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The James Allen Family, Missionaries to Brazil since 1991.
Home Church: Victory Baptist Church of Loganville, GA. http://www.getvictoryinyourlife.com/

Mission Board: Macedonia World Baptist Missions Inc.

"Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;" Romans 15:30 KJV

Friday, May 14, 2010

Well, today is May 14, 2010. Of course you already know that! But do you know what that means for this missionary family? Huh? It means that in just thirty short days we will be catching a plan to Brazil.

Our furlough is winding down and we are packing our bags to return to the field, and we are so excited about it. I say this with utmost respect. Let me explain something here. When you hear us say "we are so ready to get back to Brazil," please don't get offended or misunderstand us!

When we say this we are NOT saying that we are "SO READY TO LEAVE AMERICA!"
What we are saying is that we are ready to get back to the work that God has called us to do. To preach the precious Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost souls that are there. We say it in response to a Divine calling upon our lives without the which we would never leave this great land that we love!!

God bless America!
America bless God!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Put away all lying

Today during our family devotions I once again noticed a very interesting verse; Proverbs 12:22. It says this: "Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight." Man! Can you imagine yourself being the perpetrator of an abomination to God? Check out this definition with synonyms of the word “abomination”:

1. Extreme hostility and dislike: abhorrence, antipathy, aversion, detestation, hate, hatred, horror, loathing, repellence, repellency, repugnance, repugnancy, repulsion, revulsion.
2. An object of extreme dislike: abhorrence, anathema, aversion, detestation execration, hate. (answers.com)

It’s pretty clear to me that God does not like lies! In fact, I would say that He flat out hates, abhors and detests lies!
Take a good look at your KJV Bible and check out some other things that God considers abominations; it should help you never want to be a part of causing that kind of aversion and repugnancy from God.

The Apostle Paul was inspired by God to pen an Epistle to the Ephesians, who were a society that not only accepted lying as “normal” but in many cases preferred it over the truth. (Adam Clarke) In chapter 4 verses 17-25 he writes;

“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.” KJV

God help us as His children to never be an abomination to our own Father!
Let us "delight" our Lord with our constant truthfulness.