Friday, July 14, 2017


In West Texas is a famous oil-field known as the Yates Pool. During the Depression, this field was a sheep ranch owned by a man named Ira Yates.

Mr. Yates was not able to make enough money on his ranching operation to pay the principal & interest on the mortgage, so he was in danger of losing his ranch.

With little money for clothes or food, his family like many others had to live on government subsidy. Day after day, as he grazed his sheep, he wondered how he would be able to pay his bills.

Then a seismograph crew from an oil company came into the area & told Mr. Yates that there might be oil on his land. They asked permission to drill a wildcat well & he signed a lease contract.

At 1,115 ft they struck a huge oil reserve. The first well came in at 80,000 barrels a day. Many of the later wells were more than twice as large. 30 years after the first well was drilled, all the wells still had the potential of pumping 125,000 barrels of oil a day.

And Mr. Yates owned it all! The day he purchased the property he received the oil & mineral rights, yet he was living on government assistance.

A multi-millionaire living in poverty!

The problem? He did not know the oil was there. He owned it, but he did not know it!

Jesus Christ came so that you might have life, full & meaningful. Yet, many people are not aware of all that is theirs even though it's right at their fingertips.

Lord Jesus said in John 10:10... "I have come that they may have life, and that they might have it abundantly."

Don't just sit on it. Live it!

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“When you become satisfied with God, however, everything else so loses its charm that He can give it to you without harm.” -  A.B. Simpson.

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