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TID BITS of WISDOM from the

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April & May 2017 Vol. 11, 5-6

EGYPT, what we forsake -

THE WILDERNESS, where we are conformed -

CANAANS LAND, where we serve.

(Bro. Jerry Brewster)
The life of a Christian is a three step experience. We are all born in
Egypt, the land of sin. We are all called to forsake Egypt. All who chose to
follow Christ must go through the wilderness to get to Canaans land. The wil-
derness is the proving ground. It reveals whats in our hearts. The time in the
wilderness depends on our response to Christ! Canaans land is not where we are
free from troubles. It is where we begin to defeat the enemy. Its where we clean
house of the things that hinder us from serving Christ. It is where we conquer
the enemy or we leave things in our lives that are pricks and they hinder us from
enjoying where we live.

We are to be Overcomers! We overcome sin, as Moses did, by

choosing to suffer affliction with the children of God, rather than to enjoy
the pleasures of sin for a season.
Heb 11:24-27
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaohs daugh-
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin
for a season;
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By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him
who is invisible.

Each one of us has the same choice as Moses had. How did Moses
leave Egypt? By faith, which is exactly the way we come to Christ today.
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By faith Moses not only chose to be identified as a Jew and not an We have not met him and do not know his situation, but if he is innocent we
Egyptian, but by the same faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the king but should ask God to intervene for his life. Ask God to show mercy. We know God
endured as seeing Him who is invisible! Pharaoh gave Moses plenty of reasons will do what is best for his life.
to fear him. He could have killed him at any moment, if God had allowed it! But My name is Ivan Teleguz, and I have been an inmate on Virginias
Moses had his heart and his eyes set upon the invisible God who had called Death row for 10 years. During my time here, I have been very grateful for
him to leave Egypt. He did not let fear keep him in Egypt. Moses acted upon his your newsletter - Tid Bits of Wisdom. My faith in God has remained all of this
faith, not his fear! time.
I am writing with a request to please add me to your prayers. The com-
Egypt doesnt give up easily. It will follow you all the way to the Red mon wealth of Virginia plans to execute me on April 25, 2017.
Sea. But there comes a time when Egypt is not our problem anymore; when we I am petitioning the governor to stop the execution because I am in-
enter into the wilderness, our problem becomes ourselves. It is fighting with our nocent. Two of the main witnesses who testified against me at my trial now
own lust that will determine how long we will remain in the wilderness or if we admit that they lied. There is a petition for people to sign asking the governor
might die in the wilderness. God never brought anyone into the wilderness to kill to stop my execution (www.change.orglplivan-s-prayer-for-justice). Thank you
or destroy them. He enters the wilderness with us and He is there to protect and for your prayers.
provide our every need. It is only when we murmur and complain about the jour-
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the wilderness to kill them. Can you imagine how God felt when His children
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memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson
The day has finally come. We have left Egypt behind us. We have lived that occasionally it is possible that I may be mis-
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TID BITS MONTHLY God would remind us, we are living in houses we didnt build and eat-
ing from land we didnt plant. We are enjoying the riches of Gods land and not
things that we have produced by our own lives. We are who we are because
This last month we have received word of many deaths. We had eight in
of Gods blessings and we need not forget that, lest we TURN from God and
one week. I dont believe we have ever seen that many deaths in just one week.
serve ourselves instead of Him! If you should be so privileged as to be living
The last three days we received word of three more deaths. My sister called from
in Canaans land, be sure you dont forget where you have come from and why
Florida today and told us her husband went to be with the Lord around 5:00 pm.
you have arrived! If we have come through the wilderness properly, we should
My oldest sister, Pauline Wilson, is very ill and close to death. Our good friend,
be a very humble person. If we are not humble after that journey, then we have
Bro. Clyde Box went home to be with the Lord on Saturday. I loved to hear him
brought thorns and snares in with us and we need to remove them. Make sure we
preach. He made a large impression on our childrens lives, for which we are very
are clean and have the dirt off of us.
grateful. Mrs. Betty Prather, a former member of Glorias fathers church years
ago; Mrs. Sue Delalio, Bro. James Crumptons sister, a godly woman from Mon-
Life is a process. We must get to know our Creator. We must come to
roe, LA; Mrs. Nancy Jenkins, from Natchez, Mississippi; Mrs. Henrietta Lewis,
know why we were created and what our Creator desired when He created us.
member of West Side Baptist Church, Natchez, Mississippi; Bro. Keith Boatman,
We must submit to our creator and walk where He leads us. The ultimate thing
former member of Galilean Baptist Church; Mrs. Pat Boggs, former member of
in life is to be USED OF GOD to benefit His Kingdom. That makes life worth
Miller Road Baptist Church; Glen Wilson, a young man who was a former mem-
ber of Central Baptist Church in Harlengen, Texas, all went home to be with the
Lord in the last month. Man is appointed a time to be born and a time to die. We
How do we accomplish all of this in one life time? It is our responsibility
