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  • 25 Sep 2017
    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 25, 2017 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ES A Time to ThinkHope is a stubborn determination to not allow the hardships of life to downsize the bigness of God. —Kevin Gerland, author A Time to ActOpen the windows of your soul and let a strong, fresh current of hope come surging through! A Time to PrayHeavenly Father, fill my spirit with hope. Replace any negativity I have with energy, confidence and enthusiasm for what You are doing in my life.
    2 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 25, 2017 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ES A Time to ThinkHope is a stubborn determination to not allow the hardships of life to downsize the bigness of God. —Kevin Gerland, author A Time to ActOpen the windows of your soul and let a strong, fresh current of hope come surging through! A Time to PrayHeavenly Father, fill my spirit with hope. Replace any negativity I have with energy, confidence and enthusiasm for what You are doing in my life.
    Sep 25, 2017 2
  • 25 Sep 2017
    The Slightest Bit Monday, September 25, 2017 Did you ever think you’d like to live in the Bible times? In synagogues today, in the center of the bema/podium is an ark/ornamental cabinet which contains the Torah scroll/first five books of Moses. That’s how it was in Bible times. People didn’t have their own Bible, it was a scroll at synagogue. Today, it’s completely different. You can get all the Scriptures, study Bibles, commentaries, and a concordance at your local bookstore or on your phone that you carry in your pocket. In Bible times, they couldn’t afford such treasures and no synagogue could house them. The slightest bit of scripture was precious. You live in a generation which has the Word of God so accessible. Are you going to let a day go by without reading it, without receiving it, meditating on it, letting it soak in, and applying it to your life? You’re sitting on a gold mine. If you want to be bless ed, treasure the Treasure. Open it today and receive the riches God wants to give you, because you have something that almost no one in Bible times had— The Bible. rnFrom Message #368 - Standing in the WavesrnFrom Message #368 - Standing in the Waves Scripture: Ps. 1:1-2 TODAY'S MISSION - Open up your treasure today. Receive the word with expectation of receiving the riches of God. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    0 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • The Slightest Bit Monday, September 25, 2017 Did you ever think you’d like to live in the Bible times? In synagogues today, in the center of the bema/podium is an ark/ornamental cabinet which contains the Torah scroll/first five books of Moses. That’s how it was in Bible times. People didn’t have their own Bible, it was a scroll at synagogue. Today, it’s completely different. You can get all the Scriptures, study Bibles, commentaries, and a concordance at your local bookstore or on your phone that you carry in your pocket. In Bible times, they couldn’t afford such treasures and no synagogue could house them. The slightest bit of scripture was precious. You live in a generation which has the Word of God so accessible. Are you going to let a day go by without reading it, without receiving it, meditating on it, letting it soak in, and applying it to your life? You’re sitting on a gold mine. If you want to be bless ed, treasure the Treasure. Open it today and receive the riches God wants to give you, because you have something that almost no one in Bible times had— The Bible. rnFrom Message #368 - Standing in the WavesrnFrom Message #368 - Standing in the Waves Scripture: Ps. 1:1-2 TODAY'S MISSION - Open up your treasure today. Receive the word with expectation of receiving the riches of God. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    Sep 25, 2017 0
  • 25 Sep 2017
      Preservation is a byproduct of obedience. You can learn this fast as through one lesson or through repetition until you get it. Betterment is His promise to us, as He sorts & surveys our comprehension of this. When we are so fully in faith of belief that we surrender peacefully to God’s provisions and plans over us. Far better is that which He arranges than that which we might pick, thinking we know better. Not to say that He doesn’t inspire and invite us to dream big, or specific, for surely, He does. It is just a small adjustment but a pivotal one, where we recognize what we desire is also pleasing to God. It’s when we have those noble and notable notions, those are the ones worth actualizing. At a certain time in recent history, it was popular to find with, when you would buy a pricey garment or gadget, it would come with a proof of quality inspection. There would typically be an insert, a slip, a note, or sticker which read inspected by a signature a number or both. This offered perceived value, if not peace of mind. After all, that little confirmation carried a weight of expectation. Surely, if it passed inspection it is of good quality for me?! A likely supposition. We put an ounce of confidence in it, before even establishing whether it is a sound fact. Does not faith require of us, just such trust?! When we send everything through God’s sort and sift, surveyor