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Tid Bits of Wisdom

TID BITS of WISDOM from the

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February & March 2020 Vol. 14: 3-4

Satan’s Attempt at
Getting Jesus to Skip the Cross
Luke 4:6-8
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them:
for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is writ-
ten, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Satan has only one fear, and that is the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
When Satan approached Eve in the garden, his hope was that she would die be-
fore birthing a child. Satan knew God planned to send Jesus through the womb of
woman and that Jesus would live a perfect life in the flesh and be able to redeem
man from the curse of death. He didn’t know when or whose womb God would
use, so he started with Eve. Satan wasn’t safe with just getting Eve to sin; Adam
had to sin also in order for those born to be under the curse of death. He knew
Eve could get Adam to join her. He couldn’t stop Eve from having children, but
because of their sin, they would be born under the curse of death and therefore
not be able to redeem anyone. Satan has always and always will hate the womb
of women. In one month last year there were 71,000 abortions. That means there
were 71,000 deceived women. Satan hasn’t given up on destroying mankind.
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Satan tries three different ways to get Jesus to work through the flesh
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and not His spirit. Anything we do without faith is sin. Anything without faith
is done through the flesh. Jesus never looked to His flesh for life. Jesus never
sinned!!! If Jesus lived and died without sinning, Satan would lose his power,
and he knew it.
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Satan’s Attempt at
“Where,” I asked weakly. “Right here is okay with us.”
Getting Jesus to Skip the Cross
Take a close look at what Satan offered Jesus if He would only worship He grinned, took another bite of hamburger while she fidgeted awk-
him. God has made it very clear that we are not to have any other gods before wardly. Everyone chuckled. They were really enjoying this. I had to stall for
Him. What Satan was saying to Jesus is ‘join me’ and I’ll give you your heart’s time. “I’ll....I’ll....marry you,” I said with as much confidence as I could muster,
desire. He promised to give Jesus all kingdoms and all people, plus power and “but it will take a little while to get ready and I don’t think here on the street is
glory. Satan was saying, he would give everything and everyone away just to the best place. Why don’t we meet at the Baptist church in forty-five minutes.”
have Jesus worship him. If you are a follower of Satan, you need to realize he
would sell you out in a moment if it was something he wanted. He will turn all She blushed shyly and said she liked the idea; it would give her a chance
this power and glory over to the anti-christ in the last days, hoping to defeat Je- to go to the variety shop and get a new dress. I walked toward my 1941 Chevy
sus. and pausing before I opened the door, I swallowed hard, looked back and waved,
hoping and praying no one would guess the uncertainties churning inside of me.
Satan was attempting to get Jesus to forget the cross. Had Jesus accepted He looked me in the eyes and grinned broadly, I couldn’t miss the grin for his
his offer, Jesus would not have had anything to offer us. There would have been mouth was outlined perfectly with mustard!
no redemption. Jesus knew about the cross and what it would cost him and He
chose the cross. I called a friend who was a seasoned preacher and said, “I need help,
Phil 2:5-8 quick!” He reminded me of my pastor’s manual. He said to read it and not to
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: forget to sign the marriage license and then he said, “Good luck!”
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and
He reminded me that in Texas you don’t have to have witnesses. I was
was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient
relieved because I sure didn’t want my coffee drinking friends watching me
unto death, even the death of the cross.
stumble through.

The cup that Jesus struggled with was the sins of mankind and having They walked in and she was wearing her new dress. It looked exactly
God turn His back on Him. He had never been touched by sin and He had never like something you would buy.....well, something you would buy at a five-and-
had a moment when God would turn away from Him. He would never have cho- dime store. He was still wearing...mustard, clearly outlining his broad grin. I
sen these things if He could have accomplished the will of God without them. In closed the church doors, hoping and praying no one would come in.
order to fulfill the will of God for our lives, we will also have to endure things we
would not have chosen. How much do you desire to do the will of God? How They stood before me at the front of the church and I read the introduc-
far will you go to please God? Jesus died to redeem us from the curse of death. tion like an old pro. I then breezed on through the I do’s. They did...without any
Why would He do that? Because He knew that the Father would resurrect Him hesitation. We made it through the ring ceremony and he searched through pock-
and not leave Him in the grave. Why do we back away from God’s will for our ets searching for the ring band. I led in prayer and pronounced them “man and
lives? Because we don’t have faith to believe we will be resurrected! wife.” She smiled shyly. He grinned again, leaned over, and kissed her. When
1 Peter 2:22-23 they turned to thank me, I also smiled...for the first time...for both their mouths
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: were clearly outlined with mustard.
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not;
but committed himself to him that judgeth As I drove slowly down main street, Walnut Springs, I prayed out loud,
righteously: “Please, dear God, I hope she likes...mustard.”
Satan made a great offer to Jesus, but Jesus knew and understood that
Satan was a liar. There was no promise he would keep His word. Jesus could not TRADITION = Peer pressure from dead people
accept his offer and please God. Pleasing God and redeeming us from our sins
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TID BITS OF WISDOM was His whole purpose for coming to earth. What do we live to accomplish?
What is it we call the Lord’s Prayer? “Thy will be done on earth, as it is in
heaven.” The reason so few of God’s people do His will, is because they don’t
What a mighty God we serve. My doctor told me goodbye the day after take up their cross.
Christmas and then made a three month appointment, thinking I would not live Matt 10:38
to make it. I kept that appointment this week, so he made another three month And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
appointment. Daily I face my last breath and daily God gives me strength to
continue. What can I say? My life is in God’s hands. Luke 14:27
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Most of you know that we have lived by faith financially since I retired
When you carry your cross, you are walking with Christ and He is in-
six years ago. We have no retirement and I thought I would be able to work, but
structing your life as you walk. No cross, no fellowship!
the day after retirement my heart began shutting down and working is out of the
picture. God has put it in the heart of people to share their lives with us these six 1 Cor 1:17-18
years. It always comes just as the need comes. One family told us they would For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of
share with us monthly for one year. It is now six years and they are still sharing. words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
We have three families share with us monthly and the Lord only knows what it For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which
has meant to us. We really needed a helping hand last week and God put it on the are saved it is the power of God.
hearts of two people to share just at the right time. God has never left us stranded
these six years and we haven’t had to tell anyone but God what our needs were. Heb 12:2-3
Someone really wanted to know what we needed and I told them we only tell Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was
set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right
God. Go ask Him what you should do! I wanted to tell him what we needed and
hand of the throne of God.
he wanted me to, but we must know it came from the heart of God and that those For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest
who give would give only what God ask of them. We didn’t tell and God sup- ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
plied once again. Whatever you need today, look only to God for your answer.

