Wednesday, May 31, 2017



2 Samuel 11:1-13  (CEV)

God told David, “You need to be at the battle.” 
But David remained at Jerusalem.

  • The principle of Galatians 5:16 rings true: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. If David had his attention where God wanted it, he would never put it where God didn’t want it. “While Joab is busy in laying siege to Rabbah, Satan is to David, and far sooner prevailed.” 

David encounters temptation.

  • Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold.

a. David arose from his bed and walked on the roof: The Hebrew verb form of walked suggests that David paced back and forth on the roof. He couldn’t sleep and was uneasy – uneasy because he wasn’t where God wanted him to be.

b. He saw a woman bathing: There is little doubt that this woman (later called by the name Bathsheba) acted immodestly. Though it was evening and apparently the time when most people were asleep, certainly she knew that her bath was visible from the roof of the palace. Any immodesty on Bathsheba’s part did not excuse David’s sin, but she was still responsible for her wrong.

  • We must never be an occasion for sin in others, even in how we dress. Paul’s word in 1 Timothy 2:9 is relevant here: the women should adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation.

He saw a woman bathing: David’s sin was not in seeing Bathsheba. It was unlikely that he expected or planned to see her. David’s sin was in choosing to keep his eyes on an alluring image after the sight came before his eyes.

Guidelines for Growing Godliness
  • Godliness is living by God’s Spirit, in the fear of God, under the eye of God, according to the will of God, with an uninterrupted consciousness of God’s indwelling presence. Living this way will keep us from much trouble and tragedy.


  • Be certain that we are always where God wants us to be or we put ourselves in jeopardy. 

11:1-26 The watershed (defining moment) of David’s reign. Here his kingdom begins a decline, as domestic tragedy plagues him and his final sin of numbering the nation brings is reign to an end.

11.1 Likely Joab returned to Jerusalem (10:14) because it was the rainy time of year. After the final rains, the battle and the siege of the Ammonites at Rabbah is renewed. There is no reason given for David’s decision to stay in Jerusalem, though his place was with the armies. Had he been where he belonged, this tragedy with Bath-sheba and Uriah would not have happened.

11.2-4 Keys to Moral Purity

  • One pattern of attack on our moral purity comes through the improper glaze that lodges in the mind.
  • Guard your eyes! Be warned that a lustful gaze will often lead to lustful thoughts and can result in immoral action.
11:2 This event illustrates the sequence described in James 1:13-15; Desire, enticement, sin, death.

11:3-17 Steps to Dealing with Sin
  • The story of David and Bath-sheba provides a negative, albeit poignant, object lesson on the importance of avoiding, repenting of, and forsaking sin. Its witness is consistent with the whole counsel of God: Confess and forsake sin quickly or it will prove to be our undoing.
Confess known sins. Do not hide them. Doing so usually leads to greater sin. Understand that continued refusal to deal with sin can lead to serious, even fatal consequences.

11:3 The powerful Hittite Empire ended about 1200 B.C. Uriah the Hittite was from one of the small groups of ethnic Hittites still remaining in Syria and Israel. He is also listed as one of David’s 37 mighty men (23:39), which makes David’s infamy even more appalling.

11:4 Purified from her uncleanness: According to Lev. 15:18, this involved ceremonial bathing and a period of ‘uncleanness’ until evening.

11:6 Here begins the series of ploys, lies, and intrigue, especially shocking because of the great integrity shown by David in his dealings with Saul. This illustrates how quickly the entertaining of sin can pollute the heart of even the most noble of God’s people.

11:8 The Hebrew custom was to wash their feet, take refreshment, and rest after returning from a long journey.

11:9 Door to the King’s house: Another building adjoining the palace where the court servants lived.

11:11 The contrast is clearly drawn between David, who should be in the field with his troops, and Uriah, so committed to David and God that he will not even sleep one evening in the comfort of his own home with his wife.

