JESUS IS THE GIFT OF GOD

HE OFFERED HIMSELF FOR OUR SALVATION!
Only He can save from hell.

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SALVATION

Romans 5:1
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21
God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.

John 3:14-
As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged.

Luke 7:50
Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

Luke 17:19
And He (JESUS) said to him, "Stand up and go; your faith has made you well."

Luke 18:42
Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Verses of the day

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them:
because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 4:4


The LORD keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.
Psalm 145:20

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Psalm 9:10

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Verses of the day

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.
John 14:1-3

Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
Romans 10:4

Monday, December 28, 2009

Verses of the day

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Verses of the day

The spirit is the life giver; the flesh is of no value: the words which I have said to you are spirit and they are life.
John 6:63

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
Ecclesiastes 9:16

And to man He said, Behold, the fear of The LORD, that is wisdom;
and to depart from evil is understanding.
Job 28:28

Praise The LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name.
Praise The LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits-
Psalm 103:1-2

Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:2

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Crucifixion of Jesus Chris, what? why?

atonement

the reconciliation of God and humankind through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ

Romans 3:21-28:


But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all
and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood,
to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
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the site where this expiation happened was Golgotha
and
the cross can be a symbol and a monument for it.



always remember:
"It is finished."
-John 19:30

JESUS is the good shepherd!

May we be awake and sober.

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Matthew 26:41
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

There will be Judgement.

The sheep will be divided from the goats (Matthew 25:33)
and the wolwes in sheep's clothing will have their destiny (Matthew 7:19, 2 Peter 2:1),
until then, by their fruits we can know them (Matthew 7:16).

Let us trust God, not men, (Romans 3:4).
We are in good hands and by the word of His grace we can be built (Acts 20:32).

Verses of the day

Luke 2:28-32
Simeon took Him in his arms and praised God, saying: "Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You now dismiss Your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to Your people Israel.

Matthew 7:24-27
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.

Romans 14:10-13
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother?
for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
For it is written, As I live, saith The Lord, every knee shall bow to Me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

Romans 15:13
Now The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope through the power of The Holy Ghost

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Verses of the day

Luke 2:10-18
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ The Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.


Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Mark 8:35
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me and for the gospel will save it.

Psalms 9:20
Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men.

Isaiah 55:6
Seek THE LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.

Isaiah 61:7
Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.

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Have a blessed Christmas.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

How Jesus, our master and our teacher, told us to pray


And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.

But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.

After this manner therefore pray you:

Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For Your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


Matthew 6:5-13

Verses of the day

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
Luke 1:76-78

He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
Proverbs 10:18

For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 6:12

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:16

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sanctification is God's will for our lives

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8:

Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that The Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us His Holy Spirit.

Verses of the day

Praise be to The Lord, the God of Israel, because He has come and has redeemed His people. 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)
Luke 1:68-70

Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.
Acts 5:38-39

a new blogspot blog from me

i will make a post for all my blogs,
starting with this, the newest one,
Absum in saeculo,
just one post so far, posted just now, don't even yet know if there will be more.
God is good and in His word there is wisdom.
Be in Jesus.
peace.

absum in saeculo: the name and url of this blog. Jesus is better than anything in the world

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Submit to God. How to submit? Why?

James 4:7
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

"In all the New Testament incidences where the word submit occurs, the word is translated from the Greek word hupotasso. The hupo means "under" and the tasso means "to arrange." This word and a root of it are also translated by the words subject and subjection. The word's full meaning is "to obey, put under, be subject to, submit oneself unto, put in subjection under or be under obedience or obedient to."

1 Peter 5:5-7
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
"The theme here is one of humility. One cannot submit to God without humility. Obedience requires us to humble ourselves to surrender to the authority of another, and we are told that God resists pride—the opposite of humility—and the arrogance that fosters that pride."

"as born-again believers we daily make a choice to submit ourselves to God for the work that the Holy Spirit does in us to "conform us to the image of Christ." God will use the situations of our lives to bring us the opportunity to submit to Him."

