Old Words… where did they go?

Lost Words from the Bible?
My dear wife, Leann and I search the scriptures from our bible reading calendar and from inspiration. Then we try to relate what we read to our lives and world around us. Today this ol’ author remains a bit perplexed as the words are out of use in society today or seem to be so.
I’ll use an example from the word, ‘glibly’. See, to speak glibly, who would know what that means, because it is no longer in use. Some synonyms would include precocious, and histrionic… Not much help, right? As a novelist I tend to use three pages instead of a paragraph, which will give a clue to the meaning.
I use this example to make a point about scripture and a point about the times in which we live. If I suggest that discernment, sin, the Holy Spirit, The ‘Fear of the Lord’, how many would shake a head and say, ‘what?’
How long has it been since we heard a bit of fire from a pulpit about the ‘Fear of the Lord, about SIN, about discernment, or to be filled with the Holy Spirit?
Please read the first three chapters of Proverbs for context.

God’ Word doesn’t go out of style, or lose its impact, for whatever purpose God sets upon to accomplish will be done. But what about you and I, in this world where the death language of the devil is shouted in the streets, promoted by those who deny Jesus and want to destroy this country…
Whatever happened to faith, to ‘the Fear of the Lord?
You see, from our Bible reading in Proverbs, a key emerges. Did you find it?
Proverbs 1: 7. the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Or how about verse 23, as God shares a hint – Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you: I will make my words known unto you.
Those words. His words. Perhaps God means discernment too?
Check out Proverbs 2: 1-5 My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,
Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding;
For if you cry for discernment,
Lift your voice for understanding;
If you seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will discern the fear of the Lord
And discover the knowledge of God.
Hmmm, to cry for discernment… For the Lord wants to pour His spirit upon us. The Fear of the Lord. His words are right here for the reading, for learning, for wisdom and discernment.
So that problem isn’t with God, perhaps ‘WE the People’ of this country need to get back into His word, to study it, to preach it from each pulpit, to turn away from sin and seek God above all else, then we will find discernment.
So there is the answer. The ‘Fear of the Lord’, will bring you discernment.
With discernment you will be able to tell the difference between the still small voice of God who is asking to be first place in your life… compared to the blatant screech of the death language of the devil, who demands that all yield to him.
Know the words of the Bible. Hide them in your heart. When the screech of the death language of the devil rings out its foul demands, you will be able to stand up for God and country, to know with confidence that Jesus is Lord over all, and that the death language is wrong, is opposite of God’ Truth. You will be able to deny that evil tone with the Word Of God, the Fear of the Lord.
Death will flee from you.
Mmmm, victorious in Jesus.
His words.
Author Terry Palmer, humbled by his trip into the depths of Proverbs this morning.

