Take It

Jesus says:

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matt 11:29 (NIV).

“While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28.

“Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 (NIV).

Revelation 5:7 (NIV), “Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.”

 

I Choose Joy

Acts 3:8-9 (NKJV), “So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God.

Luke 2:20 (NKJV), “Then the shepherds returned, glorifying & praising God for all the things that they had heard & seen, as it was told them.”

2 Samuel 6:14 (KJV), “And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.”

Psalm 150:4-6 (KJV), “Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”

Pray for the Witches & Wizards

We don’t hate them back because they hate us.  Jesus says love your neighbor, and with His help all things are possible.  A self-proclaimed witch spiked my drink as a trick.  “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34).

“Love never fails” 1 Corinthians 13:8

“Love covers a multitude of sins” 1 Peter 5:5

“…not returning evil for evil, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:9

Isaiah 9:2, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”

 

The Sick Need a Doctor

Mark 2:16-17 (NIV), “When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw Him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked His disciples: “Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
“On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.””

Luke 4:40-41 (The Message), “When the sun went down, everyone who had anyone sick with some ailment or other brought them to him. One by one he placed his hands on them and healed them. Demons left in droves, screaming, “Son of God! You’re the Son of God!” But he shut them up, refusing to let them speak because they knew too much, knew him to be the Messiah.”

Are those in your church needing Doctor Jesus?

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Christmas

Luke 1: 67-79 (NIV), “His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    because He has come to his people and redeemed them.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
    in the house of his servant David
(as He said through His holy prophets of long ago),
salvation from our enemies
    and from the hand of all who hate us—
to show mercy to our ancestors
    and to remember His holy covenant,
the oath He swore to our father Abraham:
to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
    and to enable us to serve Him without fear
in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.

And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
    for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for Him,
to give His people the knowledge of salvation
    through the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God,
    by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness
    and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

Matthew 3:13-15 (NIV), “Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.”

Matt 5:6 (NIV), “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.

Matt 4:23-25, “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and He healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.”

Vision Test

“The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat,” Proverbs 15:30 (KJV).

When the ophthalmologist prescribed new glass lenses for me and said that every year I’ll be retested and will need a stronger prescription, I thought to myself, “I’ll consult my Father…which are in heaven, and see what He says about that.”

“And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated,” Deuteronomy 34:7.

“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.” Proverbs 20:12 (ESV).

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  

Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.” Isaiah 35:5-6 (NKJV).

“But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV).

 

Life

Come and drink from the river of life

Jesus in John 7:37-38 (NASB), “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” Revelations 22:1-2 (NIV).

The power of life and death is in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).  (See Desiring God, by Jon Bloom: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/fill-your-mouth-with-life-not-death).

Scripture says, “choose this day whom you’ll serve,” in Joshua 24:15, Dear Lord, help us to choose You and speak life everytime we open our mouths, in Jesus’ Name.

 

Prodigal Daughter

“But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”  Jesus in Luke 15:23.

Proverbs 31:

“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” Proverbs vs. 25.

“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” vs. 28.

“What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.” Psalm 8:4-5 (NKJV).

Psalm 45:13, “The king’s daughter is all glorious withing: her clothing is wrought with gold.”

“A man’s gift makes room for him & brings him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16.

“And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.” Job 42:15.

“For You, Lord, will bless the righteous; with favour wilt Thou compass him as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12.

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Job 23:10.

“The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.” Psalm 34:7.

Joshua 1:9 (NIV), ” Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 50:7 (NIV), “Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.”

Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the LORD.”

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV).

“Keep company with God, get in on the best.  Open up before God, keep nothing back;

    He’ll do whatever needs to be done:” Psalm 37:4-5 (The Message).

Psalm 63:7 (NIV), “Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”

Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV), “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.”

Jesus in John 14:27 (NKJV), “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you, Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”