Meditation with obedience is God’s guarantee for success

Phil 3 12


1. I want to say one day that I have run my race and finished my course.

2. So until then I will keep running.

3. To follow means richer insights course corrections all along the way.

4. Not the elusive carrot in front of the donkey but His plan for my life.

5. Because He knew me before He formed me and had a plan for my life; Psalm 139:13-16, Jeremiah 1:5

6. He created the world for His pleasure. He created me for His pleasure. He redeemed me for His pleasure.

This answers the question: Why do I have so many conflicts in the world?


Meditation with obedience is God’s guarantee for success

Phil 3 11


1. Ecclesiastes 8:8 notifies us that there is no discharge from this war so quitting is not an option.

This answers the question: How can I do it?

2. A living sacrifice keeps crawling off the altar therefore I must regularly follow Romans 6:11

This answers the question: Why I must continuously keep reaching?

3. Ephesians 5:18 is the command, Luke 11:13 is how after I confess my sin I John 1:9 and #2 above.

This answers the question: What I am driving towards?


Can you answer these questions?

Meditation with obedience is God’s guarantee for success

Phil 3 10


1. My Daily experience should become an intimate walk with Jesus.

This answers the question: How do I get to know Him?

2. Just as the Holy Spirit raised up Jesus after the prophesied time so He will raise us up as we lift up Jesus.

This answers the question: What is the power of His resurrection?

3. No gain without pain, if Jesus had to suffer to gain His bride we must suffer to grow.

This answers the question: Why must I suffer?

4. Learning Christ’s character is His plan, see Romans 12:1-2, 8:28-29

This bring up questions for me to answer.

Galatians 5:17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

James 4:5  Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Whose mold is forming me?

Am I more like the world or Jesus Christ?

5. The cross for me

Does this answers the questions for you?

What am I running for?

How do I finish my course?


Are you living a successful life? Are you meditation on the word of God.?



The Tree of


We were created eternal beings and as such will exist throughout eternity. Death never means to cease from existing. Death means separation.

3 death 3 lives

The two seeds from the center of the garden produce a heart (soul) in man. The forbidden seed produced a corrupt heart. The tree of life produces a perfect heart. Both hearts need nourishment to grow. The old heart continues to eat from the world, the flesh and the devil. The new heart feeds from the word of God, prayer and the walk of faith.

Lot partook of the tree of life by faith but never developed that tree in his own life. That seed gave him a new heart that wanted to do right but he learned to quench it and fed the old heart.

God removed the physical tree of life because if they had eaten of it after eating death they would have continued in a body with two hearts for eternity. Today we can only partake of the tree of life by faith since Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden. We are no less secure in the family of God even Lot who has a righteous soul but he will be a spiritual dwarf.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

John 5:24

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

When Adam and Eve’s soul died their spirit also died which means it was also dark and demonized. When we are saved we pass from death unto life, from darkness to light and from the family of Satan to the family of God.

Trivia seekers want to know what kind of fruit was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; one said it was a banana because it had appeal, another said the problem was the pair on the ground but I believe it was more like a tomato filled with seed and had to be propped up because it cannot stand on its own strength. Now seriously what difference does it make? They ate out of rebellion that was the problem then and now. The solution then and now is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.

God created man and put him into the Garden of Eden to adorn it for his glory, personal pleasure and to fellowship with him. Satan stole man’s heart and God expelled man from the garden into the world controlled now by Satan because of man’s rebellion.

There are two contests between the Saviour and Satan, moral and numerical. Jesus wins the moral battle unquestionably but Jesus said most go down the broad path and few take the narrow path so how does Jesus win that one? The answer is quite simply that even Satan is helping because 60-70% of those conceived do not come to the point of accountability and though they never get saved they are safe from the destruction of hell.


Cute Parable

Once the S&D virus began to spread the L vaccination ceased to be available. In rare instances the F&B vaccine was available but the government gave no assistance and in many instances hindered any distribution of the F&B vaccine claiming it to be of no value and even claiming that there is no S&D virus. Only a couple of people knew life without the virus and they never did much to give out the F&B vaccine.

The S&D virus caused some immediate death and some slow death but everyone died of the S&D virus and now it had spread to everyone on the planet. In these last days many individuals and groups that meet together that have received the F&B vaccine but only a few of these go out and distribute the only cure for this sure death from the deadly virus. Most are content to live with the status quo.

Had the first couple eaten of the Tree of Life (the L vaccination) there never would have been Sin and Death (S&D virus) in the world.

What kind of fruit was on the tree? Some say it was an apple others it was a banana because it had (a peel) appeal but the real problem was the (pare) pair on the ground. The S&D virus only affected the physical life but the rebellious act affected and ended their spiritual life and cut off their soul from any fellowship until Jesus stepped in to slay an animal and cover their sins until He could pay for them.

There is a fountain filled with blood

drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;

and sinners plunged beneath that flood

lose all their guilty stains.

Have you plunged beneath that fountain?


One Verse Two Commands

John 5 39

  1. The best prospecting you will ever do, so dig for buried treasure. This is a command and requires obedience. We also have a command to meditate on scripture.
  2. Isaiah 1:18 tells me to reason with Him and I will find out that He wants to clean me completely.
  3. After doing a thorough study of John and I John 5 now I am certain.
  4. One year I colored all references to God in every chapter red, and yes even Esther. It took some serious treasure hunting to find Him there because the name Esther means something hidden. We will explain this in the future.

This verse is the foundation for the name of the blog. (A blog is an online journal.)

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