Reading Scripture helps us know God's Love. Every Bible verse is written for you. Jesus Christ is all mankind's Light. John 1!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Romans 8:28 ~ Loving God +



Wouldn't we want our camel to borrow the eye of a needle and ascertain 2018 will be a Banner year? Blessed. Bountiful. Completely A List.

New Year's Day begins anew. Soon to be filled with artic chill. We would need a bright heart, soul and mind to not have cold blah or even flu. An air of Adventure.

Brightly optimistic. Boldly filled with expectation. Avoiding an avalanche of overly caffeinated.




Abraham. Believed. And then calculated, he could assist the Lord God Most High. Abraham felt he was the Lord's Associate. Perhaps even the Lord's Counselor. He has forgotten, Abraham was God's Friend.





God Alone is Absolute. Almighty. All knowing. Alpha and Omega.

The Lord God is Shepherd and Overseer of our souls. His repetition is reiteration for the renewal of our ruminations. Redemption of round about reflections. Our Redeemer would long for our shared rejoicing.

Our Father God is Ancient of Days. Advancing Love. Determined, Diligent, Dependable Love. Asking authoritatively to appeal to our core being. Announcing action, assurance of advice and sound counsel. Angelic and Celestial combine attesting to the enduring, eternal essential of faith.

The Prodigal presents an aptitude for process and proficiency providing preparation for adroitness in eternal, effusive endurance. Exceptional excellence of Faith. Accomplished achievement of Belief.





Romans 8:28


Know
All Things
Work
Together for Good
To us Loving God
To us Called
According to His Purpose









As we cusp in a beginning Year - God's Goodness rolls to new generalizations - our chance changing our circumspect accumulations of cognitive conversation. God's Good Plan - all circumstances correspond - the cogs of detail encompass all of  - - - our very lives.   All Things work for Good.  In His Will. In God's Time.

Abba,

We are blessed asking Your Benediction:

The Arriving Annual Eve and continued Chronical of Your Beloved.


Abba, we pray for the Mission Field, Your Good Creation, more Heaven on earth and the Joy of the Holy Spirit:

Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in. Jesus the Lord.




Abba, we pray for those we Love:

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Amen.


Abba, we pray for the people You have given us:

May, now, the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.


Abba, we pray Blessings for the Church Jesus has announced, anointed and upheld in His Love:

May, now, the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That we may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Abba, we pray the unity of Your Beloved enfolding Your Creation:

May, You, The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.


Abba we pray for the unborn, future generations of those we love and care for. Filling us with Love, Joy, Faith and Hope:

May, now, God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto You. And the Lord make us to increase and abound in love.



We ask to be abiding and blessed  -daily loved  -all our lives in Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Our Amen and Alleluia is in Jesus Christ.







♔ Lord Jesus Saves   



Philippians 3:12-16 ~ press on toward the goal







Philippians 3:12-16



2 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead

14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.

16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.








We all have late Christmas gifts, as you see people far flung.

A dear High School friend posted on Facebook, she found her mother's favorite Christmas shirt that, sadly, has belonged to Janice for the last 3 years. And as she took her mother's blouse - the faint perfume was still there. And holding the blouse - she had her mother back for a few precious moments.


Today, I went to get gasoline with Edward. And as I sat, I saw a man who was remarkably like my Daddy when he was about 38 years old. Same frame, same neck, same face outlined with sunglasses.

This Daddy Look Alike was evidently the Supervisor and was talking to his employee who has had some health issues. The man who works there regularly is very slight and is about 50. The Supervisor who looked so much like my own Daddy, I was just glued to watching him. He gestured like my father and showed what he wanted done. He was polite and efficient and warm.

The employee who is slightly built was struggling to put on a jacket with a hood, in fact, he was tangled up. The man, like my own Daddy, allowed his employee to work to get the jacket on. It was the polite thing to do. Giving and allowing room for dignity. And the man was tangled. So the Daddy look alike - with kind gestures - not overly caring, not uncaring, did not overly motherly, but with efficient work - helped the sleeves to be obtained. And then, by habit of parenting, but not overdoing, smoothed the hood in place. The employed nodded and thanked him. The Supervisor nodded kindly back and the discussion commenced on the plan of work for the day.  Affection had been shared.

My own father would hire those who needed a little more effort. And kindness would be given with dignity and not overdone. Stories would come home from work. Joy would be found. Some hilarity.

Daddy has been in Heaven for 24 years. And I have rarely seen a man who so resembled my own father. I know a Father God Christmas present when I see one.

I enjoyed sharing this with you and I will say, I had to drive down the highway for about 45 minutes with the occasional tear and pat my heart. Very, very, very straight to warming all of me. A Gracious Father God - a Gracious Gift. Edward, I have known since I was 15 years old, said, "Oh, he Really Does Look like Your Dad." No doubt. No doubt.


Ephesians 3

Abba, Abba, Abba
Holy, Holy, Holy is
our Good and Gracious Heavenly Father,

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15 from whom every family
in heaven
and on earth derives its name.

16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,
21 to him be glory in the church
and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever!

Amen.
Jesus is God. No doubt. No doubt.






♔ Lord Jesus Saves †






Thursday, December 28, 2017

Luke 6:1-38 ~ Power was coming from Jesus








The Beatitudes. I vote Yes. And they puzzle me. How do we "Really" practice the Beatitudes? Yesterday we talked about the Yoke of Jesus is easy - and showed Biblical examples of God actually being, by nature, Giving. And not in need, because He is  Creator of All and King of Kings - He has no need of guilt as a gift. Now. all that is left to us is to combine the Beatitudes - His Vast propensity to Generosity and the Beatitudes. We will now attempt to Wrap it Up.








Luke 6:1-38


17 Jesus went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured,
19 and the people all tried to touch him,
because power was coming from him
and healing them all.

20 Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22 Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. 2

3 “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets. 24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. 25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. 26 Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

27 “But to you who are listening I say:
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.

31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.

Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High,
because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you.

A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”



Luke is the Physician, who decided he was the narrow path with Peter and Paul. Luke stayed with these men of God all their days, until the last day, Luke was a comfort and blessing of God. A narrow path to the Glory of God. The Blessing of a Gospel of such a man. The courage of twice being inside the Roman Empire and remaining with a condemned criminal against Caesar. Surely this man was of God.








Edward's family is originally from Bryan, Texas and Hearne. We are Aggies by hard work. Grit. Determination.

Have a Story for you, Aggies.

Two Christmases ago, we were talking in the joy of the Season one dark evening and on our way to eat dinner. Edward has some brain physical illness and life can be a bowl of cherries. God remembers Edward every day Graciously and I do too. You never exactly know what's going to happen. The car Beeeeeped. Good car, remember to listen to your car. And we -  hahahhaha - were talking. And hit a black SUV. Tapped it. Edward was in reverse. Now the mood had seriously changed to being chagrined, we had not listened to the car.

