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April 20 - - - wisdom and prudence

Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;"

Where in: refers back to the grace mentioned in previous verse where it says “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

Grace is the “receiving of that which we do not deserve”. Because of our sin we deserve the wrath of God but God chose to give us forgives of sin through the blood of Jesus.

The entire first chapter of Ephesians shows us the grace of God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Over and over in the first chapter of Ephesians it tells us who we are and what we have received in Christ Jesus. God, in His grace, has provided everything that is needed, and more, to make His plan of salvation through Jesus work for the believer.

It goes on to say “Wherein he hath abounded” meaning to extend to the maximum. Not just a little bet of grace but the maximum amount of Grace.

Isn’t that just like God always doing everything to the maximum including His GRACE? - - - - - - In Christ Jesus.

Just a thought.

Note: My wife Anna and I will be married 59 years tomorrow April 21.

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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.

(Note: This will be the last post for about a week. I ask for your prayers.)


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4/19/15 9:50 A

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April 19 - - - “Through His blood”

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

It says “In whom we have redemption through His (Jesus) blood”. The payment for our redemption, our salvation was, made at the cross.

Hebrews 9:22 "Almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission". - - Without the shed blood of Jesus Christ there could be no forgiveness of sins!

We don’t talk much about the blood of Jesus anymore. When was the last time you heard a good sermon on the blood of Jesus? Some people get uncomfortable when we talk about blood in fact some denominations today have taken from their hymnbooks songs that speak of the "blood of Jesus". They believe that they are too primitive for today’s world and yet it was the very blood of Jesus that paid the price for our redemption.

The blood of Jesus was shed for the forgiveness of sins. The forgiveness of sin is the loosing of a person from that which not only separates a person from God but also binds him in captivity to that very sin.

How does the old hymn go?

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood 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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April 18 - - - In whom we have redemption

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Redemption meaning deliverance from sin; salvation, atonement for guilt, repurchase, as of something sold. paying off, as of a mortgage, bond, or note. Repurchase, paying off, as in the story I use to tell the children in children church years ago - - many years ago.

Once upon a time – all children stories begin with this – A young boy and his father built a small boat together. This young boy loved this little boat dearly. Everywhere he went he took this boat with him. One day he took his little boat to the ocean and as he was playing the boat drifted away from him and was lost at sea. Some fisherman caught the little boat in their nets and brought it to a little store and sold it to the shopkeeper.

One day as the little boy was walking through town he saw the little boat in the shopkeeper’s window. He told the shopkeeper how he and his father had made the boat together and how it was lost at sea.

The shopkeeper told the little boy that if he wanted the little boat he would have to punches it. So the little boy went home and got the money needed to buy back the little boat that was once his.

THE LITTLE BOY REDEAMED HIS LITTLE BOAT.

Oh by the way the story ends by the little boy saying. The boat is mine now two times. Once because I made it and again because I redeemed it.

Jesus redeamed us with his blood. Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death. Jesus paid this wage for us by His death on the cross.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Our redemption is also found in the Lord Jesus Christ

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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4/16/15 7:23 A

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April 16 - - - God predestinated us unto the adoption

Ephesians 1:5
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

God’s plan for our adoption was predestined or I could say predetermined before the world was created. God predestined that we be adopted and that our adoption would be made through His Son Jesus.

Let us begin by looking at this word predestined or predetermined. This does not mean that some ore predestined to be saved and others are predestined to be lost. What this does mean is that God predestined for all to be saved.

For God so loved THE WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son - - - . God so loved ALL THE WORLD not just part of the world. God’s plan is for ALL TO BE SAVED.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.

So you see God predestined all to be saved or adopted. God provided everything that a person needs to be saved in Christ Jesus. If a person is not saved it is against what God planed or predestined. God’s plan of redemption is in Jesus and the cross and this is what predestined all to be saved but this must be received.

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:

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

I love where it say that this is the good pleasure of God’s will. You know it makes me pretty happy also. ----- This also is done in Christ 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.


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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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April 14 - - -God’s Love

Malachi 12 “I have loved you,” says the LORD. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’

Many times when things happen in our loves that we don’t understand like a death or a sickness we fail to see Gods love. There are even times when we want to blame God and this is when we ask the question, “How have You love us?” What we most often fail to see is that the trauma did not come from God.

We know from the Word that death and sickness both come from sin, the sin of Adam in the garden. Romans 6:23 say’s “the wages of sin is death”. Had there been no sin there would have been no sickness or death.

So we say, “God how have you love us?” God has loved us by giving us life and then by giving us a new life in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ but not only did God give us life but He also provides for that life by giving us our daily needs.

So God loves us by giving but He also loves us by keeping.

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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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4/13/15 6:50 A

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April 13 - - -Holy and without blame.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

“That we should be holy and without blame”. Yes you and I have been chosen and yes you and I are holy and yes you and I are without blame. It is all hinges on “In Him and before Him in love”.

We stand before God in God’s love that is found in the Lord Jesus Christ. This being chosen and this holiness and this without blame all comes about in God’s love for us in Christ Jesus. John 3:16 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.

“God so loved the world” that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus) that He (Jesus) might take upon Himself the sin of the world (our sin) so that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but might stand before Him (God) chosen and holy and without blame in His (God’s) own love.

How’s that for love?

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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April 12 - - -Who we are In Christ Jesus

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

In Christ Jesus "I have been chosen" What does it mean to be chosen? The word chosen means to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: I love that “pick by preference”. I suppose we all recall when we were children and we played those games that children play, how excited we were when we were chosen. It tells us here that we were chosen by God before God even created the world.

Chosen and selected to be His. Now tell me if that doesn’t make you want to dance.

How can I a sinner be chosen and selected by such a Holy God? This is done by who we am in Christ Jesus. Everything we are is because Jesus is. When we look into the 1st chapter of the book of Ephesians we will see over and over that it says everything we are is because we are in Christ Jesus “Ephesians 1:4 According as He (God) has chosen us in Him (Christ Jesus) before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:”

So in Christ Jesus and in his death on the cross we have been chosen to be holy and without blame before God in love.

All I can say is WOW!

Just a thought - - - See you in 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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April 11 - - - Why

Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Why did some people love Jesus and why do some people hate Jesus? Why do some people hate us because we are followers of Jesus? It’s all about Light and Darkness.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Some things just won’t mix. Water will not mix with oil and Light will not mix with darkness. We are called to be the light of the world in a world of darkness.

We need to understand that not only will light not mix with darkness but light has power over darkness. When you bring light into a room the darkness must leave. Darkness must and will always submit to light. We are called to be that light, the light of Jesus in the world of darkness of sin.

Let your light so shine before man, that Light that has the power to overcome the darkness of the world, the light of Jesus.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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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April 10 - - - Respond with Love

Matthew 5:44 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;

The world expects you to respond with getting-even and when you respond with Love it does not know what to do.

So they treat you badly and you treat them with kindness. They try to hurt you and you do kind things for them. They curse you and you pray for them. This is how a Christion is to respond to an enemy and if we respond to an enemy in this way it just might be that our enemy might stop being our enemy and then again maybe not. But if they change or if they don’t change our reaction to them is always the love 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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4/9/15 6:35 A

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April 9 - - Knowing is not Receiving.

