In the language of God’s originalchosen” people, 4 = Daleth which means “door.” Jesus said, “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9).

God the Father’s house (Beth) has a door (Daleth) whose name is Jesus by which you can go out or come in. The door can be closed or open. If the door is open, man can see another world. God designed us to live with the door open, which means that we will experience strife in our lives, rather than closing the door to avoid conflict. People live in a world of warfare and conflict, both within ourselves and against nature. Daleth symbolizes a world of opposition between good and evil, life and death, justice and injustice.

1 Corinthians 16:9, New American Standard Bible (©1995)
for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries is the same as God says to Cain in Genesis “If you do not do well, sin is crouching at your door; and its desire is to master you, but you must master it.”
Cain didn’t listen to the Lord. The sin of anger mastered him, and he killed his brother.
Remember how Jesus defined His “family?” Who ever obeys His Father’s will. PERIOD. END OF DISCUSSION. NO ROOM FOR DEBATE OR CRAFTINESS.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.


Hebrews 13:8 (New International Version, ©2010)

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. The warning, one more time: “If you do well, surely you will be accepted, but if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door and its desire is to master you, to consume you, to rule you. You must master it by depending on the power of the Lord Jesus Christ to keep you free from its power.”

Daleth represents “this world in this time.” It covers the physical side of our world, which exists within the time dimension. So that it is plain to understand the four-dimension concept, here are other examples:

o Four directions (north, south, east, west)
o Four elements (earth, air, fire, water)
o Four kingdoms (animal, vegetable, mineral, spiritual)
o Four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter)
o Four DNA genomes (A, G, T, C)
o Four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)

Through TIME, who is the Fourth Man?

Let me tell you who He is in every book of the Bible.

In Genesis He is the Seed of the Woman.

In Exodus He is the Passover Lamb.

In Leviticus He is our High Priest.

In Numbers He is the Pillar of Cloud by day and the Pillar of Fire by night.

In Deuteronomy He is the Prophet like unto Moses.

In Joshua He is the Captain of our Salvation.

In Judges He is our Judge and Lawgiver.

In Ruth He is our Kinsman Redeemer.

In I and II Samuel He is our Trusted Prophet.

In Kings and Chronicles He is our Reigning King.

In Ezra He is our Faithful Scribe.

In Nehemiah He is the Rebuilder of the Broken Down Walls of our human life.

In Esther He is our Mordecai.

In Job He is our Dayspring from on high and our Ever-Living Redemmer.

In Psalms He is the Lord our Shepard.

In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes He is our Wisdom.

In the Song of Solomon He is our Lover and the Bridegroom.

In Isaiah He is the Prince of Peace.

In Jeremiah He is the Righteous Branch.

In Lamentations He is the Weeping Prophet.

In Ezekiel He is the Wonderful Four-Faced Man.

In Daniel He is the Fourth Man in the burning fiery furnace.

Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion

Who is the Fourth Man?

In Hosea He is the Faithful Husband, forever married to the backslider.

In Joel He is the Baptizer with the Holy Ghost and Fire.

In Amos He is our Burden-Bearer.

In Obadiah He is the Mighty to Save.

In Jonah He is our Great Foreign Missionary.

In Micah He is the Messenger of Beautiful Feet, of carrying the Gospel.

In Nahum He is the Avenger of God’s Elect.

In Habakkuk He is God’s Evangelist, crying, “Revive thy work in the midst of the years.”

In Zephaniah He is the Savior.

In Haggai He is the Restorer of God’s Lost Heritage.

In Zechariah He is the Fountain Opened in the House of David for sin and uncleanness.

And in Malachi He is the Sun of Righteousness, rising with healing in His wings.


Who is the Fourth Man?

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

In Matthew He is the Messiah.

In Mark He is the Wonder-worker.

In Luke He is the Son of Man.

In John He is the son of God.

In Acts He is the Holy spirit.

In Romans He is our Justifier.

In Corinthians He is the Gifs of the Spirit.

In Galatians He is the Redeemer from the curse of the law.

In Ephesians He is the Christ on Unreachable Riches.

In Philippians He is the God Who Supplies All Our Needs.

In Colossians He is the Godhead Bodily.

In ! and II Thessalonians He is our Soon-coming King.

In I and II Timothy He is our Mediator between God and Man.

In Titus He is our Faithful Pastor.

In Philemon He is a Friend that Sticketh Closer that a Brother.

In Hebrews He is the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant.

In James He is the Great Physician.

In I an II Peter He is the Chief Shepard who soon shall appear with a crown of unfading glory.

In I, II, and III John He is Everlasting Love.

In Jude He is the Lord Coming with Ten Thousands of his Saints.

And in revelation He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

Luke 2:7, And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Jesus was both rejected/despised and accepted/esteemed of men when He first came but when He returns it is He who will be either rejecting or accepting us solely on whosoever has publicly confessed Him as their Lord and Savior in this age/time.

In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.

Jesus the Way to the Father

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”

Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me, but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

Come now; let us leave.

At Jesus’ first coming, the enemy was striking down children even as he has attempted in every chronological generation…Hitler and in our time-period, the unborn aborted even as the Egyptians slaughtered Moses’ generation.