… to be continued_

In Christ,

Janet Irene Thomas
Playwright/Director/Screen Writer
Producer/Gospel Lyricist/Author
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Revelation 1: 17-20 (CEV)
Contemporary English Version 

 A Vision of the Risen Lord

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead person. But he put his right hand on me and said:
Don’t be afraid! I am the first, the last, 18 and the living one. I died, but now I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys to death and the world of the dead. Write what you have seen and what is and what will happen after these things. 20 I will explain the mystery of the seven stars that you saw at my right side and the seven gold lamp stands. The seven stars are the angel of the seven churches, and the lamp stands are the seven churches.

Dispensational Interpretation

Dispensational Interpretation makes three distinct chronological divisions in Rev. 1-19, suggesting the things which thou hast seen, refers to things past;
2)      the things which are, to the church age (2:1)
3)      the things which shall be hereafter, to matters after the church ends.

Kingdom Dynamics

1: 17, 18. The keys of hell and of death:  Jesus is now Lord over the realms of life and death. The power f satanic prerogatives, because of man’s original rebellion, is now curbed (see Heb. 2:14, 15).

1: 19. The phrase which thou hast seen refers not only to the vision of Christ John has just witnessed, but anticipates visions yet to come, which will be in his past as he writes.  John will therefore record both present and future events, many of which will be repeated throughout history until the climax of this age and the Age to come (2:1-3:22).

Janet Irene Thomas
Playwright/Screen Writer/Director
Published Author/Gospel Lyricist &Producer
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts

Monday, May 29, 2017


 Revelation 1:9-16
Contemporary English Version (CEV) 

 A Vision of the Risen Lord

Revelation of Christ


John experiences with his readers the tribulation or persecution on account of their faith, with patient endurance, which is steadfast courage under unjust suffering. However, attendant to the trials involved in the Christian life is the glory of the kingdom.  John is an exile on Patmos, an island 10 miles by 6 miles, located 60 miles southwest of Ephesus in the Aegean Sea.  Volcanic and mostly treeless, the Romans used it as a penal colony, forcing prisoners to work in the granite quarries.  John’s banishment was the result of his faithful witness to the gospel.

Kingdom Dynamics

 1: 10. This is the earliest reference in Christian literature to the first day of the week as the Lord’s Day.  John’s experience in the Spirit (4:2; 17:3; 21:10) was that of a biblical prophet receiving a supernatural revelation.  The trumpet summons and prepares John to receive a momentous message.
1: 11. The seven churches were located on a major Roman postal route and are listed in the order in which a messenger would reach the towns, making a semicircular seep from Ephesus
1: 12. The seven golden candlesticks represent the churches (v.20), which are lights in a dark world.
1: 13-15.  The clothing of the Lord symbolizes priestly royalty; the white hairs and flaming eyes symbolize eternity, wisdom, and omniscience; and the fine brass suggests immutability and omnipotence; and the many waters represent commanding authority.
1: 16.  The seven stars are either the pastor-messengers of the churches (1:20), or the guardian angels assigned to the churches.  In his right hand connotes being sustained and protected.  The two-edged sword is His Word.  See 2:12, 16, and 19:13, 15, 21; Heb.  2:14, 15.  The description of the Lord’s countenance suggests indescribable glory and majesty (see Matt. 17:2).

To be cont’d…

Janet Irene Thomas
Playwright/Screen Writer/Director
Published Author/Gospel Lyricist &Producer
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Psalm 55:1-23 
King James Version (KJV)

Quickly release concerns and worries to the Father who wants to carry them for you.

55:6 Dove:  The desire to run from problems is a common trait of all mankind, but confidence in God allows us to face difficulties (v.16).

55.12-15 One of the deepest hurts is betrayal by a seemingly spiritual guide (v.13).  

