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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.

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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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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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Tabernacle(s) and Mansion(s)

July 6, 2017


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John 14:1-6“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

From NetBible Jn 14:2

  • many mansions[3438] = a staying/permanent, abiding, dwelling, abode *from Greek[3306] = residence
    * Jn 15:4 Abide[3306] in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. => It’s interesting to note the strongs word for abide in the above Jn 15 scripture is the verb form of the words for “many mansions” found in Jn 14.
  • * Jesus is going ahead of believers to prepare a place for them, a permanent dwelling place in the Father’s house

Notice that these mansions are plural – more than one. And they are permanent! This scripture looks ahead to the eternal place where Jesus will receive each of His children – the heavenly tabernacle – the New Jerusalem.

Revelation 21:22But I saw no temple in it(the New Jerusalem), for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our physical body(temple) is perishing, yet the inward person is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
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Psalm 84:1 How lovely are Your dwelling places(tabernacles), O LORD of hosts!

OT tabernacles(on earth) –Ps 84:1
Jesus a temple(on earth & resurrected in heaven) –Jn 2:19-21
Jesus the Word made flesh(tabernacle on earth) –Jn 1:14
God’s children(temples) –1 Cor 3:16
God’s children(temples on earth awaiting the eternal) –2 Cor 4:16
New Jerusalem tabernacle(eternal spiritual in heaven) –Rev 21:1-5, 22
The Lord Almighty & the Lamb(eternal spiritual temple of New Jerusalem) –Rev 21:22
Many Mansions(spiritual eternal in heaven) –Jn 14:2

How Lovely – The Dwelling Places of the Lord

July 5, 2017

Psalm 84:1 How lovely are Your dwelling places(tabernacles), O LORD of hosts!

From NetBible Ps 84:1

  • * The psalmist expresses his desire to be in God’s presence in the Jerusalem temple, for the Lord is the protector of his people.
  • dwelling places[04908] = tabernacles, habitation, a residence (including a shepherd’s hut)

Interesting that these dwelling places, tabernacles of the Lord are plural – more than one. These dwelling places seem to be on earth, like the temple in Jerusalem.

John 1:14  … And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

From NetBible Jn 1:14

  • dwelt[4637] = to fix one’s tabernacle, have one’s tabernacle, abide (or live) in
    a tabernacle (or tent)
  • The verb used here may imply that the Shekinah glory that once was found in the OT tabernacle has taken up residence in the person of Jesus.

Interesting how Jesus becoming flesh and dwelling among us is related to the tabernacle; His body a dwelling place, a tabernacle.

Our christian bodies are temple(s) where the Spirit of God dwells. Jesus used this same word temple, when He spoke of destroying it and raising it up in three days – it has a double meaning. Jesus was referring to the temple of His body, but it also applied to the OT temple/tabernacle. Interesting that it is also used to describe the future new Jerusalem – the final city of God where the whole body of Christ is joined to dwell. The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple!

1 Corinthians 3:16Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

John 2:19-21Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 The Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days? 21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

Revelation 21:1-5, 22 … Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle[4633] of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” 5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” …
… 22 I saw no temple[3485] in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

From NetBible Rev 21:3

  • tabernacle[4633] = tent, tabernacle, (made of green boughs, or skins or other materials)
    * of that well known movable temple of God after the pattern of which the OT temple at Jerusalem was built

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From NetBible 1Cor 3:16, Jn 2:21 , Rev 21:22

  • temple[3485] = used of the temple at Jerusalem, but only of the sacred edifice (or sanctuary) itself, consisting of the Holy place and the Holy of Holies
    * Also a metaphor for the spiritual temple consisting of the saints of all ages joined together by and in Christ

Promise of Paradise

May 31, 2017


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Revelation 2:7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”

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The promise belongs to the overcomes – the victors
=> To those who have an ear to hear
=> To those who have not hardened their hearts –Acts 7:51
=> To those who keep in step with the Holy Spirit –Gal 5:25

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To eat of the tree of life means eternal life
=> To be in Paradise is to have eternal life
=> In the restored Eden –Is 51:3;Ezek 36:35;Lk 23:43
=> In the New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem –Rev 21
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John 17:3This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
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Paradise => means being in relationship with the Father, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom the Father sent; keeping in step!