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  • 18 Jan 2018
      From Live Loved, by Max Lucado If our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. - 1 JOHN 3:20 Loved with a Perfect Love We are convinced that God must hate our evil tendencies. We sure do. We don’t like the things we do and say. We despise our lustful thoughts, harsh judgments, and selfish deeds. If our sin nauseates us, how much more must it revolt a holy God! We draw a practical conclusion: God is irreparably ticked off at us. . . . Yes, we have disappointed God. But, no, God has not abandoned us. . . . Jesus loves us too much to leave us in doubt about his grace. His “perfect love expels all fear” (1 John 4:18 nlt). If God loved with an imperfect love, we would have high cause to worry. Imperfect love keeps a list of sins and consults it often. God keeps no list of our wrongs. His love casts out fear because he casts out our sin! Tether your heart to this promise, and tighten the knot. Remember the words of John’s epistle: “If our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things” (1 John 3:20). When you feel unforgiven, evict the feelings. Emotions don’t get a vote. Go back to Scripture. God’s Word holds rank over self-criticism and self-doubt. As Paul told Titus, “God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! . . . Tell them all this. Build up their courage” (Titus 2:11, 15 msg). Do you know God’s grace? Then you can love boldly, live robustly. You can swing from trapeze to trapeze; his safety net will break your fall. Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace. —FEARLESS Gracious Father, we know that we don’t always please you. We fall short of your standards again and again. When we are discouraged and feel we are failing you, remind us of your perfect love and your grace. Thank you for reminding us that your perfect love casts out every wrong and keeps no lists of our failures. Every time we fall, help us to reach for your grace, amen. [We are] delivered . . . from the power of darkness and conveyed . . . into the kingdom of the Son. - Colossians 1:13 “He who believes in Him is not condemned.” - John 3:18 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. - 1 John 5:13
    0 Posted by Donald Safford
  •   From Live Loved, by Max Lucado If our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. - 1 JOHN 3:20 Loved with a Perfect Love We are convinced that God must hate our evil tendencies. We sure do. We don’t like the things we do and say. We despise our lustful thoughts, harsh judgments, and selfish deeds. If our sin nauseates us, how much more must it revolt a holy God! We draw a practical conclusion: God is irreparably ticked off at us. . . . Yes, we have disappointed God. But, no, God has not abandoned us. . . . Jesus loves us too much to leave us in doubt about his grace. His “perfect love expels all fear” (1 John 4:18 nlt). If God loved with an imperfect love, we would have high cause to worry. Imperfect love keeps a list of sins and consults it often. God keeps no list of our wrongs. His love casts out fear because he casts out our sin! Tether your heart to this promise, and tighten the knot. Remember the words of John’s epistle: “If our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things” (1 John 3:20). When you feel unforgiven, evict the feelings. Emotions don’t get a vote. Go back to Scripture. God’s Word holds rank over self-criticism and self-doubt. As Paul told Titus, “God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! . . . Tell them all this. Build up their courage” (Titus 2:11, 15 msg). Do you know God’s grace? Then you can love boldly, live robustly. You can swing from trapeze to trapeze; his safety net will break your fall. Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace. —FEARLESS Gracious Father, we know that we don’t always please you. We fall short of your standards again and again. When we are discouraged and feel we are failing you, remind us of your perfect love and your grace. Thank you for reminding us that your perfect love casts out every wrong and keeps no lists of our failures. Every time we fall, help us to reach for your grace, amen. [We are] delivered . . . from the power of darkness and conveyed . . . into the kingdom of the Son. - Colossians 1:13 “He who believes in Him is not condemned.” - John 3:18 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. - 1 John 5:13
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  • 18 Jan 2018
    Acknowledge God's Place   Jesus teaches his disciples to pray what we call the Lord's Prayer in Luke 11.  In verse 2 Jesus says, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be your name..."  Jesus teaches them to start their prayer with praise and acknowledgment of the power and awe of God.  In a similar way, David prays in 2 Samuel 7, going on in many verses about how great and amazing God is.   There is a point to beginning our prayers this way, acknowledging the power, glory and amazement of God.  It puts God in the proper place above us in our minds, so that we bring our requests and concerns to God, humbly recognizing that he knows better than we do, and we submit our desires to his will.  As Jesus' tells us in Matthew 6:8, God knows what we want before we ask.   Dear Lord, How amazing and almighty you are thank you for hearing our prayers, and giving us what we need.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen
