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    SOS!

    Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. (Exodus 14:13-14) Israel was crying out to God for rescue. There was no way forward and no way back. God heard their cry and He answered. Moses heard, and then acted upon the word of the Lord. He stretched his hand out in faith, and God parted the waters. Israel then “walked into” their miracle (Exodus 14:26-31). First, we must have faith in the word of God. If God says He will do it, He will do it! Then, when He throws you a lifeline; do not hesitate, grab onto it! God made a…

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    Do you take this man?

    And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. Deuteronomy 30:6 Circumcision is a covenant. It is a sacrifice of flesh; putting away the old man. It involves the shedding of blood – purification. It is like what Christ did on the cross for us. God proposed a covenant to Abraham that He would make him a great nation (Genesis 17:1-2). The Israelite’s circumcision outwardly set them apart as God’s chosen people. But, with that came obligation (Galatians 5:3, Luke 12:48). When you love God with all your heart…

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    Shout it Out!

    To present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:27 The commercial from 1975 asked, “what would you do for a really tough stain?” A woman replied, “I would Shout it Out!” Shout it out is a heavy-duty stain remover. When what you have used in the past isn’t working, it’s time for something stronger! My question in any tough situation is, what would Jesus do? When Jesus called Lazarus back from the dead; a seemingly impossible situation, He cried loudly, “Lazarus come out!” (John 11:43). If you want a disorderly child to straighten out, you are…

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    An Offering by Fire

    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 There are five Levitical offerings commanded by God in the Old Testament: The Burnt Offering, The Meat Offering, The Peace Offering, The Sin Offering, and The Trespass Offering. Moses was given direct instructions that when the people were coming into the land of promise, they were to give a heave offering unto the Lord – an offering by fire (Numbers 15:18-21). The heave offering is a type of peace offering – one of reconciliation between God and His people, and one of thanks…

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    A Tale of Two Cities

    And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:25 Abraham Lincoln quoted Mark 3:25 during a speech in 1858. He was basically saying, there is no compromise! You need to choose a side, freedom or slavery. Elijah said to the people, “How long will you waver between two opinions?” (1 Kings 18:21). We can either live as slaves to sin or live freely in Jesus. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8). A Tale of Two Cities opening line reads, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” The Church is getting closer to the promises…

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    The Miracle Minute

    “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17 Some people do not believe in miracles, but we are all a part of one big miracle. Look around, we are standing on a miracle – planet earth. We ourselves are walking miracles! God created everything from nothing using words. Science says that something cannot come from nothing; therefore, the only explanation is that it is a miracle. God is in everything that lives and breathes (Psalm 19:1). Paul stated in (1 Corinthians 13:2) that…

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    Right-Hand Man

    “Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.” Exodus 15:6 On May 30th we celebrated “Ascension Day” (Acts:1). This supernatural event happened 40 days after Jesus’ resurrection – the day Jesus departed from the earth and entered the presence of God; seated at His right hand in heaven (Luke 22:69). The disciples witnessed this amazing event, and were told that Jesus would return! He would return the same way He left. The disciples were then told to wait in Jerusalem when He would send His Holy Spirit to come upon them and give them power to carry on the…

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    Are we there yet?

    He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also, he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 God’s creation is perfect. It’s fascinating to watch a caterpillar go through the stages to become a butterfly. We go through many stages in life. Metamorphosis has four stages: Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult. When the caterpillar (immature larva) are birthed they need to eat a lot. The mother is careful to lay her eggs on the leaf that she wants her children to eat from, because that is the very leaf the caterpillar…

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    Tough Love

    Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 Merriam Webster defines, “tough love,” as an affectionate concern expressed in a disciplinary manner to promote responsible behavior. We use the term, “tough love,” because it is hard to love at times. As the family of God, or any family for that matter, we are going to have conflict. At times it is easy to love, and other times we must work at it. T.F. Hodge said, “Tough love may be tough to give, but it is a necessity of life and assurance of positive growth.” The Lord chastises those He LOVES (Hebrews…

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    It is Finished!

    When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 (NIV) Tetelestai (τετέλεσται), is a Greek word that means “Finished.” It is also known as a word that was stamped on tax receipts indicating, “paid in full.” When Jesus said, “It is finished,” He was saying to His Father, “their debt is paid in full!” When Jesus died, the veil in the temple was torn in two (Matthew 27:51). The veil was there to separate sinful men from entering the holy of holies. Man was separated from the presence of God because of their sin. Only the High Priest could enter the…