• The Commandments And The Law _ God's Handwriting - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    The Commandments And The Law | God’s Handwriting – Spiritual Reading

    The Commandments And The Law | God’s Handwriting – Spiritual Reading. Let me call your attention to the fact that God wrote on the tables of stone at Sinai as well as one the wall of Belshazzar’s palace. These are the only messages to men that God has written with His own hand. He wrote the commandments out twice, and spoke them aloud in the hearing of Israel. If it were known that God Himself was going to speak once again to man, what eagerness and excitement there would be. For nearly nineteen hundred years He has been silent. No inspired message has been added to the Bible for nearly…

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    What Are The Incidental Proofs That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading

    What Are The Incidental Proofs That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading Incidental proofs of the deity of Jesus Christ: The six lines of proof of the Deity of Jesus Christ which I have given you leave no possibility of doubting that Jesus Christ is God, that Jesus of Nazareth is God manifest in a human person, that He is a being to be worshipped, even as God the Father is worshipped; but there are also incidental proofs of His absolute Deity which, if possible, are in some ways even more convincing than the direct assertions of His Deity. 1. Our Lord Jesus says in Matt. 11:28, “Come unto me,…

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    Choosing To Obey Jesus Even When It Is Difficult And Painful

    Choosing To Obey Jesus Even When It Is Difficult And Painful. What happens when God gives you a great blessing and then asks you to give it back to him? What do you do when Jesus asks you to do something difficult and painful? When God has been good to you and then it feels like he has suddenly stopped being good? When God has been listening to your prayers and then it seems like he has gone silent? God has blessed you with: A lovely house An awesome car A loving spouse A great job A nice piece of property Wonderful children etc Like the Apostle James tells us,…

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    Should We Worship Jesus Christ As God And Deity – Spiritual Reading

    Should We Worship Jesus Christ As God And Deity – Spiritual Reading. We are taught in so many words that Jesus Christ should be worshipped as God, both by angels and men. In numerous places in the gospels we see Jesus Christ accepting without hesitation a worship which good men and angels declined with fear, and which He Himself taught should be rendered only to God (Matt. 28:9; Luke 24:52; Mark 14:33; cf. Acts 10:25, 26; Rev. 22:8, 9, R. V.; Matt. 4:9, 10). A curious and very misleading comment is made in the margin of the American Standard Revision upon the meaning of the word translated “worship” in these passages, and that is that…

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    What Is The Importance Of Perseverance | Forbearance – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Importance Of Perseverance | Forbearance – Spiritual Reading. The Hope which filled the heart of Paul concerning the Corinthian brethren we have already seen to be full of comfort to those who trembled as to their future. But why was it that he believed that the brethren would be confirmed unto the end? I want you to notice that he gives his reasons. Here they are: God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:9). The apostle does not say, “You are faithful.” Alas! the faithfulness of man is a very unreliable affair; it is mere vanity.…

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    Was Jesus Christ A Real Human Man – Spiritual Reading

    Was Jesus Christ A Real Human Man – Spiritual Reading. “And the word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.”—John 1:14. “Who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of man; and being found in fashion as man, he emptied himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea the death of the cross.”—Phil. 2:6-8. “There is one God, one mediator also between God and men, himself man,…

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    Who Were Jesus Christ’s Earthly Parents – Spiritual Reading

    Who Were Jesus Christ’s Earthly Parents – Spiritual Reading. First of all, the Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ had a human parentage. We read in Luke 2:7, “And she (i.e., Mary) brought forth her first born Son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  Here we are told that our Lord Jesus Christ, though supernaturally conceived, was Mary’s Son. Mary was as truly His mother as God was His Father. He had a human parentage as truly as He had a divine parentage. In the first chapter of this same Gospel of Luke, in the 35th verse, we read, “And the…

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    Power Over Elements And Nature – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus

    Power Over Elements And Nature – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus. Jesus helps to calm the windstorm and tempest while in the boat with his disciples. On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said…

  • The Beautiful Relationship Between Faith, Grace And Righteousness - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    The Beautiful Relationship Between Faith, Grace And Righteousness – Spiritual Reading

    The Beautiful Relationship Between Faith, Grace And Righteousness – Spiritual Reading. “By grace are ye saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). I think it well to turn a little to one side that I may ask my reader to observe adoringly the fountain-head of our salvation, which is the grace of God. “By grace are ye saved.” Because God is gracious, therefore sinful men are forgiven, converted, purified, and saved. It is not because of anything in them, or that ever can be in them, that they are saved; but because of the boundless love, goodness, pity, compassion, mercy, and grace of God. Tarry a moment, then, at the well-head. Behold…

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    Simple Phrases To Help You Honor And Glorify Jesus – Praise And Worship

    Simple Phrases To Help You Honor And Glorify Jesus – Praise And Worship. Jesus Is Faithful Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:17 Jesus Is Perfect And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, 10 called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” Hebrews 5:9-10 Jesus Is Obedient And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death,…

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    Those Blessings Are Sweetest That Are Won With Prayer And Worn With Thanks – Prayer Quotes

    Those Blessings Are Sweetest That Are Won With Prayer And Worn With Thanks – Prayer Quotes. “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”  Corrie Ten Boom “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”  Abraham Lincoln “Every time, before you intercede, worship God in His glory, and be quiet first. Think of what joys to hear the prayers of His people, and can perform. Think of privilege and your place and expect good things!”  Andrew Murray “Prayer isn’t learned in a…

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    You Can Live A Life Of Prosperity And Freedom Because Jesus Already Paid The Price

    You Can Live A Life Of Prosperity And Freedom Because Jesus Already Paid The Price. Jesus was tempted and he overcame sin so that you can overcome and triumph over temptation.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 Jesus was oppressed and afflicted so that you can experience freedom and liberty. He was oppressed and He was afflicted,Yet He opened not His mouth;He was…

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    How Are Men Justified – Works Or Atonement – Spiritual Reading

    How Are Men Justified – Works Or Atonement – Spiritual Reading. In general there are two opposing views of justification: one that men are justified by their own works, i.e., on the ground of something which they do themselves. This view may be variously expressed. The good works that men speak of as a ground of their justification may be their good moral conduct, or their keeping the Golden Rule, or something of that sort. Or they may be works of religion, such as doing penance, saying prayers, joining the church, going to church, being baptised, or partaking of the Lord’s Supper, or the performance of some other religious duties.…

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    What Is Justification By Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Justification By Faith – Spiritual Reading. The first thing for us to understand clearly is what justification is. It is at this point that many go astray in their study of this great truth. There are two fundamentally different definitions of the meaning of the words “justify” and “justification.” The one definition of Justify is, to make righteous, and of Justification, the being made righteous. The other definition of “justify” is, to reckon, declare, or show to be righteous, and of “justification,” the being declared or reckoned righteous. On these two different definitions two different schools of thought depart from one another. Which is the true definition? The way to settle the…

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    What Is The Extent Of Justification In Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Extent Of Justification In Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. To what extent is a man who believes in the Lord Jesus justified? This question is very plainly answered and wonderfully answered, and gloriously answered in Acts 13:38, 39, “Be it known unto you therefore, brethren, that through this man is proclaimed unto you remission of sins: and by him every one that believeth is justified from all things, from which he could not be justified by the law of Moses.”  These words very plainly declare to us that every believer in Jesus Christ is justified “from all things.” In other words, the old account against the believer is all…

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    What Is Your Confirmation Of Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Your Confirmation Of Faith – Spiritual Reading. I want you to notice the security which Paul confidently expected for all the saints. He says–“Who shall confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This is the kind of confirmation which is above all things to be desired. You see it supposes that the persons are right, and it proposes to confirm them in the right. It would be an awful thing to confirm a man in ways of sin and error. Think of a confirmed drunkard, or a confirmed thief, or a confirmed liar. It would be a…

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    What Is The New Birth | Regeneration | Being Born Again – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The New Birth | Regeneration | Being Born Again – Spiritual Reading. Many speak of the New Birth or of Regeneration without any definite conception of just what the New Birth is, and so are never sure whether they themselves have been born again or not. As plain and clear a definition of the New Birth as we can find in the Word of God is given in 2 Pet. 1:4, “Whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust.”  From these words of Peter it…

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    What Are The Results Of The New Birth And What Follow’s When One Is Born Again – Spiritual Reading

