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ProVision Seen in the Mount of the Lord!

February 27, 2017

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Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow
=> they neither toil nor spin. –
Mt 6:28

Seek first His kingdom and His righteousnessMt 6:33
Seek with your whole heart and you will find –Jer 29:13
The kingdom of God consists of righteousness
Peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. –
Rom 14:17

Wholeheartedly seek the Lord and you will see
=> Great is His faithfulness to provide!Lam 3:23
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Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow=> they neither toil nor spin. –Mt 6:28 #SeekFirst.

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Genesis 22:14And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided.”

From NetBible Gen 22:14

  • The–LORD–Will–Provide[03070] = Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
    *from [03068] and [07200]; Jehovah will see (to it) => the Lord sees and provides for the necessities of His servants
    * a symbolical name for Mount Moriah => Here Solomon’s temple was built, on the spot that had been the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite (2 Sam. 24:24, 252 Chr. 3:1
    =>”Mount Moriah” of the Chronicles is identical with the “mountain” in “the land of Moriah” of Genesis, and that the spot on which Jehovah appeared to David, and on which the temple was built, was the very spot of the sacrifice of Isaac.
    => now covered by “Dome of the Rock”
  • provided[07200] = seen, looked at, perceived, have vision
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How Did Jesus Deal With Territorial Spirits?

February 25, 2017

There seems to be a lot of teaching on territorial spiritual warfare going around. Specifically that territorial spirits must be identified by name, bound and cast into the pit before evangelism can take place in a specific area. This is done on a lot of prayer walks.
Is this biblical? How did Jesus deal with territorial spirits?

Mark 5:1-17 NASB
The Gerasene Demoniac
5 They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. 2 When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him, 3 and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; 4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones. 6 Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him; 7 and shouting with a loud voice, he *said, “What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!” 8 For He had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” 9 And He was asking him, “What is your name?” And he *said to Him, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” 10 And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now there was a large herd of swine feeding nearby on the mountain. 12 The demons implored Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.” 13 Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.

14 Their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened. 15 They *came to Jesus and *observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the “legion”; and they became frightened. 16 Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine. 17 And they began to implore Him to leave their region.

  • Notice v10 => these do seem to be territorial spirits.
  • Notice v6-8=> Jesus was commanding the unclean spirits out of the man before they revealed that they were territorial. It’s interesting that Jesus’ first command to come out appears not to have worked. Also notice these territorial spirits were inside a man and knew who Jesus was.
  • Notice v9=> Jesus does find out their name, but does not appear to use it in allowing the spirits to come out and go into the pigs. He also does not order them to leave the territory and go to the pit of hell.
  • Notice v13=> what do these spirits going into the pigs and over a steep bank into the sea represent? => The final judgement where satan, and those who follow him are thrown into the lake of fire(Rev 20:10, 14-15)

Why didn’t Jesus just cast these territorial spirits out and into the pit of hell? There is a similar account which has the answer
=> it was not yet the appointed time of final judgement (Mt 8:29).

Is there any danger in christians taking authority and casting demons out into the pit before the time of judgement?
=> Notice that even the archangel Michael did not dare bring judgement against the territorial spirits he fought against.

Jude 1:8-10 NASB
8 Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties. 9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” 10 But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.

  • Notice v10 => the warning of being destroyed by passing judgements on the devil and his angels of light(2Cor 11:14).
  • A similar warning here(2Pe 2:11-12) seems to imply it’s the false prophets who encourage this passing judgement on the devil and his angels of light.
  • There is a cross reference from these verses to Daniel 10:13,21
    => This is the verse most often quoted in support of identifying by name, binding and casting territorial spirits into the pit
    => also notice what Daniel prayed – he wasn’t even aware of the battle at the time of this prayer
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    Daniel 10:12 NASB
    12 Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
    => notice the focus of this prayer is not on confronting spirits directly, but on asking humbly for understanding

Luke 10:19-20 NASB
19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.

  • Notice the focus in these verses=> it’s not on the fact that we have authority, but rather on being humble and rejoicing in the fact that your name is written in the book of life. While we do have authority over the serpent it appears we have to be careful how we use it.
  • Taking authority when it’s not appropriate has severe consequences(Lk 11:24-28)
  • Casting demons to the pit = passing judgement on the devil and his angels of light before the appointed time and risks the person doing this being destroyed or deceived(Jude 1:8-10;2Pe 2:11-12)=> if casting out is appropriate and directed by the Lord it is better to cast out and direct to the feet of Jesus for Him to deal with.

