1611 English translation of the Christian Bible
Day 229 Today's Reading: 2 Peter 2 You made your bed, now lie in it. Have you heard this phrase? It means you made that decision, now you have to deal with its consequences.” That is true if it weren't for the grace of God. Today's chapter brings back Old Testament stories to the reader. Peter speaks about Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, Balaam, and the character he introduces with an adjective I would never assign to him, righteous Lot. Not Lot, but righteous Lot: If He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation. (2 Peter 2:7-9) When I read the story of Lot, I don't see him as righteous. Thank God I'm not God. I judge people too fast. It's easy to assign adjectives to people who God never sees and believes about them. The part of this verse that puzzles me about God, though, is that Lot is called righteous, and God rescues him. But Peter explains and tells us why it's important to us. He says that God rescued the righteous Lot from Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot was being oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men. You might think, This is a godly brother who got stuck in a really bad neighborhood that God had to burn down with fire from heaven. Not even close to the truth. Lot chose to live in Sodom. Sodom was his first choice when Abraham, his uncle, said he could have any part of the land he wanted. Lot not only chose Sodom, but Genesis says, “He sat in the gate at Sodom” (Genesis 19:1, KJV). That means he was part of the government of the city. And despite all this, God showed off His graciousness by rescuing him from his really bad choice. God didn't rescue a man who had something unfortunate happen to him. God rescued a man who made a really stupid decision. How many of us have made a bad decision before? How many of us are so thankful for the grace of God? Nineteenth-century Bible teacher J. Wilbur Chapman said: “Anything that dims my vision of Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps me in my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me, and I must, as a Christian, turn away from it.” Lot didn't think that way. And if we are honest, you and I have made decisions that violated Chapman's grid. So many times, God rescues us before we are swallowed by our poor choices and decisions. There are also times that God just vetoes bad decisions—in this case, bad prayers. One of the biggest atheists over the centuries was Robert Ingersoll. At a lecture, he opened his pocket watch for all the students to see and said, “I will give God five minutes to strike me dead for the things I said.” When the five minutes were over, he shut the watch and said, “God did not retaliate because God does not exist.” When evangelist Joseph Parker heard about the incident, he responded, “And did the gentleman think he could exhaust the patience of eternal God in five minutes?” God is bigger than our threats. Because God is love, God is patient. And because God is love and patient with us, He calls Lot righteous. Righteousness has nothing to do with our perfection but with God's view of us. I can be the righteousness of God in Christ and an idiot at the same time. I think many would think Lot should have perished in the fire of Sodom, but not God. Peter reminds us that God knows how to rescue the godly. Even if rescue means dragging a man out of danger when he is dragging his feet with no urgency. That was Lot's story during God's rescue plan. No gratitude from Lot, just an amazing, gracious God rescuing him. After a wedding, the newlyweds contacted one of the guests to inform her that her present wasn't generous enough. The unnamed guest posted to a forum asking for advice after she was told her cash gift wasn't enough. She revealed how the couple, who had asked for cash gifts, had emailed to say, “We were surprised that your contribution didn't seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day. In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment, it would be thankfully received.” The wedding guest assumed that the reference to her position was in regard to a recent inheritance she'd received. One thing you will never be able to say to God is, “I am surprised by your contribution, God. I suggest an adjustment.” When it comes to what we don't deserve, God gives crazy generous mercy and grace every day to us—even when we do stupid things. We need no adjustment from Him. Just a grateful heart because He rescues people when they make really bad decisions. Righteous Lot is amazing proof.
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* Guest: Dr. Scott Bradley, * To Preserve the Nation: In the Tradition of the Founding Fathers - FreedomsRisingSun.com * America: A History In Review. * George washingtons Unheeded warning: religion-and-morality-are-indispensable-supports! * George Washington: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. "In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness." * What The Founders Meant By Self-Governance. * Self-Governing Individuals Are Necessary for a Self-Governing Society! * Exodus 20:15 KJV "Thou shalt not steal." * Why checks and balances are so important * How are checks and balances vital to maintaining a Constitutional, Representive Republic?
1 Thes. 5:18Summary: Gratitude is a powerful gift from God that helps to transform our lives into the likeness of Christ.Gratitude is a gift from God. Gratitude is more than a good character trait; it is a powerful force that can transform your life.1. Living a life of gratitude is a step into the will of God.1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV 1900). In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.2. Gratitude is part of a renewed life.Ephesians 5:1 (ESV)Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.Ephesians 5:4 (ESV)Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.3. Gratitude reminds me that God is in control.Philippians 4:6–7 (ESV)do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.4. Gratitude keeps me focused on God's goodness.Psalm 100:4–5 (ESV)Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! 5For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.30 Day Gratitude Challenge1- Thank someone every day. Send a card, text, email or talk in person.2- Start a daily thankfulness list that you review and pray through.3- Memorize several Bible verses about thankfulness.
