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Issue No: 301     Published: 30 Jul 2007

WHO IS YOUR BOSS?

We nearly all have a boss, whether we prepared to admit it or not.

Of course, our boss is easy to identify when we work in a hierarchical system, be it in business, government, or the church. At home too, many will say that the man is the boss of the house, but in reality, this is often not the case!

For most of us, there is someone we will look to for advice and instruction in our daily lives. While often complaining about our bosses, we live in societies that operate on a boss/bossed system.

It is the same in the church. From the formal structures of the Roman Catholics, the various Orthodox Churches, the Anglicans (Episcopals) and Lutherans at one end of the scale, to the supposedly informal Pentecostal and Independent churches at the other. In these latter churches, 'submission teachings' were in vogue for much of the latter 20th Century and still retain a highly influential role today.

Most church goers are happy to accept this system, for it is the easy option. By giving someone else authority for our spiritual wellbeing (quoting Hebrews 13:17 in isolation), we all too easily abdicate personal responsibility for our own behavior. We then live as we wish, relying upon our understanding of God to be spoon fed to us by others, those supposedly more spiritually knowledgeable and mature than ourselves.

Effectively, we have returned to the Old Testament position of a priesthood being inserted between God and mankind.

Incidentally, this formal, male dominated authority structure, is one of the major reasons why there are so few men in the church. Reality is, wherever you go, round two thirds of the church are women. Why is this? Put simply, the modern priesthood have usurped the males spiritual role in the family. Married women, whether their husbands attend church or not, will invariably look to the pastor or priest as their 'spiritual guru'. Many men understand this and feel they can't do anything about it other than vote with their feet.

However, Jesus came to put an end to the Old Covenant by setting up the New, where, through His ultimate sacrifice on the cross of Calvary, the way has been opened for us to again have the direct relationship with God the Father enjoyed by Adam and Eve before they understandably ate the delicious Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, Gala apple! Sorry about that! Had to get a plug in for our regions largest export crop! Actually, it was simply, the 'forbidden fruit'.

My friend, whether you are pastor or priest, parishioner or people, our boss is to be GOD.

For pastors and priests, the Word is very clear. The role is one of trainer, helping others find and reach out to God for themselves, not one of authority (formal or informal) over people's lives.

10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

We are ALL to reach unity, ALL to grow in knowledge of Jesus, ALL to become mature and ALL to become like Jesus.

This can only be achieved by making Jesus our example, seeking the will of the Father to be revealed to each of us personally through ongoing individual study of the Word and through the personal revelation of the Holy Spirit.

As a pastor reading this you may say, on the one hand, that you desire this but the people don't want it! Yet on the other, often in subtle ways, you, they, we, will set ourselves up as authorities in the ways of God, or in extreme cases, as being the way to God.

Parishioners and people, you, we, must put in the effort required to seek out Jesus for ourselves. The Father is waiting to communicate His ways and desires for us through the Word and the revelation of the Holy Spirit. Yes, it takes time and effort, but it is both our opportunity and responsibility under the New Covenant.

Relationship is a two-way thing. In marriage, we do not expect a third party to be an intermediary between our spouses and ourselves on a regular basis. The iconic joke (or reality) of the interfering mother-in-law relates to this. While we might seek counselling when we have a specific problem, our primary relationship is with our partner. With God too, as in marriage, you cannot build a successful relationship through a third party. We must grow in His knowledge and intimacy individually.

May you, may I, commit to making our Lord Himself, the boss of our lives today.

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FROM THE WORD

UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit— just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.” (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." (Ephesians 4:1-16)


SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO GOD
"What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?" (James 4:1-12)

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." (Hebrews 11:6)

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DARKNESS AND LIGHT
408. The only way to turn off darkness is to switch on the light.