    0 Posted by Donald Safford
  • Acknowledge God's Place   Jesus teaches his disciples to pray what we call the Lord's Prayer in Luke 11.  In verse 2 Jesus says, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be your name..."  Jesus teaches them to start their prayer with praise and acknowledgment of the power and awe of God.  In a similar way, David prays in 2 Samuel 7, going on in many verses about how great and amazing God is.   There is a point to beginning our prayers this way, acknowledging the power, glory and amazement of God.  It puts God in the proper place above us in our minds, so that we bring our requests and concerns to God, humbly recognizing that he knows better than we do, and we submit our desires to his will.  As Jesus' tells us in Matthew 6:8, God knows what we want before we ask.   Dear Lord, How amazing and almighty you are thank you for hearing our prayers, and giving us what we need.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen
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  • 18 Jan 2018
    Eyes to See By Billy Graham   •   January 18   •   Topics: Faith, Jesus Christ Share5K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion Eyes to See To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light...—Acts 26:18 The blind man, Bartimaeus, threw off his cloak and ran trembling to Jesus. And Jesus said, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” In that moment as he said, “Lord,” his spiritual eyes were opened. And Jesus said, “Your faith has made you whole.” Notice-not your intellectual understanding, not your money, not your works-but your faith. Faith! That’s all it takes! Immediately Bartimaeus, who had been blind all of his life, began to open his eyes, and the first thing he saw was the face of Jesus. What an experience-to open one’s eyes and look straight into the strong, tender face of Jesus! Bartimaeus met Jesus and the record says he “followed Jesus in the way.” When you go back to your business, or your home, or your neighborhood, or your friends, or your school, you don’t go alone. Christ goes with you. Go deeper: Listen to Billy Graham’s message on spiritual blindness Prayer for the day Thank You, Lord Jesus, for healing me from my spiritual blindness!
    0 Posted by Donald Safford
  • Eyes to See By Billy Graham   •   January 18   •   Topics: Faith, Jesus Christ Share5K+ Tweet Home Daily Devotion Eyes to See To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light...—Acts 26:18 The blind man, Bartimaeus, threw off his cloak and ran trembling to Jesus. And Jesus said, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” In that moment as he said, “Lord,” his spiritual eyes were opened. And Jesus said, “Your faith has made you whole.” Notice-not your intellectual understanding, not your money, not your works-but your faith. Faith! That’s all it takes! Immediately Bartimaeus, who had been blind all of his life, began to open his eyes, and the first thing he saw was the face of Jesus. What an experience-to open one’s eyes and look straight into the strong, tender face of Jesus! Bartimaeus met Jesus and the record says he “followed Jesus in the way.” When you go back to your business, or your home, or your neighborhood, or your friends, or your school, you don’t go alone. Christ goes with you. Go deeper: Listen to Billy Graham’s message on spiritual blindness Prayer for the day Thank You, Lord Jesus, for healing me from my spiritual blindness!
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  • 18 Jan 2018
    2 Corinthians 12:9 (WEB) He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. Promise #18: My power will rest on you when you are weak.   Today's promise comes from an encounter that Paul the Apostle had with the Lord Jesus Himself. It would be helpful if you could read the entire text found in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10. In a nutshell, Paul has this incredible third heaven experience where he sees amazing things that he is not able to share with others. Afterwards he encounters a 'thorn in his flesh', a messenger of Satan sent to harass him. Three times he asked the Lord to take away this 'thorn in his flesh' and Jesus' response to Paul in the first part of verse 9 was... He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (WEB) After Paul heard these words from Jesus Himself, he received a new revelation of how the kingdom of God works. In the last part of verse 9, Paul responds to Jesus by saying...  Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. (WEB) The kingdom of God is opposite to the kingdom of this world. It is the poor in spirit that will inherit the kingdom. God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. The last shall be first and of course, the weak will be made strong. My prayer today is that we would have eyes to see the kingdom of God and embrace it with all our hearts. When we are empty of our own ability to manage life, may we see that it is then that Christ's power rests on us. May we all be able to boast in our weaknesses so that the strength of our Elder Brother Jesus, might be perfected in us.