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:

The last couple day we have been talking about how “the wages of sin is death” and how God has a free gift for us in the lord Jesus Christ Today I would like to talk about the most important word that is found in John 1:12. That word is “receive”.

What does the word receive mean. The word “receive” means to take it as my own to make it mine. So if I were to tell you that I was going to give you a five dollar bill. You could believe that I was going to do this. You could believe that it was a five dollar bill. You could believe that this five dollar bill has the power to purchase things that you might want but the five dollar bill is not yours till you take it out of my hands and put it into your hands. You must receive it, then and only then do you have the five dollar bill.

The same with Jesus and the free gift of eternal life. You can believe in Jesus. You can believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sin. You can believe that the free gift of eternal life is in Jesus but you do not have Jesus nor do you have the eternal life that is in Jesus until you receive it. You must take Jesus as yours. It is as simple as saying I want Jesus to come into my life. It’s giving your life to the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a changing of direction. Walking after the world and the things of the world turning and now walking after God and the things of God. The bible calls this repentance.

You must take Jesus into your life and you do this by faith, by wanting and allowing Jesus into your life. When Jesus comes in eternal life also comes in.

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:

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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April 8 - -Free 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.

We talked yesterday about how “the wages of sin was death” and I do believe we can all agree that we all have sinned. It may not even be a big sin but it does not say that it needed to be a big sin. It says the wages of sin is death that would be any size sin even just a little lie.

We also talked about how death here is separation from God for eternity. Now today I would like for us to look at the second part of the verse. “But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Now what is a gift? A gift is something that we receive that we do not labor for. If we labor for it, do something in order to receive it then it is no longer a gift but a wage. That means that if is free you cannot and do not do anything to earn it. Now if I told you that I would give you something, say a bible, if you attended church next Sunday that would not be a gift because you would need to do something before you could receive it. You would need to attend church next Sunday that would make it a wage.

God said he has a gift for you and that gift is in Christ Jesus. Receive Jesus and you receive the gift. Take Jesus and His teachings into your heart or I could say life and you receive the free gift from God of eternal life.

“but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. That simply means that everything we need to receive eternal life has already been done for us in Jesus Christ and Jesus gives it to us as a free gift. The gift is in Jesus. Yes eternal life is in the person of Jesus and it is 100% free.

Eternal live is in Jesus. It’s as simple as this, RECEIVE JESUS AND YOU RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE.

Now how good is that?

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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4/7/15 6:16 A

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April 7 - - Why was it that the grave could not hold Jesus?

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

In Romans 6:23 it says “the wages of sin is death” that means that if you sin you will and must die. Now were speaking of a spiritual death, a separation from God for eternity. This was given to us from God and in all fairness God cannot change it. If God changed it one time God would be unjust to all the others that he condemned by death because of their sin. So it stand for all eternity that if you sin you must and will die.

Then along came Jesus who had not sinned. Jesus did not sin. Jesus did not sin even one time. Jesus lived a complete sinless life but Jesus was put to death. Jesus died who had not sinned. For the first time in all times a person, Jesus who had not sinned died. This upset the balance of heaven and this had to be made right. So God allowed the unjust death of Jesus to become our death. Jesus became our substitute death.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he (God) hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; - - - - Jesus became our substitute death.

This is why the grave could not hold Jesus and this is why the grave cannot hold us.

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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April 6 - - -Jesus lives

In Matthew 28:8 it tells us (New Living Translation) 8 The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very much afraid but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message.

Matthew captures the moment in a beautiful way...“And they departed quickly. They departed with fear and great joy running to bring his disciples the word that Jesus was alive.

The resurrection of the Jesus allows us to view death in a different way. Death is no longer the end of life it is the beginning. Death is no longer something that one must face with fear. Death is no longer the enemy to the followers of Jesus.

The devil thought he had won. He though he had killed Jesus by nailing Him to the cross. He had seen the limp, lifeless body of Jesus removed from the cross and laid in a tomb. He had seen the tomb secured, sealed, and guarded by Roman Soldiers.

Yet, to his "Surprise"! Death and the grave cannot hold the Son of God. Jesus had the authority to lay down his life but Jesus also had the authority to take it up again!

Today.........we worship and serve a Risen Savior. Jesus is alive.

As spoken by the words of this great hymn “HE LIV ES”

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.

Let me say that one more time. You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.

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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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April 5 - - - They came in tears and left rejoicing

Matthew 28:5-6 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

They came expecting to find the body of Jesus but instead they found an empty tomb. They came in tears and left rejoicing in gladness. We also often come to Jesus in tears and leave in gladness rejoicing. Finding the tomb empty they departed rejoicing. What a great way to leave a cemetery? Amen?

I don’t recall ever leaving a cemetery excited. We leave most often in pain crying. Even, if it’s not someone we were close to....excitement is not an emotion we usually feel leaving a gravesite...yet these ladies were excited!

The source of their excitement was the empty tomb. They had been told that Jesus had risen. Mark records that they left quickly and fled...and that they trembled and were amazed!

The resurrection of the Lord allows us to view death in a different way. Death for the believer is no longer the end of life it is the beginning. The Passion of Christ and his death would have been without meaning if it had not been for the resurrection.

Friday is always followed by Sunday and Good Friday is always followed by Easter Sunday. The death of Jesus is always followed by His resurrection

Jesus paid for our sins on the cross but He won the victory over death by His resurrection.

Happy Resurrection Sunday

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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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April 4 - - - They came expecting to find the body of Jesus

Mark 16:1-2 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

It tells us that “They arrived early”. These ladies didn’t arrive early in anticipation. They were not anxious to see the mangled body Jesus. After the crucifixion the body would not have been a very pleasant sight to see. Luke tells us that they had already seen the tomb where Jesus body was laid.

Luke 23:55-56 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.They had returned home where they prepared the spices, and ointments to anoint the body of Jesus according to the Jewish custom.

It was the custom to prepare the body (after cleansing) with various types of aromatic spices. Then the body would then be clothed in grave vestments made out of white linen. Then the grave linens were sewn together by women. No knots were permitted. No individual could be buried in fewer than three separate garments.

Starting at the feet, they would wrap to the neck. A separate piece would be wrapped around the head. The myrrh used was a drug which adheres so closely to the body that the grave clothes could not easily be removed.

Even though Nicodemus and Joseph had anointed the body of Jesus before placing it in the tomb it was done in haste and was not satisfactory enough for these ladies. So early in the morning on the day after the Sabbath while it was still dark, they left their homes and went to the tomb of Jesus. When they arrived they expected to find the body of Jesus but the tomb was empty.

Just when you think thing can get no worse the hand of God reaches down and changes everything. They expected to find Jesus dead in the tomb but they found the tomb empty and Jesus much alive.

Matthew 28:5-6 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

It was the worst of times that turned into the best of times. Jesus is alive and because of the cross and the blood of Jesus we too are very much alive in Jesus.


