Friday, March 31, 2017

Is Your House Built On The Rock

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Verse of the Day - Psalm 18:2 - March 31, 2017 - Day90


Psalm 18:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.


Psalm 18:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me;
My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge;
My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold.


Psalm 18:2 Common English Bible (CEB)

2 The Lord is my solid rock,
my fortress, my rescuer.
My God is my rock—
I take refuge in him!—
he’s my shield,
my salvation’s strength,
my place of safety.


Psalm 18:2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

2 You are my mighty rock,[a]
my fortress, my protector,
the rock where I am safe,
my shield,
my powerful weapon,[b]
and my place of shelter.


Psalm 18:2 Good News Translation (GNT)

2 The Lord is my protector;
he is my strong fortress.
My God is my protection,
and with him I am safe.
He protects me like a shield;
he defends me and keeps me safe.


Psalm 18:2 Living Bible (TLB)

2 The Lord is my fort where I can enter and be safe; no one can follow me in and slay me. He is a rugged mountain where I hide; he is my Savior, a rock where none can reach me, and a tower of safety. He is my shield. He is like the strong horn of a mighty fighting bull.

Psalm 18:2 The Message (MSG)

A David Song, Which He Sang to God After Being Saved from All His Enemies and from Saul

18 1-2 I love you, God—
you make me strong.
God is bedrock under my feet,
the castle in which I live,
my rescuing knight.
My God—the high crag
where I run for dear life,
hiding behind the boulders,
safe in the granite hideout.


Psalm 18:2 New Life Version (NLV)

2 The Lord is my rock, and my safe place, and the One Who takes me out of trouble. My God is my rock, in Whom I am safe. He is my safe-covering, my saving strength, and my strong tower.

Psalm 18:2 The Voice (VOICE)

2 The Eternal is my rock, my fortress, and my salvation;
He is my True God, the stronghold in which I hide,
my strong shield, the horn that calls forth help, and my tall-walled tower.



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Is Your House Built On The Rock

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Does Your Ministry Seem Insignificant?

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Verse of the Day - March 30, 2017 - Hebrews 6:10 Day - 88

Do you know that God appreciates every little things you do for Him?  Every now and then I will talk to a believer that feels kind of down because they really do not feel they have much of ministry.  To be in the ministry is not just being a pastor or teacher, as most people think.

To serve the Lord is to minister to others using whatever ability He has given you.  When you use that ability you are not only ministering to others you are also ministering to Him.  What is your ability then if you are not a pastor or teacher?  God loves the simplest abilities as much as He love the great abilities He has given famous Evangelist, Pastors and Teacher.

We can feel interior to other believers if we lack the above mentioned abilities.  The Lord never wants us to compare the abilities He has given us to the abilities of others.  He expects us to use those abilities He gave us no matter how small and insignificant that appears to be.

My Mother was one of the most saintly women I have ever known.  She was very humble and shy.  She was never boastful, prideful, or arrogant.  She was never quick to anger and never spoke ill of others.  She was always very gentle and soft spoken.  She never sought to be noticed by anyone.  She was always true to the Lord in the study of the Word and witnessing to others.  She never thought about having any rewards for the little things she did in her life, but I am certain that her reward is heaven is be great.

We can feel interior to other believers if we lack the above mentioned abilities.  The Lord never wants us to compare the abilities He has given us to the abilities of others.  He expects us to use those abilities He gave us no matter how small and insignificant that appears to be.

The Lord honors those that are faithful to Him, those that listen to His words, and does what He says.  If you can do these few things then God will never forget the work you have done in obedience for Him.  You may not see much fruit right now or you may not get any glory in this life, but you will receive your just reward and glory in eternity.  Please also read Matthew 25:14-46  and Matthew 7:24-25


Hebrews 6:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown for His name in ministering to [the needs of] the saints (God’s people), as you do.


Hebrews 6:10 Common English Bible (CEB)

10 God isn’t unjust so that he forgets your efforts and the love you have shown for his name’s sake when you served and continue to serve God’s holy people.