    What Are The Results Of The New Birth And What Follow’s When One Is Born Again – Spiritual Reading. 1. The first of these results is found in:  1 Cor. 6:19, where we read: “Know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have from God?” These words were spoken to believers, to regenerated men, and they plainly tell us that when one is born again, the Holy Spirit comes to take up His permanent dwelling in the man and that the man who is born again thus becomes a temple of the Holy Spirit. It is true that we may not always be…

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    What Is The Importance Of The New Birth | Regeneration | Being Born Again – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Importance Of The New Birth | Regeneration | Being Born Again – Spiritual Reading. For just a few moments let us look at the necessity of the New Birth. This is set forth in one of our texts and in the verses following, 1 John 3:5, 6: “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.”  We see here that the New Birth is a universal necessity, and we see why it is a…

  • Is God A Spiritual Entity Or A Physical Entity - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Is God A Spiritual Entity Or A Physical Entity – Spiritual Reading

    Is God A Spiritual Entity Or A Physical Entity – Spiritual Reading. First of all “God is Spirit.” This we read in our first text: John 4:24, “God is Spirit.” You will note that in your Bible, both the Authorised and Revised Versions, you read, “God is a Spirit.” But there is no indefinite article in the Greek language, and wherever it is necessary in the English translation to fit the English idiom, it has to be supplied, and it is supplied, in this case. But there is really no reason for supplying it here any more than there is for supplying it in 1 John 4:8 and translating, “God is a Love,” or in 1 John 1:5…

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    What Is The Lake Of Fire In Hell Like – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Lake Of Fire In Hell Like – Spiritual Reading. Is the lake of fire a place of conscious torment, or is it a place of annihilation, i.e A place of non-existence or is it a place of non conscious existence? There is one other question that remains to be answered, and that is, is the lake of fire a place of conscious torment, or is it a place of annihilation, i.e., a place of non-existence, or is it a place of non-conscious existence? There are those who believe in a literal hell, but they do not believe that those who are consigned to it will consciously suffer there…

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    What Is The Importance Of Setting Standards And Balances – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Importance Of Setting Standards And Balances – Spiritual Reading. In the fifth chapter of Daniel we read the history of King Belshazzar. One chapter tells us all we know about him. One short sight of his career is all we have. He burst in upon the scene and then disappears. THE EASTERN FEAST. We are told that he made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before them. In those days a feast would sometimes last for six months in Eastern countries. How long this feast had been going on we are not told, but in the midst of it, he “commanded…

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    Are Hell And Hades The Same Place – Spiritual Reading

    Are Hell And Hades The Same Place – Spiritual Reading. Hell and Hades are not the same. First of all, in order to clear the way for the study of what Jesus says on this subject, let me call your attention to the fact that Hell and Hades are not the same. There are numerous places in the Authorised Version where we find the word “Hell” but where that word does not occur in the Revised Version, and where the word “Hades” is substituted for the word “Hell.” The Revised Version is right at that point, as every Greek scholar knows. Hades is not Hell. “Hades” is the Greek equivalent of…

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    What Is The Relationship Between God And The World And The Men He Created – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Relationship Between God And The World And The Men He Created – Spiritual Reading. We turn now to a consideration of the present relation of this Personal God presented to us in the Bible, to the world He has created and to the men whom He has created. 1. In the first place we find that God sustains, governs and cares for the world He has created. He shapes the whole present history of the world. This comes out again and again. A few illustrations must suffice. We read in Ps. 104:27-30: “These wait all for thee, that thou mayest give them their food in due season. (28) Thou givest unto them,…

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    What Do You Think Of The Christ | The Deity Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Do You Think Of The Christ | The Deity Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. “Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, What think ye of the Christ? Whose son is He?”—Matt. 22:41, 42. The question that our Lord Jesus here puts to the Pharisees is the most fundamental question concerning Christian thought and faith that can be put to anybody in any age. Jesus Christ Himself is the centre of Christianity, so the most fundamental questions of faith are those that concern the person of Christ. If a man really holds right views concerning the person of Jesus Christ he will sooner or…

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    Is Jesus Perfect And Infinite In All Power, His Intellectual And Moral Attributes – Spiritual Reading

    Is Jesus Perfect And Infinite In All Power, His Intellectual And Moral Attributes – Spiritual Reading. The next thing to be noted about the Christian conception of God is, that God is perfect and infinite in all His intellectual and moral attributes and in power. 1. First of all, fix your attention upon our first text: “God is Light”  (1 John 1:5). These three words form a marvellously beautiful and overwhelmingly impressive statement of the truth. They set forth the Absolute Holiness and Perfect Wisdom of God. The words need rather to be meditated upon than to be expounded. “In Him is no darkness at all.” That is to say, in Him is no…

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    Is There One God Or More | The Trinity – Spiritual Reading

    Is There One God Or More | The Trinity – Spiritual Reading. One more fact about the Christian conception of God remains to be mentioned and that is: There is but one God. The Unity of God comes out again and again in both the Old Testament and the New. For example, we read in Deut. 4:35: “Jehovah he is God. There is none else beside him.”  And in Deut. 6:4 we read: “Hear O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.” Turning to the New Testament in 1 Tim. 2:5 we read: “There is one God, one mediator also between God and man, himself man, Christ Jesus.” And in Mark 12:29 our Lord Jesus Himself says: “Hear O Israel, the…

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    Go And Marry A Promiscuous Wife – Marriage Bible Verses

    Go And Marry A Promiscuous Wife – Marriage Bible Verses. Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. 11 But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. 12 And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” Mark 10:11-12 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered…

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    Why Are Christians And Believers Saved By Faith – Spiritual Reading

    Why Are Christians And Believers Saved By Faith – Spiritual Reading. Why is faith selected as the channel of salvation? No doubt this inquiry is often made. “By grace are ye saved through faith,” is assuredly the doctrine of Holy Scripture, and the ordinance of God; but why is it so? Why is faith selected rather than hope, or love, or patience? It becomes us to be modest in answering such a question, for God’s ways are not always to be understood; nor are we allowed presumptuously to question them. Humbly we would reply that, as far as we can tell, faith has been selected as the channel of grace,…

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    How Can You Illustrate Faith – Spiritual Reading

    How Can You Illustrate Faith – Spiritual Reading. To make the matter of faith clearer still, I will give you a few illustrations. Though the Holy Spirit alone can make my reader see, it is my duty and my joy to furnish all the light I can, and to pray the divine Lord to open blind eyes. Oh that my reader would pray the same prayer for himself! The faith which saves has its analogies in the human frame. It is the eye which looks. By the eye we bring into the mind that which is far away; we can bring the sun and the far-off stars into the mind…

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    What Is Being Saved By Grace Through Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Being Saved By Grace Through Faith – Spiritual Reading. What Is this faith concerning which it is said, “By grace are ye saved, through faith?” There are many descriptions of faith; but almost all the definitions I have met with have made me understand it less than I did before I saw them. The Negro said, when he read the chapter, that he would confound it; and it is very likely that he did so, though he meant to expound it. We may explain faith till nobody understands it. I hope I shall not be guilty of that fault. Faith is the simplest of all things, and perhaps…

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    What Is The Fact Of The Resurrection Of The Body Of Christ And Our Bodies – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Fact Of The Resurrection Of The Body Of Christ And Our Bodies – Spiritual Reading. Turn first, please, to II Tim. 2:8, “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel.” Here Paul explicitly declares that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead according to the gospel which he preached. Now what was raised? Certainly not His soul. That did not die. Turning to Acts 2:27-31, we find that the soul of the Lord Jesus went into Hades, the abode of the dead. These are Peter’s words, spoken on the day of Pentecost, there recorded, “Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto…

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    What Will Be The Character Of Our Resurrection Bodies – Spiritual Reading

    What Will Be The Character Of Our Resurrection Bodies – Spiritual Reading. 1. First of all, we know that the body which is raised will not be exactly the same body that it was when it was laid in the grave. This appears from I Cor. 15:35-38: “But some will say, how are the dead raised? And with what manner of body do they come? Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened, except it die: and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not in the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind; but God giveth it a body even…

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    Is The Lake Of Fire In Hell, Real And Literal Fire – Spiritual Reading

    Is The Lake Of Fire In Hell, Real And Literal Fire – Spiritual Reading. This is not so vital a question as the question, is there a literal hell, but nevertheless it is an important question, and I believe the question is plainly answered in the Bible, and plainly answered by Jesus Christ Himself.  To turn again to the passage already referred to, Matt. 5:22, we read: “But I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger…

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    When Will The Resurrection Of The Body Take Place – Spiritual Reading