A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE.” Matthew 2:18 as foretold by the prophet, Jeremiah in Jeremiah 31:15

Yet the mother, even as Eve who had pain in childbirth, is the Bride of Christ who is co-laboring with Him in holy travail, interceding and weeping over the tribe, her children, and with them weeping over the fallen destiny of Israel, and over the calamities about to come upon the land.

In Jerusalem, there is the Dominus Flavit Church on the Mount of Olives. The Church, built in the shape of a teardrop, signifies Jesus weeping over Jerusalem from Matthew 23 where Jesus said, “Oh, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often I wanted to gather your children as a hen gathers her young under her wings. But you would not.”

And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.


Isaiah 53:11, He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation

Micah 5:2, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” is the common three-generation descriptive title of God. God Himself declares it to Moses at the burning bush when revealing His name, “I AM“:

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 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.” (Ex. 3:14, 15)

God promised Abraham that after 400 years He would deliver Israel, “…in the fourth generation.” A generation in the Bible is normally 40 years long. However, here a generation is 100 years (4 x 100 = 400 years). Since Abraham received his promised child when he was exactly 100 years old, this is the measure of that generation, or God’s standard. Romans 9, “…but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.” At the end of this age of God’s Grace in Christ Jesus, we have the end-time generation that “will not pass away until all these things have taken place.” (Matthew 24:34, Mark 13:30, Luke 21:32). People read this and wonder, “Well, how long is a generation?” Forty years seemed to be a good Bible answer. However, just as people were when Jesus first came, nit-picking and squabbling over deep issues and missing the point, so it is with His second coming — the heart of the matter is how does Jesus define a “generation” because just how He defined His “family“, His ways are higher than ours and does not have to mean a specific number of years. It means a group of people at a given age throughout all the ages in time which God has given to people everywhere to seek Him as Father, Lord and Savior.

Who Is The Fourth Man?

In the New Testament, “The God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Messiah,” FULFILLS the Old Testament, “The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” This is because Messiah is, of Himself, the last or fourth part (4 x 100 years) of the three-generations phrase (i.e., after, “…God of Jacob,…”). Furthermore, He is of Himself, the entire 400 years as symbolic of a 40-year generation (times 10). Jesus says of Himself as it is written in Revelation 22:13 New Living Translation (©2007),
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. Matthew 20:16 and in Wesley’s Notes,

“So the last shall be first, and the first last – Not only with regard to the Jews and Gentiles, but in a thousand other instances. For many are called – All who hear the Gospel; but few chosen – Only those who obey it. Matthew 9:30; 22:14.”

Here in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is talking to a crowd. The religious “leaders” are forever wanting to trip Him up on some legal technicality or snare Him in a loophole in the Law and even His closest follower squabble among themselves right on up to the night before His crucifixion on which one is more important than the other -they never ease up or “get it” fixating on the deep issues while overlooking the pure and simple Truths. Jesus was God’s Word fulfilling all things, including: the Sabbath, the devil, signs, miracles, YADA! Finally, in the midst of all of this, someone tells Jesus that His mother and brothers are standing outside waiting to talk to him. Jesus replies, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” He points to the disciples and says, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus goes straight to the heart of the matter, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.”

Let us not miss the boat, or the ark of God’s Covenant in Christ Jesus by missing the point in a literal definition but seek God’s perspective.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
1 Peter 11 Peter 2:9
and, Matthew 22:14, For many are called, but few [are] chosen. What is God’s definition on “chosen?

2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and Revelation 17:14 They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.

It’s judgment time for God’s own family. We’re first in line.

If it starts with us, think what it’s going to be like for those who refuse God’s Message!

If good people barely make it,
What’s in store for the bad?

So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride.

Trust Him. He knows what He’s doing, and He’ll keep on doing it.  (1 Peter 4:17-19)

 

God is Good

Make this discovery real and truly yours.
Say,

Come into my life Today, Jesus.  I welcome You into my life. Today, I begin to live for Jesus. Amen.”

Today, take a portion of Scripture and read until God speaks to you.
Read only until He speaks. Don’t read any more.
Then, ask God why He stopped you at that point.

Ask Him what needs changing in your life,
and then, ask Him what He wants you to do about it.

No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever,
whether of things that fly or walk or swim.

Don’t bow down to them and don’t serve them

because I am God, your God, and I’m a most jealous God,
punishing the children for any sins their parents pass on to them to the third,
and yes, even to the fourth generation of those who hate Me.
But I’m unswervingly loyal to the thousands who love Me and keep My commandments. (Exodus 20:4-6)

The Two Foundations

“So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man–
a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man who built his house on the rock.
(Matthew 7:24)

He’s God, our God, in charge of the whole earth.
And He remembers, remembers His Covenant
for a thousand generations He’s been as good as His Word.
It’s the Covenant He made with Abraham,
the same oath He swore to Isaac,
The very statute He established with Jacob,
the Eternal Covenant with Israel,
Namely, “I give you the land. Canaan is your hill-country inheritance.”
When they didn’t count for much, a mere handful, and strangers at that,
Wandering from country to country, drifting from pillar to post,
He permitted no one to abuse them. He told kings to keep their hands off:
Don’t you dare lay a hand on My anointed, don’t hurt a hair on the heads of My prophets.” (Psalm 105:7-15)

It is the Lord’s Passover 

For I, the Lord, will PASS THROUGH against all the “gods” I will execute judgments– exhibiting their worthlessness and helplessness. I am the Lord.

