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Saturday, 27 February 2016

*!!* YASHUA YOU Are More Than Wonderful *!!*


*~* Does Jesus (#YAHSHUA) Care? *~*

~ Frank E. Graeff ~
Does Jesus (#YAHSHUA) Care When My Heart Is Pained
Too Deeply For Mirth Or Song,
As The Burdens Press, And The Cares #Distress,
And The Way Grows Weary And Long? 
*~*
 Oh, Yes, HE Cares, I Know HE Cares!
HIS Heart Is Touched With My Grief;
When The Days Are Weary
The Long Nights Dreary,
I Know My Savior Cares.
*~*
Does Jesus (YAHSHUA) Care When My Way Is Dark
With A Nameless Dread And Fear?
As The Daylight Fades Into Deep Night Shades,
Does HE Care Enough To Be Near?
*~*
 Oh, Yes, HE Cares, I know HE Cares!
HIS Heart Is Touched With My Grief;
When The Days Are Weary
The Long Nights Dreary,
I Know My Savior Cares.
*~*
Does Jesus (YAHSHUA) Care When I’ve Tried And Failed
To Resist Some #Temptation Strong;
When For My Deep #Grief There Is No Relief,
*~*
 Oh, Yes, HE Cares, I Know HE Cares!
HIS Heart Is Touched With My Grief;
When The Days Are Weary
The Long Nights Dreary,
I Know My Savior Cares.
*~*  
Does Jesus (YAHSHUA) Care When I’ve Said “Goodbye”
To The Dearest On Earth To Me,
And My Sad Heart Aches Till It Nearly Breaks—
Is It Aught To HIM? Does HE See?
*~*
 Oh, Yes, HE Cares, I Know HE Cares!
HIS Heart Is Touched With My Grief;
When The Days Are Weary
The Long Nights Dreary,
I Know My Savior Cares.
 BATTERED TO BLESSED

Friday, 26 February 2016

*~* "Start Of A GREAT Day For Jamaicans" *~*

#Congratulations #AndrewHolness
You Definitely #Deserve It!
 ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Therefore #humble yourselves under the mighty hand of GOD (#YAHWEH), that HE may #exalt you in due time
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ 
#VoteJa2016
*~*
Hon. Andrew Holness (A Humble Man):
"....We Have Carried A Message Of #Hope...."
*~*
"..This Is Not The End Of A #Journey,
It Is The Beginning Of A #Change For Jamaica..."
*~
1 Peter 5:5-6
*~*
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, kall of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with #humility, for
lGod resists the proud,
But mgives grace to the humble.”
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, 
that He may exalt you in due time

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

~*~ Messengers on Horse ~*~

~ Bible Study » Daily Devotional ~

AN AMAZING FACT:  The Pony Express transported mail 1,900 miles from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in only 10 days! Forty men, each riding 50 miles a day, dashed along the trail on 500 of the best horses the West could provide. Even though the express route was extremely hazardous, only one mail delivery is known to have been lost.
The Express is credited with helping to keep California in the Union by providing rapid communication between the two coasts. News of Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860 and the outbreak of Civil War reached California via the Pony Express.

Stringent rules were followed to conserve weight. Clothing was light, saddles were small and thin, and no weapons were carried. Even the horses wore light shoes or none at all! Yet despite all the rigorous weight precautions, each rider carried a full-sized Bible! It was presented when a rider joined the unit, and he took it with him on his routes.

Horses have been important in many cultures for centuries in battle, transportation, and communication. In Zechariah’s prophecy of the day of the Lord, the horses of the enemies will be struck blind (Zechariah 12:4) and are later said to receive a plague (14:15). Yet in that final day when God will reign forever, it says, “‘HOLINESS TO THE LORD’ shall be engraved on the bells of the horses” (14:20).

God loves horses, and someday even these creatures will proclaim (by their apparel) that the Lord is righteous and holy. Like the Pony Express, perhaps you will be one of the joyful riders on a horse through the streets of the New Jerusalem proclaiming this wonderful message.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 39:20
 
 
 
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*~* HOPE Of ETERNAL Life *~*

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we should be made #heirs  
according to the #hope of #eternal life.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

~*~ No More Sea ~*~

~ Bible Study » Daily Devotional ~

 An Amazing Fact: Although its average temperature is 39 degrees Fahrenheit, the top 10 feet of the ocean holds as much heat as our entire atmosphere.


