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David G. Rose

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Dave Rose has been a credentialed minister for over 50 years in Wisconsin  and Texas. He is available to serve as a pulpit guest, Bible teacher, wedding or funeral officiant, or hospital visitor. He is also active in reconciliation ministries. If you need to speak with a pastor, please contact the office at: click here 

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In my Blog this week, I present: GOD & TEXAS: Owaissa the Bluebird... Read on........

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EQUIPPED

by David G. Rose

Last week, we discussed sharing Christ with your family during the Christmas season. We encouraged you to reveal to them the Four Spiritual Laws, and to pray for each one that none would be lost for eternity. This may be a daunting task and you may be fearful to do it. Press on anyway.

Consider how the Disciples responded after Jesus had died on the Cross. On the first day of the week when they should have been celebrating the Resurrection, they were hiding out in fear. Even though they had heard the prophetic teachings of Jesus for three years, they were still afraid to share the Gospel message. Why?

Take a moment to read John 20:19-23 to get some context on my following thoughts.

The Disciples, like many of us, had fears and inhibitions about sharing Christ with others. So, Christ took steps to equip them, following His Resurrection. You will see in this brief story, that Jesus used four progressive steps to launch His Disciples into ministry. And there is a message for us, too.

1. REVELATION - In verse 19, Jesus revealed Himself to the Disciples. Jesus stood with them, in their very presence. He walked through the closed door, and they finally realized that the crucified One was now living again. The sepulcher could not hold Him. Jesus had defeated death, Hell, and the grave. 

Personal revelation is required BEFORE you can share Christ with others. You must stand in His presence BEFORE you can stand before others. The clear witness of Eternal Life only begins after you have stood in the presence of the risen Christ.

2. DISCLOSURE - In verse 20, Jesus shows them His hands and side. He provided proof that He was the real Jesus who had suffered agony and pain. When Jesus disclosed his wounds, He divulged to them that authentic Christianity is more than sweet songs and warm feelings. The Christian life will experience suffering, death, and sorrow. 

Many church goers have commitments to rites, rituals, and ceremonies. But true salvation is born out of relationship, not form and function. Because Jesus wants a true relationship with us, He discloses deep truths to those who seek Him. He wants relationship with us, not just Sunday morning dates. 

3. COMMISSION – In verse 21, Jesus commissions His Disciples to go into the world. They were now ready to reveal the reason that Christ came into the world. His mission, message, and commission was now their own. They were to tell others about the birth, life, ministry, suffering, crucifixion, death, burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. That is the Gospel message. 

The REVELATION, DISCLOSURE, and COMMISSION that the Disciples received would then be empowered by the very breath of Christ Himself. This next part should shake you to your core.

4. EMPOWERED – In verse 22, Jesus breathed upon them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit!” Up until then they had received head and heart knowledge. But now, they had received a measure of the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the tasks that Christ had assigned. 

Your witness can be supercharged by the Holy Spirit if you ask (Luke 3:16; Acts 1:8). You have a sacred task to accomplish this Christmas – be fully equipped.
 

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Current affiliations include:

DRM - David Rose Ministries 

NAIWE - National Association of Independent  Writers                               and Editors

AG - Assemblies of God

FBAS - Board member of the Fort Bend

          Archaeological Society

FBCHC - FT. Bend County Historical Commission 

XP - Xulon Press

FBHA - Fort Bend History Association 

JPT - Jerusalem Prayer Team

JPN - JUMAA Prayer Network

>>MUCH APPRECIATION!<<

 

 THANK YOU to those who faithfully send in funds each month to keep this ministry in operation. The high cost for WEB hosting and other expenses surrounding this ministry keep rising quickly. If more of you could begin to send in financial support weekly, monthly, or as you are able, this will relieve some of the pressure. Please pray about this need. Thanks and God bless you!

 

Mail checks to: David Rose, PO Box 1395,            Richmond, TX  77406

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We have not been approved for tax exempt status.

 

 

Thursday - December 8, 2022

His hands

SCRIPTURE

& PRAYER

Psalm 95:1-7 NLT - Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too. Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!
Prayer: Dear Lord - With a grateful heart I bow before you today. Thank you for calling me your child. To be in your great family provides encouragement, joy, and peace. Help me to be faithful to You today. In the name of Jesus I pray. 

BIBLE  PROPHECY

                        A good foundation

by David G. Rose

The Apostle Paul is warning Timothy of the dangers Christians will face in the Last Days. While many Christians will suffer persecution and hatred, others will actually prosper in wealth and property. Paul states in 1 Timothy 6:19 KJV – “Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

Paul is saying that Christians should use their wealth to further the message of Christ and in doing so, they contribute into the joys of Eternal Life. Indeed, it is possible to build wealth in Heaven while we are on earth. Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-20 (NLT), “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.”

However, many people who achieve wealth, want more. Too often, they never seem to have enough and soon lose sight of the importance of the things of God as they acquire the things of earth. Hoarding becomes their besetting sin. “Your gold and silver are corroded. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. This corroded treasure you have hoarded will testify against you on the day of judgment” (James 5:3 NLT).

Remember, like the breath we breathe, our earthly wealth is just for this present life. 
 

Therefore, comfort each other and edify one another.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

Finally....

For stay at home Christians...

We started this ministry with you in mind. Recent reports state that many Christians no longer attend a church. They have been offended, or have to work, or they cannot physically leave their home, and so they stay at home. The coronavirus has closed many churches. 

 

Our heart is to reach out to you with Bible studies, hospital visitation, prayer for the sick, serving the Lord's Supper, counsel, etc. Just call on us and we will be your personal pastor.

 

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Texas History Book : God and Texas

Dave has written historically documented stories from Texas past, that show how God touched the lives of the early settlers. To purchase a copy of "GOD and TEXAS" click here or Amazon.com

 GUEST ARTICLE

Guest Columnist: Wayne Brent - Wayne retired from the software industry, and his interests include golf, reading, and bridge. He and his wife have been married for 35 years.

                As I am now                       

Last evening while doing something else, I felt the soft pull of God to take a break and spend time with Him.  It turned out to be very rewarding to do so.  

For the past few weeks my time with the Lord has not been as frequent as usual.  A big part of that disconnect has been a belief that there would be a noticeable prompt to redirect my attention from what I was doing, and to be with God.  

Was I ever wrong!  
Instead of being something dramatic, the invitation was a subtle and simple request to change focus, and to do it now…just as I was.  There was no need to change rooms or even to do anything extraordinary; rather it was a calm shift to being with Jesus.  

It reminded me of when Elijah fled to Mt. Sinai to escape Jezebel’s wrath, and hid in a cave.  He was called to “stand before the Lord,” and it was then that Elijah was able to experience His presence.  (1 Kings 19:9-13)
It intrigues me that our Creator didn’t communicate directly with Elijah during his long trip.  Nor did He do so in the great wind, earthquake or fire at the mountain, but He was present in the gentle blowing which came after those three events.  

So it is for us.  He is frequently found in the quiet stillness when we are listening, and ready to redirect our attention to Him.  Going forward I will remember that, and not wait for something spectacular to initiate it!
Readings:
1 Kings 19:1-13
Psalm 25:5 – “Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, for Thou art the God of my salvation; for Thee I wait all the day.”

 

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All-day Praise!

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Romans 8:26 ESV

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David Rose Ministries is grateful to be  affiliated with NAIWE (National Association  of Independent Writers and Editors). This organization provides David with another blog site that reaches a whole new audience.  In it, David will focus on his Texas History writings only.

Here is the link:

www.DavidRose.NAIWE.com