    When Will The Resurrection Of The Body Take Place – Spiritual Reading. There remains but one question to be considered and we can deal with that very briefly. That question is, when will the resurrection of the body take place? This question is plainly answered time and again in the Bible. For example, it is answered in Phil. 3:20, 21: “For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.” …

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    When Does Sanctification And Being Set Apart Take Place – Spiritual Reading

    When Does Sanctification And Being Set Apart Take Place – Spiritual Reading. We now come to the question about which there has been the most discussion, the most differences of opinion, the most controversy. When does sanctification take place? If we will go to our Bibles to get the answer to the question there need be no difference of opinion. There are three parts to the answer. 1. The first part of the answer is found in:  I Cor. 1:2, “Unto the Church of God, which is at Corinth, even them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that call upon the name of our Lord Jesus…

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    Is The Devil Real And Does He Exist – Spiritual Reading

    Is The Devil Real And Does He Exist – Spiritual Reading. The first point to make clear is that there is a Devil. This is plain from our first text, John 8:44: “The Devil. . . .is.” The whole verse reads: “Ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do: He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.”  These are the words of Jesus Christ. With any one who has any right to call himself a Christian,…

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    What Are The Results Of The Atoning Death Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Are The Results Of The Atoning Death Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. 1. The first result of the atoning death of Jesus Christ is that a propitiation is provided for the whole world. We read in 1 John 2:2, “He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.” This plainly means that by the death of Jesus Christ a basis is provided upon which God can deal in mercy and does deal in mercy with the whole world. All of God’s dealings in mercy with any man are on the ground of Christ’s death. Only on the ground of Christ’s death could God…

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    What Is The Existence, Nature, Character, Work And Destiny Of The Devil – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Existence, Nature, Character, Work And Destiny Of The Devil – Spiritual Reading. 1 John 3:8: “The Devil Sinneth.” The Bible doctrine concerning the Devil, his Existence, Nature, Character, Work and Destiny is a fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith, and is of vital importance. The teaching of the Bible on this subject is not a mere matter of theory or dogma. It is a matter of most practical every day importance. Experience shows that if men are in error in regard to this subject, they are pretty sure to be in error on other questions that are fundamental. When men and women begin to question the existence of a…

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    What Is Sanctification And Being Set Apart – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Sanctification And Being Set Apart – Spiritual Reading. In the first place let me make it clear that, Sanctification is not the “Baptism with the Holy Spirit.” The two are constantly confused. There is an intimate relation between the two, but they are not at all one and the same thing; and only confusion and misconception can arise from confounding two experiences which God keeps separate. That Sanctification is not the baptism with the Holy Spirit and that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is not Sanctification, will become clear as we proceed and find out from a study of the Bible just what Sanctification is. In the second place,…

  • How Can You Be Sanctified And Set Apart - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    How Can You Be Sanctified And Set Apart – Spiritual Reading

    How Can You Be Sanctified And Set Apart – Spiritual Reading. 1. The first part of the answer is found in our text of this chapter:  I Thess. 5:23, “And the God of Peace himself sanctify you wholly and may your Spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” It appears from this verse that God sanctifies men, and Sanctification is God’s work. Both the separation of men from sin and their separation unto God, is God’s work. As it was God who in the old dispensation set apart the first-born of Israel unto Himself, so it is God who in the new dispensation…

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    How To Be Victorious And Triumph Over The Devil – Spiritual Reading

    How To Be Victorious And Triumph Over The Devil – Spiritual Reading. Now just for a few moments let me show you from the Word of God, how, in practical every day life, to get the victory over the Devil. There are four things to be borne in mind. 1. Read first: James 4:7, “Be subject therefore unto God: but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” This teaches us that, we are first of all to surrender to God and then to resist the Devil and that, if we do resist him, for all his cunning and power, he will flee from us. Although the Devil is strong, it is ours…

  • But Yet A Tenth Will Be In It, And Will Return And Be For Consuming - Tithe Bible Verses Blog Post Banner Image

    But Yet A Tenth Will Be In It, And Will Return And Be For Consuming – Tithe Bible Verses

    But Yet A Tenth Will Be In It, And Will Return And Be For Consuming – Tithe Bible Verses. And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord. Leviticus 27:30 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,That there may be food in My house,And try Me now in this,”Says the Lord of hosts,“If I will not open for you the windows of heavenAnd pour out for you such blessingThat there will not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10 And indeed those who are of the sons of…

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    How Does God Justify The Ungodly And The Unrighteousness – Spiritual Reading

    How Does God Justify The Ungodly And The Unrighteousness – Spiritual Reading. You will find the text in the Epistle to the Romans, in the fourth chapter and the fifth verse:To him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. I call your attention to those words, “Him that justifieth the ungodly.” They seem to me to be very wonderful words. Are you not surprised that there should be such an expression as that in the Bible, “That justifieth the ungodly?” I have heard that men that hate the doctrines of the cross bring it as a charge against God, that…

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    Can The Righteous Be Justified By Faith – Spiritual Reading

    Can The Righteous Be Justified By Faith – Spiritual Reading. We have seen the ungodly justified, and have considered the great truth, that only God can justify any man; we now come a step further and make the inquiry-How can a just God justify guilty men? Here we are met with a full answer in the words of Paul, in Romans 3:21-26. We will read six verses from the chapter so as to get the run of the passage: “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ…

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    What Can One Do To Get Born Again And Get Saved – Spiritual Reading

    What Can One Do To Get Born Again And Get Saved – Spiritual Reading. The question, therefore, confronts each one of you, Have you been born again? There is no more important question that you could possibly face. Face it in these pages and don’t dodge it. And that brings us to the immediately practical question, How are men born again, or what must any one here to-day, who is not born again, do in order to be born again right here this morning? This question also is plainly answered in the Word of [God; and I can give you the answer in a very few minutes and give it so…

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    What Happens When You Become Born Again And Regenerated – Spiritual Reading

    What Happens When You Become Born Again And Regenerated – Spiritual Reading. “Regeneration and the Holy Spirit. Ye must be born again.” This word of our Lord Jesus has appeared to flame in the way of many, like the drawn sword of the cherub at the gate of Paradise. They have despaired, because this change is beyond their utmost effort. The new birth is from above, and therefore it is not in the creature’s power. Now, it is far from my mind to deny, or ever to conceal, a truth in order to create a false comfort. I freely admit that the new birth is supernatural, and that it cannot…

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    What Is The Proof For The Personality Of The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Proof For The Personality Of The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading. There are four separate and distinct lines of proof of the Personality of the Holy Spirit. 1. The first line of proof of the Personality of the Holy Spirit is that all the distinctive marks or characteristics of personality are ascribed to the Holy Spirit in the Bible. What are the distinctive characteristics of personality? Knowledge, feeling and will. Any being who knows and feels and wills is a person. Oftentimes when you say that the Holy Spirit is a person, people understand you to mean that the Holy Spirit has hands and feet and fingers and…

  • Is The Work Of The Holy Spirit In Apostles And Prophets Different From His Work In Other People - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Is The Work Of The Holy Spirit In Apostles And Prophets Different From His Work In Other People – Spiritual Reading

    Is The Work Of The Holy Spirit In Apostles And Prophets Different From His Work In Other People – Spiritual Reading. The first thing that the Bible teaches on this point and claims for itself is, that the work of the Holy Spirit in apostles and prophets, in the various [human authors of the different books of the Bible, differs from His work in other men, even in other believers in Christ. It teaches that the Holy Spirit imparts to apostles and prophets an especial gift for an especial purpose. We find this clearly taught in 1 Cor. 12:4, 8-11, 28, 29, where we read, “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same…

  • The God Of The Bible As Distinguished From The God Of Christian Science And The God Of Modern Philosophy – Spiritual Reading

    The God Of The Bible As Distinguished From The God Of Christian Science And The God Of Modern Philosophy – Spiritual Reading. I have three texts: John 4:24: “God is Spirit.” 1 John 1:5: “God is Light.” 1 John 4:8, 16: “God is Love.” These three texts give three of the most remarkable statements that were ever uttered and set before us in the clearest possible way the Christian conception of God as distinguished from every other conception of God. The Christian Scientists constantly quote one of our texts: “God is Love.” In fact they quote it more than almost any other passage in the Bible, but they do not mean at all by “God is Love” what 1 John…

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    What Is The Importance Of The Doctrine Of The Personality Of The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Importance Of The Doctrine Of The Personality Of The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading. 1. The Doctrine of the Personality of the Holy Spirit is of the highest importance from the standpoint of worship.  If the Holy Spirit is a person and a Divine Person, and He is, and if we do not know Him as such, if we think of the Holy Spirit only as an impersonal influence or power, then we are robbing a Divine Person of the worship which is His due, and the love which is His due, and the confidence and surrender and obedience which are His due. And may I stop at…