Romans 8:28-29
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
"We have to choose to submit to God for the process of learning in order to grow spiritually. It is a process begun at salvation and ongoing with each and every choice that we make to submit ourselves to God. This process will continue until the Lord comes again or He calls us home.
The wonderful thing about this is that, as the Apostle Paul so aptly states:"

2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.
"God does not require us to submit because He is a tyrant, but because He is a loving Father and He knows what is best for us. The blessings and peace that we gain from humbly surrendering and submitting ourselves to Him daily are a gift of grace that nothing in this world can compare to."

Quotes from:
http://www.gotquestions.org/submit-to-God.html
blue text is from The Bible

and finally;

James 4:6
God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.


i now humbly wish that you may continue your effort to submit to God successfully or if you have been rebelling, that you will see, there is no better time to start submitting (more) to God than now! :)

Verses of the day

But after he had considered this, an angel of The Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:20-21

I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Verses of the day


And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe
John 19:2

And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is His name."
Luke 1:46-47, 49

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:11

And turning to the mass of people with His disciples, He said to them, "If any man has the desire to come after Me, let him give up all other desires, and take up his cross and come after Me."
Mark 8:34

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:26

See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God;
and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who He was.
1. John 3:1

truly good

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
- 1 Corinthians 15:47-58


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Verses of the day

But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end.”
Luke 1:30-33

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4

Yet I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt, and you shall know no god but me: for there is no savior beside me.
Hosea 13:4

I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for My anger is turned away from him.
Hosea 14:4

Turn to Me, and be saved, all ends of the earth, For I am God, and there is none else.
Isaiah 45:22

Monday, December 14, 2009

Verses of the day

In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.
Luke 1:26-28

We love because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Verses of the day

But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
Galatians 4:4-5

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31

Friday, December 11, 2009

Verses of the day

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Psalm 37:5-6

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Luke 21:34

King James Bible:
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Bible in Basic English:
But give attention to yourselves, for fear that your hearts become over-full of the pleasures of food and wine, and the cares of this life, and that day may come on you suddenly, and take you as in a net

Young's Literal Translation:
And take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts may be weighed down with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day may come on you,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Verses of the day

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. This is to My Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.
John 15:5,8

I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death.
Philippians 3:10

Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Verses of the day

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
John 14:6

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.
Psalm 42:11

Monday, December 7, 2009

Verses of the day



Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;”
John 11:25

"Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You."
Jeremiah 32:17

But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."
Matthew 16:23

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Verses of the day

I am the good shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me— just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father—and I lay down My life for the sheep.
John 10:14-15

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life -- in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.
Philippians 2:14-16

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Verses of the day


Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:7, 9-10


O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You,
my body longs for You,
in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psalm 63:1


Paul and Timotheus, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with overseers and ministrants; Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God upon all the remembrance of you, always, in every supplication of mine for you all, with joy making the supplication, for your contribution to the good news from the first day till now, having been confident of this very thing, that He who did begin in you a good work, will perform it till a day of Jesus Christ, according as it is righteous for me to think this in behalf of you all, because of my having you in the heart, both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the good news, all of you being fellow-partakers with me of grace. For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ, and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment, for your proving the things that differ, that ye may be pure and offenceless -- to a day of Christ, being filled with the fruit of righteousness, that is through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:1-11

Friday, December 4, 2009

Verses of the day

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Acts 4:13

Evil men have no knowledge of what is right; but those who go after the Lord have knowledge of all things.
Proverbs 28:5

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Verses & videos of the day


Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty."
John 6:35

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.
John 3:16

My desire is, first of all, that you will make requests and prayers and give praise for all men; For kings and all those in authority; so that we may have a calm and quiet life in all fear of God and serious behaviour. This is good and pleasing in the eyes of God our Saviour; Whose desire is that all men may have salvation and come to the knowledge of what is true. For there is one God and one peacemaker between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself as an offering for all
1 Timothy 2:1-6

videos:
God is on your side

Jesus: Substitute and Saviour

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Verses of the day

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1-2, 14

The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Proverbs 15:33

and having come forth, Jesus saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion on them, that they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and He began to teach many things.
Mark 6:34

Monday, November 30, 2009

Verses of the day

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:1,26

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives
2 Peter 3:10-11

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

Friday, November 27, 2009

Verses of the day

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16

Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name.
Psalm 103:1

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Verses of the day

Therefore, since we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken,
let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe
Hebrews 12:28

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Verses of the day

I always thank God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in Him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge
1 Corinthians 1:4-5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5

Friday, November 20, 2009

Verses of the day

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.
Psalm 95:1-2

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for He has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world."
Isaiah 12:4-5

But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Romans 6:17

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Verses of the day

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of THE LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 1:1-2

Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. ... Do not hide Your face from me, do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, THE LORD will receive me.
Psalm 27:7,9-10

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Verses of the day

Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.
John 17:17

To the Jews who had believed Him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
John 8:31-32

Monday, November 16, 2009

Verses of the day

Psalm 119
2
Blessed are they who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart.
18
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law.


Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
This is the last word. All has been said. Have fear of God and keep His laws; because this is right for every man. God will be judge of every work, with every secret thing, good or evil.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Muslim Woman Converts to Christianity


"A former Muslim converts from Islam to the truth of Christianity.
The Grace and Love of our Lord can unlock your heart and bring you to His truth.
For those of you who have found salvation, say a prayer for those who are still following the false prophets- the ferocious wolves in sheep's clothing."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVAViIADUlg

Verses of the day

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
Psalm 119:143

I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His name.
1 John 2:12

Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride; Love's ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil; It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true; Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things.
Though the prophet's word may come to an end, tongues come to nothing, and knowledge have no more value, love has no end.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Verses of the day

For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,
1 Peter 3:18

If the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us, when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away.
Psalm 124:2-5

Friday, November 13, 2009

Verses for the weekend

Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice
is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down,
the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house;
yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Matthew 7:24-25

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities,
for there is no authority except that which God has established.
The authorities that exist have been established by God.”
Romans 13:1

I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Corinthians 1:10

If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened
Psalm 66:18

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 3:6

Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your law.
Psalm 94:12

This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants,
who give their full time to governing.
Romans 13:6

And He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.”
Ephesians 1:9-10

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,
intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
1 Timothy 2:1-2

You, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
Romans 2:21-23

"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Proverbs 3:7-8

For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;
live as servants of God.
1 Peter 2:15-16

Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
Proverbs 10:12

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Verses of the day

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 John 2:15-16

So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
Galatians 5:16-17

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Verses of the day

Job 37:5-6
God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.

Proverbs 8:13
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Commandments of Jesus - Words of life



1. Love others as Christ loved us. (John 13:34-35)
2. Do unto others as we would have them do unto us. (Matthew 7:12)
3. Love God with all our heart and our neighbor as ourselves. (Matthew 22:37-40)
4. Forgive others without condition or limitation. (Matthew 6:14-15) (Matthew 18:21-35)
5. Do not call your fellow man "worthless". Value every living person. (Matthew 5:22)
6. Feed the hungry. (Matthew 25:35) (Matthew 25:31-46)
7. Give drink to the thirsty. (Matthew 25:35) (Matthew 25:31-46)
8. Clothe the naked. (Matthew 25:36) (Matthew 25:31-46)
9. Visit those in prison. (Matthew 25:36) (Matthew 25:31-46)
10. Visit the sick. (Matthew 25:36) (Matthew 25:31-46)

11. Invite the poor to your feasts, not the rich. (Luke 14:13-14)
12. Live free from greed and do not worship money. (Matthew 6:24-26)
13. Do not store wealth up for yourself. (Matthew 6:19-21)
14. Invest in heaven by giving, do not hoard things on the earth. (Luke 12:16-21)
15. Loyalty and communion with God is better than great wealth. (Matthew 6:33-34)
16. If someone asks you to walk a mile, walk two. Be diligent. (Matthew 5:41)
17. Believe that the power of God can change anyone, no matter what they may have done in the past. Believe in God's forgiveness. (Luke 6:37) (Matthew 7:1)
18. Do not seek positions of power over others. Rather seek opportunities for service to others. (John 13:3-17) (Matthew 20:25-28) (Luke 22:25-27)