belt, we have nothing but the best of results. Filtered, fantastic and infinite!Look to God in all matters. With Him as a business advisor, encourager, life coach, magistrate, provision source, public relations liaison and the list goes on. The spirit is always communicating. Let God speak over your life. When you have your confession triangulated off of His word, that is an angle of untold benefits. God also offers His little signs and signals, that His mighty hand was responsible. I personally love those ahahhh moments. In fact, that is the case with every outcome that occurs to His children. Sometimes, we are able to see the progression or the full circle, other times it is merely putting it up for the future. Our Father offers more than preservation, He also delights in helping us thrive. Heavenly Father, I pray and plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over everyone and theirs, especially our precious sisters and brothers in Christ, as well as all connected to us and through us. Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. These constants and truths are a tremendous source of confidence with formidable reinforcements. ‘With thee for me’, ‘all things are possible’. Remind us Oh Lord to speak over our circumstances. Lord, as we wish them to be handled through You, that means solid and sound on both fronts, the seen and the unseen.   SusanMarie * ´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.• ´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® RSS FEED : http://feeds.feedburner.com/MondayMorningMessagePlaces the most current message readily available in your browser bar- Just click to subscribe now Monday Morning Message Gift Shop http://www.MondayMorningMessages.com/Shop   READ THESE SCRIPTURES AND ALLOW THE SPIRIT TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE JUST DISCUSSED   Romans 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?   Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.
    5 Posted by Susan Marie
  •   Preservation is a byproduct of obedience. You can learn this fast as through one lesson or through repetition until you get it. Betterment is His promise to us, as He sorts & surveys our comprehension of this. When we are so fully in faith of belief that we surrender peacefully to God’s provisions and plans over us. Far better is that which He arranges than that which we might pick, thinking we know better. Not to say that He doesn’t inspire and invite us to dream big, or specific, for surely, He does. It is just a small adjustment but a pivotal one, where we recognize what we desire is also pleasing to God. It’s when we have those noble and notable notions, those are the ones worth actualizing. At a certain time in recent history, it was popular to find with, when you would buy a pricey garment or gadget, it would come with a proof of quality inspection. There would typically be an insert, a slip, a note, or sticker which read inspected by a signature a number or both. This offered perceived value, if not peace of mind. After all, that little confirmation carried a weight of expectation. Surely, if it passed inspection it is of good quality for me?! A likely supposition. We put an ounce of confidence in it, before even establishing whether it is a sound fact. Does not faith require of us, just such trust?! When we send everything through God’s sort and sift, surveyor belt, we have nothing but the best of results. Filtered, fantastic and infinite!Look to God in all matters. With Him as a business advisor, encourager, life coach, magistrate, provision source, public relations liaison and the list goes on. The spirit is always communicating. Let God speak over your life. When you have your confession triangulated off of His word, that is an angle of untold benefits. God also offers His little signs and signals, that His mighty hand was responsible. I personally love those ahahhh moments. In fact, that is the case with every outcome that occurs to His children. Sometimes, we are able to see the progression or the full circle, other times it is merely putting it up for the future. Our Father offers more than preservation, He also delights in helping us thrive. Heavenly Father, I pray and plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over everyone and theirs, especially our precious sisters and brothers in Christ, as well as all connected to us and through us. Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. These constants and truths are a tremendous source of confidence with formidable reinforcements. ‘With thee for me’, ‘all things are possible’. Remind us Oh Lord to speak over our circumstances. Lord, as we wish them to be handled through You, that means solid and sound on both fronts, the seen and the unseen.   SusanMarie * ´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.• ´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® RSS FEED : http://feeds.feedburner.com/MondayMorningMessagePlaces the most current message readily available in your browser bar- Just click to subscribe now Monday Morning Message Gift Shop http://www.MondayMorningMessages.com/Shop   READ THESE SCRIPTURES AND ALLOW THE SPIRIT TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE JUST DISCUSSED   Romans 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?   Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.