Many unusual things also happen on the ocean floor. Chimneys spew sulfuric acid, and underwater volcanoes shoot out mud and methane. Water at 650 degrees Fahrenheit—hot enough to melt lead—bubbles up from underwater hot springs. Despite the scalding temperatures, however, these springs boast a profusion of life, from giant clams to 10-foot tall tubeworms.

The ocean also houses some astounding topography. At more than 40,000 miles long, the Mid-Oceanic Ridge is the longest continuous mountain chain known to exist in the universe. This chain runs through the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and into the Indian and Pacific and has peaks higher than those in the Alps. The ocean’s deepest point, known as the Challenger Deep, plummets to a depth of 6.86 miles. If Mount Everest was submerged in this trench, more than a mile of water would still cover it. Under such a volume of water, the pressure is a crushing eight tons per square inch —equivalent to one person trying to hold 50 jumbo jets!

As John surveyed the glories of the New Earth, he noticed something unique: “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea” (Revelation 21:1).

Considering how much of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, it is not surprising that many associate the sea with separation. It divides friends and is often a barrier between us and those we love. Many people have stood on the shore and looked across those restless waves thinking with longing of someone far away. But in the Earth made new, there will be no more restless, murmuring waves and no more separation from those we love.

KEY BIBLE TEXTS
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35

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~*~ GARLIC ~*~

Research In China Indicates That Non-smokers Who Eat A Diet Rich In Raw #Garlic Are 33 Percent (33%) Less Likely To Develop #Lung_Cancer Than Those Who Eat None.
A Spanish Study Found That Purple_Garlic
Has More Cancer-fighting #Sulfuric_Compounds Than Other Types.

