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COMMIT YOURSELF TO ” CLAP AND CHEER “

Little Jamie Scott was trying out for a part in his school play. His mother knew he had his heart set on being in the play, but she feared he wouldn’t be chosen. On the day the parts were awarded, apprehensively she picked him up after school. To her surprise, Jamie came rushing out, his eyes shining with pride and excitement. “Guess what, Mom!” he shouted. “I have a part! I’ve been chosen to clap and cheer.” God calls some of us to be in the limelight; others He calls to “clap and cheer.” At this point in his life, Joshua was asked to do the latter. It would be 40 years before he became the leader of Israel. In the meantime, he was a supporter and assistant to Moses. And he did it well. Whether it was battling with the Amalekites (Exodus 17:10) or providing moral support as Moses met with the Lord on Mount Sinai, Joshua served the Lord by being an encouragement to the His servant.

 

Those whom God calls to serve Him in leadership face many challenges. Often they carry deep responsibilities and heavy spiritual burdens. At times they are the target of malicious gossip or hurtful behavior. You can understand how important it is that they have around them some mature believers who are there to “clap and cheer” for them. What a blessing such encouragement can be! Have you given any thought to how you might be an encouragement to the servants of God whom you know? Who encourages your pastor or his wife? Who cheers on the Sunday school teacher or the workers at the homeless shelter? What can you do today to lighten their load and lift their spirits? Too many are prone to criticize and complain. Perhaps God has a part for you. Commit yourself to “clap and cheer” and you’ll be the hit of the play.

 

 

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DOCTORS TESTIMONY

Having lunch with a group of people, I fell to talking with a surgeon, a very interesting man. “Doctor,” I asked, “what was the greatest operation you ever performed?” “Well,” he said, “I really don’t know. Many operations I have performed required all my skills. But perhaps the one that meant the most to me was the time I operated on a little girl who was given only a ten percent chance of survival. She was such a little thing, and so pale when they brought her into the operating room. “At that time, I was having a great deal of trouble, myself. I had a son who was a real problem and there were other things as well. I had allowed myself to become an unhappy man. As the nurses were preparing to administer the anesthetic to this little girl, she asked, ‘Doctor, may I say something?’ ” ‘Yes, honey,’ I replied. ‘What is it?’ ” ‘Well,’ she said, ‘every night when I go to bed I say my prayers, and I’d like to say a prayer now.’” ‘That’s all right, honey, please say your prayer, and think of me, too, won’t you?’ In a sweet voice she prayed: Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me, Bless thy little lamb tonight; through the darkness be thou near me: Keep me safe till morning light. “And, dear God, please bless the doctor.’ Then she added brightly, ‘I’m ready now. And I’m not afraid, because Jesus loves me and He is right here with me and is going to bring me through okay.’ “I was blinded by tears,” confessed the surgeon. “I had to turn away and occupy myself with another wash up before I could start the operation. And I said, ‘Dear God, if You never help me save another human being, help me save this little girl.’ I operated on her and the miracle happened. She lived! Leaving the hospital that day, I realized that I was the one who had been operated on, not the girl. She taught me that if I take all my problems and put them in the hands of Jesus, He will see me through.” written by Norman Vincent Peale.


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GOD DOESN’T WANT US TO JUST SURVIVE

Many people today are living in “survival mode.” If they can just make it through the day, they’ve accomplished their goal. And, there are times when circumstances can seem overwhelming. There are seasons that are more difficult than others. But God doesn’t want us to just survive, He wants us to thrive. He wants us to prosper in all things. One definition of the word “thrive” means “to realize a goal despite circumstances.” That means you can prosper in all things no matter what is going on around you. You don’t have to settle for an average year; you can have an extraordinary year. You may be planning on just getting by, but God is planning on abundance. He’s planning on overflow. It’s time to get into agreement with God. It’s time to walk in His ways. It’s time see your dreams come to pass. It’s time to thrive because God has a plan for you to prosper in every area of your life!

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THE LORD’S BATTLE IS OUR VICTORY

When King George VI gave his Christmas address to the British people in 1939, World War II had just begun. The German armies had conquered northern Europe and a long war lay ahead. In his speech the king quoted these words from a book by M. Louise Haskins: “And I said to the man, who stood at the gate of the year, ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ And he replied, ‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.’” As David faced the prospect of confronting a seasoned warrior nearly twice his size and vastly more experienced in battle, he also knew where to place his faith—not in the security of swords and spears but in the power of God. David knew that his skill would not save the day. Instead, the Lord would be the deciding factor. It was His battle.

 

Life is filled with giants that are bigger than we. Seemingly insurmountable obstacles can dog our every step. But when faced with overwhelming odds, it’s comforting to know that the outcome doesn’t depend on us. Of course, we must be obedient and do our part. Whatever skills or gifts that God has given us must be used. But having put forth our best efforts, we can be assured that God will be the One who ultimately determines the battle’s outcome. Rest in the knowledge that the battle is the Lord’s; He is the One who gives the victory.

 

 

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NASA’S DISCOVERY REVEALS THAT PLANETS BIRTH COINCIDE WITH GENESIS CREATION ACCOUNT

ORLANDO, Nov. 2, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — Discoveries made by NASA in 2004 appear to confirm the Genesis account of planet formation to be scientifically accurate and may help close the gap of controversy between today’s science and the Bible’s simple record of creation.

NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes discovered locations in our Milky Way Galaxy in 2004, where infant stars are born and mature. Enveloped around these young stars were “proto-planetary dust clouds,” which scientists say are the materials from which planets are made. Scientists have observed that young stars have huge reservoirs of planet-building materials while more mature stars have less dust around them, as the dust coalesces over time to create planets.