    0 Posted by Donald Safford
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 (WEB) He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. Promise #18: My power will rest on you when you are weak.   Today's promise comes from an encounter that Paul the Apostle had with the Lord Jesus Himself. It would be helpful if you could read the entire text found in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10. In a nutshell, Paul has this incredible third heaven experience where he sees amazing things that he is not able to share with others. Afterwards he encounters a 'thorn in his flesh', a messenger of Satan sent to harass him. Three times he asked the Lord to take away this 'thorn in his flesh' and Jesus' response to Paul in the first part of verse 9 was... He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (WEB) After Paul heard these words from Jesus Himself, he received a new revelation of how the kingdom of God works. In the last part of verse 9, Paul responds to Jesus by saying...  Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. (WEB) The kingdom of God is opposite to the kingdom of this world. It is the poor in spirit that will inherit the kingdom. God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. The last shall be first and of course, the weak will be made strong. My prayer today is that we would have eyes to see the kingdom of God and embrace it with all our hearts. When we are empty of our own ability to manage life, may we see that it is then that Christ's power rests on us. May we all be able to boast in our weaknesses so that the strength of our Elder Brother Jesus, might be perfected in us.
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  • 17 Jan 2018
    I received this message in my eamil i added scripture to it thought it would be a great way to get into Gods word and a good witnessing tool feel free to share this have a blessed day in our Jesus ..... "THINKING ABOUT GOD" God is like Coca Cola,He is the real thing!   God is like General Electric,He lights your path! Psalm 119:105(KJV)105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.   God is like Bayer Aspirin,He works wonders!   Pslams 77:13-15 13Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? 14Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. 15Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.   God is like Hallmark Cards,He cared enough to send the very best!   John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.   God is like Tide Soap,He removes the stains others leave behind! Isaiah 43:25 King James Version (KJV)25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.   God is like Dial Soap,Aren't you glad you know Him, don't youwish everyone did?   John 14:6King (KJV)Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Romans 10:9-10 (KJV)That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.   God is like American Express,Don't leave home with out Him!   [Author Unknown]I adeded scriptre to this enjoy and be blessed !  
  • I received this message in my eamil i added scripture to it thought it would be a great way to get into Gods word and a good witnessing tool feel free to share this have a blessed day in our Jesus ..... "THINKING ABOUT GOD" God is like Coca Cola,He is the real thing!   God is like General Electric,He lights your path! Psalm 119:105(KJV)105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.   God is like Bayer Aspirin,He works wonders!   Pslams 77:13-15 13Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? 14Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. 15Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.   God is like Hallmark Cards,He cared enough to send the very best!   John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.   God is like Tide Soap,He removes the stains others leave behind! Isaiah 43:25 King James Version (KJV)25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.   God is like Dial Soap,Aren't you glad you know Him, don't youwish everyone did?   John 14:6King (KJV)Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Romans 10:9-10 (KJV)That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.   God is like American Express,Don't leave home with out Him!   [Author Unknown]I adeded scriptre to this enjoy and be blessed !  