I pray God’s blessing on you as you celebrate Easter and Mother’s Day. There would be no way to be redeemed if Jesus had not gone to the cross.
Enjoy what you have received from God and from your loved ones. Rejoice, this Aren’t you glad Jesus never yielded to His flesh? He tells us clearly in His Word
is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. that no man comes to the Father but by Him!!! This is a little song I used to sing
as a little child:
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F (Taken from the book “Things I couldn’t Tell while pastoring”,
By Bruce McIver)
M “Hey, Preacher, there’s somebody out here on the sidewalk that wants
A to talk with you”. What followed was like a scene from an old western movie.
L Everything in Echol’s Cafe came to a halt. Then, as if in slow motion, the heads
turned and the eyes focused through windows on the strangers outside.
By I took a last sip of coffee, pushed my chair back, and walked like a man
INSPIRATIONS Gloria Brewster toward whatever awaited me on Main Street, Walnut Springs, Texas - population
752 people and several thousand head of cattle. Everyone followed me outside.
Woman’s It must be serious, I said to myself as I walked toward the strangers - a man and
a woman. Anything is serious in Walnut Springs if it breaks up a good coffee -
Womb, drinking session.
“Hi,” I greeted them, “I’m the preacher”. Being called preacher gave
Workshop you a handle in this town; you just lived with it. The man said nothing; he just
grinned at me. He was tall and lanky, and his hair was combed straight back and
Ps 139:13-18 plastered down with some kind of heavy oil or cream. He was eating a ham-
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. burger. It was loaded with “the works” - meat, lettuce, onions, pickles, tomatoes,
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy and mustard. Especially mustard. Between bites he would glance down proudly
works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
at the woman beside him.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously
wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my mem- She was much shorter than he in stature, had faded brown hair that was
bers were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was held down by bobby pin clips, and wore a simple, drab print dress that came
none of them. nearly to her ankles. Her hands were weathered from work, the kind done on a
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! farm or ranch. Lines had begun to form on her face, but behind the lines was a
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I hint of a nervous smile. She was shy and embarrassed.
am still with thee.
“What can I do for you ” I asked as people gathered around us. The man
Most of us know the verses above but have you really stopped and thought took another bite of his burger, chewed and savored it slowly, and said, “We want
about them. Each one of us are the handywork of God. His thoughts toward us to get married, and we want to know if you’ll do it.” With these words I gulped
are precious. Somebody cares about you and that somebody is GOD. What more and looked down at the sidewalk. I couldn’t afford to let this stranger see the fear
could a person want? Someone used to say to me that God made you and God in my eyes. This was serious. At this point, as a seminary student I’d never per-
don’t make no junk! formed a wedding. I had only attended four weddings in my life. One of those
four was my own and I was so nervous I couldn’t remember what the preacher
We have verses that tell us that God opens and closes the womb. He said.
decides who conceives and who does not. The verses above tells us; He decides
what we are going to look like. Our character is already taking place in the womb. I was a mess - right here in the middle of Walnut Springs. “Well,” I re-
Jacob and Esau were already fighting about who was to be first. In another verse, plied with hesitation, “when would you like to be married?” “Right now.”
He says some are transgressors from the womb. God determines what He wants (Continued on page 11)
us to do while we are in the womb. God calls people from the womb to
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he had done. If you have repented and God has forgiven you, then you do not to do His work. We are used of God but only those who receive Christ as their
need to carry guilt around every day. Never justify your actions but always use Lord and Savior are birthed into the family of God. They are the only ones whose
them to show how great a work God did in you when you called upon Him. Satan sins are washed away. It also says God takes us from the womb. God prepares
won’t bring up our sins to us when he sees it reminds us of our great God who us. He has a purpose for our lives and He determines whether we live or die.
forgave us. When we come forth, our choice is to submit and to look to our Creator for life,
or choose to attempt to find life on our own, which God says, if we do, we will
The womb is God’s workshop and to enter that womb is to interfere with LOSE our life. How true it is.
God’s work. It’s one thing for you to break into my house, but to break into
God’s place of work is quite another thing. Every day, by the thousands, women God DOES NOT do the choosing for us. He does choose whether we
are blinded and deceived into believing they can play god with the fruit of their are blessed or cursed, whether we fall or stand, whether we live or die, and then
womb. God is not blind and He sees clearly what is taking place, and He will as judge, He determines what we deserve for the way we handled His gift of life,
give righteous judgment to all who would destroy His works. All includes ev- given by His Son. God predestinated the plan of salvation because of His fore-
eryone involved in abortion. As R.G. Lee preached, “Pay day, some day.” This knowledge, knowing man’s freedom would and could get him in trouble. God
generation of women must repent or perish; the choice is theirs. loved us enough to give the life of His only Son (knowing He had the power to
resurrect Him) to give us a way to come back to Him. What a mighty God,
My heart cries for my generation of women who are blinded by Satan what a loving God, and what a mighty Creator.
and are used of Satan to destroy man. Satan began in Genesis by deceiving Eve
and we find him at work in Revelations as we see the great whore, Mystery Baby- Where does He do all this work? In the womb of woman! He has in-
lon, carrying a golden cup in her hand with the blood of saints and prophets, as trusted the womb to woman. She is to help meet the needs of man. It was not
she rode the beast. good for man to be alone. He could not fulfill God’s purpose for his life without
Rev 18:24 woman’s womb. God’s purpose for making a male and female was to multiply
and reproduce. This work was created to be done in a marriage. Any sex act
And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were outside of marriage is against God’s word. Did you understand that? There is
slain upon the earth. no justification for having sex just because you desire to. Our desires are to be
controlled and kept within the marriage.
To the woman I would remind you, there are more ways than one to de-
stroy a man. You might never have an abortion but think nothing about destroy- This generation wants to be free to do whatever they desire to do, but
ing a man with your tongue. My heart’s desire is that no man could accuse me of they don’t want the penalty of their actions. God decides who conceives. If a
damaging his life by the way I served his life. woman conceives, God expects her to deliver a child. Satan started with woman
and he has always used woman to destroy man. God meant her for good! God
God has intrusted us women with a womb. Will we be protected and meant her to help man to fulfill His will. Satan deceives and uses woman to take
used of God, or abused and used by Satan? You have freedom of choice BUT man down to death. I’m ashamed as a woman to have to acknowledge that my
you can’t choose your penalty or reward for your choice!!! generation has a multitude of deceived women!!!!
Rev 18:24
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Rev 12:1-6 We are so worried about the coronavirus at this time, but did you know
12 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under
her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
that in one month there were 72,000 abortions. We are worried about our lives
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. but we are doing nothing about the lives of the unborn.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads
and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon If your are a woman that has had an abortion, for any reason outside of
stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. life or death reason, you have been partner in murder. God forgives all sins when
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was we acknowledge we have sinned and we cry for forgiveness. God forgives the sin
caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should of murder. He forgave David because David had a repentant spirit about what
feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
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Jerry L. Brewster 3-31-91

