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William Andrew Dillard

A study of angels always proves to be most interesting. They intrigue our minds as their basic nature, order and ministry are considered. Contrary to common thought, angels only assume material expressions (bodies) to be seen of men when it is necessary. Otherwise, they carry out their God-given duties precisely in their natural form. Basically, they are ministering intellectual spirits according to Hebrews 1:7-14.
God created angels and His ministers to minister unto Him in the triune realm of his constitution: mental, spiritual, physical. The chief angels over these orders are Gabriel, mental realm; Michael, spiritual realm; and Lucifer, the material realm.
Of course we know that Lucifer fell because of originating sin, and many of the angels under his command fell with him, and doubtlessly some that were not under his command, too. Hence, the presence of demons on earth, and the locking away of some to the day of judgment.
Angels of God continue to minister unto Him. They are also given charge over affairs on earth. “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him and delivereth them.” Psalm 34:7. Guardian angels are not myth, but reality.
Of course, one can recall so many times in the Old Testament that angels appeared unto men for the purpose of delivering a message from God or for other purposes. It was Jacob who wrestled with an angel all night, Genesis 37. Angels also executed judgment by destroying Sodom and Gomorrah and thousands of Israelites on certain sinful occasions. It was also an angel who announced the birth of Jesus to Mary and Joseph.
No, we are not alone. The songwriter penned, “I can see an angel peeking through a broken windowpane.” Angels are here. They occupy the same space, but live in another dimension. Angels can cross over into our dimension, but we may not cross over into theirs until death. Notice in the defense of Dothan, the city was surrounded by Assyrians and the prophet’s helper was beside himself as he pointed the situation out to his master. The prophet was not disturbed and said that they that be for us is more than they that be for them. Then he prayed that God would open the eyes of his helper that he might see what the prophet could see. God opened his eyes and he saw angels and chariots of fire ringing the hills about them. Elisha prayed that God would smite them with blindness which He did. Then Elisha led them away into the midst of Samaria where they were defenseless.
How marvelous is the Lord! How great is His love and care for His people. We are not alone. Angels are here and some have entertained them unaware. We are not alone!

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Isaiah 40:1; Isaiah 61:1,2; John 14:1

What a wonderful concept, comfort. Comfort is something that each of us seek from time to time. We work a hard day and come home to comfort. We travel from time to time and sleep in unfamiliar beds. We are happy to get home to our own familiar comfortable bed. There is a desire for comfort and it does not just relate to physical comfort. We desire to be mentally comfortable. There are times when we cannot wrap our mind around. When these mental issues chase away the comfort we want, we seek knowledge to dispel the mystery that makes us uncomfortable. We seek mental comfort. The other area of comfort is spiritual comfort. Spiritual comfort is the most neglected area of comfort. Neglected not by God but by man in ignoring the Word of God.

God said to His people, “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people . . . “ Isaiah 40:1 God is speaking comfort to His people. God’s comfort is that warfare is accomplished. Another comfort was that Jerusalem’s iniquity is pardoned. God said that His people had paid double for their sins.

Now God is calling for them to be comforted. God has a desire that his people are comforted.

Isaiah has more to say about comfort. I believe there is a list of comforting things that Isaiah speaks relays to us. Isaiah 61:1,2 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2. To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, an the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; We each should have the Spirit of the Lord GOD upon us; certainly not as a prophet or a preacher, but as a comfort for us. Each of us should comfort the meek and tell others about Jesus Christ our Savior. Surely this is a comfort to us and our desire should be to comfort others by telling about our Savior. A comfort is that the Lord is coming again. With the heartbreak that is experienced here, the sorrows that overcome us, the disappointments that abound; the LORD is coming again.

We are called to not let our heart be troubled. Here is the question with which we need to deal with; do we believe in God? If we believe in God, we must also believe in Jesus Christ.

John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

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AUTHOR – William Andrew Dillard


Happiness has been variously defined as a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happiness occurs on many levels of the human psyche. Moreover, its tenants vary both in content and in age. Simple things may bring temporal happiness to a child while more complex things produce the same for an adult. Additionally, some states of happiness are extremely temporal and fleeting while others remain, but it is the state of happiness that claims our attention. Think with me about it.


Unfortunately, the term “Happiness” does not occur in the KJV of the Bible, but there are several synonyms which do. Words such as “cheer, joy, rejoice, good cheer, contentment,” etc., are found often in Holy Writ. This state of being is universally sought by men. Even the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America states the “pursuit of happiness” as a God-given right of men. Unfortunately, sin in men causes them to look to the material world in the belief that the blessed states lies in education, acquisition of wealth, power, fame, and most anything else that glitters. Usually their awakening of such grave error, if it comes at all in this life, arrives when life is done and their pursuits of life lie empty before them.


But this is not so for true Christians and this addresses that which makes true and lasting happiness. They hear Jesus repeatedly telling the disciples to be of good cheer. They relive the apostle Paul admonishing the sailors on a doomed ship to be of good cheer. They experience the sweetness of the rejoicing themed in Philippians.


And what causes it? It is complete and unreserved acceptance and dependence upon the marvelous promises of God’s Holy Word: the Word that tells them of their original sinful state; of the way of salvation; its experience; of wisdom and knowledge about the world in which they live, and how to deal with issues of life; of hope, sweet hope, unwavering hope in the sureness of the future. It is the certain confidence of the promise that brings the blessed state. But unlike the promises of the world, the promises of God are sure and steadfast, and never, never, no, not a single time are they a disappointment that would dash the state of Christian joy!


I think of a verse of scripture in Psalm 16:11. “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Surely, true and lasting happiness is in the Lord! Has your happiness been dashed to pieces because it was dependent on this world? Then find it in uninterrupted duration in confidence in His Word.


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Brains of elderly are slow because they know so much

By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent

5:16PM GMT 20 Jan 2014

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.

Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested.

Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.

“The human brain works slower in old age,” said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only because we have stored more information over time

“The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”

SO  THERE!!    We Are All Brilliant!


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I Like Adoption – Inspiring : Video Clips From The Coolest One

I Like Adoption – Inspiring : Video Clips From The Coolest One.

Inspiring to me. Handicap? No means are these handicap. Many that have complete and whole bodies are mentally handicap by saying I can’t.

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