Out of the dark came a man, who said, "I knew when I parked the car, it would be hit as a dark car. And figured it would be your car. In fact, I saw you about to hit my two week old car and I knew a wreck was coming and didn't say a thing. It's just a car, right?"

At this Edward and I went into assess mode. Listening - On. Edward spoke. I needed to see what was going to happen. Edward said, "Let me get you our information, right now." And the man asked Edward if he was accepting liability.

Edward gave me the look that said sh. Edward said, "I believe I can get the information to you pretty quickly, hang on."

Now communicators will tell us 89% of communication is non-verbal. This man seemed angry. Tightly wound. We were in serious assess mode.

The proper papers were found quickly. God is Good. Edward did not say much and handed the man the insurance papers and held up his phone as a flashlight to allow the DL and insurance to be photoed on the man's phone. As this finished up, the angry man repeated his story of quiet and strange intensity. Edward said kindly, "Well, you have the papers and I believe it will go smoothly for you."

The man said it would depend upon Edward taking responsibility. Edward said any accident official could see from the position, Edward had been the one striking his bumper. The man assessed the damage at 2 thousand dollars, or perhaps more as these things take a lot of time...and have hidden cost...

We let that hang in the air. Edward spoke kindly and said he hoped the repair would be swift on his new car. The man said well it is only a car. We all did agree. Then the man said he had been in several tours of duty in Afghanistan. And had just returned from being away for years and years. Edward put out his hand, shook the man's hand and said, "Thank you for your service. I hope this Christmas will be good to you. We are glad you are back. Are you now complete in your military service?"

The man then took a step back. He said, "Thank you for asking. I'm very glad to get home alive. It all seems a little unreal to be home again. I've had leaves, but to know I'm back is going to be - an adjustment. I will get this working right away."

We said Merry Christmas and all departed. I prayed for Edward's good conduct we'd get less of a hit on our insurance. In the next 2 months, we found the insurance had increased 2 thousand dollars. Bummer. And at the Volunteer for Pro Life, the physician I sat with gave me an insurance tip - - - and we SAVED 2 thousand dollars for switching. Thank You God and Handel's Alleluia. Thank You, Jesus Christ.









The Beatitudes. Seems to be unwell. And unnatural. And a hopeful thing of Children's Literature. And not what you'd do, if you hope to go far in life.


Not exactly. Let's cover this with Scripture. Then we have a solid house built on the Rock of Christ Jesus. When we cover this - wrap it up, we have a package to keep. A handle on the gift. A Gift of God.






1 Corinthians 16:

13 Be on the alert.
Stand firm in the faith.
Be men of courage.
Be strong.
14 Do everything in love.


Now that is fortitude. Not vapors of wanna be. It's fire and determination of going forth in God. Not obscure philosophy. Tangible. Reliable.


John 16:33
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation.


But take heart;
I have overcome the world.

Jesus assures us all will have trouble. Victory is in faith of Jesus' Victory. God places us as His Beloved.

Going forth with God. Going far.

We all know Moses. Joshua impressed God. The Hebrew Name of Jesus is Yeshua. Joshua is diligent faith. Joshua parted the Jordan River. Joshua has the Holy Spirit of the Most High God.


Joshua ONE. The Beginning:

7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”




On Kindness, Graciousness and Faith:

Philippians 1:28
Without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved--and that by God.



Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is He who will save us.



God is a mighty refuge. The New Testament tells us we "know" for those who love God = all things "Work" (process) together for good, for those who are called according to His Purpose. We have patience.

Happy people bounce. The Bible says we determine ourselves by our responses. We are NOT in a tennis game. God determines us not by situations and comments, God determines us and we determine ourselves - flawed and with God's Amazing Grace - by what comes out of us = words, works, ways.

God's Word says we will not be able to brag. Because what saves us is God's Grace.

When we try to please God, really, He finds we DO Please God.

We will never ever be able to accomplish 3,000 pages of God's Word. We will never build the planet. We will never be Jesus. Our Father God knows this and God loves our heart and hope and faith and Love. I love the Lord God, my Father, because He Loves me. As His Child. His Burden is easy. His Yoke is Light. Thank God for His Grace.



Abba, Our Holy and Wonderful Father.

Uplift us, we ask for Your Blessings. 

Oh say can You see our Nation filled by the dawn's early Light

We Love You, Father, fill us. Fill our Children. Fill the people we Love. Fill the people You have given us with Your Holy Spirit.

Let us Behold this Day - more of Your Heaven on earth.

Let us be Grateful and collectors of seeing Your Blessings. Being more of Blessing to others by Your Gracious Help.

We give You thanks for the people - we dwell in peace. We have more peace than we are aware of. More of sincere Love.

To the depth of our being - the Word of God is filling us with His Word and Love.

And all the people who pray around the world, calling on Jesus say Amen  Glory of our Good Father and a Happy New Year.

Amen in Jesus. Amen.




♔ Lord Jesus Saves   






Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Matthew 2:11-12 ~ Worship




Matthew 2:11-12

11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.


Mark 8
1 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, 2 "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away."



The Magi and Jesus operate on what they see as a Higher Path - way, truth and Life. Compassion is part of their every day experience. Blessing the Magi, the wise men, to be doing God's Work - avoiding trouble. A lot of people feel drawing closer to God is to arrive in trouble. Jesus said watching mankind for millenniums - trouble is inevitable for all. The Magi had trouble in traveling a far distance - this endangered life itself. And in being diligent to their God calling, God has been gracious to them.

Does God actually provide? The Children of Israel saw amazing things and doubted each time they were uncomfortable. Jesus would look at this and have contempt? Jesus would say the goodness of mankind is diligently trying and Jesus aids and helps as well.

God adds to their efforts. The Magi want to please God and help Jesus, Mary and Joseph. God sees they do please Him and God carries the blessing through the millenniums. Just as Jesus fed the multitudes and in the Blessing of God - fed millenniums. Jesus told us that His yoke is easy. For what we cannot do and yet try - God is going to fulfill what has to be done in His Plan. When we are in His Plan - we find this wonderful. When we are not in His Plan - we find this impossible and unpleasant.

We draw breathe in this Life as a Gift of God. We live eternally as a Gift of God.

God is not providing guilt in these verses. God's primary Job in life is - contrary to the people who do not like God - not a guilt provider. Instead we find God Gives and Gives. God sees the people's efforts and He works to make His Yoke easier. The Blessings of God mostly have to be sought to be found. Making us Grateful to a Gracious Father God.




Abba,

We bless You for Your Willing Love and Diligence to us.

Bless those we love and the people You have given us.

Help us to walk in Your paths and the good works You have provided for us to walk in. We always need You, Abba.

In the Blessing of Prayer around the world, we ask the Blessing of God - more Heaven on earth.

In Jesus. Amen.




♔ Lord Jesus Saves 




Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Psalm 33:20-22 ~ Your Steadfast Love, O Lord




Psalm 33:20-22


20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.

21 For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.

22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.







The ingredients for a life of sunshine and rain - with the abiding certainty - God will make a path of goodness and truth. Where Joy will prevail.