Hebrews 6:10 Common English Bible (CEB)

10 God isn’t unjust so that he forgets your efforts and the love you have shown for his name’s sake when you served and continue to serve God’s holy people.

Hebrews 6:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

10 God is always fair. He will remember how you helped his people in the past and how you are still helping them. You belong to God, and he won’t forget the love you have shown his people.


Hebrews 6:10 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

10 God is fair, and he will remember all the work you have done. He will remember that you showed your love to him by helping his people and that you continue to help them.


Hebrews 6:10 Good News Translation (GNT)

10 God is not unfair. He will not forget the work you did or the love you showed for him in the help you gave and are still giving to other Christians.

Hebrews 6:10 Living Bible (TLB)

10 For God is not unfair. How can he forget your hard work for him, or forget the way you used to show your love for him—and still do—by helping his children?

Hebrews 6:10-12 The Message (MSG)

9-12 I’m sure that won’t happen to you, friends. I have better things in mind for you—salvation things! God doesn’t miss anything. He knows perfectly well all the love you’ve shown him by helping needy Christians, and that you keep at it. And now I want each of you to extend that same intensity toward a full-bodied hope, and keep at it till the finish. Don’t drag your feet. Be like those who stay the course with committed faith and then get everything promised to them.

Hebrews 6:10 New Life Version (NLV)

10 God always does what is right. He will not forget the work you did to help the Christians and the work you are still doing to help them. This shows your love for Christ.

Hebrews 6:10 The Voice (VOICE)

10 because God is not unjust or unfair. He won’t overlook the work you have done or the love you have carried to each other in His name while doing His work, as you are still doing.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Are You Walking In The Light?

Verse of the Day - 1 John 1:7 - March 29, 2017 - Day 88
1 John 1:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

7 but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].


1 John 1:7 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

7 But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of his Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.


1 John 1:7 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

7 We should live in the light, where God is. If we live in the light, we have fellowship with each other, and the blood sacrifice of Jesus, God’s Son, washes away every sin and makes us clean.

1 John 1:7 The Message (MSG)

6-7 If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not living what we claim. But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin.

1 John 1:7 The Voice (VOICE)

7 If we walk step by step in the light, where the Father is, then we are ultimately connected to each other through the sacrifice of Jesus His Son. His blood purifies us from all our sins.

I love the phrase "Walk To The Light", don't you?  This writing of John also reminds me of my devotional reading for today, "The Portable Mountaintop" Day 88 of "The Book of Mysteries" by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.    Please click the link to read this devotional page.  Let me know if you see how this devotional also relates to today's Verse of the Day.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How Does Jesus Expect Us to Survive When We Have Been Betrayed and Abandoned?

Verse of the Day John 16:33 March 28, 2017 - Day 87
Was Jesus ever abandoned?  Yes!  Did He suffer feelings of abandonment?  Yes, but was He ever depressed because of betrayal or abandonment?  No! He was not because He knew the Father was always with Him in His darkest hours.  The Father was with Him every step of the way to the cross.  Jesus kept His eyes on doing what the Father had called Him to do.

If you have ever been betrayed or abandoned it so easy to feel discouraged and alone.  I know as I have been there a time or two.   You have probably been there a time or two also.  

How do we make it through this kind of trauma?   The Message Version of this scripture explains it best for me; " . . . But I’m not abandoned. The Father is with me. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”  Jesus is trying to get it across to us that we are not to let ourselves become depressed and lonely because we are hurt.  He is telling us so that we will look to Him, to trust Him and to not be so easily knocked down with feelings of defeat.  He is saying that we are to take our eyes off of the problem and look to Him for peace and comfort.  He is saying to us that He has overcome the world and we too are over-comers as long as we keep our eyes focused on Him. 

