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STOP! Stand still and recieve with your eye on The Prize – to be in God’s presence!


STOP! Stand still and recieve with your eye on The Prize – to be in God’s presence!
Surely (not possibly or maybe) goodness AND mercy shall follow you all the days of your life! and you shall dwell in The Presence of The Most High for always, Amen.

Glory to God in The HIGHEST! Y’all, peace is yours! Amen.

1. Leviticus 26:6 —
“I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.”
2. Psalm 29:11 —
“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”

3. Number 6: 25–26 —
“The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.”
4. Isaiah 32:18 —
“My people will live in peaceful dwelling-places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.”
5. Psalm 4:8 —
“In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

This week, hold on to the following seven great promises.
Deuteronomy 28:2–6 —
“You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your towns and your fields will be blessed. Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.”
Psalm 91:3 —
“For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.”
1 Peter 2:24 —
“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds, you are healed.”
Deuteronomy 28:2–6 —
“You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your towns and your fields will be blessed. Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.”
Psalm 91:3 —
“For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.”
1 Peter 2:24 —
“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds, you are healed.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 —
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
Romans 8:1 —
“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.”
Romans 8:37 —
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”
Romans 8:38–39 —
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below — indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Remember “all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!’ And through Christ, our ‘Amen’ which means ‘Yes’ ascends to God for His glory” – 2 Corinthians 1:20.

This Season, the Almighty God shall keep you safe and secured under the shadows of His wings.
Whatever is your due shall be delivered to you. Your days shall be filled with Favour and Prosperity. No evil shall befall you and your household.
Amongst the Great men and women in this world, you shall never be found missing, because surely God will PERFECT all that concerns you and your family members.

Chil’ we have shared about Season. What exactly does it mean? To start, both IN and OUT of Season (🤔Blessings? Nope! We are blessed in all our ways! Get it? Always, Amen )

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing…
Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

“He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”
Daniel 2:21

“While the Earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
Genesis 8:22

“He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own Authority.”
Acts 1:7

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:9

“He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.”
Psalm 104:19

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”
Psalm 1:3
Y’all! This is a share all on its own! When is your “Season”? You are planted and The Word says you will grow! Is your seed on ‘fertile soil’? till and nourish!
The Parable of the Sower (sometimes called the Parable of the Soils) is a parable of Jesus found in the three Synoptic Gospels in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, and Luke 8:4-15. … Some seed falls on the path (wayside) with no soil, some on rocky ground with little soil, and some on soil which contained thorns.

Hmm🤔 doubt, fear, confusion… All soil!
Where two or three are gathered in The name of The LORD, The Lord is in their midst! Y’all, do NOT neglect the gathering of yourselves together!

“Do not forsaking the assembling/gathering of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Wow! Yet another share! Not only The Day of The Lord’s coming, but YOUR day of cessation of ‘days’! Chil’ this means so very much! Glory to God!!!
We have shared, after life ceases; “Time” ceases! Days are marked by sunsets and sunrises which are not experienced after we pass on? OR just pass, as in die! BUT where do we pass to?
Think extensively on this! Neither you nor I came up with this term! It is His-storiHis-stori.cay.cal.

I have to share!
That is difficult to answer without context. When talking about death, we have to consider the requisite deference the situation might call for.
When speaking about death hypothetically or figuratively, I imagine you can use any metaphor your creativity allows for that implies an end or moving on. Euphemisms like “kick the bucket”, “bite the dust”, “cash in”, “croak”, and so on, are examples.
When speaking about someone specifically, there are only a few words that are going to be widely appropriate considering the differences among us in regards to sensitivity, religion, etc. Maybe you can say “succumbed” or “relinquish life”, or reference a “culmination”, “loss”, “repose”, or “departure”.
In a detached context, you can use “fatality”, “termination”, or something to reference “mortality”.
When in doubt however, maybe it’s better to stick with “deceased”, “died”, or “passed away”…which might explain why those terms seem so overused.

In the interest of ‘space’, take a gander:
https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/207087/origin-of-terms-passed-away-and-deceased

“And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.”
Genesis 1:14

So here on Earth in this ‘time’, we have day and night! As we shared, when that ceases, then what next?

I must ask a salient/pressing question! Does God Exist? Funny question really! Does nature exist? Does this world exist? (In your head now!) Do I exist?
What IS ‘existence’?
Your ‘mind/thoughts’ are they ‘real’? So, what happens to them?
Once again we are down to the atomic level! Wow!
Chil’ we can share for eons, but rather I will ask “who, what, where, how and why are you?”

https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/7-important-bible-verses-about-purpose/

https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-purpose/

As I said ‘sharing’ is for all ways!

