest preachers come on to help stir up the people to
give. One such man of long Christian standing spoke of how
much he had given God the previous year. On TV he went
on to say how he was glad that he gave that much since
his wife had gotten cancer that year and they had already
'sown' into the Kingdom of God (talking about money).
Evidently God healed his wife 'because they had given
MONEY'....He was VERY clear what he meant...If you have
a physical need such as healing, give money and God will
heal you....SICK! Where does Jesus say this? He gave
command to the disciples: FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED,

-Karen B.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Great Christmas Auction

I was reading E-Sword and the devotions as always. I have in the past posted some of these, this one will blow your mind.
It was a two day two part devotion, I read day one, man I wanted to read ahead , but I did not, when I read the part two I just said wow, very good message. Today is Feast of lights, Christmas a Pagan holiday, but I post it today and say happy feast of lights, happy holidays to all.

The devotion is Rylisms

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Rom_8:32)

Years ago there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the family estate.

The widowed elder man watched with satisfaction, as his only child became an experienced art collector. The son’s trained eye and sharp business mind caused his father to beam with pride as they dealt with art collectors around the world.

As winter approached, war engulfed the nation, and the young man left to serve his country. After only a few short weeks, his father received a telegram. His beloved son was missing in action. The art collector anxiously awaited more news, fearing he would never see his son again. Within days, his fears were confirmed. The young man had died while rushing a fellow soldier to a medic.
and lonely, the old man faced the upcoming Christmas holidays with anguish and sadness. The joy of the season, a season that he and his son had so looked forward to, would visit his house no longer.

On Christmas morning, a knock on the door awakened the depressed old man. As he walked to the door, the masterpieces of art on the walls only reminded him that his son was not coming home. He opened the door, and a soldier greeted him with a large package in his hand.

“I was a friend of your son,” the soldier said. “I was the one he was rescuing when he died. May I come in for a few moments? I have something to show you.” As the two began to talk, the solider told of how the man’s son had told everyone of his father’s love of fine art.

“I’m an artist,” said the soldier, “and I want to give you this.”

(continued tomorrow)

The Great Christmas Auction (Part 2 of 2)

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Rom_8:32)

As the old man unwrapped the package, the paper gave way to reveal a portrait of the man’s son, which the soldier had painted. Though the world would never consider it the work of a genius, the painting featured the young man’s face in striking detail.

Overcome with emotion, the man thanked the soldier, promising to hang the picture above the fireplace. A few hours later, after the soldier had departed, the old man set about his task. True to his word, the painting went above the fireplace, pushing aside thousands of dollars of paintings. And then the man sat in his chair and spent Christmas gazing at the gift he had been given.

The following spring, the old man became ill and passed away. The art world was in high anticipation! According to the will of the old man, all of the art would be auctioned on Christmas day, the day he had received his greatest gift.

The day soon arrived and art collectors from around the world gathered to bid on some of the world’s most spectacular paintings. Dreams would be fulfilled this day; greatness would be achieved as many would claim “I have the greatest collection.” The auction began with a painting that was not on any museum’s list. It was the painting of the man’s son.

The auctioneer asked for an opening bid. The room was silent. “Who will open the bidding with $100?” he asked. Minutes passed. No one spoke. From the back of the room came, “Who cares about that painting? It’s just a picture of his son. Let’s forget it and go on to the truly valuable items.”

More voices echoed in agreement.

“No, we have to sell this one first,” replied the auctioneer. “Now, who will take the son?”

Finally, a friend of the old man spoke. “Will you take fifty dollars for the painting? That’s all I have. I knew the boy, so I’d like to have it.

“I have a bid of fifty dollars,” called the auctioneer. “Will anyone go higher?”

After more silence, the auctioneer said, “Going once, going twice. Gone.”

The gavel fell. Cheers filled the room and someone exclaimed, “Now we can get on with it and we can bid on these great treasures!” The auctioneer looked at the audience and announced that the auction was over.

Stunned disbelief quieted the room. Someone spoke up and asked, “What do you mean it’s over? What about all of these paintings? There are millions of dollars of art here! We demand that you explain what’s going on!”

