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About WayneB

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  • Interests Family and Work...and JAIL Ministry.

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  1. WayneB added a post in a topic What gift will you bring the King?   

    Exactly! The verse you quoted and Your insight sums it up perfectly. may the Lord bless you richly!
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  2. WayneB added a post in a topic Trinity, the Word of God, and Muslims   

    At one time in my life, before I submitted to the transforming power of the Word, I believed like you....but I was wrong. Very wrong. God revealed His true nature to me through various events in my life and through His authoritative Word. Start with the Gospel of John, written by the Apostle John, the one whom Jesus loved, while in Ephesus during a time (around AD 85 after the destruction of the temple) when the deity of Jesus Christ was being questioned and undermined by the Gnostics mostly. John wrote his gospel account with one purpose...to make it clear that Jesus Christ is God.

    AND John recorded these words of Christ...

    John 3:31 "The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."

    John 5:24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

    Read the Gospel of John and the Book of Signs that is contained within it...the seven signs and the seven "I AM" statements of Christ... and imagine John as he penned those words, the last eyewitness of the ministry of Jesus Christ, the one whom Jesus loved; the one who was at the base of the cross with the mother of Jesus...the pillar of the early church. Those words are the words of an eyewitness translated from the original Greek. John's purpose is very evident...he revealed the true nature of Jesus Christ as God in the flesh!!!

    Why does Jesus have to be God? Only God can grant the forgiveness of sins. No one but God can live a perfect life without sin, making Himself the spotless Lamb who took our place at a sinners cross! ...and He did this freely and for all men who accept His free gift of GRACE. Why is it so hard to believe that God would reach down His hand to restore us into fellowship with Him transforming us to reflect His glory? Maybe because none of us are God.

    Seek and you will find...if you seek with a pure heart and desire for the one and only TRUTH.

    God Bless, wayne
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  3. WayneB added a post in a topic interested in fasting   

    May the Lord bless you...

    Giving $$$ and food is easy (and needed) but do you have a sick neighbor who could use a dinner cooked for them? How about a homebound elderly person? You know what's fun? Buying the dinner for teh car behind you in the McD's drive-through. Pray and seek God's guidance. KingsCupBearer said it well..."Seek the Lord and heed the Holy Spirit who will lead you into all truth." Simply look for an opportunity. Ask the Lord to open your eyes to the needs of others.
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  4. WayneB added a post in a topic interested in fasting   

    Exactly bro. We don't fast for a reward but rather God has given us a tool to connect with HIM on a more deeper level. Praise God!

    BY the way...Dave, have I mentioned how much I enjoyed posting along side you today? I have really missed it...and how I do love you bro.
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  5. WayneB added a post in a topic interested in fasting   

    Once again, not to boast but to glorify God...

    My dear brother Matthitjah (whom I love dearly) participates in a minsitry that feeds the homeless. Right in the worse parts of our nation's Capital. I can't say for sure BUT my bet is Dave doesn't go to feed himself but rather to feed and serve the homeless. That is a fast...
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  6. WayneB added a post in a topic interested in fasting   

    Could it mean that a truly humble person recognizes his weaknesses as well as his strengths? Paul did this, did he not...when he wrote of his struggle with the flesh in his letter to the Romans.
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  7. WayneB added a post in a topic Where does baptism come from?   

    Neb, it seems to me that throughout the Books of Moses, washing with water was a prerequisite for approaching God in the Holy place. That of coarse was before the Lamb of God was slain and before the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Regardless, what I found interesting is how the Levites and Priests were sent to John the Baptist asking him why he was baptising. They were confused because not only was John baptising gentiles but he was baptising Jews. They were confused as to what authority John would baptise these Jews, who according to their understanding, were already righteous and needed only ritual washing...not a complete soak that was reserved only for the non-Jew. John the Baptist answered them... "I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know...this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit." That sort of sums it up for me.
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  8. WayneB added a post in a topic interested in fasting   

    Isaiah 58:7

    Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
    And bring the homeless poor into the house;
    When you see the naked, to cover him;
    And not to hde yourself from your own flesh?

    I will share one application of a fast, as I understand it, and not to draw praise but to glorify God.

    As I mentioned, my wife and I work a weekly jail ministry. The Lord has provided us a jail choir that is quite awesome and really rounds out our ministry. Since I have a good relationship with the local Sheriff, he allows me to take the choir out every so often so they can attend our church service and lead us in worship. I usually take out about six guys along with their choir leader and let them have their families meet them there. After church, we take them to our house where we feed them a big dinner and fellowship. My wife and I don't always eat; we are too busy serving them and they and their families have a grand ole' time.