Source: Men's Health

~~~ An Outbreak of Signs ~~~

An outbreak of Zika fever, caused by the virus of the same name, is currently spreading throughout Central and South America. Some scientists are predicting that it will reach the United States by the end of the year.

Zika is spread primarily by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is found in tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas; it can also be spread by the Aedes alsopictus (“Asian tiger”) mosquito, which has reached as far north as the Great Lakes region in North America.

Symptoms for this disease are similar to dengue fever, but most of those infected show no signs of sickness. The greatest concern is the possible effect on unborn children. There could be a connection, some scientists believe, between the Zika virus and children born with microcephaly—a birth defect characterized by below-average head size.

Though not yet described as a worldwide pandemic, this particular infectious disease has the potential to become such a scourge.
Indeed, the virus was first discovered in Uganda in the 1940s, but has already spread to Latin America. It is perhaps most notable that the summer Olympic games will be held in Rio this year—when athletes and fans will be coming in droves from nations around the world.

Recently, the Brazilian federal government mobilized 60 percent of its armed forces—220,000 soldiers—to educate their population on how to combat potential infection.
The best way to fight against this and another other mosquito-borne illness is to remove stagnant water where mosquitos breed and protect yourself against mosquito bites.
 
One of the signs of the end predicted by Christ is that there would be “pestilences” (Matthew 24:7). A pestilence is an infectious or contagious disease that reaches epidemic proportions. Certainly we have seen such pandemics recently take place, as with the Ebola virus. The Zika outbreak could become a global epidemic.
But whether the Zika outbreak heats up or fizzles out, Christians have no need to fear. Instead, we should respond wisely to disease outbreaks by taking appropriate precautions. While we know such epidemics are a sign of the times, we can strengthen our own immunity to disease by living a healthy lifestyle and using wise methods of treating illness. At the same time, we should show compassion to the suffering and do what is in our power to educate others to the laws of caring for our bodies.
If you would like to learn more about the last days of Earth’s history, watch the stunning documentary The Final Event of Bible Prophecy with Pastor Doug Batchelor:  

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Monday, 22 February 2016

*~* More Than a Placebo *~*

~ Bible Study » Daily Devotional ~

AN AMAZING FACT:  A placebo is a harmless pill or solution made from a neutral substance, such as sugar or starch, which is used to avoid bias when testing new drugs. But in some tests, patients have experienced dramatic results from these placebos based simply on their belief that the pill will help them.
Doctors have administered placebos to patients who are thought to have incurable illnesses to induce the so-called placebo effect: a temporary or even permanent improvement of the patient’s condition corresponding to their faith in the doctor or medicine. In 1955, a study by Dr. Henry Knowles Beecher reports that 35 percent of patients had their conditions improved by receiving placebos.

Little is understood of how this works, but one theory is that the patient’s faith in a cure might be related to the release of brain chemicals that help promote healing. Perhaps this is one reason why Jesus always said to those He healed, “Your faith has made you whole.”

Modern medicine is returning to the conclusion that a person’s faith has a great deal to do with their rate of recovery.
In fact, a 2001 Reader’s Digest reported on a nationwide study that found those who attend religious services more than once a week have a seven-year longer life expectancy than those who never attend. The Bible also teaches that a person’s eternal life expectancy is directly connected with their faith.

Thomas struggled with faith.
He said, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe” (John 20:25). Fortunately for Thomas, Jesus revealed Himself and he believed. But notice Christ’s words, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (v. 29).

John’s Gospel intends to bolster the faith of people who have not physically seen Jesus. Until we get to, we can exercise our faith in the risen Lord as we read Scripture, pray, and hear His voice speak to our hearts. Faith will change us; Christ is more than a placebo.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. John 20:31
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~ Call Upon YAH In The Day Of Trouble And HE Will Deliver You ~

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And call upon ME in the day of trouble: 
I will #deliver thee, 
and thou shalt #glorify ME.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

~*~* Fallen by the Sword ~*~*

~ Bible Study » Daily Devotional~

AN AMAZING FACT:  From the Latin gladius, which means “sword,” gladiators were professional fighters who performed spectacles of armed combat in the amphitheaters of ancient Rome. The practice of armed slaves fighting to the death originated in central Italy and lasted for more than 700 years.
The first gladiator exhibition in Rome was in 264 B.C., when three pairs of gladiators fought as part of a funeral celebration. By 174 B.C., 37 pairs were participating. On one occasion, Julius Caesar ordered large-scale exhibitions with 300 pairs of combatants! But the largest contest of gladiators was ordered by the emperor Trajan as part of a victory celebration in A.D. 107. It included 5,000 pairs of fighters! It appears that as the years went by, each generation of leaders wanted something more horrific, violent, and perverted to keep the masses entertained.

Gladiators were typically male slaves, condemned criminals, prisoners of war, and sometimes Christians. Forced to become swordsmen, they were trained in schools called ludi, and special measures were taken to discipline them and prevent suicides. Occasionally, freedmen and Roman citizens entered the arena, as did the insane Emperor Commodus. The escaped gladiator Spartacus avenged his captivity by leading an army of slaves in an insurrection that terrorized southern Italy from 73 to 71 B.C.

Sir Edward Gibbon wrote in his classic The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that the mad craze for pleasure and sports is one of the five reasons the empire fell. Is it possible that the world today is following the same yearning for carnal entertainment that lead to the fall of Rome?

Revelation tells us Babylon fell. It says the beast and the false prophet are to be cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone, “And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse” (Revelation 19:21).

On this day in which many remember the birth of Christ, let us remember Herod’s horrific murder of innocent children by the sword. The enemies of God’s people who killed with the sword will someday fall by the sword.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52

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Saturday, 20 February 2016

~~~~ 10 Bible Verses That Show Your True Value ~~~~

This world sometimes leaves us feeling kicked, empty, and wondering if it’s all worth it—or if we are worth it. But God leaves no doubt of the tremendous value He places on every human life, including yours. Read His promises ...

1) “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). Your value begins with the fact that you are made by the hand of the Creator in His very image.

2) “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you” (Isaiah 49:15). Even if you are forsaken by family and friends, you are always cherished in the heart of God.

3) “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). God’s thoughts toward you are wonderful, and He has great plans for your life!

4) “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you” (Jeremiah 31:3). His love for you is relentless, immeasurable, and infinite.

5) “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The Creator of life loves you so intensely that He allowed His own Son to die in your place before you ever repented.

6) “Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold … but with the precious blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18, 19). God was willing to pay the highest price in the universe to redeem you—the blood of His dear Son.

7) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). If you belong to Jesus, you have a brand new, sparkling-clean life in Him.

8) “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1). God actually considers you His very own precious child.

9) “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ … that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:4–7). Your heavenly Father has planned a magnificent, never-ending future for you.

10) “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us” (2 Corinthians 5:20). God has given you a high calling as an ambassador to share His great love with others.

You belong to God, and as long as you cling to Him, no one can take that from you. His Word overwhelmingly confirms that you are His cherished treasure!

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*~* You Are Born To Live And Not Living Because You Are Born *~*

Love Yourself!
Love Your Life!
Live The Life You Love!
#NeverGiveUp

~~ !!! ~~ Dabbling With the Devil ~~ !!! ~~


A new social media craze now going viral has been called the “Charlie Charlie Challenge.” It invites kids to summon a demon. Is it just a foolish game or a deadly snare?
The challenge is similar to the Ouija board. Players lay two pencils on top of each other to form a cross. In each of the four quadrants created, the words “Yes” and “No” are written kitty corner from each other. Then the person calls on the demon and asks a question. The top pencil then turns and points to a yes or no answer.
“The participants then summon what they say is a Mexican demon called Charlie, attempting to ask him questions for guidance for their lives. Some Twitter or Instagram users have said they've come into contact with more than one demon, and experienced other demonic activities such as hearing voices, things being moved, and more.” [1]
It’s just an innocent game, right? Not according to the Bible. Even if some or most videos are faked and accounts about contacting a demon are made up, we should never attempt to fool around with the devil or his fallen angels. Why? This is how Jesus describes him:
“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44).
From the moment he tempted Eve in the garden of Eden to turn away from the Lord, the devil is intent on doing anything to draw us from the source of truth and life. That’s why the Bible provides many clear instructions on the occult.
For instance, some people believe that if they observe a miracle, it must be from God. But the Bible says, “For they are spirits of demons, performing signs” (Revelation 16:14). In speaking of Satan in the last days, Scripture tells us, “He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men” (Revelation 13:13).
Perhaps the clearest warning in the entire Bible is found in this passage:
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you” (Deuteronomy 18:10–12).
If you are searching for answers to your deepest questions about life, relationships, or your future, don’t turn to a liar who wants to destroy you. Search the Bible. It was inspired by a loving God who created you and wants what is best for your life.

You can learn more about what the Bible says about true and false prophets by clicking here.


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~YAHWEH Is Always With Me, Even In My Darkest Times!~

#YAH Knows What You Are Going Through 
so Just #Trust And #Believe That It Will All Work Out. 
Don't Ever Give Up!
#DoNotGiveUp

~*~ A Love That Will Not Let You Go ~*~

~ Bible Study » Daily Devotional ~

AN AMAZING FACT:  After her six little ducklings were swept into a storm drain in the United Kingdom, a mother mallard waddled two miles tracking her baby’s chirps from manhole to manhole.
Trapped in a dark tunnel in the city’s underground sewer system and floating at the mercy of the current, the tiny ducklings’ only hope was in their mother. Hearing their distressed chirps emanating from somewhere under the ground, the dedicated mother followed their cries. Her heroic journey led her across a busy intersection, countless roads, a metro train line, a housing estate, and two school playing fields. When her chicks suddenly came to a halt in a housing development, she waddled to a stop over a manhole cover. And there, for the next four hours, the faithful mother remained.

Peter Elliott first noticed the little duck at 6:00 AM when he left his home to go for a run.
Surprised that she had not moved when he returned, he went over to see if she was injured. Seeing nothing wrong, he went to breakfast, only to see her still sitting there when he finished. It was only later, when his daughter took his two-year-old grandson to see the mallard, that they heard the ducklings’ little voices beneath the manhole cover.

Mr. Elliot quickly gathered some tools and, along with a neighbor, managed to remove the heavy cover. Peering down they saw six little ducklings paddling around in the drain. With a small fishing net, they lifted each little duck to safety and then released the reunited family in a nearby lake.

