Tid Bits of Wisdom

TID BITS of WISDOM from the
WONDERFUL WORD
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December 2017 & January 2018 Vol. 12,1-2

THE LIVING

WORD
Isa 66:1-2

Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the
house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

For all those things hath mine hand made, and those things have been, saith the Lord:
but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit,
and trembleth at my word.

That little baby that Mary laid in the manager some 2,000 years ago was
the very “Word” of God! He spoke from the heaven. He spoke from the earth and
today He speaks from the written Word. When He opens His mouth He speaks
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only truth and the perfect will of the Father. He is perfection! He is every one’s
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example. When you see Jesus, you see the Father and you experience the Holy
Spirit. I think, as man, we will never completely comprehend just who Jesus is.
He is everything anyone needs. In Him, all things exist. What is your relation-
ship with the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you truly have a relationship, or do you just
acknowledge Him? The devils believe and tremble!
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(Continued from page 1) PRISON LETTERS
(I have a great love for the prison ministries and it warms my heart
THE LIVING WORD to hear from prisoners. Please pray for them as God is mending and
In Genesis 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image and our like- changing their lives.)
ness.” He was speaking to the Word, the Creator of all things. To Whom It May Concern: My name is Michelle Louis and I have been an inmate in
the Missouri Correctional Center for women since 2008 and have at least another 15 yrs.
Col 1:12-17 before I am eligible for parole. I’m writing to ask if there is some way you could send me
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheri- your newsletter. I am a dedicated servant to missionary activities here on these grounds
tance of the saints in light: and this is my field were I am to serve our Lord. I am doing Bible study from David &
Elaine Shewfelt in Mission, Texas. They sent your paper with my graded lesson. I began
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the king- to read it and shared it with others. We prayed for the man in your paper who was facing
dom of his dear Son: the death penalty in Virginia. We have faith that God will show mercy and do what is
right for his life. We ask that you pray for us who exalt the Living Word and those who
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: are still lost. Thank you and God bless you all. Michelle Louis #319417

Who is the image of the invisible God; the firstborn of every creature:
Bro. Jerry & Mrs. Gloria, I hope my letter finds you both well! My name is Francisco
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and Castrejon Alvarez and I am from Michoacan, Mexico. Today I would like to tell you
invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things I’ve been getting these Tid Bits of Wisdom monthly reports and let me tell you how these
were created by him, and for him: reports have helped me. They have been an inspiration for my life and in my life today.
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Jesus was the very image of the invisible God. God is now visible be- ing me these monthly papers. I truly appreciate -Psalms 68:11-
cause of Jesus becoming man. Jesus came to restore us to the place in which God it. Please continue sending them and whatever Founded December, 1966
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had created us to live. other religious materials you can share with Bits of Wisdom, is the official voice of WON-
me. I would like to ask for some prayers for DERFUL WORD PUBLISHERS, a non-profit,
Adam and Eve were created with life and given the choice to live in me and my family and all the inmates (and the religious organization, endeavoring to publish
good staff). I’ve been here almost 10 yrs. and Gospel Literature in the Spanish Language
life or death. Obedience or disobedience! They did not choose to be created in for world-wid distribution, through Bible
life, but they did chose to bring death upon mankind. You and I are born with right now I am in a program that has changed believing Missionaries at no cost to them. It is
my life. I’m not the same person I was 10 yrs. published as the Lord enables. It is dedicated
the curse of death upon us. We did not choose this, but were created in death.
ago. I was the worst of the worst but since then to Missionary activity on the fields already
Because of the Lord Jesus Christ we are given the choice of remaining in death white unto harvest, and contending for the
I’ve been studying the Word of God, my way of
or choosing life. It’s our choice!!! Death only brings destruction and life only thinking today is a lot different. This is because verbally inspired Word, exalthing the LIVING
WORD.
brings blessings. You would think that would be an easy decision. Not so! I’ve decided to follow my Lord Jesus. Now SPANISH TRACTS
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good. There was no need for judgment until he chose to eat the fruit of good and this. I would like to say thank you for every-
evil. His sin (disobedience) put him in charge of judging his own life. Mankind thing you are doing to help others around the ‘TID BITS OF WISDOM’
world and here in prison. You’re good people Bro. Jerry & Gloria Brewster
fights against giving up his right to be god of his own life. 1801 Old Hickory Trail
and God will continue blessing you with your DeSoto, Texas 75115
good work. Until next time, “ADIOS” “DIOS E-mail TidBitsWWW@aol.com
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tion is laying your life down and taking up the life of Christ. If you haven’t
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TID BITS OF WISDOM laid your life down, what makes you think you are saved? Jesus bought and paid
MONTHLY REPORT for your life. When you accept His gift of redemption, your life now belongs to
Him. When you are ruling your own life you are trespassing against God. Your
We still serve an AMAZING GOD. The last 6 months God has given us life doesn’t belong to you anymore.
days without huge health issues. Oh, we still have a hard time getting up and the
arthritis is still there, but God has given us days of rest from sickness. We have What do you do to make sure that the Lord is leading your life and not
had eleven years of daily life threatening issues. The doctor says it is a miracle you? How well do you know God? His way is the straight and narrow. Are
because my heart is still just working at 10 to 15 percent and most people with you walking a straight and narrow path? God is love and love worketh no ill to
this are in bed. One morning I just woke up and my strength had returned. From its neighbor. Are you working ill to those you come in contact with? If so, you
that time people began to call me to preach for them and I have been able to are not walking in God’s love! Jesus never destroyed or hurt anything while He
preach God’s Word and watch Him work in their lives these last six months. I lived on earth. At the end of your day have you destroyed people or have you
don’t know how long this will go on, but the Christian is to live one day at a time. strengthened them with your presence? Love never destroys! Are you sure you
I praise God today and tomorrow we will continue to trust him. Please look to even know how to love? Love has to be learned and you learn it by obeying
God for your health. He can do amazing things you never thought of (Jer. 33:3). God’s commands. How well do you know God’s commands?

