Paul’s Preaching

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Welcome back! 

Social media is a fickle thing, but I use it for good and not evil, but out of my five or six friends that I know and follow, I have one person I’ve never met, but follow with regularity. He is an AV man and prefers to speak his mind through the word of God praising the Lord Jesus as he goes. 

At the weekend he had more of his own words than normal. He was particularly passionate about Paul’s preaching of the pure gospel.

“He preached it as he received it.” To encourage us to preach the gospel, as Paul was inspired by the Holy Spirit. To encourage us to preach as it is written as in scripture. To tell it as the pure word that has been given to us by grace and should be received as such. 

To compromise God’s pure word, dilutes the powerful grace the Lord provides to those that believe and want to believe. 

-1Corinthians 1:1-4

:1= MOREOVER, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also he have received, and wherein ye stand;

:2= By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 

:3= For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures: 

:4= And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Galatians 1:10

:10= For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

1Thessalonians 2:4

:4= But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. 

(In other ) Psalms 118:8 

:8= It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. 

Romans 5:6 

:6= For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 

Psalms 51:12 

:12= Resore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 

Matthew 24:35 (and Jesus speaks) 

:35= Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 

2 Corinthians 9:15

:15= Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 

Psalms 27:1
THE LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

As it is written

May the Lord bless our efforts today! 

Xx Val


on-Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee writes, the Bible reveals


Who is the Watchman?

Harper Lee Published ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, then 50 years later, she published ‘Go Set a Watchman’.

I revisited To Kill a Mockingbird on it’s 50th anniversary, then Go Set a Watchman came out and I gobbled that up as well…so, who is the watchman?

These in Isaiah, are prophetic verses.

Isaiah 21:4= My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

21:5= Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the sheild. 21:6= For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.

(So that sets the scene and tone, giving us a little context)

21:7= And he saw a chariot with a couple of horseman, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:

21:11=… ,Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

(But who is the watchman?)

Malachi 4:2=But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; …

2 Kings 9:19= Then he sent out a second on horseback,which came to them, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu answered, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me.

9:20= And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: …

Ezekiel 3:17= Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at thy mouth, and give, and the people be not warned; them warning from me.

33:6= But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet and the people be not warned; if the sword come come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

33:7= So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.


Every blessing,

Xx Val

Good Friday…

Why Good Friday?

I always thought of Good Friday as being the most emotionally exhausting of the services.

In scripture it takes you there, we must never profess what it was that Jesus went through, only to be aware and know why he did it.

Because He won’t be doing it again!

Matthew 28:5-6

:5 And the angel answered and said unto the woman, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come see the place where the Lord lay.

(That must have been quite the event to try and process!)

1 John 3:16= Hereby perceive the word of God, because he laid down his life for us:

Romans 5:8= But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:36= He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that beleiveth not on the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Hebrews 10:11-12, 18-19= And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

:12= But ‘this man’, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;

:18= Now where ‘remission of these is, there is no more’ offering for sin.

:19= Having therefore, bretheren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

Revelation 21:6= And he said unto me, It is done.


Every blessing,

Xx Val

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The Second Coming-Burning Battle

This week, in our Bible study group, we discussed the events in the book of Joel 2:1-12. Armageddon around Israel, where Christ blazes through into a place called the Hebrew tongue. (ref: Rev.16:16)

=Joel 2:1-BLOW ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

=Joel 2:2-A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be anymore after it, even to the years of many generations.

Amos 5:18-Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of he LORD is darkness, and not light.

Zephaniah 2:15-That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

=Joel 2:3-A fire devoureth before them;and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them , and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. 

=Joel 2:4- The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horseman, so they shall run.

=Joel 2:5- Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

=Joel 2:6-Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. 

=Joel 2:7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

=Joel 2:8- Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 

=Joel 2:9- They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

=Joel 2:10-The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Psalm 18:7- Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. 

Isaiah 13:10- For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

=Joel 2:11- And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? 

=Joel 2:12- Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me  with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping,and with mourning. 

Hosea 12:6- Therefore turn to thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgement, and wait on thy God continually.

1 Thessalonians 4:16- For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch angel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1 Thessalonians 5:23- And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved and blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

   I recall a Disney animated piece of classical music in Fantasia 2000, called Fire bird Suit. It showed a little character spreading her arms wide and flying to and fro over the earth laying behind her bucolic countryside in the sweeping tones of the music. Then the terrible Fire bird belches forth out of a volcano and lays waste to all her efforts.

But when Christ comes back with fire in his eyes, lay waste he will. But this is necessary to enter the New Jerusalem.

Every blessing, XxVal   


Fearing and Loathing. Psalm 139:19-24.

David seems so consumed with his passion for God, when he remembers those that perhaps don’t share his affection, this is his reaction…

=Psalm 139:19-Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

Isaiah 11:4-But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

=Psalm 139:20- For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.

1 Samuel 2:3- Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

=Psalm 139:21- Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

-:22- I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

-:23- Search me, O GOD, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

-:24-And see if there be any wicked way in me in the way everlasting.

(It seems to me, David has a fearing and loathing. He fears the LORD as we all must and he loaths the people that do not fear. He pulls himself up to ask the Lord to substantiate their relationship and to affirm his loyalty.)

Just one final thing, a dear friend of mine, Piera Galvin, has brought out her debut food and nutrition book. ‘God’s Food Heals’.

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You can find this paper back book on Amazon for £9.51 or the Kindle edition for£3.99

Backed up with scripture from the King James Bible and find out how she went from scripture to a new release on life. I watched her go from one Dr. to another dietition, without resolve she was after. It was frightening, frustrating and in the meantime continued to get worse.

She reminded me, Proverbs 30:5-Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Every Blessing,

Xx Val


Hide and Seek, Psalm 139:8-17 — Searching in the AV Bible or KJV.

A continuation of last post. I feel David is overwhelmed with so much in this Psalm. It is the joy that he describes in acknowledging that what ever he does, wherever he goes, he is-because of God. =Psalm 139:8-If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art […]

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Let Them Howl: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage—An exhibition in Ottawa and Winnipeg

As a Canadian living and working in the UK, I have heard ample of the Suffragettes in Britain. It is refreshing and a great opportunity to share this with my feminist daughter.

Library and Archives Canada Blog

The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of women first winning the right to vote in Canada. On January 28—the date that Manitoba became the first province to pass women’s voting rights into law—Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, will officially launch an outdoor exhibition titled Let Them Howl: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage.

The exhibition will feature reproduction portraits of some of the women who fought for equality and the vote. Be sure to check out the exhibitions January 28 to February 15, 2016 on the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa (presented in partnership with Winterlude) and February 12–21, 2016 at the Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg.

The exhibition features reproduction portraits from LAC’s collection of historic figures like Nellie McClung and Agnes Mcphail to modern women who have broken gender barriers, such as Adrienne Clarkson and…

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