March 15, 2018

March 15

Let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing here before you healthy. There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.”     Acts 4:10, 12 CSB

Leviticus 23

Thank You Lord for a day of rest!  I’ve never understood why Christmas and Easter are celebrated instead of the Feasts of the Lord when those we celebrate as Christians are not biblical and the Feasts of the Lord are in scripture.  The Feasts of Israel are so significant in that they all point to Messiah.  Meet God at His appointed times for me.  God gets the tithe, first (yes before any other spending). 

Psalms 128-130

128 1How happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!  You will surely eat what your hands have worked for.  You will be happy, and it will go well for you.

129 The Lord is righteous; he has cut the ropes of the wicked.

Those who hate Israel will not be blessed.

130 I do call to You, Lord and You answer me!  I am so grateful that my account of iniquities is wiped clean and You remember them not!  I am forgiven by You through eternity! 

I wait for the Lord; I wait and put my hope in his word.

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March 14, 2018

March 14

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  2 Peter 1:5-8 CSB

Leviticus 22

People’s offerings are holy and must be treated as such.  They belong to the Lord and it is important that they be used the way the Lord intends and not man!  Of course, I am saying this for our day and age.  PJ and I highly respect the tithes and offerings given to the church on behalf of the Lord as we know what it is to be working in the community, raising families and giving to God, wanting the funds to be used for ministry business.  Offerings are to be unblemished.  This speaks to me in our day that they must be given with a cheerful heart and not the leftovers.  I certainly would not want my God to see my offerings as unacceptable!  My God is holy and must be treated holy!

Psalms 125-127

125 No one can be made to trust God.  It is our individual choice based on our own hearts.  The reward of trust is so very great and is described here as remaining forever like Mount Zion with the Lord surrounding those who do trust Him! 

126 I just saw an article this morning how the Israeli economy is one of the best in the world: When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.

Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.

WHAT A PROMISE!

127 This is one of the scriptures PJ read at our wedding.  Lord, You are the builder of our personal house and our church house.  I believe our church house will also be filled with a quiver of sons (and daughters)!  Thank You that You are sending us to visit all of our natural quiver on the mainland!  I am so grateful Lord, words cannot express! 

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March 13, 2018

March 13

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28 CSB

Leviticus 21

All of this may seem harsh but there is not anything our Lord does without reason.  In the position of priest it was emphasized that only those without character flaws and defect could enter into the Presence of God.  This should be true for all ministers of the Gospel in terms of the Spirit.  A minister's life must be a person who choses to live for God completely.  I am just so grateful for the Cross and all the forgiveness, restitution, redemption and benefits it has brought me.  My God is so very good!

Psalms 120-124

120 1In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.

121 2My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Thank You Lord for being my Protector and Shelter, 24/7! 

122 6Pray for the well-being of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure; may there be peace within your walls, security within your fortresses.”

123 Thank You my Lord that You show me favor!

124 8Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

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March 12, 2018

March 12

By these he has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.  2 Peter 1:4 CSB

Leviticus 20

Obedience to the Lord sets His people apart.  I am so very grateful for His mercies that are new every morning and the greatness of His faithfulness.  All of these laws proved people could not keep them as described by Paul in the New Testament because of our rebellious nature, BUT GOD had the perfect plan for us in Son of Man, Lord Yeshua Messiah.  If not for Him, none of us could be counted as worthy before Him, yet because of Him, God considers us righteous without sin.  Thank You Lord.  What is sad, not that it has been any different in any generation, is that people have become so hardened to sin in their hearts that it seems many have lost the ability to recognize it even though their lives are miserable from the consequences.  Oh Lord, make ready the hearts so they can see that without You there is not peace, like we experience walking with You.  Make hearts ready Lord to receive You. 

Psalms 119:129-176

160 The entirety of your word is truth, each of your righteous judgments endures forever.

162 I rejoice over your promise like one who finds vast treasure.

165 Abundant peace belongs to those who love your instruction; nothing makes them stumble.

169 Let my cry reach you, Lord; give me understanding according to your word.  170 Let my plea reach you; rescue me according to your promise.

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March 11, 2018

March 11

Thanks to all of you who came out to the workday yesterday.  Much was accomplished!  Be blessed in the Name of the Lord for your sacrifice and offering of yourselves for the care of His house that He has blessed us with. 

Know that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps his gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love him and keep his commands.  Deuteronomy 7:9 CSB

Leviticus 19

I can be holy because my God is holy and I am made in His image.  Not only that but the Lord goes over and over again what holiness looks like to Him.  Offerings can be offered to the Lord yet they must be made so that I am accepted.  I must always have the poor on my mind with any increase of harvest I receive.  Pay any worker what is owed when they complete their work.  Kindness is always expected to those in need. 

18 Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community, but love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.

If farmers heed the voice of the Lord on their planting and harvesting, they would yield the most increase possibly.  Don’t you think the Lord knows about what He has created?  Business must always be done justly and honestly.

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