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    Christian Songs And Music By Dolly Parton – Praise And Worship

    Christian Songs And Music By Dolly Parton – Praise And Worship. Album: I Believe Tracks Believe  Heaven’s Just a Prayer Away  Golden Streets of Glory  Wings of a Dove  How Great Thou Art  Yes I See God  The Master’s Hand  Lord Hold My Hand  I’ll Keep Climbing  Book of Life Album: The Gospel Collection Tracks God’s Coloring Book Sacred Memories Comin’ for to Carry Me Home How Great Thou Art Golden Streets of Glory I Believe Preacher Tom The Seeker Would You Know Him (If You Saw Him) Wings of a Dove The Master’s Hand Everything Is Beautiful (In Its Own Way) Daddy Was an Old Time Preacher Man – Porter Wagoner…

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    Is God A Person – Spiritual Reading

    Is God A Person – Spiritual Reading. The next thing that the Bible teaches about God is that God is a person. That is to say He is a being who knows, feels, loves, hears prayer, speaks, acts, a being who acts intelligently upon us and upon whom we can act. While God is in all things, He is a personality distinct from the persons and things in which He is, which He has created. The Bible, both in the Old and New Testaments is full of this vital conception of “a living God” as distinguished from the mere cold abstraction of “The Absolute,” or “The Infinite,” or “The Supreme Being,” or “The…

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    Was Jesus Christ Subject To Human Limitations – Spiritual Reading

    Was Jesus Christ Subject To Human Limitations – Spiritual Reading. But the reality and completeness of our Lord’s human nature comes out not only in the fact that He had a human parentage and a human body: we are also clearly taught that, while as God he possessed all the attributes and exercised all the offices of Deity, as a man He was subject to human limitations. 1. He was subject to the physical limitations which are essential to humanity:  In John 4:6 we read that Jesus Christ was weary. The words are “Jesus, therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.” But God…

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    You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Finishing Your Journey Of Faith | Here Is Why – Spiritual Reading

    You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Finishing Your Journey Of Faith | Here Is Why – Spiritual Reading. A Dark fear haunts the minds of many who are coming to Christ; they are afraid that they shall not persevere to the end. I have heard the seeker say: “If I were to cast my soul upon Jesus, yet peradventure I should after all draw back into perdition. I have had good feelings before now, and they have died away. My goodness has been as the morning cloud, and as the early dew. It has come on a sudden, lasted for a season, promised much, and then vanished away.” I…

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    What Was The Human Relationship Of Jesus Christ To God – Spiritual Reading

    What Was The Human Relationship Of Jesus Christ To God – Spiritual Reading. The completeness of the humanity of Jesus Christ comes out in still another matter, and that is, the relation that He bore to God as a man was the relation of a man, so that God was His God. He himself says to Mary in John 20:17, “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.”  The evident meaning of this is that Jesus Christ’s relation to God, the Father, was the relation…

  • Who Is The Real Speaker In Prophetic Utterances _ The Holy Spirit Or The Prophet - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Who Is The Real Speaker In Prophetic Utterances | The Holy Spirit Or The Prophet – Spiritual Reading

    Who Is The Real Speaker In Prophetic Utterances | The Holy Spirit Or The Prophet – Spiritual Reading. The thing that the Bible teaches regarding the Inspiration of the Prophets and the Apostles and their utterances, is that the Holy Spirit was the real speaker in the prophetic utterances, that what was said or written was the Holy Spirit’s Word that was upon the Apostle’s tongue, and not the word of the Prophet or Apostle. This is said in the Bible in so many words, over and over again. For example, in Heb. 3:7 we read: “Wherefore, even as the Holy Spirit saith, To-day if ye shall hear His voice, harden not your hearts,…

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    Do Prophets Speak Words From God Or They Utter Their Own Thoughts – Spiritual Reading

    Do Prophets Speak Words From God Or They Utter Their Own Thoughts – Spiritual Reading. The thing that the Bible makes perfectly clear is, that not one single prophetic utterance was of the prophet’s own will (i.e., it was not in any sense merely what he wished to say), but in every instance the Prophet spoke from God, and the Prophet was carried along in the prophetic utterance by the Holy Spirit, regardless of his own will or thought. We find this stated practically in so many words in 2 Pet. 1:21 where we read: “For no prophecy (literally, not a prophecy) ever came (literally, was brought) by the will of man; but men spake from God being moved (literally,…

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    What Was The Human And Physical Nature Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Was The Human And Physical Nature Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. But not only did Jesus Christ have a human parentage, He had a human physical nature, a human body. This comes out in the first of our texts, “The Word Became Flesh,” and in Hebrews 2:14 we are taught “Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also (i.e., our Lord Jesus also) himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to naught him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”  Words could not make it plainer that our Lord Jesus had a real human body, a real human physical nature. Indeed,…

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    A Patient Person Shows Great Understanding – Patience Bible Verses

    A Patient Person Shows Great Understanding – Patience Bible Verses. We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, 4 knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; 6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy…

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    Why Did Jesus Christ Shed His Blood And Die – Spiritual Reading

    Why Did Jesus Christ Shed His Blood And Die – Spiritual Reading. 1. First of all, the Bible distinctly and repeatedly tells us by direct statement, and by countless typical reference in the Old Testament, that He died as a vicarious offering for sin; that is, that He, an absolutely perfect, righteous one, who [deserved to live, died in the place of unjust men who deserved to die. For example, we read in Isa. 53:5, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” And in the eighth verse we read, “By oppression and judgment He was taken…

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    Why Was Jesus Christ’s Death Necessary And Important – Spiritual Reading

    Why Was Jesus Christ’s Death Necessary And Important – Spiritual Reading. The first thing that the Bible plainly teaches on this question is the absolute necessity and fundamental importance of the death of Jesus Christ, the absolute necessity and fundamental importance of the shedding of His blood. The tendency of our day in Unitarian circles, and in orthodox circles that have been leavened by the corrupting leaven of Unitarianism, is to minimise the importance of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. The tendency is to make His life and character, His teaching and leadership, the main thing. Christian Science even goes so far as to deny the fact of His…

  • Were The Revelations Made To The Prophets By The Holy Spirit Independent Of Their Thinking - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Were The Revelations Made To The Prophets By The Holy Spirit Independent Of Their Thinking – Spiritual Reading

    Were The Revelations Made To The Prophets By The Holy Spirit Independent Of Their Thinking – Spiritual Reading. The third thing that the Bible makes perfectly clear as to the inspiration of the Prophets and Apostles is, that the revelation made by God through His Holy Spirit to the Prophets was independent of the Prophets’ own thinking, that it was made to them by the Spirit of Christ which was in them, and that they themselves oftentimes did not thoroughly understand the full meaning of what the Spirit was saying through them, and that what they said was a subject of diligent search and inquiry to their own mind as to…

  • God's Doctrine Of Atonement Vs Unitarian And Christian Science Doctrines Of The Atonement - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    God’s Doctrine Of Atonement Vs Unitarian And Christian Science Doctrines Of The Atonement – Spiritual Reading

    God’s Doctrine Of Atonement Vs Unitarian And Christian Science Doctrines Of The Atonement – Spiritual Reading. And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. Hebrews 9:22 One of the most fundamental, central and vital doctrines of the Christian faith is the Christian doctrine of the Atonement. Without the Bible Doctrine of the Atonement you have no Christianity, but the Devil’s substitute for Christianity. Without the Bible Doctrine of the Atonement you have no real gospel, but an utterly false and soul-destroying philosophy. In speaking on the doctrine of the Deity of Christ I said: “If a man…

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    Disguises And Choosing Humility Over Pride – Lessons From Abraham’s Lie

    Disguises And Choosing Humility Over Pride – Lessons From Abraham’s Lie Abraham lied about Sarah being his wife and he called her his sister to the Egyptians.  Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11. As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well…

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    What Is The Distinction Between God The Father, God The Son And God The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Distinction Between God The Father, God The Son And God The Holy Spirit – Spiritual Reading. But now we come to the question, Is the Holy Spirit a distinct personality from the Father and from the Son? He might be a person, as we have clearly seen that He is, and He might be a divine person, as we have just seen that He is, and at the same time He might be only the same person who manifested Himself at times as the Father and at other times as the Son, and in that case there would not be three divine Persons in the Godhead, but…