When I see the blood I shall PASS OVER you, and no affliction shall happen to you to destroy you when I strike the land.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passover

Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord;
throughout your generations you are to CELEBRATE it as an ordinance forever.

A Memorial of Redemption

It is the SACRIFICE of the Lord’s Passover, for He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians, but spared our houses.
And the people bowed their heads low and worshiped God.

Ordinance of the Passover

It is a night of watching to be observed for the Lord for having brought them out of the land of Egypt; this same night is for the Lord, to be observed and celebrated by all the Israelites throughout their generations.

The Lord’s Supper

As they ate, Jesus took the bread and blessed it and broke it and gave it to his disciples.
He said to them, “This is my body. Eat it.”
Then taking the cup of wine and giving praises to the Father,

he entered into covenant with them,
saying, “This is my blood. Each of you must drink it in fulfillment of the covenant.
For this is the blood that seals the new covenant.
It will be poured out for many for the complete forgiveness of sins.
The next time we drink this, I will be with you
and we will drink it together with a new understanding in the kingdom realm of my Father.” (Matthew 26:26-29)

God’s covenant is relational

We have a rich spiritual heritage.

But even though he (Jesus) was a wonderful Son,
he learned to listen and obey through all his sufferings.
And after being proven perfect in this way
he has now become the source of eternal salvation to all those who listen to him and obey. (Hebrews 5:8-9)

In Christ’s Family

In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free,
male and female. Among us you are all equal.
That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ.
Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,”
heirs according to the covenant promises. (Galatians 3:28-29)

A Godly Heritage

God’s APPOINTED times–Do this in remembrance of our covenant

RELATIONSHIP with Him through the Blood of Jesus.

The most important thing we can give our children and grandchildren is a godly heritage.

The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,
to know the Word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;
I have not been rebellious,
I have not turned away.
I offered my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;
I did not hide my face
from mocking and spitting. (Isaiah 50:4-6)

My home is surrounded in beauty;
You have gifted me with abundance and a rich legacy.

I will bless the Eternal, whose wise teaching orchestrates my days
and centers my mind at night.
He is ever present with me;
at all times He goes before me.
I will not live in fear or abandon my calling
because He stands at my right hand. (Psalm 16:6-8)

Therefore know without any doubt and understand that the Lord your God, He is God,
the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant
and His steadfast lovingkindness to a thousand generations
with those who love Him and keep His commandments. (Deuteronomy 7:9)

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Taste of His goodness; see how wonderful the Eternal truly is.
Anyone who puts trust in Him will be blessed and comforted. (Psalm 34:8)

but just as it is written in Scripture,

“Things which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him–
who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him,
and who gratefully recognize the benefits that He has bestowed.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient;
be entwined as one with the Lord.
Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope.
Yes, keep on waiting—for He will never disappoint you! (Psalm 27:14)

So by virtue of the blood of Jesus, you and I, my brothers, may now have courage to enter the holy of holies by way of the one who died and is yet alive,
who has made for us a holy means of entry by himself passing through the curtain,
that is, his own human nature.
Further, since we have a great High Priest set over the household of God,
let us draw near with true hearts and fullest confidence,
knowing that our inmost souls have been purified by the sprinkling of his blood
just as our bodies are cleansed by the washing of clean water.
In this confidence let us hold on to the hope that we profess without the slightest hesitation—
for he is utterly dependable—
and let us think of one another and how we can encourage each other to love and do good deeds. And let us not hold aloof from our church meetings, as some do.
Let us do all we can to help one another’s faith,
and this the more earnestly as we see the final day drawing ever nearer. (Hebrews 10:19)

Out on a “field trip” under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit.  I knew that the Lord had us in this time and place for His reasons but, it wasn’t until nearly returned to the parking, that He showed us.  I had said, “I wished we would have seen some sign of life–an animal or plant, even a butterfly.”  As the word, “butterfly” was yet on my lips, I saw one!

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Here was a lone butterfly alighting right alongside me!  I scrambled to angle in for a photo and was able to snap just two before it flew away out of sight.

The wings when folded made the creature near invisible as it blended in with the background.  I waited until the wings were unfurled to snap my photos.  It was amazing to note that its wings looked like it had been “through a war.”  Yet, here it was, doing what the Creator designed it to be, doing!  Whatever had come against it, had not destroyed its destiny.  It was here, now, for me to learn from.

At home, I learned its name–the Comma Butterfly.

The species has a flexible life cycle, which allows it to capitalize on favorable weather conditions. However, the most remarkable feature of the Comma has been its severe decline in the twentieth century and subsequent comeback. It is now much more widespread and is expanding territory.

I further learned that it was not “battle worn” but rather, is created to appear this way:

The orange and black dorsal (top) side of the eastern comma is similar to that of the closely related question mark, but it lacks the question mark’s hyphen-like line over the three black forewing spots. Also, the dorsal hindwing has a central dark smudge that is missing on another close relative, the gray comma. The hindwing has a ragged edge. Summer adults may have the dorsal hindwing completely dark, while the fall generation is more richly colored. The small white curving “comma” mark on the underside of the hindwing has wide, blunt ends. The underside of the hindwing is mottled with different shades of brown to orange-brown, but it is not heavily streaked as in the gray comma.  Both Question Mark and Eastern Comma wear their names on their wings.