John 16:33 New King James Version (NKJV)

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”


John 16:33 Amplified Bible (AMP)


33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]


John 16:33 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


33 I have told you this, so that you might have peace in your hearts because of me. While you are in the world, you will have to suffer. But cheer up! I have defeated the world.[a]


John 16:33Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)


33 “I have told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have troubles. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”


John 16:33 Good News Translation (GNT)


33 I have told you this so that you will have peace by being united to me. The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”


John 16:33 Living Bible (TLB)


33 I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.”


John 16:33 The Message (MSG)


31-33 Jesus answered them, “Do you finally believe? In fact, you’re about to make a run for it—saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I’m not abandoned. The Father is with me. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”


John 16:33 The Voice (VOICE)


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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Why Do You Love The Lord?

Verse of the Day March 27, 2017 Day 86

Psalm 116:1-6The Message (MSG)

 1-6 "I love God because he listened to me,
    listened as I begged for mercy.
He listened so intently
    as I laid out my case before him.
Death stared me in the face,
    hell was hard on my heels.
Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn;
    then I called out to God for help:
“Please, God!” I cried out.
    “Save my life!”
God is gracious—it is he who makes -- things right,
    our most compassionate God.
God takes the side of the helpless;
    when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me."

I love the Lord because He first love me - 1 John 4:19 He loved me even when I didn't know Him.  I did not go to Him as He came to me and drew me to Him.  He wrapped loving arms around me and I accepted His love.  And, now He lives in me and I live in Him.  I so look forward to His coming to get me and my fellow believers.  I long to be with Him for eternity as life in this world does not satisfy my longing to be with Him.  Come soon Lord Jesus as I cannot wait to see you.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

What Did Jesus Mean When He said, "I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE"?

Verse of the Day March 26, 2017 - Day 85

John 6:35-38 The Message (MSG)

35-38 Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen me in action, you don’t really believe me. Every person the Father gives me eventually comes running to me. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don’t let go. I came down from heaven not to follow my own whim but to accomplish the will of the One who sent me.

Today's Verse of the Day is about food and drink.  Jesus declares the He is the bread of life and those of us who partake of His bread will never be hungry and will never be thirsty.  What an amazing statement!

Was He talking about eating Him and drinking His physical body?  I find it ironic that my devotional today is day 85, the 85th day of this year, titled, "THE MYSTERY OF EPHRATAH" from Jonathan Cahn's book THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES.  Please click this link to read.

The Mystery of Ephratah better explains the importance of our eating and drinking of His body and His blood in the sacrificial elements, in the physical world, and we are also partakers of His bread and the fruit of His blood spiritually.   As a believer we are in Him and He is in us while we are in our earthly body suits and soon we will be with Him forever in our heavenly body suits.  In our new heavenly body we will be like Him in that we can eat if we want to, but we will never experience hunger as we do in our physical bodies.  We can drink if we desire, but we will never be thirsty again in our heavenly bodies.

While we are in our earthly suit we experience natural bodily craving for food and drink, but our spiritual body will never again crave for anything more than Jesus.  He is our Lord and savior as nothing else can ever compare with the love He has for us.  No other worldly pleasure could ever draw us away from the pleasure we experience once we fully know Him.

The Mission from day 85 of Jonathan Cahn's book is; What gifts, resources, and abilities do you possess?  Turn each one into a gift to be given and seek today every chance to give of them.  And the scripture verses are; Micah 5:2, Luke 22:14-20 - please take a moment to read those.

Share the Bread of Life with others today!  Encourage others to get to know Him and He will fill their  hearts with joy.  When you do this your reward will be great in heaven.   Your reward in heaven will be greater than anything you can accumulate here on earth.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Where Will I Hide In The Days of Trouble?

Verse of the Day March 25, 2017
Psalm 59:16-17 The Message (MSG)

16-17 And me? I’m singing your prowess,
shouting at cockcrow your largesse,
For you’ve been a safe place for me,
a good place to hide.
Strong God, I’m watching you do it,
I can always count on you—
God, my dependable love.


Whenever I read The Verse of the Day the Lord always gives me an insight that I had not noticed before.  Take the phrase "My place of protection in the times of trouble" for example. I immediately thought of "Jacob's Trouble" mentioned in Jeremiah 30:7.  What is Jacob's Trouble?  This is referring to the Nation of Israel and the Jewish peoples alive during the great tribulation.