55.17 The Hebrew day started at evening, so this list is in the correct order for praying all day long. 

55:22 Cast thy burden is reflected in Peter’s admonition in 1 Peter 5:78

In Christ,

Janet Irene Thomas
Playwright/Screen Writer/Director
Published Author/Gospel Lyricist &Producer
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts

Friday, May 26, 2017



Mark 11: 20-24
King James Version (KJV)

Verses 20-27. 
Seventy weeks.
 (Daniel 9; 24-27).

e have here the answer that was immediately sent to Daniel’s prayer, and it is a very outstanding one, as it contains the most illustrious prediction of Christ and gospel-grace that is extant in all the Old Testament. If John Baptist was the morning-star, this was the day-break to the Sun of righteousness, the day-spring from on high. Here is,

I. The time when this answer was given.

II. The messenger by whom this answer was sent. It was not given him in a dream, nor by a voice from heaven, but, for the greater certainty and solemnity of it, an angel was sent on purpose, appearing in a human shape, to give this answer to Daniel. Observe,

a). Who this angel, or messenger, was; it was the man Gabriel. If Michael the archangel be, as many suppose, no other than Jesus Christ, this Gabriel is the only created angel that is named in scripture. Gabriel signifies the mighty one of God; for the angels are great in power and might, 2 Pet. 2:11. It was he whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning. Daniel heard him called by his name, and thence learned it (Dan. 8:16); and, though then he trembled at his approach, yet he observed him so carefully that now he knew him again, knew him to be the same that he had seen at the beginning, and, being somewhat better acquainted with him, was not now so terrified at the sight of him as he had been at first. When this angel said to Zacharias, I am Gabriel (Luke 1:19), he intended thereby to put him in mind of this notice which he had given to Daniel of the Messiah’s coming when it was at a distance, for the confirming of his faith in the notice he was then about to give of it as at the door.


9: 24-27 The revelation to Daniel of seventy weeks came as an answer to his prayer.  God showed him that the refining judgments of Israel would come to an end, and their acceptance of the Messiah would bring in everlasting righteousness.  This prophecy provides a time frame for messianic prediction from the time of Daniel to the establishing of the millennial kingdom. It also establishes the fact that God is not finished with Israel as a nation.  To a great extent, Israel becomes God’s prophetic clock.

9: 24-26 The time frame of the seventy weeks or ″Seventy Sevens of Years″ is associated with Daniels people, the Jews, and the holy city, Jerusalem.  The fact that the weeks of years (490) are 360-day years is established by a comparison of 7:25 with Rev. 12:2, 3; 12:6, 14, and 13:5. The weeks of years began with the commandment by Artaxerxes in 445 B.C. to restore Jerusalem. Chronologically, they are divided as:

Seven sevens    49 years – 445 to 396 B.C.
(From Artaxerxes; decree to the arrival of Nehemiah and the covenant (renewal celebration at Jerusalem)

Sixty-two sevens 434 years – 396 B.C. to A.D. 32
(From the dedication of the second temple to the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ)  

One seven        7 years-Unfilled.

9: 26-27 He shall make it desolate. National Israel will enter into a covenant with the future little horn, the Roman prince (7:8, 11:36) or Antichrist for seven years (Daniel’s final or Seventieth Week).  In the middle of the week, the Antichrist will break the covenant and demand that the blood sacrifices, restored by Israel in the last days, must cease.  He will then set up his image in the Jewish temple and require worship. (Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess.2: 3, 4).

In Closing

ear Friends, Those of us who would understand the things of God must consider them, must apply their minds to them, ponder upon them, and compare spiritual things with spiritual. The reason why we are so much in the dark concerning the revealed will of God, and mistake concerning it, is want of consideration. This vision both requires and deserves consideration.

In Christ,

Janet Irene Thomas
Playwright/Screen Writer/Director
Published Author/Gospel Lyricist &Producer
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts

Thursday, May 11, 2017


 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

The Parable of the Tree and its Fruits (also called the Trees and their Fruits) is a parable of Jesus about testing a person.

