Luke 2:44,45 - But supposing Him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquiantances; and when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.
Likewise, many of us have become so consumed with our battles that we fail to notice Jesus is not with us on our journey. Jesus' parents returned to where they had las seen Him; so also must we. To renew us,…Continue
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Wait and hope for and expect God; be brave and of good courage and
let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect God. (Psalm 27:14)
Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed. Pr. 16:3
Hard work means prosperity, only fools idle away their…Continue
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Matthew 28:19-21 - Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.
God's covenant promise "I…Continue
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Ephesians 1:5,6 - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
WE WERE CHOSEN IN CHRIST LONG BEFORE THE EARTH WAS MADE. A LOW OPIOION OF YOURSELF OR SELF-HATRED IS NOT FROM GOD, BUT FROM THE ENEMY.
PRAYER IS NOT TRYING TO GET GOD TO DO…Continue
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1 Kings 19:9 9Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came…Continue
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John 2:3-5 - When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
"Why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
Jesus attended a wedding where they ran out of wine. As yet He hadn't performed any of the wonders for which He would later become…Continue
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Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Worldy hope is just a kind of wish.
Whenever we see hope in the bible, it means there is an expectiation. According to Mark 11:24, when we pray, we should believe we receive.
We should expect -- not just desire -- that those things come to pass.…Continue
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Isaiah 53:5 - "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed."
The seventh place Jesus shed his blood was in His bruises; He was bruised for our iniquities.…Continue
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Revelation 4:1,2 - After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things." Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne.
A sign in front of a church said "we are just a…Continue
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Acts 1:4,8 - He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised. But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.
THIS POWER CAME THROUGH AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. SOME, BECAUSE OF THEIR FEAR OF ERROR, HAVE SAID IT'S IMPROPER TO SEEK FOR AN EXPERIENCE WITH GOD.
FOR DECADES THE CHURCH HAS BEED GUILTY OF CREATING DOCTRINE TO…Continue
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Matthew 5:8 - Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous - possessing the happiness produced by the experience of god's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!
When we see ourselves for whom we truly are meant to be in God, we can begin to call others out of their limited ways into…Continue
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John 1:51 - Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
Jesus is Jacob's ladder which we ascend and descend upon.
It is our calling in Christ to both go higher and go lower. We are called to ascend into the heavenly places and be seated with Him there, and at the same time descend to the earth with the…Continue
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Luke 10:19 -- "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you."
Genesis 1:26 -- "And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over ever creeping thing that creepeth upon…
Added by Albert Finch on February 7, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments
Ephesians 1:3, 2:6, 2:10 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 6and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in…Continue
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Matthew 28:19 - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations....teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.
A young man told his pastor "I'll pursue signs and wonders when I know I have more of the character of Christ in me."
As good as that sounds, it comes from a religious mindset, not a heart abandoned to the Gospel of Jesus…Continue
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Exodus 16:4 - Then the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction.
THIS IS THE TEST OF WHETHER WE WILL GET UP FIRST THING EVERY DAY AND SEEK FRESH "MANNA" FROM HEAVEN. THIS FRESH DAILY WORD FROM HEAVEN WILL HELP KEEP US FRESH SPIRITUALLY. WHEN WE STOP GATHERING IT EVERY…Continue
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Matthew 24:12 - And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
Satan wants you to become the temperature of the culture that surrounds you, a believer bound by a stone cold heart. By exposure to hardness and darkness in the times that we live in, our love and passion will begin to cool by degrees.
When you see churches and individual who do not have the energy…Continue
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