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  • 27 Jul 2017
    Today’s Devotional | July 27 | JOHN 4:34-38 | The Harvest Today's Devotional Memory VerseAnd he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together (John 4:36). Early one morning, William Gladstone was at his desk at No. 10 Downing Street, London. A timid knock on the door called him from preparing an important speech he was to deliver that day in Parliament. Standing at the door was a little boy whose friendship Gladstone had won by little deeds of kindness. The boy said, “My brother is dying. Won’t you please come and show him the way to heaven?” Leaving his important work for the most important work any Christian can do, Gladstone went to the bedside of the dying boy. In a matter of moments, the boy was rejoicing in his newly found Saviour! Returning to his office, Gladstone wrote at the bottom of the speech he had been preparing: “I am the happiest man in London today!” He had been the human instrument in the hands of God, to lead a boy to the Saviour. Gladstone was there in the hour of reaping and rejoiced. Some, however, miss the moment of reaping, yet share in the winning of lost people. They are the sowers. Sowers may have difficulty finding courage or words for the moment of decision in soul wining, but they faithfully witness and give out the gospel. Some sowers mail scores of letters with enclosed tracts. Other sowers live consistent Christian lives and show compassion to those in need. In the harvest, the sowers and reapers rejoice together! (See John 4:37,38.) Daily Devotionals   “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God…” Psalm 42:1, 2
    2 Posted by Donald Safford
  • Today’s Devotional | July 27 | JOHN 4:34-38 | The Harvest Today's Devotional Memory VerseAnd he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together (John 4:36). Early one morning, William Gladstone was at his desk at No. 10 Downing Street, London. A timid knock on the door called him from preparing an important speech he was to deliver that day in Parliament. Standing at the door was a little boy whose friendship Gladstone had won by little deeds of kindness. The boy said, “My brother is dying. Won’t you please come and show him the way to heaven?” Leaving his important work for the most important work any Christian can do, Gladstone went to the bedside of the dying boy. In a matter of moments, the boy was rejoicing in his newly found Saviour! Returning to his office, Gladstone wrote at the bottom of the speech he had been preparing: “I am the happiest man in London today!” He had been the human instrument in the hands of God, to lead a boy to the Saviour. Gladstone was there in the hour of reaping and rejoiced. Some, however, miss the moment of reaping, yet share in the winning of lost people. They are the sowers. Sowers may have difficulty finding courage or words for the moment of decision in soul wining, but they faithfully witness and give out the gospel. Some sowers mail scores of letters with enclosed tracts. Other sowers live consistent Christian lives and show compassion to those in need. In the harvest, the sowers and reapers rejoice together! (See John 4:37,38.) Daily Devotionals   “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God…” Psalm 42:1, 2
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  • 27 Jul 2017
      You Are Qualified     COLOSSIANS 1:12 NIV 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. You are qualified to receive any and every blessing from God, not because of what you have done -- but based on what Jesus did for you. You don't become qualified with God based on your performance, but you were MADE qualified by God when you received Jesus. Being righteous -- or in right standing with God -- is all the qualification you need. And righteousness is a free gift that you receive when you receive Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus is your righteousness. 1 CORINTHIANS 1:30 NIV 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God -- that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21 NIV 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Righteousness is not something you have earned or done, but a gift given by God (Romans 5:17). Because of God's grace, you can partake of the inheritance of the saints of God. You have a right -- given to you by God -- to share in all that God has. You were qualified to receive every blessing of God by being made right with God. You don't have to do anything else so you can qualify. It's a gift! You just have to believe it! You are qualified to be completely forgiven. You are qualified to be filled with God's Holy Spirit. You are qualified to receive healing. You are qualified to get prayers answered. You are qualified to prosper. You are qualified to live with God in Heaven. "But preacher, you don't know me. You don't know what I have done." Good news! It doesn't matter! Jesus paid the price to qualify you. Right now -- because of Jesus' blood -- you qualify for all of God's blessings. So don't believe the lie that you are not good enough. The blood of Jesus is what makes you good enough. Nothing else ever can! "But preacher, I just don't believe that. It doesn't seem to work for me." Well, you are right that if you don't believe it, it won't happen for you. All the blessings of God are only appropriated by faith. That means you must believe what God says before you will see the promised blessings happen in your life. ROMANS 5:2 NIV 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. God has provided everything for us by His grace -- purely undeserved by us -- as a free gift. However, we only have access to it by faith. SAY THIS: I am qualified for all God's blessings. God made me qualified!
