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3rd Quarter Blogs


Week of 7/2-6  (B27;18)

God's Directive To Us:  "Walk In  MY  Wisdom"

Oh, how I love Your law!  It  is  my meditation all the day.
You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my
enemies; for they  are  ever with me.  I have more understanding
than all my teachers, for Your testimonies  are  my meditation.
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your
precepts.  Your word  is  a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
(Psalm 119:97-100; 105 ; NKJV)

For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to
the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.  But God has
chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and
God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the
things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the
things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which
are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should
glory in His presence.  But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who 
became for us wisdom from God - and righteousness and sanctifi-
cation and redemption - that, as it is written, "He who glories, let
him glory in the LORD."  
(I Corinthians 1:26-31 ; NKJV ; bold emphasis ours)


Dear holy, Creator YHVH God,  through Your Word You created
all things.  Praise be to Your glorious name.  Move us to walk in
Your wisdom.  Help us better understand we have, in Your Word,
more wisdom than our enemies!  Help us walk - in our actions -
in this perspective:  We have more understanding than all our
teachers who do not honor Your testimonies!  Help us to live
consistently as we take our daily steps, in alignment with Your
Truth - that we understand more than the ancients!  And THANK
YOU, Lord, that it's Your Truth - not ours - which allows us to live
in humble confidence and that this confident demeanor is available
to  anyone  who is willing to submit to Your worldview perspective.  
Lord, free us from the bondages of darkness by illumining our
minds to Your high ways!  Please do so for YOUR glory and
praise.  In the name of Your beloved Son we pray, amen. 

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Week of 7/9-13  (B28;18)

Communication  Is  Good !

And certain  men  came down from Judea and taught the brethren,
"Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you
cannot be saved."  Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no 
small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul
and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem,
to the apostles and elders, about this question.  So, being sent on
their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria,
describing the conversion of the Gentiles, and they caused great joy
to all the brethren.  And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were
received by the church and the apostles and the elders;  and they re-
ported all things that God had done with them.  But some of the sect 
of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to 
circumcise them, and to command  them  to keep the law of Moses."  
Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter.

[ Then, a letter (that is, further COMMUNICATION) went out ... ]

Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to 
send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and
Barnabas,  namely,  Judas who was also named Barsabas, and 
Silas, leading men among the brethren.  They wrote this  letter  by
them:

   The apostles, the elders, and the brethren, to the brethren who
   are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia:  Greetings.  
   Since we have heard that some who went out from us have
   troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, "You 
   must  be circumcised and keep the law" - to whom we gave no
   such  commandment - it seemed good to us, being assembled
   with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved
   Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the 
   name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We have therefore sent Judas
   and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth.
   For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you
   no greater burden that these necessary things:  that you abstain
   from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled,
   and from sexual immorality.  If you keep yourselves from these,
   you will do well.  Farewell.  

So when they were sent off, they came to Antioch; and when they
had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter. 
When they had read it, they rejoiced over its encouragement.
 (Acts 15:1-6 ; our commentary ; 22-31 ; NKJV)

Also see blog CB7B;18 - our commentary blog further highlighting 
a great  opportunity  on this topic.  You'll find this blog on our
2018 commentary blog page.


Father God, my how Your  revelation  has kept us on track!  Thank
You for communication in general.  Help us, Lord, to be willing to
further  communicate  (even in the setting of debate)  whereby Your
Truths are highlighted in such a way which promotes our listening
to Your Word - a light unto our path and a lamp unto our feet.  And
Lord, if this debate should take place, please open the eyes of our
hearts,  too!  Do so in such a way that fosters obedience to You
concerning our being prepared and ready to meet the challenges
ahead.  In the name of Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.