    Jan 17, 2018 2
  • 17 Jan 2018
    Deprived of respiration and the circulation of blood, along with other bodily functions. For some people, they are rendered incapable of resuscitation. Death comes from the natural decay of the organs to function in the manner in which they were meant, by disease, or by violence. People are also known to cease to live by sheer will. Death is referred to as expire; decease; perish, and with respect to man to depart from this world. Most of us do not have the desire to die, however, it is appointed that we all will and hopefully we will die only the once. The Good News is that JESUS died for the ungodly HE died for our sins, this was done for each and every single human on planet earth. I’m getting ahead of myself, let us take a look at how believers who trust in JESUS view death. Unfortunately, the CHRISTians flesh are prone to suffer from diseases and in some cases they die from those things. I know countless brothers and sisters in the body of CHRIST who suffered from cancer, Lou Gehrig disease, MS, and such. Through the suffering of the body those that I was able to be with during those tough times never lost sight of the fact that though their bodies have failed them and that they had looked death straight in the eye and said okay, this is the way I will depart this life. None of them ever lost their faith and I often heard them say that they will not die and how they witnessed to anyone that they were aware of not being possessed by CHRIST JESUS. And for those that did know that they were in the body of CHRIST, they recounted HIS goodness. GOD is the beginning and GOD is the end. HE is a promise keeper and because it has been made clear to the Prophets that being in JESUS keeps us alive and from dying we need to make it clear that sin-cursed mankind to die an earthly death. But JESUS keeps us alive when we have faith and trust in HIM through the washing in HIS blood inwardly to eradicate sin from our nature. In this also we escape the judgment before going to the lake of fire in hell. So believers in CHRIST JESUS do not die twice but the possibility of only dying the once. I write possibility of dying once only because there will be some believers who will not see an earthly death but will be taken up in the air when CHRIST JESUS return as promised. So how is it that we must die? Adam the father of us all gave away his dominion which is his life and the ability to control everything here on the earth to satan through the disobedience of GOD’s command. So when GOD said that man will die and Adam did not die for centuries later in his flesh. Adam’s spirit died immediately and so is it with every human that has breath in their mortal body. We are all born into sin and our spirit is dead, the connection to the FATHER is gone and JESUS returned us to the FATHER by dying in our place and forgiving us for treason. One man brought death to the human race while another Man brought life through HIS death. I praise my GOD for HIS SON JESUS because HE established an order that we all must adhere to. JESUS died in our place and was raised again to life. Those of us who will die the earthly death who in actuality are asleep will be resurrected with incorruptible and immortal bodies no matter what was done with the remains. We can be buried or cremated in CHRIST JESUS we will return with new bodies. How thankful I am to live in CHRIST JESUS, HE has given to me, my brothers and my sisters of the faith our source of joy and the reason to live. Our death to sin has been a gain because our faith in JESUS has ushered us into eternity with HIM and the FATHER. Beloved if you are my siblings through CHRIST JESUS please do not be afraid of the earthly death. Because as written before it is appointed that we take that journey to die. But know that we have escaped the judgment but those who have not received JESUS through faith and the will to trust in HIM. You have a right to fear death because if you die without JESUS in your life and your life in JESUS you will be judged. Without JESUS in our life, we are an offense to the FATHER. The death of JESUS is not a fable, fairy-tale or a lie. And HIS resurrection is the proof we need to know that we have been justified through HIM. Our life in sin is no longer on our record as being a criminal. The FATHER and CHRIST JESUS no longer see the sin that was once in our life. Our present life in HIM will not allow us to practice sin because of our new nature in HIM. Is it possible to commit sin and still be in the body of CHRIST? Sure it is but the more we read our Word and communicate with HIM drawing nearer to HIM we will not desire to play with dead things any longer. We will no longer find the cemetery of the life we once had to be an attractive place to be in. The sin that the blood of JESUS washed us in has acquitted and absolved us from past, present and future sins. We are righteous in JESUS alone. We are justified in CHRIST JESUS because JESUS died in our place HE was our substitute no human can become clean from the indwelling of sin. Those that know they need JESUS but don’t know why will always say