Sunday Service Online Many Christians feel like they are cursed to fail because they have made so many mistakes in their past. They wonder, “How can God bless me based on my previous mess-ups?” Because they feel cursed to fail, they don't attempt to succeed in life. This mindset is a trick from Satan. You are not cursed to fail! Jesus died to remove the curse, and to give you the blessing. Yes, you will experience consequences for mistakes you have made and will make. However, because of the sacrifice of Jesus, you are blessed to succeed despite your mistakes. Scriptures Proverbs 10:22 KJV, Deuteronomy 28:1-6 NLT, Deuteronomy 28:15-19 NLT, James 2:10-11 KJV, Malachi 3:8-10 KJV, Galatians 3:10-14 NLT, Genesis 12:2-3 NLT, Genesis 12:11-13 NLT, Genesis 12:14-16 NLT, Genesis 12:17-20 NLT, Genesis 20:1-7 NLT, Genesis 12:1,5 KJV, Genesis 13:5-7 NLT, Genesis 13:14-15 NLT, Genesis 21:8-21 NLT, Hebrews 11:8-12 NLT Amos Johnson God has given Pastor Amos a calling to help believers succeed at their calling. He believes a fulfilled life comes from clearly knowing what God has called you to do and doing it. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received undergraduate degree in General Science and a PhD in Electrical Engineering. His ministry training is from Faith Christian Center's Faith School of Ministry. He is the founder and pastor of Church for Entrepreneurs and CFE Atlanta. Church for Entrepreneurs | https://churchforentrepreneurs.com Started in 2014 with a mission is to equip believers from around the world to succeed at their God-given entrepreneurial calling by teaching them the Word of God from an entrepreneurial perspective, providing them with godly counsel along their journey, and connecting them with like-minded believers. CFE Atlanta | https://cfeatlanta.com Started in 2022 with a mission is to help people of all ages in Atlanta, GA to know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference. We are a church for everyone in Atlanta, whether they attend our church or not. Partnership | http://partnerwithcfe.com
Christ's Death Ushers In GraceBy Tammy Lacock“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” (John 12:24 KJV)In this week's podcast, Warren Litzman discerns what it means to step into the fullness of God's grace. In John 12:24, Jesus is telling us here that death is a prerequisite for bearing fruit. If He doesn't die, then God's work isn't finished, and there will be no fruit. He must give up His earthly ministry, His preaching of God's law, and His old self to step into the fullness of God's grace. That is God's ultimate plan for Him. God's grace is the fruit Jesus talks about here. Christ steps into this fullness when He proclaims in His last breath on the cross “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. It is finished.” The same is true for us as believers. Our old selves, our old belief systems of who we think we are and what we must do to be saved, must die with Christ (Galatians 2:20) if we are ever to bear His fruit and step into the fullness of God's grace. That is His ultimate plan for us.Just as Jesus abolished the law at the cross, we too must die to any and every law that keeps us from fully living our new life in Christ, our new life in grace. This is the only way we can truly live in the fullness of God's grace. This is the only way we can truly live who God created us to be. Only then will we bear fruit, Christ's fruit. God no longer looks at our works, as He did by the law in the Old Testament. He NOW sees Christ as our new life in us. This is grace, ushered in by Christ's death on the cross. His death brings forth much fruit, that is, His resurrected life NOW in each and and every one of us who believes. We have eternal life in us NOW. The Apostle Paul, the Apostle of Grace, is the only one in the Bible raised up by Christ Himself to reveal to us that God's grace is NOW. He tells us how to live now that we are living in grace. He tells us that the law has been stripped of its power by Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Moses ushered in God's law, and Christ ushered in God's grace, dissolving the law. His death opened the door for God to be a Father to each and every one of us. As believers, we are NOW His bona fide children, one body in Christ. Paul says taking our first step into grace means death to our old lives and, more specifically, our old minds if we are ever to bear fruit and live in the fullness of God's grace. He says, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5 KJV). May we, once and for all, give our minds over to Christ now and step fully into God's grace!“For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17 KJV)
Daily Word / A lot of us have been unsuccessful in receiving the things we desire because we are praying too much. Prayer is required to receive your desires, but it's not sufficient. Scriptures / Matthew 6:7-8 KJV, Matthew 21:22 KJV, James 5:14-15 KJV, James 1:5-7 KJV, Philippians 4:6 KJV, Hebrews 11:1 KJV, Hebrews 11:6 KJV, Mark 9:17, 22-23 KJV, Matthew 8:5-10, 13 KJV Links / Partnership, CFE Atlanta, Church for Entrepreneurs
God bless! Thank you for listening to our Wednesday Night Hour Power of Prayer. We believe in the power of Prayer when the Holy Ghost is always in the led. All in the name of our Lord Jesus according to the book of Isaiah53:5KJV “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/isa.53.5.KJV --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lester-hayes/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lester-hayes/support
Summary / God has given you a great calling but it's taking way too long to manifest: bills are due, people aren't calling you back, family members are looking at you funny. You are getting frustrated and you just want this vision to hurry up and happen. Sound familiar? If so, the Word of God from me to you is to “stop trippin” on how long your success is taking. Scriptures / Hebrews 6:12-15 KJV, Genesis 12:1-4 NLT, Acts 7:2-4 NLT, Genesis 11:31-32 NLT, Genesis 21:5 NLT, Luke 3:21-23 NLT, Luke 2:42-52 NLT, Galatians 1:11-12, 18, 21 NLT, Acts 13:1-3 NLT Links / Partnership, CFE Atlanta, Church for Entrepreneurs
