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December & January 2020 Vol. 14:1-2

The Tempting in the Wilderness

The Testing of the Cup
All believers have the ability to live in the flesh or the Spirit of Christ.
You can choose to live in your first birth or your second birth. The flesh brings
forth destructions and death and the Spirit brings forth life and righteousness.
You can either walk in life or death today. It’s your choice! How can you know
you are walking in the Spirit? You are walking in the Spirit when you are walking
in obedience to the Word of God. Disobedience is a choice to walk in death.

At this time of the year we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus declared to us believers in the book of John that He is the WAY, the TRUTH,
and the LIFE. No man comes to the father but by Him! He is the ONLY WAY to
God. Just what does His birth, His life and His death mean to us?

Jesus came to live a sinless life and to offer the blood of that life to God
as an acceptable sacrifice for His life and ours. God did accept that blood and
through His blood we can be made acceptable also. Jesus lived a perfect life of
FAITH. By our faith we trust in His life of faith and we are born into the body
of Christ. When we become born again, God sees us through the perfect blood
of Christ. That’s how we can come before God and make our request known.
Because of Christ, we believers can call God Abba (Daddy) Father!!!! Those
who are under the blood are no longer under the wrath of God!!! God is going to
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wrath. Many people differ about how God is going to spare us from His wrath,
and you may not understand all prophecy, but remember and rely on this; you are
not under that wrath because Jesus has redeemed you and that is all that matters.
Not only do we now stand sinless before God, we are also no longer under His
wrath. Jesus is our ARK of deliverance. Praise God for so great Salvation.!!!
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Jesus grew up like you and me. He grew in wisdom and stature. At 12
He was anxious to be about God’s business but submitted Himself to his parents
authority. You can see at the marriage where He turned the water into wine, that
his mother was ready for Him to be about His Father’s business. He went from
there to the baptism of John the Baptist, where God declared Him to be His Son,
in whom He was well pleased!

After His baptism, the Spirit of God took Him to the wilderness where
Satan met Him. Satan didn’t attempt to stop Him from fasting, He wanted Him
to be near starving when He brought the temptation to Him. There are three
things in the world. They are the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life. Satan tempted Jesus with these three things, and when Satan comes
to us he will use the same tactics. Jesus had the power to do what Satan tempted
Him to do, but it was Satan who was making the demands, not God. Had Jesus
done what Satan asked it would have been a work of the flesh and not a work of
the Spirit. Satan used the Bible to show Jesus could do it and Jesus used to the
Bible to prove He shouldn’t do it at Satan’s directions. Satan approached His
hunger/flesh with the bread, His honor/pride of life with the pinnacle, and His
purpose/eyes with the offer of the world. &
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Next, Jesus comes to the cross. The cross was His purpose for coming. Husband of Annette Cox
Jesus never desired to back off the cross; it was the cup that troubled Him. The and Bro. Jerry & Gloria Brewster
wilderness is the tempting of Satan and the cup of our cross is the testing of Russel Mapes 1801 Old Hickory Trail
DeSoto, Texas 75115
God. Not only will we be tempted, we will also be tested. The cup that went
with the cross of Christ was our sins. He had to take them upon Himself and
Husband of Mary Mapes E-mail