    1 Posted by Donald Safford
  •   You Are Qualified     COLOSSIANS 1:12 NIV 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. You are qualified to receive any and every blessing from God, not because of what you have done -- but based on what Jesus did for you. You don't become qualified with God based on your performance, but you were MADE qualified by God when you received Jesus. Being righteous -- or in right standing with God -- is all the qualification you need. And righteousness is a free gift that you receive when you receive Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus is your righteousness. 1 CORINTHIANS 1:30 NIV 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God -- that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21 NIV 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Righteousness is not something you have earned or done, but a gift given by God (Romans 5:17). Because of God's grace, you can partake of the inheritance of the saints of God. You have a right -- given to you by God -- to share in all that God has. You were qualified to receive every blessing of God by being made right with God. You don't have to do anything else so you can qualify. It's a gift! You just have to believe it! You are qualified to be completely forgiven. You are qualified to be filled with God's Holy Spirit. You are qualified to receive healing. You are qualified to get prayers answered. You are qualified to prosper. You are qualified to live with God in Heaven. "But preacher, you don't know me. You don't know what I have done." Good news! It doesn't matter! Jesus paid the price to qualify you. Right now -- because of Jesus' blood -- you qualify for all of God's blessings. So don't believe the lie that you are not good enough. The blood of Jesus is what makes you good enough. Nothing else ever can! "But preacher, I just don't believe that. It doesn't seem to work for me." Well, you are right that if you don't believe it, it won't happen for you. All the blessings of God are only appropriated by faith. That means you must believe what God says before you will see the promised blessings happen in your life. ROMANS 5:2 NIV 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. God has provided everything for us by His grace -- purely undeserved by us -- as a free gift. However, we only have access to it by faith. SAY THIS: I am qualified for all God's blessings. God made me qualified!
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  • 27 Jul 2017
    WE ARE ALWAYS SUPPOSED TO PRAY 'GOD'S WILL'.  WE ARE ALSO SUPPOSED TO PRAY WHAT HE TELLS US TO PRAY.  IMPLICIT IN THIS IS THE FACT THAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO TRUST GOD TO KNOW WHAT HE IS TELLING US TO PRAY, AND WHY.... EVEN THOUGH WE MIGHT NOT HAVE A SINGLE CLUE ABOUT WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON... IN MY PROFILE PHOTO THERE ARE 4 SISTERS.  I HAVE BEEN VERY CLOSE TO THE OLDEST TWO; THE YOUNGEST TWO I HAVE BARELY SEEN.    THE YOUNGEST 3 HAVE THE SAME FATHER. ___ WHEN A TIME CAME WHEN IT WAS JUST MY MOM AND I IN OUR HOME, THE ENEMY TRIED TO DESTROY THESE GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILY.  THEY HAD NOWHERE TO GO, HAVING LOST THEIR HOME, AND MY MOM AGREED - OUR HOME WAS NOW THEIR HOME AS WELL.  THIS ALSO INCLUDED THE YOUNG FATHER OF THE OLDEST GIRL, AND LATER, THE FATHER OF THE YOUNGER 3 GIRLS...  AND THEIR MOM...   THEIR YOUNG AUNT...  AND THEIR GRANDMOTHER.   REGARDLESS OF HOW THINGS WERE GOING, OR WHAT ATTACKS SATAN WAS TRYING TO PULL...  GOD KEPT ME FOCUSED ON ONE THING:  HE HAD TOLD ME WHAT TO DO, HOW TO PROCEED..  AND HE EXPECTED ME TO DO IT. SO I DID. ____   IT IS JUST 2 MONTHS SHY OF BEING 3 YEARS SINCE I HAVE SEEN THE GIRLS, OR THEIR MOM OR GRANDMOTHER.  ALL OF THEM ARE IN MY CONSTANT PRAYERS AS MUCH AS I POSSIBLY CAN.  THERE HAVE NOT BEEN MANY CONTACTS BY PHONE... BUT USUALLY, WHEN THERE ARE....  THE GIRLS ARE CRYING, AND I AM ALSO... WE MISS ONE ANOTHER THAT MUCH.   THIS CITY GOD HAS BROUGHT ME TO IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY FROM WHERE I LIVED MOST OF MY LIFE.  I DO KNOW THAT GOD BROUGHT ME TO THIS EXACT CITY.  OTHER THAN MY SISTER, I KNOW ALMOST NO ONE HERE.... EVERY TIME GOD IS ABOUT TO BRING A NEW FRIEND FORWARD, SATAN TRIES EVERYTHING HE CAN TO STOP ALL CONTACT..  SO, I JUST KEEP ON PRAYING, STAY MOSTLY SILENT..  