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February 9 – Those that wait upon the Lord

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Those that wait upon the Lord. We live in a microwave world. We want everything now. How does the old saying go “hurry up and wait”.

We have no time to wait. I had a pastor who once told me that the problem most of us have with our prayers not being answered is that we have no time to wait. We pray for a new pair of shoes and the next day we borrow money to purchase them.

This verse tell us that there is a reward in our waiting. It says those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. I like that word renew it means to make new again. To have strength of a young man or a young woman. It goes on to say “they shall mount up with wings as eagles”. An eagle is the highest strongest flying bird in the sky. Then it say we will shall “run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.

But we must first learn to wait. In a microwave word a world of everything now we must learn to wait.

Wait upon the Lord also has another meaning. Wait comes from the Hebrew word meaning to terry but also means to trust in, to have faith in.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon (trust in, to have faith in) the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

You know I like that even better, to trust in, to have faith in the Lord.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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February 8 – Blessing and Cursing

James 3:9-10 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Wow how terrifying is that “out of the same mouth coming blessing and cursing. I’m lost for words how could that be. How could a Christion one moment be speaking blessings and in another moment be speaking cursing’s.

I believe that most of the curses we speak are spoken in our idle words. I’ll never get this done. I’ll never get well. I’ll never be able to do this. I’ll never be smart enough to understand this. We speak these words and never realize we speak them.

We are told in Matthew 18:18 that the words we speak will be honored by heaven. Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

The danger of speaking idle words Matthew 12:36, "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment."

How does the little song go we sang as a child. “O be careful little eyes what you see - O be careful little ears what you hear - O be careful little tongue what you say - -

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land



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February 6 – Speaking to the mountain

Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

It says “you will say to this mountain”. I do believe we need to speak to those things that have become mountain in our lives. But as we do this we need to be very careful that we don’t begin to believe that it is our words that move the mountain.

When I speak to the mountain I always speak to it in the name of Jesus. All the power that is in Jesus is in His name. The faith I need to move the mountain and the power I need to speak to the mountain is in the name of Jesus.

Jesus is in the mountain moving business.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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February 5 – Help my unbelief

Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

This comes from Marks Gospel where a man brought his child to Jesus. He tells Jesus the child is possessed of a demon and the demon keeps throwing the child into the fire and into the water

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Jesus said just have faith. How much faith? Only a mustard seed amount of faith

And the man replied “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief” When we feel that we are lacking faith we need to do what this man did. This man prayed, He prayed Jesus I believe, help my unbelief

You might as well be upfront with Jesus because Jesus already knows. If your faith is lacking tell Jesus. If you’re having unbelief, tell Jesus.

1st Samuel 16:11 man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. Jesus know what is in your heart

So what are we going to do the nest time we need to move a mountain? Are we going to believe we can do it or we going to believe Jesus can do it?

We’re going to believe Jesus can do it. We’re going to believe in Jesus and believe that He has all the faith that I need to move the mountain. We’re going to believe Jesus is able to do what he said he would do

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land



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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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February 3 – Faith in our Faith

Matthew 13:31-32 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

I could not understand why I was not seeing mountains being moved when I prayed. Those around me told me that I needed more faith - I need to believe God harder and trust in God more. So I tried to believe harder and trust God more but I still was not seeing the mountains being moved

So instead of asking my friends what I was doing wrong I decided to ask God. That’s what I should have done in the first place. So I prayed and ask God to show me what he meant when He spoke of mustard seed faith.

God opened this scripture for me. God spoke to my heart and told me that I was putting faith in my faith. What I needed to understand was that it’s not my faith that moves the mountains but who I put my faith in.

I was believing that if I had just a little more faith then the mountain would move what I needed to understand is that it is Jesus who moves the mountain. It’s about putting my mustard seed faith in Jesus believing that Jesus can and will move the mountain.

When we put our Faith in our Faith we are putting our Faith in ourselves. If I could just believe harder – If I could just pray harder – If I could just have more faith, I – I – I.

“I” just won’t get the job done – I will never be able to move the mountain. I need to put the “I” out of the way and put Jesus in its place and we will see all kinds of mountains moved.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land



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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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February 2 – Mountains in our lives

Matthew 13:31-32 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

What are the mountains in our lives? Those things in our lives that keep us from seeing the blessing that God has placed around us. Have you ever noticed how mountains will block our vision? You can’t see around them and you can’t see over them.

Mountains could be a friend or a love one who is sick. It could be a family problem. It could be a problem at work or even a loss of a job. It could be a change that is taking place in our lived.

God has given us a way to remove these mountains. It tells us in this scripture that we are to have faith, not even a great deal of faith, a mustard seed faith and with this faith we are to speak to this mountain. “ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”.

I didn’t say it Jesus did and who would know better than Jesus the power we have with one grain of mustard seed faith.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 30 – Jesus must increase

John 3:30-31 He (Jesus) must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

I heard it once said like this “I must decrease SO THAT Jesus can increase. The Jesus that lives in us must increase and the only way this can happen is if we decrease. I have seen people so full of the love of Jesus that you could see Jesus in them.

We have been called to point the world to Jesus. We do this by what we say but also by the way we live, in our actions toward others. Jesus said in John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

How does the old saying go “actions speak louder than words”. Had a pastor who once said “You can tell who a person is by what kind of fruit falls from their tree when it is shaken”. Has anyone shaken you lately and if so what kind of fruit fell from your tree?

Was it the fruit of the Spirit or was it - - -


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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 29 - - Praying in God’s will.

1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

It says, if we ask anything according to His will. Is it not true that If it is God will for us to have something then that’s what He wants us to have? Example would be 1st Timothy 2:4 (It is God’s will for) all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. So from this scripture we know that it is God’s will for all men to be saved. So when we pray for someone to be saved we are simply agreeing with God for something God already wants.

So when we pray in the will of God we are simply agreeing with God about something He already wants us to have.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 26 - - God's holy priests,

1 Peter 2:5 And now God is building you, as living stones, into his spiritual temple. What's more, you are God's holy priests, who offer the spiritual sacrifices that please him because of Jesus Christ."

Not only are we living stones in the temple of God but we are also God's holy priests, who offer the spiritual sacrifices that please Him in the Lord Jesus Christ."

A priest is the one who acts on behalf of another before the thrown of God. In the Old Testament it was the priest that offered sacrifice for man’s sin. We are called to be priest but not any kind of priest but a holy priest.

A priest is one who intercedes before God for another person, a family, a city, or a nation. Prayer and Intercession is a big part of the duties of our calling as a priest.

As a priest we have access to the throne of grace. Hebrews 4:16 tells us that we are to “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”. Then again in Hebrews 5:1-4 it says “For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron”. So we have access to the throne of grace, that we may obtain compassion and find grace to help others in time of need.

