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You Are Blameless

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Feb 15 2008 - 09:12 AM

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He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:8 (NIV). The Lord keeps us strong unto the end.  He keeps us blameless.  Without blame.  How can that be?  After all, we have sinned, right?  Messed up?  Made mistakes?  Yes, but when we accept Christ, God no longer sees all ...

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God Is Not Mad

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Feb 11 2008 - 09:19 AM

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For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. - 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT). Jesus reconciled the world to Himself when He die for our sins, when His blood put us in right-standing with God.  Now when we are in Christ, He no ...

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He Sent Ahead

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Feb 10 2008 - 08:54 AM

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Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. - Exodus 23:20 (KJV). God has already sent an angel to go ahead of you, to protect you, to lead you to the place He has prepared.  Isn't it wonderful to know that God prepares your way before you arrive at that place in ...

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The Letter That Kills

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Feb 09 2008 - 08:58 AM

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He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. - 2 Corinthians 3:6 (NIV). The letter of the law kills.  Did you know that 3000 people died after the law was given?  All that were involved in worshipping the golden calf (Exodus 32:28).  However, ...

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God In Us

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Feb 08 2008 - 08:28 AM

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But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises. - Hebrews 8:6 (NLT). Jesus is our High Priest.  The old priests used to perform the rituals and offerings of the Old Covenant.  Jesus died once ...

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God Calls Failures

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, May 10 2008 - 12:53 AM

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For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are ...

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Whose Armour?

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Feb 07 2008 - 09:03 AM

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Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. - Ephesians 6:13.   We are to take up whose armour? Our armour? No, God’s armour. When we put on God’s armour and the devil looks at us, what do you think he sees? Do you think he sees us scared, playing dress up? ...

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Enriched In Every Way

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Feb 06 2008 - 09:08 AM

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For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge - 1 Corinthians 1:5 (NIV). In Him, I have indeed enriched since spending time with God, especially in my speech and knowledge.  I have not arrived, but I better than I used to be.  A mere two years ago, I would have never been able to speak to ...

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Is Your Relationship Stale?

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Apr 20 2008 - 10:38 AM

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But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 10:33 (KJV). I read recently that Oprah denied Christ, adopting “The New Earth” and “The Secret” philosophies.  Whether it is true, I don't know, but the concept of someone denying Christ is nothing new in this world. The Bible ...

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Awake To Righteousness

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Feb 05 2008 - 08:04 AM

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Awake to righteousness, and do not sin. - I Corinthians 15:34. When we awake to our righteousness in Christ, when we realize that we are not righteous of ourselves but through Jesus' blood, we won't want to sin.  If we really understand that Jesus took the judgment for our sins, we will not willingly want to sin. Yes, we will ...

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He Is Our Every Thing

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Feb 04 2008 - 08:39 AM

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: - Ephesians 1:3 (KJV). Jesus is our Healer.  He is our success.  He is our prosperity.  He is our wealth.  But those gifts cannot be separated from the Giver.  We must magnify the Giver above everything ...

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He Is Waiting

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Feb 02 2008 - 08:15 AM

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Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. -  Isaiah 55:7. When we have slipped up, or let time slide between our visits with God, if we turn to Him, He will welcome us with open arms.  He is waiting ...

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Talk About Faults

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Feb 01 2008 - 09:01 AM

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Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. - James 5: ...

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In Remembrance Of Him

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Feb 03 2008 - 09:10 AM

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And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. -  I Corinthians 11:24 (KJV). It is essential that we put ourselves in remembrance of what Jesus did for us on the cross and how He was raised from the dead.  We need to constantly remind ourselves that ...

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Are You Listening?

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Jan 31 2008 - 08:44 AM

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Then the people answered, "Far be it from us to forsake the LORD to serve other gods!  - Joshua 24:16 (NIV). Most of us would readily agree that we would not forsake God to serve other gods, but how much time do we really spend with God?  I don't mean reading our daily Bible chapters to cross them off our list.  I don't mean praying ...

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Feed On Jesus

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Jan 30 2008 - 08:33 AM

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Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. - John 6:57 (NIV). In this Scripture, it says we will live if we feed on Jesus.  It doesn’t mean to literally eat Jesus.  In John 1:14, we are told that Jesus is the Word made flesh.  In other words, Jesus is the Word of ...

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Better Than Superman

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Jan 29 2008 - 09:32 AM

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He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. - Psalm 91:15 (NIV). When we call upon God, He answers us.  He is with us in trouble.  God is not afar off.  No, He is not too busy to be concerned when we are in trouble.  He is ready, willing and able to help us.  All we have to do ...

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If You Had Been Here...

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Jan 28 2008 - 09:27 AM

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"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. - John 11:21 (NIV). When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." - John 11:32 (NIV). How many times have we been like Mary ...

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Heal Our Sight

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Jan 23 2008 - 08:41 AM

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“Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” - Matthew 20:33 (NIV) These two blind men wanted their physical sight.  But we should be like these blind men in regards to our spiritual sight.  We must ask God to open our eyes and our hearts to the things of the Spirit.  Although these things mean nothing to the logical thinkers of this ...

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That Pleases Him

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Jan 24 2008 - 08:00 AM

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And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. - Mark 1:11 Did you know that God is well-pleased with us as well?  Is it because we are special?  No, even though we are to Him.  Is it because we say or do the right thing?   No.  He is pleased with us because once we have accepted Christ, we ...

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Teach Me, O Lord

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Jan 21 2008 - 09:28 AM

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Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. - Psalm 27:11 (NIV). This is such a sweet prayer because here we see a humble person.  He is saying that he doesn’t know it all.  He is saying that he needs God to teach him.  He needs God to lead him in a straight path no matter what comes against him. We ...

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On His Side

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Jan 22 2008 - 09:35 AM

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There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. - Proverbs 21:30. None of our wisdom, our knowledge, our understanding can succeed against the Lord.  We can't hide from Him.  He knows where we are at all times.  He knows what we are doing, thinking, dreaming, even what we are worried about.  It is time for us to ...

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"Have I Loved"

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Jan 19 2008 - 09:08 AM

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As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. - Romans 9:13  (KJV). I find it interesting that God used the name Jacob here.  God could have said, “Israel have I loved.”  After all, God had renamed Jacob.  He gave him the name Israel. I believe He chose to call him Jacob here because God wanted to emphasize the fact that ...

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What Are You Holding On To?

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Jan 18 2008 - 09:28 AM

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My pastor taught on meditating on the Word of God (Joshua 1:8).  He recalled that on several occasions, he muttered a Scripture to himself while he took a walk.  As he did, God gave him revelation about that particular Scripture. While I washed my hair a couple of weeks ago, I muttered III John 2 to myself.   God stopped me and started ...

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You Expect Me To Believe This?

Authored by aloha53 on Fri, Jan 18 2008 - 09:22 AM

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I love thinking about an angel announcing to Zachariah that even though he and his wife were senior citizens, they would be adding on a nursery. The angel told him that his son would get people ready for the Messiah. Zechariah's response? In one version, it's phrased, "You expect me to believe this?""Say what?" might be a good ...

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