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March 13 - - - Love your enemies

Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

”And ye shall be hated of all men” Yes The world will hate us because of our faith in Jesus but how are we to respond to this hatred?

Matthew 5:44 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;

Jesus said, 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

Not only are we to love our enemies but we are also told to bless them, do good to them and to pray for them. Now this is against everything that we are made of.

We live in a get-even-world but as Christians we are not allowed this privilege. We are called by God to be His people of love

Just a thought

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Wife back in hospital from falling down steps last December. May be in and out for the next few weeks with my post. Pray for both my wife and I.

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March 7 - - -Followers of Jesus

Matthew 4:23-25 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

There were those that loved Jesus. It says that His fame went throughout Syria and there followed Him a great multitude of people from Galilee.

Why was Jesus fame spreading throughout Syria? Why did He have a great multitude of people following Him?

We find the answer in verse 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

Why do people today follow Jesus today? Why do we follow Jesus?

Just a thought

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March 6 - - -Jesus in us

“He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life” (1 John 5:12). “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians1:17). “Christ lives in me” (Galatians. 2:20).

Eternal life is ours by indwelling in Jesus the Son of God. When we put our faith in Jesus, we enter into Jesus and into His righteousness and Justification.

The Holy Spirit brings us into Jesus but the Holy Spirit also brings Jesus into us. “I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

Not only does Jesus say we are “in Him,” but He says, “I am in you.” Yes, we are “in Christ,” and Christ is in us the believer. Jesus Christ is resident in all who believe. “He that believes on the Son has everlasting life” because Jesus is our eternal life and Jesus who is eternal life is alive in us by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Now how good is that?

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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March 5 - - -Clothed in the garment of salvation

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

God clothes us with the robes of Christ’s righteousness and justifies us forever. So when we stand before God now God no longer sees our sin but God now sees only the Righteousness of Jesus. God has clothed us with the garment of salvation and has covered us with the robe of the righteousness of Jesus. Completely covered with Jesus. When God looks at us he sees nothing but Jesus and His righteousness.

Jesus said to His disciples, “After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

Jesus is the very righteousness of God. This righteousness of God is made unto us when we enter into Christ Jesus by faith believing.

I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

“In Christ Jesus” We are because Jesus is.

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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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March 4 - - - We also are justified.

Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

We receive the righteousness of Christ in Christ Jesus when we are joined to the Body of Christ in the new birth. This new standing with God is ours because of the righteousness of Jesus that has now been given to us.

Not only are we made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus but we also are justified.

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

When we are born into the Body of Christ we receive the righteousness of Christ that makes us right with God but we are also justified. The word justified means JUST AS IF WE HAD NEVER SINNED. So in Christ Jesus I now stand before God “JUST AS IF I HAD NEVER SINNED”.

It keeps getting better and better.

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March 3 - - - The infinite righteousness of God

1 Cor. 12:1313 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

When the sinner comes to Christ, he is born again, and the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, immediately enters his body and bears witness that he is a child of God. The Holy Spirit becomes a resident within this person and will never depart. Every Christian at that moment is perfectly and eternally joined by the Holy Spirit to the Body of Christ.

Now because of this uniting we now have a new standing before God and that is “the infinite righteousness of God” in Christ. The word righteousness means being right with God. We have this righteousness because it was given to us by Christ Jesus.

Yes Jesus took our sins to the cross and that in itself is great but there is even more. Jesus took our sins to the cross but he also gave to us “His righteousness”. So the righteousness that we have is the righteousness of Jesus and it is this righteousness that makes us right with God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 - For He (God) has made Him (Jesus), who knew no sin, to be sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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March 2 - - -The Body of Christ

1 Cor. 12:1313 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Before a person believed in Christ for salvation he or she is outside of Christ, and after he or she comes to believe in Christ he or she are then “in Christ”.

“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.”

This is a beautiful picture of the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit joins all believers together into one Body and that is the Body of Christ with Jesus Himself as the Head of this body. The Body of Christ is a Spiritual Body but it is also a Physical Body. Yes the Body of Christ is a Physical Body and we know this Physical Body of Christ as the church. Jesus is the head of His Spiritual body and Jesus is the head of His Physical body the Church.

In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20). The oneness of the Body of Christ. The oneness of the Spiritual Body and the oneness of the Physical Body.

What do you think?

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March 1 - - - Jesus said, You in Me, and I in You

Jesus said to His disciples, “After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:19-20).

Jesus was speaking of His death and resurrection. “After a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.”

Jesus indwelling in the Father and our indwelling in Jesus assures us of our salvation. Our indwelling in Jesus means that when Jesus went to the cross we also went to the cross in Jesus. When Jesus died for our sin we also died for out sin in Jesus but when Jesus rose from the dead we also rose from the dead in Jesus.

The incentive to live a sinless life is no longer fear of condemnation. Romans 8:1 tells us “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus”. We strive now to live the sinless life, not from fear of condemnation but that we might please the Father in Christ Jesus.

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

See you in Church

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February 28- - -Gods perfect plan
1 Peter 1:20 "He [Christ] was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God."

"Before the foundation of the world". The Bible tells us that even before God created the world and people in the world. Even before the first sin was committed God had already planned to send his son Jesus to redeem us.

Everything had to be in place. Nothing was done by chance. God had everything planed from the Shepherds in the field, to the angles, the star that led the wise men. From the decree that moved Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, even the inn keeper placing them in the stable. Every prophecy being fulfilled everything being in its place. After all this was planned right down to the smallest detail by God and it was all done before God created the world.

I don’t think we truly understand how awesome God truly is.

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February 27- - -Two men went to Pray

Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer. 11 The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer. 12 I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain. 13 And the tax-gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, have compassion on me, the sinner.

The prayer that God heard and the prayer that God did not hear. We see both prayers in the parable of the Pharisee and the publican (Luke 18:10-14).

Both men went to the same place, at the same time, for the same purpose, to pray. The Pharisee prayed in his religious pride. Not asking God for his needs but expecting God to answer because he thought himself worthy.

Look at what he had to say to God. I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer. I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain.

The Pharisee was telling God that he expected Him to answer his prayers because of who he was. God I'm not like other men. I am special. I treat everyone fare, I don't commit adultery, I fast twice a week and I tithe all my grain. Now God based on who I am I expect you to give we what I ask.

This is the prayer that did not and does not reach God.

Now let us look at the other prayer. The prayer that dose reach God.

The prayer of the publican. He came to God in great humility. The Pharisee tells God all the reasons God should answer his prayer the publican tells God all the reasons God should not answer his prayer. The publican tells God that he is a sinner and has no right to ask God for his need. The publican tells God that he is unworthy to even ask. Then the publican prays for the things that he has a real need for. He prays for forgiveness and mercy.

Jesus asked the question. Which of these prayers do you believe reached God?

Which prayer do you believe was heard by God and which of these prayer do you believe God answered?

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February 26- - -The Prayer that God does not hear

Psalm 66:18 - ‘If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear’.

There are two kinds of prayers. The prayer that God hears and the prayer that God does not hear.

