Psalm 50 Part Two

Psalm 50 Part Two

Psalm 50; 7-15  Psalm50:8–13, Psalm 40:6 

  50:9–13 states I will not accept a bull from your household or male goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is Mine,

The cattle on a thousand hills is Mine. I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and everything in it is Mine. Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?

 Believer Commentary wrote;  They had been faithful in bringing their burnt offerings. But, the trouble was that they thought these rituals completely discharged their obligations to Jehovah. They were like girls who treat their mother indifferently throughout the year, then smother her with chocolates on her birthday! Or like sons who never thank their father for all he does for them, then give him a gift tie on Father’s Day!  So Jehovah protests that while they had loaded His altar with sacrificial animals, they had treated Him personally with cold neglect.  

 NKJV Study Bible wrote, The sacrifices were commanded by God in Leviticus, but the people had difficulty keeping a godly perspective on the nature of sacrifices. Every beast of the forest: The people were not doing God a favor by bringing their animals, for everything belonged to Him anyway. He knows every bird and beast.

For example in Isaiah, 1:14 it “I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them. Yet, God instituted them found in   Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23; Num. 10:10; 28:11—29:40; Deut. 16:1–17).

John MacArthur wrote will not take a bull from your house. God refuses mere ritual; it is an abomination to Him. He, unlike the pagan deities, needs nothing; He created everything and owns everything.

For example, while one person would jump up and down yet another person would be on the ground laughing like  henna  making strange noises, while another is speaking in tongues. While another person is lifting their hands Yet another person is sitting like a bump on log being quite as a mouse. Who is actually honouring God? They all believe they are worshipping and pleasing Him. The better question is God pleased and is it honouring him what doing? 

The Westminster confession of faith and catechisms; Q. 1. What is the chief and highest end of man?

Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever. Note it does not say how to glorify to God, and fully to enjoy him forever. It not the style it’s the intent behind it

 Psalm 50:14–15 states Sacrifice a thank giving offering to God, and pay your vows to the Most High.  Call on Me in a day of trouble will rescue you, and you will honor Me.”

Thanksgiving when last time you thank God for sending His one only Son to take your place instead complaining how you should worship God you should thanking Him for sending His one  only Son who purchases your sins on the cross. Believer Bible Commentary wrote No gift can ever take the place of simple gratitude.

 Vows; In Matthew 5:37 Jesus stated let yes be yes and your no be no Anything more than this is from the evil one. In James 5:12 it states do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your “yes” must be “yes,” and your “no” must be “no,” so that you won’t fall under judgment. When you agreed do something your honour that agreement if do not God will hold you accountable?

For example in 1 Samuel, 18:3 Johathan made a covenant  with David. He also swore to father Saul that he would not wipe out his name from his family.” 1 Samuel 24; 21-22 . Both Saul and Jonathan were kill in battle  1 Samuel 31:2,6 Now that Saul and Jonathan were dead, and David was king; it would have been easy for David to forget his commitment. But, David not only remembered his commitment to Saul; he went far beyond it. 

  David asked, “Is anyone left from the royal house of Saul? If there is, I want to be kind to him because of Jonathan.” 2 Samuel 9:1 Jonathan had son named Mephibosheth who was a cripple in both feet  2 Samuel 4:4 who live land of Lo debar meaning waste land or desolation or land of nothing 

Than David sent one his servant brought Mephibosheth back to king palace. Fearing for his life bow down before the king uttered these words, ” I am your servant

 Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!”  2 Samuel 9:3-7

 Moral of the story is let your yes be yes and no be no alway honour your promises. Mephibosheth had nothing ofter the king since he was a cripple in both feet 2 Samuel 4:4

King David was Type of Christ showing kindness to Mephibosheth  as Christ shows kindness by redeeming mankind  

David servant Ziba. Is type of the Holly Spirit sending forth good news to Mephibosheth as the Holy Spirit reminds us of Jesus atoning of works

Mephibosheth was the type of sinner who is hopeless  ensnares   resulting from his physical disabilities as mankind is helpless entangled resulting from the curse of sin. We all born with a disabilities called sin. Our hearts are imperfect. Our souls and spirits are imperfect. Our minds are imperfect. Jeremiah wrote,” The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable—who can understand it?

 Mephibosheth did not earn the King’s favor. David did not bless Mephibosheth because of anything he had done. These blessings were freely given to him as a gift. And they were a gift that he could never repay.

Chuck Swindoll wrote Grace is “extending special favor to someone who doesn’t deserve it who hasn’t earned it, and can never repay it…Grace is a demonstration of love that is undeserved, unearned, and unrepayable. 

