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William Andrew Dillard

Some of the most beautiful word pictures fraught with deep meaning are found in the common denominator of term usage. Are you ready to think with me a minute for a blessing?
Please consider that the spokes of a wheel are essential to its existence and usefulness. Also, the fillets of a building are essential to its standing and usefulness. Similarly, the desire (attachment) of one’s heart as in a man for a woman as a potential mate is what makes marriage happen, and work. Truly, the love that one cultivates for a person, place or thing is what gives that person, place, or thing prominence and importance in the heart and mind.
Okay, okay, I am a little impatient. Where are you going with this? Well, hang on!
The spokes of a wheel are mentioned in I Kings 7:33. The ancient Hebrew word designating “spokes” is “Chashaq.”
Furthermore, the fillets of a building, especially a portable building such as the Old Testament Tabernacle, are referred to by the word, “Chashaq.”
Moreover, the strong desire for a life mate is expressed by the same word, “Chashaq.”
Then, there is that strongest of bindings referred to as “love,” and it is also referenced as “Chashaq.”
I know, I know, you are getting the picture, but it isn’t finished just yet. So, the climax of the picture drives home a reality that lives on shouting ground. It is Isaiah 38:17, “Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.” Folks, the phrase “love to my soul,” is a translation of the Hebrew term “Chashaq.”
How important are spokes to a wheel; fillets to a building; desire to a life-mate? None of these work without them. That is just what exists in the love of God to the soul of a believer, and how important it is. An attachment has been made. God has reached out and united Himself with the soul of every believer in Christ Jesus, and one may be sure He will never let go, nor His arm be broken.
No wonder then that Jesus declared that the Father had given His people to Him, and no man could pluck them out of the Father’s hand. John 10:29. In Paul’s words, “. . . neither death, nor life nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God ,which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39.
Governmental officials have their secret service agents; Brinks has armored trucks, cities have police, but there is no security in all the universe close to equaling that of the believer in Christ Jesus, whom He has attached to Himself!

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FEBRUARY 15 – My Feet are established

FEBRUARY 15 – My Feet are established

Psa 18:33  He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places. 

Psa 18:36  Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

When I allow God to order my steps, then am I on safe ground and do not slip. What David has compared us to is the swiftness and sureness of a hind. When I follow the path, the truths and the ways of God, I am safe.

Notice the comparison implied here. There are those four footed beasts that climb steep mountains. They have that ability to put their hind feet upon the same safe and secure place that the front feet have already proven. They can climb to great heights of security. In the race they are very swift in pursuing or being pursued.

We have been given everything we need to pursue our enemies. The Word of God has laid out our path for us. We should never stray from it. It is our safety. Swift and sure to the battle we are engaged in. God has enlarged our steps under us. God has given a bit of latitude to keep us save and secure. Our enlarged steps get us to the heights. A place of safety. A place of security. A place of Victory.

May we order out steps in the path the Lord has provided for us.

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JANUARY 20 – Established by God.

JANUARY 20 – Established by God.

Genesis 41:32 – “… it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.”

What God says, God will do. How simple is that? Yet there are those that think God is not serious about what He says. If Israel had believed God would they ever yearn for the leeks and onions of Egypt? Would they have reject to fight for the “land flowing with milk and honey, when the spies came back with grapes carried between two men? Would they have rejected the Savior when He was on trial? Yet, YET –

There are those that do not believe in what God has established. The Psalmist says that God’s Word is for ever established in heaven. I truly believe that His Word has been given to us in unadulterated word and man has continued to try and destroy it from the time it was written. Why should that not surprise us. Satan began changing and distorting the Word of God in the garden. “In the original manuscripts” is a construct or product of mans mind to allow man to argue for what closely follows their preference. God has established it, inspired it and preserved it. Men supposedly educated in the Word about 1845-1848 in Chicago, started saying that the Bible “contained” the word of God. That leaves the Bible open to private interpretation and the use of the term, culture to cut out whole principles that Paul wrote about that is contained in the Word of God, yet some is not the Word of God. Figure out that paradox.