We know that Jesus is the Great King and High Priest. Hebrews 7:24-25 tells us “But this man (Jesus), because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

How can I be a Holy Priest? First of all because God said I am a Holy Priest and second because when Jesus died on the cross He placed upon me His holiness. I am Holy because Jesus is Holy.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 25 - - Lively Stones

1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

What does it mean when it says “now God is building you, as living stones”? At the time of Christ a building was constructed by stacking one stone upon another until the structure was complete not like today where a structure is built first from lumber or steel and then the stones are applied to the outside of the structure. The framed structure is holding the building up not the stones. At the time of Christ it was the stones that held the building up and each stone had an important role and its place in the constructed building, each stone depended upon the other stones.

That is what this scripture is speaking of. It is saying that in the body of Christ/church each of us have our place and roll and each of us together make up the church/body of Christ. I believe it goes even further than that. I believe it is speaking of the universal church. Not just your church on the corner but the church of the entire world. Each of us having our part working together in the body of Christ.

This is not done by our efforts but it is God who is building us as living stones, into His spiritual temple the body of Christ, His church.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 23 - - Mountain Moving Faith

Matthew 17:20 says, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.

Have you ever watched a charcoal fire, waiting for it to become hot enough to cook on? Of course we all have. Sometime it seems that it takes a long time especially if you are very hungry. One thing about a charcoal fire you can’t hurry it along.

I have something new that I bought it’s called a charcoal chimney. The way it works is you place some paper in the bottom of this chimney or tube then you fill the top of it with charcoal. You light the paper and then you wait. Then about thirty minutes later you have a charcoal fire

This is the way it works. When you light the paper the paper lights one or two pieces of charcoal in the bottom of the chimney then the one or two pieces of charcoal as it touches the other peace’s lights them until the entire chimney of charcoal is lit.

I said all of that so that I might say this. In order to move the mountains in our lives we need only one grain of mustard seed of faith. We place our one grain of mustard seed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Then Jesus move the mountain.

The mountain is not moved by faithing that our faith will move the mountain but faithing in Jesus that He is able to move the mountain. One grain of mustard seed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ has the power to move and remove the mountain in our lives.
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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 22 - - Faith is

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

We do not receive from God by how much faith we have. It takes but one grain of faith to bring us into a saving relationship with God. One grain of faith believing that Jesus died for our sin, one grain of faith believing that Jesus rose from the dead, one grain of Faith believing and receiving Jesus as our salvation.

Faith in Jesus makes us right with God. Jesus is our righteousness. Faith allows God to change and shape us into what he would have us to be.

We are saved by faith. Ephesians 2:8-9
We live by faith. Rom. 1:17
We receive righteousness by faith. Rom. 4:13
We are justified in Christ by faith. Rom. 5:1
We have access to God's grace by faith. Rom. 5:2
We stand firm in our belief by faith. 2 Cor. 1:24
We receive the promise of the Spirit by faith. Gal. 3:141
We do God's work by faith. Tim. 1:4
We wait for the return of Christ by faith. Gal. 5:5

How many times have we said “if only I had more faith”. God has given us all the faith you need. Faith believes that God can do what He said He can and will do.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.




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January 21 – God’s mercies anew every morning

Lamentations 3:22-23 22It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Great is his faithfulness and his mercies are new each morning.
If God’s mercies are new ever morning then let us look at what God’s mercies are.

The dictionary tells us that Mercy is a compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person, compassion, pity, or benevolence. The discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone.

So you might say “mercy” is simply not receiving what we should receive. As a sinner we deserve death. Romans 6:23 tells us that “The wages of sin is death” but God’s mercy to us in the Lord Jesus Christ is life. Same verse, “But the gift of God is eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ”.

We deserve death but God’s mercy gives us eternal life.

“And God’s mercies are new every morning. A new supply of mercies everymorning”.

How great is that?

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Please note: May I invite you to a bible study group that I am trying to put together. It is a bible study in the Book of John. Give it a look see simply click on the link bellow.
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January 19 - - Love of Money or the Love of God

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

It all comes down to this, the love and dependence upon money or love and dependence upon God.

When you depend upon money when your money is gone all hope is gone but when you depend upon God as long as God is there everything is all right and the last part of this verse even covers that. God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

Money is not always there but God always is.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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January 18 - - Walk in the Spirit

Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

The Word of God tells us that we have two men living within us. We have the Spirit man that seeks after the thing of God and we have the flesh man that seeks after the things of this world.

It is a constant battle between the two men. The simplest way to handle this is to feed the one you want to live and stop feeding the one you want to die.

Feed the Spirt man the things of God, prayer, reading and mediating on the Word, doing the Word, being part of a good bible study, fellowship with other believers by going to church and the Spirit man will grow strong and will live.

But we must also stop feeding the flesh man. We need to turn from the things of the world that are unpleasing to God. stop doing that which is unpleasing to God and the flesh man will grow week and die. Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

The one you feed is the one that will grow strong and control your life. We need to stop doing and start doing. Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 16 - - By the water of the Word

Romans 12:2 - - be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Wow – How do we prove “what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”?

“By the renewing of your mind” Get your thinking right and when you get your thinking right your whole life will become right. What you think is who you are. Everything you are and everything you do first becomes a thought. It tells me in Ephesians 5:26 - That he might sanctify and cleanse (your mind) with the washing of water by the word.

Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect..

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 14 - - The renewing of the mind - - -

Romans 12:2 - - be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

When I see the “renewing of the mind” I think of the word renew. I think of the cars that are in the car shows that have been renewed/restored. They take this old car that often is no more than a piece of junk and renew it. They take all the old rusted parts off, clean and paint it. Have the enterer reupholstered and when they are done it look like it did when it came off the assembly line. Brand New.

That’s what this scripture is speaking of here when it says “by the renewing of the mind”. Taking everything out of our mind that does not look like Jesus.

The bible says we have a renewed mind because we now have the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus - - .

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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January 13 - - Be not conformed to this world - -

Romans 12:2 - - be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Let us look at the word conformed. The dictionary tells us that the word conformed means To act in accordance or harmony with, comply to or to conform to its rules. To act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, of society or a group, to be or become similar in form, nature, or character.

Be not conformed to means to be shaped into the likeness of. We are not to act like of behave like the world because we are not of the world. We are the chosen people of God. 1st peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

I want you to notice that it says “We are” meaning now. We are a chosen people now, today, this very moment we are a chosen people of God.

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January 12- - Qualities of a believer

2 Peter 1;8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What are the qualities of a believer striving to live the Christian life? What is the evidence of our faithful Christian living?

Peter tells us it is faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. We should and must make every effort to live the life God has called us to live and to be faithful to God’s calling on our life.

People should know we are Christions not just by the words we speak but by the way we live. How does the old saying go “Actions speak lauder then words”.

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January 11 - - To endurance we are to add Godliness.

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

To our endurance we are to add Godliness. Godliness means to conform to the wishes of God. Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. To act in the fashion that God would act.