Similar to person was redeemed from their sins they did not deserve it nor earns it and could not never pay it back it was a gift from God The covenant that God made with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden Genesis 3;15,21  was fulfilled through Jesus Christ  God graciously converts the depraved woman’s affections from Satan to Himself{Jesus}.

Take My Life and Let It Be written by Frances R. Havergal,  Take my life and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in endless praise. Take my hands and let them move At the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee. Take my voice and let me sing, Always, only for my King. Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from Thee. Take my siver and my gold, Not a mite would I withhold. Take my intellect and use Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose. Take my will and make it Thine, It shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is Thine own, It shall be Thy royal throne. Take my love, my Lord, I pour At Thy feet its treasure store. Take myself and I will be Ever, only, all for Thee.



Reflections on Psalm 50

Asaph meaning collector was a gatekeeper from the line Korah one of David’s worship leaders (see Ps. 39 introduction and 1 Chron. 15:17ff.; 16:4ff. A group of eleven psalms attributed to Asaph is found in 73–83.
Psalm 50; 1-6 ;In 50:1 Yahweh,YHWH, or Jehovah. JHVH or LORD meaning “I AM WHO I AM meaning self existence and eternality; who is/will be Or I AM BECAUSE I AM, or I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE in Exodus 3;14-15 it states, “, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation. God of the past, present and future He always existed. the word – LORD – appears 7830 times throughout the Bible
Eight times Jesus utter the words I AM; I AM the Bread of Life John 6:35, 41, 48,51, I AM the Light of the World John 8:12 I AM the Door of the Sheep, John 10:7,9, I AM the Good Shepherd John 10:11,14, I AM the Resurrection and the Life John 11:25, I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life John 14:6, I AM the True Vine John 15:1,5, andI Am The Messiah John 4;26
John MacArthur wrote, “ The “He” in this translation is not in the original Gr. for Jesus lit. said “I who speak to you am.” The usage of “I am” is reminiscent of 8:58 Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am. MacArthur also wrote,”Here Jesus declared Himself to be Yahweh, i.e., the Lord of the OT. Basic to the expression are such passages as Ex. 3:14; Deut. 32:39; Is. 41:4; 43:10 where God declared Himself to be the eternally pre-existent God who revealed Himself in the OT to the Jews. See also notes on vv. 24, 28.
The God of gods means Mighty God . El, God, or Elohim meaning three names of God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Elohim is the Hebrew meaning plural in form but singular in meaning. The singular form of Elohim is probably Eloah. im suffix in Hebrew indicates the plural form. NKJV wrote,” Even though the word for God is plural, the verb for created is singular For example in Genesis 1;1 In the beginning God Elohim created the heavens and the earth. It is one of the most common names for God in the Old Testament, starting in the very first verse: “In the beginning [Elohim] created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The name Elohim occurs over 2,500 times in the Tanakh meaning Hebrew Bible. At Jesus’ baptism we have all three Persons of Elohim present: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16–17).
When Jesus cried out from the cross, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (Mark 15:34), He addressed the Father with a form of Elohim, Eloi. Mark translates Jesus’ statement for us: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
What about Trinitarianism? Does the fact that Elohim is plural suggest the triune nature of God? It is best to understand the word construction as a plural of majesty; that is, writing “Elohim” is a stylistic way of emphasizing greatness, power, and prestige. With that said, and in light of the overall teaching of the Bible, the plural form of Elohim certainly allows for the further revelation of God’s triune nature; the Old Testament hints at the Trinity in order to prepare people for the Messiah who would be much more than a human prophet. When Jesus appeared, He more fully revealed mysteries hinted at in the Old Testament. At Jesus’ baptism we have all three Persons of Elohim present: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16–17).
50:1 Summons the earth from east to west declaring he is God appears in radiance. 50:2, 3 That He is coming; He will not be silent! He coming to Judge His people. Ps. 51:4. As Scripture declares,” So You are right when You pass sentence; You are blameless when You judge. The heaven will declare His Righteousness His Justice will fair and right who able stand up against Him
As Job declared when God appear before Him, Job 40:3–5 “Therefore I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes. I am so insignificant. How can I answer You? I place my hand over my mouth. 5 I have spoken once, and I will not reply; twice, but now I can add nothing.” Meaning Job declared himself guilty. He should not have insisted on his own understanding. He should not have thought God unjust.
On Aug, 08 1976 I accept the Jesus as my Savour and Lord in condensed version. My testimony I wrote Birdie gave several verses Psalm 32; 1- 3 & 1 John 1; 8 – 9 later on she tack on Psalm 51 Our session came to a close & was glad and left.
However did read until Psalm 51 verse 4 where stated, Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge. I closed the Bible,
There were still two forces working within me that day? One accusing of being one evil SOB and in which I was guilty as charged. I violated God’s moral law I hated all Christian’s bottom line I hated God I was without excuse. To me religion and God, I was not interested it.
The God terrified me when my brother suddenly died in car crash was convicting of my immoral behavior. The God terrified me was within his rights to pronounce judgement me.
At the time, It appeared that I was without hope I closed the Bible yet this still gnawed me. I had many thoughts operating within my thoughts as earlier stated two forces were working within me. One was the encourager the. Other was the accuser. It felt as though I was in wrestling match.
One of the thoughts that pop into my head & it was clear as a bell. Our next door neighbor allows our family use their cottage for a week at Lake Muskogee. My youngest brother & I was bouncing on diving board on the dock & he fell into the lake & would’ve drowned, if wasn’t for my sister Marcia who was on the dock at the time she jump in & held him until someone pulled him of the lake. At the time, I was paralyzed with fear & thought I pushed him in the lake, & this tormented me for many years.
Instantaneously another concept pop in my brain.
When roughly seven-year old I remember being on the lower diving board at Macklin pool ready to jump into 10 feet of water & was apprehensively generally more like cold feet nonetheless in the pool was my sister Marcia who was encouraging me to jump in which I finality did. What I needed to do is trust in the spirit of faith in which it was encouraging me to leap into the unknown.
Even thou I did not fully understand it. The only thing I knew was some guy name Jesus died on a cross for all the wrongs things we did. A story told by my mother throughout my childhood years.
Around a kitchen table at Christian retreat Center called L’Abri in front of several witness. I simply asked for Jesus to forgive me & thank him. I felt a huge that burden was lifted from me & felt free indeed. All the things that hung around & haunted me instantaneously vanish.
God heard my prayer. God also heard another prayer that day my mother and sister Marcia prayer her foolish rebellious son and brother are now believer. As scripture says in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents.

