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Archive for March, 2013

No Greater Love

31 Mar

John 15:13 – 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

He died for each and every one of us, which are willing to accept it and make Him Lord.  Today reflect on how much love the Lord has shown to each one of us.  For a perfect loving God to die for a bunch of out of control haywire humans, is nothing to be taken for granted.

The God who made the whole universe died in our place, so we may live.  Praise your glorious name Lord!

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God’s Covenant Concerning Israel

25 Mar

Deuteronomy 4:23-31 – 23 Be careful not to forget the covenant of the Lord your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the Lord your God has forbidden. 24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

25 After you have had children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time—if you then become corrupt and make any kind of idol, doing evil in the eyes of the Lord your God and arousing his anger, 26 I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you this day that you will quickly perish from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess. You will not live there long but will certainly be destroyed. 27 The Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the Lord will drive you. 28 There you will worship man-made gods of wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or eat or smell. 29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the Lord your God and obey him. 31 For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.

I was reading in my one year Bible this morning and came across this.  I’ve written quite a few times about the promises and covenant with Israel that God has.  Why?  Because replacement theology is very common in the world today amongst many denominations and people.  It helped lead to the holocaust and is a doctrine from Satan.

God has a promise, He will keep His promise.   Those who don’t read or follow the Word of God are many.  We need to read the Word so we are not led astray but what makes worldly sense to us.  We are fallen creatures.  We are very susceptible to hearing fallen doctrine and being fooled, if we don’t know the Word and the Truth.

 

Obedience Is So Important

20 Mar

Psalm 128:1 – Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him. 

Blessed.  A word we should not overlook.  Our Lord wants us to be obedient, obedient out of love.  Serve Him and not ourselves.  Make Him Lord, that’s what wants.  He wants our hearts. 

That’s what our walk needs to be all about.  The further off the path the darker it gets.  It’s easier to get lost when it gets dark.  

We need to be afraid of spiritual darkness.

 

David Knew The Importance Of Needing Our Iniquities Being Washed Away

14 Mar

Psalm 51:1-2 –1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

Before Jesus came and did this very thing, David knew the importance.

People today sadly don’t know they need to have their sins cleansed.  They aren’t looking for the One Whom created them.  They aren’t worried about being accountable to Him.

We need to do our best to share that it is important to others.  Without our iniquity being washed away by the blood of the Lamb, hell awaits.  That’s scary and ugly.  Not everyone will choose their Creator as Lord, but we need to do our best to give them a chance.

 

God Sets His Face Against Those Who Follow Mediums And Spiritists

10 Mar

Leviticus 20:6 – 6 “‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.

It’s amazing the farther America gets away from God and the Bible where they turn to.  It’s back to the same old song and dance, nothing new.  So where has people’s freedom from God led them?  Back into seeking psychics, mediums, etc.  They pay big money to inquire about the future.  They are fascinated by it.

One observation I have made, is that the same people are never excited about God’s truth.  It’s spirit thing.  Loving truth means that you won’t always like what it reveals.

Who are the mediums and spiritist communicating with?  God’s enemies.  The problem is people are ignoring God and listening to His enemies.

I’ve said it many times.  We don’t want to be an enemy of God in any way shape or form.  Seek His truth.  There are so many out there teaching doctrines from seducing spirits that are not truth.  How do we know?  Because it contradicts the Bible and His Word.

 

And If You Defile The Land It Will Vomit You Out Like The Nations Before You

06 Mar

Leviticus 18:24-28- 24 “‘Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. 25 Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26 But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things, 27 for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. 28 And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

The advice to Israel rang true as God’s Word is.  America has been kicking God out of all its infrastructure and can’t seem to defile itself fast enough now.

 
 

Are You Excited To See God?

02 Mar

Psalm 42:2 – 1 As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?

Reading these verses remind me that I hope the rapture is in the next second.  Are you excited to be with the One who loves you and only wants heaven and happiness for you?  Or are you fixated on this world and all of your own accomplishments more.

I underlined “more”, because the Lord wants us to keep Him the center and work hard while we’re here, but I can promise you if you’re more excited about this place than His coming..?????

Put yourself in His shoes.  You’re coming back for your bride and your bride would rather you not show up right now.  You’re bride doesn’t even want to think about you showing up right now.

Just thinking about that and hearing yourself read it is kind of scary, isn’t it?  It kind of reminds of this parable.

Luke 14:15-24 –  15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”

16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’

19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

21 “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’

22 “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’

23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’”

Don’t love the world, Love Your Lord!  His appearing is so close.  Is your heart ready?