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We Have A Situation Here!

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We Have A Situation Here!


This is a phrase no one likes to hear. It means, to most of us, that something has gone terribly wrong and must be fixed.

Those words have been spoken to military officers, politicians, policemen, firemen and even school officials. To NASA, those words meant a serious problem existed… as in ‘Houston, we have a problem!”

Houston, we have a problem!

Houston, we have a problem!

Businessmen have used the term when the company’s future was threatened. Actually, the phrase has also been used in many homes, as well.

When the phrase, “We have a situation here” is uttered, everyone goes into their damage control mode, and fight to avoid a disaster.

There is also another use of the word ‘situation’ that brings peace to the hearts of every born-again child of God. defines the varies usages of the word for us. There is more to this word, than just a description of one’s state of affairs or condition.




1. Manner of being situated; location or position with reference to environment: The situation of the house allowed for a beautiful view.

2. A place or locality.

3. Condition; case; plight: He is in a desperate situation.

4. The state of affairs; combination of circumstances: The present international situation is dangerous.


The first two usages describe a place or location, not a dangerous set of circumstances.

So, when you have heard the words, “We have a situation here!” Do not dismay, for indeed you do!

 Ps 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.


Mount Zion is a type of the church. Allow me to take this verse out of context and say that the church, God’s house, is beautiful for whatever our situation in life.

Personally? Church is my joy! What I need to handle any situation, I have always found in a good church service.

We Have A (Beautiful) Situation Here!

Ps 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.



Written by Martyn Ballestero

February 18, 2013 at 12:08 am

You’ll Never Be Happy, Until God’s Happy With You!

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You’ll Never Be Happy, Until God’s Happy With You!

Almost everyone has laughed and nodded in agreement at the old adage: “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” Evidently, we humans can put two and two together and all arrive at that conclusion pretty quick.

Why then can’t we see that if God is not happy with us, we have absolutely no chance of being happy in this life?

Esau never valued his birthright. The covenant relationship with God that he could have inherited from his father, wasn’t worth more than a bowl of beans to him. The writer of Hebrews called Esau a “profane person.”

Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words claims one of the definitions for “profane” is “common.” In other words, Esau treated the birthright as commonplace, or as if it was nothing special. Imagine God’s displeasure when He saw how little Esau valued a Divine relationship.

Yes, Esau tried to fix everything with God, later. But the Lord would have nothing to do with him. When Esau sought for a place of repentance, God never let him repent. When he cried tears of regret and sorrow for his actions, God still rejected him. God wasn’t happy, so Esau died an unhappy man.

Remember this Scripture?

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Look at that verse again!

Great peace! When God is happy with you, He’ll give you not just peace, but Great peace. Without peace, there will never be lasting happiness in your life.

How is Great peace achieved? It comes when we fall in love with the law. It comes when we fall in love with His Word, His ways, and His precepts.

It boils down to this… If you fall in love with His Word, (His law), He gets happy. He gets happy enough to give you Great peace in your life. When you get Great peace in your life, you’ll be HAPPY!

You’ll Never Be Happy, Until God’s Happy With You!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 23, 2011 at 12:10 am