Summary / Because your pastor is not in business, you may feel like that they don't have the experience or knowledge to counsel you in your own business endeavors. However, this line of thinking will stop you from receiving game-changing business success or could cause you to crash and burn in business. Scriptures / Luke 5:4-6 KJV, Ephesians 4:11-12 NLT, Hebrews 13:17 NLT, 2 Chronicles 25:5-12 NLT, Judges 18:3-6, 19-20 NLT, Proverbs 24:6 KJV, Proverbs 15:22 KJV Links / Partnership, CFE Atlanta, Church for Entrepreneurs
Listen to Archbishop Kwasi Ampofo of the United Denominations Originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC) as he teaches on Faith Secrets at Love Economy Church, Thesaurus.Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)...
Summary / Are you broke? Meaning you don't have enough money for the things you need and desire. If so, DO NOT believe it because being broke is a futuristic mindset that projects today's resources onto tomorrow's needs. This mindset can destroy your faith for prosperity. In today's Daily Word learn how to overcome the broke mindset. Scriptures / Proverbs 23:7 KJV, Ecclesiastes 10:19 KJV, 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV, Matthew 6:24-34 NLT, Hebrews 11:1 KJV, Exodus 16:4-5 NLT Partner / http://thedailywordpodcast.com/partner
Summary / Have you ever wondered about the process God uses to bring all of the things you're believing for into this natural world? If so, check out today's message and learn how God does it. Scriptures / Mark 11:23 KJV, John 14:13-14 KJV, Psalm 103:20 KJV, John 12:49 KJV, John 15:7 KJV, John 1:1, Hebrews 1:13-14 KJV, Daniel 10:12 KJV, James 4:3 KJV Podcast Partner / http://thedailywordpodcast.com/partner
Psalm 22:1–31 (KJV 1900)1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not;And in the night season, and am not silent.3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.4 Our fathers trusted in thee:They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered:They trusted in thee, and were not confounded.6 But I am a worm, and no man;A reproach of men, and despised of the people.7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn:They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,8 He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him:Let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb:Thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.10 I was cast upon thee from the womb:Thou art my God from my mother's belly.11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near;For there is none to help.12 Many bulls have compassed me:Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.13 They gaped upon me with their mouths,As a ravening and a roaring lion.14 I am poured out like water,And all my bones are out of joint:My heart is like wax;It is melted in the midst of my bowels.15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd;And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.16 For dogs have compassed me:The assembly of the wicked have inclosed me:They pierced my hands and my feet.17 I may tell all my bones:They look and stare upon me.18 They part my garments among them,And cast lots upon my vesture.19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord:O my strength, haste thee to help me.20 Deliver my soul from the sword;My darling from the power of the dog.21 Save me from the lion's mouth:For thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren:In the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him;All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him;And fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;Neither hath he hid his face from him;But when he cried unto him, he heard.25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation:I will pay my vows before them that fear him.26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied:They shall praise the Lord that seek him:Your heart shall live for ever.27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord:And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.28 For the kingdom is the Lord's:And he is the governor among the nations.29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship:All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him:And none can keep alive his own soul.30 A seed shall serve him;It shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousnessUnto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
Acts 11:19–30 (KJV 1900)19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. 20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. 22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. 25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. 28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. 29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: 30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
1 Corinthians 1 (KJV 1900)1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; 6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Beginning a new radio series on statements of God’s sovereignty in salvation, we consider a passage from John chapter 6 which very clearly and undeniably teaches the doctrines of grace. Radio broadcast for November 6, 2022. All That The Father Gave
Join us for church service with Lake Alfred Church of God by Faith where Pastor Elder Richard Blocker and wife Minister Annie Blocker are both proven leaders who both participate in the community and are members of ministerial alliances that span across all facets within the community. Hebrews 11:1-6 (KJV)1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Romans 10: 9-11 (KJV) 9 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. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Lake Alfred Church of God by Faith is located at: 570 E. Midway Ave. Lake Alfred, Florida 33850 Website: http://lacogbf.com/Phone: (863) 956-4798To Give: Go to LACOGBF.com and hit donate. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast recording do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of Purpose Prep. The content and opinions contained in this podcast recording are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, organization, company or individual.Support the show
