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Oct 31, 2013

Isaiah 14:27 KJV and Acts 21:14 KJV

For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
Isaiah 14:27 KJV

And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.
Acts 21:14 KJV

Dear Father in Heaven, your will be done! That was what I had to understand in the beginning. And your will IS done anyway. Who am I to have my will against yours? But it is so good to know that your will is really done. I want to take anything from your hands, whatever it will be, because you know better what it is for. I trust you and your Son. Amen.

The Cross

The cross means redemption to me, because Jesus paid for my sins and for the sins of the whole world and I can stand before God blamelessly one day. My sins were paid when I first believed in Jesus, and now I am free! I follow my Master... and carry my cross, mostly without complaining, and I will also be resurrected in Him if He does not come back before I die. It all has a sense, no matter what will be. But we may not lose our faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God!!!

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"I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought." - Hosea 13:5

"I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought." - Hosea 13:5
    
Yes, Lord, Thou didst indeed know me in my fallen state, and Thou didst even then choose me for Thyself. When I was loathsome and self-abhorred, Thou didst receive me as Thy child, and Thou didst satisfy my craving wants. Blessed for ever be Thy name for this free, rich, abounding mercy. Since then, my inward experience has often been a wilderness; but Thou hast owned me still as Thy beloved, and poured streams of love and grace into me to gladden me, and make me fruitful. Yea, when my outward circumstances have been at the worst, and I have wandered in a land of drought, Thy sweet presence has solaced me. Men have not known me when scorn has awaited me, but Thou hast known my soul in adversities, for no affliction dims the lustre of Thy love. Most gracious Lord, I magnify Thee for all Thy faithfulness to me in trying circumstances, and I deplore that I should at any time have forgotten Thee and been exalted in heart, when I have owed all to Thy gentleness and love. Have mercy upon Thy servant in this thing!
    
My soul, if Jesus thus acknowledged thee in thy low estate, be sure that thou own both Himself and His cause now that thou art in thy prosperity. Be not lifted up by thy worldly successes so as to be ashamed of the truth or of the poor church with which thou hast been associated. Follow Jesus into the wilderness: bear the cross with Him when the heat of persecution grows hot. He owned thee, O my soul, in thy poverty and shame-never be so treacherous as to be ashamed of Him. O for more shame at the thought of being ashamed of my best Beloved! Jesus, my soul cleaveth to Thee.
    
    "I'll turn to Thee in days of light,
    As well as nights of care,
    Thou brightest amid all that's bright!
    Thou fairest of the fair!" 

Charles Hadden Spurgeon



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Oct 30, 2013

Philippians 3:12 KJV and Deuteronomy 31:8 KJV

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12 KJV

And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 31:8 KJV

Dear LORD Jesus, thank you that we can always rely on your hand keeping us, whatever may happen. Yes, we are really literally kept by you. Please lead us through the day today, too. Amen.

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Habakkuk 3:18

                     Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, 

                                        I will joy in the God of my salvation. 

                                                                                     Habakkuk 3:18 (KJV)

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Oct 29, 2013

Bible Verses: Proverbs 3:29 and 1 Corinthians 13:4

Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Proverbs 3:29 KJV

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1 Corinthians 13:4 KJV

Dear LORD Jesus Christ, thank you for bringing light and love into this world and that we do not have to be in darkness anymore. Please equip us more and more, so that we do not only see ourselves but our neighbor. Amen.


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"I will praise Thee, O Lord." - Psalm 9:1 - Charles Hadden Spurgeon


List of Bible verses

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 (KJV) 
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Proverbs 16:3 / KJV

Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Psalm 33:18,19 / KJV

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Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8 / KJV

Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
1 Peter 3:15 / KJV

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Growing Deeper Bridge: The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Growing Deeper Bridge: The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Oct 28, 2013

Christians and Halloween

Christians and Halloween

Revelation 21:21-23 (KJV)

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 

Revelation 21:21-23 (KJV)

Oct 27, 2013

BIBLE PROPHECY AND REVELATION: 01 Rev.1:09: John on the Isle of Patmos

BIBLE PROPHECY AND REVELATION: 01 Rev.1:09: John on the Isle of Patmos

1.Kings 18:37 and Colossians1:9

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Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
1Kings 18:37

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding
Colossians 1:9 / KJV

Dear LORD Jesus Christ, please do not let us forget to pray for people, so you will hear our requests for them and that they can get to know the truth about you. You can heal the broken hearted, LORD, so the people will want to listen to you again. Amen.