The Lord - our help and shield
Because of the Lord - our heart can be glad. His Holy Name covers us we learn in Numbers 6.

Wind, storm, sunshine, rain - His Steadfast Love is certain. Psalm 136.





Abba,

Going Forth - we rely upon Jesus. And in You - are prayers are heard with Love.

Your Will is Good. We lift all our cares to You. And we will rest - even as a Lord. You rest with Grace! You Reign with Love.

Amen in Jesus. Alleluia.






♔ Lord Jesus Saves 







Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas






John 17:17

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.




Merry Christmas!
Emmanuel - God is With Us. Amen.





♔ Lord Jesus Saves   





Sunday, December 24, 2017

Luke 3:21-22 ~ Jesus Beloved Son



Luke 3:21-22


21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove;

And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”



In my internal conversations with Jesus and Abba, carried by the Holy Spirit - this Scripture hits, warms, calls to all the major points. Luke 3 is still the Christmas Story - the genealogy of Mary to Jesus is here. And when you gather the story to the Birth of Christ - family -  this is a circle of perfect love.

Luke 3 continues the Christmas Story - not just as Christmas in our hearts every day - Luke 3 explains reactions to the Heavenly Host, the Shepherds, Simeon and Anna. The ripple effect. French Nativity scenes have interested me since we lived in Nice, France for 4 years of my early childhood. The Nativity sets  of Provence, France have the butcher, baker, candlestick maker. The Priest. The women selling bundles of sticks to create warmth in homes. 100s and 100s of people.





Usually, the set is not set in Bethlehem setting, but on a table, bistro, shop - saying, "Christ Lives with Us! We are included in this Village of Christ Jesus."


The people have to be seen closely. They are dear. So wonderful to hold each person in your hand and examine their character. Each person is examined. Rarely do the people stop with one person.

I was asked why my set is so appealing. Well to be honest, it's the set - it is so Holy Spirit oriented. But the verbal explanation - in a party setting - people dart in and out and ask questions about locations for purses, coats and salt. So, as I'm saying, the set is appealing simply because it's a Holy Spirit Design. I gave the short explanation and said I arrange the set that those who kneel, sit - as Jesus did to teach us in the Scriptures - are closest to the Christ Child. And the warmth of the adoration of Jesus is a very warm setting.

The people rise up as to see the Christ Child. The Height of the people rise to see the Christ Child.


Voila! Amore Chéries de Jésus!!!
L'amour de Dieu!



And as we continue our voyage in the path of Luke 3:21-22, we will talk to Jesus asking any and all questions, as if we are children. And Father God and Jesus will answer with all the time in the world. With Great Care. When we've been there 10,000 years bright shining as the Son, we've no less days to sing His Praise - as when - we - had first begun.

Was it warm when Jesus was baptized? Father God would tenderly Love Jesus to have His Joy beginning the telling of Love of Christ and Abba. How would the Love God has for us be less than tender and warm.

Luke 1

Go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,

78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace."




The French Nativity Scene is this for a child:

Here is the Church
Here is the Steeple
Open the Doors
Here are the people.

Leading us again to Luke 3:21-22 ~ Jesus is Baptized with His People. Jesus Life and Light of God. Jesus not set on a Throne. With His Beloved. His exact nature of Love - showing us to be washed and redeemed with His Beloved.

The experience Jesus Christ, Son of God. Abba - He desires us to experience - to be washed, released, cleansed, renewed. To see the Beauty God Plans for us. Walking forth knowing Jesus has made us righteous. In Jesus. All. You. Me.


Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly Hosts sing alleluia

Christ the Savior, is born!
Christ the Savior, is born!

Silent night, Holy night,
Son of God, Love's pure light

Radiant beams from thy Holy Face,
With - the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.





Jesus our Steeple
for all the people!





Abba,

We pray Merry Christmas,
Joyeux Noel!
In our heart and of those we Love,
Every Day with Your Blessings.

Surrounding the Creation You call Good
with the Name and Love of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the Fulfillment of God's Living Word.

Yours is the Love
and the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory of God.

Amen.







♔ Lord Jesus Saves 









Saturday, December 23, 2017

Isaiah 61 ~ Oaks of Righteousness





Isaiah 61


The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.

4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.

5 Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 And you will be called priests of the Lord,
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
and in their riches you will boast.

7 Instead of your shame
you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours.

8 “For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
In my faithfulness I will reward my people
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”

10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.

For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness

as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,

so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
and praise spring up before all nations.






John 20:29
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."




We Love to see Father God's Plan of the Good News of Jesus Christ stretching back Millenniums. Yet the Scripture is Living and Active. The Oaks of Righteousness? Surely we all know the display of the Light of the world we have today - is something Father God knew well before we could even say "Light."




Meaningful Christmases past. And some of our most vivid memories - Grandparents departed to Heavenly Home leaving memories of goodness and love. And Church Services. Where peace and contentment catch up with our eternal beings to create contact with God.

Don't miss out on Church. This Season has a Lot of Hope. We Expect Jesus and realize there are miles to go. Faith, Hope and Love. Let the Love Father God has for you fill your heart.


Mary, chosen Mother of Jesus - was told this would be a difficult path to walk. And Mary is not known to be in fear. Mary was known to walk with her beloved Child, husband, sons and daughters as well as Mary's own sister. How did Mary do this? Mary believed God. Enabling her to go 80 miles on a donkey and have strangers come to the manger. Mary lived faith. Mary believed God. Mary saw the attention of God as Good News.


Isaiah knew of Jesus 700 years before Jesus was born. God knows what Good News God has for our lives. And in faith - we leave old concerns behind and begin - a New Christmas, a New 2018.



When I was born, the median age in my family was probably 77 years old. And now would probably be 30 years of age. And in the years to come - we will have more generations. Christmases yet to have arrived. God knew us - millenniums ago. We are His Beloved Children. Oh - if we consider the Good God has planned for us. The Good News of God does not just sustain us in times of trouble. The Good News of God does not just bring our Joy to Eternity. The Good News of God - enables us like Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph - to see the times to come - with the Joy of Expectation of the Goodness of God. Meeting the challenges of Life.



Nehemiah 8:10
10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”




Abba, Abba, Abba,

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

GOD is Just this good. We live past trauma. We are blessed. We live to see the reality of the Scriptures and in this we know He brought us this far.

To Love Jesus is to know the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness. . Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. We believe in Jesus and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.

To know the Glory and Love of God is to see the miracles of Jesus Love. Your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

God fill us all, especially those we love with renewed hope for years ahead filled with love.

We ask in the name of Jesus Christ. Knowing the prayers of the faithful circle God's Creation He calls Good.

Amen.







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Friday, December 22, 2017

Luke 2:16-17 ~ ascertained +







Luke 2:16-17


16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: 18 "A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more."