Since the Connors took over the printing of the paper, they have done all Jesus, the Word made flesh, dwelt among us and those who walked with
the work to get it ready for the mailing except putting the name labels on. We Him knew Him! We now have the Word in written form. We have the Holy
like to do that ourselves so we can pray for people as we see their names. There Bible, which, when studied will bring us into a close relationship with Christ.
are three to four ladies who work helping put the paper together. This takes a How much time do you spend in the Word of God? Today, Satan has created an
lot of work off of Gloria and we could never say thank you enough for them and atmosphere of doubt concerning the accuracy of the Word of God. There are so
their work. Last week they went to Branson, Missouri to see Sight and Sound. many translations today, how would any new believer know which to choose?
Three are widow ladies and it had been a long time since they had gone on a va- The reason for so many translations is that Satan has said the King James Version
cation. They had a wonderful time, but one, Barbara Yoakum, got sick at the end is just too hard to read. The key phases he uses is, “A better translation is this.”
and after coming home, she fell and broke her leg. Please be praying for her. She Satan said to Jesus, “If thou be the son of God.” Satan says to us, “If the Bible
told them not to do any work without her. These ladies work hard and donate all is the inspired Word of God.” He wants you to question the truth of God’s Word.
their time. I don’t get involved with arguments over translations. I believe the King James
Version is the inspired Word of God and I accept every word of it to be true. It
Just as God has kept us on our feet health-wise, He has daily sustained is alive! If you don’t look at the Bible as truth, you will pick and choose what
our every need. God has touched many of your hearts and you have shared your you do and do not want to obey. Every truth that I have accepted and acted upon
lives with us. Your gift always comes as our needs come. Many have shared in a has proven to be just what the Bible said it was. It has never led me astray. Dr.
great way and we will never be able to properly thank you. God fed Elijah with Raymond Barber says the Bible is the voice of God.
the ravens and He has fed us from the mail box. Living daily by faith is an excit-
ing way to see God’s hand at work, but it is also a humbling way to allow God In this month’s Tid Bits of Wisdom are two Bible reading schedules. We
and His children to daily feed you. I’m writing this two days before Thanksgiv- challenge you to read through your Bible in one year. If you cannot get through
ing and we have many, many things to give thanks for. in one year, then just keep reading until you finish, but read through your Bible.
As you read, look for something special. One year, I looked for the word “heart”
We had a wonderful time in Vista, California with Bro. Clark and his every time I read. I looked to see whose heart it was and how God responded to
church; in El Paso with Bro. Soerrano and his church; at Worth Baptist with Bro. their heart. At the end of the year I had a new understanding of this heart God has
Gillet and his church; at Lighthouse Baptist with Bro. Worley and his church; placed in me. Know God. Know God’s Word. Know God’s heart.
and at Emmanuel Baptist with Bro. Harris and his church. God’s wonderful
children! IF YOU HAVE READ THROUGH YOUR BIBLE THIS YEAR
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put another Jerry Brewster’s credit on Jerry’s social security number. They kept
F our deposit and said that’s what it cost to run our credit. Now we had no money
and Jerry was not going to get a check for two more weeks. Well, believing in
E miracles, I asked Jerry to take me to a used furniture place and I would ask if they
M would trust us for two weeks and give us some furniture. Jerry said, “Nobody is
A going to do that. They don’t know us.” I said, “You have not, because you ask
not.” Well, we went to the first store and I asked for the manager and told him
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what had happened and asked him to trust us to pay in two weeks. He looked at
E me and said, “Little lady, you go pick out anything you want and I will load it on
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the truck tonight and bring it to you in the morning.” Jerry couldn’t believe that
Gloria Brewster
INSPIRATIONS he would do that. I expected God to help, but I was as shocked as Jerry was! He
loaded it that night and a storm hit and lighting stuck the store and burned it to
the ground. There was a picture on the front page of the paper with the truck and
TO CELEBRATE our burned furniture the next day. I wept. How could God answer my prayer and
OR then take it away from me? I was having hard thoughts toward God. It felt cruel
to me.
TO NOT CELEBRATE?
That is the Question! Our family who lived close by, knew we were without, but they didn’t
attempt to help in any way. That was hard to bear. No one else knew we were liv-
ing without furniture. I was having some female trouble and if I got up too quick,
I would pass out. Well, the next morning our landlady came to the door to bring
Rom 14:5-8 me a message. I jumped up and ran to the door. I didn’t want her to see our empty
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every
man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
house. I must have passed out because the next thing I knew she had laid me on
the blanket and was leaning over me saying, “Why didn’t you tell me you didn’t
He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to have any furniture?” I said, “We asked you if you had furnished apartments and
the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; you said no.” She said, “I don’t have furniture apartments but we used to and the
and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
furniture that we used is right under your apartment. When Jerry gets home go
For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. and get everything you need and it is yours to keep free of charge.” We had been
living above all the furniture we needed and didn’t know it. We would have had
For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: to pay two years if we had gotten the furniture we had picked out. God wanted to
whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. give it to us free and clear. God’s ways are not our ways!!!
Well, it’s Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Everyone handles the
We did find out just who we were those two years we lived in California.
holidays differently. To some it is a time of rejoicing and others find themselves
We learned right away that you can live anywhere, anyway, as long as the Lord is
in deep sorrow or deep regret. What is the right thing to do? Well according to
with you, but you better not attempt to live without His work in your life. After
the verses above, it is up to every man to decide for himself. Whether we do or
going through a month of no furniture, when Jerry got his check we had a choice
do not celebrate, we are the Lord’s.
of paying $40 tithe or $40 groceries. We had promised God we would start being
faithful with our tithe, but we chose the groceries and said we would start being
In the 57 years of our marriage we have celebrated every way there is
faithful the next check. I brought $2 worth of groceries and lost the rest of the
to celebrate. We have given gifts and we have restrained from giving. We have
money. Again I cried, “What are we going to do?” The next day a man at work
decorated and we have not decorated. We have served big meals and little meals.
loaned Jerry $40 for groceries. Our tithe cost us $80! For a few years we tithed
How does God feel about holidays? Well, He established several for the Jews to
out of fear and trembling. Finally we relaxed and enjoyed giving God what was
keep. It would help them to remember whatever the day represented. God had
His. What is God doing in your life today?
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Without Faith it is impossible feasting and fasting for the Jews.