"I have chosen you out of the world." - John 15:19

"I have chosen you out of the world."- John 15:19
    
Here is distinguishing grace and discriminating regard; for some are made the special objects of divine affection. Do not be afraid to dwell upon this high doctrine of election. When your mind is most heavy and depressed, you will find it to be a bottle of richest cordial. Those who doubt the doctrines of grace, or who cast them into the shade, miss the richest clusters of Eshcol; they lose the wines on the lees well refined, the fat things full of marrow. There is no balm in Gilead comparable to it. If the honey in Jonathan's wood when but touched enlightened the eyes, this is honey which will enlighten your heart to love and learn the mysteries of the kingdom of God. Eat, and fear not a surfeit; live upon this choice dainty, and fear not that it will be too delicate a diet. Meat from the King's table will hurt none of His courtiers. Desire to have your mind enlarged, that you may comprehend more and more the eternal, everlasting, discriminating love of God. When you have mounted as high as election, tarry on its sister mount, the covenant of grace. Covenant engagements are the munitions of stupendous rock behind which we lie entrenched; covenant engagements with the surety, Christ Jesus, are the quiet resting-places of trembling spirits.
    
    "His oath, His covenant, His blood,
    Support me in the raging flood;
    When every earthly prop gives way,
    This still is all my strength and stay."
    
If Jesus undertook to bring me to glory, and if the Father promised that He would give me to the Son to be a part of the infinite reward of the travail of His soul; then, my soul, till God Himself shall be unfaithful, till Jesus shall cease to be the truth, thou art safe. When David danced before the ark, he told Michal that election made him do so. Come, my soul, exult before the God of grace and leap for joy of heart.

Charles Hadden Spurgeon 

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Psalm 3 - YouTube



Psalm 3
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. 
LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! 
many are they that rise up against me.
Many there be which say of my soul, 
There is no help for him in God. 
Selah.
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; 
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, 
and he heard me out of his holy hill. 
Selah.
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. 
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, 
that have set themselves against me round about.
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: 
for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; 
thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: 
thy blessing is upon thy people. 
Selah.

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The World in Conflict and Distress - John MacArthur

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List of Bible verses…

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 
I Corinthians 15:20 / KJV

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Proverbs 15:23 / KJV

Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Psalm 32:11 / KJV

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Malachi 3:10 / KJV

Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Isaiah 6:3b / KJV

Oct 26, 2013

Ezeekiel 16:61-63 and Romans 2:4 - Conversion, Repentance

Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, [...] that thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 16:61-63

Do you not know that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Romans 2:4

Thank you, dear LORD Jesus, that you have forgiven me everything that I have done. I have understood that I need you to become a better person. Please lead me in the future, too. Amen.
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God...



Psalm 3 - an AWESOME interpretation indeed!!!

Proverbs 11:14

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14 (KJV)

LORD Jesus Christ, thank you that there are so many around me who see it your way, and that I can rely on them.

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God is awesome!!! He is the Creator of the world


Oct 25, 2013

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Bible verses for today…

Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. - Isaiah 12:5 KJV

And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
- Acts 5:42 KJV

Dear LORD Jesus, Thank you for dying for me and my sins on the cross so that I could have eternal life. That is not just a saying but my knowledge that you have given to me.. That why I am filled with joy and want to pass it on, no, I want to shout it from the roof tops, so all can hear it! You are the God who saves souls! Amen.



