Castles

Teresa Poucher

  I remember a little boy named Charlie; he was maybe four years old.  He would pretend to baptize his sister in Jesus’ Name, as we preach.  One day, he had his hand on what he called a microphone and preached.  He pointed up and said, “castles in heaven,” then pointed down and said, “castles in hell.”

 

I listened to a sermon on YouTube just the other day: “Secrets About Strongholds” by Josh Herring.1 This sermon challenged me to make sure I had forgiven any sin that was inflicted upon me as well as any sin I inflicted on others. Sin won’t enter heaven; if I haven’t forgiven someone, I’m taking their sin with me. It brought me back to Matthew 6:14: “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

 

“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.” (Proverbs 18:19)

 

I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.” (Jeremiah 6:27) 2, 3

 

  So are we building a castle, a stronghold?  Are we making it to protect others and bring them into the fold?  

 

“Castles in heaven and castles in hell.”1)

The Secrets About Strongholds – Josh Herring – YouTube

 2) Brown-Driver-Briggs (BDB) Lexicon: fortification, fortress, fortified city, a stronghold.

 3) Strong’s Concordance:  From בָּצַר H1219; a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figuratively a defender: – (de-, most) fenced, fortress, (most) strong (hold).

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Published by Tpouch1

My day starts with a cup of good coffee and a talk with Jesus. I started walking with Jesus when I was eighteen. That was In March 1979. I have fought many battles. No I haven’t won them all, but I have learned how to not only survive but thrive. Let me share with you...

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