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    THE SELFISHNESS of SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS

    The Holy Spirit’s definition of the title is this. You don’t want it, but you don’t want anyone else to have it either. The it is salvation through Jesus Christ alone. The Pharisees in Jesus’ day had this title down to a science. They rejected Jesus and everything He taught, and sought to teach others to do the same. For three years they opposed and hated Jesus and His message of salvation. They held to their religious views and rejected anything they thought interfered with their positions as Israel’s spiritual gurus. For years they controlled the people by placing heavy legalistic rules and laws on them. Burdening them with laws…

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    NO JESUS, NO HEAVEN.

    We don’t get to decide how we get into heaven, God has already set His standards for admission. 1 John 5:9-12 However, we do get to decide how we get into hell, we choose the path that leads there. September 25, 2018 was when I wrote those words down. They may not be earth shattering words, but they are a fact. Everyone wants to go to heaven, but not everyone wants to follow God’s protocol for getting there. After all, we all serve the same “god” and there are many paths, all we need to be is good people and follow the “light” whatever the light is. But God begs…

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    WHAT PRODUCES HARDNESS OF HEART?

    According to the apostle Paul, hardness of heart is produced as a result of a darkened understanding of spiritual things, a separation from the life of God and ignorance.  Paul urges all believers to avoid anyone and anything that may cause us to fall prey to the old way of living. “So with the wisdom given to me from the Lord I say: You should not live like the unbelievers around you who walk in their empty delusions. Their corrupted logic has been clouded because their hearts are so far from God—their blinded understanding and deep-seated moral darkness keeps them from the true knowledge of God. Because of spiritual apathy,…

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    PSALM 121

    Are you ready to be blown away? Are you a candidate for some great news? Can you use  or handle a perspective that stands up against everything you’ve been feeding yourself through the current events of this life? Are you prepared for some real rest? Then look no further than the Psalm above. It is backed up and supported by the Creator of the universe. Open your hearts to receive and be blessed. Taste every word, let it wash over your wearied minds. Embrace its truths and be refreshed.  “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the…

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    THE BELIEVERS PERSPECTIVE ON PERSECUTION.

    “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet…

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    HAVE YOU TAKEN YOUR PRESCRIPTION TODAY?

    No, I’m not speaking about the prescribed medication the doctor has suggested we take, but rather the One most neglected by many. The Word of God. The one we really cannot live without, especially if you are a child of God. I shared in one of my earlier messages of Sheri’s Nana (babysitter) who had been a member of her church for 50 years, served faithfully in her auxiliary, but never opened her Bible. Christians are suffering from a Word deficiency, and until we give God’s Word the priority it deserves we will remain ignorant and malnourished. So do you need a refill? Has your prescription ran out or is…

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    HOW CAN SOMETHING GOOD END SO BADLY?

    “NOW THE Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before [them] and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines pursued Saul and his sons, and slew Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, Saul’s sons. The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers severely wounded him. Saul said to his armor-bearer, Draw your sword and thrust me through, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through and abuse and mock me. But his armor-bearer would not, for he was terrified. So Saul took a sword and fell upon it. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell upon his sword and died with him.…

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    SEPARATE but EQUAL

    To avoid error do what this verse recommends. 2 Timothy 2:15 I heard a pastor teach that the Word is good but that a relationship to Jesus is more important. I disagree with that statement on the basis of this question. How do you get to know about Jesus? The error presented in that argument suggests that it’s interchangeable or one is more important than the other. John chapter one says this about the Word. “IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. [Isa. 9:6.] He was present originally with God. All things were made and…

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    THE FOURTH DAY

    “A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.” But when Jesus heard about it He said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, He stayed where He was for the next two…

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    STRENGTHENED IN HIS SILENCE….

    What do you do when God is silent? There is a right and wrong way to respond. One will encourage and refresh the other will weaken and discourage. I’ve discovered that we can learn from silence a lot more than we can in incessant chattering. God’s silence is an opportunity  for us to draw nearer to Him. Ever thought of that? Or do you begin questioning your relationship with Jesus? I believe the latter is what most of us do.  I used to be one of them. Until I discovered this verse of scripture. “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to…