Pastor Journal

Below are dated entries revealing a mind and heart seeking to know the mystery of Yahweh Elohim (LORD God) . . .

January 15, 2021

My wife, Tracy Glover, is battling physical weakness along with continuous nausea resulting from antibiotics used to overcome an infected abscess around the stent in her bile duct. The stent was opened with an internal stent and the flow appears to be restored from her liver to her gallbladder. Once the infection is under control, she will likely be sent to UAB for an endoscopic ultrasound to get a better look at the pancreatic cancer and the surrounding organs. Thank you all for your faithful prayers and support.

January 13, 2021

Tracy was admitted to the hospital last night after another trip to the Emergency Room for pain relief. It appears that she is again becoming jaundiced, which indicates that the stent opening her bile duct may be blocked and needs to be replaced. She has been seen by additional doctors today who are consulting about the proper way forward at this time. Thank you for you continual prayers for strength and healing. May the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind increase as the flesh decreases.

January 12, 2021

The “two sexiest fat men alive” have recently been fielding responses to their statement that it is time for the ones who “lost” the last election to “move on.” Rick and Bubba maintain that there is no apparent alternative to accepting the fact that the Democrat party, and many establishment republican “Rinos,” successfully bamboozled the supporters of President Trump. Therefore, the best way forward is with a mind to resist all attempts at further enhancing the systemic political corruption in the United States of America. However, many seem to view this as another in an endless string of calls to surrender constitutional freedoms at the behest of feckless Republican “leaders” who do not suffer from the feeling of helplessness in many American hearts, and who even shamelessly profit from the capitulations they help engineer.

I have been pondering the biblical understanding of this concept of “moving on.” The first scripture that comes to mind is Luke 9:1-5 . . . shake the dust off your feet when moving on from any place where the word of God is not received. There is a day of judgment coming on all the world when wasted lives will be resurrected back to a mortal life. At that time, even the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (remember, they were burned to ash in a single night) will be more pliable than those who callously reject the Son of God and His true gospel message (Matthew 10:11-15).

America was once a nation with at least a veneer of biblical values giving a source of light to the city on a hill. Please notice that I did not say Christian values, since all-too-many acts done in the name of Christ have been completely unmoored from scripture and have been truly anti-Christ. Presently the nation is being relentlessly stripped of all honesty, integrity, and decency from the head to the feet, which are supposed to be shod with the gospel of peace. Her leaders are like the evening wolves who savage the people they swore to serve. They are the modern Pontius Pilates who declare, “What is truth,” and then industriously work to create their own self-serving reality. As a result, the United States is heedlessly following the destructive path of Babylon and every other failed empire of a history that is being systematically erased from the collective memory.

God’s true children are sternly warned to come out of her lest they join in her wicked ways and suffer the promised curses that are speedily overtaking her. It is clearly time to move on like the apostle Paul who told the Jews that since they had proven themselves unworthy of eternal life, he would go to the gentiles with the news of the way to salvation. Enough of the endless recitations of, “If My people . . .” It’s time for those who earnestly content for the faith to pray with a will, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” That is something that is well-worth moving on to!

January 12, 2021

Another day of trusting in the gracious will of our heavenly Father / Abba. Tracy is in the bed napping throughout the day. Clearly, there is no established pattern since we are in relatively uncharted waters. Thanks to all God’s children for their love and faithful prayers! The psalm of the good shepherd comes to mind: “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever!” Psalm 23

Please pray for Godly wisdom as we weigh the available options for dealing with the ongoing pain. Tracy may be advised to have her gallbladder removed or even to have a Whipple surgery, which includes the removal of the tumor, the head of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and the re-attaching of the bile duct. We need to first see the results of the tests on Monday

January 11, 2021

Tracy and I spent most of the day in a hallway of the Emergency Room at Baptist Health South here in Montgomery. She was experiencing the first serious pain in her upper abdomen. A CT scan and ultrasound did not give a lot of new information about her condition, but the medication did bring her pain down to a tolerable level. We don’t know whether the pain is originating in the gallbladder or the pancreas, or if it is caused by infection / inflammation in the area of the stent opening the bile duct. They did not send any prescription for pain medications to be used at home, since we are planning to meet with a primary physician or an oncologist. Tracy is sleeping soundly and not suffering as she was earlier in the day. Praise our Healer / Rapha and thanks for all the prayers ascending to the mercy seat in the heaven of heavens! He is the Rock on which we stand each day!

Thanks to the willing service of Richard and all those who joined in the Haggai 1:14 Fellowship, it went forward unhindered because it is not a work of man. Hallelujah!

January 6, 2021

A recent article about Oumuamua (a shiny asteroid) by Avi Loeb the chair of the Harvard Department of Astronomy suggests that this rock may be “trash” cast off by an alien species living somewhere in the universe. The name given to this object exposes the real desire of scientists to find evidence of alien life because in Hawaiian the name means “scout.” Therefore, in the words of Loeb this might be evidence that our terrestrial planet has been “monitored” and “visited” by aliens interested in the civilizations that have developed and occupied the earth. Human science believes in searching the vast reaches of space for knowledge about human origins and for opportunities to learn the keys to our survival or to have advance warning about threats to our continued existence.

I believe that we have definitely been monitored and visited by life forms that would be considered alien to this earth. These living beings are the original source of all life on our planet and in the universe. They are closely watching our struggles to become “more” than we can ever be in these limiting material bodies. The Bible boldly claims to reveal the eternal celestial beings who have been working from the “beginning” to bring many sons to glory! Paul spoke to the philosophers in Athens about the superstitious service towards many “gods” including an “unknown God” whom he stated is the Creator and Sustainer of the “cosmos” or universe. The source of Paul’s metaphysical knowledge is the revelation from the mind of the beings the world calls aliens because they do not believe in the reporting contained in the holy writings of prophets and seers that afford glimpses into the time before the recorded history of mankind. This is the key to making sense of the accumulated scientific discoveries of astronomy, geology, and archaeology.

I challenge you to read these passages for insights into the interactions between our alien world and the true Source of light and life . . . John 1:1-18; Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7-9, 15-25; 3:1-24; 6:1-8; 8:15-22; 9:1-17; 11:1-9; 12:1-3; 14:18-20; 15:1-21; 16:7-14; 18:1-33; 19:1-29; 20:3-18; 21:1-7, 17-21; 22:1-19; 24:6-27, 40-67; 25:21-23; 26:1-5, 12-16, 23-33; 28:12-17 . . . Isaiah 14:12-15 . . . Ezekiel 28:11-19 . . . to be continued . . .

Stephen Glover (Pastor, The Living God Ministries)