Eyesalve: The Angels Bore Me Up

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For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” Psalm 91:11-12

This is a testimony from 11/18/2017

The nine day gun deer hunting season opened this last Saturday. I went out hunting about 40 miles from my house. I had to go by myself because my son Justin could not go. It was a miserable morning because it rained and snowed for about two hours. That made the tree that my stand was in nice and wet. Around 11am I decided to get down from my stand. I put my back pack on and slung my rifle over my shoulder and climbed down on some branches on my tree to a 12 foot ladder I had leaning against the tree. Before I left I wanted to cut a few branches out of the way from another tree to open up a shooting lane. After leaning my rifle against a tree and cutting several branches, I climbed back up in my stand to see if I had all the branches removed. When I climbed back down my foot slipped on a wet branch and I fell from my stand which was about 15 feet in the air. I fell in the direction of my ladder but when my foot hit it, it just fell to the side. My fall seemed to get delayed for an instant, but then I fell the rest of the way to the ground. I landed feet first in some water and muck. As I got up I looked and the contents from my backpack were laying all around. After I took my backpack off, I saw that it was ripped from top to bottom. Then I realized the protective hand of God over me. I fell sideways and could have landed on my head and broke my neck, but the backpack got caught on a branch which turned my body to fall feet first. All I ended up with is a sprained ankle, a small cut on my chin, and a little pain in my side. The more I thought about this the more I know the Lord charged His angels to bear me up. Hallelujah, thank you Lord.

Eyesalve: Don’t Cause More to be Written

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Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.” Jeremiah 36:32


Jehoiakim refused to heed the words of Jeremiah that were written on a scroll and he burned them. So Jeremiah gave Baruch another scroll to write down the words again, but this time, more words were added. You see, rules are for those who will not be ruled. Laws are for the lawless. The more you obey God, the more liberty you will feel. If you disobey God, the weightier the words of God are and more rules will be needed to constrain you.

Eyesalve: Burning Fire

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Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.” Jeremiah 20:9


Many Christians have a hard time preaching the good news to others. We need that to turn around. We need the Spirit to move so mightily on this generation that the word of God is like a burning fire that we cannot keep shut up in our bones. Grant it to us O Lord

Eyesalve: A Terror To Thyself

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For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.” Jeremiah 20:4


If our present day ministers don’t knock it off with all their strategies, techniques and programs to build the church instead of depending on the leading and the power of the Holy Spirit, they will become “a terror to thyself.” They will see the church they have built and gloried in, fall apart right before their eyes. The only thing that will remain is that which was founded on the Rock.

Eyesalve: Prophesying Lies

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Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.” Jeremiah 14:13


We have those prophets today, just like the prophets of old, who tell the church everything is fine. You don’t have to be concerned with any trouble coming your way. They say there is nothing but good times ahead and all God wants to do is pour riches on you. God has an answer for these false prophets of our day. “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart” (Jeremiah 14:14). Saint’s don’t fall for those lies.

Eyesalve: Just Like Martha Did

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But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.” Luke 10:40


The problem with Martha may not be so much that she was serving, but that she was cumbered with it, meaning she was distracted by it. The true heart of a servant is they serve others as if they were serving Christ. Otherwise what happens, a person starts to complain, just like Martha did.

Eyesalve: Speak in Tongues Often

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I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:” I Corinthians 14:18


So why would Paul thank God that he spoke in tongues more than all the rest. Was he in competition with them? Was he to fill some mandate that a minister is supposed to speak in tongues more than others? Was he proud that others didn’t speak in tongues more than him and therefore he felt more spiritual? I don’t think so. I believe he said it because he wanted to make a strong point that he is not belittling tongues or trying to get the church to quit doing it. So he emphasized that he does it quite often to encourage believers to speak in tongues often. The whole idea of chapter 14 is not to have tongues cease, but to keep it in order during the church meeting.

Eyesalve: On Purpose

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But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” Romans 6:22


The Greek word that “servant” was translated from means to enslave. Some other versions of the Bible use the word slave instead of servant which would be a more accurate translation. Anyway, sure a lot talk about the evils of slavery. No one should ever own another man. In spite of that, we believers are slaves to God. I can’t help ask, what is so bad about being a slave? Christians are one on purpose.