Where is the Church during this time of Jacob's Trouble?  This is the key to the phrase "My place of protection in the times of trouble" as the True Church will be taking out of the world and not suffer the tribulation as the tribulation is the wrath of God poured out on an unbelieving world.  This is what is known as the resurrection of the believers and the rapture of the Church.   Now I know there is a lot of opposing views as the when the resurrection of the dead and the Rapture will happen.  Some believe in Mid-Tribulation and others believe in Post-Tribulation.  These people believe the Church will go through some or all of the tribulation.

The Lord God, our heavenly Father is our fortress, He is our place of protection in times of trouble as He will take us out of trouble and place us in a place of safety.  Where is that place?  In His blossom.  Where can I go in time of trouble?  There is not a safe place in the world for the Church as Satan will go after the Church, but the Church will be gone. The Lord has removed the Church before Satan has a chance to launch His all out attack.  After the Church is gone Satan will then go after the Jews.  The good news is the Jews will understand who Jesus is and will accept Him as their Lord and Savior during the tribulation.

I feel led to show you some very enlightening videos that better explains why I believe the Pre-Tribulation view:


Get Ready - The Revelation 12 Sign - 23rd of September 2017 







23 Sep 2017 REVELATION 12 Sign Revisited | Vision of Tribulation Exposed by Steve Cioccolanti 





The message for today is this: The only place for the believer to hide from the days of tribulation is in Jesus Christ and trust in Him to bring you up and out of the danger.  He told us He was going to prepare a place for us and this is our hiding place.  He is our hiding place.

I pray this message has been a blessing to you and that you will share it with others as our days on this earth are very short.  We don't have time to play around or time to waste.

Jesus is coming to snatch us away very soon.  Amen


Friday, March 24, 2017

Can A Believer Get Tangled Up In Slavery To Sin Again?

Verse of the Day March 24, 2017
Galatians 5:1 The Message (MSG)

The Life of Freedom

5 Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.

Today I've decided to do something a bit different - instead of showing you multiple translations I want us to focus on The Message translation only.

The questions today is, "Can A Believer Get Tangled Up In Slavery to Sin Again?"  The answer to that questions is YES!  "How", you may ask.

The enemy of our souls hates the believers more than anyone one group of people in the world.  He will do everything he can to cause the believer to renounce their faith through tribulation (pressure).  He is a deceiver and he uses every trick in the book to break the believer's spirit.  His pressure upon the believer causes the believer to become weak in his/her faith.  He tricks the believer into blaming others for their downfall in an attempt to ease their conscious as to their own willingness  to give up.

So what is the answer?  

  1. Stop blaming others and take responsibility for the condition of your heart.  
  2. Confess your sin to the Lord Jesus
  3. Ask Him restore you back to a personal relationship with Him.
  4. Accept His forgiveness even though you don't feel that you deserve it
  5. Give Him thanks for not giving up on you by giving you another chance to come back.
  6. In all things give Him thanks for this is the will of God concerning each one of us.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Why Should We Worry About Tomorrow When It Is God That Controls Our Tomorrow

Verse of the Day March 20, 1017
Matthew 6:34 The Message (MSG)

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Why Should We Worry About Tomorrow?

That's a good question especially since we cannot do anything about tomorrow.  That's why we have to trust the Lord to help us in our tomorrow's.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He is the only one that can change tomorrow for our good and His purposes.

Did You Know Jesus Is The Only One That Can Save Us?

Verse of the Day March 21, 2017
There are some people that are preaching that there is more than one way to salvation.  This is a lie straight from hell.  Jesus is the only one that can rescue us.

The Message Version says it best!

Acts 4:12 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved.

Acts 4:12 Common English Bible (CEB)

12 Salvation can be found in no one else. Throughout the whole world, no other name has been given among humans through which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

12 There is salvation in no one else! For there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be saved!”

Acts 4:12 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

12 Only Jesus has the power to save! His name is the only one in all the world that can save anyone.

Acts 4:12 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

12 Jesus is the only one who can save people. His name is the only power in the world that has been given to save anyone. We must be saved through him!”

