Power in The Blood

“There’s power in the blood of Jesus,” a friend at church mentioned this song when her brother’s health was failing.  Knowing how many people he brought to Jesus, she said though he may die prematurely, he served the Lord.

 1 Peter 1:18-19 (KJV), “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”

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God Possible!

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” The angel Gabriel assures Mary, Jesus’s mom in Luke 1:37 (KJV).

“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” in Matthew 19:23 (NKJV).

“And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” Mark 16:20 (NKJV).

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31.

“Love never fails” 1 Corinthians 13:8.

Luke 24:

25-27, “And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”

“Then He said to them, O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!’ And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

46-47: “Then He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.'”

Does anyone else see these Bible verses and say what was I so worried about?

 

Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Are our teachers off subject?  Skirting the issue of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins?

1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV), “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by Whose stripes you were healed.”

Preach the gospel.

Preach the Word of God.

But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.  But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” says Jesus in John 4:14 (NKJV).

Don’t be overcome by evil (Romans 12:21)

You are an overcomer.

Peter Learned To Read & Spell

Nursery rhyme goes:

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her

Peter learned to read & spell, then he kept her very well.

The more my new husband loves me the way our loving Father does, the better loved I feel!

The more our Christian friends pray for us, the more loved we are.

1 Thessalonians 4:17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17, “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.  Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

1 Peter 2:17, “Honour all men, Love the brotherhood.  Fear God.  Honour the king.”

Two Mid-Wives

“Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them.” Exodus 1:20-21 (NKJV).

Joel Osteen: there’s a house with your name on it; a spouse with your name on them.  On TBN January 31st.

Hey, these two women we met are ushering people into the Kingdom, they’re not exactly mid-wives, but I’m believing and they’re expecting husbands and houses!  Praise God!

 

Freshness

“For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.” Proverbs 24:16 (NKJV).

Do you want to be appreciated for the things you do right? And forgiven for what you do that’s wrong?  I do and I thank God for giving us fresh seasons and second chances.

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 1 Peter 3:9 (NIV).

 

 

Step By Step

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.” Habbakuk 3:19 (NIV).

Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV), “A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.

Psalms 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.

Has anyone else been getting preparation messages like we have?  Like one or two a week?

Dear Father, we don’t know where You’re leading us or what we’ll do once we get there, but we are sure You will be there, too.

 

 

 

To Be One With You

Jesus prays in John 17:21 (NIV),that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.”

And in John 14:23 (KJV), “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.”

To know Him: Paul says in Philippians 3:10 (KJV), “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death;”

John says in 1John 4:6-7 (NIV):

“We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.”

Know Me: Father God says in Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NKJV), Thus says the Lord:

“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
24 But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.

Thank You Father God, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit for being faithful and true.  Praise God!

 

All Things Are Possible

David said in Psalm 34:7 and 17 “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.”

Jesus said in Mark 10:24-27:

And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”

But Jesus looked at them and said, With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.

Gabriel to Mary in Luke 1:35-37:

And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.  For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Do you now believe?” Jesus replied in John 16:31 (NIV).

Forgive us, Father Jesus, You’re always honest and true and we are wrong when we lose faith in You.  You’re exceeding abundantly MORE than all we could ever ask for or imagine (Eph 3:20).  Praise God!