Words of Wisdom=Fountain of Life

June 15, 2021

1Corinthians 12:7-8 Amplified Bible
7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit [the spiritual illumination and the enabling of the Holy Spirit] for the common good. 8 To one is given through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] the message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] the word of knowledge and understanding according to the same Spirit …

From post: Words of Wisdom and Words of Knowledge:
word of wisdom=power to hear-understand and speak a message of wisdom by the Holy Spirit to build up the body
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=>word of knowledge=power to hear and express knowledge and understanding given by the Holy Spirit to build up the body

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Proverbs 18:4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
4 The words of a [discreet and wise] man’s mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].

From NetBible Pro 18:4
A person’s words can be {deep}life–giving water; words{the fountain} of true wisdom is as refreshing as a bubbling brook{flowing stream}.

  • * “deep waters” indicates either that the words have an inexhaustible supply or that they are profound.
  • * “fountain of wisdom” being the person who speaks. The Greek version has “fountain of life” instead of “wisdom,” probably influenced from
    Pro 10:11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
  • * The point of this metaphor is that the wisdom is a continuous source of refreshing and beneficial ideas.

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Words of Wisdom bubble up
From Wise Hearts
Profound and Refreshing –Pro 16:23; 18:4;1Co 12:7-8
Living Water
An Ever Flowing Stream
A Fountain Wisdom
Springing up to
Eternal Life. –Jn 7:38; 4:14
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John 7:38 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.
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John 4:14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
14 But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.
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A White Stone-A New Name

June 11, 2021

A New Name and a White Stone quote{baptizemyheartlord blog}
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The fact that the Lord will give the one’s that overcome a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it, shows that God approaches us in a very personal way.

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Revelation 2:17He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it .
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A White Stone
Washed Whiter than Snow –Isa 1:18;Psalm 51:2,7,10-13
A New Name
Reborn
Transformed
Jesus paid it all!
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Our Daily Bread quote:
Natural Life came by God’s breath
Eternal Life comes by Christ’s death

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John 3:6-7What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I[Jesus] said to you, ‘You must all be born from above.’
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!!!!!Look at the Study below!!!!!
=>The white stone is linked with being transformed
Born of the Spirit
Transfigured
Being made more like Christ
This transformation is marked by a personal new name.

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Word Study
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From NetBible Rev 2:17
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white[3022] = light, bright, brilliant, dazzling from whiteness

  • white garments=sign of innocence & purity of the
    soul
  • of the garments of angels, & of those exalted to the
    splendour of the heavenly state
  • shining or white garments worn on festive occasions
  • the whitening color of ripening grain

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He was transfigured[3339] before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white[3022] as the light. –Mt 17:2
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We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed[3339] into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. –2Cor 3:18
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Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed[3339] by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will. –Rom 12:2

  • transform[3339] = to change into another form, to transfigure
    *like Christ’s appearance on the mount of transfiguration

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Isaiah 1:18 AMP … Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like {white}wool.

From NetBible Isa 1:18

  • This purification will only occur if the people repent and change their ways.
  • The point is not that the sins will be covered up, though still retained. … The people’s sins will be removed and replaced by ethical purity. The sins that are now as obvious as the color red will be washed away and the ones who are sinful will be transformed.

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Psalm 51:2,7,10-13 AMPC … Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin! …
… 7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean [ceremonially]; wash me, and I shall [in reality] be whiter than snow. …

From NetBible Ps 51:7

  • * Hyssop was a small plant used to apply water (or blood) in purification rites(Ex 12:22;Lev 14:4-6, 49-52;Num 19:6-18)
  • * Whiteness here symbolizes the moral purity resulting from forgiveness

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to You.
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Put on a Heart of Compassion

