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The Isaiah 53:5 Project is a blogging ministry dedicated to spreading the positive message of salvation through Jesus Christ…

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It is written entirely by one person, James who lives in the southern United States.

I am lay Christian, not a great champion of the Christian faith, or a great Christian apologist, I fully understand that.

That being said, I believe I was called by God to spread the Gospel message of Christ via this blog, I will do so with the best intentions and to the best of my ability.

Will I sometimes fail?
Will I sometimes get an argument wrong?
Will I sometimes lose my cool and say something I shouldn’t?
Will I sometimes walk away bloody from a debate with a non-believer who is much smarter than I?

Yes to all, I understand that too, I am an imperfect human being.

But what I also understand is that God has a history of using the seemingly unworthy for great purposes, and He could be doing the same with me.

After all…

-Moses stuttered
-David’s armor didn’t fit
-John Mark was rejected by Paul
-Timothy had ulcers
-Hosea’s wife was a prostitute
-Amos’ only training was in the school of fig tree pruning
-Jacob was a liar
-David had an affair
-Solomon was too rich
-Jesus was too poor
-Abraham was too old
-David was too young
-Peter was afraid of death
-Lazarus was dead
-John was self-righteous
-Naomi was a widow
-Paul was a murderer, so was Moses
-Jonah ran from God
-Miriam was a gossip
-Gideon and Thomas both doubted
-Jeremiah was a bullfrog (kidding), he was depressed and suicidal
-Elijah was burned out
-John the Baptist was a loudmouth
-Martha was a worrywart
-Mary was lazy
-Samson had long hair
-Noah was a drunk

If God is truly behind this endeavor, I will grow with His guidance, become a better steward of His message with experience, and become stronger in my faith and knowledge of Him through it.

It is in that I pray, in Jesus’ name.

Amen!

Contact the blog at i535project@gmail.com

102 replies

  1. Wonderful! Thank you for spreading The Good News! We need more of this!

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  2. nice

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  3. Sounds like you’re a perfect (i.e. imperfect) vessel through whom our Savior can work. I look forward to reading much more.

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  4. Thank you for following! I always appreciate the support. You already know you have my support!

    Where in the south are you? I live in Indiana, but Charlotte and I spent six years in South Carolina right after we got married. We met many fine people and ate a lot of the food of the south. Those southerners really know how to eat good!!

    Come by and visit anytime. The welcome mat is always out.

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  5. Thank you for the follow James and for sharing our Lord and Savior with others. There is so much to do and so little time left . . . and we need to keep spreading the Good News until our Lord returns for us! ~ Blessings ~

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  6. James, thank you for following Deeper Roots. I look forward to reading your posts. My spirit resonates with just the few words I’ve read so far here. We must, we must stand up and loudly and clearly proclaim the Name of our God and the truth of His Word and snatch as many from the edge as possible before it’s too late. God bless your ministry here at Isaiah 53:5 Project..

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  7. Thank you for following me, what a lovely looking blog you have. A bit like a chocolate box which spoils you for choice!

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  8. Thank you for following me. I look forward to reading your blog also. May God speed your journey.

    Much love Tom

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  9. Thanks for the follow. I also live in the south…just in a different nation! Looking forward to following your posts!

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  10. Hi James- Love your blog! The article “10 Things Real Men Love More than Your Butt” just cracked me up (sorry for the unfortunate pun :0) I do a thing on my blog called “Blog Swap” (see the link below). If you think you might be interested in swapping one day, please drop me an e-mail. I’d love to work something out.

    http://michellelesleybooks.com/2014/11/10/blog-swap-3/

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    • Michelle,

      This certainly sounds like something I would be interested in, I’ll send you an email soon.

      I thought the pun was funny and, if you’d like to use or link this post, feel free.

      Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked what you found here.

      James

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  11. Thanks for popping over ‘the pond’, James.

    As you’re in ‘the deep south’, you may like to read http://richards-watch.org/2014/01/11/prophesy-to-2014/ which is just one instance I’ve noted of the Lord saying things where you are as being similar to over here (as in ‘Bridge_o’Pond’ tag). Presumably you saw recent references to a possible fresh revival?

    The bless you and keep guard over you my friend.

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  12. Wait? Long hair is a problem?

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  13. James, your blog is straight up awesome. As one cracked pot to another, let your light shine out to the darkened world in need of a Savior.

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  14. I like how you ended this. Thank you for spreading the Word of God! From a saint to another saint, God Bless You!

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  15. Isn’t it wonderful that God uses imperfect people!? It certainly makes me feel better . . . . Great blog! Keep spreading the Good News!

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  16. I love this! Keep up the great work my brother! Thank you for sending folks to http://projecthood.net.

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  17. Good to see you again, James!
    We’ve been away for awhile, but are getting back in the swing of things online once more.

    Noticed that your old Twitter handle was “dead”.
    Do you have a new one?

    Hope all is well,
    -JTR

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    • Hey JTR, glad to see you back at blogging, I have been wondering where you’ve been.

      I gave up on Twitter and deleted my account. Not sure if I’ll go back or not but if I do, I’ll say so here.

      All is great with me, hope all is well with you too.

      James

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  18. I like your list of Bible “heroes” and their foibles! God even used a donkey to speak His message to Balaam! Blessings to you!

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  19. Hey I am glad to have found you. Due to lack of time right at this moment I only skimmed your blog, but can’t wait to dig into it a little deeper – it all sounds like stuff that is of interest to me. I saw that you are from the “deep south” – can you get me a little closer to where you are? I am in Western North Carolina.