that they need to stop doing this or that before coming. JESUS wants us just as we are rolling around in the muck and mire just plain dirty and funky. Because HE is the only way we will get clean, deodorized and disinfected. This is how the FATHER demonstrated HIS love for us, HE gave HIS only begotten SON to die in our place while we were and are guilty of being sinners. And finally beloved, the FATHER did not give up HIS son to die just so we would have a great Bible read or story to tell. No, the FATHER did not spare HIS beloved SON from death and because of that, we through CHRIST JESUS will receive everything promised to us. All we need do is believe, ask, reach up and pull it down. I hope that when reading about death in the Bible from JESUS standpoint and how HIS death benefited us we will become thankful that we will not be judged to die twice. Psalms 118:17, Hab. 1:12, John 11:50-51, 1 Corinthians 15:22, Philippians 1:21, Hebrews 9:27, Romans 4:25, 5:6, 8, 8:32 AMFBeM © ®TM https://amfbeministry.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/die-died/
    0 Posted by [Elder] Shawn Briscoe
  • Deprived of respiration and the circulation of blood, along with other bodily functions. For some people, they are rendered incapable of resuscitation. Death comes from the natural decay of the organs to function in the manner in which they were meant, by disease, or by violence. People are also known to cease to live by sheer will. Death is referred to as expire; decease; perish, and with respect to man to depart from this world. Most of us do not have the desire to die, however, it is appointed that we all will and hopefully we will die only the once. The Good News is that JESUS died for the ungodly HE died for our sins, this was done for each and every single human on planet earth. I’m getting ahead of myself, let us take a look at how believers who trust in JESUS view death. Unfortunately, the CHRISTians flesh are prone to suffer from diseases and in some cases they die from those things. I know countless brothers and sisters in the body of CHRIST who suffered from cancer, Lou Gehrig disease, MS, and such. Through the suffering of the body those that I was able to be with during those tough times never lost sight of the fact that though their bodies have failed them and that they had looked death straight in the eye and said okay, this is the way I will depart this life. None of them ever lost their faith and I often heard them say that they will not die and how they witnessed to anyone that they were aware of not being possessed by CHRIST JESUS. And for those that did know that they were in the body of CHRIST, they recounted HIS goodness. GOD is the beginning and GOD is the end. HE is a promise keeper and because it has been made clear to the Prophets that being in JESUS keeps us alive and from dying we need to make it clear that sin-cursed mankind to die an earthly death. But JESUS keeps us alive when we have faith and trust in HIM through the washing in HIS blood inwardly to eradicate sin from our nature. In this also we escape the judgment before going to the lake of fire in hell. So believers in CHRIST JESUS do not die twice but the possibility of only dying the once. I write possibility of dying once only because there will be some believers who will not see an earthly death but will be taken up in the air when CHRIST JESUS return as promised. So how is it that we must die? Adam the father of us all gave away his dominion which is his life and the ability to control everything here on the earth to satan through the disobedience of GOD’s command. So when GOD said that man will die and Adam did not die for centuries later in his flesh. Adam’s spirit died immediately and so is it with every human that has breath in their mortal body. We are all born into sin and our spirit is dead, the connection to the FATHER is gone and JESUS returned us to the FATHER by dying in our place and forgiving us for treason. One man brought death to the human race while another Man brought life through HIS death. I praise my GOD for HIS SON JESUS because HE established an order that we all must adhere to. JESUS died in our place and was raised again to life. Those of us who will die the earthly death who in actuality are asleep will be resurrected with incorruptible and immortal bodies no matter what was done with the remains. We can be buried or cremated in CHRIST JESUS we will return with new bodies. How thankful I am to live in CHRIST JESUS, HE has given to me, my brothers and my sisters of the faith our source of joy and the reason to live. Our death to sin has been a gain because our faith in JESUS has ushered us into eternity with HIM and the FATHER. Beloved if you are my siblings through CHRIST JESUS please do not be afraid of the earthly death. Because as written before it is appointed that we take that journey to die. But know that we have escaped the judgment but those who have not received JESUS through faith and the will to trust in HIM. You have a right to fear death because if you die without JESUS in your life and your life in JESUS you will be judged. Without JESUS