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TID BITS OF WISDOM He had never been touched by sin. Remember, God cannot even look upon sin.
That is why He turned His back upon Christ. Jesus not only didn’t have a desire
to be touched by sin, He had never had God to turn His back on Him. He didn’t
We have many things to thank the Lord for this month. This is the be- desire to be separated from God. But if that’s what it took to redeem us, then
ginning of the 14th year for Tid Bits of Wisdom. We paid for the first edition’s Thy Will Be Done.
expenses believing that if it was of the Lord He would provide what we needed.
Most months we receive just a little above what it cost to mail the papers. We We believers will be tempted of Satan and we will be tested of God.
take no salary. We have expenses for paper and equipment. We have had to buy God has a purpose for our lives and there is a cup that goes with that purpose. I
computers and printers plus labels and tabs for the paper. In all of these years don’t know what is in your cup and you don’t know what is in my cup. Most of
there has never been a month when we did not have the money for the expenses. us have said from time to time that we would be willing to die for Christ but the
Sometimes it was close, but always there. This is a work of faith and God has question is, will we drink the cup that goes with that cross. All the disciples said
supplied every month. This is not what some would call a great work, but we they would die for Christ, but when it came to the time of dying they all ran from
hear from time to time how this little paper has met the needs of someone’s life. the cup of humiliation. They all left Him. Jesus also forgave them.
Those who support this work each month not only put their money into it, but
they also put their hearts into it and God has honored our efforts to make His The cup is not always a testing. Sometimes it contains our blessing. I
word known. This month our support was doubled because of some special gifts. don’t know what your cup holds today but I know that Jesus wants you to invite
God knows our needs and He sends just what we need. Thanks to everyone who Him into your heart today so He can share and sup that cup with you. Jesus
joined us this month. One of our gifts this month was from someone who moved willingly shares our cup with us. When you are sick, He is sick. When you are
into a house where we were sending the paper. They read it and ask to be placed hungry, He is hungry. When you are naked, He is naked. (Matt. 25:34-40) How
on the mailing list. You would be surprised just where all this paper goes. Many often do we leave Him outside knocking at the door? He won’t sup with you if
read it and then give it to a friend or leave it in the doctor’s office. We have added you don’t open the door.
over 200 new addresses these last two months.
Are you resisting your cup of life today? Surrender and say, “Thy will
I really do not like to write about my health but I have had a rough two be done”. Crawl upon the cross and wait for your resurrection. You haven’t
months and a hospital stay. The doctors have been very straight-forward and let begun to live until you have gone through the cross. When we plant a seed in
me know that they have done all they know how to do to keep my heart going the ground we immediately look for green sprouts to come forth. It you really
and they consider me in heart failure. It’s all in God’s timing and I am ready for believe in the resurrection, you won’t be afraid of the cross. We serve a risen
my departure, but like Paul said, “For to me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” We Savior, not a dead one.
all know that this life is temporary. I have had a wonderful life since I came to Rev 3:20
know Christ. It’s been 15 years since I was pronounced dead. The doctors are Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man
amazed that I am alive today. One thing I am sure of is that God will say when. hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to
So far I have been able to stay on my feet. I can’t walk far because it is hard to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
breathe, but I am walking today. I am still teaching my Sunday School class and KJV
by faith I accepted an invitation to preach in January. None of us have a promise
of tomorrow. BE READY. I appreciate all your prayers and support. WHY FIRE TRUCKS ARE RED
Fire trucks have four wheels and eight fire-fighters, and four plus
We do not take a salary from Tid Bits of Wisdom. Anything you send with Tid eight equals twelve. There are twelve inches in a foot. A foot is a ruler.
Bits of Wisdom’s name goes straight to Tid Bits of Wisdom. The paper was 13 years Queen Elizabeth is a ruler, and the Queen Elizabeth is one of the largest
old this December and many who started with us have died or become unable to give. ships on the seven seas. Seas have fins. The Fins fought the Russians. The
Many have been faithful all these years. Pray and ask God if He wants you to join us Russians are red. Fire trucks are always rushing. Therefore, fire trucks are
with a monthly support. We are grateful for our faithful supporters. usually red.
All donations to Tid Bits of Wisdom are tax deductible. 1801 Old If you think this is wild, you ought to hear some people explain why
Hickory Trail, DeSoto, TX, 75115. Phone 214-293-5252 they are not in church on Sunday!!!!
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God entrusted Mary with a great work. Can you and I be trusted with
the work God’s given us? Do you have a husband? Are you doing your work
M through his position or do you work independently for yourself? Are you there
A to build his name or fulfill your desires? Do you have children? Are you raising
L them in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord? You might never be the kind
of person who would have an abortion, but are you throwing your children to the
E lions by the way you live? There is more than one way to kill!!!

INSPIRATIONS By Gloria Brewster

As women we have been entrusted with God’s creation. The male is to
bring glory to the image of God and the woman is to bring glory to the likeness
of God. The male is to glorify the Godhead and the woman is to glorify God’s
THE WOMB, creation. Let’s look at Mary’s attitude toward God and His heart toward her.


