Chapter 21

Chapter 21

Repitition is no ‘sin’, in fact it is a blessing!

I set out to be filled with The Word (a hunger brewed within) and I ‘stumbled’ on a passage I had read prior. To read and meditate on The Word is called for. Out go all those ‘wilful’ self fulfilling thoughts. We don’t give them room at all, we give The Word room and we GROW therein!

Try it! I know we have done this before; what is your favorite or most ‘meaningful’ bible verse there is? Seriously! We agreed to not John 3:16 it. But rather encouraged 3:16’ing other books. We even read Psal 3:16 and Revelation 3:16. Any takers? Volunteers to say exactly what they say? I was moved to do this and hopefully it caught on. Amazing if you could start from Genesis and move through Revelations. That would be VERY impressive. But, the reason I was moved to do so was if there were excuses as to why The Word was ‘boring’, it would encourage reading, knowing and hopefully memorizing what is written.

I am aware that we have shied away from our topic. Let’s get reading!

Psalm 136

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Give thanks in all things. Hold on! god’s??? We are ‘little’ gods, we are created in His image. So, much respect we must give our leaders, they have ‘dominion’, but the ultimate dominion is to The creator of all. We just looked up the solar system, the planets, the sun and were struck by how ‘liveable’ Earth was. Far enough away from the sun that we get its warmth, far enough away that with knowledge we do not suffer solar radiation. We also took a ‘look’ at other planets, even ‘closest’ planets and realized that Earth is a perfect distance from the sun. Who created this? What wisdom and/or knowledge went into this? This makes us stand with our minds ablaze, jaws slack, mouth wide open.

We looked at the 7 days of creation. More came to heart. What is and was described as “days” were ‘periods’. Amazing that the creator of all would need to ‘rest’ on the 7th day. I was ‘lost’ trying to figure out the ‘Sabbath’, why Saturday for some and Sunday for others. Still in being in the ‘medical field’s, it was every day for some. Made me think. A week is a week, each c day like the day before. What makes them different? Yes, the Isrealites were told to keep a day ‘holy’, churches developed this. I will point out that each day is as ‘holy’ as we make it. Walk with The Lord and He will direct you, no matter the day, season or conditions. We live in a blessed time. In essence, we have a new ‘leading’. Yes, there are days for gathering unto the Lord. Important! Do not place these aside, the community of believers is essential for a multitude of reasons: agreeing as touching prayer points, learning The Word, listening to teachings. I have to state that there are so many things that wevinbour everyday miss and simply going to here does a boatload! So, do not neglect the gathering of yourselves together.

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

Hebrews 10:25

As we shared, all connected! Amazing, no?

In our reading of Psalm 136 the key byline is “His love endures forever.” This comes after every verse! We can see this in:

1 Chronicles 16:34

Psalm 100:5

I decided to take a ‘smattering’ of both the old and new Testaments. The new is built on the old, but they speak of The Word of God.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever; …

Psalm 136:1-26

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. …

Psalm 118:1-

29

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 117:1-2

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 118:1

And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

2 Chronicles 20:21

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-

39

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:

8

And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”

Hosea 3:

1

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 John 3:

1

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 118:29

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 118:1-

4

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.

Psalm 107:1-136:3

So that we would not conclude that it was a ‘singular’ individuals ‘way’ of writing, we took it from the different books and mixed it up.

One thing we have not done in a blink of is pray. Let us get busy!

Lord, He a enlu Father, Holy Spirit; You are one. You produced Jesus from Your heart, He is You. You would shock so many with Your presence, not only that, but when Jesus was ‘leaving’ He said You would send Your spirit to dwell in us. Lord, hallelujah! Cleanse me that I may be a worthy vessel for your will. Fill me so that I may spill over and touch many who need to be touched. Father, use me as You will. Thank You for each moment, it is another opportunity to show Your will and working in my Life. Hallelujah Spirit, for Your guidance and Love. Thank You Jesus, King of Heaven and of Earth. We bow before You, all authority is Yours. Lord, Your temptation and Your life were given up for me, as King I bow before you in deference to give You all honor. Thank You Lord. I am touched in Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen

Chapter 22

Chapter 22

My goal is that you and your brethren (in our words- and sister too) may be encouraged in heart and united in Love, so that you may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that you may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

So, let’s get busy! Treasures??? We are about to get paid!!! Payday, payday! Alleluia!

He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;

the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
Isaiah 33:6

And ‘wisdom’ is the knowledge of God and in ‘knowing’ is wisdom.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

To practice what we preach, let us pray:

Lord Jesus, Hallelujah! We praise You for the perceived difficulties in our lives. So often we want to give up. Thank You for faith. Even gave th as slight as a mustard seed accoints for much in Your Kingdom. Lord we thank You for bearing our wrongs on Your back. We know that the father of all lies sought to fool you to step against The Word that You wrote. We praise You for stepping politely aside. Lord, You know all, we kneel before you in submission for rather than call Your angels to Change Life forever, You changed it in a different way. Lord, You bore my faults on Your back. Thank You Lord! We lay before you in subjection to your Kingship. Touch us, heal us, fill us, hold us that we may do Your will. Thank you for the trials, they make us hold onto You tighter. Lord, help me as I fall! Be glorified in me. Alleluia for the testimony in Jesus’ name. Amen

Do we have ‘wisdom’? Are we knowledge filled? As we go through trials, let us not that they are for a ‘short’ period. Lazarus was ‘dead’; his spirit had left his body. It was to and for the glory of God. What did He do as a believer for those days? I can tell you that where he was if he had a choice, he would have stayed. It is for the ‘comfort’ of our loved ones that many times we are brought through ‘trials’. Funny enough, Paul in his ministry said

“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.”

Philippians 1:21–23

We can look at this many different ways. To pass away does not ‘automatically’ mean you are in Heaven, but the timeless afterlife. Yes, there is a positive and a negative as we shared, there no ‘time’ exists. You are here on Earth, then you pass and based on decision you are where decisions placed you.

As shared, I thought, the billion billion Spirits that have passed on would take eons to judge. I have a new view; there ‘time’ does not exist. Yes, we will be aware that we are ‘experiencing’ but it will be in a ‘timeless’ fashion.

We can read further what Paul says:

“According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better”

Philippians 1:20–23

He makes this a bit complex to understand, but in faith as Christians our next stop is the final stop and it is filled with Glory.  To be with Christ is far better, but we have a job to do first. Believe? Not just that. Witness? Yup, that’s a part of it. Let me ask you this. The people you love, especially your family; wouldn’t you love to spend eternity with them? I am aware that I did not address ‘couples’, that is a given.

1. Prayer and Fasting

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.…But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6, 17-18

The first guaranteed winner is prayer and fasting. God desires that his children seek him through faith-filled prayer and fasting, and he promises to reward those who earnestly seek him (Hebrews 11:6). Prayer is one of the chief ways we show our reliance on God and are able to know him. Be sure to put your stock in what God values and rewards, and make sure you are living a life characterized by seeking God through prayer and fasting.

2. Compassion for the vulnerable

…Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”

Matthew 25:37-40

3. Bearing insults and being excluded for the name of Christ

Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. (Luke 6:22-23)

It seems to be backwards for us to be told to “rejoice” and “leap for joy” when we are hated for being Christians. But that is exactly what Jesus says. He knows that persecution in his name brings promised blessing and rewards and glorifies the Father. The gospel of Jesus Christ is so great that, even when we are ridiculed on earth for it, we receive treasure in heaven.

4. Generous giving

…Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. (Luke 6:38)

5. Hospitality that cannot be repaid

He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” (Luke 14:12-14)

6. Love for your enemies

7. Endurance through pressures in ministry

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

So, we have a few things to ‘aim’ for. Everything in ‘wisdom’. That comes through praying and knowing The Lord.

Again, these are available online, but realizing that it is possible that you would not get to them, I share them here.

Chapter 23

Chapter 23

Praise as a key part of your life.

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 100:1-5

Several places in Scripture command us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord (Psalm 66:1; 95:1–2; 100:1; 1 Chronicles 15:16). The verses that follow explain what that means. For example, Psalm 98:4–6 says, “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!” This psalm goes on to describe the sea roaring, the rivers clapping their hands, and the hills breaking forth in song. The picture is that of all creation joining together in noisy worship of God.

A joyful noise is not merely noise for its own sake. Our world is filled with noise, much of it harmful or distracting. A joyful noise is a bold declaration of God’s glorious name and nature, with shouts, clapping, and other outward expressions of praise. A joyful noise often includes music, such as singing, playing instruments, and dancing (Psalm 95:1; 98:6; 149:3; 1 Chronicles 15:28). While there is a time for quiet reverence in the presence of the Lord (Psalm 5:7; 95:6), God also delights in our outward displays of joyful abandon as we worship Him with all we have. Scripture is filled with examples of God’s servants praising Him in a variety of ways, many of them noisy and active. David danced (2 Samuel 6:14); Miriam played the tambourine, singing and dancing (Exodus 15:20–21); the children of Israel shouted and sang (2 Chronicles 15:14); Solomon lifted hands before all the people (1 Kings 8:22); Paul and Silas sang loudly in jail (Acts 16:25); and Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem with loud shouts of joy (John 12:13).

Not just praise, but allowing that indescribable joy to spill over!

People who cover over their sins will not prosper. But if they confess and forsake them, they will receive mercy.

Proverbs 28:13

Mercy is a joy! Too many times we live in denial. “The Nile is a river on Egypt”! Not a part of our Lives. To live appropriately- we need to confess, open up and let God in. When we do, we have all the reason to praise God. We are free to Live in and through God. Just how you might ask. We are given The Spirit who resides within us and fires us up.

To explain more the reason for praise is we were given a task. Care for The garden in Eden. Something that came to me was God did not speak to Eve, it was said to Adam that the fruit of all could be eaten except the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I received a forward which I will share with you and there is SO much to learn from it:

This is one of the best post I’ve read about *MEN*

By ​Myles Munroe……On Marriage & Relationships​

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This post is not for everybody. It’s for people who wish to get understanding.

★The word “Eden” is an Hebrew word for “where God dwells”, so the first thing God gave man was “His Presence”.

*(1)*So the first thing a man needs is NOT a woman; it is the presence of God, and a woman should meet him in the presence of God. Eve met Adam in Eden.

*(2)*The next thing God gave man after putting him in the Garden was WORK. (Gen. 2:15). God gave man work before giving him a woman. That means a man needs a job before he gets a woman. God’s priorities are very clear.

*(3)*The third thing God told man was “Cultivate”…… Cultivate here means, bring out the best in everything around you, to maximize the potentials of everything and everyone around you; to make everything fruithful. He only said that to the male. That’s why God will never give a man a finished woman. The male was created by God to create whatever he wants. The woman you are looking for doesn’t exist; she’s in your head. Your job is to take the raw material you married and cultivate her into the woman in your head. So you have been married for 20yrs and you still don’t like the product you get, that’s your *fault*.