IM FINE … CLEARLY YOU ARE NOT! Luke 17:1 (NIV) Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. (BSB) Jesus said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks will come, but woe to the one through whom they come! (KJV) Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy..." Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city 1) YOU ARE NOT FINE! Romans 3:23-24 (NIV) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. James 4:10 (NLT) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. ROMANS 3 justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. CONCLUSION: WALK IN HIS GRACE 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2) YOUR BODY KEEPS THE SCORE THE BODY KEEPS SCORE BOOK. https://amzn.to/3WrkWBC 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NLT) Even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. 8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. CONCLUSION: WALK IN HIS GRACE 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 3) DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS IS THE ENEMY'S TACTIC Hebrews 12:15 (NIV): See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. CONCLUSION: WALK IN HIS GRACE 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. APPLICATION WHAT IS YOUR BEST NEXT STEP TODAY? WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT SAYING TO YOU? WHO IS THE ONE PERSON THAT COMES TO MIND RIGHT NOW THAT YOU NEED TO BEGIN A JOURNEY OF FORGIVENESS WITH?
Established In The Faith · Elisha's Journey To Jordan 2 Kings 2:6-8 (KJV) 6 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on. 7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan. 8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.
488 The World Does Not Know Him, a Guided Christian Meditation on John 1:10:13 with the Recenter With Christ app The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ. Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: John 1 NASB 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, and yet the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own people did not accept Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God. KJV 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Meditation: Many times we ponder what wisdom we can apply to our life. We appropriately seek knowledge and understanding in order to improve our situation and the world around us. To do this we apply wisdom from various traditions. Psychological science blesses many people's lives, medicine heals the body, science advances human understanding, political perspectives can guide our civic activity. These things can be a blessing from God. Yet we need to be mindful in how we absorb these philosophies into our lives. If we are not careful we can swallow these worldview and let them guide our faith and believe in the most High God. It is helpful to remember. The world rejected Christ. The world did not understand him. He came into his own and they did not receive him. Yet it is through Him that salvation is possible. It is through Jesus that we will eventually rise victorious over this world and this life. He has given us the sacred trust to be His children. We should be careful to place God and a right understanding of God at the pinnacle of our ideologies and activity. Always be curious about how the views that you have reconcile with God. Allow His love to guide your worldview. We are born of God. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: Final Question: In what ways do you thirst for God? Final Thought: Saint Fransis said preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words. One of the most powerful ways we can reflect the light and life of God is by imitating Christ in our life. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod
Grace Is NOW. By Tammy LacockThrough a dissection of Paul's epistles, Warren Litzman effectively explains God's amazing grace, who it's for, and when it is. He then questions when we, as believers, will be ready to take the biggest step we'll ever take into His grace. “But NOW in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace." (Ephesians 2:13-15)In last week's podcast, Warren explained that in Ephesians 2:11-12, Paul makes it clear that he is addressing the Gentiles. His gospel of grace is FOR everyone, Jews and Gentiles alike, but directed here to the Gentiles, who previously had been without God in their lives, living lives separated from Him. His gospel of grace breaks down the barriers for everyone, telling us Christ and His work on the cross is our salvation, not our works or lack thereof. In Ephesians 2:13-15, Paul tells us Christ's death on the cross, His shed blood, brought about a new covenant for everyone. This new covenant not only abolishes the law (our salvation based on our works), but it abolishes the separation between God and man, and between Jews and Gentiles. It's Christ's work on the cross that reconciles us to God, bringing us back to Him, one body in Christ. By Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, we are no longer separated by the bonds of this world, its laws, and even death! We are brand new creations, eternal children of God, joined to Christ in one Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17)! We are complete NOW in Christ, and we are one body in Him. Paul tells us Christ is our peace NOW. This is God's amazing grace, His gift to us NOW!Warren makes an extremely important point that most Christians may not know. That is, being joined to Christ in one spirit, He NOW