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Step For Step…

Step for Step
Step for step or maybe faster…
We are in a race for the future of this country. Step by step or even faster…
The darkness of this country ‘seems to be’, already in victory mode, to scream out freely of murder, of death, as if trying to persuade this country that the death language of the devil is our language too.
You see, the devil speaks the language of death, disguised of course to sound like sugar candy, but it is the language of death, with a soft hush of violin in the background, of a false scent of flowers to entice… but it is still the language of death. It started many years ago as each of us accepted a lie for truth, that good was evil and evil, good, then in glee, the devil rubbed his stained hands. ‘The Christians didn’t get it, my false words blew right by the church…
So another and another death language, to accept immorality, to accept as common what the Bible says is wrong- death language couched in different terms, but still death language, and our discernment wasn’t there. Christians stepped aside and said okay…
So the devil attacked our offspring, our hope to hold truth in this land, to continue America as it was… But the death talk spoke again, this time in not so well couched terms, late term abortion which quickly turned into infanticide, screamed as if it is okay… and women march for the right to do so… Death language to seize this country in its grip of darkness. And you and I as Christians stand back and nod, be ‘nice’, don’t offend… Where is this going? More death language…
Who will stand against it?
So this ol’ country author knows what to do, to call out a bluff, to stand up for God and country – with a message to the churches of today.
It isn’t nice, sugar coated, with a smile and have a nice day… The message which Jesus gave to me is what I share with you, right out of 1 John 1: 5, 2 Chronicles, you know, the Word of God. They come with a series of questions of which I’m asking you to consider for yourself and your church, and then to pass it on, to a friend and another, until the entire country is asking the same questions. What happened to our first love. Why are we accepting death language? Please share and share again, until the message rings every church bell in America…
It is for your profit as a Christian to do so per 2 Timothy 3: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
The message for which we stand in Jesus name is also spiritual warfare. Become accustomed to Ephesians 6 and put on the armor of God. Use it as needed to expose the lies of darkness against our God and country, death language, and then stand in the name of Jesus. Stand well, not as hate speech, but to expose the evil reach of darkness with the light and Truth of all five chapters of 1 John. (See the end of this article for an example.)
That message is this – ‘STOP’ !
That’s it, STOP. Consider what you are doing compared to the cross of Jesus.
If you are a church pastor, deacon, member, or a regular, take a moment to STOP! Look at the message of your church, look at your service, check it out with the list that God gave me to share in these few questions. It arrives from 1 John 1: 5 (KJV)
This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.
1) Remember your first love – go back to the cross of Christ. Many of our churches have a rich tradition and basis upon reaching out to those around them with the gospel of Jesus Christ, right out the Bible, like it was their first love. Where did that go? How close are you now to that same cross of Jesus? Please share the first three chapters of Revelation with your church and then STOP, and listen…
2) What is your message? It’s one thing to be nice and smile but that isn’t the good news of Jesus Christ. The good news of Jesus confronts sin in order to find repentance and forgiveness in Jesus name, the ‘good news’ of the gospel of Jesus. Is that your message today? Compare your message to the cross of Jesus. Please read the last chapter of Matthew and then STOP, and listen…
3) Are you about Gods business? Are you about Gods business or your own? Preaching and teaching the whole Word of God, to ring out the ‘good news’ of Jesus, to shake darkness and show and tell who Jesus is for Salvation for eternity? Compare your church business with the cross of Jesus. Please read John 10, along with 1 John chapter four and then STOP, and listen…
4) Are you bringing people to Jesus or simply sharing a cup and a happy song? It’s a serious question for a serious reason. What about the cross of Jesus? To offer a service of prayer, of Gods Word and an offer to come forward and receive Jesus for Salvation. That is the radical message that I received to give to you, to STOP what you are doing, cancel your service ‘as is’, if need be, and shake darkness to its core by spending that service time in worship, in prayer, in Gods Word, with a focus on the basics of Salvation, of SIN, of repentance, of forgiveness and restoration in Jesus name… and read the balance of 1 John about Truth, and then STOP, and listen…
That is how you change from not having a stand for Jesus, to making a stand for God and country.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
It is not my message for I refused God when He first laid this on my heart, for I knew the offense of it, how the raw edge of His message might be refused in anger… but He wouldn’t let me go, sort of a Jeremiah thing, to preach His message regardless.
So humbled by the power of God in my life and to share this message with a dare. Will you take this message to your pastor, to your church, and compare the list, the ‘good news’ of Jesus Christ and stand with a growing number of Biblical Christians, to stand up for God and country.
This ol’ author mentioned an example and here it is. When you see the evil reach of darkness standing against our Lord or country, stand up and press back, like this… ____ is using death language against our God and country. I choose to stand up against that death language in the name of Jesus Christ. No more is that death language accepted, but is hurled back… (fill in your choice of verse that fits such as 1 John 3: 8)
Imagine with me and gain a different perspective as a ‘what if’ statement. What if… whenever a voice of darkness wants to claim a bill such as the recent infanticide, or march for choice, a hundred or more good Christian people expose that event or statement for what it is – ‘death language’ and hurl verses of God Word back into the face of darkness. I can do it, you can do it, we all can stand up for God and country.
In this manner, we can keep up to, and pass, the evil steps of darkness, to turn that sharp point around and away from the heart of this country. There is no longer a breath of space to think about it. The time for action is Now.
2 Corinthians 6:2 (KJV)
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Author Terry Palmer, challenged by the serious nature of this presentation but held to it by our Lord. To no more let the death language of satan go by unchallenged with the Word of God… 1 John 3: 8b The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
As you read these words, consider and pray, then stand up for God and country, and please share…

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So Hard & So Far !

