T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number II    February, 2011
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    New/Returning Members...................1
    News From the Z1C.......................2
    Old School ToolBox......................3
    Cooking:  Even SysOps Have to eat.......4
    BBS SoftWare List.......................5
    SWL Echo................................6
    E-Ministries #7.........................7
    FidoGazette BBSList.....................8
    Info (How to Submit an Article).........9

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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number II    February, 2011
    It's true.. I've rejoined Facebook at my daughter's insistence (Hey, I have
    to blame it on somebody (vbg).  It is useful for those who refuse to call
    on those antiquted devices we either have in our pockets or somewhere in
    our homes, our telephones.
    Who would have thought that the internet would essentially not only mean
    the demise of phone/modem communications, but also simple, "hey how are
    you" telephone calls?  It's sad to me.  Internet communications via icq,
    facebook, etc. are cool, but it's not the same as actually having a
    conversation with someone on the phone.
    For instance, my birthday was Feb. 1st.. and I've got 4 sisters and a
    brother..  out of all those siblings, only one sis took the moment it cost
    them to give me a call on the phone.  Mom called as well at least (smile). 
    A huge pile of people wished me a happy birthday on facebook and I don't
    mean to diminish that, it was great - yet it makes me think how easy it is
    now to show the world (publically, yet) that you care.
    My sister who did call, and I had a great talk on the phone, btw.  It was
    more than enjoyable to not have to use emoticons hehe

    Btw, sorry for the slowness in getting out this issue.  I just had an
    idea to improve the program I'd written to publish FidoGazette.. of
    course it took longer than expected to get things the way I like them
    (g)..  Hopefully any strange characters etc. are cleaned up now if you
    were still seeing any of them.

    New/Returning Members:
    1:138/393  Charles Waters  R17
    Welcome Back!
    1:393/31   Gary Perkins    R18
    In the Works:
    Tom Pipes                  R11
    Hugo Stroud                R18
    Rick Svyzek                R17
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number II    February, 2011
    Notes from The Z1C
    The Problem:
    The original DOS version of Makenl has caused some people problems in the
    last several weeks in failing to update existing segments to the current
    Julian date.  This problem was reported as of 1/1/11.
    New segments submitted have had no problem in this regard, and are
    incorporated without problems as usual.
    As far as been reported this failure to update julian dates of the older
    segments has not caused any problems either, that we know of.
    In the newer MakeNl_NG, there were some other problems reported with 
    MakeNl_Ng in version 32??  not submitting segments even though there were
    updated segments reported.  I'm happy that the latest linux release, v329a
    fixed that for me.
    If You're Having Problems, A Solution:
    If you're running linux, switch to v329a available in the coordutl
    directory: http://www.filegate.net/coordutl/mnl329a.zip
    Unfortunately, that archive does not contain any binaries (executiables). 
    If you're running Linux, that's no big deal, your system is set up to
    compile most programs.  Just have a look at the makefile to see if you
    need to make any changes for your system before running make filename.
    I've been running v329a since its release and have found no problems as of
    this date.  It was a simple compile over here.
    If you need a DOS or Windows version, we plan to compile a version over
    here.  I'll announce it in the message echo MAKENL_NG as soon as that's
    done (my intention was to get that taken care of a week or so ago :( )
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number II    February, 2011
                                  The Old School Toolbox
                           By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
                       Paradigm shift?  Not really
    This series of articles was precipitated by discussions in various
    Fidonet echoes back in December. As was once said, "there is
    nothing new under the sun."  Might not be, but the new part these
    days is that we can find ourselves easily tripped up if we're not
    A legendary curse was often expressed as "may you live interesting
    times."  We indeed live in "interesting times."  Organizations such
    as Wikileaks have the potential to make Daniel Ellsburg and the
    Pentagon papers look like child's play, as they attempt to assume
    a role once played by the press in our society.  
    So how do these "leakers" get their info to folks such as
    WikiLeaks?  Quite easily.  It's all computerized, and the folks who
    are in control spend less energy tracking the handling of secret
    data than they do tracking personal information of ordinary
    citizens here in these United States.  A sad commentary, but I'll
    step off the political soapbox now so you can continue reading.
