Monday Meditation – Matthew 25:23

December 5, 2016

today’s meditation verse…

Matthew 25:23  His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’

I think it is safe to say that the world is longing for joy. It is that ultimate feeling that overshadows all other emotions. That first feeling of being ‘in love’ is joyous and often gives way as true love, commitment, settles in and we do the right thing whether it feels joyous or not.

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I Can’t Take the Pressure! Part Three

December 8, 2014

Well by now hopefully you have read Part 1, Part 2 and the cheat.  But I wanted to write one more post pulling this all together for you.

As we saw in part 1 the choice that Jesus requires us to make is the narrow path.  That path is one where there is a guarantee of obstacles which will cause us to feel pressure in our lives.  This narrow gate leads us to a journey that while facing these obstacles through study of the word, leaning to the Holy Spirit for constant guidance and determination to seek first the kingdom while having a firm resolve to not give up no matter what, we will find a life of divine peace, joy and pleasure.  Continue reading

I Can’t Take the Pressure! Part Two

December 8, 2014

This is part 2 of a recent study on pressure.  If you have not read part 1, please click HERE and read it first.   Part 1, Part 2 Part 3 and the cheat

I was discussing the Scripture Matthew 7:13-14

Here is the long translation I created using the Greek meanings of the words.

Matthew 7:13 & 14

13) Enter through the folding entrance with obstacles standing close about applying pressure because the folding entrance that is spread out and spacious is the journey that leads away to physical, spiritual and eternal destruction where many agree to go in through.

14) For the folding entrance is narrow with obstacles standing close about applying pressure and on that journey they will suffer tribulation that leads into life and a puny number are those who perceive it.

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I Can’t Take the Pressure!

December 8, 2014

Recently I’ve seen a discussion and video circulating the internet regarding a man who decided that he wanted to be eaten by an Anaconda.  Apparently he had a special suit made so that the digestive juices wouldn’t harm him.  This was a journey he was curious about and wanted to know what an animal that experienced this felt and saw.

But very quickly into this experiment he called for them to pull him out.  It seems he failed to account for the intense pressure which the muscles of the snake apply to its meal.  Before the digestive juices could even begin to break down the content, the muscles of the snake apply such an intense pressure that crushes it, kills it and condenses it into a digestible form.

Once the man’s head was swallowed by the snake, he screamed to be pulled out because the intense pressure being applied was unbearable and he knew his skull would be crushed. Continue reading

Who Are The Greedy?

December 7, 2012

Those who live in America are blessed just to be able to live in such a great country. Most have no idea just how blessed they are because they have not seen other countries and those who are not blessed.

Here in American those who don’t feel blessed make that judgment based by comparing themselves with other blessed people here in the same country.

Yes there are many in need in this country. There are homeless people, people who go hungry and those who are destitute. Continue reading

The Anti-Anxiety Remedy

November 21, 2012


Philippians 4:6
New International Version (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

This scripture is a very well known scripture, one that we often quote even if only in part. We often say ‘be anxious f or nothing’. But the key to not be anxious is in the remainder of the verse. That part alone will not be enough for we cannot force ourselves to not be anxious just by determining we won’t. Continue reading

The Gift of Health

 March 2, 2012

romans 10:9-10

9) …if with your mouth you confess jesus as lord and in your heart believe that god brought him back to life, you shall be saved. 10) for with the heart men believe and obtain righteousness, and with the mouth they make confession and obtain salvation.

this is a very common scripture in almost all churches. no matter what your ‘denomination’ or belief this is one common ground – the belief that we are saved by believing in our heart that jesus christ was raised from the dead and confessing that with our mouth. when we believe and confess that we believe, we can be certain that we have become christ’s.

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Wednesday Word Study – Gift of Healing

 February 29, 2012

gift of healing

transliteration: charisma
phonetic spelling:
(khar’-is-mah)
short definition:
an undeserved favor
definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor.

transliteration: iama
phonetic spelling:
(ee’-am-ah)
short definition:
healing, curing
definition: healing, curing, remedy.

i corinthians 12:9b
…and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit,

as i wrote on monday, we have all been given the personal gift of healing, or divine health. jesus walked on this earth in divine health and when he was beaten at his crucifixion, he was beaten for our healing, so that we could walk in divine health just as he did.

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Monday Meditations – I Corinthians 12:9b

February 27, 2012

today’s meditation verse:

i corinthians 12:9b
9b) …and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit,

this week i will be writing about the ministerial gift of the spirit, the gift of healing. as i have been saying during this study of the gifts of the spirit, there are gifts that are given to all for personal benefit, but here in this passage paul is referring to the ministerial gifts of the spirit. the ministerial gifts are defined as those used for the common good, as in verse 7 of this chapter.

we know that one of the gifts that was bought and paid for on the cross was the gift of divine health for all who receive christ and believe in him.

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Having A Tight Friendship With God

 February 24, 2012

This week I’ve been writing about the gift of faith. On Wednesday I wrote about how God has given us each a gift or portion of faith for our own benefit. On Monday I wrote about the Gift of Faith and its ministerial benefit for the common good and the difference between that gift and our personal gift of faith.

Today I thought it only fitting to write about the father of faith, Abraham. I think you may be surprised at some things that never occurred to you before.

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