As children of God we are to act in a fashion of love. “Turn the other cheek (Luck 6:29).” But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44). We are not given the privilege of getting even. God is a God of mercy we are to be God’s Child of mercy.

Recall a few years back when we wore the bracelets that said WWJD – What Would Jesus Do. I would call that acting in Godliness.

People should be able to see God/Jesus in us.

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January 9 - - To Self-control add endurance

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

That’s easy one. Add endurance simply means don’t be a quitter. The word endurance means to continue to do something for the duration. We need not only to know the Word of God but we are to do the Word of God and we are to do it for the duration or I could say until Jesus comes.

There is no such thing as an – on-again off again Christion - We do not get a vacation from being a Christion. We do not get a day off from being a Christion. In the morning when I get up I am a Christion. On my way to work I am a Christion. At work I am a Christion and when I arrive at home in the evening I am still a Christion. I am to be a 24/7 Christion.

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 8 - - Self-control

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

To our knowledge we must add self-control. What does the word self-control mean? It means to be in control of one’s self.

If were not careful the things of the world can take control of our lives. Like drugs and alcohol. A person does not become a drug addict all at once it takes doing it over and over again.

I use to teach the children in children church how this takes place. I would take a spool of third and have them wrap it once around both of their wrist. Thin I would tell them to break it. Why this was simple to break a thin peace of third but when I wrapped it around their wrist over and over and over they found it impossible to break.

God gives us the power to become overcomers. With the power of God anything and everything is possible. I did say the power of God but the best plan is not allow this thing to ever have control of your life. Don’t do it the first time.

We are to add self-control to our knowledge.

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January 7- - To Goodness add Knowledge

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

Then to our goodness we need to add knowledge. There is a big difference between wisdom and knowledge. Wisdom comes from God as we see in James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him”. Knowledge comes from study, schooling and experience.

It tells us here that we are to add knowledge. We need to spend time in the Word of God seeking and learning so that we will have understanding and knowledge of God and His love and His plane for our lives. It is important to have knowledge to know what is right. “All that glitters is not gold” and everything that seems right is not necessary right.. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

So if we can’t trust our reasoning what do we trust? We trust the Word of God. That’s why it’s so important that we spend time in the Word daily. Searching out what is right and true so we will be able to live the life God has called us to live.

To our goodness we must add knowledge.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 6 - - Add goodness to your faith

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;

Peter is telling us that we not only need to be full of faith but we also need to add goodness to our faith. We need to make every effort to be the person God has called us to be. In the same way a runner gives all he has to successfully cross the finish line, we too must give all we have in living the Christion life. As Christians we are called to win the race and gain victory over the enemy. This is possible only because of God’s power that lives within us.

Give it all you’ve got and God will give it all He’s got.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 5- - Living a Godly life

2Peter 1:3-4 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Jesus has given us everything we need to live a life of godliness. We receive this through our “knowledge in Him”. God is a God of goodness and His nature is a nature of goodness. God makes it possible for every believer to be “partakers in His divine nature” that begins when we are born into the family of God.

Once we give our heart to Jesus and receive the newness of life, we are given the power to “escape the corruption that is in the world through lust”. Not only do we now have the power to escape the “evil corruption of this world” but we also have the power to enter into the divine nature of God’s goodness.

We have the divine nature of goodness because Jesus who lives in us has the divine nature of goodness.

We are because Jesus is

Just a though

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 4 - - A faithful people

1 Peter 1:13 So then, have your minds ready for action. Keep alert and set your hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ Is revealed
2 Peter 1:11 In this way you will be given the full right to enter the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Peter is speaking to a group of believers going through trials because of their faith. They were suffering for doing what was right. Peter is telling the church to be faithful unto Christ until that day when we receive our welcome into the kingdom promised us by our Lord Jesus Christ.

The word faithful is made up of two words, faith and full so together the word is saying that we are to be full of faith. If something is full of something then it cannot have anything but that one thing in it. We used to call that being 100% Christion.

Once I was asked to speak at a luncheon. I had everything I was to say all planed out. That morning as I was eating my breakfast I noticed on the orange juice carton that it said 100% orange juice --- water added. How could that be and then I asked myself, how could I be 100% Jesus if I had anything in my life other than Jesus?

The answer is simple just allow Jesus to have His place in our life. We can have all of Jesus we want. We can have only enough to get us into heaven or we can give our entire life over to Jesus.

It is no longer I who lives, but Christ lives in me…….” (Galatians 2:20).

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 2 believing is seeing

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

In our world today we see people who believe that Jesus is only for the children or the week. It seems that those who have higher learning often feel that Jesus is for those who are unlearned. If they can’t hold it in their hands they won’t believe.

What’s so sad is that something being true or not being true is not based on our believing it is or not. For example you can say you don’t believe in electricity but if you stick your finger in a wall socket you’re going to get shocked regardless of your believing. Jesus is the Son of God not because I believe Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is the Son of God because fact being He is the Son of God.

Jesus is the Son of God regardless if you believe He is or not. Heaven is real regardless if you believe it is or not and hell is real regardless if you believe it is or not.

I believe that the smartest decision a person will ever make is to believe and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior,

The world says “seeing believes but the Word of God say believing is seeing”.

Jest a thought

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January 1 - - My New Year Resolution

Colossians 3:17 (NRSV) - Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.

New Year is about New Year resolutions and New Year resolutions are about what I want to accomplish and achieve in the upcoming year. But as I think about what my resolutions might be, somehow I want it to be more this year than something that I simply write on a piece of paper.

This year I want my resolutions to focus not on me and what will make me happy but on Christ and the place I give to Him in my life.

This Year I want the world to see Jesus in me. I want the light of Jesus to shine in me and through me. John the Baptist says it best in John 3:30 when he said, “He (Jesus) must become greater; I must become less”.

So my New Year resolution is that Jesus become greater in my life in this coming year and I become less.

Prayer for the New Year
Dear heavenly Father, show us how to set our heart, eyes, and mind on Jesus and let the light and love of Jesus shine through us in this coming year.

May I wish each of you a very Happy New Year and may your year be full of happiness and God’s blessings.

Happy New Year

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December 31- - A Do Over

Hebrews 12:1 let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

The New Year is also a time of looking ahead, a time for a new beginning.

I love the freshness of a new beginning. This is what we find in Christ Jesus, a fresh new beginning. When we become a Christian we receive this new beginning. Everything that we were has been forgiven and we are made into a new person.

When I was a kid we called it a do over. When we played a game and didn't do well we would ask if we could have a do over. That's what God gives us when we become a Christian, God give to us a do over. But it gets even better than this. God does the do over for us and he does it through the cross and by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

- - - - -Happy New Year

What do you think?

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December 30 - - A time of keeping and a time a throwing away

Hebrews 12:1 let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

New Year is a time of throwing away. There is an old tradition in Italy when at midnight on December 31st they throw everything out the window they need to be rid of from last year. They throw out the old calendar, old dishes and broken furniture. I think maybe this is what we need to do. No I don’t mean throw things out the window I mean to look at the past year and throw out those things that are not pleasing to God.

