Sunday, April 30, 2017

How To Tell If A Believer Is A True Believer

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Verse of the Day - Ephesians 4:15 - April 30, 2017 - Day 120

Ephesians 4:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)

15 But speaking the truth in love [in all things—both our speech and our lives expressing His truth], let us grow up in all things into Him [following His example] who is the Head—Christ.

Ephesians 4:15 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

15 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into him who is the head—Christ.

Ephesians 4:15 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in every respect grow up into him who is the head, the Messiah.

Ephesians 4:15 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

15 Love should always make us tell the truth. Then we will grow in every way and be more like Christ, the head

Ephesians 4:15 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

15 No, we will speak the truth with love. We will grow to be like Christ in every way. He is the head,

Ephesians 4:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Ephesians 4:15-16 Living Bible (TLB)

15-16 Instead, we will lovingly follow the truth at all times—speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly[a]—and so become more and more in every way like Christ who is the Head of his body, the Church. Under his direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly, and each part in its own special way helps the other parts, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

Ephesians 4:15-16 The Message (MSG)

14-16 No prolonged infancies among us, please. We’ll not tolerate babes in the woods, small children who are an easy mark for impostors. God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.

Ephesians 4:15 New Life Version (NLV)

15 but we are to hold to the truth with love in our hearts. We are to grow up and be more like Christ. He is the leader of the church.


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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Do You Long For The Day When Jesus Comes Again As King of Kings and Lord of Lords?

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Verse of the Day - Job 19:25 - April 29, 2017 - Day 119


Job 19:25 Amplified Bible (AMP)

25 “For I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives,
And at the last He will take His stand upon the earth.


Job 19:25 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

25 But I know that my Redeemer lives,[a]
and at the end he will stand on the dust.


Job 19:25 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

25 I know that my Savior[a] lives,
and at the end
he will stand on this earth.


Job 19:25 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

25 I know that there is someone to defend me and that he lives!
And in the end, he will stand here on earth and defend me.


Job 19:25 Good News Translation (GNT)

25 But I know there is someone in heaven
who will come at last to my defense.


Job 19:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Job 19:25-27 The Message (MSG)

23-27 “If only my words were written in a book—
better yet, chiseled in stone!
Still, I know that God lives—the One who gives me back my life—
and eventually he’ll take his stand on earth.
And I’ll see him—even though I get skinned alive!—
see God myself, with my very own eyes.
Oh, how I long for that day!


Job 19:25 New King James Version (NKJV)

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;


Job 19:25 New Life Version (NLV)

25 But as for me, I know that the One Who bought me and made me free from sin lives, and that He will stand upon the earth in the end.

Job 19:25 New Living Translation (NLT)

25 “But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
and he will stand upon the earth at last.


Job 19:25 The Voice (VOICE)

25 Besides, I know my Redeemer lives,
and in the end He will rise and take His stand on the earth.

Do You Long For The Day When Jesus Comes Again As King of Kings and Lord of Lords?

I don't know about you but I sure do. We are living in the most exciting time the world have ever known as I know Jesus' return is so soon. I pray that you are ready, but if you are not ready I would love to help you. Please send me a message using the contact form.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Do You Think The Same Way Jesus Thinks?

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Verse of the Day - Philippians 2:5-8 - April 28, 2017 - Day 118


Philippians 2:5-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

5 Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility], 6 who, although He existed in the form and unchanging essence of God [as One with Him, possessing the fullness of all the divine attributes—the entire nature of deity], did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped or asserted [as if He did not already possess it, or was afraid of losing it]; 7 but emptied Himself [without renouncing or diminishing His deity, but only temporarily giving up the outward expression of divine equality and His rightful dignity] by assuming the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men [He became completely human but was without sin, being fully God and fully man]. 8 After He was found in [terms of His] outward appearance as a man [for a divinely-appointed time], He humbled Himself [still further] by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Philippians 2:5-8 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Christ’s Humility and Exaltation

5 Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus,

6 who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be exploited.[a]
7 Instead he emptied himself
by assuming the form of a servant,
taking on the likeness of humanity.
And when he had come as a man,
8 he humbled himself by becoming obedient
to the point of death—
even to death on a cross.


Philippians 2:5-8 Common English Bible (CEB)

5 Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus:

6 Though he was in the form of God,
he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit.
7 But he emptied himself
by taking the form of a slave
and by becoming like human beings.
When he found himself in the form of a human,
8 he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.