More Prophecies On Jesus Christ

More Prophecies On Jesus Christ


  1. His preexistence: Micah 5:2; John 1:1,14
  2. Born of the seed of a woman :Genesis 3:15; Matthew 1:18
  3. Of the seed of Abraham; Genesis 12:3: Matthew 1:1-16
  4. All nations blessed by Abraham’s seed: Genesis 12;3   Matthew 8:5,10
  5. God would provide Himself a Lamb as an offering   Genesis 22:8 John1:29

His Preexistence

 Micah 5:2; John 1:1,14

In John 8;56 Jesus uttered these words to Jewish people that Abraham overjoyed that saw Him and rejoice. Where in John 1:1,14 ;it states In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. For example the phase in the beginning referring to of the time-space-material universe. was before creation existed Jesus existed and was God. Where in Micah 5:2; it states” His family {Jesus} line goes back to the early years of your nation.It goes all the way back to days of long ago, meaning eternal God’s incarnation in the person of Jesus Christ. Indicating he will reign forever

In John 1;14 Jesus began flesh and dwelled among us meaning to tabernacle,” or “live in a tent.” He took to Himself a full and genuine human nature. Where He was fully Man and fully God or ancient creed begotten, “not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.”

 Born Of A Seed Of A Woman 


Genesis 3:15; Matthew 1:18

Before  God put curse on Adam and Eve God turn to the snake and said  I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel. Meaning The offspring of the woman would eventually crush the serpent’s head, a promise fulfilled in Christ’s victory over Satan—a victory in which all believers will share Ro 16:20 .It only Christ that is powerful enough overcome Satan. Since God is holy and hates he needed deal with sin he needed send Himself to take punishment in which we richly deserved.

Roughly 4,000 years later a virgin  Mary found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit and gave birth to a Son. His name will be Jesus meaning to rescue or to deliver or salvation. Reformed Bible Study wrote. “1:21 Jesus. The Greek equivalent of “Joshua,” meaning “Yahweh is salvation,” or “Yahweh saves.” Often, in names only the first syllable of God’s name is used (e.g., Elijah; Isaiah; Joshua). Matthew Henry wrote,” Christ is our Joshua; both the Captain of our salvation, and the High Priest of our profession, and, in both, our Saviour.”

Of The Seed Of Abraham

 Genesis 12:3: Matthew 1:1-16

Abram meaning exalted father was asks to leave his father household in Hebrran and God made.a promise out of his loins there will be a great nation, and be will  as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. He will possess the gates of their enemies. and and his name would be great among the nations. All the nations will be blessed. Than God changed his named to Abraham meaning many father of many nations. Genesis 12:3: I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.  

