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Ebenezer

May 1, 2018

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1 Samuel 7:12Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”

From NetBible 1Sam 7:12

  • * Ebenezer (אֶבֶן הָעָזֶר) means “stone of help” in Hebrew
    => a memorial stone[072] erected by Samuel to mark where God helped Israel to defeat the Philistines – north of Jerusalem

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Ebenezer – “Stone of Help”, a memorial stone. Seeing this stone would remind the people to remember how the Lord helped them in the past and encourage them to trust the Lord’s faithfulness in the future.
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It is good to remember those special Ebenezer times in our own lives, when the Lord has helped us in a special way. You can trust the Lord’s faithfulness!
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1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful[and utterly trustworthy] and He will do it.

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Kept Safe

December 15, 2017

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The Lord our refuge
An ever present help –
Ps 46:1
Who neither sleeps or slumbers. –
Ps 121:3

Flee to Him for protection.Ps 91:1

The Lord longs to gather His children togetherMt 23:37
Beneath His wings
They are kept safe.

The Sovereign Lord
Nothing too hard
He is more than able!Jer 32:17
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Psalm 16:1Keep me safe, O God, for in You I take refuge.

From NetBible Ps 16:1

  • *taking refuge in God = seeking His protection/shelter. Seeking His protection implies putting trust in Him = Trust in the Lord!
  • refuge[02620] = flee for protection, put trust/hope/confidence in
  • keep me safe[08104] = preserve/protect/guard me

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Promises True{Rest}

December 1, 2017

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1 Kings 8:56 AMP … “Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, in accordance with everything that He promised. Not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He spoke through Moses His servant.
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Every word of every promise the Lord has made is true! He is faithful! #TrustHim

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His Promises NEVER Fade!

October 31, 2017


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All of His promises are YES and AMEN –2Cor 1:20
Not one is forgotten
They won’t fail or fade –Is 40:8
Like His word they are eternal
They remain –Jn 15:4
His plan prevails
And won’t pass away. –Ps 33:11

His word WILL NOT return void  –Isa 55:11
TRUST HIM!

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Word Study – God of Amen = Faithful and True!
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The God of the Amen is an OT title:
Isaiah 65:16 AMPC … So [it shall be] that he who invokes a blessing on himself in the land shall do so by saying, May the God of truth and fidelity [the Amen] bless me; and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth and faithfulness to His promises [the Amen], because the former troubles are forgotten and because they are hidden from My eyes.

From NetBible Isa 65:16

  • Amen[0543] = So be it, truth – name of the faithful

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In the NT Jesus often introduces statements with
“Verily, verily, I say unto you”[281] = Amen{Hebrew for [0543]}
In doing so, He identified Himself with the God of the Amen
And revealed Himself as the One through whom all of God’s promises are fulfilled.
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Revelation 3:14 AMPC … And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God’s creation:
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2 Corinthians 1:20 AMPC … For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes (answer) in Him (Christ). For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.

ENDURE to the End!

September 25, 2017

I was feeling pretty weak(no endurance) when I saw this quote on Facebook

The Race Is NOT to the Swift or Strong
But to those who ENDURE to the End!
OpenBible quote

Shortly after I came across this pic and was encouraged!

The only way to “finish strong” is to keep
Christ’s mercy in view Ro 12:1
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With eyes on Christ and His mercy
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayerRo 12:12
He’s faithful to see you through
With strength to press on & “finish strong”
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By your [patient] endurance [empowered by the Holy Spirit] you will gain your souls. {gain eternal life} –Lk 21:19 AMP
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Feed My Sheep

September 19, 2017

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John 21:15-17 AMPC
15 When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do—with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs.
16 Again He said to him the second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Shepherd (tend) My sheep.
17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, instinctive, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]? Peter was grieved (was saddened and hurt) that He should ask him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.