    If you follow the memories echo over here in z1 you noticed the
    thread which started up in December of last year about our online
    world and the changes that it's wrought in our social fabric.  I
    hear a lot of talk about this "new way" of interacting with each
    other and a lot of hand wringing among sociologists and other so-
    called deep thinkers about it, but I maintain it isn't for the most
    part all that new.  
    What's new about it?  YES the "social networking" part of it is
    quite new, and quite misunderstood by many of its users.    They
    spew forth their personal information like a fire hose in these
    places blissfully ignorant of the possible consequences.  
    It's said in all this that many spend more time interacting with
    folks via electronic media than they do interacting with neighbors
    or friends nearby.  I stated quite bluntly in the echomail
    discussion I referenced earlier that I felt I knew many people I'd
    met via Fidonet and various online forums more than I knew or know
    my closest neighbors in this small town.  I noted that before the
    online world came into existence this might not be true for many as
    it is today however.  But, I also noted that this isn't as new as
    folks like to think it is.  Ham radio operators have been
    introduced to this paradigm now for nearly a century.
    We've all seen those "you know you're a ... " lists, further
    popularized by Jeff Foxworthy's "you know you're a redneck if ...
    " list.  Also said "you might be a ... " but one of them I've seen
    in every "you might be a ham radio operator if ... " lists has this
    "you start to miss people you've never seen."  I'll bet it didn't
    take you long to grasp why this might be true.  So, think about it
    a moment, then remember that smart radio amateurs take some
    precautions in their dealings with others on the air.  
    Within hours of being evacuated from the hospital where we served
    during Katrina I'd made contact with a ham radio associate so he
    could advise others I work with in one of the communities there
    that I'd be unable to fulfill my duties for the foreseeable future. 
    Within a few hours of hanging up the telephone after talking to him
    I had phone calls from all over the country with offers of
    assistance: clothing, radio equipment to return to the air; payment
    of hotel bills, you name it.  The ham radio community mustered more
    useful assistance for my lady and I than the Red Cross or any other
    "relief" agency did, and much quicker to boot.  IN fact, the
    assistance they rendered meant I wasn't calling on the traditional
    agencies and organizations, enabling them to assist those in need
    without any resources.  If this isn't social networking I don't
    know what is.  See, it ain't that new folks!
    Many over the years have needed to take extra precautions to
    protect privacy as well.  Consider how many entertainers use a
    "stage name" so that they can live an otherwise normal life when
    not performing.  Back in the early to mid-1990's we saw plenty of
    discussion both in the fidonet echoes, and in the FIdonews on the
    pros and cons of "handles" on bulletin board systems.  Even back
    then when the online world was in its formative stages privacy
    advocates were sounding the alarm but few were listening.  IN the
    halcyon days of Fidonet some moderators would waive the "real names
    only" rule for a poster with special circumstances.  A prominent
    lawyer with the Federal Communications Commission posted under an
    assumed name in the fidonet law echo back then.  If I recall
    correctly a couple of up and comers in the music world participated
    in the guitar echo under an alias as well.  Yes these were
    apparently real names, because a two word "name" was presented to
    the reader, so nobody was really the wiser.  As current caretaker
    of the guitar echo I state flat out in my rules that those who wish
    to use a name other than the one they were given or normally use
    today contact me and let me know who they are.  But, as long as it
    isn't something obvious such as "captain Kirk" etc. I"m none the
    wiser if you do choose to use an alias and your sysop's amenable. 
    I just ask that if I have a need to communicate with such a party
    that his/her host sysop do me the courtesy of making sure this user
    can see my netmail communications to him/her.
    Since there is indeed "nothing new under the sun" we'll talk about
    what's been well known for decades about how to protect one's
    personal information, and personal space next time.  So, stay 
    tuned, and, Be alert!  America needs more lerts.

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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number II    February, 2011
        F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!
      By Janis  Kracht, 1:261/38
     ===Energy Bars===
    Ok, Im not sure if these will really increase your energy (g),  but they
    are MUCH better than any junk foods :)
    Yield: 13"X9" pan of bars, we cut them like brownies.
    Preheat the oven to 350F. 
    Grease a 13X9-inch pan lined with foil. 