In this process planets are born from a formless chaotic state in total darkness obscured from their sun. As the planet matures and sucks up all the dust, light slowly emerges, at first as diffused light upon the planet corresponding to day one of Genesis, and later as direct sun light as things clear up, corresponding to day four.

Spitzer turned its ultra-sensitive infrared spectrograph instrument toward five young stars in the constellation Taurus. These stars are still surrounded by thick, dusty discs — relics of the gravitational collapse that formed them only a few million years ago. What was observed appears to fit the Genesis description of the Earth in its early years.

The account of creation as per Genesis 1:2 states, “Now the earth proved to beformless and waste, and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep.” Based on these discoveries, during its early formation phase the earth would have literally fit the description of being without form and in darkness, and in its later phase the earth was covered with water for a time before land appeared.

NASA’s scientists have discovered that as planets mature inside their chaotic dusty cocoon they gradually suck up all the dust between them and the sun so that the planets slowly emerge from darkness into the light.

The account of creation as per Genesis 1:3. States, “Let there be light,” and there was light. As the earth matured it would have emerged from a long period of darkness replaced with gradual light.

Older Sun-like stars studied by Spitzer average 4 billion years old, nearly the same age as our Sun with known planets, and were found with Kuiper Belt-like debris discs. These discs are 10 to 100 times thinner than the ones around young stars, and about 100 times fainter than the young stars imaged by Hubble, and about 100 times brighter.

NASA produced videos and data obtained from the combined discoveries by Hubble and Spitzer simulate Genesis simple description of how the Earth was formed when you stitch all the data together, according to armature astronomer and author Paul Hutchins.

Research Hutchins has done on the Hubble and Spitzer discoveries lead him to write the book, “Hubble Reveals Creation by an Awe-Inspiring Power” which details how the genesis account and NASA discoveries parallel each other.

Hutchins research of the original Hebrew wording in Genesis lead him to conclude that Genesis, read in its original Hebrew would reveal that the six creative days are not literal 24 hour days but rather six unspecified periods of development the earth underwent which agrees with today’s science.

Also that the Sun and stars were already present at the time of Earth’s creation, becoming visible from earth only after the dust was sucked up by the planets, further showing a connection between the Bible’s account and NASA’s observations.

He says, “When many read the Genesis account in their native tongue, such as English, they perceive that it says God created the earth in six literal days, and that the sun, moon, and stars were created after the earth, which conflicts with today’s scientific evidence.

“The truth is that when you examine Genesis 1: 1-3, & 16 in the context of its original Hebrew language a completely different picture emerges from today’s common perception.”

The 6 creative days appear to represent 6 unspecified periods of time with each being of considerable length, and not 6 literal 24 hour days. In the scriptures, the Hebrew word for “day” (‘yohm’) is often used in a literal, figurative, or even symbolic sense depending on the context.

In Genesis 2:4 all the creative periods are called one “day,” indicating that the expression day in Genesis is not limited to a 24 hour period. When examined in this original Hebrew context, the Bible’s description in Genesis does not conflict with science, but lines up perfectly with the discoveries of NASA’s telescopes regarding star and planet formation.

“When reading Genesis, today’s reader must keep in mind that thirty-five hundred years ago there was no need to give specific scientific details to a people who had no knowledge of science, or astronomy. It is through today’s technology that we are now getting the details of this complex event and it appears they match Genesis simple outline of creation.”

GENESIS 1:1 ___UNIVERSE FORMED
“In the beginning God Created (“bara”) Heaven and Earth” (Hebrew “bara” “means bring into tangible existence”)

NASA DISCOVERIES ___universe had beginning and formed over 14 billion years in the same order as recorded in Genesis….stars, galaxies, then planets____

GENESIS 1:2 ___DESCRIPTION OF PLANET FORMING PROCESS
“Now the Earth proved to be formless and waste and darkness was upon the surface of the watery deep”

NASA DISCOVERIES ____Planets form from a chaotic state of rock and debris crashing together in proto-planetary disc around infant stars. During its early formation phase over billions of years Earth would have been without form and in darkness, and in its later phase the earth was covered completely with water for a time till land appeared.___

GENESIS 1:3 DAY 1 ___ DIFFUSED LIGHT FROM ALREADY EXISTING SUN FILTERS THROUGH TO EARTH
“Let there be light,” (‘ohr’) and there was light (‘ohr’). (The Hebrew word here used for “light” is ‘ohr, meaning light in a general sense)

NASA DISCOVERIES ____Hubble and Spitzer have observed proto-planetary disc gradually fade over time which would have allowed, for a time, only diffused light (not direct sun light) from the sun to gradually penetrate earth’s dense cloud mass corresponding to day 1 of Genesis ____

GENESIS 1:16 Day 4 ___SUN, MOON AND STARS MADE VISIBLE FROM EARTH…. NOT CREATED!
“And God proceeded to make (‛a•sah’) the two great luminaries (ma•’ohr), the greater luminary for dominating the day and the lesser luminary for dominating the night, and also the stars.” (the Hebrew word ‘a•sah’ does not mean to create as with ‘bara’ but rather to prepare or bring forth) the Hebrew word ma•’ohr′, means the source of the light.

NASA DISCOVERIES ___ Hubble and Spitzer have observed, as planets mature they suck up most of the dust, leaving a small amount of debris like the Kuiper Belt in our solar system. With most of the dust gone in earth’s case, it allowed the sun, moon, and stars that already existed, to be visible from an earthly standpoint in its mature stage of development allowing Earth’s atmosphere to become clearer to distinguish between these sources of already existing light, corresponding to day 4 of Genesis____

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