409. The laws of both Nature and the Spirit reveal that light will always penetrate darkness.

410. Most people try to switch off darkness when in reality, they need to turn on the light.

411. There is nowhere so dark that it cannot be penetrated by light.

412. So often we don't appreciate the true value of light until we find ourselves in darkness.

413. Light doesn't shine brightly through a dirty window.

414. We must pull back the curtains to let light shine into the room of our life.

415. Light and darkness cannot co-exist. The one will always mingle with the other.

416. There must always be a barrier to separate light and darkness.

417. There are only two ways to turn light into darkness - building walls to exclude the light, or turning the light off at its source. The second is by far the easiest.

1276. For the darker the darkness, the brighter the light will be seen that shines within it.

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FROM YOU - TO ME - TO YOU

Dear David,

Greetings from Cameroon! Thank you very much for the 300th edition of WWJ. I
really love this issue and all what you wrote about revival. How easy it is
to think that revival will come through prayers when we have not repented
from our sins and live a life that bring glory to God. The message is to the
point, brother, the key is repentance, going back to God and going back to
His Way and now we can pray for change and be sure that God will hear us and
bring change. Keep on with the good work of challenging us to be ready for
the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ!

My greetings to your beloved wife, Kath,

In Him,
Prosper Atchombat
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Iam so grateful of u and for the work youre doing to build many in the word of encouragement.God bless u richly

DIBYA RICHARD
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Congrats on your 300th issue!

Well done and God bless you for your obedience to Him,

Keep on seeking God, there's always new ground to discover with Him. Every novel has an ending, but your relationship with God will always contain new adventures.

God bless,
Wolfe Braude
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CRANWELL'S CARTOON

13 So Daniel was brought before the king, and the king said to him,
“Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from
Judah? 14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and
that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom. 15 The
wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this writing
and tell me what it means, but they could not explain it. 16 Now I
have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve
difficult problems. If you can read this writing and tell me what
it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed
around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the
kingdom.” 17 Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts
for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I
will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means. 18 “O
king, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty
and greatness and glory and splendor. 19 Because of the high position
he gave him, all the peoples and nations and men of every language
dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put
to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to
promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled. 20
But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was
deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. 21 He was
driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived
with the wild donkeys and ate grass like cattle; and his body was
drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most
High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and sets over them
anyone he wishes. 22 “But you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled
yourself, though you knew all this. 23 Instead, you have set yourself
up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple
brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. 24 Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription. 25 “This is the inscription that was written:

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN

26 “This is what these words mean:

Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. 27 Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. 28 Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” 29 Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom. (Daniel 5:13-29)

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12 LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM ‘DIVIDING THE WATERS’ (Continues)

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LAUGHING AT OURSELVES

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625. WHY GOD?
God greets Mother Teresa at the Pearly Gates. "Thou art hungry, Mother Teresa?" asks God.

"I could eat," Mother Teresa replies. So God opens a can of tuna and reaches for a chunk of rye bread, and they share it.

While eating this humble meal, Mother Teresa looks down into Hell and sees the inhabitants devouring huge steaks, lobsters, pheasants, pastries and fine wines. Curious, but deeply trusting, Mother Teresa remains quiet.

The next day God again invites Mother Teresa to join him for a meal. Again, it is tuna and rye bread. Once again looking down, Mother Teresa can see the denizens of Hell enjoying caviar, champagne, lamb, truffles and chocolates. Still Mother Teresa says nothing.

The following day, mealtime arrives, and another can of tuna is opened. Mother Teresa can contain herself no longer. Meekly, she says: "God, I am grateful to be in heaven with you as a reward for the pious, obedient life I led. But here in Heaven all I get to eat is tuna and a piece of rye bread and in the Other Place they eat like emperors and kings! Forgive me, O God, but I just don't understand..."

God sighs. "Oy, let's be honest, Mother Teresa," God says. "For just two people, does it pay to cook?"

624. UPDATES
Our assistant pastor, an avid football fan, had to hear confessions on Saturday during an important Nebraska - Notre Dame game.

When one man had finished his confession, the Father asked him, "Are you by any chance going to be around the church for awhile?" "Yes, Father," answered the man, "I'm painting the church, and I'll be here all afternoon." "Would you mind, then," the priest asked, "coming back in now and then and keeping me posted on the game?" "Sure thing." Later, the priest slid open the confessional grille and heard, "Father my last
confession was fifteen minutes ago. Since then I ain't done nothing and neither has Notre Dame."