Acts 4:12 Living Bible (TLB)

12 There is salvation in no one else! Under all heaven there is no other name for men to call upon to save them.”

Acts 4:12 The Message (MSG)

8-12 With that, Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, let loose: “Rulers and leaders of the people, if we have been brought to trial today for helping a sick man, put under investigation regarding this healing, I’ll be completely frank with you—we have nothing to hide. By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the One you killed on a cross, the One God raised from the dead, by means of his name this man stands before you healthy and whole. Jesus is ‘the stone you masons threw out, which is now the cornerstone.’ Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one.”

Acts 4:12 New Century Version (NCV)

12 Jesus is the only One who can save people. No one else in the world is able to save us.”

Acts 4:12 New Testament for Everyone (NTE)

12 Rescue won’t come from anybody else! There is no other name given under heaven and among humans by which we must be rescued.’

Why Should We Not Let's Not Allow Ourselves To Get Fatigues Doing Good?

Verse of the Day March 22, 2017

Which version of this verse do you like the best.  I vote for The Message.

Galatians 6:10 The Voice (VOICE)

10 So seize any opportunity the Lord gives you to do good things and be a blessing to everyone, especially those within our faithful family.

Galatians 6:10 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

10 Therefore, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good toward all[a]—especially those who belong to the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10 New Life Version (NLV)

10 Because of this, we should do good to everyone. For sure, we should do good to those who belong to Christ.

Galatians 6:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Galatians 6:10 The Message (MSG)

9-10 So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.

Galatians 6:10 Living Bible (TLB)

10 That’s why whenever we can we should always be kind to everyone, and especially to our Christian brothers.

Galatians 6:10 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

10 Therefore, as the opportunity arises, let us do what is good to everyone, and especially to the family of those who are trustingly faithful.

Galatians 6:10 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

10 So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [[a]morally] to all people [not only [b]being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God’s family with you, the believers].

Which Would You Rather Have - Correction From Someone That Loves You or Kisses From An Enemy That Wants To Do You In?

Verse of the Day March 19, 2017
Today's Verse if the Day is Proverbs 27:6, but verse 5-6 together seem to convey the message best.

Proverbs 27:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)

5 Better is an open reprimand [of loving correction]
Than love that is hidden.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend [who corrects out of love and concern],
But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful [because they serve his hidden agenda].


Proverbs 27:5-6 Common English Bible (CEB)

5 A public correction is better than hidden love.
6 Trustworthy are the bruises of a friend;
excessive are the kisses of an enemy.


Proverbs 27:5-6 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

5 Better open rebuke
than hidden love.
6 Wounds from a friend are received as well-meant,
but an enemy’s kisses are insincere.


Proverbs 27:5-6 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

5 A truly good friend
will openly correct you.
6 You can trust a friend
who corrects you,
but kisses from an enemy
are nothing but lies.


Proverbs 27:5-6 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

5 Open criticism is better than hidden love.

6 You can trust what your friend says, even when it hurts. But your enemies want to hurt you, even when they act nice.


Proverbs 27:5-6 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

5 Open criticism is better than unexpressed love.
6 Wounds made by a friend are intended to help,
but an enemy’s kisses are too much to bear.[a]


Proverbs 27:5-6 Good News Translation (GNT)

5 Better to correct someone openly than to let him think you don't care for him at all.

6 Friends mean well, even when they hurt you. But when an enemy puts his arm around your shoulder—watch out!


Proverbs 27:5-6 The Message (MSG)

5 A spoken reprimand is better
than approval that’s never expressed.
6 The wounds from a lover are worth it;
kisses from an enemy do you in.


Proverbs 27:5-6 New Life Version (NLV)

5 Sharp words spoken in the open are better than love that is hidden.

6 The pains given by a friend are faithful, but the kisses of one who hates you are false.


Proverbs 27:5-6 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
but excessive the kisses of an enemy.


