Are you needing and looking for God’s provision in your life? A little ‘heads up’ … It does not come
without your faithfulness in giving to Him what’s His. “Give and it will be given to you...For by your
standard of measure, it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:38 (NASB)
People have said, “But Dale & Jeannie we cannot afford to give right now! Let us share confidently; you cannot afford
‘Not’ to. We have seen the hand of God’s provision time and time again. But it has not and does not come without our
financial faithfulness to Him. It’s a spiritual law…..AND IT WORKS!
Has CRA been a blessing to you? Has your life been changed by the truth of God’s Word through the ministry of
CRA? In the ‘same manner’ we thank you for your support! ‘We All’ must do our part to meet the need and keep
God’s Word active by way of evangelism. CRA has an online giving option www.christianrodders-racers.org; or
you can send your gift to CRA~PO Box 309~Valley Springs, CA 95252.
Does God’s Word Always Mean What It Says?
Interesting question don‟t you think? Why such a title? Surely every believer in Jesus also believes that His
Word always means what it says…or does it? Might there be a „double meaning‟? Could He have really been
meaning something else, when he said some of the statements He made? Then the question comes about the
pains taking copying, by hand; that took place centuries ago, well before Gutenberg ever invited the printing
press. After all, there are even „books‟ on bookshelves across the country that have page after page filled with
“facts of why the Bible has been mistranslated throughout the centuries”. Surely these „authors‟ must be correct
and God‟s Word must be in error. All this to say little, of a great number of folks; many who are part of today‟s
churches across the nation…who have chosen to believe what their mind is telling them rather than accepting
the simplicity of what the Word of God says. Many of these are saying as much, that God‟s Word should line
up with what they think and believe, rather than they humbling themselves and believing what the Word itself
If I sound too strong…then I‟m accomplishing my beginning mission. Perhaps it might be helpful to read how
the Lord spoke to Job when he was questioning things far above his personal knowledge. We can get the gist of
the Lord‟s thinking from chapter thirty eight and verse one: “Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind,
and said: (Now that alone ought to get a persons attention! At least that‟s my thought!) Who is this that
questions my wisdom with such ignorant words? Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions
for you, and you must answer them. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if
you know so much. Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? What supports its
foundations, and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for
joy?” A couple of chapter‟s later God was still making His point when He said in verse two of chapter forty;
“Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?” Is it any
wonder that Job in the following verses says, “I am nothing---how could I ever find the answers? I will cover
my mouth with my hand. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.”
Interestingly, God did! In verse seven of chapter forty, once again God said, “Brace yourself like a man,
because I have some questions for you and you must answer them. Will you discredit my justice and
condemn me just to prove you are right?” Now, I don‟t exactly know how Job was feeling by this time (I
really think I do!) however, I am pretty well convinced he was looking for a rug to crawl under if not a deep
hole to jump in to.
While most accept the words of Jesus Himself, as recorded in John 10:9 when He said, “I am the door. If
anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” Or His words in Matthew
22:14, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Or His words in Matthew 12:28 to “Come to Me, all you
who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” And any believer accepts Peter‟s words in Acts 4:10
& 12 when he said, “…let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus
Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified…there is no other name under heaven given among men by which
we must be saved.” However, when this same Jesus said such words as recorded in Mark 9:23 that “If you can
believe, all things are possible to him who believes,” or His words in Mark 11:24 when He said, “I say to you,
whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.” By the time
we get to His word in John 14:12 many are truly having fits, because He said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he
who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go
to My Father.” And verse 14 that “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
The question in the title of this week‟s CRA Moment should cause each one of us to step back, and ask
ourselves do we, or do we not believe God‟s Word, which means exactly what it says? There is a great deal at
stake as to the answer each one gives…for His Word speaks directly to the question… “Good is the word of the
Lord which thou hast spoken” (2 Kgs. 20:19, Isa. 39:8); “I the Lord have spoken it” (Ezek. 5:13 & 17), and
Jesus said in John 17:17, “Sanctify them by Your truth, Your word is truth.”
I remember learning from my mother this saying… “He said it! I believe it! And that settles it!”
Dale & Jeannie
Christian Rodders & Racers Assoc.
Cruisin’ & Racin’ For Christ!
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