19. Walk humbly. Do not exalt yourself. (Matthew 23:12) (Luke 14:11) (Luke 18:14)
20. Revere and love children. (Matthew 18:3-6)
21. Acknowledge and confess Jesus before others. (Matthew 10:32)
22. Love your enemies. (Matthew 5:44-48) (Luke 6:27)
23. Bless those who curse you. (Luke 6:28)
24. Pray for those who spitefully use you and take advantage of you. (Luke 6:28)
25. When someone attacks you, do not return their aggression. Respond with good
for evil and kindness for hatred. Offer them forgiveness in response to their bitterness. (Luke 6:29-31)

26. When you give, keep it a secret. Don't glorify yourself. (Matthew 6:2-4)
27. When you fast, keep it a secret. Don't glorify yourself. (Matthew 6:16-18)
28. When you pray, keep it a secret. Don't glorify yourself. (Matthew 6:5-8)
29. Dont do things to be seen of men. (Matthew 6:1)
30. Be meek. Be gentle. (Matthew 5:5)
31. Do not seek the flattery of men. Do not seek praise from men. (Matthew 5:11-12) (Luke 6:26)

Verses of the day

Jeremiah 8:7
Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the LORD.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Verses & video of the day

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
John 15:12

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints
Ephesians 1:18

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Paul Washer's Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tms4NuPVNpo

Friday, October 30, 2009

Verses of the day

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 12:48

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Verses of the day

1 Peter 1:24-25
For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.

1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living 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.

Psalm 103:14-17
For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him ...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Verses & video of the day

Ephesians 5:19-20
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 3:21-24
But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

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How can a person know they are saved? - Tim Conway

Are you truly born-again and saved? Or is it tradition, is your faith in the great love you have for Christ now, or some work or prayer you said when you were a child?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ctVf2ULYPw

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Verses & video of the day

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 9:10

When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
Psalm 56:3-4

For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21

The Cost of Not Following Christ - Paul Washer
10/18/2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8jY6wJ0gwQ

Friday, October 23, 2009

Verses of the day

Galatians 6:2
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Titus 2:11-14
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Verses of the day

A man finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!
Proverbs 15:23

He said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty."
Zechariah 4:6

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Verses of the day

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 40:8
I desire to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.


Psalm 37
3-4
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
23-24
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He delighteth in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Verses of the day

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Psalm 51:12

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12

Monday, October 19, 2009

Verses of the day

Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
Proverbs 11:9

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Verses of the day

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Psalm 27:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Verses of the day

Psalm 25:14-15
The LORD confides in those who fear Him; He makes His covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only He will release my feet from the snare.

Psalm 55:22
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 62:1
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.

Matthew 7:11
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children,
how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?

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have a great sunday!
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Verses of the day

Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

James 4:1-3
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all evil: and some whose hearts were fixed on it have been turned away from the faith, and been wounded with unnumbered sorrows.

Romans 6:10
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all;
but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous/earnest therefore, and repent.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Verses & video of the day

2 Samuel 7:22
How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.

Matthew 7:1
Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
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Joy from Christ, not your performance - Paul Washer

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Verses of the day

Romans 12:2
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Verses & video of the day

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

1 John 4:13-15
We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.

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Do you know why I worship God?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Verses of the day

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:20-21

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Verses of the day

Psalm 62:1
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.

Isaiah 29:13-14
The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."

Matthew 9:35-38
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Verses of the day

Deuteronomy 13:4
It is the LORD your God you must follow, and Him you must revere.
Keep his commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test,
he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Verses of the day

Isaiah 43:11-12
I, even I, am the LORD,
and apart from me there is no savior.
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.

1 Peter 1:7-9
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lay aside besetting sin - Hebrews 12

Hebrews 12:1
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,
looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith

beset - To attack from all sides. To trouble persistently; harass.

Hebrews 12:15
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Verses of the day

O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You,
my body longs for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psalm 63:1

May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
2 Thessalonians 3:5

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Verses & video of the day

Matthew 16:26
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

Isaiah 26:4
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

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Amen.
i've lately been posting only verses, but here's a video.

John Piper, Paul Washer, Leonard Ravenhill, Tim Conway, Charles Leiter

Monday, October 5, 2009

Verses of the day

Mark 8:35
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Psalms 9:20
Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men.

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.

Isaiah 61:7
Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Will you perish?

Luke 13:5
"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."

perish:
to become destroyed or ruined : cease to exist
deteriorate, spoil
to cause to die : destroy
weaken, benumb


Psalm 73:26-28
My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish;
You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry.
But it is good for me to draw near to God;
I have put my trust in the Lord GOD,
That I may declare all Your works.

