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“The Lord’s prayer”

“The Lord’s prayer”

Often the words in Matthew 6:9-13 are referred to as “the Lord’s prayer”. However these words are not really a prayer, but are a model teaching us how to structure a prayer. John 17, the basis of today’s meditation, is the real Lord’s Prayer where Jesus prayed for His followers, including you and me, verse […]

Sorrow Turned Into Joy Following the death of a loved one there is great sadness and sorrow among family and close friends. It was no different when Jesus died, even though He had tried to forewarn them and tell them He would rise again (John 16:16-24; Mark 8:31) they had failed to grasp and fully […]

Christmas Light

Christmas Light

The coming of Jesus into the world was the full manifestation of God’s love for us, and the introduction of light and life into a world filled with darkness and death, insomuch that “in Him is no darkness at all” 1 John 1:5. Light surrounded His birth; it was in the darkness of night that […]

Joyful Giving (Part 2}

Joyful Giving (Part 2}

  In sending out His twelve disciples to minister in Matthew 10:8 Jesus said, “… Freely you have received, freely give.” His hand has given us everything we have, and therefore we are only giving back part of what He has given to us. In 1 Chronicles 29:14 in rejoicing and praising God for the […]

Joyful Giving (Part 1)

Joyful Giving (Part 1)

“What! Giving again?” I asked in dismay, “And must I keep giving and giving away?” “Oh, no, said the angel, piercing me through, Just give till the Father stops giving to you.”                                                                                    Author unknown The Bible speaks a lot about giving. Come to think about it God was the original giver. Remember when He […]

Reflections Of May

Reflections Of May

May, according to Webster, is not only the fifth month of the year, but it also describes the springtime of youth. When it is spelled with a lower case “m” it is often replaced with the word can, which is one of its synonyms, another synonym is might, which is used often in the original […]

Habakkuk’s Secret

Habakkuk’s Secret

The book of Habakkuk begins on a note of despair as the prophet views the conditions around him, and dialogues with God. Then in the middle part of the book God brings him to discover the truth that “the just shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4). I believe this truth must have revolutionized the […]

The Invitation of God’s Word

The Invitation of God’s Word

In Isaiah 55:1-3, God, speaking through the prophet, is inviting everyone that is hungry and thirsty to come and obtain satisfaction, delight, and to experience the full benefit of His covenant provisions. In these verses the water, the wine, the milk, and the bread are all used symbolically. The water of His presence will bring refreshing; […]

Have You Been Robbed? (Part 1)

Have You Been Robbed? (Part 1)

Today we begin a three-part prophetic exhortation that the Lord gave to Rose that we have entitled “Have you been robbed?” The truth of the matter is that we have a common enemy, called Satan, whose goal it is to steal everything God has given and made available to us, because he is a thief […]

The Way Up Is Down

The Way Up Is Down

  A mystery that is not understood by the standards of this world, or by our carnal minds, is that the way up is really down! Society is forever seeking to reach the top by its own achievements and successes, exalting in the accolades of men. However, in God’s economy, the way to exaltation is […]