“It’s very simple,” the auctioneer replied. “According to the will of the father, whoever takes the son . . . gets it all.”

The Bible says, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Rom_8:32). Receive Jesus into your life, and you get everything that God has to give!

Take the Son, and get it all!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Posted by Pastor Bob

Weekly Visit
December 10, 2017

Good Evening,
Hello, I am Pastor Bob, associate pastor of Truth and Mercy Ministries. Of the three pastors-our founder Pastor Abaldo is at the Truth and Mercy Headquarters in Yermo California, Pastor Charles Novak is from the Chicago area, and I am from everywhere else-literally from sea to shining sea.

Over the past couple of weeks I believe the Lord has shown me to begin to check in and update things as I see them from all over the USA. I shall attempt to do a brief 5-7 minute video each week along with some printed text, and will entitle it “Weekly Visit” (the weekly video will likely contain a little more material than the text). This evening I am in Indianapolis-the weather is cool but relatively mild with some small patches of snow in the shady areas. Traffic has been light to moderate all day though I haven't been near any shopping areas.

Well let's jump right in there. There are a couple of things I would like to talk about this past week. The first and most significant thing is that I had a great (and long) Skype session with Pastor Abaldo at the beginning of the week. We were talking about our prayer life and hearing the still small voice of God. What brother Danny had to say was certainly not new to me, but rather served as a reminder about the way, or rather the steps we should take in prayer. It seems that often people will read Scripture and then pray. That is one way, and certainly God answers our prayers according to His will in any manner He would so choose. Another approach mentoined by my dear Brother is to pray, then be quiet and listen for His still small voice to begin to bring about an answer to prayer. The next step would be to open up the Word of God, as of course often God will speak to us through His Word.

Jer 29:11-13 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. (12) 'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. (13) 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
These three verses from Jeremiah really speak to me, and I find myself reading them over and over again. God tells us that He will listen to us when we call upon Him, search and seek Him with out whole heart.

Psa 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
Psalm 23 is very familiar to many of us. It brings about a sense of quiet and well being free of distractions and worldly concerns.

1Pe 2:2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
As we look at a couple of verses in 1 and 2 Peter he speaks about the personal growth we receive from the study of God's word. In the above verse a few of the words are of course rather figureative in nature-but the point is easily understood. In the verse below out of 2 Peter, he speaks of growing in grace-this really excites me and hopefully all who are reading or listening to this.
2Pe 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

As mentioned above I would talk about the second cool thing of the week. I work full time for a large company which has an outstanding reputation across the entire country. So yes, there is such a thing as a large corporation in America which is not laden with scandals. Every year I attend the annual Christmas Banquet which was a somewhat elegant affair (at least by my standards-you know cloth napkins, white table cloth in which to artfully create interesting stain out of overboard food graced upon said linen, along with tons of extra utensils and stuff I didn't really need after all). There were some 800 persons in attendance this past Friday night-some whom I personally know and many whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting. At the banquet last year I was chosen to do the invocation before dinner was served and gave a little speech which was carefully laced with Scripture. The words that God gave me to speak last year had a profound effect upon the audience and there were many tears of both joy and sadness as our founder, Mr. Acklie had passed away just a few months prior to the 2016 banquet. I addressed this in my speech as the Lord directed-Mrs. Acklie, the widow was very touched and there was just love in her eyes, I can't hardly even describe this. The CEO who is the son in law of the late Mr. Acklie had very genuine kind words to say to me. I give God all the glory and want none of the fanfare for myself-just a sinner saved by grace! This year the food was blessed by one of the vice presidents of the corporation-and his words spoken were directed toward thanking in Jesus' name. God had not instructed me to do the invocation this year-BUT I know He has other cooler plans for me in 2018. So I go with that-I will speak of these later so that we can pray together as Brothers and Sisters in the Lord.

I look forward to "visiting" again next week. I have planned a pre-Christmas message. It will perhaps be quite different so stay tuned.

