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Why I Write What I Write

writing by J C Corcoran

Psalm 51:12-13 says … “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.
I have prayed those very words back to God several times in the past few years to remind me that God has instructed me to do that very thing. It all started back in 1988 when I was a guest speaker at a business meeting. One man at that meeting – a black man named Bill – stopped me as I was preparing to leave and told me this: “I am an evangelist and, as I heard you speaking, I felt impressed to pray for you and I believe, with all my heart, that God has instructed me to tell you that He wants you in ministry.”
I was flabbergasted, to say the least, and I couldn’t wait to get back to my home town of Flagstaff, AZ and talk to my pastor. After I explained to him what had happened, he surprised me even more by saying, “You know, Jack, I have read some of your work and I believe you are a good communicator so I don’t doubt that God has called you into some type of teaching ministry.”
It took several years, including two years at seminary and even preaching at several churches in and around Fort Worth, TX, for me to learn that I could write better than I could talk. So, I began writing a novel that was finally published in 2006. It only sold around 300 copies so I was quite disheartened about the whole thing. But God kept after me; He wouldn’t let me go; and He finally led me to that Scripture. He has indeed granted me a willing Spirit and so I need to teach others as God teaches me.
Another reason I write what I write is because of what it says in Haggai 2:18, which says, “From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought to the day when the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid.” Well my friends, I think some of you might already know that we are the temple of the Lord. “For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” (2 Corinthians 6:16).
We, Christian believers and followers of the Lord, Jesus Christ, are the temple of the Lord. Christ is our foundation.
And this country, the USA, once had that foundation. When this country was younger, its foundation was God. The schools taught from the Word of God (the bible). Now, you can’t mention His Name out loud in the public schools.
During the Christmas season, which is quickly coming upon us, we used to see manger scenes all around town; not just at the churches but in parks, stores, etc. – people were reminded of the meaning of Christmas (the birth of Christ) but No More! In fact, there are very few churches who display the manger scene outside. Inside you might see one, but unbelievers don’t go inside. And because of it the people don’t know.
And so I write. I write to remind the believers who they are in Christ and I write in the hopes that someone who doesn’t know might wander onto my site. And as the last part of Psalm 51:13 says, “sinners might turn back to God.”
And so I ask all of you, who do believe – if you will share these words of mine with others, you too will be doing the will of the Father. Keep in mind these words from Jesus in Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Thank you for listening. I remain your servant in Christ;
J C Corcoran

He is God’s Servant

POLICE 2HE IS GOD’S SERVANT

“He is God’s servant” Romans 13:4
Those who kill cops will face God’s judgement; it’s a promise from God’s word.
It says in Romans 13:1-7… “Everyone must submit…” that means everyone, man, woman, and child, black red, white or otherwise. “…to the governing authorities, for there is no authority…” none, zero, zilch… “ except that which God has established. The authorities… “ whether it be city, county, state, or federal…”have been established by God.”
“Consequently, he who rebels against the authority…” man, woman, or child; black, white, red or otherwise… “is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so…” man, woman, child; black, white, red or otherwise… “will bring judgement on themselves.”
Verse 4 says… “For he is God’s servant to do you good.”
Police officers, and I mean ALL police officers, male and female, even those who are not faithful believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, are among the authorities mentioned in this passage of Scripture. He is God’s servant. Martin Luther in his commentary on Romans says it this way… “even though he himself who holds the power may be ignorant of the fact.” He is God’s servant.
Some might argue that this doesn’t refer to the cop on the street but to the courts; nay, nay I say. Because it also says in verse 4… “But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing.” And again it says… “…he is God’s servant, an angel of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”
A sword is a weapon and it’s the cop on the street who carries the gun. It is the cop on the street, who is in danger of being killed as we have all seen in these news stories that are invading the airways on a daily basis. It is the cop on the street who is in danger and therefore he must carry a weapon (a sword). And here we find the Biblical principle of using force to keep order.
Every decent law-abiding citizen in this country should be up in arms right now to defend our defenders. I spent a lot of years on the job and my younger brother is on the job today and I swear; if I was younger, I would go back out there right now. I am absolutely sickened by what is going on in our country today and you should be too. And if you aren’t, then I would have to say that you are part of the problem.
If nothing else, pray for them. We need to lift them up in prayer every single day.
O god, our God, for the sake of Your name, Lord, we ask that you protect your servants as they do their job of protecting the people. In the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, I ask You Lord, according to Your word. And bring Your righteous judgement against those who do them harm. Amen