Some years ago the Christ was caught, and to the judgment seat was brought;
Accused of many deeds of wrong, He was brought before the screaming throng.

They said, “He claimed that He was God, while walking on this earthly sod”....
But God (they said) He cannot be, He is not God for we can see,
He’s just a man who broke the law. We know He did, there’s some who saw.

They paid some witnesses to say, “We saw Him break the law today.”
And so the trial ended there, it wasn’t just, it wasn’t fair.
The people said, “He’ll die today.” for the wrong He did, He’ll surely pay.

And so they led Him to the cross. His followers said, “We’ll suffer loss.”
There’s no one else to lead us through. He’s done. He’s finished..... what will we do?

And so He died there on that tree, naked, bruised for all to see.
He took the sins of all mankind, so God the Father to our sins would be blind.
To those who realized...that day, He died to take our sins away.

They laid Him in a borrowed grave, they said, “Himself He could not save.”
They set a watch that would be sure, the stone they would be secure.
For He had said He’d rise again, after His death by sinful men.
And on the morning of that third day, THE ANGEL ROLLED THE STONE AWAY.

So Jesus rose that selfsame morn and Mary Magdaline He did warn,
Do not touch my body yet, a new one I must go and get.
But go and tell the others true, I’ll come back soon and visit you,
To tell you just what must be done, to exalt the Father, Spirit and Son,
That souls of men we might redeem...before they burn and cry and scream!

And all the world will know some day....THE ANGEL ROLLED THE STONE AWAY.
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