Philippians 2:5-8 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

5 Let your attitude toward one another be governed by your being in union with the Messiah Yeshua:

6 Though he was in the form of God,
he did not regard equality with God
something to be possessed by force.
7 On the contrary, he emptied himself,
in that he took the form of a slave
by becoming like human beings are.
And when he appeared as a human being,
8 he humbled himself still more
by becoming obedient even to death —
death on a stake as a criminal!


Philippians 2:5-8 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

5 and think the same way that Christ Jesus thought:[a]

6 Christ was truly God.
But he did not try to remain[b]
equal with God.
7 Instead he gave up everything[c]
and became a slave,
when he became
like one of us.
8 Christ was humble.
He obeyed God
and even died
on a cross.


Philippians 2:5-8 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Learn From Christ to Be Unselfish

5 In your life together, think the way Christ Jesus thought.

6 He was like God in every way,
but he did not think that his being equal with God was something to use for his own benefit.
7 Instead, he gave up everything, even his place with God.
He accepted the role of a servant, appearing in human form.
During his life as a man,
8 he humbled himself by being fully obedient to God,
even when that caused his death—death on a cross.


Philippians 2:5-8 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

5 Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

6 Although he was in the form of God and equal with God,
he did not take advantage of this equality.
7 Instead, he emptied himself by taking on the form of a servant,
by becoming like other humans,
by having a human appearance.
8 He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
death on a cross.


Philippians 2:5-8 Good News Translation (GNT)

5 The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had:

6 He always had the nature of God,
but he did not think that by force he should try to remain[a] equal with God.
7 Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had,
and took the nature of a servant.
He became like a human being
and appeared in human likeness.
8 He was humble and walked the path of obedience all the way to death—
his death on the cross.


Philippians 2:5-8 Living Bible (TLB)

5 Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, 6 who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God, 7 but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men.[a] 8 And he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on a cross.[b]

Philippians 2:5-8 The Message (MSG)

5-8 Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

Philippians 2:5-8 New Life Version (NLV)

Christ Was Not Proud

5 Think as Christ Jesus thought. 6 Jesus has always been as God is. But He did not hold to His rights as God. 7 He put aside everything that belonged to Him and made Himself the same as a servant who is owned by someone. He became human by being born as a man. 8 After He became a man, He gave up His important place and obeyed by dying on a cross.

Philippians 2:5-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

6 Though he was God,[a]
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b];
he took the humble position of a slave[c]
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,[d]
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.


Philippians 2:5-8 The Voice (VOICE)

5 In other words, adopt the mind-set of Jesus the Anointed. Live with His attitude in your hearts. Remember:

6 Though He was in the form of God,
He chose not to cling to equality with God;
7 But He poured Himself out to fill a vessel brand new;
a servant in form
and a man indeed.
The very likeness of humanity,
8 He humbled Himself,
obedient to death—
a merciless death on the cross!


Here's the way Jesus thinks about you and me. He was willing to lay down His life for us. There is no greater love than to lay day your life for another.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jesus Has Been Looking For You, Has He Found You Yet?

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Verse of the Day - Luke 19:10 - April 27, 2017 - Day 117

Luke 19:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Luke 19:10 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”

Luke 19:10 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

10 The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.”

Luke 19:10 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

10 The Son of Man came to find lost people and save them.”

Luke 19:10 Living Bible (TLB)

9-10 Jesus told him, “This shows[a] that salvation has come to this home today. This man was one of the lost sons of Abraham, and I, the Messiah,* have come to search for and to save such souls as his.”

Luke 19:10 The Message (MSG)

9-10 Jesus said, “Today is salvation day in this home! Here he is: Zacchaeus, son of Abraham! For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.”

Luke 19:10 New Life Version (NLV)

10 For the Son of Man came to look for and to save from the punishment of sin those who are lost.”

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Did You Know Jesus Prays To The Father For Your Benefit?

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Verse of the Day - Hebrews 7:25 - April 26, 2017 - Day 116

Hebrews 7:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.


Hebrews 7:25 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

25 Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.

Hebrews 7:25 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

25 Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, since he always lives to intercede for them.

Hebrews 7:25 Common English Bible (CEB)

25 This is why he can completely save those who are approaching God through him, because he always lives to speak with God for them.

