Two Harvests

The days are still getting shorter; the harvest bounty of food crops is winding down here in the Columbia Basin where we live. For these blessings, we thank God.

God’s word Genesis 8:22 after the flood. “While the earth remains seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.”

God’s word; Luke 10:2 Jesus words “…The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.” Jesus then tells us; verse 3. “Go your ways: behold, I send forth as lambs among wolves.”

This troubled world is full of conflict. Maheim death and destruction of all types are taking place all over the globe. Just read, hear, or look at the news, the United States of America; is not exempt. “When men’s hearts are failing them for fear seeing the things coming upon the earth”

How should we Christians be in these last times, as we hear and see what is going on around us. Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee”

The Bible says Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh.”

We are on a Journey to heaven above, the Lord has promised to bring us Home.

Oh lord grant us not to be afraid or to tremble and be fearful, believing we have life through Jesus name, and all sins are washed away in his blood

1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love..”

Look up brothers and sisters, soon Jesus comes’
God’s Peace! and rest be upon you.
Pastor Mark

Posted on 25 Oct 2014 

What the Slain Lamb Brings to Us

“… perhaps you will say: we know well enough that God gave His Son into death on our behalf, yet we, on our part, have by many transgressions and sins proved ourselves totally unworthy this His grace and mercy; from which it follows that God has again become our enemy on account of our crimes, though He may formerly have loved us for His Son’s sake. St. Paul tell us that this is false reasoning , and that we by no means give way to it, (don’t give the devils sermon of unbelief, any place in your heart) for he distinctly declares: “Christ died for us while we were yet sinners.” Remember this and be comforted by it. These words give us the explicit assurance, when our sins accuse us with God’s wrath and dire punishment, that Christ for no other purpose than to save sinners, and for no other persons. If, therefore, we commit new sins, if our conscience accuses us, and if we have merited anew the vengeance of God, we ought ever to remember that Christ died for us as sinners, for such sinners that we are, and shall remain. (sinners) though we may constantly exercise penitence and faith and new obedience with a good conscience. Yea, though we be ever so saintly, we will always need this consolation, that Christ died for us sinners, as St. Paul says “Though I know of no sin, I am not therefore justified;” and the Psalmist, Psalm 143 “Enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.” It therefore remains a fixed fact, eternally unalterable, that the passion and death of Christ took place for our sin, no matter when committed, and while we were yet sinners, and that therefore we are freed from the eternal wrath of God, that we have forgiveness, that the atonement is made once for all, and that we can now obtain eternal life.” Martin Luther

Words in parenthesis are mine.

Brother and Sisters in Christ “Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you.” 1st Peter 5:7

Jesus ever lives making intercession for us.
Oh Lord Give us grace, this Lenten and Easter season, to behold what You have done. Worshiping, You with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving.

Easter Blessings!

Posted on 03 Apr 2014

Keeping Vows and Promises

Psalm 61
1.Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

2.From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

3. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

4.I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

5. For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

6.Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations.

7.He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

8.So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

“ Some people object to taking vows, but in the Bible you will find many great men of God directed by covenants, promises, vows and pledges. A carnal man refuses the discipline of such commitments. He says “I want to be free. It is legalism.” There are many religious tramps in the world who will not be bound by anything. Now here are five vows I have in mind which we do well to make and keep.

1. Deal thoroughly with sin.

2. Never own anything ie. Get rid of the sense of possessing.

3. Never defend yourself.

4. Never pass anything on about anybody else that will hurt him

5. Never accept any glory.” A. W. Tozer

“Pour Out Thy Spirit from on High”
by James Montgomery, 1771-1854

1. Pour out Thy Spirit from on high,
Lord, Thine assembled servants bless;
Graces and gifts to each supply
And clothe Thy priests with righteousness.

2. Before Thine altar when we stand
To teach the truth as taught by Thee,
Savior, like stars in Thy right hand
The angels of Thy churches be.

3. Wisdom and zeal and faith impart,
Firmness with meekness, from above,
To bear Thy people on our heart
And love the souls whom Thou dost love;

4. To watch and pray and never faint
By day and night strict guard to keep,
To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
Nourish Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep.

5. Then, when our work is finished here,
We may in hope our charge resign.
When the Chief Shepherd shall appear,
O God, may they and we be Thine.

Oh Lord this is our prayer, Thy will be done in our lives,
In your strength keeping covenants, vows and promises
made, to thy honor and glory Amen.

