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The Lord is One

From Marcia Settles’ blog, “A Mom Looking Up”

Language is a gift of God. Use it wisely.

A Mom Looking Up

While praying on Monday night I was reflecting on this verse and mulling over how 3 distinct persons can be One God. When trying to explain it to my son, I always used the egg analogy, but that is an imperfect analogy.

To make a long story short, this is how the Lord explained it to me:

We know Jesus is the Word who became flesh and that in Him and through Him were all things created. ( John 1:14; Colossians 1:16-17)

In the beginning, God spoke.

Father spoke, Jesus is that Word, and Holy Spirit is the breath which carried the Word.

Man often speaks out of turn and inappropriately. We say things we don’t mean, things we shouldn’t, things which are not true and things we later retract.

God is not like that. When He speaks, it is deliberate and always True.

The entirety of Your word is…

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His Voice thunders through the heavens!

From Tammy, from Trinidad: her “godinspiredart” blog. We are not alone.   –LD

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Add a l text (4)The voice of God is mighty. God is all powerful and holy. He’s the King of Righteousness and fair justice. He’s in control of EVERYTHING. He’s the Declarer of His doings. No one can control His works. Only He can. For He is GOD and GOD alone. The Father of Life. The Great Justifier of mankind. He’s GREAT and GREATLY to be praised! Thank you JESUS! I ❤ you Lord! AMEN. 

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He Leads: For Reasons Unclear

From the lovedinspiteofself blog… We are not alone.    –LD

Loved In Spite of Self

WHEN THE REASONS ARE UNCLEAR, THE LORD REMAINS CLEAR.

Psalm 86:11 gives us a good prayer for times the path is uncertain and reasons are far from us:

Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. 

When the road is unclear it’s not our job to drag around a bigger light…
It’s not about us being able to see what is up ahead. Life and the roads we go on are about Him walking beside us. As much as I would like to plan out my life there are to many unknowns. What we do know is Jesus and more importantly He knows us.

He is teaching us His ways along the roads of our lives.

He is leading us in His truth.

He had united our hearts to his.

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John 14:12 KJV and more Blessings and Video!!

From Kristi Ann’s Haven: we are not alone.     –LD

Kristi Ann's Haven

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( John 14:12 KJV ) “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that Believeth on ME ( Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua ), the Works that I Do shall he do also; and Greater Works than These shall HE Do; because I Go unto MY FATHER.”!!

John 17:3 KJV ) “And this is Life Eternal, that they might know Thee the ONLY TRUE GOD, and Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah, Whom Thou Hast Sent.”!!

John 3:5-7 KJV ) “Jesus-Yeshua Answered, Verily, Verily, I Say unto thee, Except a man ( or anyone ) be Born of Water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of GOD. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I Said unto thee, Ye must be Born Again.”!!

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Blessed By His Goodness and Mercy

From Dawn’s “Drawing Closer to Christ” blog. We are not alone.   –LD

Drawing Closer to Christ

Psalm 23:6 NIV, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

Aren’t you glad that the goodness and mercy of the Lord are following you? If He wasn’t good, and if He wasn’t merciful, no telling where we’d be. It never ceases to amaze me, that God has a new portion of goodness and mercy available to us everyday.

When I think of the flaws I have and the many sins I’ve committed, I’m in awe that He would show me goodness and mercy anyway. His compassion outweighs any failures we have had. He chooses to be good to us and do what is best for us in every circumstance. God’s mercy causes Him to look beyond the surface, and into the depths of our hearts so He can meet our true needs. His…

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‘A Word to Christians: Endure’ (2013)

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1 Corinthians 1: 17-31 (“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel…”) is one of those Bible passages I return to again and again: because I need it. Those verses are foundational to my whole series of Bell Mountain books.

(https://leeduigon.com/2013/03/29/a-word-to-christians-endure/)

We often feel that the whole world is a runaway train headed for a broken trestle over a bottomless pit, and there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it, the monsters have got the locomotive and we are only helpless passengers.

But here God reminds us that the strength that will be decisive is not our strength, but His. He doesn’t care if we are weak, He’ll use us anyway! Foolish things to confound the wise, weak things to confound the strong, not many noble, not many wise, things that are despised hath God chosen…and things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are.

God could send armies of invincible angels to work His will on earth. But instead He sent a baby in a manger. The Devil must’ve laughed himself silly over that.

Our weakness, in God’s hands, is stronger than this world.

We just have to learn to see it that way.


Bible Contradiction? Who owns the earth?

I think it only fair to ask the producers of the Skeptic Annotated Bible, “So what do you guys have to offer, then?” Expect really silly answers.

Meanwhile we thank our friend, SlimJim, for answering the self-proclaimed “skeptics'” objections to the Bible.

I wonder how “skeptical” they are about socialism, Climate Change, etc.   –LD

The Domain for Truth

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who owns the earth?

Here are the three answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

God

He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth…Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have sworn to the Lord God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,” (Genesis 14:19, 22)

Moses said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the Lord; the thunder will cease and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s.” (Exodus 9:29)

Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My [a]own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

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Review: The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament

From SlimJim’s blog, The Domain for Truth–we could all stand to know the Old Testament better.    –LD

The Domain for Truth

Eugene H. Merrill, Mark Rooker and Michael A. Grisanti.  The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, June 15th 2011. 560 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

How well do you know the Old Testament?  If you are like most Christians you can improve on your knowledge of the Old Testament.  In this book The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament three Old Testament scholars collaborated to write a helpful textbook on the Old Testament.  Together these scholars have a combined experience of decades if not even a century worth of research, teaching and writing on the subject of Old Testament.  Readers will greatly benefit from reading this title.

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The Holy Spirit

From the Unashamed of Jesus blog…   We are not alone

This verse, Joel 2:28, was my first inspiration for the Bell Mountain books.   –LD

Unashamed of Jesus

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Joel 2:28 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/jol.2.28.KJV

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Inspiration Sunday!

We know Allison as “Weaveningword.”

I John 3:1-3 (“Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us..”) is one of my favorite passages in the New Testament.    –LD

Allison D. Reid

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See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

1 John 3:1-3

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