Dance Hart to Heart

February 23, 2017

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Song of Solomon 8:14 AMPC … [Joyfully the radiant bride turned to Him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with Him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices!

Beloved make haste 
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus –Rev 22:20
Draw me away –Sos 1:4
Lift me from the depths to the heights –Ps 30:11
Upon the mountains of spices
An incense so sweet –
Eph 5:2
Clothe me with joy –
Ps 30:11
To dance the dance of the hart{heart}.

Until the day breaks and the shadows flee –Sos 4:6, 2:17
Songs all thru the night –Ps 42:8
Dance heart to heart with the King
Around the throne keeping in step –
Gal 5:25
With the feet of a Hind on the heights
The Doe of the morning –
Ps 22:1
Reflecting the Son  –
Sos 6:10
On the wings of dawn –
Mal 4:2
Hart to heart to rejoice
Forevermore, eternal delight. –
Ps 16:11

Habakkuk 3:17-19 KJV … Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice[05937] in the Lord, I will joy[01523]  in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’[0355] feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.

From NetBible Hab 3:18-19

  • rejoice[05937] = to jump for joy, exult, triumph
  • joy[01523] = spin around in joy, gladness, celebrate
  • Hind[0355] = female deer, doe Ps 22:1=> Doe of the Morning
  • * these words are often associated with dancing in joy
    =>Do you see the dancing feet of a deer? Of the bride(Sos 1:4)? Enabled to go on the heights?

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Dance of the Hart{Heart}{blog}
Dance of the Hart{article}
Follow Hard: The Passion of the Hart{article}

Remember Where He Leads

February 23, 2017

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Psalm 23:2He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
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Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me? –
Ps 42:5
Why are your bones dry? –Pro 17:22
Why is your hope gone? –
Eze 37:11

Remember who your hope is in
Remember the Lamb in the center of the throne
Who leads to springs of living water –Rev 7:17
The Good ShepherdPs 23:1
Who leads beside the still waters
To rest in green pasturesPs 23:2
His breath restores the soul. –Ps 23:3

Breathe, O breath of God
Restore, refresh
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reathe life.

Revive, make glad our hearts –Ps 85:6
That we may yet praise You, O Lord.

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Ezekiel 37:9 AMPC … Then said He to me, Prophesy to the breath and spirit, son of man, and say to the breath and spirit, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath and spirit, and breathe upon these slain that they may live.

Job 33:4 AMPC … [It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me].
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Word Study
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From NetBible Pro 17:22
A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones.

  • A cheerful heart = A merry, joyful, glad heart
  • Good medicine = promotes healing
  • A downcast spirit = A broken, crushed, depressed spirit
    => one’s will to go on is beaten down by circumstances
  • “dried up” bones signify unhealthiness and lifelessness (Ezek 37).

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From NetBible Ps 23:3
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

  • restores[07725] = to bring back, to restore, refresh, repair
  • soul[05315] = life, person, mind, living being
    *from [05314] = to take breath, refresh oneself

From Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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From NetBible  Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life[02421].

  • spirit[07307] = breath, wind, to inspire prophetically
    *From [07306] = to smell, scent, perceive odor
  • breath[05397] = spirit, divine inspiration
  • gives life [02421] = revives, quickens, restores, refreshes
    • from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death

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From NetBible  Ps 85:6
Will You not revive[02421] us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?

Reflect the Son

February 22, 2017

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Who is this, that arises{grows} like the dawn? –Sos 6:10

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, growing, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Pro 4:18

The Doe of the Morning –Ps 22:1
… Panting for the streams –Ps 42:1
… Thirsting for the living God. –Ps 42:2

Who is this, beautiful, fair as the moon, reflecting the Son? –Sos 6:10

My dove, My perfect{pure} one  –Sos 6:9
The spotless bride, radiant –Eph 5:27, Ps 34:5;Jer 31:12
… Washed by the water of the word –Eph 5:26
… Shining bright as stars in procession –Dan 12:3

The Doe of the Morning. –Ps 22:1 
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Song of Songs 8:14 AMPC [Joyfully the radiant bride turned to Him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with Him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices!

Isaiah 60:19-20 NKJV … “The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. 20 Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.