literally lives in us. Christ lives in us and yet we may still be without Him in our actions. We must understand that if we accepted Christ in our lives, God didn't work in us on the basis on what we think or know. He birthed His Son, by placing His Seed (and the uprooting of the sin-nature) in us the moment we believed in Him. Christ completes us, and we are NOW saved only by Him. It is not a progressive salvation. We are saved by Christ, and not by our continual works. Yet, if we don't know where Christ is, He may never come out of us in our expression. As believers, knowing Christ lives in us is the foundation from which we get to know Him and love Him. We now know where He is. Paul's epistles make it clear that He lives in is. There is no separation between us. We abide in Him and He in us. Paul tells us we must now have a radical mind-change if we are to ever live the fullness of God's grace. In fact, he tells us, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5 KJV).This radical mind-change is literally giving our minds over to Christ, who now lives in us. If we are to step into the fullness of God's grace and begin the love affair with Him, then we must be all in — mind, body, and spirit. We are all NOW joined to Christ in one Spirit, one body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). And NOW, Paul says, it's time to give Him our minds, too!
BIBLES? Is YOUR Personal Bible 'God's PURE Word' ? If Not? What would or should you do? My Books: Amazon.com/Richard-A-Hardin/e/B09J2YHCVB, rahardin.com-- Podcasts Email: email@example.com Weekly: M-F,7-8AM;Sat-Sun,6-8AM (CST) ****Richard Hardin, POBox 45684, OKC, OK 73145. ****BIBLE? Proverbs 30:5-6, (KJV), “Every Word of God is Pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. (6) Add thou not unto His Words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” We must base our Salvation and daily walk with God on God's Pure Word, if we expect God to back up His promises of salvation, protection, provisions, health and all of the other promises to us. If we do not have His correct Words of Salvation, we will be found a "liar" as above and without salvation. If we are “standing on false, incorrect promises,” we will be disappointed in God when our desires are not fulfilled and as the above Scripture states, “we will be found a liar” because God will not do what we are claiming or asking of Him. Basing our belief, trusts, or “faith” on error, false teachings, or anything other than God's Pure Word, Christ, has caused people to give up on God after tragedies happen because they felt let down by “God,” and it has caused many to turn completely from God. . ***The fact that we have hundreds of denominations or groups (each based on the “Bible”) teaching many opposite beliefs about God, and over 26 major copies of the Bible (because some scholars thought they could do better than the previous translators), and even differences in some of the original manuscripts---should kinda give you a clue that we should be more concerned about our Spiritual condition and seeking God's Pure Word even if most preachers do stand in the pulpit, raise their copy of a "Bible" and scream they believe every word of it. Preachers mainly go to Bible Schools to study the Bible to learn how to teach their denominational beliefs and stay away from “controversial” or different beliefs of others. We, you and I, are not receiving God's PURE Word from the ministers across our land. And you may say I am not teaching it either! But the seriousness to you is that when you stand before God, what will matter is have you taken the time to SEEK the truth, God's Pure Word, for yourself? I am not perfect, but I want to encourage you to do better than our “spiritual leaders” across our country. Your family and friends need you. ****As I share this message, remember, "Truth does not cause confusion, ----Truth exposes confusion!" The confusion is here already just look at all the differences in all the denominational beliefs coming from “the Bible,” by our highly educated PHDs from different religious seminaries. Most people just haven't thought about it! People basically believe they are right and that most other people are ok if they just say the name of Jesus every now and then! In fact, most religions do say the name Jesus too. The devil creates confusion to keep people from responding correctly to God by faith: which comes from our accepting & obeying, God's PURE Word! I hope and pray that each of you will be stirred up enough to seek with all your heart God's PURE Word, Christ, for your salvation, and the salvation of each member of your family and friends. Any word, message, that is not PURE, or it is PURE Word that has been added to or taken from, is not Christ(The Living Word), and only Christ, the PURE Word, can change a heart and create a new heart in us for salvation. Discuss this message with your family and make sure each can share a testimony of receiving the changed heart, not just joining and going to a church. Go to my Amazon website above to see some of my small books. Anyone of my books can change your life with truth! on @KLRNRadio.com 6AM CST SAT #GPWF #Christian or at rahardin.com (Pods)
Summary — It is bound to happen at some point—you fall out of love with the vision God gave you. This is very common even though most Christians are afraid to admit it. However, this is not due to a lack of faith. It is a natural part of the process. When it happens, we have to commit to love the vision and take a much needed break for a little bit. Scriptures — John 3:16 KJV, Mark 2:27 NIV Links — CFE Atlanta, CFE Community, Partnership