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“She gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.”- Ruth 2:3

“She gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.”- Ruth 2:3

Her hap was. Yes, it seemed nothing but an accident, but how divinely was it overruled! Ruth had gone forth with her mother’s blessing, under the care of her mother’s God, to humble but honourable toil, and the providence of God was guiding her every step. Little did she know that amid the sheaves she would find a husband, that he should make her the joint owner of all those broad acres, and that she a poor foreigner should become one of the progenitors of the great Messiah. God is very good to those who trust in him, and often surprises them with unlooked for blessings. Little do we know what may happen to us to-morrow, but this sweet fact may cheer us, that no good thing shall be withheld. Chance is banished from the faith of Christians, for they see the hand of God in everything. The trivial events of to-day or to-morrow may involve consequences of the highest importance. O Lord, deal as graciously with thy servants as thou didst with Ruth.

How blessed would it be, if, in wandering in the field of meditation to-night, our hap should be to light upon the place where our next Kinsman will reveal himself to us! O Spirit of God, guide us to him. We would sooner glean in his field than bear away the whole harvest from any other. O for the footsteps of his flock, which may conduct us to the green pastures where he dwells! This is a weary world when Jesus is away-we could better do without sun and moon that without him-but how divinely fair all things become in the glory of his presence! Our souls know the virtue which dwells in Jesus, and can never be content without him. We will wait in prayer this night until our hap shall be to light on a part of the field belonging to Jesus wherein he will manifest himself to us.


- Charles Hadden Spurgeon

“For the truths sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.” - 2John 1:2

“For the truths sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.”
- 2John 1:2

Once let the truth of God obtain an entrance into the human heart and subdue the whole man unto itself, no power human or infernal can dislodge it. We entertain it not as a guest but as the master of the house-this is a Christian necessity, he is no Christian who doth not thus believe. Those who feel the vital power of the gospel, and know the might of the Holy Ghost as he opens, applies, and seals the Lord’s Word, would sooner be torn to pieces than be rent away from the gospel of their salvation. What a thousand mercies are wrapped up in the assurance that the truth will be with us for ever; will be our living support, our dying comfort, our rising song, our eternal glory; this is Christian privilege, without it our faith were little worth. Some truths we outgrow and leave behind, for they are but rudiments and lessons for beginners, but we cannot thus deal with Divine truth, for though it is sweet food for babes, it is in the highest sense strong meat for men. The truth that we are sinners is painfully with us to humble and make us watchful; the more blessed truth that whosoever believeth on the Lord Jesus shall be saved, abides with us as our hope and joy. Experience, so far from loosening our hold of the doctrines of grace, has knit us to them more and more firmly; our grounds and motives for believing are now more strong, more numerous than ever, and we have reason to expect that it will be so till in death we clasp the Saviour in our arms.

Wherever this abiding love of truth can be discovered, we are bound to exercise our love. No narrow circle can contain our gracious sympathies, wide as the election of grace must be our communion of heart. Much of error may be mingled with truth received, let us war with the error but still love the brother for the measure of truth which we see in him; above all let us love and spread the truth ourselves.divinely fair all things become in the glory of his presence! Our souls know the virtue which dwells in Jesus, and can never be content without him. We will wait in prayer this night until our hap shall be to light on a part of the field belonging to Jesus wherein he will manifest himself to us.

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Oct 24, 2013

List of Bible verses


List of Bible verses 

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. Ecclesiastes 1:2-4 KJV 

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1 / KJV 

...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5b / KJV

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Hebrews 10:31; 1 John 1:7 / KJV


Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 / KJV

The Bible: Daniel

Down In The River To Pray - O Brother, where art Thou?

Down In The River To Pray - From the movie "O Brother, where art Thou?"



Grace Laxson and her sisters :: Down in the River to Pray



"Down in the River to Pray" from COME TO THE RIVER - Apollo's Fire/Sorrell



Alison Krauss - Down to the River to Pray [Live]

These are the Bible verses for today...

Hello my Beloved Friends! <3 Good Morning! Have a Blessed Friday, October 25, 2013!

Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother...?

Malachi 2:10

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. 

John 13:35

Dear LORD Jesus Christ, thank you for your never-ending love! We want to follow you and also pass your love on to others. Show us where we should not only talk in your love but act as well. Amen.