So hard and so far!
One of the advantages of reading through the Bible every year is to find nuggets which jump off the page with a thought for the day. In this case, my reading is from Exodus 10: 27. But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he wasn’t willing to let them go.
It stems from a denial of God, of God’ power, of the Holiness of God. Because why… do you know? Because if there is an all powerful God, then there is also sin, also hell, the penalty for sin, and the good news, also a Savior, Christ the Lord. That is how God works, part of His character, to be complete, to be our I AM…
When you are confronted by the Holiness of God, your sin is uncovered, and you have to at least see your sin, or have to deal with sin issues. In Pharaoh’s case, God let his heart be hardened, which is a thing that God does, when those people reject Him again and again, then God gives them their desire, to be hardened away from God.
So there is no wonder about what we are seeing in our society, about efforts to strike away, ‘In God We Trust’, or to take away, ‘so help me God’, from our oath of offices.
This is a time to stand up for God and country as a bold step. But is also time to step away, just Jesus and you in a quiet place together, for making sure of our devotion and prayer. Nothing else will do.
Author Terry Palmer who is so glad for the warmth and love of my Savior.

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A Bit Wobbly There?

How To Profit From Balance…
How easy it seems for life to suck us into a warp of some kind.
An intensity which would want to take our eyes away from Jesus and into a bottomless pit of anxiety.
Where is the balance that would help a Christian to test and see, to watch and wait, to rest assured, and yet be able to step up and be counted in a ‘God Moment’ for Him?
God know we would be caught in these times so He prepared a way. Here is an example in 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
First; some thoughts on profit. Like any business person, I have to make a profit in order to stay in business, in this case a writing business which happens to orient on spiritual matters. But profit can also go beyond a financial mention, such as, for added value, to utilize, fruitful, beneficial, and so on. This is the key to unlock the spirit.
In our verse above the Word of God is profitable for;
Doctrine
Reproof
Correction
Instruction in righteousness.
All issues to help us find our balance when the world tries a slice and dice move upon us. Part of it is discipleship, to be grounded in God Word. Another is to correct issues of sin, to correct our course in life to align with scripture. Instruction in righteousness – to know right from wrong, to keep our spiritual balance.
I walk with a cane, for often the sidewalk eludes my step and I want to pitch back, sometimes with a scare. On my spiritual walk, the Bible is my cane, to help me stand in spite of… What is your experience with the Bible as a cane?
Author Terry Palmer with a bit of a wobble on this cold day.

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To Balance Or To wobble?

How To Profit From Balance…
How easy it seems for life to suck us into a warp of some kind.
An intensity which would want to take our eyes away from Jesus and into a bottomless pit of anxiety.
Where is the balance that would help a Christian to test and see, to watch and wait, to rest assured, and yet be able to step up and be counted in a ‘God Moment’ for Him?
God know we would be caught in these times so He prepared a way. Here is an example in 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
First; some thoughts on profit. Like any business person, I have to make a profit in order to stay in business, in this case a writing business which happens to orient on spiritual matters. But profit can also go beyond a financial mention, such as, for added value, to utilize, fruitful, beneficial, and so on. This is the key to unlock the spirit.
In our verse above the Word of God is profitable for;
Doctrine
Reproof
Correction
Instruction in righteousness.
All issues to help us find our balance when the world tries a slice and dice move upon us. Part of it is discipleship, to be grounded in God Word. Another is to correct issues of sin, to correct our course in life to align with scripture. Instruction in righteousness – to know right from wrong, to keep our spiritual balance.
I walk with a cane, for often the sidewalk eludes my step and I want to pitch back, sometimes with a scare. On my spiritual walk, the Bible is my cane, to help me stand in spite of… What is your experience with the Bible as a cane?
Author Terry Palmer with a bit of a wobble on this cold day.

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Where Is The Balance?

Where is the Balance?
With all of the shutdown news, the anxiety of the wall, the burden of everyday life, where is the balance? The balance comes form Jesus, of course, who also made bold moves to make a stand for God and against the evil of darkness….
But Christ also stopped the process to go to a quiet place, or to weep with those who weep, or to simply make a quiet reflection to His disciples.
This ol’ author does the same. Sure, I make my stand for God and country, to boldly place an article and brave the storm of protest, for sometimes that’s what it takes to make people think about the issues and respond. But I’ve also learned to place my anxiety in Jesus Christ where it belongs.
I’m a walker. As I pick up my pace, lean into the strides, the confession of things done wrong, of sin issues, all of which seem to fall behind until it’s just the Lord and I, the prayer list rolls out, and then the best, to listen for the soothing balm, the calm assurance of His love and power.
Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?  Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
So sure, sometimes we need to make a stand for God and country, but sometimes we need to strive for the balance, of taking each issue to Jesus with a no return policy..
Author Terry Palmer, with many great weights undone.