As to why this butterfly was flying solo?

I learned that the female may be taking advantage of a break in bad weather to lay a few additional eggs, or she might be taking advantage of a good site for egg laying.  So this is about the generations to come.

Butterfly Symbolism and Meaning

Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.  

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The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7b

Another walk in the woods with my grandson revealed the hidden message of a pretty white wildflower.  The Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is a perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf with a pretty, white flower in early spring.  Bloodroot is also called bloodwort, turmeric, and Indian paint.

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The Bloodroot gets its name from the roots that have blood like juice on the inside. This is by far one of the most popular wildflower perennials around. They are famously known for many different reasons.  From being a medicinal herb to a beautiful flowering perennial. Whatever your reason for wanting this treasure it is sure not to disappoint. The petite white flowers and big green leaves make this something everyone will stop and pay attention too. Also considered a medicinal perennial the Bloodroot grows best in fully shaded gardens. The small attractive flower blooms appear in early Spring. Super easy to grow and low maintenance. Make sure the soil is relatively moist especially on hot Summer days.

This plant is one of many that are reproduced with the help of ants. The ants are attracted to a part of the plant’s seeds called liposomes. Thus eating and then caring back to their nests. The flowers do not produce nectar, but they do provide pollen. So visits from bees are often, they do not use the flower as food.

Growing this unique perennial is easy. They are planted 2-3 inches deep and softly covered with soil. Watering is required for the first week or so and then only when conditions become very dry. The rain will generally provide enough moisture to sustain the plant quite well.

The Bloodroot has been used for commercial purposes as well.

The FDA has approved the use of sanguinarine as anti-plaque and anti-bacterial agents in toothpaste.

Bloodroot is associated with being a strong protector for the home. 

Symbolism of Bloodroot: Love, Protection, Purification. This herb is used to heal wounds and aid with regeneration. It symbolizes healing, strength and growth.

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So that by steadfastness & by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

 

All of nature testifies without ever speaking a word of the awesome glory of God.

Before mountains were born,
    before You fashioned the earth and filled it with life,
    from ages past to distant futures,
    You are truly God. 

   “Indeed, from day one, I am He. No one can wrest another from My hand.
        I make things happen; who can turn them around?”

Psalm 90:2, Isaiah 43:13

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Where once were thorns, fir trees will grow;

where briars grew, the myrtle trees will sprout up.

This miracle will make the Lord’s name very great

and be an everlasting sign of God’s power and love.  Isaiah 55:13

The green leaves of the myrtle tree are a symbol of wellness, prosperity, and abundance.

The myrtle is not mentioned in the Bible until the time of the captivity.

The first reference is in Nehemiah 8:15–

In association with the celebration of the Feast of  Tabernacles.

As an ever-green, fragrant shrub associated with watercourses,

the myrtle is a fitting symbol of the recovery and establishment of God’s promises.

I will make an everlasting covenant with them:

I will never stop blessing them with good things,

and I will put in them a fear and respect of Me

so they will not turn their backs to Me again.”  Jeremiah 32:40

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For God expressed His love for the world in this way:

He gave His only Son

so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction,

but will have everlasting life.  John 3:16

“I tell you the truth:

eternal life belongs to those who hear My voice and believe in the One who sent Me. These people have no reason to fear judgment

because they have already left death and entered life.”  John 5:24

So now, my little children, live in Him, so that whenever He is revealed,

we will have confidence

and not have to hang our heads in shame before Him when He comes.  1 John 2:28

So trust in the Eternal One forever,
        for He is like a great Rock—strong, stable, trustworthy, and lasting.  Isaiah 26:4

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Because the Eternal is good,
    His loyal love and mercy will never end,
    and His truth will last throughout all generations.  

But the unfailing love of the Eternal is always and eternal
    for those who reverently run after Him.
    He extends His justice on and on to future generations

Psalm 100:5, Psalm 103:17

 

Now I ask you, has God rejected His people? Absolutely not! I’m living proof that God is faithful.  God has not, and will not, abandon His covenant people; He always knew they would belong to Him. 

God has preserved a remnant, elected by grace.   Grace is central in God’s action here, and it has nothing to do with deeds prescribed by the law. If it did, grace would not be grace.

In every generation, God makes sure a few survive the onslaught of judgment. The prophets call these the “remnant.” Paul sees himself living in a critical moment as fewer and fewer Jews pledge obedience to Jesus. But the Anointed’s emissary finds comfort in realizing how God’s faithfulness is playing out in his day. If you ever think that you alone are faithful to God, that somehow God has forgotten His covenant promises, think again. He always has a remnant.

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Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant

according to the election of grace.”—Romans 11:5

You have been grafted into Israel and are included in their covenant promises.

You are part of the remnant.