New Year is also a time of keeping. There are many things from last year that we need to keep. There are many things that we did last year that were good and worthy of keeping. We have helped others and we have made new friends, good friends, we also may have some very good memories from last year. These are thing we may want to keep.

So my question would be, what are you going to throw out the window and what are going to keep?

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December 29 - - A New Year with A New Beginning

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

As we approach the New Year it is just natural for us to evaluate the past year. Looking at what we succeeded in and what we failed in but in this scripture we are told to put aside those things of the past. “- - -old things have passed away”.

If you are in Christ you are now a new creation and you now have a new beginning. Not just a new beginning one time but a new beginning as many times as we need a new beginning. God is a God of forgiveness a God of new beginnings.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation”. The third chapter of John calls it “being born again”.

Just a thought

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December 28 - - A great New Year Resolution

James 1:22-25 -But Be Doers of the Word, and Not Just Hearers Only Deceiving Yourself

We are all pretty good at lessening when we are being told what we should do. We are also pretty good at telling others what they should do but when it comes to doing it ourselves it is often another story. James tells us that we are to be doers of the word and not hearers only. It says that we are only deceiving ourselves.

What kind of a year do you think we would have if we become “doers of God’s Word”?

What A great New Year Resolution “to be doers of God’s Word”.

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December 26 - - Day after Christmas

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Christmas is over it’s time to take the decoration down. It is also time to take back to the stores those gifts that we received for Christmas that was not right for us. They say that the day after Christmas is one of the busiest days of the year.

God tells us here in this scripture that His gift of salvation is a gift that is always right and will never be taken back. God tells us “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”

The gift of salvation that God gives us is a forever gift. Let me say that again. The gift of salvation that God gives us is a forever gift.

Just a thought

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray for the shut-ins in our church, as well as those who are widowed and living alone. Ask God to bless and encourage them, anointing their lives with power for ministry as well as help for the needs they face daily.


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December 25 - -Christmas Day

Well here it is Christmas day. We have so very much to be thankful for this beautiful Christmas day. God has indeed been so very good to us. I would like to thank all of you that have been reading this post and I would like to take this time to wish each of you a Very Merry “Jesus Christmas”.

To those who are using the Advent candle today is the day you light the white candle in the center of the wreath. It is the candle of celebration. It is lit celebrating the birth of Jesus.

I believe it would be appropriate that we read together the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luck.

Luke 2:1-7 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; - - -

Luke 1:31 The Angel spoke to Mary saying “You- shalt call his name JESUS”.

Merry Jesus Christmas - - -Anna and Herbert

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December 24 - - CHRISTmas eve
Jesus “dwelt among us”

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Luke tells us in the following verse the reason and purpose of Jesus becoming man and dwelling among us.

Luke 4:18 (Jesus read these words saying)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

God’s gift to the world in the Lord Jesus Christ- - Happy Christmas Eve.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 23 - - 2 days till Christmas
Mary said: ‘My soul exalts the Lord’

Luke 1: 46 “And Mary said: ‘My soul exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His Name.’”

Mary was born of the house of David a little Jewish girl betrothed to a young man by the name of Joseph. She was humbly living in Nazareth doing what little Jewish girls do. No different form many Jewish girls of her time but when God stepped into her life He changed everything.

You know that is the way it is in our lives, too. When Jesus comes in He changes everything. Yes there is a change that takes place. We are no longer who we use to be. We are now a child of God. In the third chapter of John it is called “being born again”

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 22 - - 3 more days till Christmas
A Mothers love

Luke 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart

In this scripture we see the love of a mother for her child. It seems that our children never grow up in our heart No matter how old or big they get they will still be our little boy or little girl.

We have boxes of things that our children made when they were young. We have never thrown a birthday, mother’s day or father’s day card away. Sometimes we ask ourselves why we-re saving them. I know the answer “they are just too close to our heart to throw away”

Everything that Jesus did Mary pondered in her heart. Yes Jesus was/is the Son of God but He was still Mary’s little baby.

Just a Christmas thought?

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 21 - - 4 days till Christmas
Merry Christmas

I have no idea where the saying Merry Christmas came from. But I do know that it is very biblical because it tells me in ----

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs tell me that a merry heart is medicine for the soul but it is also medicine for the body. The Proverb goes on to say that “a broken spirit drieth the bones”.

So my question for today would be “Have you taken your medicine?” Do you have this merry heart? You will find this merry heart by placing your love and trust in the Lord Jesus.

Just a Christmas thought?

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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December 20 – 5 days till Christmas
Today we Light the fourth ADVENT CANDLE

The fourth Advent Candle is purple it is called THE ANGEL CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF LOVE

The angles announced the good news of a Savior. God sent his only Son Jesus to save us from our sin!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17)

As we light this fourth candle we focus our attention on God’s LOVE. Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God did not say we had to do better before he would send Jesus. God sent Jesus to us just the way we are now but God did not intend for us to remain this way. God wants to change us into the very image of His Son Jesus. - - - We summit to Jesus and God does the changing.

So as we light the fourth candle let us focus our attention on God’s Love.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 19 – 6 days till Christmas
Old fashion Christmas

Matthew 2:11-12 And they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshipped him; and opening their treasures they offered unto him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

We keep saying that we should go back to that time when Christmas was simpler. Remember stringing popcorn and cranberry’s to hang on the tree. What about those construction paper chains. Remember when most of the gifts were hand made.

Each year we give our grandchildren a personalized ornament. I think this year my oldest granddaughter will have twenty-six of these ornaments, each of these ornaments represent a time in their lives. Dancing shoes when she was going to be a ballerina, one when she graduated from school and one when she got her driver license.

We started out by making them ourselves and I believe that the ones we made are more treasured then the ones we bought. Just something about the love that you found in a gift that is hand made.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 18 – 7 Days till Christmas
Returned, glorifying and praising God

Luke 2:15 - --- - Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

“The shepherds came in haste seeking to see that which has come to past”. They came in haste and in wonder seeking Jesus. After finding Jesus they left glorifying and praising God

Finding Jesus will do that to a person.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 17 - - 8 days till Christmas
The Word of God is LIGHT

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

At Christmas we often ride through the neighborhood looking at all the beautiful lights. Lights play a big part in celebrating Christmas.

It says that the Word of God is a lamp and a light. “A lamp unto my feet” is a lamp shining down on our feet showing us where we are to walk so we will not stumble and fall. The Word of God has the power to keep us from stumbling into sin and falling away from God.

“The Word of God is a light unto our path” shining out in front of us so we can see where we are going. Showing us the right way to go, keeping us on the path that leads to God and eternal life.

In Psalm 119:130 it says - - -The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

“Understanding to the simple” We could say that the Word of God is like a light for our understanding. It lets us see with understanding the things of God.