Macrobius, AD 400,  pagan historian in Rome - in his book, Saturnalia: “When it was heard that, as part of the slaughter of boys up to two years old, Herod, king of the Jews, had ordered his own son to be killed, Emperor Augustus remarked, ‘It is better to be Herod’s pig than his son’” (2.4.11; cited in Brown 1993:226). Macrobius may have garbled historical fact, but he has given us a key as well. If he was referring to the death of Antipater in 4 BC, the slaughter of the Innocents would have been included in the last, if not the last, brutal killings of Herod before he died. The word-play in the Augustus quote - “pig” and “son” are similar sounding words in Greek. Herod would not kill a pig because he kept kosher, at least among the Jews; yet he had no qualms killing his own sons. Other Historians believe in Herod's last purge - this is the correct time frame.

Based upon Bethlehem being about 300 people total population - the number of deaths of baby boys would be low. Josephus got some of his information from Nicolas of Damascus who was Herod the Greats friend and personal historian. Nicolas may not have recorded such a terrible deed so as not to blacken the reputation of his friend any more than he had too (Brown 1993:226, footnote 34). Josephus might also have considered the death of 4 to 6 babies and inconsequential compared to many great atrocities of Herod.



The Scriptures are real. The time frame of the Magi being much later - makes sense. The Magi are not directed to a barn or manger - instead they record going to a house where the Holy Family was dwelling. Luke 2:11.









Why would we include this in Christmas. A blessing of God comes with no ...


James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

We ponder as we live a very different and blessed world of 2017 A.D. millenniums after Jesus if we are blessed.




And then the criticisms of the Bible we are familiar with -

Did Augustus call for an accounting - this is a no brainer - Augustus was the chief census taker, twice, of the entire Empire for this reason: before he attained power to end the soldiers being unpaid and Civil War imminent - Augustus promised taxation to fix these problems. Of then entire Empire.

Were there really slaughter of innocents. Yes. We do have history. Well... that's not enough to be an important slaughter. What a tacky criticism. The death of one child is important. Why would God allow this? This is a terrible god. Wow - the argument goes any which way. There is no real way to fight the mercurial. No point in trying. Allow God to work His Love and ways with those never pleased. God is certainly fully able to deal with all souls. Allow God to be God Almighty. Jesus told the man who was healed twice of Blindness - the man who saw men walking as Trees - before Jesus healed again - told him to stay out of the Village. We stay out of arguments where there is no conviction. And say, "God knows. God is Love."




Taking the questions of the believing is far easier.

Why would God want or allow Herod to kill following the Good News? Free Will. Luke 3 tells us right after Holy Works of God - there is always fall out with those wanting the status quo of their own power. Jesus said the Kingdom of Heaven is always facing being seized with power. Referring to John the Baptist. And ways of Scripture and history.

What happened to the Blessing?
... What happened to the Blessing? You are kidding me. Jesus is Life. Eternity. Love. Faith comes from living through the tragic and hard parts of life to find we have the ability to present our souls to Father God. I've lived through infant death of my daughter Isabelle. Faith is a test of life for us all. At some point, we will all face events to test and trouble us. Happiness will define us. So will trouble.

How can this be a Blessing if trouble happens?

Mercy. Low low numbers of harm. The Scriptures tell us a remnant will endure. We can hold forth the belief - children escaped.

Jesus tells us Trouble is a certainty of life. And Jesus says He will overcome.

John 16:33
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."


Jesus went on to say Days may come. He was saying where we want to Live is Jesus truth and grace upon grace - living this minute with us.

When we live Christmas in our hearts, we deal with Realism.

Fake Christmas is always jolly. Real Christmas is the Holy Family Mary, Joseph, brothers and sisters (and Mary's sister) found the blessing of real emotion and years of loyalty and in difficulty and endurance, real emotion and real love is the reward. Real Christmas is Bishop Nicholas of Myra was imprisoned and maintained faith. Bravery to cross the ocean - perilous as recorded by Paul in the New Testament twice. Courageous to go to a New Emperor when the Old Emperor promised to take Bishop Nicholas' life. Santa Claus. Nicholas endured in his faith.


The Blessing of Good News is Blessing. All things work together for good for those who Love the Lord and Work according to HIS Purpose. We see the Blessing as the years go forth. Psalm 136 is the most repetitious of the Bible 26 Times we find Father God records His Love is Steadfast and Enduring.




Abba,

We ask You for Your Blessing each day. This conversation is Father God to me. And we put our faith and trust, personally into Jesus. Jesus reveals the exact nature of God.

We believe the Magi, individually are Your Children. We believe Rachel of Ramah is Your Child. We believe this: "Father God - I am important to You. Beloved of God Himself."

And as we put this Love in our hearts for You, Abba, we confidently are with You in Heaven and here. Abba's Holy Spirit dwells in me.

Abba, I trust You to lift up those I love. I trust You with my cares. I trust You to Love the people You have given me. I am helped and I dwell secure with You. I lift up my Church, workplace, Community, school and Nation. Believing Your Love is in mankind by the Love in the Holy Spirit and our world is helped by You. Help me to do well with my opportunities for more Heaven on earth. Your Good works given to me to walk in. I believe in the Salvation of Your Love for us in Jesus. Christmas realities in my heart every day. Alleluia in Jesus Christ. Your Word is Truth and Your Will is Good. Alleluia Jesus. Amen.






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Who Jesus Is

Good News for us to remember and Think Upon
Anger, Jealousy=Trouble
Ezekiel 38 ~ then they will know that I am the LORD
Psalm 81 ~ I answered you
Mark 1:1-20 ~ Prepare the way of the Lord, make His path's straight
Ephesians 4 ~ speaking the truth in Love
1 Peter 4:7-19 ~ Beloved, do not be surprised
Psalm 31 ~ O Lord, let me not be put to shame for I call upon You
Mark 12:28-34 ~ love Him with all your heart

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
John 1:29-34 ~ I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God

Beauty Instead of Ashes
Isaiah 61 ~ Beauty instead of Ashes

Being a New Creation in Jesus Christ

Mark 2:18-22 ~ new wine into new wineskins
Matthew 22:34-40 ~ The great and first commandment. And a second is like it

Being Spiritual
Matthew 14:1-12 ~ the fame of Jesus

Believe

Colossians 1:24-2:7 ~ rooted and built up in Him
Genesis 25 ~ sell me your birthright now

Bible explains Bible, Prophetically



Bible Accuracy
Mark 7:24-30 ~ In fact, as soon as she heard about Him

Blessing

Amos 9:5-15 ~ I have given them
Psalm 67 ~ may God bless us still
Genesis 12:1-4 ~ I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
Psalm 136 ~ His steadfast love endures forever
Ezekiel 39:7-8, 21-29 ~ I pour out my spirit upon the house of Israel
Psalm 128 ~ May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!
A Blessing ~ Numbers 6:23-26
Psalm 126 ~ shouts of joy
Genesis 48:8-22 ~ he blessed
Psalm 138 ~ Your right hand delivers me
Matthew 22:34-40 ~ The great and first commandment. And a second is like it
Psalm 147 ~ Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure
Ezekiel 39:21-40:4 ~ I will set my glory among the nations
Luke 1:57-66 ~ the Lord's hand was with him
Psalm 89:2-5, 27, 29 ~ For Ever
Joshua 3:14-4:7 ~ as soon as
Psalm 31:3-8,17-21 ~ Thou hast redeemed me
Psalm 84 ~ O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you
Psalm 67 ~ God shall bless us
Psalm 24:1-6 ~ who shall ascend
Deuteronomy 33 ~ so shall your strength be

