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The Mulberry Tree

May 8, 2019

Mulberry Tree
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In looking at the mustard seed – I stumbled on this — it is convicting. It’s about unforgiveness, bitterness and hurt. This is what was said in response to how many times we are to forgive:
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Luke 17:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith [our ability to confidently trust in God and in His power].” 6 And the Lord said, “If you have [confident, abiding] faith in God [even as small] as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree [which has very strong roots], ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea’; and [if the request was in agreement with the will of God] it would have obeyed you.
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Notice the speaking to the mulberry tree(unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt) —

Steps to remove unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt=the mulberry tree
1. Purpose in your heart ahead of time that you will forgive when this “tree” appears.
2. When it happens you could say something like this in your heart – Lord help me to be free of these feelings (unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt) – I know with your help – I can forgive.
3. Help me to speak gently to the one causing these feelings so our relationship can be restored in you.{this may take awhile}
4. I speak now in Jesus name tree(unforgivrness-bitterness-hurt) be removed form my heart. If the “tree” appears again at a later time – again tell it to be removed in Jesus name.
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This process may not have immediate results — it may take a while for emotions to get “in line”.
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Press on – don’t give up! Jesus does heal broken hearts!
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Psalm 147:3 AMP … He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

From NetBible Ps 147:3

  • broken[07665] = shattered in pieces
  • bind[02280] = bandage, encourage, doctor, heal
  • wounds[06094] = pain, hurt, injury, sorrow, troubles

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Unforgiveness-Bitterness-Hurt=the mulberry tree
=>Purpose in your heart ahead of time that you will forgive when this “tree” appears. #PraiseHim Thank You Lord-I know with Your help-I can speak to this “tree” & forgive!

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Rest in His Love

April 17, 2019

Zephaniah 3:17The LORD your God is with you, in your midst, The Mighty One, He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness{ He takes great delight in you}, He will quiet{renew} you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

A Song:
You are my hiding place  –Ps 32:7
You shelter me beneath Your wings Ps 36:7
And sing over me

O sing over me
I trust in You Lord
Ps 32:10
O sing over me …

O sing over me
Quiet me within Your love
Zeph 3:17
Beneath Your wings

O sing over me
I trust in You Lord
Ps 32:10
As You sing over me …

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The LORD your God is with you, The Mighty One, He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness{ He takes great delight in you}, He will quiet{renew} you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
–Zephaniah 3:17 #TrustHim

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Word Study
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From NetBible Zeph 3:17

  • save[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna
  • He will quiet you[02790] = make silent, give rest
    * “he causes [you] to be silent by his love,” that is, “he soothes [you] by his love.” The present translation follows the LXX and assumes an original reading יְחַדֵּשׁ (yÿkhaddesh, “he renews”) with ellipsis of the object (“you”).
  • love[0160] = God’s love for His people, faithfulness

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LORD – I Look to You!

March 29, 2019

Psalm 121:1-2 AMPC
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]—From whence shall my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

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Psalm 3:3-4 AMPC
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
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A Song:
LORD I will lift up my eyes
I will look to You
You are my help and shield

LORD I will lift up my eyes
I will look to You
You are my help and shield

You are the lifter of my head
HalleluYah HalleluYah
You are the lifter of my head

LORD I look to You
LORD I look to You
You are the lifter of my head!
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Psalm 84:11-12 AMPC
11 For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]!

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Discouraged? Afraid? Bowed down? Look away from the world-Lift up your eyes to Jesus-Your help&shield-He alone is able to keep you! -Ps 121; Ps 3:3; Ps 84:11-12 #TrustHim
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Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars
The One who leads forth their host by number
He calls them all by name by the greatness of His might
And the strength of His power
Not one is missing! –Isaiah 40:26 #TrustHim
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Word Study
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From Ps 3:3 bible hub{Barnes Notes}

  • My shield – Not only in these dangers, but in all dangers. The declaration here has a general form, as if he could trust in Him at all times.
  • My glory – My honor, or the source of my honor. That is, He bestows upon me all the honor that I have, and it is my glory that I may put my trust in Him.
  • The lifter up of my head – The head, in time of trouble and sorrow is naturally bowed down, as if overpowered with the weight of affliction. Psalm 35:14 : “I bowed down heavily as one that mourneth for his mother;” (Ps 38:6;Ps 42:5; Ps 44:25; Ps 57:6; Jn 19:30) To lift up the head, therefore, or to raise one up, is to relieve his distresses, or to take away his troubles. Such a helper, David says, he had always found God to be, and he looks to Him as one who is able to help him still.