So the Word of God is able to enlighten the mind of even the simple.

“The simple” I’m so glad God included me. - - - LOL

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 16 - - – 9 more days till Christmas
Christmas lights

John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

The good news of Christmas is that in the midst of a great darkness there came a Light, and the darkness was not able to overcome the Light. The Light was not just a flicker. It was an eternal Flame. The Christmas story affirms that whatever happens, the Light will still shine.

Jesus is the Light that shines in the darkness, the Light that can never be extinguished. Jesus came to bring this Light to us so that we would not walk in darkness.

So the next time you light the tree at Christmas and see the majesty of its lights stop and think on what these lights are saying.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 15 - - 10 days till Christmas
Merry Christmas

We hear the greeting “Merry Christmas” throughout the entire Christmas season but have we ever stopped to think about what the greeting really means. The very first Christmas greeting came from an angel. It was not Merry Christmas it was - - - -“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11).

This holiday greeting of the angle has been heard all around the world. It may be said in different ways and it may be said in different languages but it still says the same thing. “do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people”.

So I bring to you a greeting of great joy, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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December 14 – 11 more days till Christmas
The Word became flesh

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Christmas is the celebration of the Word becoming flesh. In this scripture we have here a picture of Jesus leaving heaven and taking on the form of a man. Not just any man but a man that beheld the glory of God. A man that was full of grace and truth

Jesus beheld the glory of God because Jesus was and is God. John 1:1 tells us that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. Then it goes on to tell us in John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

So when we celebrate Christmas we are celebrating “the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us full of glory, grace and truth.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 13 - - 12 days till Christmas
Lighting of the 3rd ADVENT CANDLE

The third Advent Candle is pink it is called THE SHEPHERD CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF JOY

The angels sang a message of JOY! - - Luke 2:7-15 “…and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great JOY that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

The angel said “I bring you good news of great JOY’. The birth of Jesus should bring JOY into our lives. The birth of Jesus is God’s gift of JOY.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 12 - -13 days till Christmas
The Christmas tree

Isaiah 55:12, “all the trees of the field shall clap their hands”.

Why do we celebrate Christmas with a Christmas tree?

The evergreen tree is a symbol of life in the midst of winter. Many believe that the first Christmas Trees were hung upside down from the ceiling using chains or from the chandelier.

The first person to bring a Christmas tree into the house was the 16th century German preacher Martin Luther. A story is told that, one night before Christmas, he was walking through the forest and looked up to see the stars shining through the tree branches. It was so beautiful, that he went home and told his children that it reminded him of Jesus who left the stars of heaven to come to earth at Christmas.

The first Christmas Trees were decorated with edible things, such as gingerbread and apples. Many today still decorate their tree with strings of popcorn and cranberries.

Even a tree has its place in worship of the Lord Jesus Christ at this special time of the year. Just maybe that's why we call it a CHRISTmas tree.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 11 - - 14 days till Christmas
A New Christmas

If you recall when you were a kid it seemed that Christmas would never come. We would spend hours looking in the catalog at all the gifts you were hoping to get. Week after week, day after day just waiting,

In the garden God created man. He gave them everything in the garden except one tree and that was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We all know how the story goes Eve ate of the fruit of the tree and then gave it to Adam and because they ate of this tree and disobeyed God they were driven from the garden and separated from God.

But a promise was given, a promise that God would send a redeemer. Over and over in the bible God gave the promise of a redeemer. So they waited and waited and waited. Over 2,000 years they waited for that day that the promise of God would be fulfilled.

Then it happened.

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. ”. Luke 2:10-11.

The angels were saying “Christmas is here”.

But now we have a new promise. The promise of the return of Jesus. A promise of a new Christmas.

And so again we wait, waiting for the second Christmas, waiting for the return of Jesus. In this second Christmas we will not see Jesus come as a Baby in a manger but as King of King and Lord of Lords.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 10 - - 15 more days till Christmas
My Christmas wish

“Zechariah 2:13 – - be silent before the LORD",

If I had a wish for this Christmas it would for us to be silent. Zechariah tells us to be silent before the Lord. I think sometimes we become so busy preparing for Christmas that we miss the true meaning of Christmas.

Take time this year to stop, be silent and reflect upon Jesus after all isn’t this really what Christmas is all about,

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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December 09 - - 16 more days till Christmas
God’s gift of JESUS

Matthew 2:11-12 And they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshipped him; and opening their treasures they offered unto him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

We all love to receive gifts. I love the big gifts but a lot can be said about the gift in that real small box.

Christmas is centered around the spirit of giving. We speed days trying to find the right gift only to have it returned the day after Christmas.

Christmas is the busiest time of the year for the merchant. The stores would have us believing that if we don’t give the great expensive gifts were not much of a parent or friend. Let me give you a little secret – they are not concerned about you they are only concerned about sales

What happened to the days when the focus was on love and not gifts?

Christmas is all about love. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. God’s gift of love to us in His son Jesus.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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December 08 - - 17 more days till Christmas
Receiving God’s Gift

John 1:12 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:

I think the word we need to look at here is RECEIVE. The Christmas tree could be full of gifts. Many of which may have our name on them. But in order for these gifts to become ours we must receive them. We must pick them up, unwrap them in order for the gift to become ours. Even though they have our name on them they are not ours until we receive them.

Jesus came from Heaven, was born in a stable in Bethlehem, lived a life without sin and died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead and then He gave this to us as a gift BUT we do not have God’s gift until we RECEIVE IT, TAKE IT, PICK IT UP, HOLD IT.

It says “as many as RECEIVE HIM, to them gave he power to become the sons of God”. But you must first RECEIVE HIM (Jesus). You must take Jesus into your life.

2ND Notice: Your gift of salvation in Jesus is ready for picked up.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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December 07 - - 18 more days till Christmas
The Christmas Gift that was not received

John 1:11 and 12 “He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. 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.”.

God’s gift is there waiting to be received. Jesus was and is the gift that was given on that first Christmas morning. It’s not hard to receive a gift all a person need do is to reach out and take it.

There are many that believe in Jesus. Believe that He is the Son of God. Even believe that He died on the cross for their sins. There is a big difference in believing in Jesus and receiving Jesus. Believing is head knowledge receiving is heart knowledge. To receive all a person must do is open up their heart and allow Jesus the gift of Christmas to enter in.

Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, AND SHALL BELIEVE IN THINE HEART that God hath raised him (Jesus) 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.

Notice: Your gift of salvation in Jesus is ready for picked up.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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December 6 - - – 19 more days till Christmas
Lighting of the Second Advent Candle

The Second Advent Candle is purple it is called THE BETHLEHEM CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF PREPARATION.

Preparation means to “get ready”.

Luke 3:4-6 “As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation.‘

We do well preparing our homes for this day of celebration. We often began even before Thanksgiving. Decorating the house with lights, the Christmas tree, shopping but how much time do we spend preparing ourselves?