And we continue:
“Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:1

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
Isaiah 55:10-11

“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.”
Matthew 24:32

Ok, ok, ok! Enough already!
Com’on now! Enough is enough!

“Really?”
I am just pointing out what was pointed out to me!

Be blessed (and we know what this stands for! To end we will share again what to be “blessed” means!)

Feeling blessed is in vogue.
A quick look at Facebook and Twitter shows how many people today feel #blessed. In our social-media world, saying you’re blessed can be a way of boasting while trying to sound humble.
College scholarship? #Blessed. Unexpected raise? #Blessed. Wonderful family? #Blessed.
As Christians we use that term too, of course. We pray God will bless our family. We attribute our undeserved gifts to “God’s blessings.” We talk about ministries being blessed. But what does it really mean? How should we understand the blessing of God?
The Good Life
“My trials grounded my faith in ways that prosperity and abundance never could.”
For believers, is the blessed life synonymous with the successful life? Is it the Christian version of the good life? A loving marriage, obedient children, a vibrant ministry, a healthy body, a successful career, trusted friends, financial abundance — if these are the characteristics of a blessed life, then having all of them should translate into an extraordinarily blessed life.
But does it? If someone had all those things, would they be extraordinarily blessed?
Rather than turning to God, they might feel self-sufficient and proud. Perhaps a bit smug and self-righteous. After all, their hard work would be yielding good fruit.
Moreover, they wouldn’t need to cry out to God for deliverance; everything would already be perfect. They wouldn’t need to trust God; they could trust in themselves. They wouldn’t need God to fill them; they would already be satisfied.
God’s Richest Blessings
My desire for God is greatly fueled by my need. And it is in the areas of loss where I feel my need most intensely. Unmet desires keep me on my knees. Deepen my prayer life. Make me ransack the Bible for God’s promises.
Earthly blessings are temporary; they can all be taken away. Job’s blessings all disappeared in one fateful day. I, too, had a comfortable life that was stripped away within a span of weeks. My marriage dissolved. My children rebelled. My health spiraled downward. My family fell apart. My dreams were shattered.
And yet, in the midst of those painful events, I experienced God’s richest blessings. A stronger faith than I had experienced before. A deeper love than I had ever known. A more intimate walk than I could explain. My trials grounded my faith in ways that prosperity and abundance never could.
While my trials were not blessings in themselves, they were channels for them. As Laura Story asks in her song “Blessings,” “What if your blessings come through rain drops? What if trials of this life — the rain, the storms, the hardest nights — are your mercies in disguise?”
This revolutionary idea of blessing is also firmly established in Scripture.
The Common Thread
One translation of the New Testament (ESV) has 112 references with the words bless, blessing, or blessed, none of whichconnects blessing to material prosperity. Consider these passages:
“Suffering and trials are not blessings in themselves, but they are channels for God’s grace.”
“Blessed are the poor in spirit. . . . Blessed are those who mourn. . . . Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake . . . Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:3–4, 10–11)
“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28)
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven. (Romans 4:7; quoting Psalm 32:1)
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial. (James 1:12)
“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. . . . Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:13, 19:9)
There is no hint of material prosperity or perfect circumstances in any New Testament reference. On the contrary, blessing is typically connected with either poverty and trial or the spiritual benefits of being joined by faith to Jesus.
According to the Key-Word Study Bible, “The Greek word translated blessed in these passages is makarioi which means to be fully satisfied. It refers to those receiving God’s favor, regardless of the circumstances” (emphasis added).
What is blessing, then? Scripture shows that blessing is anything God gives that makes us fully satisfied in him. Anything that draws us closer to Jesus. Anything that helps us relinquish the temporal and hold on more tightly to the eternal. And often it is the struggles and trials, the aching disappointments and the unfulfilled longings that best enable us to do that.
Truly Blessed
“Unmet desires keep me on my knees and make me ransack the Bible for God’s promises.”
Pain and loss transform us. While they sometimes unravel us, they can also push us to a deeper life with God than we ever thought possible. They make us rest in God alone. Not what we can do or achieve for him. And not what he can do or achieve for us.
In pain and loss, we long for Presence. We long to know that God is for us and with us and in us. Great families, financial wealth, and good health are all wonderful gifts we can thank God for, but they are not his greatest blessings. They may make us delight, not in God, but in his gifts.
God’s greatest blessing always rests in God himself. When we have that, we are truly #blessed#.
Jus’ sayin’

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