April 11, 2018

April 11 

If you haven't seen the two Christian movies at the Keauhou movie theater, I would highly recommend them.  I Can Only Imagine and God's Not Dead. 

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree; so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.  1 Peter 2:24 CSB

Numbers 29-30

29 I am so grateful for our senses!  Just this morning on our walk with the dogs, someone was mowing their grass and I mentioned to Jason how much I like the smell of cut grass and how thankful I was that God gave us the ability to smell things (good things, LOL!) and the rest of our senses.  We are made in the image of our Father and He likes pleasing aromas. 

2 Corinthians 2:15 For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

All of the offerings point to Yeshua who was offered once and for all on our behalf!

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said,

“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.  Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

30 Don’t vow unless I mean it and make sure it is only done in obedience to the Lord and NEVER rashly!  I love how the Lord is always looking out for His women! 

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April 10, 2018

April 10

For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:6-8 CSB

Numbers 28

I am to continuously offer myself unto my God, with every breath and heartbeat.  The fire offering reminds me of the words of John the Baptist when he said in Matthew 3:11:

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is more powerful than I.  I am not worthy to remove his sandals. He himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Proverbs 20

Not drinking alcohol keeps me from going astray.  The Lord told us in our first year of marriage that we were not to drink alcohol, so we don’t.  Yep, it is that simple.  How foolish it would be for us to love drinking alcohol more than the Lord!  I know this is for someone reading this.  It may not be about alcohol, but anything the Lord has commanded you to stop doing as it hinders your walk with Him and Kingdom effect on others. 

Calming a dispute is using the wisdom of the Lord.  Laziness produces nothing.  Drawing out wise counsel shows that the person who does this has God’s understanding.  There are few loyal people and loyalty proves that person trustworthy.  How could I trust someone not loyal to me and vice versa?  Living a life of integrity brings good things to a person’s children.  Only the Lord Himself can cleanse from sin.  Actions prove uprightness or not.  Speaking wisely is greater than gold and jewels.  No plan should be made without wise counsel and sound guidance.  I am not the avenger, my God is.  God hates when people cheat another. 

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April 9, 2018

April 9

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.  Hebrews 1:3 CSB

Numbers 27

I love the boldness of the daughters of Zelophehad.  God broke the “kapu” system concerning property inheritance for Israel before they entered the Promised Land because of these women!  God is so very Just! 

Moses was a good leader in that He went to God to make sure the right leader was in place before His departure.  Leadership must always first be appointed by the Lord and done publically. 

Proverbs 19

Ladies, don’t nag your husbands!  You are a gift to your husbands from the Lord so live in integrity. 

17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and he will give a reward to the lender.

Parents, we must discipline our children in the things of the Lord so their end is good. 

20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life.

Fear of the Lord keeps us out of danger!  What a great benefit! 

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April 8, 2018

April 8   See you at prayer!

For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life.  Romans 5:10 CSB

Numbers 26

Each tribe received inheritance in accordance with their size.  God is Just!  God didn’t change His plans.  He always knows the beginning of a thing from the end of it.  We actually get to choose our destiny and how we fit into His plans.  Of course, He knows what that looks like and what choice we will make and has known since the “beginning of time” which doesn’t even exist with God because He has always been.  Yes, He always has known.

One of the easiest reasons for me to believe God’s promises is this information I am including below.  No other people group has ever returned to their land after thousands of years away and spoke the same language as when they first went to that land.  The information is from www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org

At the beginning of 2018 Israel's population stood at a record 8,793,000.  This is a more than 10-fold increase compared to when Israel was founded in 1948.  

Diversity & Growth

The Jewish population makes up 6,556,000 (75%); 1,837,000 (21%) are Arabs; and, those identified as "others" (non-Arab Christians, Baha'i, etc) make up 4% of the population (400,000 people). When the state was established, there were only 806,000 residents and the total population reached its first and second millions in 1949 and 1958 respectively. Judging by current population trend data, experts predict that the population of Israel will reach 10 million by 2025 or sooner.

The overall population grew by 165,000 in 2018.  

Out of the 14.3 million Jewish people in the world, 43% reside in Israel.

Israel is the 99th most populous country in the world, not including the over 250,000 illegal foreign workers and African migrants residing in Israel.

Of Israeli Jews, 44% self-identify as secular, 11% simply as religious, and 9% as ultra-Orthodox. According to the Israel Democracy Institute, the percentage of ultra-Orthodox is slightly higher.

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April 7, 2018

April 7  See you at the women's breakfast meeting!

I find the daily verse interesting from Bible Gateway this morning as it is an incredible verse from Galatians 2 (yesterday's daily read).

I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20 CSB

Numbers 24-25

24 Balaam ends up blessing all of Israel.  Again if God has blessed it, it is blessed.

25 How dumb can someone get and still breathe?  Idolatry leads to death because the bottom line is that it is worship of the devil!  Everything in my life must be done to protect me from the enemy.  I like watching art shows that are tutorials so I can learn from them.  One of the artist is excellent in painting acrylics but as time went on, I saw that she is a witch.  Though I like her tutorials I cannot watch her show anymore.  It can be a G-rated show and yet not be a God show to watch.  Several of the tutorials I watch are people who are Christians and they are not only great artists but God is glorified in their work.  Choices.  Good or God? 

Who are you faithful to, those who live for the Lord or those who may say they do but their life doesn’t show it?  Who do you follow, those who put God first or those who put other things before Him?

Joshua 24:15 (CSB) 15 But if it doesn’t please you to worship the Lord, choose for yourselves today: Which will you worship—the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living? As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.”

Sin in the church needs to be dealt with because it affects many.  Lord, I pray in the Name of Yeshua Messiah that any and all sin in our house at Kona Faith Center be dealt with.  My God, I so want a move of You in a way I have yet to experience.  May repentance and remorse fall on any who are not dealing with their sin issue so they can be free and we, the church can move on to experience Your Glory!  Shake us at our core, Holy Spirit! 

Proverbs 17

12 Better for a person to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his foolishness.

I am not to be a person of argument.  If people don’t get it, they don’t get it and there is a point I will just stop talking.  Once I reach that point because I have failed in persuading towards God's way, it makes no sense to move forward.  Yes, I am to try and persuade all to serve the Lord rightly but I am to look for the person of peace in doing so (Luke 10:6).  I grew up in a house of argument and hated that aspect in my house!

27 The one who has knowledge restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a person of understanding.  28 Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent—
discerning, when he seals his lips.

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