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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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Are You A“Fence Dweller?”

January 28th 2016

Are you a “fence dweller?”

A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. (Psalm 15:1-2 KJV)

“Who shall abide in thy tabernacle….” Is a great question.  There is only one answer and it has not changed since the beginning of time.

In fact, the answer is provided for this question further on in this same verse.  “He ...

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Are You Spiritually Hardy Or Withering And Waning?

January 27th 2016

Are You Spiritually Hardy Or Withering And Waning?

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure. He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden. His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones. If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee. Behold, this is the joy ...

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What Standard Do You Use to Measure Accomplishments?

January 26th 2016

What Standard Do You Use to Measure Accomplishments?

But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy: So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted ...

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Are You Offended and Anxious or Filled with Supernatural Peace?

January 25th 2016

Are You Offended and Anxious or Filled with Supernatural Peace?

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. (Psalm 119:165 KJV)

Having great peace is the opposite of a constant state of war and unrest.  The godly man is to be quietly resting within the spiritual presence of God no matter the state of affairs surrounding him in this world.

Those who are filled with satan’s dark spiritual nature are found living in constant unease and ...

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Godly Marriages Are Bound Together with “Supernatural Glue”

January 24th 2016

Godly Marriages Are Bound Together with “Supernatural Glue”

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. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:23-25 KJV)

This scripture verse is highlighting the ...

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Godly Women Are Called to be Mature Examples for The Next Generation.

January 23rd 2016

Godly Women Are Called to be Mature Examples for The Next Generation.

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:4-5 KJV)

Spiritually mature women are to serve as godly examples who are mirroring patterns of biblical living for the younger generation in their midst.  God has clearly ...

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Man Cannot Rid Himself of the Dirt and Debris of Sin

January 22nd 2016

Man Cannot Rid Himself of the Dirt and Debris of Sin

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and ...

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Do People Accuse You Of Being “Mad” For The Truth?

January 21st 2016

Do People Accuse You Of Being “Mad” For The Truth?

And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. (Acts 26:24-25 KJV)

Festus listened as King Agrippa allowed Paul time to speak to defend himself.  Festus succinctly interrupted Paul accusing him of being crazy or mentally ...

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Are You Clinging to The Edge of the Pool?

January 20th 2016

Are You Clinging to The Edge of the Pool?

In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. (John 5:3-4 KJV)

The pool or bathing area referenced in these verses is a pool having ...

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