    Sep 25, 2017 5
  • 25 Sep 2017
    Don't Hurt God Fortunately for us, God is not motivated or moved or controlled by His feelings. But that does not mean God has no feelings.We are made in His image, in His likeness. Just as we have feelings, and can be hurt, God also has feelings, as the following verses show.GENESIS 6:6 NIV 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.EPHESIANS 4:30 KJV 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.It is inevitable in human relationships that there will be misunderstandings and hurts. When we are hurt, the natural response is to strike back, to retaliate so they will know we are hurt, and they will also hurt.(Doing that, we hurt not only the other person -- but God Himself. Just as a human parent is upset when they see their child acting badly, God is hurt when we act badly.)But the way of God is different. God's command to us is to walk in divine love.JOHN 13:34 NKJ 34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.When you have been hurt, and are starting to retaliate, to strike back, remember that when you walk out of love, it is God that you hurt and disappoint.(Often people don't even know they are hurting us. Most people are not doing it intentionally.)We can choose how we respond. As a child of God, we have God's divine love deposited in our inner being. We can allow that divine love inside us to respond.ROMANS 5:5 NKJ 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.After all the love God has shown you, does He really deserve to be hurt?SAY THIS: Just because someone hurts me, is not a good reason for me to hurt God.
    3 Posted by Donald Safford
  • Don't Hurt God Fortunately for us, God is not motivated or moved or controlled by His feelings. But that does not mean God has no feelings.We are made in His image, in His likeness. Just as we have feelings, and can be hurt, God also has feelings, as the following verses show.GENESIS 6:6 NIV 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.EPHESIANS 4:30 KJV 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.It is inevitable in human relationships that there will be misunderstandings and hurts. When we are hurt, the natural response is to strike back, to retaliate so they will know we are hurt, and they will also hurt.(Doing that, we hurt not only the other person -- but God Himself. Just as a human parent is upset when they see their child acting badly, God is hurt when we act badly.)But the way of God is different. God's command to us is to walk in divine love.JOHN 13:34 NKJ 34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.When you have been hurt, and are starting to retaliate, to strike back, remember that when you walk out of love, it is God that you hurt and disappoint.(Often people don't even know they are hurting us. Most people are not doing it intentionally.)We can choose how we respond. As a child of God, we have God's divine love deposited in our inner being. We can allow that divine love inside us to respond.ROMANS 5:5 NKJ 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.After all the love God has shown you, does He really deserve to be hurt?SAY THIS: Just because someone hurts me, is not a good reason for me to hurt God.
