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Thursday 15 March 2012
Welcome to Brook Cherith Ministries
Thursday 15 March 2012 - 06:20:15
The name of this ministry comes from I Kings 17: 3-6. Brook Cherith is where the man of God (Elijah) was both to receive his drink and nourishment.
We, like Elijah, need a place we can go to find nourishment in the time of this drought. We claim no special gifts or abilities, just the unadulterated Word of God and words of encouragement. We will provide tapes, short writings, CD's of our preaching and singing etc.. These tapes and CD's have been compiled for over 40 years. The focus is on giving God the glory and showing man his true position as a helpless sinner.
BROOK CHERITH MINISTRIES endeavors only to magnify the Sovereign Lord in an age when HE is mocked, ridiculed, disbelieved and disobeyed. Prayerfully, the light of this ministry can shine upon you in this darkened time
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Tuesday 20 March 2012 - 17:44:34
“For consider him that endureth such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” (Hebrews 12:3)
In our study today, we are looking once again at this glorious passage. As I thought on this verse my mind picked out the words "Consider Him". Throughout the day these words have, like the tentacles of an octopus, hung in the rafters of my soul.
Paul’s words here are a continuation of the thoughts of chapter 11, where we are brought face-to-face with the faith of saints of days gone by who have suffered, even to death, for their faith. These Paul refers to as "a great cloud of witnesses" (12:1).
They have witnessed to the faithfulness of God in each of their circumstances. We are challenged in chapter 12, verse 2, to “look to Jesus", keeping our eyes on the finish line and the winners circle, where our Lord is waiting for we who are in the race. The Old Testament saint could not see, by his or her eye of faith, the finish line. They were pressing on, not really knowing where they were going, but they searched for a city whose builder and maker is God (Heb. 11:10).
We, on the contrary, know; for our faith has believed the promise made by our Lord that He would go to prepare a place for us (John 14:2). John describes this place for us in Rev. 21: 10. We have evidence of the promise written in this precious book. Multiple promises and evidences assure our faith.
It is good to learn of those who faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles and triumphed, but our example is, more so, Christ. The word "consider" (used here) means to estimate. In other words, what is your estimation of Christ? Our trials, tests, persecutions, are nothing to be compared to His. He resisted, unto blood, striving against sin. We have not done so! It behooves us to, in time of trials, look to our Lord as our example. Many of us have faltered along the way, but HE never doubted or staggered at the will of the Father.
What is our test, or trial? I’ve often said, and heard others say, we are either in a trial, just finished one, or preparing to enter one. To finish successfully, fix your eyes on Him. The eyes of faith can see through the trial, through the tunnel, beyond the trail, to the triumphant victory. Our race will not be without effort on our part. The word "striving" (Heb. 12:4) is a laborious word. It connotes both work and warfare. Most saints want to remain in the bivouac area and taste the same victory as those who crawled through the trenches, ducked the bullets, bombs and grenades of the enemy. While they can taste victory, their experience has not earned them the same ability to taste as those on the front line.
Fainting is common among the weak and fearful. To "faint" means to quit, plain and simple. The trials are not designed by our Father to destroy us, but to develop and mature us. If our estimation of the Lord is what it should be, we will strive vigorously to get to the finish line. We must arrive, for it is His determinate plan to bring us through. We may arrive scarred, wounded, tired, weary, stained and strained, but we SHALL get to the finish.
The estimation we have placed upon our Lord will determine how well we do in the race. We will not all be in first place. If we are His we shall reach the finish line and taste the victory. There will be those to whom the victory is sweeter than others, but none-the-less, sweet. The main reason is because HE is there. He watches over us in our trials as He did the disciples on the Sea of Galilee, and He makes a way, giving us victory after victory until we reach our final home.
I pray you as well as I might get a greater glimpse of Him, fix a higher estimation of Him and not fail in the race.
Dr. Larry Montgomery
Friday 17 February 2012
America’s Number One Problem
Friday 17 February 2012 - 22:06:11
I’ve watched with some degree of interest, more or less, the Republican presidential debates. The one most obvious fact to me is that NONE of the candidates, including the present resident of the White House, have the slightest idea of the major problem in this country. It is also evident from the inquiry of the American people that about 9 out of 10 citizens have no clue either.
Most of the candidates seem to make much of their spiritual compulsion. If that is so, why such a mystery as to the #1 problem in this country? Economy, social issues, pipelines, social security, Medicare, Iran, China, baked beans and onions, etc., these are only symptoms of the real ailment.
We’ve allowed the country to reach a state of morbidity while ‘treating’ the symptoms. An aspirin will not cure the malignancy so vivid, audible and destructive that survival will be nothing short of a miracle (a miracle of the Exodus proportion). Most of you who will read this know by now what the REAL distemper is. It is nothing but a SPIRITUAL PROBLEM.
American must, in order to survive, remember from whence we have fallen, repent and return to the God of our fathers and the truths of His book, THE BIBLE. This nation has forsaken truth so much so that we have, if not a Muslim one that has strong Muslim leanings, sitting in the presidential chair. He is a proven liar and an enemy to this country.
The leading contenders for presidential nominee of the Republican Party are Mormon and Catholic. Please tell me how either, believing what they believe, are intelligent enough to rule this nation. If you have any form of a positive answer to that question, please examine yourself and see if you be in the faith!
Dr. Larry Montgomery
Saturday 21 January 2012
Saturday 21 January 2012 - 22:07:31
The heated race for Republican nominee for president is not without controversy and by no means the least is the upheaval among so-called ‘evangelicals’ as to Newt Gingrich’s past, majoring on his marriages.
Before I address the subject of his marriages, let me define ‘evangelicals’. Webster defines it as “in accordance to the teachings of the New Testament”. It wrongly groups Baptist with Protestants, a common mistake. Protestants are those who came out of the Papal church in protest to the non-biblical order and practices of the Catholic Church. Baptists were never in the Papal Church, so in the true sense of the word are not Protestant.
Evangelicals are a conglomerate of bodies of believers in who knows what, but claiming to believe in Christ, not necessarily THE CHRIST of the Bible and not necessarily THE Bible, but any rendition and perversion thereof.
Bible believers will quickly agree that one of the greatest kings of all history had a rugged road, matrimonially. He reclaims a wife given him, then to another, by his predecessor (I Samuel 25:44; II Samuel 3: 14-16). He took another man’s wife, even having him slain in war (II Samuel 11). Obviously David’s life was not spotless morally, yet he was a great king. A repentant king.
No Bible believer would condone the moral indiscretion of Mr. Gingrich’s life. His, however, is open for all to see. Who knows if there are any in the lives of the others? I am more concerned with his Papal church affiliation than otherwise. Yet better a Catholic than a Muslim!!!??
Dr. Larry W. Montgomery