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Blessings Of God’s Word

Blessings Of God’s Word

Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, is a meditation on God’s word using more than half a dozen expressions to describe it; how many of these can you find in its verses? This Psalm is the inspiration behind Rose’s poetry for today, which focuses largely on the impact the word of God should […]

The Shepherd’s Leading

The Shepherd’s Leading

In John 10:3-4, Jesus, portraying Himself as a shepherd leading his sheep, says, “he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And … he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” We are like sheep that when left to wonder on their own become disoriented, scattered, […]

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 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 […]

Open The Gates

Open The Gates

The Bible points us to a path of praise and thanksgiving even when going through dark and difficult places, even before we see the answer to our cry and prayers for deliverance! The Bible says He is “enthroned in the praises of Israel” (extended His people) Psalm 22:3; the original Greek here means He sits […]

Be Thankful And Bless His Name

Be Thankful And Bless His Name

Praise, the Bible says, is beautiful coming from the upright; yes, it is suitable and proper for the righteous to rejoice and offer praise. In fact Isaiah 61:3 says the anointing upon Jesus gives us “the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” When we think of praise probably the first thing we think […]

God’s Mercy

God’s Mercy

The primary definition of mercy in the Old Testament Greek language is kindness; Webster expands on the definition of mercy saying it is, “a refraining from harming or punishing offenders, enemies, Etc. kindness in excess of what may be expected. A disposition to forgive and be kind.”  This surely sums up God’s disposition toward us. […]

Our Heavenly Father

Our Heavenly Father

Every birth requires the involvement of a father; the new birth also requires the involvement of a heavenly Father! 1 Peter 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from […]

Beatitudes (Part 3)

Beatitudes (Part 3)

As we continue our fast paced journey through the beatitudes we hear Jesus saying, “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons (children KJV) of God” Matthew 5:9. Being a peacemaker is imitating our Father, Ephesians 2:14. I believe this takes on two different aspects; one is peace between ourselves, peace among men […]

Beatitudes (Part Two)

Beatitudes (Part Two)

Today we will look briefly at three more of the keys Jesus gave us in Matthew 5:1-12 to unlock and give us access into the blissful state of blessings that await those who enter through these gates. The fourth key is to hunger and thirst for righteousness, the righteousness of God. What happens when you […]