    Sep 25, 2017 3
  • 25 Sep 2017
    << In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley Satan's Strategy - In Touch - September 25, 2017 2017Sep 25   September 25  Satan's Strategy Luke 22:31-62 All of us make tracks through the valley of failure. The question is, How are you going to respond? Plenty of people give up and exchange a vibrant kingdom-serving life for a defeated existence. But failure need not be an end. It's a chance for a new beginning living in Christ's strength. Peter had a life-altering failure. Jesus warned that Satan had asked permission to "sift" the disciple like wheat (Luke 22:31)—vigorous shaking is required to separate wheat kernels from debris. The Enemy wanted to shake Peter's faith hard in hopes that he'd fall away from Jesus like chaff. Peter fervently believed the promise he'd made to Jesus: "Even though all may fall away, yet I will not" (Mark 14:29). But Satan knows a few things about the power of fear. What's more, he realized that the disciple would be wounded by his own disloyalty. A man with tattered pride can't help but question his usefulness. When Satan sifts believers, his goal is to damage our faith so much that we're useless to God. He wants us shelved far from the action of the Lord's kingdom. Therefore, he goes for our strengths—the areas where we believe ourselves to be invincible, or at least very well protected. And when the Devil succeeds, we are disappointed and demoralized. But we don't have to stay that way. If we are willing, God can use failure to do spiritual housecleaning. Peter laid down his pride and instead put on the Holy Spirit's courage. Thereafter, he risked humiliation, persecution, and death to proclaim the gospel. Failure was the catalyst that brought forth greater faith and true servanthood. Extra column On the Enemy "The Devil often transforms himself into an angel to tempt men, some for their instruction, some for their ruin." —Augustine of Hippo "The deceit, the lie of the Devil consists of this, that he wishes to make man believe that he can live without God's Word." —Dietrich Bonhoeffer "The existence of the Devil is so clearly taught in the Bible that to doubt it is to doubt the Bible itself." —Archibald G. Brown "The Devil can counterfeit all the saving operations and graces of the Spirit of God." —Jonathan Edwards "The Enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you." —C. S. Lewis "For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel." —Martin Luther "That there is a Devil is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil." —Cotton Mather "The more God uses us, the more Satan will attempt to harass us." —Dr. Charles F. Stanley "The Devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still." —A. W. Tozer "The Devil does not tempt unbelievers and sinners who are already his own." —Thomas à Kempis For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.
    3 Posted by Donald Safford
  • << In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley Satan's Strategy - In Touch - September 25, 2017 2017Sep 25   September 25  Satan's Strategy Luke 22:31-62 All of us make tracks through the valley of failure. The question is, How are you going to respond? Plenty of people give up and exchange a vibrant kingdom-serving life for a defeated existence. But failure need not be an end. It's a chance for a new beginning living in Christ's strength. Peter had a life-altering failure. Jesus warned that Satan had asked permission to "sift" the disciple like wheat (Luke 22:31)—vigorous shaking is required to separate wheat kernels from debris. The Enemy wanted to shake Peter's faith hard in hopes that he'd fall away from Jesus like chaff. Peter fervently believed the promise he'd made to Jesus: "Even though all may fall away, yet I will not" (Mark 14:29). But Satan knows a few things about the power of fear. What's more, he realized that the disciple would be wounded by his own disloyalty. A man with tattered pride can't help but question his usefulness. When Satan sifts believers, his goal is to damage our faith so much that we're useless to God. He wants us shelved far from the action of the Lord's kingdom. Therefore, he goes for our strengths—the areas where we believe ourselves to be invincible, or at least very well protected. And when the Devil succeeds, we are disappointed and demoralized. But we don't have to stay that way. If we are willing, God can use failure to do spiritual housecleaning. Peter laid down his pride and instead put on the Holy Spirit's courage. Thereafter, he risked humiliation, persecution, and death to proclaim the gospel. Failure was the catalyst that brought forth greater faith and true servanthood. Extra column On the Enemy "The Devil often transforms himself into an angel to tempt men, some for their instruction, some for their ruin." —Augustine of Hippo "The deceit, the lie of the Devil consists of this, that he wishes to make man believe that he can live without God's Word." —Dietrich Bonhoeffer "The existence of the Devil is so clearly taught in the Bible that to doubt it is to doubt the Bible itself." —Archibald G. Brown "The Devil can counterfeit all the saving operations and graces of the Spirit of God." —Jonathan Edwards "The Enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you." —C. S. Lewis "For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel." —Martin Luther "That there is a Devil is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil." —Cotton Mather "The more God uses us, the more Satan will attempt to harass us." —Dr. Charles F. Stanley "The Devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still." —A. W. Tozer "The Devil does not tempt unbelievers and sinners who are already his own." —Thomas à Kempis For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.
