The Wonders of His Love!

December 29, 2017

Psalm 136:3-4 AMPC … O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever—
4 To Him Who alone does great wonders, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

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Lord, restore to me the wonder of Christmas,
felt most keenly when I first met Jesus;
for I long to tell the story with all the
joy it brought me that day. -OurDailyBread
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Celebrate the Wonder of Christmas
=> the birth of Jesus Christ!

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Related:
Christmas Wonder{ODB}

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Grace and Glory Supply

December 28, 2017

Philippians 4:19-20 AMPC … And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever (through the endless eternities of the eternities). Amen (so be it).
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Empty vessels come to the Lord to be filled
The Lord Jesus Christ will supply all your need
He is able to make all grace abound to His children
2Cor 9:8
For “in” Him we live and move and have our being.Acts 17:28
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Taste and see that the Lord is good
The riches of His grace and glory
=> immeasurable and beyond compare
Eph 2:7
His children lack no good thing
The Lord bestows grace and glory
Ps 84:11
Seek the Lord and be filled!Ps 34:8-10
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Romans 8:32 AMPC … He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?

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Word Study
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From NetBible Phil 4:19

  • supply[4137] = to make full, to fill up, to cause to abound

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From BibleHub Phil 4:19

  • according to his riches—The measure of His supply to you will be the immeasurable “riches of His grace” (Eph 1:7).
  • in glory—These words belong to the whole sentence. “Glory” is the element in which His rich grace operates; and it will be the element IN which He will “supply fully all your need.”
  • by Christ Jesus—by virtue of your being “IN” (so Greek, not “by”) Christ Jesus, the Giver and Mediator of all spiritual blessings.

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Related:
Grace and Glory Supply{prayer}
His Grace Abounds{prayer}
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Riches of Christ

December 27, 2017


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This is my prayer in the winter
When all that’s within me feels cold
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides!
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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Birth in Bethlehem

December 20, 2017

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Micah 5:2 NASB
The Messiah’s Birth Prophesied to be in Bethlehem
2 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.
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Luke 2:1-7 NASB
Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem
1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. 6 While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
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John 6:48,58 NASB
Jesus: The Bread of Life
48 I am the bread of life. …

58 This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate{manna} and died; he who eats this bread will live forever

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The prophesied Messiah
Jesus born in Bethlehem = The House of Bread
From the House of David in the City of David
Laid in a manger = a feeding trough
Jesus the Bread of Life
To be consumed/eaten for Eternal Life!
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Word Study
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From NetBible Lk 2:4

  • Bethlehem[965] = “house of bread”

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From NetBible Lk 2:7

  • manger[5336] = a crib
    *from from pateomai (to eat); a crib (for fodder):-manager, stall.

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From NetBible Jn 6:58

  • eat[5176] = to consume/chew as animals feeding

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Everlasting Hope

December 18, 2017


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Do not put your confidence/trust in powerful people
=>there is no help/hope for you there.
Ps 146:3
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Blessed is the one who hopes in the LORD his God.Ps 146:5
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The Maker of heaven and earth, the LORD
=>remains faithful for ever.
Ps 146:6
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Hope/trust in the Lord’s everlasting faithfulness
=>both now and forevermore!
Ps 131:3
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Run to Him
Let your heart passionately cling to Him!Ps 63:8
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Related:
Everlasting Hope{ourdailybread}
King of my Heart{prayer}

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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The King’s Reign{Rain}

December 9, 2017

The King of Glory
The Lord Jesus Christ
Seek His Reign{Rain}
Sing{prophesy} for the rain{reign}  –Ps 68:4,8
The mere scent of His rain{reign} Job 14:9
Awakes the dawnPs 57:8

The trees planted in the court of the Lord
Clap their hands andIs 55:12-13
Flourish Ps 92:13
Joyful tree bloom
ADORE{A door}
Sing{prophesy} for the rain{reign}  –Ps 68:4,8
BREATHE{apples of gold} –Pro 25:11
Songs of Joy and victory
Ps 118:15
As sure as the sun{SonPs 19:5
As sure as the dawn Hos 6:3
The King in His glory
Comes!
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Psalm 24:9-10 NKJV … Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
Selah