Links from Today’s Show: Esther 4: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=esther+4&version=KJV Ammon Bundy: https://u.smutty.horse/mkargponnuv.mp4 Romans 6:20-23 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=romans+6%3A20-23&version=KJV Ezekiel 2: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+2&version=KJV “Impudent” https://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/impudent American False Prophets (not really): https://faithfulamerica.org/ Hebrews 4:12 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=hebrews+4%3A12&version=KJV Smithsonian cover up: https://c1.jsos.pw/ppkey/fget/pic8/upload/6J8fagZkKo.png Abe Lincoln and Giants: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln2/1:6?rgn=div1;view=fulltext “Quick” https://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/quick Dave Daubenmire, […]
Summary — Research shows that each year millions of Christians leave their local church. They are not leaving Jesus, just the church because of frustration and burnout. This situation has been on my heart for a while and God has now given me the words to express why this is really happening. Simply put, it is because the vision of the local church is/was elevated above the vision of the individual church member. Scriptures — John 4:34 KJV, Ephesians 4:11-12 KJV, Genesis 30:30 KJV Links — CFE Atlanta, CFE Community, Partnership
If you ask 10 people on the street, “how is a person saved,” you’re liable to get as many answers. For such a crucial subject, you’d think there would be more consensus. Join Ben Winslett for this radio program on the subject of salvation. Radio broadcast for October 30, 2022. The Truth about Salvation
Revelation 13 (KJV 1900)13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Genesis 11 (KJV 1900)11 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Day 218 Today's Reading: James 1 In May 2012, a thirty-two-carat Burmese ruby-and-diamond ring—from the collection of Lily Safra, one of the richest women in the world—was sold at auction. The pre-auction estimate for the ring was $3 to $5 million, but the final sale price ended at $6.7 million. It is believed to be the most expensive ruby ever sold. As valuable as rubies are, the Bible tells us there is something more valuable than that: wisdom. As Proverbs 8:11 says, “For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it” (KJV). In today's chapter, James begins by telling us how to find this invaluable and rare jewel called wisdom. First we need to understand that wisdom is not simply information. I know a lot of intelligent people who are not wise. Being old is no guarantee of wisdom. And neither education nor experience alone make someone wise, although wisdom does include experience and education. And wisdom is not knowledge either. As former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. As Doug Larson said, “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk.” Each year in the United States 800,000 new books and 400,000 periodicals are published. As Brian Buffini rightly said, “We are drowning in information and starving for wisdom.” So what is wisdom and how do we get it? Charles Spurgeon best defined it when he gave the difference between wisdom and knowledge: “Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. But to know how to use knowledge rightly is to have wisdom.” R. T. Kendall, who has been a spiritual father and mentor to me, also offers definitions of wisdom: • Wisdom is saying or doing the right thing—at the right time! • Wisdom focuses on knowing the next step forward in making decisions. • Wisdom is to possess the ability to get things done. • Wisdom [is] knowing what to do next. • Wisdom is getting God's opinion. Kendall explains, “God always has an opinion on any matter. He therefore should be consulted first when we are wanting to know the next step forward.” God always knows the next step but is rarely asked. I have good news. Wisdom is not far away. And James 1:5 tells us where wisdom can be found. James says if you want wisdom, it's found in prayer: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” I think counseling has gone up in the church because prayer has gone down. We get counseling to gain wisdom when we could have started with God instead of an office. I think prayerlessness is an insult to God. Every prayerless day is a statement by a helpless individual that says, I do not need God today. Baptist preacher Vance Havner said, “If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees.” Wisdom is available to those who ask God in prayer for it. That means wisdom and prayer go together. You can't have one without the other. No one who is wise is prayerless. And no one who is prayerless will ever be wise. We will never attain wisdom apart from the presence of God. Colossians 2:3 says, “In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (NLT). So He is our source and the source of wisdom. That means we can have an MBA or a PHD and still be D-U-M-B. Because if God is divorced from our lives, then we are divorced from the all-wise God. Every man of wisdom is a man of prayer. What God has joined together, let no man put asunder . . . and in this case, the wise pray and the prayerful are wise. Proverbs 13:20 “Walk with the wise and become wise” (NLT). So those who walk with God will have to be wise. Why? There is no one wiser than God. Walk with God. Talk with God. Listen to God. And watch how He rubs off on you. I lived in Detroit for thirty years. I lived down the street from the first auto factory in the United States. There is a really cool story about that plant. Henry Ford asked Charlie Steinmetz, an electrical genius, to build the generators for his automobile factory. One day the generators stopped working, and the repairmen couldn't figure out the problem. Ford called Steinmetz, who tinkered with the machines for a few hours and then hit the switch. Immediately the generators came to life. When Ford got the bill from Steinmetz, he was stunned. The amount was $10,000. When he asked why the bill was so high, Steinmetz replied: For tinkering with the generators, $10. For knowing where to tinker, $9,990. Ford paid the bill. wisdom knows the exact spot to make things work. God is like Charlie Steinmetz, He knows how to make life work.