Blessing our Father God

Romans 11:33-36 ~ who has given a gift to Him
Luke 14:15-24 ~ there is still room
Psalm 135 ~ bless the Lord

Blessing - unaware

Genesis 46 ~ Israel took his journey with all that he had
Isaiah 43:1-13 ~ I have redeemed you
Exodus 11 ~ did not let the sons of Israel go out of his land
Mark 6:45-51 ~ He meant to pass by them

Boundaries

Psalm 60 ~ is Mine

Brothers

Christmas - His Word Upholds the Universe - December 25th

Creation ~ Animals

Ezekiel 24 ~ write down the name of this day, this very day

Crusades as a Permanent Criticism to Christianity
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 ~ to the place where the streams flow

Decision
John 1:1-5, 9-13, 14-17 ~ grace and truth
Matthew 16:13-20 ~ who do people say the Son of Man is?
Matthew 16:1-19 ~ no sign
Mark 1:1-20 ~ Prepare the way of the Lord, make His path's straight
Matthew 13:1-9 ~ A sower went out to sow
Matthew 25 ~ Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?
Matthew 5:27-37 ~ you have heard
Ecclesiastes 6 ~ whatever has come to be has already been named
Psalm 132:6-10 ~ we found it in the fields of Jaar
Psalm 97~ worshipers of images are put to shame
1 Timothy 3:16 ~ believed on in the world
Matthew 22:23-33 ~ after them
Acts 24:10-21 ~ verify that
John 1:29-34 ~ I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God
1 Corinthians 6 ~ such cases
Psalm 135 ~ who is in your midst
John 1:1-14, 16, 29-51 ~ He was in the world

Details - Putting it all together and discovering it is about God

Psalm 108 ~ In truimph I will parcel out Shechem

Determine your own path, just love Him

Judges 16 ~ like any other man
John 4:43-54 ~ Doing what Jesus says



Divorce
Matthew 19:1-15 ~ your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so
1 Corinthians 5:1-8 ~ in the name of the Lord Jesus

Dry, Dusty Old Tomes or the Word of God, Living and Active
Dead Sea Scroll of Isaiah - 2,000 years old
Sennacheribs Prism Isaiah Bible Archaeology

Ancient Giants of Israel
Daniel 3 ~ an image of gold
Ezra 7:27-28, 8:21-36 ~ blessed be the LORD
Psalm 90 ~ For a thousand years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past
1 John 1 ~ God is light, in Him is no darkness at all
Psalm 19:8-10, 14 ~ meditation
Psalm 70 ~ May all who seek thee rejoice and be glad in Thee
1 Chronicles 4 ~ The sons of Judah
Isaiah 40:1-11 ~ His reward is with Him
Matthew 8 ~ Jesus saw a crowd around Him
Psalm 44 ~ ordain salvation
Daniel 9 ~ He has confirmed his words, which he spoke
Proverbs 24 ~ lest the Lord see it

Archaeology (placed in area instead of alphabetically)
Ipuwer Papyrus
Hebrews 11:1-3, 32-40 ~ by faith we understand
Matthew 16:18 ~ Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church
Psalm 93 ~ The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Isaiah 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 ~ Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father
Psalm 105:23-45 ~ Egypt was glad when they departed, for dread of them had fallen upon it.
2 Kings 21 ~ walk in the way of the Lord
Numbers 9:15-23 ~ they remained
2 Chronicles 29 ~ opened the doors of the House of the Lord
Joshua 1:1-9 ~ I am giving
Matthew 22:34-40 ~ The great and first commandment. And a second is like it
John 1:35-42 ~ He said to them, “Come and you will see.”
Jeremiah 48 ~ they acquired
Genesis 49:29-50:14 ~ beyond the Jordan
John 6:52-59 ~ truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you
Zechariah 7:1-14 ~ by asking
Jeremiah 2:1-13 ~ Servant's first fruit
2 Chronicles 32 ~ And many brought gifts to the Lord to Jerusalem and precious things
Matthew 13:1-23 ~ root in Himself
John 1:35-42 ~ He said to them, “Come and you will see.”
Psalm 116 ~ I believe
1 Kings 9 ~ I have heard your prayer and your plea
Psalm 78: 1- 39 ~ Things from of old
2 Chronicles 26:1-22 ~ his pride led to his downfall
Psalm 78:1-39 ~ forgot His works and the wonders that He had shown them
Genesis 14 ~ they also carried off Abram's nephew Lot
Ezekiel 26:1-14 ~ your walls will shake
John 18: 28-40, John 19 ~ The King of the Jews
Deuteronomy 9:4-12 ~ For Days will come upon you
2 Samuel 13:23-39 ~ news came to David
Luke 21:1-4 ~ contributed
Ezra 1:1-11 ~ the Lord stirred
Matthew 11:1-6 ~ what you hear and see

Dust

Romans 8:1-21 ~ the law of the Spirit of life has set you [me] free in Christ Jesus
John 11:1-45 ~ had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in Him

Exodus - History


Elements of Nature Displaying HIS Glory
Exodus 40:16-38 ~ In the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was erected.

I Decide What is Right and Wrong - God noticed this in the Garden of Eden from Eve

Individualism and Groups

It's the End of the World as We Know it, And I Feel Fine. (One of our most read posts.)
Mark 13: 14-27 ~ He will send his angels

Evening Prayer
Psalm 134 ~ may the Lord bless you from Zion, He who made Heaven and earth!

Expectations
John 1:47-51 ~ you will see greater things than these
Judges 16:1-22 ~ told me
1 Kings 19:4-8 ~ a day's journey
Psalm 118 ~ The Lord's right hand
Matthew 22:34-40 ~ The great and first commandment. And a second is like it
Philippians 2:19-24 ~ how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord


Fellowship
Psalm 121 ~ help comes from the Lord
Psalm 16 ~ Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
1 John 3:11-21 ~ God is greater
Mark 1:1-20 ~ Prepare the way of the Lord, make His path's straight
Mark 6:1-13 ~ they went out and proclaimed that people should repent
Mark 11:11-26 ~ He entered Jerusalem and went into the temple
Romans 8:22-39 ~ it is God who justifies
James 3:13-4:12 ~ who speaks against a brother

More Forgiveness
1 Samuel 12 ~ serve the Lord with all your heart
Matthew 17:24-27 ~ give it to them for me and for yourself
Psalm 7 ~ test the minds and hearts
Matthew 5:27-37 ~ you have heard
Luke 8:16-25 ~ Who is this?
Psalm 130 ~ with You there is forgiveness
Psalm 25 ~ For the sake of your name, O Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
Psalm 51 ~ Renew a right spirit within me
Genesis 41:1-36 ~ I remember my offenses today
Ezekiel 36:16-23 ~ For the Sake of My Holy Name



