“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
“And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities — Mary called Magdalene, out of whohad come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.” Luke 8:2-3
I guess there were two Mary’s, who were friends of Jesus. My former Pastor speculated that Mary Magdalene may have been a seller of purple (like Lydia in Acts). Some teach that the Mary who was a prostitute was Lazarus’ sister, when Jesus said those who are forgiven much, love much.
“Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
Be constant in prayer (Romans 12:12 ESV) Pray without ceasing and never give up or loose your faith, trust, patience and perseverance. Persist and keep waiting upon the Lord. The Bible instructs us to ask and pray. Prayerlessness is disobedience. Jesus started with prayer and ended with prayer. He was a man of prayer. Paul…
“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”
Hebrews 4:14 BibleGateway
Dear Jesus, You are our high Priest forever. You say to love our neighbors. Love conquers hate. You destroyed the works of the devil. We bind and cast out the sick spirit of hatefrom our nations, in Your Precious Name, Lord. We obey You joyfully in all Your commands.
Last presidential election, a man said he wanted to vomit because of who was elected. This is sick hatred, asis murder of innocent bystanders and targeted public servants.
Recently, I attended a prayer meeting where there was a false teacher. Also, another attendee shared with me a popular Prophet’s teaching, seemingly unaware it contradicts the Bible. We know that an honest Prophet will only say what He hears from the Lord God.
1 John 3:8, “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
“But Jesus rebuked him, saying, ‘Be quiet, and come out of him!'” Mark 1:25
Many times in prayers one word follows the other, similar sounding at the end, as if they have the same meaning.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy and I will give you rest.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”
May I please pray for y’all?
Father God, we rest and trust in You alone. You lead and guide us, You’re true and You love us with everlasting love and have plans, not problems*. The fearmongers are out in droves, wearing sheep’s clothing, but Your word says, ‘perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.” 1 John 4:18, and, “Love has been perfected in us…that we may have boldness.” Glory to You, Daddy!
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV) BibleGateway
Prophetic Dream: At a masquerade party in a school gym, a man asked me, “What are you?” Conscious of not wearing a costume I replied, “I’m a reporter. What are you?” “A tree,” he said while turning to leave.
Around this time seven years ago, a visiting Prophet pointed me out in the audience, saying, “you’re searching for purity.”
If you look For God, He’ll always be true and honest, though man and even teachers will disappoint.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.