Saturday, August 29, 2009

Have been brought back to these pages many times these last few weeks. Prayer is to see anew that which is here, as The Living Word that it is, relevant to every breath we take in our today’s.
These pages focus on the mission to share with the Gentiles. Verse 15:19 in part states: ‘we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.’ <><
Out of context this could be miss-represented easily. Left without its middle and end, it could stand as Scripture to base ‘tolerance’ on. “Tolerance”- is a new title for a bent to accept all – seemingly to the degree of a new religion. It is a political argument to allow. It is a New Age Church message to also allow. Tolerance can not be void of the Truth though. Moral relevance almost becomes a dirty phrase where tolerance alone is preached. As we see here in an attempt to offer in a way not too difficult with methodologies to turn to God, moral relevance remained. Why? Because for love, the Truth must remain. God never designed commandments to make it difficult – instead it was because He loves us, He guides us. 15:29B ‘You will do well to avoid these things’ These things… not designed to confine, instead designed to free-up. In Gods’ infinite wisdom they are simply outlined. Each and everyone simply shared because they are GOOD – as is; God is Good. ‘You will do well to avoid these things’ In Gods infinite wisdom He sees beyond temporal happiness to eternal Joy. All that He has –He has given to us. So no, ‘we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.’ BUT nor are we ever licensed to ignore the Truth. It is necessary for salvation- it comes in all of God’s mercy and grace- It in turn is our message. The Gospel of Gods Grace. Understanding an absolute Truth remains does not confine- it in fact – frees. Freedom from sin, not from ignorance. None should be led with ignorance- instead in grace and mercy and unprejudiced full acceptance for each and everyone who seeks and chooses to abide, to believe. (John 8:31-32) Jesus Himself said: “If you hold to My teachings, you are really my disciples. THEN you will know the Truth, AND the truth will set you free.” One simple Truth given to us in all of Gods infinite wisdom is: “You will do well to avoid these things” That’s all. AMEN.
Not to be made more than it is… OR more than it is not. All inclusive Love for all.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bible Bookmarked at 2 Peter 1:1- 2:4

Bible Bookmarked at 2 Peter 1:1- 2:4
Seems this Journaling today, also reflects a wonderful new chapter taking shape. In the midst that not more could be broken… and needing repaired, change of work, plans all- seeking turned around for the better. In the midst of these wisdom and discernment as to how to press on from here sought. Praises too for the JOY FILLED distractions that has entered in. Reel in your proper perspective as to what to do and how to do- In Jesus’ Holy Precious name
<>< Scripture focus at 1:5-1:11 5 For this reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you form being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from past sins. 10Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things you will never fall, 11 AND you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2:20&21 too
Father God, these Scriptures summarize the goal indeed! THANK YOU. To be effective and productive in our knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Also the reminder in 2:20-21 “no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophets own interpretation…”
Simply and wholly noted: God is the origin of all Godly Prophesy. As is Scripture “God breathed” our context need follow in-step with the teachings through the Holy Spirit as our Counselor, Intercessor through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Going back now to the virtues found in 1:5-9 – these are they that will produce a well rounded, fruitful Christian life. Faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, brotherly kindness, love. Not necessarily learned only in this specific order, one after another. Instead cultivated simultaneously in ‘increasing measure’. Christian knowledge SHOULD effect the way we live. Not ever set from moral restraints – or learning. We have not arrive yet though either – this side of heaven nor will we – we do know the difference though. May we not close our eyes (1:9) to all that we know- may we reflect it instead… in EVER INCREASING measure. May we reflect His Love, Grace and Truth. Ever striving, every seeking to be more and more ALL that He designed us to be. We each in our own Gift – never to prophecy as if from ourselves – but to always do so as an answer to prayer and listening – to God’s God breathed reply – and sound counsel of His sound doctrines (2Tim 3:16-17)
Remembering too His Plan is for our best, to prosper us- may we not be ineffective with His abundant Gifts, and blessings. In Jesus’ Name.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Distracted, distracted, distracted. The Prayer: Help please Lord, wheel my focus into Your perspective please. ...
Bible Bookmarked At Acts 15:20-16:5

That which stands out 15:36-41 "Disagreement Between Paul and Barnabas"-
After reading these verses, then study notes- Like seeing (learning) here in those notes that the one; Mark - whom Paul opposed to having come along here- by the end of Paul's Ministry was the one whom he requested to come be with him during his final days.
Also noting in spirit an oxymoron seen here too - inasmuch how Barnabas was the first to encourage and accept Paul into the Ministry after his conversion too. Wonderful Barnabas- The Encourager indeed.
So, in these it is plain to see that God truly does work all together for the good for those that love Him. Working with many in ministry quite regularly, most likely brings separate thoughts out too. Here we see two mission fields were covered instead of one...
And in the end, they came together as one- in Christ...
as we all are blessed to be too.
May we test the spirits for being in alignment with the Holy Spirit... as we each are called to press on--------- In Jesus' name <>< Amen