Hebrews 7:25 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

25 and consequently, he is totally able to deliver those who approach God through him; since he is alive forever and thus forever able to intercede on their behalf.

Hebrews 7:25 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

25 He is forever able to save[a] the people he leads to God, because he always lives to speak to God for them.

Hebrews 7:25 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

25 So Christ can save those who come to God through him. Christ can do this forever, because he always lives and is ready to help people when they come before God.

Hebrews 7:25 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

25 That is why he is always able to save those who come to God through him. He can do this because he always lives and intercedes for them.

Hebrews 7:25 Good News Translation (GNT)

25 And so he is able, now and always, to save those who come to God through him, because he lives forever to plead with God for them.

Hebrews 7:25 Living Bible (TLB)

25 He is able to save completely all who come to God through him. Since he will live forever, he will always be there to remind God that he has paid for their sins with his blood.

Hebrews 7:25 The Message (MSG)

23-25 Earlier there were a lot of priests, for they died and had to be replaced. But Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. He’s there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them.

Hebrews 7:25 New King James Version (NKJV)

25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:25 New Life Version (NLV)

25 And so Jesus is able, now and forever, to save from the punishment of sin all who come to God through Him because He lives forever to pray for them.


Hebrews 7:25 New Living Translation (NLT)

25 Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save[a] those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.

Hebrews 7:25 The Voice (VOICE)

25 From such a vantage, He is able to save those who approach God through Him for all time because He will forever live to be their advocate in the presence of God.

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Did You Know Jesus Prays To The Father For Your Benefit?

When we pray, whether in a group  or individually, our Lord Jesus represents us to our Heavenly Father.  No one can come to the Father except through Jesus.  Jesus is our intercessor, our advocate to the Father.  I love the fact that Jesus talks to the Father about me and He prays to the Father on my behalf.


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As a believer we have some powerful weapons in our arsenal, but one of the most important is our prayers in the name of Jesus.   I know from personal experience that things happen when I pray for others.  Not because I am something special.  It is because Jesus goes to the Father because of my prayers and He is the one that gets all the glory. 

If you are not sure what your calling or ministry is then start praying for others.  Walk the streets in your neighborhood and pray for those that live in each house you pass.  When you are driving pray for the drivers you see.  Everywhere you go through out the day pray for everyone your eyes come in contact with.  Pray out loud because there is tremendous power released in your words.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]. James 5:16 Amplified Version

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Why Does The Believer Need To Be Mature, Perfect, Or Complete In Christ Jesus?

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Verse of the Day - Colossians 1:27-28 - April 25, 2017 - Day 115


Colossians 1:27-28 Amplified Bible (AMP)

27 God [in His eternal plan] chose to make known to them how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in and among you, the hope and guarantee of [realizing the] glory. 28 We proclaim Him, warning and instructing everyone in all wisdom [that is, with comprehensive insight into the word and purposes of God], so that we may present every person complete in Christ [mature, fully trained, and perfect in Him—the Anointed].

Colossians 1:27-28 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

27 God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 We proclaim him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Colossians 1:27-28 Common English Bible (CEB)

27 God wanted to make the glorious riches of this secret plan[a] known among the Gentiles, which is Christ living in you, the hope of glory. 28 This is what we preach as we warn and teach every person with all wisdom so that we might present each one mature in Christ.

Colossians 1:27-28 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

27 To them God wanted to make known how great among the Gentiles is the glorious richness of this secret. And the secret is this: the Messiah is united with you people! In that rests your hope of glory! 28 We, for our part, proclaim him; we warn, confront and teach everyone in all wisdom; so that we may present everyone as having reached the goal, united with the Messiah.

Colossians 1:27-28 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

27 God did this because he wanted you Gentiles to understand his wonderful and glorious mystery. And the mystery is that Christ lives in you, and he is your hope of sharing in God’s glory.

28 We announce the message about Christ, and we use all our wisdom to warn and teach everyone, so that all of Christ’s followers will grow and become mature.


Colossians 1:27-28 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

27 God decided to let his people know just how rich and glorious that truth is. That secret truth, which is for all people, is that Christ lives in you, his people. He is our hope for glory. 28 So we continue to tell people about Christ. We use all wisdom to counsel every person and teach every person. We are trying to bring everyone before God as people who have grown to be spiritually mature in Christ.