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    It Is The Passover Sacrifice Of The Lord – Passover Bible Verses

    It Is The Passover Sacrifice Of The Lord – Passover Bible Verses. And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover. Exodus 12:11 And it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ 27 that you shall say, It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.’ ” So the people bowed their heads and worshiped. 28…

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    What Is The Proof That The Holy Spirit Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Proof That The Holy Spirit Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading. The deity of the Holy Spirit: We take up first the question of the Deity of the Holy Spirit. The fact that the Holy Spirit is a person does not prove that He is divine. There are spirits who are persons but who are not God. There are five distinct lines of proof of the Deity of the Holy Spirit, that the Holy Spirit is God. 1. The first line of proof of the Deity of the Holy Spirit is that each of the four distinctively Divine attributes are ascribed to the Holy Spirit in the Bible.…

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    What Divine Offices Predict The Divinity And Deity Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Divine Offices Predict The Divinity And Deity Of Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. There are seven distinctively divine offices. That is to say, there are seven things that God alone can do, and each one of these seven distinctively Divine offices are ascribed to Jesus Christ. The seven distinctively Divine offices are: Creation, Preservation, Forgiveness of Sin, the Raising of the Dead, the Transformation of Bodies, Judgment, and the Bestowal of Eternal Life, and each of these is ascribed to Jesus Christ. Creation is ascribed to Him. In Heb. 1:10 these words are spoken to our Lord: “And thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the…

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    Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind – Patience Bible Verses

    Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind – Patience Bible Verses. For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. Luke 8:15  So that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy…

  • For As A Young Man Marries A Virgin, So Shall Your Sons Marry You - Marriage Bible Verses Blog Post Banner Image

    For As A Young Man Marries A Virgin, So Shall Your Sons Marry You – Marriage Bible Verses

    For As A Young Man Marries A Virgin, So Shall Your Sons Marry You – Marriage Bible Verses. For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you;And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you. Isaiah 62:5 Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. Romans 7:4 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever…

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    Questions And Answers About The Passover

    Questions And Answers About The Passover. What Passover is all about? Passover is one of the most important religious festivals in the Jewish calendar. Jews celebrate the Feast of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) to commemorate the liberation of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses. BBC  What is the significance of Passover? Passover is one of the most important religious festivals in the Jewish calendar. Jews celebrate the Feast of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) to commemorate the liberation of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses. BBC  When did we start celebrating Passover? Passover starts on the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar and lasts for 7…

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    Marriage Is Honorable Among All – Marriage Bible Verses

    Marriage Is Honorable Among All – Marriage Bible Verses. “Furthermore it has been said, Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery. Matthew 5:31-32 Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. 11 But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:10-11…

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    Be Patient In Affliction – Patience Bible Verses

    Be Patient In Affliction – Patience Bible Verses. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:11-12 And you will be hated by all for My name’s…

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    For Indeed Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed For Us – Passover Bible Verses

    For Indeed Christ, Our Passover, Was Sacrificed For Us – Passover Bible Verses. Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn…

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    I Want Younger Women To Marry – Marriage Bible Verses

    I Want Younger Women To Marry – Marriage Bible Verses. “Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. Jeremiah 3:14 But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry. 1 Corinthians 7:36 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. Matthew 22:30 “If a…

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    What Are The Similarities Between Jesus Christ And Jehovah God – Spiritual Reading

    What Are The Similarities Between Jesus Christ And Jehovah God – Spiritual Reading. Statements which in the Old Testament are made distinctly of Jehovah, God, are taken in the New Testament to refer to Jesus Christ. We have not time to illustrate this at length, but will give but one illustration where many might be given. In Jer. 11:20 the prophet says, “But, O Lord of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.”  Here the prophet distinctly says that it is Jehovah of Hosts who judgest and triest the reins and the heart. And in the 17th chapter and…

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    What Names And Titles Prove That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading

    What Names And Titles Prove That Jesus Christ Is God And Divine – Spiritual Reading. There are many names and titles clearly implying deity are used of Jesus Christ in the Bible, some of them over and over again, the total number of passages reaching far into the hundreds. Of course, I can give you only a few illustrations. Turn with me first of all to Rev. 1:17, “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as one dead. And he laid his right hand upon me saying, Fear not; I am the first and the last.”  The context shows clearly that our Lord Jesus was the speaker, and here our Lord…

  • Is Jesus Christ Omnipotent _ Omniscient _ Omnipresent _ Eternal And Immutable - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Is Jesus Christ Omnipotent | Omniscient | Omnipresent | Eternal And Immutable – Spiritual Reading

    Is Jesus Christ Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Eternal, And Immutable – Spiritual Reading. All the five distinctively Divine attributes are ascribed to Jesus Christ, and “all the fulness of the Godhead” is said to dwell in Him. There are five distinctively Divine attributes, that is five attributes that God alone possesses. These are Omnipotence, Omniscience, Omnipresence, Eternity, and Immutability. Each one of these distinctively Divine attributes are ascribed to Jesus Christ. First of all, omnipotence is ascribed to Jesus Christ. Not only are we taught that Jesus had power over disease and death and winds and sea and demons, that they were all subject to His word, and that He is…

  • Therefore I Desire That The Younger Widows Marry - Marriage Bible Verses Blog Post Banner Image

    Therefore I Desire That The Younger Widows Marry – Marriage Bible Verses

    Therefore I Desire That The Younger Widows Marry – Marriage Bible Verses. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you. 1 Corinthians 7:28 A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. 40 But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment—and I think I also have the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 7:39-40 Yet you ask, “For…

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    How Long Is Future Suffering And Punishment In Hell – Spiritual Reading

    How Long Is Future Suffering And Punishment In Hell – Spiritual Reading. What the bible teaches regarding the endlessness of future punishment. To find out exactly what the Bible teaches as to the endlessness of future punishment let us turn first of all to the words of our Lord Jesus Himself in Matt.25:46 (R. V.), “And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.”  The first question that confronts us in studying this passage is what the word aionios (aionion) which is here translated “eternal” means. The best Greek-English dictionary of the New Testament is Thayer’s. In this dictionary Thayer after a careful study of the word, its derivation and…

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    Casting Out Demons And Unclean Spirits – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus

    Casting Out Demons And Unclean Spirits – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus. Jesus casts the demons out of a mute man and sets him free. While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. 33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” Matthew 9:32-33 Jesus casts the unclean spirits out of a demon possessed, blind, mute man and sets him free. Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him,…

  • For A Happy And Successful Marriage That Will Last And Survive The Storms Of Life You Need This – The Vintage Woman Blog Post Banner Image

    For A Happy And Successful Marriage That Will Last And Survive The Storms Of Life You Need This – The Vintage Woman

    For A Happy And Successful Marriage That Will Last And Survive The Storms Of Life You Need This – The Vintage Woman. You can have a fulfilling and happy marriage even in today’s world. You can have a healthy and successful marriage in today’s atmosphere’s filled with divorce and separation. You simply need to base your marriage on the architect of marriage. The person who doesn’t think it is right for man or for woman to be alone. The one who believes that human being’s need support systems, family, relationships and marriage. And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him…

  • Will All Men Be Saved And Brought To Repentance - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Will All Men Be Saved And Brought To Repentance – Spiritual Reading

    Will All Men Be Saved And Brought To Repentance – Spiritual Reading. There are several passages of Scripture which those who believe that all men will ultimately repent and be brought to accept Christ and thus saved, urge against what seems to be the plain teaching of the passages we have been studying. The first of these is: 1 Peter 3:18-20: “Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, that aforetime were disobedient, when the longsuffering…

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    Is Suffering And Punishment In Hell Eternal – Spiritual Reading

    Is Suffering And Punishment In Hell Eternal – Spiritual Reading. Is future punishment everlasting? Jesus Christ plainly taught that there was to be a literal hell and that this hell would be a place of conscious suffering, suffering far beyond that experienced by any one here in this present life, but we are faced by another question of great importance, Is this future, conscious suffering of the impenitent to be endless? All You Want to Know About Hell: Three Christian Views of God?s Final Solution to the Problem of SinKindle Edition By Steve Gregg. There are many who believe in future punishment of a very severe and awful character, and who indeed…

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    Questions And Answers About The Sabbath | Shabbat | 7th Day Of The Week

