It is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience

This is what Hebrews 12:14 says, ‘Follow peace with all men, and HOLINESS, without which no man shall see the Lord.

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. 6 For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience Colossians 3:5-6 (NASB)

In Ephesians 5:1-2 the Apostle Paul gave us exhortation to line up our lives with God’s standard of self-sacrificial love that mimics His own for His beloved Children.

1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2 (NASB) 

He then, in vv3-7, gives us the opposite, which is counterfeit love. This form of fleshly love always results in impurity of life. I find it amazing how I find so many professing…

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West Rim of the Grand Canyon

Reposting this again BECAUSE I just saw a news video on TODAY NEWS that there was a 4th death this year at the Grand Canyon!

God's Enduring Love

This past Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013  I was in Las Vegas and booked a tour to Grand Canyon West.  But because of the partial government shutdown, the Grand Canyon National Parks were not open until this past Saturday, Oct. 12!   It so happens that we lucky tourists could go to the Grand Canyon West.   This section of the Grand Canyon is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe which is independent of the U.S. National Park system and is located on their Indian reservation.

It was SO COLD there, around the very low 50’s; the day was overcast so I didn’t get great photos!  But the place was teeming with busloads of tourists.   Some tourists came unprepared for the cold temperature and bought Indian blankets from the gift shop to wrap themselves in!   The best thing for me was having a cup of hot cocoa with whipped…

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