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Glory in Heaven

“Glory in Heaven.” Daniel 12:3, “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; And they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” According to the scriptures, what is wisdom? And who is a wise person? “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” Job 28:28  A person who fears the Lord, and is trusting in the Lord for the salvation of their soul, has wisdom.  God

Alan

Alan

 

The Blind Beggar

The Blind Beggar  James Foley     Text Mark.10:46-52 Here is a man beset by two great evils, blindness and poverty. Being blind is sad enough all on its own. We pity one like this, but to be blind and poor is heart breaking. My application of this scripture is that this man’s condition is but a picture of the natural man’s condition when he is born into this world.

Jim_Alaska

Jim_Alaska

 

Encouragement 1 Samuel 30:6

1 Samuel 30:6, “Encouragement.”   “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6   Enemies on Every Side   In addition to the world, his own flesh, and Satan,

Alan

Alan

 

The Sacrifice of the Lord Jesus

  1 John 4:10, “The Propitiation for Our sins.”   “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10   The word propitiation means, “an atoning sacrifice.” An atoning sacrifice is a sacrifice that atones for sins. To atone for ones sins is to reconcile a person to

Alan

Alan

 

The LORD is good.

“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum 1:7   “The LORD is good.”   In this short devotion I would like to consider Nahum 1:7 in the light of our Saviour Jesus Christ being LORD and a few thoughts brought out by the Lord Jesus when He preached the Sermon on the Mount.

Alan

Alan

 

Be Still. Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God:   Every saint should realize that God is God. God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. We need to sit back, be still, and just meditate on the attributes and character of God. We need to understand that the ve

Alan

Alan

 

Pleasing God & Peace

Proverbs 16:7, “Pleasing God & Peace.”   Proverbs 16:7, “When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”   God can give peace to a person, or a nation, or He can take away peace from a person, or a nation. Isaiah 45:6 & 7, “That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there

Alan

Alan

 

Psalm 19:1 Integrity

 “Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool” Proverbs 19:1   The meaning of integrity is moral soundness or purity; incorruptness, uprightness; honesty.   Job is an excellent man of integrity. Job 2:3, “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there i

Alan

Alan

 

Trust in the Lord

Psalms 37:1-5, “Trust in the Lord.”   Verse 1 – 5, “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust

Alan

Alan

 

Do It By The Book

God never commanded anyone in His Word to tithe money to Tabernacle, Temple, Synagogue or Church. Yet, so many In churches around the world today are lied to every time the offering plate is passed. “God requires you to tithe your money” is spoken from the pulpit. “If you don’t tithe, you are a God-robber! You are cursed!” Is often shouted to put the laity in a state of guilt and condemnation. Relax Saints of God… Fear not. God never authorized that pastor to speak those deceitful and unk

Standing Firm In Christ

Standing Firm In Christ

 

Is Tithing a Sin?

Is Tithing a Sin? by Ronald W Robey Is tithing money a sin? Yes, it is,... if you are tithing money because, "the Bible commands us to tithe.". God's Word decides what is to be tithed, not us.  If the preacher's tithe sermon contradicts what is written in God's Holy Word, God is right, the preacher is wrong.  If man's belief concerning God's commanded tithe is contrary to what is written in the Bible about God's commanded tithe, God is right, man is wrong.  The decision as to what is to be ti

Standing Firm In Christ

Standing Firm In Christ

 

A Childish Man, Or A Childlike Man

There is a balance to life. Everything we do is, or should be, by balance. However, balance does not necessarily mean in even proportion. For instance, if I want a good balance of flour and yeast in my bread, I will surely not use the same amount of yeast as I do of flour! Life is the same. Different situations call for different proportions, and sometimes the balance is somewhat hard to find. This morning, I was looking in the back of my Bible and I saw a thought that I had written down a few

Musician4God1611

Musician4God1611

 