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Week of 7/16-20  (B29;18)

God's Precious  MERCY  In Times Of Trouble

Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants  look   to the hand of their masters,
as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes
look  to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.  Have mercy
on us, O LORD, have mercy on us!  For we are exceedingly filled
with contempt.   Psalm 123:1-3 (NKJV)

Through  the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, because His
compassions fail not.  They are  new every morning;  great  is  Your
faithfulness.   Lamentations 3:22, 23 (NKJV)


LORD, during these days and the soon-coming hellish days of the 
war against Your Saints in Jesus Christ, have mercy upon us.  Give 
us resolve to walk in Your Spirit and abide in Your Vine.  May we be 
faithful Ambassadors to the end.  In Jesus Christ's holy name, amen.

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Week of 7/23-27  (B30;18)

Sincere Expressions Of Faith

But Lord, be merciful to us, for we have waited for you.  Be 
our strength each day and our salvation in times of trouble.
The enemy runs at the sound of your voice.  When you stand
up, the nations flee!   Isaiah 33:2, 3 (NLT)

Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and 
you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.  And then
many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate
one another.  Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive
many.  And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many
will grow cold.  But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 24:9-13 (NKJV)


Precious Shepherd, please guide Your needy sheep during these
most challenging times.  Supernaturally empower Your Saints in
Christ Jesus to continue loving to the end.  Help us, LORD, we
pray.  Blessed be Your holy name.  Amen

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Week of 7/30 - 8/3  (B31;18)

PRAISE From Those  You  Have Touched

For I know that the LORD  is  great, and our Lord  is  above all gods.
Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth,  in the
seas and in all deep places.  ...  Your name, O LORD,  endures  forever, 
Your fame, O LORD, throughout all generations.  For the LORD will
judge His people, and He will have compassion on His servants.
Psalm 135:5, 6, 13, 14 (NKJV)

You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power;  for
You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.
...  And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under
the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard
saying:  "Blessing and honor and glory and power  be  to Him who sits
on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!"
Revelation 4:11 ; 5:13 (NKJV)


Glorious Father God, You alone are God.  Thank You for expressing
Yourself so perfectly through Your Savior - Everlasting Father!  We 
praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ the LORD.  Thank You, too, 
for the JOY and PEACE You so graciously and abundantly impart
to Your adopted children in Your Son.  Grace us, please, with lives
which shine Your light as we keep in mind we will, one day, give
account to You.  It's through the dear name of Christ Jesus Your
Son that we bring our prayers before You.  AlleluJah

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Week of 8/6-10  (B32;18)

Responding As  God  Would Have Us Respond

And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam
became  leprous, as white as snow.  Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, 
and there she was, a leper.  So Aaron said to Moses, "Oh, my Lord!  Please
do not lay  this  sin on us, in which we have done foolishly and in which
we have sinned.  Please do not let her be as one dead, whose flesh is
half consumed when he comes out of his mother' womb!"  So Moses 
cried out to the Lord, saying, Please heal her, O God, I pray!"  
Numbers 12:10-13 ; NKJV

[ Jesus Christ speaking ... ]  "You have heard that it was said, 'You
shall love your neighbor  and hate your enemy.'  But I say to you, love
your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate
you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that
you may be sons of your Father in heaven;  for He makes His sun rise
on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?  Do not even
the tax collectors do the same?  And if you greet your brethren only, what
do you do more  than others ?  Do not even the tax collectors do so?  
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:43-48 ; NKJV


Lord God, we pray for our foes who rise up against us.  Open their
eyes we pray.  May we abide in loving, compassionate mercy toward
our dark enemies  and  may we continue praying for their change of
heart before it's too late.  Thank You for the moving of Your Spirit
which softens hearts as far as You can given Your perfect expression
of love which allows man to choose.  Balancing Your eternal Truths
(in our affirming the  full  Counsel of Your revelation to us) is so
crucial today.  May we yield to Your Spirit within us to live in 
balance as You define it.  Unto Your glory and praise we pray, amen.

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Week of 8/13-17  (B33;18)

A Crucial Mindset - Even During The End Of Days  ...

Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink;
let me be delivered from those who hate me, and 
out of the deep waters.  Let not the floodwater over-
flow me, nor let the deep swallow me up;  and let not
the pit shut its mouth on me.    Psalm 69:14, 15 ; NKJV

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common
to man;  but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be
tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation
will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to
bear it.     I Corinthians 10:13 ; NKJV


THANK YOU, Lord, that You do not allow anything to come our
way that we cannot handle as we abide in You.  May we  endure
as we partake in the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ - Son of
God, Savior.  In His name we pray.  Amen

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Week of 8/20-24  (B34;18)

JOY  In Patient Endurance

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing
that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have
its  perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
(James 1:2-4 ; NKJV) 


Father of lights, we so appreciate Your Counsel.  Thank You for fore-
warning us about trials, including both the general ones and the
ones especially pressing during the  end of days.  Allow us, we pray,
in Your mercy and grace, to walk in YOUR perspective prior to the
initial appearing of Your glorious Son.  In Jesus Christ's name we
pray, amen.

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Week of 8/27-31  (B35;18)

Oh Come Let Us  ADORE  Him ...

Give to the LORD the glory  due  His name;  bring an offering,
and come before Him.  Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of
holiness!  Tremble before Him, all the earth.  The world also is
firmly established, it shall not be moved.  Let the heavens rejoice,
and let the earth be glad;  and let them say among the nations,
"The LORD reigns."  Let the sea roar;  and all its fullness;  let
the field rejoice, and all that  is  in it.  Then the trees of the
woods shall rejoice before the LORD, for He is coming to
judge the earth.    I Chronicles 16:29-33 ; NKJV

He who is unjust, let him be unjust still;  he who is filthy, let
him be filthy still;  he who is righteous, let him be righteous still;  
he who is holy, let him be holy still.  And behold, I am coming
quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according
to his work.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the  Beginning and
the  End,  the First and the Last.  Blessed are those who do His
commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life,
and may enter through the gates into the city.  But outside  are
dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and
idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.  I, Jesus, have
sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches.  I am
the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.
And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!"  And let him who hears
say, "Come!"  And let him who thirsts come.  Whoever desires, let
him take the water of life freely.    Revelation 22:11-17 ; NKJV 


Father God, what can we say but You reign!  Thank You, oh LORD
MOST HIGH, for all that You have revealed to us in Your Word.  We
are grateful dear God Most High.  Please receive our thankgivings
and praises through Jesus Christ our Lord, for it's in His name we
come into Your glorious presence expressing these  cries of our
hearts.   Thank You Abba, for everything.  Amen

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Week of 9/3-7  (B36;18)

Continuing  In  Prayer

Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the
Lord.  And she made this vow:  "O Lord Almighty, if you will look down
upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will
give him back to you.  He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a 
sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord, his hair will never be cut."
I Samuel 1:10, 11 ; NLT

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks;  for
this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophecies.  Test all things;  hold fast what is good.
Abstain from every form of evil.     I Thes. 5:16-22 ; NKJV
(also see Luke 18:1-8)


Father, as Lord God, we are humbled that You would even be willing
to listen to our cries.  Yet, in Your loving kindness, You do.  Thank You
precious God Most High.  Thank You for loving your people in Jesus Christ
as You do.  We are grateful.  Please keep us on Your  straight and narrow
whereby our sins do not cause You to close Your ear to our expressions
of  adoration, our  confessions, our sincere  thanksgivings and our words
of  supplication.  In Christ Jesus we pray, amen.  

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Week of 9/10-14  (B37;18)

YHVH God, There Is  None  Like THEE!

Among the gods  there is  none like You, O Lord;  nor
are there any works  like Your works.  All nations whom
You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
and shall glorify Your name.  For You  are  great, and do
wondrous things;  You alone  are  God.
Psalm 86:8-10 ; NKJV

Remember the former things of old, for I  am  God, and  there is
no other;  I am  God, and  there is  none like Me, declaring the end 
from the beginning, and from ancient times  things  that are not  yet  
done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure ...'
Isaiah 46:9, 10 ; NKJV ; emphasis ours


Please  pray  your prayer of response to these precious Truths,
recalling God will indeed bring all of His prophetic declarations 
to fruition ... unto His glory and praise. 