The prayer that God hears. The prayer that when we pray we have the assurance that God will answer. All prayers that are heard by God are answered but not all prayers are heard by God.

Some prayers are answered our way and some are answered Gods way, we also have the prayer that God answers by saying no. Then we have the prayer that God does not answer at all simply because He does not hear the prayer..

Psalm 66:18 - ‘If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear’.

This passage shown that God does not hear the prayers of those who regard iniquity in their hearts, those who remain in sin. So before we pray we need to pray. So before we pray we first need to pray asking God to forgive the sin and the iniquity in our heart.

What do you think?

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February 25- - -Pray without ceasing

Genesis 4:26 - - - Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.

I am sorry to say that when thing are going well most of us never thinks about praying. So it is in our time of need that we turn to God in prayer.

Even people who calm that they do not believe in God when they find themselves in a threatening situation will turn to prayer. How does the old saying go “You will never find an atheist in a foxhole”.

Prayer makes a statement. By praying you are saying that you acknowledge there is a God. So if you are a believer and pray or if you are not a believer and pray you are saying that you believe there is a God.

You are saying that you believe in a God who is higher and greater than yourself. A God who is able to change the situation. A God who is able to bring healing.

So when things look like there is no solution we turn to this Higher Being God to do what we seem to be unable to do.

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February 24- - -The people called on the name of Jehovah

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.

There are all kinds of prayers that we pray. Prayers of thanksgiving, Prayers of praise and Worship, Prayers of intercession and Prayers of request.

Prayers of request, praying for our daily need I Believe that the first prayer that was prayed was prayed out of there need mostly because most often when we call upon God it because of a need.

Prayer first came from man because of their needs. Prayer has not changed much Prayer still most often still comes from man because of their needs. In fact most often this is the only time that most Christians pray.

Nothing wrong with praying out of our need in fact Jesus teaches us to pray “give us this day our daily bread” Matthew 6:11. What we need to understand is that this should not be the only time that we pray. The bible tells us that we should be in constant prayer, 1 Thessalonians 5:17.

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February 23- - -And The People Began To Pray

Prayer is as old as man himself. As long as man has been around there has been prayer. We see prayer first mentioned in the Old Testament as early as Genesis 4:26. That would be on about the third or fourth page of your Bible.

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.

And to Seth, now after Cane slue Able, Eve had another son whose name was Seth.

It says that people began to call upon the name of Jehovah. The people began to pray.

Prayer plays a very important part in a person’s life. It did then and it still does now. 4000 years later and we are still calling upon the Name of the Lord.

Thank God for the privilege we have as Christians to be able to approach the throne of Grace in prayer.

I thought for the next few days we might talk a little about prayer.

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February 22- - -Jesus is the perfect friend.

John 15:14-15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You are my friends if you do what I command you.

If we are to be a friend of Jesus, it tells us here that we need to walk in obedience to Him. You are my friends if you do what I command you.


What are the commands of Jesus? Love the lord my God with all thy hear, with all thy mind and with all they soul. The second is like unto the first that is to love thy neighbor as thy self.

Don’t you just love the old Hymn “What a friend we have in Jesus"?

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February 20 - - -A friend is able to forgive

Proverbs 17:9, “He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”
The Good News Bible says it like this. “If you want people to like you, forgive them when they wrong you. Remembering wrongs can break up a friendship".

Jesus said, "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven". (Mat 18:21-22)

A good friend will have a forgiving heart.

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February 20 - - -Friends are always honest and trustworthy.

Proverbs 27:6, “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

A friend will tell you the truth even if it hurts, because he or she wants what is best for you.

I have a few friends who will tell me when they think I am wrong. That often is not easy to do. A friend like this is very valuable. When you don’t share your concerns for someone because of fear of offending them you aren’t being a true friend.

Not only is a friend required to tell us when we are in the wrong but we also need to be able to accept it.

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

Wow, what do you think?

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February 19 - - -In order to have a friend you need to be a friend

Prov. 18: 24 "A man that hath friends must show himself friendly"

What can I say when everything has already been said? In order to have a friend we must first be a friend. Friendships doesn't just happen, it require work.

You cannot go into your house and board up the windows and lock the door and expect to have friends. Friendship takes an effort on your part. There used to be and old saying “Do something nice for at least one person every day”. It just might be if we did something like this we just might have many friends.

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February 18 - - -A friend is that person that is always there.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it's just too bad, because there is no one to help him.

No matter who we are we all will need help at one time or another. A friend is that person that is always there when help is needed.

Often today if you ask for help the first thing they ask is how much are you paying. Years ago when a neighbor built a barn the whole community was there to help. They would begin in the morning and at dusk the barn would be finished.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it's just too bad, because there is no one to help him.

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February 17 - - -Not everyone we call friend is really a friend.

Proverbs 18:24, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

I had a pastor once who said "don't tell just anyone your troubles. Only tell those that are able to help you. Too often what we shear in confidence turns into gossip.

So a friend is someone that we can trust with our most intimate secrets. Someone you can open your heart too and know it will be safe. In order to have a friend like this we need to be a friend like this.

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February 16 - - -What does the Bible Say About Friendship.

Proverbs 18:24, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

The term friend is used more the 100 times in the Bible. There are many examples in the Bible of friendships. David and Saul's son Jonathan is one of the best examples.

1 Samuel 18:1 -- When David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan and David became bound together in close friendship. Jonathan loved David as much as he did his own life.

Johnathan was the son of King Saul and at Saul's death was next in line to be King. David took the thrown away from Johnathan or I should say that God gave the thrown to David. This would have been enough to make anyone angry but Johnathan stepped aside and remained a friend to David.

Proverbs 18:24, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

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February 15 - - - In the NAME OF JESUS

The name of Jesus means salvation. The Angel said to Mary, “You shalt call his name JESUS” which means "GOD SAVES" or "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.

Not only is salvation found in the name of Jesus the very name of Jesus means salvation.

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February 14 - - -Love is
1 Corinthians Chapter 13 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails;

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February 13 - - - Salvation is also found “IN THE NAME OF JESUS”

John 1:12 But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on HIS NAME:

Wow what a verse. I have the power to “become sons of God”. (The word sons also include daughters of God).

That means that I am accepted into the family of God. I have the rights of a child in that family. I have all the rights that are given to a son or a daughter. I have the right to use the family name. In fact the family name becomes part of my mane. Let me say that again - - - The family name becomes part of my name. I have the right to use the name of Jesus because it has become part of my name.

John 1:12 But as many as received him (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

WOW! - - - The power that is in “THE NAME OF JESUS”.

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February 12 - - - All power is “IN THE NAME OF JESUS

There is over a hundred different names or titles for Jesus in the Bible but this still does not give us a total understanding of His name and how powerful the name of Jesus really is.

John 8:58 Jesus said, "Most assuredly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM."

John 6:35 Jesus said - - -, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 8:12 Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."

John 10:11 Jesus said, I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 11:25 Jesus said - - -, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

John 14:6 Jesus said - - - , "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

And these are only a few of many verses in the Bible proclaiming the power that is “IN THE NAME OF JESUS”.