We light the Second Advent candle today reminding us to prepare ourselves for this special day of celebration.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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December 5 - - 20 more days till Christmas
God’s gift of eternal life

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

If you were to receive a nice gift without a signature you might be a little bit interested in knowing who sent the gift and who they are. There is something deep inside us that wants to know more about someone who might like us or even love us enough to send us a gift. Who are they and why are they being so good to us? What do they want in return?

At this time of gift giving we need to reflect on the gift that we receive from God, the gift of eternal life in His Son Jesus Christ.

Who is this God that comes bearing the gift of eternal life? Who is this God-made-man who has come to us in a manger in Bethlehem?

Jesus does not come anonymously but comes proclaiming His name and who he is. He comes bring to us the Word of the Father and bearing the gift of salvation.

John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Eternal life in The Lord Jesus Christ is God’s gift to man. This is the story and meaning of Christmas. Christmas is God’s love.
If you want to see who God is and what God’s love is all about then simply look in the manger.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 4 - - – 21 more days till Christmas
God’s Gift of love

John 15:11-12 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

What happened to the days when the focus was on love and not gifts?

Do you recall those little gifts our children made for us with the elbow macaroni and construction paper? Ann and I still have a few of them. I have often said I was going to have some of them framed because they mean that much to us.

I found out a long time ago that it’s not so much how big the gift as much as it is how much love the gift is wrapped in.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 3 - - – 22 more days till Christmas
God’s gift of a white stone

REVELATION 2:17 I will also give to each one who wins the victory a white stone with a new name written on it.

When I was a young boy I was told that if I was bad at Christmas I would receive a bag of coal. Of course we know this is not true but the Bible dose tell us that God does have a white stone for us. This is not a bad thing but a good thing.

A white stone is a stone of acceptance. This scripture is telling us that God has for those who believe in Jesus a white stone but that’s not all because on this white stone is written a new name.

Fathers and mothers often show love for their children by giving them special names, Princess, – Angel, – my Buddy - and they do this to show their children special love. . .

Isn't it incredible to think that God has a special name just for us?

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 2 - - The first Christmas gift

The very first gift that was given on Christmas was not the gifts given by the magi. The magi, as you know, were wise men – wonderfully wise men – who brought gifts to the baby Jesus born in a manger in Bethlehem.

No the first gift that was given on Christmas was the gift given to the world by God.

John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

This was the gift of eternal life that is found only in God’s Son Jesus. It says “whosoever believeth in Him will not perish, but have this eternal life”.

My question would by – do you “believeth in Him”? Have you received God’s gift of eternal life “in the Lord Jesus”.

Just a thought

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December 1 - - 24 Days until Christmas
Care enough to send the very best

"When you care enough to send the very best" has been the slogan for Hallmark greeting cards since 1944. But the meaning even goes back further than that.

When God gave His son Jesus to the world “God cared enough to give His very best”. The Son of God was indeed the most treasured gift that God had in the same way our children are our most treasured gift. Yet God chose to give Jesus to us on that very first Christmas.

John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Because God cared enough to give His very best

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that strained or broken relationships, among families and friends as well as acquaintances, will be restored.


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November 30 - 25 days till Christmas
Looking for that perfect gift for Jesus

Hosea 6:6 For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

Wow would you believe this. God is telling us that if He had to choose between your goodness and you giving Him a sacrifice, he would take your goodness. And if God had to choose between your knowledge of Him and an offering He would take your knowledge of Him.

So if you’re planning a gift for Jesus this year why not give Him what he wants. OBEDIENCE and KNOWLEDGE OF HIM

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 29 - 26 days till Christmas
The first Advent candle is lit

Today we celebrated the first day of Advent by lighting the first of the four candles on the Advent Wreath. The first candle to be lit is the purple candle it is called THE PROPHECY CANDLE or CANDLE OF HOPE. We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made to us. Our hope comes from God and is found in Jesus.

Romans 15:12-13 And again, Isaiah says, ‘The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.’

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 28 - 27 days till Christmas
The Advent Wreath

The word Advent is Latin for “the coming”. It is a custom of the church to begin the celebration of Christmas with an Advent Wreath.

The Advent wreath is a circular garland of evergreen branches representing eternity. Set on the branches of the wreath are four candles: three purple candles and one pink candle. In the center of the wreath sits a white candle. As a whole, these candles represent the coming of the light of Christ into the world.

One candle on the wreath is lit each Sunday as a part of the Advent services. Each candle represents an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus.

Tomorrow the first Sunday of Advent, the first purple candle will be lit.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 27 - 28 days till Christmas
Gift giving is a big part of Christmas

Matthew 2:11 And when they were come (the wise men) into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

Gift giving is a very big part of Christmas but gift receiving is just as important. So you are blessed when you receive the gift but you are also blessed when you give the gift.

So it is very important that be good receivers allowing the giver to be blessed. I know that this is hard for us to do especially if the person is giving out of their need. But giving out of their need puts them in a place of receive out of Gods abundance.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.



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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 26 - 29 days till Christmas
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks.

JAMES 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

We have so very much that we can be thankful for. Here is a list of just a few. I am sure you have many more that you could add to this list

God sent his angels to care for us
God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in us
God’s church to encourage us
God’s word to guide us
Anytime we speak. God listens.
We make a request and God responds.
God will never let us be tempted too much or stumble too far.
Let a tear appear on our cheek, and God is there to wipe it.
Let a love sonnet appear on our lips, and God is there to hear it.
As much as we want to see God, God wants to see us even more.
We have been chosen by Christ.
Christ has claimed us as his beloved. ……………(author unknown)

Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

God is a giver of good gifts and we stand now in thanksgiving and praise for his abundance of blessings.

Just a Thanksgiving thought

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November 25 - 30 days till Christmas
His name shall be Jesus #6

Matthew 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

The name Jesus means salvation. Salvation not only means being saved for heaven and being saved from hell but the word salvation also means deliverance and God’s providing for our daily needs.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

The Greek word for salvation here is soteria (so-tay-ree’-ah) which means deliverance and preservation.

I love that word preservation; the origin of the word comes from the word to preserve. The word preserve means to keep alive or in existence; to make lasting: to keep safe from harm or injury; protect to keep up; to keep possession of; retain.

My grannie would preserve the fruit and vegetables she wanted to keep. God through His Son Jesus preserves us.

Salvation is God delivering us from troubles, insuring our welfare, providing for all of our daily needs and victory over trials in our lives and don’t forget forgiveness of our sin and eternal life in Heaven

All of this is found in the name of Jesus our salvation.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 24 - 31 days till Christmas
His name shall be Jesus #5

Matthew 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

The name Jesus means salvation. Salvation not only means being saved for heaven and being saved from hell but the word salvation also means deliverance from the power of sin in our lives.

Exodus 14:13 13 - - - Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever.

The Egyptians were holding the Jewish people in bondage. The Word came from God to His people saying “The Egyptians whom you see today you shall see no more”.