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NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES

by Vera Six

"Moses interceded for Israel after catching them in orgiastic idolatry at the foot of Mount Sinai. After he confronted and dealt with their sin, he turned to the Lord and prayed, "Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves. But now, if You will, forgive their sin—and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!" Moses was willing to forfeit his life for his people, even though they were guilty of wicked rebellion!" - John MacArthur

Some Christians say we are to pray for other people's salvation, "no matter what it takes". This is true, but it should better be "NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES *US*, THE PRAYER WARRIORS". US US US US US US! Moses was prepared to lose his salvation FOR OTHERS. He did not pray for others to be punished for their sins or that the LORD would stop them sinning or send them into slavery. He prayed for God's forgiveness, not for "whatever it takes the sinners and their family". It is completely against the Commandment of love to think praying for evil to come over others is an evangelistic means to do. It is a help for the devil to get another even stronger hold of sinners, and of course he will willingly respond to such a curse, that is all. Yes, this is a curse, not a prayer.

I will give you another example... Let us imagine a pair of unbelievers lives in sin, and a Christian prays for their seperation, "no matter what it takes", since she knows the young men would probably take drugs again and lose every hold he had. She prays for this situation to come, and her mother gives her an amen. She even thinks she has done something good, because she had the pairs' salvation in mind. Then one of the pair breaks up the relationship as desired by the strange prayer warrior who now even goes so far to tell the young man's mother that she prayed for this to come, so her prayers were heard, and if she did not accept that, she just hated God's will, and if she doubted her, she would actually blame God.

Really, such people can make me sick. They never learn anything if you tell them, and will defend their ideas "no matter what it takes OTHERS". I wonder if it is just the lack of intelligence that drives them, or the lack of love or both. But they pump themselves up as if they were the Elders of others. LORD, have mercy! Praise You my GOD, for You are greater than Your enemies. Bless my enemies and show me where I can do them good. Amen.

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In the Garden - Interpretation by Vera Six - Love Ya!





In The Garden Hymn

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

Refrain

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

Refrain

I'd stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.

Refrain

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The Spirit is immortal

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Unfortunately humans are mortal, but the soul is immortal. When my mother died, I had the privilege to be with her, and immediately knew it was not her anymore when her soul left her body. What was it that had left her and that had made her a human bein and not just an empty shell? Well, God had breathed His Spirit into them personally... it comes from God, and it will go to God - at first. The Spirit will be alive even after death. But will we find our life to be after death? Or will it lead into  a second, eternal death by the absence of God and the presence of the evil that has its say in this world now?

We should get away from the evil completely and permanently try mto live in God's justice, because only this can lead into life. (cf. Romans 8:10)




Oct 23, 2013

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"The trees of the Lord are full of sap."- Psalm 104:16

"The trees of the Lord are full of sap."- Psalm 104:16
   
Without sap the tree cannot flourish or even exist. Vitality is essential to a Christian. There must be life-a vital principle infused into us by God the Holy Ghost, or we cannot be trees of the Lord. The mere name of being a Christian is but a dead thing, we must be filled with the spirit of divine life. This life is mysterious. We do not understand the circulation of the sap, by what force it rises, and by what power it descends again. So the life within us is a sacred mystery. Regeneration is wrought by the Holy Ghost entering into man and becoming man's life; and this divine life in a believer afterwards feeds upon the flesh and blood of Christ and is thus sustained by divine food, but whence it cometh and whither it goeth who shall explain to us? What a secret thing the sap is! The roots go searching through the soil with their little spongioles, but we cannot see them suck out the various gases, or transmute the mineral into the vegetable; this work is done down in the dark. Our root is Christ Jesus, and our life is hid in Him; this is the secret of the Lord. The radix of the Christian life is as secret as the life itself. How permanently active is the sap in the cedar! In the Christian the divine life is always full of energy-not always in fruit-bearing, but in inward operations. The believer's graces, are not every one of them in constant motion? but his life never ceases to palpitate within. He is not always working for God, but his heart is always living upon Him. As the sap manifests itself in producing the foliage and fruit of the tree, so with a truly healthy Christian, his grace is externally manifested in his walk and conversation. If you talk with him, he cannot help speaking about Jesus. If you notice his actions you will see that he has been with Jesus. He has so much sap within, that it must fill his conduct and conversation with life.