*(3a)*If your wife is putting a little weight and you don’t like that, don’t criticize her; it’s your job to wake her at 6am, ” Hey baby, let’s go jogging”.

*(3b)*You don’t like her dress? Take her to a boutique and buy her clothes you like.

*(3c)* She can’t speak good English? Send her to school and pay her tuition fee. CULTIVATE HER!!!!

*(4)*The fourth thing God said to man was, “Guard the Garden”. The man has to be the protector of everything under his care. That’s why God gave you a stronger bone frame. A bigger muscle mass, not to abuse the woman, but to protect the woman.

*(5)*The last thing God gave man was his Word… God told man not to touch the tree; God never told the woman about the tree, NEVER!!!….. Which means it was the man WHO received the word of God and his job was to teach his wife the word of God.

*NOTE*: Nothing frustrates a woman like when she asks her man “So what do you think” and the dummy answers “what ever you think is OK”….or keeps quiet. ..Giving Silence…mmmm.

Don’t do that bro, don’t do that. She’s looking for knowledge and direction. That was the last command God gave to man in Vs 17.

★Now watch this: in verse 18, God said, “It is not good for this man to be alone”. Now, don’t just read the statement fast, read it again slowly, ” it is not good for THIS MAN to be alone”.

WHAT MAN???

Answer : The man who is:

*In his presence

*Has a job (working)

*Can Cultivate you

*Can protect you

*Can teach you.

So here’s the problem:

★ if you meet a man who doesn’t like God’s presence, isn’t working, can’t cultivate you, can’t protect you and can’t teach you, then…..

IT IS GOOD FOR THAT MAN TO BE ALONE….😂😂😂

Full Stop! *

This is a forward I received and it says so much. When we are as we should be. As we were created for and fulfilling the will of God, we have all things added to us.

What was clear is that there are Heavenly Angels and those who were cast out of Heaven for their desire to be ‘otherwise’.

How you are fallen from heaven,

    O Day Star, son of Dawn!

How you are cut down to the ground,

    you who laid the nations low!

You said in your heart,

    “I will ascend to heaven;

above the stars of God

    I will set my throne on high;

I will sit on the mount of assembly

    in the far reaches of the north;

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;

    I will make myself like the Most High.”

But you are brought down to Sheol,

to the far reaches of the pit.

Isaiah 14:12-15

This is one of the most extensive accounts of the who and what happened. In essence, it explains all. We can see why Lucifer and his cohorts are desperate! Seeking who to exist with them in darkness, with no hope.

The angels cast out of  Heaven have set temporary ‘residence’ here on Earth.

The Bible teaches that fallen angels are invisible, supernatural, angelic, spirits created by God. Satan employs them as his immoral agents. After one-third of the heavenly angels sided with Satan, they were cast out of heaven to the earth (Revelation 12:4).

The Bible calls fallen angels devils, demons, evil, and unclean spirits. Their lust for power is matched with an evil mind, emotions, and will. In their present, restrained state, demon angels are awaiting God’s final judgment and their ultimate destination: God’s predestined, eternal hell, a place of “reserved everlasting chains.”

While the Bible doesn’t offer the exact number of angels, the hosts could outnumber people. Of all the multitudes of angels God created, fallen angels comprise one-third. Satan keeps demons in bondage to his will: corrupting humans to separate them from God.

God controls the universe — including Satan. However, He permits Satan to assign demons to activities and people to test. Demons tempt, accuse, and deceive. Demons dominate and captivate people who practice sin. Demons can inflict disease, ruining bodies and souls (Luke 9:42).

Demons can possess a person who is not under God’s protection (i.e. saved from sin by Jesus Christ), causing them to say and commit evil things (Matthew 8:28-24). The goal of demons is to separate as many people from God as possible forevermore, taking them to eternal hell with them. Their war strategy is influencing the mind to reject the Lord Jesus and live in sin. In God’s churches, they attempt to draw people away from the truth (1 John 4:1).

“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”

Col 1:16

“However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.
1 Cor 2:9

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done.

Rev 20:12-13

This might get a little much. Let us pray, go back over it and move on.

Father Lord, we thank You for Your word. You have created life and set limits on all. We thank You and praise You for our lives, for the blessings we receive from You. Give us peace and patience to understand Your word. We thank You for all we have learned. Open our eyes, release our Spirits to understand even but a fraction of Your mystery. Father we thank You. In Jesus’ name, Amen

We started at praise and as we understand more and have our hearts open to the mystery, there is need to praise God for the part He plays in our lives.

Once in sharing with a sister who was going through a challenging time job loss, school loans due, mortgage and more. I was moved to share and I share because many have problems that words cannot come close to describing. But, read on…

You are constantly in my thanksgiving, for we are asked to give thanks in all things, No matter what it seems or is; there is a way! Your path was determined when you were in your mothers womb. There are children who never are born for whatever reason. People who try and try. In your life, as you trust Him- God WILL be glorified through you and in you in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen

I share this because I encourage us all to share, pray for each other. You know what A prayer group is a wonderful thing. Find another believer and start there. Things will start to ‘gel’, pray, share, encourage, enlighten- Be blessed.

I am drawn to think of when the Apostles went out to witness, things happened. When Paul was speaking a young man fell asleep (it was late), let us read:

On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.

Acts 20:7-12

So many ways God is magnified. A ‘revival’ may take a while; what needs to be shared, needs to be shared. In this case Paul was leaving in the morning so even he went without sleep. The poor young man! But, he was blessed…a thir story window? Even in this day and age we could imagine the EMS, the ambulances, cop cars. But Paul threw himself on the lad. Sometimes, even we are moved to do things that don’t make ‘sense’. Think of it; a young man fell from the third story and was picked up dead. Hard to say but he must have asked the body to be placed down and he fell on it! Alleluia, a testimony! Hadn’t the body had enough ‘falling’? But, God was magnified! I guess there was no more sitting on windows or sills! Alleluia!

This moves us right into faith. Why would you be praise-licioisly rejoicing if you didn’t have faith? Let me be stubborn; is there a God? We have seen His work, it gives our potential ‘disbelief’ or lack of ‘faith’ a step back. Many chalk it up to ‘luck’. Let me ask “Is there really that much in this world?” Let’s just think on it. Believers, unbelievers God Loves you all. I can’t say ‘equally’ because in the case of Job, God spoke highly of him at the meeting of the Angels who came to present themselves to Him.

One day the angelsa came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satanb also came with them. Job 1:6

A topic we haven’t touched on is the care and Love Job had as a father for his children. They would celebrate and on bit their sisters, Job would call them and sacrifice on their behalf in case they had sinned or spoken against God.

Chapter 27

Chapter 27

For Thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit. Psalm 51:16, 17,12

Are there ‘forces’ beyond our grasp? There are! We can figure that out through a prayer prayed thousands of years ago:

He prayed, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven and earth. You keep your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before you in wholehearted devotion.”

– 2 Chronicles 6:14

It is awesome that ‘existence’ began somewhere. All we experience started somewhere. Even if we are to give ‘evolutionists’ a tad leeway. The world was created (or I should say Earth) a certain distance from the sun so that everything required for life was ‘perfect.’ We have discussed the exact position of Earth in distance from the sun, the center of the solar system.

A lively question arises “Are there other creations?” This question must be asked. Why are we the only ‘beings’ in the Universe. It would be ‘selfish’ to think we were the only ‘beings’ hence our search for other ‘civilizations’, but  remember we are made in His image, little examples of what we will experience. I encourage exploration, but first determine where you are going. This is of utmost importance.

Giving the toehold to ‘evolutionists’, from primitive man we have come. What about dinosaurs? In Exodus, all was created first then man. This encircled the ‘evolutionist’ theory. Chance is a huge aspect  of the ‘ theory.’ How all came to be. Let me be ‘cheeky’ and ask a question. In evolution, where do dinosaurs fit? We in no way are from dinosaurs. We can then step back a bit, dinosaurs existed before the existence of man. The universe was created well before the existence of man.

To understand this we have to look up the original description of ‘day’ which in Genesis is written. The bible was not written in English originally. A day was a period. In the seventh period God rested. His job at creation was complete. All God created was left to exist.

An aura of mystery surrounds the dinosaurs. Where did they come from? Did they evolve? Did they really live millions of years ago? What happened to them? Are there any living today? Has any human being ever seen a live dinosaur?

Children and adults alike are absolutely fascinated by these mysterious monsters. Numerous books and movies have been produced to satisfy a seemingly insatiable hunger for information on these puzzling creatures. The truth of the matter, however, is that there are no real mysteries at all, once you have key information that is not generally known and is withheld from the public.

Come with me as we take a walk through history and uncover some amazing facts that will answer many of your questions about these “terrible lizards.”

Did Dinosaurs Really Exist?

Dinosaurs certainly did roam the Earth in the ancient past! Fossils of dinosaurs have been found all over the world, and their bones are displayed in museums for all to see. Scientists have been able to reconstruct many of their skeletons, so we know much about how they may have looked.

When Were Dinosaurs Found?

The story of their discovery began back in the 1820s, when Gideon Mantell, an English doctor, found some unusual teeth and bones in a quarry. Dr Mantell realized there was something very different about these animal remains, and believed that he had found an entirely new group of reptiles. By 1841, about nine types of these different reptiles had been uncovered, including two called Megalosaurus and Iguanodon.

At this time, a famous British scientist, Dr Richard Owen, coined the name “Dinosauria,” meaning “terrible lizard,” for this is what the huge bones made him think of.

To further examine this feel free to consult:

Even we currently know that the fossilized bones and remains have been found in certain places. Possibly not accessible by the Ark. Thinking of space, would be incredibly impossible to fit them in. More so, we are forced to think of the location of the ark. Remember the creator had ‘tired’ of Earth and behavior of Man that was to be created as caretakers of the world. We have discussed the desire of God to end it all.

We can see that the dinosaurs inhabited certain areas. Man did migrate to these areas. So much needs to be figured out, which it will be. But as we said our existence is paramount.

To further explore being made in His image we were created to be as the Heavenly host. Explains why we have Spirits within which are our true essence. We pointed out Male and Female with different attributes. If we return to the ‘holistic’ view, it is in “function” that the real difference lies.

Here, I will tread lightly on the topic of homosexuality. A big “no go arena.” People were created as they are. As pointed out, there is no difference in Heaven. Things just are, think of this; the definition of Love: non judgemental, believing all things, hoping in all things. First, I will state “judge not!” Why??? That thou be judgestth not. Think about it, it is in the ‘judgement’ role we exist when we view something as wrong. Do these individuals “want” to be ‘anti-culture’? To go against the fabric of society? It is being changed in society. People are what they are. Feel as they feel and do as they do.

