Blogging for Jesus

Richard D. Dover BlogGreetings to all of you who visit my personal blog site. This is where I share my heart, and hopefully at least some of the time, share the heart of Father  God, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Please understand my posts are my own opinion alone, and not necessary representative of the organizations that I represent. Also be aware that I am not a politically correct person. I much rather be biblically correct. So my posts may not line up with what the world has to say, or at times, even what it appears the Church is saying in America. I strongly believe the truth sets us free.

(We have transferred over 10 years of articles to this blog site. As time allows we are formatting the old entries.)


Christian Twelve Steps

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Christian Twelve Steps

The Christian Twelve Steps are an adaption of the Twelve Steps of AA. They are based upon principles found in Scripture. There are those who say the way of deliverance from addiction is one step (from darkness to light through Jesus Christ) not the twelve steps. This can absolutely be true. But once a person is delivered/set free from addiction, they must walk it out. The biblical principles in the Christian Twelve Steps if applied prevents a person from being a ‘dry drunk’ and from relapsing. There are many individuals who no longer have an addiction after accepting Jesus in their life but they are living a life like a dry drunk. Continue reading “Christian Twelve Steps” »


Not Happy with Sin

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Not Happy with Sin

If a person is born again they have the HOLY Spirit living in them. Rather they have been a Christian for one minute or 50 years.
“I am telling you the truth,” replied Jesus, “that no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. A person is born physically of human parents, but is born spiritually of the Spirit. John 3:5-6

The HOLY Spirit brings conviction of sin.
And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. John 16:8 Continue reading “Not Happy with Sin” »


Equality in America

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Is there a way to guarantee equality in the world? We all would say no. Is there a way to guarantee equality in America. The obvious answer is no. BUT, if there is anyplace in the world that there is the greatest opportunity for equality, America is certainly one of those places. What if I was to say there are certain principles that if followed, will not guarantee equality but will equip any person of any race, skin color, culture to be able to overcome inequality?

If a person is able to be equipped to overcome inequality, the end result there is a guarantee that a person does not have to be hindered by inequality. I challenge you to read on.

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Go Upstream-Don’t Condone

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Go Upstream-Don’t Condone

In our culture today, especially in the political culture there is a mindset that if you are giving unconditional devotion or commitment, that you must accept and condone unacceptable behavior. You are a ‘traitor’ if you confront unacceptable behavior. You support the ‘enemy’ if you do not tow the line completely. This mindset is totally contrary to Scripture but even many Christians operate with that kind of mindset in regards to politics. Continue reading “Go Upstream-Don’t Condone” »


Be a Compost Christian

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Be a Compost Christian

You say what is a compost Christian. Before we answer that, what is compost? Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed in a process called composting. This process recycles various organic materials otherwise regarded as waste products and produces compost. it is made up of food scraps, grass clippings, leaves and other organic matter. There are certain items that should never be in compost. These items are mainly meat, fish, and dairy products.

To gardeners, compost is considered “black gold” because of its many benefits in the garden.

So what do I mean by compost Christians. God wants you and I (organic material) to be rich in His nutrients to the point that we are beneficial to this world of darkness. Continue reading “Be a Compost Christian” »


Do You Have Salvation-Born Again?

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Do You Have Salvation-Born Again?

Seven Indicators of True Salvation
Introduction
Every person who believes they have a saving relationship with God should sincerely look at the following indicators of a born again experience and ask themselves if these indicators are in their life. If they are not, then the principles found in Scripture indicate you are not born again-you do not have a born again relationship through Jesus Christ and you need to get born again-saved.  (Here is helpful info: http://www.thereishopetv.org/spiritual-resources)

Romans 10:9‐10 (NKJV)
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Continue reading “Do You Have Salvation-Born Again?” »


The Lord is My Keeper

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The Lord is My Keeper

As I was driving early in the morning, I encountered on the road three dead skunks, three dead possums, garbage bag in the road, and a deer jumped right in front of me. Praise God I did not hit anything. Right after this, Pastor David Jeremiah came on the radio and shared Psalm 121:5-8. No one can tell me that Almighty God is not a personal God. It is unfathomable to  me to believe that this was all coincidental. (I like the definition one pastor gave for the word coincidental-‘when God does something and we do not give Him credit for it’.) Continue reading “The Lord is My Keeper” »


Searching for a New Church Home

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Searching for a New Church Home

Since we have moved to Arkansas Carmi and I are searching for a new church home. We knew it might be a challenge. Why/ because we have been Christians for decades and so know what we are looking for and what we are not looking for, and we are picky.  Why are we picky? Because if we make a church home, we want to be fully devoted to the church. We will be giving our tithes, time, and energy to the church. Maybe not like we have done in the past, but more than many who attend church. Church attendance and being comitted to a church is important to us. Continue reading “Searching for a New Church Home” »


Delayed Answered Prayer-Part Three

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Delayed Answered Prayer-Part Three
Psalm 116

In Psalm 116 it is clear the psalmist has been through hell and back. The psalmist has surely wondered where God is at, why isn’t God answering their prayers. But it is also clear the psalmist has seen God move in the midst of their situation. Their mouth is full of praise. How about you? Where are you at in your life right now? Continue reading “Delayed Answered Prayer-Part Three” »