JESUS IS RETURNING!

SECOND COMING OF CHRIST!

1 Thessalonians 4:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

2 Corinthians 4:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

Mark 10:47 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

John 6:24 | View whole chapter | See verse in context When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.

John 19:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

 

1 Timothy 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

John 18:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

2 Timothy 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

2 Peter 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

Matthew 26:50 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

John 20:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

Ephesians 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Corinthians 4:10 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

John 1:42 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

1 Peter 1:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Luke 19:35 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

Acts 19:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

Mark 11:33 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Jude 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Mark 10:52 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Philippians 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

John 21:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

Luke 8:28 | View whole chapter | See verse in context When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.

1 Corinthians 1:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

1 Corinthians 5:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Corinthians 12:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.


 

Trusting in God!

TRUSTING IN GOD!

Proverbs 24:27
“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.”


Psalms 112:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Exodus 3:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

1 John 4:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

Psalms 77:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

Matthew 22:32 | View whole chapter | See verse in context I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Exodus 4:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Psalms 43:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Psalms 68:35 | View whole chapter | See verse in context O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Acts 7:32 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

Psalms 42:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

Exodus 3:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

John 8:47 | View whole chapter | See verse in context He that is of God heareth God‘s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

Mark 12:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

Psalms 68:20 | View whole chapter | See verse in context He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

Ezekiel 28:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context 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:

John 3:34 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

2 Corinthians 2:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

Deuteronomy 10:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

1 Corinthians 3:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For we are labourers together with God: ye are God‘s husbandry, ye are God‘s building.

1 Corinthians 3:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1 John 4:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Deuteronomy 7:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

2 Corinthians 6:16 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Psalms 68:8 | View whole chapter | See verse in context The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Luke 20:37 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

2 Chronicles 26:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.

1 Corinthians 1:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 John 4:16 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Exodus 18:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:


 

Listen to God!

Listening to God

Proverbs 2:1-5 – My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;   (Read More…)

John 8:47 – He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

John 10:27-28 – My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:   (Read More…)

Mark 4:24 – And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

Psalms 25:4-5 – Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.   (Read More…)

Psalms 37:4-5 – Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.   (Read More…)

Revelation 3:20 – Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Romans 10:17 – So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Hebrews 4:7 – Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Philippians 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Job 33:14-15 – For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.   (Read More…)

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.   (Read More…)

John 10:2-4 – But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.   (Read More…)

Psalms 37:7-9 – Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.   (Read More…)

Psalms 119:105 – NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

James 1:22 – But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 – And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:   (Read More…)

Trodden in the Winepress and Triune

Psalm 63:1

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

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Morning

“Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.”
Matthew 27:51

“Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant?”
Numbers 11:11

Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: the paste gem dreads to be touched by the diamond, but the true jewel fears no test. It is a poor faith which can only trust God when friends are true, the body full of health, and the business profitable; but that is true faith which holds by the Lord’s faithfulness when friends are gone, when the body is sick, when spirits are depressed, and the light of our Father’s countenance is hidden. A faith which can say, in the direst trouble, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him,” is heaven-born faith. The Lord afflicts his servants to glorify himself, for he is greatly glorified in the graces of his people, which are his own handiwork. When “tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope,” the Lord is honoured by these growing virtues. We should never know the music of the harp if the strings were left untouched; nor enjoy the juice of the grape if it were not trodden in the winepress; nor discover the sweet perfume of cinnamon if it were not pressed and beaten; nor feel the warmth of fire if the coals were not utterly consumed. The wisdom and power of the great Workman are discovered by the trials through which his vessels of mercy are permitted to pass. Present afflictions tend also to heighten future joy. There must be shades in the picture to bring out the beauty of the lights. Could we be so supremely blessed in heaven, if we had not known the curse of sin and the sorrow of earth? Will not peace be sweeter after conflict, and rest more welcome after toil? Will not the recollection of past sufferings enhance the bliss of the glorified? There are many other comfortable answers to the question with which we opened our brief meditation, let us muse upon it all day long.

Evening

“Now on whom dost thou trust?”
Isaiah 36:5

Reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian’s answer, and see if it is yours. “On whom dost thou trust?” “I trust,” says the Christian, “in a triune God. I trust the Father, believing that he has chosen me from before the foundations of the world; I trust him to provide for me in providence, to teach me, to guide me, to correct me if need be, and to bring me home to his own house where the many mansions are. I trust the Son. Very God of very God is he–the man Christ Jesus. I trust in him to take away all my sins by his own sacrifice, and to adorn me with his perfect righteousness. I trust him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before his Father’s throne, and I trust him to be my Advocate at the last great day, to plead my cause, and to justify me. I trust him for what he is, for what he has done, and for what he has promised yet to do. And I trust the Holy Spirit–he has begun to save me from my inbred sins; I trust him to drive them all out; I trust him to curb my temper, to subdue my will, to enlighten my understanding, to check my passions, to comfort my despondency, to help my weakness, to illuminate my darkness; I trust him to dwell in me as my life, to reign in me as my King, to sanctify me wholly, spirit, soul, and body, and then to take me up to dwell with the saints in light forever.”