Let me ask a question and then leave this well alone. “Are there homosexuals that Love the Lord?” Again as I said, I will politely side step the whole topic. I will end by saying if two individuals have care and dare I say Love for one another and they Love and trust God and pray to Him. Can they be wrong??? I am done.

Chapter 26

Chapter 26

The ‘promised’ land. Do you know what and where that was? Who was it ‘promised’ to? We have shared on this topic. Moses! Yes, Moses.

Let us refocus and see again what the ‘nature’ of Moses was. He was born, should have been killed, God knew him before he was born, saved him from a sure death. We are ‘spared’ his raising. But, he had a temper. Sure thing! When the Egyptian punished the two Isrealites for their disagreement, Moses killed him in anger (follow?) He realized that he would surely be put to death (for his temper and acts) and ran away.

Now we so not want to focus on this, but rather his personality. Despite his ‘ebullient’ personality; he still was close to God. There are many evangelists, prophets, people of God in our day. I do not believe any can say they have the relationship with God that Moses did.

Now, back to our discussion. The main reason Moses did not set foot in the promised land while he was alive was he was himself and at the time did not obey the will of God.

In Exodus, God commands Moses to strike a rock, and promises to make water flow in the desert for the people.

Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. (Exodus 17:6 ESV)

Later on, God tells Moses to speak to a rock, promising to make water flow in the desert again. However, Moses strikes the rock again instead of speaking to it. Because of just this one thing, God tells Moses that he will no longer be permitted bring the people into the Promised Land.

“Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its water. So you shall bring water out of the rock for them and give drink to the congregation and their cattle.”  And Moses took the staff from before the Lord, as he commanded him.  Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?”  And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock. And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe in me, to uphold me as holy in the eyes of the people of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land that I have given them.”

Numbers 20:8-12

Why was the punishment so harsh for what seems like a small infraction? Was there something greater or more symbolic going on here?

Again, this was a man who personally fellowshipped with the person of God. I mean, he saw God pass him by (remember this?) We should note that God knows all. Maybe God wants you to realize that all these timelines were man-made by people with fixed thoughts and ideas, by people with different circumstances, by people who never even saw you and people who led different lives. Maybe God just wants you to understand that all these deadlines don’t really represent you because they weren’t made for you.

Maybe God just wants you to understand that your life will never be perfect and will never go as planned and you just have to try to love it and love him regardless.

Maybe he’s teaching you how to wait because he wants you to know that you can’t always control your life no matter how hard you try because that’s his job, not yours.

When He selected Moses, it was clear that he was chosen. Let us ‘mosey’ on and see time lines in believers lives to learn a thing or two.

Joseph waited 13 years, Abraham waited 25 years, Moses waited 40 years. More important Jesus waited 30 years! If God is making you wait you are in good company! (I would venture to say, you are in Excellent company.)

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.

Psalm 25:5

The eyes of all look to You, And You give them their food in due time. You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 145:15-16

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

James 5:7-8

Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,

Titus 2:13

so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

Hebrews 9:28

In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

Psalm 5:3

And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.

Romans 8:23

Lots to digest. Go over it again and let your Spirit grow in The Word

To be blessed all our ways! Another share is: O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Psalm 51:15

Our lips shall be opened, let us plus forth His praise! Hallelujah!!! Cam you believe this? The Lord open our lips. This hints at healing the mute!

To touch on some ‘hefty’ sharings, let us move on. It is awesome to study the bible And grasp exactly what it means. We were blessed with spirits. As we have shared, there are even on the Earth; beings of the other realm who are permanent. To explain this more. God placed the planets in their specific orbit, as far as we have been, no two planets have ever collided. We know that it was wisdom that formed the Universe into its order.

These other beings (Angels) were created to exist for always. The have no age, no time. They have a function, they were created to perform a specific duty. In the verse below, though we have mentioned it, we have not focused on it. We stated that the tree of Life was in the garden of Eden. Why didn’t Adam or Eve eat of it?

We have stated that they were ‘learning’ just as we do with each passing day/experience. Prior to Lucifer looking upon The Throne, there was no wrongdoing. All learned and did what they were created for. We have stated that the archangel was placed in authority under God. It affected And effected Lucifer to see himself as a possible ruler. I will point out that The Ultimate I’d God.

God begot Himself into three separate parts. The Spirit (God) communes, guides, leads And directs us. Jesus, He begot, and is/was a key part of Him. Being begotten Jesus new Who had ‘made’ Him. And He in human ‘sense’ was called the ‘Son’ of God. But with all the characteristics.

When God was with the Isrealites, A portion of God led, guided and protected. The people of Israel left Egypt. Is it not wonderful that for 40 years, there clothes and garments were blessed to be!

Deuteronomy 8:4; Deuteronomy 29:5

To focus on our topic and be specific:

And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”

Genesis 1:22

Prior we did not know good from evil. Created to learn what to do and not to do. If Adam tripped on a root, he learned what not to do. Being that these would not read well, it was left to us to figure out. I feel that the Angels who have been before the Univerese was created have learned what to do and not to do.

The part that caused imbalance in Heaven was Lucifer felt as he did. No ‘knowledge’ of good and bad was. It was felt that a new existence in an alternate level would be possible. Chances were given, but he remained affixed to the ideas and was cast out of Heaven with a third of the Angels he had taken over to his ‘thoughts’.

Quite a bit to swallow. Lets take a break and pray for understanding.

Chapter 25

Chapter 25

How do we find balance? What is balance? Are you balanced?  In reading the scripture, thanks should be on our lips every step of the way. We have shared on thanksgiving so many times. Did you thank God today? I ask because it might have been overlooked. You know what? Let us go back over the course of the day after and think about all the “It happened.”, “I am so lucky (blessed) that could have happened, but it didn’t.”, “I have a job.”, “Wow, I am home! I wonder how many people ended up in the hospital or morgue, at least I didn’t.” Even if you were at the hospital, you are home or on your way home (so much to say on this home could mean so much.) Don’t take it wrong, if you live these it is your residence, your hone. I was in a way referring to our final home. I for one always point things out as they come to me.

What will you say to Methuselah when you meet him? “Wow!?” I am sure that will be in your Spirit to say. How about to Jesus? I mean we know He is there preparing a place for you. Man! 2000+ years later??? Wow! Must be so custom made! Which they will be, I got to thinking about the “domiciles” Angels don’t have ‘domiciles’, yet they have been there for eternity. They are! We did not here of the “residence” of Angels. They were created for a purpose and they fulfill their role

God had the Universe in the physical to create and He did! We have already discussed this Sun for light and warmth. Earth so perfectly placed that all remain in their place. Planets, moors all in a linked orbit! Wow! He created and saw it was good! And as we said “finally on the ‘sixth’ day/period God created Man” as a watcher and caretaker of His creation. That was taken, Jesus earned it back, and now is seated as King of all at the right hand of our Father.

Awesome things have been done, No?

When it comes to praying (I am aware that we have spoken about this before, it is wonderful to draw a HUGE line under this to highlight its importance.) We pray and ask, at times we may not receive or see results in the here and now. Not a reason to stop believing but to give thanks for all God has done and is doing. Who can give an example of when a prayer answer was detained? Anyone???

What happened in Daniel? To be specific who is Daniel? We have heard of Daniel in the lions den? What else makes him a man of God to ‘revisit’?

“On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.

I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves. So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground.

A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.” “

Daniel 5:4-14

Awesome, no? Our prayers are known before we utter them. As stated parallel dimensions exist. The physical and the spiritual. Let me ask, in the garden of Eden, how did God commune with Adam? He was here in Spirit, obviously apparent to Adam and Eve.

In the Isrealites journey from Egypt to the promised land was God not with them? We live in a parallel Universe, I could go on. One final example (which we have discussed) at the time of the birth of the Hunan form of Jesus, there was fan fare in Heaven which was seen by those who were outside the city limits-shepherds in the field by night. And when Jesus resisted temptation the Angels in parallel came and ministered to Him.

Parallel existences; we have gone over a myriad of examples. What I stated is that we are on a grand stage in the Spiritual aspect of things. Our thoughts, desires and actions are known. If we think something, do we have to do it??? The answer is “Absolutely not!” Eve was tempted in the garden, seeing the serpent (the most wily of all creatures) eating of the fruit of the tree man had been told not to partake of. In essence we died! We have a limit, no? As pointed out Man had no limits prior. We read The Word and see whay age many were.

It was pointed out that Adam was created as the sole caretaker of the garden. He named and cared for all. When created God had expressed His desire that perhaps Adam would be in an agreeable state with the beasts/animals here on Earth. This was well before Eve was created. Animals were seen to thrive well before Adam as put into a deep sleep and Eve was created.

On this topic much can be said. The first ‘rules’ were given to Adam and not to Eve. When Eve was ‘tempted’ where was Adam? He could not have been too far. Because she shared with him of the fruit of the tree of good and evil. ‘Time’ did not exist yet. God created the Heavens and the Earth with a thin veil between.

Chapter 24

Chapter 24

“But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world.”

– John 9:5

He is the light! He lived (as man) am exemplary Life. Full of examples of the way we should be. He earned the Kingship! We all have heard of “seizing power”? Well He did not ‘seize’ it! He earned it by living an exemplary Life and dying (in the flesh) a criminals death.

So, the words here are not “complex” at all, But simply point to what is. Where is He now? In the Spirit, He is with you. We already spoke of the parallel ‘existences’ our world and the Spirit world. They run parallel. We are here, and so is Christ. Not in the flesh (been here, done that.) But in the Spirit seated on His throne at the right of God.

I have contemplated this. So many ways if He allowed Himself to be ‘had’ by Satan at the time of the 3 temptations, then what? We know the existences run parallel. In the Spirit world there were witnesses. As discussed, He was taken to the parapet and asked to fling Himself down. We would not be surprised if Angels came and did bear Him up. However, being a part of who had spoken those words. He said simply ‘to God alone you bow your knee.’ What a scene in the Spiritual. He had enough and dismissed Satan for that time from His presence.

Again, so much to learn. We touched on the fact that a former head Angel of God knew all that was said by God. The same way he knew what was spoken in the garden “Of the fruit of this tree, ye shall partake not.” We touched on this. We recently shared that Eve was not present when the commandment was given.

As I shared, so much comes to mind. The tree of Life was there. They could have eaten of it and they would have the same properties as heavenly beings- Eternal existence. The same as Angels have, which is why they were cast from the garden. At the beginning of time, look how long people lived! Not hard to see that time has always been time. Days and nights. There is as we said a parallel Spiritual world. No tiredness, no days or nights- simply existence. This I know is hard to grasp. But even while we sleep, there is activity in the Spirit realm.