The Lord Bless you!
Pastor Bob (a.k.a. Dr. Grandpa)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Very Rare and Most Beautiful Vase

Behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luk_17:21)

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there lived a very poor man in a shabby house in a run-down neighborhood on the wrong side of the tracks in a economically depressed town, in a state overrun with poverty and need. Things weren’t looking good.

One day as he was rummaging about the piles of items discarded from the local flea market, tossed aside because nobody wanted any of them, something caught his eye. It was a vase, and to his amazement, it was unbroken despite the obvious abuse it had suffered; unbroken, and unmarred.

In fact, it was beautiful, even more so when contrasted by all the trashy surroundings.

He took it home and placed it upon the mantle in his dingy living room, and then sat and simply stared at it. Day after day he would spend hours gazing upon the very rare and most beautiful vase.

One day, as he was intently focused upon the vase, he realized how cluttered his mantle was with other things, and how stained the wall was with the grime of poverty. So he cleared the junk off the mantle, and put a fresh coat of paint upon the wall. That simple decision caused the vase to stand out in even greater beauty, for now his entire wall took on the look of a beautiful painting, and he found such joy in gazing upon it all.

Then one day as he entered his living room he noticed how worn was the carpet, and how tattered were the furnishings. He pulled the carpet out and uncovered a beautiful hardwood floor; he cleaned and recovered the furnishings, transforming the look of the entire room. This is turn led him to slowly began renovating the rest of his home.

Once finished, he delighted in the comfort of his beautiful abode.

But then he noticed that the yard was overgrown with weeds, and filled with junk; the fence was broken down and the outside of his home looked weathered and wasted. So he set upon making the needed repairs and cleaning up the yard. Soon, his home became the talk of the neighborhood, for it brought such a sense of hope to all those around him.

Before long the other homeowners began making repairs upon their houses and yards, such that the entire neighborhood transformed and became the talk of the town.

Yet a little while longer and the town itself began to change; cleaning the trash off the streets, repairing broken windows and repainting faded homes; refurbishing businesses and rekindling dreams. At length, the town became the garden spot of the State.

Tourists came from far and wide to see the beauty of the transformed town. Upon seeing it, they each went home inspired to make changes in their own homes.

Meanwhile, the man sat happily in his living room and looked upon that rare and most beautiful vase, blessed that his life had been transformed by beauty.

Jesus said that kingdom of God was within us; that the royal, ruling power of God was at work transforming our lives from the inside out. This is that very rare and most beautiful vase, and the power of its influence is truly extraordinary! You can change your world — day by day.

RYLISMS Devotion DEC 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Feed My Sheep Pt 4-Fighting for -And Living In Joy

Rom_14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Act_20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Gal_5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1Jn_1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

Beloved this message I write to you that your joy may be full, the same as 1Jn 1:4

I see, as many of you do, so many people that have no Joy at all. I speak of Christians.

A simple word, but I remind you with this message what you already know.
Joy unspeakable and full of Glory, that is our promise, but why do so many have no joy, or very little.

There are times and seasons when many , myself included, seem to have a lack of Joy.
It can be circumstances, family chaos, holidays spent alone, bad news, trial and tribulation, you name it.

Joy is a promise, but there are times we must fight for it, why? 'The devil comes to steal , kill, and destroy', that is your joy and peace he is after, and more.

To everything there is a season, people grieve over a lost one, this is normal, what is not normal is when we are not walking in joy because the battles of life are striping it from us, yes, it sometime takes spiritual warfare to keep in Joy.

Other times, we must simply claim what the bible says and walk in it.

Sometimes it is a simple attitude of gratitude we are missing, by gossip, murmuring, using vain, pro-fain words, when we should have our speech salted with heavenly salt.

Joy is in our heart and it should be in our mouths as well. I know many lonely people that feel no one loves them, guess what, Jesus loves you , you are his.

I read emails where people are walking in self-condemnation, condemnation is not of God, its of the flesh and devil. If you sinned, you repent, and get up fresh, forgiven, listen...only Jesus can offer this refreshing, nothing else in this world can, only Jesus.

Joy, simple, many need to read this simple word, Joy beloved, walk , fight for it, claim it, live it.

