Daily Bible Verse
Revelation 3:20 (peshitta)
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me.
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Everyone's got an opinion

Les B+
published . 2 min read
2 Cor. 2:16 - … For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people." Reflecting on our bodies as God's temple, a question continues to arise. How do we approach temples broken in body and mind … some since birth or childhood? Recalling the many thoughts spoken, taught, and said over the years; there seemed no more appropriate conclusion than the title of this blog. If looking for a scripture verse the following seems appropriate: Prov. 21:2 - Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. Most believers when encountering troubles in another person's life want to have an answer or 'the answer.' Often though without......

The secret mess

K Reynolds+
published . 4 min read
It was easy to convince myself it was not a problem. "After all," I told myself proudly, "unlike many of my neighbors I can easily park not one but two cars in my garage." Surely that was worth a gold star because I knew for a fact that most of my neighbors had a reason for always parking in their driveway. Whenever their garage doors stood open, it was glaringly evident there was no room to spare. Long ago, we rented a house in the city that had a "Model T" garage. These garages were built prior to 1935 and therefore they were too small the larger vehicles that came later. Nowadays these garages are only useful as storage sheds. When the owner of the house announced she was going to replace the garage that was more than 60 years old, we were thrilled.......

Words to uplift you for the coming week

John Knox+
published . 1 min read
As we go into this coming week may we remind ourselves of these words form the Holy Spirit:- God will never leave us of forsake us. God will make our crooked path smooth. God will guide our feet to not stumble. God will make a way through the waters. God will provide streams of living water in the desert. Even through we walk the valley of the shadow of death his rod and staff are with us. When we are weary he will provide a resting place. The Holy Spirit will be our comforter, teacher and guide. As he did to his children he will be a cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night. The blood of Christ washed us from all sin, sickness, illness, infirmities, diseases and guilt. We have authority given to us from heaven and no harm will come to us. Stand firm in the blood of Christ with a......

The reversal of noah's destruction

John Knox+
published . 3 min read
Over the past few months the Holy Spirit has been instructing me to pray for ‘Righteousness to rain down and Righteousness to spring up.’ I have been dutifully praying this prayer, both with my mind and with my spirit, but not being fully aware of its significance. As I was seeking the Lord for a word to blog tonight he said tonight is the time and season when we will explain the meaning of these words. But I sense the meaning was not only for me but for all who choose to read this blog. As I am wont to do, I first of all go to the scriptures to discover if a phrase or idea that has come to be in a prophetic sense, lines up with scripture. And Wham, Bang to my surprise and delight these words are found in Isaiah 45. It would be a lie to say that my spirit did not soar as I......

Being found in him

Les B+
published . 1 min read
Phil. 3:9 - and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. The Lord moved my heart to look at what are the benefits of being 'found in Christ.' The concept speaks directly to our union or oneness with God in Him. This list is lengthy, so I will provide a few which particularly stood out. Being found in Christ provides: Righteousness based on empowerment through the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 13:14) Restored to a right relationship with God and enmity removed. (Col. 1:21) Adopted as sons and daughters of the Most High. (2 Cor. 6:18) Possess eternal life in Christ. (John 11:25, 26, Rom. 6:23) A royal priesthood in our High Priest. (I Peter 2:9)......

Written in my heart baptism holy spirit speaking intongues

Dorothy Von Lehe
published . 4 min read
Written in My Heart: Baptism With The Holy Spirit – Speaking in Tongues (#13) The first Baptism with the Holy Spirit literally took place on the Day of Pentecost. Its purpose was to give the apostles and believers in Jesus Christ the power to go out and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and do God's work throughout the world. Jesus, after His resurrection and in His glorified body, was able to breathe His Spirit into the apostles as told to us in John 20: 22 (NIV) "And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit." At the time we become saved we receive the Spirit of Christ - referred to as the Holy Spirit. When our life belongs to Jesus and we are walking with Jesus, Jesus abides in us and we abide in Him. Christians......

The gracious act of giving

K Reynolds+
published . 1 min read
Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NLT) In his letter to the Church at Corinth, Paul commends the Macedonian churches for not just their generosity but their rich generosity despite facing severe trial and extreme poverty (2 Corinthians 8:1-3). Paul then reveals to us that on their own, the Macedonian churches had urgently pleaded with Paul for the privilege of giving (v. 4) and then exceeded Paul's expectations by giving generously first to God and then to those in need other than themselves. It pains me when Christians look for reasons to avoid giving. The most common reasons offered are, "I can't......

Written in my heart death to life experience part 2 (12)

Dorothy Von Lehe
published . 4 min read
Written in My Heart: Death to Life Experience Part 2 (#12) It would be good to reread Part 1 to follow this writing. The final biopsy results, which were brought to me two days later seemed to confirm that what I had experienced was a rupture resulting in an internal bleed. The multiple masses floating inside my body cavity were coagulated blood and not cancerous tumors. In three days I went from a pronouncement of death to a newness of LIFE. This whole experience revolved around the shedding of blood! Jesus did not cause the internal bleed, but He definitely used the experience for good. I am still in awe that Jesus allowed me to share in this way a taste of His suffering on the cross. The pain in the very center of my left foot. Two days later, pain in the very center of my left hand.......