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Word Study
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Song of Songs 6:10  Who is this that arises{appears, grows} like the dawn, beautiful{fair} as the full moon{white, purified one}, pure{bright, radiant} as the sun, awesome as an army with banners{majestic as the stars in procession}?

From NetBible Sos 6:10

  • dawn[07837] = daybreak, morning light, sunrise
    Ps 22:1 => Doe of the Morning
  • full moon[03842] = white, purified one
  • pure[01249] = bright, clean
  • *  stars in procession are often compared to the heavenly armies. This nuance is clear in the light of the parallelism with the dawn, moon, and sun.

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Dove Eyes Behold

February 20, 2017

Psalm 32:8 AMPC … I [the Lord] will instruct you{make you wise} and teach[03384] you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. 
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Psalm 101:6 AMPC … My eyes shall [look with favor] upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks blamelessly, he shall minister to me.

Hosea 6:3 NASB … So let us know{acknowledge}, let us press on to know{acknowledge} the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering[03384] the earth.

From NetBible  Hos 6:3Ps 32:8

  • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

=> To those who press on to know and acknowledge the Lord with an undivided{pure} heart, He will come like rain to water/teach personally. They will see “eye to eye”, with “the eyes of His dove”(Song 4:1, 1:15,5:12;Ps 32:8;Ps 86:11)

=> these will dwell in the shadow of His wings, with His eye upon them, as the apple of His eye, these will minister to the Most High!(Ps 91:1,4;Ps 101:6;Ps 17:8)
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Lord help me to press on with a pure heart, that I may see “eye to eye” with You and minister to You. Keep me as the apple of Your eye, hidden beneath Your wings(Ps 17:8). In Jesus name.

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My eyes will[look with favor] upon the faithful of the land-So they may dwell with Me=>he who walks blamelessly shall minister toMe -Ps101:6

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Guard Your Heart Biblically!

February 15, 2017

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How do you biblically guard your heart?

Proverbs 4:20-23 … My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your sight;
Keep them in the midst of your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them
And health to all their body.
23 {Guard}Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.

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Face the Wind

February 13, 2017

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Remember the Lord in the midst of opposition!
Behold, His hand is not too short to save
Nor is His ear to dull to hear.Is 59:1

Call on the name of the Lord
The name of the LORD is a strong tower
The righteous run to it
And are safe{set safely on high}.Pro 18:10

When the enemy comes in like a flood
The Lord lifts up a standard against him!

Isaiah 59:1,19 AMPC … Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened at all, that it cannot save, nor His ear dull with deafness, that it cannot hear …
… 19 So [as the result of the Messiah’s intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives].

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A Cloudless Morn

February 10, 2017

Job 37:21 BBE … And now the light is not seen, for it is dark because of the clouds; but a wind comes, clearing{cleansing} them away.
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Are there “storm” clouds obscuring the “Son” Light?

Press on, pursue earnestly seek the Lord
As surely as the sun rises He will appear Hos 6:3
And the storm clouds will be cleansed away
His light dawns like the sunrise on a cloudless morn
Like refreshing rains that bring forth tender grass.  –
2Sa 23:4

My message shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the light rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb. -Dt 32:2 AMPC

The “Son” of righteousness{vindication}
Rises with healing in His wings!Mal 4:2

Be led forth in peace and joy –Is 55:12
With the joy of a new day!

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Dark StormClouds?=>Press on-Earnestly seek theLord-As surely as the SunRise He will appear-Clearing the clouds away!

Jesus=>His morning light dawns like the sunrise on a cloudless morn-Like sunshine after the rain on tender grass! frosty morning

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Word Study

From NetBible Job 37:21

  • And now the light is not seen, for it is dark because of the clouds; but a wind comes, clearing{cleansing} them away.
  • * The light here must refer to the sun in the skies that had been veiled by the storm. Then, when the winds blew the clouds away, it could not be looked at because it was so dazzling. Elihu’s analogy will be that God is the same – in his glory one cannot look at him or challenge him.
  • clearing{cleansing}[02891] = purify, heal

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From NetBible Hos 6:3

  • Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.
  • spring rains water[03384] = to direct, teach, instruct

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From NetBible 2Sa 23:4

  • [He]Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.
  • light[0216] = light of instruction
  • morning[01242] = bright joy after night of distress

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From NetBible Dt 32:2

  • My message shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the light rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.
  • showers[07241] = prophetic influence!!!