to please God, but how far do you go? It is an American tradition to celebrate birthdays. If your family cele-
brates birthdays, then surely you should in some way celebrate the birth of Christ.
When I was a very young girl (6) my daddy would invite preachers to I once made a cake for a young man who was turning 16 and when he saw it he
come and preach at our church for special services. My sister and I loved to sit began to weep. He said it was the first birthday cake anyone had ever made him.
around the coffee table and listen to the stories that they would share with each It touched his heart in a big way. I believe if we stop what we are doing and take
other. The preachers were anxious to tell the exciting things God was doing time to wish the Lord Jesus Christ a happy birthday, it would touch His heart
through their lives. After 27 years, God put Jerry into the pastorate and I was so also.
excited about going to fellowships and hearing the preachers tell their “faith” sto-
ries. To my surprise, they talked about the Dallas Cowboys and their golf games. I love my family and I know that they love me, but we don’t stop to get
One remarked that they were there to relax and get away from the ministry for the together until Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to
day! Wow! Things have changed. If God had been working for them the way go through the hassle of cleaning, cooking and shopping, but when they get here,
He did for the preachers in my daddy’s day, they wouldn’t have been able to sit it is worth it all. You may not feel like you need a holiday, but what about your
still. They would have shouted it from the roof tops. family? Sometimes we do it because others need it. We do have so much to be
thankful for. This country we live in is rich with blessings. Many countries lack
At a young age I had a hunger and a desire to see God do great things. food and goods to meet their needs. We, in America, have access to all things.
Anyone can live a plain, old, dull life. I wanted more out of life. From the Thanksgiving started in order to give thanks to God for a country where we are
stories I had heard from the preachers in my young life, I had believed that God free to worship as we please. Oh yes, many have tried to take that freedom away
would do the impossible in my life. God knew how badly I wanted that, so He and we have had to fight to keep it, but the bottom line is “we have freedom.”
began doing things in my life to whet my appetite to seek Him for great things.
Others will judge you for the way you do and do not celebrate, but what
Jerry and I were 20 and 21 years of age with two little boys, 3 and 1. We matters is, “what does God think about what you are doing?” Have you ever
had always lived close to our families and we weren’t sure just who we were. asked God what to do and how to do it? Do you really want to know what God
We decided to move 1,500 miles away to see if we could survive and find out just would have you do? This is supposed to be “as unto the Lord.” We could never
who we were. A family member (whom I didn’t know) wrote us for three years do too much to express our love to the Lord for all He has done for us. We don’t
to move to California. They said we could stay with them until Jerry got work. stop often enough to show our gratitude for God’s greatness. Maybe we don’t
We finally took a leap of faith and sold everything we had to get the money to realize just how much He has done. I remember what it was like to be religious
go. We sold a houseful of furniture for $75. We didn’t know what it was worth. and yet lost. Once Christ showed me my lost condition and I believed upon Him,
When we left we had enough money to rent an apartment and eat a few days. We my eyes were opened and life became real to me. There is nothing like “walking
moved in a ‘54 Volkswagon and only spent $15 in gas and oil. with Jesus daily.”

