October 1 to 31, 1997

Forgive and you will be forgiven
Sing praises to God

Love one another

Stand in the gap

Tell the Good News

Listen to God

(October 31, 1997 6:21 AM CST)

Happy Birthday, Roger!

I worked for 2 hours last evening on my
front yard in the dark,
so I can see the grass again.
The branches are piled 6 feet high and
20 feet long along the curb ( or some people
call it a 'berm'). The city will come
some day and pick it up.
About every street that I see looks just like mine.
The back yard still needs
lots of help. I called the power company
OPPD last night to tell them about the
electric power line that is still down to the
street light pole in front of my house.
Keep praying for us as we clean up the city.

"Jesus said,
'blest are they who hear the word
of God and keep it.'"
Luke 11:28

Do you hear what God is saying?
Are you listening?
He says that he loves you.
He says to have faith in him.
He says to 'fear not'.
You are blest.
You will be blest.
You shall live forever with him.
Keep the faith.

(October 30, 1997 6:10 AM CST)

"We know that God makes all things work
together for the good of those who
love God and are called
according to his decree."
Romans 8:28

God has called you.
All things will work out for you.
The Lord is watching over you.
He will take care of you.
Grace is way more powerful than evil.
God is almighty.
Call on the name of Jesus.
He will save you.
Jesus help me.

(October 29, 1997 6:10 AM CST)

"Jesus came and 'announced the good news
of peace to you who were far off,
and to those who were near';
through him we both have access
in one Spirit to the Father.
This means that you are strangers
and aliens no longer. No, you are
fellow citizens of the saints and
members of the household of God."
Ephesians 2:17-19

Jesus has gone before us.
We are no longer strangers.
Jesus is our saviour.
He is there for us.
We thank you Lord Jesus!
Call on the Holy Spirit for help.

I see more and more lights back on
here in Omaha. The power is being
restored. The tree branches are
being moved out of the streets.
Thanks for your prayers for us.

(October 28, 1997 5:59 AM CST)

Well, keep praying for us.
Some people are falling down on
the ice and getting hurt.
Pray for our safety. Thanks!
The central part of Omaha is still
without electricity.
The main East/West street in Omaha is Dodge Street
The traffic lights from 62 Street
to 33 Street were out. This makes for
a very long drive through town.
It will take a long time to recover
from this. It will take months to
haul away the tree branches that
are nearly everywhere you look.
Some people have had their electric meters
pulled off the side of their houses,
so they need to get an electrical contractor
to put it back on.

"All who are led by the Spirit of God
are sons of God. You did not receive
a spirit of slavery leading you back into fear,
but a spirit of adoption through which
we cry out, 'Abba!' (that is, 'Father').
The Spirit himself gives witness with our
spirit that we are children of God.
But if we are children, we are heirs as well:
heirs of God, heirs with Christ,
if only we suffer with him
so as to be glorified with him."
Romans 8:14-17

Holy Spirit, we call on you.
Come spirit of light and life.
Give us joy and peace.
Father, we love you.
We praise you for your glory.
Spirit, comfort those that are
hurting today.
You are our Father and
we are your children.

(October 27, 1997 6:14 AM CST)

Some of the power has been restored
to houses in the city.
Keep praying for us to recover and
that no one gets hurt.
The storm was good in the sense that
we had to work together with our
neighbors to survive.
We are so independent in our culture --
we needed that.
We need each other.

"Jesus repeated what he had said:
'My sons, how hard it is to enter the
kingdom of God! It is easier for a
camel to pass through a needle's eye
than for a rich man to enter
the kingdom of God.'
They were completely overwhelmed at this,
and exclaimed to one another,
'Then who can be saved?'
Jesus fixed his gaze on them and said,
'For man it is impossible but not for God.
With God all things are possible.'"
Mark 10:24-27

Nothing is impossible for God!
Call on the name of the Lord.
Jesus save us.
We are lost.
Jesus help us.
Help us to let go of all our money
and cling to you.
Trust in the Lord.
He knows what is best for you.

(October 26, 1997 3:53 PM CST)

We are still alive here in Omaha .
Overnight we got about 10 inches of snow.
The leaves are still on the trees
and lots of trees have fallen down.
The sun is shining now.
About 70,000 people have lost their power.
The power line is down on the north side
of my house.
That line goes to the street light.
The neighbors helped each other and have been
using power saws to cut the big branches up.
I have a little saw to cut the branches
which works good too, but I am tired!
I kept praying that no one would be hurt
by falling trees or power lines.
My heart is racing even now.
I was scared. I have 3 trees surrounding my house
and I thought about going to the basement
to sleep, since I might get crushed by a big branch.
They are cancelling school for tomorrow.