Posted on 20 May 2014

God’s Word is Sure Always

“… if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart,
and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us
not, then have we confidence toward God.” John 3:20-21

When your heart is filled with “doubt’s un-certaines, by
trembling fears” or your heart rejoices with “joy unspeakable
and full of glory.” “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today
and forever.” Cling to the word and sacraments, the promises
of God therein shall stand forever. Christ-Word-Solid-Rock!

“Feelings come and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God
Nothing else is worth believing.

Though all my heart should feel condemned
For want of some sweet token,
There is One greater than my heart
Whose Word cannot be broken.

I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word
Till soul and body sever,
For, though all things shall pass away,
Martin Luther

“Heaven an earth shall pass away, God’s word abides forever”
Light for the journey, strength for the day, look to the word of
God, which is Christ who said “Thy word is truth” ‘the sword of
the Spirit is the word of God. Yes the word is everlasting truth.


Posted on 08 Feb 2012 

Peace is Union with Christ

Jesus said “My peace I give unto you…” This is the
“..peace that passeth understanding…” In other words
the peace Jesus gives is so great and wondrous that by
words it cannot be explained. It is only know by God’s
children who have it. It comes with the Joy of the Lord,
by the Holy Spirit. It is not a outward thing or things but
a heart matter as Apostle Paul writes “… righteousness,
peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. Rom 14:17

In the 1700’s Jonathan Edwards wrote of this peace.
“The peace which believers enjoy, is a participation of the
peace which their glorious Lord and Master himself enjoys,
by virtue of the same blood which Christ himself has
entered into rest. It is in a participation of this same
justification; for believers are justified with Christ. As he
was justified when he rose from the dead, and as he was
made free from our guilt, so believers are justified in him
and through him; as being accepted of God in the same
righteousness. It is the favor of the same God and
heavenly Father that they enjoy peace”

This peace comes to the lost through the children of God
blessed peacemakers called to bring the gospel of peace
to the lost broken souls wondering aimlessly in the dark
night of unbelief and sin without hope. We proclaim Jesus,
what he has done is the hope of the gospel of peace.

Can you hear the Savior saying go!! Let us obey whether
far away or close to home. Peach it sing it teach it with
words and loving deeds. Proclaiming Jesus blood and
righteousness. The gospel of peace. Which delivers from
death and the Devil; closes Hells wide gate opens Heavens
Gate giving eternal salvation to all who believe.

Posted on 11 Jan 2012

Assurance and Hope

Whether trials from within or without we have the
Lords promise “I will never leave you nor forsake you”
2 Cor 4:8-9 “We are troubled on every side, yet
not distressed; we are perplexed but not in
despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down
but not destroyed” This is assurance.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh what a foretaste of Glory Divine!
Heir of salvation purchase of God,
Born of the Spirit washed in His Blood.
Fanny Crosby

Jesus said “….In the world ye shall have tribulation
but be of good cheer; I have over come the world”
John 16:33

With all the devil the world and our own sinful
flesh throws at us. We learn and are learning, that
the confident hope we have, does not depend on
the present circumstance or how we feel, alone
upon Rock of ages under our feet which cannot be
moved. It is In Christ we stand, all other ground is
sinking sand. This is confident Hope.

Posted on 12 Jan 2012

New Year 2012

“In order to be able to be aroused to praise and
thank the Lord rightly it is necessary for us to bear
well in mind the good things He has done for us.
We have got all the fatherly love of God which
creation bears witness to!…” C. O. Rosenius
“..All nature sings, and round me rings the music of
the spheres….” Mary Babcock 1901
We have all the work and defense of the Son so
that no sin is imputed to us and no law or threats
befall us! We have got the Holy Spirit with all His
grace, chastisement and solace in our Hearts! Or
maybe is it a small thing to have only God? Only
God His friendship and His kingdom?..”continued
from above C.O. Rosenius “May thy rich grace
impart strength to my fainting heart, My zeal inspire;
As thou has died for me, O may my love to Thee Pure
warm and change-less be, A living fire.” Ray Palmer

The Old Year is soon to be gone, and the New Year is
soon to begin. Let us end the year with prayer and
begin the new year with the same.”

Oh Lord we thank you for all your grace, loving kindness
and tender mercies, for this life, all that we need and
more. Thank you for salvation so rich and free coming
to us without any merit or worthiness in us. coming to
us by Grace only, Faith only, Scripture only, Christ only,
by the Holy Ghost only.

For all the work of Jesus. Reconciliation, propitiation,
atonement, mediation, intercession. For us you sent Him
and freely he came, All the way from heaven to earth and
back again.

Oh Lord make us humble, keep us from presumption
and pride, Keep us from despair and unbelief.

