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Karl Larson April 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm

We must “feed on every Word of God”. Thank you for this reminder and a delicious meal!

Jack Wellman April 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thank you so much Mr. Larson. I think you are exactly right…we must feed on the Word daily…for who eats a meal once a week but sadly, many Christians never open their Bible except on Sunday at church. That is why they are spiritually famined people in the Body of Christ.

C Mendoza April 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Great Word Jack. We live on this earth looking to get flying colors on a test for more money. Money can be easily burned and also us with it for living just for it. These test God gives can all be passed depending how smart we want to be. God can do all !!!!!!

Jack Wellman April 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Thank you for your kind words my friend. Amen to God can do it all. I love your comment about money as you are spot on…it will all burn away like wood, hay, and stubble and only those things that can’t be shaken will pass thru the fire. May God richly bless you my friend.

Jack April 21, 2013 at 4:27 am

Hello again, Pastor Jack! I have yet again another question, you know animals that only eat other animals? Well, in the Garden of Eden, before a certain man and woman brought sin into the universe, what did the carnivores eat back then if, ‘they were at peace with each other’? Thank you so much, Jack H

Jack Wellman April 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I am not sure Jack. They may not have even been carnivorous before the fall. I can not say for sure though. Good question though my friend.

Robert April 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Great article Jack,
I think it would help all Christians to look upon times of testing as times of spiritual growth. You have reminded me of this truth. Thank you.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Robert April 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm

To the two Jacks (there’s a card joke there somewhere),
I think this verse may have the answer to the first Jack’s question about the menu of animals before the Fall, “And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so” (Genesis 1:30 ESV). The Bible indicates that both man and animal lived off plants before the Fall. Hope this helps. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Jen April 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

Dear Jack, I found your website just before lunch today and here I am nearly 4 hours later still reading and thinking, totally absorbed.

I wonder if you can explain why God called Isaac Abraham’s ‘only son’ when he had another son by the slave, Hagar?

And now to continue reading. God bless you and the work you are doing. Jen

Jack Wellman April 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thank you for your question Jen. Truly Isaac was Abraham’s only son because Sarah pressured Abraham to have another child thru their handmaiden or bondwoman Hagar since Sarah thought they were getting too old to bear their own children and so Ishmael was not a legitimate marriage or child so the child illegitimate in God’s eyes and so truly, Isaac was his only son.

Abraham had Ishmael by the handmaiden Hagar. But Isaac was the child of promise, not Ishmael: “But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named,'” (Gen. 21:12). We must see things as God sees them and not thru our own eyes of understanding. Does this make sense Jen?

David Bainito April 27, 2013 at 5:49 am

GOD BLESS U I AM REquesting 4 ur daily divotion.. Thank u man of God

Jack Wellman April 27, 2013 at 11:57 am

Dear Mr. Bainito, please click on the link that says Sign Up for Free eBook” to get on our daily devotional site sir or this link might help:

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David Bainito April 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Praise God man of God, i sincerely need a bible am requestin 4 one preferably Nkjv.. GOD BLESS AND KEEP U.

Jack Wellman May 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Thank you Mr. Bainito. We do not have Bibles to give away. If you have the Internet, BibleGateway.com is a great site with all the Bible. Also visit this link for free Bibles at:http://www.freebibles.net/

Patricia Schneider April 27, 2013 at 6:23 am

Good morning, Pastor Jack!
A brand new article from you popped up in emails today. Never really thought about “testing God.” Who would dare, seriously?
But throughout the years past, yes, I’ve wondered if the”bad times” weren’t “punishments from God.” Never even thought God was ‘testing our faith to see our faith grow.’ Thank Sweet Jesus’ Holy Spirit I know better now!

The words that struck my heart and mind dearly were from James 1:2-5, especially “mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

For so long, Pastor Jack, I’ve felt like a “babe in the woods” when it came to understanding God’s Word, the Bible. (And trying to daily live by His Commands.) When I first discovered this site, WCWTK, back in late 2011/early 2012 (can’t recall exactly!) EVERYTHING I had learned and studied about Our Heavenly Father, His Son, Jesus, His Holy Spirit slowly became more concise. (If you remember, I had just come out of a 3 years depression?) Thanks to all these articles with Scripture passages, I returned to reading the Bible in earnest every day. (Still working on those ‘index cards’ you suggested? Tell you more ’bout that another time.)
The past month or so is when I noticed a profound difference within my spirit…those words from James 1:2-5, “mature and complete, not lacking anything” is EXACTLY what has happened within me, Pastor Jack! ‘Cause I DO believe that I’ve become a mature and complete Christian now. No longer a “babe in the woods.”
Oh, an AWESOME GOD WE HAVE LOVING US!!!

