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What You Are Called Will Not Matter, Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Back in the days when I started ministering I was often asked, “What are you?” What they meant was, “Are you a pastor, evangelist or missionary?” Even though folks could clearly see what I was doing they still asked the question because I apparently did not fit the customary mold. Answering such a question was hard for me since I had been doing some of all three. As a matter of fact I had a passion for all three. I really wanted to answer their question but felt guilty because I didn’t have the answer. This agonizing question was on my mind far too much in the first five years of my ministry.

Love Lifted Me Meditations By Apostle John Dean

It has been a while since I have sung the old hymn, “Love Lifted Me.” But its message continues to have a deep impact on my life. As a matter of fact I am not sure I could sing the old hymn “Love Lifted Me” and do it justice unless I throw my head back and sing it at top of my voice as I once did.






Living In Love Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Keeping God’s commandments has to be the master key that unlocks the love house door. Jesus Himself lives there and is inviting us to move in with Him. However, there is a price to pay for the privilege of becoming a permanent resident in the love house. A part of that price is to move out of your flesh house into His Spirit house. Another way of saying that is we have to move out of our will into His will.






Is Death – Death? Meditations By Apostle John Dean

That may take some getting used to…since the last time we saw Uncle Charlie was when we put him in the ground. We are aware that his spirit is with the Lord, but as far as we are concerned Charlie is still in the ground






Hot Check Charlie Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Some experiences in life are almost too good to be true, while others are too bad to forget. Such was the case with me and many others like me back in mid fifties…when trying to get a good job was out of the question. That means that I was thrilled to even get a bad job.






GOOD MORNING LORD! Meditations By Apostle John Dean

There seems to be a relationship between being negative and being selfish. The negative person wants attention and the selfish person wants things. The negative person judges all things by their own standards. The selfish person can’t bear the thought of not being recognized for their efforts






Do You Believe All That Stuff? Meditations By Apostle John Dean

In Matthew 12:36 it says, “And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment”. Maybe the idle words that Matthew is talking about have the same meaning as what Titus is speaking of. Nevertheless the point is well taken, let’s clean up our idle talk.






Waiting For Bread Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Everything takes a measure of faith and I certainly do not want to minimize that. But, on the other hand, I believe we need to be careful lest we use our faith in an unrighteous way. The way to use your faith in an unrighteous way is by expecting God to provide for you, but you refuse to develop a close relationship with Him.






The Spirit of Adoption, Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Growing up in the late 30s, 40s, and early 50s I was adopted into many homes—even though I was never legally adopted. Unlike the above who felt unwanted, I felt wanted by a lot of people. I may have lacked in many things, but I never lacked in being wanted.






The Old Farm, Meditations By Apostle John Dean

Jesus went to the mountain to spend time with His father. Moses went to the burning bush to talk with God. Elijah was in the back of the cave when God came to talk to him. My place of solitude with the Lord was the old farm house that had been partially covered with vines.