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FACTS FOR FUN

LAST WEEKS QUESTION: Is there really such a thing as a flea circus?

ANSWER: Yes, flea circuses first appeared in Europe in the 1820s and
featured such spectacular diversions as the re-enactment of Napoleon's
defeat at Waterloo. They – but not their fleas - died out sometime in the
middle of the last century. Trainers use the fleas' natural responses to
stimuli to encourage them to jump and move around and even pull props.
Of course, the performers are tiny, so a magnifying glass is necessary for
a good view. (‘Flea bitten’ trainers?)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: Do sword swallowers really swallow the sword?

Answer Next Week.

SOME FUN FACTS

320. MILES HIGH
A cumulonimbus cloud can be gigantic! Six miles (10km) across and eleven miles (17.5 km) high, which is twice as high as Mount Everest! (Not just your average fluffy cloud!)

321. SEXY ORCHIDS
The orchid is named after the male genitalia. Its botanical family name, Orchidaceae, means ‘testicles’ in Greek and likely derives from an early notion that the orchid possessed aphrodisiac qualities. (Watch out for a man bearing orchids.)

322. DANGEROUS KISSES
In Japan, where kissing was once considered ‘unclean, immodest, indecorous, ungraceful, and likely to spread disease' — per Tokyo's Prefect of Police — approximately 800,000 feet of kissing scenes were deleted from American movies released there in 1926. (Have now caught the bad habit!)

A WORD PUZZLE FOR YOU

Make another word from this word using all the letters.

WEARIEST

Answer at the end of A David Musing

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BIBLE QUESTION - PAUL

9) Paul's first role in early Christianity was that of a:

A - Persecutor
B - Martyr
C - Writer
D - Preacher

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IF ONLY I'D THOUGHT OF IT!

"""OTHER'S SAYINGS TO ENLIGHTEN, AMUSE, OR BEMUSE"""

!!!!!!! Elections: Things that are held to see if the polls were right. -Yasha

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!!!!! Never tell a bald man a hair-raising story.

!!!! The lottery is the best kind of tax ever conceived. It only taxes the willing.

!!! breakfast.com halted. Cereal port not responding.

!! You always hear that a camel can go 500 miles without water. How come nobody's ever bothered to see how far they can go WITH water.

! Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.- John Steinbeck

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MORE BIBLE RIDDLES

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Q What animal could Noah not trust?
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A. The cheetah.

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TILL DEATH DO US PART!

90. WHICH LAW
John was brought before the court on the charge of refusing to obey a police Officer. "Why did you refuse to move on when asked to do so by the officer?" the judge inquired, obviously wondering what unexplained force could have given such a man strength to buck a strong minion of the law.

"It's like this, your honor," explained John. "My wife said I was to meet her at exactly twelve noon at that spot - and I was forced to choose between man's law and wife's law."

91. PERSUASION
An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.

"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.

"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old man says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her," and he hangs up.

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this."

She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife.

"Okay," he says, "They're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own fares... Now what do we tell them for Christmas?

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BIBLE TRIVIA

SOLOMON'S SMELTERS.......
along with a shipyard and port were built at Eziongeber (today's Elath), an inhospitable desert situation where water was scarce. Why? The smelters utilised some principles of today's blast furnace. The constant, powerful winds roared down the valley and acted as bellows to keep the fires burning at high temperatures.

Adapted from: '1001 Surprising Things You Should Know About The Bible' MacGregor & Prys

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MARRIAGE - THE HEALTHY CHOICE

While debate on the role and importance of marriage has been raging for years overseas, in New Zealand such debates are not so frequently heard. International research reveals various ways in which marriage is beneficial to society and individuals, including more than 100 years of research that shows married people have better physical health, on average, than unmarried. Married people get sick less often and tend to live longer than single or divorced people. Emerging research also suggests it is likely there are health differences between those who are married and those living in de facto relationships.