We are to Understand that the results of an individual’s life and work are better indications of personal motives than is appearance or claims.  There are many false prophets who pretend to be Christian guides, but whose real purpose is selfish and destructive.  We must test those claiming to prophesy by their fruit, that is, by their life-style, character, teaching, and influence and whether or not their predictions come to pass. 


From Matthew 7:15–20 (KJV):
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."

From Luke 6:43-45 (KJV):
"For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh."

A similar passage appears in the Gospel of Thomas 45 (Patterson-Meyer Translation):

"Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs picked from thistles, for they do not produce fruit. A good man brings forth good from his treasure. A bad man brings (forth) evil from the bad treasure that is in his heart, and (in fact) he speaks evil. For out of the abundance of the heart he brings forth evil." 

Matthew 7:15-20
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?  So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit.  A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus you will know them by their fruits.


What do grapes, thorns, figs, and thistles have to teach us about the kingdom of God?

 The imagery used by Jesus would have been very familiar to his audience.  A certain thorn bush had berries which resembled grapes.  And a certain thistle had a flower, which at least from a distance, resembled the fig.  Isn't it the same today?  What we "hear" might have a resemblance of the truth, but, in fact, when you inspect it closely, it's actually false.  False prophets or teachers abound today as much as they did in biblical times.
What's the test of a true or false teacher?
 Jesus connects soundness with good fruit.  Something is sound when it is free from defect, decay, or disease and is healthy. Good fruit is the result of sound living — living according to moral truth and upright character. The prophet Isaiah warned against the dangers of falsehood: Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness (Isaiah 5:20).  The fruits of falsehood produce an easy religion which takes the iron out of religion, the cross out of Christianity, and any teaching which eliminates the hard sayings of Jesus, and which push the judgments of God into the background and makes us think lightly of sin.

So, how do we avoid falsehood?

 By being true — true to God, his word, and his grace.  And that takes character!  Those who are true to God know that their strength lies not in themselves but in God who supplies what we need.   The fruit of a disciple is marked by faith, hope and love, justice, prudence, fortitude and temperance.  Do you cultivate good fruit in your life and reject whatever produces bad fruit?

Let us pray together.
"Lord, may each of us bear good fruit for your sake.  Help us all to reject whatever will produce evil fruit.  And help each of us to grow in faith, hope, love, sound judgment, justice, courage, and self control."  Amen.

In Christ,
Janet Irene Thomas
Playwright/Director/Screen Writer
Producer/Gospel Lyricist/Author
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts

Wednesday, May 10, 2017



       John 3: 1-16 (KJV)
3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

Narrative - NICODEMUS

Who this Nicodemus was. Not many mighty and noble are called; yet some are, and here certainly was one. Not many of the rulers, or of the Pharisees; yet. Note:
a.)    . This was a man of the Pharisees, bred to learning, a scholar. Let it not be said that all Christ’s followers are unlearned and ignorant men. The principles of the Pharisees, and the peculiarities of their sect, were directly contrary to the spirit of Christianity; yet there were some in whom even those high thoughts were cast down and brought into obedience to Christ. The grace of Christ is able to subdue the greatest opposition.
b.)    He was a ruler of the Jews, a member of the great Sanhedrim, a senator, a privy-counsellor, a man of authority in Jerusalem. Bad as things were, there were some rulers well inclined, who yet could do little good because the stream was so strong against them; they were over-ruled by the majority, and yoked with those that were corrupt, so that the good which they wished to do they could not do; yet Nicodemus continued in his place, and did what he could, when he could not do what he would.