Prior to Jacob death he utter these words to Judah his son,”The scepter will not depart from Judah or the staff from between his feet until He whose right it is comes and the obedience of the peoples belongs to Him.” Roughly 1,000 after Jacob prediction a shepherd boy name David from tribe Judah was anointed as king of Israel     

Later God revealed to Nathan the following to King David, “I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and qI will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. Prior to King David death he appointed Solomon king as he promise to Bathsheba found in 1 King 1;29-30  

Approximately 1,000 year Nathan predication Jesus was born Bethlehem. Where the Holy Spirit impregnate Mary who from the line of King David found Luke 3; 23-38. In the line Nathan third son Bathsheba or brother Solomon  

Since Joseph was in the royal line found in Matthew 1:1-16 found in verse six establishing Jesus as king.

  Believer Bible Commentary wrote,”If Jesus had been the real son of Joseph, He would have come under this curse. Yet He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David. The problem was solved by the miracle of the virgin birth: Jesus was the legal heir to the throne through Joseph.”

In Genesis 3:15 God declared to Satan I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. Reformed Bible Study wrote, “Mary fulfills Is. 7:14 (v. 23), and the even more important promise of Gen. 3:15 (Gal. 4:4“. Furthermore, it stated concerning important role women played in the family tree of Christ.  “Tamar (v. 3) reminds us of Judah’s failures (Gen. 38:6–30); Rahab (v. 5) was a harlot (Josh. 2); Ruth was a Moabite (Ruth 1:4) and thus subject to a special curse (Deut. 23:3–5); Uriah’s wife Bathsheba (v. 6) was David’s downfall (2 Sam. 11).  

Believer Bible Study wrote, “This “Seed” is Jesus Christ who provides salvation for all peoples Gal. 3:16. A major characteristic of the covenant is that it is unconditional. Generations of Abram’s descendants from time to time would default and fail, but ultimately Yahweh was committed to achieving these goals.”

Where Jesus had to be very God and very man meaning fully God and fully man. To accomplished the atoning work and purchased mankind sins and to be king forever predicted by Nathan the prophet. 


All Nations Blessed By Abraham’s Seed

Genesis 12;3   Matthew 8:5,10 Gal. 3:8)


Genesis 12;3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:3—The phase“In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Reformed Bible Study wrote,”Many are to receive God’s blessing through the Seed of Abraham (18:18; Gal. 3:8; Rev. 7:9, 10).”

In Judea line there were Gentiles for example Tamar 

Genesis 38;6-10   Josh. 2 and Ruth Moabite found in Ruth 1:4 

In Genesis 17;5 God changed Abram name to Abraham meaning father of nations Where the Abrahamic Convent cover both the Jewish people and Gentle people found in Genesis 22;18   In John 10;16 Jesus declared. “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” Furthermore declares to His discples in. Acts 1;8 and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 Salvation has always, in every age, been by faith found in Galations 3:7 v. 29 . Therefore those who believe in the atoning Christ are sons of Abraham. John MacArthur Study wrote,” Believing Jews and Gentiles are the true spiritual children of Abraham because they follow his example of faith.” And was with reference to Paul’s Gentile listeners—Abram’s spiritual descendants.

As scriptures declares, Abraham was emphasis-added circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while still uncircumcised. This was to make him the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, so that righteousness may be credited to them also. 


The faith of centurion found in Matthew 8:5,10  and 

Luke 7;1-10 

 Or the Cannite women found in Matthew 15;21-28 21- 

Reflection On Psalm 40; 11-15


Some think that Psalm 40 is a Messianic Psalm in 40:12 indicating both the psalmist and those around him were effected by sin one wanted to destroy the Psalmist while David   trusted in God that his sins were atoned for through sacrifice of animals found Levities 23;5-8 and Levites ; 16  Reformed Bible Study 40:12 evils… iniquities. The psalmist identifies the source of his troubles as both external (enemies seeking to thwart him) and internal (his own sin). In Psalm51;3 For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me.

  In 40:9  I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed also Psalm;51;13  Then I will teach the rebellious Your ways, and sinners will return to You.

 Reformed Bible Study; Psalm; 51; 13    I will teach transgressors your ways. If forgiven, the psalmist promises to use his life to help others find forgiveness. KVJ Study Bible; David calls sinners to salvation in this verse. He vows that he will use his experience of God’s grace as a renewed motivation to bring others into the knowledge of the love and mercy of God. Lastly, part of teaching the gospel is knowing the gospel or pastor I preached the gospel to myself. Apostle Paul wrote, For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

However, in verse 40:6 You do not delight in sacrifice and offering; You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering. Or in  Psalm 51; 16-17; You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; You are not pleased with a burnt offering. 17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart. 

 Believer Commentary believes that Ps 40:6–8 identify this as a Psalm of the Messiah; the words are applied to the Lord Jesus in Hebrews 10:5–7. For example,” The well-known words “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire ” (vv.40:6–8 )  He was saying, in effect that although God had instituted sacrifice and offering for the nation of Israel, they never represented His ultimate intention. They were designed as types and shadows of something better to come. Concerning 40:6–8  Matthew Henry also uses Hebrew 10:5–7   along with KJV commentary John MacArthur Study Bible wrote these word 40:6–8 The author of Hebrews dramatically applies these verses to the Greater David (10:5–7).