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Look what awakens the dawn of a new day!

Psalm 57:7-9 AMPC … My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody. 8 Awake, my glory (my inner self); awake, harp and lyre! I will awake right early [I will awaken the dawn]! 9 I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.

Growing in Grace and Truth

February 9, 2017

  1. Read: 2Peter 3:1-7
    Above all know-remember this:
    => In the last days scoffers will deny the promise of Christ’s return.
    => Their argument against Christ’s return was this: since it has not occurred yet it will not happen.
    =>They “willfully” forgot the words of the Lord = about the flood as divine intervention.
    => v7: By His word the present heavens and earth are being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
    =>I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. -Rev 3:11
  2. Read: 2Peter 3:8-12
    => v9: The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
    => Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. 25 All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen. -Jude 1:24-25
  3. Read: 2Peter 3:13-18
    =>From Biblehub =>Ignorance naturally produces instability; those who have no clear principles of Christian doctrine easily fall victims to seductions of all kinds.
    => v14: Therefore, beloved, be diligent to live a pure and blameless life. And be at peace with God.
    => “Think and do these things” and the God of peace will be with you. I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me! –Phil 4:8-9,13
  4. Read: Psalm 119:1-8
    => Blessed are those{the upright} who walk in His ways
    => They keep His testimonies, seek, inquire for and of Him and crave Him with their whole heart.
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    Psalm 101:6 AMPC … My eyes shall [look with favor] upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks blamelessly, he shall minister to me.
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    Related:
    Who Does the Lord Keep?{blog}
  5. Read:  Psalm 119:9-12
    How can one keep their way pure?
    => Treasure His word in your heart!
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    Lord help me to treasure Your word in my heart, that I may do what is pleasing in Your sight. With all my heart help me to delight to do Your will. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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    Related:
    Treasure His Word{blog}

  6. Read:  Psalm 119:13-16
    God’s Word is a treasure, more precious than riches
    => Nothing you desire compares with the joy of walking
    In His Way, Truth and LifeJn 14:6
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    Related:
    More Precious than Silver{blog}
  7. Read: Psalm 119:17-21
    Lord, You’re a fountain of cascading light{life}
    In Your light we see light –Ps 36:9
    Open my eyes so I can truly see
    Wonderful things from Your law{instruction} –Ps 119:18
    Help me to be Your servant
    That I may live and keep Your word –Ps 119:17
    Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
    That I may know the hope of Your calling. –Eph 1:18
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    Related:
    Eyes to See{blog}
  8. Read: Psalm 119:22-27
    Your testimonies{unchanging word} are my delight
    They are my counsellors{the guide of my footsteps} –Ps 119:24
    Revive{quicken} me according to Your word –Ps 119:25
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    What profit is there in my blood[wine], if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness{truth}? –Ps 30:9
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    Revive me again that I may rejoice and be glad in You –Ps 85:6
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    I will not die, but live and declare the works of the LORD!Ps 118:17
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    Related:
    Revived to Rejoice!{blog}
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  9. Read: Romans 12:1-5
    With God’s mercy in view  –Ro 12:1
    Fix your eyes on Jesus
    Separate from the world  –Ro 12:2
    Think on His sacrifice
    A sacrifice He made in joy –He 12:2
    Present yourself in joy as a living and holy sacrifice  –Ro 12:1
    Be transformed and renewed
    In righteousness and holiness that comes from truth! –Ro 12:2;Eph 4:23-24
    The Father seeks those who worship Him in Spirit and Truth! –Jn 4:23-24
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  10. Read: Romans 12:6-8
    Each has their own gift from God –1Cor 7:7
    Each has differing gifts given in grace
    According to the generosity of Christ –Eph 4:7
    These gifts of grace are meant to serve the body –1Pe 4:10
    Prophecy, is exercised according to the measure of faith
    Service, is exercised in service
    Teaching, in teaching
    Exhortation, in exhortation
    He who gives, in liberality
    He who leads, in diligence
    He who shows mercy, in cheerfulness
    There are a variety of gifts but the same Spirit. –1Cor 12:4
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    Thank You Lord Jesus for Your gifts of grace. Help me to faithfully use my gifts to serve others in a way that is pleasing in Your sight.