Gates of Heaven

Giving - God certainly is

God sees His Creation as Good




Gossip
John 10:7-16 ~ the Good Shepherd
Deuteronomy 8 ~ who brought you out
Mark 1:4-11 ~ You are my beloved Son; with You I am well pleased

Gratitude
Hebrews 12:28-29 ~ grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken

Greatest
Matthew 11:7-15 ~ what did you go out to see?
Matthew 22:34-40 ~ The great and first commandment. And a second is like it
John 1:29-34 ~ I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God
John 1:35-42 ~ we have found the Messiah
Matthew 16:13-20 ~ keys to the Kingdom of Heaven
~ they went on from there and passed through Galilee

Grief, Forgiveness, Homecoming
Genesis 45:1-15 ~ He wept
Psalm 33 ~ He is our help and our shield
Matthew 6:19-21 ~ treasure in heaven
Luke 2:22-32 ~ blessed God
Matthew 25:1-13 ~ the Kingdom of Heaven
James 5 ~ pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power
Psalm 84 ~ For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere
Zechariah 10:6-10 ~ gather them in
Psalm 113 ~ and lifts the needy
Psalm 16 ~ I bless the Lord
Matthew 12:15-21 ~ in His name the nations will put their hope.

Hated Emotion - Fear
Mattew 12:1-12 ~ hope
Isaiah 43:1-13 ~ I have redeemed you
Jeremiah 42 ~ I am with you
Psalm 27 ~ I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!
Psalm 34 ~ He keeps all

Healing
Matthew 12:15-21 ~ to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah

His Story. All Scripture is HIS. Jesus fulfills Scripture.

John 17:1 ~ the Son may glorify You


History - Is There History Showing Jesus was Alive - VERY EXTENSIVE HISTORY


Holiness
Leviticus 20 ~ You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own
2 Samuel 12: 1-12 ~ before all Israel
Jeremiah 31:31-34 ~ I will write it on their hearts
Ezekiel 36:16-23 ~ For the Sake of My Holy Name
Psalm 130 ~ my soul waits for the Lord
Psalm 34 ~ Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but

Holy Spirit ~ Manifestations
Psalm 135 ~ all the kingdoms


Homeward Bound, still a soujourner
Exodus 35 ~ all the congregation of the people of Israel departed from the presence of Moses
Acts 25 ~ let them bring charges against him
Philippians 2:19-24 ~ how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord
Psalm 42 ~ Hope in God

Honey, Do this
Matthew 3 ~ see verse 10

Invitation
John 3:31-36 ~ that God is true

Israel - Destroyed Completely and Rebuilt. A sign of Jesus. Existing today.

Luke 21:20-28 ~ redemption
2 Chronicles 30 ~ Feast of Unleavened Bread

Jesus clearly put a Foundation for His Resurrection to be Believed by the Multitudes of all of Israel and the Nations

John the Beloved Disciple



Live It
Psalm 117 ~ Praise the Lord
Psalm 82 ~ rescue the weak and the needy
2 Samuel 4:1-12 ~ David answered
Hebrews 12 ~ Thankful
Psalm 31:3-8,17-21 ~ Thou hast redeemed me
Isaiah 40:1-11 ~ His reward is with Him
Matthew 13:31-32 ~ the birds of the air come and perch in its branches
Matthew 6:25-34 ~ your heavenly Father knows that you need
Luke 11:29-32 ~ Rise up
Psalm 126 ~ shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves
Luke 14:15-24 ~ there is still room
Joshua 1:1-9 ~ I am giving
Acts 5 ~ speak in the name of Jesus
John 1 ~ the Light shines
John 3:5-8 ~ born again
~ they went on from there and passed through Galilee
Judges 20 ~ Israel

Losing a Loved One - Passing ON

Revelation 21:22-27 ~ those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life

Not Being Tossed Back and Forth with Emotion
Ephesians 4 ~ speaking the truth in Love

Marriage
Romans 7:1-12 ~ bear fruit for God
1 Corinthians 7 ~ For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband
Genesis 37:12-24 ~ when Reuben
Psalm 143 ~ Your steadfast love
Psalm 86 ~ For great is your steadfast love


Media... taking it down the path
1 Corinthians 10 ~ Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God

Mercy, an Inseparable Component of Truth
Matthew 23:23-26 ~ clean
1 Samuel 12 ~ serve the Lord with all your heart
Matthew 22:34-40 ~ The great and first commandment. And a second is like it

Miscellaneous
Job 38 ~ Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.
Psalm 19 ~ the heavens declare the glory of God
2 Kings 5:1-15 ~ a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper
1 Chronicles 13 ~ the Lord blessed the household of Obed-edom

Moving Mountains
Mark 11: 12-25 ~ have faith in God

In Old Age and Frustration
Ruth 1 ~ Naomi
Psalm 126 ~ when the Lord restored
Genesis 12:1-4 ~ I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
Mark 13 ~ in those days!

Oops
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13 ~ Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!

Paul - the last of the Disciples to actually see Jesus

Peace
Joel 3:12-21 ~ And in that day the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streambeds of Judah shall flow with water; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord and water the Valley of Shittim.
Luke 12:49-59 ~ Division
John 14:27-31 ~ Peace
Psalm 130 ~ O Lord
Psalm 73 ~ until I went into the sanctuary of God

Pharisee ~ Religion
Mark 1:14-28 ~ Quiet

Pictorial Images of the 12 Tribes of Israel
Genesis 49 ~ Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.

Picture It
Romans 1 ~ First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world
2 Samuel 13:23-39 ~ news came to David
John 1:35-42 ~ He said to them, “Come and you will see.”
Matthew 16:13-20 ~ keys to the Kingdom of Heaven
Luke 1:67-79 ~ Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied
Ezekiel 9 ~ He said
Luke 8:16-25 ~ Who is this?
Psalm 118 ~ This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it
Ezekiel 26:1-14 ~ your walls will shake
Philippians 2:19-24 ~ how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord
Exodus 7:8-24 ~ tell Aaron, "Take your staff and stretch out your hand
2 Chronicles 32 ~ And many brought gifts to the Lord to Jerusalem and precious things
2 Chronicles 29 ~ opened the doors of the House of the Lord
Mark 7:24-30 ~ let the children be fed first
John 10:19-42 ~ I and the Father are one
1 Samuel 1:9-20 ~ all the days of his life
Matthew 13:1-23 ~ root in Himself
Matthew 27:51-66 ~ also were opened
Acts 4 ~ let it be known to all and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth
Acts 5:12-16 ~ multitudes
Genesis 49:29-50:14 ~ beyond the Jordan
Numbers 21:4-9 ~ bronze serpent
Leviticus 3 ~ he shall lay his hand on the head
Leviticus 2 ~ a pleasing aroma to the Lord
Deuteronomy 9:4-12 ~ For Days will come upon you
Psalm 132:6-10 ~ we found it in the fields of Jaar
2 Kings 19 ~ the zeal of the Lord will do this
1 Thessalonians Chapter 4:1-8 ~ gave you through the Lord Jesus
2 Kings 21 ~ walk in the way of the Lord
Matthew 16:1-19 ~ no sign
Acts 6 ~ obedient to the faith
Psalm 19:8-10, 14 ~ meditation
Acts 15:12-21 ~ a people for himself
Psalm 77 ~ You strode right through the Ocean
1 Kings 22 ~ the king died, and was brought to Samaria
1 Chronicles 15: The Ark of God
1 Kings 8:1-13 ~the LORD'S glory had filled the temple of the LORD
Matthew 25:31-46 ~ when did we see You
2 Kings 17 ~ yet not as the kings of Israel who were before him
Exodus 37 ~ He also made
Acts 24:10-21 ~ verify that
Matthew 8:23-27 ~ the boat was being swamped by the waves
Psalm 75 ~ Lifting Up
Luke 4:38-44 ~ He arose and left the synagogue
Exodus 14:21-15:6 ~ the Lord saved Israel that day
2 Chronicles 30 ~ Feast of Unleavened Bread
Jeremiah 20:10-13 ~ He rescues the life
Psalm 126 ~ Restore our fortunes, O Lord
2 Kings 25:1-12 ~ he was captured, he was taken
Jeremiah 48 ~ they acquired
Job 8:1-7, 11-19 ~ if you seek God
Matthew 26 ~ the Son of Man will be delivered up
2 Timothy 1 ~ rekindle the gift of God
Romans 14:7-12 ~ For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself
Ezekiel 39:21-40:4 ~ I will set my glory among the nations
Genesis 19 ~ Have you anyone else here?
Judges 8 ~ Their God, who had saved them from all their enemies
Psalm 55 ~ Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide Yourself from my plea for mercy!
Mark 8:11-13 ~ Jesus had arrived
Psalm 70 ~ Let God be exalted
Matthew 8 ~ Jesus saw a crowd around Him
Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10 ~ the flood
Isaiah 18 ~ At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty
Judges 8 ~ Their God, who had saved them from all their enemies
Joshua 3 ~ the waters rose in heap very far away

Positive Attitude in Trouble
Job 19:1-22 ~ You magnify
Romans 8:14-17 ~ led by the Spirit of God
Ezekiel 1 ~ The Voice of the Lord
Psalm 34 ~ Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but
Psalm 113 ~ and lifts the needy
Job 6 ~ darkened by thawing ice
Luke 21:1-19 ~ do not be terrified
Hebrews 13:17-21 ~ keep watch
Judges 20 ~ Israel
Jeremiah 42 ~ act according to all the Word which the Lord your God sends

Prophets - the Law and the, Old Men in Robes or People who Love the Lord. Flaws and Virtues. What They Sought in the Lord and What Drew Them to Him.
2 Samuel 12:1-23 ~ may live
Genesis 12:1-3 ~ I will bless you
Exodus 4 ~ “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.”
Genesis 32:27-29 ~ he strives with God
1 Samuel 1:9-14 ~ Put your wine away from you
1 Chronicles 21 ~ And David said to God, “I have sinned greatly in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.”
Isaiah 6 ~ the Train of His Robe filled the Temple
1 Kings 19 ~ he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree
Ezekiel 1 ~ There the hand of the LORD was upon him.
Nahum 1 ~ Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace!
Malachi 1 ~ I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?”
Mark 1:16- 20 ~ immediately


Praise
Psalm 51:12-17 ~ O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise
Thou shalt call his name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins
Daniel 2:20-23 ~ Blessed be the name of the Lord
Psalm 139 ~ If I take the wings of morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea
Ezekiel 9 ~ He said
Psalm 134 ~ may the Lord bless you from Zion, He who made Heaven and earth!
Matthew 9:18-26 ~ your faith
Isaiah 35 ~ Be strong, fear not. Your God will come. He will come & save you.
Psalm 24:1-6 ~ who shall ascend
Psalm 98 ~ break forth into joyous song and sing praises
Job 19:21-27 ~ my Redeemer lives
John 1:47-51 ~ you will see greater things than these
Luke 9:43-45 ~ the Majesty of God
Matthew 8:23-27 ~ the boat was being swamped by the waves
Psalm 96 ~ declare His glory among the nations
Daniel 2:20-23 ~ Blessed be the name of the Lord
Revelation 21 ~ the dwelling place of God is with man
John 17:9-19 ~ I kept them in your name
Psalm 19 ~ reviving the soul
Psalm 101 ~ when will
Ephesians 1:3-4 ~ He chose us
Zechariah 8:1-8 ~ I will save my people
1 John 5:1-5 ~ Who is it that overcomes the world
Psalm 5 ~ for You bless the righteous, O Lord
Psalm 103:1-11 ~ forget not all His benefits
Revelation 21:1-7 ~ the fountain of the water of life
Psalm 100 ~ For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 145 ~ my mouth will speak the praise of the Lord


Prayer
Luke 11:1-28 ~ answer from within (The Lord's Prayer)
John 17:9-23 ~ Love them
Matthew 8 ~ Jesus saw a crowd around Him
Matthew 21:33-46 ~ His parables
Psalm 91 ~ Prayer is always heard, God has an open door policy
Matthew 8:23-27 ~ the boat was being swamped by the waves
Luke 11:1-4 ~ Jesus was praying
Psalm 141 ~ let my prayer be counted as incense before You
Psalm 90 ~ satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love
Luke 11:5-10 ~ because he is my friend

Prayer Needs
Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 ~ consider the work of God
James 5 ~ pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power
Blessed be the Lord! For He has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
Romans 10:1-15 ~ heart
Luke 11:5-10 ~ because he is my friend
Matthew 14:13-21 ~ He had compassion on them
Psalm 75 ~ Lifting Up
Luke 13:10-17 ~ And there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself
Psalm 17 ~ keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words
Titus 2:1-10 ~ in love and in endurance

Promises
Hebrews 10 ~ He who promised is faithful

Prosperity Gospel
Luke 1:57-66 ~ the Lord's hand was with him
John 1:14 ~ the Word became flesh and lived among us