in our life, we are an offense to the FATHER. The death of JESUS is not a fable, fairy-tale or a lie. And HIS resurrection is the proof we need to know that we have been justified through HIM. Our life in sin is no longer on our record as being a criminal. The FATHER and CHRIST JESUS no longer see the sin that was once in our life. Our present life in HIM will not allow us to practice sin because of our new nature in HIM. Is it possible to commit sin and still be in the body of CHRIST? Sure it is but the more we read our Word and communicate with HIM drawing nearer to HIM we will not desire to play with dead things any longer. We will no longer find the cemetery of the life we once had to be an attractive place to be in. The sin that the blood of JESUS washed us in has acquitted and absolved us from past, present and future sins. We are righteous in JESUS alone. We are justified in CHRIST JESUS because JESUS died in our place HE was our substitute no human can become clean from the indwelling of sin. Those that know they need JESUS but don’t know why will always say that they need to stop doing this or that before coming. JESUS wants us just as we are rolling around in the muck and mire just plain dirty and funky. Because HE is the only way we will get clean, deodorized and disinfected. This is how the FATHER demonstrated HIS love for us, HE gave HIS only begotten SON to die in our place while we were and are guilty of being sinners. And finally beloved, the FATHER did not give up HIS son to die just so we would have a great Bible read or story to tell. No, the FATHER did not spare HIS beloved SON from death and because of that, we through CHRIST JESUS will receive everything promised to us. All we need do is believe, ask, reach up and pull it down. I hope that when reading about death in the Bible from JESUS standpoint and how HIS death benefited us we will become thankful that we will not be judged to die twice. Psalms 118:17, Hab. 1:12, John 11:50-51, 1 Corinthians 15:22, Philippians 1:21, Hebrews 9:27, Romans 4:25, 5:6, 8, 8:32 AMFBeM © ®TM https://amfbeministry.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/die-died/
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  • 23 Jul 2016
    Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    26290 Posted by Susan Marie
  • Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    Jul 23, 2016 26290
  • 27 Aug 2016
    God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    10151 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    Aug 27, 2016 10151
  • 15 Feb 2017
    For the past eighteen months, I have been priveleged to give to the SBN Share-A-Thon, which is fundraising for air time of the Sonlife Broadcasting Network. But lately, it seems like people are trying to take that away from me. I live in a group home called Suportive Apartments, so I am responsible for buying my own food and personal items. Because I am on SSI, people have been threatening me that if I don't stop donating to SBN, that I will lose my Social Security and end up homeless. But this morning I felt a burden in my soul weighing heavily on me, a burden for souls to get saved through SBN. I truly believe God placed that burden there, and I will keep doanting to SBN until the day I die or the Trump of God sounds. I have been too blessed by this minstry to stop and feel like this is God's calling on my life. If I end up losing Social Security because of my giving to the work of God, so be it. But there is nothing more important than the work of God.
    4810 Posted by Capri Rogers
  • For the past eighteen months, I have been priveleged to give to the SBN Share-A-Thon, which is fundraising for air time of the Sonlife Broadcasting Network. But lately, it seems like people are trying to take that away from me. I live in a group home called Suportive Apartments, so I am responsible for buying my own food and personal items. Because I am on SSI, people have been threatening me that if I don't stop donating to SBN, that I will lose my Social Security and end up homeless. But this morning I felt a burden in my soul weighing heavily on me, a burden for souls to get saved through SBN. I truly believe God placed that burden there, and I will keep doanting to SBN until the day I die or the Trump of God sounds. I have been too blessed by this minstry to stop and feel like this is God's calling on my life. If I end up losing Social Security because of my giving to the work of God, so be it. But there is nothing more important than the work of God.
    Feb 15, 2017 4810
  • 12 Jan 2017
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
  •   "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
    Jan 12, 2017 4065
  • 04 Sep 2016