Just how much power is in the name of Jesus? All the power in Heaven and all the power in earth can be found in the name of Jesus

And Jesus gives us the right to use His name.

All I can say is - - WOW!

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February 11 - - - Using the name of Jesus improperly

Exodus 20:7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain."

A friend of mine once told me that one day when his son was very young he was startled when he heard his son use the name of Jesus improperly. He said, I suppose he heard someone doing this and so he thought he might try it. He told his son that whenever he heard him use the name of Jesus it had better be in a prayer.

The power that is in the name of Jesus works both ways. It can be spoken in a blessing but it can also be spoken in a curse. Also when we use the name of Jesus to achieve our selfish gain we are in danger of using the name of Jesus improperly.

It tells us in the Book of James ----- James 4:3 "You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on yourself (your selfish wants, desires and needs)."

The word Vain means to use for selfish purposes. Vanity comes from this same Greek word that is used for vain. Vanity is when we become consumed with one’s self.

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February 10 - - - Pray in the Name of Jesus

John 16:23 “Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My Name He will give you."

How many times have we prayed using the words IN THE NAME OF JESUS? When we sit down to a meal we pray "In the name of Jesus". When we pray for our love one's we pray "In the name of Jesus" When difficulties come into our lives we pray "In the name of Jesus". Every time we pray we end the prayer by praying "In the name of Jesus" and rightly so but what does it mean when we “pray in the name of Jesus”?

When we pray the name of Jesus we are approaching the throne of God with the all the power and authority that is in Jesus. Jesus said, “whatever you ask the Father in My Name He will give you."

Jesus has given us the power that is in His name every time we use it. We can bless those around us by simply using this name but if were not careful we can also curse those around us simply by using this name.

Just speaking the name of Jesus has the power to change everything. There is power in the name of Jesus because there is power in Jesus the Son of God.

So when we pray “in the name of Jesus” we are not simply speaking words but we are speaking all the power that is in Jesus the Son of the Living God. ------ Now How Great Is That?

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February 9 - - - Praying the roof off

Mark 2:1-4 1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. 3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. 4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

This is a story of five men and their faith in Jesus. Jesus had come into town and had been received with open arms, so much so that the house was full. There were five men, more than likely good friends one of them being sick with the palsy.

These men had heard that Jesus was in town and had also heard of the miracles of healing that Jesus had performed. So these four men decided that they would take their sick friend to Jesus. They placed him on a cot and carried him to the house were Jesus was.

Upon arriving they found a large crowd of people at the house so much so they could not enter. Now the Bible does not tell us how many ways they tried to enter the house. All it tells us is that they were unable to reach Jesus. They must have tried the front door then the back door. They must have tried the windows. Then they must have tried pushing their way in only to find that they were unable to penetrate the crowd.

When all else failed they lifted the man to the roof and tore the roofing off making a hole big enough to lower the man in. They were determined to get their friend to Jesus. They weren’t about to take no for an answer even if it was going to cost them the price of a new roof.

How persistent are we when we pray? The reason these four men were so persistent was because they know that if they reached Jesus their friend would be healed. If we had this much faith and if we truly believed that God is a God of healing I don’t believe we would stop praying until we received from God. I believe we would be like the four men that tried every way possible even to the point of tearing the roof off in order to get to Jesus.

How many roofs have we torn of lately - - praying?

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February 8 - - - When the Storm comes your house will stand

Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Then when the storm comes, and the storms will come, the Bible tells me that the house built on the sand will fall but the House built on the Rock will stand.

In the parable each house is built in preparation of a storm and we all know the storm will come. I heard it once said that we are either coming out of a storm, in the midst of a storm or going into a storm.

No better place to be in a storm then anchored to the rock, Jesus the Rock of Ages

The Storms will come.

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February 7 - - - Use good blueprints in BUILDING YOUR HOUSE

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Use a good set of blueprints. Know what kind of house you want to build and use the best blue prints that you can find. Follow the plans doing everything the way it should be done. You wouldn’t have much of a house if you only look at the blueprints once a week for one hour on Sunday. You need to search it out daily.

We also need to follow the plan that God has given us on how to build our life. The Bible is the Christians blueprints. How does the Bible say that I should handle this? How should I respond to this? When the storm comes how and what should I do?

You do know the storms will come.

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February 5 - - -- - You may need help BUILDING YOUR HOUSE

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

There may be times we will need help with the building of our house. You may need someone to give you advice or hold a board in place. There may be things in the building you don’t understand or just don’t know how to do. Then you may need to help others with the building of their house.

The Christian walk sometimes is not easy. Encourage one another and build each other up, just as it tells us in.--1 Thessalonians 5:11.

There will be times when we need others to help by praying. There will be times we need good Christian advice, someone to talk to about the storms in our lives. There will be times when we need others to just be there for us, to encourage us as we strive to live the Christian life.

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February 4 - - Choosing the best material for BUILDING YOUR HOUSE

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Material

When we build our house we need to use good material, the best lumber and brick good flooring and carpet, the best cabinets in the kitchen, picking and choosing the very best, after all this is our house.

It’s the same with our lives. We need to choose only the very best like being part of a good Bible believing church, having a good prayer life and spending time in God’s Word, after all this is our house.

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February 3 - - The parable - - House built on the Rock

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

When building a house the first thing you look at is location. A person will sometimes look a long time trying to pick the right place to build their house.

Jesus tells us of two builders and how each chose different locations for building. One chose a location you might say would at the beach. Now this sounds like a great place to build. Every day you play in the sand or walk along the beach but the beach is not a very good place to be when a storm comes in from the ocean.

Jesus tells us that the other builder built upon a rock. Rock is not a very easy place to build. To build on rock requires a lot of work. You would need to do some drilling or even blasting in order to set the foundation.

Jesus was speaking of our lives and what we build our lives upon. Some build on things that are temporal like money or their jobs, friends and a good time. These are the ones who are like the man that built on the sand. Then there are those that build their lives upon a rock. Jesus is the rock.

One thing they both have in common in this parable. They are both building in preparation for a storm and you can be sure the storm will come. I heard it once said that we are either coming out of a storm, in the midst of a storm or going into a storm.

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February 2 - - - God knows best

Isaiah 48:17 - This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

No one likes to be told what is best for them. I recall when I was growing up my mother use to tell me, “she would say now this is for your own good” and I know when she said this that I wouldn’t like what she was about to say. Even though I know I would not like what she was about to say I know that she had my best interest at heart. I could put my trust in her because I know she loved me.

God is telling us that He knows what is best for us. He tells us in this scripture “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you”. Isn’t it great that we can put our trust in God knowing that He will direct us in the way that is right. Isn’t it even greater knowing that God always has our best interest at heart.

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February 1 - - - A hard working church

Rev 2:1-3 To the angel of the church in Ephesus say: These things says he who has the seven stars in his right hand, who is walking in the middle of the seven gold lights: 2 I have knowledge of your doings, and of your hard work and long waiting, and that you will not put up with evil men, and have put to the test those who say they are Apostles and are not, and have seen that they are false; 3 And you have the power of waiting, and have undergone trouble because of my name, without weariness.