Ephesians 1 (KJV 1900)1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Galatians 6 (KJV 1900)6 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For every man shall bear his own burden. 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. 12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. 14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. 17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.Unto the Galatians written from Rome.
Revelation 13:11–18 (KJV 1900)11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
"And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did. Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places." 2 Kings 14: 3-4 (KJV)
Summary / Business partnerships are powerful, and can yield better results than going it alone. But should a believer partner in business with a non-believer? Scriptures / 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 NASB, Amos 3:3 KJV, Exodus 23:32-33 NASB, Psalm 1:1 NASB, 1 Corinthians 7:12-15 KJV, 2 Chronicles 25:5-9 NLT, Joshua 7:10-13 NASB Link / https://amosjohnsonjr.com/
Day 217 Today's Reading: Hebrews 13 Anything can happen before the year ends. You may meet your mate. You may get pregnant. You may graduate, start a new career, or move. You may have your first job interview. You may become an empty nester or attend your child's wedding or have your first grandchild. You may start attending a new church or you may start a new walk with God. The bad stuff can come just as fast. You may get a divorce, have a miscarriage, deal with a foreclosure. You may get fired. The doctor may say you have cancer. Your child may become an atheist. You may experience the death of a spouse, a child, a parent, or a close friend. Nothing seems to be concrete or forever. And for all the change that happens in our lives, Hebrews 13 reminds us that despite change, there is One who does not change: “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Hebrews 13:5-6, KJV). There is a tribe in South America that has an initiation rite for their young men when they turn twelve years old. One of the things they do is take them into the deepest part of the jungle and leave them all night by themselves. It was their own father who had to lead them and leave them there for their dreaded night alone. The boy would sit in fear all night listening to the ghoulish sounds of the forest. When the sun finally rose the next morning, the boy would look just a few feet away and would see that his father had been sitting there the entire time; he just didn't know. The boy would ask, “Have you been there all night?” To which the father would reply, “Of course I was there all night. Do you think I would leave you alone? Do you think that I would have ever left you in this place alone?” God says the same thing that this South American father says. God says, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5 is a rare verse. It has been translated by many as simply, “He will never leave you nor forsake you.” That is good English, but it is not good Greek in this instance. This verse contains an unusual triple negative. That is not good English (like “I ain't got no money”), but it is good Greek. It should actually be translated, “He will never, never, never leave us nor forsake us.” In fact when the verse is complete, it has five negatives in total—reassuring the Christian believer that the Lord will never, ever, no not once, never forsake nor leave us. This is such a beautiful truth. God has promised never, no, not ever, never, to leave nor forsake us. That means a lot of negatives is a real positive for us Christians. Jewish commentators believe it was a way of confirming the truth in the testimony of more than two witnesses. Jesus used that method often: “Verily, verily, I say unto you.” One verily was not enough for Jesus. When in conflict or hard times, our tendency is to ask the same question over and over. And it seems that God wants to make sure we get it immediately that He's not going anywhere and that He's here to stay for you. When C. S. Lewis married the American Joy Davidman, and then soon found out that Joy was dying of cancer, Lewis wrote in A Grief Observed that he could have used a screaming room. Why do we feel that way? We feel that God is nowhere to be found. And like C. S. Lewis, we want to scream. But according to Hebrews 13:5, things may change, people may change, but God won't. He is always going to be there. That is a promise you can count on. Gladys Aylward was a missionary to China in the early 1900s and was forced to flee when the Japanese invaded Yangcheng, the area where she lived. However, she was determined not to be the only one to make it to safety, so with only one assistant, she led more than a hundred orphans over the mountains toward, what was at that time, Free China. In The Hidden Price of Greatness, authors Ray Besson and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker, share the account: “During Gladys's harrowing journey out of war-torn Yangcheng . . . she grappled with despair as never before. After passing a sleepless night, she faced the morning with no hope of reaching safety. A 13-year-old girl in the group reminded her of their much-loved story of Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. “But I am not Moses,” Gladys cried in desperation. “Of course you aren't,” the girl said, “but Jehovah is still God!” When Gladys and the orphans made it through, they proved once again that no matter how inadequate we feel, God is still God, and He can trust in Him.” That's what the writer of Hebrews was telling us. When we face conflict and difficult times and wonder, Will God be with me? Will He abandon us? the writer of Hebrews offers us the five-negative-promise that is a positive: “Never, positively not! It will never happen! It's unthinkable! There is not even the slightest possibility that it will ever happen!”God will be with you.
