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Restoration to God through His Loving Rebuke


By Benjamin H. Liles

          At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

The Captain's Daughter


By Benjamin H. Liles

         Rosalyn Bernay, the heroine of this story, has had a rough life. She and her sisters were orphaned at a young age and reared in an orphanage. Their father, supposedly, died at sea. Their mother ended up dying.

Prophet's Call: Witnessing to the Lost

By Benjamin H. Liles

           Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you.” Then I looked, and behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it. When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe. ~ Ezekiel 2:8-10, New American Standard

Catching a Vision of God


By Benjamin H. Liles

          It was the fifth day of the month of the fifth year that King Jehoiachin had been a prisoner. The Lord spoke his word to Ezekiel son of Buzi in the land of the Babylonians by the Kebar River. There he felt the power of the Lord. A voice came from above the dome over the heads of the living creatures. When the living creatures stopped, they lowered their wings. 

Topics, Content, and Your Voice


By Benjamin H. Liles

          I know I do this time to time. I want to hear from you, those who actively read my blog, continuously returning to this website. The reason is I want you to know you are truly valuable to God. He hears you. He desires your voice. I want to hear from you so I know better how to minister to you and your needs. I know I can't take the place of God. That's not my intent. I cannot do His job in the least bit. But I can, however, better serve you and your honest, heartfelt needs in praying for you. It means providing better content, better design, topics you want to see and read about. It's about how I can show God's love so He can meet you where you are at. Can you help me on this? Thanks. God bless you all and good night!

Eats with Sinners by Arron Chambers


By Benjamin H. Liles

          I have to regard Arron Chambers, not just the author of Eats with Sinners, but also Running on Empty: Life Lessons to Refuel Your Faith, and Remember Who You are: Unleashing the Power of an Identity-Driven Life as being well-written, if not well-spoken. It seems, according to him, it has taken some time to get to a place to accepting people where they are at in this moment.

The God Who Sees All


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Therefore [the Egyptians, the Pharaoh] set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel. So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor. ~ Exodus 3:11-14, New King James

God Calls the Faithful


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.

Extending Mercy to the Prodigal


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-- even to death on a cross. ~ Philippians 2:7-8, Holman Christian Standard

Praising God before the Nations


By Benjamin H. Liles

           I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
           before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
           I will bow down toward your holy temple
           and will praise your name
           for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,

Glorify God not Others


By Tanya G. Liles

          Recently on Facebook, the Focus on the Family Page posted up an article about the new “Wonder Woman” movie. Although I have never seen the movie, nor will I, judging from the comments there is nudity, sexual content, and much violence. However, many say that this movie is a MUST to witness or evangelize with. No, not really.

Man of Honor


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. ~ 1 Peter 2:17, New American Standard

Jesus Christ: the Alpha and Omega


By Benjamin H. Liles

          My friends, this is the second letter I have written you to help your honest minds remember. I want you to think about the words the holy prophets spoke in the past, and remember the command our Lord and Savior gave us through your apostles [Jude 17]. It is most important for you to understand what will happen in the last days. People will laugh at you.

Walking into Eternal Life


By Benjamin H. Liles

          You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. ~ Matthew 7:13-14, New Living Translation

Existence of God: Why He Allows Evil


By Benjamin H. Liles

          "[A] good friend likes to say that a good God would never allow evil to exist. So when I ask him if it could be that a bad God exists, he clams up...Without the Cosmic Umpire--the One who calls the game--you can't settle anything. If you say something's evil and I say it's not, how are you going to settle it? If there's no umpire, there's only might-makes-right." - Try Darkness, pgs 126, 127, James Scott Bell

The Love of Christ


By Benjamin H. Liles

          I ask the Father in his great glory to give you the power to be strong inwardly through his Spirit. I pray that Christ will live in your hearts by faith and that your life will be strong in love and be built on love. 

Standing for God


By Benjamin H. Liles

          But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love. Therefore, keep in mind how far you have fallen. Repent and perform the deeds you did at first. But if you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place. ~ Revelation 2:4-5

Dealing with Anger


By Benjamin H. Liles

           A gentle answer will calm a person’s anger, but an unkind answer will cause more anger. People with quick tempers cause trouble, but those who control their tempers stop a quarrel. 
                                                                                                            ~ Proverbs 15:1, 18, Expanded