Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Crucify the Flesh

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Romans 8: 12-13

Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
2Peter 3:17

These are just a few scriptures which show clearly that if we do not heed to the scriptures and do not walk in His ways, we will perish just as the ungodly.

The Lord will never send us away, but it are our sins which separate us from Him.
Nothing and nobody can take us out of His Hand, but we can walk out of His Hand if we want to. And many do, because they do not want to obey, they rather follow their own desires.
They may, so to speak, enjoy their sinful life. But they have to pay for it and will receive eternal death and be lost for eternity if they continue in their sin.

Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen
2 Peter 3:17-18

Just consider the shortness of life and the length of eternity!

Monday, November 28, 2005

God's Grace

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:8-10

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:28

God always seeks man. Christianity is not a religion of discovery, but of revelation. Grace is sovereign because if flows in one direction only--- from His throne to earth--- from His heart to the human soul.
Apart from the presence of lost sinners, grace would have no meaning, because there would be no objects to receive it.

Grace is the bestowal of God's favor to undeserving people.

Even when we were dead in sins, [God] hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved); and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:5-6

The concept of salvation by grace is boldly opposed to any attempt of man to be saved by works.Romans Chapter 4 says the same thing of Abraham--that he was justified, not by works, but by faith.

For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 4:2-5

Grace is the very opposite of good works. Nevertheless, good works we will and must do. Followers of Christ want to walk in obedience unto His word! God's will is revealed in His word.

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 1 Timothy 6:18

Faith without works is dead. James 2:20b

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Hebrews 13:16

God Almighty, Provider of Salvation will bless the reading of His word. AMEN!

In the service of the King.
Dr. Trudy Veerman

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Be Encouraged

Please, know that Jesus Christ loves you.

You may feel lonely at times, but you are NEVER alone.
The Lord knows your heart. Throw yourself in His life-line, run the race, surrender all to Him. You have nothing to lose, ALL to gain.
Concentrate on what Jesus did for you, what He means to you, draw your strength from Him.

People around you may fail, but Jesus never fails. Circumstances differ for each individual, but all share the same experience as they cry out to God in their need, and He hears and answers. All have equal cause to praise Him.

O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. Psalm 107:1-3

Walk in His ways and be a light in the darkness.

Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your ownunderstanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He SHALL direct your paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. Proverbs 3:5-7

Allow the scriptures saturate your soul, may His Word bring healing to the land.

He is the GREAT "I AM".

Be strong in the Lord.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Lord is always near.

But Thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Psalm 3:3

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2

We may forget Him sometimes, but our Lord does not forget us.
He watches over us while we are asleep and cares when we are awake.
He is always one step ahead, one page further, a breath closer, a touch away, always in sight, within reach.
He hears our cries, sees our tears, feels our hurts, heals our wounds, lifts us up, answers our prayer and carries us over hills and though valleys.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.... Isaiah 66:13


Friday, November 25, 2005

Stay in Control!

Thoughts to ponder

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Matthew 12:37

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Proverbs 21:23

Bad thoughts should be cast down, if these are harboured they will eventually bring forth sin.
Ventilating one's anger is sinful when it evolves into destructive and damaging emotions toward others.

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:26 ,27

Being Angry starts in the mind, and it should stop right there.
As soon as you allow that anger to come out, via your mouth or your fist (as ventilating) you give place to the devil.
It is victory when an individual becomes aware what is going on in his mind and then handling it in such a way as not to sin.

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. Proverbs 29:11

Be wise and get the Victory!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Balm of Gilead

You may know that Jesus Christ has the power to forgive and to heal, but we have to make this reality in our lives. Sometimes we miss out on this, but thank God, we'll always have other opportunities to see the Scripture fulfilled.

Luke 5:21-24
And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, He said unto the sick I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go into thine house.

The Pharisees where constantly trying to find fault with Jesus. Because they did not believe that Jesus was the Son of God they were fast to judge Jesus when He said to the man with the palsy: "Man, thy sins are forgiven thee."

The Pharisees even dared to call Jesus' action blasphemy, for they didn't believe that Jesus was also Divine; the Son of God. They were thinking that is was pretty easy to say that the man's sins were forgiven, because nobody could see or prove that they really were forgiven.
In these the Parisees committed the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

Of course, Jesus knew their thoughts and He hooked right into their thinking by asking them the question what was easier, the action to forgive sins or the action to heal this man with the palsy. The Pharisees were dumbfounded when Jesus continued saying to the sick man: "Arise, and take up your bed and go home."