should ask ourselves today, What are we doing with our God -given time?
to OVERCOME the things in this life that are here to destroy us. We must defeat
Many of these people were true soldiers of the Cross. Also some of our readers
the work of Satan in our lives. We must yield to our Creator and not our flesh.
need prayer for their health. Bro. Earl Whites wife is very ill. Mrs. Pearl Lar-
This scripture tells us how to do it.
son is fighting some strong health battles also. I am sure there are many others
that we dont know about. We must pray for one another in the body of Christ!
1 John 5:4-5
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
God has been using Gloria to play for a church in Denton most of this
and this is the victory that overcometh the world,
month. Last Sunday I covered for the Pastor while he took a little time off. We
even our faith.
have really enjoyed being with the pastor and his people. We love being used of
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that be-
God in other works. Sunday, a week ago, we were resting in the church office,
lieveth that Jesus is the Son of God?
waiting for the night service, when my defibrillator went off. My heart had flat
lined. It shocked me back and afterwards I was doing fine. We stayed for the
Many may be thinking that you do not have what it takes to be an over-
night service and I havent had any more problems. I am so aware that our lives
comer. That is not true! Christ has given us the ability to perform His words.
are in the hands of God and He determines our coming and our going. Because
The secret is to do it THROUGH Christ and not ourselves.
of Christ there is no fear of death! BUT, Until Then my Heart will go on sing-
Phil 4:12-13
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where
Write to us and share with us how God is working in your life. Encour-
and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to
age us with your story. We would love to hear from you.
abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Your paper is free. If God touches your heart to share a gift for the cost of han-
dling, we would be grateful. Thanks to all of our faithful supporters. Together, we will ex-
hort Gods people with Gods word. This little paper goes to 49 of the 50 states and many
countries. Send us the names and addresses of those you want to receive the paper. Send There is no excuse for our failures. If we fail, it is our choice. If we succeed,
your gifts to 1801 Old Hickory Trail, DeSoto, Texas, 75115. Your gifts are tax deduct- it is Christ working through us! ----Jerry Brewster
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Until about six months ago, God had allowed us to have at least two
F months house payments in the bank. Women need security! But all of a sudden
God took us down to the wire. Every avenue was drained. No more cubbyholes
E to pull from. Three people took us on for support from the very first and many of
M you have given from time to time (and I must say, at just the right time) and be-
A cause of that we have had what we needed when we needed it. Some, who have
given, have no idea how their gift saved the day. Many of you are a big part of
our journey and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We have a travel trailer that we have been trying to sell so we could make
Gloria Brewster
INSPIRATIONS a few house payments. One of our dear friends had a need for a trailer and had
no money up front. He came over and asked if he could buy it and pay it out. We
had said we would not do that, but we both knew instantly that God wanted us
The to help him. I had gone to the store and as I returned I picked up the mail before
pulling into the driveway. Jerry was outside and said he needed to talk to me
Value about the trailer. We agreed to sell him the trailer and he called the man to tell
him he could have it. While Jerry was on the phone (and we were in the car) I
of a Mother! began to open the mail. About that time the phone rang again and Jerrys sister
was calling to tell us her husband had just died. She lives in Florida and there is
The last three Sundays we have been serving at a church in Denton no family, except her church family, near her. We knew God would want us to go
Texas. The pastor, Bro. Castro, has some very interesting books in his to her, but we had no way of getting gas to get out of town, much less to pay for
library. I found a book by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, in 1892. The sermon a trip. While he was talking to her my heart fell to my toes and I cried out to the
was The Vacant Chair. He talks about the chair of the father, mother, Lord in my heart and said, What are we going to do? Everything is gone. I dont
child and invalid. He speaks about the fact that in heaven there will be no see how you could bring a miracle to us. One piece of our mail was our house
vacant chairs! I am sharing his writing on the mothers vacant chair. bank note. As I opened it, I read that we had over paid our escrow and they were
lowering our house payments by a hundred dollars a month. I knew instantly that
God did that because we showed mercy to the man who bought the trailer. Then
I go a little ways in the house and find the mothers chair. It is very I read further and saw they had enclosed a check for the overage of $1,300.00.
apt to be a rocking chair. She had so many cares and troubles to soothe Jerry was still talking to his sister and I couldnt tell him that God had put our
that it must have rockers. I remember it well; it was an old chair, and the answer to prayer in my lap while Jerry was finding out what our need was. While
rockers were almost worn out, for I was the youngest, and the chair had we were learning of the need the Lord had put the answer in my lap. You cannot
rocked the whole family. It made a creaking noise as it moved; but there ask for more than that. Oh yes, we also received a check for $100, which I will
was music in the sound. It was just high enough to allow us children to use for groceries this week. God is so good, God is so good, God is so good,
put our heads into her lap. That was the bank where we deposited all our Hes so good to me!!!