AND WAIT.... _____ I WAS MADE AWARE A FEW MONTHS AGO... THE CITY I NOW LIVE IN IS ALSO THE CITY WHERE THE FATHER OF THE OLDEST GIRL IN THE PHOTO LIVES!!!  I DON'T REMEMBER IF I ACTUALLY WROTE A BLOG ARTICLE ABOUT THIS OR NOT.. I WAS WALKING INTO A GROCERY STORE, AND GOD WAS SPEAKING INTO MY HEART "LOOK OUT FOR HIM"!   HE WAS ACTUALLY IN THE STORE, SAW ME...  AND WAS VERY EXCITED/HAPPY... AND HAS SEEN ME SEVERAL TIMES SINCE IN THE STORE....  BUT HAS NEVER SPOKEN TO ME, AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM... WHEN HE MOVED TO THIS CITY SEVERAL YEARS AGO, HE STARTED A NEW FAMILY - AND NOW HAS 3 GIRLS HERE.  ALSO, HE HAS HAD ALMOST NO CONTACT WITH HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER FOR SEVERAL YEARS.... UNTIL, THAT IS, ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO.  SINCE THEN, HE HAS BEEN CALLING TO TALK TO HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER FOR 2 HOURS OR MORE EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  THEY HAVE HEALED.  THE FATHER IS ALSO PAYING FULL CHILD SUPPORT FOR HER. ______ THIS BRINGS ME ALMOST CURRENT... TO FRIDAY OF LAST WEEK - 7 DAYS AGO.  AS I WAS PONDERING EVERYTHING, I TRIED TO PRAY.. AND COULDN'T... AND FINALLY, A PRAYER BURST FORTH FROM MY SPIRIT.  THIS PRAYER WAS THAT GOD WOULD HEAL EVERYTHING BETWEEN THIS MAN AND HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER...  ALSO, THAT HE SEE HER IN PERSON SOON...    AND THAT - SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY... I BE ALLOWED TO SEE HER ALSO, EVEN FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES...   AND AS I PRAYED, I EVEN HEARD THE WORDS COMING FORTH, ASKING GOD TO DEAL WITH THE MOTHER'S HEART, SPEAKING TO HER ABOUT SOME SPECIFIC THINGS, AND THAT SHE HAD TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT GOD HAD USED ME IN SPECIFIC WAYS TO HELP EVERYONE IN HER FAMILY,,, AND THAT I HAD BEEN OBEDIENT TO HIM. __________ I THEN HAD ANOTHER TELEPHONE CALL THE NIGHT BEFORE LAST, ON TUESDAY EVENING - FROM THE MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER OF THE OLDEST GIRL.  WITH SUMMER ALMOST OVER, THE DAD HAS DECIDED HE WANTS TO SPEND A FEW DAYS WITH HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER!  SO, WHAT HE IS GOING TO, IS TO LEAVE THIS CITY TONIGHT, TRAVEL TO SEE HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER HE HAS NOT SEEN FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND BRING HER TO MEET HER 3 OTHER SISTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, AND THEN RETURN HER BACK TO HER MOM/GRANDMOTHER BY SUNDAY NIGHT!!  THE MOM WAS WILLING TO ALLOW THIS... WITH ONE NON-NEGOTIABLE STIPULATION:  THAT, IF I AGREED, I WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE OLDEST DAUGHTER FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR.... AND THAT IF THE DAD DIDN'T AGREE, NOT TO COME FOR THE DAUGHTER!   WHAT WAS EVEN MORE AMAZING TO ME WAS....  AS THE MOM SHARED THINGS WITH ME ON THE PHONE, AND EXPLAINED...  HER WORDS WERE >EXACTLY< WHAT GOD HAD HAD ME PRAY LAST WEEK, THAT SHE WOULD FINALLY UNDERSTAND. NOW...  SO THAT NO ONE THINKS THIS IS ALL JUST "COINCIDENCE"... IT MEANS THAT THE FATHER - WHO HAS NO CAR - WILL BE TRAVELING WITH SOMEONE ELSE TO SEE HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER.  THE FATHER WILL HAVE HIS 3 YOUNGER DAUGHTERS WITH HIM, SO THEY CAN ALSO MEET EVERYBODY IN THE FAMILY.  HE IS GOING TO BRING ALL OF THE GIRLS BACK WITH HIM TO THIS CITY FOR THE WEEKEND.  HE WILL THEN HAVE HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER BACK HOME WITH HER MOM/GRANDMOTHER/SISTERS LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AND RETURN BACK TO THIS CITY TO BE AT WORK MONDAY MORNING!!! _____ HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT GOD IS TRULY "MAKING A WAY" IN ALL OF THIS , AND ORDERING IT TO HIS PURPOSE?? WELL...  IT COULD BE THAT, BECAUSE...  >EACH PART< OF THE TRIP< - TO GET THE DAUGHTER, COME BACK, TAKE THE DAUGHTER BACK HOME, AND THEN TO RETURN HOME....   EACH PART OF THE TRIP IS 1200 MILES EACH WAY ____ AND IN LESS THAN 55 HOURS OR SO....   I WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE OLDEST DAUGHTER...   AND KNOW.... THAT GOD HAS TRULY HEARD, LISTENED, HELPED...  NOT JUST BECAUSE I PRAYED...   BUT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO...      