June 7, 2021

Colossians 3:12-13 AMP … So, as God’s own chosen people, who are holy [set apart, sanctified for His purpose] and well-beloved [by God Himself], put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience [which has the power to endure whatever injustice or unpleasantness comes, with good temper]. 13 bearing graciously with one another, and willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so should you forgive.
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Put on a Heart of Compassion
Be Kindhearted and Courteous
Humble
Forgiving as the Lord has forgiven you
=> Fit for use!
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1Peter 3:8 AMP … Finally, all of you be like-minded [united in spirit], sympathetic, brotherly{love}, kindhearted [courteous and compassionate toward each other as members of one household], and humble in spirit.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Col 3:12
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on{cloth yourself with} a heart of compassion[3628], kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

  • * heart of compassion = tender-hearted mercies
  • kindness[5544] = goodness, gentleness, useful
    from [5543] = fit for use

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From NetBible 1Pe 3:8
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having sympathy for one another; love as brothers, be kindhearted, be courteous.

  • kindhearted[2155] = compassionate, tender hearted
  • courteous[5391] = friendly, kind

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Related:
Put on a Heart of Compassion{prayer}
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The Lord Longs to Show Compassion

June 7, 2021

Isaiah 30:15 AMP … For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel has said this, “In returning [to Me] and rest you shall be saved,
In quietness and confident trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing …
18 Therefore the Lord waits [expectantly] and longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed (happy, fortunate) are all those who long for Him [since He will never fail them].

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The Lord longs to show compassion
Mercy in action
Beauty for ashes
Unfailing, unceasing
New every morning
Great is His Faithfulness! –Isa 30:15,18; 61:3; Lam 3:22-25
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Word Study
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From NetBible Isa 30:15
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance{returning} and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust{confidence} is your strength, but you were not willing”.

  • rest[05183] = quiet attitude, peace, patiently wait
  • quietness[08252] = be tranquil, be at peace, rest,  be undisturbed
  • trust[0985] = confidence

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Isaiah 30:18 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
18 And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

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From NetBible Isa 30:18
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you His mercy{compassion}. For the LORD is a God of righteousness{justice-He is Faithful}; Blessed are all those who wait for{hope in} Him{to help}.

  • * The point seems to be that Judah’s impending doom does not bring God joy. Rather the prospect of their suffering stirs within him a willingness to show mercy and compassion, if they are willing to seek him on his terms.
  • gracious[02603] = show favor, to have mercy on
  • mercy[07355] = love deeply, show compassion, have tender
    affection

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Be Still my Heart!

June 4, 2021

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In prayer we call to God “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” –Ephesians 3:20

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Be still my heart
And know –Psalm 46:10
The Sovereign Lord is in control
Absolutely nothing is too hard for Him
He is able
His name is above all names
Jesus – the King of kings and
Lord of lords
Hallelujah forever He reigns! –Phil 2:9-10;Rev 19:13-15,6
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Jeremiah 32:17Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard{difficult} for You{Nothing You are not able to do}.
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Exalt the Name of the LORD

May 28, 2021

Psalm 70:4 AMP … May all those who seek You [as life’s first priority] rejoice and be glad in You; May those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified!”

From NetBible Ps 70:4

  • NET May all those who seek You be happy and rejoice in You! May those who love to experience Your deliverance say continually, “May God be praised!”
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    NLT But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “God is great!”
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    * “may the Lord be magnified [in praise].” Another option is to take the verb as an imperfect, “the Lord is great.” See
    ** Ps 35:27May those who desire My vindication shout for joy and rejoice! May they continually say, “May the Lord be praised{magnified, exalted}, for He wants His servant to be secure{Great is the LORD, who enjoys helping His servant}.”
  • magnified[01431] = make great-important, promote, praise, honor

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A Song:
Exalt the name of the LORD
O Lord be magnified
Great are You LORD
Be magnified
Great are You LORD
And greatly to be praised
Worthy are You LORD –Psalm 96:4
Be magnified.
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Psalm 34:3,5Oh, magnify the LORD{let us tell of His greatness} with me, and let us exalt{lift up-praise} His name together.
… 5 Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces

From NetBible Ps 34:5

  • radiant[05102] = to shine, beam, light, burn
    -to flow, stream(together)
    -to sparkle(the sheen of a running stream)

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Related:
Radiant Joy{prayer}
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The Lord my Helper