Second Peter 1:3 says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.”

The only thing we are lacking is knowledge.

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Spiritual Warfare: Understanding the Battle

Spiritual Warfare: Understanding the BattleWednesday, September 19, 2007

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Spiritual Warfare Bible Study

The Battle belongs to the Lord…but You are the Soldier!

Introduction

To understand the battle, we need to begin with acknowledging that we are in a war. Battles make up smaller components of the bigger picture. By definition, battles involve combat between two persons, between factions, between armies and they consist of any type of “extended contest, struggle, or controversy” (Webster-Merriam).  As Christians, we are in a spiritual battle of some sort on a daily basis. In warfare, battles are fought on different fronts, for different reasons, and with varying degrees of intensity. The same is true in spiritual warfare. Our spiritual battles and warfare are real, even though we cannot physically see the attacker. But, we can educate ourselves on how the battles are fought and how they impact our lives on a daily basis.

We have to ask ourselves, “Why do we even want to fight?” It will do us no good to educate ourselves on the battle if we see no reason for the fight. War is very controversial today in the physical realm. Those attitudes, beliefs and convictions will transfer over to the spiritual realm. However, in the spiritual realm, there is a battle going on regardless of our opinion. We are either victors or victims. Jesus has come and conquered. The war is already won in the heavens. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:18 that, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” We now have the privilege of having an eternal relationship with God. Many of us enter into that covenant of salvation by grace.  But the Matthew 28:18 verse is not only about our salvation; it is also about our every day victory, which adds up to victorious living in Christ. Every day victory is achieved by knowing, believing and understanding the battles that we are enduring daily, regardless if we are passive or active in the battles. Do you want all that God has for you on this earth right now, or do you want to wait until you get to heaven to receive the victory and blessings?

We have them in the here and now! Stretch out and receive!

Shout It From The Rooftops!

‘Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.’ Psalm 107:2 NKJV

No matter how badly you have failed, God will give you another chance.

After Jonah had disobeyed God, spent three days in the belly of a whale, and been regurgitated on the shore close to where he was sent, the Bible says, ‘The word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time.’ (Jonah 3:1 KJV) King David’s sins were front-page tabloid material. Yet God restored him, and he wrote: ‘He… brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay… set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth—praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.’ (Psalm 40:2–3 NKJV)

Look, upon others if and when you lack. Good examples? Repeat them. Lessons to learn? Be notified and taught!

When God restores you, it doesn’t matter who’s fighting against you. When He raises you up, no one can keep you down. If God has redeemed you—say so. Nobody else can tell your story. Nobody else knows what God has done for you. Nobody else knows how far you’ve come. Nobody else knows what you’ve been through. But you do—you know it was only by God’s grace that you survived.

So don’t allow the devil to steal your joy and your testimony. It may have taken you longer than everybody else, but God has given you the victory.

The devil would love to silence you. Why? Because when you tell people what God has done for you, someone else will be set free. The Bible says, ‘Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.’ So the word for you today is: shout it from the rooftops!

We have a prayer (and a half! Hallelujah! Being God’s family now, we claim this.) When we were ‘apart’ from His people (which we are now!) Moses was asked to teach Aaron and his sons how to bless God’s family (that is us folks!) It is ours now, as Jesus has placed us under the family tent!

“ ‘ “The Lord bless you

and keep you;

the Lord make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”

Number 6: 25,26

Enjoy our brief stroll through the garden of realization.

When the two ears are put side by side it forms the shape of the heart. lnterestingly, the word ‘ear’ sits right in the middle of the word ‘heart’ (h-ear-t). The ear is the way to the heart. So, if you want someone’s heart, learn to listen to him/her. If you want God’s heart, learn to listen to His Spirit in you.

I was reading a life-affirming article the final key we see is the most important:

The final entry: A balanced life is your spiritual side. This could be anything from taking a walk in the woods to making a trip to church on Sunday-whatever fills up your spiritual cup. This is how we renew ourselves when we’re down-and it’s something that can be easily neglected. If you score low here, make the time to rethink your connection to God, nature, or whatever. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle the world.

To read it in full:

https://www.inc.com/jim-schleckser/seven-secrets-of-successful-people-to-living-a-balanced-life.html

So, I will admit that I spend time building self. It is key. Let us continue in all we do.

Month 2: day 14 onward

Day 14

A little tidbit:

The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. Psalm

103:6

Do you feel oppressed? Understandably, this can lead to depression. Check this out Oppression=Depression, anyone paying attention? This is an x=y equation!

But, we have a verse, a promise we can hold on to- Tightly!!!

Day 15

Bless The LORD! O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name.

He is All Mighty forever, He is over all, He made all, knows all; by His grace we have all we need to praise Him, worship Him and bring our requests, needs and wants before Him.

Amazingly, in His presence we have comfort, fulfillment and peace-a peace that passes all understanding! It makes no sense to us! We working hard and seeking to do His will are supplied according to our needs, not ‘wants’. He supplies all your needs according to hiscendless riches in Glory, Hallelujah! Again, I point out what is clear needs! We need to like Job, work the land (hard at our jobs/responsibilities/assignments) glorify God as The center of our Lives and in our Life, He erects a fence about us, Amen

We touched on asking and not receiving, anyone know why?

“When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

James 4:3

For real! This is in The Word.

Father Lord, at times we may ask,

and not receive,

touch our Spirit with Your Spirit,

that we might ask according to Your will

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen

Day 16

As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.

– Psalms 42:1

A hunger, a thirst, a need. We in God are satiated with His presence, His fullness; in Him, we are satisfied and made complete.

Heavenly Father, thank You the completion we experience through You,

fill us today

go before us

be glorified in all our actions in Jesus’ name, Amen

Day 17

We spoke of an absence of sacrifice to God. Living in His will is sacrificing the flesh to Live in the Spirit. I am aware we spoke of the lack of need for and of sacrifice to honor the LORD. king David said it best:

Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. In this even we are spoken to, untruths, even “half-truths” are outside the realm of righteousness. Do we feel that the truth will bare us? Better to be born than wrapped in a garment of untruth. It defiled all! Imagine, if your friends, family, loved ones were to find you out- what pain, disappointment. We are on a continuous stage, our ‘secret’ acts are viewed by witnesses on both sides. Imagine this “To believers, God was entrusted your care to a guardian angel!” That Angel, praise God always is witness to your acts. More So, God knows the heart; your thoughts. “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,

keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Proverbs15:3

God searches the Spirit! If you were to think thoughts what you ‘hold in your heart’ is known! (Romans 8:27) For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians2:11 Even if I am wrong, your memory is a record of all you see, do and think! Are you ready to give account? Not many are. Search your hearts, purge your Spirits, turn to God. Might seem a difficult task. Dwell on this!

Many, O LORD my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast Thou opened to hear Your Word and walk in Your way: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required, Thou has required Your trust of my Spirit, in You do I trust Lord, Amen Psalm 40:4-6

Paraphrased by leading in Jesus’ name. For none shall add or delete from His Word.

“And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:19

Hallelujah! We are in The Word. Let us pray:

Thank You Father for this day, thank You for Your grace and Love. Your Love means everything to me. I am blessed to have you in my Life. Hallelujah for Jesus, we praise You for Your Spirit residing in us. Father, help me conform to Your word that I may be blessed Living Your will, I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

Day 18

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Psalm 103:1

Now that we have discussed “Blessing The Lord” our Spirits are free to shout Hallelujah to God for saving me! O we shall shout Hallelujah, we shall shout Hallelujah for His mercy is forever and has been through the ages!

Lord, we bless You and magnify You. Your name is awesome! Father, we praise You and raise our voices before you. You are our all. Thank You for Your Love, when You adopted the Isrealites as Your children, as Your nation, we were but outsiders. Father, You sent your only begotten Son, a part of You to rectify what was, and how things were. Alleluia for this day, this time, this blessing Father, through You, we have all. Father, hold me close, this I am sure sounds selfish, but allow Your light to shine through me and touch those who stand around, in Jesus’ name, Amen

Day 19

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young (or young in The faith), but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in Love, in faith and in purity.  And devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.

Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.  Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

1 Timothy 4:12-16 (paraphrased)

Day 20

Then I will rejoice in the LORD. I will be glad because He rescues me.

– Psalms 35:9

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

– Phillipians 4:4

We are touched by so many pointers to Rejoice, pray, praise! Let this be a day of giving to The LORD what He deserves from the bottom of our hearts.

And as you do, be blessed, IJN

Day 21

Promise time! You can call me “The Promise guru.” But, seriously each page we turn or listen to we are blessed, I guess for one who share a (like you) they will be called “sharers.” But our job is to share, for each soul won to the Kingdom we build up our reward.

“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’” Mark 16:15 NKJV

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14 NKJV

“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.”Psalms 96:3 NKJV

“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.’”

Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV

It goes on and on. We are supposed to spread the gospel. In my usual manner, I will gently ask, have you spread The Word today? Do your actions spread the word? Do the words from your mouth, your thoughts, feelings, your whole self spread the word? We must live by example.

I just thought I’d share a two pronged message. This definitely leans on “Live and Let live.” We must show example; let us read:

“Those who do wickedly against the covenant He shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.”

Daniel 11:32 NKJV

As I said, this is a two pronged promise. Essentially the Rich get richer and the believers more blessed and their needs are supplied according to His Riches in endless glory. We have discussed this, if His glory is so GREAT that mortal man would be slain to gaze upon it. There is no limit to His glory. It astounds the mind, but what is the most expensive article that we know of? No, not gold, sapphire or ruby’s they do not come close! Let us take a look:

Painite — $9,000 per gram.

Taaffeite — $20,000 per gram or $4,000 per carat.

Tritium — $30,000 per gram.

Diamond — $55,000 per gram.

Californium — $25-27 million per gram.

Antimatter — $62.5 trillion per gram.

Bonus: Jade stone — $170 million.

Mind you, these are all naturally occurring! They were placed here on Earth, made by our Father! If we can run these down, His extent is unimaginable! Unimaginable!!! Ask and you shall receive, seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened.

I will state that some might shy away if and when such is bestowed on them. With what you have now; Do you give to the poor? What examples have you set? Blessings are pending action! They have been poured out! Act so that you may receive!

It is ‘strange’ to see people sitting, waiting for the Heavens to open up and pot blessings down. Yes, The Bible says “Be still and know I am God.” Psalm 46:10

It does not say “Be lazy and hope.” We read just a tad content that encourages work, first we read if you don’t sow, you do not reap. Let us read:

For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Timothy 5:8

Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.

Genesis 2:15

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:2

and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!” When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.