    Questions And Answers About The Sabbath | Shabbat | 7th Day Of The Week. What does the word Sabbath literally mean? The word “sanctified” in verse 3 comes from the root qadash, which literally means“to set apart as holy.” The first place the word “Sabbath” (from the Hebrew verb shabbat, meaning “to rest from labor”; the day of rest) is used for the seventh day, is in Exodus 16:23. Wikibooks  “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your…

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    Why Democrats And Liberals Should Stop Insulting, Abusing And Calling Donald Trump Derogatory Names

    Why Democrats And Liberals Should Stop Insulting, Abusing And Calling Donald Trump Derogatory Names. For several months now, every time I log onto the internet and social media, I’m greeted with very disturbing comments, posts, articles, status updates, posts, meme’s, GIFs, Images, videos etc showing people who are insulting Donald Trump (The President Of the United States), Melania Trump (His beautiful wife) and the rest of his family. While many people assume that it is okay for them to insult and abuse Donald Trump because he is a Public figure and the President of the United States Of America, I think these people should re-think their ideology, politics, philosophy, stand…

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    Songs That Got Me Through The Year | 2018 – Praise And Worship

    Songs That Got Me Through The Year | 2018 – Praise And Worship. Yeshua has seen me through another year. 2018 was the year where praise and worship morphed into the prophetic. So many gospel musicians released really prophetic sounds this year. And I saw Jesus move mighty in many areas of my life. Every year, Jesus lets me know that there is more to him, his glory and his kingdom. He keeps revealing himself to me in the most glorious and ingenious ways. This year was no different. In 2017, Jesus showed me the power of praise and worship to open new doors and I shared that list of…

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    Your Land Shall Be Married – Marriage Bible Verses

    Your Land Shall Be Married – Marriage Bible Verses. You shall no longer be termed Forsaken,Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate;But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah;For the Lord delights in you,And your land shall be married. Isaiah 62:4 For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband — to present a pure virgin to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were…

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    But You Will Receive Power When The Holy Spirit Has Come On You – Holy Spirit Bible Verses

    But You Will Receive Power When The Holy Spirit Has Come On You – Holy Spirit Bible Verses. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8  I speak the truth in Christ — I am not lying; my conscience is testifying to me with the Holy Spirit Romans 9:1 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent…

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    What Makes Marriage Sweetest – The Healing Power Of Love

    What Makes Marriage Sweetest – The Healing Power Of Love. Books and manuals have been written about what makes marriage sweet. We are taught about the attributes of a great marriage in church sermons, television shows, magazines, conferences, podcasts, radio, movies etc.The commonest guiding principles for a sweet marriage are often listed as. Great Communication Compatibility Shared values Respect and honor Great Sex Forgiveness Love Patience While all these ingredients make a marriage sweet, what makes a marriage sweetest is the HOLY SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit Makes Marriage Last. The Holy Spirit Makes Marriage Easy. The Holy Spirit Makes Marriage Work. The Holy Spirit Makes Marriage Work. The Holy Spirit…

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    Is There A Real And Literal Hell – Spiritual Reading

    Is There A Real And Literal Hell – Spiritual Reading. There is to be a literal Hell. The Bible says so, Jesus says in Matt. 5:22, “But I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger [of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of the hell of fire.”  In the 29th verse of the same chapter the Lord Jesus says: “And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble pluck it out, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members…

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    Questions And Answers About Tithing And Tithes

    Questions And Answers About Tithing And Tithes. What is the meaning of tithe in the Bible? Tithing, or giving a tithe, goes back to ancient times, even before the days of Moses. The definition of tithe from the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church explains the term as “the tenth part of all fruits and profits due to God and thus to the church for the maintenance of its ministry.” Thought Co Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such…

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    Please Forgive My Sin – Forgiveness Bible Verses

    Please Forgive My Sin – Forgiveness Bible Verses. “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:15-16  Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Hebrews 10:18  And may You hear the supplications…

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    What Is The Devil’s Destiny – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Devil’s Destiny? – Spiritual Reading. The Devil’s Destiny: Turn in the first place to Rev. 20:1-3: “And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the keys of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: After this he must be loosed for a little time.”  We are here taught that at the Second Coming of…

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    Hell Is Too Awful, Don’t Let The Fleeting Pleasures Of Life Lead You There – Spiritual Reading

    Hell Is Too Awful, Don’t Let The Fleeting Pleasures Of Life Lead You There – Spiritual Reading. “The future state of those who reject in the life that now is the redemption offered to them in Christ Jesus is plainly declared in the Word of God to be a state of conscious, unutterable, endless torment and anguish. This conception is an appalling one, but it is the Scriptural conception. It is the unmistakable, inescapable teaching of God’s own word. I wish that all men would repent and accept Christ. If any one could show me one single passage in the Bible that clearly taught that all men would ultimately repent,…

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    Prayer Continues In The Desire Of The Heart – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Wesley

    Prayer Continues In The Desire Of The Heart – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Wesley. “God does nothing but in answer to prayer.”  – John Wesley “Proceed with much prayer, and your way will be made plain.”  – John Wesley “Prayer continues in the desire of the heart, though the understanding be employed on outward things.”  – John Wesley “The neglect of prayer is a grand hindrance to holiness.”  – John Wesley “Whether we think of; or speak to, God, whether we act or suffer for him, all is prayer, when we have no other object than his love, and the desire of pleasing him.”  – John Wesley “God’s command to “pray without…

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    What Is The Character Of The Devil/Satan – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Character Of The Devil/Satan – Spiritual Reading. The Character Of The Devil. As to the character of the Devil, the Bible teaches us that he is a being absolutely wicked. In Matt. 13:19 he is called, “The Wicked One.” That is to say, he is one who is the personal embodiment of absolute wickedness. In I John 5:19 R. V. also he is called “The Wicked One.” God is “The Holy One,” that is to say the One who is the personal embodiment of perfect holiness. The Devil is just His opposite, the personal embodiment of consummate wickedness. The Devil is to evil what God is to good. In I John 3:8, we read: “He that doeth…

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    What The Devil Does – How He Work’s And Manifest’s – Spiritual Reading

    What The Devil Does – How He Work’s And Manifest’s – Spiritual Reading.  The Work of the Devil. In the first place we are taught that the Devil tempts men to sin. We have a most striking illustration of this in his temptation of our Lord. We have in the Bible three accounts of this temptation. We will look at Matthew’s account. Matt. 4:1-9: “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (2) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered. (3) And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the son of God, command that these…

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    Where Are The Issues Of Eternity Settled – Before Or After Death – Spiritual Reading

    Where Are The Issues Of Eternity Settled – Before Or After Death – Spiritual Reading. There remains one other important question; and that is, where are the issues of eternity settled. There are those who believe that the punishment of the persistently impenitent is everlasting, that it has no end, but they also believe that the issues of eternity are not settled in the life that now is, but that with many they are settled after death and that when men die impenitent they will have another chance. Believing in endless punishment does not necessarily involve believing that there is no chance after death. There are many who believe that…

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    Feeding And Drinking – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus

    Feeding And Drinking – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus. Jesus helps the disciples to catch a great number of fish When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” 6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. 7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled…

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    Who Jesus Is To Me – Faith In Jesus Christ

    Who Jesus Is To Me – Faith In Jesus Christ. Jesus is my everything. I can’t do this life or the next one without him. I need him more desperately than the air I breathe. I don’t think there are words enough to describe what he means to me or who he is to me. However, I managed to find a few bible verses that paint a rough picture of who Jesus is to me. Jesus is my maker and husband. For your Maker is your husband,The Lord of hosts is His name;And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;He is called the God of the whole earth.6 For…

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    Resurrection And Raising People From The Dead – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus

    Resurrection And Raising People From The Dead – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus. Jesus raises and resurrects Lazarus from the dead Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the…

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    For The Holy Spirit Will Teach You – Holy Spirit Bible Verses

    For The Holy Spirit Will Teach You – Holy Spirit Bible Verses. In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure. Luke 10:21  After saying this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” John 20:22-23  While He was together with them, He commanded them not to leave…

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    Careful For Nothing, Prayerful For Everything – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – Dwight Lyman Moody

    Careful For Nothing, Prayerful For Everything – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – Dwight Lyman Moody. “My friends, if we are going to do a great work for God, we must spend much time in prayer; we have got to be closeted with God.”  – Dwight Lyman Moody “A man who prays much in private will make short prayers in public.”  – Dwight Lyman Moody “A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.”  – Dwight Lyman Moody “Let us pray, and as we pray, let us make room for Jesus in our hearts.”  – Dwight Lyman Moody…

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    Questions And Answers About Winter – Cold Season