Sounds like a good hard working Church doing all the right things but look at what Jesus has to say about this church.

Rev 2:4 But I have this against you, that you are turned away from your first love.

They had moved away from that first altar. That love affair that they once had with Jesus. They had become so engrossed in what they were doing, and what they were doing was good, but they forgot why they were doing it. They left their first love. They were in love with what they were doing and not in love with Jesus the one they were doing it for. Jesus is telling them that they need to go back to that first alter.

Do we need to go back to that first alter? Back to that time when we first ask Jesus into our live. Do we need to renew that commitment and that joy that was ours when we first met Jesus?

I'm not asking you to be saved again because I don't believe you need to. I am asking you to renew what took place that special day at that special time at that very special first alter.

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Lord I come before you now asking you to forgive me for drifting away from that closeness that I had at that first altar when I first asked you to come into my life. I want to renew that commitment. Lord I ask you again to fill my heart with your love and you’re forgiveness. I ask you to keep me forever close to you and that first altar.

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January 31 - - - Moving away from our first alter

Often as we travel throw life we often move away from that first alter, that altar of salvation. That altar where we first met with God. We can get so evolved in church and the things about church or just the thing in everyday living that sometime we find ourselves moving away from that first alter. I heard it once said if you have ever been closer to God then you are right now then you have back slidden.

I was watching a TV show the other night, it was Sanford and Son you know, the junk yard man. Lamont and Fred’s girl friend gave Fred a pool table for his birthday. Fred became so engrossed in the pool table that he neglected both his girlfriend and Lamont. He became so engrossed with the gift that he neglected the giver.

Can we become so engrossed with our Gift from God that we neglect God the giver?

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January 30 - - - I Often go back to that first alter.

Now the church building is gone where I met with God at that first alter. The building has been torn down but the altar is still their because the altar is not the building but that time when I met with God and gave my life to Him.

I often go back to that first alter to that commitment I made to God. That commitment I made allowing God to come into my life.

Each time I take that trip back to that first alter I renew the joy that was mine then and is mine now. I go back not to be saved again but to renew the commitment that I made with God. That commitment of allowing Jesus to come into my life, giving Jesus Kingship in my life.

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January 30 - - - Altar of salvation

I would like to tell you of the first altar I built. That was the day I asked Jesus to come into my life and to be my Lord and Savior.

I have always known about God as long as I can remember. I believed that if I was good that God loved me and if I was bad that God did not love me. I believed that if I lived a good life and asking God to forgive me when I sinned then I would go to heaven. I believed that if I was bad and sinned then I would be going to hell.

Based on what I believed I lived one day going to heaven and other days going to hell. So one day, looking at my life I came to a decision that I was going to hell more days than I was going to heaven. So I decided, why should I even try – it was obvious that I was going to hell. There was no way I was going to make it into heaven.

So I stopped, I stopped praying, I stopped going to church but I don't think I ever stopped believing in God. I just felt that I could never be good enough for God to love me.

Then one day a friend invited me to his church. We need to invite friends to church. I hate to think where I would be if my friend Larry had not invite me to his church.

That night at church I met God at that first altar. I had known about God but I had never really met God, big difference between knowing about God and knowing God. I knelt before God at my first altar and give myself to Him. I simply asked Jesus to come into my life.

I prayed this prayer. I prayed Lord I need to talk to you. Lord you know what I am and you know I’ve tried to be the person you would have me to be many times and each time I failed. So the only think I can do is to tell you that if you can do anything with me – if you can change me then I give you permission to do so. Lord I give myself to you.

And what do you think happened? Jesus did. Jesus came into my life that night and He did change me. I became that new person. That night Jesus wrote my name in the Lambs Book of Life.

I met Jesus at that first altar at that altar of salvation.

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January 28 - - - The altar of God


Psalm 43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

We don't use the term altar much anymore. We don't talk about the altar in the church. We don't talk about the altar in the home. We talk about everything today except the altar.

An altar is that place where you meet with God. It could be a bench in back of the building. It could be a chair in your room. It could be a place at the foot of your bed.

Everyone needs an altar in their life. That place where you meet with God. That place where you can be away from the world and alone with God. In the Gospel of Matthew the altar is called a prayer closet.

Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly

The good news bible says it like this. “But when you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you”.

I love that - - - Go to your room, close the door, and spend time with God.

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January 27 - - Put your trust in the Lord

Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I once saw a picture of a street sigh showing two directions. One direction was marked MY WAY and the other direction was marked GODS WAY. We often come to this place in our lives. A place when we must choose which direction we are going to go.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Trusting on your own understanding is not always the best way to go. The Word of God tells us that we are to 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; - - - -. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

We are faith people and we don’t base our life on “our own understanding”. We place our trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him as God who will show us and direct us on the right path.

Don’t you just love the Word of God?

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January 26 - - Jesus said “I am come that you might life”

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

“The thief cometh not, but to steal”. How does the devil go about doing this? He does this by destroying the moment we are living now.

The only moment that is alive is the moment that we are living now. The moment that we just lived is gone and the moment we are about to live has not yet been birthed so the only moment that is alive is the now moment and it is the only moment that counts.

So how does the devil steal the moment we are living now? He does it by worry or guilt. Worry is being anxious about what might happen tomorrow. So we destroy the now moment by worrying about something that most likely will not even happen.

The other way the devil steals the now moment is guilt. Looking back and seeing things in the past that we have done wrong or have wronged another person. We can do nothing about yesterday. Yesterday is gone and we need to put it away. Ask God to forgive you and then forgive yourself.

The only moment that is alive in the now moment. Don’t let the devil have it. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and take that abundant life that Jesus is offering you. Jesus said “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly”.

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January 25 - - A Spiritual Mind is a Happy Mind

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Happiness comes from having our mind filled with the right thoughts. If we fill our minds with gloom despair and agony on me then you will have gloom despair and agony on me.

If we are always looking at what we don't have then we will never have what we should have.

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8 Think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report. If there be any virtue, praise, think on these things.

In other words “you are what you think”

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January 24 - - Happiness is

Psalm 40:16 Let those that seek (God) rejoice and be glad.

When I turn on the T V I am told that if we buy this make of car I will be happy. If I eat this certain hamburger I will be happy. If I wash my hair with this shampoo I will be happy. Will I have new for you this has nothing to do with being happy this has to do with selling merchandise.

Happiness Comes From Inner Contentment. Abraham Lincoln said, "People are about as happy as they make up their minds they want to be" Someone else once said, "No man is happy who does not want to be" It's not the place or the condition, but it is the mind alone that make a person happy or unhappy.

The Bible tell us that happiness can be found in our relationship with Jesus. That when we enter into that perfect relationship with Jesus we will have that inner peace that brings about happiness.

“Let those that seek (God) rejoice and be glad”.

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January 23 - - As for as the east is from the west

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Yesterday we spoke of God remembering our sins no more. Today I would like to look at the fact that God separates us from our confessed sins as for as the east is from the west.