Who or what is the Egyptian in your life? What is that thing that is holding you in bondage? God says you will see that thing no more. I love that “YOU WILL SEE THAT THING NO MORE”. Salvation is deliverance - deliverance from the power of sin in our lives. Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Salvation – “For sin shall not have dominion over you - - - - “

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 23 - 32 days till Christmas
His name shall be Jesus #4

Matthew 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

“- - - - for he shall save his people from their sins”, the name Jesus means salvation. The word salvation means more than simply being saved from our sins or being saved for heaven.

(Psalm 62:6) 6 He (Jesus) alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.

Jesus alone, Jesus alone, Jesus alone, let me say it one more time “JESUS ALONE” is my Rock and my salvation, my fortress “Where I will not be shaken”.

Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name (SALVATION) JESUS.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 22 - 33 days till Christmas
His name shall be Jesus #3

Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

“And His name was called Jesus” The father was always the one who named the child. So we see here that it was not Mary who named the child nor was it Joseph who named the child. It was God who selected the name that was given to the child born of a virgin in the stable at Bethlehem.

“His name is to be Jesus”. This was the name given to Mary by the angel and Jesus was the name given to the angel by God the Father. So in this scripture we see God the Father who is saying “His name shall be called Jesus”.

We see in this scripture proof that Jesus truly is the Son of God.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 21 - His name shall be Jesus #2

Join me as I/we turn our thought to Jesus the Holy One sent of God bringing salvation to the world. Let us begin to prepare ourselves for this very special time of the year. This time of celebration, this time of CHRIST—mas.

Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

The Angel told Mary, “You shalt call his name JESUS”. Speaking in Hebrew the Angel said, Mary you shall call his name "YE-SHU-AH" which means "GOD SAVES" or "SALVATION".

JESUS was/is known as "YESHUAH". YESHUAH translated is Jesus. The name is pronounced different but it still means the same, “SALVATION”. The very name of Jesus speaks of God’s salvation.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 20 - 36 days till Christmas
His name shall be Jesus #1

From now till Christmas I will be posting in preparation for Christmas. I do this each year so I am sure you may have seen some or most of these posts before. It is my prayer that they will bless you again as they bless me each time I post them.

Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

In the Old Testament the name of God was considered to be so holy that they would not speak it or write it. For 1500 years, from Moses to Jesus, the name of GOD was never spoken throughout Ancient Israel except on Yom Kippur by the High Priest when he was alone in the innermost part of the Holy Temple.

When spoken it was referred to as "A-don-ai," meaning "Lord." When written a space was left open where the name was to be placed. Even today when a Jewish person writes the name of God the vowel is left out and is written "G-d"

I recall when I was a young boy I was taught that the name of Jesus was so holy that when it was spoken I was to bow my head. Nothing has changed the name of Jesus is still that holy.

Just a Christmas thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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November 19 – We received the promise

Hebrews 11:39—40 The author of Hebrews writes, " 39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.”

Hebrews 11 is what I call the Hero Chapter. It tells of great men of faith such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses. God tells of their commitment, their sacrifice, and their surrender to Him. These heroes were mocked, imprisoned, stoned, and even suffered death because of their faith. But there faith was strong and they held true to what they believed.

They had such great faith, dedication and commitment--yet we see from this scripture that Jesus had something better in mind for us.

On their side of the cross they had only a promise of the coming Mosiah on our side of the cross is the fulfilling of this promise. On their side of the cross they had only “Jesus is coming” our side of the Cross we have “Jesus is here”. On their side of the cross “was the law” our side of the cross “mercy and grace”. The law brought only condemnation, mercy and grace brought salvation.

Hebrews 11:40 “For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.” God placing us under mercy and grace by the death of Jesus on the cross also brought mercy and grace to them. We were saved by the blood of Jesus and they also had to be saved by the blood of Jesus.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 18 – Hero Chapter of the Bible

Hebrews 11:39—40 The author of Hebrews writes, " 39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us." .

In Hebrews 11 we read about the famous heroes of the Bible, I call this the Hero chapter. A good way to stay acquainted with the Bible is to name each chapter

For example
John 1 In the beginning
John 2 Jesus turns water into wine
John 3 Nicodemus – you must be born again
John 4 Woman at the well
John 5 Healing at the pool of Bethesda
Etc, etc, etc

It’s just a great way to know you’re the Bible

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 17 – The commandments of Jesus

John 14:15 Jesus said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments,"

The commandments of the Old Testament are ten and they were given to show us that we are sinners. Jesus keep the Ten Commandments for us therefor “- - - you are not under law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14) then He gave us new commandments.

The commandments of Jesus
1. "When you stand praying, forgive" Mark 11:25-26
2. "You must be born again" John 3:7
3. "Remain in Me and I will remain in you" John 15:4
4. "Let your light shine before men" Matt 5:14;16
5. "Settle matters quickly with your adversary" Matt 5:25
6. "Get rid of whatever causes you to sin" Matt 5:29-30
7. "Do Not Swear at All" Matt 5:34-37
8. "Giving More than is Demanded" Matt 5:40-42
9. "Love Your Enemies" Matt 5:43-45
10. "Give to Please God, Not to be Seen" Matt 6:1
11. "Pray Privately, Not to be Seen of Men" Matt 6:5-7
12. "This, then, is how you should pray” Matt 6:9-15
13. "Fast Without Fanfare" Matt 6:16
14. "Do not Store up Treasures on Earth" Matt 6:19-21
15. "Do not Worry about Your Needs" Matt 6:25-26
16. "Do not Worry about Tomorrow" Matt 6:34
17. "Place God First" Matt 6:33
18. "Do not Judge" Matt 7:1-2
19. "Guard what is Sacred" Matt 7:6
20. "Ask, Seek, and Knock" Matt 7:7
21. "Care for Those in Distress" Matt 25:34-36
22. "Enter Through the Narrow Gate" Matt 7:13-14
23. "Watch out for false prophets" Matt 7:15
24. "Exercise Spiritual Power" Matt 10:8
25. "Do not Despise Childlike Believers" Matt 18:10
26. "Do not Exalt Yourself" Matt 23:8-12
27. "Settle Disputes Between Believers in this Manner..." Matt 18:15-17
28. "Have Complete Faith in God" Mark 11:22-24
29. "Do as the Good Samaritan Did" Luke 10:30-37
30. "Love One Another" John 15:12
31. "Do this in Remembrance of Me" Luke 22:19-20
32. "Be Merciful” Luke 6:36
33. "Go and Make Disciples of All Nations" Matt 26:19-20
34. "Obey What I Command" John 14:15
35. "You Must be Ready" Luke 12:40

It is believed by most Bible Scholars that these commandments are most assuredly the Commandments of Jesus.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 16 – If you love me

John 14:15 Jesus said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments,"

It is one thing to keep the commandments out of fear of condemnation and another thing to keep the commandments out of love for Jesus.