  • WE ARE ALWAYS SUPPOSED TO PRAY 'GOD'S WILL'.  WE ARE ALSO SUPPOSED TO PRAY WHAT HE TELLS US TO PRAY.  IMPLICIT IN THIS IS THE FACT THAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO TRUST GOD TO KNOW WHAT HE IS TELLING US TO PRAY, AND WHY.... EVEN THOUGH WE MIGHT NOT HAVE A SINGLE CLUE ABOUT WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON... IN MY PROFILE PHOTO THERE ARE 4 SISTERS.  I HAVE BEEN VERY CLOSE TO THE OLDEST TWO; THE YOUNGEST TWO I HAVE BARELY SEEN.    THE YOUNGEST 3 HAVE THE SAME FATHER. ___ WHEN A TIME CAME WHEN IT WAS JUST MY MOM AND I IN OUR HOME, THE ENEMY TRIED TO DESTROY THESE GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILY.  THEY HAD NOWHERE TO GO, HAVING LOST THEIR HOME, AND MY MOM AGREED - OUR HOME WAS NOW THEIR HOME AS WELL.  THIS ALSO INCLUDED THE YOUNG FATHER OF THE OLDEST GIRL, AND LATER, THE FATHER OF THE YOUNGER 3 GIRLS...  AND THEIR MOM...   THEIR YOUNG AUNT...  AND THEIR GRANDMOTHER.   REGARDLESS OF HOW THINGS WERE GOING, OR WHAT ATTACKS SATAN WAS TRYING TO PULL...  GOD KEPT ME FOCUSED ON ONE THING:  HE HAD TOLD ME WHAT TO DO, HOW TO PROCEED..  AND HE EXPECTED ME TO DO IT. SO I DID. ____   IT IS JUST 2 MONTHS SHY OF BEING 3 YEARS SINCE I HAVE SEEN THE GIRLS, OR THEIR MOM OR GRANDMOTHER.  ALL OF THEM ARE IN MY CONSTANT PRAYERS AS MUCH AS I POSSIBLY CAN.  THERE HAVE NOT BEEN MANY CONTACTS BY PHONE... BUT USUALLY, WHEN THERE ARE....  THE GIRLS ARE CRYING, AND I AM ALSO... WE MISS ONE ANOTHER THAT MUCH.   THIS CITY GOD HAS BROUGHT ME TO IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY FROM WHERE I LIVED MOST OF MY LIFE.  I DO KNOW THAT GOD BROUGHT ME TO THIS EXACT CITY.  OTHER THAN MY SISTER, I KNOW ALMOST NO ONE HERE.... EVERY TIME GOD IS ABOUT TO BRING A NEW FRIEND FORWARD, SATAN TRIES EVERYTHING HE CAN TO STOP ALL CONTACT..  SO, I JUST KEEP ON PRAYING, STAY MOSTLY SILENT..  AND WAIT.... _____ I WAS MADE AWARE A FEW MONTHS AGO... THE CITY I NOW LIVE IN IS ALSO THE CITY WHERE THE FATHER OF THE OLDEST GIRL IN THE PHOTO LIVES!!!  I DON'T REMEMBER IF I ACTUALLY WROTE A BLOG ARTICLE ABOUT THIS OR NOT.. I WAS WALKING INTO A GROCERY STORE, AND GOD WAS SPEAKING INTO MY HEART "LOOK OUT FOR HIM"!   HE WAS ACTUALLY IN THE STORE, SAW ME...  AND WAS VERY EXCITED/HAPPY... AND HAS SEEN ME SEVERAL TIMES SINCE IN THE STORE....  BUT HAS NEVER SPOKEN TO ME, AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM... WHEN HE MOVED TO THIS CITY SEVERAL YEARS AGO, HE STARTED A NEW FAMILY - AND NOW HAS 3 GIRLS HERE.  ALSO, HE HAS HAD ALMOST NO CONTACT WITH HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER FOR SEVERAL YEARS.... UNTIL, THAT IS, ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO.  SINCE THEN, HE HAS BEEN CALLING TO TALK TO HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER FOR 2 HOURS OR MORE EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  THEY HAVE HEALED.  THE FATHER IS ALSO PAYING FULL CHILD SUPPORT FOR HER. ______ THIS BRINGS ME ALMOST CURRENT... TO FRIDAY OF LAST WEEK - 7 DAYS AGO.  AS I WAS PONDERING EVERYTHING, I TRIED TO PRAY.. AND COULDN'T... AND FINALLY, A PRAYER BURST FORTH FROM MY SPIRIT.  