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    Let your good deeds{light} shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. –Mt5:16

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    Related:
    Gifts of Grace{blog}

  11. Read: Romans 12:9-16
    Be devoted to one another in love without hypocrisy
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    Sincere love = both turning, separating from evil{hate evil} and clinging to good{fix your mind on good}
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    The fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Eph 5:9
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    Diligently serve the Lord
    => Be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation,
    => faithful in prayer  –Ro 12:12
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    Lord, help us to always be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation, and diligent in prayer giving thanks in all circumstances. Help us to enthusiastically serve You! In Jesus’ name!  –Ro 12:11-12;Col 4:2;1Thess 5:16-18

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    Related:
    Sincere Love{blog}
    Joyful in Hope{prayer}
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  12. Read: Romans 12:17-21
    Never pay back evil for evil – Bless and do not curse
    Never take your own revenge
    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
    => If possible be at peace with everyone!
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  13. Read: Galatians 5:1-5
    Stand firm in the liberty by which Christ has made us free –Gal 5:1
    Circumcise{cleanse} your hearts
    =>Be stiff–necked no longer! –Dt 10:16
    For it is by grace you have been saved
    Through faith—and this not from yourselves
    It is the gift of God-Eph 2:8
    =>Do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage! –Gal 5:1
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  14. Read: Galatians 5:13-18
    Do not be subject to the flesh
    For the mind set on flesh = death
    Let your mind be controlled by the Spirit
    => The mind set on the Spirit is life and peace –Ro 8:6
    The Lord is the Spirit and
    Where the Spirit of the Lord is
    => There is freedom –2Cor 3:17
    You were called to be free
    => Walk by the Spirit and live!
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  15. Read: Galatians 5:19-25
    Do not be subject to the flesh
    Those who practice deeds of the flesh
    => will not inherit the kingdom of God.
    Live and walk by the Spirit –Gal 5:25
    => Let the fruit of the Spirit be evident to all!
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  16. Read: Psalm 119:41-48
    Trust and follow the Lord
    => He leads in the way of wisdom; in upright paths –Pro 4:11
    => The path of life –Pro 12:28
    Then your  steps will not be impeded
    And if you run, you will not stumble! –Pro 4:12
    You will walk secure in liberty{freedom}
    => For You seek His instruction –Ps 119:45
    Delight in and love His commands! –Ps 119:47
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  17. Read: Psalm 119:52-56
    Songs in the night
    A prayer to the God of my life. -Ps 42:8
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  18. Read: Psalm 119:57-61
    The Lord is my source of security{my portion}
    I am determined  to follow His instructions -Ps 119:57
    I have considered my ways
    And turned my feet to His testimonies  -Ps 119:59
    I seek His face with all my heart
    => O LORD be gracious to me have mercy on me
    According to Your word as You have promised! -Ps 119:58
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  19. Read: Psalm 119:62-67
  20. Read: Hebrews 12:14-16
    Do not fall short of the grace of God
    Let no root of bitterness spring up in your heart
    Instead be rooted deep in Christ –Col 2:6-7
    The righteous can not be uprooted –Pro 12:3
    The wind may blow but those
    … deeply rooted in Christ STAND FIRM forever! –Pro 10:25
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  21. Read: 2Timothy 2:1-7
  22. Read: 2Timothy 2:8-10
  23. Read: 2Timothy 2:11-13
  24. Read: 2Timothy 2:14-17
  25. Read: 2Timothy 2:19-23
  26. Read: 2Timothy 2:24-26
  27. Read: Philippians 1:3-8
  28. Read: Philippians 1:8-14
  29. Read: Ephesians 3:7-12
  30. Read: Ephesians 3:14-19 .
    The Lord longs for you to know and experience
    … the fullness of His love
    Christ’s love is wider, longer, higher & deeper
    … than any can imagine!
    His unfailing love is as vast as the heavens
    His faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds{skies} –Ps 36:5
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    Related:
    How Deep the Father’s Love
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  31. Read: Philippians 1:27-30
    Remember Christ when you suffer
    No servant is greater than his Master  –Jn 15:20
    Although Jesus was a Son
    He learned obedience from the things which He suffered –He 5:8
    So you too when you suffer count it all joy –Ja 1:2
    Blessed are those who are persecuted
    … for righteousness’ sake –Mt 5:10
    Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great!  –Mt 5:12
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    You will lack no good thing.  –Ja 1:4; Ps 34:10
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