Upon repentance, a new order of life opens to the believer in Jesus Christ.  Jesus used the figure of “new birth” to dramatically indicate three things:
1)      Without New Birth, there is no life and no relationship with God (14:6).
2)      In New Birth, new perspective comes as we “see the kingdom of God (3:3).  God’s Word becomes clear, and the Holy Spirit’s works and wonders are believed and experienced-faith is alive.
3)      Through New Birth we are introduced-literally we “enter” (v. 5)-to a new realm, where God’s new kingdom order can be realized (2 Cor. 5:17).  New Birth is more than simply being “saved.”  It is a prequalifying experience, opening up the possibilities of our whole being to the supernatural dimension of life, and fitting us for a beginning in god’s kingdom order.
                      (Matt. 3:1-2, 2:4-17/Mat. 13:1-52)
v  3:1 Nicodemus (“Conqueror of the People”) was an influential and respected member of the Sanhedrin.  As a Pharisee, Nicodemus was thoroughly trained in Jewish law and theology; Jesus therefore called him “teacher of Israel” (3:10)
v  3:2 Nicodemus may have come to Jesus at night because he was fearful of losing his reputation and position.  More likely he was a particular example of those mentioned 2:23; if so, his night visit would indicate a lack of certainty that Jesus was the Messiah Himself.
v  3:3, 4 The Greek word translated again can also be rendered “from above.”  Nicodemus clearly understood it in the former sense, whereas Jesus had both meanings in mind.  To enter the kingdom of God, one must be born again, not by experiencing a second biological birth, but by spiritual birth from above.
v  3:5 Water may refer to physical birth.  The Hebrews used terms such as ‘water’ and ‘drop’ in describing natural birth, and such an explanation fits the context.  However, some see a reference to the faith that is expressed in water baptism (not ‘for’ but ‘because of salvation).  Spirit refers to the spiritual birth brought about by the renewing and transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
v  3:14 The deliverance from sin described in Num. 21:4-9 is a type of the Crucifixion.
v  3:16 The theme of this summary of the gospel is God’s love made manifest in an infinitely glorious manner.

God Gave to Us First.  He Is Our Role Mode for Giving and Receiving. SEED FAITH. Do you find it difficult to believe that you should expect to receive back from your giving?  Then read again this most famous verse in all the Bible and notice these things:
  1. God so loved. God’s motivation for giving was love.  Ours must be, too.
  2. God gave.  God’s love was turned into an act of giving.
  3. God gave His only begotten Son.  He gave His very best!  So must we also give our best.
  4. God gave for a specific reason-to get man back from Satan.  God’s  deepest desire is to have man restored to Himself.  And to get that need met, He gave.  What is your need?  Our giving-as an act of our deepest love, and strongest faith-is the key to our having that need met.
  5. God gave sacrificially. Our salvation cost Jesus His life (see John 12:24).  It also cost us-full repentance and the giving of our lives to God.
  6. God’s plan works!  Souls are saved because god gave His best, gave first, and gave expecting to receive! God Himself is our role model for giving…and receiving!


nderstand that perceiving the kingdom of God and entering it are impossible without spiritual rebirth.

In Christ,

Janet Irene Thomas
Playwright/Screen Writer/Director
Published Author/Gospel Lyricist &Producer
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts

Friday, May 5, 2017


MATTHEW 8: 23 - 27
King James Version (KJV)

 23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

27 But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!


8:26 little faith.  ″faith″ describing a faith that lacks confidence or trust too little. Jesus used the word in various situations as a tender rebuke or corrective chiding (6:30; 8:26; 14:31; 16:8; Luke 12:28). Another way to term it is ″underdeveloped faith″ as opposed to outright unbelief or distrust.

Kingdom Dynamics

Christ had given sailing commands to his disciples (Matt. 8:18), that they should depart to the other side of the sea of Tiberias, into the country of Gadara, in the tribe of Gad, which lay east of Jordan; there he would go to rescue a humble creature that was possessed with a legion of devils, though he foresaw how he should be disrespected there.

Footnote: Jesus chose to cross the lake, that he might have occasion to manifest himself the God of the sea as well as of the dry land, and to show that all power is HIS, both in heaven and in earth.
His disciples followed him; the twelve kept close to him, when others stayed behind upon the ground, where there was sure footing.