(October 25, 1997 6:43 AM CDT)

"'Teacher,' they said to Jesus,
'this woman has been caught
in the act of adultery.
In the law, Moses ordered
such women to be stoned.
What do you have to say
about the case?'
Jesus bent down and started tracing
on the ground with his finger.
When they persisted in their questioning,
he straightened up and said to them,
'Let the man among you who has no sin
be the first to cast a stone at her.'"
John 8:4-7

Do you make note of the sins of others?
Jesus says to look in the mirror.
Ask Jesus to forgive your sins.
Change us, O Lord!
Jesus will give you new life.
The old life will pass away.

(October 24, 1997 6:30 AM CDT)

"Jesus said to the crowds,
'When you see a cloud rising in the west,
you say immediately that rain is coming --
and so it does.
When the wind blows from the south,
you say it is going to be hot --
and so it is. You hypocrites!
If you can interpret the portents
of earth and sky, why can you
not interpret the present time?'"
Luke 12:54-56

There are signs.
Do you read them?
Some of the signs say "Danger".
Some say "Keep Out", "Caution", "Warning".
Do you pay attention to them?
The Bible says to be prepared.
Are you ready to meet the Lord?
Pray to him today.
Ask him to forgive your sins.

(October 23, 1997 6:22 AM CDT)

There are 800 days left until
the year 2000 .

"Do not, therefore,
let sin rule your mortal body
and make you obey its lusts;
no more shall you offer the members
of your body to sin as weapons for evil.
Rather, offer yourselves to God as men
who have come back from the dead to life,
and your bodies to God as weapons for justice.
Sin will no longer have power over you;
you are now under grace, not under the law."
Romans 6:12-14

May the grace of God touch your heart.
May you be perfect, as Jesus is perfect.
May you achieve great things for
the kingdom of God.
Jesus is our example.
He never sinned.
He was holy.
Let us call on the Lord.
Let us drive all evil out of our bodies.
Let us be an instrument of peace and goodness.
Pray for me and I will pray for you.
It is a struggle.
Hang in there.
Never give up hope.
We will win in the end.

(October 22, 1997 6:18 AM CDT)

"Let the sea and what fills it resound,
the world and those who dwell in it;
Let the rivers clap their hands,
the mountains shout with them for joy
Before the Lord, for he comes,
for he comes to rule the earth;
He will rule the world with justice
and the peoples with equity."
Psalms 98:7-9

Let us shout for joy.
The Lord Jesus is king of all creation.
Let us praise his holy name.
Be glad and rejoice.
Jesus will come again.
Prepare to receive him.
Prepare your heart.

Driving home from work yesterday
I saw a Sundog again.
There was just one on the
right side of the sun.
It was bright yellow, red and white
in the clouds.
You could not miss it, if you were
driving west at that time (about 6 PM).
Is it a sign?

(October 21, 1997 6:28 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"I do not pray for them alone,
I pray also for those who will believe
in me through their word,
that all may be one
as you, Father, are in me,
and I in you;
I pray that they may be one in us,
that the world may believe that you sent me.
I have given them the glory you gave me
that they may be one,
as we are one -- I living in them,
you living in me --
that their unity may be complete."
John 17:20-23

Let us pray for unity among all Christians.
May we love one another.
Let us set an example of true love.
May the living God dwell in you.
May you be alive with the Holy Spirit.
May we all be one.

(October 20, 1997 6:27 AM CDT)

"Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
for wisdom and power are his.
He causes the changes of the times and seasons,
makes kings and unmakes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who understand.
He reveals deep and hidden things
and knows what is in the darkness,
for the light dwells with him.
To you, O God of my fathers,
I give thanks and praise,
because you have given me wisdom and power."
Daniel 2:20-23

All wisdom comes from the Lord.
Ask and you will receive.
If you seek peace,
Jesus will give you peace.
He is the light of the world.
Stay far away from the darkness.

