Archive for August, 2012


Strategic Positioning

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”
(Acts 18:9, 10 NIV)
The Lord strategically positions other believers around us to protect and help when the difficult times come. This is one of many reasons the Bible instructs us to fellowship and congregate with one another. We serve the One true Living God who never fails us in our time of need.

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No Record

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“Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged”
(1 Corinthians 13:5)
When we ask Jesus to wash away our sins by His precious blood God no longer keeps a record of our offenses towards Him.

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Precious Hearts

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts.
(Proverbs 17:3 AMP)
Blacksmith’s use the heat of the flame to their advantage when working with precious metals. The furnace melts the hard metal into a liquid form causing the impurities hidden deep within to arise to the surface for removal. The Lord uses difficult life situations as a fiery furnace when working with the precious hearts of His children. The flames of personal conflict melt away the hardness of our hearts causing unrighteousness thoughts or behaviors to arise to a conscious level of awareness for removal through repentance.

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Giant Killers

During another battle at Gob, Elhanan son of Jair from Bethlehem killed the brother of Goliath of Gath. The handle of his spear was as thick as a weaver’s beam! In another battle with the Philistines at Gath, they encountered a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in all, who was also a descendant of the giants. But when he defied and taunted Israel, he was killed by Jonathan, the son of David’s brother Shimea. These four Philistines were descendants of the giants of Gath
(2 Samuel 21:19-22 NLT)
David learned how to fight Goliath the giant and God gave David the victory. Goliath also had four brothers. David supervised the victory over these giants as the younger warriors in his army defeated them. David was an experienced giant killer and so he was able to instruct the next generation how to defeat them in battle. We all have to face different giants during our lives. A giant creates fear in our thoughts through intimidation. In this family of giants are worry, doubt, depression and illness. God gives us the victories over these giants as we stand in faith on the promises of God’s holy Word. In order to instruct others in the strategies of giant killing we have to first experience fighting the giants ourselves to celebrate God’s miraculous deliverance.

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Real Love

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:7
Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross to demonstrate real love.”

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Triune Universe

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(Genesis 1:1 NKJV)
The physical universe is “temporal”—its physical characteristics are defined qualitatively and quantitatively in and by time, space, and matter.(1) The phrase “In the beginning” corresponds to time. The reference to “the heavens” represents space and “the earth” indicates matter. Time is qualified in three as past, present and future. Space is quantified in three by length, width and height. Matter exists in three forms as solid, liquid and vapor. The triune Creator-God (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit) purposefully stamped His triune signature in the time-space-matter triune universe as recorded in the very first verse of the Bible. “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” (Romans 1:20 NLT)
(1) http://www.icr.org/first-cause/

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Flourish Like Foliage

He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
(Proverbs 11:28 NASB)
Foliage flourishes depending completely on the rains that fall and the sun that shines to promote new growth. We trust completely in the Lord who rains His blessings down and shines the light of His Word in our hearts for new life.

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Bound

You are not the same as those who do not believe. So do not join yourselves to them. Good and bad do not belong together. Light and darkness cannot share together.
(2 Corinthians 6:14 NCV)
An unbeliever is someone who does not have complete faith in God’s Word and therefore does not believe in the plan that God has for our lives. They will not help us fulfill the purpose that God has created us for. Entering into agreement with unbelievers in business arrangements, friendship or matrimonial relationships can bind our faith in complacency violating the covenant we have with God. “Leave those people, and be separate, says the Lord. Touch nothing that is unclean, and I will accept you.” (2 Corinthians 6:17 NCV)

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Pests In The Night

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Hebrews 13:4 ESV)
Mosquitos in the night.
Awake us with their bite.
The wrong friend is like this pest.
That disturbs our rest.
Don’t follow them where they go.
Swat them away and tell them no.
Or our lives end up in a mess.
With many sins to confess.

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We Have a Voice

Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice? Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of my lips will come right things; For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are with righteousness
(Proverbs 8:1, 6-8 NKJV)
The mascots for 2012 Olympic games in London are very peculiar looking as they have only one eye and no mouth. Without a mouth there is no voice. We live in a world which demands political correctness and conformity of opinion in agreement to an atheistic secular agenda but the Bible instructs us not to be conformed to this world. (Romans 12:2) We have a mouth and when we use it from a Biblical world perspective we will speak the truth in righteousness. Christians have a voice and we will be heard.

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