If your in a place where your joy is lacking, trust in the lord, love and worship the lord, read his word, help others, and know you are one of his saints.

Things come and things go, no matter the case, let us all keep in mind, JOY, it's a fruit of the spirit, it must be cultivated, and yes we all can cultivate joy, by the holy spirit and the very presence of Jesus Christ.

This is the simple word I was given to feed the lords sheep. JOY!!!

I end with a John Piper short on this very message. How to fight for joy, take a listen.

Fighting For Joy - John Piper Sermon Jam

This video was produced by Newsong Church Hawaii formerly known as Refresh Ministries. We are a Christian church and on the island of Oahu. To learn more about our us please visit
A typography video made to John Piper's sermon series "How to Fight for Joy."


Eric Ludy - Astonishing Triumph - (Reckoning the Truth Series)

This is the last one , one week of excellent words. I think this one wraps it up well- Astonishing Triumph-Amen

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Prophetic Weather Man Winter Outlook For 2018

I have a very long standing , sort of joke. I have been posting these almost every year, most of the time I just email them to my few beloved ones I email and Skype with. I told them, now I will post public.

Its odd how every year these are correct, not prophetic, just a feeling. I have always had a feeling about weather, and for years have given my OWN Farmers almanac LOL.

Locations unknown, but in locations the winter of 2018 will go down in history in places as the worse winter on record.

Last year many places broke records it will be the same, but worse , I mean very bad in areas. If you live in a place that gets cold, has snow, be alert to the fact you will need warm stuff to put on and inside your place. Have back up heat, anything, power will be out to 100's of thousands so do winter preps and for extreme weather events like big winter tornadoes, happened last year this year worse, sorry but that is what I have to give.

Wild floods in areas and all these weather events and super storms this year 2018 will break all records in areas.

Have a blessed and safe winter.

Eric Ludy - In Christ - (Reckoning the Truth Series)

Note, these video shorts are getting 1-3 views, take time watch these are great, full of powerful truths and excellence, put in a way I have never heard any one say them before, honestly you do not know what your missing, watch just one, any one and you will see what I mean.

I keep posting them for the week as said, for that one person, one heart at a time. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Eric Ludy - The Anatomy of Faith - (Thunder-Fisted Faith Trilogy)

Beloved, I have waited for years for more of Eric Ludy shorts, I just found he has been doing one a day, amazing shorts filled with truth , amazing.
 Let this short video, and the one tomorrow, build you faith in God.

I will post one a day for a week, there are many and ALL are outstanding.
Dr Dan enjoy!!!!
Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

the violent take the kingdom by force

It has been a very busy month, I have not seen so many applications and new students in the 100% free bible college as it is now. That is a surprise to me. 

You have no idea how many times over the years I felt like just calling the college quits, one can burn out for all the wrong reasons. 

 I am falling behind in emails, messages, and other things, but this time it is for all the right reasons.

The verse in this devotion, is one I have ministered on many times. 

The word violent, does not mean physically , but spiritually violent, not giving up, not calling it quits, going forward no matter what.

It is hard to believe it's almost 2018, I am amazed where has this year gone? 

I have been learning about pressing in, not letting go, giving in, but striving to do great exploits in, and for the lord, what a ride 2017 has been. 

 NOTE: After I did this post I was in study, Spurgeons devotion spoke on the same thing and thus a confirmation I must add to this post at the end.

 Austin-Sparks.Net - Open Windows 30 November

*November 30*

 Matthew 11:12

Mat 11:12  And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

The Kingdom is so much bigger than conversion. Of course, if you are
going to be saved at all - I mean saved initially - you will have to
mean business for that. You will have to make it a desperate matter,
because there will be everything to stop you. But the Kingdom means a
very great deal more than merely getting into it, far more than being
converted. There is a great deal more in the purpose of God for our
lives than we have ever imagined, and if we are to enter into that,
violence has to characterize us. We must desperately mean business,
and come to the place where we say: "Lord, I am set upon all that Thou
dost mean in Christ. I am set upon that, and I am not going to allow
other people's prejudices or suspicions or criticisms to get in the
way; I am not going to allow any man-made system to hinder me; I am
going right on with Thee for all Thy purpose. I am going to do
violence to everything that would get in the way." It calls for
violence, and we have to do a lot of violence to get all that God
wills for us.