THIS PRAYER WAS THAT GOD WOULD HEAL EVERYTHING BETWEEN THIS MAN AND HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER...  ALSO, THAT HE SEE HER IN PERSON SOON...    AND THAT - SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY... I BE ALLOWED TO SEE HER ALSO, EVEN FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES...   AND AS I PRAYED, I EVEN HEARD THE WORDS COMING FORTH, ASKING GOD TO DEAL WITH THE MOTHER'S HEART, SPEAKING TO HER ABOUT SOME SPECIFIC THINGS, AND THAT SHE HAD TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT GOD HAD USED ME IN SPECIFIC WAYS TO HELP EVERYONE IN HER FAMILY,,, AND THAT I HAD BEEN OBEDIENT TO HIM. __________ I THEN HAD ANOTHER TELEPHONE CALL THE NIGHT BEFORE LAST, ON TUESDAY EVENING - FROM THE MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER OF THE OLDEST GIRL.  WITH SUMMER ALMOST OVER, THE DAD HAS DECIDED HE WANTS TO SPEND A FEW DAYS WITH HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER!  SO, WHAT HE IS GOING TO, IS TO LEAVE THIS CITY TONIGHT, TRAVEL TO SEE HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER HE HAS NOT SEEN FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND BRING HER TO MEET HER 3 OTHER SISTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, AND THEN RETURN HER BACK TO HER MOM/GRANDMOTHER BY SUNDAY NIGHT!!  THE MOM WAS WILLING TO ALLOW THIS... WITH ONE NON-NEGOTIABLE STIPULATION:  THAT, IF I AGREED, I WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE OLDEST DAUGHTER FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR.... AND THAT IF THE DAD DIDN'T AGREE, NOT TO COME FOR THE DAUGHTER!   WHAT WAS EVEN MORE AMAZING TO ME WAS....  AS THE MOM SHARED THINGS WITH ME ON THE PHONE, AND EXPLAINED...  HER WORDS WERE >EXACTLY< WHAT GOD HAD HAD ME PRAY LAST WEEK, THAT SHE WOULD FINALLY UNDERSTAND. NOW...  SO THAT NO ONE THINKS THIS IS ALL JUST "COINCIDENCE"... IT MEANS THAT THE FATHER - WHO HAS NO CAR - WILL BE TRAVELING WITH SOMEONE ELSE TO SEE HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER.  THE FATHER WILL HAVE HIS 3 YOUNGER DAUGHTERS WITH HIM, SO THEY CAN ALSO MEET EVERYBODY IN THE FAMILY.  HE IS GOING TO BRING ALL OF THE GIRLS BACK WITH HIM TO THIS CITY FOR THE WEEKEND.  HE WILL THEN HAVE HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER BACK HOME WITH HER MOM/GRANDMOTHER/SISTERS LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AND RETURN BACK TO THIS CITY TO BE AT WORK MONDAY MORNING!!! _____ HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT GOD IS TRULY "MAKING A WAY" IN ALL OF THIS , AND ORDERING IT TO HIS PURPOSE?? WELL...  IT COULD BE THAT, BECAUSE...  >EACH PART< OF THE TRIP< - TO GET THE DAUGHTER, COME BACK, TAKE THE DAUGHTER BACK HOME, AND THEN TO RETURN HOME....   EACH PART OF THE TRIP IS 1200 MILES EACH WAY ____ AND IN LESS THAN 55 HOURS OR SO....   I WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE OLDEST DAUGHTER...   AND KNOW.... THAT GOD HAS TRULY HEARD, LISTENED, HELPED...  NOT JUST BECAUSE I PRAYED...   BUT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO...      
