What Holds Your Heart Captive?

Donna, on “Meeting Jesus,” shares with us the history of the physical nation of Israel, and of their times of spiritual decline, but of God’s grace to them, too, when they repented of their sins and turned back to him.

And, then she relates that to us today, and how we need to take these lessons from Israel’s history to heart. The quote she said that stood out to me the most was this one:

“Don’t expect the devil to leave you if you play in his yard.”

Meeting Jesus

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 “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table and of the table of devils.” 1Cor. 10:21.

The combined books of Kings and Chronicles tell a tale of the politically united, powerful and prosperous nation of Israel, albeit the description is foretold in Deuteronomy…

“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth…

And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee…

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Cause for Much Praise!

To those of us who are strangers on this earth, whose citizenship is in heaven through faith in Jesus Christ, who were chosen by God before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless before him, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit in our hearts, to obedience to Jesus Christ: May grace … Continue reading Cause for Much Praise!

We Are an Offense

Proverbs 29:1-3 NASB A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy. When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan. A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth. The Stiff-Necked There … Continue reading We Are an Offense

Winds of adversity.

This is such a timely message. Beehopper, inspired by the Holy Spirit, I believe, shared from her heart about the subject of adversity and of our need to remain steadfast in faith, for troubled times are fast approaching.

I Believe

Someone once asked me if I followed the first commandment before I followed the second commandment.

“It is the greatest commandment and the only one to live by,” she reminded me. “People sometimes think that the second one is the greatest and skip the first. But the second cannot be completed without the first.”

Then she quoted Mark 12:30:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

Matthew 22:38 continues to say, “This is the first and the greatest commandment.” (NIV)

That word of wisdom stayed on my mind. I thought about it quit a lot. It boils down to loving the Lord with ALL that I am and in EVERY situation.

Wow, that is intense! It makes sense that it should be the first commandment. How can a person fulfill the second commandment, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” if they cannot understand the first. It is…

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