At the time that this was written only God know that the world was round or I should say a globe. So no one had the knowledge to know that the east would never meet the west. You can travel east forever and never meet the west. Not so with the north and the south. If you were to travel north when you reach the North Pole you are no longer be traveling north now you are traveling south or I could say north has meet the south.

How did the author of this Psalm know this if it had not been given to him by the Holy Spirit?

God did not say that He separates us from our confessed sin as for as the north is from the south He said as for as the east is from the west.

How awesome is this?

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January 22 - - God does and does not remember!

Genesis 8:1 - - "But God remembered Noah and all the animals in the boat."

I like this "But God remembered" but there are times when God does not remember. It tells me that God does not remember our sin once we have asked forgiveness. It tells me in Hebrews 8:12 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

God will never bring your confessed sin to remembrance. If I were to ask God about a sin of yesterday He would tell me that He does not knew what I am talking about. God does this because He chooses too.

But here in this scripture God choose to remember. Noah did as God had commanded and God chose to remember Noah’s obedience.

What has God chosen to remember about us?

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January 21 - - God is not deaf

Isaiah 65 v 24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call I will answer and while they are yet speaking I will hear.

There were these two boys who lived with their Grandma. They were about to go to bed but before they went to sleep the two of them prayed. The older son prayed about the day he had and about everything he had done. The younger son then started to pray, he prayed much louder than his elder brother, he prayed for bikes and toys, and when he finished the older brother asked him "Why are you praying so loud? God is not deaf" and the younger son responded by saying" Yea but Grandma is" (author unknown)

Well Grandma might not be able to hear very well but God hears every prayer that is prayed.

"God always listens whenever we pray,
He's never too busy to hear what we say.

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January 20 - - Knowing the Word of God

Matthew 22:29 Jesus replied, You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

Just how important is it for us to know the Word of God? It says here in this scripture that in order to know the power of God it is important to know the Word of God. How can we live and move in God’s power if we do not know God’s Word?

2Ti 3:16 -17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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January 19 - - God is our buckler

Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

This is a very interesting verse especially the last part. “He (God) is a buckler to them that walk uprightly”. To understand this we must first know what a buckler is.

A buckler is a hook found on the side of a warriors shield. It is place their so that the warrior can hook his shield onto his fellow warriors shield. When this was done among a group of warriors it formed a wall of protection.

It says “God is a buckler to them that walk uprightly”. I can’t think of any one I would rather have my shield hooked on to them the almighty God.

The word almighty means full of all might.

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January 18 - - Visions and Dreams

Act 2:17 - - - And your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

When I was young I had all kinds of visions. I had a vision that I would have a family and a good job. That I would do well in my job and someday become the boss or maybe have a business of my own. That’s what young people do, they have visions.

But I am not young anymore, now I’m the old man and I no longer have a vision. I now have dreams. I spend most of my time dreaming about how it was when I was young. Dreaming of the good times and the bad times. Am I the only one that does this dreaming?

But we have to be careful about dreaming. It can sometimes bring us to a place where we no longer have a vision. We often begin to think that we no longer have a future that life is over.

God did say that old men would dream dreams but He did not say we could not still have a vision.

Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish”

So if you are young continue to have your vision and if you are old continue to have your vision.

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January 17 - - God knows what is best for us

Acts 3:6 Peter said [to the man], "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.

"WHEN my children were young and wanted a toy, I often heard, "But I need it!" As children of our heavenly Father, we are no different. Sometimes what we think we want is not at all what we need.

The beggar who was laid at the temple gate thought his greatest need was money. He had been crippled since birth and had no way to earn income for life's necessities. So, he begged for money.

Had Peter and John given the man money, his immediate need would have been met, but his life would not have changed. The next day he would have been back at the gate again, begging. Instead, God saw the man's real need -- his need for physical and spiritual healing. The beggar left the gate that day a changed man, praising God. He could walk! He received not what he asked for but what he needed.

Our heavenly Father often goes beyond what we ask. He gives us what we need and not what we want.

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January 16 - - Mercy not Justice

Psalm 17:1 - LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help.

The New Covenant is a cry for mercy not justice. Jesus keep the law for us therefore we have been Justified – Just as if we had never sinned.

That word justice frightens the dickens out of me. Romans 6:23 tells me that the wages of sin is death so a cry for justice is a cry for death but Romans 6:23 also speaks of the grace of God when it tells me “the gift of God is eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ”.

The word grace means a gift. If I work for it then it is no longer grace but a wage and the wage always calls for justice and the justice for the wage of sin is always death.

So my cry is not for justice but for mercy and this mercy is found in the Lord Jesus Christ. When you receive Jesus into your life by faith you are receiving the mercy of God because “the gift of God is eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ”.


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January 15 - - God is Pure Light

James 1:17 "Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, God never changes or casts shifting shadows."

The first thing we see in this verse is that “whatever is good and perfect comes from God”. That means that whatever is not good and perfect does not come from God. If it does not come from God where does it come from? I think we all know the answer to this. So why do we keep blaming God for things that keep happening in our lives.

Romans 8:1 for there is there for now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. It also tells me in James 1:17 ----God, never changes or casts shifting shadows."

Think about it - God is a God of no shadows, Pure light Unchanging light. I like the thought of God having no shadows... Of course, this also means we can't hide from God in His shadow! He knows and sees everything we do.

Praise God for his unchanging, un-shadowed pure Light! The light that shows us the things of God and the way of eternal life.

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January 14 - - Jesus is the light of the world

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

If I were to try to remove all the darkness from a room I would not use a bucket, scooping up the darkness and throwing it out a window. That is not how you would remove darkness from a room. The same thing holds true for sin in our lives. No matter how hard I try I cannot rid sin from my life.

How do you remove darkness from a room? Yes - - you turn on the light. The same is true with our lives. If you want to remove sin from our lives you turn Jesus on “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

In the same way light has power over darkness Jesus has power over the darkness of sin.

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January 13 - - Disagree and still be friends

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Can two people disagree and still be friends? I believe the answer is yes. If this were not true then I believe we would have no friends at all because I am sure that each of us disagrees on something.

Sometimes this is the reason a person tries to tear a person down. If two disagree it most likely one of them are wrong. I have been wrong many times. I have changed my thinking on things many times. Why not instead of becoming upset and trashing someone simply because you disagree with them why not pray for them.

Prayer has the power to do two things. It has the power to change the person were praying for and it also has the power to change the person that is praying.

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January 12 - - God is my strength

Habakkuk 3:19 The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places.

Every once in a while you will see something in the scriptures that you have read many time but never really seen what it was saying. This is one of those scriptures.

The hind foot is what keeps the animal stable as it walks in high difficult places. It tells me that God is my strength and gives me the ability to walk in difficult places. I don’t know about you but I have walked in many difficult places and had it not been for God I don’t think I could have made it.

Thank God for “He has made my feet like hinds’ feet”

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January 11 - - A word of encouragement

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Why is it we are always talking down everything around us? We are always looking on the bad side of a person instead of finding the good in them?

The Word of God says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth”. We are to be a help and not a hindrance. We are to speak words that will encourage. We are to build up a person and not try to tear them down.