Personal Observant 

God declared these word about servant David he was a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want he to do.’ Chris Kale author of American Sniper wrote, People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. But, I have to tell you: it’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever.  

Oskar Schindler businessman who operates a business in a Polish  prison camp and saw how the SS were treating the Jewish people and decided use his money earn, and purchased 1,200 Jews from this awful place when they were out of harm way he utter these words to a friend Itzhak Stern “I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don’t know. If I’d just…I could have got more. If I’d made more money…I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I’d just I didn’t do enough! This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people. This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person.  Oskar Schindler: I could have gotten one more person… and I didn’t!”

God declared these word about servant David he was a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

Bottom line Kaye I pray for the lost because my heart anguish for them because they are on the wrong path secondly, God commended me pray for them.

 Many Psalms that were written spoke about a future King. Friend  ro the poor, Ps. 72:2-4,12-14, Eternal convent in David line, Ps. 89:28-33, 132; 11-12, exalted by God Ps, 2; 6 -9, 21; 1-13, established world rule Ps. 2; 8,110; 5-6 everlasting life Ps. 21; 4, 45; 6, and died cruel a death Psalm 22; 14,17, the crowd mock at the cross Psalm 22, 11-13, the romans divide his garment, ps. 22; 18

I do not think that Psalm 40 is a Messianic Psalm; however, it great Psalm My brother Peter uses Psalm 40 in recent CD World Without End  Disk two track eight Check out great picking on this piece.

A Tribute to Billy Graham

Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was raised on a family dairy, and was raised in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by his parents and was of Scots-Irish descent. He became a follower of Christ at the age sixteen in 1934 at a revival meetings in Charlotte. He known as American evangelical Christian evangelist and ordained as a Southern Baptist minister.
Billy attended Bob Jones College located in Cleveland, Tennessee. At the time, he was heavily influenced and inspired by Pastor Charley Young from Eastport Bible Church. He was almost expelled, but Bob Jones Sr. warned him not to throw his life away: “At best, all you could amount to would to be a poor country Baptist preacher somewhere out in the sticks. In 1937 Graham transferred to the Florida Bible Institute in Temple Terrace, Florida, near Tampa. He preached his first sermon that year at Bostwick Baptist Church near Palatka, Florida, while still a student. He had a felt strong yearning by God to preach the Gospel and be Evangelist.
In 1939, Graham was ordained by a group of Southern Baptist clergymen at Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka, Florida. In 1943, Graham graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois with a degree in anthropology.
While attending Wheaton College he had accepted the Bible as infallible word of God, and became pastor of the United Gospel Tabernacle also had other preaching engagements. He also served briefly First Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois. After few failed attempts radio ministry.
One night in 1938; however, while taking one of many nighttime walks around the golf course, Billy got down on his knees at the edge of one of the greens, prostrated himself before the Lord, and prayed, “O God, if You want me to serve You, I will.”
In 1947, at age 30, he was hired as president of Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis – at the time, the youngest person to serve as a sitting president of any U.S. college or university. [citation needed] Graham served as the president from 1948 to 1952.
He intended to become a chaplain in the armed forces, however contracted the mumps while recuperating he hired as full-time evangelist of the new Youth for Christ along with Charles Templeton.
In 1949 in Los Angeles, he erected circus tents in a parking lot where he became a national figure with heavy coverage from the wire services and national magazines and the rest history.
The message he brought was simple one Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and there was only two roads one was the road to hell the other was through Jesus Christ would lead. Billy felt he selling the greatest product in the world; “why shouldn’t it be promoted as well as soap.”
His message was preached to the great and small alike
Both the Protestant and the Catholic love him respected him
Billy Graham reached more than 210 million ever nation, tribe, people, and language preaching the gospel. He stated. “Racial or ethnic prejudice is a sin in the eyes of God, and no Christian should allow his or her heart to be filled with prejudice. God created [each race] and gave them their unique identity. God wants us to learn to accept each other and love each other.” As scripture declares
Furthermore states,” I would not call myself today a fundamentalist. I have changed. I fellowship with all groups who claim to know God. I have warmed friends among Jewish leaders and Catholic leaders and the various Protestant denominations that in the earlier years of my ministry, I thought I was a heretic or something if I went out of my way to greet them.”
As Scripture declares, “God who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings…” 
In 1988 from December one until four Billy Graham team had a Crusade Copps Coliseum roughly 100,00 people came
During that time I work three part time working at St Cuberts, Our Lady Lourdes as custodian and my brother Peter watering plants it low point in my life where God was stripping away some of my bad habits yet also reminding Jesus still loves me and purchases my sins. CS Lewis wrote,” We can ignore even pleasure. But, pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” Or I suggest to you that it is because God loves us that he gives us the gift of suffering. Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world. You see, we are like blocks of stone out of which the Sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us so much are what make us perfect.”
While working at Our Lady Lourdes several women who attended the church spoke highly of Dr Billy Graham and plan to attend the rally while others volunteer their services at rally. My sister in law who is a devout Catholic also spoke highly of him as well.
What in impress me was how many churches and local Christian organizations such as Navigator and One Hundred Huntley Street work along side Billy Graham team make this work.
The staffs spend a whole year training in area of counselling, security, and sing in the Choir another six months in follow ups they relied on the local churches to equip the saints. Much of the work did was behind the scene. At one, meeting made clear that needed million dollars for operating expensive And they did want to be in debt when leaving Hamilton. Much what learned help me further down the road such as prayer partner, memorizing scriptures underling scripture passage and circling words in the Bible.
In early 2000 with interview with Larry King and, Robert Schuller Billy appeared to have soften his view on the atoning work of Christ and seems to embrace universalism theology. When his son Franklin was concern and address this matter to his father, he assured him that Jesus is still the way only way to heaven and no other way he also repented. CS Lewis wrote, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
Lastly Billy Graham stated,” I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.’
The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man. Donald J Trump
Billy Graham was a humble servant who prayed for so many – and who, with wisdom and grace, gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans. Barack Obama
George W. Bush stated “He has no political agenda. He has an agenda of the Lord.” In his book Decision Points.wrote. helped him overcome his struggle with alcoholism and helped him give up drinking in 1985 long before he took the oval office. :
Laura Bush stated, ” A great man, a humble servant, and a shepherd to millions has passed on. Billy Graham was a consequential leader. He had a powerful, captivating presence and a keen mind. He was full of kindness and grace. His love for Christ and his gentle soul helped open hearts to the Word, including mine \

