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Pray always

Pray always

Jesus said “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you” Matthew 7:7. To me that sounds like persistence which He also teaches in Luke 18:2-8; no, this is not trying to “twist” God’s arm or to manipulate Him, but by persistently pursuing […]

Prayer

Prayer

Paul was not a Pastor; he was an Apostle (a delegate, ambassador, or commissioner) of Jesus Christ, an office he refers to many times as he writes his epistles. He visited many cities either starting, or strengthening and edifying churches. As he moved on to other cities, the love and concern for the people he […]

God hears

God hears

In Psalm 4:1 David’s prayer was “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!” Did God answer his prayer? Oh yes He did. In Psalm 40:1 he said, “I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry” (He bowed down listening to my prayer). Interestingly, the words […]

Hungry

Hungry

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness…” Matthew 5:6. Using our natural desire for daily food and water, Jesus portrays a person that manifests a strong desire, yes even craving, for righteousness (“uprightness and right standing with God)” Amplified Bible. We were created with this instinct within us, however, we like ancient civilizations […]

I know He hears

I know He hears

You may ask, Does God really hear my prayer, and if so does He answer the prayer of mere men? The Bible says “whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved’ Joel 2:32, a fact restated in Acts 2:21. That means even if you are not yet a Christian all you need […]

Doubt or faith?

Doubt or faith?

In Matthew 14:22-33 we are given the account of the time Jesus sent His disciples to the other side of the sea of Galilee by boat while He went up on the mountain to pray. As evening came on a wind-storm arose on the sea, and the disciples toiled against it into the night; but […]

Anointed To Be King

Anointed To Be King

David was anointed to be king over Israel in 1 Samuel16. Saul in an effort to retain his kingship sought to kill David who escaped to the cave of Adullam in 1 Samuel 22:1; then in chapter 24:1-3 he is staying in a cave in the wilderness of En-Gedi. One of these caves may have […]

The calm assurance of trusting God

The calm assurance of trusting God

Psalm 62 is a great Psalm of encouragement to those trusting God through times of adversity and testing, those who are established firmly on the rock of salvation having the calm assurance that God is their defense, their strong tower of refuge and safety. When looking at his adversaries the Psalmist sees them as we […]

When my heart is overwhelmed

When my heart is overwhelmed

Have you been in a place where you feel like your heart is overwhelmed with the things around you, with the cares and pressures of this life? It seems that the Psalmist David found himself in such a position in Psalm 61. It is possible that he was away from home on an expedition at […]

God’s Powerful Word

God’s Powerful Word

“The word became flesh and dwelt among us…”John 1:14. Just as God manifested Himself to the Hebrew people through the Tabernacle in the wilderness, so Jesus came to manifest Him to us by “Tabernacling” (or dwelling) among us so we can behold and experience His glory. He is God’s living and life changing word in […]