The Whole World

“And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”                      1 John 2:2

“Then they said to the woman, ‘Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.’”                               John 4:42

Pastor Reinhard Bonnke once defended his reason for preaching in Sweden because of John 3:16!  Hallelujia!

 

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The Anointing

“But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” 

1 John 2:27

“For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.”

1 John 3:20-21

“It shall come to pass in that day
That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder,
And his yoke from your neck,
And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.”         Isaiah 10:27

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.”                   Psalm 23:5

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;”Ephesians 6:17

 

Eating is Sacred

I proclaimed this to someone shouting while people were eating dinner. While the good Lord provides the inner working of our bodies and the actual food, it’s hard not to acknowledge Him.

“Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred.” Proverbs 15:17

“And God said, ‘See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”  Genesis 1:29

“And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food.” Genesis 2:9a

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Grow Wings

For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.”

Jesus assures us in Matthew 22:30

“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

“But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.”   Revelation 12:14

So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.”  Psalm 55:6

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You’re Perfect

“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9

If you feel unworthy to be used of God, a failure, then you’re just right for God.

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.” 1 Corinthians 1:27-29

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Don’t Get Distracted

“The fear of man brings a snare,
But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.”

Proverbs 29:25

We’re all on a journey, well-meaning (or not) people may try to advise you based on what they think.  It’s up to us to focus on what God’s telling us.  Rely on Jesus for all your bogeyman, fear-driven consciousness theories.

“I am the way, the truth and the life” says Jesus in John 14:6

“I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91:15

Church Leaders

While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people.”  Matthew 26:47 (NIV)

Paranoia and fear – security guards, legalistic rules – sound familiar?  My prayer is you all can worship in freedom and not be restricted by doctrine.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

“Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.”  Jesus speaking to the Pharisees in Matthew 23:28

Meaning of Life – Light

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

James 1:17

CBN, Sept 2019, Aleona recalls: “I opened my heart for Jesus, it was like explosion.  Light – what I was looking for all my life.”

“Let there by light.” Genesis 1:3

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  John 8:12

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“Wait for the Song”

Heard in my spirit at a new church.  The songs one after another entered my heart and comforted me, I wept.  Sometimes as though He was singing to me.

“The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

God is speaking with you, also.

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Jesus, Why I Live

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11

“This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.”  

Psalm 118:24

“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.” Jesus in John 14:19

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

2 Corinthians 5:17

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