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Joy Because Of God’s Power

Joy Because Of God’s Power

It is God’s will for His children to be filled with His joy! Jesus Himself though being “a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” (literally pains and sickness – took upon Himself everything sin had bequeathed on us) Isaiah 53:3, was anointed “With the oil of gladness” even above His fellowmen, Hebrews 1:9. The […]

Abundant Provision

Abundant Provision

When the Psalmist speaks of the Lord preparing a table for us in psalm 23, I believe He is thinking of all the good things God has provided for us. The moment you accept Him as your shepherd He commits to caring for you like a shepherd cares for his sheep, and He begins a […]

Growing Up Into Christ

Growing Up Into Christ

Growing is a phenomenon that we are all familiar with, and it includes every living thing on earth whether people, animals, or plants. As long as we live we grow! Plants and trees grow producing their fruit and beauty; even as “mature” adults we are told that cells in our body continually die off and […]

It’s Harvest Time

It’s Harvest Time

In the world of agriculture there is a window of opportunity in every harvest season in which to reap the produce; if it is missed or not availed of the harvest will be lost! It is such a scene that Jesus refers to and addresses in John 4 as He uses the agricultural harvest as […]

The Greatest Joy

The Greatest Joy

Isaiah prophesied in chapter 9:1-3 of a time when a great light would shine into the darkness of this world and it would spring forth out of “Galilee of the Gentiles”, which was so known because of the strong presence of foreign immigrants living in its northern part, and so it was held in contempt […]

On Sowing And Reaping

On Sowing And Reaping

On numerous occasions the Bible speaks of, or alludes to, seed sowing and harvest. Often, especially in the Old Testament, these are connected to promises made by God to His people concerning His blessing upon the harvest from their land. But in His wisdom and foresight there is usually an underlying spiritual concept that applies […]

The Garden

The Garden

God was the world’s first Gardner when He “planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed” Genesis 2:8. The garden was apparently man’s home, and it produced everything he needed to sustain him, verse 9. In turn man was also to become a Gardner with the commission […]

Like Showers That Water The Earth

Like Showers That Water The Earth

God’s children are likened to a flock of sheep throughout scripture, and the prophet Ezekiel speaks of them as such. In 34:26 he says, “… I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.” This passage is eschatological with fulfillment in three stages, beginning now with the “church […]

The Branch And The Vine

The Branch And The Vine

In addition to being the only begotten Son of God and the Friend and Redeemer of sinners, Jesus was the greatest teacher to ever walk planet earth. He drew many illustrations from nature teaching spiritual lessons from where the people lived. In John 15:5 He used the grape vine; there are many branches to produce […]

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 […]