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  • 27 Jul 2017
    Seek ye first the Kingdom Search SKIP TO CONTENT HOME   MESSAGES   STUDY RESOURCES   ABOUT   WHAT WE BELIEVE   CONTACT PRIDE JULY 27, 2017 LEAVE A COMMENT I have heard it said that there is really only one sin, and that is the sin of Pride. All others sins result from this one. Pride is the desire to satisfy our self-centered focus above all other things. There is a difference between the pride of feeling good for accomplishing something, or the pride in the success of our friends and loved ones and Pride of superiority. The problem occurs when, like many good things, the pride it is distorted and becomes above everything including God. Pride was the cause of Satan’s fall. He was originally one of the angels, Lucifer, star of the morning. Isaiah 12:13 says about him, “You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God” Ezekiel 28:17 writes about Satan, “Your heart was filled with pride because of all your beauty. Your wisdom was corrupted by your love of splendor.” We rationalize our sins when we put our love of ourselves, our pride, above God. “I want this or that,” gives us the reason, for greed, envy, lust, hate, etc.. Psalm 10:4 writes, “In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” I believe the antidote to this sinful pride is gratitude, or thankfulness. It is very difficult to be self-absorbed and be truly thankful at the same time; Particularly, we need to be thankful to God for all he has given us. Dear Lord, everything good that we have comes from you. Help us remember to give our thanks to you for our success, intelligence, health, strength, family, friends and all good things, and protect us from the devils lure toward sinful pride. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
    0 Posted by Donald Safford
  • Seek ye first the Kingdom Search SKIP TO CONTENT HOME   MESSAGES   STUDY RESOURCES   ABOUT   WHAT WE BELIEVE   CONTACT PRIDE JULY 27, 2017 LEAVE A COMMENT I have heard it said that there is really only one sin, and that is the sin of Pride. All others sins result from this one. Pride is the desire to satisfy our self-centered focus above all other things. There is a difference between the pride of feeling good for accomplishing something, or the pride in the success of our friends and loved ones and Pride of superiority. The problem occurs when, like many good things, the pride it is distorted and becomes above everything including God. Pride was the cause of Satan’s fall. He was originally one of the angels, Lucifer, star of the morning. Isaiah 12:13 says about him, “You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God” Ezekiel 28:17 writes about Satan, “Your heart was filled with pride because of all your beauty. Your wisdom was corrupted by your love of splendor.” We rationalize our sins when we put our love of ourselves, our pride, above God. “I want this or that,” gives us the reason, for greed, envy, lust, hate, etc.. Psalm 10:4 writes, “In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” I believe the antidote to this sinful pride is gratitude, or thankfulness. It is very difficult to be self-absorbed and be truly thankful at the same time; Particularly, we need to be thankful to God for all he has given us. Dear Lord, everything good that we have comes from you. Help us remember to give our thanks to you for our success, intelligence, health, strength, family, friends and all good things, and protect us from the devils lure toward sinful pride. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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  • 27 Jul 2017
    JULY 27 Failure Is Not Final “O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful.” Psalm 31:23 Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth were two of the greatest baseball players of all time. Ty Cobb was known for his record number of stolen bases, and Babe Ruth was known for his record number of home runs. What you may not know is that Ty Cobb was also thrown out more than any other man in baseball trying to steal bases. And Babe Ruth struck out more than any other man in baseball! These fellows didn’t let their failures stop them, and neither should you! Fix your goal.Face your faults.Forget your failures.Failure in the Christian life is not final. Maybe you or someone you know is feeling discouraged today. Remind them or yourself of the promise inPhilippians 4:13.
    0 Posted by Donald Safford
  • JULY 27 Failure Is Not Final “O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful.” Psalm 31:23 Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth were two of the greatest baseball players of all time. Ty Cobb was known for his record number of stolen bases, and Babe Ruth was known for his record number of home runs. What you may not know is that Ty Cobb was also thrown out more than any other man in baseball trying to steal bases. And Babe Ruth struck out more than any other man in baseball! These fellows didn’t let their failures stop them, and neither should you! Fix your goal.Face your faults.Forget your failures.Failure in the Christian life is not final. Maybe you or someone you know is feeling discouraged today. Remind them or yourself of the promise inPhilippians 4:13.