Just like that faithful mother duck, our heavenly Father will never forsake us. Though we might stray, His heart of love goes after us still. He is always there, seeking for every opportunity to be reunited with us. Even when His chosen people had broken His heart by their wayward course, He pleaded, “Turn now from your evil ways and your evil deeds” (Zechariah 1:4). The sad record is that “they did not hear nor heed.” So today, for His sake, “if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts” (Hebrews 4:7). You are precious in His sight.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. Zechariah 2:8
 
 

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*~* Happy Sabbath *~*

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I will #meditate in thy #precepts, 
and have #respect unto thy ways.
(Psalms 119:15)

~~~~ Worship Together ~~~~

Did you know that couples who regularly practice their Christian faith together are happier than those who do not?
Some research says that divorce rates among Christians are equal—if not worse—than those of the average public. But a bigger picture is often overlooked in these studies. It is one thing to claim you are a Christian and quite another to actually practice your faith.

A recent study by the Institute for Family Studies reveals that “religious affiliation is less important than regular religious attendance when it comes to predicting divorce.” If you are a nominal Protestant who doesn’t attend church, you are more likely to divorce than the average married person in America. However, when both partners attend church, 78 percent report that they are extremely happy in their relationship. When neither couple attends church, this percentage drops to 67 percent.

So don't let pop-culture tell you marriage is outdated and irrelevant! It has always been God’s plan for a man and woman to be joined together in marriage (Genesis 1:27, 28). This sacred bond can bring joy and even strength to the home. Solomon explains, “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Satan hates loving Christian homes and will try to separate couples who are committed to the Lord. True marital love provides a solid defense against this temptation.

The Lord does not want spiritually divided homes. “What God has joined together, let not man separate” (Mark 10:9). A split marriage is not always caused by an outsider, of course. Division will happen when one spouse does not participate in healthy spiritual activities that bind hearts together. So, attend church together and pray together! It will bring more joy into your relationship.

Want more keys to a fulfilling marriage? Pastor Doug has a great presentation you can watch for free—just click here to watch "Together for Life."

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Friday, 19 February 2016

~*~ Big Eyes, Small Brain ~*~

~ Bible Study » Daily Devotional ~

An Amazing Fact: Ostriches once flourished throughout Africa; the majority now live in protected reserves on the continent’s east coast. Male African ostriches grow as high as nine feet tall and can weigh a hefty 345 pounds—making them the tallest and heaviest of all living birds.


Ostriches live in family groups consisting of one male and several hens. During breeding season, each hen lays between two and 11 creamy white eggs in a communal nest, which is a hollowed-out crater in the ground about 10 feet across. Eventually, these nests can contain up to 50 eggs each, but only about 20 can be successfully incubated. The eggs of the ostrich are the largest of any bird, measuring from six to eight inches long and weighing between two and four pounds. (The record is over five pounds!) An ostrich egg has the volume of about 24 chicken eggs, and though the shell is only 1.5 millimeters thick, it can hold the weight of a grown man.

They are not the smartest birds, yet the notion that they bury their heads in the sand is actually a myth. Sadly, these tallest, fastest, and biggest of birds also cannot fly, so they are easily farmed throughout the world for meat, feathers, and leather.
God teaches Job that He is Creator over all things, including the ostrich. The description given is all too accurate: “The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, But are her wings and pinions like the kindly stork’s?” (Job 39:13). God decided that the ostrich would not fly and would lay her eggs on the ground. He also decided just how smart to make this bird: “Because God deprived her of wisdom, And did not endow her with understanding” (v. 17).

Interestingly, the Bible also teaches us that the greatest of the angels had his wings clipped because his eyes were too big. So let’s be sure to remain humble with all the talents that God has given us.

KEY BIBLE TEXTS

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: Ezekiel 28:2

 

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*~* YAHWEH Is A Merciful And Compassionate GOD! *~*

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The LORD is #gracious, 
and full of #compassion; 
slow to anger, 
and of great #mercy.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

~*~ Word Wonders ~*~

~ Bible Study » Daily Devotional ~

AN AMAZING FACT:  Scientists say that sound waves set in motion by our voices go on an endless journey through space. If we had the power to stand on some distant planet long years afterward, with instruments delicate enough, we might be able to find those sounds again and recreate the words we spoke here on Earth.
What is sound? Technically it is a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through either liquid, solid, or gas. It is made up of different frequencies within the range of hearing. And, of course, it needs to be loud enough to be heard by the organs of hearing. That range for humans is between 20Hz to 20,000Hz. Dogs can hear things above the human’s upper range but are deaf to sounds below 40Hz.

Repeated studies show that the ear is superior to the eye and people remember more from words they hear than words they see. In fact, the mind is able to understand a spoken word in 140 milliseconds, while it takes 180 milliseconds to understand the printed word! Why? Psychologists believe this 40-millisecond delay occurs while the brain translates the visual data into aural sounds it can understand.

The Old Testament book of Haggai, the second smallest book in that testament, was a call to God’s people who returned from Babylonian captivity to rebuild the temple. It is interesting that the most repeated phrase in this entire book is, “Thus says the Lord.” More than 25 times in only two chapters, Haggai makes it abundantly clear that his message comes from God. Haggai brings the “word” of the Lord to the people with emphasis. He speaks with divine authority on behalf of God.

Do you speak God’s words? Do you say things that you would like to resound throughout all eternity? It’s something to stop talking about and wrap your mind around!
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 1 Peter 1:24 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. 1 Peter 1:25
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~*~*~ YAH Is The Rock Of My Strength ~*~*~

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In GOD is my #salvation and my #glory: 
the #rock of my #strength, and my #refuge, is in GOD. 
 Psalms 62:7

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