    Sep 25, 2017 3
  • 25 Sep 2017
    Murmuring or Grateful? “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” - Philippians 2:14-15 Do you know the problem with many of us when we obey God? We murmur about it while we are doing it! And God is taking notes, because halfhearted obedience isn’t obedience at all. Remember, God is looking at the heart, not the deed (see 1 Samuel 16:7). Do you know why we murmur? Because we’ve taken our eyes off Calvary. Jesus didn’t murmur on the way to the cross. Oh no. Do you thank God for the pains in life? Or only the gains? Ephesians 5:20 says, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    3 Posted by Donald Safford
  • Murmuring or Grateful? “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” - Philippians 2:14-15 Do you know the problem with many of us when we obey God? We murmur about it while we are doing it! And God is taking notes, because halfhearted obedience isn’t obedience at all. Remember, God is looking at the heart, not the deed (see 1 Samuel 16:7). Do you know why we murmur? Because we’ve taken our eyes off Calvary. Jesus didn’t murmur on the way to the cross. Oh no. Do you thank God for the pains in life? Or only the gains? Ephesians 5:20 says, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    Sep 25, 2017 3
  • 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
    21972 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 21972
  • 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
    7779 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 7779
  • 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 2546
  • 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
    1859 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 1859
  • 08 Mar 2017
    God Gives His Children (Believers) Two Rules for a Happy Marriage:   22 Wives should submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord; 23 because the husband is head of the wife, just as the Messiah, as head of the Messianic Community, is himself the one who keeps the body safe. 24 Just as the Messianic Community submits to the Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.           Ephesians 5:22-24 CJB God knows men. Men need to feel responsible and supreme! Wives do not challenge your husband’s decision making. They will become bossy and unresponsive, cold and aloof. Don’t challenge his daily decisions. For example: “honey don’t wear that shirt, or don’t wear those pants, shoes, etc..”   25 As for husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the Messianic Community, indeed, gave himself up on its behalf, 26 in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion in the mikveh, so to speak, 27 in order to present the Messianic Community to himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect. 28 This is how husbands ought to love their wives — like their own bodies; for the man who loves his wife is loving himself. 29 Why, no one ever hated his own flesh! On the contrary, he feeds it well and takes care of it, just as the Messiah does the Messianic Community, 30 because we are parts of his Body. 31 “Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and remain with his wife, and the two will become one.”
    1484 Posted by Judi Woods
  • God Gives His Children (Believers) Two Rules for a Happy Marriage:   22 Wives should submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord; 23 because the husband is head of the wife, just as the Messiah, as head of the Messianic Community, is himself the one who keeps the body safe. 24 Just as the Messianic Community submits to the Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.           Ephesians 5:22-24 CJB God knows men. Men need to feel responsible and supreme! Wives do not challenge your husband’s decision making. They will become bossy and unresponsive, cold and aloof. Don’t challenge his daily decisions. For example: “honey don’t wear that shirt, or don’t wear those pants, shoes, etc..”   25 As for husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the Messianic Community, indeed, gave himself up on its behalf, 26 in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion in the mikveh, so to speak, 27 in order to present the Messianic Community to himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect. 28 This is how husbands ought to love their wives — like their own bodies; for the man who loves his wife is loving himself. 29 Why, no one ever hated his own flesh! On the contrary, he feeds it well and takes care of it, just as the Messiah does the Messianic Community, 30 because we are parts of his Body. 31 “Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and remain with his wife, and the two will become one.”
    Mar 08, 2017 1484
  • 03 Aug 2016
    Daily Scripture & Reflection August 3, 2016   That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9   A Time to Think Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts. –Howard Chandler Christy, artist   A Time to Act Remember your faith is the best answer to anxiety . A Time to Pray Lord when I am full of fear and worry help me to take my eyes off of myself and to focus on You.
    1263 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Daily Scripture & Reflection August 3, 2016   That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9   A Time to Think Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts. –Howard Chandler Christy, artist   A Time to Act Remember your faith is the best answer to anxiety . A Time to Pray Lord when I am full of fear and worry help me to take my eyes off of myself and to focus on You.
    Aug 03, 2016 1263