2 Kings 2:23-24

As we mentioned, there is work to be done! For the BIGGEST exanple, let us read:

sin causes a distinction in the roles of men and women that was not previously there. In other words, in the Evangelical Feminists view, prior to the fall man and woman shared total equality not only in value but in roles also. The fall, then, is considered the culprit of why today so many people see women as inferior to men and, in the feminists view, Jesus Christ came to redeem what has been lost at the fall and restore women to equality with men in every way (e.g., women can now be pastors and equally the spiritual head of the home, etc.).

However, it does not seem to be immediately obvious that the fall is what brought about gender distinctions. Consider the following from Genesis 3:16 where God is describing the curse of sin and its effect on the relationship between men and women (husband and wife). “To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Particularly we look at the statement, “Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” This, the Evangelical Feminist would say, is where gender differentiation comes from, the curse of sin. When God pronounced this judgment due to sin it was then that women started to be deemed different from men. But is this really as clear as they make it to be?

Please feel free to read more at https://carm.org/about-gender-roles-equality-genesis

As stated, where credit is due it is given. A whole couple of sermons/teachings/sharing can be done on this and when we get to relationships, we will go indepth.

Wow! A whole teaching and we just started. I will let this sink in and we can take it from here next round.

Day 22

“Why is she/he acting that way?”

“Crazier things have happened.”

“They just seem so ‘calm.’ Which I know I wouldn’t be if I was in their shoes.”

But you are not, are you? Resting on the promises which come to be is the key.

“We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield.”

– Psalms 33:20

So, we have a hope that cannot be erased! A shield that protects against all. We are believers!

I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Thy name for evermore. One thing follows another in The Word and in faith, we believe and it is! For great is Thy mercy toward me: and Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psalm 86:12,13

Day 22

As the deer pants for streams of water,

so my soul pants for you, my God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

When can I go and meet with God?

Psalm 42:1-2

When you give God your all, suddenly we develop a hunger, a thirst for Him. No wonder the apostle Paul said: “I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far…”

Phil 1:23

A hunger? Yup! Let us run through a few well placed verses. But first The Isrealites in the desert experienced what their forefathers or anyone in His-story had ever experienced-Manna. That is a worldly hunger. What we are talking about here is a Spiritual hunger. Once you have really tasted…There is no satisfying the hungert, we dine at The table and by His grace are blessed and filled by dining and feeding. Yup! Greed is not wrong here. If you have tasted of the goodness, it is hard to get your fill!

Lets see what The Word says:

“Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation…”

1 Peter 2:2

“I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.”

Psalm 81:10

Like we just shared. But, we go on and we see this expressed so completely:

“He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.”

Deuteronomy 8:3

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

Matthew 5:6

“For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.”

John 6:33-35

And we end with the appropriate verse for this share:

“O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.”

Psalm 63:1

I think we had best salve this hunger with a word of prayer.

Father LORD, You are our everything. The more we embark to taste of Your AWESOME richness and GLORY, by Your Grace, the hungrier we get. Wanting nothing But You in each second of our beings. Hallelujah! We have tasted, we want more. We feed in Your fields knowing that as an AWESOME shepherd like David was. We need not worry for Your hand is over us, we praise You. Father, beside Thee, there is none. Fill us with Your Spirit, guide us with Your Love. You are EVERYTHING! Our beginning, our end, our all in Jesus’ name, Amen

Day 23

At times we might wonder, but it has been said, we are blessed, blessed indeed:

“Brothers and sisters:

The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.

And The One who searches hearts

knows what is the intention of the Spirit,

because He intercedes for the holy ones

according to God’s will.”

Romans 8:26-27

Being in the Spirit is awesome with The Spirit within us. Our moans and sighs are conveyed in a form we at times do not understand. As said above, we are blessed and blessed indeed. In Jesus’ name we have received The fullness of God- His Spirit! When the Isrealites were ‘escaping’ from Egypt to the promised land, they had “by day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.” Exodus13:21

God led them, but in Exodus 33:20 God says to Moses, “But,” He said, “you cannot see My face, for no one may see Me and live.” If God led them, it was His Spirit, for they gazed upon it and it led them! Alleluia!!! We have the same Spirit of The Most High existing in us.

I know a lot is being shared, but knowing this can and shall we do wrong? To iron out the creases in understanding “Do we know what we have within?” Not only that, but our hearts are known. As shared, as heavy as it may be “with God there are absolutely no secrets”, I must sau έτσι είναι to this for ‘so it is’.

Day 24

Was reading and was touched by this, a prayer to our Father:

There is no god besides you who has the care of all, that You need show you have not unjustly condemned.

For Your might is the source of justice;

Your mastery over all things makes You lenient to all.

For You show Your might when the perfection of Your power is disbelieved;

and in those who know You, You rebuke temerity.

And for those who need a refresher course:

Definition of temerity

1: Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger or opposition :  rashness, recklessness

2: A rash or reckless act

But though You are master of might, You judge with clemency,

and with much lenience You govern us;

for power, whenever You will, attends You.

And You taught Your people, by these deeds,

that those who are just must be kind;

and You gave Your children good ground for hope that You would permit repentance for their sins.

Wisdom 12:13,16-19

Day 25

Bible quiz time!

1. Who can tell us what Phillipians 4:13 say?

2. Who can tell us what Jeremiah 29:11 says? Getting tricky, no? But let us keep moving on, a testimony we shall give when we have commited all these to memory. And no peaking just yet! Just wanted to see our Bible knowledge.

3. Who can tell us what Chapter begins with “The LORD is my Shepherd I shall not want”? Getting easier, no?

4. Who can tell us what the qualities of Love are? I will not be a fireball and ask you to list them in order, that does not matter. When you have Love, the qualities are you, in completion by His grace.

5. Who and What works together for our good? Basically if and when problems seem insurmountable, to what do we turn?

A) Prayer

B) Trust

C) Our inner strength

D) Other believers

E) Our Father

6. Who can tell us what promise is contained in Phillipians 4:13?

7. Who can tell us what promise is contained in Exodus 14:14 and what we must do:

A) Pray really hard

B) Be Still

C) Go lift weights

D) Ensure we go to church

E) Join a fellowship of Christian Soldiers

8. Who can tell us what promise is contained in Isaiah 40:29?

9. Who can tell us what promise is contained in Isaiah 40:31 and how high shall we go?

A) Purgatory

B) Heaven

C) We shall soar as high as birds

D) Carry spears and shields

E) Pray a bunch

10. What is our greatest gift EVER?

A) Moccasins

B) Honey on a stick.

C) Prayer

D) Faith

E) I give up and will ‘cheat’ on this one.

F) Heck if I know

G) A pound cake

H) “Getting really frustrated.”

I) Go take a look, you should have known this without a hint!

1. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

2. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

3. Psalm 23, full of promises and the way our Lives, living in Him should And Will be when we open the door and let Christ in. Amen?

4. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Read the whole Chapter and see what else is shared.

5. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

6. It may not be a weight lifting or sporting contest! But we can do all things in God’s will by the strength earned and given to Jesus, who provided us with salvation, and provides us with strength Amen.

7. Exodus 14: 14 “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

8. Isaiah 40:29 “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

9. “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

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10.  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ESV / 12 helpful votes

Day 26

We have been taught to “Let Love and faithfulness never leave you.” We read ‘faithfulness’, what is this? It is true, devoted, staunch following of God’s will in our lives. Being Faithful, constant, loyal with the qualities of stability, dependability, and devotion.

Faithful implies long-continued and steadfast fidelity to whatever one is bound to by a pledge, duty, or obligation. In commiting our way to Christ we have taken a HUGE step in faith. And we pray: “Bind us together LORD; with a chord that cannot be broken.”

We must bind Love and faithfulness around our necks,

We must write them on the tablet of our hearts.

Then we will win favor and a good name

in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to Him,

and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3: 3-6

Day 27

We have looked to define “Blessed”, are you blessed? I have to ask. What does that mean? Any one??? I can stop here, and a few definitions might come forth. But, we will move on- I have runvaccross many definitions:

1. To be in The Family of Christ.

2. To be forgiven and washed clean.

3. When all ‘old’ things have passed away, and we witness in our Lives that all things are become new. Mind you, I did not say ‘like’-new, The Word says NEW (Full-Stop)

I could go on, but wanted to share even more, a weekend treat. I have to share, we have heard “Meditate on The Word.” Do you??? I will share some mediation-ial (as in functional/practical/useful) verses:

“Blessed are those

whose transgressions are forgiven,

whose sins are covered. Meaning as Christians, Children of The most High, we are blessed.

Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”

So, in effect we are all blessed. Uhh! “You don’t want to be blessed?” I think I can guess your answer. We will leave it at that. We are blessed! Blessed to be Children of the most High and start to realize why we are here. When I say that, I think-we have purpose in our actions School, so we can learn; Work, so we can earn…. But, Life??? So, we can Live. But why??? I can ask, what is your purpose in Life? Do you know??? Yes, I have asked this numerou times! Trust me, I will ask again and again. When someone gets up and says “To do His will and be blessed doing it!” I will say “Awesome! But weren’t you blessed before you started doing His will?”

Homework y’all, something to meditate on! Get busy!!! AND stay awesomely blessed!!! Now! I can say that and not have people say “What does he mean?”

We will discuss this more over time-Have an awesome weekend!

Day 28

For His anger lasts only a moment,

but His favor lasts a lifetime;

weeping may stay for the night,

but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psalm 30:4,5

I will be honest, I dreamt of this verse and ‘read’ in my sleepy fog, “His Angels….” It was amazing that I thought for a second It said “His ‘Angel’s’ last only a minute….’ In my sleepy fog, I quickly in my browser typed “His “Angel”….” To see what it could possibly mean. Noe to explain… I was ‘soundly’ asleep and it popped into my head. I thought it said in my ‘dream’ “His Angel….” Quickly I awoke to God’s Glory (I also started ‘dreaming’ of something else, not to His glory….)

In my “half-asleep” status, I typed on my phone browser (I will be honest, by His grace many times I read The Word on my phone-Alleluia. This morning it was in my hand!!!! And I know I did not fall asleep that way.) We do have guardian Angels! In my ‘dream’, I argued and said “If His Angels last only a moment, it is for the good they do. I argued further, His guardian Angel is always there! We are on a Huge stage!” Then, I in my dream said “Satan has been for always since he was created, why would even he last but for a moment….” I shot up, wide awake and put “Angels” last but for a moment, it kept coming up “anger” and I wondered if I mistyped it, sat bolt upright, the ‘fleeting’ improper thought had since simply been erased from my memory. I definitely gave thanks and praise to our Father for waking me up in such a Loving way, to prove that His Word did not say “His Angel last but a moment…”

Proof that we do have a divine Spirit of recollection with us. I awoke and won the ‘argument’. The Bible saying “His anger…” With an “R” not an “L”. It turns out that I was ‘arguing’ The Word in my ‘dream’, being absolutely sure The Word did not say what I had ‘dreamt’ it to say! Everything lined up to His glory.