Oh, blessed trust! To trust him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be nonplussed, and whose perfect goodness can never know a diminution! Happy art thou, reader, if this trust is thine! So trusting, thou shalt enjoy sweet peace now, and glory hereafter, and the foundation of thy trust shall never be removed.

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Upon This Rock

Psalms 18:2 – The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

NOTE:  Today we study with that Prince of Preachers,”Charles Spurgeon” on the Rock of our salvation and in whom we take shelter both in the times of joy and tribulations.  Let us keep one another and our nation in daily prayer not forsaking our brothers and sisters around the world.  Lift up all going thru great tribulations around the globe in this time of unrest and upheaval.  God bless.

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“The Shadow of a Great Rock”


 

Providence

Providence

Word of the day from the Lord directly!

“Literally means foresight, but is generally used to denote God’s” preserving and governing all things by means of second causes (Ps. 18:35; 63:8; Acts 17:28; Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3). God’s providence extends to the natural world (Ps. 104:14; 135:5-7; “Acts 14:17), the brute creation (Ps. 104:21-29; Matt. 6:26;” “10:29), and the affairs of men (1 Chr. 16:31; Ps. 47:7; Prov.” “21:1; Job 12:23; Dan. 2:21; 4:25), and of individuals (1 Sam.” 2:6; Ps. 18:30; Luke 1:53; James 4:13-15). It extends also to “the free actions of men (Ex. 12:36; 1 Sam. 24:9-15; Ps. 33:14,” “15; Prov. 16:1; 19:21; 20:24; 21:1), and things sinful (2 Sam.” “16:10; 24:1; Rom. 11:32; Acts 4:27, 28), as well as to their” “good actions (Phil. 2:13; 4:13; 2 Cor. 12:9, 10; Eph. 2:10; Gal.” 5:22-25). “As regards sinful actions of men, they are represented as occurring by God’s permission (Gen. 45:5; 50:20. Comp. 1 Sam. “6:6; Ex. 7:13; 14:17; Acts 2:3; 3:18; 4:27, 28), and as” controlled (Ps. 76:10) and overruled for good (Gen. 50:20; Acts “3:13). God does not cause or approve of sin, but only limits,” “restrains, overrules it for good.” “The mode of God’s providential government is altogether unexplained. We only know that it is a fact that God does govern all his creatures and all their actions; that this government is “universal (Ps. 103:17-19), particular (Matt. 10:29-31),” “efficacious (Ps. 33:11; Job 23:13), embraces events apparently” “contingent (Prov. 16:9, 33; 19:21; 21:1), is consistent with his” “own perfection (2 Tim. 2:13), and to his own glory (Rom. 9:17;” 11:36).

Source


Acts 24:2

And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,


Let’s map out a little word study of “Providence.”

Providence of God

The word “providence” comes from the Latin providentia (Gk. pronoia [provnoia]) and means essentially foresight or making provision beforehand. On the human plane it may be used positively, as when Tertullus praised Felix by saying, “Your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation” ( Acts 24:2 ).

For a deeper dive into the word “pronoia” go here.


Prayer:

Father God, I come before you to give all praise and glory to you for your strength, peace and provision.  Above all for your son, Jesus Christ, our Savior!  I lift up all my brothers and sisters in the Lord and ask for their protection, peace, provision and boldness, to be covered in the precious shed blood of Jesus Christ.  I humbly ask for new employment for myself and other family members with health insurance.  My trust and belief is in you Father and thank you for your provision.  I lift up Israel and ask for their peace and protection.  My brothers and sisters around the globe who suffer to the point of death for the namesake of Jesus Christ our Savior for their peace and strength and your protection.  In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


 

 

Apothnesko

Hebrews 9:27

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Mark 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

Hebrews 9:27

27) And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.


Word Study:

Apothnesko is the Greek verb rendered “die” in Hebrews 9:27. Its first use is in Matthew 8:32, in reference to a herd of pigs dying in the sea through drowning. Hence, apothnesko clearly can refer to biological death. However, apothnesko is also the verb the apostle Paul uses six times in his discussion of baptism in Romans 6:1-11.

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”
Psalms 1:1 (KJV)

God’s Holy Name

A Word Study

Word Study of God’s Holy Name

Book of Life

Adonai (Lord, Master)

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My Prayer for All

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

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My Defense and Refuge

Ps. 59:16

But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

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Heb. 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Psalm 11:4

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

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