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Are you Being “cold shouldered” For “Strange” Beliefs?

February 7th 2016

Are you Being “cold shouldered” For “Strange” Beliefs?

Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. (Hebrews 13:13-14 KJV)

“Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp…” means to be ostracized by others for your staunch beliefs.  In the context of this verse it was Jewish friends and family who “cold shouldered” followers of Christ for their “strange” belief in ...

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God’s Hammer Of Justice Will Swing

February 6th 2016

God’s Hammer Of Justice Will Swing

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10:31 KJV)

I do not believe there is anything on this earth for the regenerate man to fear other than to reverence the divine authority of God upon his life.

Those who are found living on this earth spiritually dead in their heart will face the impending wrath of a just and supernaturally powerful God.  Those living in enmity to the ...

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Are You Perceived as A “Crackerjack Christian”?

February 5th 2016

Are You Perceived as A “Crackerjack Christian”?

But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:15-16 KJV)

Those who choose to follow after spiritual things of Christ are often looked upon as “crazy” or “Crackerjack Christians” by those who are quite comfortable deeply entrenched in the darkness of the ...

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Are You Limiting Your Spiritual Prosperity?

February 4th 2016

Are You Limiting Your Spiritual Prosperity?

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. (James 4:2 KJV)

This verse is talking about untapped supernatural power of God available in the genuine Christian’s life.  There are many “ho-hum” professing Christians at work in this world who are operating in their own strength and power, or with faith that is wobbly and weak, rather ...

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Christians Must Expect Heat from the Perfecting Process

February 3rd 2016

Christians Must Expect Heat From the Perfecting Process

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. (1 Timothy 4:10 KJV)

When seeking godliness mankind will always suffer.  This is not a speculation.  It is a certain truth for anyone who chooses to serve God.  Facing opposition in the heat of labor perfects godliness in the man or woman of God.

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Are you joined spiritually to God?

February 2nd 2016

Are you joined spiritually to God?

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV)

Mankind who chooses to possesses a personal relationship with God through faith placed in the work of Christ is “joined in the heart” with God, having His very presence dwelling inside his softened heart.  No longer does the spiritually alive man choose to feed his sin nature and allowing sin free rein in his life because God’s perfect nature ...

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Are You in the Land of Nod?

February 1st 2016

Are You in the Land of Nod?

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. (Genesis 4:16 KJV)

Cain was “kicked out of “the nest” so to speak, after choosing to commit murder against his own brother.

Cain was the first murderer to live on this earth.

Cain was removed from all which he was familiar with on this earth.

Cain was sent out in this cold dark world ...

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Will You Be Found Naked or Richly Clothed?

January 31st 2016

Will You Be Found Naked or Richly Clothed?

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. (2 Corinthians 5:2-3 KJV)

Paul is speaking in these two verses in Second Corinthians about the human body of flesh.  All mankind who are born on this earth inhabit this tent of flesh.  Paul compares it to against the heavenly spiritual body ...

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Our Work Means Nothing Without God

January 30th 2016

Our Work Means Nothing Without God

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (Proverbs 16:3 KJV)

God is the greatest employer in this world.  Working for God establishes proper direction of our life in this world.

Having God on board our heart and mind serves as a foundation or guiding point in our lives.  God is a spiritual compass to direct the lives of those who have been quickened spiritually alive forever as they sojourn in ...

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Naomi Went From Joy To Bitterness

January 29th 2016

Naomi Went From Joy To Bitterness

And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. (Ruth 1:20 KJV)

The “she” in this scripture verse is Naomi.  She was acknowledging the recent difficulties in her life had come from the hand of God.  She understood that God had dealt bitterly with her.  Recent events had left a mark on her life, causing her to desire to be called Mara ...

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