You have been elected by grace to sow seeds of hope during this time of opportunity. (Curt Landry)

Yesterday in texts with a daughter, I shared that our Heavenly Father showed through various Words from others confirming BREAKTHROUGH – “the light at the end of the tunnel”, the battle was already won! 
Came home to learn from a son that our Governor had shut down all non-life essential business.  Further, learned from another daughter that, another state was in worse shut down with even the road travel being closely monitored. From one child, we know that another state is doing taking similar actions as ours. 
BEFORE LEARNING THOSE “TURN OF EVENTS”,
I did share via text with that offspring that I am still BELIEVING
that many SEEDS were PLANTED throughout this attack on our faith
and that they would bear fruit! 
In addition, my birth sister had PREVIOUSLY spoken about all our RELATIVES
that the harvest will come forth—some 30 fold, 60 fold, and others, 100 fold.
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I denounce the works of darkness and declare the light of the Risen Savior
Jesus as LORD of LIFE.
Jesus’ work on the cross destroyed the works of sin and darkness.
He arose with healing in His wings!  He is the Author & Finisher of FAITH!
Those that come to God must believe that He is
AND that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.
The father of the boy infected with a demon came to Jesus and Jesus cast those demons out with a WORD—actually a REBUKE.  Just One Word Scatters the Enemy
What does the Bible mean by rebuke?
Rebuke. If you receive a rebuke, it means that you have been reprimanded, or scolded.
The root comes from the Old French rebuchier
and means “to hack down,” or “beat back.”
rebuke, then, is meant to be critical and to chide —
in today’s terms, a rebuke is verbal smack-down!
His disciples later, in private, asked Jesus why they could NOT cast out
that boy’s demon.  Jesus told them the answer:
Specifically, here is what Jesus told His disciples:
Jesus: “Because you have so little faith. I tell you this: if you had even a faint spark of faith, even faith as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and because of your faith, the mountain would move. If you had just a sliver of faith, you would find nothing impossible.  But this kind is not realized except through much prayer and fasting.”
Our enemy has been named even though invisible but the Word has already told us that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (of the flesh) BUT MIGHTY THROUGH GOD to the pulling down of strongholds and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.
If the enemy is stubborn and inciting panic, fear, etc etc. then we must seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and know that He shall supply all our need according to His riches in Christ Jesus IN GLORY.  He is our NEED and He is our SUPPLY.  He is our SOURCE & our RESOURCE, an ever-present HELP in TIME of NEED.
It is ESSENTIAL that we not waver in spiritual warfare PRAYING and standing on His COVENANT, His Blood Oath Promise, and it must be a STUBBORN STAND AGAINST SATAN who is the author of confusion which is the real enemy in this c-virus confusion!
Our battle belongs to the Lord and victory is the Lord’s yet we are His!
We fight the good fight of faith.  Thus our battle with Satan is SUPERNATURAL by faith in Who God is and that He is Faithful AND True.
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Now we must grow in faith from anything “lukewarm, halfhearted”
and be HOT and WHOLLY HIS in our prayers of FAITH which we know and are confident in HIS WORD even as Jesus scolded, warned the demon in that boy and they evacuated that “host.”
THIS is how we loosen Satan’s (strong)hold by taking hold of the Lord of LIFE!  Amen.
Trust in the Lord, Trust in His power, Trust in His plan, and Stand Firm IN His Promises–
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Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely;
never depend upon your own ideas and inventions.
Give Him the credit for everything you accomplish,
 and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead.  (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Sending you this Word of encouragement to Trust in Him and Wait Expectantly for Him.
Praying for all of you AND yours.

What the Lord has been saying

And, when all is said and done, here is the last word: worship in reverence the one True God, and keep His commands, for this is what God expects of every person.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

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Remember when Jesus’ disciples (apprentices) asked him what they must DO?

“So what should we do if we want to do God’s work?”

Jesus answered,

“The work you can do for God starts with believing in the One He has sent.”  John 6:28-29

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I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work  in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put His finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!  Philippians 1:6

True love for God means obeying His commands,

and His commands don’t weigh us down as heavy burdens.  1 John 5:3

How Star Trek Next Generation’s Captain Piccard and the “Resistance if futile, you will be assimilated” threats of the Borg teach about the essential Truth in God’s commands–

God’s command regenerates our true, real, abundant Life as we Rest in His Son and obey His Word (command).

“Surrender your anxiety!
Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God.
I am the God above all the nations,
and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.”   Psalm 46:10

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God’s commands are not complicated, they are simple enough for even a child shall lead.

God’s command penetrate the corruption and holy control, alt, + delete the enemy’s viral attacks on your body, soul, and spirit as you are being re-boot (regenerated) in Christ.

But even though he was a wonderful Son, he learned to listen and obey through all his sufferings.  Hebrews 5:8

Within the past 18 hours, the Spirit of the Living God, that same Holy Spirit that regenerated Jesus Christ, God’s Son from the dead was speaking all these words as one into my spirit…that, in Genesis, the work of Creation was declared finished.  Jesus was the already slain from before the foundation of the earth were laid out by God in creation.  The Cross was foreseen as a “Well done, finished work” in Christ.  Our work is to simply believe and obey His Son who was sent to heal and deliver from the curse of sin and death that we may be regenerated to the completed, finished work of God through faith in Who He is and His Word sent.   

First Scripture that I read this morning, “Be still, AND know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10.