~~~ Are We There Yet? ~~~

Are we living in the last days? Preachers, radio hosts, and even some presidential candidates have said recently that we are living in the time of the end. What does the Bible say?

In a 2010 Pew Research poll, 41 percent of Americans said they believe that Jesus will return to the earth in the next 40 years. In a similar poll in 2013, some numbers were even higher. For instance, an OmniPoll also found that 41 percent of U.S. adults believe we are now living in the biblical end times—including 54 percent of Protestants and 77 percent of Evangelicals. Catholics were on the other end of the spectrum, with 73 percent saying they did not believe we are living in the end times.

Of course, what actually entails the “end times” has more diversity than the flavors at your favorite ice cream parlor. Some anticipate a kind of “secret rapture” will take place at any time—but is that true? Blood moons last year drew lots of attention, and plenty of end-time pundits are playing pin-the-tail on the antichrist. Is it a political leader, a jihadist, or a fallen preacher? (Watch Revelation: The Bride, the Beast & Babylon.) Even many Islamists are wondering about the last days, a pivotal point in their five articles of faith.

So how does one determine whether we are truly living in the last days of earth’s history? We could look for answers in opinion polls or by listening to religious leaders who claim to have special insights … but nothing replaces a prayerful, personal search into the most reliable source of truth—God’s Word, the Bible. Unless the Scriptures are studied using sound methods of Bible study and prophetic interpretation, confusion and contradiction are likely to occur.

The Holy Scriptures have been an unfailing source of God’s faithful activities in heaven and on earth. Many portions of the Bible are dedicated to revealing future events. But while the specific day and hour of Jesus’ return are not given, we believe Christians can know without a doubt that we are near the end of time.

How can we be so bold? Well, we invite you to find out—read our series of Study Guides and watch the upcoming The Last Day of Prophecy series beginning March 21. Compare everything we teach with the Bible, and see if it doesn’t make sense to you.

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~*~ God’s Treasury ~*~

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AN AMAZING FACT:  A single snowstorm can drop 40 million tons of snow and carry the energy equivalent to 120 atom bombs!
On March 11, 1888, a light rain began to fall on New York City. As the rain increased in intensity, temperatures began to plummet. Gradually the torrential rains changed to heavy snow, and shortly after midnight, the historic storm known as the “Great White Hurricane” had begun in earnest.

For a day and a half, the blizzard raged with sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour. Houses disappeared under drifting mountains of snow that towered 50 feet high. Smothered under the merciless drifts, New York City went into survival mode. In a desperate attempt to keep passenger trains moving, crews were organized to patrol the tracks with brooms and pails of salt water. But even as they worked, the salt water froze in their pails. When the storm at last abated, it left a trail of destruction that took months to recover from.