    Questions And Answers About Winter – Cold Season. What is the winter season? By the meteorological calendar, winter always starts on 1 December. The seasonsare defined as spring (March, April, May), summer (June, July, August), autumn (September, October, November) and winter (December, January, February). MetOffice  What is the official start of winter solstice? The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it always occurs around December 21 or 22. (In the Southern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs around June 20 or 21.) Almanac Why is the winter solstice important? High summer for the Southern Hemisphere. For the Northern Hemisphere, the return of more sunlight! Earth has seasons…

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    Finding Comfort While Mourning And Experiencing Grief And Loss In These Perilous Times

    Finding Comfort While Mourning And Experiencing Grief And Loss In These Perilous Times. One particularly chilly Autumn morning I woke up to the sad news of the untimely death of my cousin. It was around the season there was a mass shooting first in a Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  and later in Thousand Oaks, California. This was soon followed by widespread fires across California that destroyed many homes and left thousands of people homeless and many dead. As I lay in bed while reading the chilling messages that flowed in from various relatives detailing my cousin brother’s death, I felt numb and had just one thought running through my mind.…

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    Spiritual Benefits And Positive Effects Of A Good Fire That Is Holy And Righteous

    Spiritual Benefits And Positive Effects Of A Good Fire That Is Holy And Righteous. For a long time we have been taught that fire is mostly a bad thing because it burns and causes destruction. If one of your body parts gets burnt, you will feel the pain. And in extreme cases you will need a plastic surgeon to fix you up. Going by the California fires that have been doing the rounds for years, burning homes and rendering people homeless, there is no argument that fire can leave behind devastating effects in it’s wake. And yet, Hebrews 12:29 tells us that;“For our God is a consuming fire.” God is…

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    Prayer Is A Shield To The Soul – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Bunyan

    Prayer Is A Shield To The Soul – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Bunyan. “The reason why the Christians in this day are at such a loss as to some things is that they are contented with what comes from man’s mouth, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him the truth of things.” – John Bunyan “If you are not a praying person, you are not a Christian.” – John Bunyan “In all your prayers forget not to thank the Lord for his mercies.” – John Bunyan “It is the opener of the heart of God, and a means by which the soul, though empty, is…

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    You Will Receive The Gift Of The Holy Spirit – Holy Spirit Bible Verses

    You Will Receive The Gift Of The Holy Spirit – Holy Spirit Bible Verses. The angel replied to her: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy One to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35 I have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:8 Being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they came down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5 Arriving in Salamis, they proclaimed God’s message in the Jewish synagogues. They also had John as their assistant. Acts 13:4-5 “I…

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    A Tender Heart Is A Wakeful, Watchful Heart – Love, Family, And Relationship Quotes – John Bunyan

    A Tender Heart Is A Wakeful, Watchful Heart – Love, Family, And Relationship Quotes – John Bunyan. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”  – John Bunyan “His love is what makes us live, love, sing, and praise forever.”  – John Bunyan “In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God.”  – John Bunyan “Love is the beauty and the strength of all societies and the great pleasure of our lives on earth.”  – John Bunyan “The heart, when broken, is like sweet gums and spices when beaten; for as such cast their fragrant scent into…

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    Everyone Matters – Let’s Not Allow Feminism To Tell Us Otherwise

    Everyone Matters – Let’s Not Allow Feminism To Tell Us Otherwise. In the past, when I read an article or post about a woman who had achieved so much in the face of all the sexism going on I would get excited. Often following these posts, were comments, mostly written by other women cheering. Lauding tremendous success. Explaining how brave she was for standing up against men and rising above the odds. I would get excited that a woman was able to beat the men who had oppressed us for so long. As a woman it often made me feel validated. In fact at some point (a very short time)…

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    How You Can Experience A Deeper Spiritual Experience With Jesus Christ

    How You Can Experience A Deeper Spiritual Experience With Jesus Christ. “A man decides to be a lawyer and spends years studying law and finally puts out his shingle. He soon finds something in his temperament that makes it impossible for him to make good as a lawyer. He is a complete failure. He is 50 years old, was admitted to the bar when he was 30, and 20 years later, he has not been able to make a living as a lawyer. As a lawyer, he is a failure.” “A businessman buys a business and tries to operate it. He does everything that he knows how to do but…

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    The Power Of Your Words To Create Good Or Bad

    The Power Of Your Words To Create Good Or Bad Words have power immeasurably. They have the ability to change situations and destinies. Words can create or destroy. Words can give life or they can kill. King Solomon perfectly illustrates it with the phrases below: Death and life are in the power of the tongue,And those who love it will eat its fruit.  Proverbs 18:21 He who guards his mouth preserves his life,But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.Why else did God give us the senses which many people keep abusing continually? Why do folks think God also provided us the Bible?Words have power.  Proverbs 13:3 A…

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    Temperance Is Love In Training – Love, Family, And Relationship Quotes – Dwight Lyman Moody

    Temperance Is Love In Training – Love, Family, And Relationship Quotes – Dwight Lyman Moody. “My heart goes out to you, and I long to see you all coming constantly to God for a fresh supply of love.” Dwight Lyman Moody “Joy is love exalted; peace is love in response; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in tough situations; and temperance is love in training.” Dwight Lyman Moody “Temperance is love in training.” Dwight Lyman Moody “There has never been a time in my life when I felt that I could take a…

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    Questions And Answers About The Last Supper

    Questions And Answers About The Last Supper. What does the Last Supper mean? The Last Supper is the final meal that, in the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper is commemorated by Christians especially on Maundy Thursday. Wikipedia And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29…

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    Jesus Heal My Wounds – Prayer

    Jesus Heal My Wounds – Prayer. Lord I really do have wounds that need healing.I have heartaches. I have pains.In places no one can see. Sometimes I get really angry. I don’t justify my actions. Lord, sin is sin. Lord anger is anger. And I struggle with this sometimes. I have been disappointed by life. I have been let down by everything. I have been mistreated by people. Life has been tough.And yes Lord.I do realize this makes blaming others easier.It makes it easy to convict and pass judgement.It makes it easy to call people good or bad. It’s tough Lord. It’s tough for us all. But your grace is…

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    Questions And Answers About The Trinity – One God In Three And Three In One

    Questions And Answers About The Trinity – One God In Three And Three In One. What is the meaning of trinity in the Bible? The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Latin: Trinitas, lit. ‘triad’, from Greek τριάς and τριάδα, from Latin: trinus “threefold”) holds that God is one God, but three coeternal consubstantial persons or hypostases—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as “one God in three Divine Persons”. Wikipedia Why is the Trinity important? A fundamental doctrine. The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most difficult ideas in Christianity, but it’s fundamental to Christians because it: states what Christians believe God is like and who he is. BBC What is the Trinity symbol? A…

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    Let Your Words Be The Genuine Picture Of Your Heart – Love, Family, And Relationship Quotes – John Wesley

    Let Your Words Be The Genuine Picture Of Your Heart – Love, Family, And Relationship Quotes – John Wesley. “Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love.” John Wesley “Beware you are not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.” John Wesley “In souls filled with love, the desire to please God is continual prayer.” John Wesley “Get all you can, save all you can and give all you can.” John Wesley “Even in the greatest afflictions, we ought to testify to God, that, in receiving them from his hand, we feel pleasure in the midst of the pain,…

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    The Lord Will Grant You Abundant Prosperity – Blessings Bible Verses

    The Lord Will Grant You Abundant Prosperity – Blessings Bible Verses. It doesn’t matter the challenges we face.It doesn’t matter the pain we go through.It doesn’t matter the suffering we endure.It doesn’t matter what situations life throws at us.It doesn’t matter the disappointments we experience.One thing remains constant and sure.The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ of Nazareth is good.God is good all the time and all the time God is good.  The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. Deuteronomy 28:7 Your wife will be like a…

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    Questions And Answers About Miracles, Signs And Wonders – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Miracles, Signs And Wonders – A Quality Of Jesus Christ. What is a miracle? A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (especially a deity), magic, a miracle worker, a saint, or a religious leader. … Some coincidences may be seen as miracles. Wikipedia  What is a healing miracle? A type of faith healing in which cures appear to be miraculous. Examples of the healing power of Jesus are often described as miracles. The Free Dictionary  What was Jesus’s first miracle? The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John. In…