Psalm 22 Messianic Prophecies On Jesus Christ


In the Old Testament, there was over three hundred prophecies that were fulfilled that centered around one person Jesus Christ. According to Grand Jeffrey in the book called Armageddon: Appointment With Destiny. The odds anyone fulfilling five prophecies centre around Christ would been 120,00 to 1 for one person to do this. It would like throwing a diamond ring in the middle of Atlantic Ocean and casting fishing line in the ocean, and retrieving the diamond back in one shot. Never mind the over 300 prophesy on first and second coming written in the Old Testament about Him.
In Psalm, twenty-two there were seventeen prophecies about Jesus the birth of Christ found in Psa. 22:9 fifteen prophecies on His death and His resurrection in Psa 22:22. The Psalm was written by King David. NIV Student Bible Study Note wrote; Psalm 22 also helped The New Testament writers to see Jesus’ life as a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. Jews had expected a Warrior-Messiah, a son of David who, like David, would lead his people to victory through battle. In Psalm 22 they saw that David had left another legacy: victory through Jesus.
Psa. 22:9-11 You took me from the womb, making me secure while at my mother’s breast. 10 I was given over to You at birth; You have been my God from my mother’s womb. Born the Saviour Luke. 2:7
It was the Father that preserved Jesus when He was born in Bethlehem and protected throughout childhood when became man. While on the Cross Jesus needed to trust His Father when He will abandon by Him. Believer Commentary wrote,” On the basis of this past relationship of love Christ now appeals to God to draw near in this hour of His crushing, solitary trial.”
Jesus by taking on human flesh He provided redemption for mankind. This is the ultimate purpose of the incarnation: Jesus came to earth to die. By dying, He was able to conquer death in His resurrection. Hence, power of darkness and curse was broken.
Psa. 22:7 Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneer and shake their heads: In Mt. 27:39 Those who passed by were yelling insults at Him, shaking their heads verse forty it states ,” The One who would demolish the sanctuary and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross!” Since Jesus was God it would been very easy for a Him display His power come down from the cross; however, that was not Jesus mission His mission was to redeem mankind from their sins and bridged the gap between mankind and His Father. To save Himself would have meant the loss of the entire world. Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “The cross reveals God’s love; it also reveals man’s depravity.” William Booth said, “They claimed they would have believed if He had come down; we believe because He stayed up.” The chief priests, along with the scribes, and elders mocked Him as well. Jesus stated would rebuild the temple three days. His prediction was fulfilled when He arose from the Grave. Psa. 22:8 “He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him” Mt. 27:43 Jesus was obeying His Father As scripture declares, “He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death even to death on a cross.
Psa. 22:2 My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest. Mt.27:45 Now from the sixth-hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
Prior the darkness over all the land Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane was betrayed by a friend by a kiss, denied by another all His other friends forsook Him when needed them. Question by high priest at night took to the Sanhedrin for further questioning, mocked a king, was condemned to death by the Sanhedrin at dawn. Whipped and beaten by guard prior to his execution. Mocked by crowd, leaders and two thieves. While many martyred saints endured more physical suffering than Christs did. Ain’t seen nothing yet when darkness fell over the land. Believer Bible Commentary It was during that time that He bore the indescribable curse of our sins. In those three hours were compressed the hell which we deserved, the wrath of God against all our transgressions.
R.C Sproul Jesus suffered so deeply because the extent of evil in the world is so vast. Every consequence of every sin of each one of His people was placed on Him. To carry this dreadful burden was His vocation. To bear this pain, and disease was His mission. The magnitude of this horror is beyond our understanding. But, He understood it because it was His to bear. All that is involved can never be fully known.”