    Combine in a large bowl:
      3 cups cups packed dried fruit (apricots, pitted dates, raisins, figs,
                                      cherries, and/or cranberries), coarsely
     Optional:  I had some apples that I had canned from the fall, packed with
                sugar, so I drained them and threw them in as well.. as long
                as the total is about 3 cups, you should be fine)
      2  cups old-fashioned rolled oats
      1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      2 cups packed dark brown sugar
      1 cup any chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds)
      1⁄2 teaspoon salt (see note below regarding shortening)
      1 1/2 tsp. teaspoon ground cinnamon
    Add and stir until well blended:
      3⁄4 cup (1 1⁄2 sticks) unsalted butter,melted
      3/4 cup shortening or margerine melted (if unsalted, increase the salt to
              about 1 teaspoon)
      2 teaspoons vanilla
    Press the mixture into the pan. Bake until top is golden brown, about 50 -
    60 minutes.  Don't over bake it.  Cool in the pan on a rack.  When the top
    is golden brown, it's done :)

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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number II    February, 2011
                             BBS Software List
                          Updated 31 October 2010
                     Maintained by Sean Dennis (1:18/200)
                Editors Emeritus: Robert Couture, Janis Kracht
              M=Mailer  T=Tosser  B=BBS  D=Door  C=Comm/Terminal
              P=Points  E=Editor  I=Internet  U=Utility  #=Info
              F=TIC/SRIF Processor
              *=Software is available and may be registerable, 
                but no longer supported or updated.
              @=Website is operating but is no longer updated.
              ?=Software's updating/support status is unknown.
              O=Software is open source.
           This list contains BBS-related software that is available
           for registration (not necessarily supported), open source
           software and actively developed/supported software by its
           author.  Software listed may be available for DOS, Linux,
              OS/2 (eComStation), Windows (16 or 32 bit) and OSX.
     .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.
     |Software: Author     |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes      Help Node|
     `- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -'
      Argus                |MI*? |http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/argus/
                           |     | v3.210 on Mar 29 2001
      BinkleyTerm XE       |MO*  |http://btxe.sourceforge.net
                           |     | 2.60XE Beta-XH7 on Oct 22 2000
      BinkD                |MI?  |http://2f.ru/binkd/
                           |     | maloff@corbina.net
                           |     | v0.94 on Jul 24 2000 (Outdated)
                           |     |http://www.filegate.net/r50/aftnbinkd/
      FIDO-Deluxe IP       |MPUI |http://www.fido-deluxe.de.vu 2:2432/280
       Michael Haase       |     | m.haase@gmx.net
                           |     | v2.4 on Sep 26 2003
      FrontDoor, FD/APX:   |MITPC|http://www.defsol.se          2:201/330
       Definite Solutions  |?    | sales@defsol.se                
                           |     | v2.26SW & v2.33ml FD, v1.15 APX
      Husky Project        |MTPUI|http://husky.sourceforge.net/
                           |O?   | v1.9 RC2 on Apr 20 2010
      Taurus               |MI   |http://www.fidotel.com/public/forums/
      (based on Radius)    |?    |  taurus/index.htm
                           |     | v5.0 Jun 12 2006
                           |     | 
      T-Mail               |MI   |http://www.tmail.spb.ru (Russian only)
                           |?    | v2608 on Dec 12 2001
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     ==> MAIL TOSSERS 
      Crashmail II         |TO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | 
      FastEcho             |T    |http://www.softeq.de/Products/FastEcho/
                           |     | fastecho.html
                           |     | v1.46.1 on 13 Nov 2007
                           |     | Registration keys are free and available
                           |     | by request from the author
      Fidogate             |TUI? |http://www.fidogate.org
                           |     | v4.4.10 on Aug 27 2004
                           |     |
      FMail                |TO*? |http://fmail.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.60 on Mar 8 2008
                           |     | Source code only!