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Notice how this passage is about both lambs and sheep being fed. The word for feed[1006]bosko in v15 & 17 is the same, implying lambs(immature sheep) and sheep need to be fed similar food. The word for feed[4165]poimaino in v16 is a little different, adding the idea that sheep need to be governed by a shepherd. …

Interesting how preaching the kingdom, the whole counsel of God, the undistorted truth and feeding/shepherding the flock is related in Acts 20. …

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Acts 20:25-31Now I[Paul] know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again. 26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of any of you. 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will(counsel) of God. 28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of/feed[4165]poimaino  the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.
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Trust in the LORD and do good(what is right)
Feed on His faithfulness = Truth
Ps 37:3
His word is TruthJn 17:17
Seed for the sower
Bread for the eater
Undistorted Truth = Protection from savage wolves
His word sent forth will not return void!

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Psalm 37:3 AMPC … Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
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Isaiah 55:10-11For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
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Trust in the LORD&Feed on His faithfulness=TRUTH-Seed for the sower-Bread for the eater-Undistorted TRUTH=Protection
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Word Study
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From NetBible Jn 21:15Jn 21:17

  • feed[1006]bosko = to pasture, graze, keep

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From NetBible Jn 21:16 & Acts 20:28

  • feed[4165]poimaino = to rule, govern, shepherd, keep

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From NetBible Ps 37:3

  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

Trust His Faithfulness

August 3, 2017


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Psalm 33:4-5For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. 5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing loyal love.
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The word of the Lord is right and true
All His work is done in faithfulness and truth
Everything He does is worthy of our trust!
Ps 33:4
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The Lord’s faithfulness extends throughout the earth.Ps 33:5
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He will shelter you with his wings; You will find safety under His wings. His faithfulness and truth is like a shield or a protective wall.Ps 91:4
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O Lord, please do not withhold Your compassion from me. May Your unfailing loyal love, faithfulness and truth continually protect and preserve me! –Ps 40:11

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 33:4

  • NIV … For the word of the LORD is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.
  • NASB … ……  all His work is done in faithfulness.
  • NLT …  …….. everything He does is worthy of our trust.
  • NKJV … …… all His work is done in truth.
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

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From NetBible Ps 91:4 & Ps 40:11

  • faithfulness[0571] = firmness, steadfastness, truth, trustworthiness

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From NetBible Ps 40:11

  • compassion[07356] = tender mercies
  • unfailing loyal love[02617] = goodness, kindness, faithfulnes
    ** same word in Ps 33:5

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Related:
Take Joy in Your Shield{prayer}

The Lord on High = Mighty to Save!

July 19, 2017

Psalm 93:4 AMPC … The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea.

Mightier than the waves
The Lord on high
He is mighty to save  Zeph 3:17
The Lord an ever present help in trouble –Ps 46:1
Greater than any trial you face
Forever He reigns! –Ps 29:10

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Zephaniah 3:17 … The LORD your God is with you{in your midst}, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet{renew, refresh, bring into rest) you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

From NetBible Zeph 3:17

  • NET …  He renews you by His love
  • NIV … He will quiet you with His love
  • NLT …  With His love, He will calm all your fears
  • BBE … He will make His love new again

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Prayer in Secret = Rewarded in Open

July 16, 2017


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Matthew 6:1, 5-6 AMPC
1 Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward [reserved for and awaiting you] with and from your Father Who is in heaven. …
… 5 Also when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward in full already.
6 But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.

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Galatians 1:10
10 Am I now trying to win the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

From NetBible Gal 1:10

  • *For a Jew this concept of being a servant or slave to Christ did not connote drudgery, but honor and privilege.

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Lord, thank You for the privilege of being Christ’s servant. May my prayers be pleasing in Your sight. May they rise to You like incense; a fragrant offering through my Lord Jesus Christ. –Ps 19:14, 141:2

The Good Shepherd’s Care

July 14, 2017


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Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.Ps 100:3

Today let the Good Shepherd care for you
Let Him nourish you
Feed on His faithfulness 
Ps 37:3
Rest and
Be carried in His able arms
Close to His heart. 
Is 40:11

Blessed be the Lord, our Savior; He daily bears our burdens. Each day He carries us in His arms and loads us with benefits! Ps 68:19

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits! Ps 103:2
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Word Study

Psalm 28:9 AMPC … Save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them and carry them forever.

From NetBible Ps 28:9

  • NET … Deliver your people! Empower the nation that belongs to You! Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!
  • MSG … Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd.
  • shepherd[07462] = to pasture, tend, graze, feed, care for

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