Thank you, Pastor Jack, for another enlightening article! (And yes, I know, the credit goes all to The Holy Spirit.)
Oodles of blessings for you and your family!
Always, in Christ, Jesus…Patty
P.S. Oh, forgot to ask…How does one KNOW if a Church leader is God’s Anointed One or a “false teacher or prophet?”

Jack Wellman April 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Thank you Patty. Every Christian is anointed by the Holy Spirit, however God calls some to be a church leader, pastor, elder or deacon. You can tell that they are chosen if the uphold the veracity or truthfulness of the Bible, that is has no error, if they preach straight from the Bible and do not water it down, if they elevate and attempt to glorify Christ in services, and if the preach the need for repentance, confession to God, and there is salvation only in trusting Christ alone by grace alone in faith alone in Him alone (Acts 4:12, Acts 16:30-31). If any or most of these are missing, find another church!

Patricia Schneider April 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Thanks so much, Pastor Jack! Will read up and study those passages from Acts 4:12, Acts 16:30-31. You DO have a terrific way of clarifying God’s Word for me, my dear brother in Christ…sooo happy God’s Holy Spirit sent me to you & WCWTK site!!!
PRAISE GOD FOREVER! Amen.
Always, in Christ, Jesus…Patty

Jack Wellman April 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Oh that people would read so much of the comforting and reassuring Scriptures Patty. Another such favorite is Ephesians 2:4-9 which testifies to salvation is in Christ alone, “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Now if we stop sinning and never sin, then Christ didn’t need to die. One fellow told me in the church the reason that he left was because he didn’t like to be called a sinner. I said, “Then you are not a sinner?” He said, “Yes, I’m not a sinner anymore.” I said, “Then I am so sorry my friend…because then Christ didn’t die for you for He came to save sinners, of which even Paul testified that he is the chief.” The man never came back to our church. That’s okay. Church is not a mansion for saints but a hospital for the sick (as in sinners).

Patricia Schneider April 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

AMEN!!!

Really liked that sentence, “Church is not a mansion for saints but a hospital for the sick (as in sinners.)”

Thanks, Pastor Jack!!

Nicholas May 3, 2013 at 4:37 am

AS SOON AS I READ THE TITLE I THOUGHT OF MALACHI 3:10 , WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT , I THINK TOO OF HOW SOLOMON ASKED FOR WISDOM TO HELP THE PEOPLE AND GOD GAVE HIM SO MUCH MORE FOR HIS WAY OF THINKING , I THINK OF HOW GOD USED DAVID , THERE BEING THE TIMES AS OTHERS WHEN HE DIDN’T FIRST ASK FOR GOD’S GUIDANCE , AND LEARNED LESSONS , SO MANY TIMES WHEN GOD’S PEOPLE WOULD GO AND WORSHIP IDOLS , AND LEARN TO RETURN TO GOD . I GUESS OUR IDOLS NOW-A-DAYS ARE MATERIAL THINGS , AND THE LOVE OF MONEY ………

xino November 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

i think you did not clearly explain the meaning to “testing God”.

“Why not? If we are testing God then we are showing a lack of trust in Him.”
How can we show lack of faith by believing his words?

Psalm 91 says he will send his angel to protect him so that his feet will not curb the ground.
Now if Jesus believed that verse that God would do it, he is putting his faith in that verse and in God, thus also testing him.

Another example.
If I was drinking tea at work and someone said “i will poison your tea, will you show me your god always protect you?”.
For me to agree and to drink the poison he poured in my tea to prove to him God will not let the poison harm me is clearly testing God.
Because why should I endanger myself just to prove to someone God is with me?

even though the Living Words of God says “no weapon shall form against me”.

so I ask you again: “what is testing God?”.
How can we put the words of God into action without testing God?

Nicholas November 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm

above comment from xino —- are you getting at — Do not tempt the Lord thy God ?? , I can’t say I would be a snake handler , I think the point though is we are to trust in God , I say read the word , study it , pray about it , and try your best to follow it . I know one thing , my learning of the Bible is in no comparison to the writer — Pastor Jack , I know he will clarify himself





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