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  • 27 Jul 2017
    July 27 Devoted to God Psalms 62:1-2 Having been saved by faith in Christ, we express our love and gratitude through devotion to Him. Regular Bible study and prayer will be an integral part of our daily lives. In addition, our commitment to the Lord will be revealed through a passion to obey, a spirit of humility, and a servant's heart. Obedience. David sought to obey God all his life. As a shepherd boy, he faithfully tended the animals in his father's fields. While king, he set aside his desire to build the temple and let Solomon lead the effort, as God had commanded. Although David lived imperfectly, his desire was to do what the Lord asked. We see from Jesus' words in John 14:15 that obedience should be our high priority as well: He said, "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." Humility. After David killed Goliath, the crowds shouted praise about the young man. However, he did not become prideful. Instead, he remained in King Saul's service and waited for God to make him the ruler of Israel. Even as king, he remained humble. He knew that what had been accomplished was because of the Lord's actions and not his own (2 Sam. 7:18). Service. Whether David was a lowly shepherd or a mighty king, his goal was to obey God and serve Him.   This man after God's own heart was devoted to his Lord. He sought to know Him and longed to carry out His will. David's actions reflected His humble attitude of servanthood and his longing to please his heavenly Father. Take steps each day to be sure your life expresses commitment to Jesus. For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.
    0 Posted by Donald Safford
  • July 27 Devoted to God Psalms 62:1-2 Having been saved by faith in Christ, we express our love and gratitude through devotion to Him. Regular Bible study and prayer will be an integral part of our daily lives. In addition, our commitment to the Lord will be revealed through a passion to obey, a spirit of humility, and a servant's heart. Obedience. David sought to obey God all his life. As a shepherd boy, he faithfully tended the animals in his father's fields. While king, he set aside his desire to build the temple and let Solomon lead the effort, as God had commanded. Although David lived imperfectly, his desire was to do what the Lord asked. We see from Jesus' words in John 14:15 that obedience should be our high priority as well: He said, "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." Humility. After David killed Goliath, the crowds shouted praise about the young man. However, he did not become prideful. Instead, he remained in King Saul's service and waited for God to make him the ruler of Israel. Even as king, he remained humble. He knew that what had been accomplished was because of the Lord's actions and not his own (2 Sam. 7:18). Service. Whether David was a lowly shepherd or a mighty king, his goal was to obey God and serve Him.   This man after God's own heart was devoted to his Lord. He sought to know Him and longed to carry out His will. David's actions reflected His humble attitude of servanthood and his longing to please his heavenly Father. Take steps each day to be sure your life expresses commitment to Jesus. For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.
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  • 23 Jul 2016
    Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    18947 Posted by Susan Marie
  • Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
    Jul 23, 2016 18947
  • 27 Aug 2016
    God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    5711 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
    Aug 27, 2016 5711
  • 12 Jan 2017
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
  •   "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
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  • 04 Sep 2016
    DISCIPLES ACADEMY IS A ONLINE BIBLICAL RESOURCE FROM "Real Truth Matters Ministries". IF YOUR WILLING TO LEARN YOURSELF AND WANT TO TEACH SOMEONE ELSE ABOUT THE GREAT COMMISSION TO DISCIPLE EVEN IF YOU DON'T FEEL EQUIPPED THIS WILL HELP SO YOU CAN FEEL EQUIPPED AND DISCIPLE. THEN YOU WON'T BE SCARED BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ITS NOT JUST EVANGELISM AND BIBLE STUDY THAT MAKES UP THE GREAT COMMISSION ITS MORE. THIS WILL ALSO BE A GREAT TOOL TO REFER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE GOSPEL. THERE ARE THREE LEVELS OF TRAINING AND YOU CAN GO OUT AND FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION. WE ARE ALL CALLED TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION NO ONE IS EXCUSED. Please look at the site you will see how good it is and " SHARE " with others. Would you please " LIKE MY PAGE " for posts in the future. There is a video posted below for intro. INDUCTION: A New Beginning http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php#.U3DhivldWSo BASIC TRAINING: First Steps http://www.disciplesacademy.com/basic_training.php… ADVANCED TRAINING: Moving To Maturity http://www.disciplesacademy.com/advanced_training.php… THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php
    1617 Posted by Kim Jackson