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January 10- - Two questions Jesus asked

Matthew 16:13 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, [i]Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

We see Jesus asking two questions here. The first being “who do other people say that I am”? If we were to ask this question today we would receive all kinds of answers. Some would say that Jesus is simply a character in a novel written a long time ago. Other would say that He was a great teacher. Still some would say that he is Christ the Son of the Living God.

The next question was “who do you say that I am”? This makes it personal. What kind of relationship do I have with Jesus? Do I only know about Jesus or do I know Jesus as my personal savior.

I think we could go just one more question and that would be “who does Jesus say that I am”. Again I think this depends on my relationship with Jesus. If I have a personal relationship with Jesus then Jesus would answer “YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD.

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January 10- - Two questions Jesus asked

Matthew 16:13 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, [i]Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

We see Jesus asking two questions here. The first being “who do other people say that I am”? If we were to ask this question today we would receive all kinds of answers. Some would say that Jesus is simply a character in a novel written a long time ago. Other would say that He was a great teacher. Still some would say that he is Christ the Son of the Living God.

The next question was “who do you say that I am”? This makes it personal. What kind of relationship do I have with Jesus? Do I only know about Jesus or do I know Jesus as my personal savior.

I think we could go just one more question and that would be “who does Jesus say that I am”. Again I think this depends on my relationship with Jesus. If I have a personal relationship with Jesus then Jesus would answer “YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD.

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January 9 - - Put your trust in God

Psalm 20:7 7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

If I were to paraphrase this verse I would have it to read like this. Some trust in their job and some trust in their money but I will remember and trust in the Lord my God.

When we put our trust in God it means that when the job is gone and when the money is gone we will still be provided for. Our provision does not come from our job or our money it comes from God. It’s great to know that we can put our total trust in the Lord our God and that He will take care of us.

Simply let go and let God.

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January 8 - - With God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Wow - - you could build your life on this one verse. What is impossible for man is possible for God. The bible tells us this same truth over and over.

Genesis 18:14 - Is anything too hard for the LORD?
Job 42:1-2 - Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do everything....
Jeremiah 32:17 - Ah Lord God! ... There is nothing too hard for thee.
Jeremiah 32:27 - Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for the Lord?;
Matthew 19:26, Mark 10:27 - With God all things are possible.
Luke 1:37 - For with God nothing shall be impossible
Luke 18:27 - The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

I heard it once said “the impossible is what God does best”.

So my question would be how many times do we have to be told something before we start believing it?

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January 7 - - Mustard seed faith

Matthew 17:20 Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible”

How much faith does it require to bring about a miracle? Jesus said it take faith only the size of a mustard seed. You just have to direct your faith in the right direction. Not on the miracle but on the giver of the miracle. You can focus your faith on that mountain all day and nothing will happen. You must have faith that God is a God of miracles and that with God nothing is impossible. That is when we see the mountain move.

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January 6 - - - Just as you are

Romans 5:8 (NIV) - God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

We pick and choose those that we like and those that we dislike. Most often the ones we like are those that live up to a standard that we have set for them. This is most often based on their behavior. But this is not true with God for it tells us here in this scripture that “while we were still sinners Christ died for us.

Christ did not wait till we came up to His standards. Christ died for us just the way we were but He did not intend for us to remain that way. He wants us to grow into the likeness of Him.

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January 5 How many times should I forgive?

Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” 22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

Now I don’t think that this is an unreasonable question? How many times should I forgiving a person when they keep doing the same thing over and over again.

Peter said, should I forgive them seven times. That was the number required under Jewish law. But Jesus said no not seven times but seven times seventy times. Now if my arithmetic is right that would be 490 times. Now does that mean that when I have forgiven 490 times then I no longer need to forgive? I don’t think so. What I think Jesus is saying is this that if we are counting the number of times we have forgiven then most likely we have never forgiven at all.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

It tells us in the above verse “keeps no record of being wronged”.

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January 4 Love is

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Love is very one sided. Love does not depend on the other person. It does not say that love is not rude as long as the other person is not rude. It does not say Love does not demand its own way as long as the other person does not demand their own way.

Love is all these thing even if the other person is not.

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January 3 - - - Soar like an eagle

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

Those who hope or trust in the Lord shell renew their strength. Renew means to be made new again. When I see the word renew I think of these car shows were they take these old car and renew them or restore them. They take the worn pieces off and clean all the rust off and replace them with new or newly repainted parts until the car look just like it did when it came off the assembly line. Brand new.

The Word of God tells us that when we become a Christian we become renewed. Everything that does not look like Jesus is taken off and replaced with everything that looks like Jesus. The bible says we are “being made into the very image of Jesus” a new creation in the Lord Jesus Christ. The 3rd chapter of John says we are born again.

That in itself is enough to make a person “soar on wings like eagles; run and not grow weary, walk and not be faint”.

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January 2 -- Listen carefully to my words.

Proverbs 4:20-22 - New Living Translation
20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. 21 Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 22 for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.

This proverb is referring to the Word of God. It tells us to do four things. It says for us to pay attention to God’s Word. Then it tells us to listen carefully to it. It goes on to say don’t lose sight of it. Then it tells us to let it penetrate deep into our heart.

Now this verse also comes with a promise. If we do this then the Word of God will bring life and healing to the whole body.

There is power in God’s Word.

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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’s 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 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.

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


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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.

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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 that 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?

What do you think?

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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. “- - -old things have passed away”.

If you are in Christ you are now a New Creation. The past has “passed away” and we 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.

The New Year gives us a feeling of having a new start and a new beginning. Jesus does not give us a feeling of a new beginning Jesus gives us a new beginning.

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

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that our church family will be united in our worship of God, fellowship with one another, and ministry to the community. Ask God to help believers confront and remove issues and problems that threaten this unity.


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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”.

What do you think? - - - See you in Church

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Thanks for sharing, good message

God is good ! He is with us always, in the valleys and the mountain tops, Praise Him !


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December 27 - - God said “I have for you”

As we approach the New Year our thoughts turn to what lye’s ahead in this coming year.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Wow look at all the jewels found is this scripture, plans for us to prosper, plans not to harm us, plans to give us hope, plans to give us a future and I thought Christmas was over. God keeps on giving and giving and giving. Wow what a great and glorious God we have.

I believe God does have a plan for our lives. It says prosperity, hope and a future. How do we measure prosperity? Do we measure it by the amount of money we have or how successful we are or do we measure it by the peace, happiness and contentment we have in our lives.

The King James Version of this scripture says
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Don’t you just Love the Word of God?

What do you think?

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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.

What do you think?

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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 Look. 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 - - -Ann and Herb


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December 24 - - God’s gift to us for Christmas

Luke 2:10-11 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.

Did you see what I just saw in this scripture? It said “I bring YOU good tidings of great joy”. The word God uses here is “YOU” that would be YOU and that would also be ME. We are the ones to receive this good tidings of great joy.

It goes on to say “unto YOU is born --- a Savior” There it is again that word YOU. Again it is speaking to YOU and also ME. If the two of us were the only ones that God had ever created the Angles would have still brought the good tiding of great joy announcing the birth of Jesus.

Happy Christmas Eve

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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