Thank God! Praise Jesus, thank You Holy Spirit for awaking me from that ‘dream’! People, I learned a lot…. A whole lot, to His glory…. One of the reasons I have encouraged knowing The Word in your heart is if in your dream (or in a wide awake state) you experience an ‘argument’ to the contrary of what your Spirit knows does not follow through, you have the ground to stand on and bring the ‘deck’ crashing down, with you standing there with and in the pride of The Holy Spirit prompting.

I am aware this is a rather long “Good Morning!” But awaking on that note, I wanted to share. Have an awesome day, to His glory, AMEN!

Day 29

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

“For nothing??? You mean I can…”

“Now hold on! Wait a second. It is stating that in the Spiritual you should keep all commands and we can express yourself in Spirit and in truth….”

“O so you mean in that way we should be careful for nothing and in the Spirit know that we are already on a/the stage, so be free to express ourselves with the knowledge of who God is?”

“Follow it through though “In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

“I get it, this has to do with ourcl relationship with God The Father! We should be cautious in nothing while asking….”

“Kinda! You can ask for a million bucks, but if it’s not in His will; Uhhh! You can ask as hard as you want. But remember, God knows everything. I mean, He made The Universe around us…don’t get me started…I feel a sermon coming on.”

“Preach, preach, preach… Or should I say “Teach, teach, teach!!!””

“I am so done with you! I gotta go study! Be well!”

Day 30

What would Jesus do?

“Hmmm! He wouldn’t check that person out, it might be judging! Or is it?”

“I really can’t stand this person (judge, judge, judge…and jury too.)”

I wonder what Jesus would do. I am a new creation, a brand new individual. Things are different….

Hold on! Wait a minute!!! “You are under ‘house’ arrest! Hmmm! What does The Scripture say? Just checking!”

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus!”

Philippians 2:5

“Does that maybe ring a bell?”

“Hey! That’s not fair!!! The same mind??? He was The Son of God! A part of God! You ‘people’ always quote “The only and I repeat only begotten Son of God!”

Let me try and break it down more distinctly and Jesus said to His disciples: “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:4-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

And He has given us a key example to follow. Let me ask you a couple of questions. You are on trial here!.

1. Are you ever impatient? Let me clarify. Do you get tired of ‘waiting’ for something? Ma’am/Sir, not a specific thing-Anything.

Time to move on to the next question, perhaps I will in the meantime let you think of your friends, family members, that guy/g’yal at work, at the store…wherever. Let’s let that sink in!

“Before the next question: The mindset of Jesus is what we are talking about.” Did He ever hit anybody? Speak harshly? Funny, even when He had a discourse with Satan, He did not tell! Only put him in the right place Scripturally.

“Yeah, yeah after the third temptation, He rebuked Satan, and Satan left Him for a season.” Once again our example.

We will do away with the ‘court questions’ for now. I will ask an even simpler question. “Have you been blessed with The Holy Spirit?” I know that can be a ‘touchy’ subject, but I am asking.

You know what? After Jesus left, The Holy Spirit was sent, and more than 2000 years is still with us. Have you received IT/HIM/The Holy Spirit into your life?

Quite interesting, the disciples and the early believers were ‘hiding’, when The Holy Spirit came upon them, they could keep quiet no more. Tongues of firecsat upon their heads (hence the term “Speaking in tongues.”) I am aware that we are yet to discuss this, but this sharing is that in our lives, our walk we should be like Jesus.

Be blessed y’all, we broke that down recently. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

Matthew 5:6

Just as a refresher, but I am challenging you to find out and share what it means. Are you blessed?

Day 31

In The name of Jesus. Why??? “Are you people crazy!”

“Well, crazy we might be, but that is crazy about Jesus! Well stirred up, excited, in Love with!”

“Why????”

“Let me point a thing or two out, right quick…”

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5-11

“Every knee, here I simply shrug!”

Have an awesome day y’all. Be blessed!

Month 1

Month 1

Funny if I say The Word is ‘chock’ full of truisms. Amen?

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:8,9

Are you ‘rich’ in The Lord? Actually, my rich means so very much blessings, mercy, foregivess, Love besides which there is none! A vast gap existd between the two! God be Glorified, Amen! Are you rich, or rich in blessings?

It is my hope and prayer that we have all come to see Earthly wealth is great.  Heavenly wealth is FANTABULOUS!!! Lay up your goods where moth does not eat or rust, or d3ecay ‘ruin’. I am not saying be content in having none or little, but rather work your ‘butt’ off, pray, lay up your rewards where by The AWESOME Grace of God, we will be! Amen? If I was there I’d want to hear a definitive “Amen!”

Day 2

“Wow!!! I can’t believe it! I just won the lotto! I cannot believe I’m a millionaire.”

“Taxes, taxes; it’ll go super fast! I’d better introduce you to some “wall street” bankers.”

“I’mbrich buddy, I definitely am not going to pay them to lose MY money!”

“I read something…”

“Ahhhh! Here we go! Some of your religious rubbish again??? Frankly, I’m too rich to care…”

“Well after this, I’m out!!!”

“Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.”

Proverbs 16:8

Need I say more???

Day 3

At first difficult, but dwelling and meditating on The Word makes all the difference.

The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. Psalm 11:4,5

So, what is said about his eyes? In the original tongue it may refer to His reflection on the doings of man. His eyelids “try” as in expression and He judges in Love, Hallelujah!

LORD Hallelujah! We come before You today, thank You for going in and surrounding us with Your Spirit. Where we are wrong, we ask for Your forgiveness. We pray that You help us forgive and Live those around us. LORD start with our immediate families and cause us to radiate Your Love to those around us. Meet us this day at our points of need and be Thou glorified in our Lives in Jesus’ name, Amen

Day 4

We have defined the word and concept “blessed”, it skipped my mind that I should have quoted the character and gifts of being blessed.

Blessed are the poor in spirit,

    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,

    for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,

    for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

    for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful,

    for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,

    for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,

    for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

So now we understand a wee bit more, what to do, how to do, and most of all what happens, Amen

Day 5

A: “I saw some people who looked disheveled.”

B: “What are you talking about?,

A: “If we give, kinda like Christians are supposed to; people will think we are awesome! I mean giving our time, collecting money??? Giving! That’s what it’s all about! I mean. Let’s do it!”

C: “Don’t you guys think that is wrong…”

B: “Dude, people will know we are kind, it speaks highly of us…”

A: “I mean not many are doing it…”

C:”But why do it in the open…”

B: “Perhaps we will ‘guilt’ others into doing the same.

C: “Don’t you think that is wrong? Everyone does as they see fit and right, what you ‘guilt’ them into doing doesn’t count”

A: “What are you saying???”

C: “Dude! I think it is wrong. Perhaps the Bible can shed some light on it. You know The LORD’s prayer?,

A, B: “Of course!!!”

C:”I knew you’d both say that! What follows?”

A: “Heck! If I know!”

B: Smiling “The Bible!”

A: “Good one dude!”

C: “I can’t say I support or reheat what you are doing. Let me ask you this; have you seen anyone praying out in the open?”

B: “Can’t say I have.”

A: “Hold on now!!! What of the people who ‘catch’ The Spirit in church???”

C: “That is going waaayyu out there. If I must remind you ‘where two or three are gathered in my name I am there in their midst.” It is a Spiritual blow out when believers come together! But not to get off topic; “What do the verses after The LORD’s prayer state?”

A,B: “we answered you!”

C: “Are you with your bibles?,

A,B: “Should we be?”

C:”Just asking!”

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”

This is number 1 and applies to what you were going to do.

“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” Kinda, what I mentioned!

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

This is the main thing… Store up your rewards where it counts!

About praying like you mentioned “the ‘falling out’ in church.”

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. This I kinda mentioned, store it up where things are awesome!

About praying “go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” This goes for when you give too, kinda like we said above.

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

An example I give was when Daniel was praying for an answer. God sent His Angel with the answer as Daniel prayed, but the Angel was held up and needed to call Micheal the Archangel to care for the trial.

And in so doing we learn “This, then, is how you should pray”

“‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

    on Earth as it is in Heaven.

This is done, when Lucifer stepped outside The Will of God, the archangel was cast out of Heaven.

And for our needs, we pray “Give us today our daily bread.”

Definitely being of a lesser form we ask God to forgive us our debts,

    as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

    but deliver us from the evil one.’

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

As for other things we must do, for answers and to His Glory, we fasting to ask for His splendour to be seen in our Life.

“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

In so doing, we build up a humongou treasures in Heaven

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Just sting the obvious. So, be cool!

Day 7

Good Morning! Our prayer for today, tomorrow and each day:

LORD Heavenly Father, have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy Lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified when Thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom, Amen.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 🈷 “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy holy spirit from me. Psalm 51:1-11

Even then in the times of king David The Holy Spirit was known. It was The Holy Spirit that lead the Isrealites out of Egypt. The Holy Spirit Moses convened with. If God in His majesty were to be present; all would pass away before His Glory. Just as Moses asked to see The LORD, do we commune with The LORD as Spirit given freely in Love?

Have a great. God centered day!

Day 8

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.”

Matthew 6:19-20

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Galatians 6:8

(which all refer to things destined to perish with use)–in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?

Colossians 2:22

Once again there is no end! Both new and old testaments, yws! We were placed here with a purpose. Let us fulfil it, learn, focus on the prize. Imagine, there is a prize, The GLORY of God! Keep this in focus and all else fallscway.

His promises are to those who do His will. Ate you doing? Or better yet, I should ask “Are you receiving?” There are a few ministers of The Word that live in exhorbitance. I understand that. BUT, are they and Have they fed the poor, supplied to the needy? Our HUGE example was Jesus. Born to a carpenter as his second ‘adopted’ father. That was His life. We do not read muchvofvit, but can imagine He was tempted with all the gold and riches that he could or would want and by God’s grace, refuted to the dismay of the Spiritual onlookers. Why do I say this? Afterward, hungry, tired and spent, dehydrated beyond belief- Angels came a me and ministered to Him. Hallelujah!

Imagine, hungry, thirsty, weakened beyond belief; we see the temptations he neared. Stones to bread- Hungry as all get out; Jump from the steeple and we can imagine that God would have sent angels to bear Him up. Finally, the hugest and most significant! “Kneel before me and give me obeysance for I am the god of the earth…” he did this knowing that there was a huge audience.

I stress again that after Jesus’ refusal, Satan gave up and went away from a season. We can imagine that during the fast, there were snakes, insects, wild animals. This is something We do not think about. What happened in those 40 days? We are left wondering. He did not share it, but I am sure they were not an easy 40 days and nights.

