Les B
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 3 years, 5 months and 20 days.

  I have published 247 blogs and 1,022 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Aug 11 2017 12:06:07pm

 I currently live in: United States.
 About Les B

wanting to be a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. To overcome through Christ regardless of circumstance.

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Why Do We Make It So Complicated?
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Colossian 2: 4 10 “Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. (NJKV) Over the past weeks, a smile and chuckle comes as I......
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Our daily bread
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Matt. 6:11 - "Give us today our daily bread." Christ teaching the 'Lord's Prayer,' this verse is truly foreign unless growing up destitute, homeless, or in a developing country. Living in uncertainty of food present for the day's sustenance. This reality existed in the crowd spoken too in 1st century Israel. Food, shelter, and clothing are basic needs in life. No health, wealth, and prosperity teaching if only possessing enough faith. Not facing the daily reality of lack of food, judging the five thousand becomes rather easy. Only to follow Jesus for satisfaction of physical huger. (John 5, 6) What is wrong wanting Jesus to meet the basic needs to exist? Christ’s focus is on the eternal and spiritual obtained only partaking of His body and blood …......
A deceitful heart, signs and wonders
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Jer. 17: 9 - The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Over the past two weeks, the Lord revealed several issues of heart. Very uncomfortable but believed for sharing as the Holy Spirit deems fit. The issue addressed here has been written on more than once but still pondering … miraculous healing. God still performs this today. Questions posed to my heart, cut to the quick. 'Over the decades, when you prayed for healing how often did you say it was sought for My glory? Did you pray, Father please heal this area but mostly Lord, Your will be done and glory come on heaven and earth?' Quickly, thinking of prayers of salvation where the only motive is to avoid eternity in the lake of fire. The Spirit addressed. The motive of this prayer may......
Everyone's got an opinion
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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 (or belief's are - mine) 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......
Being found in him
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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)......
The performing of miracles
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John 11:41, 42 - “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” Reading the miraculous accounts in John Chapters 5, 9, and 11 you definitely see Christ loved people. At the pool of Bethesda, the man was asked if he wanted to be made well. He answered with an excuse, yet Christ healed anyway. At the pool of Siloam the man born blind did not even ask to be healed and Jesus restored sight without a 'willful' request of faith. Finally, scripture indicates Mary and Martha sent for Jesus. Christ restored physical life without a direct appeal from Lazarus. Jesus definitely loved tremendously and with great compassion while performing miracles in......
A need beyond measure
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John 16:23 – “In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” This verse is a favorite of many and one often misunderstood by just as many. Asking God in prayer for something in Christ’s Name is much more than tacking on “In Jesus Name” at the end of a prayer. How often have I invoked in His name, blood, work, power, and authority to not have the request granted? Too many too count. Why? The simple answer … asking in Jesus Name requires the request be God’s will, bringing glory to the Father and His Kingdom. John 14:3 – ‘And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” Well suppose this blog is completed,......
Victory exciting god
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Jer. 29:10, 11 - “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise … For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Considering "victorious Christian living," what is actually meant? Too often mine and others' thinking is of the woman with issue of blood, healed by Jesus touching the hem of His garment. Also receiving financial restoration and no longer considered an outcast in the community. Is this what scripture says? Are her remaining days now free from reoccurrence of the condition? All pain, loss, and suffering? When experiencing miraculous events in life focus is placed on faith or lack thereof. Also,......
Called to humility
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Micah 6:8 - He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (NIV) Throughout this past week, God placed heavily on heart His requirement of humility. As @KReynolds wrote in The Mind of Christ, my heart is distressed seeing many believers acting like the world. Witness to Christ and His Kingdom is forfeited through words and actions. Many prophesies surround the new administration leading a worldwide reformation of God. Will He work through people whose words and actions leave others feeling trampled and searching for grace? Some suggest leaving the country if not in agreement with new policy. Christ said His Kingdom is not of this world. The adoring crowds on Palm Sunday turned one week......
The lord is my shepherd
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Psa. 23:1 - The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing … (NIV) The Lord is my Keeper, I have need of nothing. Distressed, crying 'I cannot go on anymore,' You whisper 'peace … Christ is able.' Soul wracked with pain and heartache, Spirit revives with living water, rising to new life! Though darkness abounds, You lead by the Light of Life bringing glory to Your name. Darkness surrounds, 'why is no one advocating or petitioning for me?' Casting all fear when answered , 'I am here ... protecting you.' Nothing more needs saying. Enemy rejoicing over trials and suffering, The High Priest makes preparation, pleading on my behalf! Spirit anoints with love overflowing. I will never forget The Lord's restoration and rescue, Saving while on earth;......
Freed to love
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John 8:36 - So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (NIV) The Lord declares freedom to captives for what purpose? Definitely to free from sin and it's just consequences. Why? Scripture offers a simple and profound explanation; empowering us to love God and others. Christ sacrificed Himself for sin to free for loving relationships and love as He. Appearing very straightforward, this is often lost in the chase of other godly attributes. The importance of love to God can never be diminished. Considered greatest of all by Him Who is Love. (I Cor. 13:13, I John 4:8) Seeking holiness, righteous, or faithfulness is truly a pursuit of deeper love. Every effort to grow in godliness must bring a greater outpouring of God's love. Gal. 5:13, 14 - ... But do not use your freedom......
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