May 26, 2021

Hebrews 13:5-6Make sure that your character is free from the love of money{without covetousness}, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,” 6 so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”
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Decree: The Lord is my Helper, I will not be afraid.
He will never leave or forsake me
He will not fail to strengthen and
Help me with His mighty hand.
Heb 13:5-6;Dt 31:6,8;Isa 41:10
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Decree: The Lord is my Helper, I will not be dismayed.
I will look to Him alone for
Strength and courage
He alone makes me brave.
Heb 13:5-6;Dt 31:6,8;Isa 41:10
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Word Study
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From NetBible Heb 13:6
so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”

  • confidently[2292] = to be of good courage, be of good cheer, to be bold

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From NetBible Dt 31:6
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail[07503] you or forsake[05800] you.
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From NetBible Dt 31:8
The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave[07503] you nor forsake[05800] you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

  • leave[07503] = fail, forsake, withdraw{His presence}
    *from [07495] = to heal, cure, mend repair, make whole
  • forsake[05800] = depart from, desert, abandon, loose{let go of}
  • discouraged[02865] = afraid, terrified, broken, shattered, dismayed

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From NetBible Isa 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed[08159], for I am your God. I will strengthen[0553] you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

  • dismayed[08159] = bewildered, look away in anxiety(for another source of help)
  • strengthen[0553] = strong, brave, bold, courageous

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Quiet My Heart

May 20, 2021

Psalm 23:1-3 AMP … The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me],I shall not want.
2 He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still and quiet waters.
3 He refreshes and restores my soul (life);
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake.

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Philippians 4:6-7 AMP … Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].
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A Song:
Beside still waters
Lord quiet my heart
With peace beyond understanding
Guard my heart
Guard my mind
In Christ Jesus.
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Speak “Peace be still” to my soul –Mark 4:39
Refresh me with Your mercies –Lam 3:23
For my soul finds rest
O Lord in You alone.
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Tweets:
The Lord is my Shepherd
[to feed, to guide and to shield me]-I shall not want
He lets me lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside the still and quiet waters
He refreshes and restores my soul.
=>Beside still waters-Lord-Quiet my heart.
Psalm 23:1-3
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Find rest{wait quietly,patiently}-O my soul
Before God alone
For my hope comes from Him.
=>Lord speak “Peace be still” to my soul
Psalm 62:5;Mark 4:39

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Psalm 62:5Find rest{wait quietly, patiently}, O my soul, before God alone; For my hope comes from Him.
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Psalm 46:1,10God is our refuge and strength, A very-ever present help in trouble.
… 10 Be still{cease striving}, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

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Related:
Quiet My Heart{prayer}
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God’s Goodness Refreshes

May 20, 2021

Psalm 145:9-10The LORD is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made. 10 All You have made will praise You, O LORD; Your saints will bless You.
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Let the beauty in creation remind you of God’s goodness and move you to bless His Holy name!
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Psalm 103:1,5Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
… 5 He fills your life with good things. Your youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

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@Khollandsblog
Tweet:
@maxbhill
The beauty of nature never ceases to amaze and refresh the soul #Hope #photography #photooftheday #PhotographyIsArt #Gardening #Art

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Let the beauty in creation remind you of God’s goodness and move you to bless His Holy name!
Psalm 103:1,5

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Take Heart – Be of Good Cheer

May 15, 2021

Psalm 31:24Be of good courage{take heart}, and He shall strengthen your heart{be strong}; All you who hope{confidently wait} in the LORD.
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Psalm 27:13-14I would have lost heart{despaired}, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. 14 Wait on{rely on, put your hope in} the LORD; Be of good courage{take heart}; And He shall strengthen your heart{be strong}; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
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Don’t lose heart
Don’t give up
Surrender your heart to the Lord
Hope and rely on Him alone
Take heart
Be of good courage
Be of good cheer
Believe and trust that you will see the goodness of the Lord
In the Land of the living
The Lord is faithful to strengthen
Surrendered hearts.
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John 16:33These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

* be of good cheer = take heart, be of good courage

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