    I take the Lord's WORD literally...and when the Lord spoke to Isaiah and said a true fast is sacrifice your meal so you can feed others, I take HIM at His word.

    This is an example of a fast.
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  9. WayneB added a post in a topic interested in fasting   

    Exactly broher! What a great example!!!
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  10. WayneB added a post in a topic interested in fasting   

    Sounds like you have your hands full already!!!! God bless you!!!

    Seriously, with all of life's distraction, and we all have them, it is about positioning yourself to hear God's voice. At least that's what I think. I run a manufacturing plant, have a disabled son, work a jail ministry...and with all those things, I take a 5 minute break here and there to converse with God. The fast is simply a tool to help us refocus our attention and enable us to hear God a little clearer. And read the passage closely and in its fullness but Isaiah made it clear... "Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry; And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?" We should make time for God and always have time for those in need. That's a true fast.

    I think, and this is my opinion only, put God first in your life and be the best mother (assuming you are a lady) you can be raising your child to honor God and love his neighbor. Be the best example at work allowing Christ to shine through you. How do you do that? Make sure your heart and focus is right and use the tools God gave you (prayer, fasting, His Word) to make the needed adjustments as you go.

    May the Lord Bless you richly!
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  11. WayneB added a post in a topic interested in fasting   

    I didn't see anyone post this Scripture, which is very relevant to fasting. The point is to have your heart in the right place before you fast. A fast simply takes your focus off your flesh and its needs and places it on your spirit and its needs...to be aligned with the Holy Spirit...and in doing so, the Lord often shows us the needs of others. To be clear...a fast is designed to adjust your focus and emphasize the two greatest commands... to "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40

    Isaiah 58 Observances of Fasts

    1"Cry loudly, do not hold back;
    Raise your voice like a trumpet,
    And declare to My people their transgression
    And to the house of Jacob their sins.

    2"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways,
    As a nation that has done righteousness
    And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God
    They ask Me for just decisions,
    They delight in the nearness of God.

    3'Why have we fasted and You do not see?
    Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?'
    Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire,
    And drive hard all your workers.

    4"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist
    You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.

    5"Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself?
    Is it for bowing one's head like a reed
    And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed?
    Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD?

    6"Is this not the fast which I choose,
    To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
    To undo the bands of the yoke,
    And to let the oppressed go free
    And break every yoke?

    7"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
    And bring the homeless poor into the house;
    When you see the naked, to cover him;
    And not to hde yourself from your own flesh?

    8"Then your light will break out like the dawn,
    And your recovery will speedily spring forth;
    And your righteousness will go before you;
    The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

    9"Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
    You will cry, and He will say, 'Here I am '
    If you remove the yoke from your midst,
    The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,

    10And if you give yourself to the hungry
    And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
    Then your light will rise in darkness
    And your gloom will become like midday.

    11"And the LORD will continually guide you,
    And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
    And give strength to your bones;
    And you will be like a watered garden,
    And like a sring of water whose waters do not fail.

    12"Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
    You will raise up the age-old foundations;
    And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
    The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.
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  12. WayneB added a post in a topic Discouraged by modern worship music   

    You'd be welcome to visit anytime, Angel. Maybe when George comes back for his tour, we could meet here. Amtrak has a station within 30 miles or so. We could go up to Elvis' Graceland for our "outing".
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  13. WayneB added a post in a topic Discouraged by modern worship music   

    I go in once a week with my wife and another brother in the Lord. I have been doing it for about ten years now and have been blessed in doing it. The Lord used it as a means to soften my judgemental heart.
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  14. WayneB added a post in a topic Discouraged by modern worship music   

    Nebula, if you lived closer, I'd invite you to come to the local jail with me. George has visited and knows what I speak of.

    We have an inmate choir that writes their own music and lyrics. The leader is a man who hadn't touched a keyboard for over 30 years. He responded to God's call one day about 18 months ago and was saved. Since that day, he has been on-fire for the Lord BUT not in an obnoxious way. He asked if he could use an old keyboard we had laying around and I agreed. He has since written about 50 songs and formed an inmate choir. The choir is where it's at in the jail now...even some young gang-bangers gave up the gang and joined the choir...and then were saved.

    Every Monday night, they lead us in worship after our opening prayer. I have also taken them out to our local church where they lead us in worship; they have the congregation standing with arms lifted high...leading them into a true worship experience. One of the inmates even wrote a rap song from his heart glorifying God. My Pastor was a bit reluctant at first so I had him perform it one night when my Pastor visited the jail. The very next Sunday, he had the young man rap his song and by the time he was done, the congregation was on their feet with tears in their eyes!

    I'd love to share it with you.
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