First Peter Chapter 1

The Alert Academy youth memorize and recite 1 Peter 1 (below) among with many other necessary and fiery Bible verses and songs.   https://alertacademy.com/  

“Forging extraordinary men who influence their world for Christ”

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:

Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

A Heavenly Inheritance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.

Living Before God Our Father

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20)He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

The Enduring Word

22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 24 because

“All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
25But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

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Lean On Me

“Cast your cares upon the Lord, because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7

“Come to Me”   

Matthew 11:28

Hebrews 1:2-3 (ESV) BibleGateway

but in these last days He has spoken to us by his Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high”

Kathy’s Smile

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave power to become the sons of God.” John 1:12

“And if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”    Romans 8:17

Kathy, a sister in Christ, informed me that people with money need the Lord, too. Even more that people in material need.

Father, let us be your united children, bless, encourage and admonish one another in love

 

 

Change in the Weather

Suddenly realize God gave me freedom. I breathe. New season. Look at all God’s done, His daily benefits.

“According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” 2 Peter 1:3 (KJV)

Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2

Father God, please give a new season to us as we believe in You and Your infinite mercy.

When You Run

“When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,
And when you run, you will not stumble.

Proverbs 4:12

“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God’? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,
31 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 40:27-31

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Look For The Treasure

Heard in my spirit.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.”

2 Corinthians 4:7

For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.”     Psalm 135:4

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”        Jesus in Matt 6:19-21

“…Treasure my commands”  Proverb 2:1-5

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”  Matt 13:44

“Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” Matt 13:52

Derek Prince: “You need to treat God’s holy calling for you with reverence – it’s a treasure.”

 

 

 

Today I’ll Make a Difference

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)

Max Lucado’s God is With You Every Day, January 2:

A person is the product of his thoughts. I will be grateful…I will get up. I will rise again.

“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.”  Psalm 92:10 (KJV)

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To Those Who Are Perishing

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”         1 Corinthians 1:18

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”                             2 Corinthians 4:3-4 

Getting blank stares anyone when you talk about your faith? This reminds me of the idiom; All that glitters isn’t gold. Head knowledge won’t get you into heaven.

Everything is God’s

“The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”  Psalm 24:1

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.”  Proverbs 3:27

“Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.  14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”  1 Chronicles 29:13-14, David’s prayer

Lord Father, we give thanks to You, for providing our homes, businesses and paychecks in Jesus’ name.

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6/13/2019 — The Word

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. — 2 Timothy 1:7 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before […]

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