In Psa. 22:1 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning? Jesus uttered these same words on the cross-found in Matt. 27:46 and Mk. 15:34 where He felt abandoned by His father because all mankind sins and Father wrath fell upon Him resulting from Adam and Eve failure to keep God’s commandment and mankind follow in their footsteps
However the good news is, while Jesus knew no sin He took mankind sin, and if anyone who believes in Him than He replace with His righteousness. As Scripture declares He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him 0.2 Cor. 5:21
Elizabeth Barrett Browning penned these words, “Deserted! God could separate from His own essence rather; And Adam’s sins have swept between the righteous Son and Father: Yea, once, Immanuel’s orphaned cry His universe hath shaken— It went up single, echoless, My God, I am forsaken me! ”
John Calvin Commentary wrote,” it was necessary that he should be placed as a guilty person at the judgment-seat of God. Now, nothing is more dreadful than to feel that God, whose wrath is worse than all deaths, is the Judge.”
As scripture declares, “Christ ransomed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who hangs on a tree.” In short, Jesus took the curse of mankind sins. However, this is the truth and simply works and it’s not abstract theory that scientist hypothesize. You can trust it. The late RC Sproul wrote, “I do not want to drive across a bridge designed by an engineer who believed the numbers in structural stress models are relative truths.”
Jesus died of a broken heart being a man felt the agony, He also felt the physical pain when they pierced His hands and feet on Calgary cross yet was without a taint of sin. The perfect purity of his nature did not extinguish the human affections. When Jesus uttered “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” The physiologic and psychological anguish and the physical sufferings and emotional was excruciating beyond description when His Father forsook Him on the account mankind sins. The Suffering Servant was convinced that He had not been forsaken by God. God’s only turns His back on the sin place upon Jesus.
Psa. 22:31 They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed it also states in John. 19:30 states It is finished was Jesus cry m, “eaning that His Father was satisfied with the payment of sins paid in full due through Jesus Christ. The sacrifice of sheep, goats, and bulls ceased and were no longer required. Than suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom. Meaning heaven is now opened through the royal priesthood of Christ making it possible for all who believe in atoning work Christ would now have access to Father kingdom. As scripture declares,” For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.”
Psa 22:22 states “I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the congregation. Jesus resurrection is declared After Jesus rose from the grave in Jn. 20:17 Jesus declared to Mary stops clinging Him and deliver a message to brothers and sisters NIV Student Bible Note wrote concerning Psalms 22, in verse 22, the poem takes a dramatic turn, switching from grief to jubilation. Somehow, God has saved the sufferer who, in great excitement, tells others about it. He sees more than his own good fortune: He foresees this deliverance spilling over into the whole world. He predicts the story of God’s help told to future generations forever. God will be worshiped by the entire world.
Reformed Bible Study wrote, 22:31 that he has done it. The final victory of salvation is accomplished by Christ John 19:30.” Furthermore, NKJV Bible Study wrote, 22:31 to a people who will be born: The gospel message of the death and resurrection of Jesus will spread not only geographically but also throughout all time. All people will hear the clear message of what God has done. Reformed Bible Study wrote,22:31 that he has done it. The final victory of salvation is accomplished by Christ John 19:30.”
Psa 22:22 His Resurrection was declared After Jesus rose from the grave in Jn. 20:17 Jesus declared to Mary stop clinging Him and delivers a message to her brothers and sisters that He risen from the graves and conquered death, and He wanted to convey the message to His disciples. Later on Holy Spirit would descend upon 120 follower of Christ. They will spread the atoning works of Christ throughout Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The Apostle John wrote,” After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.” Today, roughly 400 millions are follower of Christ and still growing. To those who believe and accept Jesus atoning work are graceful that He stay on the cross did not come down.

