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The Shining Light

The Shining Light

White and black, darkness and light, two of the sharpest contrasts we know. In Bible terminology light speaks of righteousness, and darkness of sin and evil. We cannot entertain both in our life at the same time, though it seems many are trying to do just that! As it is in the natural so it […]

God Promises You Rest

God Promises You Rest

God is a God of rest to those who follow after Him. God’s rest is threefold: there is rest for everyday life amidst the turmoil, strife, and difficulties of this present world; there is rest for that spiritual quest that is within us that cries for a relationship with Him; and there is an eternal […]

Power In The Kingdom

Power In The Kingdom

Jesus having been baptized by John in the Jordan River – thus identifying Himself with humanity, and leaving an example of righteousness for us to follow – the Holy Spirit came upon Him like a dove, and led Him into the wilderness for an extended period of fasting and prayer where He combated the power […]

Treasure Of The Kingdom

Treasure Of The Kingdom

Today we are looking at the treasure of the kingdom of heaven (or the kingdom of God) as we turn our attention to Matthew 13:44-46, where in the Amplified Bible we read, “The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; in his joy he […]

God’s Word

God’s Word

God’s word is like treasure to be sought after, indeed in Psalm 19:10 David found it “More to be desired…than much fine gold.” And the writer of Psalm 119 said “The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of coins of gold and silver” verse 72. In the book of Proverbs wisdom […]

Our Helper

Our Helper

Have you ever gotten to a place where the load is so heavy, the burden so great, and the battle so intense and long that you feel you don’t even know how to pray? Take courage, the Bible says “the Spirit also helps our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for […]

Satisfying Water

Satisfying Water

Continuing to focus on water we read in Revelation 21:6 “…I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.” Nothing can compare to clear cool water to quench the thirst of a hot laborer or a weary traveler! Other liquids may appeal to the taste buds, but they […]

Living Water

Living Water

In another meditation we talk about “Abundant water”; today we are talking about “living water”. This is water that is produced by a pure flowing stream abounding with life giving properties, as opposed to a stagnant pool of water; In a Biblical picture we can compare it to the Sea of Galilee abounding with life, […]

Abundant Blessings

Abundant Blessings

Many participate in “fasting” by abstaining from food, or from certain foods, for a period of time; it has also become popular to abstain from certain things like sports, media, etc. yet results seem minimal at best. In Isaiah 58 Israel also went through forms of “fasting” and seeking God, yet were asking “Why have […]

Joy In The Kingdom

Joy In The Kingdom

Another asset of the kingdom of God is joy; and like righteousness, peace, and all the other assets of the kingdom, when you truly invite Christ into your heart as Savior the seeds of these kingdom qualities are planted within you. But like a garden must be cultivated, watered, fed, and weeded to produce the […]