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Compassion – Beauty from Ashes

March 2, 2019

Fresh oil and wine
Poured out compassion Lk 10:33-34
The blood of Christ1Pe 1:18-19
The scarlet thread of loveHe 9:22
Beauty from ashesIs 61:3
Faith refined through the fire 1Pe 1:7
Rise up, rise up and shine!Is 60:1
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1 Peter 1:6-8 NASB … In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory …
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A Song:
Beauty for ashes –Is 61:3
Joy for your mourning(morning) –Jer 31:13;Ps 30:5
Stand firm in the fire –Ex 14:13-14
A new day is dawning … –Ps 46:4-5

Rise up, rise up and shine –Is 60:1
Your strength in the Lord –Neh 8:10
Joy divine –Ps 16:11
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! –Mt 5:14-16

Nehemiah 8:10Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
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Jeremiah 31:13I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
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Poured out compassion-Beauty for ashes-Joy for you mourning(morning)-Stand firm in the fire! #BeautyForAshes

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Related:
Clay and Treasure
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Revealing Words

February 25, 2019

Matthew 12:31-37 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Unpardonable Sin
31 “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.

A Tree Known by Its Fruit
33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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Words spoken about “Son of Man” or Holy Spirit

  • Reveal who with Jesus and who is against Jesus v31-32
  • Reveal who belongs to the kingdom and who doesn’t v32
    {The unpardonable sin = continued rejection or lack of conviction of HS}
  • *Is Jesus “King” of your heart? Do you hear and obey His voice(Jn 10:4)? Are you convicted by HS?(Jn 16:8)

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A Tree Known by Its Fruit

  • Words reveal good trees/fruit or bad trees/fruit v33
  • The mouths speaks and reveals what is in hearts/character v34-35
    By your words you will be justified or condemned v36-37
  • *What “fruit/character” is revealed by your speech? Is it gracious? Is it wise? Does it promote learning or healing?

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Colossians 4:6 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
6 Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you].
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Proverbs 16:21 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
21 The wise in heart are called prudent, understanding, and knowing, and winsome speech increases learning [in both speaker and listener].
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Word Study
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From NetBible Mt 12:31

  • blasphemy[988] = slander, detraction, speech injurious, to another’s good name

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From NetBible Mt 12:32

  • *The Unpardonable Sin = Three things must be kept in mind:
    (1) the nature of the sin is to ascribe what is the obvious work of the Holy Spirit (e.g., releasing people from Satan’s power) to Satan himself;
    (2) it is not simply a momentary doubt or sinful attitude, but is indeed a settled condition which opposes the Spirit’s work{conviction}, as typified by the religious leaders who opposed Jesus; and
    (3) a person who is concerned about it has probably never committed this sin, for those who commit it here (i.e., the religious leaders) are not in the least concerned about Jesus’ warning.

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From NetBible Mt 12:36

  • idle[692] = useless, lazy, ineffective, without work

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From NetBible Prov 16:21
The wise in heart will be called prudent, And sweetness of the lips increases learning.

  • prudent[0995] = to have discernment, insight, understanding, to teach/instruct
  • sweetness[04986] = pleasantness

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What “fruit/character” is revealed by your speech? Is it gracious? Is it wise? Does it promote learning or healing? –Matthew 12:31-37

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Stones of Remembrance

February 24, 2019


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When Joshua led God’s people to the Jordan River(Joshua 3:15–17); God parted the waters and God’s people walked through on dry land. In remembrance of this miracle twelve stones were taken from the middle of the riverbed and stacked on the other side (Joshua 4:3, 6–7). Something similar had happened years before in an escape from Egypt (Exodus 14:21-31).
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These “stones of remembrance” are a good reminder of God’s past faithfulness. They also remind us to trust God in the present and with the future!
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What “stones of remembrance” can you remind yourself of today?
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Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness to me over the years! Help me to trust You in the present and with the future. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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What “stones of remembrance” can you remind yourself of today? The Lord is faithful – trust Him with your present and future!
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Joshua 4:3-7 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 and command them, saying, ‘Take for yourselves twelve stones from here, out of the midst of the Jordan, from the place where the priests’ feet stood firm. You shall carry them over with you and leave them in the lodging place where you lodge tonight.’ ”

4 Then Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the children of Israel, one man from every tribe; 5 and Joshua said to them: “Cross over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and each one of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, 6 that this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ 7 Then you shall answer them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.”

God Makes a Way!

January 12, 2019

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Sovereign Lord there is NOTHING too hard for You!Jer 32:17
There is NOTHING impossible with God!Lk 1:37
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Stand strong in His power and mightEph 6:10-11
JUST BELIEVE  –Mk 5:36
Don’t be afraid
BE STILL and SEE the Lord Jesus fights for youEx 14:14
He moves mountains!Mt 17:20
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Mountains are moving
Strongholds are breaking
{Hold every thought captive} –2Cor 10:5
He is with you and makes a way!
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Jeremiah 32:17Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for You!
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Psalm 27:13-14 AMP … I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

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Stand strong in the Lord’s power and might –Eph 6:10-11
JUST BELIEVE –Mk 5:36
Don’t be afraid
BE STILL and SEE the Lord Jesus fights for you –Ex 14:14
He moves mountains –Mt 17:20
He is with you and makes a way
Where there is no way!
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Psalm 27:13-14 AMP … I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

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The Lord Hears and IS Near

January 3, 2019

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I love the Lord, because He hears [and continues to hear]
My voice and my supplications (my pleas, my cries, my specific needs). -Ps 116:1 AMP

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The Lord hears
Prepare your heart
Be of good cheer
Jn 16:33
Call on Him in sincerity and truth
Trust Him, expect an answerPs 145:18
Do not fear Is 41:10
He is near
He delivers and protects those with child-like faithPs 116:6
He hears and IS near!
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Tweets:
Do not fear
Be of good cheer
Call on the Lord in sincerity and truth
He hears and IS near …
Hosanna=Deliver-We pray now PLEASE! –Ps 116:1-2,6
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Jesus openly affirmed His Kingship as the Son of David when He allowed them to shout “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!” -John 12:3
=>Quoted Psalm 118:25-26 *Hosanna=Save now, I pray, O LORD
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him; To all who call upon Him in truth.