Colossians 1:27-28 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

27 God wanted his people throughout the world to know the glorious riches of this mystery—which is Christ living in you, giving you the hope of glory.

28 We spread the message about Christ as we instruct and teach everyone with all the wisdom there is. We want to present everyone as mature Christian people.


Colossians 1:27-28 Good News Translation (GNT)

27 God's plan is to make known his secret to his people, this rich and glorious secret which he has for all peoples. And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God. 28 So we preach Christ to everyone. With all possible wisdom we warn and teach them in order to bring each one into God's presence as a mature individual in union with Christ.

Colossians 1:27-28 King James Version (KJV)

27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:


Colossians 1:27-28 Living Bible (TLB)

26-27 He has kept this secret for centuries and generations past, but now at last it has pleased him to tell it to those who love him and live for him, and the riches and glory of his plan are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ in your hearts is your only hope of glory.

28 So everywhere we go we talk about Christ to all who will listen, warning them and teaching them as well as we know how. We want to be able to present each one to God, perfect because of what Christ has done for each of them.


Colossians 1:27-29 The Message (MSG)

26-29 This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less. That’s what I’m working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me.

Colossians 1:27-28 New King James Version (NKJV)

27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which[a] is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:27-28 New Life Version (NLV)

27 God wants these great riches of the hidden truth to be made known to the people who are not Jews. The secret is this: Christ in you brings hope of all the great things to come. 28 We preach Christ. We tell every man how he must live. We use wisdom in teaching every man. We do this so every man will be complete in Christ.

Colossians 1:27-28 New Living Translation (NLT)

27 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.

28 So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect[a] in their relationship to Christ.


Colossians 1:27-28 The Voice (VOICE)

27 He decided to make known to them His blessing to the nations; the glorious riches of this mystery is the indwelling of the Anointed in you! The very hope of glory.

28 We are preaching Him—spreading the Word to all with equal amounts of wise warning and instruction—so that, at the final judgment, we will be able to present everyone to the Creator fully mature because of what Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, has done.



Why Does The Believer Need To Be Mature, Perfect, Or Complete In Christ Jesus?

To be mature in Christ does not necessarily mean to be a senior citizen, however there are many many seniors that are mature in their relationship with Christ.  Then there are other seniors have been in church all their lives are yet but babes in Christ.

Another question is where does one start to develop these characteristics?  I believe it begins with the study of God's Word.  This is how the believer get to know and understand Him and to be able to hear His voice when He's teaching you.  It begins with each believers own individual study -


2 Timothy 2:15

Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman [tested by trial] who has no reason to be ashamed, accurately handling and skillfully teaching the word of truth.

The root of the message today is this;  Every believer will one day stand before Jesus to give an account for our lives.  The books will be opened and our lives will be an open display for all to see.  The mature, perfect, and complete believer will not be ashamed of his/her ministry during their lives because they sought the Lord in His word, they paid attention to what He said and they obeyed the ministry that He gave them to do.


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What is your ministry? Not all are called to preach, but we are all called to share Jesus (the WORD) with everyone who will listen to our story. What will the mature, perfect and complete believer receive when he/she is judges by Jesus. Jesus will give the believer their just reward, a crown of glory.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

You Were Purchased By The Precious Blood of Christ Jesus

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Verse of the Day - 1 Peter 1:18:-19 - April 24, 2017 - Day 114

1 Peter 1:18-19 Amplified Bible (AMP)

18 For you know that you were not redeemed from your useless [spiritually unproductive] way of life inherited [by tradition] from your forefathers with perishable things like silver and gold, 19 but [you were actually purchased] with precious blood, like that of a [sacrificial] lamb unblemished and spotless, the priceless blood of Christ.

1 Peter 1:18-19 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

18 For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb.

1 Peter 1:18-19 Common English Bible (CEB)

18 Live in this way, knowing that you were not liberated by perishable things like silver or gold from the empty lifestyle you inherited from your ancestors. 19 Instead, you were liberated by the precious blood of Christ, like that of a flawless, spotless lamb.

1 Peter 1:18-19 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

18 You were rescued[a] from the useless way of life that you learned from your ancestors. But you know that you were not rescued by such things as silver or gold that don’t last forever. 19 You were rescued by the precious blood of Christ, that spotless and innocent lamb.