      Now notice here,
a)   The danger and confusion of the disciples in this voyage; and in this appeared the truth of what Christ had just now said that those who follow him must count upon difficulties, Matt. 8:20.

b)   Understand that Christ could have prevented the storm, and have ordered them a pleasant passage, but that would not have been counted for His glory and the confirmation of their faith as their deliverance was: this storm was for their sakes, as John 11:4.

c)   Jesus Christ was asleep in this storm. We never read of Christ’s sleeping but at this one time; he was in watching often, and continued all night in prayer to God: this was a sleep of holy serenity, and dependence upon his Father.  Those of us who can lay our heads upon the pillow of a clear conscience, may sleep quietly and sweetly in a storm (Ps. 4:8), as Peter, Acts 12:6.

d)   Jesus slept at this time, to try the faith of HIS disciples, whether they could trust him when he seemed to slight them. He slept not so much with a desire to be refreshed, as with a design to be awaked.

8:24-25. Matthew contrasts Jesus physical state of peaceful sleep with the great tempest of nature and the disciples’ fearful cry.

8:25. We perish. “Lord, save us: we perish”. It was the language of their fervency; they pray as men in earnest, that beg for their lives; it becomes us thus to strive and wrestle in prayer; therefore Christ slept, that he might draw out this opportunity. 

8:26. Rebuked…sea demonstrates Jesus authoritative reign over the entire Earth, including inclement elements that might find their source in the destructive power of the Evil One.

      Jesus rebuked the disciples “ Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? He does not chide them for disturbing him with their prayers, but for disturbing themselves with their fears. Christ reproved them first, and then delivered them; this is HIS method, to prepare us for a mercy, and then to give it us.

      Notice: His dislike of their fears; “Why are ye fearful? Ye, my disciples? The fearfulness of Christ’s disciples in a storm, and their unbelief...the cause of it, are very displeasing to the Lord Jesus, for they reflect dishonor upon Him, and create disturbance to themselves.

      He rebukes the wind; the former he did as the God of grace, and the Sovereign of the heart, who can do what he pleases in us; this He did as the God of nature, the Sovereign of the world, who can do what he pleases for us. It is the same power that stills the noise of the sea, and the tumult of fear, Psalm. 65:7.

a)   Oh, Glory to God, how effectually it was done? Christ spoke the WORD, not only the storm ceases, but all the effects of it, all the remains of it. Great storms of doubt, and fear in the soul, under the power of the spirit of bondage, sometimes end in a wonderful calm, created and spoken by the Spirit of adoption.

b)   Their admiration of Christ; What manner of man is this! Even the winds and the sea obey him. Upon this account, Christ is to be admired, that he has a commanding power even over winds and seas. We know not the way of the wind (John 3:8), much less can we control it; but HE that ″bringeth forth the wind out of his treasury″ (Ps. 135:7),when it is out, gathers it into his fists″, Prov. 30:4. He that can do this, can do anything, can do enough to encourage our confidence and comfort in Him, in the stormiest day, within or without, Isa. 26:4. The Lord sits upon the floods, and is mightier than the noise of many waters. Christ, by commanding the seas, showed Himself to be the same that made the world, when, at His rebuke, the waters fled (Ps. 104:7, 8), as now, at His rebuke, they fell.

ear Friends, in closing, remember, they, and they only, will be found the true disciples of Christ, that are willing to go to sea with him, to follow him into dangers and difficulties. Many would be content to go the land-way to heaven, and those that will rather stand still, or go back, than venture upon a dangerous sea; but oh, Glory to God, those that would rest with Christ hereafter. We, as believers must follow HIM now wherever He leads them, into a ship or into a prison, as well as into a palace.

In Christ,

Janet Irene Thomas
Playwright/Screen Writer/Director
Published Author/Gospel Lyricist &Producer
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts