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“Call unto me, and I will answer thee…”
Do you feel alone?
Do you feel like no one understands you? No one loves you?
Well know this~GOD LOVES YOU~UNDERSTANDS YOU~ AND WILL ANSWER YOU! I know this personally as do many others that have been pulled out of the muck and mire by His love-grace-mercy and forgiveness! Call out to Him and He “will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.”
God sent His only begotten Son for you, too. He says so.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
…the Good Lord breaking the chains of addiction I dealt with-but especially for keeping me-protecting me-from going back to those temptations that pop up unexpectedly!
HE IS AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE ❤ ❤ ❤ HE IS THE WAY MAKER!
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QUICKENED: Made alive
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Matthew 12:37)
In many churches, teachers are in short supply. Evidently many who have the Spirit-given gift of teaching are not using it as they should. On the other hand, a Christian must never assume the role of teacher without clear leading from above. As the teacher of the early Jerusalem church wrote, “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation” (James 3:1). Christ taught in our text that by our words we shall be judged and either justified or condemned. Since for “every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36), how much more so will the words of a teacher be scrutinized, especially a teacher of the Word of God.
Another reason one should be slow to don the cloak of a teacher is that even a teacher finds it hard to live up to his own teachings. “For in many things we offend all [better, ‘we all stumble’]. If any man [stumble] not in word, the same is a perfect man” (James 3:2). Speaking of the Jewish teachers, Jesus instructed His listeners to do what their teachers said, not what they did (Matthew 23:3), and then He condemned hypocritical teachers with seven stinging “woes” (vv. 13-33).
The proper use of the teaching gift perhaps yields greater honor than most but also greater condemnation if error or hurt creeps in. The church does need all the gifts and should not neglect any genuinely Spirit-given gifts of its members.
Nevertheless, one might contemplate the aggressive, anti-creationist stance taken by many professors at evangelical churches, colleges, and seminaries today, teaching theistic evolution, the day age theory, framework hypothesis, etc., and wonder if Christ’s reference to the “millstone” around the neck might apply (Luke 17:2).
Psalm 9:9 ~”The LORD also will be a refuge for the *oppressed. A refuge in times of trouble.”
*OPPRESSED: burdened with unreasonable impositions; overpowered; overburdened; depressed.
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If only more people would have faith in Him and come to Him for refuge- protection- there would not have to be suicides…
~Amen and Amen.
WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, THE KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS….
Have A Wonderful & Blessed Day!!! Our Wonderful Counselor!!!
One of the fun things new parents get to do is find a name for the upcoming blessing. The birth of a new baby is so exciting, and naming the new baby while it is fun can also be overwhelming. Out of my ten grandbabies only three are boys; I love it because all three are Bible Names, Matthew, Joshua, and Josiah.
When we look at the names of our Precious Lord and Savior he has so many, I wonder if we can name all of them? Here are some:
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MAY WE OVERCOME OTHERS WITH THE LOVE ON OUR HEARTS THAT COMES FROM GOD~I NEEDED THIS TODAY~GOD IS SO GOOD TO ANSWER US WHEN WE NEED HIM~ SO THANKFUL FOR THE SCRIPTURES THAT GIVE US HIS TRUTH AND LOVE FOR US!
“GOD IS LOVE” THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY HEART ABOUT THAT ❤ ❤ ❤
1 John 4
4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
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13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.