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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

God's Commitment Kept Joshua 6: 22-25

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v.22 1. God remembers the exercising of faith, that is those who have believed
in Him.
(But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go
into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she 
hath, as ye swore unto her.)

v.22 2. God protects those of faith.

v.22, 3. God is willing to extend privilege to the one believing in Him.
   23 (and all that she hath,)
(And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and
her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and thy
brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.)

v.22 4. God spares those of faith from judgment.
(And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: …)

v.25 5. Truly God is the ruler over life.
(And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and
all that she had; and she)

v.25 6. The life God preserves and gives is without end.
(and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because)
God give eternal life.

v.25 7. To discover one’s place in the divine plan of God is most rewarded and
(because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Why The Heart Must be Given Over to God Jeremiah 17: 9

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(The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can 
know it?)

1. The heart without God's change is wicked.

2. The heart without God's control will follow its own course, even for a

3. The heart out from under God's control will lie about its ways.

4. The heart is not understood by its owner.

5. The report given by a spiritually uncontrolled heart will be unreliable and 
dishonest, even before God.

6. A believer greatly errors in thinking he doesn't need a yielded heart.

7. God knows perfectly and completely the heart of every man at all times.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I Saw a Man John 4: 17-29

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v.29 1. He knows all about me.
(Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did.)

v.14 2. He cares about my needs.
  (But whosoever drinketh of this water that I shall give him shall never  thirst, …)
Our lack of generosity tends to limit our understanding.

v.17 3. He cares about how I live.
(Jesus said unto her, thou hast well said, I have no husband.)
v,18- Jesus cares about my life message, that it be clean.
(For thou hast had five husbands; and he  whom thou now hast is not thy
                husband: in that saidst thou truly.)

v.21 4. He cares about my eternal security.
   (Woman, believe me, the hour cometh when ye shall neither in this mountain,
                nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.)

v.23 5. He cares about me.
(…for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.)

v.25 6. He cares about my understanding.
(The woman saith unto Him, I know that Messias cometh, which  is called Christ,
                when He is come, He will tell us all things.)
Jesus wants me to know Him.

v.28 7. He cares what I am and do.
(The woman then left her  water pot,  and went her way  into the city, and saith
                to the men.)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Leadership You Can Count On Exodus 13: 21, 22

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( In: a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night;) ... 

1) God is never uncertain. 

2) God is never unavailable 

3) God is never inconsistent.
No variableness nor shadow of tuning.   James 1:  17

4) God is never late.

5) God is never too complicated.

6) God is never absent. 

7) God is never at fault.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Ordering of My Steps Psalms 119: 133

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(Order my steps in thy word:  and let not any iniquity have dominion over

1. A desire to please God.
(v.80- Let my heart be sound in thy statutes)

2. A desire to know truth.
(v. 97-O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.)

3. An acceptance of God's word as the source of truth.
(v. 105- Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.)

4. A genuine seeking of God and His word.
(v. 114-  Thou art my hiding place and my shield:  I hope in thy word.)

5. A cleansing of heart.
(v.124-  Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy,  ...)

6. A petition for understanding and openness to God's truth.
(v.125- I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy 

7. A willingness for God's expression- whatever God desires to say.
(v,128-Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;
and I hate every false way.)
8. A seeking to know God first.
(v. 127- Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine 

9. A relating of need to God's word.
(v. 126-It is time for thee, Lord, to work:  for they have made void thy law.)

10. An asking of God to reveal Himself in His word.
(v.125, 133-  ...give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.)

11. A seeking of clear understanding.
(v.130- The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto
the simple.)

12. An attributing of rightness to God.
(v. 137-Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.)

13. A doing as God directs.
(v. 138-140-Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and
very faithful. ...)

14. A continuing by the word.
(v.144- The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting:  give me 
understanding and I shall live.)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Entrusted Resources Matthew 25: 14-17, 28, 29

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V 14 1) God is in possession of true riches. 
(his goods) 

V 14 2) God entrusts His riches to the care of His servants.
 (called his own servants) 

V 15 3) God equips His servants as it pleases Him. 
(and unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, ••• ) 

v 15 4) God knows of the spiritual capacities of His servants.
 (to every man according to his ability) 

v 16,17 5) God desires to increase the capacities of His servants. 

V 15 6) God gives opportunity to His servant to make His claims of faith. 
(and straightway took his journey) 

v 28,29 7) Though resources are entrusted to another’s  keeping, they still belong to the master. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Living in Glad Tidings Luke 1: 45-55

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v.45 1. Living continuously, without interruption, in the land of blessedness.
(And blessed is she that believed: for )

v.45 2. Living continuously in the land of fulfillment of God’s word.
(for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the 
Believer, arm yourself with the generous promises of God’s word.
They provide present life, they provide future life. They provide security.

v.46 3. Living continuously with a heart that is magnified by Christ’s presence and that
magnifies Christ in return.
(And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord.)
This is a light within that cannot be diminished.

v.47 4. Living continuously with joy that does not have its life from you, but is fueled by
the life in you.
(And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
Jesus as Savior is eternal joy to the believer. The believer is to rejoice.

v.48 5. Living continuously with great acceptation from Jesus and the awareness of
meaning and fulfillment brought to your life from and through Jesus.
(For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for,)

v.48 6. Living continuously with a reputation and record provided by my relationship to
(for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.)

v.49 7. Living continuously with the knowledge that all things come from the mighty 
                hand of Jesus  and knowing that He is willing to share of His mighty life.
                What He does in and through me is indeed great.
(For He that is mighty hath done to me great things: and Holy is His name.)

v.50 8. Living continuously with the covering of Jesus’ mercy and grace; knowing He 
                will never change.
(And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation)

v.51 9. Living continuously under the protection and shielding of His great strength.
(He hath showed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud …)
not having to fear my weakness

v.52, 10. Living continuously under the sovereignty of His divine equity and justice.
(He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.)
Jesus conquers the proud and acknowledges the humble.

v.53 11. Living continuously fed with the great feast of who Jesus is; tasting of His
goodness, partaking of His great spiritual riches, satisfied and fulfilled.
(He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty

v.54 12. Living continuously under the shelter of God’s divine providence, shielding from
self induced afflictions and shame.
(He hath holpen His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy.)

v.55 13. Living continuously under the shelter and continual provision of God’s truth;
having a secured future indeed.
(As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to His seed for ever.)

v.55 14. Living continuously with truth which has a record of faithfulness propelling the 
child of God’s interest forward to partake of the truth forthcoming.