(October 19, 1997 7:45 AM CDT)

Late yesterday afternoon I saw
Sundogs (parhelia) in the western sky.
Did you see them?
They are like rainbows on
both sides of the sun.
It is like the Trinity, maybe
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(October 18, 1997 6:27 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"One who lights a lamp does not
put it in the cellar or under
a bushel basket, but rather on
a lampstand, so that they who
come in may see the light.
The eye is the lamp of your body.
When your eyesight is sound,
your whole body is lighted up,
but when your eyesight is bad,
your body is in darkness.
Take care, then, that your
light is not darkness.
If your whole body is lighted up
and not partly in the darkness,
it will be as fully illumined as
when a lamp shines brightly for you."
Luke 11:33-36

What do you let your eyes see?
Does it please God?
What books or magazines do you read?
What TV or movies to you watch?
What sites do you visit on the WWW?
Let all that your eyes see
be light and not darkness (evil).
Then you will be a light to the world.

(October 17, 1997 6:20 AM CDT)

"Jesus asked the blind man,
'What do you want me to do for you?'
'Rabboni,' the blind man said,
'I want to see.'
Jesus said in reply,
'Be on your way!
Your faith has healed you.'
Immediately he received his sight
and started to follow him up the road."
Mark 10:51-52

Open our eyes Lord!
Help us to see your face.
Ask Jesus for what you need.
Have faith in him.
When you meet Jesus follow him.
He is the way.

(October 16, 1997 6:24 AM CDT)

"Only in God is my soul at rest;
from him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and
my salvation, my stronghold;
I shall not be disturbed at all."
Psalms 62:1-3

Are you at peace?
Are you restless?
Have you found what you are searching for?
Only in Jesus will you be at peace.
He is what your heart is searching for.
He is love without end.
He is faithful and true.
He knows the way.
You have no need to fear anymore.
He is all you need.

(October 15, 1997 6:24 AM CDT)

Jesus said,
"You shall not kill;
You shall not commit adultery;
You shall not steal;
You shall not bear false witness;
You shall not defraud;
Honor you father and your mother."
Mark 10:19

Jesus tells us not to kill.
Let us love each other.
If you are married, be faithful.
Do not take what is not yours.
Respect other's property.
Be an honest person.
Be truthful.
Respect your parents.

Last year I wrote an article about this.
You might want to read
"To Be A Success In 1996" .

(October 14, 1997 6:18 AM CDT)

"He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creatures.
In him everything in heaven
and on earth was created,
things visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominations,
principalities or powers;
all were created through him,
and for him.
He is before all else that is.
In him everything continues in being."
Colossians 1:15-17

Jesus is the one.
He is highly to be praised.
He holds all creation together.
Without him there would be no universe.
Let us worship him.
Let us give him praise.
He is wonderful.
Jesus you are the Lord.
Let all creation give you praise.

(October 13, 1997 6:23 AM CDT)

"First of all,
I give thanks to my God through Jesus
Christ for all of you because your
faith is heralded throughout the world.
The God I worship in the spirit by preaching
the gospel of his Son will bear witness
that I constantly mention you in prayer,
always pleading that somehow by
God's will I may at last find my way
clear to visit you."
Romans 1:8-10

May the Lord give you great faith.
May you be witnesses to the truth.
Go and visit those in need.
Be joyful.
May your hearts be filled of gladness.
Spread the Good News.

This morning it is below freezing in Denver .
If you live in Denver you can listen to
the Christian radio station KWBI 91.1 FM.
I listened to it last week when I was there.

(October 12, 1997 7:07 AM CDT)

Good Morning!
It is a dark rainy Sunday morning
here in the "Big O" (Omaha) .

Pray for my Dad.
It is his birthday today.
God bless him.

"Indeed, God's word is living and effective,
sharper than any two-edged sword.
It penetrates and divides soul and spirit,
joints and marrow; it judges the reflections
and thoughts of the heart.
Nothing is concealed from him;
all lies bare and exposed to the eyes of him
to whom we must render an account."
Hebrews 4:12-13

Read God's words in the Bible .
It will touch your heart.
I see many people reading books and magazines.
Why not read the inspired word of God?

(October 11, 1997 6:30 AM CDT)

Please, pray for Alice
who is sick. Thanks.

Yesterday morning I saw the glorious
sunrise in downtown Denver .
I was there for business.
There were lots of clouds of
various changing colors.
I did not see the sun itself,
because of all the tall buildings.

"Yet even now, says the Lord,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the Lord, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment."
Joel 2:12-13

Return to the Lord.
Change your heart.
He is a loving God.
Jesus is meek and humble of heart.