  • DISCIPLES ACADEMY IS A ONLINE BIBLICAL RESOURCE FROM "Real Truth Matters Ministries". IF YOUR WILLING TO LEARN YOURSELF AND WANT TO TEACH SOMEONE ELSE ABOUT THE GREAT COMMISSION TO DISCIPLE EVEN IF YOU DON'T FEEL EQUIPPED THIS WILL HELP SO YOU CAN FEEL EQUIPPED AND DISCIPLE. THEN YOU WON'T BE SCARED BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ITS NOT JUST EVANGELISM AND BIBLE STUDY THAT MAKES UP THE GREAT COMMISSION ITS MORE. THIS WILL ALSO BE A GREAT TOOL TO REFER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE GOSPEL. THERE ARE THREE LEVELS OF TRAINING AND YOU CAN GO OUT AND FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION. WE ARE ALL CALLED TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION NO ONE IS EXCUSED. Please look at the site you will see how good it is and " SHARE " with others. Would you please " LIKE MY PAGE " for posts in the future. There is a video posted below for intro. INDUCTION: A New Beginning http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php#.U3DhivldWSo BASIC TRAINING: First Steps http://www.disciplesacademy.com/basic_training.php… ADVANCED TRAINING: Moving To Maturity http://www.disciplesacademy.com/advanced_training.php… THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE http://www.disciplesacademy.com/induction.php
    Sep 04, 2016 1617
  • 03 Aug 2016
    Daily Scripture & Reflection August 3, 2016   That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9   A Time to Think Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts. –Howard Chandler Christy, artist   A Time to Act Remember your faith is the best answer to anxiety . A Time to Pray Lord when I am full of fear and worry help me to take my eyes off of myself and to focus on You.
    1174 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Daily Scripture & Reflection August 3, 2016   That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9   A Time to Think Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts. –Howard Chandler Christy, artist   A Time to Act Remember your faith is the best answer to anxiety . A Time to Pray Lord when I am full of fear and worry help me to take my eyes off of myself and to focus on You.
    Aug 03, 2016 1174
  • 08 Mar 2017
    God Gives His Children (Believers) Two Rules for a Happy Marriage:   22 Wives should submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord; 23 because the husband is head of the wife, just as the Messiah, as head of the Messianic Community, is himself the one who keeps the body safe. 24 Just as the Messianic Community submits to the Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.           Ephesians 5:22-24 CJB God knows men. Men need to feel responsible and supreme! Wives do not challenge your husband’s decision making. They will become bossy and unresponsive, cold and aloof. Don’t challenge his daily decisions. For example: “honey don’t wear that shirt, or don’t wear those pants, shoes, etc..”   25 As for husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the Messianic Community, indeed, gave himself up on its behalf, 26 in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion in the mikveh, so to speak, 27 in order to present the Messianic Community to himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect. 28 This is how husbands ought to love their wives — like their own bodies; for the man who loves his wife is loving himself. 29 Why, no one ever hated his own flesh! On the contrary, he feeds it well and takes care of it, just as the Messiah does the Messianic Community, 30 because we are parts of his Body. 31 “Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and remain with his wife, and the two will become one.”
    1058 Posted by Judi Woods
  • God Gives His Children (Believers) Two Rules for a Happy Marriage:   22 Wives should submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord; 23 because the husband is head of the wife, just as the Messiah, as head of the Messianic Community, is himself the one who keeps the body safe. 24 Just as the Messianic Community submits to the Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.           Ephesians 5:22-24 CJB God knows men. Men need to feel responsible and supreme! Wives do not challenge your husband’s decision making. They will become bossy and unresponsive, cold and aloof. Don’t challenge his daily decisions. For example: “honey don’t wear that shirt, or don’t wear those pants, shoes, etc..”   25 As for husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the Messianic Community, indeed, gave himself up on its behalf, 26 in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion in the mikveh, so to speak, 27 in order to present the Messianic Community to himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect. 28 This is how husbands ought to love their wives — like their own bodies; for the man who loves his wife is loving himself. 29 Why, no one ever hated his own flesh! On the contrary, he feeds it well and takes care of it, just as the Messiah does the Messianic Community, 30 because we are parts of his Body. 31 “Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and remain with his wife, and the two will become one.”
    Mar 08, 2017 1058