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What does inheritance look like? What kind of a man is this!

-Galatians 4:6-7-

-“Because you are sons [daughters], God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father. “

So you are no longer a slave, but a son [daughter]; and since you are a son [daughter], God has made you also an heir. “-

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-Matthew 8:27-

– The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

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Posted by on July 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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I have loved you, says the LORD

Malachi 1:2

Malachi 1:2

“I have loved you,’ says the LORD. ‘But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ ‘Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?’ declares the LORD. ‘Yet I have loved Jacob,”

I finished the Old Testament today, and I’m happy.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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I have often wondered what happens to lost years

I’m growing older.

There is a song – Circle – by Joni Mitchell I listened to over and over in my early twenties.

Lately I’ve been getting headaches. And this year has been mentally tough.

It’s dragged on and I’ve been down and so much wasted time and so many regretful choices in my past and a life with nothing to show.

What will they say at my funeral?

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Joel 2:25-26

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm
my great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.

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If I had tears, I would cry.

The time which the sinner lost, in which he might have gained increase of grace and glory, is lost forever.”

But all which he had gained before, returns.

All his lost love returns through penitence; all his past attainments, which were before accepted by God, are accepted still for the same glory.

“Former works which were deadened by sins following, revive through repentance”.

The penitent begins anew God’s service, but he is not at the beginning of that service, nor of his preparation for life eternal.

If the grace which he had before, and the glory corresponding to that grace, and to his former attainments through that grace, were lost to him, then, although eternally blessed, he would be punished eternally for forgiven sin, which, God has promised, should “not be remembered.

And a great wonder happens. A life anew.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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God’s desire

-Hosea 6:6-

-“…for I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgement of God rather than burnt offerings.”-

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Angels and Prayer

-Daniel 9:22-23-

-He instructed me and said to me,

“Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.

As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.

Therefore consider the message and understand the vision…-

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Sunday

-Isaiah 58:13-14-

“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath

and from doing as you please on my holy day,

if you call the Sabbath a delight
and the Lord’s holy day honorable,

and if you honor it by not going your own way

and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,

then you will find your joy in the Lord,
and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land

and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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The purpose of Jesus

-Isaiah 53-
1Who has believed our report?

And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
8He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9And they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
11He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.
 
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Posted by on February 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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You will never drink again

-Isaiah 51:22-

-This is what your sovereign LORD says, your God, who defends his people:

“See, I have taken out of your hand the cup that made you stagger;

From that cup, the goblet of my wrath, you will never drink again.”-

There are times it seems I cannot hold on any longer.

Everything is loose and tearing away, there are no footholds, one pressure after another applies.

There are people who have died in great tragedy.

My hope is in this verse.

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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The Liar

Isaiah 1:15

-“When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you:

Even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen.

Your hands are full of blood; wash and makes yourselves clean.”-

When I come to God in prayer, I must have made an effort to clean myself.

With my life, I must be making an effort to do better.

And if I have wronged someone I have to make an effort to put it right.

I have to be trying to do the right thing.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Drink your own water

-Poverbs 5:15-17-

“Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.

Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in public squares?

Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.”

-Proverbs 6:25-26-

“Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,

For the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread,

And the adulteress preys upon your very life.”

And so it is with porn.

And when I think about it, envy of any sort.

Perhaps that is why envy and lust are so enjoined?

Like – when you envy, covetousness is part of it?

The pain here is that what you have, is not enough – even though it is given by God – and that there is also some anger there, or wantonness that lazy thinking to leads to violence or the act of taking.

Sometimes, when I look at porn, it’s like I somehow have let go of my partner for something that has nothing to do with him.

That I reduce my partners purpose in my life and take for granted what he brings.

As I grow older, I become more aware of filth.

And what it means to be dirty and how power is invested in purity and how dirtiness breeds fear of being uncovered, and anger at being unclean and sorrow at being corruptible. Or something like that.

I must Drink my own water. Make sure it’s clean.

Take it to God and ask for cleansing.

And be satisfied with my own fresh, clean water.

Water may also be, my own discerned understanding of God.

Because in this Spirit-filled atmosphere, where everyone is a prophet, where else can I find direction but in prayer?

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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