My Redeemer Lives!
Job 19:21-27 ~ my Redeemer lives

Repeat and Repeat
365 Prophesies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ
List of Eye-witnesses of the Resurrected Christ
Hebrews 1:1-4 ~ appointed heir of all things
John 1:1-18 ~ in Him was life
Psalm 48:2-8 ~ ships of Tarshish
Judges 13 ~ the angel of the Lord
Joshua 1 ~ be strong and courageous
Psalm 82 ~ rescue the weak and the needy
1 Corinthians 10 ~ Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God
Genesis 20 ~ And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.”
Exodus 17:1-16 ~ Moses held up his hand
Isaiah 64 ~ our iniquities, like the wind, take us away
Matthew 22:34-40 ~ The great and first commandment. And a second is like it
John 15:9-11 ~ abide in His love
Matthew 13:1-9 ~ A sower went out to sow
Luke 14:1-6 ~ Jesus responded
Matthew 25:31-46 ~ will answer
Zechariah 12 ~ a spirit of grace and supplication
Proverbs 25 ~ if you have found honey, eat only enough
2 Kings 2:1-15 ~ Elijah
Joshua 1:1-9 ~ I am giving
1 Samuel 12 ~ serve the Lord with all your heart
Exodus 17:1-16 ~ Moses held up his hand
Genesis 25 ~ sell me your birthright now
Joel 3:12-21 ~ And in that day the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streambeds of Judah shall flow with water; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord and water the Valley of Shittim.
Psalm 34 ~ Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but
2 Samuel 12: 1-12 ~ before all Israel

Rest
Isaiah 51:1-16 ~ The Lord of Hosts is His Name

Restore
Psalm 126 ~ when the Lord restored
Psalm 71 ~ You will restore my life again

Revelation 8:2 Seven Angels who stand before God
Psalm 8 ~ our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


Rock
Luke 24: 35-48 ~ Peace be with you
Hebrews 9 ~ He has put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself - once and for all

SALVATION! What is needed?
Psalm 51:12-17 ~ O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise
Luke 1:57-80 ~ all who heard them laid up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For the hand of the LORD was with him.
1 Corinthians 15 ~ the image of the man of heaven
Jeremiah 31:31-34 ~ I will write it on their hearts
John 1:1-14, 16, 29-51 ~ He was in the world
John 10:19-42 ~ I and the Father are one
John 6:41-51 ~ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Jesus


Science - Blinded me - No - He Who Opens the Eyes of the Blind - With Science!!!
John 6:16-24 ~ In search of Jesus


Second (3rd or 4th) Rate
Psalm 99 ~ The King in His might loves justice. You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Shepherd
John 10:7-16 ~ the Good Shepherd
Psalm 143 ~ Your steadfast love
Psalm 136 ~ His steadfast love endures forever
Psalm 69 ~ the talk
1 John 2:1-11 ~ Jesus our advocate
John 2:23-3:15 ~ believe in His name
Deuteronomy 5:22-33 ~ that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!

Sibling speaks of their Brother Jesus in Scripture
Exodus 11 ~ This is what the Lord says

Still - be still
Psalm 147 ~ those who hope in his steadfast love

Subtopic Titles - not included
Mark 12 ~ to God the things that are God's
Matthew 25:31-46 ~ when did we see You
Isaiah 40:1-11 ~ His reward is with Him

The Temple of the LORD
Psalm 90 ~ For a thousand years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past
Psalm 111 ~ The works of His hands are faithful and just; all His precepts are trustworthy
Psalm 136 ~ to Him who by understanding made the heavens, for His steadfast love endures forever
Luke 1:67-79 ~ Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied
Leviticus 16:1-19 ~ shall be presented alive
Luke 1:57-80 ~ all who heard them laid up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For the hand of the LORD was with him.
Nehemiah 3 ~ built, repaired and restored

Psalm 118 ~ This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it
Hebrews 9 ~ He has put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself - once and for all
Matthew 16:1-19 ~ no sign
Nehemiah 13:4-22 ~ Why is the house of God forsaken?

Deuteronomy 9:4-12 ~ For Days will come upon you
Psalm 132:6-10 ~ we found it in the fields of Jaar
Matthew 6 ~ practicing your righteousness

Time Management
John 11 ~ Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place
Mark 5 ~ a great crowd gathered about Him

Life and Travels of Paul
Philippians 2:19-24 ~ how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord

Shroud
Every artifact will raise doubts and hopes

Trust Him
Psalm 40 ~ blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud
Genesis 32 ~ This is God's camp
Psalm 84 ~ even the sparrow finds a home

Uncomfortable Scripture
Proverbs 17:17-18:5 ~ sound judgment
John 1:29-34 ~ I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God
Mark 16 ~ they will recover

Video Game Player
Psalm 78:1-39 ~ the children yet unborn
Esther 2 ~ suggested
Matthew 25:31-46 ~ Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, will sit on His throne in heavenly glory

Visual
Sistine Chapel
John 1:35-42 ~ He said to them, “Come and you will see.”
Daniel 2:20-23 ~ Blessed be the name of the Lord
Mark 4:30-34 ~ can make nests in its shade
Revelation 21 ~ the dwelling place of God is with man
Revelation 14:14-15:8 ~ behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud
Luke 10 ~ Rejoice that your names are written in Heaven!
Genesis 49 ~ Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel.
Psalm 24 ~ He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
Mark 6:14-29 ~ Ask me
Acts 4 ~ let it be known to all and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth
Deuteronomy 9:4-12 ~ For Days will come upon you
Revelation 10:1-11 ~ 7 thunders
Matthew 27:51-66 ~ also were opened
Romans 14:7-12 ~ For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself
2 Timothy 3:10-17 ~ all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness
Matthew 16:13-20 ~ who do people say the Son of Man is?
Daniel 2:1-23 ~ O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked
Mark 7:24-30 ~ let the children be fed first
Zechariah 1 and 2 ~ the Lord, for He has roused himself from His holy dwelling
John 21:6-14 ~ it is the Lord
Psalm 130 ~ my soul waits
1 Kings 8:1-13 ~the LORD'S glory had filled the temple of the LORD
Luke 1:67-79 ~ Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied

Who is like our God?
Galatians 6:1-10 ~ restore him in a spirit of gentleness

Willingly
1 Peter 5:1-4 ~ not under compulsion, but willingly
Matthew 14:13-21 ~ He had compassion on them
Psalm 101 ~ sing of steadfast love and justice
Isaiah 49:1-13 ~ saying to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’ to those who are in darkness, ‘Appear.’
Mark 2:18-22 ~ As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
1 Chronicles 12 ~ for there was joy in Israel

Works and Grace
Luke 21:1-4 ~ contributed
Luke 10:25-42 ~ sat at the Lord's feet listening to what He said
Matthew 10:5-15 ~ acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts
Mark 1:4-11 ~ You are my beloved Son; with You I am well pleased
Titus 2 ~ bringing salvation for all people
Matthew 2:1-12 ~ Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?
Psalm 121 ~ help comes from the Lord

Worry
Psalm 127 ~ He gives to His beloved

Wrathful, Nasty Old God from the Old Testament
Psalm 106:19-48 ~ He raised His hand to them and swore to them
Psalm: 37:19-42 ~ those cursed by Him shall be cut off
Joshua 1:1-9 ~ I am giving

Yahweh
Psalm 54 ~ O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might

Years - Thousands of Them are Yesterday in His Sight
Psalm 90 ~ For a thousand years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past
Mark 11: 12-25 ~ Have faith in God

80 Books of the Bible
Prayer of Azariah
Luke 21:1-4 ~ contributed
Matthew 9:9-13 ~ when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"






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