Oh, how easily many lives are side-tracked, simply because they are
not desperate enough! They are caught in things which limit - things
which may be good, that may have something of God in them, but which
none the less are limiting things, and do not represent a wide open
way to all God's purpose. The only way for us to come into all that
the Lord means - not only into what we have seen but into all that He
has purposed - is to be desperate, to be men of violence; to be men
who say, "By God's grace, nothing and no one, however good, is going
to stand in my way; I am going on with God." Have that position with
the Lord, and you will find that God meets you on that ground. No men
- not even Paul himself - knew all that they were going to know. Paul
was constantly getting fuller unveilings of that unto which he was
called. He received something fairly strong and rich at the beginning;
then, later, he was shown unspeakable things (2 Corinthians 12:4). He
was growing in apprehension. But why? Because he was a man of
violence. God meets us like that. "With the perverse Thou wilt show
Thyself froward" (Psalm 18:26). That, in principle, means that God
will be to you what you are to Him. He will mean business if you mean
business. There is a vast amount in the Kingdom that we have never
suspected. Do believe that.

By T. Austin-Sparks from: Prophetic Ministry - Chapter 6

Spurgeon Evening Nov 30

“Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.”
- Rev_12:7

War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one or other be crushed. Peace between good and evil is an impossibility; the very pretence of it would, in fact, be the triumph of the powers of darkness. Michael will always fight; his holy soul is vexed with sin, and will not endure it. Jesus will always be the dragon’s foe, and that not in a quiet sense, but actively, vigorously, with full determination to exterminate evil. All his servants, whether angels in heaven or messengers on earth, will and must fight; they are born to be warriors-at the cross they enter into covenant never to make truce with evil; they are a warlike company, firm in defense and fierce in attack. The duty of every soldier in the army of the Lord is daily, with all his heart, and soul, and strength, to fight against the dragon.

The dragon and his angels will not decline the affray; they are incessant in their onslaughts, sparing no weapon, fair or foul. We are foolish to expect to serve God without opposition: the more zealous we are, the more sure are we to be assailed by the myrmidons of hell. The church may become slothful, but not so her great antagonist; his restless spirit never suffers the war to pause; he hates the woman’s seed, and would fain devour the church if he could. The servants of Satan partake much of the old dragon’s energy, and are usually an active race. War rages all around, and to dream of peace is dangerous and futile.

Glory be to God, we know the end of the war. The great dragon shall be cast out and for ever destroyed, while Jesus and they who are with him shall receive the crown. Let us sharpen our swords to-night, and pray the Holy Spirit to nerve our arms for the conflict. Never battle so important, never crown so glorious. Every man to his post, ye warriors of the cross, and may the Lord tread Satan under your feet shortly!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Psalm 25 Verse 5 - By Pastor DR. Charles Novak

Psalm 25 Verse 5 By: Pastor Dr. Charles Novak

This Writing Opens With A Prayer That President Roosevelt Gave On The D-Day Invasion.

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty
endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization,
and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their
hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy
is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing
speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace,
and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is
won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken
with the violences of war. 

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the
lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight
to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They
yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic
servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers
of brave men overseas -- whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them--
help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this
hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special
prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our
people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new
day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips,

invoking Thy help to our efforts.

Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the
contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed

And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that
may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in
each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever
be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but
fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help
us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the
saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will
spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men.
And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of
their honest toil.

Thy will be done, Almighty God.


Have you ever been in a difficult trial and you knew that you were in the trial

because of your own sin? You knew that you should cry out to God for help,

but you were afraid to do so because of your sin. Or, maybe your problems

were not due to deliberate sin, but rather because of immaturity or stupid

decisions. Sometimes even though I have prayed for guidance and wisdom, I

still have done something that resulted in a lot of trouble. What should you do

in times like these?