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  20. Reading that list of the faults of the “holy” people in the bible is so encouraging. Wonderful intro to your blogging ministry.

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  21. Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog. I’m a theology student and I really enjoy your way of doing apologetics. My Spirit is so happy to see the Lord glorify His name through you! Count me as one more faithful follower. Stay humble brother ❤

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  22. I look forward to reading all you have to share! God bless!

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  23. Dear fellow blogger!

    I invite you to read my blog post about causality:

    “Everything happens for a reason”. “God has a plan for everything; He is in control”. These are the kind of things that many well-intentioned people tend to say to a friend or family member when they are suffering or grieving. But are they true? Are these sayings actually Biblical?”

    https://faithandencouragement.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/does-everything-happen-for-a-reason/

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  24. Hey James, I have already considered what you sent me yesterday, notice I didn’t participate yesterday 🙂

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  25. I appreciate the like on my blog post!

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  26. I love what you’re doing brother James. May God help you to reach many souls through this ministry. Be blessed beyond measure!

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  27. Hi James,
    One of many things I love about our Lord is how He doesn’t call the equipped, but equips the called. In John 4:24, Jesus enumerates that true worshippers will worship in spirit and truth. He repeatedly demonstrates that faith is a requirement to see his revelations.
    God Bless!

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  28. Hi James! Here’s a link to a post I just did. With much travail, this is the post I’m supposed to submit to you. However, if it’s not what you were looking for, let me know. Thank you again for your gracious invitation 😀
    https://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/ouch/
    ~Dulcinea

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  29. James, I know your sweet, sweet car is smashed and you are frantically getting ready to go on vacation, but that didn’t stop me from bestowing the Starlight Blogger Award upon you. You can read about the duties of your nomination here: http://thereluctantbaptist.com/2015/06/18/award-hoard/
    Congratulations and sorry.

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  30. Good evening James. Sounds like you had a busy day today. Glad you liked my latest post on calling out a hypocrite. I personally know a man whom I am very concerned about. He is a hypocrite and a liar, and I have been spending many hours in prayer over him. Well, I am calling him out. If he is a brother in Christ, then let him take my challenge like a man and get it on.

    Anyway, that’s my burden right now. Looks like you have lots of traffic here. It’s my prayer that your site brings God the glory He deserves, and that you are conformed into the man He wants you to be.

    Have a good night.

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    • Thanks for the encouragement Paul. This issue is frustrating to me but I think it might be an alarming new trend. People seem to take Christians who have reasoned themselves out of the faith very seriously.

      God bless brother.

      James

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  31. Thanks James. Yes, the tares are hard to tell apart sometimes…but with God’s help, their mask always comes off.

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  32. James – Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking a post. I am enjoying my visit to yours. I wish you all good fortune in your undertaking.

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  33. Thanks for stopping by “Unwalled” and deciding to follow; I am truly honored. I pray that the Lord uses my postst to encourage, edify and inspire you in some way in 2015 and beyond. My spirit bears witness with what you have written on your “About ” page….imperfect persons bearing witness for a perfect God….multiplied blessings upon you and your ministry…..Shalom, Kim

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  34. You have an amazing blog. Bravo! God does not choose the qualified. He qualifies the chosen who accept His call.

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  35. I will follow anyone who follows the Master. May the Lord bless your efforts continually. Your friend, KJW

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  36. I love it. It just feels right. Keep doin what it do brother.
    tj

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  37. I really enjoy this!
    Lovely blog.
    Thank you for writing

    God bless you.

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  38. Brother thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog. I love the humble spirit with which you write. Thank you for getting the word out.

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  39. Hi James,
    I popped over to see what your blog was all about. Thank you for “liking” one of my posts. Your blog is amazing. I’ve had a quick scan of your categories and posts and will be back for some more. Keep going – you’re doing an excellent work!

    Carol

    https://apurposedrivenachiever.wordpress.com/
    https://womenofwarfare.wordpress.com/

    “…If you love what you are doing, you will be successful” – Albert Schweitzer

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  40. God put the phrase ” painting with ashes” on my heart early this morning so I googled it and came across your blog. Wit, willingness, and humility- what a great combination. I look forward to reading more. I’ve just begun Blogging at http://www.acertaincourage.com I’d love any feedback if you have the time or inclination.

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  41. I like your subtitle! “LIFE: THE TIME GOD GIVES YOU TO DETERMINE HOW YOU SPEND ETERNITY” And I appreciate what you are doing for God’s history. God bless!

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  42. Hi James,
    I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. Thanks for your amazing contribution to the blogosphere!

    https://ufuomaee.com/2016/07/04/blogger-recognition-award/

    Cheers, Ufuoma.

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  43. I believe in your aims!, i’m less certain of the Ability 😉

    One thing, if i may? It may have been mentioned above, but Remember: it is not through our human and subject-to-error ways that God works, but through His Gift of Grace, or the Holy Spirit that we are in any way able to do His Work.

    Our attempts do do ‘It’ as WE think it should be done almost always end up causing more confusion than actual Good.

    Scripture says we are to ’empty ourselves’ so that the Spirit of God is more freely able to enter us and be listened to by our own body and mind. That we cast off the old man so as to allow for the new man of God.

    Love.

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  44. Hi, I looked over some of your posts and I like your style. A fellow traveller and disciple of Jesus. Well done!
    Blessings – Bruce

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