1 Peter 1:18-19 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

18 You know that in the past the way you were living was useless. It was a way of life you learned from those who lived before you. But you were saved from that way of living. You were bought, but not with things that ruin like gold or silver. 19 You were bought with the precious blood of Christ’s death. He was a pure and perfect sacrificial Lamb.

1 Peter 1:18-19 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 Realize that you weren’t set free from the worthless life handed down to you from your ancestors by a payment of silver or gold which can be destroyed. 19 Rather, the payment that freed you was the precious blood of Christ, the lamb with no defects or imperfections.

1 Peter 1:18-19 Good News Translation (GNT)

18 For you know what was paid to set you free from the worthless manner of life handed down by your ancestors. It was not something that can be destroyed, such as silver or gold; 19 it was the costly sacrifice of Christ, who was like a lamb without defect or flaw.

1 Peter 1:18-19 King James Version (KJV)

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:


1 Peter 1:18-19 Living Bible (TLB)

18 God paid a ransom to save you from the impossible road to heaven which your fathers tried to take, and the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver as you very well know. 19 But he paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

1 Peter 1:18-21 The Message (MSG)

18-21 Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.


1 Peter 1:18-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

1 Peter 1:18-19 New Life Version (NLV)

18 You know you were not bought and made free from sin by paying gold or silver which comes to an end. And you know you were not saved from the punishment of sin by the way of life that you were given from your early fathers. That way of life was worth nothing. 19 The blood of Christ saved you. This blood is of great worth and no amount of money can buy it. Christ was given as a lamb without sin and without spot.

1 Peter 1:18-19 New Living Translation (NLT)

18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

1 Peter 1:18-19 The Voice (VOICE)

18 You know that a price was paid to redeem you from following the empty ways handed on to you by your ancestors; it was not paid with things that perish (like silver and gold), 19 but with the precious blood of the Anointed, who was like a perfect and unblemished sacrificial lamb.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Every Knee Will Bow And Every Tongue Will Praise And Worship Him

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Verse of the Day - Romans 14:11 - April 23, 22017 - Day 113

Romans 14:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 For it is written [in Scripture],

“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall give praise to God.”


Romans 14:11 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

11 since it is written in the Tanakh,

“As I live, says Adonai, every knee will bend before me,
and every tongue will publicly acknowledge God.”[a]


Romans 14:11 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

11 In the Scriptures God says,

“I swear by my very life
that everyone will kneel down
and praise my name!”


Romans 14:11 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

11 Yes, the Scriptures say,

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘Everyone will bow before me;
everyone will say that I am God.’”


Romans 14:11 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 Scripture says,

“As certainly as I live, says the Lord,
everyone will worship me,
and everyone will praise God.”


Romans 14:11 Good News Translation (GNT)

11 For the scripture says,

“As surely as I am the living God, says the Lord,
everyone will kneel before me,
and everyone will confess that I am God.”


Romans 14:11-12The Message (MSG)

10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. Read it for yourself in Scripture:

“As I live and breathe,” God says,
“every knee will bow before me;
Every tongue will tell the honest truth
that I and only I am God.”


So tend to your knitting. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God.

Romans 14:11 New Living Translation (NLT)

11 For the Scriptures say,

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bend to me,
and every tongue will declare allegiance to God.[a]’”


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Every Knee Will Kneel Will Bow And Every Tongue Will Praise And Worship Him

In some churches people feel uncomfortable lifting their hands in praise and worship of our Lord.  But, the day is coming when every person, believer and non-believer, will bow down and every tongue will confess the He is God.  They will do this whether the want to or not.
Believers it is okay for you to raise your hands and praise Him in your church.  Some people think it's undignified to do this in church because they think people do this to be seen of others.  That's a lie from the devil.  The Lord loves our sacrifice of praise and worship.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

There Is No Excuse For Not Knowing God

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Voice of the Day - Romans 1:20 - April 22, 2017 - Day 112

Romans 1:20 Amplified Bible (AMP)

20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense.

Romans 1:20 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

20 For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse.

Romans 1:20 Common English Bible (CEB)

20 Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made. So humans are without excuse.

Romans 1:20 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

20 For ever since the creation of the universe his invisible qualities — both his eternal power and his divine nature — have been clearly seen, because they can be understood from what he has made. Therefore, they have no excuse;


Romans 1:20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

20 There are things about God that people cannot see—his eternal power and all that makes him God. But since the beginning of the world, those things have been easy for people to understand. They are made clear in what God has made. So people have no excuse for the evil they do.