Now I loved my mother very much and I would never say anything to dishonor her. In fact the Word gives warning about doing such.

Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

When my mother spoke I obeyed because I know what would happen if I didn’t. So I keep her commandments mostly out of fear. Not to say I didn’t love her or she didn’t love me but I know what would happen if I disobeyed.

Now my grandmother was another story. My grandmother could see nothing but the good in me. She never had anything but kind words for me. So I keep her commandments out of love for her. I wanted to please her.

I believe that this is what this scripture is telling us. We keep the commandments because we want to please Jesus.

In the Old Testament the commandments were keep out of fear of condemnation. In the New Testament the commandments of Jesus are keep out of love for Jesus.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 14 – Jesus cleaned up the mess.

Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Man’s problems began in the Garden when Adam sinned. Little did Adam know that his sin would bring about condemnation to the whole world? Little did Adam know that his sin would bring about a separation from God for all mankind?

Scripture refers to Adam as the first Adam and Jesus as the Second or Last Adam. Jesus came to restore what the first Adam messed up. Jesus came to clean up the mess that Adam made in the garden.

Romans 5:19 “For as by one’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” (right with God)

John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…” tells us that God/Jesus came as the second Adam to clean up the mess of the first Adam.

The first Adams sin brought condemnation and Jesus the second Adam brought redemption. The first Adam brought death the Second Adam brought eternal life. Jesus cleaned up the mess that Adam made.

Thank you Jesus

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 13 – Entertaining Angels

Hebrews 13:12 (NRSV) - Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

The scripture tells us that we are to “show kindness to strangers because they just might be angels”. Do you believe in angels? I do, I believe angels move in and around us all through the day, it’s simply that we are unaware of them.

Over and over in the bible it speaks of angels. I recall times in my life when someone showed up at just the right time and everything changed. Could it have possibly been an ----ANGEL?

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 12 – Let mutual love continue.

Hebrews 13:12 (NRSV) - Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Paul tells the church to keep on doing what they’ve been doing. It says “let mutual love continue”. It’s always good to hear when you’re doing something right.

Paul told the church to “let mutual love continue”. I was just wondering what Paul would say about us and our church.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 10 – God’s mercies anew every morning

Lamentations 3:22-23 22It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

"Great is God’s faithfulness”. God is faithful to provide a new supply of mercies each and every day." God supplies all the mercies we need for the entire day.

The dictionary tells us that Mercy is a compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person, compassion, pity, or benevolence. The discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone.

So you might say “mercy” is simply not receiving what we should receive. As a sinner we deserve death, “The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) but we receive eternal life, “But the gift of God (God’s mercies) is eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ” (Same verse). ”God’s gives us his mercy in the Lord Jesus Christ by not giving us death but by giving us eternal life.

Our walk with Jesus begins with God’s mercy and continues each and every day with God’s mercies. Over and over all day every day God gives us His mercies. A fresh supply of mercies every day.

Do you experience God's mercies afresh each day? Do you believe that you can experience God's mercies afresh each day?

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 9 – One day at a time Sweet Jesus

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I love the Christian song “One day at a time Sweet Jesus” I believe that this is the secret to achieving. It is living that one day at a time. When we look closely at this it is true that today is the only day that really matters. So today I will serve God, today I will pray, today I read my bible, today I will see the victory and when today is over I will put away today and tomorrow I will live in the new today. I can do it one day at a time.

I can do it today because “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 7 – Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Psalm 119:37 “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”

What does it mean when it says “preserve my life according to your word”?

A few Years back my wife and I went on a cruise. The first day out we were all called together to instruct us on what to do in case the ship was to sink. - - - Now that will put good thoughts in your mind.

Among other things we were shown where the life jackets where and how to put them on and inflate them. This scripture tells me that the Word of God is my life preserver.

Psalms 121:7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul.

Do you believe that your life can be preserved by the Word of God? Do you consider the Bible to be a "life preserver" in troubled waters?
Are we to hold on to God’s Word each and every day?

A lot of questions looking for a lot of answers

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 5 – Turn away from worthless things

Psalm 119:37 “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”

Recall the little song we sang as a child. “Be careful little eyes what you see”. That is what this Psalms is speaking of.

Are there things in our life that we are focusing our eyes on that are worthless? What does the word “worthless” mean? It means something that has no value.

Matthew 6:19-21 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Be careful little eyes what you see. The eyes are windows of the soul”.

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 4 – Jesus the light of the world

John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John does not say that the light WAS once shining in darkness. He tells us the light is shining in darkness. This is in the present tense. This tells us that this is still happening today. The Light of Jesus is still shining in darkness. This contrast between light and darkness fallows throw the entire book of John.

The world today is in darkness. In the midst of this darkness, a light continues to shine. It is the light of the gospel. It is the light of Jesus. It is the light that shines forth from Gods people -- the church.

This JESUS light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 3 – LIFE PRODUCES LIGHT.

John 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Life produces light. Now I would think it would be the other way around. I would think it would be light produces life. I recall once I tried to raise some plants from seed one of the things that I needed was light. Without the light life would not come into the seed.

This is true but what we see here is Life brings forth light. When we accept Jesus the giver of eternal life we receive this light. Matthew 5 :14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

It is this light, the light that comes to us with the new life in Jesus. It is this light that makes us able to understand things of God, live the life of God and do the works of God.

Jesus said, I am the light - - - John 8:12

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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November 2 – The Light of the Gospel in a World of Darkness

John 8:12 Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life."

Before we came to Christ we were walking in darkness but now with Jesus in our heart we are now able to see and understand the spiritual things of God. It is only when we partake of the life that is in Jesus that we are able to see things as they truly are.

The world says, "Seeing is believing." Jesus says “Believing is seeing."

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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October 31 – God breathed His breath of Life into Man

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

I love this part of the bible. It says that God bent over and put his mouth on man’s mouth and breathed his breath into man. The life in God entered into man and became the life in man. THE LIFE IN GOD ENTERED INTO MAN.

First God formed him from the very dust of the ground, and, second, He breathed His own breath into the nostrils of man. This makes man different from all of God’s other creations.

So, what is the breath of God? It is the life and power of God, given to man that makes Him a living being. It is also what makes man a being made in the very image of God (Genesis 1:27). The Hebrew word for spirit is ruach, which means “wind, breath, air, spirit.” This is also the same word used for the Holy Spirit.

God is eternal and the life of God is eternal. Therefor since God breathed His breath into man the spirit man also is designed to live eternal. I said the spirit man.

So our life or I should say our spirit man is not the product of our body, but is the gift of God’s breath or spirit. The life that was in God entered into man and man became a living soul, the image of God.

We are because the life that is in us is the life that is in God.

Man was not designed to die. Man was made in the image of God to live forever. It was sin that brought death unto man. So the big question would be, where are we going to live forever? Will it be with God or will it be - - - well?

Just a thought

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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