What He went through then and at the cross at Cavalry should make us eternally greatful. He changed The world! He converted our lives. It doesn’t matter if and or what church you go to. But the decisions surely matter. Recently, I was commenting on a video of a well read and verses imam and a Christian theologian. The I am stated that Jesus did not do any miracles, for the most part I agree, He was human. His Father (our Father) did as He asked to His Glory (The Glory of God).

We discussed Lazarus. Yes, the shortest verse in The Bible is “And He wept.” There was a discussion between Jesus and His Father (now our Father.) Perhaps no one understood the words, but even before He went to see Lazarus raised, He tarried for a while before arriving at the sepulchre. As we read He tarried for God’s Glory.

He then went, and 3 days later Lazarus in the heat of the day even in the sepulchre should have been rotted. But, after praying Jesus thanked God and called for Lazaruse to come forth after the stone had been rolled away.

Yes, Lazarus could hardly move for he was bound which confirms that he was truly dead, or he would not have been placed away dead. So once again I agree, Jesus did not perform It but exhibited the power of His Father.

Even at the feeding of the thousands on the hill with the loaves and fish. He gave thanks to His Father. Once again it was after allowing His Father to work through Him that after death on the cross He was placedcabove all with The name above every name. Imagine, if He had “fallen” for the third temptation, He might have had, but being in human form would have returned where He came from with the world unchanged. A reason to praise The Lord.

Not only this, but to contribute to the input of the naysayers. Before His crucifixion, He knew what it would imply, and wept, sweating drops of blood askingvthay the cup be taken from Him. But, he stated that not His will, but The Will of The Father be done. Another positive was as in the temptations places upon Him by Lucifer, knowing the agony He suffered Angels came and ministered to Him. Amen?

We share this for so many reasons; we have our bit to play. We undergo temptation, hardship, difficulties BUT the promise and expectations of what lies beyond should keep us focused. Am en?

Let me sense an Amen. We are soldiers in and on a war path with many obstacles to God’s Glory. Keep marching in Jesus’s mighty name. Funny enough the next thing he discussed was the name of Jesus which he stated was not his name, the Anglicisation of the name. Right quick key take a look. Etymology. The name Jesus used in the English New Testament comes from the Latin form of the Greek name Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous), a rendition of the Hebrew Yeshua (ישוע), related to the name Joshua. The name is thus related to the Hebrew verb root √yšʿ “rescue, deliver” and one of its noun forms, yešuaʿ “deliverance”.”

And for those who are up in arms about the ‘new’ English word:

Anglicisation (or anglicization, in terms of English spelling differences), occasionally anglification, anglifying, englishing, in this summary refers to modifications made to foreign words, names and phrases to make them easier to spell, pronounce, or understand in English.

I am aware that we have ‘English-cized’ the name of Jesus. But, if and when we call on The name, we get the same results, Amen.

And we can browse that after His worldly experience He was elevated and placed in a special Glory filled place and position.

Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of Heaven.”

Matthew 26:64

And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of Heaven.”

Mark 14:62

But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.”

Luke 22:69

“That He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the Heavenly places.”

Colossians 3:1

[Put On the New Self] If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:1

Wow! A blessing no doubt, we have been giving understanding, let us remain prayerful in all our ways in Jesus’, Yeshua’s,   Ἰησοῦς marvelous name at which every knee shall bow realizing Him as The One who sits at The Right of The Creator, now and for eternity.

Day 10

Hard times? We can and do pray: Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set You before them. Selah.

Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in Thy truth.

I will freely sacrifice unto Thee: I will praise Thy name, O LORD; for it is good. For He hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen His desire upon mine enemies. Psalm 54:2-7

We are factors of who and what we are. Are you celebrated? Can and so people speaking highly of you? Our part is not backroom or backdoor. Push! I listened to a sermon about what our goal is. To live in peace and strive to be more. In Christ, there are no limits!

We can do pray for excellence (Nothing less) in Jesus’ name.

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.

Psalm 139:23

I also watched an ‘argument’ between a pastor and an Islamic clergy of excellence. He spoke and said Jesus did NO miracles and stated that at each incident He spoke and asked God to do all. Fair argument. But, He was sent in the human form. His Father, God does all and did all. He was sent as an example, THE example. Jesus had to undergo all He did until He was crucified. He then was witnessed after a documented death on the cross.

He was starved, beaten, nailed on the cross naked and died. His body was taken down and placed in a sepulchre-documented. For fear that His followers would not ‘steal’ His body, centurions were placed at His grave site. He rose 3 days later, Amen.

The answer was not an argument, He was seen by the disciples fishing, in the upper room where they prayed and so many other places. To prove that He was who he was, He asked the doubting Thomas to stick his finger in His hands and side. This points to so much, there is a blessing where people in faith are made whole.

One reason is that after He was murdered; God (Allah) placed Him on His right. He will judge and is coming again. I state again that people can look at facts and see that when here, He did not do miracles God did. He after going through His life as one of us, He was raised to The right of God, Amen

Day 11

We have many trials and tribulations; Not one can deny that. In our days one day follows another and we experience new and different things. Many blessings, but O would not be honest of I said “no difficulties”! Brethren, we are on the battleground that makes us tested and true!

I will give a well known example. Bodybuilding; either male or female. Starts somewhere. Protein, vitamins, workouts, supplements of every form. In the end you have a Herculean figure! Was it easy? No! Definitely not. Let me ask a follow up question that I am sure we will and we with no second thought. If Mrs or Mr. Herculean was to hurt themselves working out and sit still; stock still for weeks those Herculean figure would disappear in days/weeks! All the hard work Would be lost! In such a case, keeping active and doing what is prescribed; stretches, minor lifts, pushups, pull ups, Yoga all instruct the body. When they start working out again, the do not have too far to go.

The same applies to the concept of Christianity. We have challenges, we have been told that “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Ephesians 6:12

With this warning we whimp out! Or should we?

     In God, whose word I praise—

in God I trust and am not afraid.

    What can mere mortals do to me?

Psalm 56:4 NIV

Even in this verse “mere mortals”, Yes! They have NO power in the Spiritual except given them by you know who. We have shared at what Jesus went through, a sinless, innocent ‘man’! All he did was share the gospel and He was beaten, starved and hung on a tree to die! Were there visible detractors in the Spirit? Not in the Spirit, but definitely the fruits of The Spirit were not evident in His trial and execution.

A lot we think what we see or do not see (and known absence) account for our experience. Lets see what was said more than 2000 years ago “Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)

In sharing this, I was ttouched by what I read. Science supports The Bible.

Science and the Bible

‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’
 Genesis 1:1 NKJV

To say that true science and the Bible are contradictory is simply not so. If there’s even one chance in a million that God, Heaven and hell are true, wouldn’t you want to know? After all, one day you’re going to die. What then? And furthermore, since our children and grandchildren are increasingly exposed to secular teaching, don’t you want to be able to answer their questions when they come home from school or college, and steer them in the right direction? Well, guess what? The more science advances, the more it’s evident the Bible has been true all along! For the next few days let’s talk about it:

(1) The Bible tells us the earth floats in space. There was a time when people believed it sat on a large animal or giant. Seriously! But fifteen hundred years before Christ, the patriarch Job said, ‘He… hangs the earth on nothing.’ (Job 26:7 ESV) Think about that: you can’t even hang your hat on nothing! The fact is, science didn’t discover that the earth hangs upon nothing until AD 1650.

(2) The Bible tells us the earth is composed of atoms. ‘By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen are not made of things which are visible.’ (Hebrews 11:3 NKJV) Only in recent years has science discovered that everything we see is composed of things we can’t see—namely, invisible atoms. Yet the Bible, written more than two thousand years ago, said it was so. Now, the Bible doesn’t need science to prove that it’s true—it just so happens that it does.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who Love God and are called according to His purpose for them.

– Romans 8:28

Have to state again: Do you Love The LORD? Are you called according to His purpose? And having you started fulfilling this? I know the ‘purpose’ has been mentioned many tines; let us discuss it.

Even another verse pertains to this-waiting!

“For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are.”

Romans 8: 19

Day 12

king David wrote this and its pertinence to the times reveals so much. Being blessed from on high he lived as most of us do. He made mistakes, but sought the face of The Lord!

A message from God: At times as we pray we receive. The transgression of the wicked resides in their hearts. There is no fear of God before their eyes. In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin.

The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good. Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.

Your love Lord, reaches to the Heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your justice like the great deep.You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing Love, O God!

People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of Your house; You give them drink from Your river of delights. For with You is the fountain of Life; in Your light we see The light.

Continue your Love to those who know You, Your righteousness to the upright in heart.

May the foot of the proud not come against me, Amen.

Nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.

By Your grace, I see and By Your grace see how the evildoers lie fallen; thrown down, not able to rise! Amen

Psalm 36:1-12

Day 13

We are sharing promises: Our God hath shewn His people the power of His works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen.

Psalm 111:6

We may currently have blessings; are there those above us not following The way? Wait on The LORD and you shall be blessed with The giving of His way.

Patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit, are you patient? How patient? It takes a load to be patient, but we shall be rewarded for our patience with His Glory, Amen

God is not slow but is desiring that none fall aside. Give Him praise.

Be blessed.

Day 14

“Are you in love?”

“love or you mean Love?”

“I saw you with…”

“Ah, ah, ahhh! Don’t go there; not even…”

“But you were smiling…”

“I am always smiling! I essentially am in unbelievable Love! And in case you don’t heart in my voice; the “L” is positively hear it, that I’d a capital “L””

“What happened?”

“I have fallen head over heels in Love with The LORD! Oh! What He has done for me, how He set me free!!! Alleluia, Hallelujah! I am blessed!”

“Do I call you pastor now?”

“Don’t be silly. Let me share a “whisper” of why!”

“His work is honourable and glorious: and His righteousness endureth for ever. He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered in all our ways, Amen. The LORD is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given meat unto them that fear Him: He will ever be mindful of His covenant. He hath shown His people the power of His works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His commandments are sure.”

Psalm 111:3-7

And we are let in on what ‘verity’ means:

ver·i·tyˈverədē/

(noun)

A true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.

“The eternal verities” – Truth.

“irrefutable, objective verity”

Be blessed.

Day 15

Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

Romans 6: 18

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalm 28:7

Day 16

I lately learned that a few of us can recite verses cold. Others ahhh! Not so much, but…“But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”  James 1:22

You, I am sure know what I’m going to say…ok! Which are you? Hear The Word and forget? Even if it is awesomely inspiring in service or fellowship or mass. Do we remember? What was the Scripture they read last sermon?