  • near[07138] = nigh(in place, kindred or time), approachable, allied, at hand
  • sincerely and truth[0571] = firmness, faithfulness, sureness, reliability, honesty
    *from [0539] = to be certain He will answer

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From NetBible Ps 145:19 and Ps 116:6
The Lord protects the simple (childlike); I was brought low [humbled and discouraged], and He saved/delivered me. –Ps 116:6 AMP
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He will fulfill the desire of those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience]; He also will hear their cry and will save/deilver them. –Ps 145:19 AMP

  • deliver[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna

From NetBible Jn 12:13

  • hosanna[5614] =
    From [03467] = to be liberated, saved, delivered, victorious
    and [04994] = we pray now please
  • The expression ῾Ωσαννά (Jwsanna, literally in Hebrew, “O Lord, save”) in the quotation from Ps 118:25-26 was probably by this time a familiar liturgical expression of praise, on the order of “Hail to the king,” although both the underlying Aramaic and Hebrew expressions meant “O Lord, save us.” As in Mark 11:9 the introductory ὡσαννά is followed by the words of Ps 118:25, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου (euloghmeno” Jo ercomeno” en onomati kuriou), although in the Fourth Gospel the author adds for good measure καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ (kai Jo basileu” tou Israhl). In words familiar to every Jew, the author is indicating that at this point every messianic expectation is now at the point of realization. It is clear from the words of the psalm shouted by the crowd that Jesus is being proclaimed as messianic king. See E. Lohse, TDNT9:682-84.* Hosannais an Aramaic expression that literally means, “help, I pray,” or “save, I pray.” By Jesus’ time it had become a strictly liturgical formula of praise, however, and was used as an exclamation of praise to God.* A quotation from Ps 118:25-26.

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Related:
The Lord Hears and IS Near{prayer}
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Buy the Truth – Sell It NOT!

December 29, 2018

Isaiah 55:1-2 AMPC … Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].
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The invitaion is to the thirsty, to come to the waters. To come, buy and eat — to buy with no money. What is being bought and eaten?

Proverbs 23:23Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding.

From NetBible Pro 23:23

  • * “Getting truth” would mean getting training in the truth, and getting wisdom and understanding would mean developing the perception and practical knowledge of the truth.

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Be careful what you eat
Deception abounds

“Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” declares the LORD. –Jer 9:6
Eat only what is good and nourishing
Causing you to grow in maturity
Diligently seek the truth
As one would seek hidden treasure
Prov 2:1-5;Jn 17:17
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2 Peter 3:17-18 AMP … Therefore, [let me warn you] beloved, knowing these things beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men [who distort doctrine] and fall from your own steadfastness [of mind, knowledge, truth, and faith], 18 but grow [spiritually mature] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory (honor, majesty, splendor), both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
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Diligently seek the truth
As one would seek hidden treasure
Eat only what is good
Buy the TRUTH-sell it NOT! -Is 55:1-2;Pro 23:23

Snake Bite??

November 23, 2018

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What is the prevention of snake bites?

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Jeremiah 8:8-9,10-11 AMP
8 “How can you say, ‘We are wise,
And the law of the Lord is with us [and we are learned in its language and teachings]’?
Behold, [the truth is that] the lying pen of the scribes
Has made the law into a lie [a mere code of ceremonial observances].
9 “The wise men are shamed,
They are dismayed and caught.
Behold, they have [manipulated and] rejected the [truth in the] word of the Lord,
And what kind of wisdom and insight do they have? ….

10 … even my prophets and priests are like that.
They are all frauds.
11 They offer superficial treatments
for my people’s mortal wound.
They give assurances of peace
when there is no peace.

17 “For behold, I am sending serpents among you,
Vipers which cannot be charmed,
And they will bite you,” says the Lord.

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What is the cure for snake bites?

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Jeremiah 8:22 AMP
22 Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
Why then has not the [spiritual] health of the daughter of my people been restored?

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Genesis 3:1 AMP
1 Now the serpent was more crafty (subtle, skilled in deceit) than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And the serpent (Satan) said to the woman, “Can it really be that God has said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
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What brings “healing” to the mortal wound?

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Proverbs 4:20-23 NLT
My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing[04832] to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

From NetBible Prov 4:22

  • healing[04832] = medicine, cure(physician), sound mind, deliverance
    *from [07495]

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Tweets:
The prevention and cure for snake bite?!
=> Is there no balm in Gilead?-Is there no physician there?-Why then has not the [spiritual] health of the daughter of my people been restored? Jeremiah 8:22

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