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SunDance
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Word Study
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Job 14:8-9 AMPC … Though its roots grow old in the earth and its stock dies in the ground, 9 Yet through the scent [and breathing] of water [the stump of the tree] will bud[flourish] and bring forth boughs[branches] like a young[new] plant.
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From NetBible Job 14:9

  • scent[07381] = savor, fragrance, odor (as if blown) => to perceive by breathing in – from [07306]

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From NetBible Job 14:9Pro 11:28, Pro 14:11, Ps 92:13

  • flourish[06524] = bloom,  to spread – to fly (as extending the wings)to bud, blossom, break forth (out), make fly, grow, spread, spring (up).

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Proverbs 11:28 NASB … He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like the green leaf
… KJV … the righteous shall flourish[06524] as a branch 

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From NetBible Branch Word Study

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Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown; But the tent[tabernacle] of the upright will flourish[06524] . => Psalm 118:15 … The voice of rejoicing[songs of joy&victory] and salvation is in the tents[tabernacles] of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
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Psalm 92:12-15 AMPC … The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish[06524] like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].
13 Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish[06524] in the courts of our God.
14 [Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
15 [They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

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From  Pro 25:11
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time.

  • apple[08598] = apple associated with fragrance
    *From [05301] = to breathe, cause to breathe out
    and [01054] = place of apples located in Judah[03063] = praise/He shall be praised (assigned to the tribe of Judah Josh 15 v53)
  • spoken[01696] = to declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, prophesy, sing

=>These apples of gold contain a fragrance that can be breathed in and out in the place of apples = praise!
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The Jealous Eye

December 8, 2017

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1 Samuel 18:8-9 NLT … This made Saul very angry. “What’s this?” he said. “They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next they’ll be making him their king!” 9 So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.
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Jealousy comes from counting the blessings of others instead of your own. #BeThankful #CountYourBlessings
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The cure for the jealous eye is to be content and thankful in Christ Jesus => #BeThankful and FOCUS on Christ whatever your circumstance! –Phil 4:11-13
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From ODB The Remedy for Jealousy

The comparison game is self-destructive. Someone will always have something we don’t or enjoy experiences different from ours. But God has already given us many blessings, including both life on this earth and the promise of eternal life to all who believe. Depending on His help and focusing on Him in thankfulness can help us to overcome jealousy. The remedy for jealousy is thankfulness to God.

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Why is it hard to see someone—even a friend—getting more attention than us? It happened to Saul. He loved David, but he became insanely jealous when he saw his faithful servant getting more honor than himself. Centuries earlier Cain enviously killed his younger brother Abel. And when Christ lived on earth the religious leaders of Israel became so jealous of Jesus that they demanded His death. But Jesus demonstrated a love that doesn’t envy. This love finds its source in God.

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Related:
Count Your Blessings{Prayer}
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The Hand of Goodness

December 4, 2017

Ezra 8:22 AMPC … For I was ashamed to request of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy along the way, because we had told the king: the hand of our God is upon all them for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.

The hand of the goodness of the Lord is upon all who seek Him
All who seek Him wholeheartedlyJer 29:13;2Chron 16:9
Will see His goodness in the land of the living!Ps 27:13
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Take heart
Be of good courage
Lift up your eyes and SEE –Ps 34:8
Wait on{trust} the LORD!Ps 27:14
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Psalm 123:1-2 AMPC … Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in heaven. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 123:1
To You I lift up my eyes

  • lift up[05375] = marry, desire, long for

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From NetBible Ps 123:2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, … so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.

  • *Servants look to their master for food, shelter, and other basic needs.
  • *look to the Lord = wait upon the Lord

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From NetBible Ps 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of{blessed are} those who trust in Him!

  • taste[02938] = to perceive, know
  • see[07200] = look at, inspect, perceive, consider, behold gaze

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