We can look to Psalm 25, which teaches us to seek God in the hard times, no

matter for what reason we are in those hard times. It seems to me that James

Chapter 1 Verses 5-6 is a good summary of Psalm 25. It says: “But if any of

you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without

reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any

doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed

by the wind.” The context of this verse from James’ is the need for wisdom

even when surrounded by various trials . (James 1:2-3) Says: "Count it all joy,

my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the

testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James tells us by faith to seek

God and His wisdom in our trials. That’s what King David tells us in Psalm 25:


Here is a little background on King David:

King David is described in the Bible as the second king of Israel and Judah.

In the bible, David is a young shepherd who becomes famous first as a

musician and later by killing Goliath. He becomes a favorite of King Saul and a

close friend of Saul's son Jonathan. Worried that David is trying to take his

throne, Saul turns on David and tries to kill him. After Saul and Jonathan are

killed in battle, David is anointed as King. By defeating the Jebusites, David

conquers Jerusalem, taking the Ark of the Covenant into the city, and

establishing the kingdom founded by Saul. As king, David arranges the death

of Uriah the Hittite to cover his adultery with Bathsheba. According to the

bible, God denies David the opportunity to build the temple and his son,

Absalom, tries to overthrow him. David flees Jerusalem during Absalom's

rebellion, but after Absalom's death he returns to the city to rule Israel. Before

his peaceful death, he chooses his son Solomon as the next king. He is

written of as an ideal king and an ancestor of the future Messiah, Jesus Christ,

and many psalms are written about him. Jesus is our Messiah and gives

refference to David as Jesus is descended from the line of David.

King David was a man of contrasts. At times he was single- mindedly devoted

to God, yet at other times he failed miserably, committing some of the most

serious sins recorded in the Old Testament. David lived a frustrating life, first in

the shadow of his brothers, then constantly on the run from vengeful King

Saul. Even after he became king of Israel, David was engaged in almost

constant warfare to defend the kingdom. King David was a great military

conqueror, but he could not conquer himself. He allowed one night of lust with

Bathsheba, and it had disastrous consequences in his life. Although King David

fathered Solomon, one of Israel's greatest kings, he was also the father of

Absalom, whose rebellion brought bloodshed and grief. His life was a constant

roller coaster ride of emotionals. He left us an example of passionate love

for God and dozens of psalms, some of the most touching, beautiful poetry

ever written.

Tonights Study Will Be on: Psalm 25 Verse 5

Psalm 25 Verse 5 “Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.”

Psalm 25 is a prayer from David to God for pardon and protection

Albert Barnes:
Lead me in thy truth – Dear God, In the way that you regard as truth, or the

way you see to be true. Truth which is eternal and unchanging. What God sees

and regards as truth --- is true, because God sees things as they are; and

when we have the divine estimate of anything, we understand what that thing

is. It is not that the psalmist makes it to be true, but that he sees it to be

true. This is the perfection of his nature that we have the utmost assurance

that what God regards as truth is truth; what He proclaims to be right is right.

It is then Gods truth, as God adopts it for the rule of His own conduct, and

makes it known to His creatures, His creation. to us, to guide us.

And teach me - As this would be understood by the psalmist, it would be a

prayer that God would teach him by Gods law, by His Spirit in the heart; by the

act of His Divine care and direction. As applying this to us, it is a prayer that

God would instruct us by all the truths that are made known, and all that have

since been revealed; by the Spirit of God in its influences on our hearts; by the

events which are occurring around us and within us; by the “accumulated”

truth of time; the knowledge which by all the methods God employs God has

given to people for their guidance and direction.

John Gill:
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me,.... Meaning the word of God, the

Scriptures of truth; and the Gospel, which is the word of truth, and truth itself,

A good scriptural reference is John_17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth; your

word is truth.” ; and the sense here is, either that God would lead the psalmist

by His Spirit more and more into all truth, as contained in His word; or that

God would lead him by His Word and according to it, that he might form his

principles and his conduct more agreeably to the Word of God, which is the

standard and rule of Faith and practice: which leading is by teaching; and

reasons urged for granting all the mentioned requests.