Proverbs 27:5-6 The Voice (VOICE)

5 Open rebuke is better
than hidden love.
6 Wounds inflicted by the correction of a friend prove he is faithful;
the abundant kisses of an enemy show his lies.

Have You Ever Felt Like An Arrogant Fool?

Verse of the Day March 18, 2017

Proverbs 12:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)


15 The way of the [arrogant] fool [who rejects God’s wisdom] is right in his own eyes,
But a wise and prudent man is he who listens to counsel.


Proverbs 12:15 Common English Bible (CEB)

15 Fools see their own way as right,
but the wise listen to advice.




Proverbs 12:15 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

15 Fools suppose their way is straight,
but the wise pay attention to advice.


Proverbs 12:15 Good News Translation (GNT)

15 Stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice.

Proverbs 12:15 Living Bible (TLB)

15 A fool thinks he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others.

Proverbs 12:15 The Message (MSG)

15 Fools are headstrong and do what they like;
wise people take advice.


Proverbs 12:15 New Life Version (NLV)

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to good teaching.

Proverbs 12:15 The Voice (VOICE)

15 Fools follow their own directions and think they are right,
but wise people listen intently to advice.

What Happens To Those That Reject The Son?

Verse of the Day for March 23, 2017

You have probably noticed that I haven't posted in several days.  I have been out of town for several days and am just now catching up.  I will follow this post with verses of the day that I have missed.

The Message version is the one that really explains this verse for me.  I pray that it will help those that are struggling with their faith.

John 3:36 Amplified Bible (AMP)

36 He who believes and trusts in the Son and accepts Him [as Savior] has eternal life [that is, already possesses it]; but he who does not believe the Son and chooses to reject Him, [disobeying Him and denying Him as Savior] will not see [eternal] life, but [instead] the wrath of God hangs over him continually.”

John 3:36 Common English Bible (CEB)

36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever doesn’t believe in the Son won’t see life, but the angry judgment of God remains on them.”

John 3:36 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

36 Whoever trusts in the Son has eternal life. But whoever disobeys the Son will not see that life but remains subject to God’s wrath.”

John 3:36 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

36 Everyone who has faith in the Son has eternal life. But no one who rejects him will ever share in that life, and God will be angry with them forever.

John 3:36 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. But those who do not obey the Son will never have that life. They cannot get away from God’s anger.”

John 3:36 Good News Translation (GNT)

36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not have life, but will remain under God's punishment.

John 3:36 Living Bible (TLB)

36 And all who trust him—God’s Son—to save them have eternal life; those who don’t believe and obey him shall never see heaven, but the wrath of God remains upon them.”

John 3:36 The Message (MSG)

34-36 “The One that God sent speaks God’s words. And don’t think he rations out the Spirit in bits and pieces. The Father loves the Son extravagantly. He turned everything over to him so he could give it away—a lavish distribution of gifts. That is why whoever accepts and trusts the Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever! And that is also why the person who avoids and distrusts the Son is in the dark and doesn’t see life. All he experiences of God is darkness, and an angry darkness at that.”

Friday, March 17, 2017

Where Can I Go But To The Lord


My favorite version of today's verse of the day is from The Message.  Notice the key phrase, " . . . Everyone that runs towards Him makes it."  Who else can we run to and make it except the Lord.  I hope you will run to Him whenever you are going through a trial for problem of some kind. If you do He will make a way for you to make it through even though it looks impossible.

Psalm 18:30 Amplified Bible (AMP)

30 As for God, His way is [a]blameless.
The word of the Lord is tested [it is perfect, it is faultless];
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.


Psalm 18:30 Common English Bible (CEB)

30 God! His way is perfect;
the Lord’s word is tried and true.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.


Psalm 18:30 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

30 (29) With you I can run through a whole troop of men,
with my God I can leap a wall.