Forgive all our sins of last year, of thy love and grace
cause there to be less sin next year. Fill us anew with the
Holy Spirit, strengthen us to walk faithfully in thy word so
not to bring shame to thy great Name.

Cause our hearts to burn with fervent love for one
another, and for the unsaved that we would freely share
the Gospel message of repentance and forgiveness of sins
where we live and wherever we travel. Amen

Happy and blessed New Year!

Posted on 30 Dec 2011 


Jeremiah 15:16
“…and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my
heart; for I am called by thy name O Lord God of hosts.”

As Christians in the age we live in let us remember “..the joy
of the Lord is our strength. Though sorrow and trails are part
of life this side of heaven. We are to be a joyful children. Why?
We are the redeemed of the Lord. United to Christ by faith.
A 1800’s English preacher has written it better than I can.

“The religion of Christ is the religion of Joy. Christ came to take
away our sins, to roll of our curse, to unbind our chains, to open
our prison house, to cancel our debt; in a word, to give us the
oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of
heaviness. Is not this joy? Where can we find a joy so real, so
deep, so pure, so lasting? There is every element of joy- deep,
ecstatic, satisfying, sanctifying joy- in the gospel of Christ. The
believer in Jesus is essentially a happy man. The child of God is,
from necessity, a joyful man. His sins are forgiven, his soul is
justified, his person is adopted, his trials are blessings, his con-
filicts are victories, his death is immortality, his future is a heaven
of inconceivable, un thought-of, untold, and endless blessedness.
With such a God, such a savior, and such a hope, is he not, ought
he not, to be a joyful man?” Octaviius Winslow

The answer is Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! Let Apostle Pauls words speak to
us in 2012 Let His joy be fulfilled in our hearts. “Rejoice in the
Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” Let us praise and thank
Jesus for the joy he has given us.

Posted on 08 Jan 2012


Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

James 1:2 “My brethern, count it all joy when when you fall into divers temptations” (various trials)

Number your blessings not your crosses:
Number your gains not your losses.
Number your joys not your woes:
Number your friends not your foes.
Number your smiles not your tears;
Number your courage not your fears.

” With numberless blessings each moment He crowns, And,
filled with His fullness devine, I sing in my rapture, Oh,
glory to God for such a Redeemer as mine!”
Fanny J Crosby 1820-1915

” Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is
at hand. Be careful for nothing but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be
made known unto God. And the peace of God , which
passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and
minds through Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:4-7
Thanksgiving Blessings

Posted on 24 Nov 2011

The Fulfilling of God’s Plan and Promise

For the gifts and calling o God are without repentance
Romans 11:29

What a mighty consolation do theses words contain!
The main thought of the text is; God cannot repent
or revoke a grace and election He has givin before.
Now we have a very early calling and election as the
foundation for our hope of salvation. we have got some
dear and most great promises. “For the gifts and calling
of God are without repentance” ” He has chosen us in
Christ before the foundation of the world” Eph 1:4
This counsel of salvation of God must be quite
settled. It must br quite independant of us. Because
God made his decision so early, that no man could
contribute to it. It happened “before the foundation
of the world”

No day had come yet. There was not yet any sun or
moon. In the free counsel of His own eternal Being,
the Lord God thought of creating the world and of
creating mankind on earth in His own image to be
children and heirs of all His gifts. A mankind that
would be able to see and rejoice at all His works and
perfectnesses. And in order that we should learn to
know also His devine righteousness and mercy, He
also decided to put us to the test. He forsaw that we
would be beguiled by the envy and cunning of the
fallen angel and fall and become depraved. Then
God decided on this counsel of salvation: He would
give us His own Son to be our mediator. He would
decend on eath, put on our flesh and assume our
cause. He would undertake to fulfill the law and
to undergo the punishment in our stead. Everyone
that is in distress because of his sins and flees to
Him sticks to Him only in faith, will not perish,
but have eternal life. C.O. Rosenius

The love of God which is greater far than tongue
or pen could ever tell, by grace was coming down
to man. “But when the fulness of the time was come,
God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made
under the law,To redeem them that were under the
law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the
Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”
Galaitians 4:4-6

Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus
Paridise was lost now God is going to restore again
His beautifull garden Eden for His lost ones, the way
to the tree if Life is open. Even now this Christmas
season The Good Shepard is seeking his lost ones
out on the mountians rough, on the stormy sea of
sin and unbelief, can you not here his voice calling
“Come uto me all you labor and are heavy laden and
I will give you rest, come and learn of me for I am meek
and lowly at heart and you shall find rest for your souls.

Merry Christmas

Posted on 06 Dec 2011
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