Praying Sincerely

Have you ever noticed how insincere we are when we pray? Just today I was thinking about prayer and I thought of praying over a meal. Then the thought came to my mind, "I wonder just how often we truly are thankful for our food, and how many times we just say that we are." It's sad that this should even be an issue, yet it is. We have made prayer so mechanical. I see it in my own prayer life. Certain things I always say in my prayers have become empty words, I pray sometimes, only because I have

Musician4God1611

Musician4God1611

 

The Stubburnness Of My Own Will

Recently, I've been considering why it was that certain people simply refuse to submit to God on some of the simplest things. Why is it that the Bible can be so plain on something, and yet we just ignore it like it was never there, declaring either that there is some other meaning, or even more brazenly, "I'm just not convicted about that!" Let me give you an example. The other day, I was discussing the issue of music with someone when they said that God did not set a clear musical standard in t

Musician4God1611

Musician4God1611

 

The Word Listen 聽 In Chinese.

Proverbs 1:5 Analyzing the Chinese word, ‘Hear.’ 「聽」 Introduction Proverbs 1:5 says, “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.” A wise man will listen to the scriptures and OBtain counsel. The Chinese language is unique, interesting, and very complex. Also, within their own

Alan

Alan

 

Following Christ.

Luke 9:51, "And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem." The Lord Jesus was determined to proceed to Jerusalem to be the sacrifice for the sins of the world. Jesus did not let the affairs of this life, the Pharisees of the religious world, the issues of His day, and the clamour of the world deter Him from the will of God in His life. Proverbs 4:25-27, "Let thine eyes look straight on, and let thine eyelids look strai

Alan

Alan

 

Man’S Dilemma And Its Remedy

Man’s Dilemma and Its Remedy By: James Foley Text: Luke 21: 5-38 In our text we find mans dilemma. The reading is lengthy, but necessary to show the severity of mans dilemma. The whole world is in turmoil today. In our text we can see the full scope of this world-wide turmoil. Religious turmoil: turmoil of nations: turmoil of nature: turmoil in personal lives and family relationships. Everywhere we look we see this turmoil and the resulting confusion and moral decay it generate

Jim_Alaska

Jim_Alaska

 

Contrary Doctrine

Text: Rom.16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 1Tim.4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 2Tim.1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 2Tim.2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the

Jim_Alaska

Jim_Alaska

 

Be Ye Followers Of Christ

What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? We are saved by the Blood of Christ, forgiven of our sin, and eternally secured with Him. But what does it mean to be a Follower of Christ? 1Co_4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 1Co_11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Eph_5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; Php_3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 1Th_1:6 And ye be

Bibleman30

Bibleman30

 

The Foolishness Of Preaching

The Foolishness of Preaching In todays society, all understanding, education, knowledge, and mankinds advancement is based on science, with the omission of God. The idea of God is seen as foolishness, and as an outdated close-minded mindset. Let alone the idea that there is something wrong with society, that their lives are filled with sin and they are in danger of perishing and going to Hell. These in societies eyes are the rantings of a lunatic, not understanding the seriousness of its fact.

Bibleman30

Bibleman30

 

Repent Part 1: A Series Of Meditations On The Word

Repent Part 1: A SERIES OF MEDITATIONS ON THE WORD June 26, 2014 at 9:50am Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. People generally don't read really long articles so we will explore and discuss what it means to repent together, in parts. In the days after creation the number of people grew. Mankind was wicked and God was "angry" that the internal thoughts of man were constantly about doing hurt to other people. So the Bible says that "it repented the LORD that he had made man on

2T3:16

2T3:16

 

Every Verse That Has The Word Repent In English

from my facebook note: https://www.facebook.com/notes/damon-lee-gang/every-verse-containing-repent-in-some-english-form/10152556451589357 Every Verse Containing Repent In Some English Form June 25, 2014 at 7:14pm (please report any missing verses) Words: Repent, Repented, Repentance, Repenteth, Repenting, Repentest, Repentings Genesis 6:6-7 Exodus 13:17, 32:12, 32:14 Leviticus NONE Numbers 23:19 Deuteronomy 32:36 Joshua NONE Judges 2:18, 21:6, 21:15 Ruth NONE 1 Samuel 15

2T3:16

2T3:16

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