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Chewed Up and Spit Out

March 23rd, 2017

Chewed Up and Spit Out

Jeremiah 51:34 (KJB)   Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.

The nation of Judah looked back upon the persecution and horrible treatment they endured when captive in the hands of evil Nebuchadrezzar.   The Bible says they were devoured, crushed, made empty, swallowed ...

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A Pig Will Always Be a Pig

March 22nd, 2017

A Pig Will Always Be a Pig

Proverbs 11:22 (KJB)   As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

A gold nose ring on a lowly pig does not make it more attractive.  It does nothing to make its appearance any more striking.

Pigs were sometimes fitted with a ring in ancient times for preventing them from rooting up the ground with their nose.  This ring was not something elaborate and special, ...

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Godly Desires and Duty

March 21st, 2017

Godly Desires and Duty

John 4:34 (KJB)   Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Are you busy about doing the will of God in your life?  What keeps you going, what is your passion in life?  God did give each of us a purpose in this life.  He set your heart and my heart to follow a certain direction.  This is not just an outward experience, ...

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The Spiritual Order of Marriage

March 20th, 2017

The Spiritual Order of Marriage

Genesis 2:23-24 (KJB)   And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.  24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

God did not choose to form both man and woman without reason or void of an eternal order. Both were divinely created ...

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A Spiritual “About Face”

March 19th, 2017

A Spiritual “About Face”

John 6:67-69 (KJB)   Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?  68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.  69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

During His short earthly ministry, Jesus Christ was used to rejection.

He was accustomed to teaching people the Truth of God and watching many people fall ...

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An Abomination to God

March 18th, 2017

An Abomination to God

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (KJB)   When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.  10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,  11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar ...

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Oblivious to Impending Judgement

March 17th, 2017

Oblivious to Impending Judgement

Jeremiah 8:5-7 (KJB)   Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.  6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.  7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the ...

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Rich Blessings Found in Christ

March 15th, 2017

Rich Blessings Found in Christ

Luke 6:20-23 (KJB)   And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.  21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.  22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name ...

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Unravel and Relish the significance of the Ark

March 14th, 2017

Unravel and Relish the significance of the Ark

Genesis 7:21-23 (KJB)   And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:  22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.  23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and ...

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Seeking Answers from God

March 13th, 2017

Seeking Answers from God

Genesis 24:63 (KJB)   And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

Isaac went out in the evening towards the end of the day looking for a place of quiet and solitude to meditate without potential distractions or interruption.  Isaac found a quiet place near the well in the field to communicate with God.

In the distance, as he was ...

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