Monday, November 17, 2014

Searching For God

 I read several years ago in the Pentecostal Evangel Magazine that it was estimated that only 2% of those that claimed to be born again Christian have ever read through the entire Bible..... This I see as a sad testimony to the faith of our Brothers and Sisters, for here is the very WORD of God contained within sixty-six books which, written by approx. 40 men in three different languages over approx. a 1500 year period of time was actually authored by the Holy Spirit.
The Bible is truly the greatest piece of literature in all of man's history and it's authenticity cannot be denied as it has been seen through hundreds and hundreds of prophecies that have been fulfilled and then there is the evidence found within this Book on the subjects of medicine and science which wasn't confirmed by scientists until 2000-4000 years later.
For the curious at heart please check out this link -
Satan's goal is to kill, steal and destroy that which God has created and he has thousands of ways to accomplish his goal.  I believe the six most common known methods of achieving his goal are:
1. Convincing you that neither God nor he exist.
2. Convincing you the Bible is full of contradictions.
3. Convincing you that there is no such thing as Creation.
4. Convincing you that there are no absolute truths.
5. Convincing you that there is plenty of time to search for God another day.
6. Convincing you that there is more than one way to get to Heaven.
The following was taken from Bible Pathway Ministries daily guide.

Bible Pathway Devotionals

Through the Bible in one year in 15 minutes a day, from Bible Pathway Ministries

Read Acts 20
Paul's visit to Macedonia and Greece; Paul seized in the Temple at Jerusalem.
And when he (Paul) would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done (Acts 21:14).
Paul was in Caesarea on his way to Jerusalem when the prophet Agabus foretold that Paul would be arrested by the Jews and imprisoned by the Romans. His friends pleaded with him not to proceed to Jerusalem. When they failed to persuade him not to go on, they answered, The will of the Lord be done.
It is not God's will for anyone to hate or persecute us, but if they do, we can rest assured that God permitted it, and that every trial can be a means of accomplishing His will in us. We must not always assume the worst. God uses many resources to direct our lives. This includes trials and tribulations. Everything that happens to us in life helps direct our decision making. This means the good things and the bad things. Families will fall apart. People will fall into depression. This may happen as a result of these trials. Remember, we are never outside the reach of God. He may be sending us down a rocky road that is hard to travel. However, it may lead to the greatest blessing of our lives. That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ (I Pet. 1:7).
As we accept this, we can forgive and turn our attention away from the person who caused our difficulty and let others see the love of Christ through us. As people see that we continue to love during our difficult times, it will reveal Christ to them in a special way. Especially if the people being loved have contributed to the difficult times in our lives. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matt. 5:44).
Whether the trial came because of hatred by an enemy or the disloyalty of a friend, through fault or no fault of our own, our difficulty should bring us to a closer relationship with the Lord. Knowing this, we can give ourselves wholeheartedly to His will with the assurance that He who placed us here can also bring us out of our troubles. Therefore, stand in your time of trouble with confidence. Jesus has proven Himself to be faithful and will do what He says.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who . . . made Himself of no reputation . . . humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross (Phil. 2:5-8).

Thought for Today:
Our “peace” with God is determined by our “trust” in Him.
The Ministry of Bible Pathway is an absolute miracle. When you think of its very humble beginnings and where it is today, only 40 years later, it is astounding! Today, it is one of the most strategic ministries, placing total emphasis on the power of the whole counsel of God's Word to change lives and to affect the destiny of nations. Bible Pathway's daily devotional content points out the necessity of a right relationship with God and our responsibility to others.
In the fall of 1973, Dr. John A Hash decided to run a small ad in a religious publication offering a free Bible study guide to help people read through the Bible in a year's time. Delighted by the 1,000 responses to his ad, Dr. Hash contacted a printer to begin publishing his new guide, only to find the printer would only run a minimum of 20,000 copies. Dr. Hash responded, " I looked it on as sowing seed for a harvest." In a manner of two years, readership escalated to 50,000.
Requests for Bibles and Bible Pathways poured in from world's mission fields as the ministry was faced with translating the popular study guide in many languages, including those of Third World countries.
From the very beginning of the Ministry, Bible Pathway has fought the good fight of faith. God has done great things through this ministry with a small staff. The ministry has grown through the years often with limited funds.

Dr. John A Hash 

The Bible Pathway Ministries' Devotional Guide which I have used for the last seventeen years can be ordered through the Bible Pathway Ministries website at or you may find each day's devotional online at
To get through this hard head of mine, my method of reading through the King James Version of the Bible each day includes listening to the audio King James Version at the same time and this can also be found online at