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Restoration

Restoration

Peter loved the Lord very dearly, yet in a moment of weakness he stumbled. Jesus in that wonderful foreknowledge of God knew this would happen and warned Peter in advance, adding, “I have prayed for you that your faith should not fail” Luke 22:31-32. What a wonderful thought that if we stumble in a moment […]

Failure Or Success?

Failure Or Success?

Becoming depressed, discouraged, and feeling like a failure, is a tactic Satan uses to render God’s children unfruitful in acquiring and accomplishing all God’s purposes for them. Perhaps Elijah felt this way even after witnessing God’s provision and seeing His power manifested through him. He moves in fear and spends the night in a cave […]

Diligently

Diligently

Our King James Bible translates 23 to 27 Greek and Hebrew words all with the single word diligently the different numbers arising because in some cases it comes from two or three words; so in reading our Bibles the word diligently must be viewed in the setting in which it is surrounded. In Exodus 15:26 […]

God Has A Plan

God Has A Plan

In Jeremiah 29:11 God’s word to His chosen people is “I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” NLT. His plans for the future and for eternity will be accomplished according to His sovereign will; […]

The Entrance

The Entrance

In Psalm 23:6 the Amplified Bible says, “… through the length of days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.” This could possibly be applied to eternity, but I think the application is for this life. So how do I enter into His holy presence? There is only one […]

“He Who Dwells”

“He Who Dwells”

Psalm 91 is an essay on the blessings of dwelling in God’s secret place, under His covering, in His tabernacle, His home, His presence, (see Psalm 27:5 and 31:19-20). The Psalm speaks in three different voices, the voice of prophetic utterance declaring the benefits of those abiding in God’s presence, (this will include living and […]

Abiding Faith

Abiding Faith

The purpose of a vine, particularly a grape vine, is to bear fruit; but in order to bear fruit, the branch must stay connected to the vine, as we see in John 15:3, where Jesus uses a vine and its branches to illustrate Himself and our relationship with Him. Now, the question is, how do […]

God’s Visitation

God’s Visitation

To visit usually implies coming or going to see someone; it may be out of friendship, or it may be in a professional capacity. Visitation can be to inspect, or it may be to “visit” reward, or punishment upon someone.  The Scriptures speak of God coming to visit us, you see when we, the human […]

A Secret Place

A Secret Place

In a world that is filled with anxiety, unrest, and fear, our heart cries out for a secret place of refuge from the “storm”. That place of refuge is not found by vacationing on a remote tropical island, a white-sand beach, or a mountain top cottage; it is only found in the presence of God, […]

A Promise To Those Who Abide In Him

A Promise To Those Who Abide In Him

In 1 John 2:25, 28 God has made a promise, this could be translated as “an announcement with the special sense of promise”. This promise is to all those who receive Jesus as both Savior and Lord, and it is the promise of eternal life. Verse 28 gives us three words that guarantee who will […]