Charles Hadden Spurgeon


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These are the Bible verses of the day…

Have a wonderful and good Morning on this Thursday, October 24, 2013! These are the Bible verses of the day…

I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
Hosea 13:5 KJV
Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
Matthew 15:32 KJV

LORD in Heaven, you are always the same, good God who cares for His children, because you have mercy with us. We want to thank you fro that from the deep of our heart. Please do not let us starve in the wilderness today either, and since we cannot live on bread alone, send us your Spirit to feed our soul, so it does not starve, either. Amen in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Praying for becoming a Christian or a Baptist?

I recollect my mother saying to me, “I prayed that you might be a Christian, but I never prayed that you might be a Baptist;” but, nevertheless, I became a Baptist, for, as I reminded her, the Lord was able to do for her exceeding abundantly above what she had asked or thought, and he did it.
Charles Hadden Spurgeon

List of Bible Verses

And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. - Romans 8:10 KJV

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. - Proverbs 14:34 / KJV

The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. - Psalm 29:11 / KJV

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. - Hebrews 10:36,37 / KJV

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. - Hebrews 4:12 / KJV

Who was John the Baptist?





Description: John the Baptist
Date: 16th century
Source: public domain
Author: Bartolomeo Veneto (1470–1531)

Matthew 3

King James Version (KJV)
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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Matthew 13:1-23 KJV

Matthew 13:1-23 KJV

"The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 


And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.


Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 


And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 


He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 


But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 


For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them


Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 

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Water Baptism




Have a look at the one who was crucified with Jesus... and he was not baptised, just had conversed... but since we follow Jesus, we want to be baptised the way Jesus was baptised. I would not want to have missed my baptism, really not. But it is not necessary for salvation. It is not about baptism - it is all about God! Just put all your trust in Him, the Father, and He will show you the Son...

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Misty Edwards - Holy Holy - Fascinate 2011 [lyrics]

God is Holy


Psalm 28:7 - The LORD is my strength and my shield


The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;
     and with my song will I praise him. 


                                                Psalm 28:7 / KJV

Oct 22, 2013

These are the Bible verses us you today…



Hello dear Friends! Have a wonderful Morning and a Blessed Wednesday, October 23, 2013!

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes
Genesis 18:27 KJV

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luke 11:10 KJV

Yes, dear LORD Jesus Christ, like Abraham, I am just dust and ashes, and I do not have deserved it by anything that you come down to me to listen to me as you do. Thank you! Are are so good to me! I really know I can always rely on you, and your answer will always come, sooner or later, in your timing. Amen.


List of Bible Verses…



That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. - Romans 10:9 (KJV)

In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. - Proverbs 14:26 / KJV

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. - Psalm 28:7 / KJV

And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. - Isaiah 58:11 / KJV

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. - James 1:17 / KJV

“Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” - Luke 22:46

“Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” - Luke 22:46

When is the Christian most liable to sleep? Is it not when his temporal circumstances are prosperous? Have you not found it so? When you had daily troubles to take to the throne of grace, were you not more wakeful than you are now? Easy roads make sleepy travellers. Another dangerous time is when all goes pleasantly in spiritual matters. Christian went not to sleep when lions were in the way, or when he was wading through the river, or when fighting with Apollyon, but when he had climbed half way up the Hill Difficulty, and came to a delightful arbour, he sat down, and forthwith fell asleep, to his great sorrow and loss. The enchanted ground is a place of balmy breezes, laden with fragrant odours and soft influences, all tending to lull pilgrims to sleep. Remember Bunyan’s description: “Then they came to an arbour, warm, and promising much refreshing to the weary pilgrims; for it was finely wrought above head, beautified with greens, and furnished with benches and settles. It had also in it a soft couch, where the weary might lean.” “The arbour was called the Slothful’s Friend, and was made on purpose to allure, if it might be, some of the pilgrims to take up their rest there when weary.” Depend upon it, it is in easy places that men shut their eyes and wander into the dreamy land of forgetfulness. Old Erskine wisely remarked, “I like a roaring devil better than a sleeping devil.” There is no temptation half so dangerous as not being tempted. The distressed soul does not sleep; it is after we enter into peaceful confidence and full assurance that we are in danger of slumbering. The disciples fell asleep after they had seen Jesus transfigured on the mountain top. Take heed, joyous Christian, good frames are near neighbours to temptations: be as happy as you will, only be watchful.

