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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…

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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 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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    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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    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,…

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    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…

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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,…

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    Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – Dwight Lyman Moody

    Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – Dwight Lyman Moody. “When God gave Christ to this world, He gave the best He had, and He wants us to do the same.” Dwight L. Moody “There is no better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit.” Dwight L. Moody “God will honor our faith.” Dwight L. Moody “No man ever sought Christ with a heart to find Him who did not find Him.” Dwight L. Moody “In Proverbs we read: ‘He that winneth souls is wise.’ If any man, women, or child by a godly life and example can win one soul to God, his life will not have…

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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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    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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    Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – John Bunyan

    Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – John Bunyan. “If my life is fruitless, it doesn’t matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn’t matter who criticizes me.” John Bunyan “And, indeed, this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world; namely, that a righteousness that resides in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth!” John Bunyan “Christ is the desire of nations, the joy of angels, the delight of the Father. What solace then must that soul be filled with, that has the possession of Him to all eternity!” John Bunyan “Nothing can hurt you except sin; nothing can grieve me except…

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    Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – John Wesley

    Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – John Wesley. “God does not love men that are inconstant, nor good works that are intermitted. Nothing is pleasing to him, but what has a resemblance of his own immutability.” John Wesley “Faith is the divine evidence whereby the spiritual man discerneth God, and the things of God.” John Wesley “We should be continually laboring to cut off all the useless things that surround us; and God usually retrenches the superfluities of our souls in the same proportion as we do those of our bodies.” John Wesley “He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise…

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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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    Jesus Restores Everything – Poem

    Jesus Restores Everything – Poem. Jesus restores broken altarsJesus restores broken artworkJesus restores broken angel wingsJesus restores broken bonesJesus restores broken bodiesJesus restores broken businessesJesus restores broken childrenJesus restores broken careersJesus restores broken cellsJesus restores broken dreamsJesus restores broken daysJesus restores broken destiniesJesus restores broken egosJesus restores broken economiesJesus restores broken effortsJesus restores broken financesJesus restores broken faithJesus restores broken freedomsJesus restores broken goalsJesus restores broken guidepostsJesus restores broken granniesJesus restores broken hopeJesus restores broken happinessJesus restores broken homesJesus restores broken incentivesJesus restores broken imagesJesus restores broken ideasJesus restores broken jobsJesus restores broken journeysJesus restores broken joysJesus restores broken kitsJesus restores broken keysJesus restores broken keyboardsJesus restores broken livesJesus restores…

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    The Cactus – Poem

    The Cactus – Poem. The Cactus has secretsHow can it not?Flourishing in sunbaked desertsBlossoming in desiccate landsYielding succulent fruit while the rest wither in scorched bitterness.Green! Fresh! Alive!It begs to be tasted.In a wilderness of nothingness,Ever wondered how it survives?Forget the prickles and spikes.Those are to deter invaders.The unconscious wanderers.Protecting the source from those who touch it without enlightenment.However, approach it with the wisdom of sages and in time you will find out it’s secrets.Despite it’s color and appendages, there is really no difference between you and the cactus.Follow it’s spines with claritySearching to know and not devourAnd you will soon know its secret sourceWater!It’s that simple really, the secret…

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