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Distractions

Distractions

Distractions rank high in the cause of accidents that often times produce irreversible results; innocent lives are lost, permanent injuries are sustained, and hearts are left broken and lonely. Distractions can work havoc in your life, and also in those around you! Similarly, distractions in our walk with the Lord and in our spiritual life […]

Times Of Trouble

Times Of Trouble

Words of wisdom from Job 14:1 say, “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble” meaning commotion, restlessness, disquiet, and anger. A like thought is found in Job 5:7, “man is born to trouble…”, and a different Hebrew word here means toil, labor, sorrow, grief, pain, fatigue, misery, and […]

The Song Of The Lord

The Song Of The Lord

Singing is a means of expressing the deep feelings, emotions, and desires of the heart. Singing is likely to captivate the heart and mind of the one hearing it more than just spoken words. So when God sings to, or about us, it is powerful indeed! In Zephaniah 3:17 (Amplified Bible) He is speaking to […]

Shortsighted

Shortsighted

Many today have a shortsighted view of life with self-gratification, pleasure, and the now (present) being as far as they can see; grasping for every emotional high, material gain, and fleshly pleasure they can find, with little or no thought about God, the heart cry of other people, or the eternal tomorrow. Sadly many “Christians” […]

A Prepared Place

A Prepared Place

In Acts 1:11 Jesus had just been taken up from His followers when two men (we believe angels) brought this re-assurance, “This same Jesus who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” And when He so returns, 1 Thessalonians 4:17 assures us, […]

Unselective Joy

Unselective Joy

In 2 Corinthians 7:4, Paul, whose Christian life was marked with persecutions and suffering (2 Corinthians 11:22-28), says “I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.” Paul had tapped into a source of Joy beyond human understanding. If you spend enough time with someone that is full of joy, some of that joy is likely […]

Joyful

Joyful

The Bible is a book filled with many ambiguities, and often the Christian life seems very confusing to the natural carnal mind. There are numerous paradoxes, one of which is found in James 1:2: “count it all joy when you fall into various trials.” Other scriptures speak of having joy in affliction, as in 2 […]

Blessings Of The Anointing: The Cost

Blessings Of The Anointing: The Cost

Everyone wants the blessings, but few are willing to position themselves to receive all God has promised. In Isaiah 10:27, God promises that the burden (the load) the enemy has laid upon your shoulder shall be taken away, and the yoke (that bondage, that captivity, that suppressing force) shall not only be taken away but […]

Gloom or Sunshine

Gloom or Sunshine

Gloom and joy are totally opposite of each other; where one is present the other will quickly take flight. Gloom, despair, and all of their relatives come from Satan; how do I know that? Because joy, the very opposite, comes from Jesus, who in John 15:11 said, “These things I have spoken to you, That […]

Fear Not

Fear Not

One of the greatest anti-fear verses in the Bible is found in Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” As Abraham’s seed through Christ we have the […]