Charles Hadden Spurgeon

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Names of God - Messianic Worship

Rev.1:4-8: John addresses the Seven Churches



The seven churches of Revelation in the area which is Turkey today. John wrote the Book of Revelation in letter form on Patmos, an island where he was banned to.





(4) John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; (5) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (6) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (7) Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (8) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:4-8 KJV)


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John addresses himself to the seven churches in Minor Asia, in the area where there is Turkey today. 


The number seven occurs very often in the Bible and stands for completeness. So we can say that John is addressing himself to the completeness of all the various Christian churches. It is interesting, however, that there are no Christian churches left in that area today, and that it is almost completely Muslim today. 
 
In Revelation 1:1 we could see that John is just the writer, a kind of messenger like the Angels, who tell him what Jesus told them from God the Father, John is not the author, and here in verses 4-5 John writes that God Himself (which is, and which was, and which is to come, cf. Exodus 3:14) and from Jesus Christ whom he describes more detailed in verses 5-7. Again we find the number seven for completeness. The seven Spirits represent the Holy Spirit, and all the three, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit represent the Triune God in three persons. While the Father and the Son are located in Heaven, Jesus is represented on earth by the Holy Spirit, one of the three persons of God. The Holy Spirit is the mediator between God and man and brings our prayers to God’s Throne. He is Spirit, and His location is on earth and in Heaven (and probably elsewhere) at the same time. The seven Spirits, like the seven Churches, show up that the complete person of the Holy Spirit is before God’s Throne, but He is on earth as well, because He can be at different places simultaneously. I do not doubt that the other two persons of God can do that, too, but they do not do so, because the earth is a rotten place where they do not want to be because of all the sin. Leaving us the Holy Spirit on earth is another form of grace this earth and everything on it should be grateful for.


John praises Jesus for His faithful witness whom we can trust and whose words are true. Jesus is the "first begotten of the dead", something which Paul expressed in his letter to the Colossians by "who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead" (Colossians 1:18 KJV) or by "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept." (1 Corinthians 15:20 KJV) The firstborn sons were always something special in Israel. They inherited more than the other sons. When the Israelites had left Egypt, the firstborn sons belonged to God: 

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine. (Exodus 13:1-2 KJV)

Jesus was the first to overcome death by leading a sinless life, something humans will never be able to. But through His sacrifice we can all live and be born into life from the dead through our faith in Him. John praises Jesus for His love for us, and as the one who died for us and for our sins by shedding His blood and washing them therein, so we can now come to God without any guilt. As if that was not enough, Jesus even gave us a very high position and made us "kings and priests unto God and his Father" (see verse 6), so we are no slaves but free, even kings with power, and priests with His authority. Brothers and sisters, are you aware that we are now His kings and priests already, holy in His eyes? Well, I am far from holy and still a sinner, and it is good that God sees me through the blood of Jesus which cleansed me, and that He does not hold my short-coming against me. Apostle Peter also says we are priests and holy:


"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. " (1 Peter 2:5 KJV)


John praises Jesus as the "prince of the kings of the earth" in verse 5, which means that Jesus is above anything else there is and has all the power of this world. Jesus is LORD. The idea is repeated later in Revelation 19:16 where John calls Him "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" (KJV). I do not think we have deserved to be honoured like we are - but what do I know? God knows better, and all we can do is say "Thank you, Lord, for making us your kings and holy priests, and please give us the chance of behaving worthily on earth, so everybody can see we belong to you.” But it is difficult to behave like kings and holy priests on this earth all the time, and we really need God to sanctify us, for we are far from that, so very far. Look at all the abused children, the raped women, the shot civilians, the wars, the environment, all the hate. We are so far from being perfect. But there is hope for us, and Revelation speaks of it as we will see in the further run.