We arrived in Los Angeles at 2:00 am and when the family came to the Mend your broken relationships and have a wonderful holiday with your
door they asked us where we planned to spend the night. They had no inten- loved ones. If you are alone, find someone else who is alone and bless both of
tion of having us stay with them! They did let us spend that night, but we both your lives. This is the day the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!
knew we had to have a place by the next day. We tried hard to rent a furnished
apartment and couldn’t find one, so we rented without furniture. I put blankets
and sheets on the floor. We had an ice chest and a clock that would plug into the THE WORD OF GOD
wall. We decided to take the $75 we had gotten for our furniture and buy used For feelings come and feelings go, and feelings are deceiving;
furniture. That day we found a place, picked out our furniture and they were to My warrant is the Word of God nought else is worth believing.
deliver the next day. I could sleep on the floor another night! The next day they I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word till soul and body sever:
didn’t come. They said our credit showed Jerry had bought a $6,000 sports car
For, though all things shall pass away, His Word shall stand forever.
on a GI loan and had not paid for it. Jerry had never been in the service. They
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FAITHFULNESS There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who
left well enough alone.
THE FATE OF THE APOSTLES...
St. Matthew suffered martyrdom by being slain with a sword at a You can do anything you want to, if you want to do what you ought to
distant city of Ethiopia. do.
St. Mark expired at Alexandria, after having been cruelly dragged
through the streets of that city. My Lord knows the way through the wilderness. All you have to do
St. Luke was hanged upon an olive tree in the classic land of is follow.
Greece.
St. John was put into a caldron of boiling oil, but escaped death in It is not success that God rewards but always the faithfulness of doing
a miraculous manner, and was afterwards banished to Patmos. His will.
St. Peter was crucified at Rome with his head downward.
St. James the Greater was beheaded at Jerusalem. The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and
St. James the Less was thrown from a lofty pinnacle of the temple, we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
and then beaten to death with a fuller’s club.
St. Philip was hanged up against a pillar at Heiropolis in Phrygia. Consider the postage stamp. It’s usefulness lies in the ability to stick to
St. Bartholomew was flayed alive. one thing until completed.
St. Andrew was bound to a cross, where he preached to his perse-
cutors until he died. God measures our gifts not by the greatness of them, but by the
St. Thomas was run through the body with a lance at Coromandel selfdenial they express in giving them.
in the East Indies.
St. Jude was shot to death with arrows. To get the true measure of a man’s capacity, note how much more he
St. Matthias was first stoned, and then beheaded. does than is required of him.
St. Barnabas of the Gentiles was stoned to death by the Jews at
Salonica. Count that day lost, whose low descending sun, views from thy hand
St. Paul, after various tortures and persecutions, was at length be- no worthy action done.
headed at Rome by the Emperor Nero.
If we are faithful, God will look after our success.
FAITH IS the soul’s intake. God’s part we cannot do; our part He will not do.
LOVE IS the soul’s outlet. Be a stand-by for your church and not merely a by-stander.

FAITH IS No matter how stony the path, some forge ahead; no matter how easy the
going, some lag behind.
the gateway of communion with God.
LOVE IS It is human to stand with the crowd. It is divine to stand alone.

the gateway of ministry to men. The man who is worse than a quitter is the man who is afraid to begin.
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