I will be honest and tell you what I do. After service, I go into my private space and recollect what was shared. I write it down. Now, I know time is scarce for many. Personally, by The Grace of The Almighty God, I am busy working BUT on the ride to and from work-time to pray, meditate on The Word, be silent and receive, as much as it sounds improbable; be still and ministered to by The Spirit. Had a hard day? Stressful? Difficulties? Take it to The LORD in prayer. No better time than soon after it happens, so???

A lot of time, we get lost and search for…a way to go. Hmm! Who knows? I have shared this; if He knows you, your experiences and habits. How many times has God seen this experience? How many people have asked for His assistance? How many people have gotten His guidanc and affection? Amazingly in His-story; countless! How many people are currently on the Earth?

The awesomely amazing thing is God is both a Father AND a Mother! Let us check this out:

Mind you, we do not call God a Mother or Father alone, we in Love and respectcall Him God, our Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, our ALL. But let us take a look, but before we do, with Male and Female are made in His image. We have discussed this prior. Possibly Man in Creation supposed to care for earth was created like Angels with no need for a mate.

He was put to sleep and a rib taken. It is not said if anything else was done. We live on Earth and in creation, Godcsaw that things were good. Animals in their making procreate to continue their species, Man was made as a career of the Earth and when The Heavenly host saw that he needed a partner, he was placed to sleep, a rid taken and Eve created.

Eve was to be Adams co- manager and they would procreate as earthly beings do.

Again, we are so lucky, Adam and Eve though they were able did not have knowledge yet to eat of The tree of Life.

Now, we have discussed this and rather thanvsearch, we have the key to eternal Life in His presence! Doing His will.

Let me make this ‘simple’. In all known situations, there police which keep the law, senators, chiefs and rulers who write the laws, at the head lies a president, dictator, ruler, king, Boss…. If we do not do their will, we will be imprisoned, break the law in a big way- executed. This same thing applies to what we discuss, BUT our head ‘Honcho’ is Love defined, is patient and does not will for anyone to fall by the wayside. So we as humans have been given time and possibilities. I am hoping that this is not the first time you are hearing this. But, you have a choice, the choice literally of a lifetime.

Day 17

Prais is Your lifestyle, thanks is Your response. Faith is in knowledge, hope in God’s Glory to be revealed; Amen

We are, hear, feel and do for The LORD! We are blessed to break it down, we have. To believe in Godciscto faith him, though we see testimonies round about. What is you it testimony? A job, healing, marriage, a surgery? I  could ask any thing. But what would you testimony be? What is it?

Some may feel ‘shafted”, but gyou are awake and alive-start there. Many times our walk does not Glorify The LORD.

Many things shall happen in our days.

And we read:

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? A lot comes as a result of impatience.

Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” So, they say, in a way they are right, But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the Heavens came into being and the Earth was formed out of water and by water. By The Word of The LORD, and By Hid Word they can be extinguished.

The Earth and its being were created by these waters, also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed by the same Word the present Heavens and Earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. To hear and not believe makes ones who refuse to acknowledge The Creator defined by this.

But do not forget this one thing, dear brethen: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. To understand this is to be knowledgeable in this. Even when we hear “God is slow in His promises.” The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

We can now understand this with advances in knowledge. There is the ‘solar system’; a question I pose is if it all goes awry, many will say “Science has gone crazy!” An excuse will be “The univere is berserk!”

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 2 Peter 3:3-12

I was reviewing this time and time again and was led to write what I was shown. Everything that exists in ‘reality’ will be no more. A new Heaven and a new Earth will be created to His GLORY. Once again, we have the option to choose or continue in our way.

Day 18

The “song-ster” strikes yet again! Boo! I got you 😉

Check this out:

“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”

Psalm 103:1

https://youtu.be/aC_mYK1fT8Y

Day 19

A lot of things can be breathtakingly horrendous; scary to put it lightly. Danger, tragedy, lifetaking sorrow. But,”we have a place to run!

But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.

Psalms 56: 3

Make sense? Pray without ceasing or season! There is no “appropriate” time to pray. Any time is THE time. Check this out:

Father, our Father Thou art in Heaven, Thy Kingdom O Lord come, Thu will be done. Hallelujah! For me fear, You have my back in Jesus’ name, Amen

See, that was easy. 4 seconds or less-right? Let us glorify Him!!!

Day 20

And we pray:

Have mercy on me, O God, because of Your unfailing Love. Because of Your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. In Jesus name, Amen

– Psalms 51:1

A challenge? Hmmm! Let’s see…. Something we should be doing.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Matthew 22:37  (NIV)

And we say:  “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalm 106:48

And we must “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the children of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” Amen Philippians 2:14,15

Day 21

Do we have a song at heart? There are thousands in The Word, Amen

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

Psalm 48:1,2

Do we praise Him? Our hands, arms, voices, our entire being should be raised to Him! Let us rejoice before The LORD! Can I hear an Amen.

Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright. Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Psalm 33:1-3

Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

Psalm 96:1-2

But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.

Psalm 5:11

Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds.

Psalm 9:11

Can I hear a voice of praise? We have an amazing, inestimable, grave filled God that is Love. Amen.

But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. Psalm 5:11

Day 22

So much to learn from The Word. The Isrealites stand as a key example of all that can occur when we do not do The will of our Father in Heaven. Let us study the ensample they Ser. Remember our Lives now and in the time to come are His-story in Jesus’ name. Amazingly, we in our ‘little’ way can make a GRAND difference, Amen?

New International Version (NIV)

Warnings From Israel’s His-story written by Paul to the church in Corinth:

“For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”

We should not commit sexual immorality, with this it is easy to ‘fall’ into the deep abyss prolonging and ‘physical’ need . We are new creations, the old is passed away, all things are become new.

We will continue along this path and learn more from His-story, Amen.

We should not commit sexual immorality,  as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. (Numbers 25:9) At times we play ‘games’ with The Word. I have to remind you that The Word is His-story. Just as there were those in the first ‘family’ of God who misstepped and paidcdearly. I will point out what comes to my Spirit. Quite a few examples really, some of which we habe discussed. Moses, a man of God-chosen before birth had a temper (He killed the Egyptian overseer of the Israeli workers), it is obvious that he had a temper. But amazingly, he was chosen by God to lead the people of Is real out of Egypt to the promised land. I know you are wondering where this fits in. Godcasked him to touch the rock with his staff and water would come out for the people of Israel who complained sorely and wished the had not left Egypt, Moses angry at the audacity of the people to complain struck the rock in a temper, and that is why he did not set foot in the promised land.

Second example is Moses after receiving the 10 commandmentscreturned to observe the Isrealites carousing and carrying on in ways that would make us blush We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.

11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation[c] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[d] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[e] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

1 Corinthians 10

Day 23

“Jesus commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that He is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about Him (All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Acts 10:43):

Isaiah 7:14—Isaiah prophesies that a pure young woman will give birth to God’s son.

Matthew 1:18–23—Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled.

Isaiah 9:6—Isaiah prophesies that Jesus Christ will come as a baby; Jesus is described by several names.

Micah 5:2—Micah prophesies that Jesus will be born in Bethlehem.

Matthew 2:4–6—The scribes knew that Bethlehem was the prophesied birthplace of the Messiah.

Luke 1:26–31—A virgin named Mary will be the mother of Jesus Christ.

That everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name.

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:17

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power when He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of The Majesty on high,

Hebrews 1:3

Who is this who comes from Edom, With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah, This One who is majestic in His apparel, Marching in the greatness of His strength? “It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

Isaiah 63:1

“Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.  The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles.

gen·tile (ˈjentīl)

noun/plural noun: Gentiles

A person who is not Jewish.

Awesome, we are Gentiles by birth, but children of God in faith, we have been formally adopted into The Family! “Forward Christian soldiers marching as to war. With the cross of Jesus Who is gone before….” My challenge is to see what the rest of the song says and take it to heart. So, much in so many forms of The Word!

We go on with the root gospel:

For they heard them speaking in tongues-Another term for glossolalia.

And praising God. This we do not need to define.

Also: Hebrews 7:25

Then Peter said,  “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.”  So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.”

Acts 10:42-48

Day 24

Send out your light and your truth;

let them guide me.

Let them lead me to your holy mountain,

to the place where you live.

There I will go to the altar of God,

to God—the source of all my joy.

I will praise you with my entire being, lifting my voice in adoration of Your Love

O God, my God!

Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever.

Psalm 43:3,4

Have an awesome God filled day!

Day 25

For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised in the cities of The LORD and the mountains of His holiness: He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the Heavens. Honour and majesty are before Him He is LORD of all: strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name: bring an offering, and come into His courts with praise for these are the days The LORD has made.

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before Him, all the earth. Psalm 96:4-9

Just being in His glory, to be bathed in His Love is all we need. All else follows suite by His grace. Learn to be in Him, Blessed, fulfilled and whole, granted His unfathomable Grace, Hallelujah!

Day 26

Having discussed prior, I wanted to point out the exact reason man was driven out of the garden of Eden. We spoke of the search for the garden for good reason. And we read: The LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east sidee of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 3:22-24

Day 27

I have a secret! Ahhh! Keep this very PUBLIC!!! Ooops! Did I say that??? Hmm! I guess I did. How do we cross into The Courts of The King? Our public secret?

Enter His gates with thanksgiving in your heart and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.

Psalm 100:4  (NIV)

Rejoice always for we are blessed beyond comprehension,  pray without ceasing, here I must say “pray without season.” Prayer is an always ‘thing.’ Give thanks in all circumstances, in trials we must give thanks because we ‘learn’; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)

Paraphrased by God’s grace and to His glory in Jesus’ name.

Day 28

Very seldom I ‘borrow’ a particularly uplifting ‘share’ by someone else. This definitely is in line with what we have shared. May it bless you too. Amen

You Can Change

‘Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.’ Isaiah 54:2 NKJV

The desire to change is the key to growth in any area of life. Most of us desire improvement, yet at the same time we resist change. But you can’t have one without the other! Change is possible only if you want it badly enough.

As Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, observed: ‘You are the way you are, because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you’d be in the process of changing right now.’ Change is never easy. It takes lots of time, tremendous amounts of energy, perseverance, and—of course—desire. But the desire to change must translate into a decision to change. And you must make that decision day after day.

It’s said that Earl Weaver, manager of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, was unhappy with a decision by the umpire so he charged out of the dugout and yelled at him, ‘Are you gonna get any better, or is this it?’

If you want to change, you must ask yourself a similar question. Are you going to keep working and trying to get better, or is this as good as it gets? The Bible puts it like this: ‘Enlarge the place of your tent; and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.’ Pay close attention to the words enlarge, stretch, lengthen and strengthen. What do they have in common? They all require commitment and persistence.

That’s what it takes to change your life. And the good news is that with God’s help, you can do it—starting today.

Day 29

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