Romans 1:20 Living Bible (TLB)

20 Since earliest times men have seen the earth and sky and all God made, and have known of his existence and great eternal power. So they will have no excuse when they stand before God at Judgment Day.[a]


Romans 1:20-23The Message (MSG)

Ignoring God Leads to a Downward Spiral

18-23 But God’s angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.

Romans 1:20 New Life Version (NLV)

20 Men cannot say they do not know about God. From the beginning of the world, men could see what God is like through the things He has made. This shows His power that lasts forever. It shows that He is God.

Romans 1:20 New Living Translation (NLT)

20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Romans 1:20 The Voice (VOICE)

20 From the beginning, creation in its magnificence enlightens us to His nature. Creation itself makes His undying power and divine identity clear, even though they are invisible; and it voids the excuses and ignorant claims of these people




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There is not an excuse for not wanting to know our Heavenly Father.  We see Him and His handiwork in the world we live in.  See Him for who He truly is and give Him thanks for all the splendor and glory He has blessed us with.  Everyday give Him praise and worship for the wonderful things He had done, what He is doing right now, and what He will do for our sakes.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Did You Know That No One Can Snatch The Believer Out Of The Father's Hand?

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Verse of the Day - John 10:28-30 - April 21, 2017 - Day 110

John 10:28-30 Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 And I give them eternal life, and they will never, ever [by any means] perish; and no one will ever snatch them out of My hand. 29 [a]My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are One [in essence and nature].”

John 10:28-30 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

28 and I give them eternal life. They will absolutely never be destroyed, and no one will snatch them from my hands. 29 My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no one can snatch them from the Father’s hands. 30 I and the Father are one.”

John 10:28-30 Common English Bible (CEB)

28 I give them eternal life. They will never die, and no one will snatch them from my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them from my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

John 10:28-30 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

28 and I give them eternal life, so that they will never be lost. No one can snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father gave them to me, and he is greater than all others.[a] No one can snatch them from his hands, 30 and I am one with the Father.

John 10:28-30 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

28 I give my sheep eternal life. They will never die, and no one can take them out of my hand. 29 My Father is the one who gave them to me, and he is greater than all.[a] No one can steal my sheep out of his hand. 30 The Father and I are one.”

John 10:28-30 Living Bible (TLB)

28 I give them eternal life and they shall never perish. No one shall snatch them away from me, 29 for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else, so no one can kidnap them from me. 30 I and the Father are one.”

John 10:28-30 The Message (MSG)

25-30 Jesus answered, “I told you, but you don’t believe. Everything I have done has been authorized by my Father, actions that speak louder than words. You don’t believe because you’re not my sheep. My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them real and eternal life. They are protected from the Destroyer for good. No one can steal them from out of my hand. The Father who put them under my care is so much greater than the Destroyer and Thief. No one could ever get them away from him. I and the Father are one heart and mind.”

John 10:28-30 New Life Version (NLV)

28 I give them life that lasts forever. They will never be punished. No one is able to take them out of My hand. 29 My Father Who gave them to Me is greater than all. No one is able to take them out of My Father’s hand. 30 My Father and I are one!”

John 10:28-30 The Voice (VOICE)

28 I give them a life that is unceasing, and death will not have the last word. Nothing or no one can steal them from My hand. 29 My Father has given the flock to Me, and He is superior to all beings and things. No one is powerful enough to snatch the flock from My Father’s hand. 30 The Father and I are one.


Did You Know That No One Can Snatch The Believer Out Of The Father's Hand?  

Recently I was speaking with one of my neighbors that is a Christian and she was very troubled.  She felt unsure of her salvation.  She had been going through counseling with one of the pastors at her church and he caused her to believe she could lose her salvation.  She was very worried and confused because the pastor wasn't helping her.  This is not the first time I have had a Christian believer tell me this.


There are scriptures, when taken out of context, can cause this confusion.  I will not address these at this time because it would be a very lengthy explanation.  Below I have a video that I would like for you to watch because I feel it does a good job of explaining how the true believer cannot be stolen from our Heavenly Father no matter what.

Please watch all of the video and I welcome your comments on the video.  Let me know if you video helped you or confused you all the more. I am here to help you. Please feel free to contact me if you want to talk.


Published on Sep 10, 2015
Acknowledgement: Armageddon News.

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