cops funeral 3and pray for the families of the fallen

Gluttony

gluttony

Gluttony = “excessive eating or drinking” – a lack of self – control
My wife brought home strawberry shortcake the other night. It was late – almost bedtime – and I know that I should not eat before going to bed because it always causes indigestion. But, darn, that cake looked delicious. It was three layered with strawberry filling and whipped cream. I just had to have some.
I cut a slice about an inch and a half thick and, as I placed it on a plate, I thought that ain’t enough so I added another thinner slice. It really was delicious but about an hour later I had severe pains in my chest and I knew what it was – indigestion. I had to have some relief; I needed to burp or something else to release gas. I don’t wish to be crass so I’ll leave the rest of that to your imagination.
For the next thirty minutes or so, I continued to groan but, when I finally did find some relief, I began to reflect on what had happened. And the prayers I had just been praying for relief were answered with this harsh comment; “Gluttony.”
So, I looked up the definition of gluttony although I already knew the answer; “excessive eating or drinking.” And God said, “You didn’t even need the first piece let alone adding a second slice.”
My next question brought a real revelation. I asked, “But, God, what could I do? It looked so good.” And God said, “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and one of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control. You, my son, need to practice self-control.”
I felt too lousy to follow that up right then but the very next morning I went to Galatians 5:22-23. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
The word “fruit” here means a result or reward and self-control is one of the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit. So, when you receive the Holy Spirit, you also receive these fruits of the Spirit but they must be cultivated; they don’t just come over us all of a sudden. Take patience for instance or peace; The Lord had to allow me to face cancer to learn patience and peace and now it was time for me to learn self-control.
Self-control means “restraint of one’s actions.” I certainly failed to use restraint in eating all that cake and I have now learned that I fail to use self-control in other areas of my life. No, I’ll not go into that; you don’t need to know all my failures (ha ha).
Let me add something here that has a connection to what I’m saying. I just recently began reading a book titled “the practice of the presence OF GOD by brother Lawrence. And it’s because of some of what I read that, immediately after feeling the discomfort of eating that cake, I began to pray. I practice the presence of God minute by minute in my daily life. I talk to God about everything I’m doing, even if it’s washing dishes. I thank Him every day for the fact that I am still alive. And it seems that since I have started practicing the presence of God, I’m also hearing His answers; just as I did in this situation about gluttony. It was God speaking to me through His Spirit that revealed the idea of gluttony. And it was the Spirit of God who, immediately, reminded me of Galatians 5:22-23.
Since I have been practicing His presence, I have also been praying from the words of Psalms 25:5 and 119:33 – “guide me in Your truth and teach me.” And “Teach me, O Lord, to follow Your decrees.” And let’s not forget John 16:13 where it says – “…when the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.”
So, let this be a lesson to all of you out there reading this; read Galatians 5:22-23 and learn what the nine fruits are and then look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself; do I practice these rewards; these results of my receiving God’s Spirit?
Ephesians 4:30 says “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed.” Do you think you might be grieving Him by not practicing what He has freely given you? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Self-control seems to be my most difficult one to conquer; sometimes I have trouble containing my temper and it has caused me untold bouts of indigestion and chest pain; stuff like dogs peeing in the living room or tearing through the trash makes me furious. That’s a lack of self –control. And now God is making me deal with it; all because of a piece of cake. The bible says His ways are not our ways and boy howdy, that’s the truth.
I’m telling you all this because I read Psalm 51:12-13 and said, Lord, I will do this. And so I shall. As the Lord teaches me, I will teach it to others.

May the Lord God bless you richly and keep you in the palm of His hands.
If you have a comment on this or any of my posts, you can email me at

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You might also want to read these verses; Proverbs 23:2 & 21;

Proverbs 28:7

Titus 1:12