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700 years prior

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6-7
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

Isaiah 13:19
Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians’ pride, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 16:5
In love a throne will be established; in fa...

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Points to live by

Our memory is a tricky thing. I often think of my short term memory as a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I love that I don’t remember everything I see or have seen (can you imagine, yikes). On the other hand, there are lots of things I wish I could permanently glue into my head and never ever forget them.

I was once told that a study of success people in this world, were those who on a daily bases read their purpose in life. If you are like me, you may need to read it more than once a day in order for it to stick. Each of our purposes may be different, but here is a list to live by that will get you going in the right direction.

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.
  • Love your neighbor as yourself. – Luke 10:27
  • Glo...
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Teachable moments from the bush

Exodus 4:10-12
Moses spoke to the Lord. He said, “Lord, I’ve never been a good speaker. And I haven’t gotten any better since you spoke to me. I don’t speak very well at all.” The LORD said to him, “Who makes a man able to talk? Who makes him unable to hear or speak? Who makes him able to see? Who makes him blind? It is I, the Lord. Now go. I will help you speak. I will teach you what to say.”

He will teach us what to say. In order to be taught, we must be teachable. Moses was insecure in his ability to speak. This was an area he was working on, judging from verse 10 “…And I haven’t gotten any better since you spoke to me.” We all have something that is hindering us from doing God’s call on our lives. We must “go to school” in order to learn...

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From Slavery to Free

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Exodus 3:7-8
The LORD said, “I have seen my people suffer in Egypt. I have heard them cry out because of their slave drivers. I am concerned about their suffering. “So I have come down to save them from the Egyptians. I will bring them up out of that land. I will bring them into a good land. It has a lot of room. It is a land that has plenty of milk and honey.

We know what happened next, God used Moses to take His people out of Egypt on a journey to the promise land. God was concerned for them, He heard their cry and their groaning. The journey to the promise land wasn’t easy, there was more groaning and grumbling. Life was different from slavery to free. Changes took place in their lives, some invited it, some wanted to go back...

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Persistent Question

Persistent Question: Lord speak to me.

Answer: I have written 66 in depth books, 1,189 chapter, 31,173 verses, 774,746 words, 3,566,480 letters, translated the Bible into 2,479 languages, one of the two Testaments in 1,168 languages, sold an estimated 6 billion copies of the Bible, created the world in 7 days with continuous evidence of my presence, placed 2.1 billion Christians in the world (about one third of the total population of the planet), 38,000+ Christian denominations to choose from, given countless sermons from numerous pulpits and in more ways than not, whisper personal messages to your soul.

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The root of talent

Have you ever look at another person and wish you were a little more like them? Lets be honest. Or view their status and wonder why you have not reach the status that they have reached? If that person of status is a follow of Christ or maybe if they are not, do we recognize that God has given them gifts and talents and do we praise God for using those gifts and talents in such a way that He has or is? Or do we say that this person has done good for themself through his or her hard work and dedication. They have a great education, respectful job, financially secure, has a heart for God and people, is well liked in their community… In honest, would we say, “They have done good for themselves” rather than saying, “God has done a great work in their life.”

We cannot give anyone on this earth c...

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Love – infinite series

What does it mean to love. In my early years, love to me was something that was shared between a husband and wife, an intimate love with sparks and romantic spring. Through the years I was shown another love, a different love than that which I envisioned, one that I experienced on a daily bases while growing up. The love of my parents, family, friends and many people who invested their time and energy into my life. This was love as I knew it in my early years of life. Though there came a time in my life where I found love from the creator of this world. The love of God, the love that no other could give. An undeniable, unexplainable, intense love that changed my life literally forever...

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We Serve an Awesome God

Genesis 1:16-19
God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

Psalms 33:6-9
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalms 97:1-11
The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; L...

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Great Strength

Nehemiah 8:10b
…for the joy of the LORD is your strength!

While reciting our memory verse Nehemiah 8:10b, my 3 year turns to me and says “Daddy, Jesus is strong.” Jesus is indeed strong, in fact the strongest man who ever lived on the face of this earth. What does it mean to be strong or to have strength. Many of us would immediately think of a weight lifter or someone who has a chiseled physique as someone who is strong. Some of us would think of those who conquer long endurance sports such as the Iron Man race. Do we think of strength as someone who gave His life, for others, nailed to a cross?

Do you know of a strong man that can stop a raging storm? Who can raise a dead man? Who can take away the sins of any given man? Who could endure unjust consistent hatred?  Who can be nailed to t...

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Proverbs 23 Insight #2

Jay and I have enjoyed this last month of studying Proverbs 23 together. One thing that we have begun to discuss again is Scripture memorization. We used to be very committed to memorization of Scripture and have found ourselves slacking in this area lately.

Here are a few Scriptures from Proverbs 23 that we have committed and are committing to memory:

v 12 Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge.

So often, we can hear ‘words of knowledge’ and hear ‘instruction’, but it is an entirely different thing to ‘apply’ to our heart the instruction received. This is an issue of self-discipline and prayer...

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