That was where the Lord had me pray during the night before dawn!

This one Word is our said for today!  It ties to others which as I am led to share–

From that verse Psalm 46:10, there was a reflection
from a lady named Hannah Whitall Smith***:
“Learn to LIVE in REST.  In the calmness of spirit it will GIVE, your soul will REFLECT,
as in a mirror, the beauty of the Lord;
and the tumult of men’s lives will be calmed in your presence,
as your tumults have been calmed in His presence.”
Yesterday towards evening it kept returning to me that we are like the disciples
who worked in the sea and thought they knew more about their work than Jesus.
Jesus was in so at Rest in the Father’s work that he slept as they crossed over.  Nothing
that the Adversary, the devil could muster up to strike fear or panic could divert Jesus
from finishing the Father’s work.
Jesus already told his disciples that they were crossing over to the other side.
AND THE LEGION OF DEMONS KNEW IT AND BELIEVED IT!!!
Why should we fear when we have His Word?  The demons were afraid!
This is what Jesus’ disciples said,
 “What’s going on here? Wind and sea come to heel at his command!”
That demon-infected one man’s corrupted work was to obstruct any from passing that way.  In fact, the moment the boat touched shore and Jesus’ feet touched land,
the LEGION of demons knew it was time to vacate the premises as their host was about to be healed and delivered that he might finish the work that God created for him in Christ Jesus.  That one man preached the Word of God to the region of Decapolis–
that was a league of ‘ten cities’ of business.

From the regeneration of that one life, many lives were healed and delivered from

the curse of sin and death by the Word of God sent in the person of Jesus Christ.
Now where do we see that number 10 again?  IN THE WORD OF GOD!!!
 (Dan 2:31-35, 40-45; 7:7-8, 19-24 ; Rev 13:1-2; 17:3, 7, 12-16 ).
Satan knows what’s coming and hence, his panic attacks are intensifying
as he seeks to obstruct or divert the plan of God.  In Revelation 12, we see the End and how our Adversary (Satan) is watching on the sea shore (earth).
Remember, Satan fell to the earth–read Revelation 12.
But there are 10 days of TESTING too!!!  Daniel 1:12 and Revelation 2:10 tell us this.
These all reference BEING FAITHFUL.
God is FAITHFUL and when Jesus returns will He find faith
(those remaining faithful to Him).
THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE GIVEN TIME TO REPENT
AND ENTER IN TO THE REST OF GOD
(THE FINISHED WORK OF GOD’S WORD, HIS SON, JESUS THE CHRIST).
The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
we see God gives TIME to repent (return, regenerate in Christ Jesus, His finished work)
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you?
Does this mean nothing to you?
Can’t you see that His kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
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Let us pray this way, that we are turn (repent) and rest, obedient to His command to be re-set into His image of how He created and designed to BE in His Word sent–
Christ Jesus before the foundations of the earth laid and before corruption through the Adversary (Satan) sought to destroy that beautiful image (blueprint/design) and, that,all the negative sinful fearful worrisome “stuff” is deleted as we are reboot in Christ’s image, the Finished work of God.

I denounce the works of Satan that they are aborted and

I declare the FINISHED work of Jesus Christ

and He finishes what He starts.  Amen

So we conclude that there is still a full and complete “rest” waiting for believers to experience.  Hebrews 4:9

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***”In 1870 Hannah Whitall Smith wrote what has become a classic of joyous Christianity, The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life.

The title barely hints at the depths of that perceptive book.

It is no shallow “four easy steps to successful living.”

Studiously, the writer defines the shape of a full and ABUNDANT LIFE hid in God. Then she carefully reveals the difficulties to this way

and finally charts the results of a LIFE ABANDONED TO GOD.

What is the Christian’s secret to a happy life?

It is best summed up by her chapter entitled “The Joy of Obedience.”

Joy comes through OBEDIENCE to Christ, and joy results from OBEDIENCE to Christ. Without OBEDIENCE joy is hollow and artificial.”

~Foster, Richard J. Celebration Of Discipline, p.192. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988

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Walking Faithfully With God Until The End
Do two people walk hand in hand
if they aren’t going to the same place? Amos 3:3

The fact is, God, the Master, does nothing
without first telling His prophets the whole story. Amos 3:7

Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote,

God is there, ready to help;
I’m fearless no matter what.
Who or what can get to me? Hebrews 13:6

So keep at your work, this faith and love rooted in Christ, exactly as I set it out for you. It’s as sound as the day you first heard it from me. Guard this precious thing placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us.
2 Timothy 1:13-14

Wickedness in the World

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“Noah lived in the midst of a WICKED people. In the midst of WICKEDNESS,
he was able to keep CLOSE FELLOWSHIP with God. It is not the environment but the heart that determines one’s walk with the Lord.” Millie Stamm

Here is the account of Noah and his descendants. Noah was a good man, a right-living man, the best man of his generation; and he walked closely with God. Genesis 6:9

If you walk in the wisdom of the Holy Spirit,
He will surely guide.