In the book of Job, God asks many questions designed to make His faithful servant consider His Sovereignty. When trials follow one after another, it can be easy to lose sight of God’s power and ability to sustain us as we attempt to go into survival mode without Him. But let us remember that the God who has snow and hail at His command has many other means to relieve us as well!
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Job 38:22
 

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

~*~ LOVE = OBEDIENCE ~*~

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And hereby we do know that we know HIM, if we keep HIS commandments.  
He that saith, I know HIM, and keepeth not HIS commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
(1 John 2:3-4)

Monday, 15 February 2016

~*~ Out of Place ~*~

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AN AMAZING FACT:  The Catacombs of Paris are some of the more macabre tourist attractions in Paris. They reopened to the public after a $400,000 facelift and contain the bones of six million Parisians. Curious tourists descend via a narrow spiral staircase into the underground passages, where pile upon pile of shin bones lie in neat rows punctuated by a pattern of skulls. The gruesome attraction draws 160,000 visitors a year.
The tunnels were originally stone mines but later became underground burial chambers when the cemeteries of Paris became overcrowded in the 18th century. Bones were dug up and stored underground.

Some 190 miles of passageways wind their way under the capital city, creating a network of tunnels twice as long as those of the Paris underground metro system.
Only one mile of catacombs is open to the public. An intercom system was added to ensure visitors do not get lost, which should spare anyone else the fate of a hospital worker who decided to explore the tunnels alone during the French Revolution. His skeleton was found 11 years later!

Superstitious visitors are often unnerved by the thought that spirits of the dead will haunt them for gawking at their remains. On the other hand, Nestor Valence, who worked in the subterranean warren for eight years rearranging bones that fell out of place, says he had grown used to the grisly nature of his job. “Touching bones doesn’t bother me anymore,” he says. “When you start, it’s a bit weird, but it becomes part of the routine.”

A visit to Jesus’ tomb by Mary Magdalene surprised her, not because she was afraid of a dead body, but because her Lord was not there! Christ had risen from the dead. “Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him’” (John 20:2).

Christ had not moved as a dead person. His bones hadn’t “fallen out of place,” needing to be rearranged. Jesus was alive! Praise God, for it means our salvation is secure in Christ’s hands.
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. John 20:9
 

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~*~ Fool’s Gold ~*~

 
AN AMAZING FACT: Gold coinage is composed of 90 parts gold to 10 parts silver. But counterfeit gold, or “fools gold,” is made of iron pyrite, which is a mineral composed of iron sulfide. The mineral is brass yellow or opaque and has a metallic luster. The resemblance of pyrite to gold caused many prospectors to mistake it for gold. However, it is easily distinguished by its unusual brittleness.
Iron pyrite was used in ancient Rome to create sparks when struck with steel. In the 16th and 17th centuries, it was used as a source of ignition in firearms. The name “pyrite” comes from the Greek word “pur,” which means “fire.” Some pyrite has a brass color and has been nicknamed “brass,” “brazzle,” or “Brazil.”

Zephaniah, an Old Testament prophet, warned the people of Judah in the days of Josiah that the great day of the Lord would come upon them. They said, “The Lord will not do good, Nor will He do evil” (Zephaniah1:12). But the prophet answered, “Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In the day of the Lord’s wrath; But the whole land shall be devoured By the fire of His jealousy” (v. 18).

The prophet’s message was not intended to lead them to despair but to wake them up and call them to repentance. They carried around with them a belief that “nothing is going to happen, don’t worry, this too shall pass.” Like fool’s gold in their pockets, they assumed they were secure in their false riches. But the destruction of Jerusalem came like the flood and swept everyone away.

Today we also can be fooled in spiritual truth. Millions of people are toting around heavy bags bulging with fool’s gold. They rejoice that they have discovered that which will make them rich, but though it sparkles on the outside it will be discovered useless at the bank of heaven. Make sure you have the real thing!
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:8
 
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Sunday, 14 February 2016

~ I Have Been Redeemed By YAH ~ I Am HIS ~

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But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have #redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 
 Isaiah 43:1

~*~ True Love That Gives Peace ~*~

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For GOD (#YAH) So LoVed
The World That HE GAve
HIS OnLy
BegottEn
SoN
ThaT Whomsoever
BelIeveth In HIM
Should Not Perish
But Have Everlasting Life
~*~*~*~*~*~
And the #peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
 Philippians 4:7