We have, supposedly, educated preachers that say that there is no millennial reign. They also say that there is a universal church and the Lord’s Supper is not important enough to observe the way it was observed by Jesus and the first. Church. What God has established, NO MAN has the right to change. Where God has established the means and methods, NO MAN has the right to change.

I am so happy that God has established the plan he has for us. I don’t have to be innovative. He has established how to reach the lost. But the most important, God has based our salvation upon this attribute of God. Every promise or prophecy ever made is based upon the unchanging attribute of God. God has promised me everlasting life. The everlasting life is not based upon my performance but on the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Everlasting life is not based on baptism because the blood cleanses me from all sin and I am forgiven. His surety is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which seals me until the day of redemption. I am guaranteed to enter the portals of heaven and spend eternity with Jesus Christ my redeemer.

My life is now engaged in living, loving and learning more of god. What a blest day I have knowing that all God promised will be accomplished.

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PSALM 121:1-8; [A Song of degrees] I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

One must first understand WHAT is born of God, and what salvation really is. All who hold to a system of law-keeping or works for salvation have failed of grace, and therefore no security is affirmed for them. Only real believers are saved and have security. A distinction must be made between real and nominal believers. Peter was a real believer; Judas Iscariot was a nominal believer and never was saved.

    A. The inner man (spirit) is born again in the new birth, and never sins again (I John 3:9). Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
    B. It is a spiritual birth (John 3:6) That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (II Corinthians 5:17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
    C. It is a sanctification of the spirit (Hebrews 10:14) For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. How long is forever?
    D. The inner man is sealed unto the day of the redemption of the body (Ephesians 4:30) And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians 1:13,14) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (Romans 8:23) And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

God determines how far Satan can go (Job 1:12) And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. If Satan can get one child of God, he can get all; therefore, IF he doesn’t get some, then they get to heaven by Satan’s mercy.

    A. Psalm 37:23,24: They shall not be utterly cast down.
    B. Psalm 89:29-36: His seed shall endure forever.
    C. Psalm 91:9-12: The Lord is their refuge and no evil shall befall.
    D. Psalm 121:7: They are preserved from all evil.
    E. Isaiah 54:17: Nothing formed against them shall prosper.
    F. John 5:24: The child of God is passed from death unto life (present), and shall not come into condemnation (future).
    G. John 6:37: He shall not be cast out by the Lord.
    H. John 17:24: The prayer of Jesus secures them.
    I. John 10:27,28: It is impossible for them to perish – none can pluck out.
    J. Romans 8:28: All things work to their good.
    K. Romans 8:35-39: Nothing can separate them from the love of God in Christ (Believers only are in Christ and have His love, II Corinthians 5:17).
    L. Philippians 1:6: God will continue the good work begun in them.
    M. Colossians 3:3: Their life is hid with Christ in God.
    N. II Timothy 2:13: God cannot deny himself – to deny His child would be to deny Himself.
    O. I Peter 1:3-5: They are kept by the power of God.
    P. II Peter 1:4: They are partakers of the Divine nature.
    Q. I John 5:4,5: They overcome the world.
    R. I John 5:18: Satan cannot touch a child of God.
    S. Jude 24,25: They are kept from falling, and shall be presented to God faultless.
    T. Hebrews 7:25: God saves them to the uttermost.
    U. Hebrews 6:4-6: If anyone could be lost after being saved, it would be impossible for him ever to be saved again.

There is only one plan of salvation. If one were to lose their salvation, they would have to be saved again by that same plan. To loss ones salvation and to be saved again, Christ would have to descend from heaven once more, die on the cross again, be buried and arise again the third day. This is the only way of salvation. The scriptural declaration is; Christ died once for all and by stating that we can lose our salvation says His work on the cross was incomplete and ineffective in securing a lost soul.


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