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Week of 9/17-21  (B38;18)

Even So, Please  COME  Lord Jesus

The earth  is  the LORD's, and all its fullness; the world and those
who dwell therein.  For He has founded it upon the seas, and 
established it upon the waters.  ...  Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!  And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?  The LORD of hosts, He  is  the King of glory.
Selah          Psalm 24:1, 2, 9, 10 ; NKJV

When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with
Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.  All the nations will be
gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as
a shepherd divides  his  sheep from the goats.  And He will set the 
sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
Matthew 25:31-33 ; NKJV 


Father of glory, thank You for the double rainbow* recently!  You 
alone are glorious Creator.  We praise You for Your trustworthy
Word.  Help us understand we need to walk with You after our
initial regeneration so as to be the sheep You've called us to be.
Please make a short work of the earth;  come quickly Lord Jesus.

*  CLICK HERE  for information about another double rainbow.

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Week of 9/24-28  (B39;18)

From Everlasting To Everlasting, Thou Art  GOD

"Who  is  like You, O LORD, among the gods?  Who  is  like You,
glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?  You
stretched out Your right hand;  the earth swallowed them.  You in
Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed;
You have guided  them  in Your strength to Your holy habitation.
Exodus 15:11-13 ; NKJV

They  [ those who have the victory over the beast ]  sing the song
of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
"Great and marvelous  are  Your works, Lord God Almighty!  Just
and true  are  Your ways, O King of the saints!  Who shall not fear
You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?  For  You  alone  are  holy.
For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your
judgments have been manifested."
Revelation 15:3, 4 ; NKJV


LORD God Most High, we honor You as God alone.  May You be
blessed in and through our lives as we live as Your living sacrifices 
unto Your glory and praise.  May we be faithful Ambassadors of 
Jesus Christ Your glorious Son, in whose name we pray, amen.

 

 

4th Quarter Blogs


Week of 10/1-5  (B40;18)

Our 2018 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule  (October - December)

By God's precious grace, he has given us His Counsel of light and
life in order to navigate the worst  storm  in the history of mankind.
We  SO  encourage you to seek His instruction during these days
prior to Jesus Christ's glorious rapture gathering of His Church. 

October 1   Revelation 1
October 2   Revelation 2
...  etc.  ...
October 21   Revelation 21
October 22   Revelation 22
October 23   Psalm 23
October 24   Matthew 24
October 25   Matthew 25
October 26   Mark 13
October 27   Luke 12
October 28   Luke 17
October 29   Luke 21
October 30   I Timothy 4
October 31    II Timothy 3, 4

November 1   Psalm 51
November 2   Psalm 52
...  etc.  ...
November 29   Psalm 79
November 30   Psalm 80

December 1    Daniel 1
December 2   Daniel 2
...  etc.  ..
December 11    Daniel 11
December 12   Daniel 12
December 13   I Thes. 4
December 14   John 14
December 15   I Cor. 15
December 16   Rev. 11, 14
December 17   I Thes. 5
December 18   II Thes. 2
December 19   Joel 2, Acts 2
December 20   Isaiah 40
December 21    Isaiah 55
December 22   Psalms 1, 19
December 23   Psalm 119
December 24   Luke 3
December 25   Matthew 1
December 26   John 1
December 27   John 2
December 28   John 3
December 29   II Peter 1
December 30   II Peter 2
December 31    II Peter 3

For the word of God  is  living and powerful, and sharper than any
two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
and joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and 
intents of the heart.           (Hebrews 4:12 ; NKJV)


Oh glorious One, may Your Word which goes forth from Your
mouth bring ministry to our weary bones during the dark days
which will soon fall upon mankind.  May we Your people in Jesus
Christ Your Son be Your faithful Ambassadors to a world in great
need.  Shine Jesus shine.  We praise You holy Father and rejoice
in being able to do so as a result of the cleansing blood of Your
Lamb - Christ Jesus our Savior and Lord and through Your
Holy Spirit's moving in our lives.  Thank You precious Father.

 


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