Verses of the day

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Proverbs 27:1

Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
Micah 7:18

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Verses of the day

1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 John 4:21
And He has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

Colossians 2:13-15
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Verses of the day

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
Proverbs 29:25

Jesus Christ 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.
Titus 2:14

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Verses of the day

Matthew 11:12
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence,
and the violent take it by force.

Luke 21:19
In your patience possess ye your souls.

1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting.
For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

Psalm 9:9-10
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord,
has not forsaken them that seek thee

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Philippians 1:9-10
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,

2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Hebrews 13:5
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Acts 3:19
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord

Isaiah 26:3-4
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

John Piper - Test yourself: Are you in Jesus?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZnZJhdkL2w

full video:
http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/MediaPlayer/3999/Video/

Middle Ground Tribe - David Wilkerson

from David Wilkerson's blog
http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com/2009/09/middle-grounders.html

Those who choose to live on middle ground share certain characteristics! The characteristics of the two and a half tribes (Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh) can be found today in those who refuse to pulverize their idols and die to the world. Their Hebrew names expose them!

Reuben means, “A son who sees!” He was Jacob’s firstborn, but he lost his birthright because he was driven by lust. Jacob described his son Reuben as “…unstable as water, thou shalt not excel….” Reuben went into his father’s concubine, and Jacob, in his dying hour, said of him: “Reuben…thou defilest…thou went up to my couch…” (see Genesis 49:4).

Reuben had eyes only for this world—its lusts, its things, its pleasures. He was unstable because his heart was always divided, and this spirit was passed on to his posterity. Here was an entire tribe attached to the world and bent on having their own way.

Gad means, “Fortune or troop.” Simply put, this means soldiers of fortune or mercenaries. Moses said of Gad, “He provided the first part for himself…” (Deuteronomy 33:21). This tribe was outwardly obedient, “executing the justice of the Lord,” but the overriding characteristic was self interest. Gad was consumed with its own problems and the need to “make it.”

Gad’s philosophy was, “I will fight with the Lord’s army; I’ll be obedient and do everything God expects of me. But first I’ve got to get a stake in life. I need to get myself and my family set up and then I’ll be free to do more for the Lord!”

Manasseh means, “To forget, to neglect.” This was Joseph’s firstborn son and he should have received the birthright. But even in his childhood there was a sad trait developing and Jacob saw it in the Spirit. Manasseh would one day forget the ways of his father Joseph and neglect the commandment of the Lord.

Consider these combined traits of middle-ground Christians: Unstable as water in spiritual convictions; never excelling in the things of God; lukewarm, weak with lust; ruled by selfish needs; neglecting the Word; not taking the Lord’s commandments seriously; making their own choices instead of trusting God; forgetting past blessings and dealings; unwilling to let go of certain idols; justifying their own decisions; not willing to die to all that would seduce them back to middle ground!

Let us determine to want the Lord’s fullness. God’s desire for you is to enter into a place of rest, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. That required following him “with all the heart, all the strength.”

Verses of the day

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.
John 3:20-21

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:12

Monday, September 28, 2009

Verses of the day

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive,
and your joy will be complete.

John 16:24

The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 2:14

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Verses of the day

1 Corinthians 15:56-58
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Hebrews 10:28-32
Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings

Friday, September 25, 2009

Verses of the day

John 3:17-20
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

1 John 2:1-3
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Verses of the day

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Hebrews 10:35-36

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
Psalm 84:10

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Verses of the day

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Romans 5:3-4

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Proverbs 17:28

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Verses of the day

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Romans 15:7

For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:19

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Selah

from wikipedia:
Selah is a word used frequently in the Hebrew Bible, often in the Psalms and is a difficult concept to translate. It should not be confused with the Hebrew word Sela which means "rock".

