Energy Soup

That we live in an energy soup, is a new age saying. Jesus cuts through sharper than a 2 edged sword.

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”  Jesus in John 6:63 (NKJV).

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”             Paul in Hebrews 4:12 (NIV).

Jesus says:

  • “Believe Me now?”    John 16:31
  • “Anyone who loves Me, will obey My teaching. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make Our home with them.”    John 14:23
  • “I am the Light of the world”  John 8:12
  • “He who believes and is baptized will be saved;”  Mark 16:16

“For we do not wrestle against flesh & blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”   Paul’s letter to Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV).

 

Joshua

“Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.”  Deuteronomy 34:9 (NKJV).

“Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.

“For as yet He had fallen upon none of them.  They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.  Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 8:11-17.

Dear Lord, bless our leaders that they lead with Your wisdom and be willing to serve, in Jesus’ Name and for Your glory only.  Amen.

 

Teach

Titus 2:11-15 (NIV), “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.

“These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.”

Hebrews 3:12-13 (NKJV), “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is call “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”

Proverbs 17:15 (NKJV), “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.”

“If he hears you, you have gained your brother.” says Jesus in Matt 18:15.

Healthy Fear

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10 (KJV).

“And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

“To keep the commandments of the Lord, and His statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?”           Deuteronomy 10:12-13.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”        Ecclesiastes 12:13.

“The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.” Proverbs 14:27.

“And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”      Job 28:28.

Dear Lord Father, let me turn from fear of man to awesome, reverent fear of You only.

Promotion

For exaltation comes neither from the east
Nor from the west nor from the south.
But God is the Judge:
He puts down one,
And exalts another.” Psalm 75:6-7 (NKJV).

Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

“Exalt her and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.” Proverbs 4:7-8.

 

Young Men – Young Women

“We need young men, young women with the wisdom of God” said Ravi Zacharias.

Dear Lord, raise up the youth to have hearts like Yours.  People cry out for more goodness in the world, when all goodness comes from You, O God.  Touch and anoint our youth to be holy and walk with You, Leaders filled with wisdom and integrity.

“You tested my heart” Jeremiah 12:3

A high school student found my diamond ring in the gym locker room before going to school and returned it to the front desk.  Hallelujah glory to You, Lord!

That night in the restaurant parking lot I saw a bracelet next to the car.  We gave it to the host who said it probably belonged to one of the teens who were in earlier.

Genesis 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV).

1 Samuel 17:33, “And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”

1 Samuel 17:46, “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”

Luke 1:38, “Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.”

Esther 4:14 (NIV), “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Stop Abortion

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Jesus:

“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:10-11 (NKJV).

Habakkuk 2:1, “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.” (NKJV).

Psalm 82:3-4, “Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.  Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.” (NKJV).

Ezekiel 22:30, “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” (NKJV).

He Sows and Reaps

Galatians 6:1 (KJV), “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”

Verse 7-8, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”

Jesus says in John 3:16 (NIV), “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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It’s Hidden

Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV), “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

Colossians 2:2-4 (NIV), “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,  in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.”

We were talking with friends tonight who recently took a trip to Thailand and noted they were rich…in their hearts, though not materially.

Jesus taught in Matt 13:44, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”

Something New

Blood and water gushed out of Jesus’ side with the insertion of a sword (John 19:33-34).  This proved He was dead according to the movie “The Case for Christ,” because water filled the lungs (Lee Stroebel’s journey of total submission to Jesus). So when Jesus was resurrected, it was all God.

For God so loved the world, He gave…John 3:16.

Attitudes to be….Our Pastor friend on Sunday taught on “the Beatitudes” in Matthew 5:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Matthew 5:3-12 (NKJV)

Praying for new revelations for you all from our Lord Father!  3 New things I recently learned: my husband showed me the falls near the old mill, which I never knew were there and passed near them everyday on my way to work;  What blood and water meant when Jesus’ side was pierced on the cross, (I’ve wondered this for 15 years and never heard an explanation before); and that the “Beatitudes” are attitudes and not from the word “beautiful.”

“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 (NKJV). (It was no accident my co-worker hung a spring wreath Jan 4th!)

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