(October 8, 1997 5:24 AM CDT)

"Jesus told Martha,
'I am the resurrection and
the life; whoever believes in me,
though he should die, will come
to life; and whoever is alive
and believes in me will never die.
Do you believe this?'
'Yes, Lord,' she replied.
'I have come to believe that you
are the Messiah, the Son of God:
he who is to come into the world.'"
John 11:25-27

The question is:
Do you believe this?
Is Jesus the Son of God?
It takes faith to believe.
It takes trust.
It is the truth.

(October 7, 1997 6:18 AM CDT)

"While they were still speaking about all this,
he himself stood in their midst
and said to them,
'Peace to you.'
In their panic and fright they thought
they were seeing a ghost.
He said to them,
'Why are you disturbed?
Why do such ideas cross your mind?
Look at my hands and my feet;
it is really I.
Touch me, and see that a ghost does not
have flesh and bones as I do.'"
Luke 24:36-39

Do you believe that Jesus rose from the dead?
There were witnesses.
They saw him with their own eyes.
The disciples thought he was a ghost.
It could not be.
They saw him die.
Now he was alive.
Is this possible?
It takes faith to believe this.
Ask Jesus to give you the faith
to believe in him.
If it is true,
your heart will know.

(October 6, 1997 6:17 AM CDT)

"I have waited, waited for the Lord,
and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
He drew me out of the pit of destruction,
out of the mud of the swamp;
He set my feet upon a crag;
he made firm my steps.
And he put a new song into my mouth,
a hymn to our God.
Many shall look on in awe
and trust in the Lord."
Psalms 40:1-4

Many did look in awe at the number of
people at "Stand In The Gap" .
Over and over people say it was awesome.
Our God is awesome!
Trust in Jesus.
He will save you from the mud you are in.
You can sing a new song!
He will save you.

Yesterday from 2 PM to 3 PM I was at
52 and Dodge Streets southwest corner holding a sign.
The sign said "Abortion Kills Children".
I prayed with the people there
for an end to abortion.
A lot of the people driving by gave us
a "thumbs up" sign of support --
even a police officer.
I hope and pray that people will
let their babies live.

(October 5, 1997 7:08 AM CDT)

Good Morning.
The world has changed.
History was made yesterday by the
people at "Stand In The Gap" .
Did it change your life?
Will you be more committed to God
and your family?

"God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him
may not die
but may have eternal life."
John 3:16

Give your life to Jesus.

(October 4, 1997 7:19 AM CDT)

This morning many thousands of people have
already gathered in Washington, D.C.
to pray and seek forgiveness.
They are Promise Keepers .
It is called "Stand In The Gap" .
Let us pray with them today for the USA.
You can listen on radio and on TV
and on the Internet.
CSPAN is broadcasting it.

"I looked for a man among
them who would build up the wall
and stand before me in the gap
on behalf of the land so I would not
have to destroy it, but I found none."
Ezekiel 22:30

Happy Birthday Cousin Ron!

(October 3, 1997 6:22 AM CDT)

since we for our part are surrounded
by this cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every encumbrance of sin
which clings to us and persevere in
running the race which lies ahead;
let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus,
who inspires and perfects our faith."
Hebrews 12:1-2

Where are you looking?
Are you looking around you:
left and right,
side to side,
in the mirror?
Look to Jesus.
He will inspire you.
He will bring you to perfection.

On Sunday, October 5, there will be a
"Life Chain" in many cities. In Omaha
it will be from 2 PM to 3 PM.
Come and hold a sign that stands
up for life. Let us thank God for
this gift for life.

On 61st and Dodge Streets in Omaha
they have put up a few thousand
white crosses in memory of all
the babies lost each day to abortion.
It is sad.
Lord have mercy on our country.

(October 2, 1997 6:20 AM CDT)

"Praise the Lord in his sanctuary,
praise him in the firmament of his strength.
Praise him for his mighty deeds,
praise him for his sovereign majesty.
Praise him with the blast of the trumpet,
praise him with lyre and harp.
Praise him with timbrel and dance,
praise him with strings and pipe.
Praise him with sounding cymbals,
praise him with clanging cymbals,
Let everything that has breath
praise the Lord!
Psalms 150:1-6

The Lord is deserving of all our praise.
Give praise to him today.

(October 1, 1997 6:22 AM CDT)

Happy Birthday, Katie!
God bless you today!

"Jesus told him,
'Return home.
Your son will live.'
The man put his trust in the word
Jesus spoke to him,
and started home."
John 4:50

Do you trust the words of Jesus?
If he said it, it is true.
He told you not to fear.
He said to have faith in him.
He said he would give you life.
Read the words of Jesus and
start for home (heaven).

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