      Squish               |T*   |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                           |     | v1.11R2 on Jan 1 2009
                           |     | Source code available in the Maximus BBS 
                           |     | archive: http://maximus.sourceforge.net
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      BBBS                 |BICTM|http://www.bbbs.net             2:22/222 
                           |     |  b@bbbs.net                     
                           |     | v4.01 on January 28 2007   
      EleBBS               |BO*? |http://www.elebbs.com
                           |     | v0.10.RC1 on Jun 9 2002
      Enthral BBS          |B    |http://enthralbbs.com          1:250/501
       Linux/BSD/OSX       |     | v0.429/Alpha on 14 October 2010
                           |     | Fidonet filebone SCENEENT
      Ezycom BBS           |BT   |http://www.ezycom-bbs.com      3:690/682
                           |     | v2.15g2 on Nov 16 2009
      GT Power             |B    |http://www.gtpowerbbs.com/                     
                           |     | v19.00
      Hermes II Project    |BT   |http://www.hermesbbs.com/
       Macintosh-based     |     | malyn@strangegizmo.com
                           |     | v3.5.10b3 
      Maximus BBS          |BO*  |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                           |     | v3.03
                           |     | Source code available at:
                           |     | http://maximus.sourceforge.net/
      MBSE BBS             |BIO? |http://mbse.sourceforge.net   2:280/2802
                           |     | mbroek@users.sourceforge.net
                           |     | v0.92.0 on Oct 16 2007
      Meltdown BBS         |UIO  |http://meltdown-bbs.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.0b on Apr 26 2004
      Mystic BBS           |BO*  |http://www.mysticbbs.com
                           |     | v1.07.3 on May 13th 2001
      RemoteAccess BBS     |B?   |http://www.rapro.com             1:1/120
                           |     | bfmorse@rapro.com
                           |     | v2.62.2SW
      Renegade BBS         |B    |http://renegadebbs.info        1:129/305
                           |     | v1.10/DOS on 3 Oct 2009
      Spitfire BBS         |B?   |http://www.buffalocrk.com/
                           |     | mdwoltz@buffalocrk.com          
                           |     | v3.6 on Aug 20 1999
      Synchronet BBS       |BTIO |http://www.synchro.net         1:103/705
                           |     | v3.16 on 31 Dec 2006
      Telegard BBS         |B*   |http://www.telegard.net
                           |     | v3.09g2-sp4/mL on Dec 19 1999
      WildCat! Interactive |MTBEI|http://www.santronics.com
       Net Server, Platinum|     | sales@santronics.com
       Xpress: Santronics  |     | 
       Software, Inc.      |     | 
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      Allfix               |FIUT |http://www.allfix.com/          1:140/12
                           |     | v6.00g19 21 Apr 2009
      NEF/pk               |F    |http://nefpk.8m.com/
                           |     | v2.45b2 on 5 March 2000                     
      TinyTIC              |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     |                               1:120/544
      VIReq                |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     |                               1:120/544
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      Cheepware            |DU   |http://kd5col.info/cheepware.html
       Sean Dennis         |     | sdennis72@gmail.com            1:18/200
                           |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE 
      DDS (Doorware        |D@   |http://www.doorgames.org     
       Distribution System)|     | ruth@doorgames.org
       Ruth Argust         |     |
      Jibben Software      |D*   |http://www.jibbensoftware.com/
                           |     |  bbs-door-games.cfm
                           |     | scott@jibben.com
                           |     | 1995-99 Release dates
      John Dailey Software |DU?  |http://www.johndaileysoftware.com
      Shining Star         |D*   |http://www.shiningstar.net/bbsdoors/
                           |     | nannette@shiningstar.net
                           |     | Doors are still registerable via website
      Sunrise Doors:       |D    |http://www.sunrisedoors.com
       Al Lawrence         |     | al@sunrisedoors.com
                           |     | Tel: (404) 256-9518
      T1ny's Software      |DU   |http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/tsoft/
       Shawn Highfield     |     | shighfield@gmail.com          1:229/452
                           |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE
      The Brainex System   |D    |http://www.brainex.com/brainex_system/
                           |     | stanley@brainex.com
                           |     | 1994-99 Releases
      Trade Wars           |D*   |http://www.eisonline.com/tradewars/
                           |     | jpritch@eisonline.com
                           |     | v3.09 (DOS-32) in 2002
      Vagabond Software    |DU*  |http://http://vbsoft.dhakota.org
                           |     | d@dhakota.org 
                           |     | Last update: Apr 11 2008
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      CrossPoint (XP)      |P?   |http://www.crosspoint.de (German only)
                           |     | pm@crosspoint.de
                           |     | v3.12d  on Dec 22 1999
      FreeXP               |P    |http://www.freexp.de (German only)
                           |     | support@freexp.de
                           |     | v3.42 on Jun 27 2010
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      GoldEd+              |EO*? |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on Apr 29 2010
      SqEd32               |E    |http://www.sqed.de            2:2476/493
                           |     | v1.15 on Dec 15 1999
                           |     | Website is in German and English
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      JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
      Internet Rex         |UI?  |http://members.shaw.ca/InternetRex/
                           |     | telnet://xanadubbs.ca         1:342/806
                           |     | v2.29 on Oct 21st 2001
      TransNet             |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
                           |     |  transnet/index.html
                           |     | transnet@ressl.com.ar
                           |     | v2.11 on Sep 13 2007
      Ifmail               |UIO  |http://ifmail.sourceforge.net
                           |     | crosser@average.org         
      MakeNL               |UO   |http://www.filegate.net/coordutl/
                           |     | v3.2.9 on Feb 1 2010
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      Telnet/Dialup BBS    |#    |http://www.telnetbbsguide.com   1:275/89
       Guide               |     | Maintained by Dave Perrussel
                           |     | This is probably the most updated BBS
                           |     | list on the Internet for a general
                           |     | BBS list.