Psalm 18:30 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

30 Your way is perfect, Lord,
and your word is correct.
You are a shield for those
who run to you for help.


Psalm 18:30 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

30 God’s way is perfect.
The Lord’s promise always proves to be true.
He protects those who trust in him.


Psalm 18:30 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

30 God’s way is perfect!
The promise of the Lord has proven to be true.
He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.


Psalm 18:30 Good News Translation (GNT)

30 This God—how perfect are his deeds!
How dependable his words!
He is like a shield
for all who seek his protection.


Psalm 18:30 Living Bible (TLB)

30 What a God he is! How perfect in every way! All his promises prove true. He is a shield for everyone who hides behind him.

Psalm 18:30 The Message (MSG)

30 What a God! His road
stretches straight and smooth.
Every God-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him
Makes it.


Psalm 18:30 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

30 For with You I rush on a troop,
with my God I scale a wall.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

What Are These Rivers of Living Water and Where Do They Come From?

The rivers of living water are words that flow from our innermost part of our body known as the heart.   Where is the heart?  We think of the heart as being where our blood pumping heart is located, but the scriptures reveal the heart, where the living waters flow from, are what the King James Version calls "The Belly" (see the Kings James Version below).

This is an accurate description as this area of the body is where our emotions are often felt first.  The belly, or the lower parts if the body is the seat or starting place of our emotion.  Our  emotions can be also felt rising up from the lower part of the body going upward to the upper part of the body.   These emotions often travel through the neck and spill out through the mouth in the form of words.  And, sometimes those words that come out of our mouths are good and helpful words that edify the hearers, and sometimes they are bad or negative and destructive words said out of fear or anger.  Fear and anger makes us stay stupid stuff, but words spoken out of the God kind of love brings peace and emotional healing.  

The rivers of living water is the Holy Spirit that flows in the believer.  The Holy Spirit sometimes uses us to speak words to others, as the Spirit desires and not out of our desires.  An example of this is you are in a conversation with a person, or teaching a class, you will fill something flowing from you and you hear yourself say words that gives a blessing to the hearer.

They often will say to you, "That's exactly what I needed to hear today, thank you for sharing!"  You will think to yourself, "I don't know where that came from as I did not know I know or understand  this before."  I've had this to happen several times and I realize that this was not me, but the Holy Spirit speaking words of life to those the hearers need to hear.

The Holy Spirit speaks to everyone's heart individually, but He ofter has to speak through other believers as a confirmation.  We sometime hear the Holy Spirit speaking to our hearts, but we struggle with what we hear within as we assume it is our on personal thoughts as we are not recognizing the voice of the Holy Spirit.  I believe this is the reason why the Lord uses us to share His heart through our hearts.

The Mission Today: Don't resist the Holy Spirt's unction within you - let Him speak through you as you minister to those you come in contact with.


John 7:38 Amplified Bible (AMP)

38 He who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.’”

John 7:38 Common English Bible (CEB)

38 All who believe in me should drink!
As the scriptures said concerning me,[a]
Rivers of living water will flow out from within him.”


John 7:38 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

38 Whoever puts his trust in me, as the Scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from his inmost being!”

John 7:38 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

38 Have faith in me, and you will have life-giving water flowing from deep inside you, just as the Scriptures say.”

John 7:38 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

38 If anyone believes in me, rivers of living water will flow out from their heart. That is what the Scriptures say.”

John 7:38 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

38 As Scripture says, ‘Streams of living water will flow from deep within the person who believes in me.’”

John 7:38 Good News Translation (GNT)

38 whoever believes in me should drink. As the scripture says, ‘Streams of life-giving water will pour out from his side.’”[a]

John 7:37-39 King James Version (KJV)

37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)


John 7:38 Living Bible (TLB)

38 For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water shall flow from the inmost being of anyone who believes in me.”

John 7:38-39 The Message (MSG)

37-39 On the final and climactic day of the Feast, Jesus took his stand. He cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says.” (He said this in regard to the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were about to receive. The Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been glorified.)

John 7:38 The Voice (VOICE)

38 If you believe in Me, the Hebrew Scriptures say that rivers of living water will flow from within you.[a]