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Chaos Or Liberty… Which Will Rule Our Land?

The Way America Was vs. The Way It Will Become?
Which is it? Do you know?
Harsh moment of clarity as this ol’ author wrote into the late hours last evening. As an action/adventure writer, my job is all about sequencing. I place one set of circumstances out there for my characters, then follow along with the consequences. God placed that desire to write in this fashion for His purpose and Glory which is outlined below.
God laid a message on my heart to share with you, very similar to 1 John 1: 5
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

For God gave me a moment of intense clarity, about sequences and consequences, for me to face His holiness and face my sin issues in order to be prepared for what is coming
Part of it is explained in Galatians 5: 16-25 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
No wonder part of our country just can’t accept chaos as the way to go, the new order or style, with death being celebrated and life cast away, but instead to stand up for God and country.
No wonder that another part of our country can’t understand why Holiness, purity, of love, joy, peace which fills to overflowing or how the fruits of the Spirit of God can be the basis for life and liberty in Jesus Christ.
The two ways, as explained in many scriptures John 10:10 (KJV)
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I’m way not a prophet and glad of that, but merely one who knows sequencing. The BIG difference that is emerging from the USA as we know, or knew it, compared to the former USA as the far left would like. See the word use here?
You and I want to save and preserve the USA as a strong constitutional Republic, to stand for Biblical values, AND save those values for the future generations. It is in our spirits to do so, to follow after Christ and those Christian values which started this country.
But Truth is having a hard time holding a stand. For those who follow after the chaos of darkness, the stand for life and light makes no sense and must be discarded and in a very loud and lewd manner.
For the far left, the majority of the new one world order, they consider it already done, the USA is the former USA, with no constitution, no former values, as if it is already accomplished. They have no qualms about killing babies, having no security, no wall, no national sovereignty, no law or order, because in their version, they already see this former country as a land of chaos, a land to pillage and destroy for their own purpose.
You see, at that point the focus is no longer here but where… do you know, can you see it? My sequencing eye can see it and the consequences…
It is all about taking our land, our property, our wealth, our industry, our military, our everything for a single purpose, to kill, steal, and destroy per John 10: 10 and a host of other verses. The aim is to be the quickest to the punch, to kill off those who stand for Biblical Truth, the Jews and the Christians, and then wipe Israel off the face of the earth BEFORE anything else can happen… For those of you who could see that these issues seem to be escalating in intensity, this is why.
See the difference of focus. For the far left and the new world order, the USA is already lost, already NOT a country, already not the USA, a name to be tossed out along with,’In God We Trust’, to remove any sign or mention of God from the land. There is no need for a fence, no need to have elections, or law and order… It makes no difference if life is devalued, because life is already worthless to them, only to be used for their evil purpose, sort of like a timewarp back to a barbaric era.
At that point, Israel will stand alone, with the full weight of the USA military, wealth, industry, to not protect it, but to join with China, Russia, Iran, and all else to destroy Israel. Like a nightmare…
But… read your Bible, the prophetic teaching about how wrong the far left is, how the battle is already lost and won.
BUT… At some point in all of this, hopefully today or tomorrow, Jesus is going to appear with a trumpet sound, the dead in Christ will rise first, then you and I will join them in the air.
Israel will still be on God’ timetable and God has already won that battle.
The Holy spirit is still here to restrain all of this from happening.
But the darkness of the far left has rejected that Truth, have denied our Lord Jesus Christ.
I will still stand for Jesus, do my best in Christ to witness to others, to help them find the way while there is still yet time. I implore you also, in the name of Jesus to turn away from a false way, to follow after the only way, and do your part to be discipled in the way, the truth, the life, AND to follow the command of Jesus to go out and tell others of the ‘Good News’ of Jesus Christ and amen for that.
You see… what is happening all around us is as much of a spiritual battle as it is about you and I and a host of those who want chaos. I was struck down twice while writing this article, the truth of God’ Word, to prevent these words from reaching you. But that is okay, to be wounded for Jesus, mmm, takes me closer to His side, to know Him and to Fear the Lord more than man. I hope you can find the same.
To live for Jesus until His coming…
Even so, come Lord Jesus.
Author Terry Palmer, hoping and with a prayer that our country can still stand for Jesus, for God and country, for people to throw off the veil of darkness and see that Jesus is the only way and amen for that.

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