      Synchronet BBS List  |#    |http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html
                           |     | Maintained automatically
                           |     | This list is specifically for
                           |     | Synchronet-based BBS systems and is
                           |     | automatically updated nightly. 
      The BBS Corner       |#    |http://www.bbscorner.com
                           |     | This website is more than just files,
                           |     | it's an encyclopedia of knowledge for
                           |     | BBS sysops and people who want to
                           |     | become sysops.  This site is run by
                           |     | the same person who does the Telnet
                           |     | BBS Guide.
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      File Archives:
       http://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)
       http://hobbes.nmsu.edu (OS/2 specific)
       http://www.filegate.net/ (FTP access via port 60721)
      Note: Most also provide FTP access (use ftp instead of http above)
      The BBS Software List is published monthly in the FidoGazette.
      If you have corrections, suggestions or additions to the information
      above, please contact Sean Dennis with your information via the
      FIDOGAZETTE echo, netmail at 1:18/200 or email at sean@kd5col.info.
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number II    February, 2011
                         CHECK OUT THE SWL ECHO
    Did you ever wish you could get more information than you could get
    off the news channels after one of those big natural or manmade
    Got one of those old general coverage (shortwave) receivers hanging
    around at your house just collecting dust?
    Maybe you have one, or  two, or even four radios around, including
    your vhf and uhf scanner on which you listen to the cops and the
    public works folks, and of course the road crews after the
    Yes, even in the age of 24/7 news coverage and satellite and cable
    television there's still plenty of action on the shortwave bands. 
    That's that slice of spectrum, and a big one, that starts above
    your AM broadcast band and goes all the way up.  
    Recently there was a post or two in another echo asking about where
    to find discussions of shortwave listening topics.  AT one time
    Fidonet had a vibrant active radio hobbyist community, but
    it isn't what it once was.  obviously there is still a
    bit of interest out there however.  NOw those whose main
    radio interest is surfing the shortwave bands, whether it
    be the broadcast listeners or those folks such as myself
    who concentrate on military aero and other "utility" monitoring
    now have an echo on the backbone for these discussions.
    NEwcomers to the hobby are most welcome there as well.
    So, areafix the SWL echo for your BBS and you can help your users
    find out where to tune on those radios after the earthquake or
    hurricane.  Get answers to questions about suitable equipment,
    antennas, new and not so new gear, etc.  
    The rules are simple:  Endeavor to communicate in English, play
    nice and have fun.  everybody from seasoned radio buffs to those
    just interested in checking it out to see if shortwave listening is
    something they might like is welcome.  In fact, we encourage neophytes
    to post those newbie questions.  
    Sysops, areafix the SWL echo for your users today!
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number II    February, 2011
     -e-Ministries -
     -   by Jon Justvig-
     -  February 7, 2011   -
     Issue #: 7
     In our last article, we talked about how the scheme of the devil put
     wrath on the human race.  As a penalty for disobeying God's command,
     pain and suffering was put on mankind forever.  The tree of life was
     put to an end, therefore we are not able to live forever here on
     earth.  However, the moment God put limitations on the years we are
     to live, Adam and Eve bore a son.