This healing was performed to show the Pharisees that Jesus had the power to forgive as well as to heal. Jesus had the power to restore in the spiritual world as well as in the physical world; healing the soul and the body.

Jesus went continuously around doing good, healing the sick, forgiving the sins of the people and blessing them. Although Isaiah 53 was not fulfilled then, we can see the relation between the text and the Scripture in :

Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes we ARE healed.

Jesus brought healing for the "whole" person. To the Pharisees and they that don't believe, this is foolishness.

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

To us, who believe in Him, who cry out unto the Lord and going through the effort of seeking Him, He will meet all of our needs. We leave all our cares and anxieties at His feet. He will certainly reach out to us and heal us after body, soul and spirit, according to His word.

Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

To us, Jesus is our Rescuer, our Redeemer, full of wisdom.
He is faithful to them that call upon Him for help.

Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Jesus Christ is the Balm of Gilead.

Praise His wonderful name! Amen !

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 106:1

Welcome friends,

I have started this "Blogs" site very recently, and it has become a great place for me the write down some of my thoughts and share these with visitors.

We will never understand the goodness of God, neither will we be able to figure out why He directs His goodness towards us.

We don't seem to be any special to others, but to Him we are "very" special. So special, that He did send His Son as a Holy Sacrifice for our sins. Why this Divine love and goodness? You tell me! We will only find out about this when we are with Him in glory.

At present, we would not be able to grasp any explanation, since our spirit is limited by the brains we have. Once we have a glorified body, our brains will be of very little or no use, for we will move and respond through the Spirit.

Enjoy the Word of God and rejoice in the fact that He has left us this to read.

.... the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance....
Romans 2:4b

... for Your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
Hosea 6:4

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him.
Nahum 1:7

He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Psalm 33:5

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


As we search through the rubble of our life, we'll may need to clean up our "yard" and clear the way to TRULY serve our Lord, and Savior.

We need to give up the distraction that this old world puts upon us. We're so easily involved in things that does not add up for the Kingdom of God.
So much time is wasted by just "looking around", while we could be active in reaching out to others.

And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. Mark 4:19

Let us pray:

O Lord, help me to concentrate on that which matters. Help me to focus more on You and to put down the things of the "flesh". Open my eyes for the move of the Holy Spirit, so I may see the need of others. Guide me in Your truth and teach me to abide in You, I pray. AMEN!

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.
Blessed art Thou, O LORD: teach me Thy statutes.
With my lips have I declared all the judgments of Thy mouth.
I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways.
I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word.
Psalm 119:11-16

Monday, November 21, 2005




Immediately after I wrote the above lines, the Lord did lead me to the Scripture below. This is NOT incidental, but His leading.

Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O LORD, according unto Thy word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed Thy commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Thy word. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes. Psalm 119:65-68

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:1-5

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Awesome God!

Nevertheless I am continually with Thee: Thou hast holden me by my right hand.
Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee.

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

For, lo, they that are far from Thee shall perish: Thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from Thee.

But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Psalm 73:23-28

What an AWESOME "statement" is the Psalmist making here. Just speak it out loud and make it your own words, and see what it does to your own soul.
It quickens and refreshes the innermost being.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

True happines..


There are a few things in life that can make you happy
but not that many are long last
There are other things that will evoke you to be crabby
and I hope that these stay in the past

Some people can make you laugh, others cause you to cry
but never throw up your hands and sigh.
Along life's path some lessons are to be learned
One cannot always depend on others - however turned

But still there can be happiness and peace within
If you put your hope and trust in Him
True happiness is only in one place to be found
knowing Jesus and sharing Him around.

Copyright © Dr. Trudy Veerman, 2005

Friday, November 18, 2005

Secret place

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Psalm 91:1,2

What an AWESOME Scripture. Great to know we are SAFE in Him. Therefore, let us praise His name and encourage each other to abide in Him and make Him first in our lives, at any rate.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wonderful day...

Another wonderful day. A day of Thanksgiving unto an AWESOME God. He will guide and lead us when we put our trust in Him. His peace and joy is ours through faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
Psalm 62:1,2

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Tonite, just meditating on the things happening around this globe.How can anybody face this world without the help of God, our Father, I wonder!

I'm so glad I can cry out to Him and call upon His name for help and support. Whatever tomorrow brings, I shall not fear for God is with me. He walks beside me and we talk.Thank you, Father!