December 31st, 2019
1 Chronicles 21:1 (KJB) And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
That is what satan does best, prod, provoke, and poke people into action.
Yes, he incites, needles, harasses, tempts, and compels a person to a breaking point. Taking a person to a time when a decision must be made whether to turn to the left or the right, a crossroad in life. One direction is always headed towards God, while the other one serves to lead a man ... Continue Reading →
Preserved Words Bible Studies, a Part of First Love Ministries Guest Post Series
The Cosmic Evolution of Optimism
Read Isaiah 41:26
I hope that you see the progression of lies and heresy in New Age teaching. Read now also Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:10 & 3:23. See why they want to get rid of your Bible? Their teaching is that if we just think good thoughts, get away to some monastery in the Himalayas, and THINK we can, like the little locomotive, we will think our way out of ... Continue Reading →
December 30th, 2019
Soar Like an Eagle
Isaiah 40:31 (KJB) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Waiting for anything seems like a foreign concept for many people in this fast-paced and immediate gratification kind of world we live in today.
The popular concept of receiving immediate gratification is far removed from a biblical concept of waiting on God and placing trust ... Continue Reading →
December 29th, 2019
No Longer in the Cradle Or The Grave
Hebrews 10:11-12 (KJB) And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.
“But this man…” pointed to in this verse none other than Jesus Christ; born in the flesh and distinguished apart from the Old Testament practice, or animal sacrificial system, in dealing with the presence of sin. ... Continue Reading →
December 28th, 2019
Gain in Death
Philippians 1:21 (KJB) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
The Apostle Paul gave us a powerful perspective about death. Not only that, he tells us that he is looking forward to gaining in his death.
Death is often not viewed as an advantage or something to gain in this world. In fact, grief, sadness, and many questions and unknowns accompany thoughts of death. Death seems final and fatal to any souls who are living outside of having a personal relationship with ... Continue Reading →
December 27th, 2019
Before I Formed Thee
Jeremiah 1:5 (KJB) Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
This verse gives us a picture of the presence and work of God before a person is physically born into this world. Yes, you read that right, before we are formed by God or birthed into this world, we were on His mind. You see, this verse tells us He knew ... Continue Reading →