For thou art the God of my salvation - The word “salvation” is not to be

understood here in the sense in which it is now commonly used, as meaning

deliverance from sin and future ruin, but in the more general sense of

deliverance” - deliverance from danger and death. The phrase is equal in

meaning with the word “preservation,” and the idea is that the psalmist

regarded God as his preserver; or that he has given his protection and safety

in the time of danger to God and God alone.

John Gill:
for thou art the God of my salvation; who, in infinite wisdom, planned

design and method of Salvation in his Son, and through His son the power to

produce it, and by his Spirit had made application of it to him: and since the

Lord had done such great things for him, the psalmist hoped the requests he

had made would be granted and given.

On thee do I wait - That is, I rely on Thee, I rely on you; or, I am dependent

on you. He had no other source of reliance or dependence.

All the day - Continually, always. He was really dependent upon God at all

times, and he felt that dependence. It is always true that we as humans are

always dependent upon God for everything; but it is not always true that we

always feel this way. It was a characteristic of the psalmist devotion to God

that the psalmist did feel this way.

John Gill:
on thee do I wait all the day; or continually, in public and in private,

attending to all the duties of religion, yet not trusting in them, but trusting in

the Lord; and therefore that he might not be ashamed of his hope and

expectation for deliverance and salvation.

***Or another way to explain it****

Treasuries of David:
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me.” As a little child is just beginning to

walk, he asks to be still led by his parent's helping hand, and askes to be

further taught in the way of truth. Lead me according to thy truth, and prove

thyself faithful; lead me into truth that I may know its preciousness, lead me

by the way of truth that I may manifest its spirit. David knew much, but he felt

his ignorance and desired to be still in the Lord's school; in this verse David he

basically verbally applies for a scholarship in the college of grace. It was good

for many professors to instead of following their own plan, and cutting out

new paths of thought for themselves, that they would look for the good old

ways of God's own truth, and beg the Holy Spirit to give them sanctified

understandings and teachings.

For thou art the God of my salvation.” Our Creator and Father Jehovah is

the Author and Perfector of salvation to His people. He is the God of our

salvation We see in God the Father's choice, the Son's atonement, and in the

Holy Spirit's working in all of your eternal hopes, you can use this as an

argument for obtaining further blessings; if the Lord has ordained to

save you, surely He will not refuse to teach you in His ways. It is a happy thing

when we can address the Lord with the confidence in which David has here, it

gives us great power in prayer, and comfort in trial.

On thee do I wait all the day.” Patience is the person of faith; we happily

wait, especially when we know for sure that we do not wait in vain. It is our

duty and our privilege to wait upon the Lord in service, in worship, in

expectancy, in trust all the days of our life. Our faith will be tried faith, and if it

is true faith, it will bear repeated trials without complaint. We will not grow

weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously He

has waited for us.

I Conclusion:
In worshipping God, we must lift up our souls to Him. It is certain that no one

with a present belief of waiting on God, and, by a believing hope, waiting

for God, would be ashamed of these actions. The most advanced believer both

needs and desires to be taught by God. If we sincerely desire to know what is

expected and required of us, and with resolution to do it, we can be sure that

God will direct us in it. The psalmist is sincere for the pardon of his sins. When

God pardons sin, he is said to remember it no more, never again, which

denotes full remission, or a better way to say it is that they are seen no more.

It is God's goodness, and not ours, His mercy, and not our merit, that must be

our plea for the pardon of sin, and all the good that we need. It is this plea

that we must rely upon, feeling our own unworthiness, and satisfied with the

riches of God's mercy and grace. Now consider how boundless or limitless is

that mercy which covers for ever, the sins and foolishness of a life spent

without God and without hope! Blessed be the Lord, the blood of the great

Sacrifice can wash away every stain.

II Conclusion: It is our duty and privilege to trustingly wait upon the Lord in

adoration, which is (Honor), in supplication, which is (Prayer) and in service all

the days of our lives. To those whose hearts are right with God, they shall not

wander in thought and belief for the want of heavenly direction from God in

any time of confusion or uncertainty.