hurts and worries. Ah! What a chair that was. It was different from the ----Gloria Brewster
fathers chair; it was entirely different. You ask me how? I cannot tell; but
we all felt that it was different. Perhaps there was about this chair more
What is Life?
gentleness, more tenderness, more grief when we had done wrong. When *A challenge - meet it! *A gift - accept it! *An adventure - dare it! *A
we were wayward father scolded, but mother cried. It was a very wakeful sorrow - overcome it! *A tragedy - face it! *A duty - perform it! *A game
chair. In the sick days of children other chairs could not keep awake; that - play it! *A mystery - unfold it! *An opportunity - take it! *A journey -
chair always kept awake - kept easily awake. The chair knew all the old complete it! *A promise - fulfill it! A beauty - praise it! *A goal - achieve
lullabies and all those wordless songs which mothers sing to their sick it! *A puzzle - solve it!
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Do You Believe in Miracles? I do! children - songs in which all pity and compassion and sympathetic influence are
God has always been gracious to us, but sometimes He works in
ways that take your breath away. Thats what He just did for us. That old chair has stopped rocking for a good many years. It may be set
up in the loft or the garret, but it holds a queenly power yet. When at midnight
you went into that liquor shop to get the intoxicating draught, did you not hear
God has allowed us to live on the edge of the cliff since Jerry re-
a voice that said, My son, why go in there? And louder than the boisterous
tired. I can truthfully say I wasnt expecting it to be this way. We had all encore of the place of sinful amusement, a voice saying, My son, what do you
intentions of Jerry working at something to supplement our social security. do here? And when you went into the house of abandonment, a voice saying,
Jerry retired on Sunday and went down with his heart on Monday. None What would your mother do if she knew you were here? And you were pro-
of us know about tomorrow. I would be glad to work a job, but physically voked with yourself, and you charged yourself with superstition and fanaticism,
I cant be on my feet for any length of time. When we realized how it was and your head got hot with your own thoughts, and you went home and you went
going to be, we just looked at each other and wondered how God was go- to be, and no sooner had you touched the bed than a voice said: What! a prayer-
ing to take care of us. We have always depended upon God, but we have less pillow? Man! what is the matter? This. You are too near your mothers
never had so little to add to the needs. It has now been over two and a rocking chair, Oh, phsaw! you say. Theres nothing in that. Im five hundred
half years and God keeps taking us through each day, one day at a time. miles off from where I was born. Im three hundred miles off from the church
whose bell was the first music I ever heard. I can-
We had three months house payments when Jerry retired and we knew we
not help that. You are too near your mothers rock-
could make it three months. That was a long time ago. We have had more ing chair. Oh, you say, there cant be anything in
expenses, with things breaking, than we did when he was working. Its that. That chair has been vacant a great while. I
been an amazing two and a half years. cannot help that. It is all the mightier for that. It is
omnipotent, that vacant mothers chair. It whispers,
I need to do some confessing before we go any further. I have it speaks, it weeps, it carols, it mourns, it prays, it
never resented where God has allowed us to be, but I have questioned why warns, it thunders. A young man went off and broke
He felt it necessary to try us this way again. We started out serving the his mothers heart, and while he was away from home
Lord giving all we had and praying down many answers to prayers. We his mother died, and the telegraph brought the son.
did not charge, we waited for God to supply. Everybody loves to hear how He came into the room where she lay and looked upon
her face, and he cried out: Oh, mother, mother, what
God provided for our family. The stories are amazing, but living through This was my great
your life could not do your death shall effect! This
those stories were difficult at times. After many years of praying down grandmothers rock-
moment I give my heart to God. And he kept his ing chair from early
our daily bread, God gave us an abundance for a few years. We had never promise. Another victory for the vacant chair. 1900s
experienced that and it really felt great. We didnt change our ways when
there was an abundance, we continued asking God to lead and direct our
paths. It looks today like we are going to leave this life just like we started
it, looking for daily miracles. If thats what God wants, I can do it. Do I
want to? No! I love giving. Its more blessed to give. It is hard to be on
the receiving end. We learned a long time ago not to tell man our needs
until God had already answered. I dont want to become a beggar, but if
I must beg, I will beg my Heavenly Father. After all, my Father owns it
all!!! After the miracle God did for us a couple of hours ago, I am at rest
with Him leaving us where we are. Finally, I am at rest. If God decides to
put us back to abundance, I wont complain, but until then I am at rest!
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We Must Die to Live! Luke 1:35
And the angel answered
and said unto her, The
Last month we wrote about how you must hate before you can love.
Holy Ghost shall come
This month lets look at how we must die before we can live.
upon thee, and the power
We must die to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of of the Highest shall over-
life. These three things are the things of the world and do not produce the things shadow thee: therefore
of God. (1 John 2:16) Our temptation comes from these parts of our lives. The also that holy thing which
Bible talks about the Lust of Concupiscence. Concupiscence is the desire for shall be born of thee shall
the forbidden! be called the Son of God.

