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These three Bear Witness

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  These three Bear Witness The Bible is full of numbers that seem to please God. He likes sets of three, sets of seven and also ten. Special meaning and significance is given to these various sets of numbers. In Proverbs chapter 6, it is stated, these six things God hates, yes even seven are an abomination to Him.   A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren. According to Christian tradition the seven deadly sins are: envy, gluttony, greed or covetousness, lust, pride, sloth or laziness and wrath. (They forgot lying which God hates.) Paul says in 2 Corinthians 13; In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. Matthew 18: “ Again I say to you that if   two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. Fo

Moving in the Glory

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Moving in the Glory Many today have never experienced a gathering of Christians when the Power of God came down so mightily that there was an actual visible presence of God in their midst.   In times past, the Glory covered the church and onlookers called the fire department reporting that the church was on fire, but it was the fire of Pentecost. This kind of glory does not happen at pot luck dinners, church parties, or community meetings, but will occur when God's people repent of their personal secret sins, and seek God's face. Usually the tangible and visible glory of God occurs during a church service, but also the glory often happens in home prayer meetings. Reading from Ezekiel 47:3-5 " And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water  came up to my  ankles. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water  came up to my  knees. Again he me

Do Not Fear, Because God Holds Tomorrow and He Will Take Care of You.

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  Do Not Fear, Because God Holds Tomorrow and He Will Take Care of You. As the New Year is in front of us; for many it is a fearful time not knowing what the future holds. For many of our citizens, there is much fear about the unknown, but I am reminded of the beautiful song that goes something like this; “I don't know about tomorrow; I just live from day to day. I don't borrow from its sunshine, For its skies may turn to gray. I don't worry o'er the future, For I know what Jesus said. And today I'll walk beside Him, For He knows what is ahead. Many things about tomorrow I don't seem to understand But I know who holds tomorrow, And I know who holds my hand. ” My message today is taken from Luke's Gospel chapter 12. As Jesus was teaching, he said to them, “Be on your guard against all greed and covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced pl

Walk Through the Fire

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  Walk Through the Fire As we gather to pray over our city, our State and our Nation, we shall consider that often in our lives there is trouble and Christians are not exempt from bad things that happen.  However as believers we are never alone and God is with us and in us through every attempt of Satan to defeat us. God sends his angels to protect you and watch over you even as you pass through the cold water or walk through the heat of the fire. God knows your very name. Reading a portion from Isaiah chapter 43: The prophet proclaims; Now this is what the LORD says “ Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine! I will be with you; and when you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, and the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; Because you are precious and honored in My sight, and because I love you, Do not be afraid, for I am with you. In the book of Daniel it is

Jesus came Once, but He will come Again, the Second Time

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  Jesus came Once as a baby, but He will come Again, the Second Time as our King Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Messiah. We are reminded that Jesus came the first time as a tiny baby, but today we will explore the fact that he is coming again in the clouds to receive all who have invited Jesus to live in their lives. There are signs all around us indicate that it may be soon. Recently two planets Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in our solar system came together to form what is sometimes referred to as  “Christmas Star ” or the Star of Bethlehem.  We understand it was two planets - - but this conjuncture only occurs about every 800 years.  Is this a sign of Jesus coming again? ? Verily verily I say onto you,  This could    have been the Star that announced the first coming of Jesus our Lord. Perhaps God is announcing in the heavens that Jesus will soon come a second time and for each of us, it is good to keep the slate clean. We understand

And He Gave Gifts unto Men

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  And He Gave Gifts unto Men Did you ever receive a gift but it wasn't what you really wanted, and so you were not grateful? You may have been polite and thanked the person, but it was not valuable to you. Some gifts that come from the heart are more precious than expensive presents. Hand made items given to you by your children are valued keepsakes. God has given us His best gift and that was his only begotten son. Jesus also is the bearer of Valuable gifts. We are approaching the celebration of Christmas. It is the time we acknowledge the birth of Jesus our King. Yes, our King was born in a stable and laid in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes while angels sang Glory to God in the Highest and peace on earth and to all men. It was a holy night when God presented His gift to the world. Shepherds came to worship Him as they were led to the stable by a bright and shining star. Sometime later, “Wise men from the East also following a star; came to present to the child,

Get off your High Horse

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  Get off your High Horse In the Bible; the book of Genesis, Cain and Abel were the first two sons of Adam and Eve, Cain , the firstborn, was a farmer,  and his brother Abel  was a shepherd.  The brothers made sacrifices to God,  each of his own produce, but God favored Abel's sacrifice instead of Cain's. Cain was jealous and envious of his brother and decided to murder Abel. Now it so happened that God was still having face to face meetings and he came to Cain asking where is your brother? Of course God knew all about it, but he was looking for repentance and sorrow, but instead he was faced with a rebellious and Smart Alec remark; “Am I my brother's keeper?” God replied, your brother's blood cries out from the ground and you are to be banished from your family and sent far away. I wondered about this, if God had of showed up the day before perhaps the murder could have been prevented and the two brother's reconciled. However the truth is that at times ev