    DISCIPLES ACADEMY IS A ONLINE BIBLICAL RESOURCE FROM "Real Truth Matters Ministries". IF YOUR WILLING TO LEARN YOURSELF AND WANT TO TEACH SOMEONE ELSE ABOUT THE GREAT COMMISSION TO DISCIPLE EVEN IF YOU DON'T FEEL EQUIPPED THIS WILL HELP SO YOU CAN FEEL EQUIPPED AND DISCIPLE. THEN YOU WON'T BE SCARED BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ITS NOT JUST EVANGELISM AND BIBLE STUDY THAT MAKES UP THE GREAT COMMISSION ITS MORE. THIS WILL ALSO BE A GREAT TOOL TO REFER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE GOSPEL. THERE ARE THREE LEVELS OF TRAINING AND YOU CAN GO OUT AND FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION. WE ARE ALL CALLED TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION NO ONE IS EXCUSED. Please look at the site you will see how good it is and " SHARE " with others. Would you please " LIKE MY PAGE " for posts in the future. There is a video posted below for intro. INDUCTION: A New Beginning http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php#.U3DhivldWSo BASIC TRAINING: First Steps http://www.disciplesacademy.com/basic_training.php… ADVANCED TRAINING: Moving To Maturity http://www.disciplesacademy.com/advanced_training.php… THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php
    2388 Posted by Kim Jackson
  • DISCIPLES ACADEMY IS A ONLINE BIBLICAL RESOURCE FROM "Real Truth Matters Ministries". IF YOUR WILLING TO LEARN YOURSELF AND WANT TO TEACH SOMEONE ELSE ABOUT THE GREAT COMMISSION TO DISCIPLE EVEN IF YOU DON'T FEEL EQUIPPED THIS WILL HELP SO YOU CAN FEEL EQUIPPED AND DISCIPLE. THEN YOU WON'T BE SCARED BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ITS NOT JUST EVANGELISM AND BIBLE STUDY THAT MAKES UP THE GREAT COMMISSION ITS MORE. THIS WILL ALSO BE A GREAT TOOL TO REFER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE GOSPEL. THERE ARE THREE LEVELS OF TRAINING AND YOU CAN GO OUT AND FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION. WE ARE ALL CALLED TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION NO ONE IS EXCUSED. Please look at the site you will see how good it is and " SHARE " with others. Would you please " LIKE MY PAGE " for posts in the future. There is a video posted below for intro. INDUCTION: A New Beginning http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php#.U3DhivldWSo BASIC TRAINING: First Steps http://www.disciplesacademy.com/basic_training.php… ADVANCED TRAINING: Moving To Maturity http://www.disciplesacademy.com/advanced_training.php… THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php
    Sep 04, 2016 2388
  • 20 Jan 2017
      Peer Pressure June 19, 2015by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 Peter 2:20–24 (kjv) 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.   Peer PressureOnce a spider built a beautiful web in an old house. He kept it clean and shiny so that flies would patronize it. The minute he got a "customer" he would clean up after him so the other flies would not get suspicious. Then one day this fairly intelligent fly came buzzing by the clean spiderweb. Old man spider called out, "Come in and sit." But the fairly intelligent fly said, "No sir, I don't see other flies in your house, and I am not going in alone!" Presently the fly saw on the floor below him a large crowd of flies dancing around on a piece of brown paper. He was delighted! He was not afraid if lots of flies were doing it. So he came in for a landing. Just before he landed, a bee zoomed by, saying, "Don't land there, stupid. That's flypaper!" But the fairly intelligent fly shouted back, "Don't be silly. Those flies are dancing. There's a big crowd there. Everybody's doing it. That many flies can't be wrong!" Well, you know what happened. He died on the spot. Some of us want to be in the crowd so badly we end up in a mess because we didn't listen or search out a situation. What does it profit a fly (or a person) if he escapes the web only to end up in the glue? Don’t yearn to be in the crowd so badly that you ignore a bad situation. — Charles R. Swindoll
  •   Peer Pressure June 19, 2015by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 Peter 2:20–24 (kjv) 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.   Peer PressureOnce a spider built a beautiful web in an old house. He kept it clean and shiny so that flies would patronize it. The minute he got a "customer" he would clean up after him so the other flies would not get suspicious. Then one day this fairly intelligent fly came buzzing by the clean spiderweb. Old man spider called out, "Come in and sit." But the fairly intelligent fly said, "No sir, I don't see other flies in your house, and I am not going in alone!" Presently the fly saw on the floor below him a large crowd of flies dancing around on a piece of brown paper. He was delighted! He was not afraid if lots of flies were doing it. So he came in for a landing. Just before he landed, a bee zoomed by, saying, "Don't land there, stupid. That's flypaper!" But the fairly intelligent fly shouted back, "Don't be silly. Those flies are dancing. There's a big crowd there. Everybody's doing it. That many flies can't be wrong!" Well, you know what happened. He died on the spot. Some of us want to be in the crowd so badly we end up in a mess because we didn't listen or search out a situation. What does it profit a fly (or a person) if he escapes the web only to end up in the glue? Don’t yearn to be in the crowd so badly that you ignore a bad situation. — Charles R. Swindoll
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