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Join us for church service with Lake Alfred Church of God by Faith where Pastor Elder Richard Blocker and wife Minister Annie Blocker are both proven leaders who both participate in the community and are members of ministerial alliances that span across all facets within the community. Psalm 23 (KJV)1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Romans 10: 9-11 (KJV) 9 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. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Lake Alfred Church of God by Faith is located at: 570 E. Midway Ave. Lake Alfred, Florida 33850 Website: http://lacogbf.com/Phone: (863) 956-4798To Give: Go to LACOGBF.com and hit donate. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast recording do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of Purpose Prep. The content and opinions contained in this podcast recording are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, organization, company or individual.Support the show
Summary — Mary's faith to conceive Jesus is a great example for us of how to stretch our mind and spirit to receive the vision God has for us. When presented with the greatest calling of all time (giving birth to the messiah) instead of doubt, Mary stretched her mind beyond human understanding and simply asked – How shall this be. Scriptures — Luke 1:26-35 KJV, Matthew 1:18-25 KJV Links — CFE Atlanta, CFE Community, Partnership
Summary — So God has given you a calling. But what type of calling? Is it a business, nonprofit, or ministry? Well, if you are pondering this question, check out today's message as we explore the differences among business, nonprofit, and ministry callings. Scriptures — Ephesians 4:11-12 NLT, Ephesians 4:13-14 NLT, Matthew 10:5-8 NLT, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 NLT, 1 Corinthians 9:13-14 KJV, Numbers 18:21 NLT, Luke 8:1-3 NLT, Luke 4:18-19 KJV, 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV, Proverbs 11:26 NLT Links — CFE Atlanta, CFE Community, Partnership
Summary — To lead, you don't need to lose weight, dye your hair, change your eye color, or do anything else society finds attractive. Your ability to lead is not based on what's attractive to society, but the anointing that's on your life. This is critical to know because if you think (or even slightly think) your ability to lead is tied to looking like what society finds attractive, then you will fail. Scriptures — Isaiah 53:2 NLT, 1 Samuel 16:6-7 NLT, 1 Samuel 9:1-2 NLT, Matthew 4:23-25 NLT, 1 Peter 3:3-4 NLT, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 NLT, 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV, Romans 12:2 KJV, Proverbs 23:7 KJV Links — CFE Atlanta, CFE Community, Partnership
In today's episode of Talk Heathen, we have Johnnie P. Angel and Katy Montgomerie join forces to destroy our greatest foe: Earth's yellow sun. Er, actually we're just talking to callers today, no sun destroying. First up! Stephen in WA asks how to talk with family that falls for the more sensational conservative talking points, like transgender panic. Typically people hate without knowing how others live or experience love, maybe introduce them to comedians or online personalities. You can educate and find common ground or just walk away, if necessary. Rick in Canada claims that Jesus predicted the current coronavirus. He quotes Matthew 24:15, “the abomination of desolation stand in the holy place”. This isn't the first pandemic, nor the worst, how does that verse predict Covid-19? You need to get way more specific in your predictions. Oh wow, now the emoticon “:)” in the KJV bible is proof of god? Our first Argument From Emoji!Kevin from NY argues that there is extra biblical evidence for the existence of Jesus, for example the apocrypha. How can we know if anything in an ancient book actually happened or if it's just a storybook? You can't assume miracles and the supernatural because of an old text. Sorry, a bible just doesn't work to prove anything divine. Jamie in TX asks how to tackle the argument that transgender folks need their own sports league. That might be a good idea to allow trans people to play sports without facing transphobia. Mandatory forced segregated leagues is a horrible idea, it's the same as a ban. We should try to let anyone compete, if possible. Thank you everyone for tuning in! Remember the essential workers and we will see you next week!