How can a young person live a clean life?
By carefully reading the map of Your Word.
I’m single-minded in pursuit of You;
don’t let me miss the road signs You’ve posted.
I’ve banked Your promises in the vault of my heart
so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.
Be blessed, God;
train me in Your ways of wise living. Psalm 119

Make this your common practice:
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again. James 5:16-18

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Father, You placed me right here, right now, to walk by faith in Your unfailing love that nothing can ever block. I stand in the power of faith in Your unfailing love and speak Your love out against the spirit of fear, that they rise and walk in Jesus’ name!

This is the confidence You instill in Your children that faith WORKS by love and Your love is shed abroad in our hearts by Your Holy Spirit. We love because You first loved us. So we know and rely on Your love and where You love takes up residence, there is no room for fear.

Father, we speak Your love into every fearful heart today and ask that You gift them with faith to walk through life knowing that You are in control and that, Your Word heals and delivers from the curse of sin and death, In the power of Your anointed One, Jesus the Messiah, Amen.

The devil wants to tie you up and trap you in the paralysis of doubt and fear.

Don’t let him! This is nothing new! 

Remember an entire generation never stepped into the land promised by God for that reason.

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Remember when the religious leaders ordered Jesus to silence His worship and praise? He replied that even if these kept silent that the rocks would cry out in praise of their Creator!

Do you realize that we are in the midst of an age-long spiritual battle, one that has already been won? Whose side are you on? God is on your side, going before, coming alongside, and walking behind you IF you choose to hold fast to His faithful love and truth.

Remember when many followers abandoned Jesus and he asked his disciplined ones if they were planning to cut and run too?

Peter replied, “Master, to whom would we go? You have the words of real life, eternal life. We’ve already committed ourselves, confident that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:68

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Romans 8:28 – The incredible reality of this well-known verse
Do you really believe that all things work together for good to those who love God? … It’s also written, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” Philippians 4:4. This isn’t possible without believing in Romans 8:28.
Nothing exists apart from the permissive will of God

Everything was created through Him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without Him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out. John 1:3-5

So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are His lovers who have been called to fulfill His designed purpose. Romans 8:28

Jesus already told us, in John 16:33, ” I have told you these things so that you will be whole and at peace. In this world, you will be plagued with times of trouble, but you need not fear; I have triumphed over this corrupt world order.”

“Like Me, they are not products of the corrupt world order”  John 17:16

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Jesus invests His authority in us to walk in it.
Remember, in Acts chapter 5, Peter was walking in such closeness to the presence of the Risen Lord, that even his shadow and handkerchief were healing lives touched by a life lived in the presence of God so intimately.

Now is the time to rise and walk in the Name of Jesus the Messiah.
We are not called to run away like Jonah
but to go as ones sent on God’s holy assignment to administer His truth in the power of His unfailing love to a dying world.
The real enemy is not sickness or even death on the PHYSICAL level
but the corruption that is a byproduct of choosing our own ways over God’s perfect will chosen in Love for us.

The Lord will never lead you into temptation—

Any temptation you face will be nothing new. But God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can handle. But He always provides a way of escape so that you will be able to endure and keep moving forward. 1 Corinthians 10:13

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Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority.

There’s more to come:
We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!
Romans 5:3-5

The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor,
heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners.
God sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies—
and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion,
give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom,
a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.
Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display his glory.
They’ll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage.
They’ll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make it new.
You’ll hire outsiders to herd your flocks and foreigners to work your fields,
But you’ll have the title “Priests of God,” honored as ministers of our God.
You’ll feast on the bounty of nations, you’ll bask in their glory.
Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt,
Your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever.

Open the gates that a righteous nation may enter–one that remains faithful.

You’ll want to sing out that day,  Give thanks to the Eternal; call on His name. 

Spread the news throughout the world of what He has done and how great is His name!

He sends out his orders throughout the world;
his words run as swift messengers, bringing them to pass.

For the Lord God is brighter than the brilliance of a sunrise!
Wrapping himself around me like a shield,
he is so generous with his gifts of grace and glory.
Those who walk along his paths with integrity
will never lack one thing they need, for he provides it all!

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Lord, I have chosen You alone as my inheritance.  You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
I leave my destiny and its timing in Your hands.  

My boundary lines fall in pleasant places

  You have gifted me with abundance and a rich legacy.  (Psalm 16:5-6)

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

 I thought to Myself how much I wanted to welcome you home as children
        and bless you with a good land and a future to be envied by all the world.
    I hoped for the day when you would call Me ‘My Father,’
        and no longer pull away from Me and My ways.”  (Jeremiah 3:19)

“I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’ (John 16:12-15)

And God? Compassionate!  Forgave the sin! Didn’t destroy!
Over and over He reined in His anger, restrained His considerable wrath.
He knew what they were made of;  He knew there wasn’t much to them,
How often in the desert they had spurned Him, tried His patience in those wilderness years.
Time and again they pushed Him to the limit, provoked Israel’s Holy God.
How quickly they forgot what He’d done, forgot their day of rescue from the enemy,
When He did miracles in Egypt, wonders on the plain of Zoan.
He turned the River and its streams to blood—not a drop of water fit to drink.
He sent flies, which ate them alive, and frogs, which bedeviled them.
He turned their harvest over to caterpillars, everything they had worked for to the locusts.
He flattened their grapevines with hail; a killing frost ruined their orchards.
He pounded their cattle with hail, let thunderbolts loose on their herds.
His anger flared, a wild firestorm of havoc,
An advance guard of disease-carrying angels to clear the ground, preparing the way before Him.
He didn’t spare those people, He let the plague rage through their lives.
He killed all the Egyptian firstborns, lusty infants, offspring of Ham’s virility.
Then he led His people out like sheep, took His flock safely through the wilderness.
He took good care of them; they had nothing to fear.
    The Sea took care of their enemies for good.
He brought them into His holy land,  this mountain He claimed for His own.
He scattered everyone who got in their way; He staked out an inheritance for them—
    the tribes of Israel all had their own places.  (Psalm 78:38-55)