And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
OF CREATION For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth
all generations shall call me blessed.
I believe the importance of woman’s position will not be completely un- For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
derstood until we get to heaven. While God’s work of creation was finished And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
on the 6th day, He continues to create today through the woman’s womb. He He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination
of their hearts.
doesn’t make changes to His creation; He just multiplies what He made that first
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
week. The fruit of woman’s womb is the handiwork of God. (Ps 139) God gives He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
conception. (Ruth 4:13) After Eve disobeyed God, He said He would multiply He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
her sorrow and conception. Having a baby is the closest you can come to death As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
and not die! It’s amazing that we have the second, third, fourth and so forth after KJV
going through the pain and sorrow of the first. This is what Jesus said about birth-
ing. Luke 1:28 tells us that Mary was greatly blessed among women, not
above. She is not to be worshiped but she is to be honored.
John 16:21
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon
I birthed three sons and I helped to raise four girls. My husband is in
as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a
man is born into the world.
what they call heart failure at this time. They don’t expect him to make it much
further. Our children are watching over us and making sure we are cared for. I’m
amazed at their actions toward us. I expected them to care, but they have gone
I thought that meant I wouldn’t remember anything after it was over. Not beyond what I expected. When I birthed them, I wasn’t thinking about these
so! I can still tell you every detail about my three births, BUT I don’t remember days and the things I would need in these days. What a blessing our children are
the burden or anguish of my birthing. I would be willing today to be used of God to us. I see the love they have for their daddy today and I remember how close
to birth a child if that was what God wanted me to do. In my old age that would we were to divorce years ago. Had I given up on God and Jerry, I would have
be one more miracle!!! If I could go back to my youth, I would leave it up to God robbed my children of their father, and I would have never known the love that
to tell me how many children He would like for me to birth. We look at our re- we found in each other by trusting God and hanging in there in hard times. Are
sources and we think we know best, but only God knows how He desires to use you in a hard place? Run to God and hang on!!! You won’t be sorry.
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A Day in the Pastor’s House our lives. Now when He says a MAN is born, that could be male or female. God
made one man, male and female made He them! If you are a woman you are the
(Jerry had just taken his first church when this happened)
It’s 4:00 am and Jerry is at the hospital with a young black man (about middle female portion of man! Don’t let anyone tell you that God is leaving you out
twenties). He called our church last Wednesday and said he needed a bus ticket to San when He speaks of mankind. You are as much man as the male. A kindergarten
Antonio and that he was hungry. Jerry told him to come to church and after church we teacher asked her students to ask their parents which one they looked like. The
would take him to eat and buy him a bus ticket. He didn’t show up. Thursday he came next day she asked little Johnny which one he looked like and he said, ”My
to the house while I was working with a family in the church and said he had a job driv- mother said I look like her but I have my father’s fixtures.” Both male and female
ing a Taxi but he was hungry. Jerry invited him into the house and gave him a tuna fish or man, they just have different fixtures. To reject your created place is to reject
sandwich and a cookie. I came home and felt an uneasy feeling as I walked in the house. your Creator. Think about it!!!
Jerry met me in the kitchen and I asked, “What’s wrong?” He said, “What do you mean?”
Gen 1:27-28
I said, “I don’t know what I mean but I have an awful feeling. Then Jerry told me the
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and
young man was in the back room with Joe. The young man walked into the kitchen and
female created he them.
he had a wonderful disposition, a real salesman, but he made the hair stand up on the back
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replen-
of my neck and I didn’t know why. I could sense danger. After a full day Sunday, at 3:30
ish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
am Monday morning, the door bell rang twice. It wasn’t unusual to have missionaries
fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
coming from Mexico to ring our door bell early in the morning, so I got up and started
for the door. All of a sudden I had that same feeling and the hair on the back of my neck
stood up. I went back and woke Jerry and told him to be careful. He turned on the porch
light and looked out the blinds. I never saw him turn out a light so fast. With bugged out The command was to be fruitful and multiply. The purpose of the act
eyes he said, “ It’s that young man and he is stark-naked. All he has on is his shoes.” I of sex was to bear fruit. Today in America we pervert and worship the experi-
said, “Please don’t open that door, something is not right.” Jerry slowly opened the door ence, not desiring the fruit of that experience. We have aborted enough babies
and the man asked if he would give him a towel to wrap around him. He was embarrassed to fill Los Angeles, California two times. Satan has been out to destroy woman
and sweating all over. He had been running the streets for a couple of hours. He said from the very beginning. If he can’t destroy you, then he will use you to destroy
he had a panic attack (and I knew what that was) but he had taken drugs. He asked for a others. Look at how many women have been deceived and allowed someone to
drink of water and said he felt like he was dying. Jerry asked if he wanted him to call the enter their womb and kill their seed. Most of the time abortion is done to attempt
police and he said yes. They were there within 5 minutes (the dispatcher was son to our to erase the sin that brought the conception. Mothers encourage their daughters
neighbor and he was worried about his mother). Jerry dressed and went to the hospital
to abort because they would be embarrassed if the sin was revealed to family and
with him.
friends. We should be embarrassed that the sin was committed. Woman, you
My spirit warned me that he was not your average person. He had a very charm- have a choice and that choice is to whom you give your body. Conception is the
ing countenance yet something was wrong. Jerry wasn’t able to reach his heart. I felt result of your choice. You can’t erase sin by committing another sin. If God has
I had met Jeffrey, Dommer, the man who killed boys and buried them under the house. given you conception, then God plans to use the life of that child to mold and
Two nights later I was standing in the yard with some missionaries and the hair on my make your life. (1 Titus 2:15)
arms stood up. I said, “That young man is around here.” I looked up and he was walking
down the street. The church bought him a bus ticket back North. There is no telling what Woman is the one to produce life and sustain life with the milk of her
he had done. Jerry had preached to the church on the Sunday night before about not be- body. Woman is OF the man, but the man is BY the woman. (1 Cor. 11:12) Nei-
ing burdened for the lost. Everyone was at the altar. The church responded like obedient ther one of us can fulfill God’s command without the other.
children, and we were tested to practice what we preached. Many times when reaching
out to help people we have been close to danger, but God is faithful to lead and protect us
Just think! God entrusted Mary’s womb to bring forth the Son of God.
if we will just care about others.
What must it have been like to raise the Son of God? If you have children you
Prov 24:11-12
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to have been entrusted with God’s work. Just as God had a purpose for the Son of
be slain; God, God has a purpose for your child. Your child will answer to God for what
If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider they do with their lives, but we will answer to God for the way we respond to the
it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every opportunity of molding and making that child ready for adulthood.
man according to his works? (Continued on page 9)
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Jerry and Gloria Brewster


Connie Cimino


Larry and Judy Connor

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It is our heart’s desire that you would take the chal-
lenge to read through your Bible this year and get to know the God you profess to believe and trust in. It is God’s desire that we know
Him and the best way to know Him is to know His Word. Would you join us? It will change your life to know His Word.
Mark 12:24
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
2 Tim 1:12
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am per-
suaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

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