We can read in verse 7 that Jesus Christ will come back for a second time, and we are also informed which way this will happen. Jesus will come back with the clouds. This can be read all over the Bible, in the Old Testament (like in Daniel) and the New Testament, and in almost the same wording. Please compare the verses…

I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. (Dan 7:13 KJV)

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. (Mar 13:26 KJV)
And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. (Mar 14:62 KJV) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Mat 24:30 KJV)
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. (Mat 26:64 KJV)
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (Luke 21:27 KJV)
Yes, He is coming in the clouds. There is no need to doubt about that, though many people think this is a metaphor. But they seem to forget that God is Almighty and can do so. Why should He not come back in the clouds?


We humans cannot see God. If we saw Him, we would die at once, because nobody can stand facing God as long as we are still caught in our sinful flesh. God and sin does not go together, and light destroys darkness.


God usually hid Himself when contacting the Israelites, and He very often did so in a cloud, or He spoke through a burning bush. So when John says Jesus will come back in the clouds and Daniel says so as well as Mark and Matthew, why should we still doubt it? God can do that. The fact that we humans cannot do that does not mean God cannot do it, either. I often find myself making God as small as that and do not have enough faith, though Christians should know that “with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37 KJV) Luke described Jesus ascending like this:


And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1:9-11 KJV)


Do people really doubt that, too, that Jesus was taken up, which could be observed by the people around when it happened? Luke, who was a doctor, did not write the book of Acts metaphorically but described the story of the Apostles very realistically. Jesus was taken up and then a cloud received Him. A little later Luke writes in the verses that two men in white told the people that Jesus would come back the same way as they had *seen* Him go to Heaven. It is real, not just a metaphor. Luke’s language was rather objective. He did not even call the two men in white Angels, but he described what people had given witness to. Especially Luke took good care of being objective.
But let us continue with Revelation. John continues in the same verse that every eye shall see Jesus when He comes back. Why not? Nobody would doubt that President Obama could be seen by every eye when speaking the oath as a President of the USA - but some of the same people doubt that Jesus can be seen by everybody when He comes back. I do not even believe this will be via TV, but this would be one possible way. I simply believe that God can make us all see it, and there is no other means necessary but His words. Finally, He created the heaven and the earth, and everything else.
In verse 8 God speaks Himself and tells us through His prophet John who He is, namely “Alpha and Omega” which were the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet. In God are all things completed. He is the beginning and the ending. He refers to Himself as Alpha and Omega four times in Revelation, in verse 1:8 and the following verses:


"Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last" (Revelation 1:11 KJV)
"And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end." (Revelation 21:6 KJV)
And finally He also refers to Himself as Jesus right after referring to Himself as the Alpha and Omega:

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. […] I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.“ (Revelation 22:13-16 KJV)

Also compare it to


"Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." (Isaiah 44:6 KJV)

The first and the last, the redeemer, the King of Israel, the LORD of hosts.


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What does it mean for me now?


While the first book of the Bible describes how God created the world in six days, the last book, the book of Revelation is the Book of completion of God’s Creation. The number of completeness, number seven, is mentioned 31 times in the Book of Revelation (King James Version), which underlines this. Revelation shows how we humans will be made complete and sanctified, and what it takes to be healed. God created the world and man, but only through Jesus’ work of redemption can we be completed. Paul wrote:


And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10 KJV)

If someone is complete in Him, he is a new creature:

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-20 KJV)

Yes, it is done! The devil, still raging on earth, has no claim on us anymore if we are in Jesus Christ, who has redeemed us. We are to wait for Jesus’ Second Coming, which will be the way He left when He was taken up and received in a cloud. I may believe in the completeness of God’s creation and that He, Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end, has all the power there is and has a plan to complete what He started. God’s Word will be done, for He is in control, always.

I want to thank God for all His mercy and grace.

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