Archive for 2019

Flattery is Smooth and Risky

October 17, 2019

Flattery is Smooth and Risky

Psalm 55:21 (KJB) The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Smooth words flowing from a mouth can be an attempt to camouflage a waring heart.  Be cautious of any person who perhaps tries to “smooth things over” using flattery for it can be an attempt to conceal conflict and depression at work in their heart.

Humor is ...

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Sin Brings Certain Death

October 16, 2019

Romans 6:23 (KJB) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

There is only one result or ending associated with sin. 

Sin only brings death. 

Spiritual death is an eternal presence without God forever.

The result of personally knowing God is eternal life in fellowship with God.

Eternal life is a gift of God, not because of any ...

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Spiritual Famine

October 15th, 2019

Hosea 4:1 (KJB) Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

The people of Israel, God’s chosen, were spiritual paupers.  Their hearts were empty of God and filled with things of the world.  Rather than having truth, wisdom, and mercy, they were bursting with self-importance, deception, and things of the god of this world.

The nation of Israel was ...

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Lucifer 1 – Lucifer, Lucis, Lights, & Lies

Preserved Words Bible Studies, a Part of First Love Ministries Guest Post Series

Lucifer  1 –  Lucifer, Lucis, Lights, & Lies

Read Isaiah. 14:4-17, Ezekiel. 28:12-19, & Revelation. 12:1-9

   In my college classes, my professors had us go back and reread passages multiple times, in different lessons. It cemented the teaching in my mind and revealed to me how all the Bible, when left together, is one giant thread of teaching. Stick with me as I refer back to passages at different times ...

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Bind and Loose

October 14th, 2019

Matthew 18:18-20 (KJB) Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the ...

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Trust God Not Government

October 13th, 2019

Trust God Not Government

Psalm 20:7 (KJB) Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Sadly, there is a lot of misplaced trusts found resting in other people, things of this world, and found in relying upon the laurels and losses of government.  Not one thing, whether it be other people, military forces, or any sort of government leadership on earth will last nor bring lasting victory.  The truth is that people ...

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