MY WORD

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MY WORD

Judges 3:15 Again the Israelites cried out to the Lord, and he gave them a deliverer–Ehud, a left-handed man, son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab.  (For more information and understanding read the remainder of Judges Chapter 3)

The Scene: a double-edged sword, a symbol of God’s Word shining forth to mankind from the throne of God the Father through the Holy Spirit.

The Lord said, through His Holy Spirit,”When you call Me I will come to your aid, just as when the Israelites called out to God for His help, and He came to their aid.”

God raised up Ehud, who was sent to free the Jews from the Moabites. God had prepared Ehud and when called upon, Ehud went and obeyed the Lord.

God’s Word is true, He said,” Trust in Me. I will come to your aid, when you humble yourself and seek My face for I am true to My Word.” (See 2 Chronicles 7:14)

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OUR FAITH STANDS

OUR FAITH STANDS

OUR FAITH STANDS

Psalm 91:1-3 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (Whose power no foe can withstand). I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, on Him I lean and rely and in Him I (confidently) trust! For (then) He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.” (AMP)

The Scene: The shadow of the cross, representing Jesus, leads the way to the empty tomb of Jesus and Resurrection Day– bringing salvation to those who choose to worship and follow Jesus Christ’s ways and Word.

On the solid rock of Jesus’ Word, created by a carpenter, the cross shows us the love He has for us.

Acts 17:28 ” For it is in him we live and move, and  have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

1 Corinthians 15:2-4 ” By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,”

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IN HIS TIME

IN HIS TIME  (see picture below)

Song of Solomon 2:11-12  “See, the winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come , the cooing of doves is heard in our land.”

The Scene: From top to bottom; symbolic of the four seasons;  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer– the Lord God has a time for everything, like plants of the earth, all different. We, God’s people, have our Springtime and come into His fullness. All different, we have our God- given purposes, in His time.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

Give thanks to our Creator, knowing we are created at just the right time.  “And I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14)

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HE FILLS OUR POT

HE FILLS OUR POT

HE FILLS OUR POT

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

The Scene: A full pot of food–symbolic of the needs of God’s children being fulfilled. God fills their pots/pans (meets their needs).*

*Only those who are willing to listen to God, through His Holy Spirit, and do what He says  to do, may claim God’s promises in His Word.  James 1:22,25 ” Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves, Do what it says. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it–he will be blessed in what he does.”

And from that full pot others may be blessed as well by the generosity of the giver, who has been given“more than enough.”

Luke 12:48  “but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of flogging, will receive but few. And from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. (NASB)

In this way we can be witnesses (testifiers) to how blessed we really are; and so others may learn from us the ways of the Lord. He is our provider (Jehovah Jireh). We, in turn, are blessed because we share what the Lord has given us.

We can rest assured that we cannot outgive our God. Mighty and strong is He!

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LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR OWN DEAD

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LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR OWN  DEAD

Matthew 8:21-22 “Another disciple said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go bury my father.’ But Jesus told him, ‘Follow me and let the dead bury their own dead.'”

The Scene: A message to the unbeliever that they will never see eternal life. For believers, pray for your unsaved family members.

Luke 14:33 “In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”

The disciples were called to give their all.  Jesus knew what would be required of them. So they had to abandon all for the sake of the cross.

For the Church, however, a different message was given to its members.

Romans 11:29 “For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.”

We, as believers in Jesus, the only Son of God, must stay focused on our spiritual calling. At the same time we are not to neglect our own households.

1 Timothy 5:8 “If anyone does not provide for his relatives and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

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BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD

BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD

BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD

Colossians 1:17 “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

The Scene: Shown like a chemical formula, everything ever made is held together by their Creator.

 Everything began at His command and will end at His command.

Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Colossians 1:18-19 “And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the first born from among the dead, so that in everything he might have supremacy: For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,”

*Holy Bible Marriage (God-ordained):

Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”

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STONE ROLLED AWAY

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STONE ROLLED AWAY

Psalm 18:31 “For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?”

The Scene: The large rock in front of the tomb is a great symbol to the true believers in Jesus the Christ, their Lord, and in God the Father of all.

Most Christians know about the stone being rolled back at Jesus’ tomb, so people could see He had risen. The stone has another story to tell—it is evidence that nothing can stop our Lord and God–not a very heavy rock, not  death, nor the weight of the sin of the world.

Jesus came out of the tomb, showed Himself to those He loved, so they could actually see Him. Then they knew the truth and believed in their hearts that He was, in fact, Jesus, Savior, Christ, King of all.

Psalm 18:46 ” The Lord lives! Praise be my Rock! Exalted be my Savior!”

Charles Spurgeon, a great preacher/teacher of the Word, preached, “Observe that here is a foundation laid. That stone rolled away from the sepulcher, typifying and certifying, as it does the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is a foundation stone (cornerstone) for the Christian faith. The fact of the resurrection is the keystone of Christianity.  For all our hope hinges on that great fact.”

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