There are three main reasons offered for these health differences. One is that married couples' long-term mutual investment in each other encourages healthy habits and discourages unhealthy ones. Unlike those in more casual relationships, married couples expect to rely on each other in the long term for childcare and financial support, so they are more likely to take an active interest in each other's health. While people living together in de facto relationships may also benefit from this to some degree, statistics show that on average marriage lasts longer than de facto relationships. Therefore, accumulated health benefits are not as significant over time outside of marriage. Secondly, married couples generally accumulate more wealth and this is associated with better health, due to improved diets, and a greater ability to visit doctors and dentists and to take out medical insurance. There is also a link between relationship quality and physical health. Married couples tend to have higher quality relationships than those in less formal relationships, often because of the added security that comes from long-term mutual commitment.

Internationally, sceptics who question the benefits of marriage have argued that marriage does not cause better health for adults-or any other associated advantages observed for the married-but that healthier and wealthier people are more likely to marry, therefore ensuring that they will continue to have the best health over the long term. The weight of social science evidence, though, does not support this view. This is because long-term research shows health advantages for married couples accrue after they marry; they are not evident beforehand. Similarly, after divorce, physical health tends to deteriorate, which indicates there are a number of factors associated with marriage that lead to better health. The fact that there are many social and taxpayer costs related to ill health reminds us that marriage is not only personally beneficial, it is a social good as well, not just for individuals, but for the whole community.

Source: Maxim Institute Real Issues No. 263

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WAXING LYRICAL

The inspiration for the first two parts of this poem came from a cross-island trek Kathy
and I went on when we were staying on the beautiful Island of Rarotonga, in the Cook
Islands. For those who don’t know, The Cooks are situated around the Tropic of Capricorn
in the Pacific Ocean. A great place to visit! The last part is based loosely on the book
of Revelation, Chapters 21 and 22, the biblical promise of what is to come. Hope it is
both enjoyable and challenging to you. Of course it is just verse, so is not all strictly
theologically accurate! Called poetic licence! My longest poem too, so will print it in small bits!

VICTORY! (Part 11)

RIDING THE RIVER OF LIFE

Hearing that gentle voice again inside,
“Relax now David, in me you do abide,
Obey me implicitly on this journey of life,
That’s the only way to keep out of strife.”

So relax I do, and float down the stream,
No effort on my part, life is but a dream!
So this is what living is all about!
For me there is, now no doubt!

Looking up to the sky, what do I see,
An eagle high above, flying so free.
Eagle eyes searching the river below,
A victory song, he does now bestow.

“But where will this stream take me?” I think,
Once again questioning, not wanting to sink,
“To the heavenly city,” the voice inside replies,
I believe him again, to me he never, ever lies.

“The heavenly city, wonder what its like?
I know!” The thought to me, then did strike.
For it is described in the guidebook Jesus gave,
The last two chapters - here it is - for it I did save.

To be continued over the weeks ahead.

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A DAVID MUSING

This week has brought 4 possibilities for premises for africa arise. Hopefully by next week we will be able to tell you what is going to happen.

I never, in my wildest dreams (or nightmares), ever imagined that I would be hanging thousands of clothes on coat hangers! Now we, between us we have hung up to 10,000 items, all stored away in bins awaiting premises! I now know which sides men's and women's shirts are buttoned on! Hugely spiritual! If that was the only difference between women and men! Another subject! Won't go there!

My Dad was a businessman, and used to say that the way to make money was in selling men's vices or women's vanities. I do hope this applies - for the sake of the poor in Africa. At the moment it is just hard work!

When Adam and Eve ate the fruit and realised they were naked, they sure started something! I just wonder though what they did beforehand when it got cold? You certainly wouldn't want to be running about here in New Zealand at the moment without clothes, for it is the middle of Winter!

Live in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand? Wrap up well - and why not do it with africa arise clothes!

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MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD.

His servant and yours

David Tait

Today's 'Word Puzzle' Answer: SWEATIER

TODAY'S 'BIBLE QUESTION': Persecutor (Acts 8:3)

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