Selah is probably either a liturgico-musical mark or an instruction on the reading of the text, something like "stop and listen". "Let those with eyes see and with ears hear" is most concise. The Psalms were sung accompanied by musical instruments and there are references to this in many chapters. Thirty-one of the thirty-nine psalms with the caption "To the choir-master" include the word "Selah". Selah notes a break in the song and as such is similar in purpose to Amen in that it stresses the importance of the preceding passage.
Another interpretation claims that Selah comes from the primary Hebrew root word [calah] which means "to hang", and by implication to measure (weigh).
Also "Selah" is the name of a city from the time of David and Solomon.

It is translated into today's general language with the meaning: think about it or praise [the Lord]. Other editions just leave it untranslated as "sela" or "selah"

http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/faq/selah.html :
"But what we do know is that it is a word which means to weigh or measure. And in these contexts, to weigh the preceding words of God and wisely consider them. It is a signature exhortation from God for our thoughtful reflection and weighing of what we have just read."

Psalms 4:4
"Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah."

Psalms 9:20
"Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah."

Psalms 57:6
"They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah."

Psalms 62:8
"Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."

Verses of the day

Joel 2:11-13
And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Philippians 1:27-29
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Your Life, Witness, and Testimony


Your Life, Witness, and Testimony - Tim Conway
What do people see when they watch you go through life? Are you conducting yourself in a way that will honor and gloryfing Christ as the treasure He is?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHxRaMSuZM4

Verses of the day

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:1-2

Friday, September 18, 2009

What is Apologetics?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpqkPGlwwtg

"All people have the knowledge of GOD but suppress* the truth, the unbelievers problem is not fundamentally a lack of information but a deniel of it, this does not mean the unbeliever doesn't have legitimate questions that deserve answers"

*supress
1 : to put down by authority or force : subdue
2 : to keep from public knowledge: as a : to keep secret
b : to stop or prohibit the publication or revelation of
3 a : to exclude from consciousness
b : to keep from giving vent to
4 obsolete : to press down
5 a : to restrain from a usual course or action
b : to inhibit the growth or development of

Verses of the day

Psalm 82:3-5
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Matthew 6:22-23
The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Philippians 2:3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Psalm 118:17

parallel translations

NIV - I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.

NAS - I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD.

GWT - I will not die, but I will live and tell what the LORD has done.

KJV - I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

AKJ - I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

ASV - I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah.

BBE - Life and not death will be my part, and I will give out the story of theworks of the Lord.

DRB - I shall not die, but live: and shall declare the works of the Lord.

DBY - I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of Jah.

ERV - I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

WBS - I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

WEB - I will not die, but live, and declare Yah's works.

YLT - I do not die, but live, And recount the works of Jah,

Verses of the day

Ephesians 4:23-24
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

31
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 5:1,2..
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you


Proverbs 21:3
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Verses of the day

James 3:13-17
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.


Amos 5:21-27
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

O Theophilus

Luke 1 is the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It describes the events leading up to the birth of Jesus. It is written to Theophilus, who could be a real person or could simply mean a fellow Christian as
theo philus is Greek for God lover
.
It could be both, addressed to a specific person, whether their name was that or not, and also meant for others as well. Acts of the Apostles begins addressed the same way. (from wikipedia)

Luke 1:1-4
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of
the things that : have been fulfilled /
are most surely believed
among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.


The Great Commission

"The Great Commission, in Christian tradition, is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples, that they spread his teachings to all the nations of the world."

Luke 24:44-49
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things.
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Matthew 28:16-20
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Acts 1
4-8
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 15
19–21
Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God, but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality (fornication), from things strangled, and from blood. For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.

22-29
Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren.
They wrote this, letter by them:

The apostles, the elders, and the brethren,
To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia:
Greetings.
Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, “You must be circumcised and keep the law”—to whom we gave no such commandment— 25 it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth. For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality (fornication). If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well.

Farewell.

The Power of the Gospel

Romans 1:16-17
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed,
a righteousness that is by faith from first to last*,
just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

*righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith

1 John 4:13-17
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Verses of the day

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
Philippians 2:1-2

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
Luke 5:27-28

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
Romans 16: 24-27

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Verses of the day

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
1 Peter 3:8

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."
Malachi 3:10

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Matthew 24:20-22

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Verses of the day

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:9-11

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Philippians 4:4

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
1 Corinthians 10:12

I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Psalm 40:10

O love the LORD, all ye His saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
Psalm 31:23