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February 4, 2009
Practical Spiritual Warfare web site, a division of Mission Miami Valley and
authored by Dr. D. Vincent (Bud) Ford. This e-zine is dedicated to providing
valuable, practical information for dealing with the chaotic and confusing times
in which we live.
Practical Spiritual Warfare Web Site
Dr. D. Vincent (Bud) Ford Mission
Tips for Kingdom
Strategic Advice for
Thoughts to meditate
Articles Pointing to
the End Times
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1. Tips for kingdom living – Acceptance
How do we learn to accept those who are different from
Accepting others may require us to look at people from a
What if the person has committed a terrible sin, do we
still accept him or her?
Nothing we do can separate us from God's love. In the same
way, we should always love others. This does not mean we accept or condone their
sinful actions, but we love and accept them as unique and special creations of
Are times we should not be accepting?
We must not accept or tolerate sin in our own lives. Sin is
our enemy, seeking to destroy us. If we are willing to allow any specific sin
that dwell in our heart unattended, it will begin to spread like a malignant
tumor, affecting all we think and do.
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2. Strategic Advice for the Remnant
Strategy for strengthening yourself and your sphere of
The world is becoming more and more chaotic. The chaos is
not going to go away until Jesus’ return. In the meantime, what are we as
Christians to do? Here are some tips.
1. Start with you.
Commit to Christ, be an example and share Christ.
2. Secure your family for Christ.
Invite Jesus to be a family member, get right with your
spouse, and throw away any lewd or questionable materials - in other words,
clean your house.
3. Revitalize your local church.
Know your Bible, fellowship with others at church, become
involved in growing the church and encouraging outreach, then you will have
earned a right to speak out on doctrinal soundness and on equipping believers.
4. Reclaim what is right in our culture within your sphere
Take a stand for what is right, help those in need, assert
leadership within your sphere of influence.
5. Expect the Lord's return in a moment.
However, act and behave as if it will be a long time before
he does return. Determine to make a difference in the lives of other people.
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3. Scripture Guidance
O Lord our Lord,
how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the
The King James
A rough workingman
left his home one winter morning in Chicago on his way to the factory. There
had been a heavy snowfall the night before. Because the day was cold and the
man was not feeling quite up to the mark, he decided that he must have a bracer
before he went to his work. He was heading for the rum shop at the next
corner. As he plowed his way along through the snow he heard a small voice pipe
out behind him, "Father, I am coming too. I am putting my feet in your
tracks." The man did not go to the saloon that morning when the significance of
the situation dawned upon him. He would make no tracks into the door of a rum
shop for his boy.
4. Thoughts for Meditation
LIVING BY FAITH – DO ALL THINGS TO HIS GLORY
1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
So whether you eat or drink or
whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
We've said it before – our one purpose in being here is to
bring glory to God – in all ways – in everything that we do. Everything.
How many things do we do each day that we'd rather not talk
to God about? How many places do we go that we'd rather Jesus didn't catch us
there? Why do we have the misimpression that if we don't tell Him about it, He
Some years ago when I was a baby Christian, I asked a woman
I knew how she dealt with this situation – doing everything to the glory of
God. She told me she tried always to keep a mental image of Jesus standing
right next to her, watching and listening to everything she did. She was
already aware that He was there, and keeping this image helped to remind her.
If she did something she knew pleased Him, she would think
about Him with a smile on His face. If she did something she knew hurt Him, she
would think about Him crying. And it worked!
She found herself restraining her tongue more. She found
herself refraining from doing or saying anything that would offend Jesus. Soon,
there was a transformation – she began to automatically do things that would
make Him smile. But better yet, she began to want to do these things because
they glorified Him.
She came to realize that the things she did that made
Jesus smile were things that also glorified Him in her life. Her actions and
her words were a witness to the world of who Jesus was to her. By doing and
saying only those things that would make Him smile, she was glorifying His name.
Take this step in learning to live by faith, and begin
doing only those things that will glorify God – whatever you say or do or eat or
drink or think, let it be to the glory of our Lord.
Articles Pointing to the End Times Watch
5. Articles Pointing
to the End Times Watch
[Note: The number
following End Times Watch is the sequence number of the End Times article and is
inserted to assist the reader in location the article as well as assisting the