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bookmarked Word at 4 sections now- much to ponder. As vast as the seasons they are as in Your Word, life and how in Your Spirit to apply. Life is hard- God is Good- I choose to cry out as a praise. So very thankful for the Joy forever in Your Sovereignty. Thank You God. Inspire and enable all to its GOOD purpose in Your perfect will as I press on in this race. May all honor and glorify You Tenfold- In Jesus' name.
Bookmarks: Lk11:23-12:7; Acts 15:20-16:5; 17:1-34; Rom11:26-12:28
Rom12:32 For God has bound ALL men over to disobedience so that He may have mercy on them ALL
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Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out!
34" Who has know the mind of the Lord"? or who has been His counselor?"
35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay Him?"
36 For from Him
and through Him
and to Him
ARE ALL THINGS. To Him be the Glory Forever! Amen <><
That- pretty much covers it...
don't you think?
Notes: It is not meant in v32 to represent universal salvation. The Doxology IS a natural outpouring of praise to God whose wisdom and knowledge brought NOT only all- it brought a plan of salvation for all! As we read on here in Romans there is practical applicaton of this glory given. A knowledge of the glory of God found in the face of Christ (2Cor4:6) The Joy in the Sovereignty of God- demands our action as well as our believing and thinking. Faith expresses itself in obedience, which gives us eternal hope. A hope in God does NOT dissappoint...
even in the unsearchable
is the indiscribable GIFT
Romans 12:9-21 Love...
as not mere emotion but active...
AND a Noun: God IS love. (1Jn4:16)
praise be to God through whom ALL blessings flow. And in Jesus' name we may know that we know that we know... AND be known.
Indiscrible the Gift indeed

Friday, August 14, 2009

SO much to learn from these pages: “Melchizedek the Priest” 7:1-10, How “Jesus Like Melchizedek” 7:11-28.
But, Before this/these-
Hebrews “The Certainty of God’s Promise” 6:13-20 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in order of Melchizedek.
<><>< ‘…we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…” moored to God Himself. We may Holdfast to this Truth and remember too, in this truth; is ETERNITY- forever AND Heb 7:16 one who has become … on the basis of the power of an indestructible life-‘ Is… forever… defined. All the glory, revelation, sovereignty of whom we are moored to… God HIMSELF Forever- Through Jesus Christ. This days teachings couples with a flash of a thought: Just like reading or hearing counsel doesn’t change us- it is our action taken from what was read/learned that changes us. Just like therefore reading The Bible itself does not change us- it is our action taken from what was read/learned that changes us. As in: “Do NOT conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2a ‘Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His GOOD pleasing and perfect will. (Rom. 12:2b) That good ole saying- God does not change to fit our standard, we change to fit His. So the change is made complete for certain in the certainty of Gods Promise. ‘We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure – moored to God Himself ----- may we be transformed by the renewing of our mind- Anchored in the certainty and eternity and hope of God- In Jesus.
New Day brought Romans 8:28 And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose. …31 ’What then, shall we say in response to this’? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Bible bookmarked at Romans 8:23- 9:17
8:24 For in this hope we are saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has.
And now Chapter 9:8 reminds that it is the children of the promise that are Gods offspring… noting our adoption. Our inheritance in Christ.

We are saved by faith- not hope; BUT hope accompanies salvation. As hope sustains the believer, so the Holy Spirit intercedes. The Holy Spirits relationship with God is so close it need not be audible. God knows His every thought. – Full circled by Christ. He in us, we in Him- We inherit this Trinity- for as Christ and the Father are one- we are one. We in Him- in Him IS the Holy Spirit interceding.
For God’s Good purpose for those that love Him.
IF God is for – NONE, nothing can make it NOT. We are children of the promise – by faith – we may stand humbly and boldly in this hope. Praise be to GOD… and Press on… In Jesus’ name - AMEN

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nothing Is Impossible

In all the times that I have read the Bible, this mornings is the 1st time seeing: “The Temple Tax” Matthew 17:24-27. Previous day focused on 18:1-20 which are still the Red letters drawn to. Most recognized, remembered. It’s nice to see the familiar as I am using an unfamiliar Bible. Unfamiliar NOT in content/context – in is newer, less worn version. Familiar Bible is literally coming apart at the seams, so am resting it, in hopes of not losing pages that are holding on by threads, or torn loose all together. The pages here are uncreased or marked etc. Unfamiliar positioning of favorite Scriptures: No margin notes noted of yet. Not broken in, I guess you could say. Do enjoy the study notes included on each page of this new ‘Study Bible’
Alas, here, Jesus in 27a “But so that we may not offend them…”
Is Another example of where The ‘I AM’ did not have to answer to this earthly demand, He had power over it- YET, remembered not only why He had come, but who He was to this annual requirement by their law.
17:26 “Then the sons are exempt,” Jesus said to him--- THEN comes the above noted verse 27.
So as verse 17:20 reminds in faith- “Nothing will be impossible for you.” Jesus did not ignore the legalities to even Divinity…here. Divine paid as only by faith in the God that “chose the things that are not to nullify the things that are”(1Cor. 1:28)… could. For as we read the rest of verse 27 too, we see the necessity also to TRUST & obey; work hard and the miraculous provision to meet the need will come. NOT by worrying how- or questioning, doubting only seeing with worldly eyes- but with eyes of faith as Jesus teaches in 17:20 or by just praying and waiting. We each have a job to do as a part of God answering the need… prayer. He replied,” Because you have so little faith. I tell you the Truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
In this context we should listen to these Scriptures too… and their Red Letter Truths revealed in them. So duty remains along with absolute Truth along with Devine Intervention. By faith, trust, obedience, prayer, seeking- Through faith in Jesus Christ, Yes VICTORY remains. But, not only victory, POWER: Power not to be overwhelmed, overtaken or destroyed- but to overcome- “Nothing will be impossible for you.” EVEN going to work in the usual- and it delivering to you just the exact miraculous to meet the need. Go in faith and it shall be.
Thank you God for this reminder. May I heed as heard completely. By faith, seek, pray, trust, obey and be blessed abundantly to meet the needs. Not doubt with worldly eyes- instead have faith with Christ focused absolute Truth eyes.
“He chose the things that are not to nullify the things that are”(1 Cor 1:28)
In doing it Gods way to answer responsibility to the worlds way will witness to ALL that it is done by faith in God. For God, by God. No boasting in self- cept of God. Boast in Him and give thanks- In Jesus’ name- Amen.