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    Questions And Answers About Righteousness – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Righteousness – A Quality Of Jesus Christ.  What is the meaning of righteousness? Definition of righteous. 1 : acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin. 2 a : morally right or justifiable.  Merriam-Webster What is a righteous person? A person who claims he or she knows the Lord should have works ofrighteousness. The Bible says “by their fruits ye shall know them.” You can’t claim a child of God when you are committing adultery, living in fornication, stealing, cheating, etc.    CCTV Cambridge What is righteousness according to the Bible? Righteousness is one of the chief attributes of God as portrayed in the HebrewBible. Its…

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    Questions And Answers About Salvation And Getting Born Again – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Salvation And Getting Born Again – A Quality Of Jesus Christ. What does the word salvation? Salvation. noun. the act of preserving or the state of being preserved from harm. a person or thing that is the means of preserving from harm. Christianity deliverance by redemption from the power of sin and from the penalties ensuing from it. Dictionary What is the biblical definition of salvation? But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord…

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    Questions And Answers About The Holy Spirit Of God

    Questions And Answers About The Holy Spirit Of God. Who is Holy Spirit? The theology of spirits is called pneumatology. The Holy Spirit is referred to as the Lord and Giver of Life in the Nicene creed. He is The Creator Spirit, present before the creation of the universe and through his power everything was made in Jesus Christ, by God the Father. “And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.11 “Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you…

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    Questions And Answers About Thanksgiving

    Questions And Answers About Thanksgiving. Why is it important to have Thanksgiving? It is important to be with family during Thanksgiving because of many reasons. … The third reason is that Thanksgiving is a historical holiday, and was started when the pilgrims came to the New World, present-day North America, and set up a feast to share with the Native Americans a peace treaty.   TheIDLandReview Why did Thanksgiving start? After 1890, representations of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag began to reflect a shift of interest to the 1621 harvest celebration. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Pilgrims and the Thanksgiving holiday were used to teach children about American freedom and how to be good citizens. …

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    Questions And Answers About Mercy – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Mercy – A Quality Of Jesus Christ. What is God’s mercy? So, to me, mercy is a “love that responds to human need in an unexpected or unmerited way.” At its core, mercy is forgiveness. The Bible speaks of God’s love for sinners – that is, for all of us. But the Bible also relates mercy to other qualities beyond love and forgiveness. The Conversation  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in…

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    Questions And Answers About Unmerited, Undeserved Favor – Grace – A Quality Of Jesus Christ

    Questions And Answers About Unmerited, Undeserved Favor – Grace – A Quality Of Jesus Christ. What is Grace? The freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. the influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them. a virtue or excellence of divine origin: the Christian graces. Also called state of grace.the condition of being in God’s favor or one of the elect. Dictionary  What is grace in Hebrew? The Grace of God[edit] The word ‘grace‘ literally means ‘favour’ In Hebrew it is CHEN from a root word CHANAN – to bend or stoop in kindness to another as a superior to an inferior (Strongs 2603) Wiki Books  What does the grace of…

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    Ahavah – Love That Never Fails

    Ahavah – Love That Never Fails.  Love in the Hebrew language is translated as Ahavah. And written as: אַהֲבָה . Many things in this world fail, but according to the Bible, Love is the one thing that never fails. When everything is going awry in life, you can be sure that love will stand. Love always wins. Love always conquers and triumphs whatever the odds stacked against it. Hebrew: Ahavah – אַהֲבָה When the storms of life hit, we can bank on love to carry us through. When Prophecy fails and sermons fail, we can be sure that love will carry the day. When we can’t get through to other…

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    Money, Finances, Investment And Business Quotes – Billy Graham

    Money, Finances, Investment And Business Quotes – Billy Graham. “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”  ~ Billy Graham “‎Sincerity is the biggest part of selling anything including the Christian plan of salvation.”  ~ Billy Graham “Even the securest financial plan and the finest health coverage aren’t enough to hold us steady when the challenges come. We need something more, something deeper and unshakeable, something that will see us through life’s hard times.”  ~ Billy Graham “Many invest wisely in business matters, but fail to invest time and interest in their most valued possessions: their spouses and children.”  ~ Billy…

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    Love Themed Christian Wallpapers

    Love Themed Christian Wallpapers. Love is a beautiful, unifying and positive emotion. Love makes life worth living. Love makes us feel whole. So, why not get your mobile phone, computer, laptop, tablet a Love Themed Wallpaper and Screensaver? It will not only brighten and beautify your screen but it will help you spread the love around You can also share and send the wallpapers and screensavers with your loved ones. You can send the wallpaper as a simple love gift that is sure to add a smile to the face of your beloved To find Full Length Images and More Love Themed Wallpapers and Screensavers, please Click Here. 7 Beloved, let us love…

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    Why You Should Have A Christian Wallpaper On Your Mobile Phone And Computer

    Why You Should Have A Christian Wallpaper On Your Mobile Phone And Computer. Here are some reasons why you should have a Christian Wallpaper on your mobile phone or computer. A wallpaper with Bible Verses helps in Memorization of Bible Scripture. A christian wallpaper offers messages of inspiration, motivation and encouragement. A colorful wallpaper adds splash and pop to a dull screen. A gorgeous wallpaper gives a mobile phone or computer beauty. A lovely wallpaper can give your mobile phone screen or computer a touch of freshness. A christian wallpaper with Bible scripture offers spiritual edification. Download these Christian Wallpapers for your Mobile Phone and Computer How to change your Mobile Phone’s…

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    How Many Are The Fruit Of The Holy Spirit – 11, 12 Or 9 Fruit – Holy Spirit

    How Many Are The Fruit Of The Holy Spirit – 11, 12 Or 9 Fruit – Holy Spirit. What is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit? The Bible says believers will be known by their Fruit. When we get born again, we stop living by the flesh and start living by the spirit: When the Holy Spirit comes to live in you and he gets to do house cleaning removing the previous chaff and replacing it with godliness. He helps believers shed off their old nature and to develop a new character. Many people assume that when someone becomes a believer, a change in character happens immediately. But this is…

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    Whoever Sows Bountifully Will Also Reap Bountifully – Reaping Bible Verses

    Whoever Sows Bountifully Will Also Reap Bountifully – Reaping Bible Verses. As Christian believers, sometimes it can feel like the work we are doing is futile. Sometimes it may feel like it is not worth it to keep obeying God. To stay in ministry. To keep living a righteous and godly life. To keep doing good. To keep forgiving despite the hurt. To keep praying even when God feels silent. To keep praising and worshipping God even when we are dry. When everything is against you, it maybe easy to fall in the trap of giving up. Forgetting the faithfulness of God. Forgetting his promises of faithfulness to us. Our…

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    He Changes Times And Seasons – He Removes Kings And Sets Up Kings – Seasons Bible Verses

    He Changes Times And Seasons – He Removes Kings And Sets Up Kings – Seasons Bible Verses. Life is filled with seasons for example birth, school, adolescence, courtship, marriage, death etc. Knowing this can help us to endure and survive difficult moments with the Hope that the season we are in will change for the  better. Now, in regards to cosmology and the weather, we have Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter if you are living in such climes and in other parts of the earth, Rainy and Dry Seasons.When we consider Agriculture, we have Sowing, Weeding, Harvesting etc. Anyhow, whatever season you find yourself, we pray that the Lord’s favor, abundant mercies and blessings will fill and enrich your life.…

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    Reconciling Faith, Hope, Love With War And Conflict – Memorial Day Bible Verses

    Reconciling Faith, Hope, Love With War And Conflict – Memorial Day Bible Verses. – How do we reconcile a Holy Faith with death and killing?– How do we reconcile Love with war, conflict, and suffering?– How do we reconcile Hope with apparently desperate, forlorn situations?– How do the these seemingly contrasting paradigms fit together? These are some of the questions believers are often privately faced with or externally asked when the controversial topic of war and conflict comes up. In a world riddled with increasing violence, fear, rage and sin, how does one keep their faith steadfast, their hope alive and their love strong? Memorial day is upon us, and it’s…

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    To Get Rid Of An Enemy One Must Love Him And Other Love Quotes – Leo Tolstoy

    To Get Rid Of An Enemy One Must Love Him And Other Love Quotes – Leo Tolstoy. Leo Tolstoy also known as Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a Famous Russian Nobleman, Writer and Philosopher who became a Christian Anarchist after going through a Spiritual Awakening. He believed in Nonviolent Resistance in achieving political transformation. In addition to his more famous works like, “War and Peace”, he wrote a Spiritual book titled, “The Kingdom Of God is Within You” which I encourage you to read because of it’s depth into spiritual matters. Based on his writings, one is moved by how he believed in Love and it’s power. Below we found some amazing…

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