A Tribute To RC Sproul

Robert Charles Sproul known as RC died on Thursday afternoon on December 14th 2017 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Study under John Gerstner, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and graduated in 1964 with Master of Divinity. Than pursued a PHD Free University of Amsterdam graduated in 1969. He has taught at many colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and Jackson, Mississippi, and Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale. Along with mentor John Gerstner founded Ligonier Ministries named after the Ligonier Valley just outside Pittsburgh, where the ministry started as a study center for college and seminary students. Moved to its Orlando headquarters in the mid-1980s. Where held conference every year and throughout Canada? Where he taught that God is bigger than we knew, our sin is more deeply rooted than we imagined, and the grace of God in Jesus Christ is overwhelming.”
I attended a conference in 1995 Toronto and in Detroit several years later on The Holiness of God. Also, many of his books and tapes. He shaped my thinking since I was reformed in my thinking. It was through his lectures, and reading his books helped me to understand the holiness of God and Justification by Faith
What I remember most about him was his laugher or his impersonation of Lt Colombo constantly walking while doing his lectures. Dr Well stated he got paid by the mile.
In one his lectures he uses a Latin phase: Simul Iustus et Peccator coin by Martin Luther. Meaning Simultaneously Saint & Sinner a Christian person is righteous and a sinner simultaneously, holy and profane, an enemy of God and a child of God. Late Dr. John Stott wrote, “Who am I? What is myself? The answer is that I am Jekyll and Hyde a mix up kids, having both dignity because I was created had been re-created in the image of God, and depravity because I have fallen and rebellious nature. I am both noble, ignoble beautiful, ugly good, bad, upright, and twisted image and child of God yes sometimes yielding obsequious homage to the devil from whose clutches Christ has rescue me. My true self is what I am by creation which Christ came to redeem, by calling myself what I am I am by the fall, which Christ came destroy.”
RC Sproul wrote, “You are converted not because of your own inherent righteousness, but because God converted you.”
Furthermore he wrote, “The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.”
Before his death. He stated, “There are only two ways of dying. We can die in faith, or we can die in our sins.”
He also stated, “Far from falling asleep, we are awakened to glory in all of its significance. For the believer, death does not have the last word. Death has surrendered to the conquering power of the One who was resurrected as the firstborn of many brethren.”Lastly, he made it clear to the board that “he wanted Ligonier to remain a living and growing ministry after he passed and not just a monument to one man. He wanted Ligonier to continue to speak to contemporary problems.”
Godfrey also outlined ways in which Ligonier plans to move forward, following key decisions by appointing Godfrey, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Steven J. Lawson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Stephen J. Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek W.H. Thomas.
John Macarthur wrote, “Although R. C. didn’t change his opinion on baptism, our friendship was not sabotaged but strengthened by the robust exchange of arguments and rebuttals. That’s precisely how our friendship worked behind the scenes as well.”
John Piper wrote, “I am sure I owe him more than I can even recall. My reverence for the holiness of God and the truth of his word would not be the same without his influence,”” He stayed close to the great doctrines of Scripture and their profound impact on life and ministry and church and missions. These have been the girders from which he has built a coherent, God-centered worldview.”
Lastly, while attending Pittsburgh Theological Seminary he presented the gospel and one liberal professor told him you’re not present religious doctrine in this classroom ever again.
Disturb as he was he went saw mentor Dr. John Gerstner ask him did any wrong Dr Gerstner respond all martyred saints, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards and B.B. Warfield would rejoice along with angels when you presented the gospel He comfort the afflicted and afflicted the comfort
RC fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith Jesus said ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You were faithful over a few things; I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’ He is heaven among saints
The scripture states, ” Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us.”
 Since none of really know what heaven is like due our sinful nature. Imagine Dr Martian Lloyd Jones, Dr. John Stott Dr.S.Lewis Johnson, Dr.Clark Pinnock, George Whitfield, John Westly, John Calvin and James Arminius basking in the glory of heaven due work atoning work of Christ. Men that shape the lives of the saints in the pass and present age. While theirs teaching was flawed; however, they believe and taught and preached Christ in Him crucified, As RC stated I believe 100% was true even thou I know there was blemished my thinking
As scripture states, “For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end. John MacArthur wrote The perfect must be the eternal state, when we in glory see God face to face.
It short it was not Dr Martian Lloyd Jones, Dr S Lewis Johnson, John Calvin, and Dr RC Sproul that did not atone our sins but were mere servants. As scripture delares, “What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, and each has the role the Lord has given. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.” Furthermore it states, “Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul’s name?”
In short RC in heaven on the account of the atoning works of Christ and likely will encounter people that he disagreed with while, however, they will share the same inherence will, basking in the glory of heaven.