James 1:14-15
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished,
Col 1:19-20
bringeth forth death.

We must DIE to these lusts that draw us into sin, because sin produces For it pleased the Father that in him
death! So to live, we must die to the lust of the flesh. But that is not all there is should all fulness dwell;
to it. We were born with the curse of death on our lives and the only way we can
have eternal life is if someone, who is without sin and the curse of death, would And, having made peace through the
take our penalty and die for us. The only problem for us is that there is not one of blood of his cross, by him to reconcile
us that has not sinned. Therefore, there is not one of us worthy to pay the penalty. all things unto himself; by him, I say,
The Lord Jesus Christ is the only person who came without the curse and lived a whether they be things in earth, or
life without sin. He is not of mans seed, but Gods seed. He didnt have the curse things in heaven.
of death upon Him when He was birthed! He did not have to die!!! He died for
us. He died to give us life. He paid our debt. He rescued us from death. He died
for ALL (1 Tim. 2:6). All we have to do is to receive the finished work of Christ
(John 3:16).
John 11:25-26
John 10:17-18 Jesus said unto her,
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it I am the resurrec-
tion, and the life: he
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down,
and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Fa- that believeth in me,
ther. though he were dead,
yet shall he live:
Jesus gave His life willingly. In order to have our debt of sin paid for,
we must willingly accept His gift of Eternal life. Christianity is not forced on And whosoever liveth
anyone, but is offered to all (1 Tim. 2:6). At Easter we celebrate the resurrection, and believeth in me
the completed work of Christ. Now we wait with anticipation for the return of shall never die. Be-
Christ! It will all be over when the Father says to the Son, Go get your bride!
lievest thou this?
He died for us. Will we die to our flesh for Him?

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