That Makes Sense

“But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.”     1 John 2:5

“Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:5

I pray you receive the Lord’s revelation of all you are asking.  He alone can make sense of what boggles the minds in us and any scholar or president. In Jesus’ name.

Wake Up

Thanks Karl Gerber for the photo!

“God’s getting our attention,” said Nicky Gumbel of Alpha Ministries about the current virus epidemic.

Matt 24:42, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”

Father God, we turn to You.  We’re at a loss, we’re scared, You’re God who never sleeps, thank You for providing all of our needs, for healing the sick, strengthening the weak, giving us Your word, life, love and future.

“It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11

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Hands Off MY Children

“Do not touch My anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm.”

1 Chronicles 16:22

  • 2 Tim 1:8b-9, “According to the power of God, Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, …according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”
  • Ephesians 1:4, “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11, My thoughts toward you are peace, a future and a hope
  • Mark 10:14, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”
  • Matt 21:16, “”Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You’ve perfected praise.”
  • Ephesians 1:11, “In Him also we’ve obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.”
  • Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in  the womb I knew you.”
  • Romans 8:29-30, Whom He foreknew; He predestined, conformed to His Son’s image, He called, justified and glorified.

Matt 8:10, “The children’s angels face God.”

 

Anti-Christ?

How can we be aware of the anti-Christ? a man asked me.

“Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the                   

Father and the Son.”

1 John 2:22

(also, see 1 John 2:18-23)

My first thought to answer him is that you need to know the Word of God, and be filled with His Spirit. Jesus says, “the Spirit of Truth will tell you all things.” in John 16:13.

Remembering teachings from Daniel and Revelation about the end of time and the anti-Christ; he’s going to be popular and perform miracles, he’ll be a false teacher simply because he disagrees with the Word of God and is God’s enemy and our enemy.

“God is rich in mercy” Ephesians 2:4

**Read the Bible and allow the Holy Spirit to talk to you, and you won’t get fooled.

 

 

 

Spiritual Adultery

Thanks to Irina Iriser for the stunning picture.

Deuteronomy 5:21, “You shall not covet”

Colossians 3:5, “…Put to death…covetousness, which is idolatry”

“You left your first Love”

Revelation 2:4

Wow, the Bible’s really serious here about this, in a lot of other books, too, especially Hosea. We all fall short, but when You get to know God in a relationship, You begin to understand how much He loves us. So much stuff gets in the way, even works and we get distracted and competitive, when He wants to be First in our lives.  Like setting aside special times in the day with Him, a friend does it at 3:16 in the afternoon, I love the mornings with Him.

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Who Created Him

Colossians 3:10, “And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.”

Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways (Proverbs 3:6)

“For You formed my inward parts, You covered me in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

“Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.”   Psalm 100:3

Yeah, I submit to You God, You’re holy, pure, a wonder

You’re Better Than Life

Psalm 63:3, “Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.”

You Lord on high, Holy One, are the reason why Paul went through all those trials, because of You, being with You, serving You, honoring You

“One day in Your courts is better than a thousand.”  Psalm 84:10

“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for Whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ ” Philippians 3:8 (NIV)

 

 

 

The Return – September 26, 2020

Isaiah 55:7, “Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.”

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National and Global Day and Movement of Prayer and Repentance

 September 26, 2020*
On The National Mall

*Starting Now and for the Entire Year of 2020
Centering on 10 Days of Prayer and Repentance
(September 18-28, 2020)

What is The Return? – A day and movement of return to the Lord in prayer and repentance for revival and restoration.

 

“Go Shut Yourself Inside Your House”

Ezekiel 3:24

Thank Buenosia Carol for the picture.

“I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses” Music, musical, musical notation, musical note, musical symbol ...

Through this epidemic, there’s no difference for people who were shut in before; living alone, not driving, maybe not walking, having meals delivered to them. Now we’re all living like them.  Could they have resilience that we sometimes lack?

Matthew 24:13, “Those who endure to the end will be saved.”

LORD Father, help us care for our neighbors and friends, keep communication open, bless them with comfort, provisions and encouraging words and songs.

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Everyday

“Give us this day our daily bread”              Jesus in Matthew 6:11

2 Corinthians 4:16, “the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

“Your compassions fail not. They’re new every morning.” Lamentations 3:22-23

“My times are  in Your hand.”           Psalm 31:16

“And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”                                           Acts 5:42

“Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. ”                     Psalm 96:2

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LORD God, we worship You, we do all these things daily including repent and turn from our sinful ways, in Jesus’ name.