Ready

Simeon was ready.  Ready to see the purpose of his life fulfilled. "And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost,... Continue Reading →

Although…

(17) Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: (18) Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,... Continue Reading →

Accountable

26 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers. 26 Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and... Continue Reading →

Snow

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."The Bible, Isaiah 1:18 Have you ever wondered why snow appears white? People much smarter than me explain why.  When photons of... Continue Reading →

Excuses

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. – Proverbs 22:13 “Get there before the other man. Work harder than the other man. Stay later than the other man.” My pastor repeatedly taught me these three maxims many years ago. He repeated them to the point that... Continue Reading →

New Domain Name

Today I am beginning a process to change my website from www.martinwickens.com to www.martinwickens.com.  This reflects the change in our ministry from being a family supported in an ministry, to something more personal to just me.  So, if you subscribe to posts please keep an eye out for this change.  The new domain name is... Continue Reading →

“Of Zebulun”

32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war,... Continue Reading →

Enemies

"Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time. (9) And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch... Continue Reading →

“I Will”

As the humble herdsman of Tekoa drew his prophecy to a close, he shared a series of "I will" statements from God. Amos' prophecy has much to teach us today. As Amos looked at his society he saw a facade of might and money that hid the sad truth that as a nation a rottenness ate... Continue Reading →

Clarity

(18) Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. (19) And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest... Continue Reading →

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