     [KJV] Gen 4:1  And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and
    bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the
     Adam and Eve were blessed to have their first child.  Eve
     experienced her first pain in childbearing.  This was the beginning
     to a new generation.
     [KJV] Gen 4:2  And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a
    keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
     Cain being their first born, Eve labored another child, Abel so that
     he would not have to work alone.  Cain was the caretaker of the
     field and Abel would take care of the animals on the field.  This
     did not go well for too long.
     [KJV] Gen 4:3  And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain
    brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto
    the LORD.
     [KJV] Gen 4:4  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his
    flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had
    respect unto Abel and to his offering:
     [KJV] Gen 4:5  But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.
    And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
     It all seemed well for awhile.  Their first harvest came and Cain
     offered fruit and Abel raised livestock and they both had brought
     their offering to the Lord.  Cain was very jealous of Abel, that
     Abel found God's favor; Cain received not.  
     [KJV] Lev 22:29  And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving
      unto the LORD, offer it at your own will.
     It's not what we give in offering, it's how we give.  We are to give
     because we want to.  It is not at all about what we get in return or
     to please God.  We cannot tempt our Lord with anything.
     [KJV] Gen 4:6  And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and
    why is thy countenance fallen?
     [KJV] Gen 4:7  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and
    if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And
    unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule
    over him. 
     If Cain had giving with delight in his heart and not to seek favor
     all would have been well again.  His desire overruled Cain and sin
     came into his heart.  He would then seek to act out in hate because
     he was jealous of his brother Abel.
     [KJV] Gen 4:8  And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to
    pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up
    against Abel his brother, and slew him.
     [KJV] Gen 4:9  And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy
    brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's
     Just as Adam and Eve hid in the garden after disobey God, Abel knew
     he was in the wrong because his conscience told him so.  We are all
     gifted with the Holy Spirit for guidance.  Cain had obviously
     tricked his brother Abel to come to the field with him and
     deliberately killed him in search for revenger.  Cain was lost up to
     this point.  What Cain needed most here was love, joy and
     [KJV] Pro 18:2  A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that
     his heart may discover itself.
     [KJV] Psa 37:4  Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give
     thee the desires of thine heart.
     [KJV] Gen 4:10  And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy
     brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. 
     The Lord knew Cain did something wicked against Abel and Cain knew
     it too.  At this point, Cain was letting his fleshly wicked way take
     the best of him.  At this point, he should have been acting in the
     spirit with good cheer and joy instead of hate and revenge.  It has
     led Cain on the wrong path.  Even though sin had already carried
     over into Cain and Abel from Adam and Eve, Abel knew had known how
     to control his desires more than his brother.  Now Abel is dead.
     [KJV] Gen 4:11  And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath
     opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from
     thy hand; 
     [KJV] Gen 4:12  When thou tillest the ground, it shall not
     henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive
     and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 
     Do you remember when God say that if you eat of the fruit of truth
     you shall surely die?  Already, after Even bore two children, one
     has already killed his sibling.  Sow into sin and you shall reap
     sin in your generation and all the generations that follow.  So
     focus on the Lord in everything.  Keep him first place in your
     [KJV] Gen 4:13  And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is
     greater than I can bear. 
     Just like Eve didn't think she could endure her labor pains as
     punishment for her disobedience, Cain also feels he can't handle
     his punishment.  Don't we see a trend here?  It all started in the
     garden up until the current date.
     [KJV] Gen 4:14  Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the
     face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid;
     and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the
     earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one
     that findeth me shall slay me. 
     Cain knew well what it meant to sow a seed, for it to harvest and
     reap his findings from his experience in the field.  He knew well if
     you would kill a man, that was the seed that would come forth and it
     would come against him and he would be killed.
     [KJV] Gen 4:15  And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever
     slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him
     sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest
     any finding him should kill him. 
     Cain just inherited his first insurance policy.  Saying if any man
     touch Cain, he will be punished seven times over.  With this, we 
     will conclude this article and continue where we left off this time
     in the weeks ahead.
     If you've enjoyed our meeting, remember to ask your SysOp to carry
     MINISTER, an echo with FidoNet if he/she doesn't already.  Remember
     also to keep your head up high.  May God bless you and keep you!
     *** This conclude this issue of e-Ministries provided by Jon

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