Jesus said, “I tell you most solemnly that anyone who chooses a life of sin is trapped in a dead-end life and is, in fact, a slave. A slave is a transient, who can’t come and go at will. The Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through. I know you are Abraham’s descendants. But I also know that you are trying to kill me because my message hasn’t yet penetrated your thick skulls. I’m talking about things I have seen while keeping company with the Father, and you just go on doing what you have heard from your father.” (John 8:36-38)

Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything.

It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.  (1 Corinthians 13:7-8a)

All gifts except love will be superseded one day

For if there are prophecies they will be fulfilled and done with, if there are “tongues” the need for them will disappear,

if there is knowledge it will be swallowed up in truth.

For our knowledge is always incomplete and our prophecy is always incomplete,

and when the complete comes, that is the end of the incomplete.  (1 Corinthians 13:8b-10)

Then he told me, “These are those who come from the great tribulation, and they’ve washed their robes, scrubbed them clean in the blood of the Lamb. That’s why they’re standing before God’s Throne. They serve him day and night in his Temple. The One on the Throne will pitch his tent there for them: no more hunger, no more thirst, no more scorching heat. The Lamb on the Throne will shepherd them, will lead them to spring waters of Life. And God will wipe every last tear from their eyes.”
(Revelation 7:14-17)

If we are God’s children, that means we are His heirs along with the Anointed, set to inherit everything that is His.

If we share His sufferings, we know that we will ultimately share in His glory.  (Romans 8:17)

We may feel alone, but we aren’t. We are surrounded by an army of witnesses.

They have run the race of faith and finished well. It is now our turn.

Now stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith.

He endured the cross and ignored the shame of that death because He focused on the joy that was set before Him;

and now He is seated beside God on the throne, a place of honor.  (Hebrews 12:2)

War broke out in Heaven. Michael and his Angels fought the Dragon. The Dragon and his Angels fought back, but were no match for Michael. They were cleared out of Heaven, not a sign of them left. The great Dragon—ancient Serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, the one who led the whole earth astray—thrown out, and all his Angels thrown out with him, thrown down to earth. Then I heard a strong voice out of Heaven saying,
Salvation and power are established!
Kingdom of our God, authority of his Messiah!
The Accuser of our brothers and sisters thrown out,
who accused them day and night before God.
They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb
and the bold word of their witness.
They weren’t in love with themselves;
they were willing to die for Christ.
So rejoice, O Heavens, and all who live there,
but doom to earth and sea,
For the Devil’s come down on you with both feet;
he’s had a great fall;
He’s wild and raging with anger;
he hasn’t much time and he knows it. (Revelation 12:7-12)

“The one who conquers through faithfulness even unto death I will place next to Me on My throne,

just as I Myself conquered and took a place of honor with My Father on His throne.  (Revelation 3:21)

Yes and Amen!

I am Here am I

 

 

 “And neither will I walk off and leave you. That would be a sin against God! I’m staying right here at my post praying for you and teaching you the good and right way to live. But I beg of you, fear Godand worship him honestly and heartily. You’ve seen how greatly he has worked among you! Be warned: If you live badly, both you and your king will be thrown out.”

For God is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.

1 Samuel 12:23-25 The Message

God can’t stomach liars;
he loves the company of those who keep their word.

 

The God Who Forms Light and Darkness

God’s Message to his anointed,
    to Cyrus, whom he took by the hand
To give the task of taming the nations,
    of terrifying their kings—
He gave him free rein,
    no restrictions:
“I’ll go ahead of you,
    clearing and paving the road.
I’ll break down bronze city gates,
    smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances.
I’ll lead you to buried treasures,
    secret caches of valuables—
Confirmations that it is, in fact, I, God,
    the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.
It’s because of my dear servant Jacob,
    Israel my chosen,
That I’ve singled you out, called you by name,
    and given you this privileged work.
    And you don’t even know me!
I am God, the only God there is.
    Besides me there are no real gods.
I’m the one who armed you for this work,
    though you don’t even know me,
So that everyone, from east to west, will know
    that I have no god-rivals.
    I am God, the only God there is.
I form light and create darkness,
    I make harmonies and create discords.
    I, God, do all these things.

Isaiah 45:3-7 The Message 

Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.
Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

 

 “Yes,” said Jesus, “and you won’t regret it. No one who has sacrificed home, spouse, brothers and sisters, parents, children—whatever—will lose out. It will all come back multiplied many times over in your lifetime. And then the bonus of eternal life!”

Luke 18:29-30 The Message 

May each day begin and end with Your blessing, Amen.

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